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We're not living in an age of giants

Mostly Classic Who, Star Trek, Top Gear, Discworld, and Victor Hugo
with a chocolate sprinkling of music, crafts, and everyday adventure
Most recently: STAR WARS, in an eccentric sort of way

Four Is My Doctor
Three Is My Doctor
(Six is also my Doctor but his banner isn't working properly yet)
So is One, for that matter.

...And so to Time Lords all I say "Remember me to Gallifrey"


Jul 26th at 3PM / via: thecolinbaker / op: princeowl / 93,349 notes

princeowl:

'romeo and juliet but with gnomes instead of people with music by elton john' isnt a movie that you'd think exists but it does 


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littlefairytaleprince:

"OMG the next generation will be named after fictional characters!!1" my ass.
Do you know how many newborn babies in Germany have already been named after guys from the German football team? A whole damn lot. There is a baby name boom in Germany right now like you have no idea.
Because people have always named their children after people they admired or looked up to, fictional or not. And that is perfectly normal and not a bad thing.

I’m just gonna mention that I seem to recall that Eponine and Azelma Thenardier in Les Mis are named after characters from the romances (well… I won’t vouch that they’re exactly per the modern definition though) their mother was fond of reading. 


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"The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book." 

Brent Weeks (via victoriousvocabulary)


hegodamask:

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amousesmessaboutintimeandspace:

Rugess Nome is the architect of my dreams


schmergo:

My dream is to direct the following ludicrous production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” (If you’re not familiar with Cymbeline, you might wanna google it— it’s possibly his most ridiculous show, which is saying something.)

So, the show starts with Shakespeare sitting drunkenly in a bar, chatting up a barmaid about the show that he’s BS-ing for some upcoming deadline. She’s super into him. (This is the opening scene of the play where characters spit ridiculous amounts of exposition and backstory.) The characters in the play enter when he mentions them, and are clearly using costumes and using props re-purposed from other productions— Iachimo is “definitely not Iago,” the Queen is “totally not Lady Macbeth,” etc. A crazy mish-mash of styles and time periods. The actors do the play so incredibly ‘over-the-top earnest and sincere’ that it’s hilarious.

Shakespeare himself frequently starts and stops the play, changing things, removing or adding characters, props, and details. They freeze while he engineers every possible deus ex machina, such as freezing the actors, swapping fake poison for real poison, and restarting, and he plays minor plot-device characters like Cornelius and Jupiter. He also gets most of the ‘straigh-to-the audience’ one-liners. All of his lines are uttered like he’s making them up as they go along.

By the end of the show, Shakespeare becomes aware of how absurd the thing he’s created is, comes up with a speedy resolution, gets upset, throws the play in the trash, all the actors exit. The Barmaid picks the manuscript out of the trash, considers it, puts it in her pocket and exits.

That is the only excuse I will accept for the existence of this play, hahaa.

While I am not actually familiar with Cymbeline, this sounds ridiculously intriguing!


pileofsith:


The Character Wardrobe Meme: General Grievous + night clothes
(It turns out a, uh, surprisingly comfy combination?)
Requested by scarydogmaticalien!

pileofsith:

The Character Wardrobe Meme: General Grievous + night clothes

(It turns out a, uh, surprisingly comfy combination?)

Requested by scarydogmaticalien!