she is one of the best actresses on the show

someone: how are you :)

me: listen to me, iman meskini is literally such a beautiful person, inside and out, and such a talented actress, who decided to take on the role of sana bakkoush, and be the main character of the season 4 of skam, a widely popular show across the world, knowing that she would receive a lot of attention in the upcoming months, knowing that a lot of that attention would sadly be negative, but still believing that sana’s story is such an important one to tell, and one she wants to help tell as best as she can

Lili Reinhart is one of those actresses who I could watch act in literally anything and think that the movie/show and Lili herself, were the best things to ever be created. She could be the lead actress in a breakout romantic comedy, dead girl number #3 in a slasher film, or promoting a knockoff brand of Doritos in a YouTube AD and I’d still support and cheer for her like she was about to win a freaking Academy Award. I love her that much.  

what she says: im fine

what she means: When will they release a selfie with Melissa Marie Benoist (Born in October 4th, 1988 in Harris County, Texas, US), an american actress and singer, known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS/CW superhero drama series Supergirl and Katherine “Katie” Elizabeth McGrath (Born in God Knows When, in County Wicklow, Ireland), an Irish actress and model, best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One show Merlin and now Lena Luthor in Supergirl? I’m waiting

all of the nude models in our art school are such interesting people aside from just the nude model part like we have:
•a former NASA scientist for 20 years who seedily obtained a piece of the actual moon & brought it in to show us. he also wants to secure a piece of mars eventually I can’t believe he’s a space smuggler
•a male competitive roller-skater
•a burlesque dancer who auditioned for the rockettes & sings professional opera on the side
•a trapeze artist who used to train in Paris then became a French teacher in the states but gave up that to be a full-time circus performer & she’s the most Jacked™ woman I’ve ever seen
•a civil war reenacter. we have an actual fucking larper
•a guy who’s missing his left eye and nobody knows why but we have a theory that he’s an Italian mobster so it’s probably best not to ask
•a Chicago broadway actress who showed us her acting chops one day but she was naked at the time & reciting Shakespeare it was so intense
•a completely normal plain bagel dude but he can hold a 3hr standing pose without taking breaks so I’m convinced he’s not even alive and has no soul

Since the Oscars are on Sunday and one of the internet’s boyfriends Ryan Gosling is nominated (but won’t win), I thought I’d update this post here on the lowkey cuteness of Baby Goose’s relationship with his lady of over five six years, Eva Mendes.

As I said before, this is mostly because folks like to pretend, 5+ years and two kids later, that his relationship with Miss Eva is just a fling, or he’s been “trapped” and some go as far as to hope, yes, HOPE, that he will cheat on his gal with Emma Stone or Rachel McAdams or whomever. So since I don’t see this level of disrespect stopping Sunday night or ever, I thought I’d give some love to Ryan’s actual lady love, whether she shows up with him at the Oscars or not (PLEASE SHOW UP, EVA). They are actual low key couple goals.

1. Ryan basically insisted on Eva for the role of his ex in The Place Beyond the Pines, saying Eva, at the time a casual acquaintance/friend of several years and mutual friend of his former co-star Kirsten Dunst, was underrated as an actress. Soon, he took her to Disney and it was on. They both would later say it was one of the best experiences they had on a film.

2. …he clearly was playing the long game on that set, LOOK AT HIS FACE 

Look at him, even when she wasn’t looking, boy was smitten 

3. He took his shot with an admirable quickness

Real quick. And the rest was history.

4. HEIGHT DIFFERENCE AND THE SMILING

5. No, really, she’s little. Standing on a big step in heels and yet still small

THEY’RE CUTE, OKAY. YOU LOVE THIS KIND OF SHIT, TUMBLR.

6. AND THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER WHEN SHE’S NOT LOOKING

7. Here’s Ellen getting Eva all blushing and giggling talking about Ryan

Eva’s also hella adorable and hilarious on her own, but I digress.

8. Ryan’s SNL shout out 

9. People trying to act like he’s not in a relationship? Ryan had an app for that

“I know that I’m with the person I’m supposed to be with,” he says, adding that the only quality he looks for in a woman is “that she’s Eva Mendes. There’s nothing else I’m looking for.”

10.  Both dog lovers, Ryan wears Eva’s late dog’s tag on his neck at an event

She also reps his dog on her instagram 

11. They share the same sense of humor, and are both huge fans of Atlanta and Broad City (Eva follows the BC girls on insta, and Ryan would quote BC on twitter. Constantly).

12. Ryan on Eva and their kids:

“…it’s like a dream that I’m having right now. I’m dreaming it all. So I feel so lucky…There was nothing kind of premeditated about it, you know. It just suddenly was: My life had changed. And thank God it did.”

And this, as he continues to say a lot with so little

“It sounds so clichéd, but I never knew that life could be this fun and this great.”

Aaaaand

When I ask him if he gets lonely, he says: “Not any more.”

Why not? “Because I have a family.” That takes it away? “Mmm-hmm.” But you’ve felt loneliness before? “In my life? Yeah.” When? Why? “I think, before I had a family.”

Ryan also appears to be close with Eva’s sister Janet.

13. Eva wears his clothes.

14. He gave her an emerald ring after the birth of their daughter Esmeralda. The Spanish word for emerald is…Esmeralda.

Eva has also spoken of how they play a lot of Latin music in their home and their insistence on keeping Eva’s culture in their daughters’ lives.

15. Ryan has engaged in a turf war with his daughter against other kids over Eva and Esmeralda’s “honor:”

“Some kid has been erasing [Esmeralda’s] name and writing their name over it. So now I’m in a proper tagging battle. And this kid has access to an unfair amount of chalk. I’m trying to explain to my little girl that this is [unacceptable]. She doesn’t care. She’s like, ‘Well let’s just chalk anywhere else,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no. They’re disrespecting your mother. Because, she gave you this name and they’re erasing it.’ You’ve got to be careful when you’re trying to teach your kid what a reasonable amount of vengeance is.” 

He appears to be very protective of Eva in general, even defending her over a bad joke she made about sweatpants.

16. Ryan constantly gives Eva her due, even when she doesn’t like it:

[’On the making of his directorial debut Lost River] “She hates credit and she’ll even be mad that I’m giving her that credit. But she was very helpful in so many ways.”

And he shared how she was responsible for one of the best lines out of La La Land:

“’LA worships everything and values nothing.’ That was something my lady said to me one day and I thought it was so funny I asked her if I could put it in the movie. She was kidding, but it’s a funny thing to say… I loved when she said it, because it’s funny enough to have some truth to it, you know? But it’s obviously a joke, so it just seemed appropriate for the movie.”

17. This adorable pic, taken at Ryan’s childhood home in Canada:

18. Possible ring situation happening here? How private they are compared to other celebrities, we’ll never know!

19. He really loves his family:

Are you rich, I ask him, halfway through our interview.

“What do you mean?” Gosling asks.

I’m not sure the question needs elaboration, but OK: do you consider yourself rich? Do you feel rich?

