I only just got a chance to listen to Niall’s interview with Greg James and I was struck by two things:

1.  Niall said the only people that knew about his song were the people that worked on it and his “current management.”

2.  When asked what else he’s been doing, he switched the topic back over to writing and his plans.

Now, obviously he had a limited period of time to talk and was supposed to focus on music, but for someone that has “Modest!” emblazoned on everything and who has just started his VERY OWN golf management company that just signed his first player, he very clearly did not talk about that. Nor did he even say Modest’s name, just “current management.”

Maybe he did in other interviews, I haven’t heard them all, but since I’m obviously listening for hints about stuff like that, I found it quite notable - and encouraging (don’t encourage me, Niall!!) 😎

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984), New York City, 1958. Photo © Richard Avedon. In 1948, Truman Capote, who was born ninety-two years ago today, published his first novel, “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” which garnered much acclaim and controversy for its overtly homosexual content. In addition to the story itself, “Other Voices” is notable for the appearance of Harold Halma’s promotional photo of a young Capote staring into the camera; not only did the portrait fuel sales of the book, but Andy Warhol later pointed to it as an early inspiration for his work. “Other Voices” also features the character of Idabel, based on Capote’s childhood best friend, Harper Lee; Lee, in turn, based the character of Dill in “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Capote. In 1958, Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” prompted Norman Mailer to brand the author “the most perfect writer of my generation.” The following year, a three-hundred word article in the New York Times on the murder of a Kansas family so fascinated Capote that he traveled to the scene of the crime and began the four-year process of researching and writing “In Cold Blood,” his so-called “non-fiction novel”; Capote never completed another novel. Following “In Cold Blood,” Capote dedicated much of his efforts to cultivating his celebrity status; he was a fixture on the talk show circuit and at legendary nightclub Studio 54. In 1975, Capote published the opening chapter to his unfinished novel, “Unanswered Prayers”; the fictional tell-all skewered many members of New York’s social elite and it proved to be social suicide for Capote, pushing him deeper into drug abuse and alcoholism. Truman Capote died of liver disease on August 25, 1984, at the age of fifty-nine; he was survived by his longtime partner, Jack Dunphy. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #TrumanCapote (at New York, New York)

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anonymous asked:

But in one post nina said, "In a need of comfort, Josh goes to Maya and her friends. As his sitting there, Cory stares at his brother Josh and remembers something he told him as a toddler back in BMW. Josh and Maya hold on to a promise that they are not willing to break." So this must be 100% accurate in interpretation. (im being sarcastic btw)

What’s really interesting is that they chose to mega-swerve on what Cory said to bb Josh about his future love life. They skip right over it as if it never happened just like the ninja turtles underpants in the C&T flashback. 😂

And there’s zerrrrrrro about a “promise they are not willing to break.” Legit nothing. N A D A. I mean, unless all four of us somehow managed to just forget something that notable, which is technically possible…but I doubt it. I mean, I guess technically they don’t actively break the whole “someday” thing, but there’s nary a word reinforcing or reiterating it. It doesn’t even come up.

Josh does show up at Topanga’s and say he wants to hang with the kiddies though. That much is accurate.

rosie-fujisaki  asked:

"The sun is awfully bright today don't you think nya?" A red-headed girl skips up to Minoru.

“Uh… yeah, I guess,” Minoru replies, giving the redhead a sideways glance. She looked familiar, but he couldn’t place where he had seen her before. Then, again, other things distracted him, most notably the cat ears that stuck up from her head. Those were so distinct that he was sure he had seen them somewhere before. Despite the other questions he longed to ask, the scientist decided to figure out who he was talking to first.

“If you don’t mind me asking… who exactly are you?

godzillakiryu91  asked:

Could you explain modern fire breath vs original poison?

In older dragon legends you will often see the dragon depicted as either venomous or with a toxic breath of some kind. Exactly how the breath is toxic various, with some accounts saying dragons breathe poison while others say they breathe disease.

Fire breathing dragons, while present in myth, are not as common as people think. The main fire breathing dragon is Beowulf’s Firedrake, and even it was venomous. This is notable, because the Firedrake was one of the key pieces of inspiration for Tolkien’s dragons.

