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The Seven as 'My Shot' lyrics
  • Percy: I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
  • Annabeth: With every word I drop knowledge!
  • Leo: The plan is to fan this spark into a flame,
  • Piper: My power of speech: unimpeachable.
  • Hazel: I'm a diamond in the rough, the shiny piece of coal.
  • Frank: It's time to take a shot!
  • Jason: We have to make this moment last, that’s plenty

We are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.

(#1-20) 100 reasons to watch John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone (2016) Part 1

Besides the fantastic cast (and the 16 reasons above and yes, I know Alexander Skarsgård is in there twice - he’s worth it) it’s also:

1. very funny - like, laugh-out-loud funny

2. it’s by John Michael McDonagh who wrote/directed Calvary & The Guard

3. it has the music of Glen Campbell (Glen!!!)

4. it’s coming out on Blu-ray/DVD next week!

Stay tuned for the rest* while we count down the days until the movie is available on Blu-ray/DVD in the US on April 11! (also available in Australia on April 19 and in Japan June 2)

*Hint: the “rest” is just 80 pics of Alex. Deal with it.😁

do you ever start reading a fanfic
and it looks so good
but you can’t read on because you are a grammar fanatic
and there are too many mistakes
and you just can’t?


The Chicano Collection / La Colección Chicana Documentary Film

Melissa Richardson Banks (Marketing & Project Manager, The Chicano Collection)

In this documentary film, Cheech Marin reveals his passion for collecting Chicano art and shares his life’s mission to elevate public consciousness of it throughout the nation and the world. It features interviews with many of today’s top Chicano/a artists, including Chaz Bojorquez, David Botello, Melesio Casas, Gaspar Enriquez, Margaret Garcia, Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Raul Guerrero, Roberto Gutierrez, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Adan Hernandez, Ester Hernandez, Leo Limon, Jose Lozano, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Cesar Martinez, Frank Romero, Alex Rubio, Marta Sanchez, Eloy Torrez, Jesse Trevino, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, and George Yepes. It also features discussions of work by Carlos Almaraz, Richard S. Duardo, and Artemio Rodriguez. Interviews also include those by Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rojas of Los Lobos, museum professionals, gallery owners, art dealers, and project team members and supporters.

Produced to accompany “The Chicano Collection,” an archival print project by Richard S. Duardo of Modern Multiples in partnership with Cheech Marin and Melissa Richardson Banks (as well as a subsequent traveling exhibition produced and managed by Melissa Richardson Banks), the film describes the personal journeys and viewpoints of the 26 featured artists and their struggle for acceptance by American art museums. Overall, this collection of stories demonstrates how Chicano art evolved from a political movement begun in the late 1960s and emerged as a legitimate art school after breaking down the walls in the fine art world to get the work seen and respected. Directed and written by Tamara Hernandez. Executive Producers: Cheech Marin, Richard S. Duardo, and Melissa Richardson Banks. Produced by Tamara Hernandez, Melissa Richardson Banks, and Heather Flores. Music by Timoteo Aaron. Cinematography by Richard Briglia, Kristoffer Carrillo, and Tarina Reed. Editor: Garth Grinde. Motion Graphics Designer & Editor: Dan Prussmann. Sound Design: Sunny Basham. Released on November 8, 2005. Running time: 53:05 minutes. Details on IMDB at

  • *Trying to be a normal, social girl on a date*
  • Me: Soo, what kind of music do you like?
  • Boy: Umm, yanno a little of everything, mostly reggae, calypso...
  • Me: *irreconocible noise*
  • Boy: ... and i really like that song, "sunshine", Or Michael Jackson.
  • Me: Yeah… what would you like to be in a future?
  • Boy: Dunno, maybe Architect, i like that kind of stuff.
  • Me: *Dear lords why?* And, do you like books?
  • Boy: I read "the fault in our stars" i like the character of Hazel... er what was her last name? Oh Grace.
  • Me: * bites her lip* Haha, yeah...
  • Boy: So, whats your favourite subject?
  • Me: Um, i think English.
  • Boy: Oh, I hate it, i can never pay attention and I'm horrible at reading.
  • Me: *OMG please shut up*
  • Boy: …I guess that why i like sports, i'm in the swimming team, but my favorite subject is astronomy, i love seen all the planets like Jupiter, Venus, Pluto, Mars.
  • Me: Oh... *Try not to think about it* Favorite movie?
  • Boy: Apolo 13
  • Me: *gods*
  • Boy: And i love Gregory Peck
  • Me: *Stands up* I can’t, i just can't! *Runs, go home, take every percy jackson book* My babies, i'll never leave you again! * Hugs all books and start reading*
  • Boy: *In the coffe* Wtf?