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wukodork  asked:

Could you elaborate on what you meant about eviscerating original female characters?

Sure.

Ok, the Original Female Character (or OFC) can still be found today in fanfiction archives, usually in fanfics with low hit counts and few comments. But there was a time when the OFC was popular.

OFCs, in their most pure form, are self inserts created by girls and women as wish fulfillment. They’re usually idealized versions of the authors. Because they serve as a fantasy version of the author, they’re often seen as Mary Sues, though that’s not entirely accurate. Many OFCs in reality are awkward or plus sized or disabled or nerdy, or represent culturally marginalized groups.

Despite the fact that most OFCs are personal wish fulfillment, they were enjoyed communally, and it wasn’t uncommon a decade ago to see fans on message boards with sig graphics featuring their OFC.

To be honest, I had issues with OFCs. They were sometimes idealized to the hilt, the male subjects were often out of character, and they frequently erased the male characters’ canon partner (of course, these exact issues also apply to slash).

But also, to be honest, the first fanfiction I ever wrote (without even knowing the word fanfiction) was a tag team self inserts story based on my and my bff’s favorite show. We’d each write a chapter centering on our self insert and pass it back and forth. It was just between us, never posted, but it was so much fun. We still talk about our characters years later.

I grew out of writing shameless self inserts, but I admit there’s still a place in my heart for totally self-indulgent OFC fic.

When OFCs reached their saturation point sometime in the ‘00s, there was backlash. Hard backlash. Slash writers tended to be older, more experienced writers who looked down on OFCs. Self insert became a dirty phrase, and slash was considered more legit fanfic writing. Girls who enjoyed writing themselves into their favorite universe were guilted for doing it. Slash was pushed as a kind of social activism with kinks. OFC was called homophobic, because they didn’t center on the popular slash ships.

Fandom convinced many girls that writing fics about two hot guys was superior in every way compared to OFC. Fandom is very much a bandwagon culture. If you wanted to be popular, if you wanted readers and favorites and comments, slash was the way to go. You could still self insert with slash, but it was a fandom approved kind of self insertion.

OFCs fell out of favor, and they still haven’t recovered. A lot of people would say good riddance to bad Mary Sues, but OFC allowed girls to write girls with abandon. It allowed them to create characters they related to. But that was not acceptable. When AO3 was born, it bacame primarily a slash platform. And everyone wanted to hang with the cool kids.

The demonization of the OFC is a loss, especially for fanfic writers who want to create representation for themselves in media where that representation doesn’t exist.

[request] but i can’t help (falling in love with you)

AUTHOR: ongniels (ali)
TITLE:
FANDOM: WANNA ONE/Produce 101
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: Ong Seongwoo/Kang Daniel
WORD COUNT: 2,1k
WARNING: none
SUMMARY:  “I’m in love with you,” Seongwoo suddenly blurts out, snapping him out of his thoughts.


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The 100 AU | Rival Bands

The Delinquents and City of Light have been rivals ever since they both rose to fame about a year ago. Bellamy Blake and Clarke Griffin have a twitter feud at least once a month, Raven Reyes leaves slashing comments on every picture Murphy posts, and even Octavia and Lincoln fan the flames of the feud and they’re dating. Everyone fights with everyone (besides Luna who constantly assures the press it’s a big joke), but when they’re suddenly stuck on a tour together as a PR stunt… the real sparks will fly.

a bellarke, minty, + more fic I will probably never get the time to write

anonymous asked:

hmm, so, why are u anti tcc :0

well, it mostly stems from the fact that i’m a woman of color who regularly has to deal with news about people with my skin tone being killed and harassed over having the balls to exist. and most of that harassment comes from forces of the law who only got a badge so they could be bullies with a permit.

but aside from that, there are multiple young white men who see it as some type of civic duty to start race wars, kill gay people, and the like and the idea that they’re being patted on the back and praised and treated like they’re the real victims is worrisome to say the least and insulting at the worst.

bare in mind, i have no problem with those in the tcc who are interested in detective work, human psychology, forensic science,or perhaps are just researching it for their own enjoyment or the sake of information. (i can vouch for this since i’m a writer and i often have to go into the deep, dark archives of wikipedia to study sociopathic behavior and the like)

what i do take major offense to is those who make memes, write slash fan fiction, and comment on images of dylann roof and the columbine shooters with sweet condolences about how they were “gone too soon” and “deserved a second chance” and “were sweet adorable dorks omg”.

so excuse me if at times my commentary on the community comes off as immature and petty (i have deleted those posts mainly due to finding them a tad childish), it’s because it comes from a place of being sick and tired of the death of minorities being treated like some sort of small detail of a murderer’s life, the victim's ethnicity being thrown aside for the sake of making the murderer seem tragic and poetically miserable rather than just an image of normalized racism.

BURN THE HOUSE DOWN (Part 2 of 3)

ROYAI WEEK 2017

PROMPT: Day #7 (6/11) - Incendiary
RATING:Teens (swearing, innuendoes)
WORD COUNT: 2977 (Part II only)

Rebecca will do anything for her best friend, Riza. Tonight, she’ll do whatever it takes to give her a shot at happiness, no matter how brief it may be. If only that damn bastard Mustang would take a hint…

PART I  |  PART II  |  PART III (coming soon)


This story happens immediately after the events of Roy Mustang Observation Diary, where Falman was still a sergeant (instead of a warrant officer), and Fuery was a private, up until the end where Roy promoted him to sergeant, at least according to the English translation floating around the net.

I’ve split the fic into three parts now because I ended up adding almost 3000 words by the time I finished reading two-thirds of the original Part II. I can’t help it. I love Rebecca and Team Mustang, especially Fuery!!

HAPPY ROYAI DAY, EVERYONE~!!


PART II: CHAIN REACTION


Friday, 23:08 hours
Dining Room (Turned into a Club), The Verve, East City

After all the preparations had been done, everyone finally settled around the rectangular table in their VIP booth. Rebecca unfurled the curtain divider by the entrance to give their group some privacy.

Riza took note of the seating arrangement. Across her was her best friend sitting on a plush ottoman, her back to the curtain. To Rebecca’s right were Breda and Falman, both sitting on one of the three loveseats in their booth. To her left were Fuery and Havoc, the former trying to rest his head on the taller man’s arm and failing miserably. Finally, Riza shared the last loveseat with the colonel.

The booth was rather small for seven people, and the loveseats smaller still. Riza’s right leg brushed against Roy’s left every time she moved. The contact made her hyperaware of their proximity which was already challenging the limits of propriety – at least for a commanding officer and his subordinate.

The game hadn’t even started yet…

…and knowing Rebecca, nothing less than inappropriate would happen for the rest of their night if she had a say in it.

“Young and wild and free, remember?” The blonde woman muttered to herself. She released a sigh, which did not go unnoticed.

“Is there something wrong, lieutenant?” Roy whispered in her ear, startling her.

She wordlessly shook her head, then shifted her gaze to Rebecca who let out an exaggerated cough.

“Are you done whispering sweet nothings to each other?” She raised an eyebrow at the two highest-ranked officers in the booth.

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(Separating a Slash and Axl fight/Slash asking you out)

It had been a few years since you moved to L.A. with your big brother Axl. You and him lived in a small apartment and one of his best friends, Slash, had just moved in. These two guys sure did know how trash the place, you constantly had to pick up beer cans and various bottles of booze every morning. Besides being used to the constant messes they’d made, you were also used to Slash and Axl fighting quite frequently.


“Slash, you can’t fuckin’ do that! Do you want me to kick you out of the band?! Why don’t you just go back to Poison?! Wait, that’s right they rejected you!” After Axl’s comment Slash had enough and swung a blow to the jaw at the fiery ginger. Now the two were still yelling loud enough for the next building over to hear and continuously swinging at each other.


Sitting in your room at first you thought the fight was just like the one’s you were used to until you heard more noises and screaming than the usual scuffle the two would get into. You burst out of your room and ran down the hall to see the both of them violently swinging at each other. As you approached closer to them you heard both of their slurred, mumbling of inaudible things to each other, you knew they were intended to be quite offensive if the words could come out right.

At this point you knew you had to stop this before one of them killed the other.
“Knock it off you two!” You pleaded as they continued to brawl right in front of you. Growing more and more fearful of what could happen if they weren’t stopped you needed to do something and quick.


“Y/N get the fuck away from here!” Slash growled as you tried to separate them. Ignoring the angry, curly haired man you wedged yourself further between them to push them apart. In the process of pushing them apart Axl managed to punch you instead of Slash.


Blood now gushing from your nose, you held your head back covering your nose. “Get out of here now! Both of you! Don’t come back until you two can start acting like grown ass men and settle things out without fighting!”


“Y/N, are you okay? I didn’t mean to hit you, you shouldn’t have got in-between us!” Your brother looked at you concerned; trying to avoid the fact you just kicked him out of his own apartment.


Enraged at the fact neither Axl or Slash listened to your demand, you began to turn red with fury. “I said get out, and I meant it. Now go.” Noticing how calm your voice was, the two men hurried out of the house scared by just how upset you were with them.


