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alfie167:

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syntaxtree:

vampireapologist:

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One of these days I’m going to write a YA novel and call it “Most Girls”.

It could be about a vampire who was turned in her late teens and always regretted never finishing her education formally and well, she’s too young looking for college but she could get a high school diploma, right? Something to hang up in the old tomb sweet tomb. So she talks her older looking vampire friends into pretending to be her parents and whacky hijinks ensue as she struggles to fit in and be like most girls but hilariously keeps getting told she’s not like most girls by everyone she meets, much to her annoyance.

“You know,“ he says inching closer beside me on the rooftop, the light of the moon casting an unearthly silver glow on the leaves and making his eyes shine all the brighter, “you’re not like most girls.”

I dip my head to hide my smile. They always scream so much when they see the fangs.

“No,” I agree inching away from him again, “I’m not.”

But maybe just for once, I think, I’d like to be…

Joy I’m fucking suing you for typing at verbatim every Neopets Vampire roleplay I took part in in 2003 and making me stare into my own soul

This is unrealistic because if a literal child walked into my university lecture I’d be like sure you probably belong here and would never question it. She could totally make it in college

Book two can be her realizing that to professors everyone looks like they’re 12 so enrolls in community college with her shiny new diploma.

Faux-vampire-mom-and-dad show up at graduation looking like if you crossed 50s nostalgia with the Addams family and cheering loudly for everyone, but especially for those who have no one else to cheer for them.

For them they cheer the loudest.

Because sometimes a family can be you, your fake spouse, your immortal undead daughter and the humans they adopt along the way.

Can Faux-vampire-mom-and-dad be younger than their immortal undead daughter?

Absolutely. There’s a hundred years difference at least. Clara and Arthur just happen to look like they’re in their late 30s.

I’m so fucking shaken that the vampireapologist called you out by your first fucking name I had no idea you guys talked but it seems silly to question the inherent relation of immortals now

Mallaidh Anne and I have been friends/friendly rivals for some years. I think it was decided a while ago that I was the antagonist to her protagonist but tbh I wonder sometimes.

arachnescurse: awaywardmind: new genre concept: soft apocalypse the world as we know it has ended…

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awaywardmind:

new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO
YOKOHAMA KAIDASHI KIKOU

A CHILL AF MANGA ABOUT A ROBOT LADY RUNNING A COFFEE SHOP DURING THE DECLINE OF HUMANITY WHERE EVERYONE IS SUPER NICE AND HAPPY AND IT’S JUST REALLY LOVELY

IT IS LEGIT ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCI-FI WORKS AND A HUGE INSPIRATION FOR MY WRITING

IF YOU LIKE A QUIET END OF THE WORLD PLEASE CHECK IT OUT BLESS

thebibliosphere: angelacolsin: romancingthebookworm: thebibliosphere: sophies-sideshow: respecti…

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respectingromance:

the960writers:

I think the difficulty with understanding the paradigm of ‘Romance’ –> ‘has to have a happy end’ comes from the word being used for anything involving romantic things.

But a romance and a love story are two different things for writers.

Just to make this super clear to everyone…

Romance novels: Have to have an emotionally satisfying ending

Love stories: Don’t

@thebibliosphere does “emotionally satisfying” necessarily mean “together romantically” in the context of Romance as a genre?

In the context of the Romance Genre there are a few things that can mean. One is the “Happily Ever After” which is romantically together presumed forever and that’s your closure. And “Happily Ever After For Now”, which tends to be the “they didn’t know where they were going to wind up, but they had a feeling it would be good” sort of thing you see a lot in authors who intend to write sequels (meeee) or who just like to end on a happy hopeful note where the happy ending is fully implied because that’s the real fantasy of the Romantic Genre. Happiness.

More recently I’ve seen some authors claiming to write what they are calling “Liberated Romance” (*gag*) in an attempt to distance themselves from being like all those other silly romance writers (“I’m not like other girls!”) and do the whole “and she realized she didn’t need a man and lived happily ever on her own as a true empowered woman” plot twist at the end, which, as a trope is not a bad thing in of itself, it just needs to not be done at the expense of shitting on the entire genre currently holding their rude asses afloat.

Also some people will argue adamantly that that kind of ending makes it a Love Story and not a Romance because we read Romance with the expectation of some sort of togetherness, if not outright stated, then is at least tacitly understood as being the end goal. We’re simple creatures, we like our endings and we like them hopeful and happy.

As a side note, I just can’t get over the irony inherent in the name of “liberated romance” which is actually oppressive in taking the idea that women are free (liberated) to own their own interests (including their sexuality) without fear of judgement and turn it into something negative by saying nope, you can’t be with a man and still be considered empowered.  It’s basically taking one set of judgemental ideals (a woman is nothing without a man and needs a man to be considered complete) and turning it into an entirely new judgement by saying “the only way to woman is to woman alone.  You can only be empowered if you’re relying on yourself.  If you have a man offering support, you’re just bending to his will.”

I mean I might’ve blown that out of proportion, but yeah, just sayin’…

Nah, I think you hit the proverbial nail right on the head with that one.

jediknightrey:AESTHETIC MEME: [3/5] myths or mythical creatures:…

jediknightrey:

AESTHETIC MEME: [3/5] myths or mythical creatures: F a i r i e s
Fairy, also spelled faerie or faery,  a mythical being of folklore
and romance usually having magic powers and dwelling on earth in close
relationship with humans. It can appear as a dwarf creature typically
having green clothes and hair and
characteristically exercising magic powers to benevolent
ends; as a diminutive sprite commonly in the shape of a delicate,
beautiful winged woman dressed in diaphanous white clothing,
inhabiting fairyland, but making usually well-intentioned intervention
in personal human affairs; or as a tiny, mischievous, and protective
creature generally associated with a household hearth.

probablyhumanrpgideas: prokopetz: prokopetz: Concept: a D&D campaign that takes the game’s…

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prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Concept: a D&D campaign that takes the game’s “most monsters are intelligent and capable of speech so that high-Charisma PCs can fast-talk them” conceit to its logical conclusion and turns every quest into a courtroom drama. Like, the local innkeeper wants those giant spiders chased out of her basement, but the spiders are claiming adverse possession on the basis that she hasn’t cleaned the place in literal decades, and now you’ve got to figure out how squatter’s rights apply to cave-dwelling arthropods.

Later, those same spiders and the animated skeletons from the town graveyard become embroiled in an acrimonious mineral rights dispute after an expansion to the local catacombs uncovers a vein of mythril. They’re very litigious spiders!

@probablygoodrpgideas

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