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Season 2 Klance and Shallura Analysis

Alrighty so this is another one of those voltron prediction/theory/rant its basically an analysis of some parts of season 2 not all bc that would take me forever but just a few key parts (aka the key to my heart Klance okay bye). So grab a drink because this is an essay folks that I spent way too much time on than I should have. Let’s begin shall(ura) we? (I hate myself)

So I’m gonna start with a very good and very platonic (in my opinion) relationship, which is K//allura. Okay okay, they have so much potential to be bffs its exciting.

First off, I took the whole Galra Keith and Allura tension as a message the creators wanted to convey to the viewers about judging someone merely by their race. Honestly I really love it when tv shows, especially kids shows, integrate bigger ideas like racism into their stories. Its subtle yet satisfying and I really really appreciated this particular scene with Keith and Allura.

Allura is describing her hatred for the Galra which is basically her hatred toward a part of Keith that he can’t even control. He never chose to be Galra, it’s just in his blood. And obviously that hurts him because its a part of who he is:((

Like ugh this is so sweet guys. So as you know from the title of this, I don’t ship K//allura at all, but this scene was very special to me in a much different way than how I feel from a romantic interaction. Like this is a genuine moment between two characters that are haunted by the same group, the Galra. Keith is part Galra, he has a part of the enemy inside of him which is probably causing inner turmoil maybe even self-hatred within him. And Allura as we know hates the Galra for killing her entire civilization. These two have a deep character development from this scene alone. We see that Allura has matured from being bitter toward Keith for being Galra to understanding that a person should not be judged by their blood but who they truly are. Also we see that Keith has accepted the fact that yes he may have a part of the enemy within him, but that does not mean he has to be anything like them. He is also pretty stand-off ish and doesn’t like opening up necessarily. He’d much rather keep to himself (other than Shiro), but he is finally opening up to someone else as well. He forgives Allura immediately despite how offensive her bias opinion was towards him. I just love Keith. 

So these two are super close now or should be? Which is pretty awesome considering… Keith is super close to Shiro too. SO now he’s close to both Shiro and Allura who are both, might I remind you all, much older than would be appropriate for him to have a romantic relationship with. Anywho, this reeks of space parents and an angsty teen.

Which then leads to Shallura and why I believe it is pointing toward canon woot woot love these goobers. Alright so I’m solely focusing on a few scenes in particular where my heart was pounding and my eyes watering and I was clutching my heart while screaming at my computer screen. The feels man the feels. 

I just about swooned at this. Like these underrated moments are what really get me. Like I love the whole Shiro taking Allura’s hand and telling his wife to get some rest, that got me feeling some sort of way. But this scene guys. In the heat of battle, Shiro is concerned for Allura. He’s basically saying “I wish I could be there to take care of her but Coran you have to do it for me.” I cannot guys I cannot.

She could’ve called for anyone else. Was it Keith? NOPE IT WAS SHIRO, PEOPLE!!

Never forget honestly. This is the face of a broken man. I have never seen Shiro more distressed and this pic doesn’t do it justice but when you watch this scene his eyes are glistening like he’s about to cry. The calm, collected leader Shiro is on the verge of tears? omg I can’t. 

Honestly this is my weakness. When a character gets hurt and another character goes ballistic and rages. Like Shiro is so determined to kick ass in this scene and avenge Allura. End me. 

For Shallura, they both have an understanding that they need each other. They are each other’s support especially considering they both are the leaders and are the older ones of the group. They help bear each other’s responsibility which is much different than Klance’s dynamic. For Klance it is much more playful and focused on chemistry. And also because they are younger it is much more naive and afraid. Both Keith and Lance obviously care for each other but they try not to show it especially when the other is present. They are self-conscious and afraid of what the other will think, that the other doesn’t feel the same way. Shiro and Allura, however, both know that they care for each other and they aren’t afraid to express it through calling each other’s name during battle and other small gestures like that.

Which I forgot to mention that everyone is freaking out over a simple hug between Allura and Keith but like have you noticed that both Klance and Shallura have not had a proper hug yet? Ummmm is this a slow burn fic or… Seriously tho, I’ve watched plenty of shows and animes (I’m shameless) to know that usually the canon couple does not have that special hugging and seal-the-deal scenes quite so early in the series because all the anticipation builds up until the perfect scene is created. I swear a tender Klance and Shallura moment is coming I swear. 

Which then leads to my mains, Klance. I just have to admit that one of the many reasons I love these two is because of the fact that Keith and Lance are like my fav characters of all time. And I can relate to both of them at the same time idk. Anyway, back to what’s important: evidence of canon.

So… Do I really need to show these? Like these scenes do not need further analysis it just reeks of dorks-in-love-who-don’t-know-they’re-in-love-with-each-other-and-who-don’t-know-that-the-other-is-in-love-with-them. Man I love Klance. 

So instead let’s over-analyze a few other scenes…

“Babe I thought you would have my back.”

“First you forget the bonding moment now this.”

Look this one is a stretch lol but just look at Keith’s face. When you watch this scene, Keith goes from his signature annoyed and irritated look to a betrayed and frustrated look. Maybe that’s just me, but aside from that, he doesn’t necessarily look pissed off, his face changes from his usual pissy look to something much different. Obviously what Lance says does calm him down enough not to yell back at him, but he also looks frustrated because no one understand him or his secret about his past with the Blade of Mamora and all that good junk at this point. I think it is especially bothering him that he can’t just upfront say what he is hiding, and instead he knows he is looking like a fool in front of them (and especially Lance). 

Body language is important. Keith turns around as not to face them, I think he is hurt because obviously this whole situation is important to him but not even Lance seems to understand him. And I seriously think Keith and Lance have like this weird mutual understanding usually. Like ya they fight I get that, but usually they kinda get what the other is trying to get at I feel, idk maybe thats just me. 

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how blue Lance’s eyes are in this… I love my son…

So like if you look closely at this scene you notice that when Lance is making eye contact with Keith, Keith has his typical “I hate you Lance but really I don’t but I’m gonna pretend like I do” face. But right when Lance looks away Keith actually looks sad and kinda hurt. Out of everyone, he hates that Lance is the one revealing his flaws, and even he knows its true. Lance stop insulting your husband. He’s actually sensitive about what you think of him:(((

Uhhh lowkey I think Keith is just as insecure as Lance is, but he just doesn’t show it… Oh the Klangst!

And another thing we get to see in Season 2 is that Lance is showing ALOT of concern of Keith’s wellbeing which is pretty big if you ask me because season 1 was basically Pining!Keith worried about his boyf. Now we get to see some worried Lance.

Honestly, like I mentioned before, the creators are going for a slow burn. And both Shallura and Klance definitely have their little hints and subtle moments that are very easily missed. But that’s the point. If it’s too obvious then the ending won’t be as powerful, the couples won’t be as special. Also, the development of both of these couples is going slow but very well thought out and I actually appreciate it a lot. I know for a fact K//allura won’t be canon because their interaction is too straight-up(lol) for it to be canon. It could be said as “predictable” but idk I just get a total brotp vibe from them nothing more, plus if they were hinting at canon for them, they wouldn’t have them hug so soon. Also their reactions and facial expressions toward the hugs and touches would be very different. It wasn’t tender like the Bonding Moment™ or the Shallura hand grab™. Facial expressions and reactions are key! Keith looked indifferent when Allura fell into his arms and their hug was sweet yes but it wasn’t hesitant and nervous like a couple who just discovered their feelings for one another would react. It was a hug between two people who recognize their bond. It was a strong bond yes, between two lovers? no I don’t think so. Allura, herself even confirmed how she now viewed the paladins as her family and it just felt to much like a familial bond I couldn’t see anything more to it. If Kallura was to be canon they would have more subtle moments than in-your-face big moments. Little details in the way Keith or Allura would look, or in the background they would be gazing at each other (*cough* like Keith does to Lance *cough*) It’s the little things that count, remember that.

The only ship I was concerned that would be canon was Sh//eith, because they have an obvious bond that is much different than everyone else. But ever since the “Shiro, you’re a bro to me” happened, it basically killed any chance of it happening. Which in my opinion is much better because Klance and Shallura have so much potential and their stories can expand and be written so well. As it is, the creators are doing a really good job at unraveling their stories slowly but just enough as to give the viewers hope which is the goal usually for tv shows. They try to make the shippers suffer sometimes *sigh*. 

Anywho, if you read up to this point thanks for listening to me rambling about space parents and space ranger partners lol! I loved season 2 because it revealed a lot about Keith not only through the obvious backstories and blade of mamora stuff but also through his interactions. And yes Keith is my fav lol. Anyways, I am 99.9% sure Klance and Shallura are gonna be canon but by no means am I saying you shouldn’t ship what you want. You do you, folks. Ship on and enjoy the show!

anonymous asked:

Would you please mind explaining why you the fandom thinks Mon El has changed Kara? Like why CBS and CW Kara are different and the fandom is upset with what they've done to Kara? Or direct me to a post explaining it. A friend is asking and I can't explain in detail because I gave up on the show after 2x01. It would be very much appreciated. Thank-you!! :)

Firstly, the overall screen time as of 2x22 is really sad to look at.

Kara, as she should, has 485 minutes of screen time. Alex is second, but BARELY. This more than proves that MonHell has essentially stolen the second season with his storyline. As this is an ensemble show, it’s not surprising that in some episodes, one character might have more screen time than another. However, considering this is an ensemble show, there are three characters (two of which are minorities and to clarify, I mean that Maggie is a lesbian, not that she’s a Latina) who had little to no screen time. The other 3, 2 black men and a Jewish character, have had underdeveloped storylines and got railroaded by a new character. Not just by a little bit, but by a lot. We also lost a lot of Sanvers time because of Kara/mel, and the discrepancy in their scenes is wildly homophobic. I know a lot of people are anti Sanvers because, uh, the Fl*riana problem and I for sure get it, but let’s not act like the difference between a lesbian ship and a het ship doesn’t exist because it does and it’s gross

Not only is all of that an issue, but on CBS, they spent an entire season building up a romance between Kara and James that was cute and boasted respect on both sides. It was a well written build up that died a horrible death the minute MonHell woke up. Kara spent the entire season making googly eyes at James, but it never took away any of her storyline. It made her cute and relatable and while it was an important storyline, it never took precedence over Kara’s journey as a superhero and as an employee at CatCo. James was replaced by a white character (who fits the ‘generic white boy’ standards) who used to own slaves. A black man was replaced as a love interest by a white man who used to own slaves. 

