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  • Hey, YWS. This isn't really an "I'm back" post. I'm not back. I just wanted to open up a line of communication for anyone who wants to talk. I've grown a lot politically and gotten really into feminism since I've left. Specifically radical feminism.

    I've really started to come into my own and learn how to be an adult human being with all the stuff that comes with that. I'm graduating at the end of this semester, so it's been quite the journey. Meanwhile, feminism has really opened my eyes to just how much my life is affected by being female and all the stuff that comes with that. Even if I'm disillusioned with the state of mainstream feminism and liberalism, I still think there's time to make positive change, and I'm proud to start to be a part of that change when I turn 18 and register to vote.

    Anyway, I'm probably not going to be back here, but you can catch me and all my radfem nerdiness (or my writing or just to talk) on tumblr @dy-quill. I'm almost always up to have a discussion. I don't think YWS has a lot of diversity when it comes to viewpoints, so I just want to share my point of view.

  • I'm never on here anymore. Uhh, for anyone who cares (so probably no one), I'm vaguely considering trying to edit and publish a children's book. And I'm planning on coming out to my mom even though she's a homophobe and I'll probably cry. But what can you do? Other than not come out. Which is still on the table for now.

    It's really hard to find a good community of writers, and I'm glad I found on in YWS. I don't know if I'll ever use this place again, but I appreciate what it's done for me.

    I don't really know if this is like a goodbye post or whatever. I've kind of been removed from the site for a while now, so it's kind of belated if that's what this is. I just feel like I need to say something. So this is my something and a tentative goodbye

    Shady <3
    Jan 26, 2019

    keystrings <3 good luck Ink - I wish you well and hope that things can work out for you.
    Jan 27, 2019

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  • I might have had a strong first day of NaNo, but that's all over now. Hopefully I can catch up and make my goal for the month!

  • Doing NaNo as part of my creative writing class. We write all period every day we meet. My personal goal is 20k! If I can actually finish this novella, that would be even better

    keystrings Good luck with that! That's really neat.
    Nov 1, 2018

    Carlito Ooooh that's so awesome!! Good luck!! :D
    Nov 1, 2018

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  • I think I might actually be able to start writing again. It feels like it's been a long time. Maybe I'm ready to start again.

    AriannaC YAAAAY
    Sep 28, 2018

  • I haven't written in what seems like so long. I really need to get back into good habits. It's just that writing on the computer just doesn't seem to be working for me rn. I might have to look like a pretentious snob and write by hand in public when I have the time

    Mageheart I've been having the opposite problem! I've spent so much time at my computer lately that I'm struggling to handwrite things during the school day, when I can't be at my keyboard typing out more of my stories. I really need to get back into handwriting things more.
    Sep 16, 2018

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  • If only I could tell my younger self that I'm willingly taking two college level math classes. I could have used that. I've never liked math or felt that I was super good at it. I still don't think I'm particularly talented; I'm just kind of smart, and I put in the work.

    Younger me probably could have benefitted from being told a lot of things I know now.

    Mea I feel like this is always true. But I also feel like my younger self wouldn't really understand if I tried to explain, or just wouldn't believe me.
    Sep 14, 2018

    inktopus That makes sense. I was a stubborn kid, so I totally agree with you
    Sep 15, 2018

  • I think that I like all the Founding Fathers' wives more than the Founding Fathers. Dolley Madison? An icon.

    I have to do a project on the Founding Fathers, but I'm really wishing I could just do it on all of these cool ladies.

    Lauren2010 Do that thing where you talk about them as the husbands of these great iconic ladies, so it's about the founding fathers but you mostly just talk about the women xD
    Sep 14, 2018

    inktopus Honestly, I wish I could. It's all about elitism, so it doesn't really work for this project because I have to talk about the people who drew up the Constitution and their backgrounds. I definitely want to for another project in the future though. Honestly, why can't there be a women's history class. Every other class is men's history
    Sep 14, 2018

  • I just want to sleep with someone. I get lonely. Pillows aren't cutting it

    Prokaryote Just get one of those clothing store mannequins, they're fantastic. My room is full of them.
    Sep 13, 2018

    inktopus That is terrifying but I've actually wanted to have like a disembodied mannequin hand or head before.
    Sep 13, 2018

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  • It's been a long time since I've just wanted (read: needed) to disappear. It's been such a long time that if I do, my absence will actually matter. I have too much stuff to do to read a bunch of books or play Harvest Moon for hours. Life is stupid. Can't I just have a break?

    Brendah Life sometime stinks! but we don't have an option we have to blow our noses every time it comes up. Just enjoy and it will be stupid no more
    Sep 12, 2018

  • I just saw a labor day ad with a pregnant woman. Still thinking about whether her presence was a joke about going into labor or not...

  • i haven't cried yet. I want to.

    Arcticus I'm not aware of your current situation, but in general, when you feel like crying, it's good to let that feeling take over and cry.
    Aug 30, 2018

    inktopus it just hasn't happened yet. it'll probably come soon
    Aug 30, 2018

  • sometimes, I'm just entirely unprepared to be a human being. Feelings? Never heard of them. Consequences? I thought they didn't apply to me.
    Can't I be a cat? It sounds way less emotionally exhausting.

    AlexOfLight I know right. I'd also not have to go to school.
    Aug 28, 2018

    TheBlueCat Exact reason I'm a cat. Or try to be a cat but fail because I'm sadly still a human bean.
    Aug 29, 2018

  • people are horrible and mean, and the only people who need to feel bad about it are the people who are horrible and mean

    zaminami ^ I def agree.
    Aug 25, 2018

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