How is it that every single shot of the exterior of the police station in Psych features two perfectly blooming magnolia trees? Do they just have a whole bunch of shots that they keep on file? Do they carefully plan the season’s filming so they get all those shots at the right time? Is California just a magical land where magnolias bloom all the time? Because in Michigan the magnolia blossoms just last a few weeks. What is going on?
thefatbuddhist asked: Ok, so I finally cleaned my fucking room and for some reason I kind of felt down afterwards. Any idea wtf that is that about? Also, just found your site and really like the writing style. Very fun to read. Thanks for putting this out there!
This is actually a really common thing! My guess is that you’ve been living with your mess for a while, so having it clean is a fairly drastic change to your environment, which can be hard to adjust to. Also, relief, as an emotion, isn’t always happy. It can be kind of a runoff valve for pressure. I’d say give yourself a few days, and I’ll be willing to bet that as you get more comfortable in a clean environment, you’ll feel a lot less bummed out.
[Mads Mikkelsen] on political correctness: He is rather more dismissive of the current surge of must-see Danish crime series on television. Too politically correct, in his opinion, with all those feisty, polymath policewomen pursuing bad guys into dark basements. “That doesn’t happen! I don’t mind – the girls are great actors and it’s great there is a medium where they get work – but there has to be a balance between what is real and not real. I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it’s instant death to creativity.” (x)
ok that’s enough hannibal
YOU ARE ON A SHOW ABOUT A SUPER FANCY CANNIBAL?!?!?! WHO HASN’T BEEN CAUGHT YET??!?!?! THAT FEATURES ELABORATE SERIAL KILLINGS THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK
l…mao ok mads
Oh god, why? In some sense I suppose I have been waiting for a while now for the other shoe to drop. More popularity, more interviews, more chances to say something stupid and assholish. Le sigh.
lilyavara asked: Hi, do you know of any resources on hunters and breeding hunters in Regency England? I'm trying to write a Regency romance in which one of the characters breeds hunters for a living. And I know (almost) nothing about horses. Thanks!
You might want to check out some of Charles James Apperley’s (pen name Nimrod) old books, esp Remarks on the Condition of Hunters, the Choice of Horses, &c.(1831). He lived from 1777-1843 and did a lot of hunting during the first two decades of the 19th century. It made him very sad that he couldn’t make a living breeding hunters. :( You may also want to look into Sir Peter Beckford’s Thoughts on hunting: in a series of familiar letters to a friend, which was pub’d in 1781. Beckford’s writing is surprisingly less archaic than Nimrod’s, but he wasn’t trying to impress anyone and Nimrod was. Those books may be online somewhere. Hope this helps! :)
Thanks, this is super useful! I found online copies without too much difficulty. I’m putting down links below the cut, for later reference.
*trite stuff about the importance of putting yourself out there* but mostly GO LILY YOU CAN DO ITHi, you’re awesome :) Thanks. I’m just telling myself that applying to jobs is better than not applying to jobs. At least I am doing something.
Anonymous asked: do you have any tips for making pre-series edits? (or maybe you could do a tutorial of some sort in the future? I love fancasting characters in my head but I'm scared of actually trying to make my own photo/gifsets due to a lack of photoshop skills.)
Well, the first thing I would say is that you have to try! You have to start off making things you really care about and not making things because you want notes, because you’re not going to get notes right away. If you go back far enough in any graphic maker’s tag, you can see that they initially sucked. No one is born knowing how to photoshop; it takes months or even years of practice. It’s hard.
To get started, follow some photoshop blogs like yeahps and itsphotoshop and welovetemplates. These will have more resources than anything I could tell you about in one post. Here is a beginner’s guide to make gifs.
In terms of what to do in photoshop, I don’t know how much of a beginner you are, so I’ll go through some basics.