Where The Heart Lies (WTHL)

Where The Heart Lies (WTHL) turned 2 today!
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to say it’s been a pretty great time with you all. I started this writing blog to help share and express my love for writing—and I’ve been able to do that with some pretty awesome people who both understand how I feel about writing and who feel the same way that I do. 
Thanks for making this an amazing two years, guys. Here’s to many more.

Where The Heart Lies (WTHL) turned 2 today!

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to say it’s been a pretty great time with you all. I started this writing blog to help share and express my love for writing—and I’ve been able to do that with some pretty awesome people who both understand how I feel about writing and who feel the same way that I do. 

Thanks for making this an amazing two years, guys. Here’s to many more.

(Quelle: assets)

Hey, y’all. 

So. I’m very very close to a new milestone follower number. And while I pride myself on not being too concerned with numbers or anything of the sort, it’s still pretty exciting to me that there’s so many of you. (And not at all terrifying, haha. Just kidding…) And I just want to thank each and every one of you, because it’s pretty amazing to have all of you with me.

I’m going to put together a queue and put the finishing touches on some posts. This week’s my Spring Break, so I’ll have some more time to create and craft some more original posts—so if there’s something specific that you want to see, let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

Thanks again, you wonderful beautiful people.

Happy Writing!



yo i had these tags on the gifset of the scallison/scira parallel going around with both of them “mom’ing” him but they really struck me as kind of important so i made them their own post. because this is really fucking important.

scott mccall is a very important protagonist for a lot of reasons (male poc protagonist in the horror/action genre who doesn’t just act as a prop for a “true protagonist,” etc) but this is one of them. scott is such an incredibly pro-feminism character. he respects his mother and her choices and her decisions.

he respects the choices of all the female characters around him (not just allison and kira, but also lydia and erica).

scott is not only okay with, but embraces being called the hot girl. because to him, that’s cool. he doesn’t mind being compared to a girl.

and scott is one of the few male leads on television who doesn’t feel the need to feel emasculated by gestures like being “mom’d” or being called the hot girl or having to defer to women because scott mccall appreciates women as people and respects them for it.

and if that’s not an important and refreshing breath of air from the majority of mainstream media, i don’t know what is.


there was a post I liked earlier but I didn’t reblog it because I’m a dingdong

about “Captain America That Fox News Doesn’t Know What To Do With” who actively speaks out for welfare, marriage equality, raising the minimum wage, trans rights etc. etc

and one part pointed out that he uses his privilege and platform to bring attention to issues and then get outta the way to let others speak on said issues

which makes me think of Steve going onto talk/news shows like

"Ah, Captain, welcome to the show. So you’re here to talk to us about the homelessness trend among LGBT youth, yes?"

"Thank you for having me. And yes: It’s an incredibly important issue. These are young people who need to be kept safe and protected, and there needs to be more visibility on the matter."

"Of co-"

"Which is why I’ve brought a representative from the National Center of Transgender Equality on the show with me so she can speak on the subject."

"…Uh, Captain, I think our viewers were expecting-"

"A much more qualified spokesperson than me, I’m sure! But they don’t have to worry. That’s why I’ve invited her today."

and then he just sits

while the person talks

smiling politely and listening intently

and thanks them at the end of his time slot

And they try and protest but there were Papers and Contracts signed that said that Steve could technically do whatever he wanted on the show, which includes letting someone else speak for him, and the Avengers and their publicity team have got Hella Lawyers on their side (Jen Walters, offscreen, winks and gives Steve a thumbs up) and they literally cannot do anything about it

and he keeps doing it

and it’s awesome and raises web traffic and visibility for causes a heck of a bunch and it’s great

go steve






Vocally political and liberal Steve Rogers

Fox News has no idea how to handle it because he’s Captain America and he’s literally from the 40’s like how do that handle that

He refuses to go on half of the news shows because they lie

Mostly ends up on the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and the Young Turks

Starts charities that focus on kids and the poor

Donations to veterans charities go through the roof

Treatment for PTSD in veterans suddenly gets addressed after he admits to being diagnosised with it

Steve Rogers starting a twitter specifically for linking people to horrible news stories and calling news stations out on their lies and scare tactics 

Using his twitter to complain about the state of public news and how it should be a space of change and value and honesty for the American public, and how he’s so ashamed of it all

He accidentally becomes like public face for the new generation of politically savvy people

They make of shirts like WWCD “what would Cap do?”

Tony is thrilled and proud and hires of team of lawyers exclusively to handle the news stations screaming about Steve

Fox news gets slapped with so many libel fines and law suits

Steve bringing attention to LGBT rights and the shit trans people have to go though, and then getting the fuck out of the way to let them talk about it. Like “look at the shit they go through…listen to them to find out how we can fix this.”

Steve using his “white cis male that goes by Captain America” status to draw attention to people that need help and situations that need changing but letting those people be the ones that voices get heard when people are actually paying attention.

Steve cockblocking Fox News pundits just by being Steve.

"How do you feel about the influx of illegals…I mean immigrants?"

"My parents were Irish immigrants. People aren’t illegal."

"But Welfare…"

"I lived through the Great Depression and know exactly how it feels to not have enough food. Welfare is fantastic."

"But Black people…"

"Son, just don’t."

*Grabby hands* 



The Very Hungry Rust Monster is a mini-comic I made a few years back. I’ve seen it floating around Tumblr without attribution recently, so I’ve uploaded a higher-resolution version, properly credited.

Hey, all! Well. New year, new theme, new followers…

I want to start out by saying thank you to each and every one of my followers—there’s a considerable number of you now! (Hi!) I’m working pretty hard to make sure you get the best writing advice/writing related things I can find/create.

Also, you might have noticed that WTHL has a new theme now. Spent a while looking for it (I liked the old theme, but photo- and gif-sets were a little weird on it, so I went looking for a new one), but I ended up finding one I really liked, so here we are.

I’m working on bringing new content in, both original and reblogged, so look forward to that. I also have a surprise in the works. I’ve been working on it for a while. It’s pretty special and I’m looking forward to posting it! (Hope you all like it!)

Feel free to come and say hi in the askbox (or, y’know, come and talk to me about your favorite books or the book you’re reading right now, but also I’m professionally trained and fluent in feels, so if that’s what you want to talk about, I’m good) or rec books or anything like that.

Hope you’re doing well (plus I’m setting up a queue right now, so look forward to that).

As always, Happy Writing,

legolets said: Do you have any information on creating a fictional language? I'm doing world building right now and I'm really looking into creating a language.


Most fictional languages are based on other languages, usually Latin or something writers can build upon. I haven’t done a post on this, but I can direct you to some interesting/helpful resources.

'Game of Thrones' linguist: How to create a language from scratch

Tolkien’s Middle Earth and the Birth of Language

How to Create Your Own Language

Fantasy Language Creation