I’ve been debating whether or not to bring this up, but I think it needs to be addressed.
Ship-bashing is bullying.
If you dislike a pairing, then just leave it alone and let those who do like it do their thing. Don’t try to shove your ship down their throat. You wouldn’t like it if someone hated on you for shipping your OTP, so why do it to others?
I only bring this up as I recently saw a post that was essentially bashing the Star Wars ship, Reylo.
Now I know there’s a lot of contraversy around this topic, and I’m not trying to start a war here. But here’s it in short. Whether you like the ship or not, there are some people who do. In bashing on it you’re isolating those people from the community and making them feel bad for a pairing they think would work. Now that’s a horrible feeling.
It’s happened to me, where a ship blew up all over tumblr, and it was constantly getting shoved in my face. It wasn’t something I personally agreed with, but did I flame the people who did like it? NO! That’s just not what you do. Golden rule everyone.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Don’t like a ship? Leave it alone and support your own ship. If you have a ship that’s different from the majority, I actually encourage you to stick with that. Remember, it’s your One True Pairing, not theirs.
If you made it this far congrats, and, may the force be with you, always!
Okay so question, a lot of people are debating whether dark is asexual or not, what do you think
honestly, it’s all up to your interpretation! that’s what i love about characters in general, because you can make them however you want them to be! if you think he’s asexual, then by all means he’s that! if you think he’s pan, that’s super cool too! 💚 dark can be whatever you want, dude!
The two of you played in the sea until the sun began to set, you tiredly yawned as the two of you got dressed in your clothes again. Taking a look at the time Hanzo quickly debated whether it was worth bringing your exhausted swaying body back to the bus or to try and find a hotel in the town.
“What do you think,” he said, hand on your arm to keep you upright.
“I wanna sleep,” you yawned, rubbing your eyes.
His eyes softened and he gently grasped your hand, you followed while dragging your bad behind you.
“You’re going to get sand in it,” he warned and you tiredly threw it over your shoulder.
“We should make sure to call the others tonight,” Hanzo could already see the uproar it would cause, if he forgot to tell them where you were, “Let them know we’re staying the night out here.”
You nodded slowly, eyes half closed, and Hanzo dragged you into a cozy hotel looking out to the sea. He quickly purchased a room and you leaned tiredly against his shoulder. He led you to the room and quickly unlocked the door. He got you to go to the phone while he took stock around the room. As you wished your brother good night he could already see a problem.
There was only one bed.
You hung up the phone and stood behind him, not noticing his internal dilemma. You dropped the bag on the floor and gently tugged on his shoulder.
“Hanzo?” you questioned, “What’s wrong?”
“There’s only one bed.”
“Oh,” you squinted at it, “I didn’t see that. Do you want the left side or the right?”
“I can’t,” you stared up at him as he panicked.
“What are you talking about,” you murmured, “Or do you not care which side you are on.”
“That’s not the problem,” he stressed, “You’re a girl.”
“Hanzo,” you rested your hand on his tattooed shoulder and he startled.
“I trust you,” you admitted, “Now which side do you want?”
“I prefer the right,” he said, blush threatening to show.
You slid your hands into your dress, fiddling with something inside before pulling out a undone bra. Hanzo stared in amazement, he didn’t even know people could do that, before getting even more embarrassed. You crawled into your side of the bed and Hanzo quickly shucked his shirt off. Crawling onto his own side he lay there, stiff as a board as you turned off the lamp. Without the slightest thought you curled up against his chest, head resting below his collarbone.
With each gentle breath he could feel your breasts push against him, making his tense up more when he realized that you weren’t wearing a bra. He wondered if it was because you grew among omnics that you had such a lax view of such things or if it was just your own innocence. He listened to your breathing even out in sleep and he gently reached an arm out, wrapping it around your waist.
You murmured something and nuzzled into his tattoo, the tension leaked out of his body at how warm his chest grew. He felt slightly awed at the trust you placed in a murderer such as himself and he buried his nose into your hair. Treasuring the smell of you he fell asleep.
