Hey Stockholmers, where should this person go clubbing this weekend? Thanks! Music: RT @vishal1mehra: Hip Hop/EDM
@vishal1mehra What kind of music do you like?
@mhinganzima Asian Sushi Bar at Sturegatan 10 seems to get the best reviews!
@vishal1mehra Very close! Just walk by the water and you’ll get there. Go to café Copacabana or café Vurma. Have a drink at Strand.
@vishal1mehra Want to see hipsters and hang out at nice cafés? Go to Hornstull (my neighbourhood!)
@vishal1mehra Looking for entertainment, food, culture, natur?
@vishal1mehra Very summer-y nice thing to do in Stockholm – it’s the archipelago, they have great food, you can go swimming…very pretty!
@nomnomboris Thanks for the support…felt really really stupid. Better now. Thanks to you!:)
@RebeccaJ1985 Seriously, she’s a genius. EVERY sentence in her book was funny, I really did laugh out loud!! I want to be her friend.
@jacquelynsylvan The Swedish media is so excided it’s airing in the US I’m sure everyone knows! Tell me if you liked it – haven’t seen it.
@vishal1mehra Oh good! Hope you had a nice day!
@MeepTMW It’s not the same thing. At all. That’s why we don’t like it.
@RebeccaJ1985 Writers Weekend!!!
@nomnomboris Thank you! About a million followers corrected me at once ”hey stupid Sweden it’s SATIRE!” :((
@nomnomboris It wasn’t true of course :(
@RebeccaJ1985 Yey Bex!
Aaaaaaaand – please pay attention ALL MEN:
”Number 24. “Not all men!!!””
”22. “Why are you always angry?””
GAH number 14: “The word ‘feminist’ is sexist. Why aren’t you just a humanist or an egalitarian?” please never ever let me hear THAT again..
EVERYONE READ; ”26 Things Feminists Are Tired Of Hearing” YES especially YOU who are tired of hearing about feminism: http://t.co/zXZwRAlWFU
(With ”May the force be with you”) RT @grodboll: Lovely, that’s exactly how one of my law professors used to sign his exam questions.
@DeafBrendan I know!!!!
Help Stuart finding ”Real Humans”! RT“@StuartMcDow: Can’t find DVD with English subtitles! I must now quickly learn Swedish so I can watch!”
@The_Smoking_GNU I’m going to try to not see any trailers, nowadays they are just SO filled with spoilers!!
@Drakspermatozo That’s also one of the things I promised/threatened to do, in one of my first tweets here!
@pintsizedMB <3 And oooh I see you’re from Melbourne? I’m sure I’d love it there as well. Heard many great things!
@Drakspermatozo One can only hope… ”A last hope”
@pintsizedMB YEY so am I!!!!
@Drakspermatozo Totally with you on that but I expect it to be two women and one billion men, as usual.
@pintsizedMB EXACTLY!! The cantina scene! Have you seen Labyrinth?
@vishal1mehra Personally I love Nordiska Museet ”Nordic museum”, also the museum of modern art. And don’t miss Skansen!
@halleluyang I think it’s a little uneven but mostly good and interesting!
@euroculturette You mean a third season? I don’t think so.
@FlorinSuciu You too! :)
Ok, may the force be with you today, I will actually go out now. I’ll leave you w this movie music masterpiece: https://t.co/vZVjryeshf <3
I like Real Humans because it shows it’s possible to produce scifi without CGI. They made wonders w great make up and mask!
@lilagardiner not a great answer, sorry”Hi, Please call us and try to book your tickets instead, telephonenumber: 0771- 75 75 75 tonval 1.”
@KatjaESC Of course I don’t dislike it. I don’t watch it a lot except for the finals but what’s not to like?!
@MaticBitenc I like it too!
There’s is a Swedish scifi TV series called Äkta Människor, ”Real Humans” – you’ve seen it? Trailer in English: https://t.co/mwWkOimR5D
By too familiar actors I mean I will think ”hey! There’s Sherlock! And he’s talking to Adam in Girls!”
One one hand, I trust JJ Abrams. Especially after Super 8. On the other hand – why so FEW FEMALES zzzzzzzz and too familiar actors I think?
So what do you think about the upcoming Star Wars movie? I’m on the fence…
@promemorian Aha! Interesting!!
An incredibly interesting article is ”the Machete Order”, about in which order one should watch the Star Wars eps: http://t.co/2rJQP8w4XE
@promemorian *takes note* okay! (Why?)
@afshimono Oooh I’ll write it up!
@halleluyang *eats one, sniffs, dries tears, happy again*
@afshimono No! I’ve decided to not start playing computer games. I would stop having a life then (not much of a life now)
@promemorian I don’t want a battle between trekkies and Star Wars-fans. We should all stick together in our geekness.
@afshimono Good for you!!
@halleluyang *bawling of shame*
@itspurpl And HOW I wish I could go!!
@suklaamumina DO IT!!!
Don’t be jerks to me because I for a second was fooled by stupid evil trickster website. Jerks like Darth: https://t.co/b8BjPmFX93
Yeah yeah you rub it in. Over and OVER again. I SAID I didn’t believe it, didn’t I?! *voice, crying, coming up from the dug hole-of-shame*
NOOO! Okay I feel so stupid now. That site, Clickhole, is SATIRE. Ok ok ok I’m going to dig a hole and bury myself in it.
@aidsbrain I forgot the quotation mark, got so excited. Sorry.
I just read – I’m not even sure this is true, that the ”I’m your father!”-line was improvised on set?! Wuuuuuut?! http://t.co/tF2LlvmMpt
…and on that note…could we all just stop what we are doing for a little while and concentrate on Star Wars. Like I promised/threatened.
Couldn’t we all stop our ”cheers”, ”sincerly”, ”hej då”, ”XX”, ”regards” and just let all out emails end with ”MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!?!
Was interviewed abt @sweden in a Bulgarian daily – great! But the best was the reporter ending her email with ”May the force be with you!”
@lilagardiner You do that! And good luck to you.
@AwfulDodger Really?! I didn’t know! I think all they old astrid films were synced in a studio after the actual shooting.
@lilagardiner That’s horrible! Just sent a tweet. Hopefully they’ll answer. I hate it when it’s impossible to talk to someone who can help.
Hey @SJ_AB help out please! RT“@lilagardiner: i tried a debit & a credit, and my friend’s British card and even that didn’t work”
@lilagardiner They don’t? But that sounds really weird. What kind of card do you have? Could it be something w debit/credit?
@AwfulDodger But that’s because Mio is not a Swedish film but like an American/German/Swedish co-production.
@enligtellen Patience dear. Four days left.
@EmmaLundstrom Aww! Hopefully!! <3
@johanjortso :( too few extras…
@johanjortso Haha you mean Katla isn’t the best creature creation EVER?!
@pajp My point was that if the stories were written NOW they would never been made into movies/TV without major changes.
@pajp Sure! That’s great. Hopefully they won’t change the original story too much.
@johanjortso I’m convinced they wouldn’t. No no no.
@johanjortso No one will ever be so great as Allan Edwall….
@VulpesViridis But with Astrid – I don’t think she’s being either sexist or racist? (Perhaps w pippi’s Dad)
@McWolfe Oh hello there! Sorry I need to answer in English… I know, it hasn’t aged that well!
@VulpesViridis However I believe we should be able to show complicated and scary things for kids.
@VulpesViridis Don’t like the word ”politically correct”. I do think we can get rid of tiny insignificant details that are really offensive.
@SimonSeabeck it’s true. I don’t like when people are being nostalgic about sexist and racist classics though, many in Sweden are.
@SimonSeabeck THAT change is really good. I talk about when parent want to protect kids against what’s ”scary” or ”dangerous”.
@SimonSeabeck Yes and I’m very glad we don’t make movies like that anymore!!
My point is: if it wasn’t the iconic Astrid Lindgren, but newly written stories – would they been allowed, filmed, for kids?
@MathiasBred No sure if it’s gonna happen. I’ve heard not enough money.
@johanjortso They don’t have enough money, that’s what I’ve heard…
Just think about it. Do we want these stories not to be told to our kids beacuse we think they are too scary?
2 brothers making a suicide pact (The Brothers Lionheart), little girls in a violent fight (Madicken)or a boy, locked in by his dad (Emil)?
One last thing about children’s TV. You know Astrid Lindgren, right? Well do you think adaptations of her books would be possible today?
”Solstollarna” is a play w words. ”Solstolarna” means ”sun deck chairs”. One more ”L” and it means something like ”Sun Crazies”. Ha ha…ha.
@misterjorgensen Wienerbröööööd med chokolaaaaaaauuuuuuudeeee?!
@johnande So so so weird.
Could you guess what decade…I guess the HUGE hairs and the lipgloss gives it away…
The most famous of the Swedish artists participated in Solstollarna. Some international stars as well at the time, like Samantha Fox…
…hello men in wigs checking out bikiniclad young girls!
SOLSTOLLARNA! Check out the intro, 1 minute in: https://t.co/F0yOtfd682
But lets go back in time and take a look at something I think WAS kind of inapproriate for kids…something I’ve already mentioned…
@Pampelmoosy Hope you’ll like it…
@afshimono I got all sweaty of fear when I saw him…
@VulpesViridis No I don’t think so.
-> who together with kids made superhero costumes out of recycled materials! Pics! : https://t.co/dJ07R8srAO
The Barnkanalen produced a show called ”Superdräkten” – ”the Supersuit”. The (amazing) host is a man in drag, ”SuperPeter” ->
@afshimono Dude sun bathing lying on a narrow window sill. 8 storeys up.
@Drakspermatozo It doesn’t come down to age but to the quality of the show.
@JonathanRL Ehhhhh…no. Google?!
@pcrepeaux Thank gof for DVD:s. Can’t stand ads.
