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19 Oct 03:15

by (John)

Armored Batman from the Dark Knight Returns as a custom action figure by fujimiya.gokunaga.

*Buy Dark Knight Returns toys at ebay.
19 Oct 02:57

Nipples on a breastplate to be a thing in GOT season 5


GoT writers doing the most to make people give a crap about Dorne.

First look at Sandnakes in GOT Season 5

Jessica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Rosabell Laurenti-Sellers, the actresses who portray Nymeria, Obara, and Tyene Sand, were reportedly filming a fight scene this week, during Alcázar of Seville filming. We can see in these photos that the actresses, along with their stunt doubles, are wearing light Dornish armor and carrying weapons.

Henwick, who portrays Nymeria, is front and center above, and below next to her similarly whip-wielding double.


The Charlie's Oberyn's Angels of ASOIAF/GOT lbr
16 Oct 18:30

First Pictures of Doran Martell and Hints at Game of Thrones’ Dornish Plot

by Shylah


As filming continues in Spain, pictures are emerging (here and here) from the Dornish story line. Look closely as there might be some clues as to what will happen in Season 5. At the second link there are some videos but be warned there may be spoilers in them. The videos show just how perfect a choice Seville was–just a gorgeous setting.

Today’s round of images include our first look at Doran Martell in costume and new pictures of Jaime Lannister. Warning: Speculation below contains mild spoilery material.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in the foreground greeting the Mayor of Sevilla with Alexander Siddig in the back. Both are in costume as Jaime and Doran respectively. Other real-world political figures were present as well including the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and the President of Andalusia (the southern region of Spain). Clearly the Dornish story is veering drastically from the books as the scenes with Jaime and Doran indicate.


Below is a better look at Alexander as Doran also greeting the Mayor.


More with the Mayor.


A nice shot of Benioff and Weiss. Either they’re all tall or the Mayor is short. Note that Jaime is wearing the same kind of outfit and color that Oberyn did last Season.


DeObia Oparei, who will be playing Areo Hotah, is seen here on a break conversing with Indira Varma, who was Ellaria in Season 4. Will she be in a scene with Jaime or were they shooting several scenes that day using the same set?


Nice contemplative shot of Nikolaj from the side, probably preparing to do a scene.


Costume check!


Indira on a break, distracted by something. Her hair is considerably shorter Perhaps she cut it in mourning? We’ll have to see if they address it on the show.


Make-up! Look at the detail in the Mosaics in the background.


Close up shot of Doran’s costume. Those sumptuous silks that Oberyn wore last season are definitely being repeated. The modern flip flops on Doran don’t quite fit, of course. Where’s the gouty foot?


Update:  Commenter Abyss posted some animated gifs from the videos and it does appear that Ellaria will be in a scene with Jaime. Check this image out plus a few more in the links below. (Dame Pasty)

Areo Hotah
Camera 1
Crew 1
Crew 2
Doran And Ellaria And Jaime
Doran Martell
Jaime And Ellaria 1
Jaime And Ellaria 2
Wolf Unit

The post First Pictures of Doran Martell and Hints at Game of Thrones’ Dornish Plot appeared first on Watchers on the Wall.

10 Oct 10:53

monsieurenault: Go Ducky! Go! #frenchie #frenchbulldog


Go Ducky! Go!
#frenchie #frenchbulldog

16 Oct 00:53

The Best Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2014

by (Damn Cool Pics)

A+++ Arya & The Hound. Also like the new Lady Thor lady.

Comic Con has become a huge event all over the world and New York Comic Con is one of the biggest. It's safe to say that if you want to see the best costumes made by some of the best cosplayers on the planet, New York Comic Con is an event you must attend.

13 Oct 18:52

Julian Fellowes is lazy, news at eleven etc


This is shaping up to be the season Downton jumps the shark sidesaddle for me.

Downton Abbey, review: s5, ep 4: 'brazen plot recycling'

Lady Mary checking out the new D

how does the daughter of an Earl jilt her suitor following an illicit “sketching trip” in a Liverpool hotel room? Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) tried the simple tactic of honesty, explaining to Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen) that she did not want to marry him, but to no avail. He insisted she should follow through all the way to the altar, with the threat that he could ruin her reputation hanging in the air between them like halitosis.

