6 things you’ll never hear from an english major
SPARK's Seventeen Teen Vogue Challenge: One thing I've learned from this challenge -
I used to hang out with people at school who didn’t make me feel good. After we hung out I had a pit in my stomach and doubted myself. I have different friends now, who make me happy, who make me feel great. My life is better now that I spend my time with positive people.
This made me realize…
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jealous of jetpacks: THE GIRLY GATSBY -
The next time someone asks me why @MaureenJohnson did the #coverflip thing, I’m going to cram a copy of THE GREAT GATSBY down their nose and remind them that if Gatsby and Daisy had been gender-flipped and Gatsby had been a girl doing anything it took to get such a shallow guy, she would have…
Wow, that is a REALLY good point. Aren’t we supposed to take away that Gatsby is creepy though? Sure it’s not viewed that way to the extent it would have been with a gender swap but I would put people who long for their own Gatsby in the same category as those who think Romeo and Juliet is romantic.
Oh, absolutely. But the thing is, Gatsby is viewed as *positive*—not necessarily perfect or romanticized, but positive. He’s basically the only character who’s shown to have any hope or even integrity. He (and the narrator) are arguably the only positive characters in the whole book (something that is, in part, done because of the narrative voice).
If you strip away the story and just look at the character, he’s a bit of sociopath. He’s not noble; he’s psychotic, and delusion, and he can’t escape his own past or his own vision of what’s ideal.
I don’t really think he’s the type of character that people attracted to men “long” for—I agree with you in that this is the sort of “romance” on par with Romeo and Juliet (i.e. not realistic, and not something we idealize). But that said, take away any chance of this being a romantic ideal, and look and simply the way the characters are portrayed:
-beautiful, but a silly little fool
But I assume that if genders were flipped, it would look like this:
-but a silly little fool (for wanting someone she can’t have)
-not so much hopeful as obsessed
-a good guy who sticks with his wife, not some floozy obsessed over him
Of course, I’m making assumptions here. But ultimately, my point is that a Boy!Gatsby is an idealistic hopeful, but a Girl!Gatsby would be an obsessed idiot. And while Girl!Daisy is cruel and mean for not going with Boy!Gatsby, a Boy!Daisy would be seen as positive for staying with his spouse.
An AMAZING work of cosplay/fanart! It’s not just the costume, it’s the whole package—this totally captures a moment of truth for the character, and it breaks my heart.
Photo by Mineralblu [link]
Bass made by TabbyCatMittens
Marceline made/worn by: Hopie-Chan
Simon (including beard and prosthetics) made/worn by: ~xHee-Heex
Marcy worn by Chlo-Chlo, made by: ~xHee-Heex
Hambo made by: Hopie-Chan
Too much waiting but it’s finally here!!!
I will never, ever get tired of seeing my name written in other languages. Thank you Cveti! This is actually the first time I’ve seen this cover!!
areadersadventure asked: Ever After is one of my favorite movies! Now I'm totally going to re-watch it this summer.
I vote you rewatch it RIGHT NOW and also again in the summer.
palewashere asked: I have to ask, what do you get a say in when publishing a book? What don't you get a say in? such as the summary, the title, the cover, etc...
Things I get a say in:
Things I don’t get a say in:
No, but seriously, worth it, because I have complete faith in my publisher and editor.
The next time someone asks me why @MaureenJohnson did the #coverflip thing, I’m going to cram a copy of THE GREAT GATSBY down their nose and remind them that if Gatsby and Daisy had been gender-flipped and Gatsby had been a girl doing anything it took to get such a shallow guy, she would have been called both desperate and a slut, and then the book would have been mocked and probably never published.
I mean. Seriously. When Gatsy is a guy, he’s “The Great,” but can you imagine the response the book would have gotten in a gender-flipped version? If everything else was the same, but gender.