you can't watch this movie and not feel like making edits!

  • Scout Aesthetics: Fresh laundry. Hot dogs for dinner. Cold pizza for breakfast. A really good haircut. A joke so funny that you cry. New shoes. The CRACK! of a baseball on a wooden bat. FOMO. Peppermint chewing gum. Runner's high. Your first crush.
  • Soldier Aesthetics: Pine trees. Cold dew on a summer morning. MRE's that don't taste like paper pulp. Cornfields as far as the eye can see. Screaming at the sky late at night. Turkey with stuffing. White bread in a plastic sleeve. Getting gum on your shoes.
  • Pyro Aesthetics: Scented candles and burnt popcorn. Fresh-cut daisies. Drawing with charcoal. Sun bleached bones. The smell of gasoline. Gel pens. Your favorite animated movie. The scapegoat. Not caring at all.
  • Demoman Aesthetics: Butterscotch and sulfur. Rolling meadows of grass. Sand in your shoes. Fried fish in a greasy newspaper. Fireworks on a warm summer evening. Wool turtleneck sweaters. Being double-dog-dared to swim in the lake during winter. The best hole-in-the-wall pub in the world.
  • Heavy Aesthetics: Dusty old books. Creaking floorboards. Fresh winter snow. A really good sandwich. Finding a new favorite novel. A handmade scarf. Getting a good grade on an assignment. First editions. Going to the natural history museum. Firmly believing why you were put on this earth.
  • Engineer Aesthetics: Breakfast foods. Campfires. The satisfying clicking of clockwork machinery. Reading bedtime stories aloud. T-shirts with math jokes on them. Tuning a guitar. Petting zoos. Knowing your limits. Learning about something that makes you really happy. A cool looking rock.
  • Medic Aesthetics: Antiseptic. Down comforters. Really round fluffy birds. Bad puns. Doing things because you can. Hot tea. Waking up before the sun does. Whistling. Dry cleaning. Fun facts about animals. Really strange nonfiction books. Windy winter days.
  • Sniper Aesthetics: Dirt and black coffee. Climbing a tree. People watching. Road trips. Going to bed and realizing you haven't spoken to anyone all day. Fairy bread. Getting caught in the rain. Really cool scars. Having a story for everything. Polarized lenses.
  • Spy Aesthetic: Vermouth and tobacco. Minimalist cuff links. Playing cards. Hair pomade. Silk ties. Your first love. A passing feeling of emptiness. Heels clicking on polished floors. Crusty dinner rolls with soft warm bread on the inside.
  • Pauling Aesthetics: Lavender hand soap. Gunpowder. Lilac polo shirts. Worn black denim. Staying up late and watching the home shopping channel because you can't sleep. Beat-up firearms catalogs. Telling your mother to return your birthday gift because your workplace has strict dress codes regarding clothing colors, even though you desperately need that new skirt. Finding drawings from when you were a child. Soft wool cardigans. Shiny silver knives. Yogurt with fruit. Hating and loving your job at the same time.

powderseal  asked:

noooooooooooo @ Oliver wanting something indescribably filthy and Connor wanting them to make love with eye contact and praise I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE OF THESE NERDS MAKING ME FEEL THINGS... but also I wonder what Connor thought that Oliver saw/believes his biggest kink to be, because I think if he knew that Oliver saw them making love he would've been really embarrassed and also he doesn't have the greatest self-awareness anyway

(okay. this is going to be a semi continuation of this but i don’t think oliver told connor what he saw)


His soulmate was lying to him. 

Connor watched the play of Oliver’s face as the other man rambled on about having a vision that involved whipped cream and knew–in his heart of hearts–that the man was lying to him. 

Now, Connor wasn’t really sure how he was supposed to feel about that. I mean, yeah they were soulmates and everything but they were also strangers. Complete strangers. 

Media had lied to him for years–for probably his whole life–about just how awkward soulmate meetings were. Rom-coms made the whole exchange seem cute and fun and breezy but the reality was nothing like that. It wasn’t fun to barely exchange first names before having a vision so dirty it made Connor feel like he needed to go to church. Hell, he and Oliver had been making semi-decent headway until their hands had touched. Now, Oliver could barely seem to string two sentences together. 

“You know what?” Connor said, gently interrupting Oliver’s lie. If his soulmate didn’t want to tell him or was too embarrassed or too shocked or whatever, Connor wasn’t going to make him. “Why don’t we take a step back?” 

Oliver swallowed. “A step back?” 

“Yeah.” Connor curled his lips into what he hoped was a reassuring smile. “Let’s just get to know each other a little bit. I mean, I don’t even know your last name.”

Oliver hesitated. “You really don’t want know?” 

I don’t want you to be uncomfortable, Connor thinks. But instead he simply says, “You can tell me later.” 

His soulmate considers before nodding. “Okay.” Then, “It’s Hampton. Oliver Hampton.” 

“Nice to meet you, Oliver Hampton.” When Oliver only raised an eyebrow, Connor was quick to add. “Walsh. Mine’s Walsh.” 

“Connor Walsh.” Oliver smiled. “That’s got a nice ring to it.” 

“I certainly think so.” 

Talk of soulmates and kinks and visions forgotten for the moment, the conversation between them started to flow again and, once again, Connor was back on the best first date of his life.

