"cosima niehaus and rachel duncan are both played by the same actress"
“I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don’t hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the dental hall of fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the white man can walk to.” Chris Rock
Well, America in a nutshell
“The black man gotta fly to get somethin’ the white man can walk to.”
Absolute genius way to put it
Damn good point ;-)
Another Always Reblog, and one which is useful in a wide variety of circumstances.
that’s how u unbutton your jacket when you’re robert downey jr
When friends won’t believe they’re cute and perfect
when friends insist that you’re cute and perfect
shhhhhhhh you’re cute and perfect deal with it
Who wants to play Two Truths and A Lie with me? Put two truths and a lie in my ask and I will guess the lie. Aaaaaand Go!
"What can I tell you? A lot of nothing because it’s Marvel! I can tell you - where are the Marvel people?" [x]
You know, this is one thing that, as a studio, Marvel is doing right. The actors, writers, directors are all upfront about the fact that if they give out any spoilers or step out of the company line, they’re out. And everyone knows it. The fans know it, and they know that their faves are doing their best to satisfy their wishes and support of their ships and faves, but that ultimately, the Disney-Marvel machine controls everything. Everyone is reminded that these people are here to do a job.
That level of protection is not always there for other actors. Studios and tv producers parade their actors to promote their movies and shows at Cons like this, but if it is a problematic issue related to the writing, representation and the dreaded shipping questions, they let their actors out to fend for themselves. They let their affable, beautiful actors provide the damage control as ambassadors to the fans, and it puts the burden on the actors to be savvy enough to navigate volitile, often splintered and diverse fanbases.
And I am not saying that is not part of their job to grow the fanbase, promote the work and get people invested in the shows. But in the day and age of Tumblr and Twitter, the fourth wall has all but been obliterated. It isn’t fair to make the actors, and to a lesser degree show runners, bear the brunt of that fallout and possibly answer for studio mandated changes we know are happening, but easily forget. Because it is easy to forget that the actors supporting a ship doesn’t mean they have influence on the script. It is easy to forget that even showrunners and producers are limited by the studios and sponsors who fund their projects. It is easy to forget that these people we hold up as role models and reflections of ourselves in the media have limited power and usually have to balance improving representation and better writing and staying gainfully employed.
Marvel never lets you forget.
It stands in front of the actors to accept responsibility for the lack of LGBTQ representation, the lack of women led movies, the lack of ethnic minority representation, so you never blame the actors. As it should. More studios should do that instead hiding behind the actors. They’re just people doing their jobs, and it isn’t fair to ask them to manage the marketing aspects of the product as well.
Yer a hazard, Harry! [ferribitch]
i don’t know if this was an actual question and these were actual reactions but every last one of them is kind of awesome because you have connor’s ‘no wait till you find out’ grin and Jen’s ‘noooooot telling’ smirk and Josh’s ‘I have a newborn I’m not actually conscious’ everything and Lana’s ‘oh god not her’ face and then Jared looks at everyone else like 'what's an Elizabeth Mitchell?' lol I refuse to watch the show but I’m kind of dying to know why they’re keeping it secret fucking webgeekist's tags im dying
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make me choose
itsvolcanoday asked: Claudia Donovan
or Steve Jinks
outoftimetraveler asked: Claudia Donovan
or Kenzi Malikov
You: You look just like my first wife.
Her: How many times have you been married?
remember when i was on my phone in the vegas airport and ended up in such a big argument about who i shipped janeway with that i said that i was breaking up two friendships and ended up locked out of my netflix
JANEYWAY/SEVEN JUST ISN’T FUCKING ALLOWED OKAY GTFO
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST SHES SO FUCKING GAY. B’ELANNA, SEVEN, I DON’T CARE I JUST CANT SHIP HER WITH CHAKOTAY
YOU CANNOT SHIP JANEWAY WITH SEVEN. JANEWAY NEEDS A REAL FUCKING WOMAN NOT A BORG BIMBO WITH FAKE TITS OKAY.
But that Borg hand, you JUST know that she can make those fingers vibrate and she JUST has to have an enhanced tongue.
I mean she is just so badass. I love her so much.
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
This was so fucking sad.
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