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Can I just say how RIDICULOUSLY attractive I'm finding Doc Holliday on Wynonna Earp.



Like. Really. Really. Ridiculously. Good looking.

Despite the mustache. (Because of the mustache?)



Also. The fact that he played the Druid guy in Lost Girl is killing me. IDK why, I find it utterly hilarious. Druid guy was also stupidly hot, while also being totally ridiculous and wearing terrible clothes. Also morally ambigous. No mustache though. 



Is it a real mustache though? This is the question. Cos it's grey whereas his hair isn't. Which makes me think fake. Also it takes time to grow something that big. And he clearly didn't sport one before. But then he has facial hair in interviews so maybe he'd just shaven it off after the show? IDK.

I have spent too much time pondering the question of this man's facial hair.

He's hot. It makes him hotter! It makes him look kinda rat-like?



He's really sexy. He's kinda wiry and weaselly looking? IDK

I mean, there's this:


But I prefer this:



Did I mention he has a hat?



I have lost perspective. I would very much like HBO to buy this series and then fill every episode with really explicit sex scenes in which Wynonna and Doc fuck on every surface in the house and then christen the pink car, and also other highly specific fantasies I may or may not have had regarding these two. And fucking.



Seriously I have not had such a pornographic reaction to a pairing in... Ever?

In other news, this series has, like diversity and stuff.

Also, this breakdown of how it's basically Buffy, rings fairly true. But I definitely get a Faith vibe off Wynonna more than a Buffy. 
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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.



The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner. )



Takers (spoilers) )


I fail at memes )



Aliens, and TMI )



THAT'S WHERE I SAW HAWKEYE. )
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I've never really had much of a reaction to the overtly sexual kinks, some I prefer, some I don't but I can take 'em or leave 'em. It's the DYNAMICS of a pairing that really gets me. Shippy stuff, obvs. And IDK if I prefer slash, or if I just gravitiate towards it 'cos it's THERE.

powerless!kink, which I've tried to define before, but my latest definition is something like this:

An in control, morally ambiguous character manipulates or controls an obvious good guy/hero character. The good character suspects the in control character's motivations (and is, ideally, afraid of the in control character, at least at first.)

a) The reader, however, is, or eventually comes to be aware that the morally ambiguous character is also good, though possibly held to a less, 'shining' standard of good.

or

b) The reader is, or eventually comes to be aware that the morally ambiguous character cares for the good guy, though for a given value of 'care'.

I mention b) for the same reason I did last time - Leonidas Lion's Suite!verse HITS MY KINK SO HARD, and all Evil!Sam wants to do is BREAK DEAN INTO A TINY BROKEN THING so he can remake him exactly as he wants (UNF).

Anyway, this feeds into the dubcon!kink, which is I guess more straightforward. Character says no, his/her body says yes. Intoxicated/drugged!kink can fit into this, because the conscious "no" is taken away and all that's left are the secret desires.

Or in general, capacity for consent/control is taken away and responsibility placed in the other character's hands. TRANSFERENCE OF POWER. Usually involuntary, though intoxication blurs the line a bit. But NOT unwanted transference, not entirely, kinda. I mean Dean doesn't want to be Sam's sex slave (EXCEPT HE KINDA DOES). Thor doesn't want to be Loki's sex slave in Chaos War. (EXCEPT HE AGREED TO IT - also he kinda does).

For that reason, non-con totally doesn't hit any of my kinks. That's involuntary + unwanted transference of power, there's not tricky consent angst, there's just pain.

And the other kink I've been trying to expose into some comprehensible format, ties into these again - witheld!knowledge!kink - where knowledge is witheld from the POV character (yes, and knowledge = power and I see the similarities). Examples include: concealed identity fic/ bad guy is secretly a good guy fic/slave fic where the character doesn't know what his/her owner is like (and expects the worse). I especially like reveal! moments - Merlin's magic, Batman's idenitity, that sort of thing.


NOW REC ME. I COMMAND YOU.

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Sebastian seems to be the name people use to refer to: 'past, slightly predatory lover.' Literally, I keep coming across OCs called Sebastian who fit that role. To the point where, when I came across it last, I did a double take, thinking it was an actual character from the show - 'that ex-Sebastian' as opposed to an OC the writer just made up.

I now feel bad for all people named Sebastian everywhere. It's a perfectly nice name, why the evilness? Is it the sibilance?

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I have often bemoaned the lack of fic finders. But. Actually. They seem to be everywhere. Clearly I am an idiot. Non exhaustive list of links at the fanlore entry and more links compiled by [livejournal.com profile] lothy  here. (Plus, those links were compiled ages ago, so. Yeah. Idiot.)

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Kage Baker - Could have sworn I already recced Anvil of the World and House of the Stag? But I can't find it, so maybe I imagined it. I found her through [personal profile] snarp's recs here.

Baker very much had her own writing style, think Terry Pratchett, you'd know his writing anywhere, right? Same with Baker. Also, talking similarities, it's all very humorous and ironic fantasy. (Well, fantasy and scifi, but I read Anvil before starting the Company series, so.) But she's a lot sharper than Pratchett. Also, no footnotes.

In general, I like the characters, banter and narrative style. The plots are maybe a bit... fast? Not very detailed? There's a 'broad brush-strokes' sort of feel, if that makes any sense at all? IDK. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, sometimes you don't want thick, heavy, Gormenghast-style prose.

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The reason I like Sherlock/John is the reason I like Miranda/Andy (Devil Wears Prada). Also Snape/Harry, Draco/Harry, Gabriel/Sam... um, there's more, I'm sure. It's the: "One person with all the cards//the naif without any."  Which is, yes, is simply an extension of the powerless!kink. Because I'm nothing if not predictable. (Also my Elijah/Damon fic totally fits here).

Not every fic with that pairing has that dynamic, obvs people interpret characters differently, but it crops up.

Specifically, I like fics narrated by the naif, where the 'person with the cards' is very inscrutable and impossible to read - to the naif, but not to the reader, who of course knows there's a ship there.

I actually think a lot of White Collar OT3 fic is like this. No, Neal isn't exactly a naif, but when it comes to relationships, he's not all that great, and when it comes to emotional honesty... he's totally pwned by Peter and El. So in that situation, Peter and El, either working as a team, or sometimes El in particular, are the card-holding characters, and Neal is all unsure and freaked out by being unsure. Yum.

Recs anyone? I'm sure there are more pairings that fit, it's not exactly an unheard of ship dynamic.

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Also, I have a total kink for Miranda doing the pursed lip thing she does in the movie. In fact non-verbal communication of any sort, with Andy totally understanding her. I need that. I love DWP fandom.

Why have I not raved about it before? I lose. DWP fandom is basically my femslash fandom girlfriend. We have this casual relationship, we see other people, but keep coming back. It's been going on for years.

I'm going to stop talking now.

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