“Nothing more to say. Except goodbye to Kira.”
WE'RE ON EACH OTHER'S TEAM
Strong and sharp(ly dressed) couples who have the power to destroy you in their games of Thrones and Cards. Because a little bit of (Breaking) badness is always fun. But remember: never trust a Carlisle stan. Not ever. [Mary x Richard, Dany x Jorah, House Mormont, the Schraders, the Underwoods.]
“Nothing more to say. Except goodbye to Kira.”
He saw Sansa crying herself to sleep at night, and he saw Arya watching in silence and holding her secrets hard in her heart.
THE WRITER OF OZYMANDIAS, MOIRA WALLEY-BECKETТHow did you end up working on Breaking Bad?
I came on board in Season 2. I was obsessed with the show after watching it in Season One. I was working on another show at the time and the writer’s strike hit and suddenly I had all this time on the picket line and I just couldn’t stop thinking about Breaking Bad.
So I wrote a spec script and my agent was like, “Don’t fucking do that. That’s ridiculous. You can’t write a spec script on a show you actually want to work on. You have to write a spec script of some other cable show and then I can get it to Vince Gilligan’s producers.
But I can get kind of crazy obsessive like that and I just had the need to write it. I had the characters voices stuck in my head.
On the very day I was being offered a job on a network show my agent got me a meeting with Melissa Bernstein, one of the producers on Breaking Bad, basically just to shut me up. I went in and met her and I mentioned that I’d written a spec and she was like, “Really?” She was completely shocked and said that Vince would be so thrilled to know that someone loved the show enough to write a spec.
I felt like a goofy fan girl (which I was) and when she asked me “What’s it about?” I just sort of pitched it out.
I guess she liked the pitch because she was like, “Wow. Can I read it?” and I said, “I’m pretty sure there’s like six reasons why not.” And she looks me in the eye and says, “Can I read it?”. It was a Vegas moment. A gamble.
At this point I’m getting offered another job that afternoon and I haven’t finished Act 4 of the Breaking Bad spec. I told her she could read it and I’d get it to her the next morning.
So, I went to the job interview. They offered me the job. I went home. I finished Act 4 that night. I sent it to my agent the next morning, a Friday. He read it. He sent it to Melissa. Melissa read it. She sent it to Vince.
Come Monday, I’m sitting by the phone thinking, “What’s going to happen in my life?” And the other show is going, “Okay, we made the offer when are you going to counter? What’s happening?” and we’re like, “Just a second.” I didn’t hear anything all day. It was the world’s longest day, let me tell you.
Finally, at 4 o’clock that Monday afternoon I get a call. “Vince Gilligan wants to meet you.”
So I jumped in my car and raced across town and… it was kismet. He uttered the best sentence ever to me. With his sweet Virginia accent, he says, “I don’t know how you did that. I don’t know how you knew the characters so well, but my intention is to offer you a job — I just don’t know if I have a job to offer.” And I was like, “I’ll TAKE IT!” and he’s like, “Wait, wait, wait you better talk to your agent. Because we don’t even have a pickup and I don’t know what’s going to happen.”And I was like, “I’ll TAKE IT!”
So I turned down the other job and I waited. I waited for over 6 weeks to hear if there was even going to be any more Breaking Bad at all.
Finally, they got picked up for Season Two and I’ve been on the show ever since.
Oberyn Martell meme
↳ 6 quotes that were cut off the show (2/6)
"I have hungered for a long time. Though not for food. Prey tell me, when will the justice be served?”
Ivory satin dress, 1921, with silk embroidered vine and tiny faux pearl “grapes.” The scalloped apron of embroidered netting is attached with satin bows. Portions of the bridal headpiece bear wax flower buds and faux pearls. The skirt is short, reflecting the style during the 1920s. This dress was worn by the donor’s mother, Annie Kangeter (1896-1990) who married Dr. Charles D. Boette, April 14, 1921 at her home in Charleston. Annie’s sister, Mamie Pfaehler made the dress.
2005.37 The Charleston Museum
“Viserys was Mad Aerys’s son, just so. Daenerys… Daenerys is quite different.” “The frightened child who sheltered in my manse died on the Dothraki sea, and was reborn in blood and fire. This dragon queen who wears her name is a true Targaryen.”
if you’re going to complicate your life, do it for the right reasons
"Just once in my life before it’s over, I want to know what it’s like to serve with pride, to fight for someone I believe in."
Downton Abbey Rewatch + 1x04
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Favorite Fe-isms [1/2]: Season 1
Black crepe dress, ornamented with silver sequins, glass beads and rhinestones. Made by François Bacus, Lunéville, France.
The beaded and spangled embroidery created with a tiny hook, called broderie de Lunéville, reached its height in the 1920s. Started in the 1890s, this cottage industry employed 24,000 workers who carried out designs for famous couturiers. The economic crash of 1929 greatly diminished the demand for this elegant product, though some lacemaking continued into the 1950s there.
When donated to the Museum, the dress was accompanied by a business card from François Bacus, 11, Rue des Bosquets, Lunéville. Lunéville is in the Lorraine region of eastern France, 420 km or about four hours east of Paris.
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