#me: no i'm gonna
Alright, y'all need to go read the Out Of Time series by Nadine Brandes. I'm tired of waiting for more people to fangirl over Solomon Hawke with me.
Here are all the reasons why--
Because I said so.
Kidding, there are actual reasons.
- Futuristic story where they rebel against the government
- There isn't a trite love triangle. I mean, there's kind of a love triangle, but it's not the main focus of the series, it's not something that lasts for more than one book, and the love life isn't just one long, exhausting, who's she gonna pick? sorta thing
- An absolute legendary QUEEN of a mother figure
- Beautiful representation of God and the way His miracles are still active in the world
- SOLOMON HAWKE OKAY??? Y'ALL DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS MAN
- The main character's journey through her faith is super relatable, and she makes mistakes like an actual person, but puts her trust in God
- There's a dude with a green fedora. Not a nice dude, but he still has a green fedora
- Adoption, which is frankly very important to me
- There's a guy in the second book that thinks turtles are called "turgles"
- S O L O M O N H A W K E
- Underground churches
- There's a reunion scene in book three that made me tear up and will probably make me tear up upon my reread I'll let y'all know
LOOK IT'S JUST REALLY GOOD OKAY??? GO READ IT
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do taako adventurezone in A3!
well this composition got completely away from me but i was really channeling the energy of that one pikachu meme. you know the one
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Carol Ann Duffy, PYGMALION’S BRIDE
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How abouttttt, Madis!
Ohhhhh, my terrible, terrible son.
(For those who do not know, he’s the main character of my NaNo novel from this year.)
Writing-wise, I think I really loved writing him because he is SO different from my usual POV characters? He’s spoiled, he’s ambitious, he’s caustic, he’s ruthless, and he’s manipulative. Not exactly the makings of a traditional hero! So I really loved getting to know him, and seeing what would make him act to help others, what might put those traits to better use. He was a puzzle of a character, and I liked that! I also loved how smart he was--he had massive blind spots, obviously, but he could put together pieces and come up with plans on the fly, and that was great fun to write.
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lone star was only ten episodes and yet it’s one of my favorite shows of all time now, i can’t believe i have to write tk
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BEYOND obsessed with this house in fort worth, texas i mean
okay pretty normal, let’s look at the interior photos—
WHAT THE FUCK
here we see the first example of a pattern that will recur throughout the house, which is that once your eyes adjust to the bonkers dictator chic marble-and-gilded-everything, you notice some pretty egregiously shoddy workmanship. look at how that baseboard intersects with the outlet. look at how the marble... uh, thing on the wall (i was gonna call it a fireplace but it’s not a fireplace, i have no idea what that is) has gaps and weird angles wherever two pieces meet. it’s like they’re trying to recreate versailles on an ikea budget
i... don’t hate the kitchen. i mean, obviously it’s ugly and #toomuch and there was zero effort made to match the very modern appliances and sink to the cabinets, but still, i’m a sucker for a pass-through and a big sink with a window above it.
this ceiling Fucks but the wrinkly, uneven curtains and terrible caulking around the faux-column in the middle anti-Fuck
why did we suddenly completely switch aesthetics. why is there an old TV set into the wall at floor level. why is there a tiny set of doors next to it. why does the fireplace look like an asset ripped from the original dark souls. i feel a sinister presence sucking at my soul the longer i look at this photo
i feel like whoever designed this monstrosity started with the dining room and then once they’d finished it realized they’d blown half their budget on just this one room. it’s so overdecorated that the gaudiness feels intentional, like it’s a statement rather than a side effect of genuine tastelessness. i can applaud that.
here we have the antithesis of the dining room. i don’t know what this room is supposed to be but i hate it. i’m pretty sure everything in this photo literally came from ikea. there is a lack of commitment here and it is rancid
ladies, gentlemen, distinguished colleagues, we have now hit the cornerstone of any great tacky real estate listing: the heart-shaped bathtub! this one gets bonus points for being next to a gilded mirror and surrounded by bright red damask wallpaper. as a bathtub i’d give it a 1/10 because those angles look incredibly uncomfortable, but as a place to shoot my lover through the heart while wearing a gauzy fur-trimmed bathrobe before fleeing with our ill-gotten fortune i’d give it a solid 11/10
here we are with the lack of commitment again. this literally looks like the kitchen in my college dorm but with a weird fringey lamp and some curtains that are absolutely too long for their windows
again, the mix of styles here is just killing me. half damask wallpaper and carved wall panels, half normal-ass bathroom? really? isn’t there anything truly unhinged left in this house? anything truly opulent, decadent, off the chain, extravagant, gaudy—
THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BAY BEE!!! THAT’S MORE THE FUCK LIKE IT!!! COMMIT! TO! THE! BIT! GO BIG OR GO HOME! IF YOU’RE GONNA STICK A CEILING DOME IN THE FOYER OF YOUR SUBURBAN TEXAS HOUSE IT HAD BETTER BE TWELVE FEET IN DIAMETER AND PAINTED WITH DOZENS OF FLOWERS OR ELSE WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE EVEN DOING HERE??
and finally, to close out the show, a reminder that this entire acid trip of a real estate listing took place in an ordinary, modern single-story house in texas, one with a backyard and utility boxes on the exterior walls and neighbors who may be blissfully unaware that they live mere feet from a yawning pit of madness.
i love tacky real estate listings.
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THE BEST PRIDE MONTH GIFTS THEY COULD EVER GIVE ME
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hey the "it's ok this person is doing [weird but harmless behavior] bc they're autistic" attitude isn't actually helpful. The behavior itself needs to be destigmatized regardless of who's doing it.
I'm autistic, and:
I sure as hell don't feel like having to constantly whip out my Autism Membership Club Card™ to justify my atypical quirks to strangers. That's private medical information, actually? No one should have to choose between being seen as autistic or as a jerk/weirdo.
I don't enjoy being made self-conscious and having to wonder "if this weird thing I'm doing is wrong when allistic people do it, does that mean there is something inherently wrong with being autistic? is my 'bad' behavior excused bc I am already assumed to be a bad person, who can't help being bad?" That's ridiculous and I don't need that energy.
And what about the many people who are undiagnosed? The many allistic people who have other mental health issues? Are they just weirdos until a medical doctor says otherwise?
What about neurotypical people whose behavior is non-standard for a thousand other reasons, medical and nonmedical? HoH people with unusual speech patterns? People from different cultural backgrounds? People who just have some random weird habits, because it's actually normal to deviate from the norm in some way? At what point is someone no longer required to seek your permission to behave weirdly? Who qualifies and who doesn't?
These are absurd situations.
There's an easy solution: destigmatize weird but harmless behavior, period. People who speak, act, walk, or otherwise behave in a way you find unusual are still people (whose diagnoses are none of your business btw), and we deserve to exist in the world without you judging or punishing us. Choose your battles wisely, because I see a lot of you attacking people who are already walking wounded.
TLDR stop being a judgemental asshole and the world will be a slightly nicer place. mind your own business and let people be weird.
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hey besties, new ask game just dropped
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what is university if not *puts off task because it feels overwhelming* *sits still doing nothing for 2 days paralyzed with anxiety* *finally completes task and it takes literally 20 minutes* *does it all over again the next day*
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hello everyone i made a which dsmp character are you quiz and i put far too much time and effort into it please take it <3
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★ GENSHIN IMPACT ANEMO CHARACTERS ★
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still in denial about their ending so here's their beginning
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this also messed with me .. especially the way the scenes are after each other . holy fuck
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“I am not sad, he would repeat to himself over and over, I am not sad. As if he might one day convince himself. Or fool himself. Or convince others-- the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad. I am not sad. I am not sad. Because his life had unlimited potential for happiness, insofar as it was an empty white room. He would fall asleep with his heart at the foot of his bed, like some domesticated animal that was no part of him at all. And each morning he would wake with it again in the cupboard of his rib cage, having become a little heavier, a little weaker, but still pumping. And by the midafternoon he was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else, someone else, someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated.
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gaslight. gatekeep. girlboss.
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as an autistic kid I got criticized for not making eye contact. so as an adult I trained myself to make very consistent eye contact (easier said than done). this in turn has led to some people telling me it's "kinda weird" that I "stare so much." the moral of this story is there is actually no pleasing neurotypicals
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Top Six Leox Gyasi Quotes
1. "'How are you supposed to prove love to the galaxy at large if you don't know how to love any one individual person?'"
(Leox's take on the Jedi, which frankly, I don't necessarily disagree with. (obviously I mean this as no insult to the Jedi, I can just see where my boy is coming from))
2. "'Sometimes we all need a reminder to focus on the good things in life.'"
(I mean. Where is the lie?)
3. "'Noble sacrifices are not currently of any use.'"
(Me at pretty much every writer ever)
4. "'Our vessel is called... the Vessel. I named it not for the container itself, but the space within the container that gives it value and purpose. To remind me to look beyond the obvious, you know?'"
(This is one of Leox's first lines, and it's the one that made the main character think that he sounded like Master Yoda on spice. I rest my case)
5. "'Alright, then. Let's get incendiary.'"
(The most logical way to react to your protege suggesting you buy some thermal detonators and blow stuff up)
6. "'--and yeah, I know, she's out grown that nickname, it no longer describes her myriad complexities as an individual, so spare me, all right?'"
(look. The man is constantly high. But weirdly wise. And he cracks me up. And he's talking to a rock-- which is no dismissal of Geode, I love him. The whole thing just amuses me, okay?)
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