Tolkien wrote his dragons as fire breathers, and much of fantasy literature and media draws from Tolkien as influence. Since his dragons breathed fire, fantasy media followed suit, and now most dragons are fire breathers, while toxic dragons have been all but forgotten.

TL;DR: Fire breathing dragons existed in myth, but modern media over represents them, while under estimating toxic dragons.

NOTE: There are medieval depictions of dragons breathing something, but I do not think this is necessarily fire. The texts in bestiaries make reference to poison and venom, not to fire, and the Panther, which is said to breathe out a sweet scent, is often also depicted breathing something similar to the dragon’s “fire.” In my opinion, these are artistic choices to represent a breath, be it sweet or poison, which modern audiences interpret as fire.

The William Anderson Coffin papers have been fully digitized and are now available to view on our website. 

William Anderson Coffin (1855-1925) of New York City was a landscape and figure painter and art critic. He organized several notable exhibitions and art-related charitable events for relief work in post-World War I France.

The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, clippings scrapbooks of articles by Coffin, printed material, and photographs of Coffin, his family, and friends. Three series of particular interest include Coffin’s Project Files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY (1900-1901), where he served as the Director of the Fine Arts Division; the Exhibition of Works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris (1919-1920), which he helped to organize; and administrative materials for the American Artists’ Committee of One Hundred, which established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists, and for which Coffin served as President.

image credit:  William Anderson Coffin with his dog, ca. 1900 / unidentified photographer. William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

anonymous asked:

But that awakening segment shared in the archive by Harry... I've just been reading it thinking about the PR bullshit that the boys have been subjected to including, perhaps most notably, the closet. The line, "I have, for the sake of meaning I had anticipated before I read, scorned the symbols, I called the visible world a deception..." i.e. for the sake of the PR scheme shoved down our throats you might not see that a river is a river, blue is blue, and rainbow flags are rainbow flags.

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NAUX: Rollover

Double Epic Carnivals (09/30~10/13)

What’s new? Schoolgirl Kairi, Schoolgirl Selphie, and Ansem the Wise. No new Premiums.

What do they do? All three just give Gen+3 for the next medal. (Two medals = itself and next medal.)

What are the guarantees? There’s two different banners for this event, one for light medals and one for dark medals; they each guarantee three Epic (tier 3) medals of their specified type. The 10 10-draw guarantee for Light is Sora & Donald & Goofy, the 10 10-draw guarantee for Dark is SP Axel.

Should I draw? No. While 3 epic medals is nice, there’s no guarantee they’d be different. Light medals come with a ton of duds (Lumiere, Owl, and Pinocchio to name a few), while dark medals come with some status-dependent of the Organization dudes (notably Vexen and Luxord). The other 7 medals could be just tier 2, which includes awful medals like Abu for light and only three dark medals (Hag, Queen, TR Pete). SDG and SP Axel are both not that impressive of Premiums, not worth a 10 10-draw.

Anything else? If you somehow manage to guilt SP Axel or SDG, you get 10 Mirrors. Intense. Also, this EPC lasts two weeks instead of one.

HS Event: SP+ & Chip/Dales (09/30~10/13)

What’s it got? Most notably, Attack Prize Plus! For those of you who forgot, Attack Prize Plus grants you more SP from attacking than you would normally obtain. It’s REALLY nice for Raid Boss battles, Story Boss battles, and even some Events or Adamant levels. You should still try your best at this event, even if you have one SP+! There’s also Atk1, Atk2, and Chip/Dales.

What’s boosted? The new draw medals, Halloween Goofy, the guaranteed Premiums, a few recent Premiums, and… a bunch of other, random junk. Doesn’t seem to have much of a pattern this time, so just check the event for specifics. ovo/ 

Anything else? This event also lasts an extra-long two weeks, so… you have plenty of time, I guess?

It’s really sad that Lupe Fiasco is going to be remembered as a notable but still marginal figure in rap because there are times when his lyricism really is several planes of existence above every other English-speaking person’s understanding of the language

Backlash erupts over Tim Burton's defence of white cast in Miss Peregrine

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With diversity in the movies still its hottest topic, Tim Burton has been grilled on why his latest movie, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, features almost entirely white actors.

Aside from the inclusion of Samuel L. Jackson as the villain character Barron, the casting is notable for its lack of diversity.

