Look y’all, I’m not in Teen Wolf fandom anymore, I cop to that. BUT THIS is a total shit show.
Fandom belongs to FANS and should not EVER be on a website that the powers that be create for their own purposes or in the control of a corporate sponsor (.mtv is not cute). Placing work on the website, ADMITTING to the desire to move fandom into an area where they have more control and removing the interaction fans have with each other to a space in which 1. you don’t hold the rights to your work and standards are set not by the community but the powers that be and 2. you’re removed from the traditions of fanspace is totally gross and inappropriate on their part. They aren’t the first ones to try this bullshit either, they’re just cloaking it in different words.
Please don’t fall for this and if you DO and are curious about it please carefully read the TOS for the site you are signing up for and learn about how they can and will use your content for profit in the future. Protect yourself, protect your community. Ultimately, it’s your choice but it should always be YOUR choice and YOUR experience and YOUR fandom. Bringing it out of the realm of fans, where you didn’t create the website, you didn’t make the rules, you can’t do whatever the fuck you want, is not okay. It’s not what fandom is about. Teen Wolf PTB aren’t PART of fandom. You are.
This subscriber feature on AO3 is so weird because you know some people follow you but you can’t (not that know of) really tell who’s following you and why? Considering that everything I post get just a few likes and no reviews with positive/negative points, I don’t even know if I’m writing for the fandom I have a mute) audience?
Why do you read my stuff? Is it Sterek you want? Maybe you’re a Flones (or Pudd) shipper? You could be a Ziam/Larry person too, but I guess I’ll never know?
Okay, my issue with this "Zayn knows all about periods" thing, is the fact that, yeah, he should. Don't all men? I don't like the fact that people think that means he's a loving boyfriend just because he knows what periods are? I don't understand why she felt the need to comment on that when I feel like that should just be expected? It kind of just adds fuel to the "periods are a taboo topic despite the fact that around half of the population experiences them" fire. I think a lot of people (c)
(c) are focusing on the wrong thing when they say things like “ew Perrie, we don’t need to know about your bodily functions!”, because I feel like the fact that there would be any doubt as to whether he knows about her period is the bigger issue. Tbh.
Yeah, I have no doubts that he knows about periods. Three sisters kind of guarantee it, and it definitely has nothing to do with Perrie. But the fact that she thinks telling stuff about periods and farting validates her relationship and is something that needs to be told in interviews… no, just no.
Edit: To her defense it must be said, that the interviewer asks about their opinion about talking about periods with boyfriends, but honestly, their manager should have axed that question.
There’s actually so many things wrong in that particular interview, that I’m aghast. The biggest problem of course is that LM are so inexperienced that they don’t understand how stupid it is that the whole interview is about them and the opposite sex. If they were men, I’d guarantee that talk would be more about something other than attracting women. Even with 1D’s ‘hide the gay’ agenda, their actual interviews are far more substantial.
Jesy says stuff like:
"I don’t think a girl ever feels completely comfortable without make-up on in front of a boy."
You just kind of roundabout way made yourself inferior there compared to men, Jesy. What the fuck?
"I think one key thing is to always make sure the boy loves you more than you love them - then you’ll never end up getting as hurt. And always keep them on their toes."
Sweetie, if you think that’s love, you’re so far off, it ain’t even funny.
Then we have Leigh-Anne:
"You have to treat boys like children. No offence, but you do."
I give up. They’re hopeless.