can't remember which one of these i was told not to post

In case no one told you growing up

Many wonderful additions have been posted in the reblogs if you care to look through them (the post would be a giant if I added them all, plus I don’t see them all myself).

An anon asked me for a version of this specifically for feminine hygiene. You can see it here.

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  • Bras last longer if you let them air dry. Don’t put them in the dryer.
  • If you have a problem with frizzy hair, don’t dry your hair with a towel. It makes the frizzies worse. (I recently read an article that said to use a t-shirt? I brush mine out and let it air dry.)
  • Whites wash best in hot water. Everything else can be in cold - save on your electricity bill.
  • You can kill 99.9% of germs in a sponge by putting it in the dishwasher for a cycle or by microwaving it for 2 min (be sure to make the sponge damp before microwaving and to put a cup half full of water in with it and please DO NOT squeeze the sponge until it has cooled off)
  • Airing out your room/house and letting sunlight in every so often can decrease the number of household pests like silverfish and ants.
  • Black underwear is best during your period as stains are less likely to be visible.
  • To save money, put aside 10% of each paycheck into a savings account. It’ll add up.
  • Unless your hair has something on/in it (like grease or mud or something), using conditioner first can actually be the better choice. The conditioner holds in the good oils that help you hair look sleek and beautiful, which shampoo would otherwise wash away.
  • Speaking of shampoo - if you have long hair, washing just the bits that touch your scalp is generally enough. The rest of your hair gets cleaned with just the run off from your scalp.
  • If you put a tampon in and it’s uncomfortable/you can feel it, you didn’t do it quite right. A properly placed tampon is virtually unnoticeable by the wearer.
  • Apply deodorant/antiperspirant a couple hours in advanced of when you need it. This gives the product the chance to block your sweat glands. Using deodorant just before going somewhere where you’ll sweat (this means walking outside for people in high humidity places) results in your sweat washing the deodorant off and starkly limiting its usefulness.
  • After running the dryer, use the dryer sheet from that load to brush out the lint catch - it gets everything off in a fraction of the time it’ll take you to get it clean with your bare hands. Paper towels also work well.
  • Wash your face everyday, or as often as possible. Forget which brand of cleanser is best. Just washing your face everyday will guarantee you clearer skin. And do you best not to pop pimples, as tempting as the urge may be.
  • Fold laundry asap after taking it from the dryer to avoid wrinkles. This may seem obvious for dress shirts and silly for things like t-shirts, but you’ll notice the difference even then once your shirts stop looking like unfolded paper balls.

plummetationzigzags  asked:

I can't remember if you've posted about this already, but your comments on Magical Girl Raising Project remind me of some criticisms I've heard of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Was just wondering what you thought of PMMM?

I like PMMM despite itself. 

The music is great, the story is heartbreaking, the visuals are fantastic

Plus, while PMMM is in no fucking way the first grimdark magical girl series (and holy shit do I find assertions that it is so fucking uninteresting), and while 90% of what it seeks to deconstruct or subvert makes me want to tear my hair out, it does do an interesting thing with Kyubey. Like the Portal games, which take the trope of the tutorial/guide character (the exposition fairy) who gives you hints and tells you how to progress during the game and asked “What if this character wasn’t really trying to help?”, PMMM took the mascot character in magical girl shows (a la Luna and Kero) and asked the same question. And that is genuinely an interesting exploration of one of the staples of the genre. 

For the most part, though, I like, sometimes, (sometimes I hate) PMMM despite itself. And I hate what it has wrought. 

The biggest problem with PMMM is that magical girl shows are, at their heart, power fantasies for girls. They are Girl Power at their finest. In fact, Sailor Moon was an major and oft-overlooked part in kicking off the Girl Power boom in the 90s. 

And what’s infuriating about PMMM is that it tries to tear that down. It’s not like Watchmen, another series which seeks to deconstruct the possibly unhealthy nature of the power fantasies of its genre. Because Watchmen is about vigilantism and male power fantasies, and 1. white men (who make up the majority of comic book heroes) already have disproportionate power so their power fantasies are inherently more sinister and 2. comic books are often centered around revenge, vigilantism, corrupt systems that “can’t be broken”, and ignoring the law. 

Meanwhile, magical girl series are at their center about hope and love. The heroes usually literally fight with hearts and rainbows and songs. They aren’t gritty “I wish I could kick everyone’s ass” power fantasies. They are “if you believe in yourself and are your friends you can help people and achieve your dreams” fantasies. And they are for girls, who are too often told they can’t be everything they want. Not men, who are too often told they can. 

So PMMM has this message, and if some of the interviews I’ve heard from the creator are true, a completely intentional one, that girls dreams are futile and destructive and that it’s harmful and useless for girls to want things. That girls having power fantasies or seeking to save the world will ultimately destroy them, or (before Madoka’s ending) turn them into something evil and dark. That ambition is bad for girls. That girls should learn their place before they become dark witches that destroy everything, or (after Madoka’s ending) fade from existence. That girls having power fantasies is ultimately harmful, and they need to stop. That girls have been wrong this whole time to want things. That girls’ desires, no matter what they are, are always ultimately selfish and corrupt. 

And I fucking hate that. That’s not subversive. That’s our whole fucking lives. That’s what we get everywhere else. Nothing a girl does can be right. We’re bad to have ambitions and to want things. Even the “nice” things we do are dismissed with ulterior motives as soon as someone decides they’re done with us.

And I fucking hate people calling it “so profound” and whatever, when it’s ultimately torture porn and the message isn’t even deep. 

And more than that, I hate that it’s success has spawned a series of knockoffs, so that now moe torture porn grimdark magical girls has become the most common iteration of the genre. So we had the incredibly ableist (OMFG WORST SHOW EVER MADE) Yuki Yuuna is a Hero, and we’re getting the “Magical Girls have to CULL EACH OTHER in a grim CHILDREN-LED FIGHT TO THE DEATH” of Magical Girl Raising Project and like I’m so fucking done with these grown ass men making shows for other grown ass men shitting all over girls’ power fantasies and thinking that shitting all over girls’ power fantasies is something new and subversive and not a reassertion of the status quo. 

Look, I genuinely enjoyed watching PMMM. It’s a well made show, with good characters (Rebellion and everything that’s come since is AWFUL though). But I hate its message, I hate huge swaths of its fanbase, I hate its creator, and I hate that its become the new standard for magical girls. 

Magical girls were already subversive. They were already something unique and powerful. They didn’t need to be brought down. And there would be good ways to explore and subvert the genre if you wanted to*. But just going for straight “everyone’s miserable and it wouldn’t work” isn’t actually a clever. Even without the inherent sexism, it has all the depth of those creepypastas that say “What if Rugrats WAS A DYSTOPIA” or whatever, like edgy for the sake of edgy isn’t actually deep. 