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The signs as the people I know
  • Aries: Eric my baby// Loud af. FOOD ADDICTION. Thinks he is so funny. Amazing. Puts people before himself. Selfless. Knows where he stands on most things. Sings loudly in hallways. Fun loving and admirable by the people he just met. Impulsive when making decisions. Crosses his eyes a lot. A Teaser. The sweetest guys ever. Basically Aries people are amazing.
  • Taurus: Jay// funny AF. Sarcastic. Is always joking and make people around her laugh. Loyal. ARTISTIC. Queen of selfies. Sociable in an awkward way. Laid back, amazing at giving advices. Burps a lot. Hates when it when people are being pushy.
  • Gemini: Sage my best friend// Emotional. Thoughtful. Very hardworking. SO CARING. Talkative and prone to have ups and down roll coaster of emotions. Family-oriented. ADORABLE. She loves talking to new people. Great at making new friends. Is so nice BUT don't get into her dark side.. Will cut you down. Always know what to say to make you feel better. Ugh Gemini people are just wonderful
  • Cancer: Katelynn// loving. Caring. Moody. Loves to be good at everything she does. Hardworking. Looks innocent but will murder you when pissed. Headstrong. Helpful. Loves ice cream. LOVES TO HUG HER FRIENDS. Queen of sass. Loves children.
  • Leo: Zac// Selfless. Quiet in front strangers but is a whole another person with his friends. He looks serious but I swear he is the funniest shit ever. Self-assured. Very generous. Loves being in the center of attention. Smiles a lot. Aggressive AF. Spoils his gf. Loves music. So fashionable. Impulsive he can't keep a thought to himself you'll find him saying everything on his mind.
  • Virgo: Andre// he is a damn Gamer. Book lover. VERY SMART. Gets perfect grades. Talkative. Dynamic. Foodie. Very thoughtful. Looks so innocent but I swear he is a satan. Honest and direct. Won't participate anything related to physical activity.
  • Libra: Andrea// independent. So classy. Loves shopping make up. STYLISH. So caring. Sociable. Popular in her college. Smiles a lot. Flirty and funny. Intelligent. Loves taking care of the others. Dances randomly.
  • Scorpio: Sam// is the funniest guys on this earth. Sarcastic af. So damn smart. Swears a lot. ARTIST. Eats every and anything I swear. COFFEE ADDICTION. God of editing photos. SEXY. Stares at asses. Always make people laugh when they are down no matter what. Knows what to say he is really great at starting conversations. CLUMSY. Movie freak and a gamer by the heart.
  • Sagittarius: Tessa:: Short. ADORABLE (but she'll hit you if you called her one)) laughs a lot. Headstrong. Doesn't give a shit about people's opinion. Shouts a lot. LaZY ASS. Couchpotato and love calling people by nicknames. Loves punching people's arm. Says the wrong things in the wrong times. Adventurous and ready for anything. Funny and fun loving.
  • Capricorn: Martin:// deadly caring. Hides his feelings v well. farts a lot. Laughs LOUDLY. Shows off in front of ladies. Goofball. Smart at math. Laughs at dirty jokes. Helps people. Obsessed over his car. Hates wasting money. Is very awkward when meeting people for the first time. Jumps from topic to another topic pretty fast. Really keen and focused at working ,always crack a lame jokes.
  • Aquarius: Katie:// Chill. So sassy. She loves to dress randomly. Perfectionistic. Loves pets. Has no problem beating someone's up for being jerk-ass. Very active on social media. Talks about odd topics. Everyone thinks she is down to earth and amazing. LOVES READING.
  • Pisces: Andrew// Talkative. HE IS THE SWEETEST. Doodles a lot. Hates conflicts. Sleeps over 13 hours. Cutest shit alive. Giggles a lot. Such a Geek watches anime, shows, you'll find in cinemas. Social butterfly. Avoids conformations. Always make sure if everything is alright. Dreamy. Forgets to replay most of the times. Posts a lot pictures on ig. People tend to like him by the first time they meet him.
Oshea Jackson Jr - iTunes Q&A
  • Question: What's your favorite song?
  • O'shea: The Perfect Beat by Afrika Bambatta
  • Q: What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
  • O'shea: I don't get scared by movies, really. But I'm easily disturbed. When I first saw 'Hills Have Eyes', I couldn't get some images out of my head. Still actually
  • Q: What's your favorite movie starring your dad?
  • O'shea: All about the benjamins. Super Suuuuper underrated
  • Q: What's your favorite Ice Cube song?
  • O'shea: Natural Born Killaz
  • Q: Whe do you think you'll finish screenwriting at USC?
  • O'shea: When I feel like my writing is missing something. I'll know it's time to sharpen back up and get to my cinematic roots.
  • Q: When can we expect music from you?
  • O'shea: Ingratiate I would love to do music. I still snap over instruments to myself. But they might typecast ya mans if I put certain type record. For now I'm focused on my craft as an actor but my older brother and I have started a producing team.
  • Q: Why haven't you used your snap?
  • O'shea: Everytime I'm on any social media I'm just thinking. "Why am I not on instagram?"
  • Q: What is your favorite part in SOC?
  • O'shea: Smashing Bryan Turners office. We've all wanted to break things with a bat before.
  • Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
  • O'shea: Crush my enemies. Not really. But I'm a real Nerd and I am completely unapologetic. When I gotta unwind it's video game time.
  • Q: Why didn’t you release the video for ‘Ain’t No Place’? Was it because of being typecast?
  • O'shea: Yes. With the movie having buzz around the Academy I didn't want any possibility of the song affecting the film. And I didn't want it to look like I'm Ice Cube part 2 out here. lol.
  • Q: Were you nervous about trying out for the movie?
  • O'shea: I was extremely nervous. I had to audition for two years and when you've never been through the process. You don't know what could've made you or boke you during that little time you had auditioning. If I didn't take the role. The world woulda killed me. If I didn't win the role. The world woulda killed me. And I was it was as movie. The world woulda killed me. At the end of the day, nothing was gonna sop me from immortalizing my dad in film. A lot of people ain't want me to get the part. Be he did and that's all I needed.
  • Q: Celeb crush?
  • O'shea: She's taken already. Don't wanna start waves.
  • Q: Did you practice some of the songs with your father or did you learn on your own?
  • O'shea: The performance and studio scenes in SOC are me in my element. What I'm used to doing. So when I was there it's like, wait y'all want me to rap my DAD's songs? I BEEN DOIN THIS.
  • Q: Were any of the scenes hard to do?
  • O'shea: More cowbell #SNLjoke
  • Q: Actors you look up to?
  • O'shea: Denzel and Leo
  • Q: Did you re-record some of Cube's verses or lip sync?
  • O'shea: We recorded the whole album, fam
  • Q: Marvel or DC?
  • O'shea: If you gotta ask. Somethin must be wrong.
  • Q: Do you like your fathers older movies?
  • O'shea: of course. People don't appreciate what a great film Players Club is.
  • Q: Do you ever feel pressure to surpass all that your father has accomplished?
  • O'shea: I've felt it since I was in the 5th grade. (The pressure) it doesn't come from him. All of it comes from me because I don't want to feed into the narrative of talent skips a generation or the whole "was born on 3rd base, and thought he hit a triple." Aspect. I'm so appreciative of my blessings and the only way to ensure my own legacy is to perfect my craft.
