reblogging for use of Kirk’s fancy space princess wrap blouse.
They look amazing. The green shirt never looked so good.
holy hell im in love
Hmmm, wonder if the movie will be THIS dark? Veronica is a hardened FBI agent, and Weevil is a part of the past she’s still running from. This fic opens a vein a bleeds you dry … thankfully, there’s a sequel, which is a touch less bleak and leaves us with some hope for the future.
If this woman was alive today, she’d have my vote. Shit.
You are a mouse chasing a lion; a mere planet in orbit of a raging sun.
ELEMENTARY AU: Naomie Harris guest stars as Irene Adler, whose sudden reappearance forces Sherlock to question everything.
To Sherlock Holmes, she gave the name Irene Adler. To the assassin M, she was the shadow figure Moriarty. Very few things can be said of her for certain: she’s as smart as she is elusive; her motives are a mystery; and she is playing a very long con. Whether it’s she who has found her match in Holmes or he who’s found his match in her, what matters is this: the game has only just begun.
(Make sure you stretch both sides! I like to do this routine twice on each side as I find myself a little looser after the first run through. Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds. )
Stretching for the Splits: Quick Guide
I get a lot of asks about how to achieve a split, so I took a couple quick videos today to help out anyone who is working toward this goal! These are my favorite side splits stretches. Here are a few things to keep in mind when stretching for the splits:
- Warm up fully before beginning to stretch! This is important. Warm muscles are much looser and more pliable than cold ones, and much less prone to injury. It’s best to save the stretching for after your workout, or if you aren’t planning on working out, do 5-10 minutes of a full body cardio session that gets your heart rate up. Jumping jacks, kicks, jogging around, running up and down the stairs, dancing to a fast song or two… whatever gets your blood flowing. I find it helpful to do some squats, lunges, and high-knees before stretching my legs as well.
- Try to keep the hips squared when you stretch.This means that both your hips will be facing forward, your legs should be nearly in line with each other, the knee and foot of the back leg will be facing the floor, and your torso should not twist out to the side. Think of pulling the back leg forward and the front leg back. Whether you perform your split squared or turned out/open will depend on your sport/dance style and aesthetic preference, but when stretching always aim for squared hips as it allows a deeper stretch.
- Stretch to the point of discomfort, NOT PAIN. Don’t hurt yourself! A pulled muscle can set back all of your progress for weeks or months, so listen to your body!
- Don’t stretch every day. My general rule is that if my muscles feel fine, I will stretch 2 days in a row, but try to give yourself a break at least every few days and especially if your muscles are very sore. Just like strength training, your body needs time to repair any muscles damage. Stretching too much can actually inhibit your progress. Light stretching however is ok every day.
- Be patient! Splits don’t happen overnight. It may take some 4 weeks and others 4 months and others 4 years, but keep at it and you will see results :)
Of course there are many many more stretches that you can do to help achieve your splits, but these are the basics that will target the hamstrings and hip flexors for your split. Make sure to vary your routine and add new stretches every so often!
So my Weevil and Veronica feels finally exploded all over the place and needed a blog of their own to be satisfied: FuckYeahWeevilandVeronica.
I’m hoping to make FuckYeahWeevilandVeronica will be the repository of all things Weevil and Veronica - I have created a Weevil and Veronica fanfiction page to help people track down the fic, and I am trawling the tags to collect all the best Weevil and Veronica graphics and vids. Submissions are very very welcome!
FuckYeahWeevilandVeronica is currently as ugly as sin (except, you know, for all the Weevil and Veronica) so if anyone has super duper Internetz skillz (you know, like knows how to put graphics into a header etc) and would like to help me out PLEASE GOD YES.
i. midnight city - m83 | ii. drift drive - the antlers | iii. myth - beach house | iv. hinnom, TX - bon iver | v. mystery colours - astronauts etc | vi. the high road - broken bells | vii. blue blood - foals | viii. still life - the horrors | ix. revelry - kings of leon | x. steve mcqueen - m83 | xi. love like a sunset - phoenix | xii. codex - radiohead | xiii. the modern age - the strokes | xiv. how can you swallow so much sleep - bombay bicycle club
[cover photo from here]
Write a summary of your novel in one sentence. Take an hour and write out your one sentence summary. This sentence will be how you hook an editor into buying your novel. Therefore, it should be the best you can think up.
Turn your sentence into a 5 sentence paragraph that outlines the beginning, conflicts and the end of your novel. Next, give each of the major characters a one page biography. Put down what motivates each of them and the conflicts they will endure.
Go back to the paragraph in step 2. Turn each of the 5 sentences into individual paragraphs. All of the paragraphs should have some excitement and conflict with four of them ending with a disaster and the last paragraph telling how the novel ends. Then, take a day or two and write a page long character synopses for all the main characters. Write a half page synopses for any supporting characters.
Take your one page synopsis from step 4. Turn it into a 4 page synopsis. You’ll do this by expanding each of the paragraphs into 4 individual pages over a period of one week. Next, take another week and expand the biography you created in step 4 for all of your characters. Now is the time to sort through the story lines to see which are workable and revise anything that needs it.
Use a spreadsheet to make a list detailing all of the scenes you’ll need from the 4-page synopsis. Create a line for each scene. List the point of view character in one column and a description of the scene in another column. You can also add a chapter number for each scene and list them in a column.
Expand each of the lines on the spreadsheet into a multi-paragraph description of the scene. If you find no conflict by the end of a scene, either rewrite it so there is conflict or cut out that scene. After you finish the steps above, take a break and catch your breath. Next, gather the pages you worked out with the snowflake method. Type them into a novel.
- Last man standing collect bounty on all who fall.
- Got to have a price on your head to play.