please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.
queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.
*SHOUTING TO THE HEAVENS*
I A M F U C K I N G S C R E A M I N G
That was intense.
Just in case you needed any more proof of why feminism is still a fucking necessity.
Go watch her play the cover HERE and tell me she isn’t fucking talented as fuck… on another video of hers, where her cleavage isn’t in plain sight, comment after comment is “where are the boobs?!”
Reblogging to give her some proper publicity. She really is amazing at that guitar.
People wonder why I am a feminist. These guys are disgusting
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
#reblog again*Lemongrab voice* UNACCEPTABLE
Transparent Tiana gif for all your transparent Tiana needs
I made a bisexual pride flag melted crayon art, just for fun and thought I’d share! :) (Sorry, it’s kinda horrible and a mess, bleh)
I make art for fun, so if anyone wants it for whatever reason, just message me.
it’s weird how straight boys will find out that a girl is bisexual and then think that girl wants to fuck them with another girl. And if they find out a guy is gay they think that guy wants to fuck them.
No one wants to have sex with you. You are are not cute. At all.
Genre: YA science fiction
Nicole is part of a breakdancing group in New York City—and is madly in love with Zin, another member. They’ve been friends for years and she’s always been drawn to the way he moves and talks. He seems to like her as more than a friend, too, so why haven’t they become a couple? Zin seems determined to keep her at a distance even though he cares for her just as she cares for him. It turns out he has a very old secret—a part of his life he doesn’t want Nicole dragged into. The lure of what his life can give her is tempting, and dangerous.
It took a few chapters for Raven to get me hooked. It started slow, and although the breakdancing aspect was certainly unique, I didn’t know enough of the language to visualize their moves in my head. When the characters are introduced, Zin and Nicole are already close friends in love with each other, so we also don’t see their relationship develop over time. Still, Van Diepen does a good job making us believe the relationships Nicole has with Zin and her other friends are real. When the magic is finally introduced, it is explained in a clear and understandable way. The mythology of the magic made the novel an interesting and original read, and the ending was certainly unexpected! Overall the fresh take on the fantasy/sci-fi genre made this book a worthwhile read. I would recommend it to people who love a romantic story with a unique mythology on eternal love.
Creative Writing Analysis: Dialogue Tags
There were basically no dialogue tags in Raven. Only on rare occasions would Van Diepen tag dialogue—even with simple tags like “he said” or “she told me,” etc. Most of the time this wasn’t a problem. Descriptions of the characters’ actions during their speech usually worked out fine—it gave a sense of what the speaker’s feelings were at that moment, rather than saying “she said sadly” or something similar. However, the scarcity of dialogue tags sometimes made it hard to follow who was speaking. Unless I was paying attention and remembering who would be most likely to say which things, I could get lost in who was saying what. Not only was it a problem when I wasn’t keeping track during a two-person conversation, but sometimes Van Diepen would do it even with groups of larger people. With larger groups talking and exchanging conversation, every line should be tagged with the speaker. Yes, a character’s voice is sometimes unique enough to distinguish it as their words, but it’s better to be safe than sorry—especially when more than two people are having a conversation. At the same time, not every line needs a dialogue tag of “Sam said” or “Alice whispered.” Some dialogue can stand alone without help. It shouldn’t be incredibly common, though, and it’s better to add too many than too few to help the dialogue sections flow smoother. Clarity is the most important aspect of a good novel. Some writers hate special tags like “he screamed” or “she hissed,” but the simple ones like “he said” thrown in a few more times help more than they harm. You never want to confuse your reader and make them reread a whole section of dialogue in order to keep track of the current speaker.
Van Diepen, Allison. Raven. Simon Pulse. 2010. 279 p. 978-1-4169-7468-0