kaia, 15, norcal. into comics. has a lot of opinions on fandom and cares too much about femslash.

maria the miles to my ganke.
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Why is femslash the smallest genre in the world of fanfiction? Why is femslash the most underrepresented relationship type by a sizeable margin? More importantly, why is it that almost all femslash writers are queer women? Male slash pairings are written by straight women, queer women, and even some men (I say “even” because men are rarer than a two dollar bill in the world of fanfiction) and they’re read by a mostly female audience. Femslash has a completely different ideology, because it’s almost exclusively written and consumed by the community it portrays. Unlike a straight girl writing about two boys having sex (and I guarantee that they’re two conventionally attractive white boys whose female love interests have been deemed either worthy of death or asexual by the fandom), femslash is written by those whose identities and personal narratives are reflected in the stories themselves. Maybe the writer of that erotic scene hasn’t had sex with a girl yet, but damn, she has thought about it a lot. That queer author writes two girls falling in love even if they’re straight in the original work because two girls falling in love means something to her and to so many people like her, and it’s important that she sees herself in a piece of media whose canon forgets she exists. One of the great frustrations of LGBTQ media is the fact that so little of our representations end up coming from LGBTQ-identified creators, and thus we see inaccurate portrayals with limited diversity. Femslash exists because we were sick of being told we didn’t exist, so we wrote ourselves into their stories.
excerpt from a very long piece I’ve been working on for autostraddle about femslash and why there’s so little of it (and why we need to make more of it NOW)
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gaymercutio:

pls tag ur annabeth chase hate as #i dont fucking know what im talking about and need to go to church and pray for my sins

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usbdongle:

you ever notice a lot of stuff is considered poor and gross unless its upper middle class (white) people doing it

food trucks in the 90s were the realm of taco trucks and fairground food and were always considered unhygienic and nasty until all these rich city kids started opening food trucks and now they’re “trendy” and “innovative”

riding your bike to work is only considered geofriendly if you can also afford to drive a car but don’t want to, then you’re saving the earth, everyone else isn’t somehow??

recycling old cheap stuff to be used as furniture and wearing really old clothing is a sign of poverty unless you’re doing it a certain way or wearing a certain kind of old clothing

double standards are gross and you should expose them in your life as much as possible

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There are no bargains between lions and men.
I will kill you and eat you raw.
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles (via rabbitinthemoon)
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It Girl
Homme

everysongaday:

HOMME (옴므) - It Girl

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ɪ’ᴍ ᴏʟᴅᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ᴀ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ᴡɪsᴇʀ
   sᴛᴏʀᴍ
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard :
The Progress of Love: The Lover Crowned (1771-1772) details.

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History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed. Art has remembered the people, because they created.

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"What has Hector ever done to me?" - Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

"What has Hector ever done to me?" - Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

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When it comes down to it, I guess I don’t really need the world to know I exist.

I’m just glad HE does.

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How Do I Look ?
Beenzino
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