because i honestly can't find 6 characters i like on this show

anonymous asked:

Disclaimer first - I'm not negative or angry + very pleased will all the lovely TFW we are getting and one thing I'm disappointed in - Is it just me or is Dean/Cas independent! relationship kinda gone-ish, 80% of all the emotional talks are always on TFW as a whole, never just Dean/Cas, even if Sam isnt there. Dean isn't ever refering to Cas in any emotional way singularly anymore (your OUR best, best friend WE've ever had, glad he cares about US, WE dont leave family behind etcetc) and cas too

Yeah, the big declarations have been all like that but having seen the whole “I love all of you” thing, I feel like they’ve been building up to actually have a family first, which is something I guess is way more important as a long term investment.

Something I’m always coming back to is that horrible isolation of Carver era. Well, I’m currently watching season 7 and at that part where they’ve now finally lost everything and it’s just Sam and Dean and not even the car. Like, Hallucifer and hunting and the Leviathan problem are literally the only constants they have from their old lives. Wow. :P

Carver era sort of puts a bit more of a fragile shell around them by giving Cas back, making Crowley a frenemy, and at least has some outside people like Charlie and Kevin even if they get killed off, but then also the wayward daughters characters who survive it, so there are at least some people to hold them accountable… During that time Cas is their only main constant family and even then terrible stuff is always happening to him and he’s always leaving, so he’s not really around except for little hints of what might be, and Cas picks up so much trauma from that too… 

I don’t know, looking at it from as outside a perspective as I can manage, I think with Mary back, and Cas MEANT to be a member of the family but needing serious integration into the family unit (12x03 with that little conversation showing Mary and Cas are struggling with the exact same thing) the show has to actually believably glue these people back together, and even Sam and Dean have huge splits that have barely been addressed (like Dean apologised for the ridiculous “sam hit a dog” grudge they started Carver era with in like, 11x11, I think? Which means they’d been actually on good terms for like maybe 12 episodes when Mary comes back :P) never mind Cas’s ocean of trauma and Mary being dropped among them out of the blue.

There’s been a real theme of teamwork this season in the big confrontation fights - 12x06, 12x07, 12x10 and 12x12 definitely all had teamwork fights taking down one big enemy together, and I may be forgetting some stuff but it’s more than enough for a pattern that they want to show the characters working together as a large and well-functioning unit - and within that, good dynamics, which they’re still working on especially for Mary, who (as we suspected she would) has only really SOLIDLY bonded with Cas because they’re both outsiders - Dean and Sam fight okay with her by their side but they need to work on interpersonal stuff (and I LOVED the shot this episode of Mary and Dean back to back with a wall between them).

To my eyes the TFW (and Mary) dynamic is clearly top priority and really important for the story they want to tell, and I’m loving the fragile way this family is being built and the exploration of the dynamics (now we’re getting later in the season I’ve seen people comment that Mary and Sam got a bad deal, but honestly for the first like 6 episodes of the season I was contemplating devoting my blog entirely to their drama and just forgetting Dean and Cas completely because I was so into what was going on there, and find it really weird people weren’t picking up on that because I thought all the subtext about Azazel coming between them was brilliant use of the characters and it just all suddenly paid off and I probably yelled louder about a Yellow Eyed demon showing up than I did about the whole “I love you” nonsense. :P There’s a part of my soul which is always going to be seasons 1-2 of Supernatural all on their own >.>)

But I think there’s still a ton of DeanCas this season, just underneath the main message they’re pushing, all the stuff like Dean and Cas just being prioritised when it comes to stuff like of course when the season starts Cas urgently gets back to Dean immediately and the story starts with them together. Of course Sam waits with Lily Sunder while Dean rushes off to help Cas. Of course Dean gets all weird and pissy about Cas working with Crowley and Sam like has nothing to do with this, at all. Of course when they get out of prison Dean is phoning Cas urgently to come get them, and sits in the back of the car with him. Of course he’s the one having the angry feud about caring too much vs being reckless after Cas invites his cosmic consequences. Of course when Cas is dying Dean is the one who rushes over to check on him and subtly all through that sequence is the one with the most focus on ALL the reaction shots, and the centre of the drama. 

