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Doctor Who | On this day in 2008: ‘Forest of the Dead’

As the shadows rise and Donna is trapped in a parallel world with no memory of the Doctor, he forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song as they attempt to halt the advances of the deadly Vashta Nerada.

“Everyone knows that everyone dies. And nobody knows it like the doctor. But I do think that all the skies in all the worlds might just turn dark, if he ever accepts it.” - River Song

Rupert Grint: 2017

Adolf the Artist is a satirical drama starring Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), telling the little-known tale of a young Adolf, before politics and before war, when all he could dream about was becoming a famous painter. Historically accurate, this imagining of the young pre-tyrant is comedic in its approach and sees him ata crossroads in his life, when “his struggle” was purely about not being a good enough artist. In 1907, an 18-year-old Hitler applied to the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, certain that his genious would be recognized. It wasn’t. He resolved to re-apply the following year and moved to Vienna, hopeful that living amongst artists would rub off on him. Not one to let himself go, Hitler found the opium-taking, schnapps-swilling, sexual experimentation of his fellow artists somewhat irritating and as he’d not yet developed into a demagogic ranter, no-one listened. They didn’t have to. Yet. This story follows Adolf in the run-up to retaking the entrance exam, burdened by temper tantrums and an oddball dress sense, and desperately trying to improve as an artist and gain recognition.

Sick Note is the story of Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint), a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead end job, where he is under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Don Johnson). And just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer. However, everyone starts to treat him better because of his diagnosis and suddenly Daniel finds he has a new lust for life. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr Ian Glennis (Nick Frost) and that’s when Daniel has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep this new information a secret and pretend to be ill. He decides to go for the latter but very quickly the lie spirals out of control and both Daniel and Dr Glennis have to spend all of their waking lives trying to prevent the truth from getting out.

Rupert Grint is set to star in and executive produce Snatch which is based on the cult 2000 Sony movie of the same name that starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt. Also cast in the straight-to-series drama are Dougray Scott (Fear the Walking Dead) as a regular and Ed Westwick (Wicked City) as a recurring guest star. Nick Renton (The Musketeers) will direct. Snatch will carry the spirit of the setting in the film, while creating a new world with new characters. Inspired by a real life heist in London, Snatch, centers on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.Grint will play the dynamic, frustratingly chaotic and utterly posh con man, Charlie Cavendish. Scott plays Vic Hill, who continues the con game from inside prison; Westwick plays night club owner Sonny Castillo.

anonymous asked:

May I ask what brought up the Oh Boy book submission? I realize you are just reblogging it, but where did it come from? For what purpose? I have been scrolling but haven't seen anything about it, just the submission. Thank you Sonja!

Anonymous said:
would it be okay if you could summarize your last reblog because i’ve read it and i can barely understand things LOL

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someone found it online and submitted it to @verily-i-say because of how many eerie parallels there are within the book and our observations of fandom/one direction TM and most recently, harry’s ‘another man’ cover (which features leather collars and the words ‘oh boy’ written on one of them)

okay so this is going to be long but i tried to break down all the relevant things:

the excerpt is from a collection of essays regarding how performative gender is but with a very specific focus on what it means to be a boy [versus being a man/a girl etc] in our current cultural hegemony.

hegemony/hegemonic culture means the ‘dominant’ culture. so, in the case of this article, it’s referring to not just the entertainment/news media but dominant cultural constructs as a whole (in particular, the cultural constructs the celebrate ‘manly’ men and ‘feminine’ women and that have very rigid ideas about the societal roles they’re expected to play).

it starts by giving the example of a magazine called ‘oh boy!’ that clearly breaks down the function of ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ both sexually and by using the feminine as a negative barometer for someone who’s not performing masculinity properly (so, in a binary system, the ‘feminine’ would be lesser than the ‘masculine’ according to our current cultural hegemony). it also stresses the difference between ‘boy’ and ‘man’ and emphasizes how, in a boy band, the ‘boy’ has not quite reached the all important ‘manhood’ level and is therefore, ‘enact[ing] and problematiz[ing] a number of important facets of not-yet-stabilized masculinity’ (i.e. it’s the male equivalent of, ‘not a girl, not yet a woman’ by britney spears).

