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anonymous asked:

Okay so, I was thinkin' a Robert/MC request. And it sort of touches down on something more emotionally touching? Him opening up about his feelings and the MC knows its hard for him to do. Maybe toss in some sweet cuddles if ya need but yeah. That'd be totally neato.

This was a pretty tough one, I couldn’t think of anything that’ll get the emotionally touching feeling on so I’ve decided to make a little jealous robert thing if you don’t mind. Hopefully you all like it!

I won’t say (I’m jealous)
Robert Small X MC Daddy              

Robert said he needed to work on emotional things first before committing into any romantic relationship, which I really respect and I am more than willing to wait till he’s ready. He’s been going through a lot and I know that as a father you’d want focus on family matters first. His relationship with Val has definitely improved these past few months. Also, no more daily dose of whiskey shots at Jim and Kim’s. I’m really proud of all the progress he’s made. And as promised, I remained by his side as a friend.

“I like you, I like you a lot.” He said as he held my hand, we were sitting our tree by the backyard watching guests leave the party we held for Amanda.

Those words are all I could hold on at the moment. And if loving him means holding on to those words for as long as I can, hold on I will.

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anonymous asked:

How do you plan on getting your creations and work out there after film school? Do you believe it will be a difficult endeavor or an easy one?

This is a big and scary question!

The short answer is: I don’t know, but I don’t think it will be easy.

Discouraged? Don’t be. Read the long answer below!

There are endless ways to get your creations out into the world. Film festivals, screenwriting contests (*winks*), sharing and working with your peers, and commercial work are just a few ways.

I am currently working in a (sort of) commercial job where I make promotional and training videos as well as graphic design work. This may seem boring, but I am actually challenged because I get to be creative in the way I share information. In this way, I am already sharing my works. The commercial work I do, while more business than creative, has given me connections, skills, and works that I can show to clients and other filmmakers.

The best way, I think, is to collaborate with other filmmakers. There is never just one person involved in making a successful film. There are dozens, sometimes hundreds of people working on a single project. The popular phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is very true in the film industry. I am a writer, so I talk to my director and cinematographer friends when I want a film produced. I work on sets as a scripty and have had people ask me to send scripts their way because they aren’t writers but desperately want to make a film. The people you create films with have their own networks and the more people you know and work with, the more exposure your creations will get.

After film school specifically, I hope to work in television. In television, you work with a lot of the same people for a longer period of time, whether it’s on set or in the writer’s room. I am already involved in a writers room and I hope to build more connections in the TV world. (I got my hands on scripty notes from Empire via one of the show’s editors and I was so excited!)

Do I think it will be easy? Absolutely not. I am an introvert by nature and networking is something I struggle with. I also tend to procrastinate and be indecisive when working on personal projects, which makes writing a slow process for me. However, I still try to be involved in projects and I keep creating.

I hope this helped and I didn’t overwhelm you with my lack of a plan for my future.

Best,
Jules

Can u imagine namjoon as the type of father who will let his kids do shit and be like “don’t tell mom” bc he knows she’s gonna kill him when she finds out.

People are worried about how Kurt and Blaine could possibly have gotten a marriage license at such short notice, but I think it’s pretty obvious that Brittany took care of that by transporting them back in time.

heres my hot take on the dad game:
it may have been originally conceived by mlm creators but its been edited (by the game grumps) to be palatable to straight people (specifically lets players) to the point where the dads dont explicitly date even in the best possible endings. like maybe i dont know how dating sims work but im sure that having such ambiguous endings is due to homophobia. look i payed the $15 i played through almost all the dads and im telling you guys that the representation is a half assed attempt to placate the gays while still commercializing us for profit. do you really think the game grumps give a shit about lgbt rep? this whole thing is gay baiting taken to a new level. its giving us the most empty gay romances possible just so straights can capitalize off the novelty of gay peoples existance.

Seeing progress!

Weigh in today:

Last week: 239.8

Today: 238.4

Difference: -1.4 pounds

Total loss: 1.9 pounds

Planning my meals, walking my dog, and doing small 5-10 minute workouts a day has really been helping!

