personally think this is the funniest thing I’ve ever done
fictional character discourse would be more fun if we all internalized the fact that characters are narrative tools, not people. once we have that basic fact down, we can start talking about what story the author is trying to tell using these characters, whether they’re successful, whether the story itself is successful and by what means we are measuring success—which are all really fun and interesting things to discuss! but we simply cannot get to that point unless we first accept that fictional characters simply do not have thoughts, feelings, opinions, or any agency on their own. a fictional character has more in common with the fictional chair theyre sitting on than with a real person
Fandom: InuYasha - A Feudal Fairy Tale, 半妖の夜叉姫 | Hanyou no Yashahime | Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Rin/Sesshoumaru (InuYasha), Rin & Sesshoumaru (InuYasha)
Characters: Rin (InuYasha), Sesshoumaru (InuYasha), Sesshoumaru’s Mother (InuYasha), InuYasha (InuYasha), Kaede (InuYasha), Higurashi Kagome
Additional Tags: Falling In Love, Love Confessions, Poetry, Fluff
The white chrysanthemum
Is disguised by the first frost
If I wanted to pick one
I could only find it by chance
(Written by Oshihikochi no Mitsune)
I love how when fan-fiction writers have friends in the fandom, to demonstrate their friendship, they dedicate porn to one another.
I think that’s lovely.
Copy and paste the following:
I understand. You found paradise in America, you had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. You didn’t need a friend like me. But, now you come to me, and you say: “Don Corleone, do you support this ship/kink?” But you don’t ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to get involved in your discourse.
I made some alterations…
I understand. You found paradise in [fandom], they had good stories, they made fun content. The AO3 protected you and there were no flame wars. You didn’t need a friend like me. But, now you come to me, and you say: “Don Corleone, do you support this ship/kink?” But you don’t ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to rec me fics. Instead, you come into my inbox on the day my WIP is to be updated, and you ask me to get involved in your discourse.
This is brilliant
Lol a mom and in your 30s? What're u doing writing smut?
Sesshoumaru and Rin deserve a honeymoon in the modern era just because I want to see them just being a couple having cute dates in a time nobody gives a flying fuck about Sesshoumaru being with a human girl.
In your reflection…He lives in you.
Every time Ben Barnes walks in “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish starts to play inside my head.
Me, googling this information frantically: Okay now you guys have GOT to be fucking with me, there’s NO way he could’ve actually–
ADVAGDHSGFHHJGHHJ THIS MAN IS INSAAAAAANE
ＴＨＡＴＳ ＭＹ ＫＩＮＧ
If you are old enough in this hell site you know every time someone writes in a book a “tall, dark, handsome, broody, with bad guy vibes”, the fans end Tumbrl’s corrector immediately changes it to “Ben Barnes”. Not kidding. From young Sirius Black to the Darkling and everything in between, he is the number one fans’ choice.
What nobody is talking about is “the guy knows Tumblr shit”. You should be shouting “hide your hot stuff! It’s every fangirl for herself now!”
Ben Barns plays edgy, broody, all-in-black, bad guy in a fantasy show.
Me: Are you telling me that I"ll have to wait at least a whole year for the second season of Shadow and Bone, Netflix?!?!
Me: What am I supposed to do now?!?!
Netflix: I suggest “read the damn books, you brat”. But that is totally up to you.