Disclaimer: This article is NOT meant to criticize or insult any particular genre of art, music, etc. or any particular artist; I'm here to relay information about a pattern of opinions that I don't believe are helpful to building community in the creative world. Today, I want to open up about the more resentful thoughts [...]

I linger at the hawthorn tree and beg you not to follow; I know who may be waiting under the enchanted canopy. I long for their rescue from this dark, wicked world and for the whispers in the earth to beckon me home, where I will finally belong.    

Lina then saw Mr. von Essen sitting by the mill pond as he read from a small book. When she smiled, raising a hand in greeting, he tipped his hat and stood up from the grass. “Miss Evangeline,” he greeted her. “Our new schoolmaster, Mr. von Essen,” she gave a small curtsy in reply as [...]