creating laura

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I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. But of course the real reason is that I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
                 – f. scott fitzgerald (insp)

for my dear friend @foxx-queen

Now There’s Your Pickup Line

Sterek, 2K, T

AU, First Kiss, New Year’s Eve

Prompted from the screenshot of that cop on Tinder with the bio: “Ever shouted Fuck the Police? Well, here’s your chance.”


Derek shut the door behind him with a sigh and sat down on the floor, stretching his legs out in front of him. He hated parties, and he was pissed that Laura had dragged him to the New Year’s Eve one she was hosting at her apartment. She did a really good guilt trip, though, so Derek was there. And now, he was curious how long it would take her to realize that he was hiding in her closet. He was hoping for at least a 20-minute break away from the endless small talk.

He pulled out his phone and swiped idly through the app screens, hovering his thumb over the little flame icon. Laura had created a Tinder account for him a few weeks ago—very much against his wishes—but he’d only been on it a couple times, and he’d never swiped right for anyone. He’d never really done the online dating thing; it just hadn’t really appealed to him. It seemed to encourage quick decisions based just on someone’s looks, and well…Derek had enough of that already.

He was bored, though, so he opened the app and immediately swiped left, wincing at the cheesy shirtless mirror shot of the first guy that popped up. Derek swiped left again, for a girl whose bio just said NO DRAMA, and then couldn’t hold in the little snort at the bio of the next guy. “Ever shouted Fuck the Police? Well, here’s your chance.

Derek’s gaze drifted up to the photo, and he swallowed hard. This guy, Stiles, what kind of name was that, was seriously attractive. He was really working the cop uniform in the first photo, all broad smile and bright eyes. Probably taken at the pride parade, if the crowd behind him and the rainbow flag were any indication.

Derek swiped through the rest of the pictures—one of him with a dog, one of him shirtless on a beach, one of him playing what looked like a pickup baseball game—and audibly exhaled. He was definitely Derek’s type, tall and lean with broad shoulders. Before he could talk himself out of it, he swiped right. The app notified him of a match, and Derek couldn’t stop the little inward preen at the thought of this guy swiping right on him, too.

He ran with this foreign streak of courage and tapped the message button.

That is the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.

Derek had no idea what the typical messaging etiquette was on Tinder, but Stiles replied just a minute later.

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All-New Wolverine #25 starts a new story arc titled “Orphans of X” and we now have our first little sneak peek with an unlettered page showing Laura and Gabby showing up at a taped-off crime scene under a bridge where they find Daken’s severed arm hanging from a rope with a note attached to his wrist claw.

When the arc’s title was first released, there was speculation that the orphans referred to were “children” of Logan because we already knew that it would feature a team-up of Laura and Daken. However, we’ve since learned that it’s the name of a mysterious organisation with great means and reach and that they’re out to get Laura, Daken and apparently anyone from Logan’s bloodline.

The events of this arc were foreshadowed in the recently released issue #22 when a mysterious cloaked figure announced that Daken was now the primary target after Laura left for space.

As you can see, the figure is wearing a facemask with the “Orphans of X” symbol on it, the same symbol that we can see on the paper Laura is holding in the preview above. It seems obvious to speculate then that when Laura returns from space, the Orphans will have already captured Daken and have left his arm and a note as a message to lure Laura into their net.

As much as it may be a trap, it’s clear that Laura will not abandon Daken and will set off on a rescue mission.

One final bit of speculation; it seems obvious that “Orphans of X” is a reference to the Weapon X project and the Facility that created Laura. Perhaps it is led by a figure from Laura’s past, associated with that organisation, who may be out for revenge?

WHAT IS IT?

A week-long fandom event dedicated to celebrating everyone’s favorite big sister, Laura Hale!

WHEN IS IT?

The first week in October, Sunday 1st - Saturday 7th!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Create! Write a fic, make a fanvid, draw art, compile a rec list or a fanmix, spill your favorite headcanons, or put together some nifty meta. Any and every medium is welcome, as long as what you produce centers around or heavily features Laura.

This is a largely informal event, so you don’t have to sign up or make any promises. You’re welcome to produce something for every day of the week, or just drop in for a day or two. Just submit your work directly to this blog, or post it to your own and tag it with LHAW17 so I can find it and reblog it here for everyone to see!

WHAT ARE THE RULES?

1. Laura must be either a main character or a prominently featured secondary character in whatever content you produce.

2. All content must be tagged appropriately, including any and all warnings/triggers.

3. All ships are welcome, and no ship-bashing will be tolerated.

4. Please be respectful in all your dealings.

WHAT ARE THE PROMPTS?

I’ll be making a more detailed post on each of these later on, but of course you are more than welcome to interpret the prompts as closely or as loosely as you want to. Just get writing/drawing/editing/creating!

Sunday 1st - Laura Didn’t Die

Monday 2nd - Alpha Laura

Tuesday 3rd - Hale Twins

Wednesday 4th - Bickering Besties

Thursday 5th - Lovable Laura

Friday 6th - Looking Through Her Eyes

Saturday 7th - Dealer’s Choice

Are we sure that’s Laura being created out of thin air to counter Bob? ‘cause that’s all I’m seeing, here on Tumblr and elsewhere.
But as far as I can tell, that sphere could just as well be the spirit of Laura triumphant, who transcended her suffering and transmuted her garmonbozia into gold or something (idk I’m currently hung up on the duality of the color yellow). Forged by BOB, she’s best equipped to be put back to Earth to counter BOB. Maybe we’re witnessing the origin not of Laura but of Sheryl Lee’s fabled third character. Or maybe not! I’m just saying there’s a vast degree of ambiguity in that scene.

Kristen Stewart on her directing debut: ‘The best female film-makers are compulsive freaks’

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Stewart concedes she’s in a fortunate situation, aware that Come Swim probably wouldn’t be at Cannes if its director wasn’t an A-list actor. “People who are much more talented and inspired couldn’t ever have the opportunity to make a short film for the amount of money I was given to make this,” she admits. “I had eight days to shoot it. It was the most comfy process.”

If opportunities are limited for first-time directors, the situation is markedly bleaker if they’re women. Come Swim was produced as part of the Shatterbox Anthology project, run by US lifestyle website Refinery29, which aims to redress the disparity between male and female directors. But it’s an uphill struggle: only 7% of the top 250 films in 2016 were directed by women, a figure that’s lower than it was in 1998.

For Stewart, the only way to correct such an imbalance is with pure intensity. “The coolest female directors I’ve ever worked with are such compulsive freaks,” she says. “You ask Kelly Reichardt [director of Meek’s Cutoff and Certain Women] what it’s like to be a female director and she’s just like, ‘I don’t have an answer because I couldn’t do anything else with my life.’

“The female artists who do the best work, they’re just so focused that nothing is going to get in their way. Kelly, fucking Patti Smith, they’re just workers. It’s hard to talk about, because you need to talk about it to change it, but at the same time it’s like, ‘Just do it.’” She pauses, reconsidering this call to arms. “That’s the most ridiculous thing to say. Of course, people would just do it if they could. I’m in the craziest, most lucky position.”

Whether Stewart will continue making her own films is unclear. She still has plenty of acting commitments, including a drama about the hoax writer JT LeRoy, created by Laura Albert. What’s more, she doesn’t just want to stumble into any old directing gig. “People keep asking, ‘So what’s next for you? Do you want to develop projects?’ I feel they have to just come to you. I don’t want to do an impression of a film-maker. I don’t want to do it for the sake of it.”

If Stewart does return behind the camera, it’s likely to be on her own terms. “I don’t like the idea of making movies with any regard for an audience. Because I’ve worked with people who have been like, ‘I want the audience to think this at that moment.’ Well, who are you making this for then? Because if you start making this for everyone, you’ll end up with something generic. It needs to be its own animal. You can package and deliver an idea after the fact, but if it’s what informs you in the first place… pffft, don’t make movies!”

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                                           THANK YOU, GUYS!

It’s has been four months since I created Laura, I was so afraid because it was my first attempt to do a thing in english, because as you all know, it’s not my first language. I never thought that you would really like my point of view of this amazing && wonderful muse, Laura Kinney is my life and soul. So yes, thanks for giving me the chance to roleplay with you, to bring a voice for Laura. You all are amazing!!

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