Hello everyone! So I’m giving a presentation in my psychology class about gender roles/norms in society and the ‘emergence’ (read: coming out) of new gender identities in recent years, and I would be very grateful to anyone who could answer the following questions to help with the research portion of my presentation :) All I ask is that you answer honestly. You can answer as many or as few questions as you like. All responses are anonymous.
Edit: Please do not only answer the “what gender do you identify as” question :/
the real questions: does kastiel drop in on terrasen ever and how does the fam react if he does
*THIS WONT NECESSARILY HAPPEN IN MY FIC*
but omg, you cannot even believe how ready seraphine’s family are to meet kastiel. their reactions wont be over the top at all. they know how much kastiel means to seraphine so they’re not going to go over board.
there would be a grand dinner and kastiel would be coming for the first time
lysandra would be turning into a bird with rowan and they’d literally watch him like a hawk, what he’s wearing, what his escort looks like, how many weapons did he bring, until he got to the court
gavriel would turn into a lion and sit at the front door, his tail swishing, waiting for kastiel to come—there may be blood in his mouth from accidentally forgetting to clean up after his meal
fenrys and connall would be in their wolf forms sitting on either side of seraphine at the dinner table just waiting for something to happen
lorcan would have dirt and blood all over him from working out hard
elide (the only one properly dressed, but you know not to mess with her) is chanting something into the jug of drinks everyone was to drink
manon would be in the corner drinking blood, her iron teeth and claws out
dorian would have a book in one hand, and a ball of pure magic swirling in the other
aelin, well, let’s just say you don’t want to know what the fire breathing bitch queen is doing while kastiel is on his way to have dinner with them
and chaol’s just watching this go down like does any of you high fae realise how much of a circus we look like with all these animals and barbarians
Jareth / Sarah and Erik / Christine for you too adjfskjdfkjf
But of course! Who else? Thank you, darling.
Jareth & Sarah
Who’s the cuddler: Jareth (he’s very attached, but Sarah has no problem with that)
Who makes the bed: Sarah (sometimes, although it often gets messed up again by Jareth, but she doesn’t mind too much because it usually gets messed up by him pulling her back into it)
Who wakes up first: Jareth (he doesn’t need as much sleep, he always watches her for a little while before she wakes up, sometimes he takes the opportunity to make breakfast for her)
Who has the weird taste in music: Both (they both have different crazy, eclectic collections of music that they introduce each other to and together they have the most ridiculous, beautiful mix of music)
Who is more protective: Jareth (Sarah has to stop him from attacking anyone who so much as frowns at her)
Who sings in the shower: Jareth (there are very few moments when he isn’t singing, Sarah also likes to sing in the shower occasionally)
Who cries during movies: Jareth (although he tries to pretend he doesn’t, Sarah cries too if it’s a really sad movie)
Who spends the most while out shopping: Jareth (he’s like a magpie, he likes shiny things and wants everything, Sarah has to restrain him)
Who kisses more roughly: Sarah (surprisingly, but Jareth is usually more tender, at least at first)
Who is more dominant: Jareth (and Sarah likes it)
My rating of the ship from 1-10: 13 (they’re so perfect it’s off the charts, I will fight anyone who disagrees)
Erik & Christine
Who’s the cuddler: Erik (he doesn’t like it when he has to let her go)
Who makes the bed: Christine (she’s very into decorating the room, she likes having flowers everywhere, and she makes the bed to keep the room looking nice)
Who wakes up first: Erik (the real question is does he ever sleep?)
Who has the weird taste in music: Erik (more obsessive than weird, really)
Who is more protective: Erik (extremely so)
Who sings in the shower: Both (often at the same time, “Erik, I’m not sure this is the best time for a singing lesson,” “Christine, the acoustics in here are divine”)
Who cries during movies: Erik (Christine had to comfort him for hours after they watched Beauty and the Beast)
Who spends the most while out shopping: Erik (he’s always buying Christine gifts)
Who kisses more roughly: Christine (Erik kisses her like he’s scared he night break her)
Who is more dominant: It depends how they’re feeling
OKAY here is how I would do this based on the premise that Laura and Carmilla together is a must and Danny got such a raw deal. Here’s my self-insert au.
Slow burn with Carmilla. She probably takes some time to warm up to anyone. We’d be in the same lit course and do that thing where you both look at each other but never at the same time. And she seems so relentlessly cool that, let’s be real, I wouldn’t stand a chance. But then maybe we both bond over some book and then we both sort of think… maybe?
MEANWHILE I’m also in an early class with Laura and we become friends after some conversation about hot chocolate or journalism or cookies. At this point, Laura and Danny are almost dating like they do in the series.
But one day after class, Laura and I are walking across the quad and run into Carmilla. It’s the first time Laura and Carmilla meet and there’s that spark that only the two of them share.
Independently, they talk to me about the other. And so my slow burn with Carmilla dies, but it becomes a close friend thing instead. And Laura? Laura’s crushing hard on Carmilla but doesn’t know what to do about it. She and I devise a plan to fake date. By fake dating me, she has an excuse to spend time with Carmilla and they become close. We mutually end things at a predetermined time and after an appropriate period of time, Carmilla asks Laura out.
BUT Danny figures out that I had a hand in Laura and Carmilla getting together, and she’s pissed because of course she likes Laura. So we are enemies.
But also? My feelings for Carmilla were very real. Remember that it was a slow burn that fizzled? I don’t know. Maybe there are some latent feelings still there. And one day Danny and I are at the same party – of course we’ve arrived independently because we’re enemies. Like all college parties, it’s hot and stuffy and crowded and awkward. I go outside to the deck where it’s cool, and there’s Danny already out there, getting some fresh air, too.
At first it’s awkward. I say I’ll go back inside, but she says, no, don’t worry about it.
One of us mentions a constellation overhead. We talk about the stars. It’s a small thing, but it’s the start of something soft and good and real.
I'd love to hear you sing! And can we hear about the MBAV au? And you're right about Benny's hair, I've been sitting here for an hour attempting to do it and aaaaaaaaa
PPFPFT I’ve gotten a lot of positive response so I guess I. Will post that tomorrow hhGHH
Omg yeah seriously;; Benny’s hair is impossible I don’t know how it DEFIES LOGIC??
NSKDBBJDDB SURE I would love to talk about it!!
So uhh it’s called the Grim Reaper AU? It’s pretty obvious where this is going but allow me to further enlighten you
But yeah get ready for one helluva ride this is SUPER SUPER LONG I’M SORRY it’s like 3k words (the length of a good oneshot holy shit SHIMA WHY) but hey I have been developing this AU for three years now sO Okay here we go
It all starts out when Benny and Ethan are on their way to school and Benny notices they’re being followed by this strange girl dressed in black—but for some reason nobody else is able to see her except for Benny. After school he corners her alone and starts questioning her (he also kinda threatens her a little bit;; tells her to stay away from Ethan since he’s an overprotective cupcake). She reveals that she’s a Grim Reaper and her job is to, well. Bring lives to an end as they’re written down in her book. Basically everyone is fated to die at a certain time in their lives, and Grim Reapers are the ones to carry their souls over to the other side. And after a bit more goading she admits that yes, Ethan is fated to die in two days’ time and she’s been assigned to carry his soul over.
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1) is there a story you’re holding off on writing for some reason?
There are two, in fact! One is Supergirl with Kara x Lena. I was going to write it several months ago and then the cast filmed that song that folks go upset about, and it kind of soured the pairing for a while. I mean, I still like it, but the drive to write the story isn’t really there at the moment.
The other is a Frozen fanfic. Elsa x Anna. But in a way that makes it so that it’s not incest. Because. I mean. The whole Frozen craze seems like a giant fever dream and it’s still weird that the reason I joined tumblr was to participate. But they would be an awfully good couple.
