One of my favourite things about Harry Potter is that Harry is such an unreliable narrator, not because he’s lying, but because he was so oblivious, just about anything could be going on under his nose and he wouldn’t even notice. It’s great because it supports basically every headcanon. Like, no, Harry would not have noticed if Sirius and Remus were dating, I know he’s The Chosen One but he’s about as perceptive as a pile of bricks.
561. A muggleborn taking Muggle Studies and being SO BLOWN AWAY by everything wizards think about muggles that she vows to take over teaching that class and does when she is 22. It turns out to be the best decision she’s ever made because in what other job can you spend all day showing an enraptured crowd how to make toast with a toaster?
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman.— http://adventuresofcomicbookgirl.tumblr.com/post/13913540194/mary-sue-what-are-you-or-why-the-concept-of-sue-is (via twerkinshield)
I need more stories with characters that are blatantly, unapologetically aromantic or asexual. Or anywhere on the aro/ace-spectrums, really.
Not “This character hasn’t shown attraction to anyone so maybe they could be aro or ace.”
Not “These characters aren’t explicitly shown having sex, so for all we know it might be a celibate relationship.”
Not “The author said it in an interview but it isn’t stated in the work itself.”
Not “The work hints at it but doesn’t use the word itself so that heteronormative audiences won’t feel threatened by it.”
Not “The character is actually gay/bi/pan, but I’ll pretend they’re asexual because I don’t want to accept their sexuality.”
Not “I don’t want to ship this character with anybody else so I’ll say they’re asexual/aromantic so I can ignore them.”
Not “We needed a way to show the character was evil / heartless / stoic / aloof / inhuman / alien, so we made the character asexual/aromantic even though that’s a stereotype.”
I need stories where the aro-ness or ace-ness is so clear the audience can’t mistake it for anything else.
I need stories for which I can say “That character is aromantic/asexual!” and not have other people tell me I’m just making it up, or not acknowledging the character’s “real” orientation, or that it’s “just my interpretation.”