guardians of the galaxy + text posts (x)

(Reblogged from 148km)




The Amazing Velvet Mace’s Genius Diagram about why some fanfiction stories are crazy popular while others, which may be technically better, are not so popular.

The original post is here, and I think it should be considered pan-fandom required reading. I bow to her genius. Everyone study this diagram and internalize it.

All hail Velvet Mace.

I love how she draws the distinction between intellectually satisfying fiction and emotionally satisfying fiction. As she so perfectly puts it: “Being an English major exposed me to plenty of stories where unpleasant and miserable people interact in a highly realistic and nuanced way. Being an avid reader, I’ve also encountered “Sex Pollen turns adorable canon characters into tentacled luv sluts.” And, I don’t know about you, but while I may discuss the first readily in public, it’s the second one that keeps me up until 1 am.”

Sometimes you want to see your faves interacting with other characters in a highly realistic and nuanced way. That’s a good thing. But don’t feel bad if you boot up the computer and think ‘nah, I’m not feeling for highly realistic right now, had a gutful of reality today. I just want to see my precious bb as a tentacle luv slut’.

Four for you Velvet Mace, you go Velvet Mace.

Not to mention that the turn toward “difficult to read = Quality Literachoor” was a deliberate (and deliberately political) turn as literature studies got off the ground at the turn of the last century. (Trufax: as a discipline, the English major is a pretty new thing, relatively speaking.) English lit has always struggled with its place in the academy and with justifying its existence, hence the distinction between “high” and “low” culture. This is a very class-charged and freighted distinction, and was pretty well artificial from the beginning. Then you got the Modernists (e.g. Eliot, Pound-that-fascist-bastard) who deliberately set out to write extremely challenging, difficult to understand works, because literature was a thing (they felt) that should not be easily accessed by just anyone. You ought to need a solid grounding in the Classics, plus two or three languages in addition to English, plus the time and intellectual energy to untangle and decipher their writing. In other words, literature wasn’t for everyone—it was for the intellectual and cultural elite, and if you didn’t happen to enjoy that stuff or have the cultural capital to be able to access it, well, too bad you’re not awesome like we are. 

This is not to say that the Modernists aren’t worth reading, if that’s your thing, but the idea that good=difficult is one of their legacies and is one that should not be allowed to pass unchallenged. 

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A bit late “kiriban” Sandy/Blacklight sketch request for ask-aquariusmanta who was my Xth follower!
It’s not exactly to the detail but hopefully still good enough!

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During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

(Reblogged from blackspaceoverture)

At age nine, Robert Lutece informs his mother that he plans to become a scientist. She smoothes his hair back and kisses his forehead and tells him that he is the most intelligent boy in the world – that for him, nothing is impossible. The world is his oyster. For his birthday he receives a high-quality microscope and a bookshelf brimming with brand new science textbooks.

At age nine, Rosalind Lutece informs her mother that she plans to become a scientist. Her mother laughs and pats her on the shoulder – tells her that laboratories are hardly the place for a young lady like herself. Science is dangerous work, after all. Bold aspirations are unseemly. For her birthday she receives a new pair of shoes and a green ribbon for her hair, which she promptly throws in the garbage.

The only difference between them is a chromosome, Rosalind says. But a chromosome, it seems, can make all the difference in the world.

Relativity by Orix (via kisu-no-hi)
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Jack Frost + Text Posts

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i needed to punch my paranoia in the face and also practice drawing wolves so I took both of them out in one swing

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free! + text posts


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Ovate by Audrey Cantwell x Joanna Szkiela

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I do not want a world without Toothless.  

From The Complete Book of Dragons by Cressida Cowell.

(Reblogged from blackspaceoverture)