this show hits home like no other show

a CP ficlet, as promised

(idea courtesy of @echoing-artemis, who said CAPTIVE PRINCE BACHELOR AU which then turned into UNREAL AU in my head because let’s face it, in any situation like this, laurent will still be full of machinations.)

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When Damen laces his hands together, the left thumb is on top. Laurent fixes this detail with a look that is, as it were, a warm-up for the look he’s about to direct at Damen’s face. Damen is perched on the edge of the plush, over-quilted, impeccably white satin bedspread, elbows resting on his spread knees. He is crushing some of the red rose petals. Laurent makes a mental note to send a production assistant in here with fresh ones before they film the individual segments after the cocktail party.

Someone knocks at the closed door and says, “Um, I think–”

No,” snarls Laurent, wasting the first and most icily searing few seconds of his expression on the door. Silence follows.

“All right, what is it?” Laurent demands of Damen. “Is it drugs? Do I need to send someone out for some cocaine? Do you have a fucking headache? Has a soft-hearted AD whom I will summarily fire snuck you your phone, and you’ve found out that your cat’s died?”

“No,” Damen says, apparently to all of the above. After a moment he adds, in a tone that Laurent can’t parse, “I don’t have a cat.”

“Then what the fuck is wrong with you? I’ve seen potato salad with more vivacity than you’re showing out there.”

“It’s all so–staged,” Damen says, with distaste.

Laurent manages not to roll his eyes, but the violence with which he wishes he were rolling his eyes causes dull pain to gather behind them like a stormcloud.

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Guys I’m like not even being funny when I say I want to send a 10 page long letter to the show writers as well as a freaking bouquet. Black Sails is one of the most extraordinary pieces of storytelling this century and it hasn’t received nearly the amount of attention or accolades it deserves. I’m genuinely so appreciative of this one in a million show. Hoes (including me lmao) be out here throwing money at bore fests like the walking dead and hit and misses like game of thrones when black sails is essentially flawless. Like it should be shown in film and creative writing classes.

One thing I want to hammer home is that this show didn’t go the tragedy porn route like the aforementioned programmes and other wannabe hits. The characters got closure, realistic endings that were also profoundly satisfactory, dare I say happy?? Characters dying in a world as unforgivable as black sails and other period shows is expected and more than plausible, but it’s not mandatory. Anne could have died for Jack and his crew, and it would’ve made sense. But she got to LIVE, the story continued, she made up with Max and got better. Flint could have been killed by Silver and never learned of Thomas - BUT HE DIDN’T. THEY LET HIM HAVE AN ENDING. Nowadays there’s such a trend of killing and tormenting characters to be “edgy” or to elicit a reaction from audiences. It is so much more difficult to not kill your darlings, but to let them play out their mistakes and claw their way back to redemption. It’s also more satisfying for those watching, or so I think. When I think of characters like Ned Stark or Glenn Rhee, I do get sad and reflective, and the spectacles surrounding their demises were controversial enough to make friggin headlines. Black Sails, with its queer male lead, who is also a pirate king; its POC female former slave and leader of a rebellion; the rest of its legion of female powerhouses like max, eleanor, anne, miranda, madame guthrie; the glorious, often heinous shades of grey in charles vane, woodes rogers and john silver; that show won’t make headlines, but hopefully in time people will realise how rare and amazing it was.

Now we wait 20 years for the cast to age, so they can make a treasure island miniseries sequel….

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IF YOU WERE AN 80s or 90s baby, this story hits home.

I grew up on some of her most lovable, iconic, memorable characters! Her voice was truly one of a kind!

CHUCKIE - Rugrats
BABE - Remember, Bah Ram Ewe! Lol
DEXTER - Dexter’s Laboratory
GOSALYN - Darkwing Duck - theme songs in the day were fiya!! Still know the words! That was the show!
OBLINA - Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
BUNNIE RABBOT - Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)

She also lent her talented voice in other classic childhood film & tv shows like Aladdin, Beethoven, Powerpuff Girls, The Wild Thornberrys, Balto…

You are forever in our fond childhood memories and hearts! ♡

RIP CHRISTINE CAVANAUGH.

anonymous asked:

Wait so you think sasuke poking Sakura's forehead was confessing? And as out of curiosity may ask why you like sasusaku? I don't mind a short answer just some things I've been meaning to ask...

