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yulinkuang:

So I’m taking a quick break before I dive down the Kissing in the Rain fan-canon rabbit hole to post some stills from another weekend directing project of mine.

Some of my Tumblr friends might be familiar with a directing series on my personal channel, I Didn’t Write This, in which I take short excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people and adapt them as a directing/filmmaking exercise. We did an episode in which I adapted a short excerpt from John Green’s Looking for Alaskasince we had already recorded the audio for the Kissing in the Rain trailer.

A few weeks ago, I decided to finally check out Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. I’d known about the book for a while and had been putting off reading it because I knew it would hit far, far too close to home (I’m a filmmaker whose creative origin story is tied pretty heavily to writing Harry Potter fanfic.) Reading Fangirl was like finding a long lost diary I’d forgotten I’d kept. I read it in two nights and fell completely and totally in love with these characters and the worlds they lived in, both in fictional fandom and IRL. Since I Didn’t Write This is my way of playing with source material I love, I knew I absolutely had to do a Fangirl episode of IDWT. I want to direct this feature so badly it hurts YOU GUYS ASDLKFJLSDK FLERMMMMMMMM.

I reached out to a few fanartists in the Tumblr tag because I thought it might be fun to use actual Fangirl fanart in my fangirl-directed fan-adaptation, so thanks goes to toerning for the sketches on Cath’s desk and doctorhooper for the fabulous poster design on the wall! We shot one scene adaptation and a few would-be promo stills as well. Much love to the always wonderful Mary Kate Wiles and the awesomely talented Denver Milord for being my Cath and Levi.

This episode of IDWT might take another week or so to come out while I work on Kissing in the Rain (which everyone should go watch Mary Kate being awesome in), so keep a look out and subscribe to my personal channel, maybe? If you like literary adaptations and shippy short films, it might be your kind of thing.

And just because it’s topical, hey look, here’s my old fanfiction.net profile. #nostalgia

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
writer  //  director  //  fangirl
youtube.com/yulinisworking
youtube.com/shipwreckedcomedy

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nicoeatsbooks:

yulinkuang:

"Cath closed the book and let it fall on Levi’s chest, not sure what happened next." - Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

A photo montage scene adaptation, watch the companion video adaptation of another scene here.

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Denver Milord

Shot by Zack Wallnau
Colored by Valerie Chiang

One of my very favorite scenes from a book ever. I desperately want to make this feature so I can shoot this scene for really real I just nrgghARGHHHHH PERFECT SCENE IS PERFECT. If you’re craving a video adaptation after this post, be sure to check out our companion video here! :)

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
youtube.com/yulinisworking
youtube.com/shipwreckedcomedy

Holy crap. This day! Wow. Levi smiling as he says he likes her *so* much. It’s too much for a fan heart. Oh my goodness.

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onebookcantransformyou:

Favourite Levi Quotes Part 2 (Part 1)

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imnot12:

Was Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl my best reading this year? Y/Y
I love it A LOT! And could relate so much to Cath. I love working on fanart (Cath loves fanfic), so I understand the struggle to work on original projects.
And as a proper fangirl of the book i couldn’t help myself to draw a picture of Cath, Levi and Reagan.

imnot12:

Was Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl my best reading this year? Y/Y

I love it A LOT! And could relate so much to Cath. I love working on fanart (Cath loves fanfic), so I understand the struggle to work on original projects.

And as a proper fangirl of the book i couldn’t help myself to draw a picture of Cath, Levi and Reagan.

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"I spent four months trying to kiss you and the last six weeks trying to figure out how I managed to fuck everything up. All I want now is to make it right, to make you see how sorry I am and why you should give me another chance. And I just want to know—are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off?"

"I’m rooting for you," she whispered.

(Source: onebookcantransformyou, via rainbowrowell)

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rainbowrowell:

themeels:

dobbysunmatchedsock:

mrpjackson:

List of OTPs that make me cry: Eleanor and Park 

He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.
fanart credit - siminiblocker

OMG

WHO IS THAT GIRL?

SHE IS PERFECT FOR ELEANOR, I NEED TO KNOW WHO SHE IS!!

It’s my sister!

http://themeels.tumblr.com/post/58899519457/melissa-as-eleanor-cosplay-of-eleanor-douglas

Always my favorite Eleanor.

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rainbowrowell:

hanafufa:

Here’s the new bookmark that I hope to give to Rainbow if/when I see her during her Landline tour! (sorry if you would have rather been surprised! >_<)
I’m just so happy and proud of this one that I couldn’t wait and needed to post it. It actually took 3 separate attempts for me to get it right (Eleanor & Park I did in one shot), so it’s super rewarding that it came together this well after all of the struggling. 
I hope you like it, Rainbow! And I hope I’ll actually be able to give it to you! Some day!
(I also put together a little progress-showing thing, to anyone interested!)

Mari, this is really, really cool. I was just looking at my E&P bookmark and thinking about how I don’t trust myself to take it out of the house.
I’m coming back to NYC in July! I’ll get to thank you in person.
Editing to add: There’s something lovely and melancholy about this. To see them apart and alone. All in the same palette.

rainbowrowell:

hanafufa:

Here’s the new bookmark that I hope to give to Rainbow if/when I see her during her Landline tour! (sorry if you would have rather been surprised! >_<)

I’m just so happy and proud of this one that I couldn’t wait and needed to post it. It actually took 3 separate attempts for me to get it right (Eleanor & Park I did in one shot), so it’s super rewarding that it came together this well after all of the struggling. 

I hope you like it, Rainbow! And I hope I’ll actually be able to give it to you! Some day!

(I also put together a little progress-showing thing, to anyone interested!)

Mari, this is really, really cool. I was just looking at my E&P bookmark and thinking about how I don’t trust myself to take it out of the house.

I’m coming back to NYC in July! I’ll get to thank you in person.

Editing to add: There’s something lovely and melancholy about this. To see them apart and alone. All in the same palette.
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
↳ Chapter Three Quotes

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AND Rainbow Rowell will write the screenplay herself.

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madster865:

"It’s Cath." I still can’t get over this couple. I was literally smiling and giggling 75% of the book. Thank u Mrs. Rowell:) please ignore the terrible hands(twenty minutes is not enough time to get my feels on paper!!!!)

madster865:

"It’s Cath."
I still can’t get over this couple. I was literally smiling and giggling 75% of the book. Thank u Mrs. Rowell:) please ignore the terrible hands(twenty minutes is not enough time to get my feels on paper!!!!)

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SO PROUD!

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HEY, TUMBLR. I HAVE MOVIE NEWS.

rainbowrowell:

DREAMWORKS PLANS TO MAKE AN ELEANOR & PARK MOVIE.

CROSS YOUR FINGERS.

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Consider the fingers CROSSED!