they got him on the show to say this and i love them so much

J.J. parents are pretty damn awesome. 

The writers/directors cleverly built around J.J.’s family, leaving us with open assumptions, and carefully paced the reveal about their true characters without giving them too much screen time.

It’s a cool way to construct characterization. 

His father says, “We’ll smile for him, no matter his score.”

His mother holds him when he breaks about not knowing what to do, and it’s apparent she doesn’t know what to do either. She simply holds her distraught son.

Flashbacks reveal J.J. Style wasn’t a thing for the other coaches, and it’s easy to move to the conclusion that his parents became his coaches so he could be himself in a healthy and supportive environment. 

If that isn’t love, if that isn’t agape, then I don’t know what is. 

Because when you’ve got characters like J.J.’s parents, former figure skaters themselves, you always anticipate the tragic backstory where they’re total stage parents and only care about winning and their personal gain. But nope. Not gonna happen this go round.

Give a hand to J.J.’s parents. Completely healthy, loving, and awesome parents loving their J.J. and his style. 

And that includes letting him dig into Eric Cartman’s winter closet. 

  • <p> <b>what she says:</b> I'm fine<p/><b>what she means:</b> so newt scamander has shown excellent prowess in not only using magic as shown by him using wordless spells even though he was trained in verbal magic and sure it's for saving time onscreen and all that but it says something and it's meant to show us this man knows how to use magic and he's shown apparating constantly without splinching and often with jacob so an added person plus he has an entire world in his suitcase with a shit ton of different climates and spaces and that's gotta take a lot of maintenance to stay functional and has insane knowledge on most species and herbs not to mention he literally extracted an obscurial from this girl which tbh doesn't sound simple at fucking all and he's also got to know how to use this magic correctly and efficiently so as to avoid trouble i.e. he smuggles magical creatures and traveled all over so he HAS to be able to hide his tracks so why did he not have a moment to obliviate jacob? he's asked a few times throughout the film and he never responds and i think it's because he empathised with the fact that this is a Muggle Plagued By A Completely Stale Life working in a canning factory and that that small moment of magic he witnessed could give him the strength drive and hope to lead his best life. Newt Scamander didn't obliviate Jacob Kowalski because he /wanted him to glean strength from the knowledge that magic is real because he is good at heart the way few people are. Newt has proven he toes the line between criminality and lawfulness but he wouldn't willingly expose or endanger the secrecy of magic folk so there is no explanation as to why he "neglected" obliviation if it weren't deliberate and sure there were a few times he ignored using some kind of mending or reparative charms to cover his trail like in restoring the jewellery store or the wrecked attic and others but there was no time for him to do so since he almost immediately had to apparate away or deal with some other loose creature so these are not examples of his character since he repaired the giant wreckage of Jacob's house and maybe that was because he cared about Jacob but they hadn't progressed as friends yet and what's more likely is he is BY NATURE aware of how to act cautiously with magic so nothing else makes sense other than him not obliviating on purpose to give Jacob a little bit of light and since we established he wouldn't endanger the statute of secrecy he knew that even in letting Jacob know what he knew it wasn't enough to uncover the magic community and even if Jacob spoke out he wouldn't be believed any more than most people and he could be obliviated eventually if he posed a threat but this actual angel newt scamander always sees the best in everyone so his first thought was that he had faith in Jacob not to rat out their community or at least not out of malice and to just admire this memory of this world he had with reverence and im not crying you're crying<p/></p>

I really felt like drawing TOS, so here’s the result! I like how this drawing turned out because although I had some good picture references, I didn’t have much to go with for Jim and he proved pretty damn hard to draw. But I got there at last, and I can honestly say that I love both Jim and Spock’s expressions. Spock seems very neutral about everything but if you look closely, he has a Mona Lisa-ish almost smile. And after a lot of erasing and re-drawing, I finally managed to get that soft, fond expression Jim tends to give Spock. I imagine these two are already in love, even if they haven’t said anything. I’m sure that Jim often shows up to see what’s going on in the science labs and to chat with Mr. Spock. And even if it’s a little hard for Spock to work with someone leaning on him, he wouldn’t dream of asking Jim to leave. :)

I love how Oliver just pours his heart out to John and Felicity

Almost desperate to remind the two that matter more to him than anyone, that they are better than him. They have been his moral compass for so long, he doesn’t realize that in this very moment it shows how much he has grown. He actually is the one noticing that something is off with them and he goes to them and actually talks about it. 

And then this moment.  I love this moment. Pleading with her with just a look and she understands. She knows what he is saying and she responds with a deep emotional sigh, as if relinquishing it all. And he walks away, hoping he got through to them, to her.  