And the then the third and final reason I haven’t written these two is because they’re multi-chapter novella length stories in my mind, and that’s intimidating because I’ve never successfully written anything that long.
5) character you were most surprised to end up writing
Danny Lawrence! I mean, I liked the character well enough in the first season. But she was always secondary to Carmilla and Laura. But then I found myself kind of… Identifying more with Danny maybe because she plays second fiddle to the big Hollstein romance. Suddenly the things I wanted to write – being a different person than you used to be, needing to move on – that was all solidly in her wheelhouse, so I wrote home.
8) favorite genre to write
Oh golly. Fantasy, for sure. Gay fantasy, specifically.
16) are there any characters who haunt you?
Yup. I wrote a version of Carmilla set in post-war Paris shortly after she escapes from the coffin of blood. She’s lonely and empty and tries to find ways to fill herself up. It ends kind of grimy and smoky and hollow. My circumstances now are different than when I wrote it. When I go back to read it now, I feel a lot more of the hollowness. It feels truer and more relevant in a crummy way. So.
Hi. I found a video on Youtube that a fan recorded of Gigi & Zayn leaving her apartment in June after the whole media frenzy about them breaking up and getting back together. In this video, you can clearly see Shareena (who is Zayn’s assistant, I think) instructing Gigi to rub Zayn’s arm. You can see Gigi look over to the side and then immediately start rubbing Zayn’s arm after she was told to. Here’s the video link, it’s around the 4 second mark:
I already knew Zigi was fake, but this is simply hilarious & pathetic.
Hello my Anon and thank you for your message; here is the video that you sent me:
You are absolutely right, in the beginning of the video we see ZiGi waiting in front of the lobby and taking instruction, while at 0.8 we clearly identify this person as Shareena Harnett, Zayn’s PA. This video is from June 10, and once again the instructions are given behind a glass door. A glass door, FFS! Didn’t they learn anything after Milan?
Let me remind you what happened in Milan on February 28, just as the “loved up couple” was seeing leaving their hotel (it was then that they went to Naples and Gigi was trying to convince people that they drove for hours and hours… apparently no one told her that there’s an airport near Milan and there’s another airport in Naples; nor did anyone told her that the “autostrada del sole” is one of the best motorways in Europe… but I digress).
They were behind glass doors too and they were getting their “marching orders”, on how to get out, how to hold hands, where to look and to head. If you notice, Zayn starts to get out and he is called back to be given instructions, and while “the loved up couple” is instruced on how to look, well… loved up, a security guard herds the fans outside. This security guard happened to be the same person who was working security for the Boys during OTRA. So, I have to gather that unless he has a twin brother, thhere must be a serious shortage in security guards that everyone has to use the same people…
I thought that after the Milan fiasco, they would know better as to pull the same trick twice (giving instructions behind glass doors). The video that you sent me (thank you! I hadn’t seen it from this angle) proves me wrong and shows that they cannot learn new tricks!
