feelings not the same

I’m beginning to read The Handmaid’s Tale for my lit class, and wow am I ever having trouble with suspension of disbelief. This is actually nothing like the kind of future that seems plausible to me, due to the decreased influenced of religion in the present day and the stability of established democratic governments. If nothing else, I’m shocked at the idea that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have supposedly been forsaken.

It already seems kind of inclined to be… didactic. If nothing else, I expect it to discuss themes and issues that were very germane, etc., at the time it was written, but which I’m tired of hearing about due to living in a different time period.

I suppose it couldn’t hurt to read it through the lens of historical context, as an unlikely yet interesting AU, point of divergence somewhere around the 1980s. Or even further back.

anonymous asked:

So I just wanted to send you this as another Ace mun who runs a non-ace character blog, I just really appreciated your agreeing to that post about enjoying smut on behalf of characters and for character-building reasons. It validated my own similar approach a lot, and even if we never get to know each other otherwise, I respect you so much more on top of already respect you for writing the best Martha I've ever seen. So just. Thanks. So much. And all my very ace love.

ooc: First off, thank you so much for sending this. Writing sexual characters and enjoying those parts of them has always had be questioning whether I’m really Ace. Whether my wanting to write them this way was actually me or just the character. It’s a sort of ridiculous sort of mental torment that I go through questioning myself. So it’s really nice to know I’m not the only one.

So while I may have validated you, you did the same to me in return by sending this. And you have no idea how relieving that is. Honestly I feel like I’m gonna cry right now. Thank you so much for this. And if you ever wanna talk or plot, don’t hesitate to approach. I’d love to thank you personally. I’m happy you enjoy my portrayal of Martha and thank you so much again.

This was so kind of you to send in. Thank you.

My Ace love in return, hon.

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Matt insisted on putting the glow in the dark stars up. :)

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