Sooooo I’ve started writing a Derek POV for Skin Deep called Predilection. I don’t know how I feel about it so far.
asking inanimate objects if they are joking when they don’t function properly
imagine a ghost getting brought back to life but they’ve been a ghost for so long that they have trouble adjusting. like, they keep running into walls and doors because they used to be able to just pass through them or they trip down the stairs because they used to float down them and sometimes they trip over their own feet because they forget how to walk all together
(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality
What we didn’t have yesterday.
THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE
You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?
Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.
That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…
I’m sad, now.
But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.
Aww, thanks dear. :) I am a wee bit partial to top!Derek, BUT I still love bottom!Derek ‘cause there’s a lot of implications of trust. Hopefully one day I will create this series, and there’ll be lots to play around with. :3
Uh oh, new Sterek series idea called Yours to Command, which will be a compilation of their D/s adventures. Where they’re switches. So sometimes it’s dom!Derek and sub!Stiles … but it can also be dom!Stiles and sub!Derek. Depending on their mood, of course.
So I’ve been watching Criminal Minds lately, and of course reading some CM fanfiction (mainly Derek/Penelope ‘cause I love them to bits). But I’ve noticed that a lot of times that their happily ever after is getting married and having kids, and I’m just kind of like … why? I mean, to some people that IS a ‘happily ever after’, but I’ve noticed in other fandoms and ships that that’s the endgame, too.
Marriage and kids.
But why is that a happily ever after? Happy endings can come in different forms, and it doesn’t have to include marriage OR kids.
In the episode I just watched, Children of the Dark (3.04), one of the characters brought up an interesting discussion point: are there any happy families? Some can argue ‘yes’ and others can argue ‘no’. I won’t argue anything, because my point is that (American) society seems to put a lot of stock in getting married and having kids as the epitome of success and happiness. It’s always assumed that everyone - especially women, which makes me even more annoyed - wants a family.
And it’s fine if some people do want a family of their own, but does it have to be the norm? Do all of us have to have a husband/wife and kids to be perceived as happy?
I don’t really want kids. My sister doesn’t want kids. There’ve been people - some men some women - who like to tell us that we’ll change our minds. It irritates the hell out of me that people would say something like that.
Marriage and kids might be their ideal, but it’s not mine and I hate it when someone tries to tell me otherwise.
EDIT: I’m also going to add that in these particular fandoms that I read fiction in (Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Avengers, and now Criminal Minds), all of them lead a dangerous life. And okay, fine, they want some normality in their life, some sort of grounding, and yes some of the fics I reads are AUs, but … would they really want to raise a kid in that kind of situation? There was one Stony fic (it was actually A/B/O) where both Steve and Tony decided to not have kids for that very reason. Even though Steve would’ve loved to have a family of his own, he knew that in their line of work he could potentially leave his kid an orphan. And I really appreciated both the author and Steve (and Tony’s) decision. On top of that, well … Steve and Tony had their own makeshift family to look after, didn’t they? So why can’t it be universally accepted that not everyone wants a family, not everyone needs a biological family, and people can create families of their own?
very very very below average
Junior year of high school, I was in a psych class. We did all sorts of experiments regularly, one of which was on body language. My teacher handed volunteers cards and we each acted out whatever was written on them. Students in their seats would shout out adjectives or nouns describing the person—this person is nervous, that person is relaxed.
My card was confusing. It said to straighten up, put my hands behind my back, grip my arm, and walk around the room. I had to survey the students, occasionally pausing at a desk and observing the student in it.
I was stately.
My teacher explained that this was the posture that people of power adopted. Presidents, ministers. They were in positions of respect but, more importantly, of authority. They looked proper. And important. Perhaps they looked condescending, but, with hands behind their backs and body exposed for the world to see, they were open. High, but approachable. Grand.
Lucifer doesn’t walk like he has wings. Lucifer walks like a king.
Mark Pellegrino plays a flawless Lucifer.
Does everybody remember the perching thing?
Of course you do.
Okay, did you ever realize why he does it?
It’s a height-dominance thing.
Lucifer—or at least his vessel—is shorter than Sam, which is Sam’s only honest advantage against Lucifer as he struggles against the supposed hallucination throughout season seven. But when Sam is sitting down, Lucifer will perch or stand so that he has a height advantage over Sam, thus establishing dominance over Sam in every possible way, making Sam completely powerless by losing the one advantage, the one comfort he had. This happens again:
and again, this particular instance which will result in a transition:
…to when Lucifer wants to connect with Sam, to try and be equal with him (in this case, to convince/taunt Sam into talking to him); Mark has him sit at level, like here, in a more neutral position:
So the whole reason for the perching is for Lucifer to gain dominance over Sam until he needs to connect with Sam personally. Where Mark places Lucifer in the room and just how he does it appears to have a direct correlation to if Lucifer is trying to ruin Sam, or relate to him.
(Compare this, then, to how Lucifer and Sam first met: lying in bed together. Compare this Lucifer to the Lucifer of season five, who was Sam’s “other half,” not more or less than Sam. May be evidence for anyone still on the fence about s7!Lucifer being a hallucination, perhaps?)
(one day I’ll talk about the reversal of the Perching Rule, but for now let me live in my happy fantasy)
A+ META IS A+
Reason number 67395 why I love SPN fandom: scientific meta.