tw: the rub

isabel’s grandfather is abusive

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(Have a Hinata enjoying some cool tunes)

i mean, i personally only accept cis characters in my prompts just because i’ve had a lot of shit experiences with bad portrayals of trans characters and even good portrayals spike my own dysphoria and make me uncomfortable. i don’t really see either of those as being at all transphobic.

what i do have a problem with is the prompts that introduce the character they want you to play as female, then state that they want “anyone with female parts”. 

I could be def going on a ramble because I’m emo after reading Song of Achilles, but I think Achilles and Patroclus really reflected all the four types of love (if not both, then Patroclous to Achilles for sure)

Eros is obvious. Especially when the boys go up to train with Chiron. The way Patroclus seems to memorize every single detail of Achilles’ laugh or the movement of how his muscles dance while he trains. There is an undeniable attraction from the moment Patroclus first sees him running.

Phileo is the brotherhood that I feel when the two of them are so easy. The silent but resilient mutual agreement to never lie to one another. The whole acceptance of each other’s flaws and the vow to love each other until death.

Agape is the second most obvious. They are constantly sacrificing for each other. Achilles fucking let’s 10 years go by and doesn’t kill Hector and claim that glory that he craves, because he can’t bear the thought of leaving Patroclus behind while death claims Achilles as the fates said it would. Patroclus denies himself any chance of claiming a name for himself; he doesn’t care for it. Achilles is his purpose for living.

Then there’s Storge. It is best defined as love between a parent and child, but it’s really talking of that special bond between family. I read this wiki page quote about how they trade places of student and teacher at the end, but fuck that, I think it’s really more like a mother and child.

Just HEAR ME OUT

Patroclus is always talking about Achilles childish naivety, and that vibrance to him that only children hold. That hope. He tries really hard to shield the harshness of the world around them from Achilles until they’re forced to face it, when they’re swept away into the war. The desperate attempt at salvaging the last of Achilles honor and reputation (maybe redundant) is also very motherly of him. Sacrificing everything so Achilles may not “fail”

Meanwhile, Achilles recognizes Patroclus and all his broken pieces from years of being told he wasn’t good enough. His guilt of taking a boy’s life etcetc. He listens to him and wraps him up in this feeling of it’s okay to be flawed. Reassuring like a mother.

Sighs, all in all….. this book broke my heart. I don’t remember the Iliad very much cuz i read it over 6 years ago in a lit class, and obviously it doesn’t quite follow the myth (altho really not much detail is known beyond their role in the war, i believe). I can’t get over these two. Ever. I also really am disgusted when they’re boiled down to “that gay couple from greek myth”. I mean they are but they’re so much more…….

Not aimed at anyone here, just venting personal stuff because my email is a clusterfuck this morning.

No ‘Susan’, your 'fans’ aren’t attacking you for writing 'hetero-romance’ you’re not being criticized for writing a romance book involving a m/f ship.

What was actually said was 'oh no another bland generic carbon copy of all your previous work involving a m/f pairing, maybe you should try something new?’ and you went off the deep end ranting about 'homosexuals demanding’ you change the way you write and how you were being 'oppressed’ by the gays and wondering why the publishing house dropped you.

And no I won’t edit your next book 'as a favor’, fuck off.

Enjoy your plummeting career, you mediocre homophobic hack.

FADER MIX: THE RUB

  1. Jeremih “All The Time”
  2. Para One “Every Little Thing" ft. Cam'ron, Irfane & Teki Latex  (Acapella) 
  3. The Rub "At Night" 
  4. Trae "In The Hood” (Acapella)
  5. The Rub “At Night” (Michna Remix)
  6. Ciara “Body Party” Remix ft. Future
  7. Disclosure “Voices” ft. Keable
  8. Jacques Greene “On Your Side” ft. How To Dress Well
  9. Alfa Paare “Love Will Save”
  10. Flight Facilities “I Didn’t Believe” ft. Elizabeth Rose
  11. Fifteenth “Yesterday” (Funkin Matt Remix)
  12. Major Lazer “Jet Blue Jet” ft. Leftside, GTA, Razz and Biggy
  13. The Rub “Dutty Gyal” ft. Natalie Storm
  14. The Rub “Dutty Gyal” ft. Natalie Storm (So Shifty Remix)
  15. Dre Skull “First Time” ft. Megan James and Popcaan
  16. Rihanna “Stay” (MSR Soca Edit) 
  17. Mendez “Ya No Somos Amigos" 
  18. Fania All Stars "Lamento de un Guajiro” (Uproot Andy Remix)
  19. Willie Colon & Ruben Blades “Maria Llonza”
  20. So Shifty “Rude Gal” ft. Paco Mendoza
  21. Rihanna “Rude Boy” (Acapella) 
  22. Misun “Coffee” (Nacey & Cousin Cole Edit) 
  23. The L.O.X. “Ryde Or Die, Bitch” ft. Drag-On & Eve
  24. The Rub “Black & White” ft. Tatiana Owens & Bigg Base (Scott Melker Remix)
  25. The Freshest “Call Your Name”
  26. Ricky Blaze "Jamaica"
  27. French Montana “Gifted” ft. The Weeknd
  28. The-Dream “Pussy” ft. Pusha T 
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The Rub - George and Gwen McCrae (Together, 1975)

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1. Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
2. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
3. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
4. Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocker
5. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
6. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
7. Beatnuts – Psycho Dwarf
8. Onyx – Slam
9. Run DMC f. Pete Rock – Down With the King
10. KRS One – Sound of the Police
11. Fat Joe – Flow Joe
12. Masta Ace, Inc – Born to Roll
13. Snoop Doggy Dogg – The Shiznit
14. MC Breed f. Tupac – I Gotta Get Mine
15. De La Soul – Breakadawn
16. A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
17. Leaders of the New School – What’s Next + Large Pro Remix
18. Nubian Crackers f. Artifacts – Do You Wanna Hear It
19. Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways to Die
20. KRS One – Outta Here
21. Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Catch A Bad One
22. Casual – I Didn’t Mean To
23. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
24. Domino – Ghetto Jam
25. The Nonce – Mix Tapes
26. Freestyle Fellowship – Inner City Boundaries
27. Boss – Deeper
28. Tupac – Keep Your Head Up
29. Redman – All Night Long
30. Tragedy aka Intelligent Hoodlum – Grand Groove
31. Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple
32. Jeru tha Damaja – Come Clean
33. Big L – Devil’s Son
34. Ultramagnetic MCs – Two Brothers With Checks
35. Beatnuts – Reign of the Tec
36. KRS One – Hip-Hop vs Rap
37. Tupac ft Digital Underground – I Get Around
38. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin and Juice
39. Ice Cube ft Das EFX – Check Yo Self
40. Too Short – Don’t Fight the Intro
41. RBL Posse – Bammer Weed
42. Tha Alkaholiks – Only When I’m Drunk
43. LL Cool J – Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag
44. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
45. Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin to Fuck With
46. De La Soul – Ego Trippin (Part Two)
47. A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

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