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I just… I just love watching him grow I’m so proud of him
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Dear kiddos, what to say to you? Hmm… how about since yesterday’s lil fic was SO ANGSTY this one is much more comedic? Honestly, I had so much fun writing this, like, illegal amounts of fun. A huge thank you to Binna @ciceroniantrash for laughing with me as I wrote it and for giving me that stellar line. Enjoy this one, bbys! ;D <333
Hi I was wondering if you could maybe write a small jamilton fic where Hamilton gets hurt and needs surgery but cant pay for it and Thomas finds out so he pays for it? Wasn’t sure if request were open sry if they aren’t. P.s I love your storys :D
“Ouch, ouch, FU––” Alexander was seated in one of the library carrels that lined the windows overlooking the quad, hunched over his laptop,.
“Uh, Hamilton? Would you mind shutting the hell up? This is the third floor of the library, ya know, the quiet floor? And if you think I’m past texting the librarians to come up here and shush your ass then you’re––”
“Oh my god, Jefferson, do you ever stop being a complete jerk or is this just a 24/7 kinda deal?”
Thomas stood up and glared down at Hamilton, who was in the carrel in front of him. He was about to go off on him again when he noticed the smaller boy was rubbing at his wrists rather frantically.
“What the fuck are you doing?” he muttered.
Alexander stopped rubbing his wrists and turned to glare back at Thomas. “Creep much, creeper?”
Jefferson rolled his eyes. “Insult much?” He paused for a moment. “Seriously, though, what’s up?”
“Seriously, though, leave me the hell alone,” Alex said, turning back to his work. He’d typed no more than five words when he flinched, muttering under his breath again. “fuck fuck fuck”
“Seriously, did you like break your wrists?” Jefferson cocked a brow at Hamilton even though the smaller boy wasn’t looking his way.
“It’s called carpal tunnel if you absolutely must know, Jefferson. It happens when you actually do your work.”
“Fine, whatever,” Thomas mumbled, sinking back onto his seat. Instead of returning to his work, he pulled up a new tab and googled carpal tunnel cures.
The first result that came up was a list of home remedies. He scanned them, knowing certain ones, like take a break, would never happen. He pulled out his phone and opened up a new message with Alexander.
T-Jeffs: Have u tried brace thingys?
Alabama Hammerman: wtf r u talking about
T-Jeffs: For your carpal tunnel, idiot
Alabama Hammerman: stop mothering me, creep
T-Jeffs: when you’re in pain I can’t focus T-Jeffs: bc you’re so fucking noisy about it
Alabama Hammerman: for ur information I have tried braces, ice, elevating them, blah blah blah Alabama Hammerman: nada Alabama Hammerman: that means “no” in spanish, since I know u only bother with french
T-Jeffs: I know what “nada” means you asshole T-Jeffs: so what, you gonna try steroids, then? surgery?
Alabama Hammerman: HA Alabama Hammerman: as if I could afford that lmao
T-Jeffs: I’m a trustfund baby u can trust me
Alabama Hammerman: I know you’re rich no need to rub it in my poor face
T-Jeffs: how stupid are you?
Alabama Hammerman: smarter than u seeing as I actually do my work. are we done here? these papers don’t write themselves
T-Jeffs: and u ain’t gonna be writing either if u don’t get this fixed T-Jeffs: now what I was TRYING to tell you is that I’ll hook u up with that surgery
Alabama Hammerman: stop. this isn’t funny, Jefferson
T-Jeffs: who said I was being funny? T-Jeffs: I’m serious
Alabama Hammerman: you’re gonna give the person you hate most in the world enough money for surgery? wow, i must really be annoying u with my pain or something
T-Jeffs: I can’t believe I have a crush on someone who is so stupid smfh
There was the sound of a phone dropping from Alex’s carrel. Then there was a muttered what the ever living fuck?
Thomas got up and waltzed over to Alexander. “You done being dense?”
“You done shitting me?”
“I’M NOT KIDDING!” Thomas yelled. Everyone on the third floor loudly shushed him. “I’m confessing my love here, people!” he said, swiveling his head around, trying to glare at everyone he could.
“LOVE?” Alexander choked.
