69,252 notes       September 30, 2014 @ 07:35       Via(Source)
beeinherbonnet:

“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  
- Jeanette Winterson

beeinherbonnet:

“The probability of separate worlds meeting is very small. The lure of it is immense. We send starships. We fall in love.”  

- Jeanette Winterson

#project: shuffled earth #why is the illustration of a man and woman tho when the quote is JEANETTE WINTERSON #just sayin
      September 28, 2014 @ 11:46      

Weekly Update 

9/22: 663 words of freewriting.
9/23: drew some cutaways of Budi’s settlement for Shuffled Earth, had some ideas about Kandace.
9/24: practiced ukulele.
9/25: 415 words freewriting.
9/26: like 100 words freewriting. Not much.
9/27: nothing.
9/28: research. I might try to start worldbuilding again tomorrow.

#weekly update
      September 28, 2014 @ 10:37       (Source)

It’s a primetime for our love
And heaven is bettin’ on us

#noveling music #janelle monae #for your multicultural cyberpunk romance #also I just feel it #project: shuffled earth
1 note       September 28, 2014 @ 10:13      

WriteWords - Phrase Frequency Counter 

#writing resources #i just did this for hannah lee #it wasn't pretty
99,007 notes       September 24, 2014 @ 22:16       Via(Source)
skiddoh:

coffeeandcockatiels:

paperbeatsscissors:

the struggle is real


Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.


THANK YOU SO MUCH

skiddoh:

coffeeandcockatiels:

paperbeatsscissors:

the struggle is real

Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

#art resources
9,377 notes       September 23, 2014 @ 17:02       Via(Source)

"Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids." - Gillian Flynn (via abramblerose)

#inspiration
166,149 notes       September 22, 2014 @ 18:28       Via(Source)
b3csy:

meandmy69cats:

thecheshirekitteh:

what it’s like to be an artist, writer, musician, ….


it’s so accurate it hurts

b3csy:

meandmy69cats:

thecheshirekitteh:

what it’s like to be an artist, writer, musician, ….

it’s so accurate it hurts

#littlewritingthingz
276,985 notes       September 22, 2014 @ 18:24       Via(Source)

serenadestrong:

theroguefeminist:

insect-ligaments:

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

reblogging for the excellent commentary

#nonfiction recs
1,717 notes       September 22, 2014 @ 18:03       Via(Source)
amandaonwriting:

WriteWords Phrase Frequency Counter

amandaonwriting:

WriteWords Phrase Frequency Counter

#writing resources
18,053 notes       September 22, 2014 @ 08:14       Via(Source)

mistyelixir:

sea mermaids rescuing injured animals from oil spills and taking care of them

swamp mermaids creating little homes from algae and moss and twigs for the frogs and alligators

river mermaids racing with otters and fish and helping creatures swim upstream 

lake mermaids floating near the surface to sunbathe and letting animals ride on their stomachs

mermaids (^▽^)/

#free ideas #swamp mermaidddds
      September 21, 2014 @ 21:57      

Weekly Update 

9/15: Decided on a worldbuilding challenge to do.
9/16: ~200 words of planning for Shuffled Earth.
9/17: ~200 words of planning.
9/18: ~500 words of planning.
9/19: ~200 words of planning.
9/20: nothing.
9/21: ~300 words of planning.

I’ve been doing the 30 Day Fantasy Worldbuilder Guide and it’s not quite working for me since I’m setting my story in several alternate versions of earth instead of creating a world from scratch. So yeah. I have no idea what I’m going to work on tomorrow morning. I should probably draw some maps.

#weekly update #project: shuffled earth
3,806 notes       September 21, 2014 @ 16:20       Via(Source)
cinoh:

graphandcompass: (via 12 Amazing Earth Scars (Pics) - News Doors)

The website linked above seems to have malware on it? Safe link here.

cinoh:

graphandcompass: (via 12 Amazing Earth Scars (Pics) - News Doors)

The website linked above seems to have malware on it? Safe link here.

#project: shuffled earth
381,469 notes       September 21, 2014 @ 16:15       Via(Source)
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The Rules of Quick and Dirty Worldbuilding 

writeworld:

by Annalee Newitz

Worldbuilding is the art of creating an alternate universe where the rules of present-day Earth life don’t apply, and you have been appreciating that art for as long as you’ve been reading or watching science fiction.

Some worldbuilding is epic in scale, and requires thousands of people: the Star Wars universe is like that, if you think of all the people who have helped create the movies, books, art, TV and games from that world.

But other worldbuilders work alone. Ursula Le Guin wrote several novels set in her “shared worlds” universe without any help and without spawning any spinoff tales by other people.

But worldbuilding doesn’t have to be something that just the pros do. You can get in on the cool create-your-own universe action any time you want, and fast. Just follow our five simple rules for whipping up a universe in your spare time.

  1. Do a little research.
  2. Have a few rules.
  3. Don’t obsess over consistency.
  4. Consider what’s good and what’s bad about your world.
  5. Create characters who are plausibly the products of your world.

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#worldbuilding #writing resources
19,863 notes       September 21, 2014 @ 11:55       Via(Source)

http://thefingerfuckingfemalefury.tumblr.com/post/98042777483/ihatecispeople-if-the-creator-has-to-say-yeah 

jemeryl:

ihatecispeople:

if the creator has to say “yeah this one vague line was refering to this character being gay” it doesnt count as representation. if it’s a punchline at the end of the movie, it doesn’t count as representation. if the writer announces it outside the work but never in the work…

Queer characters getting to have open, loving relationships with happy endings

That’s the only kind of representation that matters to me

#same #representation