I said, “The only way I can play someone this hard is for something to be peeled away each week, and the first thing that needs to go is the wig.” I just wanted to deal with her hair. It’s a big thing with African-American women…You start when you’re just a young girl. Do you twist it? Do you leave it natural when it’s so hard to take care of? Then you start wearing wigs but every night before bed you’ve got to take the wig off and deal with your hair underneath. And it’s a part of Annalise that I needed the writers to deal with because I’ve never seen it, ever, on TV and I thought it would be very powerful. It’s part of her mask. - Viola Davis (x)
the skeleton upper class enjoy a time of peace far removed from the harsh realities of the battlefield
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014),
dir. by Wes Anderson
C L I N T
the worst is having a dream where someone loves you and you can practically feel them touching you and it feels so real and then you wake up and it’s like the life is being sucked out of you and the happiness just drains out of your body and you feel empty again
" You put your hair up when you want to look your best. You think it’s more flattering. You’re wrong, of course. It’s a draw. “
AN IRON & WINE PRIMER
so i’m making this at makomori's half-joking request, but it's also something i've been meaning to do for a while and i'm totally using her as an excuse to do it? anyway.
iron & wine is actually just one man with a ridiculous beard (pictured above)— sam beam, in case you ever want to curse his name when “the trapeze swinger” comes on shuffle late at night— and his style changes quite a bit over the course of his releases. his earliest songs are sort of simple and folky; gradually this transitions to what i’ll call experimental folk (i don’t know, he— ADDS more instruments and synth, alright), which in turn transitions to its current form of, uh, jazzy indie pop/adult contemporary? we’ll go with that. so it might be useful to pick out which ~era best suits your tastes and go from there, but the constant here is largely formulaic song structures that build on themselves with complex melodic/harmonic lines. also usually ~poetic-but-simple lyrics. also heartache. enjoy!