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Advice, Being Alone, and Amazon: Positive feedback makes me write more. And writing more makes me a better writer. I've received a fair amount of negative comments, and EVERY one of them has simply made me give up writing for a while. Sometimes months Anonymous asked: Honestly I appreclate what you've been saying about unsolicited comments an fic b/c when I was small & first started writing fic - I didn't speak English very well my 1st language ls Hawaiian Pidgin which uses some English words but they're spelled VERY differently & the grammar is VERY different & anyways I was lke a tiny child getting roasted by grown adults In the comments of my fic for spellingigrammar & it wasn't helpful It just made me an Insecure writer.I dan't write fic anymore i have literally never had good I once had a "concritter" on ff.net fail to understand the difference between Amazon reviews and fanfic reviews/comments. She used the existence of the former to justify being harsh in the latter. And l could not get her to comprehend that Amazon reviews are not the same thing as fanfic reviews #stop hurting us for your own personal ego trip if you've ever wondered why i stopped writing, it's because of exactly this. i was in a highly emotionally fragile place, writing was one of my very few healthy cathartic outlets, and one person too many decided to be 'helpful in the comments #but the one time I got a lot of negative feedback on something I posted #it stuck #it hurt #it ruined my entire day Hand bled into the rest of my week #now this was multiple people writing paragraph on how I was wrong and #something that hits home this week an have #1 dont care if they think my writing sucks #but they didnt need to share it lose to home ause all theyve done is mad and made sure ill never touch tha delete arac or fear of the se people coming after me #ionly got a couple of negative reviews but i thought about them long after l should have yeah. It didn't drive me out of the Sterek fandom. But it could have, very easily Ten years previous it almost certainly would have, because belleve me, before I was on anxlety medication, that sort of comment would have left me in a spiral for weeks. #see actually this is why I'm not writing currently and like that really made me deflate and not wanna work on the next fic #idk #dumb petty problems #I'm still a little sad about it #I'll admit that I ta te harshly -even if it's worded well #1 was almost put off writing fic forever when the forst fic i ever posted got scathingly-picked apart and l was he #l thought I was a terrible writer and never wanted to post fic again #really tho #i didn't write more tsyl for months bc of one horrible review 've gotten very tired of comments #tired and leery eaction now is more on't wan #just #sigh -don't get me wrong! #1 leay hell alone #it's not fun at all like 98% of why I'm on a03 mainly now ere so many lovely people on fnet cause there were who seem in something because i enjoy writing #like #what #why #all of this -particularly the constructive criticism section #don't be a dick -fanfic problems #and things like that are why I barely write for that ship now very important #(and a huge reason i can't bring myself to keep writing a story I'm very #-because someone wrote a nasty comment on a couple of chapters and ican't get past that) #all of my fics have been beta read by 2-3 ppl on't want any unsolicited opinions ove #as much as i wrote this fic with my whole soul #if I'm happy with it then it doesnt matter -I don't care/ #actual criticism is har arranted its impossible to just appreciate it and being a beta fjust throwing in a sentence about how you didnt like one thing or one fact is wrong isnt actually helping most of the time #and forgive my arrogant ass but unless I specifically asked for your negative critique m not gonna trust what you say anyway always despis #1 en ad to pass our papers around the class for people to metaphorically rip apart #agreed #iam the same #if I dont ask for critique then dont do it pls even if you are being good mannered #if I want critiques i will ask someone spe #if I'm looki ing for constructive feedback # why are you telling me about a perceived plot hole in a 104k word fic #pst it wasnt a plot hole I did th npurpose cknowledge given that we've gotter having free fic #some don't want to improve! #maybe in a broad sense yes #if I knit a blanket and give it as a gift none of these autho you improvement #1 don't want the only thing out of the recipien ! #that's just shitty you were given a gift ay someo tiny comment alon in it wasn't that bad actually othered m #even if they specifically told me that they liked it #it took an 11 friend's comment about it for me to let it go and be at peace #they knew enoug different culture #someone might get 99 praises flame) that stays with them #1 have a pretty good ego about my writing eta readers sometimes an en ис #there's plenty of stuff i wouldn't share online simply because the criticism ould hu on away from my passion #this #this so much #i accept criticism from very few people #because they know how to tell it to me #even if sometimes it does sting #1 trust these people to know what is missing/lacking/bad about my writing ince i have asked for it ont wa m when i finally post my stories #1 just wanna know if people have lik #1 don't care #clearly it wasn't written for you #the improvemen one reason only #because I've kept writing- and reading) #I've honed my skilled by myself ed them #ifn ot #don't tell me ar een made for ou can say something nice about thi for a friend and spent years of my life on for you can shut up i feel like these are the pe writing workshop #they need to grow the fuck up are forever stuck in their creat #and get out of our comment sections #well i am glad someone thinks this way! #1 always feel bad for wanting po sitive feedback #1 don't mind people asking me questions #and I don't always mind comments about how i've improved #but god it pisses me off when you point out typoes y own editing bc i don't always use a beta -and that's it #fin e?? #I'm doing this for free fuck off ffanfiction #i get that people want to be helpful Abut you're supposed to ask if your help is needed for wait for your help to be requested hank you #im so shy abot my writing and then i got a comment that started hmmm dove into all the things they didnt like and thought ishpuld an change Hand genuinely i wasnt sure theyd even read it because this stuff was so backward ho did it make me feel shit #It's true #1ike if you wanna give it to me then ask and I'll be okay probably but someone else might not be #and goddamn it's for fun #THANKYOU #slow clap e number of time pent all day obsessing over mean little #mood #im dealing with this rn and it's pissing me off Hunless you're someone I Actually Know #then fuck off in # agree so much with this #and I get shit over it occasionally #but honestly #I'm not a published author #this isnt my job it's just a bit of fun #and I am not about that negativity #let me play in peace #some people think their opinion or correction is SO to be said great that it just HAS as i #as if they are fucking experts on antic #1 don't care if you are an editor in real life #if you aren't my beta #keep your mouth shut on concrit #it's simple #really much #people can tell me all they want about my spelling errors at opinion is somehow (because there's always one or two) #and i-don't care #im not tDing it #especially not spending hours writing #yes this #i'm not a native speaker and I already know i make mistakes #so give us a break 1 still posted the thing for you #fanfiction #I'm honestly probably never going to write fanfic ever again #you'll never catch me writing TW fic ever again #I've learned my lesson I have peopleI take my work to for critique. Serious critique. I want that criticism, and to be better. If l post something and don't say it's in some level of a finished form or hey let me know what you think, probably best to assume I'm not looking for your red pen insight in my inbox. literally like, I got my first comment on a fic a while back that wasn't just keysmashing or compliments or wtv, it was literally just advice, but it hit me like a sack of bricks to the face and lost the will to continue the fic I was working on when I read that comment my mood plummeted off a cliff in the span of a couple sentences. This is pretty Rich actually, because l have had my life destroyed by online Critics on stories I just posted for fun Thank you, Kedreeva. This is also how I feel when my partner tries to give me concrit on my Overwatch game play. I didn't ask you for concrit. Please leave me alone. You're ruining my fun thing by turning it into homework. Unsolicited concrit is entitled wank #honestly keep it to your damn selves # constructive criticism is a huge part of why I don't fucking write anymore ck off with that shit #I've seen too many writers give up tAnd stop writing few a ss holes who thought they needed to tell these people that they didn't like their story for some reason #1m sometimes still thinking about that one Concrit comment I got years ago #important #fanfiction #writing #criticism #that's one of the reasons I never write sterek again #whereas with my writing? Dont -please #even if y #1m going to remember the one inconsequential bad thing #AT MOST you can point out like a spelling error or two #but honestly don't bother if I missed them on the proof then I probably don't care enough to edit it again ou leave the nicest comme nt otherwis NOW #as someone who writes #i hate hate hate concrit on works that are posted unless I've specifically asked for more bad that im s ometimes way too much of a wimp when it comes to concrit #Tbh I'm very wary of criticism #I've had most people do it in a way that negatively affected the way I see my work #Asking first is a wonderful way to go about it! kedreeva: When I say “writers don’t want your unsolicited criticism” and “leaving unsolicited criticism on fanfiction hurts writers” THIS is what I mean. This isn’t even all of them, this is just from a FEW posts on the subject. Read through these, and then look me in the eyes and say you’re ~helping writers~ by leaving that criticizing comment on someone’s fic when they didn’t ask you to. You’re hurting or, at best, annoying us. You’re hurting fandom. You’re not helping us.
Advice, Being Alone, and Amazon: Positive feedback makes me
 write more. And writing more
 makes me a better writer. I've
 received a fair amount of
 negative comments, and
 EVERY one of them has
 simply made me give up
 writing for a while. Sometimes
 months
 Anonymous asked: Honestly I
 appreclate what you've been saying
 about unsolicited comments an fic b/c
 when I was small & first started
 writing fic - I didn't speak English
 very well my 1st language ls
 Hawaiian Pidgin which uses some
 English words but they're spelled
 VERY differently & the grammar is
 VERY different & anyways I was lke a
 tiny child getting roasted by grown
 adults In the comments of my fic for
 spellingigrammar & it wasn't helpful
 It just made me an Insecure writer.I
 dan't write fic anymore
 i have literally never had good
 I once had a "concritter" on
 ff.net fail to understand the
 difference between
 Amazon reviews and fanfic
 reviews/comments. She
 used the existence of the
 former to justify being
 harsh in the latter. And l
 could not get her to
 comprehend that Amazon
 reviews are not the same
 thing as fanfic reviews
 #stop hurting us for your own personal ego trip
 if you've ever wondered
 why i stopped writing, it's
 because of exactly this. i
 was in a highly emotionally
 fragile place, writing was
 one of my very few healthy
 cathartic outlets, and one
 person too many decided
 to be 'helpful in the
 comments
 #but the one time I got a lot of negative feedback on something I posted
 #it stuck #it hurt #it ruined my entire day
 Hand bled into the rest of my week
 #now this was multiple people writing paragraph on how I was wrong and
 #something that hits home this week
 an have
 #1 dont care if they think my writing sucks
 #but they didnt need to share it
 lose to home
 ause all theyve done is mad
 and made sure ill never touch tha
 delete
 arac
 or fear of the
 se
 people coming after me
 #ionly got a couple of negative reviews but i thought about them long
 after l should have
 yeah. It didn't drive me out of the Sterek fandom. But it could have, very easily
 Ten years previous it almost certainly would have, because belleve me, before
 I was on anxlety medication, that sort of comment would have left me in a
 spiral for weeks.
 #see actually this is why I'm not writing currently
 and like that really made me deflate and not wanna work on the next fic
 #idk #dumb petty problems #I'm still a little sad about it
 #I'll admit that I ta
 te harshly
 -even if it's worded well
 #1 was almost put off writing fic forever when the forst fic i ever posted got
 scathingly-picked apart
 and l was
 he
 #l thought I was a terrible writer and never wanted to post fic again
 #really tho
 #i didn't write more tsyl for months bc of one horrible review

