Hi, this is a response to some of your asks than your comics (which I do really like). When people say that you must want to get better to recover-They're wrong. You can actually recover, with treatment, despite truly believing it will never happen.
I believe a certain amount of cooperation is necessary — if one doesn’t take the medication, go to therapy, etc, it’s difficult to recover. In this way, one must at least make some kind of effort to recover. If one doesn’t believe treatment works, they are less likely to cooperate. I think this is what they meant by wanting to get better to recover — you can’t force a person to take treatment if they really don’t want to do it.
OK WOW if u have any more cool Beauty and the Beast headcannons pls share with the rest of the group :3
AHAHAHAHA, I forget that most people who follow my tumblr probably don’t know that I wrote a terrible, awful, novel-length version of Beauty and the Beast in 2007 (as a dare, for my girlfriend - she said she wished there was a gay version of beauty and the beast and I said I’d write her one). I was in high school when I started and a freshman in undergrad when I finished so I haven’t gone back and reread it, it’s probably atrocious on any number of levels. I know that I had a whole lot of fun writing it! It’s a weird mashup of stuff from the Disney version, stuff from the old black and white French version, and stuff from my brain.
If anyone wants to read it, it’s here though friends-locked, and since I’m too lazy to go through and unlock every single chapter, to get access you can just log into the guest account which is:
I should bother to upload the whole thing somewhere… not livejournal one of these days, but tbh I’m not sure it’s worth it. The writing is probably A T R O C I O U S did I mention I was in high school at the time? But some people did do some cool fanart so I’m gonna take this chance to post that shit here because why not (there are links to the ones I could still find the original URLs for, but not for others, whoops, I’ve lost touch with lots of these people, it’s been more than five years)
Seriously though, why should she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.
Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um, for what? There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.
Gustav Holst, The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (1914-16), performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Levine. The middle section of this piece was famously adapted into the stirring patriotic British song I Vow to Thee, My Country in 1921.