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sparklyninjabot: OK, I have to reblog this again because it...

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:02:05 -0700

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sparklyninjabot:

OK, I have to reblog this again because it popped into my head that the reason I love this so much is that Cleavon Little had no idea this line was coming. 

And that should be enough on its own, that his reaction is totally genuine.

But I also love how Gene Wilder is watching him. Like, he’s so excited to see how Little will react. And when Little laughs, it feeds his fucking soul. You can see it in his eyes. 

I love this scene.




Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Novelization) by Gene Roddenberry

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:23:57 -0700

everystartrekever: This is a repost from my main blog, @flourish, originally written in 2013. It’s part of a project to read every official Star Trek book in existence. You can follow my progress on my Tumblr or take a look at my spreadsheet of books read and to-read.Memory Alpha • Powell’sThe preface to this book is one of the best things I’ve read in ages. First, a preface from Admiral James T. Kirk; then a preface from Gene Roddenberry; then—throughout the novel—footnotes, where occasionally Roddenberry has “asked Kirk” to clarify questions! It doesn’t pull any punches either. What does Kirk think about slash, you might ask?I was never aware of this [Spock and I being] lovers rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself, although I have no moral or other objections to physical love in any of its many Earthly, alien, and mixed forms, I have always found my best gratification in that creature woman. Also, I would dislike being thought of as so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years.Seriously though, that is one classy way to say “yo, fans! Love ya, not gonna go there, keep doing your crazy thing.” It helps that, being Gene Roddenberry, it sounds completely and totally like Kirk. Nobody can say that is even the least little bit out of character.Oh, the entire novel isn’t that good. Roddenberry has been writing for the screen too long, but it comes out in different ways than some of the other novels I’ve read before—as if he’s writing something that is going to be interpreted by a sfx team. For example:Lori touched a control console in San Francisco. The images picked up by the outpost’s drones and relayed to Earth were clean and nearly perfect. They were also frightening. Kirk’s holocom console now seemed to be hurtling through space in the midst of the Klingon cruiser formation. Unlike the senceiver alert, command level holocom images have no “daydream” quality—they appear in full dimension with a reality which seems actually to surround whoever sits at the receiving holocom console.First of all, woo-hoo, the holodeck! Second of all, dude, check your tenses, because that is actually what’s making me think that you’re giving direction to a sfx team. I don’t have the mental strength to pick this apart further, but suffice to say, this isn’t me being a grammar nazi; it really does change the meaning of what’s being said to use the incorrect tense here, it’s not just snobbery.Despite the occasional awkwardness of the prose, lots of things come out here that don’t in the movie. As I understand it, Alan Dean Foster wrote a story which was turned into a screenplay by Harold Livingston, and now Gene Roddenberry is adding his own gloss to it. So, in a certain sense, it is fan fiction, just fan fiction written by the creator. But there’s another aspect too: scenes that were cut from the final release of the film may appear in the novelization, and I have no way of finding out which is which (unless I do a lot more research which I am frankly too lazy to do). So one might also think of it as a Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Extended Edition. It adds in more scenes, and it clarifies characters’ thoughts and emotions, getting into their heads in ways that the movie couldn’t.The first example is from when we meet V'jur’s Ilia-probe for the first time:It took the young security officer a moment to force his eyes away from the Deltan nakedness. Kirk knew how difficult it was. He had just realized that the pointing of those two breasts toward himself had simply meant that she was turning to look toward them. The eyes! They seemed devoid of living warmth! Was this, somehow, Ilia’s dead body? A corpse, reanimated and controlled by the aliens?Sta[...]



I finally read The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet after you botched the story in the show. I'll admit it was better than I expected, but for fucks' sake, STOP TRYING TO HUMANIZE ABUSERS. WE DON'T CARE. THEY'RE HORRIBLE PEOPLE AND SO ARE YOU.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:28:00 -0700

They are horrible people! I completely agree. And it doesn’t matter what got them to that place. 

