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It’s probably bad that when I think “Harry Potter,” Darren Criss comes to mind instead of Daniel Radcliffe

The Journey Story: Writing the Boring Parts

Anonymous asked: “In a part of story I’m writing currently, the characters are doing a lot of… walking. So aside from letting them stop and rest occasionally, or just throwing enemies at them or just simply I don’t know - writing about the environment, could I instead spice up the story with POVs of characters in different places and/or make the time pass faster by introducing character relevant stories/flashbacks? Or would it just make it too chaotic at this point?”

Inevitably when writing a journey story, you’re going to hit a few dull bumps where the characters are just en route. When it comes to writing these scenes, the important thing to remember: be frugal. A little walking goes a long way. In fact, the reader will assume a lot of walking and tedious travel is happening with just a few sentences a few times and maybe one scene that involves walking. I’m generalizing, but a good rule to go by is “less is more.”

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Hobgoblin (AD&D)

Hobgoblins! Like goblins, only…hobbier?
Or rather, they’re bigger and stronger and…more orange than regular goblins. And I hear they’re highly militarized in structure.
But only the parts of the military that make them more evil.
Let’s take a gander, then!

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first (successful) ith art

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Karen Chen, Turandot || 2015 Skate America (x)
Favorite Asian-American Ladies

+ Other recommendations:
2013-2014 SP “Esperanza”
2014-2015 SP “Requiem for a Tower”
2014-2015 FS “The Godfather”
2015-2016 FS “Les Miserables”
EX “The Butterfly Lovers”

anonymous asked:

Bts reaction to crush having ADHD?

A/N: I respect you so much rn anon. You’re speaking to my people (i.e. me). To all readers: there are many different symptoms of ADHD, and not all people have the same symptoms (esp. women compared to men). I know I sure as hell don’t. I mean, I’m a walking contradiction! I’m both ADHD and OCD.


Yoongi:

Originally posted by exoticmaknae

Yoongi finds your hyperactive and bounciness endearing as it is frustrating as sometimes he cannot get your attention to fully focus on him. Sometimes he wishes you’d just sit down because your hyperactivity makes him nervous (not to mention tired by just watching you), but besides that he likes that you can be so crazy, as it gives you a fun personality in his opinion.


Hoseok:

Originally posted by ktaejin

It would excite Hoseok how exuberant and lively you can be, and your occasional mad spell would not deter him, but rather assure him that you two would have a blast together. He hates seeing other people get annoyed with you for being too hyper. 


Taehyung:

Originally posted by btskimtaehyung

(let’s be honest with ourselves here; Tae is totally ADHD) Tae loves that you’re so hyper because you can keep up with him in ways others cannot. He understands your scatterbrained mind almost as well as his own, but he craves attention from you sometimes when you are too distant (despite how he’s no better, really).


Jimin:

Originally posted by hajimajimin

It would confuse Jimin at times because he wouldn’t understand why you were so distant, or why you were so frantic and fidgety, but he would like to think of it as one of your many quirks that he absolutely adores. He likes your quirks because it gives him more reason to play and fun with you.


Namjoon:

Originally posted by rapnamu

Your distance and scatterbrained-ness can be incredibly frustrating for Namjoon whenever he wants to have a regular or meaningful conversation with you because you can’t seem to stay focused on the topic, getting distracted by the smallest of things, and going off on tangents more than once in just one conversation. There are times, though, where Namjoon likes to watch (and not disturb) you buzz about in your domain, humming or talking to yourself just because you’re so cute.


Jin:

Originally posted by crimsonspeedsterr

Jin is really supportive of your hyperactive and fidgety-ness because he understands that you can’t help it, and while, yes, it can get on his nerves at times, no he is not going to let that stop him from liking you. Your little habits are freaking adorable and he loves to secretly listen to the little conversations you have with yourself as you’re hilarious when you think you’re alone, only teasing you about them just to see you get flustered.


