SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792)
Portrait of Miss Mary Hickey, 1770
In one sense, the mashing up of two names is just one manifestation of humanity’s timeless admiration of partnership. However, the celebration of Bradam, both pre-and post-fame, wasn’t just about a title. Bradam was born because two men fell in love, not just with each other but with the notion that, as a unit, they could conquer the world. As is often the case, that didn’t come to fruition. For that very reason it makes perfect sense for Bradam to live on in fiction rather than reality. Bradam continues because people are drawn to the magic of a charismatic couple of men fearlessly showing the world that they’re madly in love."
Brad Bell on being the subject of RPF, quoted in Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World.
A lovely first-person account of what it’s like for a real person to be ficced. There is one strange moment, where two 16-year-old girls spot the men, ask if they’re a couple, and then ask them to kiss. Being generous men proud of their love, they do. “Aww!” the girls say. “You guys are so cute! Thank you!” And, being proud of their love, they receive it well. “Adam slid his arm around Brad’s waist. ‘We have fans!’”
So as much as we’re rightly wary about fetishizing gay men in RPF, it might, just depend on the men.
the commission in question - cas with ignitethesky's OC roe
alfred-pierre agache, impéria, in: l’estampe moderne, 1899 (x)
To speak as a fan is to accept what has been labeled a subordinated position within the cultural hierarchy, to accept an identity constantly belittled or criticized by institutional authorities. Yet it is also to speak from a position of collective identity, to forge an alliance with a community of others in defense of tastes which, as a result, cannot be read as totally aberrant or idiosyncratic. Indeed, one of the most often heard comments from new fans is their surprise in discovering how many people share their fascination with a particular series, their pleasure in discovering that they are not alone."
2014 is so close I can almost taste the Croatoan virus.
Personal space? What personal space?
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
Something that better happen in season 9.
this is how it feels to take a fall / icarus is flying towards and early grave (x)
doing some song requests again! (this was wayyyy back in my inbox omg i’m sorry) but thesunqueen asked for castiel and icarus by bastille
daily reminder that dean’s siren was a dude
Destiel bikers!AU, winter edition
The dismissal of fangirls is familiar to those of us who study pop culture as a stereotypical denigration of feminized mass culture in opposition to masculine “art.” It assumes that female fans are an add-on, derivative, and lesser than male fandom, which is assumed to be motivated by more serious interests (e.g., the vagaries of time travel vs. the appeal of TV stars)."