Archive for October, 2013

jamas-rendirse: Autumn Light By paulphotorose.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


Autumn Light By paulphotorose.

Reposted from

rongasm: I’m having an argument with my mom- can you reblog or like this if you’re a Lizzie Bennet…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


I’m having an argument with my mom- can you reblog or like this if you’re a Lizzie Bennet Diaries/Emma Approved fan that isn’t a teenager?

I have a _child_ who is no longer a teenager.

Reposted from

kyrie-anne: thebriarfieldchronicles: Spoilers! Read…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013




Read More

Interesting theory! 

More importantly, who’s flagging Alysson’s YouTube comments as spam?

Reposted from

thebrainscoop: The Good Stuff – DEAD THINGS This week I make a…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


The Good Stuff – DEAD THINGS

This week I make a guest appearance with Craig Benzine, aka Wheezy Waiter, on his channel The Good Stuff! We talk about dead things, museum specimens and why we have them, common misconceptions about death and collections, and there’s a six legged cat so what are you waiting for?

Check out the other episodes in his Halloween series!

Reposted from

genderific: classicmoviegal: lovelyqueenjulie: sarahbellar: s…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013







Excuse me while I sob over this for the next 3 hours.

I’m gonna die.

Going to hole to cry about how amazing this is

Let the tears commence.

I’m gonna cry

Has anyone read Christopher Plummer’s memoir? When I was at the Stratford Festival last year I saw some excerpts about his time in Stratford and they really made me wonder if he had anything to say about Julie Andrews and filming this movie.

I’ve never read his memoir, but I’ve heard mention of his public comments about the film. He’s jokingly referred to it as “the sound of mucus”, and said that his role as Captain Von Trapp was not one that he enjoyed playing. You can google up several examples of him going into more detail if you’re interested.

He has nice things to say about Julie Andrews, though, and reportedly has remained friends with her throughout his life.

Reposted from

humansofnewyork: “When I called to tell her what was happening,…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


“When I called to tell her what was happening, I was met with silence. We’ve been together long enough that I knew to just let her cry.” -Duane

Reposted from

humansofnewyork: I was riding in a van with a television crew…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


I was riding in a van with a television crew who was doing a piece on HONY. The cameraman, Duane, was behind the wheel. At one point he casually remarked on how bad the traffic was in Ethiopia.
“Ethiopia?” I asked. “What story were you working on there?”
“It wasn’t a story,” he replied. “We were picking up our daughter.

He then told me the most amazing story. He told me that he and his wife were not able to conceive. “But I’d always resisted the idea of adoption,” he said. “My wife wanted to adopt right away, but I was just never sure if I’d be able to fully love a child that wasn’t my blood.” So time went on, and they remained childless. 

Then one evening Duane was watching a television show with his wife. The show was about aid work in Ethiopia. “They were showing before-and-after photos,” he explained. “I remember this one girl. She was skin and bones. But she still had this amazing smile and spirit in her eyes. The aid workers rehabilitated her, and six months later, she looked like a normal little girl. Right then, I turned to my wife, and said: ‘I’m ready to adopt.’” 

But it wasn’t as easy as he’d hoped. “At first I thought we needed an infant,” Duane explained. “I just couldn’t imagine missing out on all those early moments of our child’s life.” But for healthy infants, the waiting list was years. “So then we went we moved up to three or four year olds.” But still, the waiting list was one to two years. “The only children you could get immediately were seven and up, and who had physical handicaps of some sort. I just didn’t think I was ready for it.”

But then Duane and his wife went on vacation. And toward the end of the trip, “after a few drinks,” Duane’s wife brought out a brochure from the adoption agency. One of the pictures showed an unsmiling seven year old girl, standing against the pink wall of an orphanage. She had been blinded in one eye. “That’s our daughter,” Duane said. 

Three years later after the Watkins adopted her, Chaltu has blossomed. She has grown over one foot, is fluent in English, and although blind in one eye, plays soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. She’s doing great at school, and has tons of friends. “She is the greatest daughter in the world,” Duane said.

“That’s an unbelievable story,” I told Duane. “Can I share it on HONY?”

“That’s fine with me,” he answered. Then he sort of stared at the ground for a second, shuffled his feet, and asked: “Would there be any possibility that you could help us raise the adoption fees to get her a brother? We’ve already found him, but aren’t financially ready yet.”

LET’S BRING RICHARD HOME:  Click here to donate!

