I don't do the whole love and... love: A look into Dean and Cas' sexualities and how they define love
When i think about Dean and Cas and why these two haven’t yet gotten together, it seems to me that they both have such complicated psyches and pasts that they probably don’t even recognize the feeling of being in love. And even if they do, their self-esteem issues certainly wouldn’t allow them to believe another person was in love with them.
This long meta takes a look at their various relationships in an attempt to understand both their sexual and romantic preferences and why those may be warring against each other.
how is the dog bowl racist?? I tried google and can't understand, sorry for asking
Dehumanization: putting People of Color on the same level as animals
It was among the ways that slavery, killing natives, and denying Pacific Islanders citizenship and voting rights was justified. They were classified as “uncivilized” or “savages,” words meant to separate them as subhuman.
A dog is an intelligent being that can form strong attachment and even become friends with humans, but at the end of the day, is still an animal which needs the control of an intelligent being, a master. The same logic was applied to People of Color around the globe, that while they were intelligent, they need the guiding hands of Europeans to “civilize” them.
Stiles treating Scott like a dog, something in need of a master, he is putting his best friend in the world in the position of an animal in his control. Stiles’s intent may not have been consciously racist, but the symbolism is there.
Plus, the fandom itself also has had a long and storied history of making Scott a dog and Stiles his master. Scott as Scooby and Jake while Stiles is Shaggy and Finn. The Adventure Time fanart even includes the tagline “with Scott the dog (not even wolf,which would have made sense) and Stiles the human.”
Then there’s that fanart of Stiles taking Scott for a walk as if Scott can’t even open a door for himself.
In all of those fanarts, I might add, Derek -a born werewolf who by any line of logic should be considered less human- is portrayed as more human than Scott, who is collared in the Scooby fanart and a full-on furry dog in the AT fanart while Derek is a fully standing human with fangs. He’s also fully standing in the walk fanart while Scott is crouching in rags.
Making Scott a dog is racist, if you don’t believe me the third link goes pretty in depth with 19 cited sources. Stiles did a racist thing to his best friend, and we are still happily circulating the gifs of it.
I think for blackrom John, he does experience black feelings for TZ but didn't understand it. (though that could just be empty hope because blackrom JohnRezi is my OTP but i digress)
hm anyway I was trying to pin down a couple of things that didn’t click for me in that conversation and it‘s that humans CAN feel attraction/like a person while also being annoyed (or even hate them) at certain times, they (we??) just don’t classify it as a relationship by itself
remember how a troll romance that wouldn’t stick to the quadrants used to be compared to the human way of romance bc you got the regular love (<3), watching after one another and keeping the other in check/preventing them form doing something rash they’ll regret (<>) and then the “I hate you right now but also like you” at the same time sorta conflict (<3<)
so to me trying to split it into troll quadrants again is more of a regression than anything, because humans can already experience it all at once and each aspect balances the others out while trolls tend to split it (it would also make sense story-wise if humans had all the quadrants combined as some sort of derivative thing of having been created by the trolls) (just my opinion)
what I’m trying to say is John could totally like Terezi and not notice it because it’s covered up by his occasional annoyance at her, but this IS totally a thing that happens in human relationships too (and also a common plot in many stories), it’s not such an alien thing, I think people are forgetting about that right now lmao
(also bottom line being Dave and Karkat are trying to make him feel weird about it when it’s not even weird)