Lapsed Pacifist
I want to write a female MC who is arrogant, cold, and sharp-tongued. But I don't want people to hate her. I've seen many things with male characters like this and people adore them, but never females?
Anonymous

thewritingcafe:

I think there are two reasons for why people favor male characters like this over female characters:

  1. Sexism.
  2. There are an abundance of male characters like this and when writers realize there are no female characters of this type, they try too hard to write one and put too much focus on the character’s traits. This leads to a neglect of character development and depth. Because of this, many of these characters end up flat and static, which leads to the reader not liking them.

This happens a lot when female characters first enter roles that have been traditionally reserved for males. The writers don’t think about writing a person. They think about writing an archetype, a stereotype, or a set of fixed traits. This also leads to writers neglecting any change in personality or emotion for these characters. With all their focus on certain traits, they forget that sometimes these characters have an emotional or weak moment that makes them more sympathetic and lovable.

That being said, you really just have to make this character developed and well written. Everyone goes through changes and everyone has weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Make the reader feel bad for this character a few times.

And, most importantly, give your character a reason for being like this. The lack of reason is not specific to female characters of this type. It’s just a common element missing from characters who have issues with everyone around them. Back story can change the way the reader looks at a character, which can lead to the reader liking them.

Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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nobodyofsparks:

quinquedearum:

askannaoreradose:

lilmissmarvel:

the awkward moment when deadpool is a better person than you

((Then again, where did he get that cash?))

(He’s a mercenary. I’m sure he’s got plenty of cash to spend on pizza xD)

He got it from the ‘generous little subway girl’.

thatisnotahat:

I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

thatisnotahat:

I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

transposedsouls:

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.

After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.

98percentevil:

"Dean’s list!" - 2% Good
"Not that it matters." - 98% Evil

98percentevil:

"Dean’s list!" - 2% Good

"Not that it matters." - 98% Evil

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

revenge-of-the-sock-puppets:

transyoite:

phantomdoodler:

yourpersonalcheerleader:

laughingsquid:

After Battling Cancer, 11-Year Old Girl Invented a ‘Chemo Backpack’ to Replace Bulky IV Poles

Smart!!

She’s currently raising funds to begin production

Her name is Kylie Simonds. please don’t forget her name.

Kylie Simonds you are a badass of the highest order and I salute you. I would also like an IV pack for my infusions? You rock, kid.

laterovaries:

roxanestark:

thalieth:

tastefullyoffensive:

[labracadabrador]

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

Hahaha- hey.

OMG

 - THIS IS HALLOWEEN (like youve never heard)
1,166,359 plays

twitch-the-tiny:

kingkeenanthegreat:

dash-of-dark:

JUST FUCKING LISTEN. 

THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT

reblog so others can hear it!

Where the hell are the Victorian Goths they should be all over this.

*SMASHES REBLOG BUTTON*

tokitaee:

cutetokii:

We’ve all heard lots about Robin Williams lately about his death, and this needs to happen, he deserves it. 

Most (if not all) of us know Robin Williams just passed away, and after years of making so many of us laugh until we cry, I feel like we should give back. Robin was a huge Legend of Zelda fan, you might have picked up on that, due to the fact that he named his daughter Zelda. Above is a picture of him and his daughter (Zelda Williams) in the Ocarina of Time 3DS commercial. They also starred in another commercial for Nintendo for the release/promotion of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii. 

You may have seen a post going around to send Nintendo a suggestion about somehow mentioning/dedicating the new LOZ game to Robin, if you went ahead and send Nintendo a suggestion, great! (I did too) But sign this petition as well, there are over 32,000 signatures and this petition needs 2,000+ more, we’re so close!! Please signal boost this.

You can sign the petition here: [  x  ] or click on the picture(s).

This is a lovely idea.<3

forget-me-nix:

prokopetz:

Today on Social Anxiety Theatre: mentally rehearsing elaborate justifications for completely innocuous actions just in case some hypothetical interlocutor demands an explanation.

Yup!

forget-me-nix:

Baby nooooo

forget-me-nix:

Baby nooooo

thisisafemblog:

robotunicorncastiel:

radpghfem:

merisea:

How Beauty Procedures Looked In The 1930s-40s [x]

^ One of many great things to direct someone to anytime they start going off about how “real beauty” was appreciated back in the good ol’ glamorous retro days.

More info on that weird head vice created by Max Factor: It was called the “beauty micrometer,” originally created for the application of makeup on film actors, and didn’t really correct the application of makeup so much as pinpoint the exact places where makeup needed to be applied to ensure the actor’s face measured up to symmetrical, perfectly-proportioned beauty standards as much as possible. 

all of these pictures look right out of a dystopian sci-fi universe

bolded the above because what the actual fuck

As disturbing as shit may be

glitter-guts-smut:

Do not turn a blind eye.

Be aware.

Be educated.