That picture actually came from a moment after I’d said cut, where the girls were laughing, as were we all, and they just hugged. And our nice photographer was there to capture it.  We actually looked at editing out my voice, and keeping that moment in the movie, but we thought the near-kiss that immediately follows it would be more tense if they hadn’t just cuddled like that. But it’s good that the photo exists, it makes me happy, and I’m glad it makes others happy.

- Ol Parker

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"Whatever your talent is, don’t be embarrassed by it. For the love of God, embrace it, share it, do what you want with it. It’s amazing, so never hide behind it."

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lielabell:

jamespmberry:

I think the reason a lot of Teen Wolf fans hate Teen Wolf is because you can see the potential in every episode and it always falls short of the mark.

THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE.

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Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag some folks.

tagged by: collected-sports-bra

tagging (only do it if you feel like it): Ummm. Do it if you want to! I suck at tagging people. Let’s go with cosmicmindcomics, bleep0bleep, and relenafanel

Name: darthrami 

Nicknames: Rami

Birthday: October 27

Gender: Something

Sexuality: I ID as bisexual. Possibly technically Pan? I always get confused. Hefty dose of Demi- in there, too.

Height: 5’6.5”

Time Zone: Eastern (US)

What time and date is it there: 8:47, August 29

Average hours of sleep I get each night: somewhere around 5 or 6 usually

The last thing I Googled was: text-based search: something for work. google image search: “derek hale”

My most used phrase(s): I had to ask the wife about this, and she says I do, but can’t remember them. “As you do…” maybe. 

First word that comes to mind: blind (IDK)

What I last said to a family member: "Do I say ‘as you do’ or ‘as one does’?"

One place that makes me happy & why: Work. I spent so long working in miserable, soul-sucking, high-pressure environments that I still can’t get over how nice it is to like going to work. Plus, if I’m ever having a bad day, I can go downstairs and get piled with hugs.

How many blankets I sleep under: none at the moment.

Favorite beverage(s): Only one? Water, tea, diet coke, hot chocolate…

The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy

Three things I can’t live without: music, the internet, caffeine

Something I plan to learn: whether I can still curl decently.

A piece of advice for all my followers: Try not to take things too personally. Sure, there will be times other people are purposefully trying to hurt or frustrate you. But most of the time, people are so caught up in their own shit that they don’t even realize it, and defaulting to the belief that they do/are only hurts yourself in the long run.

You all have to listen to this song: a year or so and way too much time spent listening to it to vid it, I’m STILL stuck on “Come With Me Now” I don’t know why it gets me in the gut, but it does.

My Blog(s): Here on tumblr, I’ve got this one, Stiles Campaign, and Slowly Losing Our Minds, where I occasionally post things the child does/says. I have a personal wordpress blog, where I almost never post anymore, and another personal parenting blog on wordpress, where I haven’t posted in longer than I care to think about. Plus and LJ and a DW, which are similarly neglected.

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whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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notmissmarple:

Also, my co-worker is going to nominate me for the ice bucket challenge.

I suppose it would be unrealistic to nominate Ben Whishaw and Colin Morgan, eh?

I did it, I survived, I did NOT nominate Ben or Colin. :) 

(If you know of me IRL, you can find the video on FB.)

heidi8:

sullymygoodname:

kerryblaze:

framesjanco:

wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness

I feel this way about diet sodas. I’d rather eat dirt.

I feel this way about coffee. I don’t know who brainwashed you all, but GET HELP. (ETA: for full disclosure, I can’t drink wine (allergic) or diet soda (fake sugar does bad things) either.)

I love wine; I love diet coke. I love iced coffee - but hot coffee makes me ill, and I despise both cucumbers and watermelons - smell, taste and consistency. 

Keep your wine, keep your coffee, you will pry my diet coke from my dead cold hands.

(to be fair, for family reasons, I’ve been drinking diet soda since I was 15 or so, and I can’t have most non-diet sodas, so it’s what I’m used to, but regular soda is just so thick and syrupy to me anymore. blech.)

kimmi-watch:

I just had a terrible, wonderful, horrible thought and a glimpse at a storyline that could have played out if Boyd hadn’t been killed off.

What if Violet was Boyd’s sister Alicia that fell through the ice and he thought was dead?

I don’t know if anyone has posted this theory before but she popped up on my dash not long after that post that said Sinqua didn’t know Boyd was being killed off and he thought his storyline was just starting, which had it all fresh in my mind.

So we know Violet was one of the ‘Orphans’, so she has no family. She’s younger than Boyd so that would be why he was supposed to be watching her. What if she fell through the ice but was saved by a passing group of werewolves? What if these weren’t nice werewolves? What if they had plans to kill her and kept her terrified for a few days?

But then hunters came and slaughtered the pack and saved her, training her in their ways to make her the little psychotic hunter she was on the show. These hunters had a thing with saving kids from packs, which is where she met the other ‘Orphans’. This leads me to a whole headcanon where Garrett was actually the infant human son of werewolves and was taken and raised by the hunters when they realised he was human after slaughtering his pack, but always told him that werewolves had killed his parents instead of the truth. But that’s a different story for another time.

Imagine if Boyd had been alive and he was trying to help Scott find Liam and they got to the warehouse but Violet hadn’t been killed. And it had been years but, oh my god, that’s his baby sister. Her scent, while clogged up with the acrid stench of wolfsbane, was a familiar familial scent that brought it all back. Imagine they took her with them and spent days trying to get her to remember her real family.

Imagine another assassin came to strike Boyd’s name off the Dead Pool and Violet was nearly going to be collateral damage but Boyd threw himself in the way of whatever was going to hit her, shouting out ‘Alicia’ just as he did when she fell through the ice and it wasn’t all of her memory but she could remember that. Remembered being with her big brother and feeling so happy, laughing and playing. Remembered falling through the ice. Remembered feeling cold, so so cold. Remembered his arm dipping into the freezing water to try to save her. Remembered reaching up to try to grasp it but being a little too far away. Remembered hearing his muffled voice calling for her and then blacking out. Everything she’d pushed away to try to forget the fear she’d felt when she’d been with the werewolves afterwards. All of this in snippets of flashbacks while Boyd is getting the crap beat out of him by the assassin.

Imagine Violet clenching her teeth and getting up, defending her big brother against the assassin. Imagine her beating him bloody while telling him that no one messed with her big brother.

Imagine the two of them finding their way back together. Imagine her trying to overcome her fear of him now that he’s a werewolf thanks to what happened to her. Imagine her fighting off the training she was given by the hunter. Imagine her finally remembering enough for him to bring home to their family. Imagine the tears and hugs all around and the happiness. 

So much we could have had, ripped out of our hands before we even had a chance to have it.

And they say fanfic has nothing to do with the show. I came up with this storyline in five minutes. Has everything to do with the show.

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threelisabeth:

so sorry for my delayed response to this email, i have been very swamped being a confused and frightened idiot who can’t do basic life tasks like respond to her emails

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Q

demotu asked:

You should totally post your deaf fanfic essay! I need it for reasons. :D

A

teaforlupin:

dontsleepsharks:

thecoggs:

Obviously the best way to write a d/Deaf character is to do what you would with any character and make them a three dimensional person and not just have them be d/Deaf for angst or H/C—make them a real person with real traits outside of this d/Deafness.

I tried to reign in this essay to make it specifically focused on d/Deaf!fic and specifically a list of things I would label as Don’ts. That said, Not all of this list is inherently inaccurate or bad, it’s just often written from a place of misunderstanding or ignorance.

A good example is the ways interpreters are used (or, rather, almost never used) in stories. Are there situations that would ideally have a professional interpreter, however d/Deaf people will often have to make do without? Of course! But then write that as someone making do, not as just the way things are.

This all comes with the immense caveat that I am a hearing person and so take all of this with a block of salt (and anon is always on if you want to come at me with corrections).

Lip Reading: 

-Being able to lip read when someone isn’t looking directly at them.
-Being able to lip read large groups that are talking at the same time.
-Being able to lip read in low light situations.
-Being able to lip read all people easily and instantly.
-Being able to lip read perfectly, without stress.
-Being able to lip read from great distances.

Hearing Aids/Cochlear Implants: 

-Hearing aids/CI working all the time, without issue.
-Hearing aids/CI being a miracle cure.
-Hearing aids/CI giving you the exact hearing level of a hearing person.
-What happens when the hearing aids/CI are removed/die never being addressed.

Acquisition of ASL:

-Hearing people learning ASL incredibly fast.
-Hearing people related to the d/Deaf person all being fluent ASL users.
-Hearing people being able to understand ASL perfectly, even if they just started learning it.
-Hearing people learning ASL solely from the internet/another hearing person and never interacting with the Deaf community.

ASL Mistakes:

-Not treating ASL as a separate language from English, with it’s own distinct grammar and rules.
-Conflating PSE/Signed English with ASL.
-Excluding or not acknowledging the importance of NMS (Non-Manual Signs) from ASL, in particular facial expression and mouth morphemes.
-People talking while signing or only signing one or two words being presented as ASL.

Deaf Community:

-Not having the Deaf community present at all.
-No consideration for the difference between deaf and Deaf or oral d/Deaf people and non-oral d/Deaf people.
-Not mentioning the ways in which d/Deaf people use technology to communicate.
-Not mentioning Deaf community norms, such as shoulder tapping/stamping/light flickering for attention, eye lines being crucial, long goodbyes, etc.
-Not giving a deaf character a Deaf identity or not adding context for why they don’t have one.
-Hearing people acting in audist ways and not being called on/that being seen as a good thing.
-Not having common frustrations with hearing people addressed (such as a hatred of “never mind”)
-Not consider background, such as if they were mainstreamed or attended a Deaf school.

Interpreters:

-Not having any interpreters at all for people who sign.
-Not having any interpreters in a story where an interpreter would be required by law in the USA. 
-Having unqualified people interpret, such as friends or family. 
-Interpreters existing solely for the d/Deaf person, with no voice interpreting ever happening.
-No mention of existing interpreting technologies, such as VRS.
-Interpreters not being seen as a standard accommodation, but something “special”.

Deaf 101 Resources:

-What’s it like to be DEAF?
-My Deaf Family
-Quiet Campus
-What’s it’s like to be deaf from birth?
-CODA Brothers: Deaf Driving

Just as an addition, thecoggs volunteered to field questions about writing d/Deaf characters and/or point out resources, if folks are interested.

kryptaria
and
zooeyscigar
, some more useful resources!