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Samuel Cirnansck A/W 2013

130186:

Samuel Cirnansck A/W 2013

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

Hogwarts’ darker side: Ravenclaw
They called us cowards and they were right.
We were cowards. We were cowards the way all intellectuals are cowards - having learned too much we were paralyzed into inaction. Certainty is the gift, the blessing of the ignorant.
They laughed at our indecisiveness - for Merlin’s sake, stop thinking and start doing. Don’t overthink it or you’ll never get anywhere. Merlin’s pants this isn’t your personal Aristotelian tragedy; this is real life.
The mocked our angst over existence - its contradictions, complexities and paradoxes. Grow up, get a pair, get over yourselves, the real world doesn’t have time or pity for you.
And they were right, once again. So we locked ourselves away in our ivory towers where we could silently contemplate the paradoxes of our existence; so that we, like Hamlet, could ponder the uncertainties of outcomes for each course of action we could take. And in time we would come down from our ivory tower, only to make terrible decisions because we were forced to by those around us - by Slytherins with agendas and Gryffindors with brash bravery.
They frowned at our fickleness and they were not wrong. We changed sides with every new wind of knowledge that blew our way. Our loyalties were constantly shifting. We constantly reappraised the world and consequently, our promises meant nothing when push came to shove. For nothing is certain for very long in a Ravenclaw’s world.
They reprimanded us for being eccentric, curious, dispassionate, cold, hypocrites who preached one thing but practiced another. Warm up. Trust. Be normal. Follow our rules. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Why don’t you do instead of telling us what you’d like to do?
But none of this - our cowardice, our uncertainty, our paralysis, our fickleness, our dispassionate coldness - is our personal brand of evil.
You see, everyone forgets that Ravenclaws are not ravens.
We are eagles.
We soar, we observe, we dive from the sky without warning; straight from the sun, we hide in the light, blinding our prey and so, keeping them exactly where we want them. And when we rise from the ground, to take to the air again, our prey is dead. Always. You think this is little to be afraid of, but remember it takes only two eagles to kill a full grown wolf by treachery, teamwork and intelligence - one feigns injury, luring the wolf into safety, while the other dives swiftly from the sky poised to kill.
We watch, we observe, we make notes, we hypothesize, we experiment, we theorize and invent, we control. For we value efficiency above all else.
You want a bloodbath worthy of song and legend? Call a Gryffindor. You want an army behind you while you make a desperate last stand? Call a Hufflepuff. You want to win with as little bloodshed as possible? Call a Slytherin.
If you want a Holocaust, call a Ravenclaw.
It was the eagle which marched out of the river Nile and raised the Egyptian empire out of the dusts of the desert. It was the eagle which marched out of Persia to conquer the largest empire the world had ever seen. It was the eagle which marched out of Rome and enslaved Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. It was the eagle which rode out to win the first crusades under the Holy Roman Empire. It was the eagle which rose up from France and would have made Europe one kingdom under a French king if not for the might of the Russian winter.
It was the eagle which symbolized Zeus. The eagle which symbolized Jupiter. The eagle which symbolized Odin.
It was the eagle which symbolized pure terror and evil and hatred, when eighty-five years ago it marched out of Germany and began its systematic purges of the people of Europe.
This is our darker side. Our cold, calculating efficiency. Our attention to detail. Our love for experimentation and discovery. Our fondness for innovation and simplification. We do not fight. We do not take up arms. We eliminate. We annihilate. We do so with our minds.
Fear the Ravenclaw who is certain of what they believe. Fear the Ravenclaw who is decisive. Fear the Ravenclaw who has transcended morality. Fear the Ravenclaw who turns to you and says “men like me, who possess hidden wisdom, are freed from common rules just as we are cut off from common pleasures. Ours is a high and lonely destiny”. 
For all that holds us back from pure unbridled evil is our indecisiveness and the ethics by which we limit ourselves.
A. Rookwood.
[Pics: 1, 2, 3, 4. Quote at end from The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis.]

thepostmodernpottercompendium:

Hogwarts’ darker side: Ravenclaw

They called us cowards and they were right.

We were cowards. We were cowards the way all intellectuals are cowards - having learned too much we were paralyzed into inaction. Certainty is the gift, the blessing of the ignorant.

