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    I posted my latest sketches to my lifedrawing group’s FB page and someone reported them for nudity. They didn’t get deleted because “Since it doesn’t…

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  3. inbetweenthelineart:



    Reblogging not just because special effects are cool but because body doubles, stunt doubles, acting doubles, talent doubles — all the people whose faces we’re not supposed to see but whose bodies make movies and tv shows possible — these people need and deserve more recognition. We see their bodies onscreen, delight in the shape and motion of those bodies, but even as we pick apart everything else that goes on both on and behind the screen, I just don’t see the people who are those bodies getting the love and recognition they deserve.

    We’re coming to love and recognize actors who work in full-body makeup/costumes, such as Andy Serkis, or actors whose entire performances, or large chunks thereof, are motion captured or digitized (lately sometimes also Andy Serkis!). But people like Leander Deeny play an enormous part in making characters such as Steve Rogers come to life, too. Body language is a huge part of a performance and of characterization. For characters/series with a lot of action, a stunt person can have a huge influence on how we read and interpret a character, such as the influence Heidi Moneymaker has had on the style and choreography of Black Widow’s signature fighting style. Talent doubles breathe believability and discipline-specific nuance into demanding storylines.

    Actors are creative people themselves, and incredibly important in building the characters we see onscreen. But if we agree that they’re more than dancing monkeys who just do whatever the directors/writers say, then we have to agree that doubles are more than that, too. Doubles make creative decisions too, and often form strong, mutually supportive relationship with actors.

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    Image 1: “I would like to thank Kathryn Alexandre, the most generous actor I’ve ever worked opposite.”

    Image 2: “Kathryn who’s playing my double who’s incredible.”

    [ Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany on her acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, two images from a set on themarysue, via lifeofkj ]

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    I’ve got a relationship that goes back many, many years with Dave. And I would hate for people to just see that image of me and Dave and go, “oh, there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.” Because I would never even for a moment want them to assume that Dave was anything except for an incredibly important person in my life.

    [ Daniel Radcliffe talking about David Holmes, his stunt double for 2001-2009, who was paralysed while working on the Harry Potter films. David Holmes relates his story here. Gifset via smeagoled ]

    With modern tv- and film-making techniques, many characters are composite creations. The characters we see onscreen or onstage have always been team efforts, with writers, directors, makeup artists, costume designers, special effects artists, production designers, and many other people all contributing to how a character is ultimately realized in front of us. Many different techniques go into something like the creation of Skinny Steve — he’s no more all Leander Deeny than he is all Chris Evans.

    But as fandom dissects the anatomy of scenes in ever-increasing detail to get at microexpressions and the minutiae of body language, let’s recognize the anatomy in the scenes, too. I don’t mean to take away from the work Chris Evans or any other actors do (he is an amazing Steve Rogers and I love him tons), but fandom needs to do better in recognizing the bodies, the other people, who make up the characters we love and some of our very favourite shots of them. Chris Evans has an amazing body, but so does Leander Deeny — that body is beautiful; that body mimicked Chris Evans’s motions with amazing, skilled precision; that body moved Steve Rogers with emotion and grace and character.

    Fandom should do better than productions and creators who fail to be transparent about the doubles in their productions. On the screen, suspension of disbelief is key and the goal is to make all the effort that went into the production vanish and leave only the product itself behind. But when the film is over and the episode ends, let’s remember everyone who helped make that happen.


    [ Sam Hargrave (stunt double for Chris Evans) and James Young (stunt double for Sebastian Stan, and fight choreographer), seen from behind, exchange a fistbump while in costume on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Image via lifeofkj ]

    I applaud these guys as much as the suit actors in my japanese tokusatsu shows. They do just as much work. 

    I know people who have done body double work before and let’s just say, they’re sometimes not treated nearly as well as they should be by the very people they’re working with. Lead actors/performers will sometimes literally badmouth them right in front of them while on set because “they’re not doing any real work”. 

    (Source: 04-july-1918)

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  5. thescienceofjohnlock:

    I just found this on YouTube! (Fandom beyond Tumblr)

    So witty, so incredibly true! 

    Also note this other frozenlock song: Do you Want to Solve a Mystery?

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  7. wheresagnes:



    As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

    The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

    The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

    As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

    My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

    I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

    These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

    Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

    The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

    You can read more about the dolls here:

    *runs to target- i need to get my babydoll one for her 1st bday

    ohmygosh and the one from Ethiopia has natural hair which you can’t get from the American Girl “just like you” dolls!

    My one niece was adopted from Ethiopia, and she doesn’t have any dolls that share her gorgeous hair.  I know what I’m getting her for Christmas this year.

