okay so this post is wrong but what the heck it’s a Tumblr post, right, it’s mostly a joke, only it’s so perfectly echoing an idea I’ve seen elsewhere too, from actual paid critics and academic critiques, that Hugo “wasn’t writing for emotional teenagers”, that he’d be horrified by fandom, that he was too High and Erudite for the likes of  screaming theater kids and emotional teenagers

y’all. Y’all. 

Victor Hugo knew what fandom was.  And he absolutely LOVED it. 

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Why Thea Queen and Laurel Lance Are the Most Relatable Characters on ‘Arrow’

Recently, a list of Hollywood’s Best 50 Female Characters came out, and on that list was none other than Felicity of the CW’s Arrow. She is quoted by EBR as being “relatable and grounded,” and fans are running wild claiming she is the most relatable character on the show, and one of the most relatable on television currently. I’m here to challenge that notion.

Thea Queen and Laurel Lance are messy characters, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. They have been through hardships, they have made bad decisions, and they have paid the consequences of those bad decisions (a lot of the time made by other people in their lives). They both have dealt with extremely heavy and realistic problems that don’t fall into the realm of magically curing paralysis or somehow feeling no guilt for the death of over 10,000 people. These problems include grief, depression, addiction, and guilt.

Both Thea and Laurel were forced to overcome the grief of losing Oliver instantly. They were both forced to grieve alone in fact. Thea’s parents had one another and shut her out to cry by herself, and Laurel’s parents divorced, her father became an alcoholic, and she also lost her sister, who was sleeping with the love of her life when she “died”. So, Laurel was also forced to deal with the knowledge of that betrayal. While the circumstances regarding these loses are heightened for the sake of television, they still are grounded in realism. Everyone has dealt with the loss of a family member or an incredibly close friend, and everyone has been forced to deal with the grief that comes along with. 

Another thing both Thea and Laurel were forced to go through was addiction. To deal with her grief, Thea began using drugs to cope with the pain she constantly felt, which lead to incredibly negative actions on her part. She was forced to face those consequences and better herself because of them. Laurel, on the other hand, fell into an alcoholic addiction once she lost Tommy, whom she believed to be the new love of her life, and was again left by Oliver, whom she believe would help comfort her in a time of need. Add in the fact that alcoholism runs in the Lance family, and Laurel suddenly becomes a figure for all those struggling with addiction or those who have someone close to them who is struggling with it. And it was constantly thrown in her face. Not only that, but Laurel was forced to overcome her mental illness on her own while also being forced to relive her presumed dead sister and ex-boyfriend once again rekindling their relationship. These women grew from these tragic circumstances they found themselves in; they felt pain; they cried; but they became stronger.

Probably the most relatable thing these women have been forced to overcome is guilt. In season 3, Thea found comfort in the one person she believed would never lie to her: her father. But unbeknownst to her, Malcolm forced her to kill Sara, someone she considered a friend, and once Thea discovered what she had done she was forced to deal with the aftermath. She did not run from it. She faced it head on. She confessed to Laurel, who strongly embraced Thea with open arms and assured her it was not her fault. She confessed to Nyssa in hopes that it would free her from the pain she is feeling. Thea was brave; she was incredibly brave. In season 4, Thea was once again faced with a tremendous amount of guilt as she was forced to choose between killing people to satisfy her bloodlust or let herself die, and she decided the later. She was willing to give up her own life so that she would not hurt anyone else.

Laurel, after being constantly lied to, made the decision to resurrect her sister Sara after she was murdered. Afterwards, she was forced to deal with the guilt and trauma that Sara would endure. While she knew what she did was wrong, Laurel wanted her family back; she did not want to lose her sister again. But her hypocritical ex boyfriend constantly threw it back in her face, and Laurel had enough. She finally stood up. She knew what she put Sara through. She knew the guilt that she was facing, and she didn’t need to be constantly reminded of it.

These women have, without a doubt, the strongest character development on the series. No, they are not perfect. No, they are not witty. And no, they are not just “relatable and grounded.” They are inspirational. They taught us that you can fight back, and that you can overcome your struggles even if everyone around you is telling you that you can’t. It’s okay to be messy. You can pull yourself back up. They felt real things, and it made them real people.



