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Aw, thank you! Okay… five random facts.

1. My favorite color is red.

2. I graduated college about a month ago and still haven’t gotten used to it. I keep thinking I’m going to get a call from the university saying I forgot to turn in a paper and have to return my diploma.

3. I love physical calenders. Actually writing the dates down on something that I can see is hugely helpful for when you’re as prone to forgetting dates as I am. My calender was the first (and currently only) thing I put up in my bedroom when I moved out of the dorms.

4. My cooking ability is substandard because I find the time spent cooking time I could be using to read or write or watch Netflix or waste time on the internet

5. I once wrote 23 pages to finish a class novella in an 8 hour span. I do not recommend this to any writer under any circumstances, as the end result was terrible and left my brain scrambled for several hours afterwards.

Thank you so much for thinking of me for this! And I’m sorry I replied so late.

the glorious writing process
  • The day I wrote it:

    yes this is good. I am smart

  • The day after:




This is the same man.

I think about this a lot.



Putting a dinosaur does not make up for it Google Chrome




Putting a dinosaur does not make up for it Google Chrome


Best ending ever.  The “freeing of Tony Stark” as all the suits explode is emotionally resonant and just wonderful.  To all the people who are complaining that “he blew up all his suits” — you are totally missing the entire point of the movie. 

Tony can always build more suits. His problem was that, traumatized and emotionally scarred (and Tony, despite all his surface ego and bravado, has always been emotionally needy and unsure of himself — factors that Downey’s performance has always showcased…), Tony was hiding behind the suits, making suit after suit, more comfortable as a tinker/mechanic than as a superhero or a true loving partner to Pepper.  The Clean Slate Protocol — which, touchingly, he had obviously built in to potentially use someday — is a gesture of great personal courage.  He has learned, through that vast swathe of “Iron Man 3” storyline where he’s deprived of his suits, or his suits don’t come through for him, that HE is Iron Man.  “You Know Who I Am” — his “egotistical” nametag in Bern — becomes an ironic metaphor for the entire movie, which is ABOUT “who is Iron Man — does the suit really make the man?” 

And the answer is no.  Tony, himself, without the suits, IS Iron Man.  It’s his bravery, his willingness to lean from his mistakes, his brains, his creativity, his adaptability and his humanity that are Iron Man/Tony Stark, for they are one and the same.  The suits without the man in them are JUST suits — they are expendable, they can be built again, they can be blown up at will.  And the arc reactor is not Iron Man, either, by the way - it, too, is expendable, and by ridding himself of it he rids himself of another crutch.

This is why I loved “Iron Man 3” and thought it was the best of the three Iron Man movies, or at least equal to “Iron Man” the first.  It really tells the story of a hero who grows and learns something important about himself through the course of the movie.  It proves again that Tony Stark/Iron Man is the most human of superheroes, which is, of course, why so many of us love him. 

And if there ever were Oscars that fairly considered superhero movies and other genre fare, RDJ’s amazing, complex, touching and human portrayal of Tony Stark would have won something by now — it’s twice the performance of many actors who actually have won the award.  Just sayin’.

make me choose: anon asked nick and jess or mulder and scully

"But you saved me. As difficult and as frustrating as it’s been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over. You’ve kept me honest. You’ve made me a whole person. I owe you everything… Scully, and you owe me nothing."


im still til this day SO pissed that Nikita got cancelled

You have to surrender to your mediocrity, and just write. Because it’s hard, really hard, to write even a crappy book. But it’s better to write a book that kind of sucks rather than no book at all, as you wait around to magically become Faulkner. No one is going to write your book for you and you can’t write anybody’s book but your own.
Cheryl Strayed (via bellamying)