Nina Dobrev for Nylon Magazine (August Cover 2014)
mermaids don’t have thigh gaps but they can still lure men to their deaths
Bringing this back because it’s my favorite sound on earth
So then a new video. I’ll start by saying that posting this video is probably the hardest decision i’ve ever made in terms of sharing content publicly. Parts of my life are very public whilst others remain private. My relationship with Ella lives in the private part of my life and has done for a little over two years now. Last christmas Ella went away travelling. She had planned to go for six months. This would be the longest we’ve ever been apart. 3 months in and on the run up to Ella’s birthday we were struggling. Copious amounts of Skype calls, texts and handwritten letters later we were finding the distance hard. During a Skype call Ella jokily challenged me to travel out to Australia and see her. I had a little money saved and some spare time so I decided to do it and arrive in time for her birthday. I filmed my journey as a way of showing her the process and sharing the story with friends and family. I had absolutely no intention of sharing it publicly. My fear of sharing experiences like this is that it would in some way commercialise our relationship. The emotions and actions in this film are deeply personal ones and I would hate to think that by capturing and sharing that it would somehow devalue those feelings. When I cut the film together I showed it to a few close friends and to my surprise more often then not it made them cry. I didn’t imagine it would have this impact however the filmmaker inside of me found it very satisfying. This video is and will remain very personal to me and for that reason it feels strange to share it with such a large amount of people. It took me six months to make the decision and i’m still not sure whether it was a good one or not… Importantly Ella feels very comfortable with it which was my main concern. Beyond that if other people watching the video feel a similar emotion to the one I felt whilst making it and to the one my friends felt whilst watching it then i’m a happy man.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH STRAIGHT BOYS
texting someone new is always weird.
like how do they feel about all lowercase letters? do they think it looks dumb? do i have to use super proper grammar and punctuation? will they know im being sarcastic when i start abbreviating words? are they a haha or lol person? are they a strict no acronyms kind of person? how do they feel about pet names? what’s their stance on emojis?
hey guys! i’m happy to say i finally reached my goal and i wanted to do a HUGE giveaway to thank all of you. it really means a lot to me. now to the good stuff. the prize package includes:
• a John Green book set
• a Fiji Polaroid in pink
• American Apparel shorts (Medium)
• a cute floral backpack from Charlotte Russe
• unused Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume
• Urban Outfitters tattoo choker
• a floral crown from Forever 21
• a brand new Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle (these ACTUALLY make your room smell angelic)
• Zara circle sunglasses
• American Apparel pale polish set of 4
here’s the rules of the game:
• must be following me (http://smoukers.tumblr.com)
• must REBLOG this post. likes count as well but you must reblog.
• if you follow me on instagram you will be noticed faster. @laura.asensio
for a higher chance, you may reblog as many times as you would like.
i will be choosing the winner before August and i will message you. again, thank you so much and good luck! xoxo
Act like you don’t like him.”
His face in the last gif…
That is the face of a boy, who just realized his tricks don’t work. All the ways he played games with girls before are falling short. I use the term “boy” intentionally, because these are the relational moments that force people to mature, to change…to grow-up, because you have to start re-calculating and learning a new way to be with someone.
Major credit to Nico and Sharon in this brief scene too, their interplay is flawless. If you notice, from the start to the end, their affects completely rotate as the power dynamic shifts within a few lines of dialogue:
- At the start of their interaction, Rae’s face is downturned as she’s withholding; whereas Finn’s is higher energy as he initiates with her.
- In the middle, their energy levels mix and effect each other, creating a transference/counter-transference.
- Rae’s affect becomes more upbeat as she dismisses him (thanks, Danny!); whereas Finn’s falls as he’s deflated.