Reading these two articles, I realised that these stereotypes tend to seep into writing as well. Also, the articles contain some interesting information that could be useful to create especially poor settings. So I decided to submit them here for reference.
Unnecessary “fillers” in our speech. I’d rather have “like” than up-talking, though (if we had to choose one, that is). Ewwww, up-talking. Then again, a combination of the two would render me homicidal maniac.
Like, did you ever notice? That, like, the speech patterns people, like, think are stupid? Are, like, commonly associated with, like, women?
And, like, there’s this thing? Where, like, women aren’t supposed to be, like, assertive? So they, like, qualify their speech? Because, like, we’re not supposed to, like, stand by our opinions?
1) humiliate women so they don’t feel qualified to speak authoritatively about anything
2) humiliate women for speaking in such a way that reflects how you treat her
3) laugh, you are superior because you don’t use words like “like.” It isn’t as if being a huge stupid asshole has ever made you worse than a woman who speaks with verbal tics.
all of this and also if you actually read what the woman is saying in the ad it’s really sad and supports what people have said above rather than what the ad is “trying” to “say”
‘Academy of linguistic awareness’
As if any legitimate society of linguists would ever give a shit about eradicating minor speech patterns like this with aggressive prescriptivist poster campaigns
During NaNoWriMo’s “In Your Pocket” Summer Drive, we’ll be posting “My First NaNo” stories from you, our amazing participants, and the writing tips you learned from your maiden voyage. Today, participant Maya Ziv shares the cathartic experience of writing her first novel:
I remember it like it was yesterday. My palms were sweaty; I didn’t know what to expect but I knew that this night I would embark on a journey that would make memories for a lifetime.
I had been thinking of tackling NaNoWriMo for years and finally committed last year: my birthday is in November, and I decided it would be a great present to allow myself to shirk all other responsibilities for a month and write a book.
people say that can’t relate to an all-black show or they can’t relate to a woman protagonist. PoC, women, etc. have been relating to white characters and male characters forever. Why don’t you have the capacity to relate to characters unlike you?
(Rebloggable By Request)
For character development of course.
I miss my OCs right now.
fill a tray with water. blow, fan, stir, dab, and drag paint or colored ink across its surface. put a sheet of washi paper on top to stain it with the floating art.
though called “turkish” paper marbling by europeans, this design technique was developed in east asia, central asia, and the islamic world. it is an important part of turkic, tajik, indian, and other asian and middle eastern cultures.
Kromlauer Park is a gothic style, 200-acre country park in the municipality of Kromlau in the Görlitz Gablenzgasse district in Germany. An incredible attraction of the park is the Rakotzbrücke, more popularly known as Devil’s Bridge.
The impressive arch bridge was built around 1860. During its construction, other peculiar rock formations were built on the lake and in the park. Devil’s Bridge is no longer open to the public to ensure its preservation. A unique feature of the bridge is that its reflection on the water’s surface creates a flawless circle, regardless of which side is being viewed.
Pack of Dogs Playing Cards by John Littleboy
John Littleboy is a self-proclaimed “artist of all things inky-dinky.” Littleboy studied at Rhode Island School of Design and graduated from Stanford University. He currently resides in San Francisco.
i!!!!!!!! want to!!!!! buy these!!!!!!
“… it only takes two facing mirrors to construct a labyrinth.”
- Jorge Luis Borges, “Nightmares” from Seven Nights, trans. Eliot Weinberger
They are both Theseus; they are both the Minotaur; hunting down the monster of each other inside their own personal mutually creative, mutually destructive, essentially transformative labyrinth.
Okay so here’s how Mili’s dressed when she lands in the Kobekan mountains with Ben (not pictured whoops). She was out looking for Jay, who’d been missing for a few days (Jay, in turn, was looking for Trapper, who’d been gone a week) and was dressed in her usual hunting gear.
With bonus Jay to get an idea of their respective heights and body types. Mili is taller and leaner than Jay is, but lycanthropy gives her a lot more brute strength. Jay is smaller and more nimble, and has had more training in hand-to-hand combat.
The blades are custom made in Dublin, hard steel with silver edges, and she carries three: two in easily-accessible hidden sheathes concealed under her jacket, and a small one in her left boot (she’s left-handed). She wears thin gloves to handle her own weapons because silver + werewolf = third-degree burns.
While Mili is your standard wolf in London - that is to say, she only shifts on the full moon and has no control over the process - arriving in Hetherev rattles the beast in her head in ways she is not quite prepared to deal with. Her existing issues with anger management can trigger partial shifts, which can be as inconsequential as gold eyes and pointed teeth to whole limbs shifting into their lycanthropic counterparts. The first thing she does after arriving in Kobekan is to tear apart a giant boar that dared hurt Ben (in front of a horrified Vincent).
Heth gear and summer festival outfits forthcoming! :D Along with a proper turnaround.