misfortune-high

ok i have an onion or two about this lord of the flies but with girls thing

first off: i am not girl

second off: why in the fresh fuck is this book getting a movie now

why an adaptation is planned is another story, but why is it explicitly being promoted as an “all-girls” adaptation? especially when the original story had no female characters to speak of? (excluding that one sow who got murdered but yeah). anyone who had the misfortune of suffering through high school english class can tell you that this book is really about toxic masculinity, and the problems arising from an educational system.

william golding was a schoolteacher and he hated it. he hated it so bad that he wrote a whole fuckin book about how the british educational system and the world at large sets up young white boys to be murderous savages. the children he taught were so disgusting that he wrote lord of the flies IN RESPONSE to an earlier story, that in which a bunch of middle school aged boys are deserted on an island and cheerfully convert the natives to christianity. golding found this so preposterous that he retaliated with lord of the flies, birthing into paper some of the worst deeds ever committed by twelve-year-olds.

one of the first things in this book that is introduced, besides the placidity of the island in contrast to the all-encompassing third world war, is that these are upper-class schoolboys. they have order, some are choirboys, some are littleuns, and its is from this power structure the corruptions result from. it is school that teaches kids to be awful, it is soceity that encourages white men to destroy and conquer in the name of their own personal good, and golding hammers this in repeatedly over the course of the story.

girls at the time received a fundamentally different education, if they did at all. complacency was valued, as was shutting up and sitting nice. girls were especially encouraged to be kind to their superiors, or at least pretend to be. so without the great power and corruption vested in white masculinity by greater british society, the island collective would cease to devolve into brutality.

the very idea that an all-female remake of this very specific critique of a very specific society could even succeed is evidence that whoever approved this didn’t stay awake in english.


such an adaptation would only work, however, if it was a critique of the brutality of institutional femininity and HOLD UP i think i’ve read something on this oh wait yes i have

beauty queens by libba bray is exactly that. a bunch of teenage pageant queens are on an island, and there’s no one to rescue them. it actually manages to tell a good story about how the expectations of contemporary femininity are bad without making teenage girls look like monsters. why aren’t people adapting this book instead, seeing as it’s a similar yet greatly improved premise?

One sided love - Jimin X Reader

Character: Jimin X Reader

Rated: A for angst

You and Jimin had always been best friends. As long as you can remember,you two always sticked with the other. You spent elementary schooltogether, as well as high school and even after his debut in his famous band, you were still as important for each other as before. As in any fairytail between a boy and girl, one of you fell in love with the other. Jimin had a hard time understanding his feelings, his heart beating faster whenever he thought of you, his hands getting sweaty when his eyes was landing on you, and sometimes he even found himself stuttering on his own words when speaking to you.

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Game Night

Game Night

Secret Santa Gift to; @watchmist1412 (hope you like it!!)

Prompt: Roommates!

Summary: Lucy and Natsu are cheeky best-friends that totally read each other’s mind. Jellal and Erza don’t like losing.

Rated: T (just in case)

Disclaimer: I do not own any rights to Fairy Tail or the characters. That is all Hiro Mashima’s fault.


“Killer… dead… zombies? Oh!” Lucy jumped up from her spot on the lounge, waving her hands wildly as the movements Natsu were making, clicked in her head.

“Shaun of the Dead!”

She heard the mutters of disbelief Erza and Jellal made when Natsu grinned, nodding. The pair let out matching yells of triumph, which went well with their matching Christmas sweaters; something that Lucy come up with in celebration of two years of being roommates/best friends with Natsu.

The latter floated over to his blonde ‘bestie’ and they shared an enthusiastic high-five as Erza drew another dash on the whiteboard, mumbling something out them being cheaters.

“I still believe you are both cheating.” Jellal stared at his girlfriend whom was grabbing a piece of paper from the bowl on the coffee table.

“Says the guy who is super jealous of our psychic abilities.” Natsu grinned and Lucy nodded, conceding with his statement. It didn’t really matter that Natsu and Lucy had rigged the game a little bit, and wrote down practiced movie titles.

