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do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

Also, he doesn’t have a last name, we never know anything about who he is or what he is doing there, and the only scene he has with another man (who will remain completely unnamed), is to talk about how much in love he is with the lead female character.

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Read your work out loud. Don’t give me that look. Read your work aloud. Don’t argue. Don’t fight. It will help. I promise. I promise. I guarantee it. If you find it didn’t help you, lemme know. I will let you Taser me in the face. And by “me,” I mean, some other guy who will be my stand-in. Probably some real estate agent or tollbooth attendant.
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A world that used to be by Caras Ionut
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Apr 19, 2014

On Writing and Blogging

My dear 170 Followers, Hi!

I haven’t been very active on my blog lately for a number of reasons. 

The first one is that I have been writing. I wanted to write for a very long time everyday, and never managed to. Slowly it started to become frustrating, and I thought I would never manage to do so. In fact, I was afraid that the stories inside of me would rot, closed up inside of me, never being able to be materialized in words. So, I decided to be disciplined, and actually do something about it, instead of carrying this feeling of guilt and despair inside of me because I was not writing. What did I do? I started writing. Everyday. I just did it. Inspiration or not inspiration, I sat down, the white page and me, and typed. Until the words started coming to me. It was very hard at first, my goal to write 1000 words a day seemed impossible. So I forced myself to write at least 300, then 400, then 600. Finally, I was at 1000 without even noticing. Actually, I have now reached my goal of 2000+ words a day, and this whole experience has been a life lesson, and I keep learning. It has given me so much hope and confidence, because I now know that I can actually do things. I’m at 40.600 words, and the road is still very very long, since I have to finish this first draft, which I suspect will happen in 25.000 words or so, then edit and polish it, and I think that my second draft will reach the 50.000+ words I wanted it to be.

Blogging, in all this, would have been too distracting. I have been cutting down my distractions, from tumblr, to facebook, to dead-end job hunts, to not inspiring tv-shows and movies. I have been reading and eating better, spending my free time (I mean, I have errands and cleaning and German Lessons to prepare too!) in good company- going more out, spending quality time with family and friends, reading good books, reducing considerably what I watched, watching only good movies and well done tv-shows, exploring new music, and pushing myself here and there, because I need inspiration, I need to learn from the best, from people who are better than me at story telling and living in general. 

You could say, that I have been coaching myself to live the life I want, even if the circumstances aren’t right, because, truth is, they will never be. I don’t want to miss any more of my life, waiting for the next right moment to do things. Yes, money can be an issue, but many things are free, and the only cost is prioritize and choose the better thing, instead of the usual. 

It’s a struggle, but I like it. 

Also- I know I do it a lot, but re-blogging has become more and more pointless. So, from now on, I will figure a new way to keep my blog. I will still post things, because I use it for things I’m writing about, but I hope to do it less and less, and find a new format.

So, there it is, this is what I have been doing in the last months.

If you have been reading all this, thank you! May inspiration be always with you, and don’t be a stranger!

The roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self-identity, a self that does not include sun and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another.
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