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Midoriya Izuku // Episode 38

Drum corps gothic

The caption head keeps saying “one more time”. You’ve lost track of how many times he’s said it. The sun is rising.

The bus pulls into the housing site. The drum majors get off to go find the sleeping areas. They do not return.

This gym seems familiar. They all seem familiar. You can’t tell them apart anymore.

You enter the field. It is silent. There is a crowd, but no noise. There is no announcement. The drum major counts off.

Your tech tells you to go touch the fence. You keep running. You never find the fence.

The water doesn’t taste right. It is dark and tastes gamey. You think you see something move in your jug.

The vets say that you won’t hurt after three weeks. They were right. You can’t feel anything in general now.

Staff says you should get five hours of floor time, but as soon as you close your eyes, the gym lights come on.

The gym lights are motion sensored. They come on and you sit up. No one is moving.

Things disappear in the bays. Then under your seat. You worry that what’s sitting in the seat is next.

You feel your seat partner lean against you in the night. You look over and they are asleep in the aisle. You close your eyes and don’t open them until you arrive at the housing site.

The showers are dimly lit. You all stick to one side because you swear something is on the corner.

You have pasta for dinner, but it tastes like pb&j. Your cereal in the mornings tastes like pb&j. Your water tastes like pb&j. Everything tastes like pb&j.

“What state are we in?” No one can answer. No one knows. Staff won’t tell anyone.

A cloud is almost covering the sun. It does not move for the entire block.

A field judge is in front of you. He follows you for the whole show. He has a tape recorder, but doesn’t say anything into it.

You get home. No one recognizes you. You can no longer sleep on your bed. You still hear the distant clicking of a metronome everywhere you go.

Okay so I’ve seen the post that prompted the euclasespn blog to get deleted. There’s some kind of bizarre-ass trolling going on here? I’m not really sure why anyone would bother? Since in the end euclase still gets the credit for her gorgeous art? Honestly nothing about it makes any sense??

But yes as far as I understand it was originally done with euclase’s permission and yes she’s now disavowed it and asked Tumblr to delete it and yes it was at her instigation that the blog is gone.

So…do I still reblog the posts? Considering they all have credit attacked? My inclination is that the reblogs are okay - euclase is still named as the artist and no one stole her work…does anyone know if she WANTS us to not reblog them?? 

@euclase I’m sure you’re inundated but if you see this - just want to share your lovely artwork in whatever way *you* are most comfortable and happy with. I think you’re an amazing artist, and I’m so sorry this went so cockeyed.

So @officialmonstaxmemes took @our-kpopreact meme and placed their watermark right over her watermark.

obviously there is tiny writing on the bottom and this meme is pretty big, I mean everyone has probably seen it.

This is the original, when I saw this I sent it to the original person who posted the meme and she told me that the person had blocked her and that she couldn’t do anything to stop the person. I would hate for this person to get credit for a meme they didn’t make, you can see that they are both posted on tumblr so the person took the meme where they could easily reblog it and posted it on the same site??? Not only that but they added their watermark on the meme! It sucks to have a meme stolen but it’s one thing to not realise what’s wrong with it and then apologies but this person knows that they’re taking a meme and then blocking the original meme maker.

Like I don’t wanna start anything but again, you stole a meme!?? Like it’s someone else’s creative work that you’ve stolen. Sure, not as important to us as someone’s art being stolen or writing, but it’s still a big deal to the person who’s work is being stolen. I would hate for my memes to be stolen or anyone who does make memes, it’s not right. 

The incorrect tagging on your posts are another thing but that would just change my current rant so I won’t mention that. 

Sorry again, but thanks for reading!

Update: The person has said sorry, I urge you guys not to send hate anymore, I just wanted to get my point out that stealing memes aren’t right. 

LAWLESS

Summary: Despite his youth, Eren Jaeger is one of the best and most popular doctors of the Kingdom. Among those interested on his services is included a recognized criminal clan, which does not hesitate to use the youngest of the Ackerman as bait. Eren never imagined that this “harmless” girl in red dress would get him into so much trouble, turning his world upside down.


