I feel like I kinda wasted 3 years of my life shipping gruvia :/
Don’t be silly, anon. Either you enjoyed shipping Gruvia, or you didn’t. It’s not a waste no matter how things turn out, since it’s clear their feelings are mutual.
However, don’t be sucked in to the death scare. It’s been happening all year. This one definitely looks the worst, but Mashima always finds a way. to make things better.
I’ll give you an example.
During the last arc of Rave Master (*warning* MAJOR Rave Master Spoilers ahead):
Let decided to become a dragon, which meant sacrificing his human form forever in exchange for the power he needed to defeat his opponent (and he even warned his gf Julia of this sacrifice before the war began) .
Another character (a little boy) used a irreversible spell and gave up all of his time (just like Ultear), becoming an old man in order to defeat his opponent.
Belnika was pierced straight through the stomach (like several characters so far in this arc).
And the main character, Haru, died, and during the beginning of the epilogue (one year later) was still dead.
But guess what happened at the very end of Rave Master?
Let did not stay a dragon, the little boy became young again, Belnika was fine, and Haru was alive, and went on to marry the main girl Elie, and they had a kid.
So… do not buy into the tragedies of a final arc written by Mashima. He likes his stories to end on a high note.
But right now, Gray needed a reason to be angry, and readers needed a reason to be scared. So here we are.
That’s why, all I can tell you is to have faith that things will end well for Gruvia.
i went into the city for the first time in like three weeks today and it’s just been one ridiculous human interaction after another let me just tell u guys, okay
got hit on by a guy on the subway whose pickup line was “can i just say, i’m so glad you’re actually reading a book on the subway and not just on your phones like all these other people,” asked me a bunch of questions that i 100% lied while answering bc he made me super uncomf, and declined his request for my number so politely (i guess) that he looked dumbfounded and i escaped by catching my train and leaving
met and befriended this 90 year old actress/playwright when we both showed up to the doctor’s office at the same time only to discover the doctor had moved buildings, commiserated in our mutual how-dare-this-doctor-inconvenience-us-like-so and i walked her to the new building while she offered to sell me her apartment in greenwich village that she’d been living in for 64 years
said “oh my god, i love [company] so much i want to work for them so badly” to my friend in front of an HR representative for said company while on a random sidewalk in downtown new york and long story short i have her email and an in to their fellowship program now
//If you’re going to send questions or interact with me, please read my rules and about pages. I mean, I’ll answer a million times that Pap of course admires and likes Mettaton but doesn’t feel romantic attraction to him, ic and ooc, but don’t try and push it on me. Pap is NOT going to have a romantic attraction to Mettaton or ANYONE ELSE. Ever. So when I say ooc how it is, accept that’s how it is.
I would also appreciate it if non-mutuals stopped sending random starters to me.
We're not mutuals but I've been struggling with learning how to gif I don't even know how to download photoshop so could you please please help? You don't have to I completely understand but I just thought it wouldn't hurt to ask :)
I’m so sorry, but I can’t help you with downloading ps :( My photoshop download no longer exists… But I can link you to some other tutorials and if you have difficulties with it, I can always try to help you with it?
I absolutely love it when you ask your mutual any kind of sentimental question, and they not only answer it, but end their reply with “..how about you?”. There’s something about a mutual asking questions back that just makes me feel so important and loved. The fact that they want to know more about you just makes my heart flutter.
i just keep thinking about how we’ve come from outright antagonism in ASH to a mutually beneficial alliance in DED to deirdre begging nancy for her help and remember when nancy said she was amazing w/o a hint of irony and deirdre got so flustered she couldn’t talk ahhhh
Just a quick reminder, but this blog and the politics that this blog engages with are both anti-zionist and against antisemitism. Which means that when I reblog a post from a Jewish anti-zionist leftist who’s clearly speaking about nuance and understanding why people in the Jewish diaspora support Israel, please don’t accuse said person of wanting Palestinians to support Israel because that’s not what they’re doing. They’re trying to help people like me - who are neither Jewish nor Palestinian - understand the root of the problem and how combating both zionism and antisemitism are mutually beneficial. We need to understand why one oppressed group with collective trauma engages in oppressive actions while still condoning said oppressive actions. Doing that will actually help us combat those oppressive actions.
So whether that’s being anti-zionist or being against the Indian occupation of Kashmir and India’s claiming of Aksai-Chin, you need some nuance and understanding when you condemn both. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to reach out to those groups and explain to them why what they’re doing/condoning is wrong.
Okay soo i’ve been thinking about the episode where Katara and Sokka meet Bato again and they’re so happy to see family again and get info from their dad and whatnot.
So like…in the episode, Aang is probably the most childish he’s ever been. He fusses about the food, upset the attention isn’t on him, and even steals mail from Bato because he’s scared they’re gonna leave him.
Now that the zutara atla trash that i am i’m comparing zuko and aang in these situations on how they handle foreign cultures. Aang completely rejects it, won’t even try the food because it looks and smells funny. When he was actually in the water tribes he never wore their clothes or anything like that (kept himself warm with his airbending), only did things his way and only did what he considered fun…really we don’t see him try to adapt anything of their culture at all (besides waterbending ofc). We didn’t even see him eat the entire time he was in either watertribe.
Then we have Zuko, a pure firebender and firenation royalty. He doesn’t have to accept shit from others or eat from anywhere else. But he still does! We saw him in the earth kindgom give everything at least a try. Yes he was on the run and a refugee BUT he could very well have acted like aang and rejected everything and complained the entire time, in fact you would expect that more from him, a freakin prince, than a monk. You see Zuko eating at these earth nation restaurants, helping the earth nation locals, even taking care of animals. AAAND you see him implement waterbending techniques not just in his lightening re-directing but his actual fire bending form.
I just find it so interesting that even though Aang is supposed to be a worldly monk, he’s the spoiled one. and he definitely acts like a spoiled child. Whereas the royal, heir to the throne prince, is actually the more worldy of the two.
Don’t get me wrong about this because yeah it does seem biased, i love aang, i love all the characters because they’re all so well written, and this is what makes it even more well written! You always see the prince as the immature spoiled brat and the monk/religious character as the mature worldly type that gives everything a chance so it’s also kinda refreshing to notice this realization and role switching!
so i feel like i should be following more people and there are so so many blogs out there that i’m sure are just beautiful and i’d love to check you all out but i don’t really like rating people’s blogs, so i’m going to call this blog rates but it’s not really