Former Disneyland mermaid, Edie, shares what it was like to don a tail and swim in the happiest place on earth:
Being a professional mermaid for Walt was nothing to take lightly. The Productions Department measured us from hip to toe for neoprene tails, complete with large flukes, and green starfish bras. We were taught to slither into the Submarine Lagoon from a hidden chamber and dolphin kick underwater to magically surface in the center of the pool. There we sat on a rock and untangled our hair with immense blue and yellow plastic combs, and plucked ersatz lyres. We worked in shifts of two, and traded off hourly.
Each time a submarine passed, we dove underwater to frolic about, hang upside down by spinning our tails, and to wave at curious faces plastered against the portholes. With practice we learned to smile without emitting bubble screens that would distort our faces into repulsive creatures from the deep. For all this we were paid $1.85 an hour - a whopping net of $59.55 each week.
THE GREATEST JOB EVER
why can’t i be a mermaid
WHY IS THIS NOT STILL IN DISNEYLAND
They stopped this because the chlorine in the water messed with the girls skin and ppl were trying to jump in after them.
Anonymous asked: When writing in first person, how can I avoid my character describing themselves in a cliche way? I really want to avoid using a mirror because when I read it in other stories, it makes the characters sound like they’re vain and self-obsessed.
Remember that you don’t have to describe your character’s entire appearance in one go. You can drop clues in here and there so that the reader starts to form a mental picture of his or her appearance. You can have another character comment on a feature, like perhaps tease that they’re short. You could have the character compare themselves to a family member: “My sister and I both have my dad’s black hair and my mom’s green eyes.” If your character braids her hair or puts it into a ponytail before she runs, we know she has long hair. If your male character wakes up with bed head, we know they don’t have super short hair. A character who is overweight might wistfully recall a pair of pants that fit well thirty pounds ago.
Here are a couple of links that have more thoughts on character description:
Describing a Character’s Physical Appearance
Six Ways to Describe a Character in First Person
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these gradient maps consist of THREE hex codes, i think it's more fun that way - and i hope you do too!
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Maybe you’re looking for faceless pictures for a sidebar or playlist cover or edit IDK but here are a ton. Below the cut there are a lot of faceless pictures, separated by girl/boy/both. There is also a download link here.
Phoebe Tonkin - Zooey Magazine Fall 2013
When we started casting, we had archetypes in mind, which were Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. We were really looking for Sam to be empathetic, kind, and likeable, and really the audience surrogate. The person who the audience would most see themselves as and really carry the story through their eyes. And that required a really unique likeability. For Dean, we were looking for Han Solo. We were looking for devil-may-care, charismatic, a little rough around the edges, a little edgy, says things that are not always the kindest thing, as long as they’re funny. And that was really what we started out with.
And Jared and Jensen both just so inhabited those parts, and then proceeded to blow us away with how dimensionalized they were. For Jensen, the level of emotion and totally flawed, screwed-to-hell psyche that he brings to Dean, we really are enamored with. This idea that on the surface here’s this Han Solo devil-may-care persona, but when you really scratch beneath the surface, you see that anyone who has that persona has it because they are just so messed up, and that you would have to be so screwed up and damaged to be the person who always jumps first off a cliff.
So, he really brought Dean to life in a really three-dimensional way, and Jared did the same thing with Sam. Yes, Sam was likeable, and the audience surrogate and all the things he was supposed to be, but also angry, and disaffected, and, at times, hilariously funny, loyal, and despondent. He brought in all of these different colors that have really brought these characters to life, which I think is probably very rare for a genre show to have—characters as dimensionalized as ours—and I’m really proud of it. - Eric Kripke [x]
My AP euro teacher wouldn’t let our class watch Les Mis so we barricaded the door and screamed “VIVE LA REVOLUCIÓN” when he tried to get in.
that is the face of a man who is 24601% done