I’ve always seen Tumblr as a place of refuge when I just want to either escape for a little while or just vent about life. I used to write in a journal relatively frequently, but Tumblr has kind of replaced it. I’m not sure why because I had a journal while I had a Xanga back in the day (remember Xanga? I LOVED that thing) and I wrote wayyyyy more on that than I ever did on Tumblr. I do feel that I’ve lost something writing in my journal (I’m currently on my second journal after completely filling up the first) vs. writing on my Tumblr. It’s not that I’m ever untruthful on here, but to borrow a line from Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movie: “While I can honestly say I told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it.” Whereas my journal was a place for my deepest thoughts and desires that were only for me, I don’t exactly put out everything I’m thinking/feeling on my Tumblr. Some things you just have to keep private and to yourself, you know? Can’t be putting your business out on the street like that lol. Whereas I used to be able to pour out my feelings into my journal, now I just have my Tumblr which is great, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just a little different.
A friend in my writing group passed this along to me. A bible of sorts for aspiring writers:
In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.
From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not use “thought” verbs. These include:…
Always a great read.
TRAILER: “Iron Man 3” (dir. Shane Black)
“I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, I’ve got a great girl, and occasionally I save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”
While it’s hard to say that we’re in desperate need of some more Tony Stark (dude was everywhere in 2012 thanks to “The Avengers”), to say that we’ve missed writer / director Shane Black would be a massive understatement. The screenwriting superstar responsible for quip-tastic action classics like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout” revealed himself to be a wildly talented director with 2005′s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” which starred Robert Downey Jr. as a real thief whose brush with Hollywood transforms him into a fake detective, and ultimately paved the way for Downey to become Iron Man. With “Iron Man 3″ it all comes full circle, as Shane Black gets to re-team with the actor in the Marvel film universe which may never have come to pass without them.
Here’s the new full trailer for “Iron Man 3,” which will kick off the summer movie season May 3, and hopefully infuse the snarkiest of superheroes with the joy and purpose that was so sorely missed in Jon Favreau’s last installment.
I’m digging the hell out of this trailer, but am I the only one who thinks the dialogue sounds unnatural? I can’t believe I’m saying this because Shane Black is an amazing writer, but none of the lines spoken in this trailer, especially by Tony Stark, sound real at all. Who speaks like this? I know Stark is supposed to be snarky, but that doesn’t even sound cool coming from RDJ. Maybe it’s just not having the full context, who knows? I’m a huge Shane Black supporter and I hope this movie kicks ass because you already know this movie is going to do gangbusters at the box office as the first Marvel film since The Avengers.
—by Jorge Luis Borges
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn.
I know that a lot of my recent blog posts have been major bitchfests and I’d just like to thank those of you who haven’t unfollowed me yet lol. I got a fortune cookie earlier this week that said something to the effect of “this would be a good week to write more because you have a way with words” (that’s a HORRENDOUS paraphrase, I apologize lol) so I think I’m going to finish some write ups that I’ve started but haven’t finished. I still haven’t even written a review for Moonrise Kingdom which I saw about a month ago -__- So expect a lot of movie reviews in the near future.
I’ve been majorly slacking on my writing game here on Tumblr. Not that anyone cares, but it matters to me! I do have four, count ‘em, FOUR movie reviews to post up of movies that I just saw recently in theaters (I love that I can watch 4 movies in theaters in a week, I LOVE SUMMER BREAK!). I do have some drafts that I need to polish as well so expect a mildly increased amount of writing on my blog in the near future…
So much to do, but I feel so fucking lazy right nowwwwwww… Maybe if I make a list…
- finish prelab
- finish module 6
- study for assessment midterm
- study for pathopharm quiz on Monday
Well… that’s still a crapload of stuff I have to do but I might as well get on with it. I know that I haven’t been keeping up with my writing on here (but I have been procrastinating with the blogging). I’m already like six posts behind since I said I wanted to do one post per day. I’m going to cheat and count this as one hehe. Definitely trying to start back up with the writing though. I guess I don’t feel like doing anything today because it’s raining and I usually would watch movies on days like these. *sigh*… back to the grind it is…
So we have a big quiz coming up for Pathopharm today and I’m seriously about to die of nerves right now. I think I’ve said this before on Tumblr (not 100% sure) but I wish there was a way for us to show that we know our shit without having to take a test. I swear, one of these days I’m just going to die of a heart attack right before a big test haha. I really ought to be more prudent about these tests/quizzes. I mean I’m not doing bad (2 A-’s and 1 B), but I just don’t know if I can hold on to these grades if I keep doing what I’m doing. And there’s a lot at stake of course so that’s even more pressure, but everyone has to deal with pressure in their lives. I know that I haven’t been keeping up with my writing on here either, still going to get up a couple reviews and blogs I’ve started but haven’t finished over the next few days. For now, back to studying…
Didn’t do a “writing365” post yesterday because I was literally at home for less than an hour for the whole day and couldn’t write. So to make up for it I’m making this post and another one that shall be posted later today. Anyways, can I just say how pleasantly surprised I am that I had been able to keep up my “writing365” series up until now? I suppose it isn’t THAT hard to jot down some thoughts in about 15 minutes (sometimes more) per day, but I haven’t been that good with the text posts on my Tumblr recently and I’m happy that I haven’t run out of topics to write about. Definitely plan to keep this going for the long run though!
