The lack of Garrett Hawke/Anders atm is utterly depressing so I wanted to tell you that whenever you posted anything of these two I was always super delighted and excited and it just absolutely made my day. I've noticed you haven't liked your art lately but please know that to me it means a lot when you post, and your art style is absolutely wonderful and you have no idea how happy it makes me to see the otp from such talented artists. Lots of kudos to you and have a happy day.
I'm not here to be nasty. I don't want to be mean about it, and I know that it's easy to think some things are okay when you've been in fandom a while. Especially when you start young and are the same underage as some characters. But I've heard that there were worries about pedophillia with this bang, and I do want you to know that in the U.S., fictional underage is also illegal.
Hey guess what? Not everyone participating in this bang is in the US. The US does not rule the world. I made sure to personally ask that all authors that had anything remotely ‘underage’ that they specifically state the age of the characters in question so that you and whomever else can police YOURSELVES.
Also, no, writing about FICTIONAL characters doing illegal things is NOT illegal. Otherwise every author of almost every book in the bookstore would be in jail. Game of Thrones - like, where do I even BEGIN?!
Police. Yourselves. We are not here to hold your hand.
MCU Ladies Week | Day 2: Unsung Hero ↳ Maria Hill
When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?
Maria Hill was Nick Fury’s second in command because she was very good at her job. She looked after the Avengers while working as the Deputy Director of the world’s greatest intelligence agency. She even saved Natasha, Steve and Sam when Hydra tried to take them out. She kept an eye on Coulson and his team. She worked at Stark Industries after she helped bring SHIELD down. Maria Hill is the reason half of our beloved superheroes are even alive. She doesn’t need superpowers to keep up with the Avengers.
i dont have thoughts it’s just [extremely loud and shrill screaming]
real talk though, one of my favourite things in the whole of 2a is the parabatai episode including the parabatai flashbacks, but one of the most special and underrated things to me was the few moments we saw of alec practicing archery before he meets jace, because we see him be like……extremely terrible at it tbh? but jumping to teenage alec and then obviously adult alec, and he’s a masterclass in archery? and the reason i love this is because it just makes his skill in archery that much more special to me, because it’s so abundantly clear that he worked so hard to master it. i mean, you rarely see that in this genre b/c everyone and their mother in YA fantasy is born preternaturally gifted, so it’s a rare thing and imo a really special thing about alec’s character that you can see in this detail about his skill in archery.
and especially in the first season, one of the only things that we see alec ever be confident and even smug about (like in that scene at the vampire den in 1x03 when he shoots the wall to release sunlight), and you can see that it’s one of the things that he really does pride about himself because he knows he is The Best at this particular thing, and he knows he worked his ass off to be that good, so it’s not effortless and i just. i love that so much it makes me tear up
i also love it in the sense of battle tactics/dynamics? like the best and most important fighting trio is, as we know, alec/jace/izzy, and something like the scene in 2x20 was super NICE™ to me b/c they all know that alec is the archer and the only one that could take down the wraith demon, so jace/izzy take a step back and just let alec take it (and help him out, e.g. “on your six”) and something about that is also really special to me, the way that those three work together, and i can imagine them planning and strategizing, assessing all of their strengths and weaknesses on how they all work best together - like that’s what i love about those three is that they’re never trying to take each other’s glory or anything like that, jace/izzy both respect alec as the ultimate archer™ and honestly i would love to see the three of them sitting out and planning a battle strategy with all their strengths in mind like that’s what my dreams are made of lol
There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah, a heart made fullmetal.
I'm writing a story from multiple perspectives, and one of the perspectives comes from someone who was kidnapped at a young age and has only basic vocabulary. Could you suggest anything to help me write such a perspective? I've been struggling with it.
Hey! I guess you have to consider a couple of things here. Has the kid been able to listen to other people speak often? Has their kidnappers made any attempt to educate them? How young is young (5 year olds can speak full sentences; 2 year olds might only know words and phrases)?
I’d reccomend (if possible) listening to children of that age group in regular conversation. If they’re of school age, there’s probably youtube videos of “(insert age) year old kids answer questions about (topic)”.
I believe @scripteducator is inactive, but I’d look through their archives to see of anything can be of relevance. @scripshrink and @scriptlinguist are active, and they might be able help.
I’ve heard stories of kids growing up in the wild or away from humans. Usually, they forget how to really talk in more than grunts and noises, but I’m not sure if that’s because they themselves don’t speak, they don’t hear people speak, or both. If someone kidnapped at a young age, I wouldn’t be surprised if they refused to speak much out of fright. Babies learn how to talk from listening. If the character has been able to listen to others, they may have more than a basic vocabulary. Basically, what I’m saying is that this depends on a lot of factors, and I have no clue what would be realistic.
Here’s some stuff that might help. The 2nd is a post with more links, so it should get you off to a good start: