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FEEL GOOD WEIRD, a zine for art + music lovers, is taking submissions now!

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DEADLINE: April 30th, 2017

I might have mentioned to my professor when I submitted my original play that I, uh, have already drawn a lot of the characters from it so;; he asked me to send them all to him :0

So I went and did some “concept art” of everyone haha, though technically it counts since it’s the first time I’ve drawn all of them full-body, and the first time I’ve even colored Ava, so yeah ^^ (I didn’t include Lucian because I didn’t feel like coming up with an outfit for him. Laziness at it’s peak right here)

You know the drill, all of these dorks belong to me, please don’t steal them or their outfit designs c:

Why Nerve is amazing

1.) it’s all about the dangers of anonymity on the Internet and how that leads to a feeling of invincibility and a disconnection from the repercussions of your actions

2.) the colors gradually become more neon and striking as the main character becomes more daring.

3.) THE! SOUNDTRACK!

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Toonami just played this Moltar Game Review again ???

It was in perfect quality and everything

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tT1y2LU8Eg)

Hey! Here is a quick lets play/mod review for the brand new Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Mod by @brittpinkiesims. As well as a quick update on what’s going on with Keisha & Tyler.

Review of Harry Potter and the cursed child (play)

Hello!. So on Sunday 1st January i finally got to see Harry Potter and the cursed child in the Palace Theatre in London. And here is what i think:

It was absolutly incredible!!! One of the best shows i have seen so far (and i saw a lot of shows on west end). It was beautifully artistic and it nearly made me cry several times which means a lot.

The Plot

I know a lot of people don’t like the plot, but it worked so great on stage. I loved the plot, it was exciting until the end. It is not perfect of course (there is nothing that’s perfect not even the original books) but the plot was very good, i loved the time travelling and it served it’s main purpose: character development. Other than the books or fantastic beast cursed child is not about adventure or about the world and the plot so much, but it’s about interesting characters and character development, mainly about the development of Harrys and Albus’ father son relationship. So the main focus is not on the plot, but on the characters. So i will move on to the characters.

 

 

The characters/actors

I saw the whole main cast (which made me really happy) so here we go:

 

Harry James Potter

I saw Jamie Parker as Harry Potter and i can’t say enough how amazing he is. His performance was one of the best performances i ever got to see on a stage and this man is so talented it’s not normal any more. His portrayal of Harry’s pain about his relationship to Albus and about his haunting memories of the past was beautiful. His screams in Harry‘s nightmare scenes were bonechilling and we see how much Harry as a young adult with all this preasure on him is still haunted by his past. At the beginning of the play Jamie plays Harry very sorrowless and happy, we see what a loving father he is and Jamie Parker has great charisma on stage. With the developement of the plot however, Harry gets more and more stressed, there is a lot of preasure on him and Jamie‘s portrayal gets darker and he shows us the troubled but beautifully complex and very emotional human being. We see how much he loves his son and is trying to be a good father, but he has no idea how to show Albus his love. Harry as an interesting character is beautifully written and Jamie Parker brought Harry from the books to life on stage. I think he is perfectly casted and one of the most talented actors on the west end.

 

 

Albus Severus Potter

I saw Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter and he was amazing. His portrayal of Albus shows how angry Albus was and we understand why he is so angry. Everyone expects him to be like what they think Harry was: a perfect human being (which Harry of course wasn’t ). It must be very very hard to see that all your siblings go to Griffindor and are popular and you are sorted into Slytherin. He makes Harry‘s fame responsible for his suffering (and bullying in school) and that’s why he behaves the way to Harry as he does. He doesn’t want to see the famous Harry Potter he wants to see his father which is very hard for both of them. The most important scene in the whole play is the blanket scene in part one act one. The scene was tragically beautifully played by both Sam and Jamie and you could see that they both understood their characters perfectly.

Sam had great on stage chemistry with Jamie and Poppy (Ginny ) and with Anthony (Scorpius) of course. These two boys were brilliant together. Sam is an amazing and very young actor and we will definetly see more of him in te futute.

 

 

 

Ginny Potter

I saw Poppy Miller as Ginny and she was awesome (you will hear this a lot). In the movies i never really liked Ginny and i don’t think Bonny Wright did much for her character, it was so refreshing to see the strong and fierce Ginny we love so much from the books. Poppy portrays Ginny as a strong woman, a loving mother and as a very supportive wife (she has one moment when she doubts Harry, but this flaw and her apology just made her character more interesting and beautiful). She and Jamie had amazing chemistry and the kiss was so adorable. My favourite Ginny line, which is perfectly presented by Poppy, is when she answeres Draco with “my son is missing too!” Poppy literally screams this line and it’s such a strong moment (Draco‘s /Alex’ reaction is priceless).

 

 

Hermione Jean Granger

I saw Noma Dumenzweni as Hermione and you can tell me whatever you want but this woman was born to play Hermione Granger. She is one of those very rare actors/actresses who have such an authority when they enter the stage. Her Hermione was so strong and fierce as i remembered her from the books and she played such an amazing Minister of Magic (i really can’t imagine Emma Watson playing Hermione as Minister of Magic, it really wouldn’t fit for me as i always found Emma to be not strong and bossy enough to play Hermione). But Noma also has some beautiful soft scenes in the play e.g. in her kissing scene with Ron (they are a perfect couple) and this one scene after they changed back time and she sees Rose and then fully realized that her daughter didn’t excist in the other universe and they share a very heartbreaking hug. I don’t care about her skin colour or that some idiots think that she is too ugly to play Hermione, she was incredible and perfect in my eyes.

 

 

Ron(ald) Weasley

I saw Paul Thorne as Ron Weasley and it was such a delight watching him. Ron has a lot of funny moments in the play , which paul played masterly, he is trying to be the light in those dark moments, but at the same time he is still the good friend we saw in the books. He stands up for his wife and his friend and Paul made me love Ron even more. He had amazing chemistry with Noma and their kissing scene was so cute and heartwarming.

 

 

Rose Granger Weasley

I saw Cherrelle Skeete as Rose. When reading the script book first i didn’t like Rose that much, but Cherrele managed to let me see the Hermione part more in her and i actually really liked Rose in the play. She gives a very energetic performance and had some good moments with Scorpius. I think i saw not enough of her to properly judge her, but i think she is a very talented young actress.

 

 

Draco Malfoy

I saw Alex Price as Draco and he was amazing. In the first part he portrays Draco as we all know him from the books (at the beginning he is a little brat), but the more we get into the play we see the real Draco, he loves his son more than anything like Harry does (and yes they have a lot of father son issues too) and he gets more and more in touch with Harry, Ginny and Ron and Hermione as he has the same problem as Harry, his son is missing. To see Draco working with the golden trio makes a really great dynamic at the end of the play. I also love that through Alex incredible acting we see how lonely Draco always has felt and that he indeed is not a bad human being but a very interesting and developed character.

 

 

Scorpius Malfoy

I saw Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy and i tell you if Jamie Parker wouldn’t have been such an incredible actor this young man would have totally stolen the show. It’s very hard to describe Anthony’s acting and his high voice but this young actor is something special. I don’t think anyone came out of the theatre not totally in love with Scorpius Malfoy. Anthony has perfect comedic timing and he was so talented in the more silent scenes (i swear i saw a tear in his eyes). Whoever will play the part on Broadway has some big shoes to fill and in my opinion has to go with a totally different interpretation of Scorpius because you can’t imitate Anthony Boyle.



Before this blog gets even longer i won’t go into detail about the other actors, but i have to especially mention Esther Smith as Delphi and Paul Bennett as Snape for doing an especially great job.

