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Anthony Mackie, photographed by Lucie Hugary.

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drldeboer:

Legends (2014) - Sean Bean promo pix   Premieres August 13 on TNT!!

The show’s artwork & ad campaign has been terrific & clips so far look great, can’t wait to see it!! 

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hobbitreversebang:

Welcome to the Hobbit Reverse Big Bang 2014!
What is a Reverse Big Bang?
It’s a fandom wide event where  artists create something related to The Hobbit, and writers create a fic, or mini series of fics based off of the artist’s work(s).
And we’re hoping that the whole fandom participates!
Just check out the Guidelines and Dates for all the info you need!
Sign ups are open now~
The ask box is always open for questions!
Now fandom, let’s get creating!

For everyone who is inspired by art or deadlines!

hobbitreversebang:

Welcome to the Hobbit Reverse Big Bang 2014!

What is a Reverse Big Bang?

It’s a fandom wide event where  artists create something related to The Hobbit, and writers create a fic, or mini series of fics based off of the artist’s work(s).

And we’re hoping that the whole fandom participates!

Just check out the Guidelines and Dates for all the info you need!

Sign ups are open now~

The ask box is always open for questions!

Now fandom, let’s get creating!

For everyone who is inspired by art or deadlines!

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The Problem with Fade to Black

eternalsojourn:

There’s no thesis here. I just wanted to organize a few thoughts around Fade to Black sex in mainstream media.

The Problem with Fade to Black

The funny thing about reading a metric tonne of fanfiction is the jarring disappointment you feel when mainstream movies and books fade to black as soon as we get to a sex scene. I watched Looper in a watch party the other day and noticed this in a scene between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. At the time I kind of joked about it, because who wouldn’t like to see that whole scene play out?

Narrative Function - Character Development

This fade-to-black convention — and the societal attitude that drives it — is problematic. We see scenes of people sitting on buses, ordering coffee, or going for a run. If they aren’t used to drive plot, those thingsaren’t particularly exciting in themselves but do provide us some insight in the character. So why is someone having sex not as revealing to that character, or more?

Fanfiction has shown me, again and again, that sex scenes can be exceptional at revealing character development. What better time to look at a character than when their defenses are down and they’re undone by their own desire? What more personal thing can there be than desire?

Fanfiction Has No Financial Bottom Line

Fanfiction is free to tell stories without the limitations of ticket sales and PR teams. I’ve learned from fanfiction that desire doesn’t begin and end with a sex scene, and desire can bleed out into the rest of the story, assisting it along the way with added tension and the satisfaction of having really SEEN the character, naked both figuratively and literally.

In the Bedroom or In Real Life, and Never the Twain Shall Meet

Okay, but aside from the narrative opportunities missed in mainstream media, there’s another problem. By excising the getting-busy part of sex out of the story with near-surgical precision, we’ve also excised it out of the collective consciousness. We understand our world through stories. We grow up with stories and learn more than what is explicitly told to us. What I’ve learned from mainstream media is that sex is somehow separate from life. It’s intensely private and shaded in silence. Sex is something to be found in pornographic situations, devoid of character and story, separate from individual identity.

I’ve heard occasional criticism about particular fanfic stories being “insert tab A into slot B”. But even the most formulaic, uninspired fanfic porn begins with characters we all (fandom) know. While some full-length porno films might touch on the identities of the participants, most videos I’ve been exposed to have been literally Tab A - Slot B kind of stuff. Not that I’m complaining of the existence of that kind of thing — it has its place. But it’s ubiquitous and for many it’s their only exposure to the nuts-and-bolts of sex outside of their own experience, and I find that worrying.

Interesting, not sure if I agree as I think most mainstream media couldn’t write good even if they were allowed to.  As in: Game of Thrones, ugh.

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dailyoverview:

6/11/2014Clearcutting in the El Dorado National ForestGeorgetown, California, USA38°45′01″N 120°20′00″W

20 acre clearcutting tracts in the El Dorado National Forest
www.overv.eu


So much for “National Forest”, this is pretty awful.

dailyoverview:

6/11/2014
Clearcutting in the El Dorado National Forest
Georgetown, California, USA
38°45′01″N 120°20′00″W

20 acre clearcutting tracts in the El Dorado National Forest

www.overv.eu

So much for “National Forest”, this is pretty awful.

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damnitroger:

Viggo Mortensen talks about smoking during filming A Dangerous Method

"no, I ended up accidentally eating part of one [cigar]"

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bluedogeyes:

Dreams do come true!!! (via @AnthonyMackie

(Photography: Celso Castro as Captain America, 2011 Bushwick, Brooklyn by Joey L.)

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lactoria:

make your tumblr the best space for you

you are not on this site to please others or cater to things that upset you

surround yourself only with the things you want to see

your dash should lift your spirits, make you think and smile

if it doesn’t, don’t feel bad about unfollowing or doing whatever you need to do that is right for you

first and foremost, ensure that tumblr is a safe, fun space for you

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msfili:

How to Parkour: A Tutorial by Bombur

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221btimelordette:

I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just let it consume my soul instead? 

Yep.  I may have reblogged this before, but still, it’s so true.

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