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asexualthings:

Asexuality is an orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to any sex and/or gender. They do not feel an intrinsic desire to make sex a part of their relationships with other people. However they may still be able to experience other types of attraction, and desire relationships with other people.
Check out the following websites to learn more about asexuality, join in on the community, and/or help increase asexual visibility and education.
Asexual Visibility and Education Network
International Asexuality Conference(Worldpride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event) (June 28, 2014)
Asexual Things (asexual vis/ed tumblr blog)
Frequently Asked Questions
Asexuality Websites/Blogs/etc


Asexual Latin@s for the win! :D

reclaimingthelatinatag:

asexualthings:

Asexuality is an orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to any sex and/or gender. They do not feel an intrinsic desire to make sex a part of their relationships with other people. However they may still be able to experience other types of attraction, and desire relationships with other people.

Check out the following websites to learn more about asexuality, join in on the community, and/or help increase asexual visibility and education.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

International Asexuality Conference
(Worldpride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event) (June 28, 2014)

Asexual Things (asexual vis/ed tumblr blog)

Asexual Latin@s for the win! :D

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thefaceshekeepsinajarbythedoor:

things i need to do:

  • clean my room
  • get a college degree
  • learn how to have healthy relationships
things i want to do:
  • play with puppies and kittens
  • find someone cute to cuddle and make out with
  • drive to the ocean
things i actually am doing:
  • taking subpar selfies
  • running a semi successful blog
  • listening to sad songs and watching too much netflix

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lookatthewords:

WHO WILL BE WATCHING “MURDER” WITH ME RAISE YA HAND

lookatthewords:

WHO WILL BE WATCHING “MURDER” WITH ME RAISE YA HAND

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ”

librarianproblems:

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krocatoo:

Having to google internet slang your friend is using because you have no idea what the fuck it means.

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notyourexrotic asked: I saw that you commented on celestedoodle's Beauxbatons student post saying it inspired a character of yours - tell me more :D

I am currently writing a story with magic and one of my characters is Middle Eastern who has a white cat as her familiar. I saw that post and thought it was a perfect representation of her character.

celestedoodles:

a beauxbatons student inspired by this post 


Inspiration for one my main characters…

celestedoodles:

a beauxbatons student inspired by this post 

Inspiration for one my main characters…

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This reality is a bit harder to swallow: There are more white people in the US and Canada because the US and Canada were established using the systematic genocide of Native peoples, the theft of Native lands, and the labour of enslaved peoples in the past and immigrant peoples currently who were and are never meant to stay or survive.

And now you’re uncomfortable. Good.

When you accept and acknowledge that census figures reflect a long history of marginalization, it is preposterous to use these same figures as the benchmark to which you measure the inclusion of marginalized people.

— There’s a great piece in the Toast about representation and diversity (‘Proportional Representation’ Has No Place In Diversity Discussions by Léonicka Valcius) today. (via whineandbeer)

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Anonymous asked: I'm trying to do world-building for a fantasy novel, and while one of the continents is similar to Europe, I'm trying to avoid having either all of them just different shades of England while not having the other lands come across as "exotic".

writingwithcolor:

Avoiding Exoticification of Non-European Lands

This isn’t really a question, but the word “trying” lets me know that there is some troubleshooting to do.

An easy way to avoid exoticising your world is to have a diverse population. Just because it’s European-inspired doesn’t mean that there weren’t people of color during this time in real history. Perhaps in your world, while it may be uncommon for different ethnic groups to be living in a particular place, you can have a small community of people living in the area. 

Another way to avoid exoticising your world is to have your characters have a minimal reaction when encountering someone from another land. You could just simply have your character note the similarities and differences, but not dwell on them and move on. 

For example: “The royal family of the Fire nation had skin untouched by sun, a sign they weren’t accustomed to working like those from the Water tribe. Prince Zuko seemed to be an exception to this, the deep scar on his face proved that he had his fair share of hardship.”

This is not the greatest example, but it flows with the narrative and doesn’t dwell too long on description. Small descriptions sprinkled throughout the text such as hair texture, skin tone, features, etc… can work wonders.  

~Mod Najela

Writers shouldn’t fear criticism. Instead, they should fear silence. Criticism is healthy. It gets people thinking about your work and, even better, it gets them talking and arguing. But as for silence — it is the greatest killer of writers. So if you hate a book and want to hurt it — don’t talk about it. And if you hate my books — please, for God’s sake, shout it from the hills! — Robert Fanney (via maxkirin)

Taylor Jones as Mary Poppins and Alex Rodriguez as Bert in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Mary Poppins [x]

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