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Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take on racial profiling with stop-and-frisk episode

Brooklyn Nine-Nine tends to take a light-hearted approach when it comes to the long arm of the law: After all, it’s a comedy in which Andy Samberg effuses lines like “Don’t worry, we can outsmart some small-town sheriff. We’re NYPD detectives. We caught the Son of Sam! Ice-T plays us on TV! We keep the Tonys safe!” But an upcoming episode is aiming to mine humor in a serious topic involving the police: Racial profiling via the controversial stop-and-frisk program, in which officers temporarily detain and search citizens for concealed weapons and illegal goods.

In an episode airing May 2 on Fox, Terry (Terry Crews) — a sergeant in the Nine-Nine — is subjected to a stop-and-frisk (which, coincidentally, is also known as a “Terry stop“) by an officer when he’s on the street looking for his daughter’s blankie. “He tries to work it out with the cop by going out to dinner with him, but that doesn’t work out, and he has to decide whether or not to file a formal complaint,” series co-creator Dan Goor tells EW. “To a certain extent, it’s the question of: Am I blue or am I black?”

It’s a subject matter that the show’s writers have been wanting to tackle for a long time, but “because our heroes are the police, it’s difficult to talk about the police in an abstract way,” says Goor. “We’ve talked about a million different stories and I think this one really works. It felt very natural and real, but at the same time, we’ve managed to make it as funny as any other Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode.”

The idea for the story stemmed from a conversation with Crews, who revealed a similar incident in which he had been racially profiled. The writers began working on an episode but were having trouble around the halfway mark. It was a conversation about the episode with a different cast member — Andre Braugher, a.k.a. Captain Holt — that led to a breakthrough moment. “Andre told me what he thought Captain Holt would do at that moment,” says Goor. “And it was like the clouds parted and I could see for the first time. It was so unexpected, but true to the character and honest, and made for an entire act’s worth of scenes.”

In the episode, after Terry hashes it out with other members of the Nine-Nine, “ultimately it comes down to a great set of scenes between Holt and [Terry],” says Goor. “It’s Andre at the height of Andre and Terry really keeps up with him. And it’s the first time we’ve done an A story for anyone other than Jake.”

Speaking of Jake (Samberg), he and Amy (Melissa Fumero) will spend most of the episode taking care of Terry’s twins with Sharon (Merrin Dungey) out of town. “They want to know why their dad was arrested, so Jake and Amy have to talk about these issues with these kids,” says Goor. “It’s one of the funniest stories we’ve done.”

abby-6-stuff  asked:

Since you love cardcaptor sakura, do you see any similarities between Sakura and Syaoran, and Marinette and Adrien?




I have actually made a draw paralelling the umbrella scene with them (oh god that old art xD) 

like cmon, Nadeshiko, Sakura’s mom has 17 when she met Fujitaka, Sakura’s dad, and wow how coincidentally that Adrien has a mother, who was also a model! which photo  he has at age of 17!!!

she is teaching her son to play the pieano LIKE WTF ABOUT PARALLELISM ASLKDJAKSLJ

But like, Fujitaka is actually what Gabriel SHOULD BE AS A FATHER ARE YOU LISTENING GABRIEL.

And like, Plagg is basically the fusion of Kero and Suppi???!!!

Tomoyo is like Alya, cause she is the best friend of the protagonist and most of the time voice of reason and who also finds the time to film everything no matter how risky cause she must to

Originally posted by shenni-shun

(and who also has a crush on her friend. Fite me, Alya has an obvious crush on Mari. Pre and post Animan)

Sonomi and Nathalie? I mean we still dont know what Nathalie felt/feels for Mama Agreste but she will do anything for Adrien, same what Sonomi does for Sakura. Even if that means accepting the father in this (altho Fujitaka is a good man and Sonomi was just jealous. Nathalie, on the other side, has to deal with Gabriel bs, but she will do it for Adrien)

And this is just speaking of the characters cause if i start talking about the cards and the akumas…



(cant find the picture of ladybug screaming for adrien, but you get me)


actually more than one card can apply here, time and return, but it involves time travel like timebraker

obviously Miraculous is more superhero like, so there other stuff that would not fit. But there are obvious parallels between the shows (not only for the obvious tropes).

