this interview is old but whatever

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Millionaire Author John Grisham Says Not All Men Who Watch Child Porn Are Pedophiles
Crime writer John Grisham has said America is unjustly jailing too many citizens for viewing child pornography. In an interview with The Telegraph, Grisham, who earned $17 million last year and tied for 6th place in Forbes' ranking of top-earning authors, attacked the widespread incarceration of those who watch child [...]
By Natalie Robehmed

Huge trigger warning for cp.

Crime writer John Grisham has said America is unjustly jailing too many citizens for viewing child pornography. In an interview with The Telegraph, Grisham, who earned $17 million last year and tied for 6th place in Forbes’ ranking of top-earning authors, attacked the widespread incarceration of those who watch child porn.

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he told The Telegraph’s Peter Foster in an interview to promote his latest novel, Gray Mountain.

“But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

Grisham, who is well known for legal thrillers such as A Time to Kill and The Firm, has sold more than 275 million copies since his 1989 debut. Grisham first joined Forbes’ top-earning author ranking in 2000, with a $36 million annual paycheck. He has made an estimated $200 million before taxes and fees in the last 14 years.

No one who isn’t a pedophilia “accidentally” “stumbles” across cp, and if somehow they did, they wouldn’t stay there and. Finish.

I want to die.

If I were being totally blunt and honest, I had no interest really in listening to the record. I wasn’t even terribly curious about it. But I kept hearing from people… Well first of all he put out this epic single a little while back about six minutes long called ‘Sign of the Times’ which I thought, 'Gosh this sounds like Bowie crossed with Pink Floyd.’ I mean it’s absolutely the last sound you expect from this kid. And I was reading an interview that he gave with the New York Times… and he said you know once he finally stepped out on his own and got to do whatever he wanted, he said, 'I want to make a record that I would listen to and I grew up listening to The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd and The Beatles.’ And you hear, as you heard on that song ['Carolina’], you hear the influences throughout this entire record. I think it’s pretty striking. He really does a great job with it. He’s only 23 years old, so I’m really looking forward to seeing where he goes with all of this. I’m just impressed that he was able to make such a left turn from everything that he knew leading up to this point.
Zayn Malik: ‘I try to do right by’ girlfriend Gigi Hadid

Young love! Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are not shy about sharing their love. As Us Weekly first reported in November 2015, the “Dusk Till Dawn” singer, who is hosting Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers party on Tuesday, September 12, and the 22-year-old blonde bombshell became exclusive following his departure from One Direction. Ever since going public with their romance in December 2015, the pair have been showing off their love for one another with a bit of PDA.

Though when it comes to dating in the public eye, the 24-year-old Brit pays no attention to what’s being said. In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, Malik, named one of Us’ Most Stylish New Yorkers, opens up about their relationship, his signature style and his life as a solo artist with Us’ managing editor, Jennifer Peros.

Us: How do you describe your style?
ZM: I just wear whatever feels good on the day. I’m not really one to overthink things; whatever looks good I’ll put on. But I have a serious problem for sneakers and trainers.

Us: Any big fashion mistakes?
ZM: Nothing so far. It’s probably gonna happen in a few years and I’m gonna look back like, “Oh, s–t,” but right now I’m cool with everything.

Us: Does Gigi help you choose looks?
ZM: She doesn’t really pick out my outfits, but we do the normal thing between boyfriend and girlfriend where we’re like, “I like this,” or “that looks nice on you.”

Us: So you ask her, “Is this good?”
ZM: “Does my ass look big in this?”

Us: How do you both handle dating in the spotlight?
ZM: We try not to think about it too much. There are a lot of people who are too busy in other people’s lives. I just concentrate on my relationship and try to do right by my girlfriend and she does by me, and we hope for the best, as we all do!

Us: What’s a typical date night?
ZM: We both cook, so we like to make meals for each other. I make chicken and sweet corn pie. She likes that.

Us: On stage and on red carpets, you seem confident. Are there times when you’re not?
ZM: I believe there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I prefer to remain a little bit humble.

Us: You went public last year with your struggles with anxiety. Are you glad you’ve opened up about it?
ZM: Yeah, 100 percent. People have a better perspective of where I was coming from at the time and that it wasn’t me being ungrateful or unaware of the opportunities that were in front of me. It was just me struggling with being able to actually be there. I’m glad I got that off my chest. You have to clear the air.