I assume you’re referring to the one chapter with Wickham? (It’s been awhile, so if there was more in the book than that chapter that would fit this, please feel free to let me know.) The reason he’s in any way “humanized,” whether it be in the book or in the series itself, isn’t because of some ploy to make people woobify him and idolize him as the villain with a tough past a golden heart. That’s not who he is and I’m really frustrated with stories/fandoms that do that to similar characters. 

But personally I find fiction that portrays terrible people fully as monsters somewhat dangerous. There are people in real life who are just blatantly bad through and through, I’m sure, and there are sociopaths with no rhyme or reason for hurting people, but far more often than not, it’s all a lot more insidious than that. The reason people like this are so dangerous and able to get so close and get people coming back to them over and over is because there are good things about them, because they use sob stories to manipulate, because there maybe was an AU where they could have not been shit. The monster hiding in the closet is rarely covered in scales, gnashing its teeth at you when you open the door. And if we portray them that way, it makes it harder to identify them when they stroll out of that closet with a winning smile and a shoulder to cry on, waiting to eat you alive one piece at a time before you’ve even noticed you’re bleeding.

Anyway, that was my intent, personally, when approaching anything with Wickham. I can’t speak for anyone else.

Did I do the parts under my control completely right? Obviously not. There are things I know I would do differently now, and there are things I would probably still do that people would be dissatisfied with.

Did I do it totally wrong? I’d argue probably not, since there are people who got that from what we presented.

Now, if you’re interpreting things from the screen/page based on your opinion of me, and the fact that I can be a horrible person and say dumb and shitty things, I’m sorry for that. That’s on me. You live, you learn, you shut up next time.

But I’m glad some things were better than you expected. That was most likely due to Kate.




Hey, look! It’s Hamlet and Horatio arriving for the Act V battle...

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:54:22 -0700

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Hey, look! It’s Hamlet and Horatio arriving for the Act V battle with Laertes!




After I graduated from film school and moved home to New York in the late 90s,  I spent several...

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 20:10:38 -0700

After I graduated from film school and moved home to New York in the late 90s,  I spent several years working temp gigs, mostly on Wall Street. I don’t know if they still do this, but back then, every investment bank had a rotating crew of temps that staffed their document processing centers 24/7. I landed in the belly of the beast, and for almost two years I worked at Goldman Sachs. 

On every floor of the building, there was one room devoted to the temping crew. And while the rest of the floor was filled with industrious little wannabe bankers working 20 hour days and killing themselves to get ahead, this room was filled with artists, actors, dancers, writers, musician and other assorted misfits. It was like being a jolly pirate crew. 

I met so many talented, funny, friendly folks in my time at Goldman Sachs. I’m sorry to say I’ve lost touch with most of them, but every so often I see a member of the pirate crew somewhere. The unbelievably funny John T. Reynolds wrote for Craig Ferguson for years, and once I ran into him at CBS TV City. George Sheffey played a key part in the first play I ever wrote. Every so often I see him in something on TV and it makes me very happy. 

Another member of the crew was a young playwright writing angry, polemic monologue plays, often performing them himself.  These super-left-wing, anti-capitalistic stories being crafted in the heart of Wall Street.

And tonight, J.T. Rogers won the Tony for Best Play for Oslo.

Shiver me timbers and congrats, matey!




julandran asked: We do have a Lord Buckethead type...

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:26:58 -0700

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yeah, but he doesn’t have Lord Buckethead’s style or panache. :)




Lord Buckethead: Strong, not entirely stable, leadershipMy name...

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:11:24 -0700

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Lord Buckethead: Strong, not entirely stable, leadership

My name is Lord Buckethead. I am a space lord, and I am running to be the independent Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in the 2017 UK General Election. I enjoy planet-conquering, dominating inferior species, and Lovejoy.