These two can communicate with just a look. This is so “Olicity” and I love it! 

  • What she says: i'm fine
  • What she means: do you know how hard it must've been for Killian Jones to stop drinking and gambling in his pre-navy days? to claw out of the hole he was in? a man with so little self-worth would've literally drank himself to death and squandered every penny he had. a man with such supposed weakness in the face of darkness would've backslid right into drinking even after joining the navy, just as alcoholism affects jobs. a man with as much self-loathing as he had would've self-destructed and embraced every demon. but he didn't. he got his fucking act together during his time as Lt. Jones because his brother was his world and his light and his inspiration and his love and the source of hope for him. and then, that light DIED––due to machinations by the system that fucked them over in the first place. it wasn't just understandable for bright and starry-eyed Lt. Jones to fall so far after his brother's death. it was inevitable.

hello everyone.

This year I am most thankful for dan and phil. they truly bring so much to my life, they give me things to look forward to and they are a proper example showing that things can get better.

Phil Lester is a beautiful human being who is finally being recognised for his creative genius and I am happy for him. He deserves so much, and I know people say it a lot but they are 100% right.

I am thankful that he got to stand on stage in front of thousands of people who told him he was worth it. That he meant something to them. I’m so glad that Phil Lester exists, and I am glad that he decided to spend his life spreading his positivity online through videos.

Phil Lester is my safe haven whenever I’m feeling really down, and I couldn’t be more thankful that he is a safe place for me to find refuge in.

Phil Lester is a home in which everyone can feel safe and loved.

I’m thankful for Dan Howell because I can relate to him.

Dan howell says that it is okay to be sad and that it’s okay to feel like nothing matters.
He says that it’s going to get better and the most important thing about life is being happy.
He says that opinions matter, and that gender roles are stupid.

He supports people being truly themselves. He supports anyone for who they are, and makes sure that they know that they are valid.

I’m thankful for Dan Howell because he says that no matter how bad things feel right now, they will get better. He is a living example of it.

Dan Howell is the welcoming arms in a home, telling you that everything will be okay.

tl;dr I’m so thankful for Dan and Phil that I provide them with shitty analogies that will never be able to express how I really feel.

anonymous asked:

I love Mark so much, and Mark's VA too! Pls tell Mark's VA that we love him??? Like I could literally listen to him read grocery lists for hours! I just got caught up and I'm so excited about this podcast <3

I told him and he says: “Well that is very sweet of them! Our fans are the freaking best.” 

We just recorded a new episode and I too am very excited to have Mark be in more and more of the show! 

anonymous asked:

Just want to say that as someone who didn't know anything about Gwen when all of this started and was uncertain about her.. seeing all of the interviews today made me realize how much I really like her now and obviously grateful that she makes Blake so happy and vice versa. She's so cute and such a dork. A heavenly pair. She's so fun and happy and it's obvious it works for them because they're always laughing. Yay for happiness!!

I like how when Carson was joking about Blake, Gwen got all defensive like “no he’s amazing and you know you love him” 😂 She went all “nobody talks about my man like that” on him.
But honestly, for some reason the best part of the last 2 days for me has been the little moments where Gwen joked about not trusting Blake or when they showed the clip of Blake and Gwen fighting for an artist. Only because I think couples should be able to take light shots at each other (in a fun way) and laugh about it and so it was reassuring for me to see that they can laugh at the expense of one another sometimes. Because it seems like every other time that they’re talked about each other, it’s just been a waterfall of sweetness. Which is nice, but I like some sarcasm as well.

The shippiest line in the play got more shippy. Normally Anthony stands way downstage for the ‘still, if I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I’d choose you’ line, and then whoever is playing Albus gets up and walks to him. None of that today.
James walked right up next to Sam to say it, and they looked right at each other, really connecting. They were easily close enough to touch. It was rather spectacular. Albus’s line, too, was kind of a moment between them, and I think when Lily came out of the house they were glad for the distraction. It was a lovely thing that past between them though, like something that they liked but didn’t entirely understand.

I’ve seen people complaining about Jaune’s screentime on V4 so far, and well, I respect your opinion, but I just can’t agree on it. I feel the exact opposite, and I’m glad I do. I’m loving the screentime on Jaune and all the development he’s getting.

So far he never got too much focus on the series despite the bullying in V1 and his match at the Vytal Festival. It’s always been mostly about Team RWBY and the villains, with Pyrrha getting some at the end of V3.

Now that he actually HAS the perfect moment to show some development in his personality and ways of a leader and of a person, I’m so glad they’re giving him attention. Jaune is one of the most sincere and transparent characters when it comes to showing his feelings, so I think it does makes sense to show them. And so far, 2 episodes is not as much as people say it is. Ruby is still the main main character, she’s grieving but not showing it like Jaune is, and I can easily see her breaking sooner or later because of how much she’s trying to endure it.

All in all, with many people complain about background characters not receiving enough attention, giving Jaune some of it in the RIGHT TIME to do so, is very welcoming for me.

i just love the idea of eggsy doing everything he possibly can to get harry to be proud of him, and he takes the tiny victories (a small, proud grin when he gets back from a hard mission, an offered drink when he says something particularly witty/intelligent/etc., a pat on the back when he offers to help merlin with some new tech-) and holds them close to his heart, thinking, ‘yeah, it don’t get better than this’ and just being all around content and happy

BUT THEN harry finds out how much it all means to him, maybe ‘cause eggsy got drunk and sappy or he was doped up on painkillers after being shot or something, but harry found out how happy and thrilled eggsy gets when harry shows he’s proud and how much harry’s opinion means to him

and harry RAMPS IT THE FUCK UP because he’s a selfish old man who knows what he wants and he wants eggsy BEGGING so he’s freer with his grins and lets his hands linger and his boy fucking flourishes under the attention 

and he saves it until he can’t hold it back anymore because he knows it’ll be the sweetest gift he could give his boy, and when eggsy gets back from an absolutely stunning fight with barely a scratch on him, he finally, explicitly says, ‘you are absolutely wonderful. i am so proud of you, eggsy.’  

and eggsy gets this dazed and dopey (somewhat watery underneath his blushing [in embarrassed pride or sudden arousal] face) smile and can’t really talk for a bit and harry doesn’t mind because he thought he’d just like to get eggsy all flustered but praising him is sure as fuck doing it for harry now


literally just got out the shower so excuse my hair! 😅 but this is my tattoo that I got yesterday (ironically a few days before Jared’s birthday by complete coincidence) ⚡️
I met Jared Padalecki at A16 in May 2016 and despite wanting to say so much I couldn’t even get out my words. I managed to thank him for inspiring me every day to always keep fighting before I broke down. Jared, being the sweetest human he is, grabbed my hands immediately and stroked his thumb over them and as I was shaking and crying he wrote the ‘AKF ’ that you see above on my right hand. He simply held my gaze, his own eyes wet, and held my hands. I’ve only ever a few times felt such genuine love and compassion, caring and understanding.

It’s a very obvious placement this tattoo and over the last week I’ve struggled with whether to show this or not- it can be hidden by sleeves - but the fact is everyone will ask what it means. It’s almost like coming out all over again. But now with my struggles with depression and anxiety.

I’ll learn to love this placement in time, as I remind myself to always keep fighting. This tattoo is so personal to me (please please do NOT copy)
I’m not happy today but I’m working on it. I’m trying to always keep fighting, for Jared and for those who I shan’t name but who I know are there for me. If even in thought.

Aways Keep Fighting 💜💙💚

Don't tell your father
  • Emma: I'm pregnant.
  • Killian: woohoo! *much celebrating*
  • Emma: Henry's coming home tonight.
  • Killian: so we'll tell him when he returns?
  • Emma: yeah then we can tell my parents when we meet them for dinner on Sunday.
  • Killian: oh no. No, that's a terrible idea, love.
  • Emma: why?
  • Killian: we can never tell your father.
  • Emma: do you plan on explaining my sudden weight gain? Or the baby that's gonna just magically appear in a few months?
  • Killian: I don't know, but he'll murder me...again...
  • Emma: we live together. What does he think? That you sleep on the couch every night?
  • Killian: I may have implied...
  • Emma: oh god, Killian!
  • Killian: I've got an idea. Wear baggy clothes, then, when the time comes, we'll show up, and say, "surprise! Look at what the stork brought us!"
  • Emma: *facepalm* my father isn't an idiot.
  • Killian: perhaps if we pretend he is, he'll play along?
  • Emma: YOU'RE an idiot!
  • The Big Day Arrives...
  • Killian: surprise! Look at what the stork brought us!
  • Emma: OMG Killian.
  • David: *was actually told, and not in the dark for nine months* I'm not going to kill you. Really, you can relax.
  • Killian: I still worry, Dave.
  • David: *smirks* don't worry about me. Worry about that daughter of yours. If anyone's gonna give you gray hair...or a heart's gonna be her, not me.
  • Killian: that settles it, Swan. Lock her in a tower.
  • Emma: ugh
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812: First preview thoughts

Keep in mind that these are my thoughts after having watched only the first Broadway preview of the show: many things are sure to be tweaked over the preview period.

