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romanticwriterfrom93 · 2 months ago
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Perhaps I am wrong, but after reading Lord M’s biography (The David Cecil one) because he was so passive, he was kind of a submissive type of guy???
I mean, I cannot imagine being described as being that passive and being able to take on Caro, Ms. Norton or The Queen and be in control of those relationships. These ladies were all forces of nature.
Usually loud, bold women (usually assumed dominant) attract quieter, shier men (assumed submissive). At least in my personal experience this seems true, though not always... (yikes). 
Just some of the ways that Cecil described Caro’s and Lord M’s relationship really hit it home for me. For a while, he pretty much would let her get away with anything short of murder because he loved her that much. She was able to convince him to stay with her while his family was pressuring him to lock her up or throw her out of their house. He did neither. Even after the affair she had with Byron (which wasn’t the only affair for any of the parties involved). 
So Lord M was in Caro’s power not the other way around- at least that’s what it seemed like. It seemed especially unusual considering they lived in a time where power was very much skewed in a man’s favor. If he was domineering, he had plenty of times to prove it but he seemed to always do nothing. 
That kind seemed his default reaction whenever anything happened actually, which is decidedly less romantic when you think about it. Like he didn’t seem to do very much politically- in most cases he was telling people not to do things or to wait and they ignored him and did whatever they wanted. That’s probably why he’s not the most famous of England’s PMs. I mean, Victoria introduced him to me. I took an English History class at Uni and they did not mention Lord M at all. But my professor also hated Queen Victoria so I think he might have rushed her reign a bit. :/  
But I digress, this was more reading for researching for my WIP series. Even though it’s AU I still want a lot of the characters to feel like the real figures they are based on. So WIP features a young lovestruck William Lamb, who is probably a bit too sensitive to be a vampire hunter but he is one any way. He is mad about his vampire wife, Lady Caroline Lamb. No doubt, you can already guess who calls the shots in this relationship. Hint: It’s not him. 
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transvoxman · 3 months ago
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*slaps laserblast* you can fit so much toxic masculinity in this guy
#there's so many layers to why laserblast left POINT and especially as to why he left the way he did#1. he didnt respect silverspark at all :(#2. felt like he had to be The Best. jealous of silverspark because he put her on a pedestal and thought of her as The Best and Most Powerful#3. the pressure of being marketed as The 1 Perfect Hero and Face of POINT magnifying all his anxieties about being the best#4. I think he felt like he was better than everyone else at POINT in some ways. especially after he started secretly doing lab research#because then he set a precedent of keeping secrets from his team members. and the more distant he became the more bitter he could get#and the more he could be like 'no one really knows me they just see me as a super idealized hero'#BUT HOW CAN THEY KNOW YOU IF YOU NEVER OPEN UP TO THEM DUMBASS#he was like 'no one understands me. cant believe these losers think researching better powers is evil. >:('#MEANWHILE CAROL IS SO HYPE TO BE DATING LASERBLAST! AND HE DOESN'T EVEN CARE!!#he doesn't respect her as a person because he sees her as just another fan first of all#and also because she is so optimistic and cheerful and laserblast is SUCH an edgy boy whos like 'tch. optimism is naive. the world sucks'#and laserblast is so caught up in how unhappy he is with his facade as the Most Idealized Hero Ever that he doesnt stop to really think.#to really Think about the fact that his teammates are real fucking people who genuinely believe in what they're doing.#for them it ISNT a facade! but laserblast just keeps projecting his issues onto other people#and he keeps thinking that everyone has ulterior motives and arent as happy and positive as they seem. again because of projecting#but at the same time he's so deep in his Hero Persona that he doesn't know how to stop at this point. he thinks he'll be laserblast forever#and even though he THINKS that faking his own death was because he 'discovered laserblast doesnt respect him'#it was obviously the build up of SO MUCH RESENTMENT and feeling really trapped and being too much of a coward to admit it to anyone#and on top of EVERYTHING ELSE the absolutely wild levels of toxic masculinity that made him SO INCREDIBLY NOT SELF AWARE#'feelings? never heard of them. I'm doing just fine as laserblast and I'm in such deep denial that I've tricked myself into believing it'#and since carol was the one he pretended to open up to and thus the one who thought she actually knew him#and since she was the closest to him#she became the one he resented the most. she became a representation of everything he hated about being in POINT in his head#which is SO UNFAIR TO HER#and laserblast didnt even REALIZE he felt all of this about POINT and about her#the only thing he let himself acknowledge was that he thought POINT was really stupid for thinking it was evil to research better powers#honestly. at surface level he probably thought there was something wrong with HIM for not being happy at POINT#and if he just got powerful enough to feel equal to everyone else especially silverspark then he thought he would finally feel fine#after all. EVERYONE wants to be laserblast
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adhd-loki · 3 months ago
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The theme of hyperfixation Sunday is once again the ways different languages (and vastly different structures for certain language groups) affect the cues for things like sarcasm, jokes, formality/familiarity level, etc and how that changes the experiences of autistic people and similar neurodivergencences. I've heard it talked about in the context of like eye contact as a measure of politeness and stuff but does anyone else feel like social situations are way easier in certain languages/countries bc the language is so much more specific in how you express tone or familiarity. English is so fucking vague like you can be sarcastic even without changing your tone of voice and people are just supposed to sense it based on ~context~ that's so much!!
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drunk-poets-society · a year ago
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man ww2 was so wild, sometimes it was just whatever. some wild shit just goes down and you’re just like “well this might as well happen” 
SO
i was researching about how life was for allied aircrew in German POW camps and somehow ended up in Ireland where a very peculiar story was enfolding. 
i also found out that American volunteers for Britain during ww2, before the USA officially joined the war, were stripped of their US citizenship. wild time.
so 23 y/o Roland Wolfe was a part of the No.133 “Eagle” Squadron of the RAF, which was completely comprised of Americans. 
he crashed his Spitfire in a peat bog. he had to ditch the plane because the engine overheated and failed. he deployed his chute and landed half a mile away from his plane, in the bog. 
when he was found by authorities it was realised what a strange situation he was in. He had flown in from Northern Ireland to the South, which had declared itself neutral, and had decided that any servicemen who ended up here (however the fuck) would be detained for the duration of the war. so he found that he was going 175 miles south to Curragh camp instead of the13 miles back to RAF Eglinton.
in the camp were 40 other RAF pilots and crew who accidentally stumbled into neutral territory. they all were, in essence, Prisoners Of War. what a terrifying thing to be, in the 1940s, am i right? well yes, for the most part.
to quote from the article i was reading, “It was an odd existence. The guards had blank rounds in their rifles, visitors were permitted (one officer shipped his wife over), and the internees were allowed to come and go. Fishing excursions, fox hunting, golf and trips to the pub in the town of Naas helped pass the time.” what a wild time. what the fuck even is going on. 
BUT 
the strangest part of this was how close they were to the German POWs. all those dudes from destroyed U-boats and crashed Luftwaffe crew. they were all there. they played football together. the Germans and the allied guys. they did not like each other. they went to different bars. they were all just doing whatever. what the fuck. sounds like a fun time. not your average horrifying POW camp experience.
it gets wilder.
so our guy, Roland, decided that he’d had enough. the train ride back to base was a few hours. mans just straight up walked out of the camp, went to a restaurant, had a meal, didn’t pay for it and just. went to Dublin and caught the train the next day to Belfast. and nobody said shit. nobody gave a shit. what the fuck. and just like that he was back at RAF Eglinton two weeks after his crash.
BUT 
then Britain decided that it would not be very cash money of them to upset a neutral nation and sent him right back. and he didn’t even mind ! he was just like “ah, ok. that place wasn’t so bad. plus i get to go hunting with the boyz again” 
he tried to escape again, but was captured, but when the USofA officially joined the war, The Curragh closed, the prisoners were released and Wolfe became a member of the USAAF. he then went on to serve in Korea and even Vietnam. mans loved flying so much. then died in 1994. what a chaotic life to live. 
so yeah. the second world war was wild. 
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fangirlandiknowit101 · an hour ago
Fanfic writer ask game: 16, 23, 35, 43 👀👀👀
16. Do you research for your fics? If so, how deep of a rabbit hole have you gone down by accident when researching?
I actually hate doing research...... but sometimes you gotta. Figure skating research is kinda fun but trying to find obscure Naruto facts on Narutopedia is the worst. How am I supposed to remember what happened in canon? That's too much to ask. But usually I don't write fics where I need to to research, just to avoid it lmao. I'm easily distracted but also very impatient so when I do research for fics I tend to stick to what I need, possibly I'm damaged from law school research style. But every time I go on Narutpedia I find out stuff I don't want to know, like being reminded of the fact that for some people canon didn't end after 699.
23. What’s your absolute favorite trope to write?
Hmm. Does slow burn count lol. Idk I like get-together fics with lots of yearning and tension haha, my favorite tropes to read are like, fake dating, arranged marriage and sports aus but when it comes to writing it's more about what I can do with the characters in the setting than any super specific trope, so I tend to go for simpler plots as a basis nowadays where I can focus on the relationship part. Depends on the fandom too. But best friends to lovers is a good one! Usually when I think of a new fic, I start with the characters and what I want them to go through and then I build the plot around that. But when I'm just imagining things as a daydream I might pick a trope and stick the characters in, sometimes I switch ship three times over the course of that kind of story because the characters have to fit the story and not the other way around.
35. How much has writing fic changed your life?
Oh, a lot. Met so many people through writing that I wouldn't have met otherwise. Also, I loved writing before I discovered fanfiction, but I wasn't really doing anything with it. Writing fic was the perfect way to channel my creative side. As well as feeding my constant urge to share the stupidest ideas I can think of (and then accidentally turn them serious).
43. Talk about a positive experience with fanfiction or the fanfiction community that you will always remember.
I think most of my experience has been positive, but my memory is crap so I can't think of anything specific. Sometimes I really miss the Naruto days before the ending hit us, because it was just fun and simple and fandom in itself was easier to navigate. Everyone was just so nice, and then we all kind of struggled after the ending. I don't think I'm as active in the fanfic community nowadays, although I'm getting better here on tumblr. There were a couple of years where I had lots of free time and could just write without worrying (much at least) about quality or all this anti stuff that's going on now. It's not bad now or anything, I'm having lots of fun, but I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about the past haha! Back then we all called Sasuke 'the raven' and used words like pinkette and it's interesting to think sometimes how quickly things can go from established standard to looking at your own writing and going "oh god i can't believe i wrote like that" lol. So many of my favorite fics back then would be called super problematic by certain people now... but nowadays I just want to read about adults barely keeping their shit together and falling in love with someone despite their supposedly good judgement :3
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the-tharns-speak · 2 hours ago
Hello, lord Tharn! How are you?
I was wondering if there are any crazy or funny conspiracy theories going around Cyrodiil or Tamriel. Old, classic ones or perhaps new, due to recent events?
I hope you are doing well, by the way. Take good care :)
This has been sitting in my askbox for quite some time. I’d apologize for the delay, Times, but it is because of research, so you have to be understanding. Conspiracy theories have never been anything I was overly interested in, as I was usually too busy with the actual conspiracies.
Anyway, I’ve had a look. One of the most popular conspiracy theories in Tamriel is that the Argonians have a secret underground kingdom, deeper than the Blackreach apparently, from where they control every government to their interests. It doesn’t make much sense, but it is very popular.
Another one is that there are actually no moons in the sky, and instead they are another holes, much like our sun, which temporarily close and open, and that is the cause of all necromancy. These holes are supposedly Khajiiti of origin, so artificially made. The conspiracies are quite racist, aren’t they?
My favourite by far, now that I had learned of it, is that there has never been any Aldmeris, but simply due to the shape of the world and poor navigatorship of the Aldmers, the elves simply went on a cruise around Tamriel and settled on the opposite side of the continent. It also doesn’t make much sense, but it is a hilarious thought to entertain.
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