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ilyone: mydesignispeople: nyaruhodou: nyaruhodou: i know i say how much i love alison croggon all the time but…. i love this woman Edit: Since this post got really popular it would be awesome if y'all supported her by checking out her books! She does her best to be super inclusive and also her writing is beautiful and poetic. If you like fantasy, check out The Books of Pellinor, and if you like sci-fi, Fleshers is awesome!! in light of JKR once again being an utter garbage fire, here’s a fantasy author who actually is a good person Alison Croggon is amazing and one of my favorite authors ever. The Books of Pellinor are well-written, have a satisfying ending, and feature minority, female, and disabled characters. Ooooh I need to check her books !!!!  : ilyone: mydesignispeople: nyaruhodou: nyaruhodou: i know i say how much i love alison croggon all the time but…. i love this woman Edit: Since this post got really popular it would be awesome if y'all supported her by checking out her books! She does her best to be super inclusive and also her writing is beautiful and poetic. If you like fantasy, check out The Books of Pellinor, and if you like sci-fi, Fleshers is awesome!! in light of JKR once again being an utter garbage fire, here’s a fantasy author who actually is a good person Alison Croggon is amazing and one of my favorite authors ever. The Books of Pellinor are well-written, have a satisfying ending, and feature minority, female, and disabled characters. Ooooh I need to check her books !!!! 

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biandlesbianliterature: Every Bi & Lesbian Sci Fi or Fantasy Young Adult Book I’ve Read and Loved! This is just the bi & lesbian SFF YA books that I’ve read and recommend. For all genres, click here to see the full list at the Lesbrary. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (review) Love In the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (review) [Bisexual M/F] The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (review) The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta (review) Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (review) Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (review) Of Fire and Stars (review) and Of Ice and Shadows (review) by Audrey Coulthurst Dreadnought by April Daniels (review) and Sovereign (Dreadnought #2) by April Daniels (review) All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (review) Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha Adaptation (review), Inheritance (review), and Natural Selection (Adaptation 1.5) (review) by Malinda Lo Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (review) Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe (review) Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner (review) If you like what we do here and want to see more of it, support this tumblr & the Lesbrary on Patreon for $2 or more a month to get queer books in the mail throughout the year! : biandlesbianliterature: Every Bi & Lesbian Sci Fi or Fantasy Young Adult Book I’ve Read and Loved! This is just the bi & lesbian SFF YA books that I’ve read and recommend. For all genres, click here to see the full list at the Lesbrary. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (review) Love In the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (review) [Bisexual M/F] The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (review) The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta (review) Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (review) Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (review) Of Fire and Stars (review) and Of Ice and Shadows (review) by Audrey Coulthurst Dreadnought by April Daniels (review) and Sovereign (Dreadnought #2) by April Daniels (review) All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (review) Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha Adaptation (review), Inheritance (review), and Natural Selection (Adaptation 1.5) (review) by Malinda Lo Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (review) Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe (review) Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner (review) If you like what we do here and want to see more of it, support this tumblr & the Lesbrary on Patreon for $2 or more a month to get queer books in the mail throughout the year!
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“Creative” Writing: greyliliy ladyalexb Follow deadcatwithaflamethrower people l still want to stab over a decade ater Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha. He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction, like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value. I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and I used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow, like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated And it needs to be smashed #Writing #All types have their own value. #Queue 108,090 notes “Creative” Writing
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Creative Writing: I REALI FUCKIN IKE CAT deadcatwithaflamethrower OK people I still want to stab over a decade later: Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha". He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction" like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and l used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on. Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow", like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too. Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated. And it needs to be smashed. vocifersaurus neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip Creative Writing
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She-Ra: sorry-ipanicked So me dude bro on the internet talking about the new She-Ra reboot: Ugh SJWs are taking over cartoons and making them all preachy. I hate it when shows try to push an agenda on kids. Why can't they be like they used to be, you know? Original He-Man, looking straight at the audience: We had a lot of fun here today but you know what isn't fun? Judging others based on how they look. Not liking a person because he or she is a different race or religion is wrong. Also, plant a tree, and don't do drugs. bogleech Lou Scheimer was born to a German Jewish family and believed that his cartoons had a responsibility to teach children kindness and respect for everybody Back then there were also MILITANT divides between "boy's" and "girl's" entertainment but when he found out He-Man had at least a small following of little girls he pitched the concept of He-Man's sister She-Ra and was insistent she be as tough a warrior as her brother. He saw that girls actually did like scary" sword and sorcery and had a WHOLE EW FUCKING SHOW made so they could fee l acknowledged and have a heroine to look up to with her very own series er he would help design a whole new sci-fi fantasy setting with the most creative control he ever had, Bravestarr, and was adamant that the hero be a Native American man, the first ever in a starring role on a kid's action show He also wanted Bravestarr to be a positive role model by being a patient, gentle, soft spoken man who abhors violence and avoids using guns at all costs These cartoons are remembered as schlocky toy commercials and they ARE entertaining that way but real love went into them by a guy who wanted kids to grow up more sensitive and caring. Some of these same geeks crying about THE SJW'S were raised by even more bluntly progressive media than we've almost ever had and they didn't even know it Source: sorry-ipanicked 46,706 notes She-Ra