This was a brazen piece of plot recycling. Long before Gillingham unpacked his case, we had Lady Mary’s good name imperilled by the scandal of the Turkish diplomat who expired in her bed. This was consistent with a general pattern. Previously, we watched house maid Gwen (Rose Leslie) learn to type as a way out of domestic drudgery; now it’s cook Daisy (Sophie McShera) who is taking lessons in maths and dreaming of a life beyond sunken soufflés.  And don’t even get me started on the unremitting woe of the Bates (Brendan Coyle) murder plotline, with its many grim parallels to his predicament in earlier series something something Bates drivel.

rest at the source

dedicated to fauxkaren and remaining 7 ONTDers who still watch this hot soapy mess. Let's talk about the last episode!
10 Oct 04:46

I’m calling it now: this is the peak of the internet

I’m calling it now: this is the peak of the internet

08 Oct 22:26

Breaking Down Vaporizers [Infographic]

by (Damn Cool Pics)
What are the different kind of vaporizers and why is vaping such a hot topic? The following infographic shows the top vaporizing methods and how people are benefiting from them in today’s world. Vape on!

Click on Image to Enlarge.

Via: Got Vape

08 Oct 11:27

Color Picking Lamp

by catcat


Color affects one’s emotion, a soft lamp made of silicone that squeezes to pick up the hues and ...Continue Reading
07 Oct 09:12

7th Heaven Dad Confesses to Child Molestation



Stephen Collins -- who played the pastor/dad on "7th Heaven" -- confessed to his estranged wife he was a child molester, and it's all on tape ... a tape obtained by TMZ. And the New York Police Dept. is now conducting an active criminal investigation involving sexual contact with multiple children.

Collins -- who is in the middle of a nasty, prolonged divorce with actress Faye Grant -- revealed to her in 2012 he had molested and/or exposed himself to several underage girls years before. Collins and Grant went to a therapist where she peppered him with questions about the incidents ... and he not only answered, he was specific.

Here's what Collins didn't know at the time. Grant taped the therapy session. We're told her lawyer advised her it was legal to secretly record the conversation because in California you're allowed to secretly record conversations to gather evidence the other person committed a violent felony ... and molesting a child under the age of 14 qualifies.

We have protected the names of the victims Collins mentions on tape. As you listen ... you will hear Collins refer to a "disclosure" and a "list." This refers to a confession Collins had already made to his wife ... which triggered the therapy session.

You hear Collins flatly confess to molesting an 11-year-old New York girl -- a relative of his first wife -- saying, "There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis." He also acknowledges exposing himself to the girl "a couple of times" ... he says when she was 11, 12 and 13.

Read more and listen to audio at the SOURCE

holy shit. and to think this man has worked and is currently working with kids.
08 Oct 01:24

Marvel Apparently Cancels 'Fantastic Four' Comics, Halts Creation Of New X-Men To Counter Fox

As Disney/Marvel continues to rule the big screen with the MCU, recent actions at Marvel comics seem designed to further weaken the competition. In particular, several news outlets have reported that Marvel is canceling its Fantastic Four comics, seemingly confirmed by a recent synopsis. Meanwhile, a former X-Men writer has stated that writers at Marvel are barred from creating any new X-Men characters because they wouldn't be able to use those characters in any MCU films. Fox owns the movie rights to both the Fantastic Four, which it is rebooting next year, and the X-Men.

The recently released Fantastic Four solicitation reads as follows: "THE END IS FOUREVER! Witness the closing act on the First Family of the Marvel Universe! THE INVADERS meet the FANTASTIC FOUR as the hunt for REED RICHARDS and the missing kids of the FUTURE FOUNDATION continues. Meanwhile the mastermind behind everything unveils his ultimatet how does FRANKLIN RICHARDS factor in? And how does this all lead to…The END?! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #642-644 and the Triple Sized Final Issue 645!" While the solicitation alone cannot be counted as an official confirmation, a variety of news outlets are reporting that Marvel's first family is down for the count.

Meanwhile, notable X-Men writer Chris Claremont said the following about character creation in the X-Men universe: "I have to say quite honestly as I understand it now the X department is forbidden to create new characters. Well… who owns them? All because all new characters become the film property of Fox. There will be no X-Men merchandising for the foreseeable future because, why promote Fox material?"

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06 Oct 15:15

A Suit for Dogs with Hip Problems

by catcat

The dog of the future.

Hip problems such as dysplasia caused by gender, poor diet, and a lack of exercise make dogs suffer ...Continue Reading
06 Oct 02:25

I literally said “Please be Dick-Butt” out loud

I literally said “Please be Dick-Butt” out loud

03 Oct 15:36

Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist, has dementia, band confirms

AC/DC rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is suffering from dementia, according to reports.

The band confirmed to People that Young has dementia, and the Sydney Morning Herald reported that the 61-year-old is living in a local care facility.

Born in Scotland, Young formed the band in 1973 along with younger brother Angus, the band's lead guitarist, after the family had emigrated to Sydney.

It was announced in the spring that Malcolm would be taking a break from the band, which will release their 17th studio album on Dec. 2. Rock or Bust was recorded in Vancouver earlier this year with producer Brendan O'Brien.

Steve Young, a nephew, played on the album and is expected to join AC/DC when they tour to support the new album.

The other members of the band include drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams, and Brian Johnson, who took over as singer of the band in 1980 after the death of vocalist Bon Scott.

AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.


02 Oct 02:32

Comic Special – The Real Korean Oppa

by Minjun Chen

LOL the last one is the best.

This popular Korean comic strip titled “The Real Oppa is Here” describes itself as “not the nice oppa you see in dramas or movies. This is the real brother-sister relationship. The real oppa is here!”

Comic from Naver:

nail art 1 draft

nail art 2 draft

nail art 3 draft

Comments from Naver:


To all the readers, aren’t you tired of seeing these webtoons? [The webtoons] aren’t boring, and are always new, so Mona [the webtoon author] is the best.


Aren’t you tired of going to school? It’s tiring and always the same, so being at home is the best.


Aren’t you bored of hitting your older brother? I like it. It’s always interesting.


Readers, aren’t you tired of chicken? It’s not tiring, and always tastes different, so chicken is the best.


Aren’t you tired of being alone? Shut up, it’s always okay, so home is the best.


Why do all the comments look the same? I don’t know, it’s how things go, so jokes are the best.


Is there room for other jokes? There’s space for one more, but not yours.


Aren’t you tired of the jokes being all the same, and repeating? It’s not tiring, it’s fun, so going along with it is the best.


Aren’t you tired of going to school? It’s tiring, so the holidays go by with LTE-like speed. Vacations are the best.


Aren’t you workers tired of Mondays approaching? It’s tiring, and always the same, so being unemployed is the best.


To the commenters: Stop it.


It looks like there’s a lot of people who don’t know what these comments are about keke It’s a parody of an interview with Jung Woo-sung. Q: Aren’t you tired of hearing everyday that you’re handsome? A: It’s thrilling! It’s always fun, so being good looking is the best keke nowadays it’s become really popular.


National Assembly people, aren’t you tired of playing and living off of the citizen’s taxes? It’s not tiring, it’s always fun, so it’s a way to pick at taxes.


You want to have the last word, right? Obviously, but there’s no way to stop.


I heard it was hard to have a joke take off? Don’t you know, going to bed thinking about complicated things is the best.

Comic Special – The Real Korean Oppa is a post from: koreaBANG

30 Sep 11:28

Disney Characters’ Butts USB Power Adapters

by catcat

You’ll need a USB power adapter for your various digital devices anyway, why not have an adorable one ...Continue Reading
01 Oct 01:48

The Most Decorated Cat In Military History

The Most Decorated Cat In Military History:

His name was Simon, and he was one badass feline.

01 Oct 19:20

"We Agree": DC Comics Responds to Sexist T-Shirt Criticism


Good grief!

Following public outcry from two licensed t-shirts widely deemed sexist, DC Comics CBR News has received an official response via a DC Entertainment spokesperson. The statement says DC agrees the messages are offensive, and that changes may be made in the licensed products process going forward.

DC Comics is home to many of the greatest male and female Super Heroes in the world. All our fans are incredibly important to us, and we understand that the messages on certain t-shirts are offensive. We agree. Our company is committed to empowering boys and girls, men and women, through our characters and stories. Accordingly, we are taking a look at our licensing and product design process to ensure that all our consumer products reflect our core values and philosophy.

01 Oct 19:16

Mastodon (?!?) accused of sexism for twerking-filled video

Um, wut???

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s just no escaping from the phenomenon known as twerking. Even Mastodon took a tongue-in-cheek approach to rippling glutes in their new video for ‘The Motherload.’ In a new interview with Mastodon drummer / vocalist Brann Dailor, the musician explains the concept behind the video and addresses the sexist criticism that videos featuring twerking receive.

