Re: that post on using references; it is such a *sensible* thing to do. I honestly don’t see how you can learn if not from reality. I know several artists (who I highly respect) who take selfies in different poses so they can figure out if and how they work for real life humans. It’s good practise!
As for myself; I am really not a visual person (auditory person presents!), so I need to actively put visual references in my writing to create the feeling my written people live in a sort-of real world. I’ve used The Sims 3 to create real visuals of both people starring in my work and for houses to make real sense. This kind of thing doesn’t come naturally to me as a gift or something. Also used it experimentally to see how certain personalities would do together tbh, but I take that a lot less serious.
/tl;dr research is not cheating and I consider using references a form of research
I feel like one of the reason that we love Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Lafayette and the whole gang now is that Lin made them look humans
I don’t know about you, but when I am in class and we’re talking about someone I don’t see them as people, just as someone who did this and that’s all, we don’t know if they were funny, shy, depressed, talkative, caring,…
We tend to forget that they were real people with feelings, personnalities, a life, a past
We forget that they were just like the people now
And with Hamilton, we learn the personnalities of everybody, we learn to know them and that’s how you get someone passionate about historical characters, we need to know them to care about them
thank you for your patience & endless amount of support. thank you for being around as i go through the journey that is self love. no amount of words could ever do you justice. what i feel for you is so much more than that; it’s strong, it’s empowering, it’s real. i don’t think i’ll ever be able to express it the way that i want to, but maybe that’s the magic of it all. i think i find comfort in knowing that i have something that cannot even be put down on paper perfectly accurate. thank you for helping me learn how to help myself. thank you for all the nights you’ve stayed up comforting me when the thoughts running through my mind weren’t so pretty. i cannot even fathom how amazing you are and how lucky i am to have such an incredible life partner. you are the one i want to spend all of my days with - and even that alone excites me, i never thought i would be able to say that about anyone. thank you for your constant reassurance and being one hell of a listener. there’s nothing sweeter than consistency. i can assure you there’s no one else i’d rather share every detail of my life with. all of my favorite things become so much more enthralling once shared with you. i have never felt more safe and at peace in my entire life than i have with you. your words are gentle enough to stick with me. when i lack the motivation to get up some mornings, i think of the way you would encourage me. i think of the way you would kiss my forehead and smile at me and tell me how you’re proud that i’m still here. you would tell me that my feelings are valid & how you’ll be around no matter what. those words alone would be more than enough to make all the pessimism fade away. i’ve never really felt emotionally stable - it’s always been something i’ve had to work on, but that’s definitely improved since you’ve been around. thank you for loving me enough to allow me to embrace my independence yet love you more than anything at the same time. you have impacted my life in more ways than you’ll ever realize and i am endlessly grateful. i have learned so much from you in what seems like such a short period of time and i am so eager to continue. sometimes i struggle with writers block but you’re always right there to inspire me and get me back on my feet. thank you for being you. i am so lucky to love you and have the opportunity to grow with you. there’s not a day that goes by where i don’t recognize all the wonders that you are. i cannot wait for everything that life has in store for us. i love you.
Love – the greatest mystery of all, and how would Sherlock Holmes solve it? Like @welovethebeekeeper suggested, as soon as Sherlock uttered “I love you”, the spell of “desperately unspoken” has been shattered. These words belong not only to John Watson but Sherlock Holmes himself as well.
I know speculating based on a 1-second clip is asking for trouble, but hey, we’re all having fun (dying), so why not? I am in agreement that the scene look/feel like MP, but if this is the first time Sherlock Holmes say these words out loud…… can’t be a wasted opportunity is all I’m saying. But how?
Hey remember this?
Sherlock making a deduction in MP and in real life concurrently is nothing new – what if the “I love you” scene is in a similar situation?
As soon as “I love you” escaped his lips, Sherlock snapped back to real life, John standing right in front of him. The deduction begins because of whichever case at the moment (case is not really the point remember), but in order to solve it Sherlock has to come to realize what their feeling for each other really means:
1) “I love you” → “You love me” (saying it to John, John being all incredulous, followed by confusion and laughter and tears and…… you get the picture);
2) “I love you” → “I love you, of course!! John!! I love you.” (and John being all incredulous at first and slowly he realizes what Sherlock is really saying)
Sherlock Holmes solves murders, John Watson saves lives. It’ll require both of them to solve the greatest mystery of all: love.
Call me hopelessly romantic or optimistic or wishful thinking all you like, but wouldn’t this be so fitting?
