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2012-06-13 03:51 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Useful stuff

Useful Posts:
Gender Identity and Sexual/Romantic Orientation 101
My 2012-2013 reading list [started June 7th, 2012]
Why I hate the phrase "what it means to be a man"
Write what you know

Useful Masterlists:
Fanfiction masterlist - LJ / DW / AO3 / FF / Tumblr
Masterlist of aromantic-spectrum-related posts - DW / Tumblr
Masterlist of aro!Sebastian stuff - DW / Tumblr
Current writing projects

Me: 
Tumblr / LiveJournal / Fanfiction.netAroplane.org / Delicious.com [fic recs] / Sebklaine.net / Goodreads

Disclaimer: I do not have a degree in any of these subjects. I am sixteen years old and as a result do not have education in these areas nor do I claim any level of expertise--I am simply exploring my own thoughts on the topic with the aid of information found in books/the internet/what I have observed, and sometimes it will go in the wrong direction; I may over-analyse or state what is obvious to those who have studied these subjects properly. So please bear with me--correct me when I'm wrong, say if my conclusions are completely barmy/obvious/the conclusions of an imbecile, but don't presume that I have a formal grounding in any of this.


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2012-06-16 01:18 pm
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Current writing projects


WHITE STAR (working title)
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THIRTEEN
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STRANGENESS AND CHARM
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2012-06-15 10:04 pm
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Write what you know.

 I was thinking about this phrase earlier today. "Write what you know" -- for ages it was something that my mum would throw back at me whenever I showed her any of my writing. "You don't know what it's like to be a police officer! You don't know what it's like to be a gay boy! [I laugh a little at that one now.] You don't know what it's like to be in a relationship! Why do you keep writing about stuff you don't know anything about? Write what you know!!!!1!!!" are just a small sample of the things she would tell me.

At that point in time, she was my main input when it came to creative works -- she taught me to draw, to sew, to paint, to do calligraphy and to read aloud -- and I didn't understand what she meant when she snapped at me that my stories were never any good because I didn't know what I was writing about. So I just...stopped. I stopped thinking so big, and started writing small stories about things I knew about, such as going on sailing holidays and going to private school. I leapt at the chance to experience anything purely because I thought I would then be ~allowed~ to write about it. But the spark died from my writing and I ended up retreating to reading rather than writing (a decision I don't particularly regret, I have to say, because I read some wonderful books in those years and my understanding of language grew in leaps and bounds).

As I read those books, however, I couldn't help but wonder how any of the great stories were ever written if the writer had to live those experiences first -- how did Shakespeare write Romeo and Juliet -- surely he didn't have a whirlwind three-day romance ending in a double suicide? How did JK Rowling write the Harry Potter books? She was never a teenage boy attending wizarding school. If they hadn't experienced all that they wrote about, then how did they write those books so well? 

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2012-06-14 11:48 am
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Why I hate the phrase 'what it means to be a man'

There are few things that can be filed under my List Of Things That I Have To Throw Into My Giant Cesspit Of Anger To Prevent Myself From Frothing At the Mouth In Frustration And Fury, but one of these things is the idea that there is meaning in the phrase “what it means to be a man”. It’s a phrase that I hear tossed around a lot—in books, on tv, in movies, from my dad, from other people—yet nobody ever has a real concrete idea of what it actually means. That, alone, would be enough to go on my List of Irritating Things That People Need To Think About More And Actually Use Their Noggins For Once, but when added to the fact that there is no such twin phrase as “what it means to be a woman”, it really starts to piss me off even further, because it suggests that being a man is this mystical, cult-like thing that only those born into it can Truly Understand™.  

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2012-06-14 09:08 am
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Upcoming things that I plan to write about

  • Re-designing relationships: building our own relationship models from scratch
  • How fandom actually prepares us for the "real world"
  • Aromantic characters in the media and fiction, and even romantics need them
  • Why platonic relationships are equally as important and intimate as romantic ones
  • Lost in translation: the nuances of particular labels found within communities and how they are lost when communicating them with the outside world
  • Masculinity and Femininity on 'Glee' 
  • Blaine Anderson: the most binary-defying character on 'Glee'?
  • Why I hate the phrase "what it means to be a man" (x)
  • The balance between being true to yourself and making 'passing' easier
  • Reading It Queer (i): Accessibility of normative texts for those with non-normative GRSIs
  • Reading It Queer (ii): Conflicting readings: erasion of homosexuality or presentation of aromanticism/asexuality? 
  • Reading It Queer (iii): Slash shipping and why it's both good and bad
  • Reading It Queer (iv): The future of LGBT+ representation in the media and literature
  • Reading It Queer (v): The importance of 'reading it queer'
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2012-06-07 01:46 pm

Fic: Strangeness and Charm 3/5 (Kurtbastian, NC-17)

Title: Strangeness and Charm
Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Kurt/Sebastian (assorted background pairings)
Rating: NC-17 overall
Warning(s): homophobic bullying and slurs, violence.
Summary: [Hogwarts AU] Kurt Hummel never wanted to be a Slytherin--especially not when it landed him in the same house as Sebastian Smythe.

[one] [two

AN: Thank you so much for all of the feedback! I really appreciate that you took the time to read and comment. :) There will be a brief break before the next chapter because I'm going to be finishing off my other WIP, Thirteen, and then I have a shitload of exams next week, but it should be up by Sunday 17th at the latest. :) 

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2012-06-03 02:41 pm

Fic: Strangeness and Charm 2/5 (Kurtbastian, NC-17)

Title: Strangeness and Charm
Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Kurt/Sebastian (assorted background pairings)
Rating: NC-17 overall
Warning(s): homophobic bullying and slurs, violence in later parts.
Summary: [Hogwarts AU] Kurt Hummel never wanted to be a Slytherin--especially not when it landed him in the same house as Sebastian Smythe.

[one]

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2012-06-03 12:32 pm
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Fic: Welcome Home (Kurt/Blaine, NC-17)

Title: Welcome Home
Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Kurt/Blaine
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~1.3k
Warnings/spoilers: finale what finale?
Summary: Cliché as it sounds, Blaine smells like home to Kurt. (A.k.a. accidental grinding in the middle of an airport and blowjobs in the backseat of a car.)
A/N: Written for Dawn, after she had a bad day. ♥ It's a little late because it got away from me, but I hope you still like it.

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2012-06-01 06:44 pm

Fic: Strangeness and Charm 1/5 (Kurtbastian, NC-17)

Title: Strangeness and Charm
Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Kurt/Sebastian (assorted background pairings)
Rating: NC-17 overall
Warning(s): homophobic bullying and slurs, violence in later parts.
Summary: [Hogwarts AU] Kurt Hummel never wanted to be a Slytherin--especially not when it landed him in the same house as Sebastian Smythe. 

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2012-05-26 05:12 pm
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Ficlet: I couldn't get the boy to kill me (Kurt/Sebastian, NC-17)

Kurt/Sebastian
NC-17
Kurt and Sebastian and their careful, violent dichotomy of a relationship. Full title: "I couldn't get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time" from Richard Siken's poem 'Little Beast'

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2012-02-18 12:33 am
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2012-02-12 01:39 pm
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On the subject of identity and labelling

A lot of people say that labels are limiting and confining, but I find there to be a sense of confirmation and freedom in labels. Finding a label that fits gives me an "aha!" moment--I feel like I'm okay, like there is something to explain this strangeness I'm feeling. It makes me feel better, to know how to describe myself--I can't stand not knowing how to describe something, my identity included. It's not really something that I need to know in order to justify myself to other people, but instead so that I can categorize myself in my head in order to go about my usual business without my identity slopping all over the place waiting to be neatly filed away. 

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2012-02-09 12:49 pm
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fic: playing with ice (quinn/blaine + background kurt/blaine, pg-13)

Quinn/Blaine + background Kurt/Blaine
PG-13
She kisses differently to Kurt.

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2012-02-05 11:13 pm
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writing masterpost

// GLEE FANFIC

All new fic added at the bottom.

That Rift Between Us - Kurt/Blaine + Mrs Anderson, PG
It’s a terribly awkward moment for a mother when she realises that she no longer recognises her own son.

Soccer and Cookies - Blaine/Sam friendship, G
Kid!Blam play soccer in the rain.

Wouldn't Miss It For The World - Blaine/Sam + Kurt/Blaine, PG-13
They’re men now, and Blaine is marrying Kurt and Sam is sitting in his Ohio apartment with unwashed dishes in the sink and a guitar with broken strings sitting dusty in the closet.

You Should Take Your Shirt Off - Quinn/Blaine, NC-17
“I was made an offer I couldn’t resist,” he replied, feeling heat tingle throughout his veins as he took in the sight of her, standing bare-foot in her bedroom with a loose tumble of curls cascading around her shoulders and the curve of her breasts soft beneath her shirt.

Playing With Ice - Quinn/Blaine + background Kurt/Blaine, PG-13
She kisses differently to Kurt.

Thirteen - Kurt/Blaine, R (WIP)
Kurt is sent away to Ealing to stay with his aunt for two weeks. Whilst there he discovers a temperamental clock and a disappearing garden—and a beautiful boy from the 1940s. (AU of "Tom's Midnight Garden" by Philippa Pearce.) 
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

I couldn't get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time - Kurt/Sebastian, NC-17
Kurt and Sebastian and their careful, violent dichotomy of a relationship. (Full title: "I couldn't get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time" from Richard Siken's poem 'Little Beast'.)

Strangeness and Charm - Kurt/Sebastian, NC-17 (WIP)
[Hogwarts AU] Kurt Hummel never wanted to be a Slytherin--especially not when it landed him in the same house as Sebastian Smythe. 
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Welcome Home - Kurt/Blaine, NC-17
Cliché as it sounds, Blaine smells like home to Kurt. (A.k.a. accidental grinding in the middle of an airport and blowjobs in the backseat of a car.)

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2012-02-05 11:12 pm
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fic: you should take your shirt off (Quinn/Blaine, NC-17)

Quinn/Blaine
NC-17
“I was made an offer I couldn’t resist,” he replied, feeling heat tingle throughout his veins as he took in the sight of her, standing bare-foot in her bedroom with a loose tumble of curls cascading around her shoulders and the curve of her breasts soft beneath her shirt.
Notes: I have no clue what Blaine’s sexuality is in this, and I don’t think he does, either. This is pretty much mindless smut, ngl, although I’ve tried to dress it up with pretty words. Also known as the Quaine booty-call fic, in my head. Thanks to all of the Quainers in tinychat who forced me to finish and post this…even whilst scarring me for life. I love you all and I hope this doesn’t suck in a bad way. <3


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2012-02-05 10:12 pm
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ficlets: soccer and cookies & wouldn't miss it for the world (blaine/sam, g-pg)

Soccer and Cookies - Blaine/Sam friendship, G
Kid!Blam play soccer in the rain. 

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Wouldn't Miss It For The World - Blaine/Sam and Kurt/Blaine, PG-13
They’re men now, and Blaine is marrying Kurt and Sam is sitting in his Ohio apartment with unwashed dishes in the sink and a guitar with broken strings sitting dusty in the closet.

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