things that are happening and i am freaking out about

Today, I fucked up... by asking a girl out

So there’s some things you have understand before I start this story. I’m in grade ten of high school (this happened in June, so about a month ago). I am an incredibly anti-social person. Up until this point I have never even tried to ask a girl out. This was my first time EVER. So I walk up to her, absolutely terrified, and just before I say anything, I trip on a crack in the side walk and land right on my face. I get up instantly and try to play it off, blood gushing out of my nose. She is freaking, and I’m stumbling around mumbling “its okay, I’m fine, I’m fine” when I fall for a second time, this time backwards, cracking the back of my head against the sidewalk, knocking me out cold. I wake up in the hospital a few hours later, luckily with no serious injuries, except maybe my pride.

TL;DR Tried to ask a girl out, ended up in hospital

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Five Things that Happen to ALL Music Majors
  1. Freaking out about music theory homework. EVERYBODY does it. The freaking out, I mean. Some people don’t do the homework, but that is not a Successful Strategy. That is how you get to take even more music theory because you didn’t pass. And the thought of not passing is what is causing you to gently hyperventilate when you stare at your worksheet, wondering who the hell is Tristan and what does he have to do with these Germans you teacher was talking about during your 8 am. (It was early, you weren’t paying very much attention.) 
  2. Crying in a practice room. Practice rooms are theoretically soundproof, they have no windows or windows that are easily covered, and no one questions why you’d be alone in there for a while. Whether it be a few tears of frustration or an actual, bawling, red-eyed, messy tantrum, every music major will cry in a practice room at some point. 
  3. Performing a concert when you should honestly probably be hospitalized. I once sang in a composition recital with a compress still around my arm from the antibiotic IV I’d been on 45 minutes ago. Was this a good plan? Probably not! Eventually you will have undiagnosed walking pneumonia, or awful tonsilitis, or an ankle that’s so twisted it’s almost on backwards, and you’ll do a concert anyway. It’s best to do this during your undergrad, so your teacher can yell at you and shame you into not doing it again.
  4. Teaching your first student and having NO CLUE what you’re doing. So! Students are weird and not at all as simple as your pedagogy class led you to believe! Fear not, though, brave musician, for everyone who now teaches had a first student too. And honestly, everyone else was confused too.
  5. Knowing what probably caused those stains in the music lounge and falling asleep there anyway. Seriously, they’re a weird kind of tan-ish brown, they’re on the couch and the floor, and just. Just gross. So gross. And yet, the couch is disgustingly comfortable, you’re running on four hours of sleep because of your theory homework, you’re fighting off a cold so you aren’t sick for a concert, you’ve already taught a lesson today, and if you don’t sleep Bach is going to make you cry. So you fall asleep on the sketchy couch anyway. Congratulations, you’re now officially a Music Major.

We all knew it was going to bloody happen, realistically. If you’d read the books you definitely knew it was going to happen; if you hadn’t read the books you could probably make an educated guess. 

But much more majorly - there is OVERWHELMING evidence to me anyway that there’s no way Jon has actually been killed. 

1) There’s a whole thing about him being Azor Ahai reborn; Melisandre thought he was Stannis, and got frustrated when all she saw in the flames was Jon Snow. Therefore, he will be reborn by the fire within him (song of ice and fire? There’s many reasons Jon fits this title, and this is yet another; a man of fire living at a wall of ice. And I’m not even talking about the Targaryen thing atm)

2) Melisandre appearing at The Wall - yeah OK, so she doesn’t exactly have anywhere else to go, but equally I think this feeds very neatly into the first theory really; that she has eventually found the man she is meant to serve

3) Vaguely mentioned the whole Targaryen thing so let’s go there - we still haven’t heard Jon Snow’s real parentage. GRRM says it will eventually be revealed. What’s the point of revealing it if Jon isn’t alive? I mean, it COULD be revealed but it would be an utterly pointless piece of information if it can’t affect Jon in any way whatsoever. 

