and so it beings

Soldier Erik and Prince Charles commissioned by @parodyandpastiche for @godlyrights

honestly it’s baffling to me how the entire party can be So Bad at reading vex outside of percy and pike (if she’s there) like even vax is extremely hit or miss on saying what vex wants or needs to hear and as a whole vm just. likes to dismiss a lot of vex’s more serious feelings as jokes.

you know, when i think about how much more active of a writer i was when i was a kid, it’s kind of depressing.

i mean, i had the original Big Epic Fantasy Novel in the works (which i still occasionally think about going back to, but probably never will), and that came to around 500 or 600 pages when you include the countless redrafts, 50-page synopsis, character sheets, lore, worldbuilding, sequel ideas, and assorted random scenes/episodes. then there was the 90-page evil granny novel, which we all know and (?) love, the rambling play about the two kids who get trapped in the underworld together and end up organising a rebellion against the Lord of the Dead, and at least five others - all of which were over a hundred pages long. and that’s not even counting the short stories, scripts, and poetry that i churned out on a fairly regular basis.

i think about it, and it’s like: wow, how the hell did i even do that? nowadays, if i can write something that’s over 10k, it feels like a huge achievement - and even when i do manage it, it invariably gets abandoned after i lose the motivation to finish it. i’m not sure if that’s because of lack of time or lack of drive, but either way it makes me a bit sad. i hope that one day i’ll get the chance to be as prolific as my weird, obsessive eight-year-old self was.

i’ve seen so much…..?? anger at the show for not showing Sana enough because it’s her season? and that it’s  all over the place and focusing on the other characters too much….

But honestly for me this season has been pretty good story wise. It’s brought up a lot of issues a young muslim girl may face and yeah she’s in a really shitty place right now and her friends aren’t being the best but…. it happens. Life happens just like this and in that regard skam has been right on the ball.

I think theres a very subtle literary device being used here in that the story is chaotic because it’s reflecting Sana. It’s reflecting the chaos of her identity. Sana doesn’t know whats happening and what she wants and what she doesn’t want, Sana doesn’t know what to think or who to confide in and so the story is all over the place, we dont know whats happening in the story and we don’t know what we want to happen or who is really in her corner.

Im upset for Sana too but I really don’t get the annoyance with the storytelling and anger at the ‘bad writing.’

Chronically ill, or robotic alien vampire fairy princess? You decide.

[Image is a drawing of a seven-panel comic. In the first three panels, a little stick-figure boy is talking to a stick-figure girl. “Miss Vanessa, how come you’re sick all the time?” He asks. She leans in and whispers, “Can you keep a secret?” He nods. “It’s because I’m a robot made from spare parts, and some of my pieces are broken.” In the next three panels, the stick-figure girl is telling different things to different kids. First, “It’s because I’m secretly an alien doing research on humans.” Then, “Secretly I’m a vampire…on a diet.” And finally, “I’m actually a fairy princess, but I was kidnapped and now I’m slowly running out of magic.” In the final panel, the kids are all shouting their love for the stick-figure girl as she happily walks away.]

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