the boys + first lines

[ So! I just reached 200 followers today and I wanted to show how grateful I am for all the wonderful people who put up with me and my antics XD! I was super nervous bringing Karter to tumblr but slowly and surely I’ve seen that the people I’ve met are what makes this experience so great! By bringing Karter to tumblr I’ve had the opportunity to meet some really amazing people and helped Karter grow immensely from what he used to be five years ago!! So without further adieu I’d like to point out some really wonderful people!! ]

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no no no no no do NOT come up with super-sad headcanons about Kes Dameron’s father what the fuck is wrong with you

you are not going to write YET ANOTHER sidebar prequel to your sidebar prequel where you talk about Lita Dameron, Brave Activist who mostly prefers the company of women, deciding that she needs a baby, and finding a pretty boy from her former hometown to have a baby with, and him knowing he could never have more than that with her and devoting himself instead to the revolutionary cause, trying to hunt down the missing ones who were lost in the collapse of their hometown, and eventually being executed by the Empire for his activities– 

no. *smacks self with rolled-up newspaper* stoppit!

(chapter six is going swimmingly, why do you ask. is that Bolt’s backstory? the people Kes’s father was looking for? ohhhhhh but that doesn’t mean I need to write it, you know? I could just allude to it.)

(oh shit that ties a lot together. DID I MEAN TO DO THIS ALL ALONG? maybe? no, I really didn’t. I honestly didn’t. But it really makes a lot of sense. Oh man, I wish I knew what I was doing, because this shit is tight.)

(It’s the scenic detours in writing that sometimes make all the difference, and I wish I knew how to get that effect without meandering around like a lost little lamb, but I don’t, I can only find these things if I’m not really looking for them.)

(also uh I’m like 150,000 words into this fucking story, why can I never figure shit like this out when I haven’t already published 150,000 words already)

yeah nobody needs another 20k words of this as-yet-unnamed dude’s vain quest for his missing kinfolk and his hopeless last holovid recorded as the Imperial soldiers came for him and hastily cached somewhere that nobody will find it– 

and nobody finds it.


Everyone needs someone. Keep those in your life close and loved. Make memories and share your lives with each other. Sure everyone goes a little mad sometimes but at the end of the day you’re family. You never know when that will be taken away.

this panel… haunts me


The Lost Coven Character Introduction Aesthetics [4/9] Joshua Kindermann Brother Lover Loyal to a Fault

“James was equally thankful and frustrated for Josh’s rationality. Thankful, because Josh still offered support though he remained unconvinced the dreams came true. Frustrated, because Josh remained unconvinced the dreams came true yet still offered support.”

I’m tricking my students into writing a research paper by having them write an open letter and then strengthen their argument by adding evidence. They were allowed to write about anything they wanted for the first draft of their open letter, and one of my 10th grade boys decided he wanted to write about girls who only like bands because the members are cute and don’t really care about the music.

I let him do it because I’ve found that shutting down a student’s idea at the first draft stage tends to make them more obstinate about the topic. I figured we’d get to the evidence-gathering stage, he wouldn’t be able to find scholarly sources and he would change his topic.

Well lo and behold, today he comes into class and tells me he’s changing his topic. Apparently, he couldn’t find any evidence and he figured he was being kind of hypocritical because he gets really excited about athletes he doesn’t even know and the only reason that’s different than fangirls is because it’s him. He actually told me that he realized that writing that first letter would be pretty condescending. He’s going to write about LGBT rights instead.

This next generation, y’all. There’s some good stuff happening.

I know everything that went on behind the scenes of that set, and could you… I want you to thank her for me. It couldn’t have been easy for her to come back every year or also every day but please tell her thank you. She made it feel like a family even when the others were so… and look I’ve worked in tv for damn almost thirty years and I have never had somebody walk up to me and treat me like a person the way she did. And I knew how hard they were trying to make it for her and I saw her cry in that elevator that day and I felt so bad. But you know. We all knew. She gave us jobs, a hundred of us, and our families. School supplies for my kid, and I mean she always bought Girl Scout cookies from Christy’s kid and brought in the herb stuff when Andrew got sick. We all saw it. We weren’t supposed to talk nice about her because it upset them, but we all knew

All I’m saying is that took a lot of guts and I’m going to forget a lot of things but I won’t ever forget what she did for us
So please tell her thank you

—  one of my crewmembers