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a creature made of constellations and water metaphors <3

  • Love when a teacher puts a question mark next to a question you missed on a test, like bestie, you think I knew what I was doing either??

  • happy cake day!

    TheBlueCat thanks! ^-^
    Sep 20, 2023

  • Happy cake day! 🍰

    TheBlueCat Thank you! ^-^
    Sep 20, 2023

  • If I had a nickel for every book I read where the author tried to make the super-cool-girlboss-heroine relatable by talking about her period, but instead somehow got everything wrong and made the whole thing so awkward I had to stop reading, I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot but it's weird that it happened twice.

  • I think it's interesting to read books with good writing but a bad story vs. bad writing but a good story. Good writing/bad story can get me through about half the book before I realize I'm not consuming anything of value, while the opposite will only get me a few chapters before the writing style makes it too painful to continue, even if I'm invested in the concept. I haven't finished either kind of book though 🤔

    yosh Goes to show that successful authors are just amazing for being able to do everything so well!
    Sep 20, 2023

  • Internet: oh, you know, they changed [thing] to be more pc
    Me, a computer science student and nerd: Personal computer? Program counter?? Player character??? Parsec????
    Internet: politically correct
    Me: :/

  • You know what's great? Accidentally influencing your non-writer roommate to start writing a book and then becoming more invested in their story than your own xD

    Either way I am still working on my main project, but I'm not sure if it will get posted on here in its baby draft form. Maybe once I start on the first revising run...

    Anywho, I do hope to get some of y'all invested in this crazy story I'm finally writing so maybe I can finish a story for once lol

    IcyFlame Well if they need more readers/reviewers YWS is always here ;)
    Sep 12, 2023

  • I think the Ahsoka show is going to make me explode, brb

    Quillfeather In a good or bad way
    Sep 6, 2023

    TheBlueCat Mostly good way
    Sep 7, 2023

  • I'd like some book reccomendations, if anyone would like to give some! I read mostly fantasy and sci-fi, so do with that what you will :)

    IcyFlame I popped some recommendations in the newest Squills issue if any of those take your fancy! There's a couple of fantasy ones there :)
    Sep 5, 2023

    alliyah "Cloud Cuckoo Land" I am convinced is the best book ever written - highly reccomend!
    Sep 5, 2023

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  • Just a little self-reflective ramble

    Spoiler! :
    I was sitting at the counter this morning, early, drinking my tea before I had to go to my classes. I just had this moment where I became extraordinarily self-aware. It was quiet, and I just sat there listening to cars coming and going, and the early birds, and watching the fog ebb and flow with the breeze with a cup of the same warm tea I drink every morning. I had put on cute earrings, a fun outfit, and I was sitting in my own apartment, no anxiety about someone barging in on me or expecting anything from me so early in the morning. I had an 8am class, yes, but I wasn't dreading it because I was finally learning about the things I had chosen to pursue.
    I'm 20 now, a junior in college, and living the life I never thought I would see. I honestly made very little plans for after high school, because it never seemed like a reality that would come to pass. I'm now actually thinking about what my future may be like after I graduate college. It's still hard, yes, but I often think back to how terribly my mental state was in high school. I honestly wasn't sure I would live to my 20s. I wish I could show myself then how nice it is now. I'm still struggling, and I wouldn't say everything about this is perfect, but I'm actually satisfied with my life. I wake up now and don't feel dread. I have plans for the future and a path to get there. I feel more comfortable in my body than I have ever been able to be before. I'm still learning a lot, but I like it. I like life. I like living. I want to keep living. I know I have am privileged to be able to say that, and I truly appreciate it.
    Will I still have awful mental health days where I want to take this all back? Probably. Will it be easier to understand that the future can be better? I hope so.

    I know this was a weird rambling self-reflective post, but I hope those of you out there that are struggling right now can take a little hope from my experience and know that it truly can get better <3

    Spearmint <3333333333333333333333333333333
    that morning moment sounds wonderful :'D

    Aug 30, 2023

  • I just moved in to my first real adult apartment, am cooking dinner for me and my roomie, and I can't wait to have time to write again, even among all the school I still have :)

  • I think it's hilarious that I'm currently in the middle of making a mushroom costume/outfit for going to the Renaissance faire while in high school I got yelled at because there was a mushroom on my mask (that my friend hand painted for me) because drugs or whatever (except that it was literally a cartoon)

    Anyway living out my dream with no high school teachers to stop my weird obsession ;P

  • I made a carrot bread today for my sister's birthday present and it was very easy and very tasty and I am feeling a lot more confident in my baking skills it's great :)

    Mageheart that's awesome!!
    May 20, 2023

  • Apparently I am very good at being scary, although I am probably the most harmless person you will ever meet. Just got a good evil laugh and an unnerving stare lol

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
— Mark Twain