In short, all of my friends :D I would never have started Intergalactic Truckstop if it hadn’t been for Icarus and Keetah encouraging me to give it a go, and I honestly never thought I’d get to where I am now. I still have a lot of places to go, and more and more people are inspiring me to keep going!
Paws! Also adorable cute fuzzy muzzles, so a lot of my characters end up having fluffbeards of some kind (Like the Gansir)
GELFs are also pretty fun to draw, not gonna lie.
Aaaand also I just like drawing things I’ve created, so I can get to learn them better and figure out how they should really look. Check out a picture of a GELF from 2010, and then from more recently, I’ve been gradually becoming more consistent in my style!
Suggesting that not supporting Autism Speaks is equivalent to glorifying autism or being against researching and understanding autism is kind of like saying not supporting PETA is equivalent to glorifying animal cruelty.
Yeah, I actually went there.
There’s a history of people attempting to “advocate” for under-represented people and in the process doing nothing but setting them back.
Like when Alexander Graham Bell tried to “help the deaf” by testifying before US Congress that the use of sign language by the deaf was un-American, and that’s just one example, I could probably write an epic wall of text about it.
The national day of mourning for disabled victims of domestic violence was just a week ago in the US and I was too crammed with other responsibilities to write anything at length about it like I’d have liked to.
I really didn’t know about the stuff about Lindt going around on Tumblr till just a few minutes ago, but I just felt like chiming in, but I’ll cut it off here since I literally have two novels to write by May.
I just considered here are now people young enough that they only know of Trix cereal pieces as being little around balls, and can’t remember back when Trix cereal pieces were fruit shaped for all those years.
I heard talk of removing the “D” from PTSD because the “disorder” part stigmatizes it too much.
I think just rendering it as “post traumatic stress” runs the risk of minimizing it, and to uninformed people might make it just sound like normal everyday stress because of “omg homework’s due” or “omg bills have to get paid” or something like that.
Unfortunately I think ANYTHING related to mental health is going to be stigmatized the way things are now, changing the name of just ONE condition/disease isn’t going to help, especially when the recommended change possibly makes it sound LESS severe when it can and often is totally debilitating and people STILL don’t take it seriously and just tell people suffering from it to “just stop freaking out all the time” or whatever.
Schools SERIOUSLY need to differentiate between “kids who are having difficulty understanding the material” and “poorly behaved kids who need to be punished”.
I was talking with someone earlier about how I spent half or more of my recesses in detention back in 3rd grade because they gave me FAR too little time to finish my math sheets during class, and that the teacher would call home and tell my parents I “wasn’t doing my work”, which caused me to get punished at home too.