book is always better than the movie

11 writing problems and solutions

Writing is a craft. It takes time for anyone to learn and improve. But there are some shortcuts you can try, maybe adapt to your own needs. Here are 11 writing problems and their solutions, or hacks.

Too many ideas syndrome

Problem: You have too many equally good story ideas and can’t pick just one to write.

Solution: Select your top 3 favorite stories and write the first scene of all three. If you can’t decide, write the first chapter. The right project will be easier to work with, you’ll have fun writing it, you will be daydreaming about the story, you will love the characters. So, give away three chances instead of one.

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Outline spoiling the fun

Problem: Whenever you outline a story idea, it completely spoils your will to write it. The mystery is gone.

Solution: Instead of outlining the whole story, just make a clear goal on how your characters should end. Will they succeed? Will they fail? Will they be happy? Will they find redemption? Will they be wronged? Decide how your story should end and explore the plot as you go. Remember, no one will read your first draft, so just write.

Lost midway

Problem: If you are a pantser, you might get lost in the middle of the story, especially after the first plot point.

Solution: Give your story an ending. If you know where your characters will end up, you’ll have a better understanding of which routes to take. Always keep in mind how the story will end. Use it as the beacon of a lighthouse to guide you through stormy waters.

Creative block

Problem: You don’t have story ideas. Or nothing you have so far excites you enough for a novel.

Solution: Read a book or watch a movie completely out of your genre. This works like magic, I promise. I’m not a sci-fi person, but Akira has given me more story ideas than any movie and book from my own genre.

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Writing anxiety

Problem: You are scared of writing, scared of starting a new story, or just scared of not doing a good job.

Solution: Write a fanfic. No one expects a fanfic to be a masterpiece (although many are). Fanfics are done for fun and for passion. So, write your book in fanfic format. You can even use fandom characters and aus in the process. When the story is completed, change back to original characters.

Editing as you write

Problem: You keep going back to previous paragraphs and editing instead of moving forward with your writing.

Solution: Write your novel by hand. This might sound like a lot of work, but it’s quite the opposite. The white screen of the computer urges you to review, to make it perfect, academic like perfect. The paper however, brings you back to the craft, to the urge of filling lines and pages. Handwriting also gives you the opportunity of sketching and doodling. 

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Problem: Tumblr. Youtube. Email. Netflix. Bathroom. Fridge. Bed.

Solution: Go offline. Turn off your wi-fi. Use a device without internet connection. Or, if you keep fooling yourself and turning the internet back on, write your novel by hand. Give yourself a daily hour of internet, but live offline. And if you take unnecessary trips to the fridge or the bathroom, try the pomodoro technique.

Lack of plots

Problem: Nothing relevant is happening, your story looks kind of boring. Or the main plot is too weak for a whole novel.

Solution: Take a few days off. Just relax. When you are ready to go back, read what you have written so far. Maybe you were just tired. But, if the story really sucks, go back to basics. Ask yourself two questions. What type of story am I writing? How will this story end? Follow the answer like a map. Change what needs to be changed, even if you have to delete the whole progress. If you lack plots, don’t add fillers, just go back to basics.  

Weak main character

Problem: Your character lacks personality, voice and/or visuals.

Solution: Give your main character three things. An external battle. An internal battle. And an unique feature. The external battle is their goal, what they want to achieve, what they dream about. An internal battle is their fears, traumas, doubts, mental issues, prejudices and triggers to overcome. An unique feature is what sets them apart from other characters, maybe they have piercings, or tattoos, or pink hair, or lilac eyes, maybe they wear neon boots, or a mask, or mittens, maybe they are left-handed, or blind, maybe they have a scar, or a birthmark. Every amazing main character has external battles, internal battles and unique features.  

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Problem: You have no will to write. The passion is gone. You feel empty.

Solution: If you don’t have access to medical help, reading is a good way to reevaluate your career and regain your passion for the words. Read lots of books. Don’t worry about writing, just read. Lose yourself in fictional adventures. Read sci-fi, romance, horror, fantasy, crime, family saga, classics, foreigner fictions, fanfics, shorts, poetry. Immerse in literature. Literature can save lives.  

Strange dialogues

Problem: Dialogues seem too formal, or too much like the narration, or characters lack individuality.

Solution: Read your dialogues out loud while acting as your characters. You can find a quiet empty room for that. Be an actor. Go for the emotions. Record your acting sections, after all, you might improvise at some point.    

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Zodiac: Tag Yourself (Edition)

-looks like “fight me” but is actually “love me”
-extremely fucking smart like wut
-doesn’t care about emotions unless it’s their own
-strive for power

-seems chill but is actually savage af
-doesn’t believe in emotions
-would fight you for hurting an animal
-actually has an amazing sleeping schedule???

-emotional mess (they never feel anything the right way)
-probably knows more useless shit than you
-actually really amazing ppl
-doesn’t know what sleep is

-looks like “love me” but is actually “fight me”
-doesn’t know how to deal with emotions so they don’t
-can be extremely selfish
-lives in drama

-very one way thinking mind
-high morals
-doesn’t deny they need constant validation
-constantly naps

-looks like they want to kill you, probably does
-such a fucking nerd
-sleeping schedule so fucked it’s like wow
-has a weird book collection

-always in love with someone
-big time music dork
-over emotional
-probably doesn’t know what’s going on

-tries to be hard core but are low key cry babies
-likes dark colors but has a bright personality
-probably reads more books than you
-just wants to be loved

-ready to disappear at any moment
-has seen every strange movie on Netflix (I mean, EVERY weird movie)
-honestly forgets emotions exist
-just wants a 48 hr nap

-knows they’re better than you
-parties more than you know
-just wants ppl to stop
-will cut you off without blinking an eye

-disappears for a while w/o explanation
-probably cuter than you
-always turnt
-live in a very gray world when it comes to what’s right or wrong

-doesn’t like dealing with responsibility
-likes music more than they like you
-thrives off of attention tho
-refuses to be anyone’s #2

wordmage-girl  asked:

Why do you want to fight Nicholas Sparks? And how would you challenge him (thrown glove, e-vite, etc)?

Thrown glove, definitely. This has to be PERSONAL, even though my problem with him is really everything he represents.

