Not Ophelia (most days)


Valerie. 44. Chicagoland. Actress, office drone, and fledgling digital media professional. I do not suffer snobs gladly.

Here you will find things Pre-Raphaelite, fannish obsessions, fabulous fashion, gorgeous humans, and awe-inspiring nature.

Ask me anything

killerkurves:

nadiaaboulhosn:

Nadia Aboulhosn Calendar. Purchase HERE!

More pictures at www.nadiaaboulhosn.com

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MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

honerablerosemary:

BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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transformationsequence:

(a girl worth fighting for)

aurora / mulan / photography

Tagged: costumegasmcosplayonce upon a timemulanauroraholy crap these are amazeballs

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sunshine-and-sarcasm:

Anyone who doesn’t like musicals because “no one just starts singing in dancing all of a sudden in real life” has clearly never visited my house

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aaah that awesome firefighter who rescued the snake is even more awesome if you read the source link →

ceruleancynic:

so the snake’s owners were trying to go back in to get their baby and all the other firefighters were like NOPE and this guy was all WELP and went on in there and

“He was trying to crawl up the side of his terrarium and get out. His face was pushed up on the screen and…

Tagged: herosnakecynicism detox

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Why I’ve been MIA from Tumblr lately.
If you’re in the Chicagoland area, come check us out! Details are on the GreenMan website.

Why I’ve been MIA from Tumblr lately.

If you’re in the Chicagoland area, come check us out! Details are on the GreenMan website.

Tagged: theatreshameless self-promotionthe laramie project

When we took Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side… there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that “If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.” And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: “To whom should I complain?” And a woman in the audience shouted: “The Police!” And then she looked right at that woman and said: “If I did relate this, who would believe me?” And the woman answered back, “No one, girl.” And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period.
— Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

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Oh, Mitchell… Moments Part Fourteen

… of Infinity. *sigh*

Tagged: being humancharlene mckennajosieaidan turnerjohn mitchellanimated gifsoh mitchell indeedget your skinny undead ass over here so i can SHAKE YOU UNTIL YOUR EYEBALLS RATTLE

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mermaidthirdwheel:

yourladyfriend:
"dirty bikers" are my favorite people
JK Rowling got the idea for Hagrid after talking to a “dirty biker” in a pub, where he spent the better part of an hour talking enthusiastically about how well his garden was blooming.

mermaidthirdwheel:

yourladyfriend:

"dirty bikers" are my favorite people

JK Rowling got the idea for Hagrid after talking to a “dirty biker” in a pub, where he spent the better part of an hour talking enthusiastically about how well his garden was blooming.

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taraljc:

*KEYSMASH*

I still want the one from IM2 the most, but dayum can Hot Toys make amazing miniature people. *covetcovetcovet*

taraljc:

*KEYSMASH*

I still want the one from IM2 the most, but dayum can Hot Toys make amazing miniature people. *covetcovetcovet*

Tagged: black widownatasha romanoffdollsYES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY THSI IS A FREAKIN DOLL