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'Doctor Who' Star Michelle Gomez: 'What's About to Happen Is Really Kind of Wrong'
Plus: The Missy actress looks back on her favorite moments

Anything else you want to tease about what’s coming up?

“I arrived at the read-through not having read the script, my usual move, so that I can be really present in it. What jumped out of the page on that day, I did not see coming. What’s about to happen is really kind of wrong as well. It’s very strange.”

Don’t miss(y) Michelle’s return to Doctor Who in ‘Extremis’, premiering TOMORROW at 9/8c on @bbcamerica

POSSIBLE SPOILER: Big A wasn’t planned until the show was dragged out...

We just watched the ET Live with Brendan Robinson where he discusses some things regarding Big A and Uber A. There are some great things to take note of:

- He confirmed that there has been clues dropped along the way, going back to as early as season 2/3. This pretty much confirms that Uber A has been around for WAY longer then since Charlotte was killed. 

- He also talks about how Pretty Little Liars was a show only planned for a four season arc, meaning after Mona being revealed as A there would have been a Big A/Uber A reveal. This would mean the show would have concluded with only two “A”s, not three. 

- There is also confirmation that Charlotte’s story was sorta just thrown in along the ride, building up to the big, final, ultimate reveal of the ultimate villain. This could explain why there are so many plotholes with the Charlotte reveal. 

- Brendan learned the identity of Uber A weeks before the script was given to him by another cast mate. He was thrown off by who it was, and says the identity didn’t make sense at first. 

- The finale is full of flashbacks and a lot of cast return for this episode.

- “All the questions were answered and it made sense once I read the script.”

- SATISFYING is the word used by Brendan to explain the 720 finale. 

Orphan Black creator promises more flashbacks in final season

Last season of Orphan Black saw everything coming full circle. Through the heavy use of flashbacks, characters galore were brought back from the dead, including the clone that set Sarah off on her journey — Beth Childs. According to show co-creator Graeme Manson, you can expect the flashbacks to continue in the fifth and final season, which kicks off June 10 on BBC America. And that’s just one of the juicy teases he shared with us about the clone drama’s final run of episodes. Read on for more.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So are we going to be meeting any new clones this season or is this more about wrapping up the story for the sestras we have?
GRAEME MANSON: Well, I think that the heart of the story is wrapping up our sisters, and we really felt that Tatiana [Maslany] has played, I think, 116 characters since this show started. So, we’re like, let’s concentrate on those 116 and then wrap that up, and then perhaps there might be a little squeak of room for one more clone.

You do have a few new characters though. What can you say about them?
Well, we have scaled our conspiracy. We are at the top of the pyramid ready to punch it in the eye. We met at the end of the last season our big bad— who’s sort of at the top of Neolution — P.T. Westmoreland. This is a man that we have believed has been dead for a hundred years or something. Lo and behold we are introduced to him at the end of the last season as actually still alive. This would make him the oldest man in the world and the most evil man in the world. This is part of what we do each year is we pick a new branch of science to kind of hang our story around and this year we’re looking at the science of prolongevity, which is quite timely.

What is the mission for the clones this season as we’re heading towards the big finale?
I think this season is really about freedom. It’s the final season and the clone sisters have to be all-in. Cosima is all-in to find a cure, to find her own cure, and the cure for the sisters. Sarah’s all-in, fighting and scrapping for everybody’s freedom. Helena’s all-in because she’s eight and a half months pregnant when we start. So if you take some stakes like that, it’s a very high-stakes season and it revolves around Helena’s pregnancy. It also revolves around Kira — we’re really going to get to the bottom of Sarah’s daughter this year. So, it’s a year with a lot of the usual Orphan Black hijinks, but also, it’s a very, very, very important year for the relationship and the bonding and the freedom to move forward for the sisters.

You really humanized Rachel for us over the past few seasons by showing us her backstory, but then just when we want to like her, you have her start stabbing people. Is the Rachel vs. Sarah dynamic back in full effect for season 5?
Sarah’s arch nemesis Rachel is back right in front of her, and this happens really early in the season. But I will say that Rachel has a surprising character arc this season, despite the fact that she is the big bad and that she really wrestles to finally get the sisters under her thumb at the start of the season, where Rachel ends up is really not where you might think.

You all did a great job last season of bringing back a lot of people we had not seen in a long time — obviously with Beth but a lot of old faces as well through flashbacks and what have you. Any surprises like that we can expect in season 5?
We really enjoyed opening that can of worms last year. It’s not easy, but it’s really a great thing for the fans to be able to go back into a flashback and learn something new about these characters that we spent so many seasons with now. So, we sort of pressed ahead with something similar this year. We figured in our final season what you really want to do is you want to take a look at these girls, and maybe just sort of ask how far have they come, where were they before?

So, we took a few episodes these seasons to create some character-focused episodes — so Cosima, Sarah, Rachel, Helena, Alison, they each sort of get their own character-focused episode, and those episodes are going to use flashbacks to open up their backstory, and tell us something new about these girls that we think we know so well.


