Yo! Wanna be able to avoid TERFs?
With all the TERFs coming through here and what I just reblogged, do you guys want to know a lovely way to know who's a TERF before interacting?
Check out the extension Shinigami Eyes!
It will highlight links that are TERF ideology or TERFs in red and trans friendly links/spaces in green!
I only learned about this today and have been blocking give numbers of TERFs thanks to it. You can suggest links for trans friendly or anti trans. But they have a team that reviews them to check (so TERFs can't try to rig the system).
If you're looking to not have to deal with TERFs and their harassment, this is a great tool.
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I agree with what you said, I just want whoever has the best chemistry with the Bridgerton siblings. But I do have to disagree, and please correct me if I read it wrong, with gender swapping characters. I feel that happens way too much and it's not necessary for the story. I guess I get upset seeing people want to gender swap Sophie to fit some different narrative or saying it will make her more interesting. It frustrates me because she is a GREAT character and gender swapping her takes
Oh yeah I agree on the gender swapping thing, especially for the Bridgerton novels. I was talking more in regards to novels like Pride and Prejudice that have been adapted many times. I don’t think it’s necessary either, although I haven’t noticed any gender swapping, but I probably don’t have very good references for adaptations. But, especially for the first adaptation, keep things like the characters, their personalities, and couples as close to canon as possible and Bridgerton is the first adaptation of these novels.
I do get annoyed and frustrated at the people wanting to genderswap the Bridgerton spouses, especially when going beyond fan fiction and actually wanting it to be canon. It definitely doesn’t fit for their stories, but especially not Sophie’s. She’s such a different character. Like even Phillip, Simon, Lucy, and Gareth, who all have rough childhoods, are part of the ton, titled, and/or related to a title. Sophie doesn’t have any of that and it just makes her such an important character.
There would have to be a decent amount of reworking if they really wanted to genderswap a Bridgerton spouse. They’re already adding side plots and could easily expand on side characters, instead. Without a doubt the target audience of these stories are straight women, which is not inherently evil or bad.
Also, for people interested in the LGBT+ regency romance novels, they’re not hard to find. Just from googling the phrase “LGBT+ regency romance novels,” I got quite a long list. Here’s a link to Goodreads which lists like 812 LGBT+ historical romances. It’s quite easy to find a specific type of romance novel by just adding some key characteristics and it’s easy to even look for authors that are woc or LGBT+ or whatever you’d like to find.
Maybe with the success of Bridgerton, they’ll start adapting more romance novels and not just the period ones or the straight ones. Many of the ones set in modern times would be very easy to diversify. I’ve also thought that when they do like the Hallmark romances, they should do pairings where the main girl gets a romance and then her quirky friend gets to star in her own romance.
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private correspondence with PAIGE SWANSON : ❛ this is SO not like warm bodies. ❜
LAUGHTER TWISTS IN HER THROAT. she looks over at where paige is leaning against the c r u m b l in g wall opposite, desperate to show her mirth but otherwise remaining silent. jelly legs t r e m b l e beneath her, sweat soaking through her jagged bangs. she can hardly BREATHE from all their running, but there’s enough breath left in her to come back with a witty remark of her own. ❛❛ what ? you really thought we’d find a zombie and it’d fall in love with us and forgive us for every SIN we’ve ever committed against its kind ? ❜❜ and while the thought is nice, the idea of playing happy families with a creature that only has FLESH on its mind makes her want to gag.
her eyes roll, but she gathers enough of her strength to PEER out of the fractured window at the street they’d narrowly escaped from. it’s blissfully empty, no living or dead in sight. she’d thinks it a RELIEF, but she knows better by now. one should fear the TRANQUIL, for only peril lurks in the quiet. narrowing hazel eyes, quinn squints into the afternoon light before turning back to the shorter blonde and shaking her head. ❛❛ look, i think we should stay here. at least until we know that it’s CLEAR out there. we shouldn’t risk anything, not when we’ve come so far. ❜❜ she lets the bag slip down from her shoulders, unzipping it at its seam and retrieving a half empty bottle of water from its depths. quinn doesn’t even stop to consider HERSELF when she tosses the bottle towards the other.
❛❛ you look like you need it more than i do. ❜❜
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when and if I ever get mental health care, top of the list of thought problems I should get advice on breaking is this whole “something bad happened/someone wasn’t doing okay, now I Cannot Sleep, because if I go to bed more bad things will happen/they will get worse, and it will be all my fault, staying awake will somehow ward off the hovering Worse”
i am gonna force myself to go to sleep cause dammit no, brain, forcing myself to stay awake when I feel physically sick with tired will not actually help anyone. but it is really hard to deny the creeping sense of ‘but then things will go wrong and it will be your fault’.
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