If the new Ruelle song is for this week's episode and reviewers saying there's not really any malec scenes, i guess it's not for them. When are we going to get another Ruelle song in a scene for them.
I’m pretty sure it’s for clace since the lyrics are kinda sad? I’d love to hear another song for malec; The Lifeboat was nice but I’m always down for more, esp from Ruelle, but I admittedly have other priorities for them than the music. besides, queer culture is about reclaiming things from the straights, anyway; i see no reason why we can’t use whatever music we want from her for malec even if it may have been played over another scene originally so. :’)
it sounds like magnus will largely be involved in the downworlder meeting and i hear there’s some great luke content, too. so while malec is obviously important to me, i’m still looking forward to these parts in 2x14. Fandom likes to refer to malec as a power couple and this will be the first time actual Head of the Institute Alec Lightwood and High Warlock Magnus Bane will be in the same room together, navigating these Shadow World politics. I’m actually very, very intrigued by this because while we may not see them alone together in private, I think it’s just as important to explore their dynamic when they’re in public under such tense circumstances, given they’re technically on opposing sides politically.
I can’t wait for the day when I can just answer/post these without any cuts due to fear of spoiling my streaming friend… that’s gonna take months at the rate we’re going…
Also my response as fuckin’ usual got ridiculously long. To be fair these asks brought up a lot of points!
Okay, this is dear to my heart. When we finally get to Seven in my recaps, there will be many thousands of instances of now kiss. I’ve written it, I’ve plotted it, I’ve supported it. I shipped it then and I ship it now.
Seven, like everyone else on Voyager, is in love with her captain. Not only is Janeway Janeway, aka the most magnetic personality in all of Trek, but Janeway rescued Seven, returned her to herself, gave her a home and a new beginning (like she did for everyone on Voyager, it’s her deal and they all love her for it). Due to her upbringing as a Borg, Seven wouldn’t necessarily recognize her feelings as attraction or love, but she has them.
Generally speaking, Janeway is as attracted to her crew is they are to her. Kes is an exception because the captain really sees her as a child. I do think Janeway also sees Seven as a child at first, at least she attempts to, but it is more difficult because Seven is human, and appears to be a peer of B’Elanna and Tom (whom Janeway sees as younger but adults, and she flirts with both). But, generally speaking, she does not act on the attraction, at least not overtly (I am a huge fan of clandestine encounters they don’t speak of type scenarios, especially on Voyager). As much as I want to believe that Janeway and Seven are a real thing happening when we’re not looking, it’s more likely it was all unrequited and suppressed passion.
BUT, that lends itself to a post-series revelation. Voyager gets home. Kathryn has succeeded, and she even saved Seven, Chakotay, and Tuvok from their Endgame fates. It’s a huge and hugely important victory, but it also means the break up of their family, which is incredibly difficult for Kathryn, especially now that Tuvok is returned to his wife and kids, B’Elanna and Tom have a new baby, and Seven and Chakotay have paired off. Kathryn is home, but Kathryn is lonely.
Janeway is required at endless debriefings about everything that happened in te DQ, as well as panels to discuss what to do about their maquis, borg, and holoprogram crew members. Her sister moves in to keep her company through that chore, which is as annoying as it is comforting, but Phoebe is insistent and Kathryn is grateful. This inevitably leads to Janeway confiding in Phoebe all the stuff she can’t tell Starfleet. A great deal of that is about Seven and eventually Phoebe straight up tells her “you’re in love with her”.
Janeway answers, no, absolutely not, that’s not what this is – I mean, I love her, sure, but I’m not in love with her, that’s absurd. And Phoebe just looks at her, with that exasperated younger sister expression, and Kathryn’s eyes go wide because oh no, she’s in love with her.
She doesn’t say anything for a very long time. I mean, it’s still a questionable relationship: she’s still younger, and emotionally even more so, still figuring out humanity and who she wants to be, and still her subordinate, and still dating Chakotay maybe probably, like they were married in the other timeline right? She doesn’t remember but. Still wrong! Phoebe thinks all of that is silly and if she’s learned anything from being trapped in the DQ it should be that waiting doesn’t work out! It takes weeks, months, but eventually that’s the line of thought that works on her. She decides to tell Seven the truth.
Once decided, Janeway is quick to follow through. She asks to speak with Seven alone, and lays it out. She is very clear that she doesn’t expect anything in return, maybe doesn’t even want anything in return, but she has to be honest and also, Seven should know that she’s important, that she’s loved. She deserves that more than anyone. At the very end of her confession she blushes, and it is so Not Janeway Like that she laughs self-consciously and is thus distracted when Seven kisses her forcefully and full on the lips. (At this point Seven and Chakotay have amicably ended their relationship because they realize it was actually based on their feelings for the captain more than each other. But he was an excellent first romance and she learned a lot.)
Kathryn is shocked for thirty seconds. Then she gets over it and gives in, finally, to the feelings she’s been harboring for her ENTIRE CREW for seven + years – harboring and suppressing and like all things ignored that long they explode. And it is beautiful.
All of Voyager celebrates because finally. Harry owes Tom 250 replicator rations.
Stop forgetting about female characters, please!
We need less ‘oMG I LOVE CONNOR AND EVAN MY GAY BOYS THEY ARE SO IN LOVE AND CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT EACH OTHER UWU STAY HYDRATED’
And more appreciating other female individuals!
Zoe is one of the most down to earth, realistic and sensible characters ever, she deserves so much more love!
Alana also gets forgotten even more than Zoe, like she is such an interesting character yet she gets ignored??
Give these ladies some love!!
By the way, i used Dear Evan Hansen as an example, i am not specifically targeting this fandom just using it as an example for a larger ranged fandom.
A very late birthday present for @nerieners!! I meant to finish it the day of, but that obviously didn’t happen, so please accept this as a birthday present and a huge thank you for being such a nice friend!
Two of my six books have arrived! I’m so excited to read them… but I still have so much work left to do first… ;__; also Vernon Lee was a late Victorian lesbian gothic author so she deserves more love on this website
ok but do u ever cry about how much teresa loves the gladers like… when she’s the first one to winston’s side after he falls…. and how she holds his face gently in her hands…. and how when everyone’s taking water breaks and whatnot she’s just watching over him with the saddest look on her face… and when minho gets struck by lightning, the smile of relief and the tears in her eyes when he wakes up…. and how she’s also the first one to thomas’s side after he faints…. and how she waits with him until he wakes up so she can comfort him and tell him what’s happening…. and how her one and only condition with wicked was that they’d be safe…. and just the little things she does yknow? oh and that one time SHE GOT CRUSHED BY A GIANT BOULDER PUSHING THEM TO SAFETY. do u ever cry because teresa loves her friends so much & she would’ve done anything for them……. and she died thinking they all hated her