they are fictional but their love is real

anonymous asked:

I didn't care for the twilight movies but I did enjoy the books. The bruises Edward left on her was a accident because he a VAMPIRE. He's STRONG. After that he refused to make love to her until she was changed but weeks later they ended up doing it again anyway. When twilight was super popular, I always heard that the reason women loved it was because there aren't a lot of gentlemen left in this world like Edward - despite leaving her - but waiting for marriage to sleep together etc etc etc.

Look, I think it’s ok to enjoy Twilight. Go for it. No problems. It’s fiction and fiction is to be enjoyed and isn’t real. So, no worries there!

But, Twilight does have a lot that’s problematic to it. I don’t want to go into it, because frankly, I’m not interested in more tumblr SJWs coming onto my page and shouting at me - I’ve had enough of that for the last 24 hrs.

Needless to say, the point of my post was that Twilight and Reylo are not the same dynamic. Period. Twilight is not enemies-to-lovers, and Reylo is not to be simply reduced to centering ONLY on the lovers aspect of its dynamic. Reylo is a PART of the SW overarching plot - not necessarily central to it. Whereas, Twilight is CENTRALIZED on the romance - that’s the whole point of Twilight.

Twilight is - frankly - also poorly written. It just is. People can enjoy it, but it’s not that deep and it’s not that compelling. At the end of the day, I personally wish there were better ways to handle this “love is dangerous, love is curious” type of perspecive that girls and women could relate to.

I, personally, think Reylo would be a really nuanced and special way to explore that idea. Rey is empowered, and Kylo is an EQUAL to her. Their dynamic has the chance of showing that “love is dangerous, love is curious” perspective - a very feminized way of looking at romance.

As we, young women, grow up, we are given cues from society that our sexuality is dangerous and somehow forbidden. I think that both Reylo and Twilight can showcase that dynamic, but that Twilight falls short of being nuanced and lacks in depth. That’s my personal take, and I think a lot of people agree.

Whereas, with Reylo, it is very nuanced, it is quite deep. The masterful use of subtext and tropes, the subversion of many of those tropes (for which Twilight falls flat - the tropes are very much adhered to in ways that sometimes reduce the female protagonist), and the focus of the plot NOT being central to a romance per se, all makes this dynamic more progressive. That was my point.

This is about arguing against this view that Reylo is somehow this regressive and boring take on female sexuality.

It is, in fact, NOT regressive, but empowering. It is, in fact, NOT boring, but will end up being rather nuanced and fresh in the world of fantasy, of fiction, and just media in general.

JJ has already done a FANTASTIC job with TFA. That fight scene between Rey and Kylo Ren was one of the most moving ways to show the strength and FIRE of female sexuality - it is a force to be reckoned with, to be embraced, to EMPOWER women. That we need not be afraid of our femininity, nor be afraid to incorporate the masculine in our lives as we see fit.

I am sure someone on tumblr will find a way to take out of context what I’ve said above. But, I hope at least some people understand where I’m coming from.

I’m not trying to say you can’t or shouldn’t like Twilight. That’s fine! Just be willing to accept that dialogue needs to be had about some of the problematic aspects of it.

And I’m sure there can be dialogue in the same vein with Reylo. I just think it’s a much more progressive and nuanced portrayal of female sexuality than we have seen in a long time. Another example might be Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m sure there are others out there, but I’m pretty tired of tumblr at this point.

I want to have these conversations, but people are really focused on winning arguments over sharing ideas. I ask that those who respond to this come at it from a perspective of conversation. I’m not interested in “winning” for the sake of winning an argument.

Downtown Love;

Originally posted by taesscripts

Summary: Jin can’t help but fall for the girl sits in the passenger seat and wears his shirts

Disclaimer: All the things that are mentioned in this are words of fiction aka it’s not real. I’ve literally just made this up and as always credits to @taesscripts for the gif

Member: Jin from BTS x female reader

Rating: Fluff (implied smut)


Note: another song fic because i love underappericated king jooyoung’s downtown love

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[FILE 01]: [I'm Not] the Pilot
WHY? //Written and produced by Aimee Meester Trish Odessa voiced by Sydney Fontaine Music and sound design by Cyrus Fontaine LINKS: Website:

Guys guys guys guys guys! I posted about this a while ago, but that was before we launched and now it’s a THING YOU CAN LISTEN TO. 

I wrote a fiction podcast! A real live fiction podcast. (Think Welcome To Night Vale, Within the Wires, etc.) It’s sci-fi and weird and about teens in space, with a Star Trek x X-Files vibe. There are aliens, and missing people, and lots of spaceships, and I’m so proud of the way it’s turning out. If you need some weirdness in your life you should most definitely check the thing out. <3 

so a quick lil post for a second abt rpf and boundaries!

 i think its really easy to feel like these ppl are our friends bc of the way online personas are used! and the thing is theyre not. we don’t know them. and that means respecting what information they release to the public and what they dont. it means we have to be careful when we talk about them. 

we write about fictionalized versions of real people but we need to keep that seperate from our love for them as real people. the thing about online celebrity is it’s so easy to think you know someone but really we don’t! we don’t know nicks political beliefs, we dont know his sexual orientation, we don’t know all that much about his personal life! and thats good! those are boundaries that he has and we need to respect them and be cool about that! same with griffin. no snooping, no speculation, no trying to claim that you Know what they are/think/believe. if we don’t have information on that aspect of their lives, its because they dont want us to.

and it’s important to respect those boundaries. we need to respect these people who we love and with that comes respecting boundaies.

lets be good to nick and griffin, and let’s be good to each other!

Taeil || Soulmate

Originally posted by jonqins

request: Hello! I hope you are doing fine 💕🐥 like always I’m here cuz I need more Taeil (NCT) stories 😭 (why there aren’t a lot of stories for him? 😭) well for this request I thought about what Taeil said on EnNaNa “we are all connected even in our dreams ”. So maybe taeil and the reader are in love but that is only in dreams cuz in real life they have never met until one day they find each other 😭💕 hehehe it’s a weird and even more fictional plot but … yeah it’s weird. Thank you 💕🌙🍀

A/n: sorry I didn’t do a full scenario I went writer block on it

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Matthew Sweeney for @simsxlife‘s Fortune Murder Mystery


If one were to ask Matthew what it’s like being a vampire, he would probably grunt something barely audible in response and go back to working on whatever he’s writing at the moment. Even before he knew how to read and write, Matthew was always more interested in the fictional scenarios happening in his head than in the world around him. It’s not that he doesn’t notice the world - he does, often picking up the tiniest details out of situations and words. He is usually more excited to have a story come together, though. And where does he find the inspiration for his stories? Why, all around him, of course!

This was why he enrolled in the university a year ago - despite his tendency to stay away from people, he loves to observe them, their habits, behaviors, personalities. After all, characters are always based on someone real. And Matthew is very good at observing.

Perhaps, this is why, whenever Matthew writes about the people he knows, his “characters” seem to perform actions much earlier than their real life inspirations do.

But Matthew is sure there is nothing supernatural about it - after all, after all the effort and time Matthew puts into observing the people he bases his characters on, it would be weird if these people behaved in a different way. 

It’s totally supernatural. Matthew’s skills for writing people’s future actions are basically his sharp observation skills made sharper still by his vampirism. His ability isn’t foolproof, but he is usually 85-95% correct about how anyone will act in any given situation.

So, Matthew’s personality and ability could be useful for finding out who the killer is, but he might just get really carried away with all the different scenarios of how the crime happened and with all the details around it. 

Only CC is his hair (included).

Also, he’s bi, but he doesn’t date much since he prefers to observe people from a distance rather than to interact with them.

Kissy Kiss Meme

I was tagged by the ever lovely @ellebeedarling to participate in this here kissing meme. So away we go!

RULES: List 10 fictional characters you’d like to kiss, then tag people.

  1. Kaidan Alenko - Mass Effect (Are you surprised? Probably not, he’s my fav, my space husband, my biotic boyfriend. I love him)
  2. Commander John Shepard - Mass Effect (Sheploo, because those eyes)
  3. Matrim Cauthon - Wheel of Time (The lovable misfit is just so kissable)
  4. Ronan Lynch - The Raven Cycle (His ‘bad boy’ image works for me)
  5. Avitus Rix - Mass Effect Andromeda (I have a thing for this Turian)
  6. Peebee - Mass Effect Andromeda (This Asari totally won me over and after many ‘relaxation sessions’ zero gravity, I think kissy times would be real good)
  7. Heimdall - Thor 1&2 (Played by Idris Elba, that man is a piece of art)
  8. Jeff Moreau - Mass Effect (His sense of humor is bracing and I found myself wishing he was a romance option)
  9. Zelda - Legend of Zelda (I’ve had a crush on her since Ocarina of Time and its one of those things that’ll probably never go away)
  10. Chris Redfield - Resident Evil (Hes cute, he buff, he knows how to use a gun, all good things)

Ok, that was harder than I thought it would be? My brain is so Mass Effect centered right now I had trouble recalling characters from anything else, ha!