I have talked before about how his brand of dreck has basically killed the romcom, but I don’t think I’ve talked about why I hate his brand of dreck, so gather around, chickadees, for “How do I hate thee, Nicholas Sparks? Let me count the ways.”

1. Tragedy porn. Look, honestly, I liked “A Walk to Remember.” Mostly because of “Only Hope” and Shane West’s face, but I liked it (if I watched it today, even divorced from the whole of Sparks’s canon, I would hate it, but that’s a separate issue). But as time went on and I watched a couple more of his movies and then heard about the others, it’s just … look. I know that we make stories to make people feel a certain way. We want to elicit an emotional response. And that’s a good thing, you know? And I know I rail about darkness and sadness a lot, but I’m not even saying that stories should only try to elicit good emotions. That feels shallow.

But with Nicholas Sparks and other tear-jerker-type stories (see: reasons I never got into Grey’s Anatomy, reasons I’m more likely to read straight-up darkfic than what people call “sads”), the emotional manipulation is incredibly blatant and formulaic and … I don’t know, is “cheap” the word I want? I don’t see the point in a story that says “Here’s a thing you love. Fate is going to take that thing you love from you. The main character is going to lift their chin like Scarlett O’Hara and say ‘tomorrow is another day!’“ I don’t feel like it’s something the creator is sharing with me, I feel like it’s something they’re trying to do to me, and I don’t take kindly to that.

2. White Cis Hets Touching Foreheads.

3. His whole brand is marketed to women, books and movies both, they’re chick flicks, date movies, stuff For the Women, but he sure is a dude. Not that men aren’t allowed to write romances, but it’s just that slimy feeling of “a wise man making money off all those silly weepy romantic women” rather than “a wise man showing that it’s okay for both women and men to cry over a love story where tragic things happen.” Like. Nora Roberts sure doesn’t have this kind of franchise. And I can’t say I enjoy reading Nora Roberts, but one could excise the sex from her books and make movies and market them to women, but somehow nobody got to be a romantic-book-adaptation juggernaut until Sparks. Partly because he’s a man and partly because

4. Happiness Isn’t Art. There seems to be this implication that because things end badly, because they’re sad, because they make you cry, it’s okay that they’re romantic. The sadness makes sure that they’re art. And fuck that, honestly? Tearjerkers are fine, whatever, they can (and should, I don’t want to stop people writing for the genres that appeal to them) exist in the world even if I don’t want to consume them, but nobody in this world gets to tell me that the unhappiness elevates them higher than the romcom. That it’s better than Nora Roberts not because he’s a man but because the sadness makes it somehow more worthy.

5. Look at that face. Tell me you don’t want to punch that smug face.

6. Sometimes you just read a book or watch a movie and know that the person behind the story is ideologically opposed to you in pretty much every possible way.

Just to sum up, I guess … I’m a person who loves reading and writing love stories. I always have been, since I was a little kid. If there’s tragedy and difficulty along the way, sure, I’m willing to go along with that, but when there’s someone who consistently says “no, this is only worthy if I take happiness away from you, because happiness isn’t art, because romance is only worth of attention if tragedy interrupts it,” then I get ready for a fight. And since he’s very much the trend leader there, I am pretty much ready to meet him in the pit at all times.

anonymous asked:

I don't understand this concept of "being barred" from progressing in a game, unless you've got a disability, there's nothing stopping you from getting better at a game or beating a tough boss, especially since the game isn't getting any easier after.

One of the common things I hear is that “Well, games are the only medium that prevent player progress. Books and movies don’t do that.” but there’s two issues:

a) Games aren’t books or movies.

People who unironically try to say one should be like the other are downplaying the uniqueness of those mediums and just show that they don’t appreciate it. Games are unique because they require active involvement from the participant; board games, card games, sports, the newspaper Sudoku, etc may have different methods of engaging the player but it’s still working under the same end goal of getting you involved.

John Walker from RPS tried drawing the comparison to wanting to add in the option to skip gameplay to people who want a burger but take off some of the toppings, the tomato. But that’s the problem: Gameplay is not inconsequential. It’s not added fluff that can be easily removed. It’s literally in the name of the medium. Gameplay isn’t the topping, it’s the goddamn meat itself! It’s because of nonsense like this why games journalists get laughed at on a daily basis: they clearly show they don’t appreciate the medium but are utterly stunned when there’s so much blowback from gamers. Gamers balk at dumb reasons like this because regardless of your age, your skill at games, platform of choice: the reason people drop $60 on a game is because they want to play it. Not to just look at pretty pictures and marvel at the scenery, which are the toppings on the burger.

b) Just because anyone can technically partake in passive activities like watching doesn’t mean that they’ll actually understand it or appreciate the creator’s intent.

Take David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. I didn’t like the movie, in fact, I think I can honestly say that I hated it and thought it was a huge waste of time. But other people loved it so much that it’s gotten lots of awards and nominations and praise from film buffs and critics. Does this mean David Lynch should make his movies more straightforward for simpletons like me? No. If it was his vision to make Mulholland Drive a clusterfuck mishmash, then that’s fine. I may not like it, but other people clearly do, so instead of me whining for it to fit my tastes, I’ll just go watch Airplane for the 89798234759384th time since it’s a better movie.

There isn’t anything wrong with a game requiring more from the player to proceed because not every game needs to be “accessible”. Not every movie is “accessible”, not every book is an “easy read”: some things require more from the participant and that’s perfectly fine. Games don’t have to be designed for every person in mind and I will always prefer products with a specific niche in mind than ones made with the nebulous and vague goal of “mass appeal”.

These are also the same kinds of people that really push the “games are art” rhetoric, which makes their complaints ironic, because if they were truly serious about that then they’d realize that the value of art is something that varies heavily from person to person. People are unique and have their own tastes, ergo it would only make sense for art to exist to cater to that taste and that taste exclusively.

If game journos had any sense, they’d realize this but they don’t so they get laughed at 24/7 by everyone.