*(While it’s refreshing to Western audiences that magical girls are deeply feminine, for instance, because we tend to associate being strong with being masculine or a tomboy, in Japan magical girls often serve as a reinforcement that no matter what you do you still have to adhere to gender roles. A great subversion of the genre would be one where some of the girls, and especially the main character, have more traditionally masculine powers/appearances and this is treated as just as valid a way for girls to be. Also interesting would be a magical girl series where older women become the magical girls - women struggling to hold jobs and pay rent, mothers, college kids, grandmas - because magical girls [like Disney princesses and much of media] tend to focus on pre- and newly- pubescent girl characters as the most powerful and tend to ignore older women)

Basically, enjoying magical girls has always involved some level of watching it for what you want and ignoring the less than pleasant intentions of the creator. Sailor Moon was heavily based on a series called Cutie Honey, which was made 100% to be fap material for adult male audiences, and originally the idea of this girl hero was something of a ~sexy~ joke. And then people like Naoko Takeuchi LOVED her and took empowerment from her, despite that clearly not being the intention, and created series like Sailor Moon. And I think that’s still a fine way to appreciate shows. I can watch PMMM and take power and interest from it despite its goals, like I did with the grossly fanservicey depiction of underage Magical Lyrical Nanoha when I was a kid. And I can do the same with what is likely to be the ultimately disappointing Magical Girl Raising Project. 

But I’m not happy that I have to reinterpret and reclaim these shows to get meaning out of them. I’m not happy that a genre that was supposed to be about empowering girls has been largely stolen and dismissed as unrealistic and too idealistic. I’m not happy with an entire genre’s inability to see how positivity and idealism are subversive and groundbreaking. 

And I’m not happy with PMMM for making that the status quo, or with all the fans who think things are better this way.  

anonymous asked:

Hey, can you tell us more about McLennon's trip to Paris for Paul's birthday?

For John’s birthday, not Paul’s.

John got £100 for his birthday, which was A LOT for that time, and he decided to spend all the money with Paul in Paris. They cancelled their concerts and started their trip on September 30, 1961.

Stuart was mad, he believed they had left the group, he said:

“Last night I heard that John and Paul have gone to Paris to play together – in other words, the band has broken up! It sounds mad to me, I don’t believe it…”
—Stuart Sutcliffe, 1961.

They wanted to hichhick from England to Spain and go through Paris, but ended up staying in Paris. They stayed in a cheap hotel, sleeping in one bed. There are some photos about tha trip, some of them appear on the screens during Paul’s concerts, before the gig starts, when the stage is still dark and there are the big screens on with the Beatles photos floating around.

These are the photos:

This photo of John sleeping was taken by Paul. It hangs framed on the wall in his house:


This is a letter including a photo of John from that trip, the handwriting seems John’s to me:

These are some quotes about that trip:

“We got fed up. We did have bookings, but we just broke them and went off.”
John Lennon about getting a trip with Paul to Paris (Hunter Davies, The Beatles, 1968

“Paul bought me a hamburger to celebrate.
I wasn’t too keen on reaching twenty-one. I remember one relative saying to me, ‘From now on, it’s all downhill,’ and I really got a shock. She told me how my skin would be getting older and that kind of jazz.”

—John Lennon about the trip to Paris with Paul for his 21st birthday (Anthology)

“We would walk miles from our hotel; you do in Paris. We’d go to a place near the Avenue des Anglais and we’d sit in the bars, looking good. I still have some classic photos from there. Linda loves one where I am sitting in a gendarme’s mac as a cape and John has got his glasses on askew and his trousers down revealing a bit of Y-front. The photographs are so beautiful, we’re really hamming it up. We’re looking at the camera like, ‘Hey, we are artsy guys, in a café: this is us in Paris,’ and we felt like that.”
—Paul McCartney - Anthology.

John and I went to Paris on birthday money he received from a relative. He must have been fond of me to spend that money. He let me have all the banana milkshakes I wanted.” - Pau McCartney

In this interview John talks about Paris

In this interview Paul talks about the fact that he used to sleep with John in just one bed a lot.

kittyichooseyou  asked:

I have a klk question, and I apologize if you've answered it before, but, do you find any significance in Ryuko taking a big bite out of an unpeeled lemon in her introduction? Like, was it just meant to make her seem hard? Or like, does it have some subtext I don't understand? Is she ever seen eating lemon/drinking lemonade as a background thing? I've always wondered about this. Thanks.

I gotta be honest with you: I’m atrocious at talking about symbolism. There’s a reason that my hundreds of essays hardly ever mention it. 

So… I haven’t especially covered this before, but I can provide some Thoughts.

First and foremost, the lemon scene has been largely understood as a homage to FLCL, a coming-of-age anime worked on by Gainax—the studio that Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Otsuka left to found Studio Trigger, which is the team behind Kill la Kill

In the first episode of FLCL, Naota, the protagonist, refuses to drink the rest of the sour, “Lemon Squash” pop that his friend Mamimi didn’t finish. He claims that he “[doesn’t] like sour drinks” and proceeds to toss the can aside.

However, at the end of the episode, Mamimi offers Naota the sour pop again, and his reaction changes. While he repeats his sentiment—“I told you, I don’t like sour stuff”—Naota doesn’t toss the can aside this time, instead guzzling the drink down.

So, when Ryuko, the protagonist of Kill la Kill, begins the first episode of her show not just forcing herself to consume something sour, but does so purposefully, without flinching… there’s probably something there. Kill la Kill’s director Imaishi did work extensively on FLCL, after all.

But what exactly is meant to be conveyed in either series is entirely dependent on how the “sour” symbol is understood.

On the one hand, the “sourness” could be a symbol of “first love.” For Naota to accept the drink in FLCL would be to accept an “indirect kiss” from Mamimi, who had been drinking from the can previously. The “first love” idea seems supported in Kill la Kill, with Ryuko noting, after Mataro steals her lemon (at least in the original Japanese script), “You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?”

Mataro: Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!

And with the idea of “first love” comes the idea of childishness. Though it may have some… Unfortunate Implications, in both FLCL and Kill la Kill, it could be said that getting into a first romantic relationship is a sign of growing up. The fact that Naota initially refuses to taste “first love” represents his initial refusal to come of age—and the fact that Mataro in Kill la Kill insists that he has had his first kiss (or “get[s] way more action than [Ryuko]!” in the dub) represents his desire to seem “grown-up” and experienced.

Ryuko’s utterly blase eating of the lemon would then also imply that she has had romantic relationship(s) in the past and is not afraid of them.

However, with all of this, the “sourness” could simply be a larger metaphor: a metaphor of adulthood, maturity, that kind of stuff. Naota deciding to take in the sourness at the end of the first opening episode signifies that his show is going to feature his coming of age—something he initially didn’t want anything to do with, but that the story is going to push him to experience regardless. Ryuko immediately biting into a lemon could then signify that she’s already come of age, but—and more likely, considering Kill la Kill’s ending—it could also signify that she’s not afraid of the hardships, challenges, and “sourness” that comes with coming of age.

In this way, I also see the “sourness” as a bit of a metaphor for moving forward rather than running away. The lemon pop in FLCL is first featured when Naota struggles to tell Mamimi that his brother is seeing someone else—a hard, difficult, “adult” situation that’s not fun and not comfortable. Naota throws the can away, perhaps representative of how he wants to run away from this problem. At the end of the episode, though, Naota has revealed the truth to Mamimi, and he then drinks the pop, signifying that there’s no more running away: he’s growing up, whether he likes it or not.

But disregarding the FLCL tribute, a character introduction that features the character biting into a raw, unpeeled lemon is powerful on its own. It tells audiences right away that this character is badass—whether her lemon-eating is because she’s not afraid of growing up or hardship or “first love” or because of any other reason, you shouldn’t mess with this chick.

Thatcher, Redbeard, a series of dreadful events, and the love that have yet to speak its name.

