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I have The Right to Speak, which is a must have for actors but I think is just an important book full stop. But I was looking for that info on a bone prop, and am rereading The Actor Speaks and this paragraph just hit me hard. Really hard. sheliesshattered I think we both were thinking of the same thing regarding illness and acting. And this is part of why there are few chronically ill actors- acting is incredibly pysically demanding. And that is without added pressure on physicality.
I keep forgetting how amazing Patsy Rodenburg actually is. Her work is all about using technique to free the voice and thus the actor. About learning objective methods to support the emotion. Important section on accents and how an audience can just refuse to hear what is said due to lack of respect for the accent.
This quote comes after the sections dealing with screaming, crying, laughter, and dying.
As an actor I can objectively agree and note down that mumbling or unsupported vocal work will mask any emotional work, especially in theatre.
The chronic ill person I am as well is really shocked at how true this really is and it is not a theatrical conceit. And how far too often the reality is not the same as assumption.
I either stop speaking or try extra hard at the physical and mental processes for making my message clear.
Kick to the chest. This paragraph. Also makes me miss the stage even more. 

I have The Right to Speak, which is a must have for actors but I think is just an important book full stop. But I was looking for that info on a bone prop, and am rereading The Actor Speaks and this paragraph just hit me hard. Really hard. sheliesshattered I think we both were thinking of the same thing regarding illness and acting. And this is part of why there are few chronically ill actors- acting is incredibly pysically demanding. And that is without added pressure on physicality.

I keep forgetting how amazing Patsy Rodenburg actually is. Her work is all about using technique to free the voice and thus the actor. About learning objective methods to support the emotion. Important section on accents and how an audience can just refuse to hear what is said due to lack of respect for the accent.

This quote comes after the sections dealing with screaming, crying, laughter, and dying.

As an actor I can objectively agree and note down that mumbling or unsupported vocal work will mask any emotional work, especially in theatre.

The chronic ill person I am as well is really shocked at how true this really is and it is not a theatrical conceit. And how far too often the reality is not the same as assumption.

I either stop speaking or try extra hard at the physical and mental processes for making my message clear.

Kick to the chest. This paragraph. Also makes me miss the stage even more. 

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Bloopers (x)

Actors man! Bloody actors. Nope that diploma I have is not for acting. 

but seriously check out all the jaw/mouth tension stretches! While we did a heck of a lot of exercises to “fix” this it’s always slightly reassuring to know you are not a complete failure for still needinding to do this outside of school.

I also dare you to ask about the torture of a bone prop

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disneydeviants:

Disney Villains Week - Favorite Outfit
MALEFICENT

The design for Maleficent's clothes occurred to Davis when he was looking through a book on Medieval art; one of the manuscript images featured a religious figure with long robes, the ends of which resembled flames. Davis incorporated this into Maleficent's final design. [xEarly designs feature Maleficent's signature dress in red instead of purple. 

And the term is dagging. Yep. And possibly from the same term as used to describe sheep dags.. But it was done in all kinds of patterns (ferny and squared and flamey and more!) and there are even extant fragments of some in wool! I have only seen the reference once but I may be able to hunt it out again. 

It’s a london find, but meanwhile:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/130745195406325534/

Sadly finding the manuscript on the site is freaking impossible- not sure how the pin links to that page.. But dagging? horned headdress? Roman de la Rose.

And Tres Riche Heures.

Just 15thC in general:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1400%E2%80%931500_in_European_fashion

Dagging in general:

http://larsdatter.com/dagging.htm

And back to finding that fragment… From Textiles and Clothing. Sorry, saw it in the book itself and my google fu fails from this point.

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"Science, then, is not like the onion in the often used analogy of stripping away layer after layer to get at some core, central, fundamental truth. Rather it’s like the magic well: no matter how many buckets of water you remove, there’s always another one to be had. Or even better, it’s like the widening ripples on the surface of a pond, the ever larger circumference in touch with more and more of what’s outside the circle, the unknown. This growing forefront is where science occurs… It is a mistake to bob around in the circle of facts instead of riding the wave to the great expanse lying outside the circle."

Stuart Firestein, from Ignorance: How It Drives Science

I was reminded of this quote, which sums up the driving force of the scientific process better than just about anything I’ve ever read, today after watching the latest Vlogbrothers video, in which Hank Green channels his inner Socrates:

"I know one thing, that I know nothing."

Watch Hank admit to being a towering mountain of ignorance (something we should all admit) below…

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nudityandnerdery:

gailsimone:

Falcon!

Put Anthony Mackie in everything.

YES! 
I mean, quite. Surely this would meet with approval in any truly genteel household.

nudityandnerdery:

gailsimone:

Falcon!

Put Anthony Mackie in everything.

YES! 

I mean, quite. Surely this would meet with approval in any truly genteel household.

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nudityandnerdery:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

And my bow.

And my bunny bracelet.

