The other day I had a really good idea for a story:
A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-
-then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other
#it would be better if somehow EVERY OTHER SHAKESPEARE WAS HAPPENING AT ONCE#like you got a benedict and beatice b-story#and then somebody see’s their dad’s ghost#and there’s cross-dressing#and three upperclassmen tell macbeth he will be drama club president
add a love square which works itself out after a drug-fueled night in the forest and the former headmaster of the school wandering around naked after denying his favourite deputy a promotion and I am so on board
Rikash is a terrible influence.
I really liked the fact that because Stormwings have a soft spot for children (it’s very difficult for them to have kids of their own) Rikash sort of became Maura’s guardian for a time.
Seriously, a very intelligent and diplomatic younger sister of a traitor
and a rude, sassy steel-feathered nightmare monster
best team ever, A++
when is the book about Maura coming out already
Fic I need : Members of the Batfam actually telling Dami not to be a sexist little prick when he says something shitty
Gods he says some shitty things in the comics and almost everyone lets it slide. Why has Alfred not washed his mouth out with soap? Where is Jason with a lecture on respecting women? I need these things.
I will always be fond of Kara and Steph calling him out.
Like, I can sympathize that he was raised by villains who likely taught him very little about being a civilized human being, but that learning has to start somewhere.
I understand Damian being a little shit in general, but I don’t get where the blatant misogyny came from, really. The League of Assassins does not, in general, seem to view women as lesser. No one seemed to give a fuck about, say, Nyssa’s outfit.
I’m pretty sure it only started in Battle for the Cowl, and other writers inexplicably ran with it, because clearly all young boys are sexist, isn’t it hilarious?
But yeah, it definitely became a part of his character, and it should have been dealt with. By Dick, by Alfred, by Steph and Babs and Kara.
I agree that he wouldn’t have learned sexism in the League of Assassins, but he’s a kids who’s taught to pick at other people’s weaknesses, and once he was living in Gotham he’d pick up pretty quickly that, for example, a lot of women/girls have enormous issues with the way they look and hence why he’s always trying to eat away at Steph’s self-confidence by talking about her breast size, her weight, etc. In Batgirl at least he seems to stop doing this as he comes to respect her (maybe even like her! maybe even view her as an ally! I needed so much more of that title ;______;). To be honest I could see him saying other kinds of bigoted things in the same vein (especially since he has been brought up to see everyone else as either inferior or a threat) but it’s probably for the best the writers never went there…
But anyway I can’t believe neither Dick nor Babs gave him the talking to he so clearly needed geez.
RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Although recently I was in Portugal looking at this:
Librarian Fact #205
Librarians experience a profound sense of guilt when asking patrons to pay their fines - unless the patron tries to wriggle out of a single day’s overdue fee, in which cases librarians may become both supremely inflexible and unbearably smug.
It’s never the people with £50 worth of fines to pay who argue, it’s always the ones who have 30p. And no, you not coming in because you didn’t have class that day is not a legitimate reason for me to wipe your fine.
i guess i should log in here once in a while huh
is there Tauriel and Legolas: orc-slaying bros fanart yet
if not why not
if yes give it to me pls
BOASTING TIME YEAH
This was my assigned fic, which I’m really happy with and was really fun to write. I tried to fit in a bunch of different suggestions lost_spook gave while still making it flow well, and I think it worked? Anyway, it has step-sisters bonding and archaeologists upsetting ghosts, good times.
The avenues of time (4,343 words)
Fandom: The Chalet School
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney, Verity-Ann Carey
Summary: In which Mary-Lou Trelawney visits a town in the north of England; makes a surprising new acquaintance; and reminisces about her childhood.
The next two are treats, and while they’re both pretty readable I’m not 100% happy with them - if I’d had more time I would have worked out the ~themes~ a lot more, and I think Abby’s voice could have been a lot stronger. (But you guys should read them anyway.)
What Do the Lonely Do (at Christmas) (2,640 words)
Characters: Stephanie Brown/Dick Grayson
Summary: AU. Bank robberies, gratuitous carol references, stabbings, and maybe even a miracle (or two)? Must be Christmastime in Gotham.
Something Old, Something New (3,780 words)
Fandom: Baby-Sitters Club
Characters: Abby Stevenson/Kristy Thomas, Mallory Pike/Jessi Ramsey, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill
Summary: With old friends back in Stoneybrook for a wedding, it’s the perfect time for Abby to catch up with her former BSC buddies. Or would be, if Kristy didn’t seem to be avoiding her.