wynonna earp, a show that stood up against the bury your gays trope, just got renewed for season 3. wynonna earp, a show that wrote in its lead actress’ pregnancy in order to demonstrate that pregnant women can still be badass, just got renewed for season 3. wynonna earp, a show that portrays its gay characters as individuals with their own struggles whilst not ignoring their relationships, just got renewed for season 3. wynonna earp, a show that respects and understands its audience, just got renewed for season 3.
It has been heavily hinted at that Lance will have an lgbt arc at some point in the voltron series. (see the original blue paladin is gay and the art released by Montgomery)
A lot of the fandom have rejoiced that this means there is a very real chance of Lance getting an arc centered around bisexuality. Now maybe I’m just a kid who has been let down too many times as her sexuality is erased in the media, but I don’t have to much faith.
Lance canonly flirts with all kinds of girls, so if he were to get an lgbt arc then he’d be bi or pan, right? wrong.
What I’m talking about is No Bisexuals (as described by tv tropes).
A function of this is when a character who has been seemingly heterosexual until this point falls for a member of their own gender, they jump the fence and become only interested in their own gender from that moment on; the possibility that they might be bisexual is never even brought up.
So yes. If Lance is gay, I will be mad. The lgbt rep would be great, I can admit to that. But in regards to a sexuality arc, Lance has all the makings of a bisexual. If I have to sit through Lance saying something about how he was “gay all along and the girls were beards” or how “it’s not men, it’s just… him”(yes ianto jones i’m looking at you), I will be furious.
@ Dreamworks break the mold and stop erasing bisexuality!
One of the key features in “the Tetsuo effect” is that the kid getting power had to be the first step, whether they are born with it or gain it at some point. Turning into a monster/raging essence/ a complete fucko has to be tied to some weird medaphorical loss of control or self,nits gotta be sappy as hell in that regard.
Something I really, really love about Strange Magic is what it does with the Beauty and the Beast trope:
It’s not about ‘beauty’ changing the ‘beast’, it’s about healing him, AND vice versa; about (intentionally or not) soothing each other’s still painful scars, and accepting them. They’re both the ‘beauty’ and the ‘beast’. They’re both truly kind and compassionate, they’ve both been hurt, and they’re both different from the rest.
how about a modern!shance au where lance is driving his rusty old hand-me-down car one day and it breaks down, so he looks around for the closest mechanic shop to fix it up.
so lance goes there, fully expecting a grumpy old man to greet him but instead, enter shiro. lance is so caught off guard by how gorgeous this man is he barely remembers any details about his car, but luckily shiro is patient and eventually works out the cost and estimate to fix it. lance is so charmed, and soon he relaxes more and starts to make jokes, even a flirt or two to test the waters. hes not sure what chances he has here, but shiro doesnt seem bothered by it, even laughing along with everything, and lance wishes he didnt have work later and would much prefer to stay here and chat with this beautiful mechanic because whoa.
a few days later (and having thought about shiro a lot) lance goes back to collect his car, and shiro catches him up on all the new updates until soon lances realises oh, im not going to see him again. he loses his nerve to ask him out, because really, shiro is a friggin catch. so they part with a handshake and a sour feeling in lances gut.
but then, not week later, and lance gets the idea of bringing in another car so he gets to see shiro again. he borrows his brothers old honda and drives over. shiro looks surprised to see him, but not disappointed, and smiles and gladly says hell help to fix up this car for lance too. lance beams, goddamn butterflies in his stomach, and savers every damn second.
the days go by, and soon the weeks as well. lance asks his family or friends if they have anything they need fixing, finding any excuse and gladly brings it over to shiros shop (one time he brought his dads old radio, claimed it was priceless)(another time he dropped off an old clock he claims his grandma would cry if it ever broke)(one time, he came around with nothing, offering shiro a coffee and going on about his day). most days he lingers around and chats to shiro as he works, and lance learns a lot about him and feels himself fall more and more for the guy, thrilled that shiro enjoys his company just as much.
at this point everyone is wondering why lance hasnt just asked the man out yet? “because oh my god boy youve got it bad.” and lance will flush crimson but never deny it. “its scary, okay?” hell protest weakly.
and so one day, after walking back and forth in front of the shop and trying to finally muster up the nerve, he swallows his fear and steps inside, the familiar chime of the bell going off. he walks over to shiros office, opening the door without even thinking, and finding shiro in a mess at his desk, small parts littered everywhere and a youtube video on how to fix clocks currently playing.
lance pauses, eyeing the scene curiously until shiro finally looks up and notices him.
“oh - lance - I -”
and lance is so confused. “wait, i thought you said you knew how to fix clocks?”
and shiro becomes really bashful, rubbing at his neck and refusing to meet lances piercing gaze. “uh, i kind of… lied?”
“what?” lance is so lost.
shiro starts stammering. “I, uh, said i knew how so i could… keep seeing you. i.. didnt want you to leave and find someone else to fix it.”
and after what feels like ages lance… starts giggling. he cannot believe it, honest to god cannot believe how lame they both are to have not even realised that it was mutual. so hes full on laughing now, and shiro takes it the wrong way and grows hurt, so lance sobers up quickly and closes the remaining distance between them to smile so big and wide, his face heating up.
