Years and years ago, there was a production of The Tempest, out of doors, at an Oxford college on a lawn, which was the stage, and the lawn went back towards the lake in the grounds of the college, and the play began in natural light. But as it developed, and as it became time for Ariel to say his farewell to the world of The Tempest, the evening had started to close in and there was some artificial lighting coming on. And as Ariel uttered his last speech, he turned and he ran across the grass, and he got to the edge of the lake and he just kept running across the top of the water — the producer having thoughtfully provided a kind of walkway an inch beneath the water. And you could see and you could hear the plish, plash as he ran away from you across the top of the lake, until the gloom enveloped him and he disappeared from your view.

And as he did so, from the further shore, a firework rocket was ignited, and it went whoosh into the air, and high up there it burst into lots of sparks, and all the sparks went out, and he had gone.

When you look up the stage directions, it says, ‘Exit Ariel.’

Tom Stoppard, University of Pennsylvania, 1996 (via flameintobeing)
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sonatagreen:

theunitofcaring:

- x

Orders a . Orders a “. Orders a .

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capnpea:

How did Skype become the most popular IM and call application when it is possibly the most ornery and broken software I have ever willingly interacted with

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travel-as-a-happy-hippie:

0nechoice:

THANK YOU JENNI HERD

THANK YOU

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pleasecallmesurely:

you wanna know what kind of questions stage managers get asked?

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Questions like this

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And this

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anY NUDITY

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goddammit Alex I’m not even your stage manager!

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SHE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE!

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astreana:

FUCK

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whatiwantthisgigaupdate:

seriously though. today the entire fandom was like

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foxysmoulder:

i hope everyone realizes that Drax literally drunk dialed Ronan and almost got them all killed

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best-days-of-my-flerm:

kristoffbjorgman:

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…you’re lucky I’m a stubborn asshole because these took way longer to make than I’d like to admit.

holy fucking shit

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azogthekingofflowers:

221cbakerstreet:

Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit movie: deep, meaningful destiny to reclaim ancestral homeland

Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit book: 

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pinkmany:

pinkmany:

why was girl at school walking around with a goddamn starbucks cup wtf

and i’m not saying that bc “ughhhh girls and their starbucks”

but like

there are no starbucks in this country…. the closest one is 220 miles away

so…. did she come back from the one…

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spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace:

I read the tweet, and then I read the username.

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korranation:

BOOK 4 OFFICIAL TRAILER!!!

It’s here! The epic, amazing, and tearbending trailer for the final Legend of Korra season has arrived. Check it out and reblog with your best reaction gif.

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misscantii:

ionaonie:

hazelgracelancaster:

Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it.

The bleeping. The bleeping. I just. THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME WORDS. 

I love that he knows only one got bleeped.

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