most likely delete this

this is the last time I’ll speak on this and I’ll most likely delete the post later but to the person who sent the earlier ask and the four after that. If you don’t agree with something just unfollow the blog. It’s that easy, there’s no need to get up in arms about the things posted here, and no need to be so irate when speaking to us. People have different opinions on everything. I personally don’t agree with ddlb things either but it’s not my place to tell someone it’s wrong especially considering it’s fiction. These fics exist whether they’re posted on this blog or not, people still see them in the results on AO3.

And there’s no need to get so upset by someone commenting their opinion on a public post. You get to have an opinion and so does everyone else. You get to have boundaries and triggers and so does everyone else. But you don’t get to dictate what’s posted or shared. Please just unfollow the blog and stop sending us negativity, we’re just running a blog dude, trying to help people find new things to read whether that’s fluff, smut or triggering fics. It’s what we’ll always do. I respect your opinion but I don’t agree with it. And you don’t agree with mine. That’s okay, that’s life. No need to stress over it, no need to fill up our inbox being rude, no need to keep following us. Just move on and let people be. -Madi

consider: this is deadass how victor describes his fiance to strangers when he’s looking for him lmao (insp)

INKTOBER DAY 2: tiny keith + shiro

How to write shipping angst

1. Make sure the angst has nothing to do with the relationship itself

That’s literally it. Put the relationship or friendship through hell and a hand-basket, but don’t create the angst by having characters  have issues with miscommunication, or love triangles, or ‘does he like me????? i don’t think so’ nonsense.

  • You want angst? Person A has an amazing job opportunity of their dreams in a different country/state ect, Person B’s established dream career is right where they two of them are. Does Person A turn down the opportunity to stay with B? Does B give up their career for the potential of Person A’s? Do they break up? Do they both move? Do they do an LDR, and does that work? 
  • You want angst? Person A’s sibling passed away and Person A is now guardian to their young nephew. Although neither Person A and Person B wanted children in the first place, what will Person B do now? Will they join together and struggle through parenthood????
  • You want angst? Person A and Person B aren’t well off when Person A suddenly inherits a large trust fund that includes a condition that Person A permanently ends their relationship with Person B. Secret dating? Person A leaves Person B and lives comfortable for the rest of their days? Person B leaves Person A for their benefit. Person A turns down the trust fund and stays with Person B despite financial hardships? 
  • Person A discovers that Person B is a supervillain and has been hiding it for over a year. How could Person B love Person A to have done this in the first place? Will Person A stay with Person B? Will Person B do whatever they can to keep Person A from telling authorities?


Two people who are in a healthy relationship can be written with a high amount of angst, if not more so, than two people who can’t seem to communicate to the other when there are issues.

Obviously you don’t have to follow this model of external conflict and can write whatever you want but like. Angst is such a versatile feeling so maybe go beyond ‘we’re not dating because i’m pretty sure he doesn’t like me OH WAIT HE DOES AND I WAS TOO BLIND TO NOTICE????????’ and high school miscommunication.

2

So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause.

star wars aesthetics - padmé amidala (requested by @phereinnike) (x) (x)

a lupcretia miniplaylist

Boats & Birds - Gregory & the Hawk

Warm Whispers - Missy Higgins

Take Me to Church - Neon Jungle

How to Touch a Girl - JoJo

Thinkin’ Bout You - Dua Lipa

Sinners - Lauren Aquilina

Genesis - Dua Lipa

we deserve a soft epilogue, my love, we’ve suffered enough

I don’t really understand what jace’s power is meant to be but all I’m taking away from it is that it makes jace extra af like you know when his eyes glow, he’s about to be so over the top like he was with that flip he did over valentine to get to azazel I’m laughing so much imagine alec asking jace if he can grab a file he needs off the shelf in his office and as soon as jace’s eyes start glowing alec is like “shit jace pls don’t just walk over there ffs-” but it’s too late because jace had already backfliped his way to the shelf, grabbed the file and cartwheeled back over to alec all while alec is sitting at his desk with his head in his hands like “why are you like this?”

The Wrong Trousers - intro

“What the actual fuck?”

Louis blinked hard a few times and stared at himself in the mirror.

“You’ve got to be having a laugh.”

He traipsed over to the bed, flopped down onto it and stared at the ceiling as he waited for Lou, - his stylist back in London - to pick up his call.

“Louis?” the voice on the other end of the phone was woozy and full of sleep, but Louis didn’t particularly care that it was, what, 6am in the UK, this was urgent.

“Lou, how tall am I?” he asked, frustration clear in his voice.

“What you on about Louis….it’s the crack of dawn?” And he could hear Lux in the background giggling along to whatever was on TV most likely.

He took a deep breath and asked again trying to keep calm,  “How tall am I?”

“Five nine, or so you say,” Lou replied, oblivious to the disaster panning out in his hotel room.

Louis sat up at that, gesticulated down at himself, and launched into it, “Great, so why the hell are my trousers ‘bout four inches too long then eh?”

And as he paused for breath, getting ready to rant some more, he realised.

Oh.

Oh, whoops.

He hadn’t noticed before in the crappy hotel lighting, but now, nearer the window, it was obvious.

These were not his trousers.

It was the day before the Emmys and he’d got into some guy’s pants.

But not in a good way.

sext: I am starving and you are the city at night. I am all hands and hard edges–you are the safe way home. I am hungry. I am hungry. You left the door unlocked, the whole time.

5

SMROOKIES; an otome game 

After three years of hard work, sleepless nights and routine breakdowns, you’ve finally been accepted into a digital media program. It seems like you’re finally closer to achieving your dream, it’s probably going to be smooth sailing from here on, right? Wrong! Upon arriving to school for first day orientation, it was suddenly revealed that your school program went through a sudden revision and now you’ll be working with the students from SM Academy of Stars in a joint program to complete assignments, pass classes and prove yourself an able producer. But no worries! The top students of SM are ambitious, hard-working and handsome, your future projects with them will be a success for sure, but how will you be able to convince them to partner with you for assignments instead of your rival classmates?  

Continuously improve your skills, balance your social and love life as well as complete assignments on time for the next 4 years to ensure that your future is bright!  Keep your chin up, you’re one step closer to becoming an award-winning producer you’ve always dreamed to be…that is, if you graduate.  

okay, i did it. i remade

so this blog will be inactive from now on, i’m on @alexbenedetto now :P i’m going to try to follow most of my mutuals there  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

So here’s a random realisation. 

I consume a lot of content, like A LOT, (tv, movies, books, music, etc you name it) and more often than not, particularly with the visual form of content, I find myself consuming content passively. What I mean is that I just sit there and watch things without really processing them (most of the time after a really tiring day, it’s the kind of content I prefer, because I don’t really have to think too much about it). But here’s the great thing about this little Norwegian tv show, it doesn’t allow us to do that. Skam feels like what the future of media content should be. Active audience engagement. The fact that you have to seek out the website, wait for updates, integrate that with other social media updates. It makes you less likely to consume the show without thought. Here’s Julie saying, this show isn’t going to play by the rules, we’re not gonna spoon feed you, figure it out yourself. 

And because your participation in it is self-initiated, you’re more likely to start actively assessing what you watch, and start thinking about implications and making predictions. And substantiating/backing up those assertions you make and this is where metas and analyses comes in. what I love so much about this show is the sheer amount of discussion that goes on in the fandom as the seasons progress and everyone’s active (im using this word a lot am i?) involvement in these discussions. Not only does it cultivate a mindset of critical analysis, but also you learn to be more engaged with the characters and their development which in turn teaches us empathy. 

Ok, but like, don’t a lot of shows have fandoms that discuss things and have fans who relate to characters? Well, yes, I’m not saying they don’t. But another thing that sets skam apart from most shows is the audience engagement is much more of a two way street than most tv shows (which incidentally makes the audience interest more sustained in the show). a lot of the times, most tv/movies get produced first and then the audience gets the finished product and the feedback from the audience is delayed by 4 to 5 episodes. If its something the audience isn’t receptive of, shows probably only start pivoting in the next season.  And some show creators don’t really care about the audience feedback beyond the numbers and ratings. and on some shows, all they care about are the review critics. and tv networks and movie producers generally don’t care about fans so long as the content makes money. There have been fandoms where the creators have actively worked against what the general fandom wants, which creates a negative dichotomy where the fandom still engages in the media that doesn’t want to cater to them. 

But so far, skam is, fortunately, different in that fan discussions are welcomed and even addressed (re: all those fourth wall breaking). And the response from the creators is often almost instantaneous, fluid and flexible. It creates a lively environment that fosters creativity for both fan and content creator (albeit challenging for the show runners). And because the content creators listen, viewers are more likely to become much more discerning, critical thinking people who form opinions on their own and want to actively (there’s that word again) throw these ideas out there to the creators and have some sort of autonomy over the content that they’re consuming rather than just sitting staring at the screen being fed ideas passively. Basically, what im saying is, watching skam helps me become smarter lmao.