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Elitist Bullshit: A Replacement
"Elitist Bullshit" A Replacement for "Why I Hate Most Fanfics" Let me tell you a story. Picture a 21-year-old girl (yes, girl, because adulthood hadn't caught her just yet) who puts everything she has into her writing only to have it overlooked in favor of fanfiction. Picture her, greedy for comments and follows and faves, furious that something as simple as writing fanfiction gets the attention that she so rightly deserves for doing the hard work of writing original content! When fanfiction uses someone else's characters and world! When fanfiction has a built-in audience and doesn't have to work at attracting other readers! Picture her th
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The Mind's Own Place Ch. 1
One There is an Angel staring at me. I don't mean "angel" in the way of the cutesy nickname men in bars give to women they want to fuck. Or the favorite child of a doting mother. It's not even some Good Samaritan doing deeds that make others proclaim them a saint. No, this is a capital-letter-A Angel straight from Heaven, the ones whose introductions always begin with "Be not afraid!" because otherwise they're too terrifying to bear. You know, that kind of Angel. If you happen to be wondering how you can recognize one, it's the eyes that give them away. They don't glow, or change color or suddenly look different in a way that would alert y
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The Last Fourteen Seconds of Joy
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Sociopathic Grief
My grandmother died last Monday morning. January 13, 2014. At around five in the morning. I got the call at 6:30am. It feels strange to type it out. It feels stranger not to be upset about it. After a batch of tears on Monday afternoon, I've returned to normal. I've gone to work, I've attended classes, and my normal routine hasn't even been disrupted. Hell, I haven't even told the majority of people in my life; most of those who know found out because my sister tagged me in a "R.I.P. Grandma" post on Facebook. I haven't brought it up in real life. But the people who know, I catch them looking at me out of the corners of their eyes, like the
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Once More Vasilis Their return to Reverie had not gone without notice. The Elvish Council had insisted on being present as Vasilis was brought in for his new trial, and more than one voice called for him to be put to death immediately for his lapse in imprisonment. Fortunately, no one had taken matters into their own hands, discouraged both by Gardeon's protection and Aurora's constant presence. They wouldn't kill him in front of her, not without a fair trial; they would want to prove to her their superiority, not their capacity for murder. The actual proceedings took hours. He had to explain the situation over and over again to increasing
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Once More Vasilis It seemed Vasilis wasn't any better with goodbyes than he had been the last time. He was angry—angry at leaving Tern in a potentially dangerous situation, angry at the court for looking at Tern with fear, angry at Arista for her deceptions, and angriest at himself for snapping at first Aurora and then Tern. There were only a handful of people in the world he cared about, and who cared for him in return, and he had managed to alienate both of them in the space of a few minutes. Not one of his finer moves, to be sure. “We do not want to leave you in an argument. Or, as last time, with insult,” Tern said.
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Once More Vasilis So much had happened so quickly that Vasilis needed a few minutes to recall exactly what had brought them to this moment. It seemed like one minute he and Tern had been talking, and the next all of Hell had broken loose. Only the presence of Gardeon and Aurora had kept him from doing something regrettable. After Gardeon had led him away from Tern, Vasilis had been guided back to the cluster of Elves. The conversation between Aurora and Arista—if indeed it could be labeled something so civil—appeared to be winding down. While Arista didn't show as much rage as Vasilis had been expecting, there was a certain pin
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Once More Vasilis They'd laid hands on Tern. It took everything in Vasilis not to cross the floor and come to his friend's defense. There were maybe four or five feet between them—such a small distance!—and he could have crossed it without trouble if there weren't so many eyes on him. But without a weapon and with his hands bound in chains, it was unlikely he'd be in any position to help Tern escape. Besides, he doubted that the Elves were going to be kind enough to let him move towards the prince without seriously injuring one or both of them. Instead Vasilis was forced to stand just outside of Tern's range, angry that there w
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Once More Vasilis Vasilis could only stare as he waited for the thoughts in his brain to finish clicking into place. He recalled—as if it was a lifetime ago—asking Tern if there was anyone he'd cared about enough to do anything for. Tern had said only his mother, but that she had died some time before. Why hadn't Vasilis remembered that Tern's mother was dead? His mind had nagged at him in the tunnels about Tern's mother, but he'd been too slow to remember it! And that would have helped how, exactly? he thought bitterly. What good would that memory have done in that moment? Tern was speaking to him. “We thank you for you
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Once More Vasilis The weight of all eyes in the room on him was enough to make Vasilis squirm, even though he didn't normally fidget. Speaking in front of people was an uncomfortable notion even when he hadn't been accused of planning a violent, revenge-fueled coup, and today's shackles and accusing stares were doing nothing to inspire eloquence. Besides, it was clear Tern hadn't told his father anything about Reverie, and Vasilis didn't want to out his friend's travels if Tern had worked so hard to keep them secret. But Tern had told him to tell the truth if anyone asked, and the king seemed more trustworthy than Arista had been, so maybe
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Elitist Bullshit: A Replacement
"Elitist Bullshit" A Replacement for "Why I Hate Most Fanfics" Let me tell you a story. Picture a 21-year-old girl (yes, girl, because adulthood hadn't caught her just yet) who puts everything she has into her writing only to have it overlooked in favor of fanfiction. Picture her, greedy for comments and follows and faves, furious that something as simple as writing fanfiction gets the attention that she so rightly deserves for doing the hard work of writing original content! When fanfiction uses someone else's characters and world! When fanfiction has a built-in audience and doesn't have to work at attracting other readers! Picture her th
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The Mind's Own Place Ch. 1
One There is an Angel staring at me. I don't mean "angel" in the way of the cutesy nickname men in bars give to women they want to fuck. Or the favorite child of a doting mother. It's not even some Good Samaritan doing deeds that make others proclaim them a saint. No, this is a capital-letter-A Angel straight from Heaven, the ones whose introductions always begin with "Be not afraid!" because otherwise they're too terrifying to bear. You know, that kind of Angel. If you happen to be wondering how you can recognize one, it's the eyes that give them away. They don't glow, or change color or suddenly look different in a way that would alert y
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Elitist Bullshit: A Replacement
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Hey there! Hope your birthday was a good one! I would've replied sooner, but I was busy at the time. :/
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

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