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Nini Theilade as Venus in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo’s Bacchanale, choreographed by Leonide Massine, with scenery and costumes by Salvador Dalí, circa 1939.

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I feel like a legit creep sometimes when I think about how old some of y’alls are.

Like, I’m not one of these I’M THE OLDEST PERSON ON THIS SITE GET OFF MY LAWN people because I’m not a total dumbass I’m only in my twenties and no one is ‘old’ until they’re literally retired but ‘older’ is relative, so.

But, like, teens having intelligent conversations weirds me out when I think about it even though I was a teen, once, having intelligent conversations, but the relativity is what does it because when I was a teen you guys were anklebiting little diaperfillers who couldn’t even begin to critically deconstruct an episode of Blue’s Clues.


P.S. I’m sure your dog walker’s cousin’s babysitter’s half-brother is a very lovely person, but the single life really isn’t the pit of despair that you think it is. Most of the time.

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Never apologize for your fluency in english.
If you have a different mother tongue, you are under no obligation to know english at all, let alone fluent english.
Never let anyone make you feel bad for not speaking proper english.
Be proud of your mother tongue.
Why should we learn their language when they mock and refuse to learn our own.


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40 Questions — Meme for Fic Writers


  1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
  2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
  3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
  4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
  5. Share one of your strengths.
  6. Share one of your weaknesses.
  7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
  10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
  11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
  12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
  13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
  16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
  17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
  18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
  19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
  20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
  21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
  22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
  23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
  24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
  25. What do you look for in a beta?
  26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
  27. How do you feel about collaborations?
  28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
  29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
  30. Do you accept prompts?
  31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
  32. How do you feel about smut?
  33. How do you feel about crack?
  34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
  35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
  36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
  37. Talk about your current wips.
  38. Talk about a review that made your day.
  39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
  40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).
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Much Ado About Nothing - Kitten AU

Oh. My. God.

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Tag: Books That Have Stayed With Me


In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

I was tagged by the-library-and-step-on-it

1. My Blue Country by O.R. Melling

2. Persuasion by Jane Austen

3. Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich

4. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

5. Longbourn by Jo Baker

6. Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson

7. Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy

8. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

9. Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark

10. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Tagging ardatli , tinyparlancer , hornblowers , xandertheundead , gloriousclio , wah-pah , lesquatrechevrons , faewithoutconsequence , odysseiarex , misscrawfords

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