What makes me mad about the way Allison’s death was treated was that I KNOW, like deep deep deep in my bones, that if Stiles had been the one to die, he would have gotten a full funeral, a parade, approximately ten straight episodes of mourning, and sixteen ooc monologues about what he meant to the characters. All Allison got was a sword to the gut, four people actually speaking about her, and then a time skip essentially glossing over it. She was killed in the penultimate episode of the season, not even in the finale.
I’m gonna keep note of this and if Stiles Stilinski ever closes his eyes for good I don’t wanna hear one goddamn thing about a funeral. I don’t even want the characters talking about him too much. Because as much shit as JD talks about not liking to write funerals, I have a sick feeling that he would experience a miracle and make an exception for Stiles.
This is a preview to my new Multi-Chapter Personal Assistant AU for Hollstein. It’s rated Explicit for eventual smut and language. And, I’m planning on posting the first two chapters Sunday February 8th. Enjoy this preview of it!
There really is a difference between hearing the job market for collegegraduates is pretty much nonexistent, and living it. For whatever reason, you’d
thought this wouldn’t apply to you. You’d gone to school under the journalism
field and graduated with Summa Cum Laude. You had plenty of internships with
professional news stations under your belt and
prior experience in front of a camera, so you’d been sure you would be
hired when you graduated.
You’d been wrong. And, because working on minimum wage was
not going to keep an apartment in Brooklyn, (regardless of how shitty the
apartment was) you’d had no choice but to give up your cozy apartment and move
back in with your father.
Matthew Hollis was more than happy to have his daughter home,
and you really did love your father. You did. But, the freedom you’d gotten
living on your own (even though you hadn’t
really been that far from home) had been, well, a blessing. You father
meant well, but he was entirely too overprotective.
And, you needed a job. A real job that would make you a real and decent amountmoney. Your
best option for that was to ask Lafontaine. Lafontaine was 5’4 and all brains
and witty remarks. And, they were your best friend. You felt bad asking them to
help you with your job hunting, but Lafontaine was crazy tech savvy and could
do this a lot easier than you could.
Lafontaine, of course, had been glad to offer their services.
They asked you to meet them for coffee at Starbucks, more than aware of your (absolutely
non-existent) addiction. You meet them there on a Sunday, and they already have
your Caramel Frappuccino sitting waiting for you with their laptop open, their
fingers dancing across the keyboard of their laptop.
Protip: before you give out to someone for their choice of words or phrasing in something they said, maybe check where they’re from? Not everyone on the internet is a native speaker of English. And it can be really hard to express yourself 100% accurately in another language. Things get lost in translation, words have different meanings, you might think you used the right word but it has colloquial connotations that you didn’t know about.
Especially if you learned English on the internet where people use words in non-standard ways. And depending on where you picked it up, it might be non-PC, but it’s really really hard to know that unless it’s pointed out to you. And it’s really not the nicest thing in the world to be yelled at or insulted for not knowing something and not speaking your second or third language perfectly.
Same goes for native speakers of English who are from a different country. Slang differs. Colloquialisms differ.
Same goes for historical and other connotations of terms and things. We don’t all share one culture. So something might be offensive to you because of what it means in your culture, and I’m not saying you shouldn’t be hurt by it, but that doesn’t mean it was done or said on purpose. Miscommunication happens. Ignorance happens. I’m pretty sure you’re not up to date on what’s offensive or insulting in other cultures around the world.
By all means point it out if you think someone misphrased something or used an offensive term, but there are polite ways of doing that. A mistake is not an attack and there’s a reason why we generally assume people are innocent until proven guilty.