“Longing for you has become a part of my life.”Mine (ep9)
“I couldn’t do anything but pine for the days I spent with you”
the YEARNING omg, whoever wrote this is gay af and understands what it’s like to be a lesbian
This morning I read a book of poems. And you came to my mind.
I’m a rock. Go ahead and sear me. I won’t budge an inch because I’m a rock. Go ahead and beat me up. I’m a solid rock. Go ahead and leave me in darkness. I’m a rock that will shine all alone. I don’t break, ash, nor decay as I go against nature’s way. I survive. I’m diamond.
❝ my nights aren’t that painful anymore. i have friends who need me. and i’m curious about what kind of future we’ll be spending together. i look forward to it. they give me joy. i know you’re no longer with me. but i’m going to embrace my yearning heart. and i’ll continue to live my life.❞
Did a review for Itaewon Class ❤️
I wrote a review for Bo Burnham’s Inside! Check it out 🥺👉👈 if you want 👉👈
rating: 3/5 - The rating may not be high but I do have a lot to say about it
graphic + extreme nude content in the film. Please read more for my interpretation of the story. Might have spoilers.
1. WEARING A SHAWL TO BATTLE IS THE EQUIVALENT OF HAVING GIRLS FIGHT IN STILLETTOS.
Just so you know, this is what I’m talking about;
-Is it bad-ass? Abso-fucking-lutely. Is it Practical? Not a chance in hell. Especially not if it’s silk. If it’s cotton, you are skating on thin fucking ice. That bitch will NOT stay on. It barely stays on with me just walking down the street to Walmart. Wielding axes and rifles and swords and daggers? I PROMISE you it will not do the job it’s expected to-WHICH IS TO COVER THE HAIR. (Some muslim girls dont wear them-and that’s fine. But those who DO do it to completely cover the hair in public. Is it ~Aesthetic~ to see the flyaway hairs in battle? Sure, but those aren’t usually practical either. )Consider instead;
-For one thing, it’s actually DESIGNED to be worn to atheletic activities. Archers tuck hems into the collar of their shirts so they don’t get in the way, and track runners pins (ill get to this bit later) them down into the shirts to prevent flyaway bits and to stop them from getting slapped in the face. It’s breathable, stretchy, presentable without being attention seeking.
In a pinch, bawals work just as well-as long as you specify that they are COTTON. Unlike the shawl, which are rectangular, bawals are SQUARE, and thus easier to manipulate, fold and pin down. If you wear it right, they carry an equal aesthetic value to shawls, and come in plenty of pretty patterns as well.
2. I’m not sure about the USA, but the girls I know wear this underneath the headscarf;
Does it kinda look like a beanie? It sort of works like a beanie too. Hair is slippery. It tucks in any extra hair you might miss just by wearing the headscarf, its harder to pull down and on the event the shawl DOES fall down, your hair is still not exposed. It protects the ears-which is important even on a daily basis, because pins, headphones and any other headgear that might pinch them. It comes in plenty of designs, including ones that has open backs to allow long hair and ponytails.
3.SPEAKING OF PINS; I’M TALKING ABOUT THESE BAD BOYS;
though , i suppose most of y’all are most familiar with safety pins, right?
what’s the difference? Well, if your oc/character is an athlete, it’s actually LEAST likely they’ll be wearing SAFETY PINS. They’re cheap and super easy to buy in bulk, true, but they also SUPER easy to wear out even with the smallest amount of strenuous activity. Between the three of ‘em, I’d put the brooches as the best option to wear in battle because 1) it has a large surface area, thus hurts less when pressed on with heavy items, which includes bag straps and weapons, (pins are sharp and can poke you painfully); and 2) more secure-the latch is covered by the gaudy jewellery above, and theyre usually smaller and tighter. Stays on the stubbornnest, even when headscarf is pulled. very roughly. I’m saying that even the cheapest brooches will allow the shawl to be ripped apart before even letting it go.
3. They probably ponytail their hair. Because Come On, guys.
Anyway it’s been bothering me and I just thought if yall could bother knowing the difference between skin tones for POC you could bother with muslim practicalities too. Or something
I wrote a Blackkklansman (2018) review on my Instagram page; check it out here!
blackkklansman was a feat of storytelling, acting, cinematography, and beyond, and it got robbed because the academy doesn’t know how to interact with movies about the insidious antisemitism and racism that existed in 1970s and still exists today.
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Last night, I watched the first episode of AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON. I think it’s the most important thing I’ll see all year.
