my father: the fangirl

Real True Story that Actually Happened

My Dad will be 64 this autumn. My Dad is a die-hard Republican. My Dad was a Southern Baptist pastor for nearly 30 years. And my Dad is a Heathers fan.
He’s always had movies he enjoyed but he’s mostly a passive fan, never getting too invested.
Dad called me a couple weeks ago, voice a little tremulous, begging me to send him a link whereby he could stream Heathers and bypass the PBS waiting period, I happily sent him the best one I’d found. He didn’t want to wait, he wanted to watch it NOW, and I could respect him for that. It was a pleasant surprise, him loving the movie so much he had to watch it NOW.
Today, I finally got the chance to ask him about it.
I was bouncing on my toes, excited to be fangirling about my fave show with my own father. “What did you think, Dad?”
I didn’t expect him to get a little choked up. His next words blew my mind.
He said, “Sweetie, I’m old. Set in my ways. I was taught, and adhered to, a certain way that people should be with each other. I preached it, and I voted in light of it, and I taught it to you and your sister. But I watched this show. And I watched these two men fall in love with each other. And the only thing I could think was, ‘These two souls are meant to be together’. Kurt Kelly and Ram Sweeney are… soulmates. Over my years as a pastor, I’ve seen couples get married.. And couples get divorced.. It happens. But I’ve never seen two people who were more perfectly designed to fit together, and it broke my heart to see it not happen for them. I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass.”
Given that it was a brave moment, I blurted out, “Dad, I’m bisexual.”
And he turned to me and smiled, tears in his eyes, and said, “Just… be happy.”
Don’t fret that the press “has yet to discover” the “subtext” inherent in Heathers Don’t fret that the creators and the actors still deny it. Because if my Dad can see it, then it’s crystal clear. My almost-64-yr-old-Dad ships Kram. My SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR Dad ships Kram.
To the point that he internalized change in his thinking about same-sex relationships, and happily accepted my (rather abrupt) coming out.
Keep the faith.
This ship has sailed; and my Dad, of ALL people, is right on fucking board.

’He kept messing up his hair,’ said Harry in a pained voice.’ is maybe one of my fav lines jkr has ever written like Harry actually cannot deal with what a complete moron his father is 

too many kdramas, too little time.

Chicago Typewriter reached its end last week and Man X Man will reach its end this week. So after that I will have my Fri-Sat slot empty. 

Oops, I forget I probably add The Best Hit to Fri-Sat slot.

My Mon-Tue slot now is Lookout, although I already add Fight My Way and My Sassy Girl to my wish-list but probably I will add Circle to this slot. But I’m too attached to Lookout. 

Wed-Thu has really a lot of dramas: Suspicious Partner, Ruler: Master of The Mask, and Seven Days Queen. But I have watch none of them. 

And I probably add Father is Strange as my weekend drama.

well, too many kdramas, too little time.

So I’m doing this edit challenge thing on my Star Wars Instagram and one of the tasks was to create an edit of your favourite SW movie. Well, naturally, I chose Rogue One because I adore it even more than the originals - which is something I never thought would happen. Anyway, I was online, looking for the hd screencaps and decided to add a picture of Jyn and Cassian’s embrace to my collage. Once I found it, I began humming “Your Father Would Be Proud” and started crying like a baby. Then, I watched Rogue One with my mom today and cried again as the final Scarif scene played out. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be ninety years old and still traumatised over Rogue One.💔😭

The edit’s nothing fancy, but if you want to see it, click here.

Content warning: child sexual assault referenced.

I need to ask fandom to stop using the word pedophile to describe people with shitty taste in ships.

Do you know who’s a pedophile? My second step dad and also my biological father. Do you know who’s not a pedophile? Fifteen-year-old fangirls who don’t understand why it’s problematic to want one arrangement of pixels to fuck another one.

It’s ridiculous and disrespectful to CSA survivors to put people who draw a homestuck titty on the same level as actual abusers.

It’s great to want to make sure there are safe spaces where nobody will encounter NSFW fanwork. I mean this 100% sincerely. If someone doesn’t want to see smut, they deserve a safe space where they won’t see smut. Likewise, it’s ESSENTIAL to label erotica for what it is, so people who aren’t ready to encounter it or who don’t want to encounter it, won’t.

But i can’t sit here and watch the word pedophile lose all its meaning because people are so eager to throw it around because someone has problematic taste in the FICTION they are creating or consuming. I need to ask that this word remains a description of the people who hurt me when I was a kid, not a catch-all for fans who want to read about their favorite fictional characters fucking.

Have your shipping discourse. But keep it in perspective, please.

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Fangirl Challenge / Female Characters [5/10] → Jolyne Cujoh

Tokyo Ghoul, Subtext, and My Ultra-Conservative Baby-Boomer Dad

My Dad will be 64 this autumn. My Dad is a die-hard Republican. My Dad was a Southern Baptist pastor for nearly 30 years. And my Dad is a Tokyo Ghoul fan.

He’s always had animes he enjoyed (I grew up on Naruto… it was kind of Our Thing), but he’s mostly a passive fan. The kind who is willing to wait patiently until the next season of something airs and suddenly remembers, two hours prior, that today’s the day.

So when my Dad called me a couple weeks ago, voice a little tremulous, begging me to send him a link whereby he could stream Tokyo Ghoul, I happily sent him the best one I’d found. He didn’t want to wait, he wanted to watch it NOW, and I could respect him for that. It was a pleasant surprise, him loving the show so much he had to watch it NOW.

Today, I finally got the chance to ask him about it.

I was bouncing on my toes, excited to be fangirling about my fave show with my own father. “What did you think, Dad?”

I didn’t expect him to get a little choked up. His next words blew my mind.

He said, “Sweetie, I’m old. Set in my ways. I was taught, and adhered to, a certain way that people should be with each other. I preached it, and I voted in light of it, and I taught it to you and your sister. But I watched this show. And I watched these two men fall in love with each other. And the only thing I could think was, ‘These two souls are meant to be together’. Kaneki Ken and Hideyoshi Nagachika are… soulmates. Over my years as a pastor, I’ve seen couples get married.. And couples get divorced.. It happens. But I’ve never seen two people who were more perfectly designed to fit together, and it broke my heart to see it not happen for them. I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass.”

Given that it was a brave moment, I blurted out, “Dad, I’m bisexual.”

And he turned to me and smiled, tears in his eyes, and said, “Just… be happy.”

Don’t fret that the press “has yet to discover” the “subtext” inherent in Tokyo Ghoul. Don’t fret that the creators still deny it. Because if my Dad can see it, then it’s crystal clear. My almost-64-yr-old-Dad ships HideKane. My SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR Dad ships HideKane.

To the point that he internalized change in his thinking about same-sex relationships, and happily accepted my (rather abrupt) coming out.

Keep the faith.

This ship has sailed; and my Dad, of ALL people, is right on fucking board.

My Dad will be 64 this autumn. My Dad is a die-hard Republican. My Dad was a Southern Baptist pastor for nearly 30 years. And my Dad is a One Punch Man fan.

He’s always had TV shows he enjoyed (I grew up on Ojamajo Doremi.. it was kind of Our Thing), but he’s mostly a passive fan. The kind who watches Cowboy Bebop and Trigun and pretends that makes him a fan of anime.

So when my Dad called me a couple weeks ago, voice a little Jam Project-y , begging me to send him a link whereby he could stream One Punch Man episode 9 and bypass the Crunchyroll waiting period, I happily sent him the best one I’d found. He didn’t want to wait, he wanted to watch it NOW, and I could respect him for that, even as I called the police to warn them of the anime stealing I was taking part of. It was a pleasant surprise, him loving the show so much he had to watch it NOW, in 240p, on a site named narutostreamshere.

Today, I finally got the chance to ask him about it.

I was bouncing on my toes, excited to be fangirling about my fave show with my own father. “What did you think, Dad?”

I didn’t expect him to get a little choked up. His next words consecutive normal punched my mind.

He said, “Sweetie, I’m old. Set in my ways. I was taught, and adhered to, a certain way that superheroes should be with each other. I preached it, and I voted in light of it, and I taught it to you and your sister. But I watched this show. And I watched these two men fall in love with each other. And the only thing I could think was, ‘These two souls are meant to be together’. Saitama and Genos are… soulmates. Over my years as a pastor, I’ve seen couples get married.. And couples get divorced.. It happens. But I’ve never seen two people who were more perfectly (and in Genos’s case, literally) designed to fit together, and it broke my heart to see it not happen for them yet. I’m sorry I’ve been such an ass.”

Given that it was a brave moment, I blurted out, “Dad, I’m a cyborg.”

And he turned to me and smiled, tears in his eyes, and said, “Just… remember to keep a good stock of spare parts, that Sea King’s a tough one.”

Don’t fret that the mainstream Toonami crowd “has yet to discover” the “subtext” inherent in One Punch Man. Don’t fret that Saitama/Sonic and Saitama/Rider shippers deny it. Because if my Dad can see it, then it’s crystal clear. My almost-64-yr-old-Dad ships Saigenos. My DUB PURIST Dad ships Saigenos.

To the point that he internalized change in his thinking about human-cyborg relationships, and happily accepted my (rather abrupt) cyborg conversion.

Power, get the power.

This ship has sailed; and my Dad, of ALL people, is right on fucking board.

My father wants to challenge Kim Taehyung...

So, I finally came home from university for the holidays and had a very enthusiastic debate with my father. I was fangirling over this particular photo of Taehyung

when he started going off about how my “pretty Korean boys” are nothing in comparison to him back when he was in “his prime (I’m literally cracking up as I write this). I told him, “no way dad; Tae looks good even without any makeup on.” As he kept on disagreeing and calling himself “a hit”, I told him that most of the internet would disagree. To that, he replied “show your friends my photo on this ‘tumblr thing’. I can be a Kpop star too.” Well, I’m not one to back out.

So, without further ado, here is my father from back when he was in his early 20s. Please give him some love.


LOLOLOL. HAPPY, DAD? 😂😂😂