great introduction

2017 GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone! I’m not great at introductions so let’s just jump right into the giveaway.

ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

In Transit
Shuffle Along
Dear Even Hansen (OBC)
Waitress (OBC)
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC)
Falsettos (2016 Revival)
The Humans
Hamilton (OBC w/ Rory O’Malley)

RULES:

  1. You must be following this blog @stephaniebaeblock
  2. To enter, you must reblog this post.
  3. You may reblog as many times as you want (but please be kind to your followers lol)
  4. This giveaway is international!

The winner will be contacted through chat (not the ask box) and will have 48 hours to respond.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2017 AT 5PM PST

If you have any questions, please message me!

Good luck!

Hiii 👋😄 I would just like to reintroduce myself to the studyblr community! but this time with this account and I promise that I’ll stick with it this time😅
My name is Princess but you can call me Cess for short. (or Mallows, if u like)
I made this studyblr to organize my studies as well as my life and of course, to also help u little sunshines✨

some facts about me:
• age: 15
• currently a grade 9 junior high school student
• bookworm
• hogwarts house: Ravenclaw!
• i looove cute school supplies
• and I also love Hermione Granger/Emma Watson🤗 she’s such an inspiration, right?💕
• I love sunsets and a lot of things.

I’m planning to make my first bullet journal but since I still haven’t got a notebook for that, I’ll have to wait to post and share it with u guys. I’ll also be sharing here things I learned from school or tips that may come helpful for u guys. We’ll be transferring to our new home in just 4 more months so sad to say I may not still be able to post my study area until then.

Don’t be afraid if you want to ask me something or anything! haha that’s all. I hope that you guys are happy for this newbie studyblr😅have a great day!

all the love! x

oh! and THANK YOU for the following studyblrs who inspired me to also have one and they really are just amazing💝
@studyign @studydiaryofamedstudent @studyandtea @studypetals @study-harder @emmastudies @caffestudy @cakestudies @catestudies @studie-s @studink @studyblr @studyblrmasterposts @filipinostudyblr @nag-aaral @peachstudii @cmpsbls @studylikegrangerr
@biochemsitry <-(sorry for mentioning u again, I really am just thankful😂💕)

My Favorite Performances of 2016

These are the 15 movie roles this year I most felt deserved highlighting. Man, there were some great roles this year, introduction, introduction, introduction, how many words does this have to be? You don’t care and I certainly don’t. On to the list!(Note: except for the top two, this list is in no particular order).

Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
The entire cast of Richard Linklater’s spiritual follow-up to “Dazed and Confused” is one riotous bundle of joy (and a cure for the usually cliche portrayal of college kids), but Glen Powell’s Finnegan is by far the standout. The scene that makes his character comes at a party for the “artsy fartsy” crowd when, after encouraging a freewheeling spirit of sex, booze, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll throughout the film, he actually gets for real hurt when his proteges crash his chances with a girl he happens to like. Finnegan is on the cusp of adulthood and leadership heading into one of the most tumultuous decades of American history, but he’s not quite there yet…and it’s the leftover, subtle vulnerabilities of the kid during his last days of youth that make him so unbelievably endearing. If there’s any justice in the world, EWS!! will do for him what Dazed and Confused did for…well, most of the cast.

Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash)
The (in my opinion, overblown) controversy over Swinton’s Doctor Strange role sadly overshadowed her performance in this Fellini-esque story of beautiful people behaving in decidedly un-beautiful ways. Playing a major, David Bowie-esque popstar who has gone near-mute from the stress of living in public, Swinton has few lines but somehow manages to steal the show from a simmering Matthias Schoenaerts and a manic Ralph Fiennes. Being mostly robbed of the ability to speak, Swinton has to convey a massive range of emotions largely with body language—a task she accomplishes with all the skill you’d expect from one of the world’s greatest actresses.

Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Frail and tough, honest and veiled, open and censoring—Portman’s portrayal of the most famous First Lady in American history is riddled with contradictions that, in her hands, become a coherent character. She can sink to the depths of unbearable anguish at a moment’s notice, and five minutes later it is as if nothing very bad had happened. Yet, there’s always something boiling under the surface…perhaps an understanding that history will forever place “JFK’s wife” next to her name, whatever else she may do with her life. At times, Portman seems to barely hold it all in, yet when we leave the theater she is still a mystery. Maybe that’s how it should be.

Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Rarely does more go unsaid or understood than passes behind the face of Joel Egderton as Richard Loving, one half of the married couple whose simple wish to live in their home state of Virginia dealt a death blow to laws banning interracial marriage in the United States. Edgerton says little, and when he does it is in as few words as possible…every one of which speaks his entire mind. Key to the performance, though, are scenes of him simply sharing intimate moments with wife Mildred. At a time when the stereotype of the traditonal American husband and father of yesteryear is often held up for all the wrong reasons, Edgerton’s performance is crucial.

