i wish puberty took you to a customize your character screen
do you realize how many people would be dragons
The Turkish government has attacked Gezi Park directly with water cannons and pepper gas aiming the said elements at men, women, children… They are now attacking the nearby hotels that have opened their doors to the wounded. it has been reported that they are entering the park with work machines. THEY HAVE ATTACKED CHILDREN! PLEASE pass this along as much as you can. it has been reported by local news channels that the government will be bringing in jammers to stop the broadcasts! PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS. #occupygezi
Years and years ago, there was a production of The Tempest, out of doors, at an Oxford college on a lawn, which was the stage, and the lawn went back towards the lake in the grounds of the college, and the play began in natural light. But as it developed, and as it became time for Ariel to say his farewell to the world of The Tempest, the evening had started to close in and there was some artificial lighting coming on. And as Ariel uttered his last speech, he turned and he ran across the grass, and he got to the edge of the lake and he just kept running across the top of the water — the producer having thoughtfully provided a kind of walkway an inch beneath the water. And you could see and you could hear the plish, plash as he ran away from you across the top of the lake, until the gloom enveloped him and he disappeared from your view.
And as he did so, from the further shore, a firework rocket was ignited, and it went whoosh into the air, and high up there it burst into lots of sparks, and all the sparks went out, and he had gone.
When you look up the stage directions, it says, ‘Exit Ariel.’
|—||Tom Stoppard, University of Pennsylvania, 1996 (via flameintobeing)|
…the future of Pizza (X)
YAS YAS YAS YAS YAS.
I hope all food is ordered this way in the future
CAN’T be said loudly enough. …Sheesh.
Of course we can’t look into the heads of people who’ve said this, and racism might be the reason in some of the cases. But to be honest, people say that about Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston as well, and with their background it’s clearly not an expression of surprise but simple admiration.
The thing is that we are still witnessing so much racism or other types of prejudice at various groups that we can’t distinguish any more between something that is purely meant as what it’s saying and something that carries a secondary meaning. One the one hand it’s important to be aware of language that reflects discrimination or internalised *-phobias, but sometimes we should maybe try not to read too much into every little statement.
Because doing that by default causes friction where it’s not always needed. Instead of accusing someone of expressing a (negative) secondary meaning we should all learn to ask first and then judge. It’s really horrible when you’ve innocently and without negative intentions said something and people read another thing into it and, no matter how much you explain, simply don’t accept what you’re saying because their reading of your words is more valid than your initial intention.
So, tl;dr: when someone says Lupita is very articulate it could mean “for a Black African” (which I’m sure some people are thinking), or it could mean “for someone whose first language isn’t English” (and would be expressed in the same way for someone French or German), or simply “for any person. Much words. Very articulate. Wow.”
this needs to be in every art history books in 10 years
#this scene fucked me up because this is filmed literally from john’s pov#we’re almost at his height#just behind him#we’re looking at sherlock through his eyes#and sherlock looks so masculine and real and seductive through john’s eyes it’s unbelievable
HOLY SHIT I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BUT THEY MAKE SHERLOCK LOOK ESPECIALLY GORGEOUS WHEN THE CAMERA IS MEANT TO PORTRAY JOHN’S POV
AND THAT’S JUST FROM THE FIRST TWO EPISODES LIKE HOLY SHIT SUDDENLY JOHN’S REMARK ABOUT HIS CHEEKBONES IN HOUNDS DOESN’T FEEL SO OUT OF PLACE THEY’VE BEEN SETTING UP THAT LINE SINCE DAY ONE
nobody loves you? that’s a blatant lie. scott mccall loves you
#scott mccall would march into battle for you #scott mccall would pick you first in gym class #scott mccall would lend you his homework to copy because you had a bad night and couldn’t finish yours #scott mccall would lend you lunch money #scott mccall would pull you out of a burning building #scott mccall would sit with you through the season finale of that show you love that he doesn’t really care for #scott mccall would actually do his share on the partner project #scott mccall would save your life even if you hurt someone he cared about #scott mccall would remember your favorite flavor of ice cream #scott mccall would set a personalized ringtone for you #scott mccall: saving lives and stealing hearts since 2011 (via loup-ado)
www.google.ca takes the time to commemorate the Canadian penny as it officially heads into retirement starting today.
There’s still about 6 million in circulation so there’s no way of knowing how long until they are phased out completely, but the government estimates scrapping the coin will save them about 11 million dollars a year.
Congratulations, Canada, for acting rationally.
You are not just America’s hat. In this way and many others, you are America’s wise and resource-rich uncle whom just as a reminder we could conquer at any time.
Why don’t you burn your dick off you arrogant, American fucknugget. Maybe you guys could conquer us whenever but you know what? When you look at your medical bills in horror; when you sigh as the barista has to give you 4 pennies instead of just 1 nickel; when you turn 19 but have to wait another 2 years to legally drink; I will be laughing. Drinking bagged milk, eating Ruffles All Dressed chips, bathing in your blood… and laughing.
Think before you belittle my country again. *hops on moose and rides into the distance*
TRISTAN THAT WAS JOHN GREEN
oh my gOD WAHT NOO
I’VE COMMITTED INTERNET SIN
So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!
i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!
How to Write Better OCs:
- basic tips on how to make your oc even better
- tragic backstory? learn how to write one/make yours great
- writing specific characters
- a wordier, great guide on how to develop your character
- kick out those vague descriptions and make them AWESOME
- how to actually make an OC
- Q&A (to develop characters)
- more Q&As
- giving your character a backstory
- how to write an attractive character
- adding more racial diversity
- avoiding tokenism, AKA, how to add diversity to your cast not just because you “need” it
- writing sexuality and gender expression (doesnt include non binary, if you have a good ref to that, please add on!)
- masterpost on writing more diversity into your story
- cultures of the world
- guides to drawing different ethnicities (not just a great art reference, but also really helpful in appearance descriptions!)
Mary Sue/Gary Stu
- Test to see if your character is a Sue
- Explains subdivisions of Sues/Stus
- Powerful Characters Don’t Have to Be Sues
- villain generator
- need an evil sounding name for your evil character? bam
- villain archetypes
- what’s your villain’s motive for being a villain?
- character perceptions (What your character thinks of themselves and what others think of them)
- how to write strong relationships between two characters
- 8 ways to write better characters and develop their relationships with others
- OCxLove Interest Handbook
- develop your couple with good ol’ Q&A!
- how to write realistic relationships
- how to write relatives for your characters (this is more OC related to a canon character, but will help in writing family members in general)
- 12 common archetypes
- 8 archetypes for male/female characters
- female archetypes (goes pretty indepth from two main categories)
- a list of archetypes
- tips for better design
- basic appearance generator
- pinterest board for character design (includes NSFW and images of skeletons/exposed muscle (?) so tread carefully!)
- clothing ref masterpost
- give your character better powers
- a list of professions
- proactive vs reactive characters
- positive and negative traits
- interest generator
- skills generator
- motivation generator
- 123 ideas for character flaws
- list of phobias
again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
OH MY GOD!!!!! I was literally holding my breath through this one!!! OMG OMG OMG… now THIS is how this season should have went!!! OMG… I just can’t… OH…….. MY………. GOD
Millions of sterek would have been so happy with this in canon.
Fuck you Jeff, seriously.
when i was in year 5, i did a speech on clumsiness for my school’s public speaking contest and to be clever, i tripped on my way to the stage dropping my note cards all over the place, but then i pulled the real ones out of my pocket saying ‘if you’re going to be clumsy, it pays to be prepared!’
everyone lost their shit and i got second place
If you got second place who got first… Did they talk about fire safety and burn the stage down or something