Don’t ever fucking tell me that dreams dont come true
“Dialogue is just two monologues clashing,” he said. “That’s my Big Theory. It’s true in life – never mind drama. Everyone is always, always thinking about themselves. It’s kind of impossible to do otherwise.”
It’s good advice because it feels right: the reason a lot of soap opera dialogue is unrealistic is that, unlike real people, the characters actually listen to each other.
Spot on. He’s quoting Russell T. Davies, someone whose virtues as a story teller I’m finally starting to admire, after getting tired of Moffat’s bullshit.
A couple of cats make a brief appearance during Priest Sang-hyeon’s metamorphosis in this Korean vampire movie also known as “Bakjwi”.
Ok. I have a new favourite tumblr.
Few events in human history have had the same impact as the advent of the written word. Many experts believe that writing so fundamentally changed the human consciousness that it’s hard for everyone, even those who cannot read, to comprehend how human beings thought before writing. Plato was among the few visionaries who saw this coming, and he was afraid that people would not “remember” the same way.
Like any technology, writing brought its own set of discriminating biases. We value people who write great novels over those who tell great stories orally. We prize reading comprehension above all else in primary and secondary education. The victims of these biases are those who, for whatever reason, have difficulties reading visually.
Seriously. I love this app. I get through so much stuff I would just never read otherwise. It’s a simple behavioural thing. I can’t just sit myself down and force myself to do something I know I’m not inclined to do. I don’t like sitting and reading. It actually puts me to sleep. And when it doesn’t my mind wanders all over the place. Never used to, but for some reason these days it does.
Now if I could somehow sync this up to my Kindle books, rather than using the Kindle’s text-to-speech function as I do normally, I’d be happy as larry.
Still from The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).
JOSEY: I came here to die with you. Or live with you. Dying ain’t so hard for men like you and me, it’s living that’s hard; when all you ever cared about has been butchered or raped. Governments don’t live together, people live together. With governments you don’t always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well I’ve come here to give you either one, or get either one from you. I came here like this so you’ll know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true.
TEN BEARS: And your word of death?
JOSEY: It’s here in my pistols, there in your rifles. I’m here for either one.
TEN BEARS: These things you say we will have, we already have.
JOSEY: That’s true. I ain’t promising you nothing extra. I’m just giving you life and you’re giving me life. And I’m saying that men can live together without butchering one another.
TEN BEARS: It’s sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues. There is iron in your word of death for all Comanche to see. And so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron, it must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life… or death.
Protect the truffle! PROTECT THE TRUFFLE OF GENESIS!!!