Monday, September 1, 2014

whitebeltwriter:

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

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I already loved this
BUT THEN I REALIZED IT’S KRISTEN BELL

(Source: fan-tastig)

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Wake up Eric, the agent’s here. And for heaven’s sake put some clothes on.
Book now available for pre-order on Amazon
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Wake up Eric, the agent’s here. And for heaven’s sake put some clothes on.

Book now available for pre-order on Amazon

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

theda-bara-brabin:

The replacement of a real God with a preferred God is one of the don’t-go-there’s in the Bible.

But don’t tell that to Hollywood, because the Bible didn’t invent the close-up.

Movies did.

And when movie goers first saw a close-up, some of them passed out.

It’s still the greatest special effect ever.

See, God is a very far off concept.

But this face is right in front of you, just like Theda Bara.

Never mind that she was really Theodosia Goodman, a nice Jewish girl from Cincinnati.

Hollywood transformed Theda Bara into the love child of a French artist an an Egyptian Princess, conceived on the Nile, born in the shadow of the Sphinx.

The damn girl had barely ever been out of Ohio.

She became the greatest screen Vamp of early films.

Hollywood had discovered that it could create a Goddess out of nothing but pure hype.

From the BBC documentary Rich Hall’s California Stars

eliaes:

👏👏

gwendabond:

Surprise! GIRL ON A WIRE is e-arly!
By which I mean it’s a Kindle First pick this month, in advance of its official release October 1. What does that mean? Besides the fact I did some chair-dancing?
It means it’s one of four books that you can read in e-book a month early, if you have a Kindle or use the Kindle app on one of your devices. Prime members can pick one free, and anyone with a Kindle or app can snag one for $1.99. It’s that simple.
If your book is chosen for this program, obviously it means that more people are likely to see it. But it also means that your editor writes something about it. And in my case, Courtney Miller wrote something so gorgeous and beautiful, I hardly feel worthy of it. It’s truly been a gift to work with Courtney, Kate Chynoweth and the whole Skyscape team, who have believed in this oddball book of mine since the start. And, of course, thanks always to my agent, Jenn Laughran, ringmaster of my career. So, do you like daredevils? Do you like feeling like the normal world is hiding secrets?
Go here to get your copy and read what Courtney wrote (or get one of the others — I’m sure they are all fabulous!).
Don’t have a Kindle? Well, this week I’ll be giving away this Kindle Paperwhite the publisher had made with an awesome custom cover *and* which is pre-loaded with the book. (I’ll give away a couple more later on.)

Champagne Not Included

What do you have to do to win? You can get up to two entries:
1) Sign up for my newsletter here by Friday, Sept. 5 at noon. (If you’re already signed up for the newsletter, you are already entered for this one.)
2) Drop a comment on the post at my blog something you love (or hate — if you’re some sort of deviant!) about circuses or daredevils.
U.S. only. And as always, sharing appreciated.
p.s. *waves* to any lovely people I met at DragonCon — which was such a treat. More on that later.
Post originally published here: http://www.gwendabond.com/bondgirl/2014/09/surprise-girl-on-a-wire-is-e-arly.html

gwendabond:

Surprise! GIRL ON A WIRE is e-arly!

By which I mean it’s a Kindle First pick this month, in advance of its official release October 1. What does that mean? Besides the fact I did some chair-dancing?

It means it’s one of four books that you can read in e-book a month early, if you have a Kindle or use the Kindle app on one of your devices. Prime members can pick one free, and anyone with a Kindle or app can snag one for $1.99. It’s that simple.

If your book is chosen for this program, obviously it means that more people are likely to see it. But it also means that your editor writes something about it. And in my case, Courtney Miller wrote something so gorgeous and beautiful, I hardly feel worthy of it. It’s truly been a gift to work with Courtney, Kate Chynoweth and the whole Skyscape team, who have believed in this oddball book of mine since the start. And, of course, thanks always to my agent, Jenn Laughran, ringmaster of my career. So, do you like daredevils? Do you like feeling like the normal world is hiding secrets?

Go here to get your copy and read what Courtney wrote (or get one of the others — I’m sure they are all fabulous!).

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, this week I’ll be giving away this Kindle Paperwhite the publisher had made with an awesome custom cover *and* which is pre-loaded with the book. (I’ll give away a couple more later on.)

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Champagne Not Included

What do you have to do to win? You can get up to two entries:

1) Sign up for my newsletter here by Friday, Sept. 5 at noon. (If you’re already signed up for the newsletter, you are already entered for this one.)

2) Drop a comment on the post at my blog something you love (or hate — if you’re some sort of deviant!) about circuses or daredevils.

U.S. only. And as always, sharing appreciated.

p.s. *waves* to any lovely people I met at DragonCon — which was such a treat. More on that later.

Post originally published here: http://www.gwendabond.com/bondgirl/2014/09/surprise-girl-on-a-wire-is-e-arly.html

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

unamusedsloth:

If alcohol labels told the truth.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
edithshead:

Kim Woo Bin by Eric Guillemainfor L’Uomo Vogue, 2013

edithshead:

Kim Woo Bin by Eric Guillemain
for L’Uomo Vogue, 2013

demonfox38:

The more I think about it, the more I would pick my apocalypse survival team to be nothing more than 1980s-1990s PBS hosts. (You know—assuming they were alive or resurrected at the time.)

So many apocalyptic shows/games are about people sitting around and squabbling over supplies, then dying. That’s a shitty way to live, even in shitty circumstances. You know that Mister Rogers would be diffusing arguments left and right to the point where people would feel bad just for raising their voice. Carl Sagan would keep everyone’s hopes up just by suggesting there are more decent people out there—aliens too, but more people. LeVar Burton would keep the kids educated and motivated in the worst of times, Julia Child would make the best food she could out of limited rations, and Bob Ross would make an excellent scout, given his good eye.

And if anyone still was a son of a bitch, Julia would snap his shotgun in half, stuff that turkey with the shattered remains of his gun and give him a little “seasoning”, and have Bob bury that offender’s corpse under some happy little trees.

You couldn’t bring the McLaughlin group along, though. Their constant bickering would just alert the horde and get everyone killed.

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superbnature:

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