Merry Christmas! It’s #optomstudies here again with another Sunday Study Tip on university life! This will be a multi-part series that hopefully will give a unique insight, since I can go on and on about university, and I love giving advice and helping others :)


Because exams are so serious, you can enjoy reading something a little light-hearted :)

Study 3-4 weeks in advance of the finals. I feel like once you actually get down to it, after all the touching up to find out what concepts you need to understand or reclarify with the teacher, then starting revision about 4 weeks advance is enough to get you a very high mark in a course. Of course assignments usually take a lot of the time, but if you can manage to start, then you’ll find that everything else kind of falls into place. And you still manage to finish those assignments before the due date.

Form study groups leading up to the exam. Or not. I usually prefer studying by myself since I’m someone who works at their own pace, despite the fact that the times that I studied with others were quite productive. If it works for you, I say go for it.

Study for open book exams too! Because you can guarantee that they’ll ask you questions that make you wonder whether you’ve even covered that even remotely in class. Radiometry, Photometry and Colorimetry exam I’ll forever remember you ==‘

Arrive at the exam place early to tackle exam stress and anxiety. I find that getting to the exam facility early really helps you acclimatise to the environment and focus on staying calm and collected. When I was in first year a lecturer advised us to arrive an hour early just in case any train delays occur, so now I usually arrive more than 40 minutes before an exam. Also don’t freak out in the exam. Every minute counts!

Try and convince yourself that you don’t care anymore. This totally works for any overachievers or people who stress about doing the best that they can like me. Yep, just repeat to yourself, or listen to the song! “I Don’t Care” :) a little 2NE1 never hurts (my music style is more SM Ent though haha).

Study till the last minute. I’ve tried both relaxing the last day and studying the last day. Personally I’ve had one or two cases where studying on the last day led to an extra mark, and I don’t feel any big difference in stress levels, so I always just try and study until the last minute.

Exam staff are so very difficult. Not kidding, even a tiny blue tint and you can’t bring your water bottle in. You can’t wear a watch, or even put it on the table. You can’t write your name after times up, yup, even just your name so they know who filled out the exam LOL. They’re just doing their job, but they’ll get you to pull out your hair wondering who. the. heck. made. these. rules. Taking bets for the next thing they’ll ban! (my money’s on jumpers and jackets)

Collect the massive bags that they give you before an exam. I was literally so sad when they switched over to those tiny plastic bags. The big ones we used to be given that would fit your laptop were made of such good material and you could use them again for many purposes. I did manage to snag quite a few the first few semesters we had them though ;)

That moment when you manage to sit next to your friend in an exam and wave hiiiiiiiiiii (which translates to *heeeeeeeeelp*). Exam seating is random so you get given a card and you follow the spot to your seat. There was one time though that was such a coincidence I was like whaaaa? I was sitting an exam and went in with my friend. When we were about to get the cards, I turned around to go get my ruler from my bag just in case, and the card that I got was literally the one right next to my friend hahaha. 

Make sure you don’t drink too much water. Some exams really have you racing against the clock! No time for tinkling in the toilet when you have to tinker with the test whilst the time goes tick tock! (did you like that cause I thought that was pretty funny… no…? okay…)

Don’t leave early unless you’ve racked your brains for the answer twice over. Once I finished an exam early and checked my answers once or twice before sitting back and relaxing (which really means uncomfortably shifting around in a chair with no cushioning). I had about 20 minutes left for the exam, and only in the last minute did I flip over and realise I had read one question wrong. Thankfully I was able to change it and get that extra mark ^_^




How can the stars of Game of Thrones get more screen time in season 7 when there are fewer episodes (seven instead of 10)?

Even Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was initially a tad perplexed when she received her scripts.

“When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’” Clarke marveled. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was similarly struck by his character’s increased visibility this year. “I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time,” he told EW.


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The Vampire Diaries Series Finale Predictions

Guys, tomorrow is the day we´ve been dreading. I guess I can answer this question for all of us; Are we ready for the finale?:

!!Obviously do not read if you don´t watch Season 8!!

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anonymous asked:

also by the way Sarah is publishing them in this order: book, novella, book, novella. each of the books are going to be independent stories. she didn't say who they'd be about, but she hinted at each of them being about a different couple. she also said she has issues writing actual novellas (typical novellas are 20-30k words and the Chaol story is currently as long as Empire of Storms) so the "novellas" will probably also be long because she can't help but keep writing and writing.


But like it’s so strange, because I read all her interviews, watch them if they’re available, and I could’ve sworn that all together there would be 5 more stories. Like it said in the newsletter (which unfortunately I no longer have for that month) and even in the Entertainment Weekly announcement, which you can see here: http://ew.com/article/2016/07/12/sarah-j-maas-court-thorns-roses-throne-glass-sdcc/

Does this mean she has changed her mind? And it’s so strange that it’s not going to be a novella bind up book like the Assassin’s Blade. And that we would have standalones rather than a series. Because really, if they’re standalone books that can’t be understood within themselves, are they not just big novellas? I feel like I’m rambling and this makes no sense, but I’m super confused. She said she was going to make an announcement on the 4th, but that never happened. 

@sparkleywonderful @propshophannah what do you think? You’re guess is probably better than mine. (Bloomsbury being weird again?) 

That EW clip tho.

I just about died. Tobias is so cute. Shout out to @fuckyeahrichardrankin for your boy, looking all crochety and bearded and whatnot.

I mean, look at this nugget.

And then he’s gonna act like he’s ashamed. It’s OK. I know you were reading Descartes and shit when they taught TP roll replacement. I understand, boo.

His face when he thinks about maybe dissing Pigeon but then doesn’t.

All in all, a nice Friday surprise.


tw for violence, murder, weapons, all that good stuff

“I hate scary movies.”
“It’s good to be scared. It’s primal.”
“Listen, I read my Entertainment Weekly, okay? I know my shit.”
“I got my money, I asked for your money.”
“You know, I don’t even know you and I dislike you already.”
“I don’t like being scared. I don’t like that.”
“Scary movies are great foreplay.”
“Hey, move your ass! You’re late.”
“You know me and organized religions.”
“Lower the walls for the next few days, okay?”
“This self-induced isolation you got going is not healthy.”
“You can’t blame real-life violence on entertainment.”
“It’s a classic case of life, imitating art, imitating life.”
“I lived through this. Life is life. Doesn’t imitate anything.”
“Are you suggesting that someone is trying to make a real-life sequel?”
“Many sequels have surpassed their originals.”
“Well, there’s no accounting for taste.”
“I’d let the geek get the girl.”
“It’s starting again.”
“Multiplexes are just a dangerous place to be these days.”
“You’re in extreme denial.”
“This has nothing to do with us.”
“Can’t we just go back to our psuedo-quasi-happy existence?”
“I skipped. I couldn’t take all the ‘That’s Her!’ looks.”
“You’re playing with the big boys now, got it?”
“Your flattering remarks are both desperate and obvious.”
“Be kind. She saved our lives.”
“She had calf implants!”
“I’m gonna get closer.”
“This must be flat-out hell for you.”
“How are you holding up?”
“It’s really weird, isn’t it? To think this fuss is all because of you!”
“What are you doing here?”
“I was worried about you.”
“Things were okay, until now.”
“I’m seeing someone. Nice guy, pre-med, no apparent psychotic tendencies.”
“I just want you to be careful.”
“What am I supposed to do? Cut everybody off? Crawl under a rock?”
“I want to make sure you’re safe, if that’s alright with you.”
“Nothing like a funeral to bring the family together.”
“What the hell are you doing?”
“I forgive and forget. Just like you, I’d like to get back on with my own life.”
“You bitch!”
“Did you get that on film?”
“You need to check your conscience at the door, sweetie. I’m not here to be loved.”
“I don’t condone violence, but maybe you deserved it.”
“Don’t you think your overreacting, just a little bit?”
“How do you know that my dim-witted inexperience isn’t merely a subtle form of manipulation used to lower peoples’ expectations, thereby enhancing my ability to effectively maneuver within any given situation?”
“I’m sorry. I don’t know what else to say.”
“Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some oozing to do.”
“I think you’re taking your psych major a little too seriously.”
“ ‘I’m fine,’ yeah—fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional.”
“HI! No, I really mean that—hi!”
“That shit only calls you when he’s drunk. Don’t go over there.”
“You sound loaded. What’s up?”
“Drink with your brain, that’s our motto.”
“Do you want to die tonight?”
“I’m outta here!”
“Did anyone call for me?”
“It’s your ill-conceived boyfriend.”
“Everyone thinks that sororities are just about blow-jobs, but it’s not true!”
“It’s happening again, isn’t it?”
“Better hurry. Might get scooped.”
“Get your jacket. Let’s get you home.”
“Why don’t you show your face, you fucking coward?”
“You know, I knew this was coming. I knew this wasn’t over.”
“You are not alone, okay? We are all here for you.”
“He needs to realize the nineties is no time to play hero.”
“Why would anyone go back in that house anyway?”
“You’re lucky he didn’t kill you.”
“I think we have a copycat on our hands.”
“Do these guys have to follow you around everywhere?”
“How am I ever going to get you alone?”
“To be honest, I think it would probably be in your best interest to stay as far away from me as possible.”
“I hope that was an off-the-cuff remark that holds no subtext whatsoever.”
