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Name:  Ellie-Ann

Gender: Female

Star sign: Pisces

Height: 5'2 (157cm)

Sexuality: Bi

What images do you have set as your desktop/cell wallpapers?: My phone is finn wolfhard and my desktop is a sunset!

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?: n  o

What was your last text message?  ‘i love you too, so much’

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?: UH Hopefully not living alone and perhaps with someone + a good job (hopefully a writer or psychologist)

If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?: Mcdonalds

What was your coolest Halloween costume?: A broken doll

What was your favorite 90s show?: NOT REALLY 90′S AT ALL BUT GILMORE GIRLS

Who was your last kiss?: LauGHS BECAUSE MY ASS WISHES I’VE BEEN KISSED

Have you ever been stood up?: yes

Favorite ice cream flavor?: COOKIE DOUGH OR JUST VANILLA ILL FIGHT

Have you been to Las Vegas?: Nooo

Your favorite pair of shoes?: my adidas shoes

What is your favorite fruit?: i dont have one

What’s your favourite book?: Milk and Honey beCAUSE IM BASIC

What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?: well i once accidentally farted on a friends pillow and they got pink eye and i felt bad but it was funny

What loser?: i’m richie tbh

I tag @elevenkisses @polaroidreddie @80srichie @love-for-stan-uris @oaf @kasprak @spookerlymarsh @lover-of-losers @serendipity-y @richietoziersglasses @spookierichie

anonymous asked:

Aidan acting like an adorable child melts my heart, but so does him acting like a responsible adult. Apologizing like that for something so heavy is such a huge thing, most peeps I know wouldn't ever own up to it. He's such a great character and your such a good artist and writer 🌻

Aidan deeply cares about Jay, he loves him more than anything in his life. And would do anything to protect him. Even doing things he hates to do on a daily basis.

Aidan has never lied, he hates lies, no matter how white they are.

Thats why lying to Jay about this was a huge decision for him.

He really wanted to prevent Jay from getting sadder

in my opinion (which is just like. my opinion. not fact) louis was the best lyricist in one direction like liam we love you but it’s not your strong suit (music he is obviously amazing at) niall writes some good stuff but it usually feels a tad awkward to me (again, i think the music comes easier for him and tbh he tends to write my favorite music of the bunch) and like harry is obviously a good lyricist and i’m sure a lot of people would say he’s the best and like i totally respect that opinion because harry is a Good Writer and he’s Clever and there’s Emotion in his writing but like idk man. For me personally I always Felt The Most with louis’ lyrics like?? They were almost always Straightforward and Raw and Beautiful in a way that the other boys generally weren’t. at least for ME. Obviously there are exceptions but generally speaking that’s how I felt. And idk like just like you lyrically I think is what I’ve been waiting for from him. Raw, honest, gut wrenching storytelling with a sick fun beat to match. Like “every heart breaks the same, every tears leaves a stain, let me be the same” IS SO BEAITIFUL ??? And it’s simple yes but simple in that amazingly complicated way that only simple things can be sometimes because it’s just TRUE and you feel it in the pit of your stomach, you know?

I’m not against Lena and James in the slightest!!!

BUT LET ME SHOW YOU SUPERGIRL WRITER’S HYPOCRISY!

Alright so they said they didn’t want Kara and James together because they are two moral characters and there wasn’t much DRAMA between them! {if yall were good writers you would have been able to create drama!! But I digress}

NOW

If they actually do pair Lena and James together wouldn’t it be like Kara and James all over again? Two moral characters together. Because Lena as not proved herself to be evil or shady YET!! The only difference NOW is that they are willing to create to drama🙄🙄 And all the drama the will now create between Lena and James I could argue that they could have done the same for KARA AND JAMES!!! This further my point that they side line James last season for the white boy for no good reason! And now that they completely erased kara’s relationship with James!! There will be no awkwardness that Lena is dating kara’s Ex! If they even mention it to Lena🙃🙃 Man I hate tv 🙄🙄

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

anonymous asked:

Rant: Adam & Eddy and pretty much anyone in the "writers" group are the dumbest shits. Sorry but this show has become a huge mess! Which is extremely sad cause it use to be my favorite. Oh well.

Actually, I disagree.  They’re not dumb shits.  They’re actually pretty good writers when they want to be.  Seasons 1-3 were fantastically written.  Their problem is that they’ve gotten lazy af.  And what’s worse is that they sit there and pretend that everything is totally fine.  Like the shit Adam said about the timeline?  How they apparently have detailed charts and graphs to keep track of everything?  Total bullshit.  If any of that were true, then the timeline post season 3 would actually make sense.  I used to love this show too, and one of the reasons was because of how intricate it was with how everything connected.  Now it’s just a sloppy, jumbled mess of events and characters that have nothing to do with each other, and it really is sad.

