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Pictures of the Eros costume popped up again on my twitter tl and I scream a bit every time I see it BC LIKE

VIKTOR DOES HELP YUURI WITH ALL PREPARATIONS AFTER ALL and it’s so funny to see these tiny details because it shows JUST HOW MUCH TIME THEY SPEND TOGETHER BEHIND THE SCENES BUILDING THEIR RELATIONSHIP 

ALSO HOW CUTE IS IT THAT VIKTOR ALSO DOES YUURI’S HAIR FOR HIM NOW

Yuuri could obviously fix his hair on his own without problems but it’s so sweet that Viktor just takes over all of these things AND THEY OBVIOUSLY LOVE IT AS WELL and tons of people already discussed it but the act of brushing someone’s hair has a much more intimate history in Japanese culture as well

THESE TWO ARE SO PURE THEY CARE SO MUCH FOR EACH OTHER ON EVERY LEVEL AND OBVIOUSLY ENJOY ALL OF THESE SMALL THINGS THEY DO TOGETHER A GREAT DEAL I love how their relationship blossoms so seamlessly in the moments we don’t get to see in the show

Kidge headcanon

Keith is the first to realize he wants to live his life with Pidge by his side. He doesn’t immediately understand that, thats love but he knows no one can take her place. Of course Pidge falls for Keith as he attaches himself more to her. But she can recognize that she’s in love and is actually very calm about it. They end up being that couple that is together but it’s never something they discuss or even act as one.

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The year is 1995, congress member Bernie Sanders stands in opposition of a homophobic statement said by Duke Cunningham. Cunningham derisively refers to “homos in the military” to support his argument while (strangely) discussing the Clean Water Act. Sanders, having none of it, quickly rises to the defense of thousands of men and women everywhere. Sanders ire is such that he repeatedly disrespects the Chairman by speaking over him in order to say his piece. [Video Source]


What does this say for Sanders? Well, that’s for you to decide. But to me, it says that for 20+ years strong he has shown his public support for LGBT+ persons everywhere, even in the face of ridicule and disrespect. Unlike some, Sanders has always been vocal about his beliefs concerning the LGBT+ community, and he has always held them. Key word always, and not just when doing so might garner him support for his campaigns. 


BONUS:

I just really want a girlfriend who will take me to the theater or to the ballet or to an opera. Someone who will admire the ballerinas with me, their dedication and talent and frail beauty. Someone who’s heart will swell with the music of the orchestra like mine, who will envy the leading soprano’s high note like I do. Someone who will hold my hand while actors exchange lines, who will try to guess the ending with me, or who will discuss the acting skills.
A girlfriend who will take me to museums where I can make cheesy lines about how I am not supposed to touch the art. A girlfriend who will go with me to strange, artistic places in the city so I can photograph her. A girlfriend who will curl around me when I’m writing, put her head in my shoulder and just quietly sit there, holding coffee with me.
I want a girlfriend who will travel to my favorite Thai restaurant with me. Who will come into work while I’m on shift and order a desert as sweet as I am. Who will go coffee shop hopping with me. Who will walk around and hold my hand. Who will go antiquing with me.
I want a girlfriend who will never forget how I aim to please my family above myself, and will love and forgive me for it. Who understands that that doesn’t mean I love her any less.
I just want a good girlfriend.

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MY BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS PERFORMANCES

10. Jean Hagen (Singin’ in the Rain, 1952)

Easily the greatest movie musical of all-time, Singin’ in the Rain has stood the test of time and may have actually improved as time has progressed. The film is classic comedy musical with some of the most iconic and spectacular musical numbers ever to grace the silver screen. It is unfortunate enough how the time this film came out, it never got the respect it deserved. The only accolade that was of notice for the film was the Golden Globe Donald O'Connor won for his role as Cosmo Brown. Besides that, the film got only very few Oscar nods, not winning any and only one for the acting in the film and that was to Jean Hagen’s performance as silent film diva Lina Lamont.