Waking up he noticed the pair of you managed to get even a bit more entangled. Your legs threading through his and with sleep you gently shifted them. Ge gave a look at your smooth leg and realized the skirt had pulled up, showing your plain white panties. He blushed and looked at your face, treasuring your sleeping expression. Gently brushing some of the hairs out of your face he pressed a kiss to your forehead. You gently moved at his affection and he dreaded the moment you woke up, wanting to hold you forever.
Let’s talk about mental illness in Killing Stalking
As someone who has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, I’m pleasantly surprised by the depiction of the mental illness in Killing Stalking. (Although there is some debate about whether “borderline personality disorder” is meant to apply to Yoonbum or Sangwoo, I’m fully confident that Yoon is the one with the mental illness, something I’ll explore in this post.)
I’ve noticed that Yoon experiences many of the same symptoms I do, and (while I’ve never broken into someone’s house) I find a lot of his behaviors relatable. I believe his characterization to be very true to someone who struggles with borderline personality disorder, for the following reasons:
He acts impulsively.
BPD is often characterized by having trouble controlling one’s emotions, leading to impulsive actions and sometimes inappropriate emotional responses. We’ll go with the obvious: Yoon breaks into Sangwoo’s house after stalking him. Whether or not he planned it, it’s an action taken without much thought as to the consequences, and he acts completely on his emotions for Sangwoo.
He has a history of unstable relationships.
People with BPD tend to have trouble with relationships, particularly maintaining them. This is not because of a lack of emotional attachment; rather, (in my case) it’s because of overly strong attachments to others, sometimes swinging between feelings of intense love and extreme hatred. People with BPD can form very close bonds with other people and have a persistent fear of rejection or abandonment. Yoon is an interesting case, as he feels a deep attachment to Sangwoo despite the obvious abuse, and he even fears not being “good enough” for Sangwoo. These types of thoughts are at the root of my mental illness, and I resonate strongly with Yoon’s need to be “special” to Sangwoo. We also know that Yoon’s relationship with his uncle is…strained, at best, yet he decides in one moment that even that is better than living with Sangwoo.
It’s very typical of those struggling with BPD to self-harm, have suicidal tendencies, or engage in self-destructive behavior. Sangwoo points out Yoon’s self-harm scars and even taunts him for it, to which Yoon responds that he did it because he was “lonely.” This feeling is often the trigger for my self-harm episodes as well.
He has hallucinations/delusions.
In my experience, borderline personality disorder is sometimes confused with schizophrenia because of this symptom. (In fact, I was once misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and received the wrong kind of treatment for a time.) One difference between BPD and schizophrenia, for me, is that, while the images I see or the voices I hear are startling and sometimes terrifying, I can usually differentiate between “fantasy” and “reality.” People with BPD may, when under extreme stress, hear voices or have horrific hallucinations, like the body parts Yoon sees in Sangwoo’s washing machine.
This is all based on my experiences alone, but from what I’ve seen, Yoon is definitely a relatable case, and I’m actually really happy for the representation in Yoon. I’ll be looking forward to future chapters to see if there are any instances in which Yoon dissociates or if we get more history on his previous relationships. Overall, 10/10 character representation.
EDIT/OP’s NOTE: Thank you to everyone who has received my post well. Just before you decide you have an argument/point to discuss, check here, here, here and here. Or it might simply interest you to read. :)
As someone who grew up in a country with a diversity of different cultures (including the Indian culture), I just want to say that Jonghyun did not mock them - that’s almost how all Bollywood movies are like, and if you’re someone who isn’t exposed to them, then maybe you’re just being butthurt and/or self-righteous by making a huge deal out of this - but yes, he still shouldn’t have, in the words on people nowadays, ‘appropriated’ that culture in any way.
That aside (and no, I am not saying Jonghyun is right or fine to do that at all, that is a different discussion), he has already issued an apology.
This was pretty much the first thing he addressed since his concert ended. He didn’t wait and decide to speak up after the series ended. He didn’t let SM or his managers speak for him. He could have easily done all that - let SM represent him or talk about this AFTER everything, but no. He took it to his Twitter on the first night of the concerts and apologised himself. He realised he’s wrong and even assured that that bit will be taken out of the video. What more do you want from the man?
