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Yall mind if I rant: The Sequel Nobody Wanted

The newest comic got me to question my stance on Korra/sami yet again (the dashes here exist to keep it out of the tags, just in case that’s still a problem). The short version of this is that my stance really hasn’t changed. (Also, just a headsup, I haven’t read my old anti k/s post in a long time, but it’s probably full of logical fallacies and the lot, so…what I’m getting at here is please don’t judge me based on what I’ve written in the past). 

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anonymous asked:

For God sake Elena didn't lose anything with Damon . She was happy with Damon . Damon helped her in every way even Stefan said so . Elena never really loved Stefan she didn't even knew him properly she fell madly in love with Damon . You wanna ship se do but don't say Elena was puppet in de relationship . Stefan was just the chapter in her life the same way Elena was the chapter in Stefan life .

And if you want to ship DE then go ahead but stop being so willfully ignorant about your ship, anon.

I have multiple posts about the inflation of DE:

http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/149414909030/it-was-stefans-love-who-healed-her-broken-heart

http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/149396624855/love-isnt-a-choice-if-it-were-elena-would-have

http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/154739617890/it-really-bugs-me-when-people-complain-about

http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/139498020585/what-about-stelena-makes-them-superior-to-delena

http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/156101914470/delena-is-about-acceptance-learning-and-growing

But you guys seem adamant on making me repeat myself.

“Elena never really loved Stefan”

Where is the proof of this? I mean next to the fact that she consistently declares her love for Stefan

These declarations of love are earned by how ride or die Elena was for Stefan.

Like you don’t face werewolves and go into vervain/snake-filled wells and run into a house full of tomb vampires and risk coming face to face with the supernatural monster trying to kill you if you don’t “really” love someone. This type of devotion is not bred from obligation, anon.

she didn’t even knew him properly

Elena knew Stefan so implicitly that she knew he was on the other line when he didn’t even say anything:

Elena’s emotional and spiritual knowledge of Stefan (which I speak about here: http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/158674534265/can-you-show-examples-of-stelena-knowing-each) is unparalleled and that knowledge and that connection actually, and not DE-actually, but actually actually made Stefan a better person: 

We started this season with Stefan drinking Elena’s blood. Is that going to come back to haunt him or haunt them as he drinks more human blood?
Julie Plec: Not at the moment. I think that in its own way, it was a smart choice. He’s come to terms with all his demons from last year and all the guilt that lead him down that road and Stefan’s issues with blood were psychological and emotional. And drinking small tiny amounts every day with the trust and the commitment of your one true love to build up the strength so that you never have to worry about becoming that guy, I think we want to see if we can deliver on that. (source)

And this declaration to Rebekah (and Julie’s quote about Stefan) is earned in action and not simply dialogue. It’s earned in action because pretty much whenever Elena came face to face with Stefan’s demons, his lust for blood, his voracious vampirism, her presence, her emotional knowledge of Stefan would make it subside. It begins in 1x10 because she’s actually seeing past his vampirism, embracing it and accepting it, seeing to the man:

which allows for this to happen:

and that type of connection doesn’t go away because in 5x04 it’s repeated:

And in 5x06 it’s reiterated how much Elena brings Stefan back to life:

And in 6x16, Elena is directly related, yet again, to bringing Stefan back to his humanity, narratively, she is directly related to him being the best version of himself:

she fell madly in love with Damon 

I guess we’re ignoring the fact that Elena literally had to die and then be emotionally entrapped by a bond that gives her the illusion of free will to make DE happen. I talk about that here: http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/156287220175/i-really-liked-your-toxic-relationship-post-but but the highlights are these:

“The bottom line is that Elena as a human made a very, very, very clear choice that she would love Stefan always and forever,” she says. “But then her entire life turned upside down, and any feelings she originally had for Damon were still there, and of course magnified. There was always going to be a little bit of a confusion there for her — but not enough confusion for her to be over Stefan. It would take a lot to rip Elena away from loving Stefan. It would take years and seasons. We’d be eighty, if we followed the natural progression of that relationship.”

Damon helped her in every way even Stefan said so

H O W?

I have asked this many times and no DEr has been able to give me a legitimate answer, all you guys give me is what you think happened, it’s conjecture based on unearned dialogue. I want to know what he’s actually done that has propelled Elena’s character development because from what I recall, it’s Stefan who’s the one who always helps her:

but don’t say Elena was puppet in de relationship

Except that she is though. Because the DE relationship is inherently Damon-focused, Elena is his plot line so she actually just has to be there, it’s not about the both of them unlike SE:

Julie Plec: I can only say that it’s a show predicated on a girl coming back to life and her development of love for one brother who then, because of who she is, changes the life of the other brother and that’s our show […] (source)

Even the 6x22 goodbye scene is inherently about Damon:

“ It’s our way of the characters having sex in like a beautiful way, so it made perfect sense on the road, which is symbolic of Damon’s journey as a vampire[…]”

as opposed to the SE goodbye which is inherently about Elena and their knowledge of each other:

“That’s where she admitted she never wanted to lose her humanity, she didn’t want to be a vampire, and so he found it fitting for them to revisit that environment,” Dries said.

The sire bond … Elena isn’t given any complicated feelings about the fact that she’s emotionally enslaved to someone else, all she has to do is believe that she loves him:

I think the takeaway, ultimately, is that Elena believes it so fundamentally that in that moment, it’s enough for Damon to let himself believe too.

and it’s Damon who gets the “character” exploration of struggling with something and letting himself believe it’s real or not real, they make it inherently about how Damon feels when it’s Elena that this is happening to:

And it’s gonna continue to eat at Damon for the next few episodes […] Just letting himself allow it to be real for one small moment is enough for Damon.

At least with Stefan and Elena, she’s allowed to have complicated feelings which actually enrich their relationship because she goes through a multitude of emotions:

Plec assures that this storyline will be a big deal for the Stefan/Elena relationship, especially as Elena struggles “with her desire to help rescue this person that she loved very purely and very deeply, but also learning the lesson that you can’t necessarily let yourself be consumed in your life by saving someone else’s.”

Even their first meeting is solely for the benefit of Damon:

It was us wanting to give Damon something to fight for. Ric is unbeatable, a jillion times stronger than Damon. Damon was a dead man, and Ric was relishing beating him, and Damon had nothing left to live for, having been passed over once again. It was just that slight little thing that she said to him, when she was just trying to take the sting off: “Hey, maybe if you and I had met first.” She was just trying to soften the blow. But in reality, he had this memory that gave him the will to fight back. I love that moment, where Ric’s about to drive the stake into him, and he’s like “You know what? I’m not ready to die today.”

And with SE, it’s about how they save each other:

Julie Plec: In my mind, Elena’s parents are dead. It was a human accident, and a human tragedy, and as we know, the night that Stefan pulled her out of the water and saved her life. That was kind of the beginning of their love story. (source)

She isn’t just this symbol to be reacted to.

Even when Nina talks about SE, it’s about the individualism of Elena in relation to the love of SE:

Nina: But Elena — it’s not about that for her. She cares about Stefan. And he’s important to her and she has this connection with him, but she will put her friends and her family and the safety of her town before anything else, and she’s not going to swoon over the fact that he’s a vampire and ask her to bite him right away and all that. (source)

and you see that in their relationship. She doesn’t realize she can be with Stefan until after he saves Bonnie’s life in 1x09, she doesn’t get back with Stefan in season 2 until after he sacrifices his freedom to get with Jeremy out of the tomb, they take care of the people around them together, whether it’s saving Matt or taking care of Caroline after being tortured or helping Bonnie when it comes to Emily, where is any of that with Damon? They can’t even meet Bonnie halfway in the Prison World because they’re too busy arguing about their relationship. She doesn’t know what’s going on with Jeremy because she’s too caught up sleeping with Damon, she isn’t even paying attention to the parent-teacher interviews, she doesn’t care that he killed Aaron and kidnapped Jeremy again and the show doesn’t actually explore the psychological battle of loving someone who does these terrible things, she makes one comment about bending her morals and that’s it, that fundamentally reduces her character.

In season 8, the show very rarely (if ever) talks about Elena as an individual person or about her significance to the other characters, it’s all about how if Elena was there then Damon wouldn’t go off the rails, if Elena was there she would be able to get through to Damon, I wish Elena was here so Damon wouldn’t be the way he is, there are like four times in the season when Elena is spoken about outside the context of what she can do for Damon. When Elena wakes up, she realizes that Stefan is gone and she and Bonnie briefly share in that grief and then instead of asking about Bonnie, it’s “where is he?” 

It’s only when Damon is gone that Elena actually is the person she’s supposed to be because the show gives her other focuses like bringing Stefan back or bringing Bonnie back to life or setting Caroline up or getting everyone together to do shots so they can hang out, when Damon is back in the picture, the show just shackles her to him.

Stefan was just the chapter in her life the same way Elena was the chapter in Stefan life .

Except not? Their connection exists throughout the series and it’s proven repeatedly that they depend on each other and are tied to each other more than they’re tied to other people. Like Elena could break compulsion for Stefan but she couldn’t do the same for Damon.

In season 8, Bonnie tells Stefan to find his hope and what he does right after is write to Elena:

In the finale Elena is found sitting at the Salvatore crypt, writing about how she owes her life to Stefan:

[and I talk about how this is different than Matt here: http://zalrb.tumblr.com/post/158520624145/elena-wrote-in-her-journal-that-she-owed-her-epic]

In season 7, Caroline talks about how she’s been waiting for the day Stefan could love her the way he loved Elena

Not to mention the natural intimacy of SE and the romantic undertones of their scenes:

Like their narrative, their action, seeps through everything, DE has the dialogue, we have what actually matters.

Theo in season 5, to everyone: Fuck human beings. Fuck humanity.

Theo in season 6, to Liam: I want your bite. Wanna feel your teeth on my neck,wanna taste the salt of your sweat,gonna rock your body all night. It’s lust at first sight.

i’m not saying anything but i am saying that personally i don’t blame dan and phil for hiding their (probable) relationship from the world 

bellyburguersoulmate  asked:

Hey do you know the shipname for Poppy and Duchess i reaaally wanna know

Once I was reading a marvelous fanfic and the writer called them “Popchess” and since then I use that shipname - that I love btw

idk if they have another shipname but c’mon THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL SHIPNAME FOR A BEAUTIFUL SHIP 

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One day I’m gonna just let my sketches be sketches instead of putting enough effort into them that I wanna colour em.

Maybe.

Probably not


::commissions are open::

anonymous asked:

I just wanna know why you reblogged something that promotes fandom hate ? More specifically people that bully actual other people for the things they ship. Idk if you just didn't realize this or if you purposely reblogged it.

well, first and foremost I do not condone any sort of bullying in any way, and the post is really more of a humorous take on comparing Darcy to the villain of Star Wars. I don’t quite see how this is “fandom hate”, since it’s only about the one villain of the story. Personally, I found it fairly amusing because it seemed to show a very surface-level “skimmed the summary of the book” understanding of Darcy’s character, since he’s so far from resembling the Star Wars character at all. Not to mention his dynamic with the protagonist is immensely different than that of Darcy and Elizabeth. Darcy might’ve been a jerk in the first half of the story, but he certainly never tortured Lizzy or killed anyone. I did not intend to offend and apologize if I did, but quite frankly, I find the idea of the two in Star Wars being seen as a romantic pair more offensive than that post.

anonymous asked:

Originally, I hate Kragdu and it was mainly because I knew a shipper who was a complete and total asshole about it. Like she didn't like people shipping Yondu with anyone BUT Kraglin. Called me homophobic for daring to ship Yondu with a woman. But you? You are making me like Kragdu again. Good job.

Ship hate is just… the most immature thing in the world. These are fictional characters, y’know? So if you wanna ship Yondu with a girl, you do you! 

While I’m writing one Meredu fic atm (the Biker AU Ground to Dust, where Yondu is still oh-so-very pansexual), I wouldn’t want to consume anyone else’s content for that ship, and I’m completely ‘meh’ about OFCs. But for me to go to meredu shippers, or to the people who put time and effort into developing those OFCs, and for me to then tell them that they should cater their creative output in the fandom to my own tastes? 

That would be the ultimate selfish-asshat move. Whoever that person was, they weren’t being a justice warrior. They were just being a douche.

So all in all, I’m delighted to have helped you move past their wank. I know from experience how a small group of dickish fans can completely ruin someone’s love of a ship or of a certain dynamic within a ship. Kudos to you for being open-minded enough to get over it, and you are 100% welcome on my big kragdu fucktruck of a blog!

anonymous asked:

What you said about fandoms being filled with hyperfocusing/anxious people interested me. Do you have any more to expand on that? I've found that whenever I step back and reread the manga or rewatch the show.. i find the AoT fandom to be a bit disconnected. The author seems to put showing "special" relationships (of any kind) deadlast on the list. For example I think in AoT you see each character behaving pretty consistently in their interactions with all other characters- only now and

and again will isayama highlight certain bonds and that’s almost always done to drive the plot. But then you have people who will lose their shit over what relationship is valid and what’s not and that almost seems to be missing the point imo. Particularly in a series where there’s almost always a plot-driven point to every interaction (foreshadowing their decisions, etc). Also this isn’t to say I have a problem with shipping. It just almost seems like a roadblock at times if that makes sense

Unfortunately 99% of fandom is shipping. It has always been that way. It will continue to be that way.

I’m not disagreeing with you. I think it’s black mold on fandom in a sense; people obsess over their ships and can’t let go enough to view anything objectively. They ship one ship really hard and “pair the spares” so they have a “subship” that conveniently they also get attached to, at least seemingly, so that their otp can exist safely without competition from other characters in their own mind.

I’ve seen this mostly in younger people but I won’t pretend that older fandom-goers don’t do it too, sometimes. It’s gotten old. I’m tired. Just ship whatever you want and don’t try and justify it by pairing everyone up so that nobody is “lonely” or by CONVENIENTLY making “THE COMPETITION” gay as hell/ace as hell. Like, stop. PLEASE. Your headcanons are disgusting when they’re transparently in existence just to fuel a ship.

Anyway, I ship a lot of things. I love shipping. I love trashy tropes (well, some of them). I don’t care how valid my ships are; if I like ‘em I like ‘em. You think the canon or Isayama gives even negative-one shit about Gelgar and Lynne as a ship? We’re lucky if he even remembers they exist at all. And you know what? That’s okay. I don’t care. I don’t need my ship to be canonically validated or whatever. DON’T GET ME WRONG it’s amazing when it happens and you know what? Despite all the bullshit I can’t blame the eruris for being vocally pumped about getting some Good Shit™ lately. Most of this fandom would lose their shit if THEIR ships were being validated. (Except hilow, that ship is quiet and there would only be three of us screaming loudly if we got more than we already did…but it would probably be in pain, not joy. lol.)

Anyway, shipping is a roadblock that mostly just stands in the way of objectively analyzing the series. But I think a lot of folks are only here for the shipping and without it, would have left this series long ago. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good plot. But SnK’s plot has been really wriggly and frankly frustrating and shitty even at the best of times. Gimme the shipping. At least it keeps the fandom active.

anonymous asked:

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Tomdaya is literally one of the most unproblematic, sunshiney ships you can get. With all the stupid, scandalous rs shit you can get in Hollywood why do some (notice I said some) people get so wound up about these two? So what if we wanna ship them together? We have receipts and even if we didn't, they're both cute, single, the same age and have good chemistry. Shouldn't we be thankful that they're not messy? What's the problem?

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Jefferson: Listen, I’ve gotta go drop a commission off and told Nat I’d swing by for a bit today, but if you wanna stick around until I get back, we can talk later. If you still want to.

Mina: I might run home and shower–

Jefferson: You… could always take one here. No sense in fightin’ traffic to go halfway across town just for a shower.