He pauses. “I mean, I live with angels,” he says eventually. “So. You know.”

What do you mean, you “live with angels”?

“My daughters” (Gosling has two children, a two-year-old and a nine-month-old) “My girl.” (The actress Eva Mendes, Gosling’s partner, the mother of his children.) “I don’t need anything else.”

20. And, of course, Ryan’s Golden Globes speech, where he acknowledges Eva’s silent, hard work behind the scenes, and honors her late brother:

So that’s it for this long-ass, long-winded post! That’s the last time I’m doing something like this!

Good luck at the Oscars, Ryan, you won’t win but hopefully you’ll have a good night! And hopefully with Eva! Never break up, ya crazy kids!

Old Hollywood Trivia

Myrna Loy : One of a handful of great movie stars never nominated for an acting Oscar, she received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.

- Her profile was the most requested in the 1930s by women to their plastic surgeons.

Clark Gable : Proposed his headstone should read: “Back to silents.” It was not used by his widow though.

- In order to hide that she and Gable had an illegitimate child, fearing that it would ruin both of their careers, Loretta Young secretly gave birth to her daughter Judy Lewis pretending she was vacationing in Europe. When she returned to Hollywood, she claimed that Judy was adopted. Gable met Judy only once when she was a teenager

Katharine Hepburn : According to Anthony Harvey - the director of The Lion in Winter (1968) - she kept the Oscar she received for the film in a paper bag and in a cupboard for years after he’d delivered it to her.

- Graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1928, with a degree in history and philosophy.

Lauren Bacall : Her appearance on a cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks,who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944)

- According to her autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”, she was always very self-conscious about the size of her feet,which she describes as big even for a woman of her exceptional height.

Rita Hayworth : By 1940, there were 3,800 stories and 12,000 pictures of Rita Hayworth in circulation.

- In 1989, Barbara Leaming published an autobiographical book entitled ‘If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth’. In the book, Leaming alleged that Hayworth was a victim of sexual abuse by her own father.
Leaming asserts that Hayworth confided that secret to Orson Welles.

Vivien Leigh : She took her then husband’s first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally.

- A lover of cats, especially Siamese.

Debbie Reynolds : Considered herself a “movie-oholic” and has an extensive collection of memorabilia, with over 4,000 costumes from the silent screen period to the 1970s. She had been known to gather posters from her collection of 3,000 and drive to homes of actor pals for autographs

- At one particularly low point in her career, she confessed to literally living in her car, a Cadillac.

Elizabeth Taylor : Elizabeth was born with distichiasis,a condition that gave her a double set of eyelashes.

- Her eyes are the most searched on google, with 325,000 searches every year.

Hedy Lamarr : She was billed as an unknown but well-publicized Austrian actress, which created anticipation in audiences. Mayer hoped she would become another Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich. According to one viewer,
when her face first appeared on the screen, “everyone gasped…Lamarr’s beauty literally took one’s breath away.”

- Although she earned a great deal of money during her career, she lost her fortune with her production company. She died impoverished in Florida in 2000.

Claudette Colbert : Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person.

- Most shots of her in her films were of her left profile. She considered her left side to be her best and only rarely allowed full face or right profile shots; an injury to her nose had created a bump on the right. Once an entire set had to be rebuilt so she would not have to show her right side, resulting in some cameramen calling the right side of her face “the dark side of the moon”.

Amazing Surprises - 1

I have been wanting to post this series for a while now, but I needed to finish all of the single stories for the members. But it’s finally here! Also this is the unedited version, so I’m soooo sorry if there are any typos or bad grammar parts in it, I just didn’t want to wait ya’ll any longer. I hope you enjoy!

(P.S. Oh my word! I have NOT posted in a while and I’m so disappointed in myself! I was sooo busy this past month, my family came into town, I went to a baseball game, I went to an old friend’s house. And I got distracted while watching Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. Amazing show btw. I’m so sorry! And I hope this long ass chapter and series can make up for it for my absence!)

Summery: Taehyung and Y/N’s “secret” relationship was recently announced and the world is going wild. Tabloid’s and New’s reports are insane and causing a bit of stress towards both Y/N and Taehyung. But what will happen when Taehyung and Y/N have a bit of a heated moment and get caught buying something “suspicious”?

Genre: Fluff. Romance. Drama. Angst. Mentions of Smut.

Characters: Taehyung X Reader Ft. Other Members and Y/N’s best friend; Jihyun.

Words: 5,678

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin

“Hello! How are you today? Hello” The hostess bowed many times. I bowed a lot of times in return, both being extra polite to the other.

“Hello. I’m good, thank you” I bowed again. She waved her hand towards the couch for me to sit, and I did.

Today I was at an interview. Being a famous solo artist and actress it was a given I get asked to be on many interviews or talk shows. Although today was a special one. The hostess was actually my best friend; Oh Jihyun. We hadn’t seen each other in months. It was so nice to be able to see her, even if we had to keep our relationship under wraps.

I couldn’t stop smiling; Just being able to see her face brightened up my day. She seemed to be sharing the same feeling since she had to force herself to look at the crowd instead of me.

“Now!” She cleared her throat “I’m sure all of you guys know who this is? Am I right?” The crowd cheered while some even lifted up signs to support me.

I laughed, still getting used to the fact that I was now an internationally famous artist.

“Yes of course you all know her! She’s Y/N L/N after all” The crowd cheered even louder.

“Okay” Jihyun chuckled “Why don’t we get started?” She turned back to me. I nodded in agreement.

“Yes. Let’s do that Jihyun” God it felt nice to say her name again. Since I have not seen her in a while it was taking all my muscles and nerves not to give her a bone crushing hug.

“So. I have to ask. How is this experience for you? I mean going from a famous girl group to an even more famous soloist-And actress I might add-” Jihyun started. I chuckled at some of the whistles from the crowd.

“Well.. It has been nice actually. I do, of course, miss the days where I could hang out with my band members with no problem, but I do feel like this is what I should be doing. I love making my fans happy while enjoying my work” I answered, making sure to be careful of what I was saying.

“Yes. That must be nice-”

“Yes-”

“-Well. Okay I have to get to the point because I’m pretty sure we’re all curious here” Jihyun started. I chuckled again, knowing full well what was about to ask. I have already told her all the details through text, but the crowd didn’t know that.

“So your relationship with famous artist Kim Taehyung of BTS made world wide news. Am I right?” The crowd cheered again and I laughed.

“Yes. It did. Actually I was very surprised it did. I didn’t think it would be as a big deal as it was” I admitted.

“Are you kidding? You’re extremely famous and so is he. To see you two together-I mean I speak for everyone- You two are a perfect match” I could feel the blush creeping up my neck. No one has told either of us that.

“Well.. I wouldn’t say exactly that” I nervously chuckled.

Jihyun ignored the comment and continued with her questions “So how is it like dating famous Kim Taehyung?” Jihyun rested her chin in her palm, clearly interested in the things she has already heard.

