”I don’t know Britney Spears, the pop icon. And she doesn’t know Justin Timberlake, that guy from ‘N Sync. That’s not the way we look at each other. You could take all this away and I’d still have her. That’s what matters in life.”
tywinning asked you:
As a professor, may I ask you what you think about fanfiction?
I think fanfiction is literature and literature, for the most part, is fanfiction, and that anyone that dismisses it simply on the grounds that it’s derivative knows…
Screw the Sherlock hiatus
What is this MIRANDA HIATUS ABOUT
oh nooooo so this is basically chronological order from the beginning of the play (happy) to the end of the play (sad)
1. I 4 U & U 4 Me by The Decemberists
2. Monday Morning by Death Cab for Cutie
3. In the End by Family of the Year
4. Secret Someones by Laura Veirs
5. Sun by Two Door Cinema Club
6. Flowers In Your Hair by The Lumineers
7. Paranoia in B Major by The Avett Brothers
8. Traveling On by KONGOS
9. False Alarm by Cherry Ghost
10. The Wolves by Ben Howard
11. Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree by James Vincent McMorrow
extra long playlist for my tears & screaming. 1-6 are generally happier & then it gets majorly sad. i decided to have one extra happy-ish song so maybe it isn’t so difficult for my lovely poly babes
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting during the filming of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
What I loved about The Imitation Game was the rich development of the characters, particularly the two leads — the sublime Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, and Keira Knightley, who plays what would have been Turing’s beard, had Turing been the kind of man to live that way. But to have a male lead in a film have interest in a female character for nothing more than her mind and her friendship? Practically unheard of in 2014. There is one scene with Knightley that was like knocking down every silly stereotype women in these types of films fulfill — the nurturer, the protector, the inspiration. No, this woman is there to do good work and to uncover the part of herself capable of doing that in an environment that was not friendly to unmarried women who were brilliant in math.
Cumberbatch brings bits of Sherlock into the role here, the part of that character that also chafes against social interaction while relying on his own connection to his high intelligence. But unlike Sherlock, Turing is far more vulnerable, and thus, much more sympathetic. Heartbreaking is probably the best word. Cumberbatch anchors this film through its rough patches, though I can see the reviews coming that talk about the “flaws.”…
But it is Cumberbatch’s show, despite the strong supporting cast. You can’t take your eyes off him. It will be counted as one of the best performances of the year.—Sasha Stone of AwardsDaily [x] (via thecutteralicia)
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Failure teaches us that life is but a draft, an endless rehearsal of a show that will never play.
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
"Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.”
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.