Someday the true story may be told – for those of us that have recognized and believed in the romance between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, Sherlock has been the adaptation many of us wanted to see it happen. S4 was difficult – I didn’t think it possible to experience grief and loss because of a tv show, yet there I was, sad, disappointed, and moping for weeks. But after going back and reading some ACD canon as a form of therapy, I realized just how much I still love Sherlock. I can’t explain it, it is… what it is. So I watched S4 again quite a few times the last week or so. And guess what? I am here to tell you in all seriousness – love conquers all may still be on its way after all.

We already know the surface narrative of S4: Mary died saving Sherlock, Eurus, the long-lost third Holmes sibling killed Redbeard aka Victor aka Sherlock’s childhood best friend out of jealousy, and was the mastermind behind everything Moriarty ever did. After enduring the Sherrindford Experiment™, Sherlock solved Eurus’ riddles and saved John’s life; Baker Street Boys were back at 221B solving crimes as they always do, with some parenting on the side. The end.

My conclusion after tearing through layers of allusions? Mary probably didn’t die (I can’t make up my mind about this… for now); there was definitely no baby. It was all Mycroft’s fault, Eurus the east wind was a story he made up to conceal Lady Elizabeth Smallwood’s slaughterhouse, where Redbeard came into being and became Sherlock’s Reichenbach cauldron. Sherlock and John finally recognized the hurt, grief, and loss they both endured as a couple since TRF; but for now, they were back in the glass closet, the love they shared remained unspoken – until/if the lost special can be found. The end.

Don’t believe me? Let’s begin with Thatcher because so much of S4 revolves around the darkest moments in the UK during her time as the prime minister. Before I begin, please note that you’ll have to see beyond the suggested time and space presented on screen as the surface narrative unfolds, and instead try and think about allegory and allusion. Yeah, kinda like reading ACD canon, but a bit more difficult – let’s face it, visual media is just as capable of inspiring as deceit as we all know intimately by now.

Ready? Fair warning – this is the longest and saddest meta I’ve ever written, and it’s only the tip of an iceberg. Please be patience and try reading to the end, I promise it’ll be worth your time.

The scene that broke everything wide open for me was the exchange between Mycroft and Lady Smallwood:

Lady Smallwood. Alicia this time. PM – as in prime minister? Nope. Because earlier:

Why use an acronym, then? PM as in night? Darkness? Shadow?

A secret then. What did Mycroft reveal as he removed Alicia Smallwood’s card?

Oh and look what Eurus said in the scene right after:

The other one – Lady Elizabeth Smallwood. Lady…… Sherrinford? 

Keep reading

Time for Mama Sarah to appear

When I first got started in this fandom and first became a member of @innerinnercircle, I was known among the Morana Witches (our network) as Mama Sarah. I got this name because I tried (and sometimes failed) to reign in overenthusiastic smols and drama-thirsty people my own age. It was a joke and an endearing nickname, but it’s always been kind of accurate to how I’ve run my blog and interacted with the fandom. Mama Sarah hasn’t been around much the past few months, because for the most part, she wasn’t needed. But now? I need to bring her out again.

I am absolutely appalled by the behavior of this fandom since the release of ACOWAR. Never have I imagined seeing such vitriol coming out, but here it is. People are literally being bullied off the site because of personal attacks, nastiness, and anon hate. This is NOT how this fandom used to be, and I’m incredibly disappointed. I remember the days last summer when we were proud of ourselves for being “better than the ToG fandom” which had years of ship wars and drama built up (this isn’t a dig against them, just a comparison of the level of wank, as Harry calls it, at the time). Everyone just let one another be, let them enjoy their own ships, and meta about characters. Now, I honestly think we’re worse than the ToG fandom ever was. 

WE NEED TO BE BETTER THAN THIS. 

People are allowed to like or not like the book, and they are allowed to share their own opinion on their own blog. If you don’t like what you’re seeing from someone, unfollow or blacklist them! It’s okay! That’s how this website is made to work! DO NOT send them messages criticizing how they run their blog or, for heaven’s sake, calling them two-faced or making attacks against their personalities! I cannot believe what I’ve been witnessing over the past two weeks. I’m frankly ashamed by some of this behavior. 

Does anyone really feel good about themselves sending such nasty messages to people anonymously? Does it really make you feel better about whatever you’re upset about? This is grade school behavior, guys. There is a BIG difference between constructive criticism or calling someone out for a mistake and calling them a piece of shit or making insinuations about their personal lives. The latter is just entirely unacceptable. 

My follower count is only just beginning to recover from the blow it took before and during ACOWAR, and I really hate to have to make a post like this two days before my big announcement. But honestly, if you think that sending anonymous hate to people, intentionally stirring up drama, or bullying people is okay, then UNFOLLOW ME. That is not the kind of blog I run, and I will not be associated with people who think it’s remotely acceptable. We are all real people behind these blogs, and we should all be treating each other with respect and compassion. I’ve never told people to unfollow me before, but in this case, I pick standing up for what’s right over my follower count. 

I’m probably going to get messages accusing me of preaching, being a snob, or whatever, and that’s fine. I accept those consequences. But standing up for people who have been bullied is more important than that. I’m complicit if I stay silent. 

Also, if anyone has been bullied, know that my blog is a safe place for you to come and find comfort and understanding. It always has been and always will be. 

I’ve loved being a part of this fandom, but I need to put my foot down about this. I know I don’t have the power to control anyone, but I had to say something. Enough is enough. 

I love my kind, sweet followers and those who engage in discussion civilly and with compassion. I love my followers who stand up for what they believe in. But I do not in any way support bullying or vicious behavior. It needs to stop.

loveisalwayswar  asked:

What if the RFA+ V & Saeran have a huge date planned for Valentines (like a big dinner or a romantic walk or something like that) and she has a really bad case of the flu or sickness (the kind that you can't even get out of bed kind of flu/sickness) and they have to take care of them instead?

I understand you MC…

And i’ll post V and Saeran tomorrow, if i’m better, because this was a pain to write while i’m so sick, i’m sorry

Thank you for your request! And i hope you like it!

Yoosung

  • Of course, Yoosung is a little sad, he prepared everything…And now you can’t go because you’re sick…
  • But hey, it’s not your fault.
  • But he’s too worried about you.
  • Like, really, he doesn’t know what to do, but at the same time, he wants to do everything.
  • He’ll always ask if you’re ok, and he’ll always be with you!
  • In the beginning, he was like “Oh, but i can get sick too!”
  • But hey, he prefers to be sick, then be away from you! 
  • Especially today!
  • He’ll be with you all day, on the couch or bed, playing some games or just watching some romantic films!
  • He’ll do a nice little dinner for you too!
  • That day was the best, it didn’t follow his plan but that doesn’t matter!
  • He realizes Valentine’s Day is not special about the places you go or the things you do…But is special because you have someone you love by your side!
  • And he has you!
  • This was enough for him, but of course, he wanted to do more things to you…But he has all the time in the world!
  • But maybe not tomorrow…Because now he’s sick too…
  • It was worth it! 

Zen

  • Ok…
  • This is pretty bad
  • He wanted a romantic and unforgettable Valentine’s Day
  • This whole week he was preparing something for you
  • And now you’re sick.
  • He blames his almighty system, he wanted to be sick instead of you.
  • But well…he never is sick, so the virus goes for you instead
  • ILL FIGHT THAT VIRUS MC
  • So much drama…
  • He’ll take care of you, after all , doing everything to protect you and kill this virus!
  • After all…He’s your knight!
  • But he doesn’t know how to take care of you…Well, he never got sick…
  • He asks Jaehee for some advice, but in secret!
  • You must believe that he’s good at taking care of the princess!
  • Zen will be at your side the whole time, he’ll do everything that Jaehee says perfectly.
  • He hates that you’re sick, but he’s quite happy that he can spend all his day with you!
  • And Valentine’s Day can be every day!
  • Oh, and he’s not even worried he’ll be sick if he stays by your side all the time.
  • He has never gotten sick before !!
  • Just wait, when you’re better, he’ll arrange everything for the late Valentine’s Day

Jaehee

  • Jaehee forgets the holiday as soon as she sees that you’re sick.
  • She had her plans? Of course.
  • But now she has another one, take care of you.
  • She’ll bring medicine, food, blankets.
  • Do you want it? She got it.
  • Do you need it? She got it.
  • She is prepared for that, she’ll stay a little away from you.
  • She doesn’t want to be sick, because if she does… Who will take care of you?
  • While you’re sick, she doesn’t have anything to do.
  • If she does, she’ll take care of you first and then do the other thing.
  • After some time, she remembered which day was…
  • Oh, you got sick on Valentine’s day…That is a shame.
  • But she can’t be sad or mad by it…When she sees you sleeping so peacefully after she has taken care of you…
  • She is with a smile on her face.
  • Any time with you is a good time.

Jumin

  • You’re sick?! Forgot about this date.
  • You’re sick, you’ll need to go to a hospital with urgency.
  • He can be a very romantic guy, but he’ll not risk it, he’ll not take care of you before a doctor told him to!
  • Of course, he was thinking about some romantic dinner or something else…
  • He’s a little sad that you can’t spend the first Valentine’s Day of you guys with him…
  • But if you’re not good for it, he’ll not insist.
  • He’ll cancel another meeting when you’re good.
  • If the doctor sends you home, he’ll take care of you.
  • He’ll buy what he needs to buy or even more of what you guys need.
  • He wants to make sure you’ll be alright.
  • He’ll bring some doctor to the penthouse too, he’s always worried.
  • He’ll not care about being sick, since he’ll always cuddle with you and Elizabeth.
  • But Elizabeth will be a little far from you…You know…She can’t be sick too…
  • But when you get better…
  • He’ll reassure you that you’ll have the best day and night of your life…
  • He’s excited.

707

  • He was pretty excited for this Valentine’s Day
  • He was preparing this plan for months now, of course, you would think he was going to be disappointed when he sees you sick like that.
  • But he’s not.
  • He can be very serious, caring and funny while you’re sick.
  • He likes to spend his time with you, and he’ll make you feel good even when you’re sick.
  • He’ll be serious when you’re not feeling well, and he’ll try to find solutions for it.
  • He’ll be caring when he buys something for you, like a medication.
  • He’ll be funny because he wants to put a smile on your face even in tough times.
  • But he’ll get sick too, he just…Can’t stop kissing you
  • You’re so cute when you’re sick ;D
  • Gross.
  • When Saeran or Vanderwood will take care of you two now.
  • And now you can be lovebirds even in this state.

despairbby  asked:

In the recent episode of Spn, there were posters of a ship and a lost dog shown. Lots of people have been pointing out that it's hinting towards Destiel. I know there were other posters, but can't remember them off the top of my head. But, those two posters in particular made me nervous. Ship lost? Could that be referring to Destiel being lost? Just curious of your thoughts.

Hi, dear! I don’t think that the poster you’re talking about refers to our ship being lost. 

I’d say that the dog is lost in our ship right now, which is why Dean was so worried at the beginning of the episode. Cas is still absent, he’s still lost, he’s still AWOL. Remember that thanks to Rowena, Cas has been associated with both a dog and a fish since season 10. In 10x22, Rowena said this: 

“I’m sorry, you’re just fascinating, an angel that rejected Heaven. That’s like a fish that wants to fly or a dog that thinks it’s people.”

The same “dog thinks it’s people” was used in 11x06 when Cas was just pointlessly watching TV to try to deal with his PTSD. So, if we see the poster of a lost dog when we know Cas is missing, I think there’s just one way to understand that. 

And as @postmodernmulticoloredcloak said int his awesome post Dean settled for the omelette when what he wanted was pancakes, so he settled for Ca…rmen when what he wanted was Ca…stiel. No matter if Carmen was wearing a brown jacket, the truth about our ship is still that “the dog is missing”. The dog that thinks it’s people hasn’t been found yet (despite how much Deas has tried to find him). He hasn’t put up posters, but he has definitely tried to find him as we were told at the beginning of the episode.  

I hope this helps to calm your nerves, dear. :) 

Narrative structure as Dean/Cas possibilities/viewpoints in Dabb Era

I’m sitting here trying to remember the “lesson” of all the cases this past season and really I do think it’s all going to point to what’s coming next for Dean and Cas. Besides some mirrors that portray Mary against Sam and Dean’s histories, there’s been a few cases of one sided love (12x07 and the one with the camping couple where the girl was leaving but the guy loved her more than she loved him) , one of a lover “saving” another by dying with them (12x13), one accidentally getting a best friend killed (12x06), two settling for a reanimated sibling instead of living without them (12x11 and 12x20). I’m sure there’s more (but since I mostly stopped caring deeply where Dean/Cas was going I stopped looking at this show through the meta/predictive lens). It all feels like possible depictions and shades of Dean and Cas’ relationship as it has now found itself. Which situation are they most like? We can’t really tell… for one, because the season isn’t done, and for two because we are given multiple relationship avenues/labels for them while simultaneously committing to none. We see no definitive outcome/depiction for Dean and Cas in a way that can be deemed consistent.

This.

This right here is why it has looked like there’s no narrative structure this season (well, this and the fact that the few Mary mirrors we have been given have just seemingly been shown with no greater purpose than to recap old history, PLUS with no brotherly conflict this year the show hasn’t focused any structural efforts towards the Dean/Sam relationship depiction so when it compares Dean/Cas to siblings it’s a bit jarring). In Carver era, for example, the Dean/Cas relationship was ALWAYS depicted by interspecies/interracial relationships or same sex relationships, or sometimes both. Because of this CONSISTENT defining structure you could always tell the “status” of Dean and Cas’ relationship by looking at these particular “C” plot character mirrors/folds.

In Dabb era this is no longer the case.

My mind compares it to a car now being put in reverse (exclusively romantic being dropped for mixed ones), that has hit the metaphorical gas, but is miraculously being dragged forward by something stronger, a narrative burnout if you will. And that something is the text. The mirrors no longer need to be so precise because Dean is being fairly verbal to Cas this season, and Cas’ problems (the main two being he’s still probably suicidal in his need to clean up his messes while protecting Dean and Sam and he’s feeling eternally “put out” by Heaven by which this season human/Angel interaction “rules” gets an extended highlight and a full episode) are what is driving half the story and have been given a fair bit of text/dialogue themselves.

The whole thing feels like a now blended label of what Cas is specifically to Dean. But since the text is creeping towards being more clear, the subtext and structure can theoretically, therefore, be more loose if the storyline was still a possibility on their radar. Really, I don’t know how I feel about it. As many of you know (or hell, might not know since I mostly converted my blog into an art blog), I was a loud canon supporter and structural meta writer who supported Carver hard (I thought we were headed fast into canon text in S9 before I realized Sam’s “cure” was going to derail the storyline), but became fairly jaded because it became increasingly clear that he was going to leave the subtext as subtext. Like Korrasami, Destiel was canon because of the narrative mirror comparisons (which told the story where the characters would not put said feelings into actual words/text), but easily ignored if it wasn’t your thing. Text is harder to ignore, obviously. So here I am making this post because I’m beginning to see talk of canon again.

While the structured narrative subtext is no longer romantic exclusive for Dean and Cas, the text is, somehow, amazingly, getting closer for Dean to either tell Cas explicitly some feelings in text, or for Dean to give Cas a big romantic gesture (whether this will be healthy is unlikely, but let’s face it… Dean loves in unhealthy ways) of some sort (most possibly in a way that “saves” Cas and/or mourns him in death). I always said I’d be honest with how I felt the show was portraying Dean and Cas and this is currently it. This is what it looks like they are currently doing and setting up. But make no mistake, without a cohesive romantic mirroring structure the whole thing looks narratively weaker and all together more unlikely to lead to canon (regardless of SPN’s history with this storyline’s execution or rather lack there of). But on the plus side, those that want/discuss canon will no look as “delusional” when discussing this possible narrative scenario because it’s definitely no longer being told mostly through wardrobe cues/lighting and other characters. Dean and Cas are using words and actions. We just don’t know yet what *exactly* is going to be said/done between them and we still likely won’t know the true extent for some time.

anonymous asked:

A scenario where Prompto and his s/o are falling out in the Regalia ,with the guys presence, because Prompto passes now more time with Cindy? At some point she angrily tells him that if things are like that he wouldn't be a problem if she go out to dinner with a guys who they have meet in Lestallum (Prompto can't stand him because he clearly tried to get his s/o attention).

I’m writing all the dramatic ones today and I have no regrets LMAO! Let the drama ensue~! Also, I think I missed out on a few elements of your request- feel free to request a follow-up to this ficlet once requests are open once again! <3

Tagging: @rubyphilomela, @itshaejinju, @blindbae, @airlea-sicarius, @the-lucian-archives, @nifwrites and @lady-asuka <3

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Rocky Road-trip (Prompto x Reader SFW)

Noctis stared at Ignis through the rear-view mirror with worried midnight blue eyes. His gaze flickered between Prompto’s blond head that was tilted down and reading a text message he no doubt received from Cindy, and your clenched fists that were barely settled on your knees. You were sitting up and forward between Gladio and Noctis, barely able to restrain yourself as you gritted your teeth, fully aware of why Prompto had playfully told you to ‘shut up’ while he checked his precious text messages.

“I can’t believe this! I’m right here and you’re texting another woman!” You finally spat out, unable to hold in your frustration any longer. Prompto turned his head towards you, an incredulous look on his youthful, freckled face.

Ignis quickly glanced at Prompto before shaking his head and turning back to the road. His grip tightened on the steering wheel, known very well what was about to transpire in the Regalia. You and Prompto were about to have a couple’s spat. And by the looks of it, it was going to be a bad one.

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Proper Date Manners

approximately 7k of fake dating, un-fake feelings, and Jane Austen!

based on this tumblr post

ransom & holster belong to ngozi, creator of @omgcheckplease

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“Bro. Don’t look now, but that girl’s been checking you out for the last fifteen minutes.”

“‘Swawesome,” Ransom said, keeping his eyes on his phone.

Holster frowned. “Dude. When I said 'don’t look now,’ I didn’t mean for you to actually not look.”

Ransom shrugged. “I don’t really feel like hooking up tonight, man.”

Holster squinted at his best friend. “You 'haven’t felt like hooking up’ for the last three months, Rans. I thought you said your breakup with March was mutual?”

“It was,” Ransom insisted, but Holster wasn’t convinced. Three months was a lot in college time, and a guy as attractive as Ransom wouldn’t be having any trouble getting a date unless he didn’t want one. Which meant…

“Are you still upset about it?”

“No.”

“Then there’s no reason for you not to let me hook you up, is there?”

Ransom probably thought he looked casual, but Holster knew his best friend. He could see the way Ransom’s fingers tightened around his phone case at Holster’s question. So when he said, “Guess not,” Holster didn’t waste a moment in slinging an arm around Ransom’s shoulders and steering him towards the girl he’d noticed. Ransom was an amazing guy. He deserved to have a nice time.

Of course, Holster would have really liked to be the one showing Ransom a nice time… but that was beside the point.

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anonymous asked:

I can't remember. Does Dean know about the angel laying with a human taboo, or did the audience only hear about that?

Hi there. I was curious about this too, and the transcript isn’t posted yet (ack!), so I finally had a chance to rewatch 12.10 to check for myself.

From the flashback scenes, I was under the impression that they occurred while Cas (and Lily) were telling their respective stories, so Sam and Dean may not have gotten a word-for-word exact rendering of the scenes, but the implication is that the “stories” we’re witnessing contained the information we were shown in flashback. Hence the “storytelling flashback” device.

So I started rewatching the entire episode, just because, and OH MY GOSH, can I hijack this reply for a few minutes to flail about the differences between Cas in 12.12 and certain direct parallels to Ishim in 12.10? I’m only about 1/3 into the episode so far, but so far these things have stood out to me so strongly that they may as well have been written in highlighter, or neon lights like the big glowing HOT COFFEE sign in the diner above Ishim’s head.

  1. Ishim accuses Cas of having no home and no family (and in 12.12 Cas finally believes that he truly DOES)
  2. Ishim receives a wound to his side (in the exact same spot Cas is wounded in 12.12)
  3. The wounds were delivered by someone who had just wanted to be left alone (Lily had just wanted to live safely with her daughter, Ramiel had just wanted to hang out and go fishing)
  4. Like Cas in 12.12, Ishim was unable to heal his own wound (he holds his hand up to it and extends his fingers like he’s trying, and like Cas said, “something’s wrong” and he was unable to heal himself.
  5. Both wounds were healed by an outside force, and after Ishim’s healed, he comments (and demonstrates with one-arm push-ups) that he hasn’t felt so powerful in a millennium, and Cas was visibly weakened. After Cas was healed, are we also to also assume he feels more powerful than he has in ages?
  6. Lily has a similar wound, which she heals herself by burning up a piece of her own soul.
  7. Cas beginning to come to terms with the fact that Sam and Dean are willing to go to the same reckless lengths for HIM that he’s willing to go to for THEM. That comes to fruition in 12.12. And then Dean says without hesitation that Cas is their family (remember squeeing over that three weeks ago? ‘Cause I do. :P)
  8. We essentially get TWO versions of this story (Ishim’s POV– the “story” he’d told Cas all those years ago in order to make him believe they were on a “righteous mission” from Heaven in killing May– and then Lily’s story, which still lacked ONE element of truth. All these years, she’d never understood WHY Ishim was able to convince the rest of his flight that May needed to die. She was SHOCKED when Sam revealed they believed her child was a nephilim. But that’s when we finally understood the full truth. How Lily began to understand that ISHIM ALONE was truly responsible for what had happened to her The rest of the angels were lied to). Only after hearing both are Sam and Dean able to observe the truth. In 12.12, we also see multiple “outside pov’s), after which Sam and Dean are finally able to “see the truth.” They’re still missing the key piece of the story… WHY MARY WAS SENT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  9. Lily’s shock upon Cas saving HER life and killing Ishim instead. Sort of like everyone’s shock on Crowley saving Cas’s life by potentially putting himself at a disadvantage…
  10. (and 12.12 ended with the still-unresolved fact of WHY they raided Ramiel’s house in the first place… the larger betrayal is still afoot.)

