I have another question, although less introspective this time: Does anyone have recommendations for stories that you find handle representation/discussion of mental health well? Bonus points if it's specifically depression or anxiety related. (...)
*raises hand and skips* oh oh OH A SILENT VOICE!! manga with an animated film adaptation. Heavy themes, depth, beautiful, excellent.
I also recommend the channel Cinema Therapy for more insight on mental health representation in media, it's a channel with a licensed therapist and filmmaker duo reacting to films. I haven't yet watched their video on How to Train Your Dragon >u>, really enjoying the channel so far.
Can you imagine? Not only illustrating a graphic novel once, but doing it all again a second time? That sounds like so much work! But also, her style's changed, so maybe that checks out? But usually you only get one chance at publishing a book, and then it's out there.
This is just so interesting to me, and a lot to take in. So I thought I'd share about it here, for further discussion.
Post by June Scarlet on Feb 11, 2023 21:52:05 GMT -5
I went to a children's writers critique group on Thursday. We had sent around our pieces to review by email beforehand, and met in person. Submissions to the email thread seemed low, so I asked if I could send in a few comic scripts, since that's what I have ready to go. They went for it. But when I got there, and it was my turn, they looked at me, and were like, "We don't know how to critique this." It was so funny. I mean, they were supportive, and they liked the sample art, and the two scripts I shared they enjoyed, but the third script, the one giving me trouble, they had no idea how to help.
I told them I knew I was throwing them a curveball here. And as my mom pointed out, with comics, you either get it, or you don't. There's not much to go off of for critiquing. I mean, I guess I at least confirmed that the third script just isn't working, and needs to go to the bottom of the ideas pile for Crime Show.
It was a fun meeting, I just thought that was a funny bit of it. They did say I could teach them about critiquing more visual things like comics and graphic novels. So that'll be fun.
When referring to one nonbinary person, would it be themself or themselves?
I think I know the answer to this, but I was second-guessed by someone else, and now I want to double check.
While I haven't heard of "themself" being accepted, I use "themself" anyway because it makes the most sense for referring to one person and I want to normalize it.
Looking it up, it seems "themself" is starting to catch on and be defined in dictionaries. (I'm sure it's not because of me; it makes the most grammatical sense. "Themself" for one, "themselves" for more.)
Pumpkin Ghostie (by Killix) Nocturne the elvish dragon (by Huntress) Lazuryl (Laz) the Gargoyle (by Killix)