i think so lmao
has anyone seen this reddit post about EL James “betraying” the Twilight fandom and profiting off of someone else’s fanfic basically
what i like about it is the part where it mentions that the next charity auction made way less money bc a lot of fanfic authors decided they wanted to try and make money too, but the way it’s phrased is like this poster believes that’s a bad thing.
phrased another way, it could be: “EL James’ success inspired a lot of other women fanfic authors to try and profit off of their work, too, instead of the fandom ‘default’, which is to donate all proceeds to charity. EL James showed a lot of women that the idea that women writers should not profit off of their own work is fucking bullshit.”
You know what would be great? If there was a “hide this story” option on Ao3, the way you can block posts on tumblr with xkit. Just, “this story is in my pairing’s tag when they literally do not even look at each other. Don’t show me this shit anymore.”
That’d be nice.
I would really dig this. Particularly for small pairings, where the fics you describe might make up a noticeable chunk of the fics listed. Or if you read a fic and get hurt by something that was not tagged! And you’re grumpy enough that you want something firmer than back-buttoning or closing the tab!
No, fic! You have deceived me! I cast you out!! [clicks ‘hide this story’ button]
I bought ten nail polishes today, plus a Revlon duo. I’m thinking that maybe sometime soon I should sort through my collection and give some away.
And maybe I should stop buying nail polish :/
you don’t have to write about sex in your fanfic. it’s not a requirement, don’t let anyone tell you it is. your ship doesn’t have to be physical to be intimate. if you want to write fluffy one shots, you make those fangirls squeal. if you want to write angsty heart breakers, bring on the tears. write what you love and what you’re comfortable with. but never let those comments people make, about how T and G rated fics aren’t worth their time, sway your inspiration.
You don’t need to apologize! This is very widespread, to the point where this version of Cas has replaced the canon version in some places.
I don’t think Cas is all that naive about human culture and emotions. Inexperienced in some aspects, but that is not the same as being naive.
Not understanding a reference is not naivety. There are cultural differences that might lead to missing references, but this is not the same as being childlike or naive. If I miss a reference to a tv show from the 70s, it doesn’t make me naive or childlike. It means I’m not familiar with that cultural artifact due to my age and experience. If I don’t get etiquette in certain situations (say, a black tie dinner), it means I grew up in an environment with different etiquette and expectations, it doesn’t mean I’m naive.
I think there are a couple (as in less than a handful over 5 seasons) examples of Cas behaving in what might be seen as naive ways. But somehow these few VERY FEW examples are taken as the whole of his character, when 95% of the rest of the time he is as far from childlike/naive as you can get.
Dude is thousands of years old and a warrior of God. Reducing him to childlike and naive is erasing most of his character. I’m not sure why this fanon has developed, but it’s had a real impact on various interpretations not only of the character but canon events.