Mawwiage is what bwings us togethaw today!!!
So, a few days ago I heard that a friend-of-a-friend who is my age (21) is getting married to a guy she’s been dating for barely three months (!!!). While I wish the couple the best of luck, I can hardly fathom the thought of permanently settling down with someone at this age, and so soon into a relationship. Because as much as I (somewhat) naïvely believe in the sweeping, smitten kind of...
Ten rules for writing fiction →
Guardian UK asked several authors for their personal dos and don’ts when it comes to writing. There are actually more than 100 “rules” here, it’s pretty interesting to see the different ways these authors work.
2010 Pilot chart for the upcoming TV season →
The television development process is pretty terrifying. In a single year, a network hears over 1000 pitches for new shows, and out of those 1000 ideas, each network buys about 100-130 projects. Out of these, the network selects twenty to thirty to be shot. Out of those pilots (which cost millions to produce), each network will end up picking only four to eight new shows to go to series. And out...
My love for waffles and omelettes knows no bounds
: I had had a late night, a deluge of thoughts and ideas swirling around my head for hours till I could get them out on paper. At 7 this morning, my mom wakes me up.
Mom: Do you want to go to the fruit market?
: I dive back under the covers, awaiting sleep again. 10 minutes later...
Mom: Do you want to get breakfast at that-
Me: OK, I'm up.
I am 21, female, and have chocolate ice cream from 3 hours ago smeared on my chin.
Possibly my favourite useless fact
Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
People don’t realize anymore that the most difficult thing to overcome is...– Siew Ling. My smart cookie of a friend who has the ability to make me cry reading anything she writes. Siew, I hope you don’t mind that I’m quoting this here, because it’s something I want to remember for myself. Plus, you know in the future, strangers are going to be quoting you...
Movie Pet Peeve #2
When characters in slasher or horror movies are on the run from a crazy axe murderer and basically fumble with or repeatedly drop their car keys for an eternity while trying to unlock their car door. This is a trope often used by B/C movie screenwriters and directors to build up “tension”, although it ends up making their characters look really stupid. Also? Remote keyless sytems for...
A Catalogue of Favourite Smells
Cinnamon powder; Johnson’s Baby Bubble Bath; Night-blooming Jasmine; L’Occitane Aromachologie shampoo; Rosewater hand cream; Rain (this one is a given); Vanilla essence; Peppermint tea; Old books. What are yours?
Movie Pet Peeve #1
When characters are brushing their teeth and they don’t make a mess. The last time I didn’t have toothpaste froth all over my mouth while brushing my teeth was NEVER. I am pretty sure that my least attractive moment of everyday is brushing my teeth. Perhaps I am a particularly messy at brushing my teeth, but seriously? Not a single dribble? It gets even more annoying when they brush...
The problem with being a writer of romance and romantic situations is that my...– Mindy Kaling
A Timeline of the ‘Lost’ Universe →
This is total geek fodder. And it’s interesting to hear the ways that Lost was influenced by movies like Indiana Jones and Pulp Fiction.