From the band’s sixth studio album, ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun,’ Mastodon chose ‘The Motherload’ as the disc’s third official single. The ‘Motherload’ video is hysterical and extremely entertaining for many reasons, which Dailor addresses in an interview with Pitchfork.

“The only concept was we wanted to start off as a sort of parody of a ‘90s heavy metal video,” Dailor begins. “All those videos from the early ‘90s had that same look: some kind of esoteric imagery, sort of out of focus, something creepy or weird. Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Nirvana, they all had the same kind of look to their videos. We wanted to do that, and I guess I thought that maybe people would be concerned that it wasn’t very imaginative if it was some kind of sh—y ‘90s video. Then all of a sudden, twerking started happening, and it kind of went from there. I just wanted to make something that was bizarre—that would confuse people. I also thought to myself, what’s the most bizarre thing, or what’s something people would say completely does not belong in a Mastodon video? And the twerking was sort of what I came up with.”

Dailor also spoke about the importance of the female dancers feeling comfortable during the video shoot, “With the video itself, we wanted to make sure that the women that were there were in charge and that they were having fun. They made the video what it is. If it wasn’t for them and their talent and going out and doing flips and splits and just bringing it, it wouldn’t be great. All of them are forces of nature. It was amazing to meet them and amazing to watch them do their thing. There’s a scene where the garage door starts to open, and Khristine Moore, who plays the ‘queen,’ is there. It gives me chills when I watch that, she just looks so awesome.”

The Guardian recently pressed an article calling the video sexist, which Dailor admitted to being upset by. “I’m really upset,” begins Dailor. “I don’t know. The last thing that I wanted to do was come on and be defensive, because I don’t feel like I should have to defend it. It’s a music video and it’s really not supposed to be something that gets people this upset because this was really a fun thing that doesn’t really mean too much. It’s not to be taken so seriously.”

Check out the full interview over at Pitchfork. Also, Mastodon are once again set to hit the road with Gojira and Kvelertak after the trio’s highly successful string of dates earlier in the year. Check out the full list of dates here.

(For the unfamiliar, Mastodon are basically a modern version of Rush, only with lots more facial hair and tattoos. And all four members sing.)

The video in question. Sir Mix-a-Lot would approve.

30 Sep 18:20

Modern Family director live tweets drunken airline passenger's meltdown

Sitting behind the worst person in the world.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She was watching Hawaii 5.0 so loudly in her earphones that her seat mate asked her to turn it down. Worst move he ever made.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She apologized in the loudest, drunkest voice ever "SORRY ITS MY 1ST TIME NOT IN 1ST CLASS" & hasn't stopped talking since.

— Ryan Case (@film114)
September 29, 2014

I want to use mind control to make the flight attendant put tranquilizers in the double rum & coke she just ordered.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She keeps saying "I know David Guetta" in a prideful way.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I'm tweeting this so one of you will fund my defense team at my eventual murder trial.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

You guys, she goes to Vegas all the time and her table is always next to the DJ.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

After saying "MY ARAB FRIENDS" so many times she slurred "is that SO racist?" then kept on saying it

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She missed her intended flight and ended up here. She has a window seat and I'm in a middle. The universe has wronged me.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She invited herself on her seat mate's Vegas trip.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

It baffles her that her seat mate doesn't drink. She's GRILLING him about it and sloshing her drink at him and I think trying to bone him

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

"I feel like in Dubai every car I sat in is a Range Rover." - this girl

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

@natums not short enough

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She said "I have a very racist view of all Middle East." She's talking to a middle Eastern man, also mocking his accent.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

After awkward silence following a particularly racist comment miraculously came, "anyways am I talking your ear off?" & trying to bone again

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She keeps trying to take his photo & claims he looks just like her friend who's GORGEOUS.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

97th time she's asked "YOU DONT DRINK DO YOU?!"

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I refuse to believe this girl has any friends.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's throwing business cards at him.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

"Oh those are my Tom Fords."