N/A: since I deleted my blog back in March, the “read more” of my old posts is not working anymore, so I decided to re-upload chapters 1 and 2 together to make things easier for anyone who’s interested.

Art by Dani ♥ the full version of Lawless’ cover is here and there’s more related fanart here - I still have to reblog everything again, so the tag will collect more beautiful things done by Dani soon. You can also read the rest of the chapters on FF.net


Chapter 1. Crimson


Mikasa hit the wall hard. In spite of it, the coldness of the bricks did little against her accumulated body heat. Today’s training had been tough, since she had to battle against the stockiest and tallest man at Kenny’s service.

Will, who was practically a beast of a man lay face down on the floor, blood dripping from his broken nose.

“Is he dead?”

The girl shook her head slightly, without even looking at the man approaching the scene. She needed to catch her breath and calm her heart rate. She wiped the sweat from her forehead with her forearm while she thought that yeah, she could have killed him. The idiot would have deserved it only for trying to be too clever.

“He should be dead, huh?” murmured the man in an expressionless tone, but Mikasa knew him well enough to perceive his simmering anger.

“The fucking pig”. Levi turned Will over easily with a foot, without any care at all, so he could check his face. Mikasa had done a good job wrecking that stupid face, the guy was going to look uglier than before. Usually when a training session ended like this, it was because the practice puppets had said something disgusting to her or tried something they shouldn’t have.

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flyingbird27  asked:

Prompt idea: Leon swapping clothes with Hiro? (Ikd you can make it shippy too if you wish?)

wearing each other’s ill-fitting clothing
(fun fact: it took like 10 minutes for me to realize who ‘hiro’ was lmao. i didn’t realize the english version gave them shortened nicknames. i’m very out of the loop haha)

anyway GOOD PROMPT
love these nerds, still my fave rare pair couple ;]

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: even if we set aside the question of whether alluka is trans or not, even if you’re so intent on denying trans representation that you will grasp at straws and reach and reach for any other explanation for her gender regardless of whether it makes sense within the bounds of canon or not

if you think alluka is a boy you literally missed the entire point of the election arc

literally the whole source of drama within the zoldyck family during that arc was because illumi and the rest of the zoldyck family barring killua was operating on a false understanding of nanika’s powers. because they never took the time to understand

because they literally do not treat alluka as a human being

by choosing to “headcanon” or “interpret” alluka as a boy you’re basically saying “well yes they didn’t understand her powers and yes they dehumanized her and yes killua knows her better than anyone else but i think they’re right and he’s wrong about her gender.” you’re saying that literally the only person who treats her like a human does not know if she’s a boy or a girl.

(and if your response is to say “okay maybe alluka’s mentally female but biologically alluka’s a boy so i’m still going to use male pronouns” then congrats, you’re a transphobe.)

someone please come up with a Danny and Poindexter ship name that’s really good and won’t give me second hand embarrassment. If Wes (a bg character who appears for 5 seconds) and Danny have a ship name, then so can this. 

if danny/poindexter does actually become a recognized ship with its own fanart and tag.. i hope it’s like this cute funny ship where sidney tries to learn what it’s like being a millennial … and danny tries to understand 50s slang. they’re both fuckin nerds of their era.

Sidney would be Danny’s first ghost ally and he’d help him get through high school as much as possible. He’d throw books at anyone who bullies him. maybe he’d try to tutor him on some things but everything he knows is outdated. Danny would still use Locker 724 and they’d just casually talk through that mirror!!! 

i know the shots of nct for nylon are really like, gray and dark and i kept seeing them edited WAY too bright so i edited them all myself, brightened (hopefully not too much), sharpened, and topazed and was wondering if anyone would be interested in them?? tbh if i share them then people are welcome to use them on their blogs or whatever, i just wont want them to be re-edited (at least not without my permission).

