One of my favourite dramas set in the 17th century is actually a series for children called The Children of the New Forest. It’s based on a Victorian children’s book written by a High Anglican Tory so some of it is kind of….Victorian in its values (at least the book is) but it is the cutest and it’s probably what first exposed me to 17th century Britain so I hold it in high esteem.
Anyway, it’s basically about a group of rich children whose country house is destroyed by Parliamentarian forces (it’s set during the ECW) and they have to go into hiding in the New Forest, because there’s a price on their family’s heads. They’re “adopted” by the poor forester who secretly harbours royalist sympathies so he looks after them but he’s also strict in that he expects them to live like him so as not to raise suspicion about who they really are. They go through all sorts of mishaps and troubles (even rescuing and adopting an imprisoned Spanish Rromani boy called Pablo, who makes them food from hedgehog). In the end, they end up paving the way for Charles II to leave England after the Battle of Worcester and he personally thanks them. It’s very cheesy and sweet but it’s a children’s adventure story first and foremost.
At one point, the children decide to come up with new names to suit their new identities. The youngest child, Edith Beverley says she wants to call herself “Henrietta Maria, after the Queen!” She’s told no, that’s a silly undercover name. So she says something like “I hate you all! Why can’t I be Henrietta Maria? If we’d gone with Prince Rupert, he’d have let me be Henrietta Maria!”
I am so fortunate and grateful for such an awesome opportunity so early
on in my career. It’s even more amazing that I get to represent Asians
in film, as well. To me, film and television imitates life. So it only
makes sense to have a rich diverse group of characters. The X-Men
franchise has always been a place where they strive for diversity.
The Overtime Sports Group (OTSG) is a Sports agency ran by three young men from Benedictine High School and one from Glenville. Their names are Tyshawn Goolsby (21), Micah Holmes (19), Jospeh Herriott (20), and Reggie Flowers (19). They started the agency idea about two or three years ago but put it into a solid plan a year ago. As a collective they look and scout college football players to see who has the most talent or brightest future. Overtime they want to expand to looking at basketball players and other sports as well. They find clients by networking and from just being friends with the athletes. The athletes may have met OTSG at their own football game, or maybe even class considering the OTSG members are all college students. When asked who do they look up to locally and nationally they all agreed and said,”Kelton Crenshaw, Jacques Evans, Rich Paul, Klutch Sports Group, Eighty81, and Roc Nation Sports” and when asked why their response was “These are people who have made it out their predicament doing something they love.” As a whole their inspirations are wanting the best for their family and themselves. Also OTSG said,”Growing up in Cleveland people on the outside do not see much here, and often overlook our city. Cleveland is the home of amazing talents, and thinkers. Our inspiration is to come together to show the impact that four young men from Cleveland, can have on the world.” Which is really powerful and if they keep that attitude I don’t see them slowing down with their success anytime soon. When asked where do they see themselves in five to 10 years these guys would like to have several clients under their belt and guiding them to the best deals possible, and would like to have the same push they have now so they can be mentioned with the top agencies. Also since its four of them they would to have a headquarter in Cleveland since this is home but maybe have a location somewhere else as well. I think they make up a great group of sports marketers/agents seeing how they have a history in sports and their networking skills are all great.
the repentance of godsa gothic meant to be non-magical (or not magic as in the Harry Potter universe) AU that is supposed to be being written by me and coming probably never since I’m both lazy and easily distracted.
My hand was trembling around the cup of hot chocolate and only the thought of getting burnt kept me from gripping onto it any tighter. Don’t let him see, I silently pleaded, don’t let him see that all of this is starting to scare me. He was starting to scare me. But brilliance can lead so easily to terror and all Tom Riddle had ever been was brilliant.
Across the table from me the corners of his mouth had dipped and his eyes were as flinty as ever. He’d noticed, and he wasn’t happy.
“Do you know of all the things I do so appal, Hermione, the one I despise the most?” He paused, letting the absence of his knives cloaked in velvet voice make my heart start to beat harder in my chest. Just as I opened my mouth to respond, thinking perhaps that what he wanted, an answer, he cut across me. Tom loved nothing more than the sound of his own voice and cleverness. “Cowards. People too scared to reach their potential. Too scared to act for the greater good.”
