While many people think fanfiction is about inserting sex into texts (like Tolkien’s) where it doesn’t belong, Brancher sees it differently: “I was desperate to read about sex that included great friendship; I was repurposing Tolkien’s text in order to do that. It wasn’t that friendship needed to be sexualized, it was that erotica needed to be … friendship-ized.” Many fanfiction writers write about sex in conjunction with beloved texts and characters not because they think those texts are incomplete, but because they’re looking for stories where sex is profound and meaningful. This is part of what makes fan fiction different from pornography: unlike pornography, fanfic features characters we already care deeply about, and who tend to already have long-standing and complex relationships with each other. It’s a genre of sexual subjectification: the very opposite of objectification. It’s benefits with friendship.
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please write more lgbt characters in books that aren’t specifically about sexuality (although we need more of those, too).
i just want to be able to pick up a book and see two girls falling in love while trying to battle a corrupt government, while trying to defeat this one evil dude, while time travelling. i don’t want ‘lgbt’ to be a genre of its own, you know? i want genre books with main characters who just happen to be lgbt. i want this so much.
Listen michael would never get a squip to try and get with jeremy. from the book we know that squips will help you get dudes if youre gay so thats not an issue but above anything michael just wants to be jeremy’s friend. he would take just being jeremy’s best friend over a squip any day
why aren’t there more a:tla fics where zuko makes a different decision in Crossroads of Destiny?? it’s like the most obvious canon-divergent AU possibility out there… yet there’s literally like 6 on the entire internet and they’re all zutara WIPs that haven’t updated since 2011
heres smth i hope you like it! night swimming in some hot ponds or hot springs w the headlights of an expensive car and the full moon but its still kinda dark, nd after, turns out magnus brought a blanket and coat for alec and alec brought a bottle of liquor for magnus (and like a thermos with wine for himself idk maybe he's into beer now )
man what is this
the city was laid out like a glittering blanket somewhere off beyond cliff edges, a warm wind blowing through, the moon this perfect coin tucked behind grey clouds in a night sky knitted with stars. the water was steaming, little tendrils of it caught in the headlights as magnus stepped down into the water, sinking lower and turning, moonlight catching on the beautiful planes of his chest. and the way he was staring at alec lit him up like fireworks. that playful smile on his lips, dark eyes caught at the edges by light reflecting off the water as his voice echoed towards him.
“come here.” that deep sound left alec grinning as he obliged, stepping down into the water. before he got too close magnus dipped under and when he resurfaced it was dripping, droplets hanging on his skin as he dragged his fingers back through his hair. alec’s breath got trapped in the cage of his ribs, his breathing labored as he pressed close to cup magnus’s face and kiss him, desperate for a taste of his smile.
his lips were soft, as warm as the light tendrils of steam and the same amount of pressure as those fingers pressing into alec’s stomach. then magnus’s laughter echoed into his mouth right before he pulled away, tugging alec into the deeper water. and god the water was warm when alec ducked under it. it felt like it was wrapping him up, pressing against him, just was warm as that kiss had been. they swam deep, coming up for air together and treading water and talking, their voices echoing out into the night, all mixed in with frog calls and the distant sounds of owls.
later when they stepped out of the steam magnus’s fingers were threaded between alec’s as he pulled him close. it took a matter of seconds before the warmth was gone, leaving alec’s skin susceptible to the bite of the chilly late night air. magnus pulled him in close, to all of that skin that radiate so much warmth and soon enough they were back in the car, dried off and left in a space that was the same but so damn different. alec’s mouth tasted like wine and magnus’s tongue was thick with whiskey and the cold was gone, replaced by a burning warmth lost in panted breath as alec pulled magnus on top of him.
they needed to get back at some point, but that didn’t matter. nothing mattered save for magnus’s fingers sinking into alec’s skin as magnus settled between his legs. nothing mattered save for the taste of magnus’s tongue as he kissed him deep enough that the world was a hazy blur, the windows fogging up as alec’s fingers pressed into magnus’s shoulders.
the night wrapped around them and this was the only thing that mattered.
about any other problem that happened over the summer, yours was an extremely
shallow issue compared to what happened to Jason Blossom on the fourth of July.
The closest person you might have possibly heard the story about the star
quarterback came from an unlikely source—from the arrogant douche himself,
hi! do you by any chance have new andreil fics you could rec? don't mean to bother its just I've read them all and looking for some new ones...
“do you have any new andreil fics you could rec?” they ask, as if I don’t spend my time obsessively looking for new ones
the long way down (by ilgaksu) is undoubtedly one of my favorites that centers around just one of them. andrew takes on stepping out of the closet during his professional exy career & tackling homophobia, among other things. ngl during my first read through all I could think was about how blessed I was to be reading it with my own two eyes.
on the impossibility of reality (by defractum) is! a gift! i’d never read an inception au before (probably due to the fact that I hadn’t actually seen the movie jesus but I delved in anyways) but I know for sure now i’ll never be able to read a different one. the storytelling is very smooth & almost physically hooks you to the plot.
the bittersweet between my teeth (by alaynes)….listen I’m not even sure how i’m supposed to describe it. the best time-travel au i’ve ever read. I envy everything about this fic: the dialogue makes me drool; the characterization is hands-down gorgeous; and the plot deserves a noble prize bc it saved my life. but also i’d like to sue them for superfluous and unnecessary suffering
mirror, mirror (by SashaSea) it’s! such a creative au I’ve never seen anything like it. the author really worked wonders with it. it reads like poetry. captivating. genius. like just having to look back to check the titles right now I ended up rereading them.
fall banquet pr stunts (by flybbfly) fake relationship fic that is even better than whatever you are thinking. everything about it is stunning and unfairly witty, naturally. it is as much of a andreil fic as it is a renison one, by the way, with tiny snippets of jerejean in the background. it never gets old no matter how many times you read it.
This is going to sound really desperate
But please read all of it.
My parents have been denying me a cat for the last eight years. I have made powerpoints and have even pulled up free kittens on the Internet in hopes of getting one. They said if I get 6,000 likes I could finally have one, but that’s absolutely impossible. But I would still really appreciate if you would like and reblog this so maybe if I get enough they can reconsider. I know there are a lot more important issues on here but please take a minute if your time and like or reblog.