They laughed at our indecisiveness - for Merlin’s sake, stop thinking and start doing. Don’t overthink it or you’ll never get anywhere. Merlin’s pants this isn’t your personal Aristotelian tragedy; this is real life.

The mocked our angst over existence - its contradictions, complexities and paradoxes. Grow up, get a pair, get over yourselves, the real world doesn’t have time or pity for you.

And they were right, once again. So we locked ourselves away in our ivory towers where we could silently contemplate the paradoxes of our existence; so that we, like Hamlet, could ponder the uncertainties of outcomes for each course of action we could take. And in time we would come down from our ivory tower, only to make terrible decisions because we were forced to by those around us - by Slytherins with agendas and Gryffindors with brash bravery.

They frowned at our fickleness and they were not wrong. We changed sides with every new wind of knowledge that blew our way. Our loyalties were constantly shifting. We constantly reappraised the world and consequently, our promises meant nothing when push came to shove. For nothing is certain for very long in a Ravenclaw’s world.

They reprimanded us for being eccentric, curious, dispassionate, cold, hypocrites who preached one thing but practiced another. Warm up. Trust. Be normal. Follow our rules. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Why don’t you do instead of telling us what you’d like to do?

But none of this - our cowardice, our uncertainty, our paralysis, our fickleness, our dispassionate coldness - is our personal brand of evil.

You see, everyone forgets that Ravenclaws are not ravens.

We are eagles.

We soar, we observe, we dive from the sky without warning; straight from the sun, we hide in the light, blinding our prey and so, keeping them exactly where we want them. And when we rise from the ground, to take to the air again, our prey is dead. Always. You think this is little to be afraid of, but remember it takes only two eagles to kill a full grown wolf by treachery, teamwork and intelligence - one feigns injury, luring the wolf into safety, while the other dives swiftly from the sky poised to kill.

We watch, we observe, we make notes, we hypothesize, we experiment, we theorize and invent, we control. For we value efficiency above all else.

You want a bloodbath worthy of song and legend? Call a Gryffindor. You want an army behind you while you make a desperate last stand? Call a Hufflepuff. You want to win with as little bloodshed as possible? Call a Slytherin.

If you want a Holocaust, call a Ravenclaw.

It was the eagle which marched out of the river Nile and raised the Egyptian empire out of the dusts of the desert. It was the eagle which marched out of Persia to conquer the largest empire the world had ever seen. It was the eagle which marched out of Rome and enslaved Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. It was the eagle which rode out to win the first crusades under the Holy Roman Empire. It was the eagle which rose up from France and would have made Europe one kingdom under a French king if not for the might of the Russian winter.

It was the eagle which symbolized Zeus. The eagle which symbolized Jupiter. The eagle which symbolized Odin.

It was the eagle which symbolized pure terror and evil and hatred, when eighty-five years ago it marched out of Germany and began its systematic purges of the people of Europe.

This is our darker side. Our cold, calculating efficiency. Our attention to detail. Our love for experimentation and discovery. Our fondness for innovation and simplification. We do not fight. We do not take up arms. We eliminate. We annihilate. We do so with our minds.

Fear the Ravenclaw who is certain of what they believe. Fear the Ravenclaw who is decisive. Fear the Ravenclaw who has transcended morality. Fear the Ravenclaw who turns to you and says “men like me, who possess hidden wisdom, are freed from common rules just as we are cut off from common pleasures. Ours is a high and lonely destiny

For all that holds us back from pure unbridled evil is our indecisiveness and the ethics by which we limit ourselves.

A. Rookwood.

[Pics: 1, 2, 3, 4. Quote at end from The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis.]

Gifts

comediesmusicales:

I’ve just reached 200 followers ! (Actually, not really, it happened about 2 weeks ago but real life got in the way). 200 might not seem that many to some of you but since it took almost 3 years to get to that number, it’s a pretty big deal for this blog.

