why do you read these tags

anonymous asked:

I saw one of your tags say that you're not sure Sam would be ok with Destiel and I'm curious why. Do you think it'd be like the Benny situation again or something else? I didn't ship Denny but I don't think Sam likes when someone else comes before him in Dean's eyes. (I can't see Sam not liking Desitle as a homophobic thing, but ya never know.) Anyway I'm genuinely curious because I could see Sam not exactly like a shipper but ultimately ok with it.

Hi! I have to say, I’m always torn when I hear about people reading my tags, because on the one hand I’m vain and prideful and they’re written to be read, but on the other, tagging is like talking to yourself, so - *blushes slightly*.

Anyway, first things first - before I discovered what a fandom was, I was a total sucker for shipper!Sam. My doubts didn’t begin until after I’d read a shitload of fanfiction about it, and something really rotten in my brain was like, What if Sam wasn’t okay with it, though? because I always like to be contrary and to turn things on their heads and see how they work and if they still work. So I’ve got no real problems with shipper!Sam. It’s just - I sometimes wonder - generally when I’m writing myself - what would be more interesting from a narrative point of view - if it’d be better to have Sam in the background, hanging up mistletoe and leaving The letter of the day is B leaflets around the Bunker or if it’d be easier for Dean to have something to push against. I think a case could be made either way - but if TPTB would have wanted to go down that first road, they probably wouldn’t have killed off Charlie, since she would have been (and she probably was) an even better shipper and wingman than Sam.

That said, I have two arguments against shipper!Sam.

One: Sam is way more messed up than he lets on, and some part of it is terrified not only that Dean will walk away, but that Dean will fall in love with someone and actually pursue that. I know I’ve seen this discussion go down somewhere, but I honestly don’t remember who first came up with this - apologies, guys - the fact that Sam is an all or nothing kind of guy. Like, when he went to Stanford, that was it - he never contacted John, or even Dean, again. For years. And the same happened when he was with Amelia - he just - I don’t know, cut himself off? I’m not sure if it’s his personality, or a by-product of his less than ideal childhood, but Sam’s got trouble to let people into his life, and once they’re in, it’s like there isn’t room for anyone else? Which is a childish trait, of course, and it signals a lack of emotional maturity on his part (not surprising - poor Sammy). And since Sam tends to relate with other people through his own experiences, part of him surely assumes Dean’s exactly the same; that if Dean found himself a new best friend, or a better hunting partner, or even a spouse of some kind, he’d just walk away and that would be it. So in this sense, Sam would feel threatened by any relationship Dean could potentially develop, not only by Cas.

Two, we used to see Sam as the shades of grey brother, but the amazing thing about this show is that Sam and Dean went through a lot of character development resulting in them almost swapping the roles they had in the first seasons - and yet all this feels natural and completely believable. So these days, Dean’s more likely to be the one who gives monsters a pass (hell, look at his relationship with Crowley), while Sam’s become sort of judgemental and what needs must. I think it was Ruby, most of all, who scarred Sam from the inside out and made him so much more conservative, or pragmatic (like, look at him now - he’s more willing than Dean to work with the BMoL, because he’s Mr Head Choice or something). Sam took a huge risk in liking and trusting Ruby, and it all hinged on a sort of anti-racism argument - an I don’t care if she’s a demon, because even demons can be nice and Our biology doesn’t determine our destiny and whatever else. Dean had shut him down about this, of course, but Sam had persisted - and I know there were other elements at play here, but to me, the central point was exactly this: a pigheaded and generous and noble willingness to trust a creature you don’t understand at all and you’ve got no reason to trust. Now, of course things are different with Cas, because Cas has proven, time and again, that Dean’s safety would be his number one priority and all that, but I’m still not convinced Sam would actively want that for Dean. After all, Sam’s seen this other, softer side of Dean’s - he’s seen him around kids (he remembers him from their shared childhood) and he’s heard (a bit) about how happy he was with Robin and whatever, so I sometimes feel Sam still wants the Sookie ending for Dean: a chance to have a true family of his own, and a life Dean could finally lead in full view of everybody, without shame or weirdness or sigils carved on the walls. And I’m not sure this is something Cas would be able to give Dean.

