When I feel a bug on me
Hasbro: Let's make a new MLP cartoon for all the little girls to enjoy!
College Age Guys: Hey, this show is pretty cool!
Hasbro: Wow, you guys weren't our intended demographic, but that's cool! We'll just throw in some references that will make you feel more included and here, have some cool merchandise we know you'll like!
College Age Guys: Wow, thanks!
Warner Brothers: Let's make some new DC cartoons for all the little boys to enjoy!
College Age Ladies: Hey, these shows are pretty cool!
Warner Brothers: WELP. Looks like no one likes these shows, guess we'll just have to cancel them.
College Age Ladies: WAIT! We like them! And we'd love merchandise to show our support!
Warner Brothers: ....you're not little boys, why should we listen to you?
Dis Pater is an angry god. Well, not so much angry as really annoyed. Like many...– From Five Rules for Commuting to the Underworld, By Merrie Haskell [x]
Be wicked and lovely and don't live in fear
hematiteironrose: For we will be wicked and we will be fair And they’ll call us such names, and we really won’t care So go, tell your Wendys, your Susans, your Janes There’s a place they can go if they’re tired of chains And our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost But we’ll walk on them willingly, knowing the cost — We won’t take our place on the shelves It’s better to fly and it’s better...
HOW I FEEL WHEN SOMEONE ASKS ME IF I'VE READ A...
If your hero is going to save the day through some very specialized skill late...– From How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman (via mythographers)
Appropriate response whenever someone comments...
lifeinpublishing: (Submission from SpecialEdition87, thanks!)
The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that...– Michael Chabon, reminding me why I love him (and why I write YA)
Sometimes I wonder if so many female writers write from male points of view and/or write women in masculine roles because we don’t actually like women. It’s exhausting writing all that self-loathing.
twerking-in-my-volvo: long-weave-dont-believe: hush little laptop dont you cry. Mommy’s gonna find you some more wifi. And if that wifi doesn’t work Momma will destroy the fucking earth
If given the opportunity, meet your idols and gush like the village idiot. Some...– BEA tips from Shelf Awareness (via rachelfershleiser)
geardrops: I’ll take “Signs Your Life Has Spun Out Of Control” for $1000 Alex. IT’S THE DAILY DOUBLE. I’ll bet it all, Alex. The Answer: A sign your life has spun out of control. Question: What is sincerely writing a blog post titled “How many throw pillows is too many?”
fycanadianpolitics: If you live in BC and haven’t voted, remember today is voting day~ - friendly reminder from your neighbourhood voting clerk
YA was closer to me and more understandable than the abstract conflicts I was...– Prudence Shen [x] (There’s a giveaway at the link, too!)
You want tangible, social benefits to writing fiction? There are people walking...– Warren Ellis (via annie-hall)