Author has written 3 stories for Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hey Arnold, and Shrek.
"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." - Walt Disney
Heyo, I'm KlutzyMaiden123 - creative name, I know, right? If you're interested in any of my stories, send a review - they always get me to work harder to write chapters!
BTW, few things you should probably know about me before you read anything of mine:
1. I am a MASSIVE Beyoncé fan. Like, MAJORLY. She is my Queen - my Goddess - and I worship the very ground she walks on. So, more the usual, my protagonists will mention at least liking her, since I can't keep my fangirl feels away from my writing. Sorry, all two of you who hate her, but, what can I say? She's beautiful.
2. I'm a feminist. No, not one of those femenazis that hate men and blame them for everything wrong in the world and believe they can't be discriminated against, but one who desires more rounded female protagonists, more female friendships and less catty females. I hate, hate, hate, HATE slut-shaming. Like, despise it. I don't care how short someone's skirt is, or how much makeup they wear, or even how much sex they have - I despise the notion of "sluts" and never, never will have that in my writing unless I'm analyzing the concept. I also hate the fact that "girly girls" for so long have been looked at as "weak". if you're into makeup, you're weak; if you wear dresses, you're weak; if you care AT ALL about you're appearance, you're vain, slutty and weak. Legit I freaking hate it whenever I read something and suddenly the protagonist is bragging about "hating dresses, pink, has all guy friends because ohmygosh, girls are so catty and who the eff would wanna have girl friends because their dumb and all they care about is sleeping with other boys" I actually want to just throw the book/laptop at the wall and cry, "WTF, what's WRONG with being feminine?" So, in short, because of my "oh so horrible" feminist views, more then likely I'll focus on complex females, their friendships/relationships with one another and less on making the protagonist and love interest completely reliant on one another (that's kinda unhealthy, in my opinion).
3. I curse like a sailor. Like, legit - I cannot tell you how many times I've cursed in front of kids by accident just out of habit. So, I'm not shy to making my characters curse. ESPECIALLY if they come from the modern era and are teenagers. So, if you're kinda shy to that or uncomfortable, I wouldn't even bother reading my stuff. Save yourselves the effort.
"If you speak up for yourself, you're a bitch. If you party to much, you're a whore. Men don't get called these things."- Nicki Minaj
My Biggest Pet Peeves include:
1. Having your female character almost raped just so her love interest can swoop in and save her last minute. Okay, what the actual eff? Since WHEN is rape romantic? Even ATTEMPTED rape. Why do so many writers insist on including these scenes in their stories? Rape is not romantic nor is it cute. Having a love interest swoop in to save them just so they can cuddle is kinda disgusting in my opinion. I mean, I get it if it's set in a time period or location where that'd be common, and it WASN'T really played TO MUCH for the fluffs, but c'mon! If I was about to be raped but some guy came in and saved me, I'd be scared shitless. I wouldn't really be thinking of how hot he was - I'd be crying my eyes out and refusing to leave my house for days!
2. Bad Boy Good Girl - TRUUUUUE LUUUUUUUV. No. Nuh-uh. This to me is just kinda tired and boring. I mean, kudos for writers who can make it work (and it CAN! "10 Things I Hate About You", anyone), but it rarely does. First off - what is the appeal for bad boys? Is it the confidence? Dude, that's arrogance, and it's really unattractive. This dumb cliche has been done to death and I am so sick of seeing it. It would never work out, it's to unrealistic and is probably gonna lead to abuse at some point. Hey, can't help it if I'm realistic.
3. The guy decides to take off his shirt and the girl is left awestruck at his twelve-pack. Or whatever pack. Seriously? I mean, I get it if it's set earlier in time, but now? Nah. C'mon, we've all seen Game of Thrones, we've seen worse. In this day and age, we're having six packs forced down our throats in our media, so a guy suddenly taking off his shirt (decency, much?) should not get such a big reaction (you know, blushing, stuttering, awkwardly looking away). I mean, I would be a little surprised if a guy suddenly took off his shirt, but I'd get over it pretty quickly and question why the hell he gets to take off his shirt but I'm stuck wearing mine.
