The gems seems to protect the earth but don't care too much for its inhabitants. When do you think Steven's patience over this will wear out and call them out on that?
er, well, that’s not really my assessment of it. I know that’s how a lot of people view them though, but that’s not really how I see them. Like, I know they don’t relate well to humanity and can be kind of rude and dismissive about it but I think that comes down to a lack of understanding not a lack of caring. I think its easy to forget that the Gems are aliens and that despite their humanoid appearance they’re really VERY alien, they’re not even organic beings or technically ‘living’ and what little we’ve seen of their culture implies they’re naturally a utilitarian and pragmatic species that are extremely literal. There’s a lot of road blocks between them and us that hinder their understanding, there’s a world between us and our culture is so foreign and different. But they’re trying, their primary focus is just to protect people from physical danger but, especially with Steven now, they do try a bit to understand human things (when they’re not overwhelmed with Gem stuff, like in “Political Power” where their dismissal of the power outage was rude but they kind of had the more pressing matter of ‘preventing the homeworld from coming which they could do any day now and killing us and then destroying the Earth and killing everyone who lives on it’). Greg mentions this both in “The Return” (”All they do is try to make up for it but they just can’t forgive themselves”) and this in-character interview (”They sure do, they’re really exceptional Gems. They’re really thoughtful, you know… they really try their best to understand people.”)
In any case, in general I’m not actually a fan of this sort of “call them out” or “tell them off” sort of swatting them with a newspaper sort of thing. Mainly because, again, I feel its a lack of understanding due to being an alien species, not a deliberate act of malice. I’ve never found shaming people or yelling at them telling them how bad they’re being to be particularly helpful in many instances, especially when it comes down to a lack of understanding. I feel its more beneficial to give them a way to understand humanity, something that allows them to connect, so that they can come to an understanding themselves rather than just being told they should understand. Y’know? The problem isn’t that they don’t care, they absolutely do care they sacrificed absolutely everything they’ve ever known (regardless if this was done due to their loyalty to Rose, they still had to choose to do it and choose to continue to do it), the problem is they have a hard time understanding what human lives mean because its such a different existence from their own. I feel like they’re finally getting to be introduced and come to understand humanity through Steven and connect with human culture in a way they didn’t get to before, what we’re seeing is their first contact, so to speak, previously they were just on the sidelines deliberately staying out of things as to not impede on natural human development. It’s baby steps, of course they’re going to be screwing up left and right. Tell them when they’re wrong, certainly, but I don’t see it as this big “Steven needs to tell them off” sort of thing that I see people suggest a lot.
but I dunno, that’s just how I see it. I know a lot of people disagree and that’s cool. Like, I do agree they need to make progress and come to understand humans and human culture better, and I believe they’re doing that. But its a process and not an easy one and I don’t think its something solved by running out of patience and snapping at them as though they’re not trying. Push them towards understanding human, point out problematic behaviors, sure
Do you have any recommendations for fics about non-con / rape recovery? Doesn't matter if the non-con is in the fic or not, but the aftermath / care. Either brother but it definitely seems like 'Sam the victim' is the more common...
Afterward!wincest fic recs
hello there I hope ypu can find something, happy (and angsty) reading nonnie! ;)
Heart and Soul by Wren’s Erotic LibrarySomething’s wrong with Sam. Really, really wrong. For a while, Dean
can’t put his finger on what it is. And when he does, Sam’s not too
thrilled about the rejection.Dean’s not even sure if fixing Sam will be enough anymore. Because he’s not sure how to fix himself, or what they had together.
Blood Moon Rising by Linda AtkinsonSet during Season 1 during Dead Man’s Blood, AU after that. A
lot of the dialogue for the opening scene comes directly from the
script for Dead Man’s Blood. John and the boys are separated during the
raid on the nest, and both Sam and Dean are kidnapped by the vampires.
John calls Bobby for assistance in finding the boys. Once John and Bobby
find the vampires’ new nest John discovers that things have gone
False Comforts Series by Maygra Sam and Dean are revisited
by the family of a monster they’ve killed. Sam is kidnapped, and bad
things happen before Dean manages to save him.
Fixing Dean by LalinkaWhen Azazel turned Sam into evil, Sam broke Dean. But now he’s good
again and he’ll do anything to fix him. Is there a way to bring Dean
back, or is he damaged beyond repair? And will he ever be able to
forgive Sam? And can Sam forgive himself?
Fire and Ice!verse by kuhekabirSam gets taken as a sex slave by Dean but when he gets rescued, it is
far from over. The world hangs in the balance and only Sam has the means
to save everyone. Is he still sane enough to do it?
Hard Choices by morganaDWDean’s choice to sever ties with Benny takes a bad twist. Sam’s
kidnapped & hurt leaving them to handle the aftermath. More
complicated when something Dean’s been hiding from his brother for years
is revealed & he must choose to help Sam heal without facing it
even when it comes to light that Sam has his own secret.
Into the Dark by smash86They
break Sam as a warning then give him back to his brother. Dean will do
anything to fix Sam but will he then risk everything for revenge.
Sins And Tragedies by cottonmouth Dean finds out a few things about Sam’s relationship with John. Wincest of the SamDean variety, mentions of child abuse
In His Court by smalltrolvenA Season 8 AU, where Sam regroups after Dean and Cas disappear from the
SucroCorp lab, enlists the aid of his remaining allies; and desperate
to rescue Dean from Purgatory makes a deal with Crowley which turns out
to have a much higher price than he’s anticipated. But when it comes to
saving Dean, there is no cost too high for Sam. How far would you go
to save the one you love?
Savage Land by Liralen Prompt: “When Samuel and Sam return, the Campbells see Dean as a threat
and kidnap him, keeping him locked up like an animal without human
interaction except to feed him or hurt him. By the time Sam regains his
soul and finds him, Dean’s mostly feral. Sam just wants his brother
28.09.2016// Working on my annotated bibliography for my class on human-animal interactions. This is definitely one of those assignments you have to start straight away rather than rushing it all the night before the deadline! [1/100]
Hey I just wanted to tell you that PETA stuff you reblogged isn't as scummy as you think. Yeah, they use awful tactics but because their ads are so over the top they've been able to settle disputes with agriculture and animal products companies quietly. They do work to raise the welfare of animals and if an animal cannot live without suffering (this means in confinement or captivity) PETA also believes in euthanizing. It is shocking but we are waging a holocaust on our food
PETA isn’t for animal welfare, they are for animal -RIGHTS- and the distinction is a big one.
So long as they strive for:
~ Total animal liberation, (aka no pets, no farms, no zoos, no breeders or shelters). They want complete disassociation from human and animal interaction. Even if that means the deaths of most domesticated species.
~ Completely vegan society. Where individual choice does not matter and those individuals who do not thrive on all vegan can kick the bucket, for all they care. No meat industry = no obligate carnivore pets.
~ Market horrible advertisements full of insane logic and gorey scare-tactics to show young children. To scare them away from meat and certain games that they think promote cruelty to animals. Like this
~ Lure the average joe in with pictures of cute puppies and kittens suffering in shelters. Throw up big -donate to help them- signs. Then they turn around and use that money to fund terrorist organizations like ALF, vegan agenda campaigns and lawyers to support things like BSL Almost NOTHING goes to those poor animals.
So yes they are scum, even with the over the top unscientific advertisements aside. I will grant you that in lobbying and suing for the complete erasure of farming, testing and other animal captivity worries, they have resulted in some beneficial animal welfare. Where they were met half way and the animals benefited but it was not their intended outcome.
Please! Be for animal welfare! Don’t Be for PETA. Be responsible and know where your animal products come from. Boycott products of mistreatment and unhealthy conditions and you yourself will be healthier for it.
Now that spring has arrived, I know that people will be spending more time outside in the warming environment. This warming that so gently kisses the sun blocked shoulders of the human masses also warms the Earth and brings out all of the critters that have been hiding through the winter. This inevitably means that humans and wildlife will meet at some point. I know that some people will feel the urge to interact with the wildlife, and I must ask you to please refrain.
The reason is simple, certain animals can be very dangerous, and if you cannot properly identify them, it is not worth the risk.
First, I would like to specifically talk about the people who enjoy the pass time of herping. Now I am not against this, I actively participate in the activity in my free time, but I do ask that you be smart about your activity. Never put your hands in a place where you can be potentially injured, and never handle an animal you have not or cannot identify. Again, NEVER HANDLE AN ANIMAL YOU CANNOT IDENTIFY. There is nothing wrong with taking pictures from a safe distance, the risk of being bitten by a potentially venomous animal is not worth the selfie holding that animal. Not only does irresponsible activity lead to injury, it leads to a negative image for hobbyists as a whole. Don’t be selfish and don’t put yourself or others in unreasonable danger.
Second, I would like to talk about the people who feel the need to kill a snake just because it is a snake. I’ll cut straight to the point here, just don’t. That animal is not hunting you, it would rather be left alone, and is an important part of the ecosystem. If you find an animal you don’t like close to or in your home, call the proper authority and have it removed and relocated. Every party involved will be much better off if you live and let live.
To sum it all up, don’t touch things you can’t identify, and don’t kill things for no reason.