"I kind of think the most badass thing she does is continue to be incredibly brave even when she's kind of bad in high pressure situations by nature. When she doesn't have books to study (polyjuice, basilisk, etc...) she kind of freezes!…"
"I think it was that she was written as a bushy-haired, buck-toothed nerd who wasn't ashamed of her intelligence. Most central heroines are these supermodel women with guys falling at their feet and Hermione was just this exceptional girl that…"
"She figured out that Slytherin's Monster was a basilisk, single-handedly discovered that Lupin was a werewolf, and basically saved Harry and Ron from failing many times over by letting them copy her homework!"
"You use the curing cancer joke one too many times. And the coffee shop employee... I don't even know their gender. Did you do that on purpose? And also, it seemed very Western-y to me. You know? The barkeep wiping the table while the cowboy…"
"I think it was Emily Dickenson who said writing is one of the hardest things you can do. (I think)
But I agree, writing is hard. I'm not sure Hemingway is saying necessarily what you're interpreting him to say. Bleeding is painful, and I…"
"What makes killing people wrong is the simple reason that as humans, as the social beings we are, we have sympathy. The death of one single person, regardless of circumstances, affects tons of people. The reason why it is wrong in our eyes is that…"
"Ah! I see Kant's already come up! Excellent.
I think two different questions are being confused here. Are you looking for an argument for the moral principle "Killing is wrong" or are you looking for an argument that a…"
""You can't say "You shouldn't kill people because I wouldn't want to be killed" or any variation upon that." <-- But Kant's second formulation of the Categorical Imperative is kind of a variation on…"
"The problem is with science fiction and fantasy, writers generally have to create a new world (or alter the existent world) to allow for wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff to happen, which is extremely difficult to do in short stories. Not that it…"
"You can't just "write when inspiration strikes." Inspiration can only take you so far. Writing is work. It is hard work. Just like anything else. And if you set a schedule, your body and your brain become accustomed to that schedule.…"
"Well, you should probably write the scary part in the light haha. Or, you could try to write it while in the dark and try and channel your own fear into the worlds.I know how you feel. When I haven't written in a while, it's like I almost…"