english is not my first language and all my life i thought brussel sprouts was the name of some celebrity
everyone is always like “i hate brussel sprouts” and all this time i was here thinking what the fuck did that poor guy do
me: *looks at ocs i made 4 years ago*
me: we can rebuild them. we have the technology
Jensen’s M&G is so hard to summarize, because it was essentially half an hour of Jensen going into detail on his process of playing Dean, Demon!Dean, directing, etc. It was amazing, and I will try to put together a summary, but it’s something that I’m literally going to have to try and outline just to make sure I keep everything straight. For now, though:
My favorite answer was to a fan who asked about Jensen’s experience directing this season (something I wanted to ask about it, but she asked it first and worded her question in a way that was better than how I would have). She asked what he would like us as fans to look for in this episode.
Jensen said that his “mountain” in this episode was that it takes place in the “catacombs of the Men of Letters”, which we’ve never seen. They have sets built for the major rooms we see a lot of, and a couple other sets which have been repurposed to appear to be a few different rooms, but this involved Sam and Dean going on a “cat and mouse chase” throughout the bowels of the building, and he had to make two hallway sets look like two dozen.
He explained how he planned this out for days/weeks ahead of time, He studied the old Hitchcock movies, using the technique where the “good guy” moves from left to right (the natural way that they eye wants to move) while the bad guy moves from right to left (which appears jarring on a subconscious level). After all this, he spread it all out on the kitchen table at home to map out everything that needs to be done. Then he started coming up with different ways to make the hallway look different. He asked Jared for help, who suggested things like having different things mounted to the wall at the end of the hall to make it look different.
"Plus, on top of all of that, I had to play Demon Dean".
He said that he made extremely detailed notes for everything that he needed to capture each day, so that even if he forgot something, someone else would remind him that there was still something else on his list. He said he was proud of the fact that during his week of filming, they had mostly days that were less than 12 hours of filming, and one or two “eight hour” days. He liked the fact that people were able to go home to their families at the end of the night.
To me, I was just blown away by all of this as a sign of just how brilliant a director Jensen is - not only was he able to conceive a vision of how he wanted the episode to appear, he was able to execute his vision in an efficient and timely manner. I really do hope we get a commentary from him on this episode on the eventual DVD (although now we might get a twitter commentary from him when it airs!) and maybe even a Director’s cut edition of the episode!
Cartoon Bully Stereotype Collection
January: Selfie Olympics
February: Flappy Bird
lets see how the rest of the year goes
March: No Oscar for Leonardo DeCaprio
April: it’s a metaphors, you’re a metaphors, we are a metaphor, if I see another metaphor I’m going to kill someone
Wonder how July is gonna be
i will keep reblogging this each month
I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.
- More POC in leading roles
- More important friendships
- More queer characters in leading roles
- More disabled characters in leading roles
- More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
- Realistic women in leading roles
- Happier/more positive characters and messages
- 45 Things I Want to See More Of (Part 2)
- Black Villains
- Boys in YA
- Cool Things (2) (3)
- Fantasy (2)
- Female Characters (2)
- Female Character Traits
- Horror Genre Mashups
- Magic Systems
- Male Characters
- Medieval Fantasy
- Modern Fantasy
- Romance (2)
- Soulmate AUs
- Stories I Want to Read
- Urban Fantasy
- What thewritingcafe Wants
- YA Novels (2) (3) (4)
The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.
More Things I Would Like to See
- Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
- Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
- Science and magic coexisting
- Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
- People are good themes
- Extroverted protagonists
- Environments other than temperate deciduous
- Stories centered on art
- Stories without war
The art of shaving Dick.
WHAT THE FUCK???
K but he did that pretty hard
But consider this
Nitori winning his first race
Him standing perfectly still and quiet as everyone pats him on the back and congratulates him
And then he looks at Rin
And sees the pride on his face
And starts crying
And rin hugs him, because he gets it
ill just leave this here
The time our entire design class dressed up for Halloween as the design teacher (who notoriously almost only wore grey sweaters and always had a cafeteria coffee in hand).
I remember him walking down a super long empty hall and we all just turned the corner at the other end and started running towards him and he ran away yelling “FUcK YOU GUYS” and in retrospect I almost can’t believe he didn’t suffer a heart attack.
Pretty sure we won a pizza party for best costume that year.
IVE SEEN THIS ABOUT TEN TIMES AND IM JUST NOW NOTICING THAT THE ACTUAL TEACHER IS IN THE PICTURE TOO
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualize women, or when school and the government sexualize women. But the second a woman is in control, and sexualizes herself willingly, it’s wrong and disgusting.
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.