“I’ll take my chances.”
“I don’t want to see you get hurt.”
“Come on, smile. Just once. Please?”
“I’ll smile when I catch the killer.”
“I’m not here to do your job.”
“He is a gemini, single, but I think he’s gay.”
“Penny for your thoughts?”
“I think I love you!”
“Why won’t you let me touch you?”
“I think you just need to deal with that and move on.”
“How do we find the killer? That’s what I want to know.”
“Let’s not move on. Maybe you are a suspect.”
“Well, if I’m a suspect, you’re a suspect.”
“That’s what reporters do! They stage the news!”
“If she’s not a killer, she’s a target.”
“I’m gonna do what any rational human being would do, and get the fuck out of here.”
“I wanna report the news, I don’t wanna be the news!”
“I need you. I cannot do this without you.”
“Let’s go get killed!”
“I’m a fighter.”
“None of us can avoid our fate, but as an artist, you can honestly face it, and fight it.”
“How long have you been here?”
“I need to be alone right now, okay?”
“Do I get a say in this?”
“The killer’s trying to finish what was started.”
“I’ll be back when you start talking about something a little more Saved By the Bell-ish.”
“What do you wanna do, bonehead?”
“Want to wait here and see who drops next?”
“I’m not interrupting anything, am I?”
“Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath?”
“No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be the hero and you’ll never, ever get the girl.”
“Where’s your innovation? Why copycat two high school loser-ass dickheads?”
“This isn’t a good time.”
“Come on, you sent me to prison. You can give me two minutes.”
“There’s been enough exposure. Why would you want anymore?”
“Yeah, I bet you’re real sorry.”
“There was no attack. We were talking, very heatedly.”
“I don’t know about homicide but you’ve definitely got me for raising my voice in a public library.”
“It should’ve been me.”
“Stop treating me like glass. I’m not going to break.”
“Until you find me standing over a body with a knife in my hand, I think you’d better treat me with the rights and privileges afforded to every innocent citizen in this country.”
“Enjoying the show?”
“I just wanna find this fucker!”
“Now we’re getting somewhere.”
“I never meant to hurt you.”
“Stay here!”
“There’s no one there.”
“When this is all over, I’ll still be here.”
“I wanna know who it is.”
“I’m going back.”
“Stupid people go back. Smart people run.”
“We’re smart people, so we should just get the fuck out of here.”
“I’m sick of running!”
“If we know who it is, it’ll be over.”
“Get away from me!”
“This isn’t what it looks like!”
“Shit, who tied these? We gotta get out of here!”
“The killer, he’s here!”
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
“You really wanna trust your boyfriend?”
“Don’t you know history repeats itself?”
“Surprise, [name].”
“Thanks a lot, partner.”
“He’s crazy! You know me better than that!”
“What do you think? Experiencing some déjà vu?”
“I never would’ve hurt you.”
“You should really deal with your trust issues.”
“Oh! So vulgar!”
“Did he let you talk to him this way?”
“He was a sick fuck, just like you.”
“No. He was a sick fuck who tried to get away with it. I’m a sick fuck who wants to get caught.”
“I’ve got my whole defense planned out.”
“I’m gonna blame the movies.”
“I’m an innocent victim.”
“You’re a psychotic.”
“That’ll be our little secret.”
“See? It’s all about execution.”
“You’re forgetting one thing: I fucking killed him.”
“You piece of shit!”
“You got a Linda Hamilton thing going on. It’s nice. I like it.”
“Nice twist, huh? Didn’t see it coming, did ya?”
“It’s called a makeover; you should try it.”
“I’m very sane.”
“You’re never gonna get away with this.”
“Not wise to patronize me with a gun.”
“Don’t you FUCKING MOVE.”
“I have had a very, VERY bad day, and I would like to know exactly what the FUCK is going on here.”
“I can still help you.”
“Let me kill her!”
“Personally, I think it’s rather poetic.”
“No, don’t you listen to her!”
“Quite a predicament you’re in.”
“Give me the gun.”
“I want you to know I would never, ever do anything to hurt you.”
“We should probably talk about what exactly happened here, you know? Get our stories straight.”
“I’ve been shot!”
“Jesus, you scared the crap out of me!”
“You’ve got more lives than a cat.”
“They always come back.”
“How’s it feel to be a hero?”
“I’m back.”
“I’m coming with you!”
“I can’t believe you’re alive!”
“It’ll make a helluva movie.”

EW GoT Article

So I read the article accompanying the Stark photos. There’s really nothing new, there’s mention that folks who maybe haven’t met before or hadn’t seen each other in years meet. But a few interesting tidbits.

The article was written by James Hibberd and given what he says and describes he may have been on set for a good deal of filming and may basically know what happens for the season. Why is this important? Hibberd is the one who’s called out some of the “spoilers” as being inaccurate though not which ones.

They actually address the spoiler issue but more about the photos saying just because you see two actors together doesn’t mean they actually have a scene.

The circle of men in the snow scene from the trailer? Likely Jon & they mention that the people with him wouldn’t necessarily be folks you expect to be working together on s common goal.

The Sansa/LF is couched in more adversarial terms. ST mentions there’s this tension between them & likens the suspense to a horror movie in that you’re not sure what happens next. Gillen describes it in a way that makes it sound like two fighters circling each other & that LF continues to try to drive a wedge between Jonsa. But no talk in the article of Jon v Sansa.

The interesting thing is that Brienne keeps her oath to Sansa & will unsheathe her sword for unpredictable reasons.

Arya’s storyline is top secret but she’s called a stone cold killer and that’s her calling. She’ll learn more about the political game this year.

Bran will be kind of messed up with everything he’s seen & trying to adjust.

As expected, Cersei v Dany will not be a simple cakewalk for Dany. Cersei will be harder to take down despite not having dragons.

'Personal Shopper' Director Olivier Assayas Says Kristen Stewart 'Gave Life' to the Movie
Perhaps the most fascinating current director-actor partnership in movies belongs to French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and his two-time muse, Kristen Stewart. The actress, 26, followed up her award-…

Q: What is it about your friendship and your collaboration that clicks so well?

Olivier: I think I have been the one filmmaker perhaps who has given her more space and freedom. When we worked on Clouds of Sils Maria, I was the one who told Kristen, “It’s okay to be yourself.

To me, she wasn’t a movie star, even though her name was helping to get my film financed. I was interested is Kristen as a human being and I loved discovering that she was so instinctive.

Q:She’s said that this film was very hard work for her but that she really understood this character.

I think she understood my script better than I did. I’m half joking but half extremely serious. For instance, I wrote the screenplay really fast and I wanted to shoot it right away. And Kristen kept telling me, “Oh, no, I’m doing this Woody Allen movie (Café Society) in the summer and I really need to prepare for it.” And I was like, “Kristen, you don’t need months to prepare for a Woody Allen film.”

But I accepted it and we postponed the film until she was done with the Woody Allen film, which I loved by the way. But once we started shooting, then I realized her preparation process. It’s amazing. She needed time to appropriate the grieving, the anxiety, and find herself in all the places where this character takes her. I fully realized that she needed all that extra time. And in that sense, Kristen was much more the adult in the room than I was.

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Episode recap/review 12.19: "The Future"

THEN: Oh, goody. It’s going to be a mytharc episode.

NOW: Sad, dirty Kelly Kline is being force-fed vitamins by Dagon. Dagon reminds her again that she’s going to die when the Lucifetus is born, and I wonder again why she would have showed her hand like that. She had Kelly right where she wanted her; a willing, compliant, trusting incubator. Why did she throw that away? She nags Kelly into taking a bath, in the saddest bathroom ever, complete with broken mirror. Kelly fills the rusty tub with a garden hose, apologizes to her unborn baby, takes a shard of the broken mirror, and slits her wrist.

Title card!

We have a lovely montage of Sam in the bunker, in full-blown research mode, looking through books and writing arcane markings on the map room table and just looking absolutely fantastic. He’s wearing a black button-up shirt with no apparent t-shirt underneath, and he’s extra scruffy. Not “The Born Again Identity” levels of scruffy, but scruffier than we normally see him, and it’s marvelous. I don’t know if it’s supposed to indicate something wrong, some level of obsession or lack of self care, but daaaaaamn. It’s fantastic.

The future looks fucking awesome, my friends.

Dean shows up, equally dark, also a bit scruffy (thank you baby Jesus) and is impressed by Sam’s work. Since he hasn’t seen any of it, either he’s been away, or Sam did all of this overnight. I’m going with B. He calls Sam “Beautiful Mind,” which I believe last happened when Sam was first having halluciferinations, and I know there’s no reason to assume this episode’s writer is actually aware of that. It’s probably a coincidence. But in a season full of callouts to earlier (better) days, it makes me wonder.

Sam’s been figuring out when the Lucifetus will be born, which doesn’t explain the symbols written all over the table, but that’s okay. We will deal. It does explain why we saw him circling the number 18, because he’s predicted the nephilim is due on May 18, which is coincidentally the day of the season finale.

(Sidebar: I’ve complained before about Entertainment Weekly ignoring SPN when they have roundups of the best shows to watch this week, season premieres, season finales, etc. This week’s EW actually did have a blurb about the SPN season finale. And I couldn’t read it because spoilers. File this under “be careful what you wish for.” Or maybe under “seriously, she’s never satisfied.”)

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The Great 38 Rewatch-- Finale

Brown Shag Carpet / White Orchids – Fade to Black…

Well, this it.  This is the series finale– a two episode set of Brown Shag Carpet and White Orchids.  If I have to explain why everyone wanted this as part of the rewatch, you must have missed the first 37 on our list.  The Mentalist started with one of the best series pilots I’ve seen and ended with one of the most satisfying series finales. 

And the best part?  They left the door open to the possibility of some day coming back and visiting these characters again.  We closed the series with a feeling of hope for the characters’ futures and feeling like they were our friends.  So many series leave long past their expiration date or too early before we get to learn if the characters have a chance of happiness or not.  But not this time.  This time we knew that happiness was real.

I hope you can join us for the series finale, May 30th, at 5pm DST Eastern Time Zone USA.  We will be tweeting our thoughts and sharing all the joy (the ring, the kisses, the Sylvan Theme) and the frustrations (“less time on the serial killer and more time on the romance”).  The event will start with Brown Shag Carpet and slide directly into White Orchids. However, we will be using #WhiteOrchids for tweeting.  If this is the first chance you’ve ever had to join us, you are as welcome as if you have been with us every week.  If you don’t want to post with us, but are simply curious you can do a search for #WhiteOrchids.