“Well… shit…” Thomas muttered, running a hand through his hair. For the first time in maybe his entire life, Thomas Jefferson was legitimately anxious.
“Love?” Alexander whispered, his eyes so wide it looked like they were about to pop out of his head.
“I mean, you weren’t supposed to know that yet, but yes, Hamilton. Love.”
“You love me and you’re still calling me ‘Hamilton?’” He glared up at Thomas, who simply rolled his eyes in response.
“You want a free surgery or not?”
“Do you want a boyfriend or not?”
Alexander stood up and kissed Thomas, cutting him off. When he pulled away, he was grinning. “Talk about boyfriends with benefits. Like, literally, health benefits.”
“I like you better when we’re kissing,” Jefferson said before pulling Alexander back toward him.
The third floor of the library broke out in a mix of claps, hoots, and groans.
“Get a fucking room!” Someone, probably Charles Lee, shouted.
“Excellent idea,” Thomas said. “I’ll go get us a study room,” he said with a wink. He made to grab Alex’s hand, but grabbed his wrist instead.
“OUCH FUCK FUUUU––”
“Sorry! Goddamnit,” Thomas said. “On second thought, let’s make some calls, get you a consultation, then go make out.”
“This is not how I pictured becoming your boyfriend, but I’m totally cool with it,” Alex said.
“You mean you were imagining this?” Thomas smirked at Alex.
Alexander’s face slowly turned red. “N-n–– YOU’RE THE ONE WHO SAID LOVE!”
Thomas rolled his eyes. “Come on, idiot. Let’s go make some calls.”
“Give the library some peace!” Lee yelled again.
“Shut the fuck up, Lee!” Thomas and Alexander yelled in unison.
They turned to each other and grinned, and before they knew it, they were kissing again.
“Kiss less, study more,” Burr muttered as he passed by them.
Alexander didn’t pull away, he instead flipped Burr off behind Thomas’ back, garnering one of Burr’s signature I’m-so-done-with-everything groans as he stalked away.
“You’re so hot when you’re upset,” Thomas murmured into Alex’s lips.
“Mmm, talk less, kiss more,” Alex said, biting down on Thomas’ lower lip, causing the other boy to yelp.
“Oh my god,” a female voice said from behind them.
Both boys sprung away from each other and turned to see Angelica staring at them, her mouth wide open, eyebrows high. It was too late when they realized she’d snapped a picture of them.
“This is so going in the group chat,” she cackled.
“ANGELICA,” they both shouted.
“SHUT UP!” Lee shouted.
“Oh my god,” Burr mumbled from some dusty corner.
“You guys think you should take your love fest somewhere that’s not so… academic?” Angelica said with a smirk.
“Shut up,” Alex whined.
“Good luck with that one,” Angelica said to Thomas.
Thomas laughed. “I’m sure as hell gonna need it.”
“Shut up,” Alex whined again.
“Let’s go make some phone calls,” Thomas said, making to gather up his stuff.
“Fine,” Alex sighed.
“Woah, phone calls? What a hot first date,” Angelica said.
“For your information Thomas is my boyfriend with benefits,” Alex said with the pride of a five-year-old child.
“I… I don’t even know what to say to that,” Angelica said, putting her hands up. “I think you need to learn what friends with benefits means.”
“With health benefits, Angie, where is your mind?” Thomas said with a wink.
“I could say something about kink shaming, but I’m just gonna go,” Angelica said.
“HE’S JUST GETTING ME SURGERY!” Alex said as Angelica walked away laughing.
“Maybe you should stop saying boyfriend with benefits, babe,” Thomas said with a chuckle.
“Babe,” Alex whispered.
“Babe,” Thomas said again, waggling his eyebrows.
“The library is not your personal hook-up area,” Peggy said as she passed by the boys, sticking her tongue out at them. “And great pic! Saving that one for sure,” she said, holding up her phone.
It was a picture of Thomas and Alexander kissing, right before Angelica made her presence known.
“Let’s get out of here before we––”
“You! And you!” The librarian, Mr. King, stomped toward the two boys. “I’ve gotten multiple texts from students about some obscene hook-up happening here and this library is not the place for your romantic foray!”
