Honestly, I think the whole “don’t pay the writers” thing boils down to the notion that everybody thinks they can write. It’s the old saw about the novelist at a cocktail party having to hear someone say, for the millionth time, “I’d love to write a book someday.”
Someone–Stephen King? Pretty sure I saw this in a Stephen King foreword–once said they’d like to say to a brain surgeon, “Boy, I’d love to do brain surgery someday.”
We treat “the ability to put words into a sentence” like it’s just the same as “the ability to form a coherent narrative that engenders a variety of emotions within the reader and puts them in a scene and shows them what they didn’t see before”.
And that’s like me drawing a stick figure and saying I’m an artist.
Writers are constantly devalued because everyone thinks they have a book in them and don’t realize the level of skill and commitment it takes to finish even a short story, much less a whole book.
This goes well beyond fandom, but man, I would’ve hoped fandom would know better.
Amidst the chaos, I want everyone keep in mind just ONE thing, if nothing else:
“Hanarezuni sobani ite” – Stay By My Side and Never Leave.
It’s Victor’s Free Skate composition. It’s the performance that went viral when Yuuri attempted it. It’s what brought the two of them together. It’s what Yuuri inadvertently asks of Victor after their first argument, and what Victor recognizes. It’s what their relationship is based on, what this whole show is based on. It’s their love song.
This song is what started this show, and this song is what is going to finish it. (We know this for a fact from the OST itself.)
Whatever happens between these two is going to happen, plain and simple. But without a doubt, we know how they feel towards each other. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, their deepest desire is the same: to be with each other, forever. They do not want to part. Whatever the future holds, they want to face it together, and they’re going to face it together. This is what they’ve already decided.
So if you’re feeling scared or down because of the uncertainty of this next week, please just keep this one thing in mind. Let it comfort you. Believe that love wins.
i’m tired… i’m gonna spend all afternoon tomorrow in pet stores with my dog and i’m gonna buy everything i’ve wanted to buy him but didn’t because it was unnecessary, like no fuck that i’m buying everything for my dog because he is the only pure and good thing left in this trash heap of a universe
SLEEPOVER SATURDAY: Top 3 things with vintage lesbians (real or fictional)?
OOOOOHHHH this is genuinely so so tricky, like i might have to cheat a bit + split it into top 3 tv + top 3 books
top 3 tv:
bomb girls (really + truly gone too soon)
call the midwife (my faves r happy + in love as far as we know, they probably had a fab time in a very empty nonnatus when everyone else was away in south africa. and they went on a v gay holiday to paris which makes my heart v happy)
i’m torn between seis hermanas (canon vintage lesbians with such wonderful chemistry but i got massively behind + am told Bad Things are happening to them now) & the bletchley circle (not quite canon but essentially practically canon + they mean like A Lot to me). i’ll put them both here because i’m too indecisive
also these aren’t top 3 because the writers for both are kinda shitty but 1) home fires 4 teresa fenchurch 2) dracula 4 lucy westenra. both examples of vintage lesbians who got screwed over by their writers smh
top 3 books:
THE NIGHT WATCH BY VINTAGE LESBIAN GODDESS SARAH WATERS, legit one of my fave books ever. i was feeling really frustrated w/ reading when i finally got round to starting this after i started my summer holidays last year & it really really reminded me why i love books/reading so much, i fell in love w/ it (also would put the paying guests on here too but i never quite got round to finishing it because my degree got in the way as per but that’s something for me 2 finish next holidays!!)
carol - patricia highsmith, like….i think this is the first book i read w/ lesbian protagonists/about lesbians + so aahhh yeah it’s v important to me
fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe - fannie flagg. similar 2 the night watch in that i couldn’t put it down which is saying a lot because my concentration when it comes to reading can b kinda terrible even for things i want to read but this is such a wonderful book, one of my absolute all time faves
okay these top 3s are really getting out of hand but i have 2 mention code name verity - elizabeth wein. not technically canon vintage lesbians, i went into it thinking they were actually canon so that was lowkey disappointing because they should so obviously be canon. anyway, i read it all in a day + it made me cry, like i actually can’t remember crying more at a book than i cried at this so ! again, one of my fave books
why did this escalate so much o my god!! anyway, thank u!!!! this was such a fun question to answer haha
I guess to sum things up- In terms of relationships RWBY puts all it’s eggs in one basket. Ruby/Weiss, Blake/Yang, Jaune/Pyrrha, Nora/Ren . These are the primary relationships the show explores. The problem is that these are also the only ones the show explores.
In a show that’s centered around teamwork this is a major issue.Like have Blake/Ruby had more than 1 conversation?