Would just like to say: for those sad about not getting invited to a secret session, maybe Taylor is saving you for reputation tours version of Loft 89 or pre show m&g!!! Maybe she wants to meet you at a show instead. :)
In 1997, popular children’s television show Teletubbies released a short sketch entitled The Lion and Bear. It is one of seven “magical events” featured on the pre-school show, but it received a huge backlash.
Thousands of parents complained about the sketch, which features lifeless cardboard cutouts of a lion and a bear chasing each other accompanied by sinister music, being too scary. People even wanted compensation for sleepless nights, as children were too afraid to go to sleep in case they were chased by the figures. The feature was eventually banned from TV in four different countries, while many other countries resorted to replacing the music with a much jollier theme. Interestingly, recordings of the original scene were reportedly taken down by Youtube, making an unedited version hard to find.
When people ask about your show, you tell them to come. You don’t know why you do this. That is the last thing you want.
The curtain ripples, but when you look, there is no one there.
They collect everyone’s cell phones before showtime. To avoid mic interference, they said. The show goes on and there is still mic feedback. You suspect your phone has been taken so you can’t call for help.
You’re asked to get something from the dusty basement prop shop. No fucking way, you say. No goddamn way in hell.
No matter how many makeups wipes you use, it won’t come off. It won’t come off. Your reflection is not your own.
They call five minutes until showtime. Everyone yells thank you five and then rushes for the bathroom. Why do we all wait until five to use the bathroom. Why do we do this to ourselves.
The pre-show rituals are arcane. They are cryptic and unholy. No one seems to notice.
There is sawdust in the scene shop. That makes sense. There is also sawdust on the mezzanine. That does not make sense.
One day, the turntable starts turning the other way. The cast performs the entire show backwards.
An actor speaks. A techie cries. These events always happen in succession but no one has made the connection yet.
The stage manager brings in a whole cardboard tray of Starbucks cups, but they do not share. All the coffee is for them.
“Cue one, go.” Nothing happens.
We are late for curtain time. We are always late for curtain time. The audience is disgruntled but powerless.
Harper Watters (@theharperwatters) says he’s been “a constant mover” ever since he was a child, dancing in styles from modern to hip-hop, jazz to African dance while he was growing up in New Hampshire. After moving to Texas to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer, Harper, now 25 years old, has since realized that dream as a demi-soloist with the Houston Ballet.
“It’s my goal to highlight the ballet world and bring it to different audiences,” says Harper, an extremely active voice in the social media dance world. “I want to show that we have our own interests and likes.” To accomplish this, Harper frequently films photos and videos he calls “The Pre Show,” showing himself and his fellow dancers preparing for performances, and creates viral videos of himself in bubblegum-pink heels — dancing, vogueing and walking on the treadmill. “These are expressions of my personality and extensions of what I love to do,” says Harper. “I want to create a space for people to be comfortable in who they are, where it’s possible to love Beyonce and RuPaul, and you can wear a pair of pink heels and still call yourself a classical ballet dancer.”
Season 3 ends with this bombshell of a reveal, not only of the true nature of Haggar and Zarkon’s relationship, but that Haggar despite her loyalty to him for all those years had forgotten.
However, there are quite a few hints throughout the series that Zarkon never did. Mind you all of these are subtext, but Voltron uses quite a bit of subtext, it was entirely the basis for the hints about their relationship in the first two seasons before the season three reveal. Haggar’s feelings were never directly stated, but rather contained in concerned glances [x].
Anyway in the entirety of Season 1 and Season 2 even though Zarkon has no problem at all crushing all of those who disagree with them, even his own generals who have been serving him for life and perhaps thousands of battles (as Lotor suggests this is his primary strategy).
Even in the past pre-quintessence corruption, Zarkon shows a strict adherence to rank and social order.
We see Zarkon however, side again and again with Haggar over that of his own generals. If he didn’t remember her true identity, than she should have been nothing more than a useful witch he woke up next to. Not somebody who should hold his regard over his own galran generals.
This is a pattern noticed and commented on by his own generals time and time again.
The way the two are drawn too, Haggar is never below him or bowing to him, she’s always on his side like an equal would be. She is his wife after all whether she remembers or not that would make her rank officially queen.
When Haggar begins to disagree with Zarkon for fear of his own safety in season two, despite shouting a sharp “What?” at her he never actually tells her that she’s out of line. It’s merely something that Haggar does on her own because remember she does not herself remember her rank or place of importance to him.
When she raises direct disagreement with him, and even questions his judgement Zarkon simply walks away. No other general is allowed to disagree with Zarkon, they’d quickly become dead or Haggar’s experiments. Yet Haggar is the only one allowed this privilege.
At the beginning of season three episode seven, when Haggar reads Zarkon’s comatose mind we see flashes of the former Honerva, which suggests of course that the memories are there and perhaps even at the front of his mind.
At the end of the episode too, when we see Zarkon revive his first action is not to stomp outside and clarify his own whereabouts, but in fact look to the side to find Honerva and confirm if she’s okay and his plan to revive her was successful. The camera follows his gaze, if he truly didn’t remember I doubt they would go to the trouble of animating the scene in this particular way.
So there in case you didn’t think episode 7 was tragic enough, there’s a strong hint that Zarkon did remember all of this time. Which meant he went through all of this trouble of betraying voltron, destroying his planet, and losing his place among the paladins in order to revive Honerva from her sickness only for her to forget about him, and stay by his side a shell of her former self without remembering for 10,000 years.
[NEWS] 170307 - Vogue Online: “EXO’s Sehun Was Louis Vuitton’s Best Dressed Man”
“There’s always plenty of competition in the front row at Louis Vuitton, but this season the man with the best look—and the most screaming fans—was Sehun, the star of the Seoul-based musical group EXO. As a member of arguably the world’s biggest boyband, Sehun is used to traveling the world while wearing arresting designer gear, but at Vuitton he switched things up by going understated. Though he’s been known to waltz through airports in menswear looks direct from the runway and change his hair color to rainbow shades, his Vuitton moment was polished. With slick-backed locks, a colorful shirt in a kaleidoscopic print, and a black leather bomber, his vibe was simple, sexy, and perfect for a trip to the Louvre to sit in the front row.
Watching alongside regulars like Jaden Smith, Léa Seydoux, Jennifer Connelly, and Catherine Deneuve, Sehun fit right in with the glamorous crowd and came complete with an army of acolytes. With fans lined up outside waiting to get a glimpse of him pre-show, he elicited the evening’s biggest reaction simply by walking through the door. Arriving looking handsome in head-to-toe Vuitton, Sehun didn’t disappoint his admirers and left the crowd of onlookers inside wondering, Who’s that boy?”
It is bittersweet that I present to you my last ever theory for Pretty Little Liars. I apologise in advance for the insane length, but this is covering all those frustrating loose ends across the entire series. I hope you can make it to the end so we can discuss. My only fear for this theory is that it is too daring and gutsy; it would re-define the show we thought we knew. Are the writers willing to ‘go there’ in just 10 episodes? I don’t know! Regardless if this is all right, partially right, or so damn wrong, I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did putting this together the past two months! For the last time before the show ends… I hope you enjoy!