Oh my sweet baby Jesus.
The happiness I feel right now is amazing
YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW LONG IVE BEEN LOOKING AND WAITING FOR THIS GODDAMN POST TO COME BACK AND THIS TIME IM FUCKING REFERENCING IT
I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives, and etc etc:
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.
Anonymous said: hi! I saw that post about AUs that ain't coffee shop and you had this tag about xmfc fanfics and YES, YOU HAVE MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION. CAN YOU SHARE ANY FICS/RECS THAT ARE RELATED TO THOSE AUs? Pretty please?
oohhhh man! xmfc fandom and AUs! there is wayyyy too much to choose from here. we have manifold assloads of AUs. so i’m going to help you but any list i make is not going to cover nearly enough of the amazing variety of AUs we have.
but i’ll start with that more than coffeeshop AU post.
Modern Royalty AU
- Nation Building and other Diplomatic Negotiations
- Anarchy in the UK
- The School for Scandal
- Politico (specifically not royalty, but a modern democracy AU, but I absolutely love it so I have to rec it.)
- Try the Genosha tag for more like this.
Egyptologist/Treasure Hunt AU
- City of the Dead
- Tombs and the Raiding Thereof
- On Hearts and the Finding of Lost Treasures
- The Jade Coin
Rockstar & Groupie AU
- Bad Romance (abandoned)
- this kink meme fill
- Not exactly rockstar, but hackedmotionsensor’s 80s band AU art
I’d like to include as a subcategory of this, the Fame/Actor AU
- The Proper Care of Actors
- Work/Life Balance
- This is Not Comedy (full disclosure, i guess, this is mine)
Librarian/Bibliophilia/Library setting AU
Struggling Artist AU
1920s Con Artist/Bootlegging AU
1920s AUs, not necessarily about lawbreaking
- Your soul is a chosen country
- The Eldest of the Gods
- Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
- Lay With Me Amongst the Grapevines
- Service Position
Internet Friends AU
AUs like the previously mentioned Time Travel, Rebelling Against the Govt, and Running from the Police I’m not going to bother with really because those are strong themes in X-Men canon and there are too many fics to count about that.
But wait, there’s more!
I’m going to do a few more little rec listets about some of my fave AU categories.
Detective and/or Serial Killer AU
- Playing With Fire
- Tough little baby telepath
- Mutant Criminal Investigative Service
- Their Mouths Always Lie
- Incy Wincy Spider
Fantasy Culture Clash AUs
- Beloved of Ravens/The Western Shore
- The Boy with Blue Eyes
- Burn Your Kingdom Down
- White Nights
- Swimming with Sharks
- Skin Deep
- You’re a Ghost, Darling
They are animals
- The Secret of Dragon Ranch
- Hug a Drop Bear Program
- Other Crabs Cannot Be Trusted
- astasia’s parrot AU
- pala’s cat!charles and dog!erik
They are inanimate objects
Some XMFC fandom AU specialties are Space AUs, Regency AUs, Fairytale AUs, D/s AUs, and Dadneto AUs. And I think I’d need to do a whole separate list to do justice to those. (If someone else wanted to do those it’d be greatly appreciated!) I have literally never once run out of things to read in this fandom. In fact, opposite. Still too much to read.
For more AU guidance, try:
- Cherik Recs
- Bea’s Recs
- XMFC Fanfic
- X-Men Big Bang collections
- Reverse Bangs
- Remix collections
- or your favorite tag on AO3
Whoo! AU masterpost!
*casually scrolling cherik tag when alluffdasudden*
one of those fics has exactly the same title as one of my fi-