the most beautiful, seminal robron episode to date that kicked off an unforgettable week of emmerdale
an opening bath and bedroom scene
aaron dingle’s biceps
flirting and teasing
robert sugden’s heart eyes as he admires the man he loves
more confirmation that their sex life was is highly active and transcendental
ROBERT COMING OUT AS BI TO THE MAN HE LOVES (IN A MAGICAL FOREST)
robert planning a proposal to the man he loves
him wanting it to be in the barn they shared their affair memories with for sentimental reasons
it actually ending up being mid argument at the roadside with a kidnapped lunatic teenager in the boot in the car they’d fly into a lake and nearly drown in
the entire situation obviously turning out to be a disaster but in the most domesticated running theme of an aaron and robert way
plenty of funny and historic and gasping and emotional and teary and picturesque and HD sensationally stunning moments
so much softness and epic romance
SO MANY ICONIC QUOTES THAT STILL GET ME TO THIS DAY
the literal best content straight out of fanfic
a very happy fandom running wild for all the right reasons
danny and ryan falling in love underwater in a london studio whilst trapped in a car
fast forward a year and we have:
aaron and robert being the worst kind of exes with profound feelings
aaron and robert being married but not actually together
because robert knocked up the estranged sister of home farm whilst aaron was getting abused and taking drugs in prison
and now he’s irrationally unhinged and desperate for dominance without his moral compass by his side
attached to a family most of the viewers despise
where one of those members is lawrence white the man who has always had the hots for robert and who is being played to that advantage
now thinking he is romantically latched on to him because robert is an absolute fool who likes to make life difficult and will stretch to great extremity by making him believe they’re an item to scheme his way into power
that hat trick well and truly being completed
whilst aaron disappears off on holiday healing and coping as well as he can
a lot of shudders and cringing and HOW DO I UNSEE SOMETHING AND I CAN’T WATCH and let me just lay here to die
an expectation of thinking it can’t get any worse or we can’t be anymore shocked only to have emmerdale accept the challenge
stress, stress, and more stress
plenty of pain and suffering and non-happy tears
from us and the boys
theories and humour left, right, and centre to help us cope with the hardship
an uptight, partially destroyed fandom who are v emotionally scarred and v fragile and clinging on for dear life
a promised robron reunion and sappy christmas central ep where robert jacob sugden most likely comes crashing down
but still not being entirely sure how on earth we’ll reach this point
knowing well and truly the love between these soulmates is still tangible in abundance
danny and ryan also being even more in love which is probably the only positive
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY YEAR MAKES
I HAVE NEVER REALISED THE INTENSITY OF THE SAYING “ANYTHING CAN CHANGE IN A YEAR” UNTIL BECOMING A ROBRON FAN
My main problem is what Edward framed this video to be.
This video wasn’t labeled with her name, to begin with, which means people will only see the previous video if they search it. And points he made in this video are as good as null and void because no one will see the title and go “oh he corrected himself”. His original words will have a bigger impact than this will, simple as that.
Secondly, he can’t undo what he’s already done. It doesn’t matter what the intention of his words were, since they’ve already hurt people. Kyla saw the video (according to her brother) and was hurt by it. She’s aware people like Edward’s sorry ass view her as worse because of her weight. It doesn’t matter if he didn’t mean for it to be hurtful or fatshaming, because it was.
Three: HE DIDNT EVEN APOLOGIZE. He “clarified”. Why bother making a video just to say “I meant what I said”? Just tweet it! Don’t frame what you said as an apology and just defend yourself the whole time.
And just as I knew he would, he claimed people took his words out of context, when a lot of people quoted his video directly or took points from throughout his video! Even if they referenced something within the “first 5 minutes” like he claimed, people are under no obligation to finish a video that upsets them. That’s the way YouTube works.
Also, if his viewers can regularly sit through 20 minutes of his trying to pull together a makeup look, they can sit through the entirety of his original video. Claiming people only watched the first five minutes is an attempt to invalidate any argument against you. The whole video was inflammatory.
He apologized to Kyla, knowing that she’d seen it. He claimed it wasn’t an attack and rightfully said he shouldn’t have called her out her name like that.
But what he didn’t say sorry for are his claims that she should quit being an idol if she’s bigger. He didn’t apologize for insinuating that she isn’t worth more than her weight. He implied that she’d never be successful - that there’s nothing she can do but conform. Imagine hearing that at 15.
He didn’t look any different from his mortal. Like Peevils, he had cold, black eyes. He glitched and flickered like Dark, but he didn’t leave the boy’s body at all. He was as quiet, if not more, than Stoneface. He didn’t emote or react, either. He simply moved from the sleeping bag on the floor to the armchair upon waking up, and he had remained there since. His hand twitched every now and again, but he said nothing at all. Peevils and Stoneface just stood around him, looking at him curiously.