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Ways I'm like Thomas Sanders

-aggressively loves my friends
-sings musical or Disney songs to an almost laughable extent
-seriously, is probably singing Dear Theodosia or one of the songs from Princess And The Frog right now
-constantly trying to be motivated n productive and sometimes almost not failing
-not straight
-most of my friends are also not straight
-makes a fair few puns
-that one vine where the plans are cancelled

  • What I say: I love the 'enemies to lovers' trope
  • What people think I mean: I get off on violence. I think hate sex is the best, don't think healthy and stable relationships are 'interesting' enough, and I purposefully sabotage all my relationships. I frequently ship characters with their abusers and consider dragging someone along and domestic violence 'grey areas' because if you look at context it really just means they love each other.
  • What I actually mean: I love it when two people who hate each other, whether it be seemingly clashing personalities, or actual literal enemies (always enemies who balance each other out. Not 'anti-hero/villain guy constantly harasses heroine girl', but two people who are evenly matched and can hold their own against each other and even in hatred have somewhat respect for the other) who are fighting on opposite sides of a struggle, come together on equal ground and realize that they have more in common than they previously thought. When the two finally join the same side, whether it's due to the redemption of one character or what have you, they may not get along at first, but with time and effort the two eventually find themselves friends with the other. Only *after* they have an established trust and friendship do they then start to have romantic feelings for the other. The 'enemies to lovers' trope does not work if you cannot put 'friend' between the two.

@ my international followers: If germany does pass same-gender marriage tomorrow, pls dont make or reblog posts like “thank you Angela” or “thanks to Merkel there’s finally marriage for all in germany”.
No. No. She didn’t do this. She doesn’t deserve praise for this.
She and her party have opposed this for DECADES and just bc she’s not explicitly saying she’ll vote against it rn (bc there’s an election soon and she’s afraid for her approval rating) does NOT make her an lgbt ally.
Do NOT praise her for something she didn’t do.
(goes for my german followers too ofc, but non-germans seem to think Merkel is this liberal/progressive icon and just….no.)

UPDATE: she did indeed vote against it and in fact all the No votes came from her party :~)

ANOTHER UPDATE: no, this was not a plot by merkel to keep her conservative voter base (even if, it would still be shit to put old homophobes before equal rights to marriage). she’s just homophobic. she said so herself, she can’t vote in favour of same-gender marriage because of her ‘long held beliefs’ and bc she worries about the children. that’s homophobic, not a clever strategy.