Bingo Square(s): rare pairing + Monthly Challenge(s): "plus" shape
Summary: He can’t look at Morgana.
Or—he can, but now when he looks at her she’s still terrifying and beautiful but she’s also the woman who’s loved Gwen since they were children, she’s Gwen’s first everything. She’s the ward of a king, raised like a sister to the current regent; she has wealth and consequence and everything he doesn’t have to give to Gwen.
He doesn’t doubt, even for a moment, that she loves Gwen too.
Link to Podfic: [podfic] one and one, by and by
Title: bad romance: dracula, twilight, and rape culture by 100indecisions
Bingo Square(s): no dialogue
Pairing: canon relationships
Summary: [100indecisions'] no-kidding master's thesis, the tl;dr version of which can be summarized as "Twilight sucks, but not because teenage girls love it or because it contains sparkling vampires".
Actual abstract: "Despite being generally received as wholesome entertainment, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series implicitly supports rape culture by subtly reinforcing dangerous ideas about romance and relationships. In order to demonstrate the pervasive nature of these attitudes at work in the Twilight series, this paper first describes the concept itself and the crucial features of the beliefs that support it. Dracula—and, more importantly, the prevailing cultural perceptions about Stoker’s novel—functions as an important intertext for Twilight thanks to its status as one of the earliest popular vampire novels, and I use it to show how these attitudes can normalize certain assumptions about sexuality in a context generally assumed to involve a clear sexual interpretation. My examination of the books in Meyer’s modern vampire narrative takes this idea further, arguing that the same attitudes applied to Dracula provide an even more subtle representation of the mindsets that comprise and perpetuate rape culture."
Link to Podfic: [podmeta] bad romance: dracula, twilight, and rape culture