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Les Misérables
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Orphan Black s2
In the Flesh


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Les Misérables
e/R fanfiction


Orphan Black s2
In the Flesh


*Puts brief case down on the table and takes off glasses very seriously* “So about that AU we discussed that one time.”


Favourite Books: The Princess Bride, William Goldman
"Even today, that’s how I summon back my father when the need arises. Slumped and squinting and halting over words, giving me Morgenstern’s masterpiece as best he could. The Princess Bride belonged to my father.”


Shu Pei Qin by Bojana Tatarska for Glass Magazine, October 2012


Costume design by Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s creative director, for a ballet of Maurice Ravel’s 17-minute composition Bolero, based on the Spanish dance, a collaboration between Marina Abramovic and Belgian choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet; photographed for Dazed & Confused July 2013

Speaking of his initial costume inspirations, Riccardo Tisci said, “I wanted to create something very strong, very sexual. And very me. I was inspired by romance. The skeleton design is very dramatic but the nude colour of the fabric has a sense of romance- I wanted the dancers to feel naked. For me, the skeleton balanced death and beauty. I decided not to use materials associated with classic ballet, such as feathers and beading. I wanted to keep it minimal but also strong, because the bolero is about jealousy and intensity. I began with the black cape, because it has been key to my career. I imagined the men and women turning in the cape. I imagined the moment they would remove the cape, and underneath would be a nude catsuit in illusion tulle embroidered with a lace skeleton. They shed several layers as they dance, just like the lifecycle of animals or flowers losing their petals. They became these moving skeletons, strong and fragile at the same time.”


oppressors paint famous radicals as soft pacifists because they know quiet rebellion (read: quiet acceptance of the system) won’t get us anywhere. if you manage to convince someone that their hero was peaceful and kind even in the face of oppression, you manage to squash rebellion before it can rise up. 


Joly and Bossuet being invited to a Halloween party at the age of 17 and deciding to go as Batman and Robin.

Joly and Bossuet not designating who is going as Batman and who is going as Robin.

Joly and Bossuet both turning up as Robin because they thought the other would want to be Batman.

Joly and Bossuet being teased by a girl they’ve never met before who is dressed in a full Batman costume.

Joly and Bossuet spending the entire night talking and laughing with this exciting girl called Musichetta and feeling like they’ve finally found a missing part of their group.

Joly and Bossuet arguing intently the next day about whether it was an appropriate time to call her yet because they just want to bring justice to the world with that intelligent wonderful girl they met last night and please can we call her now Joly she understood my Star Trek references