and in that scene he feels like her equal

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I have something I must ask you. Because I really like you, we build a farm together, have a baby, and want to live as ordinary citizens, would you want to live with me?

“Did your dead boyfriend Steve tell you that?”

Does anyone else wonder if that scene where Bruce talks shit about Steve to Diana one of the reshoots Joss Whedon did? Think about it: Patty Jenkins’ Steve Trevor treated Diana as an equal and respected her feelings and intelligence, and didn’t just treat her like a sexy woman who knew how to fight (AKA he never sexualized her for simply existing despite numerous opportunities). The character of Steve Trevor is also a part what made Wonder Woman such an impactful movie and is one of the most popular characters in the DCEU.

Joss Whedon tried making a Wonder Woman movie where the lead was Steve Trevor, but not the Steve we all know and love. No, that Steve is your basic fuckboy self insert which the internet almost threw up upon being exposed to. He sexualizes Diana unnecessarily, treats her like crap, and demeans her when she tries to help people. Overall, what Joss Whedon would do if he ever actually met Wonder Woman.

Jenkins!Steve is widely praised and beloved while Whedon!Steve was met with disgust. Is it that much of a stretch to assume that when given the opportunity to, he’d try to knock Jenkins!Steve’s image down a peg using the closest creepy white man self insert portrayed by fellow perv Ben Affleck?

Bruce practically berated Diana for having lingering feelings of pain and guilt surrounding Steve’s death because she dealt with her grief in a way he didn’t deem correct. JFC the overwhelming theme of “women are better off with strong ‘alpha males’ like Bruce rather than with sensitive and caring men like Diana’s ‘dead boyfriend Steve’ because ‘women’s emotions are irrational’” was everywhere whenever Bruce and Diana interacted.

The sooner Joss Whedon gets kicked out of Hollywood the better off female characters everywhere will be

Jon and Dany's relationship Explaination

From reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/freefolk/comments/6vpsrm/jon_and_dany_relationship_explanation/

u/solomon585858 Aug 24, 2017, 2:49 AM
I found this comment on YouTube and thought it would’ve been a waste not to post it here:

I’ve seen alot of comments lately that Jon and Danys romantic relationship is rushed, forced and/or pure fanfiction. I think these statements are wrong and that their relationship is actually one of the better, if not the best written and developed romantic relationship in the series. I’m gonna break down why I think so - beware, long f*cking post ahead:

So, how when exactly does Dany and Jon start having feelings for eachother and why? First off, it’s worth noting that time passes off-screen as well. Sansa tells us that Jon as been gone “for weeks”. We don’t know exactly how many, it could be 3, or 7. Point is that the show leaves plenty of time for Dany and Jon to actually develop feeling for each other, it’s nothing that happens over the course of 2 days. If you’re around someone you like for several weeks, chances are that you will start having romantic feelings for said person.

It’s also worth noting that both of these characters repress their feelings and do their best to hide it from the other. Jon is better at repressing his emotions because of his personality. He has a strong sense of duty and purpose, and probably the highest willpower in Westeros, and in his mind, the nr.1 goal is to defeat the Night King. Unlike Robb, Jon won’t let love distract him. This is shown in the series as well, because we know for a fact that Dany and Jon love each other by the end of episode 5, and Dany has already cracked down and done two attempts (albeit half-heartedly) to show Jon her feelings for him by this point. He doesn’t reciprocate her advances though (he still manages to repress his feelings), which she interprets that he doesn’t love her. I actually believe that Dany was sincere when she said that “Jon Snow doesn’t love me” to Tyrion in episode 6, she truly believed that he didn’t at that point.

So how did it all progress? We start in episode 3 with their first meeting. It doesn’t start well, and it shouldn’t. Dany does her usual “Submit to me, I’m the rightful Queen”-speech wich usually makes people either threaten or submit to her. Jon does neither, which she finds intriguing. She doesn’t like him at this point, but she doesn’t dislike him either. Jon on the other hand, shows some seriously bad diplomatic skills, which Tyrion points out later in the episode, but he’s never rude or disrespects her, even when he asks if he’s her prisoner now. By this point, both know that the other have been trough various stages of hell before they came here.

In the next scene, they talk alone. Unsurprisingly, they find it easier to talk to eachother when there’s not a room full of people watching them. There’s some more disagreements, but Dany takes the first step at improving their relationship with the Dragonglass, and Jon can barely hide his surprise. Dany get’s curious about Jons comment regarding him not liking what he’s good at (which is a trowback to what Ser Barristan Selmy told Dany about her brother Rhaegar earlier: He was good at killing, but he never liked it) and throws a curious glance at Jons back when he leaves. End of episode 3 - They are friendly to eachother, and both are curious about the other. Not really any romance worth mentioning going on as of yet.

In episode 4 their relationship improves further. Dany trusts Jon enough at this point to leave her guards behind, and why shouldn’t she? He’s never been hostile to her. In the cave Dany’s resolve weakens somewhat when she see’s the paintings. She still wants Jon to submit, but now she’s trying to reason with him instead of simply demanding that he submits. Jon brings up why he can’t bend the knee for the first time, instead of just saying that he won’t. We also get to see Jon showing some feelings for Dany at the first time during this scene, when he eyes her constantly every time she looks away or looks at the wallpaintings. Davos brings this up later in the episode, and Jon doesn’t deflect but freely admits that he is eyeing her out. He also states that there’s no time for that kind of relationship with Dany.

After the cave-scene Dany looses her temper with Tyrion when he brings the bad news. It’s debatable if she’s being unfair to Tyrion, but he is her hand and it was his plans that went to hell. Surprisingly, Dany turns to Jon for advice, and he not only gives her good advice, he also manages to soothe her firey temper. Jons ice soothes Danys fire. Quite beautiful in a way. End of episode 4 - Relationship improves. They are not just friendly to eachother, but they now trust eachother. Both have at this point secretly shown interest in the other. No romance, but something is definitely growing.

In episode 5 things are starting to happen, and we get to see Dany having real feelings for Jon during this episode, even if she barely acts on them. Dany is clearly affected by Drogon and Jon having a moment. She’s surprised and intrigued by what happens, and finds it very attracting. This has been confirmed by the showwriters and Emilia Clarke if it wasn’t already obvious in the show; Dany got attracted to Jon in this scene. During their smalltalk later Jon is eying Dany out again, and what could’ve been a somewhat intimate moment about Jon having been killed and reborn is halted by Ser Jorah Friendzone, first of his name.

In the next scene, Dany is for the first time, albeit not intentionally, open about her feelings for Jon. Both Tyrion and Jorah picks up on this. She clearly doesn’t want Jon to leave, especially not on what is essentially a suicide mission. She does a half-hearted attempt at preventing his departure. In episode 3, she would’ve forcefully prevented him from leaving, but now in episode 5, her feelings for Jon have changed drastically. If anything, she seems to approve of Jon telling her that he doesn’t need her permission to do anything. She’s a Queen, but he’s a King. We know that Dany is attracted to strong men who treat her with respect and as an equal. No more attempts at making Jon bend the knee.

During the third and last scene in episode 5, Dany actually opens up to Jon about how she likes having him around. Jon does not reciprocate her feelings however (he probably wants to, but as we know, he’s telling himself that he doesn’t have time for a romance right now) and she wrongly interprets this as a sign that he doesn’t have any romantic feelings for her. Again, I think Dany was 100% sincere in episode 6 when she thought that “Jon Snow isn’t in love with me”. Up to this point, Jon has only shown his romantic feelings for Daenerys when she isn’t looking. How can she know? End of Episode 5 - Friendly relationship has grown into the start of a romantic relationship. Dany is clearly having romantic feelings for Jon at this point and can barely repress them. Jon has feelings for Dany as well, but unlike her, he can still repress them and hasn’t shown them yet.