.@pcrepeaux No ads are allowed in the biggest channel for kids here, ”Barnkanalen”.
@Drakspermatozo Wow!! I will look into that one! Sounds so interesting!
@AlexNapier93 Stereotypes in general I feel.
@Drakspermatozo That’s something I always try to do as well in my writing.
@MalcolmCombe No problem what so ever!
@Drakspermatozo Absolutely. It’s much harder abroad.
@AlexNapier93 I think they try. Of course I AM a white middle class kid :(
@_fabandy I don’t agree.
@martinb9999 That is also encouraged.
@Drakspermatozo Tell me more!
@_LadyJen_ Exactly! Well done! Please tell your fellow parents… (I almost wrote pirates! :))
@AlexNapier93 You can mention it, I have no comment…
@pcrepeaux I love TV….
@Drakspermatozo See last tweet! We’re slowly getting there.
@johanjortso Yeah yeah …:( Hope mine is as well!
They encourage characters of different colour, sexual orientation, disabilities. Not just white middle class kids. I’m grateful!
Let me tell you something wonderful about the part of the Swedish Television that makes the children’s TV. They are REALLY for diversity.
@johnlync I think so too.
@indieindic Totally agree.
@AndyLeandy Haha! I totally understand that…
@lizvlx Oh yes! <3
@johnlync I love fantasy as well. Just don’t like worlds for kids where everything is conservative and PERFECT.
@lizvlx Sure. I still believe we can change it up a little.
@CidSthlm PArents do not agree.
@johnlync Transformers?! Sorry – no.
My advice: you can let kids watch a lot of TV/films for grown ups. But WATCH IT WITH THEM! Answer the kids questions!
Parents need to chill. Kids need to see stuff that makes them think, and wonder, and YES sometimes be scared. How will they grow otherwise?
@johanjortso Yup, that’s what I hate and fear. EVERYONE LOVED THE LAST ONE!
Mom, dad, girl, boy. I mean the families of today do not look like that. A fake reality. Kids need to be able to identify w what they see!
And – this is just my opinion generally: Everything is so PERFECT in kid’s TV nowadays. Like the families need to be PERFECT.
@RobinNerell Makes me furious
@JonathanRL Actually ours takes place in Croatia where the sun is shining…
Everything needs to be so SAFE. ”They can’t light a candle! What if a kid watches it and lights a candle and sets the house on fire!” etc.
I’m sure you in your countries have all sorts of rules when it comes to children’s TV. So do we. TOO many rules nowadays if you ask me.
@PacketNetworks LOVE all the Ture Sventon-books! My family is constantly quoting them!
It was hard to write the script, so many people w opinions. ”Not too scary! Not too expensive! Grandma has to understand! Baby brother too!”
@Loke1104 Haven’t seen it actually!
When I think about it, most of the Julkalendrar have an element of the supernatural/fantasy. And humour, of course.
A more recent one: ”The mystery of Greveholm” – about ghosts. https://t.co/N3Uipw8YPW
One of the most loved Julkalender ever is Trolltider (”Time of trolls”) Magical! I get goosebumps just by the music: https://t.co/CavVtniKoE
@matthewddsg First episode airs on the 1st of December!
I told you my dog was named after a v famous character, private detective Ture Sventon? Very beloved julkalender: https://t.co/KnHPYTZHPs
@matthewddsg I’m not allowed to tell you…
@SilencedMe I seriously hope so …
@Loukas_RS Good to hear!
.@matthewddsg Glad to hear it! You should know it takes place in our time though,not a period piece. It WILL be available on the svt.se site
The first Julkalendern aired 1960, and all Swedes have loads of fond memories of favourites. I’ll try to find some on You Tube that I liked!
.@Loukas_RS Why pirates? We wanted an oldfashioned kid’s adventure, Spielberg style. And who doesn’t dig pirates?
”I hate this year’s!” ”The last year’s Julkalender was soooo much better” ”They are all bad – not like the ones when I was a kid!”
So that’s wonderful. A GREAT honour of course, but…I’m terrified. Terrified because EVERYONE in Sweden have a very strong opinion abt it.
The Julkalender we’ve written for 2014 is called ”The Secret of the Pirate Treasure” and is an adventure for kids/families.
Every year it’s a new drama production. The first
ep airs on the first of December, a new ep everyday, the big finale on Christmas Eve.
The Julkalendern is an annual drama, a Christmas tradition, aired at SVT1, one of the channels owned by the
Swedish public service.
…this year’s ”JULKALENDERN”!
Some of you asked about my screenwriting? One thing I’ve written (w a friend) is a TV series most Swedes will watch at one time or another:
@SheepOfJesus I did a little research and it seems to be very random, I didn’t find anything useful, sorry…
@ArianaMajor You’re welcome! :)
@hejjet Oh so do I. So many old and beautiful.
@kendomusha Oh YES I DID! Cause IIIIIII’ve haaaad the time of my liiiife!
