white-throated-packrat replied to your post “guys you know the problem now right I can’t write a MSM sequel …”
Dean finally figures out what dildos are? :D Also, I would love to see more of Gabriel interacting with angels, especially an intact angel community instead of a warband.
… he might quietly decide to make his own. Just to experiment with this idea. You know how it is.
Gabriel does not want to see more of that. But Gabriel already had to face up to it a little when they were de-dogifying Sam, so he’s got no excuse now.
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During my time on this platform I’ve posted many things that were silly, many that were heartfelt and a number of things (either posted here or posted on Twitter and referenced here by others) that were problematic.
Yesterday was an example of the latter.
During last night’s live tweeting of Sleepy Hollow I made a post that, although in no way my intention, overtly contributed to the rape culture climate that normalizes and trivializes very serious and very real instances in which people (mostly women) are victimized.
Intention, of course, does not mitigate offense.
What I wrote was not OK and without qualification or equivocation I apologize.
I’m especially thankful to those of you who reached out to me personally to share your thoughts and engaged in an active dialogue about this issue.
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Dean takes his time pushing into the tight heat of Castiel’s body, admiring the way the muscles across his shoulders tense and release as he clutches at the sheets beneath him. A moment later, with one hand pressed hard between Cas’ shoulder blades and the other gripping his hip, Dean has to pause and force a slow breath to stop his head from spinning. His fingertips slip on already sweaty skin and the breathless growls that punctuate every subtle move of his hips send shivers through him.
He can’t get over how beautiful Castiel is like this, his back curving gracefully between broad shoulders and narrow hips, his muscles pulled taut. When Dean pauses for too long to admire the view, Cas whines and pushes backward impatiently. Caught by surprise, Dean finds himself buried in Castiel and struggling to breathe. His hand slips instinctively to the back of Castiel’s neck, fingers closing to get a good grip.
"Fuck me," Cas demands, the words he reserves for Dean’s ears just as much a system shock as the sudden, tight clench of his body.
Dean waits for a long moment, grinding forward as he drags Cas backward until their bodies are pressed impossibly tight. He waits until he hears the hitch in Castiel’s breathing; a soft, thick sound of surrender that’s always followed closely by every muscle in his lithe body slackening briefly. With one last indulgence in the magnificent view, Dean lets his fingertips drag up the curve of Castiel’s spine.
you know the problem now right
I can’t write a MSM sequel
without writing the timestamp in between the first story and the sequel
that is, the one where Dean and Castiel get married in the human town then go and get married at the angels’ home and Gabriel is all twitchy because it means Going Back There and also Dean works out about dildos.
mmm. Technically MSM!Gabriel is but he usually identifies as male, but if he gets pregnant during the course of this sequel how does that affect his gender identity given he’s already a bit screwed up about it anyway… do I want to play with this?
Well I was kinda thinking I’d pretty much go “third gender” with this. As in, there are no actual males and females as such, just… no genders, really. Like where everyone at any given time has the capacity for some kind of procreation (I’m thinking egg laying here, ‘cause reptiles, heck yeah).
Only problem is… I am painfully cis, and as such I cannot possibly truly understand being genderqueer. So there is a very real risk of me trying to add diversity would mean screwing up horribly and doing more harm than good. *bites nails*
Ooo, a whole society that actually acknowledges it and works with that, very nice. :) And yes, I have the same problem with Gabriel; but on the other hand he ISN’T a trans person in this world, and his issues are very much distinct from that (and in fact from every other archangel in his world too), so there’s definitely some leeway there to say ‘his experience of this is unique, I am not trying to speak for anyone in real life but I will listen with respect’. And I think you’re in the same boat there with yours.
On the other hand, for me, if there ever IS a scene where somebody reacts badly to Gabriel for not being as ‘male’ as they thought, that would definitely have real-world resonances and would have to be handled very carefully. Might there be some equivalent for your world-building, where some parts of it are more relevant to RL genderqueer people than others?