Finally, there’s the whole bisexuality deal. Here, I have to say - I don’t know what to think. I’m sure Sam’s got no problem with queer people, but it’s always slightly different when it’s your family, right? And there are days I think Sam must know - Jesus, they’ve been sharing a room for thirty years - and days when I think that no, that parent/child thing they’ve got going is way too strong for Sam to see the whole picture (to even think about it). 

(Like, I know it was supposed to be funny and that I’m reading too much into it, but Sam recoiling when Rowena suggested he undress Dean and check his chest hair or something - to me, that was emblematic of how their relationship works. Dean’s changed Sam’s diapers, has helped him to get dressed for years, surely bathed him and watched him play with that one plastic submarine they’d scavenged somewhere and, years later, he stitched him up and massaged weird herbal salves over his bruises and whatever - but to Sam, of course, it’s weird to think about his brother’s body at all, because that’s the relationship we have with our parents: when you actually have to take care of them that way, it means things have got very bad and very scary.)

In any case, at the very least Sam would be worried about Dean’s safety (and there’s always that heartbreaking thing, right, that if you’re bi and you can be happy with a woman - man, it’d be so much easier) - but one big reason to be optimistic in this sense was this new development we’ve seeing - that openly gay hunters can actually exist in the community without being bothered. 

(Then again, judging from the news coming about the US, I sometimes feel Dean and Cas could have their college AU life only in a big city, and not in one of those wild, road off to the horizon states where Dean feels most at home. So, well - I really don’t know.)

Anyway - we know so little about Sam, it’s likely that anything could work concerning his approach to the Destiel situation. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Small studyblr of the week !ゝ☆

Hey guys! So this is the third post in our Small Studyblr of the Week series (yay), which we will tag with “#small studyblr of the week”! Every week, we pick a random SSN member, do a mini-interview, and then promo them for 7 days!

This week’s studyblr is: @awkwardstudies yayyyyy 

Q: Why did you make a studyblr?
A: As motivation through sixth form and to be part of a community that is actually excited about learning.

Q: What’s your favorite subject?
A: Definitely maths, and especially algebra.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I like to bake, play music and read.

Q: Pick an animal that describes you and say why.
A: A cat because i love being around people but i’m not great at showing it and i enjoy sleeping and food.

So go give @awkwardstudies a follow! She is amazing and she likes to bake and plays 48237423 instruments… how cute. We love you Hazy ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ <3

2017 is the year of the hustle

Its time to get that education, make more money, budget and SAVE THAT MONEY, and most importantly look good while doing it

Nightmare (Jumin x MC)

You come to bed a bit late, finding Jumin unsettled after an eerie nightmare.

Word Count: 555

-I sincerely hope you enjoy this little thing I wrote. I’d love to hear what you think and future suggestions! Thank you so much :)

Going on Jumin route for the 6th time I’m shameless. 

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You slipped into the bedroom, having come a bit late as you made late night treats for the security guarding the penthouse.  

Their groggy eyes seemed to light up a bit when you showed them the small gift. It happened to be the pick-me-up they just needed this late into the night.  

Your husband, however, appeared a bit of the opposite.  

Jumin rustled a bit awkwardly in his sleep, occasionally letting out an exasperated huff.  

You crept into bed, smiling lightly as you leaned over to lightly kiss his forehead. “I’m sorry I took so long.” You mumbled.  

One of his eyes opened, revealing to be oddly glossy. As though he’d been near tears.  

Immediately, you became concerned. “Jumin? What’s wrong?”  

He didn’t speak at first, simply pulling you close to him with his arms protectively wound about you. “I had a nightmare.” He eventually said. “I know it’s silly to react in such a way to dreams, but please don’t laugh.”  

“Of course I wouldn’t.” You said gently, moving your hand to cup his cheek. “What happened in it?”  

He held his breath. “I know you’d never do this…but I dreamt that you left.” He furrowed his brow. “And not in the sense that you simply left the penthouse, you left…and forgot about me.” His voice grew with tension, as though a string was tightening around his throat. “And, you instead got with someone else in the RFA.”  

You frowned, worry practically drenching you now. “Jumin, you know that would never happen.”  

“I do. But it still bothered me nonetheless.” His face shifting to that of sorrow, pressing his forehead against yours. “I can’t stand the very idea of it. I’m sorry.”

You shook your head, softening your voice with sincerity. “It’s okay, you don’t need to apologize. We all have similar fears when it comes to loved ones.”  

He visibly calmed, a comforted sigh escaping him. “Thank you for understanding dear.”  

You nodded, smiling sweetly before giving him a tender peck on the nose. “I promise I’ll never leave you okay? Like I said, I’ll stay by your side.” You sank into the bed, burying your face in the crook of his neck. “I love you very much Jumin.”  

He exhaled slowly, his tone clearly more content. “I love you too. I can’t even describe how much I love you. I don’t know what I’d do without you.” He chuckled. “So I’m very happy to hear that promise.”  

“Will it help you have a much better dream?” You asked, brushing the messy strands away from his face.  

“Yes, I’m sure it will.”  

You noticed the lightness in his body now, smiling happily. “I’m glad.” A small yawn escaped you, as your eyelids grew heavy. “If not, don’t hesitate to wake me up. I’ll still be here.”  

“Thank you.” He muttered. “Thank you so much. I think I’ll finally get some proper sleep.” His voice began to drag, barely a whisper. “Goodnight love.”  

You nodded, listening to his rhythmic breaths as the two of you drifted off. “Goodnight.”

Surprise, bitch

So, the process of tracking AO3 output has gotten a lot more time-consuming since the fandom expanded (the amount of new fics per month has tripled!) and I haven’t made a new post in a couple of months, but I’m still here. I may be crying over some of these weird-ass ship combinations y’all come up with, but I will survive.

Here’s where we stand as of the end of January:

If you’re reading this and going “WAIT, THAT DOESN’T MATCH WHAT AO3 SAYS!” then ding ding ding, you are correct.

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How Dan and Phil probably broke up #15
  • Dan: buffy sucks

So many questions…

Blue Baes


Business card design I drew for my joint-business @coffeeandteastudios seeing as I’m still a KaraGirl and my partner is Rem’s #1 hero in the world so—

Drawn back in like…October? Just been too busy LAZY to post it on all my socials >w>;;

have you ever finished a book or show and just had the strongest longing to be a part of that universe, where you have special abilities like them and friendships like them, and sure life is hard there but you know you’re special, you’re valuable, and that everything will be okay in the end

8

So many Moondancer questions!  That was unexpected!  So because of that, this update was all Moondancer!  Keep asking, we got another whole day!

 fancy date :D

Everything I Know About The Stormlight Archive Based On ~The Internet~

And by “Know” I mean am half-guessing/completely making up because I’ve seen about 10 posts on my dash but I’m reading this thing today so

Enjoy.

-One of them is Shallon Davar and she’s a ginger

-But her left hand is always covered????? What happened there.

-Also Pattern. I’m not even gonna guess on that one; looks weird.

-And then there’s Kaladin. He seems to have a blue color pallet.

-He has weird markings on his forehead, and probably other places. No idea what that’s about, but they look cool.

-Kaladin looks cool. I am interested in Kaladin.

-He also has a Navi. Named Syl? Idk but she looks smol and blue and I like her.

-There’s also someone named Dalinar Kholin.

-I know literally nothing about Dalinar.

-Roshar. Is what the world is called. Probably.

-I’m sure the magic stuff has a name too but I’m forgetting it. There is magic right? I’m pretty sure there is.

-I am a stick.

-But you could be fire.

-Do they use “Storms” as a swear word? 

The books are long af. I think I will enjoy this.

Imagine: Aunt Ginny

Imagine your sister, Ginny Weasley, holding you and George’s baby, trying to calm him down.

“I can’t calm him down, George!”

“Me neither!”

“Guys, let me try…shhh, it’s alright, Aunt Ginny is here.”

“I only like *Insert mlm or wlw ship* because it gets me hot-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“Excuse me this *insert companion here* is not bi and that’s why-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“Preston just doesn’t look good with Sole like Danse and Maxson do-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“I don’t want to tag *insert underaged, non-con, graphic violence, self-harm, etc* on my fanfics because no one will read it-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“There’s another settlement that needs your help-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“If you like the BoS, Institute, Railroad, or Minutemen you’re disgusting and-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“If you like this character you’re disgusting-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“EXCUSE ME *insert character here* isn’t trans. Stop making trans headcanons for them-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“*Insert canon gay character* is not gay and here’s why-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“Kill yourself-”

Originally posted by icicesttouslesjoursmercredi

“Tunnel Snakes Rule.”

Originally posted by realitytvgifs

hello!! you probably know my blog if you’re tagged and you probably also have no idea what my name is or what i’m about so here: i’m bee, i’m a brown muslim girl who grew up in dubai but my parents are indian, also i’m pretty gay

so i’ve been on tumbler.org for about four or five years, and left, but i came back in early summer 2016 after i read throam. i didn’t really do anything with it besides make shitposts and ramble about my life which is why i was so surprised when i found out im getting closer to 1k, and i decided to do this thing (that literally no one asked for now that im at one thousand followers wtf??)

anyway here’s a little thank you to every single mutual that has tried and failed to be proper friends with me and still stuck around even though i couldn’t really be friends with any of them bc my offline social handicap decided to follow me here as well, and to every mutual who’s been so incredibly nice to me, and every mutual who i see in my notifs and every other blog that doesn’t follow me back but has inspired me to keep this up (keep what up lmao) alright im gonna stop rambling

fav blogs are bolded <3 (i’m sorry for annoying your notifs lmao this is probably a one time thing don’t worry)(also think of this like a blog rec since i maybe only really talk to four or five of these but all of these blogs are 10/10)(also there’s A LOT of blogs because i follow like 4000 people wtf how did that happen lmao this is gonna look messy idk how to tunmgler)

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hey guys, i get that there are killing stalking fans who don’t romanticize or normalize the relationship between the two mcs, but what i and most everyone else are upset about is the fact that there ARE people who do that. there are people slinging around the word ps*cho, making really shitty memes that make light of the abusive situation bum is in, joke about things that really shouldn’t be joked about, and treat sangwoo like he’s the hottest shit to ever shit– it’s really harmful; you shouldn’t idolize an abusive person no matter how ‘attractive’ you find them. so, people who read k/s, please do your part in educating your community. there’s a reason why the ‘sjws’ are getting upset in the tag. thank you!

YOU THERE!

Yeah, you!
Stop scrolling for a second!

You know that fanfic you’ve been putting off? Go write a paragraph for it. Five complete sentences. Don’t matter where in the story it is, just write it. What about that one fanfic’s chapter you haven’t proofread? Go do it, right now. Have you updated that fanfic recently? You might wanna do that. I love fanfics

You know that drawing you’ve been doing? Have you finished sketching it? Go do that. Have you finished doing it’s line art? Finish that lineart. Coloring? COLOR IT UP! Shading? WHATCHA DOIN?! What? You have a finished work? Why haven’t you posted it?! I wanna see!

You see that art you really like? Go reblog it. Leave cute things in the tags. The artist wants to see what you have to say. Maybe even give a little helpful advice.

Hey, did you finish that reading that fanfic? Leave a comment! Give the writer some love! Trust me, they want all that. They even want some helpful criticism if you can give it!

What? You’re not doing any of this?

You’re not good at any of these?

I disagree. Go. Make art. Make stories. Make someone smile.

I know you can do it. Give it a try.