I’ll get the surface admiration out of the way. First, I think it’s extremely well-produced. Rich cinematography. Almost uniformly masterful performances. It’s a suspenseful take on perhaps the most famous criminal case of all time, and that feels nearly miraculous to me.
But I also admire it on deeper levels. Thus far, the show has a rare sense of compassion for Mr. Simpson. He’s not purely the monster, the tyrant-buffoon, the privileged narcissist–and, yes, the slick, black boogeyman–he so often has been portrayed to be. He’s a man: a father, friend, ex-husband, and son going through the worst nightmare of his life. Cuba Gooding, Jr., is giving his best performance since JERRY MAGUIRE.
And yet that compassion is not at all at odds with the fact of the matter: If you study the case in any substantial way (and I have) and can go beyond the ideological and sociology-driven knee-jerks that might tempt us, it’s hard to come to any conclusion except that Mr. Simpson was responsible for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Why was he acquitted? It’s easy to say “Because of race,” and a lesser show might have gone for that low-hanging fruit, but it’s perhaps not entirely accurate (although one African-American juror, when asked why she voted to acquit, replied, “We have to take care of our own”). In my opinion, Mr. Simpson was acquitted because he had a ruthlessly brilliant defense team, and faced a bumbling prosecution, and because the LAPD was an insidiously corrupt force that, to many, deserved humiliation.
The show does a fine job of contextualizing the Simpson case, which took place when the Rodney King verdict and riots were still fresh wounds. And here is the thing: It is impossible to watch that footage and not think, Ferguson. Baltimore. Now.
Which is why I think AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON is the most important show of 2016: In its own way, it is invoking Rodney King’s cry for us to turn away from the instinct to generalize, hate, and violate out of rage. It is asking us to look into the soul of a man we’ve come to loathe, to see him again as something other than a cartoon, something other than a symbol and shorthand for so many perspectives of our racially-torn society. I feel comfortable saying unequivocally that Mr. Simpson is a murderer; it simply would have been impossible for the police, however racist, to do the things the defense claimed they did. Yet while there is no excuse for his actions, whatever happened that night was clearly the worst moment of Mr. Simpson’s life. And my heart and my faith will not allow me to see that for anything other than what it is: an act of evil, yes, but also a soul-shaking tragedy.
We live in a time of two extremes: We’re acknowledging more and more that racial inequity exists, and we’re becoming, it seems, less and less willing to examine it with the complexity it deserves. We continue to stereotype one another; we continue to react against the stereotypes; we continue to perpetuate the dreadful cycles that threaten to doom us.
AMERICAN CRIME STORY asks us to sit with our discomfort for an hour every week. It asks us to reexamine our certainties, and it does this by showing what I think for many will be one of the most startling facts about the case: O.J. Simpson is human. By now, we in America have examined the Simpson case and trial so much that we all know how it happened (or think we do). AMERICAN CRIME STORY wants us to ask why: why Mr. Simpson likely did it, why the verdict of a simple double-murder still means so much, and why the show itself will no doubt enrage people on both sides.
For me, this is one of the great acts of storytelling courage in recent memory. It is also a message we all so desperately need to hear.
So you’ve probably heard this thrown around a lot in the writing community, and maybe you’re a Save The Cat! structure enthusiast already, but if not this is a brief introduction to the 3 act structure. Please note that I use ‘hero’ and ‘bad guys’ as terms for guys, gals and non-binary pals.
This is where we set the scene. The first 15-20% of your book should be an introduction to the character and their life as it is. These first few chapters should show your character’s attributes and flaws while settling up the book’s theme. This is also the home for any fundamental world building that you want to use later. Act 1 ends either at the catalyst or the moment the hero decides to act on the catalyst. This is the moment of ‘For our hero, life was perfectly normal—if a little rough—UNTIL!’
Remember that life we just introduced? Well it’s about to get seriously upended. That’s act 2. This is where our character gets thrown into something new, something that’s going to change them even though they don’t know it yet. They might expect this to fix their life, but it’s not a real fix. It’s a bandage on the bullet hole caused by their flaws—the real thing they need to fix. This usually coincides with our hero meeting someone new, someone who will guide them through this change. This act is where the tensions begin to rise, the stakes are revealed, the bad guys (both physical and metaphorical) are getting closer, but don’t forget to throw in some light hearted scenes, some excitement and some comedic relief. This is about 50% of your novel and it all ends when your character flaws catch up to them and they make a mistake that leads to their worst fear coming true. This is where you break your character.