4) GRRM never minces words when he kills characters. If they’re dead they’re dead. He’s always been charming like that. In the books, it is said that Jon feels ‘cold… cold… cold…’ and then shuts like that. We are never told he dies. You could say I’m clutching at strings here, but in all honesty no; GRRM’s writing style gives me enough to believe there is a REASON he didn’t bluntly say that Jon died. 

5) Speaking of writing, and here comes my most major reason; they are utterly fucked if Jon dies. I don’t just mean against the White Walkers and Wights, although that is very true - I mean from a storytelling perspective. Think about it. The only two viewpoints from The Wall are Sam’s and Jon’s. Sam isn’t at The Wall anymore. We can only know what’s happening there if Jon is alive and viewing the happenings. We all know Winter has approached at extreme speed, and there’s a massive story unfolding there; without Jon, it just can’t be told. As an audience, we simply don’t have the attachment to any character up North to tell the story in a way we would care. As more time goes by, I’m beginning to appreciate that Jon is THE central character to the GoT universe; if you kill off any other character, beloved or not, yeah it sucks, but the story can go on, just about. Even Daenerys; she goes, that’s just a storyline of invasion gone. If Jon’s out, that’s a VERY huge and integral storyline that simply can’t be told. He’s the only character who if he’s killed off, the writing has a massive continuity problem.

6) And finally, most importantly, Kit Harington has been signed on for Season 6 so I think we can safely say that he’ll be making an appearance i.e he ain’t dead people

hi this is important so please read

my name is seth vxcesandvirtues. i am 14 years old, and im a minor.

last night, as you can see from the screenshot, i got a voicemail from an unknown caller last night at 10:11 PM (22:11).

i listened to it, and im really freaking out? while i dont believe one of the members of 5sos would have my number, because why would they, im a little concerned that someone has shared my number. ridiculous as it sounds, this is what the voicemail said:

“i’m really hurt, that, that uh - that you said that stuff online about me. um, being in 5sos is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. and uh, you’re trashing us because you like uh, whats that band called - fall out boy? yeah, i hate them.”

and this is NOT cool. i am FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. i am a MINOR.

i dont want to accuse people. i dont want to disturb friendships. the only people online who have my number are spencejsmith actualbrendonurie cvllarfull hurleyfucker theatraladeux and littlesnowpeafics 

so if you guys know anything about this… please tell me. and in case any of you people dont believe me - tell me how to upload an audio clip from my phone to my mac and i will.

i meant to only respond to the first anon with this, but i may as well unload a few other questions, too.

Anonymous said: The love you have for your au & ocs inspired the heck outta me.

n’aww, thank you!

it’s been almost a year but i’m still goin’ strong, haha. i just love thinking about their story so much, it’s silly.

Anonymous said: hey bali, mind if i do a quick complain? because ive been drawing and redrawing and redrawing this freaking thing (mostly the hands tbh fuck hands!) since thursday and i am sO PISSED it never comes out right! i NEED to draw hands that don’t look like badly sharpened pencils oTL. anyway sorry for taking up space in ur askbox

that shit happens, bud. if you’re really that frustrated with it, maybe take a break from it for a few days and look at it again with fresh eyes? it might help to look at some references, too–i should have some hand-specific ones in my reference and/or references tags!

stay determined!!

Anonymous said: guidance seems to scream Chara tbh. (just to be clear this is not a request)

oh, yeah, for sure.

A quick disclaimer for the Stydia fandom:

So, guys, Comic Con is happening this week, and there’s going to be a lot of interviews. Hopefully we’ll get stuff about Stydia, and Stydia rising! Probably we won’t get much more than we already have, but I think we can look forward to a few juicy tidbits. 

But just because Stydia is probably (read: totally) happening this season, doesn’t mean interviewers won’t be asking about st@lia and m@rrish. Cast members + Jeff are probably gonna say stuff like: 

  • “You never know.” 
  • “There’s always a chance.” 
  • “It’s TW, anything can happen!” 
  • “Show’s not over yet, there’s still an opportunity.” 
  • “You’ll just have to wait and see….”

I just don’t want you guys (and me, and totally me as well) to freak out and panic over this :) It’s very probable that they will say things like this, but I am writing this at 10:47pm on the night before the panel and I am telling you: don’t worry about it. It’s just what they do. It’s how they promote TV shows. They’ll probably be very nondescript with ship stuff because they know that this is how they keep people watching. 

So, in short, don’t freak out. This is Stydia’s season. It’s true that you never know what’s going to happen, but let’s focus on the positive right now and not read too much into baiting just because they can’t say “no, never, this ship will never ever ever ever happen ever again, it’s o v e r.” 

Canon Stydia is right around the corner, loves :) 

what happened to prisoner!america???????

because imagine rusame prison au 

where Alfred and Ivan are cellmates and Al is Ivan’s new cellmate. And one day Alfred asks Ivan what he’s in for and Ivan says “nothing because i am innocent” and proceeds to tell Alfred how he was framed for something he never did and mentally Alfred is freaking out because he knows exactly what Ivan is talking about because it was hIM who did it

Al never says anything at first though (bc Ivan is kinda scary looking) and eventually the two end up ‘a thing’ but Alfred comes clean one day bc a secret that big from your s/o is sure to cause a hell of a lot of stress and Ivan is suuper pissed and hgnnghhhhhhh

THey’d still be sharing a cell though and there’d be tension and fights and probably end up with a steamy sort of hatesex thing and 

oh man prisoner!Al needs to be a thing again

A good friend of mine tweeted this. It’s a simple thing that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, and it’s starting to get on my last nerve.
if I see one more person say that feminism is stupid or shouldn’t be argued about and that everybody needs to calm down I am going to freak out
when are people going to realize them feminism isn’t about women hating men it is about equality of men and women in the workplace and in general
it is about getting rid of double standards
“Sam Smith wrote a whole album about his ex boyfriend and was applauded for it while Taylor Swift did the same and was criticized”
it is these things that we are trying to get rid of.
it is acknowledging that rape in men and women does happen and does not receive the consequences that it should. i.e. “women are asking for it with the clothing they wear.” “you shouldn’t have led him on.” “but you two are dating, or you two are married, so what” so what is women and men have a right to their own bodies and nobody else has the right to touch, enter, or make decisions for your body but you. Rapists do not get the punishment they deserve. “Well he said he didn’t do it so there’s nothing we can do.”
Feminism is about body positivity and realizing that women do not have to look a certain way or dress a certain way or be a certain skin tone to be considered women, or to be considered beautiful. Men and Women are allowed to be virgins without, Men and Women are allowed to be sexually active. These are things that should not be shamed. Bodies are not something that should be shamed or taken advantage of. We have a right to our bodies we have a right to our jobs and our equal pay. Women are allowed to be powerful. Women are allowed to live without being sorry for everything they do. Being feminine is not an insult. Being manly is not an insult to women. Being who you are should not be put to shame, it should be celebrated. I haven’t even hit every point that has to do with what feminism represents. I am done with the ignorance. Just because you may not be a victim or may be more privileged than others does not mean these issues do not exist. Grow up.


so many things happened in this vlog i just really had to make a post about it…

first is obviously the beginning, which is my absolute favorite jaspar moment ever, because look at how CUTE AND SHY JOE IS HE’S LITERALLY SMILING THE ENTIRE TIME HE WAS TALKING. not to mention Caspar’s massive display of heart eyes. idk they’re just so cute i literally felt my heart do a cartwheel.

of course we can’t leave out jaspar in a pool. i mean, come on…

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Before I go off to sleep I must speak of my adventure today…
Vanessa and I were the first ones there, we got to hot topic at 6 am and the signing wasn’t till 12. The whole time we were waiting in line and meeting new people I was starting to freak out. I WAS GOING TO MEET GERARD FUCKING WAY!
As the time got closer I swear I started like having an anxiety attack because I was about to meet the man who is the reason for many things in my life…I was about to meet my maker so to speak. After I got my wrist band I started freaking out more because it meant it was actually going to happen. That it WAS actually happening.
I was number 13 when the signing finally began. We were led inside the store to meet him and I couldn’t see him but I could hear his voice, I even saw Lola so I snapped a picture. I started hyperventilating and shaking uncontrollably the closer I got. It got to the point where the ladies in front of me let me go ahead of them in case something happened they would still be there.
When it was finally my turn I walked up to him and just stared for about a second. The first thing out of my mouth was “oh my god, you’re real.” and I started crying. I handed Gerard my letter for him to which he said “aww thank you so much” then he asked me my name, how I was doing and what I wanted signed.
As he signed my CDs I babbled about how much he meant to me and what he’s done for me. He smiled at that…then when he finished I asked if I could have a hug.
He looked around and said sure and stood up and leaned over the table to hug me. I hugged him. I HUGGED GERARD! AND IT WAS FUCKING FABULOUS! I DIDNT WANT TO GO!
Afterwards I got a picture with Lola then went straight to Vanessa…the first thing I did was tell her everything. A lady who was standing pretty close to us and came over…she was wearing a yellow wrist band so she was a part of the event…mine was green.
She looks at me and said “wow he hugged you? You must have made an impression, he wasn’t supposed to hug anyone today.”
At that point I just started bawling even more. I still haven’t come to grips with it! I’m still freaking out! I’m so fucking looking forward to seeing him in concert now though!

OPEN RPG (What happened...?)

In a moment I was just haging out with April, I think it was snowing… But now I am…

“Do you remember your name?”

“… Irma Langinstein.”

“How many months have a year?”

“Twelve months. 365 days per year.”

“Who’s the president of the United States?

“Barack Obama.”

“Show me how you hold a pen, if you don’t mind”

I don’t know how it happened… Just a few moments I was talking with April, and suddenly I am in the hospital. They told me that I was found in a comatose state; I’ve been questionated by the doctors and the police since I woke up. The psychiatrist asked me simple things about my basic knowledge and about what I remember…

“Do you know what happened to you?”

“… No… I don’t know.”

Truly don’t know. In fact, I was freaking out when I woke up at the hospital. And the police aren’t making me feel better. Even if they don’t mean to… They said for the beggining that they found out about my incident, but the case has been closed. Why?! No idea! How can they close a case about kidnapping? How can they just tell me that I was lost and then found on a van in a dark alley?

“Is there anything that you can recall?”


Pink… Why is everithing so brillant and pink?… Cold… And that sound… Where I am?… Who   Who is there?! My head… Hurts…

Waking up as become quite tiresome for Irma latetly… Nightmares that she can’t remember later. A slight pain on her mind. The stress of what happened… 

The only thing that she wanted was to keep going with the life she had and still remember. And the first thing to do it’s to keep going with her studies.

Irma may don’t remember the last months but at least she still remember her locked combination adn everithing that she had put inside of it… Except for a envelope. On the top of her books…

“Did someone put it in here?”

No name on it… She just opened to figure out what kind of letter was. 

 I know who took you.

The first letters made her eyes open wide.

You’ll remember it in time. You’ve seen things that you shouldn’t.

“What… is it?”

They might come to get you for this, that’s why you must to be warned.

Her heart was beating so fast… She could feel a knot on her throat… Was she really being… threated?!

They may look trustfull but they would fool you.

“Who…? Who would…?”

Keep away from any freak.

“Well, duh! Obiously…”

Don’t get any near of April O’Neil or her friends

“Huh?!” Now why it’s her best friend mentionated on the letter… She could feel her anxiety invading her stomach. That annonymous letter was freaking her out. Every sentence… The name of April on it. Who would send her that note? And how that writer about her? And why it would write her saying, well marked, that she should…?

Trust no one!


That voice that called her on her back made her jolt. She fastly let fall the paper inse and closed her locked with a strong metallic slam. And as she did, Irma turned around, to see that persone who apperently knows her.

So like, I know everyone is freaking out about Creek being a thing that happened on national television. And so am I.