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Marshmallow Boy

Woozi/Jihoon Lee Scenario

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 878


“It’s so freaking cold and the sun’s not even out yet,” you grumble to yourself as you pull your scarf tighter around your face before shoving your gloved hands into your pockets again. It’s 6:15 in the morning and you’re facing the bitter cold on your quest towards the bus stop because you have the misfortune of being a high school student that needs to be at school by 7:30 in the morning. It’s your first day taking the bus as the friend who used to give you rides to school  moved to Japan over the weekend. Equipped with hot packs in both pockets, you survive the frigid walk to the closest bus stop and notice one other person at your stop.

He’s wearing a white padded jacket that reminds you of a marshmallow and half his face is covered by a giant grey scarf that’s wrapped tightly around his head and neck. He has headphones on under his beanie and takes no notice of you as he stands there waiting for the bus in the freezing cold. You don’t recognize him, but you assume he goes to the all boys school across the street from yours after noticing his backpack and the telltale forest green pants of the school’s uniform.

When the bus finally arrives after six long minutes, you get on after the boy, tapping your wallet onto the machine before looking for a place to stand. You find a spot two rows down from the marshmallow boy and grab the handlebar hanging from the ceiling until the bus reaches your stop seven stops later. You watch the marshmallow boy exit the bus, his white jacket highly visible in the sea of darker jackets, and exit after him. From there, the two of you go your separate ways- you turn left towards the crosswalk to cross the street to your school, and he turns right towards the all boys school across the street from yours.

As you continue to ride the bus to school every morning, a pattern is formed. Every morning, you arrive at the bus stop to see marshmallow boy already there in his green pants, with his now trademark purple headphones on, and you’d stand about three feet to his left until the bus came. When the bus arrives, you board right after him and exit after him when the bus reaches your schools before heading your separate ways. The pattern continues and you notice his his school’s blazer take the place of the white jacket and his pants become replaced by shorts the same color as the seasons changed from winter to spring. You discover that the huge scarf he would always wear was hiding a cute face with squishy cheeks, further legitimizing your nickname for the boy, and get to see the soft features that had been hidden by all the thick winter clothes.

It’s just another school day when the pattern breaks. You arrive at the bus stop one morning, only to find that marshmallow boy isn’t there before you for the first time in the three months you’d been taking the bus.

“Maybe he’s sick,” you think to yourself, finding it odd but waving it off anyways. Soon, the bus arrives and marshmallow boy is still missing. Just as you’re about to board, you feel an arm grab yours and pull you back a little.

“I’ve been going first for three months now. Can’t break the streak now, can we?” marshmallow boy says with a wink before boarding the bus. You got on after him, your competitive side rising up as you thought about his words. True, that is how the pattern goes, but he’d just turned it into a competition for you. You are going to end marshmallow boy’s streak.

The next morning, you see marshmallow boy standing in his usual spot and this time, you break the pattern. You stand a little closer to him than normal, making your walk to the door that much shorter when the bus comes. You take a few steps forward as soon as you hear the bus approaching, focusing completely on getting on the bus before marshmallow boy.

When the bus finally arrives, you practically run to the door, not caring how dumb you look and simply feeling satisfied with the fact that you’d beaten marshmallow boy onto the bus, therefore ending his streak. You walk towards the back of the bus and take a spot near the back door, still feeling overly proud of yourself for no real reason other than the fact that you’d beaten a stranger onto the bus until a voice causes you to jump.

“Well, since you ended my streak, I think you should give me something to make up for it. Would you let me take you out for coffee sometime after school Y/N ssi?” the owner of the voice AKA marshmallow boy asks, glancing down at the nametag on your blazer. You realize that this was the first time you two were this close and look for his nametag to finally attach a name to the stranger you’d gotten so familiar with.

“I’m not a fan of coffee, but I’d be down for hot chocolate if there’s marshmallows included, Jihoon ssi.”

