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Ty fucking hated the flashy blue lights.
- Cut & Run (Kindle Locations 135-136).
“I love the flashy blue lights,” he told Zane almost gleefully.
- Cut & Run (Kindle Locations 1877-1878).
Zane looked over at him significantly. “An example of what not to do. How not to behave. Who not to be. To show others what happens when you fuck up royally. I’m sure you’re familiar with the feeling.”
- Cut & Run (Kindle Locations 1471-1473).
Sigh. This is such a deeply human thing. Using examples to motivate people to be better. Or making someone else the enemy. It triggers a sense of tribalism in people. Uniting against, which is great for the people, but terrible for the person if they don’t deserve it.
Now whether Zane was being paranoid or speaking from experience, that is not as obvious. Zane felt an example should have been made of him, but was relieved and thankful he was given a second chance. Something he did not want to fuck up. But, in my opinion, the style at which he made sure he kept on that straight and narrow left much to be desired.
The whole sending prompts to random fic writers in the fandom thing has been taking off quite well in recent months, but I wanted to throw a question (or maybe regular questions) out to minions in general to see the different answers we all might have to random prompts and ideas. Sound good? Cool.
Answer with a fic, random rambling, meta thoughts or whatever. Or just tag rambling on a reblog. Anyone can answer I’m curious about all your thoughts so even if you see someone else has already answered or you weren’t one of the five people I can tag on this post with, I still want to know what you think. (Because I’m curious and procrastinating and maybe had too much caffeine already this morning.)
How do you guys think Sidewinder’s habit of sending Ty ridiculous t-shirts started?
Given Ty’s love/hate relationship with puns, I assume pun-master Nick discovered quickly that Ty is not a connoisseur, yet he enjoyed rattling Ty with them. When Sidewinder was formed, Nick quickly divulged his recon on Ty and set up an ambush with the others to pun Ty into submission. The task united the team together on a common goal. Well. Almost all the team, but Ty is a good sport.
How that shifted into t-shirts, I assume that they teased him so much that they related puns to him. I see Kelly (or Owen) wandering an airport, waiting to return after leave, and finding a pun t-shirt in a crappy airport shop. He hopped back with one as a torture gift for Ty, and since Ty couldn’t refuse, they all enjoyed the pun Ty wore. After that, they all wanted to continue to torture him, so they often troll around looking for the shirts that inspire. It became a habit, and Ty ends up with a ton of pun t-shirt love which he secretly found dear.
It was one of the last links to their time together that no one wanted to sever.
I’ve been too offended to add anything to this discussion, but arver7 summed up my thoughts nicely.
Though I would like to add that the initial response to Ty & Zane being submitted to your blog made it seem like you wanted all of the characters, especially those you have admitted to not caring to read or learn more about, to pass a blanket “are they bisexual enough?" test which I find particularly offensive.
Yes, the characters do agree with people who call them gay because sometimes it just makes conversations easier and I think that’s realistic, but it’s a known fact in the fandom and to anyone who has read the books (or even the blurbs as Arver mentioned) that they’re both bisexual. But you take an ask from a random mistaken fan who said that they were gay (they’re really, really not) who decided to speak for the fandom and the author and suddenly these 100% canonically bisexual characters need to pass some kind of test for you? No, I’m not interested in submitting character profiles to your blog. Not after seeing the way this was done.
I get it. I understand that you want to make sure your blog doesn’t misrepresent any character’s sexuality, but you could have even gone to the publisher’s website for Riptide Publishing, clicked on one of the books and seen that they were listed under the gay, bisexual / pansexual tag. Research or caring or simply respect. Any of those things could have made a better impression.
Excuse me? Bisexual enough? Bisexual enough? I suggest you take a bit of your own advice and do a bit more research about my blog before you say I’m requiring folks prove characters are “bisexual enough.”
Captain Mal Reynolds is on the blog because of a single throw-away line he made in one episode of Firefly. Luke from The Walking Dead video game is basically on this blog because the game never explicitly said he wasn’t bisexual, so screw it…I’m saying his is. Rachel from Imagine Me & You is in here because nowhere does she say she’s a lesbian or suggest her love for Heck wasn’t genuine.
Bisexual enough? Pish posh.
I’m treating bisexuality/pansexuality as the default. I’m just also making sure I don’t erase gay and lesbian character’s identities.
Also, I love how apparently saying, “hey I don’t know anything about this book but this is what I heard. Could you all tell me more about it,” is apparently disrespectful. For goodness sake.
To My Followers: Alrighty, now I really am disengaging from this and I’m doing so by walking away from my computer for much of the rest of the day.
I am sorry to hear you are walking away from this “conversation” that you keep tagging these posts with after you got your feelings hurt.
I am sorry you can’t understand why we would be upset that you did not get one of the main characters’ names correct. You got the Z, so I am sure you thought you should get points for that.
I am sorry you think we need to spend OUR time reading your blog and learning about it in order to submit correctly to it, when you won’t take the time to do a little of research online like others have suggested in this thread.
I am sorry you seem to have forgotten all the information about Ty and Zane and the C&R series Tristina and I told you from two weeks ago. I know you don’t have time, so I will provide the link. http://malady579.tumblr.com/post/94376336709/re-cut-run-series
I am sorry you seem to not understand why we were upset that you would add Ty and Zane to your list as “invisible bisexual characters” when they are clearly, clearly not. At all. As we explained. In detail. Abi created very obviously bisexual characters. There is nothing invisible about them.
See. When you call out a fandom and ask, we did provide. We are some of the most involved in the fandom that have been answering you. We are very, very invested in it. We gave you our response. Now you ask again for profiles and did not even look back at the previous post to get the names correct. How can I trust that you even care enough about the correct information about their sexuality when you do not even cover the bare, bare basics?
If you don’t have time to read/watch everything, then you should take on moderators who can because a blog with this subject matter NEEDS to research every submission for accuracy. Otherwise, it’s pointless. If you don’t keep a tight reign on the information when it is provided, no one will respect your blog.
And that blog is your baby. If you want it accurate, the only way you can know that you are accomplishing that is to go by your own opinions or trust people. Then people go to your blog and decide for themselves if it is accurate. When they don’t find it accurate, they tell you. You have a choice to listen and disagree, listen and agree, or get defensive. It is sad you chose the last one.