Slash and Axl asked if they could crash at Izzy’s for a few days until you had cooled off. “Wait, so you punched Y/N?! Axl! That’s your sister!” Izzy stated, stunned by the fact they were both too carried away in their own anger not to stop fighting when you went to break it up. “You two fuckers need to go make things right with her, especially you, Slash. You know she likes you, man.”


Three days passed and you hadn’t seen or heard from your brother or his friend. You came to realize you missed picking up after their messes and how noisy it could be with them around. You missed them but you didn’t miss them constantly pounding on each other over the dumbest things. It was a quiet day around until you heard the sound of the door unlocking.


“Axl, do ya think she’s still mad?” Slash questioned seeming obviously uneasy to see you for the first time since his and Axl’s violent altercation.


“I dunno, man, it’s Y/N. She’s probably fine, then again she’s a lot like me. You never know.” Axl unlocked the door and made his way through the apartment looking for you. Impressed by how clean the apartment was, he couldn’t wait to make a mess later that night if you forgave him.


You came out of the room you designated as your office to see Slash and Axl shyly sitting on the couch, nervous to see your reaction of them being there. “So, are you two done being idiots or are you coming to pick up more stuff to stay at Izzy’s permanently?” You made your way to the couch to sit between the two of them.


Axl slung his arm around you, realizing you weren’t mad at him anymore. “I’m sorry I punched ya, baby sis, can you forgive your mean big brother?” He chuckled as he poked you in the ribcage as you pulled away, accidentally falling into Slash’s lap.


Quickly pulling yourself off of him the room fell silent. Axl sensed the awkwardness and got up to use the restroom, knowing Slash wanted to talk to you alone.


“Y/N, I’m really sorry for the other day. It got out of hand, to make it up to you I’d like to take you out on a date… If that’s okay with you, of course. I mean Izzy told me you liked me so I-“ You cut him off before he continued to ramble on any further.


A soft smile now spreading across the entirety of your face, you looked over at Slash. “Say no more, I’d love to go out on a date with you.” Slash let out a deep breath and began to smile himself.


“Hey, how’s that nose feelin’? It looks a little crooked…” Completely embarrassed by Slash’s discovery, you covered your nose in horror. Slash put his hand on your leg as his way of apologizing again.


The two of you heard Axl chuckling from down the hall from Slash’s comment. “Sorry about that, Y/N!”


Maybe they should go back to Izzy’s for a few more days…

Can we discuss the Klance teamwork in episode 7? Let’s discuss the Klance teamwork in episode 7.

They just work so… well? Like, Keith was instrumental in retrieving the Blue Lion, then they’re paired to take care of the hanger full of enemy ships. And there’s no real arguing?
Like, Keith goes to charge in and smash stuff, Lance reminds him the Balmera is alive, and gives a good, concise plan on how to disable them. Keith sees it’s a good plan and agrees. Keith breaks into the control room, Lance takes care of the guard, Keith keeps watch while Lance attempts to figure out the controls, Keith then comes over and figures them out without so much as a snarky comment. Keith slashes the controls for good measure, and Lance blasts the doors on the way out to seal their deal.
Like, no arguments, no one-upping, no snarky attitudes, not even any conversation on what they should do. Just straightforward trust and cooperation, they operate practically on instinct despite fighting precious few battles side by side like the original Paladins.

They just work so well together.
Klance. Wow.

A Series of Unfortunate Texts by AlreadyPainfullyGone

Summary: Dean knows his wife is having an affair, he just doesn’t know with who - and when he finds out, it’s worse than he thought. Destiel Slash AU.

Comments: 8/10. A decent amount of angst, but quite a bit of fluff as well. The angst does not concern their relationship, it’s an “us against the world” type situation. Dean finds out that his wife Lisa is cheating on him, with a hooker named Cas. So Dean goes to find Cas and has sex with him. Only they fall in love with each other. Throw in some complications and you have this fic. WARNING: Alistair is a client of Cas’s and a sick bastard, attempted rape, blood, violence, trauma. They’re not in graphic vivid detail, but still pretty scary.

33 Teen Wolf Recs: fantastical creature!Stiles

This is an update of my creature feature rec list, which stars Stiles in variations incarnations - as an incubus, a were-wallaby, a tentacle alien and so on (and sometimes just as your mundane garden-variety werewolf). My personal favorites are marked with heart symbols. It’s part of my personal policy not to rec M-rated or E-rated stories in which one of the protagonists is under eighteen, so that’s what you’re not gonna get here. Previously the list was limited to Sterek, but I’m also including Steter and Sciles now.

Did I miss stories? Let me know!



The Sundering Kiss
Author: trilliath
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 92 000
Summary: Stiles is a young adult incubus who has made his way to New York City. After his first makeout session ended in death, he left Beacon Hills to try and understand what he was and protect the people he cared about. But being his father’s son, in name if not by birth, he’s never been able to accept the idea of killing innocent humans to feed himself. So in order to survive and keep his morals both, he travels across the country feeding on sexual predators. […]
Comment: This story is one of my fandom-wide faves. The prose is gorgeous, and the narrative includes so many of my favourite things that it feels almost custom-tailored for me. Stiles as an incubus? Fantastic. The film noir vibe? So down for that. The wonderful portrayal of New York? Hmmm yes. Intriguing and original world-buidling? Nnnnf!
Also, I have rarely come across a story in which the main characters were involved in such an intricate dance of “will they, won’t they"…The ebb and flow of them coming closer and drifting apart, of being predator and prey, is just elegantly executed. The author excels in creating strong characters that the reader cares about and then, cruelly, setting them on opposing paths. I loved the psychological complexity. There’s no shortage of dark themes – specifically, rape and consent issues are addressed a lot – but if you don’t mind that, you won’t regret reading this story.


A (Sort of) Fairytale
Author: briecheesie
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: M
Length: 25 800
Summary: The summer after senior year starts normally enough, with the gang spending their final months before college together at the Martin family’s lake house. Then Jackson stumbles onto the burial ground of a witch’s ex-husband, Stiles is magically turned into a fox, and things somehow manage to get worse from there. The gratuitous Princess Bride references are only of moderate help.
Comment: Perfectly sweet and angsty - an unhurried tale of Stiles and Derek getting closer and finding comfort in each other. I would have preferred if Stiles hadn’t been capable of human speech, but that’s just my personal preference. The pictures that go along with the story are gorgeous as well.


Keep It Together
Author: ravingrevolution
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 23 100
Summary: “What if I guess what you are?” Derek asked. Stiles sighed. “Why do you even think there’s something to guess?” Derek cocked an eyebrow at him. “You’re taking a cold bath and showing no signs of being chilled. A normal human would be shivering by now and your body temperature hasn’t dropped at all.” Which, okay, fair point.
Comment: This story is just amazing! I liked the subtle, all around realistic characterizations (Peter’s might be one of my favorites!), the angstiness, the bond between Stiles and Derek that steadily becomes more apparent… This story will leave any reader with warm and fuzzy feelings. It’s more pre-slash than overt slash, but that shouldn’t deter anyone.



they call kids like us vicious and carved out of stone
Author: standinginanicedress
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: M
Length: 20 500
Summary: “Since you’re so sure, what’s the proof that you have that he’s not a vampire?”
Feeling like he’s the only sane person left on planet earth, Derek rolls his eyes heavenward. “First of all, there’s not a mound of dust sitting where he used to be -” he gestures upwards towards the sun like behold, the light, and Scott’s jaw tics, “and second of all, he’s never done anything even remotely suspicious.” […]

Comment: Scott has the paranoid notion that their next-door neighbor is a vampire, and sure, the guy has some weird habits… but who hasn’t, right? Or in other words, Derek starts to obsess about his neighbor - and not exactly in a good way.
This story is the perfect Halloween fic! The atmosphere becomes increasingly darker and creepier as Derek harbors more and more doubts and struggles to uncover the truth. As usual the author’s writing style is dynamic, funny, and flows very naturally, but that doesn’t mean that the more depressing aspects of the vampiric condition are glossed over. (Because damn, it’s really not that alluring if you think about it…) I especially loved the world-building here, since I’m a fan of AUs where supernatural creatures are known. The shipping aspect is quite subdued, but that’s absolutely fine!



Anteocularis
Author: Aravis
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 19 400
Summary: Allison meets a strange deer in the forest. Derek may have found someone who can match his level of bullshit. Stiles is running from a murderer. Pack-feels and cross-species bonding.
Comment: This is the sort of AU that sounds crazy on paper – I mean, Stiles as a were-deer? But oh, does it work. The author pulls off the premise flawlessly! Stiles finds an unlikely shelter in the wolf’s den, but is skittish and slow to trust his new lupine acquaintances. But the hunter that he believes on his trail is more of a monster than any shapeshifter…


better than stars or water
Author: llassah
Pairing: Sciles
Rating: T
Length: 14 500
Summary: Stiles smells like the forest, like the sun on the leaves, and his skin is warm and smooth under Scott’s hands, heart jumping rabbit-fast. He seems like prey, but darts out of the way easily when he chooses to. His wings feel warm and alive when Scott’s hands brush against them, and he shivers when they’re touched. It starts feeling less like play, starts feeling softer. Like it’s something sacred. He feels as though he has a hollow space inside him, a space he’s making just for Stiles. […]
Comment: A beautiful Scott-centric story in which Scott reacquaints himself with a long lost friend and the events of the first season unfold differently.


The Weathered Shell
Author: trilliath
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 14 400
Summary: The young man is standing with an arm casually thrown up to lean against the door frame, displaying his bare torso to advantage, his powerful swimmer’s shoulders and lean body pale with moonlight. His cocky grin, however, is fading quickly into a look of shock and confusion. Other than a pelt shaped into a sloppy kilt, his legs are bare too, despite the chill winds coming in off the ocean. […]
Comment: A gorgeously written exploration of sexuality. Stiles is a Selkie in this fic and unwittingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery.



best case scenario
Author: verity
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 13 200
Summary: The fourth time Stiles breaks the fridge, Dad is less sympathetic. “Stiles,” he says as Stiles holds the door steady for him to screw it back onto the chassis—there’s new hardware involved this time, and not a little duct tape— “I thought this werewolf thing was going to help.” “Yeah, with the dementia,” Stiles says.
Comment: God, this story. Brilliantly written – so evocative, so effective – and spot on with each characterization. I loved to see Stiles struggling with his transition into werewolfdom, loved his vulnerability after the nogitsune episode, the way he struggled to regain his footing. He’s written in a very human way, and I don’t think I’ve ever read an equally impressive account of a werewolf transition. He’s changed on so many levels, and the reader gets it.


No Oceans Left
Author: zoemathemata
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 14 200
Summary: Stiles has always been a merman. He just never knew how to tell anyone. He hasn’t shifted since his mom died.
Comment: Pre-slash. I especially liked the Stilinski family feels here, i.e. Stiles coming clean about that all that has been happening and the sheriff trying to cope with that.


Deputy Derek Hale, Alpha
Author: eldee
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 12 700
Summary: Deputy Derek Hale has recently become an alpha, and that changes things for him. Now that he’s back after a leave of absence, he’s hoping to get what he and Stiles had almost-started back on track. The thing is, it seems Stiles is going through some changes of his own and Derek’s not sure how he fits.
Comment: AU in which it is common knowledge that supernatural creatures exist (to the point of them having a Supernatural Awareness Week). I have such a soft spot for these sort of AUs – plus Derek and Stiles are just adorable.


Ad Astra Per Tentaculum
Author: morganoconner
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 12 000
Summary: Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. "Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.”
Comment: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a fandom in possession of enough writers will have a stash of tentacle fics somewhere. This story was much more serious and compelling than I expected. It’s beautiful how the unlikely relationship between Derek and Stiles unfurls, and their connection felt very genuine and sweet.



Back to Beacon Hills
Author: surrenderdammit
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 10 500
Summary: Stiles is a born werefox, returning to Beacon Hills with the hopes of starting over and finding some sort of home again. Maybe he can finally stay in one place long enough for his scent to catch.
Comment: Runaway!Stiles finally finds a home? Be still my heart.



Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Author: cywscross
Pairing: Steter
Rating: T
Length: 9200
Summary: Stiles is an empath, and it’s just his luck that he’s surrounded by broken people. Then again, it’s not like he has any room to talk either. Surprisingly enough, Peter helps, something neither of them realizes for a good long while.
Comment: This is one of my all-time favorite Steter stories – and in fact the one that fully drew me into this pairing. I reread this story regularly, and it’s always as engaging as the first time I read it, which I think is the mark of a true classic. This is a comparatively gentle version of Steter, but both still come across as very much IC.



snow day
Author: kellifer_fic
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 8300
Summary: “It’s not a big deal. It just happens when I’m… cold,” Stiles offers, scratching gingerly at his head with a claw and then grimacing at it like it’s betraying him. “Are you serious?” “Hey, who are you to judge, wolfman?”
Comment: This is one of those stories that by all means should be crack but after two sentences you forget all about that.



one raven sorrow
Author: grimm
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: E
Length: 7800
Summary: Sometime before true darkness settles in, his attention is caught by someone walking along the gravestones, feet crunching over the thin cover of snow. This man is taller than the other, dressed all over in dark clothes, his face grim as the graves around him. Again, he is hit by warmth, but this warmth is almost painful, fiery. He remembers hands gripping at his skin, hot, burning, a low voice mumbling you feel amazing, fuck, fuck. He watches the man crouch in front of a grave and curiosity pulls him from the tree to land on top of the headstone. The man’s head jerks up, an angry noise rattling between his teeth, and he swipes an arm at him, forcing him to flutter back with an angry squawking “Hey!” […]
Comment: Raven!Stiles. This story ripped my heart out and then stomped on it. Seriously, pack tissues.



