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Caitlin. 24. Occupation: figuring it out. Currently writing a novel. Owns a cat and three dogs.

thesylverlining:

Chameleon Moon is now available as an ebook through Amazon.

It’s finally happened, babies.

I can’t believe it. I’m so happy and excited and scared and this just seems surreal. I’m a published author, and it’s my weird book about queer and trans superheroes in a burning city and this is real, this is really happening, this is the real life, this is not fantasy. (Well, my book sort of is.) 

I think it’s especially fitting and amazing that my book comes out (ha) on National Coming Out Day. The entire cast is queer, some are trans, some are ace, and a lot have disabilities and mental or emotional disorders. I think it’s important representation… I just think it’s important. 

So. Amazing, lovely people of tumblr. I am asking you to read this book, and spread the word. I don’t ask tumblr for much, I try very hard not to, and when I do it’s important. This is important. Please, give this a try. If you can’t buy it, please signal boost it. I will be so, so grateful, and if you post about it or review it I will try to personally thank every single person who does.

I tried to write a book that would have helped me when I was young and scared and just figuring all of this gender and sexuality and brain stuff out. I needed something like this, something to hang onto like a life preserver that showed me I wasn’t alone and was capable of amazing things. (Parole itself, the burning city? It’s a literal representation of how chronic pain and an anxiety disorder feels. Stuff like that.)

Thank you so much for the attention and love this has already gotten. I want it to spread and help people and just. Do good. Help me do some good. Please. <3 

But above all thank you. THANK YOU so much. I am so grateful and would have never, ever gotten to this point without the love and encouragement I got here. Thank you.

We’re all superheroes. All of you living and growing and dealing with a world that does not love or appreciate you, most of all. Keep shining.

 - RoAnna Sylver

maseashford:

Books meme » Twenty male characters [2/20] | Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle) 

Gansey had once told Adam that he was afraid most people didn’t know how to handle Ronan. What he meant by this was that he was worried that one day someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves.

roussalka:

how byronic // a fanmix for leading men in literature who are mad, bad, and dangerous to know (in chronological order). listen.

one. people are strange / the doors (1967)
two. sympathy for the devil / the rolling stones (1968)
three. born under a bad sign / cream (1968)
four. all the madmen / david bowie (1970)
five. no quarter / led zeppelin (1973)
six. wilderness / joy division (1979)
seven. the shadow of love / the damned (1985)
eight. the boy with a thorn in his side / the smiths (1986)
nine. touch me i’m sick / mudhoney (1988)
ten. pennyroyal tea / nirvana (1993)
eleven. useless / depeche mode (1997)
twelve. i’m finding it harder to be a gentleman / the white stripes (2001)
thirteen. stormy weather / the kooks (2008)
fourteen. lonely boy / the black keys (2011)
fifteen. i want it all / the arctic monkeys (2013)

eldergrantaire:

thinking about the spectrum of female characters in asoiaf is so fascinating especially the way they relate to their femininity because they all respond in such wildly different ways

i mean the character with the most anger and resentment about her gender, who frequently out-and-out wishes she was a man and seems to loathe most women is not one of the more ‘masculine’ female characters like arya or brienne but cersei, who of all the female characters is probably one of the most overtly feminine and sexual in her appearance and the way she manipulates people around her.

whereas brienne, one of the most ‘masculine’ female characters in appearance and stereotypical behaviour, doesn’t seem to resent her gender the way cersei does. she wants to be a knight, but her internal monologue doesn’t have the same resentment towards her gender as cersei’s, she doesn’t try to ‘pass’ as a man and she dislikes it when people call her ‘ser’. she never expresses a wish to have been ‘born a man’ like cersei does. she also lacks cersei’s powerful internalised misogyny and has a certain amount of respect more traditionally feminine women (see her line about catelyn having ‘a sort of woman’s courage’).

speaking of catelyn, she’s fascinating to me because she’s one of the few (if not the only?) female characters who accept their prescribed societal role almost entirely, and find that fulfilling it comes to them naturally. she never resents or questions her assigned role as a wife and mother. in fact, she’s wholeheartedly committed to it, and many of her thoughts in her pov, mostly about brienne but also about arya, show the extent to which she has internalised the patriarchal westerosi view of women (‘is there any creature on earth as unfortunate as an ugly woman?’, having dresses made for brienne).

dany’s gender is used a certain amount in her political rhetoric, (‘mother of dragons’, ‘i am only a young girl’), but her struggles as a ruler come more from her cultural alienation from meereen, and she doesn’t tend to struggle as a military leader explicitly because of her gender. asha uses her gender in her own rhetoric as well (‘i am a woman wed…and here’s my suckling babe’), and she doesn’t seem uncomfortable with her gender the way cersei is despite being one of the more ‘masculine-acting’ women in the series. and like dany, she is able to command the respect of men and act as a military leader.

arya, another ‘masculine-acting’ female character, also identifies herself as female to the point of frequently correcting people who misgender her. her issues with her gender don’t direct themselves outwards at women in general like cersei, but manifest internally as feelings of inadequacy for failing to fulfil her prescribed role. she doesn’t hate feminine women, she wishes she could be like sansa and worries that her family won’t want her because she isn’t a ‘proper lady’.

idk i find it really interesting that none of the ‘masculine-acting’ female characters seem to out and out dislike women or femininity (let’s just quietly ignore the show in this regard because why have subtlety when you can have bullshit like ‘most girls are idiots’ and ‘you sound like a bloody woman’).

yeah there isn’t really a point to this i’m just so excited about the diversity of martin’s women it’s almost like women in this series are separate characters and not a monolith

opulentes:

WRITER LIFE

Inspiration and Writer’s Block

MUSIC

SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

Research Organization

Family Trees

Editing

Writing 

Timeline Makers

FORUMS, BOARDS, COMMUNITIES 

WRITING BLOGS

RESEARCH 

Culture

Terminology

Mental Illness

Crime

Survival

Self-Defence And Fighting

Death

Body Language

GENERATORS 

Names

Plots

Prompts

NOVELS

 ROMANCE

Sex

Kissing

WORLD BUILDING

PLOT

CHARACTERS

How To

Archetypes 

Depth

Questionnaires

Names

EDITING AND REVISION

Reference Materials

How To

Synonyms

Editing Services

Grammar

PUBLISHING

Querying

Literary Magazines

Publishing

ACADEMIC

General

Introductions

Body Paragraphs

Topic Sentences

Conclusions

Thesis Statements

Citing

Argumentative Essays

Writing About Poetry

Expository Essays

Research Papers

College Application Essays

Narrative Essays

What You Crave vs What You Need

  1. Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
  2. Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
  3. Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
  4. Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
  5. Cookies: Freudian psychology.
  6. Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
  7. Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
  8. Ice: The sweet release of death.
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