like i have my problems with harry potter and jk rowling but it will never stop meaning something to me that rowling was a depressed 30-year single mother living on welfare when she thought of this story, that she was – in her own words– at rock bottom and she managed to put herself out there, to create this brilliant amazing series that has impacted so many people’s lives. there’s something to be said for hope.
honey: what’s your favorite memory you made this year? sunshine: 3 things you do to relax rain: put your music on shuffle and give a 5 song playlist lace: what’s your favorite piece of clothing? flowers: what’s your favorite outdoor activity? roses: what’s your favorite perfume or cologne? sunsets: give 3 movie recommendations blankets: what’s your night routine? thunder: what’s your favorite instrument? ink: favorite thing you’ve written? heartbeat: who’s your best friend? sunrise: kisses or hugs? fairy lights: who was the last person you talked to? sugar: what’s your favorite snack? wind: what’s your favorite season? trees: favorite thing about your hometown? smiles: who do you go to for comfort? skyline: the sun, the moon, or the stars? lavender: what color do you find most calming?
the more I consume queer media (mostly written, directed, acted by straight people), the more I notice how differently the queer romances are usually being written in which they lack intimacy, softness, tenderness, and general closeness that is default in straight romances. yes, our love and experiences actually do differ from straight people’s experience with romance, so it isn’t that I actually expect queer romances being written in an almost identical way to that of straight people’s, but it is the fact that to me, the way f/f and m/m couples are portrayed in the media mostly resembles platonic friendships (with occasional intimate moments) than an actual relationship. my point is that we don’t get to see enough intimate moments from queer couples, aside from kissing and maybe lying in bed next to each other, almost fully clothed, indicating an after sex moment.
it is very rare that I see queer couples on tv holding hands, caressing each other’s faces, or maybe playing, locking fingers in each other’s hair.
it is very rare that I see queer couples on tv sharing kisses that aren’t necessarily lips-on-lips. less intimate, more tender kisses like hand/cheek/forehead kisses.
it is very rare that I see queer couples on tv hugging each other from the back, giving one other shoulder kisses.
it is very rare that I see queer couples on tv falling asleep in each other’s arms on the couch or bed, or waking up in each other’s arms after a night together.
these are all the examples of acts of love that I have seen almost from every tv show with a straight couple. but I would have a hard time naming more than one queer couple who might have shared a similar moment.
what I am trying to say is that queer couples deserve the equal treatment as the straight couples, and not just screen-time or happy-ending wise, they deserve to be treated as the romantic couple that they are with every bit of touch and affection. because as the real life queer couples, kissing and having sex are not the only forms of affection that we show to our partners.
Voltron actor AU where everything’s the same but Voltron is a live-action TV show and the paladins are actors:
Their names are the same in real life. They go by different names in the show.
Keith and Lance still have a “rivalry.” Red and Blue didn’t originally have it, but when the cast first met and the directors saw how Keith and Lance interacted, they wanted to write it in.
Shiro’s arm is still a prosthetic, although the scar is fake.
sometimes the makeup crew forgets the scar. literally no one notices until it’s the end of filming
“Shiro…” “Huh?” “…they forgot the sca–” “are yOU FUC–”
Shiro, Keith, Lance, Hunk, and Allura all do their own stunts.
Pidge is only 17 and their mom won’t sign the waiver for them to do their own stunts.
No one really knows how their little production company was able to afford hiring Allura, who’s a big time actress and super talented.
they eventually find out that she’s a giant mecha/space nerd and came to /them/ asking for a role and willing to do it for free
No one really knows if Coran has a script or if he was told to just say whatever
Lance calls Keith “Red” so often that Keith thinks Lance has forgotten his name
The paladins, Allura, Coran, and basically all the actors boycott after season 2, demanding retribution for the way they wrote Hunk and Lance’s characters.
Hunk has an engineering degree in real life.
Matt isn’t Pidge’s real life brother, but when they first meet it goes something like: “baby sister!” “big brother!” and they end up inseparable.
Pidge’s mother is known for calling Pidge at work just to talk to her son, Matt
Hunk and Shay’s on-screen chemistry was actually a real thing. Shay was cast at the same time that she was working in the costume/design department, so they’d known each other since the show started.
they’re dating now
Every time Lance’s character hits on Allura’s on-screen Lance spends five minutes defending Blue’s character after filming
“he just craves attention, okay? he just wants love!! he’s smart and beautiful and wants to belonG”
despite this, Lance is basically his character minus that shoddy writing in season 2
Keith and Lance have their own shipping fanbase. It starts out with just their characters, but then Some Mysterious Person starts taking candids between sets and posting them online and klance is born
it’s Pidge. Pidge runs five fan accounts.
the pictures are super incriminating, but no one shows them to Lance or Keith
there’s a betting pool on when they’ll get together
Keith gets super into his roles and ends up genuinely upset after filming the scenes where the princess reacts badly to Red being part Galra.
Allura gives him a 15 minute hug after
Bonding Moment Discourse is actually a thing. There was a prop malfunction on set while they were filming and the directors told them to stay put, so Lance ended up being Cradled for a solid half hour.
later, they find out that they could’ve moved and just chilled for that time, instead of actually holding each other.
“I get it Keith, I get it. You just wanted to hold me. Who doesn’t amiright??”