And the little things like of course Dean phones Cas here, asks him to stay for breakfast there, is the one to hand him a beer and pat his shoulder, holds on just that much longer when he and Sam haul Cas to his feet (which I think is the perfect 1 tiny moment to demonstrate the whole thing of Dean just caring that little bit more even though Sam and Cas easily and happily could consider each other family at this point)

It’s like… Even when they’re not strictly telling us a story ABOUT Dean and Cas alone there’s just a little bit extra something going on between them, constantly, like, they just drift next to each other, or end up paying way more attention to each other? Like Dean at the diner in 12x12, Cas’s presence and the Mandy thing ends up this itch he has to scratch, he can’t stop bringing it up - weirdness between Dean and Cas derails the conversation repeatedly, and from both Cas and Mary’s POV we see Dean almost, like, fixated on Cas’s presence, while he’s all brotherly and annoying to Sam vying for attention complaining about the wifi, Dean just snores at him and goes back to I think just trying to get a rise out of Cas. 

I wouldn’t say any of this is really doing anything with them because the emotional arc right now is Family and creating a plausible version of Supernatural where it’s not two lonely angry brothers and sometimes people who help them and peripheral people they love but don’t, like… function in this way. Not in this whole promised dynamic of how that group exorcism went down in 12x06, or how Sam and Mary and Dean took on a Prince of Hell to save Cas (and even Crowley proved he has his own strange seat at this table there)… But they’re certainly keeping a sort of ongoing feeling there, that there’s just something extra about how Dean feels about Cas, and as usual, with 12x10 especially, the story about angels and romantic love is repeated and used between Dean and Cas, like, that’s all still there… I don’t know, every time something ridiculously small happens like Cas shows up and Dean rotates his entire body to face him on instinct, I’m like, yeah, we’re still existing in a story where Destiel is a presence

Yuri!!! on Ice and No. 6 are actually quite similar

So the people who complain about YOI while talking about how great No. 6 is have been confusing me. (Just a warning, this might get long.) The points they make aren’t usually together in the same posts which is why I think it’s taken me so long to notice how contradictory some of it is. This isn’t a criticism of No. 6 by the way, I absolutely adore that show. But I do get somewhat frustrated by these arguments and how people can’t seem to see how inconsistent their opinions are when discussing these two shows.
(This is going to be mostly about YOI while using No. 6 as a reference point.)

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anonymous asked:

why do you ship Ichihime. why can't you ship Ulquihime or Ishihime. Both ships are literally dying and no one is doing anything about it. It just doesn't make sense. It's like people don't remember anything anymore. Like everyone has forgotten about them. I don't understand that. Both of them faded away, and no one cares. I hope this isn't rude. (It probably is, but it's fine if you don't want to answer.)

Not rude at all. But fair warning at some point I may say something rude even though it’s not my intention.

I ship IchiHime because I always loved how kind and gentle Ichigo is with Orihime, when he’s usually so rough with others. At the same time I also love how he recently been treating her like a partner in battle. Equal? I wouldn’t say that since Ichigo has the strength and Orihime is the defense/healer. But at least he didn’t tell her to stay behind where it’s safe the whole time. On Orihime’s side; I love how her love for Ichigo was her motivation to keep training and get stronger even if she’s not the strongest. I love how her feelings basically started off as a schoolgirl crush. Remember when she thought it would be great if all the girls liked Ichigo, that way they’d outnumber him? LOL. Then over time her crush became actual love. I always respected the fact that even when Orihime was having doubts about herself and was finding herself upset over Ichigo and Rukia, she didn’t turn on Rukia and start hating her. She expressed that she thought Rukia was amazing. I also respect the fact that when she realized she was in love with Ichigo she never threw herself at him or demand they be a couple. It just wouldn’t fit her character. She’s too shy for that.

There are several moments that always come to mind when thinking about IchiHime. 1) Orihime’s breakdown while talking to Rangiku because that was the moment I realized it was no longer just a fun crush. She’s in love. 2) The five lifetimes speech and the good bye to Ichigo. This is where she actually admitted to being in love with him. Confirmation. 3)Ichigo’s reaction to Orihime’s disappearance. When the head captain ordered everyone to turn their backs on Orihime, Ichigo looked destroyed and was in a very angry and bitter mood. This shows how much he cares for her. 4) The fight with Grimmjow in Hueco Mundo. Mainly the moment when Orihime yell out with tears in her eyes “Don’t get hurt! You don’t have to win. You don’t even have to fight anymore. Just please don’t get hurt anymore!” (I typed from memory so that may not be the exact quote. Also I’m mainly remembering the anime but you get the idea) Then that smile Ichigo gives Grimmjow when he says “Sorry, Grimmjow looks like I can’t take anymore injuries from you. 5) The soft look after the fight that Ichigo gives Orihime when he asked if she was okay. 6)In the Fullbring Arc when Orihime protected Ichigo and she explained that her and Chad have been training because they knew he’s be getting his powers back someday. 7)Ichigo getting flustered over Orihime’s new outfit. Cute. 8)Ichigo telling Orihime that she was going to play defense while he went up against Yhwach and that she was counting on her. (And while things didn’t go perfectly, she was throwing out shields left and fight. 9)When Ichigo started charging at Yhwach and ignore Orihime’s cries to stop, with just one look she understood that he did have a plan that he was not losing it. With one quick look she understood and didn’t get upset.

