Fandom Drama And Why It's Just SillyFandom Drama And Why It's Just Silly1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
Ok....so Equestria Girls. Honestly, this is something I've been trying to ignore talking about, because quite honestly, I'm not interested in it. I don't hate; I don't like it; I don't care about it. But, seeing the reactions to it from the fandom, I might as well talk about it.
Seriously, I haven't seen a fandom backlash this great since Mass Effect 3's ending. It was ridiculous when Mass Effect fans lashed out about it, and it's ridiculous now. Let me clarify; the anger is not what I find exasperating. Mass Effect fans were justified to get so upset at the ending, and quite honestly, I think fans who are concerned about MLP and it's direct
Tips for Yaoi Fiction Writers #1Tip 1: NamesTips for Yaoi Fiction Writers #12 days ago in Editorial More Like This
Please choose your names carefully. I cannot stress enough the importance of names, they provide the first impression of your character. If you are not writing with a great deal of description, or are leaving the bulk of your character description until later, then the name you choose may create the enduring impression on the reader.
One of the things that can make your writing seem painfully amateur is the desire to choose ‘unusual’ for your characters. There is a fine line between distinct names and absurd ones. Usually it’s better to play it safe.
One of the warning signs is if your names carry an inordi
Pregnancy and ResponsibilityThis is going to elicit some response from the social side of Tumblr, and honestly I should know not to say this stuff, but I never learn. For the record, I am a feminist and a libertarian.Pregnancy and Responsibility1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
Abortion. It’s a hard topic for me because of my involvement with crisis centers and some facts surrounding my birth. I’m going to explain the background of this. I read a post a few days ago saying that if you are mature enough to have sex, you should be mature enough to deal with possible pregnancy. That was the op. The replies followed the pattern, saying that “If you’re mature enough to drive a car, you should be mature enough
Very Fancy Official FFM Prompt Bank 2013It's been five ugly, beautiful years. You know the drill.Very Fancy Official FFM Prompt Bank 20134 days ago in Editorial More Like This
Drop your fat stacks of flash fiction prompts in the comments section below! You and your fellow FFMers' fresh, home-grown prompts will be used to radically delight and awesomely inspire one another when we need a little creative jump start to get our flash fictioning rolling for thirty one dang days.
As in years past, the most choice, juiciest lookin' prompts you gift us will be selected, with due credit, as featured prompts in one of our daily FFM updates! COOL STUFF!
So prompt to your heart's content! Prompt or die! Prompt the night away! Live free and prompt hard! A brave man pr
Take Me As I AmBeing known as a "freak that wants to be a boy" isn't what I want. I want to be known for me. Waking up every morning and not being happy with myself, having people call me the wrong pronouns; it's frustrating... but at the end of the day, I'd rather be hated for being myself than loved for being someone I'm not.Take Me As I Am1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
Filipino Identity: Part I After seeing a fellow Filipino deviant’s journal about what he saw in TV Tropes describing Filipinos' 'National Stereotypes,’ I think its time to share what I’ve learned regarding ‘Filipino Identity and Culture’ during an orientation I took for a cultural exchange trip I took a while back. During the orientation, a local anthropologist from one of the universities shared his study and knowledge about what being a Filipino is and what is their identity now.Filipino Identity: Part I1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
But, of course, one should know at least a general meaning of ‘identity’ to begin with. According to the professor we had there, “identity is a basis of selfhood and in the past, traditions have controlled the kind of person individuals should become.” Traditions are usually connected with our past; therefore he added that, since it is now modern times:
"Modernity makes identities more complex
But identity itse
How to stop kids from playing M-rated gamesThe Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has stated that games that have been rated M for Mature cannot be sold to anyone under 17, and virtually all stores abide by that policy. However, most (if not all) cashiers and sales clerks can tell you a story about an instance in which a clueless parent bought an M-rated game for a child who was obviously younger than age 17. There are probably enough of these stories to fill the Library of Congress. And even if 100% of parents refused to buy their children M-rated games, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to get around that:How to stop kids from playing M-rated games3 weeks ago in Editorial More Like This
-Make friends with someone older than yo
Women Don't Need Men.Ok, this has been on my mind all week and I feel like I’m going to go (further) insane if I don’t get it out now.Women Don't Need Men.1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
My fellow males…we are not necessary for the opposite sex.
That’s right. Women do NOT need us. Whatever roles or jobs society deems are fit for men, they can handle just fine.
Seriously, think about it. Head of the household? Check. Breadwinner? Check. Positive role model for children? CHECK. Security and protection? Check. Heck, they don’t even need us to do simple stuff like dispose of pests and rodents, or other things you’d think a man would handle. And, when it comes right down to it, t
Why I Cook: My Wife's Fight With Food Allergies Food is universal. It spans cultures and continents and countries. We treat our friends and family to lunch. We take clients and strangers out to dinner. We buy treats for our pets, and maybe sneak them a little of what we're snacking on. We feed the bird in the park, the fish at the ornamental pond, the monkeys at the zoo despite the sign. Can you imagine anything so alien and ostracizing as somebody who does not eat?Why I Cook: My Wife's Fight With Food Allergies2 weeks ago in Editorial More Like This
When you cannot eat with others, it gets lonely. You feel conspicuous and left out. If you come along, you have that terribly awkardness of watching others eating. If you don't, you know you're missing out on social
We're Humans, Too.How can people hate so blindly? How can someone who knows what it's like to be victimized still find the nerve to pass it on to someone within their own community?We're Humans, Too.1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
What I'm getting at is members of the LGB community. I'm leaving out the "T" in this case because there are some members of the LGB community that just can't stand the thought of someone being physically gay and mentally straight. As I write this, I know of 3 lesbians who are extremely offended by transmen.
"Why can't you just be lesbians like us? What's wrong with being a lesbian? Why go change your body so you can be straight?"
Are you FUCKING kidding me? Sexual orientation an
Muslims Are Not Evil!As a Christian, I am taught to accept people regardless of their gender or religious background, but there are some people who would rather bully Muslims just because of their religious background or because of what some terrorist did in Afghanistan.Muslims Are Not Evil!1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
In particular, I have read here in Australia that shopkeepers are fearful of Muslims wearing their burqa. If they want to wear it, they can wear it. Not every Muslim is Osama Bin Laden. Most Muslims are kind and generous people, regardless of the use of sharia law.
I've even heard that in the aftermath of Boston, finger-pointing went everywhere, even at Muslims. Do I need to remind you that Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, etc are just minorities of Muslims? Sure, the brothers were Muslims, but that should not corrupt people's perception of a foreign culture before they have met or even talked to a member of that culture.
Let me reiterate my point: not all Muslims are suicide-vest-wearing-terrorists. When yo
Horror Storm-Based on a real story-Horror Storm1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
It was 7pm in the evening of Thursday, the 17th of May 2008.
Me, Sam, and one new horse of the stable called WhyBlack were outside.
It was my last horse for today, and even though the weather hadnt been good
all day, the sky was now looking less friendly than in the past 6 hours.
But 'Well,' I thought 'We're gonna be back soon'. I didnt care about the heavy black
clouds that were in the sky. This was Germany. Seriously. We always had some kind
of bad weather in May. WhyBlack and me walked up the hill that leads away from the stable,
both happy and calm. It was rather warm for the time of day, but as I already said - t
Suicide You're Not Alone SuicideSuicide You're Not Alone 1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
You're Not Alone
Do you people know how many people die from suicide? If you do, you're probably wrong. Sucide is the 10th leading cause of deaths in the world, while its the 3rd leading death in 18 or younger. Factors are mental illnesses, bullying, depression, and intense pain. Physically or mentally.
