the thing about writing a ship is like y’all realize there are aspects that AREN’T supposed to be realistic, right? this was something i learned way back in the day when i watched how i met your mother and i realized the writers had no clue how to keep barney and robin together and make it interesting and engaging. the thing that worked with barney and robin was the almost-maybe-will they-won’t they aspect of it. once they got together and stayed together, their relationship grew stale and boring. and that’s not to say it couldn’t have been interesting and well done, but the writers, in my opinion, sort of failed in that regard. where they succeeded with marshall and lily, they dropped the ball with barney and robin.
that stupid show is the reason why i’m very conscious of how i write ships and especially how i write slow burn. i don’t want to have all this build-up, chapters and chapters of build-up, only to get the two characters together and have them be constantly together all the time and everything is perfect and then you get bored of their relationship. or maybe bored isn’t the right word for it; it’s more just like you’re accustomed to them being together so it doesn’t feel like a big deal anymore.
like, when an author only has the ship kiss once every three chapters, then i’m going to cling to those kisses with all i’ve got. i’m going to cherish those kisses and get a tingly feeling inside when i read those kisses. if the characters kissed every paragraph, i’d get used to it pretty quickly and then it wouldn’t feel special anymore. is it more realistic to kiss a lot? probably. is it better storytelling? debatable.
there is of course a place for these characters fuck all the time!!! fuck for four chapters straight!!!! nothing but sex!!!! but there’s also a place for gentle touches and small gestures and refraining from constantly touching each other.
is any of what i’m describing “realistic”? probably not. but sometimes you have to sacrifice realism for the sake of good narrative engaging storytelling, and hopefully you do it well enough that the audience suspends their disbelief and forgives you for not writing something 100 percent realistic.
After a lot of blood, sweat, caffeine, and tears, my senior art show piece is complete (FINALLY). I had a critique last night with my school’s art faculty and I was overwhelmed by the positive responses they gave. They even asked for me to put all six of these pieces in a gallery invitational and I died ;A;
Here’s a preview shot of some of the bun pieces–I’ll post the final product when my show takes place!!
-potatoes (fries, mashed, baked)
-fried meat of any kind
-chips and dip
-pies, cookies, cakes
-all breads (except for wheat bread used proportionally for safe foods)
-all Mexican and Italian dishes
-condiments (dressings, butter, ect…)
I have gained so much lately and I know I am over 140 now. It has to stop. I started laxatives again and I haven’t taken my medication in quite some time. I am depressed and can’t handle how much I weigh anymore. I tried to be positive about it and look on the bright side. Like, “oh wow so curvy and sexy!” But really I am just fat with tons of cellulite and stretch marks on my thighs and butt. I get physically sick looking at my naked self in the mirror and it really is a shame. Something has to change and it starts now. I have to clean up my diet.
I have taken nutrition studies and animal nutrition studies, dogs in specific. I’m not talking out of nothing. You CAN put a dog on a vegan diet. Sure it’s possible. But it is unhealthy. Dogs are omnivores, their bodies are built to decompose meat proteins into essential amino acids. Most plant proteins won’t give them ALL the amino acids they need. In fact the ONLY vegetarian food we sell at my store has the lowest protein possible. And you have to feed it in high amounts alongside supplements. To put a dog on a vegan diet is unfair to the animal itself. You can’t force your beliefs upon an animal that eats meat naturally. I’m a vegetarian and I don’t feed my dog only vegetarian food. I have NEVER seen a dog healthy on a vegan diet.
If you want to force your beliefs onto your pets, GET A HERBIVORE ANIMAL. A rabbit, an iguana, something that doesn’t need meat. You are making animals unhealthy by forcing your “animal rights” beliefs upon your dog.