Canadian Screen Award 2014 : IT HAPPENED
I know we’re too busy for high school shenanigans these days but I refuse to believe that it isn’t canon that twenty other students are crushing on Scott McCall, gorgeous bike-riding captain of the lacrosse team who could be swimming in his own popularity but instead is just quiet and kind and mysterious and sticks to his little group of friends (one of whom is queen bee Lydia Martin, who has changed so much since Jackson Whittemore left for London and she started hanging out with them).
#let’s discuss the phenomenon that is Scott McCall in the world of high school#you know one day he caught some freshman girl’s textbooks as she dropped them down the stairs#and handed them back to her with a dimpled smile#and now she and her friends whisper and giggle about him in the cafeteria#pack McCall#as this enigmatic clique of super hotties who could be ruling the roost but don’t bother#and no one knows why
Don’t ever use the word ‘soul,’ if possible. Never quote dialogue you can summarize. Avoid describing crowd scenes but especially party scenes.
If you’re doing your job, the reader feels what you felt. You don’t have to tell the reader how to feel. No one likes to be told how to feel about something. And if you doubt that, just go ahead. Try and tell someone how to feel.
You want vivid writing. How do we get vivid writing? Verbs, first. Precise verbs. All of the action on the page, everything that happens, happens in the verbs. The passive voice needs gerunds to make anything happen. But too many gerunds together on the page makes for tinnitus: Running, sitting, speaking, laughing, inginginginging. No. Don’t do it. The verbs tell a reader whether something happened once or continually, what is in motion, what is at rest. Gerunds are lazy, you don’t have to make a decision and soon, everything is happening at the same time, pell-mell, chaos. Don’t do that. Also, bad verb choices mean adverbs. More often than not, you don’t need them. Did he run quickly or did he sprint? Did he walk slowly or did he stroll or saunter?”
"I do call myself a feminist. It’s worth paying attention to the roles that are dictated to us and to realize that we don’t have to fit into those roles. We can be anybody we want to be." [x]
Shadowhunters attacking the Pandemonium Club. From The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
"At that moment the sound of shattering glass filled the room. The French windows burst inward, and the room was suddenly flooded with Shadowhunters in their dark fighting gear. They were driving before them in a screaming, ragged group the vampires who had fled into the garden. As Tessa stared, more Shadowhunters began flooding in from the other doors as well, herding more vampires in front of them, like dogs herding sheep into a pen. De Quincey staggered before the other vampires, his pale face smeared with black ash, his teeth bared. Tessa saw Henry among the Nephilim, easily recognizable by his ginger hair. Charlotte was there too, dressed like a man all in dark fighting gear, like the women pictured in Tessa’s Shadowhunter book. She looked small and determined and surprisingly fierce. And then there was Jem. His gear made him appear all the more startlingly pale, and the black Marks on his skin stood out like ink on paper. In the crowd she recognized Gabriel Lightwood; his father, Benedict; slim black-haired Mrs. Highsmith; and behind them all strode Magnus, blue sparks flying from his hands as he gestured."
Made with watercolors.
Here’s the rest of my 24 illustrations of Clockwork Angel.
Divergent Sneak Peek Part 1 From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD
Tyler Hoechlin & JR Bourne |Wolfsbane| In Laws and Age Gap
JR : "But everything went wrong because my family doesn’t follow the Code”
Divergent premiere red carpet [x]