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Opinion ~Unpopular or Not: We lost to Brit/Santana (who are adoracute, by the way) and I was sad about it tbh. I love the few Glee fics Ive read, but -frankly-- I'm a lot more about the SPN than I am about the Glee. Yet, thinking a bit more about the whole situation, we deserved to lose. It's ugly as hell to see mostly heterosexual people fighting it out so that the gay fictional people they fap to can win an online poll. Rly, people, I'm all for confrontation and stating opinions in a straight-forward balls to the wall manner, but when it pertains gay visibility in the mainstream media, why not be a little more respectful? people should just mind manners and wipe their fucking feet. this is not really their house, they're just playing in it.


And they Cry to See Your Face by ~Honeylocusttree
awesome fic is awesome. lot of commenters focused on how bamf the Winchesters are here, but I just felt the bitterness of their portion in life. even while they were risking their lives, shortening their years from the stress alone, they're still feared/hated/misunderstood. I particularly adored the outside pov on Standford!Sam, who died pinned to that apartment ceiling as surely as Jess.

It's tricky to rec something like this because the alternate episodes are written by different authors, so-- but overall, I think they are doing pretty well...something I do miss from canon is the lighthearted moments between the dramatic ones. in this re-imagining the poetry overwhelms the usual fucked up Winchester penchant for deflection by way of humor/pop culture references/exuberant vulgarity.

Three foggy mornings and one rainy day (will rot the best birch fence a man can build) by ~Britomart_is
people rly rec me the good shit.

God, Mary thought she knew all the ways in which she'd been catastrophically wrong, but there's one more for the list — she thought that Dean was too young to grieve his brother. Thought he was too young to understand. He would have been the best big brother. She wishes more than anything that she could have seen it. Instead she gets this poisoned, perilous thing, watching Dean's fierce instincts attach to the saddest, smallest creature within reach.


read "Apt Pupil" by King and it fucked me up, ngl. the dude still slays. i love stories about corruption (in fandom the corruption often goes on backwards; Jensen is a cynical bastard and he's "corrupted" by Jared's love for life) but here...tricky-tricky. can you corrupt the willing? idk.
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everybody and their mother has something to say about Lana del Rey these days. It's like the "give me yr thoughts on yaoi" of the internet rn, so I guess I'ma give you my thoughts. I totally understand those who yell "fake" or "fraud" at her, because I guess she sells herself one way but turns out to be another, but idgaf. Rita Hayworth was Margarita Cansino and she was not a redhead. So what? I don't expect my artists and entertainers to be authentic, I expect their work to be. Authentic in the sense that they fill me with spiritual or emotional truths, or entertain me or make me consider freestylin' tango, and that goes beyond facts and figures and lip enhancements. I could not care less if she was not born in the sidewalks of Venice Beach, if her daddy didn't recite Howl to her, didn't sing Johnny Cash instead of lullabies, and didn't point out where Humphrey and Jimmy hung out like he was pointing out memorials. idgaf if her mother didn't give her fake pearls to use as marbles, didn't blot out her scrapped knees with cotton balls soaked in rum and didn't --while drinking tequila-- use the limes she sucked on to lighten her hair. i can imagine that shit while i listen to her music and that fills me with cliched joy.

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what can i say? the bitch inspires me. i like her music. i even like her failures, or-- I like her failures a lot, because everybody loves a winner so nobody loves her, but yeah-- not necessarily. what interests me in Lana is the distance between what she wants to be and what she actually is. that distance is so fucking obvious and so fucking brave. i had to learn to be that brave, because i used to be the type who didn't like to break a sweat so that others didn't see me strain. i like to see her strain, to see her nervous lip licking and her awkward as all fuck white girl twirling. it makes me think i'm seeing someone at their most vulnerable. someone half-cooked, with a coltish stumbling personality, full of false steps and possibilities.

and her hair is awesome, so. idk. ILH. *shrugs*

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reading On the Road which should be required reading for all the bitches who watch Supernatural. don't believe me? lookey here:

They rushed down the street together, digging everything in the early way they had, which later became so much sadder and perceptive and sad.

...and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the one who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time...

Yes, and it wasn't only because I was a writer and needed new experiences that I wed to know Dean more, ..., but because somehow in spite of our difference in character, he reminded me of some long-lost brother;...

And his criminality was not something that sulked and sneered, it was a wild yea-saying overburst of American joy...

...eager for bread and love...

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* Gonna take some online classes, because apparently taking semesters off does something to me and I must study my whole fucking life. C'est la vie, or whatever.

* I was thinking of doing a "Filo Fashion Week." Would anybody be willing to do that with me? Like, not get dressed or anything, but take photographs or their outfits for a week (on the hanger) and then post them? I'm always so curious to see what other people put on. Yes, I wonder about what my F-list wears. Don't judge.

* Read"The Threesome Handbook" by Victoria Vantoch and --wow-- I think I stan her a bit now (and not just because she has a section on finding yr inner queer). I'm as uninterested in 3-somes as I was before I read the book, because my brain doesn't work that way and my jealousy is epic and devastating, but I respect her pov, her sexual assertiveness and her motivations for wanting to live a threesomey life (I don't like that she used negging as a seduction technique; I was ecstatic over her emphasis on not being a pressuring coercive creepster). It also randomly made me think about how even the words for vagina can be such contentious thing, 'cause she kept using the word "pussy" and got to the point where I got kind of uncomfortable about it. Idk, because I've used the word and read it and usually I feel really friendly about it, but-- maybe it was the frequency of the use to the exclusion of all other words? (Hershey-highway for ass was not much better, tbh) I know other people are skeeved by the word "cunt" or even "vagina," but-- no clue, really. I just felt uncomfortable and don't even about it.

* read the Suiteverse and I wanted to talk to somebody about it, because it's such an odd duck. so my reactions to it are conflicted. i will try to give voice to them with the aid of emoticons.

\o/ well-written & compellingly readable
/o\ while reading it I don't think about whether the characters are OOC or IC because I'm pretty much ooooooohing and aaahhhhhhhhhing my whole way through, but after I think, wow, these dudes are not the canon dudes
\o/ atmospheric as all fuck
/o\ Sam is a BAMF, but his focus while he's in the suite is so narrow that he feels more pedantic and petty than impressive and intimidating. He does terrible shit and yet a lot of the time I tend to think, "Wow, Sam you're so annoying."
\o/ inventive and interesting in its use of superpowers and satanic magic
/o\ the plot is too cyclical/recycled. Dean won't give in, or not give in perfectly enough for the strident specifications of a very strict, demanding Sam and then Sam does some horrible shit, Dean suffers, lather, rinse, repeat.
\o/ horrifyingly descriptive
caveat: I'm rly more of a drama reader than a darkfic reader, and will ask more from darkfic than I will from crack or any other genre.

rating: idek. read if you want, and judge for yourself.


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