This ship was
enormous. Like, I’m going to get lost in it constantly, enormous. Holy shit. I
walked down the never ending hallway and finally came to a stop at room number
2482. I popped the key card into the door and stepped in. I tossed my bag on
the bed as I looked around. It was pretty standard - bed, desk, television on
the dresser, decent bathroom. It would do. I never slept that well when I
wasn’t in my own bed, anyway, so my expectations weren’t that high.
This cruise hadn’t
been my idea but when Melanie had started talking about getting the high school
crew back together again, this is what we had collectively come up with. It
would be fun, I admitted to myself. It had been years since we had all
been in the same place at the same time so we were going to make the most of
it. Besides, I could certainly do with some much needed girl time. Matt and I
had finally called our marriage quits six months ago after trying for years to
make things work. It was overwhelming trying to step back into normalcy. And
the dating world? Forget about it. I was too old for this shit. Not that forty was
old but Matt and I had been together since we were teenagers, so I didn’t even
know how to begin navigating the sketchy waters of dating in your forties. So
far, I was failing pretty spectacularly.
“What are you doing?
Get changed so we can head out to the pool!” Melanie said as she and Jen walked
in. “It’s time to get our drink on.”
I laughed as I dug out
my suit from my bag. “Alright, alright.”
“Damn, girl,” Jen said
as I stepped out of the bathroom. “Age is treating you well.”
Fandom: Haikyuu!! Pairing: Ennoshita Chikara/ Tanaka Ryuunosuke Summary: Ennoshita thought he knew how his last year in Karasuno would play out; turns out he forgot to factor in Tanaka. Prompts Used: Third Year, Confession, Domestic, Affection @ennotana-week A/N: Inspired by @starlity’s art.
on the “dangerous teenage girls” trope going wrong
This post is prompted by having read this post by Maddie mythaelogy, which I recommend reading. You rock, Maddie.
[warning for a passing mention of eating disorders]
In fact, as I have discussed privately with a couple of friends in the past, I feel quite uncomfortable with the over-sexualization of teenage (which also means underage, obviously) girls in many, many edits you see going around. Like Maddie said, these edits tend to make the image of the “ideal” “dangerous teenage girl” a blur of short skirts, underwear, bruises, and lipgloss. It creates a glamour around a skewed image of girls and I feel like there’s more than one problem with that.
First of all, real teenage girls who see those edits. Many of them will see those and not see a reflection of themselves, and possibly grow to think that they should be like that — so they would try to force it upon themselves, or perhaps create hateful thoughts towards themselves for not conforming to that ideal.