Anyway, to celebrate, here are a few gifts : 

Les Misérables - Broadway, 21 August 1996
Craig Schulman (Valjean), David Masenheimer (Javert), Susie McMonagle (Fantine), Kimberly Hannon (Young Cosette), Gina Ferrall (Madame Thenardier), Richard Vida (u/s Thénardier), Christopher Troutdale (Gavroche), Christeena Michelle-Riggs (Eponine) Ricky Martin (Marius), Tamra Hayden (Cosette), Gary Mauer (Enjolras)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/puduqn

Les Misérables - London, 15 november 1996
Robert Marien (Jean Valjean), Michael McCarthy (Javert), Ruthie Henshall  (Fantine), Frances Ruffelle (Eponine), Norman Bowman (Marius), Annalene  Beechey (Cosette), Chris Langham (Thenardier), Mandy Holliday (Mme.  Thenardier)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/qnsgfk

Les Misérables - Dublin, 20 March 1999
Colm Wilkinson (Jean Valjean), Peter Corry (Javert), Carmen Cusack (Fantine), Alex Sharpe (Eponine), Matt Rawle (Marius), Poppy Tierney (Cosette), John Kavanagh (Thénardier), Anita Reeves (Madame Thenardier), David Bardsley (Enjolras)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8at5fu

Les Misérables - London, 3 November 2003
Jeff Leyton (Jean Valjean), Michael McCarthy (Javert), Joanna Ampil (Fantine), Katy Secombe (Mme Thénardier), Stephen Tate (Thénardier), Lauren James (u/s Eponine), Gillian Budd (u/s Cosette), Jon Lee (Marius), Oliver Thornton (Enjolras)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/h8rvlt

Les Misérables - Norwich, 19 March 2010
John Owen-Jones (Jen Valjean), David Lawrence (Javert), Madalena Alberto (Fantine), Gareth Gates (Marius), Leigh Rhianon Coggins (Cosette), Rosalind James (Eponine), Jon Robyns (Enjolras), Ashley Artus (Thénardier), Lynne Wilmot (Mme Thénardier)
Untracked
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pswzlz

Sweeney Todd - London, 15 November 1980

Dennis Quixley (Sweeney Todd), Shelia Hancock (Ms. Lovett), Andrew C. Wadsworth (Anthony), Mandy More (Johanna), Austin Kent (Judge Turpin), David Wheldon Williams (Beadle Bamford), Michael Stainiforth (Tobias), Dylis Watling (Beggar Woman), John Aron (Pirelli)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hklxy5

Sweeney Todd - Royal Festival Hall, 7 July 2007 
Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd), Maria Friedman (Mrs Lovett), Daniel Boys (Anthony Hope), Emma Williams (Johanna), Daniel Evans (Tobias Ragg), Philip Quast (Judge Turpin), Steve Elias (Beadle Bamford), Adrian Thompson (Pirelli), Rosemary Ashe (Beggar Woman)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xhqpkm

Jesus Christ Superstar - Broadway, 22 April 2000 
Glenn Carter (Jesus), Maya Days (Mary Magdalene), Tony Vincent (Judas), Kevin Gray (Pontius Pilate), Rodney Hicks (Peter), Paul Kandel (King Herod), Michael K. Lee (Simon Zealotes), Frederick B. Owens (Caiaphas), Ray Walker (Annas), Deidre Goodwin (Lady by the Fire/Soul Girl), Merle Dandridge (Soul Girl), Lana Gordon (Soul Girl)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/iqlp0e

Jesus Christ Superstar - Broadway, 16 July 2012
Paul Nolan (Jesus), Jeremy Kushnier (Judas u/s), Chilina Kennedy (Mary), Tom Hewitt (Pontius Pilate), Bruce Dow (King Herod), Marcus Nance (Caiaphas), Aaron Walpole (Annas), Matthew Rossoff (Priest u/s)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/d4mj6j

RENT - Broadway, 4 September 1999 
Manley Pope (Roger), Chad Richardson (Mark), Michael McElroy (Collins), Jacques C. Smith (Benny), Kenna Ramsey (Joanne), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Angel), Krysten Cummings (Mimi), Carly Thomas as (Maureen), Karen Olivo (Mark’s Mom and others), Byron Utley (Christmas Caroler and others), Shelley Dickinson (Mrs. Jefferson and others), Tony Vincent (Gordon and others), Owen Johnston II (Steve and others), Darryl Ordell (Paul and others), Hallie Bulleit (Alexi Darling and others)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/onzibh

Wicked - Broadway, 4 July 2008
Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Kendra Kassebaum (Glinda), Aaron Tevit (Fiyero), Larry Wolpe (The Wizard), Suzie Blake (Madame Morrible), Cristy Candler (Nessarose), Ben Liebert (Boq), Steven Skybell (Dr. Dillamond)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8hq9m1

laalratty:

Annas

 Good Caiaphas, the council waits for you.
The Pharisees and priests are here for you.

