for terrence

Reasons To Smile

-Thomas Sanders’ smile

-Thomas’s laugh

-Thomas exists


-Lin-Manuel Miranda exists

-Hamilton exists

-Be More Chill exists

-Heathers exists

-Dear Evan Hansen exists

-Terrence’s singing voice (Thomas’s friend)

-Terrence in general


-Daveed Diggs

-Anthony Ramos

-Phillipa Zoo (Pippa)

-Jonathan Groff

-The original cast of Hamilton

-Ben Platt


Terrence looks legitimately sorry. 

- I’m afraid I don’t know much about fishing. I wouldn’t have done that otherwise. Once again, I’m sorry.

Brook looks away. The fish are gone now, so that’s that. What’s done is done. She still caught quite many before he showed up, so he didn’t completely ruin her outing. 

Terrence: Can I make it up to you somehow?

Brook: You know what, it’s fine. Just think before doing something next time.

He nods.

- So, do you have any plans for tonight? Other than fishing, that is, since I kind of messed it up?

Brook shrugs.

- My friend is giving a show tonight, so I’m going.

An idea hits her: Terrence is having trouble finding inspiration for his writing, isn’t he? Well, a magic show can be quite good for experiencing new things. 

- You should come, actually. It’s at the park.

Terrence: Seriously? How much are the tickets?

Brook: It’s free - the park is hosting it to bring more people in to their fair.

Terrence: I can go, I guess. 

Brook: It’s a magic show, it’ll be fun.

Terrence: Magic show? Eh, I’m not really a believer.

Brook: So? It’s still fun. And when was the last time you’ve seen one?

Terrence: Hmm, I actually haven’t. Ever. Ok, you have a point. I’ll be there.


taraji is literally the embodiment of every black mother in the world

Shakespeare was gay, you know. Do you think a straight man would write a line like “We defy augury”? Get real, James. My three-year-old gay niece knows Shakespeare was gay. So was Anne Hathaway. So was her cottage. So was Julius Caesar. So was Romeo and Juliet. So was Hamlet. So was King Lear. Every character Shakespeare wrote was gay. Except for Titus Andronicus. Titus was straight. Go figure.
—  Terrence McNally, Love! Valour! Compassion!

Film meets Art  (original video)

  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (dir. Terry Gilliam) and “The Birth of Venus” (artist Sandro Botticelli)
  • Inherent Vice” (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) and “The Last Supper” (artist Leonardo da Vinci)
  • Days of Heaven” (dir. Terrence Malick) and “Christina’s World” (artist Andrew Wyeth)
  • Heat” (dir. Michael Mann) and “Pacific” ( artist Alex Colville)
  • Melancholia” (dir Lars von Trier) and “Ophelia” (artist John Everett Millais)
  • me: I am fine and focussed on my own goddamn life
  • me, at night, eyes snapping open: Lana Del Rey wrote a song named "Terrence Loves You" for her album "Honeymoon". Said song references David Bowie's "Space Oddity". David Bowie had a half-brother named Terence, who suffered from schizophrenia and who he was very attached to as a kid. He was also the one who turned David's interest at an early age towards jazz. Due to David being fearful he might be schizophrenic himself and general fear of mental illness that ran in his family, the two brothers lost touch after David witnessed Terry worsening and checking himself into a mental hospital. They never quite reunited before Terry's suicide in January 1985. The line "and I lost myself, and I lost you, too, but I still got jazz, when I've got the blues", might be meant as spoken from Terry's perspective.