Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media.
I fangirl this woman so hard right now.
"Fan fiction, fan art, the way female fans celebrate what they love: this stuff isn’t a secret anymore – and it shouldn’t be a punch line anymore, either. It’s a big messy world full of amateur writing and unedited work, but it’s also got of some of the best fiction I’ve ever read, published or otherwise. You don’t have to participate in it to afford it even a modicum of respect. I’ll be the first to volunteer if you ever want to learn. But if you’re not interested in that, politely decline to answer. It’s easy to blame the celebrity, dragged into answering these questions. But really, the fault lies with the media. Please, please, please journalists: stop asking celebrities about fan fiction. Unless you’re having an in-depth conversation about fictional constructions of the actors’ personae (like the very one you’ll be presenting in your piece?), it serves no purpose. Non-fans likely don’t get it; fans think you look like a bully – because you are.”
I was looking through Flower Language meanings and I saw that grass can mean ‘homosexual love’ and now I’m crying myself in laughter imagining some guy dumping lawn clippings onto his crush’s porch screaming ‘I FUCCKIN LOVE U YOU GAY PIECE OF SHIT’.
Apparently Karla Souza’s character, Laurel Castillo, on How to Get Away With Murder was originally written as Laurel Wilden, a white character, but she asked the writers if they could change her into a latina and they did.
Karla Souza could’ve easily played a white…
Fun fact! The indignant English bartender in this scene is the same actor who played tiny Steve.
Fun fact! After seeing Steve gazing longingly at Peggy, Bucky waited for Steve to leave his side then prepositioned the indignant English bartender for a night of angst-ridden lookalike sex.
All of these Connor/Oliver and Ian/Mickey comparisons are really bothersome.
They are very different, the only similarity is that both couples are gay. Connor is in very few- if any -ways like Mickey, just as Oliver is in very ways like Ian.
Van Herk, What Is Sociolinguistics, chapter 11. (via transliterations)
The Wikipedia article on code-switching has a nice classification of the types and linguistic rules involved: