and that's too much considering no one has seen this

anonymous asked:

As someone who has been manipulated and emotional abused by an ex-boyfriend, the Emily is Away Too videos are confusing to watch. On one hand, I do really like them, but on the other, they remind me of him.

It’s okay if you’re uncomfortable watching the streams! Sometimes, no matter how much we distance ourselves, things still remind us of people. Of course Matt and Steph are just joking around and wouldnt actually manipulate people for a relationship but sometimes it’s hard for your brain to keep similar things seperate (which is understandable!). So if you can’t watch the Emily Is Away Too streams, that’s fine! It’s much more important that you’re not stressed out over something you usually enjoy. Or if you do want to watch em, make sure you’re comfortable and maybe watch different videos in between each Emily one?

of-women-and-angels  asked:

Random question, since I see other people asking about your books, would you say they are feminist (in that the universe you create either has all genders/races/sexes/sexual orientations/etc being treated equally, or if they aren't treated equally it's shown as being a bad thing and not just "(this group) is treated differently because that's the way it is")?

The books take place in the 2230s so everyone is pretty much equal. Nobody in the mainstream really even considers that a gender or orientation could be second class. One very nasty villain may come across as a bit homophobic.

In Book 2, you meet a few people who are very backwards and it takes the main character a minute to even figure out why they’re upset, and they’re seen as absurd when they do and are dealt with quite severely. Possibly too severely according to some readers.

Book 3 has a non-binary character and its clear that some of their local society doesn’t understand non-binary individuals, but there’s a purpose to that and a clear hope for things to improve.

Racial equality is also standard in 2230, except among the aforementioned characters in Book 2, and the full cast of characters is extremely diverse in both respects.

An Amazon review for Book 1 may put things in perspective-

“This book could easily rival with The Hunger Games; the world building is amazing. The story is riveting and I could hardly put the book down. My favorite part, however, was the inclusion of all groups of people. The main character is a lesbian(?) girl who is uninfluenced by any sort of love triangle? Yes, please! On several occasions non-binary genders were referenced, too. This book was clearly made by and for someone who wants progression. This story is the new generation of literature, I can’t wait to read the next one.“

-sab3na

I really love that review…