the difference looks something like this (but sharper, since this was resized~)

update here’s a haechan preview

update again refer to this post to find all 20 photos~

  • Anti: This ship is abusive/incestuous/pedophilic/just plain wrong.
  • Shipper: Good thing it's fiction, huh?
  • Anti: You need to use proper warnings/tags on these things!
  • Shipper: Yep, sure do! :)
  • Anti: It doesn't matter if it's fictional, it contributes to real life abuse.
  • Shipper: Nope. Media does influence people, but the difference between a mainstream story with no disclaimers and a properly tagged fanwork is miles wide. (the act of tagging a work with all the relevant triggers for abuse, etc. is mutually exclusive with "romanticizing" or validating it.)
  • Anti: Fine, I guess it's ok, but only if you're a survivor using it to cope.
  • Shipper: Nope. I don't need to present my history for you to scrutinize, and neither does anyone else.
  • Anti: What if I just ask whether or not you're a survivor of abuse?
  • Shipper: Nope! Still none of your business! :)
  • Anti: Ok, you can make whatever you want, but you're not allowed to share it. Don't post it. Anywhere. It's not that I think your coping mechanisms are shameful or anything, I just think you should pretend they don't exist!
  • Shipper: Again, NO. We have a right to community, to share our creative output for other people's healing and growth. YOU have a right to blacklist it.
  • Anti: You're gross/disgusting/icky/eeevil!
  • Shipper: :)
  • Anti: I'm gonna spam your ship tags with gore and other content designed to Trigger (or at the very least Upset) you.
  • Shipper: :/ ...I guess this means you're giving up all pretense of "just trying to protect people", huh?
Ghosts Can't Play Exy Pt.3

Wow this is over 1,500 words so Ima put most of it under a cut my lord. Shout out to @persistentplutonium for helping me with this and @andrewsneil and everyone else who liked this. Again, tw for minor gore, violence, and suicide and overdose mentions (still not too much tho). 

 Pt. 1 Pt.2 Pt.4 Pt.5 

  •  Neil knew Andrew was a problem from the beginning 
  •  But to push him off of the roof??? 
  • He could’ve been alive 
  • He could’ve been one of the foxes 
  • He says as much to the medicated Minyard 
    •  “But you weren’t.”
    •  “Fuck you.” 
  • Neil is close to pushing Andrew off of the roof 
  • This kiddo is insane, what if he’d suspected Matt was a ghost and tried this 
  • He’s even more of a threat now
  • But Andrew wouldn’t have done it if he wasn’t sure 
  • It takes the rest of the semester for Neil to see that
  • Andrew doesn’t tell him, he doesn’t feel he needs to justify himself to anyone 
  •  But Neil studies Andrew much closer now 
  • He sees how Andrew analyzes everything 
  •  How he investigates things that are interesting and remembers everything about them 
  • How he and Renee deal in realistic hypotheticals where Andrew debunks certain possibilities only to be hit with another 
  • Andrew isn’t stupid enough to call someone a ghost unless he felt it was the truth 

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Speculation about Mon-El / Valor / Karamel

REBLOB LIST & BNBR POLICY

Guys, I’m keeping a list of people that wish to be copied in any interesting Supergirl speculation post, mostly about Mon-El / Karamel / Valor, but anything relevant for the show really.

Multi tagging​ is most of the times not working, but I will add your name to the list of you want. Check my blob with the ‘supergirl speculation’ tag to find new threads (specially if you don’t get notifications).

This would be for speculations from a pro-Mon-El and pro-Karamel perspective. RESPECTFUL and friendly disagreements are ok but I will not hesitate in blocking/ deleting haters, trolls and anyone who does not behave appropriately as per BNBR policy below.

Tell me in the comments tagging me if any names should be added or removed to the list below. I will try to keep the list updated. And I will try to tag the Karamel Fam in any interesting speculation that I come across. I repost all of them in my blob using the tag ‘Supergirl Speculation’.

I still remember when we started using the tag ‘Supergirl Speculation’ on our threads with some fabulous members of the Karamel Fam. That probably was before 2x16.

Now it’s a tag that we love dearly and it is this intellectually stimulating awesome safe space to bounce off ideas in this sea of impolite uncultured barbarians that is the Supergirl fandom in general.

As more people join in these speculation, we got some ground rules so we can all feel safe while doing it. Please feel free to comment on them with your suggestions, so I can update them to ensure that we all are comfortable with them.