Hermione’s house from Harry Potter is up for sale
– Doctor Strange confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War
– Tom Hanks photobombs wedding

Asked about the move, Burton told Bustle: “Nowadays, people are talking about it more.

“Things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching ‘The Brady Bunch’ and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black.

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“I used to get more offended by that than just… I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right?

“And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”

Now a backlash has erupted over his comments, many calling out the director for his excuses.

To be fair, Tim Burton usually only casts the same three people over and over again, so he’s not even diverse in the white people he hires.

— Valentina Cano (@valca85) September 29, 2016

No one is asking #TimBurton to force diversity into his movies but the mere fact that he can’t picture a diverse cast w/o it being forced? ????

— Kyra Sims (@lilymischief) September 30, 2016

For Tim Burton, diversity is casting someone besides Johnny Depp.

— Ben Schwartz (@benschwartzy) September 30, 2016

Did we really expect Tim Burton to be supportive of Hollywood diversity when he put these Ku Klux Kids in #MissPeregrines?

— Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint) September 30, 2016

Tim Burton has an incredible diversity record. Actors in his films range from alabaster to porcelain

— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) September 29, 2016

yes Tim Burton you are right political correctness destroyed the high quality television program The Brady Bunch

— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 30, 2016

Others were less sympathetic, however:

Oh look, people are upset that Tim Burton doesn’t forcibly insert racial stereotypes into his films just to pander to millenials.

— Pepe the Frog (@YTM1staWu1fy) September 29, 2016

All Tim burton is saying is that he hires people and likes people for their talent, not just because they’re a certain race

— *which witch* (@BadMonkeysClub) September 29, 2016

Just to make things additionally awkward, Jackson was also asked about what he thought of the racial profile of the film, admitting that he had ‘noticed it’.

“I had to go back in my head and go, how many black characters have been in Tim Burton movies?” Jackson added.

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“And I may have been the first, I don’t know, or the most prominent in that particular way, but it happens the way it happens.

“I don’t think it’s any fault of his or his method of storytelling, it’s just how it’s played out. Tim’s a really great guy.”

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Jackson and Burton’s detractors have a point, however. There is a distinct lack of the non-caucasian in Burton’s 36 movies, with Jackson as the first black man in one of his leading roles.

Elsewhere, Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in ‘Batman’, while Michael Clarke Duncan was Colonel Attar in his take on ‘Planet of the Apes’, but both were supporting roles.

Image credits: Fox/PA

Leslie Johnakins: Machito’s Baritone Anchor

After some four decades, my first look at Leslie Johnakins with Machito remains clearly fixed in my memory. Machito’s orchestra was one of many jazz notables appearing at a 1970s midtown Manhattan event (including, I recall, at least one considerably more well-known baritone saxophonist). Machito ambled onstage with his bandmates, all clad in brown suits, and affably acknowledged a host of local musicians who came over to deliver warm greetings. Then the first mambo started: seemingly relaxed at first, until a man of diminuitive stature stood up, spinning an undulating, burning baritone solo. Suddenly, we realized, this band was smoldering. Marc Myers shares more about this overlooked giant of the baritone saxophone, but also check out Johnakins feeding Machito’s fire on Ray Bryant’s Cuban Fantasy, on the classic Machito at the Crescendo.

-Michael Cuscuna

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Stuart Little is a 1945 children’s novel by Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White (1899-1985). It concerns the story of a mouse born to human parents in New York City. The early chapters concerns his everyday life in the City and encounter with a friend who saves his life, Margalo the bird.

When Margalo flies away, Stuart leaves the city in a quest to find her. He acquires a gasoline-powered model car and travels the country. He finds employment as a substitute teacher from time to time. The most notable event includes finding a love interest in his own size, Harriet Ames. They go to a single date before he leaves to continue his quest. The novel has no resolution.

what the fuck

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game of many flaws, but its soundtrack is fucking flawless.

I’m glad that they changed the composer from Inon Zur, he’s made some good stuff in the past but most of the scores for DAO and DA2 were… not very good or memorable to me, with a few notable exceptions. Trevor Morris’ work on the music has been incredible.

