anyways! self identified queers who are completely removed from the realities of homophobia in their daily lives but like to brag about how kweer they are amongst liberals will always be boring and irrelevant in comparison to me, a humble lesbian!
I get that a lot of people really like the “we need to consider the consequences of science” theme in fiction, and I do as well.
However, I get very uncomfortable that innovation that can be twisted into something evil, must necessarily and inherently be evil.
Fitz did not create The Framework. He created a Virtual Reality training exercise, in order to help train new agents without anyone getting hurt. (Which, as far as I recall, was an approved and sanctioned SHIELD project that Jemma knew about and liked.) And we currently have Virtual Reality technology that exists in our world, and as I understand people are using it for all kinds of really good things:
helping terminal patients get to do things on their bucket list
help people terrified of flying disconnect from the world
create beautiful fictional worlds for people to immerse themselves in as a way to enjoy their time (just a step above 3D movies??)
possibly teaching first responders how to deal with really traumatic situations
And those are just current applications that people are trying to improve and develop. There are TONS more applications that involve HELPING and improving people’s lives. Because you can potentially create an evil Matrix with virtual reality doesn’t mean the technology is inherently evil.
If I recall correctly, Fitz’ job in SHIELD is to keep creating things that protect SHIELD agents and improve the way that SHIELD runs. Nobody complains about the containment module he created to help protect Inhumans? Or any of the other countless things he’s invented to help SHIELD? (Even though I’m certain if someone thought hard enough, they would be able to find an evil version of all of those.) The reason Radcliffe was able to build AIDA is because Fitz developed a realistic prosthetic hand for Coulson to improve his life. Should he not have done that?
Yes, of course, it’s important to consider the consequences of the technology you create. But blaming a character for having someone else completely make a new, evil version of their technology with a mystical evil book that didn’t exist when the character made that technology is a bit far-fetched.
They were all around you. You saw their faces, their moves. Their breath tickled your neck and you moved, covering yourself with a thick blanket. You were shivering from fear, unable to control your body and mind.
Their touch was all over your body, they surrounded you like a fire, not letting you run away. They held you in place, making you squirm in panic.
The door opened.
♛ Ayato ♛
- Oi, Chichinashi, what are you… - He stared at you for a moment, genuinely concerned, as you thrashed around. - Hey, stop it! - He came to your bed and pinned you down.
You screamed, starting to struggle even more, not aware it was him that was holding you yet.
- Stop it, I said! Calm fucking down!
You blinked, realizing what happened.
- T-they… - you mumbled incoherently. - T-they were here…
- What…? - Ayato narrowed his eyes, obviously not understanding anything.
- D-didn’t you see them…? T-they were h-here… They-
- Shut up already - he growled at you. - There was no a single person and you were squirming for no reason. What’s wrong with you?!
You curled up, escaping his gaze. Your eyes watered as you sobbed quietly.
- I-I don’t know…
He sighed, letting go of your wrists and sitting up.
- I don’t get it at all. Just… don’t do this again, or I will have to sit with you all night long… and you know what it means. - He smirked at your flustered face and without another word, left the room, leaving the door slightly open.
♟ Kanato ♟
- Can’t you shut up?! - he growled at you, looking at your squirming frame. He was annoyed, it was clear, and he knew that it was because of your actions. They woke him up from his slumber.
He approached you and stared in silence at your body, narrowing his eyes as he couldn’t be aware of what was going on inside your head.
You cried out and he nuzzled his face into Teddy’s artificial fur.
- Annoying, isn’t she…? - he mumbled. - On the other hand… she seems to be so scared… - He chuckled lowly. - I don’t dislike it… Hey, doll. - He grabbed your arm and pulled you up harshly. You almost screamed and he let go of you - so you fell onto the cold floor, looking around. - Huh, you’re not scared anymore? What a shame…
- K-Kanato…? - You looked up, your eyes watered. - Y-you’re here…
- Of course I’m here. You woke me up, you trash - he grumbled. - Shouldn’t I punish you for this?
