Benedict the chameleon.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
Let’s talk about Johanna Mason for a minute. The scene after Finnick and Katniss endure the torturous jabberjays is powerful for many reasons but what stuck out to me the most (other than Jennifer Lawrence’s incredible acting) was Johanna. She literally screams at President Snow and tells him he can’t put everyone in an arena to psychologically torture and kill them. She’s completely right. He can’t continue to be a coward and put innocent humans in an arena as sacrifices for entertainment value. Then right after she says that, she has this air of complete calm and says, “What? He can’t hurt me. There’s no one left that I love.” That is gut wrenching. The fact that Capitol has taken everything and everyone from this girl, but she keeps on going is something that is truly inspiring. She doesn’t give up even though many would in her situation. She is courageous through it all. She’s not afraid to stand up to the Capitol and show that even though what they’ve done has scarred her, she is a fighter and they don’t control her. That is why Johanna Mason is amazing. We need more characters like her.
I would also like to say thank you to Jena Malone because she exudes every emotional layer of Johanna perfectly and I don’t know of any actress who could’ve done a better job.
How I remove white backgrounds from scans.
I can never get the other method to work that I have seen here on some tutorial blogs. So I found another way which is much more simple in my opinion. I am not sure if it will work on later versions of photoshop. I am using the cs5 version.
Hope this helps someone
Let’s be honest here, I would make such a shitty companion.