friendly persuasion


That scene started about 9:30 in the morning, and by 1 o'clock the unions at that time declared that we had to go to lunch, right in the middle of scene - right before my close-up. And Wyler came to me and he said, “I’m really sorry about this. You’re doing a fabulous job and I want you to hold on to this, if you possibly can. Why don’t you go back to your room and sort of, concentrate and re-read the script? I’m very, very sorry, we’ll start again in an hour.”

Well, I went to the commissary and had two cheeseburgers and a malted, and came back, sat down, and just started over again. I didn’t have the self-consciousness as an actor to find that that would be a difficult thing to do. So since I didn’t think it was going to be difficult, it wasn’t… Even after two cheeseburgers and a malt it didn’t strike me as something that was going to be, you know, difficult and soul-searching, and “how will we ever find it again?” It didn’t occur to me.

- Anthony Perkins on Friendly Persuasion, September 1992 (x)

You know how the trope is how everybody knows Jack and Gabriel are either lovers or want to be lovers? What if nobody knows? Like, you’ve got these two guys who are heading up one of the most important organizations in the world and the covert ops branch of said organization respectively. They’ve got to be awesome at keeping secrets.

Hell, maybe they’re even totally, legitimately married but the right amount of friendly persuasion and vague threats keeps the certificate from the hands of the press. Not that anybody’s looking. Nobody thinks they’d ever be lovers.

That they’re each other’s emergency contact isn’t surprising given their respective positions in life, lack of serious relationships, and friendship.

Then, of course, somebody finds out. Maybe McCree is snooping through Gabriel’s stuff and finds his wedding ring. Maybe Tracer blinks at the wrong time and finds herself warping through time to a point where Gabriel and Jack were making out in Jack’s totally secure office. Maybe some overzealous income tax auditor sees something ‘amiss’ in their respective tax forms, and starts an investigation, so they have to prove that no, they didn’t file wrong.

Born Today, May 7, in 1901 the Legendary Gary Cooper… 

Over 115 films, Silent and Sound, including he Winning of Barbara Worth, Wings, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Meet John Doe, Sergeant York, Ball of Fire, Beau Geste, The Pride of the Yankees, For Whom the Bell Tolls, High Noon, The Fountainhead, The Cowboy and the Lady, Saratoga Trunk, Unconquered, Friendly Persuasion… 


Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in makeup behind the scenes of Some Like It Hot (1959).  Emile LaVigne is the only male among four makeup artists credited.  He had 112 makeup department credits in his career, dating back to his work on Jack Haley as The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, through two episodes of the prime time soap opera The Colbys in 1986.  His other films among the best 1,001 are Fort Apache (also in the top 133), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Friendly Persuasion, West Side Story, and The Cowboys.

Thunder Thighs


This gigantic mass of a Roegadyn, is more like an iron temple. Harsh but friendly, exudes confidence. Not to be confused with crass; this social bug is sophisticated and tough as nails. Never shying from a fight tends to get herself in sticky situations.

Contrary to her size, favours a quick pace fighting style. Lightweight breathable armor allows for maximum speed and movement. A quick glance at her will be enough to see the downside of this fighting style. Riddled with scars she towers over opponents. 

Loves most forms of combat as much as socializing and event hunting with friends. Tries to stay away from pubs. When it comes to drinking she is a lightweight. Quick to make poor judgments under the influence has learned to stay away from the bottle. Never tending to cave under peer pressure can still be influenced to drink, given the right persuasion.

As friendly as she is, she’s not for everybody. Being a bit harsh might unknowingly hurt someone’s feelings. Though rushing to the aid of anything cute, those sensitive to her words are not recommended to become her friend.

Combat Style:   

Very quick and will grapple/slam you to the ground. Often times will try to control the fight and let the environment do the most damage. 

Here’s what you might find yourself dealing with if you get in a fight with Thunder:


Tallest a femroe can be, and built to kill anything with a stare. 

She is getting older with age but keeps up with her workouts.

Fighting days may become fewer and further apart.

((The below image almost is exactly what her body type is.))