@ArianaMajor Of course you could try sending a script without all this to and agent, but it’ll be much harder. GOOD LUCK!
@ArianaMajor 3. Try to find useful contacts. Most producers won’t read if they don’t know you, or if someone recommended you.
@ArianaMajor 2. Take a good screenwriting course! You have to know important things about pacing, structure and the boring formatting.
@ArianaMajor Hi! I. Write a lot – and try to get it published – shorts stories in a magazine, your own blog i s fine…
Todays Good Morning-clip is from a film that made SUCH an impact on me as kid. Clue: NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER! https://t.co/Nr59PQBDQL
@sebastianruholl Nice! Well good luck to you! If you have any questions you believe I could answer, just ask!
@sebastianruholl Oh cool! Which genre?
@sebastianruholl Very good point!!
@Capesgo I posted ONE!!! ONE!!! Because I was asked to!!
@I_amGermany Yes yes you’re not over thinking it AT ALL!
@__badabing Why – thank you!
@pertberg NO, I have to draw a line somewhere and I WON’T post a picture of my food! :)
@sebastianruholl I love Germans! Only meant its not their/your mother tongue. We have crazy lyrics in Sweden too.
@sebastianruholl drunk + German?
@sebastianruholl no! It is ”fading”, I promise!
@snellinkM I’m happy to help!
@Tantfarbrorn That’s a good responsible breeder! As they should be. Hopefully they never got a dog.
@Megadethchic They belong in jail!!!
@powertripping DM me.
@Tantfarbrorn What!! I hope they didn’t get to buy the dog?! Awful selfish not-thinking people!!!
@snellinkM Sure! (”Visst”!)
@Megadethchic Wish more were like you
@Megadethchic of course
@Megadethchic Or I mean, it’s so great you have helped kids and animals, golden star for you!
@Megadethchic Really!!??? I’m shocked!! That’s so, so awful.
@Megadethchic What!!? And Phoenix is super hot, isn’t it?
@AndersFinn 17?!!! That’s so so horrible!!!?
Had no idea people often leave their kids as well as dogs in the car?!
PEOPLE, DO NOT TO LEAVE LIVING THINGS IN CARS DURING HOT DAYS! RT!
@shaniqua_harris Well that happens all the time here as well since he IS very adorable :)
@shaniqua_harris !!! I always need to tie him outside, and then I’m terrified someone’s going to steal him. Which happens. I need to move?!
@shaniqua_harris It’s okay in Germany as well…Stupid Sweden with all the rules
@shaniqua_harris Whaaaat!! Really?! I can’t even bring him to a cafe or bar. Absolutely NOT into a mall, store or restaurant.
@shaniqua_harris Good for them! (That’s what I think. Because I have a dog and I wish he was welcome everywhere instead of NOWHERE)
@shaniqua_harris Excellent answer.
A final announcement : in a lot of countries it’s very hot today:
DON’T leave your dog in the car!!!
(No, not even with the window open)
@OatlyUK Thanks precioussssss
@Megadethchic Absolutely!!! Scrutinizing every little detail…
@shaniqua_harris Very good idea! I think you need a wand. Unicorn hair? Elder wood?
@MsWildhack Sorry it’s me bombarding with confusing tweets!
@sargoth I’m staying inside…
@Kyroenna Could I be elected as the leader for Indonesia?!
@963II Indeed I do! And that’s my job description! Don’t worry I’ll say something about Sweden soon enough if that’s what you want!
@Slutsats No YOU are!! <3
@terrybrokebad Haha OMG that’s bad. In a good way.
@Megadethchic Oh I agree. But we need to have something to look forward to in this dreary life
@shaniqua_harris Not a witch? I want to be a witch.
SEE?! RT“@Kyroenna: @sweden keep up all the references omg i love you <3”
Tomorrow kids, we’ll do Star Wars.
EARNED IT I HAVE, TO FOREVER MAKE GEEK REFERENCES!!!!’
@sargoth :) actually we’re still on a steady 70,7 K I guess people are geeky enough :)
@MsWildhack Ah no, I know. I think you need to trace down all the tweets to understand why I wrote that…
@sargoth Wooow what did you say?!
@Dernier_Ciel Joking aside I actually think that’s kind of true!
@SilencedMe <3 <3 <3
…BUT THIS IS NOT THE DAY!!!!!!
You’re now thinking of unfollowing this account because of old boring geeky references?
Aaaaannnnndddd for the last time ALL TOGETHER NOW…
…FLY, YOU FOOLS!!!!
But you know what I have to say to all those unfollowers?!
Once again, all together now….
@followKayBee and they should fly!
@terrybrokebad I think the ones inventing the INTERNET were huge LOTR fans so… Basically you are right :)
Oups did you hear that?! That was the sound of thousands UNFOLLOWING, sorry next @sweden, only us geeks left here now.
…YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!
The door, of course, should have answered…- all together now – …
I once had a new intern. We tried to pass through a locked door. He put his hand on it and said ”mellon”…I KNEW then we would be friends!
@AlexKrelin hmm… Points for the effort but the correct phrase is ”but THIS IS not the day!”
Indeed they are… Hello new favorite of mine! “@imycomic: @sweden Or are they your… precccciioousssssss?”
Everyone who makes a Lord of the Ring reference is a favorite of mine.
RT @thegreenrat: .@sweden even if it uses the ring sparingly, it will fade & eventually become a wraith. Horses must give up the ring or be…
Okay now I will retweet my favorite explanation so far:
People are now mentioning ”horse means heroin”, the movie ”they shoot horses don’t they?” And the expression ”flogging a dead horse”.
@Emmaleigh504 But this ESPECIALLY do not make sense
@kenchingmom I think now perhaps a combination of bad English, bad rhyming, and writing while high?
GOD YES let us all hope for this RT“@soledad_sister: @sweden A very happy horse running towards the sunset, disappearing in the distance?”p
@charlieventris Oh sure! Actually prefer the old bombastic 80s one:)
@kenchingmom Yes I’ve heard it. Question remains: why the mentioning of the horse?
Okay I’m sad now. Sad for the old horses AND for the singer of Alphaville who surely is old now. And perhaps perishing/fading.
@avalanchelynn Is it FADING tough?
1. I know what perish means. But why a horse? Whyy
2. I don’t get,and have never understood, the ”horses don’t exist”-joke.
Keep it coming!
@thePuddleButt But why a horse?
@angrysmiley fades to gray THEN perishes?
Why is the horse fading? Is this a common problem when it comes to horses? And does it perish all together when it has faded long enough?
Listening to Alphaville’s Forever Young. The lyrics goes: ”I don’t want to perish like a fading horse”. Could someone PLEASE EXPLAIN?!
@johanjortso Nordpolen!!! I wanted one of those so bad!
@johanjortso Oh that’s one of them: Remember dad doing Omar’s voice: ”det ska bli mig en en stor ära att under fullständig tystnad ramla på”
@BenLeChialeux Well it’s a great song but Winona Ryder and Janeane Garofalo makes it even better! :)
@johanjortso Love it! I remember them very well. My dad read them aloud and recorded it, I had all these tapes with my dad narrating!
Good morning! Let’s start up w one of my best scenes in one of my favourite films – The MY SHARONA fr REALITY BITES! https://t.co/1riGBxlHPb
@PelleBlomknopp Well it’s not up to me! I have no idea how they found me.
@AnnieMarieBarry Aww such precious darlings…
@AnnieMarieBarry Thank you so much!
@djausdrpercnopt Aww SAGA! She’s trying so hard…
@djausdrpercnopt Haha, no for sure…
@djausdrpercnopt Sadly Martin won’t be in it…
@hedlundsk Oh thank you so so much!! I’ll try to keep it up :)
@hedlundsk Well Watson’s got Sherlock’s back :)
@Globalinclude ”pol” is short for ”politics”, ”funk” is short for ”funktionshinder” I believe (sorry if I’m wrong) which means ”disablility”
@hedlundsk Well niether Saga or Carrie has ever needed a man to lean on… No, I’m sureit’s a postive thing – more complex female characters
@MarjannM Depends on what time of year. If he’s dirty more often. The downside is the fur needs to be trimmed every third month. Expensive..
@MarjannM It’s a lovely, lovely breed!
@MarjannM They don’t shed at all! Always smell good, not like ”a dog”. Fur like velvet. My allergic friends hardly feels anything.
@kosnick Books are terrible. First film good. The rest bad. Nils is a very cute name!
@kosnick Also ”Ture” is from a wonderful book. Not from an AWFUL book…
@stockholmaren But what AM I eating?! no – wait – it’s a bagel! No mögelcheese (brrrrr)
@hedlundsk That was not 140 characters :(
@hedlundsk ->detectives now. We have a lot of ”sick” brilliant male detectives as well. Sherlock, Will in Hannibal…
@hedlundsk I’ll try! Cops have always been VERY troubled. They have also always been men. Things are getting better, we see more female ->
@stockholmaren Haha yes what AM I eating?!It’s a joke – you know all the tabloids with pic of celebs ”look at them eating! They’re like us”
@Loukas_RS …on the other hand, it’s great to live here when it comes to zombies. They will freeze and get slow during our winters!
@MsFrugalone They are not allowed to express opinons when it comes to politics.
@Loukas_RS Don’t remind me please…
@MsFrugalone I don’t think so. I’m sure it’s an old pic from them visiting?
@hedlundsk I’ve heard that theory before, I happen to not agree at all!
Ture is not his real name. The dog breeder named him…- this is so terrible – TWILIGHT. And YES after the movies :(
@Loukas_RS That is actually true! The winter nights though…vampire feast…
@crownofdaisiez He’s a bedlington terrier! Does it make him cooler…?
@kosnick Hm I think you’d be okay…they are very, very funny. A very special kind of humour. From the 50′s I think?
