“It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.”—“I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via monkeyknifefight)
Your tags get cut off on the iPod so idk what is happening… Anyway, I would be wary of too many plot twists. Well placed twists are nice, but avalanches of new information and plot twists have ruined some series for me. Eventually it gets too much.
I hadn’t thought about that……… maybe I’ll try and spread it out more. Hmm.
(I’d put this stuff in tags but you’re on your ipod so I’ll say most of the twists happen at the end, but I do need something to fill in chapters three and four, so I could put a couple of them then, and then most everything else just gets revealed all casual-like in the last chapter/epilogue thing, so)
A good character does not necessarily equate to a good person and that’s a-okay. There are plenty of fictional jerks, villains and antagonists that get loads of attention precisely because of their flaws. These flaws may not make them a great person or model citizen but they certainly make them an interesting character.