Modwitch. Considerably less depressing.
Why did I draw this depressing thing?
Land of Dreams.
The Classiest Date.
That’s right, you heard me! Our Mission: Madagascar supply drive ends August 21, and there’s still a few more things we need for the school and hospital. So if you haven’t donated yet, or are thinking of donating, now is the time to do it!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank…
Re-blogging in memory of Mother, Chuck’s grandmother, who passed away peacefully early this morning. Glad to have met you, “Graham Cracker.” <3 Your life was long, and full, and you will be missed.
Literally the only completely accurate tarot reading I’ve ever had.
Writing stuff. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, and reading even more. The book I am writing is fantasy, and a flaw that became integral to fantasy the moment Tolkien said, “hobbits be like…elves be like…orcs be like…” is that race in fantasy represents kind of a problem. J.R.R. wasn’t the…
Not mentioning race at all is also sort of a disservice, though. You don’t have to go into incredible detail or anything, but the mention of it does a lot to make the world feel more real. We know that, in reality, things aren’t black and white, and not everyone looks the same. So it’s nice to see some grey areas and variety in a universe.
I’ve said it before, but I feel like Night Vale does a great job of diversifying their cast without making a Thing out of it. “I saw Carlos, and instantly fell in love,” says Cecil. So he’s gay. Done. No more explanation necessary. “Tamika Flynn is dark skinned and chubby,” says the secret police report. Now we know what she looks like, and we don’t need to hear it again. “Hiram McDaniels, running for mayor, is 7 feet tall, and a 5 headed dragon,” says Cecil. Bam. Dragon mayor. Done.
They’re small details, but as readers/listeners we generally fill in our own blanks. And now we now know that Night Vale is a pretty diverse place, much like our own world. We feel more connected to it. Is my two cents anyway. Not that I have a 5-headed dragon in my neighborhood but…you get the idea.
OH, also - HEY TUMBLR. Meet my pal Dan; he’s writing a novel and it’s awesome and fun and full of amazing characters and I want to be BFFs with all of them. (I think it actually passes the Bechdel test too.) Seriously - I am not a fantasy reader by any stretch of the imagination and I am all about this book. Follow him now before he gets all famous and crap!
Comcion Memories Part 3.
Feels: The Final Installment
Comicon Memories, part deux.