  • Q: Worst movie you've ever seen?
  • O'shea: Movie 43
  • Q: Best compliment you've ever heard?
  • O'shea: When I hear that I inspire someone. Being a celebrity is cute and all but it's smoke and mirrors. I understand that this all can be taken away in an instant. FAME is a jellyfish. Yeah it's beautiful but don't you dare get wrapped up in it. So while I do have a platform, the best thing i can do is to encourage or inspire. If not i'm just being selfish.
  • Q: Are you going to see Kobe play his very last game?
  • O'shea: Yeah I'll be the guy crying uncontrollably being escorted by security
  • Q: Would you take a role in a Tyler Perry movie?
  • O'shea: Is it about a single parent overcoming obstacles while still maintaining their strong christian values?
  • Q: What artist would we be surprised you listen to?
  • O'shea: I love Imagine Dragons and F.U.N.
  • Q: How was it growing up as ice cubes son?
  • O'shea: It has it's perks of course. But kind of annoying until you grow up lol. I have to put people through so many trials in order for you to be considered my friend. You don't know people's motives. My friend Tanner was my very first friend EVER. Met in kindergarten. Just said 'hey I'm Shea lets be friends.' After that.....Everyone else know me as ice cubes son. But my friends. Call me Shea. And it's 5 of them. You just grow up thinking different being ice cubes son.
  • Q: Would you want your kids to follow in your footsteps?
  • O'shea: If it was their choice by all means. My parents allowed us to find our own paths. But give everything your best effort because if you don't, then why are you doing it?
  • Q: What advice would you give your younger self?
  • O'shea: learn how to dunk
  • Q: Fave Rappers?
  • O'shea: Dwayne Michael Carter and Sean Anderson
  • Q: Which Ice Cube verse is your fave?
  • O'shea: "G-d damn I'm glad y'all set it off....."
  • Q: What's your fave app?
  • O'shea: ESPN Radio
  • Q: Will you answer me on day? :(
  • O'shea: "Maybe one Day..." - Drake
  • Q: Do you like Justin Biebers new album?
  • O'shea: I would be lying if I said Justin Bieber didn't have a few tracks on that thang
  • Q: Do you think education is necessary?
  • O'shea: I definitely feel that education is important. But I also feel the mind will not process information it feels it doesn't need. Find what interests you and educate.
  • Q: Growing up, what was the biggest problem you faced?
  • O'shea: Keepin the snakes out the grass.
  • Q: What type of films would you develop as a screenwriter? Is there certain topics that you're passionate about?
  • O'shea: I'm into smart comedies. And movies that don't give a lot away so you're not in the theater tryna guess things before they happen. You kinda just take the films scene by scene like life. If I could write a modern day Big Lebowski, I would be happy as an accomplished writer.
  • Q: Your thoughts about ride along 2?
  • O'shea: needs more me
  • Q: Any difference between before SOC and after?
  • O'shea: I'm a lot meaner and nicer at the same time
  • Q: Any tv shows you want to be part of?
  • O'shea: I would love to be apart of Better Call Saul
  • Q: Favorite place to relax?
  • O'shea: In a woman's presence. #CasonovaAnswer
  • Q: Rihanna or Beyonce?
  • O'shea: Beyoncé whole personality reminds me of my mom. I've never been attracted to her because I see too much of my mom.
  • Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  • O'shea: For everything to go my way at that moment.
  • Q: Favorite hip hop song of all time?
  • O'shea: Y.O.U. by Redman/Methodman
  • Q: Do you like Hockey? What's your favorite team?
  • O'shea: GO KINGS GO. GO KINGS GO.
  • Q: Do you know how to cook?
  • O'Shea: Only if the BasedGod is okay with it
  • Q: New or Old School?
  • O'shea: 90's. It had more Ice Cube and Dr Dre.
  • Q: Favorite historical figure?
  • O'shea: Mark Twain
  • Q: Dream starting 5 for NBA Basketball?
  • O'shea: Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, James Worthy, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Shaq
  • Q: What's your favorite word to say?
  • O'shea: It's a cuss word.
  • Q: Star Wars or Harry Potter?
  • O'shea: This can't be a real question.
  • Q: How many Yeezys you got?
  • O'shea: 3. 2 Nikes first editions
  • Q: Would SOC be better if Jason had Eazy with him?
  • O'shea: The fact that he didn't have Eazy is why I would've nominated him
  • Q: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  • O'shea: I'd make everyone more understanding. We'd be fine.
  • Q: Was wondering if you'd like both (Harry Potter/Star Wars)?
  • O'shea: Definitely like both. But give me the force over Magic. #RIPSeverus
  • Q: If you could speak another language what would it be?
  • O'shea: German and Spanish
  • Q: Are you worried that people will only ever see you as your dad's son and not you as yourself?
  • O'shea: Of course. But then I look at people like Kobe, Steph Curry, The Rock...they took their family legacy to new heights. That's my goal.
  • Q: Do you have any tattoo's? if so what do they mean?
  • O'shea: the Roman numeral for 24. XXiV. And before the Kobe talk starts. 24 has always been my number. It's my birthday. 2/24. It just always feels so complete. And my life changed at 24. It's only right
  • Q: Boyz n the hood or Barber Shop?
  • O'shea: Boyz n the hood had a message.
  • Q: Why learn Spanish and German?
  • O'shea: both are used in a vast variate of regions. May come in handy if ever abroad
  • Q: Do you still workout?
  • O'shea: Yeah dude. Still am. But decisions were made and now I'm makin work. #BooHoo
  • Q: What motivates you?
  • O'shea: My family.
  • Q: How are you handling all this attention you're getting?
  • O'shea: in my room ignoring most of it
  • Q: What is the most like you, chocolate or gummy bears?
  • O'shea: Hardest thing I ever had to do
  • Q: Fave Dragon Ball Z Character?
  • O'shea: Kakarot
  • Q: What do you fear most?
  • O'shea: Not being happy is my biggest fear
  • Q: Any advice for aspiring actors?
  • O'shea: Ask yourself why did you start acting. If it's to be famous. You will lose.
  • Q: Favorite disney movie?
  • O'shea: Lion King
  • Q: Do you find it hard to trust people?
  • O'shea: my whole life I couldn't trust anyone.
  • Q: Favorite cartoon to watch growing up?
  • O'shea: Dragon Ball Z or Ed Edd n Eddy
  • Q: How did you deal with people that were only your friend because of your dad?
  • O'shea: I don't deal with them. Bad energy.
  • Q: If you were an animal what would you be?
  • O'shea: Orca. Biggest and strongest in the ocean. And I'm a genius!? In pods running from 12-30 of the homies deep!?
  • Q: What's your type of woman?
  • O'shea: Sexy kind.
  • Q: Number one pick up line?
  • O'shea: You know how much a polar bear weighs? Enough to break the ice. O'shea Jackson, nice to meet you.
  • Q: Do you like apples?
  • O'shea: I got her number....
  • Q: Advice you would give to aspiring actors?
  • O'shea: Be an actor first. And a star 3rd.
  • And the last question, deserves it's own post...That's all folks.
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I messed up a few times so there are some weird cuts in here from editing, but here’s my graduation speech. I worked really hard on it and I’m really nervous to give it on Thursday, so if any of you could listen to it and give feedback I would really appreciate it!

