not an unpopular opinion but it’s a garbage ship. i have never seen two characters with less chemistry than these two, they’re not healthy for each other at all. orihime’s crush on ichigo is as flimsy as her will to get stronger while ichigo has not once treated her differently from the rest of the friends group. this pairing is so mismatched that you have to completely strip both characters of their development back to zero (or even negative tbh) just for them to somehow work together. you have to completely make them ooc just so that maybe the ship is plausible. their characters just don’t fit together. ichigo doesn’t have the tact to properly deal with orihime’s sensitivity (which he has repeatedly been called out for in the manga) and orihime doesn’t have the emotional strength and maturity to help ichigo with his problems. and most importantly of all, orihime has never been referred to as someone special to ichigo or someone who has dried his rain or his queen or his white moon, that role is fulfilled by someone else :)
Hey there Pit! If you don't mind but what are your thoughts on TodoBaku and BakuDeku like not romantically more like dynamic wise???? Okay I'm not sure if I'm making any sense this ask was better articulated in my head lol
Warning for B//akugou-related negativity, if that bothers you please keep scrolling.
They give me uncomfy twisty knots in my insides, if they make me feel anything at all.
I mean Bakugou is mellowing out and sort of improving and he has graduated from “trash” to “recyclables” in my mind, but I still don’t like that Izuku keeps bearing so much emotional labor for the sake of helping Bakugou with his problems. It’s not his job to fix Bakugou, and as Bakugou’s main bullying victim it shouldn’t be put on his shoulders like that.
I didn’t have as many feelings about Todo and Baku before, but Bakugou’s behavior around him during the Sports Festival kinda pissed me off, because Todoroki was struggling with little things like Trauma and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms and Bakugou ended up throwing a tantrum about how those little things negatively affected him? Like dude not everything is about you, take your damn win and shut up.
I basically feel nothing for T/odobaku? Like, total apathy.
@potterhead2309 asked me why I’m not going to write any remadora prompts and I could have reblogged the “taking prompts” post where they asked me, but I decided to get this heavy weight I’ve been carrying for years
off my chest. I didn’t want to look like a spiteful wolfstar shipper for so many years that I tried to make myself like remadora. During this time I re-evaluated Tonks pre-remadora and post-remadora and I came to the conclusion that my feelings are valid.
[ dear @potterhead2309 I want you to know this is just me ranting and you can not read this post if anti-remadora complaints irk at you. I also hope you understand I am not attacking your otp, as everyone is free to love what they want, so literally - thanks for asking me why not remadora, after writing this i feel lighter and more coherent with my ideas. Thank You and sorry about this ]
So here are my reasons for not appreciating remadora.
1) I’m a die hard wolfstar shipper. I might be new to the potter-blr scene, but I’m a old wolfstar fan, I remember children_of_the_shadows posting their “Momentum” fanfic, so yes I’m THAT old. So it stand to reason that I was this young kid that loved Sirius and Remus and wanted them to be happy together and wanted them to represent this little kid’s “queerness” that set them apart from everyone else they knew. In book 3 and then its movie too, I felt like being gay (at the time I identified as gay) might have been a good thing if there were two GOOD characters in my favourite series of books.
But then Rowling went and killed off Sirius. Now, I know this wasn’t rational, and we might call it a group hallucination if you want, but many fans felt like JKR was scared of how strongly wolfstar was shipped. But anyway, that sorted the very opposite effect than what (we thought) JKR wanted and there was like a flood of wolfstar angsty fanfictions. What happens next? Remus Lupin, the gayest gay to ever gay, turned out IN LOVE with no one other than Sirius’ little cousin!
A man that has spent 34+ years of his life apparently alone, with no relationship ever even hinted at, SUDDENLY falls in love just after his
best friend died and a flood of wolfstar fanfiction were written in every language. Excuse little kid-me that got upset and still kind of can’t get over how hurt they were.
2) Remadora just never made sense to me. I never saw the need for Remus to have a relationship at all, to be honest. Kid-me wanted queer characters, adult me just wanted Remus Lupin and Tonks to be themselves. JKR’s only reason for remadora was that she needed a new baby orphan. Bill and Fleur could have been that, I would have cried to see Bill and Fleur dead, but at least they made “kind of” sense. They were a couple that had a nice backstory and - being background character from the “current” generation - they had every possibility of messing up the condom.
(I was prepared to Remus’ death the day I realised Sirius was dead so I didn’t even cry for him because I was expecting it tbh?)
3) Remus and Tonks had both strong characters individually. We get to know a Remus Lupin who hates himself, but has found a balance point to survive. We meet a Tonks that is funny, strong, indipendent and doesn’t put up with anyone’s shit. Suddenly Remus and Tonks become this two weirdly awkward characters that have nothing to share together other than a supposed fancy and the horrors of war. That’s no good basis for a relationship, if you ask me. Also, since I’m onto this already, Tonks goes from a self-confident young AUROR witch to a mess that LIVES for a man that doesn’t want her back - who by the way has fucking GOOD reason to not want to enter a relationship with her. But who cares? Lupin becomes a “coward” anyway! Man who fought society idea of him all his life, becomes a coward. Okay. Whatever.
4) REMUS IS LIKE 13 SOLAR YEARS OLDER THAN TONKS AND LIKE A 1000+ YEARS OF PAIN AND RAGE AND HATE AND WAR AND POVERTY AND JUST EXPERIENCE OLDER THAN TONKS?? am I the only one bothered by this? I don’t mind age difference in couples BUT this isn’t normal age difference born out of the man being a business man and the girl being a fresh-outta-uni graduate looking for a little thrill, this is about a man hardened by WAR and POVERTY and BETRAYAL and OPPRESSION and DISGUST and a girl that has been loved all her life and only briefly learnt about war??? This is like Remus post PoA and Remus fresh-outta-Hogwarts??? How is that gonna work??