Legends of Tomorrow | 2.08 | Ray Palmer

I think we can all agree if anyone here looks like a G-man here, it’s me.

i just realized something and i may be wrong but

Yuuri’s SP program ends with him facing away (from Viktor?) in a gesture of rejection - “the playboy moving on to the next town”

while Yuuri’s FS ends with him pointing towards and reaching for Viktor

So the SP Viktor choreographed for Yuuri very soon after he arrived to coach him is based on the drunk banquet scene when they first met, and when Yuuri showed such ‘Eros’, because that’s all Viktor knew of him back then

But then the FS Viktor choreographed for Yuuri later on, as he got to know him better contains much more of what Yuuri is, as Viktor got to gradually know different sides of Yuuri. And he knows now that Yuuri never meant to leave him, he was reaching towards Viktor all along. 

I’m reading a Malec fanfic and Magnus cries in it. And I didn’t realise how powerful that image was. I always see him as being powerful in terms of his magic and his charisma and his stance. But the the thought of him crying makes me want to wrap him up and curl him in my arms forever. When/if Magnus cries on the show, I’ll legit die because he’s such a complex character and I will love him till the end of the world. 

ALSO! also marisha calling That Moment a power play was so. spot. on.

their entire relationship has been a push and pull between them, guided mostly by percy’s demons (literal and figurative) and vex’s insecurities. now that they’re moving past those things vex is getting frustrated with percy overthinking things so she just. decides to shake things up a bit and gain the upper hand. percy tries to gain some control back by still opening the bag and showing her the bottles but, well, we all know who’s really in control of this relationship. and they love it that way

mintyhippobiz  asked:

I can't help but feel spiritually connected with yuuri in terms of his performances... I think that is why I'm hesitant to ship viktor and yuuri... It feels like I crave the same kind of supportive relationship that yuuri feels he has with viktor and the only reason things get shippy (like in ep10) is because yuuri is so awkward and doesn't know how to show appreciation to someone that he values so much in a less relationship-like way... *sigh* I'm just disappointed and would like to discuss...

Hm, interesting! I see their relationship as, for his entire skating career, Yuuri looked up to Viktor as his long-distance mentor; Yuuri idolized the man and everything he was and did. And then when Viktor offered to be his coach, all of his dreams came true, but it was a bit too intense, and Yuuri’s anxiety and insecurity wasn’t allowing him to fully accept their new relationship. Also Viktor was being randomly intimate with him (but now we know why huhuhuhu) and that scared him a bit. But then Viktor made Yuuri realized that yes, he can be sexy, and on the ice he almost developed a different personality - he unlocked his deep sensual side (well, sober anyways) - all because Viktor encouraged him and actively believed in him. I feel like it would be impossible for Yuuri to not fall in love with Viktor. And we now know that Viktor pretty much fell in love (or least gained a potent infatuation) for Yuuri when he saw him dance (and felt him grind up against him) at the banquet the year before. I think both Yuuri and Viktor have never really had a good, pure relationship (we know that Viktor has been neglecting love for 20 years, and Yuuri admitted he’s never had a girlfriend/partner), and now they have found one with each other, and it’s beautiful. Yuuri can skate like he’s never skated before, and while they both realize that Viktor is a fairly weak coach, they have found something in each other that can only be labeled as love. 

Wow that went deeper than I’d intended lol. 

   Pitch 110 bawson and mike lawson feels. 

 You know what I’m really tired of this whole let’s pretend we can be together because (put here these reason why not) and let’s go back to our exes or new love interests we are not really interested trop, but here with bawson it makes perfect sense. Especially from Mike’s perspective, he is a breathing, living and walking human disaster ™ that’s for sure, and him turning to Rachel when things got heated is so him. This soft marshmallow only wants to be loved and have a family to get back to after long day even though it’s all an illusion, but he is used to pretend to believe in that illusion. His mom created an illusion they are happy moving from town to town because she wasn’t adult enough to give him a stable normal home. Rachel created another illusion that he believed, that it was his fault that she cheated on him because it was his fault not hers, his. So pretending that some things are enough when they aren’t is his specialty.
He is willing to get back with Rachel for sake of being happy which is another lie. I think he is scared to take a fight for Ginny because of what Rachel said to him that: he needs to figure out want he wants and not drug anyone to his garbage. He doesn’t want to ruin Ginny, because this she is too important to him. And Rachel is an easy choice and she knows his garbage good enough to jump into it, even if she told him not to drug anyone there. She wants to have him and when something happens again she is ready to leave him and makes him feel guilty about it and he is ready for that, because that’s apparently the prize he has to pay to be happy. Rachel is really selfish and she is using him vulnerability for her own plans. This episode showed it clearly, that bedroom scene, ouch he knows exactly what is coming yet still was happy to see her on the stands.Ugh!
And Ginny he knows she is his future and his happiness, but they are in another levels of their lives and careers and he is too scared to fuck something up with her, so he is his normal disaster self and again cornered himself in a rabbit hole. Also he loves her that much that he thinks if he lets her go (because fight is to scary and messy) she will be better off without him, but the most terrifying thought for him is what if they give this a shot and something goes wrong and he fuck this up (because he has a master degree on that one). That would definitely destroy him completely, because the least he wants is to break Ginny and himself up, so being a teammates must be enough for him and his illusion of happiness with Rachel. But once he gets out of that freaking rabbit hole and get his head straight, oh that will be so good! I’m here for it! My poor marshmallow baby, you can do it!

