stop making it about killing people

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

They say that if a writer falls in love with you, you’ll never die.
But no one talks about what happens when you break a writer’s heart.

How this gift of immortality becomes their curse.
How they keep you alive in their poetry even while it kills them.
How they recreate the crime scene on paper.
Words spread out like map coordinates
Looking for where things went wrong.
Writing down the word ‘forever’ and
Wondering how those three syllables sounded like an eternity when you said it.

Every poem they write is a sketch of your face; as if their pen only knows how to make posters of the people they miss; each full stop a reminder of your freckles; each semicolon an image of your sideways smile and the dimple under your cheek.

Every poem is just ‘I still love you’ written in code.

Every poem is a letter unsent; because if hearts were mailboxes you wouldn’t have one.

Every poem is an attempt to soothe the ache in their left chest; to let inked words bleed instead; to shrink the memories into sentences.

Every poem is the Heimlich maneuver; so they write until the words locked in their throats fly out like freed birds and bruised lungs can finally taste oxygen again.

Every poem is a paper boat called acceptance.

Every poem including this one.

—  When you break a writer’s heart by Ceres // @mentamorphisis
From the Other Side of the Signing Table

“I don’t know what to say to you,” the girl said. “Um, thanks, I guess.”

“Thanks is good,” I replied.

Silence stretched, punctuated only by the scuffle of a Sharpie on a page.

We were in the same boat, the girl and I — both at a book festival, both at the end of a long day full of people, both in a signing line that had been going on for an hour already. There was only one big difference between us: she was on one side of the table, and I was on the other. Sometimes that difference seems to matter more than others.

Before I was published, I read a lot of accounts of what it was like to have your work out there, but I never read anything about what it was like to have yourself out there. I suppose I never really thought about it, to tell you the truth. I thought you wrote a book and hopefully people liked it and if I thought about book tours at all, I figured they involved standing on a stage for a bit before disappearing into a rental car. The truth, however, is that now — ten years and fifteen novels in to my career — most of my hours in front of people are spent in a signing line. Forty minutes on a stage or behind a table for a panel, and then two or three hours meeting a few hundred strangers. I had no idea what it would be like.

This is what it’s like.


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Advice your zodiac sign gives:
  • ARIES: Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Trust yourself and the people who believe in you.
  • TAURUS: Don't deny yourself the simple pleasures in this world.
  • GEMINI: Try everything first to figure out what you really want.
  • CANCER: Holding in to old feelings will stop you from experiencing something amazing.
  • LEO: In this life, it's all about you and the people that love you.
  • VIRGO: Find out what's important to you so that it helps make the unimportant stuff not matter.
  • LIBRA: You can't keep giving your time and energy to people who do not appreciate it genuinely.
  • SCORPIO: The best things in life is when you feel that rush of getting close to the flames and not letting it kill you
  • SAGITTARIUS: Travel, explore because there is more to life than the place you grew up in.
  • CAPRICORN: When you realize everyone is really just feels alone here, then it becomes easy to connect with people and make friends.
  • AQUARIUS: Don't let your emotions get the best of you and don't wear your heart on your sleeve for people.
  • PISCES: Find yourself a safe place to go to when the going gets tough. Don't let yourself drown in emotions when something goes wrong.

2017 is exactly the year where racist, antisemitic, just allround bigoted “”“humor”“” has to stop.
It does nothing but normalize the things you “”“joke”“” about. You wonder why hate groups support your “”“comedy”“”, its because youre fucking helping them.
With every “”“joke”“” about killing minorities, about hurting them, them being worth less, you give the people who want those things a platform.

And if you support people who make these “”“jokes”“”, youre no better than them.

Gemini things

Over the years I have observed many things about Geminis (being a Gemini myself and being friends with a few) here is a list of things I noticed that we all do

Get attached very quickly but go into denial about it

Overthink even the smallest of things

Ungodly blunt

Sharp mouths that only come out when they are done with someone’s bullshit

Masters at hiding their feelings

When they work themselves up they tend to hyperventilate

Very protective

Fans of the silent treatment or short answers when mad

Do not open up until they are 100% sure they are comfortable with you

Observers that understand everything but are sometimes the densest people in the room

If you like them you have to tell them they will not get it

They won’t admit it but they like to be cuddled and loved in excessive amounts

Geminis are NOT two faced. They simply see both sides of the situation

They are actually very sensitive and things you say will hurt them

If you wrong a Gemini they will never forget it

They will stand up for what they believe in

They don’t know when to pick their battles

They hate slow thing and are distracted easily

Once they fall in love that’s it, there is no going back until something truly horrific happens

They have problems expressing themselves

A Gemini isn’t used to hearing positive things about themselves. They almost constantly bring themselves down mentally

Geminis constantly shower people with affection and positive things but don’t understand how people can do the same for them

They give out mixed signals without realizing it

They often are mistaken for having mood swings. They actually change mental directions so fast people mistake them as mood changes

Once a Gemini stops caring about you; you’ve lost them for good.

