"Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit."
"I’d like to counter that diversity in children’s media—and in young adult fantasy—is important because it’s for kids. Children and teens know that books aren’t real, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also internalizing the messages. When diverse peoples and cultures aren’t a part of these fantasy worlds, young readers are being repeatedly told that they can’t have adventures like the characters because they don’t look the part, that they are less important than imaginary creatures. They’re being repeatedly told that their exclusion is the norm."
Some harsh but very very true words
I love Joseph Fink’s Twitter.
Also, as Jenny Mure elaborated, there’s a huge difference between saying “This isn’t good” vs. “I want to do better” when submitting your work or approaching someone for advice.
Oldest known picture of a sneeze – 1902
im laughin so fuckin hard
can you imagine how upset literally everybody in that room musta been after this happened
it took a long time to take photographs back then i bet there was a collective of nothin but sighing echoing through the room
(Source: memewhore, via pleatedjeans)