shelly recommends

hxllowgast  asked:

tea + sunrise


tea: favorite films? shrek, hsm, lemonade mouth

sunrise: favorite musical artists? Imagine Dragons, AJR, ARIZONA, Troye Sivan, Halsey, Melanie Martinez, Billie Eilish, Wrabel, dodie, ect ect

10/14/17 – day fourteen of thirty-one days of horror!

This one is a no-brainer, but c’mon, sooner or later I had to do The Shining. Stanley Kubrick set out to make the definitive horror film when he took on his adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal ghost story, and I think it’s fair to say he succeeded. Set – as you no doubt know already – in an isolated, snowed-in hotel, Kubrick’s take on the novel is a terrifying and deliberately crafted work, so layered and mysterious that it has spawned something of a cult around it, as seen in the fascinating doc Room 237. But aside from the indelible, perfect horror imagery captured by Kubrick’s lens, what lingers most about The Shining is Jack Nicholson’s unhinged performance as Jack Torrance, a role that cemented him as an icon and forever repurposed Ed McMahon’s famous Johnny Carson intro. Equally spectacular is Shelly Duvall – wearing every moment of a reportedly agonizing shoot on her wonderfully expressive face – and one-time-only child actor Danny Lloyd as the couple’s psychic son. And let’s not forget the great Scatman Crothers, bringing warmth to an expository role that would have seemed thankless in less capable hands. A masterpiece of any genre and one that should be revisited multiple times a year, but especially on Halloween, so make sure you book your room at the lovely Overlook hotel!

bashfyl  asked:

Oh man I hated all the “classics” they made us read throughout school! (Freaking diary of Anne Frank 4 Times) I had to reward myself with 5-10 good books to recover from each assigned one. In high school I carried a spare book to read in English class once I finished the assigned stuff for the day. It was horrible being forced to read all those male author’s my teachers thought were great. I highly recommend Shelly Laurenston for Were books. She also has dragons and some with Norse lore. :)

Ha! I hated the books they made us read too. Especially because I was usually reading something much more interesting. 

Luckily I had a bunch of great teachers who went out of their way to make sure I wasn’t bored. I was allowed to pick my own books to write assignments on, which at the time didn’t seem like such a big deal , but I know now it would have involved the teachers clear it with the board first, and jump through a lot of hoops. 

Thanks, to all my English teachers! Except Ms Wells. You know why. 

“How can you talk to someone who just click-clicks all the time? How can you get to know someone who reaches for the camera every time she feels something? You cannot. There is a brief moment in which this understanding sinks in, and the camera captures it.”

From “Phonetic Masterpieces of Absurdity” by Shelly Oria, recommended by FSG Originals. Read it for free tomorrow in Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading.