ace-comics:

Just Like Me by ~swankivy
From the artist’s description: “From my newest comic, So You Write.We can’t win. If we write what we know, people roll their eyes and tell us we’re inserting Mary Sues. If we write about characters that aren’t at all like us, people suggest we’re acting out our fantasies through our characters. Yes, our experiences and perspectives affect our characters. But most of us are not incapable of realistically portraying characters who think and believe differently.”

ace-comics:

Just Like Me by ~swankivy

From the artist’s description: “From my newest comic, So You Write.

We can’t win. If we write what we know, people roll their eyes and tell us we’re inserting Mary Sues. If we write about characters that aren’t at all like us, people suggest we’re acting out our fantasies through our characters. Yes, our experiences and perspectives affect our characters. But most of us are not incapable of realistically portraying characters who think and believe differently.”

(via life-of-an-asexual)

so fucking true writing aromantic asexuality character development

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Why is it not helpful to say “not all men are like that”? For lots of reasons. For one, women know this. They already know not every man is a rapist, or a murderer, or violent. They don’t need you to tell them.

Second, it’s defensive. When people are defensive, they aren’t listening to the other person; they’re busy thinking of ways to defend themselves. I watched this happen on Twitter, over and again.

Third, the people saying it aren’t furthering the conversation, they’re sidetracking it. The discussion isn’t about the men who aren’t a problem. (Though, I’ll note, it can be. I’ll get back to that.) Instead of being defensive and distracting from the topic at hand, try staying quiet for a while and actually listening to what the thousands upon thousands of women discussing this are saying.

Fourth—and this is important, so listen carefully—when a woman is walking down the street, or on a blind date, or, yes, in an elevator alone, she doesn’t know which group you’re in. You might be the potential best guy ever in the history of history, but there’s no way for her to know that. A fraction of men out there are most definitely not in that group. Which are you? Inside your head you know, but outside your head it’s impossible to.

This is the reality women deal with all the time.

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- - #NotAllMen: How Not to Derail Discussions of Women’s Issues (via http://www.slate.com/)

(Source: feministfrenchtoast, via lipstickstainslikeacidrain)

life and shit

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

(via fleshcoatedtechnology)

mytharos:

[points to favorite character] aromantic

[fandom crying loudly] nO….please……..nOT aro….mUST find TRU LOVE!!11……can’t be rOBOT…..

[points to favorite character again] luv that aromantic

(Source: mytharos, via toxizzity)

sixpenceee:

Something strange is happening in Singapore today. 

On a busy street in Singapore, residents discovered a small doll leaning against a tree. The doll looked somewhat antique and had its eyes covered with a cloth. The cloth had some arabic text written on it. The doll’s backstory and the subsequent research hinted at the fact that the doll was possibly possessed.

In the words of the person who posted the pictures on Reddit, “The doll was found beside a busy street in Singapore. The Arabic word on the cloth is translated as ‘Bismillah’.

The ‘Bismillah’ meaning “in the name of God” maybe written to keep the demon or jinn possessing it inside the doll at all times.

Stories from twitter revealed that the doll is possessed and has been moving around on its own when the original owner isn’t home. The owner binded the eyes and left it far away from home so it wouldn’t follow her back.

"Some say the doll can be heard talking when it’s left alone in a room and is found with its head turned in a different direction. It is said that it spoke in a Malay language and sound like an adult female.”

The original owner found that the only way to get rid of it and make sure it won’t come back is to cover its eyesight. The curse is rumored to have passed on to someone else who found it and untied the cloth unknowingly (Source).

Why did I click the source link in the middle of the night?! *shitsself*

(via sixpenceee)