This is just gonna be so long!!!!!!! But I’ll try to make it short..

Well the first thing you need to know about me is that I just adore angst types of relationship. And Sasusaku is full of angst!!

As to why I like it? I’ll give you the run down. But be warned I’m just gonna end up explaining their moments lol.

I mean at first I didn’t really pay attention to it. It was During the Land of waves arc when Sasuke protected Sakura and when Sakura cried her heart for Sasuke did I start to appreciate it.

And the way how Sasuke instantly knew Sakura was acting differently and tried ( and succeeded) to cheer her up?

And not to mention my most adores SS moment. Which happens to be this.

Like just look how mad Sasuke is!!! He’s so pissed at the person who hurt her!! He was willing to rip someones arms out for it!!

And the hug? Can i just say that this moments itself is such a beautiful Sasusaku moment?

And lets not forget the small SS moments in between!!

All these moments just showed us how interesting their dynamic is!! Sasuke clearly is showing deep care for Sakura ( Not really in love ) And Sakura clearly loves him with all her heart!!

She tried to stop him(But failed) And like her words hit home!! Sasuke was clearly moved by her words and thanked her for loving him!!

“The one who filled his lonely heart with the emotion called love is Sakura”

And part 2 had some few SS moments. And that’s because they met about 2 times. The first being their reunion .

(The eyesmex? Can I just squeal??)

And I also noticed that throughout their reunion, Sasuke never attempted to harm Sakura. And like over here? He clearly hessitated.

In the end she was left unharmed.

Their second being at the very wrong time. Sakura was convinced that the only way to stop Sasuke was to kill him. And Sasuke was not in the right state of his mind. He had every intention to destroy anyone in his path. Whether it be karin? Kakashi? Naruto? Or even Sakura!!

But like even here it was more of a self defense. And what Kakashi said?”How far have you fallen” This was followed by “He truly meant to kill her” Like kakashi never said that when Sasuke tried to kill Naruto. He knew why Sasuke was like how he is than but yet what shocked him was when Sasuke attempted on Sakura’s life.

And that makes sense cause Sasuke has always protected her “ She became someone he had to protect” “Sakura was the last person Sasuke ever wanted to hurt”

But Sasuke needed to fall at his lowest just so Naruto can save him at his lowest.

But throughout all this? Sakura still loved him!! She didn’t wanted to make him her’s, She just wanted to save him!! 

Even during the war arc Sasuke has shown to protect her. Plus the eyesmex again?? My heart!!

Sakura’s second confession truly hurt!! 

In her first she said how she’ll do anything to make him happy!! Cause Sakura truly believed she could!! But now she’s like “ I know their is nothing I can do for you!!”

Again Sakura’s words hit home!! Cause her love for him made him think of his family! In the anime they showed his relationship with Mikoto ( A mothers love)

In the end the look Sasuke gave her when he asked for her forgiveness? He truly meant it. And he looked so guilty!! It just broke my shipper heart!!

Sasusaku is such angst full relationship with subtle and deep moments rather than grand gestures!! The only need little moments like holding hands, Staring at each other, Calling each other “Husband” and “Wife” to show their love.

And I loved those types of relationships!!!

And yes I do believe the forehead poke was a confession. Cause it made sasusaku canon. No love confession, no kiss. Just a poke. 

Cause like their were so many ways Sasuke could say goodbye to her!! But he used the poke instead! Which held such deep meaning! And unlike Itachi? He didn’t say “I’m sorry maybe next time” He said “ See you next time” Their was a confirmation here.

I don’t think Sasuke was in love with her. Cause he needed to cleanse his heart to accept hers. But the poke showed a confirmation of the future relationship. It was like “ I can’t love you yet, So wait for me. let me be worthy for your life Sakura. And when I will be? I’ll protect your heart”

And obviously he did. Cause Sakura stopped doubting her standing in Sasuke’s life. She now knows that he cares for her and understands him so deeply. As shown in Gaiden

anonymous asked:

Hello, I just wanted to ask if you have some things you absolutely always connect to Tony Stark? For example, because of iron man 1, a lot of people connect blueberries with Tony, and I just love things like that. Do you have any? :)

Oh wow, you shouldn’t have asked me that!

  • Fire/ashes/phoenixes
    • Because of the whole phoenix metaphor in im2 and the flame thrower thing in im1. But also because fire can be beautiful and cleansing but also very dangerous.
  • Anything that glows blue
    • For obvious reasons. The arc reactor and practically all Tony’s tech glows blue.
  • Donuts
    • Because I think Tony has a sweet tooth and I really liked the scene in im2 where Tony eats donuts in a giant donut. haha
  • Omeletts
    • Because of the omelette Tony tried to cook Pepper on the plane in im2. I actually think he’s a decent if not great chef, in the mentioned situation he was just very nervous and distracted.
  • Space/stars/galaxies
    • Because I believe Tony’s been fascinated by space since he was a little kid. And I really like the conflict it creates when it’s space that caused a lot of his troubles and traumas. I like the inward fight he’d have because he LOVES space but damn does it scare him
  • Medieval stuff/armours/swords
    • Well, he canonically like arthur and all those stories and it’s aesthetically pleasing but also very intriguing since he’s so focused on the future but loves the past. I like contrasts ok.
    • A lot of this is also @knightinironarmor‘s fault
  • Metal/concrete
    • Makes me think of his workshop and general design of his houses.
  • Coffee
    • Well, duh! Might be fandom that made coffee such a big deal for Tony but damn if I don’t love it!
  • Ripped jeans
    • I feel like Tony would have comfort-clothes that are like a safety thing for him. Soft and worn, his favourites that he’ll never throw away. I see some of these clothes being a couple of pairs of jeans that are full of rips and holes but his favourite to wear. :)
  • Soft fabrics
    • Coupled with the ripped jeans thing. Comfortable clothes Tony can snuggle up in when he doesn’t have to be The Tony Stark. I also read a headcanon of Tony with spd and it really hit home. And like I do, I think he’d have favourite soft clothes to wrap himself up in when everything else is just too much.
  • Scars
    • Scars shows that you’ve been hurt but made it through to the other side. They show strength and Tony has a lot of strength. Stark even translates to strong in swedish!

I told you, you shouldn’t have asked. I could also totally think of like a ton more of these haha

Dear Rhett and Link,

As a kingdom of Mythical Beasts, we (particularly your LGBTQQIA fans and allies) wanted to thank you for choosing the Trevor Project for Gifticality this month. So several of us have written to let you know what it means to see you supporting LGBTQ people. 

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After a long day working on his new Broadway show, Andy Blankenbuehler recently came home, poured himself a glass of wine and tried to unwind the way only he can.


The director-choreographer logged onto Pinterest and cruised through dozens of folders, examining images of the way folds of clothing catch light. That’s how this Tony winner unwinds? For Blankenbuehler, it’s like therapy.


“All I was looking at was light hitting dancers,” he explained. “Many people think that I’m very tunnel-visioned because I’m quietly absorbing.”


Blankenbuehler is directing the new musical “Bandstand,” which this month competes on Broadway with two other musicals he choreographed — the revival of “Cats” and a little show called “Hamilton.” And next month, his reimagining of the film “Dirty Dancing” arrives on ABC.


“I’m just a kid in a candy store for me to be able to have such amazing projects to work on,” he said. Even so, he recognizes the pressure coming off his work on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s bio of Alexander Hamilton. “A show like ‘Hamilton’ changes the stakes in a lot of ways as an artist and as a business person.”


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Blankenbuehler, 47, started dancing when he was 3. He had an older sister who attended dance classes and — like a scene from “A Chorus Line” — he went, too, with his mother crocheting in the hall. “My sister stopped dancing. I kept dancing,” he said.


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Blankenbuehler isn’t a choreographer who gets hung up on proper technique or perfect leaps. His movements are inspired by things as varied as architecture or the way people act in subways.


“I was always the person who was like, 'Oh, look at the way that clown looks!’ or 'Look at the way that person is bending over because their bag is so heavy.’ Those are the things that are interesting to me.”


One of the best things about “Hamilton” was Blankenbuehler’s use of an ensemble member to carry a bullet across the stage in slow motion, a feat he happily confesses he lifted from Quentin Tarantino films.


