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Hey guys, I’m looking for a few opinions on something r.e. the protagonists of my third book!

I’m currently in the first draft editing stages of my third book. It is a dual narration YA contemporary: one narrator is a Muslim hijabi, and the other is a trans boy. I am white, non-religious, and cis.

I’ve researched so far by watching a load of YouTubers and reading own voices novels (plus the usual google research haha). However, I want to take this further now and talk to some Muslim gals and trans masc peeps.

Would it be okay for me to write a survey? I’d love to get an array of opinions from a number of people, as obviously I know experiences of being Muslim and being trans can differ extremely. I’d include some general questions, nothing too specific or complex, just to invite people to chat to me about their experiences! (Obviously I completely understand no one has the obligation to educate me about anything. This would be entirely voluntary, no pressure, no obligation whatsoever. Only if you want to share some thoughts and experiences!)

I want to make sure I get this right. My book isn’t about being Muslim or being trans, but, they are big parts of my narrators, and so I need to make sure I’m educated.

Lemme know if surveys would be a terrible idea. I’m not sure how else to get lots of different opinions. I don’t want to just start pestering people I don’t know with my white cis questions!!!

(P.S. I am definitely considering hiring sensitivity readers, but my book really is not at the stage of completion right now where it can be read by anyone apart from me/my editor/my agent hahaha)

I'm horrible with indirect confessions

Person: Hey, my friend likes you.
Me: …Okay. [Walks away]

Person: [Calls me over]
Me: (Huh? I know I’ve seen this guy around but we’ve never interacted. How does he know my name?) Yes?
Person: Do you want to be my Juliet and I could be your Romeo?
Me: …They both die in the end due to misunderstandings. I’d rather not.
Person: Then how about being my Lady Macbeth?
Me: That’s worse. [Walks away]

Person: [Confesses via text message while I’m in another province for an exchange program during the summer]
Me: [Forgets to reply]

Friend: I think he likes you.
Me: …And?

Brave Paladin, reveal your hopes and fears. Redbubble

She’s the betta half of the two

stay close to me ❄ for annie

all credit goes to the YOI team&nanashinohime

I think I will only accept a lion shuffle if it’s literally everyone ends up with a different lion.

Like, oops, Allura was actually TOTALLY FUCKING WRONG about EVERYONE because she had literally just met them 20 minutes ago.

Black - Lance (sure okay why not let’s give it a shot I’m down to clown, develops leadership qualities, this is reminding me of the pirate captain from Stardust for some reason, ‘the heart of the team’, Will listen to everyone and make the right call (eventually))

Yellow - Keith (Really works with his impulsiveness tbh?, The yellow lion makes him slow down and think b/c he can’t just bolt in, Will pull back and make everyone think twice, Sees the Big Picture better than everyone else on the team, No your family/Allura are not more important than the rest of the entire universe guys)

Green - Hunk (nosy, interested in learning, wants to touch EVERYTHING, will steal and read your diary and go through your files, crazy smart and eager to question)

Red - Pidge (I’m gunna BREAK INTO THE GG and SIT AT YOUR COMPUTER AND READ YOUR FILES then SCREAM AT YOU, openly impulsive and quick to temper, often takes the bullheaded approach, Will do her own thing regardless of what others think)

Blue - Shiro (The one that keeps the group together and calm, Moral support and there to listen, Will encourage you and make you feel like you can do anything)

Lance is totally the kind of guy to teach his boyfriends how to skateboard in a Toys R Us and 11:30 at night

Hunk is the boyfriend who is very much not okay with that and does not want to be escorted out of a toy store

And Keith is the boyfriend who has never ridden a skateboard, but he’ll be damned if he isn’t fast enough to outride the Toys R Us employees

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heyy since it’s no shame november does this mean i can post my incredibly self indulgent au…….. ok good

ok so in all honesty wild times always reminded me of tiana’s palace and at first it was just for fun but then i got reeeally invested heheeee,,,, (also yes judy is naveen in case you were wondering bppt) hope you enjoy because i might draw more of this

also trish drew this au too so you guys should check that out because it’s a really good drawing

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Daytime Pines!

[Sunset: Stanford; Sunrise: Stanley; Midday: Mabel; Midnight: Dipper]

i’m gonna write an au where samwell is a town that people have a tendency to run away to instead of a college, and it’s gonna feature:

  • eric bittle and his bakery 
  • (don’t ask him about his family just don’t)
  • (Homophobia™ will be involved there but only there)
  • shitty the bartender
  • (his one cool uncle died and left him the money that he used to open it)
  • (it’s pissing off his family more than you could imagine)
  • lardo the artist
  • (left art school to travel, fell in love with samwell, never went back)
  • (she’s famous online and actually makes a good amount of $$)
  • ransom and holster the high school teachers
  • (they arrived in samwell at the same time but not together)
  • (now they’re never seen apart)
  • dex the mechanic
  • (moved from his original small town to this small town)
  • (is very angry but can fix literally anything)
  • nursey the writer
  • (moved to samwell for Inspiration™)
  • (has written 3 popular books since then but has no intention of leaving)
  • chowder and farmer the happy couple
  • (that’s their thing)
  • (they’re possibly starting a family and they’re both just happy with it)
  • jack zimmermann nhl super star
  • (has won multiple stanley cups and is on the fast track to winning more when he disappears after he looses a shoot out)
  • (shows up in samwell days later, books a hotel room, and slowly starts learning how to enjoy life again)
  • (this is where the story starts)