i am loving this graphic novel

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

YA Books With Queer Girls

This maaay be stemming from anger, as all my best ideas are, but I figured it might help someone find a really awesome book, and so I shall be your unofficial librarian for a sec. 

I can vouch for all of these books; yes, some are better than others (I mean, yes, Of Fire and Stars has an overly simple plot), but they are all very much enjoyable, especially if you’re not in constantly book-reviewer mode like I am whenever I read. 

Also, I’m focusing this specially on books with queer girls, because I feel like YA has a bit of a problem with wlw. They tend to fly majorly under the radar, while books like Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Carry On get majorly hyped. Don’t get me wrong, I love both those books to bits, but still. I want to read all the books about girls who love girls. 

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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman: I need to put on of my all-time fav books here, first, don’t I? But, seriously, this book is fucking fantastic, and I love it to bits. It’s got all the amazing things: podcasts, nerdy people being nerdy, geeking out over sci-fi, it’s fantastic. Bisexual female MC/narrator + demisexual male MC + gay male side character + gay female minor character. 

When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: Guys. GUYS. This book is gorgeous. One of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a long time. Anna-Marie McLemore is already one of my top ten favorite writers and she’s only written two books, and this…I love this book and I want everyone to read this amazing book SO JUST GO READ IT, OKAY? AND it’s about QPOC, AND it very much respects and embraces true magical realism, AND the author is literally the sweetest person ever. Queer female MC + trans male MC.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova: This book is like a mix of Alice in Wonderland and a crazy fever dream. BUT IN A GOOD WAY. And can I mention the worldbuilding??? I’m in love with it. Bisexual female MC + queer female MC

Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour: THIS BOOK IS FREAKIN’ ADORABLE. I mean, it’s about romance and movies and mysteries and it has a beautifully built slowburn romance and everyone is adorable and the romance is adorable and just ALL THE YES. Gay female MC + Gay female MC

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee: This book is all about the internet! I mean, if you exist on a creative plain of the internet, you’ll see yourself in this book. PLUS all the amazing and totally important conversations about asexuality. Asexual romantic female MC.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert: I am SO ANGRY about how much this book has flown under the radar, because it’s amazing and so important and it addresses so many amazing things, and I just…Brandy Colbert writes the most fantastically realistic, flawed characters and I love it. Bisexual female MC + queer female side character.

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst: I need to mention the cover of this book, first, because OH THE GORGEOUSNESS. Also, can I say NON-HOMOPHOBIC FANTASY WORLD??? Gay female MC + gay female MC

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, and Brooke A. Allen: I shriek about this graphic novel/s every single time someone asks for a comic recommendation. It’s ridiculous in the best way and lighthearted and has the most lovable characters and can I mention the cast is ENTIRELY FEMALE? Gay female MC + Gay female MC + Trans female MC

As I Descended by Robin Talley: Gay modern day Macbeth retelling with ghosts. Want to hear that again? LESBIAN MACBETH. WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THIS ALREADY? Gay female MC + Gay female MC

10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac: Okay, yes, this book has an awful cover but don’t let that sway you because I love this book to pieces. For one, it’s set in Vancouver, and I love Vancouver, and also it has probably one of the most realistic portrayals of anxiety I’ve ever read, AND THAT ANXIETY DOESN’T GET CURED WITH ROMANCE. Gay female MC + Gay female side character

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine: Okay, yes, this is a sequel, but I had to add it to the list because I’m in love with this series and this world and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s gloriously stabby. Bisexual female MC + queer female MC

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde: This book is a love letter to fandom and nerd culture and everything, AND I LOVE IT TO PIECES. I’m so, so happy this book is getting so much hype because it stands up to the hype and crushes it and I just love it, okay?? Also, I love all the characters. ALL OF THEM. They’re so fantastically written and adorable and I REALLY, REALLY LOVE THEM. Bisexual female MC + Queer female side character.

Get It Together, Delilah/The Flywheel by Erin Gough: It’s set in a bakery/cafe, which is enough to get my heart beating, but this book is just straight-up adorable. Also, if you don’t think I’m making panna cotta gelato the first chance I get YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN. Gay female MC + Gay female MC.

