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  • keith: explain it to me again
  • lance: babe...
  • keith: do it
  • lance: free willy is a film about a boy helping a killer whale escape its enclosure and escape to the sea. free willy's name is a play on the term 'free will', which is the idea a person is able to choose their own life rather than destiny or something else controlling the person's choices. free willy is a film about a boy getting a whale's free will back as well as a film about the whale, called willy, being freed, so the name has a double meaning.
  • keith, softly but with passion: holy fuck
Alan Taylor, GRRM on Jon/Dany

DEADLINE: With over 10 million viewers watching the 9 PM broadcast and growing each week, plus all those on the other platforms, I think it’s pretty clear they are going to stick around, if for nothing else to see what brews up between Jon and Dany…

ALAN TAYLOR: (Laughs) There’s been an inevitability to the two of them coming together. It’s been foreshadowed over and over again, and those who know the books know it’s inevitable, but that doesn’t tell you anything about how it’s going to play out or how it’s going to go. I remember when I was doing Season 1 and we were on location in Malta, and George R. R. Martin came to visit. He was sitting in a chair, and he was being really quite open about things that were to come…

DEADLINE: About Jon and Dany or Game of Thrones in general?

ALAN TAYLOR: Bit of both, but it was early days and nobody was paying attention to the show. We didn’t really know what a phenomenon it was going to be, and I think he was being less guarded than we’ve become since then. Anyways, he alluded to the fact that Jon and Dany were the point, kind of. That, at the time, there was a huge, vast array of characters, and Jon was a lowly, you know, bastard son. So it wasn’t clear to us at the time, but he did sort of say things that made it clear that the meeting and the convergence of Jon and Dany were sort of the point of the series.

So, I was happy that a big step forward was taken in the episode I got to do this season is where he has fallen for her both, you know, emotionally and politically I think. He recognizes what she’s capable of, and is ready to bend the knee as soon as his knees bend. There’s still a step further to go with them in terms of the romantic side of things and a lot more to play out in terms of how the politics and the power struggle will work, but it was at least a sort of solid step forward in that major arc.

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what I find funny is that shouri is AWKWARD AF at photoshoots bc he fidgets and blinks too much and doesn’t know what do with his facial expressions + poses BUT jeSUS CHRIST when he’s being filmed without the pressure of photoshoots he turns into this world class face of vogue model

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NHL!Bitty Part XIII - Gossip Folks

@heyfightme prompted me to write closeted!Jack having to hold his tongue while people talk about Bitty, and this came out. Love ya, babe <3

NHL!Bitty Masterpost


Jack is a year removed from graduation, stroking egos at a Falconers’ silent auction the first time it happens. 

A stern-looking gentleman he only vaguely recognizes rests a heavy hand on his arm and says, “Jack Zimmermann,” with a smile as rehearsed as any Jack has ever had the pleasure of seeing, “speak of the devil, Peter Williams, Centurion Holdings.”

Jack recognizes the name and smiles the way he knows he’s supposed to when he meets someone above his pay grade and shakes the proffered hand; only just noticing the small huddle of gilded socialites waiting to pull him into something uncomfortable.

Jack knows an ambush when he sees one.

“Maybe you can clarify something for us, there are rumors going around that your alma mater made a homosexual the captain of your former team.”

“Excuse me?” Jack says, trying to keep his voice even, though the group is blue-blood drunk and wouldn’t be able to pick up on Jack’s limited social cues if they tried.

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Request: Could you do one where harry and his girl just started talking/ have been on a few dates and then she sees all this stuff in the news about him and Camille?


“I had fun tonight.” Harry smiled, your hands laced with his as you stood on your doorstep. 

You smiled, butterflies in your stomach and a blush on your cheeks. “Me too. Thank you.” 

Harry shook his head slightly. “Thank you. Text me when you wake up?” Harry tiltled his head to the side, making him look even more adorable than he already was and causing you to bite your lip a little, nodding. 

“Text me when you’re home?” 

“Of course,” He smiled, “Goodnight, love.” He leaned down, pressing his lips on yours in a kiss, wrapping his arms around your waist instead and your hands around his neck. 

You both pulled away, breathless with grins. “Goodnight. Take care.” You pecked his cheek, backing away until you were inside your house, holding the door. 

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Favorite Performance in BIOPIC movies

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin 1992)
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash (Walk The Line, 2005)
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote (Capote, 2005)
  • Meryl Streep as Julia Child (Julie & Julia, 2009)
  • Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo (Frida, 2002)
  • Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl (A Mighty Heart, 2007)
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network, 2010)
  • Will Smith as Muhammad Ali (Ali, 2001)
  • Colin Firth as King George VI (The King’s Speech, 2010)
  • Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan (I’m Not There, 2007)

me: I’m fine.
what I actually mean: why is Kit Walker so underrated when not only is he one of Evan Peter’s best characters on American Horror Story but is also an incredibly sweet, pure, loving, genuinely a good person AND also goes from hot gas station worker to hot (innocent) convict to cute 60s hippie dad………… why is he slept on when he’s such an angel???

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend anything that requires players to draw on relatively off-beat skills? That is, something outside of the usual mix of strategy, politics, social and narrative focus that tabletop RPGs normally have.

How about bullshitting?

The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Told in the form of a New Style of Game termed Role-Play, by Baron Munchausen, the Third Edition, Considerably enlarged by the Baron’s own hand, with many remarkable stories and advice to his readers

It’s based on the 1785 novel, not the Terry Gilliam film, though you’ll get by easily if you’re only familiar with the latter. It’s not the easiest read; the text is written entirely in character as the good Baron, and is thus prone to ramble, pontificate, and go off on bizarre tangents at the drop of a hat. If you can muddle your way through, however, there’s a fascinating little game in there - and in any event, becoming accustomed to the eccentricities of the text is good practice for the mode of speech required in play.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a storytelling game in the most literal sense: play begins with the host (GM) turning to the player to her right and opening with something like the following:

Most honoured and noble Prince, if you could refrain momentarily from the gracious attentions you are paying to my sister, mayhap you might satisfy our curiosity on the matter of how it was that you escaped from the prison of Akkra after you had been burned at the stake there two days earlier?

That player is then obliged to improvise - entirely on the spot - the details of the requested adventure. (An appendix of some two hundred such story seeds is provided if the host can’t think of one.) At any time, however, any other player can wager a coin to interrupt with an objection or correction to the details of the story; the speaker may then incorporate the twist into her narrative, or else wager a coin of her own to reject it with a stern insult to the interrupting party (the insult is mandatory). This goes back and forth until either the story is complete, or two parties reach an impasse, at which point the matter must be resolved with a duel. The text is very clear that this means an actual duel - the kind with swords and pistols - though several less lethal alternatives are provided for the benefit of children and cowards.

(For those whose improv skills aren’t so hot, players are explicitly encouraged to exploit the interruption rules to throw lifelines to floundering storytellers, so in practice the game can be as collaborative as you like - you’re not going to be up there on your own, provided you’re not playing with jerks!)

As you may have gathered, you gain coins by accepting and incorporating complications into your stories, and lose coins by rejecting them. Winning isn’t a simple matter of reaching the highest total, however. You see, you don’t get to keep your coins; at the end of the session, each player passes all of the coins she’s won to whichever other player she thinks told the best story. It’s only after this exchange that the coins are totaled and a winner is determined - in effect, what you’re accumulating by accepting wagers isn’t points, but votes.

The text is rounded out with several alternative settings, rules for playing with small children, a Rashomon-like variant in which players compete to determine the truth of an event in which they all ostensibly participated (and each remembers differently), and also, for no particular reason, a tabletop implementation of Mornington Crescent. All in all, it’s a very dense 150 pages - lots of good stuff in there, if you can prise it out of the occasionally impenetrable prose.

SDCC 2017 - PANEL PART 1
  • Eddie and Adam said they had a plan for six seasons and hoping we continue on this new journey with them. (x)
  • We are not erasing the last 6 years; we are introducing new stories and characters. -Eddy Kitsis (x)
  • Lana loved playing both the evil queen and Regina at the same time.“we all possess this darkness inside us” (x)
  • S6E14 was one of Lana’s favorite episodes for Regina. (x)
    • Lana says episode 14 was one of her favorite episodes for Regina in terms of playing 2 characters at once. (x)
  • It took three hours for @LanaParrilla to change from Regina to the evil queen! (x)
    • t took 3 hours for Regina to change into the Queen. Lots of applause for @LanaParrilla and how hard she works! (x)
  • Robert: there wouldn’t be a lot of hope for Rumple to be a Savior. (x)
  • Robert really loves playing both good and evil rumple (x)
  • @YNB: “he’s just as dreamy up close!” About @colinodonoghue1 (x)
  • Colin wishes we knew more about Hook’s mom, which hasn’t been explored… YET. (x)
    • would love to learn more about Hook’s mum and explore that relationship (x)
  • “Hook is a complicated character & it’s been great to explore the relationships of the past and the ones to come,” (x)
  • A/E: saying gbye isn’t easy but this isnt the end of seeing old characters. (x)
  • Adam thinks the cast was the best on TV, and some of the former characters will pop up (x)
  • Some of the new cast is being introduced now: @DaniaJRamirez @andjwest @GabrielleAnwar (x)
  • And now we get to see the first scene of the new season! Grown up Henry is off to a new adventure! (x)
    • Opens with Jared Gilmore’s Henry leaving home. (x)
    • Henry on a motorcycle rides off on a magic bean portal (x)
    • Young Henry is saying bye to his mum, saying he will be gone for however long it takes to learn more about his stories (x)
    • Henry in alt Enchanted Forest on his motorcycle in another realm (x)
    • Time jump to grown up Henry racing through the woods, crashing into Cinderella. (x)
  • Reboot will have several different storybooks, multiple versions of characters (x)
  • Colin asks where Henry got the fuel for the motorcycle. Eddy tells him not to find plot holes! (x)
Irony and Storytelling: Part 2 - Dany, Jonsa, and the Iron Throne

So. The previous post of this heading was my basic thesis for where I see ASOIAF / GOT heading, and gives a broader overview of my reading of this series and show as 1. deliberately structured on the basis of ironic narrative reversal and 2. deeply invested in the nature of storytelling itself. Now, in this post I want to take a look at how this might play out in terms of specific characters and story arcs - specifically here, the brewing Jon/Dany/Sansa love triangle and where each of them will end up by the finale.

My working theory: Dany will become a villain, and Jon and Sansa will marry each other.

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♥ it’s time to spread your podcast pallet ♥

2017 couldn’t come fast enough, huh? While 2016 was certainly a time askew with scandals, depressing news headlines, and maybe a few uncomfortable encounters with people wearing ugly red hats-it was still another year we survived through pure preservation and artistic freedom. If there’s one thing we certainly won’t be losing anytime soon it’s the joys of audio drama and hope for a better tomorrow. 

Keep your head up, dust yourself off, and shovel that snow from your driveway while the welcoming sounds of the best and brightest audio dramas keep you warm through the winter. Today is the day to take the long way home, check into a hotel, and ignore the chime of incoming phone calls.

Looking for something fresh to please that sudden thirst for audio storytelling? Look no further as PodCake has six more podcasts you’ll certainly love.

1. The Bridge

It’s an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. 

If you’ve got a taste for mystery and sea monsters, The Bridge is granted to be the audio drama to make your 2017 a little more interesting. Follow the broadcasts of Miss Henrietta and her crew of highly capable Watchtower 10 personnel as they keep a close eye on a massive transcontinental bridge and their own personal demons. 

Something’s amiss and it may be up to them uncover what secrets may lie beneath them in this supposed aquatic paradise. With beautiful music, a lovable cast of characters, and an excellent combination of comedy and peril, The Bridge is sure to be an excellent expedition for you. So stay tuned and stay out of the water.

2. Subject: Found

Jared Strong is chasing a monster that has haunted him since his childhood. Will he find it? What happens if he does? We have an extensive, private library of some of the darkest and most shocking pursuits of monsters that have haunted humankind throughout our history. Stories about legend, lore, the paranormal and all things dark and mysterious. These are our stories. 

Here be monsters and Subject: Found is all over it. If you swear on your life you’ve seen a Sasquatch and have a taste for conspiracy theories, perhaps this podcast will scratch that paranormal itch that’s been bugging you.

Bustling with lore and suspense on the most classic of creatures, fans of supernatural horror will feel right at home. There’s nothing wrong with making your year a little weird with this pick and if you have any sightings you’d like to report, be sure to listen to Subject: Found.

3. Manor House: The Podcast

Manor House: The Podcast is a collection of dark stories presented with a full audio drama production. Welcome to Manor House. Won’t you stay the night?

If you’ve got an unquenchable thirst for the macabre, Manor House may be the show for you. A perfect fit for fans of NoSleep, creepy tales and characters await you behind the doors of this audio drama experience. 

Certainly not for the faint of heart, though most definitely a great choice for horror fanatics who can’t get enough haunting bedtime stories to ease them into a nervous slumber. Manor House may have the perfect room for you…as long as you don’t mind the blood.

4. Terms

On election night, two-term president Oliver Pierce watches in disbelief from the White House as Charles Dunwalke wins a controversial electoral college victory. With only 73 days before Dunwalke’s inauguration, president Pierce makes a secret decision to act, with historic and possibly catastrophic consequences.

Who says all political drama has to be nonfiction? In this presidential drama of ethics and integrity, let’s see what happens when our leaders of of the US start to play by their own rules. Spoke Media will appeal to your most deep seated fantasies of rebellion that will keep you coming back for more.

There’s no better time to spring this fresh new show on you regarding…certain events, so get comfortable with the Terms podcast-you have my vote. 

5. Mabel

Mabel is a fiction podcast about ghosts, family secrets, strange houses, and missed connections.

Mysterious, melancholy, and oh so addictive, Mabel is the brainchild of Becca De La Rosa, a new and hopefully returning face to the podcast scene. Mabel functions on that of a classical horror story, leaving you guessing and shivering for answers that cause us to puzzle the well-being of our lead Mabel Martin. 

With practically poetic storytelling and a simple but poignant presentation, Mabel is perfect for those eerily silent afternoons that just may not be eerie enough for you. So check that voicemail and check Mabel out for yourself. 

6. Rover Red

Rover Red is a listener-guided post-apocalyptic epic that follows Leah, a girl who has lived her entire life thinking and being taught that the compound she’s been raised within holds the last of humankind. When her brother, Jonah, is kidnapped, she leaves the compound to search for him. While she’s out searching, the compound is destroyed, leaving Leah alone to travel across a dystopian wasteland in search of her brother. She soon realizes that those inside her compound were not the last humans on earth…

We can never have too many sci-fi apocalypse podcasts and Rover Red is the newest and brightest contender. Fans of SAYER may enjoy this A.I. guided role play audio drama where you play a part in the survival of our protagonist, Leah.

For podcast fans looking for a bit of innovation and experimentation in this wide and creative spectrum of storytelling, Rover Red has you covered and may drill itself into your skull just to make sure. What will you choose? 

now, get to listening.

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“Come on, Sam - I’ve never lied to you. You could at least pay me the same respect!”