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les miserables + tumblr posts (inspired by this and other such posts)

16 hours ago on August 29th, 2014 | J | 35,343 notes

kittyinthestars:

While doing research for a project, I came across a great article on how to recognize whether your teenager’s relationship is healthy. Now, I’m not a parent and I have no siblings to whom I could apply this but this checklist did make me think about parents in Young Adult novels.

How often have we read about a character obsessively checking up on their girlfriend/boyfriend, getting extremely jealous or blaming others for their problems or feelings. These are all serious warning signs of an abusive relationship. Yet, how often have these traits been presented as overly romanticized tropes of love, especially in YA fiction?

That is one trend in the publishing industry, especially in young adult fiction - which is read by possibly very impressionable young adults and teenagers - that worries me greatly. This trend of romanticizing abusive relationships has to stop, lest future generations end up taking these relationships as role models for what they believing is a healthy way of treating other people or being treated.

So homework for fellow writers: Whatever you’re writing, but especially if it is young adult fiction, check out this article on the warning signs and think about your characters.

Do they fit the trope of romanticized abusive relationship, which seems to have wormed its way into the subconscious of our society?

Then change it to a healthier relationship or take the opportunity to address this difficult subject. Make clear to the reader that this is an unhealthy relationship, what effects it has on the victim and that is important to get out of a relationship if it is unhealthy for you.

1 day ago on August 29th, 2014 | J | 11 notes

cerezsis:

I wish more people would realize that there’s a difference between being a good character and being a good person.

1 day ago on August 29th, 2014 | J | 9,136 notes

jmrichards:

North and South + text posts, for Thornsday!

Bonus:

image

1 day ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 707 notes

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

1 day ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 71,542 notes

bookshop:

This is my new favorite thing in the history of life

1 day ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 128,121 notes
1 day ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 4,328 notes

Today in a week I’ll already be in London.

Anyone else going to Kingston University?

Wanna be friends?

1 day ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 1 note

otomriddle:

Harry Potter and the Modern Muggle AU 

2 days ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 10,509 notes

firelorcl:

i scare people lots because i walk very softly and they don’t hear me enter rooms so when they turn around i’m just kind of there and their fear fuels me

2 days ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 187,921 notes