Send me the title of a Friends episode (found here) and I’ll write a fic to go with that title.
if the title has a name in it, I’ll substitute that name for an appropriate character’s name.
Aww, thanks. Though I send love without having to be prompted, so I won’t send this on. But it did make me smile, so consider this a win. ;)
In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
i’m so sorry that you feel your fandom experience has been negatively impacted by people caring more about their ship than anything else on the show. really, i am. i recommend that you utilize either a.) the unfollow button on these people or b.) tumblr savior so you can blacklist their name on and off as they begin to upset you because i FIRMLY believe in making your fandom experience as positive and lovely as you’d like!!! you have the power, and you should use it to its fullest extent!!!
that being said, i am definitely, 100% the person who watches— at least in MAJORITY if not totally— because of my ship. it’s not something i can change (can’t make myself stop caring about the thing, can’t force myself to care more about the other things) and it happens without my meaning to. i’m just like “hm stiles is doing that thing, how can i transpose that behavior into a fic where he and derek make out a lot” or whatever. I DON’T MEAN TO I SWEAR but i don’t apologize for it, either. shipping elevates my fandom experience and maximizes my creativity and invigorates me. by no means do i want to legitimize this experience that i have over other people’s experiences, but it IS my experience, and it’s a valid one to have. i love shipping!!! and i love my ship!!! it makes me so happy!!! and it’s hard for me to see this thing that i associate only with positivity and happiness (because i, unlike many, AM WHOLLY UNAFRAID OF playing it fast and loose with unfollow/block/blacklist options) so
that’s not to say people don’t do shitty things in the name of shipping (SUPREMELY SHITTY sometimes) but i think people do just as many shitty things in the name of forcing people to be this cookie cutter idea of “positivity” (namely: don’t ship too loudly, don’t ship too excitedly, don’t put ANYTHING on your blog— even in the notes— if it possibly doesn’t align with the intent of the OP, don’t show a preference for your ship even if it is your ship, don’t NOT reblog things just because they aren’t your ship, don’t talk about your non-canon ship when part of your OTP is in a canon ship currently, don’t forget to apologize every time you’re excited about your ship on behalf of all the shitty people you have the misfortune of sharing your ship with). otp shipping or caring about something BECAUSE of a ship doesn’t make anyone less of a fan, and multishipping or nonshipping or caring about a show outside of your ship doesn’t make anyone MORE of a fan. we’re all fans. we’re all here, sharing this space. and any time you don’t want to share space with someone you can block them/unfollow them/blacklist them. the power is yours, and i hope you take advantage of it whenever you can to make your fandom experience one that makes you happy.