|—||Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope (via bookphile)|
ANGEL: There was one thing about you…
ANGEL: Yeah, I never told anybody about this, but I liked your poems.
SPIKE: You like Barry Manilow…
Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly faced off over white privilege on last night’s Daily Show. Click here to watch the extended interview.
Emily Nussbaum on television shows with “morally sketchy” heroines:
“For some viewers, the idea that her flaws were there on purpose, that they were the whole point, remains hard to swallow. But ‘relatability’ is a trap—it’s a cage for artistic ambition. When it comes to role models … we may simply be looking for love in the wrong places: instead of looking to the show, we should look to the showrunner.”
Above: Mindy Kaling in “The Mindy Project.” Photograph by Isabella Vosmikova / Fox / Everett.
“Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.”
— Dylan Thomas
A girl must prioritise. Wallowing in the grief of betraying an ex-boyfriend or following the guy most likely to blow up Neptune High? Hell, give me a stick of gum to chew and I’ll do all three at once.
|—||Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (via quoted-books)|
foreshadowing in the buffyverse (part 2)
→ dawn’s arrival in to the world and buffy’s exit from it
This is one of the more well known examples of foreshadowing in the show but also the most intricate. Dawn’s presence is first hinted at in 3x22 (“Miss Muffet”) by Faith and is then referred to as such again by one of Glory’s victims in 5x2. The 730 stands for the number of days in two years. Two years pass exactly between this episode and 5x22 (withing the show) when Dawn is destined to die (hence the countdown). This number shows up on Buffy’s clock in 4x22, however Tara points out that it is “completely wrong” as one year has passed and now only one year remains of the “countdown”. Faith mentions “little sis” in a dream in 4x15. Both these scenes take place in Buffy’s bedroom which is the first place the audience ever sees Dawn. And Tara’s warning (originally intended to be delivered by Faith for continuity) “be back before Dawn” is given in the previous episode to Dawn’s first appearance. Faith is also responsible for foreshadowing the time of Buffy’s death. During the bodyswap of 4x16, Faith uses a credit card (either Buffy or Joyce’s), with the expiration date of May 2001. Buffy’s death takes place in the same month of the same year and this episode (5x22) aired on May 22 2001, almost 730 days (so roughly two years) after 3x22 first aired on television.
one of my favorite members of the ahs troupe singing one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists OK RYAN MURPHY YOU WIN I’LL START WATCHING THIS SEASON