i actually really want to understand

anonymous asked:

hey i just wanted to tell you that i love your blog and your theories (i think i cried for like two hours when i read the pillow one)! i also wanted to hear your opinion about this one thing: why do you think the only image we get of isak's biology teacher is her breasts? i think this could've made sense if isak was actually interested in girls (if they wanted to say he couldn't concentrate on her face) but since he's gay i didn't quite understand...what are your thoughts on this?

hello my lovely anon! thank you so much for your kind words! these messages really do brighten my day, so thank you to everyone who has taken their time to to tell me that they’ve liked something i’ve written, it really means a lot.

anyway, the infamous Boob Scene. so isak is a 17-year-old boy. your stereotypical 17-year-old male protagonist is a heterosexual jock/nerd/bro who likes games, boobs and beer and is horny from monday to sunday. this stereotypical male protagonist has wet dreams about cheerleaders and his hot english teacher but is often so horny that in emergency the sight of any old boob will do. isak is very aware that he’s expected to fit into this stereotype, it’s where a lot of his internal struggle stems from. he’s gay, but he doesn’t feel like the label describes him as a person. as he later tells eskild, he doesn’t like stockings and glitter, he likes games and beer. the world around him is heteronormative. it’s a world of straight bros and maybe the occasional fun gay. isak hangs out with his bros in the cafeteria and they go on and on about their exaggerated hookups with girls and he just can’t relate. so in this scene he’s trying to relate. he’s trying to figure out what’s so great about the Boob. it’s probably not the kind of boob his bros would look up on pornhub, but to isak it’s all the same. he’s gay and boobs just don’t do it for him. and then sana arrives and blackmails him and he’s so a n n o y e d because there is so much s t r e s s, he can’t figure out what’s so great about boobs and mahdi’s weed is gone and now he has to go to this fucking kosegruppa meeting to top it all, just leave him alone fy faen.

Few, Some, Most...Guys on SA are terrible

I feel like I’m talking to THE MOST IGNORANT men all the time. 

Like this guy I was texting who I met on SA was asking me for more body pictures. I politely declined since I already sent him a clear body shot and told him my reasoning which was avoiding any pic collectors. So I won’t be sending him any more until we talk about an actual arrangement or at least meeting.

He then tells me that he “understands” and persists on asking for another body shot because the picture I sent was “against a background” and he couldn’t really see me well…. This is the first guy to ever say that about that picture, like really? You didn’t even answer anything about being serious with an arrangement. You want to play this? Okay.

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After watching the women’s march today and already being done with these men I just said “try zooming in :)” 

He responds “ok. have a good night” 

So which I proudly respond “Goodnight. Let me know when you’re serious and not trying to collect pictures. 🖖🏽” 

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This man then tries to come at me with the “u can’t be serious. that is comical honestly. anyway i don’t think u understand. best not to go forward. Honestly I prefer taller girls. good luck.” 

Like are you kidding me you’re going to attack me for my height. I’m already tall…. 

Literally just said “Goodnight ✌🏽” after that. 

😂 😂 😂 😂

I don’t have time to waste. Was he a pic collector? Maybe. Maybe not.

But I knew he wasn’t a decent human being in respecting my decision to not share my other body pictures without at least discussing SOMETHING first. 

anonymous asked:

Where are you from? / languages you speak???

 I’m from Czech republic and i speak czech (wow), english (wow indeed), a bit of russian and korean and i understand slovakian and a little bit of polish. 
 Actually i really want to learn a new language and i was thinking italian or spanish, but tbh i don’t have much time now ://

As we all know, all skating routines in Yuri on Ice have their own meaning and are crucial to understanding the characters and to their development. In this post, I’d like to talk about the meaning of Yuuri’s Free Skate program in episode 9 and how it relates to the rest of the episode because it’s actually really important to the rest of the episode and also because… well, let’s just say the actual meaning of the events we’ve seen might just be sadder than what we initially thought.

This will be a long post so I shall welcome you under the cut and I leave you with these two screenshots deliberately placed together so as to pique your interest.

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I think that many healthy people are pretty clueless about how devastating obtaining medical care in the United States really is. We all know that it is expensive, but when I say “expensive,” I actually mean “entirely unfeasible for many Americans.” I didn’t really understand either until I went from being a healthy kid to being in the PICU overnight, only to leave with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt before my 17th birthday (and I was fortunate enough to have insurance!). I cannot begin to describe the impact this has had on my life. I’m saying this because there’s a lot of insensitivity going around about sick people who can’t afford care… about how they are just “lazy” and want a handout, or how if they’d just get a job, they might be able to pay their medical bills without destroying their lives. Frankly, it’s bullshit.

