Individual feminism, that of women like Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway, is the belief that if you work really hard, and if you’re rich, white, and blonde enough, you can ignore sexism and achieve “empowerment.”
This type of “feminism” is aptly named, because it gives no fucks about other women. It’s an extremely self-centered “feminism.” It caters to already rich and powerful (white) women, the ones in the least need of actual feminism, over women whose experiences with sexism intersect with racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. It challenges nothing, and it accomplishes nothing.
I am not buying this faux feminism that they are selling. If your feminism is all about yourself, not about lifting up other women – all women, it is fake and pointless.
Alternate Universe (also known as alternate reality), is commonly abbreviated as AU and it is a descriptor used to characterize fanworks which change one or more elements of the source work’s canon. The term most often refers to fanfiction, but fanart can also depicted the characters in AUs.
Unlike regular fanfiction, which generally remains within the boundaries of the canon set out by the author, alternate universe fiction writers like to explore the possibilities of pivotal changes made to characters’ history, motivations, or environment.
Alien Invasion AU – In which the story deals with an alien invasion when canonically it does not ever happened.
All Human AU– In which characters who are canonically non-human are now humans, with corresponding changes to their backstories.
Alpha/Beta/Omega AU – Often referred to as A/B/O or even Omegaverse. It is a growing trope of AUs originated in kinkmemes in which characters can be Alphas (dominant males or females), Betas (ordinary working class), or Omegas (submissive males or females).
Android AU – In which the main character or most of the cast are turn into androids that serve different purposes, such as bodyguard, solider, caregiver and so on. In other cases it becomes something similar to Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi) where they are mail order androids that can be order online or from a cataloged. If not, they may have originally been human but turn into an android for whatever reason.
Angel/Demon AU – When angels and demons exist (in the case of canons that don’t have them) or a character is recast as one of them. However, these kind of AUs don’t necessarily have to have both beings in the story as some tend to focus on only one of them.
Arranged Marriage AU – Similar to the Marriage Law AU, only the difference is that not all the characters are required to be married. It is mostly focused on only one pairing and it is usually a pairing that wouldn’t normally get together such as crack ships or doomed ships. In some stories it is a plausible idea, but in others it is not.
Bakery AU – When most of the cast of a story works at a bakery while the rest are customers.
BDSM AU – Is when the entire cast is either a dominant or a submissive and BDSM relationships are considered the norm. Be advised that while a healthy BDSM relationship is consensual and not dangerous, if handled incorrectly it can result in abusive behavior which is offensive and considered bad BDSM etiquette.
Bookstore AU – When most of the casts works at a bookstore. If not, usually a few of the characters work there, while the rest of them are customers. Another version is the Library AU, in which one or two of the characters are librarians, while the rest of the cast spend their time looking for particular books.
Business AU – In which the story is set in a building and the characters are employees. Sometimes it is focus on one character who works as a secretary and another character as their boss.
Circus AU – In which the story is set in a circus and the characters are circus performers or customers.
Coffee Shop AU – Also known as
Barista AU. In most cases, one half of the main pairing is the barista and the other is or becomes their favorite customer; in some stories the whole cast works at a coffee shop.
Crime AU – In which the characters of a story are various type of criminals, such as
burglars, bank robbers, gangsters, drug dealers, smugglers, hitman/fixer and so on. This AU focuses on their criminal lives. It is similar to the Mafia AU.
Darkside AU – Is when the canon villain of the story succeeds in their mission and the AU story focuses on the outcome of it.
Desert island AU – Or an uninhabited island AU, in which a character or most of the characters of a story are trapped on a deserted island, usually from being shipwrecked or their plane crashing.
Dystopian AU – Is set in a dystopian society that is not the original setting of the canon.
Fairy Tail AU – In which canon characters are put into situations and/or settings from fairy tales, such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.
Fantasy AU – In which the story takes place in a fantasy universe where magic or magical abilities is normal, technology is nonexistent and supernatural creatures exist.
Flower Shop AU – Similar to the Coffee Shop AU and the Bakery AU, but instead the entire cast works in a flower shop. Or one of the characters works there and the rest are customers.
Genderswap AU – In which one or more characters in the story switch binary sexes, such as depicting a male character as a cis woman.
Harem AU – Or Reverse Harem AU is when a story that doesn’t contain any polygamous or love triangle relationships turns into one. Usually the main character has something happen to them that attracts the other characters to them, be it from a love potion, experimental perfume, spell gone wrong, and so on.
Haunted House AU – Or Haunted Castle AU, in which a character moves into a new home or castle and doesn’t know that it is haunted (usually by a ghost, sometimes a demon or some other type of creature) or they are dared by their friends to spend the night in it.
High School/College AU – In which the characters are shown in high school or in college together. They are often done with characters who canonically meet later in life, altering or entirely overwriting their original backstories. Similar to this AU is the Boarding School AU and the Elementary School AU.
Hogwarts AU – In which the characters from other stories are placed into the setting of Harry Potter. These can be coexistent with Harry Potter canon, or ignore it entirely. But they are often portrayed as students of Hogwarts instead of teachers that work there.
Hospital AU – In which the characters of a story are doctors, nurses and patients in a hospital (sometimes it is set in an asylum).
Hooker AU – Where one or more of the characters is a sex worker. The more common is the Pretty Woman-type fantasy of a hooker with a heart of gold, rescued from life on the streets by a client. Sex work of all kinds is portrayed: brothels, escorts, street prostitution, “call-girls” as well as strippers and go-go boys.
Most of the time one character of the pairing is the hooker and the other the client, though some stories have both characters as prostitutes (sometimes along with other canon characters, in either a brothel-type setting or living on the streets).
Hunger Games AU – In which characters from other stories are competitors in the Hunger Games.
Ice Cream ShopAU – When the casts works at an ice cream shop. Possibly one of the characters owns it, while the rest are employees or customers.
Law Enforcement/Military AU – In which the cast are policeman, federal agents, soldiers, marines or whatnot and the story focuses on their lives.
Mafia AU – In which the characters are in a mafia.
Magic AU – Incorporate magic in stories where there is no magic present in canon.
Marriage Law AU – It spawn from the Marriage Law Challenge in the Harry Potter fandom, in which the premise is to forced marriage between a Muggle-born to a Pure-blood (or Half-Blood) due to a new decree passed by the Ministry of Magic to help preserve the magical population.
Master/Slave AU – In which the cast are place in an universe where slavery is an accepted economic and cultural institution. Some stories treat this as a significant moral problem to be resisted and overthrown if possible; others treat slavery as an unchangeable institution.
Merpeople AU – Or also known as Undersea AU, in which a story is set in the ocean and the characters are turned into mermaids and merman. Sometimes it’s focus on only one character that becomes a mermaid or merman and another character that is a human. When it’s the latter the AU usually turns into a Little Mermaid type of story.
Modern AU – In which characters from a historical (or pseudo-historical) canon universe are placed into a modern setting.
Monster AU – In which the characters are changed into non-human creatures, such as Incubus/Succubus or other kinds of monsters.
No Human AU – Also known as Animal AU, is the opposite of All Human AU, in which characters that are canonically human are now non-humans.
Noir Detective AU – In which the characters are put in a typical ‘40s or '50s film noir environment. Or sometimes as a homage towards the style, in which the characters are still their canon selves, but plot or aesthetics are given a noir slant.
Opposite AU – In which canon personalities and backstories are swapped out with an opposite versions of themselves. Such as a quiet shy character may become loud and outgoing.
Pacific Rim AU – In which the characters are put into the world of Pacific Rim (most often as Jaeger pilots). This AU gained popularity due to the concept of Drift Compatibility that made for excellent shipping interactions.
Pen Pal AU – Is when two characters (who have met in canon) have not met each other in this AU. Sometimes they live in the area and other times they don’t live on the same continent. Usually it is their school that sets them up as pen pals. If not, it is because one of the characters writes a letter to the wrong person/wrong address or they accidentally
texts the wrong person.
Pirate AU – When the whole cast are pirates and it is focus on shipboard life, usually it is set in early nineteenth-century Europe. Sometimes it’s pirates in outer space.
Prison AU – In which characters meet for the first time in an prison environment where they have to depend on each other.
Private Detective AU – When one of the characters becomes a professional detective while the rest of the cast are their clients or the detective’s contacts in the police department (sometimes they work in other fields, in which the Detective character calls them in for favors to help solve difficult cases).
Reincarnation AU – In which stories with historical canon setting have the characters become reincarnated into a modern setting and in doing so they are quite similar to their canon selves.