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She thought she lost her shoes then whooped loudly when she found them as if they weren't 6 inches in front of her.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She just went to the bathroom. My greatest hope is she passes out in there for the duration of the flight.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I forgot the joy of silence there for a while.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I can hear her trying to beg the flight attendant in back for something, undoubtedly world peace. I'm kidding it's vodka.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Fantasizing about the part in the movie Airplane! where passengers lined up with weapons. She's back.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She just returned with beer and made her seat mates listen to a toast. She calls them "buddy" now.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

During her time in the bathroom, she forgot if her seat mate drinks or not. Again.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She asked if he's ever been to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She said to him "ill take you. We can never be together but we'll be good friends." He has to be distraught.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Her Hawaii 5.0 is back on. May it lull her into the deepest sleep a train wreck has ever known.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Now she's cackling and clapping at The Mysteries of Laura.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's taken control of her seat mate's TV and is making him watch The Mysteries of Laura.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's listing all the things she wouldn't be allowed to do in her seat mate's country. She should go there if the list includes speaking.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She is taking 20 minutes to pay for her new drink. The flight attendant may rob me of the joy of this murder.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's pointing stuff out to seat mate on the interactive map. "The only thing good here is Vegas."

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

You guys she just slipped up and revealed she's been married before and is freaking out now in the aftermath.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Someone married her.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She just kissed his neck twice. Look out.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

The guy in front of her just shouted at her. He's a true hero.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

@candace_jackson I think he's fascinated and a little pervy.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

The couple in front of her are shouting at her. She's slurring "what is first class? I've never been on it."

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She called this guy's wife classless and "to shut the F up"

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

"This is what the F happens when you don't fly first class." she shrieked.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

The flight attendant is confronting her abt several complaints made about her and says if she has another incident she's calling authorities

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's been asked to stop speaking

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Her response was "they're not on my level anyway"

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Then she muttered "bitch" and it's getting very real

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She just got yelled at so publicly.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's incapable of being quiet, like a toddler but not cute.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's confronting the people in front of her again with many "shut the F ups". I can't wait to see her in cuffs.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Police are meeting the aircraft.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

"I'm not allowed to talk any more." she talked.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I'm starting to think Abdul won't marry her!

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

We land soon and I hope I can get a pic of her in cuffs to end this saga.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I think she's passed out on Abdul.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

We've landed. She confirmed with Abdul that he has her digits. Don't hold your breath, Nadia. Her name is Nadia.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

She's trying to use her phone but she's so wasted she doesn't realize the flashlight is on.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

God only knows what she's texting her "friends"

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

A police car just pulled up.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Loud phone call. Surprising.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

4 cops are with her now. 🙌

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

The amount of empty Titos vodka bottles under her seat was CHILLING.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Abdul sits at baggage claim, naked and afraid, looking over his shoulder constantly. LOL

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

I saw her kiss you, bro. To be fair though he RAN ASAP.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

Not to be too Nadia about this, but I wish Abdul could have a stiff drink right about now.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

@SaraJBenincasa @mattjonesisdead she said to Abdul "this is the best show. It's called Blacklist. No wait..."

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

If you think I had it bad, Nadia claims she flies to Dubai frequently.

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

@USMCEvan she said she worked in real estate. Flight was JFK to LAX

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

@film114: We land soon and I hope I can get a pic of her in cuffs to end this saga.” Nop! She even got a nice escort

— Alba Giselle Reyes (@AlbaGiselleReye) September 29, 2014

@film114 and let the record show shes only in the wheelchair due to intoxication

— Erik Olson (@emolson1980) September 29, 2014

@AlbaGiselleReye or tell her to stop talking after the 15th racist comment maybe

— Ryan Case (@film114) September 29, 2014

This is really long but I definitely got sucked in to reading it so you should check it out. Share your travel horror stories.
30 Sep 19:28

Couple Gets Unexpected Guest At Their Wedding

by (Damn Cool Pics)
Rebecca and Brian Pepper, were just trying to get some beautiful wedding photos as the sun went down when something completely unexpected happen. You'll never guess who showed up to crash the wedding.

30 Sep 11:45

Queen B Jessica Kicked out of Girls' Generation


GG no re

In what is sure to be one of the first signs of the Apocalypse, Jessica from Girls' Generation has confirmed that she's been kicked out of the group. She posted the following on her Weibo account:

"I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out."

In response to fans’ comments, she also posted,

“You guys are very special people that I love dearly, therefore you deserve to hear the truth from me. I’m deeply saddened and hurt by those who I trusted and hope that you don’t ever have to experience this kind of pain.”

"Hello. This is SM Entertainment.

We are offering our position on the words posted on Jessica's Weibo today.

This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she notified us she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album.

Despite Jessica's sudden notice, the agency and the Girls' Generation members tried our best and tried to figure out a way that Girls' Generation's activities can continue in the best possible direction.

However, in the midst of insufficient negotiations regarding conflicts of differences in priorities and interest, Jessica started her fashion business. Due to this, despite ongoing talks, it has come to a point where the team could not be maintained.

Thus, the agency had no choice but to pull up Girls' Generation's activities as 8 members earlier than planned, and in the midst of while working out when to announce this, Jessica had posted her words early this morning.

From here on, our agency will continue to support and manage the 8-member Girls' Generation and Jessica's individual activities."


ONTD please console me! Post your fave Jessica/SNSD moments or gifs. Girl groups are why I have trust issues!

mods please disregard the other post I forgot to add a picture.
27 Sep 05:25

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way Austin James aka Wet Brain
16 Sep 11:20

Arm Chair Flop

by catcat

An arm chair folds out to a single-bed with mattress and pillow storing inside. It is practical for ...Continue Reading
25 Sep 17:43

Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch basically confirmed to play 3rd, 4th leads in 'True Detective' 2


True Detective is self-contained each season, right? Because now I actually have to watch it for Riggins reasons.

Rachel McAdams is said to be locking down the female lead role in season two of HBO’s “True Detective.”

Sources tell Variety HBO has offered McAdams the part opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Kitsch is also expected to land the role of the fourth lead.

Several other actresses have been considered for the part, including Jessica Biel and Malin Ackerman, but McAdams has been seen as the frontrunner for the past few weeks.

“True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto has been busy writing the second season, which is set in California and revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

24 Sep 18:19

The NBC sitcom & the Tolkien classic both have big...

The NBC sitcom & the Tolkien classic both have big anniversaries, so why not celebrate them together?

The “Hobbit”/”Friends” Mashup

22 Sep 23:39

Stephen King and JJ Abrams team up for a Hulu miniseries about the Kennedy assassination


I keep forgetting to read this!

We're running out of ways to say "Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are in a digital video arms race." So we'll just say that one last time and move on. Just last week, Netflix announced a new show from comedy kingmaker Judd Apatow, And now this week, Hulu has struck a deal with Stephen King and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

Based on King's 2011 novel 11/22/63, the nine-hour series revolves around a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Dead Like Me) will adapt the novel for television. No casting and no production date has been announced.

Hulu has been pushing original content for some time — especially its imported shows from the UK — but has yet to have an original breakout hit à la House of Cards. It did, however, recently nab exclusive rights to South Park. That should be especially interesting this week.

23 Sep 20:50

The black Power Ranger explains why their colors were coincidental, not racist


“The producers came up with Hip Hop Kido, but I was already trained in martial arts and I learned gymnastics in the streets of Detroit,”

That is easily the funniest sentence I've read all week.

Chances are if you were anywhere between three and 10 years old during the summer of 1993, you remember when you first met Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Trini and Billy.

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers first aired on Fox Kids and is still somehow on TV, albeit with a totally new cast and storyline. And in case you don’t remember, MMPR followed five athletic and martial-arts-trained teenagers who were chosen to protect the world from aliens by Zordon — the hologram sage — and his robot assistant Alpha 5.

In the show’s opening segment, Zordon instructs Alpha 5 to teleport “the most dangerous group of ruthless, underhanded, overbearing, self absorbed and over-emotional humans in the area,” to which Alpha 5 replies, “No! Not teenagers!” Of course, in the universe of the show, it makes sense to involve teens in the fight against an alien invasion led by the meanest, most annoyingly voiced villain on TV, Rita Repulsa.

As the legend of the show goes, Zordon then gave his recruited teenagers morphing abilities, assigning each a dino-monster called a “Zord” into which they could morph. Given these powers, if the teens find themselves in deep trouble, they can morph their Zords together and become… yup – a Megazord.

Close re-examination of these classic episodes yields a few revelations. Did you ever notice, for instance, that all the morphing footage looked ridiculously familiar? Like, every episode had the same series of Zord-morphing and the team would always have to come together to form Megazord in order to destroy the villain? Why didn’t they just go straight to Megazord instead of wasting time as individual Zords?

Well, you were onto something. Most of the footage from the first couple seasons of MMPR came from stock footage from the original Japanese show on which Power Rangers was based, Super Sentai. The original show dated from the 1970s and boasted over 30 seasons; the 16th season of Super Sentai is what inspired the first couple seasons of Power Rangers.

It proved a genius idea. Bring a low-budget (but super successful) Japanese ninja show to the U.S. and just reshoot half the episodes with young American actors. The show was an instant hit and the five young actors who played the Rangers became 1990s pop culture icons.

David Yost, who played the Blue Ranger, says Super Sentai was much darker than the Power Rangers that we all grew up with.

“We definitely made it more animated and cartoon-y. There was even talk when we started filming Power Rangers that they wanted us to wear the same outfit for every episode. Not the Ranger outfit, but our civilian clothes,” he recalled, laughing. “They wanted it to be the same for every episode so it would have that cartoon feel. I’m really grateful they didn’t do that because it would’ve been really weird, like these teenagers that don’t change their clothes or shower!”

There were other pre-production changes. The original Yellow Ranger was a Hispanic-American actress named Audri Dubois who quit after shooting the original pilot when producers said she was asking for too much money. Thuy Trang was brought in to replace her. That triggered some racial accusations, according to Walter Jones who played the Black Ranger.

“Nobody really talked about me playing the Black Ranger at first,” he said. “But after Trang was hired everyone was like ‘Wait a minute! The Yellow Ranger is Asian and you’re the Black Ranger and you’re a Black guy.’ They were going to replace Audri Dubois with another girl either way, but she just happened to be Asian.”

The initial casting was a cattle call, remembered Austin St. John who played the Red Ranger. “There was an advertisement in the newspaper. I heard it was thousands of people who auditioned, it was epic.”

St. John, like most of the other actors, showed up to the casting call without really knowing what the show was about since most of the footage was in Japanese. “I knew I was reading for the ‘Red Ranger’ but I had no idea what that meant,” he said. “They gave me lines and had me do tons of martial arts. Tons.” The auditions prioritized physicality over acting ability.

“The producers came up with Hip Hop Kido, but I was already trained in martial arts and I learned gymnastics in the streets of Detroit,” says Jones.

Even the show’s “nerd,” Blue Ranger Billy Cranston, had to have some moves. “You were either a martial artist or a gymnast and I was a gymnast,” said Yost. “I had competed nationally for a while in my youth so that’s how I got the role. There’s one episode where Billy doesn’t know how to dance and they’re all trying to teach him and at the end of the episode I “breakdance”, which was actually a gymnast move.”

Most of the actors’ martial arts moves were only used when the characters were in normal teenage outfits. “We didn’t do a lot of the stunts you saw in the suits because we could’ve been hurt and couldn’t go to work the next day,” says Jones. “We started shooting our own stunts later on.”

So basically, whenever you saw the Rangers in full gear, it was most likely a stunt double or old Japanese footage. Well, except for Austin St. John, who insisted on always doing his own stunts.

“We used stock footage for the first 30, 40 episodes but then we started filming the episodes in the States and I tried to do my own stunts whenever I had the opportunity,” St. John said. “You can tell if the Red Ranger is old footage or me when you’re watching an episode if the hooded Red Ranger is a skinny little guy that doesn’t look like he’d come from America, or if you see a guy with shoulders and some thighs on him, that was probably me.”

Whenever they did use stunt doubles or old footage, the five actors would go to ADR afterward and dub all the hooded Rangers scenes. Jones says a lot of the time they’d be goofing off in the studio and somewhere deep in the vaults of Power Rangers dubbed files there’s some great audio of the Black Ranger morphing into a Zord while Jones dubs, “Zack here! Shouldn’t have ate that burrito!”

Oh how we wish we had access to the MMPR vault.

At the end of the day they were five young actors with great physical ability asked to play superheroes and become every 1990s kid’s favorite Halloween costume. Not a bad gig.

“I was 18 at the time and I remember doing our first live show at Universal Studios,” St. John remembered. “We were originally going to do five shows in a small theater that seated hundreds, and all of a sudden people were camped out all night just to see us! We broke the Universal attendance records and had to add more shows and move to a bigger theater that seated thousands. Tom Brokaw even did a story on it! It was national news! That’s when it hit me, this is huge. There were figurines. I was like, ‘I’m holding me, in my own hand!’”

Jones also remembered his Power Ranger days fondly. “Power Rangers were really cool. Not many people get to be a superhero or a role model, and that’s what was so cool about being a Power Ranger,” he said. “Every episode had a message about friendship or bullying or cleaning up the environment.”

