I love vintage stuff but I’m so glad I can enjoy them in the 21st century with my iphone, wifi and slightly more human rights
somebody gets it.
"No one is supposed to know what they want to do for the rest of their life as a kid. I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve always worked at it, I certainly didn’t fall into it. It takes a lifetime to be an overnight sensation."
the one where Blaine gets his New York makeover, or when he realized being an independent adult sucked | for hannah | ~2.200 words | spoilers
Real life was hard.
Blaine hated to admit it, mainly because he had been dreaming about the New York life even before he and Kurt were dating, and the fact it went wrong within a month made it all the more embarrassing.
Turned out, New York life was not the place where you could easily give fifty dollars to a friend to help out, or give a piano as a thank-you (even though it had been mostly for his own gain). New York was the place where you walk the ten blocks to save money on public transport – hey exercising was good and it was an excellent moment to warm up for Dance 101. New York was also the place he ended up lying to his parents big time due pride and his thrive to prove that really he could live on his own, even though he shared the loft with everybody from high school or so it seemed.
It all came down to this: Blaine was through his entire savings within four lousy weeks.
am i even good at kissing this is a serious concern of mine
If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight
. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.
If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …
If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.
If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote
in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it
. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.
And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your
story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to. —Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds
24/50 darren criss’ photos *
"He speaks like 13 languages. It’s like what!?! I hate you!"
Some girl wrote me “I think you should be on Glee, you could play Blaine’s dad”. And I never respond, I mean I don’t generally respond, but I wrote back, I was like, “You’ve got a lot of fucking nerve”. To a child, I’m sure. Blaine’s dad? Are you out of your goddamn mind? I was just filled with rage. And I was like, that means I’m also Matt Bomer’s father. I was so pissed. And I had friends over at the time, they were like “Don’t write her back, don’t write her back”. I was like, “No, I’m writing her back”. So mad. To be Matt Bomer’s father. —Andrew Rannells reveals which tweet sent him into a rage (x)