@RhondaParrish He could lick the serial killers to death!
@daveyrich62 Well now the Sweden account follows you! Does it count?
@kosnick That’s right!
.@crownofdaisiez His name is Ture. After a very famous character from a series of Swedish children’s books – private detective Ture Sventon.
@daveyrich62 That’s your home town?! Wow!
@kosnick :) Hahahaha of course! Just having a little nap between chasing bad guys!
@crownofdaisiez Haha yes i get the lamb thing A LOT… :)
@Polly_Graph Very attack-y. (not a poodle though. A bedlington terrier, but whatever…)
@Jens_LK But now the killers are able to see me so much better…
@ajvsell Well I like it so far! (after one day as Sweden…)
Here he is right now. Easily confused with a werewolf. I can sleep easy with him guarding me! http://t.co/ao70sNTkhp
What am I saying?! Alone? I have my dog with me. My fearsome, drooling beast. My blood-jawed, roaring monster of a dog…
So. Great idea to watch a lot of vampire horror (The Strain) when I’m about to sleep alone in a summer cottage. And I’m afraid of the dark.
@miltonvestin I have no idea.
@johanjortso Always loved the triceratops, since I was a kid!
@The_Smoking_GNU Well at least we can agree we both love Saga!
@charlieventris You are very welcome!
@Tantfarbrorn There is! I’ll see it, eventually…
@Tantfarbrorn Haven’t seen it. ”And you call yourself a writer and a critic…!” Etc, I know, I haven’t had the time, seen other stuff!
@throwingflowers That is also a problem. So is that people automatically think of a guy when they write a funny part in a film.
@throwingflowers Forget the comedies and think of every movie you’ve seen where there’s a funny side kick. Gender? Exactly.
@repressd Isn’t it!! I’m so excided for season 2.
@FlorinSuciu Well in that case…we LOVE THEM! Welcome to Sweden!
Hooray! The trailer for The Fall season 2 is here! I can really recommend it. BBC, serial killer, Gillian Andersson! https://t.co/JpDRVqZUZb
@JonnaCecilia I’ve heard. So disappointing!! And no of course, female protagonists doesn’t automatically lead to a high quality film.
@slysteph But this spring I took a 8 weeks screenwriting workshop at the New York Film Academy! I can REALLY recommend it, amazing teachers!
@slysteph I’m a journalist, so used to writing. Then I actually sold a script and THEN took a screenwriting course in Sweden. ->
@johntweetor Thanks for the input!
@slysteph A good education, be an intern where you not only bring coffee, have your own projects if no one hires you in the beginning!
@slysteph Right now I’m a screenwriter – but I’ve done a lot, behind and in front of the camera, from developing to producing to hosting.
@johntweetor Why don’t you suggest an interesting topic and we’ll see?
@aerynsunx Ooohhh thank you! I WILL come back – soon! <3
@johntweetor Yes, no funny ones left :( Only us boring w opinions :(((
@ChildishLorde I was thinking about the ones who are popular right now!
@myslas I worship Buffy, but even I have to admit they lack people of colour…amazing in a lot of other ways though!
@JeSuisEnFlicka True. At least I like how Teen Wolf and Orphan Black treat their characters sexuality.
@KarinRomarker I think that the New Girl-character grew a lot during the season, less Manic Pixie, more funny!
@JeSuisEnFlicka Oh yes, they are all good!
@KarinRomarker Not to talk about the word ”ADORKABLE” (they actually used that to promote New Girl with Deschanel)
@jofijn Mine too!! It will be a lot of that discussion this week!
@JeSuisEnFlicka Hm sometimes…are you thnking of anything in particular?
@jofijn I will get there, don’t you worry… :)
…I present, as a gift to you, the UNCUT Bridesmaids Teenager Scene! 10 minutes of hilariousness (is that a word?!) https://t.co/hdTpdgllJb
You are all so lovely! Actually NO haters, but instead loads of interesting links and comments! I will therefore award you:
@waern I think you’ve had/have them….
It’s embarrassing actually. Is Orange is the New Black the only show who can do it?! (which by the way is amazing, watch it)
”Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers”: http://t.co/ItqSxmb0Te
@spencergv I think there’s a missunderstanding that people don’t want to pay for, let say, female driven films. It’s proven not to be true.
@SuperRetroid It’s more often the producers fault. They have all the power.
@AlexNapier93 Not huge, but she’s hilarious. Like the rest of the cast.
@spencergv You are sadly right. But things are slowly changing, especially in the TV business.
@AlexNapier93 ”Good” doesn’t begin to describe it… It’s SO AMAZINGLY FUNNY!!
@AlexNapier93 Good Lord! Just do it. NOW! Now now now!
@Soz5UrLoz Who is she? *googling again*
@snazdoll I’m very very VERY surprised that so far people have been polite and mostly agreeing?! Usually it’s thougher with this subject…
@ajvsell Of course…
@SuperRetroid That just shows it how easy it is to change it up. Same with Angelina Jolie in Salt. Was written for Tom Cruise.
