Technologically-challenged lush. Does have a name, but you can call me tonight.
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obligatory post mentioning the fact that i am going to reach through the interwebs and destroy groovyphilia
A tongue of lava oozes out from beneath the recently cooled crust of a flow. The silica contained within, reflects the early morning sunlight, giving its surface a glassy sheen.
Photo and caption credit: Bruce Omori
All his life Charles has chafed at the bonds of gravity that hold him bound to tiny and backwater Montressor, more at home in the sky on his solar surfer than on the ground, where he’s stuck working at his stepfather’s inn. His heart and soul yearn for the stars, and it’s his dream to one day be a spacer and sail across the cosmos on adventure.
The opportunity comes sooner than he ever imagined one night when a ship crash-lands on the inn’s front doorstep, carrying a dying pirate with a mysterious map and a dire warning: beware the cyborg.
[A Disney’s Treasure Planet AU]
holy SHIT guys
Day 2: Shitty couples costumes. Neither Charles nor Erik of are amused.
Guys. Please. The kids just want candy.
Btw, Lorna is with Steve and Sam the baby sitters.
On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process
Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer
Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start
Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”
Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.
Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.
That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.
A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.
The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write
Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”
i would never go with your suggestion to ‘mix’ caucasian characters in order to, to borrow your term, magically make them japanese because that is completely gross and extremely appropriative. so uh, wow, NO.
also, as i can’t pull up the fic myself right now, i believe you’re talking about Charles’ entrance speech, i.e. the first thing he says in the fic as he walks into the lecture hall of students? shinigami, death god, and soul reaper are all terms used in the manga to describe the characters, so i was just going by their usage there. i’ll happily stand corrected if you can provide a source on that not being the case. though, lol, i don’t think i trust you very much if you’re upset by that and not by the fact that you literally just told me to make white characters japanese.
*POITNS AT THIS ASK* HOLY SHITHIOSDFSD HOLY SHIT. IS THIS FOR REAL THOHOLY SHIT SHIHOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT