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I want to do right by women. I want to portray someone they can relate to and look up to that’s not a trite or a shallow depiction. I want her to be complicated and flawed. I guess I just want all women to feel like they could be Kara and Superwoman as well. I don’t want it to be campy. I want it to be grounded and human. That goes for anybody. It doesn’t matter what sex. It doesn’t matter if it’s women or men I inspire, I just want to inspire people in general to realize their strengths and their potential, and that you can do the things that you feel like are impossible to accomplish.

WARNING: THIS IS VERY NEGATIVE. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO ENGAGE IN THIS KIND OF DISCUSSION, DON’T READ FURTHER.

“More Than Meets the Eye: Revolution” is more concerned with shitting on the idea of a Hasbro shared universe, making fun of MASK and GI Joe for being silly, archaic concepts in comparison to Transformers, a franchise that’s also silly and from the 1980′s, and making painful, trite meta-commentary that lacks subtlety or even nuance than it is with telling a good story.

Oh, and more cringey, awful Misfire and Grimlock “bonding” that implies Grimlock might be faking, because apparently James Roberts hasn’t learned ANYTHING from the trainwreck that was the last Scavengers story.

Take all that and throw in continuity errors that ignore how the dire wraiths, MASK, and GI Joe have been depicted in their own books and you get the sense that James Roberts and Nick Roche were more concerned with showing they were above the idea of doing a crossover and above all these other stories.

It’s not a good book.

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the book Milk and Honey? I would really value your opinion.

hey, i’ve only read excerpts which people on here have posted and not the entire work, so that limitation informs what i think. i’m personally not a big fan of what i’ve read. it’s just not the sort of writing which speaks to me/which i’ve been trained to read or admire. i find it trite, relying on tired cliches, and lacking substance. although i know a lot of people who admire it and find it touching.

this is one of the poems i love, in case you’re interested

honestly, “your writing will suck immensely the first time around of you writing and piece ever and you should let that be the case” is the best piece of info/advice ever to be driven into my skull?

I’m writing a draft for my final short story assignment and good fucking lord it’s horrendous, it’s trite and repetitive and cliche but I’m writing words

so many words

look at all these words I can use to carve into something much better

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Merlin AU: In a world where magic is outlawed, Merlin and Arthur are partners, seeking to rid the world of those who abuse their powers. They have become one of the best teams on the force because they trust each other implicitly. Or at least they did. Arthur never could have believed that they’d end up on opposite sides of an interrogation room, but here they are.