Emma Stone (La La Land)
Until near the end, the music is the driving force of La La Land. Then someone asks the character of Mia to “tell a story”, and Emma Stone delivers one of the best scenes of her career. The strength of the “Audition” number redefines what has come before for the character, and solidifies her as both someone we can really root for, and the personification of dreamers, however hopeless they might be. The final look she gives Ryan Reynolds in the film speaks more than a page of dialogue ever could.

Viola Davis (Fences)
Before the era of feminism, there was an unspoken agreement between married couples in the U.S.: a wife was to put up with her husband’s shit, even when he was full to bursting with it. It was hard to pick one of the two main performances in “Fences” to single out, but ultimately Davis’s simmering cauldron is the heart of the story, enabling her to both survive and love life with her deeply, deeply flawed husband. Unlike Denzel Washington, who gets to vomit forth an endless stream of anger throughout the film, Davis is tasked with saving her one great outburst for when it is most needed and has the most impact, creating a scene the trailers should not have featured; it should have been allowed to burst on audiences like water from a broken dam, rolling over everything in its path. Five minutes later, she’s calm again, but she’s also a different woman…or maybe just another woman who was hiding behind the first all along.

Sunny Pawar (Lion)
The trailers all emphasize the adult Saroo’s search for his home, but the bulk of the movie is taken up with a young Saroo getting lost in the first place, and Dev Patel is overshadowed by 8-year-old Sunny Pawar…not an easy feat. Like Quvenzhane Wallis and Jacob Tremblay, Pawar takes a role that could easily have been phoned in (since we have natural sympathy for kids) and makes little Saroo into an enormously relatable character, a lost boy whose stomping ground is no Neverland. It isn’t any wonder the filmmakers keep coming back to him in flashbacks after his character is grown. He’s the heart of the film.

Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen)
I swear, my generation moons over the era of John Hughes High School comedies so much they seem to forget that being awkward, out-of-place and unable to wait for the day after graduation day isn’t unique to them. Every year we get a handful of largely unheralded comedies about that very topic, and Hailee Steinfeld’s performance as a morbid, confused and, yes, aggressive (bad female! bad!) teen who openly discusses her sex life, alcohol habits and dark, dark, dark humor elevates “Edge of Seventeen” to the top of the pack. With acerbic wit, pinpoint aim, and unflinching pessimism, Nadine Franklin manages to skewer not just every aspect of High School life but many of life in general. The only target she routinely misses? Herself.

Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
It is exceedingly rare that a woman in the movies can be aggressive and acidic at the same time. Kate Beckinsale’s Lady Susan is such a character. It is impossible for all but the most ardent feminists to actually like her, and you’d never want to be drawn into her poisonous circle of rumor, manipulation, innuendo and life-destroying gossip, but you have to admire her for taking charge of her own life at a time when women were tasked with hosting guests, looking pretty and shutting up. These days, she’d almost certainly be described as a sociopath, wrecking lives for her whim and amusement, yet you can’t look away. She’s the year’s best villain…or is she?

Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Chris Pine’s well-meaning father is our anchor to this story of two desperate brothers in hard times, but Ben Foster is the anarchic, destructive force that keeps our eyes glued to the screen. Whereas Pine’s dad doesn’t think of himself as criminal and Jeff Bridges’s sheriff has spent far too much time watching old westerns, Foster knows exactly what he is: a violent criminal whose psycopathy he might be able to turn to his brother’s aid in one last blaze of glory. There’s never really a question of him surviving the story; he’s not a man, he’s a storm, and he’s here to rage harder than he ever has before blowing himself out.

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Talk about embodying multiple people in one role. Harris plays mother to a young, gay black man at three different stages of his life, but she’s not the kind of perfect mom the movies prefer. She’s a drug addict at a time when the War on Drugs refused to treat such people with any sort of humanity, and she’s got a temper to match the times; when she screams hurtful words at her own son, the decision to remove the audio from the scene makes her come off as near-demonic. Simplicity, though, isn’t really what Moonlight deals in, and there are layers and regrets to her revealed as the film goes on. Her final scene asks a rather important question: should any time be too late to be forgiven?

