WERE THERE REALLY SO MANY AWESOME FEMALE MUSICIANS IN THE ‘90S THAT THEY HAD TO MAKE A FESTIVAL JUST FOR THEM?
OH, ABSOLUTELY, AND THAT WAS JUST FOR THE SORT OF EASILY PALATABLE MAINSTREAM “CHICK ROCK” WITH THE WIDEST APPEAL. YOU STILL HAD PJ HARVEY AND BJÖRK AND PORTISHEAD RUNNING AROUND, NOT TO MENTION GARBAGE AND ELASTICA AND THAT WHOLE SCENE, PLUS THERE WAS A HUGE RIOT GRRRRL THING HAPPENING IN THE UNDERGROUND. THEN YOU HAD YOUR CAT POWER AND SLEATER-KINNEY AND WHATNOT FOR THE SUB POP SET. THAT’S STILL NOT REALLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE OF IT ALL. THERE WERE TRIP HOP VOCALISTS, TORI AMOS AND HER PIANOS, ALANIS MORISSETTE’S NEVERENDING SUPPLY OF HAIR, COURTNEY LOVE’S ONE-WOMAN WRECKING BALL ACT, GWEN STEFANI’S ABS … A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK EDDIE VEDDER WAS A GUY, BUT THAT ‘S NOT TRUE. SHE JUST HAD A FAIRLY DEEP VOICE. AND THESE WERE ACTUAL MUSICIANS, NOT JUST POP STARLETS. ACROSS ALL DIFFERENT GENRES. IT WAS CRAZY. BASICALLY, IT WAS LIKE THAT TIDAL WAVE AT THE END OF THE ABYSS, ONLY MADE OF ESTROGEN.
THAT SOUNDS AMAZING.
IT WAS, HONEY. IT REALLY WAS.
REC: misqueue - In the World of Silence - Glee [Archive of Our Own]
Kurt and Blaine overcome their inhibitions together: an evolution of intimacy and self set over episodes 3x05 “The First Time” - 3x14 “On My Way”, with spoilers through the end of season 3. (Written for a prompt on the Glee Kink Meme. Kinks are mild.)
!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:glee, rating:explicit, pairing:blaine.anderson/kurt.hummel, ~author:misqueue, epic, so-real-it-hurts, kink:d/s, kink:bondage, kink:come!play, theme:kink-themes, kink-theme:communication&negotiation, kink-theme:character-uses-safeword, kink:voyeurism, kink:rimming, theme:queer-themes, queer-theme:dealing-with-homophobia, kink:breath!play, kink:crossdressing, heartbreaking, sweet, kink:other/unspecified, warning:other/unspecified, note:series, series/universe:glee/architectsoflife, season/series-three, kink:dirty-talk, queer-theme:internalized-homophobia, awesome
REC: maidenstar - You light the spark in my bonfire heart - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“What are the odds of finding someone who can finish your sentences, who will keep every secret and save every letter?” Everyone has an origins story, and they are no different. They simply choose to share the abridged version with the rest of the world.
!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:agentsofs.h.i.e.l.d., rating:generalaudiences, pairing:http://ift.tt/RAu7hL, pairing:leo.fitz.&.jemma.simmons, pairing:leo.fitz.&.jemma.simmons.&.skye, ~author:maidenstar, genre:gen, pre-canon