MMFD/Spike Island fans I need your help!
my mom and step-dad are getting a new puppy and I’m arguing for naming rights, since i didn’t get to name our dog Harley, who is a golden retriever. This is Harley, isn’t he handsome :)
They’re going to look at golden retriever puppies today or tomorrow and we all want another boy, a little brother for Harley. My mom wants to name him Maddox (like what?) or Harper (???????) or Soldier (??? my step-dad’s in the army…uh no).
I’m arguing hard to name him Dodge (Spike Island, like c’mon!). They wouldn’t bite on Finley or Chop. hahaha. My mom said if this post gets to 1,000+ notes she’ll think about naming him Dodge. Not a guarantee, but I bet I could sway her if I had 1,000+ of you backing me.
So what do ya say cool peeps? Can you help a girl out? I have until 8am US Eastern Standard Time :)
GO! GO! GO!
"boys in crop tops" is a beautiful fashion movement, but imagine the teen wolf boys in crop tops
Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.
That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.
When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.
MMFD Fanfiction Masterpost
ch1darkcy I’ve found that sometimes if your looking at a post on mobile tumblr it cuts posts off at certain points. Like I’m on mobile now and the list stops after R. But looking on my Mac the list goes all the way to Z.
POST CLOSED!! (it is closed!, but made a one time exception to fix some things and add fics)
This is a compilation of all the fiction that has been published in/through Tumblr (most of them at least).
It was a pleasure to do this but I unfortunately can’t keep…
Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing
"The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive."
A young writer that I mentor reached out to me last week. “None of these agents look like me,” she said, “and they don’t represent anyone that looks like me.” She’s wrapping up a final draft of her first novel and I’d told her to research literary agencies to get a feel for what’s out there. “What if they don’t get what I’m doing?”