The thing is that TV shows are not real life. If you have a TV character that is asexual, you have assumed a level or responsibility in representing them a certain way. Every joke about Sheldon’s asexuality is a conscious choice to be included in the script.
Everything in a TV show means something, whereas in real life things are a lot more random and disconnected. Each 22-minute episode is a compilation of deliberate choices.
So if Sheldon’s asexuality is treated as a joke, that’s a deliberate choice the writers are making. And that’s not okay.
Louis is fed up of having to pay for his food and decides to pretend he has been stood up by his “date” in order to blag himself a free meal, Harry is the clueless romantic dragged into the equation, Zayn and Liam think Louis is an idiot, and Niall just really loves garlic bread.
Hypnotist AU where Louis and Harry are best friends and Harry moans out Louis’ name on stage at a hypnotist show and Harry doesn’t remember anything afterwards. Louis promptly has a nervous breakdown. Harry is oblivious.
Harry pretends to date his best friend to escape unwanted attention from a too insistent classmate and hopes it won’t blow up in his face. Featuring embarrassing dildo accidents, awkward boners, longing, first times, late night conversations, emotional discoveries and Niall as the exasperated friend with bad advice.
I got such a great response to my general idea about a TMNT fandom Big Bang (thank you to everyone who wrote me or reblogged the post!), so I’ve decided to go ahead and get started on setting it up!
(my original post is here, for those who are curious!)
Since this is both the first time I know of that TMNT has done a Big Bang, and my first time running it, we’re going to do a Mini Big Bang!
I’ll post a full details post soon, when I have the community set up on Livejournal, but here are the initial facts:
The Mini Big Bang is open to all pairings and all universes. You can go full AU if you like, stick completely to canon, or fall somewhere in between. It’s up to you!
However, there will be no explicit smut, no underage, and no non-con/dubcon allowed. I realize a lot of people like writing these things, but a lot of sites (Tumblr, Livejournal, etc) will shut you down for hosting them. There are other places that will host them, so post them there! This Big Bang is also all-ages, and I want to make sure everyone is welcome and that it’s a safe space for everyone, too.
The minimum word count, since this is a Mini Big Bang, is 4,000 words. This may seem daunting, but you’ll have two months to complete it. Feel free to write more, if you like! There’s no maximum word count.
The stories submitted to the Mini Big Bang should be new: not posted anywhere else, not rewrites of old stories – though it’s totally fine to take an unfinished story that you’ve been working on, and finish it for the Mini Big Bang! The focus here is on new stories, and new art. In order to keep the reveal factor high, please don’t post WIPs either.
Artists will sign up to illustrate stories based on anonymously-posted summaries and snippets that the writers post after they’ve been writing for a month. Then, I’ll give each paired writer and artist the other’s contact information, and they can collaborate.
If you sign up, either as an artist or a writer, and need to drop out for any reason, please just let me know! There’s no penalty – real life happens to everyone!
I’m probably forgetting something – it will come to me!
The tentative schedule for the Mini Big Bang is as follows:
September 15th-September 30th: Writer sign-ups.
October 1st-October 31st: Writers writing!
November 1st: Writers anonymously post summaries and snippets from their fics.
November 1st-November 15th: Artists sign up for the fics they want to illustrate.
November 15th-20th: Writers and artists get each other’s contact information and collaborate.
December 1st: Check-in with moderator to make sure fics and illustrations will be ready to be posted on December 15th.
December 15th: The masterposts go up on Tumblr, Livejournal, Ao3, and ff.net (and anywhere else you want to post them!). One post per day – which means we get a ton of new fics and art for the holidays!
How does that sound to everyone? This is all still tentative, so if you have questions, please let me know how I can clarify! I’ll post the links to the Livejournal community (it’s easier to track comments there, and to post anonymously) and the Mini Big Bang Tumblr by Friday, September 5th.
All posts here on Tumblr pertaining to the Mini Big Bang will be tagged “tmnt mini bang 2014”.
Thank you all for your interest! I think this is going to be great!
I just barely starting to notice the sexist and misogynistic jokes on TBBT. There was an episode where raj goes back to online dating and he showed Amy a picture and said "her lack of Adam's apple means that she has been a female her whole life" and it kind of through me off cuz that was the window on all of the jokes. Especially the ones on Penny's sex life.
Once you start noticing problematic shit like this, you’ll see it everywhere. It’s really disappointing.