theonlyren:

Do you know why Gamagori is falling outside instead of chasing the kid down the stairs?
Because students are not allowed to run through the hallways.

theonlyren:

Do you know why Gamagori is falling outside instead of chasing the kid down the stairs?

Because students are not allowed to run through the hallways.

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targaryen:

whoistorule:

eldrkevinprice:

if the broadway and theatre community dislikes bootlegs so much and don’t want people filming their shows they need to work on making theatre a more accessible form of media by filming shows professionally because you know they talk a lot about being a very open welcoming community but don’t do anything to make that community welcoming to people who can’t afford to see shows or people who live in rural areas and are literally unable to attend shows at all

So lots of people have attempted to break into the threatre community with more outreach and every time they do a filmed event for PBS or for movie theatres through fathom it goes really well and actually most Broadway is filmed (as is a lot of British theatre but that mostly gets distrubuted) just nothing is ever done with it.  The tapes sit in a vault in the Lincoln Center Library untouched unless you have a note from god saying you need to see the production for your thesis.

No, the problem isn’t that theatre isn’t filmed. It’s that fucking Actor’s Equity the broadway actor’s union won’t let them get distribution deals because it’s not written into the actors contracts and nor will they consent to write it into their contracts.

Theatre is great. Theatre access is really fucking important. And Broadway is dying not because no one wants to see theatre but because no one can afford to. $180 for an Orchestra seat limits the viewing of your shows to people with that sort of disposable income and it limits the run of your show to how long people are willing to keep paying that.

Broadway is overpriced and refuses to change or expand and as someone who saw her first show for her fourth birthday and has lived in New York city and loved New York theatre her entire life, watching the things she loves waste away because of its own ridiculous excess and bottom line and classist bullshit is really fucking depressing.

mainly reblogging because of the excellent post that michele did, but also to agree that the cost of theatre is a major deterrent for many. kevin spacey, the artistic director of one of the best london theatres, has been part of a campaign to make theatre accessible and cheaper so that audiences can be diverse. i believe the phrase he used was something about not wanting audiences to be an “elitist club.” since he took over as artistic director the old vic has had some incredibly productions with world-class actors with ample amounts of low-price tickets. i am incredibly lucky to have seen kim cattrall perform in a tennesse williams play for only £12, for example. it’s just an absolute shame that there’s not more of these schemes, with ticket prices going up and up.

i’d like to see more of this from other west end and broadway venues

also just taking a moment to highlight the great work done by organisations such as digital theatre. would love to see more of this from the west end and broadway.

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I think I broke Harry Potter

karlosmadera:

So it’s 3AM and It’s just occurred to me that the most telling scene in the entire Harry Potter franchise is the scene following the announcement of the participants of the Triwizard tournament.

When Harry’s name is pulled out of the cup, literally one of the first things he is asked is “did you ask an older boy to put your name in the cup for you?" or something to that effect, insinuating that, that was something nobody prepared for and that it was something that totally would have worked if anyone had been smart enough to figure it out.

However, in an earlier scene a student is turned into a hundred year old man when they try to artificially age themselves with a potion and put their name into the cup. Meaning someone trying to dangerously age themselves with potion they aren’t familiar with was something the teachers genuinely considered to be more likely than someone asking for fucking help from another student.

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In other words, the wizards in Harry Potter’s world are so reliant on magic that it doesn’t occur to anyone save for people like Harry that asking for help is even an option in a given situation. This explains why wizards are so fucking ass-backwards at everything, they’re so confident that their magic is capable of doing everything for them that it has never occurred to fucking anyone that perhaps asking for help from the muggle world might be of some use.

Think about it, the wizarding world hasn’t changed in hundreds of years while in that same space of time the muggle world has figured out fucking space travel. I know it’s a cliché to say to say someone could have fucking shot Voldemort, but seriously, somebody totally fucking could have, he killed like 50 people, he was effectively a terrorist, if anyone in the wizarding world bothered to ask for help from the muggles instead of just telling them there was an invisible asshole flying around shooting death curses at everyone, they may have been able to help. 

Pretty much the only reason Voldermort thinks he’s better than muggles is because he’s able to kill them with impunity using magic, something he’s only able to do so easily because muggles don’t understand what magic is. Voldemort is basically like a fucking disease, he’s an invisible, lurking entity preying on mankind from the shadows like a cowardly piece of shit. You know what else did that? Smallpox and we stomped that to death the second we understood it. That’s the difference between muggles and wizards, when muggles don’t understand something, they figure it out.

And here’s the kicker, the only reason muggles don’t understand magic at all is because the wizarding world deliberately withholds information about it. However, even if the wizarding world kept doing that, it’d only be a matter of time until a muggle figured out what magic was and how to stop or harness it because that’s what humanity does, it pushes past what we think is impossible to see what’s on the other side. We didn’t understand the sun as a species originally and now we use it to power satellites and smartphones.

The wizarding world isn’t a realm of infinite possibilities, it’s a universe of strict limitations where boundaries are never questioned. The muggle world is where the real magic happens. That’s why during the course of the Harry Potter books, which are set between 1991 and 1998, the muggle world (our world) discovered dark matter, cloned a sheep and invented fucking MP3s while the wizarding world were literally paying some dipshit to figure out what the purpose of a rubber duck was.

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Wow, I really shouldn’t think about this stuff when it’s like 3AM, it gets kind of dark.

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stoneandbloodandwater:

iincantatem:

Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years. 

He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy. 

This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children. 

But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.

I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.  

To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.

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commodiana:

deliciousdannydevito:

stardust-rain:

white people’s reactions to that post criticising Lucy makes me so fucking angry. More than that, it makes me trust them a little bit less.

fuck that whole “yes it’s problematic but I’m still excited!” because it is so much bullshit. Yeah, who cares about POC getting slaughtered and the violent linguistic imperialism BECAUSE ~STRONG WHITE FEMALE CHARACTER~. Apparently, POC’s deaths are less rage-inducing and less meaningful to white allies if a white woman is killing them instead of a white man.

To us, it’s still same white violence we see impeached everyday.

A white woman literally shoots a man in the head for not speaking English. Never mind the danger and oppression non-native English speakers face in the West, this took place in his home country. White expats are given so much fucking priority in Taiwan and China, with the way they’re catered to and coddled.

The kind of neo-imperialistic violence that this film is couching as ~female empowerment~ is really, really fucking harmful. White people have privilege in non-Western countries as well (the shit I’ve seen expats and exchange students get away with in China is astounding), to the extent that we aren’t even safe from harm in our own countries; this film not only ignores it, it glorifies it.

don’t you ever fucking forget that, because we can’t.

Part of having privilege means being able to watch and enjoy media that is harmful to marginalised minorities and still be critical of it, but when this dehumanisation is shoved in our faces, white people need to remember that this is so, so personal.

" I can enjoy problematic media and still be critical of it ” has always applies to microaggressions. It ends the moment it perpetuates the violent dehumanization towards people who face the same fucking thing in real life.

Women who are claiming this movie is feminist and empowering are welcome to explain to me how it’s empowering for me to see the glorified murders of people who look like they could be related to me.

I’ll wait.


commodiana:

Captain America and Superman were both created by Jewish men in the 1930’s/early 1940’s, and it’s really irresponsible to talk about either character’s conceptions if you’re just going to write off their creators as white.

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mya-the-butt-touch-octopus:

godoftheroads:

GUYS

THE WHOLE VERSION CAME OUT

i dont care whether you’re into homestuck or not, everyone needs to see this beautiful piece of animation

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seventypercentethanol:

What is the point of a gate that does not lead anywhere? asked Nameless, turning to avoid the glare of the setting sun.
The Scientist squinted ahead as the semicircular disk continued its downward trajectory past the horizon, and finally replied. To frame that which we otherwise might not notice.
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Thank you so much to everyone who bought Nameless & the Scientist Book 1! I’m so stoked by your support. The book is currently being printed (!!) and I’ll start mailing them out when the shipment arrives on the 27th May!

seventypercentethanol:

What is the point of a gate that does not lead anywhere? asked Nameless, turning to avoid the glare of the setting sun.

The Scientist squinted ahead as the semicircular disk continued its downward trajectory past the horizon, and finally replied. To frame that which we otherwise might not notice.

Thank you so much to everyone who bought Nameless & the Scientist Book 1! I’m so stoked by your support. The book is currently being printed (!!) and I’ll start mailing them out when the shipment arrives on the 27th May!

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