“One of the most insightful things I’ve ever read about eating disorders and body esteem in general was a comment on my blog a while ago that I regret being unable to find now. The writer was saying that most people think girls want to be skinny because of Hollywood and Vogue. This girl wanted to be skinny because she wanted to be a protagonist. She didn’t expose herself to mainstream fashion magazines or TV; she was interested in art films and books and indie music. But no matter how alternative the movie, the protagonist was almost always skinny. And wanting to be a protagonist means wanting to be someone, as most people do. Apparently, your story is only worth hearing, you’re only someone, if you’re skinny—it’s like, the blueprint of a human. Once that’s down, you’re allowed to be as interesting and protagonist-y as you want! Apparently. No matter how much people our age have been raised on girl power and believe in yourself and you are beautiful, ignoring the beauty standards of the culture we live in is close to impossible. And as this lady pointed out, these standards and expectations exist outside mainstream culture like reality TV and tabloids; they exist in punk and indie cultures, in “artsy” Tumblr cultures that are all about looking like a fairy, but only if you’re a skinny white girl.”—How to Not Care What Other People Think of You - Rookie (via ellesugars)
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—Emily Asher-Perren (via nathanielstuart)
Hi guys! I decided to arrange the ending song for Free! for strings/orchestra. :DD It was real fun and I’m actually proud with how it came out. The download is up on Bandcamp for free or you can set a price if you wanna. c:
Handed my first ever screenplay into my teacher. Now feel physically sick.
I was working on polishing it for five hours today, and I just got really frustrated because it’s quite a supposed to be high tension, social commentary type piece. Like, the whole thing is a twenty minute kidnapping situation. And I just got so frustrated that I used that whole “go screw a cactus” line. And now I want to die.
All my life I wanted to be a storyteller. As child doodling characters and plots, I later fell in love with writing which was another from of storytelling. I adored psychology philosophy because it helped with storytelling and I found it fascinating. Now I am love with animation which I want to go for Uni. My parents don't approve. They say it is restricted- apparently puts me in a box. They say that I study something wider-more opportunities. What should I do? I just want to be a 'storyteller'
If you write or tell or draw stories in anyway, then in my eyes, you are a storyteller.
But seeing as that’s probably not helpful - your parents can’t decide your life for you. Nobody else can. You’re the one that’s going to have to live with and be happy with the choice you make and the consequences of it in the end. If you really want to go into animation, go into animation. Maybe it does put you in a box but if you’re happy in the box, what does it matter?
Besides, animation in itself is broader than people think. There’s so many different types of animation, and everything is more techy nowadays so if you’re good then as far as I know you should get a job out of it.
I mean, any type of career in writing is not likely to make you massively rich and successful. It depends what you want from life. If storytelling makes you happy, pursue that. What’s the worst that could happen? At least you’ll be doing what you love.
Or you can pick something else you’re interested, and write on the side. Plenty of people do that. That is my somewhat vague advice, because, as I said, in the end it HAS to be your choice because I believe in living life for yourself and not for other people’s views on the matter.
Trying to decide if I should make the female villain in my screenplay slightly ‘campy’ or not. It’s quite a dark piece. This might give it a twist of dark comedy, but it could also completely flop. Decisions decisions.