I am the only candidate standing at this election who has personally stood against two Conservative Prime Ministers, Margaret Thatcher in Finchley (1987) and John Major in Huntingdon (1992). News has reached me that your country is crying out for effective opposition. And so, 25 years after my last visit I have returned to take on Theresa May in Maidenhead and thus complete a historic hat-trick. If Mrs May cannot even defend her own social care policies just days after they are launched, how can she possibly cope against a Space Lord?

My manifesto is an ambitious and progressive programme not only for the good Earthlings of a certain Berkshire conurbation but for the entirety of your nation. It is a suite of policies that have been fully costed and which marries fiscal responsibility with an interest in lasers.

I call upon my Maidenhead rival Theresa May, and that funny Islington chap with the beard, to debate me in public. Failure to do so will be treated as cowardice and a tacit endorsement of my superiority.

America needs its own Lord Buckethead




Fairy Tales, Old and New

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:45:03 -0700

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 A few months back, PBS hired me and the No Mimes Media team to make three short, modern adaptations of fairy tales as a teaching tool for elementary school students. 

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PBS launched the videos this week on their Learning Media portal. I’m told they’ll be on their YouTube channel at some point.


Little Red Riding Hood

https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/red_grade3/#.WTbU4saZNo4

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with Mary Kate Wiles as Red
and Joseph Hendrickson as The Wolf



Rumpelstiltskin

https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ela_characters_detail/fairy_tales/#.WTbWc8aZNo4

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with Ashleigh Hairston as The Miller’s Daughter


The Emperor’s New Clothes

https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ela_compare_contrast_characters/fairy_tales/#.WTbWZcaZNo4

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with Jason Lawrence Boggs as The Emperor
Julia Cho as The Tailor
and Antoine Perry as Mister Broccoli




miscellaneoushedgehog: axelmedellin: Daily sketch 5 June...

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:53:22 -0700

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miscellaneoushedgehog:

axelmedellin:

Daily sketch 5 June 2017

As you wish

@ladyshinga, relevant to your Princess Battlecup post. 😆




electrofolk:La La Land (2016)

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 08:51:13 -0700

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electrofolk:

La La Land (2016)




betheboy: khealywu: rh-of-the-andromeda-galaxy: wait, is this...

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:57:39 -0700

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betheboy:

khealywu:

rh-of-the-andromeda-galaxy:

wait, is this an episode of peep show i missed?????

Lol no it’s one of the best sketches from That Mitchell & Webb Look, their sketch show. Let’s rotate the board!

That’s Number Wang!




Laura accurately representing how I feel in the morning just...

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:55:31 -0700

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Laura accurately representing how I feel in the morning just after waking up.




diddy-wah-diddy: diddy-wah-diddy: Self care 101  Okay...

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:44 -0700

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diddy-wah-diddy:

diddy-wah-diddy:

Self care 101 

Okay reblogging this again because this scene literally changed my life




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The Doctor is in and ready to rock #twinpeaks #doctorjacoby...

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:50:54 -0700

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The Doctor is in and ready to rock #twinpeaks #doctorjacoby #letsrock




obscurelittlebird:Incorrect Quotes: Jane Eyre (42/?)

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:07:47 -0700

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obscurelittlebird:

Incorrect Quotes: Jane Eyre (42/?)




A deep cut for all the transmedia heads

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:38:35 -0700

Scene from a meeting earlier today:

Me: *says something about a story idea*

Reply: “Yeah, but they really only want a light narrative wrapper.”

Me: “The only narrative rapper I care about is Slick Rick!” 




(via Silver Strain - A Blue Rose [Twin Peaks] - YouTube) It’s...

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:31:31 -0700

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(via Silver Strain - A Blue Rose [Twin Peaks] - YouTube)

It’s all Twin Peaks all the time around here this week. And I’ve got this on repeat. 

Meanwhile.




FRAINS FOR THE FRAIN GOD!

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:47:15 -0700

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FRAINS FOR THE FRAIN GOD!