- B-but… T-there were… I-I saw them… - you started to murmur quietly. - I-I saw…
Kanato narrowed his eyes and then smirked down at you.
- Of course, there were a lot of people’s souls. The ones that died here. Did you see them? Well… Maybe you’ll see them again, we’ll see… Now, come with me… - He grabbed your wrist. - It’ll be a long night for you, doll…
♞ Laito ♞
- Bitch-chaaan~? - Laito yawned, walking into your room, and then stared at you for a few minutes, curious if you’d see him. - Are you dreaming… some nightmare…? - he wondered, but when he came closer, he realized that you’re not sleeping. You weren’t fully counscious either though. You looked as if were fighting with something, yet he didn’t see anything that could possibly make you as scared as you were.
You pushed something away from yourself and got up quickly, in the next moment falling to the floor.
Laito chuckled shortly and you looked up, now realizing that he observes you.
- Is my Bitch-chan having delusions~? Maybe she’s not sleeping properly as she was told to~? Ahh, what can we do now~?
- L-Laito… - You gulped and looked around. The monsters disappeared, leaving you two completely alone. You sighed with relief. And then you realized that the worst of the monsters was standing in front of you, smirking devilishly.
- Ne, Bitch-chan… It had to be dreadful, shouldn’t I… comfort you somehow~? - He stalked closer and raised your chin, looking straight into your eyes. - Don’t be so scared… You’re safe with me, you know~? Nothing will hurt you… more than I could.
♝ Reiji ♝
- What are you doing…
He glared at you, not moving from his spot, just staring at your squirming form. You heard his voice and fought harder, trying to wriggle away and run to him.
You hoped that he’d help you, protect you, or at least say that the ghosts weren’t real - you really wanted them to not actually exist, but how a not-existing thing could hurt you so badly…? How could it touch you, hold you in place, hit you as it did?
But Reiji just stared at you, for a while probably enjoying your fear, even if he wasn’t the one to cause it. That’s - probably - why he got bored of it so easily.
- Stand up - he said sternly.
- I… c-can’t… - you cried, already losing your strength.
- It’s an order. Stand up or you will be punished.
You fought. You really tried. But it was all too strong.
But as soon as he made a single step towards you, everything vanished. You sighed deeply in relief, staring weakly at the boy. Your heart thumped in your chest when you realized that you didn’t do as he told you to.
And his stern face and cold glare proved that he didn’t like it.
♚ Shu ♚
He instantly knew that something was off. He - obviously - couldn’t see nor hear all the creatures, but as soon as he entered your room, he could hear your heart skipping and the smell your boiling blood reached his senses.
He closed his eyes for a moment, but it was all too noisy.
- Stop it - he said in quiet, but demanding voice. When he came closer, you instantly started to calm down, the surreal creatures disappearing one by one.
And when the last of them disappeared, you saw the vampire hoovering over you, staring at you intently.
- Are you scared? - he asked, but his voice was so indifferent. You curled up, still trembling from what you’ve just came through. To your surprise, Shu smirked. - There, there - he said mockingly. - You want me to comfort you? Or maybe you did all this scene to gather my attention? Well, you succeed.
He climbed onto the bed, pinning you down in an second.
- But you’ll pay for it, so brace yourself.
♜ Subaru ♜
- Hey, what the hell are you doing?!
Subaru’s sharp voice made you instantly come back to reality. You sat up, curling up a bit as your breath hitched.
- S-Subaru… - you whined softly and got up, running to him and wrapping arms around him. You were trembling, which only confused him more.
- O-oi, what are you…
- I-I was so scared… - you cried quietly. The boy was taken aback.
- You had… a nightmare?
- I-I don’t know…
He frowned, but didn’t say anything more. It was a bit awkward, but he eventualy placed his hand on top of your head in a calming, comforting manner.
last video before I go back to school! I pretty much made this entirely for myself to watch if I’m stressed and need to relax, so if anyone else enjoys it that’ll be extra cool. see you guys in a few months!