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*Merrill voice* wOW Fenris you are so good at dealing with humans! I still have a lot to learn, I’m not good as you… I always feel like I’m annoying them! *3*
Also, you know how quickly news spreads in Kirkwall…
Much thanks to
and our illustrious illustrators!
Organizers for this project were
Together we’ve made a freely available zine focused on Caduceus Clay and our illustrators favorite recipes. Thank you all so much for your support!
I’ve been seeing posters for my city’s summer reading program for kids, and I thought I’d make one for fic readers, too.
Just because it isn’t published traditionally doesn’t mean it’s not a book. Let’s celebrate how much we read in our fandom spaces, too.
Visit this website for more information and to get a reading tracker. I’ve also made achievement badges to help you celebrate your reading goals.
This is just a starting point, so if there’s anything missing let me know.
And above all, happy reading!
Now with winter-themed badges!
For anyone who wants to track their fic-reading ❤
Listen. Listen. No one is ever going to be a better Bob Cratchit than Kermit the Frog.
no one is ever going to be a better Scrooge than Michael Caine, who treats the Muppets with all the respect they deserve as renowned veteran actors
According to a blip in the IMDB trivia section, Michael Caine told Brian Henson that he was going to play this as if he were in the Royal Shakespeare company. He was going to be the ultimate “straight” man in the world of puppets, running gags and humor.“Before production began, Sir Michael Caine told Brian Henson, “I’m going to play this movie like I’m working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. I will never wink, I will never do anything Muppety. I am going to play Scrooge as if it is an utterly dramatic role, and there are no puppets around me.” Henson replied “Yes, bang on!“” IMDb.com Trivia section
tis the season for this post to make the rounds again i guess
also actually to make another point: get a real life outside of this website. the way this website encourages you to constantly seek out problems with everything and to be in a constant state of wearing yourself down trying to appear as a perfect progressive activist all the time so people don’t “cancel” you isn’t healthy. a lot of the discourse people get into on this website does not exist in the real world. your friends and family are not going to “cancel” you if you don’t parrot back everyone else’s opinions perfectly. you are not obligated to put every single thing you enjoy under a microscope.
this website really encourages black and white thinking in terms of other people, ourselves, and the things we enjoy, and it’s not healthy. it’s good to be critical and conscious, but not so much so that you tear yourself down for not being perfect and can’t let yourself just have fun and enjoy stuff.
this also goes double for twitter
I don’t know how to explain the difference between reality and fiction to people like this. “They would have real feelings if they were real” - yes, but THEY’RE NOT REAL, and that is THE END OF IT.
If you argue like this, the ultimate consequence is that ALL FICTION IS ABUSE! Why? Because by creating it, you force the characters to do things, it’s that simple. The argument goes like this: “Real people should be able to act out their free will, so if the characters were real they should be able to act out their free will, not your story. I know they’re not real, but if they were, they wouldn’t want to do to the letter what you want them to do. Don’t write fiction, it’s abusing characters who’d want to do what they want if they were real, not what you want!”
CAN’T THEY SEE HOW RIDICULOUS THAT IS?
This! I sometimes get the impression people do think of fictional characters like in Toy Story, and it’s weirding me out. It’s a fun concept, but nothing more than that. Have I ever, for fun, imagined/pretended that all the characters in all the different imaginary worlds, in all fanfics etc. etc. are somehow really existent? Yes, when I was younger I absolutely did. Was I serious, did I actually believe it? NO, OF COURSE NOT!
They’re no more alive than a stone or a roll of toilet paper, damn it!