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Anonymous said: u take a lot of selfies. do u think ur pretty or smoething? ur not

batman-mcnugget:

7mins-in-heaven-w-dean:

hi there, anon. i didn’t realize i took a lot of selfies. thanks for the info. so, your question was whether i think i’m pretty. you already answered that no, i am not. 

and i have to agree, anon. i don’t think i’m pretty bc i’m not.

i’m fat.

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i always have a double chin.

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i constantly look like i haven’t slept in a week bc of my dark circles

and, i always look sunburnt. idfk why

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i have this white line across my nose that makeup can’t cover up 

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i have tons of wrinkles on my forehead. like what the hell? i’m 25

also, it’s the size of fucking texas

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i still don’t know how to smile in pictures bc i hate my fucking teeth

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my feet are flat. my hips are huge. my boobs are weird. i am covered in stretch marks. my voice is grating. my ears stick out two miles from my head. i am always fucking sweating and i’ve been asked if i was pregnant more times than i can count. 

so, you’re right. i’m not pretty. i can’t stand the way i look.

which is why it’s so fucking important that i post “a lot” of selfies. bc, anon, you’d better fucking believe that if i look in the mirror that day and don’t cringe, i’m gonna take a fucking picture to save that tiny little second. and GOD FORBID i show the world that i posses a little self love every once in a fucking while. 

TO ANYONE READING THIS: DON’T EVER LET SOMEONE MAKE YOU FEEL ASHAMED FOR LIKING THE WAY YOU LOOK—EVEN IF IT’S JUST FOR A SECOND. IF YOU LOOK NICE, YOU TAKE THAT FUCKING SELFIE AND YOU SHOW IT TO THE GOD DAMN WORLD BC THEY DESERVE TO SEE THE GOD/GODDESS YOU ARE!

that beard finally coming in? go ahead, bro. take a selfie.

you finally got that piercing you’ve been wanting? not really my style, but you’re fucking rocking it. take a selfie.

your boobs look awesome in that shirt? take a selfie.

you finally lose or gain that weight you’ve been working on? take a selfie.

your eyeliner look awesome? your new sunglasses make you look like  a celebrity avoiding the paparazzi? you killing that tux? you feel a tiny, rare level of self love? you always on a high level of self love? you just like your face? 

TAKE A MOTHAFUCKING SELFIE!

thanks for the question, anon. this one’s for you.

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F***ing gorgeous.

Post your selfies! Feel positive about who you are what you are in that moment. Our lives are made of moment after moment. And the good can be outvoiced by the bad.

Sure we can get bored or annoyed with what other people post, that’s normal, I may not rave about every selfie that comes across my dash either, but ***** on a cracker, just let people be!

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dianadaring:

Here’s a better photo of my Briar Rose fabric as the last one I posted didn’t show the colours well enough. It was really hard to choose the colours as all my references showed lots of different tones, but I think what I’ve got is a happy medium of all the references. I am seriously so excited about this costume!! #briarrose #cosplay #cosplayinprogress #sleepingbeauty #disney #disneycosplay #wip #fabric

Kind of like how everyone thinks of Maleficent as Green but she’s actually a grey with a hint of green? And Cinderella actually having strawberry blonde hair and a silver dress but the advertising is her all yellow blonde in a blue dress?
Yeah. ;)

dianadaring:

Here’s a better photo of my Briar Rose fabric as the last one I posted didn’t show the colours well enough. It was really hard to choose the colours as all my references showed lots of different tones, but I think what I’ve got is a happy medium of all the references. I am seriously so excited about this costume!! #briarrose #cosplay #cosplayinprogress #sleepingbeauty #disney #disneycosplay #wip #fabric

Kind of like how everyone thinks of Maleficent as Green but she’s actually a grey with a hint of green? And Cinderella actually having strawberry blonde hair and a silver dress but the advertising is her all yellow blonde in a blue dress?

Yeah. ;)

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Maleficent fabrics :)

I remembered I have a lovely crepey fabric in stash :) It’s what I used for my Rachi so I can hopefully make the moors robe and a circle skirt to go with my Rachi robes to make a custom jedi :)

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Velvet… omnomnomnomnom.

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Leather for the boots! This brown pvc coting does come off (with a solvent)

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Perfect finish and weight for functional boot covers. Who am I kidding. I’ll make a full boot…

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Not a huge amount but I have a few more projects to get ready for the stand (Cersei for one, a few Star Wars costumes for another.)

I still can’t bring myself to part with Liara or Shae but I may, a reasonable offer and I’ll consider it as I have both patterns and molds for each.

PM and I can update photos with “claimed” and remove them once the costume is posted.

Please note these costs are material costs only. These are not commissions they are either unfinished projects or finished projects I learned from and have no room for. The costumes were made to fit me. I am 5’6” and have a long waist to floor height so they can work for people shorter or taller than me. Also my upper hip is about the same as my lower so very easily adjusted to fit someone slightly bigger or smaller than me.

Bust 34-36, waist 26-30” (for all the current photos this can be increased to about 32-34 possibly), hips 36-40” (again for all current this can be up or down slightly too.)