“We find the link between writing and death manifested in the total effacement of the individual characteristics of the writer… If we wish to know the writer in our day, it will be through the singularity of his absence and in his link to death, which has transformed him into a victim of his own writing.” —Michel Foucault, ‘What is an author?’
“I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk, but I don’t know if I’d be a very convincing Hulk.”
Look, I’m going to take this opportunity to make something clear: There will be no kink shaming on this blog. Ever. Are there kinks that I don’t get/like? Yes. Does that mean they’re bad/wrong? NO. NEVER.
So you don’t like/get a kink? Then don’t read it. Simple as that. There’s no need for any condescending ‘ew’. You could even look it up and try to understand it, instead of being a judgemental ass.
FICTION is there to explore ideas and concepts. It’s a limitless universe that we build for ourselves and not everything is going to please you and that’s okay, that’s even good. Are there problematic things that can/need to be discussed and explored in the way they are used and represented in fiction? Well yes, of course. But there’s no need to shame people for liking the things they like, especially in fictional universes, and when it comes to relationships, dynamics, and sexual preferences/desires etc.
So. Whether you like age difference, student/teacher dynamics, mpreg, slave fics, D/s dynamics, BDSM, whipping, torture, rimming, felching, spanking, figging, finger-fucking, marking, tattoos, anal sex, oral sex, breath play, come play, blood play, knife play, orgasm denial, forced marriages, genderbending, nipple play, medical kinks, voyeurism, exhibitionism, crossdressing, noncon, dubcon, sex pollen, pony play, role play, humiliation, frottage, fisting, fetishes, daddy kinks, etc. etc. etc. let me repeat this:
THERE. WILL. BE. NO. KINK. SHAMING. ON. THIS. BLOG.
kink shaming is bad.
There also won’t be any pairing shaming, or fandom shaming. It is also bad.
(note: I think anon should also be aware that male pregnancy does happen in real life, not just in fiction, and that it isn’t, in fact, gross.)
For those interested: huge list of kinks, tropes, and clichés in fanfic this way.
Just a friendly reminder that regardless of what happens in a show, a book, or a movie, you can still write, draw, vid, and create anything you damn well please about the plot, characters, and their relationships. Sparkle on.
“Whatever our bedtime was as kids, we could stay up an extra half hour if we were reading. My parents didn’t care as long as I was under the spell of a Stephen King or a Douglas Adams” (x)
So if you like fics about often under-appreciated and under-written-about ladies, go and take a look at the fandoms page.
My fic for this fest is for a tiny fandom called Young Blades (which I may well write a primer about at some point), and is here if you wish to read it. Lady-centric gen, a series of conversations between two ladies that don’t get to interact much in canon.
I also had two(!) fics written for me that are in fandoms more of you have probably heard of, and they are both delights. The first fic is an LBD Lydia&Mary fic with an absolutely perfect Lydia voice, Movie Night. The second is a treat by the very sneaky nonisland and is a perfect bite-sized canon-era Elena/Mithian with epistolary, holy shit you guys do I love epistolary fic/books, and it is called A Perfect Woman, Nobly Planned. Give them a read, give them some love, and then go wander the fest and give other things some love also!
I am off to spend much of my afternoon doing the same.
This is amazing! omg.
I wish I had known about it. Also I’m going to read that Elena/Mithian like now. And browse the other fandoms. OMG THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY YOU HAVE NO IDEA.