BONUS: These books don’t have queer girls as MCs, but they do have queer girls and are just overall fantastic. The Upside of Unrequited has a sideplot about the MC’s gay sister and her pansexual girlfriend, plus the most adorable moms in YA, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has a female character whom I’m like 99% sure is asexual, A Tyranny of Petticoats has a couple of stories that are about queer girls, as does Meet Cute

Also, did I miss any important books??? Tell me if I did because I want to know about ALL THE BOOKS with queer girls. 

It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!! I am so excited and proud to announce that the release of the “Love is Love” graphic novel is tomorrow, 12/28, and we have plenty at the Gamer’s Gambit!


The graphic novel was created through the joint efforts of IDW Publishing and DC Comics in order to support the survivors and honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened earlier this year. Containing stories by multiple artists and writers such as Jim Lee, Gail Simone, Patton Oswald, and many more, the graphic novel is a collection of stories and reactions that were felt across the world as the news of this horrific hate crime broke.

I had to hold back tears as I flipped through this book; on one hand we see the reactions from characters as they watch the news unfold about the attack on the LGBT community. We see the sadness, the anger, the confusion as to how one human being could twist themselves around such hatred and let it consume them. And then, through other pages, we are treated to vibrant and beautiful colours featuring couples finding strength, family members accepting those who take a brave step and come out to them, a resurgence of love that refuses to simply break down and let anger taint everything. We see the faces of heroes and villains we know and love–Harley and Ivy, Batman, Batwoman, the Lantern Corps–reach out to help us find the power we’ve always had inside us. The power to push back.
The power to love and keep loving.

All proceeds from “Love is Love” will go to the families of the victims and the survivors via Equality Florida.

To quote a page of “Love is Love” that resonates with me personally:
“Keep creating your art. Tell your stories and celebrate life. Because that’s how we beat this thing…”

-Kelly

Okay, Tumblr, we need to talk.

Listen, mermaids are not usually my thing. I am pretty indifferent towards them in general, but I see a lot of you in my dash posting about mermaids, so I saw this novel and even though I have just started it and I can’t tell you if it’s going to be good or not, I feel it is my civic duty to tell you it exists. Ready?

Ice Massacre, by Tiana Warner. 

A book about a little island at war with a growing colony of mermaids living in the waters around them. So they send warriors to fight them, but historically men don’t do very good against that mermaid lure magic thing they do, so they decide to send a ship full of highly trained girl warriors, and the protagonist is the one Useless Lesbian™ of the ship (who, by the way, also happens to be a lady of color, like most people in the island).

Like I said, mermaids are not my thing and I have only read a few chapters, but so far it is fast-paced and action-y, with a touch of fantasy. The kind of entertaining book you read fast and easy.

Sounds good? Happy to hear it. The paperback is fifteen dollars, but it’s literally less than a fucking dollar for Kindle right now and until July the 31st, because a sequel is coming out in two days and they are having a special offer.

Now go grab your fantasy lesbian mermaid girl warrior novel.  

Edit: I finished the novel and it was great fun, I basically demolished it in two days. Mostly lots of action (and it gets way more graphic than I expected it to) with a touch of reimagined folklore-ish fantasy. It’s the kind of lovely book you can just keep reading if you want to, and devour it in one go. If you are into fantasy YA, badass lady protagonists and mermaids, give it a go, I know many people around here will enjoy this a lot!

A-Z Book Recommendations.

What a great idea from my friend at @macrolit :) Had to give it a go. I’ve omitted “A’s” and “The’s” from most of the titles for sake of flow.

  • A - American Gods by Neil Gaiman - A wandering modern “fantasy” that felt keenly poignant to me having grown up in the midwest. You’ll need patience for this one but this book is truly about the journey not the destination.
  • B - Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer - I’ll be honest, I never finished this series. It got a little overblown but the characters are so genuine that I held out a lot longer than I would expect of myself. This first book though is the definition of a classic middle reader. Lot of Adventure and a lovable, fierce, albeit flawed, female protagonist. 
  • C - Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess - I used to read this book every summer. It’s a rough read with some explicit violence (sexual and otherwise) but an important one I think. I recommend reading the “British” publishing which has 21 chapters (the publishers took out the last one for American audiences, because apparently we don’t like character redemption and growth *eyeroll*). The real genius of this book is the vernacular Burgess created from scratch that is truly like reading another language at first. 
  • D - Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - Not to be cliche but I find that a lot of the titles Booklr obsesses over in the YA genre to be par-baked at best. Not the case with this series! Well developed characters that exist beyond their actions and exhibit real emotional complexity without relying on tropes and a plot that kept me turning and turning pages!

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mrroar  asked:

Hello! Im a REALLY REALLY old fan of yours i just remembered your old comic "land of lions" i used to be so inspired by it it. Did you ever finish/continue the story after inkblazers/manga magazine closed?? Id would be dope to read it all again.

HI!!!! 

Thanks for reading and enjoying Land of Lions ;o; The fans who enjoyed that.. It means so much to me. I appreciate everyone who likes the work I do for Shadowhunters, I love it! But when someone compliments my original stuff it gets me extra mooshy and happy. Seriously!! 

So I’m happy to tell you that I’ve been working on Land of Lions again. Starting from scratch, I’m remixing it and working it over again with everything I’ve learned and improved over the years! 

There are other projects I need to finish before I can seriously tackle it and post pages (The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel, Reindeer Boy volume 2, Cuckoos Three) but know that I am working on it! I want it to be the VERY BEST!!! I will keep posting concepts in the meantime!! 

Finally a take on the girls and a quick one at that. Similar to the first one, I messed around with both the movie and books/graphic novels to get this mess of a scribble. Shh! I hope ya’ll have a good day. Moving on!

how i know i am a truly next level insufferable nerd: whenever i see a seemingly ~nice~ jane austen novel quote about love or friendship or literary enthusiasm on, say, an internet graphic or a notecard or a throw pillow, i can’t just let it slide. i always have to complain about it. to cry out “CAROLINE JUST SAID THAT BECAUSE SHE WAS SO THIRSTY FOR DARCY, SHE DON’T CARE ABOUT READING” or “ISABELLA THORPE IS THE WORLD’S #1 HYPOCRITE, SHE OBVIOUSLY MEANS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THAT, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, GET THOSE WORDS OFF YOUR THROW PILLOW UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO BE A THROW PILLOW OF LIES.

SO I WANTED TO REVIEW THE ADVENTURE ZONE GRAPHIC NOVEL DESIGNS lets go

AS A WHOLE: each has a clear silhouette, easy to remember and readable color schemes, and are very easy to tell the differences in class A+ AS A GROUP!!!

what a good taako!! the colors are nicely balanced, the poses and expressions are A+, and the faint sea foam skin does a good job of making it clear visually that taako is Weird and ver unique that his voice usually portrays in the podcast!! and purple is very his color! will the umbra staff be in his color scheme or will his color scheme alter over time?? WHO KNOWS IM FUCKIN HYPED A+ WHAT A SOFT BOY

the tiniest magnus

anyway look at this wonderful magnus! so muscley and lean, he really represents just a wonderful fighter in his earth tones. i especially like how not Super Big he is? because super big magnus is Super Super Good, but in a sequential art story like this, it’s more important to get across how magnus isn’t just a heavy hitter, he’s also a thinker and a brilliant tactician. (see the dire bear grounding trick for evidence.) however, i’m not used to a magnus having a moustache so minus points until i get used to it. A MINUS FOR THE ROWDY BOY!!!

AAAAAH LOOK AT HOW SMALL HE IS anyway, what a handsome merle?? guys?? am i right?? i am right. look at how good this merle is! he’s got a cleric-y robe, some tough and rumble shoulder pads, and a huge wack bonk hammer. he looks equal parts serious and hilarious, which is a great look for merle!! i usually prefer my merle’s with huge dork glasses but ive decided not to give merle any minuses for lacking them because LOOK AT HOW CUTE HE IS A+ GIVE PAN MY REGARDS

final notes

designs as a whole get A++, barry and the gerblins look super good to, and i cannot WAIT TO GET THIS HECKING COMIC IT’S COMING OUT FROM FIRST SECOND BOOKS THEY DO GREAT WORK!!! I AM FUCKIN THERE!!!

