god i wanted a damien redemption so bad fuck!!!! my hopes slipping i want to believe but i cant! hes just a dickbag
honestly i feel it i wanted one too like i want to believe that he could learn to use his power without always being a manipulative asshole (like chloe, for example, who sometimes slips up or goes too far but who is still doing her best and is a good person) but like… he’s Awful
i also think that this, esp the new ep, really is the point of no return for a damien redemption arc (also i think we all kind of know that, in our hearts, even damien stans). like there is… no way an apology would ever be genuine now, there is no way anyone would trust him (excluding mark, but stockholm syndrome doesn’t count thx), there’s no way anyone would like him or want to spend time with him… the damage is irreversibly done. and he isn’t sorry! he was put on the opposite end of his own power imbalance and it didn’t make him feel any remorse at all. if anything, he was sorry he wasn’t able to be a manipulative asshole. and his reaction when he found out mark cares about him was not a reaction of a man who cared back, it was the reaction of someone who sees people as tools and toys, and interpersonal relationships as prizes to be won. damien likes it because he wants to be liked, without having to like anyone, he wants unconditional forgiveness… he’s power hungry and he genuinely believes he’s entitled to that power. that he’s entitled to control people and he’s entitled to positive attention from people without ever having done anything to earn that besides lie and manipulate.
and that’s… not a man with a redemption story. or at least, that’s not a man i want to see redeemed. it’s clear he has no good intentions now. he’s selfish, manipulative, and abusive, and uses his power and his past as a front and an excuse (as opposed to an explanation, which is what they are).
like. is he a nuanced character with layer and explanations who i actually find very interesting? hell yeah. earlier in the show before his personal motivations and intentions were this clear, did i and probably lots of other people hope for a redemption arc? hell yeah. do i want to see a man who doesn’t take no for an answer and abuses people get redeemed especially now that we know his intentions are and always have been wholly selfish and in pursuit of his own power? i sure the fuck do not
tl;dr same but i’m two steps ahead and i already gave up on the damien redemption arc and my new hope is to hear the sweet sweet sound of damien getting his ass kicked again
In which I tell Legends of Tomorrow how to do it’s job regarding the Legion of Doom
The Legion of Doom story line could have been so much better if they actually played to the differences between the members and recognized the established canon qualities of those characters. (It’s not that I disliked the season, it’s just that it could have been so much more if they hadn’t decided that a watered-down Eobard Thawne was the best thing since sliced bread)
For one thing, all three of the main Legion members have wildly different motivations for wanting to change reality. Thawne is acting out of a very primal survival instinct- he’s being hunted and he wants to prevent being erased. It’s immediate and urgent and it’s going to make him dangerous and desperate. Darhk is the most supervillain-esque in his motivation- he also wants to avoid dying but it’s a very distant abstract thing for him (he knows he’s going to die 30+ years down the road- that’s a far cry from seeing a corpse-like monster coming for you every time you stay in one place for too long) but beyond that he wants power. Merlyn, on the other hand (ba dum tss), is actually primarily motivated by loss- most recently that has been loss of power, but his bigger concern has always been his family. Arrow 3x12 indicates that Merlyn is actually a lot more remorseful than he lets on, and when you come right down to it, losing his family is what changed him and given the option, he would potentially undo a lot his choices in order to regain his family. Merlyn wants his wife and son to be alive, and to repair his relationship with his daughter (he goes about these things in a horrible perverse way, of course, but the underlying idea isn’t evil. And of course he would definitely grab power along the way if he could. He was a billionaire ceo who was best friends with the Queen’s- he was never a saint).
Minutes felt like
long, unending hours as Sara’s rage grew and, Laurel’s silence becoming
overwhelming. John felt the news should have been delivered long ago but, Lance
felt that Felicity’s intent had been clear. They’d agreed that if the time came
they’d reveal her true intentions however both secretly hoped that she’d reveal
“Why didn’t you just tell us the truth from
the start dad?” Laurel muttered from her small corner of Felicity’s hospital
Frowning he replied, “She knew how he’d
react, she was counting on them waking up sooner…” His voice dropped another
octave when he muttered, “She thought the bond was stronger than
Four pairs of eyes flew to the small broken
woman hidden beneath layers of machines and harsh white fabric. Each of them
saw the angry, puffy red line along her neck. Each of them saw her chest still
rising and falling in time with the beeps of the machines. Each saw their own worst
nightmare coming to life but, it was Sara who saw the truth.
“She hid the truth because she knew him, she
knew them…” she echoed somberly.
Laurel’s head tilted upward, “Sara don’t
be dumb she didn’t know this.”
