i hate that people still act like charles manson is this almost supernatural twisted genius and that how he managed to amass his cult is some powerful and enigmatic testament to his svengali-esque charisma and reflection on the zeitgeist of 1960s youth culture he was just a skinny long haired white guy who made music and knew a lot of random facts and was adequately versed in philosophy who seduced a lot of skinny insecure artsy chicks who were easily impressed and felt the need to latch onto something in order to fulfill their fantasies and had their brains warped by intense hippie chakra dick i know like five dudes from my college alone who fit that exact profile and narrative
Okay but I think people are forgetting that Laurent isn’t a feminine man by any means…he’s actually kind of fuckin manly. He’s built like the statue of David, described to have broad shoulders, a cut body and not to mention the strength to whirl around a 500lb+ horse while cutting down soldiers with one arm.
Damen used to chase after gladiators for crying out loud. You know he’s gotta admire Laurent’s body for how sporty and strong it is. He’s not like this…slight, soft-bellied boy I tend to see around the fandom. The super long hair, the soft body, always making him bottom (did we forget he nearly topped Damen if not for some rude premature climaxing)…
idk I feel like Laurent is being feminized into very boring, stereotypical role where there always has to be “a girl” of the relationship. And I feel like with all the different ways Pacat described him she was very careful about trying to avoid this very thing! Laurent may be a prettyboy but that doesn’t mean he isn’t masculine af too. I just don’t want his awesome character to fall into the same void that nearly every other ‘bottom designated’ gay man gets in any given fandom.