Poetry for the Soul

I had a conversation once, in a small dank, plastic, mahogany kitchen wanting to flee.

I had a conversation once, with a beautiful mother of three.

I had a conversation once, where this mother of the teenage boy that hit me, explained that her son didn’t fall far from the tree.

I had a conversation once, that taught me about the wisdom an awkward teenage girl can possess and the self decline of beautiful mother of three.

I had a conversation once, explaining that it is not okay for him to show his love through his fist, that passion is tender not agony.

I had a conversation once, I held the hand of the mother three, I hugged her and said I hope she finds her bravery

I left a conversation once, looking back to that dank, mahogany, plastic kitchen at the mother of three watching her two daughters play innocently

I made a difference once, I spoke later to that mother of three she kicked out that teenage boy who hit me along with a man whose passion turned angry

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reclaimingthenativetag:

When people create characters for their stories and such, they have no problem making diverse personalities for white characters. But the moment you try creating POC characters, you default to stereotypes. You can create white people who do good, bad and everything in between with complex…

Conversation is good! I hope inspiration starts with tumblr pages. Maybe I should have added that the main character in my graphic novel is an African American male from the East side of Cleveland (one of the most dangerous communities in the US). I am a white woman from the suburbs. My guys are wonderful, both based on amazing men of their race and culture.

That is the great thing about writing…it is imagination mixed with skill, curiosity and fearlessness. Be fearless :)

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peacebypiecepub asked:

I am writing a graphic novel that includes a Native American character. He is the mentor and will become more of a focus in the series. What could I write that would immediately offend? Opinions vary, I don't want that & help has been hard to find.

reclaimingthenativetag answered:

Welp I don’t claim to speak for every ndn out there so I can’t pinpoint exactly what wouldn’t offend everyone. But I would say as long as you are as accurate as possible to the tribe that the character is, do as much research as possible, maybe even connect with someone who’s a member of that tribe. Pick an actual tribe don’t just make one up. We already have enough to combat when it comes to myths and stereotypes. Followers? Any other suggestions? -mod A

Thank you all, I am going to write him and I want this character to be as identifiable as possible. He is a mentor to my protagonist, because he is older, out ranks him as a Marine and because my main character comes from a broken home. Not because of a mystical/spiritual guide stereotype. This character is part of the Sioux Nation in MN, but I was told it was unwise to specify a tribe. He will have faults, but as a man in a complex story not only of his own but that of his friend. Of course his heritage will play a huge part, but it would if he was part of any culture. He is a solid part of his community and family which at points will involve more characters in his community, but this particular story has a main character already and I need to focus on him. I welcome more guidance so please message me :)

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FOR CHRIST’S SAKE SHE CAN’T NOT KICK ASS
5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

#1. Wonder Woman
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are DC’s holy trinity of heroes, representing bright and shining justice, dark and brooding vengeance, and being a girl. And if you think that’s a little unbalanced, check out how many cinematic releases they’ve had.


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She’s confiscated it Superman, you screwed up too many movies and now that’s called a Wonder Woman punch.

Luke McKinney, comics nerd, and best author on Cracked drops some science on DC

archaicaeon:

jetpackexhaust:

cracked:

FOR CHRIST’S SAKE SHE CAN’T NOT KICK ASS

5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

#1. Wonder Woman

Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are DC’s holy trinity of heroes, representing bright and shining justice, dark and brooding vengeance, and being a girl. And if you think that’s a little unbalanced, check out how many cinematic releases they’ve had.

Read More

She’s confiscated it Superman, you screwed up too many movies and now that’s called a Wonder Woman punch.

Luke McKinney, comics nerd, and best author on Cracked drops some science on DC

Rough Love: Helena and Dezmond

Let’s start out by explaining what I mean by rough love…

  • They had a complicated first meeting, Helena is his brother’s eighth grade teacher, let’s just say a type of drug was trying to be sold. As it turned out the situation was not as terrible as it could have been and luckily they gave Anthony (Dezmond’s brother)  a second chance.
  • Dezmond was deployed for a special operation in the midst of getting acclimated to a new two and the new school
  • They are an interracial couple in a city that sees black and white rather than gray.
  • Helena is sweet, innocent, kind, happy… basically the opposite of anything Dezmond has ever know.
  • Did I mention she is ENGAGED to a cop…

This is a love that is destined to fail, but life works its magic and my readers will enjoy several seductive moments as well as a true friendship all do to consent respect.

Here is another snippet of their love making…I promised a scene with a strand of pearls and here is the start:

"Dezmond took the long strand of pearls from her neck while positioning Helena on the makeshift bed he made with the loose clothes scattered on the parks ground. He  wrapped the pearls around her wrists loosely, then put her arms around his neck. He put just enough pressure on her so she felt him all 225 pounds, 6’6 of his body on her small frame. She was delicate but her curves felt good, he wrapped both of her legs around his waist and went deep, she bowed her back in ecstasy, moaning his name and trembling."