“I’ve been very aware ever since I was a child how futile it is to start categorising. I know that sexually I am a lot more drawn to women than I am to men. But I do find it hard to define myself, because as soon as you state one thing, you deny everything else. Some people know exactly who they are and what they want to do. I don’t have that. I feel wider… not deeper or cleverer or anything, just wider…”—
See, this is what I just adore about Rupert. He’s so open about these things. Most actors won’t bring up sexuality at all, but Rupert’s so comfortable discussing these things and he’s just so sincere and honest about himself.
wtf are you even doing? i’m trying to at minimum seem like i’m paying attention, but all i can do is crack up every time i look over at you. since you’re sitting in front of me and in my line of vision, that’s a lot. the professor probably thinks we’re both nuts (you very well may be nuts, but i’m just reacting!). please stop.
OFFER YOUR GUEST TEA AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE - GIVE THEM THE LARGER MUG, BECAUSE THEN THEY CAN HAVE MORE TEA IN IT, AND MORE TEA IS BETTER - OFFER THEM MORE TEA AS SOON AS THEY HAVE FINISHED THEIR MUG OF TEA, BECAUSE MORE TEA IS BETTER.
IF SOMEONE LOOKS STRESSED, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF SOMEONE LOOKS UPSET, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF SOMEONE LOOKS TIRED, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF SOMEONE HAS JUST COME IN FROM THE RAIN, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF SOMEONE HAS JUST RECEIVED BAD NEWS, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF YOU ARE WATCHING TV WITH SOMEONE AND THERE IS AN ADBREAK, OFFER TO MAKE THEM TEA. IF YOU ARE MAKING YOURSELF TEA, OFFER TO MAKE EVERYONE ELSE TEA.
IF SOMEONE IS NOT CURRENTLY HOLDING A MUG OF TEA, DOUBLE CHECK THAT THAT IS AN INTENTIONAL STATE OF AFFAIRS, AND THEY DO NOT, IN FACT, WANT A CUP OF TEA.
Day 1:Write a biography your life. Only use a seven word sentence.
Day 2:Create a character. Write a brief scene of them in a setting. Also use this paragraph to introduce the character to the reader by how they react to their setting.
Day 3: Think about the character you created for Day 2. Write their seven word biography.
Day 4: What world does your character exist in? Real or imagined? Scientific? Fantastical? Write a scene where your character is shown in their world.
Day 5: Your character is getting ready in the morning. Write a scene of their morning (or even mid day) routine.
Day 6:How was your characters childhood? Write a scene about them as a child. How was their home life? Their family? Their upbringing? Where did they grow up? What friends did they have?
Day 7: FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 8:What about their earlier school days? Write a scene of your character in grade school or middle school.
Day 9:How was your characters first kiss? Who with? Where was it? How old were they? Write the scene.
Day 10: Your character has dreams, ambitions, and goals dont they? What are they? What are they doing to achieve them? Write a scene that shows these aims.
Day 11: What does your character do on a daily basis? What is their job? Do they have one? Write a scene from a normal day in your characters life.
Day 12: What does your character do when their day isnt a normal day? Write a scene where something goes amiss in your characters day to day life.
Day 13: Your character has a whole day off to do whatever they want. Write a scene of them enjoying this free day.
Day 14: FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 15: Your character is upset. What about? How does it affect them? Does anyone come to comfort them? Write a scene where your character is distraught.
Day 16: Your character is going on a trip. Where to? Who with, if anyone? Why are they going on a trip? Write a scene of them either getting ready or departing on their journey.
Day 17: Your character has fallen in love. With who? Is it serious? Are they in a relationship with this person? How did they meet? Write a scene of your character either contemplating this significant other or directly interacting with them.
Day 18: Your character has a conversation with an influential person in their life. It can be a parent, a teacher, a mentor, anyone your character looks up to. Why are they having the conversation? Write the scene.
Day 19: Today is a day that will change your characters life forever. What course of events occurs? How does your character react? Write a scene from this day.
Day 20: Your character is in a new place. What brought them there? Why are they there? How are they reacting to this change of scenery? Write a scene of your character in this new place.
Day 21:FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 22:Today is the end of an era in your characters life. How do they feel about this? What is happening today? Write a scene of your character on this day.
Day 23: Write a scene between your character and another character of your choice (whether brought up previously in the other scenes or not) using only dialog. The setting and situation is up to you, but you cannot not use descriptive exposition, only dialog.
Day 24: Write, in second person, a dream your character is having. Whether it be a nightmare or something happier, describe the dream in its entirety.
Day 25: Today, your character is saying goodbye to someone. Who are they saying goodbye to? Why? Are they emotional? Are they going away or is the other person? Write the scene.
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”—Pearl S. Buck
1/2 cup coconut milk or yogurt (or milk/light cream)
A pinch of stevia powder (or 1-2 Tbsp. sugar)
Flavoring of your choice*
1/2 cup salt
Pint-sized Ziplock bag
Gallon Ziplock bag
Mix the milk/yogurt, sweetener, and flavoring together and pour it in the pint-sized bag. Make sure it’s well sealed—triple check. Set it aside. Fill the gallon-sized bag about half-full with ice. Pour the salt on top of the ice. Put the pint-sized bag into the gallon bag. Seal the gallon bag well—again, triple check. Wrap the bag in a towel or put on some gloves, then shake the bag vigorously (but not too hard, or you’ll puncture the milk bag). Check it after about 5-10 minutes: when it’s hard, it’s ready to eat; if not, keep shaking.
*For flavoring: I usually just blend the milk with about a 1/2 scoop of flavored protein powder or a handful of fruit. You could also use 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp mint extract, or a little coffee. (Also, although you can just put stuff on top, if you wait until the ice-cream is semi-hard, you can quickly fold in cacao or carob chips, honey ribbon, chopped nuts, etc.)
AND, if you have a toddler or youngish child: double the recipe, put on your kid’s favorite song, give them the bag, and let them have a blast. You get labor-free ice cream, the cutest performance on the planet, and a very happy munchkin to share a snack with.
James:Heyyy bff you should totally be our secret keeper yeah??
Sirius:Nah dude. My animagus form, the reflection of my innermost soul, is a dog, the most loyal animal ever. You should probably go with guy who turns into a rat instead, the universal symbol for betrayal.
James:Ahh yeah dude you're right omg kay cool thanks bro