How many times will I re-watch Gossip Girl by having it on the background while I work! This terrible, terrible show is one of my favorite television experiences ever created. 

I’ve got the episode on now that followed the infamous Dan/Vanessa/Hillary Duff As Kristen Stewart three-way episode. In this one, Dan is presenting this short play he wrote to a bunch of people who he’s really hoping to impress with his abilities as a playwright, except the play is like… the worst thing ever written by a person. Ever. In any genre, in any language, throughout history, there has never been anything more unwatchable than this play. It’s so obviously terrible, yet within the world of the show, Dan is a Really Good Writer, and everyone actually enjoys the play, and then Lady Gaga is there, and there’s a whole bit where Dan and Vanessa and Hillary Duff as Kristen Stewart improv theatre through their post-threesome awkwardness, and MEANWHILE this is all interspersed with scenes of the main plot, which is about Serena having an affair with Nate’s cousin, because Nate is a Kennedy and Serena is I guess in this episode Marilyn Monroe? But Blake Lively is such a sucking black hole for all energy and passion that a scene might contain, it’s just extremely awkward, like at one point Serena is telling Nate about this incredible raw physical attraction she feels whenever she’s around his cousin, she’s saying it is physically impossible for them to keep their hands off each other but they’re both fighting it as hard as they can because he’s married, and of course Blake Lively is just, like, sitting there listlessly relaying all this information like a pale, silky-haired sloth. 

Listen: I like Riverdale and all and I gamely sat through two and a half seasons of Pretty Little Liars with the best of you, but nothing could ever be the same as Gossip Girl for me. 

As the oldest brother of six I’d like to present y’all with some broganes headcanons
  •  Shiro just, constantly teasing Keith about his crush… like, CONSTANTLY
    • “Keith, you look at Lance like he’s a titanium bowie knife or some shit just tell him you wanna kiss his stupid face and get over it”
    • “Keith, when Lance gets near you so much blood runs to your face if you got so much as a paper cut you’d probably bleed to death, its not good for battle”
    • “Im not that smitten takashit so fuck off” “You had the words ‘Keith Mcclain’ written on your notebook for the entirety of your time at the Garrison.”
    • Shiro impersonating how Keith’s voice gets lower and more macho™ around Lance
    • “Your crush on lance reminds me of the time you stanned shark boy from shark boy and lava girl in middle school” “Hey, Shark Boy made me gay watch what you say” “Im gonna read your fanfic at your guys’ wedding” “Say what you please as long as you burn all copies of Loves Bites”
  • Keith thinks it’s so strange when everybody sees him as this High Figure Of Command Who You Dont Mess With™ because Keith knows way too much abt him to see him like that.
    • “God Shiro’s so cool I wish i was like him.” “Senior year of high school Shiro ate a can of cheez whiz for lunch every. day.”
    • “How can Shiro be such an adult, he’s so responsible” “Are you kidding me? He once put a jar of nutella in the microwave cause he wanted to melt it to make chocolate sauce for his ice cream and almost burnt the house down.”
    • “Shiro’s so composed” “On his first date with Matt, he closed his eyes to kiss him good bye and kissed his glasses”
  • Shiro trying everything he can think of to try to help Keith hit on Lance
    • “How’d you get with Matt?” “You’re asking the epitome of the wrong guy, I dont even know” “Didn’t you like, write him a letter to ask for his number” “I asked pidge for their address, wrote a letter, stamped it and mailed it with the words ‘Lemme get them digits’ enclosed cause i thought it’d be cool….”
    • “Shiro how do I even know he’s even BI! The dude barley even so much at looks at dudes…” “He said ‘razzle dazzle’ while flying keith. razzle fucking dazzle
  • Eventually Shiro is just done and starts trying to take matters into his own hands
    • “Lance, top ten Man crushes go.” 
    • “Lance you need to start getting along better with Keith, maybe just go into Black with , him go for a ride together, stop on a nice alien planet, have a picnic, stare into each others eyes, realize you l-” ‘TAKASHI
    • “Lance, hypothetically speaking, if you had to kiss one person on the team, who would u choose :3?”
  • Keith is really into pokemon and whenever Shiro tries to participate and be supportive he embarrasses himself
    • “I wanna open up a real life pokemon gym” “What theme would it be? like bug?” “YEAH SHIRO, UH UH UH YEAH, TAKASHI, IM GONNA OPEN UP A BUG TYPE POKEMON GYM. YOU IDIOT. THAT’S WHAT I WANT, I WANT TO SHIT OUT BADGES TO EVERY HAM AND EGGER WHO COMES TO MY FRONT DOOR. ‘go caterpie!’ That’s me you fucking imbecile. “Do your best kakuna” “…. I’m gonna go”
How to Steal: Good Writers Borrow

Originally posted by slytherin-bookworm-guy

Good writers borrow. Great writers steal. -T.S. Eliot *

This is great writing advice, but many people are wary about following it because they misunderstand what the terms “borrowing” and “stealing” mean in this context. 