Basically I love IchiHime because I think they compliment each other. I love the cool tough (but not bad) boy with the heart of gold and the sweet, caring, silly, compassionate girl. Which is also why I love HitsuHina because Toshiro’s and Momo’s personalities (and even looks and powers) compliment each other.

Okay here come’s the (maybe) rude part. UlquiHime. I like Ulquiorra as a character himself. His death was very sad. However, UlquiHime is abusive. Plain and simple. He threatened to kill her friends, kept her locked up, threatened to force feed her, made her pledge loyalty to Aizen, harassed her about her friends being dead and it being all her fault, and most importantly threatened to rip her heart out just because he wanted to see one. There’s nothing romantic about it.

Now for IshiHime. I honestly see nothing wrong with this ship.I actually did try getting into it a few years ago, while still shipping IchiHime but I just couldn’t get into it.  I don’t support it but I see nothing wrong with it. As long as you’re not spite shipping Orihime with Uryuu (same goes with Ulquiorra or any other Orihime non Ichigo ship) When you see Orihime with or talking about Uryuu are complimenting her? Are you saying strong beautiful, brave and amazing she is? Most likely if you’re a fan of the ship. But what about when she’s with or talking about Ichigo? Is she still strong, beautiful, brave, amazing?  But you just don’t see it romantically? If so, great! Thumbs up! More power to you!  Or does she suddenly become useless, ugly, a failure, a slut? Then it’s spite shipping which I can’t stand. I don’t ship IchiRuki, never will. I will always favor IchiHIme and Renruki when it comes to the two. However I love Rukia and think she’s strong, beautiful, funny and amazing whether or not she is teaming up with Ichigo or not. I like Rukia and Ichigo’s partnership and friendship. She doesn’t become less appealing or great when she’s with Ichigo than when she’s with Renji. Same as Orihime doesn’t become less appealing or great when she’s with Uryuu and not Ichigo. Both are amazing no matter what.


Sorry this took so long to type up.

anonymous asked:

I made a mistake looking in the graylu tag here in tumblr, because after seeing the posts and reading chapter 446 I got really worried. I consider graylu as an BrOTP and Gruvia as my OTP but I can't help it but feeling worried. What are your thoughts for this? Please, your posts always make me calm down (: sorry for my bad English

First line of advice: If you don’t ship Gray.lu, don’t look in the tag. That is a sacred space for Gray.lu fans, the same as the Gruvia tag is for us. They are allowed to post their theories, ideas, and get excited over manga developments the same as we are. If it’s not something you want to see or not something you can handle well, then do not look there. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the Gray/Lucy BROtp :)

Secondly:

As soon as I saw this chapter, I texted Kat, Marie and Maria and told them that I knew these asks were coming, haha :)

And finally, to the reason you sent me the ask:

I think if we jump to conclusions every time Gray fights with another girl besides Juvia, we will always be anxious. We have no reason to worry, and I honestly think it’s a good thing that Gray.lu fans have a reason to be excited. Just because something displays the relationship between Gray and Lucy doesn’t mean it is a bad thing for Gruvia.

Being part of Team Natsu, Gray is going to be involved in other battles with other people. He is quite often without Juvia in the manga, so he is going to have encounters with other characters. He is friends with other characters. The same as we do not worry when Juvia is with other characters, we shouldn’t worry about Gray.

I have not looked in the Gray.lu tag because, as I said, that is their space and I respect their right to have a safe place to discuss their OTP that doesn’t involve me, as a Gruvia shipper, raining on their parade (no pun intended) or dissecting everything they say. I know what I believe to be Mashima’s intentions, and I am secure enough in that.

If we really want to break it down though, Gray and Lucy standing up to Alvarez and displaying their power is nothing compared to Gray leaving Juvia for 6 months to run off on a secret mission with Erza. I am still a bit bitter that we did not get proper resolution to that, quite honestly, but I understand the intention of the arc was to explain that Gray and Juvia lived together, and that Team Natsu is still the strongest. It’s also a reason to build up to Alvarez, because it involves a group of Zeref fanatics. 

It’s important to remember a few things that have happened since 416:

1- Boob hug.

