Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
I’ve never understood the stereotype that women are more likely to faint at blood
I mean seriously
what do you think we do every month
THEY WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WEREWOLF THING
AWH COME ON GUYS THAT WAS A SECRET FOR A REASON
I guess we have to come clean about the cult sacrafices too huh
Well now we do
Anonymous said: Let's send it again then haha. I'm writing a story about someone who is training to become an Olympian. This is the main plot, but there are a few subplots as well. I want to give my readers the thought that my character trains a lot and is very dedicated, but I'm not sure how to describe repetitive work? If you spend 6 to 7 hours a day doing the same thing, how would you write about practice sessions without being like "He swam laps. He swam some more laps. He swam even more laps."
Hi anon! You’re my first ask :)
Because your character is going to be training every day, it is unlikely that you’ll be writing each and every practice session. So write the ones that matter. Pull out important content that will help move your plot forward. Here are some ideas:
-Focus on your swimmer’s best time: If they beat it, that’s huge! If they’re consistently coming nowhere close, or they’ve stagnated and can’t improve, that is also huge. It will impact your character’s mental state as he’s swimming, which is important to show.
-Most Olympians have been training their whole lives with a coach and a team, but if you’re going in a different direction, consider including the character’s support system in the practice sessions you intend to highlight. Someone needs to hold the stopwatch, after all! With additional characters in a scene, there’s opportunities for encouragement, disagreement, competition, and camaraderie.
-If your character swims several laps in a row, think about physical reactions you can describe. The fatigue in the muscles, the breathlessness, the pounding in his heart, ect. These feelings can become rhythmic and can propel your swimmer forward.
But above all, read about Olympic swimmers to get some inspiration. Google the psychology and mental strategies of swimmers to get ideas on what your character can think about while swimming.
Flaunt you say? Never seen this one before but it doesn’t look recent. How odd.
And what ARE those pants even made of???
My hopes and dreams.
honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.
i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?”
this is something i still struggle with through therapy.. in 2006 i was told i was depressed, and treated. it wasn’t until 2010 or so that i was re-evaluated and diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which was fueling my depression. once i found that out, i looked back on my life, even back to childhood, and so much made sense. so many actions and feelings… the anxiety has been with me since i was a little kid, and the depression most likely started after we moved in middle school.
i’ve been living with these my entire life. i’m seeing a therapist, i’m taking meds, but i’m still scared to fully let go of old habits and thinking. that’s who i am. who will i be without them? that thinking is so damaging, yet i can’t seem to let it go completely.. it’s one of my baby steps: whittle it down whenever i can. i am me. my depression and anxiety are just flavor text..
This is all true. I can’t ever remember not feeling like this, and even though I want to get better, to work on having better habits and thoughts, I feel sometimes like my whole creative process is tied up in the highs and lows of depression. Sometimes I wonder, if the bad goes away, will it take the good with it? For so long, writing has been the only good in my life, that sometimes I think it would be better to suffer through all the bad to avoid the risk of letting go of that little bit of good. It’s truly an act of faith to let go of that, to risk what is most important to me, for the chance that there might be something better.
Don’t let anyone tell you those who have depression or mental illness are weak. You have to be stronger than everyone else you know to live this life.
on a scale of one to (500) days of summer how much do people completely misinterpret what you’re trying to say
romeo & juliet
The Great Gatsby
And we have a winner.
In all fairness, if I was trying to do my business and someone else was trying to take a picture of me, I’d probably make that face too.
"I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna kill the human."
Fact: Chickens aren’t incapable of flight. They’re just terrified of sky demons.
happyfaceone said: can u please tell us why death has a scythe or sickle but the devil has a trident?
For death reaps, my dear, but the devil harvests
The reply could have been dry religious iconography history, but instead we got this. I’ve never heard it put so poetically.
That is elegant.
Anonymous said: Can I get a research question answered on the lifestyle of the rich in today's time - such as what brands they where, where they vacation, places/events that they go to etc?
Cool question, Anon! I’m going to say here and now, not all rich characters are going to wear the same brands or vacation in the same place, plus rich is a broad definition so I’ll try my best!
Lifestyle of the rich
Lifestyle of the rich and famous at monaco gp - This is just about Grand Prix life, skip if not interested!
Rich files - This is WICKED. Shows you homes of rich people and the cost of a yacht! I want a yacht!
Hope this helps!