 've gotten very tired of comments
 #tired and leery
 eaction now is more
 on't wan
 #just
 #sigh
 -don't get me wrong!
 #1
 leay
 hell alone
 #it's not fun at all
 like 98% of why I'm on a03 mainly now
 ere so many lovely people on fnet
 cause there were
 who seem
 in
 something because i enjoy writing
 #like #what #why
 #all of this -particularly the constructive criticism section
 #don't be a dick -fanfic problems
 #and things like that are why I barely write for that ship now
 very important
 #(and a huge reason i can't bring myself to keep writing a story I'm very
 #-because someone wrote a nasty comment on a couple of chapters and
 ican't get past that)
 #all of my fics have been beta read by 2-3 ppl
 on't want any unsolicited opinions
 ove
 #as much as i wrote this fic with my whole soul
 #if I'm happy with it then it doesnt matter
 -I don't care/
 #actual criticism is har
 arranted its impossible to just appreciate it
 and being a beta
 fjust throwing in a sentence about how you didnt like one thing or one
 fact is wrong isnt actually helping most of the time
 #and forgive my arrogant ass but unless I specifically asked for your
 negative critique
 m not gonna trust what you say anyway
 always despis
 #1
 en
 ad to pass our papers
 around the class for people to metaphorically rip apart
 #agreed #iam the same
 #if I dont ask for critique then dont do it pls even if you are being good
 mannered
 #if I want critiques i will ask someone spe
 #if I'm looki
 ing for constructive feedback
 # why are you telling me about a perceived plot hole in a 104k word fic
 #pst it wasnt a plot hole I did th
 npurpose

 cknowledge given that we've gotter
 having free fic
 #some don't want to improve! #maybe in a broad sense yes
 #if I knit a blanket and give it as a gift
 none of these autho
 you improvement
 #1 don't want the only thing out of the recipien
 !
 #that's just shitty
 you were given a gift
 ay someo
 tiny comment alon
 in
 it wasn't that bad actually
 othered m
 #even if they specifically told me that they liked it
 #it took an 11 friend's comment about it for me to let it go and be at peace
 #they knew enoug
 different culture
 #someone might get 99 praises
 flame) that stays with them
 #1 have a pretty good ego about my writing
 eta readers sometimes
 an
 en
 ис
 #there's plenty of stuff i wouldn't share online simply because the criticism
 ould hu
 on
 away from my passion
 #this #this so much #i accept criticism from very few people
 #because they know how to tell it to me
 #even if sometimes it does sting
 #1 trust these people to know what is missing/lacking/bad about my writing
 ince i have asked for it
 ont wa
 m when i finally post my stories
 #1 just wanna know if people have lik
 #1 don't care #clearly it wasn't written for you
 #the improvemen
 one reason only #because I've kept writing- and reading)
 #I've honed my skilled by myself
 ed them #ifn
 ot
 #don't tell me
 ar
 een made for
 ou can say something nice about thi
 for a friend and spent years of my life on
 for you can shut up
 i feel like these are the pe
 writing workshop
 #they need to grow the fuck up
 are forever stuck in their creat
 #and get out of our comment sections

 #well i am glad someone thinks this way!
 #1 always feel bad for wanting po
 sitive feedback
 #1 don't mind people asking me questions
 #and I don't always mind comments about how i've improved
 #but god it pisses me off when you point out typoes
 y own editing bc i don't always use a beta
 -and that's it
 #fin
 e??
 #I'm doing this for free fuck off
 ffanfiction #i get that people want to be helpful
 Abut you're supposed to ask if your help is needed
 for wait for your help to be requested
 hank you
 #im so shy abot my writing and then i got a comment that started hmmm
 dove into all the things they didnt like and thought ishpuld
 an
 change
 Hand genuinely i wasnt sure theyd even read it because this stuff was so
 backward
 ho
 did it make me feel shit
 #It's true
 #1ike if you wanna give it to me then ask and I'll be okay probably
 but someone else might not be
 #and goddamn it's for fun
 #THANKYOU #slow clap
 e number of time
 pent all day obsessing over
 mean little
 #mood #im dealing with this rn and it's pissing me off
 Hunless you're someone I Actually Know #then fuck off
 in
 # agree so much with this #and I get shit over it occasionally
 #but honestly #I'm not a published author #this isnt my job
 it's just a bit of fun #and I am not about that negativity
 #let me play in peace
 #some people think their opinion or correction is SO
 to be said
 great that it just HAS
 as i
 #as if they are fucking experts on antic
 #1 don't care if you are an editor in real life #if you aren't my beta
 #keep your mouth shut on concrit #it's simple #really
 much #people can tell me all they want about my spelling errors
 at opinion is somehow
 (because there's always one or two) #and i-don't care
 #im not tDing it #especially not spending hours writing
 #yes this
 #i'm not a native speaker and I already know i make mistakes
 #so give us a break
 1 still posted the thing for you
 #fanfiction
 #I'm honestly probably never going to write fanfic ever again
 #you'll never catch me writing TW fic ever again
 #I've learned my lesson

 I have peopleI take my
 work to for critique. Serious
 critique. I want that
 criticism, and to be better. If
 l post something and don't
 say it's in some level of a
 finished form or hey let me
 know what you think,
 probably best to assume
 I'm not looking for your red
 pen insight in my inbox.
 literally like, I got my first
 comment on a fic a while
 back that wasn't just
 keysmashing or
 compliments or wtv, it was
 literally just advice, but it hit
 me like a sack of bricks to
 the face and lost the will to
 continue the fic I was
 working on when I read that
 comment my mood
 plummeted off a cliff in the
 span of a couple
 sentences.
 This is pretty Rich
 actually, because l have
 had my life destroyed by
 online Critics on stories I
 just posted for fun
 Thank you, Kedreeva. This
 is also how I feel when my
 partner tries to give me
 concrit on my Overwatch
 game play. I didn't ask you
 for concrit. Please leave
 me alone. You're ruining my
 fun thing by turning it into
 homework.
 Unsolicited concrit is
 entitled wank
 #honestly keep it to your damn selves
 # constructive criticism is a huge part of why I don't fucking write anymore
 ck off with that shit
 #I've seen too many writers give up
 tAnd stop writing
 few a
 ss holes who thought they needed to tell these
 people that they didn't like their story for some reason
 #1m sometimes still thinking about that one Concrit comment I got years
 ago
 #important #fanfiction #writing #criticism
 #that's one of the reasons I never write sterek again
 #whereas with my writing? Dont -please
 #even if y
 #1m going to remember the one inconsequential bad thing
 #AT MOST you can point out like a spelling error or two
 #but honestly don't bother if I missed them on the proof then I probably
 don't care enough to edit it again
 ou leave the nicest comme
 nt otherwis
 NOW
 #as someone who writes
 #i hate hate hate concrit on works that are posted unless I've specifically asked for
 more
 bad that im s
 ometimes way too much of a wimp when it comes to
 concrit
 #Tbh I'm very wary of criticism
 #I've had most people do it in a way that negatively affected the way I see
 my work
 #Asking first is a wonderful way to go about it!
kedreeva:

When I say “writers don’t want your unsolicited criticism” and “leaving unsolicited criticism on fanfiction hurts writers” THIS is what I mean.
This isn’t even all of them, this is just from a FEW posts on the subject. Read through these, and then look me in the eyes and say you’re ~helping writers~ by leaving that criticizing comment on someone’s fic when they didn’t ask you to.
You’re hurting or, at best, annoying us. You’re hurting fandom.


You’re not helping us.

kedreeva: When I say “writers don’t want your unsolicited criticism” and “leaving unsolicited criticism on fanfiction hurts writers” THIS i...

America, Asian, and Community: MESSAGE FROM THE FATHER OF MOLLIE TIBBETTS The person who is accused of taking Mollie's life is no more a reflection of the Hispanic community as white supremacists are of all white people. To suggest otherwise is a lie. Justice in my America is blind. This person will receive a fair trial, as it should be. If convicted, he will face the consequences society has set. Beyond that, he deserves no more attention. To the Hispanic community, my family stands with you and offers its heartfelt apology. That you've been beset by the circumstances of Mollie's death is wrong. We treasure the contribution you bring to the American tapestry in all its color and melody. And yes, we love your food. My stepdaughter, whom Mollie loved so dearly, is Latina. Her sons _ Mollie's cherished nephews and my grandchildren are Latino. That means I am Hispanic. I am African. I am Asian. I am European. My blood runs from every corner of the Earth because I am American As an American, I have one tenet: to respect every citizen of the world and actively engage in the ongoing pursuit to form a more perfect union. Given that, to knowingly foment discord among races is a disgrace to our flag. It incites fear in innocent communities and lends legitimacy to the darkest, most hate-filled corners of the American soul. It is the opposite of leadership. It is the opposite of humanity. It is heartless. It is despicable. It is shameful. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/09/0 1/mollie-tibbetts-father- common-decency-immigration-heartless-despicable-donald-trump-jr-column/ 1 I 631 3 1 002/ A Message From the Father of Mollie Tibbetts
America, Asian, and Community: MESSAGE FROM THE FATHER
 OF MOLLIE TIBBETTS
 The person who is accused of taking Mollie's life is no more a
 reflection of the Hispanic community as white supremacists are of all
 white people. To suggest otherwise is a lie. Justice in my America is
 blind. This person will receive a fair trial, as it should be. If convicted,
 he will face the consequences society has set. Beyond that, he
 deserves no more attention.
 To the Hispanic community, my family stands with you and offers its
 heartfelt apology. That you've been beset by the circumstances of
 Mollie's death is wrong. We treasure the contribution you bring to
 the American tapestry in all its color and melody. And yes, we love
 your food.
 My stepdaughter, whom Mollie loved so dearly, is Latina. Her sons _
 Mollie's cherished nephews and my grandchildren are Latino. That
 means I am Hispanic. I am African. I am Asian. I am European. My
 blood runs from every corner of the Earth because I am American
 As an American, I have one tenet: to respect every citizen of the
 world and actively engage in the ongoing pursuit to form a more
 perfect union.
 Given that, to knowingly foment discord among races is a disgrace to
 our flag. It incites fear in innocent communities and lends legitimacy
 to the darkest, most hate-filled corners of the American soul. It is the
 opposite of leadership. It is the opposite of humanity. It is heartless.
 It is despicable. It is shameful.
 https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/09/0 1/mollie-tibbetts-father-
 common-decency-immigration-heartless-despicable-donald-trump-jr-column/ 1 I 631 3 1 002/
A Message From the Father of Mollie Tibbetts

