What Can't Be Said Aloud Can Be Written

I'm Ian, a 20 year old college girl with a random assortment of interests and the urge to write my ideas about said interests down, so expect links to stories to pop up from time to time. NOTE: Current main interest is ? I don't know. What I can say is this, I have every intention of finishing up my current Glee fics & a few of the ones planned. After that, I'm a little meh about it. I want to dabble in other fandoms a bit, like Rizzoli & Isles and Harry Potter. And other random things. My askbox is always open.

Aug 28

actualhumandisaster:

necroshelley:

I love how the whole “babies from bone marrow” thing is making people go “this makes men unnecessary” and men are getting so upset

it’s really fucking annoying to be deemed unnecessary and reduced to something like whether or not you can procreate

isn’t it

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todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

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Aug 27

"Being Poor Is the Pitts"

electrictwizist:

electrictwizist:

or, Bella’s Attempt to Beg Money from her amazing beautiful Tumblr Followers.

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I realize how long this is. Please read it anyway. I’m also going to make a tag “bella needs your help” on my tumblr and I’ll keep you posted. I know the idea of this having any sort of reaction is so small but IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I need this to have hundreds of notes. It needs to be said.

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So.

I hate the idea of doing this with every fiber of my being. And it’s a completely self-inflicted problem. If any of my friends asked me to borrow money just on video games and booze, or pizza, or literally anything, I’d give them money with no problem. (And, to be honest, maybe that’s part of the reason why I’m in this mess to begin with.)

What mess, Bella?

A few years ago, I was in a car accident. Because of that, I had to buy a new car. Instead of using the insurance money to buy a used car completely, I was nudged and convinced by a car salesman to buy a used car and continue to pay it off. This was a mistake. Since then, I’ve had jobs that pay me little to nothing. This isn’t a problem unique to me. But what happens from that is that I pay things at the expense of other things. If I pay my phone bill, my car insurance gets impatient. If I pay my car insurance, my car payment calls once a day. If I pay off my car, my phone gets cut off.

Oh, and if I buy food, pretty much everything goes out the window.

I’m blessed enough to be living under a roof where I don’t have to pay rent, outside of running errands for my sister, otherwise I don’t know what sort of life I’d be living at this point.

Well, that’s sad. But what’s wrong now?

I thought I was balancing everything better than I actually was. Monday afternoon, I came home to a letter from my car financing saying that if I don’t pay the rest of the car loan off, they will take my car.

To give perspective, my job is a delivery driver. If I lose my car, I lose my job. They ~might~ give me an inshop position, but that’s unlikely. Also, considering almost a hundred percent of what I provide for to my rent-free living is car based (driving sister to school, going to the store, etc), as much as they say otherwise I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to live here. So I’ll lose my car, job, and home in the blink of an eye.

Shit.

Shit indeed, vague disembodied bold voice. But, there’s hope. (Okay, no, there isn’t.) But this is where I’m at right now.

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UPDATE: I have one day left and only $162 dollars to find after the amazing donations of yesterday! Then, I’ll be halfway paid off and they won’t try to take my car for another two weeks. 

Right now, I have $734 dollars. I have to call tomorrow morning with $896 dollars. I’m so close, you guys, but I can’t do this without your help. Any official loan service won’t help me and I don’t have enough time to make money off of selling my stuff (I’m going to have to do that when I try to find money for the second half.)

Please help. Reblogging alone is amazing.


Aug 26

"Being Poor Is the Pitts"

electrictwizist:

or, Bella’s Attempt to Beg Money from her amazing beautiful Tumblr Followers.

-

I realize how long this is. Please read it anyway. I’m also going to make a tag “bella needs your help” on my tumblr and I’ll keep you posted. I know the idea of this having any sort of reaction is so small but IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. I need this to have hundreds of notes. It needs to be said.

-

So.

I hate the idea of doing this with every fiber of my being. And it’s a completely self-inflicted problem. If any of my friends asked me to borrow money just on video games and booze, or pizza, or literally anything, I’d give them money with no problem. (And, to be honest, maybe that’s part of the reason why I’m in this mess to begin with.)

What mess, Bella?

A few years ago, I was in a car accident. Because of that, I had to buy a new car. Instead of using the insurance money to buy a used car completely, I was nudged and convinced by a car salesman to buy a used car and continue to pay it off. This was a mistake. Since then, I’ve had jobs that pay me little to nothing. This isn’t a problem unique to me. But what happens from that is that I pay things at the expense of other things. If I pay my phone bill, my car insurance gets impatient. If I pay my car insurance, my car payment calls once a day. If I pay off my car, my phone gets cut off.

Oh, and if I buy food, pretty much everything goes out the window.

I’m blessed enough to be living under a roof where I don’t have to pay rent, outside of running errands for my sister, otherwise I don’t know what sort of life I’d be living at this point.

Well, that’s sad. But what’s wrong now?

I thought I was balancing everything better than I actually was. Monday afternoon, I came home to a letter from my car financing saying that if I don’t pay the rest of the car loan off, they will take my car.

To give perspective, my job is a delivery driver. If I lose my car, I lose my job. They ~might~ give me an inshop position, but that’s unlikely. Also, considering almost a hundred percent of what I provide for to my rent-free living is car based (driving sister to school, going to the store, etc), as much as they say otherwise I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to live here. So I’ll lose my car, job, and home in the blink of an eye.

Shit.

Shit indeed, vague disembodied bold voice. But, there’s hope. (Okay, no, there isn’t.) But this is where I’m at right now.

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rachelboory:

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Aug 25
maryfrakkingmcdonnell:

hope2x:


Friendly reminder. 

This woman right here, is the woman people blame for not escaping. For not fighting against the marriage to the KING. People hate this woman and blame her, this one right here, for being so broken that she didn’t risk DEATH by leaving her royal husband. They blame her for being unable to deal with the gruesome murder of her true love before her very eyes. They blame her for being lost and confused and unable to cope. 
Look at her. Just imagine watching your only hope killed in front of you and then without a second to grieve, you’re shoved into a marriage with a man as old as your own father. Not only that, but the actual king. The one with the most power of anyone in the land. 
People blame this innocent woman right here for not running. For not managing to deal with the grief of her lost love instantly and risking life and limb to gain her freedom. 
Love her or hate her, that is your prerogative. But this woman in this moment was innocent and deserved nothing that was done to her or the manipulations she faced there after. 

I think we’re forgetting an important aspect here. Regina DID try to flee. 

Her mother literally cursed her.  She created a spell that would not allow Regina to leave her husband.  She was bound to him in every way imaginable/unimaginable. 

maryfrakkingmcdonnell:

hope2x:

Friendly reminder.

This woman right here, is the woman people blame for not escaping. For not fighting against the marriage to the KING. People hate this woman and blame her, this one right here, for being so broken that she didn’t risk DEATH by leaving her royal husband. They blame her for being unable to deal with the gruesome murder of her true love before her very eyes. They blame her for being lost and confused and unable to cope. 

Look at her. Just imagine watching your only hope killed in front of you and then without a second to grieve, you’re shoved into a marriage with a man as old as your own father. Not only that, but the actual king. The one with the most power of anyone in the land. 

People blame this innocent woman right here for not running. For not managing to deal with the grief of her lost love instantly and risking life and limb to gain her freedom. 

Love her or hate her, that is your prerogative. But this woman in this moment was innocent and deserved nothing that was done to her or the manipulations she faced there after. 

I think we’re forgetting an important aspect here. Regina DID try to flee. 

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Her mother literally cursed her.  She created a spell that would not allow Regina to leave her husband.  She was bound to him in every way imaginable/unimaginable. 


lextenou:

jcatgrl:

copperbadge:

persinetteinthetower:

moriartythetease:

So what happens if two people who have promised their firstborn to separate witches have a child together? Do they both just pop up in the nursery and have a custody battle?

I need a book about a little girl whose parents had promised their firstborn to different witches and the only way that both ends of the deal were fulfilled was for them to have joint custody of the child.

I love it!

And then the witches, forced to share a cottage while raising their joint stolen child, fall in love…

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slaughteroftheweeaboos:

ppl my age have children what the hell i am a children

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racethewind10:

ejacutastic:

Because nothing is more important than protecting our kids. Thanks BACAI !

They are also a  501-C-3 charity and run on donations. You can find their donation page here

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stars-inthe-sky:

shes-a-voodoo-child:

last-snowfall:

initiala:

tygermama:

last-snowfall:

tygermama:

last-snowfall:

Steve Rogers as a guest on Sesame Street. With Super Grover.

YEEESSSSSS

"Hi, I’m Captain Steve Rogers - "

"And I am SUUPER GROVEEER! *CRASH* … I meant to do that.”

" …and we’re here to talk to you about the word ‘responsibility.’"

And after Tony and Clint tease Steve, asking him for Kermit’s autograph

Until two autographed pics show up

I want to take a moment to imagine all of the Avengers making an appearance on Sesame Street. This is very important to me.

