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A group of Christians showed up at a Chicago gay pride parade in July. They were holding up signs saying “I’m sorry that Christians judge you” “I’m sorry for how the churches treated you” and “I used to be a bible-banging homophobe, I’m sorry”… Agreement and acceptance are two very different things. Love thy neighbor.
I think there needs to be a lot more of this in the world, in every aspect of man-kind. I know it’s controversial, but I keep asking myself, wouldn’t Jesus do the same?
people need to ship whatever they want and move the fuck on instead of being annoying as hell in the tags and everywhere.
Step 1: Go someplace public with your laptop.
Step 2: Click HERE
Step 3: Press f11
Step 4: Start typing frantically.
Step 5: Make sure other people see your screen.
Step 6: ???????
Step 7: Profit
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again:
You are supposed to use “said” consistently. It is one of those words you are allowed (and encouraged) to repeat.
Why, you ask? Because your dialogue is supposed to speak for itself. What your character says should tell us the tone of the words, rendering most of the words listed above unnecessary.
Flipping through a copy of American Gods by Neil Gaiman: most dialogue is tagged with “said” or its interrogatory counterpart, “asked.”
What happens when you consistently avoid using the word “said” is that your readers will be focusing on the dialogue’s tags rather than the dialogue itself, which kinda defeats the purpose of dialogue. Seriously, imagine reading a book, and you’re reading an exchange of dialogue, and words like “upbraided” and “opined” kept cropping up.
Get my meaning?
There are exceptions, there always are, but I just hate that people feel like it’s some great sin to use the word “said.” No, it’s not, so stop it.
Oh, god, thank you, THIS. THIS THIS THIS.
when you think about it fanfiction is actually amazing
there are thousands of brilliantly written novel-length stories kids wrote from their own brains about characters and shows/books/movies they love all twined into the internet and other kids read these 50k+ stories in their own time and invest themselves in it
nobody’s being paid to write it and nobody’s being told to read it, people do it because they legitimately enjoy it
that is just kind of amazing
You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.
when an artist wants to show you their art
or a writer wants you to read what they’ve written
it’s quite often an expression of trust
because a poem or a story or a painting are often things that come from the heart
little pieces of the artists themselves
and if they’re willing to share it with you
you should appreciate it