Noctua Sapiens Nunquam Prehendendus

“Oh, you should always waste time when you don't have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule 408.” — The Doctor.

Luan, INTJ, a chronic procrastinator, a gauche creature and definitely a Hatstall.

Here you might find: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Merlin, Sherlock, Dexter, Downton Abbey, Torchwood, Game of Thrones, Elementary, Hannibal, Orphan Black, Orange Is the New Black, American Horror Story, Friends, Heroes, Prison Break and a lot of random stuff.

Beware! This is not a spoiler-free blog.
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"Since the age of 20, all of the interviews I’ve done have involved people asking about my impending failure, and how I felt about the possibility of that. And so, when you’re confronted with that so often, you start to react to it. My own reaction was always to kick hard against it and think, fuck it, you might as well be bold now, make some interesting choices and see where that takes you.” (x) (x)


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theundeadsiren:

This is relevant.


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swanjolras:

Man, this has been said before by cleverer folks than me, but sometimes you have to sit down and let the sheer size and age of the storytelling tradition just completely overwhelm you, ja feel?

Like — think for a second about how mind-bogglingly incredible it is that we know who Osiris is? That somebody just made him up one day, and told stories about him to their kids, and literally thousands and thousands of years later we are still able to go, “there was a god whose brother cut him into pieces,” it’s so arbitrary, it’s so incredible.

That in talking about Scheherazade and her husband, you are doing something that someone in every single generation has done since it was written — you are telling stories that have lasted an impossible amount of time.

Can you conceive of telling a story, and then traveling into the future and hearing that same story told — with alterations, and through media that you could not possibly conceive of, but your story — in the year 3214?

The fact that we (!) as a species (!) have been telling the same damn stories for so long — the fact that we’ve seen Homer’s Troy and Chaucer’s Troy and Shakespeare’s Troy and Troy with fucking Brad Pitt because we never fucking stop telling stories! Never, ever, ever!

We never stop caring about stories, or returning to the same stories, or putting our own spins on stories. We never stop talking about the characters as if they were real, or asking what happened next, or asking to hear it again.

Generation after generation, they never, ever, ever stop mattering to us.


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#This is amazing!

"When we took Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side… there’s a scene there in which a young woman is told by a very powerful official that ‘If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.’ And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: ‘To whom should I complain?’ And a woman in the audience shouted: ‘The police!’ And then she looked right at that woman and said: ‘If I did relate this, who would believe me?’ And the woman answered back, ‘No one, girl.’ And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of a historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at the Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period."  —

— Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose).

#BUT SADGFADSKFASKDHGS ART CONNECTING INSTEAD OF BEING SEPARATE FROM PEOPLE #OR THINKING ITSELF BETTER THAN PEOPLE #ART BEING FOR EVERYBODY #AUDIENCES BEING PART OF IT BECAUSE STORIES #STORIES AND PEOPLE’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH STORIES #PEOPLE CONNECTING TO ART AND RESPONDING TO IT BECAUSE THE TIMES/PLACES MAY CHANGE #BUT THE STORIES OFTEN DON’T #OR THE PEOPLE OFTEN DON’T #THEATER IS AT ITS BEST WHEN IT’S NOT SEALED AWAY #BECAUSE AT ITS BEST IT’S ALIVE #ALIVE AND CONNECTED TO HUMANITY INSTEAD OF SOME REMOTE THING THAT’S NOT FOR YOU #YOU KNOW? (via pilgrim—soul)

This is why LIVE Shakespeare is so very important. Talking into cameras can’t compare; it’s the moment when a good actor or actress looks at you and asks you a question, tells you a secret, makes you part of the conspiracy. Shakespeare wrote as an interactive experience, call and response, and the idea that it’s authentic to keep him boxed-off and walled-in and not too entertaining and not too bloody and not too “pandering to the lowest common denominator by bringing in some pretty man to get the teenage girls watching” makes me so, so angry, because Shakespeare was very, very good but he also appealed to the masses, and the idea that anything good must be incomprehensible and distant and protected, and anything which appeals to the ignorant classless proles must be less than is so incredibly untrue and gross and harmful.

I just… fuck “high art,” fuck slam poetry getting TED talks while rap gets looked down on, fuck everyone who bitched about Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus “fanservice,” fuck people fawning over graffiti the moment they find out it’s Banksy, fuck those people for looking sideways at my girlfriend for whooping with excitement at her first classical concert while my boyfriend shows up in jeans and passes because class privilege.

Artists get down and roll around in the glorious mudpile of humanity.

Fuck the idea art isn’t interactive, is something you shut up and absorb.

Fuck the idea art isn’t for you (via frauleindrosselmeyer).


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#ALL OF THIS. #YES.