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A Quest For Vengeance: The Arena: A Short Story

I told you all I would be writing a fan-fic based upon –> this <– conversation. And it’s looking awesome. This is the first episode. Enjoy! I’m tagging everyone in the post. Let me know if anyone else wishes to be tagged in future episodes!

Today’s episode introduces @actualborossoldier‘s fanwalker, Marius and @confused-phyrexian‘s fanwalker, Thaclel.

Gather `Round! It’s Storytelling Time!

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You guys I have only like 5 out of 23 oneshots done and I want to post them so bad because your feedback and excitement is what encourages me to keep going. But like this is going to sound petty AF. I’m following a prompts list I found online and seeing as they are free for anyone to use I worry another writer will start doing them as well and use similar ideas to the ones I have laid out for myself. At which point I would worry people thought I stole the idea when I got around to posting them etc. So I really want to finish them all and do a master post but I’m dying!! I love writing for them but it’s hard to keep motivated.

Just finished watching mononoke and the only thing that made me sad was not being able to watch it in 1080p cause I couldn’t find any HD torrents or sites to watch it on.

The good: well I have a draft of my @spnshortstories in time for the check in.

The bad: it’s 200 words over length (1400 words over the 1200 word limit).

I’m gonna have to be brutal when I edit this later or tomorrow…

Once I have a cleaned up draft that’s close to the word limit - should be tomorrow - would any of ya’ll be up for betaing this for me?

My heart is too easily swayed.

It swells at any ounce
of sweetness.
Skips and stutters
at every act of kindness.

My heart falls too swiftly.
Loves too much, too fast.

My heart is too easily broken.

—  “Too soft” remnant-thoughts
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We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections helmed by women directors every day of Women’s History Month.

Throughout the month of March, you’ll be seeing films by everyone from Nicole Holofcener and Mira Nair to Sarah Polley and Kelly Reichardt, along with rising artists like Talya Lavie and Meera Menon, two of the four winners of our ongoing Nora Ephron Prize, a festival competition for woman moviemakers devoted to the late, pioneering legend.

Follow along and seek these talents and their cinematic treasures out!

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“Half dressed, apologetic. A mess, she looked
Pathetic, she cried:

Please don’t go sir…”

Here is Part 2 of my Marliza diptych which explores the recurring and contrasting leitmotifs in Hamilton (in this instance, helplessness). :D And, below are the two girls side by side.

Eliza: first love, beginnings, creation, song of innocence

Maria: worldly love, endings, destruction, abuse, song of experience

This one is for the anon who requested Marliza, whoever you are. I hope you see this! <3

The Octavia E. Butler exhibition is now on view!!

“Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” runs through Aug. 7, 2017, in the West Hall of the Library and puts on view approximately 100 items—letters, photographs, handwritten affirmations, and first editions of her books, and more—from the Butler literary archive, which came to The Huntington in 2008.

pictured: Octavia E. Butler, notes on writing, “Tell stories filled with facts…” ca. 1970-1995. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Copyright Estate of Octavia E. Butler.

Me: I bet Percy can sing!

Percy:

Me: Okay, but I have this headcanon where Leo sings pretty.

Leo:

Me: Well, Will is Apollo’s son, what about he singing?

Will:

Me: Okay, I give up. I’m sure Piper doesn’t sing.

Piper:

i want to make a list of movies/books/etc where a major plot point is “mom helps daughter kill a man who hurt her, or at the very least helps her hide the body” but in general that is never what the actual plot is about, so it’s huge spoilers, which is ACTUALLY KINDA WEIRD now that i am thinking about it. with dad movies it’s the whole plot of the things, SOMEONE HURT HIS DAUGHTER AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA PAY

but i read a book once that was entirely about a girl going back to her hometown after twenty years and trying to reconcile with her mother after The Incident. then they finally reveal 80% of the way through the book that The Incident was that protag thought she’d killed her date rapist and had been scared to come back because she’d somehow made it twenty years without consequences, but actually she’d only seriously injured her date rapist. protag’s mom had found the guy while looking for her wayward daughter, realized what happened, and ran him over with her truck and buried the body under her garden. she never said anything because of Mom Code.

there was no indication at any point prior to this that this was a book about a murder. it was a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a woman entering her middle years learning to better understand her mother. that just happened to include covering up a murder. protag thought her mom was just an obsessive gardener.

i have epilepsy and one of the biggest things that upset me as a kid is not being able to go to a certain place because “oh that place has lights that they specifically said were epileptic”

it confused me to no end, if they knew it was an injuring, and in some cases, a deadly thing, why use them? why not just use normal lights?

the excuse i always got were “well the other kids love them so…” or “its okay, its not a big deal” why? why isnt it a big deal that a place is openly choosing the entertainment of these kids over my safety and my life?

but the biggest thing that fucked w me as a child is sitting there and remembering that if the lights werent there, i wouldve been completely fine, happy, not limited. that the lights didnt HAVE to be there, but people without epilepsy put them there because it didnt affect them.

that my epilepsy wasnt the thing holding me back in that moment, it was the healthy people who never thought- or in this case thought and didnt care- about the disabled children who wouldnt be okay with those lights. I didnt matter because i wasnt healthy.

and even today, when i think about things like that it fucks w me, because I see it all the time and its a constant reminder that some cute, short-lived entertainment made for abled people is, has been, and will always be far more important than the safety and life of a disabled person.