A Message From the Father of Mollie Tibbetts

Bad, Life, and Memes: LEARN TOTURN A NEGATIVEINTOA POSITIVE It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many people do not think to push the thoughts away from our thinking pattern, but we can actually control what thoughts we decide to let affect us. - ✔️Push negative thoughts out. One tactic that successfully positive people have is to ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. It takes about 30 seconds of dwelling on a thought for it to enter our deeper consciousness. You can train your brain to reject these thoughts, stopping them before they can take hold. Release those thoughts from your mind and do not allow them back in. This is something that can be practiced and improved on over time. Some people find that meditation practices can improve the control you have over your thoughts by sharpening the mind. 📝 - ✔️Make time for positivity. It is a given that if you surround yourself and your life with negativity, you will end up in a bad place. Make time in your free time to do things that make you happy personally. This can be a hobby, reading, sports or exercise. Anything that can be focused on and enjoyed by you is a good distraction from negativity. TRY IT! - Let me know if this was helpful 😉 - positivity motivation millionairementor
Bad, Life, and Memes: LEARN TOTURN A
 NEGATIVEINTOA
 POSITIVE
It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many people do not think to push the thoughts away from our thinking pattern, but we can actually control what thoughts we decide to let affect us. - ✔️Push negative thoughts out. One tactic that successfully positive people have is to ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. It takes about 30 seconds of dwelling on a thought for it to enter our deeper consciousness. You can train your brain to reject these thoughts, stopping them before they can take hold. Release those thoughts from your mind and do not allow them back in. This is something that can be practiced and improved on over time. Some people find that meditation practices can improve the control you have over your thoughts by sharpening the mind. 📝 - ✔️Make time for positivity. It is a given that if you surround yourself and your life with negativity, you will end up in a bad place. Make time in your free time to do things that make you happy personally. This can be a hobby, reading, sports or exercise. Anything that can be focused on and enjoyed by you is a good distraction from negativity. TRY IT! - Let me know if this was helpful 😉 - positivity motivation millionairementor

It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many ...

Bad, Life, and Memes: ALWAYS TURN A NEGATIVE SITUATION INTO A POSITIVE SITUATION It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many people do not think to push the thoughts away from our thinking pattern, but we can actually control what thoughts we decide to let affect us. - ✔️Push negative thoughts out. One tactic that successfully positive people have is to ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. It takes about 30 seconds of dwelling on a thought for it to enter our deeper consciousness. You can train your brain to reject these thoughts, stopping them before they can take hold. Release those thoughts from your mind and do not allow them back in. This is something that can be practiced and improved on over time. Some people find that meditation practices can improve the control you have over your thoughts by sharpening the mind. 📝 - ✔️Make time for positivity. It is a given that if you surround yourself and your life with negativity, you will end up in a bad place. Make time in your free time to do things that make you happy personally. This can be a hobby, reading, sports or exercise. Anything that can be focused on and enjoyed by you is a good distraction from negativity. TRY IT! - Let me know if this was helpful 😉 - positivity motivation millionairementor
Bad, Life, and Memes: ALWAYS TURN A
 NEGATIVE SITUATION
 INTO A POSITIVE SITUATION
It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many people do not think to push the thoughts away from our thinking pattern, but we can actually control what thoughts we decide to let affect us. - ✔️Push negative thoughts out. One tactic that successfully positive people have is to ignore and reject negative thoughts that enter the mind. It takes about 30 seconds of dwelling on a thought for it to enter our deeper consciousness. You can train your brain to reject these thoughts, stopping them before they can take hold. Release those thoughts from your mind and do not allow them back in. This is something that can be practiced and improved on over time. Some people find that meditation practices can improve the control you have over your thoughts by sharpening the mind. 📝 - ✔️Make time for positivity. It is a given that if you surround yourself and your life with negativity, you will end up in a bad place. Make time in your free time to do things that make you happy personally. This can be a hobby, reading, sports or exercise. Anything that can be focused on and enjoyed by you is a good distraction from negativity. TRY IT! - Let me know if this was helpful 😉 - positivity motivation millionairementor

It is important to shift these negative thoughts into positive ones before it can ruin your day and take a toll on your personal life. Many ...

