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)



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.

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

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


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


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

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