Speculation Karamel Fam BNBR (Be Nice Be Respectful) Policy:

1. About the hottest topics/ characters - L*na and Mon-El: no matter who you like and what you ship, when it comes to these two characters, tread carefully and be respectful to the person who stans or ships someone other than your fave. Don’t attack Mon-El/ Karamel in a speculation thread related to it and don’t attack L*na in a thread about her. Jokes about antis are acceptable, if are in an appropriate speculation thread and in good spirit. If you want to talk directly or more harsly about haters, it’s better if you do not do it in a speculation thread and open a specific thread about whatever you want to point out. As a reminder, this is the list of people who want to speculate from a pro-Karamel and pro-Mon-El perspective, so if you are unable to be respectful about that, these are not your threads and the Karamel Fam is not interested in your comments.

2. It would be nice if the Karamel speculation threads are places for people to bounce off ideas, so we can do guesswork for fun about fiction based on inconsistent source material. If you have an idea, solution or comic knowledge please do bomb drop it. Sometimes just discussing crazy ideas is the best part, even if you know/ suspect that it will never happen.

3. Be very polite, respectful and careful in your discourse, especially if you are moving from the territory of bouncing off ideas to debating. Please refrain yourself from policing ideas. You may not agree with someone else’s speculation but you don’t need to convince them that they are wrong. Be extra nice when you disagree with someone.

4. Debating cannot include condescending remarks, personal attacks, talking down and arrogance, especially in regards to a field in which you are no more an expert than the person you are challenging. None of us have real evidence about future storylines so we all can be wrong.

5. Hate/ shaming/ mocking/ attacking real people is NOT acceptable. Not about actors, producers, fans or shippers. Do not send hate messages, make hateful comments about people or try to make people feel bad for writing metas or fanfics, making gifs or fanvids, speculating, commenting, enjoying hotness, doing their work or having different opinions or preferences than you. We want nothing of this in the Karamel fandom and in our speculation threads. Just don’t do it. If you do, we don’t want anything to do with you.

6. Just remember, the only form of debate that is acceptable in the Karamel fandom is respectful agreement or disagreement. Have fun and enjoy!

@starcrossed-comets @kelbottumbles @pwettypwita @gldngrl7 @olivertryst @emarasmoak @winelover1989 @super-karamel @breadrunnersofcakedom @queenkaramel @mon-kai-el @thoughtsfromaclutteredbrain @jeymien @ships-sailing-in-the-night @5ha5ha @dipdab7 @fangirlintheforest @taurusclh @captainkaramel @reddragonlilly7 @baskingintheinsanity @anaveragegirl15 @sananey77 @noeji @busysciencegeek @contygold86 @karahasmyheart @geekyelvengirl @airykurk @iminyourhandskara @ginervamariechaseeverdeen @mon-el-ofdaxam @secretlycasualninja @ynahpets-world @ladytedw33naslowsby @fangirlforlife2448 @hillshollow @awestallendevotee @jko333 @karamel-club-soda @talldarkandblandsome @kalena-henden @highwaytothe7hells @wladyb91 @babywhenyouwishuponastar @seasaltkaramel @maggshouse19 @mads415 @jj-c123 @samlive @myfangirlinghq @elenajones23 @bananakittensblog @emma-d-artagnan @profoundlyfadedprincess @teeandrainbows @karadanversprince @ships-sailing-in-the-night @fangirleslie14 @comerunninghometomysuperfriend @alex-wesley @teacactus @tinnefoil @juliakaze @caromel26 @karamelcoveredolicity @kooks71 @pepperbermuda @muffet2024 @popcultureprincess90 @peggystormborn @specialagent-foxymulder @kbcountry37-blog @chelseaellie @411supergirl @zorelsmendler @dracox-serdriel @pumpkinspicedwitch @eidj @bonitatiplatypus @bachata-rosa @jrom0824 @whovianlunatic @karaandmonel @karafliesaway @alwaysspeakshermind @lcb1 @karamelfrosting @wizard-of-oz87 @jennymagicalheart @mrsobrien888 @nickid08.

