sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else
I require all of these.
At this late date, fanfiction has become wildly more biodiverse that the canonical works that it springs from. It encompasses male pregnancy, centaurification, body swapping, apocalypses, reincarnation, and every sexual fetish, kink, combination, position, and inversion you can imagine and probably a lot more that you could but would probably prefer not to. It breaks down walls between genders and genres and races and canons and bodies and species and past and future and conscious and unconscious and fiction and reality. Culturally speaking, this work used to be the job of the avant garde, but in many ways fanfiction has stepped in to take that role. If the mainstream has been slow to honor it, well, that’s usually the fate of aesthetic revolutions. Fanfiction is the madwoman in mainstream culture’s attic, but the attic won’t contain it forever.
Anne Jamison. Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World. 2013
The deep seated psychological issues your father caused you
marketable skills: staying up until 2 AM crying about zutara
FUCK ANTI RAPE NAIL POLISH
Do you think that we haven’t been trying hard enough?
It’s also really disturbing to me that its a bunch of fucking dudes who made this shit and will profit from it. So men profiting from rape culture again. Great, have fun. Thanks for nothing, shitheads.
Do you think that we haven’t been trying hard enough?
There it is.
I’m not sure, but I think sevensneakyfoxes has just hit me with TEN questions for a meme thing for which she did not provide instructions. This should be as fun as that time I tried to disassemble a futon by myself ( I succeeded, btw. No futon will defeat me).
- If you had to relive a day of your life over and over, which would it be and why?
… the day I found out I was going to be a big sister? like, I keep remembering it with this golden filter and it looks pretty fantastic, I’m pretty sure that was even a good-hair day. Either that or the day my sister was actually born and I got to run my finger over her super soft eyebrows and tiny, nearly transparent fingernails and she had an actual heartbeat and a breathing rhythm and was there. Idk, it’s a tie.
- What do you parents do for a living? Do you love it/hate it? Have you ever wanted to follow in their footsteps?
Well, my dad used to be a trucker, which is nowhere near my calling, so no. My mom used to be a university professor, she taught organic chemistry to a bunch of mostly-ungrateful senior students whom after graduating came back to thank her for all the hard-work ethics she instilled in them. These days she’s a reiki therapist who does reasonably well. Um. I teach English as a second language to a bunch of mildly hard-working teenagers whom I’m not sure will ever thank me for anything, but hopefully they’ll pass their exams and then I’ll be able to sleep properly again. It’s not quite following in my mom’s footsteps since this is not a career type of job, I’m just doing it because I’m sufficiently qualified and the money’s good; tho I do love it even if I do occasionally wish I could throw a couple of students out the window…
- If you had to give up a sense for the rest of your life, which one would you pick and why?
I FUCKING HATE YOU FOXY.
I guess it would be taste? like, I’d miss chocolate in all it’s variations, and avocado and CHEESE, but I’d miss tasting stuff way less than I would miss listening to music, or watching my sister grow up, or touching people/things, or smelling that green smell of the woods (or potential gas leaks, tbh)
- Do you have siblings? If so, which one do you get along with best/worst? If you’re an only child, did you ever want siblings? Do you want them now? (BASICALLY JUST TELL ME ALL ABOUT YOUR SIBLINGS!)
IF YOU’RE STILL HERE, THEN YOU MUST KNOW THAT I DO HAVE A SISTER AND SHE’S THE MOON OF MY LIFE OF SOMETHING ELSE EQUALLY CHEESY AND I LOVE HER MORE THAN I THOUGHT I’D BE CAPABLE OF LOVING ANYONE. ALSO, SHE’S FUNNY AND SWEET AND INSECURE AND SIXTEEN AND TALENTED AND CLEVER AND OFTEN-INCONSIDERATE AND DEMANDING AND A CONSTANT PAIN IN MY WORRIED ASS, AND I LOVE HER AND SHE’S DEFFO THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO ME. BTW I AM NOT GETTING WEEPY OVER THIS QUESTION, MY EYES ARE JUST ITCHY.
In the spirit of full disclosure, tho, I do have a cousin whom I grew up with and I totally think of her as my sister. My relationship with her is not as (stupidly blindly) worshippy as with my bb!sis, but it’s equally devoted. At least on my end, tho she is immensely supportive as well, so I’d say it goes both ways. Unlike the relationship with my sister, I mean I know she loves me a whole lot and is willing to go freeze her butt off on a windy day just so I can take a few pictures, but I sometimes can’t really tell with her… ofc she’s sixteen so I suspect SHE sometimes can’t really tell with herself.
Basically I wouldn’t trade being their sister for anything on the face of the earth. Anything.
- You have to leave where you live this second and move to another city/country. Living costs are not a consideration. Where would you move to and why?
It would either be Bogotá or London. Bogotá is simply the prettiest city I’ve ever visited, and Colombian society is similar enough to Venezuelan for me to not even think of it as a different country (though ofc it is, and I’m sure some things would take a bit to get used to, but after Argentina, I feel like I can take anything); London is London, by which I mean that there is always so much going on there, it has such history and is such a cultural patchwork that I feel like there must be a nook I can fit in, which may be just a reflection of my current living arrangements in a small town which fancies itself a cosmopolitan hub of some sort (it isn’t) whose only claim to big-city-ness is it’s tendency to be ridiculously expensive. I just feel stifled here.
