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Endings reveal a lot about the overarching ideas of a piece, and by finishing with Korra and Asami, the writers establish that The Legend Of Korra is a story about women first and foremost. It’s a series about how women relate to each other as friends, family, and rivals in romance and politics, an idea has became especially prominent in Book Three. Before that, there was much more emphasis on Korra’s connections with the men in her life: her father-daughter dynamic with Tenzin, her romantic entanglements with Bolin and Mako, her conflicts with Aman and Unalaq. Those relationships made Korra’s experience especially relatable to the adolescent females in the audience dealing with their own father drama and boy drama and the oppressive reality of living in a male-dominated society. But then the show stopped being about that.

The amount of time spent on Jinora, Asami, and the Beifong women in Book Three shifted the focus to the female cast, and Book Four pushed the men even further into the background by spotlighting a female villain and devoting more time than ever before on the inner workings of the title character. There are multiple times in this season when all the major players on screen are women, which is a remarkable thing in any action television series, animated or not. With so much emphasis on the female characters, it makes sense that The Legend Of Korra would end the series by looking at Korra’s relationship with another woman, and just the hint of a lesbian relationship is an extremely progressive step for an animated series geared to a younger audience.

Tenzin: Korra, you’ve transformed the world more in a few years than most Avatars did in their lifetimes.

Korra: But I feel like I’ve only just begun. There’s so much more I wanna learn and do.

Can we talk about how these two women are actually up walking around, looking for Korra, and taking custody of a powerful dictator? They were literally thrown across the city by a giant robot in a hunk of metal.

THIS WAS THE LAST TIME WE SAW THEM. LIKE MAYBE A FEW HOURS MAX BEFORE THE ABOVE CAP.

IN CONCLUSION BEIFONG WOMEN ARE TOUGH AS NAILS, POSSIBLY IMMORTAL.

Here’s a masterpost of all the domestic fluff (some with smut included) in 221B. Request other johnlock masterposts here. There are a lot more of these out there so this list will be continually added to as new fics are found. [28 fics]

  • Down Slow by scullyseviltwin [AO34.8k, explicit - A quiet, warm evening in. Takeaway and tension, so much neither wants to break it.
  • I Don’t Love You by LapOtter [AO31k, mature - “I’m not in love with you,” Sherlock said, in the panting aftermath of his orgasm.
  • Stag Night for Two by allonsys_girl [AO3] 47k, explicit - Begins with the stag night scene in The Sign of Three. John grabbing Sherlock’s knee leads to much more. Incorporates elements from His Last Vow now, as well, and has kind of gone totally off the canon rails.

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sofiiens asked:

Hi, I really enjoy your blog and I was wondering if you had any more supernatural crossover fics?

i might have some hidden in my cookie jar. interested?

The Concept Of Grace by demonicweirdo (3/3 | 20,232 | PG-13)

“Why did you leave?” Derek asked him, his voice calm. Which meant he was super-pissed. “If you’re my… guardian angel, why did you leave me?”
The words hit Stiles like a punch to the gut, and his wings shrunk into his back, disappearing. He opened his mouth to answer when Lydia cut in. “There’s a war going on. A civil war, in Heaven. We were fighting.”

The Price To Get To Hell by hbarker10 (1/1 | 7,120 | NR)

10 Years Earlier…
“Rise and shine kid.”
“What happened?”
“You sold your soul. Welcome to Hell.” Dean smirked at the kid then wrapped his hand round his shirt to haul him up.
“I’m in Hell?”
“That is the deal.” Dean started walking away, trusting the kid to follow him, most people did. Nobody wanted to be lost down here. The guy caught up to him and kept in step.
“Wait you have to wait, I’m here to find someone.”

Or Stiles sells his soul to find the man he loves and he really doesn’t care where it takes him.

Jestw moim bidetem żaba: Or the one where Stiles has tiny horns by maliwanhellfire (1/1 | 2,063 | PG-13)

“Could you repeat that?” Sam asked, near-shouting over the phone.

“There’s a demon in my car singing in Polish!” Dean yelled.

—-

Dean finds a demon in an abandoned hunting compound, but it’s only a little one.

Apple Pie by MakenzieSkye (5/? | 12,329 | NR)

Stiles is Cas & Dean’s son and they find out he’s dating Derek so Stiles has to bring him over for dinner.

Guardian by tsurai (3/? | 14,245 | R)

"Yes, he’d wanted freedom from his position as a crossroads dealer, but the pain of losing her – losing Mom – dragged up memories of the years spent on the rack, tortured and broken for nothing but the pleasure of it even as his soul slowly devoured itself and filled the holes with brimstone. The hurt was comparable. “Can you love us?” she’d asked once, and he knew the answer now: yes, yes I can, and I am so fucked.”

Stiles’ Mom made a Deal.

Part 1 of He’s Something, Alright

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