My main sci-fi/sci-fantasy:
A human colony on a wild planet is protected by a dome that keeps out the dangerous bits of alien plant, animal, and atmosphere. The only ones that venture outside the dome are those who are protected by a bonded dragon.
The MC is a new bonded to a dragon but something is...different with her relationship to the dragon bonded to her heart. That difference will pull her and her entire home into the future, willing or not.
#summerreadinglist I'm gonna do this bullet point style, but feel free to ask for details!
-Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce
-Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
-Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffery
-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
-Hatchet by Gary Pulson
-My Side of the Mountain by Jean George
-Joust by Mercedes Lackey
-Tomorrow's Sphinx by Claire Bell
- Pit Dragon Trilogy by Jane Yolen
I might add more later xD
Last year I published a completely self-indulgent novella-length fanfiction with a silly plot where an autistic character falls in love with another character and hijinks ensue.
Today I got my third or fourth comment on it from a parent of an autistic person thanking me for writing something that helped them understand their child, a response that I never would have anticipated.
Autistic writers: Your work matters.
Fatphobia | resources | boost+
I'm looking for resources on fatphobia. Mostly directed at allies, people who want to stop shaming others and change their views. Generally to help people be better when they are pretty thin and pretty, norm wise.
(Yes I'll look on the Internet on my own too, but I have a feeling of emergency and asking for help here helps me deal with that)
Crowley studied the chalk circle he stood in, the sigils, the candles. "Huh."
"Honestly," the witch said, "I didn't expect you to exist."
"They say belief can work miracles. Can you make another summoning circle?"
The witch smiled. "Will it work on angels?"
"I believe so."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories #FanFic
I made a Posca pen dragon for my Uncle. He recently gifted me a cool book of Tolkien's illustrations so this was inspired by 'Conversation with Smaug'.
I cleaned it up and put it on Redbubble too!
Saying "any pronouns are fine!" doesn't make you a good ally
Okay so I want to preface this by saying these are general trends, and there's a whole lot of exceptions.
A thing I notice really commonly though is that when spaces where people are asked to give their pronouns, quite often people I perceive as cis -- and it's usually people I perceive as guys -- will make a big point of saying "any pronouns for me are fine!"
This doesn't actually help. I know the thought process is to show that you're cool and hip to a world that doesn't have as much in the way of gender expectations, but. Really. I promise. Having preferred pronouns is fine. Saying "anything works!" smacks of performative allyship and, in practice, means we have to guess for what pronoun you're actually listening for -- which defeats the entire point of people giving pronouns.
If your assumed gender identity has always fit comfortably, it's easy to feel like gender isn't a big deal. It's easy to think "yeah whatever is fine, I'm cool with things." This is especially true if you know that assigned masculinity is a prison. I can say in confidence, though, that if you've lived a life where people continually made the wrong assumption, pronouns can become a very big deal.
So, really, I promise, it's fine to say "I use he/him pronouns".
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