Anastasia Steele: master of technical terms.
No, but seriously. Was “joystick” beyond you?
Game of Thrones according to my dashboard.
(I honestly don’t watch this show so I’m sorry if It’s really wrong).
I made a thing.
Hello, ladies and gentleman. I’m here introducing a new section of Das Sporking – Writers Against Clichés (WAC for short). This has been approved by Das Mervin, so no worries there.
Das_sporking’s new exploration of bad writing clichés opens with a big one, and one we’ve probably all seen more times than we’d like. There are really two parts to this. The first is the unfortunate tendency of writers to use abuse as an “Instant Characterisation” button or else (hi, Abuse Cycle and The Last War, among others) an excuse to break up a ship they don’t like in fanfic. The second is what the title refers to: the idea that physical abuse (and the most extreme version of it, at that) is the only “real” kind of abuse and other forms of abuse are only bad insofar as they lead to it. See the aforementioned, as well as stuff like A Sad Story: a trollfic, but still representative of the trend.
The article also serves as a writing prompt, so hopefully we’ll be seeing some good fics from the das_sporking crew that challenge these assumptions.
“I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!”
Wow, right-wing anti-socialized-medicine propaganda has even made it into romance novels.
I choked on my water.
la-la is the only one who notices wow
Fun fact: Humans are deuterostomes, which means that when they develop in the womb the anus forms before any other opening. Which basically means at one point you were nothing but an asshole.
some people never develop beyond this stage
If Martin had written a Tyrion-Sansa sex scene…this how I imagined it would have turned out.