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The Casting Tide

Angela N. Hunt's Tumblr. Dunno. What do I do with it?
Oct 1 '14

nubbsgalore:

nappin lil woodland buddies. photos by (click pic) miroslav hlavko, dan galemaurizio libretti, mark loper, simon phillpotts and denis carl robidoux

Oct 1 '14
Oct 1 '14

Rosie Hardy

Web | Flickr

(Source: bookporn)

Oct 1 '14
"

October “Toby” Daye was in many ways my first “real” protagonist. She was complicated, she was sad, she was bruised and refusing to break, and she was not afraid to put her duty ahead of her desire to be liked. She bullied her way through the world she was created to inhabit, looking at every complication that stood in her way and saying “No, you move.” After a lifetime spent moving dolls through stories, it was like I finally had a real person to follow and document. I started writing her adventures, and sending them out to people I trusted to read and review. Midway through either the second or the third book—I don’t remember anymore—I got a note from one of my proofers saying “You can’t have Toby do this, she’s always been a little bitchy, but this makes her a total bitch. No one will like her if she does this.”

I panicked. I couldn’t write a series about an unlikeable character! I’d never get published, no one else would ever meet my imaginary friends, and everything I’d worked for my whole life would be over, all because Toby was unlikeable.

Then I took a deep breath, and wrote back to the proofer requesting that they do a find/replace on the .doc, and plug in the name “Harry Dresden” for every instance of “October Daye.” They did, and lo and behold, what had been “bitchy” and “inappropriate” was suddenly “bold” and “assertive.” A male character in the same situation, with the same background, taking the same actions, was completely in the right, justified, and draped with glory. He was a hero. Toby? Toby was an unlikeable bitch.

The proofer withdrew the compliant. I have never forgotten it.

"
Sep 30 '14

Personality Types When Killing People

  • ENTJ: I'm very sorry, you're going to die.
  • INTJ: I don't understand why hasn't anyone murdered you yet.
  • ESTJ: *rolls eyes*
  • ISTJ : I have prepared everything for your execution
  • INTP: Omg look at how cool that guillotine is! I bet your blood would be spewing out everywhere. Why are you so scared?
  • ENFP: Hey, you. Can you go kill someone for me?
  • ESFP: Let's make it medieval themed! This is exciting!
  • ISFP: I'll make a collage in your memory.
  • INFP: I'm sorry but... omg what a cute ant
  • INFJ: Your execution will be a lesson to everyone else.
  • ISFJ: I promise to take care of your children
Sep 30 '14

cubebreaker:

Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.

Sep 30 '14
"If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration."

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

I will always reblog this quote.  Hits way too close to home for me.

(via missbananafish)

The most salient part of this, to me, is the underscoring of the fact that there is no “right” college major where you’re guaranteed a job forever. Conservatives love to pretend college graduates working minimum-wage or freelance jobs just didn’t “pick the right major” - those foolish fools studied the arts or literature or something else frivolous, so they deserve crushing debt and no job security! No. There is no magical college major that will let you sidestep the jobless recovery.

(via teh-den)

(Source: criticalforest)

Sep 30 '14
maxkirin:

+ DAILY WRITER POSITIVITY +

#144
Write All The Things.
don’t settle for ‘genres’ or the settings people expect of you. Write whatever you want. Keep growing. Keep trying new things. Your imagination has no limits, and neither do you.

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maxkirin:

+ DAILY WRITER POSITIVITY +

#144

Write All The Things.

don’t settle for ‘genres’ or the settings people expect of you. Write whatever you want. Keep growing. Keep trying new things. Your imagination has no limits, and neither do you.

Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

Sep 30 '14
Sep 30 '14

gailsimone:

superasente:

Beautiful and flawless character designs by Jamal Campbell:

http://pryce14.deviantart.com/

REALLY pretty.