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kanerallels · 10 hours ago
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
- 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
- This:
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theladyragnell · 9 months ago
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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liightningchosen · a year ago
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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eugeniedanglars · 10 months ago
BEYOND obsessed with this house in fort worth, texas i mean
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okay pretty normal, let’s look at the interior photos—
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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
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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.
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this ceiling Fucks but the wrinkly, uneven curtains and terrible caulking around the faux-column in the middle anti-Fuck
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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—
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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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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.
#my Autism Membership Club Card™ gets me reward points at grocery stores and movie theaters#which is weird because my autism specifically prevents me from watching movies in theaters#the grocery store thing is nice though#actuallyautistic#long post#not a shitpost#and also like...if someone's weird behavior is unintentionally bothering other people#(and i mean in a 'that is a reasonable thing to be bothered by' way not a 'this thing doesn't affect me but I'm still gonna complain' way)#then the issue isn't that it's weird. the issue is...that it's causing an actual issue. focus on that part.#and when that happens#the first step is not to dismiss that person as an inconsiderate asshole?#the first step is to politely inform them of the negative effect their behavior is having and ask them to alter it#because people aren't mindreaders and most of us (autistic and allistic alike) are sometimes genuinely unaware of these things#yes it can get awkward but politely asking someone to speak more quietly or not stand so close to you#or to change the topic or share the conversation etc#is infinitely preferable to living in a world where we exclude & abuse people behind their backs#without actually giving them helpful feedback or the opportunity to do better#it's not fair to neurodivergent people but it's also just not fair to ANYONE#if you're planning to avoid or exclude someone bc of a behavior they don't know is causing an issue...#in most cases you owe someone a polite explanation before doing that.#btw i am going to be adding ko-fi links to some of my mental health/autism posts from now on#bc I spend a lot of time writing them (bc i think it's important) but it takes a lot out of me#for instance I'm a slow writer and this post took about an hour to write and edit#and this blog is my only source of income and the main use of my time#so please be aware of that before criticizing#it really bugs me when people will say things like 'i find your posts very helpful/educational/entertaining they mean a lot to me'#and then ask why i include a ko-fi link#because... because i work hard to make this content helpful or meaningful or entertaining...#because it takes a huge amount of my time and the only income i make from it is through ko-fi...#and bc i am not consistently getting paid anything near a living wage for that... despite the fact people seem to value what i do
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villlainarc · 14 days ago
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
#with any luck! it is good and accurate on the first try and if not. it has yet to be inaccurate on the second#based on my test subjects at least.#also. the descriptions. i think they are good and i'm quite proud of them#dream smp#dsmp#uquiz#oh btw idk how many people are still gonna be able to see these tags at this point but. iF anyone was curious#when i was testing for accuracy i got wilbur#so his answer is. every so slightly higher than it should be bc. that was Me. several times#*ever so slightly#sapnaps was also higher than it should’ve been bc i got him a lot before i got the amount of questions and which questions to keep right#but at this point those extras are. more irrelevant#at the beginning it was super obvious esp for wilbur there was a way overinflated amount of wilbur answers when only like 2 people got him#including me lmao#anyway. that’s ur behind the scenes if u read my edited tags#(also i didn’t cheat to get an answer i wanted i answered the same thing every time and went in mostly blind bc#a) terrible memory since b) the answers weren’t ingrained into my head yet bc c) my answers were all chosen at the start#so tldr yes i got wilbur legit when i took it)#actually some more edited tags if u see them bUT if u want to ask questions about any part of this quiz i will gladly answer#bc i put. yeah. so much time and effort and thought into this#so i have many answers if u have questions#and trust me i’d be more than happy to ramble about the making of this uquiz lmao
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ledtasso · 9 days ago
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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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kanerallels · a month ago
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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