Other respectful blogs (not Karamel shippers):

@lena-lipbite-luthor @llb-hides @mykatiecrush 

#supergirl #supergirl-speculation #karamel #mon-el #speculation #bnbr

If you browse the Annexious tag here on tumblr, you can find a lot of stories about what he has done to people told firsthand or by their friends, some with evidence like screenshots or voice recordings, but the summary is, he manipulates women into sexual acts with him and treats his ‘conquests’ like trophies, gaslights them when they try to speak out, uses his friends/followers as shields and attack dogs, and harasses anyone who RP’s in a way he does not approve of (despite his own RP being far from perfect).

After realizing our old Skype logs still exist, I read through them tonight and now I’m feeling kinda sick and very pissed, so for the sake of venting, I’ll explain what happened to me. I made a lot of mistakes, and a lot of what happened to me was my own fault, but that’s precisely the kind of people he tries to target, because they are easy to prey on and in a difficult position to speak out or not take all the blame onto themselves. I was 19, brand new to my very first MMO that had just launched, and not in a good place IRL. I had no experience in the MMORP community and no previous ties to it, no tumblr or anything, so I had no idea who he was. I was a dangerously patient, polite, and forgiving person at the time.

I’ll put everything under the cut for length and sensitive content (OOC sexual harassment, IC noncon/dubcon).

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Densi-mber???

I had a thought….

I’m still very new here to Tumblr (and to the NCIS:LA fandom) and all, but I’m loving interacting and seeing everyone’s stuff, whether it be writing, or pic sets, or gif sets, etc. Not sure if anything like this already exists (please tell me if it does and I’ll join it), but…

What do you guys think of doing something for Densi-mber

31 days of Densi goodness, whether it be pics, gifs, writings, anything! Not sure if it’d be done better as its own page where all can post things, or as just a tag anyone can use who wants to join in.

Also perfect to do now (being December) with the anniversary of “All in”!

Thoughts?

  • me: *watched ninjago when there were only two seasons and hasn't since*
  • movie: *comes out*
  • me: maybe I should rewatch it! *does so*
  • me, having rewatched the first five episodes: I wonder if anyone on Tumblr has drawn more realistic interpretations of the characters *goes into the tag*
  • tag: *characters I dont recognize* *weird ship names* *spoilers I dont understand* *references I dont get*
  • me: what the fuck
You Bring me Good in my Lonely Life

Summary: Michael Jones was nothing but trouble. Rumours spread about him like a wildfire, a virus, a plague. They say everything he touches burns.
Gavin Free is the new kid, the perfect student, the golden boy. Pure.
But nothing is pure in Los Santos for long.
And maybe Gavin Free wants to burn.
Pairing: Mavin
Word Count: 8,223 words
Warnings: unhealthy relationships, implied/referenced alcohol abuse (see AO3 for more)
A/N:Lowkey(highkey) inspired by this. (I love this fic so much, I credit most of the philosophical talk to that fic honestly). A lot of talk and lines were heavily inspired and borrowed from that fic (it’s all that lovely author’s) but I tried my best to give it my own flair and fit this idea into pre-fahc.Not my views at all, I just wanted to write something like this. I hope this makes sense~ Feel free to ask me questions about what happened. Also, they’re probably OOC, but I tried to make their prominent personality traits stay the same, as with other fics.

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Gavin is the golden boy. The new foreign student slipped into their lives seamlessly; parents fawned over him, students flocked around him. Perfect student, perfect clothes, perfect looks, perfect values, perfect son, perfect charm. Perhaps, the most attractive feature in him, one of the blinding things about him, was that he was pure.

In a city like Los Santos, nothing is pure.

He has no bite to his tongue, no malice behind his actions. Smiles were genuine, laughs weren’t forced. People crave that.

He was pure, until he wasn’t. Tainted in the form of golden curls, freckles, and bursts of oranges reflecting against skin. As the old adage goes: curiosity killed the cat.