Boyfriend! Daniel Kang

Okay so I know I’m a hiatus and all but like Daniel Kang is my bby and like I love him so much so here we go

  • you’re Woojin’s older sister and after watching Produce 101 you can say you’re voting for him and Woojin
  • glad that someone there’s to take care of your lil bro
  • a cute someone 
  • you show up to the final show bcus you’re a “loving sister” but really it’s because of Daniel Kang and his hip thrusts
  • remembers the sorry sorry fancam
  • anywho
  • Daniel gets in to the top 11 (he better or else Mnet is gonna catch these hands) and you were probably the loudest lol
  • but your sad af because Woojin didn’t but that’s okay since he’s a little baby that has a lot of time to grow
  • •you meet up with Woojin afterwards and guess who’s with him
  • the one and only DANIEL KANG
  • being he responsible sister you are, you thank Daniel for taking care of your little brother 
  • daniel’s like ‘no problem, he’s like my son’
  • ’…’
  • then you both burst out laughing cus y'all are weirdos
  • you exchange numbers before he has to leave and you could have sworn he winked at you
  • like no
  • leave the winking to Jihoon
  • feeling attacked by his wink
  • he texted you a few days later and you’re just like
  • ‘oh’
  • ‘OH’
  • you guys hit it off and those texts became physically hanging out with him, Woojin and Woojin’s omma Seongwoo
  • sometimes it was only you and Daniel which you wee totally fine with
  • eventually you and Daniel started getting closer and the classic you liked him and he liked you thing happened
  • eventually he asked you out on a date and everything would be fine from there
  • moving on to actual boyfriend!Daniel
  • lots and lots of skinship
  • back hugs for days
  • will squeeze the fuck out of you whenever he can
  • legit you can’t get him off of you
  • like his arms are wrapped around your waist and his chin is resting on your head / shoulder
  • kind of clingy but that’s okay since he’s being cute about it
  • holds your hand 25/8
  • his grip is pretty tight because he doesn’t want to lose you but it’s not too tight since he doesn’t want your fingers to lose circulation
  • doesn’t mind a lot of PDA
  • love it actually
  • you’re his and he’s your’s
  • says the most cheesy and cliche lines ever
  • ‘if you were a booger, I’d pick you first’
  • ‘ew get a life’
  • 'you are my life’
  • 'okay I admit that was kind of smooth’
  • fights over books are normal too
  • 'istg Daniel, I will super glue that mouth of yours and force you to watch the Percy Jackson movies while listening to me rant on how horrible they are’
  • 'I love you babe’
  • 'that’s what I thought’
  • he’s really caring tho and will like always be there for you
  • if he notices that you’re having a bad day, he’ll come over with ice cream
  • will climb through your window if he had to but most of the time Woojin just opens the door
  • he’ll just sit on your bed and pull you on him so that you’re sitting on his lap with your chin on his shoulder
  • will wrap an arm around you and the other one will be petting your hair because he knows you like that
  • wouldn’t make you talk about it but you eventually open up anyways because this boy just wants to make you happy
  • you end up eating ice cream and cuddling all day
  • make sure to offer Woojin some too for letting Daniel in
  • taking care of his cat when you visit him
  • he calls you their mother because to be honest you really are that cat’s mother
  • he likes giving you forehead kisses
  • that way he doesn’t have to bend down 
  • he also likes giving you nose boops because he’s cute like that
  • story time!!!
  • includes a “makeout session” but not really since I totally don’t know how to write that shit
  • so you and Daniel were hanging out at your place aka your parents house
  • y’all were cuddling and doing your usually cute thing since he’s just like that and yeah
  • suddenly you get bored and his face is a lot more interesting then the movie
  • you noticed how kissable his lips are because they really are 
  • i’m not the only one right?
  • and he notices that you’re not playing attention so he’s becomes his cheeky self
  • ‘is my face just that handsome?’
  • you’re like 
  • ‘what, no, ew, get away from me’
  • but you’re face is like all red so he knows that you were totally checking him out
  • he laughs and leans in to kiss you
  • you kiss back of course
  • that somehow escalated and now you guys are making out on the couch and his hands are up you’re shirt
  • oops
  • suddenly the front door opens and Seongwoo, Woojin and some produce 101 winners walk in with a cake
  • you probably heard a high pitched scream that belonged to your little brother
  • ‘wow, I know we told you to distract her but this was not what we wanted’
  • and you’re all like ‘wtf is going on’
  • then you realized something
  • wow you forgot your own birthday
  • nice going y/n
  • so that’s the story of why you and Daniel should never make out in the living room 
  • basically stan Daniel Kang and fight Mnet with me if he doesn’t debut

So I’ve seen a lot of people talk about the jock falling in love with the nerdy guy, and I love that prompt. But hear me out: imagine the hot girl, like the really hot girl that literally every one likes. Talking mean girls type of hot girl. And her entire life she thought she just hadn’t found the right guy yet, but she’s tooootally straight. Then one day a nerdy, frumpy girl walks into class carrying a stack of books. And the hot girl’s heart legit skip a fucking beat. Like she’s seen hot, she’s seen pretty but this grey mouse nerd is a whole nother level of beautiful! And imagine the hot girl who hasn’t cared for books or pursuing any of her interests because she’s always been told that she’s nothing more than a pretty face. Now she finally realizes the beauty in the brains, so she starts reading, nerding out, trying to pursue the same stuff the nerdy girls like. Just like imagine it. Imagine the two of them finally going on a date together, going to see a superhero movie. Imagine the hot girl watching the nerdy girl talk about it afterwards.

