think of it as a tribute to matt


“When I got the call, it was a double tug, I liked Heath very much as a man and admired him as an actor. To help finish his final piece of work was a tribute I felt compelled to make.” -Jude Law

“He was way beyond his years as a human, in a way. I wasn’t quite sure where he came from. I mean, I know he’s from Perth, but I wasn’t really quite sure where he came from, and I think that’s the feeling most people got when they were around him and why he was so extraordinary.” -Jake Gyllenhaal

“There were things that he did where I couldn’t have got there in three lifetimes. And there were ways in which he was like a puppy dog. You wanted to protect him.” -Matt Damon

now hold on wait just a second… how is shatt?? a crack ship??? they canonically know eachother… they were in the same class at the garrison… they went on the kerberos mission together (thats a long time together in a limited amount of space.. it’d make anyone close)… shiro literally pulled a katniss everdeen screaming “I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE” when they tried to put matt into the arena… and right now the Real Shiro™ is probably out there kicking ass and taking names with matt and people think shatt is.. a crack ship?????

lancemcclainofficial  asked:

do u ever think abt the fact that shiro x matt can technically be called shitt and that it is a functional ship name because i do and it makes me want to cry

the name matt would truly want

matt: we’re the shitt >:D

shiro: honey, please,


Touching final tribute to #PeterCapaldi! Fan’s #sonicscrewdrivers pointed to the sky captured in a selfie by @DoctorWho_BBCA cast #SDCC17 (x)

therealpearlmackie Adventures from #SDCC

A few of the 6500 people in Hall H that screamed for us on our #doctorwho panel today, and quite rightly, gave #Petercapaldi a standing ovation for his beautiful work as The Doctor. I think I cried about three times. Not really sure what will ever top this experience. Thank you for such an amazing reception!
#Billisback one last time for the Christmas special. You’re gonna love it about as much as I loved today.

LET THE VOLTRON GAMES (take 2) BEGIN. May the odds be ever in your favor….again.

TRIBUTES: Shiro, Allura, Hunk, Pidge, Lance, Keith, Coran, The Mice, Zarkon, Hagar, Rolo, Nyma, Sendak, Haxus, Matt, Shay, Thace, Pawn (@fruityrice​), Pitt, Xan, Dex (@the-chewster​), Alena (@heichousgirl177​), Kevin (@klanced​) Swanky (@y-annah​).

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The Revolution on Prince’s Sunday Win at the AMAs:

How did you all feel about Purple Rain winning Best Soundtrack at the American Music Awards? Did you watch?

Wendy Melvoin: We all saw it. It was really bittersweet, to be honest. It was really lovely that … it’s just, it’s very complicated. It feels beautiful that it happened and bittersweet at the same time, because our man is not here.

Matt Fink: We agree with Wendy, all of us. [His death] was the most shocking thing. I felt like I went out of my body, it was horrible – I felt like that for the [following] two days.

Bobby Z: We’ve known Tyka for decades and “family is family” is what we said to each other last night. I think it was more of a ceremonial award to bring Purple Rain back after all this time; it certainly wouldn’t have happened without his passing. I think it was their way of paying tribute to Prince. And for us it’s just a testament to the record we made – it’s one of the greatest memories for all of us.

Wendy: What was healing at the time of his death was that we reached out for each other. We met at my house in L.A. and just sat together in my backyard and cried and talked about him. I think it got us closer to Prince than any of us had been in years.

Brown Mark: He loved us. We were his family. I was supposed to be in the NPG [Prince’s post-Revolution band] and he talked to me about that group, but it was never going to be the same as the Revolution. And I kindly declined because … y'know, once you’re in a group like The Revolution, it’s very hard to play with someone else, in my opinion. He loved everybody [among his musicians], but we were family.

Lisa Coleman: The fact that the American Music Awards chose Purple Rain [for the 2016 award], it seems almost proof of what we’re saying: that something special happened, and sadly with his passing it came back again.


Okay, but think of this:

Matt staying in the Castle of Lions, but they have no more bedrooms, and suddenly Shiro jumps up from where he was with his hand raised high in the air yelling “I voLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE-!

anonymous asked:

Is it me, or did I see the Empire State Building lit up red in tribute to Matt in the background shots when Frank was working on the construction site in "3.00 am"? Or was that just one massive coincidence? (Given that we don't know how long a time gap exists between the end of The Defenders and the start of The Punisher)

    That’s a really cool way of thinking about it, though it seems unlikely, since Deborah Ann Woll confirmed that there's a six month time gap between the events of The Defenders and The Punisher.  We’re also not sure these shows have the budget/authority/etc. to request that the Empire State Building be lit with a certain color on a certain night. Since it’s frequently red anyway, we’re assuming it was just a coincidence.       

Persephone + Lucifer drawn by Kevin Wada and Kris Anka, colored by Matt Wilson.

This commission definitely turned out to be an unexpected treasure. Upon reading WicDiv 11 and finding out that Laura/Persephone and Lucifer were, respectively, the Queen of the Underworld and the Lord of Hell, I knew I needed a Wada/Anka piece of the two of them done at Heroescon. I asked Kris and Kevin about it on day one of the show and they accepted the request. On day two Kris and I talked about details/posing and I suggested Persephone lighting Lucifer’s cigarette, which they both seemed to love. On day three I was really excited to see the finished product when Kris caught me in a queue and asked if I was okay with the piece taking a slightly different direction from their usual collaborations. He and Kevin really wanted the art to be colored by Matt Wilson, who is the colorist on WicDiv, and the two of them had done some line work already. He was very understanding that the idea was a 180 from what I was expecting and assured me that it would be okay if I said no, but after taking a couple of minutes to talk to all three parties I was on board and delivered the line work to Matt, who was able to get it done in the last half hour of the con. 

It is so flattering that Kevin and Kris liked the idea so much, and even though Matt told me he might not be able to finish it he really worked hard to squeeze it in his schedule, which is incredibly appreciated. I really try to commission things that I think artists would enjoy doing, and the fact that everyone wanted to take the piece further and give it as much life as possible was extremely gratifying. I think this is a really fun commission, and the story behind it reminds me of just how much people adore this series. I think this art is a tribute to that adoration.

Big thanks again to Kevin Kris and Matt (but most thanks goes to Matt since he remembered to sign it ;) I’ll have this scanned and uploaded all HQ-like soon, as well as the latest addition to my wicdiv jam sheet.

This feminine version of the Alaskan flag means to me freedom, the power of our connection with Mother Earth and the capability of live our life in our own way, it doesn’t matter what people think about it. Now I have this on my skin forever, as a little tribute to an amazing family, those who have changed my way of see life. Forever Browntown. More!

#Matthew Jeremiah Brown #Matt Brown
#Alaskan Bush People
#Browntown #more

shiro, trying to get the team to act more positive: know what i think would be a dank meme? “goodposting.“ it’s when you share fun interesting things in a calm and friendly way.

matt, jumping in: goodposting example – hey guys, just fucked a bug

shiro: no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I can proudly say that I think this is the best video I’ve made so far. Worked so hard on it. It’s a tribute to Clara and my sweet Whouffaldi. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do! Sorry if there are any inconsistencies. Please listen to it with headphones or high volume and tell me what you think!

Song: Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift

a little tribute to Eddsworld. Come to think of it, Eddsworld is one of the main reasons I started to draw and I’m sad to see it go, but I also understand. I thought Tom and Eddie did a wonderful job in trying to keep the world going, and I hope everyone involved in the show is happy with the ending. I may or may not have cried a bit. Thank you, Edd.


By Khami

Putting on my makeup is the most relaxing part of my day. It is literally the only time of the day where I don’t feel an ounce of anxiety, even if at first I might’ve woken up a little cranky. Here are two looks that I personally consider Super-Duper Mood & Confidence Boosters and I’m glad I actually took the time to properly photograph them.  I’ve been really into doing red around the eyes. Could it be that a little part of me wants to pay tribute to 14 Year-Old Kham who loved My Chemical Romance? Perhaps (…yes). It started out as something I was just experimenting with but now I find myself using red more often, and using it more intensely every time. I think it looks really cool even when worn on its own!