“I wanted to keep seeing you too. shiro, shiro i brought in three cars to see you, shiro, man, i had to look up what parts were even called just so i could figure out what the hell i needed you to fix.”
and shiro breathes out an awed “oh” and lance is so happy he feels like he could fly, holy shit. shiro stands up, and when he reaches out to gently brush their fingers together lance is pretty sure he has a heart attack right then and there. and then shiro says in a really soft voice:
“you’re so beautiful.”
that’s when lance is sure hes died and gone to heaven above. lance.exe has stopped working. hello, 911, id like to report a murder.
“god, shiro, have you even seen you?” he laughs nervously, shying away.
“im serious,” shiro pushes gently and picks up a hammer without breaking eye contact. “this is not …a drill.”
and lance feels his eyes grow wide, so completely gone he cant help but blurt “oh my god marry me.”
shiro grins, his thumb rubbing lightly across lances fingers. “let me take you on a date first. but perhaps we should take my ride, yeah? not sure i trust you behind a wheel just yet.”
and lance punches him playfully, but his heart wont stop beating loudly in his chest because he finally has a date with shiro.
So! Tomorrow is @plastic-pipes’ birthday and since I was never given a prompt, I figured I’d just base this birthday ficlet off of some awesome art that pipes drew instead. (And how could I resist adding a trope to it?) Hope you have a great b-day, pal! :D
“So, this isn’t exactly how I saw our night off going.”
Kim’s face is only illuminated by the light of their two phones, but it’s easy to see the frustration in the tiny pinch of her forehead and slight dip of the corners of her lips, despite the lightness of her tone.
Any prompts for a boy trying to tell his best friend he's in love with him?
I can certainly make some!
“I uh.. I love you.”
“I love you too, man.”
“No, I love you, love you, man.”
2. “Hey, can I talk to you?”
“Yeah, of course. What’s up?”
“So uh.. This is… This is really hard for me to say but I need to tell you because I can’t hide it from you anymore. Im..im just so scared you’ll look at me differently or won’t talk to me anymore or something because you’re my best friend and if there is anyone I can’t loose its you and i.. I just dont want this to change us..”
“Hey.. it’s okay. Come here, calm down. Nothing you could ever say to me would make me leave you. You’re my best friend too, man, I would never leave you. Never.”
“…Are you sure?”
“Okay…Well.. Well, I… I uh.. I love you.”
3. “Hey, Dude. What’s up with you? You’ve been acting weird around me all week, you can barely look me in the eye, and anytime I get near you, you act like I am about to stab you. Did I do something wrong?”
“No, no uh.. The opposite, actually…” “What?”
“I think.. I think I might be in love with you…”
“Oh.. Oh thank god.”
“Dude, I thought you were staring to hate me! You were treating me like I had the plague, I thought I was gonna loose you.”
“No way, I could never hate you. You’re my best friend, it’s pretty much physically impossible for you to loose me.”
4. “Come on dude, cheer up, anyone would be pretty lucky to have you…”
“Really, you think so?”
“I know so, Man, You’re my best friend. I am pretty lucky to have you in my life, and well, I think you would make a great boyfriend.”
“Yeah, you’re right. I would be the best boyfriend, I’d probably spoil you rotten and give you anything you wanted and tons of affection.”
“I meant uh… I meant you’d make a good boyfriend to anyone, like you’d be a good person to date in general…”
“I mean, you’re not wrong, but I think I would be the best boyfriend to you, specifically. I already dote on you since you’re my best friend, imagine what I could do as your boyfriend.”
“Oh…I uh..Uh…guess you would make a pretty good one..”
“Well? Do you want to actually find out?”
“Do you want to find out how good of a boyfriend I could be?”
“I.. I’d like that, yeah, I would really, really like that…”
5. “I mean, everyone already says that the person you love should also be your best-friend, right? That’s how you get the best, long lasting romances, apparently, when your partner is also your best-friend.”
“Well, I guess that means were already one step ahead to having the best marriage.”
“Were not even dating you…”
“Dating or not, you’re still my best friend, and I still love you. You love me too, right?”
“Well.. yeah, I do..”
“Then it doesnt matter if we already dating, or if we start officially right now, or we wait a while. I don’t need a title to love you, in my mind, we’ve always been together, and I think we always will be”
I hope you like them! If you need anything else, please don’t be afraid to ask!
hey if y'all want books with queer main characters that aren’t all about being queer you need to read Not Your Sidekick. it’s superhero/mild dystopia/conspiracy goodness with a whole cast of queer characters, including a bisexual girl as the lead and a very thoughtfully written trans boy. nobody gay dies (yay!) or suffers for being queer. sexuality and gender are a nonissue, outside of “oh no I like her but does she like girls???” it’s a lot of fun whole dissecting a bunch of superhero tropes. I got in this morning and finished it in about twelve hours. 10/10, would recommend