1. 13:43 11th Apr 2014

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    Anonymous asked: Surprise beautiful person! When you get this, you must put this into 8 people's ask (anonymously) who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing bad will happen, but it's nice to know that someone thinks your beautiful inside and out. Help spread Anon love, not hate. Have a great day! ^U^

    Hi, beautiful anon! <3

     
  2. 10:18 1st Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from fuckyeahmusicalfilms

    Tags: my fair lady

    (Source: elzabethtaylor)

     
  3. 20:04 28th Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from rec-rewind

    Tags: shakespeare

    andrewstuntpilot:

    Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.

    This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays. 

     
  4. Anonymous asked: what's extreme is people like you not realizing that sometimes diversity can go too far. When characters are made black or disabled or gay for no reason it hurts the story and it hurts the cause of the people who are supposedly being represented.

    blue-author:

    I like how you sent me an ask claiming that no one says a thing except people rhetorically making fun of the position that no one actually holds, and then you send me an ask clarifying that you hold exactly the same position.

    I’m kind tempted to just not address anything else you said and just marvel in the perfection of that.

    What’s the reason for making a character white? What’s the reason for making a character straight? What’s the reason for making a character abled or neurotypical or cis?

    When you assume that making a character Other relative to yourself weakens the narrative, you’re revealing a terrible thing about yourself: that you can’t imagine that those people have backstories and inner lives the way that you do.

    Every single person in a fictional narrative is ultimately there because a writer decided they needed to be there, but when the person looks like you and matches your expectations, you accept that this person who was made up for the plot had a life full of events that led them to the point where they’re appearing on the screen or page.

    But when your expectations aren’t met, you start saying it’s forced. You can’t accept that events led them here because you don’t grant them the kind of life that you know you have. Your empathy does not extend to them. 

    Look at how many white people think they can relate to a little girl in an industrial orphanage who falls in with a capitalist robber baron during the Great Depression more than they can relate to a little girl in the foster system in modern New York who falls in with a career politician, all because of a difference of race. The original Annie’s situation and world were only slightly less alien to us than the Victorian period, but making her white somehow makes her relatable in a way that a little girl who clearly exists in our world isn’t.

    The fact is, empathy is linked to imagination and we can (and do!) relate to people who are literally alien beings in literally alien worlds. The choice not to relate to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie—or a Black or gay or female or trans video game character—is a choice to shut off both imagination and empathy. 

    The failing is not with the narrative, it’s with you.

     
  5. Listen/purchase: Entwined by Edlynn

    Free download for the next few days!

     
  6. disney-where-dreams-come-true:

    Let’s meet Disney [ 2 / ∞ ] Alan Menken.

    Alan Menken : July 22, 1949 (63)
    Occupation : Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer.
    Movies : The Little Mermaid - Beauty and the Beast - Aladdin - Pocahontas -The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Hercules - Tangled. (Click on the movie to listen)
    He’s #1 Disney composer, and one of the pioneers in getting Disney out of the Dark ages along with Glen Keane and John Lasseter. His long time friend Howard Ashman was the Lyricist to most of the work Alan has done, He thinks his best work is at The Hunchback of Notre Dame and that he topped himself in that movie, he holds the record of the most Academy Awarded man alive with 8 Oscars with another 11 nominations.

     
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    ellenkushner:

angergirl:

Feeling nostalgic for Swordspoint. In the beginning of the book, Richard St. Vier is running from a garden party where he’d just killed some dudes (don’t worry, it was all legal swordfightery stuff) because he didn’t really want to be badgered by curious rich people all evening. He legit jumps over the garden wall to do so.
I feel you there, socially awkward Richard. I feel you.

Have I reblogged this before?
I do not care.  Because I just love this too much not to.

    ellenkushner:

    angergirl:

    Feeling nostalgic for Swordspoint. In the beginning of the book, Richard St. Vier is running from a garden party where he’d just killed some dudes (don’t worry, it was all legal swordfightery stuff) because he didn’t really want to be badgered by curious rich people all evening. He legit jumps over the garden wall to do so.


    I feel you there, socially awkward Richard. I feel you.

    Have I reblogged this before?

    I do not care.  Because I just love this too much not to.

     
  8. 13:42 2nd Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from electricalice

    Tags: jedi

    Jedi-isms

    1. What Jedi say: Emotions lead down a dark path.
    2. What Jedi mean: Calm your tits before you hurt somebody.
    3. What Jedi say: The Force shall reveal the time for action.
    4. What Jedi mean: Nah.
    5. What Jedi say: I sense darkness in you.
    6. What Jedi mean: Hey, asshole.
    7. What Jedi say: The Force works in mysterious ways.
    8. What Jedi mean: That's the worst question I've ever heard.
    9. What Jedi say: I will meditate on your words.
    10. What Jedi mean: Go fuck yourself.
     
  9. 15:24 9th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from fortuna-redux

    mscharroninja:

    mondya:

    the truth

    Me, everyday, everytime

     
  10. 15:19

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    Reblogged from electricalice