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The Witcher as a series on Netflix

This week was huge for all of the Witcher fans like me.

So Netflix will be doing series based on the Witcher!

I’m so excited and it made my week, but after firstly crying the tears of joy i got actually quite scary knowing that Netflix is american and americans are fucked up about being politically correct.

Everybody who had read the books or played games knows that witcher is based on medieval Poland and its surroundings like Germany which is represented by Nilfgaard, so this world should be only white people based which i believe would be too much for american political corectness, where black vikings are okay, but a little bit paler ancient egyptian is an attack on PoC culture. I totally won’t be surprised if they would change Jaskier/Dandelion into a black character, because, muh, representation. (Imagine Jaskier being a rapper instead of bard, lmao)

Also i have a lot of concerns when it comes to Geralt.

Everybody knows that Geralt is definitely not a gold character, he swears a lot, fuck almost every met girl, he cheats on love of his life, Yennefer (and she cheats on him too, but this is the part feminists likes to forget about) fucks her friend, kills a girl who was his lover and does many other bad things which i believe would be too much fat american feminists. This makes me afraid Netflix would change his cynical character into some kind of Aragorn-like gentlemen and Yennefer as his Arwen. I know if it was made by HBO they would let his oryginal behaviour stay, and this is why i would prefer HBO to do those series, but to be honest i have no idea how Netflix works as i never watched any of their shows.

Also i hope polish team (theoritically the producer is polish, Tomasz Bagiński) would actually have a lot to say as Witcher is based on slavic legends, mythical creatures but also allusions to historical events and charactersI am not sure that this american team who made Orange is the New Black which is constantly on the swing between foken white people or they do not respect black people can handle it.Theoretically Spakowski takes care of scenario, but look at Game of Thrones, where there is Martin, but it still doesn’t stop them from changing major plot, adding unnecessary characters and killing important ones, but always have enough screen time to put some tits. (those are worries i would have if it was made by HBO). 

Also, as i wrote before, there is this big worry whether the americanization would not kill the idea of the original witcher. Do you remember when the games has its premiere and there were those american portals and magazines who was appalled that games based on medieval Poland had absolutely no PoC characters? Imagine the shistorm afer the tv series! I would love if the producers will not break, like the Vikings producers who were forced by the talks about racism to add PoC characters who never ever had a right to be there according to history.

And one of the most important things - the actors! I really wonder if the leading ones like Geralt, Yennefer or Jaskier would be played by well know actors, or if they will make it like Harry Potter, or GoT style when the most important ones are played by not well-know actors, but the side roles are played by Hollywood stars. I don’t know yet who i would want to see as a Geralt but imagine Eva Green as Yennefer! This is a dream comes true!


 Well, there are so many questions i don’t even want to expend: how magic will look, how many stories would be in the series, are they going to add dwarves and gnomes? Will Striga finally look like Striga, not some kind of dwarfish godzilla?

I believe this is my longest post, but i’m such a big nerd i had to. If i will have any more  thoughts i will edit my posts imidiately. I’m just so so happy for this news i don’t even have more words.

Henrik’s agency said they’re turning down gay roles for now so he isn’t typecast. Whether or not that’s what henrik wants it’s what agencies do, especially with new actors, in order to ensure their clients have diverse opportunities and don’t only get offered similar roles. Yes, it is kind of offensive-sounding, and they worded it badly, unfortunately that’s reality. Once he’s done a few more projects, it’ll change.
In the past, some actors even refused to kiss the same gender on screen for fear of being typecast. It’s really a shame that the industry can be like that and people define characters exclusively by their sexuality or have some problem with portraying it when they shouldn’t. Hopefully one day this will stop.

Tonight, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has an extremely important episode about racial profiling. I encourage everyone to tune in and learn and to give this issue the attention that it needs. Ratings show that we care about this and want to be informed. 

You can watch live on Fox.com, and I believe Hulu also helps ratings. It airs at 8pm est and it is important. For more information on why, here is a small chunk of what I wrote about B99/the episode for a final paper in one of my political science classes: 


One question that the show runners of Brooklyn Nine-Nine struggled to answer for a long time was whether or not it would be appropriate to have an episode which discussed the racial profiling that is currently the talk of the nation. As a show with two black men playing the most prominent positions of power within a police precinct, many people have been wondering about the dichotomy that this presents. Brooklyn Nine-Nine shows a romantic notion of a police precinct in which all white male characters are aware of their privilege and, if they are not, their co-workers are quick to call them out on it. Yet this is not the case in all police precincts— something that the writers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have struggled with throughout the four seasons of the show due to the fact that “our heroes are the police, [and] it’s difficult to talk about the police in an abstract way,” said executive producer Dan Goor in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

