Things I should be doing:
reading for my feminist thought midterm. reading for my feminist thought final paper, or maybe outlining it or something like that. reading for my health class final paper and/or starting the work on said paper because even if it's not demanding in terms of the actual writing required, I only have the books until April 4th, pending renewing them at the library before class on that day. the dishes or something productive in the outernet, I don't know. working on the next '22 Weeks Is A Long Time' chapter because it's so close to being done that I can almost taste it (the fic overall, not the chapter itself; the chapter itself has one scene out of four written). working on my exchange meme fic for chubwinchesters
because it's due on April 14th, oops. writing something or other that's, like, vaguely productive and not just entirely masturbatory (i.e., something that's not a journal entry showing off what I'm doing instead of the work that I should be doing).Things I am doing:
preliminary thought work for a paper about chubby!Dean fanfiction, one which I would ideally like to propose first as a conference paper (initially on the theory of what goes on in chubby!Dean fanfiction, from a fandom studies perspective, i.e. what's being revised or transformed or challenged in the fanfiction), and then maybe as a praxis paper for publication in the Transformative Works And Cultures
(TWC—the academic journal run by the OTW, the Organization of Transformative Works, otherwise known as the lovely folks behind the AO3). thinking about rereading a couple of my favorite chubby!Dean fics and taking notes on them, maybe printing them out so I can scribble notes in the margins (but I don't know about this, because one is 25k and the other is about 8-10k spread out over a few different connected stories). looking at some research about anti-fat biases in healthcare and body image discussions, but only casually. poking at sending someone a PM.
Basically, I want to take two of my favorite fics and write about them as the authors' negotiations with body image issues and anti-fat bias, and about how they use Dean Winchester (and Castiel, in one case) as a locus for body positive affirmations, which is a fancy way of saying, "I want to write about how they make Dean Winchester fat and don't treat it like a bad thing, and what this means in a social context."