dont ask me for relationship advice because i will always just tell you to break up w/ them and throw their shit in a dumpster because i do not understand the concept of allowing anyone to treat you poorly this is a zero tolerance zone
The US Government:We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government:If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government:And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government:In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government:If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government:Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government:And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government:The parent who is working 16 hours a day
srsly most of my friends that have “got their shit together” (you know: house, kids, vacations every summer) are drowning in (student loan, mortgage and/or credit card) debt, and are too busy trying to figure out how they are going to afford to send their kids to college (because they don’t want them saddled with student loans like they are) AND how they are gonna afford to retire. meanwhile, they are at the top of their pay rate, so they only way they can ever make more money is to go back to school (more loans) or switch careers (and at 40-something, is that even possible?). in addition, their jobs are firing their peers and hiring interns (millennials they’ve convinced into working for free “to gain experience’) to replace the folks who make too much money. slowly they are realizing there’s no such thing as a “9-to-5 until you’re 65” but what are they gonna do? these are the same folks talking about homeschooling their jr high and high schoolers because they can’t afford private school (and the public schools here are crap). yeah… don’t let the smooth taste fool you kids. everyone is fumbling. everyone.
These are actual arguments that have been used to invalidate this PowerPoint criticizing the whitewashing of Disney’s new movie Big Hero 6.-
But Goku isn’t even Asian. He was a Saiyan. They’re from space, which would make him an alien.
Then kindly explain to me why people lost their shit when Idris Elba played Heimdall, an alien God.
And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation
Then kindly explain to me why “staying true to the source material” was so important for Frozen.
First of all, there is a very good reason why certain movies change the ethnic background of a character. It’s because they need an actor who will sell the movie to the audience.
Then kindly why, when kids don’t care about color of cartoon characters, can’t relate to an all Asian (Japanese, specifically) cast of characters. I thought kids were more progressive than that.
“I think it’s weird that teenage girls know more about giving blowjobs than they do about masturbation. It makes me sick to my stomach that so many young girls think sex is just about a guy finishing.”—
Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.
People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings.
“Intimacy is not who you let touch your genitalia. Intimacy is who you text at 3am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention, when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, no matter how distracted you are.”—
I find this quote so incredibly beautiful and powerful, especially as an ace, as it complicates the concept of intimacy beyond sexual intercourse. Though someaces engage in sexual intercourse and conversely some are aromantic and non-sexual altogether, for me, this speaks to how I think about romantic non-sexual intimacy and emotional connection. Love this quote so much. ❤
As with all activities, writing fiction involves getting to grips with professional jargon. The following are some of the more common terms you may come across as you learn your craft and market your writing.
POV (Point of View): the eyes through which the events of a story are seen.
MC: The main character in a story.
WIP (Work in progress): the thing you are currently working on.
Simsub (Simultaneous submission): submitting the same piece of work to more than one magazine/publisher at the same time.
Multisub (Multiple submission): sending more than one work to the same magazine/publisher at the same time.
MG (Middle Grade): generally speaking, readers between 8 and 12 years old.
YA (Young Adult): generally speaking, readers between 12 and 18 years old.
MS/MSS: MS means manuscript. MSS is the plural, manuscripts.
GL: Guidelines, describing what a publisher is interested in seeing.
DL: Deadline: the cut off-date for a submission.
Query Letter: A concise (one-page) pitch of an idea to an agent/publisher, to see if they are interested in reading a manuscript.
Bio: Biographical details as supplied to an agent or publisher, including, for example, any previous writing credits.
Slush/Slushpile: A pile, often large, of unsolicited manuscripts sent to a publisher or editor.