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Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan on the tv series Power.

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"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." Maximus Decimus Meridius
Jul 21, 2014 / 6 notes

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"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." Maximus Decimus Meridius

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Greetings and Salutations. Midway through 2014. I am not doing any theme months like I did at the beginning of 2014 BUT I will be playing an hour of nothing but rap/hip hop music this Friday night. About 95% rap I feel has no artistic merit other than it lines the coffers of many. That said please make plans to stop by and listen to my radio show Journeying to the Gateway from 11pm to 1am at KJSR.net. I, DJ Chele Belle, and the patron saint of the show, David Gandy, appreciate any and all aural patronage. If you are using a cellphone to listen then use this addy: celeste.kjsr.net:8000. Thanks.

TRACK LISTING FOR Friday July 18 Show:

1. Apache by The Sugar Hill Gang
2. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron
3. Your Revolution by Sarah Jones
4. Freaks Come Out At Night by Whodini
5. The Way You Move by Outkast
6. INC Ride by Masta Ace Incorporated
7. Hey Lover by LL Cool J feat. Boyz II Men
8. Beautiful by Mary J. Blige feat Mos Def & Talib Kweli
9. UMI Says by Mos Def
10. Lovin’ I Lost by Common
11. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) by De La Soul
12. 1991 by Azealia Banks
13. Temptations by 2Pac
14. Uptown Anthem [from the JUICE soundtrack] by Naughty by Nature
15. Hit Me by Mystikal
16. Dy-Na-Mi-Tee by Ms. Dynamite
17. One by Vicky Green
18. White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) by Grandmaster Flash
19. G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It’s a New Day) by Asher Roth
20. Believe by Q-Tip feat. D’Angelo
21. Push It by Salt-n-Pepa
22. Hard White (Up In The Club) by Yelawolf feat. Lil Jon
23. Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool
24. The Rapper by The Jaggerz

Jul 19, 2014 / 1,436 notes

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#HQ - Benedict Cumberbatch performs during the Hay Festival on May 31, 2014 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales

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Jul 18, 2014 / 12 notes

Greetings and Salutations. Midway through 2014. I am not doing any theme months like I did at the beginning of 2014 BUT I will be playing an hour of nothing but rap/hip hop music this Friday night. About 95% rap I feel has no artistic merit other than it lines the coffers of many. That said please make plans to stop by and listen to my radio show Journeying to the Gateway from 11pm to 1am at KJSR.net. I, DJ Chele Belle, and the patron saint of the show, David Gandy, appreciate any and all aural patronage. If you are using a cellphone to listen then use this addy: celeste.kjsr.net:8000. Thanks.

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Sumatran Tiger (by sparky2000)
Jul 17, 2014 / 584 notes

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Sumatran Tiger (by sparky2000)

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Happy birthday to our ancestor June Jordan, a muse supreme as an essayist, poet and feminist activist. Am totally honoured that she picked my poem "Dis U.N: for Rwanda" for 1st prize in the Sojourner Poetry Prize way back in 2001…
As Angela Davis said of her in a eulogy: : “She changed people’s worlds with her words and she created beauty in the process”.‪#‎WeAreTheOnesWeHaveBeenWaitingFor‬ 
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Jul 17, 2014 / 25 notes

wansolwata:

Happy birthday to our ancestor June Jordan, a muse supreme as an essayist, poet and feminist activist. Am totally honoured that she picked my poem "Dis U.N: for Rwanda" for 1st prize in the Sojourner Poetry Prize way back in 2001…

As Angela Davis said of her in a eulogy: : “She changed people’s worlds with her words and she created beauty in the process”.‪#‎WeAreTheOnesWeHaveBeenWaitingFor‬ 

[Image by Alexis Pauline Gumbs]

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Jul 17, 2014 / 51 notes

Anonymous said: In a sense Tony and Kerry’s chemistry might have oversold a relationship that is supposed to be defined in the negative.' Precisely. This was not meant to be a romance. The writers saw the chemistry and altered the relationship enough to get a steady viewership. Now the show is in safe territory ratings and renewal wise, so they're methodically destroying everything about the relationship that made it work. They may yet have Fitz hit Olivia in some misbegotten attempt to minimise Jake's violence

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My sympathies to those still on the olitz ship. I will be here to reblog the pretty gifs of their sexy times and earnest  declarations of love and plans for a future that never really takes specific form. Then I will wipe your virtual tears and make soothing noises when they go through their regularly scheduled breaks and hurt each over and over again because life is not a fairy tale. Least I can do really.

You know in theory  I dont even have a problem with olitz not  ending up together. My biggest problem  is that the alternative is just as shitty and frankly not that interesting. Why does olivia need to pick between her married absentee boyfriend and the dude who has to actively manipulate her to ‘save him’ ? Cant she just wake up one morning with a smidgen of self awareness and say “I should try to be alone for a bit, clear my head, get my life back” Is that so hard? or is the assumption that the audience is too infantile to watch something like that so we need to have her ping pong between two dudes so each ship can sail? I wish they’d give us more credit than that… or at least do something to fundamentally shake up the status quo but what do i know? 

That would be F up!!!

I’m here for Olivia choosing herself over everyone, since the show is essentially about her journey. Olitz is magical but I’ve come to terms with the show ending with them pinning for each other.Let’s face it the creative capacity of Shondaland’s writers is absurdly limited and has stunted how far the main ship can sail.

They really believe Olitz being together would push a fairytale feel and harm the integrity of the show. The show has already lost some of integrity by being dubbed a soap and falling into “romance novel/fairytale” territory with all of the pinning and rendezvous. Just go hard or go home already !

It’s sad that fanfics have dealt with Olitz more maturely than the show ever could. I’ve seen people write circles around canon dealing with Fitz’s children, Mellie’s ire, racism in the public eye, Olivia’s leaving OPA as a conflict of interest, Olitz having children in the WH, outside of the WH. There are storylines possible for Fitz outside of the WH but that would mean kissing Mellie goodbye. 

ALL THE ABOVE, especially the bolded! The whole party line that the show would be boring if Olitz got together (pushed by SR, SF, KW) is especially distressing because we all know that there is still so much more ground to cover even if they were together. In fact, I think it would be MORE surprising if the lead couple were put together early on in a series rather than inventing artificial ways to keep them apart.

But what I want to bring up is another morsel of information that came from Tony’s Sway interview. He mentioned BY originally being scheduled to be on the show for only like 3 episodes (not new information), then afterwards a divorce would happen and she’d be gone (new information, IMO). So what were they planning to do then if Fitz no longer had that impediment and he was free to be with Olivia?

The long and short of it is this: SR never had a clear plan for Scandal (contrary to what she says about knowing when the show should end, the story being finite, etc, etc). The story is all over the place. So anything being said after the fact should be taken with a grain of salt. No logic can apply because it’s all according to SR’s whim.

Exactly. She’ll do the same thing in season 4 and then when it’s over come up with a new excuse. She is brilliant at introducing shows but very poor in long term execution.

Somehow between inception and implementation she takes a great idea and ruins it with her fucked up view of relationships. She is the female Michael Bay-she’s good at blowing things up but when she’s done there’s nothing left of value.

Reblogging for the on-point commentaries.

'In a sense Tony and Kerry’s chemistry might have oversold a relationship that is supposed to be defined in the negative.' Precisely. This was not meant to be a romance. The writers saw the chemistry and altered the relationship enough to get a steady viewership. Now the show is in safe territory ratings and renewal wise, so they're methodically destroying everything about the relationship that made it work.' AND with that the blinds were lifted away. This is probably some of the most spot on commentary about Scandal that I have read in a very very long time. That said if this bears out to be true than Shonda & Co. can count my viewership in the past tense. ON any given occassion I am watching 10 to 15 different shows….cutting one loose is not a hardship for me. I’ll miss the deliciously sublime chemistry of Fitz & Olivia BUT hey life’s just a tuff winding road…I’ll bear up well enough. No joke.

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