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Everyday people do everyday things but I
Can’t be one of them
I know you hear me now, we are a different kind
We can do anything

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Chris swung the heavy sword down toward my head … land[ing] just a touch harder than either of us anticipated. … So when you see Westley fall to the ground and pass out, that’s not acting. That’s an overzealous actor actually losing consciousness. Cary Elwes on his suggestion that Christopher Guest put a ‘little force behind the blow to help him “sell” it’.

anonymous asked:

I'm trying to write a horror novel and I want to create a creepy atmosphere, but since this is my first time trying to write something like this, I don't know how. Can you give me advice?

Start here, as well as in the horror tag and atmosphere tag. General advice for horrifying/creepy stuff:

  • Fear and suspense thrives on the unknown. Do you play horror games? Think about why and how they work. Anticipation, the unknown, the feeling of being watched or followed (up to and including being chased). I stand firmly by the idea that the unknown is scarier than the known.
  • Jump scares are harder to pull off in writing. Never have I turned a page and yelled in fear at the terrifying line at the top, but perhaps this is a personal thing. I do think jump scares tend not to go over as well in written word than they can in more visual media, though.
  • Pace your reveals. Never give everything away all at once. Ever. Not only can this shatter suspension of disbelief, this can also toe the line of infodumping, and no one enjoys that. Draw out the receipt of information and make the readers work for it: if the revelations come one after another, they have no time to sink in and mean something.
  • Don’t underestimate the readers. Readers are smart. You can be subtle with horror as you can with any other genre. Go too heavy-handed with it, and your horror might come off as comical or cute rather than scary.
  • Word choice is key. You are trying to scare readers using only the words on the page. All of your atmosphere comes from your word choice. Read horror stories and take notes, learn what scares you and why. Descriptions of an eldritch abomination can be made or broken in the decision to use “writhing” instead of “wiggling.”
  • Practice, practice, practice. That is how you get better. No one is guaranteed to hit it out of the park on the first try. Keep trying and don’t give up.

-Headless

Tbh, it’s so weird walking around with my ring on and my fiancé (still weird to say) not being there beside me. Long-distance engagement is harder than a long distance relationship I must say. This anticipation is building up but the distance is still there. I may complain but a lifetime together is worth all the chaos leading up to the wedding day

God, You are our deliver and we need Your patience and strength more than ever right now. #vscocam #myeverydayaccessory #10monthstillbigday

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The Struggle To Find Trans Love In San Francisco

For one trans woman, finding a date within San Francisco’s lesbian community turned out to be much harder than she anticipated.

I’m so sick of hearing and talking about the cotton ceiling, as I’m sure most of us are. But then Julia Serano publishes yet another article shaming females for their sexual preferences and I feel compelled to speak up.

Serano says she has spent plenty of time interacting with queer and lesbian communities this past decade. So how is it that she apparently has no idea that a huge reason why females who are exclusively attracted to other females do not wish to perform sex acts on/with a penis is because being a lesbian has nothing to do with male genitalia? (BTW, Julia, it’s hard to “pass as cis” when you’re performing slam-poetry love letters to your penis.)

 I’ve been asked on Twitter by several trans women how it is that trans women retain and flex the male entitlement they picked up before transition. This article is a prime example. Throughout the article, Serano tsk-tsks female lesbians for not finding her presentation attractive and for not being enthusiastic about her penis. She attempts to shame them by comparing their reactions to the more receptive straight males and bi females she’s dated (they’ll sleep with a trans woman, why won’t you??). She speaks scornfully of their choice in partners (females and trans men, who incidentally are also female).  Serano all but comes out and says she is owed sex from lesbians. 

The term “cotton ceiling” seems to have fallen out of use among trans activists, but only because they got hip to the stigma it now carries; they still push the underlying concept all the time. And it needs to stop.

Request from Katie who wanted art for an intriguing rp she was doing where Snake has a prosthetic arm after having an amputation (made by Otacon ofc (>3<) )

I am not v knowledgeable about mgs but it sounded interesting and I hope she writes a full-blown fic eventually

Anyway this is about a month overdue because I am a lazy bastard but I really hope you like it hon !!!

okay so i know it looks pretty bleak atm with jack and bitty hiding their relationship and it’s becoming clear to them it’s going to be harder than they anticipated. but my mind just keeps reminding of how perfect everything will be when they do come out. not necessarily out in regards to the whole world, but to the rest of smh 

think about how one day hopefully not too far away jack will stay over at the haus and get to sleep in bitty’s bed without having to cover it up and he will come down to the kitchen the next morning and kiss bitty on the cheek in front of everyone

shitty will be visiting, sitting at the kitchen table, and he’ll get the same warm feelings i’m getting right now when he looks at them standing side by side in front of the window. he’ll think about how scared and lonely jack was when they first met and be astounded and so goddamn pleased by how far his best friend has come and how happy he is. because he knows no one in the whole fucking world deserves to be happy more than jack zimmermann

ransom and holster will be leaning against the counter chatting about tonight’s kegster and will look up to see two of their best friends leaning into one another, completely at ease and peaceful. they’ll watch jack and bitty for a while before looking up at each other and smiling softly, knowing exactly how it feels to be that in love with someone

lardo will be standing by the coffee pot, half asleep and grouchy, but she’ll look up and nod at jack when he enters the kitchen. her eyes will follow him as he approaches bitty and she’ll smile for the first time that morning when jack’s lips touch bitty’s cheek

the frogs will have had a sleepover in chowder’s room the night before because they ended up staying up until 3am catching up with jack and shitty. so whilst they won’t stumble down the stairs until well after jack, they will walk in to see the rest of the haus sitting round the table eating breakfast. bitty’s arm will be casually slung over the back of jack’s shoulders, jack’s hand will playing with bitty’s fingers resting near his neck. the frogs’ll grin to each other and then nursey and dex will launch into a tale of something chirp worthy that chowder did when they woke up and the whole group will turn to tease him

and whilst they know that outside of this little bubble there’s still an unknown world full of hate, jack and bitty will be content at this moment to just enjoy this. to enjoy the people who are happy for them, who are here for them, who love them