I’m certain he would have loved to see the frightening rubble and swelling of the sky on the night he passed away. He’d have cried and turned and smiled if only he could have seen the book thief on her hands and knees, next to his decimated body. He’d have been glad to witness her kissing his dusty, bomb-hit lips.
William Shakespeare’s Timon Athens performed by the Los Angeles Drama Club / Shakespeare in the City. These are mostly underprivileged kids from an underfunded and underserved who have been given an opportunity to break out of their hard situations.
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I was moved seeing these young children performing Shakespeare with such animation, enthusiasm, and skill.
Oh man look at these cuties
THIS IS MY OLD SHAKESPEARE GROUP THOSE ARE MY BABIES!!!!
Hey, remember Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
She’s back, but in a different light. Actress Karyn Parsons has started a new organization —Sweet Blackberry— that makes short, animated films about influential, yet lesser-known African-Americans.
She still loves acting, she told Kelly McEvers ofWeekend All Things Considered, but her priorities have changed since she became a mom.
Parson says being pregnant with her daughter got her thinking about her responsibility, as a parent, to add to her kids’ formal education.
"In school we learn about a handful of stories — great stories — but still, we’re missing out on so much," Parsons says. "We want to celebrate black history but we don’t want to separate it from American history."
Much more at the link!
grifter, hacker, hitter, thief //
stacker pentecost feels like an old man sometimes, the triplets and mako getting underfoot everywhere he turns. their base gets a little crowded, six of them all jostling for space and bandwidth, but when a job starts, he never doubts that he’s assembled the best team in the industry.
all of them can grift, but experience is a brutal teacher and no one thinks as fast on their feet as stacker does. acting as control tower and inside man isn’t always easy, but tendo can handle himself and keep the team in order when their leader goes offline. after all, he’s been in the business almost as long as stacker has.
sometimes one or two of the weis stick to him on a job. security for the wealthy businessman with interests in hong kong, or ambitious young CEOs making a splash in asian markets— stacker as their foothold into the west. they speak english, mandarin, cantonese and japanese fluently; enough korean to fool the vast majority of their marks.
twins, stacker will say. clever young men, tight with their money but generous when the offer is right. you know how quickly china’s been growing; the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well, you see.
whatever brothers aren’t stuck in the field with pentecost (sometimes it’s one of them, sometimes it’s all of them) back mako up.
not that she needs it. mako hasn’t met a building, an office, a museum, a bank, safe, vault or office that could keep her out. getting in is easy; getting out isn’t always as simple, but that’s when stacker lets the boys go wild. they get bored when things go according to plan anyway.
as for stacker— well, he considers himself a bit of a modern-day robin hood. they have one rule: kaiju targets only. the members of this particular criminal organization have bases everywhere from canberra to silicon valley, the company itself founded by some white guy with a little too much interest in old japanese monster movies.
but what it comes down to is that prime marks are are greedy, arrogant and rich—kaiju operatives fit the bill perfectly.
farscape + touch me asked by salutationtothestars
i love when people call me precious thats such a cute thing to call somebodyyeah it does have a nicering to it
DC won’t put out a female solo film and meanwhile Marvel won’t put out a female solo film
Robin Hood (1973)
"Keep your chin up. Someday there’ll be happiness again in Nottingham, you’ll see."
Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?
Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.
But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.
The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.
It starts with Rue.
SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT
This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though.
It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.
But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.
So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her.
When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.
Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.
And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena.
And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts.
She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.
In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in.
Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.
Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread.
Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag.
The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.
The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.
So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition.
Rue was the real Mockingjay.
Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?
Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.
The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.
That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book