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Dale Pike, Labyrinth, and the Wrong Choice

The reason that Dale Pike’s poem “The Deeper Well” is tagged “Labyrinth” is for this:

“The paths are unkempt
arrows flipped; markers pried
one always tells the truth
one always lies”

The creatures in the Labyrinth change the marks Sarah has made in her attempts to move through it so she stays lost. I have to digress here into the issue of how Jareth, the Goblin King, claims he did everything for Sarah’s benefit, stole Toby away from her, made her solve the Labyrinth, played his role as her adversary because that’s what SHE expected of him, and meanwhile from her POV she’s been confused and lost and solving puzzles, and she HATES it?! And in the end he tells her “Everything I’ve done I’ve done for you”

like I just can’t think of a thing that is more us right now, ok an ARG sounded exciting, but now we are lost and frustrated, we don’t know what puzzles to solve and what is real and what isn’t, or even if the whole entire thing is just an illusion?

but if the solution is to realize “you have no power over me” I don’t even know what that means yet

Anyway “one always tells the truth one always lies” - she comes to a pair of doors with sentient knockers, she has to choose a door, a path. One knocker always tells the truth, one always lies. She chooses the WRONG DOOR and falls into the oubliette. It’s a dungeon cell that can only be accessed through a door in the ceiling, a place where you put people and forget about them. A deep well.

This is, if you think about it, also where S ends up at the end of the Dale Pike fic “The Players”. He falls down a hole into nothingness, into a room you can only exit through a ceiling, an oubliette. I’m a little lost again here but if we take the Labyrinth reference as a clue this seems to be pointing towards John making the wrong choice by shoving him through the trapdoor; I just don’t know what the Right Choice would be in this context.

Also at the end of TFP, when Sherlock passes out at the prison and wakes up back at his burnt-out house, we see him falling into black nothingness (ooze), followed by an overhead shot of him lying on the table, like he’s fallen into the room. Which has no doors. This could also be a reference to an oubliette. (Which is evidence for Dale Pike being some kind of Someone, since apparently the poem was written a year ago, (have people really checked all the dates out?) and I don’t really believe all this, except… I’m just pointing out evidence here.). In this case, though, the room is an illusion that Sherlock can just walk out of? (No idea how this ties in yet.).

With reference to the Skull on twitter and tweeting George Takei … I think most people have the sense not to do this anyway because it’s a Bad Idea, but if you want an ARG-related reason just to quiet the voices in your head a little, the solution to the Labyrinth is “you have no power over me” and the Skull was literally trying to offer us power. That was supposedly the solution to the riddle, right, power? (I already wondered if he was just lying and now I suspect he might be the one who always lies). He has no power over us and no power to give us. This is the Wrong Path.

In short, I’ve spent most of the past week wondering if I was going to give up and delete, log out, go inactive for a year or so, but I still can’t get away from the game? And does anyone know where I can watch Labyrinth online it’s been a while and I’m suddenly very very interested.


Tagging some people I have seen posting about Pike/twitter/the ARG @jenna221b @teaandqueerbaiting @worriesconstantly @teapotsubtext
(please tag anyone else who would be interested if you would like, I know there are more but it’s hard to keep track of who is still playing and who isn’t for me)

anonymous asked:

At first the bargain between Rhysand and Feyre was something I considered romantic. Like coming full circle. But then the more I thought about it the more uncomfortable I was becoming with it. I do not know how to feel about it still honestly.

It does not sit well with you because it really shouldn’t. It is extremely problematic. It was detrimental to the whole evolution of the relationship of Rhysand and Feyre and honestly a very sour note.

And the underlined message of this conclusion is extremely unsettling. And the way it is presented even more.

Think about what that bargain actually meant. Yes Rhysand and Feyre have a very long life expectancy and are considered immortals however they are not. Not really. This is why they can procreate. This is why there is a history of many High Lords in the line of succession. Come to think about it both Rhysand and Feyre in a span of a year died. Life even for High Fae is not a certainty. Their mortality is not out of reach. And no one can predict the future. They could live for centuries, or forever or they could die tomorrow. This is the premise of their story. But according to that they made a bargain where they made a pact of death. A suicide pact in truth.

