May I say, I love your new Enjoltaire fic? Its so pure, I just want to wrap E up in a hug, and give him a socializing 101 book. Can I ask for some of the fashion advice people write in for Bahorel? I feel like his answers are always along the lines of 'more mesh, less pressure to fulfill traditional beauty standards'
I’m so glad you liked it! Enjolras isn’t necessarily terrible at people in general but he is fairly terrible at Grantaire, I think. Good thing he was asking advice from the person best qualified to give it in that case!
As for Bahorel, his column is a monthly affair and literally everyone on the campus reads it. It’s online-only because it tends to be picture and link heavy.
The iconic one would be “You said for people wanting to show their legs off to wear skirts or short shorts, but dudes can’t really do that, and we don’t really look sexy in gym shorts. What about guys who want to show our legs off? Is it only skinny jeans?” And the response is just a picture of Bahorel scowling wearing a sharp blazer and a fluffy tulle skirt that does indeed make his calves look amazing.
But he gets a lot of people saying “Your advice is always to dress for our best assets, but what if we don’t feel like we have any assets?” and Bahorel is very good at helping those people out. “Dude or dudette or non-binary-dude-type-person, everybody’s got assets! Everything is an asset if you phrase it right, or to somebody. The question’s just what YOU like best. Do you think your left wrist is cool? Find a bracelet you love. Into your sternum? V-neck time!”
Also he keeps an exhaustive list of various places to find good clothes for bodies the fashion industry doesn’t like to dress, from plus sizes to lingerie recommendations for trans folk to clothes without tags or lots of seams.
Eventually he starts a vlog channel and ends up doing a series of videos about ways to use your local thrift store that don’t require you to completely rebuild garments.
DANCE MAJORS AU. (Part 1, Part 1.5,Part 2, Part 2.5, Part 3 finale) Contemporary Ballet Dancer Shiro is someone everyone admires and basically Everyone’s Crush™ but he already have his eyes set on a certain new hip-hop dancer recruit next door who’s always wearing red. He doesn’t have the guts to ask him out–at all. However, he asks if he could teach him hip-hop dancing.
after they become legit, are the fowls famous?? do the paparazzi follow them around and shoot photographs for tabloids? are they on magazines? do they set fashion trends? do they appear on talk shows? does snl make skits about them? do ppl tape posters of artemis on their walls bc they have crushes on him?
a) what do you think made even stand out to isak? b) what do you think made isak stand out to even?
Hmmmm. I think that might be one of those mysteries of chemistry? :D They were definitely attracted at first sight. They saw the other and they popped. They were a possibility.
I like the detail that Isak looked up when Even laughed. Something in that laugh caught his attention and then, of course, something about his face (that guy was fucking handsome by any standard, okay). He was caught already, caught on something physical but maybe also something undefinable. Even if they hadn’t met at Kosegruppa, Isak would still have been looking at him because what made him stand out had already happened. But when they did… I think what reeled him in was all the little things: how easy it was to fall into conversation with him, his laugh, his voice, the flutter in Isak’s stomach just from sitting next to him. And sometimes these gut feelings are just right because every new little thing made Isak like him more. He watched that video again and again, letting Even’s voice heat him, remembering how it felt to have that smile aimed at him.
I like to imagine the same thing happened for Even. It was the first day of school and he happened to see Isak laughing with his friends across the courtyard and the world tipped into slow motion. There was something about him that made Even’s heart pick up. After that, his eyes would find him. He was a little too aware, he’d look up and there he’d be. But what do you see of anyone when you don’t know them? Was it Isak surrounded by friends, laughing, eyes alight as he roasted Magnus someone? Maybe he saw him sullen and crabby in the morning, brows furrowed as he struggled with his locker? Maybe he caught him, eyes distant as he sat eating lunch, hearing but not listening. Maybe, being someone who likes stories, Even entertained himself with little ideas about who he could be. It made it okay to watch him, maybe, more than he should. He was rounding out a story in his head.
What I wonder, though, is when was the tipping point? Because at some point, Even decided he had to meet this boy. At some point, he discovered his ~skill as an attempted rapper. And I look suspiciously at the floodgates it mighthave opened, if you heard a name, if you’d poked around one day and clicked on “isakyaki”…
He made Even smile, fucking grin to himself, how could he not? But knowing more only made him want more.
replaying BBS0.2 and I’m just now realizing that when it zooms in on Ven during the trio scene, his eyes. actually. move. a couple times. it’s super subtle and I probably only noticed this time because I was sitting right in front of my tv BUT???
I thought it was strange enough that his eyes were open in the first place if the illusion was just representing his physical self as Aqua remembered him last (like Terra) bECAUSE HIS EYES HAVE NOT OPENED SINCE HE WENT TO SLEEP
SO IF TERRA AND AQUA WERE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE
BUT VEN WAS THERE
ARE YOU TELLING ME VEN MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR THEM BUT HE JUST COULDNT RESPOND BECAUSE HE’S SLEEPIKLSDL’L;AKDJFA