The Signs as Writers
  • ♈️ Aries: They’ve been writing since they were really young. They are always working on a project, or attempting some crazy challenge. They don’t shy away from trying out new genres or writing styles. Once they want to do something, there’s no way to stop them.
  • ♉️ Taurus: They may appear to have a controlled exterior, but all of that changes the instant you ask them about their characters. They write the most lovable & sweet characters, and they also happen to be their own #1 biggest fan— so beware talking smack about their babies.
  • ♊️ Gemini: They’re always juggling several projects at the same time. They write fiction and enjoy it, but they do much more. They can be spotted writing the comic-book version of one of their previous works, or typing up a movie script. Prolific doesn’t even begin to describe them.
  • ♋️ Cancer: Their storytelling is spontaneous, almost volatile, and that is what makes their books so fun to read. There’s no telling where their stories will go or what will happen next. For them, what matters most is not the journey— but the adventure!
  • ♌️ Leo: They know their characters better than anyone else. Sometimes they may spend more time writing backstories (and doing world-building) than actually writing the book, but at the end it’s all worth it. That’s why their characters feel like real people.
  • ♍️ Virgo: Their two best friends are subtlety and foreshadowing. They love leaving clues in the background, hints of what will be happening later in the story. They live for astute readers and, if you pay attention, you will realize there is more going on than you could’ve ever expected.
  • ♎️ Libra: Some writers are afraid of having multiple points of view, not them. They have tons of POVs, and they all get their chance under the spotlight. Sometimes their antagonists get the most character development, and that’s why they don’t feel like “villains.”
  • ♏️ Scorpio: They use everything in their power to strike the reader right in the *feels*. They’re the masters of cliffhangers and plot-twists. It's not about playing dirty, it’s about getting a reaction out of you. Character deaths should be expected, though they will still surprise you every damn time.
  • ♐️ Sagittarius: They don’t simply just *write* a book, they immerse themselves in the process. They’re dedicated researchers, and are known to go as far as changing their entire surroundings to match the ‘feel’ of the story they’re currently working on.
  • ♑️ Capricorn: They don’t write one-shots. Everything (and yes they do mean *everything*) they write is part of a series or their overarching mega-macro-universe. Expect to see cameos, familiar faces, and recurring themes across all their books!
  • ♒️ Aquarius: With them, no idea is too strange or far-fetched. They can take anything and spin it into a story. Mixing genres, and making new ones along the way, is all par for the course. Best of all— is that their crazy story ideas always work.
  • ♓️ Pisces: Everything they write is magical. They can make the most mundane story feel bigger-than-life and, when it comes to creating breath-taking worlds & settings, there’s simply no better. Be careful, though, because if given the chance they *will* make you believe that magic is real.
AUGUST 12: Fried Green Tomatoes is published (1987)

Published on this day in 1987, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg is an oft-overlooked and sanitized classic of lesbian literature. Weaving across time, the novel follows a bored 1980s housewife by the name of Evelyn Couch as she rediscovers her passion for life through hearing the tales of two women who unapologetically lived and loved in 1930s Alabama.

While visiting her mother-in-law at the Rose Terrace Nursing Home, Evelyn Couch meets an old woman named Ninny Threadgoode. Dealing with her own issues of depression and loneliness, Evelyn ignores the chatty Mrs. Threadgoode’s old stories at first, but with visit after visit she slowly but surely gets drawn in by the stories of Mrs. Threadgoode’s hometown of Whistle Stop, Alabama, the beloved long-gone Whistle Stop Café, and the love story of the two women who ran it – Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison. Taken in by the Threadgoode family from a young age, Ninny was given a front seat view of a decades-spanning drama; after her big brother is unexpectedly killed, tomboy Idgie is consumed by grief. It is only when an out-of-towner named Ruth Jamison comes to stay with the family  that Idgie is shaken out of her sadness and dives headfirst into a love affair with Ruth. Before long, Ruth is forced to return home to Valdosta, Georgia and fulfill her promise of marrying the wealthy Frank Bennett, but once Idgie discovers that Ruth is being abused by her new husband, Ruth is rescued and Frank Bennett mysteriously goes missing.

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Although the words “lesbian” or “gay” are never used in the novel, it is obvious from the story that Idgie and Ruth are a couple; from the multiple “I love you”s to the fact that they raise a child together, the novel doesn’t waste time grappling with the idea of lesbians in the 1930s or going over the obvious homophobia they must have faced, but instead gives readers a nostalgic and endearing love story. When the novel was adapted into an Academy Award winning movie in 1991, the writers left in all the intriguing bits of death, murder, and depression, but Idgie and Ruth were gal pal-ed hard. In the film, the writers changed the story where Ruth was the grieving girlfriend of Buddy Threadgoode – the dead older brother – and Idgie was constantly turning down marriage proposals by the good ole’ country boys who just couldn’t get over the fact that she ~wasn’t like the other girls. Today, it is this version of the story that is most remembered and cherished by audiences and although the true, lesbian version of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café has been forgotten and buried under the legacy of its sanitized film adaptation, this only further proves the old saying: the book is always better than the movie.


Nothing Left To Say // Spencer Reid

Originally posted by trisgrimes

“Wasn’t it nice while it lasted?“ 

Images flooded into his mind. Memories of everything they’d been through playing like a film reel. 

Waking up to her. Her mouth slightly open, her hair an absolute mess. Stealing glances of her while she read in comfort. His blue sweater that looked better on her. The small stain from her careless eating. The smell of freshly made coffee awaiting him every morning. 

Soft hands. Loving looks. Lips painted a bright red. Eyes filled with amusement. The way she’d pop gum. The way he’d always make fun of her for it. Weekend nights spent at home. Movie marathons. The way she’d beg for her favorite foods and the way he’d so easily cave.

Coming home to find her dead asleep in the middle of the day. Curling up next to her. Reading his books to her while she listened. Having to explain things more than once. Her genuine interest in knowing what he loved. 

“Wasn’t it fun?” 

Salt in the air. The warm sand beneath his feet. The fact he’d finally caved and gone to the beach despite his distaste for it. The fact he was actually having fun. Her laughter as he struggled to chase after her, the shore proving to be a difficult place to run despite his long legs. The sand in their faces when he finally tackled her down. Their laughs. Her smile. 

Her hand leading him. A roller-coaster as high as the sky. His stomach filling with nervous butterflies. Her cheesy reassurances. The dread when they hurled forward at top speed. His relieved laughter when they finally got off. Her arm that kept him upright until he regained his balance. 

Teaching her how to play chess. Her confusion at the game. The way she’d sneak pieces away. Her cheating tactics. His amusement at her determination to win. The way she’d try to seduce him whenever she was losing. The way it almost always worked. 

“It hurt sometimes, didn’t it?" 

Her screams. His anger. Their own disappointment. The way her voice rose that caused his stomach to drop. The way her face fell when he yelled back. The pain she felt when he grabbed her shoulders a little too hard. The punch to his stomach when she would shove him away. The venomous words that were thrown carelessly. The tears. The bloodshot eyes. The feeling of having your heart ripped out and stomped on.

