i’m not even going to wait until october this year
the ghost jokes have begun
"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"One day, I was sent home from my final exams because my mother had not been able to pay the registration fees. On the way home, a man came up to me and asked what was wrong. ‘Nothing,’ I told him. He asked me again. So I told him that I’d been sent home from school. He then gave me the money I needed to take my exams. I’d never seen him before, and I’ve never seen him again."
My mom got me this shiRT AND I AM LAUGHING SO HARD SHE DOESNT EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT SHES DONE SHE DOESNT GET THE IRONY IN THIS I AM A CLOSETED LESBIAN THIS IS COMEDY GOLD I MIGHT COME OUT TO HER OVER THIS FUCKING SHIRT JUST TO EXPLAIN WHY I CANT STOP LAUGHING
UPDATE: When I told her I’m gay she crossed her arms and said in a really pissed off voice “Are you telling me I spent $15 on that shirt for nothing??”
Don’t judge a book by its goodreads rating.
Twins from AS-Exotics's third 2014 litter (Tango x Browny), these two are half the size/weight of their siblings.
He’s such a wee shy baby!
Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?””
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?”
I see and write a lot of “DON’T DO THIS!!!” posts, so I thought I would make a “DO THIS!!!” post.
- More POC in leading roles
- More important friendships
- More queer characters in leading roles
- More disabled characters in leading roles
- More genderqueer and trans characters in leading roles
- Realistic women in leading roles
- Happier/more positive characters and messages
- 45 Things I Want to See More Of (Part 2)
- Black Villains
- Boys in YA
- Cool Things (2) (3)
- Fantasy (2)
- Female Characters (2)
- Female Character Traits
- Horror Genre Mashups
- Magic Systems
- Male Characters
- Medieval Fantasy
- Modern Fantasy
- Romance (2)
- Soulmate AUs
- Stories I Want to Read
- Urban Fantasy
- What thewritingcafe Wants
- YA Novels (2) (3) (4)
The plot bunnies tag is likewise updating and includes posts that I think would make for an interesting story.
More Things I Would Like to See
- Steampunk with different ethnic influences alongside the gears
- Utopias that try really hard to be good, even though they aren’t and never will be perfect
- Science and magic coexisting
- Creation stories - stories that focus on building and growth rather than destruction
- People are good themes
- Extroverted protagonists
- Environments other than temperate deciduous
- Stories centered on art
- Stories without war
I’m sure there’s a narrative in here somewhere. Damn, these were fun to draw…