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Jess, 31, writer, reader, and roller girl. You're probably here to read Percy Jackson fic.

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2020-08-03 19:13:54

    Recently read: I went to town on some contemporary romances over the weekend.

    I sobbed my way through Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. It was a lot of fun and emotional. Not as good as Red, White and Royal Blue, but a pretty close second! Definitely check it out if you liked the latter. 

    I devoured Stefanie London’s Bad Bachelors series, thanks to all of them being immediately available on my Libby app. Bad Bachelor, which for some reason got a funky cartoon title cover revamp while the other two must suffer through bad photoshop covers for a bit longer (LOOK AT THE FAKE BEARD), was the best of the bunch. Did like the hero in Bad Reputation better though!

    To Mr. Darcy it was welcome intelligence – Elizabeth had been at Netherfield long enough. She attracted him more than he liked – and Miss Bingley was uncivil to her, and more teasing than usual to himself. He wisely resolved to be particularly careful that no sign of admiration should now escape him, nothing that could elevate her with the hope of influencing his felicity; sensible that if such an idea had been suggested, his behaviour during the last day must have material weight in confirming or crushing it. Steady to his purpose, he scarcely spoke ten words to her through the whole of Saturday, and thought they were at one time left by themselves for half-an-hour, he adhered most conscientiously to his book and would not even look at her.

    Pride & Prejudice (2005) dir. Joe Wright


    some of yall really think politics is only about the presidency and it shows when you say shit like “i dont like biden so i wont vote” get a motherfucking vibe check and go vote blue so we dont have a conservative majorty supreme court for the next 30 years holy shit


    Can you indulge me please, given the recent pandemic why is it that artist or fanfic writers are slowing down their works? I ask because personally I believe this makes it a better opportunity to work faster, as something to distract from the gloomy reality occurring.

    I'll indulge you, but I'm afraid you won't like my answer very much.

    The reason authors and artists aren't working their asses off MORE is because this is a pandemic, not a vacation.

    It's not 'extra free time' for everyone.

    For many it's 'my grandfather just died of COVID' time.

    For many, it's 'I got laid off and am desperately trying to look for a way not to get evicted' time.

    For many, it's 'I'm isolated from my friends, family and other sources of inspiration, I'm at home alone trying to deal with the world at large collapsing' time.

    It's time to go out and protest for their rights. It's time to fall into a depression because they can't pay for medicine, because they're worried about a loved one with an immunodeficiency, because they have to decide whether to pay full tuition for taking classes online, which isn't as easy to learn from and feels like a rip-off.

    I feel like this needs to be reiterated - fanfiction and fanart USUALLY doesn't pay. It's a hobby. Most fanfic authors aren't armcandy to a wealthy millionaire, and they can't just ignore other important life necessities in order to keep updating their 50k coffeeshop AU. It's not a viable career, and it will not keep you afloat. And while yes, many use it as an escape, many also can't write when they aren't safe, secure and know where their next paycheck is coming from.

    So I'm not very surprised many creators are taking time away. They have lives, loved ones, other responsibilities, and at least one of those three is very likely a clusterfuck right now. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Be kind. Always assume everyone is doing their best. You never know what someone else might be going through.