Jungkook:

Originally posted by bangtanofarmys

(probs ADHD too) Jungkook would find your energetic side really exciting because he’d think you’d be up for anything active (not really lol), but he’d also be really curious as to why you can’t stay in one spot for an allotted amount of time like him. He’d ask you questions, curious about what you’re really like behind the scatterbrained-ness and fidgeting, and really admire how much you manage to keep it together (even when you’re really not). 

High School AU Headcanons: Jumin

Surprise! Look who showed up earlier! I said I was posting this on monday, but tomorrow I’ll start another AU, so I din’t want the two AUs being posted on the same day. 

So here you go! Jumin is the one I always struggle the most to write, but not this time, for some reason. Have fun, y’all!


TW: Mentions of suicide and violence against women


  • He’s a honor student and part of the lacrosse team at this fancy internal school.
  • You’re the troublemaker, there are several rumors about how your family got rich all of a sudden due to money launder. Also, people say your mother is in rehab because she found out you slept with your stepfather, who got arrested for having sex with a minor.
  • He’s a tutor for students with bad grades, and guess who the principal decided to pair him with as his pupil this semester. He had to prove he was good enough to candidate for student body’s president, if he can help you, he would have full support of the principal.
  • He hates it, not because of the rumors, he couldn’t care less about that, but you’re impossible to work with!
  • Yes, you were literature partners before, you could never focus and was extremely irresponsible, yet you showed up to the presentation and pointed out really interesting observations about the book, some of them better than his.
  • He doesn’t like people who don’t put effort to conquer things, people who rely too much on some skills. People like you.
  • So there he is, waiting for you in the library so you can start studying geometry, and obviously, you’re late.
  • You came acting like there’s nothing wrong and while he talks about surfaces of triangles and tangents, you’re more focused on building a catapult with your rule. Ugh…
  • “Ugh, I’m bored. Let’s ditch this!” you groan in boredom. “As I was saying… given the acute angle of a triangle…” he ignores you.
  • “Sin equals B, and B stands for boring!” despite your little joke, it was… correct? “Wait, you know geometry?” “Of course I do, I just don’t like that teacher! Now, come on, let’s ditch this! I heard the seniors are throwing a party at the old library building, let’s go!”
  • “It’s against the rules to walk in the school at night.” “Well, yeah! Why would be fun if this was allowed? Duh!” “Fine, you can go. It’s not as I’m enjoying this… study session either.”
  • “Nah, let’s partaayy, bro! Tell you what, if you go with me, I promise I get an A + in the next geometry test, the principal will love you for that, mr. President!” well, that was true. “Fine.” He agrees with a sigh.
  • “Why do you want me to go with you?” “I can’t be the only sophomore in a senior party, duh!” oh… maybe you cared about other people think of you, he thought you didn’t. “Besides, I’ll tell you dragged me there if we get caught.” Okay… this was more like you.
  • This didn’t look like a party, it was more like a cultural soirée, yes, he recognized some of the best art students and the best musicians in the school band too.
  • He lost you a little after you two entered. Then he found you in this circle with a glass in your hand. You were really impossible.
  • “Forgive me, father, for I have sinned” a senior spoke “Go on, my child.” “I didn’t try to kill myself when I was a junior, I just slipped in the bathroom.” “You are forgiven, son.” What in the world was this?
  • He joined the circle without realizing it. “Dude, you can’t be here without a drink. Here, let’s share.” You put a little of whatever you were drinking in his cup.
  • This was really interesting, people were sharing some intimate secrets, it was a kind of drinking game, but much more sophisticated than those ones he heard about
  • Whatever you gave him, it was strong. He was feeling a little loosen up… “Forgive me, father, for I have sinned.” He spoke loudly. “Go on, my child.”
  •  “I… I can’t bare with my father and his lousy affairs. Sometimes I think I… really hate… him.” Wow, he could not believe he said this out loud, but none of the people in that circle looked fazed.
  • “Dude, we’re milennials, admitting how much we hate family and how much they fucked us up is like… our thing.” You said matter of factly, everybody in the circle nodded in agreement.
  • Seriously? All those thoughts he had were… normal? He was… normal? “What about you, kitty?” a senior asked you. “Any sins you want to share?”
  • You shrugged: “Forgive me, father, for I have sinned.” “Go on, my child.” Even Jumin said this time, the alcohol made him curious.
  •  “I… didn’t sleep with my stepfather. The dude was trying to beat my mother up and I stood up for her and told I was gonna call the police. So he’s arrested for assault, not for having sex with… me. And my mom isn’t in rehab, she’s at a spa in Fiji,  because that’s how it works in our family, we run from our problems instead of talking about it in order to solve them.” You chugged the rest of your liquor while everybody stared at you. “Oh, but the money laundery thing is real.” “Damn, kitty, that’s deep.” One senior spoke.
  • Yes, it was deep. Jumin couldn’t believe what he just heard. Of course you would act like this irresponsible and troublemaker girl, you didn’t want anyone coming to close to you to actually know your problems.
  • The party was over, and you two walked in a dreadful silence in the dark. “Forget what you heard, okay? What happens there, stays there.” “How do you know about these parties?” You mumbled something he couldn’t listen and started blabbering, the alcohol effects, no doubt “My sister used to come to these parties, she always talked about them, and how great they are. She lives in New York now, I’m definitely going there once I graduate from this shithole. Live in a loft, adopt a cat… I like cats, do you like cats?” did he? He never thought about that… he would like to adopt a cat too…
  • “Then you would run away from your problems?” “More like making new ones in a place I can have a fresh start.” You both chuckled. 
  • But he was thinking of this very seriously. He never bothered about the future, he knows he will take over his father’s company and… well, that’s it. For the first time, he’s thinking if he could have something diferent, be something different.
  • You were impressed with his attitude, he was nicer and more interested in what you have to say than you thought. Plus, he’s so fine!
  • “Hey, Jumin?” “Yes, MC?” “Do you think you can forgive me for one last sin?” “Don’t you mean sine?” OH MY GOD! HE’S DOING A GEOMETRY JOKE!? NERD! “Come on, I’m serious! Forgive me, father, for what I’m about to sin?”
  • “Go on, m… wait, about to sin?” you surprised him with a kiss in the lips. It started sweet and slow, but quickly turned into a messy make-out session in the dark. Oh… he wasn’t so uptight after all, as you felt your ass being fully gripped by his hands, which you teasingly pried away.
  • “You can only have more if you get an A + in literature with me. See ya, Mr. President.” You ran in the dark, he was still a little tipsy from the alcohol… and from your lips.
  • But forget that, he needs to start that literature paper asap.
Wishlist: drunk pre-canon Karamel + the fam on a night out

