suit it up sundays

#SanversWeek in just a few days!!!!

Are yall suited up???

Day 1 (Sunday) – Intimacy

Day 2 (Monday) – Nerd Girlfriends

Day 3 (Tuesday) – “You’re drunk.”

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Hogwarts AU

Day 5 (Thursday) – Domestic

Day 6 (Friday) – Smut

Day 7 (Saturday) – Soulmates AU

Make sure you tag all of your creations with the hashtag #sanversweek and #day1 #day2 or whatever is appropriate within the first five tags.

Otherwise, I won’t be able to reblog!

Also, make sure whatever you write for #day3 (”You’re drunk”) is 10000% consensual!!!! (Remember that Alex or Maggie don’t have to be the ones that are drunk, and yall will get your fill of smut on Friday #day6, so I’m just sayin.)

Happy creating, yall!!!!

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So, some fun stories to go with these photos.

I spotted (ha) the Adrien and Marinette and ran up to them, squealing in my best attempt at Chloe’s obnoxious valley-girl voice, “Oh my god, Adrien, HI!!! (Glances over , grimaces) Oh hey Marinette.” They were great though and we’re kind enough to pose with me.

The second two photos pretty much speak for themselves, but that was the ONLY suited-up Ladybug we saw on Sunday, and just as we ran into her the little girl came up and she was just enthralled. She even knew I was Anti-Bug. It was great. What a lovely fandom :):)

I could easily sit here and list all the brilliant Australian actors who’ve performed with utter credibility as believable British/English characters over the past quarter century, from Judy Davis to Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I.

But apparently Starz’s/the BBC’s big-budget, ‘prestige’ Howards End couldn’t afford a dialogue coach for Philippa Coultard????

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Inktober day 8 for Sunday.
This is a suit in Love Nikki Dress-up Queen I’ve been working on for a while now. Every time I get new flower stuff I add to it. The last patch provided me with a bag and some of the leaf stuff from a previous event suit.
I titled this suit “Persephone” after the Greek Goddess.
I provided a screenshot of the suit in game.
The specks of black ink was a stylized thing I decided to try out. Mostly because BiC ballpoint pens leak ink a bit.

WWE’S Seth Rollins on playing the jerk in ‘Armed Response’ (IGN Interview)

The freakin’ Kingslayer talks fighting with Anne Heche, acting with Wesley Snipes, and scoring the cover of 2K18.

Before WWE Superstar Seth Rollins heads into SummerSlam on Sunday, August 20th, you can watch him suit up for some spooky action in Armed Response - a new paranormal thriller from WWE and KISS legend Gene Simmons that opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, August 4th.

Starring Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, and Simmons himself in a cameo role, Armed Response follows a team of special forces soldiers as they investigate an artificial intelligence gone wrong inside a secret high-tech facility known as The Temple.

Rollins, in his very first movie roll, stars as one of the most brutal members of Snipes’ highly-skilled black ops unit and as the mystery deepens and the danger rises, Rollins’ Bret starts to become more and more unhinged.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Rollins about his first foray into film and what it was like to go toe-to-toe with…Anne Heche.

IGN: When did you film Armed Response?

Seth Rollins: It was all shot in April of 2016, I want to say.

IGN: Yeah, you looked pretty mobile and I was wondering how it coincided with your knee injury.

Rollins: I was right at the end of my rehab period. So I got hurt and had surgery in November of 2015 so this was probably five months or so out from that. I was at the very end of my rehab so I was moving around pretty well, though I still had a ways to go before I was ring ready, but I was certainly silver screen ready.

IGN: When I watched the trailer, you’re only shown a few times so I thought “Oh, he’ll die pretty quickly.” But you’re in this until the very end. It’s a pretty prominent role. What was your favorite part about playing this guy?

Rollins: Yeah, Bret’s just a hard dude, man. Clearly a veteran of many battles and conflicts and he’s pretty straight-forward when it comes to what he thinks is true and how he wants things to get done. And he doesn’t like taking orders necessarily. I think he just likes to tell it like it is. Or at least how he sees things from his perspective. He’s not shy when it comes to sharing his opinion. He’s constantly ready to let you know what he feels about everything that’s going on.

IGN: In these types of films, there’s always the one soldier who’s had it with all the craziness. Like Hudson in Aliens.

Rollins: Yeah, that was the fun part. Bret’s role in the film is the guy who’s looking for logical answers to everything. He’s saying “Look, I’ve been in situations like this before and it’s not ghosts or aliens or anything crazy like that.” He looks at the hard empirical evidence and wants to move forward based on that. Some of the other characters in the film are thinking about things in a different way so it creates some good drama. It was cool though to just get into that zone and be a little bit of a jerk.

IGN: From the poster, you’d think this was just a straight action film, but there’s a big ghostly mystery element to it. Also, a sci-fi bend.

Rollins: When I first read the script, I thought it was pretty damn cool. I thought it was very interesting because it had a lot of elements that I think people are afraid of when it comes to today’s technology and the power that artificial intelligence can wield. It also had the whole “Whodunnit?” deal of people being trapped in a space and not knowing what’s going on. It had a strong suspense element to it. And like you said, the poster sort of makes it look like a huge action blow-out, and there are some big action pieces in it for sure, but I don’t think that’s what the soul of the movie is. I think it’s cool that it’s able to cross over different genres and give you different feelings from moment to moment.

Seth Rollins and Wesley Snipes in Armed Response.

IGN: How does it work with the WWE Studios films? Were they like “You’re up. Time to be in a movie?”

Rollins: It’s definitely an option. They called me and said that they had this script and this movie and obviously I had this time off due to injury so it made things easier to schedule, but yeah they said they had this role they thought I’d be perfect for and asked if I wanted to read the script. It was an open invitation and I’d never done anything like this before so it was very intriguing. I wanted to check it out. The script was cool and the cast was awesome so I figured “Why not?”

IGN: Obviously, you’re able to perform in thousands of people, but how nervous were you headed into this?

Rollins: It was a little nerve-racking, sure, since it was my first time. And I was dealing with some pretty great and seasoned actors – like Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, and Dave Annable who were the other players in the movie – and they all had a ton of experience. Working scenes with Anne, who’s amazing and has a great emotional range, I’d have to try and match her level of talent. Or to work with Wesley who’s just always calm and cool and always very subtle in his scenes, I’d try to pick up on what he’s doing in specific moments so that I could play off them and how he delivers his lines. So I was always focused, just so they could see me as a peer and maybe not some idiot who’s coming in from the pro-wrestling world. I’m sure they had their preconceived notions about me so I just hope that once we were finished with a scene, or finished with the movie overall, that I managed to change their perspective based on what they were expecting.

IGN: Speaking of Anne Heche, of all the people to actually have fight scenes with in this film you get into it pretty harsh with Anne. What was that like?

Rollins: Yeah, it was fun. It was cool. Doing fight scenes in movies is a lot different than in WWE, but it was still relatively easy. One of the things that’s very interesting to me is that the fight choreography, on these movies - someone like Anne who hasn’t done that many movie fights in her life, it might take her a bit more time to memorize the steps of a fight. But she was into it. She really got in there. But it’s something that I do all the time so it came second nature to me, so I didn’t have to rehearse all that much. The fight coordinators are very particular and they’re safety-oriented so they really want to make sure you got it all down, but if you tell me once, I’m there. I don’t need to go over it a million times. I got it. It comes very naturally to me to do that. And our industry is a little more physical than I think some people know, with regard to how much contact is made between WWE Superstars when we’re wrestling a match. Whereas on set, sometimes actors aren’t familiar with that sort of physicality. There’s a scene where Dave and I sort of quickly brawl and Dave’s heart rate definitely went up when I snatched him by his vest and dumped him on a table. But it’s just a different atmosphere so it was cool to just bring a little bit of my world into the mix and I think they appreciated it.

IGN: Where was this shot? Was it an abandoned prison?

Rollins: It was an actual working prison. It was not abandoned. It was actually built somewhat recently. It’s a newer prison in southern Louisiana, probably about an hour south of New Orleans. The entire movie was filmed in that area and even the scenes, the desert scenes, where we’re supposedly over in the Middle East, they somehow managed to make that look great even though we were just in New Orleans. It was a cool experience all around. The prison was wild. It definitely had its inmates rolling around. It was a functional working prison.

IGN: I noticed that your costume in the movie was basically your old Shield gear more or less.

Rollins: Yeah, it didn’t too feel strange. [laughs] To put a vest back on and stuff like that. It was funny. I thought that was an interesting costume choice, but it worked out well. It was cool to sort of jump back into that outfit for a while.

IGN: Switching gears slightly, how does it feel to be on the cover of WWE 2K18? And were you expecting any fan backlash after smashing all those ironic wrestling items in the reveal video?

Rollins: No, I didn’t really expect too much backlash. I thought it was cool and exciting. I got to smash things with a bat. Take off Andre’s head. Burn a bunch of stuff and break glass with my fist. It was a cool experience. We shot it in LA in this abandoned mall, which felt super weird. I know they filmed some scenes from Westworld in there too, which is a great show so I was just excited to be on the same set of that show. It was a really spooky experience to be in an abandoned mall, but I think the spot turned out great. It was a big win for 2K, WWE, and myself. There’s certainly an element of responsibility that goes with being on the cover, but I’m just stoked for it. I think it’s awesome for our generation to have a guy on the cover who comes from the group of guys and girls on the road right now who are grinding it out every single day and night. I feel honored to have gotten the opportunity and that I was chosen to be that guy when it could have been anyone from Charlotte Flair to Sasha Banks to Roman Reigns.

Armed Response opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, August 4th.

I’m judging the final round of a mock trial competition this weekend at one of the local law schools. It’s nice to see the bright young things excited about the law and putting their all into the competition. 

Especially when I know they’re all about to become cynical and start questioning their life decisions about 10 minutes after taking the bar exam.

ladynefertankh  asked:

You've made an interesting case for why Bucky is probably not of Romanian/Jewish heritage (though people are always free to have their headcanons!). What are your thoughts however on Bucky being from an Irish Catholic background, except somewhat more prosperous than Steve's (possibly with more extended family to help during hard times) ? Also while Bucky has probably had an easier life compared to Steve, it seems unlikely the cultural or financial gulf between them would be overwhelming.

For some reason, I’ve always seen Bucky and his family being of the class of people who would be of protestant descent, given how badly Irish Catholics of all varieties were still being treated then.

To put it into a historical context, England had been supressing Ireland for a long time. Specifically the Catholics. The one way you could be allowed some degree of freedom was to reject Catholicism and accept the Church of England and Protestantism as the one true faith. Needless to say this did not go well.

Catholics were basically treated like dirt. Imagine how African Americans were treated during the Civil Rights movement: no voting, no education, no living within 5 miles of a corporate town etc. Meanwhile, their brethren who had turned to Protestantism prospered and thrived. Admittedly only to the degree the English would allow, but they were much further up the social ladder than their Catholic cousins.

So many Irish Catholics took emigration as the only way out. And, as you can imagine, this means that the majority of the Irish migrants leaving for the new world would be poverty-stricken and uneducated because of the restrictions placed on them by law. It started way back in the 18th century, and continued, through the Potato Famine, right through the increasing tensions and republican warfare against the British Crown.

So you can imagine that by the time Steve shows up, there have been nearly two centuries of poor, deprived Irish Catholics showing up. They were often so poor, they had to just settle in the first city they arrived in, because they couldn’t afford to go elsewhere, which is why New York ended up with such a massive Irish population.

Yes, many of them started clawing their way up the social ladder from the very bottom, but I think it’s very telling that to this day, in the country that was technically ‘founded’ by Puritans (aka Protestants who found the Church of England too Catholic), the USA has only had one Catholic President (JFK).

And so, back to the Bucky question, it comes down to the same issues I have with the idea of Bucky being of Jewish descent. He just feels too confident in himself and who he is to come from a background that is still being so actively oppressed. Sure, maybe he’s several generations down the line, come into money, and less pious, but something about it doesn’t feel quite right.

This is a guy so confident in his social standing that he doesn’t care that he’s hanging out with the Irish asshole. He doesn’t have to care about his reputation, because he’s still going to be treated with respect regardless. He is pretty much middle-class white American male. You can see it in the way not!Clara dotes on him. You can see it in the way he dresses and carries himself. You can tell from the way he gets promoted straight to sergeant.

The class difference between Steve and Bucky is massive. Steve has to spend his whole life fighting to be recognised because of his background and his appearance and his health issues, whereas Bucky just walks into a situation and is immediately full-confidence and raised through the ranks.

And Bucky would never even think of it, because it’s never been a problem for him, but for Steve, who is lower, even working-class, he can’t understand it. He sees anything Bucky does for him as pity rather than friendship: oh, help the poor little Irish kid. He doesn’t grasp that Bucky could befriend him because he likes him, because why would someone from further up the social ladder do that? He appreciates it, but he sure as hell doesn’t understand it.

The way I see him is old-fashioned Anglican stock, or perhaps even of Irish Protestant descent, even though the migration of Irish Protestants was less common than Irish Catholics for the simple reason that they didn’t need to leave to have the freedom to live.

He’s not especially religious himself, but it’s a long-standing family tradition, and Bucky is very much about doing what’s expected of him (like signing up for the army. He sure as hell didn’t want to be there, but he knew he had to). He’s the kind who would go to the Church with his family on Sundays, dressed up in his Sunday best (aka the suit from the post-funeral scene). He would know the hymns and recite the scriptures because it makes his mother proud, and as soon as he was done, sneak off to catch Steve coming out of Mass, kicking at a can and grumpy as hell.

But yis. This is all headcanon, and it’s pretty much how I’ve always seen him :)

enchanted || tomlinswift

Louis had done the impossible. After a night out, he had drunkenly decided to go to Los Angeles for Steve’s masquerade party to surprise Taylor. Well, he had drunkenly booked a jet with one of the people who had flown him and the rest of the boys around during their band days, so everything was very set in stone. Waking up the next morning, he barely remembered it, but a quick call from his mate reminded him that it was time to start moving things along. He showered, packed a bag for a couple days, not really knowing how long he was gonna stay but also not really caring since he had some back up clothing back in LA, and talked to Saoirse, confirming his gut feeling that someone as hopelessly romantic as Taylor Swift would never miss a masquerade party. After texting with the Irish lassie, he texted his ever so faithful assistant back in America to get him a dozen pink roses, a car to pick him up at the airport and drop him home and a black mask to match the black suit he had planned. And so, with everything set, the Brit made his way to the airport.

The flight to LAX was shorter than he expected… Well, he did sleep through most of it, but as soon as he was woken up by Matt, the pilot, he clapped him on the back and got off. A car had been expecting him, and he was at his place in less than ten minutes. He didn’t have much time, so while he unpacked his suit and hung it up, he spoke to Briana about seeing Freddie on Sunday, he tossed his phone on the bed, took a shower, changed into his black suit, white shirt and black tie, grabbed the mask and slipped it in his pocket before calling up the driver once again. Deciding to leave the bouquet of flowers for the next morning, because what would she do with a dozen roses at a party, he made his way to the Avalon, and it was incredible, surrounded by people, hundreds of girs, he could pick her out of a crowd. Walking quietly, without turning any heads, he managed to put both his hands over her mask, covering her eyes, careful not to press down enough to hurt her, saying nothing and winking at the person she was talking to. @so-taylorswift

I really miss Sean Maguire’s facial hair in Timeless, but oh god i love a man in a suit, he never got to suit up as Robin Hood and it is a damn shame.

Every Sunday I watch Once and as I sometimes literally drool over all things Lana (and more and more, Bex) I am reminded of how gay I am.

But, when Sean Maguire wears a suit I remember I’m still very much into the guys.  God damn.