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Tom Hanks can do a lot of things well, like, for example, charm the pants off all of America for decades. Part of that has to do with his uncanny ability to project an air of the Everyman. He’s been called the new Jimmy Stewart, such is his ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level. Deep down, we are all Tom Hanks. Even you. EVEN YOU.

Hanks plays an ordinary guy like nobody’s business. It’s what’s made him the star he is, whether he’s playing an ordinary guy who dresses as a woman for cheaper rent, an ordinary guy who deals with another toy muscling in on his turf, or an ordinary astronaut dealing with some tough, everyday decisions.

He does this incredibly well, even though he’s a multiple-Oscar winning multimillionaire who has been in the upper echelon of society for most of his life. And this isn’t a knock against Hanks; he’s an actor, he’s supposed to play people that aren’t exactly like him. By all accounts, he even seems to be a pretty cool dude. And if he invited me to one of his barbecues, it’d be cool. Just a thought, Tom.

Strangely, the thing that he really can’t play is what’s closest to him, a super rich guy. 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Fic: Marked

4.5k words, G rated

When Scorpius arrived in that hellish other world he discovered he had the Dark Mark branded on his arm. He hoped that when he left it would go away, but here he is, back in his own world, hiding the scar from his best friend and his dad. 

Am I allowed to blame one of the actors for a fic? This is one hundred percent James Le Lacheur’s fault. I wrote this after seeing her first show as Scorpius back in October. For those who don’t know, her Scorpius rubs his left arm during the conversation about the Voldy timeline in McGonagall’s office, and I’ve now seen that happen twice, so it isn’t a coincidence. It made me wonder whether the Scorpion King is marked, and whether that would affect Scorpius. 

This is also @bounding-heart‘s fault for talking about Scorpius and Dark Marks recently. It’s time to finally drag this thing from the angsty depths of my iPad and unleash it on the world.

Thanks to @abradystrix for betaing! 

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anothersherlockian  asked:

hellooo :) I'm new in the Granada fandom (I maaaay have stalked you :D I'm on page 36 of your blog) and I wanted to say that I really love your blog. I noticed that many fans of the BBC Sherlock turned to Granada (just like me) because they're dissappointed. Is there anything we newbies should know about the Granada fandom or the series?

Hello, thanks and welcome! hopefully you’ll have a good time here :) So you know this is a very welcoming and good hearted fandom, you’ll notice that whether you ship or not the boys, there’s a good sense of respect for each one’s personal reading of the characters.

I suppose you already noticed about the two actors that played Watson, which is an often discussed topic, everyone has their favorite but both actors are equally loved and appreciated, I talk a little about it here > (X)

If you are interested you can read Nekosmuse’s subtext analysis of the series here > (x)

Oh and a very important thing: Holmes in the cream-colored suit, which makes your heart stop and heals at the same time

And that’s it, have fun, enjoy, because that’s how it should be (most of the time XD)

anonymous asked:

Lol at the antis saying that robron fans are excited to see Aaron being abused in Jail. Like wtf?? Sometimes they just pull stuff out of their ass. Like when did any of us ever say that??? All people were saying is that Danny is going to smash the storyline. None of us are happy that Aaron is going to have to go through this.

I haven’t seen one person say they are looking forward to Aaron being abused (that’s just sick), I’m dreading it. There’s a difference between looking forward to an actors performance and a character’s story line. I’m interested to see where they go with it and whether or not Aaron is going to finally going to receive professionally help but I am in no way looking forward to seeing Aaron being a victim of abuse.

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Viola Davis won her FIFTH Screen Actors Guild Award for supporting actress Sunday night. After the show she was asked whether the increase in Black actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards was a response to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite backlash. 

I guess this question is offensive itself as it doubts talent of Black actors in general. 

Viola Davis spoke the truth with intelligence and grace. Very inspiring. What a legend.

The mimikyu totem has a picture of ash and pikachu in its room, meaning one of two things,
Either ash is canon in the games,
Or my personal theory, the pokemon ANIME is canon in the games and ash and pikachu characters (also explaining pikachus huge popularity in universe) whether this picture is a screencap, cosplayers, or its a live action show (and the actor pikachu at the Resort plays pikachu in the show)

I am So Done with these criticisms I keep seeing like “It was good and all but Diego Luna didn’t work for me casting-wise, he was too wiry and soft-spoken, not action-movie enough” and I’m like??? SPY???? That’s the point???? Honestly people need to stop forcing the Hypermasculine Jason Statham Aesthetic bullshit irrelevantly onto characters that bear literally no comparison.

