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ATTENTION

Because Tumblr hates me and keeps changing my icon, I’ve decided to move on from this blog. I converted an old RP account of mine to become Fang’s blog. You may already be following it, as it has many followers. I know it won’t be easy, but this icon thing is very frustrating and I blame Yahoo.

Anyway, if you wish to continue following Fang her url is now atraluna.tumblr.com. please follow her there if you aren’t already.

I’ll still sign in on this account for a few days to ensure everyone I’ve been in contact with knows I am moving here.

And for anyone who suggests I just make a side blog, it’s actually a bigger pain in the ass to run a secondary blog as a primary blog than you might think. So, please, just hop on over to the new blog and follow her there if you wish.

Reblogging this will help out a lot! Thank you all.

Thoughts on Tumblr

It’s hyperbole to declare a social media platform or service “dead”, but I feel like Tumblr is at the very least on life support when it comes to #menswear blogs. 

Instagram has long overtaken Tumblr for those looking to create and share content – and you can tell this is the case because most accounts on Tumblr are only “active users” because Instagram accounts are being automatically fed into them like a blood transfusion of selfies. 

Granted, a few popular blogs still exist here on the topic, but they’ve been here since the beginning and it’s now an impossible (or very time consumingly difficult) task to migrate your content outside to a new platform. 

The real disappointment comes from using the Dashboard, especially on a desktop browser. Junky ads on the right sidebar and trashy in-line ads in the feed that repeat themselves constantly. It seems like the answer to the headline posed by this New York Times Magazine article is, in fact, “No.” 

And it’s easy to blame Tumblr for selling out after taking a billion dollars from Yahoo, and in turn it’s easy to blame Yahoo for making Tumblr suck. But that’s too simplistic. The fact is that content consumption popularized by Tumblr led to an even more abbreviated version perfected by Instagram (or arguably Snapchat). 

So, where does that leave us – or me, for that matter? 

I’m not tied to any one platform forever. I don’t have a commercial reason to keep producing content on here. And I’m not as sentimental about things I’ve written in the past (although I do recognize that they might be of value to others researching certain topics). Regardless, I do like to occasionally write about the things and ideas I find interesting. I like sharing thoughts on my current obsessions. 

But I’m not really interested in continuing to do it on Tumblr. I dislike my writing being placed next to advertising that I have no control over. And I’m prepared to spend a little bit of money for a lot more control in that area. 

I’ve got a vacation coming up, during which I plan to have no plans and want to spend some time writing a lot of posts I’ve had rolling around in my mind for a while. When I come back, I’ll find a new home for them to be published on and share it with those of you who want to read them. 

High School Girl Is Told Tight Pants Will Distract Her Male Teachers (Yep, You Read That Right)

Harriet Dale, a 15-year-old pupil at Stoke-on Trent’s Trentham High School, was sent home for wearing a pair of “too-tight trousers.” However, Yahoo U.K. reports the school’s headmistress, Dr. Rowena Blencowe, didn’t blame it on over-hormonal teen males — instead, she argued that the fitted pants would distract male teachers. Yes. Grown-ass, adult, educated, male teachers.

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‘Scream Queens’ Star Lea Michele Previews ‘Bats*** Crazy’ Season 2

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Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of Scream Queens, “Scream Again.”

When Lea Michele found out her character, Hester, was the mastermind behind the murders of Scream Queen’s first season, she was elated … for about 10 seconds.

“It was pretty cool to go from being good girl Rachel Berry to a murderous, scheming Hester [Ulrich]. I was so happy when we finally found out at the last minute that I was behind it and I got the Chanels blamed for it,” Michele tells Yahoo TV . “But then I immediately freaked out. I said to the producers, ‘I am happy to be the killer, but I want to make sure that I still get to come back next season.’ I just want to work with Ryan Murphy forever. Because [exec producers] Ryan and Brad [Falchuk] see things for me that I don’t see for myself. Playing a killer was never on my acting bucket list, but it clearly should have been.”

Luckily for her, the Chanels did take the fall for the crime spree at Wallace University and the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house that she, her brother Boone (Nick Jonas), and her certifiably crazy adopted mom, Gigi (Nasim Pedrad), planned and perpetrated, so she lived to fright another season.

Yahoo TV: The first season was so well received. I’m not sure you guys can top it.
Lea Michele: We are certainly going to try. Partly for selfish reasons because I had as much fun, if not more, making it than everyone did watching it. I’m working with some of my best friends. I’ve known Emma [Roberts] for many years. And having gone from Glee to this, I have such a great working relationship with Ryan and Brad, so coming on to do this show was so exciting. We filmed in New Orleans last season. I honestly think Scream Queens, that first season, is going to be a cult classic. That first season is going to be watched and passed from friend to friend for years down the line. They had a lot to top in the sorority season. But so far I am pretty positive that this season is going to be just as loved.

We have a new location. There are some great new and handsome actors coming in, like John Stamos and Taylor Lautner. We’ve only done one episode so far, and I have high hopes. I laughed a lot, and I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have up our sleeve.

Were you excited to do something scary and gory with Jamie Lee Curtis, an icon of the slasher/horror genre?
I am obsessed with horror films. I have been watching them since I was a little kid. Sitting on the couch with pizza and a glass of wine watching Jawbreaker or Halloween or Evil Dead is a perfect night for me. It has been a real treat getting to know and to work with Jamie, who between her and her mother [Janet Leigh] have such an amazing lineage in the genre. I rewatched Halloween on Halloween last year, and I sent her pictures throughout. We are following in the footsteps of Halloween 2, which was set in a hospital. I think it is cute that Ryan is continuing to pay homage to the movie and other classics in the genre.

What can you tell us about this season?
That is the frustrating part. I cannot tell anybody much about my storyline. I am so grateful to Ryan and Brad and [creator] Ian [Brennan] for giving me such fun stuff to play with as an actor for the last eight years. I got to play someone so feisty, so naughty, and a little bit evil last year. This year I am just bats*** crazy and there is nothing I like to play more, as it turns out, than f***ing bats*** crazy.

I will say that I have worked with Niecy Nash already, and that was a highlight because she ad-libs a lot and they really just let her play. I can’t wait to see how they edited that scene together and which of the crazy stuff she said made it. Brad directed it and he just stood back and let her have fun.

We know the girls you framed get exonerated and released from the mental hospital. Are they out for revenge?
So far there’s been no attempts at revenge against me. The girls are just happy to be out and free. They are working in the dean’s teaching hospital. I am somewhere else entirely. I am not working with the girls in the hospital. Obviously, if they are no longer to blame, someone else has to be. When a new killer shows up at the hospital, Jamie Lee Curtis comes to ask my thoughts on what is happening, as she knew I was the killer last time. That is a little tease on what I get to do this year.

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Last year, they kept the killer’s identity a secret until the very end. Did you like getting information on a need-to-know basis? Do you hope you are the bad girl once again?
I didn’t know it was me until I got the script for the last episode right before we filmed the finale. I am glad I didn’t know it was me; I would have played it differently. I genuinely did not think that it was me. I thought she was weird and a little dark, but I did not think she was one of the killers. I went along completely unassuming. I think they will handle it the same way this year and keep it completely under wraps from us actors until we need to know. They even released the finale script but held back the last few pages until the very end. That made it more exciting for all of us. You never knew if it was your last week or if you were a red devil. I will be happy just to be back whether I am up to my old tricks or innocent this time around.

Jamie told us that she was so impressed by how well the cast gets along.
These girls are my best friends. Everyone can see on social media that even when we aren’t working we are spending our free time together. They are all great actresses. I’m 30 now too, so I feel like a big sister sometimes. I know Taylor was really nervous about joining the cast because he’s never done anything like this and we are already all friends, but literally within one day he felt at home. We love him and he is a part of the crew now. He and John came and fit in immediately. And who doesn’t want some nice eye candy walking around set?

Are you happy to be filming in Los Angeles this season, where you live, instead of relocating to New Orleans again?
We loved New Orleans. It is a great town ,but our personal lives are here and it is good to be home. Billie [Lourd] and I go to SoulCycle. Emma and I are together doing dinners all the time. I get to sleep in my own bed. And for me it is an extra homecoming, as we are back at Paramount using the same soundstages as we did for Glee. They look very different.

The show is know for its biting insults and one-liners. What has been your favorite line?
The one-liners are already incredible, but it will be hard to top my best line — “Be man enough to attack my crack” — from last year. But, writers, please try.

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Can we expect the costumes to be as outrageous and as glamorous as last year?
At the moment, Scream Queens is a little more accessible costume-wise this year. The Chanels have had some hard knocks so they are not quite as glamorous as last season. There’s less fur and fewer baubles. It is funny to see them in that position. But they don’t follow rules and they definitely aren’t just going to wear whatever hospital uniform they are given as is. They are still the Chanels, no matter how far they’ve fallen.

As for my wardrobe, I am not a Chanel on the show at the moment. I’m not back to the Doc Martens or the neck brace, but am going more simple with jeans and tees and an eye patch. But I will move into a different uniform that is more interesting than the neck brace. I can’t say any more. I can’t wait for [the premiere] so we can stop keeping secrets. My life will be so much easier then.

Scream Queens returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. on Fox.