I KNOW, okay? ALL I WANT IS A DOG.
words to live by
AW LOOK AT HIM HE LOOKS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF LOOK AT THAT LIL SMILE OMG I CAN JUST FEEL THE HAPPINESS THIS DOG IS BEAUTIFUL OMG
This gif applies to all book nerds everywhere.
(via Austin Kleon)
Extremely personal piece. Doesn’t really need that much explanation.
*apologies if it turns up pixelated, just click the picture for a full res. view
I think a lot of us could use this reminder more often!
This is my exact tour travel outfit, sweater and all
I needed this
A village in the Netherlands with no roads; the only form of transport is boat
this is awesome
I want to live there!
Have you seen Center Stage? You should. Here’s the trailer.
And here are some main points I never appreciated until now:
* The overarching message is to follow your passions. Not for other people, not for your ego, not for your mom, not for money, not for boys/people you want to screw. But because they refill your soul.
* The secondary message is that women aren’t things for men to fight over. That women have the power and don’t have to choose between the bad boy and the good guy. That a woman can look at the choices and choose herself.
* Several of the main female characters find their own power. Jody loses her innocence and learns that she holds the power in her relationships and in her life. Eva learns that being tough doesn’t eliminate the choice to be an artist, to be passionate, to be a willowy ballet dancer who cries during Romeo and Juliet but can also start some shit. Maureen learns that she can leave the umbrella of her mother’s dreams and make her own choices, and that taking care of your own body and happiness is more important than pleasing people.
* There’s a great message for all artists in the barre scene between Eva and Juliette Simone:
You don’t like him very much do you? I don’t blame you… he’s impossible. Headstrong, egoistical, unforgiving… arrogant is all help. The thing is you’ll be hard pressed to find any choreographer or company director who isn’t like that. The unwise dancers blame them. He didn’t like me… she was unfair… I should have had that part. The smart ones know where to look… when things get rough. It isn’t there. (Walks over the the barre) It’s HERE. No matter what happened in class, performance, last week, 5 minutes ago… if you come back here… you’ll be home.
Good advice for writers there. Translated:
You don’t like traditional publishing very much, do you? I don’t blame you. Impossible, self-important, know-it-all, arrogant as all hell. The thing is, you’ll be hard pressed to find a publisher who isn’t like that. The unwise writers blame them. He’s not buying my genre… she doesn’t like first person… I should have gotten into that anthology. The smart ones know where to look. (fingers on the keyboard) It’s HERE. No matter what happened on Amazon, at Penguin, at your writers group, at the conference… if you come back to the story, you’ll be home.
* Another good message: If you get too caught up in being perfect, you’ll forget why you’re doing something in the first place. JUST DANCE THE SHIT OUT OF IT applies to so many things in life.
* If you’re looking for metaphors, Jody was basically offered a small deal from one of the Big Six and instead decided to go with an upstart small press run by someone with progressive ideas who wanted to make her a lead title.
Anybody got another one?