Apparently, I’m still learning the finer points of running two blogs off the same account. Oops.
I’m using Bakhtin in my thesis and I think about your meta a lot :)
Ooh, what’s your thesis about?
1. List your favourite meta authors.
deathbycoldopen, tous-les-coups, defilerwyrm, subjecttochange8 and jkateel were really my first introductions to the world of meta, though there are a thousand other talented authors that it would take forever to list.
2. Favourite metas written by other people.
Latchkey Hero: Masculinity, Class and the Gothic in Eric Kripke’s Supernatural - Julia M. Wright. This piece of writing blew my mind the first time I read it, and I’ve read it countless times since. It really shaped my understanding of the depth to which one could delve into a character’s backstory, and influenced my own areas of writing a great deal.
Nobody Cares that You’re Broken - lookatthesefreakinghipsters. Beautifully organized and comprehensive and achey all over: a look at John’s alcohol abuse and how it has affected Dean. One of the first metas I ever stumbled across, and still one of my favourites.
3. Favourite self-written meta.
I’m not the most prolific author, but I had an incredible time writing my Bahktin duo, Carnivalesque: Or How Larping Might Have a Lot to Say about Oppression, Rebellion, and Dean Winchester and Grotesque: Dean Winchester and Bahktin’s Theories on the Body, Degradation and Rebirth. I’ve never had more fun writing anything in my life than while working on Grotesque.
4/5. Favourite topic to write about? To read about?
They’re both the same: Dean and Sam’s childhood, and how it relates to their broken psyches in the present.
People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.
Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)
People who hate Sansa can shove right off, okay.
In their last year at high school, Enjolras and Courfeyrac find themselves tied winners of the “most likely to end up in jail” prize in their yearbook. They take it graciously.
If asked why Combeferre, as the third member of the infamous meddling trio, isn’t also tied there, everyone who voted for those two reply automatically; “he wouldn’t be stupid enough to get caught.”