queer teenage girls have to look out for each other because who the fuck else is going to???????
The “queer teenage girls” bit is unnecessary. “People” would have sufficed.
prime example of people not giving a shit about queer teenage girls lmao
Here are some of the things I talked about in this video:
Now with closed captions! Yay!
If I had the power, I would ask all the authors in the world to do Yuletide or something like it every year. Sign up for a fic exchange and write some porn for a stranger; tailor your stories to an audience of one, let go of the long-form plots and the careful wide-spectrum appeal, embrace the joy of spending a hundred words on Carlos’s perfect hair or Buffy’s perfect shoes or Jo’s perfect knives. Remember the joy of waiting for one person to open a story and see what it contains.
Because fanfic is joy. Fanfic is fixing the things you see as broken, and patching the seams between what’s written and what is not, and giving characters who got cheated out of their happy endings another chance. There was a time, not that long ago as we measure things, where all fiction was what we would now call “fan fiction.” Shakespeare didn’t come up with most of his own plots. He wrote plays about the stories people already loved. We didn’t get a thousand versions of “Snow White” accidentally: people changed that story to suit themselves, and no one said they weren’t storytellers, or looked down on them for loving that core of red and black and white, of apples and glass and snow.
Aeschylus: Achilles goes on top.
Plato: No; definitely Patroclus.
Xenophon: They were just friends.
Plato: Shut up, Xenophon.
Aeschines: It’s practically canon.
Aristarchus: I know it looks canon, but Homer didn’t write that - someone added it later.
Shakespeare: It’s canon.
Alexander is just that incoherent guy in the corner going “SDFkjhgksdjhf OTP”
Actor Emma Watson, of Harry Potter movie fame, is a new Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and she spoke at the UN on Saturday to launch the HeForShe campaign, which aims to mobilize men to end gender inequality somehow (the campaign doesn’t seem to call men to any particular action of any sort). The campaign wants men to make gender equality their issue, too, and Ms. Watson extended “a formal invitation” to men to do so. it was all kinds of awesome and really, really next-level or something. Yes, some of it was very good. Ms. Watson talked about how she came into feminism herself, after experiences such as being sexualized by the media at age 14. For the first few minutes, the speech is awesome.Then, around the 6 minute mark, it gets…less good.
Interesting counterpoint to Emma Watson’s recent speech at the UN. Thoughts?
I had similar thoughts after seeing the speech.