Braveten: A Witty and Spontaneous Writer

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I bet everybody in the Yuri on Ice fandom already knows braveten. She’s only seventeen, but three of her works are already part of the top twenty Yuri on Ice fanfics that have garnered the most number of kudos in AO3. She is the writer who brought us All the World’s a Stage, Centripetal Force, The Fundamentals of Caring, and eight other entertaining stories. She has made us smile, laugh, cry, and has moved our hearts in a way that one can never forget.

Braveten couldn’t believe how surreal it is that many people enjoy her stories. She has always written for herself and for fun, so seeing that many people love her works is mindblowing. “And crazy exciting!!!” she adds.  “And also a little bit nerve-wracking, if I’m being honest. This show means a lot to me so knowing that I’ve had some sort of an impact on the fandom makes me really happy and I am super grateful!”

(We are grateful to you too, braveten.) However, aside from the stories she had written and her distinctly witty writing style, what else do we know about her? For the fans of braveten (and for those who don’t know her but are now interested), I have interviewed her and written this feature article for you.

Know more about the mastermind behind some of the fandom’s most beloved fics under the cut.

Keep reading

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These questions only need yes or no answers. They’re not commitments if you say yes, simply organizational tools.

Are you interested in finding critique groups/partners? Not particularly. I kinda write my way and like it that way. I suppose I wouldn’t mind the right person to change my habits~

Are you interested in being a beta-reader? That would be so cool! Sometimes I don’t have a lot of time, but I would definitely love to try it!

Are you open to being tagged in writing questionnaires/asks/games? Oh, yes please!! I would love that!

Are you open to being messaged to talk about writing? Please please PLEASE!! That’s actually what I’m looking for!

Are you open to being tagged to participate in writing discussions? I suppose~

Would you like to participate in Writeblr by Region? Sure, that sounds cool!

Would you like to participate in the Translation Corner? I only speak English, so I don’t think I’d be too big of a help.

      If so, which languages would you like to be listed under?

Short Profile: I’m Kat, a 19 year old from the United States. I love Fantasy, Sci-Fi and non Fiction~ I’m a goofy, smiley person who loves to bounce ideas off others and kind of blab about my ideas and characters.

Preferred Nickname: Kat

Country/Region: North Eastern USA

Languages: English

Preferred Writing Type: I normally write poetry and short/long stories but I am open to talking to people about anything!

Preferred Genre(s) to Write: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Non-Fiction

Preferred Genre(s) to Read: Anything, really!

Favorite Book(s) and Author(s): The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Dragonriders of Pern, The Morganville Vampires, Vlad Todd, The Dresden Files…

Favorite Music Genre(s)/Artists(s): I love alternative, pop, electro-swing, steampunk, grunge, pop punk…

Favorite Fandom(s):

    Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Coreline, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Big Hero 6, Serenity, Doctor Strange

    TV Shows: Doctor Who, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Invader Zim,

    Anime: -

    Comics: I’m actually just getting started with my collection, so, so far I’m at Gwenpool and Fable.

    Video Games: Skyrim, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Pikmin

Hobbies/interests other than writing: Singing, Smiling, Laughing, crochet, crafting, drawing, doodling, photography, acting, painting…

Extended Profile:

Personality: I am a very silly, bubbly, positive person who really just likes to spread love and make friends! Some days I can be a little off but I try not to be.

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

—Does it match your personality? Not particularly, no

MBTI Type: Dunno

—Does it match your personality well?

Introvert or Extrovert? Both kinda??? Depends on the day and mood and all that jazz.

Writing Habits

Number/Names of WIPs: Ahaha…. Hah…. Countless. So right now?? I’d say… 3 I’m serious about. Blue Casper, The Gee Gee’s and Deerly Poetry

Favorite book about writing: I don’t think I have any, really… I’m open to suggestions, though!

Planner, Pantser or Plantser? If this basically means someone who plans out, does both or wings it, I have only Basically planned a lil. I normally wing it.

Favorite Outlining Method: Never had. I’d love for someone to teach me, though!

Do you write on a schedule or sporadically? Sadly, very sporadically but I am looking for more motivation to be writing more.

Any creativity rituals that you use: Sometimes I like reading or listening to music beforehand but other times, it distracts me.

