How would you feel about someone getting a bright sessions tattoo?? Like the logo or the phrase "I need you to keep me green" or anything from the show really ???? Would you be comfortable with that???
Oh boy, what a question! I am very much of the mind that people’s bodies are their own and no one has any business telling them what to do with it. So if you’re a sober adult, you tattoo whatever you want on your body. If you’re comfortable, I’m comfortable.
On a broader, philosophical level, the thought of someone getting words that I wrote permanently put on their body is incredibly weird and surreal and also super flattering? If anyone does get a TBS tattoo, pls send pics because I literally cannot even conceptualize how I would react to that. Like: really? A thing from my brain???? On your body???? Forever???? Wild.
Anyone else have that thing where they’re like, obsessed with love in fiction, reading it in fic, seeing it (done well) in movies. but when it comes to real people’s romantic lives (your coworkers/celebrities/hockey players/etc.) you just can’t find it in you to care one bit?
tbh its kinda depressing that the cs and sq fandom are so divided that I just…. listened to what sqers are saying and respected their feelings and its turns into this Big Thing™
like its just depressing that me doing the bare minimum is a rarity. its sad that the fandom is so divided. a cser respecting a sqer shouldn’t be the exception, it should be the standard and its really tragic that’s not the case.
So, based on that sneak peak, I'm asuming that Henry knows Hook's crew. Maybe... Hook took him to hang out with them? At the rabbit hole? Under the promise that his mothers must never know? Maybe they call him "the Captain's boy" now? And they teach him everything about ships (and other things, you know. Violet will apreciate that. Emma and Regina not so much)... Can someone please write it? Please???
Well… I think if Hook took 13-year-old Henry to hang out at the Rabbit Hole, to be taught sea shanties with naughty lyrics and how to do shots and how to “know his way around women” by a bunch of pirates, it’d be a race whether Regina or Emma flayed him alive first.
Besides, his crew isn’t around. They weren’t on his ship when he got it back and we haven’t seen them in ages. They’re probably holed up in the pub, mumbling about how Hook’s neglecting them to make time with his girlfriend, the traitor. That’s why there was no serenade on the Jolly Roger. Killian asked them to, but they all said, screw you cap’n, you haven’t bothered with us in like two seasons, serenade the lady yourself you faithless bastard.
It’s not even a shounen ai.
It’s a sports anime with a canon gay couple.
Please please please, I don’t want to alienate LGBT representation in anime any further than it already has by placing YOI in the yaoi category just because of Victuuri. Rarely do we see gay representation outside of yaoi (if you even consider that representative…) so I want to keep this intact.
one of the reasons mental illness sucks so fucking much is because people around you can literally tell you again and again that they love you, that they think you’re cool and funny, that they support you in every way, that you’re talented or intelligent, and no matter how many times they say it you’ll always cringe and shake your head and say “no, no i’m not, really” but the SECOND someone says one bad thing about you, even just once. You believe it completely.
Some tips to writing gay sex when you aren’t a gay guy:
When your characters are cis men:
Preparation can be key. If your character didn’t expect to have sex that night, then he probably isn’t prepared. If there is penetration going to be happening, some men prefer to get themselves ready… y’know… clean up. Otherwise bad stuff can sometimes happen and it’s not pleasant for either person.
LUBE. Not spit. LUBE. Spit dries up really easily and it can pull on that sensitive flesh and that’s not a pleasant experience for most people. There are also different types of lube which you can choose from depending on the type of situation!
There are other ways of having sex then putting dick in butt. Many other ways. Explore them! This also applies to every other gender.
Stretching before penetration is important, it can REALLY hurt otherwise. Your character needs to be relaxed, but don’t overstretch them (that can hurt too). That ain’t fun buddy, don’t put your character through that.
Don’t just… have your guy who is on top slam his dick into the other? That’s not fun, put some speed differences in there, have him pay attention to the other’s responses.
When the characters are trans men:
All trans men are different, much like all cis men are different, and all girls are different, and all other-gendered-folk are different as well. Each has their own experience with their lives, these notes are just things that I’ve personally learned along the way, so they may not be applicable to everyone!
After going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), men can grow facial hair and get a deeper voice.
If your character shows signs of having hormones, he may not be able to produce natural lubrication anymore in his parts. Much like cismen, he also needs lube.
Some trans men prefer anal, just cause gender dysphoria can suck sometimes.
Try to stray away from calling your trans character terms like ‘tranny’ or other terms that can be hurtful. (Some older generations may find power in the term, so this can change.)
Some trans men feel uncomfortable when people start talking about their ‘pussy’, calling them ‘woman’, or wanting to ‘impregnate them’ (which for some people -not all though- is impossible once you’ve been on HRT for a while). You might trigger the aforementioned gender dysphoria again in your readers, but also in your character.
It’s not a good feeling, so maybe stray away from that! :)
Be kind to your trans man, (and your other characters of course), so give him things that make him feel validated as the man he truly is. Use he/him/his pronouns, be obvious about it.
Feel free to add more! This is not an all-encompassing list! It’s also good to note that everything changes from person to person, so feel free to do some research and talk to trans and cis men alike, go out and write what you like, what makes you happy!