call for playwrights

anonymous asked:

I wish you'd write a fic where jon's merry little band of misfits doesn't forget arya's existence

Gendry: [seeing the hot resemblance between Jon and Arya] I traveled with your sister, ya know?

Jon: [remembering that girl he gave a sword] Word?

Gendry: Word. The Brotherhood was taking us through the riverlands, and the Hound kidnapped her.

Jon: [remembering he’s traveling with Beric, Thoros, and the Hound] Why didn’t you say anything???

Hound: Didn’t come up.

Jon: Seriously? We’ve been together for days talking about bullshit. Last night Thoros told me he had the squirts.

Beric and Thoros: [shrugging in sync] We honestly forgot. Snow, Stark, totally different names.

Jon: Wow…so is she alive?

Hound: Fuck if I know.

Jon: [sigh] Well I guess I can’t expect much more. C’mon, let’s go get this White Walker.

Tormund:

Tormund:

Tormund: What the fuck is wrong with you southerners?!

THE END

Are you smarter than a fifth-grader (historian)?

Take this Colonial America test given to my 5th grade class. (Answer Key follows)

Events leading up to the American Revolution                        

   The main force behind the American Revolution was a  love of liberty.   The events that led up to the Declaration of Independence were events that somehow related to liberty.

The __________ and __________ War ended in 1763.    Britain won, France lost.   However, the British government had a huge debt following the war and needed to raise money to pay for this debt.   It decided to shift the responsibility for that debt to the colonies.   Parliament decided to ________ all printed material, like newspapers and books, in the colonies.   This lead to the _________ Act of 1765.    The colonies were outraged because they had NO one in Parliament to represent them.   Cries of “_________________ without Representation is _______________ ! !” were heard throughout America.   In Virginia, a member of the House of Burgesses, ____________ ____________, was accused of treason when he spoke against the Stamp Act.   He responded, “If this be treason, make the most of it.”   Back in Boston, _________  _________ (cousin to our second president) helped form the ________ of ____________ who were patriots that organized themselves to resist the British government.     In 1766 the Stamp Act was repealed.

Parliament passed another tax in 1767, the _____________  ______, which taxed tea, paper, glass, lead and paint imported from Britain.   The colonists decided NOT to buy these taxed items, or do business with the British merchants.   This was called a ___________. The poet and playwright, _________ ______  ________, wrote and encouraged women to give up tea and other luxuries.    To enforce British laws, many soldiers were sent to Boston in 1768.   Tensions grew, and tempers flared.   On March 5, 1770 a large group met outside the tax customs house and threatened some British soldiers standing guard.   Rock-filled ______________ were thrown, and the British soldiers fired back.   ____Bostonians fell to the ground dead, including a freed slave, _____________ ______________.   This event was called the _____________   ____________.   Paul Revere made a propaganda poster of the event.   Following the event there was a trial.   A Boston lawyer, ______________   ____________ defended them, and most of the soldiers were found “not guilty” due to self-defense.

Another event that took place in 1773 was the _____________   __________  _____________.  It was a protest organized by the Sons of Liberty in response to the tea tax.  Men dressed as __________  ___________ boarded a ship anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 __________ of valuable tea into the water.   One of the leaders of this event was _________   __________.     King _________ III was angered by this event, and had Parliament close the ___________  ______________ with a naval blockade.  This and other acts were so harsh to the people of Boston that they called them the ____________________  Acts.  

