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I'm Aria, I'm going to use this account for some of the writing I've been doing lately. I'm working on what I keep saying is a teen transgender urban fantasy.

I read a ton of science fiction, and have a complicated relationship with fantasy. I'm hoping I can build a world I like. Other people too, we'll see.

So who likes magic systems, video game references, ensemble casts, and thinks teenagers are actual people?

liberals be like wow its really cool how i have created this completely value neutral communication platform where people are free to say whatever they want and none of their interaction choices are constrained or encouraged by any of our inherent design mechanisms in any way, i love making tons of money and not being seen as responsible for the culture i foster in any way, thats just human nature babey!

Does anyone know of any research on extracting character names from books?

The NLP algorithms I've found so far only work well for primed list of names (mostly Christian) and mostly for organic references such as in news articles, and fail completely on narrative fiction.

There's nothing wrong with the vanity of wanting people to see your art.

It's normal and natural.

I've never liked the idea that you should be so "pure" that you'd keep doing art even if nobody was around. Of course you wouldn't.

Art is meant to be shared.

You know you're a writing process nerd when your employer sends you for MBTI training and your first thought is "This is like the Dramatica system, only for offices"

Organizing, "problematic" people, trauma Show more

*looks around*

*deep breath*

S O C I A L I S M

W O N ' T

S O L V E

E V E R Y T H I N G

*walks away while putting on sunglasses*

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Excerpt:

He was right, it did sound ridiculous, but compared to pulling a hammer out of nowhere, it wasn’t any _more_ ridiculous. And if creeps were going to put their hands on her, the ability to pull a giant hammer out of nowhere was going to come in handy.

disability; bike lights; PSA Show more

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Y'know how you intend to write one evening but instead end up watching weird disney remix videos and reading about the history of space whales?

Yeah, that.

@DialMforMara @srol

And while we're at it, fuck all of the English teachers and English profs who discourage people from writing genre fiction. I spent years doubting myself because of THOSE assholes.

due to the human race advancing in many ways, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are now not capable of ending humanity. They are replaced by four new horsemen who reflect the modern age.
#writingprompts #writing

I'm a centrist: both the united states AND spain owe puerto rico reparations!

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