A post studying how Kara has acted with James and with MonHell

Another big issue is that MonHell confessed his feelings after relentlessly pursuing Kara, and when she said no, he manipulated her into feeling sorry for him and into thinking “maybe I’ll give him a chance”. Women, girls, we are not obligated to give a man a chance because he looks sad we rejected them. [x] [x] [x]

This highlights another problemKara’s storyline is that she wants to help people and make the world better. They have paired her with someone who considers that a FLAW. He also has no interest in being a ‘hero’ — he just wants to screw Kara so he uses his powers to impress her. In the finale, she tells him to go be a hero. He saves one guy, and peaces out. We see James save two very important characters on the show and take down several bad guys by himself, and with no powers, but he is not seen as a ‘hero’.

They also seem to use Chris W**d’s “comedic timing” (he’s a better comedic actor than serious actor imo) as a way to mask his poor treatment of Kara. Much of the time if he’s criticizing her or yelling at her, he ‘makes it better’ by having a funny one liner that is actually just him criticizing her or making fun of the fact that she’s upset. They were going for the ‘dorky adorable character’ who ‘isn’t like other attractive guys’ (a la Teen Wolf and other YA shows) to make light of how he treats Kara. It also makes him lack ANY kind of character development. 

a good gif set highlighting the difference between James and MonHell
a good reply to an ask about being anti-monhell

There also isn’t a doubt in my mind that Alex would not have let J’onn and MonHell take Kara to The Flash team without her. There was a significant lack of Danvers sisters scenes in season 2 and when they were on screen, it only served to prop up either of their romantic relationships. I also don’t believe Alex would push Kara to get involved with someone who, when he woke up, tried to murder her. And if I recall correctly, she talks about how she took a chance with Maggie and so Kara should take a chance with MonHell. As an lgbt woman who found out she was lgbt later on in life, these two things are NOT comparable.

Kara: “I deserve better than being lied to” — she sends him away and in less than 24 god damn hours, she decides that isn’t true. And she doesn’t consciously decide it! It comes to her in a WEIRD ASS MUSICAL MONTAGE. And then with Mr. Mxyzptlk! The guy pursues her relentlessly, thinking “this is love” and “this is how you find love”, by forcing others into it. That is literally what Monhell did. Ironically but not surprisingly, Monhell isn’t a fan of this and gets into a fit of jealousy and bitches to Kara like he doesn’t trust her when she had given HIM absolutely NO reason not to trust her.

I’d also like to point out that episodes that focused more on Kara, Alex, Maggie, Lena, or M’gann did better than Monhell focused episodes. 

The show lost a lot of ratings after transitioning to The CW because the writing drastically changed. In some ways, it got better, however, it seems to me that Monhell is the reason the ratings plummeted. Their audience is largely female, and feminist. None of us want to see a female led superhero show that tries to make us love a character who is boring and mean and abusive, and is someone who has taken any agency Kara had in the beginning.

“You look beautiful with the weight of all these worlds on your shoulders” write-up

“Weight of the world” comparison The Flash vs Supergirl

“Sometimes you’re not a good judge of what you can handle” write-up

when I started hating him and to expand on this, the “how being with him is good enough” line. Season 1 was about Kara’s journey as a superhero, and it was about how IMPORTANT her career was to who she is when she isn’t a superhero. Her saying that just enforces that relationships always trump career, and that you need to be in a relationship to be happy or be complete. It’s, for me, one of the most unfeminist things they could have written for Kara. 

Death of the Author (aka the defence that he isn’t a real person and why that defence is not an actual defence)

Also, most shippers use the “he was abused as a child” and let me just say — yes. He was. Rhea was fucking awful, she’s an emotionally, verbally, psychologically abusive, gas lighting monster. However, being abused doesn’t mean you in turn get to abuse others. He might be a product of abuse, for sure, but there are millions of people out there who are abused who do not continue the cycle. Yes, it is a hard cycle to break. Lena had an abusive mother. M’gann grew up in awful, abusive circumstances as well. They did not become their parents or the people they were surrounded with, though. 

I’ve also seen an awful lot of posts that quite literally excuse slavery 

Why we don’t like Monhell vs what the Kara/mel’s think about why we don’t like him

Lena vs Monhell when Kara is in danger

“You are my kryptonite” is the LEAST romantic thing anybody could ever say.  Kryptonite kills/weakens Kara. Telling someone they’re your kryptonite IS NOT A GOOD THING. Being dead in a relationship is NOT A GOOD THING. Being someone’s weakness? It’s not a romantic sentiment contrary to popular belief.

a masterpost about journos/critics/reviewers who have noticed the issue with Monhell and this is probably included but if it’s not…another good article

I also see a lot of Kara/mel shippers who talk about how it doesn’t matter if it’s abusive on screen because it’s fictional which is a really bad message to be sending. We internalize EVERYTHING we see on television and in movies. Fiction often romanticizes abuse and masquerades it as “passion”. 

someone tells their story of watching this with their daughter 

signs of an abusive partner gif set

With regards to how it changed from CBS to The CW, the CW is known for both their blatant and subtle homophobia, misogyny, and racism. Most of their series have white male leads. 

And thus ends the tour…. I hope this has helped! :)

Naruto Canon Couples Foreshadowing

So many people post about why they think certain pairings “make no sense,” “never had development,” or why their ship is “the only couple that makes sense in the whole series”. So I decided to talk about how there isn’t only just one super special magic couple that “makes sense” in the entire Naruto series solely because you like it better than the others, and that most of the canon couples have some sort of development or moment at some point :)

I’m also just limiting this post to canon so it doesn’t get too long and out of hand! I may do a non-canon post later for fun, who knows! :)

As always, my pretty disclaimer: I am pro-Sakura. You will not find me bashing Sakura on here at all. (I wish I didn’t even have to say that… Jeez.) Oh, and same with Hinata. I won’t be spending time bashing her either. I like to keep things civil :)

And I promise I am not saying “this is why you should like and ship them so there”. That isn’t it at all!! You have the right to ship whoever you want!! (Trust me, kakasaku I also have kakasaku crack ships kakasaku that I enjoy kakasaku.)

I am just trying to express that Kishi didn’t just throw people together by drawing their names randomly from a hat.

Anyway, I won’t get into much detail, I just want to provide at least one example for most of the cannon couples on why there was, indeed, some sort of moment or hint that they might end up together and that it wasn’t “totally unexpected”.

First off, Sasusaku:

I hate when people claim that Sakura and Sasuke have “no development”. Just because you do not want to acknowledge the development does not mean it never happened. Some people try to make it sound like Sakura and Sasuke never ever freaking met each other until the last chapter. Since it’d take way too much time to go over and explain everything related to Sasuke and Sakura’s development because there is a ton of it, I’ll just hit a major point or two.

If you want to discount any interactions between Sasuke and Sakura between the beginning of the series until the chunin exams, I’m okay with that. A lot of people don’t care about it (not me personally though). But the moment Sasuke received that curse mark, Sasuke and Sakura’s relationship took a much more serious turn. In fact, many people began shipping them around that time. Even the data books state that it was Sakura’s heart that helped Sasuke keep his curse mark from controlling him (ya know, in case you couldn’t already tell that from reading and watching it all unfold in the forest of death).

I also chose this moment as an example because after this point, it’s quite hard to argue that Sakura just had superficial feelings for Sasuke. She had seen the darkness taking control of him, and wanted to be at his side and help him stop it from ruining him. She didn’t want to run away because it was too much drama for her or just his problem. She saw how much he suffered, and she wanted nothing more but to help him.

Okay, I could go on forever about that moment, since it’s one of my favorites, but my point is that moment alone should show that there was SOME development. This is when Sakura’s love became completely selfless, in my opinion, as well. It was a really big moment, not only in personal character development, but in the relationship between the two as well. It was one of the reasons, I’m sure, that Sasuke thanked Sakura before he left the village (the first time). I won’t go into that moment, however, because it’s pretty self explanatory (although people to love to argue about it).

Honestly I could make a huge blog post just dedicated to the development of SasuSaku alone (which, hell, I may just end up doing later), so I will just move on before I start. Point was to give you a moment of development.

I really want to bring up the Sakura bringing Sasuke back to the right dimension thing right now too, but that will have a lot of explaining to it as well because of some of the ridiculous arguments around that… SAVE IT FOR ANOTHER BLOG POST MEGAN AND MOVE ON ALREADY.

Now for NaruHina:

I know, I know. It’s not everyone’s favorite couple. I think the reason for that is a good chunk of the NaruSaku fans are bitter (I’m not saying you don’t have a right to be, I’m just saying it’s a reason why).

But it was foreshadowed. I could even tell that while reading the chunin exam chapters as a kid.

It wasn’t all about Hinata’s growth as a character in the exams. It was about how her respect and love for Naruto helped get her there. (I won’t lie though, I do not enjoy that so much of her character was based on Naruto. I feel like Kishi should have given her more of a chance to stand up for herself because of something other than her love for Naruto. I mean, women can do things without men around ya know!)

It also showed that Naruto started to notice her as a person, rather than the weird girl who gets shy around him.

Hinata was also shown to be the only girl who liked Naruto for himself as children. She wasn’t a Sasuke fangirl like the majority of the girls. That was a big part of why she ended up with him (and yes, I know Sakura and Naruto became close, but that isn’t what we are arguing about right now. Plus, as I mentioned in another post, I see Naruto and Sakura’s development as platonic.)

And then Kishi even had the whole war scene. But I won’t get into that, because it’s a bit self explanatory and I don’t feel the need to get into it.


Honestly, I don’t think I need to defend them. Their fanbase never really argues about what development they did or didn’t have (that I have seen at least). The little drama about the pairing is always so pleasant. (Well, until someone says “They are the only pairing that ever had development!” and start a fight. Hence why I am blogging this.)

ShikaTema’s development (for me) began when she helped him against the sound ninja (one of my favorite moments, by the way). I know people can use the chunin exams as an example of development, which is a-okay, but I personally didn’t feel it there (but again, that is JUST ME).

Also, remember when Shikamaru’s dad told him that No matter how strong-minded a woman is, she will show kindness to the man she loves” That description TOTALLY describes Temari. Super foreshadowing!! :) That cute smile she gave him after she blew away that sound ninja, that did it for me. Loved it so much. Then Temari snapped right back and became the strong/blunt woman she is once again when she had to help snap Shikamaru back into his senses when he became irate at himself about letting Choji almost die.

Oh, and please let me add this too, because it made me happy as well:


As for SaiIno, they didn’t really have development, per say, in the manga besides a few small hints (Ino stating she thought Sai was cute, and including Sai in her dream during the war where he fought Sasuke over her).

Plus there was this cute little bit from one of Kishi’s side chapters:

But with this couple, I feel like Kishi put them together because, well, it just made sense.

What I mean is that, to me, it makes sense because Sai is able to take Ino’s last name, so the new InoShikaCho formation could exist (well, by name anyway). Plus Sai feels more like he belongs to a family now I’m sure, considering he was just known by one name, which wasn’t even his birth name to begin with (I hate Danzo so much I really really do). Plus, Sai seems pretty happy, and I love seeing Sai happy :) (Plus, Ino’s sassiness with Sai’s bluntness! Perfect combination!) However I will agree there was barely any development for SaiIno.

… And honestly, I have nothing for Choji and his wife. No one really does. That was pretty random. I like it though. Chocho is freaking adorable with all that sass.

Okay so this is getting too long, so I’ll stop here for now. I guess I just wanted to point out some solid “there was development” moments.

Hope I didn’t bore ya! Thank you for reading :) I really appreciate it!

pinkbtsme  asked:

Just a friendly reminder about the essay on: Reasons why I ship jikook. Thank you, very much appreciated ^^

Ooooh boy ok–

So to start off, as a gay fan, I find Jungkook and Jimin’s relationship (and how it evolved) to be really interesting and relatable to my own experiences as a gay person. I would honestly bet both of my hands and my future income that Jungkook and Jimin are More Than Friends (however they choose to personally define that for themselves.)

The big reason I think jikook is Real has more so to do with how their relationship has changed over time rather than any particular moment between them (although there are some defining moments for me.) That’s mainly what I wanted to explore when I wrote Riptide because so much of their relationship is dependent on their own growth, self-acceptance, and finding comfort both with themselves and each other.

Ok, so I’m going to start at the beginning now and go from there:


  • During this era, Jungkook and Jimin were both pretty shy. Honestly the shyness/awkwardness comes off as the type of shy you get when you have a crush on someone.
  • I don’t think this is something they realized at the time, being that they were only about 15 and 17 (I mean, I didn’t accept I was gay until I was almost 18), but there’s so many moments in old logs where they catch each others eyes and then turn away, or are just generally hesitant/awkward with each other even though they’re friends.
  • It just very much reads that there’s a romantic tension between them even at this point. I feel like when I was around this age, I only acted like that around people I had some sort of interest in.

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My top 5 Kunoichis

5. Hinata Hyuga

  • she wears her heart on her sleeve and I respect that. 
  • Still confused on wtf her hair color is. 
  • Delicate flower but can still pulverize u, noob. 
  • Chakra points crusher co-co-co-combooo. 
  • In dire need of a stylist, tbh. I VOLUNTEER.
  • Her crippling shyness struck us hard cuz u know deep down u can relate to that shit. 
  • Her love for Naruto is either adorably romantic or terrifyingly stalker-like, and I love it either way. 
  • Naruto would be like, restraining-order-no-jutsu! Just a joke. jeez lighten up.
  • Whenever i look at her angelic face it makes my non existent dick so hard and i dunno whyyyy wtf is this withcraft?!

4. Sakura Haruno

  • let’s be honest, there is a lot of hate and flak about her…and frankly my dear i don’t give a damn.
  • She does not deserve that kind of treatment. 
  • She already proved she is a fucking titan. Ya just can’t mess with her.
  • She can rip yo asshole in half and would still have time to rip u another asshole, too. 
  • SHE AIN’T THE SAME CRYBABY AS BEFORE THO SHE STILL IS, MAYBE JUST A LITTLE BIT. Have u seen the op & ed songs of the series? Why is she always crying? 
  • Tsunade is so proud that she surpassed her in every way. Maybe not in the chest area though. FOR THAT she is relieved.
  • She bloomed into one of the greatest shinobis of her generation. 
  • Pink hair, don’t care. Fabulouuusss

3. Kushina Uzumaki 

  • She is the OG. All hail supreme goddess! 
  • She’s got guts, strength, charm and a nine-tailed beast cursed inside of her so ya better watch out, fam. 
  • Heart of gold
  • Her WARM SMILE just lights up the perpetual darkness in my soul.
  • Dominated, conquered all them haters with her fierceness
  • MinaKushi is definitely relationship goals. 
  • I cry everytime she and naruto have their family moments in the series. It’s like they remind me that I ain’t dead inside yet & that comforts me a lot. 
  •  Easily has the best mom award hands down.

2. Tenten  

  • She will smack all the sense into you when you really need it. She is practically your idiot-avoidance therapist. be grateful
  • Oriental Aesthetic.
  • She is a lowkey comedian. I snicker at the thought of her traditional humor. Yeah fuck you, kishimoto she is hilarious af in my headcanon
  • The big sister you wish you had. 
  • Dayum her fashion sense is always on point, teach me sensei. 
  • Lee’s own anchor, believe me he needs it. 
  • She does not have a surname and we all know people with only one name are fucking lit. (Madonna, Beyonce, Adele, Eminem, Prince… Enya?) wtf
  • Her hard work and determination gives me hope. 
  • Weapons Merchant in the streets, Weapons dominatrix in the sheets. 
  • underneath those cute chinese hair buns and soft brown eyes are heaps of badassery & metal tools that will kill yer sorry ass. 

1. Ino Yamanaka 

  • well, obviously were u even that surprised? Beauty, brains & talent all rolled into one gorgeous creature.
  •  An overachiever, she is a botanist, a skilled medic, a housewife, topnotch interrogator, owns a flower shop, probably the head of her clan. Like wtf ino how do u do it? I can’t even balance jack shit in my life. 
  • SHIPPER’S PARADISE. I ship her with literally anybody. Just not with Akamaru but, if that floats your boat then you better get checked right away, hun.
  • I wanna know her brand of lipstick, Girl knows her make up, SALUTE.
  • Miss Sunshine to all, Miss Annoying to Shikamaru. 
  • Her mind games will fuck you up.
  • You secretly wish she was your bestie in real life too pls don’t deny it. 
  • Her knowledge of flowers and their meanings tho. 
  • I have a soft spot for sky blue eyes i’m so sorry. Nope not even sorry at all.
  • Beware, her loud mouth has no stop signal. 

anonymous asked:

No but why is the book problematic? What's wrong with them? I only read the first 2 and they seem okay to me. Its a little... Off... In some parts, but other that it seems okay.

ok im not really sure if this is the same anon that told me to go fuck myself if it is then i wish you love and happiness (also if it is then why are you judging me for not reading the books if you’ve only read 2) and if it isnt then i’ll gladly explain nonnie, btw im gonna talk about the books and casserole clam

Let’s start with the LGBT/queer part of the books/problems:

  • Alec is biphobic. He makes fun of Magnus for having been with men and women.
  • ALEC WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE IN HER FIRST DRAFT i see she loves malec so much she was gonna have her only male gay character die FOR LOVE GUYS
  • Casserole said how she “headcanons” Raphel as asexual, which first of all was kinda weird?? bc she changed his sexuality and then said “its a hc” like she is the literal author??? everything she says has to be canon???, and second of all it’s rude towards the ace/aro part of the fandom bc not having any rep is terrible and having someone give you that rep and then take it away from you is the wrost thing ever
  • Alec’s sexuality is HIS ONLY STORYLINE, he is the token gay character. 
  • Apparently there’s a lesbian couple in the books that is sent to an island or something
  • Magnus is canonically bisexual but then she “headcanoned” him as pansexual bc for her they are kinda the same, what she is doing only shows how little knowledge she has over queer stuff and how little respect she has for her characters’ sexualities.
  • Simon and Izzy, a straight, white (in the books) couple get a happy ending, and Magnus and Alec, a same sex, biracial couple don’t. Now, because the straights are gonna hate me for this, i’m not saying straight white couples don’t deserve happy endings i’m just saying that if she is such an ally then why didn’t she give BOTH couples a happy ending?
  • Malec was denied proper development in her books, to my knowledge not even the most important parts of Alec’s ONLY storyline (the token gay) where in his POV, their entire relationship was in the background (she like sends them away for half a book i think), it wasn’t even put in the main saga of the books even tho alec IS a main character.
  • After the show became such a popular thing she was like “oh i’m gonna write more malec” what did she do? she decided to write smut, which only proves that she fetishizes gay sex, reminder that this is a STRAIGHT woman that is writting about two male characters doing something sexual only bc she wants a t t e n t i o n.
  • she prides herself for being an ally but in reality she is a straight person that has internalized homophobia and DOES NOT ACCEPT IT AND TRY TO CHANGE IT

Now let’s go to the racist part of the books:

Its very clear, and even in the show, how much social differences downworlders and shadowhunters have, it’s not subtle how much she was trying to make racism a thing in the books. Shadowhunters have so much internalized racism towards downworlders i don’t even think they notice it, and it’s even obvious in the show how much they seriously don’t think downworlers are equal, and yes i’m talking about EVERY CHARACTER, but im not here to talk about the show, anyways… you know how i said Izzy and Simon get a happy ending? well that’s bc Simon is turned into so many things but hey hey surprise he ends up becoming a shadowhunter and being happy with the love of his life bc now he is not filthy and digusting like the downworlders now he derserves respect and love. You see, it’s not that it is a bad thing to talk about social differences in YA novels because you can eassily educate people (if you are well educated yourself), BUT cc did such a bad job with it she souldn’t have tried, why not leave simon as a vampire but have him be respected by everyone? why not have sh realize they are racist and that they should change? why not at the end of her books have laws be changed so downworlders can be equal? LOL NO WHY DO THAT WHEN I CAN CHANGE SIMON AND MAKE HIM PURE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE

Anyways let’s move to the incest part:

Now imo this is the most controvercial issue in her books, CC has an incest fetish, it’s disgusting and so so so wrong…

Someone asked her something about TVD and she was like “lol why don’t you ship the ones that are brothers”, she wrote a fic about ron and ginny , her entire story is like an incest fest, Clary and Jace find out they are brothers but do they stop being weird and sexual with each other? nope they keep doing it BUT ITS OK BECAUSE ITS LOVE AND THEY ARE NOT ACTUAL BROTHER AND SISTER if that is someone’s actual excuse to see Clace as something romantic then please ask them what is wrong with them, even if they aren’t brother and sister they THOUGHT they were and while they THOUGHT they were they were still all over each other BUT ITS LOVE SO ITS OK, also isn’t there a part where sebastian tries to rape his actual sister (clary)? ha the rape part wasn’t disgusting enough??? ADD SOME INCEST, isnt that how clare’s brain works?

Can we also talk about how Alec has a crush on Jace even tho they are B R O T H E R S… maybe not blood related but they are still brothers and it’s just so fucking wrong. Tbh im surprised she didn’t try to have Izzy be attracted to Alec.

