Archive for October, 2015

Aftermath of the age post

Friday, October 30th, 2015







Remember that post about the ages? Well, here it is, all nice and organized for your reference.
If you don’t see yourself on this list, congrats and my condolences, you’re in the average of 25! You’re an adult! Celebrate! (Or cry, your preference.)

The Higher Council (40+)
lies 54
Redshoesnblueskies 50
War-rig-ace 46
thebyrchentwigges 44
polecat-flyer 42
threnodycatkins 42
schwarmeri1 41

The Elders (30-40)
titaniumginger 38
ooksaidthelibrarian 36
bassfanimation 36
bulletfarming 35
sheliesshattered 35
wherethehipposdrome 34
warrpig 34
geekfather 34
we-are-the-stories 33
allthisandtea 33
philosophyofshh 33
encounter-bein 33
rogue-warboy 32
fangirlicizing 32
c0rc0dis 32
sqwace 31
ahimsa-bitches 31
twiggerzimmer 31
in throughthesunroof 30
singoalla 30
bluyjay 30
fearlesslyloyal 30

Warpups (20 and lower)
dyinghistoric 20
totally-lesbigay 19
wanderingnork 19
a-study-in-warboys 19
thelonglostwanderers 19
suxtoluvnux 19
wasteland-warchild 18
warboysadrift 18
nuxable-headcanons 18
what-a-nuxy-day 18
sokol-dyun 18
creepydudesinthedesert 17
rooks-moonbears 17
silenthillcoffeebeans 16
mad-max-wargirl 16
plickly 16
chrometeethandshinystories 15
phoenixthunderbirds 15
no-im-a-fucking-unicorn 13

@rossen-wolf 20
@ride-furious 18

@wastelandwip 34

So the 21-29 year olds don’t count? What does that make us, War Boy poop?

Also, @xenowhore is like 32 or something.

(I’m 31)

Joining @xenowhore in the “hey what about me” corner… Still 44 and damn proud of it too! (Also stay tuned for @wastelandelders to become a thing, will be reaching out to you other old people soon for input!)

I win!

I was going to correct it (being only 53), but then I realized it was because I’d followed the lead of the previous posters who were saying things like “23 in May”. So I’d reblogged with “54 in March”.

It’s fun to be back among the ranks of those who look forward to the joy of being older, and hence inflate, rather than deflate, their age.

Also, I believe @redshoesnblueskies said something like “fiftymumblemumble”, so there’s still hope there.

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jamexmcavoy: George [Miller] just showed the truth of who we…

Friday, October 30th, 2015


George [Miller] just showed the truth of who we are as women, and that’s even more powerful. Women thrive in being many things. We can be just as dark and light as men. We’re more than just nurturers, more than just breeders, we’re just as conflicted. Not to brag, but I think women are better at embracing the dichotomy of the yin and yang than men. – Charlize Theron

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catonhottinroof: Karl Nordström  Vinternatt (Klar afton pе…

Thursday, October 29th, 2015


Karl Nordström 

Vinternatt (Klar afton pе senvinteren)

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Inspired by this.

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Inspired by this.

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bqrton: FEMALE AWESOME MEME ↣ [1/10] females in a movie »…

Thursday, October 29th, 2015



[1/10] females in a movie » Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)

“You talk of feeling idle and useless. Imagine how that is compounded when one has no hope and no choice of any occupation whatsoever.”

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the-wolf-and-moon: Sharpless 308

Thursday, October 29th, 2015


Sharpless 308

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yulinkuang: sylvia-morris-reblogs: yulinkuang: sylvia-morris: …

Thursday, October 29th, 2015





Angie & Zahra

go watch it right now. it’s 10 minutes long. you probably have 10 minutes.

SYLVIA THIS IS WONDERFUL. The original draft of the final scene was of Angie and Zahra hanging up a sign, but we couldn’t actually film an exterior wide because of how close the door was to the window, so we retooled the scene to be them discussing the sign instead. It is lovely to see this.



Behind the scenes:

 – I mostly just let myself go with all the cheesy stuff I would normally never touch which was lots of fun.

 – Also, multi-person poses are hard:

Reblogging because seeing the behind the scenes to this art is quite cool!

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pbsthisdayinhistory: October 27, 1858: President Theodore…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


October 27, 1858: President Theodore Roosevelt Is Born

On this day in 1858, Teddy Roosevelt was born in New York City. 

Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the most prominent members of one of the most important families in American history. Theodore and Franklin occupied the White House for nineteen of the first forty-five years of the twentieth century, years during which much of the modern world – and the modern state – was created. They shared an unfeigned love for people and politics and a willingness to defy class prejudices to help create a true democracy of equal opportunity.

Along with Eleanor, Theodore’s best-loved niece and Franklin’s wife, all three overcame personal obstacles as they independently – and collectively – transformed the model of a nation’s responsibility to its citizens and the wider world.

Take a look at a timeline of key events during Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s lifetimes using photos, quotes, and clips from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

Image: Official White House portrait by John Singer Sargent

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outvade: Somebody’s Home by llari Tuupanen outvade

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


Somebody’s Home by llari Tuupanen


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sylvia-morris replied to your photoset:“You thought I was dead, didn’t you? Acting.” …write…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

write it in for the fan canon experiment!!!

That is an excellent idea. I’m on it.

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“You thought I was dead, didn’t you? Acting.”Ryan Bailey, Angie…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

“You thought I was dead, didn’t you? Acting.”

Ryan Bailey, Angie & Zahra

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rachelkiley: WHAT HAPPENED | Rachel Kiley note: This is one…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


WHAT HAPPENED | Rachel Kiley

note: This is one half of a companion fic (what happened / here) to the short films In the Dark (dir. Rachel Kiley) and Angie & Zahra (dir. Yulin Kuang). Read the other half here.

Read more about the Darkness A to Z transmedia experiment here.

Sam stands outside the house, staring up at the broken windows, the tattered door. If anyone asks, he’d say he doesn’t know why he came back here, months after the fact.

But he does know. It was the last place he’d been able to convince himself things would work out. That he could have some semblance of the life he wanted, even in the midst of the chaos the world had been thrown into.

It was the memory that drew him back to this place. He didn’t have much beyond memories these days, anyway.

He was surprised he found it. Emily had always been the one who was good with direction. Just like Iris was good with protecting them. And Emily was good with people. And Iris was good at finding food, and supplies. Well, Iris was good at just about everything. That was one of the things that had drawn him to her. One of the many things. And Sam was… well, he wasn’t. Good at anything, or for anyone. That’s what it came down to, didn’t it?

The fact that the house was still standing almost rivaled his surprise that he’d found it again in the first place. They’d discovered months ago that looters were often one step behind or ahead of them, ransacking whatever buildings they came across. The kind of people who just want to watch the world burn — that’s what Emily had said. She talked poetic like that sometimes. Another thing he can’t do.

He reminds himself that “they” is just “him” now.

“Umm, hi?”

Sam registers the voice with a slower reaction time than a person should have in the midst of an apocalypse, but it’s been awhile since he’s come across another person.

The girl is standing off to the side of the house, a paintbrush in her hand, and he realizes the smell of paint fumes is strong in the air, out of place in a world where everything tends to smell like death and decay.

He blinks.

“I didn’t think it’d still be here.” The words tumble from his own mouth, quiet, scratchy, and part of him knows suddenly inviting this strange peppy girl into the conversation he’d been having inside his own head won’t make any sense, but they were the only words he could think of at the moment. The only ones he was willing to let out, anyway.

His eyes dart back to the front porch, and he can’t help but wonder what words had been let out there, weeks before, to have changed everything so completely.

He wonders if he should have stopped it. If he could have.

If that would have mattered, or if this was all just…some inevitable collision they’d been headed to from the day he first met the girls.

“Are you here for our SAT prep services?” he hears this new girl ask, and he briefly wonders if he actually heard her right.

“What?” Sam shakes his head, trying to make sense, not just of… SAT prep services? Really? But also of these different times his mind keeps jumping between like some confusing and poorly cut movie. “No, I… I shouldn’t have come here.”

His feet carry him back the way he came before he can make the conscious decision to go that way himself, through the yellow grass and towards the trees off in the distance, leaving the confused girl behind him. Wishing he was leaving his thoughts of Iris there with her, too.

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yulinkuang: HERE | Yulin Kuang Note: This is one half of a…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


HERE | Yulin Kuang

Note: This is one half of a companion fic (what happened / here) to the short films Angie & Zahra (dir. Yulin Kuang) and In the Dark (dir. Rachel Kiley). Read the other half here

Read more about the Darkness A to Z transmedia experiment here.

When Angie first meets Sam, she thinks wow, what an attractive idiot.

She’s doing renovations on the house – the gutters need cleaning, the fence is in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint, and the trip-wire by the gate could use some structural support.

He’s hanging by the door, a slightly dazed look in his eyes, his mouth hanging absent-mindedly half-open as he takes in the paint fumes.

“Umm, hi?” she asks, because Angie always greets strangers first.

“I didn’t think it’d still be here,” he mumbles to himself.

“Are you here for our SAT prep services?” She kind of doubts he is; he looks like the kind of guy whose essay would be so bad that it’d be pointless to give him notes because it would never actually be any good.

“What? No, I… I shouldn’t have come here.” He turns and slinks off into the sunset, which actually looks pretty epic from the porch and Angie thinks it’s times like these when she really misses Instagram, #nofilter.

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mostlythemarsh: Conform #obeyHeh.

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yulinisworking: Angie & Zahra | 2015 | short film Angie and…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


Angie & Zahra | 2015 | short film

Angie and Zahra are BFFL’s – Best Friends For Life. Even if life is happening during a zombie apocalypse.

written & directed by Yulin Kuang

Irene Choi as Angie
Yasmine Al-Bustami as Zahra

produced in collaboration with The YouTube Space LA & Skybound Entertainment

companion to: Darkness A to Z Fan-Canon Crossover Transmedia Experiment, written in collaboration with Rachel Kiley

I love these characters dearly and hope you will too. Warning: a little bit more action / scariness than my usual fare, I’d say it’s a supernatural thriller-comedy? Enjoy!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang

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oceanflower2015: Lighthouse at Tillamook, Oregon

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


Lighthouse at Tillamook, Oregon

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yulinkuang: So @rachelkiley and I had a wild brilliant stupid…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


So @rachelkiley and I had a wild brilliant stupid dumb idea just now that tomorrow we might be sitting on a rare opportunity to do something fun! and experimental! and transmedia! and what kind of online creator-types would we be if we didn’t at least try to explore this somehow someway immediately. 


Rachel Kiley and I both recently wrote/directed two very different short films, in collaboration with the YouTube Space LA and Skybound Entertainment for a Halloween Filmmaking Initiative. More about that here. We were given the same location – a decaying house – and told to craft a story that could take place on this set.

In the Dark by Rachel Kiley
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by a deadly virus, three friends must decide how to spend their last night together after one of them is infected. Premiered today, Oct 27, watch here.

Angie & Zahra by Yulin Kuang
A tale of two besties taking on the zombie apocalypse with the power of female friendship. Premiering tomorrow, Oct 28, watch here.

For reasons relating to Rachel and I both coming from fandom backgrounds / fanfiction-writing pasts, we’ve been trading moral support in the form of flash fanfic for each other’s short films during the past few days, and somehow it snowballed today into the idea for a co-written crossover companion fic to both In the Dark and Angie & Zahra.

I’ve always been a fan of expanding story universes and crack!fic and transmedia experiments, SO my proposition is this:


1. Tomorrow at 10am PT, Rachel and I will release our co-written crossover companion fic to In the Dark and Angie & Zahra, one part on my blog and one part on hers. We’ll leave these fics in the tags of our respective short films, as well as in the tumblr tag Darkness A to Z.

2. We invite you (any of you beautiful people who have made it this far into this text post) to also watch both short films and post any crossover crack!fic, headcanons, fanmixes, fanvids, what-have-you into the Darkness A to Z tumblr tag. If we see it and it fits into the (extremely very) loose storyline Rachel and I have agreed upon, we’ll reblog it and add it to the crack!canon universe of In the Dark and Angie & Zahra.

3. This is just for fun! Canon is what you make of it and you are more than welcome to disregard this whole side transmedia experiment because the films were definitely conceived to stand on their own. But neither Rachel or I can remember a time when a fan-canon experiment was able to crossover more than one story universe, so we think this could be something interesting to try. It also occurred to us that we may have just the perfect amount of audience overlap that these fics should exist in the world outside of our private iMessage transcripts.

SO, YEAH. Let’s do a thing, maybe? Or at least @rachelkiley and I will be doing a thing and against our better judgement releasing it out into the world for your general entertainment/bemusement and you are welcome to join if you’re so inclined!

PS In case you’re reading this and have previously only followed either Rachel or me or neither of us (in which case hello! how did you find this?), here’s a quick thing about who we are –

Yulin Kuang is a writer/director, who previously was showrunner for the series Kissing in the Rain and oversaw its accompanying fan-canon transmedia experiment, more about that here and here. You can find her work on Shipwrecked Comedy and YulinisWorking.

Rachel Kiley is a writer/director who previously worked on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Lydia Bennet! and is the co-author of the book The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr.

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dendroica: “Visual checks suggest the cool bird has exited the…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015


“Visual checks suggest the cool bird has exited the launch zone. Tip the rocket sideways and resume the countdown–we’re gonna go find it!”

(via xkcd: Launch Status Check)

Launch control goes birding.

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“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is…”

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.”

Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
(via dduane)

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