Oh, by the way, a few people have asked me how it came to be that some episodes did not make the list and I plan to put together a post later this week answering questions about the process and more.

I want to thank you for going on this journey with me.  It has been a lot of fun and I’ve learned a great deal about the ways I agree and disagree with others regarding characters and plots.  It’s been highly entertaining reading all the tweets and comments.  For personal reasons, it was also something hopeful to latch on to for the last nine months when my life hasn’t had much positive in it. You’ve been kind, gracious, and generous in your support and I am grateful.

Thanks again for the weekly fun.

Peace to all you.

7 Burning ‘Agents Of SHIELD’ Questions For Season 5
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 5 has so many questions to answer about Coulson and the team.

Who took the team?

The agents clearly were prepared for the U.S. government to arrest them, but the men who came didn’t seem like government employees. If they put Coulson (Clark Gregg) on a spaceship, they have some serious power behind them. Many fans are speculating that S.W.O.R.D., a secret organization from the comics, may be behind the kidnapping, but nothing has been confirmed so far.

Where are the rest of the agents?

Are they in space too? Was Coulson specifically pulled to go to space? Are they getting arrested? Tortured? Experimented on? There are just so many possibilities.

Will “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 5 connect to “Marvel’s Inhumans”?

That blue light Coulson saw outside of his window might not be a coincidence. It’s the same color blue that the show often associates with Inhumans and even matches the “Marvel’s Inhumans” logo. Executive producer Jed Whedon said fans should take notice of the blue light. “Oh, it’s a clue,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly of the blue area. “Read into it as hard as you can. I can’t wait until you see it. Everything is a clue. We can’t say anything really about the end. It’s all meant to get you asking these questions, so at least we did our job there.”

What deal did Coulson make to be Ghost Rider?

In the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” finale, Coulson made a deal with the devil to defeat Aida (Mallory Jansen), but Ghost Rider doesn’t just switch bodies whenever. Coulson has to pay a price for temporarily taking the Rider from Robbie (Gabriel Luna), but he didn’t want to reveal that to the team just yet. Is that deal what put him in space or is another twist coming?

Can FitzSimmons trust each other?

Assuming they both survive being kidnapped, we have to wonder if Fitz (Iain DeCaestecker) and Jemma (Elizabeth Henstridge) can rebuild their relationship. After LMD Fitz attacked Jemma and Darkhold Fitz turned out to be a murderous Hydra leader, they’ll likely be more than a little traumatized.

Will Coulson and May finally get together?

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” came closer than ever to getting Coulson and May (Ming-Na Wen) to admit their feelings for each other this year, but May being replaced by an LMD really put a pin in the romance. Will they finally be able to be honest with each other this year?

How will “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” connect to “Avengers: Infinity War”?

With such a huge movie promising to unite the whole big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have to wonder what will happen to the small screen corners of the MCU during “Infinity War.” Longtime fans know better than to expect the movies to acknowledge the TV shows, but the ABC show almost always gives a nod to the big screen events.
9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women's History Month

9 LINE Webtoon Comic Creators Celebrate Women’s History Month

Comics and Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, EW asked 9 comic creators from LINE Webtoon, a free online digital platform dedicated to comics, about what it means to them to be a woman working in the comics industry. Here’s what they had to say.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Madeleine Rosca (Rise From Ashes)

“A good comic is like a good movie - it takes you places and puts you in another’s shoes. Being able to present the opinions and actions of female characters in a manner that readers can enjoy regardless of their gender makes comics a very powerful medium for women creators.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate)

“Being a woman in comics can be a mixed bag - sometimes you feel like a novelty, sometimes you’re asked weird, invasive questions … and sometimes you inspire other women and girls to start doing comics themselves! Just in the last 10 years I’ve seen a lot of growth in comics for women and minorities and LGBTQ, but we still have a long way to go. The more diverse the comics and their creators are, the better the comics are for the creators and readers alike!” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Molly Brooks (Power Ballad)

“As an artist, I try to make comics that feel emotionally real for my readers-especially for female readers and queer readers who see themselves in media less often. I’ve always treasured those rare moments when I’ve felt understood by a work of fiction, and I feel super blessed to have the opportunity now to tell the stories that younger-me was always looking for.” (Launching 2017)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Megan Stevenson (Shard)

“As a woman, revealing that you’re a comic artist is akin to telling someone you’re a [Insert Predominantly Male Role Here]. You generally get one of two reactions – either a good old-fashioned polite ‘Oh really?’ and a brush to the side, or an actual genuine burst of interest with questions focusing on learning more about you, your interests and the worlds you create. I’m sure you can probably guess which ones are a bit more constructive, and most likely have a decent idea of which demographics they’re coming from. Representation in any industry is so, so important, and having women up front and center paves the way for others looking to break into the business but maybe didn’t think it was possible for them before. Women writing uncensored allows for a conflicting take on life and an influx of commentary on social issues that were never really touched by 'traditional’ comics before, offering validation to readers and their experience. Not everyone can relate to OP men in spandex and, really, they shouldn’t have to try.” Read it now

