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mimswriter:

Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.
10. Do not ramble.
11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.
12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.
13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.
14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.
15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.
16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

mimswriter:

Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.

10. Do not ramble.

11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.

12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.

13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.

14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.

15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.

16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

exgf

exgf:

Björk — Headphones

Lyrically, Headphones is an ode to music, that manages to be exactly what it is praising: music to be listened to with headphones; music to sleep to. And it does so wonderfully. Soothing, relaxing, hypnotic

5/5

On closer “Headphones,” a tribute to Massey co-written with Tricky, the simple, strong drum pattern and a melody reach the innermost subconscious. Indeed, it’s only fully realized with a pair of headphones, where the sounds seem to come at you from all directions — Björk in one ear, and beats in the other. 

Lyrics:

Genius to
Fall asleep to your
Tape last night
So warm

Sounds go through the muscles

These abstract wordless
Movements
move, move, move, move, move

They start off cells
That haven’t been touched before
These cells are virgins
Waking up (wake up)
Waking up slowly (wake up)

My headphones
They saved my life

Your tape
It lulled me to sleep, to sleep, to sleep
to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep

Nothing will be the same
I’m alseep
I’m fast asleep

I like this resonance
It elevates me

I don’t recognize myself
This is very interesting

(gibberish)

My headphones
They saved my life

Your tape
It lulled me to sleep, to sleep, to sleep
to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep

I’m fast asleep now
or am I?
You’re still with me

I’m fast asleep
I’m asleep

My headphones
They saved, saved my life

Your tape
It lulled me to sleep, to sleep, to sleep
to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep, to sleep

(gibberish)

shebo313

shebo313:

“This is a new song and it’s kind of twisted and I’m sorry but the really sick parts, I’m gonna work that one out. It’s new and you know, I got to figure those out, but you know. Sorry. But it’s about um, it’s sort of like it tells a story where a boy lives in a not so very nice situation and one day either because of his mind or because of… uh his mind creates it happen or it really is happening, but either way little birds start to form around him in his room and then water coming out of the faucet and then they start coming into his body and he is happy about this. Um, but unfortunately he tries to share with other people and they get very upset cause most of… because this is something that he finds to be very beautiful but since they don’t find it to be very beautiful, they want to destroy it, so… And it’s brand new so I’m probably gonna really screw it up. And it’s not finished either so… Okay.”

I always thought this song was about the impact war has on children and the singer being troubled because of their situation so they want to keep them safe (the children are actually the ‘little birds’) and the sentence ‘little birds come into my body’ was about wanting to find somewhere big enough to protect them and using your own body as a shelter etc and throughout the song the imagery is about being anxious etc because you’re running out of room for all the children bc there’s just too much wars and then you combust and die in the end because you have too much little birds in your body but whatever…good song