I have Asks sitting in my inbox; I haven’t forgotten you!
If I get a call time for tomorrow and thursday’s shoots, i won’t be able to reply to them until the weekend. Sorry about that!
But I promise i will get around to you guys asap!
I find myself in a place of forgetting who I am.
Or not recognizing myself anymore.
Not knowing how I feel about it.
I’m just tired.
So, I didn’t make the final cut for tomorrow’s shoot.
They were looking for people who had already filmed on previous days, and as today was my first, I didn’t get to come back.
But…I will probably be invited back Wednesday and Thursday for some parade scenes!
Today was amazing, and literally a dream come true.
I am thrilled and so thankful!
I arrived on the lot today at 11:00, and started on set at 12:00. I’m in the riot scenes, and I’m really hoping I will stay in the final cut. I’m up front for most of it, so there’s a pretty good chance!
It’s now 20 past midnight and I’m back in the holding area awaiting details for tomorrow’s shoot!
I’ve been screaming and taunting police all day. Throwing bottles and cans and bricks. I’ve been rowdy and silly and serious and scared. It’s really thrilling, and I’m glad this will be my first experience in film.
I am wearing a hideous chartreuse-yellow, polyester t-shirt. It means I’ll be easy to spot, but fuck if it doesn’t make me smell DISGUSTING!!!
The loud cryer!
The brick thrower!
One thing I noticed about Netflix series:
They’re less likely to have an episode recap.
They know you’re binge watching.
Is this a good one or, a cis white gays appropriating what actually happened? I’ve seen too many of the later.
It’s gonna be problematic, I’m sure.
Mickey Rourke and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the big names if I remember correctly. The protagonist is gonna be a white guy, but I don’t know how much of his story is going to be about seeing the people involved.
The casting call for extras specifically said that they needed MoC, prioritizing Black and Latino men. That gave me a bit of hope, but I know your frustrations about the story being whitewashed.I’m still excited to be in it, but obviously I’m going in with a critical eye.
A friend of mine has been filming lots of extra work (possibly some speaking lines) in the movie, which is filming here in Montreal, and he sent me an e-mail insisting that I reapply as an extra. I’d already applied and gotten no response, so I was a bit let down.
I sent my photos in at 2:30am (cuz he likes the last minute, this guy), and by 7:00am I’d received an e-mail confirming where to get the shuttle to be on set today!
I’ll just be a blur in the background of the riot scenes probably, but there’s always a chance that something more will come of it. And it doesn’t really matter, because no matter what I get to take part in something that could be really important.
I’m almost certain that I am coming on specifically to film the riot scenes!
I’m nervous as hell, but sooooo excited! I’m gonna make Dionysus proud!
La tienes grande?
No but for real I don’t speak Spanish.
Nel mano nel, bajale a ser tan subido cerote.
Yo no hablo español, pero tengo una gran trucha en mis calzoncillos.
If I ever ‘like’ something from you 17 times in 3 seconds, it’s because I’m on the mobile app, and it’s lagging and I’m sitting there going “LIKE, YOU STUPID PIECE OF CACA!!”
It wasn’t like I was having some weird internal struggle; “I like it. No i don’t. No. I do. But…no. Wait. I do. I DOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”
what do you think of hellenics that practice magic? do you consider it hubris? could you make that work?
I am a Hellenic Polytheist and I also do magic, so I’m obviously pretty ok with it.
There’s plenty of historical documentation of Hellenic witchcraft, though I’ve heard conflicting points of view on whether it was acceptable, if it was witchcraft as we see it today, and if it was actually a part of the culture of the time or it was just a few really loud, well-documented wing nuts that made it look that way.
I am a theistic witch, although I wouldn’t call myself a Hellenic witch or anything like that. My work is primarily taken from secular European traditional witchcraft styles, but heavily influenced by my religion. I haven’t researched ancient Greek witchcraft effectively enough to practice in that paradigm, but I include the Theoi in my witchcraft.
I don’t see myself as hubristic in my approach because while I may use magical incantations or ingredients, I leave the final decisions in the hands of the Theoi. My witchcraft is, more or less, applied prayer. I use the magical correspondences of words and plants and objects to signal to the Theoi 1) that I am calling out to Them for help or attention, and 2) what my specific intention is. I will usually include an offering in all of my witchcraft as thanks for Their involvement.
I do not think that my witchcraft helps me command nature, and especially not the Theoi. That was one of my biggest qualms with neoWicca when I used to practice it; I never liked “calling down” a god in order to get what I wanted. I prefer to call out to Them.
I am not commanding any forces, or being more powerful than anything when I do witchcraft. I believe in the inherent magical properties (and the developed magical properties) of objects, and I just happen to group them together from time to time to let them do their work. It’s just a skill I have that some other people don’t. I can’t do math, and it doesn’t make sense to me. People who can do math seem kind of magical to me sometimes. They just know what they are doing, as I do with spells, and let the logic take its course.
If I use basil to draw in money, the inherent properties of Basil are at work. If the Theoi stop that from working, then they’ve stopped it. If they allow it work, then I profit. It’s Their choice.
It’s kind of like having a buddy at work on the tech support team who gives you a special crack that will let you get Facebook on your work computer. It works perfectly, but if the manager finds out they’ll rewrite the program with a patch for the crack and suddenly you don’t get Facebook anymore. Witchcraft is tech support, and the Theoi are your bosses.
"Piety posse drama"?
I wrote a big reply to this, and then just deleted it because I feel like I’m gonna get myself in trouble.
Basically, some really big names in Pagan/Polytheistic blogging decided that everyone was doing it wrong and they needed to make it clear to everyone that we were only praying to our imaginary friends because all of us were ego-tripping and if we were as devout as them then we’d see the truth.
It was incredibly divisive in the online community with people getting really heated about the practices of all of their coreligionists.
Dver and Sannion were involved with the more conservative side of things and it changed the way I look at their work. I still respect them as devotees, and they bring up so many important thoughts and questions and resources in their blogs that I would be remiss to not recommend them just because I disagree with some of their politics.
I suggest their work, but suggest you take anything they say about “the right way” to do things with a grain of salt. Sometimes they are spot on, and other times I personably disagree. You find your own place on the matter.