My workouts consist of:

10 wall push-ups
10 lunges each side OR 10 squats
1 30 second plank
30 seconds going up and down the bottom stair in my house

I do it on a commercial break while I watch the news in the morning. I count each commercial as 30 seconds- so 1commercial = 1 plank, 1 commercial = up and down the stairs.

Plus I’ve been drinking 8 cups of water a day- I’m actually getting thirsty if I don’t drink enough, which I think is a really great reminder.

Oh!

Non scale victory!

I had to tie my basketball shorts this morning because they are sliding! And my work pants are getting too big!!

a grove of them chase sunsets and horizons and the shade of pink that the sky sometimes blesses us with when it’s feeling generous. a tribe of them went the other way, to walk along the highway and take rides from strangers. they take joy in twilight and dance all night wherever they are. sometimes i think if i cut them open all i would find is a gaping hole, and not just because it’s what i’m told. i feel this way for the same reason that they have, to be doing these things while other hearts go on a commercialized spree to be stuffed into a box. i wrote a poem the other day that they liked, it was about the hole in my head. the one i sometimes fall into when i try to remember something from the past. it’s my blind spot, it’s what i see when my eyes are closed. we share.
—  late night thoughts #6
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Power Up On The Go

A major concern for people thinking about buying their first electric vehicle is something that has come to be known as range anxiety, the fear that the car will run out of juice before they get to their destination or a recharging point. The perception is so widely felt that it’s considered an obstacle to large numbers of consumers adopting the technology. Yet experts say electric vehicles powered by renewable sources like the sun and wind are necessary to achieve energy independence and to slow human contributions to climate change.

One way of extending electric vehicle range besides the difficult road of improving battery technology is to build recharging infrastructure like that which has been developed for gasoline distribution and sales. But the act of recharging itself also throws up obstacles for widespread adoption–getting a quick boost to extend range by 50 miles can take 20 minutes using DC fast charging, and connecting to a regular AC household plug can take 20 hours to refill a depleted battery. 

A few groups of researchers around the world are looking beyond these early issues in the developing electric vehicle industry. Instead of building refuel points like those used in the gas station model, they are working on delivering electricity to vehicles while they’re on the go, no stopping needed. It’s called wireless power transfer, and it is starting to show promise. Learn more and see the video below.

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Why I think "Black Heroes Matter" means well, but is ill conceived and counterproductive to the goals of “Black Lives Matter” and should delete itself.

A while back I was on a panel called Black Art Matters. I passively offered my criticism of the choice to reference Black Lives Matter with the name of the panel, but I also saw it as a great opportunity to discuss why I thought the reference was a bad idea. This weekend I’ve seen several images of the slogan “Black Heroes Matter” so I am taking this opportunity to express why this doesn’t sit right with me. Hear me out…

So TLDR/make it plain version: 

While I’m sure it comes from relatively innocuous place, “Black Heroes Matters” appropriates the cultural capital of “Black Lives Matter” to commercial ends. 

While black heroes do matter, packaging that argument in the memetic language of Black Lives Matter is, at best, distasteful, and at worst subversive, and appropriates the social currency of Black Lives Matter to sell shirts and a brand. That said, I don’t believe it’s deliberate, just ill conceived.

So, the long version is:

“Black Lives Matter” at its core represents a movement to call attention to and to end the destruction of black lives by institutions and the agents of those institutions. It is a reaction to the systemic destruction of black lives. It argues the existence and value of (in particular but not exclusive to) black life on an ontological level within our social structure. This is important work. Many people put their lives on the line, rallying behind “Black Lives Matter” to further this cause. The slogan “Black Lives Matter” carries the weight of those lives; it aggregates that currency as a meme that spreads the values of the movement from person to person all over the world. That currency is spent on changing and liberating all people from oppression and violent death at the hands of the state.

Any meme that uses the structure of Black Lives Matter is swagger-jacking the cultural currency of BLM at best, swagger-hacking and subverting the core idea at worst. All Lives Matter was a meme hack or virus that used the memetic currency of Black Lives Matter to subvert the values connected to Black Lives Matter. Black Heroes Matter, like All Lives Matter is a response or reaction to Black Lives Matter. Why is it appropriating that format/language and to what end? 

