I had a lot of fun with this on twitter, so I just kept on going with it. But you know, I’m always kind of touched by how strongly fans support their favourite characters, and there is a lot of love for Cloak and Dagger, and you can see why because there are some pretty great things about that pair. But that costume, come on, it’s a big old slice of tit window pie. They don’t always dress Dagger like that, but yeah they mostly do! But they probably won’t on the tv show!
I didn’t dwell on Cloak very much in a comic about tit windows, but, here’s something. I tweeted this essay a while ago when I read it, but Cloak’s lack of a body really brought it to mind again, and you should totally read it, though mostly it is about the character Cyborg, it is relevant here too:
Without prelude. What Jensen said wasn’t the right thing to say wether it’s true or not. It’s not the right thing to treat Destiel shippers the way fandom does now. Like “we knew that what’s the problem” or “don’t ask a question if you don’t want to hear the answer” this kind of shit. I believe that you all forgot that Destiel shippers are the part of the spn family. They’ve always been. An important and a large part. We’ve always been there for this fandom, for actors, for things we believe in. And this is what we get? Like really?? I’ve never really thought that we can get this from people I believed in.
Personally, I ship Destiel for about four years now and that’s not because I’m some kind of fucked up teenage girl that wants her favourite characters to be together just cause gays are cool!!1 like not. Not at all. I ship Destiel cause I find the relationship they share inspiring. Actually, in some part of my life the show and the ship helped me not to jump out of the window (life can be shitty sometimes yeah). Destiel and other shippers have always been some kind of shelter for me.
I don’t want to make everyone to ship Destiel. I just want fandom and actors be respectful with us. With our faith.
Words that Jensen told. Words that my fandom is telling me now. That breaks my heart.
I’m so glad I stopped watching TVD a long time ago. Stefan was one of my favourite characters ever. Tormented but always kind and altruistic. Always there for everyone. And Caroline, my poor baby, you deserved better. Steroline was my first OTP and their story was wonderful for the first six seasons. At least Paul got what he wanted, so that’s a plus I guess. SMH.
I was tagged by @caulophryne to do “Characters you relate to” but I can’t do the image stuff so I guess I’ll have to stick with quotes by/about them? IDK.
I tried. I’m in school panic mode so y’know how that goes.
Anita Blake Series: Edward “Ted Forrester”
it’s like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl up on the foot
of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat
Tamora Pierce: Tortall series Keladry of Mindelan
“You are the Protector of the Small. You see real people in the
humans and animals overlooked by your peers. There will always be work
Discworld: Samuel Vimes
“Odd thing, ain’t it… you meet people one at a time, they seem
decent, they got brains that work, and then they get together and you
hear the voice of the people. And it snarls.”
Sandy Mitchell in Warhammer 40K: Ciaphas Cain
“Frak this! My soul’s my own and I’m keeping it!”
Star Trek Voyager: Captain Kathryn Janeway
“What did Starfleet send us - a map? The location of a wormhole? If I
could decode this today, Chakotay, we could be home tomorrow. Then
again, it could be Admiral Chapman’s recipe for the perfect pound cake.”
Star Wars: Leia Organa
“You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them.”
(Whoever wants to be tagged in this can go ahead and consider themselves such.)
so i'm asexual ( have known that for a while now) and i think i'm also stuck between being Pan/A- Romantic because i wouldn't mind being in a relationship with any person no matter of gender, but i have basically no desire for sex or even any actual attraction to anyone. I really Really, want to be in a relationship with someone because i'm constantly surrounded with people in relationships and i just feel like a stupid robot ( i.e because of stereotypes of emotionless/ loveless). This sucks :(
Relationships aren’t how a person is defined and they aren’t the only proof of someone being full of love and feelings and emotions like everyone else. You might love your friends, or your family, your favourite books, your favourite characters, a certain kind of scenery or a particular kind of day. Certain smells and tastes might remind you of times you felt especially happy, or sad, or angry. Certain issues and topics you might feel especially passionate about.
None of this is because of your ability to romantically love or sexually desire another person. We are not made whole by our partners. If you want to be in a relationship, make sure it’s because you want that particular bond with someone, not because you feel you need one to prove something. You don’t have to prove anything. You’re just as varied and complex and human as everyone else.
Mum and I were talking about the way there only seem to be twelve British actors and they sort of rotate:
Me: It’s like how I was saying to someone that “my brain kind of broke when I realised one of my favourite Dragon Age characters was played by that guy Mum fancied when he was in EastEnders….”
Mum: Really? Who?
Me, promptly realising this is veering close to actual fandom conversation and trying not to panic: I’ve forgotten his name. Uh… (To be fair, I had. Apparently my head couldn’t juggle scouring casserole dishes and Ramon Tikaram at the same time.)
Mum: The one with the cheekbones?
Me, remembering: Oh yeah. You kept saying he was right handsome and I was oblivious, I just know his voice, really…
Mum, a bit dreamily: He was. He keeps cropping up in things -
Me, squinting: I can’t believe you still remember - He made that much of an impression? I mean, I was oblivious, but he could read the phone book and it’d probably make a good chillout tape. Anyway, yeah. And it’s like how that guy from Grantchester cropped up in Inquisition….
So, today in “accidental conversations I’ve had with my mother about Dorian Pavus”… (There have been far too many.)
To be fair, silent as I try to be, I think she’s sussed I have favourites. She’s picked up on the odd, embarrassed mumble about “magical lawyer steampunk fantasy Indian Errol Flynn”, “awkward stoic gorgeous lady knight,” “self-deprecating very British bloke who was brought up in a monastery” and “grumpy Northern general with a secret badly-hidden sense of humour and a ridiculous coat.” She has no idea who they are, but she’s way too observant for her own good.