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.
"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." J.K Rowling.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Thank you for existing and creating the amazing world all of us love and will cherish forever! (July 31st, 1965)
You may think that you can only wear cardigans in the winter. #false You can find a lightweight cardigan that is a great layer up. Layers and Details make you look better than the rest. Our Dapper Guy Christian Kaprelian pulled it off at Fulton Market in Chicago.
- Start: slim leg jean
- Add: simple white tee; this from H&M
- Detail: light summer cardigan; this from H&M
- Shoes: tan suede sneaks with color laces
set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.
these are incredible
Star Trek or Porno
I was under the impression that Star Trek is porn?
I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.
Unlikely simultaneous historical events
A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?
Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.
There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn’t been discovered yet.
Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth.
When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths.
The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.
Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.
When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver.
The first wagon train of the Oregon Trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented.
Nintendo was formed the same year Van Gogh painted Starry Night.
Cleopatra (the last Pharaoh of Egypt) lived closer to the moon landings than she did to the building of the Pyramids of Giza.
When Kublai Khan became the Mongol Emperor, the first humans were setting foot on New Zealand.
The world’s oldest living tree was already 1,000 years old when the Wooly Mammoths died out.
The steam-powered train was invented before the bicycle as we know it. (And bicycles only predate airplanes by 30 years)
Betty White is older than sliced bread.
Guns (or handcannons/fire-lances) had been in use in China for about 200 years when the English defeated the French at Crécy in 1346 through the novel use of the longbow.
The lives of Confucius, Socrates and Buddha all occurred around the same time. Buddha is thought to have died in 483 BC, Confucius died in 479 BC, and Socrates was born in 469 BC (a span of just 14 years)
Mauritania became the last country to ban slavery, over 5 years after the launch of the iPod.
During World War II, there were still many living former slaves in the US.
The Native Americans had a city, Cahokia, that was as populated as London or Paris in its peak during the 13th century. It remained the largest ever city in the United States until the 1740’s. It was completely abandoned by the time a white man saw it.