Things grew worse.  The First __________________ Congress met in 1774 in __________________, the main city in Pennsylvania.   Delegates petitioned the king to repeal the __________________ Acts.   Colonists agreed to become ________________, who would be ready to fight at a minute’s notice.    April 18, 1775, some patriots in Boston learned that the British soldiers were going to march to __________________ to arrest _________  _____________  and ___________   __________, two leading Boston patriot leaders.  _________ ___________ and William Dawes rode their ____________ to warn these men, and warn the people of ________________ that the British soldiers were coming.   Two ___________ hung in a _____________ tower was a signal that the British were going to come over the water.   The first shots of the American Revolution were fired the next morning on April ____, 1775.   After killing some of the militia men, the British soldiers marched to ______________, a neighboring town, found one cannon and burned a couple buildings.   On the way back to Boston, the colonists fought back.  More than 90 _____________  ____________ were killed, and 174 wounded.    Shortly before this battle, Patrick Henry had given a famous speech in which he proclaimed:  

“____________________________ or _______________________.”    After this battle, two other events, including the fall of Fort ___________________ on Lake Champlain, and the Battle of _____________ ___________ across Boston Harbor showed that the patriots were serious about their liberty.   Although the British “won” this latter battle, they lost over 1000 soldiers.  (The battle actually was fought on Breed’s Hill).

Now for the answer key:

   The main force behind the American Revolution was this love of liberty.   The events that led up to the Declaration of Independence were events that somehow related to liberty.

The _French_ and _Indian  War ended in 1763.    Britain won, France lost.   However, the British government had a huge debt following the war and needed to raise money to pay for this debt.   It decided to shift the responsibility for that debt to the colonies.   Parliament decided to _tax_ all printed material, like newspapers and books, in the colonies.   This lead to the _Stamp_ Act of 1765.    The colonies were outraged because they had NO one in Parliament to represent them.   Cries of “_Taxation_ without Representation is _Tyranny_ ! !” were heard throughout America.   In Virginia, a member of the House of Burgesses, __Patrick_ _Henry_, was accused of treason when he spoke against the Stamp Act.   He responded, “If this be treason, make the most of it.”   Back in Boston, __Sam_  _Adams_ (cousin to our second president) helped form the _Sons_ of _Liberty_ who were patriots that organized themselves to resist the British government.     In 1766 the Stamp Act was repealed.

Parliament passed another tax in 1767, the Townshend Act_, which taxed tea, paper, glass, lead and paint imported from Britain.   The colonists decided NOT to buy these taxed items, or do business with the British merchants.   This was called a _boycott_. The poet and playwright, Mercy Otis Warren, wrote and encouraged women to give up tea and other luxuries.    To enforce British laws, many soldiers were sent to Boston in 1768.   Tensions grew, and tempers flared.   On March 5, 1770 a large group met outside the tax customs house and threatened some British soldiers standing guard.   Rock-filled _snowballs_ were thrown, and the British soldiers fired back.   _5_Bostonians fell to the ground dead, including a freed slave, Crispus Attucks_.   This event was called the _Boston Massacre_.   Paul Revere made a propaganda poster of the event.   Following the event there was a trial.   A Boston lawyer, _John__   _Adams_ defended them, and most of the soldiers were found “not guilty” due to self-defense.  (He later became our second president).

Another event that took place in 1773 was the __Boston__   _Tea_ _Party_.  It was a protest organized by the Sons of Liberty in response to the tea tax.  Men dressed as _Mohawk_  _Indians_ boarded a ship anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 _crates_ of valuable tea into the water.   One of the leaders of this event was _Sam _   _Adams_(also Paul Revere).     King _George_ III was angered by this event, and had Parliament close the _Boston_  _Harbor_ with a naval blockade.  This and other acts were so harsh to the people of Boston that they called them the _Intolerable_  Acts.  

Things grew worse. The First _Continental_ Congress met in 1774 in _Philadelphia_, the main city in Pennsylvania.   Delegates petitioned the king to repeal the _Intolerable_ Acts.   Colonists agreed to become _minutemen_, who would be ready to fight at a minute’s notice.   April 18, 1775, some patriots in Boston learned that the British soldiers were going to march to _Lexington_ to arrest _John_  _Hancock_  and _Sam_   _Adams_, two leading Boston patriot leaders.  _Paul_ _Revere_ and William Dawes rode their _horses_ to warn these men, and warn the people of _Lexington_ that the British soldiers were coming.   Two _lanterns_ hung in a _church_ tower was a signal that the British were going to come over the water.   The first shots of the American Revolution were fired the next morning on April _19_, 1775.   After killing some of the militia men, the British soldiers marched to _Concord_, a neighboring town, found one cannon and burned a couple buildings.   On the way back to Boston, the colonists fought back.  More than 90 _British__  _soldiers_ were killed, and 174 wounded.    Shortly before this battle, Patrick Henry had given a famous speech in which he proclaimed:   “_Give me Liberty_ or __Give me Death _.”    After this battle, two other events, including the fall of Fort _Ticonderoga_ on Lake Champlain, and the __Battle of Bunker Hill__ across Boston Harbor showed that the patriots were serious about their liberty.   Although the British “won” this latter battle, they lost over 1000 soldiers.

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we never forget; a klaus/caroline fic mix for hoppípolla. (x)

      the gallery is empty. she hears him coming from a mile away with no warning, as is his way, and she wishes her vampire senses weren’t so in tune with the every fall of his feet against polished marble, with the thud-thud-thudding of his undead heart muffled by layers of exorbitant fabric, hand-finished merino wool, those expensive suits he favours so much in moments like these—moments meant to scare, to intimidate.

she’s not coming back. not to him. not without a fight.

and klaus, he knows this.

even if a hundred years has passed everything still remains the same. she suspects even if another hundred years pass, even if a thousand, everything would still be the same. time does not stand still. her breath does not shake. her heart does not tremble. his footsteps continue echoing through the hall, getting nearer and nearer and nearer. she stays where she is—and with just one glance, stops him right in his tracks.

one when you curl up in bed and it’s you in your head now, are you living? three the books that i keep by my bed are full of your stories, that i drew up from a little dream of mine, a little nightmare of yours four all the things you’ve said, and the things you’ve done, can you carry it with no regrets? five so, collect your scars and wear ‘em well, your blood’s a good an ink as any six i invited him in, just to reason with him, i promised i wouldn’t do it again seven i can’t forget it, though i’ve tried; i know you regret it, love, you told me so many times eight i lie in your charms though it harms the best of me nine and i die when you mention his name, and i lied, i should have kissed you  ten when tomorrow’s day arrives, i’ll be a moment closer to the brightest hour here with you { L I S T E N }

So you know how everyone loves making Shakespeare plays into movies in a modern setting? How is there not a modern version of Shakespeare’s life starring this guy?

It would be like Shakespeare in Love but set in 2016 and Hiddleston would 100% win an oscar and a bafta and probably a kids choice award. There would be accusations that Will was stealing his own work (cause no one who didn’t finish high school could be writing this), and he’d be sleeping with everyone, and they could intercut it with scenes from the various plays. Except it would just be Tom alone in his flat acting out epic scenes where he’s every character and whoever he happened to have fucked that night is reading the smallest part in the scene. But in his mind it is a grand production, starring Kenneth Branagh.

All the world’s a page: One woman’s year-long quest to read a book from every country

One drizzly November evening two years ago, I went to Covent Garden to have a beer with a Swiss playwright called Jens Nielsen. We had never met before, but over the two hours we spent together Nielsen shared some of his most personal memories with me. He told me all about his seven-year relationship with the brilliant and troubled writer Aglaja Veteranyi, about finding her body floating in Lake Zurich the day she took her life in 2002, and about how his perspective had changed over the 10 years since her death.

Nielsen felt able to be so frank with me because of one thing: I had read his former lover’s startling first novel, Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta, and written about it on my blog. Because of that, he was willing to meet and talk.

The conversation with Nielsen is one of a number of powerful, surprising and often humbling encounters that I have had with readers and writers around the planet during and since 2012. That year, realising that pretty much all I ever read were books by British and American authors, I decided to set myself the task of reading a book from every UN-recognised country, plus Taiwan (196 states in all), in 12 months.

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