lee you need to read this

okay, so I’ve seen multiple posts just today that were basically like “haha who ever said adulthood was having your life together and everything figured out, I’m 28 and real life is drowning me as much as it ever was”

and like…the answer to that is…adults. adults said that. generation after generation, the narrative from adults to young people has been, “you are a dumb kid who doesn’t know the world or yourself but I am a Grownup with Life Experience™, and that’s why you’re supposed to do what I tell you, that’s why I don’t need to listen to your thoughts and feelings, that’s why society imagines me as a full human being and you as something that’s going to grow into a full human being.”

there’s a great book all about this that I’ve had a lot of my students read - Childhood and Society, by a sociologist named Nick Lee. Lee argues that the child/adult binary is a socially constructed one, based, like any other such binary, on an imagined idea of clearly oppositional characteristics. specifically, he says that children are imagined as incomplete, unstable (as in their lives and experiences are constantly changing, not as in mentally unstable), and dependent, and adults as complete, stable, and independent. those characteristics don’t match up to reality if you think about them too hard for even a moment - no one is truly independent, adults’ lives aren’t stable, what does judging a human being’s “completeness” even mean - but it doesn’t matter, because our culture is so obsessed with believing in them.

and adults being forced to pretend they’re complete and independent and living stable lives is one of the toxic ways all this plays on people of all ages.

I really hope that seeing my generation talk like this - just flat-out admit that we don’t know what the hell we’re doing any better than we did ten years ago - means we have the potential to break this cycle. but honestly, entering my 30s and having seen so many people my age turn into those adults who act like they have life so well figured out compared to those dumb kids, it doesn’t seem likely. we might be a little better than we could’ve been, but too many of us are going down that tired old road of transitioning from talking about how much smarter we are than our parents to talking about how much smarter we are than our kids, just like every generation does when it hits this age.

I guess what I’m saying is, please, young 20-somethings of today, be better ten years from now than we are.

Currently reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and it is EXCELLENT.

For those of you who don’t know what it’s about, the author dubbed it the “Big-Gay-European-Road-Trip-Novel-Set-In-The-18th-Century-You-Didn’t-Know-You-Needed” and that is exactly what this is. I’m about halfway through and it’s honestly sky-rocketed to sit among my favourites.

hey if y'all want books with queer main characters that aren’t all about being queer you need to read Not Your Sidekick. it’s superhero/mild dystopia/conspiracy goodness with a whole cast of queer characters, including a bisexual girl as the lead and a very thoughtfully written trans boy. nobody gay dies (yay!) or suffers for being queer. sexuality and gender are a nonissue, outside of “oh no I like her but does she like girls???” it’s a lot of fun whole dissecting a bunch of superhero tropes. I got in this morning and finished it in about twelve hours. 10/10, would recommend

Little Ham Man (Small?Hamilsquad x Reader) 8

A/N: derp (had to keep that line in there)

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As you walked alone, you came to the conclusion that John was overreacting. He just didn’t understand how things worked three hundred years later. This could have been the only explanation.

But why did he have to call you stupid?

You looked around for the store that Alexander disappeared into. You finally came across the place, seeing a crowd inside. Sighing, you walked through.

Could these men stop creating crowds wherever they went?

There was a group of book lovers sitting in the lounge area? They were gathered around the man in the middle, his hair a mess. You sat in the back, listening to Alex read the poetry.

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Nct 127+Ten's reaction to their s/o feeling insecure

Request: I was wondering if I could request a nct u + nct 127 reaction to their girlfriend suffering from insecurities?

A/N: okay let’s be honest here,, we’re all at least insecure about something about ourselves right?? so i decided to write this; hope any one of you will feel better after reading this ily but then again i have like a confidence level of -293993 i need to be less insecure



He wouldn’t know what to say or do at first, only giving you an assuring smile and holding you in his arms. But as soon as you starting pouring out your true feelings and thoughts about your insecurities, he’d shower you with compliments and probably sing for you too, which makes you feel better all the time.

“You’re wonderful the way you are and i love that”

“but i’m not happy and i just feel so..?”

“i’m here to make you happy and tell you that you deserve all the love, don’t think otherwise”

Originally posted by taeiljaeh


You’re dating such a positive person, he never fails to tell you the words you need to hear the most. He’d be very understanding, and be really affectionate towards you, mainly because he feels bad that he can’t help you feel better. But because of his encouraging words and support, you eventually learn to gain more confidence, and Johnny’s proud of you.

“you’re beautiful like always”

“you see this smile on my face? it’s all thanks to you”

“come here babe, let me give you a hug”

Originally posted by blackgirlslovebts


Really understanding and becomes really soft towards you. His tone instantly becomes more gentle, and his words and actions towards you are all really delicate, because he doesn’t want to say or do anything that may cause you to be more insecure. But at the same time, he never fails to say sweet words to you, and reminds you how much he loves you.

“taeyong i just feel so.. unappreciated? like i’m not good enough”

“you’re more than enough for me”

“and there’s nothing more i can ask from you, to see you happy and confident with yourself”

“because baby you deserve it”

Originally posted by nctuhohahyes


Turns really soft and affectionate too, and literally worships you like a queen. In his eyes you mean everything to him and your flaws are even perfect to him- he loves you that much. He shows his love through actions and affection, which is why he has his arms and hands on you all the time, and gives you kisses and pecks, which make you feel loved and appreciated.

“my queen’s looking extremely gorgeous today”

“babe i’m not, i look really bad-”

“ *hugs you* in my eyes you’re always gorgeous anyways”

Originally posted by taei


Becomes your number one encourager and motivational speaker, and is always there to help you out, be it giving advice or simply just showering you with sweet and supporting words. He’d do anything just to see you feel a little confident of yourself, and is always there to remind you that he loves you.

“daily reminder from your bunny here that you’re doing great and i love you”

“i’m proud of you”

Originally posted by taeiloves


Upset with himself because he isn’t able to help you, and as a boyfriend, he feels that he has the responsibility to always encourage you. Which is why he’s there to cheer you on/up like a small child, giving small cheers and doing cute little dances, which always help to make you feel better because it’s too adorable. But also, he jokes around with you a lot, and because of that his positivity eventually gets to you.

“you look great!!”

“honestly you could go out of the house right now and so many people would stare because you’re that beautiful”

Originally posted by ten-ie


A mixture of Johnny and Yuta, sometimes he doesn’t know how to put his thoughts to words, so he ends up cuddling you and showering you with kisses. Other times, he tells and assures you with words you need to hear the most, and he’s also such a positive person his giggles and laugh could make you feel better honestly.

“i’m thankful you’re here with me”

“i love you so much”

Originally posted by why-jaehyun


Like Taeil, he wouldn’t know what to do at all, and is confused as to why you were insecure. But he doesn’t say anything at all and just gives you an encouraging and assuring smile, which helps you feel better anyways. He also shows a lot of affection, mainly backhugs and small little cuddles. Also loves rubbing your noses together, which always leaves you in a big blushing mess, but you’re feeling better anyways.

“princess, you’re really beautiful”

“babe i can’t help but think i’m not”

“trust me, you are”

Originally posted by y-ta


He wouldn’t understand why you were insecure at first, mainly because in his eyes, you were perfect. Gets all flustered and clueless because he doesn’t know what to do and how to make you feel better. But still, he shows you his encouragement and support, and expresses his love and concern for you through the songs and raps he writes almost everyday. Loves giving you small hugs to make you feel better and if he needs to, gives you small pecks on the cheek too.

“you’re always wonderful!!”

“in my eyes you’re already perfection”

Originally posted by nakamotens


Becomes really soft and sensitive when it comes to you, and tries his best not to tease you too much or say anything that may hurt your feelings or make you feel worst. Gives you cute little nicknames that only he can call you, and becomes really affectionate around you. Hugs and pecks everywhere!! And he’d do anything to make you smile.

“you know something babe?”

“yes hyuck?”

“you’re really beautiful and I love you”

“also do remember that in my whole lifetime i only and will only say that to you”

Originally posted by donghyukslee

Winter’s coming, but not fast enough. These books will tide you over until Game of Thrones season 6 premieres.

Looking for some kick-ass ladies?

Maybe you like your kick-ass ladies to come with a great destiny?

What about fierce battles and daring deeds?

Need a touch of magic?

One word: DRAGONS.

Happy reading!

Southside Princess (Jughead x Reader) *Prologue*

Prompt: Hi. Can you write something where female reader is friends with Jughead but she’s from the southside if town (bc I refuse to believe that all his friends are from the “good” side of town) and she is invited to his birthday party, they talk, maybe they had a fight? And there is angst and the ending is up to you. Can be platonic or not, however you want :)

Could you do a like, platonic reader x Joaquin where the reader is basically like his younger sibling and he does his best to protect them from doing idiotic things ( which is v often bc they’re a teenager)

A/N: Okay So I decided to mixed these two prompts together because why not? I’ll be making this into a few different. 


Southside Princess (Jughead x Reader)

The Rose Family have always been the royalty of Southside.

Papa Rose was known for being the leader of the Serpents. Mama Rose was famous for her kindness and willingly to help out any family under their little “kingdom” as the youngest Rose liked to call it.

(Y/n) Rose was Southside’s Princess since the day she was born. Everyone adored her. Her bright smile, bold attitude and a crown on her head.

When (Y/n) turned 10, Papa Rose was killed in a deal gone wrong. Mama Rose couldn’t take the hurt of losing her beloved and fled town without her princess. Leaving her to answer to the kingdom without-

“(Y/n)?” You look up to see FP Jones. His tired smile stitched on his face.

“Yeah?” You shut the book in your hands and turn fully to face the man in front of you.

FP Jones was the one who took over your father’s place. You begged him not to because you knew he had a family. Kids. You knew that a Serpent’s life was easily taken away and you didn’t want his kids to lose him like you lost your father. But there was no one else that would step up to the plate and you couldn’t do it just yet.

“I got some more deals I have to tend to, You good here?” You grin at the man.

“Yeah, Joaquin and Lex will be here soon.” He laughs and shakes his head.

“Don’t get into any big trouble. I don’t need to bail you three out of jail again.”

As He turns away, you yell for him to do the same.

“Rosie, This isn’t a good idea.” Joaquin sighs as you stick your tongue out at the boy.

“Listen, JQ. You can leave and Lex will help me.” You take one of the paint cans from your bag.

Your best friend, Lex, laughs at the boy and flips her long black hair over her shoulder. “You heard the Princess. Unless you’re gonna help or keep watch, scram.”

Turning your attention to the wall in front of you, her name stands out.

“Let’s get some justice.” Your voice strong with emotion.

“For Sami.” Joaquin nods and grabs a can.

After finishing your masterpiece, the three of you split up. Joaquin left to see his new boyfriend, Kevin Keller, while his father was away. Lex went home to see her sister. But You didn’t have a family or anyone else but the serpents to go to.

Taking off the crown on your head, you stuff it into your bag as you cross through the fields. You needed a break from being the Princess. You were sick of seeing the serpents all the time.

Wandering around the forest, you spot a boy sat by the water.

“You know there was a boy who was recently found dead in these waters?” You say jokingly.

