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7 hours ago | 7,213 notes

magpieandwhale:

Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth react to their caricatures. [x]

Belligerent Chris Evans is cracking me up across the board!

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Via Magpie & Whale
8 hours ago | 3,004 notes

And here, the biggest lesson of them all, and a summation of all the problems.

You are in the way of your story.

Hard truth: writing is actually not that important.

Writing is a mechanism.

It’s an inelegant middleman to what we do. It’s a shame, in some ways, that we even call ourselves writers, because it describes only the mechanical act of what we do. It’s a vital mechanism, sure, but by describing it as the prominent thing, it tends to suggest, well, prominence.

But our writing must serve story.

Story does not serve writing.

This is cart-before-horse stuff, but important to realize.

Listen, in what we do there exist three essential participants.

We have:

The tale, the teller of the tale, and the listener of the tale.

Story. Author. And audience.

That’s it.

You are two-thirds of that equation. You are the story (or, by proxy, its architect) and the teller of the story. The telling of the story is most often done through writing — through that mechanical act, and because it’s the act you can sit and watch, it’s the one that is used to describe our role. I AM WRITER, you say, and so you focus so much on the actual writing you forget that there’s this other invisible — but altogether more critical — part, which is what you’re writing.

So, what happens is, early on, you put so much on the page. You write and write and write and use too many words and too much exposition and big meaty paragraphs and at the end all it serves to do is create distance between the tale and the listener of the tale.

It keeps the audience at arm’s length.

Quit that shit.

Bring the audience into the story. This is at the heart of show, don’t tell — which is a rule that can and should be broken at times, but at its core remains a reasonable notion: don’t talk at, don’t preach, don’t lecture, don’t fill their time with unnecessary wordsmithy.

Get. To. The. Point.

Via ...as pretty as an airport
9 hours ago | 26,363 notes
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soemily:

jerusalemsunrise:

iwannagiveyousomethingbetter:

If you don’t like musicals, you should remember that Cosette, Miranda Priestley, James Bond, Leonard’s mom, Dr. Erik Selvig, Howard Stark, Molly Weasley and Mr. Darcy sing Abba songs in Greece.

I’m also 180% sure everyone was a little drunk and/or stoned while making this movie.

LEONARD’S MOM?????

EXCUSE THE FUCK OUT OF YOU, THAT IS MS. DIANE LOCKHART

Via Cleo
9 hours ago | 285 notes

welcometoohtori:

[Image: First image is Touga standing in front of Saionji, Touga looking smug and Saionji confused and grumpy. Second image is of Touga and Saionji as children riding on Touga’s bicycle. Third image is of Touga on a motorbike, Saionji sitting in the red sidecar. Final image is of them still on the motobike/sidecar, but Saionji is standing up with his arms as wide open as his shirt and his pants coming undone.

Text: Picture a car. No, you are doing it wrong. Try again .Picture a car.…Really? That’s what you picture when you picture a car? All right, look…we’ll go with that. I’m not happy about it, but we’ll go with your idea of a car for now.]

Text originally from the WtNV live show “Condos”.

Via Cleo
10 hours ago
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11 hours ago | 966 notes
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Sasha and Aleksis Kaidanovsky. On their watch, the Siberian wall stayed unbreached for six years. Six years.

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Via autumn and winter
11 hours ago | 162,697 notes
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thatonenerdybroad:

eddietg:

If you own a dog, please share.

Even if you don’t own a dog, please share

Via Sean's Tumblr. Now with less woozles.
12 hours ago | 48 notes

andyslittlesister:

One thing that bugs me about non shippers on the X-Files fandom (proved by Kumail and Dean Haglund) is that they seem to think that us, shippers, take everything to the side of “oh, they like each other romantically and bone sometimes” instead of the whole “they only trust each other and their relationship grows out of their respect, which is the most beautiful thing in the world”, which is bullshit.

The whole reason why I think Scully and Mulder’s relationship is like, the otp of otps, is because everything started with them working together, and respecting each other to a point where they could only trust each other. This is established early on as the base for their relationship, and I cannot see why they actually getting together romantically, after seven long and painful years, would ruin any of it. It’s just icing on the cake. It’s just one more area in their lives where they only need each other.

Via What?
13 hours ago | 14 notes
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morcia-moments:

"Hey, baby girl, I need you to work that magic for me."
"Anything, my sweetest."

7x2, “Proof”

Via i like writing stuff
14 hours ago | 15,961 notes

Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.

- Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

(Source: potterbird)

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