stories to grow up on

But can you just imagine what could have happened if we’d gotten as many seasons as Gunsmoke?? We meet Vin’s dad, there’s a whole arc about it. Hannah gets better or worse and Josiah has to deal with it. We see Nathan’s dad and get to know him over a season and he gets to meet Raine and see how much his son loves her. We watch Obediah decline until he eventually dies with his son by his side. Buck tells stories about growing up in a whorehouse and about running wild with Chris when they were younger. Chris heals more, and he or Buck tells stories about meeting Sarah, about the stuff Adam got into, about when Adam was born.

Ezra tells us stories about growing up - true ones, not the ones his mother tells because it’s ‘adorable’ even if it isn’t true. We hear about relatives who cared about him and those that didn’t, what he had to do, the cons he’s run, the names he’s used, the deeds he’s done, good and bad. Nathan tells us about the War, about learning to amputate a leg to the sound of cannon fire. JD gets homesick and tells us about back East, about how hard his mom worked, about teaching himself to ride and how many times he fell off and the horses he knew.

Vin tells us about the time he accidentally got turned around and followed his own trail in a circle in the snow, about living with the Kiowa and Comanche. Chanu heals, physically and emotionally, and becomes good friends with Vin and Josiah and Nathan, who all spend the most time out at the Reservation. The townsfolk get used to him and like him too. Maybe we meet more of Nathan’s surviving family - an uncle, aunt, cousin, maybe sibling or niece or nephew. Nathan and Raine get married.

At one point Billy calls Chris Dad and there is Angst and crap. Someone grows a beard and there is mocking. 

Ezra inherits something from a relative and has to go back South to deal with it, potentially dispose of it, and it’s either ROAD TRIP or ‘omg is he coming back?? we’re FINE without him, REALLY! no nvm we’re really not come home Ezra we miss you’

At least one of the boys has War memories reawoken that have to be dealt with. A school for the local kids is opened and there is Romance in the air between the school teacher and (at least) one of the boys.

Vin adopts a dog. Ezra may or may not be feeding a local cat.

Nathan gets the chance to shout down Local Racism. Inez becomes a successful businesswoman who may or may not buy the Saloon from Maude and is definitely a force to be reckoned with in town.

Vin learns to read. Mary’s newspaper wins awards. JD and Casey continue to fumble their way through a relationship. NETTIE IS AROUND. It becomes clear that Gloria Potter, Inez and Mary rule this town and Nettie is not one of them only because she doesn’t want to be. We kick Cartwright Syndrome in the head because the girls are always around, always badass, and always come back stronger than before if something bad happens to them.

The horses get canonical names and personalities. Chaucer the Wonder Horse becomes a real thing.

The church gets finished and Josiah nearly busts the buttons on his shirt with pride the first time they have a service inside, and the whole town attends and shakes his hand and congratulates him even though half the episode is three of the boys waffling about coming.

I just really want to see everything.

Brokeback Mountain

I will never forget that one time my homophobic stepdad got mad at my mom because she’d never watched a cowboy movie with my younger brother. I was 13 at the time, struggeling with my sexuality and ever since I came out my mom was the one who supported me. We ended up going to a video rental store and my mom rented Brokeback Mountain, my stepdad was excited because he’d never seen it before. After dinner we gathered in the living room, soda and snacks at the ready and turned that gem on. My stepdad made remarks like ‘This movie will make you feel like a man!’ and 'I love cowboy movies, so not suitable for women!’
Needless to say, his face when he saw those two cowboys have sex in that tent was the best thing I’d ever seen in my life.

“So how do you feel knowing Voltron Season 4 starts in a week?”

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My first short comic in ages! Haven’t drawn comics in over 9 years so getting back into it proved to be a tough but rewarding learning experience.

Not autobiographical, but I did want to have a white nose at one point growing up after a I got called a Chinese pig at school because of my flat nose. For a very long time I thought a long white nose, blond hair and blue eyes could solve all of my problems, but turns out they can’t! I’ve also grown fond of my flat nose and almond-shaped eyes over the years. Enjoy!

A few literary suggestions for Black History Month

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Originally posted by imnot12

Maybe you know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from when Beyoncé sampled her TEDx talk, “We should all be feminists,” or maybe you’ve been following her emergence as one of the most prominent voices of African literature over the last two decades. Her latest novel, Americanah, was selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013.