Reverse AU – Is when the roles (and sometimes backstories) of the characters are swapped, such as the hero is the villain and the villain is the hero.
Rockstar AU – In which the main casts is a popular music band or one of them is a solo artists with many groupies which may consist the rest of the characters.
Roommate AU – In which the characters in a fandom are all living together in an apartment or an house. Usually this kind of story is focused on two characters that become roommates.
Royalty AU – Where one or more characters (who canonically aren’t) are members of a royal family. This usually goes hand in hand with a historical period, featuring a Medieval AU or Regency AU, although some works are set in Modern times or even the Future.
Single Parent AU – In which a character has a child or becomes a parent in someway and raises them on their own.
Soulmates AU – Is when two (or more) characters are fated to be together, sometimes through multiple lives and/or into the afterlife. Sometimes but not always, the pairing might have a characteristic or tell to help them find each other, such as identical or complementary birthmarks, tattoos, scars, or an invisible string that ties to their other half which becomes thicker and shorter the closer they get to them. Some stories only need a character to hear (or just see) their soulmate to know who they are.
Space AU – Where a fandom that is canonically set on Earth becomes set in outer space.
Spy AU – Also known as Secret Agent AU or Espionage AU. The whole cast is turned into spies, sometimes they work for the same organization, government or they operate independently. Other times the AU is focused on only one or two characters that are the spies.
Superpowers AU – In which the characters have superpowers and are either heroes and/or villains.
Steampunk AU – In which a story is turned into a futuristic/sci-fi version of a 19th Century, usually Victorian or Edwardian containing clocks, gears, springs, steam power, analog computers, airships, etc.
Vampire/Werewolf AU – In which vampires and werewolves exist (in the case of canons that don’t have them) or a character is recast as a vampire or werewolf. However, these kind of AUs don’t necessarily have to have both species as some tend to focus on only one kind.
Victorian AU – In which characters from a modern or future-set story are relocate to a stereotypical Victorian romanticism era.
Western AU – In which the characters are transplanted into the “Old West”; or sometimes, especially in science fiction stories a Space Western equivalent, which may involve a western-type plot without horses and cattle ranches.
Wonderland AU – In which the story and the characters are turned into their own version of “Alice in Wonderland”.
Zombie Apocalypse AU – Also know as Zombie AU. In which stories that don’t contain an zombie apocalypse have it happen to them.
Note: This isn’t a complete list of AUs, but I will keep updating it whenever I come across something new (or someone lets me know what I’m missing). Also, keep in mind that sometimes an AU story is combine with others elements. For example, instead of the very common story about the characters attending a high school in modern times, it can be a magical school set in an futuristic world.
‘what if’ scenario—what if Jacob Frye was just a normal, everyday man and not
an Assassin living in the Victorian Era. I guess one could tie this into his
actions older and becoming a Master Templar and how he feels trivial things
will get him and his lover what they want. ;)
The machines were loud, but as time went onward, Jacob Frye
got used to their sound. The hours themselves were equally long—twelve a day
from six in the morning till six at night—but London was cruel, and if he
wanted to subject his wife and daughter to the streets or have his beautiful
bride embrace the idea of prostitution, he would have to work long hours with
only one day of the week off.
Every day, he couldn’t help but worry what may happen; so
many of the machines were new and clunky. People found themselves under random
metal plates that were falling apart and onto their bodies, either crippling
them or worse given the size and weight of them… Steam so hot it could burn
your skin if you were too close to certain engine types, it nearly happened to
Jacob that day, but he was lucky to hear the warning signs in time as the pipes
trembled and threatened to burst when he began to work on releasing the
pressure. He grabbed his paperboy hat and blocked what he could when it hissed
forth from its tight confines, only feeling his fingers burn a bit from the
nasty bite of the hot air.
“Bloody hell!” Jacob grumbled, dropping his beloved hat,
warn by time. Snatching it back up quickly, he looked to his fingers, now
reddened by the mark of the steam.
“Might want to stick those fingers of yours into the water
bucket, lad,” commented an older worker who was leaning on his broom he was
using to sweep the floors and keep the workplace as ‘tidy’ as it could be.
“Otherwise, they might burn and sting something fierce in the coming days.”