@ajvsell Ohhh I haven’t, have friends who are crazy about it!
@tony_f70 Haha no worries, Survivor was a Swedish original format :(
@snazdoll <3 Thanks sweetie, incidently LOVE the term ”slaying”
@ajvsell Have missed her! *googling*
@stedixon01 Look at my list. Streep and Midler very funny!
@njSerena I LOVE HER SO MUCH
@tony_f70 Well we import all of your reality shows so…
We need better writers, producers, directors who aren’t trapped in the 17th century when it comes to stereotypes!!
I adore: Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Maggie Smith, Ellie Kemper, Laura Dern, Lake Bell, Rebel Wilson!
Let’s not be too gloomy. I firmly believe it’s getting better! Let’s think of all actresses we love and should be in every movie or TV show?
@JillianSed Very interesting!
Listen: You won’t convince me things are equal by thinking hard and then ”but I saw a movie and it had funny women in it!”.
My point is: there are just as many funny women as there are funny men. There are NOT enough funny characters in films for women to play!
@KingTutsWWH I think it’s because TV producing is much more ”modern” than the moldy old film business.
.@throwingflowers Two different things. A lot of men believes that the only way for women to be funny is if they’re being ridiculed.
@lemterby It’s very very sad and true. Obviously there’s A LOT to say about what kind of roles and parts are given to black people…
@RinguPingu Haven’t gotten round to watch it yet! It’s on the list. You like it?
I think the TV industry are doing a better job than the film industry. Sometimes.
I was actually going to mention that one. True. But also ONE funny female amongst one BILLION male. RT@LukeBrizazzle: @sweden Finding Nemo.
@RinguPingu Ah no no, I’m just joking around. I love the effort!
I love it how you all now reeeaaalllyyyy are trying to find films with male leads and female comic reliefs… ”ummm eeh..what about…no…”
.@danielradosh It’s ok to have a female comic relief if the movie has a female lead. Rare w one with a MALE lead and a FEMALE comic relief.
Yup! That’s the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”. The bare foot bananas fountain girl. She’s usually played by Zooey Deschanel. “ADORKABLE! “
The quirky cute “crazy” girl who skinny dips in fountains & teaches the uptight guy how to loosen his tie and carpe diem.
But! There is one kind of funny girl (male-) producers LOVE:
(you care to guess??!)
Know what I’ve been told? In an argument about which character should be the “funny one”, someone said “well, boys are funnier than girls”.
@__nana Watching it exactly RIGHT NOW!!!
Think about all the action movies and Disney movies for example. Comic relief: duuuuudes.
With the exception of the romantic comedies with a female main character, also known as “chick flicks” (hateful word).
Especially in the movies. Someone playing the role of the comic relief? They’ve casted a dude alright!
@DRIMACHUCK Now I feel even worse…of course there are millions of words. Thanks for reminding! Keep on doing it. Very important!
@throwingflowers Of course, the least thing I could do *ashamed*
@DRIMACHUCK I agree 100 %, I deleted it at once!
@throwingflowers I so agree. I deleted it at once, I blame my English, would never ever say something like that in Swedish. I apologize!
Of course there is a general lack of female characters in films, but especially: why there are so few FUNNY female characters?
I think TV’s doing a better job with creating interesting female characters. But the movie industry is very retarded! Very same-same.
A miscomprehension is that we, the audience, are happy with that. ”She’s strong!” News flash! We’re not. We like COMPLEX female characters.
THANK YOU imagination lacking-dreaming of Lara Croft-film making dude!
Oh, so she’s strong!? Like, super sexy of course, and she can’t kick ass as well as the male protagonist and she STILL needs to be saved?
@zackw_ Great! <3 Saga
Film people often say “Okay there’s only one woman in our film/series but it’s a STRONG woman! She kicks ass! Be grateful everyone!”
We love Saga (she’s a cop) because she’s a very original character. Clever and strong, yes, but also hilarious! (and quite bonkers)
It seems like you really love the TV show Bron! Part of it because of Saga right? Excellent. Let’s talk female protagonists!*clears throat*
@The_Smoking_GNU Oh sorry – traumatized by the ending I guess? I never fell for Lost either…
@katteskes Something like that! I remember I learnt a lot of scary things about these new bacteria…
@katteskes Yey! Cool! I don’t remember if I was a bad or a good one actually. Think i was a bad, antibiotics resistant one…
@inpoco First Aid Kit!
@ArsenicPorks Malmö is ugly, but really nice. I love Malmö!
@halleluyang Wow, that’s amazing!!!
@inpoco What kind of music do you normally listen do? Lots of people abroad love Robyn, Lykke Li, The Knife.
@halleluyang But how come? And where do you live?
@inpoco Noooooo they are HORRIBLE!! (Also one of them used to be a Nazi.) There’s so much good Swedish music!
@halleluyang Ah you know Swedish?!