In a system like ours where care is SO outrageous, and where health insurance is a necessity to make these costs even remotely feasible, it’s not just a simple personal failing due to laziness when someone can’t afford care. Particularly in light of what is going on with the ACA, there are going to be a lot of people voicing their very cruel and frankly incorrect opinion that people who can’t afford healthcare are just lazy mooches who don’t want to get a job. A little bit of sensitivity for such a complex issue would be nice. While there’s plenty that needs to be criticized and targeted about US healthcare, the patients struggling to get life-saving treatments aren’t it, and doing so just diverts attention away from the fact that US “medicine” has become a joke. And I’m saying this as someone in the thick of it, as both a chronically ill patient and a student doctor.

Okay but have you considered the idea that Victor neglecting his two L’s - love and life for most of his life

may be connected to his falling in love with Yuuri on the night of the banquet?

I mean, this is just my assumption and I know it’s hard to believe but… what if Victor is actually a virgin/is really sexually inexperienced?

What if Victor himself didn’t understand love until he met Yuuri?

What if that’s why he wants to spend the rest of his life with him?

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Jumin is fine and understand this actual korean drama and all… but someone has to slap a bitch back to the right path and probably in a cage by force if said bitch wants to keep his good ending…

What i want Jumin to do in @myetie‘s zen feels comic current post

Why a wad of cash? doesn’t every corporate heir conveniently has them in their pockets? 

but in all seriousness Zen should really see his gf she is suffering emotionally for pete’s sake;;

Victor chooses Yuri

I’m not sure if you all have realized what Victor really… said to Yuri 

All Yuri said was that he wanted Victor to continue to be his coach until his he decides to retire. Just take a closer look at what Victor says in response… 

OH MY FLUFFING GOSH DO YOU EVEN REALIZE WHAT THIS MAN SAID!

He just said that he wanted to be with him always!

I’m not sure if you guys understand the weight and gravity of what Victor just said to Yuri, how deep a meaning it actually holds. This statement alone  has official ended Victor’s career in skating. Viktor Nikiforov one of the greatest skaters in history has given up his title to stay with Yuri. Not only that be this is a testimony on how much Victor sees in Yuri.

At the beginning to the story where Victor, first saw Yuri on the viral video. At first Victor said that he’d take off this skating season, to coach Yuri and see where his career would go. From that statement Victor originally planned to only take off that season and maybe come later. But now he’s said that he’s going to stay Yuri’s coach. Did he decide this after Yuri asked him to stay, No… he decided that along time ago but when?

That kiss was not put there on purpose ,(there was a reason) that was the moment that Victor knew he loved Yuri and had to remain by his side. 

This was the reason why we had the interview with Victor when he was in Russia, on what he was going to do in the future, on wards. It’s hinted in his smile that he plans to stay with Yuri after she asks if he plans to compete against him. This made me come to the conclusion, that earlier that he’s already made deiced on being by Yuri’s side. Saying sorry I have other plans for Yuri, so that won’t be happening. He’s already decided and made this decision himself. He knows what he wants, and all he wants is Yuri. 

Victor had no idea he had he’d end up falling in love with Yuri, but he did… he doesn’t want to let him get. This is a choice that he’s proud to have made and one he doesn’t regret at all. 

I don’t even care that Yuri didn’t placed podium, our boy’s a fucking winner today! 

it’s just such a great feeling to see someone as down to earth as steve who actually appreciates all the work put in by fans and is vocal about it in a positive way rather than being pretentious and tearing us down like not only the media but other artists have who think believing in a boyband and their supporters somehow makes them lesser i can really see why louis befriended steve since he pours so much love into us it’d be understandable he’d want to release a song with someone similar in that way anyway what i’m trying to say is i love and respect steve aoki much

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Dear anon,

I was going to ignore your message, but let’ be honest I have no reason to lie about losing weight, if you go on my tumblr you can find my before and after (just face btw).

Also if you don’t believe me I don’t understand why you say I’m ashamed of who I was. You made me think a lot about it, so I decided to post this to show you I really don’t care how I used to look, I’m actually proud of the old me. Btw It’s a before and during, because I’m still working on my body and I know one day I will get where i want to be.

I don’t know if you can see the change, but I actually feel like a different person.

P.S. Same phone, Different body.

anonymous asked:

You really want people to file complains to BBC? You want Mark and Steven have problems in their careers? You understand that if there is giant backlash it can destroy their lives? Drag them down? Hummiliate them on their actual job? In front of their colleagues? I never expected Sherlock fandom to make such disgraceful moves towards the creators(no matter what they did, they are still human beings). This is real life.

Yes, this is real life. And as creator of media content Moffat and Gatiss have a lot of power to influence the societal discourse. And if people have the impression that they are abusing this power to do harm to minorities/oppressed groups (LGBT+ people and women) than of course I want people to raise their voice against them.

I am honestly shocked by your demand to stay silent. Following you logic, people should stay silent, if a politician had awful politics that would harm people, if a newspaper ran a misleading campaign about minorities, if a company tried to sell you harmfull product, just because calling them out and speaking up for the values you believe in, might cause someone a job. 

We have every right to articulate our concerns, our feelings. This is not about Moffat and Gatiss. This is about us. Because this is real life for us!

okay, so all of you Straight™ victuuri shippers (aka queer fetishists) don’t understand how important this show is to us actually queer people because this is really exciting for us because Victor not being straight has basically been confirmed in episode 4. This is so much more than “omg this is so gay omg my otp is so fucking gay omg I want them the fuck! Victor is such a seme, Yuuri is totally an uke!”

Yuri!!! on Ice is actually a romance, it’s a love story. It’s representation. Take your fetishization of queer people somewhere else. My otp is my otp because of pure love and representation, not because I just want to see two men fuck each other for “hot yaois.”

I want a scenario where Adrien finds out his scarf was actually from Marinette and not his dad, and for it not to go very well at first.

Because while I’m sure Adrien would understand it was a mix up and still, his friend went out of her way to make him a gift, I can’t imagine him really looking at the scarf for a while and being happy about it, not while knowing his dad didn’t actually get him anything at all. Adrien would have very mixed feelings about it IMO, and I wouldn’t really blame him either.

So, angst time. Adrien wants to confront his dad about it but he’s overseeing a fashion show and he couldn’t ask Nathalie because she went with him, so that leaves Marinette. He pulls her aside after school, and there’s so much anger and resentment for his dad building up, and he really doesn’t want to take it all out on Marinette, but Adrien’s afraid that if he opens his mouth he might say something he’ll come to regret, so instead he pulls his scarf out from his bag and smooths out a corner of it, displaying Marinette’s tiny signature for her to see. 

He can see the panic flash in her eyes while she stares at the scarf, but it doesn’t seem like she can find words, so he asks a question, “Why didn’t you you say something?”

Meanwhile, Marinette really IS panicking. True to what she told Alya all those months ago, Marinette tries to explain that she didn’t want him to be disappointed that the scarf wasn’t actually from his dad, just her, but even as she explains this she can see it’s not making Adrien feel better and honestly, it’s no wonder. 

(“I wish you said something earlier,” Adrien finally says, and he’s rubbing his neck and chuckling and trying to keep the situation light. “I feel like a bit of an idiot.)

Because Marinette let the secret go on for too long, and surely finding out a cherished present wasn’t actually from his dad after all this time believing that it was… it must have hurt. It must have hurt ten times worse than if Marinette would have just told him the truth, though surely that would make her look like an opportunist more than anything. She didn’t want to come off as selfishly wanting his attention. Marinette was stuck, honestly. She didn’t know if there was a right way to have gone about that situation. So she says the only thing she can.

“I’m sorry.”

And offers the only thing she can think of.

“I-I can take the scarf back, if you want.”

Now Adrien feels bad, because he really wants to keep it. He wants to look at the scarf and think, ‘my friend made this for me, she took time and care to knit this with me in mind.’ But instead, all he can see is Gabriel Agreste’s stern face, and all he can think when he sees the baby blue fabric is that his own dad didn’t even bother buying one of those lame pens for his birthday this time. 

Tentatively, he hands the scarf back to her.

Yuri!!! on Ice: “After the final, let’s end this.”

Alternate title: Heartbreak!!! on Ice (not really)

Ever since Yuuri dropped that loaded line on us last episode, the fandom has gone rampant. But don’t fall apart just yet. I’m here to assure that your favorite OTP will not be going anywhere, any time soon. So listen up, because this post will take you for a ride, starting with the beginning of it all.

