There is a reason that most fanfiction authors, specifically girls, start with a Mary Sue. It’s because girls are taught that they are never enough. You can’t be too loud, too quiet, too smart, too stupid. You can’t ask too many questions or know too many answers. No one is flocking to you for advice. Then something wonderful happens. The girl who was told she’s stupid finds out that she can be a better wizard than Albus Dumbledore. And that is something very important. Terrible at sports? You’re a warrior who does backflips and Legolas thinks you’re THE BEST. No friends? You get a standing ovation from Han Solo and the entire Rebel Alliance when you crash-land safely on Hoth after blowing up the Super Double Death Star. It’s all about you. Everyone in your favorite universe is TOTALLY ALL ABOUT YOU.

I started writing fanfiction the way most girls did, by re-inventing themselves.

Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.
{UnWinona}: The Importance of Mary Sue  (via ultralaser)

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Dentist pulled the tooth out yesterday. But it’s always a good idea to demonstrate to your coworkers that you are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of pain.

Plus it’s always fun to see Tom faint.

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asylum-art:

Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett

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Born in Markham, Canada, Ellen Jewett took to shaping three-dimensional forms naturally at a young age. To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each of her sculptures’ personality springs forth.

In 2007 Ellen completed her post secondary education with a degree in Biological Anthropology and Art Critique from McMaster University. She had already started Creatures from El in 2005 and upon graduation plunged into it full-time.

Ellen continues to supplement her knowledge with professional courses and apprenticeships. She aspires to pursue graduate work in anthrozoology whilst maintaining her life as a studio artist.

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cyberteeth:

Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

The most powerful thing anyone has ever said to me: “You deserve to take up space.” 

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howell-lester-phanfics:

this will never not make me laugh

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  • baby: m... m...
  • mom: mama?
  • baby: mama...
  • mom: thank god it's not that meme
  • baby: just killed a man

posthawk:

Into the Wild (2007)

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feministprinc3ss:

i want this framed and above my bed tbh

feministprinc3ss:

i want this framed and above my bed tbh

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queerfabulousmermaid:

subwaysmells:

huffpostworld:

This gallant little boy comforted a classmate on her first day of preschool, and we’re not getting over it ever. 

See the full video here.

aw

they’re so cute my heart can’t take it

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alfredont:

THIS IS THE WHOLE PLOT TO MEAN GIRLS AND I DIDNT G ET IT UNTIL NOW. THANK YOU RACHAEL

alfredont:

THIS IS THE WHOLE PLOT TO MEAN GIRLS AND I DIDNT G ET IT UNTIL NOW. THANK YOU RACHAEL

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grimelords:

If you smell something too much will it stop smelling? Like you sniff all the smell particles up your nose? Do girls stop smelling good if you smell them too much? Is that why people get divorced?

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My name is Cricket and I live in a van down by the river

I'm 22, NH raised and a tattoo apprentice. I'm all mock bravado with arrogant hardness.

I'm loud and mean and full of problems. I am all social inadequacies. I have the balance and grace of a freshly dispensed calf. I'm really good at cutting my losses, burning my bridges, biting my lips and wasting my time. I like soft pretzels, camel crush, binge drinking, comedians on pandora, comic books, pakalolo, Gautama Buddha and cherry limeaids.

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