So I should probably get back to answering your actual question here, yes? >.>

Castiel delivers the line to Akobel about the “most sacred oath,” He says, “You have lain with a human and you fathered a nephilim. You have broken our most sacred oath, and the penalty is death.” After Ishim enters the house and we hear Lily cry out and May scream, we return to Cas in the present telling this entire tale to Sam and Dean.

Cas says that they completed a mission, and Dean replies, shaking his head, “Some mission.”

We are left to believe that Cas related ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE WITNESSED in that flashback in order for Sam and Dean to understand WHY going to Earth to murder a random little girl was the business of Heaven, you know? At a time when their presence on Earth was something they seemed to avoid at all costs. 

Would Cas have phrased the “death sentence speech” the same way while retelling the story? Quoting the bit about the most sacred oath?

Would he have mentioned that Akobel had to die because “He’d lain with a human and fathered a nephilim,” or would that just be an unremarked upon footnote to the story?

The fact that we’re shown Cas telling them both the beginning AND the end of the story is a visual “frame”bookending everything we see in the flashback. It’s a plot device that typically implies, “The story the character A is telling to the other characters is conveying the information you are seeing dramatized.”

As a plot device, we’re left to assume that EVERYONE WHO HEARD THE STORY knows all the information that was conveyed to us via the flashback.

So yeah, It’s safe to assume Dean knows. We’re SUPPOSED to assume that Dean knows.

notamister  asked:

(1/3) hey, I just stumbled upon your skam & bipolar posts, so I wanted to ask how you feel about the last Evak scene in 3x10, where Isak tells Even he can't have the drugs as they're bad for Even but denies that they're bad for himself. I always think Even looks like a child being scolded by his parents, like he heard that it's bad for him too many times. What struck me the most though was Isak literally saying that it's his job to decide what's good for Even and what not. I know that

The first time I saw the scene, I cringed a bit. There’s a fine line between making sure someone’s OK and monitoring and I felt that Isak was treading it badly. But then someone pointed out it looks more like affectionate banter than anything.

We have to remember Even and Sonja were dating for a very long time. Because bipolar’s onset is, on average, in people’s twenties (although it can be argued that since it takes, on average, ten years for someone to get properly diagnosed, that probably comes into play). Even has obviously had his bipolar start earlier than that.

My headcanon is that Even got diagnosed while he was dating Sonja.
That their relationship was probably already kind of ending (you rarely stay with your “high school sweetheart”, they started dating at 15) but when Even got diagnosed, Sonja probably felt a bit guilty. Afraid to “drop him”. They probably still had affection for each other. Just not romantic. Sonja got stuck in this strange self appointed nurse role, and Even probably stayed out of comfort too. They both felt it was easier to just keep going. They were also very young.
I don’t blame Sonja for feeling like she had to take care of Even as if she was his doctor. She was young and didn’t know better.

But Isak isn’t in that same position.
Even already had episodes when they met. He learned about it quickly (quicker than Sonja I’m guessing) and they had a chance to have a fresher start, so to speak, than Even had with Sonja.
Plus Isak had Sonja tell him to not be a nurse. She admitted she had been wrong in how she had treated Even’s illness. That he just needed to be there for Even. When he asked if he should bring Even to his parents (which I feel would’ve been problematic, implying Even didn’t have enough agency over himself, treating him like people treat children), Sonja told him not to. That Even was good where he was.
Sonja gave Even’s the best breakup gift by telling Isak not be a nurse to Even. Telling him there was nothing he had to do aside from being there for him and take things one minute at a time.
Which was the healthiest advice she could have given him.

Finally, Isak certainly noticed Even’s reaction when Sonja tried to tell him not to drink too much at the Halloween pregame. And when Sonja tried to hurt Isak and told him that Even shouldn’t smoke weed. He naturally equates these two to negative outcomes, I feel. And he knows better. 
“Only you can feel what you feel.” Isak said that.
Not to forget, either, that Isak used to judge his mum seemingly solely through her illness and used to make assumptions about her. Assumptions that got shattered into pieces when he came out to her and she reacted with nothing but love and support, showing him that people are not their illnesses.
And illnesses are not this one black and white thing.

So I think that, when Isak snatched the weed away from Even, it was him being half serious half playful. Reminding him gently that smoking might not be the best right now. But he acknowledged that it would be monitoring and talking down to Even to do so seriously. (The way he says “for me it’s perfectly fine!”. And the following banter about seeing a poster asking for someone to be Even’s boyfriend AND carer.)
To me, that was him acknowledging that behaving like Even’s carer would be a big mistake and not something he was interested in doing. That he could still gently and straight forwardly try to help Even manage his illness, but without set rules or ultimatums or forgetting that, ultimately, Even is his own person and capable of making his own decisions.

I think that was a great way to end the season. Showing that they were able to talk about it and even joke about it. “So long as you’re wearing clothes.” That it was not this huge taboo, this Damocles’ sword balancing above their heads.

Again, it’s a fine line between being someone’s carer and someone’s partner.
I think Even found a partner in Isak. Not another nurse.

[masterpost of my metas about bipolar on SKAM]

Long Distance ~ 10K/Reader

Requested by Anon:

“Ok, check this: imagine based in season one. Reader is on the north pole with Citizen Z (no questions asked). IMAGINE flirting with 10k via cameras etc when Citizen Z isn’t in the room. wow my heart is exploding at the thought i can't”

This was harder to write than I imagined, sorry its short! 


“Simon, this is the most boring job ever. I never thought I’d get stuck in the apocalypse with you.” You huffed, kicking your feet up on to the desk. 

“I told you, Y/N. It’s Citizen Z now. Don’t use my real name.” Citizen Z covered the microphone as if it was still recording. You rolled your eyes.

“If my calculations are correct Operation Bite-mark should be coming through this area soon. We need to update them with the new CDC coordinates.”

“Do you really think this is going to work?” You said uncertainly. You’d been stuck at Camp Northern Light longer than you remembered and if Murphy was your only hope it really wasn’t much hope at all.

“It has to.”

