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Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0
I really appreciated all the little nods to Clint’s deafness in this issue. I’m glad other writers are acknowledging it and it’s not just a temporary thing in Fraction’s run. I also enjoy the fact that Wade apparently knows sign language.
Also deadpool has his mask up to expose his lips so Hawkeye can read his lips so he doesn’t have to sign everything
I love Deadpool so much, you guys. Love love him. Every time I find out something new about Deadpool, I love him more, because it’s always shit like this.
Deadpool is lovely.
I think a lot of people who aren’t familiar with Deadpool think he’s just the anthropomorphic personification of a 4Chan thread. But he’s an incredibly deep and complex character. He’s at odds with himself, and extremely fragile. He hides his pain and self-loathing behind his crass humor, which makes it heartbreaking when the pain and self-loathing comes through. He’s also the most accepting person in the Marvel Universe. He knows how hard he is to deal with so, he’s extremely forgiving and accepting of other people. He never judges anyone else for their appearance, or actions, or mistakes. And if you can stand him, he’ll be loyal to you to the bitter end.
And that is why he’s my favorite.
If It Works, It Works
Are you worried about whether it’s okay to write a book with only one character? Or if it’s possible to kill off the hero at the end? Or if you can create horse-dragon hybrid?
Look, if it works for your story, it works. You are a writer. A creator. You’re supposed to be creative and daring and you’re supposed to put your passion into these stories. If you can make something work, for your story, then it works.
There is an Audience for Everything
There is literally an audience for everything. If you really love your idea about undercover robot lesbian cops who work in a coffee shop on a space station that serves thousands of aliens each day, then someone else will probably love it too.
You Have No Obligation
You do not have to show your writing to anyone, especially your first draft.
You do not have to publish all of your stories online or elsewhere.
You do not have to change the ending of your story if a disgruntled fan wanted something else to happen.
Your Story Will Have Similarities
True originality no longer exists and the obsession with originality will prevent you from getting any writing done. It will make your writing suffer. Do not let the fear of not being original enough stop you from writing a great story. All stories have similarities to each other, even when they are vastly different.
This is okay. This is normal.
Your First Draft is the Written Version of “I’ll Fix it Later”
The first draft is where you are allowed to procrastinate on the details. If you write a scene that isn’t well organized or a major info dump, just tell yourself you’ll fix it later. The only thing you have to do in your first draft is finish it.
Later drafts are where you clean everything up by rewriting the entire story.
Stupid werewolf: I go chrinos.
Pooka: Oh hells no! This is a third floor office with a 7 foot ceiling, you’ll punch a hole in the roof and that’s if the floor don’t give way! And there are two guards in this room, do you know if they are normal humans or not? They both got guns showing and I refuse to believe the boss lady don’t have one in easy reach! No way there’s a bullet in this building that isn’t made of silver! I ain’t gonna be here in a pile of rubble with three delirious gun-waving angry people!! I jump out the window.
Stupid werewolf: Was that speech OOC?
Stupid werewolf: But pookas gotta lie, you can’t tell the truth, you can’t have said that without a roll!
Smart werewolf: They can’t tell the complete truth, *pooka’s name* is currently carrying a gun that doesn’t have silver bullets in it and I’m following her out that window.
This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions.
What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.
As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.
Sir Pterry: gift to humanity.