[fic] Masks behind Masks, part 1 →
Summary: Sasori died, Deidara moved on, and got a new partner. In a new life that wasn’t supposed to be: Sasori gets sealed off edo tensei, Deidara gets upset, and meets the person behind the mask of “Tobi”. (History repeats itself in absurd ways, Sasori/Deidara/Obito.) ch. 1, about ~1,600 words Gen, the pairing hints are just… hints. - - - - - Excerpt: It had become a...
Indeed, Zelda, who was ultimately diagnosed with schizophrenia and died at an...– ‘The Great Gatsby’ Still Gets Flappers Wrong | Collectors Weekly This makes me want to go back in time like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris, only I’d do it to PUNCH F. SCOTT FITZGERALD IN THE FACE. (via notemily)
I find it creepy how Madara and Obito phrase the coming of their new world… They sound like how preachers and missionaries say this world is shitty and the next one is a perfect paradise.
Junot Diaz on Men Who Write About Women
The Atlantic: It sounds like you're saying that literary "talent" doesn't inoculate a writer—especially a male writer—from making gross, false misjudgments about gender. You'd think being a great writer would give you empathy and the ability to understand people who are unlike you—whether we're talking about gender or another category. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Junot Diaz: I think that unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. Without fail. The only way not to do them is to admit to yourself [that] you're fucked up, admit to yourself that you're not good at this shit, and to be conscious in the way that you create these characters. It's so funny what people call inspiration. I have so many young writers who're like, "Well I was inspired. This was my story." And I'm like, "OK. Sir, your inspiration for your stories is like every other male's inspiration for their stories: that the female is only in there to provide sexual service." There comes a time when this mythical inspiration is exposed for doing exactly what it's truthfully doing: to underscore and reinforce cultural structures, or I'd say, cultural asymmetry.
[fic] Transience →
Summary: “It should’ve exploded with the crash. Have you seen it in the sky? It was prettier when it was burning.” Deidara as a kid, and the first time he appreciated the beauty of impermanence. Written for Deidara’s birthday. [May 5] ~around 1,300 words The short poem at the beginning is by Margaret Atwood in “Thriller Suite”: Newsstands blow up for no reason....
[fic] "I won't crash until Friday", an After... →
Characters: Momoka Ohara and Midori Okui Summary: They were the same. Midori has lost all her sense of self after living her whole life for the approval of others. Momoka doubts if she still has a real self underneath all the pretending. In a special class that occurs in dreams, can they find their lost selves before it all ends by graduation? ~around 3,800 words.
This Moment is Endless (7): Escape →
…or vague drabble where Sasori and Deidara escape edo tensei to live happily ever after. Alternate ending to manga ch. 519. 684 words
I’m watching Naruto again with my sister, for recent Sasori and Deidara fillers. Well, its really been too long since I even watched anime. I’m thinking, what if Sasori was assigned to capture Gaara as a jinchuuriki instead of Deidara? I imagine it would be a pretty cool fight.
cruxoftheproblem: Can anybody recommend any great Gaara-centric fics? Like, no pairings, just his POV or anyone else’s but focuses on him. Please? :) I’m having too many abrupt feels for the boy and I don’t even know WHY. Works by gelfling are good. I rec “Monsters” (from Orochimaru’s POV) and “Try” (from Lee’s POV). They feature psychotic!Gaara before he...
trainstationmemories: When you’re reading a book and you come to a part that makes it hard to breathe, and you slowly close the book and put it down for a moment while you scream inside because you know that reading the next several hundred pages will be the most stressful experience of you life thus far… and then you take a deep breath and pick up the book again.
DAILY MOTHERFUCKING REMINDER
ofdemonsandtimelords: THAT YOU ARE DAMN INTELLIGENT VALUABLE AS HELL AND NOT THE LEAST BIT WORTHLESS SUPER FUCKING LOVED EXTREMELY GOD DAMN INTERESTING NOT TO MENTION A HOT PIECE OF ASS AND THAT ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU OTHERWISE IS A PIECE OF SHIT. KEEP BEING AWESOME, DON’T LET THE DOUCHE BAGS GET YOU DOWN, AND REMEMBER THAT I MOTHERFUCKING LOVE YOU.
Some Book Reviews →
I’m calling it Great Reads Quarterly 2013. Imagine this is the first issue/post. I wrote about: Fiction. Before ever after by Samantha Sotto Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney Land that moves, Land that stands still by Kent Nelson Non-fiction. Dojo Wisdom for Writers by Jennifer Lawler The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
Being a feminist and a film critic (or indeed a feminist and anyone who...– Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A….Feminist Film Critic, Or; Why I Am That Asshole At The Cinema – Laura Canning DCU | critical media review (via robot-heart-politics)