⭐️SHOUTOUT TO ANOTHER (FANTASTIC) UNDERTALE COMIC!⭐️

I’m not exactly big on AUs, but I am absolutely in LOVE with the Caretaker of the Ruins comic over on the @caretaker-au blog. The Ruins scene was giving me some war flashbacks to the scenes I’ve been working with but seriously guys this comic is good.
There are times when I wish I was innovative enough to go out and create a comic that’s not literally just the game but in comic form but alas… I’m a bit of a stickler to original things. Plus I’m having fun with the graphic novel, and I’m enjoying working with the canon content of the game. But still.

Anyways, I sketched this after finishing the comic up to the latest page (which I believe came out today… I’ll be updating the same day! Haha!). I don’t think Chara wants to be the ghostly weirdo that’s gonna inhabit the graphic novel’s second installment anymore.

To the creators of the Caretaker of the Ruins comic! Wonderful work, you two! It’s VERY well done and I look forward to future updates.✨
~“George”

A Checklist on How to Make a Successful Thing

__Action
__Adventure
__Comedy
__Kickass battles
__Space travel
__Music
__Alternate dimensions
__Rude gay people
__The Power of Friendship™
__Lesbians
__Existential Crisis
__Galaxy Critters
__Sexy Death
__Soul-crushing emotional turmoil
__Killing the one who never got to achieve their dreams, and they end up saving the entire damn universe regardless

All items are interchangeable and can either be omitted or altered to suit your needs *finger guns*

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Whooo, it’s Friday Reads!  And sometimes I really love the juxtapositions that pop up when people tell me their picks. For example, I am binging on Wendy & Richard Pini’s epic self-published comic Elfquest, which got tons of votes in our summer reader poll of comics and graphic novels – going live next Wednesday, whooo!  Whereas our Big Boss Lady Edith Chapin has some light reading, Edward Luce’s The Retreat of Western Liberalism.

Code Switch’s Karen Grigsby Bates is excited about a new Michael Connelly book, The Late Show, while her colleague Kat Chow is on a Kevin Kwan binge with Rich People Problems.

And fellow Tumblrina Nicole Cohen says she’s finally getting around to Patti Smith’s memoir of her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids.

How about you?

– Petra

ID #17703

Name: Zyan
Age: 22
Country: México

Hi! This is very exciting!

I guess I’ll introduce myself a little. My name is Zyanya, but Zyan is also fine. I speak both English and Spanish fluently and basic-intermediate Japanese.

I’m an introverted, sensitive, calm, and reserved person but I genuinely like meeting people. I’m quite open once I feel comfortable with someone. There is no greater joy for me than having someone with whom to share thoughts and laughs. I think we all have something interesting to say or can crack a really good joke (I can’t though, I’m terrible with jokes, but I’m good with the laughing part:).

I’m currently trying to learn what it means to be an adult and failing constatly in a rather comical way. Mostly terrified of everything but also excited about my future.

I love many things for alternated short periods of time. I don’t know why, but that’s just how it is.

I enjoy drawing, writing, listenig to music (jazz, r&b, blues, hip hop, rap, orchestral, math rock, alternative, indie, folk), reading (The Name of the Wind, HP Series, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, We Always Lived in the Castle, 100 Years of Solitude), looking at comics/graphic novels/mangas, watching tv shows (specially mockumentaries) and heart-warming thoughtful movies… oh, and memes!

I’d love going back to the craft of sending letters, but I’m also open to e-mails or any social media (twitter or tumblr preferably). I am looking for long lasting friends!

Preferences: 20+ would be my only request :) I don’t care much about the rest.

anonymous asked:

hello! I wanted to ask, would you have any particular resources to recommend for beginning artists, or that you used? I'm trying to get back into drawing, just casually, but am not sure where to start, and I very much love your art so I figured I'd shoot an ask. :'D

starting out i didn’t use many resources outside of life-drawing sessions, going to museums/gardens/public spaces and taking lots of reference pictures of bones/flora/fauna. i read a shitload of comics/manga/graphic novels and i spend a lot of time practicing alone in a room but to be honest if you’re just getting into it again please do this:

start by drawing what you like. i know a lot of people talk about addressing the basics and bare bones of art and design but in all honesty start by drawing what you like. even if it isn’t that good/up to par with what you want it to be, draw the kinds of things that made you want to take it up to begin with.

understanding what you actually want to be drawing is the best way to get motivated enough to plough through learning form, perspective and planes in the first place - along with encouraging you to explore mediums that are relevant to what you’re into. it really all snowballs from there. i don’t know if you’re trying to get into the human form, flora/fauna, animation, architecture or what, and there’s a million and one different resources for all of those things, especially for beginners. please find what you like and have a blast figuring it out and be frustrated when it doesn’t turn out how you want and tell yourself you’re gonna get it right someday because you enjoy it!!

Hello there! I’ve been following around the studyblr community for a while now (almost 2 years) on my personal blog and with all these new things happening in my life, I figured I’d finally officially join.

so some quick facts

Name: Amber

Age: 19

Sexuality: Bisexual

Pottermore says I’m Ravenclaw but 5 years ago I was Hufflepuff so make of that what you will

Also Virgo and INTJ if you’re into things like that 

my major is chemistry/pre-pharm, but this semester is mostly pre-requisites:

Computer Technology

Sociology

American Government

Criminal Justice

Fundamentals of Speech

                   ~ on my own, i’ll be reviewing calculus and chemistry in preparation for the spring semester~

some hobbies of mine include

sketching + painting but barely ever digital (this will change once i finally get a graphic tablet)

writing fanfiction or small tid bits of novels ill probably never write here and there

reading fanfiction or small tid bits of novels ill probably never finish

i’m attempting to learn to play the piano on my keyboard (like the one on a laptop) which is proving to be fun

i’m also of working on figuring out myself, forgiving myself, my spirituality, and what self care means for me so i’m going to make working on me a hobby of mine

i love organizing things!!!

on this blog i’ll post

i am honestly not yet sure but i enjoy bullet journaling as a concept and i’ll most definitely be posting my class notes once August 21st rolls around, i plan to try to keep track of my progress in school and other endeavors and i’ll be sure to share college + adulting tips and advice as i learn them. mostly i’m going to bounce around and try new things until I figure out the right mixture for me.

I will most definitely do this 30 Day Studyblr Challenge to kickstart my blog though: http://hayley-studies.tumblr.com/post/134396621122/30-day-studyblr-challenge 

finally some inspirational studyblrs

@obsidianstudy @studentsandlattes @stvdybuddies @calligr4phy @organizeandstudy @organizedmessstudyblr @phctcsynthesis @academiix @the-girlygeek @eintsein @intellectys @smoketexture @studyblr @stvdybuddies @peachstudii @organizeyourschoollife @ravenclawstudyclub @ravenclawstudents-blog @studylikehermionee

if there’s anything else you’d like to know that i haven’t mentioned here please do feel free to ask!

Also I love to make things like icons and banners and printables but I never have any idea as what to do so please do tell me if you have any suggestions :D

“Never be afraid to start all over - life has no game over.”

New Studyblr!

Hi I’m CescaStudies and, as I’m starting Uni in a couple of months, I thought I’d start this studyblr sideblog to inspire me (and hopefully others!) to do work with all the aesthetic bujos and useful advice posts that lurk on Tumblr! 

Who am I?

  • I’ll be going to Uni soon
  • I live in the UK
  • I LOVE English and it’s what I’ll be studying

What do I like?

  • Books!!! From Austen to Bronte, Bram Stoker to JK Rowling, I love reading and in my opinion, there’s nothing as magical as a good book
  • Graphic novels - Captain Marvel is my fave superhero (nothing beats her badassery!)
  • Star Wars - May the force be with you…
  • Movies - anything as long as it’s good!
  • Aesthetic handwriting, pens, and stationery
  • TEA - my one true love, green, white or black, I’ll drink it!

