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You know, I’m not a huge fan of her music, but damn do I think she has matured into an actual role model for little girls.

Although it also helps that she’s an actual adult now, as opposed to a high schooler suddenly thrust into the public eye.

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no-oath-no-spell:

The theatre I’ve been working at for over a week now is always full of dogs.

There is always at least one dog in the theater and I fucking love it.

The house manager, Wally, has a lovely little border collie named Tamsin and he frequently brings her in. The actor for the…

I worked at a theater for a while where the sound engineer had the chillest, sweetest beagle ever, and she would bring her in during tech, and if you ever got stressed out during tech you could just go sit under the sound console at the back of the house with Bailey for a few minutes to calm down your blood pressure. It was delightful.

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forest-of-stories:

agelfeygelach:

roachpatrol:

tastefullyoffensive:

Science Penguin [x]

i enjoy that every single human’s reaction to penguin is unrestrained delight

And penguins lack large terrestrial predators, so their reaction to humans tends to be, “HELLO STRANGE GIANT PENGUINS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU HAVE ANY FISH?”

SO HAPPY TO SEE SCIENCE PENGUIN ON MY DASH.

my burning desire to go somewhere I can encounter friendly penguins is counteracted by my violent dislike of the cold.

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hi-coup:

cloudcuckoolander527:

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.
The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.
Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. source

"The gender gap doesn’t exist" 
"We don’t need feminism" 
"Maybe he just worked harder"
"*any MRA bullshit*"

I had to read this study for class. It is thorough as fuck.

hi-coup:

cloudcuckoolander527:

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.

Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. 
source

"The gender gap doesn’t exist" 

"We don’t need feminism" 

"Maybe he just worked harder"

"*any MRA bullshit*"

I had to read this study for class. It is thorough as fuck.

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bec-centigrade:

writergrrrl:

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

5) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because society has taught us that certain emotions and reactions are unacceptable (i.e. you must be nice to men even when they’re creeps because man feelings are delicate and must be protected at all costs).
6) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because we’re used to our thoughts and emotions being invalidated and can learn to invalidate them ourselves.
7) You didn’t even fucking ask. 

8) You see women as NPCs (non-person characters) instead of people, so when they act like people you’re surprised and wonder how such a sophisticated NPC can exist and what algorithms drive it, instead of interacting with her as a human being.

bec-centigrade:

writergrrrl:

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:

1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”

2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”

3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”

4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

5) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because society has taught us that certain emotions and reactions are unacceptable (i.e. you must be nice to men even when they’re creeps because man feelings are delicate and must be protected at all costs).

6) Women sometimes don’t say what they’re really thinking/feeling because we’re used to our thoughts and emotions being invalidated and can learn to invalidate them ourselves.

7) You didn’t even fucking ask. 

8) You see women as NPCs (non-person characters) instead of people, so when they act like people you’re surprised and wonder how such a sophisticated NPC can exist and what algorithms drive it, instead of interacting with her as a human being.

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Borges

literarystarbucks:

Jorge Luis Borges goes up to the counter.  He comes to the conclusion that the possible permutations of size, flavor, and strength stretch far beyond what any one man could experience.  He orders every permutation and moves to the back of the room, where he will spend the rest of his days attempting to catalog all the possibilities of the infinite Starbucks.

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Angkor is one of the most important and the greatest archaeological sites in the world. This by the way the world’s largest (400 square kilometers) temple complex (almost a 1000 temples) was between IX and XV century the capital of the Khmer Empire. Probably, in the eleventh century, numbering one million inhabitants of Angkor was the largest city in the contemporary world.

on my bucket list.

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marvelous-freeman:

fieldbears:

redvinesgiraffe:

democracykills:

swaggersbackto-theimpala:

I JUST REALIZED WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT DINOSAURS SOUND LIKE! THEY COULD’VE BEEN SPEAKING FLUENT GERMAN FOR ALL WE KNOW

it’s too early for this late night tumblr shit

GUTEN MORGEN HERR PTERODACTYL

WIE GEHTS FRAU MASTADON

Oh my god neither of those are dinosaurs and there’s 145 million years separating them both, this post is a palaeontological disaster.

