i am everything i’ve learned and more, still it calls me… and the call isn’t out there at all - it’s inside me! it’s like the tide, always falling and rising! i will carry you here in my heart, you’ll remind me; that come what may, i know the way! i am moana!
i really like jarco because usually in a lot of other shows or media, the main guy crushes on some popular, bitchy, or unattainable girl for a long period of time, but they either never end up being a couple or the girl turns out to be mean, etc.
but here, jackie is totally cool and awesome, and they simply just ended up being a nice cute couple, and they’re pretty happy!! simple and sweet. it feels pretty refreshing to me
So, I really liked the concept of this and how beautifully written it is c: The storyline is rather quite unique (although I haven’t read a whole lot of soulmate!AUs, it does still come off as unique!)
So, I’m still not over how well this goes, with Jungkook as the Joker, and Jimin as Harley Quinn?? I’ve kinda been bugging Shanel over how much I liked it, but I needed her to know that I really liked it! cx
Reader x Jimin x Hoseok - Office!AU x Hosts!AU (Completed - 4 parts with a sequel which I also recommend)
Ah, this one had me binge reading for ages cx It also had me conflicted between Jimin and Hoseok, I couldn’t choose who I wanted (Y/N) to be with cx But it was honestly written really well, I enjoyed it ^.^ (warning: This one does have slight smut in it cx)
So, there’s actually one only part of this out so far, but that first part had me intrigued and genuinely wanting to read more ^_^ I really like the concept, and it’s written really well, even the action ^_^
Jimin x Reader (I am literal trash for this boy as you can see cx) - Mafia!AU (I’m not sure of the status of this one)
Looks like I found myself a new fanfic to binge read cx I really like how it’s written, I’ve only started reading this, but I’m already really liking it so I thought I should add it to this Fic Rec list ^_^
I will definitely be adding to this in the near future, but for now, please do check these out and support the writers! I know as a writer myself how gratifying it feels when someone leaves feedback on a story, so please do go read these, I assure you they’re good! ^_^
Those four words held so much power. You felt a definite tremor inside your chest as you watched Baekhyun’s face closely. He had looked up into your eyes when he said it and his hand gripped his phone. It jumped around as he waited for something to load, staring down at the small screen with his eyes darting around and his bottom lip held tightly between his teeth.
Warnings: smut (oral sex (female receiving), explicit language), swearing, angst, wrap it before you tap it!
- a really cute Russian pet name like ‘kitty’
“I don’t want you to worship the ground where I’m walking on.” you screamed angry at the back of a leaving Bucky. After another argument with him, you lost your well-trained patience. It was always the same topic. You loved Bucky, from the bottom of your heart, and you tried your best to work with his insecurities but today was too much. As he heard your voice and the words you spat against him, he stopped in his tracks to walk away from you, away from your relationship and out of your shared apartment.
And on a puzzleshipping note, if you think I’m ever gonna be over Yugi’s speech about missing Atem and letting him know what he meant to him, you, my friend, are sadly mistaken. You can play that speech at my funeral.
And also the fact that although the whole movie was about getting Atem back and Kaiba doing anything and everything to achieve that, not once during all did Atem make any sort of appearance (minus the scene with Joey) but the moment Yugi is about to fall, he descends from the sky looking like a goddamn guardian angel about to fuck you up for messing with his boy (for real, I’m not over how pissed he looked and his eyes looked like they did during the duel with Weevel in s04 when he thought Yugi’s soul was destroyed like damn).
This theory was dominant in the US and UK between the 30s and 70s.
A formalist, decontextualised approach to literature where the text is examined independently of other influences.
Explores the essential elements of language, imagery, symbolism, figures of speech, ambiguity, irony, paradox.
Pretty huge span of approaches - for example, within Shakespearean new criticism you had A.C. Bradley’s character-based critique, Harley Granville-Barker’s study of stagecraft, G. Wilson Knight’s exploration of image and theme, and L.C. Knights’ suggestion that Bradley is a douche and Shakespeare was a poet, not a dramatist. (Yeah, fuck you, Knights.)
HISTORICIST CRITICISM, or: “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT, DUH”
Funnily enough, this approach believes that historical
context influences interpretation.
Stuff like: religion, political idealism of the time, cultural shifts, social attitudes, war, colonialism (although that’s a whole other bag of cats, see below),
pop culture references and in-jokes,
and anything that might have influenced the text during the era in which it was written.
