They consider themselves brothers

Why is Jon/Sansa endgame?

Hello to all, once again. Of course, I’ve decided to do another small, well, LARGE meta on why I personally think Jonsa is endgame. Now, these are my points, and my views, if you don’t agree, you’re free to do so. On we go now.

Now, since season 6, I’ve started shipping Jon and Sansa. Believe me, before season 6, I never thought they would even meet each other. But, I was surprised, and was also very surprised by the chemistry they had with each other. From the get go, from the scene where they discuss home and from there, I was very…suspicious of their interactions with each other. Now, personally, I have no brothers. I do have sisters though. I would never act with them the way Sansa and Jon act with each other. The stares, the heavy breathing after arguing, the protection speech. 

Moving on…

Point 1: They look like Ned and Cat reborn. Even book wise, Jon is said to look the MOST like Ned, even Cat says so. Sansa herself is compared to Catelyn numerous times. By Petyr, by Lysa, etc. Now even though Sansa is compared to Cat, she doesn’t treat Jon the same way Catelyn did. After meeting him again, she becomes very close with Jon. She learned from  her mistakes. Anyway…

At the wall, after his death, when Jon came back, he started to wear his hair in a man-bun, and it matched Ned’s perfectly, almost eerily. Sansa also started to wear her hair in ‘northern’ braids. Much like her mother did. Even in season 7 now, she wears her hair a lot like her mothers, with a touch of Cersei in it. 

Jon/Ned- Honorable, broody, tries to do the right thing all the time, protective, etc. 

Sansa/Cat: Red hair, has the ‘tully’ look about her. Sansa also has the gift of observation, a lot like Cat did. Etc.

Now, this relationship. Cat and Ned’s. They were not married for love, they were married because Catelyn was engaged to Ned’s brother, Brandon. He however, met his end in Kings Landing when the mad king Aerys invited him and his father, for a peace summoning. He was burned alive. To join the two houses, Catelyn and Ned then married. Over the years, Catelyn said their marriage was built up, ‘stone by stone.’ They also had the most loving, healthy relationships on the show. 

In Season 7 Jon and Sansa have had so many parallels to Ned and Cat. Their looks, and now their actions. 

Point 2: Their chemistry!!

Like I said in the introduction to this meta, their scenes in season 6 were so…tense. This scene specifically. They just ooze sexual tension. Like…their are so many unspoken words between them. So many things they want to unleash, all the anger they have pent up, not exactly at each other, but just in general. 

Hell, Kit said himself. “Sansa twists him in ways no one else can. She gets under his skin.” We’ve seen this before, with Ygritte. When they were together, Jon and Ygritte argued a lot. It came to a boiling point when they fucked in a cave. Jon and Sansa’s chemistry has yet to come to the ‘boiling’ point. In the tent though, with all the heavy breathing, the lighting, and the intense eye contact, I was halfway expecting Jon to throw Sansa on the table and fuck her senseless. 

If they weren’t ‘brother and sister’ no doubt that would have happened.

I’ve also said before that they have this unspoken thing to their relationship. They can communicate without words. Like when they were meeting with Lyanna Mormont, Jon knew when to jump in when Sansa needed him, and Sansa knew when to jump in when Jon needed her too. 

I love that.

Point 3: Their compatibility.

Now, at the moment they do consider themselves ‘brother and sister.’ Even though they don’t act like it.

Now, season 6 and 7 has shown us that Jon needs help when it comes to political aspects of ruling. And Sansa, well, she admits that he’s the ‘military man.’ Sansa knows the south, because she was experienced it, she’s tasted the betrayal, the death, the hypocrisy. She’s been flung into it, the only thing that protected her was her ladylike facade. 

Also, in the books, Jon and Sansa dream of having children that look like their deceased siblings. And have their names. They dream of returning to Winterfell, they think about it constantly. Also, the books show the parallel journey that they both take. It isn’t as noticeable in the show, but book-wise, it is very plainly seen. 

Also, my last meta was about redheads, and why Jon seems so drawn to them. He’s drawn to them because of two women he couldn’t get to notice him. Cat especially. I also mentioned that he ‘detested’ ladies, but that’s just a front because of the wounded pride aspect of it. He knows he’ll never be with a lady of a great house. He ‘hates’ them, but begins to love Ygritte because of her stories, and singing. Now, Jon himself, for Sansa, is her hero. 

In the books, she dreams of someone beheading Janos Slynt. Well, someone does…Jon Snow. 

He’s brave, gentle, and strong.

Point 4: The Stark name..

I wrote a comment on a video a long time ago, stating that Jon and Sansa are the only two who can rebuild house Stark. If Sansa were to marry another, her children would not have the name Stark. Arya herself, has never wanted that life. Bran, he can’t procreate, because his ‘anatomy’ does not work. He says it himself, he’ll never be Lord of anything, he’s the three-eyed raven. 

This is where Starkbowl threw me. They said at the end of season 6, Sansa was pissed because she wasn’t crowned Queen. I didn’t believe that then, didn’t believe it between seasons, and I sure as hell don’t believe it now. Sansa knows if she were Queen, she would be forced to marry a random Northern Lord. Or Baelish would try to get his hooks in her again. She would be sold like cattle once more. I think Sansa was very glad that that wasn’t what happened. 

Now Jon: Yes, it is true that Jon is basically a Targaryen. However, if he were to marry a Stark, he could take her name. If he so chose to do so. She could legitimize him as :Stark: by the only way really…marriage. 

When Jon’s parentage becomes a known fact, and it will, probably in season 8. We saw the way the Northern Lord’s reacted when they heard Daenerys was in Westeros. How will they feel knowing that Jon, their KING, is a Targaryen? They only put him that spot because they thought he was Ned Starks son. Well, he isn’t. He’s Rhaegar Targaryens. They won’t bend the knee to a dragon. But, if Jon were to marry a Stark, his claim would stay strong, and the Stark claim would stay even stronger. Their children would be Starks, the name carrying on. 

Point 5: Their blood relations..

“But, they’re siblings!” False. They are NOT siblings, they are first cousins. And yes, in TODAY’S TIMES, I repeat TODAY’S TIMES, it is seen as taboo, but, back in medieval times, it was considered normal. Even in civil war times, for those who have seen Gone with the Wind, the Wilkes married their cousins. They always did. Melanie was Ashley’s cousin. Also, Sansa was going to marry Robyn Arryn, he is also her first cousin. 

Now, looking at blood logistics here:

Siblings share 50% blood relations.

Aunt/Nephew share 25% blood relations.

1st cousins share between 7-12% blood relations.

Also, the Stark line has married cousin/cousin before. Even uncle/niece before. It was not common, but it did happen. It has happened in the Stark line. Ned’s mother and father were cousins. Tywin and his wife were first cousins. 

“Were will you go?” 

“Where will we go?”

“I won’t ever let him touch you again, I’ll protect you, I promise.”

“We need to trust each other, we can’t fight a war amongst ourselves, we have so many enemies now.”

“Do you think I’m Joffrey?”

“You’re as far from Joffrey then anyone I’ve ever met.”

“You’re good at this, you know?”

“You are. You are.”

“Would that be so terrible?”

“You know him better than anyone, what do you think?”

“You’re abandoning your people! You’re abandoning your home!”

“Until I return, the north is yours.”

“I love Sansa..”

“As I loved her mother…”

Touch my sister, and I’ll kill you myself.”

^^^^^^(NOT MY PIC!!!)

What does LF know?

“Does she miss me terribly?”

Jon’s expression: =.= bitch please. I will throw your little ass off here.

“I didn’t ask.”

And more to come with Theon, and the Hound later this season.

I think I’ve made my point, loud and clear. 

Also, one last thing:

Each house's friendships: Gryff edition
  • Gryffindor: most likely to consider themselves brothers
  • Hufflepuff: that one friend they go to when they need to rant and receive a hug
  • Ravenclaw: can have hours long conversations about a show they like
  • Slytherin: everyone ships them secretly (and it freaks Slyth out)
Actor AU
  • MyStreet is a popular TV show that the gang stars in.
  • Zane and Katelyn are actually good friends behind the scenes, they typically get coffee together before morning shoots.
  • Travis and Aphmau are pun buddies, annoys literally every other cast member.
  • This is the first production Laurence has ever had a big part in, most of the time he was just a background character or had minor roles.
  • Garroth on the other hand has never not been a leading character.
  • Dante is infamous for getting kicked off shows for getting in relationships with the other actors and it not ending well; MyStreet has been his longest lasting show.
  • When they were filming Love~Love Paradise, Aaron admitted that he couldn’t swim, Aphmau-who was actually pretty good at it-taught him how.
  • Kawaii-chan is always the one making everyone snack and drinks, not because anyone makes her, just because she actually enjoys it.
  • Michi is actually a total sweetheart; every time she has to be rude to someone in a scene, she goes up to them and apologizes right after. 
  • Vylad, Garroth, and Zane actually hang out frequently and they consider themselves real brothers. 
  • Zianna is Zane’s actual mom and she was the one who got Zane into acting.
  • Kawaii-chan was not really for the cat ears thing at first, but now she loves them and wears them E V E R Y W H E R E.
  • Whenever Travis and Zane are put in an interview together, they constantly flirt and use pet names for each other just to mess with the viewer. Aphmau scolds them for this, but secretly finds it hilarious, especially all the fan art and pics people make for them.
  • Aaron is the biggest shipper ever and he loves being part of the biggest one on the show.
  • Dante is the one who suggested Nicole to play the part of Dante’s relationship. Everyone was a bit nervous about it, given all the things that have went wrong with him and personal ties in the past, but they actually worked well together and it turned out great. 
  • Lucinda has flirted with literally everyone on the cast and everyone takes it differently. Example would be that Katelyn thinks it’s really funny and Garroth gets really flustered.
  • Zane has two different colored eyes, one blue and one green. While he does cover it up for the show, he doesn’t hide it in public, which actually made him less recognized until an interview revealed that he has two eye colors.
  • Celeste is Aaron’s dog and she was supposed to be more loyal to Aphmau, but they decided that Celeste always being drawn to Aaron added a humorous effect. 
  • Reese-strangely enough-really likes wearing body paint, Marsh not so much.
  • The girls + Travis have a mandatory girls night out once a month. 
  • Zane is really good at eye makeup, so he’ll help out the girls sometimes (Yes he does wear it himself as well).
  • When they were deciding what to do for the neighborhood play arc, at first they wanted the play to be something more magical, since it was the arc that lucinda was introduced in, but Laurence suggested a modern Romeo and Juliet and the couldn’t resist.
  • Btw, the gaurence kiss was Aaron’s idea

I really don’t get why people think the “You’re like a brother to me” line discredits sheith in any way. When I was watching the show and hadn’t yet entered the fandom I didn’t think anything at all from that line other than confirming that Shiro and Keith were really close.

Because… that’s what it means. Two men that are really close always consider themselves “brothers”. This is completely different from ACTUALLY being brothers lol and anyone with any sense could see that Shiro and Keith do not behave like siblings, and instead behave like two friends that know each other really well. Because that’s what they are.

I mean, the same line is in another popular ship, Rickyl, in TWD:

This is a common theme in pretty much EVERY popular mlm ship that has ever existed. Stucky? Described as “brothers”.

“[It’s] the concept of Bucky as his brother — two guys who were raised together and had nobody else other than each other, in very poor conditions, and then suffered through the war together.”


They’re very close, yet it’s not sexualized. It becomes brotherly in those moments. It has this fantastic, intellectually intimate, soulful connection, and with that comfort, a physical intimacy that is not necessarily sexual, but it is very much how you see close brothers interacting.

Yes Hannibal and Will, total bros. We all know how that turned out.

I could go on.

Describing a close male friendship as “brotherly” literally means NOTHING as far as discrediting shipping them. If anything it is the foundation on which most mlm ships are built.

You all are so obviously new to shipping. Please maybe be quiet and try to learn something from your elders. And by the way, straight people have been yelling at queer people to stop interpreting these relationships as gay for eons - you literally just sound like all the homophobes that get angry at LGBT+ people for “making things gay” because we have to make representation for ourselves within these “bromances”.

cloakedsparrow  asked:

I always wonder whenever I come across someone who ships Jason/Tim, so I just thought I'd actually ask for once: how do you think Bruce would react when he discovered they were in a relationship? I mean, they're not technically related but he does consider them his sons and has adopted them both. Plus, there was the whole time when Jason seemed to hate Tim and even tried to kill him. There's also the possibility of it affecting their vigilantism.


A fair but loaded question- and you’ve come to the absolute, most inarticulate person on this hellsite. Buckle up friend, we’re going on this journey of discovery together.

Long post under the cut!

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

4x16 - On The Head Of A Pin Dean and Castiel talk privately and the iconic destiel line; "I was getting to close to the humans in my charge. You. " is said. But in the unaired/extended version of that scene, the quote goes; "I was getting to close to the humans in my charge. You. And even your brother" Why do you think they cut out "and even your brother" from that scene?

Why do they always make a differentiation between Dean and Sam?

I did it to protect you. I did it to protect all of you.

I love you. I love all of you.

Originally posted by that-fandom-feminist

Originally posted by weeklyspn



I imagine at this point in season 4 it was just a little too much given they were toying with subtext more than building a story but who knows, that’s just my opinion. I mean I think that Cas at this point thinks Sam is a victim, a poor kid, an abomination that he feels pity for, whereas Dean is constantly challenging him, making him think, their dynamic IS different. 

There is no excuse for the later choices though, that’s why most of my “it’s written as romantic” meta comes after 7x17, as that is when it is clearest to me that they were writing it that way, before that IMO it could have been queer baiting / building homoerotic subtext for layering and Cas might just have liked Dean better due to their ‘bond’ in Hell / Dean being the one he interacted with most while Sam was just the poor victim, but since then they’ve all grown together, Sam and Cas have gotten closer, they consider themselves brothers and friends.

So WHY is it still different? Why has it been consistently made different? Why do we always see Sam in the brother-in-law role while Dean is in the husband role regarding Cas? Because now it is a beautiful love story between Dean and Cas. 

anonymous asked:

Heyyy, so i wanna stan winner/ikon where do you suggest i start? Cause like theres so many stuff... also what song do you recommend? Hope you dont mind answering. Tq!


i’m so happy you will never regret stanning them i promise!

