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westratenick: It’s the last day of #TurnAMC and I want to thank @1jamiebell, our number one. A big show like this needs a great leader, and this man has been one every step of the way. He’s treated me like a brother from the day I first showed up. I’m proud to know him, and was very sad on this last day of shooting pictured above.

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finally got around to watch people v. oj and honestly i have so much respect for robert kardashian especially after watching this interview

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The Kennedy Family, one of the most famous political family in America;

Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Sr, (1888-1969) married Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995) on 1914, with whom he had nine children, including former US President JFK, Senators RFK & Ted Kennedy.

Their nine children:

1. Joseph “Joe” Patrick Kennedy Jr. (1915-1944), died on a naval airplane explosion during Operation Aphrodite.
2. John “Jack” Fitzgerald Kennedy/JFK (1917-1963), was a Member of US Representatives from Massachusetts (1947-1953), Senator of Massachusetts (1953-1960), and later the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963) until his assassination in Dallas, Texas.
3. Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy (1918-2005), had behavioral problems leading to her father’s decision to prefrontal lobotomies, although it failed and left her incapacitated permanently.
4. Kathleen “Kick” Agnes Kennedy (1920-1948), became Marchioness of Hartington upon marrying William Cavendish, Marquess of Harrington on 1944. She died from an airplane crash.
5. Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009), she married Sargent Shriver, US Ambassador to France (under LBJ’s presidency) on 1953. She was the founder of Special Olympics.
6. Patricia “Pat” Helen Kennedy (1924-2006), married English actor Peter Lawford in 1954, but divorced in 1966.
7. Robert “Bobby” Francis Kennedy/RFK (1925-1968), was 64th Attorney General (under his brother JFK’s presidency) (1961-1963), then later US Senator of New York (1965-1968). In 1968, he was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, however he was assassinated in that same year in Los Angeles, California.
8. Jean Ann Kennedy (1928-), became US Ambassador to Ireland (1993-1998). She married Stephen Smith, a financial analyst and political strategist on 1956. She’s the only surviving child of Joe Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy’s immediate family.
9. Edward “Ted” Moore Kennedy (1932-2009), was US Senator of Massachusetts (1962-2009), and was the 1980 candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, only resulting to loss to President Carter.

To honor Robert Godwin Sr., the man who was slain by the so-called Facebook killer, Philadelphia Police forensic graphic artist Officer Jonny Castro created this digital portrait. http://bit.ly/2ocfF4k

Godwin, 74, was a retired foundry worker and father of 10 who was picking up aluminum cans when he was senselessly murdered.

In their tribute for Godwin on Facebook, police urged the public to report crimes: “YOU - the public - are the best weapon we have in the fight against crime. Mr. Godwin’s killer is no longer a threat because a citizen picked up a phone and called police.”

Robert De Niro Sr. & Virginia Admiral

Admiral & De Niro were both promising young artists in 1940s Greenwich village when they met in a Hans Hoffmann painting class. 

The couple surrounded themselves with bohemian artists and writers of the time. Admiral was also a poet and worked for a time as a typist for her friend Anais Nin, both she and De Niro Sr. wrote erotica briefly for Nin. 

The couple married in 1942 and in 1943 had their son, the actor Robert De Niro Jr. They divorced soon after but remained close friends throughout their lives.

Both became highly acclaimed abstract painters in their own right and have work included in the Guggenheim collection.

So I am yet again avoiding real-world responsibilities in favor of trying to find out more about the Culpers. I found some letters in the library of congress awhile back so I’m actually going over them now.

