The Simpsons was the most honest show out there
This is literally what being a vegetarian was like growing up.
Not much has changed.
Like seriously! You need to have seen it at least one before graduating from college!
Christina Escamilla Publishing is accepting submissions for a forthcoming anthology called Welcome to the Future—a collection of futuristic-themed stories where innovation and technology (like talking computers, flying cars, bionic body parts, etc.) enhance life or now mindlessly control much of society and how humans think. Stories can be emotionally joyful and amusing or dismal, gloomy, and hopeless.
every woman on tumblr should have this on their dash
I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.
- More POC in leading roles
- More important friendships
- More queer characters in leading roles
- More disabled characters in leading roles
- More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
- Realistic women in leading roles
- Happier/more positive characters and messages
- 45 Things I Want to See More Of (Part 2)
- Black Villains
- Boys in YA
- Cool Things (2) (3)
- Fantasy (2)
- Female Characters (2)
- Female Character Traits
- Horror Genre Mashups
- Magic Systems
- Male Characters
- Medieval Fantasy
- Modern Fantasy
- Romance (2)
- Soulmate AUs
- Stories I Want to Read
- Urban Fantasy
- What thewritingcafe Wants
- YA Novels (2) (3) (4)
The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.
More Things I Would Like to See
- Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
- Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
- Science and magic coexisting
- Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
- People are good themes
- Extroverted protagonists
- Environments other than temperate deciduous
- Stories centered on art
- Stories without war
Assuming you have read (or at least seen the movie) Order of the Phoenix then you are familiar with Umbridge. So what makes Stephen King proclaim her so villainous (and what makes her possibly the most hated HP character)?
Well let’s look at her character in detail, this post, sums it up nicely she is lawful evil. She is the kind of evil we see in the world, . She is a bully someone who uses her position to do horrible things. She is someone who sees what she is doing (no matter horrible )as the right thing. She views herself as a loyal ministry employee stamping out corruption in society.
Chaotic evil like Voldemort or Bellatrix Lestrange are rare, but individuals who abuse our trust and bully others are something we see every day. That is what makes Umbridge such a horrifying villain, she is not abstract evil, she is very re.al and likely reminds of someone we have met (just far more heinous).
So this is all about writing your charaters so whtat does our picture of lawful evil have to do wit that? Think about your villains (even your plain old antagonists) are they purely evil villains are theiry more like Umbridge? What motivates them, why do they do what they do? Looke at Umbridge’s motivations and what made her got sch extreme lengths. Can your villain be put in a similar situation? Would they go to such lengths?
nathaniel hawthorne whining and pissing himself in eighteen fifty five over the fact that women were writing better and more popular stories than his shit shit shit trash shit piece of shit awful didactic shit novels (via sashayed)
this again bc //selfie culture// in 1855