Loves going to events and meeting with friends. When she is not doing this she’s working out and eating. Big surprise. 

((side note, does not eat animal products at all unless in a dire situation))

“Constantly pushing my body to it’s limits is what keeps me from insanity.”

-Thunder Thighs


While Thunder is Asexual a lil someone stole this behemoths heart.

I call @arkiela “Wife”. 

((I’ll expand on this later I’m sure… I’m exhausted! I don't’ expect anyone to read through that all! But I feel better writing it all out! :3))

The Gemini Male

If a man behaves in a way typical of the personality associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini, he will have a tendency toward the characteristics listed below, unless there are influences in his personal birthchart that are stronger than that of his Gemini sun sign.

The typical Gemini man:
* is taller than average
* has a pale, rough complexion that will become weather-beaten easily
* is very agile
* has a high forehead and receding hairline
* has quick, darting eyes

Behavior and Personality Traits
* is eager and always on the move
* is friendly and persuasive
* can sell almost anything to almost anyone
* has a great deal of nervous energy
* can talk himself out of difficulties
* can do two things at once
* likes people
* is adroit, diplomatic, and socially able
* may change his occupation frequently
* is intelligent and witty

One of my favorite scenes in Doushitemo Furetakunai by Yoneda Kou. I think even the small dots in the dialogues are calculated, adding a final touch to the work. When I heard that the work was going to be a live action movie, I wondered whether it was possible to recreate such delicate atmosphere on film. Now I know, that it is possible.

There was a small exhibit of the original drawing of the major scenes from the manga at the theater as well as in Shibuya Tsutaya Bookstore which the main cast visited on the opening night. I was reading the manga to kill time before the movie, and also afterwards while enjoying the lingering feels, but didn’t feel much differences in impression. 

I have been following the info movie ever since the announcement, so I had a very good idea of what I was getting, but the finished piece surpassed my expectations. There were points that were left out from the original, but manga is manga, and movie is a movie. I liked it as a movie, and would like to see it again. I think that’s all what counts.

My review of Doushitemo movie after the cut.

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anonymous asked:

Tab Hunters relationship with Tony Perkins in the 1950s reminds me soo much of larry.

omg, i’m literally so in love with them rn… I mean, they were amazing and their story really reminds me of larry too, i’m wow… I was reading and then i got like….. “WA I T?!!!!! THERE’S ANOTHER POWER COUPLE WITH THIS SIMILAR STORY !!!!” 

“Imagine an alternative universe in which being gay in nineteen-fifties America was not just tolerated but celebrated. The hottest couple in Hollywood would undoubtedly be Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins. The two actors met in 1956, at the pool at the Chateau Marmont. Perkins, brooding and darkly handsome, was doing “Friendly Persuasion” and was four years away from “Psycho.” Hunter was a studio player at Warner Brothers: a blond, blue-eyed dreamboat, whom the studio was selling—quite successfully—as the quintessential boy next door.

Had the three-year romance that followed been acceptable in the light of day, Hunter and Perkins might have been iconic: an East Coast–West Coast, sunny-meets-stormy power couple. In real life, of course, the relationship was a potential career-ender for both, and they kept it secret from even their closest friends. As Hunter recalls in Jeffrey Schwarz’s new documentary, “Tab Hunter Confidential” (opening in New York this weekend), he would go out on “dates” with starlets like Debbie Reynolds, arranged by the studio and lapped up by movie magazines; sometimes, he and Perkins would double-date with women and then go home together.”

i’m obsessed 

Signs (at their best)

Aries: Exciting, assertive, independent.
Taurus: Friendly, resourceful, comprehensive.
Gemini: Persuasive, optimistic, talented.
Cancer: Artistic, kind, nurturing.
Leo: Witty, caring, tenacious.
Virgo: Knowledgeable, reliable, ambitious.
Libra: Fair, charming, loyal.
Scorpio: Astute, mysterious, smart.
Sagittarius: Honest, creative, open minded.
Capricorn: Disciplined, wise, tolerant.
Aquarius: Imaginative, organized, responsible.
Pisces: Perceptive, trustworthy, strong willed.