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A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem: foone Follow oone Here's the question I always have with universal translators in sci-fi: how do they know when to stop translation? Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and the human lists "the sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert" Alien: You just said "desert" six times. :43 AM-19 Jul 2018 756 Retweets 1,883 Likes 068 ロ756 ㅇ1.SK foone @Foone 24h ("Sahara" is Arabic for "desert". "Gobi is Mongolian for "desert, and "Kalahari is Tswana for "desert foone @Foone 24h Man, the aliens are going to think we're so bad at naming. Cause really, aren't Brit: Behold, the beautiful River Avon Alien: Ahh, the River River. You humans have such a knack for naming things. foone Foone 24h Here we are in Chad, looking upon the mighty Lake Chad! Ahh yes, the land of Lake, bordering the Lake Lake. Another fine human name." foone @Foone 24h And here's Nyanza Lac, in Burundi. As you can tell by the fact that it's named Lake Lake in Bantu & French, it's a la... actually this one's a city. A city named Lake Lake strange-emily I found this thing on Facebook... and l fell down the Humans Are Weird hole yet again. ( first did before I even started my blog - Pinterest is sooo full of these posts! And I keep falling down it from time to time, when I discover something new) sirthane You could do it like Douglas Adams with some device that reads brainwaves (or whatever jargon you choose) and translates the intended meaning of the words according to the speaker. In this context, for instance, the speaker intends the word Sahara to mean the name of the place, so the translator would translate it accurately as Sahara Desert. I've thought about things like this before. Mostly about the common rip at ghost hunter shows and movies about how a x00 years old German castle has ghosts that speak perfect, crystal clear, modern English. My thoughts on a plausible explanation were that an apparition would not physically speak by causing vibrations in the air. Rather, consider the possibility that they instead push thoughts into the minds of those it interacts with causing them to experience the sensation of hearing and seeing them as a means to communicate Your brain receives thoughts of the meanings and concepts the being intends to convey. That's why you hear them in your native language, no matter what you speak or where you're at. This also comes with the bonus of explaining why proof is never found on audio or video recordings. The sights and sounds you perceive didn't actually physically happen. You could also reasonably argue that they'd still be able to interact with (push) physical objects with strong enough emotions through some means (depending on canon) while communicating in this manner by saying that expanding and contracting the air in such a way to create the sound of voice with intelligible words would require far too much precision and control ldk. It's fun stuff to think about. Source:strange-emily #brain waves #translation #ghost echnology #humans are space australians #humans are insane #humans are space oddities #humans are space orcs #humans are weird #humans 16,100 notes A neat solution to a worldbuilding problem

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fuckingconversations: nkfloofiepoof: redseeker: deathcomes4u: peaceheather: caitlynlynch: Adding to this because of @illogicalilse‘s tags “ #*steeples fingers in-front of face*#i’ve read fanfiction longer than all of these “ “Over 150,000 words = Epic Fanfiction” Yeah, what do you call 400k? Insanity @devcon03 I remember you were wondering about this. friendly reminder that fanfic authors write full length novels for free, and all most of us ask in return is exposure in the form of recommendations, reblogs, and feedback Not just full length novels, but full-length BOOK SERIES. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stones was 76,944 words.Eragon was 157k wordsThe Hobbit was 95,022.words (and yes, those 22 at the end are very important words~) Anyway, please PLEASE review, comment, and share the fanfictions you like. These authors are, for free, giving you hours and hours and hours of entertainment. Thank them. : WORD COUNT GUIDE FOR FICTION CATEGORY AVERAGE WORD COUNT FLASH FICTION SHORT STORY NOVELETTE NOVELLA NOVEL 300 TO 150O WORDS 1500 TO 750O WORDS OR 5.0OOO TO 10,00O WORDS FOR LONG SHORT STORIES 7,500 TO İ 7,500 WORDS 17,500 TO 50,000 WORDS 40,00O TO 110,00O WORDS 50,000O TO 100,000 WORDS ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT NEW ADULT SCI-FI/FANTASY THRILLER/MYSTERY HORROR URBAN FANTASY PARANORMAL HISTORICAL MIDDLE GRADE 50,00O TO 80,000 WORDSS 60,000 TO 85,000 wWORDS 90,000 TO | 20,000 WORDS 70,00O TO 90,000 WORDS 80,00O TO 100,000 WORDS 70,00O TO 90,000 WORDS 85,00O TO 1O0,000 WORDs 80,000 TO | 20,000 WORDS 20,00O TO 50,000 WORDS Share Image fuckingconversations: nkfloofiepoof: redseeker: deathcomes4u: peaceheather: caitlynlynch: Adding to this because of @illogicalilse‘s tags “ #*steeples fingers in-front of face*#i’ve read fanfiction longer than all of these “ “Over 150,000 words = Epic Fanfiction” Yeah, what do you call 400k? Insanity @devcon03 I remember you were wondering about this. friendly reminder that fanfic authors write full length novels for free, and all most of us ask in return is exposure in the form of recommendations, reblogs, and feedback Not just full length novels, but full-length BOOK SERIES. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stones was 76,944 words.Eragon was 157k wordsThe Hobbit was 95,022.words (and yes, those 22 at the end are very important words~) Anyway, please PLEASE review, comment, and share the fanfictions you like. These authors are, for free, giving you hours and hours and hours of entertainment. Thank them.
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