Just the idea that one person cannot survive the death of their beloved one (or of anyone for that matter) and wants to die along with them aka commit instant suicide so not to face a world without another person is beyond unhealthy. And it sends all the wrong messages. And there are people that consider it to be the highlight of a romance when it is really an abusive conclusion in a journey that was meant to be anything but such.

Also….MORONS! We are talking about MORONS. How these people survived is beyond me. Aside all of their melodrama and constant failed planning how exactly did Feyre and Rhysand survive? Let us think about it. Let us think about it HARD.

Feyre survived her death because Rhysand was alive to pull her back. Rhysand survived his death because Feyre was alive to hold on to him and force the others to bring him back. If they had already made that bargain before the final battle for example they would not be alive now. They would be dead. How romantic would that be.

Life is precious. When you love someone you want then to live. With or without you. Even after you. Life does not begin and end with a love story no matter how epic and powerful in might be. When you love someone you want the best for them. You want  them to truly live. You fight and you struggle and you make sure to love yourself too so to give love to others. You want those that you love to survive. You fight for them, and their happiness and their survival. That is the point of fighting. You fight for yourself and for those you love. If you go first you should want for those you love to find the strength to live and survive and move on from the pain and the loss and smile again. You want to be able to live through them again through every smile and memory and every act of life. You want them to build their life again. And if you are the one left behind then you honor those that have passed before by living. You honor the love you felt for them by loving yourself as they did you. And you live. First for you. Then for keeping alive those your love in memory and carry them with you. You mourn. You move on. You laugh and love again.

Otherwise what is the point? This story in the acotar universe was supposed to be a journey of love but also a journey of how survivors overcome their trauma and get to live. How they stand on their two feet. How they become strong individuals again and not just shades of people they used to be. Where did that go? Feyre loved Tamlin but no matter how much she loved him in the end she had to move on from him. For her own sake. So what is the message here? That Tamlin was an abuser but since Rhysand is not it is okay for Feyre to enter a controversial codependent relationship with him to the point where even her life will be forfeit without him? Vice versa the same counts for Rhysand. I am sorry but what the actual freaking bullshit is this?

Also should we talk about the promise of children. Both Rhysand and Feyre know that sooner or later down the road they will have at least a son. They have seen his face. How can you make a bargain that could potentially even leave your child an orphan down the road? What if one of them dies when their kid is still a child? What then? Oh how romantic for a baby or a kid or a teen to lose both of its parents because they got entangled to a toxic codependent relationship where they ended up making a bargain where the one party will practically commit instant suicide if the other one dies. THAT SHIT GOES UP AGAINST EVERYTHING ACOMAF SHOWED. Feyre and Rhysand went through abuse and PTSD and slowly tried to heal their wounds again. They wanted to teach each other how to be in a healthy relationship. How to stand on their feet and survive and move on.

And yes all romantic and nice but Feyre and Rhysand know each other for what? ONE YEAR? Where they got together under a lot of traumatic pressure only to jump to a traumatic war so to do what? Promise eternity or…death to each other? Really?

Their bargain ties each other beyond any future choice. It is actually abusive in its core. It leaves no opening for any life beyond their relationship.

All that build up and gone. Gone in the last two pages. I just. I can’t. I CANNOT!

And no one! No one ever dare to come and tell me that that shit was romantic! It was not! It was sick. This is not a re-edition of Mariah carey’s I can’t live without you!

This was a story that many people and especially teens looked up to. This was promoted as a healthy representation against domestic abuse. This was presented as the story of two SURVIVORS that now can’t survive without each other. Can’t live for themselves. They do not care about what they will leave behind. They do not care for life. They do not care for their friends. They do not care for their families. They do not even care for their duties. They are High Lord and High Lady of the Night Court. They have responsibilities far beyond their selfish purposes. What if they both die and the mantle passes on to Keir for example or someone like him? What happens to their people then? To everything they fought for? All gone. Just like that.