The idea for the episode came about because of the unrest in the nation, and the writers pitched different ideas back-and-forth for quite a long time, but ultimately went with a situation that paralleled one which Terry Crews had been in. Crews is a former NFL player who had once been subjected to a stop-and-frisk, just as he is in this upcoming episode. In the context of the show, however, the character struggles with whether or not he should file a formal complaint that could jeopardize his career. “To a certain extent, it’s the question of: Am I blue or am I black?” Goor commented to Entertainment Weekly. The characters on the show all have to face the world of cops outside of their comfortable precinct, a conundrum that the actors and writers on the show felt that they had to tackle so that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine didn’t become a cartoon,” in the words of Terry Crews. He also points out, however, that this is just one of the reasons— and relevance in society, and making change, is another.

In the upcoming episode, Detective Jake Peralta, a white male, points out that he has done plenty of suspicious things on the street and had never been stopped by the police for it. Terry had merely been looking for his daughter’s blanket, while a flashback shows Jake sneaking in through a window wearing a Jason mask and getting away with it. (…) “As far as the show goes, it felt like there was an opportunity to make a statement. I think it’s definitely an issue that is really important [and] has been around for some time,” said writer Philip Jackson. The conscious decision to make that statement instead of shoving it under the rug is where the significance lies in this episode of television.

In 2017, black lives matter more than “all lives matter” because the lives of black American citizens are in genuine danger from the police. White citizens do not suffer from the same fears, period. This is something that frequently both stuns the country into silence and ignites it into action. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland could all still be alive today were it not for racial profiling— which the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers know very well. Thus, the creators have given this episode to the total control of the black community of people who work on the show. It was written by a black writer; the black actors on the show had a say in the way their characters reacted to the situation; the A-plot was taken away from the main character for the first time in all four seasons and sixteen episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Those telling these stories make it clear whose story they are telling, being careful to elevate the narrative of the black creative members of the team without stomping on or overpowering their voices. 

Perhaps the most telling piece of that narrative is found within a clip of the episode that has just been released on youtube. Sergeant Terry Jeffords and Captain Raymond Holt sit in the private home of the captain and discuss whether or not Terry should report the stop and frisk to his superiors. When Captain Holt points out that Terry is “a great cop. You could become a chief or higher,” Terry’s response is simple, yet effective: “How long will it take to make change that way?”

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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‘American Gods’ reinvents itself through its black protagonist

Shadow Moon is a racial enigma in American Gods, the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. The author describes his protagonist in ethnically-vague terms: Shadow has “light gray eyes,” “dark hair” and “cream-and-coffee skin,” Gaiman writes.

Shadow is asked, at different points in the book, whether he has “Indian blood” or “nigger blood.” Readers eventually learn that Shadow’s father is white, but his mother’s race remains conspicuously unsaid.

Ricky Whittle is less ambiguous. The British actor — who plays Shadow in the TV adaptation of Gaiman’s novel, which premieres Sunday on Starz — is multiracial, like his character. But his blackness is clear, both visually and narratively. At one point in an early episode, a white character named Czernobog asks Shadow if he is “black” outright.

“Is that a problem?” Shadow replies coldly.

The decision by showrunners to cast a visibly black actor as their lead bucks a long-standing trend in Hollywood. It marks the rare occasion where a piece of American screencraft embraces a character’s non-whiteness rather than erasing it. And the show is richer for it. Read more (4/30/17 10 PM)

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it’s not clear whether this famous scene of the movie Titanic was actually filmed in a pool. The pool could be “holding tub” for in-between scenes to keep the actors’ body temperature at a certain bar. What do you think?


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I want to be a character actor, I think. It’s probably because I’ve just watched five of his movies in a row, but for a lot of my life, I’ve wanted to work with Wes Anderson. All of his characters are really eccentric and interesting. I want to move into playing people so far from me that it’s difficult to find myself in that person. Because, with a character like Sansa, the lines have been blurring for years and I find myself in a bit of an identity crisis as to who I am - whether I’m Sansa or Sophie. I think it would be really fun and challenging for me to do something so beyond who I am. I’m just trying to push myself at the moment and find different characters that are so far-fetched that it would really become a project to become that person.

