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[FILL]: Viktor/Yuuri + Domestic/Assassin AU

Prompt #: 426
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: language, some sexual content, and non-explicit references to human trafficking
Summary: “Let me get this straight,” Victor said slowly. “You were a secret agent for the Japanese government." 
"An intelligence agent,” Yuuri corrected and then when Victor’s eyebrows started rising dangerously, he said, quickly, “But yes, that’s right." 
Victor stared at him. "But you cry at dog commercials." 
"Are the two things mutually exclusive?” Yuuri said weakly. 

Yuuri eyed the extensive line of expensive face creams that Victor had stacked from one end of the sink to the other; Yuuri swore that they were breeding in the night. Yuuri’s toothbrush had been shunted off to one side, bristles dangling precariously over the trash can that was underneath the sink. Victor’s silk briefs hung over the lip of the trash can, like they had been thrown there by a particularly high-end stripper (“I need support, Yuuri,” Victor had protested when all of his underwear had been at the cleaner’s and Yuuri had offered his own underwear. Victor going commando in a suit to the skating banquet had been one of the most wonderful and torturous experiences of Yuuri’s life, and that included the months-long undercover mission at a ramen shop whose specialty had been katsudon).

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luna-writes-seventeen-stuff  asked:

Tanisha, I really need your help, and I'm going off anon to do it, simply because I trust you so much. (You're the best~ 💕) I really like writing Seventeen fanfiction - I adore it. It helps me be less stressed, it helps me be more creative, etc. Recently though, I've gotten a ton of anon asks telling me I'm sexually harassing the idols, and this really hurts me. I don't want to do something that's considered hurtful to the people I'm writing about, but I truly love writing it. (Pt. 1)

So far, I’ve just been deleting the asks, because I don’t want to acknowledge them - but it’s really bugging me. Am I really a horrible person like they say for writing something like that? You yourself write seventeen fics, and you’re the absolute /kindest/ and /sweetest/ person in the entire world. I knew there were people against KPop fanfics, but I’ve never had to deal with them before, and their words really hurt. What’s your personal opinion on their viewpoint? (This character limit ugh)

I’m sorry - I feel really bad for flooding your inbox like this, bothering you and taking up your time. I’ve just always felt comfortable talking to you - I’ve been an anon for about a year, and you unknowingly gave me the courage to start my own blog. Feel completely free to ignore these asks, dear - I know you’ve got a lot on your plate, and just sending them to you makes me feel better. 💕

(warning: lots of negative bullshit ahead. if you’re having a bad day and don’t want it to get worse, or having a good day and don’t want it ruined, don’t read ahead. this is literally the only post like this i will ever have on my blog. i just really need to get my opinion on this out there.)

baby, don’t even worry about it. I am so very glad that you brought this issue to my attention. 

now, I know in the past I have said that I wouldn’t answer asks regarding the ‘minor smut’ issue on this blog, to avoid the drama, but that’s when people were badgering me about it - sending me hate. but unfortunately I’m the mama bear type and when you mess with one of my babies is when you get me involved. 

so for the record, this is the only, and only post I will ever make about this issue, and I will not respond to anything else about it, and nothing that anybody says about my writing will every change what I post. 

I am just saying all of this stuff for the benefit of my lovely little flower, who needs to be guided on a big issue like this. 

firstly, thank you for saying all those lovely things about me. and secondly, I think you should know that I believe you are doing nothing wrong. nothing at all. there’s a lot of people who are gonna tell you a lot of bullshit to contradict that, and I wanna tell you otherwise. 

your blog is your blog and you have the right to post what you want to post, just as I do. and there are a lot of things I like to bring up with people who want to tell me that I am making some kind of crime against humanity by running my blog the way I please. 

