On a scale of Diana Goodman to Melchior Gabor, how well are the ghosts of your loved ones advising you in concern to your suicidal feelings?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, and New Girl have all been renewed for new seasons, Fox announced Friday.
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is heading to ABC. Tompkins will star in ABC’s New Hampshire-set family single-camera comedy from executive producer Brian Gallivan opposite Molly Shannon. The untitled single-camera comedy (formerly known as Bambi Cottages) centers on an overworked father (Tompkins) dreaming of being “on vacation all year” who moves his family, the Burkes, from the city to New Hampshire, where they open a group of tourist cottages.
OPPOSITE MOLLY SHANNON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption
I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell
this was so confusing when i first read it because i’m australian and in australia july IS midwinter
Probably reblogging this but when I finally put two and two together I. Lost. My. Shit.
It has been confirmed that Imelda Staunton, Kevin Whately and Lara Pulver will star in Chichester’s revival of Gypsy this summer. Directed by Jonathan Kent, the production will run between 7th October and 8th November 2014.
The musical is based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is often described as ‘one of the greatest Broadway musicals’.
OH MY GOD.
- if you were up to date your computer was probably running windows 95
- there was no standard word processing application (I used Word Perfect, who remembers that one?)
- “the internet” was usually synonymous with “AOL” (although some folks used Prodigy or Compuserve)
- AOL had a lot of content, including message boards, chat rooms, IM, etc.
- fandom existed primarily on newsgroups, mailing lists, and message boards
- if you were on AOL, you might find fellow fans by SEARCHING THE PROFILES OF ALL AOL USERS FOR INTEREST IN YOUR FANDOM AND THEN RANDOMLY IMING THEM CAN YOU BELIEVE WE USED TO DO THAT AND IT WORKED JFC
- chatting for non-aol users was accomplished with IRC and ICQ (uh oh!)
- the best web browser was Netscape Navigator
- you paid for internet BY THE MINUTE and it was a great day when AOL changed to a flat monthly fee for unlimited access
- you didn’t use the internet for too long at a time anyway because you were tying up your phone line. Or, you got a second line for your computer.
- websites involved lots of tiled backgrounds, flashing text, and marquees. Most had a single banner image because graphics took forever to load.
- the word “blog” did not exist
- fanfiction was hosted on your own personal website or on an archive website someone in your fandom set up. You might have fic in multiple archives.
- to share fanfic with people IRL you either had to save to a floppy for them or print it out.
- the bulk of mailing lists were on egroups which later was purchased by yahoo and turned into yahoo groups
- website hosting services included GeoCities, angelfire, Xoom, and others I feel like I’m forgetting right now
- web search was ineffective and fairly useless. You had to search multiple providers (yahoo, alta vista, lycos) which would each give vastly different results, until metasearch came along and consolidated them for you
- to find sites in your fandom you would go to one site and see which webrings they were a member of, then look through the webrings. Some people wouldn’t let you into their webring if they didn’t think you were cool enough.
- every website with fanfic had layers and layers of disclaimers and if applicable adult content warnings you had to click through to get to the content
- we have come a long way in the past 20 years (also jfc I’m old)
Also if you were in some kind of media fandom you often had to rely on the kindness of fellow fans to send you video tapes compiling hard-to-find material
Fact: If there were a button I could press to make Sir Patrick Stewart a regular fake news correspondent I would never stop pressing it
Though I would never wish harm, personal misfortune, illness, or injury to either Stewart or Colbert, there is a part of me that hopes for a day in which one of these hosts cannot perform the afternoon’s taping but for some reason it can’t be cancelled so someone has to call up Patrick Stewart in Park Slope and be all like, “Sir Patrick! We need you to do the fake news!” And then Patrick Stewart fills in for an entire episode as host and the entire Internet is never heard from again because we’ve died.
"Were you surprised when Jo’s comments about the Ron/Hermione thing, like, it became this huge thing everywhere…"
Emma Hunton performs “Anyway” by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk