permagrinphoto:American Bittern

Monday, July 15th, 2019


American Bittern

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stellabutterfly: The Firebird segment — Fantasia 2000 (1999)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019


The Firebird segment — Fantasia 2000 (1999)

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butchrey: this is a cinematic masterpiece

Thursday, January 31st, 2019


this is a cinematic masterpiece

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shipwreckedcomedy:     American Whoopee Cast Announcement: Mary…

Saturday, August 11th, 2018


    American Whoopee Cast Announcement: Mary Kate Wiles as Millie

What a surprise! MK will be back as demure doll Millie Juniperscoop in American Whoopee. Let’s hope the jazz age doesn’t corrupt her!

Help Shipwrecked bring American Whoopee to life!

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susuwatori: The Sea of Decay

Saturday, February 11th, 2017


The Sea of Decay

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Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery…

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Lauren Lopez as George Eliot in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Ch. 3: The Purloined Letter

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rachelkiley: cjforpresident: 😍 Go watch I Ship It.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016




Go watch I Ship It.

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What’s your bio?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

I’ve published it in the form of rambling tags on a series of 11,746 blog posts over the last four years. Maybe you’ve seen it.

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gentlemanuniverse: Sail

Friday, May 20th, 2016



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lies: heatherm00ch: I reblog this every time I see it. I just…

Sunday, April 10th, 2016



I reblog this every time I see it. I just cant


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songsof-forever: I just went through my replies tag to find something, and basically I’m really sad…

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


I just went through my replies tag to find something, and basically I’m really sad now because I miss chatting with you 

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yulinkuang: sapphirelm: Tiny Feminists | Ep 1: JULIETTE |…

Saturday, March 19th, 2016



Tiny Feminists | Ep 1: JULIETTE | Yulin Kuang

This actress who played Juliette was the very last person to come in and audition for us. She seemed really shy when she first introduced herself, then we started rolling and she just flipped a switch and went into game face.

The intensity with which she asked us “Are you a feminist?” is still one of my favorite audition moments. Her character used to have a bit where she’d write up little notices (like “how’s my feminism” report cards for people) and she was the only one who brought her own tiny notebook, ripped off a page, and then marched up to hand it to me while looking me dead in the eye to say, “Room for improvement. Obviously.”

She has killer instincts and some of the best improv skills fresh out of the gate I’ve ever seen (”It’s on, patriarchy” and “Salty, like the tears of my enemies” and “Well, it’s a hand” were three of my favorite improvs of hers). She’s one of those actors who manages to steal practically every scene she’s in just by staying present. I hope she keeps at it, because I think she could be great.

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“I worked for two-and-a-half years in a big city hospital. I stayed registered right up past Mad Max…”

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

“I worked for two-and-a-half years in a big city hospital. I stayed registered right up past Mad Max 2: Road Warrior. I never even thought there’d be a career. I stayed as a doctor on the first Mad Max because we kept running out of money in postproduction. Then I stayed through to the second Mad Max because if you are doing stunts,  you are obliged to have a doctor on set. There weren’t big budgets, so I ended up running a clinic during lunch time tending to cuts, sunburns, scrapes and all that.”

George Miller

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Critics’ Reactions to the Sansa Rape Scene in Episode 5.6 of Game of Thrones

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015



The show has creators. They make the choices.They chose to use rape as a plot device. Again.Jill Pantozzi, The Mary Sue 

It is possible to write fantasy without falling back on the harmful cliché that an old-timey setting offers a free pass to show women getting raped all the time. –Everdeen Mason, Refinery29

The issue with the show returning to rape as a trope is not simply because there have been thinkpieces speaking out against it, and is not solely driven by the rational concerns lying at the heart of those thinkpieces. It’s also that the show has lost my faith as a viewer that the writers know how to articulate the aftermath of this rape effectively… –Myles McNutt, AV Club

We already knew that Ramsay Bolton was a sadist and an abuser of women, we already knew that Theon Greyjoy was his tormented puppet. Showing Sansa’s dress ripped, showing her face shoved down into the bed, hearing her screams did nothing to reveal character, or advance the plot, or critique anything about Westerosi society or about our own conceptions of medieval society that hasn’t already been critiqued. – Steven Attewell, Salon

In general, I’m not a big fan of people getting raped in entertainment as a manipulative way of heightening the stakes, but I’m even less of a fan of people getting raped in entertainment when it accomplishes absolutely nothing.  – Laura Hudson, Wired

What character development could be wrung from this tragedy that could not have been created without a violent rape? Why does Game of Thrones — and so much popular entertainment — revert to this horrific crime when they want their female characters to “grow”? – Michal Schick, Hypable

Was it really important to make that scene about Theon’s pain? If Game of Thrones was going to go there, shouldn’t they at least have had the courage to keep the camera on Turner’s face?…But the last thing we needed was to have a powerful young woman brought low in order for a male character to find redemption. No thank you.  – Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair

To show Sansa being raped as the kicker to an episode — and then to cut to Theon, as if it’s his view, his reaction, his internalizing of the moment that matters — just felt like more of the same old same old we’ve been getting since Ros died, since Tansy was hunted, since Cersei was raped.Nina Shen Rastogi, Vulture

There are thousands of ways to make a character and a series compelling without having to humiliate and dehumanize her with sexual force. Come on, Game of Thrones, you should know better than that. – Rachel Semigran, Bustle

Now with Sansa and Ramsay, Game of Thrones is seemingly confirming that it has no idea how to use rape as a storytelling device — crass as it may sound, fictional sexual violence can be extremely powerful if managed carefully (see: The Americans) — and rape is just about the worst storytelling device to deploy clumsily. Jen Trolio, Vox

Welcome to cable drama, where a woman’s rape is an opportunity for a man’s character development….what really makes the wedding night rape of Sansa Stark notable is the fact that as brutal and honestly unnecessary as the moment is, the show doesn’t even have the courtesy of letting Sansa’s emotions about the event serve as the center of the moment….

This was a choice and the choice was to marry off a teenage girl, rape her, and not even have the dignity to care primarily about her feelings about her fate.

Libby Hill, Salon

The show pretty much added a new, and in my opinion, entirely unnecessary victimization to her story. More concerningly, after Jaime’s rape of Cersei last season, it’s yet another rape Benioff and Weiss decided to add to the show that was not in the text and at this point, we don’t need anymore. – Lauren Morgan, New York Daily News

There have been numerous plot points and characters from Martin’s novels that have been omitted from the series; I’d love to hear what the showrunners’ arguments are for not only keeping the brutal assault of a young woman, but changing the storyline so that it happened to a beloved character. I’ll be waiting for an explanation, but like Jaime Lannister’s guilt [over raping Cersei], I’m not expecting it to actually arrive. – Casey Cipriani, Indiewire

There were so many ways around this very horrible and very predictable outcome and D&D decided to use what would shock viewers the most.  Maybe I’m naive and hope too much for the good things, but I’m also a fan of good writing and creative characters who grow. Sansa’s “wedding” involved neither.- Jen Stayrock, Workprint

Bad enough that the assault upon the Stark princess by ghastly Ramsay Bolton was explicitly presented as an exercise in voyeurism, with Theon Greyjoy forced to watch as Sansa was violently assailed.  What made the scene worse, and perhaps unforgivable, was that the rape was in the context of Sansa displaying increased maturity and independence. – Ed Powers,

Personally, I’d really like Game of Thrones to be a good 30-40 per cent less weird about women (and having Warrior Princess fighting girls in Dorne isn’t quite what I’m after, chaps). – Chris Bennion,


“Fans have a direct experience with the crime than with murder or other really serious violent acts.  

Often you can tell exactly what the story line was because it’s prompting calls about a certain issue or from a certain group of survivors.”  – Scott Berkowitz

president and founder of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)  The hotline which receives a noticeable increase in calls every time there’s a portrayal of rape on a popular show.  Support is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE

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