Fandoms and the occasional cat

Fandoms and the occasional cat

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Anonymous asked: What's the difference between Commentarius and the life and times? xx

thejilyship:

Hmmmm…..

Well, Commentarius is written in first person, the entire narrative is told through Lily’s diary, so you get her side of everything that goes on in her very Com!Lilyish way (super self-depreciating and a bit naive at times AND SUPER IN DEPTH.) There’s much talk of Guam and trading out her friends for pet rocks and it’s more humorous I suppose, than TLAT. The main focus of the story is James and Lily’s relationship. There are a few side plots, but Jily is what’s important. Com!James has a pretty dark side, and his temper is fairly scary and he’s got this certain sense of entitlement about him, but he’s a sweet heart most of the time so you forgive him rather easily (most of the time).

TLAT is a Marauder era story, more so than a Jily story. Lately people have been using that as some sort of criticism, but that’s ridiculous. I mean, of course I want to know how Alice and Frank’s wedding went, and I want to root for Adam and Marlene, I love Reginald Cattermole and that Mary MacDonald is his Mary from the books. I like all the extra stuff that’s put into the story. tlat!Lily is firm in her beliefs, but has a soft spot for her long time friend Severus. She’s a hopeless romantic and only says things if she means them. She’s quite honest and spends a great deal of time taking care of other people’s problems, most likely to avoid her own. tlat!James is a bit more angsty than we usually see James, but he’s great. He’s snarky, sharp and kind of an arsehole in a lovable way. He’s forced to start behaving in his sixth year, which causes him to start smoking, Remus likens him to Bob Dylan at one point, which he takes as a compliment. He’s in love with Lily from the beginning, but (in my opinion) he deals with it much better than com!James. He let’s her do her own thing and he does his own thing, intervening only occasionally to give her a hard time and eventually they become friends and I just really really like their story line. It’s gradual, and natural feeling.

TLAT is my preference, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve read them both a couple of times at least. They’re both fantastically written, so if you don’t like one of them, it’s going to be because the characterization doesn’t match yours or something like that, which isn’t a good reason not to read one if you ask me. If you opt out, you miss out.

This was much too long.

Peace out.

xx

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phemiec:

I’m so impressed by girls who can put together a really cute outfit and do their hair and makeup really nice every single day like if I manage to shower and eat breakfast it’s a damn victory

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“Great! We don’t need relationships to make us happy. Romance and relationships don’t have to go hand-in-hand. You can get romantic about a lot of things. I saw that pumpkin spice lattes were coming back early and I was like [pumps fist] YES!”

Great! We don’t need relationships to make us happy. Romance and relationships don’t have to go hand-in-hand. You can get romantic about a lot of things. I saw that pumpkin spice lattes were coming back early and I was like [pumps fist] YES!”

(Source: gotyourdemons, via jordansparrish)

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I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)

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queer-punk:

WE NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE WHEN LANCE ARMSTRONG GOT CANCER AND LOST A TESTICLE IT WAS ALL ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND HOW INSPIRATIONAL HE WAS BUT WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE GETS A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM GETTING CANCER, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW SHE WON’T BE A SEX SYMBOL ANYMORE AND HOW MEN ARE OFFENDED CAUSE SHE WON’T BE AN OBJECT FOR THEM 

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