walkerxmonroe

writing tip #824:

fuckitfireeverything:

gr8writingtips:

killing characters off, while entertaining and perfect for emotionally devastating your readers, has become somewhat of a cliché. be more original without losing any of the heartbreak by having your characters all dead at the beginning, and one by one coming back to life as the story progresses, to their empty homes, broken families and meaningless existences

laeyele
laeyele:

some wippy stuffgod ive come full circle I remember in 11th grade I was like I NEED TO STOP LIKING ANIME  AND BE COOL FOR THIS LOSER IN MY CLASS    so i stopped drawing anime/cute ish and that was a good thing for me, because I learned a lot of anatomy stuff and how to make better poses than just anime eye balls. But now its like… im coming back to it kind of? but not in a terrible way I dont think

laeyele:

some wippy stuff
god ive come full circle I remember in 11th grade I was like I NEED TO STOP LIKING ANIME  AND BE COOL FOR THIS LOSER IN MY CLASS    so i stopped drawing anime/cute ish and that was a good thing for me, because I learned a lot of anatomy stuff and how to make better poses than just anime eye balls. But now its like… im coming back to it kind of? but not in a terrible way I dont think

walkerxmonroe
Writing and reading fanfiction isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of thinking critically about the media you consume, of being aware of all the implicit assumptions that a canonical work carries with it, and of considering the possibility that those assumptions might not be the only way things have to be.

At this late date, fanfiction has become wildly more biodiverse that the canonical works that it springs from. It encompasses male pregnancy, centaurification, body swapping, apocalypses, reincarnation, and every sexual fetish, kink, combination, position, and inversion you can imagine and probably a lot more that you could but would probably prefer not to. It breaks down walls between genders and genres and races and canons and bodies and species and past and future and conscious and unconscious and fiction and reality. Culturally speaking, this work used to be the job of the avant garde, but in many ways fanfiction has stepped in to take that role. If the mainstream has been slow to honor it, well, that’s usually the fate of aesthetic revolutions. Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever.

Anne Jamison. Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. 2013

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