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Natasha Negovanlis

If you follow me and you say things like:

“Natasha is so in love with Elise wtf.”

“Natasha obviously has feelings for her.”

“Natasha deffo likes her, she’s not that good an actress.”

Let me tell you why these statements aren’t okay.

Natasha is a queer actor who had the gall to be open and candid about her non-heterosexuality when she was probably terrified of what that would mean for her commercial viability. I can guarantee you, she would have had people telling her that being open about being LGBT would be a mistake.

Comments like the above are absolutely derived from the notion of her queerness whether you want to accept it or not. When you imply, or you see posts implying, that Natasha isn’t a good enough actress and the range she shows in a scene comes directly from her attraction to her co-star, imagine how you would feel if you had to look her in the eye and read that aloud to her.

Imagine how you would feel if a straight person implied that your talent, your hard work, your passion was somehow overshadowed by your sexuality.

Oh wait, you probably don’t have to imagine it because it’s something we’ve all experienced.

I’m not trying to say that thinking Natasha and Elise would be adorable together is an innately bad thing, but when the focus is always on Natasha having feelings for Elise we have a responsibility to treat that woman with the due respect she deserves as a member of our community and call it out.

PSA

NOT EVERY IDOL MAKES A FORTUNE. 

 NOT EVERY IDOL IS ABLE TO AFFORD MEAT AND THATS WHY THEY GET SO EXCITED WHEN SHOWS OFFER THEM MEAT AS A PRIZE.
NOT EVERY IDOL IS ABLE TO DO THINGS LIKE BUY THEIR PARENTS A NEW HOUSE.
NOT EVERY IDOL FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ABLE TO AFFORD A FLIGHT BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

IDOLS DONT LIVE THIS AMAZING GLAMOROUS LIFE.
THEY HAD TO WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO EVEN GET TO THE POINT OF BEING AN IDOL. THEY DIDNT JUST SHOW UP TO A COMPANY AND BE LIKE “IM HERE TO BE A STAR. DEBUT ME.”
THEY WENT THROUGH HOURS OF TRAINING EVERYDAY. WHETHER IT WAS LANGUAGE OR DANCE OR VOCAL OR SCHOOL IN GENERAL. SOME EVEN WORKED WHILE BEING A TRAINEE SO THEY COULD EAT.
IDOLS AND ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OFTEN TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WOULD EAT WHATEVER THEY COULD DURING THEIR TRAINING. SOME EVEN EATING VITAMINS UNTIL THEY HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. OTHERS ATE OUT OF TRASH CANS BECAUSE THEY HAD NO OTHER WAY OF GETTING FOOD.

THE TRAINING IS STRESSFUL AND WHEN YOU DEBUT IT GETS WORSE. YOUR SCHEDULE IS EVEN MORE PACKED BECAUSE YOULL HAVE TO START DOING INTERVIEWS AND VARIETY SHOWS ON TOP OF PRACTICING VOCALS AND DANCE.
JUST APPEARING ON A MUSIC SHOW LIKE MUSIC BANK OR INKIGAYO TAKES LIKE 11 HOURS BECAUSE THEY GET UP AT LIKE 5 AND DONT LEAVE UNTIL 9.

SO PLEASE DONT AUDITION FOR COMPANIES WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT YOU WILL MAKE BANK RIGHT OFF THE BAT.

GROUPS WHO MAKE BANK WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND BE ABLE TO BUY THINGS FOR THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILY.

BIG BANG DID NOT MAKE MORE THAN MAROON 5 DID IN 2016 THE MINUTE THEY DEBUTED. THEY WORKED HARD TO GET THERE.

PLEASE JUST REMEMBER THAT IDOLS STRUGGLE TOO.