Edna Lewis

Originally posted by robtrujilloart

Edna Lewis had a hell of a career. She worked her way up as a seamstress, eventually fashioning a dress for Marilyn Monroe. Then she became the first African-American celebrity chef. Then she broke her leg, so she wrote a cookbook. The Taste of Country Cooking was interspersed with personal stories of growing up in a freed-slave settled town in Virginia, and redefined what many thought of Southern food.  

Roxane Gay

Originally posted by lastnightsreading

Roxane Gay (@roxanegay), famed author of Bad Feminist, is a Tumblr favorite, and not just because you can follow her. She writes about what it means to be a woman of color. She’s the first Black woman to write for Marvel, and she’s writing queer WOC into their storylines. She pulled her unreleased book from publishers Simon & Schuster after their deal with Milo Yiannopoulos was announced. It’s easy to admire her actions as much as her writing. 

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[TRANS] ‘WINGS’ Concept Book Interview - Jungkook

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Thinking of <WINGS>, I feel like I have a lot in common with Sinclair in <Demian>. He wants to break free from the care of others and be an adult, and so do I. Rather than saying it’s a special album, I would say it made me think a lot after hearing the album concept. “I want to be a real adult too.”

You graduated from high school.
“If I kept studying and spending time with my friends like an ordinary person, I would think ‘So I finally became an adult’ when I graduate. But since I started living sort of an adult like since I was 15, I still feel like I’m a kid. I’m 21 but my mental age is like 15 years old. There’re a lot of adults around me too.”

Do the other members treat you as an adult?
“Rather than treating me as an adult, they tell me “You’re an adult now”. Things like ‘Be mature’, ‘You’re an adult too, act carefully’ (laughs) Especially when my jokes go too far, they tell me to stay still, to not go too far. I tend to have to go through something to know it. If they tell me so, I’ll fix myself little by little. I’m gradually learning thanks to the hyungs,”

What you said earlier is what your solo song “Begin” is about.
“There was a time when Bang Shihyuk Producer-nim and the 7 of us gathered and talked about all the stress, the distress we had been piling up for a long time, and we all cried together. Rap Monster-hyung listened to my story from that time and wrote the lyrics.”

Comparing before and after debut, do you feel you have changed a lot thanks to the members?
“I changed a lot for sure. I gained a lot of confidence too. I couldn’t even talk like this before. I kept watching the hyungs doing interviews from the side and as time goes by, I started talking little by little and eventually was able to do interviews. Hyungs really made me. I learn music by watching foreign artists and pick up basically everything else thanks to the hyungs.”

Are you the type to express your feelings well?
“I’m not good at it. I feel embarrassed even from saying thank you so I basically never do it. I’m good at complaining though. (laughs) I can complain easily but when it comes to good talks, it always feels awkward. I can do it through texts since it’s somewhat easier, but talking directly is really hard.”

BTS grows up along with each album’s story, and Jungkook grows up along with BTS too.
“Thinking of <WINGS>, I feel like I have a lot in common with Sinclair in <Demian>. He wants to break free from the care of others and be an adult, and so do I. Rather than saying it’s a special album, I would say it made me think a lot after hearing the album concept. ‘I want to be a real adult too’. Looking at the other hyungs, don’t they know themselves and do well? They can think and create something by themselves, but I still lack a lot so there’s not much I can do by myself. It’s not like I’m good at composing or anything. I want to try my best and be able to do something well.”

Are you talking about wanting to compose music?
“On some level, yes. I stayed up until 7 in the morning to try composing with MIDI the day before this interview too. I don’t know piano chords since I didn’t learn it, so playing the song’s very hard. The hyungs were all tired, I didn’t want to bother them by asking what I don’t know. I want a certain sound to be at this part but finding it is difficult, so I just try pressing every key. I keep telling the company I want to learn piano so I can start composing, and now I’m planning to properly start working with MIDI.”

But is it necessary for every member of the team to make songs?
“Just because 2-3 members of the team will make songs doesn’t mean the others don’t have to do it. It’ll be great if everyone can. Besides, the kind of music and emotions I like are different from what the other members like. I want to make my emotions into a story and hear it in sound. But I’m upset that I still can’t do it well. Not long ago I was playing with MIDI before I slept and it make me think I want to get my name on the album credit soon too.”

To what level do you want to make it?
“I haven’t considered that. I just plan to do it slowly without thinking too hastily.”

What kind of music and emotions do you like?
“I like quiet songs. The emotional and sad songs, kind of gloomy rather than bright. I really like listening to piano and guitar sounds. When I want to get excited I listen to loud songs such as hip hop or EDM, but usually I listen to quiet songs, like pop ballad.”