the article then goes on to break down the stereotypical boyband format:
- 4 or 5 boys on the brink of adulthood (not yet ‘men’ but also very clearly not ‘children’)
- each boy has a distinct personality, look, and role within the group
- each boy’s role (or archetype) caters to a different subcategory within their broader audience based on what ‘desire’ they have (i.e. the cute one, the sexy one, the leader, the rebel, etc)
- the boy band members should be attractive but they should not be overtly sexy. so while you can have the cute member or the rugged one, you can’t suddenly throw in jason momoa or brad pitt in thelma and louise because their function within the cultural hegemony is to ‘awaken desire in a young audience, not to bring sexual desire fully to the surface.’

the article then goes on to emphasize the careful tightrope that must be walked by these boy band members. they can’t pose a real threat masculinity-wise to their predominantly female audience. they have to remain attractive and desirable to girls but in a juvenile, adolescent way.

this presents another slippery slope issue, though, because these boys can’t be too androgynous or else they risk upsetting the very distinct and culturally enforced gender binary. so even though they operate in homosocial environments (exactly what you think it means - relationships between people of the same sex [usually referring to men] but not romantic or sexual in nature) their masculinity must always be preserved and their attractiveness to their female fans must always be emphasized because their, ‘masculinities are constructed primarily (but not exclusively) through bonds formed by the exchange of women and their heterosexuality is thus assured.’

then there’s this great quote that i’m just going to leave here: “their heterosexuality is tenuous, of course, and this - combined with the boys’ thoroughgoing borderline operations - is why boybands are embroiled in slippages between discourses of effeminacy and homosexuality.” *cue the entire larry fandom*

then the article gets really interesting and starts talking about how the word ‘boy’ has also been reclaimed in some circles operating along the homosocial-homosexual continuum. and that, “in fact, the sound-object boi functions as a marker of anti normative gender identities across gay youth cultures.’

and here’s where i once again turn into the eyes emoji because, remember all that leather collar in harry’s magazine covers discourse? ‘in the context of BDSM … the word ‘boi’ refers to a sub - a submissive partner in a sexual scenario - and can refer to males or females of any age: in this sense the word is about a power dynamic between two or more people.’

the article then says that some lesbians in the queer community also use the word ‘boy’ to describe their masculinity without being forced to use the stereotypically masculine terms enforced by the cultural hegemony.

then this quote, “for male homosexuals, the term not only plays with the specific power relations gestured at in the man/boi binarism but also embraces a certain fluidity in gender designation” i mean, this goes beyond just the cover discourse and into harry’s behaviour for the past couple of years (at least since 2014 when he’s been able to more openly express himself through how he dresses/his behaviour/that one week in august, anyone?)

and here’s the final relevant quote i’ll highlight: ‘boi as a sound object thus sparks off multiple meanings - boy/girl, boy man, boi/man, boi/grrl (which i kind of skimmed over because it wasn’t super relevant to us imo) - and works like a point of zero gravity in which multiple gender identifications can be formed, and at which the understood in terms of what it ‘is not’ or sites of excessive and/or insufficient masculinity: “masculinity becomes legible as masculinity where and when it leaves the white male middle-class body.”

anonymous asked:

"Liam has in fact contributed to the album uncredited" omg asdfjkgfhvcfgbh don't do this to me I'm emotional omg do you mean it like he inspired zayn or like actual contribution like wrote something or produced something? and is this even possible business wise to contribute uncredited?

Both. But specific to that ask I meant he helped with writing and/or production uncredited. And yes, it’s possible to contribute uncredited.

Daniel Craig was a Storm Trooper in Star Wars:The Force Awakens uncredited. Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt and Jason Statham have also gone uncredited, among a bunch of other actors too.“Alan Smithee” was pseudonym for Directors who didn’t want to be credited for a movie (usually because the movie sucked).

In music there’s lots of ghost writers and producers who go uncredited. Some of them end up becoming famous in their own right, like Bruno Mars, Ty Dolla $ign, and Drake. So yeah, it’s possible to both work AND get paid on a project without being publicly credited. In Liam and Zayn’s case, it would just be to comply with the official narrative. But it’s totally possible and because their musical pov is so similar, expected.

1-19 It's Hard To Speak My Heart (from Parade)[Bertie Carvel]
Jason Robert Brown
1-19 It's Hard To Speak My Heart (from Parade)[Bertie Carvel]

It’s Hard To Speak My Heart (from Parade) - Bertie Carvel

Jason Robert Brown in Concert - 26th May 2015

I’ve had so many requests to upload Bertie’s songs from the JRB concert back in May, well I’ve FINALLY got round to it! It’s special and worth the wait I’m sure. Here is his solo before he was joined by Laura Pitt-Pulford for This Is Not Over Yet