idek how to tag this obviously

unrelated to assorted book flailings

I was trying to watch The Bold Type because Pretty Lesbian Gifsets Are Very Compelling 

and just

*sighs*

while the characters are mostly appealing, and when they make mistakes they’re not TSTL sorts of things just to serve the plot they are grounded well in character and setting, it is fundamentally Not My Sort Of Drama (and I spend most of every episode prepared for mortifying second-hand embarrassment. to give the show credit, it doesn’t actually happen most of the time, but it still feels like it’s going to) and also

like, I don’t know what the production side of things looks like

but it seems (speaking as a very white person) that it was created/written by Very White People™ which is a shame with a black lady lead and a recurring/LI who is, uh Iranian? (I don’t remember, they emphasize Muslim more than country, and the actress is Canadian-Pakistani iirc.) It’s just. *hands*

so, i’ve heard

i wrote something because i heard harry was previously exploited by someone and well, that’s not very nice. anyway enjoy!

Almost: 2.2k Pairing: Narry.

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Paige Reifler confirms meeting Harry Styles during boybanders break between the Asian and European leg of the tour, are they going to patch things up? If the pictures are anything to go by it might just be the hottest news of the summer. Sorry, Harry girls’ looks like Hazza might just be off the market. Ow!

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imthelcstprincess  asked:

Mermaid & Dragon!!

Vampire: Tag someone of whom you’ve been a longtime fan.

W E L L ( mwaha ) — long longlonglonglONG time fan of @amongthcwreck obviously. like sometimes i just sit down and i’m like ‘shit dudes liz writes with me’ and that?????IDEK HOW THAT’S POSSIBLE BUT APPARENTLY IT IS AND I’VE LEGIT FLAILED ABOUT THIS a lot. a lot more than i should publicly admit. for fear that restraining orders might be filed for .BUT ANYWAY yeah okay so before i ever wrote with liz i knew liz bc it’s like those ‘buy one quality blog, get another free’ type things and i followed fish bc klaus nad then liz bc QUALITY and bc i was intrigued af and then from that point on i just adored everything about her blog. and her. but holy shit like, i watched 4 ( it was 4 right? ) seasons of a show that i had previously no interest in just bc i was like ‘i gotta find a way to get ALL THE THINGS’ and so that i could properly flail over her characterization ( totally flail-worthy, i assure you all, in case you didn’t know. which you should have. ) if you need me, i’ll be in my corner sobbing about liz

Dragon: Tag someone who you see as really dedicated to their muse.

my love and light — @lupusrexx — like even before i started writing with harley, i loved her blog purely for how much she obviously loved alex. at first, ( bc i’m a big ouat fan ) i had trouble being like ‘ok, ok not captain hook.’ but at this point??? at this point i can’t look at captain hook and be like NO. NOT ALEX. OKAY. NO, HOOK. NOT ALEX. like i’m serious, i feel like alex is a canon entity. i feel like he was in tvd from the beginning. the way harley writes him and how she throws herself into even the smallest little bits of his backstory is something i honestly truly enjoy seeing. every time she talks about her muse i get this big dopey smile on my face and the fact that i can be around to see that level of adoration is something i consider a great great honor.

ok this is something i’ve tried to ignore but it’s rly starting to bother me so like here we go i guess

why do ppl almost always hc the quiet and/or awkward characters as asexual??

like?? u can be quiet and/or awkward and not be ace?? ur sexuality has literally nothing to do with ur personality?? it’s honestly so annoying that ppl automatically jump to the conclusion that a character must be ace just bc they’re a lil quiet or socially awkward

anyone can be ace. just like anyone can be gay or bi or pan etc. im sick of constantly seeing the same thing over and over. like ya, as an ace person, it’s nice to see ppl making ace headcanons but like. when it’s the same type of character 90% of the time it gets rly aggravating bc its like ppl are saying that there’s a certain image for what an ace person is supposed to be like and act like and that’s just. gross tbh. bc we’re all so different, just like any other person?? and obv im not saying that there isn’t quiet/awkward ppl who are ace bc obv there is, but not every ace person is like that?? lack of sexual attraction isn’t an explanation or reason for why a person/character is quiet or awkward. it’s a completely separate thing?? it’s honestly not that hard to understand like. i myself am awkward as fuck but it has nothing to do with my asexuality u feel me

