i can’t believe that portal, a game about two women angrily flirting, managed to become another fandom about a skinny white british man. shit was so disappointing..
They could give us something to soften the blow, like the last two romance options or maybe new screenshots of trees.
this boy is so happy and also so many onions i want to know more about his life i want to frame this picture on my wall
"release date pushed back to november 18th"
a children’s tale, the lonesome wail of a lion’s roar (x)
I wish she had had something savage coursing through her skin. (x)
Sometimes I don’t realize I have a crush on a girl and I go along thinking I have very normal platonic feelings and then all of a sudden I’m like wait did I just think the words “jesus christ she’s stupid hot”
As I said last night on twitter: To everyone who thinks it’s bizarre or shocking or scary to write lesbians into fantasy novels: do it anyway. It is awesome is what it is.
To clarify because this is tumblr and now I have more than 140 characters, what I mean is every so often I see someone blogging or tumblring or tweeting about how difficult they find the concept of writing about lesbians is, especially in speculative fiction. And by difficult I mean they really want to — maybe they’re lesbians themselves — but they’ve been conditioned by the mainstream to believe that (1) lesbians don’t exist in fantasy so if you put them in there it will be “bizarre”; (2) putting lesbians in fantasy will shock mainstream readers and thus the story/novel won’t sell so it’s not worth the time to write it*; (3) writing lesbians is scary because there are so few of them in SFF what if you get it wrong/it’s frightening to write something you desperately want to see/myriad other writerly fears based on marginalization.
So that explanation went on longer than I anticipated. There are lots of fears. They can stop you. But I hope you’ll push through them to the other side, which is full of awesome lesbians in fantasy! (And every other genre, I might add.)
* This was my biggest fear before I wrote Ash.