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GEm

You may call me Avocado.
I'm 22.
I'm very queer.
Jul 24 '14

literarysins:

In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 

Jul 24 '14
GUUUYS LOOK WHAT I DID
My dad had to help me a lot with this one, but LOOK AT IT.
Third photoshop class :)
It’s based on my Phantom mask.

GUUUYS LOOK WHAT I DID

My dad had to help me a lot with this one, but LOOK AT IT.

Third photoshop class :)

It’s based on my Phantom mask.

Jul 24 '14

stufftheysaytodepressedpeople:

"Mental Illness Isn’t Real" by Lauren Demieux

TW for ableism, suicide mention

Jul 24 '14
wraithlike:

i should have been in bed like an hour ago but i got an urge and
well
when platonic otp calls i am compelled to answer

wraithlike:

i should have been in bed like an hour ago but i got an urge and

well

when platonic otp calls i am compelled to answer

Jul 24 '14

"The core of the show really is the relationship between these two, and the adventure that they go on together. They desperately need each other, they couldn’t go on without the other. John saves Dorian, Dorian saves John, and together they save the world."

Jul 24 '14

kitty jones tho

karethys:

  • tragic backstory
  • a fighter
  • strong political ideals (which she works to act on)
  • capable of critical thinking (like!!! this is literally!!! soo rare in the series its phenomenal anyone got anything done ever)
  • actually nice!!!! and values human life!!
  • doesn’t put up with your bullshit at ALL
  • independent 
  • no seriously she moves out at like 15 to be closer to her terrorist organisation
  • which she then later quits due to different ideals (which is something not many people would be capable of doing)
  • really intelligent!!!! but still makes human mistakes!!!
  • driven and works for the oppressed commoners
  • despite having being beaten by magicians several times she refuses to back down
  • solid character development arc (female characters with actual good development arcs are really rare in YA lit)
  • good at reading people (had suspicious about the ptolemy/bartimaeus thing from the first time she met barty, yet NATTYBOY, who is supposed to be super intelligent or whatever, knew barty for years and never suspected anything (he had to be told by her)
  • ^pretty much responsible for nattys redemption 
  • both barty and nat admire her “strength of will and character”
  • and you should too
  • good role model (mostly) (i greatly admired her as a kid though)
  • crucial to plot and the nat/bart/kit trinity
  • just amazing in general
  • all hail kitty jones
Jul 24 '14

"You always stop at the same part, when it’s very beautiful. Interesting.”

(Source: shagbox)

Jul 24 '14

bartimaeusheadcanons:

63. after the fall of parliament, kitty and bartimaeus are enlisted by the new government as a sort of treasure-hunting duo for magical artifacts that need to be contained and kept from magicians looking to rise to power once more. on one successful raid of mentuhotep’s tomb, they find their prize: the book of the dead. sure, the new government needs it immediately, but why not see if they can’t bring back a few friends first?

Jul 24 '14
bokupoops:

ptolemy’s not dead he’s but only played the best april fools joke known to man wake up america

bokupoops:

ptolemy’s not dead he’s but only played the best april fools joke known to man wake up america

(Source: bokuboks)

Jul 24 '14
fuckyeahbartimaeus:

hannahkennedyart:

Matte painting assignment for a film adaptation of The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. This is for the scene when Bartimaeus is first approaching Lovelace’s house to steal the amulet. Model of the house done in sketch up with reference models from _________.

Wow, this is gorgeous!

fuckyeahbartimaeus:

hannahkennedyart:

Matte painting assignment for a film adaptation of The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. This is for the scene when Bartimaeus is first approaching Lovelace’s house to steal the amulet. Model of the house done in sketch up with reference models from _________.

Wow, this is gorgeous!

(Source: hannahkennedyart)

Jul 24 '14
depressioncomix:

quidsquid:

depressioncomix:

194

yes but let’s be real, we’re never going to “end” bullying, even with laws. there was already anti-bullying legislation in place in my state when i was in middle school, and yet all authority figures just stood by and watched, even after i had reported the people who bullied me.and the worst part is, victims are unlikely to actually report it, because the truth is reporting does absolutely nothing for the victim, and just further angers the bully. i’d thought it was bad before i’d reported it, but after that i was tortured to the point where i attempted suicide, repeatedly.all this “end bullying” stuff is just talk with no substance behind it, and it’s never going to get any substance behind it because it’s already been proven that the laws don’t fucking work.

