because i realize there were more parallels

Oh my god, I just realized that Supercorp reminds me a lot of Hollstein. We have a nerdy blonde journalist that’s super shy and flustered and a ray of sunshine but has a good heart and wants to save everyone. Then there’s the smirking, broodier dark haired woman who’s well-read and smart and tries to help their girlfriend in their quest. Also, they’re emotionally vulnerable and look intimidating but they’re actually gay puddles around their girlfriends. Everyone has an angsty history and major death in their youth.

 Damn, even the mothers are the same. Like Lena and Carmilla’s mothers were both emotionally abusive towards them and had a brother they loved that ended up being a bad guy. They’re both constantly doubted at first by their gf’s friends and allies. They both even have exes that are killed because of them! Also, Kara and Laura both lost their mother (and her entire planet in Kara’s case) and it inspired them to become journalists. 

destielisgonnabecanon  asked:

hey there, i'm writing an essay about how destiel is real for a friend of mine and I was wondering what you think the most important pieces of meta that i should put in? can you recommend anything?

Hi - wow, that’s some dedication. All I did for my friends was send them some links - and, on one memorable occasion, I spent one entire 30 minutes conversation occasionally glancing at my (female&blinded by heteronormativity) friend’s lips instead of looking at her eyes, and by the end of it she was uncomfortable af and half convinced I was into her, and that’s when I presented her with a list of gifsets like -

- and basically dropped my mic and sashayed out.

(Man, I wish my hair was long enough to be flicked back.)

She changed her mind after that, by the way. And it’s really weird how most behaviours and gestures are used on screen precisely because we understand them as human things we all do on a deep level, and yet we’re suddenly unable to figure out what they mean if they’re not about a man and a woman. Uh.

(That applies to me as well, by the way. We see what we know about, not what is actually there, and that’s just inevitable - but can be unlearned, with some patience and many, many mistakes.)

Anyway, here are a bunch of things - I hope they’re useful.


Also, the entire S8, which was basically a demented Jane Eyre AU, and the entire S11, because, again, that Amara thing didn’t make sense without Destiel subtext, and finally @deanswingsbothways’ drunken rant (spoiler: contains the line “Destiel is not a story we are telling each other. Destiel is a story we are being told.” and bless).

You should also consider pimping your essay a bit, because there are a lot of posts and gifsets about how Destiel is regularly paralleled with canon couples on Supernatural, or follows the same rules as romantic relationships in movies. Here’s a bunch of them: Destiel and Sam/JessDestiel vs Dean/AnnaDestiel vs Sam/Amelia, Destiel vs David/VioletDestiel and Spuffy, Destiel and Clexa, Destiel and Phoebe/ColeDestiel vs Charlie/Gilda, Destiel vs every other couple on SupernaturalDestiel and Lucifer having funDestiel and romantic movies, Destiel and the Doctor, Destiel and Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Destiel and Tangled, Destiel and Saileen, and, of course, the beautiful and despairing trainwreck that was Repo Man.

And finally, there was that one time I went crazy and spent an entire weekend mapping every single love trope they’ve ever used around those two idiots in love, because I was just that fed up and the thing’s there, okay, and the more they say it’s not the more layers of tropes and mirrors and longing glances and narrative parallels they keep slathering on top of this thing, so, whatever and who even knows. At this point, you’re free to say it’ll never go canon because they’re homophobic or assume their audience is homophobic, and you’re free to say it’ll never go canon because of internal narrative reasons (God knows both Dean and Cas are never going to believe they’re actually good enough for each other), but to say there’s nothing there at all - that’s beyond whatever.

Anyway, my post is here, and these were the final conclusions:

As you may have guessed, this is something I’m sort of interested in - I came for the monsters and started to reblog stuff out of spite when I realized I was being treated like a crazy fangirl who sees love everywhere because women (right). If you’re looking for more sugary goodness, I tag stuff as destiel, spn meta (my own opinions), awesome meta (other people’s opinions), love tropes and parallels, and you can also have a look at some excellent meta writers who have eyes and therefore see Destiel and sometimes discuss it - people like @elizabethrobertajones​, @grey2510​, @tinkdw​, @bluestar86​, @mittensmorgul​, @floralmotif​, @k-vichan, @treefrogie84, @thevioletcaptain or @postmodernmulticoloredcloak (and I know I’m forgetting someone - that’s what sleeping four hours does to you, sorry). So, again - I know this post is a bit ‘join our cult’ (which is what you asked for, but still), but really - what I like about this fandom is that we can talk about stuff and we can disagree about stuff and still be friends, but this new idea currently spreading in the real world like wildfire - that not only you can have your own opinions (totally legit), but you can also have your own facts - nope. I hope your friend reads your essay (you’re welcome to share it, by the way) and sees that yes, there’s objectively something going on. If they still don’t, the final test is, “What if Cas were a woman? Would you see it then?” 

(And we all know the answer to that question, don’t we?)

Seriously, good luck.


EDIT - More great meta

( @destielisgonnabecanon - you’re welcome! Go win that bet! 😁)

POTC 5: Barbossa, Salazar, and an Alternate Ending

WARNING: SPOILERS

I have been a big fan of the POTC franchise since the beginning, and while I honestly think that Disney is trying too hard to milk every last penny from it and that POTC 5 should be the last of the series (or perhaps that it should have ended before now), I will say that, despite its flaws, the most recent installment wrapped up a lot of loose ends nicely and gave us some great additions to POTC lore and character development. While Jack, unfortunately, suffered a bit in this film–his usual wit and charm replaced almost entirely with attempts at comic relief–Barbossa and Salazar generally make up for it.

Throughout the series, Barbossa has been, in my opinion, one of the most morally ambiguous and well-developed characters, and this installment only furthered my convictions. Originally viewed as a villain opposite Jack, Will, and Elizabeth in the first film, by film number three, he has teamed up with the main couple to help rescue Jack and fight against the “bigger” Big Bads Davy Jones and the British Navy. Here, he is portrayed as being a bit more noble (well, by pirate standards, anyway) and shows great respect for Elizabeth as the Pirate King when she steps up and leads them into battle. By film number four, he has apparently become a privateer (though primarily out of a desire to hunt down Blackbeard in revenge for taking The Pearl, and with it, his leg) but this endeavor doesn’t last long, and as soon as Blackbeard is off the radar, he goes back to his pirating ways. And even AS a privateer, we see a moment of what cruelty he is capable of when he leaves his crew to die at the hands of the mermaids. Nevertheless, he pretty much fully redeems himself in the most recent film through his relationship with his daughter. While, admittedly, it was a bit cheesy and perhaps somewhat out of character at times, I loved the implication that there was once a woman Barbossa genuinely loved and that, upon her death, thinking himself incapable of raising the child, he was actually strong enough to do the right thing and find a place to take her in. It was strange yet incredibly touching getting to see this softer side of Barbossa. The moment Carina slapped him for (supposedly) insulting her father, you could see it in his eyes that he was torn between feeling hurt and ashamed of what he was and simultaneously being proud of her for having the guts to stand up to a pirate of his stature in defense of her father. I would honestly have loved to get an entire film’s worth of father/daughter moments between these two, and after seeing him come so far as to be willing to sacrifice himself for her safety, I really hated to see him go. More on that later…

