i could honestly keep going

Seeing all this stuff about the Alex Tizon discourse is making me wanna throw up. 

Listen. What they did? It’s slavery. We know. We get it.  But it’s not your slavery, it is a product of the broken system which we have been mired in, one which America has been directly complicit in. It’s an unfortunate case, horrifying, not entirely unexpected, but not exactly the norm. The issue here is that foreigners are trying to put words in our mouth and making this discussion about them instead of letting Filipinos process this and have a proper conversation about it without them shutting us down and screaming BUT SLAVERY!!! APOLOGISTS!!! not only that but they’re deliberately misunderstanding our language and honorifics, they are making things out to be something they’re not.

The system is broken. Any Filipino can tell you that. Yelling at us isn’t going to fix it unless you can somehow fix an entire culture with a press of a button and magically remove 400 years of colonialism and oppression, both by foreigners and fellow Filipinos, which has directly contributed to how desperate and helpless our people have become. It just doesn’t work that way.

But what really pisses me off about this? It’s because we’ve already been silenced before. We have been colonized, mistreated, our culture erased and labeled as inferior, our country gutted for resources and labor and this is still happening, just now its happening on more socially acceptable terms. 

Context and the underlying culture does matter, especially when our culture has already been so abused and erased that we have no idea what kind of culture or history we would have had if it hadn’t been beaten out of us by colonizers for 400 years, even the name of our country, our very identity. To this day we still struggle with our identity as a people, with the colonial mentality and nation-wide inferiority complex instilled in us by colonizers.

Keep in mind that every time you yell at us about how culture doesn’t matter, you’re all slavery apologists, without taking into consideration our views, our culture and the system which contributes to this, and how people are still working to correct it despite the fact that progress will likely not come for another 20? 30? years maybe even longer. Progress is slow when you live in a country where every system is designed against you. We are seeing people from a country which oppressed us, attempting to once again erase our narrative and tell us they know better, perhaps then you can forgive us for being wary of foreigners dismissing our culture and views to propagate their own.

the-golden-trash-can-tm  asked:

As a former(?) editor, what is the proper/preferred way to format a fiction manuscript?

Former only in the sense that I’m currently not employed :)

And the preferred method for formatting manuscripts can vary from house to house, but the standard is a 12 point font in either Arial or Courier (14 for chapters) with the margin indented 0.5″ (dont use tab to do this, go to “paragraph” and select “first line” under “indentation” it should auto set to 0.5, this will mean every new line you make auto indents the way it should be for new paragraphs and dialogue) and double spaced, (again paragraph > spacing > double)

You should also indicate  scene breaks by inserting a blank line and centering the hash sign (#) in the center of the line. (If you’re self publishing you can add your own symbol)

Chapters should also be started on new pages and the header centered and spaced about 3rd the way down, (hit enter three times, type CHAPTER ONE, space again three times, then start your paragraph)

Uuuhm what else…if you’ve got any specific questions that might be better? Cause honestly I could keep going forever.

5

19th of April.

I’m no longer currently living in Venezuela, but my family is still there as well as my friends. Today another protest is happening against the dictator that is Maduro. Venezuela represses freedom of speech and this is one of the few ways I can feel that I can help by sharing word of what is happening.

It is a peaceful protest, however “colectivos” are throwing tear gases to the public (as always), the public is trying to get away from it by crossing Caracas’ river where human disposal is thrown. Today another student’s life is added to the countless victims of their actions.

I could honestly keep going on and on but in summary human rights are being violated in Venezuela. We have been under the same government for 19 years now. Caracas is the most dangerous city in the whole world. People are dying from lack of medicine and food, so they quit their jobs all together to get something out of garbage trucks (as minimum wage can barely get you some eggs). So many other things that I could keep listing but this is just a post I’ve done out of the moment but please take time out of your day to research what’s happening at my home country or at least share what you’ve found as Venezuelans sadly can’t.

UPDATE: Two students were killed on this day. Over 400 people detained by peacefully protesting in this date alone in the Capital.
Rumors Spread About the Fab Four

“So you know Kobra Kid.” “Yeah.” “Well I heard, he doesn’t actually have eyes.” “Really?” “Yeah, yeah, instead, he just has two snakes in their place and they just eat guys up whole! One snake gets the top half, and the other gets the bottom.” “How does he see?”  “I don’t know, but my cousin told me, that if his sunglasses off and looks at you, you’re guaranteed with a capital D, Dusted.” 

“Okay, okay, you know my friend Sketch?” “Yeah?” “Okay, they got in a Clap up in Zone 5 and -holy shit- Party fuckin’ Poison was there dude!” “Shit! Seriously?!” “They said he came up outta nowhere and started screaming like mad! Sketch said it felt like their ears were ringing! They cross their heart that Poison is a real life Banshee!”

“Jet Star, you know that guy?” “Dude I’m like… Jet Star Fucker 69.” “Oh yeah, you know what? I think he’s Destroya.” “What?” “He’s Destroya! I’m serious, not that big robot up in Zone 3 or nothing, I think those droids in BC heard about the Hot Man Jet Star and thought he’s a god, I believe it.”

“So, okay, I saw Fun Ghoul yesterday, he was buying hair dye from Chow Mein’s! You know this means he doesn’t actually have black hair!” “That’s old news dumbass, and how do you know he wasn’t just buying it for Party? They’re definitely going out.”

“Hey you think Party Poison has a thing for puke?” “Nah.” “Yeah, probably not.”

“Jet Star is like Kobra Kid.” How do you mean?” “I mean like Kobra’s eyes are snakes, except it’s Jet Star’s hair, it swallows people whole.” “Holy Shit.”

“Hey, my friend Lazer says she met Poison.” “Yeah?” “Yeah, and according to her, he puts his hair in pigtails.” “As if he couldn’t cuter!” “…Are you on something?”

“I went up to Zone 6 this weekend, you know I saw Kobra Kid.” Fuck, seriously!?” “Well… not up close or anything, he was at the same party as me, and you know what I heard?” “What?” “That before all this shit, he was a ballroom dancer! Trained by BLi and everything!”

“Jet Star, man, he’s so fucking ripped, I heard he can benchpress Korse.” “I heard he can lift two Dracs and Party Poison.” “Well I once saw him lift Party and Fun Ghoul while they were making out… On top of a car.

Things Kishimoto could've done but didn't

- The ROOT/Leaf civil war that he was building up

- Made the 4th ninja war between Leaf/Sand/Rain vs. Cloud/Rock/Mist with Obito & Kabuto pulling the strings

- Have 3 “Madaras” to fix the fucked up time line

- 2nd Madara is Kagami. This makes a better relationship with Kisame and the Mist as Shisui is his son who fought Ao

- Have Naruto and Sasuke have a more romantic relationship and focus on the homophobic nature of the leaf

- Orochimaru’s Transness playing a role in his and Jiraiya’s falling out

- Paid more attention to Sasukes drug use

- More information on the White Fang who obviously made a difference in the Leafs will of fire philosophy

- Made the 1st and 2nd bigger assholes

- Didn’t make the 3rd the nicest fakest hokage

- Show that the blatant sexism within the series is because of the village system. Like if ninja families got rid of their daughters

- Show the sufferings of the civilians and their conversion into ninja life. There is only a ninja Academy in the leaf and it appears there is no other educational system implemented for children forcing them into being child soldiers.


Add more if you wish. Honestly there are tons.

I have this really specific picture in my mind of how I want the first scene of the Raven Cycle show to go. 

I want it to start with a shot of Ronan from behind, walking through a forest (Cabsewater, not that we know that yet) and lightly brushing his hands along the leaves of various plants. The scene is shot from a low perspective, looking up at Ronan and showing the underside of the leaves. He’s in his usual black tank, so you can see hints of his tattoo, muscles, scars, etc. The light is filtering through the leaves in a way that makes them almost glow, but the glow is just a little beyond what you could naturally get. He’s walking very slowly and we never see his face. There’s ravens in the trees. The sound of his fingers brushing the leaves starts low but gets louder and louder.

Then the sound fades into more of a loud buzzing as the scene fades into a tight shot of a bee banging against a window, trying to get outside, the sound incredibly loud. The camera zooms out slowly, reveling Blue sitting in class and daydreaming, staring mindlessly at the bee that has gotten quieter as the camera zooms out. Her teacher can barely be heard in the background talking about Welsh history. Without really thinking about it she gets up and opens the window to let the bee outside. Her teacher asks her what she’s doing, snapping her out of her head and allowing all the other sounds to rush in. She just shrugs, and the bell rings, saving her from a real answer. 

We then follow Blue to work, getting some good shots of the town as we do, maybe Aglionby in the distance. As Blue walks into work we get a quick shot of the boys all sitting at a table, but the camera never focuses on them. It’s clear Ronan is the guy from the first scene, though, because we see him from behind. Blue works a few hours, then heads home for the Church Watch that night.

I enjoy this setup for a few reasons. Mainly, it packs in a shit ton of foreshadowing. Cabsewater, Ronan’s abilities, the importance of dreams, a dash of Blue’s connections to Ronan, Blue letting out the bee foreshadows her eventually killing Gansey, etc. Honestly, I could keep going, but I’d probably just end up writing a plan for the whole first episode, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd I don’t wanna disappoint myself to much because the real thing won’t match it.

anonymous asked:

HOLY FUCK GIMME THE TEN POINT LIST

1) Zach at Comic Con said at a panel he is in season 5 but he is waiting on a script
2) Several news sources and press releases have listed Roan as being in the finale and do not have him among the dead of last episode
3) They would not hire him as a main and kill him 10 episodes in, when they had people like Alycia (lexa) and Adina (Indra) who were in several episode consecutively and have never been hired as mains.
4) Instead of having luna do something clearly fatal, they just show her drowning him and him going limp. she takes his chain, His neck was not cut open, she didn’t stab him through and through etc. 
5) The fountain water actually washed off the acid rain
6) For a main who just died, they usually show the body again or do some way more dramatic send off. they did not pan back to roan’s body. It was on at all done in the same way other mains have been killed (Finn, Lincoln, Jasper, even Lexa who wasn’t a main. All had someone with strong emotional ties witness their death)
7) Echo is hurt by what the did but clearly affected by his death so she, or Octavia, could find Roan.
8) Roan is Jroth’s fave character so he’s probably pretty safe 
9) when Charles Vane died on Black Sails, Zach was very personal with fans, liked tweets, live tweeted the episode, and made a  video thanking fans. Zach has not said a word about it since, even though he has been on twitter.
10) the only way for Roan and Octavia to both live is for Octavia to not have helped him and killed Luna together. according to the rules only one winner so the only way is for us to think Roan is dead

People have added many more things to this list. Among them: While one or two of the writers have said farewell to Zach, Chai, and Nadia. None of the actors have said anything about his death. After Jasper died, the actors were all commemorating him and everything. Not one peep about Roan. There is a whole time slot in 4x11 (or even between episodes) where Octavia or Echo or anyone could have found Roan either alive or brought back with CPR and mouth to mouth. (Also on another note, Roan would not need night blood bone marrow to recover from radiation. If Clarke’s blood works, he just needs transfusions until he is healed). In 4x11, Octavia mentioned Roan but legit, no one talked about him or his death which is weird tbh. Especially, when, you know Octavia won because of him. 

Honestly, I could keep going on. The whole thing is very ambiguous and sketchy. I could even discount bad writing and weird plot holes, if not for Zach’s silence and the rest of the cast just kinda ignoring his death. It is strange, anon. it is very strange. 

Okay, I saw your rant about MiyuSawa and I will LOVE to add on to that, because I’ve recently fell into this fandom Hell and I RP with my bestie as Miyuki, so I have a LOT to say about Miyuki’s personality, too. (I know that post was a month ago, but recently, fics and comments people made about Miyuki bothers me so much, I have to rant about it now, too.)

First of all?? I absolutely??? DESPISE it when people make Miyuki like a bad guy?? Like, yes, he makes mistakes and tends to be insensitive, but you also gotta see where he’s coming from, because Miyuki grew up on his own. The flashback of him eating alone, the picture of him and his parents when he was a baby, his mother either passed away or left them, his dad focused on work, not to mentioned he was bullied when he was younger (though, it didn’t fazed him).

He’s not a very open person and it’s probably hard for him to be open to anyone? But him having someone like Kuramochi to read him, his pitchers slowly understanding him, his personality becomes more understandable as habits are being picked up. Not to mention, he DOES reflect back when he’s notices he’s done something wrong.

He’s even admitted he’s not at comforting people, i.e. the time Sawamura had the yips and had to ask Chris-senpai for help and talk to Sawamura. So if he was evil to begin with, he wouldn’t gone out his way to help Sawamura get better.

HONESTLY, I COULD KEEP GOING, BUT I’M STILL ON SEASON TWO, I PLAN ON READING ACT II AFTER, BUT LIKE??

Please, guys, Miyuki Kazuya is NOT a controlling asshole?? I honestly see him as this man who’s not really good at expressing his true emotions/take those emotions and use them as motivation to do BETTER. I remember reading on his wiki how people complained that he’s personality isn’t well developed, that he got away with the mistakes he’s made as a captain, but I feel like that’s what makes him better and what pushes the team to do their best as well.

I JUST WANT MIYUKI TO BE LOVED AND HAPPY, OKAY. HE’S TRYING SO HARD.


I hope you don’t mind me posting this @astralvirus and if you want it taken down just message me, but I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me. It always feels good knowing people feel the same! The post I made was a while ago, but I think the content is still relevant. Thanks again!

Types of Love as Told by an INFP

(Inspired by the INTJ, because she and I see love fairly differently)

Melancholy: The kind of love that aches deep in your mind, sends frost up your spine, stiffens your fingers and turns your bones to stone, leaving only embers glowing softly in the middle of the night.

Light: The kind of love that fills your lungs and spills from your eyes no matter how hard you try to stop it- whether it shows itself as light or tears is up to fate.

Warm: The kind of love that coils at the bottom of your stomach, love that feels like hearthside winters, love that feels like home.

Paper: The kind of love that’s flimsy and fragile and paper-thin, just waiting to blow away in the wind.

Cloudy: The kind of love that sits quietly in your chest, grey and soft and insubstantial. It lingers there forever.

Nostalgic: The kind of love that makes you want to write poetry, the kind of love that makes you think perhaps there’s beauty in pain, the kind of love that’s too cliché to talk about, so you keep it quiet, but you feel it nonetheless.

Red: The kind of love that sparks fires in your fingertips and sends flames into the sky, the kind of love you sometimes hate, but could never live without.

Quiet: The kind of love that sits on your shoulder and whispers smiles to you when your eyes cloud over, the kind of love you don’t notice, except on bland days when everyone walks with fog in their mind.

Shattering: The kind of love that turns you to glass, leaves tear stained tracks through the blue veins on your wrist, the kind that no one else will ever see.

Vulnerable: The kind of love that makes you bare your heart and leave it on your sleeve for the world to tear apart, but you don’t care because it’s just not something you can keep to yourself.

Unknown: The kind of love that may be more fascination than love at all, the kind of love that hides in deep forests, and in the dark of the night, and in the ocean of their eyes.

Self: Perhaps the hardest kind of love to find, perhaps the truest. Perhaps one day I’ll know how it feels.

anonymous asked:

Can I freak out for a minute of Savitar/Evil Barry vs. Our Barry in the preview? Like they aren't the same person! From just that minute and a half you can tell how amazingly Grant acted both of them. I can't tell you which one I'm more excited for: Evil Barry or Our Barry dealing with Evil Barry and being all torn about what's to happen. Like I am the most excited! Freak out over. Sort of :P I could keep going but I won't.

Originally posted by fyeahgrantgust

I honestly do not know who I love more??  I love both the Good Kermit and Evil Kermit version of my son.  That smile gets me every goddamn time.

solrika replied to your post “Please talk with me about Jesse and Genji getting reacquainted…”

And oh man. Bastion. Bastion might scare him at first but I bet he’d end up loving her and coming up with some sorta scheme to show her *his* kind of countryside. Mountains and brush and desert.

bastion!!! my dear daughter. she totally would intimidate him at first, especially since she’s THE omnic that they fought on the frontlines and bastion units are the ones that even scared the shit out of gabe, you know?  

but she literally has a bird that follows her around and clearly loves her, and she loves it back. and she brought him a leaf. it was yellow and he has no idea what she meant by giving it to him but she was clearly thrilled when he accepted it and now he has a small collection of rocks and twigs and leaves and flowers that she brings him after she goes out for a walk or whatever

like c’mon. how could he be afraid of her? she gets stuck in doorways for pete’s sake.

and i bet when he’s having a really rough night, she finds him in whatever hiding place he’s found, and they go walk around whatever wilderness is available, which is how jesse finds out that she’s really in her element and comfortable when she’s outside

it’s definitely just a random week where they have nothing going on for five days where he wakes  genji up at 3AM and is like, “i need your help getting bastion in the truck”

“what”

“she can’t get up because her legs don’t lift that high but we don’t have anything to use as a ramp to get her in the back if she’s being a tank, so i need your help”

“what”

“babe. please.”

“what time is it”

“noon,” he lies blatantly. “c’mon. babe. please.”

he keeps poking genji until he groans loudly and rolls out of bed.

“thanks sweetheart!” he chirps happily, pecking him on the cheek and ignoring the death glares and mutters of partner-murder. “let’s build us a ramp!”

it wouldn’t have taken as long as it did but sadly genji doesn’t function very well at 3AM and jesse is many things and overexcitable is one of those many, many things. bastion rolls up without any issues, though, and they’re off~

(jesse “lets” genji sleep on the way. genji (generously) lets jesse live.)

the sun is juuuuuuuust starting to rise when jesse parks, and they help bastion out and she’s so excited when she starts walking and exploring, because it’s so different? like obvs i have no idea where bastion was during her short, but the desert would be so different, and the mountains!! so great 

(can you tell i’ve never been to a desert in my life) 

anyway! it’s very nice and bastion gently hugs jesse and genji and taps her face to the tops of their heads, mimicking a kiss, and they watch the sunset together. bastion explores while genji naps and jesse eats the cruddy breakfast burrito he got at the gas station on the drive over 

(and of course on the way back they blast a lot of music now that genji’s awake and it’s like a fun mini road trip) 

Sam!!!

Sam- You are are hands down my favourite character.  From your attitude to your sarcasm to your kindness and compassion, watching you grow on the TV screen has been a privilege and an honor.  I learn from your strengths and from your weaknesses, and you are dear to me. Keep fighting Sam!

Jared- Honestly I could go on for hours, but basically, you are such a talented human being. You bring Sam to life, and for that I could not be more grateful. From the moment I saw you in season 1, you have been teaching me to love acting again. It is because of you that I aspire to someday be half as amazing of an actor and person as you. Thanks for the memories. With all the love in the world for you and your family.

- Maddie, 

(via fiction-is-air)

Fanfic by the lovely @soraspromise <3 :DD

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11979423/1/Anything

Some kinda vague spoilers for chapter 55 & up.