Mina: Well, I mean, I wouldn’t want to run up your water bill. More economical if we just jump in together, right?

Jefferson: Now there’s an idea.

How To Train Your Dragon 2: A Summary
  • Hiccup: look im doing voiceovers again
  • Snoutlout: i am going to tap that sWEET ruffnut ass
  • Ruffnut: no
  • Fishlegs: i, too, am interested in the ass tapping of which you speak
  • Ruffnut: no
  • Tuffnut: what the hell is going on
  • Astrid: I'm going to win a contest
  • Astrid: HEY Hiccup look i won this contest
  • Hiccup: HEY astrid look i found an island
  • Astrid: yeah cool whatever so what the fuck is up with you and your dad
  • Hiccup: pSSSHSHHH HE WANTS ME TO BECOME CHIEF ISN'T THAT GAY
  • Astrid: oh my gods!!!
  • Hiccup: shut up don't bring religion into this
  • Astrid: oh
  • Hiccup: hey look there's smoke over there let's check it out
  • Astrid: k
  • Astrid: oh fUCK my dragon got captured by some asshole
  • Eret: YES. THAT IS ME. I AM THE ASSHOLE.
  • Hiccup: okay that's cool but i have a sword made out of fire
  • Eret: ew I'm going to kill you for the glory of my master, EXPOSITION EXPOSITION EXPOSITION EXPOSITION
  • Hiccup: lol i didn't listen to any of that bye
  • Hiccup: dad this guy is building a dragon army
  • Stoick: ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... whatever
  • HIccup: he calls himself drago or something dumb like that idk idk idk
  • Stoick: SHIT WE MUST GO INTO HIDING
  • Hiccup: what that's stupid I'm going to go talk to him
  • Astrid: hiccup this plan is bad
  • Hiccup: yeah but you came with
  • Astrid: good point
  • Eret: what the fuck are you doing on my ship
  • Hiccup: hey look at my cool fire sword again it uses dragon science wanna become a dragon rider
  • Eret: um
  • Stoick: HICCUP DON'T DO THE THING
  • Hiccup: DAD C'MON
  • Ruffnut: hey look at how hot this asshole is
  • Eret: WHY THE FUCK ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE ON MY SHIP
  • Hiccup: i'm leaving this is stupid
  • Astrid: me too
  • Stoick: no
  • Astrid: goddamnit
  • Hiccup: hey look a new dragon ride--OH SHIT
  • Valka: I am Valka
  • Hiccup: i can see that
  • Valka: I am thE DRAGON QUEEN
  • Hiccup: i can see that
  • Valka: I aM GOD
  • Hiccup: i can see that
  • Valka: I AM YOUR MOTHER
  • Hiccup: i can se--wait what
  • Valka: lol look at all these dragons i'm so cool wanna live with me
  • Hiccup: sure but what about your husband
  • Valka: HUSBAND?
  • Stoick: WIFE?
  • Valka: HUBBAN?
  • Stoick: LET'S SING A SONG TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE
  • Valka: SURE
  • meanwhile....
  • Astrid: this is gay let's go find drago
  • Astrid: *kidnaps Eret*
  • Eret: UFCK
  • Astrid: okay cool we got to the camp now wh--
  • Drago: MURDER THEM ALL
  • Astrid: DAMNIT
  • Eret: aaaAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHoh wait this dragon saved my life goddamn
  • Drago: DESTROY THE DRAGON RIDERS
  • Valka: fucK look at this ARMY i am VERY ANGRY
  • Stoick: calm down it's cool we got this
  • Hiccup: hey drago i like what you got going on here it's pretty cool and stuff but what about being a drAGON RIDER HUH? sounds great amirite
  • Drago: no i'm going to kill the alpha and replace him with a new alpha
  • Hiccup: wtf
  • Valka: it's cool i got this
  • *new alpha kills old alpha*
  • Valka: nvm i don't got this
  • Drago: toothless, kill hiccup
  • Hiccup: what
  • Toothless: k
  • Hiccup: aAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TOOTHLESS NO
  • Stoick: aAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH SON NO
  • Stoick: *dies*
  • Hiccup: FUCK
  • Toothless: FUCK
  • Valka: FUCK
  • Astrid: FUCK
  • Eret: i still have no idea what's going on
  • Drago: k i'm gonna take over your town now bye
  • Gobber: we should have a funeral
  • Gobber: blah blah blah GREAT CHIEF blah blah blah NORSE MYTHOLOGY
  • Hiccup: shut up don't bring religion into this *fires arrow*
  • Gobber: oh
  • Everyone: *fires arrow*
  • Astrid: now what
  • Hiccup: idk how about baby dragons
  • Hiccup: DRAGO I AM HERE TO TAKE MY TOWN BACK
  • Drago: umm??? but i have your dragon????
  • Hiccup: not anymore bITCH
  • Drago: SHIT
  • Toothless: I AM THE ALPHA
  • Drago: no
  • Toothless: I AM THE ALPHA
  • Drago: fuck no
  • Toothless: I AM THE ALPHA
  • Bewilderbeast: yeah he's the alpha
  • Drago: SHIT
  • Hiccup: wtf Toothless? discount godzilla
  • Toothless: shut up i'm saving the day
  • Hiccup: oh
  • Astrid: hiccup i'm so proud of you
  • Hiccup: thanks girlfriend
  • Valka: hiccup i'm so proud of you
  • Hiccup: thanks mom
  • Valka: your dad would be proud of you too
  • Hiccup: thanks dead dad
  • Eret: i still have no idea what's going on
  • Hiccup: here take my dad's dragon
  • Eret: oh sweet
  • Astrid: let's have another contest
  • Hiccup: wtf is it with you and contests jesus chrsit I'm gonna win this time even though i'm the chief and shouldn't be in the contests anymore
  • Astrid: oh
  • Hiccup: hey look another voiceover