As for Salazar, I am not yet quite sure what to think about him or how to categorize his character. On the one hand, we have to remember that we are (technically) rooting for the “bad guys” by society’s standards, and while we all love Jack & co., pirates were a real and troubling threat to merchant vessels, the navy, etc. Not everyone they attacked deserved it, and not all pirates are as morally decent as Jack, Will, Elizabeth, etc. usually are. In his mind, Salazar is doing his duty to society and protecting the innocent. Yes, we get a glimpse of him refusing to show mercy to a group of pirates who have surrendered, but to be fair, had their roles been reversed, many pirates might not have shown mercy either. Additionally, Salazar has a personal motivation to dislike pirates, as they were responsible for the deaths of both his father and grandfather–men whom he looked up to, respected, and probably loved. We don’t know exactly how old he was when this happened, but if he was still a child at the time, it would have been EXTREMELY difficult for his mother, as a single woman during a time when most respectable women were not employed much outside the home, to support him and herself. Furthermore, Jack–as a boy–both humiliated him and doomed him to what must have felt like an eternity of a ghostly/undead existence trapped in the Devil’s Triangle. I was reminded, here, of a parallel between the Salazar/Jack relationship and that of Captain Hook and Peter Pan… Jack, much like Peter, is the young, cocky boy who somehow manages to get the best of the more experienced, older sailor. In the original novel, there is actually a line about how Hook (who is stuck in a place which for a child is paradise but for an adult is a living nightmare) feels like a lion in trapped in a cage into which a sparrow has flown. Similarly, Salazar himself tells us that he is the one who gave Jack the surname “Sparrow” because he was “up in the crow’s nest…like a…like a little bird.” Whether or not the parallels were intentional, I don’t know, but as a long-time fan of Hook, it definitely made Salazar a more interesting and sympathetic character to me. On the other hand, Salazar is incredibly legalistic (like Inspector Javert on steroids), obsessive, merciless, and unnecessarily cruel. I realize the Spanish and English navies weren’t exactly friendly toward each other, but you have to admit, Salazar and his crew slaughtering the members of the British navy who enter the Devil’s Triangle was rather uncalled for. It’s like he did it just because he could. He is also so focused on ending Jack’s life that he leaves his newly un-cursed crew to drown at the bottom of the sea. Then again…Barbossa did almost the exact same thing with his privateer crew in the previous film when he left them for the mermaids, and we still root for him… Why is it that when Will Turner seeks revenge on Davy Jones for cursing his father or when Barbossa seeks revenge on Blackbeard for stealing the Pearl and the loss of his leg, we root for them, yet when Salazar has an equally legitimate reason to hate Jack, he is a villain? (I know, I know… Because it’s Jack’s story and you can’t really dislike the protagonist. But still…) Salazar is an interesting guy, and it just seemed WAY too easy to have him turn mortal for all of five minutes and then immediately kill him off. Plus, I felt bad because DID YOU SEE THE LOOK ON HIS FACE WHEN HE TURNED HUMAN AGAIN?!?! He was practically on the verge of weeping for joy! I really wish they would have allowed for him to potentially return in human form for future films. I also have to wonder, having earlier mentioned his likeness to Javert, if put in a similar situation in which the pirates shattered his illusion of the world as morally black and white, he might have had a change of heart (or ya know…a mental breakdown…). Either way, I wish we got more Salazar.

…Which brings me back to the point I was making before… As moving and poignant as Barbossa’s death was, I don’t believe that was actually necessary. Realistically, with Salazar mortal and his entire crew swept away by the sea, it would have been easy for Jack’s crew to take him out once the anchor was raised and everyone was back onboard the Pearl. He would have been severely outnumbered, and they could have easily killed him or taken him captive. True, you could argue that Barbossa was worried Salazar would get to Carina first and harm her before they were back on the ship, but with him in mortal form, all Carina would really have to do to disable him is give him a swift kick in the face. Besides, if she hadn’t been so overwhelmed in the moment, I don’t think Carina would have willingly let go of her father’s hand. She literally JUST found out that the man who saved her life, the infamous pirate captain of Blackbeard’s former ship The Queen Anne’s Revenge, is the man she has spent her entire life searching for. You can’t convince me that she wouldn’t have clung to him for dear life if she had been in her right mind. I don’t blame her, mind you–it’s a lot to take in in such a short amount of time, and I don’t think she had time to fully process it all, but if she had thought about it, I’m certain she would have refused to let him go.

So imagine it, for a moment….

xxxxx

Barbossa guided her hand to the chain, telling her to hold on as he began to loosen his grip, a sad smile on his face. He only just met his daughter but he was already so proud of her. It was a shame he wouldn’t get to spend more time with her, but perhaps it was better this way.  She had slapped him when he had insulted her father before she knew who he was. If she had known then, he thought, she might have slapped him a second time. Perhaps now, at least, she might see him as something more heroic than the disappointment that he was.

It didn’t take long for Carina to realize what he was doing, her face turning white with horror as his fingers began to slip.

“NO!” she screamed, latching onto his wrist. “I’ve spent all my life searching for you, and now I’ve finally found you! I’m not letting you go now!”

He had not planned for this. He had hoped to go out in figurative blaze of glory, hoped that in his death he might redeem himself in her eyes and make up for the years he had left her alone in the world. But she wouldn’t let him have that satisfaction. She wouldn’t let him go that easily. There was a fierce determination in her eyes, eyes that remind him of another woman he had once loved. And so for her sake, he held on–tighter than he has ever held onto anything in his life.

As the anchor rose from the water, he saw the crew of the Pearl coming to their aid.

“Hector!” Jack shouted down at him from the deck where the others have helped him aboard. There was genuine worry in his voice.

Strange, he mused, how far they have come. For as long as they had known each other, they had always alternated between being at each other’s throats and being brothers in arms. He had once gone to the ends of the earth–to hell and back, as it were–for the Pearl…but also partially for Jack, he admitted. And seeing his current expression, he had no doubts that Jack would do the same for him because, at the end of the day, pirates though they were, they would always have each other’s back.

He climbed aboard, soaked to the skin and looking far more like a wet rat than the fearsome captain that he was, Jack and Gibbs each grabbing an arm to steady him while Henry helped Carina. He recalled, for a moment, the highly unorthodox wedding ceremony he’d performed on the deck of this very ship all those years ago and smiled almost fondly at the boy, wondering if perhaps he’d be performing another in a couple of years. He had missed so much of his daughter’s life… He hoped it wasn’t too late to change that.

Apparently, it wasn’t because the moment her feet hit the deck, she was embracing first Henry, then him.

“Father,” she whispered.

And for the first time in many, many years, he felt the sting of tears behind his closed eyes.

But the moment was cut short as the last few feet of the chain holding the anchor rose from the depths of the sea, carrying with it a final passenger who hoisted himself over the railing and onto the deck–Captain Armando Salazar, in the flesh, at last. Long strands of dark hair, no longer floating freely as they had in his ghostly form, were plastered against his face, but his uniform–though stuck to his skin with the weight of the water it had absorbed–was as pristine-looking as ever. His face had a bit of color now–more olive than the ghastly chalky complexion they’d seen before, but it hardly diminished his intimidating presence, his eyes still hard and cold.

But intimidating or not, he was no longer immortal. And without a weapon in his hand or at his side–the sword he usually carried having been lost to the sea in the midst of all the chaos–he was, for all intents and purposes, defenseless. He was outnumbered, out gunned, and on a ship which was not his own. He was at their mercy.

Almost immediately, there were a half a dozen swords pointed at his throat and nearly twice as many pistols aimed at his chest, no longer permeable as mist but made of flesh and bone beneath which lay the beating heart of a man. His weakness became apparent at nearly the same moment that he felt the heat of the sun upon his cheek and the gentle sea breeze ruffle his hair for the first time in what seemed like an eternity. In the span of seconds, his face displayed a vast array of emotions almost too quickly for his mind to keep up–the proud, determined look of a hunter having cornered his prey replaced instantaneously with that of immeasurable joy, realization, fear, rage, and defeated resignation.

Surprisingly, Jack was the first to lower his weapon, but it wasn’t so much a gesture of mercy as it was an insult. There was no need  for a weapon now. The Spaniard had climbed aboard the Pearl without any men of his own and was now its captain’s prisoner. His only choice was between Jack’s crew and the sharks…and the latter would be much less forgiving. Having experienced death himself before, Jack knew that no sane man who had escaped such a fate would ever take his own life, no matter how desperate. And even if he had considered it, Salazar’s pride would not allow it.

“It would seem,” Jack said, striding across the deck, “that El Matador del Mar has once again met his match. The butcher’s bill has been paid in full. You and your crew have had your humanity restored–that counts for something, I should think. I took your life once. I’ve no desire to take it again, so what say we simply call it even and agree to disagree until I can drop you off on some nice, deserted island, savvy?”

“My crew,” Salazar spat, “is at the bottom of the sea.”

“Well, that’s not my problem, now, is it? I’m not their captain who left them there to drown.”

The Spaniard took a step toward him, forgetting for a moment that he no longer held the sword which often doubled as his cane. He stumbled, then, landing in a heap at Jack’s feet, as his knees buckled at the searing pain that shot up his leg. He was spewing curses, swearing like the sailor that he was in a garbled mix of Spanish and English so viciously that an onlooker who did not speak a word of either language wouldn’t have needed a translation.

“You…!!!” he seethed. “You took EVERYTHING from me!”

He was clawing at the deck, trying desperately to pull himself up, but his leg was too weak. His mortality had returned in full force, bringing with it the fresh pain of an old wound that he had not been able to feel for years. He dragged himself over to the mast that he might have something to brace himself against, crawling on his hands and knees.

“My pride, my ship, my crew, my family, my life, my very soul…” He propped himself up against the mast, too tired and too ashamed to struggle any further. “What more do you want from me?!”

Jack’s gaze softened. “Nothing,” he said quietly. “I never wanted anything from you but my freedom. I wanted you out of my way, I wanted you lost at sea…but I swear on my life I never intended for you to end up…” He gestured to his face, trailing his fingers in lines of imaginary squid ink dribbling down his chin, smacking his lips as though even the thought left a horrid taste in his mouth and shuddered. “Wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”

“You have no idea what sort of hell I have been through.”

“Oh, I think I can imagine…”

It was not Jack but Barbossa who had spoken.

Perhaps it was only because Carina was watching and being a father made him want to be a better man, but for whatever reason, Barbossa felt compelled to take pity on the man. Jack had been to The Locker, it was true. And that in and of itself was enough to drive a man to madness… But he had not spent years cursed in an undead state like he and the original crew of the Pearl had. That was something entirely different and drew forth memories of a time which Barbossa did not recall with any fondness. He stepped forward, his own bejeweled peg leg dragging slightly as he walked–another area in which he could all too easily empathize with the man propping himself up against the mast.

“Ye’re always starvin’ but food turns tah ash in your mouth. Always dyin’ of thirst, yet nothin’ ever quenches it. Ye cannot feel–not the sun or the rain on yer face nor the softness of a woman’s touch nor the fiery sting of cold steel slicin’ yer skin. Yer heart no longer beats, yet somehow ye’re still alive. Everything that once had meanin’ is empty and hollow. Ye’re a dead man walkin’.”

Salazar bore a pained expression. For a moment, he could not find his voice. Then…

“How…?” he croaked.

“Yer not the only man what has been cursed in such a manner and lived to tell the tale. Or rather…come back from the dead to tell it.”

At this, Carina gave a start. Realizing that the undead were real was one thing. Realizing that her long-lost father (who also happened to be a pirate captain) had once been among them was quite another. But that, she supposed, was a story for another day. She had so many questions already. Life with her father, it seemed, would be much more complicated than she had anticipated. Yet she could not deny a slight thrill at the thought of more adventures at his side.

“‘Twas our greed and our pride that did us in,” Barbossa continued. “Aztec gold, cursed by the pagan gods… We were warned of the consequences, but we heeded them not. 'Twas yer own pride that did ye in as well, I suspect. Nothin’ would do but tah take yer revenge on every last pirate sailin’ in the Spanish Main for the deaths of yer father and his father before him. I can’t rightly say that I blame ye for that… Ye say that we’re not worthy of bein’ called men at all, that we are loathsome creatures lower than the bilge rats and the barnacles on the hull of a ship. That may be so. I am hardly an honest man.”

He glanced briefly at Carina, looking somewhat ashamed, then returned his attention to Salazar.

“Yet ye do it in the name of honor and justice. But if it’s vengeance yer seekin’, then ye ought to at least have the decency tah call it what it is like the rest of us… There’s as much blood on yer hands as there is on ours. Perhaps more. If ye be satisfied knowin’ that, then by all means, continue yer reign as El Matador del Mar–that is, assumin’ ye make it off this ship alive. But if ye want tah keep tellin’ yerself yer better than us humble pirates, now’s the time tah prove it. Not all men make it to hell and back alive, and one thing I can tell ye, when yer given a second chance at life, ye ought not tah waste it.”

He looked back at Carina.

“Take it from someone who’s wasted too many second chances already.”

The Spaniard laughed bitterly. “You think that by sparing me you may spare yourselves of my wrath when I am free? My life was devoted to hunting down men like you–murderous thieves who take what they can and give nothing back. Without that, what am I?” He glared at Jack. “Give me a weapon, and I will fight you to the death. Or kill me now, like a man. But stop this foolish pretense! We both know what you are, Jack Sparrow!”

“Firstly,” Jack replied, “there should be a 'captain’ in there somewhere. Secondly, despite what you may think, I am neither stupid enough to give you a weapon nor cruel enough to kill an unarmed man. So it seems we are at an impasse.”

He began pacing the deck.

“You know, I once knew a man who thought like you.”

He paused to glance at Henry.

“His father was a pirate…AND a good man. Took him awhile to accept that.”

His gaze returned to Salazar.

“Truth is, the world’s not all black and white, mate, and thank goodness for that because it would be a dreadfully dull place if it was. For example…” He spread his arms wide, taking a mock bow. “I am a pirate. I admit to that. But I am not a cold-blooded killer. You, on the other hand…” He pointed at Salazar with the tip of his sword. “Well, let’s just say they don’t call you 'The Butcher’ for nothing. Now tell me, mate, which one of us is the better man?”

For a moment, Salazar was silent. Then, he looked to Henry.

“You, boy…your father is the captain of the Dutchman?”

“Yes, sir.”

Salazar nodded soberly. “A good man.”

“And a former pirate, I might add,” Jack interjected.

But a deadly glare from the Spanish captain quickly silenced him.

“Right,” he apologized. “Sorry. Continue.”

“He tried to come for us, once. To ferry us to the next world…to set us free from this curse, that we might be at peace.” He laughed darkly. “But there are some places too cursed for even the Dutchman to go.”

Henry nodded soberly. “I’m sorry. He would have done more if he could have, I’m sure.”

Salazar returned the gesture. Though he could not fully explain why, he had a great deal of respect for the boy. He had seen the terror in the boy’s eyes when his crew attacked the British naval ship, yet despite his fear, he did not run but looked death in the face. He was confident, yet not cocky like Jack; quiet, yet he did not hesitate to speak his mind when necessary. And there was another quality the boy had which he did not expect of one with such close ties to pirates–honor. Possessing the boy had given him a glance into the heart and soul of the young man before him, their consciousness merging until one man’s thoughts and emotions were barely distinguishable from the other. He had seen Jack, then, through the boy’s eyes…and he had seen the monster he had become–internally as well as externally, his humanity all but gone. It had been deeply disturbing. Recalling the boy’s thoughts now, he remembered something which he hadn’t taken notice of before, a troubled frown forming on his lips. His eyes shifted tentatively to Jack, and for a moment, he merely held his gaze, causing the pirate to squirm uncomfortably.

“While I was controlling the boy’s mind,” he began, “I saw something…not a memory–at least, not a memory of his… More like a dream…like visions of a legend…a story he had been told as a child…. His father was still a mortal then…. He was dying. You had the heart of Davy Jones in your hand, ready to become the next captain of that otherworldly ship that you yourself might gain immortality…. But you chose to save him instead…. Is this true?”

“Well, now, 'saved’ is a rather strong word, given that becoming the captain of said ship comes with its own curses which is how we ended up in this bloody mess to begin with, searching for the trident….”

Salazar scowled impatiently.

“But technically speaking, yes.”

“I see…” The Spaniard looked to Henry. “You trust this man? This…this pirate?”

Henry slowly lifted his eyes to Jack, then smiled. “With my life, sir.”

Salazar grunted.

“Captain…”

“Yes?” Barbossa, Jack, and Salazar answered simultaneously.

Realizing the need for clarification, Henry started again. “Er…that is…Captain Salazar… If I may ask… While I was subject to your power, I endured a nightmare like nothing I had ever experienced before. I felt…so cold, so isolated… It was as if I were drowning in a darkness and despair so deep that it smothered everything else–all thoughts and emotions consumed by what must have been the last thing that you felt in life…a burning, blinding rage. It was suffocating, as though I was so far removed from humanity that I had forgotten everything and everyone else in the world… My entire identity was gone, my own memories were unreachable–a distant, foggy dream. And yet…one name remained on the tip of my tongue, a name I do not know….”

“Maria,” Salazar whispered reverently.

“The Silent Mary…. It isn’t just the name of a ship, is it?” Henry asked. “Who was she?”

There was a wistful gleam in his eyes. It was the most vulnerable, the most human, he had looked since regaining his mortality.

“The most beautiful woman in all of Spain…my wife.” He smiled sadly. “She was with child when I left. She didn’t want me to go. Of course, I told her not to worry, and I promised her that that mission would be my last…. But then…I never came home.” He looked at Jack. “That is why I was so angry.” He sighed. “I do not know what became of them. She has probably long forgotten about me. If she is even still alive…I doubt she or the child would want to see me now. They would not believe my story…and if they did, they would be repulsed by what I became. I have nothing now. Nothing. No crew at sea, no one waiting at home….” He eyed Jack’s sword almost pleadingly. “What is left but to fight one last fight and at least die with a little honor? Perhaps this time, I will have peace.”

“You do your family a great disservice, sir.” This time, it was Carina who spoke. “If she loved you as much as you love her, then I am certain she never gave up hope. Nor did her child.”

“Oh? How do you know that?”

She was addressing Salazar, but her eyes were on Barbossa, bright with unshed tears.

“The same way that I knew someday, somehow, I would find my father…. And if you truly care about them, who you are…or who you were…none of that will matter when they finally see you.”

“Ah, but you forget… I have neither ship nor crew–”

“We’ll help you find them,” Henry blurted.

“We will?” asked Jack.

“Aye,” Barbossa slapped Jack on the back. “We will.”

“Wait a moment! Wait a moment!” Jack waved his hands. He gestured to Barbossa. “You’re a pirate.” He pointed to Salazar. “He’s a pirate hunter. You want to help him, yet he wants to kill us. DID I BLOODY MISS SOMETHING?!?”

“Well, seein’ as we are aboard MY ship, I don’t see why it should concern ye, Jack,” Barbossa grinned.

“I believe you mean MY ship,” Jack corrected him. “You may have your Queen Anne’s Revenge, but the Pearl is mine. I saved her from Blackbeard’s stash of shrunken ships and protected her with me life.”

“Aye, but I’m the one who freed her for ye. Mister Gibbs,” he addressed the first mate.

“Aye, sir?”

“Set a course fer Spain. We’ve a long journey ahead of us, so we’d best be gettin’ started.”

Gibbs, who had long grown used to the two captains bickering over the ownership of the Pearl, nodded, assuming they would eventually come to some sort of agreement, as they always did.

“Aye-aye, sir.”

“Oh, and Gibbs?” Barbossa stopped him. “Don’t fly the colors.”

“Do I get any say in this at all?” Jack protested.

Barbossa, Carina, and Henry answered in unison. “No!”

Jack sighed. “Alright… Well, then…” He offered Salazar his hand. “I suppose we have a truce?”

Salazar hesitated, then grudgingly accepted the offer, bracing himself against the mast as he pulled himself up to his full height.

“Truce.” Salazar leaned in so his mouth was just above Jack’s ear. “But know this, Sparrow… If I happen to end up on the seas again, if you ever attack a Spanish ship….”

“I know, I know…. You’ll hunt me down and destroy me.” He grinned. “Wouldn’t expect anything less from you, Captain.”

He turned to leave but was stopped by a hand on his shoulder.

“Sparrow….”

Jack looked back at the man who had spent a lifetime of hating men like him and saw the faintest gleam of something that almost resembled respect.

“Gracias.”

Jack nodded. As he walked away, he breathed a sigh of relief, striding up beside Barbossa. “Hector, you owe me one for this,” he grumbled.

Barbossa, who had uncorked a bottle of rum, took a large swig and offered a sip to Jack, who graciously accepted.

“Go easy on it, Jack. We’ve naught but a few barrels left, and as we be sailin’ away from the Caribbean, it may be awhile before we get the chance to restock.”

Jack sighed again and shook his head, looking sadly at the bottle. “Why is the bloody rum always gone?”

so jumping off the post i just made, what if there was a parallel between dex/nursey and jack/parse?

more specifically, what if nurseydex becomes jackparse’s foil?

what i mean: dex and nursey are in a friends-with-benefits type thing except they both feel like it’s more and they’ve said this to each other and they’re both on the same page but they’re staying lowkey because being a student athlete is #stressful and then something gets in between them (hopefully not a drug overdose) and they don’t talk for awhile but during that time they realize they miss each other and were actually good for each other and they have a long talk and work it out and end up together and get married and adopt 12 kids

I kind of like that Kain is a selfish psychopath & doesn’t really give much thought, so far as anyone can tell, to the precise nature of exactly what Raziel has become.

One of the thoughts he voiced when the Elder God was revealed to him was wondering if this was the hell he’d condemned Raziel to. Yeah it is Kain. He wasn’t having a tea party with Satan. He was being dehumanized for literal centuries. I digress.

This means Kain has no idea as to 90% of the weird wraith shit Raziel is now capable of seeing as the two never often met despite their parallel journeys. But Kain was… deified. So Raziel largely knows what to expect from him. So I demand fics wherein Kain just repeatedly realizes what a walking fucking nightmare Raziel really is. Bonus for character development like Kain making the connection between his actions and how they effect other people.

Mostly because it’s hilarious when a character as stoic and threatening as Kain is surprised. Like he could not have been more off guard when Moebius’ corpse turned out to be Raziel. Was Kain aware Raziel could utilize all 6 elements as a wraith weapon before they were used against him in Avernus? Or how personally invested Raz was in Janos?