CAIAPHAS

Ah gentlemen, you know why we are here.
We’ve not much time, and quite a problem here

MOB (outside)

Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!
Hosanna! Superstar!

ANNAS

Listen to that howling mob of blockheads in the street!
A trick or two with lepers, and the whole town’s on its feet.

ALL (inside)

He is dangerous!

MOB (outside)

Jesus Christ Superstar!

ALL (inside)

He is dangerous!

MOB (outside)

Tell us that you’re who they say you are.

PRIEST TWO

The man is in town right now to whip up some support.

PRIEST THREE

A rabble rousing mission that I think we must abort.

ALL (inside)

He is dangerous!

MOB (outside)

Jesus Christ Superstar!

ALL (inside)

He is dangerous!

PRIEST TWO

Look Caiaphas, they’re right outside our yard.

PRIEST THREE

Quick Caiaphas, go call the Roman guard.

CAIAPHAS

No, wait!
We need a more permanent solution to our problem.

ANNAS

What then to do about Jesus of Nazareth?
Miracle wonderman, hero of fools.

PRIEST THREE

No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans.


 Infantile sermons, the multitudes drool..

ANNAS

We dare not leave him to his own devices.
His half-witted fans will get out of control.

PRIESTS

But how can we stop him?
His glamour increases
By leaps every moment; he’s top of the poll.

CAIAPHAS

I see bad things arising.
The crowd crown him king; which the Romans would ban.
I see blood and destruction,
Our elimination because of one man.
Blood and destruction because of one man.

ALL (inside)

Because, because, because of one man.

CAIAPHAS

Our elimination because of one man.

ALL (inside)

Because, because, because of one, ‘cause of one, ‘cause of one man.

PRIEST THREE

What then to do about this Jesus-mania?

ANNAS

 How do we deal with their carpenter king?

PRIESTS

Where do we start with a man who is bigger
Than John was when John did his baptism thing?

CAIAPHAS

Fools, you have no perception!
The stake we are gambling are frighteningly high!
We must crush him completely,
So like John before him, this Jesus must die.
For the sake of the nation, this Jesus must die.

ALL (inside)

Must die, must die, this Jesus must die.

CAIAPHAS

So like John before him, this Jesus must die.

ALL (inside)

Must die, must die, this Jesus must, Jesus must, Jesus must die!
 

laalratty:

Crowd)
Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna
Hey J C, J C won’t you smile at me?
Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar

(Caiaphas)
Tell the rabble to be quiet
We anticipate a riot
This common crowd
Is much too loud
Tell the mob who sing your song
That they are fools and they are wrong
They are a curse
They should disperse

(Crowd)
Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna
Hey J C, J C you’re alright by me
Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar

(Jesus)
Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?
Nothing can be done to stop the shouting
If ev’ry tongue was still the noise would still continue
The rocks and stones themselves would start to sing:

(Crowd, with Jesus)
Hosanna Heysanna Sanna Sanna Ho
Sanna Hey Sanna Ho Sanna
Hey J C, J C won’t you fight for me?
Sanna Ho Sanna Hey Superstar        

laalratty:

MONEYCHANGERS AND MERCHANTS

Roll on up Jerusalem,
Come on in Jerusalem,
Sunday here we go again,
Live in me Jerusalem.
Here you live Jerusalem,
Here you breathe Jerusalem,
While your temple still survives,
You at least are still alive.
I got things you won’t believe,
Name your pleasure I will sell.
I can fix your wildest needs,
I got heaven and I got hell.
Roll on up, for my price is down.
Come on in for the best in town.
Take your pick of the finest wine.
Lay your bets on this bird of mine.
What you see is what you get.
No one’s been disappointed yet.
Don’t be scared give me a try,
There is nothing you can’t buy.
Name your price, I got everything.
Hurry it’s going fast.
Borrow cash on the finest terms.
Hurry now while stocks still last.
Roll on up Jerusalem,
Come on in Jerusalem,
Sunday here we go again,
Live in me Jerusalem.
Here you live Jerusalem,
Here you breathe Jerusalem,
While your temple still survives,
You at least are still alive.
I got things you won’t believe,
Name your pleasure I will sell.
I can fix your