Did anyone else notice how Stan and Kyle looked at each other when the boys were talking about being gay?

‘Like, dude. What if we’re gonna be gay?’ ‘Dude. What if we already are?’

Fucking gay, amirite. I love it.

so i’m in class and my group is sharing a google doc for a project thingy

and i needed to copy and paste stuff in it

i guess i didn’t actually copy that thing so when i hit paste! it pasted the last thing i had copied

an extreme graphic daddy!kink smutfic i wrote about myself, a tumblr person, and jared padalecki doing some fucked up fetish shit

i hit undo so fucking fast and then deleted the entire document. when my group freaked out i pretended i had no idea what happened. i am a terrible human being. but i’d endure satan for millennia before my classmates read about my fantasy of choking on the cum of a 32 yr old celebrity.

Can't get over the promo

Am i the only one who thinks that this scene comes after Oliver asks Felicity out?

I can picture something like this:

She says “Pick me up at 7” and then gives him an incredibly cute look and leaves the lair to get prepared for the big night.

And the way Oliver is eyeing her kills me. He looks so freaking happy. He’s like “i can’t believe i’m finally going out with Felicity Smoak!”

Gif by: no-one-seesyou-likeido














ok i’m done


Next Week’s Prompt Theme Chosen!

Let me run you through my mental process, okay? So, while looking over the submissions I found that the four above jumped at me. You see, our culture is not new to the idea of the end of the world, or aliens being the ones looking to make extinction a thing… what made me jump was the idea of ‘Freaks of Nature’ and 'Hivemind.’

I began to think about Tyranid-like creatures invading Earth, and actually winning. What happens then? No one ever considers an apocalypse where Aliens won. It’s always radiation, or zombies, or vampires who look like zombies. Why not aliens? And then my writerly senses began tingling.

Yes. This will do.

Next week’s theme is going to be: The Aliens Won.

Thank you (so much) to everyone who participated! Don’t forget to tune-in next Saturday morning for another poll~ ♥︎

Olivia's So-Called "PTSD"

Am I really supposed to believe that Olivia has PTSD?  From what?  She had the most laidback kidnappers I’ve ever seen on TV.  She was fed regularly, allowed to go the bathroom by herself,…and later on, she was even given new clothes and her hair was done.  What is she freaking out about?  Practically the only thing that didn’t happen to her (that would've happened to any other female captive) was that she wasn’t ra–.  Oh.  I see.  If anything I thought she would be constantly reminded that she shot a guy in the head, but I guess that’s nothing compared to what should’ve but didn’t happen. 


Dear Carylers,

The Season 5 Trailer is almost here and the anticipation with a touch of dread is certainly palpable all over the place and Tumblr is certainly no exception.
We just need to remember that no matter what we end up seeing in those brief minutes of torturous joy is that these things are designed to freak us out, mislead us, make us worry and literally make us question everything and anything!
I am sure we will see things that will make us both deliriously happy and deliriously scared - that’s what they want and that’s what they get!
Just remember what we KNOW ABOUT CARYL!!!

No matter what happens though we have each other to flail, fan-girl, and freak out with!
So here is all the hugs and hand holds the internet can handle!





Before we get to Happy Christmas, I wanted to ask you about the most important news in the world first, because the fate of humanity may rest in the balance. I know you’re a huge Beyoncé fan. Are you freaked out by these crazy rumors that they’re breaking up?

I just assume that everything is a lie! I’m on the other side of it, so I’ve seen so many things in print where I go, “I was there and that didn’t happen!” so I just assume all of that is a lie. Don’t even lose a minute of sleep over it.

I am very excited for Pitch Perfect 2. I’ve seen the first one on cableway too many times.

I feel like most of my social interactions out in the world consist of parents telling me their kids won’t stop banging on the cup, so I feel like I’m just apologizing to parents most of the time! I feel responsible.

What was it like getting the gang back together for the sequel?

It was weird, and crazy, and fun. All 10 girls were in every single day, so there was a lot of estrogen. It also felt like a lot more pressure because we all knew people were going to see this one, whereas in the first one it was more, “You never know.”