“Well it’s been nice. I have known him since before we both even debuted so it feels nice to be able to express my feelings towards him in public”

“Mhmm” Jihyun answers, waving at me to continue.

“He also drives me crazy-In a good way- He is so sweet and is always caring for me; He makes my day just by messaging me. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, he is always on my mind” I just now realized how cheesy I was sounding and awkwardly chuckled.

“Aww! That’s so sweet!” Jihyun exclaimed and the crowd cheered in agreement. I could feel my face get redder if that was even possible.

“Thank you..” I awkwardly thanked.

“So how long has it been since you last saw him? I mean since you two are both very famous you have to also be very busy. It must be hard to find a single day together and relaxe. How do you do that?” Jihyun asked the question I was dreading the most.

“Well..” I nervously cleared my throat “I actually haven’t seen him in a while-But we do skype and text a lot, so that makes up for it- I also get to talk to his members too and they encourage me a lot. It helps” I explain and Jihyun nods.

“That’s nice to have something like that”

“Yea. It is-”

“So how long exactly have you not seen him?” Jihyun pressed and I tried my hardest not to pounce at her. She was doing this on purpose and I knew it. She was so getting an earful after the interview.

“Uhm… Well.. I think it’s almost been a.. Year.. Wow. It’s almost been a year since I’ve seen him” The crowd dramatically gasps.

I chuckled “It’s okay. We talk a lot though”

“Well that’s good that you two at least still talk right?” Jihyun points out and I nod.

The conversation after that went pretty smoothly. Just like a regular interview there were some personal questions; Like what’s the craziest thing you have done with all the BTS members.

I explained that I had gone to an amusement park with them, and being terrified of heights, I had thrown up after riding the ferris wheel. Jihyun started laughing followed by the crowd joining in.

“Yikes! That has to be tough” She exaggerated. She would know though since she was there too when it happened.

After the interview I went straight to the dressing room. My schedule was packed for the day, which meant I had to quickly re-touch my make up and change for my next event.

After saying my goodbye’s go Jihyun-And telling her to come over some time- I left in the black van.

I thought back to when we were talking about Taehyung. Has it really been a year since I haven’t seen him? I would always watch him on TV and have always supported him during his comebacks. We just never really had the time to see each other face to face. I couldn’t get my mind off of that.

We pulled up into a parking lot. My body guard leading me inside the building without getting mobbed by fans and paparazzi.

I had a fan meeting/sign today and it was a pretty busy day, which meant I would probably be back late.

I walk into the venue, also sent straight into dressing room; Just some precautions before the signing.

After all the touching up I was led back stage. I waited a bit before the announcer finally introduced me. I walked out from behind the curtain.

I smiled and waved at the fans as I walked out. They cheered and smiled as well, a lot holding up signs to support me. I have been an artist for a while now so I was used to this, but just not quiet used to being alone.

I formally bow, greeting the fans. They would occasionally cheer now and then. Finally it was time for the questions.

I sat down in a chair, a large table full of cue cards in front of me; probably filled with questions from fans.

I picked one up, making sure it was appropriate before reading it.

“Who, other than V-Oppa, are you closest with in BTS?” I chuckled at the question.

“Well other than Tae.. I have to say either Seokjin or Yoongi. Jin, of course being my brother and all. Yoongi because he is my best friend; I met him even before Taehyung or any of the other members. The rest are like bothers to me” I answered. The fans cheered, clearly happy with the answer. I decided to quickly move on to the next question.

Of course it was another BTS question “When do you think you will be able to see Taehyung-oppa, or any of the BTS members next?” I read out loud. I thought for a while, wondering if there were any Music Shows coming up or if they were having a comeback soon.

“Well it all depends” I started “We normally see each other during Music Award shows, but sometimes we surprise each other” I finished.

The questions after those seemed to be similar. I guess I had it coming when Taehyung and I announced we were dating. BTS are in my life forever now and I would have to get used to it.

Finally the questions were over and it was about time for me to leave, but not before giving the fans a final speech.

I stood up from my seat, clearing my throat to get everyone’s attention “I want to thank you all guys personally-Not just my Korean fans but even all you international fans-You have all supported me during all my tough times and I am very thankful for that” I took a deep breath before continuing “To be honest after our announcement that we are dating, I thought a lot of you guys would hate me, but you stuck by my side. I am extra thankful for that. I hope in the future we can continue to-” A loud scream cut through the venue, followed by other fans joining in.

My eyes widened in shock, my eyebrows furrowing together. They wouldn’t normally scream and intentionally interrupt my speeches. So what were they screaming at.

“What’s wrong?” I decided to ask. All of the fans pointed behind me. I quickly turned around, scanning the room, but nothing was to be found other than the table and chair I left.

“I don’t see anything” I answered, turning back to the fans but as soon as I did they started pointing and screaming; “Look!” or “Right there!”

I turned around but once gain the room was empty. I was starting to think the fans were playing a trick on me until I suddenly spotted a camera in the corner of the room. My eyes widened.

I scanned the room again and sure enough there were cameras on each of the corners in the room. This was a hidden camera prank.

I turned towards the fans again, a new determination building up inside me “What do you see?” I ask. I expected them to say something like “Camera’s” or maybe point out something I was missing in the room, but that was definitely not what I heard.

“TAEHYUNG!” They all screamed. My heart dropped and I stood there speechless. How could they be seeing Taehyung? He was back in Seoul and this is Busan. I think I would have known if my own boyfriend was in town.

I laughed “You guys are joking right?” I asked them but they all shook their heads. My stomach was starting to hurt.

“W-Where do you see him, because I don’t see him?” I quickly ask, turning around towards the “not so” empty room again.

I turned my head to look at the fans and they all pointed behind me again. I whipped my head around but there was still no one.

“What are you all pointing at?” I ask in frustration.

Immediately they all screamed “THE TABLE!” I jumped at the sudden noise, awkwardly chuckling. I decided to just go for it and walk towards the table.

I hesitantly walk around the table a couple times. There was a cloth over the table, so if he was hiding he would be under it.

I hesitantly reach down, lifting up the table cloth. It wasn’t until the cloth was completely off the table that a person jumped out, making me squeal at the sudden action.

Immediately I felt a pair of arms wrap around me. I look up and sure enough I was faced with the box smiling idiot Taehyung. My heart was pounding out of my chest and my stomach did flips.

“Oh my god! Taehyung!” I screamed. As soon as I wrapped my arms arms around him fans started screaming, either cheering for us or just plain excited that Taehyung was here.

I couldn’t believe this was actually happening. Was this all a dream? Were these pair of arms someone else’s and I was hallucinating? Or was it really my Taehyung?

These thoughts kept swirling in my mind, that is until Taehyung whispered in my ear “I missed you love” That was it. I knew it was really him. Tears filled my eyes as I nuzzled my face into his chest, my grip around him tightening just to make sure he wouldn’t let go.

It has been a year. A fucking year since I’ve seen him and I just couldn’t believe this was happening.

I could feel the soft rumbling of Taehyung’s chest as he chuckled. God I missed that laugh. He gently turned around so he was facing the fans, chin resting on top of my head.

“I think it’s about time for us to leave. It was great seeing all of you guys, and I can speak on behalf of both Y/N and I that we are very happy for your support. We love you guys!” He spoke for me. The fans cheeres one last time and I couldn’t help but smile.

“Okay! Goodbye for now!” Taehyung waved. I managed to pry myself away from Taehyung, wiping away my tears. I waved at the fans as well while Tae led me towards back stage.

Taehyung had his arm around me the entire time we were walking towards the dressing room. I had a couple people congratulating for a good job, but my only concern was the arm wrapped around my shoulder or rather the person it belonged to.

Taehyung and I finally reached the dressing room. He quickly opened the door, peeking his head inside to make sure no one was there. When he came back with a big grin I only assumed there was none.

Quickly Taehyung pulled me inside. I didn’t even have time to register before he was pinning me against the door.

He starts kissing me everywhere. My cheeks, nose, eyes, forehead, chin. Everywhere but my lips.

“Taehyung~” I whined. He stopped kissing me and gave me a smirk.

“What?” He nonchalantly asks.

“Kiss me”

“I am”

I roll my eyes “On my lips you meanie!” He laughed at my insult, shaking his head in the process.

“Not yet” He answers with a playful pout.

I groan as he moved his mouth to my neck. I would lie if I said I didn’t already enjoy this but I needed to kiss him myself.

One of his hands that was near my head moved down to grasp my hand, lacing them together. He kisses down my jaw, my earlobe, my neck, and to my collar bone and goes back and forth between those. Occasionally nipping my skin making sure to leave a mark.

“Taehyung~” I sing song again.

“Hmm?” I reach down, brining his face up to look at me. He was giving me another stupid grin. I can never resist him.

“Kiss me” I breathed out, barely a whisper. His smile faded, eyes flickering back and forth between my eyes and lips. Our lips just barely brushing against each other. What was he waiting for?

Just before anything more could happen there was a knock on the door. Taehyung and I quickly jumped away from each other, startled by the noise.

“Y/N. Taehyung. I know you’re in there. I’m sorry to interrupt but we really should get going” I head a familiar voice explain and my eyes widen.

‘You brought Jin?’ I worded to Taehyung and he nodded.

Quickly I opened the door and sure enough there was Jin, leaning against the door frame and grinning like a mad man.

This day just keeps getting better and better. I immediately jump into Jin’s arms, he chuckles as he wraps his arms around me as well.

“Oh my god Jin! I missed you!” I squealed and he chuckled again.

“I missed you too sis. How have you been?” Jin and I parted, arms still wrapped around each other as we spoke “I’m assuming good due to that hickey right there” He grazes my neck with his finger and my face goes red, replacing his hand with mine to cover it up.

I nervously clear my throat, ignoring his comment “I-I’m good. Great actually now that you guys are here. I have been getting surprise after surprise today, I mean I even saw Jihyun today” I answer referring to the previous interview I had.

“Oh, well don’t tell Jungkook that; He has been wanting to see her for a while now but nothing is working due to their busy schedules”

“Jungkook is here?” I ask, glancing behind Jin to see if there was any other BTS members hiding.

“Yea. Actually we’re all here” Jin points out finally letting me go.

“Seriously?” I look back and forth between Jin and Tae.

“Yea. We have a surprise concert happening near by. We obviously know you live here so we thought we could stop by. Is that okay?” Jin asks, giving me an evil smirk.

“Are you kidding me you idiot!” I playfully punch Jin’s chest “It’s more than okay! You guys can stay at my place and we can have a party every day!” I started getting excited.

“Okay, we’re not girls” Jin started, raising his hands up in defense “We’re staying at a hotel just a block from your house. Taehyung can stay at your place if he wants” He explained

I looked at Taehyung and he nodded “Okay, well you guys need to come over any time you can; This may be the only time I get to see you guys for a while” Taehyung and Jin hummed in agreement.

“Alright. We have a van waiting out back. It’s big enough for all of us but we don’t have enough time so we should go now” Jin explained and Taehyung led me out the hallway.

When we reached out back, al the members were hanging around next to the van. God it felt nice to see their faces. They all turned towards us when they heard the large door open.

“Y/N!” They all exclaimed. I smiled at them and waited as they all started walking towards me.

Of course the first one to reach me was Yoongi. He engulfed me in a bear hug. I wrapped my arms around him making sure to hold him tight.

“I missed you” I hear Yoongi whisper close to my ear. I chuckle. Normally Yoongi isn’t one for cheesy comments, but when he is he’s always discreet about it.

“I miss you too Yoongi” I answer and Yoongi let’s me go, looking at me for a minute before moving on for the next person to hug me.

It was Hoseok. Hoseok and I weren’t best friends but considering he was my sisters husband, we were still close.

“Hey bro” I smile at him and he brings me into a tight hug, just barely cracking my ribs.

“Hey Y/N! It’s been too long!” He exlaims.

“Oh Jeez Hoseok! I missed you too but I can’t breath” I gasp. He quickly let go and awkwardly laughs.

“Sorry” He apologizes, scratching the back of his neck.

“It’s okay” Hoseok steps aside for Jungkook. Jungkook was like a little brother to me, considering he was dating my best friend, I felt like I was responsible for him in a lot of ways.

“Jungkookie! Hey kiddo” I excitedly greet, immediately reaching up to give him a hug.

“Hey noona. How are you?” He returned the hug, giving me a chaste kiss on the forehead when we parted.

“I’m good. How are you and Jihyun?” I ask and Jungkook’s face falls.

“Good.. I just haven’t been able to see her; We’re both really busy”

“How about this. I’ll get you a date with her and you can hook me up with some of your banana chips?” I gave him a quirky smile with an eyebrow raised and his eyes lit up.

“Deal!” He answered. This is exactly why I felt responsible for him.

After that it was Jimin and Namjoon. Of course Namjoon, Jimin and I were close, but in a different way the others. I would go to Namjoon when I needed help with my college stuff or Jimin if I needed help with my vocals or dancing.

Finally we all loaded into the van. Unfortunately having an “overprotective” brother meant I would sit in the passengers seat, far away from a certain boyfriend and in eye level with a certain brother who was driving.

“So I have bad news for you Y/N” Jin started, turning to look at me during a red light “Since our show is in four weeks we have to go straight to dance practice after I drop you off” Jin sighs and I sigh.

“It’s okay, I understand. Make sure to come by when you’re done. Unless it’s midnight then come in the morning” I mumble the last part and Jin laughs.

“Got it” He answers “But there is good news” He started again and my attention is brought up again “Taehyung doesn’t need to go since he did extra practicing at home. Our choreographer said he can take a few days off” He explained and I felt a burden lift off. I would lie if I said them leaving for dance practice didn’t kill me.

“Sounds good” I masked my disappointment.

After a bit of a drive we finally arrived at my apartment complex. Taehyung and I hopped out of the van, waving at the members as they left.

