I have mixed feelings about the way people approach Wolfstar height in fanfic, as canonically I believe Sirius is described as fairly tall (though that may just be young Harry’s perspective) and I don’t believe Remus’ height is ever really remarked on in the books. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Remus can’t canonically be taller than Sirius, and the fanon definitely tends toward a tall Remus and a slightly shorter Sirius, which I feel is quite satisfying as well as congruous to their overall personas/dynamic.
So when writers imply that Sirius is a bit taller, I maybe don’t prefer it, but I generally make allowances, as they’re thinking it through and going based on canon in a sense. But when writers try to make Remus all tiny and meek and gracile compared to Sirius, I just cannot stand it.
Remus may be thinner (though the weight issue may be different post-Azkaban, when Sirius is basically all sallow, tightly-stretched skin and well-formed bones), but there’s no reason that must mean he’s just smaller all around. And if we are going strictly off the books’ information, there is an illustration in POA depicting Padfoot, Moony, and Prongs as being around the same height, with Wormtail noticeably shorter.
I still can’t believe that Flint’s entire character, his whole persona, his ambitions, his entire life, is canonically based on his romantic love for another man. Literally everything that drives him stems from that love. Everything he’s trying to accomplish, everything he is. Captain Flint is literally a character created by a man who loved another man. And it’s canon.
if sarah j no mas kills tarquin (high lord of summer, sweetie pie galore, canonically black character, angel of the sea) in the next book i will be rioting, i will be looting, i will be protesting and i will be pissed
SJM having Lysandra, a shape-shifter, with the ability to turn into anything with absolutely no consequences, become a conventionally attractive white person with eurocentric features so she could become beautiful enough for people to help her.
me, an intellectual:
Marissa Meyer having Winter, a canon black character, as the most beautiful person on both the moon and the earth and have other's recognize this beauty in non-offensive ways.
- One of the most important people in their society is a black guy who got there by working hard
- Another is an undocumented Honduran immigrant who got there by just being awesome
- The most powerful character in it is autistic
- Canonically anorexic/bulimic/depressed lead supporting character who is also one of the most amazing people in the series
- Deals with loss and guilt
- One of the main themes is how society gets along as a whole and how everyone is important
- Has a terrorist group; shows their point of view but clearly demonstrates they’re in the wrong
- Deals with very real issues like alcoholism, drug abuse, weapon control, teen pregnancy etc
- Seriously, these books are awesome. I mean, there could still be more representation - I’m only halfway through Light so there’s still hope Brianna’s ace - but they are way ahead of so much other stuff right now.
Spoilers most likely so look away if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want spoilers…but…
This movie was amazing.
You have Zack a non cliche Asian man who is well developed and has a scene about his Mom and how much he loves her that just hits all the right emotional spots.
Trini who is an lgbt character who isn’t defined by that aspect, who isn’t apologetic about it and shows the struggle of accepting herself and the struggle that her family may not accept her. She’s strong and yes more could have been done with it, but it was an awesome step.
Kimberly who starts off as kind of the bland cheerleader girl but through the film we see that she’s not perfect and she has struggles and guilt. She fucked up and she knows it, it shows that one mistake won’t define who she is and she comes to terms with the fact that she has to live with it.
Billy who is arguably the best part of the movie is a male, black, canon autistic character who doesn’t falter from who he is and it’s beautiful. And there isn’t fun poked at his autism. When Jason has his wounds healed by getting the powers, Billy remains the same because their is nothing wrong with him and I think that sends an amazing message to both adults and kids. He is so well built and he deserves to be recognized for how well his character is done.
Lastly my boy Jason. What could have been the cliche white male jock leader is morphed into someone with flaws. He needs the others because he isn’t whole without them. He is allowed to cry, the team male leader is allowed to cry. That’s just so huge. Not only that but he builds a beautiful friendship with all of them and he hugs the other men, shows male affection without fear or homophobia or acting like being vulnerable and intimate is anything other than normal.
The fight scenes are okay, the plot is cheesy at times, the nostalgia is ripe. But, at the end of the day the core five are well done and have way more depth than I ever expected. I felt for these characters and even teared up at points in what was effectively a kids movie. I loved this and I think the representation in this film is crazy important.
Critics and other people can say whatever they want, I thought this was a damn fun and enjoyable movie.
He lowered a bouquet of tulips onto two empty graves
after the service, not wanting to get the emotional brute force of any of the
now decommissioned Overwatch operatives that had cried over two empty coffins.
Reinhardt had cried, Torbjörn had gone misty eyed, Lena had wailed like a hurt
dog, another friend metaphorically taking a dirt nap since the explosion had shredded
and burnt away their bodies.
The man that he had seen as a father Gabriel Reyes and
the great hero Jack Morrison were ashes in the still smoldering Swiss base. The
reports were confused but most seemed to agree that a disagreement went down
between Jack and Gabe and then there had suddenly been an explosion. Said
explosion took out the base, killed two and injured countless others.