"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
Excerpt taken from a study I was brainstorming when I was starting to fall asleep monday. It’s supposed to be on arts perception by those in STEM fields…
“…Did you participate in the visual arts as a child?
If so, did you have formal lessons?
Do you believe you have a chance stealing your childhood back?
Do you believe you have a chance of stealing your own child back?
This one is a mega-heist gone wrong.”
Dear white people,
I notice you’re having a hard time describing your own skin tone.
Sure, you’ve got tanned, pale, freckled, ruddy, and so on, but those are all modifiers that depend on a basic understanding of what white skin looks like in the first place, and they don’t really deliver on the description of the exact shade in question.
Even your most specific terms that reference actual things - such as peachy, rosy, creamy, and olive-toned - don’t really offer a direct color comparison so much as a vague color palette.
I guess white people could be considered peach-ish. I dunno, I’m not really seeing it. This looks more like an inspiration board for a painting of white people than the actual palette you’re going to use.
White people, you are overestimating your pinkness. Also, roses come in many colors, including yellow, white, and dark red.
If your skin literally looks like this, you are either a vampire or in dire need of medical intervention. Even the most untanned bits of white people are not literally the color of milk products. Also, please keep in mind that using the word creamy carries connotations of “smooth-textured” and “tasty.” Choose wisely, white people.
And here we have the actual olives that “olive-toned” is supposed to refer to. You’re damn lucky I know what çislik olives are, because there are a ton of people out there who have only ever seen green and black olives, and have spent their lives really confused by this comparison.
Given how unfailingly you compare brown people’s skin to extremely specific shades of wood, spices, and cocoa products, I understand how important knowing someone’s exact skin tone is to you, white people. This lack of descriptive vocabulary for your own skin tones must gnaw at your very souls.
Luckily, I have a solution for you!
First off, I find paint swatch names to be very evocative! Why not go with “oak buff” or “cheddar biscuit”? In fact, you can even buy some and paint up a wall if you want to see what it looks like in real life! Please remember to include the paint number (and possibly the brand) in your description for clarity.
Next, are you sure you’ve explored the full range of oatmeal products?
Don’t forget, pigs are very widespread and recognizable! Of course, they do come in darker shades too, so you ought to be careful to describe the exact pinkness of the pig in question.
Bald cats are also a pretty close match, and they even have the right texture, especially for older characters! Remember, white skin is a very noticeable physical detail, and you’ll want to bring it up whenever you’re describing your characters, so it helps to have a lot of different things to compare it to!
But in all seriousness, eggs are probably the best comparison. As you can see, they cover a decent range of white-people tones, and I’m sure that with enough time spent in the freezer aisle, you too can find one that matches you.
P.S. Don’t get it? Here’s the joke.
Why does everyone romanticize the concept of having mixed babies?
- Not all mixed babies are from “love marriages”, loving marriages, Romeo-and-Juliet marriages, or even marriages at all. I was born out of wedlock and my parents later broke up.
- Not all mixed babies are proud to be who they are. I cannot emphasize this enough; when I was growing up I was ashamed to be half white because I was told that my white side was the reason why I was hairy, had too-big eyebrows, my hair wasn’t black or shiny or long enough, my eyes were too big, and I didn’t look like the Asian girls at my school.
- One of the hardest parts of being mixed is feeling like you’re not ____ enough. It’s like race is an app, you got the lite version of that app, and you’re constantly jealous of everyone with the full version.
- Mixed babies are not “ambassadors” or whatever. Everyone who says this, shut up. Being mixed doesn’t mean I’m automatically a polyglot (though I am one — but the languages I speak better aren’t Chinese ones), a diplomat, or whatever the hell you mean by “ambassador”.
- Being half white sucks donkey balls, and I say this from experience.
I’m gonna get so much hate for this but you know, whatever
- Mixed people do not have “the best of both worlds”. More like exclusion from both worlds, as both of my “worlds” have always made me feel like a freak.
- Sometimes when I say to people that I’m Asian, the first thing they say to me is “You don’t look Asian”, and you have NO IDEA how much that hurts.
And this is one of the many reasons (don’t think it’s the only one, I have a looooong list) why I’m hesitant to have kids. So many of my friends make comments about mixed babies, but all of my mixed friends are pretty reluctant about the topic. I’m all for interracial relationships and I love the man with more than I can say, but it certainly makes me hesitate when mixed people tell me it hurts.
Besides the fact that deciding to have kids is a hard decision, as a parent would you feel guilty bringing a kid into a difficult situation?
*questions I wrangle with when I’ve had a few too many*
i am very proud of you for waking up today. you are very brave. existing can be hard sometimes and that is okay. i am proud of you even if all you did today was exist. i am proud of you for existing.
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
a film starring rinko kikuchi, lupita nyong’o, natalie dormer, lucy liu, laverne cox, amber heard, michelle rodriguez, nicole beharie and ellen page as either an all female heist team or the world’s first all female super team