Teen Wolf AU: requested by Anonymous. Derek gets hit by a curse that separates his more gentle and happy parts from his darker self. Stiles is quite surprised to find that Derek is, in fact, able to smile, and maybe falls a little bit in love with Derek (or a lot) before he manages to merge the two parts together again. Derek, meanwhile, tries to not feel jealous of himself, because that’s just fucking ludicrous and he’s not that pathetic.
derek hale + slowly turning around for dramatic purpose
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney
Too cool not to reblog
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
"Yeah, I’m making the big gesture."
Sterek Week: Day 3 - College AU - Chasing Liberty
Stiles Stilinski has never had an ordinary life. At nineteen years old, he is the most protected boy in America; he is the First Son. Frustrated with his overprotective father-the President of the United States of America-for not letting him attend his college of choice, Stiles decides to ditch his security detail and head to California for some much needed freedom. At a club, Stiles meets the handsome stranger Derek who agrees to let him tag along to LA. While Derek knows who Stiles is, Stiles doesn’t feel threatened by him, instead he feels strangely safe. But Derek hasn’t told him who he is. Under the orders of Stiles’ father, Derek is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious boy but falling in love with him wasn’t something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sarcastic Stiles and the cool, distant Derek as they travel across the US. When the trip is over and Stiles finds out who Derek really is, everything goes to hell. But the President isn’t a completely unreasonable man, and he can see how much his son is hurting. With the promise of keeping his new security detail, Stiles is allowed to attend NYU and win back the man of his dreams.
Aww that’s so sweet to say Nonny :)
Oh man…the short answer is no. I’m sorry! It’s just that the end of last season, with the whole Kate being alive thing, had me ready to dip out on S4. And when you add my strong aversion to Kate’s character to the fact that none of the spoilers released during the hiatus did anything to make me want to tune in AND the fact that during the hiatus the fandom became a drama filled, toxic, messy, unhappy and not so fun place to be…
Skipping out on S4 was a pretty easy decision for me to make.
I still adore the cast, I am still here for any and all things Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Hoechlin and there will never be a Sterek, Derek or Stiles related ANYTHING that goes by on my dash that I won’t reblog but as of now…I’m not really about S4 or TW in general tbh.
**UPDATE** Fall 2014’s Season of TV Shows with Black Female Leading Actresses
Viola Davis stars as Analise DeWitt in the ABC political thriller How to Get Away with Murder
Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods in the CBS science-fiction drama Extant
Alfre Woodard stars as the first female president in NBC’s State of Affairs
Taraji P. Henson stars as Cookie Lyon in FOX’s musical drama Empire
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in ABC’s political thriller Scandal
Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in the FOX drama Red Band Society
Nicole Beharie as Lieutenant Abbie Mills in the FOX supernatural/police drama Sleepy Hollow
palette challenge — anonymous requested: vernon boyd + 10
dedicating this one to stilesies because i know how much she loves sinqua and she’s had a rough time lately.
Man, I want gold stars from Hardison for all my no-stabbing Wednesdays.
Fan: The three of you seem really close, but I was wondering if you could tell us the best quality and most annoying habit of each other. [x]
How to write an irresistible book blurb in five easy steps »
Your blurb will be an important part of your marketing. It is vital to get a reader’s attention. To write a good blurb, you have to make it short. Cut out sub-plots. Add tension to make it dramatic. Try not to mention more than two character’s names, and promise your audience a read they won’t forget.
I’ve come up with this easy acronym to help you create a blurb. I call it SCOPE. Follow these five steps and see if it works for you.
- Setting: All stories involve characters who are in a certain setting at a certain time.
- Conflict: A good story places these characters in a situation where they have to act or react. A good way to start this part of your blurb is with the words: But, However, Until
- Objective: What do your characters need to do?
- Possible Solution: Offer the reader hope here. Show them how the protagonist can overcome. Give them a reason to pick up the book. Use the word ‘If’ here.
- Emotional Promise: Tell them how the book will make them feel. This sets the mood for your reader.
I saw The Edge of Tomorrow today, and I decided to write a blurb using this formula.
- London. The near future. Aliens have invaded Earth and colonised Europe. Major William Cage is a PR expert for the US Army which is working with the British to prevent the invaders from crossing the English Channel. Battle after battle is lost until an unexpected victory gives humanity hope.
- But the enemy is invincible. A planned push into Europe fails and Cage finds himself in a war he has no way to fight, and he dies. However, he wakes up, rebooted back a day every time he dies.
- He lives through hellish day after day, until he finds another soldier, Sergeant Rita Vrataski, who understands what he can do to fight the enemy. Cage and Vrataski have to take the fight to the aliens, learning more after each repeated encounter.
- If they succeed, they will destroy the enemy, and save Earth.
- This thrilling action-packed science fiction war story will show you how heroes are made and wars can be won. Against the odds.
SCOPE will work for any blurb. Why don’t you try it?
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