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Taking Prompts!

So, since my goal of posting an update every week this month failed, and I’ve decided post the two part mythology AU together and did no writing… I’m taking prompts to make up for it!

Send my a prompt (relatively short/simple ones) and pairing via my ask box only, and I will write a you a short little dabble/fic.  Prompts will close after 5pm EST on Friday, March 31st.

Let’s do this!

I don’t know if you guys are aware of what’s been happening on Book Twitter the last few hours or so but someone on LitReactor wrote an article about why “Posting About Politics Kills Your [Writing] Career.” To the best of my knowledge, the article has since been pulled, and I wouldn’t have linked to it anyway because I don’t want to give the article clicks or the author money, but I’m going to be really honest with you guys for a second, cos I feel like I don’t actually post that much about myself or my personal life/background here.

Being vocal about politics has actually killed my mother’s dream career. She works in technology now, but when she was only a little older than me and pursuing her MA, she attended Beijing Normal University, which is one of the best colleges for teachers in China. She was bright and she was idealistic, and she’s good at talking and she loves teaching. She wanted to be a teacher. But then she participated in the Tiananmen Square Protests in 1989, and she was banned from holding government office, which teaching counts as, and so she’s never formally been a teacher.

And I’ve grown up with her stories about it. I’ve grown up being terrified of the social and economic consequences of my opinions. I’m not very loud on platforms that are attached to my real name (which is part of why I use a pseudonym; the other half is habit, because I was one of those Good Kids who listened to our computer teachers when they told us not to reveal personal info online when I was like 12, so), and I’m terrified of public and political backlash. I’m not ashamed of my opinions, but I’m terrified that they might produce material consequences against me, because they have produced material consequences against my mother.

But here’s the thing: I’ve never heard my mom express regret about it. She’s been sad, she’s been disillusioned with the protestors of 1989 (I am too, but that’s a different post and a longer story), but she’s still very loud about what her opinions are and what she believes to be right. Of course there are consequences to your speech. There will always be. But articles like these try to intimidate people, to hold them in fear, to stop them from speaking their minds.

And there’s something so fucking privileged about being so sheltered from politics that it doesn’t matter to you one way or another whether or not you participate them. There are so many people who are held a prisoner to politics against their will because governments have politicised their bodies, their very right to live and their right to access, and to, in essence, tell writers––especially marginalised writers––to shut up about being treated like a human is some type of bullshit.

Publishing has always been politics. It’s been political since the moment it began. The reason America exports so many books and imports so little has to do with American imperialism and global geopolitics. The choices that editors make––I will acquire this author and not that one––are politics. The amount of publicity we give to certain authors but not others––those are all political. Franz Fanon is political. Jane Austen is political. YA is political, SFF is political, the devaluation of romance as a genre is political. The privileging of literary fiction is political. Gatekeeping is political.

When everything in your life is impacted by politics, you will be political, and the books that you write, the posts that you share, will be political, and it takes some kind of nerve to be telling people to shut up because you aren’t impacted, you don’t care, and you’re holding people’s careers over their heads about it. It’s so fucking shitty, especially in times when we need to be political and push back against a state that seems now set on culling our rights.

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So approximately six thousand years ago I told @forksalesperson I would draw Ed for her and because I am me I’m only just now getting it to her. 

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oddly enough, some of my best halloween costumes have been worn by my sister.

Anyway election day is coming 1 week from today, so remember we are not only voting for Trump to not be President but  also for local leaders such as filling seats in the senate.

But there are seats for grab where you could put people who idk support ideas such as freedom of choice; human rights like gay rights; regulations of, and protections from, exploits of the law, the environment, and humans…things like that! I don’t know why we still have to vote to protect these things but they are honestly up for grabs. 

So we have to vote

Although every state and local election matter and are important, here are some swing states for the senate

  • Nevada (check out Catherine Cortez Masto),
  • Florida (check out Patrick Murphy, he’s running up against Marc Rubio), 

“The first thing Baz notices as the taxi pulls up to the house is that it looks exactly the same as the last time he was here. There are different flowers in the beds and the front door is blue now, (how Daphne got away with that, Baz has no idea), but it’s still the same house. Baz can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not.”

moodboard inspired by chapter four of my fic begin again

anonymous asked:

Hey wondering if you could please rec some ace safe sh blogs? They can be so hard to find. Thanks for reading

Okay so this isn’t everyone but here are some people who I see being friendly and positive towards aro/aces and who I find trustworthy in that aspect. Lots of them are multifandom blogs but they all post Shadowhunters content. Some I’ve been following for months while others I started following literally today. Most of these ppl are my mutuals but not everyone and I’m sorry if I forgot anyone and also feel free to tell me if you don’t want your url up here for some reason and I’ll delete it. Anyway here we go:

First of all: @matthewbane (you can trust Sara, follow her pls)

Also: @katy-l-wood || @intangibel || @andrewminyardy || @pretteedizzeed || @grayacejace || @mammafairchild || @nightfallgoddess || @courageincombat || @arosendes || @aleclightwouldyounot || @sapphicalexandra || @sapphiclydia || @thisissirius || @sadlyamundane || @wolfpupmaia || @bismoaking || @queerlightwoods || @doctorlightwood || @clizzyiscanon

Again I feel like I forgot someone so I’m really sorry about that but anyway anyone’s welcome to add their url to this if you’re a Shadowhunters blog that is safe for ALL aro/aces (which by the way involves not being an ace exclusionist and not reblogging any of the subtly aphobic posts made by discoursers), it would be very much appreciated by lots of people <3

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So… I took a bit of an ‘unannounced vacation’ for a few weeks while I tried to regain my sanity but everything’s cool now and I’m going to get back to drawing responses.

lmao i’ve lost 20 followers today and i can only assume it’s because i’m posting more hamilton stuff like it’s cool if my content is no longer to your tastes but hey if you post any hamilton hit me up n like/reblog this post so i can check out ur blog my dash is dead as hell and i want new mutuals

I know there’s a ton of pressure on women to be cheerful and whatnot, but I am so done with the glorification of negativity and cold bitterness. I’ve been cold, I’ve been bitter, and I’ve been negative. I’ve been ✨  misunderstood ✨ , and I’ve given in to the glorification as a means of self-preservation. And I’ve been all of those things on a regular basis, for years. But what I’ve realized since getting out of such behavior patterns and attitudes is that clinging to those things for strength was nothing more than a glorification of unhealthiness. I wasn’t overcoming stereotypes – I was deeply depressed (and often blind to the fact). Yes, we live in a difficult and deeply unjust and miserable world. Yes, there are tons of reasons to be angry. We NEED to be angry at the state of the world and we need to act and push others to act. But being /constantly/ angry is tiring and being constantly negative is immature. Yes everyone functions differently, and I /understand/, but I am so done. Being around dark things drags me down, and I am done. Be angry, act, but try to make things better. Strength is trying to rise above the negativity of the world. Strength is fighting to be better by being kind. Overcoming sexist stereotypes is sometimes not being afraid to be warm and soft and “feminine” if that’s what you want to be. I’m done with the rest of it. I’ve been dark and cynical and frigid and ✨  strong ✨  but all it did was give power to the things that were actually dragging me down and feeding the shiny darkness. I’ve given a decade of my life to it, and I’m done. 

here’s a list of my current theories before the new episode today:

-mary faked her death
-vivian is a mole for moriarty and was placed to keep an eye on mycroft
-vivian and mary worked together to fake mary’s death
-they also worked together during the tbilisi incident
-t6t was definitely from the pov of an unreliable narrator, probably sherlock
-everything was fucky because he’s being drugged (similar to his fake deduction about the assassin wife drugging the president)
-john has a plan that he has to keep a secret from sherlock (reverse reichenbach)

Isak and Even x international women’s day - one shot by Nate

I had planned to post this on international women’s day a few days ago but I didn’t have the time to finish it due to school! But here it is anyways! I hope you guys like it!  💙and doesn’t drill me on my dialogue work because that’s a sore spot for me and I know I have a lot of improvements to do.

It was a late Wednesday evening and Isak and Even had just got back home to Isaks place. It was international women’s day and Even had been the one that had tried to convince Isak the importance of participation for weeks in advanced. Even had always been reading about equal rights and it was often something he discussed many times with his mom during family dinners. Isak on the other hand had previously really not cared at all. Not until recently when he briefly had searched up information about equal rights since Sana had brought the discussion to the table during one of their biology study sessions a few weeks before international women’s day. Since then, Isak had spent loads of his free time googling about the issue of feminism at the same time as he started following new accounts on Instagram that frequently posted about it. The more research Isak did, the more he felt like he just couldn’t ignore the issues anymore. So when Even had asked Isak if he was interested to participate in international women’s day for the gazillion time, Isak was more than ecstatic to finally come around and say yes. After all, despite the fact that Isak had been reading up a lot about it he was still always willing to learn even more so what day wasn’t more perfect for learning all about women’s rights and feminism than on international women’s day?

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