S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris is the author of The Dark World, her debut novel by Permuted Press, coming early 2015.
She's not scared of talking. :)
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Sad Wings of Destiny


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The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction - until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered - they connect with an audience - or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books - and thus what they count as literature - really tells you more about them than it does about the book.

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BAM

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Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection.
Henri Nouwen

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lovelyandbrown:

daniellemertina:

lovelyandbrown:

Teach me your ways.
Because being this little black girl with anxiety and a perfectionist complex
Just ain’t gonna cut it.

I can’t say I’m “relentlessly optimistic” because I do deal with perfectionism and anxiety surrounding academia.

But for me I stay optimistic most of…

!!

thegothicalice:

Killer smile that you can’t deny
Pure evil with out a doubt
A Creepshow horror gonna take you for a ride
And you know there’s only one way out
Well you think I’m just a pretty face, 
Boy you think it’s gonna be alright

Hand painted and studded leather vest with the beloved Bride of Frankenstein. Showing some psychobilly love. And with a bonus “Invisible Monsters” patch!

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Sucker Punch (2011)

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iamalinac:

Damn that’s deep

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You have within you more love than you could ever understand.
Rumi  (via thatkindofwoman)

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