Rape Culture, or Something More?I have heard arguments before on the subject of "teach men not to rape". One side, predominately feminists, claim that we live in a society that supports "rape culture", and our sons (and even daughters) are learning that it's okay to treat other people as property if it means taking advantage of them sexually. On the other hand, people claim that we already teach our boys not to rape: so trying to drill the lesson into the heads of men who already wouldn't rape won't help lower rape and other sexual assault rates.Rape Culture, or Something More?1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
I feel that both sides are looking at the issue wrong. Speaking as a first wave, pro-life feminist, I think both sides of the argument are missing key points on the issue of rape and the society we live in that deals with it.
Firstly, rape is a problem. We have all heard too many stories of students not getting the justice deserved when sexually assaulted by their peers, where the school they attend either ignores their calls for help or does l
Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 1Landing the Argo...Again.Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Leo wiped his forehead for the 5th time in the past...20 minutes? Maybe he was getting to excited. The others just looked nervous. They weren't sweating. Something tickled his hand and he looked down, half expecting some sort of wind nymph to be flying past his hand. That had happened a few times.
There was no nymph. It was a flame dancing in his hand. The rushing wind blew it out before it could cause damage, but Leo jerked his hand away. They were on a wooden trireme...
He shuddered to think about his ship plunging...however high up the were with all his new friends on it.
Percy had uncharacteristically used his newfound power to get to the front of the group. Reyna was standing beside him, and a little back, perfectly calm. But out of the corner of his eye, he could see her hand clenching and unclenching. They both had people on that ship that they wanted to see again Percy had his girlfriend and all of his friends.
Nancy Bobofit ReturnsPercy's POVNancy Bobofit Returns3 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was early in June and school had just gotten out. Annabeth, Grover and I were walking through central park with ice cream after a great day. We went to lunch, and got enchiladas on Grover's behalf, and then walked around a little and ended up in central park. We all sat down on a bench, Grover on my left, and Annabeth on my right, and caught up on things. Annabeth was just getting to her newest architectural plans for Olympus when I saw her. I couldn't miss her and her and all of her klepto red-headedness. Nancy Bobofit. I couldn't believe it. After all these years she showed up in my life again. I looked over at Grover. "You see her too, right?" He nodded with a scared expression on his face. He was probably thinking of that peanut butter and ketchup sandwich. I really should've decked her.
I was suddenly overcome with the urge to show her that I was something. That her taunts meant nothing. And also, to get a little bit of sweet revenge. I had
Mark of Athena IIIAnnabethMark of Athena III4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Annabeth followed Piper and Leo off the boat, walking straight onto the dry grass in the middle of a field they'd landed in. At first it was hard to ignore the 200 or so Roman soldiers stood straight in front of them. Quite a few of them seemed to be in mild shock, first a great big Greek warship lands right in their back garden, then Jason their lost hero comes strutting out telling them they've got to be nice to a bunch of Greek demigods, then a bunch of Greek demigods walk of their ship completely unarmed and wanting to be best friends.
ADHD getting the better of her, she noted the large, marble buildings in the backdrop, which they had cleverly nestled in the heart of the Berkeley hills. She also noticed how much bigger it was than then camp half-blood, with two different sets of buildings set a little way apart from each other.
A little further away from the bulk of the Roman legion, Jason was surrounded by separate group of peo
Things I Do When I Feel Down :cThere are times in our lives,Things I Do When I Feel Down :c2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we hit the all time low.
When the second-hand serenades no longer cut it,
And when simply 'letting it burn' no longer works for us.
We roll upon our beds like a roly-poly collection of rolltastic things;
And we lay face up toward the ceiling, slaying monsters on our portable consoles.
But that my friends is when inspiration strikes!
That is the moment when I rise up from the covers,
When I take a marker pen in my hand and use it as a microphone.
When my neighbours wonder what the bloody hell is going on,
Because I've started singing songs by Nightwish.
And when I get bored of that, IRON SAVIOUR,
Heavy Metal never dies!
Marylin Manson, The Beautiful People.
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Your Guardian Angel.
Because truly when I see you smile,
Though tears may not run down my face,
I would never in this world replace:
The feeling of a success, and the smile it might brings
When I entertain you, with the way I sing.
And if you've gotten
Murtagh,Eragon,and RoranMurtagh,Eragon,and Roran5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The first one in the cell was Murtagh. "What is the point of this again?" he asked. "The point" Nasuada said "Is to make you and your family get along, I am tired of you fighting about stupid things when your here". "You are so evil" he said as the cell door closed. Eragon and Roran were pushed inside the cell a few minutes later. Murtagh glared at them and said "I'm not talking to you". "Why is that?" Eragon asked. "Because I am tired of you saying I'm evil" he said. He then drew a line in the dirt on the cell floor. "This is my side and that is yours" he said "Stay on your side". "But your side is bigger" Eragon said. "I don't care" Murtagh answered. Eragon sighed, knowing that he had really angered Murtagh this time. "It looks like you won't be seeing Katrina anytime soon Roran". Roran cursed and said "At least she knows where I am". Eragon tried to contact Saphira but had no luck. "Murtagh" Eragon said "Are you able to contact Thorn?". "Thorn said he was busy" Mur
Bride of the Sexual-OffendermanMinding your own as you sit in the park,Bride of the Sexual-Offenderman2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
reading a book, alone...
You read of romance til it gets dark,
Then pick up your things to go home.
But before you stand up,
you suddenly see,
a man step out of
He wears a black coat,
yet you can't see his face...
The shadow of his fedora
covers that place.
You nervously stand, and take a step forward,
to see if he needs any help.
You never knew, (how could you have known?)
you should have worried about yourself...
He pulls from his coat a little blue rose,
and you suddenly begin to blush.
"Y-your so sweet..." stumbles
out of your mouth in a rush.
You gingerly pick the rose from his pale hand,
You gasp as your cut by a thorn.
You look up and he's gone!
'He was here...' you could have sworn.
You head home with the rose,
and put it inside a vase,
and put it somewhere to
stay perfectly safe.
You think of your 'admirer'
as you get ready for bed.
Visions of him keep dancing
in your head.
Just as you turn down your covers,
you hear a kno
The Reunion 5 We sat in silence. I mean, what do you say to a girl who had a crush on your friend's grampa?The Reunion 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shockingly, Piper was the first to speak. "Just let him go, Hazel."
"What?" Hazel asked.
"Let Sammy go. He's old, he's married, he's had kids, he's"
"Dead," Hazel finished. "And that's the worse part. To know he's dead, but see that he's kind of still alive It kills me."
"Trust me," Piper said reassuringly. "Its best for you to move on."
"How can you be so sure?"
Piper waved her hand. "My mom's the goddess of love, I know these things. And I can charmspeak. I can always make you move on if I have too. Plus, you have Frank, right?"
"You've already started to let go, now you have t
Awkwardly, I think my life just began. IDay one.Awkwardly, I think my life just began. I2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Well, this is Day one, the day I've come to deem 'The Apocalypse.' which is also known as the day when I was sure I lost my sanity, or what was even left of it that is, WHICH ALSO is the day I obtained some new house mates. Yes, new house mates. Why would I lose my sanity over new house mates you ask?
Well, why don't you just stick around to find out. It all happened around this morning. Well not all of it.. this morning was when I obtained the first one which was just as hell of a shocker as the other ones, I'll never forget the look on my face. Let's relive that moment shall we.
I had sworn to myself today would be the best day ever, SWORN TO MYSELF. Didn't work out as planned at all. I stretched out my arms and legs, or trying to at least seeing I was curled up in a burrito inside my blankets and sheets, I smiled letting out a long happy sigh, I flipped and flopped around inside this Human Burrito trying to
Calm on the OutsideShe's hurting,Calm on the Outside2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She's crying inside.
And hiding her eyes.
Yeah you wont,
hear a thing,
It's a-ll inside.
Her smile's a lie.
She stares out,
And wishes to die.
When she'll jump,
She'll finally fly.
See her face,
She's hiding it all,
So you wont,
Yeah you wont,
See her fall...
Calm on the Oustside, written by Emma Thrussell, 27/11/12
Dark Candlelight chapter 3Dark Candlelight chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer: Characters belong to BBC
Merlin smiled as he fingered the empty vial of poison in his fist. He stood by the table as Arthur ate his dinner in the privacy of his chambers. Merlin eyed the still untouched goblet. Arthur seemed more preoccupied with the food on his table than the wine, which aggravated Merlin to no end. His hands shook in anticipation of Arthur's imminent death.
Arthur's death? Merlin stared at the vial in his hand. Realising that he had -yet again- attempted to take his king and friend's life. As Arthur raised the goblet to his lips, Merlin rushed forward, gripping the king's arm like a vice, preventing it from reaching his lips.
"Merlin," Arthur asked in a monotone voice. "What the hell ar
Nicknames"Why don't I get a nickname?", Aiza moaned at LeoNicknames4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Y-you do have one.", he stammered, "I just don't use it all the time."
She raised an eyebrow as she stared at him. "Right. Of course you do." The sarcasm was obvious. Aiza jogged ahead, leaving Leo behind.
"Why do you want one anyway?", Leo demanded,"It's not like we're in a relationship...or something..." His voice trailed as he caught up with Aiza.
Aiza, on the other hand, couldn't look at him. She smiled a bit, but then turned her eyes to her Converse shoes (to hide it). She started to say something, but Leo interrupted her.
"We are not in a relationship, right?" His voice sounded hushed and quicked.
"Of course not. I'm lesbo, remember?"
"Right." Leo's eyes turned to the ground, and Aiza swore that he looked crestfallen. Actually, she felt a bit crestfallen herself.
They both exhaled as they walked by the canoe lake. They just kep walking and keeping their eyes away from each other. When they got to the lava wall climbing thing, Aiz
[FF] A face in the crowd (Avengers x reader) ch.2[FF] A face in the crowd (Avengers x reader) ch.22 years ago in Romance More Like This
Flying In the arms of Iron Man… Oh goodness. It was sooo cooooool! The feeling of air on your skin, and the fact that you were actually flying… It just made you happy, and you forgot about everything what was going on down there, even if only for a moment. Mr. Stark seemed to fly slowly and carefully, to not harm you in any way, and you were very grateful for that. Looking around with chilled expression, you suddenly thought that if you stayed alive long enough to have kids, you would have brilliant stories about this day to tell them, and that made you smile even wider.
But the fly couldn’t last forever, could it? While landing, all came back to you: Aliens destroying New York, fighting, and most importantly – pain in your leg. But you had to ignore it, you were playing a badass guy who doesn’t even notice such things, right? Right. So you made a tough expression, and turned your face to Mr. Stark, who lifted up his mask again.
-So kid, I leave you here
[FF] A face in the crowd (Avengers x reader) ch.1[FF] A face in the crowd (Avengers x reader) ch.12 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ok, in case someone doesn't know (Everybody knows, Kaiso. Shut up.)
(y/n) - your name
(l/n) - last name
(e/c) - eye colour
(h/c) - hair colour
(f/c) - favourite colour
And ugh, this is my first ever fanfiction in english (I wrote some in polish... But only a few, so I'm not very experienced), so please, be gentle? And I'd be very greatful for showing me grammar mistakes, like I said, I haven't written in english yet.
You’re standing on the street of New York, don’t really know what to do. You just wanted to have a walk to your favourite restaurant, like thousands of people do, when all that… Chaos, happened. Large, blue hole in the sky, aliens with super-mega-hyper-whatnot guns flying around and destroying everything, cars crashing around you, people screaming and running in unidentified directions… So you just begun to scream and run somewhere too, with the crowd.
Two KissesFandom: Merlin (BBC)Two Kisses5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Warnings: Character death, spoilers for 2x09
Summary: Two times Merlin kisses Freya.
Disclaimer: I own nothing in connection with BBC's Merlin nor do I make any money writing this fanfiction.
When Merlin first kisses Freya, his heart thuds so fast he can feel it in his ears. All the things he's suddenly learned about her swirls around his mind; her fear of having to go back into that cage where she is little more than a skinny scrap of meat to be exchanged for a pouch of money. She's been alone for a long time, not knowing what to do, surviving each day just by chance.
If it hurts Merlin, he can't image what it must do to her. Freya seems to think her life is worthless, that she should remain by herself and Merlin wants more than anything to take all that pain away. But he doesn't know how.
So he just finds him
So You've Found an Art ThiefSo You've Found an Art ThiefSo You've Found an Art Thief3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So you're browsing DA or even your inbox from some groups your in and then you see it:
official Vocaloids art from their latest package with Hatsune Mikus hair recolored pink and probably done so using MSPaint.
Or Maybe it's a screen shot from Disneys The Princess and the Frog with something written on it perhaps.
Sometimes you might come across somebodies pixel art that has been recolored without permission or the images color has just been edited.
These are all very common instances of Art Theft and should be dealt with. In this guide, I'll provide recommended methods of resolving art theft.
Should I tell them that they are breaking the rules?
Yes. Many times they don't know they were violating the policies despite having hit the check-box indicating that they have read and understood the rules when they sign up for membership on DeviantArt.
Most won't accept not having read the rules as a valid excuse to violate t
In SanityI find myself in a world of white,In Sanity1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
This place it feels so pure.
The Sun's rays are warm and bright
I've never felt so sure.
I explore the land and all its sights,
I enjoy the world's grand tour.
I wander around until the night
Shows what it has in store.
In the darkness, a speck of light
Reveals a hidden door.
I turn the handle and peer inside,
A sight I can't endure.
I turn to run, to escape my plight,
I dare not to explore.
But something inside catches my eye,
I can't resist the lure.
I awake to find myself tied tight,
A voice tries to assure,
"This one may finally fix you right,
Maybe this is the cure."
(ROTG) Jack Frost RapJack Frost Rap(ROTG) Jack Frost Rap2 years ago in Humor More Like This
I was bored and I came up with this please don't judge me. Hope you like it I have mixed feelings about this.
This is a story of a kid named Jackson overland Frost
a kid who risked his life with a cost,
He drowned in a lake for his sister's sake,
he lost his memories and was alone for three hundred years but that's okay,
Man in Moon choose him to be the one.
But Jack didn't want it and he said,
"You are all work and deadlines ,I am snowball and fun times".
but when North told him to find his center,
he went with them on an adventure, to find some answers on who he was to find his purpose.
Jack Frost is cool as ice, if you want to fight him you should think twice
he can freeze your weapon inside and out, he is not afraid of you and he's not afraid to loose,he protects children of the world with fun and games he would rather play in snow
Six Steps To Writing A Yaoi FanfictionStep One: Characters and Their RolesSix Steps To Writing A Yaoi Fanfiction2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
First thing you need to know is who the heck you’re even writing about. When picking a couple from any fandom, their canon relations generally don’t even matter in your fanfiction. They could be best friends, worst enemies or complete strangers. Crack pairing? Do it. I’ll get to how the hell it will make sense in a minute. Just choose a hot (or not) pairing already. Once you’ve got a pairing chosen, you just need to decide on their roles in the relationship.
Generally in most boyxboy couples there will be a dominant partner (known as the seme) and a submissive partner (known as the uke). So how do you know which is the seme or the uke? Well, most semes and ukes are identified by the following characteristics;
SEME: Shorter hair, taller, more masculine, smaller eyes, physically stronger or more athletic, protective, older, ‘macho’
UKE: Shorter, longer hair, more feminine than the seme, larger eyes, physicall
The Tree's NameThe Tree's Name3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The tree grew in the midst of the Old Forest.
A lot of people went for a walk in this forest. But mostly they did not notice the tree. It stood a little off the road. There it had its place where it had grown naturally.
The tree was still young, but already very strong. Its roots were deeply anchored in Mother Earth. It had strong branches and many twigs where birds liked to nest. The birds were its friends. They felt well there because of the tranquillity and the strength of the tree. Its leaves became dark-red in autumn and were wonderfully veined.
The tree had a dream. It wanted to know its name.
During one long dark and cold winter it dreamt of having a name and being called by it. That would produce a very special magic and it would find its destiny.
One beautiful evening the air was clear and pure. It was summer and the air was comfortable warm and starlit. Even here at the remote place in the Old Forest where the young tree grew penetrated the starlight and the war
Learning From KnocksLearning From Knocks:Learning From Knocks1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I used to be a fucking idiot!
I guess that's why some people never took me serious,
But I have learned from the truth that is hideous;
My only wish is that I wasn't so oblivious...
Because when I took a fall from my cloud,
I hit the solid ground, rose up to be pushed down,
Misery surround now.
I'm just fightin' this war,
Wagin' for my own crown,
Letter for letter,
So I can say I never backed down.
Facing adversity, my only adversary,
Is my own drive to make success a necessity.
From when I greet the morning until I say my goodnight.
I'll still be chasing after dreams until I walk in the light.
So for the patience and the people still readin' my works,
I can tell you I will never die, that's just a quirk.
I bet you'll see me comin' back like I'm raised from the dead,
And I will leave you with emotions that'll ring in your head!
- Chen Yuan Wen, 12th May 2014
~ Beginning of a new age
Raspy Hill"I don't quite feel like myself."Raspy Hill9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I haven't for a while now.
My mind seems displaced,
Like it's wandered too far away.
"I've been having strange dreams lately."
Images of strange creatures dance in my sleep.
I don't know them but I know they are malicious.
What do they want?
"But now you're here and I'll make you feel right at home."
My saviour, my protector.
You'll guard me from this evil.
"Welcome to Raspy Hill."
This is my hell.
And you'll join me.
I'll make sure of it.
"Enjoy your stay."