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thisisthynegligence asked: For which of the ff should I (SM) be present if rehearsal is happening at the same time in a different space?Set load-in, LX hang, LX focus, LX and SX levels. I was thinking I could send some ASMs who know/have the blocking to focus. But I'm not so sure about the others. I was ASM last semester and the SM did not go to any of the above. Which contradicts with just about every online resource I have read.

places—please:

smblrsunite:

In my experience I only went to the lighting level set because that was a requirement for all crew and it didn’t conflict with anything. For focus, the lighting designer should have already seen of the show and should be working off the lighting plot. There’s no need for an ASM to be there.

I think what you be best for you is to ask the designers what they need from you first. That way you’re not stepping on anyone’s toes or becoming a “hovering SM.” I’m not sure what your school is like, but it’s always good to check in with the designers and the TD in person during work hours every once in a while. But remember rehearsals should always come first. I hope this helps. -L

Preface: I’ve never stage managed in an educational setting. SMs in a college show may be required to attend some of these things, so check with your advisor about what the requirements are for your practicum.

On any given show I have no need to go to most if not all of the listed events. There may be an occasion where I’m needed at one and not others, but in general I’m not needed at any. Check with the designers individually.

  • Set load-in: Technical director, ATD, shop foreman, carpenters, painters
  • Lighting hang: Master electrician, electrics crew
  • Lighting focus: Lighting designer, ALD, master electrician, electrics crew
  • Lighting levels: I don’t know what this even means. I suspect you’re referring to what I would call ‘dark time.’ This is a time for the ALD, LD, and board operator/programmer to build cues before tech rehearsals begin.
  • Sound levels: this is probably what I would call ‘quiet time.’ Sound designer, assistant sound designer, audio engineers A1 and perhaps A2

I would check in with the designers probably a day or so before their work is scheduled, ask what they need from me. The answer is usually nothing. But sometimes they may have a question like “where do you need cue lights” or “has anything changed since the last time I saw a run?” (When you do runs in rehearsal, let the designers know they’re invited to come watch!) But I’m rarely if ever needed to attend these work calls.

And then check in again after their scheduled time and see if anything has changed or if they need more time tomorrow or whatever.

You’re the stage manager. You’re not an all-around technician who has been tasked with working on every single technical element of the show. Your job is to make it all run smoothly by making sure the schedule is clear (obviously dark time can’t be set at the same time the scenic charge is scheduled to do the painting!), making sure everyone has all the information they need to do their own jobs… but you’re not here to work for them.

I have a real problem with people who think everything is the stage manager’s problem. We have our own jobs to do and should not be expected to work on every other crew or to pick up slack when someone else has fallen behind. That’s way too much of a burden to place on one person’s shoulders. Everyone has their own job. A significant part of the SM’s job is to make sure that all the different threads get woven together neatly. They can’t do that if they’re focusing all their attention on work that should be done by technicians/crews. Expecting a stage manager to deal with all of this extra work is a good way to make sure they are way too exhausted to run tech rehearsals gracefully.

Let me reiterate: I did not study stage management in college, I have never done it in a collegiate setting, I’m sure the model is different from what I’m used to in my life. So check with your advisor, check with your TD and your designers and see what they need from you. But I really can’t imagine any reason they’d need you to be present for those events (and I’m really curious what sort of online resources are saying you SHOULD be present?).

And try to make sure rehearsal takes precedence unless it’s REALLY unavoidable.

This is very well put. 

The SM does not need to be present at any of those things, in my experience (both in college and in the professional world). 

The only reason I can think of that a member of the SM team would need to be at any of those things is if there isn’t a design run and the LD needs someone who knows the blocking to walk during focus. However, as the SM, rehearsal should always take precedence over anything like that, and the situation should be wholly avoidable so long as you have a rehearsal run that the LD can watch.

Also, where are you reading online that the SM should attend any of those things? I’m super curious.

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