the bright future

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Sam the actor and Sam the person who seems not to care that other people are tarnishing his name and brand (MPC)?

Sam is a highly skilled actor and a joy to watch. I always think that classically trained actors are better anyway, so that is my bias. The range of emotions that he can capture through facial expressions is simply amazing. Granted, I don’t watch him in anything else except for Outlander. I’ve seen short clips of his previous movies and I have to be honest and say that I’m not impressed. Seems like he was born to play Jamie Fraser just like David Duchovny was born to play Mulder. This is not to say that Sam should be pigeonholed or typecast; his upcoming movie should tell us more about his versatility. I think he has a bright future but what do I know?

I don’t know they guy and never met him so I can’t say what’s going on with the extreme inaction on his part when it comes to the axis of evil harassing and bullying his fans. There seem to be a consensus in fandom that Sam is a people pleaser; my experience is that such a person does everything in their power to avoid confrontations. To think that he is unaware of what is going on in fandom and MPC is propsposterous. Why does he not take action? Perhaps he thinks that it is better to not get involved. Perhaps he is being given bad advice by his team. Perhaps he thinks engaging the axis of evil makes things worse. Perhaps…the possibilities are endless. Whatever the reasoning behind his inaction, the outcome - at least in fandom (remember, we are one corner of the fanbase and even so, not everyone thinks the same way) - is that he lacks accountability and integrity. However you interpret the inaction, it is not a good look on him.  

Many people grumble that Tarkovsky’s films are difficult, but I don’t think so. His films just show how extraordinarily sensitive Tarkovsky is. He made a film titled Mirror after Solaris. Mirror deals with his cherished memories in his childhood, and many people say again it is disturbingly difficult. Yes, at a glance, it seems to have no rational development in its storytelling. But we have to remember: it is impossible that in our soul our childhood memories should arrange themselves in a static, logical sequence.

A strange train of fragments of early memory images shattered and broken can bring about the poetry in our infancy. Once you are convinced of its truthfulness, you may find Mirror the easiest film to understand. But Tarkovsky remains silent, without saying things like that at all. His very attitude makes me believe that he has wonderful potentials in his future.

There can be no bright future for those who are ready to explain everything about their own film.

— 

Akira Kurosawa

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Even though Patient #21,000 was technically already a one-eyed Eastern screech owl (he was blind) - now he REALLY is a one-eyed Eastern screech owl.  Last week, we successfully eviscerated his right eye.  The globe itself was partially collapsed and the eye was not functional, and more than likely painful, so this was a step in the right direction for him.  He is well on his way to healing - eating well and calm.  The future looks bright!

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“Although I made such a decision, there is absolutely no regret in my skating life. It is a big decision for me, but I take it as a milestone of my life. Moving forward, I will find my new dream and goal, I will keep smiling, and I will keep moving on.” #ThankYouMao

Podcast Recs

I was already making this for @dauphinedolphin (whom I’ve successfully dragged into podcast hell alongside me) so I figured I would just post it here for anyone else who might be interested! 

Note: these are just the podcasts that I’m interested in. Not everyone will enjoy them and there are many many MANY more out there that I haven’t listened to yet that are absolutely amazing. I’ve only been listening to podcasts since about October, so I haven’t listened to many yet. Also I have a significant preference towards audio dramas because I find them easier to focus on. 

All these shows can be listened to for free on iTunes. 

* = personal fave 

The Bridge******** - I literally cannot recommend The Bridge enough. It is INCREDIBLE. They excel at everything from sound editing to incredible writing to incredible voice actors and I just love it. so. fucking. much. It’s so good. And you should go listen to it right now. It’s about the crew of Watchtower 10 out on the Transcontinental Bridge, which spans the length of the Atlantic Ocean. It features spooky stories, eldritch monsters, a possessed doll and my favourite character of all time, so it’s basically the best. I’ll probably be making a separate recommendation post for it soon because there’s too much to say. 

