When We Try and Do Something Beautiful
williamtaylorjr: I guess maybe when we try and do something beautiful it’s a lot like being lost somewhere in an endless ocean of dark holding a fading sparkler. It won’t last very long and maybe nobody else can even see but that doesn’t mean it isn’t pretty. (From my book, Broken When We Got Here.)
Fail Safe: Debbie Millman’s Advice on Courage and... →
theonlymagicleftisart: “Imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time.” The seasonal trope of the commencement address is upon us as wisdom on life is being dispensed from graduation podiums around the world. After Greil Marcus’s meditation on the essence of art and Neil Gaiman’s counsel on the creative life, here comes a heartening speech by artist, strategist, and interviewer...
ikenbot: theraceproblem: I am really confused about how many Black people I am seeing on Facebook and twitter that are upset at Charles Ramsey for “perpetuating stereotypes”. How are you gonna vilify this man for living his life and being who he is? Why are none of them offering criticisms about the media and exploitation of Black working class people? I’m over here defending this man like...
There was so much sadness in everything, even when things worked.– Charles Bukowski (via theyallmisunderstoodme)
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever– Oscar Wilde (via theyallmisunderstoodme)
I know how miserable you must be, and I would give ten years of my life to be...– F. Scott Fitzgerald, First Blood (via perfect)
@AdviceToWriters: How To Punctuate Dialogue In Your Prose: http://litreactor.com/columns/talk-it-out-how-to-punctuate-dialogue-in-your-prose #amwriting #writing #writetip Shared via TweetCaster
Countdown to Iron Man 3: 15 days to go! →
maliciastarling: Lets countdown together! Technically I’ll be in the theater on May 2nd but most people won’t Iron Man 3 until May 3rd that’s why we’re starting to day as 15 … I made a thing. I’m all self-conscious about all the weird effects I added now that I can see myself as a thumbnail but ok there it is. Help me countdown to Iron Man 3 by sending me links to your fan art or quick...
What We Know About the Huge Explosion at the West,... →
motherjones: Hundreds are injured and many feared dead in the small central Texas town. We’ve embedded the Soundcloud of the emergency dispatcher, along with the video we linked to earlier. More to come in the morning.
It's only the end if you want it to be: Describing... →
thewritershelpers: Does your character have a particular voice type in mind? Do they have an accent? Are they monotonous? Does their voice grate? Is it silky? Sultry? Low? High-pitched? Do they slur? Stutter? What in the world is the difference between some of these? Here are some links…
go ask Alice, she'll know.
withoutreason: It’s a lie. It’s a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and… all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it’s beautiful ‘cause that’s what they wanna see. But the people in the photos are sad, and alone… But the pictures make the world seem beautiful, so… the exhibition is reassuring which makes it a lie, and everyone loves a big fat lie.
jennahamilton: you cant show me movies and television shows about ghosts and zombie apocalypses while giving me books with adventures featuring heroes fighting for the sake of the world and tales of demigods and wizards and then expect me to be content living in a world where you work at a job five days a week and come home at night to do it all over again until you die I’m doomed.
Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction.– Bobby Sommer (via ikenbot)
The policeman who shot down a 10-year-old in Queens stood over the boy with his...– Audre Lorde “Power” (via femignome)
writetheship: I’m 30 now and full of successes and failures. Full of thoughts, hopes, ideas and desires. I’ve done a lot in my short life, I have. But their is also a steaming heap of shit that I’ve let slip. Ideas and desires that I’ve let sit and get fat. Rot. These weigh the heaviest. The have-nots eat away at parts of my soul that I can’t yet define. Parts I’ve barely even touched. ...
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I know a lot of people who are simpletons, y’know? They’re very simple, they can...– Kurt Cobain, 1993. (via i-need-m0re-hairspray)
They laugh at me for being different, I laugh at them for being all the same.– Kurt Cobain (via bluis-h)
spacellamas: imagine if there was one person who went to your blog every day and just went through the pages and laughed at all of your posts (even the uncreative and unsuccesful tries of making a text post) and honestly thought you were cute and adorable and funny and had an amazing music taste
steadymobbing: steadymobbing: i asked my mom how she met my dad and she said at a college basketball game this guy got distracted and got hit by the ball and got a huge bloody nose and he came up to her after the game and said “i was distracted by you” with like blood all over his face and jersey so i asked my dad and he said “my friend told me he’d give me 10 bucks if i asked a girl out...
I miss you, but I won't mention it because I know...