Sara’s small shrug and hearty laugh made both
men’s skin prickle with an almost eerie sense of remembrance. “You don’t
remember them Laurel, you didn’t see them as children. Oliver was many things
I’m sure but, Felicity was his anchor.”
Lance’s broken soul felt a small shred of
light tearing past his old, broken down gates. His daughter’s soft smile and
Laurel’s confused brow made his heart nearly skip a beat. Just as his lips
parted Sara glanced towards him. Their eyes locked and, their small smiles
grew. “You were with them dad, you were with her as she clawed her way
back to him. You know I’m right. Felicity wasn’t taking a stupid nor reckless
chance she was taking a calculated one.”
Sara’s soft smile faded into a fairly somber
one when Lance replied back, “When she faked her death she told me right
before the guards came for her that she saw him. She saw her Oliver staring out
through those dead lifeless eyes. She knew then that the only way to bring him
home was to…”
“Trigger an emotional response,” Sara
interrupted as Laurel added…
“You’re telling me that on some level she
knows it’s him?”
Standing at 180 cm tall Damien was the school’s Basketball captain. Many girls would throw themselves to him but he always rejected them. In fact, Damien had a crush on someone but it was not a girl but a boy. His name was Taylor, a swimmer in the school’s swim team. Damien had his eyes set on Taylor when he was 14 while passing by the swimming pool and saw Taylor and instantly fell in love with his beautiful chiseled face, soft brown hair and beautiful blue eyes that you could stare at them for ages, not to mention he already has a 6 pack. Now Taylor has a body of a Greek God, rock hard 8 pack abs and these round plump pecs that men would die for. Things got into Damien’s favor when Taylor was transferred to his class when they were 15. It was so coincidental that Taylor was arranged to sit next to Damien. They became best friends over the course of 3 years. They would eat together in their breaks,wait for each other after their training and spend time in each other’s homes doing projects and homework. And during these 3 years, Damien got hornier and hornier by the day. He yearned for Taylor’s plump pecs, his smooth sunkissed skin and the package between his legs. Every night Damien would dream that they would make love…..he dreamt that he would share a passionate kiss with Taylor. Interlocking their tounges together in their mouths. Afterward, Damien would caress Taylor’s body feeling his plump pecs and rock hard abs while he licked and sucked on Taylor’s raisin sized nipples. Soon he would slowly advance down to the package between Taylor’s legs. Damien had never seen his dick before but he always imagined that it was 6 inches of pure magic. Damien would suck Taylor’s dick while jerking his own dick off……before long Damien felt his dick pulsing, his balls contracting and before he knows it, he has ejaculated on his boxers…another wet dream….
Damien thought to himself “This could not last any longer,I have to make my move.”
He devised a plan…..he knew that Taylor would be the last person in the pool’s shower room….the perfect time to strike. He would also have finished his basketball training and he would be dirty and sweaty the perfect excuse to make to have a shower with him. All that was left was to execute the plan.
It was 5:45 PM after their training, Damien met Taylor outside the shower room. “Hey, Damien haven’t you shower yet? We still have our final year project to do.”Taylor asked. “ Well the shower room at the Hall was under maintenance so this was the only other shower room I could use….and I thought that it would be nice to shower together….”Damien said trying to sound as normal as possible. “Alright…..” As they both went inside the shower room. The shower room was quite….all the swimmers had left except for Taylor and Damien. They took adjacent cubicles.
As the water was trickling down Damien’s body, he was wondering how to express his love for Taylor when suddenly there was a knock at the door. “ Hey Damien, could I enter? I forgot to bring my soap….” Damien opened the door to find a nude Taylor standing in front of him. Taylor entered into the cubicle and locked the door. Damien looked at Taylor’s dick, to his surprise it was longer and thicker than he imagined,7 inches of goodness was in front of him. Damien was getting hard just by looking at Taylor’s dick. “Thanks! Don’t mind if we share a cubicle? And it looks like you need to have that piece of meat serviced” said Taylor pointing to Damien’s dick. “What do you mean serviced?” asked Damien? “ Well, you see…I have a crush on you since the first day I met you when I transferred classes. I thought of making love with you when we did our project together at your house….but since we are showering now….”grinned Taylor. “Oh, Taylor I love you too!” Damien exclaimed. They both embraced each other before they shared a passionate kiss. Their hands exploring each other’s body. Damien was caressing Taylor’s pecs feeling it’s firmness. He licked, sucked and nibbled Taylor’s raisin nipples causing Taylor to moan in pleasure. Not long he inched his way to Taylor’s dick. Damien stared at that 7-inch uncut dick before he began to taste it. He began to lick it tasting a mix of cum and chlorine. Taylor grabbed Damien by his hair and began to face fuck him. Forcing him to swallow his entire 7-inch dick.Damien gagged as the dick went deep inside his throat, he was faint from the lack of air. Just as Damien was about to pass out Taylor stopped. Taylor lifted Damien up and pinned him to the wall. He bent down and began rimming Damien’s hole making it wet and slippery for his dick to penetrate into that hungry ass. He then stood up and turned Damien’s face to face him before giving him one more kiss. Then he slammed his dick into Damien’s hole causing Damien to scream in pain. Taylor fucked him hard with each thrust hitting Damien’s prostate. Damien was in a state of pain and pleasure.He began to jerk himself off.”Oh Damien I’m going to cum” Taylor exclaimed. Before Damien could say anything, he felt shot after shot of hot cum being injected deep inside his hole. It was too much for Damien, the tension,the pleasure and pain caused him to shot out 5 jets of cum not too long after. Taylor soon removed his dick from Damien’s hole causing a flow of cum to leak out of his gaping hole. Both boys now sweaty hugged each other, as their dicks embraced one another, their cum intermingled with each other. For they knew that from this day onwards they were no longer classmates but lovers.
