“She supposes the reason she tells him is the same reason she kept his phone number after all those weeks."
Notes: An update! Finally! Apparently it’s been 4 weeks? So, a month? I didn’t realize it’d been that long. Apologies. Hope you guys enjoy this one. Next chapter hopefully won’t take too long. Thanks for reading, and messaging me (sorry I suck at responding, I just tend to get overwhelmed but know that I read and sincerely appreciate every message and comment, I just lack the words to express that well). So, yeah. Enjoy.
i know ive needed to hear this so i want to say this in case any other radical feminists need to hear it too. engaging in patriarchal influenced behavior does not make you any less of a radical feminist. we as women were socialized to be this way, to want to wear make up and shave our legs and tons of other stuff. we all can’t live our ideologies all the time as awesome as that would be, and fighting internalized misogyny can be very very hard. there are a lot more serious things too then leg shaving and wearing make up that we’ve been socialized into, like not removing abusive men from our lives or being submissive sexually. while these activities are way more dangerous and serious then leg shaving (as you know, since if you’re reading this you’re a radical feminist i assume) they still don’t make you less of a radical feminist. they make you a human who has had to suffer through female socialization.
putting radical feminist beliefs into daily life can be extremely difficult and you aren’t a bad radical feminist because of socialization
Fire emblem will be my example for this since I’ve heard and seen horror stories.
Okay, so, I think this is really dumb:
Veteran gamers [gamers who have been with a series since the beginning] being all bitchy to new comers to the series.
Now let me clarify. I think it’s fine to whine or poke fun at how much easier things have gotten in the game series. Like the easy battle system or the easier game mechanics in general, because yeah new gamers get the fruits of the game. The game developers have had time to perfect or introduce new things to the game and new coming gamers have that benefit; they don’t have to deal with the awkward clunky stuff or they get the brand spanking new mechanics or the easy mode on games that used to have very punishing game difficulties.
However, I don’t believe it’s fine to ridicule or bully the new fans for not being “real fans” of whatever series they happened to jump into. Yes, they were not with the series from the very beginning like you were, yes, they are spoiled compared to you, who toiled with the weird ass mechanics of the earlier games, and yes, they get an easy mode.
That does not give you the right to bully them or heckle them for not playing the earlier games in the series. Lets face it guys: the older games are challenging to get a hold of by legal means, the games are on older consoles that are outdated and no longer widely available, not everyone likes to set up emulators or hack their systems into backwards compatibility, and the games are tough. Let’s be real here: most of the new comers are in their teens and not every teen has money to bust on a copy of radiant dawn or fire emblem for the GBA. Not everyone has time to toil over the maps you remember so fondly, not everyone can spend hours on that one map playing on hard classic like you.
No one has to play on hard classic mode to be a true “Fire Emblemer”. You can be a true Emblemer by playing on Normal Casual or even Normal Phoenix if that’s what floats your boat.
The difficulty of your game play and the number of games in the series that you’ve played does not dictate the caliber of fan you are of something. I seriously can’t seem to make this clear enough.
So you’ve played every single English release of the Fire Emblem series. Great you’re a fan.
So you’ve played just Awakening and enjoyed it. Great you’re a fan.
So you’ve played Fates and Awakening or maybe you just picked up Fates, and you enjoyed it. Great you’re a fan.
So you’ve played every single fire emblem game under the sun that illuminates the sky so brilliantly. Great. You’re a fan [and have a lot of time and money holy shit bro].
So you like to play on Lunatic Classic. Or maybe just Normal Casual. Great you’re both fans but one of you is playing for story and the other might be playing for a challenge. Great, you like a challenge that’s nice and cool dude power to you.
You all like the series. Get along. Just because someone hasn’t played the same number of games as you or plays at a lower difficulty than you doesn’t make them any less of a gamer or fan that you are. Yes, they might not know as much as you do, but they’re new. It is their decision whether they’d like to find out more on the series or not. The fact that they’re new and don’t play like you or hasn’t played as many games as you does not give you some special privilege to look down on them.
You both enjoy the same game series but in different ways and that’s okay.
If you think you’re hot shit because you have like thirty statues of Lyn in various poses in your fire emblem decal glass display case next to your fire emblem bed with your fire emblem tiddy mouse pads and your roy amiibo: then I’ve got some news for you. You are hot shit. But you’ll never be hot enough shit to talk down to anyone. So suck it up and accept that not everyone can be as “amazing” as you.
Just respect other people got it? What the hell is so hard about that?
To all my crafting FR followers, apparently if you sell your sculptures, jewelry, plushies or any other physical creation of FR stuff, you are limited to 5.
5 total, not 5 of each thing you want to make. Unless it’s digital work like a picture, that seems okay right now.
Apparently an official update is coming about it but I thought I should share since I know for me at least this changes a lot of plans I had had for the future and wanted others to know in case it changes things for them too.
