My darling. I’m waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I’m horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there’d be the sun. I’m afraid I waste the light on the paintings, not writing these words. We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we’ve entered and swum up like rivers. Fears we’ve hidden in - like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. Where the real countries are. Not boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men. I know you’ll come carry me out to the Palace of Winds. That’s what I’ve wanted: to walk in such a place with you. With friends, on an earth without maps.


englishpatient replied to your post: Basically cole sprouse let the whiteness blind him when a bunch of people pointed out that his privilege was affecting his views on anthropology, and then he said that people were ‘going on tangents’ or making points not related to whatevs his post was… then he called it “ethnocentrism” for these poc to point out his white privilege and bullshit.

Pretty close.

yupp, my dash was awash with jokes for a while, and then i started finding more real information. i’m always scared about checking relevant tags after something big goes down because i don’t want to be triggered/don’t want to up my blood pressure any more than necessary.


 thesavagedaughter replied to your postBasically cole sprouse let the whiteness blind him when a bunch of people pointed out that his privilege was affecting his views on anthropology, and then he said that people were ‘going on tangents’ or making points not related to whatevs his post was… then he called it “ethnocentrism” for these poc to point out his white privilege and bullshit.

pretty much, yup. memes are being made.

well, whitefolk made memes about me, remember? memes are not the determining factor of how horrible a person is.

but yeah, when PoC are blasting some white boy on my dash, i know right away that he’s gone and done something ignorant.

englishpatient replied to your photoset: englishpatient replied to your post: Holy hell I’m…

I <3 science. I kinda wish that Ricciolo had actually done the “drop a rock from a really high tower to prove the Earth is moving” experiment.

I love science too, but it’s terrifying

Someone explained to me how a feather and a brick will fall at the same speed in a vacuum and it made my brain hurt

My chemistry teacher explained how matter, including a human body, is mostly comprised of empty space, and I spent the rest of class poking things to try to wrap my head around it

Another teacher explained what the Large Hadron Collider was doing, and I nearly cried.

I read online how the universe is over 90 billion light-years wide, but only 13 billion years old, but that none of the objects is moving faster-than-light, the empty space between the objects is expanding. I almost pooped myself.

Blog Task Four - editing, the third stage of writing

The edit room is a place of laughter, tears, elation, frustration, tedium, thrills and more often than not a lot of rather vulgar language. You have nearly as much control over a story during the editing process as you do while writing or while on set; that can be really scary. It’s very easy to lose perspective and make huge last-minute decisions that change your story dramatically. After watching the same sequences over and over again, you lose sight of what’s good and what’s not.


The last film I made went through 27 title changes - this time I built it into the shot, which meant one less thing to dither over!

I’ve learned that I’m the kind of editor who needs to hear lots of opinions during the process. I don’t necessarily take all those opinions on board; just hearing them can be enough to restore my perspective and thus my confidence in decisions that I’ m making. During the editing of Apple Juice I had excruciating moments of not knowing what to do next, feeling totally overwhelmed - all I needed was someone to say “This bit’s great, this bit’s rubbish” and I had direction again.

I think that editing films you’ve written and directed yourself is a hugely different task to editing someone else’s story. When you know your own original vision, you can edit to match that as closely as possible. This can be a blessing or a curse. For me I think it’s kind of like blinkers on a horse; I’m so attached to my story that I don’t often see all the other possibilities available to me in the edit. I’m working on it!


An example of fantastic editing in film is this scene from Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, edited by Walter Murch:

The legendary Murch won two Academy Awards for the film, for best film editing and best sound engineering. The beginning of the scene is narrated by the future Almásy; the whole film is told this way, as we jump back and forward in time from 1939 to 1945, where Almásy lays dying.  

In this scene the Count Almásy (Ralph Fiennes) is very nearly hit by a plane flown by the cuckolded Geoffrey Clifton (Colin Firth), in a moment reminiscent of the famous crop duster scene in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. It is revealed that Geoffrey’s wife Katherine (Kristin Scott Thomas) was also in the plane - and she, unlike Geoffrey, is alive, though gravely wounded. 

The sense of foreboding at the beginning of the scene is built using picture and sound - the nail biting sound of the approaching plane, Almásy’s ominous voiceover, the closeup of the unhinged Clifton cut with the wide of the unwitting Almásy. 

Sound is so powerful here - we hear Katherine’s soft moans before we see her, and the painful realisation on Almásy’s face. Music creeps into the scene as the two come together, and in one long and heart-wrenching take we watch him pull her shattered body from the plane. The music sweeps as we watch him carry her up the cliff in a beautifully constructed shot that is like a classic painting; the scene then becomes intimate as the two talk - and we build to the climax: Katherine tells Almásy “I’ve always loved you” and the music swells to a crescendo as Almásy weeps. We cut to a dramatic wide that shows us just how far they have to go, and the hopelessness of their situation. 

It is my dream to one day construct a scene as beautiful and emotionally affecting as this one. The whole film is this brilliant - if you haven’t seen it I strongly recommend doing so!

Thank you everyone who answered my question :)!  Yes, I do realize shapes wont provide a lot of income which is alright with me. I’d love to make skins and make up. But I’m no good at that, my coloring skills are terrible.  I don’t know any skin makers I could possibly pair up with either.

I might be just use the standard sizes including 5 shapes from small to large and create different faces for them having a style card included of course. As for prices 1L-30L should be cheap enough. Most of the skins will be used with mother goose’s LB’s. 

Thanks again for your tips and suggestions everyone :)!!