life in the 50's

‘Orphan Black’ has revolutionized TV visual effects, and you probably haven’t noticed half of them

Orphan Black debuts its fifth and final season on June 10, and while the show will always be remembered for introducing us to the incredible, multifaceted performances of star Tatiana Maslany — who has brought almost a dozen clones to life over the course of the series — some of its greatest achievements are moments that you never realized you saw.

Visual Effects Supervisor Geoff Scott and his team at Intelligent Creatures have been in charge of bringing Clone Club to life across the show’s 50 episodes, and like a magician performing up-close tricks, much of their work is designed to be invisible.

In a TV landscape where viewers are used to screenshotting their favorite scenes to search for clues, this visual sleight-of-hand becomes even more impressive. Suspending our disbelief for dragons or zombies is one thing, but every one of the visual effects in Orphan Black needs to be indistinguishable from reality, and it’s a feat that truly takes a village.

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The Signs as MST3K Quotes

Aries: “I wanna decide who lives and who dies.”

Taurus: “Well believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.”

Cancer: “They’re like Klingons but without the Kling.”

Gemini: “Honey bunches…OF DEATH!”

Leo: “Sorry I’m late, my sleeves fell off.”

Virgo: “Oh, terrific — we were saved by the gates of hell.”

Libra: “C'mon! Try and move faster than the plot!”

Scorpio: “Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were dying?”

Saggitarius: “Ayoo, aayyyyooo, Director’s gone and they wanna go home!”

Capricorn: “My theory is that the director shot the entire movie without looking at it.”

Aquarius: “Forget about life-jackets this is The 50’s.”

Pisces: “This is the song written for the train chase.This is the chase, Rocky and Ken! He tried to kill me with a forklift…Olé!”

anonymous asked:

For those interested, CP appeared in this week's Life & Style in the Who Wore it Smarter? segment where they rate 6 actresses wearing the same type of outfit. This week it was 'frilly patterned frocks'. CP got third place with the description: "The Flash star CP dress serves up fashion justice! The "tattoo" print adds a retro vibe and the fit-and-flare style carves out curves. A metallic clutch would have upped the dazzle for a fab finish".

Thanks for the heads up! Not sure how to get a better quality picture online, but it’s on pgs. 50-51 of June 9th’s Life & Style for those who are interested!

kesomon  asked:

Personally, I'm headcanoning that Time Drift can happen in reverse - if you're stuck in one period, you start to blend into the timestream, like Ray/Kendra/Sara in the 50's. But if you're timeless for too long, you start to lose your sense of self. It might explain the Time Masters being an unnaturally amoral group, in a way, and also might explain stuff like why Jerk-but-for-Reasons S1!Martin was Jerk-for-no-reasons S2!Martin. They're disconnected from their own reality and its eroding them.

I’ve been waiting to answer this ask until I had something more cogent to say than just like *pterodactyl screeching* but it’s not coming to me lol.

I love this headcanon. I’m 100% sure the Legends writers aren’t aiming for that, but it fits and it’s beautiful (and tragic, so tragic?). You can see it for all of them. Like, acknowledging that all of these changes can come from other places, I love to just imagine how Time Drift could’ve catalyzed or exacerbated all of these things:

  • How Sara’s characterization has changed from Arrow to S1 to now. Being captain but also being across time so much, taking pieces of the different eras with her, changing her worldview as time flows around her. She’s a nurse, she’s a witch, she’s Sir Lancelot. She doesn’t think about if she’s leaving pieces of herself behind with each new one she picks up in a new time. She knows she’s different, but can’t quite remember in what way, anymore. 

  • Rip for sure, but he’s known in the longest, felt it the longest, and understands it the deepest. And how having a team changed that for him, how having a family is probably what kept him tethered in time in the first place, more than the average Time Master. Losing himself in memories when he enters the temporal zone, lost whenever he’s not with other people.

  • Martin becoming more of a jerk, talking (thinking?) less and less about Clarissa, less about being a hero on an adventure. Distancing himself from Jax and performing brain surgery on Rory before turning around and being an ass to them both not long after, sort of forgetting all that. What happens in one time seems to stay in that time, for him. 

  • Jax becoming harder. Less focused on what it means to be part of a team, seeming happier when they’re on a mission and he’s on the ground, re-anchored in a time period. He shines when he’s on mission, feels alive no matter what time they’re in. The in-between days are spent focusing on the ship, learning all of the Waverider’s idiosyncracies and nooks and crannies. He loses himself for hours and hours, the passage of time and the sense of isolation not really mattering.

  • Ray never having full left the 50′s behind, still nostalgic for that life and holding part of it dear. Clinging to the Atom suit more than ever because he’s trying to suppress what it was like to have a life without it for a while, what it was like to be happily engaged and in love without all this. Welcoming the Time Drift on the ship and forgetting about it all, drifting away from the memories until he sees Nate and Amaya, until he’s back with Gertie (Gertrude? T-rex anyway) and remembers what it means to feel tethered and holding on to that.

  • Mick emotionally drifting away, drinking on the ship, eating on the ground in a time period. He’s resisting the sensation, like tendrils at the back of his mind, of what it felt like to be Kronos, never tethered in time at all, always afloat. He hates the feeling, and tries to drown it along with the rest of his sorrows. It takes connecting to the team, helping them, to remind him you can be tethered to a person, to people, and not to a time.

  • Leonard becoming untethered from his own past the longer he spent on the Waverider. More enmeshed in his goals, and then in the mission. In changing. Time Drift felt like flux to him, an impetus, a catalyst. Things felt different and he blamed it on not being in Central, not having the mafia and the cops chasing after him and breathing down his neck. But if he trusted himself to dig deeper, he’d have felt the fuzzy edges surrounding that sensation, the pull of the temporal zone putting distance between himself now and himself then. Time doesn’t flow at the Vanishing Point, and his past was so far away when he stepped up to the Oculus to die. Time didn’t feel real, and he cut the strings tethering him to it.

  • And the newcomers now, Nate and Amaya. Who had lives and families and teams before leaving. Who feel like those people are so distant, somehow, and think of them less and less, even though it’s been just a few months. How the present starts to feel like the only thing that matters: the mission. Amaya knows the feeling from the JSA but it’s different here, now. And Nate’s never known it at all. The jolt of excitement at being on the ground in a new time, the feeling that he’s more alive, somehow. He can’t place his finger on it. Neither of them can. Not yet. But Amaya feels like she can’t go back, not know. Her past life is just so… distant. Like it’s less real, somehow. It calls to her, sometimes, shows up unexpectedly in the form of an old teammate in a surprising era. But there is a wrongness to it, now. 

  • It’s hard to go back for any of them. The Hawks were different. They had lived 207 lives, with memories from each. Carter from the future even more so, but he retained no memories of the lives not lived with his beloved. They have always existed across time, and always felt the memory and sway of those past years, of different selves. Time Drift barely touched them, flowing over them like a gentle breeze they almost laughed at. Being in a different era was like a trip down memory lane, ultimately frustrating if they stayed too long. It’s why they were keen to stay in 2016, to forget life in the present, in one time. They’ve always preferred the present.

star-anise  asked:

Holster and Lardo: i don’t know what the fuck true love even is but i do want to hang out with you for basically the rest of my life. (let’s hang out - TO THE DEATH)

50 A Softer World Prompts 

(can I make this a Grand Larsony drabble? I’m sure it’s fine) 

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It’s a week and a half before the 2020 trade deadline when Justin all but falls into Larissa’s lap after a long day at the hospital.

“That bad huh?”

“I could go the rest of my life never seeing a foot like that again. And it’d still be too soon.” Ransom complains.

Lardo chuckles, rubbing small circles into his neck. “Well good thing you get to choose your specialization.”

“Don’t remind me,” he grumbles.

She frowns sympathetically. “Still not sure?”

“When have I ever been sure about this?”

“Well I think you’re sure you don’t want to do it anymore,” she surmises.

“Yea,” Justin’s voice drops off, “could we not talk about it right now?”

“Of course, babe,” Lardo assures him.

Somethings had changed over the years. Justin still had anxiety attacks. But he physically relaxes when Larissa drapes a heavy wool blanket over him, and replaces her lap with a throw. She flips on TV Land. She gets up to make dinner, knowing that Justin would talk when he’s ready. Ready came about a half an hour later as he shuffles tiredly into the kitchen, his chin resting heavily on top of Lardo’s head. His arms wind around her hips gently. 

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