on the last day of 2012

How into mainstream media are you?

EDIT: this post is from 2015 but it’s been going around again so i updated it with more movies that have since come out. previously there were 112 movies listed, and in less than two years since this post was made, nineteen more movies have been released from these franchises, for a new total of 131

count how many of these franchise movies you’ve seen and reblog with the number you’ve seen in the tags! there’s a total of 131 movies listed

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Harry Potter

  • Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

James Bond

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)

The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Return of the King (2003)

The Hobbit

  • An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Star Wars

  • The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • A New Hope (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Spider-Man

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Fast and the Furious

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

DC

  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)

Transformers

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Age of Extinction (2014)
  • The Last Knight (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World (1997)
  • Jurassic Part III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

The Twilight Saga

  • Twilight (2008)
  • New Moon (2009)
  • Eclipse (2010)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

X-Men

  • X-Men (2002)
  • X2 (2003)
  • The Last Stand (2006)
  • Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Apocalypse (2016)
  • Logan (2017)

Mission: Impossible

  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Rogue Nation (2015)

The Hunger Games

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Catching Fire (2013)
  • Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Indiana Jones

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Last Crusade (1989)
  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Star Trek

  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Into Darkness (2013)
  • Beyond (2016)

Terminator

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Judgment Day (1991)
  • Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Judgement Day (2009)
  • Genisys (2015)

The Divergent Series

  • Divergent (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Allegiant (2016)

The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Scorch Trials (2015)

Mad Max

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2 (1981)
  • Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Fury Road (2015)

Planet of the Apes

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2012)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Alien

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Resurrection (1997)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Covenant (2017)
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Archive Of Our Own has outpaced fanfiction.net

In 2015, the rate of new works started per day on the non-profit archive exceeded that of the older fanfiction.net, and this fan-run project is set to surpass the fastest growth of either archive in 2017. 

Below the cut, I explain where these numbers come from, look more closely at the seasonal variation in each archive, and the overall pace of fanworks being posted.

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RIP Bill Paxton (1955-2017) - The great actor from many blockbusters of the 1980′s and 1990′s, known for his extensive partnership with James Cameron films (The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies and Titanic) and HBO’s Big Love has died today age 61 after complications from surgery. A true versatile actor who could do both comedy and drama, hero or villain, Paxton appeared in more than 90 projects and among them are: Stripes (1981), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985) as the bully Chet, Pass the Ammo (1988), Next of Kin (1989), Predator 2 (1990), One False Move (1992), Trespass (1992), Tombstone (1993), Apollo 13 (1995), The Last Supper (1995), Twister (1996), A Bright Shining Lie (1998), A Simple Plan (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), U-571 (2001), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Nightcrawler (2015), and the upcoming The Circle (2017). On TV, he is best remembered as Bill Henrickson in Big Love (2006-2011), which earned him 3 Golden Globe nominations; as John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and most recently in Training Day (2017). He also directed two films: the tense Frailty (2001), in which he also starred and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). One of the finest people in the business who’ll be truly missed.

In celebration of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of horror films from several different sub-genres along with links to their respective IMDB pages. Please note that the films listed below may contain scenes that some find triggering, disturbing, or upsetting; if you have any concerns over a film’s content, I highly encourage you to research it prior to watching in order to make as informed a choice as possible. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR: films that inspire fear and tension by creating an unsettling atmosphere.

FEMALE-CENTRIC FILMS: horror movies featuring women in starring roles outside of the “final girl” trope.

GRAPHIC HORROR: films containing depictions of extreme acts, like heavy violence, body horror, and gore. Not recommended for those offended or disturbed by explicit, potentially-upsetting media.

HORROR ANTHOLOGIES: also known as “portmanteau films”, these movies contain multiple short segments that are sometimes connected by a main plot.

THRILLERS: scary stories with a suspenseful plot.

MOVIE MONSTERS: horror films starring a variety of creatures, from vampires and werewolves to Lovecraft monsters and evil clowns.

HORROR CLASSICS: definitive movies from the pre-1970’s horror era.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR: all things paranormal, ghosts and ghouls.

OCCULT AND POSSESSION: movies with rituals, demons, and possessed souls.

ZOMBIES: a category encompassing everything from Romero’s undead to the living infected.

FOUND FOOTAGE: movies comprised of camera footage filmed by hapless characters.

HAVE FUN WATCHING, AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

anonymous asked:

Do you have favorite documentaries you could recommend? :)

too many but here’s some:

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The Amanda Todd Suicide Video

In September 2012 a fifteen-year-old Canadian girl named Amanda Todd uploaded a video of herself to her YouTube channel. Titled ‘My Story: struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm’, the video shows Todd with a series of flashcards, explaining her experiences with bullying and attempting to kill herself.

