GoT meme | Houses [1/3] → House Tyrell
There is entirely too much tut-tutting in this realm, if you ask me. All these kings would do a deal better if they put down their swords and listened to their mothers. — Olenna Tyrell
Thank you for all the well-wishes! I’m feeling much better now and am slowly catching up on everything I missed.
SEBASTIAN “WHY DID I SAY THE THING” STAN
TOUCHGOAL!!! THE CROWD GOES WILD. THE SPORTS DAY HAS BEEN A ROARING SUCCESS
Okay, I’ve had enough.
Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, and he defied every single expectation of society when he wrote the book. He wrote about how bad the French justice system was, how poverty was a HUGE problem, how women were treated if they didn’t hold themselves up to a certain standard, how revolution sounds like a great idea but can also be really bad, and a whole bunch of other things.
But here we are fucking arguing in the 21st century about SHIPPING characters in the freaking book. Victor Hugo did not write this fucking book because he wanted people to freak out about a character’s sexuality, he did not write it so people could attack others for shipping something that obviously never happened/never will happen, he did not even write it for shipping characters together!!!
What Victor Hugo did write the book about though, is how France really sucked during the time of the Revolution and the June Rebellion and how people wanted to be treated better and all that good stuff.
So please, please, please stop having arguments over stupid things. It’s not what the book was about, and any movie/musical adaptation of Les Misérables is based on the book. I’m not voting for either side, I’m not saying both sides are wrong (or right), but just leave the fucking idea of shipping a heterosexual vs. homosexual ship alone if all you’re going to do is go to war about it.
collection of daily cuddle ficlets (aka nerds hugging):
- combeferre the science nerd hugs courfeyrac after he gets caught in the rain - here
- eponine and combeferre, high school debate partners, have victory hugs - here
- feuilly and jehan find a home with each other and also there’s hugging - here
- bahorel and jehan have a wednesday morning routine. jehan hates routines but he loves wednesdays - here
- bossuet convinces joly to take an ice cream/cuddle break and unwind before his final - here
- high school genderswap - courfeyrac and enjolras bond over gender equality activism and manicures - here
- courfeyrac and eponine work in an office and also they’re super snarky - here
- jehan and grantaire live together, have very maudlin hypothetical discussions, and cuddle - here
- jehan falls asleep on enjolras during a meeting. they cuddle, and enjolras likes it. - here
LOOKIT indigotuesday made a masterpost for joyfully shamelessly fluffy cuddlefic! ALL HUGS ALL THE TIME, because sometimes that’s NECESSARY, darn it.
sorry i’m late, professor. im disenchanted with the human experience and waking up every morning thrusts me into an instant existential crisis
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YES! I LOVE THEM!
Can’t we just organize a les mis week to promote non-fanon based headcanons, art and fan fictions?
I admit the reason behind this is rather selfish, but am I really the only one tired of seeing the same old things?
Ferre with glasses, Jehan as an androgynous guy with braided, red or blonde hair and light eyes, covered in flowers, curly-haired Courfeyrac who has only one thing in mind, big guy Bahorel who lives only for bar fights, Grantaire cured of his addictions only thanks to Enjolras’ love, ginger!Feuilly who only talks about Poland, Joly and bald and black Bossuet only used for comic relief.
(I’m talking about Les Amis because I blog about them mostly).
This started as a critic to character designs, but there are many tropes here that I constantly see everyday. I’m not saying they are bad or should be erased from the fandom, I don’t have something against them, but I despise the lack of diversity. Every interpretation of the characters is okay, but when is only ONE interpretation, it could get boring.
I want to encourage people to get creative with new designs, including poc and different genders and sexualities.
Could we give it a try?
On the one hand, I agree that promoting diversity is never a bad thing, especially when it comes to tropes that seem overwhelmingly popular, to the point of erasing other interpretations.
That being said…
If you’re tired of seeing the same old things, perhaps the impetus needs to not be on writers and creators to do something about that, but rather you — the broad you, not you specifically — to do something about it. There are a lot of fics (and artwork, though I admit fics are more my area) that don’t rely on those tropes that already exist, and by saying that those are the same tropes you keep seeing, that tells me that you’re not reading those fics.
And as a fic writer who has occasionally written things that push back against some of those tropes, often to find that the fics that do push back against those tropes get less recognition, less notes, and less readership, it irks me to see this being suggested as if this isn’t already something that happens, that has happened, and that will continue to happen, even if people aren’t reading said things. At what point does the impetus fall not on the creators to ensure that they’re writing or drawing things that don’t fall into fanon tropes, but on the readers to seek out the fics and artwork that already don’t?
So maybe the idea needs to be less about new material — though I doubt anyone in the fandom would mind so much if more or new people wanted to contribute in that regard — and more about taking the time to seek out the things that already exist that don’t fall into fanon, and promote those and bring recognition to authors and artists who most likely didn’t receive it the first time around because what they wrote or drew or created didn’t fall into the fanon tropes that people seem to love.