When men find women's anger amusing, it only serves as a reminder of one thing. He doesn't take you seriously. He finds solace in the fact that he is bigger and stronger than you. You realize this? That man who thought your anger was "cute" doesn't think you can be threatening because he thinks he can assault you with ease.
Men aren’t afraid of us screaming in their faces, or passionately debating their bullshit. They are, however, fucking terrified of women gathering and being angry together. They don’t laugh at that, do they?
I deal with this too much and I’m done with it. I know clearly its because they know they could kill me with their bare hands and be given sympathy. It’s one of the most powerless feelings
"Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door."
Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it’s the lifeblood of storytelling. But when worldbuilding fails, it can wreck your whole story, and leave your characters feeling pointless. Here are seven deadly sins of worldbuilding.
Not thinking about basic infrastructure.
Not explaining why events are happening now.
Creating fictional versions of real-life human ethnic groups, that never go beyond one dimension.
Creating monolithic social, political, cultural and religious groups.
Inventing a history that is totally logical.
Not really giving a strong sense of place, like what it smells like after it’s been raining.
Introducing some superpower, like magic or insane tech, without fully accounting for how it would change society.
The oldest person alive was born on April 19, 1897, meaning that April 18th, 1897 was approximately the last time the Earth was inhabited by an entirely different set of people and if you don’t think that’s the realist shit ever then you can get right on outta town.
Fun fact: The inner voice that is present when you read silently to yourself is actually not “silent” to your brain. Tests have shown that your own inner voice will cause activation of the auditory cortices of your brain, including the temporal voice area, which is specifically designed to pick out human voices from other sounds.
So you’re reading silently, but your brain is actually hearing and listening to you.