Your Writing Community

Tumblr: misskittiemae

Current writing/creative communities you participate in: None at the moment

NaNoWriMo Community Name (if applicable): Kittie (Kat) Mae

Wattpad Community Name (if applicable): N/a

fanfiction.net or AO3 Community Name (if applicable): N/a

DeviantArt Community Name (if applicable): screechingskylark

Patreon Community Name (if applicable): n/a

Baratheon, Cersei

10th Level (Noble 10)

The queen stood. “And what of my wrath, Lord Stark?” she asked softly. Her eyes searched his face. “You should have taken the realm for yourself. It was there for the taking… Such a sad mistake.”
“I have made more mistakes than you can possibly imagine,” Ned said, “but that was not one of them.”
“Oh but it was, my lord,” Cersei insisted. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
— Cersei Baratheon and Eddard Stark, A Game of Thrones

If there is one woman destined never to be a hearth-mate or homemaker, she is undoubtedly Cersei Lannister. The Lannister symbol is a lion and Cersei is undoubtedly a lioness, a golden-haired green-eyed feline among queens. Had she been born a whore, she would have been an empress of brothels. She was born noble, however, the first of two bright blond glittering twins fathered by Tywin Lannister and his beloved wife, Joanna. Little brother Jaime came out clutching his sister’s heel, and has been clutching other bits of her ever since.

Jaime would one day become a knight, wild and reckless of reputation. Had she been born male, Cersei would have out-Jaimed Jaime. She lacks no bravery when it comes to conflict, and would happily have slit half a dozen Targaryen throats to sit unchallenged on the Iron Throne. Unlike her brother, it would never have occurred to her to get off it. Unfortunately for Cersei, she was born female, and her path to conquest was never going to be that straightforward.

Cersei is the eldest of the Lannister children. As a male, she would be the heir to Casterly Rock, irrespective of looks, abilities, or any other factors. Because of her sex, however, she finds herself third in the line of succession. Anything she has must be given to her by her father or earned between Robert Baratheon’s bed sheets. It is not a situation designed to breed self-esteem. Kept back because of her sex and because there is room for only one Tywin-shaped ego in the family, it could be no surprise that this volatile, passionate woman’s nature would warp a little.

Under such circumstances, it might be thought that a woman like Cersei Lannister would become a Dacey Mormont or even a Mirri Maz Duur, finding power through arms or the occult. That, however, would not be Cersei’s way. She may crave self-determination, but in the end Cersei accepts the world into which she is born.

Cersei has taken on her culture’s distaste for women, so she both despises and treasures her own femininity. She has to work very hard for the gifts of command and influence given so easily to men of her station. As a result, she has no time for hapless females. At best, she will sneer at them; at worst, she will use them without a shred of pity. The world is harsh to women; to her mind, the sooner they learn how to use the rules to their own advantage, the better. If Cersei gave it a second thought, she might even argue that she does her own sex a favour by teaching them the lessons she had to learn by herself.

Cersei did indeed have difficult lessons to learn. When dealing with Lannisters, all roads lead to Casterly Rock, and the pervasive influence of Tywin. They pride themselves on a tradition of intelligence inherited from their famous ancestor, Lann the trickster. They use every resource they have to get what they want. They are abundant in wits, in wealth and in comeliness.

Like all the Lannister family — with the notable exception of Tyrion — Cersei is lovely to look upon. This alone makes her a treasure. The Lannisters understand the importance of appearances only too well. In a world where a woman’s worth is judged by her beauty, bloodline, and fertility, Cersei is worth a great deal. She may just be another breeder, but her owners can expect a fine price for her — nothing less than a crown.

Unfortunately for Cersei, the death of Lyanna Stark left Robert Baratheon an angry man. All her beauty could never mend his heart — something she could never forgive. Despite this failing, Cersei could certainly take care of his other needs. Sensual and exquisite of form, Cersei is extremely alluring. Robert Baratheon found nothing to object to in her person. This was the beginning of Cersei’s rise to power. Her father can subsidise a king, her brother can kill one, but neither can create one. That task, the creation of a Lannister monarch, came down to Cersei alone.

It would never be easy for someone of Cersei’s ego, already thwarted in ambition and expression, to become the bed mate of a man in love with another woman, though — especially a woman made ideal through death. Cersei could not even have the satisfaction of watching her rival grow old and ordinary. Lyanna Stark is forever the unattainable and tragic love in Robert’s life. The implicit rebuff, both to her status as his queen and her adequacy as his bedfellow, is more than she could possibly tolerate. She gave her royal husband three healthy, beautiful children to inherit his throne and continue his line … but none of them are his. Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen are golden children, who resemble both mother and father, Cersei and Jaime Lannister.

It is hard to understand the complex link between twins, but by itself this does not explain the extent of the love between the Lannisters. They consider themselves to be bonded souls, perhaps even the same soul. It is not true. Jaime’s needs are very different to Cersei’s. Jaime may follow his sister’s lead, but he is a warrior; she is a politician.

It could be argued that Cersei’s feelings for Jaime is the nearest she will ever come to making love to herself, for they are so alike, so heroic looking, so beautiful. Whether she would love him so much were he not created in her own glorious image is a moot point. This might, however, explain Cersei’s contempt for her other brother, Tyrion. If Jaime is Cersei made male — a mirror of herself as she would wish to be — what is Tyrion but a grotesque distortion? Jaime is not the only Lannister male Cersei mirrors, though. Cersei inevitably echoes her father, the most powerful and successful being she knows in everything from her manipulation of her children to her personal disdain for Tyrion.

Her love for Jaime, however, is a radical departure from her father’s cool approach to matters of the heart. This alone is all her own feeling, and the intensity of it pulls her. It is dangerous, and yet comforting, for Jaime gives her most of the power in the relationship. While Jamie appears to be devoted to only Cersei, she in turn knows that her body is a weapon, and is willing to use it as needed, whether to deal with Robert’s occasional urges, or to attempt to seduce Eddard Stark. It is hard to tell whether she ever enjoys her lovers, or simply revels in the exercise of her personal power over men.

Incest is considered an abomination throughout the lands of Westeros, but curiously it does have a precedent in the royal house of Targaryen, where brothers and sisters become husbands and wives, kings and queens together. The theory was that it kept the blood pure. Cersei takes that precedent to heart, using it to justify her relationship with Jaime and her denial of her royal husband’s marital privileges. In at least two cases, those of Aerys II and Viserys — styled the Beggar King — the genetic inheritance seems to be mental instability, whatever the state of the blood. This situation repeats itself in the first child of Cersei and Jaime’s union: the heir to the throne of Baratheon, Prince Joffrey.

Cersei is so passionate and vivacious that even Tyrion, long since hardened to her wiles, finds her irresistible when joy overtakes her. When she is truly happy, she sparkles like a diamond. It is almost impossible not to love her. Cersei has not grown in circumstances where this bright side to her could develop, but it still reveals itself from time to time. Cersei Lannister is a brilliant but fickle friend, a proud and cunning foe, and above all, a guardian of her own power.

– A Game of Thrones, Deluxe Edition Role-Playing Game and Resource Book

rung-always-here-to-listen  asked:

Okay, am sure this is a dumb question but I just got to ask. How long has Rung been in Transformers? I have only been read mtmte and Lost Light but I heard from someone that he been in other comic books before is that true.

It is true, but… sorta like, just barely. The basic idea of a psychoanalyst named Rung was originally created by James Roberts many years ago, when he was still a fan-writer, and he was referenced in Roberts’s unofficial 2001 novel, Eugenesis. When co-writing 2010′s Last Stand of the Wreckers, Roberts brought the character into IDW continuity, making him official for the first time, but again, he only appeared in a prose story, and as the writer of the psychological profiles of the individual Wreckers. He actually appeared on panel for the first time in “Chaos Theory,” the two-part story Roberts wrote towards the end of the 2009-2011 ongoing Transformers comic book, which only really existed to plant seeds for MTMTE. It was only a briefly appearance - the scene in which he gets knocked out during the bar fight that we later saw again during the “Elegant Chaos” story arc.

anonymous asked:

Hey, so I spent all of yesterday reading through your writing tag, and there was not a single story that I even remotely disliked. Your style is so unique, and your stories are all fascinating and have your own original voice. I was wondering if you know others who write original short stories as well, b/c I know you can't constantly write, and refuse to demand it of you no matter how much I love reading your stuff. Thank you so much, you are a fantastic writer and I'm glad you've shared it. :)

Ah thank you! I’m glad you liked them all, I have to say that I wish I could constantly write lol. These past few weeks have been busy and I haven’t been as active as I want!

That being said, there are a lot of great writers on tumblr! @elleleuthold, @fontess, @musingsofanintp, @nyxtales, @elisalromagnoli just to name a few off the top of my head! 

You can also check out the Caffeine Challenge tag (X) for all the great writers that participated in my once in a blue moon challenge! They’re all great and I love them!

I’d also be remiss if I didnt mention @writeblrconnections! A lot of writers have profiles on there and it’s absolutely wonderful!

In 'Beyond Respectability,' A History of Black Women As Public Intellectuals

But it’s clear early on that Beyond Respectability is a work of crucial cultural study. It introduces concepts of the black woman as a public citizen in post-Restoration America, and explores women whose work pushed against the dominant narrative — Fannie Barrier Williams speaking of black women as a political body, Mary Church Terrell documenting resistance over the course of decades, Pauli Murray’s discussions of queerness, Toni Cade Bambara’s 1970s anthologies of black women’s writing — and draws us through that history to the present.

That’s no small task; the book lays out the complicated history of black woman as intellectual force, making clear how much work she has done simply to bring that category into existence. By the turn of the 20th century, educator and activist Williams was already adamant about the necessity of seeing black women as public citizens. In “The Club Movement Among Colored Women of America,” she wrote of the “organized anxiety of women who have become intelligent enough to recognize their own low social condition and strong enough to initiate the forces of reform,” urging black women to organize and agitate for power — and credit — within the wider body politic.

And Cooper deftly addresses the complex forces at work as the movement developed. The idea of “respectability” itself is one of the book’s major concerns; some of the writers she profiles held to the idea that being seen as respectable enhanced their political message; later writers and activists would argue that respectability too often equaled a demure and ineffective silence. Cooper chronicles generational shifts in the methods of dissent, divisive issues of queerness, and debates about activism as intellectualism when the first is necessary in order to make space for the second.

The end, Author Brown

The sun was setting over Edin, the heaven she thought she’d never see again. Off by himself, sitting on the edge of a cloud lined in golden light, Author looked out over the endless sky. In her glowing white gown, her skin illuminated by the magic beneath the surface, she took up a seat beside him. The humble, somber man. The dull, weary human. The one who had lifted her up through so much.

“If you could have anything imaginable, what would it be?” She asked softly.

He huffed out a humorless laugh, “I supposed you can’t bring her back.”

She hesitated, choosing her next words carefully. “I no longer have power over life or death. But I can tell you she has found peace here in Edin. And she had forgiven you.”

“I think it is time you forgive yourself,” the goddess quickly added.

Author shook his head, tucking her words away for later. He’ll forgive himself when he has had time to heal. A lot of time to heal.

Time. He was human. Compared to the others, he had such little time. 

Ignoring what Arktos had told him, he turned to her. He sighed, taking her in. Not only the woman she has become, but…but the goddess. The savior. Her name will be planted on the lips of her people for ages to come, long after he has died.

He knew what he wanted. 

Taking her slender, golden hands in his own, he said to her, “I want you to make me immortal. I want to live forever.” He let out a laugh, the first real one in such a long time. “I want the ability to heal myself, to stay forever young, to outlive history, the whole bit.” He sighed, and added, “Arktos, I want time.”

She smiled, a gracious smile that only a queen could wield. She knew what he would use this time for –not to torture himself in his guilt and grief, but to heal. And to heal others. He would be a much needed man in the future, one that as a mortal, he would not live to see.

“Then I will give you time, Author Brown.”


Meet fresh new producer and artist, I.M.F.W.! The music industry has grown tremendously over the years, with the way it works, who the hit artists are, and what the hit songs are. Back then, artists were discovered by A&R agents at talent shows, night clubs, and other contests; it seemed like that was the only way to get noticed. But today, many artists are independent and gain listeners and fans just through their own self-promotion over social media platforms such as SoundCloud, YouTube, and Twitter.

               With that being said, I now introduce you to independent artist I.M.F.W.

               Irelynn White was born on June 25th, 2000 in Denver Pennsylvania. When she was eight, she started playing the guitar then switched to the piano at age twelve. Throughout school, she participated in many school music events and when she was fourteen she then started to take music seriously. From then on she taught herself how to use software, produce, and mix music. Her unique stage name is a special creation and an acronym for her full name. It’s something that gives her her own identity.

               The first song she ever created was the classic “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, but when it comes to her own music, I.M.F.W. writes her own. “I use my piano with garageband and make my own melodies/beats. I also get in contact with vocalists who can sing the lyrics I write out,” says I.M.F.W. So far, she has released five singles, her favorite being “Calm Down” because she made it to relieve her stress. With her sound, she started off with hard EDM but now she is aiming to create more chill and laidback songs for people to listen to or even use as backgrounds for videos they may use. As for songwriting, her inspiration isn’t just set on one specific theme, “Whatever’s going on in the moment. Within these last months, I’ve had so much stuff change my music and my album that it’s really where your mind is is where your art is.”

               In general, I.M.F.W. enjoys any genre of music except country. Her favorite artists are Givic, Martin Garrick, and Dodger, as well as some other SoundCloud artists. But above all, Jake Miller is her all-time favorite.

               I.M.F.W future with her music is very hopeful and exciting. In December, she signed a deal with Dallas Glenn Records, an independent label. She plans on having a small EP and a debut album out, including merchandise and more. “My goals are to just grow with my label and at this point friends, Dallas. Wherever that leads us I don’t know but two years ago from today I never would have thought I would be on the radio, or even be verified on Spotify. Yet here I am. Goals are just things I hope to accomplish but I know if I keep working just as hard I’ll accomplish everything.”

               The highest peak of her music career would be her music playing on the radio, one goal every artist dreams of. It still feels surreal to I.M.F.W that she has gone that far. Her advice to aspiring artists, “Just keep working, it seems tough in the beginning. Success may take a year of ten. Maybe overnight sometimes. But success doesn’t define you. How you feel and view yourself/others does. So if you want something then you go out and make it happen. However it turns out, be proud. Because you did that.”

               When I.M.F.W. is not working on music, she plays soccer and spends time with her family all while working around her day job and her music.

               You can connect with I.M.F.W. here:

               Twitter: imfwmusic

               Instagram: Realimfw

               YouTube: IMFW music

               Facebook: (page) IMFW music

               You can also find her music on Itunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Google Play just by searching “IMFW”.

-Entertainment Today 101. June 23rd, 2017, 10:35 pm.

Author I Checked out this Week

So every week I’m gonna browse through some author/s and read all, if not a lot, of their works. For this week, I checked out astudyinrose. (@victuuriplease)

astudyinrose is the author of Empty Spaces between Stars and Tale of a Sleeping Prince.

Empty Spaces between Stars, her most notable work, is an ongoing multi-chaptered fic Fake Marriage AU with currently four chapters in. As of date, it has 5098 hits and 672 kudos. But I really think she deserves a lot more than that!

I was binge reading that fic in one sitting and when I was done, I was surprised to see that it had only four chapters! She writes very loooong chapters and each one of them is satisfying.

From what I can say about her two fics, she really knows how to make her readers FEEL something. Her stories are character-driven and the way she writes about the characters’ feelings is just spot-on. There’s no unnecessary monologue (all monologues are precise and essential), and instead of just words, she also shows us how her characters are feeling through their actions and little mannerisms.

For example, Viktor, in Empty Spaces Between Stars: The story was written in Yuuri’s POV so we’d have no idea what Viktor was thinking because Yuuri wouldn’t know that. Even then, we can make guesses from the way Viktor is written–how his eyes move, how his tone of voice changes, and those little mannerisms about him all show a part of his character and suggest what he could be feeling at the moment. astudyinrose wrote Viktor wonderfully.

Her other fic, Tale of a Sleeping Prince, is only two chapters long. It tells about how Viktor felt about the banquet and Yuuri forgetting about it. It was short, but sweet, and still worth the read!

astudyinrose is an excellent writer. Go check her profile sometime and read her works. You won’t be disappointed :D

Profiling the Pen:  Supersillyanddorky06

During the Arrow hiatus - which is longer than a third of the year - the fandom has to find other ways to get their Olicity fix, and one of those is fanfiction. I thought it would be fun to highlight some of our talented fanfiction writers with a new Tuesday feature: the Olicity fanfiction writer of the week. I started by asking Matty, also known by her Tumblr/AO3 handle supersillyanddorky06, a few questions about what it’s like for her to write fanfiction and what she enjoys about it.

Matty was a driving force behind the MTV Ship of the Year voting in June, writing over a hundred mini-ficlets about Oliver and Felicity (and the team) and the things they learned about each other once they got together at the end of season three. Because of the way voting equalled reblogging in that contest, it certainly would have been far more tedious to live through on Tumblr without all of the creativity the fandom came up with to incentivize more reblogs.

Matty was so gracious and enthusiastic about being interviewed; I’ll stop blathering now and let you read her answers.

What is your writing process like?

