physical fiction

I’ve been searching, but I just can’t seem to find any good casual representations of physically disabled and chronically ill people. What I mean by that is: non-tragic characters who are still defined by their illness, like we are defined by it: We’re coping, we’re dealing with doctors and friends who often don’t understand, we’re getting treatment, but will never stop being ill, etc. But even though we go through all that we can genuinely enjoy our lives and they are still worth living, and you never see that in a movie that’s not a drama.

All we seem to get is that one token side character in a wheelchair, who is able to perform on par with abled people and never seems to have bad days or a bad attitude, and never jokes about their struggles in the casual way that so many of us do… We may get a joke or episode about someone unfairly underestimating this character and being proved wrong, but that’s about it.

I’m looking for characters that are like “whoops there we go again” when a flare happens or a symptom starts acting up; characters who deal with chronic pain and brush off injuries because they’re dealing with much worse on a daily basis; characters who get a backlash from excessive activity (or their illness is just acting up) and need to lie down for a day, so they’re making jokes in the background and chipping in in conversations.

Where is my story about reasonably adjusted chronically ill people? Where is the lighthearted comedy about someone trying to get their doctor to listen to them? Where is the Jaws theme after a character says “well I haven’t had to deal with [X symptom] for a while so I think we’re good for [activity]”? Where is the episode where someone forgot their pain meds and tries to get up from their bed and move through their apartment in the least terrible way? Where is the search for the missing wheelchair that /some asshat/ “moved out of the way”, but presented like a murder mystery? Let me laugh about someone telling more and more ridiculous stories to prying strangers about how they lost their leg. Like, there is so much potential here????

Where are we?

anonymous asked:

As a platonically cuddly person, I often wonder about the levels of physical affection my favorite fictional folks are comfortable with, and how they typically show affection. What are your headcanons for the Batfam in this regard?

Bruce: not big on any form of cuddling, his friends are lucky to get a handshake and if they get like a hug or something it’s either the end of the world or not Bruce

Dick: a very cuddly, very tactile person. Definitely needs a cuddle buddy if he’s watching tv, believes in platonic hand holding

Jason: enjoys cuddling occasionally but doesn’t want to ask people because he’s got to keep up the whole tough guy persona, will casually lean on friends and siblings that are shorter than him

Tim: kind of awkward about it (especially about asking people to cuddle and whatnot) but his hands are always cold so he will find the nearest warm person and grab their hands

Damian: a lot like his dad but if he’s upset or scared or anything like that, he gets very cuddly (especially with Dick), otherwise he’s very reserved

Cass: really likes hugs from friends, enjoys sitting with people where their legs are intertwined and comfortable

Steph: a huge proponent of platonic affection and cuddling, will surprise hug her friends and family (with mixed reactions from recipients) but she makes sure everyone is comfortable with it first

Duke: a bit weird about it but if he sees that a friend really needs a hug or something, he’ll offer because he doesn’t want anyone to feel ignored or sad

nonbinary sirius

sirius just. sirius seems like he wouldn’t care about masculinity?? i dont’ think he’d have any use for it. like we all know sirius is described as good-looking like 800 times but like, because of the aristocratic background and everything, i always read him as more beautiful than handsome. high cheekbones and long eyelashes and nice lips and just. pretty. and i think he’d like that, that he’d like the fact that he’s pretty.

the pureblood wizarding world is so traditional, like i talked the other day about the fact that i think sirius’s family would pressure him to eventually get married and have children. i can see that traditionalism playing very easily into ideas about gender, too. i think sirius’s family would expect him to eventually become an Upstanding Pureblood Man, that ideas about masculinity would be very deeply engrained in those expectations.

and i think that, along with all the other ideology he so despises, would strike him as complete bullshit. sirius wants to be who he is and do what’s right for him, to ride motorcycles and kiss dudes and ramble around with his best friends. sirius intentinoally distances himself from everything his parents stand for in favor of what feels genuine and right to him, and i can very easily see that translating to his gender identity.

idk i don’t think he’d have the time or energy to devote to caring about being a Masculine Guy ™ and i can see him feeling very “meh” about gender in general?? i just. i can see him thinking about it and deciding that this black-or-white, one-or-the-other binary is just useless to him and not helpful in terms of how he presents himself or how he identifies.

agender sirius, demiguy sirius, demigirl sirius… nonbinary sirius. .

I’m compiling a picture album of every single person both fictional and physical who I’ve ever had a crush on in order to narrow down specific danger signs to avoid in the future

anonymous asked:

hiya how do i tell if im bi or a lesbian? ive ided as bi for a while but recently ive realized there are zero (0) boys i can ever imagine liking or being with so im having a sexuality crisis™

I had pretty much this same issue over the course of 4 years because I was desperate to cling to any possibility that I might not be ~gay~ and could end up in a relationship that wouldn’t horrify my parents. I had the same realization that I just couldn’t ever imagine/couldn’t deal with being with or being liked by a guy. Basically I tried to diagram my attraction before realizing that it just wasn’t happening and I was a full-blown lesbian. This might not work for you, but there were a few questions I asked myself to like, verify the lack of attraction

  • if I have a ‘crush’ on a guy, what happens if he reciprocates? am i happy with that or does the attraction immediately vanish/get replaced by anxiety?
    • I realized that while I would have short-lived crushes on guys, any sign of reciprocation would send me into a full-blown panic and I would immediately try to do anything I could to make him not attracted to me. This is a facet of compulsory heterosexuality, which paints getting with a man as the ultimate endgame and thus makes it desirable as a result of social conditioning.
  • do i seek out attention from men as a result of me actually being attracted to them, or do i simply want to seem desirable to them?
    • this is a subtle but important distinction because all women are socialized to want to appear desirable and available to men even if they are not themselves attracted to men, again due to compulsory heterosexuality. I wanted the socialized (read: patriarchal) validation that came from appearing desirable to men but nothing to do with anything that would entail
  • can i imagine myself being with a woman, like dating/fucking/marrying/being affectionate with/any combination of the above, while not being able to imagine the same with a man?
    • I literally could not imagine myself in a romantic or sexual context with a man without feeling at least a little bit anxious. if you can imagine yourself with a woman without neutral-to-negative feelings but cannot do the same with a man, then there’s probably a lack of attraction there that merits recognition. 
  • are the men I have sustained attraction to real or fictional men?
    • the only men i really felt that i was legitimately attracted to for a long time were celebrities. those men exist, but they are not “attainable” and therefore were not threats to my idealized conceptions of them (because if a man ever reciprocated interest, I would lose interest). and even then, i would never fantasize about them or think about them outside of a very basic, non-physical idea. basically, liking fictional men or wholly unattainable men does not denote legitimate attraction because society has us recognize them as “ideals” so we tend to look to them to set the standards anyway

I hope this helps a little! Like honestly the scariest part for me was actually saying the words “I am a lesbian” because of the sensationalized ~radical~ connotations of the word. But if you think the label fits you, I want to encourage you to try it out. Even if it ends up not fitting in the future, there’s nothing wrong with testing out a new identity and seeing whether it makes you more comfortable. Identifying as a lesbian has, for me, brought a huge sense of relief and new ownership over my body and sexuality (as well as freedom from men!). Figuring ourselves out is confusing, but there should be no shame in it because the end goal is being comfortable and happy with ourselves, regardless of who we love.

Table of Contents:

Part 1: The Basics of Genres
Part 2: Counting Genres
Part 3: Ever Versatile Action and Adventure
Part 4: Alternative History & Its Relation to Historical Fiction
Part 5: Finding the Funny Bone with Humor
Part 6: What’s the Fuss About Classics?
Part 7: The Roots of Human Identity (cultural heritage fiction)
Part 8: Dystopian Literature
Part 9: The Line Between Romance and Erotica
Part 10: The Pulse of Oral Tradition (folk and fairy tales, legends, mythology)
Part 11: The Nightmare of Overlapping Fantasy
Part 12: Not Your Germanic Goths (gothic fiction)
Part 13: Stories of the Horrific (horror fiction)
Part 14: Focusing on Inner Dialogue (literary fiction)
Part 15: Do You Believe in Magic? (magical realism fiction)
Part 16: From Screen to Page and Beyond (media tie-in fiction)
Part 17: A Genre Where Accuracy Counts (occupational fiction)
Part 18: Beyond the Physical (metaphysical fiction)
Part 19: Egg Over-Easy – No Wait (mystery, detective, crime fiction)
Part 20: Embracing the Other World (supernatural fiction)
Part 21: Politics and a Splash of Comedy (political, satire fiction)
Part 22: Putting the Suspense in the Story (thriller fiction)
Part 23: The Spiritual Has Come a Long Way (religious fiction)
Part 24: Sagas and the Family
Part 25: Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, SF, and Its Variations
Part 26: When the Fans Hit the Stands (sports fiction)
Part 27: Military Fiction in the Fray (military fiction)
Part 28: An American-centric Genre (western fiction)
Part 29: Genres and What For?
Part 30: Some Parting Thoughts

(Note from Pear: This series is indefinitely open to new posts. As they are added, this post will be updated. Like always, you can find original content in the posts by pear tag and the table of contents tag for series.)

Plot twist: I was Koogi all along and you didn't know

… Actually, no, of course I’m not.
But here’s a few honest thoughts about KS chapter 20 with a colder mind, after the first impression.
(Warning: SPOILERS. Discussion of physical violence, sexual violence, fictional abusive relationship.)

I liked it. It was unexpected, it was one emotional punch in the gut after the other, and it dragged me right back into the sense of uneasiness and dread that I have come to associate with the comic. As a reader, I’d say this is good.

At the same time, I didn’t “like” it. Or, more accurately, I’m not sure what to think.
Koogi certainly succeeded in reminding us just how horrible Sangwoo can be, after that the last few chapters had seemed to show him become progressively more affectionate to Bum - emotionally manipulative, yes, but at least less physically violent.
Chapter 20 destroyed this with a fucking blast, and I have to say that I’m wondering where this will lead Sangwoo’s characterization. Of course, he’s a killer with severe issues and he’s been shown several times to be impulsive and brutal when he’s angry. I still didn’t fully expect him to use explicit /sexual/ violence.
(While I agree that “proper” consent cannot truly exist between Sangwoo and Bum, even when Bum does want him, I also noticed that so far their sexually intimate moments always tended to be “soft”, in a contrast with the rest of the physical abuse and the murder.)

I started this post joking that I’m actually Koogi because… that’s a weird feeling that I’ve had with this chapter. That it looks as if I wrote it! I accidentally guessed a couple of details, too (the use of the dildo, in a non consensual manner; Sangwoo returning to being purely mean and cruel).
I didn’t seriously expect to be right about any of this.
What I’m saying is that, in a way… This chapter is almost “fanfiction-y”. I don’t mean it in a dismissive way; but the explicit rape, and the more cruel, sadistic side of Sangwoo’s personality, is something that I’m more used to seeing in fan works.
(Including my interpretation, since one of my fanfictions depicts almost this very scenario)
Their relationship hadn’t been this way for a long time in the actual comic.

I’m not necessarily saying that Sangwoo is out of character here, but I do feel like Koogi wrote him this way partly as a reaction to fan perception of him, maybe.
I’ve seen a couple posts supporting this concept and I agree.

Finally, I know that it’s early to judge and I’m still curious to see how the season progresses. I just hope that the characterization isn’t going to derail (though this is obviously subjective).

One comment more: I loved, loved, loved Koogi’s art in this chapter.
She has improved so much and it really shows. I always liked her style, but now the drawings look really polished, simple but elegant, and her facial expressions are amazing as usual. I really like how her style complements the story; her characters look, not necessarily realistic, but vibrant and three dimensional and alive. They have physical volume.
I believe this is very important to facilitate the reader’s immersion, and it’s one of the comic’s major strengths.

SJW Opinion Shaming

If there’s anything that social justice extremists hate more than anything, it’s having to hear a differing opinion. Honestly, they seem to despise it much more than actual injustice. Have you ever been on the end of a discussion with one of these people as they throw you a red herring? It just kind of leaves you in this position of confusion, I feel like.