Now, I’m not gonna delve deep into episode 6, since with all that’s happened during episode 3,4,5 and that happens during episode 6, I’d say the emotional development between Dany an Jon makes 100% sense. Dany’s feelings are obvious at this point (even if she tries to deflect them when Tyrion prods her), and when she flies north she is totally in love with Jon. Jon likewise finally cracks down in the end. Amazing what another near-death experience can do to your emotions right?

Their feelings for eachother at this point makes sense; they have alot of things in common (que mandatory “including genes”-joke,). They’ve both had a long and arduous journey to get to this point. Both have followers who follow them, not out of fear, but out of respect and love. Both have strong feelings on how to rule for the betterment of the people. Both have been reborn in a way, and both have suffered greatly but managed to come back. Both are considered special by the people around them, and in eachother they meet a person who treats them like no one else has ever done before:

Jon likes strong women, and Dany is by far the strongest (both in terms of willpower, determination and actual power) he’s ever met. He likes that Dany, like himself, is willing to do things the hard way if it’s the right way, and that she ultimately came to his aid when he needed it the most, even if she didn’t have to. She put her money where her mouth is and he’s clearly attracted to her and the stories surrounding her as well, but he won’t admit it.

Dany on the other hand is used to the fact that most strong men she meet either try to trample on her, take advantage of her, or simply care about her for her power and beauty. Que Jon Snow, elected King who treats her with nothing but respect, and as an absolute equal and who shares her view on ruling (people come first.) He also doesn’t seem to care about her due to her power and beauty (unlike Daario who only cared about Dany because of her power and good looks). All of these are qualities that she finds intriguing. Jon pose a “challenge” for her in a whole new way; he won’t submit but he won’t relent. Then add the fact that Jon for some “mysterious” reason can pet and be near her dragons, which no other man has ever been able to and the attraction makes total sense.

The culmination of their relation as of episode 6, and in my opinion the most beautiful thing in their relation so far, is how Jon metaphorically bends the knee in a situation where it’s pointless for him to do so.

This shows how much Jon actually loves and believes in her at this stage. He doesn’t bend the knee out of a strategical advantage or in order to get her support anymore, he does it out of pure respect and love for a woman who was willing to risk everything in order to help and save him and his men, even if she didn’t believe in him at first.

Their love is mutual, beautiful, logical and not a single bit forced. By far the best romantic relation portrayed in this show so far. Jon is Ice, Dany is Fire, and this is the Song of Ice and Fire.

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RIVETRA THEORY
(I’ve been working on this forever omg)

But before anything starts I want to just confirm.
THIS IS A THEORY DO NOT TAKE MY INTERPRETATIONS AS FACT UNLESS I PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF A CERTAIN CLAIM OK? EX: Levi thinks Petra is cute due to an interview, Levi likes black tea, Levi wishes he was tall etc.


The way I see things, I believe that the way Rivetra works in the show is an unrequited love on both ends.
Let me explain.
Levi knows that he had a deep feeling of respect as well as a sense of defense over Petra in many scenes of the manga and the anime.
Such as warning the left flank, helping the wounded etc.
He always positioned her away from danger despite her having a higher kill stat than him. (evidence provided in the official guidebook)
Now, when he is searching for his squad after their deaths he begins to slowly pass each body, I noticed he didn’t pass them in order of how they died.
When this scene happened, I was expecting that’s what they would do to try and prove no greater connection over a single member. You know, show that he had a strong bond with all of them as a whole as equals.
But, he found Petra last. It almost felt like they wanted him to find Petra last in a way to say “he was searching for her in hopes she was alive.” (In my opinion, don’t take this as fact)
And I feel that once he fights the female Titan, and is now gathering the dead bodies, his expression is a lot more hurt and furious than when he first saw her.

Not to mention in the official wiki he was described to be “protecting Petra’s body” when they were going back to the walls, even when he knows it’s just her dead body, and that she’s long gone.
I mean in the anime he told those soldiers to leave their friend’s body behind because it’s just that. A body. Levi decides to comfort him with a patch later on, stating that the reason he even took the patches from their uniforms was because it comforted him.

We see that he only took Petra’s on screen. (Very heartbreaking but selfless of him to sacrifice his own comfort for a comrade mourning) But…How do we know it’s her? Her skin tone is light, just like the body’s (they haven’t been dead too long and blood loss may have been heavy but she still would bare the closest resemblance) and it has a bite mark imprinted in the skin on their hand. The only other person who’s hand was focused on in the anime around that time was hers.
It triggered the transition from the flashback to the present, and Petra was the one to speak on behalf of the squad as to why they even did it. She was the one that filled that mark with the most heart. So, it’s about 90% clear to assume it was her body.
He reassured himself another time when the bodies were dropped that she was only a body then. She’s gone and there’s no point in staying trapped in a rut of thoughts of what could’ve been. I see it as a sense of self comfort as he tried not to look back to Petra’s body (he failed though) to spare him any pain, frustration, or regret.


He’s having more trouble remaining stoic with his emotions than before. So that means he OBVIOUSLY cares that his squad died, but it was when he saw Petra that the expression set for a longer period of time.
My interpretation of this is that he was frustrated at himself for still not knowing whether or not he had feelings for her or not. It’s only until he meets Petra’s father when it clicks to him that he may have actually harbored feelings of love towards her, without even realizing it.

Same goes for Petra. She translated it through her letter as devotion and dedication in a form of respect towards him, because she may have mis-categorized her true feelings. After all, her Father is the one interpreting marriage and such, showing he may have seen past her real feelings though a bit more extreme.


I even looked through the panels of the manga, and every time there’s a free space for the squad, Petra is always talking to Levi showing more proof that there was an obviously strong connection. They may have loved each other without even realizing it, and it makes sense considering they don’t necessarily focus on love in their world and in the anime.

Speaking of the anime and revisiting a previous statement, there’s a scene shown only in the anime and never in the manga where Petra’s body falls, and Levi is shown looking back in regret. Isayama green lights every scene put in the show and is notorious for adding scenes he wished he could’ve put in the original source material. But why? Why would that scene be necessary enough to put in if it wasn’t even in the manga? I personally believe it may be because he wanted to translate their bond more.

There’s also the evidence of having their own Valentine’s Day art out of all possible couples where Petra is giving her own gift to Levi.
Petra even had the honor of receiving her own Birthday art which very few characters had received.
If she wasn’t an important character like others say, then why did she make such an impact on the franchise to keep reappearing even after she was killed off?
Notice that the two men in her art are Eren and Levi, because she had made an impact in both their lives.
Eren was taught to trust in others, and now understands that he must earn trust before receiving it.
While Levi?….What connection is it that differs from the rest of her squad?
In his separate card for her birthday art, he says that Petra picked out the suit for him and found it helpful she did, confirming the canon that Petra on occasion picks out his clothes when he’s out of uniform.
Pretty close for being a Captain and Subordinate, no?
Not to mention it was confirmed a while back that Levi saw Petra as a cute subordinate, whether or not he loved her as a significant other was still undetermined, but he definitely loved her as a comrade at the very least. Canon as a relationship or not, they still have a strong bond I wish I could explore more!
Ahhh, it’s so interesting.

I hope anyone who reads this enjoys it, and also understands this is a theory and the pairing isn’t considered canon officially. It’s honestly just my view of why I still hang onto this ship for so long! I apologize if it’s a bit scrambled it’s so late at night when I finished! ε-(´∀`; )

Just stumbled upon this on youtube and wanted to share it with you guys:

I’ve seen alot of comments lately that Jon and Danys romantic relationship is rushed, forced and/or pure fanfiction. I think these statements are wrong and that their relationship is actually one of the better, if not the best written and developed romantic relationship in the series. I’m gonna break down why I think so:

So, how when exactly does Dany and Jon start having feelings for eachother and why?

First off, it’s worth noting that time passes off-screen as well. Sansa tells us that Jon as been gone “for weeks”. We don’t know exactly how many, it could be 3, or 7. Point is that the show leaves plenty of time for Dany and Jon to actually develop feeling for each other, it’s nothing that happens over the course of 2 days. If you’re around someone you like for several weeks, chances are that you will start having romantic feelings for said person.

