tvquila:

Cosima’s got poor eyesight, a hole for a nose ring, tattoos, and all that hair, so of course if they’re going to have her impersonate another clone, it’d be easier if it were someone already in costume.
We can see it now:Alison: I need you to stand in for me.Cosima: Alison, that’s silly. I don’t know the lines. Plus it’s not like the community play is impor … Alison: DON’T PUSH ME COSIMA! I NEED THIS, MY KIDS EXPECT TO SEE MOMMY ON STAGE, I’M COLD TURKEY OFF PILLS, AND I KNOW A GUY NAMED RAMON WHO HAS LOTS OF GUNS.

tvquila:

Cosima’s got poor eyesight, a hole for a nose ring, tattoos, and all that hair, so of course if they’re going to have her impersonate another clone, it’d be easier if it were someone already in costume.

We can see it now:

Alison: I need you to stand in for me.
Cosima: Alison, that’s silly. I don’t know the lines. Plus it’s not like the community play is impor … 
Alison: DON’T PUSH ME COSIMA! I NEED THIS, MY KIDS EXPECT TO SEE MOMMY ON STAGE, I’M COLD TURKEY OFF PILLS, AND I KNOW A GUY NAMED RAMON WHO HAS LOTS OF GUNS.

#OrphanBlack: Sex, Drugs, Genetic Programming

tvquila:

#OrphanBlack: Sex, Drugs, Genetic Programming.

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In honor of Orphan Black’s Season 2 premiere, we present you with the first part of a three-part overview of Season 1. Part 2 (Orphan Black: Literary Themes, Structure, and Genre TV) and Part 3 (Orphan Black: Performance, Production, and Post) are coming over the next two weeks, and we’ll also be doing episode reviews.

The Clones and Nature v Nurture v Programming

The endless debate about Nature…

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drarna:

i may not be your cup of tea but i’m your 10th shot of tequila

In that you make me tweet things I should probably regret and then violently throw up alllllll over crocodalerock's living room?

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neuroticsoccer:

Good lord. IT’S A FRIENDLY. Something which immediately swelled like that should get pulled from the pitch, no questions, especially when it’s on someone’s face/head. This is terribly reminiscent of concussions, sprained ligaments, etc. which go unrecognized until the end of the game, and while it happens in every league, the USWNT/NSWL needs to take positive action right fucking meow to prevent more instances like this.
That said, we again acknowledge Abby Wambach is simultaneously inhuman and a perfect specimen of humanity.

neuroticsoccer:

Good lord. IT’S A FRIENDLY. Something which immediately swelled like that should get pulled from the pitch, no questions, especially when it’s on someone’s face/head. This is terribly reminiscent of concussions, sprained ligaments, etc. which go unrecognized until the end of the game, and while it happens in every league, the USWNT/NSWL needs to take positive action right fucking meow to prevent more instances like this.

That said, we again acknowledge Abby Wambach is simultaneously inhuman and a perfect specimen of humanity.

5 Things from Last Night’s Houston Dash v Portland Thorns game

neuroticsoccer:

1. THORNS
This was a first game with a team with a lot of new personnel. Lots of rust, a little bit of experimenting, maybe some questions about match fitness, and only the smallest fragments of chemistry. They had to make some quick defensive adjustments after Beuhler/Van Hollebeck came up limping on Thursday’s friendly [just a sprain]. So, deep breaths, people. Everything is going to be ok, especially when you factor in the number and quality of the players who aren’t with the team yet.

That said, the Thorns have plenty to improve on. They didn’t have an incredible amount of possession in the first place, played lots of boomball, not a ton of compactness or discipline through the midfield, and Sinc really didn’t get the quality or the quantity of looks that she deserves; seeing her drop into the midfield so often, as well as making several defensive headers in Portland’s box, was reminiscent of how she was used much of last season. She’s physically capable (obviously) of playing the whole field for 90 minutes, but that play wears on a person by the end of the season, and it detracts from what she should be doing: scoring, scoring, scoring.

2. DASH
The Dash came out without a lot of cohesiveness, but that was definitely expected. Their defense let a lot of plays get far too close to the net before stepping to, and they’re lucky the Thorns didn’t capitalize on that more often (and that they have a world-class keeper who’s not afraid to tell people when they fucked up and how to fix it). They possessed the ball a lot, but didn’t always *do* much with it. They need all the things a new team needs: better communication during the run of play; better passing and intentional buildup instead of playing to a spot and hoping a player gets there (something the Thorns were also quite guilty of); a better sense of everyone’s job at any given time.

They made up for it with hustle and a lot of individual talent. Stephanie Ochs was absolutely everywhere, and defenses are going to have to find a way to match her speed, especially if the Dash’s midfield starts consistently sending her through balls up the middle. Washington wasn’t making the sort of offensive runs up the line she was making at the end of last year, but she was helping defensively, challenging for a lot of 50/50 balls, and contributing to the Thorn’s struggle to get the ball cleanly through midfield. Masar was a physical presence (she earned the game’s second yellow after Long earned the first), and it’s easy to imagine her physicality combining with Ochs’ speed to make for a formidable combination, especially if they develop a midfield player who’ll shoot from distance early and often to keep teams off-balance. This is not going to be a team who get steamrolled, they just need to get more time together on the pitch to put their pieces together.

3. Angerer is scary, in EVERY sense of the word.

That said, if you save her ass, she’ll give you a well-deserved hug, as she did Nikki Marshall.

She’s very high risk, high reward; in when she decides to come out, in how long she sits with the ball at her feet before playing to a defender, in throwing herself into existing 1v1 situations. It makes for some heartstopping soccer, for sure.

4. We know that “No blood, no foul” is one of CONCACAF’s two inviolable tenets (the other being “Who gives a shit about playing surfaces?”), but the officiating needs to tighten up quite a bit. The NWSL is positioning itself as The League for the top players in the game, but the officiating could have a real impact on that. Allowing physical play is one thing, but lax/inconsistent officiating makes for sloppy gameplay and potential injuries.

5. Overall, Positive Looks. The fact the Thorns came out in a 3-4-3 (a sign of both versatility and the fact Riley would be perfectly fine giving up three goals if they can score five) and the Dash came out in a 4-3-3 means we’re likely going to see a lot more tinkering with formation around the league this season. This will help grow the game, but also shows the NWSL’s place as a feeding tube for the USWNT, which is also pushing to move away from the US’s darling 4-4-2. Players are going to be more comfortable playing in different formations, but also more comfortable playing against different formations; key for international matches such as the upcoming World Cup and Olympics.

This game was between two teams finding their feet, and it showed, but it’s an encouraging sign for the league and the women’s game overall.

watch game replay here.

fifty-shadesofgay:

the bible said Adam and Eve not Ted and Robin

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