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[MOD POST] New Challenge - "Create For A Cause"

fuckyeahdarcylewis:

Our little fandom needs a boost and I am here to propose one, a new challenge!

  • From September 22th to september 28th, you can post whatever you created for Darcyland and the theme is to do something where a cause is the heart of your subject.

Example : Writing a fic about Darcy and/or ship where disability due to a genetic disorder is in the main plot - you will also give the link to an association where donation can be made. Could be about ANYTHING, social justice, feminism, illness, anything that you want us to fight for or against.

  • The goal is to highlight an association and educate ourselves. I took the example of a fic but you can do craft, draw, create a fanmix or anything your heart and your imagination tells you to do.

I hope this challenge will interest a lot of people, I wanted something different this time.

  • Also, don’t forget triggers warnings in your posts to avoid any problems for others.

Most of all HAVE FUN !

l0kasenna:

zombres:

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

Okay. But let’s talk about Thor for a second. Thor does not get enough love and (Loki forgive me) he is honestly one of the best fucking characters Marvel has. And it’s shown so simply and so beautifully right here. He is so fucking chill about everything. Obviously, he doesn’t live in space, he lives in Asgard. But he knows everyone thinks he’s kinda like an alien, and he just goes along with it because why not? These humans are funny in their lack of understanding, but it’s an endearing kind of funny. Just like in the first movie, where Darcy tells him to smile so she can take a picture of him and he has no fucking clue what she’s doing or what a phone is and it could kill him for all he knows but he just fucking smiles and keeps eating his delicious pancakes because he’s just so chill like that. And if you look at his face in the first gif, it’s very serious and concentrated but the moment Darcy starts talking to him he loosens up and is like “Muscles? Ah, yes I suppose I am quite muscular. Oh, she’s inquiring about Asgard. But she called it space. She seems confused as to my origins, but it’s not of import. I like space, that’s a good name. I shall call it space too.”

And that little head nod he does back to her in the last gif. I’m dead. Deceased. Murdered from Thor cuteness

He’s just.. ugh, Thor doesn’t get enough appreciation. There are so many little things he does that go ignored but no more. His complete adorableness will be appreciated. 

I DIDN’T NOTICE THE LITTLE NOD BACK /SCREEEEEEEEE

Part of this is certainly based on his sweet, open nature, but part will also be biology. The reason why his species was so evolutionarily successful is most likely that they adapt so quickly to new situations and surroundings, different planets and so on. Thor is super quick at noticing what’s going on around him, what people belonging to other species say and do and how they mean it, so he knows when a human is joking and when not, and which words he needs to use in order to be understood.

Still, if he was an arrogant alien arse, he could just dismiss this behaviour as lowly, but being the fluffteddy Marvel’s Thor (movie version) is, he plays along and enjoys the banter. He likes making new friends, he needs new friends desperately in the first movie, and the Lord knows this dude doesn’t have much to smile about by the time of the second - so why miss a chance?

(Source: margahery)

flashysyren asked:

Because I automatically think the world revolves around me, if your remark about not character bashing was in response to my complaint that a lot of Darcy fic seems to be author insert. It was not written with intent to bash Darcy. I enjoy her character quite a bit when well characterized.

flashysyren:

consultingcupcake:

It should be fairly obvious that I do understand that being fan of a less popular character can be frustrating. The person who coined the term “Foster’s Fellows” here on tumblr is yours truly, as it happens, and while Jane Foster is at least better known than other not-particularly-popular Marvel characters, you’ll not find many fictional people who get as much hate (and for nothing, too).

Still, I see that as no reason to like popular characters any less, or to accuse people who produce fanwork about them face-first of having any lower motivations than, to para-quote Neil Gaiman, make good art.

As the author of a story pairing up two rather popular characters (one story), as an author who chose these characters because the way they were portrayed in the movies they’re from they fitted the story’s intended theme better than any other fictional character, and as a reader who has enjoyed many a great story featuring popular characters that was written for the fun of it, and not for fame, you may understand my disgruntlement at finding whole conversations of character- and author-bashing - no matter which characters they’re originally about.

If it’s of any help, writing about Darce’n’Lo hasn’t made me a hugely popular author at all. It was the pairing tag that got it a little more attention, but still nothing you could call huge. People do not prefer certain stories because certain characters appear in them, but because they finally get romantically involved, and that is something to think about, because it severely limits the range of storytelling genres in fanfiction. But that is a completely different topic, and still nothing to yell at people about.

Because talking down on fictional characters is one thing, but talking down on real authors and readers is not going to improve the quality of writing. All you can do is to go out there and, to properly quote Mr Gaiman this time, make good art.

As usual, psychollama gets it right:

some people are just going to childishly throw tantrums over their beliefs vs others; the only winning move is not to play with them

While I will not claim that you should not have taken my words that way—because my poor wording obviously made you feel that it was meant in that vein—I will defend my original intent to explain why I think there is greater popularity for Darcy than there is Jane who has had more character development. It was an observation. In no way do I criticize writers who enjoy writing personal insert or AU characterizations. Write what you love, do it for you. 

We all have our own preferences, and if my preference showed in a way that felt negative, I am sorry for that. I have plenty of things that I don’t like in canon that I disregard or change to fit my own person needs.

I also would never say that I don’t like more popular characters since most of my writing includes Loki who is, by no stretch of the imagination, the Thor Fandom favorite. I don’t see how an observation can equal hate, but this is Tumblr and it’s not the first time things have been assumed. However, I also will not pretend that I don’t get frustrated when fandom vilifies the characters I love most, or when I have to wade through so much badfic for just a little bit of something that includes those characters that doesn’t make me physically sick to read. 

Edits made for coherency’s sake. 

I still do not see why writing a certain character would automatically indicate that their writer uses them for self-insert, instead of, say, write them because they fit into that particular story in that particular moment with all the detail and development canon has given them - and we get a lot of detail and development for Darcy, quite as much as for many other female lead characters, definitely more than for the average Hollywood blockbuster cutout.

I would also ask you not to assume writers, professionally published or not, to be so unimaginative and craft-less as to be unable to take a given character and have them play in their imagined story without making conscious decisions as to the character’s further development, nor to mistake writers for the characters they write about. Not just on our behalf, but as it will also lessen the enjoyment the story brings to you.

Children of a Fleeting World - Chapter 51 - ArticulatioHumeri - Marvel (Movies), Thor (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

Chapter 51, in which Jane does fireworks, Loki draws something that could be a cow (or a horse… or a very grumpy sheep) and Darcy needs some sleep. Frost Giant tantrums! Foxes and ferrets and sprinkled donuts!

flashysyren asked:

Because I automatically think the world revolves around me, if your remark about not character bashing was in response to my complaint that a lot of Darcy fic seems to be author insert. It was not written with intent to bash Darcy. I enjoy her character quite a bit when well characterized.

It should be fairly obvious that I do understand that being fan of a less popular character can be frustrating. The person who coined the term “Foster’s Fellows” here on tumblr is yours truly, as it happens, and while Jane Foster is at least better known than other not-particularly-popular Marvel characters, you’ll not find many fictional people who get as much hate (and for nothing, too).

Still, I see that as no reason to like popular characters any less, or to accuse people who produce fanwork about them face-first of having any lower motivations than, to para-quote Neil Gaiman, make good art.

As the author of a story pairing up two rather popular characters (one story), as an author who chose these characters because the way they were portrayed in the movies they’re from they fitted the story’s intended theme better than any other fictional character, and as a reader who has enjoyed many a great story featuring popular characters that was written for the fun of it, and not for fame, you may understand my disgruntlement at finding whole conversations of character- and author-bashing - no matter which characters they’re originally about.

If it’s of any help, writing about Darce’n’Lo hasn’t made me a hugely popular author at all. It was the pairing tag that got it a little more attention, but still nothing you could call huge. People do not prefer certain stories because certain characters appear in them, but because they finally get romantically involved, and that is something to think about, because it severely limits the range of storytelling genres in fanfiction. But that is a completely different topic, and still nothing to yell at people about.

Because talking down on fictional characters is one thing, but talking down on real authors and readers is not going to improve the quality of writing. All you can do is to go out there and, to properly quote Mr Gaiman this time, make good art.

As usual, psychollama gets it right:

some people are just going to childishly throw tantrums over their beliefs vs others; the only winning move is not to play with them

Okay, could we just not bash fictional characters we don’t like as much as other people do, and could we just not bash people who like other fictional character than we do? Would that be possible? Yes?

I was talking to a guy that I just met and he turns to me and says, most emphatically, “Do you ever get sad frustrated that you were born before the age of interstellar space travel?” I agreed with a feeling of deepest sorrow that this was the case
..while a voice in the back of my head was saying, ‘dude this guy has fantastic game—that would be an amazing pick-up line’

*squees* You’re baaack!!! I’d been wondering where your blog had gone. Cuddling cute aliens, aye? ;)

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