Darcy Lewis

One thing about characterization that always gets me - people mixing the actor (and/or other roles) with the character they are writing/portraying.

Darcy is almost always in oversized sweaters, jackets, scarves, and a hat.  Even the indoor scenes have the sweaters and long sleeve shirts with little to no cleavage.  Personally - given her personality - I would think she was comfortable with herself, but not flamboyant.  I can see her getting a bit more flashy for a party, especially when she’s comfortable with her place, but I have trouble seeing her strip it down as easily as some folks like to write.  I just can’t see it in her style…unless someone is definitely writing in an AU.

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WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:
Tells people not to smoke cigarettes due to health risks. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to drink and drive. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to have unprotected sex due to health risks. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to drive without their seat belts on. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to text and drive. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to do dangerous drugs. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to keep their cars unlocked due to possible theft.They do it anyway.
Tells people not to keep their homes unlocked due to possible theft. They do it anyway.
Tells women not to consume drugs or alcohol during pregnancy. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to abuse animals. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to abuse other people. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to eat meat too rare due to health risks. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to keep their guns where children can access them. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to steal. They do it anyway.
Tells people not to murder. They do it anyway.
How’s all that telling people not to do shit working out? I’m pretty sure those without a moral compass don’t give a fuck what you think they should or shouldn’t do.
WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:
Tells men they can’t be the victims of sexual assault
Tells boys that when a woman rapes them its okay because they wanted it.
Tells men they deserve to be hit by women because they probably did something wrong.
Tells men that sacrificing his goals and aspirations for a woman is what “real men” do.
Tells men they aren’t allowed to have preferences on body because that’s sexist or body shaming.
Tells men that its their duty to protect women from danger even at the risk of their own lives because its what “real men” do.
Tells men they have privilege and so their problems don’t count.
WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:
Has consistently told men that rape is wrong. Here is a list of some rape prevention messages over the years.
Has never told women not to rape men or boys yet it happens ALL THE TIME.
Does not tell women not to lie about rape even though it happens more than you think.
CONCLUSION: Some people do fucked up things because some people have no moral guidance and do not care if you tell them they are wrong. Blaming men for rape is not helping, it is only perpetuating the idea that only men rape, men can somehow stop rape, and women never lie about rape — all of which are false. Telling people not to do things does not work. Even the death penalty is not a deterrent from murder because people still kill each other in Texas and they have the highest rate of death row executions.
Believe it or not, the world is a scary place that will never be completely safe as long as people are free to make their own choices even at the risk of harming themselves. It is imperative that people learn how to protect themselves from becoming victims. I believe that women being told to be safe and protect themselves from violence or rape is purely a consideration for their well being that is not offensive. The fact that men are never told to be safe while they are three times more likely to be victims of homicide reinforces that society’s concerns are most definitely in favor of protecting women while men are simply disposable and not worthy of consideration at all for their safety and well being. Some may argue that because statistically men are the main perpetrators of violence against other men that it is only the fault of men but this only highlights the disposable attitude towards men because we don’t question nor do we as a society care how they got that way. This is shown to be absolutely true due to the lack of male services or support groups. In a recent study, it was found that men are not inherently violent and that more men equals less violence and more peace. This is a blow to the typical stereotype that men are violent in nature.
In ending this I want to bring attention to the fact that a female prison in Oklahoma had the highest rate of rape between inmates in the United States at 15.3%. Women are just as capable of rape as men are and the issue is not about gender but about fucked up people with no moral compass who, quite frankly, do not give a shit about your picket signs, your posters, or your blog posts telling them not to rape. Essentially, you are talking to a brick wall and throwing an entire gender under the bus while you do it.

Reblog forever.
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imminentdeathsyndrome:

WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:

  • Tells people not to smoke cigarettes due to health risks. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to drink and drive. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to have unprotected sex due to health risks. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to drive without their seat belts on. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to text and drive. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to do dangerous drugs. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to keep their cars unlocked due to possible theft.
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to keep their homes unlocked due to possible theft. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells women not to consume drugs or alcohol during pregnancy. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to abuse animals. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to abuse other people. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to eat meat too rare due to health risks. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to keep their guns where children can access them. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to steal. 
    They do it anyway.
  • Tells people not to murder. 
    They do it anyway.

How’s all that telling people not to do shit working out? I’m pretty sure those without a moral compass don’t give a fuck what you think they should or shouldn’t do.

WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:

  • Tells men they can’t be the victims of sexual assault
  • Tells boys that when a woman rapes them its okay because they wanted it.
  • Tells men they deserve to be hit by women because they probably did something wrong.
  • Tells men that sacrificing his goals and aspirations for a woman is what “real men” do.
  • Tells men they aren’t allowed to have preferences on body because that’s sexist or body shaming.
  • Tells men that its their duty to protect women from danger even at the risk of their own lives because its what “real men” do.
  • Tells men they have privilege and so their problems don’t count.

WE ALSO LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT:

CONCLUSION: Some people do fucked up things because some people have no moral guidance and do not care if you tell them they are wrong. Blaming men for rape is not helping, it is only perpetuating the idea that only men rape, men can somehow stop rape, and women never lie about rape — all of which are false. Telling people not to do things does not work. Even the death penalty is not a deterrent from murder because people still kill each other in Texas and they have the highest rate of death row executions.

Believe it or not, the world is a scary place that will never be completely safe as long as people are free to make their own choices even at the risk of harming themselves. It is imperative that people learn how to protect themselves from becoming victims. I believe that women being told to be safe and protect themselves from violence or rape is purely a consideration for their well being that is not offensive. The fact that men are never told to be safe while they are three times more likely to be victims of homicide reinforces that society’s concerns are most definitely in favor of protecting women while men are simply disposable and not worthy of consideration at all for their safety and well being. Some may argue that because statistically men are the main perpetrators of violence against other men that it is only the fault of men but this only highlights the disposable attitude towards men because we don’t question nor do we as a society care how they got that way. This is shown to be absolutely true due to the lack of male services or support groups. In a recent study, it was found that men are not inherently violent and that more men equals less violence and more peace. This is a blow to the typical stereotype that men are violent in nature.

In ending this I want to bring attention to the fact that a female prison in Oklahoma had the highest rate of rape between inmates in the United States at 15.3%. Women are just as capable of rape as men are and the issue is not about gender but about fucked up people with no moral compass who, quite frankly, do not give a shit about your picket signs, your posters, or your blog posts telling them not to rape. Essentially, you are talking to a brick wall and throwing an entire gender under the bus while you do it.

Reblog forever.

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Reblogging for grammar.

If I could marry a post, it would be this one. 

Bless who ever created this. I try not to be a grammar nazi but nothing kills a fic faster for me than bad grammar.

This will be of utmost importance for anyone who writes (a fic or a novel) as well as in your day-to-day work and/or school life.  Never write the way you text/tweet - it does not impress your readers or your teachers, and Heaven only knows it will not impress your boss.

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