Bad, Bill Nye, and Blade: RRT Industries, Ltd. @RRTIndustries imagine if the dude from Captain Kangaroo starting thinking he was an actual ship captain and went around lecturing people on maritime navigation, law, logistics, etc that's exactly what @BillNye did but with science 12:45 PM 06 Dec 17 <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169338857563/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169338213883/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169337983338/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169337454458/rabbittiddy-sosungalittleclodofclay" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169329358063/sosungalittleclodofclay-rabbittiddy" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://sosungalittleclodofclay.tumblr.com/post/169328548058/rabbittiddy-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">sosungalittleclodofclay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://rabbittiddy.tumblr.com/post/169326565428/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">rabbittiddy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169169121166/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168997730/reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168925781/keyhollow-reasonandempathy-keyhollow" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168907340/reasonandempathy-keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/169168826941/keyhollow-fluffylaces" class="tumblr_blog">reasonandempathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/169168724475/fluffylaces-political-dissonance-pretty" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fluffylaces.tumblr.com/post/169168398436/political-dissonance-pretty-much-wait-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">fluffylaces</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://political-dissonance.tumblr.com/post/168689151551/pretty-much" class="tumblr_blog">political-dissonance</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Pretty Much</p></blockquote> <p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p> </blockquote> <p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p> </blockquote> <p>STEM degree, so yes.</p> </blockquote> <p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p> <p>Trust me, it’s different. </p> <p>S - Science (scientists)</p> <p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p> <p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p> <p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p> </blockquote> <p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p> </blockquote> <p>You are right. </p> <p>It does. </p> <p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p> </blockquote> <p style="">Okay.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p> <p style=""><br/></p> <p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p> <p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p> </blockquote> <p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p> <p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p> </blockquote> <p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p> </blockquote> <p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p> </blockquote> <p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p> <p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p> <p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p> </blockquote> <p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>
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 imagine if the dude from Captain
 Kangaroo starting thinking he was
 an actual ship captain and went
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 maritime navigation, law, logistics,
 etc
 that's exactly what @BillNye did
 but with science
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<p>Wait, isn’t Bill Nye an actual scientist?</p>
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<p>Mechanical engineer if I remember correctly, so no</p>
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<p>STEM degree, so yes.</p>
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<p>Except he’s not a scientist, he is an engineer. </p>
<p>Trust me, it’s different. </p>
<p>S - Science (scientists)</p>
<p>T - Technology (technicians, can also minorly overlap with others</p>
<p>E - Engineering (engineers)</p>
<p>M - Managment (those who manage others. Usually they’re managing the engineers, because boy do they need it. Often referred to as Managment) </p>
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<p style="">…the M stands for Mathematics…</p>
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<p>You are right. </p>
<p>It does. </p>
<p>I fucked up right there and I have a funny story as to why, but that’s not for right now. My point still stands. </p>
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<p style="">Okay.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/622d61bb2e7ac576fec909f06c428dd2/tumblr_inline_p1utegrCoU1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="140" data-orig-width="618"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0e078dbb13b933860fa6fe5db9b83f05/tumblr_inline_p1utfa5aoA1tb6pwe_540.png" data-orig-height="472" data-orig-width="658"/></figure><p>The guy also has 6 honorary doctorates of science from Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, and other universities.</p>
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<p style="">You can say that his professional work is engineering and not science, and be correct.</p>
<p>I’m making the assertion that he has the accolades and professional experience, especially enough overlap, that it’s a distinction without difference in his case.</p>
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<p>The honorary thing is iffy. People who worked for those degrees tend towards disliking an honorary overstepping, especially with how little you can do to get one.</p>
<p>It’s less Bill Nye is like the above and more like Bill Nye is just like Linus Pauling.</p>
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<p>I don’t know if he’s that good, but let me tell you something<br/><br/>when non science communicators start talking science, people get scared. we talk about wierd funguses and parasites and hyperparasitoid wasps and viruses and what not and the strange (and exicting!) shit they do and the next thing you know, you have 398 different books and video games and webcomics exploring zombies and aliens parasites/virus and fungal zombies and a whole nine yards. which at least the audiance of those only has a mini freak out when they find out that, say, cordyceps(<i>last of us</i>) is a real thing (but only a few insect species are susceptible).<br/><br/>so for big mainsteam infodumps, we give very safe and secure and generally well recieved science communicators a long lead.</p>
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<p>I meant more in Pauling’s thing on megadoses of Vitamin C. Great chemist, but knows fuck all about nutrition and medicine. And part of me gets the idea that people don’t get that Bill is a damn fine engineer, but his science credentials, are of the pop variety, which can be good to get kids into the sciences, but the way people treat him as an authority on anything aside from mechanical engineering leaves a pretty bad taste in my mouth, especially given that I know exactly how he got his start, and I’ve seen more accomplished people do a better job.</p>
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<p>and then people ask how we get there and we say, well we’d have to start with stem cell research and then we’d have cloning tech and organ donoation wouldn’t even be a thing and then (and then people get VERYVERY SCARED) next thing you know there’s a human born human front and everyone is rewatching gattaca and blade runner and getting VERY SCARED again. I mean damn, if people find out what we’re doing with parathanogenisis research in the mean while, y’all would flip a lid. <br/><br/>also, “vitamin megadose therapy”: actually very effective for some nutritional defecencies and related diseases(scurvy is an old one: large doses of vitamin C which yes is water soluble and is thus pissed out, treats scurvy faster than the exact capacity dose, rickets and some others), but yes negligble effect on healthy people. and it promoted people looking at world hunger as a problem to be solved to look at total nutrition(something not thought of in the 1960′s), not just kcal quantity. and for healthy people, megadosing does nothing that a placebo doesn’t do unless it’s once of the few fat soluble ones, and thus is altogether harmless as a ritual.<br/><br/>and of course, it serves as an mental innoculation against leaving things like bright’s disease(s) declared ‘untreatable’.<br/><br/>sometimes you have to come at a problem or set of problems squirrelly and sideways.</p>
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<p>I’m referring to megadoses being a panacea, which Linus kinda started (and has been shown by other to be not the case) of somebody with a particular degree going out of their element and making a fool of themselves.</p>
<p>What I’m going on here is that Nye wass great for getting kids into the sciences, but he’s not an authority. He’s an entertainer first and foremost. He’s not an authority on most of the stuff he purports either, and even then has problems in still being the guy from Almost Live who had science demonstrations that three Brits who actually work for Universities and have relevant degrees as well do an even better job of teaching while entertaining (helps that the three have some education credentials to back it up). Like I said his knowledge is of the pop and elementary variety, and very often (especially nowadays) strays into guy who doesn’t even try to research what he’s talking about in the slightest.</p>
<p>As for squirelly thinking, that’s great when it produces repeatable and verifiable results, but often it tends toward pseudioscience, which gets debunked time and again. And when I say pop science, I’m talking things that have come around that stick because they’re popular, even if they’re actually wrong (for example elemental Iodine doesn’t boil ever, it just sublimates, which is something various home chemists have accidentally discovered isn’t true).That’s some of what’s going on with Nye, people are now taking him as an authority when he has none, and may in fact be wrong.</p>
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<p>Okay, lay it out. what is it that you’re scared that Nye maybe wrong about?</p>
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<p>LEts see fors starters on the more recent one his whole gender show. On the older one, it’s had some stuff that’s gone the way of the dodo (how he described atoms, even by 6th grade I knew it was long out of date), the whole myth of freezer batteries, his newer thing on nuclear power, hell have a video by somebody else.</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DjwZs226GTWI"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwZs226GTWI?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote>