Oh! going back to Córdoba is also a very attractive possibility, and likely the one I’d jump to the fastest, tbh.
- Tell me one thing you are ashamed of.
I’m deeply ashamed of how envious I can be at times. I usually (not always, though) catch myself and realize what I’m doing and why I’m doing it and take measures to rectify my behavior/opinion, but it’s still painfully annoying how quick I am to jump into that bandwagon.
There, now you know my capital sin.
- What’s the first clear memory you have of your childhood?
Being rocked to sleep in a hammock my grandmother used to have hanging in the back of her house. I’m almost positive it’s my grandfather doing to rocking (swinging?) but I can’t be sure. I do remember very clearly feeling comfy and slightly sweaty, I was counting the tiles on the floor that were withing my range of vision.
I can also remember nights cocooned in that same hammock with my grandmother patting my back to make me sleepy enough to send me off to bed, I would play with her ear, trying to wedge my fingernail into that tiny, tiny hole where the earring goes. Years later, after having had my own earring painfully tugged down by my sister’s childish panic, I realize that shit must have been painful as hell and that woman is a saint who had a truckload of patience for a curious child who wanted to feel the meat of her earlobe between the groove of a fingernail.
- What fandom/pairing do you really wish you could get into but just can’t?
You have no idea the sigh I just let out…
Kataang. Like, I can deal with the fact that they were endgame and all, but I feel like I should love them together like that. I mean Aang is a piece of sunshine given legs and Katara is the utter queen of my everything, and I could only dream of ever creating characters as complex and lovable and inspiring and annoying as them, but I just can’t see them together romantically, (even though I sorta shipped them through book 1-first third of book 2), especially not now that I know how the extended narrative seems to have reduced Katara’s role to Aang’s baby mama/waterbending master of his reincarnation.
Although I really, really shouldn’t mention this since I gave up on LoK after Book 1, so there may be some subtle characterization moments I’m missing because they weren’t the loud bang I would hear from outside fandom (tho, lbh here, the ppl I’m in touch with/creepily follow from the shadows are pretty hardcore Katara fans, they would know if something worth mentioning was mentioned). But I do remember how Korra and Katara were only ever framed as Master and Avatar-in-training. I may need to rewatch that finale, but I think we never really saw her interact with Korra as Korra and Katara, it was always the new Avatar and Katara… I’m not sure if I’m being clear here and anyway, this was about Kataang, not Bryke’s shortcomings.
But yeah, I wish I could ship Kataang. Or Maiko, for that matter, this is another pairing in which I feel like the lady got the short stick, and I say this as someone who is madly in love with both Zuko and Aang. Whatever, this is a rant for another time.
- What was the first job you remember wanting to have when you were younger? How does it differ from what you do now/what you expect to do once you leave school?
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA HAHAHAHAHHAHAH HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. I wanted to be an astronomer and study stars and the moons of Saturn. I feel like that should answer the rest of the question. I mean, this was a legitimate job I dreamed of having. Like, I would play at being an astronomer and studying stars and the moons of Saturn.
- Has there ever been anyone in fandom you have been intimidated by? Or if you don’t want to answer that, what is your fandom pet peeve? Or real life pet peeve!
I can’t remember her username atm (convenient, huh?) but there was this girl on the Spn fandom who was a master at meta, which was the biggest reason for me to even be in the fandom in the first place, later on I was drawn to fics and stuff, but meta was always ruler supreme for me, and I used to be so, so scared of even commenting to agree/disagree with her because I was terrified of the possibility of her finding some crack in my logic or something. It was really silly of me, and came from a place of insecurity, rather than actual intimidating tactics on her end (rn I can’t even remember if she was ever unpleasant to anyone disagreeing with her. She was a heavy-duty wincest shipper but she wouldn’t let that get in the way of a good meta convo, so I don’t think I had any real reason to be so scared of interacting with her).
And as a bonus, I really hate the way fandom in general is so quick to queer up any and all white dicks it comes across to the detriment of female and POC characters, and then call it representation… there are layers to this, ofc, but my main gripe boils down to that.
Real life pet peeves: people in the bus listening to music without headphones. Also lit bros who worship Holden Caulfield because VOICE OF HIS GENERATION, and who kiss the ground John Green spits on because SAVIOR OF YA, to which all I say is:
Am I supposed to come up with my own questions? Tag other people to answer them? Can I just tag team-angel-coulby, withkissesfour, dragonlordette, theoldkingsofwinter, rubberglue, andromeda3116, longjackets, theopensea and autumncolours to answer these very same questions?
That would be too lazy, even for me.
-Most beloved female character(s)? Why?
-What is your favorite/least favorite part of your job? if you don’t have a job, then use anything you do often enough to have a fav/least fav parts about it.
-What’s that song you’ve got stuck in your head right now?
-Have you read a book that’s somehow changed your way to view the world? if so, which one?
-What will trigger the apocalypse?
-and after the world’s ended, which fictional character will help you survive?/start civilization again?