That said, I officially take back every mean thing I ever said about Josh Groban in the role of Pierre.  He was absolutely fantastic.  I mean, fantastic.  I couldn’t believe how much I loved his interpretation of the Pierre solos, and his acting choices were on point all night long.  He was by turns pathetic, lovable, doofy, frustrated, and transcendent, and I really got the vibe of Tolstoy’s Pierre out of him, probably the first time I’ve seen that in the show’s interpretation of the character.  So I gotta say, I was so wrong about him, and I am so glad to have been so wrong.

The rest of the cast was wonderful, but of course I expected that they would be, since I’ve seen all of them before in previous incarnations of the show.  They were hampered a bit by inconsistent microphone volume throughout the show, but it was only the first preview, and that’s completely expected.  It’ll be super exciting to hear them all again once the kinks in the sound design have been worked out.

The design of the show is of course recognizable from the Kazino and A.R.T. versions, just boosted times 10.  Everything that I loved in the gorgeous lighting, the crazy costumes, and the beautiful leveled sets is still there, but pimped out to the max.  So while the lighting was great before, now it’s holy shit amazing–if anything, this should be the Tony category this show should be guaranteed, even with the other new shows of the season being sight unseen.  It’s just that good, out-of-this-world good.  Likewise, the costumes are often the same or very similar to previous costumes, just with that extra added “oomph,” like more sparkle here or more texture there.  Lots of added detail.  And in the big production numbers–the club, the costume ball, the opera, the abduction–there were some big improvements made in costuming, especially for the opera and the ball.  The entire opera scene is really pimped out now and totally beautiful to look at.

The set itself is a mountain, full of levels and stairs, and the whole inside of the Imperial Theatre is almost unrecognizable.  I was just there for Les Mis a few months back, but if you told me this was a totally different theatre, I’d believe it.  It looks amazing–words can’t really describe the atmosphere they’ve created in the space.

As for lyrical and musical alterations, there were a good number of small ones scattered throughout, which would probably bug someone who knows every word on the off-Broadway CD, but overall it was surprisingly intact, especially the second act, which was almost entirely unchanged.  The Bolkonskys number had some pretty significant alterations to it, plus some smaller changes to Natasha&Anatole, Sunday Morning, Letters, the end of the Duel, and the scene in the beginning of the second act where Natasha and Sonya argue about the letter.  The major solos are all unchanged, IIRC.  And of course there’s the addition of “Dust and Ashes,” which Groban completely slayed.  (My only concern is that if he keeps giving this kind of energy, he may wear out his voice before long, especially with all that growling and stuff required for this role…!)

Overall, a great start to this Broadway run, and if they use the preview period to polish it even more, it’ll truly be my favorite show I’ve seen on Broadway, probably ever.  Break a leg and good luck with previews, cast and crew!

If anyone has any more specific questions about what the show is like now, feel free to ask and I’ll be happy to answer to the extent that I can!

(P.S., if anyone is wondering, yes, there was lots of new Natasha, Pierre merchandise for sale at the theatre: magnets, keychains, mugs, posters, and some really cute T-shirts.  Also, somehow appropriately, vodka flasks.  ;))

According to Pam Grier:

Richard Pryor included me in so much of his life that I found myself falling in love with him.

We had a few good months early on, but soon enough, Richard started missing his “using” buddies.

As his friends began trickling back into his life, he introduced me to some of them, and they were sensitive to his situation at first. They got high before they got there and Richard got very busy writing and setting up deals.

I became the go-between. A producer would call me and say, “How’s he doing? Do you think he’ll show up today?”

Richard and his friends used to hang out in the kitchen. One afternoon, I went into the kitchen and saw a pile of cocaine sitting on a mirror next to a razor blade and rolled up $100 dollar bills.

Richard acted like he hadn’t been indulging, but I knew better. I saw the signs, his bloodshot eyes, the lines of coke and the empty bottles of Courvoisier.

After his friends left, I got on his case about relapsing and I asked him, “Why do you keep feeding your friends and loaning them money?” I added: “Why doesn’t anybody say, hey, I’ll bring some ribs and a roast over or a six-pack or a bottle of wine?” They don’t bring anything, you supply it all.

I also suggested he get his financial matters in order to help him save some money for himself and his children’s future. Richard didn’t trust managers, and he refused to give over his power and authority to anyone-except me.

He wanted me to take over his finances, but I refused. “I have a career, too, I reminded him. I need to focus on myself.”

One day, I went in for my annual checkup with my gynecologist. After the exam, he asked me to step into his office to talk.

“Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?

“No,” I said, astonished.

“Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?”

“No,” I said. “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.”  Suddenly, I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: Even my dick has a cocaine jones.

“Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked.

“That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”

“Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid. You can have some serious cervical and uterine problems. You can even become sterile and you might have to have a hysterectomy.

"Will it ever go away,” I asked. “It’ll go away eventually,” the doctor said.

In the meantime, he has to wear a condom or you’re going to be a very sick woman.

Later that evening, I told Richard, I have cocaine inside of me. It’s eating me up and it could kill me. Have you been putting it on your penis?

“No. Of course not,” he answered quickly. I took a deep breath. “I have to ask you to wear a condom when we have sex.”

“What?” was all he said.

I said, “you have to Richard,” I pleaded with him. “Only for a while. I have to get rid of these lesions so I don’t get infections.”

He said, “I hate condoms. I can’t feel anything.”

“Will you at least talk to my doctor?”


I realized at that moment that I was not truly loved by this man.

anonymous asked:

1, 16, 21

1. Favorite character?

it’s… robbie.… im lame

it’s hard to pick favorites tho, i love spart and all the puppet kids so much too (and jives… bring him back i lov him)

i rly like áfram íþró too, he’s my snarky elf dad

16. Read any good fanfics?

my big fave is still Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches, which was The One that convinced me of sportyrob and got me hardcore into lazytown. back then i was really surprised to find a whole 16-chapter fic of lazytown tbh because the fandom was still pretty small, and the whole thing seemed so ridiculously obscure 

(i haven’t read that many fics since getting into them takes so much energy that i don’t have… sry)

21. Favorite song from the show?

i tried making a list but there’s ~27 that i reeeally like, so i’ll just say a few that need more love!!

all together, galaxy, never say never, one more time

Why “Real” was important

“I thought he wanted it, anyway.”  I say.

“Not like this,” Haymitch says.  “He wanted it to be real.”

We almost got these lines in the movie, and I was so hoping they would put them in.  I think the scene still did a good job of at least showing how Peeta was feeling.  This moment, and that line, was so important in the books.  Because Suzanne Collins was amazing at how she set up so much to come. Because this moment is reflected later  in so many ways.  Most especially when we finally get to here…

“So after, when he whispers, “You love me.  Real or not real?”

Katniss knows from Haymitch’s earlier statement and all the questions she has answered in the Real or not Real? game that it will not be saying “I love you” back to Peeta that will mean the most to him.  So, she gives the answer that will.  The one word that will tell Peeta everything.


my opinions on the sense8 characters having just finished the show


Will: holy SHIT YOURE HOT also did you enjoy the orgy??? cause you certainly didn’t back away and also youre very smart and cute AND I LOVE YOU 


Wolfgang: my sweet sweet baby child wolfgang i am here for you whenever you need me, i will protect you from all the bad people pls don’t get yourself killed youre so hot and wow pls be nude all the time you have a great butt 


Capheus: my little ball of sunshine you make me want to be a better person and i love you so much and you see the good in everything and you are so amazing to your mother and i wish that i could be your friend and we can laugh and dance and watch van damn movies all the time 



that is all. 

I just love when people try to attack Rowan and dismiss him by saying he’s boring or that the only thing he could have done is, at least, help Aelin by giving her an army when the reality is that he is so much more than that and I’m tired of all the hate he gets just because he got in the middle of ships that were already over by the time he showed up.

They had a rocky beginning, yes, and some of you can even throw the word “abusive” at me but I will disagree. I’m the first one to jump and call bullshit on problematic ships, but I could never do that to them. Do you know why?

Character development.

Both of them were in really dark place when they first met and although I do not condone any kind of abusive behavior, I do recognize some shit that was said by him.

Did it stay like that? No. He started respecting Aelin, treating like a friend, like an equal and then fell in love with her. Of all the ships some of you are so on board with and that are disgusting, this is the one y’all hate?

Fuck it.

Rowan has tried his best to help Aelin against everything and has, also, almost died for her. He has eaten his pride to help her (like wearing Arrobyn’s scent because he didn’t want Aelin to have to do it on her own or, I dunno, got to HIS KNEES IN FRONT OF HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND BEG THEM TO COMMIT TREASON AGAINST MAEVE TO HELP THE WOMAN HE LOVES) and has trusted Aelin and no less importantly, he has given her the space she has needed and offered his complete support. He has never really had a problem with Chaol, Dorian or even Sam. He understands that she had a life before him and he never gets in the middle of it.

Y’all love to hate on him and call him an abuser when the truth is he is anything but that. He loves Aelin and she loves him. End of it.

And on top of that: they’re mates. So you can all suck it because my ship was meant to be together from the beginning and I’m with them to whatever end.