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Being Dean’s Daughter Would Include...
  • forehead kisses
  • like, lots of them
  • “Dad, can I-”
  • “No”
  • shooting for the first time with his gun
  • sneaking small bites of the pie he told you not to touch when he and Sam are on a hunt
  • ending up eating the whole pie
  • and not feeling guilty about it
  • singing in the shower when no one is home
  • Dean listening to your singing when he is home
  • not being able to go anywhere without Cas watching over you
  • him teaching you to drive the Impala, but Dean getting too nervous and tells you to switch
  • you having to drive the Impala back after a bad hunt
  • worrying about your dad every time he leaves, even if its just to the store
  • being used as leverage against dad and uncle Sam
  • complaining about how hard baby’s seats are
  • tripping over your own feet and choking on air
  • but still being so elegantly graceful on hunts
  • Dean remembering you as a toddler
  • insisting that you’re fine, but Dean knows better
  • you crying in his arms, only to make a joke and make both of you laugh
  • “Can I drive?”
  • “Am I dead?”
  • “Not yet.”
  • “Then no.”
  • being into classic rock more than Dean, which creeps Sam out
  • you going to Sam when your dad tells you ‘No.’
  • eating halloween candy together and laughing at the haunted houses
  • him giving you his gun as your first
  • always making sure you had everything he could possibly give you
  • Sam picking on your hair
  • you picking on Sam’s hair
  • “Dad, there is a case-”
  • “No.”
  • being the target of all Supernatural creatures
  • having your anti posession tattoo somewhere hidden
  • knowing how to pick a lock and hotwire a car since you were 12
  • also knowing how to lie your way out of anything
  • none of the tricks Dean taught you work on him
  • Dean always being proud of you 

lol funny story one time in the 11th grade I had a picture of jungkook as my background and this girl saw and was like “ooh Rachael who’s that” and without thinking I was just like “bae” and she was like “he’s cute Rachael~” and she would periodically ask about him and idk that’s how I accidentally convinced a girl in my class that I was dating jungkook

the signs as drake lyrics
  • Aries: Remember I deleted all my other girls’ numbers out the phone for you?/Remember when you had to take the BAR exam, I drove in the snow for you/Yeah, you probably don't remember half the shit a n*gga did for you (How About Now)
  • Taurus: You know they all actin' different now/And I, I just can't pretend/Seen too much, it's so hard for me to let new people in/I can't change, this shit set in stone (Legend)
  • Gemini: N*ggas want my spot and don't deserve it/I don't like how serious they take themselves/I've always been me I guess I know myself/Shakiness? Man I don't have no time for that (Know Yourself)
  • Cancer: I’m hearing all of the jokes, I know that they tryna push me/I know that showing emotion don’t ever make mean I’m a pussy” (Lord Knows)
  • Leo: Lately I feel the haters eating away at my confidence/They scream out my failures and whisper my accomplishments (6PM In New York)
  • Virgo: The other day Lissa told me she missed the old me/Which made me question when I went missing/And when I start treating my friends different (The Resistance)
  • Libra: She's just a little too perfect/She's just a little too worth it/I don't deserve her at all, no not at all/I only text her, man I never call/I'm still a canine at heart, I'm a dog (Company)
  • Scorpio: You say you dropping 10 pounds preparing for summer/And you don’t do it for the man, men never notice/You just do it for yourself you’re the fucking coldest (Fancy)
  • Sagittarius: I'm all over the place, I can't sit in one place/I'm not ashamed at all/Still finding myself, let alone a soulmate, I'm just saying (Jungle)
  • Capricorn: Gotta get myself together/I've been thinking about everything/I don't know if it's because I'm lonely/Lonely on a Wednesday night (Wednesday Night Interlude)
  • Aquarius: The woman that I would try/Is happy with a good guy/But I've been drinking so much/That imma call her anyway (Marvin's Room / Buried Alive Interlude)
  • Pisces: Why are we wasting our relationship on a relationship?/Why are we rushing and forcing it? This isn't making sense/Why are we focused on things that don't even mean nothing, girl?/Why can we not find the time and sit down and discuss it, girl?/Let me at least tell you my side of things, man (My Side)

anonymous asked:

I hope you paid attention to Lana last weekend. I hope you and your little group of immature friends will stop telling people she dissed GQ. She loved it. She loves working with Bobby. They didn't play father daughter relationship. Oh and the way Bobby talked about Belle? He was so bored! I can't wait for the Happily Ending Convention when he will talk about GQ too! Oh and the picture you used to diss me? HAHA. I hope you enjoyed your scenes: Belle looking at Rumple like he is the center of her

universe (bitch doesn’t even care about anyone else, at least Regina cares for her son and friends too and doesn’t just wait for Rumple to choose her… that’s the difference between a little girl and a woman) while he couldn’t care less. She keeps throwing herself at him and he doesn’t give a damn. He cares for her because she is the mother of his son (and Regina couldn’t give him a new child, even Pan made it clear Belle’s best quality is her fertility) but he doesn’t look at her the way he once did. Go rewatch the season, you won’t find one moment to show that he is into her. Once you go Queen, you never go bookworm. Of course Belle always was second best to Rumple because he never believed he could have Regina. Remember when he left her to rot in a hospital because Regina needed him to comfort her? But sure, GQ subtext is only in our minds. I can’t wait for Bobby to talk about this! I hope that will finally shut you antis up. Don’t you ever call us gross again or try to use Lana against us! She and Bobby love this story. But did you hear how Bobby dissed Belle? Go and gif that if you find giffing these conventions so funny! Go gif how Bobby and Lana talk about each other! Or is that not you your liking? So sad, remind me to shed a few tears for you. Enjoy the musical episode this week. Wait, I hear your little vanilla girl is not in it because Emilie can’t even sing! xoxo

Hey, first of all, wow, this was so fun to wake up to. I really appreciate it.

I have never claimed Lana isn’t good at working with Bobby, or that they dislike each other. I think they’re very close co-workers who obviously have good on-screen chemistry. HOWEVER, Lana did say Golden Queen was weird (Rebecca Mader did, too!). Lana called their relationship “whatever that was” - she didn’t call it a true love romance like you seem to think it is. Lana HAS said they played it as a father-daughter relationship. Multiple times. You coming to my inbox multiple times is the definition of pathetic. I have never messaged a “GQer” to tell them why I think they’re crazy. I keep that to my DMs or TAGGED posts. I’m sure Lana wouldn’t want you to insult one of her GOOD FRIENDS, Emilie. You’re clearly insensitive if you can’t respect Emilie choosing not to sing because she literally has a complex from a bad ex-boyfriend about it.

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I would argue Belle cares about everyone in that town, given she is severely anti-murder and even hangs out with Regina, Zelena, and Hook, who have done the worst things imaginable to her/her significant other. But you REALLY must not be watching this show if you don’t know Belle cares about HER SON more than anyone else. 

I saw zero indication Rumple wanted a child with Regina. He wanted one with CORA, you know, her MOTHER (thus why Lana/Bobby treated it as a weird father/daughter relationship, because she could have been his kid). GQ subtext is 100% all in your mind. Regina locked Belle up because she knew Rumple and Belle were True Love and that she could use Belle as a pawn against Rumple, which she has done, multiple times. Rumple told everyone he would kill them if they hurt Belle in his absence when he went to New York. Regina then ALTERED BELLE’S ENTIRE MEMORY/PERSONALITIES, because the way to mess with Rumple is THROUGH BELLE. Belle wasn’t pregnant in Season 2, they were just dating, so you can’t say he protected her because of Gideon. Rumple also stood with Snow and protected her against REGINA after Cora’s death. Later in Season 4, Regina took Belle’s heart and gave Rumple a tearful reunion with Belle, so she could get back to Robin Hood, aka her actual true love who you keep ignoring in these delusional messages.

It’s a new low to twist Bobby’s words. He didn’t sound bored when he said, “It would have to be Belle, of course. Because I love Belle, I have to say that, she’s my wife.” He sounded pretty upbeat, it was cute as hell. Of course, an actor like him wouldn’t play a princess-y character because they’re not as complex as Rumplestiltskin or the Evil Queen. But he commended Ginny and Emilie for playing those roles. Bobby also went on to bring up Emilie on ON HIS OWN when asked about playing highly emotional scenes, he said they’ve got a fantastic relationship and that she makes it so easy to work together. Emilie can go to the “dark place” with him that he has to get to to do Rumplestiltskin. He did not bring up Lana that way. He just brought up the EQ to say he would want to play her if he had to change roles - however, every other person said Rumplestiltskin. Rumple and the EQ are the two most interesting characters on the show, I am not going to deny you that, but Bobby said NOTHING about GQ, and nothing to insult Belle.

