syd-k:

WHY ISN’T IT TAGGED, WHYYYYY. I shall feex eet.

This is from “A Gathering of Cats” by Makoto Shinkai. It’s a one-minute short, and you can watch the whole thing here.

Truest shit I’ve seen since Chi’s Sweet Home, y’all. Truest shit.

We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.

Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

(via mossonhighheels)

This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

(via sanityscraps)

puffybluelupin:

How I Plan my stories

I myself used to have a lot of trouble plotting out my novels and everything properly, but now I’ve found a gr9 way to do it. 

First, I open up OpenOffice’s Slideshow option, becuase I’m too broke to pay for Powerpoint. Then I create a table. I use 5 columns and 7 rows. I then edit it to whatever size I wish, and change the colours to whatever I want, but usually keep it the same colour for each column on every slide to make things easier to remember for myself. 

Before I type anything else, when I am satisfied with the layout I made, I go to Insert>Duplicate Slide for about three or four times so I need not keep making the table.

Make the first column albeit tinier because that is just where I put the chapter number. The second one should be the biggest as it’s the main point of that certain scene or part of the chapter. The third column will be for emotion or feeling while the scene takes place. The fourth will be for the characters that appear in the certain scene, and the last one is for personal notes or things I need to take note of,

The main way I plot is I first type out a summary to clarify what the story will be about and so I do not go off topic. Then I make it a bit more detailed. Then, based on it, I start filling in the tables.

I do not go by chapter, but instead scenes as I mentioned earlier. So just one or two short sentences to sum it up. The emotions are so I write with more emotion and feeling to give it a more human feeling.

And when I’m done with all the plotting, I go through the draft once more to fix any mistakes. And as tempting it feels to start writing even though you’re only half way through plotting, only start writing the first draft once the whole plot is done. You never know when you get a big plot hole. 

When I’m finished with the first draft I read through it and edit. If it’s bad I re-do everything with that as my reference, along with the original table.

So, this is just a guide of how I plan out my books, I hoped it helped a little bit!

The whole idea for this opening chase was, I called it “diver in the ocean of sharks”, that to do a car chase but you never leave the car. Essentially, you’re always seeing it from his perspective or his aura. A bit like when you would see a scene with a diver in the ocean, you would only see it from his point of view and then you knew the sharks was all around him and so you knew when they were gonna come. -Nicolas Winding Refn

Why am I so unmotivated? Uuhhhh its so stressful

the-prince-thats-a-princess:

Bishock: Infinite cosplay Aicosu

totemhead:

Some bright and colorful dweebs to brighten up your day (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

innercitylights:

“I’m an adult” I whisper as I try not panic while I’m filling in all those forms that I don’t understand.

#And this how Sallie Mae got me to sign myself into endless debt at the age of 18

Rude Cakes by Tara Welch

wordsandchocolate:

I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for you :)