*first of all you need to know that winner and ikon are like a family they loved and supported each other since day 1 (never listen to the winkon antis)

**and please don’t stan Taehyun it will only hurt you

WIN: Who Is Next (2013) (warning: intense show! you will probably cry on every episode) here is the link to the first episode (x) you will find the other episodes on the same channel (with eng subs)

WINNER TV (2013-2014) (best show 11/10 would recommend URIGA WIIIINER don’t stan Taehyun i said!!!) here is the link to the first episode (x) you will find the other episodes on the same channel (with eng subs)


The Debut Album: 2014 S/S

first watch the teasers because *cough* winner’s teasers are on whole other level *cough*

Here (x) is the playlist of all their debut album’s teasers,,, truly iconic

The MVS: Empty (x) Color Ring (x) Mino’s Solo I’m Him (x) + a link where you can listen to the whole album (x)

And watch their live performances because they’re amazing!  they became the fastest male group to win on a music show by taking first place on M! Countdown during their debut stage (MONSTER ROOKIES INDEED)

In 2015 they didn’t have a comeback unfortunately but Mino was pretty active because he went to Show Me The Money 4 and he released songs like Okey Dokey featuring Zico (x) and Fear featuring Taeyang (x) (read the lyrics) (Fear  became the show’s most downloaded single with over one million digital sales,,, legends only)

The Comeback: The EXIT MOVEMENT

in 2015 it was announced that the group would be returning from hiatus in 2016, with a ‘comeback series’ with at least 4 project releases: EXIT:E EXIT:X EXIT:I EXIT:T (i don’t want to remember this lie, i cry every night)

watch the teasers because *cough* winner’s teasers are on whole other level, nothing will top winner’s teasers *cough*

WINNER - 2016 PROJECT ‘EXIT MOVEMENT’ TEASER FILM (x) (the most iconic teaser i’ve seen in my whole life i remembered i cried like a bitch that day)

Individual teasers: Mino (x) Taehyun (x) Seunghoon (x) Seungyoon (x) Jinwoo (x) (These teasers are the definiton of art)

The Covers: a number of musical covers of their title tracks were released as promotional teasers featuring Lee hi (x) Taeyang (x) Zion.T (x) Dean (x) AKMU (x) Katie Kim (x) GD (x) EPIK HIGH (x) (truly legendary when will anyone ever)

The MVS: BABY BABY (x) Sentimental (x) Taehyun’s solo I’m Young (x) You can also listen to the whole album here (x

(BEST COMEBACK OF 2016??? but ofc ppl kind of let them flop because ppl don’t appreciate talent smh,,,) a lot of shit happened after that i don’t want to remember it lol, there was no EXIT:E, no comeback, nothing

Taehyun l*ft the group and i still cry about it every night i hope i choke :)

Show Me The Money 3: (2014)

Bobby and B.I competed in the third season of SMTM, B.I was eliminated in the seventh episode while Bobby became the season’s winner (king of rap) listen to their tracks pls: Be I (x) / Go (x) YGGR (x) (warning: you will dab so much that you will break your neck) L4L (x) Bounce (x

MIX AND MATCH (2014) (warning: you will also cry a lot)

here is the link to the first episode (x) you will find the other episodes on the same channel (with eng subs)


(ikon don’t have mv teasers the fuck,,, I still don’t get it either)

My Type (x) Airplane (x) Rhythm Ta (x) Anthem (x) Apology (x) Dumb&Dumber (x) What’s Wrong? (x) #WYD (x) // you can listen to the whole album here (x)

(They slayed the charts with their songs MONSTER ROOKIES INDEED)

Watch their mv makings they are really funny and watch their live performances because their stage presence is no joke!


A hip-hop sub-unit consisting of Mino and Bobby

Bobby released his solo song (FINALLY) it’s called HOLUP! (x) (don’t dab too much you’ll break your neck!)

Mino released another solo song called Body (x) (full offense and not to be too biased but this was the best song of 2016)

After that they released their collab songs: Full House (x) and Hit Me (x)

FULL OFFENSE BUT THIS WAS THE BEST COLLAB OF 2016 BUT PEOPLE LET THEM FLOP ESPECIALLY THE WINKON ANTIS (those who only support winner or only support ikon,,, i don’t get it tbh how can you like ONE group while hating the other especially after knowing ALL WHAT THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH TOGETHER + THEY LITERALLY CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS BROTHERS THE FUCK)

Additional infos:

Winner’s fandom name: INNERCIRCLE (or incle if you want)

IKON’s fandom name: IKONIC

Bobby, B.i and Mino were featured in EPIK HIGH’s song BORN HATER alongside Beenzino, Verbal Jint (the best hip hop collab consisting of only legends of rap) you can watch it here (x) and Taehyun was featured in EPIK HIGH’s song: Spoiler (x) this song is truly a masterpiece just read the lyrics and try not to cry :’)

Bobby was also featured in MASTA WU’s song Come Here feat dok2 (x)

You can also watch winner’s weekly idol episode (i’m still waiting for ikon’s episode, it’s been 84 years)

Love for a thousand more: Jinwoo and Seungyoon’s web drama // link to the first episode (x)


I’m sure i forgot a lot of things but i hope this will help you! Feel free to ask me anything related to winkon ;))))))


Felt the need for something a little fluffy, while still retaining the Reader’s grief at losing Bucky.

