but this is what i get for making her watch the show

anonymous asked:

I'd just like to say that as an older fan of the series, in my late-20s, I've never had as much fun watching nor been this emotionally invested in any show than Star Vs. How often do you guys share your life experiences with these characters when making the episodes?

Hey, thank you! I love that this show can transcend “age groups” and entertain anybody of any age. On a board-driven show we are given a lot of opportunities to insert our own life experiences into the boards, but it might be hard to pin down what that is, exactly. It could be the way a character wears their towel. Or the way they lean on a corner. A lot of it is just the way characters act! If you notice that Star acts a little more subdued in one episode and a little more wacky in another, it could be that those were the effect of two different people drawing her and acting with the way they would act in that situation. You kind of get a little glimpse into an artist’s way of life sometimes–but it’s interesting, because almost every panel is a collaboration between multiple artists (board artists, revisionists, and directors, plus more artists and writers in other departments) so it can become this funny mix of a lot of artistic points of view, and somewhere in there is where the magic can happen and the characters begin to be believable and alive as their own, unique person, with their own life experiences. I think that’s where we as audience members become invested, too. Now they feel real, and we want to know what happens to them and if they’ll be okay.

I just want to talk about this. I see So Many backhanded compliments to The New Crystal Gems saying like, “it’s nice to have some realistic Lapis and Peridot interaction without Lauren Zuke’s shitty writing cramming the ship down our throat” or something like that, and, like, it was not bad writing?? It was not out of character or anything. As somebody trying to recover from depression, I found that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to surround yourself with positivity and go through the motions, and even if you don’t feel anything, you don’t feel bad, and you start to get better, and that is very clearly what Lapis is trying to do. She’s just riding the wave of Peridot’s genuine excitement of exploring every intellectual inch of life she never even knew existed before and, sort of hoping that if she plays along, some of that happiness may rub off on her. She’s watching her Earth show, making meep morps with her, helping her decorate the barn, even making music with her, and she smiles. There are moments where Lapis just smiles, and that’s her trying. I love the toilet meep morp scene in particular, because during this scene, the same dark ominous music that always plays when Lapis uses her water abilities plays, but what she’s using them for isn’t something out of rage or desperation, she’s funneling that same power she only ever associated with negative things into something silly and pointless that Peridot thinks is beautiful and makes her excited. This is Lapis healing. Peridot is the medium by which Lapis is healing herself, and that is beautiful writing.

My mothers reaction to episode 1 and 2

“Why is he crying… no child you did your best don’t be upset I’m sure your mother will be proud”

“What a terrible mother not encouraging her child”

“Oh my….I like the silver haired man”

“Why don’t we ever make pork cutlets *yells to my father* Joseph can we have some

“oh lord That silver haired man being naked…I think I’ll like this show”

“They shouldn’t be calling him piggy that’s cruel”

“Wait they are both named Yuri?”

“Why are they calling him Yurio?”

“I don’t like that blonde one, he’s stepping on that sweet young man”

“Tell me everything about you, oh my….I like where this is going”

*grabs my hand “they end up together right?…..why won’t you tell me”

“We are getting up to watch episode three tomorrow”

i get that we all love malec and its the reason most of us even watch this show but i see so many of u talking about the homophobic aspects of the last ep but there was also so much racism some of it subtle and some of it not like

-the izzy storyline which was so blatantly racist it actually makes me sick

-the fact that maia and simons date was mostly about clary (a white girl) and her feelings more than maias

- the way cleophas’ storyline is going and her siding w/ valentine

-the way luke is treated in general but esp how valentine had the upper hand during their fight

-and the way magnus’ feelings are ignored and he barely gets any screentime to explore his character w/out alec 

so what im saying is if you guys wanna watch the show and criticize it when its homophobic you should also talk about how extremely racist its getting w every new episode

Give me modern au (adopted) teen Cosette having loads of self-esteem issues

Give me teen Cosette being so shy she perpetually hides her face in a scarf and nervously plays with her hair whenever she can’t do so, never looking directly someone in the eyes to avoid seeing mockery in them

Give me teen Cosette who can only find flaws in her appearance - she’s too skinny, too pale, with too many dark circles under her eye, the brace doesn’t suit her- no matter what her totally enamoured and loving papa says

Give me teen Cosette not having many friends because of this but still being polite and kind and generous with everyone

Give me growing up Cosette who start getting tired of this and sick of being afraid of being herself and showing herself for what she is and what she looks like

Cosette who starts watching make up tutorials on youtube and becomes very good at make up herself  (”No papa, my smile isn’t the only make up I need”)

Cosette who’s still unsure of herself but fake it till you make it, am I right?