If you're reading this, and your suicidal, please read on. Don't ever forget, out there, somebody really loves you for the way you are. I love you. Don't end your life. The pain you are feeling is temporary and will go away. Like people say, after rain, there will always be a rainbow. Please, if you are suicidal, get help. Don'
Righteous IndignationRighteous Indignation: A Dissertation on Why and How People Should Calm the Heck DownRighteous Indignation3 weeks ago in Editorial More Like This
DISCLAIMER: This is a single shot opinion piece. I do not claim to be an expert, and my examples are from personal experience, rather than diligent scientific research. It’s more a rant than an essay, so please consider it as such. Comments, criticisms, and questions are more than welcome, and I’ll be happy to reply to them.
TL;DR Summary: Is it just me, or are some people getting more offended than they should be about things? If it’s the latter, I have a few suggestions to help with that.
I’ll start by going on the record saying
Injustice: Gods Among Us ReviewInjustice: Gods Among UsInjustice: Gods Among Us Review1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
Developed by: NetherRealm Studios
Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Based on established characters by: DC Comics
Genre: Fighting Game
DC Comics and I were not the best of friends growing up. Probably my fault for being hypnotised by the more relatable characters at Marvel Comics. My child logic was "Apart from Batman, why should I care?" and sadly it seems to have become the apparent about DC these days. Batman this, Batman that. Painting this grumpy cunt in a questionable leather outfit as the second coming of Christ. Then those Nolan films sealed the deal to make me dislike the characte
An Essay On The Bedroom MonsterEven in my more mature years, I find that the concept of a monster invading one's bedroom late at night is a frightening concept for both literature and personal subconscious fears. Picture, if you will, the sheer terror one would feel at the very sight of such a thing peeking up from the foot of one's bed. Would that not be downright terrifying? But what is it, exactly, that makes this idea so frightening?An Essay On The Bedroom Monster1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
At its core, the notion of a bedroom monster evokes the fear of having one's privacy invaded by an evil force. Furthermore, the evil in question does not work based on a moral or personal standpoint; it simply wants to kill you for no giv
Sunlit Snow Key to Arctic Ozone DepletionI have long recalled that the Ozone Hole was first discovered in the 1950s. That always seemed to me to be a bit Too early, for it to have been an effect of chemical reactions in the atmosphere, with human-produced CFCs.Sunlit Snow Key to Arctic Ozone Depletion1 month ago in Editorial More Like This
More recently, I had read that the effect of ocean waves produces halogens, which interact with and destroy ozone. I'd say the oceans likely have an effect a couple of magnitudes greater than humans, don't you think?
And now we find- direct from the National Science Foundation, Purdue and NASA- that Snow actually plays a role in the equation.
I've been wondering for a long time if the Ozone Hole, were not just another feed
listen up please join this groups contestlisten up please join this contest its been up for 2 months and only one entry alot of you wanted to enter and never did please do enterlisten up please join this groups contest1 week ago in Editorial More Like This
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Obama / Wind Power: OK TO KILL CONDORSI believe this is one you need to write to your congressman about.Obama / Wind Power: OK TO KILL CONDORS2 weeks ago in Editorial More Like This
Also, at this point, I'd like to take certain people to task: those who say 'power lines kill more birds than wind turbines.'
Simple question for such yokels: How the Hell do you think the minimal amounts of power from those turbines, GETS transmitted in the first place!?!
Link to original below.
From the LA Times:
Companies won't face charges in condor deaths
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants exceptions to a wind farm and a building project in harassing or killing the endangered birds.
Federal wildlife officials took the unprecedented step Friday of telling pri
Ray Harryhausen RIPFor those who haven't heard yet, Ray Harryhausen died today at the age of 92. Ray was one of the big names in special effects back in the 40's all the way to the early 70's and with it he made some of the most iconic movie beasts in history from the Kraken in the classic Clash of the Titans, the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, the dinosaurs from Valley of Gwangi, and to this day most of his effects work are better than some of the CG effects in modern movies, a lot of film makers gave their respects for him, George Lucas even said if it wasn't for Harryhausen, then there probably wouldn't be a Star Wars. I myself am sad that he died but, he livedRay Harryhausen RIP3 weeks ago in Editorial More Like This