____ We (and Natalie) have a few different Borderlands headcanons and this is one of them, let’s call it ‘Rhys adventures as a Presequel character’ :D There is a plot hidden behind these art-seria, but nevermind it. Just look at the pictures xD
I don’t make commentary posts like this but after the bomb I really want to say something about the interpretation of Lapis’ behavior in Raising the Barn.
I find it ridiculous that there’s lapidot shippers posting images and gifs from the bomb of Lapis desperately trying to taking Peridot with her to space and finding it cute. Like no, the point of the episode was to show that Peridot shouldn’t feel obligated to bend to Lapis’ every will, and what does Lapis do in response when she doesn’t get it her way? Steal all of Peridot’s things, plus the very place she called home, and bounced.
The message this episode SHOULD’VE conveyed is that Lapis isn’t emotionally mature enough to handle an intimate relationship. Peridot was probably one of the closest friends she had on Earth, and even after all that time she still expected Peridot to be the sole benefactor of their relationship. Peridot gives, and she takes. And the moment it stopped being like that, she left Peridot behind and took everything Peridot had with her (minus Pumpkin but she didn’t exactly want to go either, not like Lapis bothered to respect that).
The message is that Lapis can’t handle intimate relationships. She’s hasn’t grown much from the Malachite incident; the only difference was that she forcefully got her way with Jasper by bounding her at the bottom of the ocean and venting her hatred out on her, while with Peridot she was handed her way on a silver platter. But at the end of the day, indirectly or not, they both gave her a sense of control and entitlement.
Lapis can’t hold a healthy relationship (romantic or otherwise), at least not with the behavior she’s expressed towards Peridot in the bomb. She still has loose ends with Jasper, after all– and, in my opinion, until she goes back and fully take responsibility for the damage she left on Jasper (and pushing her away is definitely NOT taking responsibility) she’ll never be able to maintain a healthy relationship with anyone else.
So, please stop making any of her interactions with Peridot in the bomb ’cute’. They were borderline manipulative at best.
“You could slowly start to resume normal physical activity.”
“Hey. Hey, Danny. You awake?”
Head nestled into his pillow, Danny is much too snoozy and satisfied to answer. He’s just drifting off when familiar hands land on his back, fingers poking in a quest for attention. With a grunt, he gives in and blinks his eyes open. “What, babe? What, what?”
Steve looks delicious, all rumpled, his hair a mess and a goofy smile on his face. “I’m really grateful that you asked.”
Sometimes it’s hard to explain to people how I simultaneously love girls so freaking much but also have internalized lesbophobia that makes it harder for me to view myself in a loving and committed relationships with a woman because of society’s fetishization of lesbians and wlw to the point where being with a girl just feels like I’m part of some kink to get straight men off
Me, rubbin my lil gay robo hands together: “ ok,,,but what if….flug n hat,,,,,treat each other with respect and love each other lots n care for each other and listen to each others problems and go shopping together and just chill n also play vibo games togther ,,,,,,,,”
I got to do a short animation recently for Fox ADHD! 8 billion trillion dogs crammed into two weeks. Super grateful and mystified to work with these cool people, especially since my things are pretty pg/cute for their audience. You can watch it [here!]