Us: Are you still close to the 1D guys?
ZM: We’re in touch. Everything is on a civil level. It’s not the way it used to be, obviously, because we were spending 24 hours a day in the band and now we’re growing as individual men, but we still check in.

Us: Do you talk to Harry Styles?
ZM: To be honest, I never really spoke to Harry even when I was in the band. So I didn’t really expect that much of a relationship with him.

Us: Would you consider a reunion?
ZM: Who knows? I’ve said it before: Never say never.

Us: Two of them have kids now. Do you feel pressure to settle down?
ZM: I don’t think things like that should be decided based on feeling pressure. When it’s the right time and place, hopefully that will happen. Who knows when that will be.

Us: Your baby now is your next album. What can you share about it?
ZM: We’ve got some big people working on stuff. There’s soulful R&B tunes, club tunes, some pop songs. It’s a progression. My writing’s grown and I feel like I’ve grown. I just wanted to get all of that in the album and give people some new music.

To see what else Malik had to say about taking his career solo, his style and love Hadid, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday, September 13.

VIA US WEEKLY

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Shadowhunters Weeks: Week 18 - Favorite Shadowhunters Cast

Matt: I put out the fires and Harry is too mature to cause too many problems.

- Mads, you are shining more and more after being 50 years old. Do you have a secret to be sexy as you are?

Mads Mikkelsen: “Miso soup and sashimi!…(laught)  I do not know… But at least I am allowed to do whatever I like and I am also blessed with my family and friends. And maybe that combination makes me look young, perhaps it makes me feel young.”

[interview in Tokyo, January 2017]

somebodylost-chan  asked:

How viable is muscle memory that it trumps amnesia? Say, Jason Bourne who doesn't remember a thing, but still knows assassin-fu? Thanks for your advice!

Bourne isn’t running on muscle memory. He suffers from a variant of retrograde amnesia which affects his ability to remember who he is, but doesn’t affect his skills. From what I’ve read on the subject, it’s entirely possible for an amnesiac to retain basic knowledge, in isolation from specific memories. Which is to say, this can happen.

There are details about exactly how Bourne’s amnesia manifests itself that may be unrealistic. An individual can retain general knowledge, and skills, but that doesn’t mean they’re not impaired, and when you’re talking about something like tradecraft, being in full possession of your faculties is a little important.

For whatever it’s worth, the only time I’ve ever interacted with an amnesiac, they were suffering from anterograde amnesia. This is the inability to form new memories after a triggering event. (You can see this one demonstrated in Memento, if you’re wanting a point of reference.) So, I can’t really speak to how accurate Ludlum’s work was when it comes to that element.

In a 1986 interview, Ludlum claimed that he came up with the idea for the Bourne trilogy after suffering retrograde amnesia and losing about 12 hours. The old advice is, “write what you know,” and apparently Ludlum did, in this case.

I know I’ve recommended it before, but if you’re thinking about writing spy fiction, The Bourne Identity is a book you really should read. The 2002 adaptation is also good, but it uses the same premise to tell a very different story.

Normally, I would strongly caution writers against using amnesia in their stories, unless they have something fairly creative they want to do with it. This has more to do with amnesia plotlines being run into the ground, and becoming horribly cliche over the years. Memento uses it as a jumping off point for an interesting narrative format. Bourne uses it to play around with the spy as a character archetype. Bourne also uses it to play up the traditional mystery of a character who doesn’t know who they are, or who they can trust. That’s one of the approaches you probably want to avoid.

Because amnesia works so well for establishing a blank slate, and giving the audience a point of view character who is exactly as unfamiliar with the world as they are, it’s become cliche. I fully believe there are methods to use amnesia as a useful narrative tool for your work, but a lot of the more obvious approaches have already been done to death.

-Starke

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Harry Styles interview: Music is 'like therapy,' and 'honesty' is his drug
The' self-titled debut album from the One Direction singer comes out Friday.

Promoting a new album is hard work, and for Harry Styles, that work involves gamely commenting on One Direction fan-fiction theories.

“Oh, is that a thing?” he said, amused by the internet chatter linking his new song Sweet Creature to his 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson. “Well, whatever it is that it makes one feel. But I think if you listen to the lyrics, you can work out what it’s about.”

Styles’ charming, British-accented modesty aside, the 23-year-old One Direction singer is poised to become one of the world’s biggest pop stars with the release of his self-titled debut album (out Friday), a collection of music that Styles describes as “songs about stories, and another group of songs delving into, ‘Why did I feel like that.’”