Here’s the Thread if you want to read it all for yourself:
We met through tumblr last January, and quickly became friends. We developed an attraction to each other, and I discovered he would be moving to my city in May. Once he moved here we started dating and were in a relationship for seven months. He was my first love.
Looking back we ended for reasons that were always there but we were too scared to say out loud. He’ll be moving back to his hometown in May.
We met up a few days after we broke up we met up for breakfast to exchange things. He had a lot of my books I had lent him, and as I was looking at my bookshelf the night before I saw The Warded Man, a book I had attempt to read in the summer and never finished. It was also the book I was reading when I first met him in person. He never replied to this message so I put a note in the book saying I didn’t want it anymore and put it with his stuff.
I haven’t spoken to him since that morning, and it hurt so much I didn’t even say goodbye. I miss him everyday.
So this isn’t much but I wanted to make a lil post on the changes I made this semester since I saw a dramatic grade jump this semester. To be fair, I was an emotional&mental mess last semester and my grade plummeted but still, I think some of the stuff I tried out this semester might also be helpful to others!
I made it a personal rule to organize all the stuff I learned that week by the end of the week. I had to sacrifice a lot of weekends for this but I made sure to 1.go over&rewrite my notes from the classes from that week 2. take care of all assignments 3. do the readings for next weeks class by the time I went to bed on sunday. This way by midterms/finals week, I’ve gone over all the material at least once and I have a handy notebook with all the relevant information ready
while I was organizing&going over in-class notes I realized some of my notes don’t make sense because the professor would often speak too fast for me to write so I sometimes leave out crucial info.. So I started recording all my lectures on my phone. When I go over my inclass notes &rewrite them I also listen to the lecture recording so my notes make sense & I can organize on the stuff I may have missed out on
This had been said to death but I’ll say it again…. GO! TO! CLASS!! even if the professor isn’t helpful. My physics prof didn’t really teach us a lot other than the stuff in the textbook so I was tempted not to go but I sucked it up and went anyway.. I emphasize going to class because listening to someone talk about a subject and writing it down in itself is a really helpful activity in memorization & understanding
Quiz yourself! If your textbook has practice Q’s, do them after you go over your notes! If it doesn’t, get a buddy to quiz you! This is important because going over the notes isn’t enough for memorization. You have to keep on recalling info in order to make it yours.
Set weekly goals! You know that refreshed feeling you get about going into the new year? or a new semester? I try to keep that fresh motivatio alive by starting off monday planning what to do for the week.
On a sidenote keeping a semester calendar of all your semester to-dos handy is really important because I failed to do this and ended up having to take a test one day at 12 pm and give a presentation at 1:30pm when the two class rooms were like 20 mins apart… it was hellish because the day before I spent my time practicing my speech instead of studying…. oh and did I mention I had to hand in an essay by 10 am that morning… one that I forgot about until the day before?? fortunately It was a “full-mark-as-long-as-you-hand-it-in” situation but yeah… that day was probably one of the most stressful days I’ve had to go through….
I guess that’s it! nothing special but sth for people like me who needed some guidance in setting a rhythm&structure in studying!
Not too long ago, the question was asked: Will “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” be reprinted in any other venue or made available online for those who haven’t bought or cannot afford to buy the ROGUES anthology?
I played coy because the contract had not yet been signed, but as it happened, not twelve hours earlier I had been approached for online reprint rights to that very story.
So, the good news is: “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” will be appearing in UNCANNY MAGAZINE #5, July 2015. As per usual, the full issue can be purchased in eBook format (PDF, EPUB, MOBI) first, and selected contents will also be available free online at various times. In this case, that’s August.
SO: If you want it early, along with lots of other great stuff from a magazine worth supporting, buy the issue in July. If you want it for free to read online, you need only wait until August, and those fabulous ladies and their friendly automaton will give you all the magical heist goodness your heart could desire.
You can check out everything Uncanny has to offer at:
It’s been really long since I’ve finished a book so interesting that I’ve finished it fast enough. Technically I’ve finished this for a day. Words cannot describe how grateful and happy I am to have randomly chose this book to borrow at our school library.
It was so damn interesting that I cannot even take a break. I’m not really a fan of Paris or anything Parisian and stuff but this book definitely changed my perspective of Paris and now, I too, like any other fashion girl, is dreaming about Paris.
Probably the great thing about this book is that I can relate to it so much. The guy best friend thing, the thing about movies, about friends, and relationships. I had a lot of realizations after reading this book. I wouldn’t want to elaborate on that much because this would be such a lengthy post.
Anyway, I was just thinking about doing my first ever book review and like maybe post my favorite quotes and parts of the book?
I’ve seen a ton of really rude stuff going around about EYK and I just wanna say a few things.
