Whichever way you turn, female characterisation is a minefield. Male characters tend to get away with so much more. I loved writing Jonah Griggs (from Jellicoe) but Jonah killed his father, bashes up Ben and stomps on his fingers, shoves Taylor up against the wall in rage, yet I rarely read a negative comment about him as a character. Evanjalin in Finnikin, on the other hand, has been criticised many a time and called manipulative and a liar. I think we are so much tougher on our female characters.
― Melina Marchetta [x] (via leaningonthesideofwonder)

charlottelabouff:

vua2:

I’ll never understand people who don’t drink alcohol

Maybe they know what alcohol can do to people, maybe they fear liver failure, maybe they had a family member or friend that died from an alcohol related accident, maybe they don’t feel the need or desire to drink, it’s really not that hard to comprehend.

(Source: vua)


Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
― Tyler Kent White  (via dijous)

(Source: allwereallyneedisweed)

overlypolitebisexual:

cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER

happiest:

do u ever wonder what a famous person is doing at this very moment in time

just-be-brilliant:

My momma she told me don’t worry about your size

She said who cares what boys think as long as you love yourself