P.S. There’s a twenty one pilots quote at the end so that’s dope.

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Burn the Witch - Collecting thoughts on Homulilly [SPOILERS]

i love witches tho witches are super symbolic and there’s nothing i love more than picking apart symbolism. and i’m feeling like stabbing myself in the heart today so let’s pick apart Homulilly, the witch of a magical girl so gay they refer to yuri in her goddamn name

[SPOILERS ABOUND]

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fireyfobbitmedicine  asked:

When you watched the movie I'm gonna need a full on review

Here it is! Review of The Sealed Card in all its bullet-point glory.

  • Tomoyo filmed and edited all of Sakura’s adventures but “accidentally” forgot to cut out the extra footage of Syaoran because she is a romantic mastermind 
  • Eriol literally has no purpose anymore now that all of Clow Reed’s cards are Sakura’s cards but I assume he’s just gonna go fuck shit up somewhere else because there is no sense in letting unlimited magic power go to waste if you’re not going to alter some realities or levitate some pianos
  • For the first time in recorded history, Tomoeda is doing a play that isn’t entirely genderbent. Everyone is intrigued by this new creative vision.
  • In a matter of MONTHS, Eriol’s house was COMPLETELY TORN DOWN and TURNED INTO AN ENTIRE AMUSEMENT PARK
  • It’s so great that in this universe, “want to talk to my other self? let me switch” is a completely normal line of dialogue
  • Meiling has taken all the energy she used to spend on fighting her insecurities and has thrown it all into aggressively shipping Sakura and Syaoran
  • I have never seen a public school with a theatre department budget this impressive. I congratulate their appreciation of the performance arts.
  • WHY WOULD YOU NOT MENTION THIS SUPER POWERFUL CARD THAT COULD DESTROY THE UNIVERSE HIDING UNDER YOUR HOUSE? SCREW YOU, CLOW REED, YOU USELESS WIZARD MAN
  • “The Nothing card has all the negative power to make up for the positive power of the other 52 cards” okay it’s nice to know that magic follows the law of conservation of energy and it’s keeping with the idea that the opposite of love is not hatred but apathy. But… what do you think the Erase card was
  • Whoops Yamazaki was “accidentally” hurt and “accidentally” can’t do the play any more so Syaoran “accidentally” has to fill in as Sakura’s “accidentally” love interest whoops
  • The whole play is about a Magic Stone that causes international conflict and the protagonists want to get rid of it rather that have it continue to exist. Suddenly, everyone who wants to destroy the Silver Crystal in Sailor Moon looks really sympathetic
  • CODENAME: SAILOR SAKURA
  • Why does everyone assume that “having your friends and family erased from reality” is like a reversible thing
  • OH MY GOD SAKURA IT IS NOT SAFE TO STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF A ROLLER COASTER TRACK LIKE THAT PLEASE GET OUT OF THERE
  • who is going to tell the Nothing Card that reducing the planet to a vacant vacuum of space is not the best way to make friends
  • Wow! It only took the ACTUAL APOCALYPSE for Sakura to confess her feelings to Syaoran
  • Sakura now has the power to create cards, which means that a few centuries after her death, she can also inhabit the body of a young child and choose a successor by putting them through a series of rigorous tasks and absurd situations. Or maybe she won’t because she’s not a terrible person.
  • And then there is an entire extra ten minutes of just Kero and Anti-Kero chasing a takoyaki ball around town, to diffuse the tension of the prospect of the end of life on earth
  • Final rating: 53 out of 52 Clow Cards

lessmathmorebooks  asked:

I was looking around your websites and had a question, although you probably get it a lot. How did you get into filmmaking since you didn't major in it? I want to be a filmmaker too but I can't go to college for it. I do write, though. And do you have any advice for people starting out?

I was a creative writing major and I kept handing off my screenplays to other people to direct when I was in college, and kept getting disappointed by the results. So I decided to try my own hand at directing, and then I fell in love with it. Which I realize makes it sound like it was all one fluid step, but that wasn’t the case at all. There was a lot of self-doubt and several points where I wasn’t sure if this was the path for me or whether I’d ever be able to make a living doing this. There still are, on my crappy days. 

I’m always cautious about giving advice, mainly because I’m still in the very beginning of my career, so I don’t feel particularly qualified to answer questions like this - you might be better off googling interviews with the directors of your favorite films.

But I can tell you the Tale of How I Started (the long, overly detailed and probably-way-too personal edition). Pull up a chair and I’ll spin ye a yarn, you’ve caught me in a sharing mood.

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For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.

So much salt it could fill an ocean: my not-so-luzly thoughts on JJ pulling a whoopsie

So Reygate is still ongoing. At its current pace it shows no signs of stopping and is poised to consume the whole internet like a black hole of hysteria. Hence this is a current event I’ll prob have to comment on again sometime in the future.

Work is so busy atm I’m basically bleeding from my eyeballs and writing this during my break. So this post will be short, disjointed, and severely lacking in depth. I apologize preemptively. During what free time I could find, I’ve been watching the Reygate drama unfold on multiple sites. The fallout is immense. Tumblr is melting down. Forums are melting down. Twitter is melting down and people are out for JJ’s blood. I have not seen this level of existential angst since Jar Jar Binks first graced the big screen, and I’ve gotta say: if JJ’s comments were designed to “generate interest” (why would you want to generate interest this way, there was already a TON and this drama is overshadowing Rogue One), then this has probably gotta be The Stupidest Viral Marketing Campaign to ever Viral Market. All it’s seemed to have done is give JJ a headache and put him in an untenable position. His clarification exacerbated this.

Lo, my disjointed thoughts:

I’m not going to cover the sequence of events that have transpired over the past 24hrs because I don’t have the time for it. Other people have already done it. You can find one such transcription of said events here.

I will add my 2¢ on the comments themselves, because i think the context behind them matters.

JJ’s original comment on Rey’s parents:

“Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII,” he told the audience. “So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.”

