1. Please don’t be the school, please don’t be the school. It was the school. When I first started writing my Phoenix Institute superhero series, I was well aware that the psychic abilities that my characters struggled with were stand-ins for issues that many struggle with in real life. My telepath needs to shut out overly strong mental voices threatening to overwhelm her. My firestarter must control his fire and thus not be a danger to anyone. My self-healer is so used to going beyond endurance that he doesn’t know how to relax. From a writing standpoint, it’s necessary. No character should be ultra-powerful and without flaws. But from a personal standpoint, it’s so much more. The negative side effects of these powers are stand-ins for problems caused by autism, mood disorder and mental illness. Why? Because I have kids who struggle with all those things. But after a while, stand-ins weren’t enough. I’d started with metaphors because I didn’t want my children’s personal struggles to be the stuff of fiction or invade their privacy. But using metaphors began to feel dishonest. I cringed when I saw young Clark Kent struggling with a classic autism over-sensory response in Man of Steel because I knew that this was a sign of extraordinary abilities for Clark, rather than the very real struggle to deal with sensory overload on a daily basis.

    Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Corrina Lawson on Autism and Superpowers - SF Signal

    My contribution to this excellent series that I believe Tumblr should be reading.

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  2. Went on an end of summer hike with the youngest son. This is from our local nature preserve in north central Connecticut. Our house is close enough to walk to the hiking trails. 

    Went on an end of summer hike with the youngest son. This is from our local nature preserve in north central Connecticut. Our house is close enough to walk to the hiking trails. 

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  3. d-o-r-ia-n:

    queersamwilson:

    I know that Sebastian Stan got a book full of fanletters and stuff for his birthday but would it be possible to give on like that for Anthony Mackie too? His birthday is September 23rd. Or is there already a project like this because if so I’d wanna contribute!!

    we should all totally do something!

    And I just realized that not only do I share a birthday with Bruce Springsteen but with Anthony Mackie. I win. :) 

    (via ealperin)

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  4. (via GeekMom: Comic Book Corner - Alien Smugglers, Zombies & A Mysterious Superman - GeekMomGeekMom)

In a Guardians kind of mood? Maybe try Starburn.

    (via GeekMom: Comic Book Corner - Alien Smugglers, Zombies & A Mysterious Superman - GeekMomGeekMom)

    In a Guardians kind of mood? Maybe try Starburn.

    6 days ago  /  1 note  /  Source: geekmom.com

  5. ladyspectre:



Finally, some good advice from Cosmo

im gonna reblog this 300 times a day

I don’t think this is really fair. Men are given gender roles the same way women are. If he’s uncomfortable, it’s likely because he’s been told many times over that he’s supposed to be the “provider” in relationships due to his gender. It’d make more sense to me to have a long and serious discussion about why that doesn’t matter than just breaking up with him. That’s more likely to create someone who’s bitter at women and doesn’t know why.

It’s not on her to change him. It’s on him. It shouldn’t be on her to have a long talk with him. It should be on him to realize he’s being an ass. 

    ladyspectre:

    Finally, some good advice from Cosmo

    im gonna reblog this 300 times a day

    I don’t think this is really fair. Men are given gender roles the same way women are. If he’s uncomfortable, it’s likely because he’s been told many times over that he’s supposed to be the “provider” in relationships due to his gender. It’d make more sense to me to have a long and serious discussion about why that doesn’t matter than just breaking up with him. That’s more likely to create someone who’s bitter at women and doesn’t know why.

    It’s not on her to change him. It’s on him. It shouldn’t be on her to have a long talk with him. It should be on him to realize he’s being an ass. 

    (via ealperin)

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  8. Instead of concentrating building her character, the pilot decided to show off Larter’s physical assets. First, of course, she’s Martin’s ex-girlfriend. Second, of course, Martin, in his guise as the right-wing extremist, is taken to a strip club. Third, of course, the plot requires Larter to pose as a stripper to secretly talk to Martin. Fourth, of course, she must give Martin a lap dance.

    Legends: Sean Bean Is Legendary But the Writing Isn’t (Yet) by Corrina Lawson

    In which I really love Sean Bean but get tired of this sh**.

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  9. thisfeministlife:

Totally had a little dance party when I saw that corrinalawson started following me!! WOOOOO!!!

DANCING! 
Awesome. :) 

    thisfeministlife:

    Totally had a little dance party when I saw that corrinalawson started following me!! WOOOOO!!!

    DANCING! 

    Awesome. :) 

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