Just had this conversation with my brother after he saw a picture of Gabe Newell for the first time.
Him: Is that fat Robin Williams?
Me: Delete Steam from your computer right now.
“When I was auditioning for Joffrey. I only had one audition, and the producers and writers were laughing at my performance because I was being so snotty and arrogant. They found it comical. I thought that was good.” —Jack Gleeson
“Jack is gorgeous – a wonderfully sensitive, quiet, intelligent scholar. He’s the antithesis of that character.” —Michelle Fairley
"Jack, who plays Joffrey is such a lovely fellow." --Ian McElhinney
“He’s this really contemplative, erudite, really gorgeous, generous human being, and he plays Joffrey so well. It’s very disturbing.” —Natalie Dormer
"Jack Gleeson, who plays Joffrey is an absolute sweetheart in real life, you know what I mean. He’s such a brilliant actor. I think he’s a genius." —Mark Addy
“He’s the most polite, lovely, intelligent person in the whole cast! He’s just so humble and everyone loves him. There’s nothing anyone can say bad about Jack. He literally just turns it on. As soon as they go, “Action!” he goes from lovely Jack to the most sadistic, horrible creep on television.” —Sophie Turner
“Jack Gleeson is really a very nice young man, charming and friendly.” —George R.R. Martin
"I kind of wish he would do more television interviews so that people can see what he’s really like, because there is so much hate for Joffrey, I feel protective of Jack now. If I were him, I’d be petrified that people would come up and slap me on the street! I should be his bodyguard." —Sophie Turner
"Jack is actually a very sweet boy and very bright, very intelligent young man with a natural talent." —Charles Dance
"Jack! He’s the coolest. He smokes a pipe, people. Talk about great acting for somebody who’s so different from the part he plays. I love that guy." —Peter Dinklage
Step 1: Cut a hole in the box. Step 2: … [x]
apparently it’s UFO day.
"I don’t - I just -"
"Why would you, I can’t understand - you have an out, you have everything you need to let it get out, let it hit them - it’s not about stability any more, it’s about the truth and cold hard facts - so help me Justin, why would you take their side?”
"It’s - It’s Kingsley - I mean, these - we fought for them, this was what we fought for, what we wanted.”
"It’s not as though Kingsley couldn’t manage it. It’s his last year in office, he could bloody well force it through and make everyone swallow it. This is magic, this is the truth - look at us, sitting here in robes and cravats while your father plays around with a whatsit -“
"Has the world at his fingertips - no, do shut up - this is the future, Justin. Fast, zippy speed and technomages and equality. Blythely’s an arse but at least he has an eye for truth and rationality. This is the future and you want to pretend it isn’t happening and Merlin if I can’t see why, when you’re the one with a glass ceiling and Bole to deal with.”
“Piss off - this - this - it’s not a game, all right? It’s not a fucking social experiment, it’s the whole fucking wizarding world, it’s people’s lives - you can’t throw it all out, you can’t throw everyone into the deep end and expect them to swim; we’re here to keep everyone, everyone all right? Muggleborns, squibs, goblins - everyone - from drowning and this, this is what we fought for, what I fought for, what Ernie and the DA fought for -“
"No," and Justin winces, "You do not -" Zacharias strides over to the window and lights a cigarette.
"Squib," he says, all of a sudden, while Justin tries to pick the right words to apologize.
"My sister is a squib. I ran away, I wouldn’t fight, because I wanted to see my sister, a squib in case the siege went all wrong and we lost and everything went to pieces. She was a squib. Do you - we were scared, waiting for the pops and the banging on the door, the end. I was terrified. So it’s not - it’s not just a fucking social experiment. It’s about you, it’s about her - it’s about your future, her future,” he runs his hand through his hair, “Don’t you feel it? That glass wall keeping you out? The way Bole looks at you - the way mum won’t talk to Susanna - the way they all refused to talk to gran because gran,” he laughs, “gran was a muggle even if she had enough magic in her blood to see ghosts and read the future.”
"I’m sorry , but -"
"It isn’t," his voice is strained, "as though Kingsley couldn’t manage it. It’s his final year in office, he could bloody well force everything through if he wanted."
"I shouldn’t have - I’m sorry," Justin squeezes his shoulder gently.