JJ’s clarification on Rey’s parents, from the same EW! article:

UPDATE: After the Q&A, EW caught up with J.J. Abrams and he clarified his comments. The director says he was only trying to point out that The Force Awakens builds up the mystery of Rey’s parents without resolving it. “What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world,” Abrams said.

So, some things:

  • The question “who are Rey’s parents” was asked by a child. This happened in a live audience, with live reaction times, so as stated I think the notion that JJ’s original statement was a marketing/deceptive ploy is kind of suspect. Pablo’s tweet and Daisy’s trolling erode this notion even further:
  • Tbh JJ’s original statement comes off as too truthful to me, and too straightforward, which is probably why he had to backtrack. Like I look at that statement and I see the sort of thing you would say to a child. The sort of avoiding-outright-saying-the-truth way of speaking that will confuse a 12 year old, but is easy enough for adults to put two and two together. That’s exactly what happened, and both fans/skeptics came to the same conclusion (initially). Honestly I’m more interested in Daisy’s cats at the moment, because shit is going down there and I hope she doesn’t get in trouble for it.

#Bless the Salt, #Cat’s out of the bag

JJ’s clarification is weird, but also laughable doublespeak. I’m gonna break it down as succinctly as I can:

The director says he was only trying to point out that The Force Awakens builds up the mystery of Rey’s parents without resolving it.

We already knew this. TFA already did this, purposely. It is literally THE topic everyone’s been discussing since TFA dropped. So him restating it is basically meaningless. It doesn’t detract from his original statement or take away from the fact that he outright said “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII.”

I always say there’s intent - what you plan to put into a statement - and then the reception to that intent, and how it’s perceived. If you put something out there that is that straightforward and that blatant, saying something we already knew (i.e. “TFA builds up the mystery of Rey’s parents without resolving it) will not negate the first except by saying “I was high on PCP, your honor.” I mean these are two separate things.

“What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world,” Abrams said. 

So “she doesn’t discover them” can be taken multiple different ways, and at this point its pretty much pick-your-poison. Once again, its one of those blatant doublespeak phrases that’s not giving us anything we didn’t know before.

  • “She didn’t discover them” could mean Rey’s met them, but hasn’t “discovered them” yet (i.e. clued in), but with the “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII” comment, Pablo’s tweets about Kylo, and Daisy trolling, I find this highly doubtful.
  • It could also mean Rey hasn’t physically discovered her parents yet, or they’re people mentioned in the Star Wars EU (think books and tie-ins), but not the movies themselves.
  • It could also mean Rey is Rey Rey Binks, granddaughter of a unicorn, for all we know (at this point). Again, nothing new here except doublespeak.

Originally posted by many-bothans-died

  • “Not that they may not already be in her world“ could either mean the world of Star Wars as a whole, someone we’ve met in passing, or again, someone from the EU. 
  • At this point I’m not too concerned about any of this. I have very low expectations for Star Wars to begin with, but JJ’s secondary comment screams of damage control, so I’m kinda meh on the whole thing.
  • I feel like JJ’s been put on a sacrificial altar for saying this, though, because his second comment places him in an untenable position. No matter what happens now, he’ll be accused of pulling another Khan. If Rey actually is a Skywalker, his comment “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII” will be used as an example of him lying about an obvious plot device in bad faith. No one will ever believe him after this.
  • If Rey isn’t a Skywalker, his clarification will be seen as an unnecessary obfuscation of the facts in order to generate buzz (in bad faith). Again, no one will ever believe him after this, either.
  • Poor JJ. I feel for ya, man.
  • Pablo, I feel for ya too. You have the patience of a saint.
  • Daisy, your troll training with Mark Hamill is coming along nicely. #The Salt is Strong with this one, and I am pleased.

Lo, more disjointed (completely inane) thoughts:

  • There is literally so much salt right now that it could drown an ocean

This gif:

Originally posted by beeranyone

  • No matter what anyone says or does, professional or fan, believer or skeptic, opinions are now so entrenched that no one will be swayed until #stuff happens on screen. Pablo called us on it.
  • E! has a Bothan spy amongst us. Show yerself.

For those of you who raged that Rey “not being a Skywalker” means that there’s no Skywalker in Star Wars, and JJ has committed the #Sin of All Sins, #how dare he do this, may I present to you Kylo “My Middle Name is Ashes” Ren:

Literal Skywalker, canon nephew of Luke, and Grandson of Anakin/Vader through his mother. #Stop downplaying matrilineal bloodlines 2k16

(Thanks to my fellow salt miner for the pic).

  • For the reylos: I get the saltiness, considering the sort of reception reylo gets online. I really do. I’ve see a few people purposely invading the other tags though, just to crow about this. Ngl I have mixed feelings about this tactic.
  • On one hand I get the anger 100%, but on the other we’ve been dealing with tag invasion for months, and it’s not fun. It’s kind of miserable. I’m of the mind that you don’t respond to the wambulance unless the wambulance comes bursting through your front door, demanding you do x, y and z in your own home. So like, I think its okay to point out the lulz, a la this video, but purposely seeking people out is kind of meh. THAT SAID: I don’t aim to police how you express your anger, and I get it. This is simply my personal opinion after watching salt all day. So like, ya’ll continue to do you. It just ain’t my cup of tea, I guess I’m saying.
  • Contrary to the insults that have been hurled my way in the past 24hrs, I am not a Rey Kenobi stanner, nor am I doing/saying any of this for shipping purposes. I’m an EU fan and humble salt miner who happens to be open to all “Rey X” theories that make narrative sense (I’ve covered why I don’t think Rey Skywalker/Solo would before). Those are my true Star Wars factions.
  • When the Ep 8 team said they’re going to “take risks” I wonder if this is what they meant. If Rey not being a Skywalker IS the risk, because honestly the fallout from one off-handed comment by JJ is reaching legendary levels. It will make Fandom Wank history.

Originally posted by hyperputa

That’s all for now.