“For me, I’m like this mad scientists in the corner,” he said. “You have to live in a way that you’re awake.”

anonymous asked:

i'm so sad reading the reviews seems like the spoilers were right :( karen is barely in it and that's so shit they made deb seem as a lead and i was really happy with these kastle contents but now it seems like this is all there is and sigh sorry it's just i was really looking forward to lots of karen not just kastle. why did they make deb promote like as if she'd be in every episodes it's so annoying.

One thing to remember is that a lot of these reviews are based off of the initial 6 episodes, with a few exceptions like THR. And, ultimately, I’m just gonna say what I have from the beginning – we still get Karen in some capacity in at least several episodes. 

We were once over here without an ounce of hope that she’d get a cameo, then we didn’t expect her to stick around for more than a one episode guest appearance. And now all these glimpses of scenes we’ve have? Which – if a “maniac” comes after Karen at some point in the story, then I feel marginally confident we’ll be seeing a few scenes of her outside of Frank. After all, I believe IMDb lists Ellison for 2 episodes as well. And we know those aren’t likely to be Frank/Karen/Ellison scenes, lol. 

Plus we already know that the kastle scenes aren’t distinctly going to go in any direction with a label, so all the stuff we do get of her investigating, quiet moments in her apartment, her weathering threats and violence – even as most (or all) are in the presence of Frank, that doesn’t negate that they’re Karen scenes too. Doesn’t negate that we’re getting to see Karen and what she’s doing and how she’s thinking and how she’s reacting maybe differently or more completely now to some things, like said violence.

I’m still on a wait and see, because on a related note–

I wouldn’t trust the reviews right away. Tbh, I haven’t read many reviews for comic-based works since really I started watching them back with the first Iron Man movie. And I remember checking one or two for DDS2, mostly in attempts of finding interviews at the time, and they were hit and miss about the things I actually ended up adoring (namely, Karen, as well as others).

Moreover, these reviews are wild. They’re all over the board. A lot of them read like long-standing critics (listing x and x perceived missteps of all the Netflix Marvel shows in the past and which they say TP does as well) and non-fan reviewers. Which, I put the latter in because with comic-based things, and with a titular character and content as polarizing as TP, I don’t think you can get an accurate review if it’s not a fan. Your average viewer isn’t likely to watch an ad for this and casually go ‘I’ll give that a shot’ like with others shows. 

They green-lit this show after debuting Frank in DD because they know it’s all about whether this fanbase likes it, whether this fanbase wants this style of adaption. The things some reviewers are fixating on compared to others is so random from article to article. I know what I, as a fan, am going in for, and I’m going in precisely because I’m expecting to watch 13 hours of a grief-stricken Frank uncovering with a greater conspiracy about his family that overwhelms him because it’s a connection that hits so close to home and all of that gets interspersed with graphic violence and an arsenal of guns. Yet some of these reviews treat that like it wasn’t expected and as if that tone isn’t exactly why all of us went ‘sign me up!’ as soon as got the announcement, as soon as the synopses came out, as soon as the trailers started dropping.

So. I think we should just wait and see what Karen content we get outside of the few clips shown already, because honestly all of this has been a treat insofar and like has been said repeatedly, they didn’t have them in DDS2 together with plans to transition her to TP if his intro was successful enough for a stand-alone. That happened organically. Don’t let the reviews get you down – they’re entirely subjective content. The amount that Karen’s in, however much it is, could have perfectly understandable reasons. And…it’s Karen. All her scenes are going to be great, anyway. Wait to reserve judgment on the promo’ing and show at large until we actually see it.

“Why do you like Yuri!!! on ice?”

Me: *internally* Because I have never seen such an intensely relatable and human show, at least to my life and my circumstances. The fact that it shows this character whose life seemed so rock bottom at 23, struggling with very real anxiety, come out of this slump and fight his way back into happiness in a BELIEVABLE way is so inspiring and hits so close to home to me and so many others in similar situations.  Add in this absolutely beautiful relationship with such a wonderful love interest who doesn’t try to change, but instead encourages confidence in Yuuri.  And the fact that Yuuris anxiety is never cured but dealt with. The fact that Victor has to learn about it because he doesn’t understand, but they get through it.  The amazing, warm atmosphere with so much love, and so many kinds of love, and passion, and heart, and healing.  There are so many amazing characters who I can not wait to see again.  The fact that I got to see myself in these people, in a way I’ve never seen myself before in an anime, to see these people living happily as themselves, in a healthy but not PERFECT relationship, made me want to be myself loudly and authentically enough that I actually fucking started to do just that, something which I thought was impossible.  I honestly dont know where I’d be without it in my life, it gave me strength to get up and do something about where I was, and I’m a happier person because of it.  

