they used to be so little

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BEAST is a little gothic fairytale – the story of three generations of women dealing with the aftermath of divorce. When Alice’s mother, Grace, tells her that her father’s a “beast,” she begins to question who or what she really is. 

We’re going for something along the lines of Pan’s Labyrinth meets Terms of Endearment – a sprinkling of magical realism mixed with a family drama.

We shot the bulk of the short film last year and headed back for one day in January. We were lucky enough to be supported by Creative England’s Emerging Talent scheme, which got us through the bulk of the shoot but now find ourselves in post production with our credit cards maxed out, desperate to finish our little movie.

Support women filmmakers and donate to this film’s kickstarter before April 28th so we can all see it.

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It’s incredible how we always end up with these two.

Just like Booth and Brennan, they are the center. And they had to hold. For everything to work, they’d have to hold.

And they worked everyday. So hard. To give us the best. To have the best work environment. To have this show.

So different people, these two, with such completely different backgrounds and professional situations when they landed on this little show. Yet. They made it work everyday. Through their inside jokes, through their laughs, through hard times, against everything and everybody that didn’t believe this show actually could. They built this amazing friendship.

And the feeling, this friendship that flourished leaves me? Peace. Happiness. Because it’s so pure in so many ways. It’s David and Emily, those two so different that built their bridges together for Booth and Brennan, for Bones. You see it in every smile and photo and moment. There’s a real, deep connection. I’ll hold them so dear to me in my heart forever. I love them.

Thank you David and Emily, for giving me my life as I know it today.

the other day i was hanging out w/ my uncle and i mentioned i had pet rats and his immediate response was “they’re just food, i used to get them for my snake.” so im like??? “they actually have a lot of personality, theyre super sweet and are basically like little weird puppies, i love mine 2 bits” to which he responded “nah theyre all just food” and then proceeded 2 graphically describe how he used to kill rats to give to his snake, which included drowning them, suffocating them, and bashing them against the concrete. this is a reoccurring theme ive noticed that happens when i talk abt my rats. people are immediately like “ew thats so gross id just kill them” AND IT PISSES ME OFF SO MUCH BC!!! YR TALKING ABOUT MY FUCKING PETS!!! MY LITTLE BABIES THAT I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!  u wouldnt talk abt killing someones fucking dog or cat!! so dont fucking pull that shit with anyones animals no matter what they are!!!! its no different!!!!! 

  • Qiu Tong: [appears in Sun Jing's field of vision}
  • Sun Jing [inside]: my favorite human has arrived. They are cute and smart and my favorite. I must greet them in a manner indicative of my appreciation for their existence.
  • Sun Jing: hey nerd
More help with “said”

Anonymous asked:

I hope it’s okay to ask for a little more help with ‘said’. Your post was fantastic and I feel like it could’ve been made because of me if I didn’t know better, lol. I struggle with this a lot because I use too many mannerisms in place of 'said’. How should I show what the character is feeling (if the character isn’t the POV one) without the 'trembled’ and all that?


Of course it’s okay! :) <3

So, to be clear, I did not mean that you couldn’t use words like “trembled” in your description. It’s absolutely fine to bring mannerisms like trembled (aka visual cues) into the description around dialogue to illustrate how a character might be feeling. You just shouldn’t use those words as replacements for “said.” So, for example, you wouldn’t want to say:

“I did my report on the Civil War,” Ted trembled.

You wouldn’t want to say that because “trembled” isn’t a synonym of “said.” Trembling has nothing to do with saying words. You can’t walk up to someone and tremble a greeting. You can tremble WHILE greeting them.

To illustrate how a character is feeling during dialogue, you can use visual cues to set up and explain the dialogue:

Ted went to the front of the classroom. As he stared out at his audience, he began to tremble. “I did my report on the Civil War.”

As long as your narrator can observe the visual cue, they can report on it. In the above example, “tremble” is used to set up the dialogue. 

You can also use other sensory cues like sound and smell:

Ted went to the front of the classroom, leaving the stench of nervous sweat in his wake. He began to tremble as he stared out at his audience. “I did my report on the Civil War,” he said, voice shaky.