4. High School Status. Okay I get it, we all have our cliques in high school and we can be pretty divided. And I'm not sure if it's an American thing, but down here in Australia, we're not nearly as strict with our social hierarchy. Hell, we don't even have one. We have cliques but we don't really have popular or unpopular (oh, sorry, "cool or uncool"). So, it's a little confusing when every time I read or watch a story based in high school, you have groups such as "The Nerds/Geeks", "The Jocks", "The Cheerleaders/Sluts" etc. I know friends should have common interests, but as people we also have multiple interests. I've never met someone with one interest that defines who they are, who they sit with etc. And why are nerds always looked at as unpopular? What, cause they're smart? Oh, no!
5. The Blonde High School Cheerleader. AKA the cheerleader. Why, oh why do cheerleaders get such a bad rep? I swear they're either portrayed as dumb or just bitchy. I'm sorry, but HAVE YOU SEEN THE STUFF THEY DO?? THERE'S NO WAY THEY ARE DUMB, SISTA, NUH-UH! This cliche is seriously one of my worst as it's un-creative, offensive to cheerleaders/blondes and incredibly sexist because, a) who, SERIOUSLY WHO, can base their life (high school life, anyway) around a GUY (which they do in movies)???? Like, don't they have other stuff to do other then fight the protagonist for a boy?? which leads me to, b) it's SO freaking obvious they're meant to represent what is HATED in females and provide a good contrast to our virginal protagonist. How? The cheerleader is blonde, the protagonist is brunette; the cheerleader is dumb, the protagonist is smart; the cheerleader wears short skirts, the protagonist wears T-shirts (HA-HA! WHOO, got me Swiftie reference!); the cheerleader parties, the protagonist would rather curl up with a good book; the cheerleader is a "slut", the protagonist is pure. See? SEE? These negative portrayals of cheerleaders push these subliminal messages to young, impressionable girls - don't wear short skirts, you'll look "slutty"; blondes are dumb; DON'T enjoy your sexuality, that'll make you a slut. BUT guys on the other hand can enjoy. UGH, this cliche pisses me off so much that I just CANNOT anymore.
So, altogether, expect my protagonists to embrace their sexuality, not have to be defined by what they wear, not be defined as "the nerd" or whatever and if (and that's a BIG if), they do almost get raped, it will not be seen as romantic, nor will it be for romantic purposes and it will have an affect on them.
On a brighter, happier tone, I'll just list my favourite general stuff so y'all can actually relate to my thought pattern.
Favourite Musical Artists: Beyoncé (QUEEEEEEEEEEEEN), Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Kanye West, Halsey, Melanie Martinez, Panic! at the Disco, Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
Favourite Movies: Catching Fire, Cinderella (1950), Frozen (yeah, yeah - I know, overrated. But, for what it is, I like it!), The Heat, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Inside Out, Little Red Riding Hood (1997), Miss Congeniality, Moana, Mulan, Perfect Blue, Shrek 2, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Spy (feminist GOALS), Suicide Squad and the Little Mermaid (Ariel is actually my favourite Princess!)
Favourite TV Shows: Firefly, Game of Thrones, Hey! Arnold, how i met your mother (FUCK that ending!), Merlin, Nostalgia Critic, Orphan Black (YUS, feminist fantasy, anyone?), Rosanne, Sailor Moon (FUCK MAMORU OHMYGAWD, I HATE HIM AND CHIBIUSA, I WISH USAGI GOT WITH SEIYA-KUN, THEY'RE SO FUCKING CUTE!), Scream Queens, The Nanny, That's so Raven and To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
"You can be a businesswoman, a Mother, an Artist and a Feminist - whatever you want to be - and still be a sexual being." - Beyoncé
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