The sexism is flat out awful. The book itself is boring. But please, reconsider the idea that stories that can be diagrammed are sucking by default; whether you are writer or reader, so many things are so better communicated when they can be mapped well - most notably, timelines. Granted, if you are only going by the charts and not reading the elements that breathe life into a story, sure, you're missing out - but, I don't think the beauty of the leaves make the roots any less interesting. :3
i’ve never read the book, i just know a little from hearsay or whatever.
that’s not really what i meant about the chart/diagram thing, i wasn’t really clear, sorry. i didn’t mean that ALL story charts are bad, you can pretty much break any story, even abstract narratives, into some kind of outline (i write outlines for my own stories, even), but what i meant by diagram or chart is in the way that something like the hero’s journey has been turned into an instructional story diagram. i find that really boring. it’s fine if people want to write that way, it’s just not for me.
Hey Ross, I wanted to ask why you didn't like the "Heroes' Journey" thing. I have to read it next term, so I'm interested to get your insight before hearing a prof push it. (if you would be so kind, please? =3)
ummm, i’ll admit i’m not an expert on it so i’m only going by the basic stuff that i know about it. i don’t like it because i think it’s sexist, i don’t like how it seems to ignore differences of culture, and it’s also plain old boring. why would you ever want to study much less use or be inspired by a story that’s been diagrammed out ad nauseum? snore. i think any story that can be turned into a diagram or chart or whatever pretty much sucks anyway.
I'm so IN LOVE with your art on the upcoming issue of TMNT. I didn't expect that Alopex could look that scared. That's when I remembered reading somewhere that she was said to be younger than other mutants, and it would explain a lot about her behaviour. I'm not sure if that's true, though, as I haven't been able to get all the past trades yet and basically joined the title in the middle of the ride.
thank you so much!! :D i’m really happy you like it. when Alopex first showed up, she was preteen, but it seems like everyone has forgotten about that. XD
So a few years ago Michelle Nunnelly (my sister) and I taught some online courses that were pretty successful. We’ve been talking back and forth about starting them again for a while now, and finally decided to start them around mid April or May. Sign ups would start before that. I will most another post when that happens. In the mean time we’re going to be making an official website with information.
There will only be 20 slots open at a time, so if you’re interested sign up as soon as you can. Last time we had a pretty decent amount of students.
Read more if you’re interested. If you don’t comment, please reblog or like so that I have a guesstimate of who’d like to join in the fun.
A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.
He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands
and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.
I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.
At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.
Like a girl.
Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,
and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,
because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.
But then he laughed again and all I saw
was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek
before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.
(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)
When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later
him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,
I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet
that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously
just because I’m a girl.
Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.
Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Be small and smooth with soft edges
and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:
the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,
the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.
Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small
when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,
because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.
We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street
who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.
Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,
so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,
pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.
We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,
because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions
blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get
condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.
Once, I got told I punched like a girl.
I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.
”—'My Perfume Doubles As Mace,' theappleppielifestyle. (via queenofeden)
Bitch you gon call me ugly when you're fuckin BLACK? Lmaoooooo shit son you ugly by default the baby Jesus gave you some bad cards in your hand in the game of life like shit I can be pretty if I don't make faces but you'll always be a dirty jiggaboo. Go find some bleach and lemme know when you fix that nasty complexion of yours. Y'all look like a pile of dog shit.
I'm asking this as a trans fan of yours who looks up to you, but based on your recent tweets and reblogs, i was wonder if you are trans as well? And I am only okay asking becausee you are so open about that sort of personal things
OOPH, oooph, no no don’t
first off, do not ask people if they’re trans, dont do that. I understand you are, but that really doesn’t mean you should go around asking, especially anonymously and publicly. That is not something a lot of people want to divulge, EVER.
secondly, yes I am open about a lot of stuff when it comes to my personal life and sex… however, those are things I choose to be open about. Every thing I divulge is not prompted by someone else, it’s something I decided to be open about. Just because someone is open about themselves and sex doesn’t mean you have freedom to say or ask anything you want of them and put them on the spot.
lastly, no I’m not trans. I’m only answering this because I’d rather not lead a trans person who looks up to me on accidentally, if that were the case. I feel pretty fluid in my identity, feel pretty non-binary and have preferences that reflect that, and when it comes to sex I seek out gender-play toys to fulfill those fluid non-binary desires/identity. In an ideal world I’d probably prefer genderless pronouns to sync up with that fluidity, but ultimately I prefer girl pronouns out of indignation of being told girls can’t do this, girls can’t do that, girls can’t look like boys, girls can’t do boy things, etc etc. So in that way it’s more of a principles “how dare you tell me what I can and can’t do” kinda thing
so yeah. Me being cis and this being a subject I am cool talking about was really a luck of the roll — don’t do that again. Don’t. It would be cruel to subject a privately trans person to that.