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Virginia mom says teacher forced son to act like a slave for a history lesson

  • Tamika Derozen, whose son is a sixth-grader at Shelburne Middle School in Stauton, Virginia, told WHSV that her son’s teacher asked black students to act as slaves during a lesson about the Louisiana Purchase. 
  • The teacher apparently asked the black students to pick cotton and dig for coal. Some of the students refused.
  • But the black students weren’t the only ones who were asked to play pretend. The teacher then allegedly asked white students to join and play noblemen.
  • Derozen said she contacted the school and that the principal apologized. 
  • However, that wasn’t the end of the ordeal. According to Derozen’s son, on Monday, the teacher responded to the complaint directly to her students. 
  • When Derozen’s son walked into class, the teacher put an image from the miniseries Roots on the projector. 
  • She then allegedly asked students whether it made sense for a white actor to play a slave.
  • In a statement on the city’s district website, Staunton City Schools superintendent Linda Reviea said the matter would be handled “swiftly and fairly.” Read more

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Hey if people who don’t like the dub could stop reblogging my post with tags and comments about how much they hate the dub as well as adding things like “Shut the fuck up the dub sucks I hate it”, that would be much appreciated.

Cause here’s the thing about dubs, they’re never gonna be perfect and some are worse than others. But the dub of Yuri on Ice, whether you feel it’s well done or not, is important. As I stated in a previous post, most series that feature LGBT characters or non-hetero relationships aren’t handled with the same amount of effort and respect as other series. A prime example would be No.6. The voice acting was mediocre and the dub as a whole felt lazy. It’s obvious that it was rushed out and the the team and actors weren’t totally invested. Compare that to the obvious amount of time and work they put in to Yuri on Ice. Yes the voices aren’t perfect but when you watch a sub first, I think it’s almost impossible to think dubbed voices are perfect.

In America (where the dub is recorded) we don’t have the same censorship as Japan when it comes to gay relationships. They have been very blunt and straightforward in terms of Victor and Yuri’s relationship in the dub and have changed several lines to more literal translations because they don’t have to worry about censorship. It’s obvious too that the actors are giving this series their all and are invested in it, which is so rare to see and hear in a series featuring LGBT characters.

Supporting this dub also helps show the anime distribution and licensing companies that we want to see the same care and effort in shows featuring gay couples as we see in shows featuring hetero couples. There isn’t enough quality representation in the anime industry and supporting both dubs and subs helps show we want more!

Also, dubs are important as a whole because they make anime accessible to people who struggle with reading, or who are visually impaired, or have anxiety. My friend has high anxiety and she can only watch dubs because trying to read the subs and watch the show at the same time used to overwhelm her. My brother has dyslexia and he prefers dubs because he doesn’t have to worry about trying to keep up with the quick changing subs.

So yeah please stop adding that you hate the dub because it’s important. It’s not the best, but it is important

  • <p> <b>Latinx People:</b> I have a problem with the constant erasure of Latinx characters and having non-Latinx actors/actresses play them.<p/><b>Non-Latinx People:</b> Here's a series of essays, posts, and tweets made by non-latinx about why you shouldn't be angry about having your representation taken away. Also let me tell you about how your ethnicity works and why these people are Hispanic and Latin.<p/></p>
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Matthew McConaughey thinks it’s time for Americans to “embrace” Donald Trump’s presidency

During an interview with ChannelFi for his new film Gold, the actor was asked whether celebrities such as himself should give President Trump “a break.” McConaughey’s response was probably not what Meryl Streep wanted to hear. In fact, it’s pretty disconcerting.

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here’s the thing:

mark and steven wrote that episode and specifically that ending because they knew that everyone watching the show - including the Casual™️ viewers - will now spend the next week rooting for john and sherlock to reconcile. the last we saw of our famous “”””sociopath”””” detective was him going to JOHN’S therapist to tell her about his re-occuirng dreams and asking for advice on how to help john, we see him being turned away by john when he offers help, the person he cares about most in the world; and god damn if benedict isn’t the most talented actor i’ve ever seen because the LOOK on sherlock’s face when he hears that he’s the last person john wants to see is the look of someone whose whole world has just been torn apart, and we see mary (whether it is honest or not) asking him to save john. Finally, and this is probably one of the most important scenes, we see sherlock ask mrs hudson, in an extremely OOC way, to help him stop being arrogant and cocky; two traits that we can all agree have long been fundamental in sherlock’s personality. Sherlock is clearly so desperate to see john - to talk to him, to help him, to be with him, and it’s been conveyed so clearly that now we, as an audience, want that to happen. 

but do you really think gatiss and moffat would put sherlock (and us) through all this turmoil for him and john to simply have a quick resolve and ~become friends again~ and they’d be back where they left off??? ohhh no. they’re planning something big. something “groundbreaking” that’ll make us think “love conquers all”, and anyone who watches the show and who has eyes and a little common sense knows that can only mean one thing.  this episode has fuelled my confidence on an exponential scale that something huge will happen during either TLD or TFB, and i think it’s going to be a love confession from sherlock.

