Because good ideas never die.
" I don’t think I will be able to see Finding Dory when it hit theaters. Ellen Degeneres use to be one of my role models but when she did her sketch about fashion sizes in America and said that size zero women were ‘nothing’ it hurt so much because I thought she was for everyone, no matter their size. Now every time I think of her I get triggered and depressed instead of the love from her that I use to see. It hurts and it makes me sad because I really wanted to see the movie."
Except that Ellen didn’t say that size zero women were nothing. If I’m not mistaken the direct quote is:
It is a critique on how women’s clothing sizes are labeled, not an attack on thin women. I can’t even understand how OP came to that conclusion (unless it’s another quote OP was referring to, in that case I apologize).
Zero literally means nothing. And it’s absolutely ridiculous that a clothing size is labeled nothing, or even double nothing, don’t you think so? That is what wrong, and what Ellen was commenting about.
Not that it’s wrong to wear a size zero, but that someone was so horrible to label a clothing size as zero.
I hope you read this OP, because it would be a shame if you lost a (in my opinion) excellent role-model over a misunderstanding.
Hey, y’all! How’s that writing coming along?
FEARS (in Children)
Common Things Kids Are Afraid Of ~ Things that may not scare adults but are very real to children
Children and Fear ~ Includes stages of life and fears most common in those years (ranges from infants to teenagers)
FEARS (in Adults)
100 Things That Scare Me ~ Not all are life-or-death situations, but a good place to start thinking of ‘the worst case scenario’
Adult Fear (TVTropes) ~ With links and examples
Nighttime Fears and Adulthood ~ Interesting short article of the effects of unresolved childhood fears in adults (namely the dark)
Lingering Fears From Childhood to Adult ~ Another article
Horrific Setting/Scene ~ Almost looks like a writing prompt/English paper assignment, but a good place to look over and get an idea
STORY FORMULA / TIPS
Rule of Scary (TVTropes) ~ With examples at the bottom
Horror Tropes (TVTropes) ~ Long list of links related to different aspects of horror. Includes setting, characters, expansion on genres, etc.
Nightmare Fuel (TVTropes) ~ Gives examples (and links) of different things people may (or may not) be terrified of, such as mutilation, the paranormal, extreme violence, being hunted, etc.
I personally find this a tricky subject, but I’d recommend tapping into your own personal fears and reflect that into your writing as best you can.
Try also thinking about the way some horror authors write, like Stephen King or Edgar Allan Poe. Read into some if you haven’t.
Comments? Questions? Advice? Feel free to submit!
Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and her partner of 35 years, Pete-e Petersen of West Seattle, hold the very first same-sex marriage license, signed for them by King County Executive Dow Constantine, as the King County Recorder’s office starts to issue same-sex marriage licenses at 12:01 A.M.
It’s a good day to be living in Washington state.