fictional use

Title: The View
Fandom: Riverdale
Characters: Cheryl Blossom x Reader
Word Count: 350
Warnings: None
Notes: Request from anon for “Could I request a Cheryl x fem! Reader with the prompt ‘Oh, don’t mind me. Just enjoying the view.’” ♥

Originally posted by hellomadzstuff

Dancing had never been your forte. There were way too many things involved in it: arms, legs, torso, hips – there was no possible way for you to do all of that at the same time, and for it to look good. You wholeheartedly commended those who could – such as your girlfriend, Cheryl.

At the present moment, you were sitting cross-legged on the floor of an empty room in Thornhill, watching as Cheryl moved about in various intricate and complex ways before you. She always appreciated having you present when she practiced new cheer routines. She trusted your opinions to be honest, rather than either of her mindless lackeys, or anyone else who either feared her, or just didn’t care (her parents being the latter).

What always awed you about Cheryl was how different she was when it was just the two of you. In public, she was harsh to everyone around her, and although she was never that way with you, she was still nowhere near as kind and considerate as when you two were alone. She was constantly doting on you – “Is the room too hot, or too cold?” “Are you comfortable?” “Are you hungry?” “Is my music too loud for you?” – no matter how often you assured her that if you needed anything, you would let her know. You didn’t mind, though; you knew it was her way of letting you know that she cared.

“Are you sure you don’t want a chair?” Cheryl inquired as she took a brief recess from her practice. The rise and fall of her chest was pronounced as she attempted to regain her breath, and her long, red haired ponytail was now messy, some strands sticking to her forehead with sweat. The skin-tight shorts she wore were enough to make your mind go blank, and the lacking length of them didn’t help, either.

“Oh, really, don’t mind me. I’m just enjoying the view,” you responded, leaning back on your hands with a sly smirk.

Cheryl rolled her eyes, but you could see a smile tugging at the corners of her red lips.


@emmcfrxst

I am really tired yall.

Lemme just preface this with saying that I am a writer. I have been writing for most of my life. I have taken actual classes about writing and about what fiction can offer you, me, and people as a whole. I have won an award for something that I wrote. I know and love fiction, be it in written form, graphic novels, or film. It is all so good and complex and it’s something I am passionate about. That said, let’s get into this.

A good majority of the discourse that goes on in most of the fandoms I’m in stem from the idea that violence and forbidden sexual acts in fiction will encourage those actions in reality. It is important to know, firstly, that the only time this happens is when a person is immature enough or not mentally healthy enough to distinguish reality from fiction. Growing up, my parents would often stop horror movies (back when I first started watching them) to ask me questions. To be fair, they were pretty shitty people, but in this one aspect, they were so good about making sure I knew this difference. “You know this is just a movie, right? None of the stuff on the tv is real.” They’d assure before continuing the film.

It’s not real.

Now, half of the stuff I read or watched back then was nowhere near pushing boundaries or making me think critically about society or whatever. However, I knew that what I watched wasn’t real. It was images on a screen. If I don’t like what I’m seeing, I can walk away. It doesn’t have to affect me, personally,  unless I let it.

Now, lets circle back. School. College. I took a writing class that used this book:

Granted, it was a screenwriting class and most of the chapters were about various script formats, but the beginning chapters focused on why we write and why we make the stories we do.

It had a section in it describing how human needs and desires are met through fiction. It detailed those needs in a list. This list:

Please draw your attention to the ones on the list that say that fictions helps people to:

Be purged of unpleasant emotions

To have vicarious but controlled emotional experiences

To confront, in a controlled situation, the horrible and terrible

To explore taboo subjects without guilt

Just because you personal don’t need various forms of ‘taboo’ media, doesn’t mean that others don’t. Media, in all of its forms, is a way for people to explore things safely. It’s an outlet that doesn’t harm anyone and it offers the creator and viewer/reader a safe way of exploring the complexities of situations (or in some cases relationships) that these people do not want to be involved in irl. Because we can distinguish reality from fiction. Because none of us are going out killing people or getting into abusive relationships or fucking our sibling.

While being critical of the media we consume is important and it is vital to dissect the whys of the media being created, there is a line between creating open discussion about these taboos, about the society and personal experiences that makes one need these outlets, and verbally abusing and harassing strangers.

If you want to create a dialogue about media or a ship you don’t agree with, fine. Talk about it. Dissect it. Really dig deep into the human condition and the psychology behind these outlets, but don’t shame people for them to the point of telling them to kill themselves or telling them they are human garbage or what the fuck ever.

Fiction isn’t always meant to be picturesque. It’s not always going to be SFW. If that isn’t your cup of tea, then great. Stop going into the tags of things that make you feel unhealthy. You do you. Keep yourself safe. Stop continuously exposing yourself to content that you can’t swallow. To keep getting involved, to keep harassing people, to keep abusing strangers shows that you don’t give a damn about the content. You need an excuse to bully someone else and indulge in holier-than-thou circle jerks with other people who also have no sense of what fiction is for.

Lucky Us Ch. 30

FanFiction | AO3

Story Summary: -AU- Marinette Dupain-Cheng’s life isn’t going as planned: twenty-six, recently dumped, and running her parents’ bakery. The highlights of her day are the emails sent by her mysterious pen pal, Chat Noir. That is, until handsome model Adrien Agreste starts swinging by the bakery after hours. But how is he to know the Ladybug he loves is standing right in front of him?

