This was front-page news for us today
|Posted on October 20 with 181,359 notes via eyestumblin||Reblog|
At Nine Worlds, I purchased a copy of Zen Cho’s beautiful collection entitled Spirits Abroad, published by the Malaysian press Buku Fixi. I was struck by the publisher’s manifesto, which appears on the back of the flyleaf. In this manifesto, the publisher states:
We will not use italics for non-American/non-English terms.
The publisher then goes on to say: “Nasi lemak and kongkek are some of the pleasures of Malaysian life that should be celebrated without apology; italics are a form of apology.”
Reading this and considering italics as a form of apology, I find myself thinking of writers coming from countries that have endured colonization, from countries where English is an imposed tongue. I find myself asking: do we really need to explain everything to the imagined Western reader? I think of italics, apologies and explanations, and the connecting line between these words.
If we have read and consumed work from writers from the West without complaint, if we have gone that extra step to fully engage with that work, surely we can trust that those who seek out our stories will also take that extra step to meet us halfway.
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reverse werewolves. wolves that turn into confused but excited humans every month at the full moon and run around doing weird human stuff until they wake up the next day in the middle of an office with a suit loosely draped over their wolf form
|Posted on October 15 with 119,866 notes via morbidosity||Reblog|
looking for someone to pay me for being average at videogames
|Posted on October 14 with 33,818 notes via morbidosity||Reblog|
|Posted on October 14 with 2,257 notes via flightrising||Reblog|
HELLO FRIENDS. As you may have heard, registration is opening for 24 hours for a game I play called Flight Rising, starting in like 5 hours. So I’d like to take this opportunity to invite all of my followers to come play with me! My name on there is Raiona (surprise, surprise) and I’m part of the Nature flight.
The above graphic from FR does a pretty good job of explaining the basics of the site, but read on for some deeper explanation!
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|Posted on October 13 with 58,361 notes via morbidosity||Reblog|
|Posted on October 10 with 8 notes via tchy||Reblog|
FLIGHT RISING IS OPEN FOR MORE PEOPLE ON MONDAY, PLAY DRAGONS WITH ME
BACK, YE FOUL TEMPTRESS!
(actually remind me on monday cos I’m super interested <3)
YES. FLATBEAR. FLIGHT RISING. GREAT COMBO.
I’m in Nature, but I don’t mind what flight you join as long as you give me your username so I can shower you in kindness.
|Posted on October 10 with 13 notes via flatbear||Reblog|