 

 

The special effects

Please don’t ask me how they do it! The special effects are incredible, they are like real magic and with some tricks i still have no clue how they do it . I was sitting there with my jaw open and it was just magical. I can’t even say what i loved best it was all so amazing. But please never let the Dementors near me again. They were so creepy and frightening, amazingly made, but so creepy, not to even mention their terrifying screams. I never felt that horrified in my life before, i guess that’s the biggest compliment i can make the person, whoever designed them.

 

 

 

The costumes

All of the costumes were beautiful and fitted the characters very well. I loved how flowy the cloakes were, what looked really good in the dance numbers. I especially liked the costumes for the alternate Voldemort timeline, they were all black and so beautifully elegant especially Scorpius‘, Draco’s and Snape’s costumes.

 

 

 

Things i didn’t like

There wasn’t much that i didn’t like and it’s really just nitpicking, but every great thing always has some flaws that’s normal.

First of all i had some problems with some specific actors, mainly with the actor who played Bane. He was so over the top that it was nearly hilarious to me. Maybe he had a bad day or just is not my cup of tea.

As much as i loved Paul Bennett as Snape his voice was way too special to play Voldemort as well, it was a little bit outputting as it was very clear that it was the same actor. Normally theatre can hide it very well when an actor plays multiple roles, but that really doesn’t work with Paul Bennett. I really loved his Snape (which means a lot form e as a hardcore Snape fan), but because he was so special and fitted so well to Snape, it was to me as Snape tried to pretend he is Voldemort, which felt really weird to me. And i really didn’t like that they went with no nose ,new body Voldemort as up to my knowlegde he only looks like this since book four. I guess they made it so the audience can recognize him better.

The last things i wasn’t too fond of (but didn’t hate either) were the Trolley Witch (it was very cleverly made and funny just a little bit too much for me personally) and Delphi. I loved Esthers portrayal of her especially at the beginning and i don’t have anything against the idea of Voldemort having a child and overall i liked Delphi, but they could have developed her character a little bit more at the end, that’s all.  As i said nitpicking.




All in all it was one of the best days of my life and the show is amazing and i love it with all my heart. If you have a chance to see it: DO IT!!! It is one of the most beautiful Harry Potter related things i have seen and please don’t judge it too soon by just reading the script. The script is very empty without seeing this wonderful show bringing it to life

I know this blog is very long, but i hope you enjoyed <3

Books Everyone Should Read!

I’ve wanted to do this for ages, so here goes. These are some of the books/plays/poets that I think (this is just my opinion!) everyone should read before they die. If anyone wants to add to the list, then please do by commenting or reblogging!

Originally posted by blackewhitelover


Fantasy and/or Children’s Novels: 

  • The Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling. Anyone who knows me, knows that I will always love Potter, until the very end. 
  • The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis.
  • The Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan. All of his books are great, not just this series, but the others too.
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll.
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Oz Books) - L. Frank Baum.
  • The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket.
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • The Once & Future King - T. H. White. 

Dystopian and/or Utopian Novels: 

  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins.
  • The Maze Runner Trilogy - James Dashner. 
  • The Divergent Trilogy - Veronica Roth.

  • The Giver Quartet - Lois Lowry.
  • Lord of the Flies -  William Golding.

  • The Handmaid’s Tale -  Margaret Atwood.
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy.

Gothic and/or Horror Novels:

  • Dracula - Bram Stoker.
  • The Beetle: A Mystery - Richard Marsh.
  • The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley.
  • The Fall of the House of Usher & Other Writings - Edgar Allen Poe.
  • Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice.
  • The Darren Shan Series - Darren Shan. 
  • Salem’s Lot - Stephen King.
  • Dreamcatcher - Stephen King.
  • The Shining - Stephen King.
  • Carrie - Stephen King. 

Young Adult and/or Influential Novels:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (I have Go Set A Watchman but I still need to read it!). 
  •  Oranges Aren’t The Only Fruit -  Jeanette Winterson.
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger. 
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. 
  • The Virgin Suicides - Jeffery Eugenides. 
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky. 
  • All The Bright Places - Jennifer Niven. 
  • Attachments - Rainbow Rowell. 
  • Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell.
  • Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell. 
  • Landline - Rainbow Rowell.
  • Carry On - Rainbow Rowell.
  • Looking For Alaska - John Green.
  • An Abundance of Katherines - John Green.
  • Paper Towns - John Green.
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan. 
  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green.
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews. 

Crime and/or Thriller Novels: 

  • The Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz.
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling -  Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling). 
  • The Silkworm -  Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).
  • Career of Evil -  Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling).

Classics:

  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde.
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen.
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen.
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen.
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte.
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte.
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck.
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens.
  • The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck.
  • Moby-Dick; or, The Whale - Herman Melville.
  • Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens.
  • The Beach -  Alex Garland.

Plays (read them and if you can see a performance or two, there’s nothing like the theatre):

  • The Oresteia -  Aeschylus.
  • The Three Theban Plays - Sophocles.
  • The Odyssey - Homer. 
  • The Iliad - Homer. 
  • William Shakespeare’s Plays (these are just a few of my favourites!): 

Titus Andronicus.

Measure for Measure. 

Macbeth.

Hamlet.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Merchant of Venice.

As You Like It.

Twelfth Night.

  • The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster. 

Poetry:

  • William Blake’s Poetry - Literally one of my favourite poets. 
  • William Wordsworth’s Poetry.
  • War Poetry -  two of my favourites are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
  • Sylvia Plath’s Poetry - C’mon, who hasn’t read her work?
  • Carol Ann Duffy - I love her. 

I think that’s all I have for now. I know I’m missing loads, but this is what I’ve been able to come up with so far. Also, just because she asked this is for the lovely @glide-thru, I read a lot :P

Day 10: YouTuber AU

•okay so the classic thing to do here is to create types of channels for each of the characters and then make sure they find each other and fall in love one way or another so THATS WHAT IM GONNA DO
•penny’s channel is her reviewing books and teaching math problems and just a lot of nerdy shit
•a lot of her subscribers are also nerds
•such as one particular Tyrannous Basilton Grimm-Pitch
•who also happens to have his own channel
•it’s a mix of him playing violin, reviewing books with Penny, and talking about things that bother him (like politics and stuff) in the form of an advice show
•he’s got a lot of dry humor and sarcastic and witty advice and stuff
•it’s very organized and there are like seventeen playlists and he produces content every other week
•Simon’s, on the other hand, is a mess
•it’s full of him practicing his sword fighting skills, actually being serious and talking about his life (which was shitty) playing soccer, reviewing (eating) food, making lists of whatever, and some gaming
•there is no organization. At all. Sometimes he’ll have videos every day for two weeks and then not show up at all for a month.
•Agatha’s is very organized
•she reads poetry that she’s written and vlogs her dog and has pretty videos of her singing with aesthetically pleasing backgrounds
•but she specializes in makeup videos
•that’s her shit
•she’s actually very good at it
•sometimes she’ll appear in Simon’s videos but she doesn’t really like it
•eventually they break up because they’re so different
•anyways
•Baz becomes better friends with Penny, who of course is close with Simon because they went to school together
•and she gets him hooked on the gorgeous mess of a boy that is Simon Snow
•Baz may or may not binge watch him in the middle of the night sometimes
•one day Simon makes a breakup video talking about Agatha and expectations and all that and then rambles on for a while about just like. life in general
•Baz yells about it a little bit
•and then on a whim decides to make a coming out video
•which promptly gets him a million more subscribers, including one Simon Snow, who clicked on it because it popped up in his recommended videos
•wow
•Simon is a bit blown away by the guy - he’s so so pretty, and he’s talented, and he’s funny in a dry sort of way, and did Simon mention that Baz is gorgeous?
•but since their families are kinda on the opposite side of the political spectrum he decides there’s no way they can be friends
•until they meet at one of Penny’s parties
•and then, after a night of fighting over petty shit and pretending to hate each other, Penny accidentally locks them in a closer together
•she thinks it’s so that they can just become friends already
•meanwhile, our heroes are busy making out
•well, it’s hard to do much more when you’ve got that much tension between two people
•honestly, what else could they do??
•Penny is the only one surprised when Baz appears on Simon’s coming out video the next week
•their subscriber count increases by, like, a shit ton
•but neither of them care bc they’re too busy tumbling around and being boyfriends

