i have a hard time thinking that the reason a lot of people are already theorizing that Ms. Blake is a villain isn’t rooted in misogyny. like she could end up being a villain at some point, but if she was a man (and if she didn’t “get in the way” of Sterek) i really doubt there would be this many…
I had a great time meeting 5th and 6th grade students at the Linden School in Toronto. The private all girls school promotes feminist and social justice values while encouraging academic and creative excellence. I was impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and sophistication when discussing issues related to girls and women in the media.
I’m deeply honoured that the faculty and students at the Linden School have nominated me for their annual Nancy Ruth Award. Every year the Nancy Ruth award is presented to someone in the larger community who has, in her life and work, made an enormous difference to the lives of girls and women.
I know you guys look at this shiz and think “Oh that’s so pretty, how quaint,” but let me tell you, these little mofos are hella hard to make. My beading teacher was an 80 year old elder who’d been doing this her whole life and she was all, “I’m not as good my mother was,” and I was like “WTF how long does it take to get good at this crap?” It made me wonder if our ancestors were on their deathbeds thinking, “Meh, I wasn’t as good as my mother.”
Basically, if you say “Alaska Native art isn’t art, it’s crafts,” I will punch you. Blood, sweat, and tears go into these little guys.
Not easy AT ALL. In one of my high school history classes, we had to do this. Well, we could either bead or do some sort of loom/weaving thing. I chose the beading because it looked so pretty. That damn thing took me WEEKS. It was no bigger than the one here and much simpler, but I worked on it for at least 5-6 hours/day for a good 3 or 4 weeks. It was when the first season of Dancing with the Stars was on. I remember because I kept having to look up to watch the dances. Also, those beads are TINY and I kept dropping them everywere. Anyway, respect!
I didn’t choose the indigenous beading life. The indigenous beading life chose me.
So how does he get inside the head of, say, his teenage characters? ‘Yes, you’re right I’ve never been an eight year old girl,’ he says, ‘but I’ve also never been an exiled princess, or a dwarf or bastard. What I have been is human. I just write human characters.’
Ok so I am just freaking out because I found a fellow Teen Wold lover and Sarah Dessen reader! I am obsessed with both of them and I think you described her books perfectly. Thank you for being an awesome person!
OMG guys I just got my first piece of fan mail! I’m legit freaking out right now, whoever this anon is, please create a Tumblr so that I can follow you and love you forever!