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lichtenstrange:

prenons:

Prince George receives a giant stuffed wombat from Australia’s Governor General. 
In other news, George and the Wombat sounds like an excellent new children’s book series.


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lichtenstrange:

prenons:

Prince George receives a giant stuffed wombat from Australia’s Governor General. 

In other news, George and the Wombat sounds like an excellent new children’s book series.

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wherethereisteathereiskirsty tagged me in this

Always post the rules
Answer all the questions the person who tagged you ask and write eleven new ones
Tag more people and link them to the post, actually tell them you tagged them

Your Questions areee:

1. How old are you? 20
2. How old would you like to be? Either retired (free time!) or 22 because a) I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I’M FEELING TWENTY TWOOOOO and b) I will have a degree and hopefully a job by then. 
3. Can you do any accents other than your own? not well/
4. If you could assassinate any one in the world right now who would it be? (yes I know assassination is bad) - I feel like answering this with a real life person gets you put on govt watchlists, but I am very mad at everyone involved in making -that- scene in this weeks game of thrones into something very different from the book
5. Do you have a favourite pair of socks? YES I wore them yesterday, they’re really soft and they have anthropomorphised junk food on them. 
6. Who is your best friend? i really hate the phrase, but I guess who I’m closest to at the moment are my housemates
7. Do you have a crush on someone? (Yes I’m a 13 year old girl) - not really. which is sad. 
8. How do you take your tea? some milk, no sugar, fairly strong.
9. Favourite line from any film ever? I have to pick one line from all of cinema? Possibly this from the History Boys: (on going to Oxbridge) Me? I wouldn’t waste the money. I’d go to Newcastle and be happy. - the whole film has some great quotes.
10. Is the answer to life really 42? Probably not (but it depends on the question)

I’m not tagging anyone, but if you’re bored and/or procrastinating (like me) then here’s some questions

  1. What book are you reading right now?
  2. Favourite television program?
  3. Do you leave conditioner in for a few minutes each time like the bottle tells you?
  4. What’s your one desert-island beauty product?
  5. Do you enjoy clothes shopping?
  6. How far ahead do you plan in life?
  7. Diet coke, coke zero or regular coca cola?
  8. What’s the most impressive thing you’ve made from scratch (crafts or cooking)?
  9. Can you drive? (manual or automatic?)
  10. Who are your ultimate OTP?

Daniel Franzese, Damian of Mean Girls, comes out -- and don't you dare say he's too gay to function

gaywrites:

Ten years after the debut of the life-altering movie that is Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese, who played openly gay high schooler Damian, has come out as gay.

Franzese, now 36, wrote a letter to his character that was published in IndieWire. He asks himself why it had taken him so long to come out as gay, saying that his portrayal of Damian actually set him back in Hollywood and in his own personal coming to terms with himself.

The whole thing is damn insightful and meaningful, but here’s a particularly telling excerpt about how Daniel’s career took an unexpected turn after he played Damian:

One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.”  The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with.  She and I had even moved to L.A. together. I figured I was perfect for it.

They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.”  The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.

However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke? 

So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the ‘Mean Girls’ premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.  

Why come out now, then? 

It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street - some of them in tears - and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.  

Before you make the “too gay to function” joke, which I totally did before I finished reading the article, listen to what he has to say about it:

I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only OK when Janis says it.

It takes some serious guts to be this open about the intermingling of your career and your personal life, especially when admitting that playing a beloved character in a classic movie has impacted you in a negative way. I have loads of respect for this man. Congrats, Daniel. 

howardentlyiadmireandloveyou:

lets play a fun game (because tomorrow i will be taken away from my books again D:)

these are the first lines of some books. tell me what the book is. (obviously i can’t stop you googling it but like… just don’t)

  1. The birds plummeted to the tarmac, wings loose and limp
  2. It was a nice day.
  3. We slept in what had once been a gymnasium. - The Handmaid’s Tale - identified by sesquedoodle
  4. First the colours.
  5. "You’ve got to be kidding me," the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest.
  6. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - identified by never-wanted-to-dance 
  7. Dear friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have. -The Perks of Being a Wallflower - identified by ohdeeremma 
  8. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.  - Wuthering Heights - identified by ohdeeremma
  9. "Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.  Little Women - identified by never-wanted-to-dance
  10. Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - identified by sesquedoodle
  11. "We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.A Game of Thrones - identified by ohdeeremma
  12. Sunday August 23rd, My Bedroom, Raining, 10:00am: Dad had Uncle Eddie round so naturally they had to come and nose around and see what I was up to.  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - identified by never-wanted-to-dance
  13. No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her to be born an heroine.  Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen - identified by pigeon-wishes
  14. The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
  15. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. - Jane Eyre - identified by never-wanted-to-dance

okay go. 

obligatory question mark to make an answer box appear?

reblogging so more people can have a go

(the remaining authors, not in order, are Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, Malinda Lo, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, Marcus Zuzak)

lets play a fun game (because tomorrow i will be taken away from my books again D:)

these are the first lines of some books. tell me what the book is. (obviously i can’t stop you googling it but like… just don’t)

  1. The birds plummeted to the tarmac, wings loose and limp
  2. It was a nice day.
  3. We slept in what had once been a gymnasium.
  4. First the colours.
  5. "You’ve got to be kidding me," the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest.
  6. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - identified by never-wanted-to-dance
  7. Dear friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have.
  8. I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with. 
  9. "Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.  Little Women - identified by never-wanted-to-dance
  10. Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways.
  11. "We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.
  12. Sunday August 23rd, My Bedroom, Raining, 10:00am: Dad had Uncle Eddie round so naturally they had to come and nose around and see what I was up to.  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - identified by never-wanted-to-dance
  13. No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her to be born an heroine.  Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen - identified by pigeon-wishes
  14. The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
  15. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. - Jane Eyre - identified by never-wanted-to-dance

okay go. 

obligatory question mark to make an answer box appear?