It’s also worth noting that both of these characters repress their feelings and do their best to hide it from the other. Jon is better at repressing his emotions because of his personality. He has a strong sense of duty and purpose, and probably the highest willpower in Westeros, and in his mind, the nr.1 goal is to defeat the Night King. Unlike Robb, Jon won’t let love distract him. This is shown in the series as well, because we know for a fact that Dany and Jon love each other by the end of episode 5, and Dany has already cracked down and done two attempts (albeit half-heartedly) to show Jon her feelings for him by this point. He doesn’t reciprocate her advances though (he still manages to repress his feelings), which she interprets that he doesn’t love her. I actually believe that Dany was sincere when she said that “Jon Snow doesn’t love me” to Tyrion in episode 6, she truly believed that he didn’t at that point.

So how did it all progress?

We start in episode 3 with their first meeting. It doesn’t start well, and it shouldn’t. Dany does her usual “Submit to me, I’m the rightful Queen”-speech wich usually makes people either threaten or submit to her. Jon does neither, which she finds intriguing. She doesn’t like him at this point, but she doesn’t dislike him either. Jon on the other hand, shows some seriously bad diplomatic skills, which Tyrion points out later in the episode, but he’s never rude or disrespects her, even when he asks if  he’s her prisoner now. By this point, both know that the other have been trough various stages of hell before they came here.

In the next scene, they talk alone. Unsurprisingly, they find it easier to talk to eachother when there’s not a room full of people watching them. There’s some more disagreements, but Dany takes the first step at improving their relationship with the Dragonglass, and Jon can barely hide his surprise. Dany get’s curious about Jons comment regarding him not liking what he’s good at (which is a trowback to what Ser Barristan Selmy told Dany about her brother Rhaegar earlier: He was good at killing, but he never liked it) and throws a curious glance at Jons back when he leaves.

End of episode 3 - They are friendly to eachother, and both are curious about the other. Not really any romance worth mentioning going on as of yet.

In episode 4 their relationship improves further. Dany trusts Jon enough at this point to leave her guards behind, and why shouldn’t she? He’s never been hostile to her. In the cave Dany’s resolve weakens somewhat when she see’s the paintings. She still wants Jon to submit, but now she’s trying to reason with him instead of simply demanding that he submits. Jon brings up why he can’t bend the knee for the first time, instead of just saying that he won’t. We also get to see Jon showing some feelings for Dany at the first time during this scene, when he eyes her constantly every time she looks away or looks at the wallpaintings. Davos brings this up later in the episode, and Jon doesn’t deflect but freely admits that he is eyeing her out. He also states that there’s no time for that kind of relationship with Dany.

After the cave-scene Dany looses her temper with Tyrion when he brings the bad news. It’s debatable if she’s being unfair to Tyrion, but he is her hand and it was his plans that went to hell. Surprisingly, Dany turns to Jon for advice, and he not only gives her good advice, he also manages to soothe her firey temper. Jons ice soothes Danys fire. Quite beautiful in a way.

End of episode 4 - Relationship improves. They are not just friendly to eachother, but they now trust eachother. Both have at this point secretly shown interest in the other. No romance, but something is definitely growing.

In episode 5 things are starting to happen, and we get to see Dany having real feelings for Jon during this episode, even if she barely acts on them. Dany is clearly affected by Drogon and Jon having a moment.  She’s surprised and intrigued by what happens, and finds it very attracting.  This has been confirmed by the showwriters and Emilia Clarke if it wasn’t already obvious in the show; Dany got attracted to Jon in this scene. During their smalltalk later Jon is eying Dany out again, and what could’ve been a somewhat intimate moment about Jon having been killed and reborn is halted by Ser Jorah Friendzone, first of his name.

In the next scene, Dany is for the first time, albeit not intentionally, open about her feelings for Jon. Both Tyrion and Jorah picks up on this. She clearly doesn’t want Jon to leave, especially not on what is essentially a suicide mission. She does a half-hearted attempt at preventing his departure. In episode 3, she would’ve forcefully prevented him from leaving, but now in episode 5, her feelings for Jon have changed drastically. If anything, she seems to approve of Jon telling her that he doesn’t need her permission to do anything. She’s a Queen, but he’s a King. We know that Dany is attracted to strong men who treat her with respect and as an equal. No more attempts at making Jon bend the knee.

During the third and last scene in episode 5, Dany actually opens up to Jon about how she likes having him around. Jon does not reciprocate her feelings however (he probably wants to, but as we know, he’s telling himself that he doesn’t have time for a romance right now) and she wrongly interprets this as a sign that he doesn’t have any romantic feelings for her. Again, I think Dany was 100% sincere in episode 6 when she thought that “Jon Snow isn’t in love with me”. Up to this point, Jon has only shown his romantic feelings for Daenerys when she isn’t looking. How can she know?

End of Episode 5 - Friendly relationship has grown into the start of a romantic relationship. Dany is clearly having romantic feelings for Jon at this point and can barely repress them. Jon has feelings for Dany as well, but unlike her, he can still repress them and hasn’t shown them yet.

Now, I’m not gonna delve deep into episode 6, since with all that’s happened during episode 3,4,5 and that happens during episode 6, I’d say the emotional development between Dany an Jon  makes 100% sense. Dany’s feelings are obvious at this point (even if she tries to deflect them when Tyrion prods her), and when she flies north she is totally in love with Jon. Jon likewise finally cracks down in the end of episode 6. Amazing what another near-death experience can do to your emotions right?

Their feelings for eachother at this point makes sense; they have alot of things in common (copy-past mandatory “including genes”-joke,). They’ve both had a long and arduous journey to get to this point. Both have followers who follow them, not out of fear, but out of respect and love. Both have strong feelings on how to rule for the betterment of the people. Both have been reborn in a way, and both have suffered greatly but managed to come back. Both are considered special by the people around them, and in eachother they meet a person who treats them like no one else has ever done before:

- Jon likes strong women, and Dany is by far the strongest (both in terms of willpower, determination and actual power) he’s ever met. He likes that Dany, like himself, is willing to do things the hard way if it’s the right way, and that she ultimately came to his aid when he needed it the most, even if she didn’t have to.  She put her money where her mouth is and he’s clearly attracted to her and the stories surrounding her as well, but he won’t admit it.

- Dany on the other hand is used to the fact that most strong men she meet either try to trample on her, take advantage of her, or simply care about her for her power and beauty. Que Jon Snow, elected King who treats her with nothing but respect, and as an absolute equal and who shares her view on ruling (people come first.) He also doesn’t seem to care about her due to her power and beauty (unlike Daario who only cared about Dany because of her power and good looks). All of these are qualities that she finds intriguing. Jon pose a “challenge” for her in a whole new way; he won’t submit but he won’t relent. Then add the fact that Jon for some “mysterious” reason can pet and be near her dragons, which no other man has ever been able to and the attraction makes total sense.

The culmination of their relation as of episode 6, and in my opinion the most beautiful thing in their relation so far, is how Jon metaphorically bends the knee in a situation where it’s pointless for him to do so.

This shows how much Jon actually loves and believes in her at this stage.

He doesn’t bend the knee out of a strategical advantage or in order to get her support anymore, he does it out of pure respect and love for a woman who was willing to risk everything in order to help and save him and his men, even if she didn’t believe in him at first.

Their love is mutual, beautiful, logical and not a single bit forced. By far the best romantic relation portrayed in this show so far.

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Wanda? One thing that really really bothers me about her is that her crimes aren't really acknowledged? I feel like cap especially infantilizes her a bit, if she's old enough to be a full avenger, she's not a kid. Plus that line 'i can't control their fear only my own' sounds great except she terrorised the avengers with their worst fears, literally invaded their minds which was also never addressed by any of them?? Honestly how can there be any trust for her at all?

How can there be any trust for Tony, who for years didn’t give a shit that he built bombs that destroyed lives?

How can there be any trust for Natasha, who was raised from childhood to be a remorseless killer for the KGB, and murdered untold numbers of innocents?

How can there be any trust for Bruce, when his alter ego destroys cities and leaves profound carnage in his wake?

How can there be any trust for Thor, who isn’t even from earth, and who happily started a war for his own ego and considered all non-Asgardians inferior races and advocated for genocide of the Jotnar?

How come fandom is (rightfully) willing to accept the redemption arcs of every other character, accept their growth and heroism, but always wants to fucking shit on Wanda?

Like with many, many, many other heroes, Wanda fucked up, learned, and grew as a person, and became a hero. We even get to watch it happen. But it baffles me that people somehow choose to be willfully ignorant so they can make the foreign refugee woman a scapegoat for the actions of the privileged rich white guy, and it frankly is one of the more disgusting habits of this fandom and pisses me right the fuck off. 

One thing that really really bothers me about her is that her crimes aren’t really acknowledged?

Yeah, funny how Bruce Banner is on trial for all the people Hulk killed and Tony TOTALLY faced a tribunal for war crimes for– oh wait! They didn’t! We don’t lock up all our superheroes for the shit they do because let’s face it, the genre would be really boring if we did. But funny enough, WANDA DOES GET LOCKED UP. And blamed for things that are absolutely not her fault. She owns her misdeeds in AOU in the very same movie by changing sides, risking her life, and being willing to die taking Ultron down in atonement for her role in the whole situation. At the end, she has lost everything; her home, her family, her twin, and only by Vision’s intervention has she not also given her life. How much more do you need her to suffer? And why are people like you only demanding punishment for Wanda and not demanding the accountability of every other character who has ever done wrong – like, say, Tony for building Ultron in the first place?

I feel like cap especially infantilizes her a bit, if she’s old enough to be a full avenger, she’s not a kid.

I really hate how Wanda-Antis latch on to this line and blatantly and deliberately misinterpret it, when context is perfectly clear in the scene. When Steve says “She’s just a kid” he isn’t saying “she’s a child” – If Steve were infantilizing her, he wouldn’t go speak to her with respect as an equal, he wouldn’t trust her to have his back in battle, and unlike Tony, he wouldn’t drag an actual child into battle. With that line he’s responding to Tony’s COMPLETE AND TOTAL DEHUMANIZATION OF HER when he refers to her as a weapon and not a person. Steve is highlighting that she is a person, a person who is young and capable of mistakes and still learning, and a person who is  VULNERABLE (Keep in mind Wanda is 20, she’s old enough that she can make her choice to join the Avengers, but her development was interrupted due to having her childhood stripped away from her and growing up as an orphan in a warzone), and that she should maybe be protected and guided instead of scapegoated and exploited. (Plus Tony seems to think Peter at fifteen is old enough to be an Avenger, but still treats him like a child to be grounded, so maybe Steve isn’t the character we need to be looking at critically here when it comes to full avenger vs. kid) 

Plus that line ‘i can’t control their fear only my own’ sounds great except she terrorised the avengers with their worst fears, literally invaded their minds which was also never addressed by any of them?? 

Again, you are taking a line completely out of context, on purpose. “I can’t control their fear, only my own” is describing the fact that she can’t control the public’s perception of her. She can’t – and wouldn’t – get in the mind of every single citizen to change how they see her and feel about her. But she can control how she responds, and how she reacts to her own deep-seated insecurities. 

You’re right that we don’t see everything on screen showing how the other Avengers got past her being in their heads. But since she’s been on the team all this time, and they are working together, presumably amends were made at some point. They weren’t shown explicitly to us, true. But the movie makers I guess assumed we’re reasonably intelligent enough to figure out it happened at some point. I’d be willing to guess that it even happened before the end scene of AOU where we see her joining the formal Avengers roster. Time has passed, and forgiveness has clearly happened offscreen. Maybe fandom can take a note from the actual heroes, and realize that forgiveness is, you know, a thing. If it bothers you that it wasn’t in the movie, go write a fic to fill it in. 

It’s also worth noting that even when she is fighting HYDRA terrorists, or in the pitched Avengers battle in Leipzig, Wanda never resorts to getting into the heads of others. There is clearly a line that has been established that going into people’s heads is too far, and even when she is locked up, bound and collared like an animal, Wanda never crosses that line again.

But Wanda haters apparently never bother to notice that.

My thoughts on Wanda are that she was a child who lost her family to violence, grew up in a warzone, and then was recruited as a teen/young adult in a time of desperation by an organization that lied to her, used her, changed her, and exploited her (the official MCU comic tie-in shows that Wanda and Pietro did not know that Strucker was HYDRA). She’d grown up scared, angry, and surrounded by violence, with a burning thirst for revenge. But when she realized how many civilians were being hurt in her quest for revenge, realized that it was misguided and wrong, she changed her course. She switched sides, and was willing to lay her life down to make right her wrongs. She lost EVERYTHING – her home destroyed, her twin dead – and instead of taking time to mourn or try to find her own life, she joined the Avengers so that she could continue to try to do good and stop people like Rumlow. And despite the horrors that have defined her life, she remains sensitive; she blames herself for everything, is clearly empathetic (she’s on the brink of tears when Ross shows the footage of destruction), and struggles with her insecurities and sense of self-worth. She went through a rather typical arc of ‘misguided-antagonist-turned-hero’, choosing to continue with being a hero to make up for her past. 

And yet, while fandom eats up this arc with every other character it applies to, they reject Wanda and treat her like shit so they can justify other characters’ dehumanization of her. And I think that’s pretty fucking shitty, anon. 

anonymous asked:

Back then you said that Touka could be Kaneki's equal and tbh, I didnt understand exactly what you meant, but with today's chapter I realised that Kaneki needs someone to be by his side, not behind or ahead him and Touka just gave him that posibility, I think today's chapter is about this (alongside with the obvious "lets do it 😏 when the time comes and you feel ready") and it became clear when he asked her to go with him, once you think about it with a cold head it is really beautiful

Aww Anon…!

Yes, Touka is Kaneki’s equal because she doesn’t see the OEK when she looks at him. She’s his equal because she cares about him, romantically likes him and she’s not afraid to tell him, even though she’s aware she could lose him anytime as they both live knowing this is war. 

That’s mostly why, like you, I’m happy about…

…this scene. 

There is no doubt that Kaneki in fact never thought about him and Touka “together” before (even though he has Haise’s memories) and his recent depression wasn’t of help at all when it came to thinking about wanting a possible relationship. 
Nonetheless, he fully understood what Touka meant just before Tsukiyama barged in the room and, even though he didn’t have the time to give her any answer back then, this scene above is the beginning of his answer. 

And really, I don’t think Mutsuki, Furuta and V are going to really get in the way of that. I might be biased, but really I don’t think I am, it’s not even about shipping.

If Kaneki really didn’t have any idea as to how he felt about Touka or what she meant to him, or even if he really didn’t feel the same way as her, he could have just sent her with another group. 
Yet, by asking her to go with him, he showed her that he heard everything that she told him and that he’ll try to act differently from now on. 

Again, I don’t think I’m biased when I say that there isn’t any ambiguity in Kaneki’s feelings for Touka. What’s less obvious is whether he’s ready or not to think about being happy for once, despite the war outside, Furuta and the purpose Arima gave him.
The fact he never thought about a possible “together” between Touka and him before (again, Haise aside) makes me think he’s not there yet in his head, but this chapter was the beginning of something, otherwise he would have left her behind again.

Thanks for reading Anon, I’m really happy if you think I made sense about their relationship at least once before! xD Thanks for passing by and have a nice weekend :3

Dinner Time

“No.” Mirai put down her fork. 

“Please,” Viktor used his nice voice. “It’s good for you.” 

The six year old pushed her plate away. “Don’t care. It tastes gross.” 

“But it won’t feel gross when it’s inside you,” he attempted to reason. 

“Nope.” 

From across the table, Misha giggled, slowly sipping his drink as he watched the scene before him. 

Viktor thought for a moment. “What if I get you some sauce?” 

“No.” 