His head turns and you suck in a breath. Jughead. FP’s Kid.

He had his father’s unmistakable eyes.

“You know there’s a killer on the loose?” He replies back, making you laugh.

If only he knew just how wrong he was.

“There is? Oh no, I’m so scared.” You wave your hands around as you plop yourself down next to the boy.

“Jughead Jones the Third.” I know.

“(Y/n) Rose.”

A/N: Let me know what you think so far and if I should continue it! I’ve been wanting to do this idea for a while but wasn’t sure if you guys would want to read it. xxx

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Wow!! It’s already WEEK SEVEN of Hannah’s Sunday Reading List! Once again, I apologize for getting this out so late - it was a nightmare trying to get all of the links and remember everything I said for the reviews after my computer pooped out on me, but it all worked out!!! There are some new authors on this list this week, so make sure to send them some love, along with all of the other wonderful writers I got the pleasure of reading this week!

Enough of me rambling, here’s this week’s list: 

Plus, She’s Amazing (Part 2) by @imagicana (Luke Alvez x Reader) 
This was wayyy cute! I love a little flustered Luke… :-) The way he is so infatuated with the reader makes me smile. Each of his failed attempts to get her to notice him made me both laugh and feel sorry for him at the same time. Poor guy just wanted to tell her how he felt! I thought the ending was perfect. I really like your writing style, and this two parter was adorable! I really enjoyed it :)

Ready or Not? by @criminally-yours (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Ahhhh I need more!! That is so like Spencer to test run his trips to the hospital that many times, and I’m sure he’s already read every baby book known to man lol. This was really sweet and I liked how you involved the whole team in it too. It made me laugh that Spencer seemed to be freaking out more than the reader hahaha. Dang it Mari, you’ve given me the Daddy!Spencer feels now… Always a pleasure to read your work!!

Sleepyhead by @spencerreidsmiles (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Oh how I love this angry, sleepy, pregnant reader! I’ve never been pregnant before, but knowing some pregnant women, this is pretty accurate to their stories about not being able to sleep when they were heavily pregnant. Spencer is so sweet in this, and as always, totally true to what I would think he would be like as a soon to be father. Your stories are always so great!!! Seeing you post makes me smile xx

Newest Addition by @reidoneshots (Derek Morgan x Reader) 
Yay for Morgan fics!!! What an awesome change of pace for me to read. :-) I definitely feel like something I would do, first of all hahaha. The reader is so excited and I love that Morgan was just a puddle at her feet. TBH, I haven’t ever read a lot of Morgan, but I think you captured him perfectly. Although this fic made me miss him being on the show very much… Thank you for giving me the Morgan feels!! lol

First Sight by @hipstercinderellageek (Spencer Reid x Isabelle (Will’s Sister)) 
This was just incredible!! I am so so happy that you tagged me in it :-) This is such a heavy subject, and I think you handled it beautifully. The connection between Spencer and Isabelle is amazing and so sweet. I am always so amazed by people who can think of such eloquent story lines and go so into detail. You kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time - your writing is amazing!!! I hope to see more from you soon xx

New Sensations by @dontshootmespence (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
This was so realistic! Very raw, very real… I think everyone’s first time is awkward and I’m glad that you pointed that out!! Very reassuring to your virgin readers out there :-) I enjoyed how light hearted the relationship between the reader and Spencer was. I love that they were able to laugh about their awkwardness. As always, your writing was so beautiful. xx

Lullaby by @original-criminal-fanfics (Spencer Reid x Paige (OC)) 
I AM SO HEARTBROKEN!!! Ugh Jasey, I think you’ve killed me! Your writing was so descriptive, I could literally feel the pain and grief just rolling off of poor Spencer… My heart hurts so much after reading this. I’m happy with his decision, and I thought it was so cool that they brought Hotch in to talk to him since he had been in a similar situation. You have so much talent, Jas xx

Criminal Minds AU - Revelations by @remember-me-forever-silent-angel (Spencer x Sister!Reader (Allyson))  
Okay so for your AU I’m gonna have to just put certain parts on here because there is sooo much to go over and not enough detail. I am so psyched for this whole entire episode, and it started off with a bang!!! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but the way you write is absolutely incredible. You can really feel the emotion Allyson is feeling the strong connection between her and Reid. I see that you’ve posted the next part, and I can’t wait to read it :)

Neighbors by @sassygeek77 (Luke Alvez x Reader) 
I am LIVING for this series. I love everything about it - the slow build up to the relationship, the teasing, the friendship… UGH this is everything I wish I could write for a series. Luke is so playful in this and I can really tell that the reader and him are starting to fall for each other hard. I love the series that have a slow build ups like this. Watching this relationship unfold is so beautiful, as is your writing!! So excited for more :-)

High Tensions by @criminal-minds-fanfiction (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
YESSSS this series… Cher, you’re gonna kill me with this one. I love to read the reactions to this one hahaha. You always write this sexy, filthy side of Spencer so well. And the teasing, OH THE TEASING. The friggin buildup in this fic is outstanding. You’re a little evil, dragging us all along like this. Luckily, I’ve read this masterpiece before, but I am enjoying it just as much the second time you’re reposting it. So much love to you, my dear!!

Blow Your Mind by @holagubler (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Girl, I just want to take a minute to thank you for doing “Smutmas.” It’s the highlight of my friggin’ life when I see that you’ve posted for it!!! This whole thing was so so hot, like… it’s hard to find words to tell you how great this was. Dominant Spencer is one of my favorite things to read so this sure was a treat for me!! Everything in this was so easy and natural to read :-) congratulations again on 2,000 followers!!! xx

Gallery by @criminally-yours (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Oh Mari, you know how much I love this story :-) There’s something about a date at an art gallery that just really gets to me, and this fic definitely got to me! Ugh, the way you described how infatuated Spencer was with the reader made my heart melt. And I love how different these two are! Yet they work so so well… I loved to see sweet Spencer standing up for his girl, too. Loved this!!!!

Choke On This by @zugzwangxo (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Lee!!!! This angst!!!! When you told me it was angsty, you weren’t lying! So much pain in one fic, I don’t even know what to do with myself. I love how you used and interpreted this song - it is absolutely perfect! Spencer’s coldness in this send chills down my spine - I know a lot of people don’t like unhappy endings, but I think you ended this exactly how it needed to end. No sugarcoating here! You broke my heart in the best ways possible. Well done!

Yes, Doctor by @reidbyers (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
And my gravestone will read: “Death by really hot fanfic.” MY GOD this was just like, out of this world. I could totallyyy see Spencer having a doctor fantasy like this. I’ve read this like a hundred times, I shit you not. This and all of your other works are amazing!!! I feel like a kid in a candy store reading all of your NSFW Sunday drabbles. Keep doing what you’re doing, because you are hella good at it!!!

First Time by @original-criminal-fanfics (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Awww, this was so sweet! I’m going to accept this fic as an apology for killing me with your other fic… ;-) And I think you’re great at writing first times!! It was realistic and still very hot. You wrote Spencer so well - his concern for the reader was so sweet. Everything about this was so so special. Makes me smile seeing a soft side of Spencer! Once again, you have outdone yourself Jasey xx

The Past That Was Once Ours by @dontshootmespence (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
I really, really loved this, Nicole!! Very heartbreaking in the best way possible. It’s definitely not easy to write Spencer as a cheater, but I love to read it when it’s done as well as you did it. The song wove in with the story very gracefully; I love that song so much, lol. And even though they didn’t get back together, I think the ending was absolutely perfect for this story. Thank you for breaking my heart!! I will forgive you… this time ;-)

Weirdos by @hotchnerfuckmeup (Emily Prentiss x Reader) 
I am happy to let you know that this is the first Emily x Reader I’ve ever read!!! And it met all of my expectations and more!! It was the most adorable thing I’ve ever read, ugh! Be still, my heart! S/o to Rossi for making that happen and being a super cool dad… I would love to read what happened next, if you’re up for it of course hehe. This was a perfect first Emily fic for me to read!

Paintings by @reidimagines (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Once again, I am a sucker for those stories in an art museum! In my eyes, it’s like the perfect place to meet someone. I really liked this reader; I feel like she’s going to give Spencer a run for his money for sure. Your writing style is very natural and lemme just say that you are really great with writing dialogue! All of it sounds so real. I love love love this fic!

Excuses by @frankwrite (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
I am always so blown away by those who write fanfiction where English isn’t their first language. This story made me smile, and it was so so good! Such a cute storyline and it was well written, too! Spencer was too cute in this, finding an excuse to spend more time with the reader. I definitely think this is something that he would do in the show too, haha! Well done my friend, I am excited to read more from you!! xx

Pining by @brywrites (Spencer Reid x Reader) 
Every time I see that you updated, I scream a little bit inside because I know it’s going to blow my mind; of course you did that with “Pining”! Honestly, I kind of hate you because you’re so good at writing. Okay okay, I don’t actually hate you, but you get what I’m trying to say ;-) I look up to you and your writing so much. Whenever I read one of your stories, it inspires me to write my own and I can’t thank you enough for that! You are my own personal ray of sunshine, Bry. Never stop writing!!

Extra Special Shout Out to my girl Red because I am an idiot

{Reaction} Moaning in front of Monsta X for the first time.

Lee Minhyuk 

Originally posted by celes-tae

You would be studying something difficult, which would cause you to moan in frustration. But as the noise reaches Minhyuk, it would filter a very different way.

{y/n}: “This is so hard”

Minhyuk: *Hugs you from behind before whispering close to your ear.* “I have something much harder, Jagiya”

Yoo Kihyun

Originally posted by hshi

You were sat on the sofa in your small apartment, both you and Kihyun hugging blankets to get as much warmth as possible. You let out a moan of relief as the heater finally came on.

{y/n}: “Ahh finally, heat.”

Kihyun: *Grabs your wrists and pushes you back on the sofa as he straddles your hips with his thighs* “If you want to feel hot, you should have just asked.”

Shin Ho Seok/ Wonho

Originally posted by wonhontology

He would be purposefully trying to make you moan. He’d be kissing you deeply and pulling every possible move he could to get a reaction out of you, but grunting with annoyance with each failed attempt as you teased him. When he finally got the sweet sound he wanted, his eyes would turn lustful.

Wonho: “If you’re as smart as you claim, Jagiya, listen to me. Or I might have to get rough.”

Son Hyun Woo/ Shownu 

Originally posted by hyungvon

Your moans drive him crazy, especially when he’s the one that makes the sound to escape your lips. But the first time he heard it was unexpected to him.

He was cuddling with you on the sofa, watching an old movie. His hand was ‘innocently’ playing with the hem of your shirt, but as his fingertips brushed over skin underneath it, the moan came from you and his eyes flickered from innocent to lustful in a matter of seconds.

Shownu: “… You… Me… Bedroom. Now”

Lim Chang Kyun/ I.M.

Originally posted by wonwoosvt

You were making out with him on the sofa and he was about to pull away to ask you if it was a good idea to take this to the bedroom, but when a soft moan escaped from your lips, he changed his mind instantly and took you there and then on the sofa.