Give me Cosette who after some time finally gathers the strength to show up at those “les amis de l'abc” meetings she always heard of and never had the courage to attend

Cosette who introduce herself with such conviction (daring anyone in the small crowd of strangers not to take her seriously) and yet grace that someone shouts “wow Enjolras why didn’t you tell us you had a twin”

Enjolras being dubious about her at first but immediately regretting it the moment he hears her talking about equality and feminism and glass ceiling (“I’M SO SORRY THAT’S SO HYPOCRITICAL OF ME DOUBTING SOMEONE FOR BEING GOOD-LOOKING”)

Cosette that gradually grows to be so comfortable around these kind and totally crazy people that she even manages to show herself without make up (and is still obviously gorgeous ) (her papa cries a little when he sees her go out like that so confidently but shh don’t tell that to anyone)

Give me growingly-confident Cosette gradually revealing her sunny and kind but also mischievous personality to her friends

Give me Cosette who doesn’t take anyone shit anymore and doesn’t allow anyone to walk over her or her friends

young shy Cosette growing up to slay (✿◠‿◠)  (✿◠‿◠)  (✿◠‿◠)

Cartoons and Colorism

Okay so I am not really a huge fan of winx (i used to love the show back in in the early 2000′s but anyway. I was watching their new series World of winx and I noticed something about Aisha. In older series she looked like this.

Now she looks like this ….

In this image she is the second girl on the left 

This one is apparently a promotional poster 

*she’s the second one on top :| ………

It not like they couldn’t make her darker as there are random darker skinned characters….

She seems to have been desaturated - and yes it could be argued that I am being a bit petty - but I don’t get why they chose to do this, and in some series her skin tone has changed. 


 - but then again this is what they did to Flora.

Before 

After

I just don’t really know what to say - but animation companies need to stop this. I hope its just them being inconsistent with coloring :| …

To be honest not too many people watch winx club so its not really a huge deal I just wanted to make this observation

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연애담 (Our Love Story) 2016

This indie film is a must watch! The film shows the journey of the relationship of two women. Yoon Ju, an art student and Ji Soo, a bartender. It’s a very realistic simple love story and i love it for it! It’s not overly dramatic, and just shows a lesbian relationship in modern day Seoul as real as it gets. 

What makes me watch this film over and over again is the dynamic of the two leads, their curious glances, subtle smiles, and as their relationship progresses, you can naturally feel it too. How their love starts with a burning desire for each other and then gradually fades away as they become distant in a literal sense as Ji Soo had to move away to live with her father again. It’s like watching a real love story not a film. It made me curious to the point that it made me ask questions like, could it have been all real? That’s how great they were. Plus I have a crush on the actress playing Ji Soo hahha she’s so beautiful.

Seriously, this film deserves all the attention! It’s currently my fave lesbian film released this year, beating The Handmaiden. I just really love how real and simple this film is. 

Carry On Countdown // Day ten {December 2nd} // Youtuber AU

carry on cast + youtube, my personal hc/au (?????)(it’s post canon but also au anna why do u always have to make things complicated idfk)

  • okay so i think it would all start with agatha
  • she would start a youtube channel with one of her friends in california
  • it’s like all aesthetically pleasing beautify + life style blog. 
  • picture make-up/ hair/ nails/ idek videos but also baking videos, house/apartment tours anything hauls. 
  • the kiddo’s over in london would start watching her, first just because it’s nice to see what agatha’s up to in ca, but they get low-key addicted to her channel because her video’s are just so nice and the aesthetic is on point.
  • i feel like baz would get hardcore addicted. like he’d love all her video’s and would literally text her about the nice clothes she showed in her haul and stuff like that. (such bonding)
  • simon would try out recipes from her baking videos and sent agatha pictures of the results and aah it’s just all so cute and nice. 
  • penny enjoys the make-up vids way more than she likes to admit.
  • anyways, baz is so into agatha’s channel and just the entire youtube thing that he’s thinking of starting one of his own
  • agatha finally convinces him to just start one and see how it’ll go. 
  • so he starts one but gets lost quite quickly because he doesn’t know what to make video’s about
  • his first video is a clothing haul and like, he does enjoy doing it, but his heart just isn’t fully in it.
  • so he makes like one meh video every 2 months, not really knowing what he’s doing until he decides that he needs to rearrange some stuff here.
  • baz starts daily vlogging.
  • lbr baz can talk a lot and just is such a snarky person. imagine him filming his day with his witty comments on the things that happen. 
  • penny and simon find it stressful at first because they always need to be sure baz doesn’t accidentally film simon’s wings/tail or penny using magic or something.
  • but like they get used to it and baz is just having a lot of fun. 
  • he notices that, because he’s filming his everyday life, he gets more out of his way to do more new stuff to make the vlogs as entertaining as possible. and it just somehow makes him more excited about just living life if that makes sense. somehow it becomes this whole therapeutic thing for him. 
  • simon and penny appear a lot in his vlogs. baz’ viewers live for sassy conversations and discussions between penny and baz. and penny has no problem with being on camera.
  • for simon it takes some time to get comfortable with speaking in front of a camera. he’s not a talkative person so this whole vlogging thing is just ???¿¿?¿?????¿? to him, but baz’ viewers find simon cute and nice.
  • baz and simon never really said anything about their relationship on baz’ channel and they don’t really act like they’re in a relationship in front of the camera. (they’re just normal them in front of the camara, but no pda stuff) so the viewers don’t really know about their relationship
  • though……after some time the viewers start to suspect things because of the way the boys sometimes look at each other and stuff.
  • sO that’s how the ship SNAZ comes about ((yes, baz’ viewers do choose the cool ship name))
  • once the shipping starts baz’ channel really starts to grow (because lbr that’s how a lot of those things work in the world of fandoms. sorry.)
  • simon and baz start to notice how baz’ viewers are shipping them and like, posting edits and fanfiction of them on the social media and they think it’s great. 
  • simon and baz are very amused by the shippers and start to act a tiny bit more pda on camera. just to make the viewers flip their shit
  • like simon will shortly rest his head on baz’ shoulder or baz brushing smudged chocolate from simon’s chin on camera and giving simon an Intense Look™ that u don’t give to ‘just friends’ ppl
  • the snaz fandom is dying. leGIT DYING 
  • the “THEY’RE BASICALLY CANON. THEY’RE DATING OK. LOOK AT THEM. THIS IS NOT JUST A FRIENDSHIP. diD YoU SEe tHAT” dying. 
  • simon and baz are just dying of laughter. 
  • but then the fights start on social media
  • the ‘you should say all this stuff because it’ll make simon and baz uncomfortable and i’ll ruin their friendship’ drama.
  • simon and baz see all this unfold on social media and just face palm.
  • they’re like “should we just tell them that we’re dating?”
  • they don’t want to be forced to be open about their relationship online just because people are fighting about it, but at the same time they never really wanted to hide it either. they didn’t even feel like they were purposefully hiding it.
  • it was just that at first they didn’t do pda stuff in front of a camera because simon didn’t feel fully comfortable whilst being on camera and after that it just kinda became a silent rule that they didn’t do pda stuff on camera.
  • but they never actually cared about if people knew about their relationship or not so…..
  • one day baz just starts his daily vlog whilst still being in bed, barely woken up, and you can see simon next to him in bed in the background. 
  • once that vlog is up everyone DIES
  • but the Not Shippers are just like “nono baz was just sleeping over at simon’s and penny’s it’s totally normal for them to sleep in the same bed”
  • simon and baz: *sigh*
  • second attempt of Exposing™ (not actually on youtube): baz posting a picture on instagram roses with the caption “buying flowers for my special boy @~simons ig~”
  • people die again, but still there are people like “special boy as in Special Good Friend” 
  • simon and baz are ready to cry
  • so is the snaz fandom
  • so. next vlog. there’s baz and simon in the same bed again. there’s baz calling simon “love” and there’s baz just talking to the camera about something that happened (idk, him rambling about a film he just saw with simon?) whilst simon is sitting next to him with his head resting on baz’s shoulder.
  • the entire snaz fandom is crying happy tears and feeling blessed and thanking baz for bringing this level of adorableness into their lives.
  • bUT STILL
  • there are idiots tweeting. “no baz isn’t dating simon u stupid fangirls”
  • and baz being so done just tweets back. “sorry sir/madam but simon snow, cute kid, crazy hair, is in fact my boyfriend who i have been happily dating for some time now. gnight.” 
  • and the whole snaz fandom just explodes. 
  • snaz is real ya’ll 
  • (((also later, when snaz is big™ they’ll bring out sweaters and beanies with the words ‘snazzy’ on it and it’s great)))
  • ((((also also. in an interview: “so, baz, since many big youtubers are brining out a book as well?” baz: “yes. it’s called twilight. it’s out september 6th 2006.” interviewer: ???¿????¿¿?¿??))))

later that night. post 6x06 fic. no major trigger warnings apply.

