he was affectionate with phil, had low self esteem though and got little views
makes innuendos, only about girls though, laughs and jokes but still has obvious low moments of self loathe
ignores anything regarding his sexuality, very guarded as his subscribers grow
even more retreated, gay is not a word in his vocabulary despite all the phan shippers
careful not to get too close to phil, still wears dark "men's" clothing, nothing feminine, doesn't want to stand out
makes gaming channel with phil, still reluctant to bring up any topic regarding a relationship, constantly in all black but doing better
"im phil trash #1", acknowledges and writes a borderline romantic phanfic, owns haru pillow, goes on holidays with phil and seems happy
wears black nail polish, openly talks about his man crush, explores fashion, happier than ever
2017, four months in:
wears black ripped skinny jeans, paints his nails with glitter polish, makes a pastel themed video with phil and posts several coupley photos, makes gay innuendos every sentence, radiates confidence, personal space what's that???
“The obsession, particularly online, with the homoerotic tension between
Sherlock and Doctor Watson… The template for us was the Billy Wilder
film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which deliberately
plays with the idea that Holmes might be gay. We’ve done the same
thing, deliberately played with it although it’s absolutely clearly not
the case. He’s only a brain, ‘everything else is transport’ to him and John clearly says, “I’m not gay, we’re not together” but the joke is that everyone assumes that in the 21st century
that these two blokes living together are a couple– what they wouldn’t’
have assumed in the 19th century. They’d have assumed they were bachelor
best friends and now they assume they’re lovers. That’s
obviously such fun to play with and the fact that people now assume, in a
very positive way, that they’re together is a different joke to it
being a negative connotation.” Mark Gatiss in The Gay Times, February 2012
Hmm, I’m actually not so sure about that. Because I never got this joke (and no, that’s not a generation thing. I’m round about the same age as the show creators). Honestly, to me, two blokes sharing a flat in central London in the 21st century are just two blokes sharing a flat because it’s fucking expensive. I’d never assume anything else.
Even if one of the man was depicted as obviously gay (Girlfriend? Nor really my area. - Boyfriend? I know it’s fine.) - I wouldn’t assume any kind of romatic interest between them. I can’t see a joke there either.
But when their flat sharing gets laden with innuendo? For example, their landlady asking them if they share a bedroom. Another acquaintance taking them for being on a date. Those two blokes gazing at each other as if they were about to eat each other alive. One of the man killing for the other, who, in return, protects him from being prosecuted… Well, then I’d start to assume something’s going on - because it is shown to me and hammered home.
Only, I can’t see a joke there either…
So, what Gatiss described in the above interview wasn’t what happened. They were not just showing us two blokes living together. Because then no one in the 21st century would think of them as a couple. Moffat and Gatiss had to actively insert innuendo for their viewers to catch up on their ‘joke’ in the first place. They encouraged this on many levels: text, acting choices, casting, costume, music, lighting, cinematography.
They actively implemented homoerotic (sub)text in their show - only to lament at the same time that people cought up on it? That some viewers expected something to come out of it. Because, in the 21st century, no one thought it possible that it could just be a lame joke! Because there just is no joke to it.
The viewers took the positive attitude Gatiis desrcibes a step further and expected positive representation from the writers after playing with the inherent homoeroticism of the original stories. The fandom was far more advanced than the show runners, it seems.
And why play with the
it in the first place? I really can’t see where the fun might be in there, apart from cracking some cheap gay jokes that feed an outdated no-homo attitude?
What is there to play with when it’s not an issue anymore? And if it’s still an issue, I’m not sure that making fun of it ist the appropriate approach to it.
these two being bros who do each other’s nails and come up with elaborate pranks. literal terror twins/partners in crime. their friends and enemies get no peace at all whatsoever. mikey’s bros are happy he’s making more friends but kinda wish that shini and mikey could be friends without attacking everyone with water balloons. karai finds it kinda cute that her gf and lil bro are hanging out and starts wearing waterproof makeup to survive the pranks.
Bringing back to oldie but still goodie ship of Kunoichi Squared, because these girls are no one’s damsel in distress.