I Want to Love You Like the Sun Loves You
Author: halfhardtorock
Rating: E
Length: 5300
Summary: From an anon: “Ok, but now that I read your lovely Hobrien touch!starved pornlet and the sheriff/incubus one, all I can think of is touch!starved!Derek/incubus!Stiles. Damn you. *shakes fist* *weeps*”
Comment: An incubus AU! Stiles’ powers and weaknesses are fascinatingly portrayed and I was immediately fond of him as a character – his whirlwind energy, his badly concealed anger and longing…he is something of a force of nature, to put it mildly. Derek and Stiles form a volatile, explosive combination and the resulting sex is frenzied and hot (with the added bonus of an exhibitionistic touch!). This story also explores the reputation and standing of incubi in the larger supernatural society (you know, fantastical racism) and I appreciated that additional layer.


The Moon and the Tide Series: Shiny Things and Squids are to Llamas
Author: trilliath
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 5000
Summary: Derek is a misfit were who prefers the solace of the beach to the clamor of his pack and reminders of his failures. Stiles is a curious merman whose interest in the unknown is definitely going to get him into trouble. Meeting each other was not something either of them expected.
Comment: Oddly charming and charmingly odd!



This Is Home
Author: raisesomehale
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 4500
Summary: Other than being a werefox with a werekit for a son, Stiles’ life is relatively normal. He’s a single parent, owns a modest sized home, and has a variety of kid-friendly meal recipes tucked neatly under his belt. It might be just him and Nate, but they have it in the bag. Nothing is missing from their lives. That is, until Nate befriends a girl named Sadie Hale on his first day of kindergarten. Then everything changes.
Comment: Yes to hot single dads, yes to domestic fluff, yes all the way.



Sun Kissed
Author: morganoconner
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: M
Length: 4000
Summary: Stiles hasn’t seen the sun in three years. Derek is determined to give it back to him.
Comment: Lovely.



Down the Rabbit Hole
Author: KuriKuri
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: G
Length: 4000
Summary: His hind paw catches on a rock and he goes down, crashing onto his stomach, the wind abruptly forced from his lungs. He tries to scramble to his feet – paws, whatever – but he can already sense a large figure hovering over him, trapping him in. He makes a break for it anyway, though, desperately trying to escape, but a large muzzle with rows of sharp teeth is already descending on him […].
Comment: Not gonna lie, the author had me at wererabbit.



Alpha Mine
Author: cywscross
Pairing: Steter
Rating: n/a
Length: 3700
Summary: Stiles says yes. And then his Alpha goes and dies on him.
Comment: What if Stiles had said yes when Peter offered him the bite? Well. Everything would have gotten a lot more complicated and a good deal easier.



it’s in the water baby (it’s between you and me)
Author: callunavulgari
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 3300
Summary: “I can’t go around biting everyone, Stiles,” Scott explains apologetically the day that Stiles’ old babysitter comes down with the virus. “I just can’t.” “But you could save people,” he insists, angry, because it’s just started seeping in that there’s nothing that Stiles can do about this. […]
Comment: Love in the time of cholera. When everything goes to hell (even more than usual), Derek is not prepared to take any chances.



Fathoms Below
Author: Saucery
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 3200
Summary: An absolutely shameless fusion with The Little Mermaid. Shh, just come.
Comment: Stiles is a hyperactive, good-hearted merprince and Derek is the idiot who puts his foot in his mouth everytime.



A Little Fur Goes A Long Way
Author: janonny
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: G
Length: 2600
Summary: Stiles faces Derek’s Very Bad Day head on.
Comment: H/c. Stiles is a werefox and tries to cheer up a depressed Derek.



All Times Are Now
Author: 1001cranes
Pairing: Steter
Rating: n/a
Length: 2600
Summary: Stiles looks sixteen on his good days and twenty on the worse ones - lowered eyes and pinched features, missing the sea like a limb, or a lover, and he has to remind himself his lover is here. Standing beside him on two legs. Or, the one where Stiles is a Selkie and Peter has his skin.
Comment: Hauntingly beautiful and painful in all the best ways. This fic comes close to violating my rule about the protagonists not being under eighteen, but in this case Stiles seems sixteen, but is actually much older.



give the devil his due (WiP)
Author: cywscross
Pairing: Steter
Rating: T
Length: 2500
Summary: Peter accidentally summons a demon. Most people would be terrified. Peter is not most people, so it’s probably rather fortunate that Stiles is not most demons either.
Comment: A very promising beginning! (And I say that as someone who’s usually not enamored with demon AUs).