Me: “Victor Nikiforov is hot and I am gay.” 

redarcanacustom  asked:

In response to sinxpenceee heals, I demand Dreamer DPSs where you physically fight people for a commission.

!!!!! EXCELLENT IDEA, MY DUDE, here’s the concept sketch:

Dreamer Harms

For the sum of whatever the cheapest mug of beer costs in your local bar, I will show up in your home and I will fight you. You only have to fill a questionnaire first which includes stuff like where I shouldn’t hit you, what weapons are allowed, if you are disabled or not, and other medical concerns you and I might have. Once I review and invariably approve of your solicitation, I show up and we fight. I can show up at your home, work, parking lot, or family event of choice. I will do it. I will do it. After we are done discharging our steam, we go to that bar and we drink together (you can drink whatever you want if you don’t do alcohol) and we have the best and funnest chat in our lives.

If you have a friend who wants to fight as well, for the price of two mugs of beer, we can make this a tag team match. I will bring my own guy or girl. Just point it out in the questionnaire. 

Here’s my Patreon. Shoot me any questions you may have.

anonymous asked:

A is a hitman and B is his victim (a prince). After A kidnaps him they live together, hating each other, while A is still deciding if he's going to kill B or not. Do you have some ideas about what A can do that may makes B like him until they go from enemies to friends, then lovers?

It would probably be some kind of act of kindness. Id assume the prince, like most people, would automatically assume that a hit-man is bad person.If your Prince see’s the hit-man doing something unexpected, like going out of his way to help someone, showing mercy, or perhaps even acting like a dork in their own home. Some kind of act that is proof that person A is far more then just a hit-man. Show your prince that he is a human being with multiple sides, both good and bad. This humanization, if you would, will open up that door to different relationships. So honestly, just let them get to know each other, and see multiple sides of each other until they are no longer just ‘The Prince’ and ‘The Hit-man’ to each other. 

I hope this helps, and if you need anything else, don’t be afraid to contact me! 

Such a journey to search & read “arrow spoilers” for the crossover and see all the viewers of each show bitching about the “unnecessary” business with characters from the shows they clearly don’t watch regularly.
Like, what did everyone expect?
Did they really think every scene would hit only their home team and not deal with other shows’ conflicts and couples?
I couldn’t give 2 flying fig newtons about Mon-El & Kara or that Firestorm is on the outs so Victor Garber can go on Broadway, but I signed on for this mess to follow my faves.
For my part, I do think it’s been a bit thin on Westallen considering their wedding is the backdrop, but I suspect they will have their moments in the second half.
We already are enduring whatever this Nazi BS is gonna end up being, let’s not act like a few scenes of Sara & Alex, or Olicity sorting out their business, or a meaty scene with original Arrowverse character Tommy is a bridge too far.

vallanoble  asked:

Ooh, I definitely agree with you about Jumin. Honestly, I hate the way the most of the fandom portrays him. I do actually enjoy him a lot in the game except in his own route (and jaehee's too lmao he was just too mean), because I feel like he got worse, in a sense. I prefer the older brother type that comes off cold but is fiercely protective of those he cares about. His route ruined his character for me, and that so many people seem to love it turns me off from a lot of fandom Jumin stuff.

