Few topics in grammar and usage inspires as much dread and confusion as lay vs. lie. This post will allay your fears.
Need even more examples? Here you go:
- When I get home, I’m going to lie in the hammock and relax.
- In which room should I lay the new rug?
- Yesterday, my dog lay on my lap and took a long nap.
- Jim has lain on the sofa since noon.
- Every night, Finn lies on his bed and sleeps inside his sleeping bag.
Get to know the blogger with personality tests results, or for your
own reference. (take the tests and reblog with your results bolded)
Materialist | Offbeat | Thinking | Intimate | Vital Spartan | Conventional | Emotional | Withholding | Depressive
social | reserved | limbic | calm | organized | unstructured | accommodating | egocentric | non-curious | inquisitive
realistic | investigative | artistic | social | entrepreneurial | conventional
Narcissism | Unconventionality | Empiricism | Vitality | Othercentricism | Independence | Integrity | Intellect | Stoicism | Orderliness | Hedonism | Dynamism | Activity | Romanticism
type 1 | type 2 | type 3 | type 4 | type 5 | type 6 | type 7 | type 8 | type 9
enfp | enfj | entp | entj | estj | esfj | estp | esfp | infp | infj | intp | intj | istj | isfj | istp | isfp
lawful good | neutral good | chaotic good | true neutral | lawful neutral | chaotic neutral | lawful evil | neutral evil | chaotic evil
melancholic | phlegmatic | choleric | sanguine
ROSENBERG SELF-ESTEEM SCALE
1 - 3 | 4 - 6 | 7 - 9 | 10 - 12 | 13-15 | 16 -18 | 19 -21 | 22 - 24 | 25 - 27 | 28 - 30
|re: chromophobia... of course these chromophobes idolized a Greek/Roman past full of cool white marble.... which we've since discovered was actually a gaudily painted riot of color!|
OMG!!! I FORGET PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS!
Yes, all those aloof, “pure” white statues from Ancient Greece?
They actually looked like this:
Vinzenz Brinkmann, much to the apparent chagrin of Westerners everywhere, used ultraviolet light to reveal the original paint schemes of these statues that the millennia had washed away.
And to underscore the Chromophobia?
"If I get to see myself on screen, then I know that I exist."
— Gabby Sidibe, star of Precious
Representation is an imperative thing and it needs to be recognized as one. It’s because Laverne Cox and Lupita Nyong’o don’t make the Time 100 list even if they had over 90%, as opposed to the others that made the list with less yes votes than no votes. It’s because Scott McCall isn’t considered the main character of the show and his ethnicity isn’t recognized in any way. (It’s also because Tyler Posey signs everything with his character name because he feels like people forget.) It’s because people are angry that Lupita Nyong’o is on the most beautiful list because everything about her completely subverts white beauty standards. It’s because of all of those things, and so much more.
Write people of color. Write people that aren’t straight. Write people that are trans. Write people that are bodily diverse. Write people that have disabilities. Write them all.
Write them shamelessly and with pride and develop them beyond the afterthought of hey, Dumbledore was gay. Writing characters that are cisgender, heterosexual, abled, fit, white, etc., isn’t the problem. Don’t feel bad for doing it. If you like writing characters like that and it makes you happy, go ahead! The problem is that writing characters like those have become the norm and the default unless otherwise explicitly stated. And even then, the character is usually grossly typecasted and stereotyped. Change that. Research a lot and make sure that you get a personal perspective somehow, but here’s something to get your started.
Gender and sexuality.
- LIST OF SEXUALITIES
- LIST OF LGBT* TERMS
- TRANS* (CHARACTER GUIDE & BIO BUILDING)
- TRANS* RESOURCES
- WRITING TRANS*
- WRITING LESBIANS
- WRITING QUEERS
- WRITING GENDER
- WRITING WOMEN
- MY PERSON OF COLOR FC TAG
- TUMBLR’S PERSON OF COLOR FC TAG
- WRITING RACE
- FACECLAIM DIRECTORY (GENERAL)
- FACECLAIM DIVERSITY MASTERPOST
- CHARACTERS WITH DISABILITIES
- HOW TO WRITE A DISABLED CHARACTER
- HOW TO NOT WRITE A DISABLED CHARACTER
I hope these links will give you a start. If any of the links are broken or contain incorrect information that I missed, please message me with an explanation. Thank you so much!