Smash to absolute smithereens the idea that ships that are volatile and discordant and frankly outright toxic are better or more mature or more interesting than ships that are based in genuine warmth and positivity and affection.
#!important#like me some dirtybadwrong ships as much as the next person#but let’s acknowledge their draw in mediums are because they are bad in real life#liking them in fiction hurts no one#the queue is strong with this one
Yeah, OP is right, there’s nothing fundamentally more interesting about volatile, discordant, unaligned relationships…but there’s also nothing fundamentally more interesting about healthy, warm, positive relationships either. It’s the writer/reader’s lens that gives those things meaning in the first place.
Also, I just wanted to add that I generally agree with this, but that an individual person is allowed to find whatever they want to most fictionally interesting and satisfying for them, and people should be able and allowed to express that (it’s also important to remember that it’s not just that people don’t condone things in real life, which is hopefully true in many cases, but that fiction is also a series of metaphors and people are drawn to certain tropes largely because they’re often stand-ins for other things emotionally). For instance, an individual can say, “I personally find x more interesting than z”. I think people need to be critical of why they are drawn to the things they are, but often times those pulls are formed very early and are hard to break.
So I would take it a step further and say that yes, certain things are more interesting to certain people, and you don’t really get to argue with their feelings. It’s legit to engage in the discourse surrounding that trend, I think, but examining the reasons why people are drawn to something is often removed from the fact that they often feel it in the first place and it’s hard to change.
"We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."
This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex.
You can latch the window and take the white ribbons from your hair,
stop sleeping with socks on and packing going-away bags.
Whispering the names of the lost boys will not hasten them to you.
Clapping your hands is no enchantment.
There is magic, though, in lining your eyes,
and spells to be cast in sharpening your tongue.
Come to me, darling, and I’ll show you how queens carry themselves.
I will teach you how to wrangle womanhood and tame it into a lapdog,
to recognize pirates without their hooks and rapier them with words,
to say no to heartless boys who need mothering
and make peace with stern princesses and jealous faeries.
I will help hide away childhood in the gilded cage of your ribs,
where it may blossom and thrive in the wildest part of you.
Here you will never grow old, never die.
Here is your Neverland, laced through your heart like corset strings,
tied up tight into a ribbon no span of years can unravel.
oh and buddy, that can be an awful lot… x
when u start liking the antagonist
For lokihiddleston, who asked me for a Loki in fur….thank you for the request! I really hope you like him as much as I do. :)
Thank you. I love it.
By the gods …
“I feel like ‘Thor: The Dark World” is a chance as an actor to find new depth, new dimension, new iterations of Loki’s psychology, of his physicality and his capacity for feeling. On one level he is an off- the-rails psychopathic agent of chaos, but on a human level, his psychology and his emotional landscape is very, very interesting because he’s so intelligent and yet so broken. This film is a chance to find where his capacity for heroism and his Machiavellian menace meet.” — Tom Hiddleston
IM IN LOVE