Just a quick reminder for new readers, the Reader’s relationship with Steve is totally platonic. They consider themselves to be brother and sister : )

Any feedback is totally welcome and greatly appreciated!



You stood in your new apartment feeling confused. A man named Agent Coulson was walking you and Steve through various new technologies that you would need to use everyday.

There was a microwave to cook things quickly. Television had apparently replaced the radio as the most common form of entertainment in the home. Something called a DVD player was attached to it.

There was a computer for each of you. Agent Coulson suggested using the Internet freely to try to catch up on what you had missed while you were in the ice.

Phones were now portable, and you each had one in your pockets.

After Agent Coulson left, both you and Steve sat on your couch silently. What were you supposed to talk about? It felt like just a few days ago you were in a world you knew, and now you were in a foreign place.

Keep reading

ihavedecidedto-leave  asked:

Do you think Shiro is Keith's brother or nah??? 🌚

Thanks for asking!
Realistically, I LOVE the idea so so much. However, just based on the way the show’s been going and Keith’s galra heritage, I doubt that’s really going to happen. But it’s a great idea and I will never ever write a fanfic without Keith and Shiro as brothers. I also think they pretty much consider themselves brothers anyways lmao


Day Five— Friends: Does your OC have any friends? Do they belong to a friend group? What do they do with their friends?

Later on in the series, the two branch out and gain friends, but they mainly stick by each other’s sides. They are attached at the hip and consider themselves both best friends as well as brothers.

Day Six— Guilty Pleasure: What does your OC like to do that they never tell anyone that they do? Does anyone ever find out?

Well, Chem happens to have a stuffed animal raccoon named Mr. Tickles whom he cuddles with every night. He has many more stuffed animals but Mr. Tickles is his favorite! Cuo has a little relationship with the Don’s daughter. It started out with him telling her she had cooties to them finding a quiet place and being sappy lovebirds. And of course each finds out the other’s guilty pleasure sooner or later XD

Day Seven— Casual Outfit: Give examples of what your OC wears on a normal day, with nothing special planned.

What I normally draw them in, oversized clothing XD Chem loves his hat and refuses to take it off.

luciferslittleredbunny  asked:

What do you think Marcus's and Caius's relationship is like? I mean they have to see each other everyday. In the after movie scene Marcus says a joke about the Secretary and Caius smiles at him. That is the only Marcus/Cauis well get in the movie.

I think they would consider themselves brothers, certainly. I think they can both kind of roll their eyes at Aro’s enthusiasm and excitement sometimes, they know him best and can kind of see his “OH HOW MARVELOUS!!” exclamations coming from a mile away. Kind of that half-annoyed/half-indulgent “That’s our Aro!” sort of thing.

They’re certainly friends and have been through a lot together, but they might have been more animated before Didyme’s death. Marcus is so lethargic now that he can’t compete with Caius’ fiery hatred, so they are like two different extremes of Marcus not caring about anything and Caius caring A LOT about things in ANGRY!!!! ways. When Didyme was alive Marcus was not so much of a zombie but perhaps still the calm one–he could keep Caius’ rage in check and Caius could rile Marcus up if they needed to. I think Aro does play them off each other, he knows he has a reliable “kill them all” vote and a reliable “let’s go home” vote, so Aro usually ends up getting to cast the deciding vote. On some level the two of them probably know/realize that, but Marcus literally doesn’t care, and Caius is so aware of his lack-of-superpower-ness that he doesn’t want to rock the boat and lose his spot in the Triumvirate (plus Corin keeps him content).

I could see Caius in a post-Corin-visit haze and Marcus lounging in his throne without socks and them just really relaxed and laid back and shooting the breeze while Aro is off being enthusiastic and animated somewhere else. 

lectorel  asked:

Because it appears we share a common interest in it: Top five bits of headcanon about Tatooine slave culture, possibly as it relates to Anakin?

The hardest thing about this ask is narrowing it down to five! Expect another long post here; sorry followers.

1. Tatooine slave religion. There are quite a few variations on this theme, but here are my headcanons about the religion the Skywalkers practice. (Told in mythical form, of course.)

Once, long ago, Tatooine was a beautiful place of garden oases, and Ar-Amu was the mother to all her people. But Depur came from out of the blackness, and he threw down Ar-Amu, and bound her in chains, and took her children from her and scattered them, each to a different depur (which means “master”). And Ar-Amu could not free them. Her grief was so great that she could not even cry. But she promised her children that one day they would be free. One day, she would call out to all the seven corners of the desert, and her children would cast off their chains and throw down their masters and be free. And it was said that they would know when this day was come, for the skies would open and Ar-Amu would finally weep.

