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jiinsy:

Outcasted by most of the other recruits Vanellope and Ralph found each other and found comfort and friendship. The two of them only wanted to be respected as competent pilots, but the other rangers only saw them for what they perceived as flaws. Though Ralph was a bit of an older guy and a bit of a bigger guy, it was because of this that he was stronger than anyone and could wreck anyone’s score in a simulator. Vanellope had it a little tougher. She was nearing on twenty-one but she still looked (as some put it) like a kid. There was also the fact that she had a neurological twitch that everyone said would prevent her from even stepping foot inside a jaeger let alone piloting one.Though it was probably the hardest thing she ever did, she never listened to them. 
Away from the noise in the sparring rings and cafeterias, Ralph and Vanellope found their own time and space to practice together. Then surprised everyone when they had a near perfect score in a simulator together. When they finally got their own Jaeger (Which they insisted be named President Fart-feathers even though it’s officially called Sugar Rush) they were not only surprised to find that Vanellope’s twitch never caused any problems, but actually gave their Jaeger the curious advantage of being able to punch faster and harder than what should be physically possible. 
11/?? of my Disney Jaeger Pilot Series

jiinsy:

Outcasted by most of the other recruits Vanellope and Ralph found each other and found comfort and friendship. The two of them only wanted to be respected as competent pilots, but the other rangers only saw them for what they perceived as flaws. Though Ralph was a bit of an older guy and a bit of a bigger guy, it was because of this that he was stronger than anyone and could wreck anyone’s score in a simulator. Vanellope had it a little tougher. She was nearing on twenty-one but she still looked (as some put it) like a kid. There was also the fact that she had a neurological twitch that everyone said would prevent her from even stepping foot inside a jaeger let alone piloting one.Though it was probably the hardest thing she ever did, she never listened to them. 

Away from the noise in the sparring rings and cafeterias, Ralph and Vanellope found their own time and space to practice together. Then surprised everyone when they had a near perfect score in a simulator together. When they finally got their own Jaeger (Which they insisted be named President Fart-feathers even though it’s officially called Sugar Rush) they were not only surprised to find that Vanellope’s twitch never caused any problems, but actually gave their Jaeger the curious advantage of being able to punch faster and harder than what should be physically possible. 

11/?? of my Disney Jaeger Pilot Series

fattyvixen:

walkingfoxy:

walkingfoxiest:

a post where I explain with images how foxes are the best thing ever, and how if you disagree you are obviously wrong

omg look at those notes! my vixen made this, myyy vixen

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tenhoursinthelab asked: Listening to this month's Squeecast got me thinking about expectations and the contract with the reader/consumer. You discussed upholding the contract in terms of tone but what I've experienced more frequently is violations of character in order to further "clever" plots (somewhat more so in tv than writing but still...). Do you think this concept of contract also applies to things like characterization over a series? Does the answer change when you approach it as a fan vs as a writer?

I think it does, honestly.  When I put out a book, I am saying “here is a world, it will be internally consistent, and people will behave in a way that flows naturally from their characters.”

Now, what I am not saying is “none of these characters will lie, either intentionally or through misunderstanding of the situation.”  I feel that any first person narrator is innately unreliable, and even in third person, there may be things that will change their understanding of the world in such a way as to change the way they interact with it on a permanent basis.  That’s character growth, not violation of contract.

But let’s look at Velveteen as an example.  At the start of the series, she is broken, depressed, and rejected.  As she learns more about what actually happened, she re-accepts her powers, mends bridges with some of her friends, and finds a lot of personal strength.  When I was first plotting her arc, I intended to have her get back with Action Dude.  Then I realized that it would violate her character, because she had grown into someone who forgave but did not forget, and she could not move past what he had done to her.  What I wanted didn’t mesh with what I’d written.

I could have written it as instant all-is-better, but that wouldn’t have been fair.  It would have violated the character.  And that would have been unfair to my readers.

Make sense?

sterling-raptor asked: On the 24th day, of the month of July, I shall have celebrated my hatching day for the 36th time. I will be bringing with me my pack of mild-mannered and very polite velociraptors, a flock of friendly shadows and a lemon-aide fountain. I politely request entry into the Birthday Unending.

WELCOME.  WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE.  AND HELLO, VELOCIRAPTORS!  YOU ARE WELCOME IN THE CORN, AS ARE SO VERY FEW.  PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR HUMAN WITH YOU, HOWEVER, AS THE CORN IS LESS…RECEPTIVE…TO HUMANS.

HERE IS YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE.  HERE IS YOUR CONICAL HAT.  HERE IS AN ASSORTMENT OF STRAWBERRY AND LEMON CAKES, WHICH SHOULD GO VERY NICELY WITH YOUR LEMONADE.

WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.

delli-penguin asked: So, if zombie beavers: seeing as they're significantly larger/more muscular than koalas, which can reach 15kg (approx. 33 pounds), zombie drop bears? (I haven't read your novella set in Australia, so if you played off that theme then, I'm unaware.) Because I think that would be the ultimate in terrifying. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, google "indirect tracking of drop bears using gnss technology" - it's an interesting and short paper.) Zombie drop bears... the thought is terrifying.

Zombie drop bears would be the end of Australia.  THE END.

alwaysbeyondhope asked: This past Friday, July 18th, 2014, is noted as the day the first KA attacks started. We don't know much, but people are blogging about what we think is the Rising. The blog therisingwall is gathering people's posts, tweets, any information they have. If you could spread the word, let people know, blog about the Rising. Anything to help. "Rise up while you can."

Alive or dead, the truth won’t rest.

Rise up while you can.

mcnamak asked: Hi, I've been following you for a while, and you seem to like cat stories, so I thought I'd send a cute one your way. My cat Cocoa has trained me to play fetch with her with twist ties. She'll bring one over to where I'm sitting, drop it, and meow at me until I throw it for her to find. Then she brings it back. If she doesn't know where it went, she thinks I still have it, and will stare at me until I go get it, bring it back and throw it again.

This is fantastic.

Cats are best.

I do love cat stories!  I have three cats (Lilly, Alice, and Thomas; Siamese and two Maine Coons), and my sister has a Sphinx named Lizzy who sometimes comes out of her room and bothers the Maine Coons.  So we are a font of cat stories around here.

Cats are best.

devieklutz asked: Hi! I've recently read prettymuch all of your books and have fallen in love with them. I also happen to have gotten a puppy today. I named her Buffy (only after my family rejected Toby *sigh*) and thought that you might enjoy finding out about her.

This makes me very happy.  :)

forceofconviction asked: Thank you for letting me join the Birthday Unending with my sister and my dog. I'm not religious so that's the closest I can come to believing in a place where she's not disabled/not suffering and where I get to be with her again. It meant a lot to me.

You are very, very welcome.

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