So I was just thinking recently about Tumblr and this thought came to me, “what is it about Tumblr that separates it from other social networking sites?” What is it about Tumblr that inspires such love and community where other places like Twitter or Facebook do not? I think we’ve all seen those posts on Tumblr which bash Facebook or breakdown why other sites are inferior to Tumblr (which are highly amusing if I say so myself lol), but why?
I think that one reason is that Tumblr is a place that we all come to share the things we all love (and, conversely, the things we hate haha). Whether it be a piece of writing that resonates with us, a TV show we used to love as a kid, a movie that we all enjoyed, a song that we really love right now, etc. We see these things and like the post and/or reblog it, sometimes with our own comments.
With Facebook, so much of it feels self-centered in a way that, for some reason, Tumblr usually does not. With Facebook it’s always “I went here on Saturday night” or “look what I just ate!” or (this really grinds my gears) stuff stolen from Tumblr -like pictures, quotes, etc.- and posted on Facebook as their original material/ideas. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Facebook statuses screencapped and put on Tumblr with “ARE YOU SERIOUS?” or “this is why our generation is getting stupider” or whatever else haha. I mean, sure, I’ve seen a few Tumblr ones like that as well, but the Facebook ones seem genuinely like hate whereas the Tumblr ones are usually just plain hilarious like this one.
Tumblr feels like a place to go to share the things you love, whereas Facebook seems like a place to just show off. With Tumblr we post, like, and reblog things because we can relate/connect to it, with Facebook people post because they want other people to notice them and it feels a lot more self-centered. Facebook seems like it’s screaming “me, me, me!” whereas Tumblr is saying “hey guys remember how awesome this was!?”
Also, with Tumblr, we choose which people we want to follow. We choose to follow someone because we like what they post about and want to see more from them. Sure there might be some people you follow because you know them or some people who just follow everybody in hopes of becoming “Tumblr famous,” but generally speaking you choose to follow someone because you like what they post.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not “Tumblr famous” haha. Whenever I see someone like or reblog something I put on my Tumblr I still get that little feeling of “oh, they liked the same thing I did!” I generally tend to “like” a lot of posts from people I follow but it’s never to be like “I hope they follow me!” or “maybe they’ll start to like my posts!” or any other motive other than “I really liked/loved this post.”
I’m not necessarily saying that Facebook/Twitter is useless (I do have a Facebook and Twitter account after all haha), but only that Tumblr seems to be the one social networking site I’m a part of that inspires a lot more community and love than the others. Tumblr is a lot different than other blogging sites I’ve been a part of in the past and it just feels like there’s something special with this one, you know?
I feel like I write about how so much has changed over the past few years, but with my 5000th post there’s actually a reason to do so haha. It’s kind of amazing to think how far I’ve come since starting this Tumblr (I looked it up, my first post was 6/26/09, exactly 2 years and 4 months ago). I remember moving over to Tumblr because no one was using Xanga anymore (I LOVED that thing!). My early days were filled with more text posts, I went through a brief phase of nothing but reblogs, and now I think I’ve found a happy medium although I wish I had more inspiration to write nowadays.
I’m going to make an effort to post more personal stuff, not just a bunch of random fucking picture reblogs. If I do reblog, I want to know why I did it and I want it to mean something to me. I want this blog to be a reflection of what I love and who I was at the time, like a little time capsule I can look back on.
Anyways, in celebration of my 5000th post, here’s a list of people who have cool blogs. I’ve enjoyed these blogs very much and they’ve helped me pass the time, learn something, and/or entertained me greatly. Thank you very much! You keep Tumblr entertaining for me!
I saw someone’s blog and thought “hey they have a pretty cool blog, maybe I’ll follow them” and then I saw their review of Drive. This person liked the movie but then proceeded to spoil the film with reckless abandon. FUCK THAT SHIT. I have no love for motherfuckers who just spoil shit without even the courtesy of a “read more” break or a warning SMH.
I thought I was looking at stuff I had posted and I saw this sappy text written and I thought “wait… WHAT!? I never wrote that!” and it turns out I was looking at my dashboard -_- hahaha.
As a child, love was such an idealized entity. Your parents loved each other. Your parents loved you. You loved your puppy and your teddy bear. As you get older things change as naturally as the leaves change in the fall. Maybe your parents don’t love each other anymore. Maybe your puppy died and…
I was browsing through my archives and looking through my earliest posts on Tumblr and man! For the beginning it was about 85% text posts and barely any pictures. Now? It’s gotten to the point where it’s about 50/50, which is pretty good considering I think I went 85% reblogs/pictures for a while. I’m writing more now but when I first started Tumblr it was almost all text posts, that and my posts were a lot less frequent. I mean there’s nothing wrong with picture reblogs, but where did all that motivation to write go? Do I just have nothing left to say? (clearly not) I should make more of an effort to jot down ideas that pop in my head in my notebook.