<p>Also can we please stop pretending that honorary degrees mean jack shit?</p>

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Ass, Beer, and Comfortable: Brandorn Follow @brandonlgtaylor In a fantasy novel, how come everybody can afford high-grade wool? Also, how come everyone eats the same soups and drinks the same beer? 5:03 am - 21 Aug 2017 362 Retweets 1321 LikesO 50ti 362 1.3K Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Replying to @brandonlgtaylor How come in a fantasy novel, if the winters are so hard and cruel, you end up with all those pages of huge ass thick oak trees????? 2t25 276 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 IF THE WINTERS ARE SO HARD AND THE SOIL IS SO CRAGGY AND ARID, THEN HOW COME YOU GOT ALL THESE FORESTS?! IT DON'T MAKE SENSE 5 t28 325 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 How come nobody invents anything. How come all your carts look the same? WHY ARE THERE NO SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE?! 05 t: 21 292 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Your middle class. Where is it. Like, where is your merchant class, fam. Your realm has an economy, surely, where are they 07 t: 20 317 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 You're probably doing feudalism wrong 93 ti 17 256 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Oh, yes, tell me about how all of the nobility have been in power for the same duration and they all recognize each other as legitimate tl 16 263 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Your cadet branches. Where are they 4 196 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Why do you think agnatic primogeniture is remotely interesting? GIVE US COGNATIC GAVELKIND 99tl 23 316 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Why are you so afraid of science. Why. Why. How boring Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Oh, a literate woman who must hide her intelligence and scheme behind the scenes. How groundbreaking. Wow Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 More gay sex. For everyone 91t24 369 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Gender. Get rid of it. 2t3 332 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Oh, a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight as a warrior. How feminist of you 93 ti 30 284 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 You want to be realistic when it comes to patriarchy, but your characters' teeth aren't rotting out and everyone wants to kiss them. Okay ti 74 468 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 You devised several schools of magecraft, but you expect me to believe that the kingdom's laws are applied uniformly throughout the realm Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 You spent the entire book telling us about the succession of the king, but forgot all the succession laws in the individual fiefs. Oh. Okay 93 ti 13 188 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Why is your king not worried about his dukes consolidating power via marriages and alliances? Idk. Seems important. 93 t5 260 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Oh, your main character is a religious cynic so you don't have to worry about creating a system of faith for your world. How convenient. 5 tl 22 269 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Who domesticated the wheat that you're using to make that bread? 4 t 217 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Who invented the process of making all that ale your characters are drinking. And why are they drinking it year round? How???? Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Uhm, also, who is breeding all of these horses? And where did they come from originally? Like, how did they end up here? Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 How did they agree on a systematized measure of time? Or of anything for that matter? Distance? Weight? Volume? Are there time zones? Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21 Epic fantasy reads like the notepad doodlings of the laziest history nerds on the planet. <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/164974800512/thespectacularspider-girl-poorpoorpitifulme" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://thespectacularspider-girl.tumblr.com/post/164974727869/poorpoorpitifulme-boyonetta-sunderlorn" class="tumblr_blog">thespectacularspider-girl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://poorpoorpitifulme.tumblr.com/post/164974366977/boyonetta-sunderlorn-finally-someone-said" class="tumblr_blog">poorpoorpitifulme</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://boyonetta.tumblr.com/post/164960162684/sunderlorn-finally-someone-said-it-all" class="tumblr_blog">boyonetta</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sunderlorn.tumblr.com/post/164487606354/finally-someone-said-it-all-of-it-all" class="tumblr_blog">sunderlorn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>FINALLY 👏 <a href="https://twitter.com/brandonlgtaylor">SOMEONE</a> 👏 SAID 👏 IT. 👏 ALL OF IT.  👏ALL AT ONCE. 👏</p> <p>(Thank you <a>@fallingawkwardly</a>​ for bringing this to my attention.)</p> </blockquote> <p>if u tell me u would read three hundred pages detailing the extensive process of domesticating the wheat that made the bread that the main character is eating ur either lying or ur really into wheat in a way i’m not entirely comfortable with</p> </blockquote> <p>Besides, in the real world, wheat was domesticated around 8000 years ago in the Middle East and spread to Europe (assuming the kinds of fantasy stories he’s complaining about are set in Fantasy Europe) long before the medieval era, so it’d be completely realistic for people to just act as if wheat were always domesticated and not think about it. </p> <p>Also, there really weren’t many entrepreneurs during the feudal era given that limited liability wasn’t a thing and getting stuck in debtor’s prison for a failed business venture was basically a death sentence. There would have been craftsmen and merchants and suchlike, but not really the culture of “small business owners” he seems to be envisioning. Equally, the middle class as a large-scale phenomenon wasn’t so much of a thing until the decline of feudalism in the late fifteenth, early sixteenth century.</p> <p>And all the nobility being established at the same time and all more or less recognising each other’s claims was basically exactly how the history of England went after the Norman Invasion. All the major noble families of the feudal era (and most still around today) could trace their lineage directly back to the first group of conquering nobles that came over with William I, and this difference in their origins from the common people would have been immediately obvious even after hundreds of years.</p> </blockquote> <p>Pedantic:  The Twitter Screed</p></blockquote> <p>Pedantry without true knowledge</p></blockquote> <p>I mean if you want to get pedantic and specific on a fantasy world you could always read the entire appendixes for LOTR.</p>
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 In a fantasy novel, how come everybody can
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 everyone eats the same soups and drinks the
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 How come in a fantasy novel, if the winters are so hard and cruel, you end up with
 all those pages of huge ass thick oak trees?????
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 IF THE WINTERS ARE SO HARD AND THE SOIL IS SO CRAGGY AND ARID, THEN
 HOW COME YOU GOT ALL THESE FORESTS?! IT DON'T MAKE SENSE
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 How come nobody invents anything. How come all your carts look the same?
 WHY ARE THERE NO SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE?!
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Your middle class. Where is it. Like, where is your merchant class, fam. Your realm
 has an economy, surely, where are they
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 You're probably doing feudalism wrong
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Oh, yes, tell me about how all of the nobility have been in power for the same
 duration and they all recognize each other as legitimate
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Your cadet branches. Where are they
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Why do you think agnatic primogeniture is remotely interesting? GIVE US
 COGNATIC GAVELKIND
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Why are you so afraid of science. Why. Why. How boring
 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Oh, a literate woman who must hide her intelligence and scheme behind the
 scenes. How groundbreaking. Wow
 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 More gay sex. For everyone
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Gender. Get rid of it.
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Oh, a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight as a warrior. How
 feminist of you
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 You want to be realistic when it comes to patriarchy, but your characters' teeth
 aren't rotting out and everyone wants to kiss them. Okay
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 You devised several schools of magecraft, but you expect me to believe that the
 kingdom's laws are applied uniformly throughout the realm

 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 You spent the entire book telling us about the succession of the king, but forgot
 all the succession laws in the individual fiefs. Oh. Okay
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Why is your king not worried about his dukes consolidating power via marriages
 and alliances? Idk. Seems important.
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Oh, your main character is a religious cynic so you don't have to worry about
 creating a system of faith for your world. How convenient.
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Who domesticated the wheat that you're using to make that bread?
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 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Who invented the process of making all that ale your characters are drinking. And
 why are they drinking it year round? How????
 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Uhm, also, who is breeding all of these horses? And where did they come from
 originally? Like, how did they end up here?
 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 How did they agree on a systematized measure of time? Or of anything for that
 matter? Distance? Weight? Volume? Are there time zones?
 Brandon @brandonlgtaylor Aug 21
 Epic fantasy reads like the notepad doodlings of the laziest history nerds on the
 planet.
<p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/164974800512/thespectacularspider-girl-poorpoorpitifulme" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://thespectacularspider-girl.tumblr.com/post/164974727869/poorpoorpitifulme-boyonetta-sunderlorn" class="tumblr_blog">thespectacularspider-girl</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://poorpoorpitifulme.tumblr.com/post/164974366977/boyonetta-sunderlorn-finally-someone-said" class="tumblr_blog">poorpoorpitifulme</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://boyonetta.tumblr.com/post/164960162684/sunderlorn-finally-someone-said-it-all" class="tumblr_blog">boyonetta</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://sunderlorn.tumblr.com/post/164487606354/finally-someone-said-it-all-of-it-all" class="tumblr_blog">sunderlorn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>FINALLY 👏 <a href="https://twitter.com/brandonlgtaylor">SOMEONE</a> 👏 SAID 👏 IT. 👏 ALL OF IT.  👏ALL AT ONCE. 👏</p>
<p>(Thank you <a>@fallingawkwardly</a>​ for bringing this to my attention.)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>if u tell me u would read three hundred pages detailing the extensive process of domesticating the wheat that made the bread that the main character is eating ur either lying or ur really into wheat in a way i’m not entirely comfortable with</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Besides, in the real world, wheat was domesticated around 8000 years ago in the Middle East and spread to Europe (assuming the kinds of fantasy stories he’s complaining about are set in Fantasy Europe) long before the medieval era, so it’d be completely realistic for people to just act as if wheat were always domesticated and not think about it. </p>
<p>Also, there really weren’t many entrepreneurs during the feudal era given that limited liability wasn’t a thing and getting stuck in debtor’s prison for a failed business venture was basically a death sentence. There would have been craftsmen and merchants and suchlike, but not really the culture of “small business owners” he seems to be envisioning. Equally, the middle class as a large-scale phenomenon wasn’t so much of a thing until the decline of feudalism in the late fifteenth, early sixteenth century.</p>
<p>And all the nobility being established at the same time and all more or less recognising each other’s claims was basically exactly how the history of England went after the Norman Invasion. All the major noble families of the feudal era (and most still around today) could trace their lineage directly back to the first group of conquering nobles that came over with William I, and this difference in their origins from the common people would have been immediately obvious even after hundreds of years.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Pedantic:  The Twitter Screed</p></blockquote>