“Lee,” both boys muttered at the same time.
“You are officially banned from the library for the remainder of the day,” he said in an incredibly snotty tone.
“We were just leaving,” Thomas said, making sure to take Alex’s hand this time.
The boys practically ran down the stairs and burst out into the cool November air. As soon as they were outside, they were doubled over in laughter.
They both looked into each other’s eyes at the same moment as they said “We are forcibly removed from the library.”
“We’re outside the library,” Alexander said.
“Indeed we are,” Thomas said.
Thomas leaned down, Alexander stood on his tiptoes, and they kissed.
(A/N: There will be a part two to this one sometime soon ;)))
Anyone else being completely blown away by Circle: Two Worlds right now?! It’s so much better than I thought it would be! I love how the two parts work together, the characters are all really compelling, the pacing is amazing, and the cast line up is stellar! It’s more than just sci-fi, more than just a mystery or a thriller. I don’t even know how to explain it except I’m completely blown away by everything going on here. Also, I might be falling in love with Erro (Ho Soo) played by Lee Ki Kwang.
prompt: based on this post: ‘Bellamy sees an ad from an art student asking for a model who thinks they look like Lucifer. Obviously, he’s got to find out what’s up with that’ for anonymous
word count: 3806
In general, Bellamy is one of those people who knows how to make money. He’s always been good at picking up chances to earn a couple extra bucks, because he knows a couple bucks count. Even now, when he’s got a scholarship and financial aid and loans, and his mom’s current boyfriend seems pretty serious about them and willing to help out his sister, it doesn’t mean they’re set for life. He’s always checking Craigslist and classified ads for things he can do, and he’s gotten to see some amazing and weird shit in his years of obsessively seeking out money-making opportunities.
This is his new favorite, though.
It’s an ad in the daily bulletin, which, as far as Bellamy knows, no one but him even reads. There’s a section called Miscellaneous that has always has tons of weird shit, so Bellamy loves it. Thanks to that section, Bellamy has had roles in fifteen student films, ranging from background extra to leading man, for a total wage of $100 and about a week of free meals, gone home with someone for Thanksgiving as a fake boyfriend to get a junior’s family used to the idea of his homosexuality, and helped out with more surveys and psychological tests than he can count. It gives him a lot of great stories that are great for vetting potential hookups, too, because anyone who thinks Listen to this hilarious psych experiment I participated in isn’t a great conversation starter isn’t the kind of person he would get along with anyway.
The ad is short and simple: Art student doing piece on fall of Lucifer. If you think you look like Lucifer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It does not contain his favorite phrase, compensation provided, but he is, honestly, kind of curious what cvg18 thinks Lucifer looks like. He thinks he could look like Lucifer. He’s definitely a great model, if he does say so himself; it’s one of the things he does more, because there are lots of art students, and he has excellent lines, stellar cheekbones, and doesn’t mind doing nudity. So modeling all by itself, absolutely? But he’s not convinced he really screams Lucifer. And, honestly, it doesn’t really feel like his call, in this case. He’s not the artist.
A History of LGBT Coming-of-Age Fiction (in 15 Books!)
me start by saying this: it’s basically impossible to condense the entire history
of LGBT YA into 15 books. It’s like
trying to squash all your stuff into a suitcase before going on holiday – no
matter how much you skimp and scrunch, and even sit on top of your battered old
wheely number to try and zip it up, you inevitably end up having to leave out
some really good stuff.
YA, coming-of-age genre has such an amazing history of exploring love stories
and relationships of all kinds, and pioneering new voices and styles, that it’s
totally unsurprising that it’s been a major trailblazer in bringing a whole
range of LGBT books to the fore and changing the landscape of LGBT literature
across all genres and ages.
English novelist E.M. Forster
wrote Maurice in 1913 but it was only
published after his death in 1971. It
tells the story of Maurice Hall, aged 14 at the start of the book, and his
experiences of same-sex love throughout university and in his early
adulthood. Forster avoided publishing it
during his lifetime because of public attitudes towards gay relationships. A note was found on the manuscript which said
“Publishable, but worth it?”.
Truman Capote’s first published
novel follows a 13-year-old boy called Joel who, after his mother dies, goes to
live with his father in Mississippi.
