Happy (late) Thanksgiving to all of you. I had an entire post formulated while I was working all day but I never got around to posting it… but despite this year not being the best, I still have so much to be thankful for… especially with this wonderful community I’m lucky to be a part of. NOW LET’S SURVIVE THE REST OF THIS YEAR (and Episode Ignis) AND MAKE 2018 LITTY OKAAAYYY
Life can be really stressful at times, and it’s okay if you find it too overwhelming to keep dealing with gender things. Sometimes you don’t have the mental energy to continually correct people when they misgeder/deadname you, or you can’t be bothered to educate them on your identity. It’s okay to let all that fall to the wayside if you’re having a tough time. You’re still you, regardless of other people. Be kind to yourself. If you can’t handle correcting people about your gender, it’s okay to take a break.
Here’s a smol, fluffy, Billdip blurb for the holiday because I’ve been too sick/tired/busy to write anything big ^^;; Mostly under the cut, because it is a bit long
“Come on, Bill, please?” Dipper pouted at his boyfriend, giving his webcam the best puppy dog eyes he could muster.
Bill groaned, letting his head fall on the keyboard. His computer both made error sounds at him until he lifted his head, glaring up at his own webcam. “It’ll look stupid. This holiday is stupid,” he grumbled.
This had been the third time Dipper asked Bill if he would video chat with the brunet during Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Their long-distance relationship had made it impossible for him to join them that year, but Dipper was determined to have him still be around for it.
“I know you’re not really a fan of it,” Dipper sighed, “but this is something I really want. My family is important to me, Bill, and you’re a part of it now. I want us all to be there.”
The blond pulled his bottom lip between his teeth, slowly letting it back out while looking down at his lap. “You’ve gone and made it cheesy.”
“I’m not being cheesy, I’m being serious,” Dipper stated flatly. “I just… If it’s really that big of a deal for you, then I guess I won’t push it anymore. We can do a call after or something.” His voice grew quieter and quieter the more he spoke, his disappointment dripping off every word.
do you have any words of encouragement for me? I've been trying to write this au of mine for a while now and am completely in a funk despite me knowing the plot and scenes i want to incorporate
sometimes it’s hardest to write when we know exactly what we want to do – i’ve got an au planned out from start to finish and i also can’t bring myself to write it, so i know how you feel. give yourself some space from it, if you need to, but what i would say to do is try and just power through a scene, even if you feel like it’s shit. let yourself at least start writing it, then take a step back and look at it and decide what parts of it are working and what aren’t – maybe what will make it fresh and exciting again is looking at it from a different angle, or changing parts of it you aren’t sold on. it’s not going to get any easier to start something you’re having a hard time with, so don’t feel bad if it’s not any good, because you can always edit it to be better, or scrap it and start over. it’s not a bad thing to do either of those things, because god knows none of us have perfect products the first time we put our pens to paper. funk or no funk, you’ve got an idea worth sharing, and you should let yourself start! i know it’s hard but i seriously know you can do it!
(also, this is just ambiance, but take the time to make sure you’re in a good space for writing – don’t do it in the middle of the night in the dark when you’re tired, try and sit up straight at a desk or in a chair, have your favorite drink next to you, play some kind of background music or noise to keep yourself focused in, and just let yourself go with the flow.)