  • The Idea Of Adolescence: this is something not a lot of people can get through their head. they will be very quick to say “but Dino is just a child! you can’t write smut about him! stop sexualizing him! he’s just a child!” when that’s very wrong. they will be very quick to call a 16/17 year old idol a ‘child’ when that is a very untrue statement. the word adolescent was invented strictly because the word ‘child’ is not at all fitting of people who are in their late teens. in fact, the term even covers those in their early twenties, so many idols that smut is being written about acceptably can be considered adolescents. and that’s the age range I consider acceptable for writing smut about on my blog. I never write smut about ‘children’ on my blog and I never will. because news flash: one does not just magically transform from a child into an adult. there is a period of transition in between. (every medical doctor and psychologist will acknowledge this.) 
  • Aging Up Characters vs Aging Down Characters: this is something that pisses me off in particular. if you will notice, ‘real life’ age is all that matters to the keyboard warriors who are trying to protect their idols from supposed slander. (which really, fanfic isn’t slander.) you will notice that idiots on the internet have a very, very hard time distinguishing from reality and fiction. just because authors use idols as inspiration for their fiction does not mean that is reality. anyway, so you may notice that a common theme in fanfic is aging characters up or down. recently I have been posting a Hogwarts AU that is set in their sixth year - meaning the three main characters, Joshua, Jeonghan, and Seungcheol, even though they are of legal age in real life, are canonically all 16 in my fanfiction. and they are all having sex/being heavily sexualized. but as of yet, it seems that no one has figured that out and there has not been some kind of major, world-ending uproar because of it. another good example of aged down characters in fanfictions could be hybrid fanfictions - when the characters are canonically much younger than their IRL counterparts and act much younger, and really no one seems to give a shit when this is heavily sexualized. aging up is the problem. if I take Sanha and write him in a CEO/business AU as a man in his thirties, fictionally aging him up and writing that as a smut, then it’s still ‘minor’ smut and it’s an uproar. because no one can distinguish from fantasy and reality. 
  • Anons Assaulting People/The “Soap Box” Effect: this would be when people get carried away, telling blogs like yours and mine and many others out there that we cannot post the writing that we work so damn hard on because they think it’s what’s right. and even then, they could just be telling you because they’re following a trend. now, i call it the “soap box” effect because that’s really what it’s like - these people who tell you that you shouldn’t be sexualizing idols are basically standing on a soap box, thinking they’re above you, when they’re human and you’re human and they just want to feel like they’re better than you for not feeling certain emotions when really they’re not. we’re all equal here. (they just don’t admit to squealing when Vernon gets their panties all wet.) anyway, what i’m really saying here is, people want to assault other people, and preach about how sexualizing idols is bad and terrible, when if they really wanted to change something, they would do the kind thing and level with you and not be rude as hell. 
  • Promoting Pedophilia: now, I have been told in the past, and personally attacked by someone who was (supposed) a victim of child molestation, and told that “people like me” were the reason for their victimization because I was writing and posting minor smut. now, not for one second did I believe that to be true. (because again, teens are minors but not children, so it’s not even pedophilia.) I feel incredibly sorry for anyone, and I mean anyone who has experienced any kind of sexual assault, especially to be exposed to that during your childhood, but not for one moment do I believe that’s any excuse to harass me and tell me what to post. this is a porn blog. obviously there is going to be sexually sensitive material here. I am a victim of anorexia, and obvious I know how different that is from sexual assault, but what that type of triggering material comes up on a blog or in a story I am wary of it. I put warning on all of my stories and I put them under cuts and the nature of my stories and my blog is made quite clear to the public. I would advice the same to everyone else, which for the most part, I have seen around. But with all of that cautionary said, my very fucking existence is not predatory. I am not a predator. I am promoting people expressing their feelings in the most healthy way - through fiction. and some people dare to accuse me of the most horrid act; promoting a crime against children. I guess my point is, my little flower, you are not a predator either. and don’t believe anyone who tells you that you are. 
  • Promoting Rape Culture: once again, people have accused me of promoting this crime against humanity with my writing. and again, with all my sympathies stated in the last point, I must say this really isn’t it. supposedly I am raping idols because I am not getting their consent before writing about them sexually/sexualizing them? I’m not really sure how this works - but I would like to talk more about consent in the realm of fanfic. and here, I think this is just more of people having problems establishing reality outside their internet bubble. 
  • Consent In (Fan)Fiction: thus far, I believe I have written only one piece with dubious consent in it, and I warned it before the cut as a pretty bold warning. all my other pieces, the characters gave a nice verbal consent that they wanted to engage in the fictional sexual acts with each other and they engaged in fictional aftercare with each other afterwards. I don’t believe in writing rape scenes. (no offence to you if you do.) I don’t believe in writing too heavily dubious consent where the parties have not discussed or emotionally agreed to their BDSM first - because if it’s not done right, it can be very sloppy and uncomfortable. I only did it recently because I thought it fit the scene and the characters I was writing. but I think clear consent and heavy warnings on fanfic is so important to avoid stirring up shit with people, and to avoid people getting at your throat. but you can never make everyone happy. and technically, people would argue, two minors, even fictional ones, could not legally give consent fictionally, and a fictional minor could not give fictional consent to some over eighteen, and technically, even if the member which the scenario is about is over eighteen, you really have no idea how old the reader is, so you don’t know if they can even give consent and that’s entirely messy there. (pls tell me you can sense my sarcasm on that last bit.)
