mad is the photographer

“””developing countries””” 

“””third world countries””” 

…you mean countries that are still recovering from colonialism and other western intervention??? let’s not sugar coat the reason why their “development” was hindered and act like they are still in those stages because they are inherently inferior to western countries. the west saw their greatness and they left them in ruin on purpose. referring to these countries as developing or third world is fucking degrading terminology that takes away responsibility from countries like the UK and the US. 


A Hannibal romcom trailer, because I am trash

I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness.
—  Jack Kerouac

Eloped! Just want to thank @andrewmorton for photographing this awesome life moment but for also being our witness. He’s a mad pro photographer if you need someone I would highly recommend him. I also love that @rachelvrogers flowers were just from Trader Joe’s & her dress and our rings we got off Etsy. That’s how to do it💥 So much fun! ❤️-Lil Big O

wasn’t prepared to be hit with dreamertrilogy content today but here we are let’s go through the list

  • new character Unwin, homeboy that has Ronan’s photo on his phone
  • Ronan got photographed wearing a tie and he’s mad about it
    • why are people taking pictures of Ronan and sharing it with strangers, that is wicked concerning
  • we have a timeline
    • he’s about twenty. this means maybe 1-2 years after TRK (just before Thanksgiving and just after Ronan’s birthday), and about 1 year after TRK’s epilogue (beginning of summer)
    • Adam’s well into college then, maybe finishing his first year, or into his second
  • the narrative isn’t just going to be from Ronan’s POV, we will get perspectives from other characters
  • other people think Ronan is super fucking hot


*on this izzy bizu mode lately. awesome sounds. trying to be as productive as possible. before the next trip in two weeks. ramen! folio should be up next week. excited for the coming weeks. oh life!

The wind howled across the sea, driving battering waves of dense Scotch mist and drenching rain onto the already sodden land. Algy retreated to the shelter of a wee cave which had formed beneath the rocks at the edge of the beach and tried to make himself comfortable. It was pleasantly dry in there, although hard on the tail feathers, but there was little to do by way of amusement except to watch the weather hurtling past outside and listen to the roaring of the wind. As he gazed at his toes, Algy remembered the first verse of a famous poem:

Bolt and bar the shutter,
For the foul winds blow:
Our minds are at their best this night,
And I seem to know
That everything outside us is
Mad as the mist and snow.

[Algy is quoting the first verse of the poem Mad as the Mist and Snow by the late 19th/early 20th century Irish poet William Butler Yeats.]

Jeremy's fan letter

The following is an excerpt from Bending the Willow by David Stuart Davies:

One incident that David Burke recounted brought the house down at the Northern Musgraves’ Jeremy Brett Memorial Lunch. it is a tale that reveals not only Brett’s humour and eccentricity, but also his endearing, self-effacing qualities:

“Jeremy said to me on one occasion, “I was feeling so low the other day that I sent myself a fan letter.”

“Are you serious?”

“I’m absolutely serious.”

“What did you write to yourself?”

“Dear Jeremy, I would just like to say what a wonderful actor you are. Your Sherlock Holmes puts every other attempt at the part in the shade. Basil Rathbone is not fit to clean your boots; and Douglas Wilmer and Robert Stephens should beg you to give them lessons. You’re much prettier than all of them, for a start. There is only one word for your performance–magic. Please send me a signed photograph. Yours, Joe Bloggs. P. S. I’ve heard that you’re a really nice person, too.”

”Did you really write that?”

”Yes, I did.”

“Did you send it?”

”Yes. I put a first-class stamp on it. I wanted to get it as soon as possible. It came the next morning.”

“And did you read it?”

”Of course I read it. I read it a dozen times. I felt wonderful afterwards.”

”Well, did you send yourself a signed photograph?”

”David, I may be mad–but I’m not barking mad! In any case, the bugger didn’t send a stamped addressed envelope!”

PWS MAD (Member’s Appreciation Day)

photo: Angie @novice-at-play / edit: Stephi @stephiramona

I’m a fan of Angie’s work and so it was amazing to edit one of her photos. It was fun, even though I was a bit nervous.
I made a lot with the graduation curve. Brighten the shadows and played with contrasts. I also played with the colors. I made the shadows cooler and the highlights warmer, which supported the mood I saw in this photo.

PWS MAD - Stephi

At the time we decided to do this, I had no new photos to submit, so I had to use one of my rejects. Of course, Stephi can make a fork look like a work of art and as you can see here, she salvaged my reject! I love the way she cropped it to give the sky more emphasis and also the way she brought up exposure and contrasts in the foreground to show the details of the rocks and waves. The colors are just… delicious!!  Thank you, Stephi and to the rest of the PWS clan for teaching this novice a thing or two… or seven!!

PWS MAD - Angie