Reblogging a Big Idea post by fantasy author Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson. Check her out!

teaseitgav:


I went

to public school.

omfg

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i lost it after attempt 510 omfg

JESUS CHRIST I CANT BREATHE

SWISS FUCKING CHEESE GOD DAMMIT

MOTHERFUCKING TRIPLE SPIKES

NEVER NOT REBLOG

I CANT EVEN PLAY IT RIGHT SIDE UP

HIGH EDUCATION.

micool boi

Another brilliant showing from Michael “Rage Quit” Jones!

(Source: kidxforever, via nashscribblings)

nashscribblings:

(Wrote this long ago, but I still think it’s relevant …)
1) Do not talk to the Doctor.

2) If you see the Doctor, fucking kill the Doctor. There is no practical purpose to keeping him alive. He will not help you with your incredibly intricate scheme. He will in fact do the…

I wonder if any of Series 8’s villains are going to be taking notes…

All in all, a pretty accurate summation of every Who villain’s downfall.

nellachronism:

yoloswag3000:

Amen

I recite this in my head nearly every time before I go out to drink. It is truly the Inebriate’s Prayer. 

nellachronism:

yoloswag3000:

Amen

I recite this in my head nearly every time before I go out to drink. It is truly the Inebriate’s Prayer. 

(via kylekallgren)

"The Hero’s Need" and Other Storytelling Issues

So here’s an editorial inspired by my wonderful online screenwriting course.

Stories are like opinions: everyone has one and some start to sound very much alike if you look close enough. Even with stories that seem like they have nothing in common, like Pride and Prejudice and Star Wars, there are fundamental rules that show why such stories resonate with the audience for generations to come.

One of those rules is perhaps the most fundamental of all:

A main character…

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lordjeram said: What do you think about Ira Glass saying that Shakespeare isn't good? I mean other than the obvious anger.

kylekallgren:

Glass has apparently followed that up by saying “That was kind of an off-the-cuff thing to say that in the cold light of day, I’m not sure I can defend at all.” He seems to realize that his foot was in his mouth.

But even if I was to examine his poorly considered statements, the most he said about Shakespeare was that he “wasn’t relatable.” First, that’s an absurd criteria for any form of art. As if all art is a slave to you, the viewer, reaffirming something about your life. It also presupposes that the viewer is under no obligation to engage with the art and seek out that “relatability.” Art only becomes art through the engagement of the viewer. Second, how is Shakespeare not relatable? Because he says “thou” and “thee?” Because he talks about long-dead nobles in a pre-democratic, pre-globalized setting? Bullshit. Hamlet is everyone’s self-loathing. Falstaff is everyone’s self-satisfaction. Othello is jealousy. Macbeth is pride. Prince Hal is ambition. Miranda is innocence. Juliet is passion. Lear is heartbreak. Brutus is guilt. Jacques is melancholy. Caliban is oppression. Coriolanus is reticence. Beatrice is wit and Bottom is joy. Shakespeare is THE MOST RELATABLE WRITER EVER.

Glass said a very dumb thing, and he knows it.

mallius:

thank you guys for all the kind comments & asks!!!! i’m really astounded and grateful that people like this silly gta knock-off experiment o(-<
i’ve compiled all the pieces into a wallpaper album (except for jack’s, who i drew mistakenly at 72dpi :^(…) if you’re interested! if you plan to crop or use them for graphics, please keep the credits, thank you ;-;

mallius:

thank you guys for all the kind comments & asks!!!! i’m really astounded and grateful that people like this silly gta knock-off experiment o(-<

i’ve compiled all the pieces into a wallpaper album (except for jack’s, who i drew mistakenly at 72dpi :^(…) if you’re interested! if you plan to crop or use them for graphics, please keep the credits, thank you ;-;

nashscribblings:

In light of Wonder Woman’s reveal at SDCC, I realized how much the way they dress female superheroes tends to irk me.
See this?  This is Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers.  See that costume?  That is badass.  No heels.  No boob-window, no cleavage.  Functional, attractive, connotes the authority of a uniform with the bright, inspirational colors of a hero.
Dressing for looks is one thing; Carol wears plenty of things based on her sense of fashion during her off-hours.  But when she’s Captain Marvel, her primary objective is not to look good.  It’s to be a symbol of courage and whupass.
I wish more artists and publishers would give their audiences enough credit to not constantly think with their dicks … but then, lots of readers do.  As well as artists.  
Thankfully, not all of them.

nashscribblings:

In light of Wonder Woman’s reveal at SDCC, I realized how much the way they dress female superheroes tends to irk me.

See this?  This is Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers.  See that costume?  That is badass.  No heels.  No boob-window, no cleavage.  Functional, attractive, connotes the authority of a uniform with the bright, inspirational colors of a hero.

Dressing for looks is one thing; Carol wears plenty of things based on her sense of fashion during her off-hours.  But when she’s Captain Marvel, her primary objective is not to look good.  It’s to be a symbol of courage and whupass.

I wish more artists and publishers would give their audiences enough credit to not constantly think with their dicks … but then, lots of readers do.  As well as artists.  

Thankfully, not all of them.

dresdencodak:

Dark Science #33 - Light and Dark
Things do not look good.
bryankonietzko:

flameo-ferret:

I DON’T THINK THIS HAS BEEN DONE YET

Well this helped cheer me up.

bryankonietzko:

flameo-ferret:

I DON’T THINK THIS HAS BEEN DONE YET

Well this helped cheer me up.