"I started dancing when I was seven and started dancing professionally when I was seventeen. I was doing it because I was fun… I loved it."
Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen
I went to school with Trevor and a lot of my friends know him. I’ve always loved his work, but I love the new level of spunk he’s added to his personal projects.
Natalie Dormer and Katie McGrath do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Natalie Dormer as Cressida in Mockingjay: Part 1
or, Bella’s Attempt to Beg Money from her amazing beautiful Tumblr Followers.
I realize how long this is. Please read it anyway. I’m also going to make a tag “bella needs your help” on my tumblr and I’ll keep you posted. I know the idea of this having any sort of reaction is so small but IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I need this to have hundreds of notes. It needs to be said.
I hate the idea of doing this with every fiber of my being. And it’s a completely self-inflicted problem. If any of my friends asked me to borrow money just on video games and booze, or pizza, or literally anything, I’d give them money with no problem. (And, to be honest, maybe that’s part of the reason why I’m in this mess to begin with.)
What mess, Bella?
A few years ago, I was in a car accident. Because of that, I had to buy a new car. Instead of using the insurance money to buy a used car completely, I was nudged and convinced by a car salesman to buy a used car and continue to pay it off. This was a mistake. Since then, I’ve had jobs that pay me little to nothing. This isn’t a problem unique to me. But what happens from that is that I pay things at the expense of other things. If I pay my phone bill, my car insurance gets impatient. If I pay my car insurance, my car payment calls once a day. If I pay off my car, my phone gets cut off.
Oh, and if I buy food, pretty much everything goes out the window.
I’m blessed enough to be living under a roof where I don’t have to pay rent, outside of running errands for my sister, otherwise I don’t know what sort of life I’d be living at this point.
Well, that’s sad. But what’s wrong now?
I thought I was balancing everything better than I actually was. Monday afternoon, I came home to a letter from my car financing saying that if I don’t pay the rest of the car loan off, they will take my car.
To give perspective, my job is a delivery driver. If I lose my car, I lose my job. They ~might~ give me an inshop position, but that’s unlikely. Also, considering almost a hundred percent of what I provide for to my rent-free living is car based (driving sister to school, going to the store, etc), as much as they say otherwise I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to live here. So I’ll lose my car, job, and home in the blink of an eye.
Shit indeed, vague disembodied bold voice. But, there’s hope. (Okay, no, there isn’t.) But this is where I’m at right now.
Photographer Lassi Rautiainen recently captured the profound partnership between a she-wolf and a brown bear in the wilds of northern Finland. For days, he witnessed the strange pair meet every evening to share food after a hard day of hunting. No one knows when or how this relationship was formed, “but it is certain that by now each of them needs the other.” - Source
"I’m not laughing. I haven’t laughed since my wife died."
"Why did you laugh when your wife died?"
A Touch of Cloth is Charlie Brooker’s “spoof of every British crime drama made in the last decade”, which packs more spot-on parody, visual gags and groan-inducing puns into the first five minutes of each episode than most comedies manage in an entire series. It’s both excellent and underrated.
It stars John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth and Suranne Jones as DC Anne Oldman, along with regulars and guest-stars including Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Daisy Beaumont, Todd Carty, Anna Chancellor, Stephen Dillane, Karen Gillan.
There have been three two-episode series and I think you’ll all love it. If that winning argument hasn’t convinced you yet, check out this trailer for the first series or even better this awesome chase sequence.
In my quest to spread it’s spoof-tastic joy I’ve uploaded all six episodes to Mega, so they are available to download here [x]. Enjoy!
Lucy Liu & Idris Elba at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)