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CHUCK MCKEEVER'S TUMBLR
I always have trouble choosing names. What is your method for choosing character names?
ubuntutravels ubuntutravels Said:

fixyourwritinghabits:

  • Panic.
  • Glare angrily at name lists.
  • Chose names, realize I have too many names that begin with M, glare angrily at name list again.
  • Settle on some names, end up changing them later.
  • Wonder if naming every character ‘fuck you names are hard’ is acceptable.
  • Eventually find the right names.

In a nutshell, sometimes it takes awhile to find the right name, but you’ll get there.

Which also begs the question of how the person making the original ask happened to choose their Tumblr name.

It is stupid how young men admire one another, the cluelessness of it, the non-­reasons.

Lynn Coady, The Antagonist (via vintageanchorbooks)

This made me laugh.

(via booksandpublishing)

Stupid unless you happen to be a young man, in which case it usually makes perfect sense at the time.

(via booksandpublishing)

kaylapocalypse:

octoberland:

I was never a fan but I definitely won’t be one now.

*hysterical screaming*

The prison system is absolutely out of control in a million different ways, and THIS is the hill he chooses to die on. Unreal

Still my favorite thing of all time

Still my favorite thing of all time

thepantomimehorse:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

danifran16:

belindapendragon:

stayingwoke:

nikkisshadetree:

meridiandreams:

jeniphyer:

dynastylnoire:

GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PRAISE

This is THE BEST NEWS I have heard in a long time! Thank you Jesus!

Omg this is so wonderful!!!

Glory

Praise the Lord!!!!

Finally justice has been served

this is such good news!

Did you read the article? She is going back to trial but NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANOTHER ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ TRIAL. SHE IS STILL FUCKED

When I was little, the world was big
And its beings huge;
And it seemed as though,
My eyes could never hold
All life had to show.

But these days,
Nothing is big enough,
And the earth too small;
And the more I see,
The more I find, I’ve already seen and felt it all.

Is there anything left at all? - f.gabdon (via thegabdonwrites)

Amen

heteroglossia:

In honour of Indigenous People’s day, I erased a letter from Bartolome de las Casas [the priest who accompanied Columbus on his conquest of Cuba] which detailed the abuse and murder of the native population:

"Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy… And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house. They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them head first against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!” Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby. They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim’s feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive. To others they attached straw or wrapped their whole bodies in straw and set them afire. With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim’s neck, saying, “Go now, carry the message,” meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains. They usually dealt with the chieftains and nobles in the following way: they made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them….”

(via evocativesynthesis)

Current mood

zenpencils:

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

My first, and still favorite, TED talk. Sir Ken Robinson is brilliant, as is this rendering.

iamnomes:

Always.

Psssshhh. This isn’t even a left-handed person. That’s where the real struggle lies

(via kaylapocalypse)