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  9. thatjayjustice:





    Tomorrow!!! Storm #4!!! Looks so good!




    This book needs every dollar it can get. We asked for Storm to have her own book for years, Marvel delivers, and now by issue 3 its sales were already near the cancellation line. Now I’ve said many times before that you can’t judge sales until you get to issue 4 since it takes three months for retailers to order their books so that’s how far it takes for them to say “Oh that’s how well it’s selling? Well then I better order this many.” But still, the fact that by issue 3 its sells are that low means retailers didn’t have faith in this book, and retailers can be pretty stubborn. So if you want this book to succeed then you need to go and in a great number show them that you want to read this book. 

    I’m not kidding at all when I say I’ll be incredibly disappointed by all of you if Storm gets cancelled. And I will express my disappointment in a very vocal, very loud way.

    I buy 2 copies of this book at every comic book store I go to. I’m trying man

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  11. squidbiscuit:

Casual Storm~ ….don’t trust anyone who doesn’t draw muscular super ladies.


    Casual Storm~ ….don’t trust anyone who doesn’t draw muscular super ladies.

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  13. bert-and-ernie-are-gay:


    #while bbc sherlock is at the stage where sherlock and john are finally discovering their love for each other #the movies have flown straight past flirting and into husband land

    Interviewer: Tell us about your relationship with Robert Downey Jr on set.
    Jude Law: Oh, I love him. I love him.
    Interviewer: Yeah? You had a bit of a bromance going on there.
    Jude Law: What is this new term everyone is using?
    Interviewer: Bromance?
    Jude Law: Oh, it’s a horrible term. What about just a romance?
    Interviewer: No, it’s not the same.
    Jude Law: Why not? Why?
    Interviewer: Cause then you’d have to star in a romantic comedy together or something.
    Jude Law: We just have. Have you not seen it? [x]

    (Source: funkes)

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    • W: There’s so much talk about women believing in fairy tales or being ruined by fairy tales, but it holds true for many, many men.
    • S: At least most women recognize it as a “fairy tale.” Men don’t even recognize it as a construction; they think that narrative is their right.
    • -The Sexual (and Racial) Politics of Nerd Culture: A Dialogue*, The Toast
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  18. doomsdaypicnic:

    Rifftrax: Hawk the Slayer (1980/2014)

    From Rifftrax:

    If you took a Dungeons & Dragons adventure written hastily by an 8th grader during study hall and turned it into a movie, you’d wind up with something a lot like Hawk the Slayer. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if that’s how they actually got the script. But this movie has something that no D&D adventure can claim: Jack Palance. A whole lot of Jack Palance. Specifically MEGA-EVIL Jack Palance, playing a character named Voltan. He yells, kills, yells, whisper-threatens, whisper-yells, kills, and mostly just yells his way across the countryside. Seems no one can stop him until his brother Hawk - yes, his brother, despite being about 40 years younger - gathers an elf, a dwarf, and a giant to take him down. Not as much dignity as a Fellowship of the Ring, more of a… Crew of the Stuff.

    Keen-eyed fans may recognize the dwarf from our release Prisoners of the Lost Universe. Also, the actor playing Hawk went on to portray Jack’s dad in Lost — hmmm, Prisoners of the LOST Universe, LOST, time to dig up your old Lost conspiracy theories because there’s something happening here, IT’S ALL CONNECTED.

    Join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a heaping helping of Jack the Palance and Hawk the Slayer!

    Do you like adventure? Do appreciate frightened nuns? Do you enjoy prog-rock soundtracks? Do you like ‘Carry On’ star Bernard Bresslaw in almost non-comic roles? Yes. YES YOU DO. You can slay your own hawks immediately, either by finding a blind bog witch and sitting in the middle of some floating disco hula-hoops, or by going straight to Rifftrax and downloading it in the most handy-dandy format to fit your… format… needs. 

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  20. 8oo:

    nonbinary robots are cool and all but imagine a robot designed to be genderless and it sees a girl and is like “wtf girls are cute im a girl now” and the scientists are like u cant do this thing but she is already out the door 

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  22. "Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more."

    - Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times  (via mirroir)

    (Source: moriartysdance)

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  24. f-nodragonart:




    no really, we need to talk about this. this needs addressing

    it’s incredibly disappointing that this 17 second jelly dragon has some of the best dragon anatomy I’ve seen, and it’s a 17 second jelly dragon

    -Mod Spiral

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    Well meet me, Jesus, meet me
    Meet me in the middle of the air
    And if these wings don’t fail me,
    I will meet you anywhere

    Ain’t no grave
    Can hold my body down
    There ain’t no grave
    Can hold my body down

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