Do you remember the scene from the first episode, where Yuuri skates the replica of Victor’s Free Skate, and there were scenes of Victor skating the program meshing into Yuuri’s recreation? Well, I found a video of that very scene with english lyrics provided, so I could really understand the importance of that moment. This is ‘Aria / Stay Close to Me’:

In the plight of Yuuri’s brave declaration “After the Finals, let’s end this,” I believe this scene from episode 1 actually nullifies any implication that Yuuri wants to break the romantic relationship between he and Victor.

But how?

Start the video and notice the very first face Victor makes: it conveys a look of yearning, as if he were almost sad, desperate for something.

And so, we ask: what does this have to do with Yuuri skating to Victor’s program? And what does this have to do with Yuuri’s and Victor’s (romantic) relationship? Well in actuality, it has to do with everything. Here’s my analysis. (As I decompose the lyrics below, which are in italics, watch the video posted above and pause as needed. Seriously. Do it.)

So, the very first line of the song opens with, and this is in the English translation, “I hear a voice crying far away / Have you been abandoned as well?” Off the bat, there’s implications that Victor has been hurt, or is feeling some form of hurt, sadness, a forlorn emotion. And we all know, from previous posts, that Victor is not one to express his emotions very well. He merely does that little half-smile and deflects any form of emotion that may cross him. He’s said it himself, that he does not know how to deal with “people crying” A.K.A emotions, like when Yuuri had that breakdown right after Victor threatened to break their coach-student relationship.

Nobody understands this side of Victor, though, because nobody has seen it: the emotional side, holding so much in. Take note that in person, Victor possesses strong composure that he can control, but on the ice, Victor is a much different person – a person going through emotional toil. Even as Minako was watching Victor’s free-skate, she mentions in her drunken state that: “This [his performance] would tug at the heartstrings more if it were a younger, naive man, not a hottie like Victor, but let me think…” This confirms that people cannot understand Victor’s intentions with his program, but instead just see him as a figure to look up to and admire through his ‘looks’ and ‘winnings’. That sort of recognition is tiring and heavy, though, especially when there is nobody by your side to truly share it with. And that is the root of Victor’s strife: loneliness.

However, when Minako cuts herself with “…but let me think…,” followed with the camera POV switching back to Yuuri skating, she is then referring to Yuuri as being one of the few people that do and can understand Victor to his very core, his emotions, and his love for the routine to ’Stay Close to Me’. Minako knows that Yuuri has loved and admired Victor since he was a young, up and coming skater. And so, by Yuuri skating to that same song with the same emotional value, it shows that Yuuri can feel Victor’s pain as well, that he has endured it, too – the loneliness, the sense of abandonment, the lack of love. Victor has been burdened with this title of “The hero of Russia” since the start of his skating career, and Yuuri has since been suffering with anxiety followed by his undoing at the Grand Prix Final. One is lonely, and the other has never gained the confidence that love has to offer. It’s almost as if Yuuri’s and Victor’s predicaments compliment each other to a perfect T.

The line, “I wish I could cut with a blade / those throats singing about love,” is analogous, once again to the unconditional love the two skaters have been neglected. Then the following line, “I wish I could seal in the ice the hands / that express those verses of burning passion,” refers to the the dwindling passion for skating Yuuri and Victor are beginning to feel.

That’s why when the commentator asks Victor about his plans after the Grand Prix, he is hesitant to answer: because he does not know if his embers for skating still blaze as bright as they were. I could only imagine that he had thoughts of retiring after that. Similarly, Yuuri felt so defeated that his love for skating, too, was compromised through a process of self-sabotaging destruction, magnified through his anxiety, by (almost) quitting professional figure skating for good. It doesn’t help either, that Yurio inflicted further damage to Yuuri’s already damaged heart, by saying that an “incompetent” like Yuuri should just retire. And since “A skater’s heart is as fragile as glass,” as Victor mentioned back in episode 7, Yurio’s words were like rocks to Yuuri’s composure. He almost broke there.

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And so, we have two skaters, experiencing pain in the same wavelength, the same degree. What then? In ‘Stay Close to Me’ there’s a line that captures the empty state of Yuuri and Victor: “This story that makes no sense / will vanish tonight along with stars.” This very line is Victor’s final cry, almost as if he were screaming through his emotional performance: “After I win this, what then? What will I have? These gold medals are nothing but reminders of this loneliness I’ve endured.” In parallel, Yuuri takes these lyrics in more literal terms: he believes that after this Grand Prix, he will vanish in the face of professional figure skating, that he will just be eclipsed by more qualified skaters, like Yurio for example, and thus, he should just 'fade away’, as his crippling anxiety tells him.