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)
For the most part, horror will forever be considered beneath the notice of those who hand out accolades, which means even if you turn in one of the most startling performances of the year, it doesn’t really count if it’s in this genre. That’s a shame, because unless you count a tiny, uncredited role from 2014, Taylor-Joy makes the most impressive film debut of any actress this year. Called upon to do things involving animal blood and demonic possession that a more image-concerned person might spurn, she handles the role of a teenage girl whose family is being assailed by the forces of hell by taking it all absolutely seriously, which is essential; any hint that she thinks anything she’s doing is silly, and the film falls apart. There’s reason to question whether anything supernatural is really happening in the New England wilderness of the late 1600’s, but no reason to doubt the strength of Taylor-Joy’s performance.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Not everything has to be so serious, something Deadpool would probably remind you of right before delivering a kick straight to your kibbles and bits. As the star, producer and driving force behind the hilariously raunchy R-rated superhero flick, Reynolds is the most eminently watchable and entertaining a comic hero has been outside the suit since Robert Downey Jr. swaggered into the Iron Man armor. Mel Brooks once famously described his films as rising below vulgarity, and whether Reynolds is taking time out to break the fourth wall or making incredibly lewd comments at his blind, elderly, female roommate, he’s bringing the spirit of “Blazing Saddles” to a genre that sometimes really needs to get over itself. In a year where “Batman vs. Superman” took itself more seriously than a second heart attack, Reynolds’s Merc with a Mouth is the filthy, over-the-top cure the doctor ordered.

And my top two performances, starting with my choice for Best Actress:

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

In arguably the most challenging role this year, which comes in certainly the most challenging film, Huppert plays a woman who, after being raped, plays a cat-and-mouse game with the rapist. Whether she is trying to catch him or get caught again is another question. The role was turned down by multiple more well-known actresses, before being taken by Huppert, who deserves to be more well-known outside her native France. Key to her performance is that her character is not altogether very likable, and if she were not a victim of a heinous crime, you’d have a real difficult time feeling empathy for her. That takes far more guts, I think, than playing out brutal scenes of assault, since we tend to demand our heroines be pure as the driven snow.

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

He’s been turning in the best work he possibly can in every role he’s had, big or small, for two decades, always overshadowed in fame by his older brother, but this year is Casey’s. Angry, violent, adrift and bereft, Lee Chandler is a man with no purpose in a world that demands every man have one, not that he grasps himself on that level: he’s simply a man who has been struck over and over until nothing but armor remains. Forced to deal with the issue of custody for his nephew after his brother dies, he portrays a truth no man wants to face: not all of us are cut out for responsibility. Despite this, Affleck walks a fine line, making Lee simultaneously a jerk and someone you’d really like to see come out on top. Unfortunately, as Lee well knows, the world just isn’t that simple.

Honorable mentions: I limited my list to 15, and even after expanding from ten it was still difficult. There are lots of great roles that didn’t make the cut, and here are the ten that really gave the winners a run for their money, in one big list. If you don’t see your favorite, remember: it doesn’t necessarily mean they weren’t good, just that I can’t possibly list them all.

Kristen Stewart (Cafe Society)
The Cast of Don’t Think Twice
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Lou de Laage (The Innocents)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Pretty much everybody in Moonlight (Moonlight)
Katie Holmes (Touched With Fire)

24 days of Books (12)

There are 13 days to Christmas and I thought I would do something a little bit different. So, everyday till Christmas I will post a book recommendation. It will be a math or math related book of course ^_^ Enjoy

The Science of Secrecy by Simon Singh

I have always been a fan of codes, cryptography and cryptanalysis. This book is a great introduction into the history of these concepts. The book beautifully covers the major events who changed the history of cryptology as we know it today. Just some small examples, the book covers how the course of Crimean War was changed by the cracking of “unbreakable” Vigenere code; how the well-timed cracking of a single encoded telegram altered the course of World War I or how the mysteries of the Rosetta stone were revealed. 

It is more on the historic part, but it also has great mathematical descriptions of the theory behind it. It gives exactly the amount of knowledge you need to not make it to technical or theoretical, but very easy to read. This was on the first book I have read on this subject and it definitely made me want to find out about the mathematics behind everything. 

Level of mathematics: I would say you could read it without knowing much about the mathematics necessary for this topic. So, I would say basic knowledge of mathematical concepts is enough. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. No spoilers.

Seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the single greatest cinematic experience of my life.

The storyline was amazing!. It was something completely new but with enough throwbacks and references to the source material we all know and love. Such a great introduction into a new part of a world we all cherish. 

Eddie Redmayne is quite possibly the purest human to ever walk the Earth and his portrayal of Newt Scamander added 10 years to my life.

Katherine Waterson as Tina Goldstein was the perfect mix of strong and compassionate. 

Dan Fogler as Kowalski was amazing. His character being the first Muggle/No-Maj to have a starring role in the series, and the writers did a fantastic job of making him an integral part of the group despite the fact he has no magic.

