…But yesterday, when he called me, he started his call by saying, “I am calling for personal reasons. Also, my calculations show a strange source of energy approaching the town, but not emanating the kind of light that such a source should.” - Episode 27, First Date
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Cecilos for my 19th inktober entry! Been re-listening to the podcast recently, and I suddenly missed these two
(when they were STILL IN NIGHT VALE TOGETHER/SOBS)And something that’s a non-angsty Cecilos from me, for once? :p
Okay okay but hear me out on this one if you like ExR – ace aro Enjolras and litheromantic Grantaire not dating but not not dating you feel?
Wildly, passionately, and deeply romantic Grantaire with a crush the size of the sun on Enjolras. He acts inappropriate and obnoxious because he loves Enjolras so much but if Enjolras ever likes him back he would freak out. That can’t happen, there can be no chance at it. And he wants to do things for Enjolras so badly but he’s frightened and hopeless and all he manages to do is piss Enjolras off (or make him slightly concerned).
Enjolras who doesn’t appreciate the negative attention and when someone suggests it’s because Grantaire likes him Enjolras gets super uncomfortable because he doesn’t like Grantaire like that. He doesn’t want to hurt Grantaire by appearing cold or uncaring but Grantaire is constantly pushing at him and there’s nothing he can do. (And he’s not exactly nice, himself.)
Someone decides to play matchmaker and tries to get Enjolras and Grantaire together and Enjolras is so fucking pissed because does no one fucking respect the fact he doesn’t need or want a relationship? And Grantaire feels like he’s gonna throw up because no no no relationships are a no he doesn’t want them, he doesn’t want the weight of one, or the weight of someone loving him, he just wants to love someone and not worry about it being returned or changing. He can’t handle that.
And they talk it out…and wow.
Enjolras is surprised because you’re in love with me and wanna do a bunch of stuff for me but you absolutely don’t want me to return your romantic affections or date you? That’s okay with you? And Granaire is wow because Enjolras really likes attention like that but he’s never had it shown to him without the pressure to return it in kind.
And so they fall into a thing. A really comfortable thing. And they start trusting one another because Enjolras can finally be friends with Grantaire and treats him well and appreciates his talents and their conversations and does nice things for him that aren’t interpreted the wrong way. And Grantaire absolutely lavishes Enjolras in attention and doesn’t have to worry about Enjolras loving him or wanting to establish any sort of word for what they have.
And Grantaire sometimes says “I love you” (not often, it still makes Enjolras a bit uncomfortable) and Enjolras never says “I love you” but does little things that shows he cares. (Have you ever read this fic? Read this fic.) And they fist bump when they see one another and sometimes cuddle and bump forehead and sometimes Enjolras kisses Grantaire’s knuckles or forehead and Grantaire is so thrilled because Enjolras feels relaxed enough to do that.
And if people start trying to matchmake again, they’ll overreact and Grantaire will be like “OH ENJOLRAS, COME LOVE ME!” and Enjolras will try to play along but honestly won’t be able to stop laughing and then he pretends to come in for a kiss and then Grantaire can’t stop laughing and they’re standing six inches away from one another laughing hysterically and Enjolras is just like “I can’t, I can’t do it” and Grantaire is like “Oh thank God, I thought you were actually gonna” and everyone who doesn’t know them is super confused. (Thank you thenewestdisneyprincess for the wonderful image.)
And they take care of one another and they’ve both been described as insufferable roommates but then they start living together and sharing a bed (because they both sleep better with someone to snuggle) and taking care of one another and have this understanding that no one else quite has. And Enjolras starts getting reasonable amounts of sleep and Grantaire drinks and smokes less and less. And they fall asleep watching movies together with Grantaire holding Enjolras so closely and Enjolras beaming from all the affection. No strings attached.
Later on they get married for tax benefits because fuck the system.
And they never kiss, and they never have sex, and neither of them ever want to, and that’s okay.
And if someone asks if they’re dating they both sort of make a face. They don’t really have a word for it but it’s not that. Definitely not that. And they’re happy.
He’s one of those straight white nerds who acts like he’s inclusive and socially active, but acts like a crybaby when someone calls him out on his shit. (See, the whole ‘spirit animal’ thing, and his to-and-froing with ‘SJWs’ and not being able to decide whether he’s on their side, or hates them)
As for Night Vale, its a widely accepted headcanon that Earl is queer, and the great thing about Night Vale is that everything is ambigious. Hardly anything is ever confirmed by the producers/writers, meaning people are free to interpretation, to find representation any way they like. Cecil could be asexual, could be pansexual, could be trans, we don’t know and in a way that’s a good thing. For Wil to go out of his way to prove that Earl is straight, and never was anything more than friends with Cecil, is pointless, and petty. (I would like more sources to this, ive seen the quotes, but you know, more sources are good). It’s hard to call it erasure, because Earl was never canonically queer, but the room for interpretation was there. I’m pretty sure all this spanned from people being unhappy about a straight man playing a widely headcanoned queer character, so Wil’s response was to talk with the cast and decide that Earl & Cecil were only just friends (Which is the main bit of evidence for Earl being not straight, and personally I don’t see how the earl/cecil relationship can be interpreted as just friends). So there you go. That’s my problem with it.
