Just as a disclaimer since I realize this has actually become kind of relevant for me lately;
I’m probably going to cut down on the Morality Debate™ threads. As much as I love interacting with people, and while I’m always up for debates, it gets kind of old to repeatedly write Sendak Versus Alien ( Probably A Human ) Verbal Debate featuring whatever topic, death, slavery, what-have-you because I already know pretty much the entire thread before it is even close to being finished.
I already know how it’s going to go. Sendak is going to hold to his morally terrible opinion and the other character is going to hold to theirs and call him wrong and blah blah you’re a terrible person Galra are evil et cetera et cetera yadda yadda. All in all, the characters end up disagreeing because of course they do. If the thread has a plot beyond just that… then sure, but if the entire purpose is just to argue, I’m not going to bother with it. I know other people don’t have threads along those lines often, but I do a lot. It’s pretty much every other thread I have with not-Galra characters.
I really want to write with people, but I also don’t want my writing to just scream “I am bored,” and / or “I’ve done this plot a hundred thousand times already.”
orz I’m very very sorry but it’s gotten about as common for me now as how common the “imprisonment” plot was in the first few months I started my blog.
u know whats great? that lance has honestly taught me that its okay to be a guy and care about beauty, that its not just a feminine thing and even if it was that there’s nothing wrong with that!
the only other times in movies or tv i’ve see a man wear a face mask or pamper himself is when someones using it for humor- haha look at that guy, he’s not manly at all! he must be gay! thats not something boys do!
lance enjoys pampering himself and feeling pretty and it’s not just used as joke, it’s a part of his nature and no one else points it out or scoffs at it
that just makes me really happy and honestly that precious boy has allowed me to accept certain parts of myself i didn’t at first
you can be a boy and have a beauty routine, you can take care of your skin, its a relief finally seeing that validated and i really appreciate the voltron writers for giving us this part of lance, because it’s so so important! i love him!
This in 12x16 felt like another solid character moment, to me; not just the fact that Dean left, but that Sam stayed. I think it’s the same difference in attitude that prompts Dean to squash down and deny the things that worry him (or, the flipside of the same coin, to accept them with fatalistic helplessness) whereas Sam will stare steely-eyed and insistent into the face of his problems. (Of course, that can certainly be problematic too.)