There, he becomes best friends with a tomboy called Idabel, and he meets
his stepmother’s cousin – a plantation-owner called Randolph, who is openly gay
and cross-dresses. Joel eventually meets
his father and gradually gains a sense of his own identity amidst the
characters at Skully’s Landing. When it
was published in 1948, Other Voices,
Other Rooms hit the New York Times Bestseller List.
Dorothy Strachey was the sister
of novelist Lytton Strachey, and was part of the famous Bloomsbury Group. In 1949, she anonymously published Olivia, an artful and understated novella
about an English girl who is sent away to a small finishing school outside
Paris, where she watches observes the romantic relationship between her two
headmistresses. Olivia was dedicated to
the memory of her friend, Virginia Woolf.
When it was published in 1973, Rubyfruit Jungle was completely
game-changing due to its open portrayal of gay relationships which aren’t
totally angst-inducing. Confident
heroine, Molly Bolt, is comfortable in her sexuality and works hard at school
to win a scholarship to the University of Florida. However, once at uni, her scholarship is cut
when the college authorities discover her relationship with her room mate.
semi-autobiographical novel is about a young girl growing up in the Pennines, who is
adopted by evangelists from the Pentecostal Church. As a teenager, she finds herself falling for
another girl – so her mother’s friends from Church subject her to a series of
exorcisms… This absolutely brilliant, darkly-comical read won the Whitbread
Award for a First Novel back in 1985.
Bat is a
huge-hearted lovesong to a punky 1980s L.A., which follows the eponymous
Weetzie Bat and her best friend Dirk.
Daisy Porter from Queer YA described Weetzie Bat as a kind of
“gaytopian” novel, alongside David Levithan’s charming and feel-good Boy Meets Boy, where gay characters
first began to be depicted as living lives, facing challenges and starring in
story lines that didn’t necessarily revolve around them being gay.
Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age
classic, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
consistently appears on the American Library Association’s list of Top 10
Most-Challenged Books. It’s an
epistolary novel (a book-in-letters), from the point of view of “wallflower”
Charlie, whose friend Patrick is gay – a fact which is totally accepted by all
the main characters without a second thought.
A beautiful, thought-provoking, empowering read.
16-year-old Regan is the only
one who knows about her brother Liam’s secret: he really identifies as a
girl. By night, Liam transforms into
Luna, and – after several years – Luna asks Regan to help her transition into a
full-time female. Regan worries about
her sister’s safety and her family’s reaction but ultimately agrees to help… In
2004, Luna was the first YA novel to
feature a transgender character.
Bringing LGBT YA firmly to the
UK, Sugar Rush (2004) follows the
life of teenager Kim, after she is forced to leave her posh school in Brighton
and join the notorious local comp, where she meets a fiery new friend, Sugar.
It was adapted for TV in 2005, and became a successful Channel 4 series.
Jacqueline Wilson’s heartfelt
story, Kiss, was published in
2007. It’s about best friends Sylvie and
Carl who have referred to each other as “girlfriend and boyfriend” since they
were young kids, and how their friendship shifts when Carl gets a new friend,
Paul, and later confides to Sylvie that he’s gay. Like Naomi
and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, it was a
crucially-empathetic novel which dispelled “gay best friend” stereotypes.
Hot on the heels of Grasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith’s
genre-bending exploration of bisexuality (and the insect apocalypse,
naturally), the sensational Winger was
published in 2013. It has a stellar
line-up of characters, including Joey, the captain of the rugby team who also
happens to be gay – a subject which is still taboo at their prestigious
boarding school in Oregon. It also has a
The Half Bad trilogy places an unexpected – but completely tangible –
LGBT love story in a contemporary world of witches, brutal authorities and
white-knuckle fantasy. It refreshingly
allows the gripping story to take the front seat, whilst the characters’ love
is a deep, intense undercurrent that infuses the trilogy with even more
jeopardy and even higher stakes.
