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And don’t worry, there’s more of us than you’d think! :3
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Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
- The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
- The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
- Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
- Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Gypsy Boy, Mikey Walsh
- Uglies, Scott Westerfield
- A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond
- The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I have not heard the acid shirt story dO TELL
YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE ACID SHIRT STORY??
it’s summer 2010, I’m at a summer camp for science nerds at my state college, and this is where I meet zrayak, right? I also meet guy-who-was-my-boyfriend-at-camp-for-two-weeks (hereafter referred to as “Fluffy”), social darwinist libertarian (hereafter referred to as “Fedora”) and all four of us are in lab together.
now, three weeks in, we start doing labs in another building. I am sick of Fluffy being my lab partner, so I do a little pysch switch. I sit specifically so that if they assign lab partners from right to left, Fluffy will get assigned to Fedora and I get zrayak, yay!
so we have to make a lipid monolayer. you make lipid monolayers by pouring a liquid into a beaker and then you put this fine powder on top (I honestly can’t remember how the fuck it goes, zrayak would know) and THEN (this is the important part) you use a capillary tube to transfer a strong acid to the beaker
you use a capillary tube like a straw: you cover the top with your finger and the vacuum carries the acid. it’s easier than a pipette because you don’t get remnants of acid in the little bubble.
I had never used a capillary tube before, and it turns out that you can’t tilt them sideways because then they spray their contents everywhere all over the place like a goddamn fountain of acid
which it did
at zrayak’s prince edward island potato museum shirt
and of course I freaked out because here’s this guy who I like and I just got acid all over him and he’s gonna DIE because ACID and he’s laughing his ass off and I’m like running to get him a paper towel or a chemical shower or something I dunno ACID IS SCARY and he’s teasing me about how I’m clumsy and I’m like YOUR ARM IS GONNA FALL OFF BECAUSE ACID and he’s just not freaking out at all because he’s the chillest and yeah
he wrote a poem about it actually
zrayak can probably elaborate on it more when he wakes up because all I remember is FREAKING OUT BECAUSE ACID
Weird, I thought I’d answered this. Oh well, better late than never.
1 - Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
After hurt/comfort? Probably really quiet emotions between people who aren’t good at talking.
2 - Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
BDSM-verse. I want to write it correctly, and not as a bastardized Alpha/Omega dynamic fic with no concept of how BDSM works.
3 - Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
Oh, lots. One of them is rape recovery. Allusions to rape? Fine, if they make sense. Threatening rape? Certainly. I even, once, in the mists of time, wrote a noncon fic for a kink meme. But there’s this very specific trope that goes like this: chapter 1, X gets raped; multiple chapters are devoted to Y fixing them with sex; last chapter X is fine. And I just can’t write that. Or read it, honestly. I just can’t.
29 - If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
I actually do this already! I wrote a prequel to “The Goat’s Back” by arsenicjade, I wrote a midquel for rufeepeach's “a hundred years or more,” and I wrote a homage to nillys-issue's fic at one point. But, hmmm, one I haven't done yet? Huh. I don't know.
My thing with writing extensions is that it has to strike a certain cord with me. I have to find a specific kind of opening that works in-story. Like, I adore cyprith's Modern Magic AU, but I wouldn't something for it because it isn't finished itself and it's not the right thing to jump off of. I could jump off of “hundred years” because there was just this tiny narrative gap that I could fill that pushed a button of things I like.
I write fanfic-of-fanfic when I find something I can do that with. At the moment, I don’t have one.
gryffindor: I want to learn things that make me stronger and let me protect people
ravenclaw: I want to learn things because learning is fun and exciting
hufflepuff: I want to learn things that are practical and can help people
slytherin: I want to learn things so that I can be ahead of everyone else
do you ever walk into a room and realize someone you hate is there and it’s like finding out the bathroom doesn’t have any toilet paper after you’ve already peed