Kain had never witnessed Raziel dealing with the wraith blade as a separate sentient entity or opening stupidly ancient magic structures (as far as I remember, I could be wrong. I’m old). It would never occur to Kain that former vampire guardians would be languishing in the spectral realm. Or that there were even other THINGS In the spectral realm. He’s never witnessed Raziel eat. Nor aware he can tear people’s souls directly out of their bodies like GOTDAMN. That’d be surprising without warning. I can see Kain unable to conceal a disgusted sneer when Raziel hella casually climbs out of the fucking earth in borrowed bones.

Is Kain even aware Raziel has no jaw to speak of??? Not visually?? He did grab Raziel by the throat in a cinematic or two so you’d think he’d notice maybe. Holy shit guys

Marks Dialogue
Fire Emblem: Fates
Marks Dialogue

I didn’t see this up anywhere yet, but if there is one then please let me know! I also attempted a translation at his lines and so usual disclaimer about not taking these translations as gospel, blah blah.

Obviously SPOILERS UNDER THE READ MORE.

EDIT: So two versions came up at the same time (OOPS). Check out the other one too!

EDIT2: Fixed some wording in Marx’s lines because I did his translations when I was still rusty from my translation hibernation. I’m confident in his S-rank line now btw… which makes sense if you’ve listened to Takumi’s lines.

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alright, hear me out:

lycanthropy as a metaphor for being trans

specifically, remus lupin’s lycanthropy as being a metaphor for being trans

sure, rowling said it represented having HIV/AIDS (and that’s great, i love her for it) and that david thewlis played the character gay and that the whole werewolf thing can also apply to both of those (i’m not saying they shouldn’t, because they can and should, we need more representation) but the werewolf/trans parallels are so much more prevalent (at least to me)

he ‘became a werewolf’ (realized he was trans) at a young age and subsequently hid it due to prejudice and the only people that new were his parents, teachers, and closets friends (who found out on their own, but that’s not really that important for this meta)

yes, all those apply to being gay/having HIV/AIDS (as rowling intended, at least the HIV/AIDS parallel)

but here’s were (sorry, couldn’t help myself) things get different and more trans specific (again, at least to me) (and we’re also focusing more on trans boy experiences, because that’s what remus would have been)

first: the marauders referred to his lycanthropy as his ‘furry little problem’, which probably has a few different possible meanings, but i like to think of as them referring to his vagina and all the intricacies of that. this ties into my next point

second: he goes through a monthly ‘transformation’. obviously, this would be his period (his uterus is shedding its inner lining like werewolf remus sheds his human self; with lots of blood and pain). his ‘transformations’ follow the lunar cycle, and many menstrual cycles do sync up with the moon (the moon is also a feminine symbol, but that’s not really on topic either). when he ‘transforms’ it is painful and bloody, for a few days before he is irritable and requires chocolate (as pretty much the entire fandom head canons, its practically canon, so i’m including it), sometimes afterwards he needs to be hospitalized.

i don’t know about you, but that sure does remind me of my period

and finally my last point: he goes through multiple transformations (in this metaphor, transformations do double duty as representing both periods and transitioning). if i were to create a monster metaphor for being gay, i would use becoming a vampire. meaning there would only be one ‘transformation’, coming out of the closet and realizing you’re gay. with the werewolf/trans metaphor the ‘transformations’ are continuous throughout his life. the ‘wolf’ (his body dysphoria) has been present since he was five, and, as trans!remus, that would be when he began to dress like his true gender and have short hair. when he gets to hogwarts (age 11) would be when (now) a young trans person would be able to start puberty suppressants. presumably a trans kid in the 70s wouldn’t have those readily available, such as the wolfsbane potion was not available yet. 

–side note: fifth year, when the marauders become animagi to help remus, would be when a trans kid now would stop using puberty suppressants (if they used them, but not the point) and begin hormone treatments (again, if they choose to). i don’t know if that might have some sort of significance yet

so once remus is an adult there is a new potion that has been developed at would make him more a-were (again sorry) of himself rather than be the ‘wolf’ during his ‘transformations’. the wolfsbane potion, as i see it, would be like hormones. remus must take the potion once a day for a week every full moon, while trans remus would have to take hormones once a week every week. 

he has professors and friends help him, offer him a safe space, accept his ‘lycanthopy’, and help ease his ‘transformations’ by becoming animagi in the case of the marauders (which, to me, seems like a non-binary/gender non-comforming metaphor of some kind, but that can be fleshed out later)

he has scars from his ‘transformations’, which can obviously compare to top surgery scars and *TRIGGER WARNING FOR SELF-HARM* scars caused due to depression caused by body dysphoria, bullying, etc *TRIGGER WARNING OVER*.

snape (ever the bad guy) attempts to reveal his secret when they are children and he finally does reveal his secret when they are adults. when parents are told a ‘werewolf’/trans man has been teaching their kids they are outraged and remus is forced to leave his job (again). he will have trouble finding work elsewhere because of the ‘anti-werewolf’ (anti-trans) attitude of the wizarding world. (this also shows how stupid transphobic and lycanphobic people are, after all remus was only dangerous because he forgot to take his ‘potions’/hormones)

so yeah, remus lupin is a trans man and there’s very little you can say to convince me otherwise

(feel free to message me if you disagree with my points, have some other opinions and head canons, or want to help me flesh out some more mythical creatures in harry potter as lgbt+ identities (for instance, a metamorphagi is totally a gender fluid/queer person), or anything else)

I’ve been silent long enough ! I wanted to do my post on how everything is connected first but I’m obviously too lazy and drained from the day to do that right now I will discuss the Lucky One MV and only that one (not Monster) in this post

EDIT: [Monster Theory]

There are a few huge points we need to address and one of them is currently a bit of a running fandom joke: the mv’s aesthetic, the ending reference to the overdose maze, the display of powers, and Kai’s lack thereof. 

The first of these is huge. Let me tell you right now: everything that happens in this music video is not. real. At all.  It relates to the overall storyline but this is largely one big hallucination. EXO is literally having a hallucination within a hallucination and this is not a drill. 

The first hallucination is that they are all brought together in a strange hospital with “nurses” akin to those of superhero movies. They were never in there. As the ending demonstrates, they are still trapped in the maze from overdose. Just as in overdose, they are trapped in a maze of obsession.  They are, however, being watched by figures who look very much like the ones in their hospital hallucination – in fact, we can liken the figures in the hospital to projections of the ones who are “above” EXO. The second level of hallucination in this is that they think they are getting away from the hospital when the hospital doesn’t even exist in the first place. Going deeper, it becomes apparent that their escape attempt isn’t real because –

Kai cannot use his ability to teleport. I was expecting Kai to use his teleporting ability just like the others were using their “powers,” but he suddenly started dancing instead. People have been joking about this but this is no laughing matter: the fact that he just does what he can and no harm comes to him even still demonstrates that what they’re experiencing is not real. Teleporting involves physical displacement but it’s his mind (and the others’ minds) that is displaced, so he cannot teleport. In Kai’s case, he may also need to see where he’s going just like Nightcrawler of the X-Men does. This would in turn point to the revelation that they are all still in the maze as well. Kai cannot simply teleport out of the maze because he has no idea where he’d be going or what beyond even the first wall he encounters. Kai’s inability to teleport is a serious plot detail .

So what about the others’ powers? Well they are not only limited in effect and capacity – vastly so compared to the displays in MAMA to be frank – but they are also able to be imagined rather than jongin’s. You can imagine the appearance of a flower, imagine fire coming from your hands, imagine conjuring water. You can imagine your powers hurting the enemy. As a matter of fact it seems like the .. overlords as we’ll call them, wanted exo to believe they were winning the fights and escaping. Display a power and the experimenters went poof or simply fell out. But this doesn’t apply to xiumin, suho or jongin.

This is tangential to the points I mentioned early in my post, but this needs to be addressed. During Pathcode, Xiumin also drank water and then froze the glass before running out the door. Suho was never near water – though he seemed to be searching for it – until the end of his teaser wherein water suddenly rushed in (and drowned him? maybe?), but we never see what becomes of that . What if those pathcode teasers relate to xiumin and suho’s juxtaposition and drinking of water? From what I could tell, xiumin didn’t freeze the glass he was drinking out of, and Xiumin did seem to have more ~awareness~ than most exo members during pathcode given the screen he saw. The only other one who had a similar experience during pathcode era was Lay, and he seemed to react to his phone’s change as a sudden, “oh shit!” incident rather than Xiumin, who seemed to believe the flashing screen meant something – he knew it did and that’s why he headed out. 

Now if he had so much knowledge then … what if the attempt at drinking water was a way to wake him and suho up, or snap them out of the hallucination? We theorized during pathcode era that Suho was trying to snap out of something and the only way to do so was to “drown.” What if xiumin, who recalls the drink he had before the tv screen flickered and told him about Edinburgh, believes that that can serve as a tether to test reality and bring them back to it?

Going deeper still,  Xiumin and Suho had the exact same parallels this time in Lucky One that they did in Overdose. Thankfully someone (x) gif’ed them and made my life easier [screencaps below]:

Because they both realized they were trapped in EXO, had similar “realizations” during Pathcode, I can only conclude they were the only two aware far earlier than the rest that they were still trapped – except this time trapped within a trap. This makes sense since their powers, ice and water, are so similar and closely related. They should have similar intuitions at the very least.

I’ll go on more about the string between Overdose, Pathcode, and Monster + Lucky One later in a different post, but it’s very crucial to recognize that you will need to understand previous comebacks even a little  to fully appreciate what’s going on here in these new releases. 

TO PUT THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN: we realized last comeback (before SFY) that LMR was set in a universe parallel to that of Alice in Wonderland. Guess who is also revealed at the end of her story to have simply been “dreaming” all along? Alice! If we take Lucky One to not be real, and the universe in Alice in Wonderland to not be real, then EXO had another hallucination during Love Me Right as well ! Considering the debate about whether Pathcode alluded to Inception, and Pathcode’s relationship to … well everything (I swear I’ll clarify that in another post I swear I will) we can easily deduce that EXO is having a crisis with reality ! 

EXO does not know what is real and what is not except that they cannot find the “real” and they somehow have manifested different powers in relation to that pursuit. Overdose is very much real in that they are indeed trapped in a maze, as Lucky One does confirm; does Monster represent a way in which they escape? The short answer is that Monster is just a short story of conflict within the overarching story,  just as you have battles within a war but those individual battles do not necessarily end a war. Monster and Lucky One do, as I said previous, encompass alternate realities and experiences, and just as I suggested before, the one in Lucky One is not real up to the point they believe they are escaping. The omniscient revelation that they are still trapped, however, is real, and that will affect the connection between EXO’s comebacks that I will finally discuss in the near future (aka tomorrow). 

To tie up some loose ends that may be bugging people since I mentioned Pathcode and Monster: Yes Kyungsoo does not fit into this very nicely especially in regards to talking about how Xiumin and Suho are the ones that “know something” instead of him, and yes it doesn’t agree with Baek being a ring leader and a mole that helps free them in Monster. I will resolve that in another post which will probably be 2x as long but let’s just say for now that they fit different pieces in the jigsaw puzzle. Their abilities and roles in this play allow them to act similarly to but still different from Xiumin and Suho.

tl;dr Kai does not just dance for aesthetic; Kai cannot use his ability to teleport because he is trapped inside a mental prison; the overdose maze might be a mental maze of obsession; 90% of what happens in Lucky One is not real; Xiumin and Suho have similar intuitions and can tell they are locked away from reality in a way the others cannot; and everything EXO is doing is connected exactly like we thought it was during Pathcode era.

Just finished last nights episode. Let me just say, I LOVED Kate Cassidy as Black Siren. Honestly. I’ve been vocal about my dislike of her as an actress but she was amazing in the episode. 

I loved that they showed Caitlin’s PTSD. It shows what she really went through and Danielle played that so well. And I’m not a big fan of her as an actress. She’s okay to me but she was so amazing with portraying to moments. 

Grant as always was amazing but even more so in this episode. 

I’m so happy the core three were back together. Cisco and Caitlin pretending to be their dopplegangers. Caitlin with the ‘What the what’ and Cisco showing some growth in his powers. That was amazing. 

Once Caitlin came back, Barry seemed to be more him. More like himself which was crucial because you could tell he wasn’t being reckless or overconfident. He just knew he was going to win. 

Now, this is how you know the show is messing up the comics, Zoom, never went after Barry. He originally went after Wally, the third flash and blamed him for the death of his mother(who was killed by his father because his father was a serial killer). He was also one of Wally’s closest friends. After a series of tragedies, he begged Wally to go back in time to prevent the tragedies in his life. When Wally refused, Zoom used the cosmic treadmill which resulted in an explosion and gave him his powers. 

So after that little explanation, the way they are doing it on the show is totally different. So this is how you can tell they are not going to do things just like the comics. Which brings me to another thing.

I know Barry said “lets give this a shot” to I@is at the end. But there’s a problem. Since they are deviating a bunch from the comics(while a lot will say things are canon because of the comics. Please remember this is an ADAPTATION. Which means, that they can use the base of a story but they can change it to however they see fit.), they will be deviating from canon things. 

Canon: Caitlin Snow became Killer Frost in the comics.

Show: Caitlin Snow was unaffected and did not turn into Killer Frost.

Canon: Wally West is supposed to marry Linda Park

Show: Linda and Barry date. Wally has yet to meet her.

Canon: Wally is the nephew of Iris and Barry.

Show: Wally is I@is’ brother.

Canon: I@is is adopted and from the 30th century.

Show: I@is isn’t adopted and is from the current time.

Canon: Joe is supposed to be named Ira and helps invent the suit for Barry.

Show: Joe is a cop and has no scientific background.

Canon: Barry doesn’t meet Ira or I@is until he moves to Central City.

Show: Barry is raised with I@is and is adopted by Joe. 

Canon: Barry invested the cosmic treadmill.

Show: Cisco invents the treadmill.

Canon: Barry is struck by lightning, not due to the particle accelerator but gains super-speed when bathed by chemicals after a shelf of them was struck by lightning

Show: Gets struck by lighting created by the particle accelerator explosion.

Do you see where I’m going with this? The amount they have changed in the show from the comics shows that they are not going to follow the comics to the tee. Which brings me to my final point.

I’m an SB shipper, through and through. But only on the show. Comics? I’m a huge WA fan. I’m not a fan of WA on the show because of a few reasons, her character is written poorly. I’m not fond of how the actress plays her. And I see no chemistry between the actress and GG. That’s it. And last night, I felt like it was forced. Just like her confession and her sudden realization that she likes Barry. I feel like they are writing her this way because she found out that her and Barry were married in a parallel world. Which I don’t like. I would love for them to write her better and for her to be more well rounded as a character. But sadly they aren’t. 