Every damn thing Rumplestiltskin does is for Belle, and as of 5B, for Gideon as well. I don’t know how you can ignore this. Emilie, Bobby, Adam, and Eddy will all tell you this. 

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It must be terrible to have the Wish Realm Queen happily with Robin and regular Regina and Rumple have no real interest in each other. But I don’t feel bad for you, because you’re delusional and clearly watching this show with distorted shipper goggles. I was just so honored to be the person you targeted after going after @thatravenclawbitch. I’m going to block you now, but I hope you had fun. Please don’t start messaging anyone else. It won’t hurt you to log off the internet sometimes and keep your thoughts to yourself, or to other GQers. I hope you enjoy the finale when Rumbelle get a happily ever after together. :)

Mihashi and 0 Self Esteem

So my sister brought up how Mihashi’s narrative is similar to an abuse narrative - it’s true that Mihashi is a giant negative person who cries a lot, but it’s not that simple.

Mihashi is incredibly negative and has 0 self esteem because of what happened to him on his middle school baseball team - he was severely bullied (members even threatened to break his arm so he’d stop pitching) and ignored by most of the team (except Kanou). Mihashi also doesn’t communicate in a common manner - he tends to leave phrases out of his sentences when he speaks and as Hanai commented, the way he fidgets etc. annoys people, or supposedly “provokes” people into wanting to bully him. Which is honestly a really shitty mentality (and ableist???). Basically it just means that Mihashi is a really easy target for bullying. [anger noises]

But Mihashi also feels that he deserves all of this, for not being good (how much do you want to bet that Mihashi begged Kanou to not do anything, that he’d handle it on his own or something like that, and Kanou never realized how bad the bullying it was - REMINDER: THEY WANTED TO BREAK MIHASHI’S ARM). This is a similar mentality to abuse (but regarding bullying instead), where the victim finds blame in themself and internalizes a bunch of shit. 

So like, when people say that Mihashi cries too much and is wimpy and stuff, I honestly wish they would shut up.

I mean Mihashi was crying when he told Kanou that he was going to quit baseball forever - he even studied to get out of Mihoshi, and Mihashi is terrible at studying. When Mihashi first comes to Nishiura and checks out the baseball club he doesn’t intend to enter but accidentally lets it slip that he’s a pitcher. But before he pitches anything at all, he immediately break down crying because he thinks that his pitching is worth nothing (but he loves pitching so much that he couldn’t help himself). Mihashi really has 0 self esteem.

And so the meeting with Abe is incredibly important. Because if Mihashi hadn’t met Abe, he might have fallen into depression.

(from my fav abemiha doujinshi, which points this out)

Mihashi only has baseball. Mihashi’s only way to really “communicate” with people in a way that they’d understand properly was baseball.

As Sakaeguchi notes:

Back then, he was treated as though he didn’t exist and felt like an invisible man. But on the mound you can’t start until the pitcher throws. While standing on the mound, you know that you truly matter.

If he gave up the mound, his essence would disappear.

Despite being bound by various contradictions and self doubt, and even while becoming a black sheep, Mihashi never let go of the mound during middle school.

And so if Mihashi had really quit baseball (and he was going to, honestly, if Abe hadn’t demanded to see him pitch), Mihashi probably wouldn’t have made any friends and would probably be alone. This is actually supported by canonical evidence:

It’s really depressing to think about, which is why this other doujinshi by Clap Your Hands is important.

What if Abe hadn’t gone to Nishiura? What if no one had really, decisively reached out to Mihashi, even going as far to tell him that they liked him?

The reason why Abe is so important to Mihashi, to the point where Mihashi places Abe on a pedestal and constantly repeats “I’ll just pitch as you say” is because Abe is the only person Mihashi really thinks likes him. Abe is the only person who actively reached out, when he knew nothing about Mihashi, and just straight up told Mihashi that he liked Mihashi

So Mihashi starts thinking of Abe as some magical thing - as long as he follows Abe, everything will be okay. People will like Mihashi because Mihashi can be useful when Abe’s in control. Everyone in the past hated Mihashi because he wasn’t useful, so the only way for anyone to like him is for him to be useful (brb crying). 

Which is why Mihashi fears losing Abe above all. Mihashi is afraid of Abe for the entire “bad communication arc” (from the start of the series until they lose at the bijou game) on some level because Mihashi has entrusted his entire mental wellbeing to Abe’s existence and acceptance of him. Which is a bad thing to do, but entirely understandable given Mihashi’s character and lack of self esteem. Mihashi always worries that Abe is mad, that Abe will want to leave them. If Abe isn’t there, Mihashi can’t be useful - if Abe isn’t there, then Mihashi will be utterly alone. 

And at the same time, Mihashi’s negative feedback loop is what actually infuriates Abe (not for very long lol, Abe is just prickly) and so Mihashi and Abe’s relationship for the entire bad communication arc, despite how many cute moments it has, is unbalanced. Mihashi needs constant reassurance, but Abe can’t provide that - no one can provide that. Abe also fundamentally doesn’t get Mihashi, which leads to other communication break downs. 

But all those cute moments from the bad communication arc also have a purpose - I’ve spammed character analysis tags about why Abe has control problems; but the main thing to remember is that Abe and Mihashi are both placing their worth / hopes in each other.

Abe: I’ll devote myself to you for the next three years.

Mihashi: As long as I follow Abe’s directions, everything will be okay.

Which is why Abe getting injured is so fundamentally important. It directly challenges the unbalanced dynamic they’ve set up (destroying their promise that “Abe won’t get injured for 3 years”), and it forces Mihashi to reevaluate how others see him. Tajima as the character who actually understands Mihashi’s speech patterns becomes the replacement catcher, and that’s the first time Mihashi ever shakes his head at his own volition (reminder: the catcher from Mihoshi hated Mihashi and refused to give signs). Mihashi then discovers that it’s okay to say no. It’s okay to disagree, it’s okay to work together to find a compromise. (Meanwhile in the dugout Abe finally comes to terms that his relationship with Mihashi is wrong and resolves to apologize, good for you). In healthy relationships, your “no” is respected.

At the same time Mihashi also learns that he was forcing all the responsibility onto Abe, and that he shouldn’t put all his worth in Abe’s hands. Tajima is there, Hanai is there, the rest of the team supports Mihashi (ONE OUT!). Mihashi is liked and valued, even when he slips up sometimes. They just need to have confidence.

Which is why I love oofuri so much, because it’s just so character driven. Mihashi and Abe are both amazing (and cute!!) characters, and they help each other grow so much. 

 If he still feels like he belongs here even if he gives up the mound, that’s great.

These past two months have been wild but a complete blessing.
To my followers, new and old. Thank you so much for continuing to support my art! <3 You guys are the reason I’m motivated to keep drawing everyday ^_^
Thank you to the skk discord server, for making me laugh and filling my days with such warmth and kindness. I love you all so, so much. 
I will continue to work hard for you guys!  がんばります~

(Individual shoutouts below the cut)

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