things i have learnt from browsing the entire body of les mis fics on ao3: there are a fuckton of les mis fans who are also really into bastille
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.
This guy, Killian, who she has rejected repeatedly, kidnapped her and injected an experimental substance into her body against her consent. It’s agonizingly painful and an incredible violation.
Within ten minutes of being freed, Pepper kills the guy who did it to her using the weapon that he gave her. Tony removes Extremis from her somehow, which is what she wants. Pepper has her own power back: the power of the CEO, of the self-assured person, the power that she earned and won and fought hard for.
A common superhero trope is that the hero has her power forced on her against her will and she has to suffer to find a way to use it for a tool. Pepper Motherfucking Potts is not a trope. She’s fictional, but it still feels like the character refuses to be used as a tool to move the story along.