<p>Pedantry without true knowledge</p></blockquote>

<p>I mean if you want to get pedantic and specific on a fantasy world you could always read the entire appendixes for LOTR.</p>

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Cute, Head, and Huh: >In what way does Romano think of Prussia? And, on the other hand, in what way does Prussia think of Romano? During the time that they were rather small, they occasionally met Romano naturally wanted to hit Prussia's smirky face some day and considered it however given that he was too scary, he simply kept his distance and attacked him verbally. Prussia is equally fond of Romano as he is Italv He's always attracted to those two's climate and topography. During the time that they were rather small, they Romano naturally wanted to hit Prussia's smirkyf considered it however given that he was too scary distance and attacked him verbally. Prussia is equally fond of Romano as he is Italy. He's always attracted to those two's climate and to distance and attacked him verballv russia 1s equally fond of Romano as he is Italy. He's always attracted to those two's climate and to I should go to Italy's place! You're way too cute, Italy!" Pasta's seriously the bestl Italy, lieb' dichl4 Italy: "Yahoo! I came to hang out! Your blog is so awesome! I want to do something like that!" Prussia: "Italy-chan! Let's go on a date at the Danube River today!" Italy: "Ah~ a photo of the bird!" Prussia: "Danube! Danube! Italy: "I really like drawing pictures of birds like that. They are so small and cute!" Prussia: "Date! Date!" Italy: "Un! The bird is cute, right? Oh! Is this a photo of Latvia?" Germany: "One comment huh?" Prussia: "Kesesesesese - The value of comments is not about how many you get. One comment from Italy-chan is wortn According to Himaruya, worrying about Italy is "a tradition from Prussia's time". In an older series of drawings from the April 2007 blog that was deleted from Kitayume, Prussia was shown blushing and breathing harshly while approaching a teenaged Italy, before embracing him, to his distress. Osöji Prussia (Cleaning Prussia), if he chooses to go to Italy's house to clean, he states that he has clear ulterior motives to be praised by Italy. Upon arrival Prussia finds Italy asleep in his bed, and begins to stroke Italy's head. As he strokes Italy, he is reminded of the Risorgimento as he did so, and happily daydreams about him and Italy on a gondola in Venice. chennoir: I am just saying.
Cute, Head, and Huh: >In what way does Romano think of Prussia?
 And, on the other hand, in what way does Prussia think of Romano?
 During the time that they were rather small, they occasionally met
 Romano naturally wanted to hit Prussia's smirky face some day and
 considered it however given that he was too scary, he simply kept his
 distance and attacked him verbally.
 Prussia is equally fond of Romano as he is Italv
 He's always attracted to those two's climate and topography.

 During the time that they were rather small, they
 Romano naturally wanted to hit Prussia's smirkyf
 considered it however given that he was too scary
 distance and attacked him verbally.
 Prussia is equally fond of Romano as he is Italy.
 He's always attracted to those two's climate and to

 distance and attacked him verballv
 russia 1s equally fond of Romano as he is Italy.
 He's always attracted to those two's climate and to

 I should go to Italy's place! You're way too cute, Italy!"
 Pasta's seriously the bestl Italy, lieb' dichl4
 Italy: "Yahoo! I came to hang out! Your blog is so awesome! I want to do something like that!"
 Prussia: "Italy-chan! Let's go on a date at the Danube River today!"
 Italy: "Ah~ a photo of the bird!"
 Prussia: "Danube! Danube!
 Italy: "I really like drawing pictures of birds like that. They are so small and cute!"
 Prussia: "Date! Date!"
 Italy: "Un! The bird is cute, right? Oh! Is this a photo of Latvia?"
 Germany: "One comment huh?"
 Prussia: "Kesesesesese - The value of comments is not about how many you get. One comment from Italy-chan is wortn
 According to Himaruya, worrying about Italy is "a tradition from Prussia's time".
 In an older series of drawings from the April 2007 blog that was deleted from Kitayume, Prussia was
 shown blushing and breathing harshly while approaching a teenaged Italy, before embracing him, to his
 distress.
 Osöji Prussia (Cleaning Prussia), if he chooses to go to Italy's house to clean, he states that he has clear
 ulterior motives to be praised by Italy. Upon arrival Prussia finds Italy asleep in his bed, and begins to
 stroke Italy's head. As he strokes Italy, he is reminded of the Risorgimento as he did so, and happily
 daydreams about him and Italy on a gondola in Venice.
chennoir:

I am just saying.

chennoir: I am just saying.

Crazy, Drinking, and Heroin: WINCHMANS STOWED tbt It's nearly been 10 years since I went to Iraq as a combat soldier in the British army. Madness... Given that I am now educated on British foreign policy, I think it's crazy that I joined in the first place. But for anyone who is a soldier right now, you will know that the governments of the global "super powers" (whoever is ready to carry out the most murder) are psychopaths & prey on the vulnerable. The militaries of the planet always recruit in poor & impoverished areas. I have done recruiting drives for the military before, we went to the working class schools & fairs, showed the people rifles and tanks and told them how much secure money you will get. Which when you don't have a job seems amazing. I couldn't get a job in the city of Leeds. I put my resume in every shop, I left school with good grades. But there was one problem, I was an African with a British passport. All of the managers (when I actually did get interviewed) were European. West Yorkshire, UK is quite racist, let's just say I did about 50 interviews & never got a job. At the time I was a mess, I was selling crack & heroin, sleeping with random women, eating trash, drinking alcohol & generally being a useless human being. So when my friend joined the army & told me I would get it... I was like cool, where do I sign up. For me it was either get locked up or join the military. I heard £18,000 per year and I was all in. When I was in Iraq I was on about £22,000 per year. My life to the military was worth less than £2000 per month. I went to Iraq to help the British military steal oil in an illegal war for the west. Whenever you hear of a soldier being blown up by the side of a road, it's because one of the jobs we had was to protect equipment and contractors going in, and oil and resources coming out. Here I am in a helicopter about to do eagle VCPS, (vehicular check points) this is where you fly in to an area in a helicopter and make sure nobody is coming to blow up resource theft routes. I nearly got blown up a few times. I saw people getting murdered. We got mortared (artillery bomb) nearly every night. All for what, oil that we don't actually need. If you're in the army... getout
Crazy, Drinking, and Heroin: WINCHMANS
 STOWED
tbt It's nearly been 10 years since I went to Iraq as a combat soldier in the British army. Madness... Given that I am now educated on British foreign policy, I think it's crazy that I joined in the first place. But for anyone who is a soldier right now, you will know that the governments of the global "super powers" (whoever is ready to carry out the most murder) are psychopaths & prey on the vulnerable. The militaries of the planet always recruit in poor & impoverished areas. I have done recruiting drives for the military before, we went to the working class schools & fairs, showed the people rifles and tanks and told them how much secure money you will get. Which when you don't have a job seems amazing. I couldn't get a job in the city of Leeds. I put my resume in every shop, I left school with good grades. But there was one problem, I was an African with a British passport. All of the managers (when I actually did get interviewed) were European. West Yorkshire, UK is quite racist, let's just say I did about 50 interviews & never got a job. At the time I was a mess, I was selling crack & heroin, sleeping with random women, eating trash, drinking alcohol & generally being a useless human being. So when my friend joined the army & told me I would get it... I was like cool, where do I sign up. For me it was either get locked up or join the military. I heard £18,000 per year and I was all in. When I was in Iraq I was on about £22,000 per year. My life to the military was worth less than £2000 per month. I went to Iraq to help the British military steal oil in an illegal war for the west. Whenever you hear of a soldier being blown up by the side of a road, it's because one of the jobs we had was to protect equipment and contractors going in, and oil and resources coming out. Here I am in a helicopter about to do eagle VCPS, (vehicular check points) this is where you fly in to an area in a helicopter and make sure nobody is coming to blow up resource theft routes. I nearly got blown up a few times. I saw people getting murdered. We got mortared (artillery bomb) nearly every night. All for what, oil that we don't actually need. If you're in the army... getout

tbt It's nearly been 10 years since I went to Iraq as a combat soldier in the British army. Madness... Given that I am now educated on Briti...

Food, Memes, and Protein: Progress! Canada's New Draft Food Guidelines Favors Plant-Based Protein and Eliminates Dairy As a Food Group Canada Canada adaane Votre santé et votre Eating Well with Canada Food Guide www.riseofthevegan.com The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating recommendations, which would overhaul the antiquated system of food categories-focusing instead on eating patterns-and emphasize the importance of including a "high proportion of plant-based foods." The milk category is indeed gone in the draft recommendations, and healthy legumes are elevated above animal foods. www.riseofthevegan.com lG | @veganbodybuildingンム 🌱🇨🇦🔥The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating recommendations, which would overhaul the antiquated system of food categories—focusing instead on eating patterns—and emphasize the importance of including a “high proportion of plant-based foods.” The milk category is indeed gone in the draft recommendations, and the powerhouse legume has been elevated above animal foods. _ The draft food guide’s first, foundational recommendation establishes the importance of whole foods and specifies that plant-based foods (such as legumes) are a preferred source of protein. The recommendation is for “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein.” _ The draft guidelines also encourage a shift away from animal foods by advising that people eat foods with unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat (saturated fat is found almost exclusively in animal foods). The recommendation is for the “inclusion of foods that contain mostly unsaturated fat, instead of foods that contain mostly saturated fat.” _ There’s no more dairy food group, a win not only for public health but also cultural inclusivity, given that up to 90 percent of some non-European ethnicities are lactose intolerant. It’s also a huge win for the cows who really don’t want us to kill their babies so we can steal their milk. Instead, the guidelines will sensibly advise people to drink water. _ The draft guidelines acknowledge that our food system is inextricably linked to our environment, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, soil degradation, decreases in water quality and availability, and wildlife loss. The draft food guide states that “diets higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods are associated with a lesser environmental impact.” Expanding our conception of health to include environmental considerations makes sense because our short- and long-term mental and physical health are directly related to the health—or not—of our environment. _ Clickable link to full article in @veganbodybuilding profile. _ riseofthevegan vegan canada
Food, Memes, and Protein: Progress! Canada's New Draft Food
 Guidelines Favors Plant-Based Protein
 and Eliminates Dairy As a Food Group
 Canada Canada
 adaane
 Votre santé et votre
 Eating
 Well with
 Canada
 Food Guide
 www.riseofthevegan.com
 The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating
 recommendations, which would overhaul the antiquated system
 of food categories-focusing instead on eating patterns-and
 emphasize the importance of including a "high proportion of
 plant-based foods." The milk category is indeed gone in the draft
 recommendations, and healthy legumes are elevated above animal
 foods.
 www.riseofthevegan.com
 lG | @veganbodybuildingンム
🌱🇨🇦🔥The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating recommendations, which would overhaul the antiquated system of food categories—focusing instead on eating patterns—and emphasize the importance of including a “high proportion of plant-based foods.” The milk category is indeed gone in the draft recommendations, and the powerhouse legume has been elevated above animal foods. _ The draft food guide’s first, foundational recommendation establishes the importance of whole foods and specifies that plant-based foods (such as legumes) are a preferred source of protein. The recommendation is for “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein.” _ The draft guidelines also encourage a shift away from animal foods by advising that people eat foods with unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat (saturated fat is found almost exclusively in animal foods). The recommendation is for the “inclusion of foods that contain mostly unsaturated fat, instead of foods that contain mostly saturated fat.” _ There’s no more dairy food group, a win not only for public health but also cultural inclusivity, given that up to 90 percent of some non-European ethnicities are lactose intolerant. It’s also a huge win for the cows who really don’t want us to kill their babies so we can steal their milk. Instead, the guidelines will sensibly advise people to drink water. _ The draft guidelines acknowledge that our food system is inextricably linked to our environment, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, soil degradation, decreases in water quality and availability, and wildlife loss. The draft food guide states that “diets higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods are associated with a lesser environmental impact.” Expanding our conception of health to include environmental considerations makes sense because our short- and long-term mental and physical health are directly related to the health—or not—of our environment. _ Clickable link to full article in @veganbodybuilding profile. _ riseofthevegan vegan canada

🌱🇨🇦🔥The Canadian government has issued new draft healthy eating recommendations, which would overhaul the antiquated system of food categori...