His first single Sign of the Times was a Biblically-epic debut, drawing comparisons to David Bowie and Elton John, a logical progression from the classic-rock nostalgia heard on One Direction’s final two albums. But Styles, and his similarly-aged fans, grew up in an era of music where genre distinctions have melted together, and his album spends just as much time dabbling in twangy folk and modern alt-pop than the stadium-rock of his former band.

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Good thoughts: Victor and Yuuri are still pretty famous even after they’re old and have retired from coaching, they’re basically considered legends in the world of sports and their names are well known, so sometimes the media will interview them or snap pictures of them at sporting events and stuff.

And EVERY TIME they show up in magazines or news sites or whatever, it’s always accompanied by a lot of cooing over how they’re the cutest elderly couple ever. Yes, here are skating legend Victor Nikiforov-Katsuki’s thoughts on the controversial quintuple-flip but look, here’s a picture of him holding his husband’s hand and kissing his cheek! How precious! And to follow here is the retired history maker Yuuri Katsuki-Nikiforov’s opinions on Japan’s upcoming Olympic team but more importantly he shares with us how he and his husband just spent their fiftieth wedding anniversary in Barcelona!

They’re arguably more famous for being the best love story in sports history than for any medals they won or records they broke.

About Shipping and Respect pt.2

It’s been forever since I wrote the first part but since it seems like the topic is now more relevant than ever since BTS just pretty much collectively came out of the closet, here’s part two. 

Since Namjoon’s words apparently, somehow – although they were very specific – did not seem to convince everyone that it was, in fact, a coming out, here’s sort of a recap/explanation of what was being said: 1) by the use of the plural ‘you’ the question ‘what does true love mean to you?’ was specifically directed at the members of BTS, 2) Namjoon understood the meaning of this ‘you’, and confirmed that the interviewer and the interviewee were on the same wave length by using ‘we’ in his answer, 3) followed immediately by a description of their personal feelings towards a situation where they do not have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Meaning there’s at least one member who either has or potentially would date a man, at least one member who either has or potentially would date a woman, and possibly a member or members who’d be fine with either. Hence, although no one came out individually, they did come out as a group that does not consist of seven straight men.

But what does this have to do with shipping? Well, that’s the thing. It shouldn’t. Yet, it does. But before I continue, I want to make something clear. I’m myself both a shipper and critical of shipping and shippers, especially when it comes to the so called fujoshi culture and/or shipping real people. I’m also critical of those who judge shippers without knowing what shipping means to them. Because there is diversity. I’ve seen anti-shippers being very vocal about how much they hate some shippers and then it has turned out that these people have been doing the exact same thing – they love seeing love around them; they have just defined shipping very differently and judged each other based on the label.

Anyway, I want to talk about the difference between shipping and supporting. The reason I want to bring up this topic is because 1) these two things often overlap, 2) shippers and anti-shippers alike can’t always tell these two apart, which I think is part of the reason why shippers are being demonized (especially after Jungkook’s G.C.F. in Tokyo video), and 3) because support is what BTS needs here, not shipping.

I’m not telling anyone to stop shipping, (although I do suggest everyone take a good look at how they’re shipping what they ship), I just want to talk about how important it is to understand the difference between us and them. If your reaction (the public one that you choose to publish by commenting on BTS’s tweets, for example) to Namjoon’s words is something like ‘does this mean my ship could be real? That makes me so happy!’ you’re not showing your support. You’re showing your happiness about what THEY could potentially be giving YOU. This is taking the main focus from their decision to be open about something very private AND the LGBTQIA+ issues related to it, to something that revolves around the shippers’ personal gain. 

You can support something that you ship. Shippers caring more about their ships than respecting the inspiration behind them isn’t always the case. And as long as you aren’t hurting or exploiting anyone, it’s fine that your ship is important to you. It’s just not something they need to hear. Because that simply doesn’t have anything to do with them. The real people and the people in fanfiction aren’t even related. Those characters are our creations. So if you’re about to write a supportive comment that they, the real people, might see, try to see whether it benefits you who wants something to be real or if it really is something that can be seen as supporting the LGBTQIA+ folks.