“At least try a bit of it.” 

Mirai eyed him up like they were totally equal. “Papa, I said no.” 

His eyes flashed. “Well, I said you have to.” 

She met the challenge with ease. “Last night you said ‘no means no’ when I wanted a cookie. Why is it different now?” 

Damn it. Thankfully, Yuuri chose that moment to come through the door with the usual call of ‘tadaima’, setting his bag down and wandering into the kitchen. Viktor practically pounced on him like a lost puppy. 

“Yuuuuri,” he pleaded, “she won’t eat the broccoli.” 

His husband just rolled his eyes. “How come, Mirchan? You ate it yesterday.” 

“Don’t want to,” she complained. 

“Hmm,” Yuuri said effortlessly, “what if I give you a magic kiss again?” 

A magic what? This was new. 

Mirai immediately went gleeful. “Maybe it might work. Maybe.” 

Yuuri just bent down and pressed a kiss to her forehead. “There you go. Now try some.” 

To Viktor’s utter amazement, Mirai obediently tucked in, shovelling the broccoli into her mouth like it was chocolate or something. “Mmm,” she said, “it’s good.” 

“Magic… kisses?” Viktor asked. 

“Mmhmm,” Misha nodded. “Tosan gives us magic kisses that make all food taste good.” 

He had no idea what to say. 

Yuuri just smiled with satisfaction. “It works every time.” 

After recovering from the shock of seeing his daughter easily obey one of them for the first time in weeks, Viktor found his own smile. “Do I get a magic kiss?” 

Mirai stuck out her tongue. “No Papa it’s only for us.” 

“You can have a double magic kiss later,” Yuuri said, subtly squeezing his ass as he made his way into the bathroom. 

Why I ship Shallura?

Probably no one will read this and it’s kind of just to help me organize my own thoughts on why I personally ship it.

The thing I like about Allura and Shiro together is that they have such a huge amount of equal respect for each other and their dynamic feels very balanced. Even though Shiro is the head of Voltron and its leader, when I think of who leads Voltron, I think of Shiro, but I also undeniably also think of Allura as well and a lot of that comes from the fact that whenever any major decision has to be made they usually almost always consult each other before they make major decisions, even if they have opposing views. One of the biggest examples I can think of is when Shiro wanted to go to the coordinates where Ulaz was and he was very sure that this was the right decision, but Allura was weary about trusting the coordinates and was worried it was a trap and the thing is Shiro never once uses his position as the head of Voltron to push his decision to go there and never demands that this is what they should do, instead he talks to Allura about why he thinks it’s a good decision and allows Allura to have her input and make the final decision because he can see from what she says that they should be cautious in their approach. Like in that scene we as the viewer already know that it turned out to be a good choice to follow Ulaz’s coordinates that lead them to meet the Blade of Marmora, but for Shiro and Allura, from their pov they don’t know if it will turn out okay and I like that they did go with Shiro’s idea to go but also combined it with a cautious approach that Allura suggests. Basically co-leadership Shallura.

I also really like that Shiro is shown to understand how strong and capable Allura is. The biggest example that comes to mind is when Allura says that she is going to go on the mission and everybody else is like “what!? No you can’t” and they turn to Shiro to say something, but he just says “sure, why not?” and the only problem he ever brings up with her going on missions is her going without any backup, which I feel like he would do in regard to any paladin cause usually if you see in the show they almost always follow the buddy system and pair off the paladins with at least two people, unless absolutely necessary. This was one of my favorite scenes because it totally flips the whole “you can’t come because it’s just too dangerous for you” trope. I also think it shows how much Shiro sees Allura as an equal and his understanding that everybody is always going to be in danger in their line of work as Voltron and that Allura has just as much of a right as anybody else to participate in their fight against the Galra empire, if not more because Zarkon destroyed her entire planet and people. Also every time Allura uses her Altean strength and totally just uses brute strength to knock out somebody, Shiro always looks at her with such awe and wonderment lol.

I also like that they both have an understanding of the strains of leadership and what kind of toll that takes on a person being burdened with so much responsibility. I also appreciate that even though Shiro views Allura as extremely strong and capable as previously stated above, he also knows that she is still a person and needs to remember to take care of herself and reminds her that she should take into account her own health and rest once in a while (the hand touch scene), and I feel like he knows that unless Allura is reminded that she should think about herself once in a while, she will keep pushing herself to the point of exhaustion because she believes it is necessary for their mission.

Also for me personally, one of the biggest things that decides whether I ship something or not is if I can see them having fun together. No war, no giant conflicts, no life or death situations, just the two of them together hanging out and having fun. If I can’t imagine and see the two people I’m potentially shipping being able to just have fun, do silly things together, and just enjoying each other’s company, then I personally can’t see myself shipping them because I feel like if you’re in a romantic relationship with someone you should actually have fun with them and enjoy their company. And I can honestly see Shiro and Allura having fun and doing silly things together. I love their exchange with one another where Allura was distracting that guard when she was pretending to be a galra soldier and Shiro was all “Its Plytox!”, like it was funny and I also loved how well they work together. There was also a cut scene where Shiro was supposed to give the space mice a bath with Allura apparently and that is just so cute, but it also shows that they could potentially just be doing more relaxing and fun things and enjoy each other’s company. This has gotten really long so I think I’ll end it here, but yeah this is why I personally ship them and I mean other people might not see their interactions the same way I do and that’s perfectly fine, but yeah I think they would be good for one another and would make such a power couple tbh.

I Just Watched Sense8 Twice And Here Are My New Favorite Platonic Pairings...

I. Sun and Lito
1. They didn’t share much in s1 other than Sun’s period pains. But it was so satisfying to see Lito lose his marbles behind a little bloating while Sun just soldiered on. That moment in the mirror when they shared languages set the stage for an interesting dynamic that I should have known I would love.
2. Lito and his drama play perfectly against Sun’s emotional control. She wants to laugh at him so bad, and he just loves a captive audience.
3. Sun will never admit when she needs and deserves a good wallow. She fights to stay on an even keel; Lito, conversely embraces the opportunity to make his feels known to the world. He even forces her to partake, using stuffed kitty cats.

II. Capheus and Sun
1. Capheus is charming enough and all-around sweet enough to realize that without Sun he would be dead many times over. So when he spoke of her using reverent tones (Jean-Claude Korean Lady) in s1 I immediately saw potential for a very special friendship.
2. The Christmas special moment between the two of them illustrated Sun’s softness in a way we don’t see often. It’s almost like the writers gave us a glimpse of Sun’s sweet side, only because it meshes so well with Capheus’s. That smile gave me all the feels.
3. I love how Sun had to come through for Capheus in so many ways last season while he rarely had a chance to pay her back, only to have him play an integral part in her major plot this season. That getaway motorcycle scene was amazing and put them on more equal footing.

III. Lito and Wolfgang
1. This is where two polar opposite characters shown respect and appreciation for their differences with zero judgement. Lito saw Wolfie set out with the intention of killing his cousin and offered no censure. He just helped the man do it. In the same way, Wolfie could not care less that Lito thinks life is a movie. He probably thinks Lito’s hysterical behavior is hilarious. They rock.
2. I love how even a year later, Lito is still showing gratitude for Wolfie helping him beat up Joaquin. Those two have this delicious bond that almost feels like opposites attracting; the actors know exactly how to play it to the best effect.
3. These two are the men most comfortable during, and in the aftermath of the orgy scenes. That shit didn’t phase them at all in s1 as opposed to Will, who freaked out. It speaks to a free spirit that the two share.

IV. Honorable Mentions
1. Riley and Capheus. I love how they have so many conversations about family. Sharing the sad truths bonds characters, and they’ve done that since the beginning.
2. Kala and Sun. The two Asian girls are very like sisters, and it’s possible that the writers did this on purpose. Me likey.
3. Nomi and Will. They handle shit together in a way I find very satisfying. Also, she never judged him for his “little problem” in s2.
4. Nomi and Sun. The running gag of Sun breaking stuff and then breaking that dude’s finger was funny.

anonymous asked:

the good thing about the revival is that it made me reconsider IWTB lol. just watched it again and the cinematography is gorgeous and mulder and scully seem more like themselves than they were in the revival somehow?

IWTB is such a beautiful movie. Before I hear anyone say how wrong I am, I want to underline how magnificent a movie it is as a *stand alone* and sadly, I believe being part of a franchise based on and driven by conspiracy greatly impeded the success of the movie. I highly recommend Roger Ebert’s review explaining why this movie is actually very good.

For the same reason MS1 was accused of being OOC, I often feel that people expected to find Mulder and Scully in the same state-of-mind where we left them, i.e. just reunited and in a adrenaline-generated passion for each other, on the run across America trying to save themselves. 

They had been living together for 6 years by that point, their life had settled down, Scully finding work but Mulder living like a recluse, without income, without anything to look forward to in the morning except waking up next to Scully. And maybe this opinion is unpopular BUT I think this was explored really well throughout the movie. Mulder needs to get back to what he did, to what he was and is but Scully, while accepting to put on the Partner hat for a while, is terrified to lose what she and Mulder tried so hard to build together.

The argument in the hospital is so important. Scully was asking him to choose between them or himself (perhaps unfairly) and you can feel her heart break when he walks out. For the first time Scully deliberately refuses to follow him, and, eventually saved her own life when we see the fate Agent Whitney meets… When Mulder acts recklessly without listening to Scully, people die. But equally, the relationship between Mulder and Scully having changed, their emotions cloud their decisions and this is what I believe that scene was trying to highlight (S: Mulder, you think I don’t understand, but I do. This stubbornness of yours, is why I fell in love with you // M: It’s like you said, it’s why we can’t be together.).

I think IWTB was really interesting, giving us a good insight into Mulder and Scully’s relationship and how they haven’t figured it all out. They have a past they struggle to reconcile with the romantic relationship they now share and as much as I hated the idea of a break-up in Season 10, looking back it now makes a lot more sense.

Her Voice

A/N: Guys I’m working really hard to get to all your requests but with college n all I don’t have a lot of free time :( 

Request: This is like my new favourite page to check out. Could you do something with Rami where there is a new assistant who will be talking into his ear piece with Elliot’s monologue and he just loves her voice and they get to chat a lot but it’s awhile before he gets to meet her.


“Rami, that’s not the line.” Sam calls out from the director’s chair. Rami runs his hands through his hair in a frustrated manner. The stress of the third season of Mr. Robot was really getting to him along with all his other projects.

“I’m sorry, my head’s all over the place.” He apologises.

Christian smiles at him sympathetically, clapping him on the back.

“Hey, this is the price of being a highly requested actor kid.” Rami chuckles weakly.

“I’m fine with the conversational scenes, it’s these damned monologues.” He sighs.

Christian laughs.

“Shame you can’t have someone reading it to you through an ear piece, huh.” To the actors’ surprise, Sam brightens at this.

“That’s actually not a bad idea.” He muses. “You can get super tiny ones these days, and either way we can edit it out.”

“Are we seriously considering this?” Rami asks, unsure about the suggestion. He certainly likes the idea of not having to remember the intense monologues that seem to be the bane of his life at the moment.

“Why not? People have done weirder things to get their actors to perform at their best.” Sam shrugs. “I’ll get someone on the phone.”

*

The plan was put in motion speedily, and by the next day Rami was having a miniscule earpiece fitted while he sat in hair and makeup.

“This is certainly new.” The makeup girl comments, amusement clear on her face.

“You’re telling me.” Rami chuckles. Sam joins them in the trailer and explains the way it will work.

“One of the script editors has agreed to sit in a trailer and read the monologues to you through a mic. Obviously you’ll still have to memorise it to an extent but it’ll be much easier.”

Rami nods, apprehensive about the whole concept but looking forward to seeing if it improves his performance. He leaves the trailer, shrugging his black hoodie on and making his way to the apartment set where his next scene will be filmed. He is met with Christian in his Mr. Robot attire, sitting on the couch muttering his lines.

“You ready Bond?” He jokes, standing up.

“You’re asking the wrong person.” He snorts, tapping his ear indicatively. Christian shakes his head and gets into position, Rami follows suit. Sam sits down in the director’s chair and flicks through the script to the current page.

“Right, I’m expecting to need to do a few takes to get a feel for this, but just try and do it as you’d usually do it, okay Rami?” Sam states.

“Yeah. Also, is this thing on?” He says, gesturing vaguely at his ear.

“It should be. Could someone get Y/N to say something through the mic to check its working?”

There’s a reply from one of the crew and moments later, Rami hears a woman’s voice, clear in his ear as if she were standing right next to him.

“Hello? Can you hear me Mr. Malek?” Her voice is nice, smooth and sweet.

“Uh, yeah I can. Can she hear me? Just call me Rami.” He hears a laugh.

“You don’t have to shout, Rami. I can hear you just fine.” He immediately feels embarrassed.

“Aha. Sorry about that.” The crew watches on in intrigue.

“Right, let’s get this started.” Sam claps his hands together, and the scene begins.

*

Once Rami had gotten the hang of using pauses and listening while speaking, the scene flowed fantastically. He was finally able to complete the monologue that had been plaguing him and the film crew for days now. He sighed with relief once Sam had yelled cut, telling him that he’d done great.

And the method stuck, every morning Rami would put his earpiece in and Y/N would be waiting on the other end to say;

“Good morning Rami.” And he’d smile instinctively and say it back. Hearing her voice had become the highlight of his day, she’d taken a lot of stress off his shoulders while being fun and easy to work with.

But after every cut Y/N would invade his thoughts. Who was she? What did she look like? What colour were her eyes and did she smile the same way he did when she heard his voice? He was slowly becoming consumed with wonder and an unshakable need to meet her. He wanted to thank her for everything she’d done for him on top of her own work as an editor.

At least that’s what he told himself, but the truth was; he was falling steadily for the sound of her voice, her quiet laughter when he’d mess up or would get muddled between what she was saying and what line he was currently reciting. Her little coughs, or the sound of her sipping water while his costars spoke.

He loved that between scenes, neither of them would take their earpieces out, but would make small talk while he drank his coffee and she critiqued his performance. He learned that she enjoyed Elliot’s exchanges with Darlene best, the uncannily authentic sibling banter that they had relieved her heartache for Elliot’s relentless struggle.  

He learned that she often got colds, apologizing every time she’d sniff or reach for a tissue. It was off-putting when she’d suck cold lozenges, the sound of her mouth working over the sweet distracting his mind… And body. She probably didn’t even know. He had an image in his mind of this beautiful yet faceless woman, and he had never felt such a pull to know what she looked like.

“Rami, wakey wakey.” He shakes himself out of his thoughts to see Carly waving a hand in front of his face. “We’re about to start.”

“Ok.” He smiles, standing from his seat and making his way to the set with his onscreen sister. They chat absently about getting takeout for lunch, sharing equal enthusiasm at the suggestion of pizza.

When they arrive on set, Rami zips up his hoodie and prepares to slip into the role of Elliot, but he’s distracted by the sight of a woman talking to Sam. She’s Y/H, with beautiful H/L, H/C hair that seems effortlessly styled. Pretty E/C eyes that are scanning over the thick wad of papers she’s holding between her and Sam. Concentration is etched over her features in the most adorable expression he’s ever seen.

He’s filled with the sensation that he’s known her for years, despite this being the first time he’s seen her as far as he can remember. She glances up, apparently aware that he’s been gawking shamelessly at her. She spots him and her eyes widen, a smile stretching across her pink lips.

“Rami.” She says, and his heart lurches. The simple word was enough to send butterflies flitting in a frenzy within his stomach. It’s her. She walks over to him, leaving Sam fumbling with the stack of paper. “You probably don’t even know who I am,” She laughs shakily, he can tell she’s just as nervous as he is. “Its- “

“Y/N.” He grins, interrupting her.