So here you have another proof of how easily the “loved up couples” are constructed; the problem starts when one of the two participants (Zayn, in this case) puts minimum to zero effort into the stunt! then the stunt cooordinator hsa to step in to make the stunt look more convincing…
What she means:
Where did they disposed Seth's brainless body? Does Felix still take a bath in his bathtub after that Castor brain autopsy shenanigans? Where did they disposed Rudy's body? In the garage next to Leekie? What happened to Dr. Silva? Did he died in the explosion or did Rudy killed him or did he managed to escape? How did Rudy and Virginia escaped with so little damage when the blast seemed to be a huge one even affecting the tunnel that Sarah was in enough to make her passed out for a moment? What happened to the project with the Koreans? How does Mexico feels about the United States running a top secret science project in their country? Does the POTUS approves of Dr. Coady's experiment on civilians which includes sterilizing women? Does he/she approves of Project Castor itself when they took office? Does the director answer directly to POTUS? Does the POTUS know of the existence of Project Leda in Canada? How does the POTUS feels about having a corporate multinational Canadian company controlling Project LEDA, a once American military project? Why was Project Castor and Project Leda headed by British scientists who did their research in a British prison? Why didn't the United States gave the project to American scientists and let them conduct their own research at an American prison? Did the UK government knew of this experiments? How do they feel about the United States using British scientists and conducting research for an illegal military experiment at a British correctional facility? Is there a tension between the US and UK regarding this? Is there a tension between Canada and the United States regarding the Leda clones? Does the Canadian government even know about Project Leda? Does the Queen know about Project Leda's existence as she is the head of state? Does the Vatican know of DYAD's involvement with human cloning, if they do then what is the Pope's opinions on it since DYAD is allowed to have business interest in the Vatican City? Are the POTUS, Pope, Canadian government and the UK government Neolutionist too? How come no one is suspicious that there was no funeral for such a high profile scientist like Dr. Leekie? How come someone in his position did not have any bodyguards at all? How come Rachel did not have any bodyguards aside from Daniel and Paul who were a monitor? How come Delphine didn't have any bodyguards? Where was Delphine staying all this while? Was she given a luxury apartment like Rachel too? Were Topside really told that Rachel had passed away in a plane crash and did they think that Delphine made it happen since Ferdinand mentioned 'Delphine eliminating Rachel' in 3x10? Delphine mentioned Rachel as Topside's favorite pet why didn't they investigate this so called plane crash, why didn't they called NTSB? The jet most likely belonged to DYAD didn't Topside worry if there's a mechanical problem with all their jets that needs to be fixed or something? What is the repercussion of Alison signing the contract with DYAD? Since Neolution controls DYAD does this means Alison is secretly being monitored by Neolution? Are the police not investigating the mass murder of a crime family that controls a large portion of the city's drug trade? Doesn't the vice unit have any undercover officers working in the family that wants to know who did it? Whatever happened to the Obinger murder case, is it still being investigated by Angie? Or is it now considered unsolved and is handed over to Cold Case? If Beth 'died' in her own jurisdictions then why none of the police officers seemed to recognize her body? She was a detective shouldn't someone at the morgue knew her at least? Art mentioned the Feds were investigating the Proletheans for domestic terrorism, aren't the Feds now investigating the fire that burned down the Johanssen ranch? Was Aynsley's death just ruled out as a freak accident? Didn't any of the neighbors mentioned about her very public feud with Alison to the cops? Aren't immigration concerned about Amelia not leaving the country yet assuming she came to Canada on a visitors visa, OK her visa hasn't expired yet but aren't her friends back home concerned about not hearing any news from her? Whatever happened to her body? Whatever happened to Paul and Beth's condo? Has anyone cleaned up all the blood yet? Don't they have neighbors there that would notice their disappearances? What ever happened to officer Tom Bowman's murder case? Didn't the murder weapon had Felix's prints on it thanks to Paul so is Felix still a prime suspect? If Sarah scammed Cal and had his bank codes and passwords how come she's still clueless about how he made his money designing weapons and all? Has Cosima even completed her PhD yet? Do all of DYAD's employees know about the clones? None of them seemed to be bothered by all the clones popping up there. Do they all have an airtight confidentiality agreement clause signed beforehand because no one seemed to be selling their stories to the world? Are they afraid they'll get murdered if they tried to sell the story to Weekly World News or People's Magazine?
How exactly is thinking Rose is pretty awesome and thinking Sarah Jane is pretty awesome a contradiction?
I have no idea, to be honest. It’s not the first time I’ve seen it, but I’ve never understood it. They’re both completely awesome, badass women who traveled with the Doctor. The idea that one is superior to the other is really subjective, and completely unsupported by either narrative. I suspect more Rose-hating shenanigans at work…either that, or an unhealthy dose of Classic!Who elitism, which is…annoying.
Honestly, putting down one companion in order to praise another, regardless of who it is or what era they’re from, just means you’re missing out on something great, not celebrating it.