I read a post yesterday about someone that said how the incest stroyline was such a huge part of the books and that they hoped the writers did a good job with it… WHAT KIND OF PSYCHOTIC THINKING IS THIS there is no good way to treat incest what the fuck is wrong with cc stans????????? its all so wrong


Ok so now… my issues with book!malec: 

it’s so…bad???

For what i have read this relationship is really toxic, Magnus and Alec start their relationship when Alec is 17, which is not only illegal but oh so wrong, they don’t communicate at all (i think Alec almost takes Magnus’ inmortality away and doesn’t even give a fuck if Magnus is ok with it), Alec is such a biphobic asshole toward Magnus…

Straight people like to complain so much about Show!Malec but this is literally one of the very very very very few same sex relationships that is healthy AND THEY HAVENT EVEN STARTED THEIR OFFICIAL RELATIONSHIP give me a break

I really want to point out how hard it is to create a queer character/relationship and not fuck it all up if you are straight and know nothing about queer romance, she tried and failed. It was awful and gross and please NEVER let her write queer romance ever again.

(Her cishet stans talk about how much Alec/malec’s stroyline matter so much to them, dude IM QUEER IT ALSO MATTERS TO ME BUT HER POTRAYAL OF IT WAS TERRIBLE SHUT UP)

Ok so now let’s jump to the anti cc boat:

  • She enjoys toxic relationships (she made a character go back to her abuser).
  • Enjoys incest.
  • Is such a petty woman isn’t she like 40 wtf
  • almost got a girl kicked out of college
  • slut shamed izzy, which was extremely rude because emeraude and the writers have done a great job they dont derserve this shit
  • made her stans attack a fan
  • something is gay? time to sexualize it but dont worry she is such a great ally she is great her representation is 10/10 total knowledge of the LGBT+ community
  • so manny more terrible things tbh

And i know some of you are gonna be like BTU HSE CRATED TEH SADHOW HUNTERS WORLD lmao no she didnt she plagiarized everything, there is like a chart someone made where they compare everything in TMI with Dark- hunters and my dude it’s pretty fucking similar. And she didnt exactly create her characters, she took the personalities from HP characeters and put them in her books, oh yeah that reminds me people are actually saying tmi is better than harry potter??? no it isnt???? leave hp alone

Did i forget anything please tell me i’m here to add things to this list.

Also if you cc stans are gonna come crap on my blog or this post, im gonna ignore you so don’t waste your precious time please.

Edit: I forgot how Izzy and Clary literally hate each other for no reason other than the girl on girl hate trope, which is childdish and gross

anonymous asked:

Please, asking in all politeness, can you explain how you call yourself a genuine BONNIE fan, if you're choosing a storyline that will end with her violent death over a storyline where she has love and is catered for? I'm asking because it confuses me and I really want to understand your thinking. Even if you hate Bamon so much, the alternative is far worse.

The storyline I’m choosing for Bonkai isn’t the storyline the show gave me, that’s why I write fanfiction, what I’m choosing is the Bonkai relationship and the potential within that relationship because I think that Bonkai could’ve been fascinating if the show actually got into the nuances of their dynamic.

I have an entire post on why I ship Bonkai but I’ll just give you the bullet point version.

1. I found their chemistry a pleasant surprise and something that overshadowed any given scene:

2. Related to 1, Kai is almost immediately intrigued by Bonnie and approaches her seductively: “You could’ve just given me the ascendant to begin with.” “But I wanted to feel your hand on my chest” (and note how the writers make Bonnie say, “There’s something weird about him” simply because he paid her a compliment and Damon responds with “You’re just not used to guys hittin on ya” which at first I took as saltiness and I still do think Damon was being salty but on a narrative level, the show undercuts the idea that Bonnie could be desirable) and Kai was also encouraging of Bonnie: “Don’t listen to him, Bonnie, just think of him as a white noise machine” and it was refreshing to see that/hear that when we heard Damon vent his frustration on Bonnie nonstop, blaming her and belittling her for not being able to use her magic.

3. Kai found Bonnie to be a worthy opponent and never underestimated her, in fact he wanted to unleash her power, he became a threat to her when she became a threat to him and their dynamic was like a dirty chess match that was entertaining to watch because it was it was tit-for-tat blow-for-blow and Bonnie was powerful and fierce and met her equal, it wasn’t “I have to use all this power that my nose will start to bleed and I may die”, it was egalitarian which made it all the more fun to watch.

On the flipside of that when Kai merges with Luke and starts to feel, the overwhelming sense of emotion he experiences is in large part toward Bonnie and he became nearly obsessed with trying to make things right with her:

Bonnie has never really been anyone’s first choice — not even Jeremy, he chose Anna over Bonnie (”Why are you thinking about me when you’re calling her?” “I didn’t know that I was! I guess I never stop thinking about you”) and Anna had decided to let him go in 3x07 and that’s how he was able to move on because she forced him to) but she was Kai’s to the point that he risked dying so Jeremy could go back to the nineties to leave a clue for her, he played more of an instrumental part in her return than Elena did. Bonkai is a relationship that is actually about Bonnie.

And I think the show could’ve made their dynamic into a Spuffy-esque relationship in which Kai has all of these powerful, overwhelming, consuming feelings for Bonnie that he doesn’t want to have but can’t get rid of while Bonnie coming back from being dead doesn’t know how to fit in the world around her and is justifiably resentful of her friends but can’t articulate her emotions and feels like a sort of ghost can only feel around Kai because Kai elicits strong emotion in her — hate and anger and the urge for vengeance but that kind of emotion is tied into their clear sexual tension which can lead to disgust on Bonnie’s part but can also lead to gratefulness because she’s just happy that she’s feeling something, which in turns makes her angry that she’s grateful to Kai and then a dark dynamic between the two of them comes out of that and Kai can get Bonnie to unleash her power in a way she never thought possible because she was so concerned with rules and morality before? It’s not a stretch. And I think it would be an amazing character exercise to see the depths of Bonnie Bennett, to see her as someone more than the sacrificial lamb and the loyal friend, the Fix-It Girl, wanting a character to go dark and explore the psychologies of her dark mindset doesn’t mean that you hate the character, it means that you want her to be fully-realized and fleshed out, you want her to have layers and experiences. I am not a Bonkai shipper who believes in redeeming Kai.

But yeah, that is what I like about Bonkai.

In terms of Bamon being a relationship in which she is catered to and loved. How is that exactly? What Damon does for Bonnie is save her when she’s literally just about to die. He’s Last Minute Guy. And that was fine in seasons 1-3 but they’re supposed to have grown since then and they haven’t. He stays being Last Minute Guy. Because every conversation they have is about Damon, about how he feels about Elena, about what he needs from Bonnie, about how Bonnie is there for him. Does he know what she takes in college? Does he know that she’s on a dating website? What is it exactly that Damon knows about her? Every quote they have about how close they are is about why Damon needs Bonnie and what Bonnie does for him:

Even the whole “you’re my best friend and if anything would happen to you I would lose my mind” well what about Bonnie outside of her best friend role to you, Damon? And then when he doesn’t hesitate to feed her his blood when Rayna shoots her, yes, because he thought he’d killed Elena. And I will never get over that he refused to tell Bonnie that he thought he killed Elena because she was all he had left and he couldn’t lose her but when Elena is alive, he has no problem not seeing her ever again. And I don’t buy the whole “he was just trying to protect the people he cares about by not screwing up” the way you do that is, you don’t screw up. It’s actually simple.

Bamon is a relationship that is one-sided and with all the physical violence and the verbal abuse:

and the constant using and manipulation from someone who is supposed to be her best friend? I don’t see it as a relationship in which she is loved and catered for, I see it as a relationship in which she is only as cared for as how useful she is to Damon.


Maud girl, I love you, but you’ll hate me for this ramble😅

A - Ships that you currently like a lot. (They don’t have to be OTPs because not everyone has OTPs.) Friendships, pairings, threesomes, etc. are allowed.

Well, I’ll go with all of them. For OTP, my biggest are EdWin and Royai (from FMA), Karmanami from Assassination Classroom and NaLu from FT.
Friendships… I love GrayLu platonically and RoyxMaes is the best brotp😍 and of course I freaking loooove all friendships from Haikyuu and Akatsuki no Yona… And I love Zen and Mitsuhide’s relationship in Akagami no shirayuki-hime and Al and Ed are best bros and the freaking platinocial relationship between Handa and Naru gets me everytime and I should probably gp to the next ask before I ramble more than necessary.

B - A pairing–platonic, romantic or sexual–that you initially didn’t consider, but someone changed your mind.

Asano x Nakamura… I never even imagined them as a couple… Until I read a perfect fanfiction… And now I ship⛵️⛵️

C - A ship you have never liked and probably never will.

I’ll be hated…. But EdxRoy (just no, okay?! Mustang’s like a dad to Ed!!) and Shirayuki x Obi because Zen😍😍 (I love their friendship tho)

D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t.

Yamaguchi x Yachi because I wnat Yams to be happy… But HinaYachi is love, HinaYachi is life!!

E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom? If so, what?

Not yet, but I joined FMABigBang so I’ll add Ed being an overprotective drama queen (or rather, king) dad, so stay tuned!

F - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom?

Hmm… Almost a year in the FT fanfom!!! Happy birthday, I guess?

G - Have you ever had an OTP? If so, do you remember your first one? Who was in it?

I live for my OTPs! (Which just proved why I’m still single… I have my whole life aheeeaaaad~~) I think one of my first conscious OTPs (in that I knew what that was) was Harry x Hermione and it was shattered to pieces… Damn you, JK Rowling! (I still love you).

H - What is your favorite source text for fandom stuff (e.g., TV shows, movies, books, anime, Western animation, etc.)?

Hmm… Anime. Because it’s lively and you can actually picture the characters miving when reading a fanfic! I agree with manga too… And sometimes books. Movies feel just too real to be placed in cartoons, though.

I - Has Tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?

No, but the haters were closed to it. Tho I did stop liking the small Usagi Drop fandom because of the manga spoilers that ruined my experience… To those who want to watch it, take my friendly advice, PLEASE don’t read the manga. The anime is the fluffiest thing, so please just watch that.

J - Name a fandom you didn’t think about until you saw it all over Tumblr. (You don’t have to care about it or follow it; it just has to be something that Tumblr made you aware of.)

Bnha, which is why I started reading it. And Voltron…. I’ll watch that soon, too.

K - What character has your favorite development arc/the best development arc?

Uhm… Well that’s a hard one. I absolutely love the subtle and endearing development in Oreki (hyouka) and Haruhi in Ouran, but my favourite has to go to Tsukki for how well-built it was!! Furudate-sensei, I bow im front of you. Also, honrable mention to Karma in Assassination Clasroom.