“Yeah.” She exhales, her surprise at his recognition evident. He stands there awkwardly, simply taking her in.

“Christ, you’re like a pair of teenagers crushing on each other.” They’re brought out of their trance by Carly’s snort. Rami feels his face heating up and the pink on Y/N’s cheeks tells him she’s equally embarrassed by the comment.

“That’s enough blushing and looks of longing.” Christian announces. “I wanna get this scene over with, I’m fucking starving.”

“I’m so sorry, I’ll just-“ Y/N stammers, but Rami grabs her by the arm before she leaves.

“Meet me after this? I’ll get us lunch?” Her uncertain frown is replaced by a bright red complexion and a smile.

“Sure.” She breathes, then waves hesitantly and hurries out of the studio. After that, Rami struggles to get into Elliot’s role with the ridiculous smile on his face.

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Am I the only Jonerys fan who wants them to actually be equals instead of Jon kissing at her feet

Hi. Why are you feeling like they aren’t equals, or that people don’t see them as equals? I really want to read your thoughts. (I mean it).

I feel like this episode/scene was to show Jon’s feelings. She admires him as much and respects him as much, she has to be firm as a queen and for what she has lived for so long, it’s only normal to came down a harsh sometimes.

But ultimatelly, I do believe they are equals. He has shown him in this episode that he not only was right, but he truly does trust her and is aware of what’s important to her (her people and her children), and I feel like with her telling him that she will fight at his side and they will fight the NK together, she is telling him that she is aware of his, too (his own people and family).

We have to be patient. I mean, there is certainly some fans that may like a more dominant Dany, but at least I still see them as equals and I’m sure we will get scenes of Dany later showing her admiration and respect of Jon, too.

He was just really sweet in this episode. This is a mother that just lost her baby. He was trying to hold her, he wasn’t worshipping her, he was showing love and offering comfort.

anonymous asked:

Really curious about how many episodes in do these kastle scenes appear. Because it seems like a lot of developed has happened from the end of DD2 to frank being this open and vulnerable regarding karen. He is panic-stricken by the mere thought of her being hurt/dying. Acting like how a husband/significant other would in this situation. It really does seem like the show is going to push that angle as far as they can go without actually going there. I'm ready for anything basically!

Doesn’t it? He’s certainly drawing that comparison all by himself in that conversation with Micro. Who would’ve thought.

On the development front – their first meeting is going to set the stage for everything, IMO. I think he goes to Karen again generally for help with finding information, but there’s no way he’s going to decide to show up on her doorstep (well, way to work) and try walking back into her life after nearly a year and knowing she’s lost Matt and then just think he can be casual with an ‘I need your help’. He’s been too considerate with her, which makes me think that when he does show up it’s going to be with knowingly and purposefully letting their dynamic shift immediately back into that familiar confidant territory. Maybe even pushing for it. Except perhaps with a lot more equal participation from Karen this time around….and that would only deepen the trust, care, and concern that he must’ve been maintaining for her (evidenced by the fact that he does go to her). And from there it’s a snowballing effect?

With the scenes – really depends on how they pace the show. And where the explosion sequence lies, maybe? That feels like it could be the climax of the first or second act? At some other point, their hideout appears to be raided, and we know at another point Micro’s family is also threatened. There’s always more that could/will happen to raise the stakes, too. But, in any case, we’ve got a pretty loose idea of how long Karen’s around in ~time~ just not episodes.

She’s around from the very beginning since Frank’s got that long hair and beard. There’s an interim period of who knows how long where he just has the beard and a shaved head in the city. Then, his hair grows back enough for the crew-cut and he’s clean-shaven. So that’s, what, at least a few weeks? Then– we know they have the homeless!Frank bit, I’m thinking two scenes at the bench but conservatively at least one, a least one in her apartment, and the one at the waterside. Deb in that ABC interview makes reference to Karen knowing that every time she’s passing on information, Frank’s taking that and going off to hurt or kill people with it, and that’s something she has to carry, so the phrasing of that certainly seems to hint at many more.

I wish I could draw some conclusions from all this but honestly when the explosion sequence happens feels like a big indicator for how many episodes these scenes alone are stretched across. And we might get more. At this point, yeah, I think we should just roll right into this with no expectations because they’re completely unpredictable, lol!

What is it about Shun’s straightness that people are so obsessed about? When you google Andromeda Shun you find a thousand posts about how he is definitely not a homosexual. And I just want to ask, would that somehow give him less credit as a Saint?

I mean people say things like “The fact that he has feminine figure doesn’t mean he is gay”
“June had feelings for him you know”
“He was a really strong Saint”
“The Libra Temple scene was not like that in the manga, he was only making an act of *FRIENDSHIP* by sacrificing himself for Hyoga!”

I can agree with the first one, but the rest?
1. Does June decide his sexuality for him? That fact that she has feelings for him doesn’t mean he reciprocates (It’s quite clear both in the anime and manga that he sees her as a regular friend, seeing as he doesn’t have dramatic flashbacks with her as Ikki did with Esmeralda or exchange meaningful glances with her like he so often does with Hyoga)

2. No shit Sherlock. I’m 1000% sure strong doesn’t equal heterosexual.

3. Ok, this one is truly open for interpretation. You can’t simply say that this scene confirms his gayness, but you can’t brush it off with ~*The Power of Friendship*~ either.

You can’t deny the fact that he almost kissed Hyoga, and I don’t think there was a need to snuggle up to him in other to give him his cosmo. That this was something Toei did? Yes, but I never saw Kurumada complaining about it or removing it from canon.

Now, those facts could actually be overlooked as simply being part of Shun’s gentle nature, if it wasn’t for how close Hyoga and Shun are right from the start. In all honesty, if we talk about Shun’s possible love interests, Hyoga is really the most logical option. What about June, you say? Well, before her first and only apparence, Shun had never mentioned her even once, and after that single episode we never heard of her again. She was not even a planned character, the only reason she exists is because Kurumada promised to do a character for the June magazine.

Hyoga, however, is always protecting Shun when Ikki doesn’t feel like it and he constantly calls out to him. They are usually glued to each others side (and I have screenshots to prove it) and they make a pretty powerful duo. I don’t know if you have noticed, but whenever Ikki is around, they are suddenly five feet away from each other at all times; then when Ikki leaves they are inseparable once again.

I don’t know if they were like this in the manga or if Kurumada/Toei realized what they were doing, but when you look back, the idea that Shun would sacrifice himself for the person he loves (ROMANTICALLY) is not such a foreign concept anymore.

On a final note, if he does have feelings for Hyoga, that doesn’t automatically mean he is gay. He could also he bisexual, pansexual, ‘90% straight’ or not even a cis boy at all.

swishswishbitch  asked:

I 100% agree with you on the susan cooper rick ford relationship. Like right when the movie ended I was like,"shit I ship them so hard."

yes exactly thank u

i mean susan has shipping potential with many people, including rayna, but i feel that she and ford hit that sweet spot of screwball comedy partners that i just love. plus they’re both giant dorks & he’s a natural part of the wacky susan/nancy team. whereas bradley fine is just this sore thumb who frankly has to be impressed by susan’s skills in order to consider her an equal. don’t even get me started on that “love confession” scene. he was so seduced by the idea that tiny susan cooper carried a huge torch for him, ugh no thanks. he might be a nice dude but not nice for susan.

rick, on the other hand, pretty much teases and mocks cooper 24/7, but his knowledge of her competence is implicit. he doesn’t swoon over her skills or go all “humbled agent” because she can kick some ass. for all his buffoonery and meanness, he ironically treats her with more respect because he sees her as an actual challenge to his delusional quest. and i mean that ball scene? where he swoops in and pretends to be her date for a second??? and is so in character about it? and then when they’re fighting he goes “yah i could go romantic on you and you’d be breathless and wet…but i’m not”??? and he makes that asshole puppy face?

like he’s trying not to smile or show emotion after susan tore him a new one???

and their nagging at the hotel and his enthusiasm whenever he sees her and talks to her. it’s all there. and u can see susan enjoys it too because she’s not fake-ball-busting like when she pretends to be rayna’s bodyguard. she’s being herself and dragging him too.

not to mention that, she is clearly the boss. i mean halfway through the movie he is whipped; susan sends him off to do smth and he grumbles but listens. and i might be reaching but at one point he isn’t just trying to take out deluca but is also keeping tabs on her to make sure she’s safe because he owes her (even tho he’s not very competent, his intentions are good, as susan puts it)

he’s basically the jock with a heart who is secretly a giant dork and she’s the dork with a heart who is secretly a giant jock, like i’m sorry but they pair up so well.

yeah had to write down a shipper rant cuz gotta fill up the tag but srsly these two

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Lolirock Appreciation Week, day 2: Favorite male - Nat!

