Keep it sweet. Do not eat.
Dear one freshman couple at lunch
I can’t believe I’m making a Twilight post right now.
But you know what? Fandoms have accomplished some crazy things - so Twilight fandom, here’s your chance.
See these dogs here? They’re in a ‘sanctuary’ in Forks, Washington. Yes. That Forks.
The owner of the sanctuary is basically an animal hoarder. He has hundreds of dogs living in these conditions. They do not get out. He doesn’t have any paid staff or volunteers. And worst of all - he doesn’t seem to care.
The worst part is, the local town doesn’t seem to care either. The police investigated and found these conditions to be neglectful, they asked the owner to lower his number of dogs, but refuse to actually bring him up on charges or ENFORCE the agreement that he lowers his numbers.
These dogs LIVE in these kennels. Also, they are housed in a warehouse without heat.
It will be below freezing tonight in Forks.
All of this is documented here. You can see multiple photos of obvious neglect as well as POLICE REPORTS DOCUMENTING the issues. I am not directly involved, but I was hoping to spread the word to the fandom.
People ARE PROTESTING on location, but instead of helping the dogs, the local police are arresting the protesters. According to those on site, although people do stop by the property - no one actually enters the warehouse to care for these dogs. There are over 150 dogs in that warehouse. It would take a full staff an entire day just to keep each of those dogs fed, watered, cleaned and exercised. Never mind this is supposed to be a sanctuary for aggressive dogs where they receive training and rehab. How are they getting that care if there’s no one spending hours and hours at the property?
Heck, The owner even told police that he only feeds the dogs three times a week.
But don’t take my word for it - go through the Police Reports here.
Here’s what you can do to help: Twilight brings in TONS of money to this town. People pay for tours. They spend money in restaurants and stay in hotels.
Call of email these members of the town:
++Contact the governor Jay Inslee 360-902-4111.
P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, Washington 98504
++Contact the Forks Police Department 360-374-2223 - Chief Rick Bart
++City Council Woman Juanita Weissefels email@example.com (she reports on animal issues)
++Mayor Bryon Monohon firstname.lastname@example.org
++Call the Clallam County Sheriff 360-417-2262 - Bill Benedict, Sheriff email@example.com
And some of their higher-up politicians too:
++Sen. Jim Hargrove
PO Box 40424
Olympia, WA 98504-0424
+++Representative Kevin Van De Wege
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
+++Rep. Steve Tharinger
368 John L. O’Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
Tell them you won’t spend your money in Forks until these dogs are seen by a third party rescue agency, seen by a vet, and kenneled in proper kennels with heat. Tell them you’re outraged. Tell them that this is not acceptable.
Because it’s not.
More info here:
this video is the shit and no one can tell me otherwise
looks like someone got creative
rebloged a minute in
if you don’t think this is the coolest thing ever made then you need a time out
That was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen
one time in high school i didnt read the assigned book and i was like fuck it imma write this essay anyway and i had no idea what the book was even about or who the characters were so i just spewed out some shit about archetypes and the teacher came up to me after class and told me i was the only student who truly understood the book
important harajuku fashion
i love how like
english-speaking people wear east-asian words on their clothes because they can’t read it naturally and it “looks cool”
and east-asian people do the Same Exact Thing with English words
it’s so great
read and red are homonyms but read and red aren’t and read and reed are but read and reed aren’t woah dude
STOP THAT RIGHT NOW
sorry if english isn’t your first language.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT HOW TO WRITE A DISORDER, NOT JUST ABOUT A DISORDER?
That’s… very hard, because every person is unique, regardless whether they share (a) disorder(s) or not. There’s so many variables that go into how a disorder manifests in a person, which is why even psychologists can be wrong in the first (or other) diagnoses. The mind and psychology is simply not cut and dry. I could tell you how to write a disorder, but that just wouldn’t do the disorder in itself justice, and it would only be one way to write said disorder. That’s why I always give people the diagnostic criteria unless I’m given specific situational context (like temperament, childhood environment, current environment, motivation, interests, interpersonal behaviour and/or experience, etc), because other than that, there’s not much else I can do.
The way I personally write something I don’t have first-hand experience in is to first research clinical information or information of people who do have first-hand experience, and then just let the character tell me how it manifests for them (meaning, you can get reactions you didn’t anticipate but feel natural for the character, and afterwards you realise it’s because of a certain thing in their personality).
WHAT ARE EASY TRAPS TO FALL INTO WHEN WRITING MENTAL DISORDERS?
Popular culture, caricatures, backpack-disorders, tearjerking, that stuff.
- There’s hardly any representations in popular culture (Hollywood specifically) that I can attest to doing justice to a disorder.
- Many people end up making caricatures of the disorder of their choice without even realising it (a schizophrenic who wants to kill everyone because the “voices told them to”).
- People who write their character’s disorder only when it’s convenient and when it’s inconvenient the character display no symptoms even when symptoms should be displayed.
- Then the tearjerking, giving a character a mental disorder for no other reason than to garner sympathy.
These are largely the things I take offence in when it comes to the portrayal in mental disorders, and you should really, really avoid in writing. If you can write a character with psychological issues without slapping a diagnosis onto it, do it. Hell, even if your character fulfils all the criteria for the diagnosis of a disorder, there’s no reason you should slap on a diagnosis just because criteria are fulfilled.
People are usually so very petrified to portray mental disorders because they don’t know exactly what they can potentially do wrong, and end up not doing it, which means mental illness remains invisible. The reason people are petrified is also because the bad representation of mental illnesses of other people/writers that saturate the global writing community makes it harder for those who genuinely want to do right by these things.