I started writing in college. I had a great playwriting teacher who said ‘you should write’. It almost hadn’t occurred to me that that was something I could do. I was a theater fanatic when I was in high school and –– Wendy Wasserstein? Caryl Churchill? I could count on one hand the women I knew who wrote plays. Every great American playwright was a man. And so I just sort of were like, ‘they’re men, they’re probably smarter than me, I can’t do it’. And then someone was like ‘Why did you ever think that? You can totally do it.’ But I think if you don’t have examples, it’s very hard to imagine yourself doing it.
[ Greta Gerwig on the importance of women as screenwriters | x ]
Same w/ white people. And heterosexuals. And cisgendered folk. Etc, etc, etc.
THIS IS THE BEST COSPLAY!!!!!
*write two sentences*
Ah yes I deserve a 90 minute break.
Just had a Info-meeting for the Creating Change Conference
I’m SO excited for it.
These are my top choices for Day-Long Institutions on Thursday:
Bi/Pan/Fluid Organizing Institute
Transgender People Unite Against Hate and Violence
Family Ties: The Movement Forward for LGBT Families
I am extremely excited to see Laverne Cox (I REALLY hope I can get her autograph or at least say hi) and hear the State of the Movement address. Also, I really want to intern for GLSN this summer so it’d be awesome to meet a few people who could help me out in that area.
I’m a little nervous because my friend Alaine said it was a very fast-paced, high-energy, and crowded affair, and that makes me a little anxious, but I’m mostly excited.
I better get to make out with at LEAST one person while I’m there.
36 hours til my screenplay is due
And about 40 pages more to go. Been working nonstop since Friday morning.
I think I’m gonna make it, but I’m so stressed and tired. I made an appointment for a massage as my “break” today. I’ve never gotten a massage before so we’ll see how this goes.
One thing this whole experience has taught me is that I have NO interest in being a screenwriter for movies and that, even when I work for television, I can’t have the job that has me at home writing alone all the time. I need to be working with people and bouncing my ideas off of them, etc.
Anxiety is the actual worse.
I was super stressed being stuck in my apartment writing for the past two days, so I decided to go to a nearby park to go on swings.
But the swings kept making a “screeeeeeee” sound and I was so panicked about bothering the other people in the park with the sound that I just left, feeling even more tense than when I arrived.
AUGH MY BRAIN IS THE ACTUAL WORSE
Adventures in Screenwriting
I did so much editing and cutting to make my script flow better that now I have less pages than I started out with.
And the script is still due Monday evening.
I would have enjoyed the movie so much more if it looked like this.
What I look forward to most during the holidays
Me too. I love our traditional New Years Day ‘glades bike ride.
Literally where I am right now. Finals are not awesome for mental health
I’ve been trying to convince myself that my current academic failures will be hilarious anecdotes when I’m rich and famous, like the myth how Einstein was shit at school even though he was a genius.
Oh my goodness, I do the same thing. I was thinking the other day (somewhat conceitedly, I must add) about how maybe someday people will tell their children “don’t worry about failing school, Bekki Charbonneau transferred to 3 different colleges in one year, and look where she is now!” When in reality, life is probably going to be one difficult struggle after another! Might as well continue in unrealistic optimism. We’ll be ok.
LMFAO same. Thank god for Spotify and Youtube or I’d cry. Maybe someone will get it for me for xmas (this is a hint to everyone I know irl).
Yes good this pleases me.
That album is AWESOME. But make sure you also hear “Paper Planes” from her other album.