They’re both in the brink of falling apart, falling into darkness. But in all good love (yes, love) stories, there at the end of tunnel shines a light so bright it might just blind them. 

After this descend, the lyrics do take a dramatic U-turn, and a revelation is unfolded: “If I only could meet you, from hope / eternity would be born.” This is where the story, in context, delivers the glorious moment of hope between the two skaters, a much needed awakening. The song is saying that Victor and Yuuri were almost as if fated to find each other, heal each other, and thus save each other through the lights of hope – of love.

We can thank the triplets for posting that video online.

What I’m going to say next might be a bit reaching, but hear me out: 

In episode 10, when Victor implies that he wishes Yuuri would never retire so he could always be with him forever, is in direct correlation to that very line from ’Stay Close to Me’: “From hope, eternity would be born.“ Victor and Yuuri found hope in each other, and that is what this damn song and show is about! How we’ve been so blinded by Kubo’s twisted yet ingenious pre-climactic tension since episode 11, is beyond me. But I digress, and we shall continue.

Since episode 4, on that beach scene, Victor has been telling Yuuri that he is not the the weak figure he thinks himself to be, despite Yuuri’s anxiety and the 'shortcomings’ he’s displayed. Shortly after, Yuuri expresses that Victor should just be "Who he really is,” and not be identified as 'coach’, 'winning skater’, 'friend’, etc. Yuuri ultimately wants Victor to be free of any confinements that have shackled him through the course of his career. He wants nothing but complete happiness for Victor. And in a sense, putting all of this together suggests that they are each other’s salvation. They are the ones responsible for saving each other through the rise and fall of everything. This line from the song suddenly means so much more: “Stay close to me / don’t go / I’m afraid of losing you.” And as the song ascends to a climax, it becomes a beacon of hope. “The heartbeats are fusing together,” is perhaps the most Shakespearean way to express the bond that only love can express. The very lyrics cut through to depict how Victor and Yuuri are are not ‘star crossed lovers’ bound to fall apart, but instead to come together for eternity to come: “I wish you’d never retire” (Episode 10, Victor to Yuuri).

Let’s take a look at this screenshot from episode 1, Yuuri’s and Victor’s, cut-scene-combined skate. Just look at the passion in Victor’s face, that emotion that comes from the center of his chest radiating out. And now let’s look at Yuuri’s:

His expression is a mirror-copy of Victor’s, as with his emotions. They are identical throughout the course of the skate. The two of them begin with forlorn expressions as depicted by the very first screenshot posted, but looking at the faces of hope on both of them now, is truly a remarkable portrayal of shared character development that has grown throughout the series. We, as the viewers have analyzed the growth of both Yuuri and Victor since day one, and to think that we only have one episode left to conclude their story (for now) brings me bitter-sweet sensations. I do, however, want to believe that this final episode will not end with disappointment. Why would the writers spend so much time developing the blossoming relationship between Yuuri and Victor, putting them against the edge, just to push them off the cliff?

I highly doubt that this is the scenario we’ll be experiencing next week. I’m looking forward to a more hopeful denouement that doesn’t result in complete and utter devastation for thousands of fans. Simply listen to the song that started it all, foretelling the tale that is Yuuri and Victor: they’re here until the very end!

The final lyrics of ’Stay Close to Me’ goes as followed: ”Let’s set off together / Now I’m ready!“ This is the very climax of the song, in the same way that episode 12 will be the climax of the show. How does this tie in together to the "After the final, let’s end this” scene that’s been picking at everyone?

Yuuri might be implying, I hypothesize, that despite the outcome of the Grand Prix, win or lose, 'let’s end this’ will bring a means to and end, with “this” referring to the burdens they have experienced alone in the past; the pain, the loneliness, all of it. They have each other now, and they can sense it, so really to them, they have nothing left to lose – though they’ve failed to completely notice that.

This lack of understanding is actually what causes them to reach a low on episode 11. Yuuri, with his short program, feels that he is only burdening Victor with more of his shortcomings. Victor, after seeing Yurio’s perfect skate, might feel that he has not accomplished what he could have done as a 'perfect’ coach for Yuuri. But disregarding all of that, what has ’Stay Close to Me’ always predicted since the start of Yuri on Ice? Yuuri and Victor understand each other through emotional values that are so overwhelming, that the two of them will understand this once and only once their ’heartbeats are [truly] connected’. In episode 12, they might just have some kind of epiphany, when both realize how much they love each other.