eyes: Jordana Easyliner For Lips “Plush Plum”, Urban Decay Naked 3 “Nooner”, Maybelline Lash Sensational
lips: NYX Macaron Lippie “Chambord” layered on top of NYX Matte Lip Cream “Transylvania”

eyes: Maybelline Master Kajal Liner “Onyx Rush”, Jordana Easyliner For Lips “Plush Plum”, LORAC (matte black), Urban Decay Naked 3 “Nooner”, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner “Intense Black”, Maybelline Lash Sensational
lips: NYX Matte Lipstick “Eurotrash”

Feel free to follow my Instagram for more looks!

aquamech  asked:

shatt is the embodiment of the relationship thats like. shiro, working really hard on something. and matt, upside down in his chair, saying "do you think stars have feelings"

honestly though??

and then sometimes matt will just fill the silence by going into detail about his theories on the development of life on different planets or what the definition of life really is and he’ll look over occasionally and catch shiro staring at him w a lovestruck expression

markiplierswhatifs I really wanted to light a candle, but we didn’t have any matches at home, so I thought I’d draw a piece for Daniel instead.

Even though I didn’t know Daniel personally, I know that he loved making people smile and they did. I know that he had amazing guitar skills, and he is still such an inspiration for so many musicians. I know that he was a very close friend to Ryan, Mark and Matt. I know that he was so dearly loved by his family. And I also know that he was always loved by us.

Daniel Kyre was truly an amazing person. I sent all my prayers to his family and friends.

I still cannot believe this happened, but I had time to cry and I had time to think. And I realized, I don’t want to say ‘Good bye’, I see this more as ‘See you later, buddy’.

May you rest in peace, Daniel.
You’ll be missed, never forgotten.

Love and War

Ryan Murphy and his all-star cast bring Larry Kramer’s catalyzing 1985 play The Normal Heart, which captured the early days of the AIDS epidemic to the small screen. 

Should you ever find yourself having to choose the most galvanizing play of the last 30 years, you wouldn’t be wrong to name The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s scalding 1985 drama about the HIV/AIDS epidemic then decimating the gay community in America. Written at a time of appalling official apathy, it tells the story of Kramer’s fictional alter ego, Ned Weeks, as he tries to rouse a hostile political and medical establishment to take action against AIDS while desperately urging his fellow gay men to come out of the closet and fight for their lives. At once a manifesto, an indictment, and a cri de coeur, the play has gone from being a searing call for action to a cultural landmark.

“This play is comparable to Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” says playwright Tony Kushner, the author of another groundbreaking play about AIDS, Angels in America. “It’s one of the rare works of American art that had a direct political impact. And it’s still relevant today for many, many reasons, including the silence still surrounding the world pandemic of AIDS.”

The Normal Heart is so undeniably important - 36 million people have died of HIV so far - that it seems incredible nobody ever managed to film it. One who was incredulous is Ryan Murphy, the writer-director-producer best known for creating Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story. “I grew up loving the play, he says, "and I remember thinking, Why has this movie not been made? And so he made it.

On May 25, nearly three decades after The Normal Heart premiered at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in a production directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, HBO will air Murphy’s screen adaptation, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts. Scripted by Kramer, the story carries us from the sun-drenched pleasures of gay parties on Fire Island in the early eighties into the pitch-black of the nascent AIDS epidemic, with its young bodies being devoured by lesions from a virus made all the more terrifying because nobody could explain it. As our heroes - and Robert’s feisty doctor - try to halt its spread, the film bristles with still-fascinating arguments about how to change the world: Is it more effective to work within the system or confront authority? And it captures the irony in the idea that just at the moment when gay men felt liberated to have sex as they chose, they were being asked to curtail it - or die.

In a choice that may well be controversial, Kramer’s play has been substantially retooled, and softened, for a present-day America, where ideas that once made Kramer seem like a revolutionary firebrand have become so mainstream that according to a recent survey, the majority of Americans now support gay marriage. If the film lacks the original’s provocative incandescence, its nuanced performances bring to life the personal dimension of a trailblazing political movement.

"It’s no longer as angry,” says Murphy of this gentler new version, which harks back to the terror and sadness of an era when gay life often looked like a death sentence. “It’s not agitprop. It’s stories about different kinds of love.”