“I did do the same thing,” Emma says into the darkness of their bedroom.

Killian mumbles a sleepy, “Pardon?”

She feels a little bad. He’d clearly been about to fall asleep and he’s had a long day, but she’s been staring up at their ceiling with a churning need to talk in her gut for the last half an hour. “What you said earlier. About the shears. You couldn’t get rid of them, even though you thought using them would make me hate you.”

“Aye,” he responds, sounding a bit more coherent.

“I did almost the exact same thing to you in Camelot.”

He sucks in a quick breath. She can tell he’s fully awake now. “When you asked me to get rid of them,” he says, “I just kept hearing you in my head saying that you would be willing to pay the price of your magic. That you’d be willing to die.”

There’s a long pause, and Emma is holding her breath. Her eyes studiously trace the flawless ceiling. She almost wishes there were a crack or something, something she could think about fixing instead of focusing on his silence, on her visions, on her impending–

He finally says, “I forgave you for turning me into–into that. But I don’t think I truly understood why you did it until you asked me to get rid of those shears.”

It’s Emma’s turn to gasp quietly. She turns on her side to face him, only to find him already in the same position. She bites her lip. “You didn’t use them on me against my will.”

He can clearly see where her thoughts are going. “Hey,” he says, his hookless arm curling over her waist and pulling her a bit closer so their legs can tangle together and she can feel his breath fluttering across her face. “Forgiveness, remember?“

She sighs, closing her eyes against the intensity of his stare. “I’m not mad that you kept them.” She opens her eyes again, “I’m almost… I’m kind of disappointed you didn’t keep them, honestly.”

He looks confused. “I don’t understand, I thought…”

“I know, and I thought… I thought I could just pay the price. I just didn’t… I didn’t think too hard about actually doing it. I was so focused on getting rid of the visions and my hand shaking and getting my magic back under control that I stopped thinking about actually dying.”

“We’re not going to let that happen, shears or not,” he reminds her, and it makes her smile.

“I know that we’re going to do everything in our power to stop it,” she says, “but what if it’s beyond us? What if the shears are the only way to stop it?”

“We can’t know that.”

She swallows, embarrassed because she feels her eyes burning when she says, “But I’m afraid. I don’t want to die,” Her voice is thready, wavering. In the barely-there light, she sees Killian soften, and he pulls her closer so that he can hug her with his other arm, his hand stroking through her hair.

His chin ends up on top of her head, and her face ends up against his chest. The shirt he’s wearing smells like their laundry detergent, and he smells like clean skin and men’s soap. It’s nice, and for a blinding moment, her fear snakes through her, gripping her like a vise because she could lose this. This future they both fought so hard for.

She realizes she’s quietly crying when she hears Killian saying something quietly above her. She can’t quite discern what it is, the sibilant words blending together and then she realizes he’s singing. It doesn’t sound like English, but it’s soothing and it causes the deepest warmth of love to fork through her so quickly she forgets to be afraid, even for a moment.

That moment of freedom makes the fear recede. Even if it isn’t gone

She wriggles herself enough that she can meet his eyes again. His hand is still playing with her hair and they’re pressed together from knee to chest.

There’s so many things she feels like she should say to him. So many things that she just wants him to hear in case they don’t succeed. But she won’t say them tonight, not when he’s feeding off the hope of her beautiful boy, her truest believer. She just wants to bask in that, not think about what might happen tomorrow or the next day.

“I love you,” she says.

He smiles, like he does whenever she says that. “I love you too, Swan. More than I can truly say.”

She has this happiness. It’s real. And she’s going to hold onto it as long as she possibly can.

Not My Specialty (dad!Tony x reader)

Request: Omg I hope I make it before closing! Could you do one w/ Tony Stark where he is the reader’s dad and she’s married to Steve. Her and Steve are expecting their first baby together but when he has to leave for a mission and she goes into labor, Tony comforts her throughout it until Steve shows up at the last second before it’s time for delivery? I just watched Father of the Bride Pt II and of course like the Marvel Trash I am, this is what I came up with. XD I’d like it super ultra fluffy pls! c:

“Okay, sweetheart, just don’t get that baby goo on the leather, okay?  It’s imported.” Tony said as gently but firmly as he could, keeping a tight hold on your hand while helping you into the passenger seat of his car. He wanted to call an ambulance to take you to the hospital once your contractions started, but you insisted that you had time for him to take you, much to his dismay.  As a first-time grandpa, he was almost as nervous as you were and he wasn’t exactly secure on his driving ability at the moment.  

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ok so recently me and my family went to see my nan, my welsh nan who lives down in the southern suburbs of london about an hour away, who i don’t often get to see

and so we’re like sitting around drinking coffee and talking about what tv shows we like to watch when nan makes the most awkward fucking statement possible

“I don’t watch much TV you see” she says. “The Queers are far too prominent in media these days”

and the entire time

the entire time

shes just. staring at my fucking shirt

glaring at my chest

my brother and parents fall quiet, thinking she’s staring at me, because I am The Gay Kid. I become The Elephant In The Room. they fear she’s picked me up on her gaydar, and I’m about to get it. they can’t see that she’s really glaring at my shirt, my shirt that she’s apparently decided is media depicting The Queers, and that I am silently trying not to lose my shit over it 

what shirt?

what fucking shirt was i wearing that could have prompted such a reaction?

this god fucking shirt. the shelter album art. i still cant fucking believe

Anybody notice where Jess is standing in this picture?

I’ve commented tangentially on this before, but I want to point it out very directly. First, think about the home in which Jess grew up…the one in which he “[didn’t] like any of the guys” his mom dated, but, as he put it, “She r e a l l y doesn’t care what I think. I’ve got 19 years of proof to back me up.” Want a glimpse of those years?

He watches her in his peripheral vision. She’s on the telephone, anxiety mounting. He knows before asking who was on the phone, and even if she doesn’t say so, he can tell that HE is on his way, and she’s scared, even though she doesn’t want to show it.

BEFORE HE GETS HERE, YOU SHOULD MAKE YOURSELF SCARCE. YOU KNOW HOW HE GETS. I WANT TO AVOID A FIGHT.

But there’s no way he’s leaving her to face him alone. When h e gets there, keep things light and casual. …Nope… H E ’ S MAD. Change of tactic. Just keep talking–keep h i s eyes on YOU–draw h i s fire while you casually step in front of her…between them– …That’s right, buddy, I’m your target, over here, if you’re gonna hit somebody it’s me, if you’re going to yell and scream at somebody, I’m right here, I caused all of this trouble, anything you don’t like about this situation? ALL ME.
Experimentation: An Excerpt

Just to show you guys I am actually still writing this….


She doesn’t want to think about being jealous, or toners, or how her stomach ties itself into notes whenever Chloe gets too close. How her father thought they were dating or what it all means.


She just wants to make it through the night with minimal stress and embarrassment. That’s it. Can’t she have that?


It’s not until she’s back downstairs waiting and then watching as Chloe descends the staircase like some newly-beautiful teenager from one of Jesse’s treasured teen romance flicks that she realises she’s definitely out of luck.


Because the first thing her brain tells her after conjuring that analogy is that it doesn’t work; Chloe’s always been beautiful.

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Creepypasta #1003: You're Not Really Alone

Each evening I sit on the roof facing into her bedroom window and watch.

Sometimes she brings someone home, and I don’t get jealous, I really don’t, I just feel sad. I’ve told myself I should just go, ring the doorbell, talk to her like a normal person. But I can’t. 

So instead, I spend my time trying to figure out what makes her tick, what excites her, or calms her down. I used to get a thrill out of it, but she’d go to sleep a hundred times, never once seeing me there outside her window. I realized that I wasn’t about to get caught. But I was still hooked on watching.

Then the same man kept showing up, at first every few nights, then every night. Then not at all.

I kept watching, waiting for him to come back into her room. I hadn’t seen them fight, but she hadn’t always come home either.

So I kept watching, waiting to see him again. When I did, he was walking towards me on the roof, looking directly at me.

So I looked back at him, and said, “She killed you too, huh?”

Credits to: 3sums

RFA Reacting To MC Ignoring Them To Binge Watch A Show

Note: I hope you guys enjoy this, I’m literally writing this because I’m binge watching stuff at the moment lmao.


Yoosung:

  • Understands because LOLOL
  • He’s probably curious of what it is
  • You of course let him watch it with you
  • Shame you were on the third season
  • He literally asks all the questions
  • “Who is he?”
  • “Why did they do that?”
  • “WHAT IS GOING ON???”
  • Eventually you just start all over again

Jaehee:

  • Understands because Zen musicals
  • She probably just accepts her fate
  • Makes your food and makes sure you eat it
  • Literally has to come in to make sure you sleep
  • She goes to work and comes back and you’re in the same place
  • “MC have you done anything today?”
  • The reply is a hum
  • She’s so concerned
  • Like she drags you to bed

Zen:

  • “Why watch that when I’m here???”
  • He’s so bothered by it
  • Like he gets to the point where he sits in front of the tv and you start complaining
  • He tries to be romantic and you just smack him away
  • He’s a massive baby about it
  • Eventually he comes over and just lays on you
  • You play with his hair and he calms down
  • Happy Zen + Quiet Zen = MC able to watch their program

Jumin:

  • Doesn’t get it
  • That guy has never had time for that so he’s just confused
  • He leaves you to it though when he sees you’re happy
  • He’s happy that you and Elly Elizabeth The 3rd are enjoying something together
  • He sits next to you and watches it for a bit
  • And like Yoosung
  • So many questions???
  • After a while of you shushing him, he gives up on ‘commoner’ television
  • “I never thought it was interesting anyway”
  • Poor baby just wants attention right now

Saeyoung:

  • He isn’t being ignored you’re watching it together
  • He loves this stuff as much as you
  • New episode of Game of Thrones? You bet you’re watching it together
  • This is probably what you guys consider one of the most intimate you guys say you do lol liars
  • You sit on his lap and just snuggle up together
  • Under the covers with your littler hot chocolates
  • It’s adorable okay
INSIDE INUYASHA’S HEAD

[Kagome is leaving]

Anger: SHE’S GOING BACK HOME? IMMA SHOW HER!
Fear: What if she doesn’t come back? What if she leaves us forever??
Joy: Now wait a minute, guys! Kagome always comes back.
Disgust: But did you see her getting all friendly with Koga there? Ugh!
Anger: Let me handle it!!
Fear: NO! You always make things worse!

[Kagome jumps down the well]

Sadness: You can go, guys. I’ll be here until she comes back *sighs*

Dude, Megamind is such a good movie. For starters, it’s really funny, but not in a way that puts anyone down or is offensive. It’s mostly just jokes about how Megamind doesn’t know how to pronounce words. Secondly, it’s got several great plot twists that make it super interesting and nonboring. Thirdly, it’s got the ultimate whiny baby menenist as its main antagonist. Hal/Titan is created by Megamind to be a hero, but when he’s rejected by his crush (a woman who he worked with and who has told him multiple times before that she’s not into him) he decides to be evil, because what’s the point of being good if he can’t get what he wants? He goes through the whole jealous, I’m-better-than-the-guy-she’s-seeing phase, and then he decides to just destroy the town because of her rejection. Later in the movie, while he’s in the midst of destroying things, she shows up and he says something like if you’ve changed your mind I don’t want you, and she doesn’t try to change his mind to stop him, she just says she’s going to fight him. Like, she doesn’t pretend to like him or try to be with him to save the city or anything, she just does her and tries to save the city in other ways. Also, this movie is really great in that they don’t say at all in any way that it’s her fault that he’s destroying the city and stuff. Aside from Titan saying that it’s her fault, everyone else is like no? it’s not her fault? And that’s great. Anyways, Megamind is a great movie and everyone should watch it.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I seen a few past post where you seem interested in the shipping of Super Girl and Lex Luther's Sister. Forgetting her name at the moment lol. However; I don't get why people ship them. They don't ooze sexual chemistry towards each other in the slightest when I watch the show. Clexa makes sense since they loved each other, but shipping two people who are straight seems odd to me. Especially when they don't even seem that into each other. What is your opinion?

Hello, I’m going to address this in parts. And I’m going emphasize the fact that this is how I feel and I don’t necessarily represent other supercorp shippers or anyone that ships a pairing that is non-canon or unpopular (though from what I’ve gathered, it’s not that unpopular of a ship?), these are just my feelings.

Okay, here we go. I hope you like reading essays.

1) “I [have] seen a few past post where you seem interested in the shipping of Supergirl and Lex Luther’s sister.” 

