emef: daisy passed out at the typewriter (Default)
2017-06-07 09:54 pm

That time I felt like underage erotica was missing from my fandom pedigree.

Fic: Five Years

Fandom: Gotham
Pairing: Alfred Pennyworth/Bruce Wayne
Tags: pining, codependence, masturbation, control, self-doubt, dildos, feelings, etc

7740 words.

Summary: “Is it just me, or has Bruce been turned into…” Lucius Fox coughs. “Well. Some sort of black-haired Ganymede?”
emef: daisy passed out at the typewriter (Default)
2017-05-22 04:48 pm
Entry tags:

Don't Trust the B---- fic rec: 'Til You Make It

I've been meaning to post about this for [checks date] nearly four months now -

In February [personal profile] thedeadparrot wrote a Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 story for me, for Fandom Trumps Hate 2017. It is great and you should read it!

'Til You Make It by [personal profile] thedeadparrot

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Fandom: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Pairing: Chloe/June Colburn

4100 words. No archive warnings apply.

Summary: "I ran into Ellen Page yesterday in a Duane Reade condiments aisle," Chloe says. "Gave her this long sob story about my girlfriend and her tragic medical condition that makes her eyes really big and forces her to wear ugly sweaters, and she invited me to her birthday party."
emef: (boarding school AU)
2016-11-01 07:48 pm

today in questions that can't be answered in a handful of tweets: cultural appropriation of food

Right, so, the question is: can you culturally appropriate food.

My immediate instinct is to respond "sure" but obviously the issue is: I know maybe a little more than average about food and I have a fairly decent idea how to unpack all kinds of aspects of food, but the notion of cultural appropriation is something for which I have few tools. So, idk. Be kind.

Anyway if you go with the definition of cultural appropriation as, culture A adopting someone culture B uses/does, and like, think of it as Not A Good Thing when culture A is dominant and is depriving, either directly or indirectly, culture B of its identity or even intellectual property, livelihood, or just the credit for having the awesome idea of using/doing the thing, then here are some examples of culturally appropriating food.

The thing that immediately came to mind was potatoes, because that's what I was reading about yesterday.

The potato plant is from the Andes, and in the first text I read, it is described as having been consumed by "indians" for millennia, until is was "discovered" by "Spanish conquistadors" and taken back to Europe (and then, blah blah, eventually dragged back across the Atlantic to, among other places, Quebec.) I shit you not, that is what the website of the Producteurs de Pommes de Terre du Québec actually says. The text then goes on and on about how Frederic the Great championed the potato in Prussia, and how instrumental Prussia's agricultural policy was, and then it makes an even bigger deal out of French agronome Auguste Parmentier.

So - with my limited social science knowledge, I feel unqualified to explain why/how the actual bringing of a plant from one continent might be described as cultural appropriation, because I'm not super comfortable claiming to know the first thing about the variety of people chilling in the Andes in the 15th century. BUT. The notion of describing the potato as being "discovered" by violent Spanish dudebros, and then making the entire topic of potato consumption about European insightfulness/creativity/sagacious choices, seems pretty cut and dry. At least, from where I'm sitting.

So yeah I hope I'm not misunderstanding the concept of cultural appropriation! Plz to be commenting, if I am. Also hit me with more questions about food/agriculture at any time.
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2016-10-21 01:13 pm

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twitter being down is INCREDIBLY DISTRESSING

emef: daisy passed out at the typewriter (Default)
2013-12-07 07:16 pm

thank you dreamwidth mass privacy tool!

Locking down this journal, but very happy to add fannish fen. Just ask.