Stiles isn’t very impressed with college, but then he runs into someone that he hasn’t seen since fourth grade, and things start to look up.
College is supposed to be this great, awesome thing.
According to the movies and mainstream pop culture, high school is the worst
years of your life, and college is the best. It’s all a bunch of shit because
college isn’t that much different from high school at all. There are still
stuck up snotty people who are pretty, popular, and rich. There are still
groups of social outcasts that don’t really fit anywhere. There are nerds and
creative artist types and jocks and all the traditional stereotypes that litter
high schools around the world.
Group of rich girls just locked me out of the locker room when the school alarms went off. I’m stuck out here barefoot in a swimsuit. #YouAsses #It'scoldashellouthere #Seriouslyopenthedoor #Icanhearyellingnearby Update: Scarecrow just came around the corner. #OfficiallyScrewed #GoodbyeCruelWorld Update #2: He asked ‘bout the swimsuit. Told him they locked me out. Que him prying the door open and chucking in a Fear Gas container. #Apparentlyhe'sgotathingaboutbullies #Carriedmyshoe-lessbutthomewhenhewasdonetoo #ThanksProfessor #Whatdoesoneputinasupervillainsgiftbasket? #OnlyInGotham
Do you know where this old as fuck conspiracy theory comes from?
Jews were not allowed to get most jobs.
Most places wouldn’t even hire Jews, regardless of if they could.
However, at this time, Hollywood was young. And very liberal. And was seen as a joke by factory working America, used to make cheap comedies for rich people.
And Jews found their spot in early cinema.
And cinema turned out to not be a joke.
It got big. And Hollywood became the rich group. But people continued to ignore the Jewishness of the actors. And the writers. And the directors. People ignored the Jewish roots of stories. So Jews had to not be open about it, or the media went down their throat, or completely ignored them.
This trope is literally as old as Hollywood. Fuck yall.
It’s evolved the same way the “Jews control the money” conspiracy theory did. Goyim forced us out of the economical and social model until we had a group of our own, and then when that got big you goyim scapegoated us, claimed we owned everything and are taking over. You know what the old version of this was?
Towns, which became major cities and broke the European feudal system.
Jews don’t control everything, but goyim are fine with taking what we made and making it theirs, then blaming us for being in it.
kayo leads the pink ladies, and is renowned for being the literal toughest girl around. she started her gang as more of a protection against harassment squad than anything else. then theres marion, who used to have a bit of a thing with scott but now she’s sweet on moffie, the nicer one of the group. rich-bitch penny is the last member of the pink ladies. her parents disapprove of her choice of friends, but she’s loyal to her girl gang.
brains is the new kid, come over from england with his adoptive father. despite being absolutely terrified of the thought, he enrolls in the school and is taken in by the pink ladies. he might not be a girl, but if kayo’s not looking out for him, then he’ll be squashed like a bug on the windshield of the tracy boys’ cars.
the tracy brothers make up the t-birds. they’re the sons of the late jeff tracy, and work in his auto shop, building and repairing cars. they all have big dreams that they can’t really make happen in their small town, making them all a bit rebellious.
scott, the eldest, is a few years out of high school and goes to community college to try and get himself educated for a better job and finally get them all out of their hick town. john balances the checkbooks and makes sure the business stays afloat. virgil, is a high school senior and is thoroughly in his rebellious phase, gets caught up in a lot of drag races in and out of school hours. both gordon and alan think he’s really cool and are always begging to let them go with him, but he insists they stay behind.
the pink ladies and the t-birds are close knit gangs, especially given that kayo had been adopted by jeff before he passed away. aaaand, that’s all i got!
this was really just an excuse to draw clothes, lets be real.
“I am so fortunate and grateful for such an awesome opportunity so early on in my career. It’s even more amazing that I get to represent Asians in film, as well. To me, film and television imitates life. So it only makes sense to have a rich diverse group of characters. The X-Men franchise has always been a place where they strive for diversity.” -Lana Condor for Galore