They notice little things

They love to laugh and have the most obnoxious laughs out there

Death glares that can kill

Best way to their heart: make them laugh

Dating wise: are attracted to people who can handle themselves

Will not be controlled

Likes deep conversations

Have problems sleeping

When in a relationship they love the late night talks, secret whispers or just conversations with their partner in general

I just can’t stop thinking about Beauty Guru Cosette because it’s the absolute purest thing:

  • Cosette reclaims pastel pink as a fierce colour and makes it her brand, showing the world that softness isn’t a weakness but an act of bravery when the rest of the world tries to bring you down
  • She has this whole segment in which she reads hate comments and literally kills them with kindness, saying she’s sorry about their internalised anger and that she wishes them well, because a happy person wouldn’t leave comments like these
  • She promotes mental health and well-being, all with a cheerful and positive attitude, helping many people in the process
  • During the whole “Men can’t wear makeup” controversy, Cosette invited Courfeyrac and Montparnasse to do a video with her, and launched a #makeupisgenderneutral hashtag on twitter, which trended HARD.
  • Speaking of collabs, she often works with Musichetta and Bahorel on little fashion reviews and body positivity videos
  • Jehan records the little ukulele music that plays in the videos
  • She did a “My dad does my makeup” challenge, thinking it’d be hilarious since Valjean has seemingly no clue how makeup works. But Valjean did absolutely brilliantly? Cosette was totally blown away, but Valjean just shrugged it off: “Of course I know how to do it; I watch your videos. I keep in touch with what my daughter does and love, and I couldn’t be prouder.”
  • Cosette teared up on camera, ruining Valjean’s hard work, and hugged her dad so hard she couldn’t breathe. It remains, to this day, the most viewed video on her channel
little schizo spectrum things

- hearing a sound outside your window and it is definitely aliens

- or someone who’s about to kill you

- hearing / seeing “psycho” being casually thrown about everywhere

- sudden anger for no fucking reason

- accidentally saying things in a monotone voice

- stimming all the time

- not trusting your own family and friends

- dissociating after the slightest bad thing happens

- taping over your laptop / phone camera

- stop talking to me!!

- uncontrollably laughing at inappropriate times

- planning on doing things and then just… not doing them

- not making any expressions even when you know you should

- going mute suddenly

- never looking anyone in the eye

- people are either your Best Friend or not a friend at all

- having to leave notes for yourself to remember things all the time

- do I really have a disorder?? better check the symptoms again

It’s About Damn Time

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Summary: Dean and Reader are working a vampire case. When Dean decides to go in alone, things go a little differently than planned.

Word Count: 5204

Warnings: Swearing. Because I’m a fucking lady. Vampire gore and killing. Being tied up. Smut. Again, lady. Fingering. P in V sex. 

A/N: This is for @luci-in-trenchcoats 2k Follower Challange. My prompt was “Wanna try that again like you mean it?”, which is bolded in the fic. Beta’d by the ever lovely @wheresthekillswitch. Thanks for helping me make what I had even better! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.

Tags at the bottom. If you want added/removed, let me know!


“Dammit, Dean, answer your phone.” You’re starting to get worried now.

This is the fourth time you’ve called him, and when his voice comes over the line telling you to leave a message, it’s the fourth time you’ve had to swallow down the fear so it doesn’t come through in your voice. “You were supposed to just watch him, Winchester. If you’ve gotten yourself into trouble again, so help me God, you’re going to pay.”

You end the call, tapping your phone against your palm as you try to think. You suck a breath in through your nose, hold it for 5 seconds, then release it. You need to clear your head, figure out your next step. He’s got the Impala, of course, so if you plan on finding the him you’re going to have to borrow a car for a bit. You grab your leather jacket off the chair back, swinging it over your shoulders, shoving your hands through the sleeves as you grab your room key and head for the door. You check your phone one more time before sliding it into your pocket, shutting the door behind you as you scan the parking lot of the motel, eyes squinted to the bright mid-day sun.