Jacob couldn’t allow that to happen. If his fingers on his
dominate hand began to hurt, the work would become difficult, and he could lose
his job. Hat back in place, he hurried over towards the nearby water bucket,
but scrunched up his nose at the sight of the water.
It was dirty, hadn’t been cleaned in weeks, it seemed, and
this was supposed to be the water they used to wash their hands. Ever since the
Thames had been busied by boats, the water
everywhere had gotten polluted, really. Even clean water from a pump was
hard to find.
He relented. Jacob knelt down and put his hurt hand in the lukewarm
water, flinching all the same from the attack it had on his injured fingers.
“Hurts like hell!” he grumbled, moving his hand back up through the surface of
the dirty water to look upon the injury once more in hopes it looked less
Still red and still a bit difficult to move for a bit.
“Keep moving them,” instructed the fellow worker, taking
back to his task as he swept upon the floor. “It’ll hurt less if you at least
keep those fingers active.” The man’s eyes shifted beyond Jacob to the woman
heading their way. “Incoming trouble, lad,” he whispered between them. “Prepare
“OI! You there!” shouted the female in Blighter’s clothing,
gesturing angrily at where Jacob was just squatting.
Jacob turned to the angry voice, but not in time as the boot
of the female found its mark upon his cheek and caused Jacob to fall from his
stance and into the water bucket, which flipped over and soaked the man through
from the act. He would have retaliated…fought back if he could…but his job and
family life were on the line, so he resisted though clenched his teeth angrily
at the outcome of this humiliation.
“Sitting there like a useless lump!” she scolded, hands on
her hips at the sight. “The boss done told you to get to work on fixing the
pressure in this engine! What are you doing!”
Her shouted words were unwelcomed, making Jacob grumble and
roll his eyes out of sight of her. Fixing the bucket back into place and making
sure his shilling necklace was still there and his hat was alright, he turned
to the woman and raised a brow to her. “Doing as I was told, ma’am,” he said
without fault, trying to bite back the sarcasm and annoyance in his tone as he
spoke. “Machine hissed out some steam, and I was fixing my hand—.”
Before she could retaliate at what a bumbling idiot he was
being, the whistle blew upon the chime of the clock to signal it was time to go
Jacob never felt such relief. The Blighters were relentless,
and he wished, more than ever, that someone would stand up to them and take
them down. For now, he couldn’t care to think on it. He could get a few hours
with his family and a few moments of peace before work again.
Tearing off a bit of his off-white, untucked shirt, Jacob
wrapped his hand for the time being after dipping the fabric in water he was
able to retrieve from another mudded bucket in the factory before his leave.
It still burned like hell; however, his stomach was telling
him that shouldn’t be his focus, and so his weary feet merely made him head
back to his home back within Whitechapel in hopes there was enough food for
dinner, as he hadn’t been paid enough coin to really buy even so much as a
piece of bread.
Jacob smiled a weary smile at seeing the light of the candle
in the front window, enticing him onward. His wife always lit it when he was at
work in hopes to guide him back to her embrace long before their child was born.
It was like a beacon of hope in some ways to her and a glowing comfort to him.
Taking to the old wooden stairs that moaned under his weight, Jacob opened the
door and let himself inside.
The home was quiet for now, but he could hear his wife in
the kitchen cooking something, to which he felt relief of sorts as he wanted
them to at least have something to fill their empty stomachs with. Breathing a
sigh of content at being home again, Jacob removed his hat and tussled with his
hair before plopping down exhaustedly on the old sofa they had.
As aged as the cushions were, Jacob felt comfortable and
relaxed. If he could just close his eyes for a minute…
“Daddy!” cried out his little girl who was five-years-old.
Her hair was kept back by a single headband, but her clothing…was the patched
up shorts and overalls look for some reason—making Jacob wonder why she wasn’t
in her dress like usual.
His weary, hazel eyes opening wider at that title, Jacob
pressed a smile on his lips regardless of how tired he was. “Hey there,
princess,” he chuckled, turning to grab onto her and hug her to his chest.
Jacob was exhausted, yes, but the sight of his daughter made him forget the
fact for the time being. Kissing her cheek, her giggling at the teasing of his
beard against her skin, he held her close as she was one of the reasons he
worked as hard as he did.
“I caught a frog today!” she expressed cheerfully at the
Jacob’s chest shook with a stifled laugh. “Digging around in
the mud again, are you? I am sure your mum appreciated that,” he commented
lightheartedly, moving his palm to his eyes to try and rid them of the weary
look and feel.
“She made me put him back,” the little girl pouted. “And she
made me change my clothes again…”
“That explains what happened with the dress,” he comment,
his eyebrows raising to add wrinkles to his forehead at the pieces fitting
together now. “You’re not supposed to get all mudded up in nice clothes, love.”
“Jacob,” praised his wife as she came in from the kitchen,
wiping her hands upon her apron before venturing over to kiss him on the other
cheek and welcome him home. “It is good to see you!”
His wife was the other reason he continued to work so hard,
making him move his arm about her to hug her tightly from where he was sitting
as his legs just wanted to rest. “It is good to be home,” he admitted in a near
Noticing the bandaged hand, she motioned to their daughter.
“Sweetheart, why don’t you go on and sit down for me in the dining room? Dinner
will be ready in a minute.” With their daughter departing from the room, she
tenderly touched his hand with a sigh to follow as she noticed he had torn at
his shirt to make do for gauze. “Jacob…”
Her sigh was of disappointment, and Jacob noted it.
Regardless of the fingers still being in pain, he moved them to hold her hand
with a smile evident upon his features. “I am fine, love. Do not go fretting
“And you tore your shirt up…”
“It is nothing,” Jacob insisted, urging her closer to him as
she had taken the seat beside him in time. His lips rested upon her forehead to
try and still her worries. In that moment, he tried to redirect the
conversation. “Dinner smells lovely.”
She flinched, toying with her apron a bit. “There’s not
nearly enough,” she admitted between them, not wanting to alert their daughter
to how hard times were. Seeing Jacob so tired and knowing he was hungry, she
quickly leapt at the chance to get him some food. “I won’t eat tonight, Jacob,”
“(Y/N),” he grumbled at the thought, not wanting her to
“You’ve not eaten well in three days, Jacob!” she whispered
in a scolding tone. “I’m worried about you!”
Jacob raised his hands to her concerns to silence them. “(Y/N),
I am fine,” he murmured, though really, he was quite hungry. When it came to
their lack of food, he always let his wife and daughter eat. He never wanted to
take anything from them being the man of the house. He himself went to either
stealing something from the streets or eating leftovers of things he found that
butchers and bakers threw out.
It was the way he had to live, and if it meant he kept a
house and his wife and daughter, then he would do it every day.
“I can give you some of my food,” she continued, knowing
Jacob would probably not hear of it.
“I’ll be fine, love,” Jacob stressed upon every word.
Kissing her once more, he motioned towards the dining room. “Come on. Let’s get
dinner together, so you both get something in you. I’ll worry about myself
After the small bit of bread, meat, and cheese was served
between them, Jacob tucked in his daughter after kissing her goodnight with his
wife and then headed to their own bedroom. He hardly had the energy to remove
his clothes. Jacob pushed his boots off, at least, but then rested face first
on the covers with his eyes already closed to try and find comfort in being
able to unwind at near eight at night.
His wife’s hands upon his back, he hummed in content at
feeling her touch upon his fatigued muscles. “I love you,” she whispered close
to his ear, resting her cheek upon his messy and oily hair. “I love you and
appreciate everything you do for us.”
Jacob’s eyes remained closed, but a smile spread across his
lips at her words. “And that is what keeps me going, (Y/N), for I love you both
dearly, and I would do anything for you…”
A scene that made you cry (saddest / most heartwarming scene)
Favourite relationship (rivalry, friendship, romantic ship, family bond, mentor and student)
Most relatable character
The character I’d want as best friend
The character I’d aspire to be
Best character development
Most attractive character
Best partner in crime
Crossover / AU
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If you feel guilty about how part of you fits a stereotype about your identity and you feel like you’re harming people with your identity that don’t fit the stereotype just by existing even though the guilt is completely unfounded and you’re just being yourself clap your hands
“Tamaki Suoh is the illegitimate son of Ouran Academy’s Chairman, Yuzuru Suoh, and the president of the Ouran Host Club.
Although his outward manner would be best described as flamboyant, egotistical and dramatic he is, in fact, a young man dedicated to his studies, his friends, and his duties as a host. He is considered the “Princely” type, entertaining his female clients with upper-class etiquette and shameless flattery.”