I.M: “Keep moaning like that Jagi, and I’ll make you a very happy girl.”

Chae Hyungwon 

Originally posted by cozywonho

You were going over a script for a new drama. In this particular scene you were supposed to get white I intimidate with the other lead role.  You read over the lines, letting fake moans roll off your tongue until Hyungwon walked in.

{y/n}: “Do my moans sound too fake?”

Hyungwon: “Yes, definately. How about I take you to the bedroom right now so you learn how to do it properly.”

Lee Jooheon

Originally posted by trainingpanda

You moaned as you lay in the blankets of the bed as the warmth surrounded you. You drifted off to sleep but after the sound you just made Jooheon was far from tired.

Jooheon: “Jagi… wake up.”

{y/n}: “What do you want Jooheon, I’m tired.”

Jooheon: “I have a problem and I need your help…”

@frozen-delight I saw you were interested in the whole Dean as Other & Dean as Feminine parts of my thesis? :)

I’m making this as a separate post because I wasn’t sure if hijacking someone’s (excellent) meta wouldn’t be rude.

I can’t exactly copy paste from the thesis because unfortunately it was written in my native language. Also, the hypothetical reader of the thesis was supposed to be a person who is not familiar with the show so I had to bring up a lot of stuff that is very well known to us, fans, so that would be too much talking about the obvious, I guess.

Dean as the Other (and the outcast) 

The starting point to writing about Dean in terms of being the Other, was a comparison of similarities with Dean from Kerouac’s „On the Road”. It kinda went from there.

I focused on the society-related aspect of it within the diegesis, and because of that, I brought the most attention to the early seasons. I felt like later on the Dean – society dichotomy kind of went away within the narrative as progressively the Winchesters were mostly interacting with other people and beings that were related to the supernatural world.

Dean was both marked as the Other by society and by himself – from the outsider’s point of view, he stands against everything that constitutes the ideal american life style. He detests the middle class and the „values” it represents, which osciliate between consumptionism and superficial morality. The main and first reason why he’s marked as such, is of course, being a hunter of the supernatural, which, in his case, is related to socio-economical degradation: there was a peaceful, middle class-ish life in Kansas (a conservative state which only stronger resonates with the traditional american ideal) and suddenly there was no home, financial issues, constant danger and a dysfunctional family with the extra bonus of alcohol problems and violence. And it’s important to note that while Sam doesn’t remember the past and the change, Dean does. It only adds to his trauma and vision of self that completely differs from what is considered „normal.” Dean learns everything from John and excels at it – a history of violence, lack of a stable job and firm emotional connections, living on the Road, acquiring money through gambling, using fake credit cards and presumably even prostitution (not confirmed canon, just Jensen’s words) – all of that places Dean even below the „blue collar”. To add to that, most of the time he can’t even explain his action to people because that would mean having to explain the supernatural. All of it makes the society percieve him as unpredictable and dangerous, as something that disrupts he suburban life harmony, as a threat. Makes him feel like he doesn’t fit (as shown in “Bugs” and “What is and what should never be”, “Exile on main street”). People distance themselves from him (even Sam, who craved normalcy and upward mobility, and in no way wanted to become like his brother), Dean distances himself from them. In a way, he isn’t even a part of the family unit – Sam always was the son, Dean was the „tool.” In practice, until Sam left for Stanford, it wasn’t „John, Sam and Dean.” It was „John, Sam and that.” Inside the hunting community, he didn’t exactly fit either – didn’t fit the hunter ideal – too sensitive, too pretty, too different.

I also find it interesting how it’s only Dean who gets repeatedly pictured as an animal. Dog!Dean is the most blatant example but not the most interesting in the context of his otherness and attempts to evoke some kind of beast-related asociations in the audience. It’s one thing that Sonny’s called him Dee-dawg and that dog imagery is strongly related to Dean.What really gets to me is that in „Dream a Little Dream of Me” Dean circles dream!Dean (or should I say, the other Dean) like an animal that prepares for an attack (also, the exchange between the two suggests Dean doesn’t exactly see himself as human). And of course, there’s „On the Head of a Pin”, where Dean is not only referred to as „Grasshopper”, but is told that he’s been carved into a whole new animal. Also, I would argue that the fact only Dean was made to become a torturer on the show, amplifies his otherness, in a way. No other character can relate to this sort of damaging experience. That particular burden makes him different than any other human on SPN.

The narrative also presents him as the Other through making other characters the subjects that don’t get their basic agency get meddled with on every available occasion, while Dean has it denied all the time. His choices, emotions and reactions aren’t supposed to be independent, but always are meant to be relative to the rest of his family (mostly). In this aspect, he doesn’t get to be an autonomous being. His loved ones are the Absolute, he is the Opposite.

As for Dean seeing himself as something else – all of it is highlighted in „Skin”, both in dialogue between the brothers and by the shapeshifter!Dean revealing Dean’s secrets, which, literally presents Dean as the Other, seeing how it’s Dean’s skin the monster chooses and how it thinks Dean and it are very much alike.

 Dean & Femininity

The most important and narrative-affecting part of coding Dean as feminine, is him being a victim of parentification (the mechanism affected Sam and John as well, but differently). Dean became Sam’s mother in all the possibile ways. In regards to John, Dean in many aspects stepped into the stereotypically female spouse’s place. In both cases it was instrumental and emotional: Dean was the emotional caregiver, the one who created the „homely warmth”, the one who passed on the tradition, the one who was supposed to keep Sam and John healthy, he was the one who prepared food and made sure there would be food in the first place. He was the mediator between Sam and his father. During conflicts between the two, Dean always shielded Sam with his own body. Symbolically, because of the deal Dean made, he not only gave his life away for Sam, he became his mother even in the aspect of literally giving Sam life.