"But I still loved you." 

Her touch. The way her lips pressed gently against his skin. The way her eyes would glaze over underneath him. The heat. The passion. The lust and love swirled together so perfectly that they couldn’t exist without the other. The way his heart beat faster at the sight of her. The way she kissed him, full of fervor after having been apart. The way they felt like they were one. One soul divided into two bodies, destined to find their way to each other. Even if it wasn’t meant to last forever.

"I think it was worth it.” 

It was.


Osomatsusan character costumes show (2017)

for the promotion of the new Osomatsusan audio drama CD, “松野家のなんでもない感じ vol.1”, the sextuplets appeared on the stage on March 20.
the sextuplets danced to the two Osomatsusan songs, “Hanamarupippi Ha Yoikodake” and “Six Shame Faces”, and played a few episodes included in the CD.
the vol.2 will be released on March 29.

i really hated last year’s Osomatsusan stage play, “Osomatsusan on Stage 〜Six Men’s Show Time〜”, but i like this costumes show better.
some Osomatsusan fans (and the fans of the acters who played the role of the six neets) enjoyed the show, though.
i can’t understand some people like live-action adoptations of manga and anime. that’s ridiculous. because nothing is more than original manga and anime.

and i’ve been fed up with the news of Gintama’s live-action movie.
the news reminded me of my former boss who was a fanatic fan of Gintama and Rurouni Kenshin.(she took Weekly Shounen Jump and manga books to the office, and recommended to everyone to read those manga…and she always carried Elizabeth waterbottle…i miss her!)
i’m sure she must be angry about the bad news. when Rurouni Kenshin got the live-action movie, she got furious about that and complained all day at the office.
anyway, i want overseas fans to know that most Japanese fans don’t want and enjoy the live-actions of manga/anime.
(why poor live-action adoptations have been made despite unpopularity? if i was to say all the reasons, it would take a very long time…)

anonymous asked:

Love that you're a Romione fan! Why do you think she's better with Ron than Harry? (I'm not even going to get into Tumblr's obsession with Hermione/Draco, which repulses me)

Well, first and foremost, there’s the fact that nowhere in seven books do Harry and Hermione ever indicate, hint or allude to romantic feelings for the other. Like, there is literally no canon evidence that the two were ever attracted to one another or that they ever liked one another as anything more than friends. Harry and Hermione were always presented as purely platonic, and this never wavered across the entire series (the movies are an entirely different story, thanks to the writer of the movies believing that since Harry was the Hero, he deserved the prize girl in the end).

Secondly, Harry and Hermione, while close, never seemed as natural as Hermione and Ron did. If you re-read passages where Harry and Hermione are together one-on-one for long periods of time, such as during GoF or Deathly Hallows, they are not as natural with one another nor as close as both of them are with Ron. Hermione and Ron have an easy rhythm, despite all the bickering, which I just don’t feel she has with Harry.

I just feel that Ron and Hermione balance one another out. She’s book-smart, he’s street smart, she’s stubborn, he’s easy going, she’s rigid and controlling, he’s more go-with-the flow. Hermione is sympathetic to others’ plights, Ron can be a bit callous. Hermione doesn’t have the most open of minds, Ron grew up in a world of magic and is therefore open to most notions and ideas. They both have a desire to do good and strong moral compasses, and they know how to “handle” one another well, and work well together. They’re just a really strong pairing, with a relationship rooted in friendship, mutual trust and respect and I will love and defend them as a pairing until the day I die.

Just saw the new It Film.

Me as person who FUCKIN HATES CLOWNS with a passion was skeptical to go see it. No BS even Harley Quinn gives me the creeps, I’d still smash but she’s still creepy. But as a Horror fan I really enjoyed it, I’d say its easily better than the 90s Mini series though Tim Curry will always be great. Though I will say after watching Stranger Things it does feel like a movie version of that although you wouldnt have stranger things without books/movies like the original IT. The actor who played Pennywise was great and the CGI effects were awesome. 

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Also the chemistry between the kids was great to watch and I had fun. Though a few jump scares got me bad. I’d honestly give it a spill/double toasted rating of Full Price. Def worth the watch and the ending gets you hyped up.


Why did Carrey’s portrayal of Count Olaf feel so unsatisfying?

The topic of Jim Carrey’s performance in the 2004 adaptation of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” remains controversial even to this day. While almost everyone agrees on his immense comedic talent, many fans argue that he was miscast. Who would choose an improv comedian to play one of the most terrifying villains of children’s literature? Over the years, we hear the very same complaints:

  1. His outlandish nature makes Olaf look like an incompetent fool ;
  2. His humorous lines ruin his aura of menace ;
  3. He’s too much of a showboat to look clever and conniving.

And at the same time, many people recognize that this direction is not a betrayal of the original character. Olaf sometimes acts with incredible stupidity in the books. He can be hilarious in a dark, cringeworthy sort of way. And his ego is beyond measure. He is every bit the larger-than-life, grandiose and yet ridiculous jerk Carrey brought to life.

Yet many fans still feel a strong discrepancy between the original character and his adaptational counterpart. Is it just a matter of dosage? You could argue that Olaf simply went a little too far with the humour, or that the script didn’t give him enough chances to reveal his threatening, diabolical self.

The Paramount-Nickleodeon adaptation is sweeter and softer than the books, no one denies that. Then again, Carrey’s bombastic ad-libs feel like a tree hiding the forest. There is a graver adaptational change at play here, which causes a butterfly effect. I believe he was never given a real chance to give us an accurate restitution of Olaf’s character, and this has to do with the nature of adaptation itself. Let’s take a closer look at the movie to see what went wrong.

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  • things you should not come to me about: how much you hate ron weasley and his fans and how he's not that great
  • things you can always come to me about: how much you love ron weasley and the books and to complain about the movies

MAAAAAAN, you guys know that terrible horror movie, The Bye Bye Man

Well, apparently the description in the book that the film is based on is IMMENSELY more creepier than the film version (and has the much better title, The Bridge to Body Island).

And that weird hellhound that accompanies the Bye Bye Man that’s never explained? That’s Gloomsinger, a creature who was literally sewn together from pieces of The Bye Bye Man’s victims. Even more bizarre, Gloomsinger is always deteriorating, so The Bye Bye Man has to kill more victims to gather the eyes, tongues, and other parts necessary to restore him.

WHAT THE CRAP!? They had all this potential, but didn’t even bother to make it REMOTELY scary!!! 

anonymous asked:

Hello love! Can you do an h/c with the rfa + v & saeran where the reader is a huuuge nerd? Like doctor who and comic books and many more. And she's a fangirling of them too? Thank you! Love you!!



  • he’s quite a nerd too let’s be honest 
  • so he usually share some comics with you
  • lots of talks about what super hero is better 
  • always asking you “dc or marvel?” like every time a new movie of one of them comes this question is there 
  • of course you too spend hours in silence reading comics and theories about them 
  • “I really hope you don’t like them more than me” 
  • but you always say you do because being a fangirl is life 


  • He doesn’t get it at all 
  • of course he has seen some movies 
  • but you are on a whole new level to him 
  • “you want to go to a convention?” 
  • well he goes with you but you are the one running from side to side 
  • watching EVERYTHING and buying a lot of things
  • “babe you need this much time to see this things?” 
  • of course he is tired 
  • but you WANT to meet the actor of your favorite movie 
  • also he’s pretty hot so there is a huge line to wait 
  • and Zen is there to bring food and water 
  • “OMG OMG I HAVE A PICTURE WITH HIM!!” you scream
  • and now he is so jealous 
  • “He’s not that handsome” 
  • but he knows the actor is 
  • “I am way better” 
  • now he’s trying hard to get in the casting for any hero movie 


  • super supportive 
  • she knows what is to be a fangirl (zen) 
  • and every chance she gets to give you something from the comics she does 
  • like she made Jumin buy and special figure limited edition in one of his trips just for you 
  • “MC what did you say is called that comic you like that much?” 
  • “Maybe we can go to the premier of the movie? You went to see Zen with me so I want to do this for you” 
  • kind of gets into it a little bit too 
  • “Can you let me borrow that book? it looks interesting” 
  • of course not as much a fan as you but now she gets what are you talking about half of the time (bc the other half is for eating and sleeping) 


  • “Manga?” 
  • he doesn’t know where animes come from 
  • you have to explain him that they made books before the animation 
  • “like when a movie is taken from a book” 
  • and he sees how much of them you got 
  • “what is your favorite?”
  • he doesn’t know what are you talking about and forget half of the names of the characters but loves it 
  • just loves how much happier you get when he ask about them 
  • and how excited you are while talking about the plot 
  • TONS of gifts
  • “I got this books for you” 
  • literally more than 50 
  • you will always have something to read 
  • he even bought a costume of your favorite 
  • and Elizabeth have a collar similar to one in the manga you read


  • he does likes comics and manga and video games and EVERYTHING 
  • so he’s always trying to make you try new things 
  • “you watched enough anime, go read some comics” 
  • and then games and back to comics 
  • “come on, you can’t like this one that much is not that good” 
  • but he notices how much you like that specific character he cosplay as it 
  • just for you 
  • so you woke up from a nap and he’s there dressed just like your fav and WOW 
  • you ask him to dress like that EVERYTIME 
  • sometimes he does 


  • he’s amazed on how much you know about comics
  • “so does all heroes come from different dimensions?” 
  • is a little hard for him to get all the information 
  • but always ask a couple times to get it right
  • tries his best to have a conversation with you 
  • so does reads a little bit too 
  • mostly what you like 
  • “Now I know what you were talking about last week” 
  • gets you an autographed copy of your favorite comic on your bday 


  • notices how much you like this series 
  • and in has books too 
  • doesn’t say nothing and just watch you 
  • but deep inside him he’s the same 
  • so doesn’t really blame you 
  • he has is own favorite show and movies so just stares at you talking about yours for hours 
  • keep his secret so you don’t make him talk about it 
  • but loves to see that he’s not the only one who’s obsessed 
Of Paparazzi and Succulents

Summary: Actor!Dan is running away from a mob of fans when he runs into a flower shop. There, he meets a quirky florist who has an absurd liking towards succulents, seeming to think they have feelings of their own.
Word Count: 10,927
Warnings: Mobbing fans, anxiety attack, swearing, sexuality denial
A/N: Special thanks to @humhallephan and @moondaniel for giving me editing tips, you guys are awesome! This was originally a prompt from an anon so I hope you guys like it!

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Dan knew it was a bad idea to go outside. He knew exactly what would happen when he went out (he could hear the squeals and screams even now), but he did it anyways. All he wanted to do was to go to store to grab some more dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, but of course, he couldn’t enjoy the everyday luxury of going out to the store.

As soon as he stepped out of his flat, a hush fell over the street and he sucked his breath in, waiting to see what would happen. Then, not even two minutes later, he was being pushed, screamed at, and had sobbing girls crying into his shoulder.

And all he had wanted was some damned dinosaur nuggets.

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anonymous asked:

if you're still up to taking fanfic requests, can i suggest a radmond first kiss [however that would work] ?

(heck i always was a sucker for first kiss requests so here you go Anon!)

First kisses are always romantic. Even in movies where the guy stutters out a goodbye on the first date and the girl is the one who has to kiss him, first kisses are always romantic. Of course, that really only applies to books and television, anyone in the real world who’s had a first kiss knows how awkward it can be. Your eyes may cross as you lean in, you could end up bumping heads or accidentally go into an open mouthed kiss with your mouth closed. There are plenty of things that can go wrong during a first kiss, and nobody knew this better than Raymond.

See, this wouldn’t just be his first kiss with Rad, it would be his first kiss ever. Lord Boxman had taught him many things about interacting with others when he’d first built him, but kissing was something that just wasn’t in the curriculum. So Raymond did his own research, poring over tawdry romance novels and cheesy, 80s romantic comedies. He took notes, practiced kissing his arm, was almost caught by Shannon while kissing his arm, and finally decided that he knew everything he would need to know about kissing someone successfully.

He was wrong.

Raymond waited outside of Rad’s apartment, full of confidence for now. He’d already rung the doorbell and snickered quietly when he heard several loud crashing sounds from inside the apartment. The door opened a second later, Rad somehow able to look cool and nonchalant despite the fact that he had a lampshade on one arm and a kitten hanging off the other. Alright, so a greeting kiss was out of the question for now. No matter, he’d be able to smooch him later when they got to the park!

“Do I even want to know, darling?”, Raymond asked, peeking over Rad’s shoulder to see into his abyss of an apartment. Why his dear alien didn’t turn on a couple lights, he’d never know. He insisted that the darkness was better for him, but the number of times he’d stubbed his toe on the coffee table or banged his knee on the couch said otherwise.

“Kibbles decided to play ‘Scramble Under Dad’s Feet’ right when you rang, dude. She’s gotten really good at it too, I think I knocked over like, all my lamps.”, Rad replied. The kitten in question meowed sweetly and let go of his arm, dropping to the floor before she rubbed against his leg. “… I can’t get mad at her dude, she’s way too adorable!”, Rad exclaimed, leaning down to pet his tiny fur baby. He made little cooing sounds at her, pressing a kiss to her soft, black forehead.

“Darling, I distinctly recall warning you of the dangers that are associated with black cats. You’re not exactly one who can spare luck, to begin with, and those little devils drain it from your very body!”, Raymond chastised, though it had little effect since he knelt to give her a few head rubs. The little kitten relished the attention for all of 10 seconds, then ran off into the darkness of the living room.

“Well, since she’s a bad luck charm, then you can be my good luck charm! That way it’ll all be like, balanced and stuff.”, Rad finally replied, standing back up. Raymond felt his face warm slightly as he straightened up, giving a little cough to steady his voice.

“Yes, well… We need to go then. The park gets weird after dark, and since your luck is only balanced, we shouldn’t chance anything.”, Raymond said, offering Rad his arm. The other male accepted happily, scooting over so that Raymond could wrap his arm around his shoulders. They went on their merry way, chatting idly about whatever came to mind. Raymond had actually passed another mission for Lord Boxman, one that had Rad struggling, and failing, to hold back hysterical laughter when he told the story.

“So what you’re telling me is that, like… Lord Boxman, THE dastardliest, evilest dude, had you rob a candy store just because Shannon, like, needed chocolate?”, he finally managed to get out between bursts of laughter. He wiped at his eyes, surprised that the story had got him going like this. It was probably in the way Raymond told it, really. Dramatic flourishes, different voices for everyone involved, and even his own sound effects!

“Darling, the Lord Boxman residence has enough chocolate to satisfy an entire classroom of young children now!”, Raymond exclaimed, gesturing to an imaginary room of excited children. “Why, I don’t even know what she’ll do with it all! I certainly wouldn’t be able to process that much sugar, even if I had it evenly dispersed throughout an entire year.”, he added, starting off on a ramble about Shannon and Darrel. Despite the intense rivalry that existed between the three, it was quite clear to Rad that Raymond really doted on his older siblings.

He listened contently to his boyfriend talk about Darrel’s love for sailor suits and Shannon’s obsession with all things sweet, his mind eventually wandering away from the one-sided conversation. It wasn’t like it was a boring conversation, Raymond had tons of funny stories about his family, it was just… Rad could feel a very stupid grin stretching across his face as he just looked at his boyfriend. There, that was it! Raymond was his boyfriend, and he would probably never be over that. Out of the bajillion people in this galaxy, he was the lucky guy who got to see this side of Raymond. The softer, less haughty robot who would gush about his siblings even if they fought almost daily.

Rad slowed his pace until they both came to a full stop, Raymond’s rambling slowing as well once he realized they weren’t moving anymore. Despite all his media knowledge on kissing, he didn’t realize that this was definitely a kiss moment. Rad did, though, and he took advantage of Raymond’s momentary confusion to kiss him for the first time. The robot was caught off guard entirely, the gears in his brain grinding to a halt as his processors struggled to handle all the code that now surging throughout his body as he froze up.

It was nothing short of a miracle that he didn’t short out.

Rad pulled away after a few moments, still grinning up at his frozen boyfriend. He let out a little laugh before he started walking again, Raymond’s legs moving automatically to follow after him. The silence between them was comfortable, and Rad mentally congratulated himself on not flubbing the kiss too terribly. It wasn’t until they made it to the park that Raymond came back to life, swearing softly under his breath.

“I was supposed to do that!”, he whined, glaring at his alien. Rad raised an eyebrow in response, then pulled Raymond into another kiss as if to spite him. Though flustered and more than a little peeved, Raymond kissed him back eagerly. This was definitely better than in the movies, that was for sure. Yeah, maybe the first one was awkward as all get out, and maybe he’d have to hide in his bedroom for an hour or six to give himself time to calm down, but… It was their first kiss together. It would be a memory he’d treasure forever, no matter how much it might embarrass him later on.

And knowing Rad, he’d never pass up a chance to remind him of how he froze during their first kiss. 

anonymous asked:

Everyone's reactions to MC being a smol bookworm?

Sure Anon, I love books a lot so I found this request cute.


  • So cute
  • He wants to scoop you up in his     arms and protect you forever    
  • You looked so peaceful sitting     and reading, completely lost in the book.
  • You and Yoosung had a system     where you’d sit on his lap and read while he played LOLOL
  • When he got frustrated at his     game he’d hug you to calm himself    
  • And when you got upset at the     book you’d hug him for comfort    
  • He always wants to be near you     so when you’re reading he’ll drag you into his lap and cuddle you.
  • Is Sometimes jealous and thinks     you might love the book character more than him
  • Always happy to go into     bookstores with you
  • Takes you to the library when     he’s studying


  • She thought you were very     precious
  • Every time she saw you curled     up with a book she had to calm herself down from snuggling with you. 
  • You drag her in for cuddles     anyway
  • You suggested putting some of     your old books around the cafe for people to read while they drank coffee 
  • Often Jaehee would be doing     something in another room when you’d run in and jump into her arms
  • “It’s     not fair Jaehee!! She can’t just die!! This isn’t fine!!“ 
  • “I know, I know, it isn’t     fair”
  • She had no idea what you were     talking about but she assumed it was a book
  • Running a Cafe was hard work,     but in your down time the two of you enjoyed sitting together on the couch     and reading
  • Do Zen’s scripts count as     reading?