- thought napoleon bonaparte was cool
- talks to cabbages
- left a 15 page letter on his love interests garden bench
- best friend is elderly plant man
- once wore a highly unfashionable green/black combo
- qualified to be a lawyer (bahorel will tell u that this is v problematic)
- likes the smell of old mens handkerchiefs
INDEPENDANT / PERSONAL BLOGGERS WILLING TO OFFER ADVICE AND SUPPORT:
- a-prsns-a-prsn-no-mttr-hw-smll - blog has autoplay.
- ryansallans - FTM author who blogs about trans issues
- answersforqs - Advice for anyone questioning gender
- thenonbinarysafespace - Advice and positivity
- askatransguy - Trans guy answering questions about trans issues
- askanonbinary - Non binary advice blog
- askatranswoman - Trans woman anwering questions about trans issues
- lifeoutsidethebinary-queries - Advice for NB people, large focus on transitioning
- nbconfession - Confessions and advice blog
- nonbinarysex - Sex advice for NB people. NSFW discussions.
- * transsafespace - Advice, resources, and trans discussions. Possibly inactive.
- littlenonbinarythings - Advice and support for NB people
- * fuckyeahnonbinaries - Advice and support for NB people. Inactive.
RESOURCES AND NEWS
- transgenderteensurvivalguide - Trans advice and resources
- trans-matters - Includes the * in trans. News and resources, sometimes advice.
- ** crushingthebinary - NB advice and support. Possibly inactive.
- genderqueeries - A lot of resources - titles, name ideas, pronouns, etc.
- transclothesexchange - Donate unused clothes and receive donations of clothes.
- transhousingnetwork - To help find safe places to stay
- * transclothesswap - Donate unused clothes and receive donations of clothes. Possibly inactive.
- trans-folx-fighting-eds - ED support resources for trans folks. Trigger warning for disordered eating
- transhealthwny - Western New York trans health resources. Inactive
- transqueermediaexchange - Trans media and resources
- transitioningdownunder - Australia trans resources
- * nonbinary - Non binary visibility and resources. Possibly inactive.
- transstudent - Resources for trans students, education focused
- neutrois - Non binary resources
- genderedintelligence - Gender diversity resources and info
- demigenders - advice and safe space for demigender folks
- demigenderpalace - advice and safe space for demigender folks
- theartoftransliness - resources and advice for trans men
- just-exquisite - resources for, and postivity surrounding, trans women, and dmab and trans feminine folks
- hellyeahagender - Agender advice and support
- * agender-earthworm - Agender advice and support. Possibly inactive.
POSITIVITY AND HUMOUR
- nonbinarysafespace - Mostly cute positive things, with NB positivity and resources
- genderofthenight - Silly joke genders
- genderoftheday - Silly joke genders
- demigenderfacts - Joke “facts” about demigender people
- genderfork - A gender expression and postivity blog
- * agenderfacts - SIlly joke “facts” about angender people. Inactive.
- houseofalexzander - Gender fluid fashion blog
- * genderqueer - Images of non gender conforming individuals, positivity. Inactive .
MOGIA IN GENERAL (not just trans)
- ally-101 - Educational for allies
- mogai-archive - Lists of genders and sexualities
- pride-flags-for-us - Pride flags for genders and sexualities
- queerquerys - Advice and support for MOGAI people
- projectqueer - Resources and news articles for queer folks
- * safespacenetwork - Safe space for MOGAI folks. Inactive
- transmenheldaccountable - Calling out trans men. Not a safe space, but educational.
- transgirlnextdoor - A webcomic based on the experiences of a trans girl
- * thispostiscissexist - Advice and calling out cissexxism. Not a safe space, but educational. Inactive.
- thegenderbook - blog about an informational book about gender
Blogs marked Inactive have been Inactive upwards of 2 months as of the time of making this post (October 18th 2014). Blogs marked Possibly Inactive have been inactive between 2 weeks and 2 months.
Not all blogs included are safe spaces, but most are.
If you are on this post and don’t want to be, that’s fine, I will remove you. If there is any blogs on here who are truscum or transphobic, please let me know ASAP
Please reblog and signal boost!
I absolutely COULD NOT have done this without the help of my wonderful QPLP the-spooky-asexual.