parallel: general

acebecca  asked:

This is just a theory but I think Jean starts from zero on his rating system then adds points for emotional, intellectual, spiritual, etc. Most people start at 5 or 6 as average then add or deduct points based on the episode. If we ever get a 10/10 from Jean it'll be the equivalent of another live-blogger breaking the scale with a 11/10, 15/10 or 20/10

Ali: But it’s just a theory.  A GAME THEORY.


I was thinking the same, you know? Like, the REAL rating goes from 1 to 6 (where six is ‘the episode was good/alright”) and then everything above 6 is the same like when other livebloggers give 11/10 and such.

Jean says that’s not right, but I don’t trust him on that.

Major unpopular but factual opinion: everyone who complains about other rpers “stealing” your icons, graphics, headcanons, etc… it’s not theft because unless you actually drew those graphics or copyrighted those headcanons, they’re not YOURS. I’m not condoning or saying that blatantly *copying* from someone is OK, it absolutely is not and it shouldn’t go without reprimand, but it’s not /theft/. Aside from warning and informing others and blocking, there’s nothing you can do about it.

Balancing struggle vs. realism + writing racist incident through white character POV

Hi! First of all, that you so much for your blog, it has been so useful to me.

Here’s my question: I’m currently writing a story in which one of my main characters is black. While doing research about writing POC characters I read that white writers should include marginalized characters but not write about marginalization since it is not something they (I) have experienced. However I also read that POC characters even if born and raised in western culture should be perceived as POC by other characters in order for the story to be realistic and not colourblind. These two advices appeared potentially contradictory to me.

I was planning a few scenes where a black character experiences racism but through the point of view of a white character (since I can’t really know what racism feels like for black people because I’m white). Is this ok or should I exclude these scenes altogether?

“The Struggle” Vs. Realism

I believe the advice you encountered is getting at this: include People of Color in your writing and allow them to be notably People of Color. Give them a background, culture, and describe them in a way that readers know they are distinctly Korean, Mexican, not white…

Acknowledging race is not the same as discussing racism. And having a character experience a racist encounter or micro-aggression is not the same as dredging deep into all the intricacies of their experience as a Black person. Also, these incidents are realistic to include, and as long as they aren’t in excess. Basically, don’t turn your piece or the arc of your PoC into a Struggle Novel, full of their plight as a Person of Color.

There is a place for these works, but they’re best in the hands of those with firsthand experience. To me, that’s what this advice sums up to. 

Most PoC are out there living their lives, and aren’t constantly caught up in the tangles of racism, hyper conscious of their race at all moments. We are not the Other to ourselves. We eat our food, celebrate our holidays, and laugh our laughs like everyone else. And yes, the struggles exist, in amounts large and small, but it isn’t necessary the defining point of our identity. There is much more to it.

Your story is just a snapshot of the life of someone. Striking a balance is key. Don’t define us by struggle, but don’t ignore who we are either.

Hopefully that clarifies!

Racist Incident from White Perspective

Have the Black character express emotion on the situation. Give them a reaction and dialogue so they’re not an inactive “subject” to be studied by the narrator. Even if this Black character does not technically have a POV, do your best to hand the mic to them for the scene without injecting too much of the white mc’s opinion into the moment. 

You could have the white MC express sympathy, support and understanding without toting any self-righteous opinions, or using the incident to show how not-racist they are.

~Mod Colette

anonymous asked:

I hope we're not making Jean feel self councious about everything he says in case people might not agree. Jean, feel free to speak your mind.

Jean: Don’t worry, everything is alright. I am a person who has his own opinions and who is not afraid of it. You are all very nice to me and I feel a lot of freedom in expressing my thoughts.
A Crooked Way to Fly - andavs - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
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“We can’t just leave him here to die.”

“He’s an emissary, Scott.” Derek tried to make his tone empathetic, but Scott’s tendency to fight back on everything always grated on his nerves. “His pack is gone, he won’t survive more than a day or two either way.”

“Then we should stay with him.”

Derek sighed as he studied the man for a moment; he was too pale against the fur rim of his hood, almost grey from lying out in the snow, and his cloak was stained with dark dried blood around a protruding arrow shaft. It was unlikely he would even last the night. They would probably be able to carry on in the morning with little time lost, if any.

It wasn’t a horrible idea, Derek decided reluctantly. They hadn’t been able to set up a real camp for a few weeks in the open foothills, and they were all on edge from sleeping in exposed areas. A defensible place to sleep would be good for them, even if they were surrounded by death. They would be able to give the pack proper burials, at the very least.

“Fine. One night,” Derek relented, already moving away to check on Isaac. “He’s your responsibility.”


Obi Wan Kenobi || Armitage Hux part two

(Sarcastic British Generals getting sick of their Skywalker partners)