The boy who played Danny in “The Shining” had no idea he was filming for a horror movie. From Cracked:
Lloyd just thought they were making a movie about a family in a hotel. He wasn’t even really sure how much he was getting paid to be there. He was only ever shown severely edited footage that took out all the scary parts, which essentially means he thought he was filming the most boring snoozefest ever created, because without the iconic scenes of terror, The Shining is a movie about three people wandering around in cavernous, brooding silence.
Lloyd didn’t see the actual uncut movie until many years later as a teenager, and suddenly everything clicked into place — those two nice British girls with whom he used to play and share lunch in between takes? They were ax-murdered ghosts who wanted his soul. That nice Jack Nicholson man who did a funny tomahawk dance when Lloyd accidentally wandered on set one day? Jack was slobberingly hacking his way through a bathroom door to murder Lloyd’s onscreen mother only moments prior.
That must have been the biggest mindfuck of his life.
Clever way to put a kid in a scary movie and still keep his innocence if you ask me. Now he’s got bragging rights for being in a classic.
Recently, I started thinking about the moments of being openly gay that I never see in fic. This was supposed to be a list of those.
Ever since we moved to this house, I’ve gone to the same pharmacy several times a month to pick up prescriptions. In the…
So very true. Sometimes, you come out on purpose, because it’s immediately relevant to the situation. Sometimes, you are purposely evasive and vague, because you fear the possible consequences of coming out.
However, most of the time, you come out without meaning to. You become used to who you are and how your life is shaped. Your sexuality stops being a big deal. It gets buried under all the details of living, like paying bills and if you’re forgetting anything on the grocery list. You become so distracted by living your life, that you forget to always watch your pronouns. Hopefully, you surround yourself with people who love and accept you, and you get so used to not caring about things like pronouns, that you also forget that others might find them measurably more important and potentially life altering.
You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
- List of key terminology often used in fanfic writing that can make readers and writers stumble. It is recommended to use the vernacular that fits the setting (country) of your story. -
British English (BE) == == American English (AE)
aubergine == == eggplant
boot (of a car) == == trunk