In 2010, John Green and David
Levithan’s co-written Will Grayson, Will
Grayson came out, and once again changed the playing field for LGBT YA –
friendship, football, depression, live music all played their part in this
novel which had at its centre one gay boy and one straight boy with the same
name. Hold Me Closer (2015) is the
companion novel to Will Grayson, and
follows the story of the larger-than-life, camp and witty Tiny Cooper. What’s more, it’s entirely written as the
script to Tiny Cooper’s musical, ‘Hold Me Closer’, which appeared at the end of
Will Grayson. It’s hilarious and heartwarming – and an
entirely new form and style for YA literature.
This 2015 gem brings the
coming-out story into the digital age, as the eponymous Simon is outed on his
high school’s Tumblr messageboard. He
also falls in love over email with ‘Blue’, whose identity is a mystery beyond
the fact that he attends Simon’s school – cue a rollicking, heartfelt
rollercoaster of a whodunit.
And finally! The Accident Season, which comes out
in July, brings a subtle but spine-tingling gay love story into its gorgeous
swells of magical realism set amidst a group of teens in Ireland. Cara and her family are deep in the throes of
their annual Accident Season when, every year, they become inexplicably accident-prone
(in the worst Accident Seasons of years gone by, people have died…). All the
while – two of the girls in the group are falling in love. This is a beautifully-told story with magical
accents that makes the future of LGBT coming-of-age stories look very bright
@agenderromulan and I created a very detailed makeup artist AU where Spock and McCoy are makeup artists and Jim is their boyfriend, who also is the face of their makeup line and their model. It’s very very detailed and long and can be read on agenderromulan’s and my blogs (it directs to the appropriate tags).
Because it’s very long, I decided to summarize what we created:
Spock is the son of Amanda Grayson, one of the best makeup artists in the Federation, and Sarek, Vulcan Ambassador. Amanda is such an idol and pioneer in her field and was teaching in the best cosmetology school in her “retirement” until her friend (and boss) heard about Sarek’s people needing a makeup artist for a job since the culture he was visiting puts a lot of emphasis on makeup. Amanda agreed as a one time job but ended up impressing Sarek that he kept her on and fell in love with her. Spock became an artist because he saw Amanda putting her makeup on was fascinated at the ability to transform a person through physical objects. He ends up being Amanda’s successor as the most premier makeup artist in the Federation.
Bones got into the makeup industry because he used to be a former gymnast and had done all his makeup. When he started helping out other athletes with their makeup, they realized he was good enough to make it a full time job. Bones goes to a prestigious cosmetology school where he also gets a background in special effects work (this is how he meets Scotty). Spock and Bones meet up at this school and become classmates, then friends. They end up working at the same job and become coworkers where they end up falling in love.
It’s not too long after they start dating that Spock is assigned to work on a genderfluid farm boy from Iowa named Jim who is set to be the newest model on the runway. In the process, Jim and Spock start falling for each other and since Bones pops up, he ends up falling for Jim too and they get together.
Eventually, Spock and McCoy quit this company and create their own called Trek The Stars. Jim is the head model and image of the company, and is seen modeling their different makeup lines. Like “Stellar Style”, “I Need A Doctor”, “VulCan’t”. If you want to see what each of these lines look like pallete wise, our tags describe each one, with shimmers, duo and multichromes, and products. (This thing is very thorough I assure you.)
Uhura is fellow model, like Jim, and works as the other half of the Trek The Stars image and PR campaigns. She knows several hundred xeno-languages and has her own separate fashion line. From time to time her fashion line coincides with Bones’ and Spock’s new product launches.
Chekov helps find minerals that are safe to put in the makeup, and determine who they are safe for (because not every humanoid alien is gonna have the same skin reaction to a product). He is definitely one of the people who helps create and test the products. He worked with Spock for a while as an intern before Spock signed him on as a full time employee. Sulu flirts with Chekov a lot and there’s a backstory of how they met (they never hooked up by they became friends first and even thought hey are attracted to each other, they haven’t made a move, yet. The full backstory is in the tags.)
Scotty became friends with Bones when he was doing his Special Effects concentration. Scotty was working on a student film with Bones’ classmate and they mate this way. Sometimes he models for monster makeup or helps formulate Bones’ line of special effects makeup but mostly helps out with the lighting/effects for their big shows, galas, and releases. Bones always has a big Halloween makeup release every year and Scotty creates ELABORATE sets and creations for it all the time.