There aren’t many cars parked in the poorly paved lot, and the ones that are there aren’t ones you want to trouble yourself with. You jog over to the diner across the street, eyes hopping from one car to the next until you spot a nondescript compact sitting in the back row. Yahtzee.

It’s old enough you shouldn’t have to worry about a security system but still looks like it should get you where you’re going without worrying that it’s going to break down. You walk to the car with purpose, looking for all the world like you own it. You slow as you near, hand automatically reaching out to try the handle. It always amazes you how many people just leave their vehicles unlocked in these small towns. You curl your fingers under the handle and give a tug, and sure enough, the door opens right up. With a smirk, you slide in to hotwire it and get your ass moving.

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anonymous asked:

Top Ten Drunk Yuuri Moments!! °♡° Those must be AMAZING!

10) Once he and Viktor got drunk together which is always a horrific idea and somehow they got away from the main party and over to the ice rink where they proceeded to try and skate absolutely wasted. The night included a lot of phrases like “Viktor why is the ice spinning?”, a lot of slipping and falling over because alcohol and attempting jumps doesn’t mix well and making out on the rink. Eventually they were rescued by Chris and Phichit who stopped them from actually killing themselves being idiotic drunks

9) The third time Yuuri got drunk at university when Phichit had to take him home because Yuuri could hardly stand and he spent the entire journey crying about how amazing Phichit was and how much he loved him and how he was the best friend ever and Phichit was stuck between laughing and being really touched

8) The second time Yuuri got drunk at college and ended up letting people do body shots off him which made him the most popular person at the party. Phichit still has pictures but he’s banned from ever showing anyone on pain of death

7) That one time everyone assumed that Viktor could drink like a fish and Yuuri couldn’t because Viktor is Russian and Yuuri proceeded to drink Viktor under the table to prove them wrong.

6) Viktor and Yuuri’s stag nights where they were supposed to be staying apart the whole night but Yuuri got sad drunk because he missed Viktor and Phichit had to take him to the club where Viktor was after getting a text from Chris saying Viktor was exactly the same. They ended up spending the night dancing together

5) Also at their bachelor parties(s) when Chris hired a stripper pole in the private room of the club they had rented because of course he did and convinced drunk Yuuri to show Viktor the pole dancing version of the Eros routine. Viktor has still not recovered from this.

4) The first time Yuuri ever got drunk in college when he went all out due to nerves and got absolutely wasted and ended up unintentionally making a significant portion of the room question their sexualities and giving a random guy on his course a lap dance. That guy still recalls his fondest college memory as the time an Olympic gold medallist gave him a lap dance and it was awesome.

3) Speaking of lap dances, the moment from my other list of ‘Top Ten Most Memorable Places Viktor and Yuuri have had sex’ where Yuuri wasn’t drunk but he had enough alcohol in him to be very confident and gave Viktor a lap dance in the club which very quickly led onto…other things

2) At one point while they were engaged but not married yet Yuuri got very, very drunk and sort of just stumbled up to Viktor like ‘why are we not married yet? Can we just get married now?’ and Viktor was so close to agreeing to it. The only reason he didn’t do it was because their assorted family and friends would kill them in the morning if they put up with all their bullshit for so many years and then didn’t even get to come to the wedding as a reward.

1) The Olympics party from chapter 8 because it was pretty spectacular and Chris still likes to tell the story whenever he wants to embarrass Yuuri or make Viktor blush

stuff the frogs do based on my group chat

•1 a.m. is “i love you guys so much. you’re honestly my best friends” and 2 a.m. is “SUCC”

•in the same vein: send each other wholesome memes followed immediately by “would you ride [nhl player]’s dick?”

•nursey and chowder referring to dex as “our favorite white devil”

•nursey: says literally anything to dex
dex: “ha gay”

•chowder: refers to literally anyone who’s ever said something mean to him
nursey and dex: do we have to fight someone. do we have to kill a person

•the phrase “when will god stop your sinful hand” comes up at least once a week (usually @ dex)

•have a collaborative playlist that ranges from ‘80s punk to high school musical

•stream nhl games together on rabb.it when they’re and scream about how stressed they are together

•call each other just to bitch about specific people

•"make me do my homework" “do your homework” “no”

50 ways bellarke has said "I love you" (without saying I love you)
  1. “I need you.”
  2. “We need each other.”
  3. “Together.”
  4. “I trust you.”
  5. “You left me.”
  6. “I can’t lose you too.”
  7. “You won’t be by yourself.”
  8. “I’m sorry.”
  9. “Get some sleep.”
  10. “You’re forgiven.”