Yuri on Ice BD audio commentary translation - Volume 3

Translation of the audio commentary of the BD/DVD vol.3, by Mitsurou Kubo and Junichi Suwabe, voice actor of Victor Nikiforov. I really wanted to post this before the weekend because I’m not going to be home a lot, so I decided “well, I might just not sleep tonight and translate this instead”… This time there are some parts that I translated almost integrally. They talk a lot about Victor, especially Suwabe’s struggle to get into the role. It provides insight while at the same time not providing… since apparently it’s very hard to guess what is “right” when talking about Victor. I’m sure you will get what I mean if you read what they say…

The commentary is only for episode 6. Episode 5 has no commentary. It’s not a full translation but I summarized most of what they said, and as I wrote above some parts are almost completely translated. As in the previous ones, the format is different from normal interview translations, and you can find my comments too (mostly in brackets).

Translation under the post because it’s long. Enjoy!


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Unpopular opinion

Every time the BBC are looking for a new doctor it pisses me off when people are like 

It MUST be a woman or it MUST be a black person or it MUST NOT be a straight person

Like no, fuck that shit, minorities and those who experience persecution should not be used as tokens to improve diversity.

The doctor should be cast on one basis only: 

Whoever is best for the job

The decision should be made regardless of whether the actor is male, female, straight, gay, cis, trans, black, white etc

Stereotyped vs Nuanced Characters and Audience Perception

Writing with color receives many questions regarding the stereotypes Characters of Color and their story lines may possess.

There’s a difference between having a three-dimensional character with trait variance and flaws, versus one who walks the footsteps of a role people of their race/ethnicity are constantly put into. Let’s discuss this, as well as how sometimes, while there’s not much issue with the character, a biased audience will not allow the character to be dimensional.

But first: it’s crucial to consider the thinking behind your literary decisions.

Trace your Logic 

When it comes to the roles and traits you assign your characters, it’s important to ask yourself why you made them the way they are. This is especially true for your marginalized characters.

So you need an intimidating, scary character. What does intimidating look like on first brainstorm? Is it a Black man, large in size or presence? (aka a Scary Black Man) A Latino with trouble with the law? If so, why?

Really dig, even as it gets uncomfortable. You’ll likely find you’re conditioned to think of certain people in certain roles on the spot.

It’s a vicious cycle; we see a group of people represented a certain way in media, and in our own works depict them in the way we know. Whether you consciously believe it’s the truest depiction of them all or not, we’re conditioned to select them for these roles again and again. Actors of Color report on being told in auditions they’re not performing stereotypical enough and have been encouraged to act more “ethnic.” 

This ugly merry-go-round scarcely applies to (cis, straight) white people as they are allowed a multitude of roles in media. Well, then again, I do notice a funny trend of using white characters when stories need a leader, a hero, royalty, a love interest…

Today’s the day to break free from this preconditioned role-assigning.

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Why I don’t see Destiel as real

Have I noticed odd subtext between Dean and Castiel? Yes. Do I think that subtext adds up to a homosexual relationship between a sexless, genderless angel and a human man who can barely manage to have a meaningful relationship outside of the brotherly bond he has with his own brother? No.

I don’t see the show Supernatural as a show about romance. It’s about family. Castiel is family to Sam and Dean, the only family they really have left. (I don’t have positive feelings towards Mary, but she counts, obviously.) Destiel is something that was borne out of fan fiction. The two things are not related.

I’m a bisexual woman. I’m not locked into the hetero-normative relationship patterns on TV. I don’t believe in traditional anything, so if I thought there was a reason to believe Destiel was real, I would. I’m also not trying to change anyone’s mind or argue about whether it exists. I don’t think it does, but others do, and that’s all fine. All I’m saying is, until it’s directly addressed on the show or confirmed by the actors/writers/etc., it’s not real. 

Jensen has repeatedly said(and been threatened as a result) that Destiel is not real. If the man who originated a character in the pairing says it’s not real, then maybe you should all just accept it as not real and move on until it’s confirmed or explicitly depicted. Obviously you shouldn’t stop shipping it or writing it in your fan fiction, because some of the hottest fic out there is Destiel fan fic. But you can’t really say it’s canon until it’s actually directly confirmed. Subtext isn’t confirmation. It’s disrespectful to the actor who plays the character to insist something is real when they’ve said it’s not. I respect the actors of SPN and their wishes. If Jensen says it’s not real, then that’s good enough for me. 

I realize that the Destiel shippers will likely be upset by this, but the truth is the truth. I don’t know why so much time(including this post) has been devoted to a fictional ship when it could be spent doing something so much more productive. The actors of SPN devote their time to helping people outside work, and we’re all here screaming about a nonexistent ship. It originated in fan fiction and not the show for a reason, y’all. Sorry. 

Post Script: Keep the hate coming, trolls. Your true colors are showing. 😉
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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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Casting Call for Latina Trans Women

This is a little short notice, and unfortunately cutting it really close, but we haven't had contact from our promised actor in a while, and it’s three episode arc. If you fit the role, please send auditions to auditions@crossroadstations.com

Send any format, and give us a couple readings of these lines:

-  Michelle! Lucas! You two need to move this somewhere else before you take the entire town with you!

-  Alright, alright, stories of haunted ghost trains and so forth… Well, it sounds like one of you is already familiar with the old stories so I guess you don’t need the tour.

- (With Chagrin)Call it a bit of regretful nostalgia. Someone’s got to remember the awful end to that feud.

Please state your name, age, and whether you are local (in the Gainesville, FL area), or not. Thank you!

And those of you who do not fit the description, please boost this, as we’re in a bit of a bind.

Auditions end 5/18/2017

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I’m going to try out a new kind of commission I haven’t done in the past. If you perhaps want me to draw your character is a specific pose or costume but it doesn’t show off their face but that is something you want me to draw then this will fill both those needs. Or if you maybe want, say, the full body to be in profile, but the bust to be at a 3/5 angle. 

Please read the below information in its entirety before requesting a commission from me

The above prices are the starting prices, as stated, if your character is wearing complex armor/clothing or you want them to be posed with a prop/weapon/etc that’s complex in anyway, I will charge an extra 5-20$ based on complexity. 

If you want the bust of your character to be in color that will be an extra 10$ 

If you are interested in a commission, please e-mail me at allmadhere13@yahoo.com

Payment is accepted via Paypal ( I cannot accept any other forms of payment, sorry)

Payment is taken up front and I will not start on your commission until I have received the payment

Once I accept your commission, please be ready with lots of reference. Whether this is in-game screenshots, your own artwork, actors that you use as a faceclaim, or types of animals that will be helpful for properly portraying your khajiit or argonian characters (or other type of non-human characters). 

Please also have a pose in mind for your character, as well as clothing. People have often asked me to come up with an outfit for their characters in the past, instead of giving me reference, and that’s something I a) am not allowing people to commission at the moment and b) would charge a lot more for.

I also will decline any commissions I personally feel uncomfortable with. However, I’m totally fine with casual nudity that does not include showing the genitalia in anyway.

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“Women are made to feel defensive of their decisions, particularly when it comes to family life, and I don’t think that’s right. Whether you can ‘keep a man’, I hate that phrase, or whether you breastfeed, whether you don’t, whether you want to have children, whether you don’t, whether you can have children… I could go on and on. This film captures that element of women pitted against each other, who ultimately unite. I think the mistake is to say that these women are victims when, actually, this is an empowering film for women.”

get to know me meme: 3/10 actors and actresses ~ emily blunt

Writing an immersive third person limited point of view.

What is third person? In third person pov the narrator refers to all character by third-person pronouns, such as he, she, or they. In contrast, first person pov uses the first person pronouns, I and me, for the narrator.

What is third person limited? Third person limited is the alternate to third person omniscient. In third person limited, you have one single pov character narrating the story at any given moment (though you can have as many of these limited pov characters as you want throughout the course of the story), whereas in third person omniscient, there is an omniscient (all knowing) narrator.

Why choose a limited third person pov? 

- The reader forms a stronger, more personal connection to your pov character(s).
- You can easily build suspense because the reader never knows for certain what the non-pov characters are thinking, feeling, or planning.
- You can more easily write an unreliable narrator because your narrator tells things only as they see them, and not as they truly are.

At the end of the day, there is nothing you can’t do with limited if you’re creative and willing to think outside the box. 

So you want to write a good limited third person pov then?

Keep in mind that most of these tips also translate to first person pov. In many ways, third person limited is very similar to first person, because you have a single narrator at any given time, and the reader is confined to that narrator’s interpretation of the world.

Here are some key things you need to remember while writing limited third person: 

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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.

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.

ON THE TELEVISION SHOW “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT,” THERE IS A CHARACTER NAMED ANN WHOSE RUNNING JOKE IS THAT SHE’S VERY FORGETTABLE AND IT’S DIFFICULT TO NOTICE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR ABOUT HER.

ANN WAS PLAYED BY TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ACTORS. SHE WAS RECAST AFTER HER FIRST APPEARANCE AND VERY FEW PEOPLE NOTICED. IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAY WHETHER THE REPLACEMENT WAS DONE AS PART OF THE RUNNING JOKE, OR WHETHER THE RUNNING JOKE WAS INSPIRED BY THE REPLACEMENT.