L - Say something genuinely nice about a character who isn’t one of your faves. (Characters you’re neutral about are fair game, as are characters you merely dislike. Characters that you absolutely loathe with the fire of ten thousand suns are exempt, as there is no point in giving yourself an aneurysm over a character that you hate.)

I don’t especially love oikawa. I admire him a tone, and I have a lot of his quotes forever saved in my phone, and I think he’s the best setter of them all (I’m sorry, he has more experience and tehnique than Kags or Asaaahi, tho I agree that they’ll become better than him in one year’s time). So there: I aknowledge his amazingness altough he isn’t my fave.

M - Name a character that you’d like to have for a friend.

Edward. I want to spend a full day with him and learn how alchemy works (and we’d complain together about how short we are).
Also, Haruhi: I feel like she’d give the best advice when I’d need it.

N - Name three things you wish you saw more or in your main fandom (or a fandom of choice).

My faveourite fandom is FMA: everyone gets love and attention, and there’s little to no hate. What I’d like for it is to make it alive again! I mean, there are events and the such, but the manga finished almost 10 years ago, guys! I hope the new live action will bring us back alive.

O - Choose a song at random. Which ship or character does it remind you of?

Hmm… Well On my Own by Ashes Remain was the first one that popped into my head and it kind of reminds me pf Natsu. He’s that character that would always smile, but he’s always surpressing his feeling (‘I’ve been stuck in a cage with my doubt/I tried forever getting out on my own’)

P - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas).

Random AU…? Honestly, I’m not the biggest AU fan, but if I had to, I’d choose 'we’ve been stuck in a traffic jam for two hours and we’re bored, let’s play cards; hey wait Gray, you’re cheeting; no way I’m not!; mira, doing cutesy things won’t help you win… Laxus don’t give in!!; if Laxus is allied with Mira so is the thunder legion! Then I’m starting one on my own! Erza, I’ll join… Great, now we have Wendy on Erza’s side… All dragon slayers together! And exceeds! Wait lucy, starting a female club isn’t gonna help ya!
…guys? That’s not how you play pocker!’ AU. Okay, I may like this one in particular. Maybe I’ll write it:)

Q - A fandom you’ve abandoned and why.

I’ve abandoned the HP fandom. I still like the books, but I kinda grew out of it…? (And into anime😇)

R - Which friendship/platonic relationship is your favorite in fandom?

Uhm… In which one? If I’m going with FT, my favourite friendship is GrayLu. In FMA, it’s a tie… I love Roy/Hughes brotp and Al/Ed brotp. In Haikyuu… Damn they’re too many to choose! But I’d say the Karasuno third years: they have such a tight-knit bond!! And in AssClass it would be Karma/Okuda (it’s canon in my mind but friendship in the manga). I just love how easygoing they are. Also, I love Karma/Nagisa in the second half.

S - Show us an example of your personal headcanon (prompts optional but encouraged)

Hmm… There are many. My fetish is seeing people sleep: I think you can tell alot about their inner selfes from the position they use when sleeping and from their habits, because they can’t control or put up a façade when it comes to that.
So my headcanon is that despite being loud and obnoxious, Natsu actually occupies less space than Lucy when sleeping: he takes a baby-posture, while she lashes all over the bed, sometimes punching him im sleep unintentionately. Natsu learnt to deal with it: he actually likes holding Lucy close to make sure she’s safe while sleeping. She doesn’t mind, especially not during winter.
Oh and they also cuddle with a cup of hot coffee in their hands during the morning. Just an after-thought~~

T - Do you have any hard and fast headcanons that you will die defending?

I do! I don’t care if you agree or not, but Karma can be sweet, okay? Like he can actually be a good boyfriend (tho maybe a bit possessive). He’s the best at telling what’s on Okuda’s mind and he always buys her toffee when she’s feeling down.
Oh and also, Riza is a very good mother, always putting her family first. Just letting you know.

U - Three favorite characters from three different fandoms, and why they’re your favorites.

1)Karma-assassination classroom. He’s that one character that believes he’s the best, only to get proven that he can be wrong. What’s evenbegter is how he has room to develop and grow to be a better person… Plus, it seems I have a thing for evil goofballs.
2)This is a hard one, but Ed/Roy-Fullmetal Alchemist. I abso-freaking-lutely love all the characters in FMA, but these two attracted my attention. Ed because of how he thinks, how he wants to do good deeds in spite of his thorny exterior and how he miserably fails. I love the way he admits his failures and the way he deals with them can be childish (he’s 14, for God’s sake!) but he learns from them. Also, Roy because even though he went through Ishval, he still dreams of making the world a better place. I can respect a man who doesn’t step over the ethics just to achieve that dream and who always bends and avoides hurting others, while never giving up. Maybe it’s a dream, but I very much resonate with it.
3) Lucy from FT. She’s the one character in Fairy Tail that has enough of a backstory and is weak enough to evolve. Moreover, she’s not your typical girl: yes, she cares about how she looks, because she IS an woman, but she also cares about what’s on the inside. She cares about her friends more than anything and even without being the strongest mage, still puts herself in danger for them. I love her resolve and her cute side, too.

V - Which character do you relate to most?

Hmm… Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran Highschool Host Club. Haruhi is the type to do things on her own and she repells the help of others to do her thing, which I also tend to do. Also, she shoulders a lot of her worries by herself. Plus, she never judges people on appearance and doesn’t care about her own (being a girl, that’s rare and helps me relate all the more). I just love her😍 (and sometimes am compared to her by my friends).

W - A trope which you are virtually certain to hate in any fandom.

Whiny female protagonist. I’m not a feminist or anything, but I’ve had enough of that! Yes, we all want a prince charming, but we can carry ourselves, thank you very much.

X - A trope which you are almost certain to love in any fandom.

Someone pursuing their dreams. Also, I love genre deconstructions (browny points if it’s comedic).

Y - What are your secondhand fandoms (i.e., fandoms you aren’t in personally but are tangentially familiar with because your friends/people on your dash are in them)?

Voltron and Yuri on Ice (I feel like I’ve watched this shows even though I haven’t).

Z - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go! (Prompts optional but encouraged.)

Don’t tempt me, I will! ( I kinda have this whole post tho)
Okay so I’ll rant about FMA because I feel it doesn’t get all he love it deserves!!! (And because I refrained from fangirling on it up to now) And since we’re talking FMA, let’s talk Roy Mustang (you knew this would come).
Roy is just one of those very strong people that are actually just goofballs on the interior and need love. Seriously, let’s take a look at what this guy went through, ok? He’s an orphan, but he never complains and learnt to love his cousins (sisters) and aunt (mom). He was taught by a pretty crazy (very talented, but Hawkeye did have a screw loose for inscripting a tatoo on Riza’s back and you can’t convince me otherwise) alchemist, and yet he managed to become the next flame alchemy. Despite being told not to, he joined the military with a childish dream and even after learning of the harsh reality in the Ishval war, he still went on believing that he can make the country a better place.
Yet he’s not perfect: he can lose his temper when it comes to those he loves (Mustang being killed) and he doesn’t want any more people to die. He cheerisbes his team and wants to keep them all safe. He can be a cheapskate and also a bit of an annoying guy with Ed, and he can be obnoxious, yet funny as hell (tiny miniskirts!!!)
Above all, Mustang feels HUMAN! Yes, he puts up a great act, but it’s an *act*. He has a more sensitive side and you better not mess with it, or he’ll burn you to ashes.
This concludes the short version of my Roy Mustang appeciation post. Also, I have some headcanons about him being best dad (and his child being a daddy’s girl/boy because of it) and of being a pretty intimidating Führer.

This concludes my post. @bookstvseriesandanimes and @paperrabbit13 know what I’m talking about😅
And I tag @bookstvseriesandanimes @paperrabbit13 @shoujoinsights @candyforever123 @funnyshoujomoments and whoever else feels up to it:)

A comprehensive analysis of negativity within ARMY’s;

Recently I’ve received a bit of backlash for my passing comments about how I don’t really like the way ARMY’s as a whole are & act. I’ve seen this with other, much more popular tumblrs as well. If you’ll allow me I’d like to explain why it’s perfectly okay to not like a fandom that you’re in, but still be in the fandom and love the thing that the fandom supports, just as much regardless of that fact. Because apparently, some people don’t understand this.

Also, I’ve seen a lot of #NOT_ALL_ARMYs ???? mentality recently and tbh that does nothing to rid the problem we have among ARMY’s and why we not only have a bad reputation, but are beginning to become a relatively toxic fandom on average, if not majority. This is going to be very long and it may be upsetting to read, because tbh i’ll be using real examples of things that we as ARMY’s should STOP doing.

If you’re interested in learning about ARMY culture, because you’re a new ARMY or you’ve been around for a long time and noticed these things too, or just any other reason, then feel free to read beneath the cut & or share the post so that maybe, some of this absolute madness can #STOP.

First of all, I’ll begin this with a huge disclaimer before I get 1902938 messages like, shaming me for this post: I consider myself ARMY. I will consider myself ARMY hopefully for freaking ever. I will follow BTS  into the fray, my love for BTS knows no bounds. My love for some, in fact probably MOST ARMY’s however, has LOTS of bounds because #no_offense but some of yall are crazy and rude as hell.

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I know it's been a while since Naruto ended and someone else has probably already said everything I'm about to say at one point or another, I just need to unload okay.

Naruto is fundamentally and empathic character - he wouldn’t have gotten anywhere if he didn’t understand people and pain and the reasons they do what they do so it disgusts me that he actually hit his kid, who is so much like him - in fact, I’m disgusted that he neglects his kid after everything he went through as a child.

1) SasuSaku

SasuSaku was a toxic ship from the start, it’s not only bad for Sakura who becomes a housewife with a kid that looks more like Karin then her and all her development is thrown down the drain but it’s bad for Sasuke as well.

Unlike some, I don’t actually hate Sasuke, Konoha murdered his entire family and forced his brother to do it when he was 13 - I would be fucking pissed too.

Also, I don’t think he owes Sakura anything for her love, she gave him all her time and affection freely, he never asked for it nor did her ever return it so he shouldn’t be expected to be nice to her for stalking him cause seriously, if someone stalks you for 4 years + are you honestly going to suddenly start being friends with them, even if you’re teammates??

Also, Sasuke wants change, he wants a revolution - what Naruto wants (or used to want) - but he went about it in a different way to Naruto.

Also, I think that before Madara got involved, Sasuke’s revenge was quite fair, he only went after those responsible for the Uchiha genocide but Sasuke is an impressionable 16 year old boy without a guardian figure, who is unable to process emotion calmly and after years of being told that the path he chose is wrong, someone decides to tell him he’s doing the right thing and about the murder of his family and obviously, it doesn’t take much else to manipulate his feelings.