  • the fact that you were so small     compared to him made his protective instincts go     up
  • Zen’s mind was telling him that     the world was out to hurt you    
  • Very happy when he finds out     how much you love books    
  • “Some of the plays I’m in     are based off books! Now you can read them to me!”
  • It’s sort of an excuse just to     hear your voice but you do it anyway    
  • He also asks for help with     certain characters.     
  • “You’ve read heaps of     books! Surely you know characters like this one!”
  • Your hobby and his job work     well together     
  • Loves cuddling with you while     you read
  • Comforts you if something bad     happens to your favourite character    


  • Jumin reads to help him fall     asleep, but the more you read the more you’re wide awake
  • “There are plenty of     places to go with in the building MC, is there somewhere you want to     go?"     
  • "No thanks, I’m just gonna     read here”
  • You read to him after a     stressful day, and it always calms him down. 
  • He’s also caught you ranting to     Elizabeth about something that happened in a book
  • He literally buys you an entire     bookstore for your birthday 
  • “Jumin, I love you, but     what the fuck”
  • He also sets up a dinner with     the two of you and your favourite Author like it’s nothing????
  • He offers talking to a     production company to make your favourite books into movies
  • “Jumin     no the book is always better than the movie" 


  • "Haha you’re a nerd”
  • “Saeyoung you read heaps     of books to become a hacker”    
  • “Haha I’m a nerd" 
  • Loves calling you his little     nerd
  • Also loves it when you read to     him, so it happens pretty frequently. 
  • Because of how small and     innocent you look he was afraid you’d be more susceptible to getting hurt
  • He always avoids work, much     to Vanderwoods dismay, to stay up and binge     read all of your favourite books    
  • Has a bad habit of spoiling the     end for you, he’s a very fast reader 
  • "And     then, you find out the person he loved was the mother of the three     orphans!
  • “Saeyoung I will d     e s t r o y you”


  • what’s a book
  • He’s only read books to learn     hacking, he’s completely lost when it comes to fantasy or fiction books
  • He won’t admit it but he likes     watching your expressions when you’re reading
  • He finds it very cute and funny
  • He never asks, but he wants you     to read to him
  • On one of his really bad days     you offer to read to him, he agreed by hugging your side
  • An hour or so later he     reluctantly fell asleep to the sound of your voice and you put the book down, playing with his hair
  • Now whenever he was having a     bad day, he’d come and sit in your lap while you read, and you     automatically read out loud.    
  • Often on his walks he passed a     book store and couldn’t help but go in and pick out a random book for you 
  • Leaves it by your bed and     denies buying it if you ask    


  • V has a habit of petting your     head or ruffling your hair    
  • He requests you read for him     almost every day, but is fine with just sitting in your presence if you     don’t want to read out loud     
  • Also enjoys cuddling with you     while you read, comforting you when something bad happens in the book 
  • When he could see he loved     reading, so he suggests a few books to you
  • Listens to your rants with a     smile as you go on about a terrible ending
  • Tries not to laugh when your     rants get a little out of control    
  • “I’m going to burn the     book and then I’m going to burn the author”
  • “MC please-" 
  • If he isn’t blind he offers to     read to you if you find you can’t focus on the words
  • You also get to meet your     favourite author because of his popularity 
BTOB: dating Minhyuk would include

•  so you’d probably have that vibe of ‘wow I don’t think we could ever be more than friends’
•  bc he tells you everything so it’s kinda weird if you started to date and already knew all his habits and go-to pickup lines and favorite kinds of foods
•  but then again you noticed how his mood changed when you tell him you have a date
•  or when other people get too close to you
•  or when he couldn’t take it anymore so he just kissed you one night and walked off bc he thought you’d never talk to him again
•  but little did he know!!!!! that you loved that boy more than anything
•  and everything fell into place when you felt his kiss linger on your parted lips, and that it just never felt right to be with someone else
•  so after fixing everything with each other and stopped being petty, it would bring you two even closer when you could freely kiss him whenever you wanted or told him that you loved him out of the blue
•  not that he won’t do the same, he’s always surprising you with affection
•  and it’s the CUTEST
•  yall are just like those adorable and awkward couple in kindergarten where he has to ask before kissing your cheek
•  omg he’ll put little flowers in your hair and call you a fairy
•  and asking for coloring books when you’re at cute restaurants
•  and like he’d ask his mom on what type of things he should purchase for your birthday bc he wants it to be special
•  “??? we’ve literally been best friends like our whole lives and you always get me the same thing”
•  *sliding a candy ring on your finger* “y/n, will you marry me?”
•  going on dates in the middle of the night bc nothing feels better than being pressed up next to you when the cold wind blows
•  though he’s terrified of scary movies, he’ll sit through the pain and watch
•  tries his hardest not to flinch but like……’re really torturing him
•  after the movie he’ll try to act all cool and unaffected
•  “I’ll always protect you, you have nothing to be scared of when you’re w/ me ;)))”
•  probably gets scared of pigeons when he’s on his way to bring you coffee in the morning
•  “Why do you look so shook??” “uhhh someone tried to mug me on my way over lol”
•  long cuddle sessions bc he can never get enough
•  the way he mumbles your name against your lips between kisses whooooo good shit
•  like he’s always scared to go further so he’d stop himself before it’s too late
•  “you always make me act like a hormonal teenage boy jfc”
•  has a huge smile on his face when he feeds you bc yes bae stay healthy you eat that meat!!!!
•  you better not ask him to go on scary amusement park rides bc he’ll be crying in your lap for hours
•  he’s always sly and trying to get some kisses
•  “I have a boo-boo on my lips, y/n :((” “I’m thirsty can I please have a kiss” “did you know kissing is more sanitary than holding hands………”
•  likes biting your shoulders a lot probably idk don’t ask
•  will come out of his comfort zone and cook something other than Ramen when wanting to impress you
•  he’ll wear a suit and everything and you’re like oooooo that’s all mine
•  this fool likes doing parkour around the house
•  *swoops in the living room* “PARKOUR” “You’re not spiderman jfc gimme my sandwich back!!!”
•  ahhh Minhyuk 💙

Originally posted by ilhoonftw