*COUGH* she cares *COUGH*

okay so you see when Leroy said “we can handle villains, but Emma… she’s one of us !”

look closely at everyone’s reaction

Snow : yeah it sucks, but i’m going to do my best for saving her

Charming : i know bro and now we gotta find a solution

and then there’s Regina

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ONE-STAR REVIEWS OF MACBETH

(I re-read this today and couldn’t resist.)

“Call this a Tragedy, but the only tragic element was that more of these characters didn’t die (and sooner).”

“Macbeth took things away from the people that dissevered those things and took matters into his own hands just as the lion king did in ‘Robin Hood.’”

“I know Macbeth is considered one of Shakespeares darkest novels and that could be one reason I was pulled away from it.”

“Terrifying depictions of evil are not my cup of tea.”

“I think Shakespeare has some verboseness issues.”

“I would rather watch my fish swim in his bowl for 3 hours instead of read this book.”

“If Shakespeare never signed any of his works how do we know he wrote them? A lot of information we think we know about Shakespeare is off of gossip. Aren’t we taught not to always believe the gossip we hear? I did know that some people question whether William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him. I am one of those people. I think it is very important whether William Shakespeare wrote the plays, because everyone in the world is giving his name the credit!”

“This book wasent as interesting as i thought it would be. The killing was short and not intertaining. Not worth my time, We should have read somthing based on a true story.”

“I really hate old English with the intensity of a thousand suns and would rather beat my head in with a bat that read it but this is required and if I don’t do this my teacher will fail me.”

“I feel like Lady Mcbeth was a really ugly chick, I’m not sure why I think that but I do… I also dont see what is so important about being a king, especially since they already live in a castle. This book was stupid.”

“I never knew that people questioned William Shakespeare but yes it does matter if he wrote them or not. He shouldn’t be taking credit for these plays if he didn’t write them.”

“The only part I liked about the stupid book was how Mrs. Macbeth was able to boss around her wimpy husband. She was my favorite of the play, I think. Unfortunately, she died.” 

And the noble soul who speaks for all of us:

“Honestly, I didn’t like any of the characters in Macbeth, except the guy who called someone an egg.”

Small Town Love and Self-Loathing Fuel a Night in the Woods

I did not expect much from Night in the Woods, I must admit. The game launched a successful kickstarter in late 2013, but I didn’t hear about it until January of this year. I thought it looked visually appealing, but it didn’t stick with me much beyond that.

Then, at the beginning of last week, I saw someone I live with playing it, and one of the songs got stuck in my head right away. I ended up pausing Breath of the Wild to watch them play Night in the Woods for more than an hour. So, I went and bought it and finished it this morning.

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Screencap of me screaming at @agentnavi over this page. I’m still too much of a wreak to properly articulate everything, but this page is very symbolic of Jack and Kent’s relationship. The whole update is, but this particular page speaks volumes of how much they don’t know each other the way they did in Juniors. Not only has Jack changed and grown as a person, but he’s changed and grown as a player. Kent used to know Jack on the ice and he’s anticipating his move here which would be a direct conflict, instead Jack fakes Kent out and goes on to score. Kent goes to score later on but it’s not a clean point. He damages the net, causes a pile up and growing conflict, and has to have the play reviewed. Jack had to get past his problems and move on to get where he is now. Kent just plowed through. I’m just….

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Matthew Daddario & Alberto Rosende Play “A Year in Review” Dash


(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok3qqYWBfsM)