In a painfully ordinary world, IMAGINE MAGIC.
"Dramaturgs are beleaguered. They are bashed, they are silenced, they are badly paid. And still, they perservere. They are bashed by the very people they have sacrificed their own family lives and pleasure to defend! Playwrights! Already in these pages I’ve called them nuns. I’ve accused them of sharpening pencils too sharply. Let me honor you, dramaturgs. Let me shower you with love. Here is what we playwrights need and ask of you. We need you. We need you to be nice to us when the director is mean to us. We need you to be nice to us when the audience is mean to us. We need you to be nice to us when the artistic director is mean to us. We need you to sit next to us at the first rehearsal when we feel like we are being flayed open and exposed. We need you to sit next to us at the first dress rehearsal and tell us that it’s good or worth saving even though we feel worthless and doomed. We need you to sit next to us during the first preview and give us two or three notes that are easily accomplished when we want to leave the theater forever and take up marine biology or nursing or any profession that doesn’t involve public humiliation. We need you to deflect strange questions at audience talk-backs and remind the audience members that they are most helpful when they describe their own experience rather than trying to fix the playwright’s play. Or perhaps we need you to excuse playwrights from coming to talkbacks when we already feel flayed alive during previews; dramaturgs are better able to answer questions at talkbacks and then gently relate the audience response to the playwright who is either hiding or incapacitated in the nearest bathroom. (Gently knock and offer brown rice.) We need you to be articulate about our plays when we feel dumb about them, so someone can do the articulating for us while we do the more blunted and blind task of writing the thing. We need you to be as articulate about unconventional structure as you are about conventional structure. We need you to fight the mania for clarity and help create a mania for beauty instead. We need you to ask: is this play big enough? Is it about something that matters? Conversely: is this play small enough? And if the play’s subject matter is the size of a button, is it written with enough love and formal precision that the button matters? We need you to remind audiences that plays are irreducible in meaning, the way that poetry is. To remind our audiences that going to the theater is a privileged, emotional and irreducible experience. We need you to fight for plays at the theater where you work and in the broader culture. We need you to ask us hard questions. We need you to remind us of our own integrity and not to turn our plays into other people’s plays. We need you to remind us to make hard cuts and not fall in love with our own language when our plays are too long. We need you to drink with us if we are drinkers and not drink with us if we are abstainers. Train as an actor, or a director, or a set designer, because we need you to understand each element fully. We occasionally need you to leave the profession and become critics, because you truly love the theater, have critical and insightful minds, and would write about new plays with love and understanding. I love you, dramaturgs. I wish there were a better name for your calling than calling you dramaturgs."

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘love note to dramaturgs’ (via todeborahwithlove)

Everything Sarah Ruhl writes is poetry.

(via mrdavidgordon)



#lol


"I’ve got a five-year plan."



5sosaremyboyfriends:

thespacegoat:

• Accidentally close a tab? Ctrl+Shift+T reopens it.
• Bananas release dopamine, eat them when you’re sad.
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is the one handed version of CTRL+ALT+DEL
• Don’t brush your teeth hard, it makes them sensitive and removes enamel.
• Don’t like spiders? Put citronella oil on your walls and they will not go there.
• Drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you have, you’ll get drunk without getting a hangover.
• Get clear ice cubes by boiling water before freezing it
• Heal paper cuts and immediately stop the pain with chapstick.
• If you accidentally write on your dry erase board with a permanent marker, scribble over it with a dry eraser marker to remove it.
• If your shoes smell, put them in the freezer overnight, it will kill the bacteria. 
• Make bug bites stop itching with a banana peel.
• Make a paper longer with 12-point text, but 14-point periods and commas.
• Need to get around a blocked website at work? Try replacing the http:// with https://
• Never send your resume as a word file (unless asked) Instead, print it to a pdf file, it’s much cleaner and professional looking.
• Pick a flavor of gum you don’t normally chew, and chew it while studying during a test.
• Place a piece of bread in a container with your homemade cookies and  they will stay soft.
• Put a dry towel into a dryer with wet clothes, they will dry faster.
• Put toothpaste on a pimple and cover it with a bandaid overnight. It will dry out.
• Practice fake smiling in the mirror every day before going to work/school, you’ll genuinely start to feel happier.
• Rub canola/olive oil on knives before cutting onions, you won’t cry, alternatively chew gum and you won’t either.
• Short on time with a wrinkled dress shirt? Hang it up in the bathroom to steam it flat.
• The night before, place things you don’t want to forget the next morning on top of your shoes.
• Use hydrogen peroxide to remove blood stains from clothing.
• When cleaning windows use newspapers or coffee filters instead of paper towels, they will not leave streaks.
• When microwaving bread products/pizza put a glass of water in with it, it will keep your bread for going spongy.
• When you move into a new place you’re renting, take pictures of any and all damage, then post them on facebook (privately if preferred) so you can use the reference date as proof you didn’t do it.
• When searching plane tickets online delete your cookies prior, prices go up when you visit a site multiple times. 

mum, is that you?



icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine:

so heres a list compiling what i have in my likes, my bookmarks and my reference tag
it took me four hours so you guys better reblog it
hair tutorials:
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
elsa-ish braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
waterfall braid
three-braid updo
another elsa-ish braid
braided bun
braided headband
hecka cute messy bun
ways to wear scarves/bandanas
lovely bun with braids
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
braided ponytail
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
double wrap braid
makeup tips:
how to apply eyeliner
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
winged eyeliner tutorial
how to do your makeup with a spoon
how to apply eyeshadow
natural beauty remedies
a guide to eyeliner
ombre eyeliner
sparkly party makeup
silver eye makeup tutorial
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
writing tips:
character development sheet
body language
the 12 archetypes 
name generator 1
dialogue tips
how to write female characters
characterization tips
info about the 50s/60s/70s
fictional languages
get past writers block
surname master post
name generator 2
234 synonyms for ‘said’
writing tips masterpost
emotions!!!
make blueprints for houses
names for fictional worlds
seven steps to the perfect story
helpful descriptive words
how to write smut
fantastic clothes and where to find them:
rad leggins
hecka adorable tights
cloaks
old fashioned clothes
sherlock-inspired outfits
more badass tights
more rad tights
knit fairy tale hoods
leather fairy tale footwear
guide to shoes
find clothes that your favorite characters have worn
green day-inspired outfits (1)(2)(3)
beatles-themed outfits
probably the most fancy punk rock dress ever
hella rad ear cuffs
motherfucking medieval circlet crown things
hella sexy 50s halter dress
"persephone" dress
panda onesie
pop art dress
hella sexy corset
beatle girls fashion
fashion inspiration
exceptionally punk rock leather vest
fandom things:
geek engagement rings
star trek engagement rings
avengers-inspired outfits
homestuck makeup
loki-inspired eye makeup
make pokeball cookies
teen castiel boots
themed key neclaces
night vale bingo
beatles movie masterpost
lord of the rings-themed nails
how to make butterbeer
do your hair like the ladies in game of thrones
disney villains makeup
various fandom dresses
captain america leather jacket
dean winchester leather jacket
TARDIS mug
food/recipes:
shelf life of food
lavender lemonade
motherfucking pie
how to make nutella fudge
ultimate guide to chocolate chip cookies
easy snacks
muffin in a mug
cheeseburger cupcakes
how to make huge food
starbucks secret menu
oreo cookie butter
panera mac n’ cheese
starbucks holiday drinks
nutella hot chocolate
pastry folding 101
mini lemon and blueberry cheesecakes
david bowie-inspired cocktails
french bread pizza
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
reeses peanut butter cheesecake
extra fancy garlic bread
smoothie recipes for everything
chocolate chip cookie dough brownie pie
4 different smoothies
bread crusts with herbs
cookies n’ cream cupcakes
mini tortilla crust pizzas
mini mac n’ cheese pies
deep dish cookie for one
roasted tomato pasta
best grilled cheese
best chocolate cake
potato rissole 
french toast rollups
peanut butter crownies
pumpkin spice smoothie
s’mores stuffed pizza cookie
the best cookie recipes
chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bombs
how to make chocolate lasagna
mini apple pies
art tutorials/tips:
hundreds of pose references wowie
how to draw profiles 
a guide to figure drawing (this helped me a hecka lot)
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
amaze color blender
hands hands hands
more hands
torso reference
wings
painting blood
how to draw shoes/feet
psychology of color
simple expression guide
sitting poses
more color psychology
drawing hair and fur
hecka lot of clothing refs
pose reference blog
another hand tutorial
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
skin color palatte
how to draw booties
drawing ears
hands at sides tutorial
drawing heads
guide to foreshortening
drawing cats
how to be healthy:
meditation tips
how to take the perfect nap
how much exercise do you need? 
site that will help you focus/get work done
10 hours of calming heavy rainfall
dozens of healthy recipes for every occasion
when you’re feeling suicidal
create your own safe haven
healthy, soothing, calming drinks 
how to burn stomach fat
how to love yourself
recovery resources
health tips for students
happy jar
how to make your tea perfect
amazing smoothies
bunnies telling you how good you are
how to make a glitter jar
bored?:
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
watch this video
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
give people free rice by answering trivia!
make a flower crown
turn your handwriting into a font
take a dialect test
learn how to write elvish
take this amazingly accurate color quiz
live kitty cam

icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine:

so heres a list compiling what i have in my likes, my bookmarks and my reference tag

it took me four hours so you guys better reblog it

hair tutorials:

makeup tips:

writing tips:

fantastic clothes and where to find them:

fandom things:

food/recipes:

art tutorials/tips:

how to be healthy:

bored?:



flameraven:

andythanfiction:

liquid-pickle:

baw-bee:

sophieonpage:

thegoddamazon:

I present the most badass gifset on Tumblr.

Legitimately turned on by this

This is the best thing.

Oh my god

I don’t even know this fandom and this is cool.

Reason #999 why the cartoon will always be ONE MILLION PERCENT better than that travesty of a movie. They did so much research and put so much detail in you don’t even notice.

Bonus trivia: Toph got a unique martial arts style to match her distinct version of Earthbending (Southern Praying Mantis style, I think) which the creators found out later was (according to legend) invented by a blind woman. Totally a coincidence, but still so fucking cool.

(If you don’t watch the show, Toph is both blind from birth and the best damn Earthbender in the world. Also, GO WATCH THE SHOW.)



i-am-virg0n:

sktagg23:

I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.

This



savemyuniicorn:

This is the top comment for this scene of Ella enchanted



hunk jarek pastor

hunk jarek pastor

2 months ago with 1 notes






fillelune:

nbcdevotee:

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 13, 2013)

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 12, 2014)

aw they swapped colors



TV SHOWS meme:   [6/10 TV shows]

—-"Friends"



inxthexmeantime:

I highly recommend this place if you enjoy eating out.

inxthexmeantime:

I highly recommend this place if you enjoy eating out.



Mini pies!!! With faces!!!

Mini pies!!! With faces!!!

3 months ago with 4 notes