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10/22/17

A friend has asked me to help compile a list of YA media (books, movies, etc.) that “include foster kids/the foster system in a positive light.”

It had, sadly, never occurred to me that’s a thing that kids would need positive representation on, so … help a friend out?

Please don’t use the “reply” feature, just go ahead and PM me!  I will make sure they get on the list!  Thank you! <3

(I will close the post in a few days, just so replies don’t trickle in for months and months.)

Hey remember that one movie on Disney called Max Keeble’s Big Move

ya know, the movie about the middle school kid who was moving so he fucked up the entire oppressive system for the rest of the student body before he left to make everyones lives better

where he had the icecream man and the corporate bully fight over their stuff and then dumped i don’t even know how many gallons of melted icecream on them

and had Lizzie McGuire’s dad in a cheese costume

and he unleashed a petting zoo on his dickwad douchenugget fucktruck of a principal

and for almost no reason had Lil Romeo in it and Reese from Malcolm In The Middle 

and a bully who wrote the name of his victims on his shirt and was terrified of a giant green frog mascot

and he caused one of the best food fights I’d ever seen on film back in the day and did a backflip off a table during it (and idk if you’ve even been in a food fight but they’re literally started out like this basically and it was the most accurate depiction of mine, minus the backflipping and hitting teachers but they’re fucking great like 10/10 would recommend)

and yes thats right thats Josh Peck he was one of the two best friends and he never took a robe off so he was called Robe and they was tight

and then caused a major rebellion including the fucking marching band headed by Josh Peck and included his band geek other friend that was crushin hard on him

I think about this movie a lot

If you don’t understand why I fucking loved this movie I don’t know what to do with you. If you don’t love this movie I’m still not sure what to do with you. If you haven’t seen this movie I know even less what to do with you so go watch it.

This movie helped make middle school somewhat mostly bearable for me and not quite as much of a hellhole as it was for other people and I’m sorry if you didn’t have with you what this movie gave me

but yeah it was a great movie

Because I’m sick to death of anyone making Team Cap’s intention during the airport battle about anything other than Cap and company trying to get to Siberia to stop five other Winter Soldiers, here’s some dialogue from the movie for ya…

STEVE: Hear me out, Tony. That doctor, the psychiatrist, he’s behind all this.

TONY: Anyway. Ross gave me 36 hours to bring you in. That was 24 hours ago. Can you help a brother out?

STEVE: You’re after the wrong guy!

TONY: Your judgment is askew. Your old war buddy killed innocent people yesterday.

STEVE: And there are five more super soldiers just like him. I can’t let the doctor find them first, Tony. I can’t.

Then, later…

BUCKY: We gotta go. That guy is probably in Siberia by now.

STEVE: We gotta draw out the flyers. I’ll take Vision, you get to the jet.

SAM: No, *you* get to the jet! Both of you! The rest of us aren’t getting out of here.

CLINT: As much as I hate to admit it… if we’re going to win this one some of us might have to lose it.

SAM: This isn’t the real fight, Steve.

So anyone saying that Team Cap had any drive other than stopping five enhanced Hydra agents from being awakened by Zemo and wreaking havoc, or so they were led to believe, should probably get their ears checked.

Say it with me, folks. The airport battle was not about the Accords. At least not from Team Cap’s perspective.

  • Movie adaptation of book: *happens*
  • Me: did you include this character which regularly appears, not particularly to drive the plot forward but is beloved nonetheless?
  • Movie: uh, no
  • Me: how about this scene that provides important background information about this character?
  • Movie: hmmm... no
  • Me: what about a line from the books which is simply iconic and quoted frequently by the fandom?
  • Movie: *pretending to be entranced by a bird out of the window* maybe not
  • Me: well then, surely you didn't include this scene where a loved character dies in a heart wrenching moment that is not 100% necessary to the story and I'm not sure my heart can cope with experiencing it again
  • Movie: oh ya, I remembered that bit

Daveed: I like this Lafayette character. What about Jefferson? Do I get to rap a lot for him, too?! I love rap!¡! 

Lin: Well… 

Lin: 

I just remembered when I was like 14 I was at the movies here in Sydney and a trailer for the movie ‘Milk’ came on, and some old man up the back groaned “Ah come on m8, that’s a bit poofy (translation: faggy)”, followed by some other guy shouting back “It’s a fucken gay movie, ya dopey cunt”, and that’s probably the most Australian version of “Harold, they’re lesbians“ I’ll ever see. 

another piece of writing advice

the more knowledge and experiences you have the better you’ll be at writing

if you don’t have a ton of experiences, you need to at least do research and read (yes, read) a lot

you can’t expect to become a professional writer if you sit in your room all day and only consume modern YA fiction and MCU movies. You have to consume literature and cinema with actual weight to it

All of this builds a foundation for your writing ability. 

Writing fiction isn’t really anything but ‘creating a fake world’ and if you don’t know anything about the real one you won’t be able to make an engaging fake. So do research. About history, government, society, social interaction, all that. Just like building anything, you need to know how it’s structured, so read a lot as well. Consume many stories by different authors in different genres and try to see how they’re built, what their parts are.

Research isn’t just something you do when you need a character you decided was smart to drop a factoid or something. Don’t just make assumptions about how things and organizations work. Don’t assume you know how a hospital functions before writing something in a hospital; do research. Don’t assume, even if you’ve seen it on TV. 

Try to gain an understanding of things, rather than just superficially absorbing information. Once you understand how something is, think about WHY it is. Everything has a reason. Once you get good at thinking about the reasons why things exist you can use that when crafting your world and give it a much richer and more genuine feeling than if you didn’t.

Example: If you’re writing a story about two nations at war, you have to consider why they’re at war. “The ruler of one is a bad guy” isn’t a good reason. Wars are incredibly costly and their outcome is never guaranteed no matter what the difference in military force is. Think why the war is happening. Is the aggressor interested in some resource? Is it an ideological war? What drove this situation to outright war? Why is this a hot war instead of a cold one? The list goes on.

This even goes down to a personal level. “This person acts this way” why do they act this way? Try to figure it out, even if the audience won’t have that reason revealed to them. It’ll make the portrayal of them much more realistic and people will accept them as ‘real’ better.

That’s My Girl

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Summary: Jensen breaks your plans for the evening but he makes it up to you.

Prompt: “That’s not a good enough reason to get married.”

Characters: Jensen x Reader

Requested: @arryn-nyx


“I can’t believe you’re bailing on me!”

“I promise I’ll make it up to you, Y/N!” Of course Jensen subjects you to his dazzling signature smile, the one that reminds you of kittens and rainbows and all of that corny shit.

He drags you in for an insanely tight hug as if that will make your moodiness disappear. Well, the joke’s on you because it’s starting to work. Damn his perfect physique. How are you supposed to stay pissed when an attractive man who smells delicious is touching you? 

You gather up enough super strength to shake those distracting thoughts away. There’s no way in hell that you’re letting him off the hook this time. Nice try, buddy.

But Jensen’s only wearing a thin, white t-shirt, allowing you to feel every one of his god damn muscles. Fuck. The man knows what he’s doing, his hotness has gotten him out of more than you’d like to admit. To be fair, it definitely works both ways. All you have to do is bite your bottom lip and he’s fucking putty in your hands. Silly boy.

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The trailer for American Assassin makes me think of how it feels like Dylan O’Brien skipped a stage of his acting career. Like, where are all the half cheesy YA drama movies in which he has to look photoshop perfect surrounded by actors who’re not that great bc they’re still newbies and still learning? He did like one of those, and a few seasons of that in Teen Wolf, I guess, but that’s it? Now he’s fucking out there doing this. Deepwater Horizon and now this. It’s raw and gruesome, and the acting is so fucking good. I am honestly blown away. I didn’t think I’d get to see him in a role like this anytime soon. What the hell.