Taggin time! I wanna see lists from @arkesstuff @kiraylah @bi-otic-kaidan-alenko @bagog @amell-on @choosyfruit @shepard-alenko and @sweet-ree

Have fun kissin ya’ll!

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I just went into the shortest depressive episode because I realized that m//rdoc and r//sell would never love me whatsoever if they were real 😭💔
Like do u ever think about how there are millions of groupies in the world who love their idols and know so much about them but…?? What entitles a fan to a famous person’s attention?? What makes a fan out of millions more special than the other million of them with similar personalities and values who feel the same about the star???
Idk!!! Wild!!! I’m so glad I’m stanning fictional characters and not real ppl because boy I’d be depressed for real 😭😭😭

Fact: I am not now nor will I probably ever be emotionally equipped for a Carol Peletier-less world. Before you say, oh hey. You know she's a fictional character. She's not real. Just back the f**k off because I am aware of that fact. The feelings her character has made me feel, though, are all too real and all credit in the world to the lovely and crazy talented Melissa McBride. She has breathed life into a character that has made an indelible impact on me. Both ladies, fictional and real, have more than earned their status as forever faves of mine, and I love them, I love them, I love them.

So no more talk of a world without her.


listen i’m incredibly sensitive and critical about the way women are treated in media but i also think people are Waaaayy too harsh on travis mcelroy for the whole julia thing. like fridging for manpain is a real issue in media but i think that when you’ve got a dude who has openly said ‘i love my wife a ton and i lost my mother when i was younger so losing my wife is a fear of mine i wanted to explore through a fictional proxy’ i think it’s honestly just, a little cruel to make fun of him for that. i’ve seen some pretty mean stuff said. 

Harry Potter and the Neural Network fan fiction

Or, what happens if you train a neural network on the titles and plot summaries of over 100,000 works of Harry Potter fan fiction.

In the decades since the Harry Potter books were published, fans have written literally hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter stories of their own, and shared them online. Can a neural network join in on the fun?

In a way, everything a recurrent neural network writes is fan fiction. A recurrent neural network looks at an example dataset (such as the complete Sherlock Holmes stories) and teaches itself the patterns and conventions that it sees. So, if it’s given Sherlock Holmes stories, it will become obsessed with Holmes and Watson, and if it’s given knock-knock jokes, it will spend all day telling awful knock-knock jokes of its own.

Thanks to an idea by a couple of readers, some heroic work by @b8horpet in scraping (with permission) hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter fan fiction titles and summaries from AO3, and a flexible new recurrent neural network implementation by Chen Liang, the neural network’s latest obsession is Harry Potter.

The Perfect Party by iamisaac
Draco has been left alone, and Ginny confused must learn and who has his best friend. They were breathed by a love that didn’t become his grounds and the flowers begin.

This is a typical example of the neural network’s fan fiction - romantic pairings of two or more Harry Potter characters (called “ships” in fan fiction-speak). In this case, it even has chosen a plausible author: iamisaac is a real and fairly prolific fan fiction author whose works do tend to be of the “romantic” variety. 

The Garden by perverse_idyll for lexigilite
Ron and Hermione move after a man party. What did her best things go and has to deal with people she loves? How many imperfect love really belonges them and needs to be a person? Or will they learn and more than the war?

Mirror Thing by Queen_Elexhan
“Are you there for a relationship? I was a sad future for your love.”  Harry and Ginny find out the meaning is.

Shatters by Kis [archived by TheHexFiles_archivist ]
Based on the Spot Are It Falls Into A Heir by NextrangeOnTheThree
Draco and Hermione share a whole indescribbening.

Again, “perverse_idyll” and “TheHexFiles_archivist” are fairly active authors. (Hi, if you’re reading! The neural network seems to like your writing, and is writing fan fiction of your fan fiction!) Those familiar with Harry Potter fan fiction will not be surprised to learn that the neural network really likes to generate ships; pretty much every combination of characters is represented (some of the more unusual combinations being “The Snow/Voldemort”, “The Ministry/Draco Malfoy”, and “Voldemort/Random Quidditch Child”).

By turning down the neural network’s creativity setting to near-zero, we arrive at its vision of what the quintessential Harry Potter fan fiction would be like - and we also learn its favorite ship:

Persuading by theladyblack
Harry and Draco are still a second chance at the end of the war.  Will they be able to do with the fairy tale of the first time they were a strange stranger to the street of the war and the war is over?

It turns out the neural network is obsessed with Harry/Draco, although in a pinch, Sirius/Remus will also do.

The neural network also seems to really like stories about Professor Snape trying to do rather ordinary things:

New Moon Boys by Dungoonke for Loki_Kukaka
Severus Snape comes back to a night’s politics.

In the Reason Is Blinders by LittleRoma
Severus has been through his lost remote.

In The Alteri Silence by Forest_of_Holly for roscreens41
Snape receives life after plants to do by work over whether they get into. Just Hell.

A Second Chance by DarkCorgi
Snape had a second thing, and that is better than anything for for the rest of his life.

Mirror by orphan_account
Severus Snape tries to get a lot of dragons and that was to be more than he didn’t expect to continue. He has always been a bit of an old and a baby to stay the way he’d been the brother at Hogwarts and he keeps the chance of meeting…

Deception by FlyingEyes
Snape is a British Robes of interesting things and worrys like a little fun and sees the pretty battle for a while.

Another thing that happened, which is pretty much my favorite thing ever, is that the neural network apparently encountered some fan fiction stories that were not in English. As a result, it learned to do this from time to time:

The Secretary Of the World 
Challenge inspired by GoF and la mating resigns de la mill colors per mereple beruit carteur la pelete el wert rardo completing and herillo intus den una a des rush sentines kelta an transoles… 

Between by Cheyangel13
A series of fivers are unexpectedly depressed and controlled by the bed, with least more from una perfemale erpensa de the maesse akai suidadium dela vida call de la los se terriuus do form en sou dies de fasurard il resisted de for dogs la sementu sein prong colors itu dee adte se sige natard…

The neural network has also learned to employ capital letters:

Les finds love by violet_quill for starstruck1986
Severus Snape wanted him to be more and she likes Draco.  The person he wants an energy to him.  WHALIDE NO GEATIRE SOURR INSPE AHARMANABLISH ALL SOME TO VERY THE RERIDE!!!!!!!

secret Quidditch by snapsleert
Collapse and find the second worst and very different. See Gain and Descent motivate surprising death. Unbusing one of the months: should make more bumo.choooshots. HUGULATED

And the neural network occasionally uses content warnings, although it seems to have a rather fuzzy idea about what to warn its readers about:

Better With The Broom Complicate by Margyn_Black
Tonks gets more than the best girl of creation. (Rated Maturisle, mark, a violence, contract) (slash] part of themes) ferret.

Art for the Sun a Scary by disillusionist9
A collection of warnings: characters and situations of silence.

Some of the neural network’s stories, though, are just plain weird.

Harry Potter and the Painful Eyes by dark_pook
A Birthday drabble about the problems and a woman who shows up a lot less than she checks at Hogwarts in the destiny to the infamous adventure of control of the Art of The Good Boy Kings With Hermione.

Harry and the Blue Special Delicious by apolavia_scg
An unexpected potions messaged in the world their lives are to find friendship following the day of different pagers. James and Lily come to the summer before the war.

The Perfect Cow by alafaye
Severus and Hermione start a horcruxes

Art: Let Draco roll the light of the moon, and means. by Dangelanne
What happens after the war. Not drawn to Draco Malfoy jumpers. Originally written in 2008.

Birds of a Saturday by SasuNarufan13
Harry Potter is drunk and discovers he is an alternate universe.

Holly theody by yesIpxdishoftlyGrinli
What would be dangerous! Side Voldemort Jones does all lord off the sunshine show.

Lily Evans and the Ravenclaw of a Christmas Surprise by ci
Severus angst the truth of a frighten situation for the wink.

Persuasion by Samanthian
The Sorting Hat is fighting in one of the houses.

lily’s family by sharkle
Harry woke up in searching after a werewolf Sherlock’s picnic. He is furious.

As a bonus, I leave you with some fairly-plausible screennames the neural network invented, which appear not to be taken (yet):


bother me with these please

1: What’s the most annoying thing about your best friend/s?
2: Least favorite TV shows?
3: Favorite moment with your best friend/s?
4: What’s one quality you would like to have?
5: Name three people of your same sex you would: marry,kiss and fuck
6: Do you like your full name?
7: Tell me your most embarrasing memory
8: Favorite color to wear?
9: Favorite restaurant?
10: What would be a good first date for you?
11: Are you a good wrestler?
12: Are you allergic to something?
13: Would you be a good singer?
14: Who’s the last person you told “I love you” to?
15: What car would you buy if you had enough money?
16: Favorite cover of a song?
17: What was your last conversation about?
18: Where were you born?
19: Least favorite app?
20: Tell me two facts about your country of birth
21: Do you like wearing sunglasses?
22: When it’s a good moment for a first kiss?
23: What are your nationalities?
24: What would make you drop college/university?
25: A crossover between two shows (any shows) you would like to see?
26: Long or short hair?
27:A character from a book/TV show/movie that shouldn’t have died?
28: Favorite movie scene?
29:Do you ship more fiction people or more real people?
30: Favorite country song?
31: Favorite John Green book?
32: Least favorite Ed Sheeran song?
33: Favorite ship?
34: How do you deal with sexual tension?
35: Name a celebrity who died that you miss
36: Favorite Harry Potter spell?
37: Something you are scared of losing?
38: Someone you regret meeting?
39: Have you ever been hurt by someone you thought he/she was your friend?
40: Do you easily open up to people?
41: What is a gift you love receiving?
42: What is something you could leave easily?
43: Rant about that’s eating you up
44: If you could make one phone call to anyone right now, who would it be and what would you say?
45:Are you easy to love?

