Margaret Atwood, The New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2012 (via electronicsquid)
“And fiction is read as reality.” I remember one specific point in my life when I realized that people didn’t travel through black holes a lot. I was so damn disappointed.
“In the first pass, we have a body double stand in. And the camera - it’s this awesome thing called a Technodolly - will memorize all the movements in the scene and repeat them automatically every time we reshoot with me as a different character. Then we take the double out, and when I shoot, there’s a tennis ball, an X taped on the wall, or a dot where my clones are standing, and I have to remember where they move throughout the scene. I also have an earwig in my ear that plays recordings of my other characters’ lines. So I’m basically talking to the air the whole time.” - Tatiana Maslany (on playing multiple clones in one scene)
Thank you, Ms. JK Rowling. Thank you so much for Harry.
You’d be surprised what lengths people will go to not to face what’s real and painful inside them.
these people cant be real
“I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers. But I’m here to tell you I’m quite the opposite in real life. In fact I’m a fucking fantastic lover.”
favorite buffy episodes: becoming part 1
Even if you see them coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.
favorite characters: nathan young (misfits)
→If you could just see yourselves! It breaks my heart. You’re wearing cardigans! We had it all. We fucked up bigger and better than any generation that came before us. We were so beautiful! We’re screw-ups. I’m a screw-up and I plan to be a screw-up until my late 20s, maybe even my early 30s. And I will shag my own mother before I let her… or anyone else, take that away from me!