(fade, screaming)

JESUS

My temple should be a house of prayer,
But you have made it a den of thieves.
Get out! Get out!
My time is almost through.
Little left to do.
After all, I’ve tried for three years.
Seems like thirty, seems like thirty.

laalratty:

Pilate
I dreamed I met a Galilean
A most amazing man
He had that look
You very rarely find
The haunting hunted kind

I asked him
To say what had happened
How it all began
I asked again
He never said a word
As if he hadn’t heard

And next the room was full
Of wild and angry men
They seemed to hate this man
They fell on him and then disappeared again

Then I saw thousands of millions
Crying for this man
And then I heard them mentioning my name
And leaving me the blame

the-musical-cc:

Hosanna- Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

laalratty:

CROWD

Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God
So tell me that I’m saved.
Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God
So tell me that I’m saved.
Jesus I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Jesus.
Jesus I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus.

SIMON ZEALOTES

Christ, what more do you need to convince you
That you’ve made it, and you’re easily as strong
As the filth from Rome who rape our country,
And who’ve terrorized our people for so long.

CROWD

Jesus I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Jesus.
Jesus I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus.

Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I’m saved.

Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I’m saved.

Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I’m saved.

Christ you know I love you.
Did you see I waved?
I believe in you and God,
So tell me that I’m saved.

Jesus I am with you.
Touch me, touch me, Jesus.
Jesus I am on your side.
Kiss me, kiss me, Jesus.

SIMON ZEALOTES

There must be over fifty thousand
Screaming love and more for you.
And everyone of fifty thousand
Would do whatever you asked them to.
Keep them yelling their devotion,
But add a touch of hate at Rome.
You will rise to a greater power.
We will win ourselves a home.
You’ll get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
You’ll get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
You’ll get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
You’ll get the power and the glory
For ever and ever and ever
Forever Amen! Amen! Amen!

Long and pointless review of Jesus Christ Superstar

dumblr-feminist:

It’ll be long with a lot of screenshots also spoilers but like it’s the musical and it’s also like 35 years old at this point. I dunno it’s one of my favorites and here are several reasons you should see it:

This man is Jesus (Not historically accurate but he can totally sing so okay fine)

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This man is Judas (He’s also very attractive and can sing oh and main guy is a POC so that’s a bonus right? Though I guess he gets points off for being Judas or something)

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This is Mary and she’s also a POC not sure what race seems to be Asian I haven’t looked her up so more bonus points for equal representation:

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More bonus points for this guy’s hat:

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Actual movie content to follow:

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underwater-light:

There are a couple movie traditions in my family’s home, and one is watching Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Week.

Even if I’m not christian anymore, I like to keep this tradition. And I absolutely love Judas and Pilate XD

The opening scene in the movie is also one of my favourites. Even if they are not yet dressed, they are already in character, and it’s hilarious to watch.

pyrodynamo:

all-female vocalist mix for the daughters of the sea, for saltwater witches and man-eaters who’d rather spit up the bones of sailors than sing for them

Listen | cover

i. If I Had A Heart Fever Ray | ii. What the Water Gave Me - Florence + the Machine iii. Saltwater Queen - The Battle of Land and Sea | iv. Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation | v. Fish - Wye Oak | vi. Monster - Meg Myers | vii. In the SeaIngrid Michaelson viii. Heavy in Your Arms  -  Florence + the Machine | ix. Sea Oleena  - L. Ron |  | x. Riverside  - Agnes Obel |  xi. Diana   - Priscilla Ahn xii. Blood On My Hands  - Danielle Parente |  xiii. Gasoline  - Alpine |  xiv. Meet Me by the Waterfront  - Shannon Wardrop

spacequeeen:

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ tony ward f/w 2014-15

raw as fuck