Hey Clone Club, could you please do me a favour and fill out this survey? And reblog it so others can see, please? There are 6 very short questions.
It’s 100% anonymous. I just need it for an essay. I obviously didn’t list every country down bc that would be impossible to do without making the survey look really long, but there is an option to state which country you are from.
Tag Game: Characters who share the same personality type as you. If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
tagged by: the lovely nomthecatsaid! thank you so much!
RULES: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below.
TYPE: INFJ (Counselor)
I can definitely relate to most of them??? (Jean Valjean, though?! idk, these tests always confuse me!)
"Sometimes I Get Sad and I Don’t Know Why"
So a couple years ago I went through what I’m pretty sure was depression. I was never diagnosed, but looking back all of the signs were there. I also suffered from anxiety, which was a whole other monster entirely.
Depression is something a lot of people go through, but the scary thought is a lot of us don’t even realize what is going on, that it could be treatable, that we could actually get help. Sometimes it goes away on it’s own. Sometimes it doesn’t.
I know this comic doesn’t exactly have a “happy” ending, but it was important for me to convey my big fear of that depression coming back. I feel like knowing what was going on, what may happen again, helps me a lot. If I can help somebody by sharing my experience, then I’ll feel even better.
Why Shane Dawson Is Racist
- Why Blackface Is Racist
- The History of Blackface
- Blackface & Black Minstrelsy in Relation to Stereotypical Black Characters
- How Blackface & Black Minstrelsy Shaped White Perceptions of Black People Today
- Briefly Explaining Modern Blackface
- Brief Highlights of Cultural Appropriation By White Celebrities
- Brief Highlights of Modern Day Blackface By White People
↳ “c’mon, babe, why don’t we paint the town… and all that jazz." - chicago (2002)
Do you have any advice for someone trying to get a story started? I have all the characters and the plot pretty secure in my head but I'm having a difficult time starting it on paper. Are there any writing exercises you'd suggest to get creativity flowing?
- Freewrite. Sit down and write. It doesn’t have to make sense or flow or anything—just write something. You can start off describing a character and get to describing their role in the plot, how awesome their character arc is, something really fantastic you want to do with their development, and discover all kinds of things to include.
- Stream of consciousness. Ditch your sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, all of that. Write what you’re thinking. In this exercise, you focus on getting words on the paper, no matter what words they are. You can rearrange and edit them into proper sentences later. Right now, just get them out.
- Try a mind map. Put words, ideas, plot points, characters in bubbles and branch out with details and story progression. This can help you plan out a scene, a character’s development, the entire plot, or just help you get thinking about the story.
- Write that scene. You know the one. That scene is the one you look forward to writing when you think about your plot. Start somewhere that interests you and get excited about your story. Jump around within your story and write whatever you want to write.
'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire
It’s always funny for me seeing racist American white people show just how ignorant they are by saying stuff like, “Europe should only be for white people.” Not only is this patently false because there are many non-“white” (by American standards) peoples indigenous to Europe, but it also completely erases the fact that whiteness is not construed in the same way in Europe as it is in America AT ALL.
The Caucasian bombers of the Boston Marathon would not be seen as white in most of Europe, and even just the very idea that there is a coherent sense of “whiteness” in Europe is debatable, given the tremendous amounts of tribalism between European peoples whom we in the States would all consider to be “white.” In Sweden, for example, a person from southern and eastern Europe is not “white” in the same way that a Nordic and specifically a white Swedish person is. A Romani person who would be “read” as white in America is categorically seen as non-white there, along with Jews who in the States might be able to pass and access white privilege. The logic that whiteness and racial conceptions are seen in an inherently flat, uniform way across the globe that reflects US standards is tied up in American power that breeds a myopia far too common in most Americans as a result of our country’s imperialist history, global hegemonic power and influence.
This myopia, though, scarily enough, extends not only to white American racists but also to many people here on tumblr (ostensibly interested in race and social justice) whose US-centric racial analysis not only lacks nuance but is flat out wrong in many cases.
It is in this context that the thought that perceptions of race and other societal constructs that have been formed in our local American context might be different elsewhere suddenly becomes “shocking.” The idea, for example, that “whiteness” (if we can even really call it that in Europe as we do in the States) and white supremacy take on fundamentally different dimensions and are totally different outside of America becomes “mind blowing.” And the idea that, even as antiblackness forms the fulcrum of white supremacy in America, that in much of Europe that isn’t necessarily the case becomes a “radical” thought.
The myopia is jarring to see from so many people who otherwise seem to really care about race and racial issues globally, but when you think about America’s history and the narrow, insular ways in which Americans conceive of the world because of that history, it suddenly doesn’t become that shocking at all.