fictional characters who break my heart

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I don’t post on my account often (if ever, actually) but I need to get something off my chest.

Pretty little liars has been a show that I’ve watched since I was a young teenager and I’ve literally grown up with it, it’s been my anchor through some of the most challenging times. I have absolutely loved theorising and looking through the PLL theories tag, I’ve done this for so long that it’s breaking my heart that in two weeks there’s going to be no reason to look through that tag anymore.

This might sound silly to people who aren’t fans of the show but even though the liars are fictional characters it feels like with each episode I’m catching up with an old friend. The PLL theories tag has been an escape for me where I can immerse myself in a world where I forget all of my problems and scroll through the tag for a while.

I can’t explain how grateful I am for the show, to the tumblr blogs, to the fans. To me it’s not just a show, it’s a whole community. People have come together from all walks of life and have made friendships through their love of PLL, how incredible is that?! As much as I want to know who -A is after all this time I don’t want it to end! I’m getting so emotional just typing this post. How cool would it be if we created a new tag once the show is over that the tumblr family can still look through to stay connected?!

Here’s to all of the pll blogs out there, for taking your time with some incredible theories and for bringing people together. I will never be able to thank you enough.

Much love xx

On Sansûkh

Dear @determamfidd,

So I’ve wanted to write this for a long time, but there’s so much I want to say that I’ve held off on doing it, and I’m sorry for that! Short version: Sansûkh means the world to me, and is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever read.

Long version: From language to music, characterisation to description, your world-building is immaculate, and I love your Dwarrow so much. Every part of your story-telling is compelling, complex, and so so evocative; I can’t count how many times you’ve made me cry, from sadness, frustration, joy… and how often I’ve come back to various chapters and moments. I know I’ve re-read it at least five times, and I find something new to marvel at every time.

Characters I previously felt little attachment to, or OCs who were totally new to me, have become incredibly special to me, and I feel like I know and love better characters I already adored. The artistry with which you weave this tale, and with which you work Tolkien’s original, is mind-blowing.

I’m kind of just ranting now, which is not the point. Sorry. Here’s the thing: I’m writing my PhD, very broadly speaking, on the politics of fandom (that’s such a rough summary, but eh…), and Sansûkh more or less makes all my theory and research look redundant. With Sansûkh, you take a world that is, let’s be honest, constructed with pretty racist, colonialist language, and with cis-heteronormative and largely patriarchal social norms, and create a world that is representative, full of wonderful diversity, and that directly challenges the narratives presented in Tolkien’s original… All whilst still honouring canon and celebrating all the wonderful things in it.

It’s masterful, and such a lovely way of looking at canon that both maintains and challenges, and to be honest Sansûkh is my favourite work set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth, with Tolkien’s characters - including Tolkien’s originals.

Like so many others, I grew up on fan fiction, and I was ashamed of it. From the kid who hid their computer screen when someone walked through the same room, I’ve become the person who tells everyone who might be remotely interested that they really need to read Sansûkh, like, now.

Thank you so much for writing and sharing this wonderful story, with it’s wonderful characters and relationships, and for making my heart ache and break and heal in such beautiful ways. Thank you.

Visionary Pt 4

Season 3a Masterlist

Stiles Stilinski x Reader

Word Count: 2,072

Warnings: Character Deaths, Angst

   “So she was turned? Where is she now?” I prodded, needing him to get to the end quicker than he was.

   “Will you let me tell the story?” Peter snapped. I rolled my eyes, but waved my hand to say ‘whatever, go on.’

   “Anyway, Deaton arranged a meeting between the packs and Gerard.”

   Each group, hunter and werewolf, about six of each, stood on their own sides, facing each other like something out of West Side Story. Of course, Gerard was pacing the floor in front of the hunters.

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chaos isn’t a pit. chaos is a ladder. many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. the fall breaks them. and some, are given a chance to climb. they refuse, they cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. illusions. only the ladder is real. the climb is all there is.

i got my fourth tattoo today in honor of one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, petyr baelish. now i will always carry the mockingbird pin over my heart as he does. the lovely quote is from @petyrbaelish fic “bloodguilt"🗡🖤

Mafia Boss (G-Dragon Scenario) - Part 39

Archived | Posted March 9, 2017

Yaaaas! It’s finally Thursday again. The fact that you’re closing in on the final part for this series breaks my heart, but I’m still having the time of my life writing it. That’s never going to change haha. Hope you’ll like this, people! Enjoy~

WARNING! Those who don’t handle violence and strong language well, be ware. This is not, I repeat not, a series suited for young and sensitive readers.

All characters in this series, aside from the members of BIGBANG, are fictional. Any resemblance to real life people, in name or otherwise, are purely coincidental.

Summary: Waking up in the hospital was not what you’d expected.

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when Chris came on The Vampire Diaries and lit up our screens as Kai, so many fans loved him and loved what he did for the show, and his interactions with Bonnie especially and everyone

it breaks my heart to see some other fans now bash and hate not only a fictional character he plays, but Chris himself. He’s a flawed human being who is trying his best, and he has amazing acting skills that I want to see more of.

the difference between his reception on these two shows boggles my mind; guess it shows how effing fickle and petty people can be

Character Sketch: Wilmetta

Wilmetta Arborian is one of my favorite characters from DEMON AGE

Stolen from her home on the Kohsh Islands at a young age, Wilmetta serves as a slave to the religious sect, The Order. Quiet and steely, she is a wise and cunning character that learns quickly and misses nothing. She has olive skin (which sometimes changes shades), green eyes and white hair. She is extremely tall for her gender, but it only helps to enhance her gracefulness and good looks.

Strong, fit and fearsome, Wilmetta is a master of the sword and a loyal friend and protector. She speaks more than 12 languages and has travelled the length and width of Loth Malarya and beyond. Despite being a slave, she worked hard in secret to become cultured and skilled.

Wilmetta is brave, independent and headstrong, with a vicious dedication to her companions, a foul mouth and a heart full of pure gold. She is gender fluid and shares her heart (and her bed) with both males and females, depending on who catches her fancy. When she’s not questing, she enjoys drinking and martial sports. 

One of my favorite Wilmetta examples is represented in this short scene: 

What about you? You have a favorite character in your latest story? A character that breaks the norms or surprises you? Let me know! 

I realized something today. I love books. I love stories and I love drifting off into their pretty tales of adventures, but most importantly I love fictional characters. Despite the fact that I can’t hold them, talk to them, or physically see them. I love books, but feel a sting in my heart whenever I finish a good one. I feel a sense of loss and depression knowing I’ll never read about those characters again. I feel as though we adventured together, we laughed together, we suffered, lived, and loved. Once all this is over a part of me feels empty. A part of me recoils in sadness and sometimes it lasts for months. The reason I say this is because I realize if I could feel that way over a book. If I can feel that way over some fictional person whom I’ve never even met. What would it be like if I actually fell for someone? What would it be like if I actually fell in love with someone and everything they are. Then one day it’s gone. They leave. Not a fictional character whom I grown to love. A real person who I invested my life into. Someone who I attached myself to emotionally and physically to in reality. Someone I could actually touch and see right before my eyes as I grow to love them and just like a fictional character they leave. However they don’t disappear from existence. They just leave me in particular, continuing on with their lives, meeting new people, falling for someone else, and I can see it right before my eyes. How would I feel then? Hell, I think I’d shatter
—  A very emotional book worm

Man, I was gonna make an irate post about Tumblr’s self masturbatory love of pointing at any problematic or poor decision made and decrying it as abusive and irredeemable but the more I thought about it, the more I realized, that’s not even Tumblr. That’s just society, and we do so love to forget that we are just as susceptible to the inherent prejudices built into our society as anyone else. We aren’t special. We aren’t even that much more well-informed, we’re just better at re-branding our prejudices and bigotries to better fit a shallowly ‘enlightened’ image, and we get it into our heads that being ‘aware’ is the same thing as being ‘self-improving’. I can be aware that mosquitoes are necessary parts of the ecosystem that feed various other creatures that are important to the food chain and still find myself absolutely hating the bastards.

People want to point at characters like Pearl and say they are entirely, inherently awful for their mistakes, even in the face of evidence that they’re suffering from mental illnesses, suffering from a lack of self-worth, suffering from the loss of a close loved one, just suffering, suffering, suffering. They write off the explanations as excuses, even though Pearl never, ever excuses herself for her actions. Not for long, at any rate- she makes the same cursory defenses anyone would, but ultimately, she knows when she’s wrong. She doesn’t cling to false innocence. When she realizes she’s hurting Steven with her words in Rose’s Scabbard, she removes herself from the situation, when she realizes she’s projecting her issues onto a 10-year-old girl she stops, and re-formats her training to better accommodate Connie and Steven’s wishes, when she realizes her actions toward Garnet are not harmless, she breaks. Her methods of fixing the problem may not be flawless, but she is doing her best, within her own capacity. 

And that’s all you should ever ask of anybody. I see so many people, I know so many people who closely identify with Pearl. Not excuse her, but identify with her, they know those feelings, they understand her reactions, they see where she’s coming from and understand why she makes the mistakes she does. Some of them have probably even made similar mistakes, because Pearl is a very real, very multifaceted character. People have very real, very human reactions to characters like this, and it fucking breaks my heart to see people look at Pearl with all her flaws and label her ‘Abusive, irredeemable trash’ and know that that same mentality is reflecting back on the real people who suffer from the same feelings of worthlessness. If you can’t even bring yourself to sympathize with a fictional character in a manufactured setting, especially a character so many of you loved before she started displaying the nastier symptoms of mental illness, how can you honestly expect yourself to sympathize with real people in similar situations? How can you call yourself an ally or an advocate of any sort?

People, both in the real world and on tumblr, are so brutally unforgiving of mistakes in any capacity. It just breaks my heart.