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kathleen Meredith a.k.a. Lifelight (My Dear Cold Blooded King)

“Being anyone in comics is just mind-blowing, regardless of gender. I’m simply happy to be here and to be a part of this great big comic world!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Kaitlyn Narvaza a.k.a. instantmiso (Siren’s Lament)

“Being a woman in comics means that we can be our own heroes; that we can properly represent the true strengths and beauty women possess.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Julia Arostegi (Big Jo)

“People like to forget that women are a huge audience! Women are avid readers, moviegoers, videogame players, guys! You know, we are roughly half of the humans, after all, right? And we are slowly but surely conquering our space in yet another field historically dominated by men. And you know what? Maybe being a woman comic artist right now is actually an advantage, because I get to tell this narrative that didn’t get its share of space so far: a woman’s point of view. And there’s so much space out there… for everybody.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Sara Zimmerman (Illusions of Adulting)

“Being a female comic artist has been a great experience! It allows me to relay ideas from a female’s perspective and address and comment on problems, stereotypes and misconceptions faced by women by presenting new, creative solutions with a humorous twist. As a woman, artist, wife, mother, and business owner, I am grateful to have a venue to communicate my ideas to a broad audience and hope to inspire other women to take their own courageous steps towards their dreams.” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Stephanie Quimco a.k.a. Quimchee (I Love Yoo )

“I am delighted to be able to create comics, but I honestly don’t think gender really matters in this industry, even though it is dominated by men. Being male or female does not define what kind of artist you are, let alone what kind of person you are. If I am able to inspire more women to create comics, then that’s wonderful!” Read it here

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Patrick’s Podcast Primer

Hey everyone, podcasts tend to be what help me stay energized, focused, and entertained throughout the week, so I figured I’d put together a primer of the ones I listen to. Check out a brief description, link to Soundcloud, and info on when each one generally updates. 

The Friend Zone (updates: every Wednesday)

Listen along every Wednesday as Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante explore mental hygiene, because who in the hell wants a musty brain?

The Read (updates: every Thursday)

Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city.

Another Round (updates: every Tuesday)

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

Last Name Basis (updates: irregularly)

Last Name Basis is a sometimes regular podcast hosted by married couple, Franchesca & Patrick. Each week they discuss what’s going on in the world along with what’s happening in their lives as a married couple.

Color Full Lives (updates: every other week or so)

Loudspeakers Network and State Farm present a special edition 8-episode podcast, Color Full Lives, geared towards people of color looking for advice on how to get started (or advance) on their lives and dream careers. 

Overinvested (updates: every Monday)

Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can’t stop thinking about.

Two Brown Girls (updates: once at the beginning of each month)

Two Brown Girls is a pop culture, film, and television podcast hosted by writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay.

Invisibilia (updates: several episodes every summer)

Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently. 

Welcome to Night Vale (updates: twice a month)

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. Welcome to Night Vale.

OT4 Nonsense Pt. 3

This is the last one I have planned because I have run out of my original plot for this silliness. I have had fun doing these drabbles though, so if people want more just give me some prompts for what you want to see and I will continue. 

Meanwhile here is part 3: 

For @hchano whose fault this is and who owns the “Bro-kiss 5″ 

and for @thelastpilot who made me love Nino even more than the show already did. 

“I can’t believe you tried to scare Mari away from Adrien.” Alya cackled as they all walked to their favorite gelato shop for a well-earned post study treat.

“Will you let it go? And I wasn’t trying to scare her away, I was just trying to make sure she didn’t get hurt.” Nino grumbled.

“I thought it was sweet.”

“Thank you Marinette.”

“Perhaps a little presumptive, but still.”

Nino glared affectionately at her and she giggled.

“He was just being a jealous boyfriend. Careful Mari you are a threat now,” Alya said coming forward and looping her arms through theirs.

“I was not jealous,” Nino stated, “and I would be completely fine with Adrien and Marinette hooking up.” He raised his eyebrows at Alya as if daring her to disagree. She just rolled her eyes and smiled.

“Adrien doesn’t think of me that way.” Marinette sighed, her gaze dropping dejectedly to the ground.

“Hey. He’ll come around.” Nino said, halting their steps so he could turn to look at his friend. “He’s just socially awkward and pretty oblivious.”

“Yeah, speaking of which- when are you going tell Adrien that you two are dating?” Alya ask.

“Wait, you mean he doesn’t know?” Nino cried incredulously.

“Of course not, it’s Adrien.”

“But that’s… ok that’s actually a totally fair point. But, if neither of us knew than how are we dating? Have I seriously been stressing out over nothing?”

“Oh no you are definitely dating.” Alya said with a nod.

“Yeah there’s no getting around that.” Marinette added.

“You too Mari?”

