Accosted Darling

seeing life with a vengance

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…I found that the boy characters could say what I wanted to say so easily. They were standing in for me. It went very smoothly. It was so easy to make Poe. But once I had done that, I found that when I created a female character, I would put myself into her, and I was told that I was imposing my own notions of what a woman is on the character. I thought, “Ouch!” I was surprised at myself. [Laughter.] It made me realize that I am still bound by stereotypes.

Moto Hagio, from her interview with Matt Thorn
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Hagio-sensei has expressed succinctly something I have felt for a long time—if you, as a female writer, create a male character who is cool and iconoclastic, then it is cool writing, and a cool character. But if that character is a female, you are self-aggrandizing, self-inserting, self-this, self-that, essentially, in that state of cardinal sin society finds most repellent in a female artist—a narcissist.

I think this sentiment is the reason many female writers make the iconoclastic, sarcastic, cool, etc, character male, even if they want it to be female—they might be accused of self-inserting and self-aggrandizing, or creating a Mary Sue—note, again, a feminine name in a society that defaults to masculine modifiers unless specified otherwise.

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I really like Moto Haigo and her work. The whole interview is long, but worth reading.

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thefeedfeed:

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thefeedfeed:

Seared Wild #Salmon over Soba Noodles in a green Coconut Sauce (made with coconut milk, limes and leftover green goddess dressing). #dinner Join me in tagging your kitchen creativity #feedfeed. Sign up to get an invitation to join our community when we launch a social app for cooking inspiration // www.feedfeed.info #feedfeedathomejulieskitchen

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Ozymandias HTTP 404

rick2u:

I met a blogger, he was a geek most grand
Who said: Crass and tasteless words that drone
Sit on the internet. Near them, in the cloud,
Half lost, a broken linkage lies, whose snark,
And sarcastic wit and smear of jibes offhand,
Tell that its writer well those tactics plied
Which yet contrive, typed by these sorry souls,
The piques that mocked and comments that lied:
And on the banner these words appear:
"My blog is fucking hilarious, troll of trolls:
Look on my words, ye Whitey, reblog and share!”
Little beneath remains. Under the decay
Of that fossil tech, its 404 error
GIFs and sleazy ads scroll far away.

with apologies to Shelley

-R

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justlikethistrain:

Gaslight (1944)

If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I’m mad, I’m rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!

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lady-fett:

please enjoy this video of an action packed high speed fight between two cats.

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