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A limey hailing via the West Indies with a distinctly hybrid WI/USA/British influence. I'm into comics, knitting and fanfic at the mo. I started off life in fandom six years ago as a meta writer, and as a result, that informs my fandom interactions.

Usually, I don't involve myself in fandom dramas or personality wars. You come at the King, you best not miss. Just saying... now, how's about that cup of tea, then?

Marcelo: “Manchester United fans want you to ‘come home.’”
Ronaldo: “………” *laughs*

You poor fools, he’ll never come back, and if he did, it would be on his way to a nadir, because he’s spent his best years at Real Madrid. Besides, defenders are the ticket now. Strikers are over valued at the mo. 

Marcelo: “Manchester United fans want you to ‘come home.’”

Ronaldo: “………” *laughs*

You poor fools, he’ll never come back, and if he did, it would be on his way to a nadir, because he’s spent his best years at Real Madrid. Besides, defenders are the ticket now. Strikers are over valued at the mo. 

elreus:

xabi alonso x adidas x bayern

Wow, Alonso is really enjoying himself. Congratulations on him setting a new record in the Bundesliga. Class is class, etc. etc. 

vamosblaugrana:

Neymar celebrating his goal with Messi

Yay. 

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baronessvondengler:

scandalbayoubeauty:

redrubied:

lynnandstuff:

Writer, producer, director and actress Issa Rae may identify with the titular character in her wildly successful webseries The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, but she’s not letting a little awkwardness stop her from using her considerable talents and massive following—her YouTube content has a combined 25 million+ views—to bring new voices to the public. Her latest venture, ColorCreative.tv, develops and produces video projects by writers who are historically underrepresented in this space, providing a built-in platform and audience to propel them to television success by circumventing the traditional pilot process.

“I started Color Creative to give opportunities to talented women and writers of color,” says the 29-year-old Los Angeles native. “I get tired of hearing that we don’t appeal to a ‘broad audience,’ whatever that means. We’re providing opportunities and showcasing stories that aren’t being told anywhere else.” Rae dreamed up the initiative in August 2013 while reading a script from a new writer that struck her as a better fit for television than the web. “We’re an independent television networkdisrupting traditional models to make them more inclusive.” Though she started out on the web, producing her first digital series, Dorm Diaries in 2007, Rae eventually set her sights on network TV. In 2013, she developed a show with Shonda Rhimes (creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy), which was ultimately not picked up.

“Having gone through the pilot process with networks, I realize how formulaic and long it can be; and through that process, a new writer’s voice can get buried in notes. Not only that, but the pilot process can be super inefficient, millions of dollars spent on concepts that may never see the light of day,” Rae says. “So, with some networks deciding to do away with the ancient process in general, I’ve created a content startup that produces low-budget pilots written by writers who are either women or minorities, showcases them to an audience, and hand delivers them to broadcast, cable and Internet networks. The hope is to get audiences excited about the great content that they’re not seeing on television.”

So far, so good. Rae has already brought four full series to her online network under the Color Creative banner: Roomieloverfriends, which examines the lives of roommates with benefits; How Men Become Dogs, about men who decide they don’t want to be nice guys anymore; First, which chronicles a new couple’s milestones; and Hard Times, the story of a personal trainer who moonlights as a stripper. And fans are watching them—Rae racks up 3,000 new subscribers and more than 3 million minutes of viewing time each month. And she premiered three new well-received comedy pilotsBleachWords With Girls and So Jaded—at last week’s Urbanworld Film Festival.

THE HOPE IS TO GET AUDIENCES EXCITED ABOUT THE GREAT CONTENT THAT THEY’RE NOT SEEING ON TELEVISION.

But Rae’s no stranger to success. Her “Awkward Black Girl” won a 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show, she has been named to Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list two years in a row, has collaborated with Pharrell Williams, secured a book deal with Simon & Schuster, and is currently developing, Non-Prophet, a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore (who will take over Stephen Colbert’s time slot when he decamps for The Late Show).

Up next, comedy takes a backseat as she develops six more series. “Cycle one of Color Creative was focused on comedies. Cycle two will tackle dramas written by amazing writers of color,” says Rae. “We’ll be focused on turning these pilots into series one way or another. I want this initiative to change the landscape of television for the better.”

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Wow!! baronessvondengler Did you see this??

Thanks. I have to read this!

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What did one traffic light say to the other traffic light. Don't look, Im changing. Hahaha Bye.
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Màlaga 0-0 FC Barcelona 24.09.2014 

Well, looks like I missed a match! I even got the local paper and I didn’t see anything referring to that incident! (._.) Welington is a bit of a you know what though (I’m surprised he went over the top with the insult, because when it comes to sports insults, sailors have nothing on them). The dives he does at times! 

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takethistooseriously:

footieridiculosity:

Pepe Reina could have flown back to Liverpool from Munich and given a clinic on how to save penalties in the time of that shoot-out.

He’s at Oktoberfest, judging by the photos.

Ugh, Simon Mignolet- any more laid back and he’d be mould. Pepe Reina seems to enjoy being on pay and not really have to be put in front of goals though. Dang, I would. 

NGL, I hate historical romance novels. Especially when you read them now (the Joanna Kingsley ones?) where the girls have to be chaste and hung up on their virginity and the guys have to be twice as old as them and rather loutish, I can see how they’d pale. It’s hard enough not wanting to smack modern guys a new one in most contemporary romance novels. With the older ones (the Amanda Quick ones especially) you want to beat them up with a frozen fish. 

footieridiculosity:

I’M DYING (x)

The more the merrier, man. When the goalies had to step up to take penalty shots, you know ish just got real.