dendroica:Ross’s Geese (by me)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019


Ross’s Geese (by me)

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roxymoron101: elphaba-in-the-tardis: roxymoron101: elphaba-in-…

Monday, November 26th, 2018






…Realizing as I’m posting this: how I made all three in a span of a single afternoon, I have no idea. Anyways here’s an Evil!Lenore + awakened ghostly powers compilation.

It’s always been a nagging thought in my head, what if Lenore had spoopy powers ooo and would it be awesome if she was evil at the same time so here you go. I’ve also been imagining an Evil HG and Lenore showdown and a killer!Wellenore AU so! that’s been fun!

Hey @amelia-friend wanna write another fic to break the fandom?

@amelia-friend and @elphaba-in-the-tardis

But seriously

NGL. I already have like 50 ideas for it and they’re all painful.

I’d say I’m sorry but you all know better at this point.

I’m ready for ALL the angst

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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shipwreckedcomedy:       Final American Whoopee Cast…

Saturday, August 25th, 2018


      Final American Whoopee Cast Announcement: Julia Cho as Hildy

We are so excited to welcome Julia Cho to the Shipwrecked family as our final American Whoopee cast member! We can’t wait to be on set with these fine folk in less than a week!

Help Shipwrecked Comedy bring American Whoopee to life!

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felicitysmoak: “Truck, wiggle out, jump, run, somebody.”  Room…

Saturday, March 10th, 2018


“Truck, wiggle out, jump, run, somebody.” 

Room (2015) dir. Lenny Abrahamson

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dendroica: Trying not to be seen (by me)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Trying not to be seen (by me)

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Monday, August 14th, 2017

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marjorierose: @lies replied to your post That was the wildest 90 minutes of C-SPAN I’ve ever…

Friday, July 28th, 2017


@lies replied to your post

That was the wildest 90 minutes of C-SPAN I’ve ever watched.

Hey, Xkit fixed replies-to-replies from the new notifications list! Thanks guys!

More relevantly, I actually wasn’t watching–I just had several journalists’ twitter feeds open in tabs and kept refreshing them–so it wasn’t until today that I saw all the stuff Buzzfeed breaks down here.

That is so cool. We were watching, and there was all that chatter in twitter about “if McConnell had the votes he’d vote.” So we were hopeful, just the tiniest bit. But I was pretty sure it was going to be disappointing. I mean, that perception was 100% baked in for me at that point.

We saw McCain go out to the side chamber, then return, and do something, but it wasn’t clear what it was. And we heard the reaction, but didn’t know for sure what it meant until the clerk was reading back the yes votes alphabetically and there was no Collins, no McCain, and finally no Murkowski.

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william-ryan: lift your venti cups like antennas to heaven

Friday, June 23rd, 2017


lift your venti cups like antennas to heaven

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oldcomets: Brooklyn (2015) the last scene

Saturday, February 4th, 2017


Brooklyn (2015) the last scene

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seanpersaud: shipwreckedcomedy: WELCOME to the triumphant…

Monday, November 28th, 2016



WELCOME to the triumphant return of the Shipwrecked podcast! Sean, Sinéad, Mary Kate, and Sarah are back with a new season and we are so excited to start the podcast up again now that Poe Party has ended! In this first episode back we’ll answer all your Poe Party questions (well, the ones we could fit into this already very long episode), and let you know a little bit about what the next few weeks and months look like for us. Settle in, subscribe, and get ready for a brand new season of the Shipwrecked Comedy podcast!

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party now complete on Shipwrecked Comedy!


This helped make my semi-monthly mega-commute extra-enjoyable today. Good job making it bonus-sized!

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iaintafraidofno-holtz: WHY WAS THIS NOT IN IT I AM CRYING RIGHT…

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016



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natural-reflection: American Goldfinch in a group of Smooth…

Thursday, June 16th, 2016


American Goldfinch in a group of Smooth Oxeyes or False Sunflowers?
Spinus tristis / Heliopsis helianthoides

Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 2015

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personalspaceshow: Sean Persaud awaits hair/makeup before…

Friday, April 22nd, 2016


Sean Persaud awaits hair/makeup before stepping into uniform for the very first time.

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connie-awanderingsoul: I think this is aSays Phoebe. That is…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


I think this is a Say’s Phoebe. That is a interesting name. 

From the Wikipedia entry on Thomas Say:

In 1819–20, Major Stephen Harriman Long led an exploration to the Rocky Mountains and the tributaries of the Missouri River, with Say as zoologist. Their official account of this expedition included the first descriptions of the coyote, swift fox, western kingbird, band-tailed pigeon, rock wren, Say’s phoebe, lesser goldfinch, lark sparrow, lazuli bunting and orange-crowned warbler.

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schwarmerei1: fuckyeahisawthat: canis-exmachina: allaboutmmfr:…

Saturday, March 5th, 2016






I understand everyone has different views on the matter, but sometimes it rubs me the wrong way when people act like it was so wrong for Furiosa to kill her crew. They obviously wouldn’t have helped her once they realized what her reason for going off course was. The women she was saving are more important than the men who worship the man who hurt them, as well as the man who forcibly took Furiosa from her home and murdered her mother. I don’t think there was any bond between them.

