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.

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Petition for the next x-men writer to be Seanan McGuire​ →

batmasterson:

seananmcguire:

medusasstory:

Seriously. Please. Enough with the terrible. I want someone who can write ensemble casts, and make me care in a page and a half, and be FUNNY. And I’m tired of female characters being written by guys. Let’s see it from the other side.

Co-signed.

Tagged: YES PLEASE

Source: medusasstory

anneboleyns:

Rick O’Connell: a summary

Tagged: the mummybrendan fraserrick o'connelltoo funny not to reblog foreveranimated gifs

Source: anneboleyns

connoisseur-of-mediocrity:

thefluffysheep:

songofages:

ela-j:

EXCUSE ME BUT THIS RING. NO ONE NOTICED IT?????

Actually I’ve seen people mention it since the first episode.

It’s Capaldi’s wedding ring. He never takes it off, even when acting. 

To add to the story, he refuses to take it off because when his acting career was struggling, his wife never gave up on him. When he landed his first major gig, he decided to not take it off, to represent he was there because of his wife’s support.

Awww! I vividly recall it being the first thing we saw of him on the announcement special — that closeup of his left hand next to his trouser leg as he was about to go on stage, so I had a split-second to think “Male, white, married” before the reveal. This story makes it that much niftier!

connoisseur-of-mediocrity:

thefluffysheep:

songofages:

ela-j:

EXCUSE ME BUT THIS RING. NO ONE NOTICED IT?????

Actually I’ve seen people mention it since the first episode.

It’s Capaldi’s wedding ring. He never takes it off, even when acting. 

To add to the story, he refuses to take it off because when his acting career was struggling, his wife never gave up on him. When he landed his first major gig, he decided to not take it off, to represent he was there because of his wife’s support.

Awww! I vividly recall it being the first thing we saw of him on the announcement special — that closeup of his left hand next to his trouser leg as he was about to go on stage, so I had a split-second to think “Male, white, married” before the reveal. This story makes it that much niftier!

Tagged: doctor whopeter capalditwelfth doctoractors at work

Source: ela-j

highway62:

gameraboy:

Ewoks should report to Jabba’s palace, it’s full of unusual and wonderful things! From Warwick Davis’s home movies filmed during Return of the Jedi.

PAGING ALL MURDERBEARS! ALL MURDERBEARS TO JABBA’S PALACE.

Meanwhile, I’m over here going, “Warwick put this together? Dude. He was TWELVE.”

Suddenly his managing of 37 projects at any given time in adulthood is put into perspective…

Tagged: star warswarwick davismark hammillharrison fordcarrie fisher

Source: gameraboy

What the hell do you need a sledgehammer for?

Tagged: being humanbeing human ussam witweraidan waiteis a spectacular dorkball

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ourwayswillchange:

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

Tagged: nature ftwhummingbirdscolorgasm

Source: ourwayswillchange

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’
— C.S. Lewis (via feellng)

Tagged: true statement is true

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christinedaae said: ahhhh! congratulations!!

Thank you! I’m uber-excited, even with lots of work still to do. :-)

Tagged: unvarnishedsolo theatrelizzie siddalelizabeth siddal

Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.

Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’

And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.

— (via moniquill)

Tagged: true statement is true

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Unvarnished: A Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal →

Here goes, guys! The script is still in draft form (and WAY too long), but I’m in the process of organizing the first public reading in November or December, and looking to have a tour underway before the winter is out. *fingers crossed*

Tagged: elizabeth siddallizzie siddalsolo theatreone-woman showpre-raphaelite