Welcome to Night Vale - I know, I know, Night Vale Presents podcasts are on every single list and everyone’s sick of hearing about them, but seriously folks. They’re popular because they’re good. If you haven’t heard of Welcome to Night Vale before, it’s a radio show set in the fictional town of Night Vale where all sorts of weird stuff happens. 

The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air)* - The only other Night Vale Presents podcast that I’m gonna put on here. It follows Julian, a janitor at the Eiffel Tower who dreams of becoming a famous radio host. 

Wolf 359*** - This show. This fucking show. It’s so good y’all. If you like shows that start off kind of funny and not-so-serious before doing a complete 180 and becoming the most HEART-WRENCHING ANGST EVER then you will love it. Also kudos to them for having the best team of antagonists ever. It’s all about Doug Eiffel, the Communications Officer onboard the Hephaestus Station who finds mysterious radio signals out in deep space. But not everything is what it seems, nor is anyone who they seem… 

Wooden Overcoats - It’s all about rival funeral home directors on the small British island of Piffling. It has a lot of dark humour so if that’s your jam you should totally check it out. 

The Bright Sessions** - This is another show that’s just… so amazing. It’s about this group of humans called atypicals, who are basically superheroes (only they don’t fight crime and they have to hide their abilities from the general public). The show follows a time traveller, an empath, and a mind reader, with more atypicals popping up as the show progresses. It’s another one of those shows that gets darker as it goes, but the plot’s very character driven so you also get a TON of great character development. 

EOS 10* - Apparently the best way to describe this is “Scrubs in space”? But yeah, it’s basically a hospital drama set on the space station EOS 10. The main lead’s a recovering addict and that part of his backstory’s never ignored or glossed over, which is amazing. Also it’s my #1 feel good show sooooo…. 

The Deep Vault* - It’s the end of the world and a group of four people seek asylum in an underground vault created to help humanity survive the apocalypse. But is it really as safe as they thought? 

Archive 81 - Made by the same people who did The Deep Vault. Daniel Powell has a new job working as an archivist at Archive 81. The tapes he listens to seem to be telling a story that he’s not sure he wants to hear but knows he has to. Season two’s a little weird but season one really holds up. 

The Once and Future Nerd** - Three kids from Pennsylvania end up in a fantasy world and soon get caught up in the conspiracies and dangers that are threatening to pull it apart. This one’s got a lot of really great social commentary, particularly of fantasy tropes. 

The Strange Case of Starship Iris* - Violet Liu is the sole survivor of a shuttle explosion, but her ship is going down fast. She’s going to need whatever help she can get to make it out of this alive. Featuring the best alien you will ever meet, government conspiracies, and cases of mistaken identity that might just get you killed. 

The Far Meridian - This one’s pretty new but it’s already shaping up to be absolutely amazing. It’s all about a woman named Peri who wakes up to find that her lighthouse has mysteriously moved locations. Peri’s also agoraphobic but it’s never treated like something weird or used as a joke, which is sooo refreshing to hear. 

Bonus non-fiction podcasts: 

The Podcast History Of Our World - Exactly what it says on the tin. Each episode examines a different part of history, with the end goal of studying every single part of history. Currently somewhere in the Roman Republic.

My Brother, My Brother, And Me - Yeah so I’m slowly being dragged into McElroy brother hell… This is another one that makes basically every single list (or at least one McElroy podcast does) but for good reason. It’s really really good and really really funny. The McElroys run an advice show but their advice is not meant to be taken seriously. In fact, you really shouldn’t take their advice. 

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Favourite couple: Ben & Sophie

You cannot see the way in which your heart beats.
You cannot touch each individual cell that makes up your skin.
However, that does not mean that they do not exist.

You cannot see the infinite brightness that tomorrow brings.
You cannot touch the greatness that you bring to this planet.
Why is it that we tend to question these?

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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We are the Mirrorverse

and another thing ☝🏼️ i will defend louis until my dying day because he deserves none of the shit thrown his way, but he is NOT helpless, he is so strong and has so many people in his corner, and when the time comes he has the resources and character to 100% come out on top of all of this 👏🏼💙