"and I never thought
that I’d wake up
and be starving for you"
— Tegan and Sara, Beauty (via tanyaquin)
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October “Toby” Daye was in many ways my first “real” protagonist. She was complicated, she was sad, she was bruised and refusing to break, and she was not afraid to put her duty ahead of her desire to be liked. She bullied her way through the world she was created to inhabit, looking at every complication that stood in her way and saying “No, you move.” After a lifetime spent moving dolls through stories, it was like I finally had a real person to follow and document. I started writing her adventures, and sending them out to people I trusted to read and review. Midway through either the second or the third book—I don’t remember anymore—I got a note from one of my proofers saying “You can’t have Toby do this, she’s always been a little bitchy, but this makes her a total bitch. No one will like her if she does this.”

I panicked. I couldn’t write a series about an unlikeable character! I’d never get published, no one else would ever meet my imaginary friends, and everything I’d worked for my whole life would be over, all because Toby was unlikeable.

Then I took a deep breath, and wrote back to the proofer requesting that they do a find/replace on the .doc, and plug in the name “Harry Dresden” for every instance of “October Daye.” They did, and lo and behold, what had been “bitchy” and “inappropriate” was suddenly “bold” and “assertive.” A male character in the same situation, with the same background, taking the same actions, was completely in the right, justified, and draped with glory. He was a hero. Toby? Toby was an unlikeable bitch.

The proofer withdrew the compliant. I have never forgotten it.

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soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too
soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too
soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too
soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too

soupery:

these puppies believe in you, and you should too

(Source: protokol)

Okay.

(Source: ohyeahgames)

papercrow:

The Star

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Look, I made a tarot card for my Inquisitor! I tried to make my card fit in with the rest of the deck and, well… I tried.
I probably should mention that I got heavily inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s Morningstar for this piece (:

"My mom taught me one thing:
You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it."
— irishjulienne’s, saying i love you is not a habit  (via spuandi)

(Source: talkingoutsoft)


the seven bells of necromancy [x]

the seven bells of necromancy [x]

(Source: salmakia)

jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts. jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts.

jennytrout:

happychancla:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

YA’LL SO FUCKED UP

I love how a couple of them look totally thrilled with their awful haircuts.

jaybird-gaybird:

Now remember people, National Coming Out Day is on its way. If you “come out” on facebook as straight and/or cis, an ally, a brony, a fucking whovian, or anything other than a marginalized sexual orientation and/or gender identity, I will ram my boot so far up your ass you’ll be tasting Vans for weeks.

bedwyrssong:

clear-shot:

tired-and-uninspireddddd:

That’s just not how it works.

Actually that only makes it worse. 

Don’t to this, you patronizing dickheads. Who are you to decide who has the right to be sad? Who are you to decide which problems are important? Fuck off. 

That honestly makes me feel guilty and then I feel sadder and more depressed.