Janice is an amazing Hairstylist. Bones met her when he was doing his classes for his SFX major (he double majored in SFX and Regular Cosmetology), so she is the one he calls when someone needs a fantastic hairstyle to go with his make up design. Janice is also so good at her field in SFX styles because she can make any style possible on almost any humanoid. You want some gravity defying hair for your movie? She’s your gal. She can handle hair of so many alien species with ease, she is a godsend in the holovid industry. Only computers on the holodeck could compare to her.
Chapel, she actually didn’t go to the same school as either Spock or Bones, but she has always been a Fan of Amanda Grayson and her impeccable make up skills. So when Amanda’s son opens a spot for another MUA, Chapel applies immediately. She is ecstatic when she gets the job. Sometimes Uhura requests her because her style works on one of her lines. And there’s also the embarrassing story of how her (temporary) crush on Spock got revealed at a launch party. She tries to not speak of it ever again.
Sulu is definitely the one to get the flowers for the company. He is a trade connection Jim managed to score early on when they were starting the company. He travels around from planet to planet looking for new species of plant. Whenever he sends a new flower for Bones or Spock, he always sends a complete profile and scientific structure of the plant so they know what they are getting into. Sulu also flirts with Lab Boy Chekov a lot. Sulu also pitches in on the Halloween release launches by supplying safe but “life like” plants.
We also go into detail on how Spock uses makeup to deal with the unification issue of Romulus and Vulcan when Spock is an ambassador and older but we won’t bog you down with the details. And yes, this is really, truly the summarized version, I hope it wasn’t too long!
We had a lot making this awhile but and we hope you enjoyed reading and sharing!
@logicheartsoul I enjoyed reading, for sure! This is such a stunning idea, and I’m so impressed by it really. I love Sulu’s character in this so much!!!
A stellar line up from the British film industry have gathered in central London for a service to remember Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough.
Dame Judi Dench and Sir Michael Caine were among those who celebrated “a truly great man” of stage and screen.
Also attending were Alan Rickman, Jane Seymour and Sir John Hurt.
Lord Attenborough, a stalwart of the British film industry for more than half a century, died aged 90 last year.
Sir Ben Kingsley and Lord Attenborough’s brother, TV wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough, were among those who spoke during the Westminster Abbey ceremony.
It was led by the Dean of Westminster, the very reverend Dr John Hall.
Paying tribute to Lord Attenborough, Dr Hall said: “We come to celebrate the life and achievement of Richard Attenborough, a truly great man: Certainly a star of stage and screen, but also a pioneer film-maker, an exemplary leader of his profession, a man of deep commitment, of great generosity of spirit, and of personal warmth.”
“We shall also pray that his story might continue to inspire and inform others to follow his example, that our world might become a little brighter and better.”
Born in Cambridge in 1923, Lord Attenborough was a respected actor before becoming a celebrated director.
He appeared in films such as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and 1993 dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.
Among his career highlights was the 1982 film Gandhi, which won eight Academy Awards, including best film and best director.
Sir Ben, who played Gandhi, joined actress Geraldine James to read from Ghandi’s writings during the service of thanksgiving.
Hymns included Jerusalem, and there were bible readings from actors Tom Hiddleston and Penelope Wilton.
The service touched on all aspects of Lord Attenborough’s life, including the influence his work had on the cultural fabric of the UK.
As well as his two Oscars, six Baftas and four Golden Globes, he was awarded the CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976, and made a life peer in 1993.
Sir David Attenborough read from Lord Attenborough’s maiden speech in the House of Lords during the ceremony.
He said: “The arts are not a prerequisite of the privileged few; nor are they the playground of the intelligentsia. The arts are for everyone - and failure to include everyone diminishes us all.’”
The ceremony, which lasted just under an hour, was “absolutely perfect”, said Dame Judi Dench.
“I think he’d have loved it,” added Dame Penelope Keith, while Sir John Hurt called it “very moving” and “excellent”.
“It was very uplifting and it was a testimony to his amazing gift,” said Robert Lindsay, revealing that he “used to call [Lord Attenborough] ‘the magician.’”