Queenie Goldstein what a beautiful soul. Alison Sudol played her to perfection.

Ezra Miller… I don’t even have words to explain what a beautiful portrayal of such a sweet and damaged character. Credence is a sweet cinnamon roll and must be protected.

Colin Farrell as Graves exceeded expectations in his role. I was iffy about the casting choice initially but decided to reserve judgement and I am glad I did, he was fantastic.

The CGI was on point. The creatures were second to none.   

12/10 would watch everyday and never get sick of it. 

Just ordered my first Doctor Who book from AbeBooks! There was a kinda cheap Seeing I, so I went for it >u>  I’m probs not gonna buy too many (since I’ve already spent too much on comics and big finish recently), but I hope in future Vampire Science and Unnatural History become cheaper, because I’d love to have all three of the Sam Trilogy, as I call it.

Teen Sapphic Net Intro

Hello! My name is Madison (she/her), I’m from Canada, I’m 15, and I’m queer and lean towards girls. I’m in a whole bunch of fandoms, I love a lot of stuff, and I’m not great at introductions! A few things I like are Harry Potter, Steven Universe, Overwatch, Hamilton, and Yuri!!! On Ice. I really love music and nature a lot too.
That’s pretty much it! Thank you for reading!

i feel like in a few years seventeen’s individual introductions will be so different from now because they’ll get accustomed to everything like seriously watch joshua say “yo it’s your homie joshua from the states baddest bad boy in town yo” and since wonwoo usually just introduce himself without a nickname he’ll be like “the name’s wonwoo; you won me i woo you” it will drastically change

asktheseventhhuman  asked:

(What does the mun think of Chara Haven, is it fun? :3)

//Mun enjoys Chara Haven very much. It’s gotten a bit quiet lately, but it was a great introduction for Coco! :3
I’ve met some really great people there and it’s being fantastic. A bit of drama here and there, but otherwise, it’s fun!

I Don't Enjoy Profiting From My Misery

I’ve never been great at introductions
I never know what I’m supposed to say
Because there’s a lot I feel you need to know
Or maybe you don’t

I guess I just have a lot of questions,
like
What’s your favorite number, and
why do people hate the best parts of me, and
what did you think was going to happen
once I realized you never loved me?

I walk over broken pavement
It’s being too honest
I don’t want to think about how much blood I lost here
or the way that I can never rid of all the glass shards in my feet

                                                     Jasper.

And then there’s this asshole.

Man, what a great introduction to a villain we got with Jasper. She’s everything I loved about bad guys in shonen. Amazing design, great hair, twisted ideals about strenght and incredible hubris. Also she’s hot, like… super hot. She might actually give Rose a run for her money on that.

Jasper cares only about individual strenght, altough a very specific part of that. Something tells me that she wouldn’t have accepted a loss from Amethyst or Pearl either, since she sees them as inferior. She only wants to fight strong people that she respects, which I’m sure is a very short list. She is technically a hypocrite, but a very interesting one.

Her attitude tells me that she is an elite warrior gem that rose her way towards the top, which is why she appreciates individuality and power, but she’s also prejudiced and respects the hierarchy of Homeworld, which is why she hates the Crystal Gems so much.

She wanted above everything to meet Rose, and she actually respected her which is odd considering her attitude about the rest of the gems. According to Jasper she respected Rose’s tactics which is interesting and says more about Rose than her, but still. What interests me is the fact that the moment she realized that “Rose” was in front of her she paniqued and immediatly ordered Peridot to attack with all they had, which tells me that she might have seen what the pink lady was capable of, and she’s really afraid of it.

The only other time she seems to be afraid was when she asked Lapis to fuse with her. Why did she betray her ideals like that? Was it really only because she didn’t want to die at the hand of the CGs? Or was it because she wanted revenge?

I feel like if there’s gonna be a chance for her to redeem herself, it’s gonna be because of Garnet, the same way Goku was able to make Vegeta redeem himself.

She interests me a lot, and I reaaaally hope we’ll get to know her mindset more in the future.

Top 15 Bleach Music

Bleach has its fair share of awesome soundtrack, and being in the same league as One Piece and Naruto (argue that as much as you want) it’s no doubt this is one of the aspects I enjoy back when the anime aired. Action is fun with music, and every bit of the shounen in me 99% agrees that the music of Bleach is top-notch.

So whatever is your cup of tea, here’s 15 of which I think are the most fascinating soundtracks included:

15-11 (Opening)

Great introductions to every arc, and just plain swag.

10-6 (Instrumental)

When I hear it, I know it’s Bleach.

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