you don't break my heart

Support your daughter by overtly telling her that you support her, not that you would still love her “even if she is gay.” When you tell someone, “I still love you even if you are gay,” what you are really saying is this: “Obviously being gay is worse than being straight. It would be an obstacle in the way of my love for you, but I am willing to overlook it.” Say, rather, “I love you, and I’m so sorry that I’ve let you infer by my silence, that I would love you less if you were a lesbian.” […] If you want anything resembling a loving, honest relationship with your daughter, don’t perpetuate the silence and avoid speaking directly about sexual orientation. Be clear, be direct, and be affirming. Your daughter deserves it.
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                                                                                      I could only love in my dreams.

Your smile.
Your laugh.
Those silly faces you make,
To get me to laugh.

You are you.
There is no word or adjective,
That will ever do you justice.
Even pictures seem to fail,
To capture your shining brightness.

Perhaps I may,
Regret this one day,
But hopefully not.
I love you,
Entirely and wholly,
Without you, well, I’m lost.

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My Top 3 pick: #2 Choon Entertainment’s Kim Yongguk/Jin Longguo (the hidden jewel)

“No one knows who i am. No one knows what kind of person I am. I would feel confident if there is someone that will care about me. I want to hear ‘Kim Yongguk did well’”

P/S: You did very well! You have changed a lot. You have improved. I am so happy you gained confidence. You made so many friends and no more being alone. I will always support you and let’s debut in the near future. I’ll wait.

∆Y o u c a n ’ t∆

You only want me when you think I’m moving on…
—  Excerpt from the book I’ll never write #9

Friendly reminder that the presence or absence of smut in a fic does not determine the worth of the fic, or its author. I like reading smut, I like writing smut. But I know a lot of people who don’t like either, or who only like one, and that is totally fine.

An author should never be pressed to add smut in their story, just as a reader should never be forced to read it. And as an audience, we should never press for our authors to write smut. “But they’re my favorite author!” you say. Well I say, they must not be your favorite if you’re dissatisfied with any of the content they’re creating.

There are plenty of smut writers in the fandom; don’t push your personal agenda or wishes on to someone else, and for God’s sake, don’t ask someone why they don’t write smut. Well, you shouldn’t ask an author why they don’t write X, Y, or Z anyway, because that’s rude. What a person chooses to write is entirely that–their choice. And sometimes, they have personal reasons for not wanting to write certain scenarios.

Let’s be supportive and encouraging to all of our authors, regardless of what they write. Writing is hard, and it’s nerve-wracking to publish, and to hear someone say “I wish you’d write A, B, and C” is so disheartening; you’re essentially saying what I just wrote isn’t good enough, and that’s not a good feeling.

So let’s kill the notion that a story needs smut to be good, yeah? <3