kennedy nerd

psa for dctv fic writers

hi guys

leonard snart does not…have a six-pack…wentworth has specifically stated that he doesn’t work out because he’s lazy (his words, not mine) and we all know how much he loves m&ms. sure, he’s in shape, but you can be in shape without being heavily muscled. leonard snart is kind of squishy, please keep this in mind for your fic purposes

on that note, ray palmer does not…have a six-pack either. he has a flat stomach. there’s a Difference. yes he is FUCKING RIPPED, but if you look at pictures of him shirtless in the last few years (there are a lot of them, they are Out There, that boy is allergic to wearing shirts), you’ll notice that he does not have a six-pack at all. 

these men are in their late 30s/early 40s, please give them realistic bodies THANKS FRIENDS

EYYYYYYYYY! Guess what????

The muns of @ask-piratetalia-nerds and @ask-siblingsgrancolombia made a blog JUST for teaching you guys history!

Staring Dan the History Man, who will be doing the writing and research. and Sabrina the artist, who will be drawing things.

We’re already working on a series, so we’ll take questions during or after.

Jackie being a notorious cutie pie. She’s also pregnant here. He  and Jack went to Nantucket Bay because Jackie didn’t like touch football, but she loved the water, so Jack took her to the bay. Whenever I see this picture, I always call her my little dinosaur because her face is just so cute, and welcome to the life of a Kennedy nerd.

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ORPHAN BLACK at 2015 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

FRIDAY, July 10

IDW Orphan Black Comic Book Signing
WHEN: 11am – 12pm
WHERE: Booth #2743, San Diego Convention Center
WHO: Graeme Manson & John Fawcett
WHAT: Creators Graeme Manson & John Fawcett will be joined by OB comic book writer Jody Houser and illustrator Cat Staggs for a comic book signing.
Click HERE for more info! 

Orphan Black Nerdist Conival 
WHEN: 2 – 2:15pm
WHERE: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd.
WHO: Tatiana Maslany, Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Graeme Manson, John Fawcett
WHAT: A live, on-stage interview with the creators and cast of Orphan Black.
Click HERE for more info! 

EW’s Brave New Warriors Panel with Jordan Gavaris
WHEN: 4 – 5pm
WHERE: Hall H, San Diego Convention Center
WHO: Jordan Gavaris
WHAT: Lynette Rice moderates a panel featuring male heroes from various genre TV shows, including Jordan Gavaris (FEEEEeeeEee!), Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Kevin Durand (The Strain), Rob Kazinsky (The Frankenstein Code) and Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead).
Click HERE for more info! 

BBC America’s Orphan Black Panel
WHEN: 5:45 – 6:45pm
WHERE: Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center
WHO: Tatiana Maslany, Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Graeme Manson, John Fawcett
WHAT: Unquestionably the best panel at San Diego Comic-Con, with the best creators & cast on television, hosted by the best moderator to ever moderate, Retta. *Mic drop.*
Click HERE for more info! 

SATURDAY, July 11

Orphan Black #CloneClub Fan Meetup: Alison’s Victory Brunch
WHEN: 10am – 12pm
WHERE: House of Blues, use the entrance on 1056 6th Ave.
WHO: Surprise guests!
WHAT: Come celebrate Alison’s campaign win in an EPIC #CloneClub San Diego meetup, complete with Fee photo booth, eye patch bedazzling, and MORE.
Click HERE for more info! 

Nerd HQ: The Men of Orphan Black
WHEN: 2 – 3pm
WHERE: Nerd HQ: The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave.
WHO: Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun, Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce
WHAT: Nerd HQ: Conversations for a Cause is an awesome San Diego panel series & pop culture convention presented by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine. All ticket proceeds go to Operation Smile! At last year’s panel, Kristian showed everyone his underwear.
Click HERE for more info! 

All Orphan Black SDCC Events, All the Times, All the Days
WHEN: Thursday at dawn ‘til Sunday at dusk
WHERE: Internet
WHO: OBTumbs, OBTwitter, OBInsta, and bbcamerica_tv snapchat
WHAT: If we could, we would cram everyone in #CloneClub into a compact carry-on and take you all to San Diego. Instead, we’re offering the next best thing: Giving YOU insider access to ALL-THINGS OB SDCC online! Follow us and we promise you’ll feel like you’re really there.* We’ll be tumblring the panels live, tweetin’ BTS pics, watching helplessly as cast steal our phones and hijack OB instagram, etc. It’ll be great! 

*For a truly authentic San Diego Comic-Con experience at home, wait 5 hours in an imaginary line and then follow us.

Kathleen Kennedy: The Most Important Hollywood Producer In Geekdom Today

Producer Kathleen Kennedy, current head of Lucasfilm, made waves at this year’s Star Wars Celebration doubling-down on the commitment to diversity and female representation in the Star Wars franchise. With the snafu over the lack of women in the original Star Wars: The Force Awakens table read photo last year and Hasbro’s reluctance to produce female action figures, things were worrisome, but with Kennedy at the helm I had hope that things would be get better (have you seen The Force Awakens trailer yet!?). But who is Kathleen Kennedy? Nerds like me know she’s been instrumental in many of your favorite blockbusters and franchises for over twenty years. Let me share with you reasons why she’s the most important Hollywood producer in Geekdom today.

Getting her start from a small production assistant role on director Steven Spielberg’s film 1941, Kennedy struck up a friendship with the young director landing her first full producer credit on E.T. only three years later. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times she talked about the genesis of that film while working as an associate producer on Raiders Of The Lost Ark, “Once Steven and I had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do, we would just sit around on the set in between shots and work out a treatment for what the story might be.”  Unlike most producers who manage the production, crack the whip, and keep everyone on task and motivated, Kennedy also has a keen eye for the big picture. Not only was she responsible for suggesting screenwriter Melissa Mathison to write E.T., but she was also hired the team that created the animatronic’s iconic eyes. Her ambitions are only matched by the films and franchises she helps create. She lets the boys play in the sandboxes that she builds.

Cofounding Amblin Entertainment in 1981 with her husband Frank Marshall (a fine producer and director in his own right), Kennedy continued to collaborate with Spielberg and numerous other major filmmakers producing the remaining Indiana Jones films, the Back To The Future trilogy, The Goonies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the original Jurassic Park trilogy, and more. In Don Shay and Jody Duncan’s The Making Of Jurassic Park, Kennedy recalls taking action after Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 during the middle of production. With power down and the island of Kauai in shambles, she ran the five miles to and from the hotel to the airport by herself to try and get the cast and crew out of there. She saw the control tower was destroyed, but was undeterred. She kept a good perspective on the situation saying, “Getting a movie crew off the island was not something they were terribly worried about at that point.” In the end she convinced the government to let them use a plane she chartered to land with supplies from the National Guard in exchange for allowing the plane to fly out with her team. The production only lost one day of shooting and everyone from the film was off the island within forty-eight hours. What a badass.

Producers are often demonized in an industry that romanticizes the creative side of filmmaking, but Kathleen Kennedy rises head and shoulders above those dusty stereotypes in our heads, in films, and on television. So her comments onstage at the Star Wars Celebration this year should come as no surprise to those who are inspired by her already legendary career. In an interview with USA Today in 2013, after taking over as head of Lucasfilm, she said rather openly and without hesitation, “The demographics within our business don’t reflect society, and they certainly don’t reflect the audience. There should be many, many more faces of color, many more women, many more gay people — you could go down the list. I will tell you that most of my meetings are in rooms with white males.” Things move slowly in Hollywood, but the BB-8 ball is already rolling thankfully. At one point in the panel Kennedy was asked what her favorite Star Wars character was, and in a poignant move responded, “I don’t have many choices (…) but I’m going to say that’s going to change.” In Kathleen Kennedy we trust.

Photos courtesy of The Kennedy/Marshall Company.