[slams my hands down] I LITERALLY JUMPED OUT OF BED TO TYPE THIS UP SUPER FAST BEFORE I SLEEP FOR THE NIGHT STRAP IN KIDDOS THIS IS GONNA BE A RIDE
Damien started out a super simple drawing I did about a year ago. It was based off of a lot of aesthetics that I had at the time. I was very influenced by vaporwave/launchpad/electronic music, and certain colors. I was just getting back into drawing digitally, and thus, Damien was born!
[ FORGIVE THE OLD ART OTL]
It was after a little bit that I decided that I wanted to do more with his character and develop him a little more!
At this point, he was redesigned to look like this!
He became an intersexual alien race called Xakhijts from a planet called Daefeli, an oxygen based planet inhabited by a feline-based species that survived mostly off of a meat/fish diet. (Damien uses He/Him || They/Them). They are extremely intelligent and well-adapted to survive in cold, dark habitats. They don’t use a lot of technology, however, and tend to be non-violent. His species is very status based, though, and rank/ability means EVERYTHING to them. Damien is the youngest child of his parents, which are the current leaders of his species. He’s a prince of sorts, I suppose? Their government is styled in an almost monarchy fashion, where the title of leader is passed down from generation to generation. However, it isn’t by order of birth, but ability. Damien’s species have enhanced neural circuits and thus are able to harness powerful psychic abilities. Usually the more powerful your abilities are, the higher status you are. Simple things like the ability to move an object or read minds are lower status while being able to harness kinetic/potential energies and produce power blasts and control multiple objects/other lifeforms are traits of higher statuses. Damien, being very powerful, is next in line as ruler even though he has an older brother named Jasper. Jasper, however, isn’t as gifted as his brother.
It’s hard to tell in the drawings, but his lower pair of eyes only open when his powers are being used. He tries to avoid using them often, as the cost him a lot of energy and usually make him pretty ill/weak after using them. Not to mention he’s in pain the entire time he uses them as well. The bandages cover up other pairs of eyes that are a clear sign of his rank/status back home, as it is a rare trait few of his kind are born with. He isn’t too keen on taking his parent’s place nor meeting suitors. He ends up running away from home, hopping from planet to planet and travelings as he tries to avoid his responsibilities back at home. He ends up in the hands of a trader ship captain named Koi, who decides to recruit poor begrudging Damien who hates spaceships and moving around a lot.
After about a year, I decided to revamp him again! Adding a little of my own style and a little more detail to the overall design of him! [The lil planets are just there for aesthetic purposes~]
And that’s where he is now!!! I’m still working on him a lot and plan to do a lot more with his character, but it means a lot that you would ask!! I hope you enjoyed my rant and don’t mind the lengthy explanation!
do you think the reason why it took Damien so long to heal is simply because Dr. Bright’s want slowed it down do you think that her want for him to not get better, even though she didn’t say it aloud until now, forced the ability into a broken loop …that he could have gotten better sooner and faster if she hadn’t intervened do you think
woke up today just thinking about how this new revelation about mark’s childhood actually explains a lot about how quick he was to feel for damien
like he’s clearly a bleeding heart but also damien never at any point gave mark reason to believe he should be trusted — did the opposite actually — and yet mark was, while never taking his bullshit, willing to put up with it and extend the possibility of future friendship as long as damien wasn’t such a Dick, which is apparently unrealistic for him, but anyway LISTEN
the real point here is mark doesn’t deserve any of this I love him and you can’t just drop this new fact about mark on me and expect me to spend any time after not thinking about it oh my god lauren why