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lysikan: geekdawson: one of the more valuable things I’ve learned in life as a survivor of a...

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:27:24 -0800

lysikan:

geekdawson:

one of the more valuable things I’ve learned in life as a survivor of a mentally unstable parent is that it is likely that no one has thought through it as much as you have. 

no, your friend probably has not noticed they cut you off four times in this conversation. 

no, your brother didn’t realize his music was that loud while you were studying. 

no, your bff or S.O. doesn’t remember that you’re on a tight deadline right now.

no, no one else is paying attention to the four power dynamics at play in your friend group right now.  

a habit of abused kids, especially kids with unstable parents, is the tendency to notice every little detail. We magnify small nuances into major things, largely because small nuances quickly became breaking points for parents. Managing moods, reading the room, perceiving danger in the order of words, the shift of body weight….it’s all a natural outgrowth of trying to manage unstable parents from a young age. 

Here’s the thing: most people don’t do that. I’m not saying everyone else is oblivious, I’m saying the over analysis of minor nuances is a habit of abuse. 

I have a rule: I do not respond to subtext. This includes guilt tripping, silent treatments, passive aggressive behavior, etc. I see it. I notice it. I even sometimes have to analyze it and take a deep breath and CHOOSE not to respond. Because whether it’s really there or just me over-reading things that actually don’t mean anything, the habit of lending credence to the part of me that sees danger in the wrong shift of body weight…that’s toxic for me. And dangerous to my relationships. 

The best thing I ever did for myself and my relationships was insist upon frank communication and a categorical denial of subtext. For some people this is a moral stance. For survivors of mentally unstable parents this is a requirement of recovery. 

If it wasn’t stated outright - it wasn’t said.

“I do not respond to subtext.” — that’s good, I like that




Avast!

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:01:54 -0800

Just finished Black Sails XIII. And I am now fully in on this show (too late, I know, I know.) 

What a well-constructed reveal. And now I know why tumblr loves the show so much :)

Be warned, they may be a rash of Black Sails GIFs retumbled in the near future.


Update: Maybe not with the GIFs as there are many spoilers and i’m still in early S2







Where are your friends tonight? @lcdsoundsystem (at The...

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:41:09 -0800

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Where are your friends tonight? @lcdsoundsystem (at The Hollywood Palladium)




"It’s truly an odd experience to look back at Homestar Runner from the lens of today’s..."

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:08:36 -0800

It’s truly an odd experience to look back at Homestar Runner from the lens of today’s app-dominant internet world in which social media is essential to building and retaining an audience. The site is still running on the all but obsolete Flash, a format that went from cutting edge to nostalgic in the site’s ten-year run. (Flash is largely not viewable on most smartphones and tablets, which comprises more than half of people’s digital media time today.) And as the internet operates at an increasingly breakneck speed, it’s hard to imagine that a site that updates only once a week would have the power to hold the fleeting attention spans of modern users. To operate today, the Chapmans would have to add social media platforms to their duties—Twitter accounts for each character, daily Facebook dispatches, Vine memes, etc.

“It would have to be on all that stuff—an amalgamation of Vine and Twitter and Instagram and YouTube. It’d have to live in all those places simultaneously,” says Mike. “You used to be able to come to the Homestar website and spend ten or 15 minutes there if you hadn’t been in a while, but now, I don’t think people would have the attention span to do it. Careers are born and fizzle out in a week on YouTube now.”



- Come On, Fhqwhgads: A Look Back at the Music of Homestar Runner - Noisey



theactualcluegirl: bowtochris: chromalogue: runtime-err0r: itsvondell: you can take one man’s...

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:31:43 -0800

theactualcluegirl:

bowtochris:

chromalogue:

runtime-err0r:

itsvondell:

you can take one man’s trash to another man’s treasure but you can’t make it drink

Fun fact: the blending of idioms or cliches is called a malaphor.

My personal favorite is “We’ll burn that bridge when we get to it.”

I’m rather fond of “It’s not rocket surgery” and “not the sharpest egg in the attic,” but my all-time favourite is, “…until the cows freeze over.”

You’ve opened this can of worms, now lie in it,

If wishes were fishes, there’d be plenty more in the sea!

Malaphors ftw!




"Some authors try to recreate Austen’s prose, which usually falls flat if you’re looking for Austen...."

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:48:14 -0800

Some authors try to recreate Austen’s prose, which usually falls flat if you’re looking for Austen. But I don’t think you should look for Austen. The continuations make the case for adaptation and imitation as a different mode of writing,” says Kathleen James-Cavan, an Austen expert based at the University of Saskatchewan.

James-Cavan recently delivered a paper at a Sanditon conference hosted by Cambridge University. Her topic was Welcome to Sanditon – a vlog spin-off of the Emmy-winning web series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, in which Georgiana Darcy replaces Charlotte and is tasked with beta-testing a new social media app on the residents of Sanditon. Though the vlog lasted just three short months in 2013, it got very meta. “I thought it was rather lovely the way art meets life there. What interested me is the satire of entrepreneurship, in the original and 200 years later,” says James-Cavan. What would Austen herself have made of it? “I think she would have had a hoot and then asked for royalties, rightly so.”



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BBC - Culture - The Jane Austen novel you don’t know

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Forget Protagonists: Writing NPCs with Agency for 80 Days and Beyond

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:18:52 -0800

Forget Protagonists: Writing NPCs with Agency for 80 Days and Beyond:

Traditional video games as “entitlement simulators” - OMFG this explains SO MUCH




citynoir: Tim Curry

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:19:04 -0800

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citynoir:

Tim Curry




(via SM_TMCircles.jpg 550×416 pixels) Putting together my talk...

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:35:03 -0800

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Putting together my talk for ICIDS next week, and I pulled out this oldie-but-goodie from the folks at Stitch Media.  




arabellesicardi: Ocean! Ocean! Oceaaaaaan

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:50:16 -0800

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arabellesicardi:

Ocean! Ocean! Oceaaaaaan







Just watched ‘The Trouble With Angels’ and now I really want to write boarding school juvenilia

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 22:40:19 -0800

At least once a week, either I or @bronwen will turn to the other and say “I’ve got the most scathingly brilliant idea…!”




"Then, slowly, it began. It was so tiny at first that I thought I was imagining it. My left shoulder..."

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:25:27 -0700

Then, slowly, it began. It was so tiny at first that I thought I was imagining it. My left shoulder started to jump. It was minuscule, like I was doing the smallest mouse dance possible to a continuous beat. I laughed a little at it. Then, the shrugging began. My shoulder leaped up to my ear, stayed there locked for a few seconds, then rolled back intensely, the muscles in my upper back seizing and flexing. Ingrid reminded me that the first priority was not to appear high-maintenance, so I waved it off and naturally … got in my car. To get on the highway.

There, in standstill traffic on the 405, my entire upper body began to dance. A continuous violent spasm shot from my left hand up my arm, across my shoulders, down the right arm, and back again. It sent me jerking forward and body rolling backward, like Elaine Benes on a dance floor in Hades. I could not stop what was happening. It was terrifying. I was saying “You’re OK, it’s OK, shh shh shh la la la” like a self-demon-doula, then Crags laughed for a while, and then it was very quiet. I tilted the mirror on myself. The spasms yanked me against the seatbelt so hard that it left a deep red line across my neck.



- The Time I Went Into a Full-Body Spasm for Six Days



me trying to plug in my phone blind and missing the jack like 500 times: you know i really should have known that bbc sherlock was bad way sooner

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:13:50 -0700

me trying to plug in my phone blind and missing the jack like 500 times: you know i really should have known that bbc sherlock was bad way sooner



10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:02:11 -0700

10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling:

If you happen to find yourself in Madeira Portugal in a couple of weeks, I’ll be delivering one of the conference keynote talks:

“Transmedia Storytelling: No, Really, What Is It?”
The joke goes like this: “Put two transmedia creators in a room together, and pretty quickly you’ll have three definitions of transmedia.” Everybody who uses the terms means something a little different. With stories from the trenches of making transmedia projects over the last ten years, this talk delves into what people mean when they say “transmedia” and why nobody can agree.







"This voice is toxic. This is the voice of the American Work Ethic, for which no amount of work is..."

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:31:49 -0700

“This voice is toxic. This is the voice of the American Work Ethic, for which no amount of work is ever enough, and to whom any rest at all is inexcusable idleness. And it’s all lies.”

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You Don’t Have To — Andrea Phillips

it me




"Without the pressure of worrying about “Get Out” getting made, Peele treated the script outlining..."

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:28:47 -0700

Without the pressure of worrying about “Get Out” getting made, Peele treated the script outlining and writing like a hobby – something he did for enjoyment rather than watch TV at night. Peele said that one the lesson he learned from his comedy writing background – and was a big portion of the success of his hit Comedy Central show “Key and Peele” – was that when you are having fun writing it leads to good writing.

“That’s my advice with dealing with writers block, follow the fun,” said Peele. “If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong.”



- Get Out: Horror Story & Directing Lessons from Jordan Peele’s Film | IndieWire



star-trek-discovery-confessions: michaelburnhamfanclub: types of discovery fans 1. voq cosnspiracy...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:59:27 -0700

star-trek-discovery-confessions:

michaelburnhamfanclub:

types of discovery fans

1. voq cosnspiracy theorists

2. Everything Is Femslash

3. lorca fuckers

4. here’s how georgiou isn’t dead conspiracy theorists

5. just here for culber and stamets

6. ash tyler defense squad

7. here for the klingon plot

8. michael has never done anything wrong in her life, ever

9. just using the new canon as fuel to flesh out spock’s backstory

10. fixation on lorca’s tribble

Tag yourself!

7, all the way