And I was so happy to see the interactions with Caitlin and Barry. Yes, my SB hear soared with happiness. Because she was his main concern for a few episodes. He wanted to get her back and he finally did. And she honestly thought that he was dead. And he had to reassure her. I will make a separate post about my SB feels, later.

All in all, it wasn’t a bad episode. But it wasn’t stellar either. But it was gratifying for the most part and sad at the end. I had to see the Flash I grew up watching, get killed in front of the new Flash. That was soul crushing for childhood me. 

anonymous asked:

Hello, not trying to sound negative (and please forgive me if I do,) Kishimoto didn't get into a 'fight' with his wife over the ending. She liked NaruSaku more, but she realized that it was his story, and was happy that he included parallels to Hinata and Naruto with things from their own relationship! She even made Kishi a new scarf just for the premier of The Last! She disagreed with certain aspects, but it really wasn't a fight.

It was a fight. Kishi’s exact words were "I almost caused a rift in my own housefold because my wife was so upset that Naruto didn’t get with Sakura. She complained quite vahemently.” I’m not saying it was anything big or anything, but I think it’s safe to say there was much shouting and negativity involved considering Kishi later says “I tried to defuse the situation by assuring my wife that SHE was actually the model”, which even he says, was complete bullshit to calm her down.

And never once did either Kishimoto or his wife ever say she was happy after realizing it was his story and that Naruto and Hinata paralleled there relationship, which isn’t even true because Kishimoto literally said “I think my wife might realize that Hinata wasn’t really modeled after her.” at the end of the exact same interview.

Her making him a scarf doesn’t really mean shit because they’re husband and wife, and when it all comes down to it, she really only made it to promote the movie that was coming out at the time. I wouldn’t call that anything special.

parallels between messina/loggins and caesar/joseph

i never??? connected this before but i realized i forgot about messina and loggins in a lot of headcanon posts and wanted to fix that today so moku-suneku​ and i started talking about it more and i learned that loggins’s fate = caesar’s and messina’s = joseph’s

because like… i didn’t want to bring this up with moku, but moku thought about it too. one of them dies ;u; just like… [INSERT THAT ONE CHARACTER’S NAME]. we don’t say it because we are still in denial.

messina and loggins were probably a really close duo like joseph and caesar too training under lisa lisa’s wing and we’ve seen that messina is also a fucking slacker like joseph is because he backed out right after caesar shaved the hair off his arms in his fight (HAHAHA)

but yeah yeah

that’s messina’s arm (i had to get this cap by searching through episode 20… never will i do that again)

there goes joseph’s too

this whole time araki’s been warning us. he gave us all the hints. it was all right there. wtf. 

Things we learned from “Bismuth”

 -Crystal Gem video game down time is adorable
-The tree inside lion is might possibly be a real tree? Or at least a magic one
-Steven’s  “She big.”
-Lion’s facial expressions seem to indicate that he experiences some discomfort when large or fast moving objects enter or leave his pocket dimension
-“Who do you belong to?” “Nobody!”
- “Cool it, your Ruby is showing”
-Bismuth is one of the original Crystal Gems
-”We could always use more Amethysts!” means that there were some other Amethysts before and during the war
-Rose never told the other Gems what really happened with Bismuth, like Garnet said “She kept many secrets”
-”It’s not always easy to understand Rose’s choices, but we have to stand behind them” really attests to Rose’s leadership skills, that her following had such an incredible amount of respect, trust and faith towards her
-Bubbled, sentient gems have no sense of time, but gems in objects do
-Bismuth definitely has two sides to her, and seems to enjoy war a tad too much
-The Crystal gems have always been the underdogs
-Garnet and Bismuth once took on either 1 or 3 battalions of quartz soldiers and came out without a single scratch on them
-Pearl once pulled out a Nephrite (type of Jade), out of the cockpit of a drop ship. So pre war Jades were used to pilot ships, much like post war Peridots are today (now there’s a half developed theory)
-The forge is a secluded location that seemingly only Bismuth can open the door to, and was where she created all of the material weapons used during the war
-Bismuth shape shifts her hand into hammers to smelt weapons with, and actual weapons to fight with and can withstand very extreme temperatures
-Bismuths were used by homeworld to build spires and temples that the elite upper-class would enjoy
-Bismuths are infact homeworld gems and so our Bismuth was not made by Rose Quartz, but rather liberated by her
-Rose Quartz fought not only for humanity and to protect the Earth, but also to liberate gems and break them away from Homeworld’s mold
-Bismuth can enhance a gems physical weapon and not just material weapons
-The gems never mentioned Bismuth to Amethyst before, so it’s very possible that the gems haven’t mentioned any of their fallen allies to Amethyst before either
-”Not every quartz can make a whip like this” could imply that our Amethyst is indeed special, possibly since she is the only quartz gem we have seen with an offensive weapon (Rose has a shield, Jasper has a helmet), or it could have been Bismuth just trying to smooth talk and open up to Amethyst
-Bishmuth is a great pep talker, like I could see Rose using her to boast morale
-The CG’s used to have a ritual to spar before every battle they should bring it back tbh
-Garnet being called “the Power Couple” is great and I can’t wait to see how people will still find a way to say that rupphire are still “just friends”
-Pearl’s energy projection developed after the war
-Steven’s pre battle rituals are so pure and great
-Since Bismuth does not have a room in the temple, it was built post war, which I’m sure was already established
-Steven considers Rose’s sword his weapon, even though Connie is really the only one of them that knows how to use it (and also Stevonnie)
-Bismuth created Rose’s sword, her finest piece of work, as something that would instantly poof a gems form, but never harm the gem itself
-Spires were built for intellectuals, and arenas for fighters
-”Just another Quartz solider made right here in the dirt”, So from that statement does it conclude that Rose was made on Earth
-Rose inspired gems to do more than what they were told they could do
-Bismuths’ pep talk to Steven sounds exactly like what Rose told Bismuth: You don’t have to be what everyone says you have to be, you can be something better, which is honestly what Steven needs to hear right now
-Home world resorted to cheap tactics, which is ultimately what ended the war
-Bismuth has the right mindset for a war, but her ideas are just too much
-It’s evident why Rose had bubbled Bismuth
-Bismuth was fueled by an utter hate for Homeworld, while Rose was fueled by a desire to escape it and potentially create a new society
-Bismuth desire to free all of homeworld is very reminiscent of real world desires to spread democracy, even to places that don’t necessarily want it, but still useing the guise of “democracy” as a way to justify all means
-Bismuth uses her cause as a motive to justify her actions, even if those actions are the same ones that Homeworld would use against them
-”Nobody is more Crystal Gem than I am” could imply that the CG’s were a lot more brutish and ruthless than we realize, or that Bismuth was just that one gem that took it way too far
-Steven parallels Rose so much that Bismuth fully believes that Rose is still there
-”After you lied about EVERYTHING” dark crewniverse show us the forbidden Rose Quartz eps
-Okay wowow so it is VERY apparent why Rose had bubbled Bismuth
-Rose valued Gemkind, and not just the Crystal Gems. Rose did not want to shatter opposing gems just because they didn’t believe in what she did
-Bismuth would have extended the war way past saving the Earth,and  back to Homeworld itself, liberating all gems, no matter who she had to shatter to do so
-”Even if we don’t agree, nobody deserves this”
-”Then you really are better than her” okay so im crying thats cool
-Judging by everything that just happened, I think it’s safe to assume that our Bismuth was infact the gem that poofed lapis, and not some other Bismuth
-”Glad to have another chance”, but then she had to go make the same mistake twice
-Steven stright up put his foot on a burning metal floor, is this like a new power or what man
-Bismuth is safely bubbled in the burning room and can potentially be let out again so that is very comforting
-NEW LOVE LIKE YOU VERSE how did I forget this honestly

Wow okay so that episode was a lot and very heavy, if I missed anything feel free to add it on

with all these pearl and amethyst parallels I think it only seems fitting to have a duet of the two singing about their feelings for each other and realizing they are more similar than they thought. I thought it would be cool for it to take place in the strawberry battlefield and the kindergarten because these were important places in their past. Honestly this would be the most amazing dream come true if something like this did happen. 

Does any of you read The Lunar Chronicles?

I’ve recently read all three books out so far (Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress) and I’m deeply in love with them. As a Sailor Moon fan girl even more so, because the author, Marissa Meyer, is a popular Sailor Moon fan fiction writer in FF.net before she wrote her own novel. Influences of Sailor Moon is all over the series, which is by the way about a bunch of fairy tale princesses being absolutely awesome at kicking butts who gather together to save the world (sound familiar already?)

If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it! Especially if you love both Sailor Moon and fairy tale princesses. The story is refreshingly great, especially for YA, and sci-fi (which I typically don’t care for). The characters all are different and rounded and you can’t help but love all of them fiercely and hate the antagonists with a passion you’re supposed to feel (normally when I read YA I either hate the heroine or root for the villains/wrong side of the ship).

Here is an excerpt from the author’s FAQ page which I found incredibly amusing:

Why did you choose to set Cinder in futuristic Asia?
The easy answer: it just popped into my head that way. It probably had something to do with my first inspiration for Cinder’s character being Japanese actress Mew Azama, who played Sailor Jupiter in the live-action Sailor Moon show.

[SHE NOT ONLY KNOWS OF PGSM - SHE ACTUALLY LOVES IT!]

That said, it’s actually quite fitting, as some scholars believe that the earliest Cinderella tale came from 9th-century China. Additionally, some believe that the iconic glass slipper (which was gold in the original Grimm version) came to us from China’s tradition of foot-binding and a culture in which women were praised for tiny feet. So having Cinder set in China kind of has a symbolic, cyclical quality to it.

(But really… it was mostly because of Sailor Jupiter.)

The more I look at the story, the more I realize how many parallels there are to Sailor Moon. Here are the connections and influences I have noticed! 

SPOILER ALERT: Do not click “Read More” unless you have read the books and/or don’t mind being spoiled for important plot points.

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One Punch Man OVA “The Disciple Who’s a Poor Talker”: Genos’ keys

After watching the new OVA of the One Punch Man specials series I realized something. Remember how when Genos got the keys from Saitama and mentioned to the mafia boss how they were IMPORTANT to him? I’m pretty sure this is supposed to be a direct parallel to Saitama’s suit story in the first OVA “Road to Hero”. Saitama was given something that he felt was special to him and now Genos probably considers the apartment keys precious in the same way (maybe with even stronger feelings).

It’s adorable because the writers keep finding ways to give an evenly balanced relationship between the two (romantic/platonic) that feels so genuine…And now I ship them more than ever…Dear god this episode

Episode / Character Analysis: Agents of SHIELD, "The Beginning of the End" / Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons

An analysis of the season one finale, through the lens of a character analysis.

Part 1 - Grant Ward
Part 2 - Skye
Part 3 - Phil Coulson
Part 4 - Melinda May

Part 5 focuses on Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons. 

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anonymous asked:

Am I the only one who thinks that Robin looks devastated at the end of his confrontation with Regina because he's (selfishly) terrified that she's giving up on him? Because even if he was ready to follow his honor and accept that they'd never be together, he still had hope. And now Regina's words are like shattering that hope. And his face kind of parallels Regina's face when they were talking on the couch in episode 4x01?

I read his face as a few things:

+He’s upset they haven’t found a way to help Marian.

+He’s horrified by what he’s doing to Regina, and by the fact that she can’t even look at him and he knows it’s his fault.

+He’s realizing that if he wants to stay with his wife he has to let Marian go (not only literally–he can’t have both of them emotionally), and because he wasn’t thinking too clearly before, he’s realizing that means no more talking to Regina, no more contact with Regina at all, because that’s her right, and that terrifies him.

+He doesn't want to forget her and he’s fighting the impulse to touch her or say something else.

+He’s even more in love with her, watching her give up her own happiness so that he can have what she thinks is his, and that paradoxically makes the very thing she’s trying to get him to do even harder. And he’s horrified that this woman who’s had such a hard time finding happiness her entire life is giving some of it up because of him, when he promised himself he would be the one to protect her from more pain.

I really hope I'm wrong but...

I think the phone message is gone. Either deleted or magically vanished. Why?

Because to parallel the situation that Elsa and Anna were put in by the Snow Queen, Emma would have to believe in Killian with nothing more than the love she has for him. Elsa realized that Anna would never say such things to her unless her free will had been magically fucked with and she knew that because SHE KNOWS HER SISTER. She knows Anna and loves her with her whole heart.

Now we have Killian in a situation where HIS free will is taken by Rumple. Rumple’s gonna make him do terrible things because Rumple loves a side of torture with his evil. Rumple may even try to force Killian to hurt Emma, just like the Snow Queen did with Anna. 

It’s too easy if Emma gets the voicemail. Then she’ll just know that Rumple’s shady and charge in to the rescue. But to be forced to see a Killian she doesn’t know and just KNOW that he’s not himself, that he would NEVER willingly hurt her and save him anyway? That’s powerful. That’s the stuff of True Love. And remember Elsa told Anna that she loved her right before she got sucked into the urn.

I think this is totally a setup for a similar situation with CS and maybe Emma finally expressly telling Killian how she feels. Cuz we know how Killian feels. Emma’s feelings have been the ones we’ve been wondering about. And Killian has too. And he’ll finally get the answer to David’s question in the EF. That Emma WOULD go to the same lengths for him as he would for her.

But yeah, I think the Rumple/Killian and Emma/SQ stories are gonna be separate, but parallel each other.

anonymous asked:

What (things) made you realize that Mika and Yuu were more than platonic/familial?

I actually started to realize it after the battle of Shinjuku. At first I saw it in Mika’s character, that his love for Yuu was a lot stronger than platonic. Meaning that he literarily only stayed alive because he knew Yuu was alive. He refused to make friendships, he refused to find any sort of happiness in his situation—he was simply living for Yuu. On top of that, for a presumed emotionless being, the mere thought of Yuu brought him tenderness, but also pain.

When Mika actually sees Yuu, he’s mostly blushing. And the way he looks at him is a lot more complex than a brother.

Yuu basically crushed the idea of any romantic relationships (that girl from the beginning + shinoa and mitsuba), because he was so hooked on Mika. Everything Yuu did was for Mika, even before he knew Mika was still alive, the thought of Mika was enough to give him that love, familial/romantic, he needed. He literally saw no use for romance because of Mika.

And I mean, in both blood sucking chapter and the recent episode, I think the way they hold each other, look at each other, and talk to each other simply implies that there is something more than brotherly love.

I feel that whole scene was paralleled to a wedding. Mika and Yuu were basically giving their vows to one another, and it just seemed so perfect.

So tl:dr, I started to realize they were more than platonic when I saw just how they interacted, and reacted towards other people. In the end, romantic relationships or even happiness didn’t matter, not as much as they mattered to each other, dead or alive.

Plus, I believe that mikayuu is actually a good example of familial love. Two married people not only share a romantic relationship, but they’re also family. So when I think of mikayuu=familial love, I think in a sense that they also feel romantic feelings towards each other.