Just a quick one-shot I slammed out minutes before I had to go to work. It’s raw because I didn’t have time to edit it.
Enjoy a story from Vegeta’s POV about his thoughts after his sweet princess was born!
I had actually managed to train for a couple of hours, but I couldn’t concentrate. After the third time of being grazed by one of those damned lasers, I finally gave up. Even in the shower I stared at the white tiles, only seeing Bulma’s face. I had never seen her in so much pain before, but I hadn’t really been frightened so much as awed. She was fighting. It was a battle that her own body was pushing her through. But she had went with it, knowing that this pain served a purpose. I’ve been proud of her before; she is brilliant, and the ki I feel from her spirit burns bright with a different kind of power that I had never known before her. But this. Giving birth to our second child. This was something I had not been ready for.
honestly my biggest pet peeve in fic AND in canon is everyone forgetting that kara is more than just a musclehead with the emotional range of a puppy and is actually a refugee, with her entire culture and language and religion wiped out, everyone she’s ever met dead, not simply a human with powers but a Kryptonian, always.
Who comes from a family of universe-renowned scientists, and was considered a genius by the standards of the extremely technologically advanced society that aren’t simply american humans in a few thousand years but people who probably have very different brains–along with also being created via the Codex and genetic manipulation (so it’s probably phased out any junk DNA, or vestigial structures–so, Kara probably doesn’t actually have an appendix or wisdom teeth tbh). If Kara had actually lived her life on Krypton, there’s a very high chance she would have went into the Science guild tbh
Really, imagine if you had gone through the equivalent of a rigorous phD program, and then all of a sudden put in a kindergarten science class. In the comics Kara was about to become the youngest person on the Kryptonian science counsel, ever
Yeah, of course Kara’s going to be bored with Earth level science, those science fairs that Alex dragged her along to are, to her, probably rudimentary at best, wildly off the mark at worst (and really–she’s been told to keep hidden. Genius children make news, genius children are noticed. Alex probably had a bit more leeway as the daughter of two world renowned scientists, already noticed by her teachers to be gifted but kara’s already the new adopted kid with the funny accent and mannerisms in a small town. That would be the exact opposite of laying low).
Lena’s probably a better tactician than Kara–a life as a Luthor would be a constant practice in tactics, long term planning. She’s definitely a brilliant scientist, but out of the two of them? Kara’s probably better.
And honestly? Lena realizing just how brilliant Kara really is, a fully fleshed three dimensional character, would be such a better story than just pretending that kara is an idiot with maybe 3 emotions.
Part of what makes Kara such a compelling character is that she’s been through so much, has so much anger and rage and sorrow but still manages to be a light and inspiration for others, intelligent, someone with a gift with words, a genius–someone who thinks of herself–Kara Zor-El, the powerless Kryptonian–as ordinary, someone not yet worthwhile, but she wants to be. She defeated Myriad through her words, through her sincerity and optimism, simply as herself. As Astra said, Kara “has the heart of a hero,” regardless of powers.Her heart is what makes her a hero.
tl;dr: kara is more than just a “puppy” who is incapable of intelligent thought
I went through so much stress and periods of strife. I would have panic attacks… I literally always had a stomach ache. And I was a control freak and I couldn’t anticipate what was going to happen in a given situation, so I’d be like, ’Maybe I’m going to get sick’… It’s kind of remarkable. I just grew out of it, but that’s not to say I don’t get worried.
She was like a star. Small but brilliant. Content to live out her days as she was designed to: shining in her appointed position in the night sky. But oh, if someone would just notice her beauty!
To that single person, she would shimmer all the more. but as they say, beautiful things don’t ask for attention.
see I watched Avatar before I turned fourteen, so I never realized just how YOUNG fourteen is. Now I realize how fucked UP it is for a fourteen year old girl to be manipulating, threatening, and killing people.
Like she’s this brilliant little political strategist, she’s blackmailing and lying to people and starting coups and she’s powerful and talented…
But she’s also really, really fucked up, like, remember when you were fourteen?
You were just a kid, really, you just started high school, you had acne and you said painfully embarrassing things and watched anime.
What was Azula doing?
Well argue that she’s evil, but she wasn’t born like that.
She was made that way.
Unlike Zuko, her personality took their father’s bullshit the OPPOSITE way.
She became what daddy wanted and that made her want his approval more than anything and guess what that brought her?
Misery and mental instability and the inability to connect to others.
Now Zuko’s character development is the greatest development ever written.
But hers is damn close because they HIT THE SAME POINT but Zuko hit it and realized oh shit…my dad sucks.
And Azula hit it and thought I need to become better. I need to become perfect. I’m the problem not daddy.
But she could never be perfect, you see, the world doesn’t go according to your plans, and your father doesn’t love you and won’t, because he’s using you as a pawn and your BROTHER realized this before you.
Your brother decided he wouldn’t be your father’s tool anymore.
I think one of the greatest scenes was when Azula was mangling her own hair.
Like that scene where she imagines her mother…
Earlier she had said “my own mother thought I was a monster” and then looked solemn…but light heartedly brushing it off by saying “she was right of course.”
But that always seemed to me like a quick cover.
Like me when I say “so I’m complete scum…how’s your day?”
You laugh off the things that hurt most.
Maybe she thought her mother hated her because she acted like her father.
Maybe she grew to resent her mother because she loved Zuko more for his compassion and the fact that they were probably more alike than she and her father.
It’s kinda common, actually, for a parent to be more fond of the child that more closely resembles them, it’s an ego thing.
Maybe she subconsciously knew that her father was more like her, but that he doesn’t truly love ANYONE cuz he’s an ass, and she told herself that his approval was enough.
But she didn’t get AFFECTION from him like Zuko got from their mother.
So in that scene where she sees her mother being affectionate but mocking as she tells her she looks lovely, maybe that’s all of her insecurities come back to haunt her.
Avatar is amazing.
Azula being 14 and THIS FUCKED UP.
Like incredible, you will never hate a villain more than Ozai.
He fucked up nations and fucked up his own family, and by all rights Aang should’ve killed him, like you wanted that to happen…but then he doesn’t.
And you realize Aang is a damn monk and all of these people, even if they can’t be saved, deserve compassion.
Azula, I believe, was saved. Zuko had more compassion for her, as he always did, than she ever had for him, but in a way, it’s really not her fault.
I’m already sick of fucking johnlock shippers after this episode.
Like I get it, I ship johnlock too, but can we fucking chill for five minutes??
Like John literally just lost his damn wife, the woman he loves?? The woman who Sherlock cared so much about??? Can everything not be about johnlock??? For five?? fucking?? minutes???
I loved Mary. I think she was brilliant. She’s the most progressive Mary Watson I’ve ever seen on-screen. She was intelligent to the point of being on par with Sherlock, she was fucking kickass, she was loving, she accepted Sherlock instantly for all his flaws even when he was a dick - when even John constantly complained and moaned about Sherlock’s habits - she was a 3D, fully-rounded, beautifully developed independent woman who just wanted to live in peace, and she got fucking killed off for Drama.
Fuck me. Fuck Moffat for killing off Mary Watson. Fuck them for killing one of most kickass women in this damn show. Now I’m stuck with only Molly and Mrs Hudson, who are awesome in their own rights, but dammit Mary was the best of them. I hope we get more scenes with Molly totally schooling Sherlock and proving to be on the same level as him because I need more kickass women on this show!
People being like “oh she didn’t love him as much as Sherlock that’s why she didn’t survive” and “oh now johnlock can be canon” can you please just? not?
Like ship what you want I’d never want to stop you, but it’s like no one’s talking about what happened in the show and how it’s affecting the actual characters. It’s just all about the ship, and how Mary was in the way of the ship. Like she’s not a freaking obstacle! She’s not a plot device!
I started out watching Sherlock shipping johnlock so hardcore I thought I’d hate Mary when she was introduced, but I loved her. I love all the relationships in this show so much, they mean so much more than cliche boring romantic ships. Sherlock’s friendship with Mary, John and Sherlock’s bond, how much John and Mary truly loved each other (you think it’s easy finding out your wife is a former assassin and just letting that go?) Sherlock’s beautiful relationship with his brother, Mrs Hudson’s love for everyone she meets, Molly’s friendship with Sherlock and John, just everything is beautiful! It’s not just about johnlock!
Can we please just appreciate the character that Mary Watson was, and appreciate what her loss has done to these characters, instead of making everything about johnlock the second she’s dead?
Even if you didn’t like Mary, she doesn’t deserve to be treated like a plot device and an obstacle for your damn ship.
i am still thinking about how River Song is married to 428 different people, “one for each gender”. she’s pansexual, polyamorous, absolutely badass, intelligent, rules her own life, goes on adventures, is endlessly amazing and epic and i love her a lot