Translation: “Because we can’t stop 100% of bullying, let’s give up and let the bullies run the earth.” 
I am very sorry about what happened to you, but just because we can’t stop all bullying doesn’t mean we can’t try to stop as much as we can.
What I do is try to highlight research, because the best anti-bullying programs are going to come out of solid research, and research will test their effectiveness and build better programs. Here is an example of said research. And mind you, this isn’t just about laws, this is building programs that try to prevent bullying in the first place, not merely punishing bullying. This is research to try to ascertain the causes, to figure out how to induce empathy is children, to find out what is effective and what is not.
Because even if we manage to spare just one child from bullying, isn’t it worthwhile doing? Especially to that child?
Because you know, I would want that.

depressioncomix:

quidsquid:

depressioncomix:

194

yes but let’s be real, we’re never going to “end” bullying, even with laws. there was already anti-bullying legislation in place in my state when i was in middle school, and yet all authority figures just stood by and watched, even after i had reported the people who bullied me.
and the worst part is, victims are unlikely to actually report it, because the truth is reporting does absolutely nothing for the victim, and just further angers the bully. i’d thought it was bad before i’d reported it, but after that i was tortured to the point where i attempted suicide, repeatedly.
all this “end bullying” stuff is just talk with no substance behind it, and it’s never going to get any substance behind it because it’s already been proven that the laws don’t fucking work.

Translation: “Because we can’t stop 100% of bullying, let’s give up and let the bullies run the earth.” 

I am very sorry about what happened to you, but just because we can’t stop all bullying doesn’t mean we can’t try to stop as much as we can.

What I do is try to highlight research, because the best anti-bullying programs are going to come out of solid research, and research will test their effectiveness and build better programs. Here is an example of said research. And mind you, this isn’t just about laws, this is building programs that try to prevent bullying in the first place, not merely punishing bullying. This is research to try to ascertain the causes, to figure out how to induce empathy is children, to find out what is effective and what is not.

Because even if we manage to spare just one child from bullying, isn’t it worthwhile doing? Especially to that child?

Because you know, I would want that.

Jul 24 '14

sonofpeleus:

alexander the ok. alexander the alright. alexander the eh

(Source: hadrianic)

Jul 24 '14

5 Tips to Increase Writing Productivity

fictionwritingtips:

I spoke about overcoming writing excuses the other day, but what should you do to keep up your writing productivity once you’ve started? If you’re trying to reach writing goals and remain consistent, focusing on what makes your more productive should help.

Here are 5 tips to increase your writing productivity:

Find your writing space

Having your own space to write often increases your productivity. I know you won’t always have your own space, but you should be able to identify where you’re most productive. Some people like to write in a crowded place, like a coffee shop, and some people like to write in an academic setting, like a library. If there’s room in your home or apartment, try to carve out a space that’s ONLY for writing. You know when you sit there you should only be focused on writing. Try to surround that space with things that inspire you or are related to writing.

Keep a notebook

Nothing helps increase writing productivity like brainstorming. Taking a few moments to jot down ideas or explore where your novel is going will help you stay productive. That’s why I always keep a small notebook with me in case I feel inspired by something. This helps because if you run out of ideas when you’re writing, you can always refer to your notebook, which will help prevent you from getting stuck.

Set a weekly goal

Daily word goals can be difficult for some people to stick with. We don’t always have time and we end up feeling frustrated when we don’t meet certain goals. I like to set a weekly goal, so it gives me the flexibility I need to stay motivated. For example, focus on finishing a chapter or working on a scene you want to finish. You can also set a goal to write for a certain amount of time. This also allows you to go beyond your goals for the week and be extra productive.

Plan it out

If you plan your novel before you begin and then actively adjust your outline when something changes, you’ll see a significant increase in productivity. Knowing what you’re going to work on next will allow you to write faster than you thought possible. I know it isn’t a race, but this will keep you from second guessing what you already wrote about and will help you stay on track. If you often get stuck while writing, considering more planning.

Write when you can

Productivity doesn’t come from forcing yourself to write for an hour or two, it comes from taking small writing breaks when you get the chance. Sometimes I write during my lunch break, sometimes I write about ten minutes before I go to bed, and sometimes I write a couple sentences in the morning. The point is, all these writing sprints add up, and they’re significant. Being able to schedule your writing time is nice, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Write when it’s best for you and don’t worry about not being able to dedicate a large chunk of time to it!

Jul 24 '14

hoothootdjinni:

"He could not help feeling gawky and inelegant beside her, despite the splendors of his ruffled red handkerchief."

I C A Nt BELIEVE THIS

(Source: hiccupgetsthehiccups)

Jul 24 '14
  • when i'm attracted to a guy character: you silly nerd i love u i wanna kiss
  • when i'm attracted to a girl character: oh my god you beautiful queen you are untouchable pls step on me