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Anonymous said: Whenever I start to work on a story idea and hash it out, I think "this is stupid, this doesn't make sense, why am I bother?" Is it best to scrap the idea and start over?

brianmichaelbendis:

I get a lot of questions like this.

stupid.  I’m worried this is stupid.

 what is stupid?  well, any story can sound stupid.

" a 15-year-old gets bit by, I don’t know, a spider and gets spider powers"

" so these four turtles are teenagers, and mutants, and, uh,  let say ninjas. yeah,  turtles."

" there’s this guy who finds out that, like, the whole world is really a mental hologram that we dream that the robots, like, put in our brains so they can use us as batteries."

 what is stupid? that’s the wrong question to ask yourself

 ask yourself, and be honest:  would I buy this story if I saw it on the shelf? does this story mean anything to me? when I close my eyes can I see this world? do I hear these voices?

 if the answer is yes then I think it’s your obligation to pursue the story. don’t worry if it’s ‘stupid.’

 some of the best stories ever told can sound stupid. also some of the stupidest :-)

'there is a fine line between genius and stupid'- said a great musician

 but if you have a real point of view and a real reason for telling them. if the characters are believable and relatable…

ebonydecay:

captainherbivore:

soft-leg:

sharkhugger:

Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.

From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.

Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.

This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue

BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.

IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT

Yet again, more notes than signatures. Actually sign these things, people. Ugh.

This is far too upsetting.

everyonedies:

dictatorboy:

My saint bernard lets the outside cats sleep with him

ARE YOU SERIOUS

everyonedies:

dictatorboy:

My saint bernard lets the outside cats sleep with him

ARE YOU SERIOUS

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