i have this friend, his name’s jamal, and when we were younger, he was obsessed with pokemon, and pretended he was a pokemon trainer. one time we saw this stray cat, and he pretended it was a pokemon, and tried to catch it, and somehow he actually managed to get a hold of it. his family’s had it ever since
now we call him “got a cat” jamal
"I don’t want your suffering! I don’t want your future!"
So last night as I was taking off Jon Snow, I threw on my WS wig, and my roommate pointed out that I looked like Xavier in Days of Future Past. So I called down to the concierge, got a bathrobe, and Presto!
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
WELCOME… TO THE BASKETBALL ROOM.
How do you even…. ?
This is the type of stage pageantry that people pay hundreds to see. Imagine how long the costume designer took intricately put into making those dresses the people behind the scene are the true heroes of theater
The one on the right is a true work of art
AH YES THEATRE
Okay. One correction: Imagine how long it took the costume designer to DESIGN those dresses and imagine how long it took the costumers in the costume shop to build and adorn those dresses. Costumes at this level are not made by the designer. The designer designs the dress and makes sure the dress is built to specification. The costumers (First hands, cutters, drapers, stitchers, etc) actually make the dress. (Also kudos to wig masters for being involved in this and wardrobe for setting it up and cleaning it during the runs).
But yes, oh my god this dress is amazing. Good on all the costumers involved in these dresses.
There are both from last years performance of Cinderella in Broadway. I recognize both actresses. Victoria Clark, the fairy god mother, freaking killed in her role. She was awesome. Also, this same exact performance had Santino Fontana, the voice of Prince Hans from Frozen, as Prince Topher. You have no idea how surreal it was to hear him singing as a sweet, naive prince early in the year, and then later that year, he’s Prince freaking Hans.
But on the subject of Broadway costume transformations: I saw Beauty and the Beast in 2008. The Beast transformation from beast to human was the coolest thing, and I can’t find it anywhere! The spun him around horizontally, and his ‘human’ hands and arms bursted out of the costume. It was so amazing when I saw it. Either way, looking up the various other ways shows did the transformation is pretty damn awesome.
Oh god thank fucking christ.
I usually don’t reblog these, but I feel like some of my followers could probably use the reassurance. I definitely have these kinds of thoughts sometimes.
so i’m not crazy for randomly thinking such thoughts? what a relief!
Edgar Allan Poe had a name for it too: The Imp of the Perverse. he compared the impulses to a demon that urges people to do the wrong thing simply because it can be done
The compulsion to jump from high places is called “l’appel du vide" in French. The call of the void. I think it’s specific to that one instance, but I think it’s a cool phrase for this phenomenon in general.
I think about this with random sharp objects laying around, too. “What if I just jammed this into my eye or throat right now? … oh god WHAT.” Just… fucking christ, brain. Don’t.
Reblogging this again because most people don’t/never know how normal these thoughts are, and that can be a major source of stress. It’s okay. You’re okay. Just, you know, don’t follow through on that shit.
Sometimes I wonder if the occasional vivid images in my head of myself falling into traffic or tripping and knocking my teeth out or dropping expensive, precious things are points where I failed the mission and had to respawn and start over.
Matrix in all his green glory
YOOOOOOOO THERE IS NOT ENOUGH FUCKIN REBOOT COSPLAY OUT THERE
I’ve actually been curious of this before, but MK9 fixed that problem at least. Best source I can give you is Sub-Zero’s reveal trailer from MK9. I remember Smoke saying Kuai’s name a few times in the same way during the story.
Bi-Han = Bee-Han
Kuai Liang = Qua-i Lee-Aang