"No, no it’s - you could, you know. Push the bills through, strategically call your opposition all kinds of names, call them petty,” he grasps Justin’s hand where it is on his shoulder, “Say it’s an economic opportunity - that should sell it to the Malfoys - sixteen years, Justin, sixteen bloody years, it’s about bloody time that something happens. It’s about bloody time you got kicked up a notch, ‘stead of Bole pissing on you.”
Justin grimaces, “It would make life easier.”
"You’d be able to get everything through."
"No worrying about the ‘rabid masses’.”
"Pity he’s stuck there."
"Pity he doesn’t have a skeleton in his closet," says Justin, carefully taking the cigarette Zacharias is holding and stubbing it out on the window sill.
"D’you know," says Zacharias very slowly, "I’m almost certain there is. And if there isn’t," he smiles predatorily at Justin, "Mafalda’ll make one up."
I posted a video of a song I wrote!
fanart of revolutionary girl utena for tumblr user rosesignet.
sorry this is so late but ay thanks for the great christmas!
I’m going to be upset it the entire season is just about Dean being a demon and then getting a redemption arc.
- Because Sam’s soul spent about 600 yrs with Lucifer and Michael and it’s never been dealt with
- Because Sam still thinks Dean called him a Vampire and that he was going to be the next thing that he hunted.
- Because they’ve never fucking dealt with the fact that Dean let Gadreel in. (One pissed off line does NOT cut it in my books!)
- Because every Sam related story ends up being about how it affects Dean. But when something affects Dean it’s ALL ABOUT DEAN!
- Because I can’t remember the last guest star that Sam became friends with.
- Because I’m tired of Sam getting sent off to do “research” while Dean deals with the plot device.
- Because I want Castiel and Sam to be friends and BOND over this and not it just be more man pain for Dean to angst about.
- Because Sam is NOT a third wheel.
- Because it would be nice for Sam to talk about things.
- Because it would be nice to see Sam grow.
- Because I can’t remember the last time Sam flirted with ANYONE! (And I own all 8 seasons!)
And this isn’t about getting sam LAID. I just want to see Sam interact with people. Befriend monsters, keeping in touch with people from the past. Running across someone from 6 seasons ago and taking the night off to catch a drink.
This is about the show leveling out. I want there to be story equality. If Dean saves the day in 3 episodes, then Sam saves the day in 3 episodes. Sam does the research for 3 episodes. Then Dean does the research for 3 episodes. Dean and Cas get to bond and whatever, and then Sam and Cas get to bond and whatever, and then they bond and whatever together some too.
I love Dean Winchester.
I love Sam Winchester.
I love Castiel.
I love Supernatural.
BUT I AM SO PROTECTIVE OF SAM WINCHESTER BECAUSE I AM TIRED OF HIM GETTING SCREWED THE FUCK OVER!
If I were able too I would put in a application to SPN for one reason and one reason only. TO TAKE A RULER AND RAP THE FUCK OF THE KNUCKLES OF THE WRITERS EVERY TIME THEY HAVE SAM LEAVE THE ROOM FOR NO REASON/TREAT HIM BADLY OR IGNORE HIM COMPLETELY!!
/stage dives off soap box
I did. When I first saw Thor, I loved the movie. It was great. Except Jane. I couldn’t stand Jane. She was too much of what I thought of as a ‘damsel in distress’, even though, thinking back on it now, I don’t think she was ever actually in distress in the first movie (at least, no more than any other mere mortal in that little New Mexico town was).
Jane just wasn’t what I thought of as a ‘strong’ female character. She was no Peggy or Sharon Carter or Maria Hill. She didn’t defeat the villain like Pepper Potts did in IM3. And she certainly wasn’t Natasha Romanov (no one is like Natasha Romanov). She was like Betty Ross; there only to be a love interest for the main character.
And then I was watching Thor: The Dark World, and I was hit with a realization.
Of course she’s not a ‘strong’ character like Peggy Carter or Natasha Romanov.
She’s a scientist.
