Sometime over the last month, I gave up on my second novel.

It hurt.

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"I’m rooting for you." - Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

I Didn’t Write This is a new literary adaptation series in which I adapt and direct excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people. New episodes on Fridays, occasionally. Subscribe, maybe? 

I Didn’t Write This - Ep. 6: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Denver Milord

Featuring original fanart by toerning and doctorhooper

Reading Fangirl was like finding a long lost diary I had forgotten I’d kept. Thank you so much to rainbowrowell for bringing this story and these characters to life - I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that felt so much like it was written specifically for me, and there are so many of us who feel that way. That’s a pretty spectacular thing, for one author to connect directly with so many readers in one book, so infinite props to Rainbow for being her special kind of awesome.

I picked this scene because I thought it’d be the most fun to tackle for both me and my cast, as it’s one of my favorite scenes from the novel and a major turning point for Cath and Levi. I unfortunately didn’t have the time or the resources to shoot all of my favorite scenes (let’s be real here, given infinite time and money I would just shoot a Fangirl fan-feature and adapt all the fanfic parts as full-scale productions a la Sherlock's fan-theory sequences in the season three opener), but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to also direct The Outsiders scene as long as we had the set and our Cath & Levi! So check out our bonus photo montage scene adaptation over here.

Thanks for watching!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang


this is so fucking awesome.

(via nervous-breakdown-hat)

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"My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for."

-  Neil Gaiman (via jaynestown)

(via overnighter)

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All alcohol should be thus labelled.

I need this. Right now I need the moscato with the pinot label.

I always need Gewurztraminer.

(via calicen)

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So That Happened


I’ve spent the last week and a half as a juror on a rape trial. It’s been a deeply disturbing experience.

It’s not just that our jury hung and we were unable to reach verdicts on charges of spousal rape and forced sodomy. Or that we had to look at giant, blown-up photos of the victim’s genitals…

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"I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high."


Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

(via nosuchthingasfiction)

(via jeffreybower)

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