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  • Me:

    This older generation pisses me off so much

  • Therapist:


  • Me:

    Because when I was growing up, we were forcefed the idea that if we didn't want to be 'flipping burgers at McDonalds,' then we'd better go to college.

  • Therapist:


  • Me:

    And now we've all gone to college, have degrees, can't get a damn job, and the same people that told us to go to college call us entitled assholes because we refuse to flip burgers

  • Therapist:








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watch orlando bloom punch justin bieber in the face

um ok that video was kinda bad and it looked like he bitch slapped him but ok. Team OB, Team OB.

Reblogged from for-convenience  65 notes

There’s something particularly elusive about bisexual male characters. There is a deeply ingrained misconception that a man can’t be romantically involved with another man and still be interested in women as well. It’s centered on the idea that masculinity requires a wanting, and “getting” of women, and not men. But the depiction of Constantine in Hellblazer proves that is a false assumption.

Despite what the producers of the show appear to think about the importance of the character’s sexuality, in the comics it gives Constantine’s character depth, develops his story line, and frankly, makes him more than just another non-descript straight, white male. Media representation of minority groups is incredibly important. Fiction or not, media portrayals of minority groups help the general public acknowledge, relate to, and humanize a group they might not interact with in their day-to-day lives. It helps young bi youth see themselves on television; it helps people understand that us bi guys are really not that different, and sometimes, even if just in comic books, it helps us see that you don’t have to be straight to kick (demon) ass.


From Op-ed: NBC’s Straight-Washing of John Constantine Is Bi Erasure in Advocate

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in the linked article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Emma, Jessi, or any other contributor at genretvforall.

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Reblogged from thewritingcafe  16 notes
Hey, I was just wondering if you had been made aware of the ilys beta kickstarter, Pure Writing Flow by Michael Gurevich. I think I previously saw a link to ilys on this blog and I have found it useful so i was curious to any opinions on the beta kickstarter. thanks :)


I think I reblogged something about it before, but here it is again.

For those of you who have a problem with editing while you write, ilys doesn’t let you edit until you reach your word count goal.

Reblogged from maxkirin  51 notes
What are your thoughts on pen names? I want to use one because my real name is PAINFULLY common, and I have one I kinda like, but I'm worried that other people might not think it's good


Hello there, writerly friend~ ♥︎

I like pen names— I mean, I kind of use one c; That’s right, my name is not actually M. Kirin (though Max is my real first name).

When I decided to start publishing my books I had to make a choice as to what name I would release them under. I chose to use a pseudonym because of reasons similar to yours, actually. I am originally from Mexico, and thus I have not one but two last names, which is kind of an eye-sore and proved to be really problematic when designing covers. I also really wanted to publish under a genderless name, because I kind of don’t really identify as either gender (and having Max on a cover just felt so… tacky, and 90’s). Ultimately I decided to go for ‘Kirin’ because (a) unicorns, (b) it was phonetically pleasing, and (c) it actually kind of sounds like a real last name!

Now that you know my story, here are a few points I want you to keep in mind, okay? Pen names are a little silly, so there are a few things I want you to be aware of:

  • You can’t hide who you really are. When you file the copyright for your book (which you should) you will be asked for your real name, and the pseudonym you wrote the book under. “J. K. Rowling” is actually a pseudonym, her real name is “Joanne Rowling.” If you are making alterations to your name— then that is not really your real name and it counts as a pseudonym.
  • Make sure to google your pen name, because you don’t want to find out, years later, that there is a porn-star named just that. And trust me, in this day and age the last thing you want is people to google your name and find a porn-star (or anything that has nothing to do with you). That being said…
  • Be mindful of other author with similar names. You probably don’t want to write under the pen name ‘Stephanie King.’ It won’t make you look good, trust me.
  • Make sure to ask yourself if you really like the pen name, because (again) in this day and age you don’t want to build up an audience and then change your pen name and lose all of your branding. It takes a long while to build those up, so choose and name and stick with it c;

That pretty much covers all of the horror stories I’ve heard about pen names over the years. Really, as long as you like the name and you have covered your bases you can name yourself whatever you want c;

What’s that? I didn’t answer your question?

Well, I have never in my life heard, or seen, or encountered anyone ever complaining about an author’s name. People will assume it’s your real name, and anyone rude enough to say that your name is ‘sucks’ is clearly not worth your time. But, like, really who does that? Most people don’t get a choice in their name, it would be flat out barbaric to be mean to someone because of the collection of sounds and noises that was given to them. It’s just silly to worry about that c;

I hope this has been helpful! If you, or any other writerly friends has any more questions, please make sure to send them my way~ ♥︎