You’ll see them talking in the preview, a similar situation to their first heart-to-heart by the shore, where they cleared the misunderstandings between them. Maybe in this episode, they’ll understand the importance of mutual emotional interaction (”talking it out,” if you must) for any healthy relationship to work between them.

In this scene, you can see how Victor is observing Yuuri, who obviously has something deep grieving his mind. He is thinking profoundly, based on that concentration displayed on his face, and my guess is that Victor has dropped a bomb on Yuuri to keep him so taciturn. Perhaps Victor will finally express his love for Yuuri without boundaries, and Yuuri will then have to dig deep and understand the gravity of Victor’s statement to also understand his own feelings. No one actually knows (Or do we???).

This picture, though, has a lot to say about our wonderings.

And this is well.

In an all honesty, Victor is still a little hesitant to say ‘I love you’, being the un-emotional character he is, you know? He says “I love Katsudon” or “I’ll marry you once you win gold,” but does not directly say it, and Yuuri might be taking that ambiguity as a sign of Victor getting tired of him. This then causes a domino effect that will push Yuuri’s anxiety forward, as channeled via his short program: Yuuri was too focused on beating JJ, and not focused enough on love, that it compromised the execution of his skating. Naturally, too, their actions are affecting each other, because remember now that their ‘heartbeats are fusing together’, meaning that if one of them is hurt, so is the other. Victor’s purpose has changed from skating, to loving Yuuri, and Yuuri has yet to see that. But really, there’s nothing stopping both of them from realizing that but themselves.

So open your eyes, boys.

I feel though, that Victor is ultimately going to have to let himself be vulnerable and actually express his love for Yuuri in the most unconditional way this time. Perhaps that is what he meant by “I know what I have to do as your coach now” at the end of episode 10 (hint, hint). Similarly, Yuuri will disregard everything that has plagued him in the past (anxiety, failures, defeats) and let himself understand the intentions of his heart, and why he skated to ’Stay Close to Me’ in the first place. HE LOVES VICTOR. AND VICTOR LOVES HIM. That’s why Victor had that determined face upon watching Yuuri’s skating of ’Stay Close to Me’ on Youtube. It’s as if he were saying through his face: “I’m going to pursue this man and make him fall for me in the same way that I have fallen for him.”

THIS IS WHY THE SCENE I POSTED IN THE VIDEO ABOVE IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE IT DEPICTS THE COURSE OF VICTOR AND YUURI’S LOVE LIVES: HOW THEY WERE LOST, FOUND EACH OTHER, THEN WERE SAVED BY ONE ANOTHER. ‘STAY CLOSE TO ME’ IS ABOUT THE BOTH OF THEM. THEY ARE HERE TO STAY. VICTOR’S ‘PRICE’ FOR COACHING YUURI IS NOT A FINITE AMOUNT, BUT INSTEAD INFINITE LOVE.

(thanks to @ponchizs for listening to this rant first) <3

Ok Hamilton fandom hear me out

I really hate the way Lafayette is written in fanfics. He always speaks in broken French and English, which is probably my number one pet peeve because I feel like it is just a way for fanfiction writers to avoid making him an actual character. It’s always FRENCH FRENCH FRENCH Lafayette and that is his one personality trait. We understand how he is French. We know. Also, he is always written as this hyper feminine man but also super sexualized at the same time. He is always incapable of having a conversation without flirting or using the phrase “mon ami”. I also understand how people want more gender/ lgbtq representation and headcanons for characters making them trans, gender fluid , ect. are usually pretty great but I don’t really understand why the fandom is so attached to Genderfluid!Lafayette. Sometimes if fanfiction writers choose not to use that headcanon they are attacked, and that really has to stop. It’s the authors choice. There is no historical evidence for it ( correct me if I’m wrong please). Not everyone has to use that headcanon. I’m sorry I just felt like ranting about this.

I just want for Lena and Maggie to be really close friends and complain ~not really~ with each other about their girlfriends. And for Lena and Alex to talk about gadgets and things that only they understand and in the background Maggie and Kara exchanging look like “they are too nerd for their own good but we love them anyway”. And I want double dates and Kara and Alex competing with each other over who can eat more potstickers and Maggie doing annoyed faces because she’s the one who would have to take care of Alex and then that same night Alex whizzing about how her stomachs hurts and Maggie complaining and saying repeatedly “i told you so” but actually she’s just really happy because she loves how Alex gets all clingy and she just loves to take care of her. And in the other side of the city Lena is just congratulating Kara for winning. If you know what I mean.