Sakura, as a lover for Sasuke, would have been the worst, she constantly only thought of her own feelings in regards to him, Sasuke wanted change and Sakura wanted things to go back to the way they were, Sakura wasn’t affected by the toxic shinobi system, she didn’t understand the oppression and hate it brought about so she saw nothing wrong with it.

And the thing is Sakura didn’t care what about what Sasuke wanted, she didn’t care about his goals or his feelings, whenever she thought of him, she thought of her own feelings for him, her own goals, her own desires.

Never his.

2) NaruHina

The same things goes for NaruHina, sure, Hinata had a crush on Naruto but that doesn’t mean that Naruto owed it to Hinata to like her back.

He didn’t owe her anything, her feelings for him were her own and she didn’t care whether they reciprocated or not, she just went about her stalking business as usual.

At first I felt sympathetic for Hinata cause I saw her potential as a character, she could have been iconic as someone rising above the abusive the abusive nature of her home, becoming strong and showing her father how much she has grown.

I felt bad because of how crush on Naruto was unrequited but I also knew that it was a CRUSH and it was UNREQUITED because there was no way Naruto would give up on his love for Sakura.

No way a girl he thought was shy and weird would ever take Sakura’s place because those two were literally opposites.

I kind of sympathized with her. She had a lot of potential as a character but Kishi didn’t put any of that potential to good use.

I ended up not liking her because in the end nothing came form it. She was a walking pair of boobs.

The sexist man’s dream girl. She was submissive and obedient and quiet and quite happy to give up her future as the Head of Hyuuga and as a ninja to become a housewife and knit scarfs for the rest of her life.

She wouldn’t be able to motivate Naruto to do his best, she wouldn’t nag at him to get his work done, she wouldn’t help him make decisions for Konoha because she simply doesn’t care about any of that.

She only ever wanted Naruto and she got him so obviously, the Hyuuga and their ways had nothing to do with her and Neji, who was so angry for the first 13 years of his life because of the oppression he suffered from his clan, is nothing but a distant memory to her.

3) NaruSaku

NaruSaku tbh, is the most realistic heterosexual pairing because there is actual interaction between the characters.

Sakura is a bully to Naruto, she insults him, physically abuses him and hurts him and it’s disgusting.

Naruto is quite good to her, he understands her love for Sasuke (possibly because they have that in common) and doesn’t force himself on her in the way Sakura forces herself on Sasuke but at the same time, and I can’t stress this enough, just because Naruto loves her, that doesn’t mean she owes him something.

Naruto’s feelings are his own, his actions and thoughts and words are his own and shouldn’t be used as examples to show why Sakura ‘should’ like him because she shouldn’t have to like someone just because someone likes her, that’s not how attraction works.

Sakura is hella rude to Naruto, that is true and widely accepted but when you think about it, she is an example of how most kids are to Naruto, they are taught by their parents to stay away from him because he is a monster and Sakura grew up with that mentality.

She grew up thinking that Naruto did something wrong because kids learn from the adults that surround them so it wasn’t surprising that she was harsher to him than normal but she learned.

I think in the end, she knew and cared about Naruto more than anyone else, she saw his strength and understood his pain and grew up with him in a way Sasuke and Hinata didn’t.

I think realistically speaking, this would have been the best no homo ship to go with.

Sakura began to see Naruto in a different light from the Zabuza arc, she saw that Naruto was growing and then after the Chunin exams.

She herself acknowledged that she was useless and could never catch up with Sasuke and Naruto and she used to be content with being protected, it was after Sasuke got the curse-mark and Sakura had to take care of him and Naruto in the Forest Of Death that she started wanting to change.

Cutting off hair in Asian culture used to mean being banished or rejected from their home. In the more modern age that is now, cutting long hair into a short cut means to forget the past, leaving the old and starting anew and that’s why everyone made such a big deal of Sakura having cut her hair, not only because it was so important to her.

Also, from my personal experience, hitting in Asian cultures isn’t seen as being as taboo of a thing as in western cultures and it could have been used to show Sakura’s affection for Naruto as well because of that whole 'tsundere’ thing going on and I think that was the aim with Sakura.

Sakura improves and grows stronger and is character you can relate to most in the entire manga because she is bullied for her appearance by her peers, it isn’t the most tragic of back - stories but it is the most applicable in real life for a wide variety of people.

She is annoying in the beginning because we don’t know her and because she is horrible to Naruto - but think about it from her perspective, the guy that everyone hates keeps fighting and insulting the guy she likes and follows her around, she was probably worried that Sasuke wouldn’t want to be around her if he thought she and Naruto were friends.

Also, she was bullied and wanted to be accepted, she probably didn’t have many friends and the one friend she did have was Ino and she was horrible to her when they found out they liked the same person.

She wanted to be accepted but being around Naruto wasn’t going to help her case but he wouldn’t leave her alone and that would annoy her to no end - it would also be kind of creepy.

She then learns to move past that, she gradually grows to understand Naruto’s pain and isolation and sees him doing his best and becoming stronger and starts to accept him and you can see that her way of violence changes.

She goes from trying to get rid of him to trying to get him to improve, she lectures him about being more careful and she worries about his health and his wounds and gets angry when he makes jokes about his injuries because she sees him as a friend now.

I don’t condone the violence, I still think that’s wrong but when you think about the differences in culture, it’s actually a huge improvement on Sakura.

Hinata was created by Kishi because Shonen Jump said he needed a big boobed character for male fan service, she literally served no purpose other than to be ideal female from a sexist point of view.

She only ever had one love, thus retaining her 'purity’ she had big boobs, she was what you’d call the 'sheltered ojou-sama character’ the damsel in distress who always needs saving.

She’s also strong, but never enough to outshine ANY males. But even then she had potential, she came from an abusive background and she learned to rise above that; she could have been such a genuine role model to so many people, to overcome abuse and stand on her own feet as someone who has been through hardship and can be kind because of that.

I don’t particularity detest her, I just think there is a lot of wasted potential that Kishimoto could have worked with to make her character that much more iconic and it just kinda feels like a waste ya know?

Please don’t feel insulted, this is mostly just my opinion - this is how I saw the manga develop from my perspective and I’ve been following it for 10 years now.

You are free to ship whatever you want to ship and i’m not trying to tell you whats right and wrong…..okay maybe a little….sorry….

@RWBY Fans complaining that the show is shit and are leaving over Vol 4

The show has ALWAYS been ‘shit’ from a writing standpoint. It was ‘shit’ in Volume 1 when the pacing was poor and the biggest character development that took place was in a goddamn bully arc. It was ‘shit’ in Volume 2 when the story had no real direction or purpose behind it, though the development was nowhere near as bad as the first. It was ‘shit’ in Volume 3, when there were glaring continuity errors, plot holes, terrible choreography in the majority of the fights, and the Maidens, mcguffins that really didn’t need a part of RWBY to tell a convincing, gripping plot, not to mention the fact that they missed potiential in several villains to have full-blown arcs of their own and use them to their full potential rather than just label them as creeps because writing an arc exploring the villains would require more effort than Miles and Kerry could put into it, much less them recognize said opportunity when it presented itself (See Adam and the White Fang as a whole). Even the fights, the STRONGEST point in the series by far, have always boiled down to heroes fight baddies, baddies push back, heroes miraculously survive and win the day due to plot rather than earning, ya know, typical shonen stuff..

And now that we’ve hit Volume 4, some people are just NOW realizing that the show is ‘shit’? Like I’m sorry, but what the fuck show have you been watching this whole time?

Even under Monty (God rest his soul), the show had some GLARING writing problems, more than likely due to the fact that Miles and Kerry learned everything there is to know about writing by watching a handful of highschool anime and Big 3 shonen, and the fact that memory related duties are hard for them (in their own words). The show was carried mainly by the fight choreography that was present due to Monty being fucking amazing at his job and the sheer potential the series had.

AND IT STILL HAS IT!! For fuck’s sake, just look at Team STRQ and the complex relationship that is present WITHOUT even a single flashback or explanation on any of the surviving members parts. From Qrow’s semblance and how his actions indicate a fear of getting close to the ones he loves and his subtle hinted at guilt over Summer, Tai Yang’s hatred of Qrow and enduring personality, Raven’s duty-bound nature to her tribe but also recognizing that her presence might endanger her family (hence why she left Yang instead of taking her), and the fact that despite the fact we know NOTHING about Summer outside of a handful of details, everyone who knew her had treated her with a high degree of respect and love, right down to how they treat Ruby herself.

The fact that Miles and Kerry can fuck up as hard as they have with characters like Sun and Adam in the last two Volumes and YET create one of the most interesting relationships I’ve seen in a show in recent memory BAFFLES me, and I’d be lying if I said STRQ wasn’t one of the reasons I still believe this lil series has potential. But STRQ is one of the examples I can cite.

I’m just tired of going into the tag week after week and seeing NOTHING  but complaining about the smallest of shit. Don’t get me wrong, if you wanna critique the show and it’s failures, go right ahead. I’ll be the last person to tell you the show has some glaring issues that anyone with half a brain and a decent grasp on plot, story structure, continuity, and narrative flow could solve. But for everyone complaining about ships and characters and ‘X-male character is abusive because they happen to be near a character I ship with someone else’ or ‘The male characters are getting too much focus’, stop, get out of the tag, and relax. The focus is still centered around the four girls and it’s interesting to see them develop outside of one another in the different groups they now find themselves in.

Again, I’m not against complaining about the story, the clique routes it’s taking, and the handling of the characters themselves. This entire post is basically that. But when you go and blame the CHARACTERS for the stupid shit the WRITERS are pulling, THAT’S WHERE THE ISSUE COMES UP. Because I love Sun as a character, but I HATE how Miles and Kerry are handling him from this clueless, yet well-meaning character to this annoying dolt that can’t do anything right. I love Adam as a villain/anti-hero and had high hopes he would be a torn soul conflicted about doing the right thing at great damage to everything around him at the cost of securing long-denied equality for all faunus, but I HATE how Miles and Kerry decided to throw that potentially amazing character arc away just to take the easy road and label him as a creep, because fuck development when you can just slap a label on a character because fuck you, I’m the writer, right?

I still love this series in spite of it’s flaws and genuinely believe that it can become more if M & K can learn from what they did wrong and COMMIT to building a stronger, better series. I can even cut the whole LGBT+ promise a lil slack due to the fact that all of the girls have more important shit going on in their lives (Ruby coming to terms with who she is and what her role in the world will be, Weiss breaking free from the oppressive stronghold her father has over her, Blake recovering from her guilt and trauma and deciding not to run anymore, and Yang recovering from the PTSD she now has as a result of losing a goddamn arm) and I’m more than willing to wait for proper representation to come through. But I can’t stand the fans that were hyped as all hell with the rest of us for Volume 4′s release and IMMEDIATELY turn around and start filling the goddamn tag with the most toxic, poorly thought out and executed accusations I have EVER seen in a goddamn fandom, AND I’VE BEEN IN THE OWARI NO SERAPH TAG, where ship wars over who’s name comes first has reduced any enjoyment I can delude from the tag to a toxic sludge that I don’t even bother with anymore.

