to this day one of my most weirdest vivid nightmares i still remember was one i had two years ago where an alvin plush in my room was alive. i dreamed he had colorful lights all over him and when he was awake the lights would light up and when he wasn’t they would turn back off. he never moved or did anything but dream me knew he was evil and convinced he wanted to kill me.
nothing even happened but i woke up terrified. to this day i do not know what my subconscious was trying to warn me about, it haunts me
The exact moment I decided to be a writer was while watching Almost Famous. In fact I paused the film around halfway through because I was hit by a wave of inspiration and had to go write something. A poem, I think. I’d always written, but this film made it look like something one could do as a job, and that it might lead me on strange and interesting adventures. Mostly it’s a film about being different and weird and finding acceptance for it through your art, and that spoke to me on so many levels. I’m different! I’m weird! I write! Maybe I can do this?! Thirteen years later, I’ve still not been on tour with a rock band, but I do write for a living. Thanks, Cameron Crowe. —Daniel Dalton
Taught me the following lessons:
Don’t do heroin. Save your money. Listen to your heart, not your friends. Don’t do heroin. Scotland is interesting. Be careful who you pick up when you go to a club. Don’t do heroin. Always use protection. Fries are called chips in Scotland. Don’t hang around criminals. Don’t have kids.
Hoop Dreams is the greatest documentary ever made and was what taught me to start thinking about privilege and poverty and how that relates to “following your dreams” or whatever, when I was a young stupid teenager constantly being told to follow my dreams. —Summer Anne Burton
4. The Breakfast Club
It will remind you that individuality is the key to being happy. You do you. Never pretend to be someone you’re not. —Anna Neyman
5. Laurence Anyways
Aside from having exceptional cinematography and a soundtrack you will keep listening to after the fact, Laurence Anyways grapples with gender identity in the 21st century and what happens to everyone around you when you do decide to transition. Not only that, but Xavier Dolan was an impressive 23 years old when he directed this film. —David Bertozzi
I have no idea what I expect for tomorrow’s episode but I really hope we get to see Isak going over to Even. I hope they talk. I want them to talk. I want them to be okay. I want them to figure things out. I want them to be happy and okay, together.
No one can tell me that Isak doesn’t love Even, or that Even doesn’t love Isak. This story doesn’t need anyone to die for it to be epic, because their love alone is epic.
There’s only one path I want Isak to take and that is the one leading to Even.
He has to get over there.
Get to the bed/balcony.
Climb the stairway to Even.