I'm a writer and tv junkie who loves science fiction and cheesy romance. Currently, the state of modern American culture has me slightly baffled. Feminist by choice, democrat by necessity, I also have a film degree which is sitting on an imaginary shelf under thick layers of self-doubt and procrastination. Despite this, I'm friendly. Feel free to pet my askbox :P

19th April 2014

Photo reblogged from The Atlantic with 271 notes

theatlantic:

A Gitmo Prisoner Alleges He Has Been Tortured Under Obama

The torture began under President George W. Bush, Gitmo prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan alleges. It left him broken. And the torture continues under President Obama. The 34-year-old Yemeni has been a prisoner for 12 years. No charges have ever been filed against him. Though cleared for release five years ago, he remains captive. And in his telling, he is tortured daily by American medical staff and guards.
His lawsuit is Imad Abdullah Hassan v. Barack Obama. Be forewarned that his declaration, which comes via the sworn statement of his attorney, is extremely graphic. 
Decide for yourself whether his treatment constitutes torture.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

A Gitmo Prisoner Alleges He Has Been Tortured Under Obama

The torture began under President George W. Bush, Gitmo prisoner Imad Abdullah Hassan alleges. It left him broken. And the torture continues under President Obama. The 34-year-old Yemeni has been a prisoner for 12 years. No charges have ever been filed against him. Though cleared for release five years ago, he remains captive. And in his telling, he is tortured daily by American medical staff and guards.

His lawsuit is Imad Abdullah Hassan v. Barack Obama. Be forewarned that his declaration, which comes via the sworn statement of his attorney, is extremely graphic. 

Decide for yourself whether his treatment constitutes torture.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

19th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from NPR with 1,699 notes

nprfreshair:

In a conversation with director Wes Anderson Terry asked why he often has his characters look at the camera/audience head-on. Here’s what he says:

"I have my own way of blocking things and framing things that’s built into me. I compare it to handwriting. I don’t fully understand it — why my handwriting is like this — but in a way there’s some sort of tonal thing with the kind of stories I do. They tend to have some fable element and I think my visual predilections are somehow related to trying to make that tone and make my own writing work with performers."

Photos of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tagged: wes anderson

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18th April 2014

Post reblogged from John Green's tumblr with 330,819 notes

fishingboatproceeds:

soundlyawake:

velvetqueer:

uhmwillowsomething:

huesosmccoy:

why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that

uh 

because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”

and not the slang word for the female genital region?

literally no one else knows this. nobody. 

WAIT WHAT

The reason no one else knows this is because it’s not true.

It’s fine to call someone or something pusillanimous if they’re acting timid or cowardly, but there’s no etymological connection between the words pusillanimous and pussy*. It’s a false cognate.

* I apologize for the terrible font on that web page.

Also, connotation is everything. People saying ‘don’t be a pussy’ mean don’t act like a woman, and everyone understands this. That you felt you had to define pusillanimous proves you realize most people aren’t using it conversationally, in an abbreviated form or otherwise.

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18th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Dazzled&Confused with 7,339 notes

shakedreamsfromyourhair-:

Fun fact: The Beatles used to forge each others autographs when the others weren’t around. Each of these pieces of paper shows one Beatle signing for the others.

shakedreamsfromyourhair-:

Fun fact: The Beatles used to forge each others autographs when the others weren’t around. Each of these pieces of paper shows one Beatle signing for the others.

Tagged: the beatles

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17th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from 101 Vultures with 26,682 notes

This post is just a little something I put together to help you guys with Photoshop. This contains tutorials to help people just beginning with Photoshop, however if you don’t know the tutorials above then this should help you too. If you learn anything from this than my work paid off! If you want more of these make sure to follow me, as I’m going to post more to ensure 2014 is a quality Photoshop year! -  Samuel.

Tagged: psphotoshop

Source: lovoto

17th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Land of all that is gorgeous! with 29 notes

queen-haq:

Fic: Alive (Original)
Rating: R
Summary: Aidan traced the thin chain around his neck, rubbing the infinity pendant between his fingers. No longer a symbol of their everlasting love, it was something he touched in anger when he thought of Sage. It was the only thing of hers that remained with him, the last possession which still connected them together as he’d burned everything else a long time ago. When he found her again, he would destroy it along with her.
"Is that your subtle way of telling me to stop bitching?"
"Oh, was I being subtle?" She smiled at him. "Next time I’ll just ask you to shove it."
    — Excerpt from Alive, Chapter 45 (Updated March 11, 2014)
(the first few chapters are accessible to everyone so readers can sample and decide for themselves if they’d be interested in following my work. If you’d like to read beyond Chapter 3, you need to join the community. Here are the instructions).

queen-haq:

Fic: Alive (Original)

Rating: R

Summary: Aidan traced the thin chain around his neck, rubbing the infinity pendant between his fingers. No longer a symbol of their everlasting love, it was something he touched in anger when he thought of Sage. It was the only thing of hers that remained with him, the last possession which still connected them together as he’d burned everything else a long time ago. When he found her again, he would destroy it along with her.

"Is that your subtle way of telling me to stop bitching?"

"Oh, was I being subtle?" She smiled at him. "Next time I’ll just ask you to shove it."

    — Excerpt from Alive, Chapter 45 (Updated March 11, 2014)

(the first few chapters are accessible to everyone so readers can sample and decide for themselves if they’d be interested in following my work. If you’d like to read beyond Chapter 3, you need to join the community. Here are the instructions).

Tagged: links to fic

16th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Shitty Stuff with 106,236 notes

Source: stupidfuckingquestions

16th April 2014

Quote reblogged from For All Your Writerly Needs! with 18 notes

I don’t believe in college for writers. The thing is very dangerous. I believe too many professors are too opinionated and too snobbish and too intellectual, and the intellect is a great danger to creativity.
— Ray Bradbury

15th April 2014

Photo reblogged from we live in the dark with 700 notes

dragonfiretwisted:

Greek Mythology Dreamcast - Noomi Rapace as Nyx
Goddess of phantoms and of shadowy play, whose drowsy power divides the natural day; by fate’s decree you constant send the light to deepest hell, remote from mortal sight…with friendly aid dispel the fears of twilight’s dreadful shade. (x)

dragonfiretwisted:

Greek Mythology Dreamcast - Noomi Rapace as Nyx

Goddess of phantoms and of shadowy play, whose drowsy power divides the natural day; by fate’s decree you constant send the light to deepest hell, remote from mortal sight…with friendly aid dispel the fears of twilight’s dreadful shade. (x)

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15th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from the bicker with 134,711 notes

hermione-ganja:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

We have one, her name is Misty Knight. She lost her right arm attempting to dispose of a bomb.

Source: darksilenceinsuburbia