Hailee Steinfeld is new to the Bellas. Did you and the gals initiate her?

The thing is she’s actually 17 years old, so we sort of didn’t know what to do with ourselves since she’s an actual teenager, so we were all, “Tell us what it’s like being an actual teenager.” She was there with her mom and it was so cute. She’s the sweetest girl, too. She says things like “oh my stars” unironically. When little kids come up to me, sometimes I feel like saying, “Don’t you know that I’m a 75-year-old curmudgeon trapped in a girl’s body? Why is this child approaching me? Shouldn’t the parents be like, ‘Get away from her, she’s a monster!’” Now, I’m going to try to channel Hailee when I have interactions with the young people, as they say.

I’m curious how Pitch Perfect 2 is going to be new and different from the first one, and expand on it rather than be more of the same.

It’s definitely bigger in scale and outside the world of college a capella. We’ve got a new rival and they’re very dark and ominous. It’s veryMighty Ducks 2.

So the bad guys are like the Iceland team, then.

Yeah! Iceland, but not Iceland.

Did you sneak a line in like, “Eating ice cream with the enemy, huh, Coach?”

Oh man! There were a couple of weird little references that some of the girls and I tried to work in just for our own amusement that I don’t think anybody noticed besides us, so we’ll see if anyone can pick those up. But “eating ice cream with the enemy,” dammit! I’ll never forgive myself for not sneaking that one in. If we do any reshoots, I’m gonna do that.

What’s your character arc like in this one? She went through a big one in the first where she’s very negative about the whole a capella thing, then it wins her over, and then she becomes the de facto leader of the Barden Bellas.

She’s sort of the leader of the group, but she still doesn’t care. I’m making other people do the grunt work. I’m trying to get my life started and actually produce music—to varying degrees of success. Hailee’s character is really the new Beca, because they have to bring in a new character to really take the hero’s journey. I’ve got this B-plot, but I’m around!

Let’s talk Happy Christmas. Jenny in Happy Christmas is very different from anyone you’ve ever played. She’s very self-destructive and pretty unlikable. Did you go “method?” Was there a lot of boozing hell-raising to get into character?

There was a bit of boozing and when we’d shoot the next-day hangover scenes, I’d get a little drunk the night before so that I’d be a little cranky and hungover, but I realized what an old puss I’m turning out to be because I could only do that a couple of times before I was like, “Fuck that, I can’t drink this much.” It was beer or whiskey, usually.

Jake Johnson told me that you’re pretty much done after one beer, though.

OK, that was a very specific situation! [Laughs] I had not eaten lunch and we were doing a scene and he got me drunk because we were playing a drinking game and I kept losing, so I drank a whole beer in like 50 seconds on an empty stomach. So yes, I was a little drunk. I’m very small!

But under normal circumstances, you’re not one-and-done, right?

Well, I mean… I don’t really see the shame in that! I’m a very cheap date.

There’s great sequence early on in Happy Christmas where you are the party guest from hell with Lena Dunham at a house party where you’re drunk and falling all over the place, and she’s dragging you around. What was that like to shoot?

Oh God! Lena is so nice that that scene ended up being two women consistently going, “Am I hurting you? Are you OK?” With guys and stunts, they try to hurt each other as much as possible while maintaining how macho they’re being, and when two women do a stunt together, even if it’s Lena trying to pull me off the bed and me kicking her off, we kept worriedly checking in with each other every take. “Am I pulling you too hard?” “Am I kicking you too hard?” So, I pretty much spent the entire night apologizing.

Do you have a most embarrassing party performance?

So many that I’m probably intentionally blocking them out right now. But there are only a couple of instances I can think of where I’ve really thrown up, and this was back in my old apartment and I can remember my roommate telling me the next morning that I was clearly vomiting in our bathroom, and he felt so bad and kept knocking on the door, and I would respond in the most chipper voice, “Uh-huh? What’s up? I’m fine!” and then he’d go away and hear the most violent, horrible vomiting noises. And then he’d come back and knock again and I’d go, “It’s OK! No big deal!”

Are you a fan of Girls?

Yeah. I’m not caught up on the new season, but what she’s doing is absolutely groundbreaking and wonderful.

Would you be into doing a cameo on the show?

See, this is one of those things though where I can’t say yes or no, because then she’ll say, “Why is Anna fuckin’ trying to get a job by putting my shit on blast?”

Joe’s baby in Happy Christmas is next-level brilliant. He’s like the Robert De Niro of babies.

He’s so amazing. What was so interesting to me was I don’t have any kids in my life because I’m the youngest in my whole family, so I’ve never babysat for a cousin or anything. I don’t know anything about babies, so he’s the first kid that I’ve ever liked. And when a stranger would come into the room and his parents weren’t around, he’d grab my leg—he was that comfortable with me where he’d hide behind my leg because he trusted me. But when we did scenes together, he’d feel something was changing in my energy, so he’d act weird to me during the scenes—it’s so fantastic and interesting that he’d pick that up. When I ask him for a grape in a scene, he’d been feeding us grapes for like five minutes before we started rolling, but in the scene I ask for a grape and he doesn’t give me one. He’s like, “I don’t know who you fuckin’ are! I don’t trust you.”

I spoke with your Life After Beth co-star and BFF Aubrey Plaza at Sundance, and she said and I quote, “Anna and I have a very dangerous relationship. We are very attracted to each other. We’re also friends. We’re also enemies. It just gets very spicy when we’re around each other, but we just can’t get enough.”

[Laughs] I would say that’s exactly accurate. She’s one of my favorite people currently alive. She’s always working and I’m always working, so I feel like she’s my estranged sister where I don’t talk to her months on end, and I hang out with her when we’re in the same city and we have a blast.

Some on the Internet took umbrage with your comments to Glamourthat your appearance has “never been my moneymaker.” There’s naturally a lot of schadenfreude online and people seemed to have twisted that comment around a bit.

It’s really funny. I guess I should’ve known better than to say something like that because everything does get shortened, and it does seem like I’m trying to get people to tell me that I’m pretty. Just walking into a room and announcing, “I feel so ugly today!” so people will tell you, “You’re not! You’re beautiful!” All I was trying to say is I don’t worry about the way that I look or maintaining the way that I look because I don’t think that’s the big reason why I get to do what I do. I certainly wasn’t trying to say something incendiary. But yeah, the people who went, “Ugh, how annoying,” probably forgot about it five seconds later. I think there are people who really enjoy being in a state of outrage, and that’s sort of a bummer.

I’m a big fan of Cam’ron’s “Hey Ma,” so I loved that scene in End of Watch where you and Jake Gyllenhaal start singing it.

Yeah! That just came on the radio; it wasn’t planned. It came on and David Ayer was sitting in the backseat with a camera, and we were driving to shoot a scene in Vegas that didn’t end up in the movie, and the song came on the radio and he just slowly turned his camera on and started filming us singing. Jake and I could feel the camera on us so we were like, “I guess we’re in character now!”

Are there any other songs you feel deserve the movie treatment, or one that you’d really want to sing next in a movie?

“She Wants to Move” by N.E.R.D. That’s a great song.

Kendrick starts singing the tune in Pharrell’s signature falsetto.

That is a great song. You’ve also got Into the Woods coming out Christmastime. Had you always dreamed of playing Cinderella?

That’s the weird thing! It wasn’t even a dream because I’d never looked in the mirror and saw that person. What was so inspiring about Rob [Marshall] was that he trusted my spirit and energy to play that character when I would think somebody who’s more genuine, and more of a Taylor Swift-type person would be who I thought Cinderella was supposed to be. I kept my awkward, nervous, over-intellectualizing everything energy, and he was really open to that. He assembled this unbelievable cast.

Did you get to act with Meryl Streep at all?

Yeah! She sings “Last Midnight” in front of four of us towards the end of the movie, and I thought, “I can’t believe I get to be here to watch this in person. This is the best day of my life.”