What makes this video so remarkable is the fact, just a month after it was uploaded, Amanda Todd actually did kill herself. The YouTube video she posted went viral, and her death was widely reported around the world.

Todd states (via writing) in her video that she began video chatting friends at the age of thirteen, and was pressured to expose her breasts several times to the camera. A stranger took screenshots of Todd posing topless and threatened to distribute them unless she supplied more pictures. Todd is said to have supplied the pictures, but the predator leaked the topless photo of her anyway. Todd became the target of cruel online bullies, and began abusing drugs and alcohol. The taunting got so bad that Amanda was forced to change schools.

About a year later Amanda was again forced to change schools after the same online predator began uploading screenshots of her on Facebook and sending them to her schoolmates. During the same time period Todd admits to having sex with an older teenage boy whose girlfriend was on holiday - the girlfriend plus over a dozen students later accosted Todd as she walked alone and beat her up.

Soon after this incident Todd attempted suicide by drinking bleach. Her stomach was pumped before any lasting damage could be done, but Todd says in her video that she arrived home from hospital to discover several messages and posts from teenagers telling her to kill herself. Her family moved to a new city in March 2012 to try an escape the awful treatment, but Todd had begun engaging in self-harm and abusing her antidepressants. She continued to attend school and counselling, right up until the day she died.

On October 10, 2012, Amanda Todd was declared dead in her parents home. No exact cause of death has been released, though the British Columbia Coroners Office has come out and said her death was an 'undeniable suicide’. She died just a few weeks short of her sixteenth birthday.

After her video went viral the RCMP launched an investigation into the man who exploited Todd into exchanging nude images. In 2017, a man of dual Dutch and Turkish descent went to trial charged with over 70 crimes involving child pornography and extortion; Amanda Todd was acknowledged to have been one of 34 underage girls he had victimised.

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LGBT+ MASTERLIST PROJECT BY ROCIO @nuevayor

Week One: TELEVISION
Week Three: BOOKS
Week Four: POETRY
Week Five: MUSIC
Week Six: COMICS
Week Seven: DOCUMENTARIES
Week Eight: PODCASTS
Week Nine: YOUTUBERS
Week Ten: HISTORY
Week Eleven: RESOURCES
Week Twelve: THANK YOU + GOODBI

Week Two: Welcome back to the LGBT+ Masterlist Project

Before I get into this week’s category I want to thank you all so much for the critical support and contributions you’ve given me since making my first masterlist on LGBT+ characters in television. These masterlists will only get better as you help me along my journey to finding more LGBT+ media. Feel free to inbox me, to suggest and add commentary to my growing list. I can’t promise I’ll edit the lists regularly (I am a tiny college student; you can imagine my stress) but I will certainly share for my followers to see. It’s all still greatly appreciated.

This week, I tried to bring down the list to be exclusive to only movies with leading and supporting LGBT+ roles. I tried to avoid movies with cis people playing trans characters, and altogether tried to avoid problematic representation, which should never go unnoticed or without criticism. Please note, I have not seen all of these movies, so I can’t be the judge of how good the representation is. This is why I welcome you to respectfully inbox me or reblog with comments. 

Thanks again to @mightyachillis for the gifset. Next week’s category: LGBT+ BOOKS

And without further ado: LGBT+ MOVIES!