Mike Lawson Soft Marshmallow and Human Disaster ™ everyone.

mad-madam-m  asked:

L, O, S!

L: Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for?
—For art, probably something domestic. I love established relationship and them just living together. For fic…something historical, amnesia, or maybe sports au. Something I don’t see a lot but want more of.

O: Choose a song at random, what ship does it remind you of?

—-I just did itunes random. Eve 6′s “Showerhead” came up, which is my ultimate angsty, break up “but of course we’re getting back together idc if you are with this other person” song. Everything reminds me of Sterek now, but I started using this as a shipping song either when I was in Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings rpf.

S: What’s a headcanon you have?

—I have this headcanon that the sheriff spends A LOT of time with Stiles and Derek. Like, they never leave Beacon Hills, or never go very far, because both Stiles and Derek want to stay close to him. Derek knows the sheriff will never replace his own parents - he doesn’t want that, and neither does the sheriff - but Derek comes to look at him like a father. They do stuff together, like go fishing and camping (and Stiles comes along though he’s not really outdoorsy, but he loves that Derek and his dad loves it).

The sheriff comes over for dinner at least once a week, and Derek and Stiles goes to his house at least once a week. Derek eats lunch with the sheriff on a lot of days, and Stiles is usually working so he can’t join them, but he does when he can. Stiles likes to meet his dad for breakfast on Saturday or Sunday mornings, where they get pancakes and Stiles doesn’t get too mad. (Stiles doesn’t always make it to breakfast bc sometimes Derek distracts him and doesn’t let him out of bed).

When they have kids, the sheriff is always there. He keeps the kids when he can, and he spends as much time with them as he can. He’s the best grandpa. Spoils them rotten, and teaches them all kinds of things like he did Stiles when he was a little boy. Though he’s a softie, the kids know you can’t get away with ANYTHING with Grandpa, and it’s almost worse than Dad, who’s a freaking werewolf!

Every holiday, the sheriff is there, taking photos and down on the floor with the kids. He comes over Christmas Eve early, and he spends the night so he’s there Christmas morning when the kids wake up and see that Santa Claus has come. 

And the sheriff keeps the kids when he knows Stiles and Derek need a break and need to be together just the two of them, and they never really talk about why the sheriff just randomly takes the kids and lets them spend the night, but Stiles and Derek never complain bc they always need. Sometimes they have sex all night, other times they fall asleep curled together on the couch. The sheriff takes the kids camping, or out for pizza, and even to the movies, and the next morning, he takes them out for pancakes like he always did with Stiles.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Morgan and Carol right now? Im still on the fence about Morgan not sure if I can like him after everything that happened with Carol hence I wanted to hear what you think

first, let me tell you i’m flattered anyone would give a damn about my opinion on stuff and thangs, second, if i can sway you, i’d def tell you to give morgan a chance. hey, carol is giving him a chance and god knows she needs as many caring friends as she can possibly find right now.

let’s get this straight, carol was already broken before morgan even met her. she was pretending to be fine, not allowing herself to feel it and distancing herself from everybody. she was already haunted by her past, sophia, the killing, lizzie, everything she has done for her family. morgan’s approach didn’t help. he actually just made it worse when he started pushing her in an effort to help her. i gotta confess that throughout s6 it was a bit hard for me to watch specially because morgan vs carol to kill or not to kill dilemma was basically their whole storyline in s6. it’s a drag for the fans, and you could see that resolution coming from a mile away.

anyways, right now, carol and morgan are in a good place. he went out looking for her probably because he felt guilty, but also because he genuinely cares about her. morgan also made sure carol knew other people care about her too, telling her daryl would have come for her, and rick actually did. he actually killed for her. plus morgan himself already straight out told her she was right, that he knew he made it worse for her and he shouldn’t have pushed her, should have given her space just like she asked. he promised to respect her wishes, and that’s what he has been doing. what more can you ask of him? you gotta love a man who owns up to his mistakes.

we all make mistakes. god knows carol’s made plenty herself. now morgan is just leaving fruit at her doorstep and letting their interactions be on her own terms. did you see carol being all full of sass and morgan smiling like that in the sneak peek? god i love it. morgan smiling!!!!!! what a sight for sore eyes! then richard had to be a creep showing up at her doorstep. go away, richard! so yeah, morgan is a good guy. he is dealing with his own demons and it seems like he finally found his place at the kingdom. he just seems more at peace there.

Do you ever just think about how BRILLIANT and talented Tina Goldstein is? Like becoming an auror is so hard, and a good majority of the people who try to become one never even make it to the position. If the American requirements for becoming an auror are anything like the British, she would have had to receive top marks on at least five challenging exams in her last year of school. And then she would have had to go through MORE training, which is where a lot of people are cut off, because the three years of auror training is extremely difficult, if you’re even accepted into the training program at all.

Like in the Harry Potter books, it’s stated that being an auror is an elite position, only the BEST of the BEST actually make it to the position of auror, but Tina did!!

Basically; Tina Goldstein is amazing as hell, and if I ever see anyone underestimating her, I’m going to fight them.

about that last scene

So I haven’t watched the whole show – I was only able to catch the last ten or so minutes – but I need to talk about that last scene, specifically that scene with Mike watching the news report.

I was terrified that was going to be a previously taped report and either he was going to call Rachel or he was going to lean back and she was going to be on the couch next to him. The whole scene felt like a throwback to when he called Ginny after the All Star game and I was sure that they were going to try to sub in Rachel for Ginny…and I’m so happy they didn’t. I’m so happy that instead they cut the scene with him alone and her at the hospital. (Not because I want him alone or her at the hospital, obviously.)

I mean, we can be as annoyed and angry as we want about the Rachel x Mike stuff, and I am, but I feel like the writers were also very clear in that she’s not replacing Ginny. And regardless of the dumbass way that Mike interpreted his “Cubs talk” with Al, Ginny was never a replacement for Rachel. Rachel obviously represents some sort of fucked up safe, happy place for him. (Mommy issues rearing their ugly head.) She’s something to come home to at the end of the day so he feels less alone, but it’s Ginny he’s missing in that scene. Ginny is the one he wants to call and talk to about his day.  

To be clear: I don’t like Rachel. I don’t like that she’s being emotionally manipulative with Mike. If you feel neglected in your marriage (and that was definitely a mistake that Mike made) then you leave, you don’t cheat and then accept no responsibility for it. That being said, I can also understand why he went back to her. What I’m going to need to see next season (because there WILL be a next season, I refuse to think otherwise) is either her owning up to her shit and some serious life changes and counselling happening or the writers making it clear that this is not a healthy relationship and it needs to end.

I have no problem with Bawson with other people…I don’t necessarily love the other people who have been chosen in this scenario, but I don’t always like the significant others that my friends choose either, so that’s fine. BUT…there needs to be a reason other than “drama” for these relationships to have started and for them to continue. So much of this show has been about emotionally rich relationships and if they fall down now then I’m gonna cry in a corner for the rest of my life.

And that was way more than I planned on writing about one scene. Good lord. I’m gonna need some therapy to deal with this show…a half as season – that’s all it took to fuck me up.

telepathy, in general, is portrayed in pop culture as being potentially very traumatic for individuals with the power. magical headaches, hearing things you shouldn’t hear, being tortured and abused due to your unique access to critical information…

additionally, it’s implied that queenie’s legilimensy is genetic. she can’t switch it off. she doesn’t need to touch someone to have access to their thoughts, because she is being bombarded with them constantly, every day. ‘people are easiest to read when they’re hurting,’ and everyone is hurting in some way. everyone has worries on their mind.

most adults couldn’t handle it. how do you???? expect a young child to???? have access to the emotional sophistication of hundreds of people several generations her senior? how do you expect a child to be able to handle a constant barrage of unfiltered internal commentary?

people hold their tongues around kids, so as to avoid damaging their delicate sensibilities. we all; censor ourselves around each other. queenie doesn’t have this privilege. at all. ever. beginning when she is VERY young.

so sorry if being afraid of hundreds of voices in your head is a little melodramatic????