REBLOG IF YOU ARE A WRITER ON TUMBLR

corrinalawson:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

eridansushi:

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT KIND OF WRITER YOU ARE YOU CAN BE WRITING: POEMS, FANFICS, IDK NORMAL FICS, NOVELS, SHORT STORIES, IDK ANYTHING!! JUST REBLOG!!!

< I AM WRITING SO MANY THINGS

I first called myself a writer when I was seven years old and never stopped. :)

Does meta count? I write a lot of meta, and interviews, too.

http://angryampersand.tumblr.com/post/83237179991/vespidaequeen-replied-to-your-post-im-googling

corrinalawson:

angryampersand:

vespidaequeen replied to your post “I’m googling around to find the best mystery comics and the #1 thing I…”

Oh god Identity crisis URGH NOPE

THE WORST

actually it has some nice moments in it, i guess, i won’t dismiss the ENTIRE comic but its resolution and preoccupation with grossness…

Warning: rant

Building on this, Identity Crisis is when DC Comics and I began to have our eventual break-up. I can’t believe Joss Whedon wrote the trade collection introduction to this “I brought a flamethrower just in case” crap. ::headdesk:: I wish Tumblr had been around back then. 

However, I did hear a story a long time back that the original villain of Identity Crisis was supposed to be GL Kyle Rayner having been driven over the edge by the death of his love, Alex (the original Women in Refrigerator), and the power corruption in the GL ring. But DC swapped that out at the last minute and instead we got Jean Loring going crazy for no reason. I’m not sure which was worse because, at the time, I couldn’t believe they’d let one of their heroes go so far insane as to murder innocent people. 

But the bottom line is that the murder and retroactive rape of Sue Dibny in which she had NO agency whatsoever set the tone of the DCU going forward from that time. 

I guess ID Crisis is retconned out by now because of the new 52. If so, it’s one of the very few good things about the new 52, which has the same or worse grimdark tone anyway.

/rant.

It was never the same with me and DC, too.

latitude53:

jkatheryn:

wearenotatthemall:

thezinemachine:

Zine Machine is still at Shelf Life Books in Calgary! Currently stocking:
AT HOME IN THE WILDERNESS
BEARS FUCKING KICK ASS
REAL NAMES OF RAP STARS
HOW YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR DIED
CATS CAN!
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR DOGS
THUG LIFE ACTIVITY BOOK
&
NOT AT THE MALL wearenotatthemall

submissions write to mail@smallghosts.ca

look! look!

Edmonton would appreciate one of these so much. Whoa this is a thing to daydream about now

We ran a zine vending machine in an old cigarette machine for Hardcopy last year. It’s sitting in our office, perhaps one day to run again?

Yes, bring back the cigarette zine machine!

deanplease:

:”I’m fairly certain that that mop is solely responsible for the 10th-season pickup.” -Jensen Ackles

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Leonine tresses.

Looking for a gay erotic illustrator! I have a book — three scripts for an 80-page collection — without an artist. 

dalelazarov:

Looking for a gay erotic illustrator! I have a book — three scripts for an 80-page collection — without an artist. Contact me at dalelazarov-at-gmail.com (change the -at- into a @ ) :)

petitpotato:

Right now I am badly stuck and I’m angry and frustrated. But I also know that sometimes, one has to take a big step and that even though it might not happen right away, good things will happen eventually. And don’t forget how rewarding it feels when you’ve finally climbed that stupid step!

The other day I saw your tweets about how a lot of the female empowerment message is mediated through guys. I agree with this completely, but I'm also concerned. Why? Well, I'm a guy myself and I want to be a writer. For years I've been improving on my writing of female characters and trying to make empowered female characters and spread that message. What are things I should avoid to make the message come out more properly and not filtered?

gailsimone:

I often get this nagging feeling that because I am talking about women and female characters and female creators so much, people might think I automatically have something against male creators.

I don’t. Every new writer is a blank slate to me, everyone gets a fair shot. Everyone is capable of doing good work until they show otherwise.

The gender someone calls themselves doesn’t bestow any magic powers or insight or ability. Some of the best writers of female characters identify as male and some of the worst do not. I would rather read a Greg Rucka female than a female by a merely average female author.

The fact that this is a concern to you is a good sign. Hopefully, it’s not JUST women characters that you want to represent well, because there are lots of other groups that have historically been marginalized and stereotyped as well.

It’s just that historically, a lot of the tropes of female characters have been repeated so endlessly that it is painful to the female reader.

Some things I hope people watch out for…

1) The Perfect Everything. Often, we see guys write female characters as without flaws. This isn’t really what we want…look at the books that have huge female audiences. We do not tend to embrace the perfect woman who never makes a mistake. You can make your females have flaws, just be honest about it and avoid making them similar to stereotypes of the past.

2) The Character With No Steering Wheel. Even more often, we see women who have no agency and no direction or motive of their own. These characters are solely dependent on following a man. I am not saying never write this person, but keep in mind if that is a character YOU would enjoy reading about.

3) The Mystery Of Woman is Bullshit. I hate this trope, the woman who is supposed to represent what mysterious, sexy, tantalizing but unknowable creatures women are. It’s a staple of noir fiction, and it always sucks. Women aren’t treasure maps.

There’s a lot more but that may help a bit. Good luck!

 
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