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The Book That Got Teaching Right

newyorker:

Samuel G. Freedman revisits Bel Kaufman’s classic novel “Up the Down Staircase”:

“I checked several online booksellers, and, sure enough, no current edition was available. So I grabbed a copy from the library, and as I plunged into it I realized just how sadly appropriate it was that…

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  • me: hello darkness my old friend
  • darkness: do i know u

brudesworld:

Scheherazade by Ferenc Helbing, 1914

brudesworld:

Scheherazade by Ferenc Helbing, 1914

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"Whoever said that light was life
and darkness nothing? For some
of us, the mythologies
are different."

Margaret Atwood, “My Life As A Bat,” from Sudden. (via elucipher)

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cearbhal:

This is my stop

cearbhal:

This is my stop

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lilly-white:

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SO between Tumblr eating up my drafts and me generally flitting between mindless procrastination and work, I managed to finish replying to this. Sorry for responding so late to this wonderful message, but I really wanted to give you a detailed reply TwT)

(Below the cut are prattlings including Sephiroth headcanons, my writing process, tackling rape/non-con in fiction, a photo of my desperate attempts at plot-outlining [complete with coffee stains], and one big Border of Taboo spoiler.)

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Thank you, Lilly, for such a thoughtful response! I appreciate getting to read your insights about your writing, and I’m irrationally pleased to see that I wasn’t too far off the mark with some of my comments. Reading how sensitively you think about presenting the characters/atmosphere/plot, it’s evident why so many people have responded so strongly and emotionally to your work. 

The biggest surprise to me was that planning plays such a big part in your writing, I think, since it seems to all flow so organically. But I guess that’s the mark of a good planner! (I loved seeing your actual notes, btw. Wish I could be half as organized!)   

So really, thank you for taking the time to engage with me. :) And again, thanks for the kind words. Despite the fact that I haven’t written any fic in ages, it’s really pleasant to think that people out there whose writing I enjoy are enjoying my work in turn. :) And I will admit…my interest in FFVII has been revitalized of late, due in no small part to your writing and artwork. I’m fiddling around with some writing at the moment…

thebooklands:

Panic over the important things, like whether you’ll reach your Goodreads book challenge goal.

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