Okay but why couldn’t they still have played Quidditch during Goblet of Fire?

I understand that the champions probably wouldn’t want to deal with that while also competing in the tournament but it’s not really fair to everyone else to just cancel Quidditch for the full year.

What about the 7th years who wanted one last shot at winning the Quidditch Cup?

What about the 2nd years who were excited because they could FINALLY try out for the team?

But more so the 7th years, I mean no one even told them “btw we probs aren’t gonna have Quidditch next year so make this year count” like that’s actually really shitty.

And I understand that they needed the Quidditch field for the third task but there’s only like 5 games a year, you could’ve done them a little earlier and still had time to use this thing you teach called magic to grow the damn maze!

OR EVEN BETTER, instead of having the House Quidditch tournament, have the schools play against each other. I mean 3of the 4 champions are kick ass Seekers so why not?

OR BETTER YET have each of the champions form a team using anyone they want

Harry just asks the Gryffindor team to play with him and they use Ron to replace Oliver like in OOTP and at first he’s really nervous but then he gets his nerves on track because there’s NO WAY he’s losing to Krum after he took Hermione to the Yule Ball.

Cedric decides to try to get the best he can from all of the Houses, though the majority of his team is still Hufflepuff because he knows how they play and likes how they work together. He does find a Beauxbatons boy that makes a great Chaser though.

Karkaroff insists that Viktor only use the boys from Durmstrang (because he’s probably a misogynistic little shit) and he doesn’t really care because he’s the best Seeker in the world. Even if he just lost the Quidditch World Cup to Ireland, it’s IMPOSSIBLE that he wouldn’t be able to catch the Snitch before the other team got too far ahead.

And then there’s Fleur, who has never played Quidditch before but suddenly there’s a 13 year old red-haired Hogwarts girl asking her if she can be on her team because “I’ve been practicing with my brothers’ brooms for years and I’m actually quite good but I won’t be able to make the Gryffindor team for a few years” and Fleur agrees as long as Ginny helps her find some other teammates and gives Fleur flying lessons. Ginny accepts the offer and, in Holyhead Harpies fashion, sets out to put together an all female team because females are very unrepresented on the other teams. Ginny and Fleur ask two Bulgarian girls to be a Beater and Chaser. One of Fleur’s Beauxbatons friends is the other Beater, and Ginny asks a fifth year from the Hufflepuff team (who Cedric didn’t choose) to be the third Chaser, as well as Cho to be their Seeker. She insists that Fleur be the Keeper so that she doesn’t have to worry as much about not being steady on a broom.

Instead of all of the teams playing each other, they do it tournament style. Harry and Cedric’s teams go first. Ron is a nervous new Keeper and let’s quite a few balls in before he makes his first save and suddenly he’s on a roll. Cedric’s team has gained a substantial lead by now, but Harry spots the Snitch and just barely grabs it before Cedric (Fred and George are pleased since they’re still not over the Hufflepuff victory the year before when Harry was attacked by the dementors).

Fleur and Viktor’s teams play next. The girls have 3 superb Chasers that are scoring constantly. Every time Viktor’s Chasers make it to Fleur’s end of the pitch, they get distracted by her flowing silver hair and tend to miss without her having to do too much (which is good cause even though she’s better she’s still not QUITE comfortable on a broom). Viktor frantically searches for the Snitch because if he can get it soon they’ll still be able to pull ahead but then the Beauxbatons Beater hits a Bludger right at him and in the moment it took him to dodge it, Cho had spotted the Snitch and already had her hand stretched out to grab it. Before he could even reach her elbow she had the tiny ball held tight in her fist.

The losers of the first round face off for 3rd and 4th place. Viktor, with a sore ego about getting beaten to the Snitch in the last game, catches it within 20 minutes. Cedric laughs the whole thing off and gives Viktor his congratulations, but he now has a harder drive to win the Triwizard Tournament.

