just thought of this on the fly

anonymous asked:

Any tips/examples on a beginning line for a contemporary novel? I need some help on finding inspiration :P

Hello! Sorry this took some time!

  • Well…How am I gonna get out of this one?
  • I just realized I’m probably dead.
  • Why do people insist on asking how you are, they never actually care.
  • They ripped her from me. 
  • The only thought in my head at this point was, how am I going to explain this to my parents? 
  • Word of advice, people can’t fly.
  • That poor soul didn’t know what they were doing.
  • A time machine would be the best solution now.
  • I really hate people. 
  • Why are you reading this?
  • I just wanted some food. 

Happy writing!

Skam: 30 Day Challenge (Day 3)

Day 3 - Favorite male character(s) 

 Isak Valtersen. I actually thought all day about this, because I love them all. I seriously coluldn’t decide. In the end I decided to choose Isak, because he was the first male character I fell in love with, all the way back in season one when he cheekily put his essay between Jonas and Eva. 

I love a lot of things about Isak, but I guess what I love most is that he is so horribly flawed and prejudiced, because I think at one point that was me. And I just loved to see him learn and grow. Like a bird spreading it wings and learning how to fly. 

@dazedclarity yeah… and like Collider has devoted several videos this week to being all like “oooh we’ve seen the next Rebels episode and it really points to Rey Kenobi, and with Daisy’s comments also supporting Rey Kenobi…” (which is another ?? moment) and so when I watched this episode I half expected them to fly to Tatooine and see Obi-Wan sitting at home with his secret love child on his knee. But all there was is a picture of Satine in Maul’s Murder Museum and the fact that Obi-Wan is still alive and is the “key to defeating the Sith.”

I cannot believe that they actually looked at that and thought “Rey” when Obi-Wan’s importance on Tatooine is purely because he’s looking after Luke. Freaking. Skywalker.

It’s just not that complicated.

And all the comments on the Collider videos are people going “oooh it would help explain why Rey is so strong in the Force, if she was a Kenobi or a Palpatine.”

Like????? How purposefully obtuse do you have to be to say this stuff? Anakin was Force Jesus, the most powerful Jedi ever, per canon, and Luke literally says “the Force is strong in my family.” In no iteration of canon or Legends are Kenobi or Palpatine MORE powerful than a Skywalker in the Force.

It’s just not that complicated.

Oh there was a moment at the end where Sabine looks thoughtful and picks up the Dark Saber, and I sure hope they realize that is only because she’s Mandalorian and not because they are actually falling into the Obi-Wan + Satine = Sabine theory. But then I’ve heard them say before that they assume Kanan to be a white guy so maybe they are.

one of my favorite things about a:tla is that everyone knows uncle iroh. everyone. the blind girl you just added to the gang? had tea with him once. that flower seller? yup. your ten-ton six-legged five-stomached flying bison? probably. that girl on the streets of ba sing se? he sent his nephew on a date with her. a whole tribe of thought-to-be-extinct sun warriors? nbd. your cranky waterbending master? they go way back. that dramatic deserter? your bro’s sword instructor? your 112 year old nuthouse friend? the next avatar 54 years later? sure

keith isn’t even half as mean as ppl make him out to be 

  • he let that lil arusian hug him even tho he doesn’t like hugging strangers
  • same with hunk he was rly nice abt it
  • went and checked on lance and held his hand after that fight w/ sendak
  • is always trying to help out shiro when he has flashbacks and make sure he’s okay
  • totally admitted lance’s plan was better and then went with it
  • was super chill abt pidge’s gender reveal (they all were but im just sayin)
  • they all thought they were gonna die in ep 1 and he said “it’s been an honor flying with you boys” yeah what an asshole
  • he literally got right the fuck up after being knocked to the ground to protect shiro
  • went to save shiro in the first place he beat up three guys for him and was gonna carry his grown ass to his shack all by himself
  • was so careful abt approaching the situation with shiro after he got back 
  • apparently he cradled lance in his arms
  • and most importantly
  • he called his lion “good kitty” when he finally got inside
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my thoughts are clouded with ‘almost’s and ‘what if’s

I love how my posts about racism in the gay community has essentially become a fly catcher for every racist gay that can’t stand being told their “preferences” are just camouflaged racism because if you can say that no man of color is attractive, among the billions that exist, then congratulation, you’re a racist. Simply put, if race is a deal-breaker, you are a racist. That pisses people off though, which is why I still wake up to messages like these

Personally I find interesting the overwhelmingly hostile response from the bear community given that the “bear” subculture was actually created in opposition to the fact many men were tired of being excluded by the gay community because they didn’t fit the cookie cutter archetype of being tall, thin, and muscular. However, while bears apparently think that men can be beautiful no matter what their size, they don’t think they can be beautiful no matter what their skin color is. 

Let me break it down for you guys (1) sexual orientation isn’t the same as racially exclusionary preference, which I almost can’t believe I even have to say since it’s so obvious because one you’re born with and the other you pick up from being raised in a racist society that undermines non-european white beauty. (2) Yes, racism between men of color is also racist, an asian or latino saying he’d never date as black man is a racist, and vice versa. (3) I genuinely don’t understand why all of you get so angry and up in arms when you are confronted with a viewpoint different than your own, instead of trying to defend or excuse your racism as something benign, why don’t you take time to reflect on what is being shared with you so you can reflect on your own racism and maybe improve.

Also, please actually read this entire thing before any of you respond, if you should so feel the need, because you guys were making comments that I had already responded to in the last post. Oh and lets try not to escalate things, I’ve tried being as level headed and dispassionate about this response as I can because I frankly don’t feel like arguing, but I can also be a little bit cutthroat so consider that before calling me a cunt again.

@whats-up-monica @biggerschlonger @brokeshire @wolfpup22 @michaeldgiacobello

So there’s this “What paladin are you?” test on the Voltron site..

That seems to give you some info about the characters.. And I found some of the stuff very interesting, so I’m just gonna share my thoughts here. (answers colored according to the paladin)

What I love about this is that Keith maybe isn’t very passionate about flying even, and is still like the best pilot of their generation. While Lance probably loves it so much but just sucks at it. 

I think we all can identify with Lance there haha.

(Keith is that artist with no formal education that draws freaking awesome art and is like “meh just a lil doodle I did in 2 minutes” and makes everyone go “Holy shit that’s amazing!” while Lance is there sweating, practicing day and night, spends 4 years in art school, reads all the tutorials online, and it still takes him 6 hours to draw a stick figure and he’s so proud of it and he goes to show it off to everyone and everyone just go “wow, you suck Lance.” haha. Hang in there Lance, we believe in you!!! You’re gonna be great one day!)

Probably my favorite part about this whole quiz.

Shiro’s fear is regret huh.. This connects to what he said to Pidge when he quoted her dad “If you get too worried about what could go wrong, you might miss a chance to do something great”. 

I wonder if Shiro did something or didn’t do something that made him feel regretful in the past. This is very interesting actually, cause it makes it seem like Shiro is the kind of person who just goes “YOLO” at things haha, or maybe someone who’s really afraid of making mistakes and has to force himself to go “YOLO” at things. (I just wanna see Shiro going YOLO at everything haha)

Pidge’s fear is failure. Not sure if it’s just related to finding her family or something deeper.

Hunk is.. well not much to say about that.

Lance! Losing... So like, a self confidence problem? My guess, and you can see it very clearly in the show I think, he probably doesn’t think much of himself despite how he acts and talks.

Keith, wow, I… I dunno where to even start on that one. Just gonna say, buckle up! Cause we’re probably in for a very emotional ride there with Keith. 

That boy is gonna feel so much. 

I wonder though, is he scared of feelings because maybe he considers them a weakness? Maybe because as a freedom seeking person he’s scared of attachments? Is it because he experienced something very painful that made him not wanna feel anything ever again?

Also ok, we definitely see something that looks like feelings there atleast when it comes to Shiro… (Not that much with the rest yet. yet.) like you know, the kind that I think Keith is afraid of.. So now I’m even more curious about what the hell that’s about, and I really wanna see how it’s gonna develop.

Well not much to say here..

So, why I haven’t seen any fan art of the paladins with their official animal yet? Where it’s hiding?

Humans in spaaaaace

Had this thought last night as I lay falling asleep. We have all these space-exploration-ensemble shows with a bunch of aliens each of which has some sort of super-human power, more or less. And humans are always given ~leadership~ as their special power. The ability to bring people together, to organize shit, and I always thought, like…what a shitty power. What a shitty colonial “you were a mess until we came in and saved you” power. Drives me nuts. Seems like if an alien species builds a got-damn ship that can fly through got-damn space they probably have their shit together, right? At least somewhat?

So then I figure, what is humanity got to contribute to all these super-beings? We’re just nonsense reckless critters careening through space. Seems like we’d be more trouble than we’re worth.

But what if…I mean, what if that’s us. We’re the universe’s huckleberries. We’ll run headlong into danger, and we’ll *laugh*. And what if…what if we survive and a weirdly abnormally high rate. Like any alien with two bits of math can put together that we should have wiped ourselves out a long time ago with the first set of “hold my beer, and watch this.” So what the shit, how are we still banging around the universe building shit and flying off solar ramps into the sun while doing some spaceship equivalent of an ollie while crushing beer cans on our forehead. Why. Why do we exist.

And then it hits me. We survive. We’re super good at it. Uncannily good at it. So much so that we…I mean, we actually bend probability in our favor. It’s absurd. And it totally falls flat if you actually tell us this (“Never tell me the odds,” said Solo, knowing full well that knowing the odds kills a human’s chances of survival).

So there we are. Careening around the universe. Joining alien crews because they know that with a human on board, especially a cocky human in some kind of leadership position, can warp probability to stretch success in their favor. And they can never ever tell us this. So instead they just pat our heads and tell us we’re just so good at ~leadership~ and that’s what makes humans special

But really…we’re just a bunch of space dinguses.