Before Thor came along and disrupted her life, she was a scientist studying out space and wormholes and whatever else (
i’m not a scientist i have no idea). Natasha was made and bred into this world of spy and intrigue. Peggy Carter, Sharon Carter and Maria Hill are all women in military positions—Peggy with the Army (I think?) and Sharon and Maria with SHIELD. And Pepper, as amazing as she is, really only defeated Aldrich Killian because she was injected with Extremis. Jane Foster wasn’t made for this world of aliens and gods and superheroes. Jane doesn’t have what any of the other female Marvel characters have, which is the skills necessary to keep up with these types of characters.
You know what she does have? She has her science, and she has a neverending scientific curiosity.
When Jane is zapped into an alternate space, the first thing she does is investigate the weird cube thing there. She goes and sticks her finger in it, and she doesn’t start freaking out until the Aether sinks into her skin.
When she’s traveling the Bifrost, she looks about her in wonder and awe, because yes, she’s traveling in space, but this is also the culmination of her life’s work, absolutely proof that she was right, and you can just bet her brain was whirring as she added all that into place.
When she’s on the healing table in Asgard, she knows exactly what it is. You can hear the sneer in the Asgardian healer’s voice, can almost hear her thinking Oh this puny mortal thinks she’s so smart, but what does she know?, but Jane knows exactly what this device is. Asgardian science is so advanced it looks like magic to Midgardians but Jane still knows what it is.
She slaps Loki. This is a being who invaded her world twice, who helped wipe a New Mexico town off the map and brought an army into New York. This is an alien on par with Thor, who could probably break her neck with a flick of his wrist. And she storms up and slaps him. That’s brave. A little reckless and foolhardy, for the above-mentioned reasons, but brave. She’s not a cowering damsel by any means.
The only real time she’s anywhere close to being a damsel is when Loki hands her over to Malakith, which was actually just part of the plan, so it hardly even counts.
Even during the final battle, Jane isn’t a damsel or sitting helpless. She’s an asset. She’s the one who manages to reconfigure Erik’s devices to induce the anomalies caused by the Convergence. She’s the one who stands in a bell tower as aliens fight outside and causes things to disappear to help Thor stall Malakith so he can’t destroy the world.
Jane Foster isn’t strong, not in the way Maria or Natasha or Peggy or Sharon are, because she wasn’t made for that. But that doesn’t make her weak. She is a scientist, and she uses her brains to help out in the ways she can. She isn’t physically strong, but she’s well-rounded in the ways that truly strong characters are.
I’ve been brainwashed into thinking the only strong female characters are the ones with sharp edges who can kill you just by looking at you. That’s not what a strong female character is. Jane Foster is strong, in her own way, and I’m done hating her. We need more female characters like her, not the type to save the day with her brawn, but with her brain.
I used to hate Jane Foster. I don’t any more.
Sorry For The Text Posts
"Unquestionably one of the finest actors of his generation, 38-year-old Murphy is dressed in clothes that complement the building’s distressed fabric. That anyone can look so cool and so comfortable in his own skin — wearing just a pair of weary-looking black jeans, a denim jacket, a white T-shirt, scuffed shoes and a severe haircut that wouldn’t look out of place in a government-approved Home for Unruly Young Men — is instructive." ~ Cara Magazine, July 2014 (the rest of the photos in tagged/cara and the full article here)
for all your woohoohoo needs
A few more photos of MegaHouse’s Utena.
Backstage, Zuhair Murad Haute Couture, Fall 2014 │ via Fashionising.
Slytherin!Harry AU (x)
#slytherin harry would have been the ultimate choice from an authorial perspective#the chosen one coming out of a house disgraced by racism and the dark arts#a living testament to the fact that slytherin house is the fast track to greatness and that good or evil is a CHOICE#also harry already had a brush with slytherin during his sorting and can speak parseltounge and all that awesome stuff#because lets be real harry is brave as hell but hes also cunning, determined to survive#a little duplicitious#and thrives on praise#slytherin harry could be besties with ron AND close to Draco#he could break down interhouse prejudice and be the bright light in a noble house that has fallen into darkness#he could put an end to the honestly awful Griffyndor/Slytherin bullying that GOES BOTH WAYS because screw this idea that you have to choose a side, that you have to compete with people who are different than you#and he could struggle with his inner demons the whole time#because characters that could easily go bad who get up every day choosing to be good will always be more important to me than inhernetly good ones