Some of that love is on display in a private dining room at Warner Bros., where I have lunch with Murphy and the male leads from the cast. The room brims with a genuine warmth and enthusiasm, and it’s clear that the actors feel bound by having played a diverse group of gay men who work, flight, love, and grieve in the face of the greatest crisis of their lives. “I would never seriously compare acting to going to war,” says Jim Parsons in the distinctive tones made famous by his role as Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, “but we do feel like we went to battle together.”

Leading the charge was Mark Ruffalo, an actor brilliant enough to have made the Incredible Hulk into an interestingly nuanced character. Himself a political activist on environmental issues, Ruffalo feels a clear affinity with Ned, a well-known writer who helps found a gay health group to deal with the AIDS epidemic, only to have his cofounders accuse him of being too aggressively outspoken in public. “Every movement has that guy,” says Ruffalo, “and they need him.” Yet as Ruffalo plays him, Ned’s fabled stridency is less striking than the sensitivity he shows as he feeds, comforts, and even bathes his dying lover, Felix Turner (Matt Bomer). “You realize that it cost gay people to love at that time,” Ruffalo says. “There were already so many things going against them - and then you add the disease.”

The story really hit home for Bomer, the startlingly handsome star of TV’s White Collar, who plays Felix, a genteel, sweet-smiled New York Times reporter whom we (and Ned) watch waste painfully away. One of the movie’s best surprises, Bomer first read the play as a gay teen in Texas - “I knew it was part of my story,” he says simply - and knocked himself out to land the part of Felix, even charting for Murphy the way AIDS would make Felix’s muscle mass decompose. “It’s the first great role I’ve had the opportunity to do,” he tells me, adding that the experience was profoundly emotional. After shooting their climactic hospital scene, he and Ruffalo hugged and sobbed for so many minutes that everyone left them to be alone on the set.

If Felix casts Bomer in a rich new light, the movie marks a happy return to character work for the charismatic Kitsch, who’s knack for exploring the wayward corners of troubled masculinity (obvious on Friday Night Lights) got lost in misbegotten blockbusters like John Carter and Battleship. Here he plays Ned’s friend Bruce Niles, a corporate type whose poise and martial goods looks should make him the perfect front man for a gay organization - except he’s professionally closeted and believes it’s safer for gay people not to come out. “I’m kind of the villain,” Kitsch says with a wry little smile. “But I found Bruce incredibly relatable. He’s scared and doesn’t know the truth about why people are dying, and he thinks he’s doing the right thing.”

So does the movie’s most practical and even-keeled character, Tommy Boatwright (Parsons), who floats above all the furious arguments about tactics, closeting, and sexual liberation that divide the other activists. Parsons, who played the same role in the 2011 Broadway revival, says that what really connects him to Tommy is less their sexual orientation than their common personality traits: “I do tend to take a somewhat analytical view of things,” he says, “so I like that Tommy’s a peacekeeper who can get along with everyone.”

Oddly enough for a film whose actors are so emotionally naked, nobody exposed himself more on The Normal Heart than the man behind the camera, Murphy. “Ryan can be so clever, so jaded, even world-weary,” says Ruffalo, “that it can keep him from being vulnerable. But with us he created the atmosphere of vulnerability we needed.”

Murphy says that tackling Kramer’s play was daunting, and not simply because it is a modern classic. “The project scared me because it meant so much to me. I came of sexual age in 1982, so that feeling of ‘I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die’ has never left me. I now realize that there was a lot of stuff I didn’t deal with as a young man. Making it was a very cathartic experience, and I hope it is for people watching it.”

For Murphy, the movie is both about the past - it allows those who lives through that time to finally see their story being told - and about today, when countries like Russia and Uganda target gayness and many governments prefer to think that the HIV/AIDS crisis is over even though, on average, 6,300 men and women a day still contract HIV. At the same time, as an openly gay man, he thinks the struggle against the virus depicted in The Normal Heart offers reason for hope.

“Larry and the other organizers were true heroes,” he says. “I have a wonderful life. I’m married, I have a kid, I have freedoms that as a child I never thought I would have. And I don’t think I would have those freedoms without those guys. So I was interested in paying them tribute.” He gives them a little nod: “Thank you for my life.”

Vogue USA May 2014