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cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

wandaventham:

wantingmemories:

BENEDICT IN A SEX SCENE??? YESSSS
Even more reason to go see this movie

 #julian assange #the fifth estate
ok idk about y’all but… ‘julian assange’ …’sex scene’ some alarm bells should be ringing here i just… idk…… have this……….. feeling…… this will not turn out to be the sex scene you’ve all been waiting for

wandaventham:

wantingmemories:

BENEDICT IN A SEX SCENE??? YESSSS

Even more reason to go see this movie

  

ok idk about y’all but… ‘julian assange’ …’sex scene’ some alarm bells should be ringing here i just… idk…… have this……….. feeling…… this will not turn out to be the sex scene you’ve all been waiting for

blackwolffromasgard:

Tom Hiddleston Interview on Hamlet with Joss Whedon

blue-voids:

Kyle MacLachlan, by John Midgley

blue-voids:

Kyle MacLachlan, by John Midgley

betzine:

corinthes:

stephaniejblock:

corinthes:

stephaniejblock:

"i wish there was a netflix for broadway shows"

literally the whole point of theatre is that it’s live

i just 

but not everyone has the resources to see professional theatre…? 

listen when did i say it had to be professional theatre there are hundreds of community theatres and regional theatres and avant garde theatres out there like

i’m sorry but theatre is meant to be experienced live otherwise it would be a fucking movie 

i’m using “professional” to mean equity, so that also includes regional and maybe even some community theatres.

here’s the thing about theatre being at its best live: it’s a double-edged sword. that makes it special, but it also makes it very, very insular. and that’s great if you’re able to attend productions at those theatres, but what about people who are geographically or monetarily unable to see their favorite broadway/regional shows or actors? why should they just suck it up and accept that the ~sanctity of the medium ought not to be comprised~ when, rights issues notwithstanding, a video recording of the show could be the only way to experience them?

and even people who live in the vicinity of professional theatres often can’t afford ticket prices. i would not begrudge ANYONE the wish to simply watch a filmed version of pippin, for example, rather than shell out $75+ for a ticket or get up at 5 AM to rush the show. even regional theatres are exorbitantly priced nowadays. 

look, i’ve seen many, many professional shows in my short lifetime, and even i would jump at the chance to watch a filmed production of practically anything. i really don’t see why this is such a heinous and outrageous idea. theatre is already a grossly overcommercialized and elitist industry when it ought to be inclusive and populist, so why should we deny people outside the circle exposure to shows and actors they’ve always wanted to see?

This is one of the reasons why I respect the British theatre so much.  Not only is there a real effort to make theatre more affordable to more of the public, the major theatres film everything and even if it’s not released via NT live or on DVD, you can go to an archival library and watch it there.  We don’t have that system in the US.  We treat Broadway like it’s the only theatre in this country.  Not only is that patently false, most of the best theatre in America is not happening on Broadway (especially after this insipid clusterfuck of a season. Seriously, never in my life have I seen such aggressively mediocre theatre).  Innovative, exciting, accessible theatre is happening everywhere.  That being said, it often is too expensive, and all theatres need to explore alternative methods of getting what they do to people who want to see it.

Because the bottom line is this: theatre is storytelling. Storytellers should want their stories to reach as many people as possible.  I run a theatre company.  I want to be able to pay the people who work with me and I know that means that we will eventually have to raise the cost of our tickets.  But, we will always film our productions and make them available online or on DVD.  Everyone who wants to see live theatre should be able to see it, one way or another.

"But Catelyn is no longer the woman she was in the books, and so all of her tragedy lacks sting. The writers scrambled to make amends for past mistakes in order to make the scene more powerful, by actually giving her lines, by acknowledging that she gives good advice and that Robb does rely on her, but it was too little, too late. Imagine how much more powerful Catelyn’s plea to “let it end” would be, if we had seen, over an extended period of time, how Catelyn understands the cost of war, how all she wants is for the war to end so that the people she loves can be safe. Imagine how shocking it would be to have her threaten to cut Walder Frey’s wife’s throat, if Catelyn had been shown to be someone who is not all about revenge, who is honorable and kind and would never do something like that unless she was desperate. Imagine what a strong moment it would be when she then cut that innocent girl’s throat, as a woman who’s lost everything, a woman driven to be someone that she’s not because everything has been stolen from her."

 

oneohtrixpointnever:

tetraghost:

psa to photosensitive and epileptic folk: if you do not already have a browser extension to stop all gifs by default, now is the time to get it- tumblr and its advertising customers are very fond of flashing gifs and these will now be placed directly on your dashboard on the desktop and not just mobile

Paused! for Chrome (gifs start only when you click on them)

Active Stop Button for Firefox

Toggle Animated GIFs for Firefox

Firefox users can disable all .gifs by default with no extension:

  • In the Location bar type ” about:config ” and hit enter (no quotes/spaces)
  • Type “animation” into the filter field to find the preference
  • Double-click the image.animation_mode line and edit it from “normal” to “none”

"You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job market with triple the unemployment isn’t interested in purchasing the assets of the generation who just blew an enormous housing bubble and kept it from popping through quantitative easing and out-and-out federal support? Curious."

 
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When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)

Every time someone says we’re a lazy and entitled generation I’m going to show them this

They should be happy most of us haven’t moved to the moon yet

That actually sounds like a good idea at this point 

(via setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain)

“All Unsullied boys are given new names when they are cut: Grey Worm, Red Flea, Black Rat. Names that remind them what they are - vermin.”

leepacington:

30 Days of Pirates of the Caribbean: Favourite Character

James Norrington

bellymagic:

what is the hanky code for “i know it doesn’t look like it but i swear i’m queer please flirt with me even though i’m kind of shy”

endquestionmark:

 i have profound philosophical problems with the scene  because authorial intent did not end up on the screen y’all  i BELIEVE ted and terry when they say that the curse is broken after ten years and will comes home for good  i BELIEVE them when they say liz didn’t have to spend ten years on that rock mooning over will’s heart  but it didn’t - make it - into the movie!!!  what do we see? liz abandoned on an island alone barefoot and pregnant (LITERALLY)  and then ten years later she is this soft-eyed mother in skirts on that same island welcoming her husband home  obviously in my head she pulled up stakes immediately after will left and got her goddamned pirate king on babe and all  but this scene was a fucking knife in my heart when i was sixteen  i am okay with everything now! but STILL  ugh whatever keira you look stunning let’s just end it there  (fact: i want to talk about nothing in the world so much as i do about these movies) (vega-of-the-lyre)

endquestionmark:

 i have profound philosophical problems with the scene  because authorial intent did not end up on the screen y’all  i BELIEVE ted and terry when they say that the curse is broken after ten years and will comes home for good  i BELIEVE them when they say liz didn’t have to spend ten years on that rock mooning over will’s heart  but it didn’t - make it - into the movie!!!  what do we see? liz abandoned on an island alone barefoot and pregnant (LITERALLY)  and then ten years later she is this soft-eyed mother in skirts on that same island welcoming her husband home  obviously in my head she pulled up stakes immediately after will left and got her goddamned pirate king on babe and all  but this scene was a fucking knife in my heart when i was sixteen  i am okay with everything now! but STILL  ugh whatever keira you look stunning let’s just end it there  (fact: i want to talk about nothing in the world so much as i do about these movies) (vega-of-the-lyre)


Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet (1948)

Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet (1948)