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anonymous asked:

tell me a minseok headcanon

OK, OMG LEMME TELL U HOW I THINK HE IS WITH TAN (im just gonna refer to tan as she/her b/c i’d love it if she were a baby girl like soo’s pups soooo…consider that part of my headcanon, that he just wanted a pretty lil baby girl to take care of 😫)

  • i think when minseok first got tan he was probably really superrrr gentle with her, like i’m talking overly so. for instance, she’s a long-haired kitty who probably requires a lot of brushing and omgggggggg, in the beginning i’m sure he was sooooooo cautious and he baaarely touched her with the brush. to the point that she probably got ANNOYED with him, like 😾“for the love of GOD man, BRUSH ME!!” and tried to express her needs the way cats do, all arching into the brush and meowing at him and giving him a “wtf?” look. and minseok would’ve gotten the message loud and clear right away but he woulda still been more gentle than necessary for quite a long time as he slowwwwly became accustomed to her wants, needs, and expectations omg i die 😭
  • minseok probably cleans her litter box like 3x a day
  • he buys her all the top-of-the-line toys and treats and foods and just spoils her rotten my god :(((( when he was in japan for cbx’s japanese debut he even said he wasn’t focused on buying himself any souvenirs, he just wanted to bring back japanese treats for tan to try 😖
  • he plays SOOOOOOO well with her!! and LOVES it too, like he definitely just LAUGHS AND LAUGHS and has the best time watching her do dumb wonderful cat things :(((
  • he DEFINITELY talks to her. about all manner of things. in her language as well as his. 😂😂 he tells her his joys, his sorrows, his secrets, just absolutely EVERYTHING, and he’s full of compliments for her all the time too
  • exo have all been really amazed with how much she’s taken over his life, like that’s actual canon, and i bet he has so many videos and pics of her on his phone and that he shares them with absolutely everyone he comes in contact with in his life to the point that they’re so over it but he doesn’t care, he just loves her so much, she’s the funniest cutest prettiest cat in the world as far as he’s concerned, and he says so like every single day to anyone who’ll listen and to the backs of ppl’s heads if they won’t
  • exo knows that these days when minseok’s talking about his “little sister” he’s rlly talking about tan. his actual (read: human) little sister knows this too and has learned to accept it 😆
  • he’ll defend his status as a cat person all day long to the rest of exo, and every example of feline greatness he’ll supply will be anecdotal evidence from the time he’s spent with tan 😊😊

let’s take a break from this headcanon for a NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT FUN FACT!! the cat fanciers’ association describes the norwegian forest cat’s expressions as “striking and distinctive” and makes note of their “large, almond shaped eyes”. additionally, norwegian forest cats are known for having soft voices and gentle, friendly personalities and HELLO all of that also describes min!! now where were we….

  • A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER THRU AND THRU, ARE U KIDDING ME?!?!?! i bet he read up on different breeds ahead of time to decide which one was right for him and really weighed his options carefully and took the whole process so seriously, probably got her from a rlly reputable breeder and just went about everything the responsible way. he most likely pondered getting a cat for a really long time and researched how to raise one properly and makes such a huge effort to give her the best life possible 😭😭😭
  • minseok is definitely super respectful whenever she needs some chill time away from him seeing as he fully gets that, and rlly when she’s in that “leave me be” mode it makes him smile cause he’s like “hell yeh binch, i get it! lol, SAME!”
  • ok, not rlly a headcanon but just the fact that min was rlly afraid of cats and decided all by himself to confront his fear by GETTING ONE OF HIS OWN, that’s WILD man who does that?? a constantly-challenging-himself-to-grow-and-evolve man!! an “i refuse to live in fear!” man!!!
  • sometimes he just loses himself in silently observing her? like he’ll just watch her watching the world outside his window and start thinking about what she could possibly be thinking about and the next thing he knows 3 hrs have passed, his whole day is shot, and he still has no idea what’s inside her mind, but he has zeroooo regrets ://
  • if she ever gets sick he’ll just cancel everything to stay home and monitor her around the clock, 25/8, b/c the thought of trusting anybody else with her care just…..doesn’t sit well with him at all, no one can take care of her the way he needs her to be cared for, and “her well-being IS my responsibility after all!” if he really DOES need someone to catsit for any amount of time, he has a 3-pg word doc saved on his computer that he prints out for the sitter to refer to, full of very specific instructions. and the whole time he’s away from her he’s just fretting.
  • he most likely wasn’t so into her getting up on his bed at first but now he can’t sleep unless she’s purring right by his head :((( and he loves being woken up by her rlly light meows and her stomping on his (naked) chest HA
  • maybe the reason he doesn’t show us a lot of pics of her is b/c he wants to like….respect her kitty privacy or something?? LMFAO what an adorable loser :((((

That’s always been the biggest problem in being a mutant…. no one will let you act human.

Avengers Vol. 1 #252 by Roger Stern & Bob Hall

There’s been a lot of ink spilled about the limitations and drawbacks inherent to minority metaphors – at this point, I think even and The Cat Fanciers’ Association have ‘here’s why X-Men’s kinda lowkey offensive’ articles – and much of that has to do with the heavy-handed approach that’s used.

I think this is a good example of The Metaphor being used to make a finer point about bigotry than “GIANT ROBOT KILLS MUTANTS.” There is an intense scrutiny that comes with being a minority and a pressure to not let things get to you. To never be angry. To never express any emotion that might make someone uncomfortable, no matter the circumstance.

To quote Teju Cole’s piece on Kony 2012 and the White Savior Industrial Complex:

People of color, women, and gays – who now have greater access to the centers of influence that ever before – are under pressure to be well-behaved when talking about their struggles. There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged” even in those cases when it would be more honest to say “racist”; we agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic. One cumulative effect of this policed language is that when someone dares to point out something as obvious as white privilege, it is seen as unduly provocative. Marginalized voices in America have fewer and fewer avenues to speak plainly about what they suffer; the effect of this enforced civility is that those voices are falsified or blocked entirely from the discourse.