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Book Update #4 - The King’s Men (All For The Game #3), by Nora Sakavic

Neil Josten is out of time. He knew when he came to PSU he wouldn’t survive the year, but with his death right around the corner he’s got more reasons than ever to live.
Befriending the Foxes was inadvisable. Kissing one is unthinkable. Neil should know better than to get involved with anyone this close to the end, but Andrew’s never been the easiest person to walk away from. If they both say it doesn’t mean anything, maybe Neil won’t regret losing it, but the one person Neil can’t lie to is himself.
He’s got promises to keep and a team to get to championships if he can just outrun Riko a little longer, but Riko’s not the only monster in Neil’s life. The truth might get them all killed—or be Neil’s one shot at getting out of this alive.

Note: 4.8/5
My Goodreads’ Review(s)

rakkiankh  asked:

So I noticed something in ICFWICS that's a bit of a plothole regarding All Might discovering Izuku was blind. You say he didn't notice until they were on the roof. Did he not go through Izuku's notebook to leave a signature? If he did, what about the glue dots, lack of writing, and Izuku not knowing he signed it without being told? You didn't elaborate on it much, and I'm curious if there was a divergence from canon or not. I know this isn't the best way to talk about it but I've been curious

Y E A H H H THAT’S ANOTHER REASON I LEFT TFWICS UN-UPDATED FOR THE LONGEST TIME

When I went into writing that fic it was on a whim and I didn’t do research or think it out I just wrote and now there’s so many plotholes hhhHHHHHH

SOME OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WERE:

-the issue you mentioned above

-the fact that izuku miraculously knew how to get around without a cane or anything

-the random improvement in his ability to notice his surroundings because of One for All (I think that I went about it wrong, making One for All a cure of sorts for his blindness when the blindness is actually a central idea in this fic)

-the fact that despite being a school for heroes of all sorts, there were no accommodations made for visually impaired people (no braille on class nameplates, etc)

There’s more problems, but I also wanted to rewrite the beginning and make Izuku’s training with All Might more in-depth. I just kinda wrote it in a summarized format and I was happy with it at the time, but now I’m just ‘e h h h’ I was thinking of rewriting it from the beginning, now that I’ve had feedback from many different people, as well as some people on AO3 who have some vision impariments! I also did my research a bit and now I think I can write it a bit better! 

(Also I’ve been thinking about how to modify Izuku’s hero costume a bit to aid him better sort of like how Ectoplasm has specialized prosthetic legs made just for his hero work so expect some concept art of that hehe)

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pc: @qdeanna

happiness lives
in a little room in my heart
and some days it
prefers the curtains drawn shut


(and i’ve learned that’s okay).

—  by shelby leigh

whoever says love makes you weak
has never pulled out their heart
to give to someone else.


you must be strong to be in love–
to lend a piece of yourself
to someone who needs it more than you do,


(and never expect it back)

—  by shelby leigh

anonymous asked:

Hey man I was just wondering what your take was on the whole controversy around the age difference in Call Me By Your Name and people deeming it as pedophilia because it portrays an adult man pursuing a minor? I know you loved the film so am interested to hear your opinion on the topic.

I didn’t answer this question when I first received it at least two months ago because it’s a complicated issue and it demands that I go into things I wouldn’t normally go into. That said, since this movie means a lot to me and it’s going to be a big part of movie culture for the next year or so, I want to take a stab at answering this.

First of all, I think personal experience dictates a person’s perspective on anything, especially art. That means that if for any reason Call Me by Your Name is triggering or makes you uncomfortable based on your own experiences or feelings, you should do whatever you need to do to stay away from it. I do not believe that gives you the right to say that those that do support the film are supporting pedophilia or glamorizing rape. 

That said, I’m seeing a lot of moral absolutism when it comes to the discourse around this issue. It’s an innate human desire for every issue to have a clear “right” and “wrong” but that’s just not the way of the world. Personally, I’m not keen on people who aren’t able to admit to or identify when subjects are more complicated than a simple dichotomous answer. This is especially frustrating for me given the subject matter. Would it suddenly be OK if Elio’s character were 18, instead of 17? Because “that’s what the law says”? If we follow that train of thought, we fall very quickly down the rabbit hole that depends on laws dictating what is and is not “right” - I think we can all easily admit that the laws are a poor judge of this. 

Even more than that, I think that calling the relationship depicted in the story “predatory” shows an astounding lack of critical thinking and analytical skills. It’s that straight-forward. It’s like when you’re in high school and you have to write a paper about the book you were reading for class. Say the thesis of this paper is, “Oliver is predatory character” - ok, sure, show me the evidence! But guess what? It’s not there. I’ve read the book twice now and there’s not enough textual evidence to support that claim. 

To arrive at the conclusion that Call Me by Your Name depicts pedophilia means that you would first have to strip away all the necessary context within the film that defines the relationship itself. 

As someone who has experienced first hand what it’s like to be groomed by a pedophile and then be abused for more than a year, it’s offensive to me that people are lodging this claim against the movie. This is a movie that celebrates what it’s like to be in love. I’m not asking you to agree with me or share that experience with me. I’m not even asking you to change your opinion on the film because that’s your right just as much as it is mine. That’s simply how I feel about it. 

Context is everything. Moral absolutism is dangerous. 

a star was falling outside my window
and I almost made a wish for you


and then I laughed
because I remembered


all the times I prayed on my knees
for your return and I decided


something as beautiful as a shooting star
does not deserve to think of you

—  shooting star by shelby leigh