  • Private Romeo (2011) - A modern gay reenactment of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
  • Frieir Fall (2013) - The life of a father-to-be and police officer begins to fall apart after he falls for his fellow officer (played by Max Riemelt). English distribution name: Free Fall.
  • Pride (2014) - This historical comedy drama follows the true story of a group of LGBT+ activists who supported the British miners’ strike in 1984.
  • Black Swan (2010) - Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star in this psychological thriller-horror film about a dancer who’d do just about anything to get the role of the Black Swan.
  • Mosquita y Mari (2012) - Two Mexican teenagers, Mari and Yolanda, form a strong bond as they navigate their way through high school.
  • Joven y Alocada (2012) - This Chilean film focuses on the promiscuity of Daniela and her love affair with a boy and a girl. English distribution name: Young and Wild.
  • Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (2014) - This Brazilian film follows the coming of age story of blind teen Leonardo, his best friend, and the new boy in school with whom Leo has an immediate affinity for. English distribution name: The Way He Looks.
  • Cuatro Lunas (2014) - This Mexican film explores four different storylines: an 11-year-old tries to hide his sexuality from his family, a young man is afraid of his gay relationship being found out, another couple of gay lovers are challenged by a love triangle, and an elderly man raises money to buy services from young male prostitutes.
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013) - A dramatization of the true story of Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) of the Beat Generation.
  • Jongens (2014) - A gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.
  • Weekend (2011) - A romantic drama about two men who have a sexual relationship for just a weekend.
  • J’ai tué ma Mère (2009) - This Quebec film by Xavier Dolan explores the bond between mother and son. English distribution name: I Killed My Mother.
  • Les Amours Imaginaires (2010) - Another Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan about two best friends who fall in love with the same man. English distribution name: Heartbeats.
  • El ultimo verano de la Boyita (2009) - In this Argentinian film, a young girl befriends a farm boy when she visits her father in the countryside. One day, she finds blood stains on the boy’s saddle and trousers. The boy, though ashamed and confused, finds comfort and safety in this newfound friendship.
  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001) - A satirical romantic comedy about the last day at a summer camp in 1981.
  • The Birdcage (1996) - A romantic comedy about an owner of a drag club in South Beach, Florida.
  • Kinky Boots (2005) - This British-American comedy drama explores the unlikely story of the owner of a dying shoe factory, who finds that making shoes for drag queens could be the niche market that saves his business.
  • The Bubble (2008) - A romantic comedy about two men who fall in love. One man is Israeli, and the other is Palestinian.
  • Out in the Dark (2012) - A similar premise to The Bubble, this drama centers around the romantic relationship between a Palestinian student and an Israeli lawyer.
  • But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) - A satirical romantic comedy staring Natasha Lyonne, who plays a cheerleader sent to a gay rehabilitation camp.

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Inside the super-sized Glee reunion on The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover

Darren Criss is singing his heart out. Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are tap dancing. “It’s literally a Glee episode,” Gustin jokes. No, the Fox series hasn’t been revived. The trio are actually reuniting for the first time since their days on the Emmy-nominated hit series for a different kind of musical — and Criss may finally get his revenge.

His Glee character, Blaine Anderson, received a slushy facial from Gustin’s Sebastian Smythe back in 2012, but now the tables have turned, with Criss assuming the mantle of the dastardly DC Comics villain Music Meister in the highly anticipated Flash/Supergirl musical crossover. “It is funny that the last time I worked with Grant, he was the bad guy and he was singing at me, and now I’m the bad guy singing at him,” Criss says. Though it’s a different set, with the quick turnaround and prep, Criss concurs that this all feels familiar. “It’s just Glee,” he says.

In the March 21 episode of The Flash, Barry (Gustin) and Kara (Benoist) find themselves trapped in a movie musical of the Meister’s creation — an hour that has been years in the making. “We’ve always talked about doing it, from the very beginning, more in a joking way,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. Gustin, however, was initially curious. “I didn’t ever think it would be a real thing, so when they told me it was real, I was like, ‘How?!‘”

Here’s how: As the Scarlet Speedster and Girl of Steel experience turmoil in their interpersonal relationships, they’re whammied by the Music Meister, a less mustache-twirling, more manipulative villain who causes victims to break into song. The character was famously voiced by Neil Patrick Harris in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series. “I have made a pretty decent career of only taking over roles as made famous by child stars,” jokes Criss, who also played the titular wizard in the Harry Potter musical.

“I could not be happier that he’s here,” gushes Benoist, whose Glee character Marley Rose was mentored by Blaine. “He’s killing this role. He’s bringing such a fun energy, the way he did on Glee as well.”

Being fans of movie musicals as kids, the power-stripped heroes end up trapped in a golden-age send-up involving rival gangs and their kids falling in love — though expect many of the couples to come with a twist. The only way out? Follow the Meister’s script till the end. It may be a prison to them, but it’s heaven to Benoist. Noting she was born in the wrong era, the actress takes delight in the vintage ambience while sitting on a ’40s-era nightclub set. “Not that I don’t love the [Supergirl] suit, but it just feels good playing the same character in a completely different setting,” she says. “I’m eating this up.”

The Glee alums aren’t the only big names attached to the special episode. In a nod to Kara’s favorite film Wizard of Oz, everyone else in the vocally impressive cast is playing a character within this movie, from Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, and John Barrowman as rival mob bosses to Jeremy Jordan’s club pianist and Carlos Valdes’ aspiring artist busboy. Cherry-picking the movie musical genre — West Side Story, Singing in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls among the show’s inspirations — the hour also features some original songs, including “Runnin’ Home to You” from Oscar-winning La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, as well as the bubbly and playful Rachel Bloom co-penned tap duet “Super Friend.” “It’s a goofy song and it’s very consistent with that style of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Gustin says.

