So if you look closely on the Lord of Shadows cover you can see something that looks like a map
and on the side theres “ Magnitudes of the Stars.” written
well because I’m a huge nerd I figured out that they are both related and it is in fact a map, more specifically it is the upside down northern hemisphere plate from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson
@cassandraclare I would really appreciate it if you filled me in ‘cause not knowing how this fits into LoS is killing me
I was watching this movie because Ivana Baquero, obviously. And I started to get bored with all the extra heterosexual drama… everything was basically very predictable. And then, Ivana’s nerdy character goes and kisses a girl and is completely unexpected.
That shit left me speechless. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that although Ivana did not kiss any girl in Shannara, maybe you can find comfort in this fact. Plus she is a very cute nerd in this movie.
The star of ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ on YouTube makes the leap to her own HBO show
“If anybody says they’ve never felt insecure, they’re lying,” says Issa Rae. She has built a career on that feeling. Ms. Rae, who first found fame on YouTube with her comedy series“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is about to launch the show “Insecure” on HBO. But even now, she says, she finds herself wondering, “What am I doing? Why does everybody else have it figured out, but I don’t?”
In “Insecure,” Ms. Rae, 31, plays a woman named Issa (like her real name, pronounced EE-sa) Dee, who lives in South Los Angeles. The show chronicles her and her friends as they struggle with delayed adulthood, difficult relationships and being black in America. Ms. Rae’s character works for a nonprofit group that helps underprivileged children. In the first episode, the children make fun of her clothes and her voice, implying that she looks and acts too much like a white person. She imagines her co-worker telling a group of colleagues about her low chances of getting married.
The show shares some similarities with Ms. Rae’s YouTube series, which launched in 2011. She made 24 episodes, ranging in length from about 2 to 25 minutes, and they have attracted millions of views. In one, she cuts off all her hair after her boyfriend breaks up with her—and then after he reconsiders and they get back together, he breaks up with her again because he doesn’t like her lack of hair. And her character is constantly exasperated with her colleagues at Gutbusters, a fictional diet-pill company where she is a telemarketer; she eventually gets sent to anger-management counseling. Last year, she wrote a book with the same title as her YouTube series.
Growing up, Ms. Rae attended both public and private schools, mainly in Los Angeles. She didn’t quite feel that she belonged to any group: She felt that she was deemed “too white” by some black students, yet she felt out of place at mostly white schools. Her mother is a former teacher from Louisiana, and her father is a doctor from Senegal. The family briefly relocated to Dakar, Senegal’s capital, when she was young, and when they returned to L.A., she attended a magnet high school for medicine and science.
Ms. Rae went on to Stanford University, where she majored in African and African-American studies and directed and wrote plays on the side. One day, she was procrastinating on Facebook during a particularly busy semester and decided to make a video of what it was like to be black at Stanford. That idea turned into a video series called “Dorm Diaries,” a faux-documentary in which she recruited her friends to ridicule archetypes of black students.