writer's chart

If I am silent it’s because there is thunder inside me.
Or I’m just chillin, it depends. May the odds be ever in your favour.
—  An Introvert
Supercorp Calculations?

I’m no good at math but there has to be someone out there that can make a pie chart with the following likelihoods:

1. Chance of the writers being Lazy™ and making Lena evil
2. Chance of Lena and Kara just being friends
3. Chance of Supercorp being cannon
4. Chance of them saying Lena is straight and putting her with Winn
5. Chance of her being gay but still not ending up with Kara

Can someone please do that? Because I sure as hell can’t. And I need a mathematical likelihood to bring me back to reality. Or else I’m going to be forever stuck in Supercorp Land. I mean I’ll probably stay here anyways. But a pie chart sounds nice.

slowly accepting the mortality of everything
over my morning cup of tea.

there is a boy until there isn’t.
and there isn’t,
not anymore.

last night i had a dream
that felt so much like you.
this is to say, i was afraid.
this is to say, it hurt.
this city has your name plastered
all over its walls
and that will take some time
getting used to.

in these dreams, you finally unravel before me.
you tell me:
“the thing i loved most about Boy Scouts
were the knots. how we learned to create
and unmake.
how i could keep everything in its place.
how i could hold anything together.”
i finally tell you:
“our sun signs aren’t the most compatible.”
neither of us ever care about this.
you go on and say “once, i got a badge
after saving a baby bird. i fixed its wing”
and i say,
“i have never wanted to be saved to begin with.”

in this one, you tell me everything.
you look me in the eye and say:
“hurt people hurt people
and darling,
sometimes it hurts too much.” you say,
sometimes i look at you
and wonder if i ever really wanted this,” or
“baby, you make me so weary. there is no space left
in you that looks familiar anymore,” or
“honey, you’re something
i don’t know if i can handle.
something i am afraid to leave.”
and though i have already said these things to myself, in this dream
i do not know how to keep quiet. there is a truth
inside my mouth screaming

in this universe,
you speak
of boy scouts. say the bird flew too close to a fire,
said its wings were always broken, said you always wanted to fix
sad things
so you took some string,
crossed my heart,
and i hoped to die.

in this dream, you tell me
“sometimes i touch you and get burned
and i am already all out of rope.
there is no more saving left in me.
there is no more water left in these bones.”

and you finally believe me when i tell you:
“that’s okay.
i wasn’t thirsty anyway.”

That which does not kill me, only makes me weirder and harder to relate to.

!!!!Introverts Unite!!!!  Separately… in your own homes…

Electric Daisy Carnival In Trouble Due To All The DJs Beefing After Calling Each Other Out

In an unforeseen chain of events this week; several notable names in Dance Music took to Twitter in order to rant and call out fellow industry namesakes due to the rampant over-use of ghost writers, buying chart/magazine placement, nose picking habits, drug use, panty fetishes and so on.  This butterfly effect of butthurt has touched almost every promoter and EDM record label around the globe; many egos have been badly damaged beyond repair.  The ripple effect of those with their panties in a bunch is hitting hardest at The Insomniac Events Offices in Los Angeles, CA.  In 2 weeks Insomniac Events is scheduled to host the largest North American EDM music festival in Las Vegas, NV; but sources closes to the event tell us its likely most of the larger headliners are slated to cancel or the event could be pulled all together. 

Our source at Insomniac Events has informed us that their offices have been berated with calls since Tuesday from industry personnel and sometimes the DJs themselves who are demanding to speak with talent buyers or the company CEO.  Some of the biggest acts have made it clear that they intend to refuse to board their flights to the event if specific demands aren’t met.  Event organizers may be left with no other choice than to postpone or possibly cancel the event entirely.  The laundry list of gripes includes (but is not limited to):

  • DJs refusing to be at the same event as other DJs.
  • DJs refusing to go on or after certain DJs or share the same stage.
  • Name placement on the flyer disputes (names are in alphabetical order; Tiesto is threatening to change his name to ATiesto).
  • DJs playing at the same time on a different stage as another DJ.
  • Generic whiny temper-tantrums of “its just not fair”.
  • DJs complaining that they weren’t called out on line and thus not getting as much attention publicly. 

Shots were first fired online this week when Mat Zo criticized Tiesto, Diplo, Markus Schulz and Carnage for pay-to-play antics and avid use of ghost writers who have made the vast majority of their production endeavors.  Carnage replied immediately via his online accounts and cursed Mat Zo for telling the world what we already knew.  Deadmau5, while not originally a target of Zo, took the liberty of making sure to air Mat’s dirty laundry himself and explained why Mau5Trap Music wouldn’t pick up Mat Zo’s newest album (because it sucked).  Diplo eventually got around to responding a day later and ultimately threw Zedd under the bus for a fabricated relationship with Selena Gomez and lackluster original tracks.  Markus Schulz called his mom and his mom called Mat Zo’s mom; its official… Markus and Mat are no longer friends.  Jabs and zingers, more than we can count, have made serious rounds across agencies and public relations reps this week.  Oddly enough, the one DJ we were surprised to see avoid the onslaught of insults was none other than David Guetta.  However, thats possibly because David is too stupid to understand whats going on most of the time. 