You have been nicknamed “Golden Maknae” for being multi-talented since debut, is there any time when you have no confidence?
“Rather than having no confidence, I’m the type to cower inside a little bit. I tend to think I have a long way to go even if I dance well, or think “I can’t sing” even if they say I sing well. I would still be like that 10 years later, when I practice and become someone who can really sing well. I would keep this thought even if I’m the ultimate vocalist. I’m originally this type of person.”

Don’t idols have to show that they think “I’m the best” on stage?
“It’s different on stage. There, I must show everything I can there and then come down. Only after that do I think about myself. It’s closer to thinking I have a long way to go than me having no confidence.”

<WINGS> contains the solo songs of each member and it somewhat revealed each person’s color a little more in various ways. What do you think is your role in BTS?
“What am I in the team… I’m curious what the hyungs think about me but I have never asked them. Can I ask like ‘What do you think about me’? (laughs) I just wish I don’t cause harm to the team, that I’m helpful. And, of course the other members are doing very well but, I hope I can become the kind of existence that without me, a part of it will fall apart. I hope I can become a member that shows our synergy when the 7 of us gather.”

To do that, it would be important to find what is of your own.
“I still don’t have it yet, my core. I’m thinking so. That’s why I have to learn more and work harder so I can step up my game. Finding what only I have is, in some ways, the goal of my life.”

Child,
The world will always be
harsh,
and cruel,
and cold
But I hope,
You still face it with the same,
Hope,
Strength,
Love,
And Fearlessness
.
Don’t let the fire in your heart burn out,
Don’t let the sparkle in your eyes dull.
—  Bmfs
10 Books to read this autumn & Halloween🍁🍂🍁

1.The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

It’s spooky,  it’s smart, thematic and has splashes of the otherworldly but it’s mostly a historical mystery

Originally posted by gertieparr

2. Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

This is a collection of twelve fairytale retelling it’s Witchy, subversive and lyrical, it’s a bit dark but not to bad, it’s an ideal autumn read.

Originally posted by aningeniousuniverse

3. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss 

This is a retelling inspired from the classic horror stories of: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Van Helsing, Dracula (Mr. Renfield,) Frankenstein, Rappaccini’s daughter, and Dr. Moreau.  it’s a very Interesting read if you love the Classics and a perfect read for Halloween.

Originally posted by myfinalwords

4. The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

This is a ideal book for reading and re-reading every autumn, Come October, seventeen-year-old Cara and her family – including her mother, older sister and ex-stepbrother – board up the windows and hide the sharp implements in preparation for the Accident Season, a month in which mysterious and dangerous things seem to constantly befall them. A spellbinding magical realism standalone, it’s full of tarot cards, masquerade balls, fortune-telling, dreams, hallucinations and hazy, stylish prose. If you’re looking for an atmospheric autumnal read, this is absolutely the book to go for. 

Originally posted by night-young


5.Harry potter by jk Rowling

Let’s face it you can’t have Halloween with out harry potter, with it’s wizards and witch’s, it’s magic spells and potions, it’s monsters and just overall feeling of autumn in this series it’s a must read.

Originally posted by gorunwithsissors


6. Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

The Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries are one of those series you know is relatively recent but which seems like it’s been around for ages. It has that classic but accessible touch which makes it appealing to kids and brings something older readers or adults can appreciate, too. 

Originally posted by xbunnyclawsx

7. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.

Here is a thing everyone wants:
a miracle; here is a thing everyone fears:
what it takes to get one.Enchanting writing and complex characters interwoven into a tale of love, darkness, fear and redemption.

Originally posted by ullathynell

8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Why so perfect for fall? The emphasis on education makes this feel especially appropriate to read during back-to-school season.
This turn of the century coming-of-age story is an American classic for good reason. The beautifully crafted tale pulls you into Francie’s story and has you rooting for her as she grows up in challenging circumstances. There is an undercurrent of hope that buoys everything

Originally posted by spacefairytales


9. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

One of Agatha Christie most famous mysteries, the eerie setting, and countdown of survivors makes for a satisfying mystery with a slightly Halloween-inspired feel. Add in the narrative following the children’s verse, and the disappearing soldiers mimicking the fallen guests and there is a decided sense of menace to the text.

Originally posted by myfavoritecartoons


10. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

This is a fast-moving, eerie…tale set on Halloween nigh. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of adventures. This book is actually for kids but I read it last year at the age of 18 and I loved it and learned a lot about Halloweens history.
(Also I loved the movie as a kid)

Originally posted by kyecheng


Bonus

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

It’s an ideal choice when you’re looking for something to read while curled up under a blanket, sipping a hot drink. From the famous opening line to the dramatic conclusion, Rebecca is also perfect for a discussion title, if you’re looking for one for your book club to read this fall. The atmospheric novel is a modern classic, blending Gothic romance and mystery.

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We live in a terribly fast-paced world. A world where we’re constantly pressured to have it all figured out, to know our paths far before we reach them. To have our journeys and stories prepared. They tell us to rush. To grow up already. You know what I say? Patience. Take a deep breath. Do your best. Enjoy your growth. Make the most of your journey. You will get there. You were not made to have it all figured out.

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Long Long Way- Damien Rice

Skin & Bones- David J. Roch

I was losing my grip and you just stood there, watching me, suffocating and drowning, until I couldn’t make another sound. I was losing me, losing myself, and you didn’t stop me. You knew exactly what I was doing, where I was going, how this would all turn out, and not once, did you ever try and stop me. Maybe that’s why I could never seem to let you back in, because you left me. And even though I pushed and pushed, you were supposed to come back. No matter how far, you were supposed to come back, you were always supposed to come back, but you didn’t. And now, I have no one, because it was supposed to be you. It should’ve been you, it was always you.
—  c.f. // “growing up is full of shit”
You do not have a say
in how I do my hair,
how I dress,
how I walk and how I talk.
You do not decide for me
who I love, or how to love.
I am not something like clay –
something that you can
mold and shape
into however you like.
I am my own person.
I am independent.
And you do not control me.
— 

A Story A Day #94 (k.m.)

Everyone’s talking about how Red is underrated

Did you forget Speak Now?

She wrote it all by herself

It’s a masterpiece and they all slept on it

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The evolution of Ariel and King Triton’s relationship. "The Little Mermaid is a different fairytale than Disney’s ever done. In this one, the girl, the heroine in it, is more real, more identifiable than any other heroine we’ve ever done. What really makes the picture real is the struggle that Ariel has to be free and the struggle her father has to let her be free, let her grow up. It’s really a story about a teenage girl becoming an adult and the struggle with her father in letting that happen.“ -Glen Keane, animator of Ariel and directing animator on The Little Mermaid.

We’re all lost and confused kids, running around, weaving back and forth from living in the happiness of a moment, to struggling with the fear and uncertainty of the future
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On July 11, 1908, the heavily decomposed body of 19-year-old Hazel Drew was discovered floating face down in Teal’s Pond. She had a corset string knotted around her neck. Drew had been missing for four days. On July 7 of that year, Drew walked along a secluded place of Taborton Road, Sand Lake, New York. At around 7:30 p.m., she met Frank Smith and Rudolph Gundrum and engaged in conversation with them. What happened next is shrouded in mystery. An autopsy concluded that she had died of blunt force trauma to the head. Locals speculated that her death was accidental and that she had been struck by a car. Many suspects were questioned, among them Smith and Gundrum, but no one was ever charged with the murder of Drew and the case is still unsolved. The mystery surrounding Drew’s death recently made the news after the Twin Peaks series made it’s comeback. Co-creator Mark Frost revealed in 2013 that the inspiration for the character Laura Palmer is partially based on Hazel Drew. Frost stated: “I’d heard stories about [Hazel] all through my growing up, because she’s supposedly haunted this area of the lake, so that’s kind of where Laura came from.

Shitty and Lardo with Kids
  • Once Shitty and Lardo get married they decide that they want kids
  • Only they don’t want to deal with babies
  • Young children are also lots of work
  • So, they decide to adopt the ‘unadoptable’ preteens and teenagers that the system has all but given up on
  • The ‘unadoptable’ kids finish growing up in a loving, supportive household with the most chill parents who encourage them to be their best
  • maybe a few years later Lardo accidentally gets pregnant
  • They keep the kid (obviously)
  • Baby Duan-Knight is basically raised by an army of adults
  • when Baby Duan-Knight gets to school they keep getting picked up by random adults
  • ‘adults’ consist of both Samwell and Duan-Knight crew
  • the teacher is really confused as to who’s Baby Duan-Knight’s real parents 
  • (parent-teacher conferences are not helpful because there’s only a 10% both Lardo and Shitty will be there and a 40% chance that one of them will be there either alone or with another adult)
  • Teacher gets even more confused when Baby Duan-Knight starts introducing their siblings, who are full grown adults (possibly starting their own families) at this point
  • Long story short, the whole Duan-Knight clan grows up loved and supported by a wide variety of people