The Many Faces of the Novel
Illustration for John Sutherland’s review of “The Novel: A Biography” by Michael Schmidt, appearing in the August 10 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman!
I hate it when people act like anger invalidates a cause, because when it comes down to it the privileged are the only ones who can afford to remain calm.
When the privileged are angry they’re; passionate, invested, patriotic, of spirit and righteous.
When the oppressed are angry they’re; savage, incapable of rationality, primitive, beastial, juvenile and violent.
Tone policing ain’t nothing but shifting goal posts towards dehumanization.
"asexuality is a valid sexuality!!! asexuals are just as important as everyone else, especially in the mogai spectrum!"
"i mean, asexuals still love people and experience romantic attraction!! it’s not like they’re ROBOTS or anything haha"
HOW I FEEL IN CALC CLASS
My anaconda don’t wanna go to class tomorrow
you know it’s real when you love your outfit so much that you don’t want to take it off at the end of the day
deciding to wear liquid eyeliner again was the best decision I’ve made in a while
A character can still be a great character without being a good person.
In fact, some of the best characters are terrible people.
Because a character’s worth should be based on how complex and interesting they are, not their morality if they were real.