unequivocally the greatest dedication page I have ever seen, five stars for THE BONE WITCH and I haven’t even started it yet Image
thrilled to report that the first few chapters absolutely live up to the dedication page

everyone walks around with their hearts encased in crystal pendants around their necks and married people WEAR EACH OTHER’S, which is the most romantic shit I’ve ever heard
I am just over halfway through this book and it is truly ticking all the boxes: magical world-building that’s not just a rehash of tired white Western tropes, genuinely affectionate siblings, lots of “what are they eating” and “what are they wearing” which I ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW

I don’t know exactly how old Lady Mykaela is, but she’s Cate Blanchett in my head and you can’t stop me
“Fantasy trilogies by women of color building magical worlds that draw on cultural practices and folklore from nonwhite, non-Western cultures” is the literary niche that has fed my heart and soul during quarantine
This means there are now SEVERAL writers I am impatiently praying will WRITE FASTER because the trilogies are not finished (Tomi Adeyemi book three WHEN 😩😩😩) but that’s a good problem to have for someone whose fatigued brain struggled to finish a book over the past few years
Pleased to inform you that the acknowledgments are just as delightful as the dedication

gonna bring book 2 with me to set tonight Image
Book 2 is ALSO DEDICATED TO RAMEN, absolute legend Image

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11 Jun
Back on set for our last shoot! Working on the final scene in the mirror room which always makes me cry because DeLanna is so good. if there’s anything in this store I haven’t taken a picture of that you WANT me to take a picture of, you have until 10 pm to file your request Image
okay well now I’m crying Image
Victoria the production designer made the cast and crew a BROKEN HEART SPREAD playlist 💔 ImageImage
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10 Jun
Whole different view today! We’re filming a walk-and-talk where Delphine is wandering through the store while on the phone with her wife so I am tucked in the back behind the cash register next to the sewing machines. Image
My stepmom’s mom was dying while I was writing this, and the Two of Cups scene - where we first learn about the personal crisis Delphine is dealing with while solving everyone else’s problems - was really shaped by watching the way my dad supported and took care of her.
This is the scene where we meet Delphine’s wife, and get a glimpse of all the ways she’s keeping the family crisis under control on a really chaotic day so that Delphine can focus on work and taking care of herself.
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10 Jun
I slept for 4 hours and then finished my book and then ate a bunch of har gow and now I’m back on set chillaxing while they set up so AMA about the tarot play either here or on Instagram Stories 🔮🔮🔮

In my head, Anna was literally Julia Roberts’ character from NOTTING HILL

Phoebe Waller-Bridge would be great as Jordan

initially I imagined both Delphine and her wife in their 50s/60s but DeLanna is younger so maybe Constance Wu as Phoebe?
I don’t actually know who we are going to end up casting for the voiceovers, there was a long list but we haven’t narrowed it down

funnily enough, DeLanna was on the list for Jordan’s one VO line before we lost our other actress and the director was like “….. hang on”
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9 Jun
when will men on the internet stop writing Al Franken fan fiction about things they cannot possibly state as verified facts because they are completely hypothetical
also, yes! he probably would have! lots of men on the political left who are serial sexual harassers reliably say and do and vote on all the right feminist policies so that when women come forward with accusations it’s all “no WAY he would NEVER, look at that male feminist cred!”
The Gates Foundation poured MILLIONS into global women’s healthcare! Bill Clinton appointed more women to cabinet positions than any of his predecessors! You don’t think any of this shit is tactical??
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9 Jun
good morning, here we fuckin go

I know I must have slept at least long enough to have a hilarious dream that Alice and Barack Obama wrote a children’s book together, but I am not feeling it
(It was about two tiny child princesses named Charlotte and Wanda who get to pick out their own outfits that’s all I remember but it was a hit)
I love her Image
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9 Jun
back on set! filming for real this time. gonna make some magic happen in this room later.
The witchy vending machine is my fave
They let me peek at this morning’s raw footage and 😍😍😍

it already looks like a real film

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