Author’s Note: Thank you all so much for reading! ;w;

Lucky Us: Friendship Tiers
  • Chloe: Here's how it goes. Adrien and I have been friends forever, but I keep his dumb ass grounded.
  • Marinette: Got it.
  • Chloe: Nino has been Adrien's best friend for a couple of years now. He sees to his masculine needs, but he also keeps him grounded.
  • Marinette: Right.
  • Chloe: You've struck this weird balance of grounding him and driving him crazy.
  • Marinette: It's a gift.
  • Chloe: And then there's Prince Ali.
  • Adrien: *grabs Prince Ali's face passionately* I would die for you.
  • Ali: *eyes water* Brother!!
  • Marinette:
  • Chloe: We keep them a few countries away from each other at all times.
10 reasons why self-shipping is good

1. It helps people who have a low sense of self-worth and makes them see themselves through the eyes of someone who would stick by them no matter what.

2. It’s a valid form of self-love.

3. People can use it as a coping method (example: someone still living in an abusive household and are unable to escape so they take solace in their favorite fictional world), or as a simple comfort method.

4. It can literally save lives.

5. There is no risk of infidelity, heartbreak, or even abuse and venereal diseases.

6. People can be legitimately attracted to fictional characters.

7. There’s no obligation to disregard your own feelings just to keep them happy or sacrifice important ambitions to stay with them.

8. Some people use the idea that their fave will be proud of them if they reach a certain goal as motivation.

9. For some people, self-shipping can help them find themselves.

10. It’s 100% harmless.


Oh, and contrary to what antis believe, self-shippers actually CAN distinguish reality from fiction, so miss us with that tired old argument.

*SIGH*

Tfw you crack ship Chloe and Nino for the sake of fic but then you get all these cute pictures in your head like

  • Chloe painting her toenails on Nino’s couch and using him as a back rest while he works on his music (she’s totally wearing one of his shirts)
  • Instagram post of a bundle of blankets with blonde hair sticking out and the caption “my girl has serious bedhead”
  • Charity event with them both wearing Stand Up to Cancer shirts
  • Retweet of DJ Bubbler’s latest album promo with a string of heart emojis
  • Pre-dating but totally aware of each other’s feelings, Nino pins Chloe down to get her to shut up about something, she stares up at him with huge eyes and her face all red, he just laughs at her (Adrien is on the recliner watching them like “Get a rooooom”)
  • Chloe wearing Nino’s glasses and screaming that he’s blind
  • Standing beside each other, Chloe holding a cup of coffee out to him and blushing while she drinks her own
  • Chloe has fallen asleep!! with her head!! on his shoulder!!!!
  • Forehead kiss ajdksfh’alskdjfh’laskjdfhasgldkjhfas

*tumbles into rare pair hell*

The real question:

When will we have a character who says “I don’t need a relationship” and then proceeds to NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP AND BE TOTALLY COOL WITHOUT ONE because honestly I’m so fed up with writers forcing romance on characters who clearly don’t want it/don’t care about it

Lucky Us: More Things That Definitely Happened
  • Gabriel: *knocks on Adrien's door*
  • Adrien: *opens it* Oh. Good morning, Dad.
  • Gabriel: Good morning, Adrien. I had some free time in my schedule and I thought we'd have a nice Sunday brunch.
  • Adrien: Sounds great.
  • Gabriel: Tell Ms. Dupain-Cheng that she may join us if she'd like.
  • Adrien: *blushes* Wh-wh-why would I? She isn't---you don't think she---she's not HERE...!
  • Gabriel: *already walking off* He thinks I was born yesterday.
Justice Scalia’s uncredited borrowing from a party’s legal brief escapes condemnation because the social context of his copying makes him a jurist, not a plagiarist. Similarly, fan creations, even without disclaimers, usually announce their unauthorized status so clearly through context that no deception is likely.
— 

Tushnet, R. (2007). Copyright law, fan practices, and the rights of the author. In Gray, J. A., Sandvoss, C., & Harrington, C. L. (Eds.). Fandom: Identities and communities in a mediated world. NYU Press.

Glorious snark about Supreme Court justices aside, this piece provides a useful timestamp in the evolution of fannish, scholarly, and legal thinking on issues of intellectual property, copyright, and transformative work. Tushnet traces the history and decline of the use of disclaimers on fan works, and the emergence of the idea of fan works as transformative rather than infringing. She makes a strong argument for the “fair use” view of fan works that we are now so familiar with. Whether you remember the bad old days from personal experience or wonder why some people still put disclaimers on their fic, this essay is a good introduction to the issues and a reflection of the state of thinking at a pivotal point in fannish history.

guys.

never compare yourselves to other canon blogs who play the same character as you. not one person is the same, we are all different and unique, thus that makes the roles we play so much more better. everyone has a different take on a character, none is better than the other.

look, we all start somewhere, and as we spend more time doing this we improve our writing. I’ve been writing optimus for nearly 5 years. that’s how long it’s taken for me to be where I am. did I get there by comparing myself to other optimuses? no way, otherwise I would of quit a long time ago. Surround yourself with positive influences and befriend each other, support each other and offer critique and help.

there is critisism, which is supposed to be helpful, and then there is doubting yourself.

don’t doubt yourself, okay?

im 100% certain y'all don’t give as much of a fuck abt the very real predatory relationships occurring to REAL people but that’s none of my business.