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Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.



Ice cream cones = summer!

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[Image: Billy Kaplan and Teddy Altman standing together; Billy is gesturing with his fingers. In the next image, from Billy’s POV, he’s framing Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers with his hands, his fingers pointed at the backs of their heads, as if to push them together. They’re both wearing Captain America uniforms.]


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Reblogging not just because special effects are cool but because body doubles, stunt doubles, acting doubles, talent doubles — all the people whose faces we’re not supposed to see but whose bodies make movies and tv shows possible — these people need and deserve more recognition. We see their bodies onscreen, delight in the shape and motion of those bodies, but even as we pick apart everything else that goes on both on and behind the screen, I just don’t see the people who are those bodies getting the love and recognition they deserve.

We’re coming to love and recognize actors who work in full-body makeup/costumes, such as Andy Serkis, or actors whose entire performances, or large chunks thereof, are motion captured or digitized (lately sometimes also Andy Serkis!). But people like Leander Deeny play an enormous part in making characters such as Steve Rogers come to life, too. Body language is a huge part of a performance and of characterization. For characters/series with a lot of action, a stunt person can have a huge influence on how we read and interpret a character, such as the influence Heidi Moneymaker has had on the style and choreography of Black Widow’s signature fighting style. Talent doubles breathe believability and discipline-specific nuance into demanding storylines.

Actors are creative people themselves, and incredibly important in building the characters we see onscreen. But if we agree that they’re more than dancing monkeys who just do whatever the directors/writers say, then we have to agree that doubles are more than that, too. Doubles make creative decisions too, and often form strong, mutually supportive relationship with actors.

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Image 1: “I would like to thank Kathryn Alexandre, the most generous actor I’ve ever worked opposite.”

Image 2: “Kathryn who’s playing my double who’s incredible.”

[ Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany on her acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, two images from a set on themarysue, via lifeofkj ]

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I’ve got a relationship that goes back many, many years with Dave. And I would hate for people to just see that image of me and Dave and go, “oh, there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.” Because I would never even for a moment want them to assume that Dave was anything except for an incredibly important person in my life.

[ Daniel Radcliffe talking about David Holmes, his stunt double for 2001-2009, who was paralysed while working on the Harry Potter films. David Holmes relates his story here. Gifset via smeagoled ]

With modern tv- and film-making techniques, many characters are composite creations. The characters we see onscreen or onstage have always been team efforts, with writers, directors, makeup artists, costume designers, special effects artists, production designers, and many other people all contributing to how a character is ultimately realized in front of us. Many different techniques go into something like the creation of Skinny Steve — he’s no more all Leander Deeny than he is all Chris Evans.

But as fandom dissects the anatomy of scenes in ever-increasing detail to get at microexpressions and the minutiae of body language, let’s recognize the anatomy in the scenes, too. I don’t mean to take away from the work Chris Evans or any other actors do (he is an amazing Steve Rogers and I love him tons), but fandom needs to do better in recognizing the bodies, the other people, who make up the characters we love and some of our very favourite shots of them. Chris Evans has an amazing body, but so does Leander Deeny — that body is beautiful; that body mimicked Chris Evans’s motions with amazing, skilled precision; that body moved Steve Rogers with emotion and grace and character.

Fandom should do better than productions and creators who fail to be transparent about the doubles in their productions. On the screen, suspension of disbelief is key and the goal is to make all the effort that went into the production vanish and leave only the product itself behind. But when the film is over and the episode ends, let’s remember everyone who helped make that happen.


[ Sam Hargrave (stunt double for Chris Evans) and James Young (stunt double for Sebastian Stan, and fight choreographer), seen from behind, exchange a fistbump while in costume on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Image via lifeofkj ]

I applaud these guys as much as the suit actors in my japanese tokusatsu shows. They do just as much work. 

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Baby hippos are the best

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The Antidote- Ricky & Zack (Krystal & Pharside)







I wanted to download We Will Rock You, but…



everytime i hear this my lungs hurt from laughing



This is actually brilliant!

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you better czechoslovakia before you wreckyoslovkia

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Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

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Ok so? Yeah there's a few pretty south asian people in the media but in general y'all tend to be the ugliest group of people on earth lol, sheesh learn how to take a compliment. It's a good thing that your turned out pretty whilst being born into one of the ugliest races on the planet

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srsly, please get your head outta your ass and look around. you’re honestly embarassing yourself, being a total tool.

like y’all white ppl got














you are beyond gone, my friend.

that’s not even a compliment!!!!! that’s some bullshit you’re throwing at me, or anyone else for that matter. if you think that’s a compliment, telling me i’m pretty “for a south asian” i’d rather your lame bitch ass keep it to yourself. if someone’s attractive, then they’re just that: attractive. not attractive for a…..

you forreal are just so ignorant and messed up, smfh i pity you. i don’t understand how ppl like you still exist on this earth w/ this fucked up mindset thinking you can go around and tell ppl that they’re pretty for a…… person. i don’t have to be WHITE or have WHITE mixed in me to be considered beautiful, nor does anyone else. fuck your norms and standards, and get your bitch ass off my blog, and don’t you dare come back w/ this bullshit. 

As awesome as this post is, it would’ve been even cooler to show some of your darker skinned beauties.

and why not athletes who have inspired a nation of 1.3 Billion and more across the globe






More appreciation for dark-skinned South Asian women

Btw doing this less for the racist anon and more to show appreciation for dark-skinned desis because there is no way South Asian people need to prove their worth by showing how well some of us can conform to conventional beauty standards and eurocentric features. Dark skin, big noses, hooked noses, natural lip liner, and dark eye circles for ever.


















The last 2 are Naseem Hameed (Pakistani track and field athlete dubbed the fastest woman in Asia after winning a gold medal in the 100 metres at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka) and Preeja Sreedharan (Indian long-distance runner who  holds Indian National Record for both 5000 and 10,000 metres and won Gold in the 10000 metre event and Silver in 5000 metres in the Guangzhou Asian Games.


I just wanna do cute things with you like crush the patriarchy, fight for gender equality and help to destroy racism

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i found it

this is what the WOD end game raid is going to be like 

this is it

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Scarlett Johansson out with fiance Romain Dauriac getting ice cream in New York City, 8.17.14

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What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.

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