Taehyung and I quickly ran towards the building once they were out of sight. I was catching speed when I could see him in the corner of my eyes just before he passed me. I was starting to think this was a face.

We finally arrived at my apartment, out of breath as I unlocked the door. I walked inside and dropped my bags on the floor. I walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water. As I was pouring the water I spoke.

“So what did you want to do? I have tons of movies we could watch. I have popcorn and snacks, we could have like a movie night?” I suggest but there was no answer.

“Babe-” I felt a strong hand grasp my shoulder, yanking me around to face them. I smiled when I noticed who it was. I didn’t even notice Taehyung was right behind me when he was.

He grabbed the glass out of my hand, carefully setting it on the counter. He placed both his hands on either side of the sink, trapping me in his arms.

I glanced down and noticed he wasn’t wearing a shirt. I snorted “You work fast-” I was cut off yet again when Taehyung crashed his lips on mine. It was a slow and passionate kiss yet very sweet. My stomach did flips. I had been missing this.

Once Taehyung was done he rested his forehead onto mind “I haven’t seen you for a year.. All of you..” One of his hands landed on my waist, slowly skimming down “I think 'working fast’ is an understatement on how I feel right now” His lips were back on mine.

Hid hand that was on my waist reached down to my thigh, lifting it up to his waist. I got the hint and jumped up, wrapping my other leg around his waist. He used his other hand to support my other thigh, making sure I wouldn’t fall.

His lips left mine, skimming down my neck he started nipping over my older bruises, making darker ones. I would need to use makeup to cover that up.

I combed my fingers through his hairs as he kissed down to my collar bone. I bent my head back allowing him more access.

Taehyung turned around in the kitchen, slowly making out way towards my bedroom.


Two Weeks Later …

I woke up to bitter cold nipping me on my bare back. I turned around in bed, blindly reaching out for a warm body that was not there.

I groan, peeking an eye open. Sure enough Taehyung was not in bed. I decided to get up, slipping over Taehyung’s oversized shirt falling just below my butt.

I lazily walked out of my bedroom. The closer I got to the living room I could start to hear faint noises coming from the TV. As I entered the living room a yawned escaped my mouth. I tried rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

“Hey sleepy head” I opened my eyes again to see Taehyung staring at me. He had a stupid grin plastered on his face.

“What?” I ask.

“Nothing. You’re just too cute when you look like that” He answered, outstretching his arm for me to come to him.

I sighed as I made my way towards him. I plopped down on the couch, immediately cuddling into his chest. His arms wrapped around me, and he brought the blanket that was on him over me.

I draped a leg over his that was on the coffee table. I rested my hand on his chest as I watched him flip through the channels on the TV.

There wasn’t much to watch, that is until I saw him quickly switch past a channel with his band on it.

“Wait! That was you guys!” I tried grabbing the remote out of his hands but he lifted it out of my reach “Taehyung~”

“No I don’t want to watch that; It’s cringy watching myself like that” He explained, narrowing his eyes at the TV.

“So what? I wanna watch it” I was finally able to grab the remote out of his hands. I quickly switched through the channels again.

“No!” Taehyung dramatically shouted, attacking me in the process. He lifted me off of him so I was now laying on my back, him on top of me.

“Taehyung you’re crushing me!” I gasped.

“That’s the point! Then you can’t change the channels” But it was too late. I had finally found the channel, watching in content with Taehyung on top of me, his head turned away from the TV.

I noticed it wasn;t a concert or fanmeeting, it was an interview. Even better.

“So I need to ask you something” The interviewer asked, pointing towards Taehyung. I smiled, interested as to what he would ask.

“So we all know about your relationship with Y/N-” The other BTS members hooted and clapped. Some who were close to Taehyung patted him on his back.

Meanwhile the Taehyung with me was hiding his face in my neck, afraid to watch it. I rested my hand over his open ear so he couldn’t hear either, occasionally playing with the strands of his hair near his ear.

“Taehyung on the TV nodded "Well then I have to ask how that’s going?” How does it work? I mean since you both are busy and all" The interviewer finished.

“He talks about her a lot!” Jungkook answered for him.

“And he calls her a lot too!” Jimin added.

“He never lets me talk to her when he calls her though” Jin pouted. I chuckled knowing full well he was lying; Jin would always steal the phone from Tae, running off into the closet so he wouldn’t find him. We would end up having hour long conversations before Taehyung can find him.

“Hey, Hey! He asked me” Taehyung pointed out, the rest chuckling “Y/N and I are doing good actually. I met her before we debuted so we have been best friends for a while now. I finally got the courage two years ago to ask her out; Probably the best decision in my entire life” I smiled even larger. The other members made kissing sounds and saying “Oooh"s

"That’s really good! So how would you describe her?”

“Well… She’s funny.. Sweet.. She is always worrying about my health, telling me to eat and stay healthy. She’s makes sure that I tell other members as well. She can always cheer me up even when I’m at the worst of worsts. She is a very good cook-Which is an up side considering I can’t cook at all- She has the most beautiful smile in the entire world. Her eyes are gorgeous. She just makes me all happy inside. I don’t know it’s just really good” Taehyung finished. I could almost feel a tear slip past my cheek. He had never once told me any of this. Of course Taehyung is a very affectionate guy, but when it comes to sharing his feelings, he normally bottles it up afraid he will say something wrong.

Taehyung groaned in my neck, clearly embarrassed.

“That is so sweet!” The interviewer exclaimed “So when was the last time you have seen her?” He suddenly asked. You could tell the air in the room the members were in became tense. Taehyung shifted in his seat.

“Um… I think.. It’s been about a year..” The crowd became silent, a couple gasp being heard amongst the silence.

“Really? A year? Wow that’s a long time. So you guys are maintaining a long distant relationship?” Taehyung nodded “Oh. Well that’s awesome that you two are still going strong. I applaud you”

“Thank you”

“So are you planning on seeing her anytime soon; Surprising her or just visiting” The interviewer pressed on.

“Actually I already have something planned. I was planning on surprising her for our anniversary. I was-” The TV was suddenly shut off. I looked up and realized Taehyung was sitting up now and managed to grab the remote out of my hands.

“Wait! Wait! I want to see what you were going to say!” I shouted.

“It wouldn’t be a surprise then babe!” He sat down next to me. He frowned when he noticed my glassy eyes and wet cheeks, hovering over me again to examine my face.

“Why are you crying?” He brushed his thumb over my cheek to wipe the tears.

I sniff while chuckling “I don’t know… I’ve just never heard you say anything like that.. It makes me feel good..” I trailed off. He gives me a warm smile, leaning down to kiss my nose.

“Well every word is one hundred percent true. I don’t know what I would do without you” Taehyung leaned down again, placing a soft, sweet kiss on my lips.

Suddenly my stomach felt wrong, not exactly in the best way. It started churning and a bad familiar feeling built up in my stomach. I immediately pushed Taehyung off of me, running towards the bathroom.

“Oh god!” I yelled on the way. As soon as I made it to the toilet I instantly started vomiting. I didn’t even know I had anything in my stomach.

I could hear Taehyung’s heavy footsteps running into the bathroom. He sighed and pulled my hair back in a pony tail, rubbing small circles on my back with his free hand.

After I was done choking to death I was able to brush my teeth. The entire time I thought back to what could have possibly make me throw up. Did I have a stomach virus? Maybe the flu? It made no sense; I felt completely fine otherwise.

Through the reflection of the mirror I can see Taehyung leaning against the door frame, giving me a questionable look. He was probably racking his brain just as much as I was.

“So..” He started “Was kissing me that bad for you?” Taehyung playfully pouted and I chuckled.

“No! Of course not. I don’t even know what’s going on; I felt completely fine before and I still feel completely find now..” I explained while rinsing my mouth.

“Huh..” Taehyung finished “Do you happen to want something to eat? You should probably get something in your system” He suggested and I shrugged.

“What’s there to eat?” I walk out of the bathroom with Taehyung on my heels. Walking into the kitchen, I hop onto the counter while Taehyung rummages through the fridge.

“I could make you some eggs.. Or better yet; ramyun with eggs. Your favorite” I scowled. The thought of ramyun suddenly didn’t sound to appetizing.

“No. I’m really not in the mood for that” I answer. Taehyung closes the fridge and stares at me dumb founded “What?” I ask in confusion.

“You? Not in the mood for your favorite meal? You always want ramyun with eggs” He walks closer to me, standing in between my legs and wrapping his arms around my waist “What is going on with you?” He asks.

“I don’t know..”

“Have you started your period?” I chuckle, playfully hitting him on the chest.

“No you dork! I’m actually a week late..” I trail; A thought suddenly occurring. I thought back to two weeks ago.

“Tae?” I start and he nods “Did we use a condom…?”

~To Be Continued~

why not Sara Lance/ the Canary spin off

I think nowadays people are hungry for strong kick ass female leads and movies like the new Star wars, Atomic blond, Gohst in the shell, Wonderwoman and tv shows like Jessica Jones proves that the audience is there.

And the fact that a lot of fans are asking all the time about the female characters, the Canaries, SuperCanary and female team ups and friendships mean that in the Arrowverse show there is also an audience for a female based show.

And while CW got Supergirl, the Arrowverse - Arrow, Flash and Legends of tomorrow still don’t have a female lead and are full of male characters.
Yes captain Sara Lance aka the Canary/ White Canary is the leader of the Legends but she is not the main character since the show tries to explore the stories of 8 - 10 mainly male heroes in 17 ep.

But Sara Lance is a really deep complex character, she is one of the best fighters and also start to be really popular character like WatchMojo.com put her on their list of top 10 superheroes of Arrowverse, she is one of the 3 female characters - the others Supergirl, Alex. A lot of fans has expressed desire to see her background story, her own flashbacks, more depthness. Ofcourse they can do that in Legends but her stories are so interesting and complex they deserve more episodes than couple of scenes in 1ep.

So the Arrowverse needs another female lead show and Caity Lotz proved that she is not just a great action actress but also she can carry on a deep emotional plot. And the show could also have a great opportunity to show and develop other great female characters on their own.

What do you think? Are you up for it?

Stop judging her

Supergirl is known for being a TV show which struggles against any kind of discrimination, first of all racial discrimination. So I’m shocked (and not in a positive way) from hearing all this hatred about Floriana’s origins. She didn’t identify herself as a latina, she just said, as Maggie, she is a non-white and non-straight girl. I’m sorry for these people who don’t feel represented in the show because I know that sucks BUT Floriana has no fault. Chyler Leigh chose her for their chemistry and their special bound during the acting and not because she’s a latina or not. Floriana is playing a significant role and she deeply touches people’s hearts whenever she talks with Alex. She’s the best for this play and I feel sorry you don’t understand that.
For the same reason I should have pissed off ‘cause she’s not a lesbian in the real life, but she’s playing one in the show. It sounds like something crazy.
Please stop with all this hatred, stop judging her for her origins. Stop! She’s a very good actress, but firstly she’s a human being who deserves respect.

(Sorry if I made any mistakes, but I’m Italian. I tried to do my best)

Justina Machado and 'One Day at a Time' look to reshape the Latino narrative on TV

Actress Justina Machado stars in Norman Lear’s reboot of “One Day at a Time.” The revamped version is set in Echo Park and centers on three generations of a Cuban American family. 

Justina Machado didn’t realize she yearned for a show with people that looked like her — mostly because it just wasn’t the norm.

“That’s why ‘The Cosby Show,’ for me was so important because I had never seen a family like that on television that wasn’t Caucasian, and I was like, wow,” Machado recalled during a recent visit to The Times’ video studio. And it’s why she was watching Jimmy Smits on “L.A. Law” in her youth, despite the adult subject matter.

VIDEO: ‘One Day at a Time’s’ Justina Machado was ready to represent »

“I did yearn for it, but I didn’t know,” she said, referring to the lack of shows with Latino characters. “I had no idea [it was possible].”

It was and it is. And she’s helping contribute.

Machado stars in Netflix’s reboot of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, “One Day at a Time.” The revamped version is set in Echo Park and centers on three generations of a Cuban American family.

The 44-year-old actress, who until now was best known for her role on “Six Feet Under,” stars as Penelope, a war veteran and recently single mother of two children whose mother (played by Rita Moreno) lives with her.

What was your initial reaction to Netflix doing an all-Latino version of the series? Were you nervous, hopeful?
I think I felt confident. I didn’t know [co-showrunners Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Mike Royce] … but I was confident, because it was Norman Lear, that it was going to have a lot of heart and it was going to have a lot of laughs and it was going to be something that I wanted to be involved in. And then when I got the script, then I knew we were on the right track because this was a story that was universal and we weren’t the butt of every joke. Our ethnicity wasn’t what drives the show.

Did you watch the original?
I watched reruns of it when I was growing up, but by the time I started watching it, you know, the girls were already older and so I didn’t really get what everybody loved about it. But what I did do was, when I had my first audition, was see the show. I went home and watched it, and that gave me a lot of permission. I was like, “Oh, this is like a play.” And Bonnie Franklin took her time, everybody took their time, and it was real. That gave me a lot of confidence to go in the next day for the audition.

After 20-plus years in the business, this is your first lead role.
It’s funny because I did get a lead role in the late '90s and it was a show called “I Love Lupe,” and I remember that we shot the pilot, it was a fantastic pilot, and one of the things that was said to me, when it didn’t get picked up, was that they didn’t think America was ready for a Latino family.

Now, I was so young back then, it was kind of a shocking thing to hear, but I just had to keep hustling, you know? And it’s amazing that it’s taken this long to have another lead. I almost thought it wasn’t going to happen. I have to be real honest. I always knew I was going to work, I always knew I’d be a working actress. I never thought — I started to believe that [a lead] wouldn’t happen … So this is unbelievable.