Are you me? Because I swear, I feel the exact same way, hah. I was actually supposed to play Jumin’s route after Jaehee’s, but good lord, I don’t know if it’s because Jaehee’s route hit much closer to home and felt much more personal to me, but Jumin put me off there. He was fine in other routes, so seeing his behaviour in Jaehee’s route had me squirming, and I ended up skipping his route and going for Seven’s instead first. As for his route itself, I found it off-putting as well. Rather than showing his good side, it seemed to portray him poorly instead. I can see what Cheritz was trying to show with his character, but I feel like it wasn’t executed properly.
Cold but really just awkwardly protective and ignorant about commoner stuff Jumin is my jam.♥I wish there were more portrayals of him like that.

ariadnequagmire  asked:

OKAY PROMPT TIME modern au, vet!clarke takes care of the werewolf that shows up on her porch on full moons... little does she know that the werewolf is the hot bartender she flirt/argues with at every opportunity :)) because he trusts her :)) and likes her :)) and doesnt know how to tell her :))

Disclaimer: I know nothing about being a vet so don’t expect fully accurate content below the cut. I don’t want anyone saying “that’s not how that works” because this is a fic about fucking werewolves. This isn’t my best work but if Aby likes it, I’m happy. I may do more in this verse since this skips around a lot and such. And we’ll maybe find out who else is in Bellamy’s pack.

tw for very brief mentions of animal euthanasia


Clarke sighed, dropping her head on the bar with a loud thump.

“Bad day?” the bartender asked.

“The worst,” she groaned, wallowing in self pity for half a minute longer before lifting her head to meet his eyes. “I had to put down three animals.”

Bellamy winced, his mouth turning down into a grimace. Despite their differences, and there were many, she could always count on the animal lover in him to sympathize with the worst part of her job.

“They were in pain,” he said, pouring her a drink.

“Doesn’t make it easier,” Clarke mumbled, accepting the whiskey sour without hesitation.

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Each era, of course, has it own share of box office juggernauts. The new millennium gave us “”The Producers,” “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon” “Jersey Boys” and, God forgive us, “Mamma Mia!” The ’90s were dominated by “Miss Saigon,” “The Lion King” (other Disney family hits escape me) and “Rent.” The Brits colonized the ’80s with “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” And the recessionary ’70s coughed up “A Chorus Line.”


But none of these shows shifted the zeitgeist quite like “Hamilton.” A confluence of factors has helped create this phenomenon. Chiefly, the artistry of Miranda, 36, a prodigy whose first Broadway show (“In the Heights”) took home the Tony for best musical in 2008.


A prolific presence on Twitter, Miranda favors variations of the phrase “secret sauce” in his high-spirited 140-character pronouncements, and it’s clear that the secret sauce of his musical is the score, which brings to Broadway the sound millennials are streaming directly into their ears. The cast recording of “Hamilton” isn’t just one of the biggest-selling Broadway albums in history — it also gave Drake a run for his money on the rap charts.


By reconnecting popular music with the contemporary stage — a link that had been lost long before Stephen Sondheim — “Hamilton” has won the favor of a whole raft of contemporary hip-hop and R&B recording artists. Prince, who saw the show in March a few weeks before he died, tweeted: “THE BEST HISTORY CLASS EVER!” Beyonce and Jay Z took backstage pictures, which wouldn’t you know, went viral.


All of this cooler-than-usual fanfare (boosted by a performance by the cast of “Hamilton” on the Grammy Awards telecast) has helped bring a new audience to the show. But the most powerful endorsement, no doubt, came from the White House, where Miranda keeps getting invited back to perform. President Obama has seen the musical more than once, and Michelle Obama, also a return customer, didn’t couch her praise in the least, calling the show “the best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen.”


Usually, this kind of sensational acclaim provokes a backlash, but that hasn’t really happened for “Hamilton,” despite a few scholars raising questions about biographical accuracy and some uproar about the skyrocketing price of virtually unobtainable tickets.


The high-octane camaraderie of the cast, which received an astonishing seven acting nominations (a credit to Thomas Kail, a shoo-in for the directing award), has been infectious. These performers are having a quintessential New York moment. But it’s bigger than that. A path has been broken for all of us.


Broadway is still a ruthless marketplace, catering to upper-income brackets. But something is changing before our eyes. Producers are taking risks on innovative directors (European auteur Ivo van Hove’s deconstructions of Arthur Miller’s “A View From the Bridge” and “The Crucible” weren’t forgotten by the Tony nominating committee) and intrepid playwrights (David Harrower’s psychologically brutal “Blackbird” was nominated for best play revival, along with lead actor and actress nominations for Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams).


But what’s even more encouraging, the stage is holding the mirror up to nature, as Hamlet centuries ago said that it should. The front-runner for best play, “The Humans” by Stephen Karam, offers an unflinching look at how we live in this post-American-dream era. And all across Broadway, characters from different ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds are better reflecting the composite of our country and the wider world.


There’s still a long way to go, but history, thanks to “Hamilton,” is moving to a bouncier rhythm. I’ll bet even the peerless McDonald is celebrating.

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FOX, Fox television: Keep Red Band Society on the Air!

Red Band Society  is an American  teen   medical   comedy-drama  television series on  Fox  for the  2014–15 American television season  developed by Margaret Nagle. The series premiered on September 17, 2014. Based upon the  Spanish  drama series  Polseres vermelles , the series is a  dramedy  focused on a group of  teenagers  living together as patients in a hospital's  pediatric ward . Red Band Society is at risk of being cancelled  by FOX because of low ratings. Some people, like me, have fallen in love with the show since it aired.  For me, being someone who has spent a lot of time in the hospital, Red Band Society hits close to home and brightens my outlook on pediatric wards. It is the first show to make me happy in a long time, and it has done so for many others as well. If this show gets cancelled, those who adore this show will be distraught. Please give it another chance to gain more viewers. It is still a new show, and renewing it or bringing it back for more episodes after the fall finale can boost it’s ratings.

I know this isn’t Dylan related but if you are a fan of the Fox show Red Band Society, please sign the above petition to try and get Fox to continue production of the show! Also please tell all of your friends & family to sign & if they would like to catch up on all episodes, they can view all episodes on fox.com/redbandsociety. 

Thank you! :) 

Black Heart

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Pairings: Daughter!ReaderxCrowley, ReaderxDean

Warnings: Implied sex

Summary: You two conflicting lives seem to run smoothly alongside each other until Castiel drops a bombshell.

It had been five months since you’d save the Winchester’s lives and you’d never regretted anything less. In the last few months you’d some how miraculously managed to live as both a demon spy and a human hunter without the two ever crossing paths. You reported back often just like you were told to, barely revealing anything while you avoided joining the hunts that included the brothers ganking demons, afraid your whole pretense would crumble around you with devastating consequences. Much to your like neither your father nor Sam and Dean had any suspicions or asked any questions.

“So I’ve been thinking.” Dean reached over and turned down the Impala radio, the old classic rock song faded into the back ground so you could hear him better.

“Uh oh.” You widened your eyes in mock horror as you pretended that all Dean’s ideas were terrible.

“Just hear me out.” He laughed, glancing quickly at you before turning back to the road. “I talked to Sam and we both agreed that it would be a good idea if you moved into the bunker.”

“Dean Winchester are you asking me to move in with you?” You used humor as a way of deflecting your shook, never a million years would you have seen that one coming. You and Dean had continuously grown closer, you’d lost count on how many nights the two of you had shared in bed together and you were almost pretty sure that he called you on hunts simply more to see you than he did because he needed your help. Sam could see it too, he teased his brother endlessly whether you were there or not. 

“I didn’t mean it like that.” He shifted in his seat, the idea of settling down and being in a serious relationship was not one Dean was found of. “It would just make sense.”

“Dean I don’t think that’s a good idea.” You wanted nothing more to accept his offer and move straight in, pretending that, that was your only life. But the truth was, it simply wasn’t and you had to do the opposite of what you wanted.

“Oh.” You could practically see Dean’s heart sink as you rejected the idea.

“Common Dean don’t be like that. I just like my own independence and to be able to hunt by myself, moving in would mean giving that up.” You spouted any lies you could think of that could be used as acceptable excuses. 

“It’s fine, you don’t need to explain yourself to me.” His eyes said different as he stared down the road in front of him, you could see he was upset. 

“Hey I still promise to be your hunting buddy.” You prodded him in the side as you slid closer to him so you could drop your voice dangerously low. “And your fuck buddy.” 

Dean’s eyes grew dark as he squirmed under your words. You could see he was trying his best not to let what you said effect him because if he did he wouldn’t be able to stop himself from pulling over and taking you right there in front of passing cars.

“Will you at least come back with me now, just for the day?” He was looking over at you now, that old smile back on his face as tried to change the subject.