My friend, if you’ve only seen a few posts, you must be new here. In that case, welcome to this mess of a blog. 

2) “They don’t ooze sexual chemistry towards each other in the slightest when I watch the show.”

There’s a few words in this sentence that are prickly to me. The words “ooze sexual chemistry” implies that two characters, to be worth shipping, must look like they want to jump each other’s bones in every scene and must make it obvious to us, the viewers. You’re prefacing your argument with a suggestion that all ships must be inherently sexually based to be classified as a ship worth investing in. This tosses out the window any consideration for, say, romantic chemistry. The two aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, but interactions that suggest the latter can stem from an emotional connection which I, personally, see a lot of between Kara and Lena. 

Take, for instance, their first meeting: “I’m just a woman trying to make a name for herself outside her family. You understand that?” and we get a great reaction on behalf of Melissa Benoist where Supergirl is almost surprised that she would find herself agreeing with a Luthor and very much does, in fact, feel what Lena is feeling. 

That’s not nothing. Their individual associations with their family names is a huge part of both of their lives and this is likely the first time that they’ve ever met someone that can actually understand the way it feels to be trapped in that. Adding in the fact that both of their families have committed atrocities for what they believed to be the greater good, just further develops that understanding and connection. 

All of this isn’t to say that I don’t also see sexual chemistry between the two of them, because I definitely do, I’m just saying that that’s not the only thing I look for in a ship.

Originally posted by diver5ion

Those look like some pretty big heart eyes to me, anon.

3) “Clexa makes sense since they loved each other…”

Did they love each other from the very first interaction? On sight? Does this imply, anon, that you only ship pairings that very clearly communicate their love? Did you only ship Clexa at their very last scene where Clarke admitted she loved Lexa (thank you, Eliza Taylor)? Or are there some more subtle cues that you look for that allows you to form an opinion and say “aha, these two definitely like each other!”? 

A lot of people take the stance, (some of the writers too, if memory serves), that Clarke started falling in love with Lexa when she woke up on the forest floor to find Lexa watching over her. What was there, prior to that, that built up to this? There was communicating a mutual understanding (Clarke lost Finn, Lexa lost Costia). One protecting the other (Lexa stopping one of her warriors from killing Clarke, Clarke saving Lexa from the Pauna). But they also had a lot of reason to not even like each other (Lexa was threatening to kill all of Clarke’s people for gods sake). But still, we look at that forest scene and go “ooh, yep, there are some feelings going on there.” 

Kara and Lena have mutual understanding. They also protect one another. And more to that they actually like each other from the very start. 

My point: Clexa didn’t start their very first scene together by running into each other’s arm dramatically and saying “I love you”, so I’m failing to see the basis of your evidence on this one.

4) “but shipping two people who are straight seems odd to me.”

Oh dear, where to start with this one. 

I think I’m going to start with the word “straight” (and I’m going to try to be careful and preface this with by saying that I’m not trying to step on toes here or start any discourse. This is a sensitive topic for some people, but I’m going to try to do my best). 

First, did I miss the scene where Lena states her sexuality? I haven’t seen her with anyone. Or are we assuming she’s straight purely from the comics? If that’s the case then I will point you towards looking at Wonder Woman, a character created in the 1940s that only recently was revealed to be bisexual . What I’m saying is, I wouldn’t necessarily rely purely on past historical record for proof of character traits. 

Second: Kara’s sexuality. I’m not saying she’s not straight, you could be correct. But I’m going to tell you why she could also not be. I’m making the assumption that this scene is the main basis of your argument:

Originally posted by what-fresh-incompetence

And what I’m gong to say about it is this: Realizing and understanding your sexuality is not an immediate revelation for everyone. There are a lot of people who say exactly what Kara is saying right there for a large part of their lives, only later to discover that maybe they’re not as straight as they thought. 

There is no “no taksies backsies” rule when it comes to revealing your sexuality. Someone can say they’re straight one day and gay the next and they can keep changing their label as they figure themselves out. Life isn’t so static. Things change. People change. So me believing that maybe Kara, as a character in this show, could be figuring that out about herself isn’t odd, at least not to me.

5) What is your opinion?

In the end, you’ve hit the nail on the head with the word “opinion”. I ship supercorp because I go where I see chemistry, and in my opinion, those two have the most romantic and sexual chemistry on the show. 

Originally posted by sweetcoffeelips

I can’t force you or anyone else see it.  But here’s the kicker: I don’t have to. 

