So, I’ve been thinking. As a fan site, we obviously started out with a focus on the secret series. But other series were always there from the beginning, and mostly shared among all members. And almost all of them had a common genre- middle grade/YA relating to secret organizations. (Typing this I can think of a few other fandoms we shared, like Doctor Who and Nerdfighteria, but I’m referring to The Mysterious Benedict Society, ASOUE, HP, etc) So, a few questions for y’all as a post prompt: What do you think makes stories about secret organizations so great? Has growing up turned out to be more or less like the books we loved than you expected? And also, just, generally, does anybody have any recs for books of that genre meant for adults? Because I’d love you forever.
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sarah look whos here w me
How do y’all feel about the A Series of Unfortunate Events netflix series? I love it so much
im gonna write an actual life update post bc i mcfreakin hate my life
im still really alone. ex-best friend has decided to take all of my other friends from me and for some reason they’re going with her even though they’ve literally told me they know she’s in the wrong and i’m in the right, just because she is so manipulative and makes everyone so worried about her (i say this from experience of having been the #1 person manipulated by her) that they can’t leave her alone bc they’d feel really guilty for…. letting her leave when she wants to. so instead she leaves and everyone leaves with her and i’m alone and she’s smug and tells me she’s being reasonable and not hurting anybody bc she’s forming a “new group of friends” instead of kicking me out of my own group of friends that i… brought her to
other, new best friend i guess, that i made out with once and i have a thing going now. that’s nice. i love him a lot and he’s making it all a lot easier for me. the only thing is, he got out of a multi-year relationship 2.5 months ago (though his ex-girlfriend had been ignoring him and treating him terribly for about a month before officially breaking up with him and they hadn’t really communicated much for months before that) but anyway all of that leads to the fact that he’s scared of a relationship right now and also again i stg this is really really personal stuff for me to be posting publicly on the internet and i’m only doing it because the only people who will ever see this who know him are me and jenny so please jenny don’t you dare talk to anyone about any of this.
my school grades are terrible so there’s that
i’m moving in less than two weeks
my parents just don’t stop hurting me
it’s all really bad basically
i mcfreaking hate myself
The best advice I can offer. If you aren’t American and still want to help, please make some donations (if you can afford it). The ACLU and the NRDC or Earth Justice are the things that are most likely to affect you outside of the US- the first is an organization of free lawyers working for the rights of individuals and groups whose constitutional rights are being hurt by the US government (including non-US citizens/residence; as a whole, they are the closest thing we have to a private non-profit that will go and stop a Trump dictatorship) and the latter two being environmental advocacy organizations, because a Trump presidency is predicted to have a terrible and irreversible effect on the environment.
I am so so so sorry guys. I am so sorry.
an update on my life:
(some of these things i haven’t discussed with a single soul so jenny please don’t, my life is terrible right now already)
my technical best friend of two years, who has been the very definition of codependency for nearly all that time, and can’t stand anything but compliments, decided that she hates me and nearly all of my other friends after i got angry at her for cancelling plans with us and not telling me (effectively standing me up), and has cut me out of her life completely. this is a person whose every problem i’ve heard and tried to help with, down to the very very minuscule and personal, for two years, who’s broken down crying at the concept of ever living in a different town than me, who i’ve gotten through much worse fights with.
this is honestly destroying me so much, and from such a small and irrelevant catalyst. and the truth is that i’m not capable of dealing with it right now.
i’m managing my homework a little bit better- got 91% on my physics midterm, when the curve for an A in the class has historically been at around 80%. i have a B in ap chem and we had a two week extra credit problem that would’ve brought my grade to an A that’s due tomorrow morning (well, today morning- it’s 1:30am) and i’m not sleeping anyway because of extreme depression unlike anything i’ve felt in years but i can’t bring myself to do it.
i’ve been majorly disassociating during every day moments and Continuing To Do Stuff, usually in accordance with my impulses rather than the conscious decisions i rely on when i am in control. the other day i suddenly found myself kissing someone (detail erased so jenny doesn’t share this; don’t you dare share this with anyone and ask to speculate who okay) who i’ve had back and forth feelings for but who i knew it wasn’t a good idea to act on the feelings for for reasons (again detail erased; don’t you dare jenny) and they got really into it and it was good but?????? super scary that i decided Not to Do That and then suddenly lost control and did it without being aware?
and then, i got braces. what a wonderful teen sitcom. my mouth hurts like hell now, i can’t close my teeth (so i can’t chew, at all, and won’t be able to for the Entire Time i have braces) so now i’m hungry all the time and in physical pain in addition to all the rest of this beautiful feelings cocktail 🙂
me: starts ap chem homework at 10:30
me at 12:40: this is ur fault bud… previous me….. disgusting lump…
im so sick of homework im so sick of it i am so tired homecoming is tonight and i need to finish this before i am so done
my physics class expects me to spend 15 hours a week out of class on homework! 🙂
writing my summer ap english project the night b4 it’s due B)