eartheld:

ahealthierlexie:

This is so powerful

YOOO

eartheld:

ahealthierlexie:

This is so powerful

YOOO

mswhich:

Here is my writing peeve of the day:

Stop telling people to stop using “said.” You see this advice all over the place. “Don’t use ‘said’! Use ‘muttered’ or ‘mumbled’ or ‘yelled’ or ‘shouted’ or ‘whispered’ or blah or blah or blah!”

OK, muttered and mumbled and yelled and shouted and whispered all have their places. They do. Sometimes that is what the character is doing, and you want to express that. Cool. But when every dialogue attribution is some new clever verb, it is VERY DISTRACTING. It pulls me out of the story. It reminds me, “oh yeah, I’m reading a story. The author is trying to be clever here.”

"Said" is an invisible verb. I sent the first couple of chapters of a new fanfic to a friend to look over the other day, and he said, "I love how descriptive you are. You don’t use boring words like ‘said’."

I used the word “said” 13 times in that excerpt. 13 times in only 2000 words. I feel like that’s actually kind of a lot. But he didn’t notice, because “said” is invisible. Your eye expects it, and so you skip right over it and you just notice the dialogue being spoken, instead of the dialogue attribution. 

I’m not a writing expert and I’m probably not even that great of a writer. But I’m a pretty good reader, and I can tell you that “said” is okay. Use “said.” Don’t be afraid of it. It will help you. It is your friend.

pvincess:

thedarkchocolatedandy:

sxeman69:

but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you

We (men) are not fucking sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. 
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. 
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. 
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. 
What is so fucking difficult about this concept?

^^^

pvincess:

thedarkchocolatedandy:

sxeman69:

but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you

We (men) are not fucking sharks!

We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct

We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. 

Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. 

Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.

Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. 

You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. 

What is so fucking difficult about this concept?

^^^

  • someone:

    we finish each other's s-

  • me:

    TEVE ROGERS

 Advice he’d give a 12-year-old version of himself"It might sound oversimplified, but I’d say, ‘Shhh.’ It’s so funny how noisy my brain is - it’s what it does, it makes thoughts. And the problem is, I think in most of our lives the root of suffering is listening to that brain noise and actually identifying with it as if it’s who you are. That’s just the noise your brain makes. And more often than not, it probably doesn’t have much to say that’s going to help you. I’ve felt my best are the moments that I’ve been able to pull that plug and say, ‘Chris … shhh … shhh.’ And it’s not quitting, it’s not giving up, it’s not washing your hands of the thought, it’s rising above it. All the time I’ve spent suffering as a result of brain noise, hours of my life wasted. So that’s what I’d say: ‘Shhh.’"

jiruchan:

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The Avengers and six of the brightest stars in our night sky.

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