mine!1

  • pjo wlw: hey we identify with reyna as a wlw and her experiences relate to ours, we as a group see that she's heavily written and displayed as a wlw, and we want to know when she'll get a gf!
  • richarles: haha uhm..... i mean i never saw or intended that..but think what u want...i mean i never saw that but that doesnt mean shes canonically straight!!!! her rejection by men and then getting a girlfriend is bad and hurts wlw !
  • pjo wlw: hey we are upset bc youre talking to us, actual wlw, about what is or isnt fair to us as a group when a large majority of us have explicitly stated we see her as wlw and want her to have a girlfriend, and your statements hurt because you're trying to explain to us - who deal with harmful stereotypes and homophobia/biphobia regularly - why what we are asking for is actually not what we want, when there is almost no lgbtqa+ girl characters in your writing
  • rest of the fandom: stop whining and having a fit!!!!11!!!1111!!!!!!!!!!! he's tryign his best and doing SO MUCH for you and now youre ready to burn him at the stake!!! for what??? not making HIS character a lesbian????? wow, so immature and what a crybaby. grow up. there's so much rep already, stop throwing a tantrum!!1

anonymous asked:

Just general writing advice for beginners?? also I love tales of merlia it's like just ??:,) I love it so much

Thank you dear! I’m glad you like Tales of Merlia :D

Well, everyone has their own forms and ways of writing. As you keep writing, you’ll develop your own tactics for writing, but here are mine.

1. Write whenever possible

It’s not possible to write everyday, as much as we want to. School and work and chores are always getting in the way. But it is to write whenever you can. It will make you a better writer, you’ll get a lot done, and it will put you on time management skills.

2. Brush up on grammar

What I always see with new writers is that they don’t spell words correctly or don’t know what a certain word means. It’s important that you brush up on spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. It’s also important to know the meanings of words. 

Now, I must stress this. Grammar is always changing, one year, a certain word is improper, the next it’s the god among words. Words like y’all and ain’t and hisself are totally fine to use if you know how to use them. They actually spice up your writing. You are totally allowed to use the slang and the language you grew up on. Doesn’t matter what any teacher says, as long as you make your writing readable and enjoyable and you enjoy it, that’s what matters.

3. Read

A lot. Read whatever you can. You’ll find out what you like, what you don’t like. You can find topics you want to write about, a favorite genre, a favorite style of writing. And you’ll find out what you don’t like, which is just as important. You may find words you’ve never heard of or a new way of description and so forth. So read. And read a lot.

4. Keep an open mind

I want to be honest. It’s not cool to hate on a genre. Especially one you’ve never read up on. It’s okay not to like a genre, but HATING genres and the people within them is unprofessional and harmful to new writers that like that genre. Because just like you, they have a lot to offer if you give them a chance.

5. Cringe is good

I’ve made it clear that it’s never okay to hate on an artist or writer because what they write or draw is cringy. We all start from somewhere, and you need to express yourself when you are young. From there you will learn on your own or from compassionate people who only want to offer advice. You’re allowed to make mistakes.

6. Failure is good

Every failure brings you closer to success if you are willing to learn from your mistakes and apply them to your life.

7. We all have moments of self doubt

It comes with the business man, we all love and hate our writing at the same time. Have others read your writing, and others will love it I promise.

8. Follow Writblrs and Bookblrs

Like @theinkstainsblog @git-writing-good @writerintraining-us @sophialikestowrite @blackfeatherantics @sawyerblue @novel-like-you-mean-it@crazybunchwriter @thewritershandbook @the-book-ferret @theartofnotwriting @thecaffeinebookwarrior @writing-questions-answered

To name a few ^^;

9. Learn to take criticism 

You MUST learn to take criticism if you are to be in the arts. My rule of thumb, if it points out a plot hole, or if more than 3 people make the same complaint, I know to fix it. If the complaint is: “This sucks.” and they don’t give me a reason why, ignore him.

It’s hard and can hurt your self esteem. Just remember what you’re writing for, and write for yourself. I recommend watching “Arthur Writes a Story” to understand my meaning.

10. Love what you do

I knew I was in this job when writing gave me adrenaline. When the thought of writing made my skin tingle. When I was coming up with stories out of boredom. When others saw a train, they saw a train. When I saw a train, I saw a train that lead to a space station far in the stars. The ocean was a particular mystery to me, and that’s why my stories involve it so much. There was a whole new world I could see under there.