“We were approached by Rachel Bloom, who reached out to us and she really wanted to write a song for us,” Kreisberg explains. “And Greg [Berlanti] had a relationship with Pasek and Paul, so we sat down with them — we hadn’t even seen La La Land with them, but Greg had been such huge fans of theirs.”

The episode also includes several covers, among them the Benoist solo “Moon River,” and an ensemble performance of Jackie DeShannon’s “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” that brings the denizens of the ’40s nightclub to their feet as the Meister conducts Jordan, Valdes, and John Barrowman in an epic, upbeat dance number choreographed by Glee’s Zachary Woodlee. “Some things are just star-crossed,” Valdes says of his two worlds — superheroes and musicals — colliding. “Some things are just destined and written in the stars. This felt like one of those instances where it was just something that was going to happen.”

Jordan concurs: “Ever since they announced the cast of our show — plus the casts of Flash and other shows having so many musical theater people in them — it was only a matter of time before they harnessed those talents and made something into it.”

All involved have unquestionable talents when it comes to singing, but Barrowman says the DeShannon piece doesn’t play to his strengths: “I’m exceptionally confident vocally, but they show me the dance steps and I’m not a hip-hopper, no way,” says Barrowman, who practices his moves on set between takes. “I panicked.” Still, Barrowman was determined to be involved once he learned of the crossover. “I hadn’t heard anything and I just basically then said, ‘I think you would be daft or stupid not to have me in this, really,‘” he says. “But they planned on it all along.”

On the flip side, Gustin says he was excited about slipping back into his dance shoes. “More than anything else, my true foundation was tap dance,” the actor says. “It’s been cool to get back to it.” Adds Benoist: “It’s funny how things stay in your muscle memory. It was fun to pick it back up again and see your body and be like, ‘Oh, we remember how to do this.'”

With everyone in one room, Barrowman admits, “I’m a bit fan-boying out to be honest,” explaining that he watched his castmates’ former projects Glee and Smash. “What a nerd,” Jordan responds upon hearing the news. “He plays it super cool backstage, so you wouldn’t know he was geeking out.”

Beyond Glee, the hour marks an even bigger reunion as Gustin and Supergirl‘s Chris Wood — who, along with co-star David Harewood, will guest in the crossover, but not sing — went to school together, while Criss counts Valdes, Pasek, and Paul as classmates. “It’s been a very sentimental crossover on so many levels,” Criss says. “Every day, every scene my mind is being blown. I can’t believe I’m here with Melissa Benoist and Carlos Valdes. ‘How do you guys even know each other? Oh, that’s right, you’re both superheroes!'”

Fun fact: Another classmate of theirs, Andy Mientus, also previously played a villain on The Flash, with Criss joking it’s about damn time he appeared in the Berlanti-verse. “I was wondering why everybody else I knew had been on the show but me,” Criss says with a laugh. In truth, Kreisberg says Criss was destined to play this role. “Darren so brings him to life,” the EP says. “I’m not sure who we would have gotten to do it if Darren had said no, but it turned out to be one of those things where we wanted Darren and Darren actually wanted the part. It was very kismet.”

Should the crossover prove successful, Kreisberg even has hopes for a sequel, and Criss would be elated to return to the wild, wild world of singing superheroes. “I would have liked to have written some songs,” quips the actor and musician, who landed the role too late in the process to do so. “I want to come back, I’m not done — then I’ll have my true payback!” Watch out, Flash!

The musical crossover will kick off at the end of Supergirl‘s March 20 hour, with the majority of the action taking place during The Flash‘s March 21 episode, both airing at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

First You Came for the Trans Women: An Open Letter to the Chicago Dyke March Collective

Core Members of the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC),

I am a Jew. I am also the first trans woman to have been a member of your collective. I am writing in regards to your collective’s decision to ask three women carrying Jewish pride flags to leave the 2017 Chicago Dyke March.

My interest in questions regarding inclusion at the Chicago Dyke March goes at least as far back as 2009, the year when I became a core member of your collective. Almost immediately I became concerned when another core member violated a trans woman’s privacy in such a way that, had it happened to me, I would have considered it a violation of my sexual boundaries. In the backlash that ensued after I voiced my complaint other core members put their feelings before trans women’s need for safety and scapegoated me. It was only after the aforementioned core member of your collective violated my sexual boundaries, demonstrating even to the most loyal member of your collective that my concerns were justified, that the verbal abuse subsided. But still no justice. It was nearly two years before representatives of your collective met with me to talk about what had happened. Your collective made four promises to me and to Chicago’s queer and trans community. It immediately kept the only promise that required it to do nothing substantial—the promise to publicly apologize. To this day it has not kept its other three promises. But it has found new ways to hurt me, including publishing personal correspondence that had the potential to out me. The last time I asked CDMC about its cascading failure, it gave me no collective answer, but in 2012 one of its members responded in a way that now seems like eerie foreshadowing: She said that your collective owed me nothing because I had already gotten my “pound of flesh”, thus drawing a connection between me and an antisemitic caricature.

I am hardly the only one who wants answers from your collective. Many people are now asking, “Was the Chicago Dyke March Collective’s decision to ask three Jewish women to leave the march antisemitic?” It is a fair question. The political right likes to use divide-and-conquer schemes to keep us from uniting to confront oppression. As April Rosenblum argued in The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere, one of the most successful instances of this scheme has been the scapegoating of Jewish people to keep us from focusing on our real oppressors. Blaming diasporic Jewish people for the actions of the State of Israel is the latest variation on a theme at least as old as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Of course not all fair questions have “yes” as an answer. To find out if your collective’s actions play into systemic bias against Jewish people we need to look at the facts. I was not at the march, so I will charitably assume the account your collective gave in its statement is true. You wrote, “We have since learned that at least one of these individuals is a regional director for A Wider Bridge” (emphasis mine). Does it need to be said that what you learned about one of the Jewish women after you asked her to leave the march could not have been the reason you asked the women to leave the march? You also wrote that the women were “carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags”. If the flags you were referring to were like the one seen in a photograph published to the web site of the Windy City Times on Saturday, there was nothing superimposed on them besides Stars of David, making them no different from the Jewish pride flags I first saw at Dyke March in 2005 (five years before A Wider Bridge was founded). The Star of David is a symbol of Judaism and my people, the Jewish people, and there is nothing inherently Zionist about it. It is evident to me that your collective has put some people’s feelings before Jewish queer women’s need for queer community.

I find no comfort in your assurance that “anti-Zionist Jewish volunteers and supporters are welcome at Dyke March and were involved in conversations with the individuals who were asked to leave”. For one thing, Jewish people, including those of us who express our pride through the use of Jewish symbolism, should not have to be extensively educated on all political viewpoints before we can participate in an event that is purportedly for all “dyke, queer, and trans” people. For another, all too often Jewish people are subjected to a political litmus test that non-Jewish people are not. (Nobody asked me what my views on Palestine were before they found out I had Jewish ancestry. Such selective outspokenness on Palestine does a disservice to both Jews and Palestinians.) Finally, it reminds me of the reassurances I heard after your collective violated me—that there were trans people who nevertheless stood among you. The goal of solidarity is not to collect oppressed people to insulate yourself from criticism even while you crush us. Rather, the goal of solidarity is to stand with all who are being crushed throughout our struggles even while we resist internalized oppression. In 2010 your collective’s insistence that I was “welcome” to participate in a march with people who had hurt me did not stop your collective from violating me again. And in 2017 your collective’s insistence that the Jewish people you approve of are “welcome” to participate in a march where my people have been harassed does not make your collective any less antisemitic.

L’shalom,
Veronika Boundless

I learned that today, September 13th, 2017, is Andalas’ 16th birthday! Why is Andalas so special? He is the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in the last 112 years. Even better, in 2007, he was relocated to Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia. There, he met his mate and in 2012, they produced the first Sumatran rhino born in an Asian based facility in the last 124 years. 

Happy birthday, Andalas!

Based on Ao3 hit count, here are the 

FIFTY MOST READ FICS PUBLISHED IN 2012

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  24. Familiar Strangers by LittleMousing
  25. Just A Memory (And All That We Could’ve Been) by trustingno1
  26. The Next Big Thing by PoorMedea
  27. Faith And Trust And Pixie Dust by kotabear24
  28. Once Like A Spark by flimsy
  29. Agent Provocateur by orphan_account
  30. I Hate You by mediwitch3
  31. We Took The Slow Way by dangerbears
  32. The Wall by Rory_Croft
  33. Grow Into You by lorinhazuzu
  34. Better Than Angels Raining Down by Randominity
  35. A Game That I’m Destined To Lose by we_are_the_same
  36. Keep Me Forever, Tell Me You Own Me by unapologetic_thirst
  37. Fevered by cyclogenesis
  38. Paint You By Numbers by shrdmdnssftw
  39. Tiptoe Through Our Shiny City by ithacas
  40. Three Days Underwater by theteapirate
  41. The Distance Between First and Second by badjujuboo
  42. Stick Your Heart Inside My Chest, Keep It Warm Here While We Rest by moutonrose
  43. We Grew Up Together, And We’re Gonna Last Forever by kotabear24
  44. Sippage by orphan_account
  45. Just A Quick Look by DeadBegonia
  46. Something To Be by aguantare
  47. Paper Planes by cathedralhearts
  48. Gemini by DeadBegonia
  49. These Tornadoes Are All For You by withmyteethsharper
  50. The One In Which Harry Styles Has Blue Balls by Thelonelycoast

Post 1/? of the Louis & Harry Fic History series

BROADWAY MEGA MASTERPOST

Hey guys this is a master post of tons of different Broadway, off Broadway, etc. musicals/plays. I hope you find what you are looking for. If anything is wrong I will try to fix asap just message me. And follow me for more Broadway. 

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9 to 5:  

13 on Broadway: 

13 Full Show 

A

A Little Night Music - New York City Opera 1990: 

A Very Potter Senior Year: 

Aida with Idina Menzel, Maya Days, and Matt Bogart: 

Aladdin-pre Broadway: 

Aladdin Disney’s California Adventures 1 2 3    

Annie 1982: 

Annie Get Your Gun with Jane Lynch  1 2  

Annie Get Your Gun- 1950 

Anyone Can Whistle Sutton Foster Raul Esparza 

Anything Goes Full Show with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey 

Arcadia Broadway Revival Raul Esparza 

Assassins 2004  

Avenue Q 

B

Bare 

Bare The Musical 1 2      

Bare: A Pop Opera 2013 Los Angeles Revival 1 2 3  

Bat Boy 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical- Pre Broadway 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

Beauty & The Beast Benet Academy 2008 1 2    

Beauty and the BeastUS Tour 2010 

A Bed and a Chair Bernadette Peters and Jeremy Jordan 

Billy Elliot Trent Kowalik 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson 

Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway 

Bonnie & Clyde Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan 

Book of Mormon Original Broadway Cast 

Book of Mormon US Tour with Gavin Creel 

Book of Mormon London 

Book of Mormon Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Chicago 1 2      

Boy From Oz 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

Brigadoon-1954 

Bridges of Madison County 

Bridges of Madison County 1 2

Bring It On 1 2 3 4 5     

Broadway The American Musical 1 2    

Broadways Lost Treasures 2003 

Broadway’s Lost Treasure 2004 

Broadway’s Lost Treasures 2005 

Bye Bye Birdie 1963 

C

Cabaret on Stage with Alan Cummings 

Cabaret Broadway 2001 Raul Esparza 

Camelot-1981 

Camelot 1982 

Candide 2005 

Caroline or Change 

Carousel Live From Lincoln Center Kelli O Hara Jessie Mueller 1 2 3   

Carrie OBC 

Carrie 2012 Off Broadway Revival 1 2 3 4 5 6   

Carrie Seatlle Dress rehearsal 

Catch Me If You Can 

Catch Me If You Can Broadway 2011 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1984 Tommy Lee Jones 

Cats 1988 

Cats Stephanie J Block 1 2 3 4 5

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

Chaplin 

Chaplin 

Chess 

Chess In Concert Actors Fund BC/EFA New York Josh Groban Julia Murney Adam Pascal Raul Esparza 

Chicago US Tour 2005 

Chicago Broadway 2007 

Children of Eden 

Children of Eden amateur production  

Chitty Chitty Ban Bang Broadway 1 2 3 4    

Chorus Line OBC 

Chorus Line 2006 Broadway Revival Opening Night 

Cinderella-1997 

Cinderella 2013 

Cinderella 

Company 2006 

Company 2011 Neil Patrick Harris 

Cry Baby 1990 

Cry Baby stage 

Cry Baby 

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time 1 2 3 4

Curtains 2007 

D

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 2005 1 2       

Dogfight 

Dogfight 2012 

Dogfight alt. 

Dreamgirls Original Broadway Cast 

Drowsy Chaperone 

E

Elf 1 2 3 4   

Equus 1 2  

Evita 2012  1 2 3 4   

F

Fantasticks Fairfield Community Arts Center 1 2  

Fame 1980 

Fame 2009 

Fiddler on the Roof 1971 

First Date 

Flower Drum Song 1961 

Follies 

Footloose 2011 

Frankenstein Benedict Cumberbatch 

G

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder November 2013 1 2 3 Sorry 3rd part doesn't work I will try to find a replacement asap 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes New York City Center Encores 2012 

Ghost OBC 

Ghost UK Tour 

Ghost the musical London Mark Evans Siobhan Dillon 

Godspell Broadway revival 2011 

Grease 1978 

Grease on Broadway 

Grey Gardens

Grey Garden 

Guys and Dolls 1955 1 2     

Guys and Dolls 2009 1 2     

Gypsy 1962 

Gypsy 2008 Revival 

H

Hair 1979  

Hair 1 2 3 4    

Hairspray 2006 Aaron Tveit 

Hallelujah Broadway 

Heather The Musical 1 2  

Hedwig and The Angry Inch Original off Broadway cast 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Anthony Rapp 2003 

Hello Dolly 1969 

High Fidelity 

High Society 1956 

History Boys 1 2 3 4 5 6     

Holler If Ya Hear Me Broadway 2014 

Homecoming Broadway revival Raul Esparza 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying- Darren Criss 

Hunchback of Notre Dame Berlin 1999 

I

If/Then Pre Broadway 

If/Then Broadway preview performance 

In the Heights 1 2 3

Into the Woods 

Into the Woods OBC 

Into the Woods 2002 

Into the Woods Central Park 2012 Amy Adams 1 2 3 4

J

Jekyll & Hyde 1 2  

Jersey Boys Broadway 2006 

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 

Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2000 

K

Kinky Boots Chicago 

Kinky Boots Broadway 1 2 3    

King Lear 2008 

Kismet 1955 

Kiss me Kate 1953 

Kiss me Kate 1999 

L

La Cage aux Folles Broadway revival 2010 Kelsey Grammer Douglas Hodge 1 2 3 4   

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill 2014 Audra McDonald 

The Last Five Years Original Cast 

The Last Five Years Off Broadway Revival 1 2 3 4 5   

The Last Five Years 2014 Katie Rose Clarke, Adam Halpin 1 2

Leap of Faith 2010 

Leap of Faith Broadway 2012 

Legally Blonde Sing a Long 

Legally Blonde The Musical 

Les Mis 10th Anniversary Dream cast 

Les Mis 25th Anniversary 1 2   

Les Mis 2000 Sutton Foster 

Lestat 

Lion King 2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8       

Lion King 2000 

Little Miss Sunshine 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    

Little Night Music 1990

Little Shop Of Horrors pre Broadway 

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 

Little Women 

Little Women Full Musical not Broadway 

Love Never Dies 

Love Never Dies Melbourne Production 1 2 3 4   

M

Mamma Mia London 

The Man Who Came to Dinner Broadway 2000 

Mary Poppins Broadway 2006 1 2 3 4 5

Master Class Sierra Boggess, Tyne Daly, Alexandra Silber 1 2 3      

Matilda Broadway Oona Lawrence 

Matilda Broadway Sophia Gennusa 2013 

Matilda Broadway Bailey Ryon 

Matilda London Elise Blake 1 2   

Man of La Mancha1972 

Merrily We Roll Along 2002 

Miss Saigon Broadway 

Miss Saigon National Tour 

Miss Saigon 2008 

Monty Python’s Spamalot 1 2    

Much Ado About Nothing West End David Tennant, Catherine Tate 1 2    

Murder Ballad Caissie Levy 1 2 3 4 5    

My fair Lady 1964 

My Favorite Broadway The Leading Ladies 1999 

Mystery of Edwin Drood 

N

Never Forget

Newsies Live 2012 

Newsies Pre-Broadway 2011 

Newsies 2013 Corey Cott 

Next to Normal 

Next to Normal Broadway Original Cast

Next to Normal Alice Ripley Jennifer Damiano’s last  performance 

Next to Normal with Jessica Phillips and Kyle Dean Massey 

Nice Work If You Can Get It 

Nine 2003 Broadway Revival Antonio Banderas 

Nine 2009 

No No Nanette 1940 

Normal Heart 2004 Off Broadway Revival Raul Esparza 

O

Oklahoma 1999 Hugh Jackman 

Oliver 1968 

Oliver 2010 Kerry Ellis 

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 2011 Broadway 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9     

Once 

Once Arthur Darvill 

Once 2006 

Once  Broadway 

Once Us Tour 2013  

Once More With Feeling Complete Stage Production 

Once Upon a Mattress 2005 Movie Version  

Othello 

P

Pacific Overtures 1976 OBC 

Paint Your Wagon 1969

Pal Joey 1957 

Passion Original Broadway Cast 

Parade OBC preview performance 

Parade 2009 

Peter and the Star Catcher 

Peter Pan 1960 

Peter Pan Tour 2012 1 2

Phantom of the Opera US Tour 2014 1 2  

Phantom of the Opera Broadway Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess 

Pippin 1 2 3     

Pippin Live in Toronto 1972 

Pippin Broadway Ben Vereen 1982 

Porgy and Bess 2012  

Potted Potter 

R

Rabbit Hole Broadway Cynthia Nixo and John Gallagher 

Ragtime poor quality 

Rent 2005 1 2     

Rent Broadway 2008 

Rocky Broadway 2014 

S

Saturday Nigh Fever 1977 

Saved 

Shrek the Musical 2013 

Shrek the Musical Sutton Foster, Brian D’Arcy James 

Side Show 2013 

Sister Act Patina Miller Broadway 

Six By Sounheim HBO 2014 

South Pacific Laura Osnes 

South Pacific 1 2 3 4 5     

Song & Dance 1984 

Spamalot 

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark 

Spring Awakening with Lea Michele 

Spring Awakening  Full on Broadway Lea Michele Jonathan Groff John Gallagher Jr. 

STOMP Out Loud Full 

Sunday In the Park With George 

Sunday in The Park with George with Santino Fontana 

Sunday in the Park with George 1986 Stephen Sondheim 

Sunset Boulevard 1 2      

Sweeney Todd Broadway 1982 

Sweeney Todd Live in Concert 

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barver of Fleet Street 2007 

T

Taboo Broadway Raul Esparza 

The Addams Family 

The Addams Family obc 

The Apple Tree 1 2      

The Book of Mormon

The Bridges of Madison County 2014  

The Drowsy Chaperone 

The Full Monty 1997 

The Glass Menagerie 

The Kind and I 1956 

The Light in the Piazza 

The Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood 

The Phantom of the Opera 1989 

The Phantom of the Opera 1990 

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 

The Pirate Queen 1 2 3 4   

The Producers 1968 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 

The Sound of Music 1965 

The Tempest 2010 

The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown 

The Wedding Singer 

The Wiz 1978 

Thoroughly Modern Millie Orginal Broadway Cast 1 2     

Three Musketeers with Aaron Tveit 

Tick, Tick….. Boom Off Broadway Raul Esparza 

Titanic the Musical Peace Players Production 1 2 3 4 5    

Tommy Closing Night 1 2    

Twelfth Night 

Twisted 

U

Urinetown Orginal Broadway Cast 

Urinetown Full Performance Arlington Martin High School 

V

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 

Victor/Victorie 1982 

Victor Victoria Broadway 1995 

Violet New York Concert 2003 

W

Waiting for Godot 

War Horse 

Welcome to Night Vale The Musical Genericon 2014 

West Side Story- 1961 

West Side Story Revival 

We Will Rock You UK Tour 2013 

Wicked Kristin Chenoweth’s Last Performance 

Wicked with Annaleigh Asford and Stephanie J Block 1 2      

Wizard of Oz Andrew Lloyd Webber US Tour 

Woman On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 

Wonderland 1 2   

X

Xanadu 1980 

Xanadu OBC 

Y

You’re a Good Mann, Charlie Brown 

Young Frankenstein 

Z

Zanna Don’t 

*I do not own nor did I record any of the above. 

i’m like… so mentally healthy right now like it’s wild. i’ll still feel sad and stuff but in a completely healthy way. 

when i was really bad mentally i never thought i’d be okay again and it would just piss me off when people told me i’d be okay one day, i mean it took a long ass time i got really bad in 2012, 2013 was hell year i literally blocked the whole twelve months out, ask me a thing about 2013 i will not fucking know it, and then i finally started feeling somewhat okay in early 2015 and then i still felt a bit off until like this time last year but since i’ve been like really really really good mentally like i’m not saying my life’s been fantastic w/ no bad shit happening but my mental health has maintained despite the bad stuff that comes w/ life in general… this is a completely pointless post but it’s somewhat therapeutic to write this down 

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Endless List Of Favourite Movies [3/??] ⋈ Les Miserables (2012)

“Have you asked of yourself what’s the price you might pay? Is this simply a game for a rich young boy to play? The colors of the world are changing day by day! Red, the blood of angry men! Black, the dark of ages past! Red, a world about to dawn! Black, the night that ends at last!”