Well, there is no process as such. I just get a vague story in my head and as I write it out, the details keep coming. I just don’t like confining myself to something, like “this is what I have to write in this chapter and then this in next”. I can’t write like that. I love being surprised, even by myself, so I let whatever comes come naturally and thankfully, it’s worked pretty well so far. :)

How much/how fast can you write when you’re really in the zone?

I write an entire chapter in a sitting. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3k words or 9k words, I can’t write it in installments. If I get up from that sitting, then I can’t continue where I left the story. I have to rewrite the entire chapter again to get in the feel of it. It sucks sometimes, especially when someone interrupts or my fingers hurt, but finishing a chapter well makes it worth it.

Do you have any rituals or stimuli (music, libations) you need to do or queue up before you start writing?

Nope. I thankfully can zone out anything going on around me when I get to writing. It doesn’t matter if I am in a crowded room or alone or if there is music playing in the background or not, I just thankfully need to get my mind in the story and start typing.

What are your five favorite fanfic tropes?

I don’t have any favorites as such. I enjoy reading all sorts of tropes- from kidnapping to fake wedding and what not. If something clicks well, it just does.

I am particularly enjoying writing the Strangers In The Night Series, though. That is one trope that’s gone crazy in my head. Lol.

What is the greatest challenge you have in writing, the hurdle you are constantly jumping to get the words on the page?

I think it’s the characters themselves, for me. I enjoy the challenge they present to me at every point in the story. I just never want the story to feel forced, or for the readers to feel like I am forcing something over them rather than keeping it natural. For example, the biggest challenge in The Phoenix was making Oliver’s redemption seem real and natural to both Felicity and the readers while keeping the story through Felicity’s eyes. The amount of anger Oliver had in the beginning, I was sort of worried that I won’t be able to do them justice. But I am so grateful it all worked out well.

I just love telling stories which are believable to me and to the readers, most importantly, in the character’s love for each other and how that love is achieved.

Are the things you want to write different from the things you want to read?

Not really. I started writing itself because I was out of stories I loved to read. But I realized the downside of it. I can’t read my own stories without being overly critical, which is why I have no idea what a reader feels when reading them. It’s always surprising me.

Do you have a favorite story you’ve written? Why is it your favorite?

I am particularly proud of the Things They Learned Series because A. That MTV week was one CRAZY time and I had no idea what I was doing, to be honest; B. I did not know I had that in me at all. To write so many things so quickly, spew them out one after the other, it stunned me after the week was done. So, yes, I am super proud of that.

But, that was like a quickie. Every multi chapter story I have written is equally special to me. Free Fall has a special place because it was my first story, about a trope I absolutely love. The Phoenix is so close to my heart because of the absolutely incredible journey it took me on not only as a writer but as a person. The Firebird, The Albatross, The Phoenix Rises - they are all so, so special. And these are only the longer ones.

I cannot write a story for such a long period if I don’t connect to it. So just the fact that I am writing it makes it special for me.

Who are your fanfiction inspirations?

Oh, there are such fantastic writers in this fandom. anthfan, sarcasticfina, @hopedreamlovepray dust2dust34, poisonangelmuse, thealternativesource, @justanother90sbaby , smoakandarrow, dettiot, @nikkibeckettcsm are the first few that come to mind and the list is really long. There are so many who aren’t even on Tumblr or I don’t know if they are. Every writer I have ever read has inspired me in some way to write. Every single one. And I am actually making a rec page soon where I can actually go into detail about this.

Why Olicity?

I can write an entire essay on this and still come up short. In simple terms? They connect to me. Their characters, Oliver being the way he is and Felicity being the way she is, what they do for each other, consciously and unconsciously, just clicks somewhere deep down with me. It has never happened with this intensity before, but writing about them helps. There have been such great ships on TV and not one has called to me (cheesy as it sounds) like Olicity does. That’s why I think. I am trying to understand this myself.

What do you think is ignored or overlooked in this fandom that, in your opinion, should be addressed and stat?

Personally, I have received nothing but absolutely overwhelming love and acceptance from this fandom (with some occasional hate but that’s fine). So, on a personal level, I am amazed by how passionate and intense this fandom is. Seeing everyone in action, coming together as a unit, during the MTV awards was just something.

I am comparatively newer here so I can’t exactly say what needs to be worked upon.

As long as people are good to you and you are good to them, as long as you do your thing with the passion you started with, this fandom is phenomenal. :)

Thanks so much for this! :D

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