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P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”(via ninjoc)
I’m pissing myself laughing at the Beatles fans who are saddened that Kanye West might make an album w/ Paul McCartney because now they’ll be left with the age old challenge of being a classic rock fan, "should I stick with my racially bias opinion of music or admit that rap is a legitimate art form?" I can hardly wait for all the cry babies I’m jerking off rn just thinking about it
i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add
like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?
In 15 seconds of dialogue Francis Wilkerson sums up what’s wrong with how women are criticized in our society and it’s great
I literally remember when this aired and something clicked in my head. He was putting to words what I kept seeing over and over in media without apology or explanation
Why is your main character the main character?
No, it’s not because you said so. It’s not because they’re the chosen one, either. Stop that. Chosen one stories are only interesting if you find a way to put a spin on it (like J.K. Rowling did by designing a prophecy that Neville could have realistically been the center of).
It’s important that you think about what it is that makes your main character unique. And that doesn’t mean a special skill or ability that they have. What is it about their personality that makes them the most qualified person for the “job” in your story?
Where Harry Potter succeeds as a main character is the part of his personality, influenced by years of abuse by the Dursleys (and Snape, and Draco…) that makes him determined to stand up to bullies. It’s something that you see continually throughout the series, without explicitly being told by the author that this is a main component of his personality.
Likewise, where the oft-criticized Twilight more or less falters is with Bella. We don’t know anything about her, or why she deserves to be the main character of this story. When the author finally does begin to express some of what makes Bella different, it’s too little, too late. (It is clear, however, that her ability and drive to protect those she cares about at all costs is meant to be her defining feature).
So stop right now, and ask yourself - why does my current MC deserve to be the main character of his/her/their story? If you can’t come up with a clear answer, you may need to start rethinking who your MC really is.