Okay, so there's this post going around on tumblr:
"If you’re a “nice guy” to a girl up until you realize she doesn’t want to date you, then go on about how she’s a cold shrew that friendzoned you and how no girls date nice guys, like, nah mate, girls do date nice guys. You just aren’t a nice guy. You’re a passive aggressive beta with internalized misogyny and a serious victim complex."
Now, I agree with that to an extent - the general message of it, but not so much the mysogonyst part. I really think that is a word thrown around a bit too lightly by extreme feminists. But the rest of it? So much truth.
And then some guy reblogged it and
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I've just found 3 chapters of a crappy fanfic I wrote ages ago plagiarised by a girl on Quizilla - it's slightly less annoying seeing as 1) it's fanfiction and 2) it's really old and she posted it ages ago...but it's still annoying that she's taking credit for something she didn't write (and why would she even want to? It sucks ass).
It's kind of funny, the girl has up an authors note saying how her grades suffered because she was writing so much or something along those lines...uh, plagiarism =/= writing, it does not take a lot of time to hit copy and paste.
I don't know if it's even worth the effort of making an account and telling her to take it down when she doesn't seem to even use the site anymore, but I just wanted to - whine about it. =P
For some reason whenever I find out someone has plagiarised my stuff or reposted it without permission, I always feel bad for being pissed off about it...like I'm not justified in being ticked off by it, which is a bit silly, but yeah.
Shutting up now.
What pisses me off about Taylor Swift type songs:
They’re all about a girl, she’s nerdy, kind of a wallflower…more girl next door than girl guys want to be with. And there’s always a guy she’s in love with but he has a girlfriend and that girlfriend is beautiful and popular and usually portrayed as a bitch and being all wrong for him and she’s all, “You should be with me instead, not her, because I’m nerdy, I have more substance.”
And it’s just like - if you love the guy, give him a bit more credit? Do you really think you’re in love with an idiot who is so damn shallow that he’ll date someone awful just because she’s beautiful? If he’s the kind of guy worth loving then that girl he’s with must have some redeemable qualities…maybe she’s fun to be around, maybe she makes him laugh or is smart in a way that you don’t realise, maybe she’s sweet and vulnerable but she doesn’t show it around you because she sees the way you’re fawning all over her boyfriend and shooting her death glares?
Just because a girl is beautiful or popular doesn’t mean she’s worth less than the girl with her nose buried in a book (and this is coming from one of those book-ish girls), I’ve been friends with those popular girls and you know what? They were awesome, that is why I was friends with them and guys liked them because they saw that too, not just the pretty face.
And you know, it’s kind of arrogant for the nerdy girl to think that she is the right girl for him - why? What makes her so great? She thinks she’s better than other people just because they’re popular, she thinks they’re not good enough for him and also thinks he doesn’t have enough sense to choose for himself who is right for him.
When you look at the beautiful, popular girl who is dating the guy that you’re into? Shatter those jealousy tinted glasses you’re wearing and take a good look, because chances are, all those flaws that you see in her are just because you hate her and you don’t hate her because she’s a bad person, you hate her because she has what you want.
I’ve liked guys who have dated other girls and I’ve been jealous. And sometimes I’ve genuinely hated those girls but I made sure it wasn’t because they were with the guy I wanted to be with. There was this guy I really, really liked and he liked me too but nothing ever really happened beyond the flirting and the “I’m falling for you” unintentional declaration…and then he randomly gets a new girlfriend and it would’ve been so easy for me to hate her because she had him and she was beautiful but I didn’t, I was nice to him about her and he introduced us and she was a really nice girl and I told him that even though I was hurting. I didn’t go around saying she was a bitch and he should be with me instead.
…Sorry, was just thinking about that. A Taylor Swift song came on (You Belong With Me) and just - eugh. Her music is catchy but it’s ridiculous that so many girls relate to her songs like that when they make her seem kind of bitchy.
And I'm done ranting now. I feel like I may have ranted about this before...
Okay, so on tumblr, someone submitted this story to fuckyeahlove. It's quite long, so here is the LINK, but if you don't want to read it all it basically says this (and I will quote parts of it in this post too):
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Anyway, enough about NaNo... I procrastinate in the dumbest ways, earlier while avoiding writing the last few thousand words, I stopped to play on photoshop and made Looking for Alaska fan art (click for full size/clearer version):
If you haven't read Looking for Alaska then you should... and Paper Towns, John Green is an awesome author. :]
Shutting up now.
In My Veins (I literally just started this one like half an hour ago, even though it's the one I properly outlined and planned to start writing first):
4016 / 50000 words. 8% done!
Tomorrow, Infinite (hating this one so far, the main character is annoying/awful):
14602 / 50000 words. 29% done!
NaNo target total:
18618 / 50000 words. 37% done!
My own target total (highly unlikely that I'll meet this one and I'm not too bothered whether I do or not, I just thought it'd be fun to try):
18618 / 100000 words. 19% done! Any of you doing NaNo? How's it going so far? Later.
One is a fantasy/supernatural called In My Veins and while my internet was being a douche the other day, I played on photoshop making banners for it (I couldn't decide on the character model for Auden -- whose name has morphed into AJ thanks for me being lazy and calling her that in the outline and now it kind of suits her more than Auden does. AJ = her initials -- so there's two, one with Emma Watson and another with Candace Accola) click on them for full size:
On another note, if you're doing NaNo then come chat: http://www.chatzy.com/902062870139