Some people theorize that one extra factor that made the Titanic sink was added weight from loads and loads of time-travelers attempting to prevent it from sinking.

#how to paradox

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It’s a Cher kinda night #vscocam

It’s a Cher kinda night #vscocam

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

- via advicetowriters.com (via kadrey)

Good suggestions. (There are no rules.)

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Submarine, 2010 (dir. Richard Ayoade)

Submarine, 2010 (dir. Richard Ayoade)

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Konrad Sybilski   |  http://konradsybilski.com

I graduated from graphics at the Polish-Japanase Institute of Information Technology. I’m a flexible graphic designer, enjoying every aspect of design, whatever it is.  I’m in love with posters, typography, logos and illustration. Always open for new projects, freelance and exhibitions, so feel free to contact me.

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Anna Duthie

SMST518 Week Eight: Concepts and critique

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SMST518 Week Seven & Eight: New Project

Last week I was assigned the task of entering Tropfest, which the largest short film competition in the world! No pressure, right? The New Zealand branch has only been running for the last couple of years, but it has a $10 000 first prize, which is more than enough of an incentive to enter!

However, I still had some reservations. 

In the Tropfest terms and conditions it states,

  • 4. (b) the Film was made solely and specifically for the Festival; 
Since my video production paper (this paper that I am writing this blog post for!) is for creating films to enter into film festivals, and by creating a film for Tropfest, which would also be marked for that paper, I wanted to know if would that be a breach of this clause.
  • 4. (d) the Film has not been, and will not be, available to be viewed by the public by any means, including, without limitation, by way of the internet, until the Exclusive License granted by the Entrant to Tropfest under Paragraph 5 terminates in accordance with Paragraph 6 or 7, if applicable; 
Since we’re asked to blog about our film making process, I wanted to know if this would this would breach this clause. The purpose of blogging is about discussing our processes as film makers and I don’t have to publish a finished version of the film online (until after judging and etc), I just have to discuss the decisions I made in making the film.
Thankfully, Cleo from Tropfest emailed me back super quickly and said it was all okay! It might seem very pedantic to check this kinda stuff, but I would hate to go to all the effort of making a film and then have it disqualified for something as basic as not reading the terms and conditions. 
Once you get this you must say 5 nice things you like about yourself publicly and then send to your 10 favourite blogs (non-negotiable) :')) <3

My brain went “NON NEGOTIABLE? ANARCHY! ..wait does this mean I’m one of her favourite blogs? Aww!”

Alright alright. I like…

  1. My eyelashes. Even though the fall out all the time, they still grow back, so things can’t be that bad
  2. All of the most recent things I’ve made. I like my last piece of writing, I like my moon coat, I like my film.
  3. My ability to keep going, keep making, keep dragging myself out of bed each morning, even when things feel unbearable.
  4. My friends. I’ve been realising lately about how incredibly lucky I am to have such really amazing friends.
  5. My nose piercing. I was nervous and I really like it so much, I’m so glad I did it.

And I’m going to be lazy and tag
primvla, dapperfly, shadow-puppets, kindofamazing, 2012315, youaintrunningshit, nenalata, chelsealora, derling-darlest, @shedresseskindaprochoice so I can also publicly lament that I have so many more than ten favourite blogs (but also that these guys are all super rad).