How many years before I can vote for this child?
How much longer?!
We watched one of his videos in my english class last year, my teacher told us he has some sort of illness and is not expected to live full life, so he makes these videos because he wants to impact the world while he can…
villains who switch sides due to personal convictions and not because they fell in love with a hero
villains who fall in love with a hero but refuse to switch sides due to personal convictions
villains who have feelings for heroes but aren’t willing to just ditch their life and everything they’ve worked for
sympathetic villains with goals and motivations other than heroic bonkybits
so my mom had this cyst on her ovary her freshman year of college so she got surgery to get it removed and after they removed it thERE WAS LIKE TEETH AND HAIR AND MISCELLANEOUS BONES IN IT AND THEY TOLD HER SHE ABSORBED HER TWIN IN THE WOMB and that’s why i’m scared of my mom
WHAT DID I JUST READ
Happy Birthday, Jane Yolen, born 11 February 1939
10 of Jane Yolen’s 20 Rules of Writing from Ingrid’s Notes
- Eschew the exclamation point!
- Go easy on the adverbs.
- Don’t let characters float on the page. Anchor them with action. No talking endlessly!
- BIC = Butt In Chair. HOP = Heart On Page. PNF = Passion Not Fashion. You may never be the best but you can always get better.
- No one expects a happy ending unless it’s a fairy tale. We need a meaningful ending. It may not be easy. Hard choices are good.
- Not everything should be simplified. Complexity adds richness.
- Exercise the drawing/writing muscle! Don’t get flabby! One page a day and you have a 365 page book by the end of the year, or that many picture books. Exercise!
- Read what you have written out loud. It will help you to see what you have missed.
- Dealing with the dreaded writer’s block. It is all in your mind. The solution is to stand up, walk, eat, do other things! Distract yourself. If that doesn’t work, start a new writing project. Don’t go read a book, you will get that authors voice in your head instead of your own.
- Not every project will be completed.Moaning about this is for sissies.
Jane Yolen’s rules of writing were presented as the closing keynote address at the SCBWI New York Winter Conference in January 2010. Read all 20 rules here.
Yolen is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books. She is the author or editor of more than 280 books, including The Devil’s Arithmetic, Sister Emily’s Lightship, Lost Girls, and Owl Moon.
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Q:Can I ask your opinion on something? I am taking a public speaking class and got assigned to do an informative speech on eating disorders. How ironic that I am in recovery. I know first hand what it's like, I have a set idea for my props my problem is there is so much to say and i have a 5 minute limit. In your opinion what is a must, that I should mention?
If I could choose just 3 things to really focus on… it would probably be these:
- There’s a whole RANGE of eating disorders. It’s not just anorexia and bulimia. You can mention some of the other behaviors without going too into detail since you have a limit- binge eating without purging, night eating syndrome, “bigorexia”, overly health conscious (orthorexia), ect.
- You can not determine whether a person suffers an eating disorder or not just by appearance. People with eating disorders come in ALL shapes and sizes (this relates to the range of disorders and different behaviors). Also, just because a person doesn’t visibly look sick, does not mean that they’re not suffering serious issues in their body.
- Eating disorders do not discriminate. Black, white, poor, rich, man, woman, girl, boy, purple, green, middle class, good grades, bad grades, popular, loner, tall, short, american, russian, cuban, gay, straight, disordered family life, great family life, trauma, no trauma, ect… Be sure to mention that eating disorders are a mental disorder. They are psychological. Eating disorders are not a choice; they are due to something going on in our brain.
one time i fell asleep with a half eaten bag of chips on my chest and while i was napping one of my cats jumped up on me and chewed up the bag and sent the chips flying everywhere and a bit later i woke up completely covered in shredded bag and chip pieces and the last thing i remembered i had started eating some tasty chips so for a short while i was convinced i had blacked out and gone into some sort of uncontrollable chip frenzy
this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations
yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!
It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll
*SLAMS HANDS ONTO TABLE*
HOUROU MUSUKO THOUGH
WHY HASN’T EVERYONE WATCHED THIS
IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT WATCHING IT STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND WATCH IT OKAY
IT FUCKING DESTROYED ME
I want to watch it again
I never actually watched the anime. And stopped reading the manga after a certain point since I was upset with how things were being handled.
But that gif gives me a lot of feels. :(
The anime has most of the problems of the manga taken out. But it is also much shorter and you don’t get a lot of closure to the overall story.
It’s not like the manga gave us closure either though. >.>
how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue
autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic
disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in…