I’m here to clarify. 

Borrowing is using something of someone else’s. Stealing is making something your own. 

This advice means two things:

1. Don’t be afraid of reusing elements from books you love.

I’ve spoken before about stealing in How to Steal: Know Your Tropes. When you see story elements** in a book you love, don’t think that they’re now off-limits to you forever. Just because you love The Great Gatsby and it’s set in 1920s New York doesn’t mean that you can now never write a story set in 1920s New York. Just because you love I Capture the Castle and it’s written as the protagonist’s journal, doesn’t mean you can never write a novel that takes the form of the protagonist’s journal. Just because Scooby-Doo… you get my point by now, don’t you? 

Take note of what you love in other stories.*** Remember those elements–the plot twists, character arcs, tropes, settings, etc.–and then use them to write a story full of things you love. 

2. Make the things you steal your own.

Borrowing, in this definition, would be writing about a 1920s bootlegger in love with the girl across the way, trying desperately to impress her with his wealth. You’re stealing from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby… and making it no less F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story. 

This example steals too much from one place. It’s too timid in it’s approach. it’s too afraid to take anything from the story, so it keeps everything the same. Anything that tries to be like Gatsby, but better is destined to fail. (Maybe a little like Gatsby himself. Just throw a bigger party, old sport! That’ll do the trick!) 

The key to stealing is stealing from multiple things at once until it looks like your very own thing. Stealing is writing a novel about a gang of mystery solving teenagers in 1920s New York, told in the form of a journal the group takes turns writing in. (Because we’re going to add a splash of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants here.) 

Stealing is saying: these story elements are mine now and I’m going to use them the way I like, combined with my interests. And you know what? By stealing bits and pieces from all of the things you love, you’re creating something unique and new and wonderful

So go out there. And steal. Never borrow. 

*****

*This is commonly attributed to him at least. The internet tells me he definitely said something close to it. 

**Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the words themselves. Never steal somebody else’s words. Basically everything else is up for grabs, though. 

***You’re not limited to stealing from books. Steal from movies. From TV shows. From plays. From epic poetry. From that anecdote your neighbor told you last week. 

i dont like getting in to overwatch discourse but i love making fun of blizzard’s inept writing so i’m gonna do it anyway

the way blizzard keeps trying to push omnics in overwatch as an allegory for racism is one of the most poorly handled things i’ve ever seen to the point that it’s almost comedic

the game’s narrative (what little there is) wants you to think people who hate omnics are irrational and hokey and “not with the times,” right. wake up grandma, it’s 2057. that sort of thing.

but blizzard themselves have since done the following:

  • established that the omnic crisis was like only 20 years ago, so everyone over the age of like 25 has concrete memories of “the time robots almost destroyed the entire planet”
  • established that the omnic crisis was a global conflict that brought humanity to the brink of extinction, literally every single human alive at the time was affected by it
  • established that nobody really knows why the omnics stopped attacking, not even the omnics themselves
  • established in Pharah’s comic that peaceful omnics are very easily hacked by both malicious humans and omnics alike, so literally every omnic has the potential to have their sapience wrested away from them to be turned back in to a mindless killing machine in an instant
  • put a game mode in the game that takes place during the omnic crisis where you just go ahead and kill as many omnics as you can

like, blizzard have never been good writers, but jesus christ. this is some next-level incompetence. the fact that people are obsessed with the lore in this world and get REALLY in to the nitty-gritty of it astounds me. you take a single step backwards and look at it from a distance and it all falls apart.

like, if you like overwatch, fine, but people write essays as long as their arms about the lore of a world that’s this badly written and i just do not understand it. just play the tf2 game. laugh when d.va says oppa gangnam style. blizzard did not put even a fraction of a fraction of the amount of thought in to the game that some of the fans put in to their fantheories. 

basically what i’m saying, in the least chill way possible, is “chill.” 

me: i’m a good writer. i know my worth and i’m confident in my skill set and i know i can do this. 

me, five minutes later: what if i’m terrible? what if everyone who has ever read my work and thought it was good was lying? too afraid to tell me the truth? blackmailed by aliens? what if everything i write is terrible and too scattered/forced/hollow what if i don’t know how to make a sentence. where do verbs go. how do u emotion

8

You don’t know my name. I was in the same class with you last year.
- Do I have to know everyone’s name in the same class?

Power Down

Often, when traveling alone, Michael would move through handheld devices to save time and gas money.

After the particular incident regarding entering a computer playing hardcore porn, he preferred to move through phones.

He had left his headphones at Jeremy’s an hour earlier and only noticed now.

It was half past one, but Jeremy had drunk a cup of coffee that morning and even a small amount of caffeine could keep him going for over fifteen hours, so the odds were in Michael’s favor that he would still be awake.

Michael clicked his phone on and the device dropped to the bed as the boy vanished with a fading crackle of electricity.

___

Jeremy’s mouth stretched open in a wide yawn, exposing all his teeth, wondering why he felt so out of it though he had done little more that evening than eat snacks and play monopoly.

He had lost his phone charger in the cluttered wreck of his room and was going to need to use his phone tomorrow, so he made the decision to power it down so it wouldnt use up battery life as he slept.

As he pressed the option to completely cut off, and watched the screen go dark.

He could have sworn the phone jerked in his hand the moment it clicked off.

Jeremy shrugged and let the phone clatter to the bedside table under the lamp, which was quickly turned off.

_____



Michael was so fucked.

The terror of the digital world going dark around him made his hands shake.

He moved to one of the now dark walls, and pressed his body weight against it, hoping to find some give in the darkness.

Now knowing that the shadows were not going to give him up that easily, he began to panic slightly, still holding that small light of hope.

He threw himself  against the wall, yelling for help though he was sure that Jeremy couldn’t hear him.

He continued to attempt his escape until a strange feeling raced through the veins, as if someone had broken into Michael’s hospital room and poured pop rocks into his IV bag as some sort of strange prank.

He looked down, gasping in horror at the sight.

He was disappearing.

Dissolving like kool-aid dust in a bottle of water.

And it was spreading.

Up his arms and legs, nearly reaching his knees and elbows.

He slammed himself back into the wall that seemed to have no give, the panic in his chest toying with him like a rat in a cage, attempting the impossible.

Attempting to survive.

With his dwindling strength and ability to stand, he prayed that the blood pact they had taken in fifth grade would be enough to get Jeremy to figure out where he was and safe him.

He felt the unconsciousness begin to rise up, choking him, and began whispering every prayer he knew under his breath.

“Uh… hail mary full of grace, pray to God my soul to keep? Will that work-”

His mumbles were cut off by a sudden weakness that left him shaking and unable to speak

A sudden flood of light overtook his vision and he wondered whether he was saved or it was the gates of heaven.

_____



Jeremy was at his wits end.

His blood was practically boiling with some sort of weird anxiety that, no matter how hard he tried, couldn’t find the root of.

He had no real reason to feel so tightly strung, but he knew he would never fall asleep.

He sighed, resigned to his fate of a sleepless night and reached for his phone.

He picked it up and held down the power button for a moment, waiting for the screen to light up.

The moment it did lead to complete chaos.

Suddenly the room was filled with screams and the very is distinct smell of wet blood.

Michael  was lying on Jeremy’s carpet, arms and legs seemingly falling apart into 8-bit pixels, dripping blood now that he was back in the physical world.

Jeremy dropped to his knees next to his injured friend.

“Holy shit! Oh my god! Uh- can you talk? Can you hear me?”

Michael  moaned in pain, tears coming to his eyes.

“O-okay you’re conscious so that’s good. Should I staunch the bleeding? Oh jesus.”

Michael grabbed onto Jeremy pajama shirt and attempted to pull himself to a sitting position, but Jeremy gently pushed him back down.

“No, no, no. Stay down until the pixelating stops. Then I’m calling an ambulance.”

Michael  let out a high pitched  whine and allowed himself to be pressed into the ground again.

Jeremy shoved a throw pillow shaped like a bear under Michael’s head so that he wouldn’t come by any damage to the neck, just in case.

He got out a towel and wrapped it around the places where the blood seemed most thick, but found that there was no wound.

I guess the blood was just from the flesh moving in a way that no human should have to experience.

They sat, Jeremy  clutching Michael’s still bloody and uneven hand until the odd and terrifying dissolving had ended.





___




The next morning Jeremy was wandering around the hospital, which, while there were no physical wounds, Jeremy still insisted upon, because honestly, if your best friend crashes into your bedroom a bloody mess, you’re going to make them go to a hospital whether they want to or not.

He bought a phone charger in the hospital gift shop.

((hello!! Its me!! sorry if there are any mistakes!! I wrote this while I pretended to study so it was rushed !! love your blog <3))

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Death Note and Perspective

When I first watched Death Note as a teenager, I thought Light Yagami was this untouchable, incredibly mature character.

Re-watching the series now, all I can think is “Yup, definitely a teenager”.

And THAT is the mark of a good writer! Ohba did a great job with Light and here’s why. To teenagers, Light seems extremely mature (which, to that age group, he is) but to older people the immaturity (Particularly his views on justice and how it should be handled) is on full display. Light is a three-dimensional, complex character who presents himself differently depending on the perspective of the audience with both interpretations being equally valid to that audience.