littletinyboy:

ah yes, a healthy relationship… my ultimate fetish……

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Friends, not love interests

thecharactercomma:

There’s some saying that no matter what, when you put two people in a room together, people will want them to fall in love. Tumblr is proof that they don’t even need to be in the same room. So no matter what you do, if you’re writing two people as friends and not romantic interests (especially if one is male, the other is female), there will still be readers who want them together.

That said, here’s what you can do to minimize that chance.

  • Go easy on the flirting, which may include teasing. Friends can tease each other, but be aware of what the subject matter is. Steer away from teasing that one likes the other. Likewise, be aware of their friends’ dialogues. Don’t have a mutual friend say “when are you two finally going to date?!” and they object “it’s not like that!” because that sounds suspiciously like foreshadowing.
  • Keep physical contact innocent. They can hug and hold hands, because some friendships are like that. But not all friendships. Don’t have hugs linger, don’t have fingers brush against each other. And maybe it’s not physical, but don’t have soulful eye-to-eyes. Word choice like that has a sensual connotation, so be aware of what effect your diction will have.
  • When one describes the other, keep it tame. Don’t talk about his handsome face or the way his lips curl when he smiles. Language like that is reserved for romantic relationships. They can find their friend attractive, but you’re more likely to describe your friend as “dorky” than “dreamy.” So watch your word choice.
  • If one of them is your main character, then don’t have them think in that direction. Don’t have them explore the possibility—maybe don’t even mention it. I mean, you can. Maybe you could give a background like “I thought it was a crush, but after a few weeks I realized he was just my best friend” or something. But if you don’t mention the possibility, a reader should be less likely to consider it.

If it’s applicable:

  • Express interest elsewhere. Maybe one of them has another love interest, even if it’s just a crush. Then it shows they are capable of having romantic feelings, they just don’t have any directed towards their friend.
  • Make them romantically or sexually incompatible. Self-explanatory. Still, even if you choose this it’s important to consider all the above tactics as well, because you will always have readers who think one will “fix” the other or something stupid if your connotation and word choice is making it seem like they have a not-just-friends chemistry.

To summarize, watch your word choice. The descriptions you use will shape how a reader interprets the characters’ feelings towards each other. Connotation can work wonders, so be aware of the tone you’re writing out between them!

—E

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Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down.
— Neil Gaiman (via maxkirin)
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4gifs:

Go away kid I’m trying to be fabulous. [video]

4gifs:

Go away kid I’m trying to be fabulous. [video]

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protomlad:

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uvsiren:

Discworld

I really need to read/watch the Discworld stuff.

Discworld is a lot more important than people give it credit.

I keep saying it, and I’m gonna KEEP saying it

READ. DISCWORLD.

GESTURES WILDLY

This is one of my favorite exchanges in all of Pratchett’s works, and that’s saying something.

Seriously. Read Discworld.

snarkydiscolizard:

"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"

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"i don’t know what to draw"

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"i always mess up"

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"BUT I SUCK"

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bethisa221bee:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

shootingstarsafterdark:

ChaosLife - Homo Hint

With comments too great not to include. You should check the heck out of that webcomic series either way 8D

The comments on this are every bit as fabulous as the actual comic :D

Barry the Bisexual Pelican 

vahlkult:

Commission for Taylor. You’re so rude to mY FEELINGS.
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10$ Commissions

vahlkult:

Commission for Taylor. You’re so rude to mY FEELINGS.

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10$ Commissions

One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences.
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I have this picture in my local picture folder and it’s one of my favorites. But I can’t source it! I think it was drawn by Nyhgault, who has deleted their deviantArt gallery so I can’t point to that one. There is a facebook page for Nyhgault but this picture is not on the gallery and the art looks different — I think, I don’t have a good eye for that.So anybody have a source for this pic? I hate posting unsourced but it’s just too gorgeous to not show.

I have this picture in my local picture folder and it’s one of my favorites. But I can’t source it! I think it was drawn by Nyhgault, who has deleted their deviantArt gallery so I can’t point to that one. There is a facebook page for Nyhgault but this picture is not on the gallery and the art looks different — I think, I don’t have a good eye for that.
So anybody have a source for this pic? I hate posting unsourced but it’s just too gorgeous to not show.


Forgive the insubordination but your boyfriend has an order for you: 
Come. Back. Alive.

Forgive the insubordination but your boyfriend has an order for you:

Come. Back. Alive.