1. They are people. People make mistakes and always have more to learn.
2. Simon and Martina are good people. They are not villains or racist. They don’t hate kpop or present it as anything other than what it is. They genuinely want to entertain people as well as inform them while maintaining their business. They have admitted they are casual kpop fans as well and thus not to be taken too seriously.
3. EYK has brought kpop and Korean culture to many English speakers. When I first came across them three years ago, I learned about a lot of new groups from their Music Mondays. They were instrumental in me becoming a kpop fan. When I started getting into groups on my own, I had opinions different from theirs so I stopped watching their Music Mondays. I disagreed with a lot of their opinions and that’s okay. I simply stopped watching them and wasn’t an ass about it. I still enjoy their food and informational videos, which comprise the majority of their channel anyways.
4. They are on good terms with plenty of idols. If idols aren’t offended by them, why should fans be? They are on good terms with both Eric and Kevin, who would probably like to have them on ASC. I’m sure if they saw what people are tweeting and this petition that’s going around, they’d take Simon and Martina’s side. They know them personally. We don’t. If EYK are good enough for Eric, Kevin and Amber, they’re good enough for me.
5. Don’t be a bunch of asses. You don’t have to like them. You don’t have to watch or agree with their videos. Keep it to yourself. They aren’t out to hurt anyone.
What anime are you watching besides Gintama right now? :)
Not much at the moment!! I’ve got a lot of really incredible things going on and so I haven’t been spending much time watching TV. However, I’m waiting anxiously for Yuri!!! On Ice to start because I AM SO EXCITED FOR IT!! IT LOOKS SOOOOO GOOOD!!! I’ve been doing a lot more reading than I have watching anything and recently flipped through a manga that I liked pretty well. Usually I stay away from yaoi manga, but there’s a few that I like okay. The one I flipped through while I was on a train was Given by Kizu Natsuki. It still has a lot of the classic yaoi tropes, but I really like the art, I like the premise, and I really, really like the characters, so the tropes are super easy to ignore. I, of course, keep up with all of Old Xian’s updates as well. I used to wait awhile so I had a bunch to read when I went back to it, but I just can’t help myself anymore, I need to read the updates exactly when they happen OTL It’s just easier for me to read things with all I do, it’s more accessible ahaa Though, once Yuri!!! starts, I’m going to be all fucking over it, I’ve been looking forward to it since it was announced and all the characters look amazing!!
My doujin haul! From top to bottom:
1) Haikyuu: KageHina doujins
I wanted to get Bubunhanten’s other anthology for completeness’ sake but I guess that will have to wait for next time. Otherwise pretty pleased since I’ll have a lot of KageHina reading material - four anthologies! - to tide me over to the next trip or haul. I love Ooki Bonta’s artwork so I got some of their stuff too. I first saw their Touhou artwork but that feeling of joy when I saw that they drew KageHina stuff…!The last book in the bottom row is a gender swap AU that caught my eye out of all the gen stuff.
2) OiKage, SugaKage, uke!Kageyama
I love myself some uke/bottom Kageyama so I had to get OiKage stuff but also picked up SugaKage stuff since I usually don’t encounter doujins with that arrangement. The book at the bottom is an SugaKage anthology, and the one at the top to the far right is an Kageyama pairings anthology
3) Yowamushi Pedal: Imaizumi/Onoda, Manami/Onoda, Kinjou/Imaizumi, Kanzaki/Imaizumi, Naruko/Imaizumi
I’m a sucker for uke/bottom Imaizumi too (lol anyone see a pattern) but Imaizumi/Onoda is too cute! While Manami/Onoda has its fair share of shippers I don’t often see doujin for that pairing so I was tempted to buy at least one book. Hehe, I wasn’t disappointed by the Kinjou/Imaizumi book either (surprise sex scenes!) Kanzaki (the elder brother) and Imaizumi is another rarepair I almost never see - I’ve seen some art and doujin but never any fanfic - so I had to get that. And of course, what Imaizumi doujin haul is complete without Imaizumi/Naruko stuff?
Nuff said. Nyanko Fuku-chan~
5) Tales of Symphonia, FF7
Recently playing through Tales of Symphonia and disappointed by the relative dearth of Zelos/Lloyd so I had to scratch that itch with doujin. I prefer Zelos/Lloyd over the reverse so I was disappointed when I forgot to bring my passport (for age verification) when I stumbled upon a R18 Zelos/Lloyd anthology. Wait for me! D:
Last but certainly not least (book in the bottom row) is a FF7 doujin from Yubinbasya. I’m not as into FF7 anymore as I was back during the younger days but I remember how gorgeous their stuff was and this book certainly does not disappoint. It’s a full color anthology in a holographic slipcase. The amount of effort circles put not only into the artwork but also the production values of their doujin never ceases to amaze me.
Well, that’s it for now. I’ll probably post more about the individual doujins + pics of their contents later.