It doesn’t take much for Steve to get on board with this. He’s THRILLED with easy public access television for children, especially when he learns that the original concept for Sesame Street came from creators wanting to target urban kids who might not have access to early learning because of their money status. Steve, in fact, makes multiple appearances on Sesame Street. He finds ways to help support them, and increasing support for international versions of Sesame Street. (he’s also made an appearance or two on the PBS funding drive circuit)

Once he finds out how popular his episodes are, he talks the others into going on.

Thor is also really easy to get on board, though at first the creative team isn’t so sure what to do with him. Then Thor opens up about Loki, so they do a special with Baby Bear and Curly Bear about the importance of always being open and honest with your siblings. Thor also inspires the creative team to come up with Muppet characters who are adopted or foster children, as they’ve been lacking in that area.

Bruce is hesitant at first, especially since his experiences aren’t always relatable to children. Steve brings him to the creative team, and he’s presented with a special with Big Bird. Big Bird breaks Susan Robinson’s new flower pots, and Bruce tells him about how sometimes big mistakes happen, but you have to be honest with the people around you, and they’ll still love you in the end. Bruce doesn’t find out that Natasha is the one who suggested the theme.

Clint is a little wary at first, but then decides to just go for it. He tells the creative team that he’ll be up for anything, and so his episode is also the introductory episode for a new deaf Muppet, a little girl named Francis who loves books.

Tony and Natasha are both adamant about not appearing on the show; neither one of them are good enough for it. Tony makes as many excuses as he can; he even throws multiple fundraisers to put enough funds into the Sesame Workshop’s accounts to help them through the next decade or so. But Steve is relentless, showing him pictures of kids in homemade Iron Man suits, telling him how important it is for kids to see their heroes be relatable. Finally, Tony agrees, and he teaches Elmo what the word “science” means.

And then there’s Natasha. Steve has to work on her for almost two years, following his first appearance on the show, and she keeps putting it down. She’s not a role model for kids, she’s got a terrible past, no one should be like her; Steve hears every excuse in the books, but all he hears is more reasons for her to go on. Natasha tells him that little girls who might be in her old shoes aren’t watching public access TV. Steve tells her it doesn’t matter, girls of all ages need to hear her talk. Finally, mostly to shut him up, Natasha agrees, and she’s given a special with Abby Cadabby, Zoe, and Rosita; they talk about how no matter what happens to you in life, you can always change what happens to you as long as you’re brave enough.

After Natasha’s episode airs, the team is called down to the studio, and they get a group picture with all of the cast and the Muppets. Each one of the team keeps that photo somewhere secret.

A+ excellent addition would reblog again. (“Mr Tony! Mr Mr Mr Tony!” “Yeah?” “What is the difference between doing science and making a mess?” “Well, Elmo, there is one important difference. With science, you write down what happened, and do it again.”)

I can’t hear you, my heart just grew three sizes.

Everyone, please read this fic: It Starts Out Like an A-Word (As Anyone Can See)

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Anonymous said: So, I'm writing a story, and I really feel as if the side-characters are getting more attention and spotlight time than the actual main character. Any tips or advice?

characterandwritinghelp:

This can be defined as Designated Protagonist Syndrome, or Vanilla Protagonist. Sometimes, the cause is that your supporting cast is more interesting or dynamic than your main character. This is not always a bad thing, but for the sake of argument and completeness:

  • Develop your main: Check the character development tag for more specific, in-depth advice on developing characters. Here is a quick guide for three-dimensionalizing characters, as well as the quizzes tag for good measure. Perhaps one reason your main character is getting less “screentime” than your others is that they are less completely fleshed-out than the others.
  • Look at your characters: Is the character you call your main character actually the main character? Or are they a peripheral character through which you are telling the story? Would they even be suited to the role of a side character? Clarifying the role of all the characters in the story, including your main, can help you identify where and why your main is not getting the attention they need. A paradigm shift might be in order, if a peripheral main/narrator is not your cup of tea.
  • Develop your plot: Take a look at your plot alongside your characters as you start defining the characters’ roles. Does a lot of the action happen to or because of a given character? Are certain characters absent for key moments? Are there any characters who are present for some parts, but missing from other critical points? Do the characters who fit some of these criteria count as “main” characters in your story? Your plot may need some reworking in order to bring your main character forward.

Remember that it is not a bad thing to have developed minor characters, and that nothing you write is set in stone (at least, until it hits the printing press/goes live online/you carve it into granite to preserve for future generations). You can change around the order of your story, mess around with the plot and conflict, and rework it as much as you need to in order to make everything work. If something is proving problematic, change it! It might lead you somewhere good.

-Headless


dreaminghermione:

Harry Potter AU in which Fred and George are in different houses and they steal and wear each others ties whilst doing stupid things in hope of the others house losing points

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