there are things that shouldn't been seen

I think the whole “entertainment spell” thing works really well for Spider with a Top Hat as a potential trans allegory.

How when SwaTH tried to show the Narwhal he could be a fighting spell too, the Narwhal just laughed at it… and he wasn’t even trying to be mean; he really thought it was a joke. But that didn’t make it feel any better.

Basically whenever SWaTH tried to do anything for himself, anything genuine, it was seen as a joke by everyone around him & that is symbolized in the idea drilled into him that the entire purpose of his existence is to be a joke to others.

Which is not unlike the treatment of trans people in a lot of media and especially cartoons.

Things We Shouldn’t Do (Part 3 of  ?)

Chapter word count: 7.4k (28.8k total)

Summary: “The history between the two of you is well known,” Marcus went on, talking over Clarke’s continued splutters.  “And it hasn’t escaped the notice of certain news organizations–”
“What, you mean fucking TMZ?” Clarke interjected.
Marcus sighed.  “It would be in the best interest of the show and I think both your careers if you were to be seen as a couple.”
Silence.
“A dating couple,” Marcus added as if that hadn’t been clear.
Bellamy and Clarke exploded simultaneously.“If we what?” Clarke demanded at the same time that Bellamy just started laughing.  He slipped sideways, dangerously close to falling out of his chair.

—-
Clarke is at the bottom of a downward spiral and Bellamy is riding an all-time career high when they’re cast as the leads of Marcus Kane’s newest drama.  The entertainment world expects a blowup of immense proportions between the two feuding actors but get a hard to explain romance instead.  Or: a fake dating celebrities AU.

{read it on AO3}

Clarke Griffin woke up on day one of San Diego Comic-Con with the heat of another body pressed into her back and Bellamy Blake’s arm thrown over her torso, holding her fast.  It wasn’t how they’d fallen asleep last night, each of them militantly on their side of the bed, too nervous of crossing an invisible line that even casual shifts in position made them both tense.

It was, however, not unwelcome.  Bellamy smelled like laundry detergent and something that reminded Clarke of Octavia, and his breath was ruffling the hair at her temple in a delightfully intimate way that Clarke hadn’t realized she’d missed.

This hadn’t happened in Arizona.  Or, that was to say it had once, but they’d both rocketed out of bed when they’d realized it and had never spoken of it again.  Bellamy’s arm around her waist didn’t necessarily feel coupley.  It didn’t feel like the first few times Clarke had woken up wrapped around Lexa, or one of her other significant others.  It didn’t have that requisite awkwardness, the “oh, shit, did I do something wrong?” feeling that settled in her stomach while she waited for the other person to wake up and either pull her closer or push her away.  No, waking up with Bellamy’s arm around her waist felt natural, easy, right.

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Things We Shouldn’t Do (Part 2 of ?)

Chapter word count: 10.1k (21.3k total)
Summary: “The history between the two of you is well known,” Marcus went on, talking over Clarke’s continued splutters.  “And it hasn’t escaped the notice of certain news organizations–”
“What, you mean fucking TMZ?” Clarke interjected.
Marcus sighed.  “It would be in the best interest of the show and I think both your careers if you were to be seen as a couple.”
Silence.
“A dating couple,” Marcus added as if that hadn’t been clear.
Bellamy and Clarke exploded simultaneously.“If we what?” Clarke demanded at the same time that Bellamy just started laughing.  He slipped sideways, dangerously close to falling out of his chair.

—-
Clarke is at the bottom of a downward spiral and Bellamy is riding an all-time career high when they’re cast as the leads of Marcus Kane’s newest drama.  The entertainment world expects a blowup of immense proportions between the two feuding actors but get a hard to explain romance instead.  Or: a fake dating celebrities AU.

{read it on AO3}


Clarke was sprawled across the couch in her trailer when her phone rang.  Groaning, she fumbled for it, lifting it to her ear.

“Yes, Anya,” she said.

“I have your press tour information for the summer,” Anya replied in lieu of a hello.

Clarke groaned again. “Okay?”

“They’re sending you to SDCC.”

Clarke rolled upright, all fatigue from the day of shooting gone.  “What?  I thought the CW already announced the shows they were sending.”

“Last minute addition?  I don’t know, Clarke, all I know is that Kane and the entire main cast is going.”

“Shit.”

“The CW’s being really stingy on their details for this year but I heard some buzz that that’s where the pilot’s being premiered.”

Clarke choked.

“Welcome to the big leagues, Clarke.”  There was a smile in Anya’s voice.

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