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Chelsea. 26 years old. dreamer of big dreams. singer of loud songs. amateur writer. trying to figure out which path to turn down next. on this blog you will find many things, including but not limited to my love for Glee, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Harry Potter, Teen Wolf, Arrow, writing, words, books, tea, coffee, music, cooking, Broadway, superheroes, feminism, the LGBTQ community, social justice, and much more. i love making new friends, so you should come to my askbox and introduce yourself!
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I’ll marry a person who knows how I take my tea, coffee, and alcohol
And knows when to make which.


Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

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Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

"My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."

One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.

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In the spirit of intl women’s day

rupi kaur

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Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices




Can we please stop making fun of people who are over 20 and are still virgins

Can we please stop making fun of people who are not interested in sex/are repulsed by sex

Can we please stop making fun of people who aren’t interested in a sexual or romantic relationship

Can we please stop making tv shows about virgins trying to lose their virginity like it’s a leech upon their life destroying all of their goals and opportunities?

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Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

Okay so…this is the first song that I actually *like* from Taylor Swift. Please don’t throw things…it’s always bothered me that she compared herself to other girls in songs and whatever…but this one? This one speaks to me? She’s showcasing others’ talents but being herself, she’s saying just be you and who cares about other peoples’ things…and it’s great. I’ve always wondered why Darren loves her so much and this song, for me, is like a little bit of a gateway. We’ll see the rest of the album.

What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.
But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.
Laurie Penny, Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase [x] (via wearethemakersofmanners)

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I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

Robin Williams (via skateeofmind)

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This is a final reminder that any author who intends to participate in this big bang MUST send us a detailed synopsis by the end of the day today. As of right now, it’s going to be a very small event because you guys haven’t sent us your synopses.

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