Because then I can later read the post that soyunkoi put up and got so many people’s shit stirred up. You’d think that a lone opinion went and killed someone’s parents on a dark night in an alleyway outside a theater.
Or something like that..
Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for the Short Story
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.” —via advicetowriters.com (via kadrey)
Yes! THIS!! While reading the original post, I kept thinking “Why are you letting a bunch of douches dictate your dreams?”
Women and PEOPLE!! Don’t give up!
^says the white dude.
Honestly, it’s like talking to a damn wall sometimes with y’all.
But congrats on being the first one to openly miss the point.
Your gold star is in the mail.
Let me start with this! Don’t tell women what to do! We don’t need your fucking advice.
My “dream” does not include being shat on all day every day.
Get it? Or do you wanna give a nice little pep talk about how not wanting to deal with aggressive sexism and harassment every day is “giving up on my dream”?
The story cheesedeity told about her friend is awesome. It’s great and gives me hope for the future but it is ONE STORY. And that guy probably did not get fired. That guy probably got a slap on the wrist so his employers could save face and a bunch of other dudes glorifying him for “telling it like it is” and his female colleagues probably had to pay for it in silence and invalidation for months.
So, please, take your oh so inspiring “don’t let a bunch of douchebags ruin your dream!” speech and shove it.
I’m sorry if I did miss your point. But you also missed my point. My point wasn’t to tell you or women in general or anybody what to do. My point was to agree with Cheese that PEOPLE who give up don’t get to live their dreams. And those people who don’t give up can help to change the establishment from the inside. No one changed the status quo by waiting.
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. — Amelia Earhart
I must’ve misunderstood your words. To me your point sounded like because of criticism or sexism, women should stay out of the fields they want to or love to be in. To me that sounds like you’re caving to the criticism of that old professor and his ilk. It’s too hard, therefore I’m not going to try. Patricia Best, Rosalind Franklin and others would probably find that very patronizing.
As the title says. this is a short fanfic I wrote for the Portalkinkmeme place some time ago. The person wanted a story a little different from the normal ideas of what people have for the fandom. So instead of Wheatley trying to make contact, we have Chell. For some reason this idea really struck me and so I did my part as best as I could. I don’t normally post my writings up anywhere and so this may be pretty crappy and it’s only been slightly edited by me. I call it Blue noise for lack of anything creative and it’s also a call out to Blue Skies which is one of the most fantastic writings EVER. There are some call outs to The Punishment in here as well. Keep your pants on cause there’s no smut. Sorry folks maybe someday but not today. So enjoy my crappy try into the world of Portal fanfic!
This is such a short and sweet conversation. I love it!