since the “best stuff first” feature is destroying our blogs i want to start reblogging more creations from smaller blogs and blogs that just don’t get enough recognition because of this useless feature so tbh i don’t know if this thing will work but i wanna try because there are so many edits that are amazing but we just don’t get to see them
so just reblog this post with your creations tag and whoever wants to do the same thing as me will be able to
Happy Birthday, Jesus, even though this probably wasn't your real birthday, and this was just a way for the Christians to bitch with the Pagans because bitching with the Jews just wasn't good enough for them anymore.
This is why we wanted to sit with Slytherin.
Bullshit, Slytherin would make this worse than me.
You're right, I'm going to go sit with Hufflepuff.
this is a PSA to fanfic writers that a “gen” tag is supposed to mean a LACK of romance so tagging your romance fic gen because it also includes friendships makes exactly zero sense
please, for the love of all that is holy some of us just want to read genfic and don’t want shipfic and when you use the gen tag on ao3 for shipfic that gets really difficult and really, really frustrating
Is it me or is Steven Universe losing its charm? Like am I desensitized? Was it immature in the first place? Am I expecting to much? I don't know how to feel about Steven Universe now.
I… yeah, frankly, I agree with you. I tried, but I really haven’t been able to get excited about Steven Universe, lately.
It’s not even that I dislike it now, really, it’s just… the recent episodes leave no impact on me. They just come and go. I think the last time I actually cared deeply about Steven Universe was on the Mr. Greg week. From then on, I progressively got more and more disinterested.
I thought maybe this happened because of the very long hiatus the show always has between episodes, but I don’t think that’s the case. For instance, Gravity Falls had some ridiculously huge hiatus, so long that it made a 2 season show last for 4 fucking years. And yet, I still got completely pumped every time a new episode aired, even when it was one of the sillier, ‘filler’ ones.
That used to be the case for SU, as well, but not as of late. I honestly can’t tell if it’s the show’s fault or if it’s mine, but, yeah. It makes me sad to say, but the show has not been doing anything for me, lately.
y'all don't have to post this but i just needed to vent this somewhere ppl would understand; i hate when exclusionists always default to the "well at least you're not being KILLED" argument when they say aces don't experience oppression, and i just...how do you KNOW?? ppl get killed for refusing to have sex with ppl all the time...how do you know ace ppl AREN'T getting attacked and killed BECAUSE they're ace and don't want sex? i'm so tired
I was just thinking about this, like first thing is morning. Someone was being an ass in the twitter tag and I thought about pointing out how aces has been harmed and the proof we have of it but then I just sat there and stopped because the only thing I could honestly think to say was, “Just because you haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened.”
And then I took it another mental step further and thought what a waste of time to try to prove it to this one person who already refuses to accept the possibility of something they don’t know. It’s definitely vent worthy and it think it’s definitely more health and productive to just to admit you are tired of that shit.
griffin in the beginning of taz, uncertain of how his non straight characters will he received by his family/audience:
creates a vaguely lesbian duo, never makes anything explicit, makes their story a tragedy and kills them just to make sure it's palatable
CAREY'S GIRLFRIEND! BOYLAND'S WIVES AND HUSBANDS! NO THIS CHARACTER IS NOT A MAN OR A WOMAN PLEASE STOP GENDERING THEM. MAGNUS WHY DON'T YOU KISS THAT BOY! TAAKO, GO ON A DATE WITH THAT HANDSOME FELLA THERE! YES I KNOW HE'S THE PERSONIFICATION OF DEATH. DEATH IS GAY. I DON'T MAKE THE RULES.
Dany's character arc in the show - would like to hear more of what you don't like about it. So far it seems like a decent approximation. In both show and books, she wants to save people without understanding them. She is a walking/talking contradiction in both. "Dothraki follow only strength" appears to be the only lesson she's learned. The one thing I think the show misses is how she dreams of a quiet anonymous life, but makes choices that push her further away from that.
I mean, that’s a good point. And I think a lot of her problems in Westeros have/will spring from the fact that the lessons she learned in statecraft while in Essos simply do not carry over into a Westerosi setting; the culture is different, the values are different, the attitude to all kinds of important issues like the rules of warfare and oaths of loyalty and so on are different, etc. And ‘she wants to save people without understanding them’ is a good summary of both her virtues and flaws as a character.
But I feel that the show simply took what it thought was Dany’s basic outline, and then erased all of the vital nuances that make her actually realistic and tragic and interesting instead of just a one-note messiah/magic conqueror figure. This means that show!Dany is confusingly both more and less sympathetic than book!Dany at the same time. Her actions are the same, but the emotional and interpersonal context is lost - and for Dany in particular, context is everything.
One thing that you’ll notice if you’ve spent some time browsing Dany metas on tumblr is that the metas written in her defense (the good ones, anyway) always deal with her hopes and dreams and feelings and, of course, her intentions, whereas the ones that are critical of her always deal with the actual effects of her actions. Here’s a good example of a solid, well-written defense of Dany that relies entirely on a reading of her internal monologue; I find it interesting because while I disagree with the conclusion, I don’t actually disagree with any of the specific points it makes about her as a person. On the other hand, here is a very good criticism of Dany; notice how this piece pays absolutely no mind to what Dany wants or how she feels about her goals. Instead, it focuses on what she actually does and how her mindset contributes to a series of increasingly unethical policy choices.
In my view, this dichotomy was deliberate on the part of GRRM, and so this split in opinion happens because Dany was deliberately written to be a character with both extremely sympathetic intentions and extremely problematic consequences to those intentions. The tension between the good person she consciously strives to be and the ways in which she continues to fail to reach what she strives for is pretty much the essence of her character. The same things that drive her to do good - her sensitive and compassionate nature, her zeal for justice, her deep concern for the lives of her people - are the same things that keep leading her into darker and darker actions. That’s both her tragedy and her point.
The problem with the show is that we don’t get this. On the one hand, Dany’s genuinely compassionate thoughts and smaller, character-building kindnesses are glossed over (both because there isn’t screentime and because, let’s face it, Emilia Clarke is a sweetheart and very pretty but just…doesn’t emote) in favor of her dramatic action sequences - and without those softening moments, her actions come across as more brutal and senseless than I think the books intended. On the other hand, we also miss out on the parts of Dany’s thought process that are supposed to be troubling - her deepseated denial, her ability to gloss over genuinely disturbing actions because ‘if I look back I am lost,’ the way her temper and passion can lead her into things like ordering the torture of innocent girls, etc. All of these hints that are supposed to be there to clue us in to the fact that she’s not the pure angel she wants to be are skipped over or ignored by the show.
So I think that’s partly why fan reaction to show!Dany has been so mixed - because the narrative just hasn’t been setting us up adequately to deal with the complexity of her character. (This has happened to plenty of other characters as well, of course, but I think the show’s treatment is particulary poor - and particularly gendered - with Dany.) Fans who react mainly to the emotional beats of the show and are less interested in thinking through longterm consequences get so caught up in Dany’s deliberate framing as the Ultimate Triumphant Hero that they completely miss the part where she’s also, as you say, a walking contradiction. And fans with less interest in character driven deconstructions lose patience with her actions and start to root against her completely because the show has failed to capture the really piercing tragedy of a woman who wants desperately to be good trapping herself in the role of ‘villain’ through her own actions - something which, in the books, we are meant to sympathize with, but which is increasingly hard to do in the show.
So, that’s why I think the show is unfair to Dany. And yeah, it’s also abandoned her whole ‘searching for home’ schtick, which is another important part of her character and of her tragedy. But mainly my issue is how it’s just ignoring her nuances in favor of spectacle and shock value (and not-so-coincidentally making the fan-favorite male characters around her look better in contrast).
Thanks everyone who decided they wanted to follow my crazy blog. Because It warms my heart so, I decided to do a giveaway. Something I do that I enjoy is make chapter banners for my fanfiction. So why not make one for five of my followers!?
The giveaway will end on April 15
I will figure out that number/name randomizer thingy, or whatever, to draw 5 winners
You don’t have to be a writer to win one
You do have to be a follower
You do have to be a real person with a blog who is part of the Bioware fandom (preferably ME and DA OCs pls), and not a giveaway blog (whatever that is) or a bot
I will do up to two people in the image, ie OC and OC, OC and LI something like that - we can discuss if it will be possible
Your OC does not have to fall into the strict options we get in CC
So here’s the thing, if you end up being one of the 5 winners, we will have a chat. You will tell me about your OC and what you want for your banner/picture. I make these in photoshop to look like Illustrations. You can send me face claims (If CC never worked for you, you who just don’t have a CC version of your OC) or screenshots of your OC. Does your OC have like massively curly hair? Do they have a special tattoo that’s unique to just them? We can work with that. Abner has a unique tattoo, a septum piercing, and dreaded hair - but she still gets banners ;)
Thats it! That’s the thing! Like and reblog as much as you want to (without being a prick) and good luck!
I have a theory. Mon El fans only like him because the actor who plays him is fit as fuck.
If he were to have the exact same personality and the exact same attitude but played by someone like Franck Ribery (google him) would they still love him and verbally attack those who do not? Or even so, if Danny DeVito was to have played him, would you still defend everything he’s ever done? Or would you call him out on it? Or would they find it creepy and hard to watch? Rather like how we do now?
Just because Mon El is gorgeous on the outside doesn’t mean not he’s rotten on the inside. Beauty is skin deep and the bloke is ugly as shit when it boils down to personality.
Am I wrong? Are people sticking up for him purely because he’s sex on legs? And not because he’s a good person deep down? Because he isn’t.
hey someone made a post on how lance is selfish and manipulative. everyone's telling op that they did a really good job and they're all like 😫👏 in the tags but i honestly don't see anything good about this. why should ppl congratulate op for trashing lance? we get it, he's flawed. just like Every other character is. i don't understand why she had to single out lance like that. it just doesn't sit well with me. what do you think?
short answer: this fandom doesnt know when to shut up
long answer: theres a double standard with lance in this fandom for some gd reason? god forbid you crit keith but then people will make ugly posts like that and be like ‘ah yes… i meta’d’. tbh the colorism lance hunk and allura all face is so different imo. lance gets hated on and gets posts made like that where he gets criticized just for breathing i swear, hunk gets ignored (along with the fatphobic rhetoric), and allura gets a nice combo of both depending on the day (who else remembers when allura got called racist/homophobic after s2 bc she wasnt the nicest to keith lmao)