And not to mention that if for example Rhysand for whatever reason dies tomorrow he will still be a dude that has lived several lifetimes. He is older than 500 years. He has lived his life. He is far more experienced. Feyre is younger than 20. A girl that has barely lived and loved and one that was abused in such a degree (by her family, Tamlin, UtM etc) so now feels blessed and gratitude that is loved by someone that actually cares for her and so she ends up making a pact with a very old dude to die if he dies. And it is equally dysfunctional for Rhysand too. He makes that bargain while he is in a mental state of being freshly released from 50 continuous years of imprisonment, torture and rape and after recently participating in a horrific bloody war with thousands upon thousands of casualties where he actually died himself too. He made the bargain while he is still dealing with this kind of PTSD when just weeks before he wanted nothing more than to fight in order to save Feyre and make sure that even if he died she would survive no matter what. That was his goal. To fight for her and to have her live to fight another day and live her life even if he would not. If push came to shove he was ready to sacrifice himself for her to live. And all of that suddenly shifted and… yay let us die together in the future.

And after all the messages ACOMAF promoted in the end what does this story say? Hey, find your love but if your love dies go and die too so to be together even in death. Suicide and unhealthy psychological reliance to each other FTW.

And you know what? I would not mind it half as much if this was presented for what it truly is. But this was glorified. Romanticized and worst of all presented under the guise of being a healthy representation of a balanced love story. At least with Romeo and Juliet you would tell that they were too young and too stupid …but here after the war and everything that happened they end on that note!

You have no idea how much I shipped them and still do and to end their story like that? It hurts! It really REALLY DOES!

Well done. Well FUCKING DONE! Way to go. 

It’s normal to have strong feelings and reactions ♥

I feel like this isn’t acknowledged enough. On the contrary: people here (on the internet in general) are constantly told to “chill”

And those who say this, are not wrong. From the rational point of view, some things just don’t warrant to be taken so seriously, everyone’s opinions should be respected, you won’t change anyone’s mind by reacting on a hot head, etc. 

But we are not always rational. I am a passionate person myself, I react hotly sometimes to the most trivial stuff and write long and angry responses to random posts on the internet. Writing them makes me feel better but… is it a good idea to post it? 

Often the answer is “no”. Be it because I’d be raising unnecessary drama, because it doesn’t fit my blog, because I might get into a tiring and prolonged discourse because of it… etc. 

So here’s a few tricks I’ve learned with time, and specially in the past few months,  to manage my reactions on tumblr:

  1. Look at the notes of that post. Maybe somebody already said what you want to say and you only need to reblog that version or add a supportive word. If there isn’t anything of the sort:

  2. Write your response but don’t post it immediately.
    Save it as a draft. We are hormonal beings. The way we see and measure the importance of things vary depending on how tired, hungry or awake we are. Even of the time of the day and the moon phase.

    Creating some distance and giving yourself time to cool down might also give your head a clearer perspective. 

  3. Re-read the post in your drafts a few hours later, or even sleep over it. The ideal would be two days. If it’s a post with lots of notes, a bit of resting time won’t matter. Ask yourself: does this look as bad as it did when I read it for the first time? Does it really matter? Will my response change anything? Will I feel better after manifesting my opinion? 

  4. Look again at your answer: 
    -Is it grammatically coherent?  
    -Do you provide empirical evidence? Do you link resources to fact-chek if needed? 
    -These that may contest you will latch onto anything. Make sure you don’t accidentally contradict yourself, that you don’t insult anyone, that you are being polite and that you get your point across. 

  5. I can’t stress this enough - BE POLITE. You have to tell them that you disagree with their opinion, not that you consider them and their entire family “retarded idiots” (actual insult someone actually threw at me once. So mature…) 
    You will never change anyone’s mind if you use cheap insults. People will just shut down and ignore anything you have to say. 

  6. Re-read everything. Correct your answer. Save it as a draft again. Come back a few hours later. 
    Does it still make you angry and do you still really want to post your rant? 

  7. If yes, then go for it. The internet is a free place and anyone who’s on it by their own free will should be able to handle some burn. 

And another extra point: if you receive an answer but it doesn’t add anything of value, it’s okay to ignore it. You want to invest your time and energy in a debate, not in a baby fight.