Reposted from


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Reposted from

shipwreckedcomedy: Dear shipsters, We launched Shipwrecked on…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


Dear shipsters,

We launched Shipwrecked on October 1st with two promo videos, zero subscribers, and a dream within a dream that a few literary-inclined strangers might stumble across our work and enjoy it. Today we reached 500 subscribers on YouTube. 

It’s been a complete thrill to share A Tell Tale Vlog with you and read/respond to your comments on Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube. We have a few more shorts within the A Tell Tale Vlog universe to share before we embark on our next shipwreckedcomedy project. We hope you’ll stay tuned and join us on our coming adventures. 

Much love,

Yulin, Sinead, & Sean

Reposted from

“We all do foolish things when we are teenagers. We all have foolish false events that happen to us,…”

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

We all do foolish things when we are teenagers. We all have foolish false events that happen to us, foolish gaps in our memories. Not everything that has happened, has ever really happened.

Listeners, especially our younger listeners, consider this:

When we talk about teenagers, we adults often talk with an air of scorn, of expectation for disappointment. And this can make people who are presently teenagers feel very defensive.

But what everyone should understand is that none of us are talking to the teenagers that exist now, but talking back to the teenager we ourselves once were – all stupid mistakes and lack of fear, and bodies that hadn’t yet begun to slump into a lasting nothing.

Any teenager who exists now is incidental to the potent mix of nostalgia and shame with which we speak to our younger selves.

May we all remember what it was like to be so young. May we remember it factually, and not remember anything that is false, or incorrect.

May we all be human – beautiful, stupid, temporal, endless.

And as the sun sets, I place my hand upon my heart, feel that it is still beating, and remind myself: Past performance is not a predictor of future results.

Stay tuned now for whatever happens next in your life.

Welcome to Night Vale

Episode 33 – Cassette

(via nightvalequotes)

I’ve never watched listened to a WTNV episode, and usually just skip it on my dash (and there’s a lot of it to skip, which I realize is trying to tell me something). But this quotation really speaks to me, coming as it does in the midst of my ongoing struggle to be a positive influence (which lately often means being a pain in the ass) in the life of my teenage child.

Reposted from

gothiccharmschool: stoneandbloodandwater: Okay goths of the…

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013



Okay goths of the internet why is no one talking about Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty? It’s a Victorian/Goth interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, with a vampire-fairy plot twist that worked very, very well. I’ve never been so emotionally engaged by a ballet. If its run didn’t end in a week I’d call it a must-see. 

That looks STUNNING. And mmmm, red brocade. 

Planning to see this in LA the weekend after Thanksgiving.


Reposted from


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Reposted from

AoJE: Announcements and A Question

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013



As you may have noticed, there are commercials now playing before or on our videos.


We’ve partnered with youtube and monetized our show.

But why?

To the credit of our lovely audience, no one has actually come to me with a complaint but I still feel the need to explain why we’re doing this. 

It’s true, ads are less than fun. And in a perfect world, we wouldn’t need them- but we are a tiny little start-up and there is only so much we can do out of our own pockets. 

And it might allow us to give even a little back to the crazy talented people work on this project completely free of charge. 

Now sometimes I do get lovely messages like this one: 


First of all – it is beyond flattering that any of you even offer this to us. So thank you :) 

Second of all – Yes, we have. And we’ve been working on it for a while, so I am happy to announce that we will be launching an Indiegogo campaign come mid-November! 

And honestly I’ve never been so excited about fundraising. Generally it’s a very stressful activity- but we have some awesome perks lined up as well as some other incentives that I’m really pumped to show you guys :D 

On that note, I can’t tell you why yet, but I have a question for you all- drop your responses below, in my inbox or at me on twitter: 

Do you have any questions for the AoJE cast and/or crew?

I will gladly sit through ads for the sake of AoJE. And if I actually have any money to spare come mid-November, I will gladly use it to support you guys! (Also, I’m curious about the perks.)

Seconded, on all three counts.

Reposted from

hellanne: (by Nishe)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


(by Nishe)

Reposted from

shipwreckedcomedy: jilbyforever: clavisa: shipwreckedcomedy: …

Monday, October 28th, 2013





I just don’t like poetry at all.

A Tell Tale Vlog – Ep. 7: Madness –

Loosely adapted from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. New episodes every Monday and Thursday of October, from the kitchens of shipwreckedcomedy

Subscribe on YouTube


Hopefully not the last episode of A Tell Tale Vlog…

I agree…though the very end makes it look like we’ll get a Draw My Life episode. I’m hoping we have that to look forward to, if not more.

To clarify a few things… We have an Edgar Allan Poe sketch coming on Thursday and then after that, two Draw My Life videos coming from A Tell Tale Vlog‘s universe providing backstory/epilogue on Edgar and Lenore. So not quite farewell just yet. While we would have loved to have expanded the world of Poe well past these ten installments, we had originally only plotted and shot for these 7 episodes and the Halloween sketch. We filmed the Draw My Life (or Afterlife, in Lenore’s case) videos this past week after the tremendous response we’ve received from our viewers. We felt we owed it to both the characters and our audience to revisit their respective stories, and we look forward to sharing those shorts with you in the coming weeks.

After that, we’ll have a few announcements regarding our next serialized project, which will feature some familiar faces. We hope you guys will be as excited as we are to embark on the next shipwreckedcomedy project. 

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
Director and Co-Creator, A Tell Tale Vlog

So looking forward to all this.

Also: they made two extra Draw My Life episodes just for we shipsters. Srsly: just for us.

That’s so cool.

Reposted from

matterofawesome: illuminatingpemberley: inkingideas: Rehearsal…

Monday, October 28th, 2013




Rehearsal from today’s shoot :) #behindthescenesaoje #aoje

I don’t know what to think. Anybody? What is this?

Beware, speculation ahead and perhaps potential spoilers? 

Since he’s carrying luggage, and it doesn’t seem to be Jane’s vintagy one… Airport maybe? What if instead of bumping into him on that road close to Thornfield Hall (or in this case Rochester’s house)  they bump into each other on the airport? If I remember correctly, in the book Mr. Rochester had just retuned from that trip (to London I think? Can’t exactly remember) in which he bought that carriage “for his bride”… So maybe they will adapt this as them arriving in Vancouver just at the same time and bumping into each other. Which would be fate’s ultimate way of telling them “NOW KISS!” haha.

You know, I just really like this picture by itself. I want a poster-sized version of it. It makes me think of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road: beloved creators looking awesome outside their normal artistic frame.

Reposted from

pemberleydigital: New Emma Approved episode – “What Really…

Monday, October 28th, 2013


New Emma Approved episode – “What Really Matters” – with Joanna Sotomura, Brent Bailey, Dayeanne Hutton and Alexis Boozer.

Emma’s look –

Harriet’s top –

Annie’s dress –

Hoo boy. I can already tell that these actors are going to absolutely kill a certain scene that’s always been the most intense for me in Emma (you probably know the one I mean). Because they foreshadowed it a bit in today’s episode, and even that little hint of it was heartbreaking.

Reposted from

shipwreckedcomedy: I just don’t like poetry at all. A Tell Tale…

Monday, October 28th, 2013


I just don’t like poetry at all.

A Tell Tale Vlog – Ep. 7: Madness –

Loosely adapted from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. New episodes every Monday and Thursday of October, from the kitchens of shipwreckedcomedy.

Subscribe on YouTube


It was a little sad, but poignant, to have become so enamored of this series only near the end, such that my first day of anticipating a new episode and then excitedly watching it only resulted in… bittersweet goodbyes from Edgar and Lenore. There was less comedy than I’d hoped for. But then, it’s hardly the show’s fault that I was tuning in so near the end. It was a fitting conclusion.

It had such a gentle spirit. It was minimal, understated, the episodes brief and the comedy subtle, but it all worked. It wove a spell, created its own world, a world whose appeal I can’t really explain. But it grew stronger the more I watched. I guess it _was_ a kind of madness, the sort that grows on you without your being aware of its progression.

I love the way Edgar and Lenore appeared separately at first, and drew apart by the end, frustrating my little shipper heart, only appearing on-camera together those few times, building up to that one moment of actual contact, but then immediately and dismissively breaking it off. I think I need to watch the whole thing again, start to finish, to track the structure of that approach and separation. It’s a metaphor for all relationships, right? A microcosm of their beginning, middle, and end.

And God is it funny. Not at first, maybe, and not for everyone. I showed the first episode to someone, and she watched it all without expression. “Not my thing,” she said. I nodded, and didn’t push it.

That’s okay. It doesn’t have to be her thing. It’s mine.

Reposted from

fairy-wren: Little Pied Flycatcher. Photo by Michael Gillam I…

Monday, October 28th, 2013


Little Pied Flycatcher. Photo by Michael Gillam

I did not know that this bird existed until now. But it’s adorable.

Reposted from

vega-ofthe-lyre: The Green Gown by Thomas Edwin Mostyn

Monday, October 28th, 2013


The Green Gown by Thomas Edwin Mostyn

Reposted from