One Way to Address Pacing

Anonymous asked: I’m halfway through writing my book, and I know how I want it to end. The problem is I don’t exactly know how to get there. I feel like if I go straight into the climax and end it I’m cutting it short. What do you suggest when you feel like there is more to be said before the book ends?

You’re right to worry about rushing right to the end. If something cool and exciting just happened, you want to give the readers some time to take that in and calm down before the hitting them with a big and powerful ending.

I made a chart that might help you visualize it. I know writers who keep these charts and throw post-it notes all with their scenes all over it as a way to plan. If you have just written a moment where the plot is now escalating, you might want to write a slower scene to follow it. A moment where the characters can take a moment to breathe (the reader will also take a moment to breathe). You may have multiple points of Escalation, it’s just rising action that pushes the plot towards the confrontation at the climax. 

A quieter scene before a big ending often is very effective for pacing. You can use it to wrap up subplots - often if there’s a romantic subplot, this is a good moment to bring that in.  It can be slower than most scenes because more than likely, the reader will know that something big is coming and its position in the story will already provide some suspense. 

This structure is very popular. It’s not the end-all-be-all, but it works. It’s effective. Tried and true. And when I’m stuck, it’s something I keep coming back to. 

My Will Daniels Theory

Okay, so I’ve seen a lot of theories about Will circulating recently so here’s my 2 cents. As much as I want to like Will as a person and know that he has done absolutely nothing wrong in pursuing this relationship with Jemma, I can’t help but feel that he’s too much of a “nice guy”. He just seems too likeable, and this isn’t me reaching to find reasons to hate him because I’m a fitzsimmons shipper. I genuinely think there is something odd about him that is off-putting and there’s just so much evidence that isn’t adding up.

Take a look at the articles about him that Fitz was researching. Will told Jemma that he wasn’t sciencey and yet at high school he was president of the science club and was assigned on NASA missions as an astrophysicist, a subject he would have had to have studied at some sort of degree level at university. Another article tells us he built a telescope with his dad and yet when Jemma mentions it was her father that taught her about the stars he said nothing. It could just be that Will is a naturally reserved person and is more reluctant than Jemma to tell her about his personal life but that doesn’t explain the fact that he is a real scientist, and yet 14 years on the planet he never worked out how to map the stars/lunar movements yet Jemma could work it out in a matter of weeks. It also doesn’t explain why he wasn’t much help to her when they were working on the portal, especially when everything points to the fact he would possess the scientific knowledge.

Another big thing we can’t ignore is his age. The picture of Will in his space suit is from 1999, SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, and yet the Will we met on the planet looks exactly the same (apart from the beard), the fact of the matter being he hasn’t aged. When you look further into the dates of his other accomplishments they’re all from the early 90s, meaning that Will in 2015 should be in his 50s. I refuse to believe that this is a casting error on behalf of the show (especially when they’ve made some fantastic casting choices in the past), because if it is it’s a massive one with the actor being decades younger than what he should be.

So where am I going with all of this? My number 1 theory atm is that Will Daniels is definitely a real person, not a hallucination created by the planet or Jemma’s consciousness. However, I think the Will Jemma knows is not the real Will Daniels. He died along with his NASA team mates – either by Death, suicide or being killed by one of them. The Will that Jemma knows is a physical manifestation of Will that the planet has recreated. If the planet is sentient and can control its own physicalities and environment then I believe it could have recreated this version of Will.

But Will doesn’t appear to be evil you say? Just look at the track record of this show for starters – we never suspected there was anything sinister about Ward or Jiaying but hey look how that turned out. My theory about this is that Will could in fact be a sleeper carrier for Death, meaning that he is in fact possessed by Death but doesn’t know it. He genuinely believes he is who he is and not deliberately trying to coerce Jemma. Hence, when they save Will he will unknowingly bring The Thing with him back to Earth.

Teen Wolf Writers: Hmmm. We can’t have Stiles and Lydia actually go near each other when one of them is in critical condition. Because then they might talk to each other and their feelings would become obvious to the audience and it would shorten what must be the longest slowburn of all time.
Teen Wolf Writers: OH I KNOW
Teen Wolf Writers: [pull out a chart]
Teen Wolf Writers: Let’s see… who hasn’t yet intercepted Stiles from running to Lydia when she’s in danger this season…?