Imagine baby werewolves for a second
Like little babies able to turn into little tiny werewolves
And they act like puppies instead of vicious monsters that eat anything that moves
Little balls of fluff squeak-howling at the moon and play fighting with teddy bears and each other and just. LICKING. EVERY. MOVING. THING.
IMAGINE BABY WEREWOLVES
HAI TEEN WOLF FLUFF FIC
My grandfather called to wish me a happy birthday
And he told me once again how he and my grandmother think I’ll be so happy when I die so I can walk in heaven
If you ever wonder why disabled people get murdered by their family and friends so often remember this: If constant sitting is enough to make grandparents pray for the death of their grandchild imagine if they knew of any of the real struggles we deal with.
Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.
That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.
When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.
and here i thought John Green was a Youtube personality saying things that have already been said by dozens of women for years before him like wow the worship of white peen that demonstrates the least give of progressiveness does not end does it