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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

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Couldn’t agree more!

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ilovereadingandwriting:
This. So much this.

ilovereadingandwriting:

This. So much this.

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The Salvatore brothers in 3x01

love this gifset. Need to rewatch at some point. #Defan 

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love this.

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Too hilarious not to share. I’m now picturing hamsters wearing wee glasses and scarves and fedoras. #FridayFunny

Too hilarious not to share. I’m now picturing hamsters wearing wee glasses and scarves and fedoras. #FridayFunny

Chapter 14 of my DE AU/AH fanfic “Dear Miss Lonely Love” has been updated, for those who are reading this.  I hope you guys like it. Pretty please leave a review? It would make my day. :)

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Avengers Photoset #38

more?

Avengers photoset #37

There was no choice but to reblog this #Avengers gifset

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Stefan Salvatore Appreciation Week
Day Four: Stefan + Sass

I want to say that so often in real life…

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#Serenity necklace from #FanExpo - isn’t it cute?  :)

#Serenity necklace from #FanExpo - isn’t it cute?  :)

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA, Aug 20, 2014. #nofilter

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA, Aug 20, 2014. #nofilter

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Here’s chapter 13 of my DE AU/AH fanfic, for those who are interested. It’s the chapter many of you have been waiting for! I agonized over getting this one just right for a long time, so I really hope you like it.  Pretty please leave a review? You guys are the best…   xo

Had to reblog this gif because it made me smile today (& I needed a smile today)

Had to reblog this gif because it made me smile today (& I needed a smile today)

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Anonymous said: 13, 16, 21, 40, 42, 45, 47

So sorry for the delay in responding, Anon!

Here we go:

13:What’s your favorite writing quote?

"I hate writing. I love having written." ~ Dorothy Parker
16:How do you feel about movies based on books?

Some are wonderful, like the Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings series, and “Perks of Being a Wallflower”.  Others are just a vast disappointment. I won’t name names.
21:Do you outline?

Yes. Some chapters in depth, some only loosely.  And sometimes it still doesn’t help me get the words out right.
40:Which is your favorite original character, and why?

Just one?  Ooh, that’s difficult.  Eric Draven from (the original) The Crow is pretty high on my list. Eric Northman from the SVM series.  Roland Deschain from The Dark Tower series.  All strong characters who are broken somehow (Northman less so, but still.)

42:Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?

Do I enjoy it?  Well, it makes for a better story when they are able to overcome whatever is making them suffer, so yes, for that real I guess I enjoy it.  Nothing like some good angst. haha
45:What’s your favorite character name?

My own original character in my upcoming book. :) 

47:If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?

Buffy Sommers.  Because she’s the strongest female character I’ve ever seen in modern culture. (yes, that’s TV, but she still counts)

If anyone else has any questions, please just ask!

s1 Damon, thankyouverymuch…

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"You can’t  d  i  e  on me.” 

Dammit True Blood…you finally gave me a great episode and sucked me right back on board the Sookie/Eric ship.  Loved this ep - but now my expectations and hopes will be way too high and I’ll surely be disappointed.  But the looks on their faces!  *swoon*  Please TB, prove me wrong and give me a E/S endgame.  Maybe faerie blood is the cure to Hep V?  I think Eric needs to find out.

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