and its gonna be up in an exhibition next term why

Incoming fan-lore critical rant

  Alright fam real talk time now. This is WoW related so if you couldn’t care less about WoW you can totally ignore this. So Im a massive fan of Draenei, and they are basically responsible for most of my interest in the game/world along with the Elves. They are surprisingly one of the most if not the most original, well designed, subversive fantasy races I’ve ever come across next to the Sylvari from Guild Wars 2.

  Heres my issue, and its a hugely irritating one. WHY does almost everyone keep superimposing our concept of gender roles, politics, understanding of religion, etc onto them? Its irritating as hell and massively out of character for the entire species lol; like have yall actually been paying attention? We see extremely low (almost negligible) levels of sexism in their culture with females being present in EVERY profession and level of their society in generally equal ratios to men with some exceptions (additionally this fact is not questioned or criticized by any of them). Our stereotypes of gender are totally irrelevant to them lol. Their whole culture is counter to ours. They are extremely collective oriented with focus being placed on the whole while value is still placed on individual freedom and expression of knowledge.

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Why Keith and Lance belong in Gryffindor

a.k.a. “watch Kayser spend three hours on an AU theory post that will never be relevant to canon and then resume to regret their life.”

So, let’s do this.

While there’s been a fair amount of discussion regarding the House placement of all of the Paladins, Keith and Lance have certainly been the most debated. They are both very complex characters and I figured that without a huge fucking theory post, no one could ever come to a conclusion on this. And that’s why I’m here, because if there’s anything I do best it’s spending hours compiling evidence for something that won’t matter in the long run.

Without further ado, let’s start with the Sorting Hat and its process of determining the house that students belong to.

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anonymous asked:

hi! i understand that your headcanon is bottom!shaw so i wanted to ask... amy said that root enjoys shaw's muscle when it's used on her, shaw will top in the sex scene, why do you think shaw is a bottom? she always seemed like a top to me, she basically dominates everything. though of course they probably switch too. can you explain your reasoning? thanks!

i have a lot of thoughts and reasons for it tbh maybe too many so hopefully i can articulate them 

  • a few things first, i prefer and like the idea of shaw taking on the role of the bottom, of a service top and a sub but don’t think that in the canon of their relationship she would exclusively take on only these roles with root but in my mind 9/10 times - she’s taking on one (or more) of them 
  • in relation to what amy said i mean, it’s just a fact that shaw is physically stronger than root and so regardless of what dynamics they take on in sexual situations i think that shaw’s physical strength and physique are a massive turn on for root and she is incredibly attracted to that aspect of shaw
  • i would say that i definitely see shaw as aggressive opposed to dominate. we know from what she has said about her pd that anger is the easiest emotion for her to express - it’s the volume that’s turned up the loudest so she is definitely aggressive and can easily express that and so we get her punching root in 3x06, choking root in 4x09 and grabbing her for the kiss in 4x11 and then again there is clear aggression in what we see in the promo from s5 but i don’t think that necessarily transfers to who is actually the more dominate within the dynamic of the relationship 
  • and for the record i fully accept shaw taking the more aggressive and dominant role in THE scene, i think it fits the characters immensely. root needs to let shaw take the lead because god knows what she has been trough and shaw needs that control, whatever is gonna happen, after all she’s gone through, it’s gotta be on her own terms and i say again, of all of the feelings she would be having anger has always been the easiest for her to decipher (root also is so helplessly in love i’m pretty sure shaw could literally do whatever she wanted to and root would have no complaints)  
  • but let’s go back to CONTROL. my view of root is as a character with a need for control, it’s all well and good for her to have faith in the machine but FUCK ROOT CRAVES CONTROL SHE JUST DOES from baby sam groves taking back control when no one listened to her when hannah was taken, how she took control and had the dude killed. she didn’t get to control that she was samantha groves with the absent dad and the sick mom but she chose the identity of root, she controlled that, she decided it. she was a contract killer she literally CONTROLLED LIFE AND DEATH. shaw being taken was out of her control and my god does she try and take it back when she wants to kill beth to save harry SHE IS TRYING TO CONTROL THE SITUATION root and control is very important in my understanding of her character and so when it comes to her sexual relationship with shaw, that power dynamic and the elements of bdsm the partake in, she absolutely takes on a dom role and shaw serves as her sub 
  • also just from reading fic i accept the idea that root doesn’t like a lot of penetration so to be specific i never really like the idea of shaw using a strap-on on her, that never feels right to me and wearing a strap on doesn’t by default make you the top but in  a lot of fics that’s how it often plays out
  • i headcanon that shaw has usually taken on the role of top or dom with most previous sexual partners and that’s because she hasn’t ever really trusted anyone or felt comfortable enough to not do that. she says she had a 3 night max policy, that’s not an exceedingly long amount of time to establish the kinda of sexual relationship i think root and shaw have fallen into after all this time. 
  • but most importantly shaw’s actions speak louder than words, because most of the time she physically cannot find the words, she can’t express what she feels but act of giving root that control and submitting to her says so much. 
  • my interpretation of canon based off this gifset is certainly that shaw enjoys pain and in most contexts of the comments we see root is the one (potentially) inflicting it, i don’t see that shaw has an overwhelming desire to inflict pain in same way she has exhibited a desire to have pain inflicted on her however root has vocalised that she enjoys receiving pain as well as inflicting it so i think that definitely happens
  • but that could just mean shaw takes on the role of service top, following root’s orders and requests on how to inflict pain on her who knows if people think that a definite switch happens in those instances i don’t mind 
  • if we talk about this gifset/scene i think that it’s super instinctual how root pulls shaw into her and shields her and i think in the top gif i get the feeling this a familiar position for them, that shaw in aroused by it but then she becomes uncomfortable with the intimacy of it because they aren’t in a sexual situation 
  • and again just my interpretation of canon from this scene i 100% imagine that root zip tied shaw and put the hood on her, shaw’s face and the implication that root it holding the stuff implies to me that she will be using them on shaw (also we see root placing the zip ties on herself the next morning, not shaw exhibiting dominance and putting them on her) 
  • i think shaw’s reaction to root bringing this up and the context of it also implies this, because root is pitting herself against tomas and how they can pleasure shaw and so i absolutely take form it that root took on the more dominant role on that occasion, she had shaw tied up etc.) 

i probably have more things to say, and i’ve probably said way too much about it so hopefully this kinda makes sense and this is all just my interpretations at the end of the day also i blame @constantlyhalfcocked because i did not feel this strongly about sub!shaw or bottom!shaw until i read their fics and from that point on there was no going back