Please remember to reblog if you can! <3
every single fanfiction uploaded in the last two years oh my god (via brood-of-froods)
Fuck it is true, I’ve done it myself.
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This is funny, it really is, because there’s such a grain of truth to it, and I think we all need to laugh at ourselves. But come on. Writers (and artists) are magicians of the highest order. From nothing, they make something, they make whole worlds appear. Writers deserve our respect and adoration, and FAN FIC writers - well honestly. They do it for free, from the goodness in their hearts, from the passion in their soul. All the love to the sorcerers of word and image.
And how DO you describe how your beloved smells? Unless you are a professional perfume maker, what language do you have at your command to describe them? I think once you get past clean or sweaty, musky, and delicious — what’s left? They smell like the toothpaste or detergent they use that smells unique on them. They smell like home. They smell like your dreams come true. Smell is such a primal, basic way we connect to the world, and yet unlike the Eskimo’s vocabulary to describe the many qualities of snow, we don’t have THAT many words to describe scent.
As a writer, I find that frustrating. Sometimes you can be wildly creative in describing something in your fic, and sometimes you gotta grab a cliche that fucking works and fucking move on, or the damn story is not going to get written.
I skipped this the first two times I saw it on my dash, because ugh, more posts mocking fanfic writing? No thanks. But this commentary is spot-on. Yes, this. So much this.
In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colur for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
Lelyana Taufik, a reader posted this on my Facebook wall - quite apart from the AWESOME company Hostile Ground is keeping there (*waves at Abi*), I’m posting this as a reminder to myself to not get jaded.
Whenever I feel like I’m not good enough, or get tired of the “game”, or the industry, or of not nearly matching my former “real-life” salary, or writing “weird books” instead of blockbusters, whenever I think it’s all for nothing (and whatever other negative self-talk creeps into my day), I want to remember that there are people half a planet away who are so happy about getting my (our) book for their birthday that they post this on my wall to share it.
Humbled, guys. HUMBLED.
My Rating: ★★★★★
Haunted Halls by M. Raiya
Publisher: Less than Three Press
Main Characters: Evan and Gabriel
This is my second M. Raiya book, and just like the first one, Silver Pearl, I also loved Haunted Halls. I can now confidently say that I am a fan. On both books, M. Raiya offered something new to me, suffice to say that I’d be reading more of her works in the near future. <3
Teen Wolf AU: Teen Wolf meets Leverage
The rich and powerful, they take what they want. We steal it back for you.
We provide… leverage.
A team of criminals led by former insurance investigator Lydia Martin, who use their respective skills to target the greediest and most unjust people and give back to the victims of corporate and governmental injustices.
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
Exactly. Which is why I’ll reblog this one.