Even Dean’s personal heaven is a part of the coding. The things that Dean’s soul craves for the most and what he remembers most fondly are things that are associated with women – his heaven consisted of having a happy family, of love, of giving and recieving care. It’s a stark contrast with Sam’s heaven which represented things associated with masculinity – aiming for independence and both social and economical success that would put him in position above other people, wanting to be respected, in general.

Dean i also almost always mirrored not by men, but by women (and also obligatory by mothers, like Linda Tran). Working kind of like Jung’s animas, the female characters are an expression of the emotions and behaviors that Dean doesn’t accept in himself, those he doesn’t want to talk about, those that are supposed to show not tell about his state and those that might also be seen as foreshadowing. Since I was looking into the pat tern with a very specific context in mind, I chose Betsy, Charlie and Suzie Lee as my examples. Since the first two have been analysed to death both in fandom and in my thesis, I’ll Just briefly bring up Suzie Lee since I’ve never seen her mentioned. I read her, in short, as a mirror to Dean deciding to return to his old behaviors and mechanisms, deciding to abandon his personal needs to again become an effective tool (part commentary, part foreshadowing; all of it due to guilt, as always. Because the day the spn narrative decides to not blame Dean for something and make him feel bad, is the day you have to yell ‘christo’ at it.  But that’s a rant for another time). Suzie’s shame about a successful career in the porn industry can be seen as a mirror to Dean exceling in hunting, in using violence, in using his body as a work tool, in general. Both are also a taboo. That would be the cliff notes version, I suppose.

I’m sure there were more instances in all the seasons, in all the possibile contexts, though.

Coldhearted; Final

Pairing: Taeyong x Reader
Genre: Angst/Fluff
Summary: Being new you knew not everyone was going to accept you, but he in particular couldn’t stand you

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anonymous asked:

This past week since the election has been scary and depressing... and as someone who isn't over 18 I feel absolutely helpless. Do you know of anything that I can do to make a difference?

First, I empathize with you because I too, have been experiencing these feels. I apologize for not replying to this (way) sooner, but I was dealing with it in my own private way as well. Second, you should know that not only are you not alone, but the diagnosis for such emotional turmoil has been outlined distinctly by @robertreich

1. Normalizer Syndrome. You want to believe Trump is just another president—more conservative than most, but one who will make rational decisions. You’re under a grave delusion. Trump and his ultra-conservative cabinet pose a clear and present danger to America and the world.

2. Outrage Numbness Syndrome. You are no longer outraged by what Trump says or does because you’ve gone numb. You can’t conceive that someone like this is our president so you’ve shut down emotionally. Maybe you’ve even stopped reading the news. Please get back in touch and re-engage with what’s happening.  

3. Cynical Syndrome. You’ve become so cynical about the whole system—the Democrats who gave up on the working class, the Republicans who suppressed votes around the country, the media that gave Trump free air time, the establishment that rigged the system—that you say the hell with it. Let Trump do his worst. Well, you need to wake up. It can get a lot worse.

4. Helpless Syndrome. You aren’t in denial. You know that nothing about this is normal and you desperately want to do something to prevent what’s about to occur. But you don’t know what to do. You feel utterly helpless, powerless and immobilized.

Reich urges, “Instead of falling prey to one of these syndromes, I urge you to take action—demonstrate, make a ruckus, join with others, demand your members of congress also resist, commit yourself to changing American politics. Fighting Trump will empower you. And with that power you will not only to minimize the damage, but also get this nation and the world back on the course it must be on. We need you in the peaceful resistance.”

Recommended reading: Ross Douthat’s Books for the Trump Era’ (NY Times)‘Here are the books you need to read if you’re going to resist Donald Trump’ from Marie Myung-Ok Lee‘NINE MUST-READ BOOKS IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP’ by NINA BURLEIGH

Also read: ‘The Future Is Better Than You Think’ by @peterdiamandis; ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined’ by Steven Pinker; ‘Tomorrowland’ by Steven Kotler; ‘The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark’ by Carl Sagan; and just generally familiarize yourself with Diamandis and those of his forward-thinking-future-doing ilk. Read ‘Peter Diamandis Is The Author Of Technology’s Future’ from @forbesmagazineonline to get you started. 

Above all, as Reich said, get involved. On the side of politics, simply engage with others so that you put yourself in a more inclusive mindset where ideas can foster into tangible alternatives or concepts for change and social action. Sign petitions, write to Congress, join Facebook groups and find out what’s going on in your area. On the forward-thinking, science side of things, stay informed on technology trends, economic reports on emerging industry, and frame your daily perspective with the future in mind, not the bleak picture being painted by the artists formally known as the party of Lincoln. 

Stay curious, my friend. March and Stand Up for Science. 

Welcome to Week TWO of Hannah’s Sunday Reading List!!! Another week of beautiful writing once again… you guys seriously brought it this week! I love to see more of you tagging me in your stuff! I also added some of the other things I’ve seen on my dash as well again… Please PLEASE keep tagging me! And if you aren’t tagging me, please start to do so!! Sometimes it’s hard for me to go out and find fics so if I get tagged, bam! it’s right there in my notifications. I really love to read all of your wonderful writing and I would hate to miss it!

So without further ado…. Read, enjoy, and leave these authors feedback!!! xx

Almost Gone by @spencerreidsmiles (Spencer Reid x Reader)
OKAY CLIFFHANGER!! Does he wake up? Does she get to tell him how she feels? Does he feel the same way?? No way you can leave it like that… Your writing is beautiful as always, my dear. I loved the fairy-tale within the story and how you connected it back to the reader. I hope our poor Spencer wakes up… (if you write a part 2 to this, please don’t break my heart…)

One Night Later by @axstheticminds (Spencer Reid x Reader)
*squeals excitedly* I LOVED THIS! I’ve always wanted to see Spencer as a dad… no, I need to see Spencer as a dad. “…you were always it for me” UGH I love this line. So simple yet so romantic that it gives me chills. This is always such a great trope that I could never get tired of reading. I’m so happy that I found your blog! You are a great writer :)

The Constant by @spencerreidsmiles (Spencer Reid x Reader)
First of all, I just want to say that I love your writing style… all of the detail you use is so awesome. This was so cute! I like how you left it open for us to imagine what would happen next… Once again, I feel like you always capture our favorite doctor’s awkward, quirky character so well. You continue to grow with each and every story you write and I am living in it!!! Seeing a notification that you tagged me in something makes me so so happy. 

Passive-Agressive Partnership (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) by @dontshootmespence (Spencer Reid x Reader)
Have I ever told you how much I hate admire you? You pump out quality stories like it’s no one’s business… You are my idol, lol. Anyway, this series is phenomenal! I’m loving this dynamic you have going on between the reader and Spencer. The reader seems very Temperance Brennan-y and I’m a huge fan of that. Finally, a woman that can keep up with Spencer! Can’t wait to read more. :)

The Perfect Family (1, 2) by @axstheticminds (Spencer Reid x Reader)
I’m totally blown away by this so far like I’m already obsessed with this series. I honestly can’t stop thinking about this lol. I’ve read a lot of fanfiction (and I mean a lot) and I’ve never seen this scenario done with Spencer before. You’re a rockstar. I am not so patiently waiting to see more of this! (Pretty please? I’ll bribe you…)

Coffee and You by @brywrites (Spencer Reid x Reader)
This was amazing, Bry. There’s this post I’ve read somewhere that states something along the lines of: “We all have that one writer where they could write a McNugget AU and we’d still read it.” You are that writer to me. Everything in this flows so beautifully and honestly, I have a hard time putting it into words how much I love this story and all of your stories. I always get so excited when I see a story of yours on my timeline!

Softly (1, 2) by @criminal-minds-fanfiction (Spencer Reid x Reader)
Personally, I hated this story. And I hate you. Why would you do this to poor Urnayme? After all she’s been through? I only put this story on here so I could tell everyone how much I hated it. (But seriously, this is one of the most unique Spencer stories I’ve ever read. You’re an asshole amazing writer) It’s not like I needed my heart anyway…

The Best Kind of Punishment by @zugzwangxo (Luke Alvez x Reader)
*briskly fans self* I didn’t know how much I needed this until I read this masterpiece… WOWZA Lee!! If all y’all need some Luke Alvez in your life, I recommend you read this. Thank you for writing this. There’s not enough Luke Alvez fics out there… Could I please get some more Luke Alvez fics from you? You write him so well… Please? I’m open to dishing out bribes now…

Are You Still Awake? by @original-criminal-fanfics (Spencer Reid x Reader)
Oh you know how much I love fluff… My guilty pleasure! Not only did I enjoy this so much because of your wonderful writing, but because this is similar to how my boyfriend and I started dating… We started out as best friends as well, which is why I especially love to read fics including best friends turned more. Your writing makes me so happy, Jasey!!! Never stop xx


Genre: Angst, with a happy-ish ending tho?

Pairing: Reader X Lee Taeyong

Word Count: Roughly 2.6K

Summary: Lee Taeyong was not someone to be trifled with. He was like a disease, you needed to stay away; at least, that’s what you were told. Except, the Lee Taeyong you heard of and the one you saw were two entirely different people.

Warnings: Bullying, Suicide Attempt (toward the end); overall dark themes, despite light language being used, so if any of this triggers you, please DO NOT READ THIS.

Originally posted by kunq

You had heard the rumors about him, even before you met him. Lee Taeyong: infamous, but not for particularly pleasant reasons. Apparently, according to your friend, someone not to be associated with; an ex-bully, cheater, scammer. The list went on and on, but you weren’t particularly inclined to listen.

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YouTuber: Yoo Kihyun
Username: Kihyun
Subsrciber count: 2,247,178
Most watched video: Goblin - Beautiful (OST)
Fanbase: Kihyunies
About: Kihyun started as a photographer but due to his encouraging friends he started his YouTube channel. He made a lot of videos which were inspired by his photography but now he makes more vlogs. He started the series ‘Cook Kihyun’ where he invites his friends (who are not that good cooks) to cook some food together and have fun. It’s usually a disaster but the fans love it. He also makes reviews as he is a massive drama nerd himself and covers the songs from his favourite drama series. He still does photography as it’s his passion and he opened his own exhibition which is pretty popular among the fans. They can leave a message at the end of the exhibition which is entilted to Kihyun which he will read later on.

Monsta X as YouTubers series: Shin Hoseok, Yoo Kihyun, Lim Changkyun, Lee Minhyuk, Chae Hyungwon, Son Hyunwoo, Lee Jooheon

Finally: Part 6

Pairing: Reader x Bucky
Word Count: 1.2K
Warnings: Angst

A/N: YAY! I’m finally starting to write again! If I haven’t tagged you, please let me know (I’ve tried to get everyone!)

Feedback is always appreciated. Let me know if you want to be added to the tags list.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

A buzz sounds from your bedside table, and you roll over with a long sigh. You’ve been sulking in bed for almost a week now, telling work you were terribly sick and avoiding leaving your apartment all together. You hadn’t been eating or sleeping properly for days now; every time you closed your eyes the events from last week replayed in your mind, not able to get the sound of Bucky’s bedfellow out of your mind.