Even after 21 years since its debut, you might still wish you were a Power Ranger. And with the recent announcement of a Power Rangers new movie, it isn’t too late. When are the auditions?


Fave season of Power Rangers? Mine was the one with this fine ass man:

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22 Sep 19:30

The Ways 'Friends' Got Life as a 20-Something Exactly Right

Sept. 22 will mark the 20th anniversary of Friends, quite possibly the best sitcom ever about a group of single 20-somethings trying to make it in the big city. Apart from being just a damn good show, hitting all the right comedic and emotional notes and being filled with enough zingy, fast-paced one-liners to put a Gilmore girl to shame, Friends paved the way for countless like-minded shows to follow suit.

Friends set the golden standard for TV shows about 20-somethings struggling to figure it all out: love, career, self, life in general. What's more, despite having aired, we repeat, 20 years ago, all the points it made about being a 20-something still ring completely true to this day. Friends got the 20-something life just right. Here's how.

You have no idea what most of your friends do at work.

A running gag throughout the entirety of Friends was that none of them had any idea what Chandler did for a living. (Just to clear things up, he was originally an "executive specializing in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration," and later quit to become a copywriter. He was never a "transponster.")

The Chandler confusion is a pretty accurate representation of how many 20-somethings feel about their friends' jobs. Don't feel too alone when you suddenly realize that you have no freaking idea what most "adults" do between 9 and 5 every day.

You're going to date a long string of weirdos and losers before finding your lobster.

And we mean a very long string. Not all of them will be losers; some of them will be perfectly nice, fairly normal people who are perfectly wrong for you. You're going to date them anyway, though, because that's what you do in your 20s. Chandler dated Janice, for far longer than was reasonable. Monica dated "Fun Bobby" who was only fun because he was a raging alcoholic. Phoebe dated a guy who couldn't keep his nuts from hanging out of his shorts. Joey dated a girl who keeps punching him. Ross dated a woman who was really hot but also had a really, really dirty apartment. These are all variations on the same theme: weirdos you're going to sleep with in your 20s before you know better.

You're going to live with roommates for longer than you'd planned. Much longer.

When you were a kid, and you imagined yourself as a real, live, certified grown-up, did you picture yourself living with a platonic roommate in an apartment roughly the size of your parents' living room? Not a chance. One big wakeup call when you actually reach your 20s is that not only can you not afford the big, beautiful house you thought you'd be living in at this age, you can't even afford to live in a sixth-floor walk-up shoebox without a roomie to split the rent. Sure, Joey and Chandler and Monica and Rachel lived together for so long because they were BFFs ... but also because they probably couldn't afford not to.

You might fall in love with a gay guy (or girl).

And they're not going to love you back, and you're going to have to come to terms with that. It happens. This happened to both Ross and Phoebe, to different degrees. Ross' first wife, Carol, realizes she's a lesbian when she meets Susan at the gym, and goes on to have an affair that turns into a marriage. Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice skater. Okay, okay, she did it to help him get his green card, but that's a thing adults have to deal with too! Getting married so you can cross country lines? Very 20-something issue to deal with.

You might never earn your parents' approval, and it turns out that's okay.

People spend a lot of their young lives trying to live up to who they think they're expected to be. A whole lot of that self-imposed expectation often comes from their parents. When you hit your groove in your late 20s and start making life choices for you and not for the you you think you're supposed to be (see: No. 1), it suddenly gets easier to distance yourself from familial expectations.

It took some of the Friends characters longer to get there than others. Monica spent many seasons trying to earn the approval of her stuck-up mother and went fairly crazy doing it. But guess what? It was all good, because, in the end, Monica finally realized that the only person she had to impress was herself. It's a good day when you have that particular "aha" moment. (Spoiler alert: Sometimes this doesn't happen until your 30s. Be patient.)

Friends really are the family you choose.

This is never more true than when you're living in a city far from home, sometimes on a different coast or even continent and you're still single. In the weird, figuring-it-out in-between time that is all of your 20s (sorry, it really is), the carefully curated group of close friends you choose to spend your time with really does serve as your makeshift family. And sometimes, that family is just as good (or better!) than the one you were born into.


Let's celebrate the show anniversary with the quotes, the gifs, the stories, and everything you got, ONTD!
23 Sep 05:11

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