If “Black Lives Matter” fights for space of black lives on an ontological level within our society and calls us to protect black bodies from institutional violence, “Black Heroes Matter” asks us to do what exactly? What does it call for? Are black heroes in peril? If so, what poses an existential threat to “Black Heroes” and if there is an existential threat to “Black Heroes” is that threat an existential threat to Black Lives? 

Does Black Heroes Matter increase the memetic value of Black Lives Matter? If not, is the memetic currency that Black Heroes Matter hijacks from Black Lives Matter worth detracting from Black Lives Matter and what Black Lives Matter stands for? 

-Ronald

A Year Every Minute Pt. 76

As the weeks passed Sans finally felt well enough to start pitching in, eager to head out and explore the human world he had been neglecting so much over the past few years spent trying to find their father. They would also need to have both of them working if they were going to afford their new home above ground.

Gaster was doing well, eventually able to form himself a neck and more of a normal head, as well as arms. He still lacked any legs, but that would undoubtedly come with enough time.

The two sat in front of the TV while Sans was out, Papyrus hugging his long legs to his chest as they watched one of his favorite programs. Mettaton had since become quite the star and he followed everything the robot starred in from being a celebrity guest to his own cooking shows and dramas.

Papyrus moved to get up. “I’M GOING TO GRAB A DRINK WHILE THERE’S A COMMERCIAL. DO YOU WANT ANYTHING?”

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Marie Claire March 2015 Interview (Part 2)


At the time when you received attention through Secret Garden, I thought you would do similar characters with a little bit of change several times, or you might do it for a few years more. However, Lee Jong Suk abandoned the character that had made him famous.
. That is why after I did Pinocchio, the director also said this. The character I did have one thing really similar, none of them has both of their parents surviving, there were some circumstances and there were some painful trauma for these characters. The director said, “you are going to have an easy time doing the chaebol role other male actors do often.” For a character with a complicated backstory, as the episodes build up, it becomes more and more interesting. My portrayal as well. Though they are more difficult, I am getting more familiar with them.

You like to choose characters others find difficult, you are not resting, then you must have accumulated feelings of exhaustion? Before and after Dr. Stranger, it was just like that. Living was really difficult. Today even if I didn’t do anything, I would feel really tired. That occurred repeatedly. When I was doing Pinocchio, I felt refreshed getting up after a brief sleep. I think it was just some problems in my heart. Even when I found it very difficult, I was not really troubled, I just went with the flow, followed the script, followed the director, I just passed that period like that. I didn’t know, maybe because they are the people whom I trusted all along, so I could do that. Director Jo Soo-won, writer Park Hye-ryun are people I trust 100%, their leadership is also cool and good. I did it because of them more than the script. It wasn’t that there weren’t stories about reporters, but it was almost handled without success. Even though it was like that, I still did it because I could work with people whom I like.

You tend to put weight on dramas and movies equally. Even if it was not like that, after Dr. Stranger I had to do a movie, I thought about it, until I did Pinocchio, I felt I am leaning more towards drama. In drama, I think I can consider myself to have a certain level of recognition, but in movies, who is going to give me recognition? In fact, whether in drama, or in movie, if I will be recognized in these two areas is still an unknown. When people see me, will they still see me as a star, will they see me as an actor, when I was thinking about it, I felt embarrassed. I think not that many people recognize me as an actor.

Actors who are main leads in movies, comparatively, are usually older and they also tend to have a lot of experience, do you feel the same way yourself? When Actor A and Actor B are being compared in the same time, it is not for the acting in their work only. The evaluation for actors who do independent movies continuously while doing commercial movies successfully, are different from those who do well through TV.