Toonami has been back for roughly two years now and so far it has been steadily improving week to week. But while many have nostalgia goggles and can’t appreciate the block for what it is now here is 10 reasons why the block is better now than ever.
Whew! Back from seeing “Resurrection F.” Have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. FUNimationdid a mighty fine job!! Hats off to you!
The animation was well done, the scenery beautiful, the voice acting phenomenal, the fight scenes spot on. Was nice to see Master Roshi get in there and kick some ass. Jaco adding some humor and baddasery to the mix. Bulma being sassy as usual and to Frieza no less. Of course I absolutely loved interactions between Vegeta and Goku also that of Whis and Lord Beerus, who argued like a married couple.
The folks in the audience also made it a fun experience. Young and old, many in DBZ attire, a few in cosplay. The best part being everyone erupting into applause/ cheering when Vegeta went SSJGSS!
Despite the fare share of plot holes, overall it was an excellent film. For those who haven’t seen it, do so!!! Tons of fun, you won’t be sorry…
Lastly, Vegeta’s “It’s cheeeese!” line needs to go down in history XDD
I'm trying to understand what Stephen meant at the panel when he said: "Oliver wants to be with Felicity. Felicity doesn't want to be with Oliver right now. He will maintain his position like an adult who occasionally stomps his foot". Does this mean Oliver is gonna fight for Felicity? Or brood like an idiot for the umpteenth time? He's gotta fight for her.
Anonymous said: steve said at the panel that oliver wants to be with felicity, but she doesn’t want to be with him “currently”. Is it because she is mad at him? Or because she doesn’t love him?
Two birds one stone my friends. It means Felicity is mad at him. 100%. She is still very much in love with him. This is truly representative of what a marriage is. There’s a wonderful line from “Crazy, Stupid, Love” that sums this up nicely:
Cal: I have loved her even when I hated her… only married couples’ll understand that one…
Also, the other quote that I’m asking Olicity fans to keep in mind is the one from friends because the Ross/Rachel break up is 100% Olicity right now.
Ross: You know what, hey! You’re the one who ended it! Remember? Rachel: Yeah, because I was mad at you! Not because I stopped loving you!
As for the rest of Stephen’s quote, I think we’ll see a bit of both. I think we’ll see Oliver stubborn and dig in his heels. Sort of like, “Just forgive me all ready. We belong together.” Oliver Queen is a very strong man and when he wants something he doesn’t give up easily. OLIVER. WANTS. FELICTY. So, the “stomping his foot” reference I interpreted as Oliver being more frustrated that Felicity is distancing herself from him and refusing to be with him/marry him. Also, Oliver can be a bit like a petulant child when he’s not getting his way. Remember this?
What is going on with Ever After High’s design team???
This is an Ever After DISASTER! I understand they are going for a different appeal than Monster High, but you can still have classy-elegant clothes without being dowdy and frumpy. Poor Alistair, I was so excited for him and he looks like a Ken doll wearing Dexter’s jacket and Hunter’s pants/boots/satchel. I wont lie though, Alistair is definitely coming home with me if I see him, he’ll just be a very expensive Ken doll that I’ll own. Bunny… what a tragic, frumpy looking character. For being Wonderlandians, they are definitely under designed. There were some redeeming designs like Darling, but for the most part everything looked so plain and or gaudy. There were a lot of misses here.
Monster High pretty much nailed it. Please take me to the freak show! Freak du Chic is a winner!!! Jinafire the fire breather, Honey Swamp looks like a living marionette doll. Toralie is a tightrope walker, Frankie’s a magician. Boo York is a pretty stellar line too, Nefera is coming! But I’m more excited about Boo York Deuce!!! He has the dotd hairstyle and he looks smashing. Deuce vinyl, adorable YES! The only negative is Fright Mares, please, that needs to go, ASAP. Is that Monster High’s way of trying to fight My Little Pony? Because it is awful!
It’s not a competition, but Monster High thoroughly wiped the floor with Ever After High. There’s so much to talk about, but those were my top concerns.
And I’ll say it, Rosabella looks like a white version of the backgrounder everyone thought she was with minor color tweaks and glasses. People don’t like me anyways, whatever lol