If there’s one thing that rubs me the wrong way with today’s progressives and hyperliberals is that they’re always in a rush to make sure they publicly present themselves on a moral high horse. It’s always the sort of self-depictions I typically gripe about on here. The straight white male who has to make sure he proves how totally not racist or sexist he is by championing any exaltations of other demographics and shouting down anyone who belongs to his own, over the voices of the marginalized peoples he claims to be standing up in defense for. But it’s worse when it comes to a point where rather than having civil discussion and maintaining discourse, the narrative shifts to shame the person over who they are.

For instance, I happened to notice this conversation on Twitter recently.

Anthony Burch is a writer for Riot Games, the company most famously known for their creation and development of League of Legends, maybe you’ve heard of it. He’s also known for working on Borderland 2. Not a bad resume, I guess. And interestingly enough, his Tumblr is kind of intriguing in a rad way. I guess he would be the kind of guy you’d want to admire from a far enough distance that you can’t hear him or read his consistently jawing array of fuckass opinions.

This is the type of extremist who champions exaltations of demographics he doesn’t belong to. But this is to say as though there is a glorification to champion regarding the demographics of a fictional video game character. Who he’s talking about is the newly announced addition to the Overwatch heroes cast, Sombra. Now, you can go to the official website for Overwatch and check out information such as Sombra’s abilities, and her intriguing background story - you know, things that are supposed to matter in a video game. Fortunately, Mr. Burch had the foresight to realize that what actually matters is the character’s race, and style of hair. 

Now, diversity is great. It’s even better when it’s not forced, you tend to appreciate it much more. But when I’m playing a game, especially a game like this where the clear differences in play have everything to do with abilities, weapons, stats, etc - I couldn’t give any of a shit less what the character’s gender or race is. I think most people can agree with that sentiment. Race doesn’t matter, but if you point this out to a social justice crusader who takes great joy in living on their own pedestal, you’d god damn better make sure you can’t be attacked for something you can’t control, like the color of your skin. Because that’s what matters! Any essence of a point of view is only as valid as your privilege. But for some reason, this was the direction the conversation spun out into:

Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin had nothing to do with the subject at hand. But this guy had to firmly display publicly how totally not racist he is by invoking these two slain black men for no reason. Of course, when he’s called out on his shit by a non-white person, he ends up shutting the fuck up and moving on elsewhere.

In a degree of virtue, the man that Anthony unfairly attacked, concluded his brief string of tweets with a gesture of respect for Anthony. No surprise that there ended up being no attempt at discourse with Alek from Mr. Burch at that point. It could have turned into an exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, you don’t really see these proud extremists like Anthony Burch engage in that sort of behavior, do you? It’s all initial self-projection to be seen as supportive to progressive ideas that have nothing to do with you, where there is no room for differing opinion.

Extra Innings

In the case of this news, in the end, it’s almost baffling that a number of his followers similarly focused on things that didn’t matter, or otherwise brought up unnecessary talking points.

Anytime I see attributes on specific characters such as age and birthdate, they’re almost a mildly interesting side note, not something I take any glee toward. She’s thirty. You’re thirty. She’s a fictional character likely with great stamina and physical ability in a fictional futuristic universe shooting up opponents. You’re a real human being who may likely never achieve anything close to the ability she was programmed to have. Overall, the comparison of her age means jack shit. So much so that in 3 years, she will still be 30, and you’ll be 33. Not much to be happy about at that point is there?

How is this a shocker? None of the characters in this game, from my understanding, have backstories in which they were victims of sexual assault and come from abusive families. Here’s a list of other female characters in video games that don’t suffer from these sort of tropes: Princess Peach, Zelda, Samus Aran (let’s just get the Nintendo trifecta out of the way), Terra Branford, Sonya Blade, Bayonetta, Jill Valentine, Ellie (The Last of Us), Lara Croft, Chun-Li, I mean, seriously - almost every major, and even minor, characters who were women don’t have these sort of stories attached to them. This is a ridiculous assessment.

Except for the fact that she doesn’t exist. She’s a fictional character in a video game. She was designed, and she was designed to be a programmer, and to look cute. Never mind the actual latina women in programming and development that DO exist who (depending on your standards) are also cute, such as Mayra Urrutia, Vanessa Larco, Julissa Ramirez, and Giselle Agosto.

I can’t argue this. Having unrealistic expectations in your life going forward is probably important. And considering the original tweet that this is being responded to, I’m not sure how you can aim to be latina through your transitioning if you don’t already belong to that demographic. The punk-hair thing you can always do no matter who you are, though.

Now, if these final four pieces of criticism offended you, rest assured that you are more than welcome to assume my race, sex, gender, and even my sexuality, and shame me over them for thinking all of these things are fucking stupid and have no bearing on whether or not a game is worth playing, or if a specific character is worth putting your greatest efforts into learning how to properly play.

Tag thing

Rules: answer the questions from the person you were tagged by.
Then tag some people, and then make your own set!

1. How do you listen to music? iTunes? Spotify? CDs? Vinyl?
- I use iTunes or YouTube

2. Pineapple belongs on pizza, true or false?

3. How do you take your coffee and/or tea?
-I don’t drink either!

4. Do you like to read? Fiction? Non-fiction? Physical, digital, or audio?
- I love to read but it has to catch my eye in the first two chapters or I get bored. But I like fictional and physical coesm

5. Do you prefer pastel or neon colour palettes?

6. Are you creative? In what ways?
-drawing I guess ?

7. What do you like falling asleep to?
-game grumps!

8. Is there any meaning behind your URL?
Nah I like to the name skia

9. How tall are you?

10. Do you like animals licking you?

I tag: @rosesandstuff @appetiteforoldrockstars @skiabsurveys and who ever wants to do this
My questions

1. Where do you love to be?
2. Have you ever wanted to go to space ?
3. Id you could would you be a singer?
4. What’s your fav animal ?
5. What’s your worst memory?( only share if you feel comfortable )
6. How are you taking this survey? on your phone,ipad,computer,etc
7. What’s your fav thing to drink?
8. Do you miss your childhood ?
9. If you could relive just ONE memory what would it be ?
10. Would you change your life if you could or would youkeep it?

The Insanity of Reality

I have seen Animatronic Rabbits with Regrets about his murderous ways … I have met skeletons, one that might have autism, and one with clinical depression and existential crises … I met a fucking bat with trust issues … I’ve seen a child trapped in the body of a puppet … I’m married to a cat person … and I died nine years ago of suicide, only to wake up inside a morgue with grey skin, no hair, and eyes that make people speak the truth or experience physical pain … is this fiction, or reality? And if this is reality, am I insane??? 

What is Reality but what one pereives to be true? therefore logically, no one person knows what reality truly is. what does this mean for us? is insanity really what insanity, or is it a different perception of reality?  and if sanity is sanity, is that a misconception of what reality truly is? are these questions the questions of insanity, or in-genius? when one question is answered, it seems like three more pop into its place … Psychologists and philosophers have asked questions since the begining of time, only to have more and more questions pop up, some without answer! so what is this? what am I? what are you? Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy!!! caught in a landslide to escape from reality! so open your eyes, look up to the skies and see … the answers. the answers are not in the skies … but are in our own eyes.

Okay Newbies, Repeat after Me

“Telekinesis is not magic,  Telekinesis is not magic.”

Unless you could move objects with your mind BEFORE practicing magic (which I highly doubt), you will not be able to do that with practicing Magic. 

The two are unrelated.  Yes, I know movies and TV and books make it sound like magic is moving things mentally. It isn’t. 

Magic = Moving ENERGY with your Intention
Telekinesis = Moving physical OBJECTS with your mind. 

Other things that are fiction: 

  • Transfiguration (physical changes to an object) 
  • Alchemy (changing things on a chemical level using magic and rather than science)
  • Starting fire from nothing (pyrokinesis) 
  • Creating something physical from nothing (Spontaneous Object Manifestation)

anonymous asked:

Please help me... I just got a message from someone who apparently likes ks and wants to talk to me (bc I submitted a small bio to lgbt submit blogs) and I'm??? I don't know what to do??? Blocking seems mean and I don't want to discourse with them because of my anxiety but I can't handle actively talking to someone who supports ks because physical abuse (fiction or not) is a huge trigger for me (not to mention ks is all around disgusting). I don't know what to do and I'm really anxious now.

Honestly, I’d just block them. It might seem harsh, but your comfort should come first.