Can you imagine how many times Sam would have gotten his way without even realising it over the years because he made this face at Dean?


Vincenzo Vela c. 1861-1862
Italy Grateful to France (detail)


Vincenzo Vela c. 1861-1862

Italy Grateful to France (detail)



501. Muggleborns accidentally calling Dumbledore “Gandalf”.


You won’t be able to see it, but you’ll feel it every day for the rest of your lives. It’ll be a kind of a darkness around your heart.



mickey watches titanic, 2 days later ian asks him why he looks so grumpy, mickey looks at him and shouts “THEY BOTH FITTED ON THE RAFT”

mickey would get so pissed off at the TINIEST DETAILS in movies, and be bothered by it like all day and he’d have to prove things to ian too and ian would be like ‘i believe you’ but it doesn’t matter he’d still be like no we’re making a raft and heading to the city pool we’re trying this shit out


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Anonymous said: Can you elaborate a little on the "structured dialogue"? Although I can sorta guess by it's comparison with naturalistic dialogue, it's not a term I'm familiar with so I'd like to be sure.


lmao i pulled that term out of thin air because i haven’t learnt about this kind of technical stuff in a while and needed something to describe what i meant

it’s hard to explain (not just because i’m exhausted and it’s 1:30am) but what i mean is that RTD’s dialogue- he writes it how people actually talk, and he’s written in his book about how he imagines what the character would say in the situation if they were real, and just writes that down. there’s fillers, colloquialisms, stumbling over words, the dialogue flowing naturally back and forth. characters have their own idiolects, for instance jackie tyler usually uses ‘sweetheart’ as a discourse marker when talking to rose, ten will say his infamous ‘well….’ etc. there’s a consistency which isn’t there in moffat who (like they introduced clara saying ‘oh my stars’ in TROA because her mother also used that expression… and it’s never been said ever again)

i prefer this naturalistic way of writing, to moffat’s preference on very deliberate… sort of… back-and-forth banter. like the doctor and river communicating in either one liners or trailer speak metaphors, which couldn’t really be conceived of on the spot. it just seems… rehearsed and that disengages me with the reality of the show. as a gifset maker, i’ve found moffat’s dialogue fits a lot easier into gifs when someone is making like… 9 Rory quotes or whatever, because lines are written to stand alone as snappy quotable quotes

his characters have a lot of fun punchlines and zingers, which i’m just not a fan of. i guess it’s like how some people say they don’t like ‘whedon speak’; some people just aren’t attuned to the voices of particular writers, and that’s fine! just like how i’ve seen people say they hate how rtd’s characters talk about what they’re having for dinner- i like that! i like that element of realism that isn’t really in moffat’s who, sort of… every day small talk which isn’t funny or plot relevant. it has no purpose, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t say it irl, and that’s what makes characters real to me

additionally rtd wrote in his book about how conversation is less two people talking, but rather ‘two monologues clashing’ because human beings don’t listen to each other, but rather think about what they themselves want to say. he also speaks about it a bit with charlie brooker about what makes good/bad dialogue

the wonderful quantumtardis has written about it far more eloquently than i can here, too

probably none of that made any sense to anyone but me, o well, i hope you can fathom something from it haha

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