im not saying to stop headcanoning quiet/awkward characters as ace, that’s not the point im trying to get across, i just. i want ppl to think about this more and be more diverse with the characters they hc as ace u know?? pls stop headcanoning characters as ace solely bc of a few personality traits they possess. and this isn’t directed at fellow ace ppl bc like obviously as ace ppl we’re not gonna stereotype, we just wanna see ourselves in characters we love and that’s rad. but i just rly want all the non-ace ppl to read this and understand how tiring it can be to see the same thing over and over. obviously i can’t speak for every ace person—im sure this isn’t something that bothers every ace person, but i know it bothers me

this got rly long and ranty but im just. rly salty abt this tbh and im sorry if im not making much sense lmao

letherintoyourheart  asked:

Forgive me if this comes off rude, but why are not looking forward to Age of Ultron?

not at all! it’s not necessarily that i’m not looking forward to aou in particular (although i do have my reservations about the movie from what little we know of it). i’m wary of the road the mcu is heading down in a much broader sense. thus far, every single solo film released by the studio has starred a white, straight, cis man–and if the movies announced for phase three are any indication, that’s not a pattern marvel intends to break anytime soon. fans have been clamoring for a black widow film since her role in the avengers made natasha a household name, but instead, we get confirmation of ant-man and doctor strange (both of whom non-comics fans are markedly less familiar with), and feige hailing captain america: the winter soldier as ”basically a black widow movie”. 

“Are you’re doing a Black Widow movie?” And part of me wanted to say, “Well, we did, and it’s called Captain America: The Winter Soldier.Wait until you see it! (x)

…okay, feige. on top of that, he doesn’t seem to have a very good grasp on why ignoring the company’s women, poc, and queer characters (many of whom are very accessible to budding fans, and whose stories could all too easily be adapted for the big screen) is unacceptable. rather than acknowledge the fact that the mcu has not been very diverse, and that it can stand to do better, he kind of…gave himself a pat on the back for incorporating minorities at all, even though the few existent ones occupy minor roles with limited amounts of screentime. 

With Widow what’s great is the interaction with all the team members, and the question is whether we want to pluck her out of that. I’m very proud of the way the Marvel movies handle the female characters who are in all the movies we are making, as opposed to feeling the pressure of ‘When are you doing a female movie?’ We’re exploring a lot of Widow, and that’s going to continue with Age of Ultron in a big way. (x)

characters like thor, iron man, and captain america are allowed the opportunity to interact with their teammates in ensemble movies like the avengers, while also benefiting from their own, separate franchises–but natasha’s a different story…i wonder why that might be. they’ve also been fairly evasive about the speculation surrounding captain marvel or black panther being adapted for the silver screen; some fans have high hopes for an announcement at sdcc next week, but i’m hesitant to get my hopes up on that count. 

so, ultimately, all of this ties closely into aou, which is precisely what its predecessor was–a film that focuses primarily on a bunch of white, male superheroes, and congratulates itself on the few women it spotlights. to add insult to injury, whedon cast wanda and pietro maximoff (who will make their debut in this film) with white actors, despite the fact that they are canonically romani jews. in fact, there are a lot of issues with whedon’s handling of the maximoffs, from the weird, ableist descriptions of wanda’s mental illness (this is a habit of whedon’s. see: river tam and drusilla) to the fact that the post-credits scene at the end of the winter soldier shows us that they’re currently in the hands of von strucker, a nazi. all in all, the erasure of the maximoff twins’ heritage has some super gross implications, since the discrimination their parents faced was so important to their legacy–especially when you take into account that mutants (or “miracles” as they’ll be known in the mcu) are essentially one big metaphor for minority groups. 

and, of course, people are wary of the extent to which tony stark’s presence will dominate aou. the mcu capitalizes…very heavily on rdj’s popularity as an actor and (by proxy) his recognizability as a character within the franchise. in the avengers, he received the most screentime, despite the fact that thor was the brother of the film’s main villain (which meant that his perspective was arguably much more relevant to the narrative), and he was ultimately the one who had a hero’s epiphany and saved the day. he now has three solo movies under his belt, and yet whedon is reorienting the plot of aou around him…which has fans concerned about a repeat scenario. 

this was longer than i meant it to be, but these are some of the qualms i have going into aou. there are bright spots, obviously–like the confirmation that sam and rhodey will make appearances (though i doubt their roles will be very large), and that natasha will play a more significant part. but, generally…i’m pretty leery about it.