2- Gray and Juvia chose to go together and lived together, no matter what Gray says about her “not leaving”. We saw at the end of 416, they left together. Gray could have left Juvia then and stayed with Lucy or Erza, but he didn’t. Also, he has told us before he would say no to what he didn’t like… and he still lived with Juvia. They chose each other. Which means Gray chose Juvia.

3- To convince Gray not to tell Juvia where he was going, Erza explained that it would put her in danger. 

4- When Mary attacked Lucy and Jerome threatened her, Gray did nothing. No, he obviously didn’t like it, and yes their imprisonment is what caused him to break cover. But if you take into consideration what Gray has done with Juvia when she was threatened by Ultear, when she was threatened by Silver, and when he died for her during the Dragon Festival, I think it’s plain to see if Juvia had been in Lucy’s place, he would not have been able to keep his cool. That’s the whole reason he left her out of it. To keep her safe.

5- Not only that, Gray stated himself after the fact that he thought of Lucy as his friend. Yet when Juvia showed up on the battlefield he reacted like a husband who got caught doing something he’s not supposed to do, let her hug him, and was more worried about apologizing to her and how she managed to find him when he tried so hard to hide (to keep her safe) than the fact she just said she had a love rival.

5- Gray has no qualms with anyone knowing he lived with Juvia. He just doesn’t like the rumors.

6- Everytime we have seen Juvia with Team B, we have received hints/comments about Gray. Much like we saw in Tartaros (which led to 416) and Avatar (which led to the unison stripping). Something big is coming for them in this big arc, we just don’t know what it is yet.

7- Don’t forget that they trained together, and Gray’s goal is to uphold his father’s will and destroy E.N.D. And he entrusted that goal to Juvia, trained with Juvia, lived with Juvia, shared it with Juvia– so she is just as engrained in that as he is. He could have talked to Team Natsu about it. He could have gone to Lyon. Instead, he went to her.

8- Makarov’s comment is about Gray and Lucy’s power– but separate. Gray and Juvia had performed an intentional unison raid. Gray hasn’t done that with anyone else, not even Lyon or Natsu. And when it came to fighting on the Avatar battefield, he fell right into step, back to back, with Juvia. This fight, Lucy and Gray performed separate attacks. They are together, but independent. Gray and Juvia fight as one.

Mashima also gave an image where he drew all of the members of Team Natsu where in the square created by Natsu’s arm, Lucy and Gray are together and separated from the others. I think this is more a foreshadow to when Natsu becomes E.N.D. 

So fear not, fellow Gruvian. Gray.lu fans are happy, but that does not mean that Gruvia is not end game, nor does it mean that Gruvia is not the most built up pairing. Juvia is the only person Gray has explicit romantic development with. Our ship is very strong and nothing has occurred to change that. I expect whenever Gray and Juvia see one another again, we will be bombarded with the feels. 

Confessions of an Alt-a-holic
  • 1. I always want more characters
  • 2. I dread gearing them out in Ascended because I have so many characters. Honestly even my first character isn't even finished hers.
  • 3. Bag space and bank space is an issue
  • 4. Finding where I left certain items is an issue
  • 5. I'm sick of personal story for certain races
  • 6. I've remade certain characters 2-5 times until I'm happy with them
  • 7. Character slot sales are my vice
  • 8. I'm low on transmutation charges
  • 9. I can't remember a time where I wasn't leveling up a character
  • 10. I stop playing characters as often as soon as they're geared, specialized and traited as I'd like them
  • 11. Sparkfly Fen is where all my alts are parked once they're 80 and set up
  • 12. I'm never tired of picking Quaggans for personal story.
  • 13. I see characters walking around and want to replicate them because they're awesome looking
  • 14. Watching shows or playing other games just gives me more inspiration for alts I want to make
  • 15. Beta weekends were spent making characters for fun with the free slots
  • 16. There aren't enough tomes of knowledge, ever.
  • 17. I'm considering another alt...always
  • 18. My guildies want me to admit I have a problem.
  • 19. My guildies are starting to catch alt-a-holic tendencies
  • 20. I have a steady supply of low level crafting items
  • 21. I forget how many characters I have.
  • 22. I always have a character for every occasion, tanky, healy, supportive, condi, DPS, hybrid. I have em all .
  • 23. Some of my alts never visit the field much anymore
  • 24. I have a queue of alts in the order they're going to be leveled.
  • 25. I confuse my guildies because I swap characters to names they don't recognize
  • 26. My alts all have backstories.
  • 27. I check the gemstore for sales on character slots daily
  • 28. My mother has seen all my characters and questions what I do with them.
  • 29. I don't even have a main, I have many.
  • 30. I wrote this down, and now I feel bad.