Long before I became obsessed with superheroes, before I read any comics, before I watched any superhero shows, before I’d even seen half of the superhero movies out at the time; I walked into the room while my parents were watching season one of Flash. I don’t remember what episode it was, but Caitlin was captured and begging Barry not to run headfirst into a trap by saving her and he went to save her anyways. I had no context to go on, didn’t know who the characters were or even know what show it was, but neither of those were my first question, instead I asked if those two were a couple. This was two years ago and I didn’t even start to be interested in anything DC until last fall, didn’t start watching Flash till last March, didn’t get obsessed enough to read comics or search for background information till May. Yet I have shipped them since that very first moment, when my 100% unbiased mind saw two people desperate to keep eachother safe and immediately thought there was no other possibility than that they were in love.

Because of how I started shipping Snowbarry it pains me when people say that it’s ‘Racist’ or anti-Iris to ship them. I didn’t even know who any of the characters were, I hadn’t even see Iris yet, I didn’t know that Barry and Iris are canonicaly a couple. Even after starting to watch the show for the first few months I didn’t know that Iris is white in the comics, or that there was any contention surrounding her casting. I absolutely love Iris as a character and am perfectly alright with Westallen being the direction that the show is going. I have no problem with her casting, in fact she is probably one of my favorite actresses as a result of this role.

Yes I still ship Snowbarry. I’m not trying to devalue the amazing canon relationships, nor trying to diminsish the presence of Barry and Iris’ romance or the heartbreak and PTSD that Caitlin must be going through with how many times she lost Ronnie and then the whole ordeal with Zoom. It’s not out of spite or dislike of what is canon, but because not even family usualy try to protect eachother as much as Caitlin and Barry do in that first scene I saw of them, and my heart and mind came to the conclusion that there was no other possible explanation than love.

I am entirely unsurprised that’s how it went. As I’ve said since the spoilers came out, I fully expected it to be way more than a pass at her and sadly, I was correct.

Oddly, I thought a lot of that was entirely in character for Rob of the past. It was 100% in character and it didn’t feel like I was watching a different character but one from long ago and, in some ways, I can understand that because Aaron has changed Rob, Aaron is Rob’s life line, Aaron gives him hope and family and love and as he said, he fell in love but he feels abandoned and lost and doesn’t recognise this husband and he gave up… so who comes out? Old Rob, the same Rob who sleeps with people because he can, who gets what he wants because he can take it and it passes the time and makes him feel powerful. It’s who he was. So, to me, that was entirely in character.

Hideous to watch but I wasn’t surprised.

I think I’m more disappointed than anything. I’d prepared myself entirely for Rob to sleep with her. I was so sure it would happen. My gut feeling was always that he’d sleep with her or that it would go further. I mean, I guess we don’t know if they do sleep together but what we do know is enough to know that it’s something much more. The history there made it more.

What’s disappointing most for me is the way this really discredits the bisexuality rep the show has done such good work to lay out. That’s where my anger comes from. To have Rob assert more than once that just because he’s bisexual doesn’t mean he’ll cheat then have him say he likes a lot of people and then cheat is unforgivably lazy writing and very disappointing. That is the sole source of my anger.

They’re both breaking vows. Aaron is entirely unrecognisable. He didn’t seem to bat an eye about Liv at all, he was spaced out, dismissive and almost hollow. Rob reverted entirely back to 2015 Rob, the one who goes after stuff because he can and screw the consequences. As much as I don’t like what’s happened to Aaron, I get it and as much as I don’t like what’s happened to Rob, it doesn’t feel like it’s entirely out of his character to do this.

It’s just not the Rob we know now. He changed entirely. His face, his body language, his cynicism, his words… that was the Rob he has suppressed and beaten down for a better life rearing its head. All of this I understand but it really is lazy, crass, quite cruel writing and story telling to go down this route especially to have it be Rebecca and in the Mill. It’s exceptionally gross. If this was well beyond the wedding then fine, but the timing and the need for this is flabbergasting me. I guess I don’t really understand. There’s nothing to come from the addition of cheating to the storyline except for crushing Aaron but do we need more of that?

I told you I felt apathetic and I still do. There’s a little anger there but I don’t feel much if I’m honest but I see so many heartbroken people and the main thing I want to do is send virtual hugs to you. Be kind to each other, my loves. As always, I’m focusing on the stuff that makes me happy about my show.