Alright, I inadvertently made some poor choices whilst registering my Tumblr. In order to let the FTLite blog be a group blog and give me my own avatar, I’ve switched which blog is where. This means your old follows for FlavorText Lite will now point at my personal tumblr, Narciii, and vice versa.
In the future, group posts, wow stuff, lore and character things, etc, from anywhere from 1-4 of the Flavor Text Authors will be sporadically available at Flavortext Lite at flavortextlore.tumblr.com.
Meanwhile, personal Drawer Made of Internet for Storing Additional Internet things will be located at narciii.tumblr.com. That’s Narci, With Three Damn I’s. Wow stuff, baby animals, and sundry. Maybe occasional blogging!
Adjust your follows accordingly and excuse the construction mess as I clean up the muppets and cats off the WoW Blog. Thanks folks - Narci (with only 1 i.)
"One thing that becomes more and more evident as I move into my forties, and what feels—really, internally—like adulthood at last… is the way I and other adult women have this habit of fucking up one particular aspect of our responsibility to younger generations. Young women in particular, but young men too.
It’s not really our fault. We’ve been trained to it for generations. But it is our responsibility, and we bloody well need to fix it.
I’m talking about how we minimize, despise, excoriate, and abhor ourselves. How we exclude ourselves from consideration. How we martyr ourselves for others. How we call ourselves ugly, awful, incompetent, and stupid.
I don’t know exactly how to describe the sensation I get when I see a beautiful, fiercely intelligent, accomplished and skilled artist and craftswoman twenty years my senior call herself ugly and stupid… but I am realizing that I have that same power now, and it’s up to me to use it wisely. Not to give voice to the anger and self-hatred and self-loathing I feel so fiercely. Not to indulge in the kind of scab-picking hairshirt self-abnegation that we’ve been trained to crave, even though it’s so fucking bad for us and everyone around us. Even though it robs us of our power to be positive in the world, and good for other people.”