People need to accept that not all “cliches” are bad. People still like stuff like forbidden love stories, underdogs winning, and the dog biting back. The term cliche is negative, produces an image of all that is trite and boring, but actual cliches can be very good. Storytelling is built on cliches after all.
It’s not the cliche but how it is utilized by the author.
I’ll never forget the time I went to a gay pride parade and on the way back home the train was so packed everyone was literally hugging each other and I said “I can’t take this, I’m just a small town girl”
then my friend said “living in a lonely world”
AND THEN THE ENTIRE FUCKING TRAIN CAR STARTED SINGING JOURNEY
Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better!
(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)
I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr
#i was about to get annoyed about someone taking this too seriously but then i saw who posted it
Do you ever write fanfiction and then you pause to read fanfiction and afterwards you want to continue writing your own and it all looks like shit compared to what you just read?
Yes. Sometimes more, sometimes not so much, depending on my overall confidence of the day. I think it’s normal. For once, as writers we are always growing and developing our skills and second it’s so much easier to see the flaws in our own work and overlook the good parts.
All we can do is write and get better.
Also, remember that the first draft is just that, a first draft. Hemmingway said that every first draft is crap, but all it has to do is to exist, so you have something to work with and can edit.
Chin up, friend! You’ll do good. :)
Philinda Fanfic: Leaving
SPOILER: Everything up to 1x19
SUMMARY: Alternative ending for 1x19, in which Coulson comes early enough to catch May walking out the door.
NOTES: Guess who’s been writing all day to get out her feels? Not me. Most day I was anxiously pacing in my room or taking walks to get calm enough to even type these words. It’s angsty and it’s smutty. I hope it does things to you because writing it almost killed me.
Having an emotional response to a bag pack was absurd, but when Coulson saw one next to May, his stomach clenched. She wanted to leave.
She kneeled outside of his room and pushed an envelope through the crack beneath the door, when he turned a corner and saw her. She wore a winter jacket, a woolen bonnet and firm boots. She would leave.
Rumplestiltskin is so done with your shit. He is not impressed with your dinner. He is not impressed with your wine. And he is very much not impressed with your cleavage. Instead he is taking this time at dinner to mentally review all 3,123,633,695 ways he has thought of on how to kill you and try to decide on his favorite.
the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’
you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong.