I want a VC movie where it’s just a two hour footage of Louis looking done with everything
A sequel which is just two two hours of footage of Lestat looking super done with Louis
A third installment where it is just two hours of footage of Marius looking done with everyone.
ooc; A fourth installment where it is just two hours of footage of VC fans looking done with Anne Rice.
A fifth installment where it is just two hours of footage of Anne Rice looking done with VC fans.
Also a two hour footage of everyone getting sued by Anne Rice.
gorgeous-fiend: #IT GOT BETTER
IT GOT EVEN BETTER.
Fuck Yeah Feminist Thor.
#okay i love this both for the message it contains #and for the fact that now i’m just#imagining #thor #wandering around earth on his days off from avenging shit#and casually stopping people who are being assholes and being like #HELLO #I AM NOT OF THIS REALM #AND YOUR BEHAVIOR IS REPREHENSIBLE BY THE STANDARDS OF ALL CIVILIZED BEINGS #HAVE YOU PERHAPS CONSIDERED BEHAVING IN A LESS ABHORRENT FASHION #FOR I KNOW THAT IF YOU ATTEMPTED SUCH FOLLY UPON ASGARD EVEN MY BROTHER LOKI WOULD LOOK UPON YOU AS FOUL#ADDITIONALLY I AM SEEKING WHAT I AM TOLD IS THE BEST VENDOR OF DOGS THAT ARE HOT IN THIS CITY #IF PERHAPS YOU WOULD GUIDE ME I WOULD BE WILLING TO RECONSIDER MY ASSESSMENT OF YOUR CHARACTER #and people just#staring #at him #in fear/amazement #while he frowns at them radiating good intentions and Powers They Know Not Of #and his cape billows in the wind
That’s it. That’s settled. Thor’s superpowers are Good Intentions Radiation and Powers You Know Not Of. They’re super effective.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
naturally, ‘virile’ retains its original meaning
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
Baron Vaughn (x)
did I just find my new favorite stand up comedian?
Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho
New York City - May 14, 2014
When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words. It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs.
zoopdeloop asked: do you have any ‘beginners guide to marlowe’ information? i’m going to read faustus specifically, but also interested in tamburlaine/shepard poem/etc. are there any problems or things to consider when staging marlowe?
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CHRISTOPHER ‘KIT’ MARLOWE’S WRITING
(look at this post for a v. quick summary of his awesome if you’re not convinced to read his stuff)
- Doctor Faustus, definitely. The play exists in two different forms, the A and B text (see parallel texts online here), so is full of questions of authorial intent, revision, and which might be ‘better’ (or whether, indeed, one needs to be). From major structural changes and new scenes to small wording changes that can still be massively important, it is pretty interesting. Or just pick one text and read all about devils and tragic falls and wanting more than you can have. Also how to summon a devil boyfriend.
- Watch the Globe’s 2011 production of Faustus. Marvel in the puppetry and staging. (Side note: they use a combination of the A and B texts for their production - choices about which text to use are definitely a staging point with this play, along with other staging stuff like how to depict Lucifer and Hell, and how to show magic. Also, all the comic subplots: great or annoying?)
- Edward II. A great play, often seen as more stark and brutal, language-wise, than other of his stuff. Kingship, class, sexuality, and a super creepy assassin at the end. Also known for being the play where everyone approaches it with ‘hey, I hear Marlowe’s less subtle than-WAIT A MINUTE did this play just start with Gaveston saying he wants to “die” on the king’s bosom I know what that’s an early modern euphemism for’.
- (Check out the pictures from the 2013 National Theatre production of it, I think you’ll appreciate the design choices
and I saw it and it was amazing)
- Tamburlaine - technically two plays, huge at the time (as was Faustus, there’s proof it was performed a lot). It spawned a bunch of similar plays and was referenced a lot (in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, for example). He is your low born, power-crazed action hero with the inevitable fall. terrifying yet interesting. A lot of the vaunting speeches that Marlowe’s famous for (aka “Marlowe’s mighty line” that Jonson talks of in the 1623 Shakespeare Folio) and plenty of violence makes for interesting staging thoughts. Also, there’s a lot of race and religious stuff which strikes up questions about what you can/can’t stage now (Marlowe’s work in general can be interesting in considering if any of his stuff can still shock today).
- 'The Passionate Shepherd To His Love' - Marlowe's pastoral poem, often found in general poetry collections, subject similar to Virgil and very influential (Walter Raleigh wrote a direct reply to it, characters in plays often quote it, e.g. in The Merry Wives of Windsor). Go listen to the Annie Lennox recording of some of it.
- Whilst thinking poetry, check out his longer poem ‘Hero and Leander’ too. The source of “whoever loved that loved not at first sight”, it is an interesting look at love, gender and sexuality through the lens of the classical story, steeped in Ovid and full of the Ganymede references it wouldn’t be a Marlowe work without.
- Other plays: The Jew of Malta, The Massacre at Paris (the text we have of it is thought to be “corrupted”, possibly written down from memory, but personally I think it’s great), Dido Queen of Carthage. All worth reading too if you like the others.
- And finally, if you want to know more about him as a person, I’d recommend checking out Park Honan’s biography, Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy. It’s good and very readable (Charles Nicholl’s The Reckoning is a less readable ‘investigation’ into Marlowe’s murder).
Both times I saw this in the theater, the audience kind of winced/sighed and muttered “jeeeeeeeeeeeeez!” under their breaths. But what I notice looking at these gifs without sound is the level of “oho this kid has the same damage as me SHIELDS UP” look on Tony’s face as he bats back the kid’s wiseass way of saying “yeah my dad walked out on us.” Which was beautifully delivered, by the way, and it’s kinda too bad the comeback steals its thunder for shock value, but well, if you don’t want to see a movie that’s about Tony Stark don’t go see a movie that’s about Tony Stark.
if you don’t want to see a movie that’s about Tony Stark don’t go see a movie that’s about Tony Stark.