So, to break this down…

Ted went to the front of the classroom, leaving the stench (sensory cue - smell) of nervous sweat in his wake. He began to tremble (sensory cue - visual) as he stared out at his audience. “I did my report on the Civil War,” he said, voice shaky. (sensory cue - audio)

From these three words we understand that Ted is nervous about this presentation.

Also, if you wanted to say the above without the “said tag,” you can do it like this:

Ted went to the front of the classroom, leaving the stench of nervous sweat in his wake. He began to tremble as he stared out at his audience. “I did my report on the Civil War.” His voice shook with each word. “It all started back in 1861 when Confederate war ships turned back a supply convoy headed to Fort Sumter.”

If you haven’t already, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. You can buy it on Amazon on Kindle or in paperback. You guys know I’ve been writing forever and even I find this resource incredibly helpful. Sometimes you just can’t conjure the visual cues that go along with certain emotions. This reminds you of what they are. Plus, it offers internal cues as well. Another book that has some handy emotional and body language lists is Bryn Donovan’s Master Lists for Writers. It’s also available in both paperback and on Kindle. :)

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Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Please be sure to read my ask rules and master list first or your question will not be answered. :)

Small sketch of Ibunduur the plant zombie and a birb! Ibun used to be an Orrian wizard who lost his body while messing up with forbidden magic, then hundreds of years later Wooch found his soul, went full Frankenstein and made a sylvari-like body with a human skeleton base for the soul to accomodate.

Ibun actually has a terrible personality so Wooch got him a raven chick to make him a bit more compassionate. It only helped a little, if at all, and the raven is Ibun’s partner in crime now.

A little reminder that Rahul Kohli is a sweetheart, he’s against sexism, he supports and advocates for lgbt/poc representation and most importantly he blessed us with 4 photos of Katie (in KatieMcgrath-scale that’s like 400 photos ‘cause we rarely see new pics of her). So.. don’t send him hateful/annoying tweets like: “I like you but I hate your character”, “She’s gay dude stop it” etc.

Besides I’m pretty sure this would totally be Katie’s response:  

Let’s talk about sigils!

What is a sigil and how can you use them?

So basically a sigil is like a little symbol charged with magical intent. They tend to have just one (but sometimes multiple) purposes i.e. one sigil will do one thing ***USUALLY*** They’re a super easy way to incorporate witchcraft into your everyday life! Draw sigils on your wrist, or keep them in your wallet or even draw them with your finger when the mirror steams up after having a shower!

How do you draw a sigil?

There are a million and one ways to draw sigils so find a method that feels right for you. Try a few and see what works! This is the method I use:

  1. Write out your phrase of intent - so what you want the sigil to do; for example “I will to be happy”, “I am at peace”, “Protection from negative thoughts”. 
  2. Cross out the vowels and the repeating letters; for example “I will to be happy”, becomes “I will to be happy”
  3. Write out the remaining letters; taking the same example, what should be left is WLTBHPY
  4. Take the shape of the letters, you don’t need to use all of them, but the more the better and try to combine them. Rotate the letters if you need to, elongate certain  lines or make them shorter, you just need the impression of the letters. 
  5. Add what I call “witchy flares” like arrows and circles. These help direct the energy. 

Examples of my own sigils

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask! I’m not claiming to be the fountain of all knowledge on sigils but I can certainly give my advice or at least point you to a person who knows more than me haha!

Happy witching!

My dad asked how I was feeling. I’ve been in a ton of pain the last couple days hitting high on the pain scale. So I said “fine. Though I’ve been really hurting.” His reply is that I should be used to it and should have a high pain tolerance.

Okay but there’s a level of pain you reach that you don’t get used to. When it hurts so badly you can move or think or breathe or talk. No matter how high your pain tolerance is, you have a breaking point. Yes, I’m used to horrific levels of pain but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating or painful or exhausting. Sometimes I need a little sympathy but instead got dismissed again.

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Scary sweaty cyborg/ninja? gif!

Officially spent! Little did I know how much an elevation training mask would up my cardio difficulty! I bought it awhile back but have not really used it at all! I was wearing in for like 3 minute intervals leading me completely winded! It felt great to breathe with it off!