“What to see the bunker, or your bed?” You smirked as you winked out at him. Your flirtatious comment had caused him to erupt in laughter, a warm rich sound that washed over you and made you feel giddy. 

“Both.” It was his turn to smirk now, the promising look in his eyes provoking butterflies in your stomach, the words settling right between your thighs.

“Fine, fine.” You held your hands up in way of showing defeat. If you were honest you were actually sort of curious to find out more about the bunker after everything he’d told you about it. “Show me your magical place.”

“Are we still talking about the bunker or have we actually moved on to my bed?” The two of you continued to laugh as he turned the car around and headed home. You loved every part of the journey there. You’d spent it laughing, joking and teasing each other. You’d even stopped to grab a burger and to have a quick teenage like make out session before hitting the road again. You both sung as loud as you could to a number of rock tracks, Dean loving that you knew every single word. When you eventually got there Sam was waiting.

“Hey Y/N.” He smiled up at you from his seat before staring down at his book. “Dean convinced you to move in then?”

“Not quite, this is just flying visit.” You had his full attention now while Dean acted like he wasn’t listening. 

“You owe me $10, I knew she wouldn’t give in.” You looked between the brothers, a shocked laugh escaping your lips at the fact that they’d actual bet on it. 

“Yeah yeah, c'mon I’ll show you around.” Dean playfully pushed you away from Sam and waited until you were both out of his sight before attacking your lips with his own. 

“What was that for?” You pulled back breathless, your heart skipping a beat at the playful look in his eyes. 

“Do I need a reason?” His teeth dragged along his bottom lip as his hands found their to your hips. 

“You’re meant to be showing me around.” You reminded him, your voice now shaky with anticipation. 

“I thought we could start with my bedroom.” His voice was a low growl and it was now your turn to kiss him. Your hands roamed each other’s bodies, your lips never parting as you clumsily made your to his room. Just as you found the right door and made your way past it, you were interrupted by a voice you hadn’t heard before. 

“Hello Dean.” The blue eyed man stared up at you innocently from his position from across the room. You could barely breathe when you looked back at him, you could see his true form, the one Dean was oblivious too. He was an angel, and if you could see him then that meant you were in hell of a lot of trouble.

“Cas man, what have I told you about personal space!” He whined at his friend in frustration but Castiel wasn’t listening anymore. He was staring at you, his head cocked to the side, his eyes narrowed, his whole face twisted in uncertainty. He was struggling to work out exactly what you were. 

“Cas what is it?” Dean was staring back and forth between you both now, he wanted in on what ever was going on. 

“Dean are you aware she’s a demon?”

Part Four

Can we talk about how they addressed that your distress is still valid if it’s something small or large - it can be overwhelming no matter the size.

They showed that so beautifully in Steven Universe today with Ruby’s singular butterfly and Sapphire’s swarm.

It was overwhelming for both.
I think that’s so important since some feel like their distress is trivial or invalid if it isn’t “big enough” in comparison to others

This hit so damn close to home.
I love this show.
I do.

put me in coach, i’m ready to play

PR Director Emma Swan moves to Pittsburgh intent on restarting her life. But playboy shortstop Killian Jones is making her job a hell of a lot harder with his antics. CS AU. [Tumblr | AO3 | FF.net]

Quick note: So I removed this story a couple months ago with the intention of turning it into an original novel. But things didn’t turn out as planned, and I love it too much to keep it down. I’ll be reposting the story over the next couple of weeks - fleshing it out a bit more, correcting some mistakes, and adding some missing scenes. Thank you all for your patience and I hope you like it just as much during take two. :)

Prologue

She sighs and pinches the bridge of her nose as she stares at the homepage of ESPN.com, a picture of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ shortstop grinning blearily at the camera smack dab in the middle of the page. If this were a newspaper, it’d be above the fold. Somehow the blinking BREAKING NEWS bar above it makes it worse.   

If it can get worse. 

He has a pretty brunette straddling his waist, his fingers curled tight around her hip, and yep – there’s the half empty bottle of whiskey, right at his elbow. The headline reads Pirate Goes Plundering and she sighs again, pressing harder against her closed eyelids until she sees spots. 

She would say she expected more from ESPN, but she supposes it’s hard to avoid a meaty storyline when it falls right into your lap. 

Repeatedly.

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