Whether it was ‘wrong’ for Furiosa to kill her crew or not, I do disagree about the bond between Furiosa and her crew. Everything in the body language and attitude of her crew spoke of familiarity and comfort. These War Boys – Ace especially – had done this countless times with Furiosa. We see it most strongly in the casual way Ace talks to Furiosa, the way they work together so fluidly when taking down Buzzards.

A natural bond emerges among soldiers when they do missions over and over again together.

It’s important to remember that one of Furiosa’s big motivations is redemption. She wants to get back to her roots, to strip away the Imperator she’s become and return to being the Vuvalini she once was. All this implies that, for a time, even if only out of a need to survive, Furiosa was a compliant part of Joe’s war machine, working among her fellow war boys and becoming a part of them. She was gone for 7,000 days at minimum – that’s 19 years. The idea that she could spend 20 years rising to the rank of Imperator, command an elite group of fighters on the War Rig, and still not bond at all with her crew is incredibly unlikely.

Ace doesn’t ask “Why won’t you stop” or “Why don’t you stop”, he asks Furiosa “Why can’t you stop”. To me, that says it all. He seems to have no reason not to trust her implicitly, and his disbelief and shock is painfully apparent. Being stabbed in the heart hurts more than being stabbed in the back.

I think there are a lot of textual clues–A LOT–that she had, at bare minimum, a level of professional trust and camaraderie with her crew, of the type you would expect in a military unit that has spent time training and fighting together. War bonds can be incredibly strong bonds–ask anyone who’s been in the military. It certainly took me multiple viewings to see some of these clues, but I think it’s undeniable that they’re there in the text. (Instead of listing every example I’ll just link here and here.)

But what I really want to say is about dramatic choices when you’re constructing a film story. In dramatic writing, you look for conflict. Films, in particular, are structured around high-stakes choices. You’re always looking for the impossible choice–the scenario that will force your character to choose between two unacceptable options.

Having Furiosa care about her crew, and then decide she has to kill them to achieve her mission, automatically creates a much richer dramatic environment. It complicates both the good guys and the bad guys. It complicates Furiosa, because it makes her not just a single-minded revenge machine, but a person who made real human connections in the place she was held prisoner–and then decides she has to betray those connections in pursuit of the goal that makes up the main plot of the film. It complicates the Citadel, because it turns the War Boys from one-dimensional cannon fodder into people who care for, and are cared about, by our protagonist. Even if they are also people who worship a rapist, slave-owning tyrant as their god.

What would they have done if they’d figured out her mission? We don’t actually know. It seems highly unlikely to me that all of them would have made the kind of ideological break needed to side with her, at the speed that would have been needed to not fuck up her plan. But that’s the most interesting option–if she knew that, and cared about them anyway. That’s maximum internal conflict right there, which is dramatic writing gold.

And I’d like to point out that all the stuff we’re talking about happens in her first few minutes of screen time. Lots of screenplays save the impossible choice for the third act. But the Buzzard chase is her character introduction! This is the beginning of the movie! And we’re already watching her make an impossible choice! That’s some next-level writing.

I have little to add to this excellent commentary except that I believe that John Iles who plays The Ace was formerly SAS military and also receives a credit as being a warfare and weapons advisor – so that’s perhaps an additional reason the War Rig v Buzzards sequence works so well.

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yohunny-art: Ok but you know the Keeper of Seeds probably…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016


Ok but you know the Keeper of Seeds probably carried some extra seeds with her.

Congrats Mad Max: Fury Road and the team behind it on six(!) Oscars!

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Behind the Scenes on the Making of “It’s Not You,…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Behind the Scenes on the Making of “It’s Not You, It’s Me!”

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redshoesnblueskies: #i remember the first time i saw this…

Monday, July 20th, 2015


#i remember the first time i saw this shot#and i groaned internally#and thought if he gets the heroic close up and she doesn’t i will find out where george miller lives and punch him on the nose#and then she gets the heroic close up shot which is him literally looking up at her#actually so many moments in this movie where it’s like you thought i was gonna surrender to that sexist trope BUT I DIDN’T#bonus points for making him pretty and her bloodied#a+++#mad max fury road#tagline: let’s invert everything!#(even sand and water omg don’t start me on that)  (ecouter-bien)

This moment not only refuses to give him the hero shot – this is him giving that shot away with his flick of his eyes to Furiosa.  That look to her …it’s not pride in her, that would be a touch condescending wouldn’t it – it’s…more like an acknowledgment that this is her place, her moment, her creation.  The success of this ‘free the citadel’ mission didn’t hinge on him – he could have died and they would still have succeeded.  It hinged on her – her actions, her being there and her long history of forging relationships there makes or breaks this moment.

This is Furiosa’s victory, and he is content.

Once again, Max has zero investemnt in dominance – a character trait constant throughout the movie.

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Middle-earth + aesthetics pt. II (pt. I)

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Middle-earth + aesthetics pt. II (pt. I)

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