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Hey everyone! To celebrate our most beloved TV mom, I decided to start a Lorelai Gilmore Appreciation Week. From March 06 to March 12 you can post anything you want (graphics, gifs, videos, etc! go wild) as long as it’s about Lorelai and it fits the theme. Don’t forget to use the tag #lgaw17 in the first five tags so everyone can see your creation! 

Here are the daily themes:

  • day 1, 03/06: favorite season
  • day 2, 03/07: favorite relationship
  • day 3, 03/08: favorite tropes or traits
  • day 4, 03/09: favorite scene(s)
  • day 5, 03/10: favorite looks
  • day 6, 03/11: favorite quote(s)
  • day 7, 03/12: free choice

I hope you guys can be a part of it! Shoot me a message if you have any questions, and have fun! ♥️️

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David Tennant as Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet (2000) - Part 3

Excerpts from a Scotland on Sunday article on David at the RSC in 2000

“He is perfect casting, because of the intensity he brings to his work,“ Michael Boyd says.  While Tennant’s great friend and former landlady, the comic performer and author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?, Arabella Weir, says: "He’s astonishingly focused for his age and amazingly straightforward and honest. He’s trustworthy and he’s honourable.”

There is still something uncynical and unspoilt about him, though. He confesses that being with the RSC can be scary. “Not only because you are in the home of ‘world class classical theatre’ (as all the brochures tell you), but these big Shakespearean roles come with a lot of historical baggage attached. People tell you how romantic Ian McKellen was as Romeo, or how masculine Sean Bean was, or how marvellous Laurence Olivier was. You feel the weight of all those ghosts, those performances that have taken on a mystical resonance. And because it’s Shakespeare, you feel it’s hard to make it believable, because it is so beautiful.  With this play, everyone has so many ideas about it, that you almost want to play against the beauty. We did the balcony scene the other day and I was doing: 'But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!’ And I was going: 'How can I say that?’ It is beyond parody, but all you can do is be personal with it and make it your own, if that doesn’t sound too pretentious. I know that’s how Alex [who plays Juliet] feels about famous lines like, 'Parting is such sweet sorrow’.”   

The intensity of the rollercoaster he is on is overwhelming. Stratford is a grueling, sometimes stifling, hothouse. Rehearsal followed by show, followed by rehearsal, in one long punishing schedule. After one-and-a-half hours in the rehearsal room, there is just time for a snack  before voice warm-ups for the matinee of The Rivals. There, Tennant’s rapier-thin young blade gets involved in sword fights and various cunning derring-do disguises, then he is off again for lunch. And back on again, for The Comedy of Errors. A short show, but a physical one, as Tennant slides down those banisters, executes pratfalls and turns in a brilliantly funny double act with Ian Hughes, who plays his manservant, Dromio. He also does the neatly witty trick of lighting two post-coital cigarettes after seducing his long lost twin’s wife and then buries his head in Nina Conti’s cleavage.

Later Tennant is in his dressing-room, stripped to the waist, slapping Simple moisturizer onto his face, swigging pints of mineral water, and packing up his make-up box, an old-fashioned leather bowling case. As we leave, we trip up over a bloody but unbowed Hotspur, about to go on stage and die in Henry IV, Part 1. Falstaff is plumped in the corner and wishes us a courteous good night, while various make-up girls daub elderly knights. “It’s like this every night at this time,” says Tennant. “You can’t move for men in armour and there’s blood everywhere.”    

Photo credits include:  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, photostage.co.uk, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and more 

Other parts of this Romeo photoset [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]

Hey uh. Yeah, everybody stims, but if you aren’t autistic, adhd, manic, etc then you really need to reconsider why it’s so important to you to make posts like “Everyone stims so quit acting like it’s only for you people!!”

Like… it’s dead obvious you’re referring to paint mixing videos and stuff ?? Like I promise you most of the people making a big deal abt how “Everyone stims” are the same people who would genuinely never feel the need to rock/flap/etc

Even if you have anxiety/etc it’s quite frankly disgusting of you to remove something from highly stigmatized groups and act like it’s ‘totally normal!!!!!!!!’

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This is so far out of what I usually post, but I was looking for goat pictures in my tangled mess of hard drives and found this. I didn’t know I had this. These are my grandparents, Guy and Perla, just before my grandfather shipped out in WW2. They’re both gone now, but they were so much in love, you can see here how much they truly loved each other, and I was struck with the urge to share.

My grandpa and his two best friends joined the Canadian navy the day after the City of Benares, carrying evacuated children from Britain to Canada, was sunk by German torpedoes.

How my grandparents met is the best. I don’t know the full details, but grandpa took the train back from college and the friends who were supposed to collect him (I’m guessing those two lads up there) from the train station didn’t. Grandma drove past him sitting there, waiting. Then drove past him again. And one more time. And then she picked him up. The rest, as they say, is history.

My grandma was kind of a badass.

Whoever that dude is, he doesn’t approve. Perla could give a good goddamn.

  • Brahms, Intermezzo 2 (Sechs Klavierstücke)), Op. 118
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So, today I really missed playing piano, since I haven’t really done it much in the last decade and I want to get back into it.

I played one of my favorite pieces, Johannes Brahms’ Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2, and on a whim, recorded it, and decided to post it here to remind myself that I actually still am a musician, even after all these years.

Enjoy!