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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"It’s that rush of revealing something about yourself that maybe you don’t even want to admit you have in you." - Tatiana Maslany
Variety Interview: TV Stars Tatiana Maslany and Emmy Rossum (x)

"It’s that rush of revealing something about yourself that maybe you don’t even want to admit you have in you." - Tatiana Maslany

Variety Interview: TV Stars Tatiana Maslany and Emmy Rossum (x)

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capsicle107:

i am not a woman… x x

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Making music, it’s such a personal thing. You’re always making music; you’re making music that pleases you, and you kind of think, you know, ‘who the fuck else would listen to this?’ And so it’s really amazing to me how many people have taken it so to heart.”

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rosejanenoble:

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

These ladies are part robot.

How much more badass could a person possibly be?!

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My old managers would tell me, ‘You need to do something better than Nicki Minaj.’ I would say, ‘You need to go fall on your dick because I’m doing what I do and that’s it.’ I have a warped perception because I don’t believe in putting women against each other.

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"I never said I wanted to be a lead actress; I never said I wanted to be a film actress. This need to trump everyone bewilders me. I’m only 25. I’m not better than anyone. I just want to watch other people and learn to be good."

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always-la-belle-epoque:

There are so many lovely people in this industry. From my experience, the higher up in the food chain you go, the nicer they are. They know. They’ll say, “You should hear the things people said about me.” They understand that life is larger than trying to scratch everybody off of the wall. My thought is, once you get up there, then help the next person over the wall and we’ll all get there, instead of this bizarre one-handed clawing at each other. I don’t understand that at all. But the Kelli O’Haras of the world, Erin Dilly, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Julia Murney, Amy Spanger - those are classy, classy ladies. There are so many lovely, beautiful and talented women who deserve seven million Tonys and seven thousand brilliant roles.
So that’s that. Onward and upward. Musical theater is not dead and it’s not going to die, but we all have to do our part and I plan on doing mine. Hopefully everybody else does theirs, and I think a big, huge part of that is creating a community based in respect, love, honestly, and support.
-Laura Benanti, Spotlight On Interview (2006)

always-la-belle-epoque:

There are so many lovely people in this industry. From my experience, the higher up in the food chain you go, the nicer they are. They know. They’ll say, “You should hear the things people said about me.” They understand that life is larger than trying to scratch everybody off of the wall. My thought is, once you get up there, then help the next person over the wall and we’ll all get there, instead of this bizarre one-handed clawing at each other. I don’t understand that at all. But the Kelli O’Haras of the world, Erin Dilly, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Julia Murney, Amy Spanger - those are classy, classy ladies. There are so many lovely, beautiful and talented women who deserve seven million Tonys and seven thousand brilliant roles.

So that’s that. Onward and upward. Musical theater is not dead and it’s not going to die, but we all have to do our part and I plan on doing mine. Hopefully everybody else does theirs, and I think a big, huge part of that is creating a community based in respect, love, honestly, and support.

-Laura Benanti, Spotlight On Interview (2006)

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beeftony:

lemonsharks:

littlegreyed:

#but i love jane  #i love that she’s driven and how dedicated she is to her work  #and i love that she’s so open about her attraction to thor  #she giggles and flirts  #because why the fuck not???  #it’s fucking thor  #i’m just tired of seeing people fawn all over pepper and peggy and sif and natasha and darcy  #yet completely dismiss jane  #they are all amazing wonderful ladies  #i’m tired of people hating on her because she ”gets giggly over thor” or because ”she was just a love interest”  #there was so much more to her than that  #btw this is not directed to anyone on my dash at all  #this is more of a general tumblr thing  #and also because of reblogs of that one marvel ladies graphic i did  #where all i see are reblogs and comments of people saying how ”they love all these ladies but not jane”  #it’s really tiring to see  #plz stop  #jane foster: woman of science and made of awesome 

Dude.  dude.
Jane only really fell for Thor when he STARTED TALKING SCIENCE AT HER.
I mean.
She was not hot for his ass first.
She was hot for his answers first.
And then that moment of, “oh HELL NO you do not get to get away without making out” followed directly from a night talking about Einstein-Rosen Bridges and how they work.
JANE IS ALL ABOUT THE SCIENCE. SHE BUILT ALL HER OWN EQUIPMENT.  
She is like a stable, public-grant-funded, chick version of Tony Stark in terms of her gearheadedness, ladies and dudes and gentlebeings.

Plus in the newest movie she only kisses him after he explains how the convergence works. “I like it when you explain things.”

YES YES YES to all of this. (With slight skepticism for “stable,” but in contrast to Tony? Absofrickinlutely.)

beeftony:

lemonsharks:

littlegreyed:

#but i love jane  #i love that she’s driven and how dedicated she is to her work  #and i love that she’s so open about her attraction to thor  #she giggles and flirts  #because why the fuck not???  #it’s fucking thor  #i’m just tired of seeing people fawn all over pepper and peggy and sif and natasha and darcy  #yet completely dismiss jane  #they are all amazing wonderful ladies  #i’m tired of people hating on her because she ”gets giggly over thor” or because ”she was just a love interest”  #there was so much more to her than that  #btw this is not directed to anyone on my dash at all  #this is more of a general tumblr thing  #and also because of reblogs of that one marvel ladies graphic i did  #where all i see are reblogs and comments of people saying how ”they love all these ladies but not jane”  #it’s really tiring to see  #plz stop  #jane foster: woman of science and made of awesome 

Dude.  dude.

Jane only really fell for Thor when he STARTED TALKING SCIENCE AT HER.

I mean.

She was not hot for his ass first.

She was hot for his answers first.

And then that moment of, “oh HELL NO you do not get to get away without making out” followed directly from a night talking about Einstein-Rosen Bridges and how they work.

JANE IS ALL ABOUT THE SCIENCE. SHE BUILT ALL HER OWN EQUIPMENT.  

She is like a stable, public-grant-funded, chick version of Tony Stark in terms of her gearheadedness, ladies and dudes and gentlebeings.

Plus in the newest movie she only kisses him after he explains how the convergence works. “I like it when you explain things.”

YES YES YES to all of this. (With slight skepticism for “stable,” but in contrast to Tony? Absofrickinlutely.)

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beingruth:

myalchod:

camposova:

optimysticals:

Charles Dance fanboying about Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith

Queens of Awesome

Actually giddy this turned up on my dash to reblog; I didn’t have a Tumblr the first time. XD

Always reblog, because even better than fabulous dames are fabulous anecdotes about fabulous dames from a fabulous actor who obviously appreciates them. XD

This just makes me happy on so many levels

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"They are all okay, and all those things could exist in the same woman. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.”

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