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I made a post a while ago about the time duplicates of the TMNT 2012 kids turning into Space Pirates(!!!) and I was thinking about that again so here are some headcanons I’ve come up with so far:
-the original person to suggest it was Raph in a very sarcastic tone because Donnie had gotten arrested for stealing again, and this is the eleventh time they’ve had to break him out of jail why not just make it official already
-and then Mikey in a very not sarcastic manner wouldn’t let the idea go and essentially one by one they all ended up on board with the plan to become Intergalactic Space Pirates
-their original timeline selves had already accumulated plenty of enemies and bounties on their collective heads, might as well roll with the roles they’ve been given.
-Leo was tempted into it because SPACE ANYTHING is always tempting to him.
-also because typically they only steal from ‘bad guys’ and have a sort of Robin Hood thing going on.
-except when Donnie/Casey/Mikey/Raph/April absolutely have to have that one thing and laws be damned.
-Fugitoid was already a fugitive anyways so he’s just going along with things at this point.
-he has six kids now and apparently they all want to be pirates and he won’t disappoint them by saying no.
-Donnie is scary good at manipulating shit on the digital Black Market, and has actually held fake auctions for the ownership his siblings when he gets pissed at them. he only ever lets his brothers get a little kidnapped after they’re sold off. just until he’s got the money, alright?
-if there’s fire or fighting or a combination of the two anywhere in the area they’ve landed for the day it’s probably the direction Casey and Raph have gone.
-April gets a bigger gun than the pea-shooter she’s given by Fugitoid almost immediately, and then proceeds to keep collecting various guns as they go. she’s breaking twelve universal possession laws just by having a quarter of her collection.
-Leo isn’t always sure how they get into the situations they do but he’s basically just resigned to shenanigans and being chased by space police at this point.
-Mikey has caused more intergalactic incidents than one being should be able to feasibly cause, and has the highest bounty on his head.
-his wanted poster is him smiling widely at the camera and giving a peace sign because even though they’re light-years from earth he’s still a weeaboo piece of shit.
-Mikey might have the highest bounty but April has the biggest rep for being fucking terrifying and she loves it.
-Mikey’s bounty is only higher because of the sheer property damage he causes. April just scares everyone she meets into comas. it’s much less messy.
-Casey and Raph have a running tally of who can get into and win more bar fights.
-April is currently winning that tally.
-there are no legal drinking age laws in space and long story short they all got smashed one night and woke up with matching tattoos on their shoulders.
-the nonsense symbol was then assumed to be their flag sign and now they can’t escape being associated with it, even though it was originally just a half-assed drunk scribble courtesy of Mikey and Donnie fighting over a pen.
-it looks cool enough though so they’re rolling with it.
-Space!Donnie and Earth!Donnie eventually figure out how to contact each other and proceed to become each other’s best friend/worst enemy. they either hate each other’s guts or agree on literally everything together and there’s no in between for those moods.
-their conversations typically end with them either storming off and yelling “WHY AM I SUCH AN ASSHOLE?!” or them saying “Why can’t you be more like him?” to their family.
-Leo has way too much fun monologue-ing villain speeches at the ship crews they rob, and maybe kind of practices said monologues in the bathroom mirror before using them.
-Earth!Leo sometimes asks if they can switch places, and Space!Leo always says no.
-the Earth!Kids are maybe really jealous and want in on the Space Pirating shenanigans.
-it ends up being where they spend their vacation time.
-also everyone is gay in some manner because Space Is Gay and they’re in space so they are all gay and there’s no way around that.
Hello! Can i ask you to explain the whole dispacth situation with kaisoo? I want to know your perspective on things and how it affected you and them. Thank you very much :)
I think the pics was taken at the middle of february, and I heard some rumors at the end of february, and was like severely crushed (now I laugh about it cuz why did I even..) Then the dispatch pics came out on 4/1 and I was like meh.. *shrugs* I was expecting it.
But then the discussions started flooding everywhere, I talked with other ppl, I started putting 2 and 2 together, how convenient the timing of everything was, gay rumors, 2012 insider post that said that sm would pair kxk together, their photoshoots etc etc.. (talked more about that here)
And I didn’t buy it anymore. I called bullshit.
I looked more at the dispatch pics.. There’s been so many analysis of those already, so I won’t talk much about them. But smth that struck me was how they didn’t make any sense? The whole jacket thing is weird, one minute he’s got it, the next she’s got it, then back to him? It’s like there’s been different takes and someone’s been yelling “cut” throughout. And then, there’s the question of “who the fuck is going to drive this car” *drops dead in confusion* and it’s basically one big mess of incoherent pics/gifs from dispatch xDDDD
And then we also got mr. kim who’s looking SO happy
liek “fuck yes im out with my boo im so happy the lobster was fantastic lets do this again some time”
(meme cr) (she said she’d sue me if I didn’t credit i’m jk)
They had a performance on 4/1 too… which was hard for them.. especially so for nini and soo. (no one can deny soo’s involvement here..)
Soo had tears in his eyes, and was visibly affected.. (when does soo ever publicly cry? think about that..)
Nini kept on throwing glances at soo, obviously he was in a very bad position as well. With guilt..fans and everything.. :(
Nini was staring at soo, and when soo met nini’s eyes, nini quickly looked away, and then stared again..
So I guess that answers “how the dispatch pics affected them that day” atleast..
Kd seemed hesitant after that, it didn’t stop soo from helping nini who was injured, at any chance he got tho. Sm eventually started pushing other ships for soo, kd was put on the backburner, it didn’t seem like they were “allowed” to interact even. They were on a show during the late summer, where the host asked nini if he even knew soo at all, cuz he was asked to describe soo and he was hesitant when replying, and it was all a mess and a clear indication that sm wanted ppl to think that kd wasn’t close at all.. not even friends, even when everyone knew that they’ve always been known to be the closest. There were lots of angst and everything that hurt :(
^ this was basically me during that whole “after 4/1 period”, cuz sm was playing.. Idk why I was even surprised?
All the dots was eventually connected at the end :———-)
(canon will probably blow my characterization out of the water, but fuck it.)
This was just unfair, now. Completely totally unfair.
Usagi’s nose twitched again as he laughed, and dammnit, why was that such a cute laugh,
and he leaned forwards to grin at Leo. “I cannot believe one of your crew
members would willingly lay with a male Stuyrrid, did he not know about the
mutual flesh consumption post copulation?”
“Casey, uh, did not,” Leo said, forcing his eyes to stay
away from Usagi’s nose. “But he sure does now. He nearly lost some, hah, very important parts during that
That got another round of deep chuckles from Usagi, and even
with the noise of the tavern around them, Leo could nearly feel it. It made
Usagi’s whiskers shake, and his long ears twitch. Leo wanted to know if Usagi’s
ears were as soft as they seemed.
They’d only been talking for a half hour. How was he already
so far gone? And he’d only recently come to terms with his attraction to male
gendered beings. This was nearly a complete blindside.
Not fair, not fair at all.
“So…” Usagi said, moving his mug to the side to reach across
the table. Leo froze as the other outlaw’s white furred hand brushed his scaly
finger tips. Usagi gave Leo a sly smile. “How long was it again, until you have
to return to your ship?”
His hand- which was somehow both soft, yet calloused- closed
around Leo’s, and Leo gulped at the suddenly heated look Usagi was giving him.
“As long as you need,” Leo replied, forcing himself to
remain calm, and attempting to imitate the mercenary’s tone of voice.
Usagi cracked a smile, and wow why were bunny teeth suddenly
that cute, and he seemed more than pleased by Leo’s answer.
“Then let’s say we go find a room, shall we?” Usagi asked
with an inviting grin.
Leo’s heart jumped a bit, and he managed a short nod. “I’d
say we should.”
He told himself his family could wait a few hours, because
even if they couldn’t, no way he could
walk away from this now. Not with the chance to feel Usagi’s fur up close and
personal, and maybe even probably kiss him a little, a lot, hanging in the balance.
Did space mercenaries have cell phone numbers? Leo hoped
they did. Oh he so hoped they did.
I was just thinking about how potentially angsty a shinirai soulmate au could be.
Like, say you’re born with your soulmate’s name written on your skin, but Shini is really upset when she first meets Karai because she gets an instant crush on her, but the name written on her arm isn’t ‘Oroku Karai’, its 'Hamato Miwa’.
Additionally, Karai harbours a major crush on Shini, and she’s super jealous of this 'Miwa’ who is Shini’s 'real’ soulmate.
But then imagine how cute it would be when Karai finds out who she really is, and she realizes: Holy crap me and Shini are soulmates