Orphan Black Poster by Me
Proof once again that Orphan Black fan artists are the best fan artists.
More #CloneClub art here.
an episode of hannibal where tom hiddleston guest stars and is far too polite for hannibal to eat him
swedish tradition: smack your friend when you see a yellow car
that’s not just Swedish we did this in high school? (in France)
i used to do that with Twingo cars
YES TWINGOS TOO I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE
yeah we did this in england too. with yellow cars and minis :)
germany does this as well oO
Imagine the feeling of driving a yellow car throughout europe
i dont know which part of germany does this but i have never heard of it
we in the north always did it with smarts. imagine what fun we had when we drove by smart city
It’s pretty hard to imagine the music of the Ainur but ‘Cloudbursting’, conducted by Eric Whitacre comes close for me.
The first part of the piece is quiet and gentle, with only one man singing before the rest of the choir starts picking up the harmony. “But for a long while they sang only each alone… then Iluvatar said to them: Of the theme that I have declared to you, I will now ye make in harmony together a Great Music.”
Then the choir sings together in amazing and complex harmonies, when about 2.30 when the lyrics start sounding a bit confused and darker until one woman speaks over the rest of the singers and then the harmonies picks up again, as if Iluvatar has corrected its course.
Then around the 5.30 minute mark (this is quite a long piece, but if you don’t want to listen to it all listen from about 5 to the end so that the difference can be heard) and rather than just the choral voices, the music explodes with bells and drums and I can almost hear Iluvatar say “Ea! Let these things be!”
Anyway, this has been my personal Music of the Ainur since I first heard it and I thought that I would share! Not sure if it is quite enough to fill a square on the Ainur Bingo card but I love it regardless.
(The 26 worst episodes of the 2013-14 television season, part 1 The A.V. Club)
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
oh my god this is heartbreaking
As you’ll see in the schedule, for Week 1 we’re all reading the first two (very tiny) books in The Silmarillion: The Ainulindale (which is the creation story) and The Valaquenta (which is basically a who’s who of Ainur, the powers.)
First time readers might be a little thrown off by the very abstract nature of The Ainulindale, but I recommend you just get into it. Play some music (like this playlist I made specifically for the event), and if at all possible I urge you to read these chapters at night under the stars - it really gets you in the mood, you know?