schizoauthoress: (Mi Na--Heart and Soul)
I notice that there’s a lot of late nineties, early aughts material that liked to crib from LGBT experiences / personal narratives.

What springs to mind at the moment is X-Men 2, and the scene in the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Joyce has found out Buffy is the Slayer.

“Have you ever tried… not being a mutant?”

“Honey, are you sure you’re a vampire slayer? …I– I mean have you tried not being a Slayer?”

Bobby’s mother saying “This is all my fault.”

Buffy and Joyce fighting, culminating in Joyce’s ultimatum: “If you walk out of this house, don’t even think about coming back”

None of these parents wanting to accept these children of theirs who turned out ‘not normal’. Denying it, bargaining for it not to be true, getting angry, throwing their children out (though yeah, Joyce does take her daughter back after Buffy runs away and is gone all summer).

This observation is not new or unique. I missed it when I was first watching BtVS in reruns, but I squirmed in the theater during the scene at Bobby’s house. I don’t like it. I don’t like the way it feels, hearing “mutant” in the place of transgender or lesbian or bisexual or gay or whatever else about us is unchangeable that our stupid fucking parents wanted us to change.

Yeah, I love the X-Men. Mystique’s powers are my favorite (for obvious reasons, I should think). The line just rubs me the wrong way. I think because it was laughed at, and I felt laughed at.

Not sure where I’m going with this. I just… have feelings to process right now, and this is an attempt.

[[Note: Tumblr is where I've been for a while now, but I want to break away from it eventually. And clean up this journal, because I screwed up on importing from LJ.]]
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"Look At What I Used to Post, Man this is Weird..."

Back when I had a paid account, I would track all my threads where I prompted someone to write. I decided to cross-post them here -- lots of these are more than a year old and with Delicious on the fritz I don't know if anybody is going to see them. Mostly from [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic, though a few lead to personal journals and small fests.

DC COMICS UNIVERSE

BATFAMILY
General Batfamily )


Batgirls and Robins )


Bruce Wayne: general and any pairings )


Dick Grayson: general )


Jason Todd: general, any non-Dick pairing )


Dick/Jason )


Any Prompts Featuring Tim Drake )


Steph/Damian )


Cassandra Cain: general and Cass/Jason )


Damian Wayne )


ARROW CLAN
Any Prompts Featuring the Arrow Clan )


WONDER WOMAN AND FRIENDS
Wonder Woman: general and pairings )


Vanessa 'Nessie' Kapatelis: general and any pairings )


SUPERFAMILY/HOUSE OF EL
Prompts with Kryptonians )


TEEN TITANS
Teen Titans Prompts )


CROSSOVERS
DCU/Any Crossovers )

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OTHER FANDOMS

JEM
Jem )


DARIA
Daria )


FIREFLY
Firefly )


ANY
Prompts: Any Fandom OR Any Fandom but Supernatural )


RARE FANDOMS (or ones that I just prompted once, so far)
A Wrinkle in Time, Dr. Katherine Murray & Meg Murray, Physical beauty doesn't earn love, my girl.

Breakfast Club, Bender (/ or &) Brian, Principal Vernon, Bender is not alone at the next seven Saturday detentions

Labyrinth, Jareth, when the wishers with regrets take his challenge, he must appear as they expect him to be -- when they are gone, he's someone different.

Planet Terror, El Wray/Cherry Darling (& Sheriff Hague), the Missing Reel (the love scene and maybe how the Sheriff finds out El Wray is El Wray.)
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"Look At What I Used to Post, Man this is Weird..."

Back when I had a paid account, I would track all my threads where I prompted someone to write. I decided to cross-post them here -- lots of these are more than a year old and with Delicious on the fritz I don't know if anybody is going to see them. Mostly from [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic, though a few lead to personal journals and small fests.

DC COMICS UNIVERSE

BATFAMILY
General Batfamily )


Batgirls and Robins )


Bruce Wayne: general and any pairings )


Dick Grayson: general )


Jason Todd: general, any non-Dick pairing )


Dick/Jason )


Any Prompts Featuring Tim Drake )


Steph/Damian )


Cassandra Cain: general and Cass/Jason )


Damian Wayne )


ARROW CLAN
Any Prompts Featuring the Arrow Clan )


WONDER WOMAN AND FRIENDS
Wonder Woman: general and pairings )


Vanessa 'Nessie' Kapatelis: general and any pairings )


SUPERFAMILY/HOUSE OF EL
Prompts with Kryptonians )


TEEN TITANS
Teen Titans Prompts )


CROSSOVERS
DCU/Any Crossovers )

=================
OTHER FANDOMS

JEM
Jem )


DARIA
Daria )


FIREFLY
Firefly )


ANY
Prompts: Any Fandom OR Any Fandom but Supernatural )


RARE FANDOMS (or ones that I just prompted once, so far)
A Wrinkle in Time, Dr. Katherine Murray & Meg Murray, Physical beauty doesn't earn love, my girl.

Breakfast Club, Bender (/ or &) Brian, Principal Vernon, Bender is not alone at the next seven Saturday detentions

Labyrinth, Jareth, when the wishers with regrets take his challenge, he must appear as they expect him to be -- when they are gone, he's someone different.

Planet Terror, El Wray/Cherry Darling (& Sheriff Hague), the Missing Reel (the love scene and maybe how the Sheriff finds out El Wray is El Wray.)
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schizoauthoress: (Phasers Set to Fabulous)
...dress up in costume to go see "Star Trek" tomorrow. I don't know if I could find red or blue stretch velour and a pattern in time, though. (I definitely wouldn't be able to find that avocado/gold color of fabric.) So I am hand-stitching an Enterprise patch on some scrap interfacing. I don't know if I want the science insignia or the Nurse Chapel insignia (which is basically the science with a red cross stitched on it). I know I don't want the command (as seen on Kirk and Sulu) and I can't decipher the engineering one.

I'd probably fuck up the stitching on the cross. The black border stitching looks good, and I don't want to completely ruin what is starting out as a good thing. In any case, I have to get some gold metallic (or at least yellow) thread at JoAnn, and perhaps I can price the fabric and a sewing machine. (I've been dreaming about getting one for a while now.) I will probably just pin the insignia to my shirt for now -- it's rather small and unobtrusive anyway. Just a practice run, really. I will be sure to show it off when I am done.
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...dress up in costume to go see "Star Trek" tomorrow. I don't know if I could find red or blue stretch velour and a pattern in time, though. (I definitely wouldn't be able to find that avocado/gold color of fabric.) So I am hand-stitching an Enterprise patch on some scrap interfacing. I don't know if I want the science insignia or the Nurse Chapel insignia (which is basically the science with a red cross stitched on it). I know I don't want the command (as seen on Kirk and Sulu) and I can't decipher the engineering one.

I'd probably fuck up the stitching on the cross. The black border stitching looks good, and I don't want to completely ruin what is starting out as a good thing. In any case, I have to get some gold metallic (or at least yellow) thread at JoAnn, and perhaps I can price the fabric and a sewing machine. (I've been dreaming about getting one for a while now.) I will probably just pin the insignia to my shirt for now -- it's rather small and unobtrusive anyway. Just a practice run, really. I will be sure to show it off when I am done.

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