So in a post today mostly unrelated to what I want to talk about, John Green stated, “It’s not okay to ship real people and other real people.” I respect John Green in all ways, but I disagree 100% with this statement, and I want to clear up why Real Person Fiction is not actually wrong.
The first important issue to cover is that RPF is not tinhatting is not harassment. If you ship something, you like to think about it, write about it, draw it, joke about it, talk about it with your friends, and it makes you happy in your own little corner of the world. This is okay. Tinhatting is when you believe your ship is really happening in real life and the Powers That Be are hiding it from you. This is also okay, until it becomes harassment, which is when you throw your ship into the involved people’s faces repeatedly in spite of requests to stop and you say nasty stuff about their girlfriends to them and generally make everybody unhappy. This is never okay.
But that’s not what shipping is, and that’s not what RPF is. The first point I want to make here is that RPF is not actually about real people.
Urgh, I knew I got that vibe from John Green…
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
My entire educational experience summed up in one sentence.
educational fanfic experience summed up in one sentence.
Do you ever just read over your old fic and think, “What part of me wrote that and how can I make it do it again?”
in case you needed more proof that fandom is sexist, searches of the tags fellatio, blowjob, blowjobs, blow job, and blow jobs on ao3 turn up a total of 4835 results
cunnilingus turns up 750
There are lots of directions I could go here. A post about feminism! A joke about having 750 stories to read! A comment about how I don’t tag that sort of thing! A promise to increase that number! A post about how I can’t choose so I will just list the possibilities and use exclamation points! Yes, that last one is a winner!
I actually kind of wish people would tag for blowjobs? Because it bothers me to read fic where blowjobs are necessary par for the course.
Of course, most of the reason why blowjob fics outnumber cunnilingus fics is because of fandom’s general obsession with m/m slash, which… yeah. Not even gonna go there. *sigh*
Now all I can think about is Anderson and Ayman having a lightsaber duel with their glowing-condom-clad dicks.