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tea and happiness
quothtehblackbird:

So, it is sort of an area made so by the SCOTUS, but I know of NO precedent that would authorize the press bans being authorized here.

quothtehblackbird:

So, it is sort of an area made so by the SCOTUS, but I know of NO precedent that would authorize the press bans being authorized here.

(via asfadedasmyjeans)

First story AND front page #partylikeajournalist

First story AND front page #partylikeajournalist

retrogasm:

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

My mom told me earlier this year that I’m named after this actress. I’m not sure why this was kept from me for 23 years.Here she is with some cats.

retrogasm:

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

My mom told me earlier this year that I’m named after this actress. I’m not sure why this was kept from me for 23 years.

Here she is with some cats.

"Google what to wear to a news journalist job."

— Solid Mom advice

First thing’s first, I’m the realist

First thing’s first, I’m the realist

Why is it party time?

I’m 24 years old

and an employed journalist.

Cheers, tumblr

Why is it party time?

I’m 24 years old

and an employed journalist.

Cheers, tumblr

🎂🎁

🎂🎁

Sweet Poison Victim and accompanying hooper at Hop Your Face.

Sweet Poison Victim and accompanying hooper at Hop Your Face.

  • Me: It's your birthday. We can watch whatever YOU want.
  • Kyle: Or, we can watch something we both like, so tomorrow I don't have to watch "Say Yes to the Purple Kitten Dress," or whatever.
  • Me: ...
  • Kyle: ...
  • Me: THAT SOUNDS AMAZING
It took six years, but I finally managed to unlock my Myspace account. I bring you my top high school indescribable phase photos (all edits circa 2008) Oh, and friends— let me know if you’d like me to share the mortifying wealth

It took six years, but I finally managed to unlock my Myspace account. I bring you my top high school indescribable phase photos (all edits circa 2008) Oh, and friends— let me know if you’d like me to share the mortifying wealth

Anonymous said: Taking everything you learned about writing while in school--every lesson from every English course and essay assignment you ever had--is there anything you look back on as an experienced professional that strikes you as just being total bullshit?

chuckpalahniuk:

As a former journalist, I learned the dreaded ‘inverted pyramid’ which requires putting all the important details at the very beginning.  Sure, it works in newspaper articles.  The who, what, where, when and why.  But once it becomes habit it ruins your fiction.  When I work with ‘recovering journalists’ I have to urge them to hide the details and reveal them gradually.  My analogy is always the stripper who walks out on stage completely naked and says, “Here’s my pussy ( or dick ) any questions?” 

No, you must slowly take off one glove.  Very slowly.  Then the other.  That’s called ‘creating tension’ and it works.  Fuck the inverted pyramid.

So much love for this man.