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Fellow Pagans, we really need to stop being like “We have to fight this Muslim ban because what if they come after us????”

This is the wrong reason to fight. Don’t fight because they’re coming for you next, fight because people are being hurt and killed by this rhetoric, fight because you want all people to live without fear.

It’s not about us. It’s not. Stop trying to make it about us.

Also we need to stomp on the casual Islamophobia in our communities because there’s way too much of that shit in our supposedly “accepting” communities (we’re not really that accepting tbh).

alsobooperdoopcr  asked:

I might make a separate post about it, but I was wondering.... people keep saying that Jack's lips and hands look pale and blue in the last ep of detention. Anti technically slit Jack's throat and killed him on Halloween. so what if, since Anti's starting to lose control, his body's starting to rot and deteriorate?

…I legitimately had to stop what I was doing and absorb this…

D u d e you should totally make a separate post about that because holy shit, that’s amazing

Nice Things People Forget About in The Outsiders

I see a lot of negative
posts about what people forget about in The Outsiders, so I decided to make a more positive one.

😄 Darry called Ponyboy “baby” when Ponyboy asked if he would be put into a boys home. Darry replied with “I don’t know, baby. I just don’t know.” How sweet! It makes me wanna cry!

😄 Ponyboy also had a lot of middle class friends at school.

😄 Ponyboy was upset because he thought he never called for Darry in the hospital, but Sodapop told him he actually did!

😄 Sodapop and Darry had never lost a fight before (I’m not sure if this is a “nice” thing, but hey, good for them!)

😄 After Dally died, Steve was about to fall to the ground while sobbing, but then Sodapop caught him and soothed him! 😭

😄 After Johmny died and Dallas ran off, Ponyboy was stumbling around town all by himself. Then a super nice stranger asked if he was ok, and gave him a ride.

😄 While in the stranger’s car Ponyboy got blood on the seat. The stranger just told Ponyboy not to worry about it, and that his car has been through much worse.

😄 Unlike the Shepard and Brumley gangs who will only get worse as they get older, Ponyboy knew that his friends and him will only get better as they grow up.

😄 Dallas had a cousin that lived in Windrixville. I feel like it’s nice to know that Dallas still had some family members still in contact with him.

😄 When Steve’s cousin came to visit, none of the boys were rude or talked dirty to her. The boys are respectful to girls at school and girls who are the family/cousin type.

😄 Jerry was a super duper awesome dude. While in the ambulance, Jerry let Ponyboy tell him everything that had happened, and Jerry did not judge him or Johnny and Dallas one bit. He also stayed with Ponyboy the entire time to make sure he was ok. Jerry is much more than just the fat guy that couldn’t fit through the window at the church!!!

😄 Dallas was afraid he had killed Ponyboy after hitting his back in order to stop the fire on his jacket. He was actually really upset about it, and was so happy when he saw Ponyboy was ok.

😄 Ponyboy hates it when women get sworn at or when they cry.

😄 Okay so in the beginning of the story Ponyboy says he doesn’t like people with green eyes. But after him and Cherry have a chat and he realizes that him and Cherry will always see the same sunset, he makes a comment that Cherry has green eyes. This shows how Ponyboy has learned that not all socs are bad, just like how not all people with green eyes are bad.

Negan having a crush on you would include :

(Woooo more fluffy prompts! Aaaawww Negan being a fanboy again XD Hope it is as requested and you all like it :3 Gif not mine/found it on google/credit to the original owner.)

-Him realizing how awestruck he is in your presence and just thinking that your kindness and humor isn’t helping at all

-Him always looking your way to keep his eyes on you when you’d work around the camp and him just smiling at you like an idiot when you’d catch him

-Him having a hard time refusing whatever you would ask of him, especially when you would do so with a smile and act bashful about it

-Him cheering you on like a fanboy whenever you would kill walkers, put other people in their places or simply when you are playing ping pong

-Him stopping mid sentence when he flirts with you and just clenching his jaw and fists to throw mini punches in the air as he smiles at you expressing his excitement to see you before ending his sentence

-Him actually going blank and just staring at you whenever you would do an act of kindness for him exclusively, only for you to ask if he’s alright making him melt even more

-Him talking about how fond he is of you and how everything you would do is to get his attention, to his men and them just wondering as to why he doesn’t just marries you

-Him wanting you to pay attention to him only and constantly bothering you in any way possible way, from tripping you over to him to plain pulling you by your shirt to make you turn around

-Him usually pushing to the side anyone who is trying to help you so he could personally be the one to help you

-Him not being able to handle the idea of you maybe being with someone and coming up with plans to propose to you

Can we stop making jokes about bullying

Bullying is actually really fucking traumatizing to some people, and its not fun or silly, its terrible and scary. It makes you think you’re worthless, or kill yourself. It can even take years to recover from

I’m glad people are spreading the message that joking about rape is bad, but I want to see the same about bullying too

Please reblog this, even if you aren’t a bullying victim. I’ve never seen any posts about this so I want people to know

SJM HATERS: try to prove to me that acomaf isn’t feministic, that tog series is the most terrible thing that has ever happened, that both manorian/rowaelin are abusive and derogratory to manon/aelin, that aeodion bisexuality wasn’t hinted in the books AND ON TOP OF THAT that i somehow can’t enjoy both sjm books and six of crows series

ME:……….did we even read the same books oh my god just stop please I CAN’T BELIEVE ITI CAN’T FUCKING BELIEVE ITWOMEN BEING SUBMISSIVE IN BED DOESN’T MAKE THEM ABUSE VICTIMS!!!!  

IT’S NICE TO AUTHORS TO WRITE STORIES ABOUT LGBT+ COUPLES IT’S REALLY GREAT BUT THERE IS NO LAW THAT FORCES THEM TO DO THATTHE BOOK ISN’T INHERENTLY AUTOMATICALLY TERRIBLE IF THERE ARE NO LGBT+ COUPLES IN IT !!!! KILLING TWO POC DOESN’T MAKE A SERIES IN WHICH PEOPLE DIE ALL THE TIME BAD 

AND WHAT IS WITH AELIN HAS NO FEMALE FRIENDS? EXCUSE ME? NAHEMIA???? AFTER WHOM SHE WAS GRIEVING LIKE AFTER A DEATH OF LOVER??? LYSANDRA??? BTW LYSANDRA/AELIN RELATIONSHIP IS ONE OF THE BEST F/F FREINDSHIPS DEVELOPMENTS I’VE EVER SEEN BTW WHEN YOU'E BITCHING ABOUT AELIN - AELIN IS AN ABUSE VICTIM WHO HIDES HER WOUNDS UNDER ARROGANCE AND CONFIDENCE AND WHO IS HURTING AND HEALING AND STILL LEARNING TO BE BETTER ; WHO IS RUTHLESS BECAUSE SHE WAS BROUGHT TO BE THAT WAY BUT WHO STILL CARES FOR HER FRIENDS AND HER PEOPLE AND THE PROMISES SHE MAKESREMEMBER THE SLAVES SHE SAVED???? APPARENTLY NOT???? 

ALSO, HOW THE HELL SENDING CHAOL AND NERSYN OFF FOR ONE BOOK IS SUCH A BAD THING??? HE HAD HIS OWN ARC NOW?? HIS STAND ALONE BOOK??? IS IT REALLY THE WORST THING THAT COULD’VE HAPPENED TO HIM?? HOW IS NERSYN REDUCED TO LOVE INTEREST?? SHE’S YET ANOTHER AELIN’S FRIEND AND AN AMZING CHARACTER OF HER OWN??? WHERE DO YOU GET THOSE THINGS???

DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON ACOMAFHOW SJM SHOWN HOW TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS AND PTSD WORK  - HOW SHE SHOWN M A L E  R A P E  V I C T I M AND F E M A L E  E M P O V E R M E N T ( FEYRE’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT??? MOR’S STORY??? )  AND MEANING OF FAMILY 

I’m really sorry for caps and for screaming. But I just can’t bear the fact that you call the author of the most feministic book I read in 2016 ( ACOMAF)  a literal homophopic racist transophobic ( how??? bc there are no trans ppl in her books, that makes her transophobic) and fake feminist. You may not like her books, you are free to enjoy whatever you want. But don’t throw around fake information just because you don’t like a certain ship or a character. 

SJM books aren’t perfect, because no books are truly perfect. But they’re damn good for me and don’t you try to paint me as a villan for this. 

I just get so so annoyed by people who come for the Celaena in the first ToG book. People always accuse her of Mary Sueing and not actually being as lethal as she claims and I am like have you considered the following:

-she has spent a year as a slave in Endovier

-she has had to fight every day of that year to remain sane 

-she was whipped. a lot. she was malnourished and weakened when she left the mines.

-it takes her a while to get back into shape after being a slave. like, duh. did you expect her to be killing ppl left and right as soon as she was free?? idk that would unrealistic and isn’t being unrealistic one the things that mary sues get criticized for?? hmmm? like idk u cant have it both ways. 

-the plot of the first book is not about her being an assassin. like, lol, thats part of her past and that is made explicitly clear. can u ppl even read i mean come on

-the plot it literally set up to give us a main character who has an intricate and painful backstory, i mean, her backstory is not completely clear in ToG1, but we do know that Arobyn is a dickhead and Sam is dead and that there is something else horrible lurking in her past. 

-so why are you all surprised when a 16 year old girl is happy to lounge in bed and read and flirt with the crown prince and go to balls

-she has literally been a slave for a year and before that she was an assassin like 

-so like same. fucking same. think about how u would act in her situation. u would flirt with dorian too. and chaol. and u would love nehemia. we all would. 

-can we stop expecting characters who are teenagers to act like they aren’t teenagers

-can u cut teenage girls irl slack as well

-and im sorry was Celaena’s participation in the competition to be the king’s champion not gory enough for you

-i mean is it not enough that she is supposed to kill like 20 other men

-i just…what else is she supposed to do?? she starts to learn about wyrds marks??? she is doing her part to begin the Hero’s Journey™ like ya gotta start somewhere

-again like the plot of tog1 is that she used to be an assassin as in past tense, as in, her assassinating people happened before the beginning of the book not during the book so stop complaining that she doesnt kill enough ppl?? 

-why is whether or not the main character kills anyone a legitimate complaint

-hint: it isn’t.

-there is literally a book called the assassin’s blade that makes her work as an assassin explicitly clear. and she does kill a lot of people. and at this point in time you can read the AB before Tog1 if youd like.

-please dont use the term mary sue to describe female characters. its pretty sexist tbh because we get tons of male characters in fantasy novels written by men who are idealized without ever proving their worth but i only ever see the term applied to teenage girls. like?? have u ever read the name of the wind. it is a bomb book but if u wanna talk about wish fulfillment and mary suing, Kvothe (yes his name is that pretentious) is ur fucking guy. 

-also an integral part of the mary sue trope is that the character is idealized and perfect and uh, Celaena is not perfect. Her flaws are what make her believable. I mean she has had this horrible past and she comes out of it being fairly selfish and a bit cowardly and vain. and thats just…so realistic? I mean that is how you would react if you woke up in a pool of your parents’ blood, were drowned in a river, raised from the age of 8 to be an assassin by an abusive dick wipe who claimed to love you but really just had a creepy crush on you, conditioned to mistrust everyone, had the one person you actually loved in the world be murdered, and then were sold out by your abusive assassin dad to the king who was responsible for your entire family’s death and ended up in the fucking mines as a slave. 

-I see a lot of people say that Celaena is a mary sue and then criticize her for all her flaws and im like…but the mary sue is an idealized character who has no substance to back up their perfection. Celaena cannot be a mary sue and also have all the flaws you claim she has??? that is just false logic?? in fact, Celaena has all of the substance and flaws and life experience to back up her actions and like, none of the perfection. 

-idk what to tell u other than that u have to allow female characters, especially teenage ones, the space to grow? and idk about you but i dont want to read about characters who have zero flaws? I’d rather read about celaena, queen bitchness herself, because hey you know who else is a bitch and immature a lot of the time? Me!!!! Myself!!! 

-But I’ve grown a lot and so does Celaena and idk about you but I am so here for extreme character growth over the course of 6 books like….that is so great…so many authors have flat character growth or no character growth and SJM avoids that completely by giving us a character who has so many issues and ways she could be improving herself.

-stop shitting on celaena for not being the perfect character u want her to be.

-bye.