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Confession:  My first playthrough on dragon age games has always been a self insert character since the first time I played Origins til now. I don’t know why (it’s not intentional) but my self-insert from Inquisition has the eerily accurate misfortune of unintentionally falling off stuff a lot (I’m ridiculously clumsy in real life). My other inquisitors don’t have nearly as much misfortune in high places.

A Lucky Misfortune

The sun was high in the sky with a few clouds here and there. The city was buzzing with both life and traffic. Yet, amongst the crowd full of people in suits or sweats was a simple girl who was easily avoiding the people around her. Her head was down as she was studying the notecards and maps and notebooks all crumbled together into her arms. In fact, her arms barely managed to keep the papers from slipping out of her grasp. That was until papers and books flew high into the air and Pluto had found herself down on the ground. Had someone crashed into her back or was it her side? She groaned in her dazed state.

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Misfortune High Book 1

Rich kid Biscuit gets expelled from his fancy magic school and sent to a magic school on the bad side of town. Mayhem ensues.

If you enjoy Princeless, you are exactly the sort of person who will enjoy Jules Rivera.

She illustrated the “Meet the Smiths” short for me in the first set of short stories and did both of the great purple covers that go with those issues.

Her kickstarter is up and it’s for the series she is writing and drawing called “Misfortune High”, all about a stuck up cheating rich kid who is booted from his private magic academy and forced to attend public magic school with the normal magic using kids.

Guys, it’s going to be great.  Trust me and if you don’t check out Jules video and let her tell you why you should:

LIKE THIS, REBLOG THIS, SUPPORT THIS!

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I am beyond thrilled to announce that the Misfortune High Kickstarter is currently AT GOAL! 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!

This was not possible without the recent push we got from all you Tumblr folks willing to take a chance on this property.  

Now, we enter the stretch goal part of the program.  As promised from the get-go, our first round of stretch goals cover adding stuff to the interior of the book.  

First, is the Johnny Cuervo 10 Page side story.  Currently, this story is nearly finished, needing only colors to pass the finish line (at 3+ pages a day, that’s a 3-day weekend’s worth of work). The Cuervo side story fleshes out a bit more as to what Johnny’s involvement with the dragon is and how he ends up in such a bizarre position in the first place.  It’s a winner.  I want it.  You want it.

Next is the Pin Up Gallery and Middle School Letters.  The pin-ups are contributions I’ve gotten from other artists that I’m dying to include in this book.  And the middle school letters come from the students I visit in San Jose.  I’ll let one such young man, Joshua, do the rest of the talking about how he felt about Book 1:

I like how your story starts with something that is in the middle of your story…I like how there is a cliffhanger. That makes me know there is going to be a second book..If I had to say an improvement it would be to make the next chapters a little longer because this chapter was a little to short.

–Joshua, 8th Grade San Jose student

36 pages of story weren’t enough for this guy. YES. These letters are beyond precious.  You’ve gotta see them all.

Finally (for now), is the Ruination t-shirt and extra charms. Johnny Cuervo’s shirt from book 1 is a little more complicated and pricey to print than the book 2 ’Death from Above’ design.  However, if we push the boulder up the hill a bit further, I believe we can make Ruination happen.  

That’s what I’ve got for stretch goals now. There are still two days left in this campaign to push things even higher.  Let’s do this!

Misfortune High Kickstarter 120 Backer Bonus unlocked: Charms!

I’ve been dying to unveil these things. DYING.  I’ll throw this into the Misfortune High updates post tomorrow, but for now, I wanted to let you know what we’ve been building towards: the charm set! 

(All those references to the new reward being ‘charming’ were intended to be incredibly transparent.)

The stats are up there, but these are the preliminary designs before any holes have to be drilled.  They show a little prettier this way. Backers into the tiers listed above will get not just one, but the entire set of 3 with either of those tier selections.  

We’ve still got another 4 days and $500+ to go, but none of the incredible success this campaign has had would be possible without you guys.  Thank you!