Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list.
I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some…
The Lego Movie (2014) Dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Your home, Bricksburgh, is one of many realms in the universe. There’s also this one, Pirates Cove, Knights Club, Vikings Landing, Clown Town, and a bunch of others we don’t even mention. Lord Business, or as you think you know him, President Business, stole the Kragl, the most powerful object in the universe…
I was reading articles on time this morning (nothing like reading about scientists bickering with my cup of coffee) and found an article on how people have different perceptions of time.
I can’t find the article any more but it spoke about how time seems to slow down when…
I really debated on whether or not to answer your question when I received it in my ask yesterday, since, first of all, my Tumblr page is not a courtroom and therefore not the appropriate forum for this discussion. However, after seeing the recent article and opinions of other fans on the case, and questions about whether or not I’m going to see Days of Future Past, I feel like I should probably share my two cents.
Just as a precursor to this response, I’ve always considered work, once it is established and available for public consumption, a completely independent property of the person who created it. When people ask me “Oh, you like this actor and/or respect this actor (or writer, director, musician etc.) I’m always quick to respond - No, I don’t know them. How can I possibly like/respect them? I respect the work. I like the work. That’s about it.
Now, unto the question:
- Yes, I’m going to see the film. If Singer is guilty, he should be punished accordingly, as the crime of which he is accused I consider one of the most despicable acts a human being is capable of. However, and this needs to be stressed, Days of Future Past is not just Singer’s film. Yes, he steered the ship, so to speak, but that movie is a collaboration of hundreds of actors, crew members, writers, special effects supervisors, office hands, etc. Why should they be punished for another man’s crimes? Why should their hard work go to waste? Not only that, but some forget that the film also features Omar Sy as Bishop in his first Hollywood role. This is an incredibly talented actor of color who was the first black man in France to win a César Award (that country’s equivalent to an Oscar) for The Intouchables. Should his potential breakthrough be tarnished by an atrocity committed by Singer? I think not, and I hope not.
- I take these accusations very seriously. I have had three very close friends who have been victims of sexual assault, one of which was a victim of it for a prolonged period of time by a family member. However, no one can be deemed guilty without due process, and with each new piece of information that is leaked to the press, I get more and more suspicious of the accuser’s claims. As it was reported earlier today, it’s been discovered that Eagan (the young man suing Singer) filed in 2000 against three other men at this “party” in which Singer was supposedly a part of. I can completely vouch for selective memory, but to have a clear recollection of supposed transgressions that occurred by the hands of three others, and only now recall abuse committed by a director who has a huge blockbuster film coming out in less than a month (and who just started promotion) seems more than a little fishy to me, in all honesty.
- Lastly, if someone decides to boycott the film, that is their decision. No one should do anything their moral conscience tells them not to do. For me, personally, I just don’t wish to see everyone else’s hard work go to waste, whether or not Singer is guilty. And, that’s why I will, in all likelihood, be there at midnight with my cash in hand waiting to buy a ticket for Days when it opens in May.
|—||Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)|
When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers.
Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls.
The demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall have been documented by photographer Seph Lawless, who remembers visiting them when he was a child and even had his first job at one of the them.
Dear Oppressed Writer,
Fuckyeahforensics is dedicated to all things forensics, run by a person actively in the field. Beware that there are graphic images and triggers for domestic abuse and blood and wounds and dead bodies. Take a look at their follow page for more tumblrs dedicated to the forensic sciences.
Here is a post about how autopsies happen.
Here is a post about body deterioration.
Here is a slideshow of images of the stages of decomposition of a corpse.
Here’s a post about how to bury bodies and avoid getting caught by forensic detectives.
Hope this helps!
working on a piece to go with this
the companion piece will be male, named Destruction. i’m hoping it turns as well as this has
Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you
psychopathswriters out there.
Appearance & Health: Make them actually look their age. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read a book where someone’s middle aged parents look like they are in their early 30’s and who have the health of someone in their mid 20’s. If your character is middle aged or older, try to give them accurate appearances and health (though that can vary widely).
Priorities: Depending on the time period and setting, most older people are settled. They may not worry about renovating parts of their house or saving up to buy something nice. They could be nearing the end of paying off their house or they might be looking into retirement communities (they are different from nursing homes, which seems to be a common misconception). Instead of worrying about work or promotions, they might worry about family members who are much older and who need constant care.
Knowledge: Again, this depends on time period and setting. What we know about the world, especially in terms of science, medicine, and technology, is changing and advancing daily. Most older people, if they are not involved in these fields, cannot keep up or do not care to keep up. What an older character knows about a particular subject (any subject, with the exception of historical events they lived through) might be outdated. Therefore, older characters are not always the most knowledgeable in a story. However, older people tend to have more knowledge of life experience.
Morals & Values: The morals and values of people change with each generation. Older characters might not have the same morals and values as younger characters.
Diversity: Older characters are just as diverse as young characters. There is no set way to write them. Some older people act a lot younger than they actually are and others do not.
Change: Older characters should still be dynamic in a story. People don’t stop changing. We are constantly learning and evolving.
Read: Read some memoirs about being middle aged or older, where your character is. Get some insight.
For back story, there’s a tag on the tags page for how to reveal that and how to write it.