I enjoy when people can be interesting, because they are, and there’s endless space to explore with that, so I’m just really looking forward to working with great actors, great filmmakers, whether it’d be on the big or small screen and just telling great stories that people talk about 20, 30 years from now and not just for the next two months. I think that’s my biggest goal.

This photo.  I’m dead.  I *just* joined Tumblr, so I hope I’m doing this right - I just wanted to share this story with everyone.

MegaCon Tampa 2016 was my (and my kids’) first con and it was the most amazing experience.  I was so nervous about the photos because I paid a LOT of money for the photo/autograph package and my kids tend to make silly faces in pictures and not smile.  My 3yo (mini doctor) does not like strangers (and I wasn’t sure whether, at his age, he would make the connection that this tall bearded man is the actor who plays “the spiky hair Doctor” on TV and therefore we love him.)  Afraid he would just see DT as “random bearded stranger”, I was envisioning an awkward disaster, but reminded myself that whatever happened would be a fun memory regardless.

I was elated to find out that our photos and autographs would be 1st thing in the morning since we had purchased the “Ultimate Fan Experience” package.  I knew at least the kids would be at their best and probably not cranky yet.  We arrived early and stood in line with some of the most amazing people.  My mini doctor was finally allowed to play with his sonic screwdriver, and everyone was very patient with his incessant “sonic-ing” at their costumes, jewelry, merchandise, and various body parts.

We walked into the photo “booth” with about 2 people in front of us, as David & Billie’s faces both lit up when they saw the kids in costume.  I think Billie even pointed at mini Rose.  I told the person in charge that it would be just the kids in the photo, and she motioned me to stand by the cameraman during the photo.  I am SO GLAD I was not in the photo because I got to see the entire scene unfold.

**YES I RAMBLE!  HERE’S THE GOOD PART IF YOU SKIPPED AHEAD**

David bent down, opened his arms enthusiastically to my son, and said, “Come here!”  Then something magical happened - my son went right to him without hesitating and David picked him right up and turned toward the camera.  It was adorable and precious and so many other adjectives but mostly just random letters produced by flailing at the keyboard because adjectives don’t do it justice.  Both kids and myself were beaming as we stepped out of the booth to retrieve our photo - but the photo checker motioned us BACK INTO the booth (I’m guessing one of the kids blinked during the photo).  I was devastated - there was NO WAY the whole scene would go as well the second time.  We squeezed back into the area, and David again opened his arms to my little guy.  He practically ran into David’s arms, like he was greeting his daddy coming home after a long day at work.  It was incredible.  In fact, my mini doctor was so enamored with David, he forgot all about his precious sonic screwdriver until David reminded him, “Point the sonic!  Right there!  Right at the camera!”  It was just amazing seeing David so attentive to my son.  Several of the people behind us in line also got to witness the magic and have told me that the scene was one of the highlights of THEIR MegaCon as well!  And most of my fangirling has been over David, but the fact that my mini Rose is also smiling in this pic is a HUGE testament to Billie’s sweetness and friendliness. We had literally practiced making a nice smile for the photo and all I got was a blank stare.  Rose is by far my daughter’s favorite companion and I know she was completely thrilled at meeting Billie and how Billie squealed over her costume (On a side note, Eleven WAS her favorite Doctor - but I think she is a TEN convert now after meeting David!)

We moved on to the autograph line and waited while David and Billie finished the rest of the photos.  My 7yo (mini Rose) wanted to say something to David - I wasn’t sure we would have time to say much at all but when we got to David I said, “She wanted to tell you something” and he patiently leaned over the table to hear her and said, “What did you want to tell me?”  She told him she loved his performance in Much Ado, and I mentioned that she was a big fan of Shakespeare after watching him in Much Ado and Hamlet.  He said “Oh, I love hearing that!” 

She also got to ask him a question in the DT/BP panel at the end of the day, but I will save that for another post!

I think Amy and Dan see Logan as Christopher from a story perspective. For me as an actor, that’s not something actionable that I can play. I can’t play Christopher. I’ve always seen Logan as someone who pushes Rory to take risks and push her life in new directions. He’s helping her to achieve her dreams and providing her with the means to achieve those dreams—whether that be help from his father or the key to the house. He’ll do anything he can to help her.
—  Matt Czuchry