Scribblings of a Mad Writer

This is hands down one of my favorite moments in the entire series of Buffy. It really was a great episode.

(Source: sunnydalegifs, via randomnessoffiction)

Congrats to Knitty and Axe. Getting published is a big deal. Now if I can get a book sold. ;P

wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

I have doubtless posted this before, but I still think it is important and something worth remembering.

(via jimsbomb)

teachingliteracy:

“Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” @gabijaklara

I wholeheartedly agree with this. 

teachingliteracy:

“Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” @gabijaklara

I wholeheartedly agree with this. 

(Source: effietrinketr, via writersrelief)

thescarlettnotebook asked: W, o, m, b, a, t ;)

Oh that’s really clever… I like it.

W. The Men’s Right Movement… I get why some of these guys are upset, I really do but it is a sign of just how screwed up the definition of feminism has gotten when the cure for their ills is something they attack. If they want to fix these problems they need to actually learn about and embrace feminism because the patriarchy screws over everybody, male and female. If you are not part of a small minority then it is your role to be screwed over. Sadly, people get conditioned not to see this and attack their potential allies.

O. Given that I am married to my one true love, I am kind of okay with this. Though to answer the question, a year with my one true love would be amazing and filled with lots of goodness that will help sustain me through all lesser relationships. It would suck something fierce but I would rather send that time with them.

M. I think given between the two, and my understanding of physics, the control of energy would effectively give you control of matter, should your control be strong enough. Besides, there are loads of cool things you can do controlling energy, such as become invisible, phase through things, electrocute people, affect gravity… It’s all in your knowledge of physics and your knowledge of what exactly energy is. As for the controlling matter bit… E=MC2 people… :D

B. I get excited when I see that I have a message. Granted it is usually from a small group of people but it is still awesome to see. And when it is from someone I don’t know, that is really exciting. It’s kind of dorky but there you go.

A. Yes. There are just some people who need killing and if you hurt my family I will want to have words. That being said, it is a good thing that it is illegal and that there are a lot of things trying to stop people from killing each other. The chaos and insanity that could arise from people acting on killing free and clear would be bad.

T. Oh Gods… this is such an evil question… There are lots of wonderful languages out there with some amazing words and worldviews that it would be a shame to lose. Though if I had to chose one language to win it would probably be English because of the fact that it takes and takes from other languages, grows more complex and insane by the day and I think has the largest lexicography of any language, giving it greater flexibility. That being said, I am also aware of the great weaknesses of the English language and to condemn everyone to those weaknesses seems patently unfair. The fact that cultural invasion is effectively managing that doesn’t make me any less disgusted by that.

Language is a great gift and I am a huge fan of the diversity. I love how your world changes and expands as you learn a new language and start to get how they see the world. It is special. I would prefer to make no choice but you have my answer.

These sound like so much fun to me

A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?

B. What is your first thought when you receive a message on Tumblr, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?

C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?

D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?

E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?

F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?

G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?

H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?

I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?

J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?

K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?

L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?

N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?

O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?

P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?

Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?

R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?

S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?

T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?

U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?

V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?

W. The men's rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?

X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?

Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don't lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?

Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? An atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

How cool is it that they went through the effort to have this done for the film? That had to have taken time and thought to invent and make it consistent. All for a “kids movie.” Atlantis really is a great film if people give it a chance.

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

How cool is it that they went through the effort to have this done for the film? That had to have taken time and thought to invent and make it consistent. All for a “kids movie.” Atlantis really is a great film if people give it a chance.

(via heyalicek)

fairymascot:

ninjaelsanna:

building-snowmen-is-imperative:

counterpunches:

Frozen meets “Defying Gravity”

midnightbokeh:
The execution of this is so flawless, it took my breath away.

oh my god, actual tears are pouring out of my face right now, I am so completely overwhelmed

the editing, the editing, jfc, it’s seamless and incredible and I have no words. absolutely none.

*Wheezes* I think I legitimately stopped breathing for the majority of this. I was absolutely awestruck. 

I’m in tears what the hell

HOLY SHIT THIS WAS GLORIOUS

Wow… okay… that had to have taken a while to find the shots and get them edited together like that. OMG…. that was so good.

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

This is so amazing. The waltz is awesome and Sir Anthony is humming along. He looks so damn pleased.

(via ofpotterandwho)

I am really excited because I was finally able to find a bunch of pre-revolutionary war maps of Boston. Since I need them for my YA story that is a great goodness. It was a crazy hunt but now I have references tat will help me in figuring out how to design something. OY… the stuff you have to hunt down as a writer. Kind of awesome really.

This is one of my favorite endings of a poem, because the last lines are just so beautiful. This is the last stanza of the poem Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas.

Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me 
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand, 
     In the moon that is always rising, 
         Nor that riding to sleep 
     I should hear him fly with the high fields 
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land. 
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, 
         Time held me green and dying 
     Though I sang in my chains like the sea. 
In honor of National Poetry Month

Once you receive this you must share 5 random facts about yourself and then pass it on to 10 of your favorite followers

— thescarlettnotebook
Right… five random facts…
1. I have straddled the Greenwich Meridian.
2. I have actually touched the Rosetta Stone. (One of my favorite memories BTW)
3. My sister was kissed by the Pope.
4. I had the whooping cough for 2 years.
5. I love musicals and in fact finally got to see Wicked a few days ago. It was awesome.

“Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink, and your thirst increases.”

—   

Chinese Proverb (via observando)

So absolutely true of my wife.

(via jimsbomb)

Waking up because of pain sucks, but it does mean I get to catch up on the awesome night tumbles early. So I guess that works for me.

lurkerwithout:

ursulavernon:

fairytalemood:

"Princesses Playing DnD" by Alexandra V. Mihai
on tumblr

…and my first thought is “That is way too big a group to try and run a game with.”

Yeah, thats really like two table top groups worth.  Unless its at a con maybe?  I’ve played in one-off con games that big…

I ran a regular group this big. I had to tailor the challenges to their size but I could control the chaos fairly well. It’s a matter of controlling the insane dynamic.

lurkerwithout:

ursulavernon:

fairytalemood:

"Princesses Playing DnD" by Alexandra V. Mihai

on tumblr

…and my first thought is “That is way too big a group to try and run a game with.”

Yeah, thats really like two table top groups worth.  Unless its at a con maybe?  I’ve played in one-off con games that big…

I ran a regular group this big. I had to tailor the challenges to their size but I could control the chaos fairly well. It’s a matter of controlling the insane dynamic.