So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for… and deserved. Which ever since I’ve… ever since I’ve always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or… evasion… but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.


“You’re in your element.”

Holby City, 18x36 Missing You Already

anonymous asked:

Lorna I have a cute question for you - as a fellow robert fan i have a question in regards to where you stand on robs hair during the affair era ™ . I was doing a rewatch and I know yes his floppy hair during 2015 was pretty awful (sorry rob😋) but the one time I found it acceptable and actually have a soft spot for is in the " you'll make me think I fell for a quitter" scene I loved it being longer and out of control . Is this a yay or nay for you 🙊 ?

i wasn’t a big fan of his floppy hair (i hated it deeply and it caused me a lot of anger when he came on screen looking like an overgrown extra from high school musical) but that hair had its Moments, i didn’t mind the longer hair around the first hotel visit (messy fluffy hair is my weakness) but idk most of the time i just wanted to sit him down and cut it off myself 

tbh Peak robert hair will always be those first few months after he got shot, like december 2015 - february 2016 was just the pinnacle of robert’s hair and o.k it’s nice now (when they don’t go full tintin with it) but robert’s hair in the first scene he has with liv is as good as we’ll ever get

actually wait the scene with aaron where aaron tells him he’ll never be his man again thats the best robert look (hair and clothes i’m going all out) that we have ever gotten and i’ll fight everyone on it tbh

but i mean speaking of robert’s hair @mygodthefeels is doing this fandom a great service and making gifsets of roberts best hair and its a genuine #blessing every time a new one pops up

anonymous asked:

Can you elaborate a little on the "structured dialogue"? Although I can sorta guess by it's comparison with naturalistic dialogue, it's not a term I'm familiar with so I'd like to be sure.

lmao i pulled that term out of thin air because i haven’t learnt about this kind of technical stuff in a while and needed something to describe what i meant

it’s hard to explain (not just because i’m exhausted and it’s 1:30am) but what i mean is that RTD’s dialogue- he writes it how people actually talk, and he’s written in his book about how he imagines what the character would say in the situation if they were real, and just writes that down. there’s fillers, colloquialisms, stumbling over words, the dialogue flowing naturally back and forth. characters have their own idiolects, for instance jackie tyler usually uses ‘sweetheart’ as a discourse marker when talking to rose, ten will say his infamous ‘well….’ etc. there’s a consistency which isn’t there in moffat who (like they introduced clara saying ‘oh my stars’ in TROA because her mother also used that expression… and it’s never been said ever again)

i prefer this naturalistic way of writing, to moffat’s preference on very deliberate… sort of… back-and-forth banter. like the doctor and river communicating in either one liners or trailer speak metaphors, which couldn’t really be conceived of on the spot. it just seems… rehearsed and that disengages me with the reality of the show. as a gifset maker, i’ve found moffat’s dialogue fits a lot easier into gifs when someone is making like… 9 Rory quotes or whatever, because lines are written to stand alone as snappy quotable quotes

his characters have a lot of fun punchlines and zingers, which i’m just not a fan of. i guess it’s like how some people say they don’t like ‘whedon speak’; some people just aren’t attuned to the voices of particular writers, and that’s fine! just like how i’ve seen people say they hate how rtd’s characters talk about what they’re having for dinner- i like that! i like that element of realism that isn’t really in moffat’s who, sort of… every day small talk which isn’t funny or plot relevant. it has no purpose, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t say it irl, and that’s what makes characters real to me

additionally rtd wrote in his book about how conversation is less two people talking, but rather ‘two monologues clashing’ because human beings don’t listen to each other, but rather think about what they themselves want to say. he also speaks about it a bit with charlie brooker about what makes good/bad dialogue

the wonderful quantumtardis has written about it far more eloquently than i can here, too

probably none of that made any sense to anyone but me, o well, i hope you can fathom something from it haha


Hey, my friends! Last month I hit 3000 followers and I couldn’t be happier (actually some days ago I hit 4000?! That is AMAZING). So I wanted to say thank you guys so much (LOVE YOU ALL). So I decided I should do something special for you guys and this was my first Tumblr Awards and I hope you guys liked it. 

After a long month, I decided who are the winners and the two runner ups that I would put in this post. It was very very very difficult because you guys have great blogs and are even greater people. You all deserve to be in here and I’m so sorry if you are not. Never forget that I love you.

So that’s it, my friends. I hope you guys like the results and again, sorry if you are not in there. And I wanna say that I have lots of friends in here and I had to be fair choosing the winners, so being a close friend to me won’t affect the results. I’m sorry. I still love you lots and lots but I need to be fair with everyone.

best URL 

best desktop theme

best mobile theme 

best icon

best edits/gifs 

best clique arts

best twenty one pilots blog 

best multifandom blog

best inspirational blog

the prizes:

  • a follow from me (if not already)
  • my frenship (let’s be friends!!!)
  • ‘best inspirational blog’ winner: gets a link on my help page(FOREVER), 1 lyric edit or gifset (upon request)
  • winners: get 3 solo promos (upon request), 1 lyric edit or gifset (upon request)
  • runner-ups: get 1 solo promo (upon request)

So congratulations to each one of the winners and the runner-ups. You guys are amazing!

Okay, so that’s it! I hope you guys liked it. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. You are all amazing. Love you.

Stay safe. Stay alive. |-/