Sometimes I get worried about how much I love Draco as a character. Like, even weenie Canon Draco? I would defend him in a fight to the death with swords and cod pieces and everything. It may not be healthy.
An illustration of what’s wrong with capitalism in America:
Worrying yourself to shreds over whether you’ll be able to pay the rent because you’ve been sick for three days and only have enough PTO to cover one of them (and no I couldn’t go to the doctor because I have no health insurance and no savings).
Plus having to commute an hour-plus to work on Black Friday (on major highways no less) when you probably won’t be feeling much better but can’t afford to miss more time, because a miscommunication in upper management means that working from home that day isn’t on the table.
Plus looking at all of this from a birds-eye view and realizing that you will not be able to afford holiday gifts for anyone this year, and the possibility of taking time off to visit family before the new year is pretty much nil.
And to put all this into perspective:
My job is fulltime, pays less than $12.00 an hour, and requires upwards of two hours of commuting per work day because there was nothing any closer than that which paid above minimum wage and would hire me, either because my previous work experience made me “overqualified,” or because for some silly reason it required a 2-year degree to answer phones.
my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned
someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too,
though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I
was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself
questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and
much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization
everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but
myself. ~Ralph Ellison
also I love that thing when you can just call from one sentence in chapter two that a character in a period novel will be revealed to be a lesbian in the last part of the novel. She’s an independent woman. Strangely unmarried. Does her own thing. Rumored to be having an affair but with whom. Her hair is described as angular. Another woman calls her “odd” after a significant pause. I love my obvious historical spinsters who are happily dating other women in the background of YA books, cheerfully having tea with their wife while in the foreground some child comes of age, also in a kinda gay way
Your smile wide, your belly full, your sleep sound
And she is but another scar lacing your skin
That you never, ever deserved
If the title didn’t give it away, this is a collaboration between me and @ash-athenake. I wrote the bolded parts and Ash wrote the italicized parts, and it’s based on their stunning werewolf au, specifically one of their characters they’ve written named ‘Angel’. You should really go talk to them abot it cause they’re awesome and the au is intricate and well written as fuck.
Hey so where did we land on the whole are you single thing?
Okay I’m gonna do this update on the Snerg/dating application situation under a cut because there were just SO MANY ASKS hahahahaha
ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, TIME FOR AN UPDATE.
So a while ago this happened, and I’ve gotta be honest and say I was ENTIRELY UNPREPARED for all of the responses!! Like I thought I was making a ridiculous application that nobody would answer but then I FORGOT HOW AWESOME AND SILLY YOU ALL ARE and so I was overwhelmed with replies and very busy at the time and unable to answer them all…
OKAY SO HERE WE GO
First of all, to Snerg: I’m sorry if you thought I was preferencing humans over snails. That wasn’t the case at all!! I just thought you didn’t seem like the kind of snail who would want to jump into a commitment like that
To everyone wondering if I’m dating a snail: AS YOU CAN SEE, no, I’m not. I think I may have ruined everything by not replying fast enough. I’ll just have to sit here and mourn my snail-free sex life
To everyone who filled out my RIDICULOUS application/ expressed interest in winning my affections: You guys are all absolute GEMS and you deserve someone way less fixated on snails than yours truly. Receiving your responses made my day, and I’m so honored you would offer yourselves up for my impromptu dating show/blog/event/whatever that was hahahaha :D
To everyone WEIRDLY FIXATED on my relationship status: After determining that I lost my chance with Snerg, who I’m sure was my one true love, I went to @jadepresley and cried on her shoulder and idk guys she’s kinda cute and she writes hella good fics so to fill the gaping hole in my heart, I think I’ll just stare at her and tell her how amazing she is and yeah that’s pretty much where I’m at right now I hope that clarifies things
To the anon who just innocently wanted to know more about me and had no intention of starting any of this: I FEEL YOU, BRO. I TRULY DO.