xenologer: (human monsters)
This sums up basically everything I feel about the nasty impulses I learned from my parents.















Tip of the hat to the source on Tumblr who posted this, as well as to Charles who reblogged it where I could see. I declare it to be the realest realness ever to real.

I love this.

Wow!

Date: 2012-12-09 08:36 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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That is impressive. Thank you so much for sharing.

Re: Wow!

Date: 2012-12-09 09:03 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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It really resonates with my conceptualization
of these characters. In particular, it always
surprises me how much people tend to underestimate
Bruce, just because he's small and soft-spoken.
But he's the one with the giant brain and the
epic will. Hulk can only hit people and smash
things. If Bruce chose to, he could probably
build something to melt the whole planet. And
people just don't see it, because they're used
to looking for purely physical threats.

Re: Wow!

Date: 2012-12-09 09:39 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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>>I like how much of his strength is in choosing to be harmless even when his impulses run against that aim.<<

Sooth. My favorite fic for this is "As the Gentle Rain from Heaven."

>>There've been a lot of cases where the best expression of respect and compassion I've been able to manage is containing something terribly ugly, but that kind of labor is invisible because it's manifested in the terrible things that I don't allow to happen.<<

Invisible work is often the hardest. Hmm, I
should keep that in mind and write about it
some time. Thanks for the tip.

*bow, flourish*

Date: 2012-12-10 01:46 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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Happy to be of service. Sometimes stories pop
up on my friendslist and look worth reading, so
I take a peek. That one stuck in my mind and
seemed relevant enough to our conversation to
be worth sharing. I'm glad it worked for you.

Re: *bow, flourish*

Date: 2012-12-10 01:51 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
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>>It was precisely the missing piece in a nasty situation and I feel better about stuff now.<<

*hugs* That's good to hear. I have a lot of friends with rough backgrounds.

>> Hell, I feel better about me.

So yeah.<<

... and that is why some of us write stories like this, in hopes that it will do some good.

Date: 2012-12-09 05:28 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] thnidu
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Oh, beautiful! This means so much to me personally as well as creatively (the story *and* the comic art).

& thanks to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith for the pointer here.

Date: 2012-12-09 09:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] charlycrash.livejournal.com
Incidentally, this is kind of an illustration of how and why smacking the shit out of your kids doesn't make them "behave".

Date: 2012-12-09 10:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] admnaismith.livejournal.com
Wow.

(hugs)

Just...wow.

here via ysabethwordsmith

Date: 2014-03-07 05:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] labelleizzy.livejournal.com
Wow. All the thinky thoughts ever.

I'm finding myself reluctant to chew on this... Which probably means that's exactly what I need to do.

*philosophical sigh*

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