I knew when my writing made my sad friend smile, when my idea of a perfect night was to sit in my bed with a cup of tea and write a story. I knew when a song came on the radio and full blown scenes filled my head. I knew when the thought of me giving up writing seemed so ludicrous. I knew then I loved writing. And I still do.

Because if we didn’t like it, there is no point to it I believe. So…do what you love, okay? <3

Thank you for asking! <3

@selena-taylor tagged me to make a perfect album filled with taylor’s 13 songs, the hardest thing my heart had to do but here are mine:

1. Enchanted
2. Fifteen 
3. The Moment I Knew 
4. All Too Well 
5. Come back…Be Here
6. Stay Beautiful
7. Sweeter Than Fiction  
8. Holy Ground
9. You Are In Love
10. Breathe 
11. Clean
12. How You Get The Girl 
13. Long Live

I tag @away-from-the-crowds @taylorr-13 @jtmaster13 @couldbtrusted @jessicaswiftie1989 @casslovestaylor !!!

Busybody stay-at-home mom neighbor harasses me until my restraining order kicks her out of her house.

I lived across the street from a very bored stay-at-home mom whose excess idle time turned her into an insufferable busybody.

Her husband backed out of the driveway and slammed into my roommate’s car parked on the curb. He apologized, gave us his insurance info, and took care of it. He was never a problem, because he accepted responsibility for what he did.

His wife, however, demanded that we never ever park any cars at the curb again, because “we can’t get out of our driveway otherwise”. The street was very wide - she was just completely unable to accept that the accident was her husband’s fault, and figured we were somehow responsible for it, ergo we were responsible for preventing it in the future.

We told her that we would avoid parking there whenever possible, but that we still had the legal right to park on the street, and that if necessary we would still do so, and that it was her and her husband’s responsibility to avoid hitting other people’s legally parked cars when backing out of the driveway. She wasn’t happy with that answer, but just told us we better stay out of her family’s way, and stormed off.

One day, she came storming over, banging on the front door, cussing us out. We got her on our security camera saying “If you don’t move that f*cking car in the next 10 minutes, I am going to f*cking total it with my truck. It’ll be your fault, and you’ll have to pay for the damage to my f*cking vehicle”. To this, I simply responded: “I don’t know whose car that is, but I didn’t park it there. I have you on camera, so if you do anything to that car, I’ll have to call the police and hand over this tape”. She then threatened to sue me for invasion of privacy for recording her, and still insisted that we move the car, even though it wasn’t our property. We just ignored her, and she did not do anything to the car - we did keep the recording though.

A few weeks later, I had a friend visit from out of town. He parked his car on the curb, and then started unloading some stuff from his trunk. She came storming out, screaming and cussing at him “I have told you repeatedly never park your f*cking car on this curb. If you don’t move it, I am going to f*cking total it, and you can f*cking pay for a new goddamn car, as well as the damage you do to mine!” He tried to calm her down, and asked if there was somewhere else he could park, and she replied “You can park it in Hell, because that’s where you’ll be after I f*cking kill you!”.

Unfortunately for her, he had his dashcam running the whole time, and it captured everything. He called the police, and she was arrested for threatening to commit vandalism and for threatening violence.

A few days later, she left a long-winded hate-letter in our mailbox. It was written as if it were an open letter from the entire neighborhood, and it basically said that “nobody knows who you are”, and “Everyone wishes you would move away”, and “Nobody wants you living in our neighborhood”.

Thing is, she forgot about the security cameras. I took the video of her opening my mailbox - which included her taking all our letters out of the mailbox and rifling through them - and I gave them to the post office. This led to her getting arrested for a second time that week.

After that, we used her two arrests, our collection of security and dashcam footage, and her letter to get a restraining order against her that actually prohibited her from entering her own home, and then we called the police every time we saw her because she was in violation of the order.

She ended up having to live in a hotel room, and her husband came over, apologized to us, and asked if we would drop the restraining order so his wife could come home. I told him I would do it, but only if she wrote me, my wife, our roommates, and the friend of mine she threatened a 1-page apology for her harassment - and that she would promise to never ever contact us again for any reason whatsoever moving forward.

I received no apology, and the house went on the market a week later.

Some f*cking people…

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part 1 / part 2

inspired by jack talking about a video game involving all the different alter egos

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90% of the many hours i put into this were spent watching jack’s videos repeatedly at 0.25x speed for screencaps. i think i’ve memorized all of the videos by now.