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Things About Writing A Novel I Never Considered Until I Had To Write One:

  • how do you say the words “i’m writing a novel” without crying or making people want to punch you in the face??
  • what happens if you decide not to use a character who was previously in the story?? will they be okay??? did i hurt their feelings????
  • is imagining all the fic you could write about your characters weird??? i think it’s weird. oh god
  • does colour coding your notebook and buying really nice paperclips count as work?????? why not??????????
  • are cute AU fic tropes cute when they’re not in AU fic or should i just boil my head in a vat of acid now rather than later?????
  • i keep forgetting where furniture is :(


OH, MICKEY! — a mix for mickey milkovich, the dirtiest white boy in america — [LISTEN]

guess what we’ve been doin’, daddy? we’ve been fucking! and i take it — he gives it to me good, and hard, and i fucking like it!



“Mickey Milkovich (rivetingly played by Noel Fisher) first made his mark in an unexpected Season 1 sexual encounter with teenage Gallagher son Ian (Cameron Monaghan). Ian, established as gay early in the series, receives tacit support from the handful of family members and friends to whom he comes out. Mickey, by contrast, is a profoundly closeted neighborhood thug: a belligerent, grubby kid with the words “FUCK U-UP” tattooed on his knuckles … who also happens to be an exuberant bottom. However, instead of writing off this hook-up as another one-time moment of comedic outrageousness, Shameless has made Mickey’s arc a surprisingly sensitive one, examining the impact of poverty and family violence on the character’s life.

Mickey has been raised in a household ruled by terror. The Milkovich brood is overseen by tyrannical father Terry, who is often out of sight (thanks to frequent incarceration), but never far out of mind. Mickey’s appearance is disheveled: at times visibly dirty. His speech is littered with wisecracks and put-downs. He’s cagey and mean and picks fights. All of these at-once repugnant qualities are undercut by viewers’ slow, sobering realization: This is how an abused child survives. Because, as we discover in both subtle clues and scenes of explicit brutality, Terry’s hairpin trigger rage is calibrated to fire at any mention of homosexuality.

[…] In tiny increments since his first encounter with Ian, and at clear risk to his own safety, Mickey has pushed himself further and further past his fear. We are reminded of the time Mickey, returning from a stint in juvenile detention, greeted Ian with a deceptively terse, “Missed ya.” Of Mickey and Ian’s first kiss, hurried and nervous, long after they began meeting for sex. Of the futile, single-word plea – “Don’t” – when Ian told him he was enlisting in the Army. Of Mickey’s hesitant response to a stranger who asked, of his relationship with Ian, “Did you guys just meet last night, or are you together?”

Finally, after a pause: “Together.”

This, all of this, is what coming out looks like. And this is what Mickey Milkovich’s relevance truly hinges on: not only an acknowledgment of the suffering and self-denial that is still a reality in the lives of many LGBTQ people; but the validation that coming out is not irrelevant or passé or an all-or-nothing game. No matter how small and unwhole these acts of disclosure may seem, they are still brave.” — Showtime’s Shameless has changed TV’s “coming out” scripts and led audiences through a winding, protracted, and ultimately triumphant coming out story from one of the most subversive queer characters on television.



punkdraco:

Scorpius Malfoy - Having inherited his mother’s assertiveness and his father’s sweet tooth, by the 7th year of Hogwarts Scorpius has almost finished his first book: “Sprinkles of Magic: Baking with Scorpius”. The hardest part was avoiding the word “eating”, as to not remind the readers of his father’s and grandfather’s unfortunate affiliation. “Baking is like Potions,” young Malfoy commented at the latest meeting of the Slug Club. “Only the ingredients smell way better. No offence, Professor.”

punkdraco:

Scorpius Malfoy - Having inherited his mother’s assertiveness and his father’s sweet tooth, by the 7th year of Hogwarts Scorpius has almost finished his first book: “Sprinkles of Magic: Baking with Scorpius”. The hardest part was avoiding the word “eating”, as to not remind the readers of his father’s and grandfather’s unfortunate affiliation. “Baking is like Potions,” young Malfoy commented at the latest meeting of the Slug Club. “Only the ingredients smell way better. No offence, Professor.”




Title: Sleep Forever
Artist: Portugal. The Man
Album: In the Mountain in the Cloud
Plays: 1256

artsyafrodite:

As my world it hides behind
The words only your wars define
They read a lot like news
But I fear it more than you
I fear it more than you…