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heylollylo replied to your post: I would hope it’s obvious what the problem is when…

Ugh, yes. I think I now hate everyone in the Thor/MCU fandom except for the Jane/Thor and Sif/Loki shippers.

I don’t care what people ship as long as they don’t make it a competition.  Sif is not more worthy to be with Thor than Jane in MCU.  Women shouldn’t be demonized and forgotten for the sake of two guys getting it on.  Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

clingingtofairytales  asked:

Okay, the lovely Sif/Loki fanfic and shippiness alone made me want to follow you, but the focus on social justice and thoughts on Odin and colonialism (because holy shit yes) just made me hit the follow button harder. Congratulations on your awesome blog!

Oh gosh. <333 THANK YOU.

I am glad you enjoy my ridiculous Tumblr. :*

clingingtofairytales  asked:

Two for the top 5: the fanfic cliches you love and the ones you hate.

Oh man, this was a hard one.  I have no idea if any of my answers come remotely close to what you even asked - and i’m really bad because most of the time i can find something redeeming about a fic and there isn’t much I actively hate - so it’s really more of a “top 5 fanfic pet peeves” and “top 5 things I enjoy seeing in fic” than cliches.  ugh i’m sorry.  :c

Cliches I hate:

  1. the healing power of the vagina (or penis): when all a villainous character needs is a little bangin from the lady/man of choice and suddenly they’re putty in their partner’s hands. Doesn’t work like that I think.
  2. “but [villain] is just misunderstood and so we have to be sympathetic toward them and characters who don’t take their crap are bad!”:  I think we know what I’m referring to here, but it’s another trope I don’t like.  Holding characters accountable for their actions is important, and dismissing the awful actions of a villain makes for bad storytelling, imo.
  3. non-linear timeline fics: I hesitate to put this one on the ‘hate’ list because when done right, it’s done really really right, and i’ve read fics that use it in a way that is mindbogglingly awesome, but… then there are fics where it’s not used well, and where you’re left confused.  it’s more of a “too many fics where it’s not used in a good way” than a thing I hate.
  4. OCs that take over a niche already filled by a character: i’m not against OCs at all, but I feel that they should be unique and fill a place in the cast that wasn’t utilized before.  Think of it like an ecosystem - every character works together to keep things going.  But you put too many characters in the same niche, and resources in that area start to get scarce.  Your OC is competing with a character for a place they already occupy, and too often it’s not done in a good way.
  5. constantly using lines from the movies/shows/books: occasionally is fine and lord knows I do that myself, but when it’s all the time, it comes off as the writer not knowing what to make the characters say.  again it’s one of those things that’s not necessarily bad and that i don’t necessarily hate, but it’s something that gets annoying.

top 5 fanfic cliches I love:

  1. massive bro feels:  I really love fics where it’s understood that not every character needs to be paired off and it’s just like, the Avengers cooking waffles or whatever.
  2. second childhood: when done right, POOF YOU’RE A KID fics are hilarious.  don’t even front.
  3. plucky heroines: idgaf, as long as they’re IC and their actions/characterization differences from how I see them are justified in the story, I love to see a plucky heroine.
  4. I love you!/I know.  [carbonite]: nothing i love more than a big confession of love right before some hugely traumatic event.
  5. cliffhangers: I whine and cry about them but they make me happy.