Me: *knows full well that characters and otps are fictional*
Also me: *gets personally offended when otps have arguments* *cries way too much over otps* *basically only ever thinks about characters and otps*
Yes. It happened. I’ve been replaying the Ace Attorney games and now here it is. A mix for these nerds. This mix is actually really chronological and the songs are a mix of their separate point of views, so I’d really suggest checking out my annotations to see which stage of the relationship each one refers to/whose POV it is.
This is my first fanmix that has been published to Playmoss first and my first mix about like…solely guys I’ve ever made. Period. SO CONGRATS YOU TWO YOU MUST BE SOMETHING SPECIAL. Also yes there’s an Ace Attorney font you can download and I used it for the graphic.
1. Enough to Go By| Vienna Teng//2. Given It All| Haley Kiyoko//3.An Act of Kindness| Bastille//4. Stray Italian Greyhound| Vienna Teng//5. INSIGHT (English Cover)| Y. Chang and Sapphire//6. Enemy| Jesca Hoop//7. Phoenix Burn| Alpha Rev//8. Hurts Like Hell| Fleurie//9. In My Veins| Andrew Belle//10. Vindicated| Dashboard Confessional//11. Count on Me| Bruno Mars//12. Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai (I Think It’s Gotta Be You) (English Cover)| Y. Chang//13. Aishiteru (I Love You) (English Cover)|Lucy//14/ Freeze You Out| Marina Kaye//15. I Try to Talk to You| Hercules & Love Affair ft. John Grant//16. Some Guy| Anthony Rapp//17. I Do It All For You| SoMo
how do i know im "fetishizing" lgbtq+ characters? idk if i identify as lgbtq+ bc im gray-a.... and most of my otps are mlm (altho i have a few wlw otps too). i dont think im fetishizing them i just think i enjoy their stories? like noah & brian from "I'll give u the sun" and ari& dante, and also andreil... and wesper and etc. i have so many mlm otps that i feel like maybe theres something wrong with me
it’s kind of a hard line to find tbqh. like, the fact is that a) while media is slowly creating more gay couples, it’s most often mlm and not wlw, so finding canon lgbt+ couples you like means you’re much more likely to find mlm couples; and b) there’s so few of them!! it’s so much easier to just like all gay lit because it’s new and something you can relate to. so the fact that you just like loads of gay ships on its own isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
there is a difference between enjoying them and fetishising relationships, though. for instance if you’re only into mlm ships then it can be a bit ehh, like you think gay boys are super cute but not lesbians because ???? whatever reason you can come up with is bad. this post kind of summarises for me what a big issue often is: the stereotyping. in a lot of media, they’ll include gay characters that are every inch the “gay best friend” stereotype (cough gl*e, riverd*le) and it’s quite frankly dehumanising. it leads to people doing this in the real world. the very idea of going up to someone and saying “you’re my new gay best friend!” is just so strange and like… the fact that someone is same gender attracted doesn’t determine any other part of their character, you know? that’s a big part of it in fandoms. so for men, it’s often making them out to be effeminate.
for women, it’s different. quite often it leads to hypersexualisation. (i know this isn’t really what you asked but i figured i’d briefly include it anyway, just for a more complete answer i guess) again, it’s reducing same gender attraction to a character trait, and often something to turn a guy on. which is. not cool. (examples here)
but to answer the question - i think if you enjoy the stories for what they are and don’t enjoy them in a different way you enjoy other ships, then it’s generally alright. it’s stuff like the people who still only focus on ev*k in sk*m and say that the actors must have practised kissing because it looks so real, for example, that’s where you’re crossing a line.
i don’t agree with all of this post necessarily, but there’s a paragraph i wanna pull out:
if a straight boy was constantly seeing “lesbians” everywhere, or talking about how those girls would look so good together, or making up headcanon about you and one of your platonic girlfriends, you would think he was creepy as fuck, sexist, and probably a pervert. Because he isn’t seeing you or other girls as people with real agency, he’s seeing you as an object to project onto. He’s invalidating your personhood and your sexuality and making your actual queer friends feel like their sexuality isn’t a real identity. That is what you’re doing to these boys; straight or gay, real or fictional, you are projecting onto them and invalidating them.
Just let me say one thing. I know that when you said you loved me, what I said back wasn't what you wanted to hear.
True. I'd always hoped that when I finally said 'I love you' to a girl, she'd say 'I know' back, like Leia did to Han in Return of the Jedi.
That is so geeky
- Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy -
It doesn't matter if I get my memories back or not. It doesn't matter if another demon gives me amnesia tomorrow. I know you: You'll come find me again, you'll come rescue me no matter what happens. You'll come for me, and I'll discover you all over again. I know you. I love you without the memories. I love you right now.
Was that... Was that a Star Wars reference? Because if it was, I would like to declare my love all over again.
little dazai/atsushi things that sometimes pop into my head:
dazai taking the longer locks of atsushi`s hair into his hands and kissing it, a shadow of amused smile playing on his lips as atsushi’s eyes widen and pale rosy shades start to rise up to his cheeks.
atsushi wrapping his hands around dazai’s wrist and putting his thumb above where his pulse thrummed, counting one, two, three silently in his head and finding solace in the knowledge that this wonderful man is alive beside him.
and when atsushi is feeling particularly bold or sentimental, he’ll bring dazai’s wrist to his lips and presses a kiss there, soft and lingering.
sometimes dazai ruins the moment by letting out a gasp and clasping his other hand to his mouth; then, with a blush adorning his cheeks, he’ll said, “oh my, atsushi-kun, how forward!”
atsushi is confused as hell, but when dazai explains that a kiss on the wrist can signify desire, he turns beet red and mumbles, “you know that’s not what i meant, dazai-san.”
dazai does know. that’s why, on other times dazai will simply look at atsushi with an almost tender look in his eyes and no words from his mouth.
on the nights where sleep clutches on atsushi first and the younger’s body is pressed close to his, it’s dazai turn to count the thumps beneath atsushi’s chest as he lets it lull him to his slumber.
dazai casually laying down on the sofa of the agency and plopping his head on atsushi’s lap, continuing to talk to atsushi as the younger strokes his hair.
as a matter of fact, atsushi loves running his hands through dazai’s hair—it’s thick, fluffy, and soft to the touch.
dazai taking off atsushi’s glove and running his fingertips through atsushi’s palm, humming and appreciating the slightly rough expanse of skin.
dazai knowing how to speak english and french, beside japanese. atsushi not knowing he has a thing for foreign language until he heard dazai speak a full sentence in french fluently.
of course dazai notices the way atsushi’s shoulder tensed up and his burning face, so he files away this information for later use.
them having a date after finishing an investigation.
dazai swinging their intertwined hands back and forth as they walk.
a sitting dazai wrapping his arms around atsushi midsection while atsushi is about to go somewhere, leaving atsushi no choice but to continue walking while dragging a whining dazai behind him.
“aw, atsushi-kun, you had a crush on me… that’s embarrassing!” “dazai-san, we’re married…” “still!”
dazai being all-too-happy to satisfy kyouka’s curiousity about their relationship.
dazai showing atsushi’s embarrassing photographs to kyouka.
naomi giving atsushi tips on how to spice up things between him and dazai.
“those bandages ought to be useful for something else…” “naomi-san, no.”
I’m really thankful for my OTPs they give me mini heart attacks every day, I’m actually developing an immunity to an actual heart attack when they do become canon. OH GAHD WHEN WILL ALL OF YOU BECOME CANON?