DANIEL CHOSE TO WEAR A CARDIGAN DURING THE ROOM OF REQUIREMENT SCENES IN THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX SO THAT HE LOOKED MORE LIKE LUPIN BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT LUPIN WAS THE ONLY REAL EDUCATIONAL TEACHER HARRY EVER RESPECTED AND LEARNT FROM AND ITS DETAILS LIKE THAT WHICH CRUSH MY SOUL
I had to look long and hard for this but YES IT IS ACTUALLY TRUE
if you’re reading this i hope something good happens to you today
I know we got to see Tom Riddle in the books but imagining Voldemort acting like a teenager is so weird.
Voldemort getting asked to Hogsmeade multiple times a week because he is hot and charming and mysterious.
Voldemort stressing out because he fucked up on a Potions exam.
Voldemort with mates who occasionally call out to him like, “Oi, Tommy.”
Voldemort attending a Quidditch match or even playing in it? (Guys what if Voldemort played Quidditch oh my god I can’t handle it.)
Voldemort running a Prefect meeting and going on a patrol and seeing Muggle-borns and giving them detention instead of killing them because that is what prefects do.
Voldemort drinking firewhiskey for the first time and getting drunk off his arse and throwing up and ruining his shoes and having a massive hangover the next day.
- Write the ending first. This gives you a destination. You may eventually change the ending but having a goal is more helpful than you can imagine.
- Choose your antagonist before you choose your protagonist. Beginner writers tend to either have a story idea without an antagonist, or they create one-dimensional villains who do not suit the hero’s story.
- Give your characters physical story goals. A physical story goal is one that can be experienced through the five senses. Your protagonist and antagonist should have story goals in opposition to one another.Example: The villain wants to destroy the hero’s company. The hero wants to save his company. The intangible story goals, such as ambition or finding inner strength, will be revealed as a result of this conflict.
- Decide on a genre and stick to it. It is disappointing to a reader if he or she picks up a romance novel and it turns into a serial killer thriller. Research genre expectations, word count, etc.
- Write a synopsis. This should not be longer than two pages. Tell the whole story. Do not include back story. If you cut out unnecessary details here you will save time. You will also be able to stick to the story. It sounds romantic when writers say they let the characters show them the story. I have found these writers seldom finish novels as they are always trying out new things. This sounds creative but it is disheartening when you are trying to become a published author.
- Be disciplined with settings. Introduce major settings in the first quarter of your book. It is unnerving when authors introduce a new setting a few chapters from the end of the novel.
- Stick to two supporting characters. Amalgamate extra characters into one person. Your protagonist does not need three best friends and five love interests. The rules of story-telling require simplicity. Readers get bored when they are introduced to too many characters in one book.
- Break your story into scenes. Become a film director and construct the scenes. Ruthlessly cut out any you don’t need to move the story forward.
- Wrap it up and write ‘The End’. End the story as soon after your protagonist has achieved his or her story goal as possible. Don’t explain what has happened and summarise the plot. Your reader is not stupid.
- He wins but… The best endings in commercial and literary fiction, as well as memoirs, are when the protagonist achieves his story goal but… Examples: Clarice Starling catches Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs but Hannibal escapes; The pigs take over the farm from the humans in Animal Farm but they have become indistinguishable from them; In Long Walk To Freedom, Nelson Mandela achieves a free South Africa but ends the book with the message that there is another long walk ahead.
Robe à l’Anglaise
The Kyoto Costume Institute
art history meme. 7/7 sculptures & other media
east doors of the florence baptistery
"the gates of paradise", 1401-1421
In 1401, Bartolo informed Ghiberti, who had left Florence during a brief outbreak of the plague, that the Baptistery in Florence was commissioning a second set of bronze doors. Seven finalists, including Ghiberti, worked for a year to depict in bronze the story of Abraham’s call to sacrifice his son Isaac. In the end, it came down to two artists, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi’s version emphasized the violence, while Ghiberti devised a calmer, more lyrical composition.
To our eyes, the Brunelleschi seems more powerful and “modern.” But Brunelleschi’s determination to cram as many attention-grabbing devices into one work may have seemed willful to 15th-century Florentine jurors. Certainly, Ghiberti’s craftmanship was superior; unlike Brunelleschi, who soldered his panel from many separate pieces of bronze, Ghiberti cast his in just two, and he used only two-thirds as much metal—a not-inconsiderable savings. The combination of craft and parsimony would have appealed to the practical-minded men of the Calimala.
By his own account, Ghiberti won the competition outright; but Brunelleschi’s first biographer says that the jury asked the two men to collaborate and Brunelleschi refused. Ghiberti took on the job. It would occupy him for the next two decades. (x)
Costume designed by Chloe Obelensky for Claude Winter in the 1974 production of Jean Giraudoux’s Ondine
From the Centre National du Costume de Scene
How convenient that JK Rowling made Tom Marvolo Riddle equal I Am Lord Voldemort when it’s obviously supposed to be Mr. Tom, A Dildo Lover.
Dial consisting of a disk engraved on both sides. The recto bears markings for the zodiac signs, months, and days. On it rotates a circle divided into 29 parts and carrying two indexes; on this circle is a small rotating disk fitted with a gnomon, a compass, and an index with the French inscription - Ligne de foy - [line of trust]. On this side the instrument could be used either as a sundial or a nocturnal. The verso carries the hour lines and a small tilting gnomon. There is a suspension ring. The inscriptions in French and the word - Pign - engraved on the index suggest the instrument was made by a craftsman named Pineau, on whom we have no information. Probable provenance: Medici collections
A small project. .5 black pen, watercolor and acrylic.
Here is something I made on the spur of the moment yesterday. Ignore the peculiar way I hold my paintbrushes.
You are seriously such a talented artist! ♥