Abe’s handwriting is just totally illegible. Maybe it’s because I’m not accustomed to reading 18th-century letters with my 21rst century eyes and I’m completely out of practice, but I can’t read a word. I managed to get through one that was just about him traveling to New York soon that was like half a page. He signs Samuel Culper like this:

I’ve moved on to reading Robert’s letters because I’m praying he has better handwriting. He does, some of them are just faded to the point where I can’t make them out. He also writes “sir” in the most extra way possible:

I love these dudes, okay, they’re great.

anonymous asked:

that clip of the lightwoods is so interesting to me? Like, even though Alec is hella done with maryse, for a split second he reverts back to his submissive posture in front of her. I also loved the way he tried to warn Izzy to tone down what she was saying in front of max. And maryse's reaction to Izz dragging her was fascinating. She seemed... not regretful but more embressed? Idk if I'm making sense. I just really hope we see more of the lightwood dynimacs in future episodes.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES I love talking about the Lightwoods’ dynamic!! I definitely want to see more of it because it’s so damn interesting, and I also want to see more of the Lightwood kids and Robert, too (and I wonder if they’re going to do the whole Anna Marie Highsmith thing in the show, but it doesn’t seem like it).

I like how they show how rebelliousness of any kind does not come easily to Alec. There are way too many protagonist characters in general and in the show (each of Clary, Jace, and Izzy, to name a few) that are just “fuck the rules I’m gonna do the right thing/what my heart says!” but that they still depict that as a bit of a struggle for Alec is really interesting to me and I hope they explore that further (and how he eventually overcomes it). Like his most “rebellious” act was far and away the kiss at the wedding, and for the first time in his life, he does do what his heart says – and then, right after – “What did I just do?” So it’s still a conflict for him, even if his heart does win out in the end (as we see now with Malec), and that’s one of the things I find most interesting about his character.

So like, even though he is indeed hella done with Maryse, you can see how he kind of shifts as soon as he sees her, becomes a little more soldier-like in his countenance and his stance, the obedience coming naturally to him through years of conditioning himself to be like that (if he can be the perfect soldier and the dutiful son, it can compensate for his other self-perceived shortcomings and they at least won’t hate him for never being good enough).

Also, another detail I loved from that clip was Alec and Izzy’s different reaction to Robert’s absence. Like, Alec was hardly surprised but Izzy really was, and I think it highlights the different ways that Robert treats Alec vs. Izzy. Like, Robert dotes on Izzy and it’s pretty clear that she’s his favourite, and he’s seen as the Good™ parent compared to Maryse, but other than the scene after the kiss in 1x12, he hasn’t really treated Alec very well either – in fact, blaming him directly for Jace’s insubordinations in 1x06-1x07, and Alec’s allusion to past mistreatment in 1x09 (“You drilled into me that I was never good enough”). So I really want to see more of Robert and Alec’s dynamic and how it’s different from Robert and Izzy’s. I think both Maryse and Robert basically got used to Alec being more of a soldier than a son and treated him accordingly (and tried to do the same with Izzy, but she was more resilient in that sense).

(And I think Maryse is sort of the inverse, in that Alec is her “favourite” (after the Jace/demon blood thing, because before it was pretty clearly Jace), even though she doesn’t exactly treat any of them very well, but she has a massive and clear disdain for Izzy that’s not as much there for Alec, likely because of Alec’s soldier-like obedience more than anything else – although we haven’t seen them interact too much about his coming-out and Magnus, so I’m really really really excited to see how they portray that in 2x08.)

Also I talked at length about the Lightwood parent/child dynamics in this post and go over some of these thoughts in greater detail! 

FINALLY, yes! I really liked how they showed some dimension to Maryse, because after 1x12-13, people were so so so quick to completely villainize her and so many Malec fics actually made her out to be the villain of the story. Like, between her treatment of her kids and her being in the Circle, she’s not a good person by any stretch of the imagination – but here in this clip you can see that despite everything, she does care about her children and their relationship with her, and she can feel how frosty they are towards her, and I’m sure no mother – no matter how convinced of her own toxic ideologies – really likes that feeling. Plus, if you recall, Jocelyn was in the Circle with Maryse and Robert (Maryse was a very prominent member according to the books), so you can only imagine that Jocelyn and Maryse knew each other and probably quite well. So I like that she mentioned Jocelyn and looked genuinely sad about her passing.