Horoscope for April 20th, 2016
  • Aries: Take advantage of the lighthearted, flighty feeling of the day instead of getting annoyed by it. You can't hide in your bedroom forever. Well, you could, but you'd end up wasting away and no one would even notice. This is a good day to get out and have fun with friends. Make wishes for people instead of cursing them. Make connections. Remember to laugh as often as possible.
  • Taurus: The more you talk to people, the more successful you'll be. Everyone is a valuable resource, so tap in to this boundless well. Your agility with words and facts is impressive, so use it to your advantage. Friends are a source of great joy, and this is a wonderful time to be with them. For the most part, it doesn't matter what you're doing. The person you're with is what is important.
  • Gemini: Be careful of people who talk a great deal and promise the world but have a difficult time delivering the goods. You might get trapped today if you rely on people who simply don't come through the way they said they would. Feel free to engage in social activities with partners, but don't sign any major business deals with them at this time.
  • Cancer: Your positive strength is especially noticeable today. You may find that you're radiating gloriously to the people around you. This is due to your polite, gentle, and peaceful nature. You're the jewel that isn't always noticed or appreciated as much as it should be. More than likely, you leave it up to others to make the first move. Consider being the instigator today. The world is in your hands.
  • Leo: Instead of digging deep into the barrel looking only for the misshapen, bruised, and rotten apples, concentrate on bringing up the shiny, bright red ones. This way you'll bring laughter and smiles to the company around you rather than miserable frowns. Whatever you bring to the surface will be distributed far and wide, so make sure you reach for the good times instead of the sour ones.
  • Virgo: Today there are many areas in which you can shine. You need only be yourself to win over the hearts of others. There is a graciousness to your manner that draws people close to you, whether or not you've ever noticed it before. Realize this, and know that it isn't a fluke. You need not take much action. It will come to you.
  • Libra: If you're feeling needy today, you might consider seeking counsel from others. Close partners might make light of the situation, so if you're looking for deep metaphysical advice, you might want to look elsewhere. Most of all, pamper yourself with some relaxing downtime. This day is well suited for playing board games, watching a movie, or reading the latest edition of your favorite magazine.
  • Scorpio: Get out in the fresh air today in whatever way suits your fancy. It's important to exercise your body with some brisk physical activity, or at least refresh your spirit with a ride in a convertible. This is a terrific time for you. You feel alive and joyous about your life. Join with others to recognize all that you have, and give thanks for your meal tonight.
  • Sagittarius: Making decisions today is apt to be nearly impossible for you. That's why you should leave them up to someone else. Walk with your partner so you don't have to really think about where you're going. Your job is to focus on the emotional side of things and make it safe for everyone to dream. Your loving, caring nature is a valuable commodity these days. Protect and cherish this gift.
  • Capricorn: This is going to be one of those days when you get annoyed if someone takes too long to make up his or her mind about something. You aren't going to have the patience to abide anyone who continues to go over every single detail of an issue. You're more likely to want to simply make a decision, for better or worse.
  • Aquarius: Use the power of words as an artistic medium to express yourself. You have a magic way with words that often goes unrecognized. Your sensual nature is poetic. You shouldn't deprive others of this talent, so show it off to the world. Perhaps you're moved to write a love poem to a partner who means a great deal to you. As trite as this may sound, it's actually very romantic.
  • Pisces: Whatever you're working on at this time can be expanded tremendously with the help of a partner, especially a creative project or written work. Watch as one seed of an idea blossoms into a whole field of creativity. There is more than meets the eye as you find yourself soaring higher and higher. Remember that you're only restricted by your own imagination, so dream big.

anonymous asked:

I can't stop eating. Even if I'm not hungry , I want to eat. I'm obsessed by food. Can you help me ? Please!

It helps to find other activities you can do to occupy your time when you want to eat but you know that you don’t need to eat.
Get a jar and fill it peoces of paper that have activities on them. When you feel like eating just to eat, grab a paper out of the jar and complete the activity.
Ideas:
- learn to paint a cool nail design
- create an inspiration board with all your goals (both career, health, financial)
- organize your closet to make it look really cute
-start writing a book/short story
- design dream outfits on polyvore
- go for a walk
- start a new workout challenge online
- learn a dance routine to favorite song
- call a friend
- color in a coloring book
- watch your favorite Disney movie
- find a tv show to become addicted too (my current addiction is Game of Thrones)
- watch past episodes of The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover Weightloss editions online for inspiration and motivation.
- create your own cookbook. Print off all your favorite recipes and organize them in a binder and decorate it. Now you will have lots of healthy options to make!
- design your dream house on the game The Sims.
- draw pictures
- Learn to play an instrument (there are online tutorials for anything!)
- drink a glass of water

The majority of these activities can not be completed in one sitting, so this will give you plenty to do between meal/snack times.

anonymous asked:

Hi, i am the kingsman anon. Ty you (and the other lovely people) for your kind welcome and sorry to bother you again, but can you reccomend me some eggys\harry fanfiction or author? (If you can, if you can't is fine really). Plus i love that gif *-* Thank you again!

  • Kingmaker by manic_intent (E, 49k) “Eggsy, I really don’t think-“ Merlin began, and stopped, because at that very moment, Eggsy walked right into a lamp post.Across the street, at a sidewalk corner cafe, reading a paper, sandwich part-eaten on a plate, sleek, long legs crossed neatly under the table, was Harry Hart.
  • stand back on the edge of your voice by fideliant (T, 8k) After getting injured on a joint mission with Harry, Eggsy wakes up. Only he doesn’t. Not exactly.
  • The Things Gentlemen Don’t Do by Della19 (E, 7k) First rule of action movie logic; check the body. Because if you don’t check the body to make sure they’re really dead, then the rules of movie logic says you deserve the knife that ends up in your back when you turn around. A villain who was a little less squeamish of blood would have known that.Valentine doesn’t check the body, and Harry lives. This, perhaps unsurprisingly, creates a whole new set of problems for Eggsy, whose got a few…ungentleman-like urges when it comes to his mentor.  Or, the one where Eggsy doesn’t get to watch Pretty Woman until after he realizes he’s living it. 
  • Squeeze by rageprufrock (E, 6k)  From the start, Harry’s read Eggsy all over, seen right through him, so Eggsy’s not surprised that he’s barely had time to think about how he wants to feel ruined that Harry gives it to him — just like that.

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How am I supposed to explain to you, how much that last weekend means to me?! HOW?! Well… I’ll try my best. ;)

At the three days of the AnimagiC convention in my home country last weekend I got the chance to see, hear and finally meet my fave mangaka of all time, Nobuhiro Watsuki-sensei, and his lovely wife, Kaworu Kurosaki (author of some of the stories her husband’s drawn), not at least once but for SEVERAL times during the whole event! (You can see him and his wife left on the photo above. She was ALWAYS wearing kimonos! So beautiful! - At the right side you can see Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop etc.!!!) We also had the chance to see and hear the german voice actor of Kenshin, René Dawn-Claude. He’s such a handsome fella… And his voice when he’s screaming the attacks in japanese language… Well… *coughs* Let me say I love it… ;)

The first day we had the chance to attend a really well prepared and detailed panel about Watsuki-sensei and how he’s working as a mangaka. We saw photos of his actual working place! I didn’t know, for example, that he’s still working with ink and pencils. He said he dislikes all things digital - and that impressed me massively. Same here, actually ;). He’s still working “analog” and his works are brilliant nonetheless. Watsuki-sensei also is a big nerd like us! He’s got a huge cupboard with tons of figures in it (anime/games)! A usual working day is REALLY hard for him, we learned. He only gets four or five hours of sleep per day! I wouldn’t survive this…

And - of course - he told us EVERYTHING we ever wanted to know about Rurouni Kenshin. The Q&A surprised me again, because there were A LOT of very intelligent, interesting questions asked.