For most of her life, Shmi had a series of mystical visions in which Ar-Amu spoke to her. This culminated in a profound experience in the desert - when Gardulla sent her out to bargain with a group of Jawas, and she was caught alone with no shelter in the midst of a terrible sandstorm. She opened her eyes and saw the desert blooming, and heard the voice of Ar-Amu saying, “Daughter, will you bear this storm?” She said yes, and nine months later Anakin was born. (Anakin, in my headcanon, means “the one who brings the rain.”)

I will forever headcanon that Anakin was meant to be the Chosen One - for Tatooine. He was born for his people, to free the slaves.

(And, because I cannot handle too much sadness, I also headcanon that Luke and Leia did go back after ROTJ and lent their support and the backing of the new Republic to the liberation movement and the universal emancipation of Tatooine’s slaves.)

2. Some rituals of the slave religion:

2a. The vigil for the lost is performed both when someone dies and when someone is sold away. It involves the survivors standing in a circle around a bowl of water (sometimes not much water at all, but at least a drop is needed) and looping a cord around the left wrist of each person. This binds the survivors together in their shared grief. At the end of the ritual, each person “gives something to the waters,” representing a gift to the person who has departed. It’s usually a very small thing, like a stone or a japor snippet or a scrap of fabric. After this, they each take back the item that was given to the waters and keep it as a personal mark of connection between themselves and the person who is gone.

2b. There is also a ceremony of return, for when families and friends who have been separated (usually by sale) find one another again. Ritually, it is a ceremony of rebirth or resurrection. The person who has been returned stands in the midst of the people, and all the others circle around them with their wrists connected by the cord as in the vigil for the lost. The returning person’s hand is placed in the bowl of water, and the oldest woman present says, “We return [name] to Ar-Amu and to [their] people.” Each person in the circle then names the returning person aloud, dips their own hands in the water, marks the hands or forehead or heart of the person returning, and states their own relationship to that person. (e.g., Shmi might say, “I name you Anakin Skywalker, my son.”) When all have named the returning person, thus symbolically reenacting their communal identity, the person who is returning then names themselves in relation to each of the people in the circle. (e.g., “I am Anakin Skywalker, son of Shmi, brother of Kitster, husband of Padmé,” etc.)

When the ceremony is over the oldest woman binds a length of jerba cord around the left wrist of the returned person, and that person wears the cord for a full year, never removing it. When a year has passed, the person has been fully reincorporated into the community, and there is a celebration.

3. The slaves have a fully developed and entirely secret creole language that they speak among themselves. It’s derived from Huttese, but is incomprehensible to their masters. They don’t teach it to any outsiders.

(Years later, this will be a source of endless frustration to all of Anakin’s masters, both Jedi and Sith. They can never crack his codes.)

(Even more years later, Force ghost Anakin will eventually teach his children his mother tongue.)

4. Slaves aren’t allowed to marry legally, but they have formed their own traditions. Couples typically make an announcement to the matriarch of the community, and are considered bonded to one another afterwards. There is also a ceremony of binding before Ar-Amu, similar to the ritual of return, but it’s a private ritual in which only the two who are getting married participate. If it’s safe, there may be a community celebration afterwards, but this isn’t always possible.

(All of this means that, among other things, while Padmé found her wedding pretty unusual, for Anakin it was basically the way things are normally done.)

5. Surviving a sandstorm together is considered the greatest possible bond between people, something that outweighs even the ties of kinship and blood. According to tradition, surviving a storm together creates a kind of soul-bond between the people who survive, and this bond will last even beyond death. The bond also entails certain responsibilities - if one person is killed or sold, the other is expected to care for that person’s extended family as if it were their own.

In my headcanon, Anakin and Kitster survived a storm together when they were seven years old. Afterwards, they actually performed a ceremony of blood-brotherhood to ritualize things, but they already considered themselves brothers. (In canon this mostly ends in sadness and unfulfilled possibilities, but in all my AUs, Kitster is a major character and one of Anakin’s main ties back to his home.)

Okay so hear me out

I really really want to see Sana at a wedding. I want to see her dressed in a beautiful gown and absolutely slaying the hearts of everyone at the wedding. Can you imagine her dancing and doing traditional Moroccan dances, and pretty much just laughing with all of her family and friends?

So I kept thinking about this and then it came to me. We all know Jamilla is or was engaged to Sana’s brother(we don’t know who he is besides the fact that Sana mentioned him once). In Islam, couples often perform the Nikkah or Kitab, which is a ceremony that states a couple have become husband and wife.In some communities however, the Nikkah is considered to be more of an engagement than a an actual wedding. Couples often have their Nikkah and use it to hang out together, but they do not consider themselves to be technically married. So Jamilla and Sana’s brother may have already had theirs but they may still have a large celebration to celebrate their union. What if the wedding that Sana attends is actually her brother’s, who is marrying Jamilla.

Based on the past few clips, we see that Jamila and Sana used to be friends and that Jamila tried to look out for Sana on certain occasions. I want Jamilla and Sana to reconcile and talk to each other. I’m always here for girls supporting other girls, and I think Jamilla will be able to understand what it’s like being an outsider. I want Sana to be there for Jamila and help out with the wedding preparations and getting Jamilla ready. I want to see people dancing and having an absolutely amazing time, and Sana looking like a goddess in her pink( symbolizing love for oneself and others) kaftan or her gorgeous gown.

I know it may not make sense with the timeline, seeing that there’s only four more episodes. But honestly give me Sana at a wedding and I’ll be happy forever.


You lived in Paris, enjoying life as it came and went. Most considered you as weak as your brothers and sisters, since they themselves had a struggle of survival when divided. You were oldest, loathed by Mikael and Esther for your choices and your condescending ways. You were a witch, a vampire, a werewolf; with that came a gift your other siblings, of all supernatural forms, did not have. Psychic identity. Your family was fearful of you, yet they admired you. You did what you wanted, when you wanted and carried on with a cold heart and a god-like complexion no one could snatch from you.

You walked out of the upper-echelon-style apartment building you lived in, dressed in all black that hugged you in all the right places. Your black sunglasses hid your doll-like eyes and went well with the rouge that showed off the lush of your lips. You had bodyguards, two tall men like statues that protected you everywhere you went—you were the young God to most vampires and werewolves alike. Hybrids of your own making. You held out your hand for your phone given to you by one of your guards, holding it to your ear. “You called me for once,” you purred. “Y/N,” you heard your younger brother, Elijah, breathe. You smirked. “Is everything alright, my love?” you asked. “…I’m afraid I’ve called based on impending doom. We need you here in New Orleans,” he sighed. You slowly set your sunglasses on top of your head, your heels clicking on the cobblestone streets as your guards walked behind you, holding the umbrella that shielded you from direct sunlight. “How interesting, you’d be desperate to come to me,” you said, “I won’t say no. I’ll be there soon.”

You arrived in New Orleans shortly, hoping the only problem they could have is their numbers. You did support their “always and forever” pact, but you knew they sometimes needed a little help. You walked into the church where Elijah directed you, only to be face to face with Mikael himself. “Hi, Daddy,” you purred. He shocked, even a little terrified to see you. Your guards’ eyes glowed a brilliant gold as you looked past Mikael to see Elijah and Rebekah barely recovering from a blow and Klaus staying strong with Freya. Freya frowned upon seeing you. “Y/N. Please, don’t hurt him,” she begged. “Why not Freya? Talking does not help anything. Don’t be a pet,” you snapped, not taking your eyes off Mikael. “You still think after all these years you can defeat me?” Mikael growled. You eerily turned your head to him, your eyes set aflame with a glowing red color. Flames grew from corner to corner in the room. “Oh, I know I can,” you menaced. Mikael hardly put a scratch on you, your siblings not strong enough to fight with you. You protected them at all costs, easily silencing Mikael’s rage after a strong enough spell was cast. 

After all was said and done, the church was charred on the inside, but everyone else remained in tact. You helped Niklaus to his feet, giving Rebekah the blood she needed to heal and making sure Freya and Elijah were not damaged. “We didn’t think you’d come,” Klaus frowned. You looked at him out of the corner of your eye, a cut on your cheek evaporating away. “You knew me better than that I would think,” you assured him. 

Eren and Mikasa: Subverted Expectations

I felt like writing stuff on this interview and some thoughts that I’ve had about Mikasa and Eren’s relationship. 

It initially confused me, but I think the deal with Eren seeing Mikasa as a mother figure is the same deal as with Mikasa calling Eren family. It’s family as in a place to belong, rather than “actual” family. Eren and Mikasa have never called each other actual brother and sister, but they have called themselves family (Mikasa has, to be exact) and that’s understandable - both of them lost their homes.

I’m really reminded of this little panel in chapter 55:

Does this mean that Mikasa actually sees Armin as her son? No, she’s just acting “motherly”. I think this is what Isayama meant. It’s meant to be a family-like bond. 

I actually really love the fact that Isayama straight-up considered that no, Mikasa shouldn’t be there just to develop Eren; she’s her own person and it’s great because many characters of her archetype ARE just there to develop the guy.

I find that a well-written platonic relationship is considerably more original and probably tougher to write because it’s so easy to make it a romantic relationship. So if it stays a “family” thing rather than turning romantic, more power to it. The problem to me is that I don’t want it to have incest undertones (because do not want) - I talked about this on my brief post on Mikasa’s Lost Girls story, but I feel like I didn’t articulate well enough, but as long as they themselves and the characters around them don’t start considering them actual brother and sister while having a romantic subplot, it’s all good to me and so far luckily the series seems to be keeping away from that beehive.

So, this “family” bond is absolutely fine to me. It wouldn’t surprise me if at this point Mikasa considered all the 104th her “family”. Wouldn’t that make all of her pairings incest? No, it wouldn’t - people take the family thing too literally. The great thing is that in the end the romance is about 1% of the series, so shipping is pretty much just a fan invention and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There are many more interesting things about it than who would end up with who.

Another thing brought up in the interview is how Mikasa is built (her strength). This actually helps to show another aspect of Eren’s and Mikasa’s relationship that I find very interesting.

The relationship flips traditional gender roles.

Eren is the feminine (emotional) side and Mikasa is the masculine (stoic, physically strong) side of the relationship. I think this was best shown in chapter 51.

Something like this would very often happen with genders flipped. With the girl staying to take care of the house and the guy putting up a tough front to do work. It’s really cool and pretty unique to me and I think that aspect of their relationship needs more love. 

At the same time, it isn’t played as a joke, either, which is common, too. Eren isn’t a source of laughter here because he’s in this unmanly position and it isn’t a joke that Mikasa’s doing all the work. It shows that it’s completely fine for a guy to “be like a girl” and for a girl to “be like a guy”. We need more series to say something like that.

These are just aspects of their relationship I see often ignored. More knight Mikasa and housewife Eren please! Mikasa is a damsel and “feminized” way too often in fan stuff, while in the actual series, her masculine traits are never undermined or looked down upon.

Also, the flipped gender roles are probably the reason why Eren/Levi is much more popular, too. Their relationship can actually easily be simplified into the feminine and masculine roles people expect from relationships, which appeals to people more because it’s something that society is “used to”.

anonymous asked:

"From 1x01 Barry has desired Iris romantically and sexually. He's loved her since he was a kid." Now, imagine a real guy saying that. "Oh, I loved this girl for years! I DESERVE her because of that!" You would call him a piece of shit. Yet you think Barry is entitled to Iris because he loved her so long. Even when she told him 'No', WA fans were still pushing for it and saying Barry was entitled to her for his dedication. It's sick.

Normally someone who is too chicken shit not come off anon gets ignored. However, you peaked my interest and I already know who you are. ;) So let’s do this!

Explaining why the “incest” argument is invalid is as simple as that. Barry has always desired Iris! You can’t label Iris as his “sister” when they share no DNA and they don’t consider themselves as such. Same way if someone said Barry is her “brother”. I’d say. No. Wally is Iris’ brother. Iris desires Barry romantically and hell yeah sexually. It’s the premise of their relationship, the premise of the show is Barry Allen and Iris West love each other. If you’re reading “she’s his sister” vibes when Barry has been checking Iris out and flirting with her since Season 1, then I’m concerned for you and your family dynamic IRL. 

Seriously anon if this is how your brother looks at you - RUN!

If this is how you look at him…I suggest therapy.

Your concern for Iris is truly *bullshit* touching. Barry isn’t entitled to anything. No-one has ever said that or that he deserves her for his dedication. Those are YOUR words! WA fans respected that Iris struggled with her choice because of her love and loyalty for Eddie. It’s an extremely admirable quality in her that we love. If you knew anything about WA fans *you clearly don’t* you’d know Barry’s manpain is the least of anyone’s concern. So I struggled not to laugh as I read through your ask.

It was clear Iris had feelings for Barry, in 1x15 she admitted it (and kissed him), then admits it in 1x21 also. Joe, Eddie and Linda all recognized through the season as well.

Iris has made it clear she loves Barry. Everything from 2x17 onwards was initiated by Iris. From turning down Scott, to telling Barry how she felt, to finally declaring her love for him in the season finale and that she would wait for him.

So I guess I’m sorry WA fans know Iris’ character well enough to know she loved Barry but it wasn’t the right time or place in her life?? As she said herself in both 2x20 and in the GIF above from 2x23. I guess following the narrative, understanding the characters and seeing their love unfold and ultimately being right is “sick” and “pushing for it”???? 

But then again, you think they’re “siblings”. So I can’t really trust your definition of things. 

Thanks anon for proving how ridiculous any anti-WA argument sounds. 

It’s been a pleasure!

Shenny shippers

I really don’t want to be disrespectful, but I don’t really understand Shenny shippers… (Disclaimer: I love Penny’s character, don’t get me wrong.)

There are a few things I wish I could say to them, just to wake them up :

“You know it was a dream right?”
“Do you realize that Molaro wrote the few Shenny moments just to mess up with your minds, and give you useless hope because he likes to squish fan’s hearts like pizza dough?”
“You do realize they consider themselves as brother and sister, nothing more nothing less?”
“Can’t you understand that he is madly in love with Amy, and that he wants to marry her?”
“You do realize that even if it were to happen, Penny would never be patient or understanding enough and will pressure Sheldon for intimacy?”
“You do realize she is not at the same intellectual level as Sheldon, who fell in love with Amy’s mind not Penny’s breasts?”

Please don’t hate me for saying this, but really when I see iconic Shamy moments with Penny’s face photoshopped instead of Amy, it makes me kinda mad.