how is he over 40

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Godzilla had a hanna-barbera cartoon

which means there is canonically a continuity where godzilla can fight Grape Ape

Only Problem, Godzilla in his hanna-barbera theme song is stated to be “30 stories high”, placing him roughly around 300 feet, while grape ape’s theme song states him to be “over 40 feet high”, but not give specifics on how much over 40 feet he is

The signs as absurd and funny Bowie things
  • Aries: shaving off his eyebrows because a band didn’t like the song he wrote
  • Taurus: being petty and “that should’ve been my song” about My Way then going home and writing Life on Mars?
  • Gemini: Dancing in the Street, the video, all of it especially the gay subtext
  • Cancer: the photo of David in Mustique with his sax just in his briefs, you know the one
  • Leo: how he was super bitter about the Tin Machine cover and was like “wtf how dare they underestimate me… if I wanted to provoke anybody I’d given them erections”
  • Virgo: the Diamond Dogs album cover
  • Libra: the elaborate April’s Fools joke of “Nat Tate”
  • Scorpio: making a wallpaper with a minotaur… who has a monstrous dick and is jacking off
  • Sagittarius: the story of how some fan waited for TM to get out after a concert, asked first Reeves to sign a photo he took of the band, Reeves’ painted a halo over his own head in the photo; David comes out sees the halo, laughs and draws a MAJOR dick on himself
  • Capricorn: the Laughing Gnome, essentially
  • Aquarius: flashing a massive dildo during a live TV performance of Saturday Night Live with a puppet
  • Pisces: how he was over 40 when he learnt how to swim
What Writers can learn from William Shakespeare

Everyone knows the name of Shakespeare, well, not every single person on the planet. I’m sure there are babies that were born today that haven’t heard tell of the Bard, but you know what I’m trying to say here. William Shakespeare is a popular writer even though there are plenty of people in the world who wouldn’t read another one of his plays if you paid them. (I promise that just because your teacher forced you to read Romeo and Juliet in 8th grade doesn’t make it a terrible play. I also promise you that he wrote lots of better plays-and some that were worse.) So let’s set aside our prejudices against the Bard and consider some important ideas about him as a writer.
1. Use the language of your readers.
When people think about reading Shakespeare, they are often intimidated by the language. They don’t know what to do with the thees and the thous. (pro tip, just replace them with ‘you’) We don’t talk like that anymore, but back when Shakespeare was writing, that was the language of the common people. The pronoun “you” was reserves exclusively for the nobility. If you used it, you would face harsh penalties. So when you try to complain about the language, remember that.
But what does that mean for you as a writer? Get to know the audience you want to have as a reader. What is their vernacular? Do they worry about proper grammar or do they let their language flow in a different way? Is there a phrase that gets repeated often? Do they have a diverse range of vocabulary or do they just say it quick and simple?
Old Will wasn’t afraid to get in deep with the masses, and that is a part of the reason for his long-lasting popularity, but that isn’t all of it.
2. Be willing to reuse ideas
Another misconception about Shakespeare is that he came up with some of the greatest stories ever told. That is not true. Shakespeare didn’t come up with ideas. He reused ideas that other people had written about in the past. That’s right-William Shakespeare wrote fan fiction.
Shakespeare took well-known stories and crafted them into plays for the masses. It was much easier for him to do that then to try to create new ideas considering how many plays he wrote over his lifetime. (somewhere around 40 depending on who you ask.) These plays were all handwritten and performed with intense deadlines for the next play to be ready. Shakespeare didn’t have time to sit around for several days thinking about his characters-he had to get writing.
3. Take liberties with your source material
We already mentioned that Shakespeare was reusing stories from the past, but don’t think for one second that he didn’t use those stories the way that he wanted to use them. Just like in any decent piece of fan fiction, there is going to be come interpretation and modification to suit the needs of the writer. Can you really imagine a brash young noble man like Romeo professing his love beneath a balcony? (Well you can now, but does that really make sense?)
Now consider the plethora of stories that turn back towards a well known source in order to provide a framework for the novel. We might not need another reimagining of Snow White or Little Red Riding Hood any time in the near future, but part of the challenge of retelling a story is to find ways to make it new and fresh. In his day, Will was something new, but it’s hard to wrap your head around that 600 years later.
4. Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself
Shakespeare wrote an amazing assortment of plays that live on long after his death and have an impact of many who read them and watch them being performed. Even with all of this, there is significant repetition in his writing. Many of the comedies involve characters that are mistaken for each other. You might also see siblings  or reusing themes from play to play. So when you write, it shouldn’t scare you to explore a similar theme or idea. You can even use the same character even if you do give them a different name.
5. Write like a crazed maniac (or at least with a deadline)
Shakespeare spent his entire life living with a deadline. There was always another performance approaching. The theater would perpetually need more plays. That may never end. It was his job to find the stories to put into place to sate the theatrical appetites of the masses.
6. Work with what you have
Shakespeare lived in a time of extreme sexism. Women weren’t allowed to do much of anything, and the theater was no exception. As a result, all of the female parts in Shakespeare’s plays were performed by men. The cast worked with that limitation and found a way to make the performance believable to the masses.
Now that you have a better understanding of the Bard and his ways, I hope that you find yourself better prepared to start writing like Shakespeare. You don’t have to write plays, but don’t rule it out.
Best of Everything,
Billy

Why Moffat is Amazing

because of how he can take one line said in one episode over 40 years ago and twist it into something so cruel and terrible. Now that’s what I call writing