THANK YOU. My protag is now the Hero of the Day’s little sister.
Eeeeexcellent. And ten thousand bonus points if she’s the snarky little sister. Maybe even fifty thousand.
Thanks ♥ It’s one of the more delicate and difficult things I’ve had to deal with because honestly? Outside of a handful of issues, my parents are genuinely good people. They sort of come from a position of trying to be really more than decent human beings but not having the wherewithal to seriously consider positions that don’t put their particular interpretation of Christianity first. I don’t doubt that they’d love me—and my kids—no matter what we did, who we loved, anything like that, but there’s definitely a sort of dig when you know that there are certain parts of your life that you can’t really share and certain things that they’d be silently judging you for.
All of that said, I can’t help but wonder what would happen if one of the three of us did come out as something other than straight as an arrow and did so while having a significant other of the same gender. Would it make them think more about their position? Would it make them put the shoe on the other foot?
Yeah, I occasionally debate picking up the second and third just to see where they go (like I occasionally debate picking up the sequels in every YA trilogy about “the totalitarian society anticipated everything… EXCEPT OUR LOVE” because those are kind of my kryptonite, I’m horrible), but even the first book kind of had me meh-ing by the end (as brutal as the end was, and for YA fiction, the end was brutal, like damn son, you aren’t playing around!).
And related, you know what I’d love to see/write? A book from the perspective of either the BFF or sister or something of the Savior of Humanity… with ten thousand bonus points if said BFF or sister is snarky as hell about the entire situation and can’t believe what’s happening or that their BFF/sibling is the Hero Of The Day.
Anyone else read this? What are your thoughts? (Mind you I’m barely into the first book so no spoilers pretty please.)
I only read the first book and I guess— idk, it didn’t sit right with me because I suppose the dystopia didn’t make a whole lot of sense.
I could work with THG because I could understand a society in which people are forced into a strict caste system, where government control and entertainment are mixed up, that sort of thing. It seemed like a logical place for a dystopia to go, and I appreciated that.
Conversely, that was my struggle with Divergent (and is also my struggle with 99% of “the totalitarian government anticipated everything…EXCEPT OUR LOVE” stories). I don’t think it’s spoilers (since I’m p. sure it’s on the back of the book) to talk about how the society is sorted into four
houses groups based on character traits, and I— guess I couldn’t see why a society would turn to that sort of thing, like what purpose does that serve? At least keeping people in the districts in THG produced people who were familiar with the work and could contribute to the society. I don’t really know what purpose the houses groups in Divergent serve, and while I suppose it might be explained better in one of the sequels, it seems kind of… well. It seems like a set up that needed a little more set up, I guess.
I’ve been a bit too surly lately. So, I’m trying to relax and chill out a bit by reading. Largely YA books, since that’s what I’m trying to write in my spare time.
Anyone have any recommendations? Preferably something with either a supernatural bent or post apocalyptic or dystopian.
Have you read Cinder by Marissa Meyer? That’s a book that legitimately surprised and impressed me—technically dystopian with a bit of a supernatural/sci fi bent, and not at all what I expected.
I’m trying to think of other things I read on my Kindle lately (since that’s where I keep all of my YA fluff), but most of it’s not very good, if rather fluffy… kind of like Twinkie filling.
Today was interesting in that I got into a pretty heated argument with my mom about homosexuality.
have you ever been sexually attracted to a voice
First time watching fireworks:
First time being dunked into water that’s way too cold:
First time getting caught in a bubble shower:
First time driving through a dark tunnel:
First time chatting with a puppet:
First time finding a new recipe in a cooking magazine:
First time forgetting how spoons work:
First time seeing ice cream:
Whenever I’m feeling sad, I look at this and realise how fucking amazing the world is
The oh so graceful and precious Charlotte La Bouff
Not to mention the incredibly ableist thought process that goes “I would rather my child die of a preventable infectious disease than live and be autistic”
Like that’s legit the thought process there, no matter whether or not it’s actually supported by evidence.
Biggest OTPs of my life (in no particular order): Sawyer & Juliet [LOST]
"If I never meet you, then I never have to lose you."
November 25, 1969—”Monty Python’s Flying Circus” TV show excerpt
This represents the older contingent on Tumblr when naive younglings begin to audibly wonder why fogeys are here reblogging porn and generally being ‘embarrassing’.
To have fun. And harass snarky teens, yeah?