In chess, it’s called Zugzwang… when the only viable move is not to move.
on originality (fuck it)
Nothing kills a writer’s spirit more than excitedly telling someone their story idea, only to be told ‘oh so-and-so wrote that.’ The word originality gets thrown around a lot, often about lofty literary books no one wants to read or used to taunt genre writers. Be original. You can’t be interesting if you’re not original.
Who the fuck cares about being original?
No one can write your story but you. It doesn’t matter if the general theme or the vaguest plot summary has been done before. It’s your story. Your experiences and what you bring into it make it unique.
Don’t make the mistake of trying too hard. The ‘I have to make this different’ mantra has ruined many a good story. Follow your instincts. It will save you a lot of hassle down the road.
Write what you want. I don’t care if it’s been written before. Do you know how many decent ‘person gets sent to magical school’ books out there before and after Harry Potter? Do what you want!
The great thing about writing the story you want to read is you’re doing it because no one else has. not quite in the way you want. That’s where the originality comes from, not forced quirkiness that is painful to write and comes off hollow.
Don’t fan the flames of despair. Ignite the spark of hope instead.
Rat Queens Issues 1 & 2 - HighlightsArt by John “Roc” UpchurchWritten by Kurtis J Wiebe
I was kind of just wondering why Tumblr isn’t talking about this fabulously crude comic about awesome ladies.
SERIOUSLY, ALL OF YOU
GO FORTH AND BUY IT AND ENJOY THE AWESOME LADIES BEING AWESOME
INCLUDING FABULOUS QUEER AND POC LADIES ALSO
And much ridiculous-ness
I love their ‘FUCKING TENTACLES AGAIN, WHAT THE HELL’ reaction in that fifth panel so much :DI just read through volume one and this is now one of my favorite comics! It’s fucking great and I highly recommend it.
This looks amazing holy shit,
that black and purple outfit with the skull belt and the gold accents reminds me of a Rose Lalonde dress.
this comic looks right up my alley, holy shit
i need to buy this immediately
'you put an arrow in my favorite boob' oh my godFemale Orc: YOU THE FUCKING RAT QUEENS?Hannah: Godsdamned right we’re the fucking Rat Queens!Female Orc: YOU CUNTS KILLED MY BOYFRIENDHannah: We kill a lot of boyfriends! What makes you think we killed yours?Female Orc (pointing to Gary): HE TOLD ME! HE TOLD ME YOU BRAGGED ABOUT IT AND DRANK TO HIS SLAUGHTERDee: Nice one Gary.
Let me just tell you how great this is. No, wait. You can see for yourself.
Rat Queens is so WONDERFUL. It’s like sunshine & rainbows if sunshine and rainbows were really into swearing and violence. It’s all the best parts of a good D&D or Pathfinder game with a group you’re really comfortable with. It’s queer and diverse and fantastic.
Honeys! Honeys. Honeys. Time to spend even more money on comic books.
my favorite series right now. SO FUCKIN GOOD.