Then there are shippers who are interested in LGBTQIA+ (or gays only, sadly) in the form of fiction but do not accept Namjoon’s words or Yoongi’s lyrics or the different options of what Jungkook’s video might mean. Perhaps BTS being non-straight suits their purposes only when it’s fiction or only when it means a certain ship is ‘real’. And shipwars make all of that much worse. That isn’t what should be dominating the discussion regarding their possible orientations or love interests.

Homophobia and shipping is a ridiculous combination and I can’t help but be incredibly bitter about the fact that it’s a thing. And if it’s not because of good old-fashioned heteronormativity, it’s mostly because people either can’t tell the difference between shipping and supporting, between our needs and theirs, or they simply don’t care.

I highly doubt that what Namjoon said in that interview will be the last we hear of this topic from them. They need to know that we’re listening, that we’re here for them and whatever homophobia they will most likely face from now on, at least it’s not coming from us, regardless of what we do or do not ship, and regardless of whether we’ve been paying attention to all these hints leading to this point since the beginning or are starting to consider this whole thing only now.

Let’s not push them back into the closet.

chris evans has the same dreams as a ten year old girl and I LOVE HIM FOR IT

"Once Upon a Time's" Lana Parrilla says the actors behind Adult Henry and Young Henry are *exactly* alike

Going into Season 7 of Once Upon a Time, Andrew J. West has the unique challenge of taking over the role of Henry. It makes sense, then, that the actor (Greek, Middle Man) found the task of coming into an established world and playing a well-defined character a bit daunting.

Daunting, yes — but also exciting.That’s because enough time has passed in Once Upon a Time‘s world for he and the team to be able to play with who Henry is and where he’s at in life.He’s changed in some really fundamental ways, so we can play with who this person has become and how he’s different from what he was when we last saw him at the end of Season 6.”

West added, teasing the season ahead: “He’s gone through some very significant changes, which will be explored early on in Season 7. They’re surprising and exciting.” Well, our curiosity is piqued…

It should be noted that Season 7 won’t be the first time we’ve seen West as Adult Henry. He appeared in the role at the end of Season 6, and really seemed to capture the essence of his predecessor.

“I’m sure that there was some sort of subconscious influence,” West said of the younger Henry’s mannerisms. “I mean. I’ve certainly been very steeped in the show ever since I got the job. I’ve been watching the episodes constantly — going back, looking at the pilot. I didn’t make a conscious effort to capture mannerisms, but I’m sure a lot of that influenced what I was doing.”

But more than that, West looked to Henry’s relationships to inform his choices. “I really wanted to take a lot of inspiration from the dynamic of the relationship between Emma and Henry, and Regina and Henry — really let those dynamics inspire what I was doing. That’s essentially where this person came from, you know? That’s what molded him into the person that he is.”

While West might not have actively been trying to tap into Gilmore’s mannerisms, Lana Parrilla — who plays Regina/Evil Queen — said that West and Gilmore are actually quite similar.

It’s really bizarre. For a moment I just thought, ‘Oh my God, I can absolutely see this man being my son — even though we’re seven years apart.‘”

Considering, Parrilla feels confident that this is a relationship that’s going to work. She’s already taken steps to find their groove, and asked West for help in that process. “I said, ‘I hope you’re comfortable with me touching your face and doing things that I used to do with Jared because I’ve known Jared since he was 10 years old. Jared is like my boy.’ Andrew was very open to it. He was like, ‘Do whatever you need to do to recreate that relationship with me.'”

Parrilla added, “I have a lot of faith in Andrew. I think he already organically possesses a sort of Jared-like quality.” Well, talk about an endorsement! That’s certainly got us excited for the season ahead, and Adult Henry’s arc in particular.

Once Upon a Time returns to ABC on October 6th.

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anonymous asked:

Unfortunately it's impossible to get impartial reporting. Maybe it is possible, but people don't see it as such. People complained about the Jamie EW cover (sorry, but the first part of Voyager is Jamie heavy), even before seeing that amazing pic of Claire inside, when last season everyone was complaining about too much Frank in half an episode. I also saw a lot of complaints about these last Claire/Frank pictures (Lynette gave the exclusive on one of them). So... I mean... it's a vicious cycle.

Sorry to write a 2nd message. Unfortunately Jamie’s role has been a bit washed in the show, and in season 2 it made a bit of sense, since it was more of a Claire drive book, her actions, her story etc. But I have a feeling some fans will have issues with promo every time. That’s very frustrating as well. And it’s not about actor vs. actor, which is silly to begin with, and I personally don’t care about them outside of Outlander.


- Promo isn’t rocket science. It is/should be an easy thing to manage with minimal effort - a tweet here or there, in time and on point, or an article giving actual teases, or interviews that don’t consist entirely of fan Qs. As a reporter whose outlet has been given exclusive access, has visited set, interviewed cast members and honestly speaking, what has she reported? What honest-to-God promo has taken place in the past few days (apart from self promotion, and Sam only tweeting - which is not his fault!)? Why bother telling people you are going down there, then turn around and say you can’t show us anything, coz “Spoilers” of a 20yr old book? Why say anything at all, in that case? Go quietly down there, do your job, and then tease actual legit teases when the time comes. I’d rather the info be given whenever it can be given, instead of having whatever TF we’ve had. It’s silly and unnecessary, and probs nothing we’ll get to see till 2weeks before the premiere, if not halfway through the season.

People will complain, people always complain - sometimes it’s justified, other times borne out of frustration, other times it’s plain old unnecessary. But in this case, now, I think it’s absolutely justified (and honestly 8 times out of 10, in the world of nonexistent Outlander promo, it’s justified). Promo is meant to entice, excite, tease, feature the lead actress and her co-star, their journeys, introduce new cast members, keeping fans engaged and/or bring in new ones. 

How hard is it for Starz to acknowledge their lead actress’ achievements and milestones in real time? How hard would it be for Lynette to have alternating tidbit tweets about the leads/show? How hard would it be for entertainment news outlets to see Sam’s strength as a actor instead of how buff he is? 

For ALL of us, Outlander is not our first ever show/fandom, nor will it be our last. We’ve watched shows come and go, with vary budgets/size of fanbases and their respective promo campaigns season in, season out - and by far - for me - Outlander has some of the worst SM promo campaigns. It’s poor. Focus is skewed, complacent and otherwise inconsistent.

Everyone’s opinion is valid, yet I think a lot of us have past the point of “oh, lets just enjoy whatever it is they give us!” to “can we please get anything competent?” 

Sorry this got longer than I intended lol, but asking for balanced, professional coverage, isn’t complaining. Shouldn’t that be expected of all promo - from any show?

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Ed Sheeran forced to quit Twitter after revealing vile comments bring him down
TROLLS have forced Ed Sheeran to quit Twitter. The Glastonbury headliner and chart record breaker said a constant stream of vile comments had been bringing him down. He told The Sun: “I’ve actually…

SHEERAN TWITTER QUITTER

Ed Sheeran forced to quit Twitter after revealing vile comments bring him down

EXCLUSIVE  By Dan Wootton, Associate Editor3rd July 2017, 9:39 pm


TROLLS have forced Ed Sheeran to quit Twitter.

The Glastonbury headliner and chart record breaker said a constant stream of vile comments had been bringing him down.

He told The Sun: “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it.

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.

“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.

“The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”

Ed’s Instagram account will automatically generate tweets on the site but he will not be using it himself.

The 26-year-old Shape Of You singer said instead he gets his reality checks from close friends and family.

He explained: “I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me.

“I don’t have to have someone calling me a whatever.”

But Ed will still read public feedback on his favourite websites, which are more positive.

He said: “The comments on The Sun’s websites are actually nice.

“You would have thought comments on a newspaper website could be the mean ones.”

Ed was even targeted by angry fans of Lady Gaga. He said: “Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f***ing hate.

“And it wasn’t anything to do with that at all.

“So I think Twitter gets on a massive steam roll of assuming things and then you get in the s***.”

Celebs including Stephen Fry, Adele, Rylan Clark-Neal and Zayn Malik have all at some time temporarily quit Twitter over hate.

who even are you to kiss harry’s ass, saying he has something the other members of 1d don’t, and saying he’s all high and mighty when you can’t even fucking respect him? no, you shit, we were not fucking angry that you “changed their image” to us, we don’t give a shit about your vampire rip off shots. we care about the insanely invasive things that article kept shoving at harry. asking a 19 year old about how many women he’s had sex with and not stopping until he answered, then still saying they don’t believe him when he was fucking tired and frustrated? that is fucking invading harry’s privacy and just beyond human decency! don’t fucking pin anything on us, don’t fucking say we are vulnerable to whatever preconceived shit you conjured up saying we’re afraid of their image changing. no, you shit, we’re pissed because the interview was disgusting and vile, vulgar. we respect harry, don’t you dare act like you ever did.