“You two pretty much lost the right to call yourselves completely platonic when you started doing the ‘bro kiss five’,” Marinette said flatly.

“I will have you know that was entirely his idea.”

“No one is questioning that,” Alya said.

“Yeah, only Adrien could come up with something that adorably pathetic,” Marinette added with a smile.

“True. It is super cute though, right?” Nino cast her a sidelong glance.

“Yes!” Marinette grinned. “And he gets so serious about stuff like that! Like everyone has to have their own special thing.”

“So if you two are done gushing, we have important matters to discuss,” Alya said.

“Such as?” Marinette replied.

“Such as the fact that Adrien still has no clue that either of you are crushing on him.”

“And now my head hurts again,” Nino sighed.

“Its ok honey, you already got past the hard part which is your own denial about the obvious.” Alya patted him on the shoulder.

“I still don’t understand how you are so calm about all of this. Should I be concerned that my supposedly loving girlfriend seems more invested in my dating someone else than I am?”

“Oh it’s entirely self-serving. See if you have Adrien too then I don’t have to feel guilty going after Mari. Or Ladybug if I ever get the opportunity.”

Nino opened his mouth to argue then thought for a moment.

“You know, I am fully ok with that plan.” He said at last grinning.

“Do I get a say in this?” Marinette grumbled.

“Nope, you know you love me,” Alya smirked, leaning over the sorter girl and rubbing her nose against her cheek.

“Maybe I don’t want to be dragged into your debauchery.” Marinette teased, raising her nose in the air snobbishly. “Maybe I will steal Adrien away for a life of blissful monogamy far away from the both of you.”

“Oh please, as if anyone could come between that bromance.”

“It’s ok Alya, if Marinette thinks she and Adrien are better off alone I can back down.” Nino said with a playful glint in his eye.

“Thank you.”

“Enjoy your weekly game marathons.”

“I love gaming.”

“And binge watching Anime when he gets sick.”

“Some of it is quite entertaining.”

“And helping him come up with new puns twice a week.”

“On second thought I think the idea of having secondary relationships has some real merit.”

“Awesome! I’ll start putting together a date night schedule,” Alya said happily, pulling out her phone and typing furiously.

“Aren’t we forgetting something?” Marinette asked.


“Um, shouldn’t someone tell Adrien?”

“Eh, he’ll figure it out eventually.”

Read part 1 here: http://baneismydragon.tumblr.com/post/153805587621/ot4-nonsense

And part 2 here: http://baneismydragon.tumblr.com/post/153908854681/ot4-nonsense-pt-2


Originally posted by nimator-jermz

SEVENTEEN: What shows would they watch with you?

minseoksmarshmallow said to kpopgroupsreact:
What shows would the members of seventeen watch with you?? 😊

It took a while and I did Korean shows, I hope that’s alright. If you want a non-Korean version let me know! <3 I can’t remember exactly (not even sure if it was Seventeen or not, but I faintly remember watching something where some of them said what shows they were currently watching or liked or something like that so I tried really hard to remember what it was but I mostly just based it off of what I think they would watch).

S.Coups: Strong Heart

I feel like he’d love listening to all the stories with you, perfect to cuddle too.

Joshua: You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook

I feel like it’s such a Jisoo-type show. Musical, but with a variety <3 He’d have so much fun watching it with you.

Jeonghan: Real Men and Law of the Jungle

I think he’d really like shows where comedy happens naturally as they incorporate a lot of reality mixed variety.

Jun: Knowing Bros

And it’s not just because of Heechul. I feel like Jun would love the show for it’s variety and comedy, he seems like someone who really enjoys Korean humour and he’d want to share it with you. I’d love to see SEVENTEEN on it soon.

Woozi: Immortal Songs, King of Mask Singer and Duet Song Festival

Anything music related would probably get Woozi interested. But I also take him as a period-drama type of guy, so that’s also something he’d enjoy with you (although it may just be a guilty pleasure he enjoys alone).

Hoshi: Running Man (oh the feels ;-;)

It’s just such a Hoshi show, no?

Wonwoo: Abnormal Summit

As someone who really likes to read, I’d imagine him watching a show with lots of sense plus interesting information.

DK: Happy Sunday and Happy Together

For the Happy Virus, they obviously have to be entertaining shows full of happiness.

Mingyu: Mari and Me and Please Take Care of My Refrigerator

Dogs? Lots of dogs? Isn’t that just perfect for a dog lover? Also foooood. 

The8: Let’s Go! Dream Team 

He would love it. I take him to be super into the whole sports-variety thing and the gag’s would be just his cup of tea and he’d love watching it with you -or alone.

Seungkwan: Infinity Challenge, Hello Counsellor and Weekly Idol

I know he’d enjoy these shows immensely just because he gets to be extra extra while watching them.

Vernon: Show Me The Money (and Unpretty Rapstar which personally you both like more)

Forget the judging, the performances are pretty great and he’d enjoy watching them with you.

Dino: Hit the Stage! and Dancing 9

Need I explain? xD