so many words

One of the most fascinating generational gaps in fandom to me is how My Immortal is viewed. Like, a lot of teens these days look at My Immortal and say, yeah, that’s really obviously a trollfic, because compared to fanfic these days? It could only be a troll. But for those of us who were active in fandom in 2006, when My Immortal first arrived on the scene, there’s really no way to know, because a lot of fanfic at that time was legitimately that bad. It’s completely within the realm of possibility that the author of My Immortal was 100% genuine in her fic’s quality in 2006.

It’s just really interesting to see how different age groups interpret My Immortal, based on when they became exposed to fandom.

do u ever stop and think about how kiku grabbed onto konatsu instead of sukeroku because he could have tried to save sukeroku who he loves so much but instead he grabs onto konatsu who he knows shin loves more than anyone else in the universe and wow my heart bye

that feel when u glance thru a fic written in french and ur like ? ? ? ? ? ? oui oui je suis bilingual ooohh yeas

4

red spoils blue in his own way

does this count as spoiling?? idk he indulges his bf sometimes

10

I ask the Heavens for permission…

5

macrolabels are, in fact, a thing.

I’ve started calling myself sapphic as my only label, not specifying whether I only feel attraction to girls, or one gender. 

my experiences with labels have been uncomfortable, like people are trying to squeeze a circle to fit inside a square box, and that’s an understatement. 

macrolabels can be just as comforting and mentally beneficial as microlabels. many people find comfort in not having to explain their labels in depth, and knowing they still have a place in the community, even if they don’t want to specify. 

know what one of the most crucial macrolabels in this community is?

queer.

can you believe in the middle of all of this louis had the wherewithal to ask steve to record a song with him and he managed to write something uplifting and heartwarming in dedication of his mother? that he was able to pour his love into a song that he gets to sing, and that steve is right there for him even though as far as we know they only met this year. that they managed to keep this private and process in peace. that this is how he chose to honor her and that he’s allowing us to be part of it; that he’s gotten to choose what he’s sharing, and that this is what he’s sharing with us. 

MAYBE—
in our next life
i’ll be the witch
and you’ll be the convict.
MAYBE—
we’ll wear different faces,
speak different tongues,
call ourselves by other names.
BUT CERTAINLY—
you’ll be you and i’ll be me.
i will find you
in every single lifetime
and i will love you
over and over again.
our souls are not meant to be apart.
—  O.M., a promise (even in death, i will find a way) / MATTHIAS HELVAR & NINA ZENIK

she persisted
when they tried to enfgulf her in flames
like a phoenix
she rose from the ashes

she persisted
when they tried to silence her
like a banshee
she screamed

she persisted
when they tried to drown her
like a mermaid
she breathed underwater

she persisted
when they threw sticks and stones at her
like a queen
she wore them as a crown

she persisted
when they tried to shoot her down
like a hunter
she fired back

she persisted
when they tried to make her a beta
she showed them
that she was an alpha

—  #ShePersisted
(cc, 2017)