The online fonds
|While completing my graduate degree in archival studies, I felt an urge to collect my personal online fonds for the curious. In essence, everything I post here is imbued with meaning for me. You are what you consume; what is past is prologue, etc.
I can be reached at attemptress (at) gmail dot com.
The fox gazed at the little prince, for a long time.
“Please—tame me!” he said.
“I want to, very much,” the little prince replied. “But I have not much time. I have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.”
“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me…”
“What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.
“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me—like that—in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…”"
|Male Writer:||Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original|
|Male Writer:||Mother in laws amirite?|
|Male Writer:||My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.|
|Male Writer:||Ugh female books are so romance filled|
|Male Writer:||And girl fanfics, so mary suey|
|Male Writer:||Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.|
|Male Writer:||She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification|
|Male Writer:||If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?|
|Male Writer:||a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times|
|Male Writer:||If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me|
|Specifically White Male Writer:||Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.|
|Same Guy:||It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.|
|Another Specifically White Male Writer:||It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy|
|Same Guy:||I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period|
|Same Guy:||Where in Europe? Who cares!|
|Male Writer:||There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.|
|Male Writer:||Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!|
|Male Writer:||One female character and five male characters is a good team balance|
|Male Writer:||If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.|
|Male Writer:||I am original|