get to know me meme: 1/5 favorite female characters: ELLE WOODS
"If I’m going to be a partner in a law firm, I’m going to need a boyfriend who’s not such a bonehead."
Eth’s Skin is taking a short break between chapters- in the meantime, please enjoy the Eth’s Skin guestival (guest festival) featuring the work of some of my incredibly talented friends.
This week’s guest feature comes from the remarkable Niki Smith (who will also be in the upcoming Beyond Anthology.) Check out more of Niki’s work at niki-smith.com | niki-smith.tumblr.com | twitter @niki_smith | and at filthyfigments.com (nsfw)
Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
Pretty sick of being treated like an object
just another flower growing in a concrete jungle.
but what about an Amerikate 1920s bonnie and clyde/ thelma and louise/ crime au though
me like ‘haha yeah i can DEFINITELY write a five page paper in two hours!! time is a construct, deadlines have no meaning and also i’m dead inside’
Did it ever occur to you that we don’t want to get in touch with our feelings. That actually feeling our feelings might make it actually impossible to survive in here.
and then the young avengers attacked
If I had the power, I would ask all the authors in the world to do Yuletide or something like it every year. Sign up for a fic exchange and write some porn for a stranger; tailor your stories to an audience of one, let go of the long-form plots and the careful wide-spectrum appeal, embrace the joy of spending a hundred words on Carlos’s perfect hair or Buffy’s perfect shoes or Jo’s perfect knives. Remember the joy of waiting for one person to open a story and see what it contains.
Because fanfic is joy. Fanfic is fixing the things you see as broken, and patching the seams between what’s written and what is not, and giving characters who got cheated out of their happy endings another chance. There was a time, not that long ago as we measure things, where all fiction was what we would now call “fan fiction.” Shakespeare didn’t come up with most of his own plots. He wrote plays about the stories people already loved. We didn’t get a thousand versions of “Snow White” accidentally: people changed that story to suit themselves, and no one said they weren’t storytellers, or looked down on them for loving that core of red and black and white, of apples and glass and snow."