Your heart sinks as you read the 5th unanswered text message from Lee:

Hey, are you okay? I haven’t heard from you in a while… I miss you

You let another long sigh, pinching the bridge of your nose as you consider not replying. But you can’t avoid it any longer. You’d hoped that Lee would get the hint, you thought that being ignored for a week straight would be clear enough. But you needed to face the music; the very thing you’ve been avoiding.

Hi. I’m sorry, I’ve just got a lot going on right now. You’re great, it’s just I’m not in a good place right now… I’m sorry

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Just a Label || Conor Maynard Imagine

I march my way into the office, slamming the magazine in my hands down onto the desk sat in front of Conor. I watch as his body tenses, I cross my arms over my chest.

“What the fuck is this?” I half-shout, keeping my voice as calm as possible not wanting to disturb the people in the offices surrounding us.

“Y/N, You can’t believe everything you read,” He tries to wave the front cover picture of the latest magazine.

“It’s a fucking photo of you kissing Jacks ex!” I shout anger coursing through my veins.

“Photoshop,” He shrugs, not taking his eyes off the computer in front of him.

“Yeah?” I challenge.

“Mhm,” He hums.

“Conor look me,” I say tears gathering in my eye. His head turns to face me. My eye searches his face, emotionless.

“If you can look me in the eyes and tell me that its fake ill believe you,” I whisper E/C eyes locked on his electric blue ones.

“I can’t,” He says eyes still locked with mine. I bite my lip and nod my head, “Yeah I know,” I whisper.

“I would say I’m sorry, but that’s not what you want to hear right now, so ill say something that you can hate me for. I don’t love you anymore, I haven’t for months.”

My breath gets knocked out of me and a stumble a little, tears well up in my eyes, “Yeah I know,”

“Well, I guess this is the end, have a good life Y/N, I truly wish the best for you.” He stands up, placing his hand on my shoulder.

“Don’t touch me,” I say shrugging his hand off me and walking out of the office building.

Everything fell apart after that night, Conor was exposed as a cheater, the media went crazy. I broke, knowing that the person that you spent two years of your life loving had cheated on you was heartbreaking.

’@ConorMaynard I bet you cheated on your tests in school too,’ people had been bashing Conor about it for months. It’s time to stop the hate.

I set up my filming equipment and press record, “Hi everyone, It’s time to clear the air,” I take a deep breath, “As most of you probably know that Conor and I are no longer together. There have been so many rumors going around that he cheated on me and let me settle that one first, Conor and I weren’t together at the time of the photos of him kissing Veronica. So no he didn’t cheat. No, i didn’t cheat on him with Jack, causing him to kiss Jacks ex. Conor and I are fine, were friends, We don’t hate each other. We’re just not in love with each other anymore, and that’s fine guys, honestly I’m fine with it. Jack and I are friends, and friends only. No, I’m not seeing anyone else. Y'all are jumping to conclusions, and to be honest with you, its really none of your business what happened between Conor and I. Just to summarize, Conor and I broke up, no one cheated, were friends and I’m okay, so can we please just stop the hate it’s quite tiring. Okay now that that’s all said, thank you guys for watching don’t forget to like and subscribe and ill see you next week. Bye.” I say waving to the camera. I edit the video as quick as I can and upload it.

A few hours later I hear my phone buzz with a text.

‘Thank you’ It read.

'You’re welcome’ i send back, we both needed the negativity to go, we needed closer.

'Why’d you lie?’

'I didn’t,’

'But we were together?’

'We weren’t really together, we were just a label at the point,’

'Im sorry,’

I close my phone content with the way that Conor and I had left things, and who knows, maybe even one day we would be friends.

somebody write me a fic with a royal!laf where the reader is either

  1. royal too 
    1. bonus if they’re being forced to get married and she’s like “i hear the marquis is so mean” but he isN’T
      1. or maybe he is. that’s more interesting! 
    2. or an arranged marriage where the reader eventually learns to fall in love with him (and it isn’t hard bc laf is dreamy)
  2. the reader is a servant or smth and she always cleans laf’s room but he’s like “no, you don’t have to do that!!!” and she’s like “it’s my job!! i’m gonna get fired let me do my work!” but laf is like “you should be my queen, you’re too lovely for this job” but you’re stubborn so he tries to keep the castle like super clean to make your life easier
    1. like the whole fic or imagine would just be subtle ways of laf showing his love for you and i’m gonna die my heart hurts

write me a fic where maria reynolds is happy and safe 

write me a mafia or a 20s au with the hamilsquad so i can think about the boys dressed up in nice suits and fancy cars. i’m gonna think about them with bloody knuckles bc they’re always fighting’ with jeffmads + charles lee and it’s Good

  1. bonus give me the schuyler sisters as rich socialites/flapper girls
    1. bonus they’re mafia/gang leaders themselves heck yeah
      1. include women in the mafia–werk!
    2. bonus jazz singer maria bc her voice would be sultry~

this list is gonna grow you’ve been warned lol

Major Key: Communication

Hey dudes, so lately I’ve been thinking about something that while I know everyone in the community is aware of, I don’t see too many specifics about. That thing is communication between Lee & Ler. And yeah, I can already feel some of you little shits going “duh I know this is important” bUT DO YOU? Let me break down some stuff that should be happening in any healthy Lee/Ler dynamic (although most of this will be read from a Lee POV so Ler’s feel free to add on if needed). If at the end you think you know it all, you can roll your eyes and get sassy at me in the tags.

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