After that panel was the first signing. It was IMPOSSIBLE to see the full panel and to get in the line for an autograph IN TIME. But Watsuki-san was about to give another signing the following day. And so we managed to be there two hours beforehand to make sure, that we could meet him at least once. And OMG… It was so… so…

I don’t think I can really put into words, what it means to me to actual meet my fave japanese artist and to THANK him, for this wonderful and heartbreaking story of Himura Kenshin, to tell him, how much his story inspired me to write and to draw for myself. I was so happy that he decided to visit his fans here in Germany. And I REALLY TOLD HIM THIS! The interpreter translated my words immediately for Watsuki-sensei and his wife. And they were so happy, Watsuki-san bowed nonetheless and was smiling!

There was a little discussion about my request for a signature of him at my own fanart - since I was the only person out of hundreds of fans who had brought one with her exactly for that purpose. And the convention crew wasn’t so sure whether Watsuki-sensei would like to do such a thing or not. But then I asked him right away, when I stood in front of him. I said that it would be a great honour for me, if he would sign my drawing. At least: It was he himself and his Kenshin who inspired me to create it! The interpreter translated my words and OF COURSE and OMG it wasn’t a problem at all! Watsuki bowed (until his head nearly hit the table before him) and his wife was all going: “Omg! It is SO BEAUTIFUL! SO BEAUTIFUL!”  ………………………… I still can’t believe this…

They gave me the autographs and Watsuki-sensei himself verified my drawing and acknowledged it as RUROUNI KENSHIN by writing it - which made me proud beyond any words. (See photo above! :))) ) After this… I was a crying mess. I shed real tears of joy, guys, let me tell you.

I’m so HAPPY that we got the chance to meet him! So happy! I can’t describe it. I simply can’t.

The AnimagiC also gave us the opportunity to watch all three Kenshin-movies with Takeru Sato as Kenshin as a “Triple-Night” - and we really did it. We sat seven hours on the most uncomfortable chairs I’ve ever came across - but it was so worth it. I knew the movies already. But it was a complete different thing to watch them on a huge screen than at my labby. Takeru Sato… Once again he managed to knock me off my feet. He’s such a brilliant actor guys. Switching from the all smiling “Oro?!”-uttering cutie to the frightening, determined Hitokiri Battosai in an instand: Not a problem for Sato-san. It was overwhelming.

That whole weekend was so unique and unforgettable for us! I cannot be thankful enough for it. And now I’m looking forward to draw Kenshin. Again. Finally. I’ve drawn him many, many times in the years between 2003 and 2010. But now, with the face of Takeru Sato, I want to draw him again - i feel the URGE to draw him! At least once! I just have to. ;)

God, what an experience, what a damn good weekend! Thanks again to the everlasting Merlin to my Arthur, merlination, for travelling with me! Without her I wouldn’t have been able to survive all this. THX, bb! :D

My Impression of the Fandoms from my Dash Part 1
  • Oitnb: Very very gay. Diverse cast. Piper is annoying. Every so often there's a new season and people manage to watch it all I'm about an hour. Also there's a chicken? Chicken is probably gay.
  • Hunger Games: Generally a nice fandom I think? People make edits. Katniss should have been Native American. Natalie Dormer. Just a nice fandom.
  • Harry Potter: Snape is evil. The Marauders. New content next year. New theories every so often backed with pottermore. Slytherin aren't evil.
  • Marvel: BLACK WIDOW DOES NOT HAVE HER OWN MOVIE YET AND THAT IS A MONSTROSITY. Also Captain America is a dorito.
  • Middle Earth: Sits with Star Wars at the cool originals but crappy prequels table. Aragorn opens a door in a sexy way. Elf rides a moose. Hobbits are taken to Isengard.
  • John Green: Lots of okaying goes on. People defend him sometimes. Every book has a friend who likes Norwegian poetry.
  • Steven Universe: Steven is girly but great. There are amethysts and garnets and quatrz. I think Rose cooked some food or something? And everyone loves her even though she can't cook.
  • Percy Jackson: The last book was not good. headcanons upon headcanons. Sass happens. Seriously the last book really didn't please. Probably has the best fan art.
  • Frozen: They turned a lovely film into a war over whether it's better or worse than anything in the world. Seriously you name it, it's been compared to Frozen. Feelings run high where ships are concerned.
  • BH6: No one remembers them because Frozen.
  • OUAT: Horrible place. Seriously the ship wars have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. If you want to enjoy it and ship a couple you need to do it by yourself and leave the fandom well alone. Probably a few nice people hidden in there.
  • Avatar: Korrasami (or something like that) is canon. We do not speak of the film. Also Toph is blind.
  • DC: Who pays for all the damage? Harley Quinn is gay.
  • Teen Wolf: Hot cast. They're all gay.
  • Star Trek: Small but beautiful. Galaxy Quest is also Star Trek canon. About 800 episodes.
I really. really. REALLY. want to write Chris Carter hate mail.

1. I’ll thank him tho’ for creating The X Files and giving us all life purpose.

2. I’ll tell him I’ve been hating him forever because the tension he created between Scully and Mulder and never gave us some damn sex scene. Seriously. We all got needs.

Originally posted by startwreck

3. I’ll tell him I do love him for his crazy good and clever writing.

4. I’ll tell him I’ll hate him for forgetting about that good writing in this damned. Season 10.

— and off I go.

He had so much to work with and in some moments he did. BUT HE KNEW HE HAD SIX EPISODE. SIX. SIX. The ‘My Struggle’ arc could have lasted six episodes. And really. Some episodes were amusing especially the monster one. That one was just so clever so I enjoyed watching but others were just full of bullsht especially if you know you only got 6 episodes.

