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“ You were anointed by God, blessed by the Sun. But you do not yet possess what really matters: the power!  Without it you will perish and all the France along with you. For the king without a castle is no king at all. And now, you dream of paradise, but you must build it for yourself and let the whole world know Louis the Great has arrived. “

(Versailles, 2015)

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The world is changing. Slowly, but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors. People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires.

I’ve never read a female character that was so unsexualized, ever, and I’ve been acting for 12 years. So the fact that I’m not sexualized doesn’t even come up in the script. I’m just like a confused, vulnerable person period. I have orange teeth and they made me as disgusting as I could possibly be, and it felt like winning the lottery.
—  Fiona Dourif on playing Bart in Dirk Gently
If you ever feel like you should have your shit together and you don’t....
  • At age 15, Mark Wahlberg dropped out of school and lived on the streets after serving time. 
  • At age 18, Drew Carey attempted suicide after being expelled from college. 
  • At age 23, Tina Fey was working at her local YMCA. 
  • At age 23, Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first reporting job. 
  • At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer. 
  • At age 24, Jon Hamm was working as a waiter. 
  • At 25, Walt Disney was told that no one would ever like Mickey Mouse by MGM. 
  • At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and went to art school. 
  • At age 28, J.K Rowling was a suicidal parent living on welfare. 
  • At age 28, Tyler Perry was homeless on the streets of Atlanta. 
  • At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. 
  • At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stock broker. 
  • At age 35, Ricky Gervais made it to TV after getting fired working on a radio show. 
  • At age 40, Vera Wang designed her first dress after failing to make the Olympic figure skating team and to make the editor-in-chief position at Vogue. 
  • At age 40, Stan Lee released his very first comic book. 
  • At age 40, Lucille Ball got her part in I Love Lucy. 
  • At age 42, Alan Rickman got his first major movie role. 
  • At age 44, Bryan Cranston got his first major TV role. 
  • At age 46, Samuel L. Jackson got his first major movie role. 
  • At age 52, Morgan Freeman got his first major movie role. 
  • The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, was working at McDonald’s in his 20s. 
  • Billionaire Warren Buffet was a part-time salesman in his 20s. 
  • President Barack Obama was a community organizer in his 20s. 
  • Halle Berry stayed in homeless shelters often in her 20s. 

It is NEVER too late to achieve your dreams. Don’t stress about the future. Right here, right now, you’re doing the very best you can. 

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And the ‘Orphan Black’ Fan Walk-On Role Sweepstakes Winner is…

Back in October, #CloneClub was treated to a first: they got to go on set — virtually — as star Tatiana Maslany filmed a scene as Helena.

One lucky fan, however, went even further. BBC America invited fans to enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to Toronto, CA, and a walk-on role. And the winner was… Anyike V. from Gary, Indiana.

Obviously Anyike can only dish so much, but we couldn’t help but ask him a few questions about his once-in-a-lifetime experience:

What was it like to meet Tatiana?
A: It was amazing. I really didn’t know how to react. She was so kind and sweet that I had to hold back a scream of joy internally.

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You know what TV show I am waiting for?

An animated adaption of The Tiffany Aching Adventures from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

I want to see the pictsies and hear their voices. I want to see a little girl kick ass and watch her grow up learning valuable lessons about how to be a force for good in her world and community. I want the awesome faerie tale jokes that Terry Pratchett so brilliantly wrote to reach a wider audience. 

That is a tv show I would binge over and over again.

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‘Titans’: Brenton Thwaites To Play Lead Dick Grayson In DC Live-Action Series
Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been tapped for the lead role of Dick Grayson in the new live-action series Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff…
By Nellie Andreeva

Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been tapped for the lead role of Dick Grayson in the new live-action series Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, which is slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.

Written by Goldsman, DC Entertainment’s Johns and Berlanti, Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson (Thwaites) emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and others.

After breakout roles on TV series Home and Away and Slide in his native Australia, Thwaites had been focused on features, appearing in The Giver, Gods of Egypt, Maleficent and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He was pursued for Titans, which would mark his first U.S. TV series gig.

“Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have,” Johns said. “Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”

Comic book fans know Dick Grayson as Batman’s famous sidekick, Robin. After Dick’s parents were murdered during their high-flying circus act, Bruce Wayne became Dick’s legal guardian and trained him to fight crime beside him. But after years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor, and father figure to his new family, the Titans.

If any of this snsd stuff is true:

I completely support every single member fighting for their worth. If they’re negotiating percentages of digital or physical album sales, concert tickets, sponsorships, use of image, television and film roles, etc., I hope they win. There is A LOT of money at stake for a group like this and I garauntee you, for as much as the members have already made, they still haven’t been making what they probably deserve.

For SM to be as petty as they’re being, the girls must’ve done their homework this time and come to the table with some terms and conditions of their own for once (they can definitely afford their own attorneys heh). And SM didn’t like that.

I really REALLY want snsd to continue as 8 but I’m not faulting any member that’s standing up to SM and refusing to settle for a penny less than what they deserve and have earned.

People were already saying things like ‘snsd needs to humble themselves’ and 'they are so arrogant now’ since this comeback. As a female you should be proud that they’ve become assertive and demand respect. That’s a brave thing for any female act in k-pop.