I am gonna try and go back for a lifting session after work. Things are crazy stressful at work so we will see what happens

Also this is a basic evening with the boxer family!! They are nuts hahaha! Hope y'all are having a great day!
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Dean Ambrose/Roman Reigns/OC- Reader’s shower stops working and needs to use Roman and Deans. Things get a little carried away.

Warnings: I don’t know why this is so long but it is, also there aren’t any except for pure smut.

I don’t know where this idea came from but I’m damn glad that its here now : @alexispoo @the-geekgoddes @vebner37 @sierrarukia @ambrosegirlforever


I smirked as my heels clicked on the concrete in the halls of the arena. Seeing that I wasn’t scheduled to fight tonight but instead I had a promo with Dean and Roman, my outfit had to be perfect. My heels made me feel a little bit more superior than my fellow wrestlers and the whistle that just left Finn’s mouth made me giggle in delight.

As I stood in the gorilla waiting for my cue, I checked my reflection once more and smiled as I saw how well my dress hugged every curve on my body. My music pulled my attention away from the mirror and I walked out the curtain to an audience chanting my name.

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anonymous asked:

You should totally do a quick TFLN about harry jokingly texting the missus about having a baby after he's just been to seen Liam's!! But it's actually serious and they're considering trying for one!

Harry. Missus.

Baby Payne was so adorable. He’s the tiniest. I can’t believe Payno actually made something so… small.

He’s so tiny. He could have fit in my palm.

Like, seriously.

I could have slipped him into my pocket and brought him home for us.

Harry!

What?

That’s kidnap, you idiot. Even if he is one of your best friends. You can’t kidnap a baby, you moron.

I made sure to let them know we were up for babysitting if they ever needed a night off. I made sure to also tell him to book nights out when I was in London so I could look after him, too.

Liam kind of clocked on that I wanted to steal him… So, we compromised a little.

Compromised… A little?

Liam promised we could spend the afternoon with them, as a double date, with the baby there too, if I didn’t steal the baby from them today. 

Harry…

I want a baby.

I just really want a baby.

I really want a baby, love.

I’m feeling very broody and in the mood for baby-making this weekend. We’ve been married for almost a year and it’s time we took the next step.

Up for trying again tonight?

Harry, I’m not ovulating.

So?

We don’t need to be ovulating to make a baby.

Come on…

We’ll see when you get home, okay?

What time are you due to arrive?

I’m on my way to the tube now to meet Grimmy for a beer. And then, I’ll be home. A couple of hours, maybe?

Okay.

I’ll dig out some sexy lingerie for you. xx

I sort of had a super amazing day!  Even though I already got my butt on the move today, it was so nice and sunny outside that I just had to walk through Metro Park. Very spring-like today, though a little windy. Such is life in Michigan. I think I used my legs enough today, so I’ll probably move cardio to Thursday and do my ab workout tomorrow to give them a break. I feel so on top of things this week.

anonymous asked:

Jackson speaks both lol in Hong Kong Cantonese is the main dialect but in the majority of China Mandarin is becoming the largest language so if you ever wanna visit china its better to learn Mandarin since Cantonese is fading out a little

ahh i see wow thank you !! & yea they used to teach Mandarin at a class a school where i lived used to offer rather than Cantonese which makes sense bc its the dialect they use most widely throughout China, thanks for the info !! <3

anonymous asked:

do you think d&p are doing a joint liveshow on thursday because they're announcing something? what do you think it could be in that case? i'm a little worried bc you know uncertainty :/

Phil missed last Thursday, Dan missed today, and they’re probably leaving in the next week or two for Australia/Hong Kong/whatever romantic getaway they throw in there alongside so I would not be surprised if the joint liveshow isn’t just to appease us for the fact that they won’t do many in April. 

I wouldn’t worry, though. Even if it is an announcement, when have they ever done an announcement that wasn’t good? 

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Today has been a busy day so our tumblr update is coming a bit late!

First of all, we have made it to 68%!  We still have three weeks to go and are really hoping we can make our funding goal as well as some of those stretch goals!

We’ve added our $20 early bird tier back into the campaign for a limited time. It didn’t sell out previously so we wanted to give backers one more opportunity to grab that reward tier. It has a little less than 24 hours left before it goes away for good! 

Thanks to everyone for supporting us by backing our project and spreading the word!! <3

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