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projectunbreakable:

Hi everyone, it’s Grace. I wrote an article for the Huffington Post yesterday and I wanted to share it with you. It is something I have wanted to talk more about for a long time, but I haven’t had the courage to do so. Thank you to everyone involved in the project for teaching me how to be a little more brave.

Much love.

Grace’s passion and heart for her work were so evident when I actually got the chance to thank her in person for how Project Unbreakable had been helping me to be a better source of support for my friends who were survivors of sexual assault. I have been following this project for a while now and I had wondered if Grace had her own story to tell. And now we know the story, and why she had been reluctant to tell it. I’m glad she’s telling it now.

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Orphan Black. My new obsession. I have BBC America again so I’m catching up on season 1 right now. Tatiana Maslany’s performance as multiple versions of herself is really something.

It’s really nice to see a scifi/thriller TV show with several female leads and a really colorful group of supporting actors. I’m mentioning this only because it’s not currently the norm. But I’m sure that with shows like Orphan Black around, it will become more common with time. Plus, it passes the Bechdel test with flying colors.

And with all that said, the best way to praise the show is to say that it’s just damn good television.

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My students are creating storyboards today for their first big project. It’s actually a photo + music + titles project, so there aren’t actually any video sources involved.

I’m going to show the video above (in addition to several others) to get them in the right mindset.

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fruitvalestation:

Did you like Michael B. Jordan’s performance as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station? Vote for him for Breakthrough Performance of the Year at the MTV Movie Awards: http://on.mtv.com/1inBQeM

I still can’t believe that this movie got no recognition at the major award shows. It’s still my personal favorite of 2013.  
It’s funny that Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller are both nominees for this award. I can’t wait to see them together as Johnny Storm and Reed Richards in The Fantastic Four. Teller’s performance in The Spectacular Now was great as well.

fruitvalestation:

Did you like Michael B. Jordan’s performance as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station? Vote for him for Breakthrough Performance of the Year at the MTV Movie Awards: http://on.mtv.com/1inBQeM

I still can’t believe that this movie got no recognition at the major award shows. It’s still my personal favorite of 2013. 

It’s funny that Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller are both nominees for this award. I can’t wait to see them together as Johnny Storm and Reed Richards in The Fantastic Four. Teller’s performance in The Spectacular Now was great as well.

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Coal fired pizza with kalamata olives and prosciutto followed by a good shiraz and a bold cigar, all enjoyed with good friends = a great way to start the weekend.

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This school has no idea what next year will be like. With the number of teachers who are leaving after this semester, this place will not be the same. There will still be people who care about what happens here, but there will continue to be an administration that works against them.

I wish I could tell my students about the dirty stuff going on behind the scenes. I wish I could tell parents to enroll their kids elsewhere. But I know that those who remain will continue to fight the good fight, so the kids will still be in good hands. I just hope that my brothers and sisters in arms who stay behind will make it out alive.

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All the seniors are away today and tomorrow. I have three juniors in my media class, so we’re going to watch a movie. Based on who they are and their viewing history, I am going to pick between Unbreakable and The Prestige. I feel that both movies use many great techniques that we can study, and both have stories that they’ll find interesting. I’m leaning towards Unbreakable because I want to show them a time when Shyamalan was still doing good work. And because it tells an original superhero origin story.

Any input?

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One of my students is jealous because I have more followers on Tumblr than she does.

Thank you, dear followers, for making this possible. I think it’s hilarious.

I do think about all the people who decided to follow me because of one random thing I posted at some point. I actually feel a little bit of pressure here and there to make sure that I post more stuff about the various things that interest me. Right now, I am realizing that I haven’t posted anything about Jane Austen or Michael Mann in a while.

When I think about the seasons I’ve gone through on Tumblr, only one thing remains. I can’t stop wearing my heart on my sleeve. Thanks for putting up with the valleys. A few of you have been here from the beginning and you still continue writing, sharing, and reblogging.

Honestly, if any of you want to stay connected in a less anonymous way, let me know. I doubt I’ll stop using Tumblr anytime soon, but I guess there may come a day when I won’t be present on this site.

Oh, and I can’t wait to tell that student that three more people started following me today. :)  I honestly have no idea how you end up here, but you are welcome to stay as long as you want to.

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geekrest:

Most accurate depiction ever.

Then DC admits defeat, gives props to Marvel, and joins the winning team.