Within historicist criticism there should be a distinction between text and context; history is the background that the text
Buuuut often this approach reveals more about the critic’s political/social/personal values than the period they are studying. Natch.
LIBERAL HUMANISM, or: “STORIES ARE JUST A REFLECTION OF THE AUTHOR, DUDE”
Popular at the beginning of the 1900s - literature and art are timeless, revealing a universal truth about humanity.
Like, writers are totally free agents whose intentions shape the meaning of their writing, man.
Like, human consciousness shapes language, culture and society, NOT the other way around.
MARXISM, or “WE’RE ALL SLAVES TO THE ECONOMY”
A criticial theory systemised in the 20s, based on the materialist philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-83) and
Friedrich Engels (1820-95) whereby the material circumstances
of life are determining factors in the individual’s experience.
So, like, the economic organisation of society shapes culture,
politics, philosophy, religion, education, law and art.
So, like, fuck liberal humanism; people are shaped by their environment, NOT the other way around. Authors and their works are basically products of society.
These guys believe that art reflects changing economic conditions and class values. There’s a little cross-over with historicist criticism in the approach that literature should be interpreted within the context of the period and its political inflections - often with a focus on the lower classes.
Get yourself familiar with the Marxist concept of ‘ideology’ - a function which ‘naturalises’ the inequalities of power through a complex structure of social perceptions which renders class division invisible.
Yeah. It’s heavy, dude.
STRUCTURALISM, or: “LANGUAGE IS EVERYTHIIIING!”
Based on the linguistic theory of Ferdinand de
The belief that language
shapes humanity, culture, communication, and the way we perceive the world. Yay, go language.
Structuralism was a radical theory during the second half of the 20th
Century whose central argument opposed liberal humanist ideas (Recap: lib-humans reckoned that human consciousness creates language and culture - structuralists reckoned the complete opposite. At this point everyone is basically being completely contrary for the sake of it.)
POST STRUCTURALISM, or “WE’RE SORT OF ON THE FENCE ABOUT LANGUAGE SO JUST GO WITH IT”
A critical theory prominent in France in the 1960s, primarily associated with philosopher Jacques Derrida and critic Roland Barthes - a reaction against structuralism as well as a
development of it. <sigh>
Ok, so this language thing? How about we agree that reality is constituted through language BUT language itself is unstable and beyond our control. Like, language is an unreliable narrator, yeah? Yeahhh.
Essentially, it’s language that speaks, not the author. So let’s call it THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR because we are needlessly dramatic.
So, like, literary texts don’t present a single or
unified view and the author cannot claim authority on interpretation. (The curtains are blue…)
You can trace a whole thread of critical development here from formalist criticism to structuralism to post-structuralism and later to deconstruction - all of which are concerned with the ambiguity and contradictions within text and language. To make it even more confusing, new historicism (see below) can also be seen as post-structuralist since it places stress on a text’s connection to culture rather than relying on the autonomy of the text itself.
Time for a stiff drink.
NEW HISTORICISM, or “IT’S THE CIIIIRCLE OF LIIIIIIFE - ART AND HISTORY ARE STUCK IN AN INFINITY LOOP”
A term coined by Stephen Greenblatt (Shakespeare-critic-extraordinaire) in the 80s - a reaction against old historicism (where text is a reflection of historical background) and a move away from Marxist and post-structural theories.
New historicism asserts that the text is an active participant in historical development.
So, like, art and literature help to create the cultural values of the period in which they are produced. BUT, we are also formed and tied to cultural ideologies, so it ain’t all about the text.
Involves close reading of the text, taking into account political ideology, social practice, religion, class division and conflict within society.
A pessimistic take on Foucault: the belief that we are ‘remarkably unfree’ of the influence of society and socio-political power operates through the language of major institutions to determine what’s normal and demonise ‘otherness’.
Seriously. Fuck society.
CULTURAL MATERIALISM, or “WE NEED A BRITISH VERSION OF NEW HISTORICISM”
We can’t let the Americans monopolise this kind of criticism.
So consider this: how much freedom of thought do we actually have? Does culture shape our identities or can we think independently of dominant ideologies? Huh? Huh? Are we saying anything new yet?
Basically, a historicist approach to political criticism with a revised conception of the connection between literature and culture.
Culture is a complex, unstable and dynamic creature which offers an opportunity for the radical subversion of power and society.
Unlike historicism or Marxism, cultural materialists believe the author is able to achieve a degree of independence from prevailing structures of power and discourse.
Often demonstrates optimism for political change - once again, critical theory reflects the critic’s personal opinions and hopes for change in present day society. Literary criticism can change the world, man.
Some crossover into feminist/queer/post-colonial theory, because FUCK ALL THOSE OLD WHITE GUYS.
FEMINIST THEORY, or: “LET’S RECONSIDER 100 YEARS OF CRITICISM FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT ISN’T CIS/MALE”
Following the women’s movement of the 1960s, feminist theory was established in the 70s and 80s and founded on texts Le Deuxieme Sex by Simone de Beauvoir and Sexual Politics by Kate Millett.
Explicitly political – similarities to new historicism and
cultural materialism - challenging the subordinate position of women in society and deconstructing/contesting the concept of essentialism, whereby men and women have intrinsically separate qualities and natures.
Often seen as an attack on the Western literary canon and the exclusion of female writers throughout history. Focuses on female characters and authors, exploring the influence and restrictions of patriarchy, and constructions of gender, femininity and sexuality (both in text and culture).
Feminists influenced by post-structuralism tend to disregard the positive discrimination of women writers, claiming “it is language that
speaks, not the author.”
Feminism and psychoanalytical theories (esp
Freud and Lacan) contributed to the erosion of liberal humanist ideas, redefining human nature and the concept of child development, and exploring the psychology of patriarchy and male-dominated culture.
GAY/LESBIAN CRITICISM AND QUEER THEORY, or: “LET’S RECONSIDER 100 YEARS OF CRITICISM FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT ISN’T CIS/MALE/STRAIGHT”
During the 80s, queer theory was influenced by post-structuralist ideas of identity as being fluid and unstable, and investigates the role of sexual orientation within literary criticism from a social and political viewpoint.
An opposition to homophobia and the privilege of heterosexual culture and an exploration of themes that have been suppressed by conservative critical theory.
A look at LGBQTA, non-binary characters and authors and their influence within a historical, political, religious and social context.
The end of ‘gal-pals’ and ‘no-homo’, fuckboys.
POST COLONIAL THEORY, or: “LET’S RECONSIDER 100 YEARS OF CRITICAL THEORY FROM A PERSPECTIVE THAT ISN’T WHITE”
A critique on the English canon and colonial rule with a focus on canonical texts written during periods of colonisation.
An exploration of cultural displacement/appropriation and the language and cultural values thrust upon/developed by colonised people.
Post-colonial theory gives voices to colonial ‘subjects’ and looks at the impact on individual and collective identity, as well as the complexity of colonial relationships and interaction.
Gonna have a lot to do with politics, history, social ideology, religion and international/race relations, obvs. Stay woke.
Can we please stop saying Luke’s character was assassinated because he was written in a way that didn’t allow him to cater to Han and Leia 24/7?
And no, I don’t mean him vanishing to Ahch-To, although that’s a whole other Luke-bashing topic I’m regularly angry about. What I’m talking about is people giving Luke shit for going off for long periods of time to find Jedi lore.
The fact of the matter is that, after RotJ, Luke has his own stuff he needs to do, and unfortunately his goals are not 100% aligned with Leia’s in a way that would put him in the same place as her and Han all the time. Look at it this way: Luke has to rebuild an entire Order…all by himself. He’s starting from the ground up, and aside from the occasional Force ghost, he has no one there to help him or give him guidance. There’s thousands of years worth of information Luke needs to get his hands on. There’s a whole entire galaxy worth of history to delve into that Luke likely finds useful. It doesn’t surprise me that he would want to find as much as he can, educate and train himself to his fullest potential, so that when the time comes to pass on what he knows, he is as qualified as he can possibly be with the knowledge and experience he’s acquired.
The problem is that Luke is only one man, and there’s only so much time allowed to him before he passes on; it’s absolutely not ideal if he dies before establishing the new Jedi. And sadly, these new Jedi are supposed to be a fitting replacement for the Order that stood for thousands of years, with generations and generations of Jedi flying all over the galaxy. That’s a lot to place on the shoulders of one guy, don’t you think? So, Luke travels. He learns. He finds bits of history to help his cause. He’s gone for long periods of time because he’s hard at work educating, and training, and accomplishing his goals, and surprise surprise, his own goals are just as important to the fate of the galaxy as Leia’s are. They’re just different goals.
I don’t think people realize just how pressuring and life-consuming Luke’s job was. Yeah, he wasn’t at Leia’s side 24/7, but he had very good reason not to be. That doesn’t make him a terrible brother or a horrible person, that’s just life, and life required Luke and Leia to aim at accomplishing different things for the galaxy.
Harry spat out his tea, spilling it both on himself and Sophia who was sitting across from him.
“I beg your pardon?” he asked and offered her the napkin he had used to clean himself off.
Not nearly as disgusted as she should have been by being covered in tea and Harry’s spit, she took it from him and explained further. “Next week I have an appointment for in vitro fertilisation and I would like you to come with me.”
She dabbed at her face and shirt with Harry’s used napkin and sat there, looking at him as if she’d just asked him to go for a run, as if this was not a big deal. Knowing her, it didn’t surprise him as much as it should have, probably. His friend had a tendency to do crazy things every now and then but she seemed oddly calm and there was a soft smile playing on her face. He got a feeling that she’d thought about this for a while and although this was on a whole other level of crazy, he started nodding his head.
He looked at her, waiting for his response and emanating a calmness that he only ever saw when she was tattooing. He bit his lip and for a split second, he thought she must have gone mental and maybe he should have asked more questions but instead, he found himself saying,
“Yeah sure. If you want me there I’ll go with you.”
Your best friend Chris Evans is going to marry the love of his life this weekend and you’ve never been more excited for something – besides maybe seeing your other best friend Sebastian Stan again after you haven’t see him for months. However, your reunion doesn’t happen as you thought it would be.
Finished the game a few days ago. Although the whole concept of apocalyptic robot futures isn’t entirely new, Guerrilla Games’ take on it was very unique. I loved the entire experience & I’m genuinely sad that it’s over now. :(
You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?
It’s all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they’re really good at. It’s all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It’s all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad ploughmen instead. It’s all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it’s even possible to find out.
It’s all the people who never get to know what it is they can really be. It’s all the wasted chances
Okay, 1) I tried doing this as vague as possible because I really couldn’t deal with writing smutty-smutness right now 2) This is literally the best pile of shit I’ve writing and I’m so sorry about the ending, 3) About half way through this I had this mini crises and, idk why, I started thinking about how strange of a concept writing stuff like this is. I’ll probably come back to this at a later point and re-write it, but for for now we have this. I hope you like it XD
Imagining this was your first time and you were like 18-19
years old and you guys have been together for a while and have talked things through.
And one day you’d come home and find he’s lit candles everywhere
and like decorated the room nicely in an attempt to be romantic.
Although the whole time you both would be worried about
burning down the apartment.
Firstly, I’m gonna be like everyone else and say he would be
a complete sweetheart, because he would be.
Like, he’d constantly be asking if you were okay and would be
hesitant to do anything as he was afraid
it would freak you out or hurt you.
But once you both got over the initial anxiety, things are
Shawn would mainly be focusing on you to the point where he
would forget about himself.
So, you’d have to stop him and sit him down or lay him down
and focus on him for a while.
If there were any ‘awkward’ moments, like you accidently ripped
the condom while putting it on or something, he’d just pepper kisses all over
your face and neck until you were smiling again.
And when it came down to the main event, he’d look cool and
somewhat put together, but inside he’d be a mess because he’s been waiting months to do this and now that it was
Afterwards would be just as sweet.
You guys would clean up and he’d be back to constantly asking
if you’re okay.
“Are you sure
“For the thousandth time, I’m okay!”
Then you’d lay in bed laughing as you watched him go around
the room and blow out each individual candle before being able to fall asleep.
After like a few months, he’d probably ask to try something
But he’d ask you in the most awkward way like
“So, there’s this thing I want to try, only if you want to though.
I’m not trying to pressure you or anything.”
And at first you’d be freaking out thinking he wanted to do something
crazy like he wanted to do some Fifty Shades of Grey shit, or he wanted to have
a threesome or something.
But then he’d finally spit it out and it would be something
he wanted you to bite him or scratch his back or he wanted to use a toy on you
or try a different position.
And you’d just stare at him confused for a moment, because he
just made this whole thing way more dramatic than it needed to be.
“Sure, but can I finish my homework first?”
And he’d be so surprised because they actually said yes?
Then for the whole afternoon he’d be overanalysing everything
because nothing happened and oh God they
hate me now.
But suddenly it’s like three hours later and you guys are in
the bedroom making out and he’d finally calm down and it ended up being pretty