@KatCrompton That’s disappointing…I want to see the British version. But yey Bron!
@inpoco I don’t think so! (I’m happy they DON’T…)
@ArsenicPorks The surroundings are so incrediby beautiful…the town is cute enough. My dad was born there!
@halleluyang ”Upp till kamp”, ”Hammarkullen”, ”Rapport till himlen”, ”Fröken Frimans Krig”…
@pozorvlak Yeah, well, I dislike bragging parents more than kids maybe?
@ArsenicPorks Been several times to Ystad this summer actually!
@ArsenicPorks Some of the original films were ok, some…not. Like The Dogs of Riga – just low budget and bad…
@pozorvlak I don’t hate all children! I think children have personality, as grown ups do. Some kids I really like, some I don’t.
@ArsenicPorks I enjoyed reading the books, you know, great summer reads. Not so crazy about the movies or series.
@pozorvlak ”in moderation” for me is once every other year. And I need to know the kid.
@pintsizedMB I watched first ep of the US version, nothing wrong, but as you say…it already was perfect! :)
@mcntkn Great! And hello :)
@SempreSami Love love LOVE Saga Norén!!!!
@tehabe Season 2 was great as well!
@sjyoung1967 Oh I think I preferred season 1 but really liked season 2 as well!
@DohertyRA Perfect! It’s gloomy, don’t worry…
Okay it’s a DANISH/SWEDISH production, sorry!
It was so good actually, there’s an American version, ”The Bridge” and a British version, ”The Tunnel”.
I prefer the Swedish one!
If you want to watch Bron, here´s 10 minutes from ep 1 w subtitles on You Tube. Season 1 is REALLY good! https://t.co/PCZ0Lm2mcV
@AndyLeandy What!! Tell me more!
However! An editor cooly told me once when I was upset about some changes in one of my scripts: ”Write Bron. THEN you can have opinions”.
@sincerelyhorse You will not see me tweet about that.
To answer a question: NO sadly I didn’t write Bron (The Bridge).
@HeyShahRukh Oh yeah, it’s called The Tunnel! Haven’t see, think it’s good. Hmm don’t know about anything recent that is like Borgen…
@spongepaddy Well they are allowed to shit in RESTUARANTS!
@PauliSudra Sweetheart! Thank you!
@spongepaddy Maaaaayyyybeee but unless the followers of Sweden are vampire they wouldn’t be interested.
@HeyShahRukh But did you see the original SWEDISH version? Not the US/British ones…
@anilGerdem I have no idea. I love animals more than my friends anyways. Am a vegetarian, give money to organizations and so on.
@Loke1104 Ohhh finally someone asks me…I’ll come to that!
@NourAgha I LOVE to talk about religion and politics!
@sjunnedotcom They are sickening expensive.
@89_Amy The actual building was crap and I feared for my life, but the teachers were amazing!
@HeyShahRukh Have you seen Bron? ”The Bridge”?
@w0rkbench Oh I haven’t yet! It’s sure on my list! Good?
No 3 is easy. I don’t have kids. I don’t find ”crazy things” coming from kids mouths adorable or funny. However, I DO have an adorable dog..
No 2 is even harder. I just came home from NYC after living there since February…and I DID have the most amazing time…
No1 is hard. I had a dream about vampire sI actually would like to talk to you about.But NO because its’ boring listening to peoples dreams.
2. ”What a good time I had in New York, you can really be YOURSELF”
3. The darndest things kids say.
I’ve declared a vow not to ever EVER talk about the three most boring things there are in this world. You know them, but I’ll repeat them:
@HagmanNZ Thank you, I hope so!
@89_Amy I’ve studied there as well!!!!! Took the 8 week screenwriting workshop this spring!!
Have you seen it as a grown up??!’RT“@Stenbird: @sweden ULLABELLA! I loved Solstollarna.”
If you want to know a little more about me, please go to http://t.co/15xm8j1JWY
@WinterLightHome Sweet of you!
@89_Amy Welcome! Yes it’s a fun but hard business…
@misterjorgensen Haha! Well I WAS referring to the boobs…but MAYBE the pastry are too good and makes Swedish kids obese?!
@JCE_PC I WISH!!!
@mythofsisyphuss Hm might talk more about the whole carpe business…
@rishi4u Yes, sorry…
@RaniBeaton Thank you, I’m sure I will!
@EWPettersson Hello William!
@lwrocks Thank you Laurel!
(Ingredients in the very kid-inappropriate Solstollarna: Bikini clad boobs. Danish pastry. A weird secretary called Ulla-Bella.)
Other favorite topics I’ll tweet about: Vegetarian Drinking games, the Bechdel Test and the 80’s Swedish children’s TV show “Solstollarna”.
This week I will be talking LOADS about TV – I’m a screenwriter, TV critic and I’ve been working in TV for 10 or so years.
(About my @idakjellin profile pic: I’m dressed up to play A BACTERIA in a children’s show called Hjärnkontoret. Am sadly not a superhero.)