Everyone is anxious for the Potter/Delacour game. Fleur knows that Angelina, Katie, and Alicia won’t be effected by her the way the Durmstrang boys were, so she trains even harder to keep up with the rest of her team. The game is underway and it’s neck and neck. Both teams have three excellent Chasers, causing the Quaffle to change sides constantly. Ron and Fleur are both highly nervous, but still manage to block most goals. Fred and George know that Ginny is the other team’s best Chaser, but can’t find it in themselves to try and knock their 13 year old sister off her broom. The Durmstrang Beater doesn’t have any such obligations, and aims a Bludger at Alicia as she’s speeding down the pitch towards Fleur. It hits her in the ribs and she is escorted down to Madame Pomfrey. Now that Fleur’s team has the upper hand, they start pulling ahead. Harry and Cho are playing rough searching for the Snitch, trying to psyche the other out by flying in their path. Harry notices Cho following him and decides to dive as though he’s seen the Snitch somewhere near the bottom of the field. He’s surprised when he doesn’t see her dive after him and looks up just in time to see her catch the Snitch 50 yards away. Everyone heads back towards the ground, the girls have a group hug because never in a million years did they think they were ACTUALLY going to win! Harry breaks through to shake Fleur’s hand and tells her “good game”. Fred and George are staring in astonishment at their little sister because “What the hell, Gin? Where did you learn to fly like that?” while Angelina is nearby cursing the fact that they can’t have 4 Chasers on the Gryffindor team.

In the end, Dumbledore allows the teams to throw a party in the Great Hall. Some Hufflepuffs make flower crowns for Fleur’s team to wear as the winners. A hush falls over the Hall when the doors open and McGonagall comes in. They expect her to yell at them for being too loud, but instead she walks over to Fleur and hands her the Quidditch Cup because she “won it fair and square” but explicitly states that if she does not return it to her by the end of the year “I will go to France and take it from you myself”. The Hall bursts into laughter and applause.

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i’ve seen a lot of people talk about the fetishization of gay relationships and the fact that some people are watching skam just because of isak and even’s relationship, because they want to see two conventionally attractive guys be with each other. and there ARE sadly people who are like that, who don’t seem to care about all the other fascinating characters in the show and who don’t really seem to care about isak’s journey toward self-acceptance and his struggles. 

but 

there’s one thing i want to point out, and it’s something that actually gives me hope. the clip of isak coming out to jonas has over three times the amount of likes that the clip of isak and even’s most physially intimate scene, the bed scene, has. the scene where isak comes out to jonas shows no sign of two guys being together and making out, it simply showcases a beautiful friendship, full of acceptance and understanding. that, and isak’s courage were at the very center of that scene. the fact that it has been the most liked clip in the history of the show gives me hope, because it only proves that (most) people don’t only care about seeing isak and even being physically intimate. they are actually interested in the other topics this show has so far managed to portray wonderfully. 

oindri  asked:

What did you think of the final problem if you dont mind me asking?

hello :-) and not at all,,,

well. i LOVED it. people keep saying that this episode wasn’t like sherlock at all, but to me it was the perfectly imperfect culmination of a sherlock holmes i first met in 2010. the plot - with its gaping holes and weird narrative devices so badly done it was almost art - served only to develop and complete the characters for me.

i am not going to dwell on its faults because frankly its like moftiss didn’t really care too much; they put together what was basically an entire season into one episode so loose ends be damned.

but i like how mycroft was exposed for the terrified, more insecure brother who just wanted (as always) to protect his family. how molly - in that awful, manipulated moment - could actually hear sherlock say “i love you” in a way that was truthful. (i always felt sherlock grew to understand that molly is a force of nature and someone who always in his heart. and the coffin smashing moment was so powerful. not just because of his rage at being played, but also because he hurt someone he truly values). and john as the soldier as well as his best friend; the man who is so doggedly moral and who has kept sherlock grounded forever. and who now equally keeps him grounded. the lying detective was the mirror on their relationship; i liked how in TFP he was truly by sherlock’s side.

and sherlock; made me fucking cry all the way through. if we please ignore the atrocious beginning, he to me is becoming not just good. but complete. i missed the deductions in this finale but i loved how he solved the “case” by…. feeling. the harmonious ending with eurus reminded about he is now her bridge to reality, the way john has been season after season for sherlock.

i can see that some of the loose ends are pretty significant; we are no closer really to understanding sherlock’s sexuality i guess. the adler things with the violin, the boys basically being parent!lock back in baker street, the i love you to molly. who knows. for me though this was never a driver for Moftiss. that wasn’t their focus. 

i’m putting it into my top three (the lying detective and a scandal in belgravia also on the dais)… i keep thinking of TFP as the Eurus of the entire series; brilliant, unexpected, batshit crazy, often lacking a palpable motivation and yet under it all, just being about love.

and the final “butch cassidy and sundance” moment, running out of Rathbone Place, to me was a statement that this origin story is now complete. here now are our Baker St Boys; Holmes and Watson, and they’re on the case…