Anything

“Maybe we should have went to Takamagahara with Yukine-kun.” Hiyori raised a hand to her forehead, pushing back her bangs while also blocking out the sunlight from her eyes, “It is really hot today…”

“Nah. I think he and Kazuma still need time alone to get reacquainted.” Yato answered from her side and she turned her head to see that he was still looking up at the sky.

With a small smile, she nodded, “Yeah, you’re right.”

His eyes flickered towards hers, suggesting, “We could always cool down with some ice cream.”

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the cognitive dissonance
  • Defining other sexualities as Same-gender attracted even when they’re actually not necessarily SGA by definition is somehow okay but using the word monosexual (a literal descriptor meaning “attracted to one gender”) is homophobic
  • Saying “SGA Discourse” is homophobic but using “Ace Discourse” is a-okay
  • Saying “monosexual” is homophobic but guess what so is LG
  • Dedicating entire blogs to hating bisexual and ace people, using “hilarious” urls with the word acephobe in them - somehow okay, but bi and ace people talking about our lived experiences and the ongoing abuse we receive from monosexual gay and lesbian people: homophobic.
  • Older bi people discussing what our queer communities that we actually lived through looked like 10, 20, 30 years ago: “ahistoric”, according to teenagers
  • Calling bisexuality a subtype of homophobia and erasing the fact that lesbians literally created biphobia when they distinguished “bi women” as a cohesive class and kicked us out of wlw communities: not ahistoric
  • Telling bisexual women we’re lesbophobic when we protest and say that biphobia is its own distinct type of oppression often perpetuated by lesbians, but ignoring the numerous times we get called “bislut”, “bihet”, “dick worshipper”, etc. by lesbians
  • Saying “we came together to fight homophobia and transphobia” as a means to exclude ace/aro identities while pretending to be inclusive of m-spec folks but ignoring that we don’t suffer homophobia, many of us aren’t SGA and this excludes nb folks for whom “same gender” isnt a meaningful category
  • Saying “we came together to fight homophobia and transphobia” but spending more energy mocking ace teenagers writing positivity posts than taking out the transphobic and transmisogynist trash in your communities
  • Saying “queer is a slur”, vetoing its use as an umbrella term, and policing other people’s use of it while ignoring the fact that for many people “gay” is just as potent of a slur 
  • i could honestly just keep going

this is really late buuut

(108 as of now-) 

AAAAAAA

I’m so happ y

oh and also here’s this other thing

seriously though thank you guys so much !! 

idk what else to say and I’m starting to feel weird so I’ll end it here 

If you must leave,
Leave as though fire burns under your feet
If you must speak,
Speak every word as though it were unique
If you must die, sweetheart
Die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die,
Remember your life x

I try drawing something happy with these two but then I listen to sad songs and my heart breaks all over again.

Tbh I wish there were superheroes whose powers were based around mental illness like they are with physical disabilities

Like imagine someone with an affliction that causes hallucinations and/or delusions able to create these as illusions to fool others

Someone with OCD able to restore balance to things by ordering them, reconstructing them, restoring them, etc, based around whatever their personal obsessions are

Someone with an anxiety disorder that has premonitions

Someone with dissociative personality disorder who can create clones of themself

Someone with avoidant personality disorder who can create shields/bubbles (a la Ms. Fantastic, Steven Universe, etc)

Someone with BPD/bipolar disorder/another mood-swing related illness that is able to go into a berserker mode

Someone who has something that causes dissociation able to leave their physical body

Someone with PTSD who has hyper-awareness of their senses and the environment & can read people’s thoughts and/or emotions

I could honestly keep going forever. It would also be cool if the person’s abilities were more powerful based on how severe their illness is

Mental illness is always portrayed as just the worst thing in the world and mentally ill people are constantly demonized so I think it’d be really cool to have characters that are made powerful by them instead and are treated like actual human beings