you would break your back to make me break a smile

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2022-11-27 15:47:33

    when u exit hyperfocus mode and ur immediately hit with every status effect ever


    Oh fuck I gotta pee. Wait wait, I can’t stand up I’m gonna fall over. Shit I haven’t eaten in like 23 hours. Damn I’m thirsty, maybe I should— fuck why am I nauseous? Oh, I didn’t eat, right. It’s WHAT time? 3AM? Do I even have time to eat? Shit, I forgot to take my meds earlier. Or did I? Damnit. Why is my head pounding, oh, right, haven’t eaten and I’m dehydrated… fuck I still gotta pee


    *minimizes word document and stands up* My body:

    What's Going On? - Wanda Maximoff x Reader

    summary: wanda has been so busy recently and while you understand, it doesn't hurt any less

    word count: 475

    prompt: "I just came home to you crying while watching a movie, please tell me what's going on."

    No matter how much you wore your girlfriend's hoodies or buried your face in her pillow, her absence devastated you. You were unbelievably proud of the work she did, but the long hours she spent away from you made it difficult to cope.

    There were times that your mind would begin to overthink, and suddenly you would believe she didn't love you anymore. Of course, that wasn't true, but that didn't stop you from thinking such things.

    If you told her you were feeling like this, she would undoubtedly reassure you that it was okay to be feeling like this but that she loved you and she always will, no matter what.

    Sighing, you dragged your favourite - which also happened to be your biggest - blanket downstairs and curled up on the sofa, turning on Wanda's favourite film while you let your thoughts get the better of you.

    You didn't even notice the tears streaming down your face until you were aware of your girlfriend crouched in front of you, wiping your cheeks with her thumbs.

    "Hey, sweetheart. What's got you feeling like this?" she tucked some hair behind your ear, kissing your temple lightly.

    Staring past her, your mind was somewhere else as she attempted to find out what was wrong.

    "Earth to y/n?" she frowned slightly as she took note of your distant expression. "I'm fine," you pulled your blanket around you tighter.

    She sighed, cupping your cheek with her hand, "I just came home to you crying while watching a film, please tell me what's going on."

    Reaching your arms out, she quickly understood what you were signalling and she picked you up, carrying you to your bed so you could lay your head on her chest and talk to her in your safe place.

    Every serious conversation you had with each other was in your bedroom, the familiar security it offered was comforting and you both felt it was easier to open up to each other in such a calming environment.

    Sniffling, you laced your fingers with hers, "sometimes, it feels like, I never see you anymore. And I know you're busy-"

    "Hey, I'm never too busy to spend time with you," she interrupted you.

    "I understand you have work, it's just sad sometimes," you hoped you didn't sound too clingy.

    She kissed the top of your head, "oh baby, I'm sorry for making you upset. I love you so very much and I promise to be here more often."

    You shook your head, "no it's okay, you don't have to do that."

    Sighing, she traced little patterns on your back, "yes I do. You're more important to me than anything else in this world, I want to be here for you."

    As her gentle hand played with your hair, you slowly drifted off to sleep, a small smile on your face.


    I cannot emphasize enough how much you need to read thoroughly through the terms of any publication before you send your writing to them. It is mandatory that you know and understand what rights you’re giving away when you’re trying to get published.

    Just the other day I was emailed by a relatively new indie journal looking for writers. They made it very clear that they did not pay writers for their work, so I figured I’d probably be passing, but I took a look at their Copyright policy out of curiosity and it was a nightmare. They wanted “non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license and right to use, display, reproduce, distribute, and publish the Work on the internet and on or in any medium” (that’s copy and pasted btw) and that was the first of 10 sections on their Copyright agreement page. Yikes. That’s exactly the type of publishing nightmare you don’t want to be trapped in. 

    Most journals will ask for “First North American Rights or a variation on “First Rights” which operate under the assumption that all right revert back to you and they only have the right to be the first publishers of the work. That is what you need to be looking for because you do want to retain all the rights to your work. 

    You want all rights to revert back to you upon publication in case you, say, want to publish it again in the future or use it for a bookmark or post it on your blog, or anything else you might want to do with the writing you worked hard on. Any time a publisher wants more than that, be very suspicious. Anyone who wants to own your work forever and be able to do whatever they want with it without your permission is not to be trusted. Anyone who wants all that and wants you to sign away your right to ever be paid for your work is running a scam.

    Protect your writing. It’s not just your intellectual property, it’s also your baby. You worked hard on it. You need to do the extra research to protect yourself so that a scammer (or even a well meaning start up) doesn’t steal you work right from under you nose and make money off of it.


    Exclusive publishing rights have to have a set time frame! Do not agree to anything that doesn’t clearly state “up to five years from signature” or something like that. 

    What if the publisher goes defunct? What if they get bought by another publisher who doesn’t care to promote or publish your work? You still can’t to anything with it, you don’t own it anymore!

    For a thorough overview of what you should be aware of regarding your intellectual property and publishing rights, please read through this collection of post [https://kriswrites.com/business-musings/contracts-and-dealbreakers/] by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    Protect your IP. Do not give away your stories.


    Every writer needs to read this before signing that contract:

    Writer Beware!


    some people think writers are so eloquent and good with words, but the reality is that we can sit there with our fingers on the keyboard going, “what’s the word for non-sunlight lighting? Like, fake lighting?” and for ten minutes, all our brain will supply is “unofficial”, and we know that’s not the right word, but it’s the only word we can come up with…until finally it’s like our face got smashed into a brick wall and we remember the word we want is “artificial”.


    I couldn't remember the word "doorknob" ten minutes ago.


    ok but the onelook thesaurus will save your life, i literally could not live without this website