  • Other Fandoms Really Don’t Care: one thing you will notice that is unique to the kpop fandom, that is probably not a good thing, is this constant nagging about minor smut and sexualizing idols. if you have ever been in other fandoms in your lifetime, which I have, you will notice the 180 difference that will shock you. for example, in the 5 Seconds of Summer fandom, when the band first became popular, 3 of the 4 members were under the age of 18 (they even wrote a song called 18 which entails their frustration of being treated like children when they’re really not, sick of waiting until they turn the age of consent, and I love the message of that song so much that I have a scenario based off of it); anyway, by the time I really became immersed in the fandom, only one of the members was 17, Luke, and people constantly made the joke that he couldn’t read smut/imagines that were written about him that were rated 18+. it was considered a joke to them. which honestly I found funny. and on his 18th birthday, I wish I’d had a dime for every text post/tweet that said “ha! Luke can finally read his own imagines now!” because that was the biggest laugh to the fandom. sexualizing a 17 year old wasn’t taboo at all because they were seen as normal people (and probably because they overly sexualized themselves too.) I also wanna briefly talk about the Harry Potter fandom. this was my first fandom, my home blood, basically, the fandom that raised me. so some of the first smut I ever read gave my the influence that it was normal for people to be writing about 13/14 year olds having sex. (example). Harry Potter is all about the minor years - from ages 11 to 17, at the very latest 18, and when I was reading and exploring unsupervised I came across some very weird very questionable things at a young age and nobody like these keyboard warriors were there vetting these things and harassing these authors constantly telling them what they should and shouldn’t post. and i feel that being uncensored like that was a better experience for me. basically my point is - the content should be out there for people to read if they want to and for them to leave alone if they want to 
  • It’s All Just Fiction: in the end, as I have stated before, it’s all just fiction. and not a lot of people can actually realize that. see, if I write a piece where Jeonghan dies, or even where Jeonghan gets murdered by my reader - that’s okay. no one will accuse me of death slander or of “brutalizing” their idol because they know that Jeonghan IRL is perfect, he’s alive and well, and breathing, and performing just like they want him to. no one get’s pissed off when you write about anything “bad” other than sex (no one even batted an eye lash when I wrote an entire one shot were minor Yeri got black out drunk at a party and had to be transported to a stranger’s house in the backseat of a car.) that’s because sex is taboo. sex is the horrid, awful, no-no thing that we’re not supposed to talk about, apparently now, not even on the internet. smut was my sexual education, but they didn’t talk about sex enough in schools. and I’ll be damned if I have to give an inaccurate education to any of my babies because some idiots on the internet just want me to be another uptight bitch who won’t talk about sex. teenagers have sex. idols have sex. that’s just reality. also, when you think about how fiction works - it’s all just words on a fucking page. if I changed the name Dino to Dean, you’d have no clue who Dean was - the slight change in letters would immediately dissociate this fictional character doing fictional acts from the idol that you love and don’t want me to sexualize. that’s all the author did with 50 Shades of Grey was changed a few names and she never got sued and made millions. isn’t that amazing how fiction works? 
  • Is It Right Or Wrong? 
  • that is the golden question, isn’t it? I personally would not say it’s wrong at all. and if you’re reading this then you probably respect my opinion for being worth something, don’t you? well see, I think of it, no matter what, as being creative, and that’s not wrong. no matter who I was writing about, if the content was violent or sexual or peaceful, if I thought it was good writing of mine, I would be proud of it. the piece of my writing on this blog that I am most proud of is horribly gruesome and violent and I’m still very very proud of it. most people say “oh it’s okay because they’ll never see it” fuck that. at any time I would be proud to let Seventeen or any other idol see the work I have written about them, even the sexual stuff. idols, in real life, might be kinkier than you think, and if they aren’t, it’s still my creative writing and I would hope they can respect that. so no, it’s not wrong. these feelings are natural, these are your emotions, your emotions. take them and channel them into a healthy place - fiction; creativity. 

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and honestly, fuck the haters. that’s what Mama says. 


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Bacteria are everywhere on your skin, hair and eyelashes, to name a few of their homes. Bacteria are even in your soap, the very thing you thought washed all the bacteria away.

As it turns out, washing your hands in soap is not an exercise in ridding them of all bacteria – it is only reduces the amount found there. But soap does this very effectively, and in doing so protects your immune system. 

There’s Bacteria In Your Soap, But It Still Gets You Clean

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A Microbiome Monday question: should I be using hand sanitizer?

As with many health questions, this is a complicated one. Hand sanitizers, along with antibacterial soaps, are incredibly effective at killing microbial populations. However, they are not specialized to target only harmful microbes, so when you use these cleansers, you are also killing many of the beneficial microbes on your hands. In the long run, killing off  benign bacteria in this way can give rise to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and impair your body’s ability to fend off disease.

There are circumstances where it is appropriate to use hand sanitizer. In hospitals, for instance, the risk for disease transfer is high, and people with compromised or suppressed immune systems abound. This can sometimes make the benefits of hand sanitizer outweigh the negative repercussions. But most of the time, using hand sanitizer provides more cleaning than is actually healthy, and washing with normal soap and water is a much better option.

Read two more Frequently Asked Questions from the exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, now open.