today was my last day in my creative writing class and my teacher gave everybody a piece of paper to write down a contract and to put it in our wallets. she said she did the same thing when she was younger and every now and then she’d brush by it and remember that she wanted to write. everybody took time to write out what they wanted and I just sat at the back of the class, sitting on the windowsill and I knew there was only one thing to write but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. at the end of the class after everybody left, I went to thank her for the year, and she told me that people should be reading my words for a long time, but they won’t be able to do that if I’m not around to write them. I showed her the blank piece of paper, and she said it was okay not to write anything, and then I wrote this. I learned the power of words in that class, I learned it was okay to vomit up half a dozen notebooks stained with blood and exploded pens because it means you have something to say.
steph you’re all over my dash
literally posted this 2.5 seconds ago wow
this is so amazing
this is important
chesh-kitten replied to your post:literatec replied to your post “monkeyscomewithme…I’d not only want you to, but I’d buy it and throw in god knows what to have a signed copy…
But they’re all basically the same story! :D Not that I’m not delighted by the concept. :3 *hugs*
Okay, not specifically for you, but for all the authors out there (and I’m deliberately not limiting this to “fanfiction-authors”, because most of you don’t write fanfiction but elaborate stories (some longer than Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings) which only take already existing characters; most of you don’t even use their “real” background stories and charakter development but make up your own)… [now I driftet a bit off topic, sry]
Anyway - what you write is (almost) never the same story. Sometimes you use the same trope, even the same setting; maybe the same universe and beginning - but the story, that, what we (the readers) love, why we read what you wrote; that’s always something else.
Be honest - how many “today your barista is gay as hell, desperately single and todays rec is give me your number”-stories did you read? I lost count at over 20 - and I still read them. Even the short ones with less than 1.000 words. Why? Because there’s always something new.
And now specifically to you, dek-says-so - in no way is a story about shy porn-author Cas and a bookstore owner Dean going to be even remotely the same as a story about army ranger Dean and Librarian Cas. Or the one about Cas as a dragon and Dean as a prisoner-come-torturer? Or new-professor Cas who very deliberatly messes with grad-student Dean? Not the same.
so.. yeah - don’t say that and hide your light under a bushel.
PS: I’m really tempted to link the works I mentioned because hell you (and they) deserve some more attention. But I’d wanted to ask first; would that be okay..? ^^
Anonymous said: I'm a 16 year old girl & haven't gotten ANY shots / physicals since I was in Kindergarden . I attend public school without my vaccinations etc etc etc and my school allows me to attend with no hesitation. It's my body, my rights. I don't have to put any shit in it that I don't want to. And I'm still very healthy to this day. 5"4 118 lbs.
Ok, y’all need to stop because this is getting embarrassing. I’m starting to lose my temper.
So just because in all your 16 years you have never gotten sick doesn’t mean that vaccines aren’t necessary. I’m 25 and I have never been in a car accident- that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to wear a seatbelt or check my mirrors when I change lanes. Your personal experience- and the experience of any one individual unvaccinated person- DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. AT ALL. PERIOD. If you weren’t as selfish and clueless as the vibe I’m getting, you’d thank your vaccinated classmates and fellow citizens for your streak of good health. Your height to weight ratio has nothing to do with vaccines or sometimes even if you are healthy, ps.
You don’t wanna put ‘shit’ in your body? Cool. Don’t. But stay the hell away from the doctor’s office or the ER if you or someone in your house comes down with something, because the only way to fix it is to put ‘shit’ in your body to keep you from dying or having chronic life-altering after effects. And obviously the latter isn’t a priority.
Actually… You don’t trust vaccines? Fine! Why stop there! Don’t use inhalers to prevent status asthmaticus, don’t use birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy and help horrific menstrual cramps, don’t use aspirin to help a headache, don’t use chemotherapy to cure cancer, don’t use insulin to keep type 1 diabetics out of fatal comas, don’t use neosporin to keep your skinned knee from getting infected.
Because if you don’t trust the science behind vaccines, why trust the rest of it?
(no, I’m neither Slim Shady nor a Poltergeist)
Hello followers (and thanks for not abandoning me and for asking if I was/am okay.
I am okay, I was okay (like, really okay; not even slightly back into my depression or anything, I managed to take a break before I took a tumble because by now I know what to look out for concerning my own behaviour).
Anyway - I apologize for being silent for so long, I apologize for worrying you and well.. yeah; I’m back.
girls get harassed w/ sexist jokes all the time like i think straight boys should be able 2 handle a few jokes about their basketball shorts
and see, that’s how this thing works.
"Girls want attention, they should be able to handle a few jerks catcalling!" - sounds familiar?
Harrassment is not okay; no matter who is the victim and which group the victim belongs to and what a (/the louder) part of this group does.
It’s sucky. Stop it.
TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES
ok they going to warn the grass and then what ? explain how the other grass will run away from the lawmower ?
plants (most famous example are acasias) react to the chemicals released upon cutting (or other injuries) by releasing bitter or even toxic chemicals in their leaves, preventing animals from eating them.
Acacias have a very potent toxin which would cause giraffes to get seriously ill, leading to giraffes only nibbling at the trees for a bit, and then wandering several hundred meters opposite the wind direction because every other tree in the vicinity is poisonous.
Nature doesn’t account for things cutting grass for other reasons than to eat it.