neptunian feelings

Neptune in the 1st: your personality feels fickle, unstable, you don’t know who you are, relying on multiple personas to hide your insecurities and fears. you tend to pick up traits from the people you’re closest with.

Neptune in the 2nd: in your mind, you never have too much. you believe money can buy you a ticket out of unhappiness. luxury is a fantasy. feels like your belongings can save your life, so you cherish them with heart and soul

Neptune in the 3rd: fiction is always better than the real deal. your thinking process is frequently clouded with distractions, daydreaming is part of your nature. you’re easily hypnotized by whatever seems divine at the moment

Neptune in the 4th: you seek protection in places you won’t find it. your childhood left a void in you so you try to fill it by creating illusions of a perfect home in your mind, and trying to recreate your definition of a perfect family

Neptune in the 5th: over dramatization of love. you’re either in cloud nine, or extremely heart-broken. you idealize romance and daydream about intense affairs. glamour & art attract you for giving you a sense of pleasured escapism

Neptune in the 6th: marked by hypersensitivity and avoidance of rules, schedules, plans and routines. easily bored by daily activities, and generally comfortable among messes/disorganized spaces. work has to be inspirational.

Neptune in the 7th: codependent and easily attached, more to the ideas you fabricate about people than to them. you mirror the behaviors of others. You glamorize romantic relationships, often ignoring flaws. you want to save, or be saved by your lover.

Neptune in the 8th: overwhelming desire to understand death, the human mind and everything that is inexplicably complex. emotional wounds are very heavy on you & you dwell on them. self-destruction tendencies are familiar.

Neptune in the 9th: hopeless and delusional optimism, incessant quest to find “heaven” on earth not through physical pleasure but through existential fulfillment. you’re lured in by promises of transcending the mundane

Neptune in the 10th: you’re confused about your place in the world and can’t seem to find a purpose in life. marked by an obsession with reputation and your position in society. impressionable and unsure about career options 

Neptune in the 11th: easily influenced by friends, often unable to realize malice and evil intentions behind people’s actions. enchanted by the possibility of saving the world, but also emptied out by it.

Neptune in the 12th: you feel fragile and over-exposed so you seclude yourself, and then feel lonely. permanently unsatisfied with what life gives you, so usually feeling hopeless and lost. fantasy is better than reality.

by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac

Why the SPN mixtape scene from 12x19 is screenwriting gold, and should be taught to the next generations of screenwriters everywhere - analysis

20 seconds. Two lines of dialogue, three gestures, a couple more camera angles. Episode 19, season 12 of a genre TV show “Supernatural”. A single strike of screenwriting and cinematic genius. The mixtape scene.

Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn, I bow before you.

This scene should be used as an example for future screenwriters how you can put maximum of meaning into minimal time and dialogue. Should be analyzed and taught at universities everywhere, how to achieve the most using the least. How to write for TV, where you only have less than an hour to built something spectacular.


Let’s just peel off all the layers of these 20 seconds of footage and these 13 words. 13 WORDS.

(Cas knocks, Dean doesn’t say anything. Cas opens the door, apologizes for disturbing Dean in his room, and then takes a cassette tape out of his left inside coat pocket, and puts it on the desk, while tapping the label on it that says “Deans (sic!) top 13 Zepp traxx”.)

Cas: Um, I just wanted to return this.

Dean: It’s a gift. You keep those.

13 tracks. 13 words. The future. So number thirteen is important for the future. I mean, are you trying to tell us something here, writers?

(Dean takes the tape, oustreches his arm, and gives it back to Cas. We see Cas’ hand grabbing the tape, and taking it back.)

That tiny scene is ENORMOUS from the perspective of the narrative and the characterization. Let’s see what we can get out of it. (Prepare yourself: it’s gonna be long. Damn, how much meta can you write based on 20 seconds of television and two lines of dialogue?) (Hint: A lot.)

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