Why bring in those damn useless Einstein en wherever his name was characters. WHY!? Entertainment purpose? The show was more entertaining without them for years. Why don’t they get that Scully and Mulder are the heart of this show and that fans come back for them. And that all the storylines are great but they are great because they are written around Scully and Mulder.


Originally posted by robotjedi

Seriously I could manage them being characters in one episode (Einstein etc) but why bother bringing them up. You only have 45 minutes and 6 episodes why bother us with getting to know and like new characters !? (especially if they can’t act). It just felt  forced. And like the network was preparing us for a new series with scully and mulder 2.0 (and they suck). So thanks for coming but bye.

Originally posted by poedamero-n

Also, why so much talk. The dialogue was so badly written at times. All such a cliché. And its not because its 2015. Cause I’ve seen the series a few years ago. And it worked. The X files is timeless and thats why its so strong. But now at times it felt like i was watching a B-movie. This, also, because of the bad editing at times. Seriously… Who edited that… cause for example that fight scene… you may cut faster you know….

And then, Scully and Mulder..HOW ON EARTH DID THEY HANDLE THEM!? I mean it never felt like they were really back. They hardly got any alone screen time. Is Chris afraid to write for them!? Too stubborn to let them really be together. And everytime i felt like they were going somewhere he threw in William or some cliché line. I’m all for exploring William’s story but you need to do that if you got the time for it. Or if you want to create the time for it.

They should have put more effort in this story. Not just create separate stories. Create 6 episodes; with different smaller storylines but overal the “my struggle” storyline should have been in all 6. It was just so forced and out of the blue for it to come back in the last episode. Mulder and Scully just learned about a huge cover up and then decide to let it rest for 4 episodes!? LMAO. Seriously, give your viewer some credit. Also Scully trying to save the world with a bit of her blood and magically finding the cure while TCSM as been working on his evil plan for years… REALLY!? I mean scully is superwoman. No really she is. But that is just redic.

I am just so upset because if CC knew this is the end why not cover up your story. Thats what fans have been waiting for; thats why it came back. To give us closure. Closure he never gave and closure that is needed. Its like he can’t let it go, but do the show some good and let go of your own issues and give us what we want. And deserve. And what your characters deserve.

He had six episodes to give us, mulder and scully, about William, Mulders sister etc. But instead he filled it with, at times, useless info. Explore Mulder and Scully’s relationship cause i still don’t know where they are at.

Also, if Mulder and Scully broke up and were finally together after all these years I’d expect more tension between them. Instead of them suddenly making a walk in the garden hand in hand. Just give me some tension. Just like the old days. Also, in my opinion, she wasn’t worried enough about Mulder in the finale. (its even weird to call it a finale)

And if you know that this isn’t the end and there is a new season coming. TELL US. Cause then we’d be less upset. The whole season i was thinking: ‘ok this is nice, this is fun, but why are we seeing THIS if we only got 6 episodes. Who in his right mind is making this show’

I’m sorry. I wish I had loved it all but.. this wasn’t good.

And if this really was the end. You all had us fooled with your new season ideas Mr. Carter. I wish you had left it alone then. I really do.

And your interview didn’t help either

— “What would you say to fans who feel cheated by the lack of resolution?”

“I’ll go back to what I just said: We’ve always ended with a cliffhanger. This isn’t a movie; it’s a TV series. Any resolution would have to lead to more stories to tell. If they feel cheated, they’re not familiar with how we’ve done the show. I think they’d feel more cheated if we resolved it and didn’t come back at all.”

LMAO. Sorry. Ok. Thank you for taking the gamble that you’ll come back. Thank you Mr. Carter. If you would know for sure that you’re coming back, this is a different conversation. But no. YOU DON’T. So that is just so cocky and rude to say. Also you probably think you’re coming back but you don’t know when. You just expect us to always come back. Expect your actors to. Sorry but it definitely took some time for Gillian and (especially David) to get into character and you could sense that. I don’t want to see them together when they’re 70.

And again, you don’t have to answer all your questions. That cliffhanger could have worked; but it needed building up to and you had to answer at least some questions. Maybe they could have found William and go from there idk. I’m not the writer but this wasn’t good. That much I know.  And sure, TXF always had cliffhangers. But so did others shows. Lost for example, even more so than TXF, and they had the dignity to give their viewers some closure. This now just feels so stretched. End it with a bang. And don’t try to make more money out of it or just expect us to always come back because you can't” let go. Maybe we are ready.


and now I’m gonna cry in a corner and watch old TXF episodes.

Originally posted by thexfilesareoutthere

This season was really, My Struggle.

I enjoyed it being back but thats the only reason why I enjoyed it. 

Originally posted by cinematears

ssenseless  asked:

my dream is to write a screenplay, but everytime I face the blank page I feel paralyzed by fear and can't write a thing. when i write, I feel its all lies i'm putting down. do you have any tips on how to improve getting in the state of flow?

Every writer wrestles with the blank page. 

Some tips:

  • You get into the flow by just jumping in. Start writing. It will probably be crap. But just write. You’ll find yourself getting into a groove. Then you just delete the crap that you wrote at the beginning. 
    • This is an excellent trick for writing papers. I always did this in college. You start writing and it can take you a little while to get to the point. Go back and axe the stuff you wrote when you were warming up. 
  • Read the book Save the Cat. It is excellent for giving you an idea of how a typical screenplay is structured. Then you can decide how you want yours to be. 
  • “Write drunk, edit sober.” This has always worked for me. 
    • I don’t mean literally get trashed and write, although some authors have been known to do that. 
    • “Write drunk” here means that you should just go for it, get into it, and don’t try to censor or edit yourself. Don’t judge your writing, don’t get caught up in the minutia. Instead, let it excite you and carry you away. 
    • “Edit sober” means that once you’ve splattered your art onto the page, then you return to it with an intelligent and critical eye. See what needs deleting, what needs tweaking, and what needs to be expanded upon. 
  • Do you. Writers have many influences and inspirations but in the end only you can write your own way. Embracing your own uniqueness and style is both a matter of openness and experience. It is something you discover and then deepen.
    • Don’t try to write like someone else but learn what worked for others. 
    • Discover what works for you. 
  • Don’t judge your work until you have to. If you take the fun out of writing and story-telling, you’ll never want to do it. Keep it fun, make it an experience for you. It’s like watching a movie but getting to make it how you’d enjoy it most. 
    • Writing and editing are two different mindsets. If you try to edit while you write, it’ll be like getting caught in stop-and-start traffic. Such a pain. 

Namaste :) Hope this helped.