random thoughts while watching House of Cards,
I wish I was the President of the United States. Having a room full of people stand up when I walk into the room, call me Ms. President, and take pictures of me giving speeches in the Oval Office would definitely be a hell of a feeling. I know I’d do a better job than a lot of presidents we’ve had too…
The first law of fanfiction
I would like to propose a new law:
For every 3 chapters you read of any fanfiction, you must leave a comment/review.
Let’s face it: we all love those comments.
We may write the fics because we love writing them, but getting response from our readers is a very welcome bonus for all our hard work.
I know I’m just as bad as the rest of you, but from now on, I will try to live up to this law. I hope you will too.
(and on that note, I’ve got some pretty long fics on both Ao3 and FF…)
I really appreciate the diversity in female character design, especially when it comes to hairstyles, in this season of Legend of Korra. With the exception of Suki and the Kyoshi Warriors, for the longest time in ATLA as well as LOK, female character = long, straight hair. It was really bland, and I’m glad that the illustrators/ character designers mixed it up this season.
Your abuse matters
Your abuse does not have to be what you consider to be the most severe kind to matter.
Your abuse did not have to last years to matter.
Your abuse does not have to be worse than anyone else’s you know to matter.
Your abuse did not have to be something you were completely helpless to prevent in order to matter.
Your abuse did not have to endanger your life to matter.
Your abuse did not have to cause PTSD to matter.
Your abuser did not have to be cruel in every moment for your abuse to matter.
Your abuse did not have to break bones and leave scars to matter.
Abuse is abuse is abuse. You matter. What happened to you matters. It is not a competition. You do not have to have had the most tragic experience for your abuse to matter. It all matters
then there was the time I was crying on my boy and i eventually said, “It wasn’t so bad. I mean dad only hit me once or twice. mostly he just yelled at me.”
the boy said to me, “okay, but could you explain to that little crying ten-year-old boy you were that what he was going through wasn’t so bad because he’d only been hit once or twice?”
Random headcanon that I have: In my mind, Prince Iroh is gay. He will be the first Fire Lord in history to have a same-sex consort. Conservative traditionalists are baffled and enraged and predict the impending doom of the Fire Nation, but the Fire Sages preside over the marriage anyway.
When Iroh comes out as the first (openly) gay Fire Lord, it has this incredible effect on people all over the Fire Nation. Thanks to Iroh - and his family’s acceptance of his sexuality - gay people and their family members, friends, neighbors, the people in their life, come to realize that being openly gay is not shameful or dishonorable. More Fire Nation citizens feel free to come out, instead of keeping this aspect of their identity a secret.
I am so grateful for instant streaming on Netflix. Netflix’s existence is miraculous.
I will forever measure really expensive things by how many boxes of Chinese food or slices of pizza I can buy with that money.