Special shout out to that genius anon who wrote the “Given the chance, I’ll do it again in a heartbeat” line in the RR meme (that I couldn’t find anymore due to the number of comments/threads)~ just wanted to say you’re the reason for this dj, whoever you are~ thank you! That line gave me feels! O3O)/
alternative title was ‘i’m aggressively aromantic but i tried really hard to write this and it actually turned out okay so I’m proud of it probably’ but that didn’t quite have the same ring to it
Genre: FLUFF, teacher AU
Word Count: 12.5k wow @ me
A/N: This was supposed to be under 8k but then I got too invested in the little world I wrote and then I really wanted to postpone writing my other fic above 10k (coming soon I promise) and so this was born.
Summary: Dan is an English teacher who loves words but doesn’t quite love his job, and Phil is the new band conductor/music teacher with bright blue eyes that Dan loves to describe.Their friendship blossoms instantly, despite both of them wanting more right from the start.
I am so in love with this show that it physically pains me, and the only way I know how to pay tribute to things I love is in the form of a cover. So, as there’s no backing and I am terrible with instruments, please enjoy this a cappella medley of (my favourite) beautiful songs of fun home! Also, check the show out or even just the cast recording if you can - it will change your life for the better, I promise you. I am in awe of the cast (Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas and Judy Kuhn in particular leave me a bawling mess of emotions), the writing, the music - it’s all gobsmackingly awesome and real and beautiful.
I need to rant for a second because this keeps happening and I HATE IT
Can we PLEASE stop telling people (characters) that they can’t do X or Y or come on the mission or are wrong because “you’re too emotional”? I HATE THAT.
I don’t mind if it’s the initial response and then proven wrong, and whoever said it admits they were wrong or at least doesn’t do it again. I don’t even mind if it’s said and then proven to be correct - if the character goes on the mission anyway, and messes everything up. Fair enough. But when it’s played straight, as if it’s perfectly normal and valid to dismiss someone’s opinion or whatever based on how YOU think they feel, except it turns out that’s not how they feel and they’re not too emotional to do the thing at all… no. Stop.
I mean take Emma. Was she wrong about Tamara? No. Was she wrong about Hades? No. Did she help defeat Hades? Yes. Did she lose the ability to think straight and mess up everything? No and no.
Oh, but she’s emotional and you can’t possibly also be right about things or get the job done if you’re emotional.
I hate this entire concept. I hate it every time it’s played straight in a story. I can accept it with characters who have shown themselves to actually BE impulsive and reckless when emotional - like Anakin Skywalker, for example, or even Hook. But with someone like Emma Swan, who usually keeps a level head and can usually put her emotions aside to deal with the task at hand, and whose gut feeling is usually right? No.
And the fact that pretty much every character except Hook and Henry keep doing this with Emma is getting annoying. Realistically, while they might’ve done it initially, they really should’ve learned by now. Especially her parents. And Emma herself certainly shouldn’t be doing it to other characters because she ought to know how it feels.
To be clear, this isn’t meant as a criticism of any of the characters who do this. It’s a criticism of the writers who apparently think this is a valid reason to disregard someone’s opinion or gut feeling or what they want.
It’s a really cheap way of creating conflict or taking the character out of the action, I think that’s usually the intent. And it’s stupid. And it makes the characters look stupid. And I hate it.