Tagged by: @apassingshadow and @sunwins
Rules: Tag 20 blogs you want to get to know better.
Nicknames: There’s a few. The most notable are Synnamon and Synnbunn.
Gender: Male
If I had a cat, what would I name it: Duchess . To go along with my other furball, Duke
Height: 5’7” or 5′8″ somewhere between the two.
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor, apparently.
Favorite color: Black, red, white, and purple
Time right now: 1:41 am
Average hours of sleep: Sleep? Hah! Whats sleep? Kidding, I get like 2-4 hours of sleep depending things.
Favorite number: 3786. 
Last thing you googled: Hogwarts house quiz
Blankets you sleep with: Including the one I use a abed sheet: three technically, but one is for my dog.
Fictional character you want as your younger sibling: Komachi Hikigaya.
Favorite Band/ Artists: Man With A Mission, SiM (Silence iz Mine), Blue Stahli, Tetsuya Shibata, Jamie Christopherson, Skitz The Samurida, Doujah Raze, as well as the rest of those who made ost’s for Anarchy Reigns. And more
Dream trip: I’d like to travel to Britain and visit King Arthur’s grave as well any and all castles located there, just to explore really. If I could I’d like to take some souvenirs that are sword and shields. Maybe a few pieces of armor as well.

What am I wearing right now: Sweat pants and a brown shirt.

When I made this blog: A month from now? Maybe more? Haven’t exactly been keeping track. The peer pressure from @apassingshadow, @seekingidlewild, and @sunwins lead to its creation.
How many blogs I follow: 26
What I post about: RP things, ask memes, screenshots of FFXIV. And though I’m not entirely sure what this is….well this.
Tagging: @seekingidlewild and anyone else who wants to do this.


my dear @turtinium tagged me in this thing where I’ve gotta describe myself with 3 characters. Thanks my dude!

okay this is actually really difficult but I’m gonna try my best

here we have Chrom, Junpei Tenmyouji (999 version), and Ema Skye.

first off, I cannot believe that I’m actually comparing myself to Chrom. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought “fuck”. Probably the most notable thing I share with him is trusting too much. So far I haven’t had a ton of problems putting trust into people, though admittedly it can be pretty mislead. I also tend to be a bit of an embarrassment magnet, and I can recall many times where I’ve accidentally interrupted someone (while bathing once too 8’)) and i typically am the one in the friend group that has my name yelled out before or after I do something weird or stupid. Which isn’t something that happens to Chrom, mind you, but I figure walking in on somone taking a bath and having someone put up naked posters of you is pretty embarrassing. At least I’m not restricted to 5 marriage candidates /shot

If you’ve hung out with me long enough, you can probably understand why I resonate with Junpei. He’s a huge jokester (though admittedly his are worse than mine. probably.) but whenever he gets serious he can pull his weight. Also, I’d throw all logic out the gate when it comes to someone I really like (sorry bro but the main reason I ship you and Akane is because it grew on me over time, not because i was immediately “aww”. cuz I wasn’t) and I wOULD get all excited about my sixth grade crush. Though instead of being all good like Junpei was, I pushed my six grade crush away since I didn’t understand how I was feeling lmao. Note that I’m comparing myself to the Junpei from 999, and not his appearances in VLR and ZTD. I haven’t quite gotten that salty towards life (yet). also I’m better at sudoku than Akane

Last but not least, Ema Skye is here! And she’s probably the most relatable one of the bunch. When I was 16 I had a passion for SCIENCE!!! …well, mostly social science as opposed to forensics, but still. As an adult, both of us ended up in a place we didn’t intend to be (though I’m not quite as salty as Ema was when she became a detective. But I still wish I could’ve done more in Psychology before jumping to English). Ema eventually got what she wanted though, so here’s hoping I get to write about what I like someday, too! I also tend to get excited as hell when someone talks to me about my interests, and talk about them as soon as I can find an opening. Both of us also eat sweets as comfort food.

I’m gonna tag @nohrian-hero, @vivelatinarv, @bisexualowain, @tweaksy, and @greed-the-dorkalicious


Future Moodboard: Rhett Duke

Where in our young slacker did make something of his art. Paying the bills by tattooing and various freelance illustration gigs (most notable being his eye for album covers). Though he never quite out grew the love of flannel overshirts, and remains hopelessly addicted to video games. He’s absolutely that guy who turned his basement into a full blown arcade, and regrets nothing.