How does it feel to play a version of the all-American mom?
I think it’s about time. I mean, maybe it’s incredible to everybody else, but to us, it’s about time. It’s like, yes, this is a universal story, it’s being told through Latino eyes, and we’re trying to change — you know, as other shows are — the Latino narrative that’s being put out there. So I think it’s fantastic.

What was your reaction upon hearing that Rita Moreno was going to be playing your mother?
Well, she doesn’t remember, but she worked with me twice before. [laughs] But no, I mean, [it’s] great. I knew that it was going to be awesome. You never know what it’s going to be like until you sit down and you do that first reading. I mean, she is Rita Moreno, she’s a legend.

What has been some of the feedback you’ve gotten about the show?
Just so many Latinas and Latinos thanking me for representation, really just saying exactly what we said, like, we were excited, but we don’t know because sometimes we’re like, oh, come on, really? Really, there’s another piñata? You know what I mean? We’re eating tacos, great. We eat other things, people. So all of those things. So it was just — I loved that they feel — especially single moms, veterans, young kids, so there’s so much — our show has so much representation on so many levels that it’s all been positive. (x)

And the winner is...:Tom Holland x Black Actress

Requested:  Can u do one where the reader and Tom are going to the Oscars and the reader is nominated for la laland and wins and Viola says she’s like her daughter :’) and Tom is like super proud and cheers really loud when she wins and she thanks him in her speech and makes a joke about Tom and Ryan. And can u include the after party where they’re like the hawttest thank u boo

AU: The actress is an African American actress who stars in La La Land (honestly that would’ve been a bit more touching to see the struggle of an African American actress in the industry but I ain’t write the script…anyways)


Originally posted by eliserudder

“I am so nervous!” You whispered in Tom’s ear during the commercial break. You were nominated for Best Actress in a leading role for La La Land. You had won every possible award there was but this was the big one. Your category was up next and you could feel the butterflies fluttering in your stomach. 

“You’re going to win love. Trust me.” He kissed you on the cheek. The show was back and your category being announced. “And here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Lead role.”

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don't get it twisted

I’m over the MOON that Sleepy Hollow finally got canceled, after how they treated Abbie/Nicole the writers can rot in hell. Then trying to continue the show without her? Fuck that noise.

but I’m not here for the comparisons of SH and OUAT re: Jen leaving the show. The only real comparison is that both Nicole and Jen are/were the heart and soul of their show and the core of its inception. yes, neither show should continue without them. totally agree with you there.

But as for the circumstances of their departures, there’s a key difference: Jen is CHOOSING to leave because her contract is up, whereas Nicole was systematically cut out and her character devalued over the course of her three-year tenure with the show. period, end of story.

to recap, Jennifer Morrison has announced she’s leaving OUAT. the announcement was kind of abrupt, a week before the finale, but we all knew her contract was up this season, and she’d dropped little hints. it just FELT like it came out of nowhere because we knew she loved playing Emma so much, which when you think about it is the best reason for us to feel that way. anyway Jen leaving is entirely her own choice, since it’s obvious she’s had no lack of influence in shaping Emma’s character and roles in the various storylines. there genuinely seems to be no ill will between her and the writers. she just wants the chance to pursue her career goals, move onwards and upwards, after giving 6 years of her life to OUAT. totally understandable, I love her so much and I wish her all the success.

ON THE OTHER HAND

Nicole Beharie left SH last year in a move a lot of us saw coming - not that we expected they would KILL HER OFF, but in the sense that there was a MULTITUDE of public microaggressions that were very evident, let alone what was going on behind the scenes. #AbbieMillsDeservedBetter

moreover, Abbie’s treatment (and very likely Nicole’s) was UN-MIS-TAK-ABLY (saying it clearly for the people in the back) about race. Nicole was a talented black woman who spoke her mind and clearly disagreed with the direction of the show once it started going cray. (Orlando Jones backed her up, led the charge on her behalf, and was quickly disposed of for it, but that’s another story.) Abbie Mills was a Powerful Black Woman TM who was forced to cede to the various white characters that paraded in and out of the show. her character was diminished, sidelined - SHE INHERITED ACTUAL FUCKING MAGIC FROM HER ENSLAVED ANCESTORS THAT SHE USED LIKE ONCE??? WE GOT ONLY ONE EPISODE ABOUT HER MOTHER???? - to make room for an increased focus on Ichabod (at best) or Henry or Katrina or fucking Betsy, for real though who tf cared about Betsy??? no one, that’s who. and then when Nicole was KILLED OFF her OWN SHOW, we the audience were told “sometimes minority characters just die separate from being a minority.”

FUCK. THAT. NOISE.

anyway I’m an OUAT blog, you know Emma and CS are my OTL, I’ll fight you for them. but don’t compare a successful established white actress deciding to peacefully exit her show after her character’s arc has culminated on a high note, to an up-and-coming black actress who was pushed out of her show and denied justice for the character she created.

anonymous asked:

Hi! My apologies if you've answered this, but what's the difference between the Broadway and London cadenza? Why were two created and which one is most commonly used on tours and non-replicas? Which was used in the film? X

Sure.

Both cadenzas were created in London by the two original Christine actresses; Sarah Brightman came up with the Broadway one, and continued to use it when she went to the Broadway production, while Claire Moore (Brightman’s alternate in London) came up with the London cadenza. A cadenza is meant to be an improvised passage that shows off the best features of a singer’s voice, so it was a nice touch of realism to allow the actresses to do so, Furthermore, Sarah Brightman’s alternate on Broadway, Patti Cohenour, also came up with her own cadenza.

However, after the original cast left, they stopped allowing improvisation of the cadenza, and most productions have stuck to one or the other. The London cadenza, as you can imagine, has been used chiefly in London, though it also appears in the UK tours. The Broadway cadenza, despite its name, has been used not only on Broadway but in tours, international productions, and non-replica productions all over the world, making it the most common cadenza by far. Sadly, the Patti Cohenour cadenza has virtually disappeared.

There are a couple of variations on each cadenza:

  • The Broadway cadenza was originally written with the high note as a B, not a C, and it’s still sung this way by Japanese Christines and, very occasionally, London Christines: https://youtu.be/N6hKXeHO8_c?t=2m58s
  • The Broadway cadenza can be sung staccato, as Sarah Brightman and some other Christines did it, where each note sounds separate and distinct: https://youtu.be/Z1bO91S3fl4?t=3m3s
  • The Broadway cadenza can also be sung legato, where each note seems to flow into the next (this seems somewhat more common than the staccato version): https://youtu.be/amkfAd7Q7Wo?t=3m10s
  • And occasionally, some actresses will combine it, either staccato+legato or legato+staccato: https://youtu.be/F08Hg-EB3Pk?t=3m3s
  • The London cadenza was basically the same, but when Rachel Barrell came along, she made the trill in the middle staccato, and it’s been that way ever since: https://youtu.be/LV-4hdzMX1k?t=4m3s

As noted in a previous ask, London Christines can use the Broadway cadenza (Maria Kesselman, Jan Hartley-Morris, Katie Knight Adams, Nicky Adams Anna O’Byrne, and Harriet Jones in her second run all do), but oddly, Broadway Christines cannot use the London cadenza. Some Christines in international productions will also occasionally break the “Broadway cadenza only” rule:

Supposedly, Valerie Link in the Hamburg revival had a new cadenza written for her by ALW, but she may only have used it in one of the very first preview performances, as all subsequent performances show her using the Broadway cadenza. No recording has ever come up of this new cadenza. Emmy Rossum in the 2004 film (and the actresses who dubbed her over) used a variation on the Broadway/Brightman cadenza, only she went down in the middle instead of up: https://youtu.be/utdu_fTRP1U?t=3m14s

Finally, a few interesting cadenzas of note:

So there you go, a rather exhaustive listing on the who, what, where, when, why and how of the cadenzas are used in Phantom.

IMPORTANT: Reasons to watch “No Tomorrow”
  • a pansexual WOC character who actually uses that word
  • and the main character lady is either bi or pan
  • a really fun romcom about living your life to the fullest
  • poc characters
  • Jenna Dewan kissing another lady in episode 4
  • cutest friendships
  • sex/sexuality is not a taboo, they talk about polygamy, 3somes/4somes without judging, etc.
  • Evie’s sister’s family is biracial. Not a big deal but i thought it was a nice touch bc I don’t see that often on tv.
  • AND IT ONLY HAS 4 EPISODES SO FAR

What is it about: A girl with too many personal boundaries meets a dude who has a theory that the world is gonna end in 8 months. He shows her his bucket list (apocalyst) and gets her to help him complete it. She also makes her own. So they go and do random fun stuff. He teaches her to live her life more freely. She also teaches him stuff and helps him. She has two best friends and a weird boss who has a crush on one of them. Also her weird family. Everyone is so cute and the main actress is an actual angel.

tl;dr: IT’S JUST SO GOOD PLS WATCH IT

> trailer <

“Carol was extremely different in the comic and I was attempting to tell a completely different story with that character than what we ended up doing on the show. Carol in the comic and Carol on the show couldn’t be more different. I’m really proud of the evolution that that character has gone through. It’s one of the best parts of the show. Melissa McBride’s performance is absolutely amazing. More than any other character, Carol has evolved in leaps and bounds. You go back to the first season and it’s almost like a different actress is playing that character because she’s so different. It’s been a really remarkable transformation in a show about transformation. That’s been a great and welcome change.” - Robert Kirkman

asoue fancasting: part one

i originally fancasted all of the asoue books without really thinking about the tone of the series. after season one, i realised that what i needed was to look for actors and actresses who could fit in with the…to say the least, quirky tone of the show. i felt that some of the actors didn’t quite pull off the type of humour required (for example, despite being totally delighted with the choice of alfre woodard, i didn’t feel that she was totally the right fit).

with that in mind, i’ve started trying to get some fancasts together for some of the big players from season two. 

VICE PRINCIPAL NERO

kelsey grammer

probably best known for his extremely long standing comedy roles on cheers and frasier during the 1990s. i’m so devoted to this fancast it’s actually painful. he’s totally able to play a cartoonish villainous person - see his voicing of sideshow bob in the simpsons - and a lot of his characters are very self-absorbed and arrogant, which is perfect for nero. also, he’s got form with musical numbers.

larry david

if, for some unknown reason, someone casting for netflix doesn’t understand my bizarre obsession with kelsey grammer, larry david would be another good pick. his show curb your enthusiasm would be a good example of why. 

I need to type out my feelings about the latest AOS episode.

1. The fitzsimmons scene. I knew Fitz had to be the other LMD after Radcliffe mentioned he had another one undercover. But that scene had me doubting myself. And Jemma’s heartbreak not knowing if she was or was not a LMD or if Fitz was one…. It was so emotional. Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge need awards. AND SHE HAD TO STAB HIM. She will forever have that in her memory!!! She has gone through too much. Someone needs to take Shields acronmy and change it to mean something along the lines of physical and psychological pain. *wraps Fitz and Simmons in blankets*

2. THE HUG between Daisy and Jemma was so beautiful. I love their friendship. And the scene before it was INTENSE. 

3. Daisy fighting LMD Mack and Coulson. And the way she destroyed them. You go girl.

4. I have never wanted to see gifsets of an episode so badly in a long time.

5. I knew Radcliffe would get stuck in the Mindframe. 

6. Coulson’s a teacher. It’s like an AU fan fic.

7. MAY”S HYDRA??! She can’t be evil. I refuse. She’s probably just undercover.

8. Fury has a tombstone. Jemma can’t be dead, I refuse. She probably faked her death and is working for Shield.

9. So Fitz is a rich tech businessman? Maybe? And who was in the car with him? A family member? Aida?

10. So Ward is Daisy’s boyfriend. Great. *sarcasm* I hope it’s because: 1. He’s probably just the person that Daisy thought he was before he betrayed them. 2. Maybe they work for Hydra in the Mindframe? And maybe in the Mindframe she’s only in a relationship with him to spy on him? 

11. I wonder if the explosion that May LMD triggered killed the Shield redshirts that were unconscious? That was a pretty big explosion… 

12. Mack’s a dad! I have a feeling his daughter is the one that died…

13. What is the name of the song that was played at the beginning of the episode and the end?

14. ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE’S ACTING. IAIN DE CAESTECKER’S ACTING. CHLOE BENNET’S ACTING. *claps* 

15. *wraps everyone in blankets* 

16. This episode was one of the best of the whole series. Brilliant. Heartbreaking. Intense. Phenomenal. Emotional. It felt like a horror movie. 

17. WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL APRIL?!?! WHHHHYYYYY?!! 

18. This cast is amazing. The actress who plays Aida is just, wow. She has the whole be a creepy robot thing down. 

19. This show NEEDS to be renewed. 

Why does Leverage not have a bigger, more active fandom?

I mean the show has a main cast of five people. Two of those people are some of the most impressively and complexly written female characters I have seen on television. The other three male characters all defy stereotypes, you have a professional assassin who specializes in hand to hand combat who also raises bonsai and is a classically trained chef. You also have a black guy who is a total computer geek and genius. Then you have the ex insurance agent/ ex Catholic seminarian who decides to run a gang of super thieves. And those are just the men.

One of the women is a cute little blonde who will proceed to stab you with a fork, leap off a forty story building, and then steal a priceless painting. She has a complex backstory that is slowly revealed throughout the series and eventually she takes over the entire operation.

The other woman is a failed actress and brilliant conwoman who can manipulate anyone she wants too, this frequently includes the men on her team. She also speaks countless languages and is a total badass. She is also played by an ethnically Jewish actress who is the daughter of Russian and Polish immigrants.

This show has some of the best character development I have ever seen along with snappy plot and brilliant one liners. It’s also entirely on Netflix. It also makes Dr. Who references at various points. Summary, this show is absolutely beautiful. You should all watch it.