Hey, if you wanna , you know, have a little more Angie in your muse’s life one way or another, send these here hearts in the inbox!!! You can send in more than one! You don’t have to have a thread with me in order to send these in, as well!

❤-romantic relationship
💛-Love/hate relationship
💙- Familial relationship (like parent-child relationship, no relation required!)
💚- platonic relationship
💖- Squish (the want to be best friends with someone)
🖤-Hateship 
💜-slow burn romantic relationship
💔- one-sided relationship
💗-crackship (meaning, I don’t ship it but we should do it for the lols)

Wow that’s long >.> But I hope to ship with some of you!

Prohibition AU Starters
  • In a year, the feds will start missing their own liquor, but until then, we're going to make all the money.
  • You intend to start a war? In New York? Where things actually matter?
  • I need a shipment.
  • How much?
  • Money makes the world go round. Money makes me more open minded for sharing my hooch.
  • Hooch, booze, Devil's Fire, whatever you wanna call it. I got it.
  • You shoot that motherfucker.
  • Boss, there was a fire at the distillery.
  • You were supposed to be watching?!
  • I'm a businessman, not a gangster.
  • You can't be half a gangster.
  • I shot that son of a bitch.
  • You shorted me on twenty cases of hooch.
  • The feds are closing in.
  • He got shipped up East after being caught by the feds.
  • ALRIGHT! HANDS UP!
  • There's a lot of money to be made in illegal liquor.
  • How long do you think Prohibition will last?
  • I didn't marry a gangster!
  • Let's blow the place!
  • I want my god damned money.
  • I was promised my cases, and I've yet to be given what I was promised. What to do? What to do?
  • In a year, this booze stuff, it'll just be the past. There's a new business openin' up.
  • What business do we have?
  • I may not have your booze but I can make it up to you.
  • That's a shit gangster name.
  • I can't control what the papers call me.
  • Did you hear what Al Capone did?
  • Arnold Rothstein owns New York. Not you.
  • He's a gambler. It's how he's made his money.
  • In the booze business, religion and color don't mean shit. Delivering on your promises means everything.
  • STICK EM UP!
  • THIS IS A RAID
  • I have a fed on my ass. I have to be careful.
  • Don't call me that. That's not who I am anymore.