According to Box Office Mojo, it’s current total stands at $1,219,242, 546, which beats ‘Iron Man 3’s’ $1, 215,439,994 that it earned last summer.
The global success of ‘Frozen’ has been quite extraordinary since its initial US release at the end of November. On its rise in the box office all-time takings list, it has topped the $1 billion mark comfortably, as it swiftly nabbed the biggest-grossing animated film crown that Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’, had held since 2010.
After breaking into that top 10 of all-time list, it has surplumpused the likes of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, with its taking now looking set to settle where they are. (x)
I don’t know if anyone still cares, but Frozen is officially the fifth highest grossing movie ever unadjusted for inflation. You can find more information about inflation and the full list of highest grossing movies right here.
Thats the show.
If you don’t know if you want to get into Welcome To Night Vale, listen to this clip, it does a perfect job of summing up the entire experience.
this is quite legitimately one of my favorite things that’s happened in the entire show.
Pretty much why Brutal Honesty doesn’t have many friends. And There are times we have to let go of certain people, not because we don’t care, but because they don’t.
now im almost in tears because of how just… accurate this is….
I’ve gone through so many many moments in my life with people just like this and I know exactly what this feels like.
There comes a time when you need to let go - I’ve dealt with people that I’ve invested so much time and effort trying to help them build a sense of motivation and simply want to go somewhere in life, but nothing. I’ve had to call them out and basically distance myself from them because their funk was doing nothing but bringing myself and others down. Maybe my ideas were just never working, maybe this was the real them all along and I never got that…
All I know is what this comic says: that people can only truly help themselves. Even the most empathetic person in the world can’t help someone if they simply don’t want to be helped. They’re unhappy, they clearly need help, but there is no improvement from them at all. They’re still just this bitter person, who is upset and angry. What’s worse is when they start snapping at you and blaming you for their problems because all your ideas maybe weren’t working. There comes a point to help, and a point to back away and let them live how they choose, good or bad.
It’s wrong to bring yourself down like that because you’ve done everything you could to help them and they still haven’t changed. There comes point where you’ve run out of advice or things to say. You have a life to live - it’s fine to want to be a good friend, but there comes a point where you’re investing too much time into their story and you’re letting it get to you down. Recognize that and back away.
It’s not pretty, and I only resort to Brutal Honesty when I have too, but it’s essential, especially with people who lack motivation. Some people need a strong talking-to to get them to wake the heckies up, and even then it’s not enough some times.
The point is, remember that you have a life to live. You can’t shoulder someone else’s problems or live their own life form them. It’s fine to want to help someone, but sometimes the best solution, for your sake and theirs, is to just let them go. It’s not pretty, but it’s sometimes the only you really can do.
Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.
so I believe it was actually more complicated than that, in interesting ways. Because at first, when they did blind auditions, they were STILL hiring more men.
…Then they put down a carpet, so that high heels didn’t clack on the floor, and BOOM women were suddenly getting hired.
The testers didn’t even know that’s what they were picking up on, which just goes to show how tiny of a cue it takes for misogyny to kick in.
Fact: Cecilia has a secret fondness for elephants. There are small figurines scattered around her apartment!
I remember very vividly watching videos of grackles for this story, to find out what kinds of noises they make.
Thank you guys again so much for supporting this book! It’s looking really really lovely so far, I think you’ll like it!
That awkward moment in a writer’s life when you have the urge to email a tiny country store in Vermont to ask whether or not they sell paprika
I’m gonna do it I’m gonna email them
I did the thing
THEY DON’T SELL PAPRIKA
I’M NOT GONNA LIE THIS RIGHT HERE WOULD BE AN AMAZING STORY IDEA
LIKE HOLY heckies IMAGINE A SECRET SERVICE OF WISH AGENTS, EACH ONE SPECIALLY DESIGNATED TO CARRY OUT A CERTAIN PERSON’S WISH
I WANT THIS TO BECOME A THING PRONTO
And one day someone wishes for a boyfriend/girlfriend and their wish agent tries to set them up with a hundred people but fails and falls in love with them and ajbhkjftongf