I’m sure as I rewatch I’m going to notice a lot more stuff but something that really stood out to me was how Rapunzel reacts to stressful situations. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not, but she does the same things that I’ve experienced in real-life so it popped out to me quickly, and intentional or not, I really like it (and will 100% self-indulgently use it as part of my headcanons/characterization for Rapunzel). There are already amazing posts on Gothel being emotionally abusive towards Rapunzel, and what I like about this series is that we get to see Rapunzel coping and adjusting after being away from Gothel, and how this specifically shows up with stressful situations.
She’s very enclosed in on herself, and will often slightly curl up and try to turn away from the object that’s causing her stress (she’s turned away from the castle, turning only to look at Eugene, and an exception is when she’s on the bed, curled away from Cassandra, who’s not her true stressor, etc). But, overall she tries to shield herself - she literally hugs her arms around her body in the beginning, and when she speaks about not wanting to marry Eugene, she puts her hands over herself.
I don’t remember it happening often enough so it could be a one-time thing, but I did notice that when her hair grows back, she seems to pull on it more often, which reminds me of her literally covering herself in her hair in the original movie when Gothel was singing about danger. She also tends to avert her eyes from the stressor and - what I assume is lip biting. Overall, she tries to make herself as small as possible, and look away from what’s giving her anxiety.
wait wAIT people are actually thinking that Archie shouldn’t cry? NO OKAY STRAIGHT UP - not enough boys/men are shown in life/tv/movies that FEELING/EMOTIONS ARE ALLOWED TO BE SHOWN. Guys cry in real life, Archie is FIFTEEN and he’s dealing with things most adults couldn’t even get through. PROPS TO THE WRITERS FOR WRITING THAT AND SHOWING IT. I am so proud of Archie for expressing how upset he is, not only at his heartbreak, but how little he thinks of himself. Protect Archie 2k17.
What I mean:
I ironically liked LazyTown up until recently when it showed up on my dash again and now I'm unironically liking it and I just watched one of the live plays from the 90s and after seeing how much it was inspired by commedia dell'arte I am now totally immersed in the entire history of this show with its bright colors and uncanny valley puppets and handsome as heckie gynmastic elf and top-tier character actor villain and it's all so fascinating and strangely inspiring someone please send help but don't.
idgaf if Remy Ma diss won’t be played for years vs. what Nicki put out. IDGAF if Remy Ma diss wasn’t a club banger (She was on some real rap game shit, not some club pop bang shit) Remy Ma had my core SHOOK and I was SCARED AF listening to it. That shit went HARDER than the original “Ether” from Nas. Don’t @ me. She came at Nicki’s WHOLE life with not just words, but legitimate poetry. Remy Ma is legendary and will always be. I am not with the quantity over quality shit. Remy Ma BEEN a winner since Terror Squad days. If you a fan of Nicki, I respeck you for being loyal to her but damn, SHETHER had me fearing for Nicki’s life yo.
Ok so you all knew it was coming. Yes Campwolfe Fandom Nan™ just has to weigh in on the shenanigans and current angst-fest unfolding on Holby City for our Goddess Serena Campbell oh her anguish someone hold me intrepid couple Serena and Bernie. Many things I will say have likely already been said. Some perhaps not. As per usual, I shall pop it under a read more because I am wordy as shit to save y’all’s dash.
LOOK AT THIS I WAS LOOKING AT S6 PHOTOS OF TEEN WOLF AND I SAW THIS AND I AM HYPERVENTILATING BECAUSE THIS MUST BE FROM AFTER THE CONFESSION AND LOOK HOW TENDERLY STILES IS STARING AT THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE WHO HE ALMOST BURNED HIMSELF FOR BECAUSE HE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET BACK TO HER
AND LYDIA MARTIN IS CUPPING HIS FACE BECAUSE SHE CAN’T BELIEVE HE’S FINALLY HERE IN HER ARMS AFTER EVERYTHING THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALTHOUGH NOBODY BELIEVED HER SHE FOUGHT TOOTH AND NAIL BECAUSE SHE BELIEVED STILES WAS REAL AFTER EVERYONE FORGOT ABOUT HIM
THEY STARTED THE SHOW WITH LYDIA NOT EVEN KNOWING THIS BOY EXISTED BUT HE IS NOW THE SOURCE OF HER STRENGTH AND SHE OPENED A RIFT IN FUCKING TIME AND SPACE TO BRING HIM HOME
WENT FROM “WHAT THE HELL IS A STILES?” TO OPENING DIMENSIONS FOR HIM