wynne/fenris (on friendship, if you think that's possible)
Fenris: Why are you looking at me like that? Wynne: I’m smiling, Fenris. Fenris: So what is it exactly that you want from me? Wynne: Want? Nothing. I was smiling because I was enjoying your company. Fenris: No one is that pleasant without wanting something in return. I admit, I prefer your method to Danarius’s, but manipulation is still manipulation. Wynne: Fenris, maybe in time you’ll see that there isn’t a devious plan motivating every little smile. Fenris: We’ll see. Wynne: Yes, and until then, I’m going to keep smiling at you. It’s what I do. Fenris: As long as you don’t expect me to smile back. Wynne: What was it you said just now? We’ll see? We’ll see, Fenris. ::chuckles::
I'm a pale white person with very curly hair. White salons leave me looking like a poodle had an unnatural union with a Christmas tree. Black owned "natural curls" salons make my hair look great. When I told a black friend, she joked that we white people have to take over everything. She was joking, but there is a valid point there. Am I racistly appropriating black spaces? Or just getting great hair?
I mean, look, I joke around on this site, but the answer is, it’s complex, obviously. But try, I don’t know, not “taking over” the space, through constant vigilance and self-reflection???