Like when famous actor or idol do a musical? That is a bit sad. I also want to do movies, but I don’t want to be in the main lead immediately. During the early part of debut, I thought if I did not receive recognition as an actor at around 30 years old, I would quit, I also said that during interviews. I did different works non-stop, if I can’t do it well, I feel embarrassed. I need to do it well, I can only do it well. Pinocchio was easy because I did not have such a compulsion, I just did it. The drama set was good, the people were good. Up till now I still like drama more. Even when it was so tiring that one wish to die like mad. In the later half I could not sleep for more than two hours because of the shooting. There are times when the direction becomes different from the synopsis in the beginning, it was good, the more episodes we do, the feeling could be connected more consistently, so it could be shown. The thing like loading needs to be done, ah, body is burning and when one feels this it becomes interesting.

How is babby formed?

So this is fun: We’re having a baby!

We’re very happy and excited. We’ve also been keeping this kind of quiet because, well… we put ourselves out there a lot, but this tiny human doesn’t deserve a social media presence before it’s even born.

Everyone’s been very respectful, but I’m sure you can appreciate our position. It can be a little overwhelming sharing stuff like this, so all we ask is for people to be cool :)


Here some are answers to your presumed questions:

When’s the date?
Pretty soon. That’s why we’re telling you. It’s gonna be kind of hard to play off like nothing’s different, when there’s a small human around.

Names? Gender??
We don’t know yet. We’ll let you know eventually.

“Here’s MY Baby Advice”
We get that you want to help, but we have a wonderful family/friends support network, and we’re doing great.

You should totally [some joke about Desert Bus or naming auctions]!
No, and that joke wasn’t that funny the first time we heard it.

What about LRR?
This is the main reason for this post. We can’t just be like, “Kathleen is taking indefinite time off for secret reasons.” I mean, we could, but it’d be weird.

Kathleen will obviously be taking time off. Kathleen’s live streams and The Magnum Rewatch podcast will go on hiatus for at least several months, while we do baby things.

For Feed Dump, Graham and Ian will be hosting and editing, respectively.

Graham will host CheckPoint solo for a while. He will not be doing “the commercials”, sorry.

We’ve recorded a bunch of Qwerpline in advance, and we aren’t planning for her to miss episodes.

As for Desert Bus, Kathleen is planning to make an appearance or two, and while I have my usual driving/hosting duties, I’ll be playing it by ear as far as how long I hang around otherwise.


Looking forward to all my normal jokes transmogrifying into dad jokes,

-Graham

Are the X-Men human?  The law decides in Toy Biz, Inc v. United States

According to United State trade regulations, dolls are defined as “human figures with any accessory thereof”.  Anything non-human is classified as a toy.  So technically in the eyes of the government, an action figure is not a toy, but a doll, and few boys would want to admit they played with dolls.  However this distinction is even more important as the government charges higher trade tariffs on the importation of dolls than toys. 

The company Toy Biz Inc. was certainly concerned about this subtle distinction.  One of the largest importers of Marvel action figures in the nation, the company was paying a lot of money to import their merchandise because they were classified as dolls by US trade law.  In 2002 Toy Biz, Inc filed suit against that US Government claiming that they were being unfairly taxed because their merchandise were toys, not dolls.  The case went to US International Trade Court where Toy Biz, Inc argued that their Marvel action figures, particularly their X-Men line, did not represent human figures but instead were “non-human creatures” due to their superpowers and other features.  Throughout the proceedings, Judge Judith Barzilay examined over 60 actions figures as well as the features and fictional lore of associated with them.  On January 3rd, 2003 she issued her ruling stating that the Marvel figures were not human as their associated characteristics “prevent them from being representations of normal humans”.

While the ruling of the courts had more to do with commercial concerns than Marvel lore, the decision attracted the attention to many fans, especially those of the X-Men comic series, where the focus is centered on a group of superhumans who struggle to prove their humanity.  Regardless, the law has decided, the X-Men are not human.

anonymous asked:

There's a HUGE fire in CA right now, and the smoke is blowing at my town (and many others). It's thick as fog, and nasty stuff--any tips for your followers on keeping our lungs clear when we're outdoors?

Dampen some fabric and wrap it upon your face-hole to prevent your lungs from getting irreversibly gunked. Do so while making your way to where commercial face-masks can be bought/attained. If your hardware store can’t help you, jerry-rig that s***. This schematic will pass as a smoke-inhibitor too.


Stay healthy! XOXO

- Engineer Dave