"It party time! Let's groove it! Pain remains and will not go away" (This is the best shirt I own)

I'm Erin, I'm a 23 year old human, I live in London. I am a filmmaker, writer, and homo.

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I intended to keep this blog for all kinds of things, but it's basically being used to keep tabs on all my favourite photos of Sherlock and various Avengers.

I like children's books and escapism and building dens.

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portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”  
Bethlehem, PA
 

portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’” 

Bethlehem, PA

 

Anonymous asked
i was goin watch porn but instead i read ur poems

sorryexcuseforsorry:

I’m speechless

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this fucking flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.

unclefather:

i don’t read “uwu” as a smiley face in my head i read it as “ooo woo”

I have literally no idea what the fuck kind of face it’s supposed to look like. Is it closed eyes with fangs? Is that what uwu is??

it-grrl:

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE


"Saw the Really Tall Cats walking like this and everyone seemed really impressed.  Guess it’s worth trying out."

it-grrl:

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

"Saw the Really Tall Cats walking like this and everyone seemed really impressed. Guess it’s worth trying out."

dangervvank:

"what music are you into?"
"i like this! it’s very grown up…"

definitelydope:

By Agata Serge

The kind of person I want to put in a film set in a rural welsh fishing village in the 70s

desidere:

cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

mitchwagner:

She’s having three sandwiches and two pieces of fruit for lunch? I like a gal who can eat.

mitchwagner:

She’s having three sandwiches and two pieces of fruit for lunch? I like a gal who can eat.

iwood27 asked
Will you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?

fishingboatproceeds:

Probably not, partly because I am still recovering from meningitis and so the thought of doing anything out of bed is a bit overwhelming, but also for other reasons. I worry this makes me a totally humorless party pooper, but… 

ALS is a terrible disease and there isn’t enough research money devoted to it. Raising money for ALS research is important, and while some people complain that the whole ice bucket challenge thing is mere slacktivism, the ALS Association has raised millions of dollars it otherwise wouldn’t have raised. And that’s great. This has been an extremely successful campaign, and I think it’s wonderful.

That said, I have mixed feelings about tying fundraising (or awareness campaigns) to stuff like the ice bucket challenge. Here’s the question: Why are we raising money for ALS instead of raising money for pediatric cancer research or food aid or for domestic violence shelters?

I feel like the answer to that question ought to be, “We’re raising money for ALS because ALS research is underfunded and can benefit from these resources,” not, “We’re raising money for ALS because the ice bucket challenge is a thing on the Internet right now.” If our philanthropy is dictated only by what happens to bubble up to the surface of the Internet’s consciousness, we’re not making careful choices about how to distribute our limited resources. 

And when it comes to charity, everyone has limited resources. Whether you give $5 or $5,000,000 a year to charities, there will always be good causes you cannot fund. So you need a very good answer to the question, “Why did you donate to X and Y?” because there will always be a Z—a very worthy Z—to which you did not donate.

This is not meant in any way to diss those who’ve participated in the ice bucket challenge: it’s an important cause and it has been tremendously successful. And I certainly don’t want to strip the joy of giving and sharing from charity. Sarah and I are just focused on trying to make sure our giving is driven by need and the opportunity to create lasting change.

EDIT: Tumblr user mockmewithgrace points out that it isn’t just a question of donating to X over Z; campaigns like the ice bucket challenge raise the total amount of money donated to charity; i.e., money that would otherwise be spent on beer instead gets donated to ALS research. This is a key point that I failed to consider above; I wrongly imagined charity as a kind of zero-sum game. And insofar as campaigns like this increase the total amount given to charity, they are I think unqualified successes.

I’m glad John added the edit at the bottom there, because I was thinking about this today and I think there’s a huge difference between sitting down with your partner and deciding how you can best divide your annual income between charities, and someone who doesn’t have a guaranteed income deciding to donate to charity as a spur of the moment thing.

I have donated to emergency appeals in the past (usually ‘send a text to this number to donate £5’ kinda thing) because that’s easy for me to calculate on the spot - Like, “I was planning on buying lunch today but instead I could just steal some toast from the office kitchen and then I can afford to send this text.” 

I think some people will donate one-off to a charity and then not revisit it. To others it’s like a gateway donation, which leads to them realising that they can afford to spend money on charity. 

edwardspoonhands:

notational:

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

For educational purposes only. You can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010): youtu.be/g-SL4ejpP94
Noah (2013): vimeo.com/81257262
Transformers: the Premake (2014): youtu.be/dD3K1eWXI54

Music:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - In Motion (from The Social Network)
David Arnold & Michael Price - On the Move (from Sherlock)
Daft Punk - End of Line (from Tron: Legacy)
Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT!! Watch this. I wrote my thesis on the relationship between the internet and physical space and my views on it have evolved dramatically since then, but investigating how it is portrayed in film is such a cool way of analyzing it. Still much work to be done…I can’t wait to watch the first movie that takes place entirely on the internet.

Fun Sherlock facts - When I interviewed the editor of Sherlock, Charlie Philips, for a case study at university, I was really surprised that the text-on-screen thing wasn’t planned in advance. 

"Two weeks into shooting the first ever episode of Sherlock, Paul McGuigan came into my edit suite, flumped down of the sofa and said "no way am I going to shoot two thousand cutaways of telephones, what can we do instead?" Recalls Charlie. Paul suggested just putting the emails and texts on screen with the action, but Charlie was unconvinced that they could make it look good. "The first bit of rushes he shot with John receiving a text, I glued it to the wall, using the tracking tool in avid, so as the camera panned about it stayed on the wall … And everybody, literally everybody, that came in and saw it said ‘oh I really like that!’”

At the time that they began experimenting with how they could get around not wanting to use cutaways, Stephen Moffat was still working on the first episode of Sherlock and after seeing what had been done in the scene in which John receives a text, Charlie says that he went back to the Lady in Pink searching scene, “and wrote all of those little bits of text into the script. So then … after having fairly simply put a bit of text on the walls suddenly I had a script with text flying all over the place.”

(Source: vimeo.com)