Okay, maybe someone found it really offensive or insensitive, and you have every right to be upset. You can point it out and tell him about it, but you have no right to bash him after he’s publicly apologised. You don’t get to put him on a pedestal and destroy him when he took the time to explain that he knew he was wrong and he would not make such a mistake again.
We are all humans. He is as much a human as you are. You are, by no means, superior to him just because you’re socially aware of such issues. Not everyone gets the same exposure. Everyone is ignorant in some way, and different races/countries/cultures perceive things differently. For example, in America, because of its history and racial diversity, you might learn that joking about skin colour is wrong, but in some parts of Asia, it’s perfectly normal to joke about it.
For Jonghyun, he grew up in Korea. Maybe this wasn’t something he learned while growing up. I don’t know, but maybe. I certainly wouldn’t if I didn’t grow up in a racially diverse country and didn’t have Indian friends. Yes, the world is global, but everyone grew up with certain ideals and beliefs, and you need to be aware that just because it applies to you doesn’t mean it applies to someone else.
You preach about the need to educate and to fight for what’s right. Yes, you’ve done that. He is aware and has admits that he’s wrong. Just because he’s an idol doesn’t mean you can go on and on about how he intends to hurt people or etc. He’s an idol, yes, but it doesn’t mean he naturally knows about everything and everyone.
To those who are hurt by what he did, you have every right to be upset. If you feel like his apology isn’t good enough, I’m sorry, but what do you expect him to do? Go down on his knees and beg until you forgive him?
He’s an idol and an adult, and I think the fact that he spoke up about his mistakes himself, at the first moment possible, is commendable. It speaks a lot about who he is as a person. He’s a human, like all of us. Everyone makes mistakes. Can you honestly say that you have never been accidentally/unintentionally ‘racist’ at some point in your life? How would you like if people bash on you even if you gave a sincere apology about a mistake you did not intend to commit?
We all know him. He’s a sensitive soul. Do you honestly believe he’s done this on purpose? He apologised. Give him a freaking break. He’s a human with feelings. Don’t be a jerk just because he’s an idol whom you expect to be a ‘PERFECT’ role model. Nobody is. People learn and change.
He asked me if I’d go back if I could, if I’d do it all again, with his forehead pressed to mine, with his tears sliding down my cheeks. “Yes,” I said and his body shook with every unsteady rise and fall of his chest. Sympathy and pity alike tore at my heart. He still saw the good in me. He always would, no matter how many times my words hit him like a punch to the jaw, like a knife to the throat. No matter how many times I’d change my mind. He’d never understood that I didn’t want to stay. That I wasn’t one to stay.
“The only reason why I’d do it again is because it made me who I am today. The nights I spent lying awake, tossing and turning. The times I debated whether or not to call you. That hollow feeling in my chest when it was over all of a sudden. Leaving you on your doorstep with tears in your eyes hurt me as much as it hurt you.” But I don’t know how to be different, I added in my head, I don’t know how to stop running. I took a step away from him and wiped his tears from my cheeks. Then I did what I did best. I ran.
It’s FINALLY done! This took a good couple of weeks to do and I’m a little sick of sewing right now but it was totally worth it. I still need to iron it, clean up the edges and sew some stiff material onto the back, but I wanted to share it as soon as possible.
I was never allowed to have a Ouija board as a kid, but I’ve always loved the aesthetic of them. I’m still debating with myself whether or not to sew or crochet a planchette to go with it. I have no intentions of using it, but I think it would make it more complete to have one.
La douleur exquise: The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
Summary: You’ve been helplessly in love with your brother’s best friend all your life, but he can’t see you as anything other than a little sister.
Pairing: Wonho(?) x Reader (feat. Jungkook) ((let me live))
Word Count: 8.8k
Warning(s): No smut in this chapter but I’ll promise there will be in the next chapters!
A/N: Hi! So I’ve actually had this done for quite awhile and was debating on whether or not to post it in it’s entirety but I have a lot in store for this idea so I decided to do it in parts! This idea is based off of these pics here xxx of Wonho cuz he just looks so boyfriend & I love him so hardgysasjsknc. And I’m tagging this as a Jungkook scenario because you’ll be seeing him more eventually. Also, I’m working on drabbles in the meantime as well DON’T THINK I FORGOT THEM OK I’LL BE POSTING ONE SOON hope you enjoy this in the meantime!!
I always tell myself that I’m just gonna do quick sketches but then I end up line arting and coloring _(:3」∠)_
Anyways.. continuing on from this idea. I thought it’d be cool to draw all the Paladins as Lanterns. At first I debated on whether or not to make them all Green Lanterns but then I decided otherwise so here are some head canons I came up with while I was drawing
I just heard about what’s happening in Aleppo. I don’t know a lot because I’ve seen very little media coverage of it, but I do know innocent people are being executed in their own homes. I don’t know which side is executing them, but whether it’s the government or the rebels, people are still being MURDERED. Innocent people. Women and children. Their bodies are on the streets. People are filming the horrors in their city, sending out final goodbyes on twitter.
I normally try to keep my blog as free of politics and sensitive subjects as I can because I do not have the resources to get into a debate with people that might not agree with me, but I cannot stay mute on this.
This is a crime against humanity. It’s mass murder. It’s inhuman. Aleppo is falling right in front of our eyes, every second of it documented as evidence. This is a genocide, broadcasted for the entire world to see.
I thought “never again”. I thought “we learned”. But it’s happening again, and this time the victims are filming their own downfall.
I don’t know if there’s anything I can do to help. I feel lost and numb and incredibly frustrated. Please, if anyone who’s reading this knows what I can do, let me know.
My thoughts are scattered. I’m trying to find the right words, but I can’t form any proper sentences.
Here’s my design for Shiro in the Voltron paranormal investigation team AU! Unlike the rest of the team, he can actually see ghosts. (He doesn’t tell Lance that some of them make faces at him while they’re filming episodes of their reality show bwahahahahaha)
You can find paranormal investigators Keith and Pidge here and here!
They told us Eurus, Redbeard, and Sherlock were all the same person in TAB
Do you remember the part where Sherlock drags his friends to Ricoletti’s grave and we think it’s real, but it’s actually mind palace?
The grave stone says “Emelia Ricoletti, Beloved Sister”
Sherlock jumps in and starts panting like a dog. He shovels dirt with his hands, digging like a hound with paws.
Sherlock is all three people.
“My husband is three people”
The Final Problem makes sense only in subtext. Whether you think it’s John’s MP or Sherlock’s MP, that’s still up for debate. I’m officially siding with Sherlock’s because there are flashbacks to the waterfall scene from TAB in TFP, which means both of those episodes must have been experienced by the same character, and I don’t think it was John for both.
Sherlock DID have a friend named Victor Trevor, but his death happened much later in Sherlock’s life. Because of that Sherlock took to hard drugs as a young adult, not as a child. There are two separate deaths he combined together to create TFP.
Redbeard was an imaginary friend. Sherlock didn’t have friends, we know this. He wanted to be a pirate – Mycroft remembers and misses that carefree child.
So what changed Sherlock’s mind? Why did the cold, logical, calculating machine take over and get rid of Sherlock’s imaginary friend?
Mycroft. He kept calling Sherlock “a stupid little boy”, saying “you always were so stupid”. Sherlock even says Mycroft thought he was an idiot. Sherlock stopped being “stupid” and tried to emulate his big brother – the only person in his life that would tolerate him. He tried solving the Carl Powers case and boom! Sherlock Holmes the little detective was born. This is why Mycroft brought up Redbeard at the wedding – “Hey, don’t get involved, remember when you had to resort to imaginary friends like a pathetic little child?” makes a lot more sense than “Hey, don’t get involved, remember your dead friend Victor who disappeared because our secret sister killed him?”.
Eurus represents the crushing logic that destroys everything Sherlock loves.
Because it’s happened before. Twice we’ve seen Sherlock’s mind explain how Victor died, we just didn’t know it.
Important ideas for moving forward into the new world:
1: collectivize EVERYTHING. we need medical collectives that go beyond first aid and street safety, we need self defense collectives, food and clothing production and distribution collectives, etc etc etc. WE MUST START INFRASTRUCTURALLY SUPPORTING EACH OTHER OUTSIDE OF THE CAPITALIST PARADIGM
2: DO LEGAL SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO GET ARRESTED, ESPECIALLY THOSE MORE RADICAL THAN YOU. historically, anarchists and other anticapitalist anti authoritarians have fundraised and supported the actions and legal defense teams of liberals and progressives. we no longer have the time or resources to do that. its our turn. support us or fuck off.
3: PHYSICALLY DEFEND PEOPLE OF MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES. use your privilege to keep others safe. whether that means going to the store with them or punching nazis in the face.
4: NORMALIZE RESISTANCE, NEVER NORMALIZE OR LEGITIMIZE FASCISM. we must CONSTANTLY resist the idea that genocidal fascist and capitalist ideologies are in any way to be debated. they must be destroyed. likewise, it is CRITICAL that we shatter the narrative that those who participate in active resistance are somehow morally responsible for state repression. DO NOT LET PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH FRAMING BLM, INDIGENOUS WARRIORS, ANTIFA, ETC AS THE ENEMY. the true enemy is the social order that has created a white supremacist fascist hell that seeks to destroy every bit of liberty we fight so fucking hard for.
5: FIGHT HOW YOU CAN. Every act of resistance matters. Social media, in the streets, at home. Staying alive and as healthy as possible is resistance. Punching nazis in the face is resistance. Standing up to the fascist police state is resistance. Don’t overextend yourself, and do not EVER imply that those who engage in their resistance in a way that is different or more/less militant than yours (assuming similar goals of course) are somehow morally inferior. We are in this for the long haul and it is IMPERATIVE that we take care of ourselves. Supporters AND those in the streets need to remember that neither would be effective without the other, and every person’s role, however they choose to engage, is vital.
6: NEVER FUCKING SNITCH This one is self explanatory. Don’t sell out anyone on our team. This includes taking pictures of faces at demos, theorizing about who may have done what “illegal” act, and other forms of soft snitching.
7: BE STEADFAST This is going to be a long and bumpy road. You will get scared, demoralized and hopeless many many times. But there is light in the darkness, and we are making it grow.
i gotta just put this here because it’s important to me
sangwoo’s similarities/parallels to norman bates from ‘psycho’
obviously, both have some sort of weird attachment to their dead mom.
norman’s is implied to be more sexual in nature, but while i don’t think sangwoo wanted to bang his mom, i do think he saw her as an object more than as a person he admired.
he does miss her and does want her back, and for a while, was putting yoonbum in her position to do exactly that, though not to the same delusional level that norman would.
the story of ‘psycho’ revolves around a boy who murdered his own mother. whether sangwoo actually killed his mom or not is up for debate, but the things i’ve been seeing are pointing to yes, he did kill her.
known by the local police.
in ‘psycho,’ the sheriff asks sam if he knows about the awful murder/suicide ten years back, saying that norman found his mother and her lover dead in bed together, that he’s been a hermit ever since. it implies that the sheriff thinks fondly of norman since he’s known him for so long.
officer park in KS has the same mentality about sangwoo, predisposed to trusting him because he’s known sangwoo since he was in high school, emotionally raw from his parents’ deaths.
norman lives 15 miles from town, out in the middle of nowhere. this ensures that he won’t be caught, since nobody ever comes around there unless they’ve gotten lost.
in KS, sangwoo also lives isolated from town, in a quiet, empty neighborhood where no one can hear yoonbum’s cries for help.
there are many other parallels i noticed that are worthy of noting – both norman and sangwoo prefer stabbing as their M.O., which is known to be a substitute for sex in a lot of cases, and they both view themselves as victims more than perpetrators. (in norman’s case, he doesn’t actually know he’s the one committing the murders; in sangwoo’s case, it’s a matter of ego.)
there will likely be more as the story progresses, but seeing so many connections between the two is interesting!