Still mourning the fact we never got to see an ep where everyone’s enjoying a night out filled with lots of singing/dancing, countless shots, a slew of drinking games, and even a few drunken confessions…

Where we get to see Winn beat a tipsy James at pool, Alex challenging the whole bar to a darts tournament (and winning), everyone making it their mission to get J’onn drunk, and Mon-El teasing Kara’s drinking ability only for her to kick his ass at beer pong.

Then as the night unfolds, each of them begin to bow out, one after the other… leaving the two of them to carry on the night where we get to witness an alcohol-fuelled Kara start to let her guard down with a flurry of flirty exchanges and playful banter. 

Ending in a stumbling, over-complimentary Kara being taken home by an equally-as-drunk Mon-El, before collapsing into her bed as she unconsciously murmurs things she would later deny in the morning…

Like was this just too much to ask for

The Journey Story: Writing the Boring Parts of the Way

Anonymous asked: “In a part of story I’m writing currently, the characters are doing a lot of… walking. So aside from letting them stop and rest occasionally, or just throwing enemies at them or just simply I don’t know - writing about the environment, could I instead spice up the story with POVs of characters in different places and/or make the time pass faster by introducing character relevant stories/flashbacks? Or would it just make it too chaotic at this point?” 

Inevitably when writing a journey story, you’re going to hit a few dull bumps where the characters are just en route. When it comes to writing these scenes, the important thing to remember: be frugal. A little walking goes a long way. In fact, the reader will assume a lot of walking and tedious travel is happening with just a few sentences a few times and maybe one scene that involves walking. I’m generalizing, but a good rule to go by is “less is more.” 

If you’re struggling, I would recommend picking up Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. You don’t have to read the whole thing (though fans may disagree) to get a sense of the story and just how Tolkien handles writing about this kind of (often-on-foot) journey. He mixes it up. They go through scary forests, dangerous tunnels, and come across a few characters and kingdoms along the way. It breaks up all that walking.

Another tactic that has been recommended to me on numerous occasions is the rule, “if it’s boring, skip it.” I’m always a lot more wary of this one. I am someone who will say, “Oh, this scene is so boring it just drags on and on and on,” and then, I’ll read it and it really doesn’t. If it is an actual boring scene, and you’ve carefully considered: is there a way you could convey the information in this scene in the next, more exciting scene? Then, you can skip it and move onto a more exciting scene. 

To address your question about flashbacks, I advise against them, unless you feel particularly confident and believe that the flashback is very relevant to the plot you’re writing. Often I’ll see writers try to bring in flashbacks as a way to talk more about a character but really it reads more as a tangent and a fairly distracting one at that. Unless your story’s structure involves flashbacks fairly regularly (ie: Station Eleven by Emily Saint John Mandel), it might not make sense for multiple flashbacks to appear in the middle of the story. Revealing backstory can be done well, but again, I recommend making relevance a priority, having it either tie into the plot or be revealed in a way that ties into the plot. This is mostly opinion, but the more I’ve learned about the book industry and the more I’ve talked with other writers, the more firmly I’ve grown to believe this. I don’t know if it will be of use to you, but I hope all this has helped! Happy writing. 

anonymous asked:

so i don't know if you're still doing the Dex poetry series, but i would be interested in seeing if Dex ever shows Nursey the poems and how that goes down, if that's okay! thank you :))

I am still doing the poetry series (I promise!), but I haven’t had any inspiration recently. I will continue it if and when the inspiration strikes. Really, I will.

If anyone doesn’t know, this is my poetry series tag and it’s a series of poems written from Dex’s POV.

Thank you for the prompt! The poems are actually not from the POV of my usual HCed Dex, so it was cool to write from another version of Dex’s POV. :)

(Also, I was in a weird mood, so this got super introspective and complicated but I feel like it fits for Dex’s relationship with writing so I’mma just go with it.)

*~*~*

           It’s not that Dex isn’t good at hiding things. He is. He grew up in a house with very nosy parents and five siblings who assumed anything of Dex’s was theirs as well. He learned how to keep things private, found nooks and secret spots as easily as he found studs in a wall and learned how to be just conspicuous enough to be overlooked. Of course, the newfound literary part of him can’t help but see this as a metaphor, the kid trapped in the closet is good at hiding things, and he realizes it with the same kind of bitterness he attributes to all of his newfound literary perspectives.

           It’s mostly Nursey’s fault anyway, that Dex is so literary now. Dex could just as easily blame Samwell as a whole, what with requiring he take a literary course, but it’s harder to blame an institution than a person and Dex, somewhat out of character, took the easy way out in this time. Yes, the first English course was required, but the second was not. The second was a poetry course usually taken by freshmen who hadn’t technically chosen their major yet but were dead set on English. Dex had been the only science oriented person there and, at first, he had felt out of place. That, too, Dex realized later, was a metaphor.

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damen pov vs. laurent pov

@josselinkohl asked me about writing damen’s pov vs. writing laurent’s pov and I think instead of subjecting you all to lengthy-post reblogs, I’ll make a whole new one. it’s interesting, I never intended to use damen’s pov, but when I was thinking about a sequel to lines on palms I realised pretty quickly that I wouldn’t be able to set up the entire disguise thing without using damen. 

AND DO NOTE: I set that up by making damen’s pov slightly laurent…ian? in that he recognises laurent but keeps it from the narrative for a while. this universe I’m writing shows the two of them influencing one another fairly explicitly: damen learns a bit of dissembling, laurent learns that recognising and sharing his emotions is not, in fact, going to bring about the end of the world.

but in general, thinking about how I approach writing the two of them, there are some absolute points of difference:

  • what they notice, and how they describe it. in lines on palms, laurent gets distracted by a gorgeous bedspread. he admires mosaics. he’s grown up surrounded by ornate decoration and he likes beautiful things. the only thing that gets that level of description and lingering detail, in damen’s narration, is laurent himself. 
  • laurent is much more critical when it comes to his internal monologue about people. he’s super bitchy. and he’s always thinking about motives and alliances and weaknesses. 
  • and his mind is busy. he is a lot more prone to tangents; damen follows lines of thought in a direct fashion.
  • this is something that should always be considered if you’re writing in first or tight third person, but: the metaphors and similes that they use are quite different. damen is a soldier-prince. a lot of his metaphors relate to weapons or fighting. like handling a freshly sharpened sword. laurent’s a scholar and a strategist; his are more varied, but usually artistic. like a man picking a lantern-lit path through mist. light falling onto damen’s shoulders like gilding powder. tense uncertainty like a splash of cold water to the face.
  • damen’s dialogue is more likely to reflect what he is actually thinking and feeling at any given time. laurent’s dialogue is often layered, or minimised, or masking something else; from his pov this becomes more obvious because you can see the workings of his mind behind it, and see exactly how much he keeps back.

I talked about this a bit in the other post, but: when I think about laurent’s pov, the emotions are more likely to be obliquely rendered. cs pacat is very good at doing this even with damen. she doesn’t tell you that laurent in a short chiton is driving him mad with desire. she tells you in GREAT DETAIL about how the pitcher shatters on the floor, and that the chiton is even shorter sitting down. obviously, my style is different to pacat’s; I’m not trying to mimic her exactly, when I write fic. but this particular technique can be very effective to give the impression of a character who is reserved and guarded. 

on the other hand, half the fun of writing laurent is showing that beneath all the reserve is a BEWILDERING RUSH OF FEELINGS, or showing the racing thoughts and actual sensations that happen in between those lines of calmly delivered dialogue. it all depends on the scene and what you’re trying to convey.

If the outside corresponded to the inner life in people, we couldn’t have “bodies” as we do. The inner life is too complex, too various, too fluid. Our bodies incarnate only a fraction of our inner lives. (The legitimate basis for the paranoid endless anxiety about what’s “behind” the appearances.) Given that they would still have inner lives of the energy + complexity that they have now, the bodies of people would have to be more like gas—something gaseous yet tangible-looking like clouds. Then our bodies could metamorphose rapidly, expand, contract—a part could break off, we could fragment, fuse, collide, accumulate, vanish, rematerialize, swell up, thin out, thicken, etc. etc. As it is, we’re stuck with a soft but still largely determinate (especially determinate with regard to size + dimension + shape) material presence in the world—almost wholly inadequate to these processes which then become “inner” processes. (i.e., far from wholly manifested, needing to be discovered, inferred; capable of being hidden, etc.) Our bodies become vessels, then—and masks. Since we can’t expand + contract (our bodies), we stiffen them a lot—inscribe tension on them. Which becomes a habit—becomes installed, to then re-influence the “inner life.” The phenomenon of character armor that Reich focused on.

An imperfect design! An imperfect being!

Of course, maybe we wouldn’t have so much subjectivity if the “outer” were better designed to register the interior life. Maybe subjectivity as we experience it (all the pressure, the force, the energy, the passion of it) is precisely the result of this “confinement” inside our being. (Like the pressure build up when a gas is heated up inside a sealed metal container.)

—  Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh (8.12.1967)

loveismygoal  asked:

YES FRANK DESERVES ALL THE LOVE

HE IS AMAZING and here’s why for those of you who don’t know

  • he can turn into ANIMALS
  • he’s literally super fucking powerful 
  • so smart
  • much character development- goes from shy, unsure cinnamon roll to confident and powerful cinnamon roll leader
  • has amazing little gf Hazel who is also super powerful and he is super impressed by her all the time (they’re both so skilled they can defeat a giant together)
  • could LITERALLY die if a piece of fucking wood burns up but he becomes kinda chill about it and accepts that that could be his fate
  • when he helps capture Nike
  • skilled archer
  • has naturally amazing battlefield commander skills
  • PRAETOR ZHANG

druids-fox  asked:

Hello! I'm a solitary wiccan with a kinda specific question. I read your earlier post about the nastiness amoung our community between pagans and wiccans, and i wanted to know what Silver Ravenwolf does to perpetuate this? Are there any prominant figures you believe are fostering a negative environment among the communities?

I love specific questions. They are often really fun to research. 

Okay, I am not a fan of Silver Ravenwolf. She is very problematic for the pagan community in general and Wicca specifically. And while I do not like speaking badly of anyone that has done what they can to further paganism…some of the the things that she has done have been…wrong. 

Now, first let me say that I know that sooner or later every pagan (myself included) is going to throw a piece of misinformation out there. It’s usually accidental. I find this forgivable because most of us have not had formal training and are going off of memory…memory is imperfect. You get the picture. 

So, no…I don’t dislike every pagan who says something that turns out to be wrong. But S.R.W is the Queen of this. Moreover, she has had enough access to some of the most well learned and practiced Priests and Priestesses that paganism has to offer…and she still spreads misinformation and hatred. This, to me, is unforgivable. 

I will explain, I will even have quotes. 

  • “ There is no difference between Wicca and WitchCraft. Anyone who tells you there is a difference is experimenting in the theory of Occum’s Razor.” -SIlver Raven Wolf, The Teen Witch Handbook. 

NO!. Wicca is a religion. Witchcraft is, as the name states, a CRAFT. It is nondenominational. While the two can, and often do, overlap; they are NOT the same thing. She needs to stop perpetuating the idea that if you use magic you are automatically a Wiccan.

Moreover…writing a handbook for Teen Witches is a money grab geared towards people who are just beginning their personal spiritual path and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Why? Because most teens don’t actually know what is and what isn’t a good 

  • “Wicca — It is thought that this term was originally coined by Selena Fox of the Circle Sanctuary in an effort to describe the modern religion of WitchCraft ” -Silver Ravenwolf, The Teen Witch Handbook. 

NO. Rev. Selena Fox is a High Priestess of the Wiccan tradition, an author, and a religious activist on the behalf of pagans of America. She was one of the first non-abrahamic reverends in the U.S. She is one of our most respected High Priestesses and Minister of the Circle Sanctuary (one of the few recognized pagan sanctuaries in America). She is a wonderful person and has done a lot for the pagan community as a whole. But she did not coin the term “Wiccan”. The first modern use of the term Wiccan, was by Gerald Gardner in 1954. Selena Fox was 6 at the time. 

  • “Another name for a solitary witch is ‘natural witch’.” Silver Ravenwolf. Book of Shadows: Solitary Witchcraft

NO. Seriously. A solitary witch is a witch who practices her craft without the aid of a coven. “natural” witch has multiple meanings and I am not a fan of the term at all. 

  • “… the traditional colors for Mayday are red and white representing the blood that flows from the woman when her purity is taken….” Silver Ravenwolf, To Ride a Silver Broomkstick

Oh my fucking god….no. Wiccans do no view the ‘purity’ of a woman as a virginal state. Maiden, Mother, and Crone. It’s not Virgin, Not a Virgin, and Cant Have Kids. This quote actually made me throw out the book. Funny since most people view this work as her least offensive work. 

I also have a problem with the phrasing of this. I find the idea that someone could ‘take’ the virginity of the Goddess as something that borders on blasphemous. Can you use  blasphemous for Wicca? Fuck it…I just did. 

The Great Rite, the act when the God and the Goddess come together sexually to create the new life of the year, is a sacred thing for Wiccans. The God isn’t ‘taking’ anything. It’s a magical moment between Lord and Lady. So fuck of S.R. 

  • “don’t listen to your parents, do whatever you want to - behind their backs if necessary. If your parents don’t understand you, that’s okay. Mama Silver does.” Silver Ravenwolf’s website. 

Okay…stop. I know that a lot of my readers are teens. I know you want to jump right into Wicca and paganism and that parents can be remarkably small minded about what their kids learn and investigate. I know that this can be really frustrating and unfair. It sucks. I’m sorry. But encouraging a teen to lie to their parents is a tacky way to go about this. 

How about encourage teens to be honest, to help people (parents are people btw) understand Wicca, and to stop making Wicca into this naughty, dirty, rebellious thing? It’s a spirituality that needs to be represented well. 

She represents herself as a ‘patron of teen witches’ because she is the “Only one who writes for them”. -SRW website. 

This is very much NOT true. The fact is it is illegal for anyone to talk to children about religion without the parents explicit approval. This includes Christianity by the way. So she is not the only one who cares about teen pagans. What Ravenwolf does is portray paganism as an act of rebellion rather than a spiritual journey that often begins during teen years. 

For all my Teen readers with parents who will not accept their practice. I know what you are going through. I was there. I had books thrown out. I got called crazy. I got told it was ‘just a phase’. Best part about being an adult? I get to practice what I want and my family is fully aware. 

Sorry…random tangent. 

Okay, only kinda sorry. Moving on. 

But you know what? Here are some articles that can state a lot of this for me: 

Here, Here, and Here

Those are three articles by trusted researchers who come from three very different pagan backgrounds who all explain, in their own way, why Silver Ravenwolf is toxic to the pagan community. 

To put it very simply: 

  • Her misinformation
  • Her misleading ‘facts’
  • Her wrong history
  • and more

As for other pagans that I feel are bad for the pagan community….not really. Plenty have made mistakes over the years…but we are a fairly young religion that is spreading very quickly. We have no single book that tells us what the ‘truth’ is. We are all looking for it by sifting and reading the work of others. We do not have a weekly interpreter telling us what to believe. We do not have a government made up of similar religious believers helping incorporate our belief system into their government. 

More tangent…damn. 

But…what I am saying is that we are all going to make mistakes….the real mistake is unappolgetically continuing to make them after you have been informed of your inaccuracies. 

just so you know

a while back i covered an entire page in my european history notebook with a bunch of stuff about the amis and in the center

the written equivalent of screaming at victor hugo about enjoltaire

and you know what my teacher wrote on the bottom

“indeed”

THIS JUST IN GUYS MY HISTORY TEACHER SHIPS EXR

anonymous asked:

AU where everything is the same except Carmelita getting hit by a falling boat and surviving without a scratch is acknowledged.

I feel Carmelita’’s nigh immortality is generally overlooked. There’s great comedic potential there if they leaned into that a little more!

Tangent into a different game series here, but I played StarFox 64 last year. First game in the series I played, and thus far the only. There isn’t a huge amount of scope for characterization, because it’s mostly just people blowing other people up, but I still fell in love with Wolf O’Donnell for one amazingly ludicrous reason: in the Proper Ending, he and his team return to battle again despite all being violently shot down earlier. His lackeys all have cyborg bits welded on from the damage. Wolf?

Plaster. Other plaster. Good to go!

(his plane exploded)

Long story short characters walking off massive damage like it’s nothing will always be hilarious to me and Carmelita is 100% in that category