The Fragrant Forest

artemisfowlstolemysoul:

Being a nice person is so fun

Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it

Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets

There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.

olafurneal:

and I know I need to do it but I don’t wanna. In some ways this day feels like any other like I could go into my gramma’s room and she’d be there sleeping. Like I feel like I should be crying right now and I have cried today but it wasn’t ugly sobs or profound. I could barely go into her room the…

I’m so sorry, hon. It’s a hard thing to try to get used to.Thinking of you.

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Writing and reading fanfiction isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of thinking critically about the media you consume, of being aware of all the implicit assumptions that a canonical work carries with it, and of considering the possibility that those assumptions might not be the only way things have to be.

At this late date, fanfiction has become wildly more biodiverse that the canonical works that it springs from. It encompasses male pregnancy, centaurification, body swapping, apocalypses, reincarnation, and every sexual fetish, kink, combination, position, and inversion you can imagine and probably a lot more that you could but would probably prefer not to. It breaks down walls between genders and genres and races and canons and bodies and species and past and future and conscious and unconscious and fiction and reality. Culturally speaking, this work used to be the job of the avant garde, but in many ways fanfiction has stepped in to take that role. If the mainstream has been slow to honor it, well, that’s usually the fate of aesthetic revolutions. Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever.

Anne Jamison. Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. 2013

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olafurneal:

So as some of you have noticed I haven’t been writing or posting lately. And mostly it’s been because I have been mentally preparing myself for Italy and making sure I have all the arrangements in place. But also I live at home with my parents and grandmother and my gramma’s health has been…

Hang in there, dear. Hoping for a good outcome with family and Italy issues.

nicoleanell:

michaeltrucco:

when do i get to stop crying about bsg

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hotelsongs:

"If we didn’t hate them too much to be curious about the world, we’d wonder what they’d had to say."