In all honesty, this is the best female comic-villain and performance of a female comic-villain I’ve seen yet. Jean Hagen like many comedic actresses of that time (think Judy Holliday, who actually was offered this role), never was able to move beyond this performance. She never appeared on screen with a big role like Lina Lamont. She was equal parts hilarious and plain awful. And I mean, the fact she was able to change her voice so strongly and convincingly. Also, the fact she was able to stand out over Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor, who all had singular song and dance numbers when Hagen didn’t, she still stole most of the show. The “I make more than Calvin Coolidge, put together!” monologue was genius, it showed how truly dumb, power-hungry, greedy and selfish Lina Lamont is, no sympathy. Lina Lamont was the ultimate used-to-be star and an example of how many stars failed to make the transition to talkies from silent films. Don Lockwood was able to do it, but Lina Lamont couldn’t and I think it’s a great allegory for that time, which is what makes the film so great.

Again, it’s a shame how Jean Hagen never was able to live up beyond this role. Lina Lamont became an iconic character and yet Jean Hagen got completely lost behind that. I know she was fairly successful as a stage actress so props to her. In film history, we will always remember for her unforgettable part in Singin’ in the Rain. I mean, “What do you think I’m dumb or something?”

My number nine choice will be posted later today. Stick around for that one!

So I’ve really been trying to stay out of this weird Katie McGrath discourse. But things keep popping up on my dash and I look through the Katie McGrath tag pretty regularly. Apparently, we all need a discussion on how to act like normal functioning adults. And this is the only time I’m going to post about this. Because I didn’t think we needed to talk about this. But apparently…

For people that say they’re fans of a person, some of you are disrespectful as hell. I could get around the “Kashy McGra” thing, even though I’m personally really bothered by it. I’ve never like it and you’ll never find me using that tag. But hey, when an actor/actress starts gaining more prominence, jokes like that surface more and I understand that was lighthearted fun. But when some people start digging up pictures and making a big deal out of something that is a person’s job. Well. Let’s just say that it’s probably good Katie doesn’t have social media and honestly, I don’t think she should ever get on it if this is how some people are going to behave. 

Look, I’m as relatively as new of a fan of Katie as the next person. I knew of her because of Merlin but didn’t really follow her career until Supergirl. Yeah, I think her back tattoo is a little unfortunate, but that’s not really a reason to drag her over it. Yeah, her goth phase was interesting. But who can really say they never had one? Besides, it was a method of self-expression for a younger Katie. I don’t think we should be making fun of that. And don’t even get me started on that anal thing. That’s just downright disgusting, in terms of what that scene started. And where some people took it. I also don’t really understand why this goth thing was such a big deal. We all knew she had a goth phase, and arguably she still has a little bit of it in her personal fashion. At least, I thought we all knew. 

It’s been really surreal to watch this all unfold and continually be amazed what people are willing to post in public about a person they don’t really know. Especially one who tends to be pretty private. Or at least as private as you can be when you’re an actress. 

Yes, it’s a part of every individual’s growing fandom that you’re going to get some people who just do that. It’s the price of an actor/actress gaining exposure. And to some extent, we all have to just deal with it. But some of you really need Jesus. I’d really rather not get PMs over this, but if you have to, don’t tell me “it’s just a joke.” Because it’s really not that funny. Some individuals in the fandom really need to grow up and let Katie be herself. And not make a spectacle over the stupidest shit.  

Cancerous Dipshit John, something is out there still

Ok, more thoughts on wtf happened in A6A6I5 and A7, which I keep coming back to like I’m poking a broken tooth with my tongue.

Remember this John?

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2017

Let’s face it. 2017 will not be better. The world will not be better at Midnight, January 1st. The world doesn’t work like this. It is a continuous process. And with all the evidence we have, it is clear that the dark times are not ready to end yet. The most pessimistic of us might even say that it’s only the beginning.

But you know what ? It is not hopeless. The world won’t get better in a year, but you can get better. You can do better. Improve things on your own scale. Work on yourself, get better at being a citizen of the world. Get help, give help. Listen, talk, discuss, think, act, empathize ! Be a better version of yourself, find yourself. Take care of the few people who love you. You might be surprised by how many they are, how much you are loved. Do not let loneliness, prejudice and unfairness disarm you. Stay true to your principles and do not let yourself be humiliated. But also learn to forgive. Use your brain and your heart. Laugh, cry, scream, sleep on it and get up. Sing, dance, create, watch movies but don’t be just a spectator. Act.

And most of all, don’t be too hard on yourself. You have duties, yes. But the first of those duties, is to love yourself.

2017 won’t be better, but you can be better. And when you get better, maybe, just maybe, this year won’t seem so bad.

That is my only wish.

anonymous asked:

Did you saw the new chapter ??

I have!!! And my thanks to @jianxis for the translation! ❤️

It’s hard for me to call it a chapter since I don’t think it’s part of the linear timeframe for all the other chapters (a bit like the Christmas update we had once where Jian Yi and Zhengxi were snowball fighting, and I’m p. sure the story takes place mostly near the end of their final year in middle school, so, close to summer and not in Feb?) But it’s still super cute!

I just … miss the story, I guess? I’m so happy to see them again and it’s a funny update – it’s just not so much a story update!

anonymous asked:

what do you think of jace's talk with magnus in 2x08 about hurting alec? some people are saying it's racist and homophobic of jace to do that. is it bad i thought the scene was fine and a little humorous lmao this fandom makes me question my reaction to everything on this show

Well, to be blunt, I’m not the right person to give an opinion on whether something is racist or homophobic. I don’t have any authority in either of those matters, so it’s not something I feel comfortable giving any sort of verdict on.

But unfortunately, I have to say that (regardless of any other problems or implications) I don’t enjoy scenes like that. Ever. Honestly, I’ve always hated the ‘if you hurt them…’ trope. I just really hate it. I hate the implication that the partner being talked to needs to be threatened into treating their partner well, and I really hate that the person doing the talking thinks that’s a good thing? I feel like healthy relationship dynamics shouldn’t have to be achieved by threats from outside sources. Also, I really hate the implication that the person being ‘protected’ is somehow incapable of making their own healthy, safe decisions. I hate that it’s somehow seen as ‘good’ and ‘protective’ to have absolutely no trust in the person’s choice for a relationship. It feels demeaning, and disrespectful, and it has always bothered me, in every single piece of media I’ve ever seen it in (and it shows up a hell of a lot. too much. way too much). But that’s just my personal opinion, and I’m very much aware of that. 

At face value, I’m glad that we got to see Magnus and Jace discuss the relationship a bit. Or at least, acknowledge it. I think it’s great that Alec is getting support from his brother, and that Magnus is getting to be involved with Alec’s family. However, I really wish it could have been any other type of conversation. Those ones just bug me. Really, really bug me.

When Claudia starts her assassination plot by bringing him a human gift, Cruise’s eyes show Lestat’s surprise that someone has finally done something nice for him for the first time in the film… In that moment, we realize that while Lestat is capable of love, he’s never been loved back.
—  Amy Nicholson, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor

This is really long and I don;t expect anyone to read all of this, but there have been some things said in this fandom, and some behavoir I would like to discuss and dissect from acting/narrative perspective.

So like, I personally don’t understand why people ship Lexa and Clarke but I don’t really care because I let people do what makes them happy unless it’s jontari cause, in the end, it doesn’t really matter.  But it honestly baffles me why people think Bellamy and Clarke don’t have any chemistry. 

Okay, so I am a full time theatre student, who likes to dabble in playwriting and I can never watch a movie, tv show, or play without dissecting the acting and the choices the actors make and all the subtleties because believe me good actors are very conscious of every part of their body while performing.  And as someone who studies this, it’s plain to me that the chemistry between Bellamy and Clarke is very strong which makes sense as the actors are good, long-time friends who are comfortable in a scene with one another.  Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.  Now, I don’t know what kind of prep work Eliza and Bob do but they have made clear and specific choices to show affection towards one another as their characters, whether that’s romantic or platonic is unclear, but something is obviously there. 

