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fancasts!

hey guys it’s your local garbage back again, feeling bored and wanting to do something for her followers! this time around i’m gonna do some fancasts bc it seems like people really like those!! so here’s how we’re gonna do it!

rules: 

  • must be following this hermione granger wanna-be
  • reblog this post 
  • send me your selfie tag (if you don’t have one, describe yourself!), your pronouns, 1-2 fandoms from the list below, and what gender(s) you’d like to be shipped with (if any)!
  • blacklist ‘ducky’s fancasts’ if you don’t want to see these

fandoms: harry potter, agents of s.h.i.e.l.d., stranger things, glee, gossip girl, the 100, the flash, pretty little liars, game of thrones, fantastic beasts, disney, girl meets world, star wars, the hunger games, divergent, the office, the walking dead, criminal minds, friends, lost, once upon a time, parks and recreation, how to get away with murder, that 70′s show.

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Deconstructing Snape's "Obsessive Love"

Usually, Snape’s love for Lily is discredited with the word “obsessive,” so I wanted to examine that a bit. See, I would probably describe his feelings as obsessive, but I hesitate to use that word at all because it has been thrown around as meaning “Snape never loved Lily; he was obsessed with her.”

However, if we can manage to separate the word obsessive from its context in the Snape debate–Severus is an obsessive person. It’s unlikely he ever cared about much of anything un-obsessively, whether it was potions, (Defence Against) the Dark Arts, or Lily. This is a guy who waxed poetic about “the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes” and a million other things. Snape is…really dramatic. 

The anti-Snape rhetoric tries to fit Snape’s story into a narrative that goes like this: A guy is obsessed with a girl, but he doesn’t love her. He thinks he loves her, but really, he loves the idea of her. He doesn’t actually see her as a person; he doesn’t even really know her.

And that narrative is pretty common in real life and in fiction. It’s the basis for understanding the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. So it’s easy for a lot of people to say that’s all Snape’s story is. 

However, there’s no reason to believe that Severus did not see Lily as a person. They were best friends for about five years. I do not believe they could’ve been best friends without Severus truly knowing Lily–her likes, her dislikes, her dreams, her fears, her everything.

Yet simultaneously, Lily probably did represent an idea to him. To explain it very simplistically–the idea of someone who loved him and cared about him (and before that, the idea of a potential friend who could do magic). Eileen probably loved him, but she clearly neglected him, and his parents’ relationship was an unhealthy one, so Severus didn’t have much of a model of what healthy love would look like. If you’re starved for love and affection, you latch onto the first person who shows it to you. That could’ve been the basis of Snape’s feelings before he really got to know Lily. But he did get to know her.

He needed her more than she needed him, most likely–love was more freely available to her. He had no one else. His love was likely to be intense–maybe more intense than hers ever could’ve been. That’s what happens with an intense person like Severus. He was as fixated on his love of Lily as he was fixated on his hatred of James.

It’s unfortunate we have to spend so much time denying that Snape’s love was in any way obsessive in order to prove it was real. I really want to talk about Severus as an intense and obsessive person. Because he loved Lily as a friend, and it was genuine. And he also loved her obsessively, because that was his nature, and because his time as her friend was likely the only time he was happy. Because knowing her, appreciating her, valuing her only made that feeling more intense. It wasn’t an uncomplicated love, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t love.

thoughts on the episode of supergirl:

as a karamel shipper, I must say I liked that Kara rejected Mon-El, because that’s being genuine to her character and it also means more development for her (and more angst as she discovers her feelings for him.)

what I did not like is that they recycled that same trope from season 1, with Mon-El “moving on” and Kara being jealous. Like no, it feels overused, childish and it adds unnecessary drama in my opinion. Kara’s confused with her feelings–that’s enough drama on itself.

That said, I don’t think they’re cutting Kara off her family and friends so that she will feel alone and run to Mon-El for comfort. In fact, if anything, the whole point of the two scenes between them was that Mon-El adds to that feeling of loneliness she feels. This is about Kara and how she’s developed as a character, not just the built-up of some romance. Please, appreciate it for what it is and stop making things up.

Tag game

I was tagged by @a-proud-fangirl ty bes!

1) Who are you named after?
well, if you really must know…MiCa is just short for my actual first name 😅 my mom wanted to name her first daughter “Mica” but wanted it to be two words made into one at the same time so…she chose “Maria” (because basically everyone is named maria/Ma. where I come from lmao) as the start of my first name abd “Catalina” which basically means I got named after the dorm my mom stayed in during her college days…=,= (it was Sta. Catalina in case anyone was curious. and yes, i stayed there too during my undergrad so imagine the looks of everyone in there when they learn my full name orz)

2) Last time you cried?
well…I haven’t cried in months o.o (im too numb these days)

3) Do you like your handwriting?
hell NO hahahaha 😂

4) What is your favorite lunch meat?
uhh…I eat anything at this point in time (patay gutom ako mga dre 😂)5) Do you have kids?
Nop. I can’t even snag a boyfriend lmao

6) Do you ever use sarcasm?
too much if you ask me :-“

7) Do you still have your tonsils?
of course!

8) Would you bungee jump?
nuuh @,@ the last time i tried that (i was in grade school) i nearly fainted hahaha and i was so excited to try it too for the first time

9) What is your favorite type of cereal?
hmm…i dont have a fav. I just eat em all if it was served to me :/

10) Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
nope :))

11) Do you think you’re strong?
err….if you call “numb to anything physical and emotional on the outside” strong and i guess? but if you mean physically then thats a maybe.

12) What is your favorite ice cream?
cookies n cream!

13) What is the first thing you notice about somebody?
the EYES ❤ im a sucker for eyes I just love em for some reason…must be coz my mom’s an ophthalmologist

14) Football or baseball?
i like both! I love sports in general :D and I can play anything too hehe (im just your average joe in every sport though…nothing too serious)

15) What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
the fact that I can’t seem to form proper words when i so badly want to talk to anyone online or in rn :S it’s why I prefer being the listener

16) What color pants are you wearing?
White (my uniform)

17) Favorite smell?
baby cologne :-“

18) Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
haven’t received a call in months lmao but it was my mom 😅

19) Favorite sport to watch on TV?
haven’t been able to watch TV in months (blame med school…and in case you were wondering, I get my weather updates from twitter)

20) Hair color?
i’d say black but there are some months where it gets a tad bit lighter to the point where people ask if i had it colored….? (fyi I don’t color my hair ever)

21) Eye color?
the darkest chocolatey brown you could ever imagine that when the sun hits it just right you can see a pool of melted milk chocolatey goodness :)) (a friend of mine thought it was black until the sun hit my eyes at just the right angle wayyyyy back during my undergrad hahaha her expression was priceless I couldn’t forget it ever)

22) Favorite food to eat?
again, I will eat anything and I do not have a top 1 :))

23) Scary or funny movies?
if im alone, funny movies :))

24) Last movie you watched?
Sing! the ending was awesome

25) What color shirt are you wearing?
White (uniform)

26) Favorite holiday?
Halloween!

27) Wine or beer?
I dunno…not allowed any of those with my maintenance meds :/

I’m tagging some new people I recently followed and then some @egalitarian-nature-blog @rizascupcakes @the-flame-and-hawks-eye @themusicalbookworm @icedyuris @icameheretowinry

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Beauty and the Beast AU

A quick doodle and base from @kwamikwami​‘s and I conversation. In order to lift the curse, (from the kwamis) the Beast (Adrien) must win her (Marinette) love otherwise they will remain as kwamis forever.

Bonus:

Because, I feel this is how Plagg would look at him after hearing it.