also posting this because of

anonymous asked:

Hey I was wondering if you could clarify something, I was wondering how leela is a lesbian. I know she kisses Amy in benders game and what not but since she does end up falling in love with fry, wouldn't that make her bi or pan? Not trying to deny anything, just curious on what you think

Hi! No problem at all!

My caption on that original photoset was originally meant to be cheeky, but since then it’s spurred a lot of lesbophobic reactions! Its understandable that with the recent controversy you would be confused!

Headcanons completely aside, Leela experiencing attraction and love for those of other genders/identities then her own is totally canon! Stating that she is bi/pan/etc. based only on what we see in the show/movies is totally valid. I’m all for that!

But one could also argue that, based only on what we see in the show, and despite Leela’s eventually entering into a non-platonic relationship with Fry, that she could also be a lesbian who struggled/struggling with very intense compulsive heterosexuality

This would be a statement/headcanon just as supported by evidence from the show (not that evidence particularly matters for headcanons, but I digress). Numerous lesbians struggle with compulsive heterosexuality well into their adult life, especially those who are mentally ill/neurodivergent, victims of abuse/neglect/bullying, and people of color. 

Leela is the first two particularly, and also a member of (what I believe is classified as) the humanoid species of mutants — a group of mutated humans who live in the sewers of New New York, having been shunned by all those above ground (including aliens!) due to phobia and discrimination. She’s experienced oppression her whole life due to her race/species, and was treated better when people believed she was an alien versus a mutant.

The reason why I make note of this is because all of these things have worked against her since her birth — They destroyed her self-worth, her confidence, and her love for herself. Even if in the society she lives in in the show lesbians aren’t oppressed, aren’t attacked, and aren’t spat upon — being a lesbian would still make her different. It makes her an “other” from the vast majority of society, and all her life all she’s wanted is to be normal.

Because of this it’s very logical to assume that she could very easily be a lesbian struggling with compulsive heterosexuality/internalized homophobia (especially if the Futurama society is one with present homophobic ideals).

Additionally, the belief that you can’t be a lesbian if you’ve ever been in a relationship with a man, especially if you’ve been married to one, stems from an intrinsic misunderstanding about lesbians and our history!

Many lesbians who experience the above things go on to marry men, have children with them, and stay in unhappy relationships with them for years, even decades, because they think it’s what they’re supposed to do. Because they’re fearful of what their society will think of them (especially if it’s additional “difference” added to themselves, like Leela). Because they think it’ll make them “normal.” 

Because they think it’ll make them worthy of love, support, and acceptance, or perhaps is the only way to get that, because they’re whole life they’ve been denied it for one reason or another — like Leela.

Many of Leela’s motivations in the show don’t stem from her personal wants, her personal desires, her personal dreams, her personal needs — they stem from the falsified dream of perfection the society around her fools her into thinking she should want, and that she should be able to attain (even though you can’t).

Fortunately, some of these lesbians who marry men are eventually in a position (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) where they can leave their husbands and express themselves how they’ve realized they truly are - as lesbians. Post-what is shown on the show? This could very likely happen to Leela, and I personally believe it does.

Sorry for the super long answer, but thank you for your respectful interest and for reading!

There go team 7 fans trying to make it about them when the focus is only on naruto not fucksake and sakura or “team 7 reunions” that was already established in like chapter 699 (manga to anime).  quit dragging your fanon into canon.

There go Narusasu fans trying to drag Sasuke name into twisting his congratulation note to naruto and his wife over some gay shit like always and also posting dumb shit because the bitterness and the ending of naruto marrying is just to FILLER

There goes SS fans bitching over SP treatment when those two weren’t even included Konoha part 3 chapter. Yeah, be happy that this is enough for SP to give to ya. 

Narusaku fans just being narusaku fans.

and there goes the NaruHina fandom celebrating like always cause we never stop partying really. 

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Extension!

Posting will be pushed back until May!

Mostly due to the fact that I will be away most of April and unable to get through the posting process, but also because of a few people asking for extensions already.

Thanks!

Did I hear a request for literally all of Uendo Toneido’s in-game dialogue? Cuz now you’re getting it.

( Dedicated to @alexandritethegreat who commented in tags on another post: “#i admire the op because i’d just list like all of their lines”. )

( …Also under a Read More because this post is MASSIVE. )

  • [ INTRODUCTION ]
  • U – I am the rakugo storyteller Uendo Toneido. Even if my performance isn’t worth watching, I will certainly watch my words. I wouldn’t want to say anything thoughtless and get arrested.
  • P – After all, that’d be…a “raku-no-no”! Hee hee!
  • U – Thank you everybody! Good night!
  • U – [ fucking UP AND LEAVES ]

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Yoonkook Week Day 1: Favorite moment(ssssss) 

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Stanuary week three: Memories
Bit by bit all of his memories return, but not all of them are good ones.


You can see all of my Stanuary entries here.

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(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

mini messengers.