Untitled
Author: Tears_0f_ink
Pairing: gen, Sterek (pre-slash)
Rating: n/a
Length: 2500
Summary: Werefox!Stiles
Comment: My love for this story is inversely proportional to its length. It’s more gen than anything else, but something about it is truly special and stayed with me.


A Cliché Love Story
Author: cywscross
Pairing: Steter
Rating: n/a
Length: 2500
Summary: Cora is more or less comatose, Peter is crashing from an Epinephrine high, and no one else is around to save the day. What else is Stiles supposed to do?
Comment: I have such a soft spot for vampire!Stiles.


Hop Like Hell
Author: fuchs
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: G
Length: 2200
Summary: “Oi rack off!” Everyone seemed to pause in unison and Derek and Erica shot Stiles matching sets of condescending eyebrows.[…]
Comment: Crazy on paper, brilliant on screen.



Trampolines are Distracting
Author: kungfunurse
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: n/a
Length: 1400
Summary: What it says on the tin.
Comment: Cute!


Tug
Author: Original_Cypher
Pairing: Sterek
Rating: T
Length: 1300
Summary: At times, it’s like feeling the air shift against his bare skin. Fleeting, barely there. Sometimes, it’s as real and tingling as knowing someone’s staring into the back of your head. It’s part his new and improved werewolf senses, but it’s one Derek didn’t warn him about. Scott never mentioned anything like this, either.
Comment: As a freshly bitten werewolf, Stiles tests out limits he didn’t know existed.



a favourable answer
Author: 1001cranes
Pairing: Sterek, Steter
Rating: n/a
Length: 900
Summary: Peter/Stiles/Derek where Stiles is the bamf, sly teenage alpha who keeps in line his hot-tempered top betas wile he may or may not be using seduction and sexual frustration as a way to channel Peter’s and Derek’s… spare energy. For the pack’s good of course.
Comment: This is a version of alpha werewolf!Stiles I can fully get behind. Yassss!

kiwhales  asked:

Hi! In a recent post-- last week I think?-- re: fandom and het women's treatment of m/m relationships, you mentioned an essay by a gay black man about the depictions of m/m relationships in romance novels and I was wondering if you could link me to it? I tried googling but it wasn't very effective. I'd really appreciate it! Though if you can't find it/don't have time I also understand.

I plain forgot to share the post so thanks so much for reminding me. 

Here’s Brandon Taylor talking about how M/M romance isn’t “queer romance” as it doesn’t even vaguely represent a reality of the queer male experience that he finds recognizable. 

GAY ROMANCE NOVELS ARE NOT QUEER ROMANCE NOVELS

Here’s an example of one of the messages he got in response that said that M/M romance isn’t for queer men message 1  (here it is on tumblr)

This branches off into a tweet thread where he and other people talk about the nerve of someone saying that he’s exercising male privilege by pointing out that these (often straight, cis, and white) women have no idea what it is like to be a queer man and that it shows in their works in super specific ways. 

I think it’s super messed up that when a queer man goes “I’m uncomfortable with how people like me are portrayed on the regular in M/M fiction”, that women accuse him of working for the patriarchy and commenting on/invading female (or female coded, as I’m pretty sure I saw anonymous message say) spaces.

Brandon also has a couple more posts about sex in M/M fiction and how relationships between men in M/M romance present queerness and masculinity in ways you wouldn’t expect and that he, as a queer man, can’t bring himself to like or be okay with. He also, on occasion, talks and tweets about how the genre pushes certain and specific types of queer performance and sexual acts as ~the norm~ to the exclusion of hm… realism (not the best word, but I can’t think of a good stand in now). 

Fandom Continues to Prove My Point About Its Race Issues

A comment on a recent reblog of my slash shipping and race/gender post that I’m not even going to bother trying to interact with: 

To me, this article makes no sense. I feel being accused a racist because of shipping white men together. I mean, srsly? It’s forcing people to “like” something in the name of political correctness. IDK about others, but I find this kind of opinion is super annoying.

Sometimes people just want to sit down and read fanfics of their favorite ships, simple as that. Don’t over complicate things, please.

Funny how people who read a ton of fanfiction suddenly lose the ability to comprehend what they read when their favorite tropes and fandom’s issues of race are being called out.

Part of why I’m not really engaging in the comments that come from this post is because the ones that come from people like this commenter and the person they reblogged the post from are willful in their ignorance. They don’t care about what a majority of fans of color are saying. They don’t care about characters of color.

All they care about is their favorite white dude slash ship and that no one even thinks of them as racist (even when no such statement is made). It’s pointless because they’ve already made up their minds that I’m wrong and that I’m just writing these posts for what – 

The attention? The rude responses from people like them? Oh yeah, that’s really appealing to me, not knowing what I’ll wake up to in my inbox or activity feed because criticism turns people into weirdos. 

But I’m seeing the comments and the tags here on tumblr. I’m seeing how (mainly white) fans are reacting to the fact that something they do might be related to racism or internalized misogyny and it’s nothing that I didn’t expect. Because when faced with the idea that they might well be complicit in race or gender based erasure in fandom, white fans tend to get really rude rather than look critically at themselves and their peers. 

It’s cute though.

Because some people just want to sit down and read their ships, I’m not allowed to point out erasure. But you know what happens when I try to find ships and stories with my favorite female characters and characters of color?

They tend to largely be stuck in the background of stories centering your favorite ships as support or nannies or the villains in the way of relationships. 

So I’m going to keep talking about fandom’s failings at the same time that I’m writing about these characters because it’s the only way to get people thinking and talking about fandom and what the community needs to do better at. 

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF VISITING MAZ’S CASTLE

hello, and welcome to maz kanata’s castle upon takodana ! below one will be able to find the rules needed to follow in accordance with your stay as a guest.

  • you are currently standing uponneutral ground -––– no fights or tension will be tolerated over turf wars and the like. take that to another establishment. any scuffles upon these grounds will result in both parties being kicked out, the one throwing the first punch and slash or comment to pick up both+ tabs. 
  • no bar fights. yes, that even means if you get a not so great hand or you suspect someone of cheating you out of a bet. fighting will equate to a barring for a decided allotted time period as well as payment of the tab, as per the severity and slash or damage inflicted upon others and slash or the establishment.
  • if your bartender cannot understand your accent and slash or dialect and slash or language, please do not cause a disturbance with anger or sadness ! there is always on staff languages experts and translators that can bridge gaps for any type of activity undergone under this roof. every worker is fluent in at least several languages, and if you need their help with any kind of activity you are partaking in with others, just let us know !
  • it is common decency to tip out the establishment for housing and entertaining your gambling problems. this includes tipping your bartenders, server, entertainment for the evening, whoever ! maybe all of them.  (   PLEASE NOTE : bad tippers are marked down as such and your face is added to the wall of shame.  )  -–––– and of course, a tip out the proprietor who made it all possible is warmly accepted with gratitude.  (  you’re very welcome !!!!  )  you should probably thank her, too. hey, we get it, you wanna get away from your home-life and duties, but money doesn’t grow on these beautiful trees that surround you.
  • if you don’t have money for your less-than-acceptable gambling habits and slash or drinking, don’t you worry ! a house account is created the first time you step on grounds  (  returning visitors with leftover debt in their own person house account is recognized immediately and can be paid or placed further within debt !  ),  and your tab of what you owe will be logged. this is great news for you !!! if you don’t have the money, you don’t need it right then ! it’s a wonderful help, we know. you’re welcome, and have fun !*
  • (  PLEASE NOTE : that maz kanata and everyone employed within this establishment is not affiliated with any deals and slash or gambles incited upon these grounds. entering this property means consenting to your waiver of personal liability.  )
  • free board for musicians. being a lover of art and poetry and all things creative, music is important part of the atmosphere of the establishment. that being said, we understand the struggles one must go to for making a living with music. so instead of being paid, one and one’s band member’s acquire free board, as well as all access to the patrons and public areas of this castle !
  • creeps get thrown out and barred. we do not stand for someone to become uncomfortable as a patron. if someone is bothering you, please let staff know right away ! your safety and happiness comes before another’s joke or ‘good time’.
  • rudeness, unwanted lewd comments, etc towards the employees of this bar will not be tolerated at all and will result in the perpetrator being given their full bar tab to pay immediately and removed from the premises. depending upon severity of said comments, perpetrator may be asked to pay for other tabs and slash or house accounts as well.
  • if you are a regular, you do not get free reign, and you are not always right. any bad attitudes acquired and slash or coming back to the proprietor will promptly have said patron -–– regular or not ––- dismissed for the evening with a full tab expected to be paid before leave. if multiple strikes occur against said patron, possible barring and slash or fees will come up.
  • this is not a daycare. do not bring your children. if found, we do not take personal responsibility for any stolen or bought items they place upon your house account.
  • this establishment is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. this establishment is not responsible for any wrong decisions made under the influence. this establishment is not responsible

THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ AND DIGEST THESE THOUGHTS -––––– enjoy your stay!

* = please note: house accounts accrue interest over time by 3% a week. available credit is taken into consideration as a per patron situation, and inability or disinterest to pay back any of the money due will result in a loss of available funds to borrow.