Now, I will be the first to admit that Bellamy has fucked up major in the past, there’s no doubt about that, but the writers and Bob Morley have made it abundantly clear that he extremely regrets the bad decisions he made and hates himself for it, but he knows he has to live with what he’s done (which is a major theme in the show, and it’s not like Lexa never made any bad decisions during her time on the show)

Now season 3, Bellamy clearly had some issues going on.  He was lost and confused when Clarke left (I’m not saying she should’ve stayed, she needed to do whatever she needed to do) but Bellamy had also just gone through some major trauma (mount weather and Gina) and had no good way of dealing with it so he did what any human would do and wanted to blame someone.  So it became the grounders, and Clarke, who always protected them.  I’m not saying what he did was right, or even okay, I’m saying it was understandable.  I mean it’s clear everyone on this show has some major PTSD, so of course, they’re going to act irrationally - shoot first, ask later - I mean, again, a major theme of season 3.  The whole point of the show is that no one is innocent (see season 2) when it comes to surviving, the lines between right and wrong get very blurred, especially when you need to make hard and fast decisions.  None of the characters on this show are innocent, the whole point is what you do in the situations where there is no winning, and what the consequences of those decisions are 

A lot of people don’t seem to understand that a good, interesting narrative needs complex characters, no one wants to watch a show where everyone is absurdly moral and right and everything always works out fine in the end unless you’re a child watching Caillou.  It’s the complete opposite of what this show is.

I’ve also seen a lot of bashing of gender and sexuality, Clarke doesn’t suddenly become straight when she loves a guy, she’s still bi.  As a bisexual woman, I personally think we need more bisexual women in a serious and loving relationship with a man on TV.  Too often are bisexual women shown as deviant, or experimenting, or have a relationship with a guy then find out they are a lesbian.  That’s not bisexual, that’s lesbian.

Anyway, this was so long, and congrats to you if you made it this far.  This was very stream of consciousness, and I just wanted to get some thoughts off my chest.  Again, I’m not trying hate on anyone or which fictional character they think should be with who.  I do love Lexa’s character and was really upset when she died.  This was strictly an acting/narrative viewpoint, as well as my personal thoughts.  Ship what makes you happy, and don’t hate on what makes other people happy. All the love <3

ASEXUAL SPECTRUM

Asexual –

Not experiencing sexual attraction at all.

APOTHOSEXUAL –

You identify as Asexual and you are sex repulsed.

SEX REPULSED –

Discussed by sexual acts/mentions.

FRAYSEXUAL –

Sexual attraction fades after initially meeting someone. (Say you see someone on the street and you are sexually attracted to them, but then upon actually meeting the individual, you lose the sexual attraction)

LITHIOSEXUAL –

Experiencing sexual attraction, nut not wanting it reciprocated. (You are essentially sex repulsed, but only when it is to do with you. You don’t like the idea of people being sexually attracted to you; or the idea of you being involved) Also could be aroused by sexual content (book, movie)

DEMISEXUAL –

ONLY experiencing sexual attraction AFTER a strong bond has been formed. (Could be that you have boon romantically interested in someone, and you have never experienced sexual attraction before then. NOT not wanting to have sex with someone until you get to know them)

AUTOCHORISSEXUAL/AEGOSEXUAL –

Disconnection between oneself and sexual target of arousal. (Say you are watching or reading something with sexually explicit material, now you may be aroused by it, or it may not gross you out, but you yourself, don’t want to be put in that situation.)

CUPIOSEXUAL –

Wanting a sexual relationship, but you don’t experience sexual attraction. (One will want to perform sexual acts, but doesn’t feel an attraction)

ALLOSEXUAL –

Experiencing sexual attraction.

ABROSEXUAL –

Your sexual identity fluctuates between the different identies and level of sexual attraction/drive. (Sexual attraction could also fluctuate between genders)

anonymous asked:

The way you and your followers talk about mgg is disgusting. You know he's an actual real person, right? Maybe I should make a blog where I talk about how ugly you've gotten over the past year, make comments about your body odour, and discuss which sexual acts I would and wouldn't do with you. I'm sure you'd love it.

Please do

I’ll also suggest you stop following me.