After Dalek went through all those drafts, what do you think of the finished product? Do you still feel like it's your own work? I think it's fantastic - one of my favourites. Apologies if this is an intrusive or inappropriate question; I'll understand if you don't want to answer. :)
It feels very mine to me - I did write it! Drafting and redrafting is part and parcel of the TV scriptwriting process, and it’s a hugely collaborative medium. It’s my episode - it’s also Joe Ahearne’s episode, and Chris and Billie’s episode, and Russell’s episode. Thanks to Russell’s suggestions and patience the story changed a lot over the months from its original premise, but I genuinely believe that every note Russell gave me was inspiring, and only allowed me to write the next version better. I’m very proud of Dalek, for all the faults in my script I can always see so clearly. I think it’s wonderful it’s still remembered ten years after I wrote it. And thank you, I’m delighted you like it too! :)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
How long are you going to stay with me? Forever.
Christopher Eccleston in Antigone (2012) directed by Polly Findlay.
Sam is both accurate and thorough in her tags.
Since I’ve learned to be silent, everything has come so much closer to me.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via ashramof1)
This hastily thrown together gif is intended to highlight the way she fumbles/strokes at his ear, almost as if, perhaps, someone knows a little something about what someone likes, ahem.
this one is to encompass all the zillions of tenrose requests i get cause i have other stuff to do and i cant possibly finish all the tenrose stuff and do the other requests too
anyway this was a fun one UwU
even for me, and i hate animation cause im impatient. sorry i ruined it with my url, im tired of getting my art reposted X_x
Georgia and her mum Sandra Dickinson at ‘What the Butler Saw’ press night
There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.
art therapy is important.