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OSWALD HAS WATCHED EVERYONE HE LOVES DIE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM AND AND EVERY SINGLE TIME IT HAS DESTROYED HIM AND HE COULDNT BRING HIMSELF TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN SO HE TURNED ED INTO AN ICE CUBE EVEN THOUGH ED HURT HIM AND I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT OS I

drivingsideways33  asked:

re: your tags on the miranda meta- lbr, I have a problem with how the story eventually played out for almost all of the women? In a story that is fundamentally about resistance (as you rightly said) the space given to the male characters who embody this far outstrips what is given to the women. The only woman who eventually gets any place close to what she wants is Max (and Anne), and that is by *gaming * the system rather than tearing it down. (1/2)

Eleanor, Miranda and Madi, each of whom challenge the system more overtly are ‘punished’ for it, and specifically in two cases by having the men closest to them become the cause of their downfall; and worst (for me), in all three cases, are absolutely ‘fridged’ to further the Stories of those men; in Miranda and Eleanor’s case literally written out; and in Madi’s case by taking away her agency and ending the story there. (2/3)

(3/3) Try as I will, I cannot see this as anything but more of the common disease that affects even the most progressive shows: ultimately the Men are seen as Important, and women are seen as Supporting Characters. What I mean is that the show I want to exist would have had Miranda as the Flint character, and more about Eleanor and Madi, but that show would literally never be written or pitched because apparently we hit the limits of our imagination pretty fast when it comes to women. /endrant

Sorry for spamming your inbox, I just had FEELINGS. :D

Never apologize for inbox-spamming! I too have a lot of feelings on this, and I always love talking about them.

I find Miranda’s death most egregious, I think, because it is such a literal textbook case of fridging: they needed to push Flint’s story in a certain direction, so they killed her. It was narratively not about her, which is really my only requirement for my stories about women. As long as the terrible things that happen to them are in service of their own stories, I am perfectly intellectually (if not emotionally) all right with those things.

Which is I think why I hesitate to name Eleanor’s death fridging, or the theft of Madi’s agency a symbolic fridging. I am more okay with Eleanor’s death (”more okay” being a very relative term) because I can find a way to understand it as the culmination of her own narrative: she dedicated her life to this island, and ultimately her desire to bring it peace and prosperity lead to her own downfall. It is a tragic narrative–tragic in the Greek sense, the Shakespearean sense–but it is her own. Woodes Rodgers, for all the destruction he wrought, is ultimately a footnote in service of her story.

Madi’s story I’m more unsettled by: I do feel that within the diegetic world of Black Sails we’re meant to feel the injustice of it, though, and that it’s meant to be seen as a great betrayal. Her story was not specifically sublimated in favor of Silver’s. She was, however, basically narrative collateral damage to the terminating drama of the show, namely, Silver’s betrayal of Flint, and Flint’s subsequent potential/symbolic death. I can’t term it (symbolic) fridging–the story was in fact her own–but I’m still unsettled by it–it was more important that the story was also someone else’s.

(I also think I see Max’s (and Anne’s) ending slightly differently: to me Max’s success within the system is itself resistance to a system that would have her–in fact requires her to be–a slave.)

Outside of Miranda, then, and to a more complicated extent Madi*, I find myself relatively satisfied with all the main female characters’ individual storylines. What I find myself dissatisfied with is the very thing you mention: ultimately the Men are seen as Important, and women are seen as Supporting Characters. Even in a show with many protagonists who get significant and weighty screentime, and even in a show when a pretty respectable number of those protagonists are women, the show itself is structured around Flint and to an only slightly lesser extent Silver. 

*A lot of my dissatisfaction in Madi’s storyline lies in the broader ways they dropped the ball when it came to all their Maroon or enslaved characters–all their black characters but Max, pretty much. Ultimately she became a narratively passive character, the audience for Silver to tell his story of Flint to, and that’s what bothers me, that’s what bothers me about her ending from a critical perspective: not that Silver took away her agency, but that the show then turned around and did the exact same thing.

Does anybody else just helplessly crumple into a ball of emotions because how big of a deal this scene is?

      Naru actually smiled at Mai. I know for most pairings it’s not a really big deal (Who am I kidding, smiling is always a big deal. Naru smiling, though, is like us getting to see them go to 3rd base.)

Naru doesn’t like to show emotion or affection- That was Gene’s territory- but here, Mai gets all caught up and flustered over the fact that he apologized first and she blushing so fiercely that Naru can’t help but let his aloof mask slip, just for a second, and actually smile.

Which, lets be honest, might have been the first time he truly smiled since losing Gene…Like, does that ever just hit anyone else or is it just me?I just cannot with these two. 

Naru might have built his cold walls to keep everyone out but Mai.. Mai is the sun. 

Naru didn’t stand a chance.

About last night

I am so sorry y'all. I have some , , issues and DID and alota other stuff and I sometimes get in a really weird mind set and cannot think straight at all. I have a separate blog where I post all of my random thoughts and i got confused and assumed I was logged into that blog. I apologize for any bother it might have been, and I’ll do my best to not do it again !!!I appreciate all of y'all and I’m sorry for spamming the dash like that.

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It’s been a while since I have edited with HTTYD, but it was fun to do. Anyway, I know I have been spamming my blog with so many HTTYD 2 posts, and I apologize for that. Honestly, I am super excited for the new movie and I cannot wait to watch it. Enjoy the video and make sure to like! :)