You wanna critique RWBY? Fine, please do! No series is perfect and we can’t excuse RWBY by saying it shouldn’t be held to the same standards as other series because it can’t do as much, because that’s no longer the case. But if you’re gonna say you’re going to ‘drop the show’ or that you’re ‘done with it’ simply because you believe that the show is ‘shit’ now, take the time to recognize that the series has ALWAYS been poor compared to other shows, it’s ALWAYS struggled with writing and plot flow, and has ALWAYS been ‘shit’.

Maybe someday, neither it nor your behavior will be shit anymore..

Goddamn, do I remember when being apart of this fandom was fun…Like, I still love this show and the excitement and joy people take in fan theories and fanfics and art and cosplay, but some of y’all are doing everything you can to ruin even the smallest bits of joy this series can offer.

At the end of the day, fandoms are supposed to be fun, and any fandom that isn’t fun isn’t one worth being a part of.

anonymous asked:

It's been really discouraging to see a lot of hate regarding Olicity lately (and it's gotten significantly worse after The Fallen), how do you deal with it? Because it sometimes worries me that the writers will notice and make changes... IDK

Hey Anon!  I debated about answering this because… well… I don’t “do” negative, but for some reason lately it feels like a lot of people are completely worrying way too much about haters, giving them way too much influence, power, and say when it comes to Olicity.

Let me be super clear here: There is not more “hate” for Olicity going on than any other day, even since the beginning.  Haters are gonna hate.  What happens – as in all fandoms – when a ship gets something good (like Olicity just did), the haters get all stirred up and get more vocal, thinking that’s going to stop things.  They have one goal with you: Deter you from being the visible, vocal, active, supportive shipper you should be and get you to be silent, invisible, or (better yet) get you to adopt their agenda and talk about their stuff.  I can’t stress this enough: Don’t do that!  Do not fall for that bull.  Don’t be guilted or bullied into accepting that.  NEVER support something  you don’t like.  Period.

The show runners have said and keep saying: The opposite of Love is not Hate,  it’s apathy.  Guggenheim has said it.  David Nutter has said it.  Stephen Amell has said it.  Love it.  Hate it.  They don’t care. 

Let the haters hate.  Let them hate violently and vocally. Let them spew every second of every day.  Fine by me.  Why?  Because it’s reaction.  Reaction (love it or hate it) is still reaction, and all reaction is buzz. 

I don’t care what people say about Oliver and Felicity.  They get a reaction.  They get people cheering who love them (and there are a lot of them out there, Anon. Have you ever heard the crowd cheers for Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards at network events and conventions?  That tells you everything you need to know).  People who supposedly don’t like them can’t help reacting to them.  Like I’ve said before, if “hate” kept things off TV or out of the news, most of the reality shows would be gone and people like Lindsey Lohan, any of the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, etc., would never be heard from again (no offense meant to their fans, I just mean they’re controversial people who have lovers & haters).  See what I mean?

My advice to people is the same it’s always been: Stop caring what haters and antis are doing or thinking or want.  Trust me, they don’t care about you any further than, “How can I use you to achieve my agenda?”

It’s a waste of your time, focus and energy and, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.  So do what you want.  Like what you want.  Support what you want.  Do it without explanation and definitely do it without apology.  Never, ever apologize for liking what you like.  Never be swayed from that and always remember: Talk about what you like and ignore the rest because silence = apathy and that apathy?  THAT is the only negative in the eyes of a network.  Silence is deadly.

Silence is not, however, a problem for Oliver and Felicity.  Oliver and Felicity gain new fans every day.  I see it in followers here, on Twitter, in new vidders (every day!) joining Youtube to share their first vids for the couple.

The popularity of Oliver and Felicity, the love for that couple, the desire to see them together, to see them get more story, etc., is there…. yet for some reason some can’t (or won’t) see it because they give all their attention to the one person scream, “I hate this!” vs. the 20 people who just tweeted or posted, “OMG I love them!”  I will never understand that.

Also, online is 5% of your viewing audience.  Five percent.  That’s it.  They don’t “determine” anything.  They’re monitored, sure.  They’re important yes, but that 5% isn’t going to decide anything for a network.  A network is going to look at focus groups, their full ratings data, surveys, market research, advertisers, etc.  Networks do what brings them money.  Period.  If Oliver & Felicity are on your screen it’s because the network’s data supports putting them there.

The most important thing that Olicity fans need to remember is this: If you love Oliver and Felicity, if a story for them matters, if seeing them on your screen content matters to you… you need to stay vocal & visible.  You need to be smart consumers.  If you tell the network Olicity matters to me.  Olicity content matters to me.  Olicity merchandise matters to me.  And they give it to you?  You need to show up. 

Retweet that Olicity related tweet the network puts out, tweet a comment back to them. Like & share that Olicity related Facebook or Instagram post.  Reblog Olicity related content here on Tumblr or on Youtube.  Do so knowing that every person who does so counts & is helping show that interest.  Be engaged.

Don’t assume anything.  Don’t just believe you’ll always have this, that this will always be the story, and that all the “work” is done and that you don’t need to stay active, responsive, etc., with the show & show runners.  You absolutely do.  You have to keep being a part of that voice that got Oliver and Felicity to this point and you have to stay that loud.

So, IMO, instead of time wasted caring about what XYZ hater is doing or saying, I like to spend my time posting about what I love, watching a new vid, reading a new fic, looking for new fan art, giving the Arrow comics a read, checking out new Olicity related merchandise, dropping a quick email to the media about Oliver and Felicity, etc.  I spend my time with the things I love rather than on people who hate.  It’s way more important and proactive.  It’s also more fun.

So there ya go, Anon.  That’s how I deal with it.  I don’t care about haters or antis, therefore, they just never factor in.  I simply don’t pay attention to it because it doesn’t matter.  I know that what does matter is what *I* do.  The reaction and support *I* create.  Why?  Because the only voice, actions, and response I control is my own, so when I choose to use that voice, when I choose to put the power of it behind something, it has to be something I like, that I care about, and that I want.  You’ll never see me do anything less.

I think the Olicity fandom has seen the amazing things we can achieve when we unite and put our voices together.  That should never be forgotten.

P.S. BTW: Olicity fan fic writers, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people looking for “Olicity fic ABOUT Olicity with the spotlight on the romance of Oliver and Felicity.”  So if you’re a writer looking to build an audience and gain a following?  That’s a niche people are dying for: Oliver & Felicity as the centric focus of Olicity driven fic.  The demand is there.  Smart  Olicity-loving writers looking for readers and who want to build a core readership might want to start tapping that & promoting the hell out of themselves with it so these readers can find you. 

Can u all chill?

Like, the Fairy Tail fandom is toxic. I love the Fairy Tail fandom, and in some ways, it resembles the guild; it’s cheery, funny, merry and has countless skilled people. However, there are so many obsessed and spoiled people, too! 

For one, there are no spoilers because fans come demanding them. like, who the fuck are you??? what in the fuck’s fucking fuck gives you the right to just go and demand a spoiler? Yonkou is a human too, ya know. Stop being heartless and look at yourself - how obsessed are you?

The shipping - oh my gods the shipping. what even is the shipping? .-. Fairy tail is an action Manga! not a romance manga, the romance is a minor aspect - an extra. You all should be thankful enough all this romance happened in these last chapters. 

You all need to stop saying Mashima’s writing is crap. Have you ever written a book or drawn a manga? No, I don’t think so. If you have, then come tell me about it, and prove how it is better than Mashima’s. 

Another thing - you all seem to think you have some right over Fairy Tail. like, no??? You are a fan. Mashima is an author. It is his story. It’s from his mind - a world he loves, with all its flaws and perfections. He isn’t just writing it for us, but himself, too. So don’t go tweet him and insulting his world. It belongs to him. Only him. You, a fan, have no impact on it unless he asks for it, which he doesn’t; and only the majority would matter, not everyone.

You all need to forget shipping for a moment and appreciate Fairy Tail for its action and family bonds. Don’t like that? Find it childish? GOOD FOR YOU! Nobody is forcing you to read it. Want a good story, perfect the way you like it? Then go fucking write or draw it yourself and stop bashing Mashima!

If you don’t like a ship, keep to yourself. All main ships have their own unique chemistry. To you, someone who is not an author, it might seem poorly written. But what if it’s not?? what if you just have that impression bc they are unusual? and even if it is poorly written, who are you to critique it? Mashima is an action and fantasy author, not romance.

Also, if someone doesn’t like the same character as you, don’t send hate. They are a different person, and they might just dislike a certain character. People are different, they relate to charcaters differently.

(Before accusations come that I’m a hater or something, no, I’m not. I’m stating facts here and telling you all what is wrong in what you do. I love Lucy, so don’t come tell me I’m a Lucy hater. I love NaLu, so I’m not a Nalu hater. I love all big fours and crackship sometimes. That’s me. if you’re different, GOOD FOR YOU. LIVE UR LIFE. AND LET ME LIVE MINE. AND LET OTHERS LIVE THEIR WITHOUT HATE.)

There are amazing and skilled people in the Fairy Tail fandom, and I thank you all for being here and being understanding. You are all wonderful. However, those of you who are toxic and send hate, you need to chill. Like, sit the fuck down and chill. Fairy Tail belongs to Mashima and you won’t change anything, so stop posting toxic shit. You can still change, so do it!)

None of you should feel entitled to reblog this. It’s not necessarily toxic, but it’s some brutal honesty that will obviously spark trouble. I’ll probably delete this tomorrow because I don’t want shit like this on my blog. But do keep in mind how I feel about haters. I dislike them. but I think they can change.

(Edit: Many people seem to think I’m talking about all disliking and criticism. I can’t even blame you all cuz I wrote this at 2 am RIP. But here all I’m referring to is the toxic criticism without any point. Just people going like, “This is bad. I don’t like this. This shouldn’t exist.” and often, “People who like this are stupid. I don’t understand them.” That’s the sort of people I’m talking about. Personally, I love criticism; it helps me grow ad improve. I’m only talking about the poisonous people, who truly need to change their ways so the fandom isn’t as toxic.)

Rant/pep talk. If you dont agree just ignore this. Dont take me srsly either lol

Just few words of encouragement for you aspiring/amateur/hobby artists. If you dont call yourself an artist and consider yourself more of a “person who draws/writes” thats fine too but remember that being an artist is not only a job title, or something you do pretty often. You just are okay. Everybody can be an artist!!! Kindergarteners are artists!! YOUR PLANT IS ART

Anyways where i was going with this. Ah right. This is just coming from the heart ok and I’m gonna be blunt about it. If you think that the notes on your art posts reflect how good you are THATS BULLSHIT. And i will admit it ok but i feel salty about some posts of mine which didnt take much effort gaining more popularity than the ones i spent lit DAYS. (I feel salty about other ppl too lol I’m human let me be) so I’m like WTF Tumblr ppl? so anyways one of the reasons why i think (personal opinion coming from personal experience dont hate me for this) its bc of how a fandom works. A lot of fanart get more popular than original work so lets face it. Its more of a crowd interested in the same topic than individuals looking for original stories. And its also one of the reasons why i stayed as a fanartist or created original stories but with ALREADY existing characters. Ya i need to make friends somehow lmao

Many drawings will get to 10k+ and it’s sometimes due (but absolutely NOT the only reason) to it being cute and simple, a relatable comic, A POPULAR SHIP, a trending style, or a good ass headcanon that will break many hearts. BUT they face cons too like having their art reposted shit ton of times or badly edited and resized in a horrible way or just ppl hating on them bc they dont agree. I feel for you. And its not like they intended to be that way ok MY POINT is to talk about how a fandom behaves and not shit on artists OK I LOVE ARTISTS THEY ARE ALL COOL BUT I FEEL INTIMIDATED. Ok bye

(Not like I’m saying they dont deserve all that bc there are actually ppl w super cool stuff and styles that deserve so much more and they EARNED it. every single one of heir followers and note. They worked their ass off, studied, practiced everyday, been doing it for years, etc.. I started drawing since i was a kid and just practiced hard a lot so i get to defend myself lol)

And some people (me included) think that a drawing reaching over 1k notes is a milestone. I mean it is!!!! My shit got seen by prob over 500 ppl in the whole world holy shit!!! My mom would never believe this!! but dont get hung on trying to reach a notes count quota!!! Because many reasons THAT YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER play a role on how your posts are being reached. Either someone is followed by a popular blog and their stuff gets spread like wildfire, it’s /aesthetic/ and trendy so they are a hot topic, it’s released p fast after some ep aired (ie drawing what happened in the ep that just broadcasted 10 min) its like fresh bread just out of the oven and still warm. The amount of hashtags used since they contribute to how searchable your stuff is. And then the elephant in the room. THE FANDOM ITSELF. Yes I’m talking about gay sports anime. And others ahem.

AGAIN I’m not blaming the artists themselves, you are all cool keep doing your thing. Its their choice what they decide to draw for. If you suspect some of us decided to draw a fandom just to be popular or be noticed or wtv LET US BE. ITS OUR LIFE. If we are not hurting or offending you then you really dont have anything to complain about. Ahem I’m getting myself dragged off topic. Try to not be sleep deprived my children this is what happens.

BUT YOOOUUUUUUU. If you are discouraged bc of notes, popularity, or the type of ppl following you (if its p*rn blogs then I’m rly concerned) STOP!!! AND LOOK AT ME!! WELL JUST KEEP READING!!! YOU ARE VALUABLE. EVERYTHING YOU PRODUCE IS AMAZING BC BEING ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM YOUR IMAGINATION IS LIKE TOTALLY AMAZING. DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED YOUR ENTHUSIASM OR ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING!!!! When I’m a rotten old tomato i will be HELLA PROUD of all the shit i drew in my blossoming years. Like “look at all the sad and horrible drawings i did kids. YES ALL BY ME. Nobody believed this headcanon but i went and did it!!!”

Nobody or nothing should stop you from creating art!!!! GO WILD MY FRIEND. Go do what your heart desires do not let NUMBERS decide if you are worthy of exposure or friends or tags we are all big nerds at the end. DRAW WRITE CREATE WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. IF YOU DONT THINK YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH well let me tell you you will always be your harshest judge. You are the only who knew what went through the process and what mistakes happened. And nobody is perfect tbh not everybody can be beyonce. And THAT IS FINE. I go to sleep knowing I’m not her but i still get up and do my thing!!!

It’s a pill hard to swallow sometimes for some of us. That we want to know where we lie, how popular can we be, how many ppl can we attract, why are we not like others. It’s ALL FINE BUDDY. I sometimes cant ignore it and worry about it too. But then i show my friends the smallest of my crappy doodles from middle school AND THEY ALL THINK ITS AMAZING. Well not all. Again we are all not beyonce. So whatever the internet says irl could be a diff story. But how did that compliment happened?? (i like praise and attention ok i said it it helps my self steem dont judge) BECAUSE YOU CREATED SOMETHING

Ok this is my pep talk to you all. Be proud of what you create. Share it w others if you want. Just start. That’s the biggest hurdle sometimes. Taking the initiative. Sometimes we just need a small push so I’m writing this to push you. Imagine what you could create some years later if you just dont give a shit and improve w every creation you make??? AMAZING RIGHT MY MOM WOULD BE PROUD she will judge tho she calls all my drawings pikachu

anonymous asked:

What do u think of Jmo's latest blunder? If you're not up to speed, it goes like this: some1 asked at a con what she thought of Emma and Regina's "tension" on screen and her reply was "why everything has to be sexual?" And that her char loves Hook.

Thanks for bringing us up to speed friend, but there’s no anti JMo hysteria here–if that’s what you were wondering about. In fact it’s quite the opposite, the only scoffing you’ll see here would be at the expense of those who self-project through her character, and worship at the altar of Regina Mills/Lana Parrilla–and who have been spilling bile her way. Because of course, reactions to Ms. Parrilla’s words now, of why would she be “nervous to say” that she sees Regina and Emma as sisters and BFFs–why’s no one spitting that much bile her way, calling her homophobic because she does have the right to her own opinion–and no, it does not have to be romantic? Not that we’d ever endorse ANY bile-spitting either way, but you know–it’s all getting pretty absurd. The moment JMo says a word, she’s homophobic, but the moment her co-worker says something fairly similar, she’s a blessed ally who cannot possibly be otherwise. Meanwhile, people spend more time debating which is which than they do ya know, supporting something constructive. And aiming criticism where it should be aimed.

Because you know what the only difference is? Due to already having been at the blunt end of toxic shipping wars, one actress is extremely reclusive and (even though she showed an immense amount of research and depth of understanding for her character, back in seasons one and two) very professional about promoting the shit out of whatever current crap storyline she’s paid to promote (whether it was a shoelace that symbolized her connection with that woobiefied/victimised ex-murderer and a thug for hire, romantization of a statutory rapist, a fucking love triangle where she was reduced to an object and a prize–or a rape-culture personified she was dumbed down for, because certain writers have a hard on for abusive hunks who love to degrade women?) and you know, ultimately trying to be honest–and NOT lying to anyone? While the other one seems to be much more media savvy, inclusive of all of her fans, outspoken about LBGT ones (even tho’ her personal understanding extends to her male cousin and then, hell–whoever remembers that blunder when she said that lesbians saw these two women as shippable because of their “masculine energy” because, wtf? Some of us DO remember that and… that being said, hasn’t this all ALREADY happened before?). Sure, Lana seems genuinely touched and heartfelt but ultimately quite contradictory– between trying to do her job and promote whatever shit thing she’s expected to promote (while they clearly counted on her ab/using her LBGT following in order to promote her hetero crapfest lovestory shoved down our throats, because she was the only one that could break it to us?) and trying NOT to hurt those same folks in the process, because–a rock and a hard place?

Wanna play the blame game? Sorry to break it to you peeps, but this interview feels highly staged and highly patronizing, but it didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. If you wanted to listen, that is–and weren’t one of those “pls lie to me” folks who, to be completely frank, did more damage than good, because lately all intelligent thought in the fandom seemed like some weird “yeah, they really have us and Swan Queen screwed now so let’s see what YOU can fanwank out of it by pulling some crazily hopeful theory out of your bum” lie-to-me challenge/competition—and all criticism got shot down and dismissed as ‘negativity’? And in actuality, it’s not just the ‘please lie to me’ positivity brigade that is at issue here, it’s the fake experts who came out of that very crowd to take authoritative control over all dialogue relating to JMo and Lana (one is a homophobe beotch, the other a put-upon saint) and who were ALSO the same people who called us ‘negative’ because we called this shit show for what it was–homophobic, misogynist, racist, before Merlin, before the green faced sister was caught up in a ‘men get raped toooooo’ trick designed to get SMeag The Beast into your living rooms after he knowingly targeted and attacked Swan Queen fans.

Because if you’ve been around for “all my ships are on this couch and “will Robin Hood be man enough to handle Regina” (blunders that we got from both actresses?) and YEARS of horrendous bigotry and violent homophobia NEVER ONCE condemned by ANY of the people whose voices COULD have mattered (and silence is tacit approval, so yay—it’s open season on queers?) and I mean, how many times DO they need to tell us that we are delusional, until we actually accept that we’ve been played by people who really do not want to be our goddamn friends, but hey–it was for the ratings and it was fair game, but in the end still, “sorry guys, we don’t actually give a flying fuck about your representation, or how our queerbaiting and exclusion made you feel”?

Bottom line is, OUaT has been SHIT in terms of writing and storytelling, as well as fan-treatment for YEARS now. And NONE of it is either Lana Parrilla’s or Jennifer Morrison’s fault. They’re actors (act-ors, for those who paid to get their autographs, exchanged a few pleasant words–and suddenly started imagining that they know who those two women are, how they feel and what they think) trying to balance in-between this increasingly shitty work-deal (at this point they’ve both been screwed over by her characters/storylines being defiled by shitty ‘love’ stories) that they have to promote–and the fanbase that might follow them in their future projects. And while they’ve shown different tact (or lack thereof) when it came to the approach, they’ve also both shown different levels of ignorance when it came what SQ means to us, a sense of identification, longing to belong, representation and everything else. So stop either blaming (and hating) or idolizing (and being protective) over them, they’re professionals, doing their jobs the same way you or I do ours–the best way they respectively know how to. They’re not your moms, friends, enemies or cinnamon rolls. They’re fucking puppets (same like you and I, only worse–they’re contractually obliged, while we’re just being stupid enough to be willingly manipulated) in the hands of two pale-male-stale middle-aged men and their heterosexist, misogynist, homophobic ‘vision’.

So if you are looking for someone to blame and hate on? You know TweedleDumb’s Twatter handle. Blame the fuck out of Jane Espenson, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Because THEY are the ones who deserve our collective vitriol.