help I’m in too deep with this stupid high school AU„,
feat. tony stark’s awkward teenage facial hair
Friends sometimes ask, “Don’t you get lonely sitting by yourself all day?” At first it seemed odd to hear myself answer No. Then I realized that I was not alone; I was in the book; I was with the characters. I was with my Self.
Not only do I not feel alone with my characters; they are more vivid and interesting to me than the people in my real life. If you think about it, the case can’t be otherwise. In order for a book (or any project of enterprise) to hold our attention for the length of time it takes to unfold itself, it has to plug into some internal perplexity or passion that is of paramount importance to us. That problem becomes the theme of our work, even if we can’t at the start understand or articulate it. As the characters arise, each embodies infallibly an aspect of that dilemma, that perplexity. These characters might not be interesting to anyone else but they’re absolutely fascinating to us. The are us. Meaner, smarter, sexier versions of ourselves. It’s fun to be with them because they’re wrestling with the same issue that has its hooks into us. They’re our soul mates, our lovers, our best friends. Even the villains. Especially the villains.
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
Highly relevant to fandom writers.—
No one stands in the way of Ironfrost!
|they called the xkit guy racist because on his blog he was venting about some issues going on in his country in a way an american for example would be like "ugh i hate americans" and someone found it and started spreading rumors that he was a racist. he explained it sorta on the xkit blog so people would know what's up|
omg okay i read the blog post and the guy literally defended the people who made the post and asked only that people stop reblogging it :c
i am deeply saddened by this behavior
what kind of dystopian nightmare world do we live in where people think it’s okay to be dicks to the xkit guy
Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.