go jesus go jesus

Some lady on Twitter keeps tweeting at Rian and VF, demanding an apology and clarification for reylo shippers…because apparently fanboys got an apology–better described as backpedaling–from JJ when he said Rey’s parents weren’t in VII.

And I’m just like can you not embarrass me and other fellow shippers in the name of reylo? Please and thank.

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Honestly, I think the whole “don’t pay the writers” thing boils down to the notion that everybody thinks they can write. It’s the old saw about the novelist at a cocktail party having to hear someone say, for the millionth time, “I’d love to write a book someday.”

Someone–Stephen King? Pretty sure I saw this in a Stephen King foreword–once said they’d like to say to a brain surgeon, “Boy, I’d love to do brain surgery someday.”

We treat “the ability to put words into a sentence” like it’s just the same as “the ability to form a coherent narrative that engenders a variety of emotions within the reader and puts them in a scene and shows them what they didn’t see before”.

And that’s like me drawing a stick figure and saying I’m an artist.

Writers are constantly devalued because everyone thinks they have a book in them and don’t realize the level of skill and commitment it takes to finish even a short story, much less a whole book. 

This goes well beyond fandom, but man, I would’ve hoped fandom would know better.

I am so done with this. *throws the pastel monster down*

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Self indulgent edgy dads doodle before bed // Gabriel’s inaccurate height is intentional // Try to stop me ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

“I don’t know the plans you have for me,” I tell the Lord. “All I see is pain and difficult times and inconveniences and hard choices and thorns and cliffs. It doesn’t make sense.” 

God says, “You don’t need to know the plans.” 

“What?” 

“You need to know me.”

—  Sara Kellar // Songs in the Night

Casually adding this to the list of things that I wish had happened

  • Me: wow this landscape is gorgeous where is this i wish I could go th...
  • Me: *squints*
  • Me: this is a video game isn't it
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And the call isn’t out there at all
It’s inside me