Past and Present Subjects?

  • Classical Civilisations - archaeology, ancient architecture and classical books
  • English Language
  • English Literature - SHAKESPEARE, poetry, the classics are my faves

My goals?

  • Inspire myself to buy more stationery…!
    …just joking (ha ha ha)…
  • Inspire myself to maintain a good work ethic and continue working hard
  • Create good study habits and minimise pointless procrastinating
  • Start a bullet journal! If you have any advice for a beginner let me know!
  • Help others with my own and other people’s posts!

My favourite studyblrs?

Reblog/like if you’re a studyblr so I can follow you, and follow me too! I track the tags teaandbooks so use that to bring any good posts to my attention!

~ Edit: thanks so much for the welcome guys! ~
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I don’t think I’ve ever been more grateful for someone’s love and support than I am now.

Follow our blog for updates every Friday!

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ID #11128

Name: Mariette
Age: 22
Country: France

Hey there ! Ok so, hmm.. Where should I start ? I don’t really know how to introduce myself, that seems weird and awkward, as I’m not used to it haha (by it I mean wanting to make international friends online haha).
As you can see I’m a 22 years old girl from France.
So, firstly, I think that this all penpal thing seems like a great way to meet people you wouldn’t meet in another way ! And this place seems like a good one to meet you (yeah, you, who’s reading this !) Getting to know you along with you culture and listen to what you have to say seems interesting and cool and everything. Like having interesting and deep discussions or random chats through to week etc.. I’m open-minded and curious, and of course that would be great if you are too ! And also that you are real and genuine and not a creepy 76 y.o (we are never too careful huh..)
About me: I have a degree in Graphic Design and am an illustrator. So, yeah, I like art and drawing a lot !
Otherwise I’m pretty much a basic humanoïd-being concerning my other interests: watching tv-series, cats, eating, baking, listening to music, spending time with friends, drinking tea, autumn, traveling, reading graphic novels, etc… I like to learn more about various subjects depending on what I’m interested in at the time.
I’m currently learning Norwegian and I love it, so if you’re Norwegian that would be cool, but I’m not looking especially for a language partner here, so anyone from anywhere is welcome to write to me of course ! It will be like traveling (except online haha, well.. but you know what I mean, learning about other cultures etc..)
I guess I’m more of an introvert ? (but people generally don’t notice it I guess, I don’t know) but I don’t really like putting people and myself into boxes, it’s not that important ! If we get along, we get along, and that’s awesome, so I hope we do! I can be pretty talkative, so yeah, please let’s not only have small talks about the weather haha. Instead, let’s share glimpses of our daily lives, and talk about various subjects, yeay !
I’d like to talk by e-mail first (to get to know you), then maybe other social medias and/or Skype ? (even tho that would be very awkward at first I guess haha) And after that if we get along, snailmail would be cool if you want !
So, hmm, if you feel like we could get along from this random rambling here, feel free to contact me and tell me about yourself. I’d be happy to hear from you, dear stranger behind your keyboard ! In the meantime, take care !

Preferences: Well I guess I’d like to talk to people around my age (so like 19-26 ?) and as specified earlier, open minded (but I guess if you are sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, misogynistic, a compulsive liar and so on,.. well just a not so good human in general (to put it that way), you wouldn’t bother looking for penpals on this website, right ? :) )
(Also please no reblog as I’d like this post to just stay on penship, thanks !)

populargaming  asked:

Welp i have a few good news more like commenst and a new so 1 i love the comedy and adventure balance you put in youre posts 2 the posts as i already see are hard work and the hard work is taken patiantly 3and you inspired a whole blog that has over 500 followers called the latronics comics (may be spelled incorectly)

ah yes, my friend C and her friend J runs the latronis chronicles which I am absolutely in love with. the writing and story are amazing to far. thank you so much for taking an interest and I am really happy that you enjoy my comic/graphic novel! thanks for the lovely compliments and I hope you stick around to see the rest of the story ^-^