Jokes about dragons are an ace thing? What vital piece of knowledge am I missing?
It’s a smaller association, but dragons have been associated with asexual culture for some time. I don’t think there’s any big symbolism behind it, it most likely started when people joked about how we’re more into dragons than sex, and it took off.
It might have also gotten highlighted by how, traditionally, dragons aren’t ‘born’ or reproduced. As reptilian non-animals, dragons exist as forces of nature, like thunderstorms or tsunamis. So their existence has no sexual energy. Depending on the dragon, of course.
It also runs on the association of queer people and monsters. The lgbt+ community has long since studied monsters and their symbolism, and compared it to our own philosophy. Monsters exist beyond the binary, and many of them were designated evil or destructive because they challenged social norms. Demons encouraged anarchy and ruling from beyond a shepherd’s hand, werewolves a transformation into a freed impulsive nature, mermaids the duality of identity, and so on.
I was scrolling through my dash and saw a gif of Betty and Jughead from the recent ep and it was tagged as "bughead." Being the curious cat I am, I wandered into the tag and literally had to stop myself from throwing my phone across the phone. Not only have the writers erased Jughead's asexuality and aromanticism, the fandom is doing it too by shipping them together romantically. I'm so angry; why do people see us as an erasable group? Why aren't we important enough to be represented in media?
pretty sure there'll be a "omg you're not dead i'm so sorry we had a fight" reunion kiss in 2x10 but who knows maybe they'll cut it out so jace can hook up with random chick #2 or cl/mon to make out (not salty what are you talking about)
Bwahahahaa. Why is this so funny??? lmao
(Agreed on your first part tho. Please make this happen! Sigh.)
lmao this is actually kind of a funny question, because if i’m being completely frank, i don’t think we were meant to receive Seth’s reaction to Kate’s new friend Rafa in any other way, and there’s a few reasons why.
let’s start with my favourite one: the scene in which Seth finds out about Rafa.
first of all – positioning.
now, positioning is key. positioning tells us a LOT about dynamics in a scene – motive, agenda, interpersonal connections, intentions etc.
Seth and Kate are both positioned very deliberately here. they’re on opposite sides of a table, so there’s an element of confrontation to their interaction. not only that, but Seth is standing while Kate is sitting. that right there? that sets Kate on something of a defensive edge.
this is an important dynamic to establish right off the bat. it shows that Seth and Kate aren’t just two regular, purely platonic friends having a discussion about a guy one of them met. if they were, the vibe would be one of open intimacy, NOT confrontation.
it shows, too, in the way she tries to recover.
this is a pretty rare reaction from Kate. back in 1x02, when Scott was calling her out about Kyle, we didn’t even get to see her anywhere near this nervous. she barely even blinked, reacting with pure exasperation and annoyance. (“Hey, give it back!” “Gross!”)
the fact that Kate was nervous about talking to Seth about a stranger with whom she’d had an (admittedly very flirty) interaction with is a huge indicator that their relationship is definitely not of the brother-sister variety that she shares with Scott. it shows us that Kate cares what Seth thinks, in a very specific way that she doesn’t with Scott.
(side note: this is actually a very nice parallel between 1x02 and 2x02 and i can’t believe i’ve never noticed it before lmaooo okay moving on)