I like 99% of the guys equally but Nat takes first place! Kind, understanding, attractive, hard working, he’s the perfect love interest. Usually I dislike it when the main girl has a crush on her guy friend but they have good chemistry. Their scenes don’t feel forced and you can tell he genuinely likes her.

ooh also now that i’m contemplating this topic i think the scene in the river with Casca could be viewed as a choice for Griffith between letting her in and growing closer to her or keeping her at a distance. When he freezes up as she hugs him, then turns around and represses his feelings and comforts her instead, that’s him choosing to keep her at a distance rather than be vulnerable around her.

So really his speech to Charlotte about not having friends is a self-fulfilling prophecy. like Griffith could have a bunch of friends but that requires letting people see your imperfections. the way Griffith describes a friend - as an equal who also has a goal and would challenge and oppose him if need be - it’s like he wants someone to fight past his barriers and climb over his walls and make him their friend, because he’s unwilling to expose himself to the possibility of rejection while emotionally vulnerable.

Guts is the exception, the one person he actually tries to let in who keeps placing him at a distance. Asking him to kill Julius instead of ordering and Guts reinforcing the mercenary hierarchy instead; asking if Guts thinks he’s cruel and getting ‘who cares your dream is more important’ as an answer; doing irrational things for him because his brain takes a back seat when Guts is involved and Guts dismissing those moments as irrelevant compared to the overheard friendship speech; etc.

Which is another reason it’s tragic and ironic that Guts takes the friendship speech to heart, because he’s probably the only person in Griffith’s life who didn’t need to follow that advice to become his friend, he just needed to accept Griffith’s overtures of friendship instead of accidentally rebuffing him.

bedannibal-lectaurier  asked:

bedannibal--#29 last cuddle (before Bedelia leaves him in Florence)

[Takes place post-s3 kiss scene]

The flat is bathed in golden afternoon sunlight.

He finds her resting on the bed, her back to him as she faces the open window. He longs to occupy that empty space next to her, but lingers in the doorway, unsure if he is still allowed. What other endings had she implied?

He is again reminded of what a beautiful enigma she presents, of how cosmic she truly is, equal parts brilliant supernova and hidden blood moon eclipse.   

Regardless of how sincere she had truly considered their connection to be, this feels like a fracture, like a complete dissolution. And it aches

“Lie with me.” Her voice comes low, soft. 

It aches considerably more when he removes his shoes and slides up onto the high bed, settling behind her. He slips his arm around the curve of her waist, flattening his palm below her navel. 

It is a highly intimate touch. But then, hers was no innocent invitation. 

Her perfume, and the scent of her skin just underneath, is subtle but familiar; it is on her nape and in the sheets. He shifts until they are flush, embracing comfortably. This, too, has become familiar. Holding her. Being held in return.

“What are you thinking?” she asks calmly, eyes still closed, her hand settling over his.

He lowers his face to the heat of her neck, presses his lips behind her ear, closes his eyes and abstains from acknowledging her question. The clock on the bedside table steadily marks the passing of time.

“You were abandoned as a child,” she continues gently, stroking her fingers lightly along his forearm. “It would be natural, in this circumstance, to feel upset.”

“Do not do that,” he admonishes hoarsely, stilling her fingers with his hand. “Do not compare - do not reduce our relationship to that.”

“You are hurt, and for that I am sorry,” she persists. And with it, he hears the unspoken: I am sorry for how it makes you feel, but I am not sorry for doing it. She is silent, the steady rise and fall of her back against his chest her only movement. 

“I know it was more than just a game for you,” he murmurs, his lips brushing the shell of her ear. “More than just simple curiosity.” 

He feels her breath hitch, and then she turns in his embrace, mindful of his bruised ribs and tender muscles as she shifts to face him. Her body is pliant and languid but her eyes pierce him, her opiate gaze utterly undivided, burning. He can read it there, behind the blue. It is hidden, it is a fiercely protected secret, but it is there all the same.

He passes his thumb gently across her lower lip, curls his palm around her jaw, tilts her head up to press his lips softly to hers. His fingers slip into the silk of her hair and he lifts his head to deepen the kiss. He undoes her with his lips and his hands like she is a lock made of the most delicate silk.


Later, spilled languidly across the sheets, she watches him as he carefully packs the remainder of his belongings into his leather suitcase. Packing for one.

“This is what you want?” he asks, meeting her gaze intently. Last chance.

“It’s what I want,” she whispers. 

When he leaves, it is with her name on his lips and her perfume on his skin. 

anonymous asked:

Yay requests!! So can you tell me how the RFA would react to MC who loves to get lost in a book while cuddling/sitting with them and plays with their hair/draws patterns on them/grabs based on what is happening in the book?

Yoosung

  • when he walks in and sees MC reading he cuddles up to them so fast
  • he adores being pet or having his hair and all that
  • he can really get the general feeling of a book based on what MC is doing
  • he likes it when MC reads calming scenes because that’s usually when he gets petted the most
  • also, when MC grabs him he knows something went down in the book
  • he tends to become intrigued, because he knows around what MC feels when reading, but not the plot, so he tends to ask MC to tell him about the book once they’re done
  • when MC gets a new book he’s equally as happy as them

Jaehee

  • since she’s usually pretty still when reading, she was a bit surprised when MC started drawing patterns on her back with their free hand while their nose was buried in a book
  • how…. how can MC be so…. so cute…
  • she finds it endearing, and really likes it?? it’s soothing
  • especially after long days of work, when she’s too tired to even look at the TV, cuddling with MC while they read is just
  • amazing
  • she finds MC’s actions incredibly adorable, and sometimes comments on it without thinking, making MC a bit flustered
  • also, when MC grips her arm while reading she always smiles and cuddles closer to MC

Zen

  • MC….. is too precious….. must be protected…..
  • seriously, he is sure. MC is some sort of angel. their every action is way too cute to be real
  • when MC combs through his hair rat tail he can’t help but smile and relax his shoulders
  • he loves having his hair combed by MC so much??
  • even though he’s not much of a reading type, he admires the way in which MC gets immersed into books
  • it almost reminds him of how he gets sucked into the character he plays, in some sense?
  • overall a great experience. 10/10, would cuddle with MC while they read every time

Jumin

  • is there a single aspect of MC that is not amazing to him
  • when he was a child, he didn’t really read any kind of stories that he’d get invested in
  • now as an adult, he mostly read his paperwork and a romance novel here and there, but he was never really… immersed in it. 
  • but sitting next to MC, he realized MC was literally in another world- they were in the book, even if they were physically next to him
  • when MC grabbed his arm he realized just how amazingly cute it was
  • chuckles a bit and goes along with it, cuddling closer to MC

707

  • gah!!! critical hit on his heart!!! -1000 health!!! adorableness overload!!!
  • no seriously, he finds it so adorable it hurts 
  • when MC starts playing with his hair, pulling him closer, their eyes shining as they read the page…
  • MC is too good and adorable for someone like him holy shit
  • he probably considers getting MC a kindle so they can hold it with one hand and continue to gently trace patterns on his arm while they get lost in their books
  • he’s never worried about having no topic of conversation with MC, because moments in silence while MC reads and slowly cuddles closer to him as they read is probably the best bonding time ever