YOO Merry Christmas @irishgirl982! I was your secret santa for the @mlsecretsanta​ exchange! :D You requested anything from the lovesquare so here’s some fluffy Adrinette! Hope you enjoy it! C:

a concept: Victor usually wakes up first in the mornings. So when Yuuri wakes to find Victor cuddled against him, breathing slowly and steadily, it’s a pleasant surprise. He brushes his fingers through Victor’s hair and Victor instinctively moves closer to him, gravitating towards Yuuri’s touch whether conscious or unconscious.

They have to leave soon, so regretfully Yuuri whispers to him in Japanese, trying to wake him. Victor hums, still asleep, and tangles a leg in between both of Yuuri’s. Yuuri kisses his forehead and his chest aches with unconditional love that could reverse the turn of the Earth, that could part the ocean, that could put out the embers of the sun. Five more minutes won’t hurt anyone.

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

Okay I’ll seriously forget if I don’t do it now, so I wanna make a post about some of Victor’s scenes in episode 10. Mostly ‘cause I haven’t seen any other posts talking about it from this angle yet.

Some important things we get from having the episode be in Victor’s POV is that we finally get to hear, to some extent, his opinions on specific topics. Mainly, his break from skating and how it seems to effect everyone else (including him). 

It’s obvious what he thinks of Yuuri, but he specifically talks about other skaters and his relationships with them, and how his leaving for the season has been taken. One of the most notable, I think, would be this one about Chris:

“I can’t imagine a skating season without him, and he has said that he wouldn’t be motivated in a season without me, either. Despite all that, he was savvy enough to make it to the Grand Prix Final.”

Victor’s obviously been very observant of all the other skaters, and he’s been thinking about how his departure from the scene has changed things. He makes a specific note about Chris, probably his biggest rival on the ice, and comments on how not being able to imagine a season without him… only to acknowledge that Chris has done perfectly fine without having Victor to compete against. 

Skip ahead to the beach scene near the end, and we get to what I really want to talk about. Specifically, Victor grabbing Yuri and his hand shaking. 

One thing I keep seeing is people saying Victor’s angry with Yuri, that he grabs him out of anger because he was insulting Yuuri. However, Victor’s heard Yuri insult his charge on plenty an occasion. Both he and Yuuri are used to the name calling and are the adults in the situation, so they don’t let Yuri’s outbursts get to them. Why would that change now? 

No, I don’t think it’s about him insulting Yuuri at all. I don’t think Victor’s even really angry when he grabs Yuri - at least, he’s more upset than angry. 

So, the scene is set: Victor’s taking a walk, goes out to the beach to look at the ring Yuri gave him. He’s obviously thinking really deeply about something, and the fact that he’s at the beach with seagulls hanging around (a scene he’s mentioned reminds him of home) adds a layer of sentimentality to the situation without any words being said. 

And then Yuri very aggressively disrupts his train of thought with this:

This probably reads a lot like a comical ‘you’re dead to me!’ sort of line - understandable, given Yuri’s clear disdain towards Yuuri. However, this line is more important because it’s more or less Yuri summing up the entire dilemma Victor has been forced to confront the entire episode: that he is no longer the reigning champion, the idol, the inspirational pro skater. I read this as Yuri voicing Victor’s thoughts and worries out into the open, and forcing Victor to confront his fears about them in a more literal sense. 

Yuri says this line, then asks why Victor is happy choosing this life with ‘that damned pig’. Victor’s response to this is, “Did you want to compete against me?” A weird, very specific question to throw back, right? It seems almost completely off topic. But I think it’s Victor trying to confirm something.

“Don’t be so full of yourself. Not all skaters look up to you. Just go away already, geezer.”

And there it is, that’s the line that sets Victor off and makes him grab the fifteen-year-old rather aggressively - uncharacteristically so. We’ve never once seen Victor act like this. There’s even a nice little jab at his age in there, which we know Victor’s sensitive about. 

Yuri is basically summing up what Victor is slowly coming to accept, a truth that might even scare him - he’s fading away from the skating world. This sport that’s been his entire life is something that he’s now seeing can go on without him. The competitors he’s felt inspired by, who he could never imagine having beside him on the ice… they’re able to move on. 

“I’ll win just to prove how incompetent his owner is.”

Victor’s not angry - he’s scared. His hand is shaking because Yuri is basically throwing every worry Victor has about his choices back into his face. Rather than giving Victor the chance to be quietly reflective, Yuri is forcing him to confront it by voicing it. Yuri challenging the worth of the ring specifically means a lot. He’s suggesting everything Victor’s done up to this point - being interested in Yuuri, giving up skating to coach him, falling in love with him and wanting to stay - is all a big mistake that he’s going to regret. And then he’ll have nothing, because the skating world doesn’t want or need him anymore. 

As if any of this isn’t something Victor’s already thought about. The thing is, Victor also knows that if he hadn’t done any of it, he would’ve regretted that more than anything. 

“If I’d stayed in Russia as a competitor, Yurio wouldn’t be this motivated to fight. And neither would I…”

Even if this path is uncertain, is scary… even if it means giving up a huge part of himself and moving on from something he’s devoted his entire life to up until this point… Victor still sees it as the right choice. Maybe even the only choice. 

The scene doesn’t end on a bad note though! I thought Yuri’s parting remark (which I read as some form of indirect apology for riling him up so much) ties up the exchange quite nicely: