idk I sometimes finish sentences with a “~” bc a period seems too hard/almost angry and a blank is too blank
see you later. (secretly pissed)
see you later~ (floating away trailing glitter and fairy dust)
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Nickname: calorine, calee, cal, rinney
Birthday: august 23
Time zone: pacific
What time and date is it there: 7:24am august 30, 2014
Average hours of sleep I get each night: ehhh
OTPs: i gave up on shipping a year ago and i haven’t looked back.
The last thing I Googled was: synonyms for “relinquish”
First word that comes to mind: sleep
What I last said to a family member: “k, bye”
One place that makes me happy and why: the beach because it’s sun and sand and water and what more could you ask for?
How many blankets I sleep under: one
Favourite beverage: hot chocolate or pineapple juice
The last movie I watched in the cinema was: the giver
Three things I can’t live without: pasta, bread, music
Something I plan on learning: how to drive LOL
A piece of advice for all my followers: take as much time as you need. don’t forget about yourself.
You have to listen to this song: classic by mkto
My blog(s): calorineree, aventuresdemaquillage
Ai Weiwei. Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo, 2010. Paint on Neolithic vase (5000–3000 B.C.), 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm). Mary Boone Gallery, New York.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Ever accidentally throw something away and then later realize you actually needed it? Haha i did this with my life
like there’s nothing inherently wrong with headcanoning harry or remus or whoever as gay. but i am deeply suspicious of people who do this and then ship them with draco and sirius respectively, and exclusively.
why? because almost every time, this involves not putting in any effort to invest in ginny and tonks’ characters, yet making every effort to explore draco - a racist bully - or even the marauders, who play second fiddle (in terms of the time spent exploring their youth) to the main story, which more heavily involves luna, tonks, ginny, neville, mcgonagall and the other teachers, etc etc.
i’m just … really, really sick of this trend whereby people will point blank refuse to invest in female characters, elderly characters, canon character of colour (such as kingsley shacklebolt, lavender, dean, and the patil sisters), yet make every effort known to explore characters in canon who are often unlikeable or even just don’t have an enormous amount of material to work with who just so happen to be white men.
obviously harry, remus, sirius, draco & co are very important characters to the narrative, so understandably people relate to and like them for various reasons, yet equally as important are ginny and tonks, whose fanbases are much smaller, and whose output of fanworks is much smaller. i see dozens of posts in a couple of weeks about remus and sirius’ great love, yet maybe one a month about anything to do with tonks.
true, remus’ and sirius’ past may be more tragic and compelling than tonks’, and one could argue the same for draco. yet isn’t tonks’ present just as compelling? a young woman fighting in a war, falling in love with an older man, becoming involved in plots with famous wizarding figures like harry potter and albus dumbledore - that’s the stuff of a 100k fanfic! yet, there are only 1324 works on ao3 tagged ‘nymphadora tonks’, compared to 8414 works tagged ‘remus lupin’. hmm.
it’s a similar situation for ginny. sorting by kudos for ginny/harry fics, i found one fic on the first page that was actually about them as a pairing, not as a past pairing, not in some sort of orgy or threesome, not as the beta pairing. most of the fics tagged ginny/harry were actually about draco/harry. funny how that works. there were also 2046 fics tagged ‘harry potter/ginny weasley’ compared to a staggering 9515 fics tagged ‘draco malfoy/harry potter’.
but it’s not only the disinterest in exploring characters outside the two most popular slash pairings of the fandom that really gets me riled up. it’s the blatant attempts to discredit these characters and label them as abusers and bad people that does that. i’ve read thousands of words worth of meta describing tonks as a dark manipulator, who guilts remus into marrying her in a moment of vulnerability - rather than, you know, a young woman who was suffering greatly herself in attempting to fight a war and find a way to convince the man she loves that he’s worthy of her. again, the same situation arises with ginny. a metric shitton of meta about what an evil temptress she is to harry - how dare she kiss him goodbye when he’s about to leave for what may be his death! how dare she have multiple boyfriends before harry! how dare she have a childhood crush on him! she must be a stalker! it’s garbage, and i see blogger i honestly respect fall into this gross mischaracterization all the time.
i’ve mainly focused on tonks and ginny with this meta because they are the love interests so often relegated to cardboard cutouts in fanworks designed to explore slash pairings. but as i mentioned earlier, similar treatment can be found with other secondary characters, in a subtler yet still harmful way. remus, draco and sirius are all secondary characters - harry, of course, is the main. yet the former receive a great deal of attention from fandom compared to other, similar secondary characters, such as hogwarts students padma and pavarti, dean, seamus, lavender, jordan, angelina, and even luna, a fan favourite; as well as other members of the order and teachers at hogwarts: mcgonagall, kingsley, flitwick, hagrid, etc etc. most of these characters have something in common - they are not white men. the exceptions are seamus, whose potential slash partner dean is black, (this pairing has a tiny 186 fics on ao3), hagrid, who is not conventionally attractive and in universe carries the stigma of being part-giant, and flitwick, again carrying the in universe stigma of being part-goblin (whose appearance is likened to that of people with dwarfism). all of these characters carry a similar standing within the books as secondary or beta characters - admittedly, some with more coverage than others - but all of a similar enough degree of description and ‘screentime’ to be invested in. almost every one is relegated to the background in fanworks.
i know i’m biased towards my faves - tonks and ginny. nevertheless, i don’t believe i’m wrong in saying this fandom has a much deeper bias in favour of white men, in particular of interpreting them strictly as cis, gay, and maintaining their assumed whiteness. to be perfectly honest, i’m tired of it. bring on bisexual ginny! nonbinary luna! mixed race hagrid! queer dean thomas and his openly pansexual bf seamus! aro ace mcgonagall! anything to break up the monotony of gay white cis man after gay white cis man, which, while they may not plague your dashes, certainly plague mine. magicqueers was a good start. but it’s only the beginning.