Do allow your character some time to mope and process whatever atrocities you’ve thrown at them. It’s the least you can do after ruining their lives. Once that’s over we can get right into act 3. Act three is the finale. The stakes have never been higher, the danger had never been more pressing, and after some serious soul searching, your character is ready for the final stand. This is where your character stops running from their flaws and learns to change. Whether they win or lose, they are not the person they were at the start.
Act three ends with the end of the book. A final image of the world that will help the reader say goodbye to the characters they have grown to love or perhaps an evil cliffhanger that will ensure they read the next book.
And there you have it! A short introduction to the three acts of Save The Cat!
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It cracks me up when people say things like “It still looks so real!” to old practical effects.
Yes, it does. Because it is real. Those are real physical things. They’re not CGI.
Not alive, but real.
Practical effects, like 2D animation, will always hold up so much better than CGI, because even the most advanced CGI will eventually look dated, but real is always real.
Use CGI to make the eyes blink. Use CGI to make veins pulse and nostrils flare. Use CGI to make the real thing look more real.
Don’t use CGI to replace the real thing.
the whole “fiction doesn’t affect reality” argument is actually kinda racist…
people talk about like how finding nemo and jaws are great examples but nobody ever talks about how fiction has shaped our perceptions of different racial and ethnic groups
like do you think the media has no hand in why alot of ignorant white people think africa is a desertland and not a continent of different countries, full of rich and diverse cultures, beautiful buildings and riches? or why they think asia is only japan, korea and china? when asia is also india, bhutan, the Philippines, nepal, etc?
do you think that media and fiction hasnt allowed whites to view black people as ignorant and lazy thru cartoons and minstrel shows?
like if you really think what youre seeing on tv doesnt affect reality and how people think then like. you must be fuckin stupid.
there are several studies which prove this by the way. like how black children (and white girls) self esteem is negatively impacted by media.
and i honestly i could go on and on and on and on
i know i know water is wet, all these studies to tell you what common sense could. but like … there is very real research out there that shows fiction has a very real harmful impact on minority communities. and that positive representation has a positive effect on these communities.
so no. fiction is never just fiction. and frankly people who think fiction is just fiction can fuck off.
Wait this version is better.
this is important to spread around!!! minorities keep asking for positive representation ANYWHERE and THIS IS WHY!!!! it makes us feel like we mean something, like we belong! give me a trans poc disabled kid who is a really skilled hacker or watever GIVE US REPRESENTATION
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MY MOM SAID IF I COULD GET 100,000 NOTES I CAN GET A DAGGER
PLEASE HELP ME
IM NOT ALLOWED TO REBLOG OR SPAM MY OWN POST SO HELP ME OUT GUSY
PLEASE I WANT A DAGGER
this seems like a good cause
Time to put my blog to interesting use.
@tilltheendwilliwrite Can we help this lovely out?
So this post was originally made on September 11th 2020. I am reblogging on September 13th of the same year. At the time my computer first loaded this post it was at ten-thousand-one-hundred-and-eighty-two notes. By the time I’d scrolled down to it and chose to open it in a new tab so I could check when it was originally made, it had increased to 10,191 notes. When I noticed this as I was preparing to reblog, I reloaded the page and found that the number had reached 10,198.
What I’m sayig is that somewhere, someone’s mother is quite likely approaching the realization that they may actually be compelled to live up to their end of this little bargain.
I am now about to hit reblog, but before I do I’m reloading the page one last time. In the time it has taken me to type this, the number has reached 10,205.
were only 1/10 th of the way there but yeah, my mom is kinda scared now
Haha yeah we’re getting you a dagger.
Guess what man ur gonna get that dang dagger even if it kills me (literally)
@awkward-finger-guns: what kind of dagger are you thinking of getting? Or do you have a specific look in mind?
I have no clue at all whatsoever
It won’t let me spam anymore. :”(
((GET THIS KID THEIR DAGGER. SPAM THIS.))
SPAM, SIGNAL BOOST, DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!
“But these young vloggers couldn’t do that. They were kids. They weren’t professional screenwriters. They stumbled and stuttered and lost their train of thought and backtracked and repeated themselves. In their vlogs, these kids were embodying the very truth that I as a writer am often desperate to deny: that our words fail us. They fail us brutally. The gap between the experience in our head and the articulation of that experience in our words is vast and disappointing.”
— Bo Burnham, “Writing ‘Eighth Grade’ as a tribute to young people — and all their uncertainty” for the Los Angeles Times
To create the unique look of Paperman, the animation was rendered with a base lighting pass that produced a simplified graphic image. Then, facial features, hair, and cloth animation were hand-drawn over using a process called “Final Line.”