5) Tonks - as much as I love her - was a petty abusive little shit, aided by the whole Weasley family. Take this man who’s been shattered by war and is effectively ALONE in the whole world (so much that he goes to his dead best friend’s 17yo son for advice!!!) and put him in an environment in which a pissbaby he might even like keeps crying at him bc he’s “mean” and doesn’t “love” her (when they literally had fuck nothing in common???) and then take this whole busy-body family that keeps telling him he’s being shitty for not ENDANGERING the life and social status of a respectable girl with the STIGMA that has been plaguing him all his life, that he might blame for giving him such a shitty hard life full of dead friends and pity and war and hunger and desperation - and just look at how he crumbles under the weight of so much negative judgement over something he has every good reason to fear? Literally watch him as he shatters to pieces, scared shitless, so much that he plans to go on a kinda suicide mission just to get away from a marriage that has been pressured on him right after his last friend has died. Just watch him.
6) I’m sorry but I can’t separate remadora from this shitty context. I tried, I swear I did, but I can’t. I can like some light-hearted fanfic where sex or them being happy about Teddy is the focal point. I can read an au where they’ve had a night of wild sex and somehow Tonks got pregnant so they raise Teddy somewhat together but not married-together. I can appreciate the thrill of Tonks helping wolfstar have a kid. I can even get through a angst-y story about marital abuse. But I just can’t write it.
Writing for me is something extremely personal. Yes, I want to challenge my limits and write things I never thought I’d write, but it’s still something that has to already be inside of me. I don’t need to personally be enthusiastic about something to write it, but at least it must not make me feel weird and angry.
And canon remadora makes me angry. oh so fucking angry.
So I saw that gifset of Kripke's commentary on that season 3 episode (I'm a newbie watcher but I started the new season and and slowly working my way through!) and I guess I'm a little confused? Kripke is basically saying "yeah Dean really wants that apple pie life" and when I've been going through and reading people's meta, I've seen a lot of people's opinion (especially season 6 metas) that kind of disagree and that Dean really doesn't want that suburban life. Any opinions? Thanks much :-)
Heya! <3 (I really hope I’m reading this right and you’ve watched at least season 6 because I’m spoiling big things up to the end of season 6 in this reply so maybe just bookmark this otherwise… hahaha)
Oh! Yeah, I reblogged this with the sense of irony about what Kripke was saying in place that you get from being a long-time watcher or deeply embedded in the meta community :P (I should have a /irony tag I use for the benefit of people knowing I’m thinking deep dark shade at whatever I’m reblogging but you know not in a mean way just in a this goes way deeper than what it looks like to me but maybe I just don’t feel like commenting right now :P)
I can’t remember if I have a Dean x Lisa tag that’s actually well-kept except for cute gifsets but 3x02 and 3x10 probably have a fair amount of discussion about it if you want to dig deeper… But I have literally just watched Dean’s conversation with Rufus in 3x15 which reminds me that this was a season-long arc, and 3x10 was a weird little part of it… 3x02 sets up that Dean has a sort of wistfulness for what he COULD have had, and 3x10 and 3x12 (and all these are Gamble-related episodes) have stuff about Dean yearning - this bit and the conversation with Victor where he makes it blatantly obvious that even with Sam he has a sense that he might want more from life and he is not currently getting it - Victor’s comparison of ex-wives and empty apartments is paralleled to Dean’s feelings. And in 3x15 Rufus warns him that this is what he has to look forward to becoming if he survives. (In 12x14 we had a parallel where Ketch buys his way in the door the same way Dean buys his way in the door with Rufus & scotch, but it was subverted in so many ways, it just seemed like the BMoL had sketchy intel you might be able to buy Dean this way.)
Anyway, by the end of the season the message is quite clear that Dean sort of years for it but can’t have it and in many ways has chosen this life of saving people over it. Though he’s dying for Sam, and never un-wishes that or can even think of it, from about the midpoint of the season he wants to find a way to break the deal but I think a lot of that is driven by not wanting to be a demon rather than wanting to grow old, since becoming a demon will pretty quickly undo all the good work Dean did saving people, he’d have to assume. 3x09 gives him any motivation to fight rather than cheerfully stroll off to Hell because Sam’s alive and that’s all that matters, you know?
I think in the context of season 3 the Lisa stuff was pretty interesting because I think Dean can have a contradictory yearning but Lisa is a ghost of an idea, literally where she fizzles out of the dream in the same way ghosts disappear, and to feel wedded to the hunter lifestyle and in many ways he’s been rejecting it from the start… In 1x08 (Bugs) especially he’s making a point about beeing skeeved out by suburbia and the idea of living SUCH a normal life. In 2x20 we see him as a civilian and he enjoys it for a day or two to hang out with Mary and Sam and Jess, and I’ve written a LOT on the over-lap of Carmen in that episode and Lisa in 6x01 since they’re connected by djinn dreams and I feel like the message is his year with Lisa was emotionally/functionally practically the same to Dean as if he’d been strung up in a warehouse the whole time. (That’s something in my 6x01 tag or 2x20 depending which you feel like scrolling through :P Sorry, I’m kind of in advanced brain bleeh from sitting in a noisy room so you can get surface brain rambling to answer this but no research or links in this state >.>)
Anyway in 2x20 he unequivocally rejects the civilian life because people died without him doing his job, even though he called Carmen “the One” and everything else seemed fixable or exciting to him, including his relationship with Sam. It was after discovering he’d “un-wished” all their work as hunters he angrily appealed to John about why it was his job, before stomping off to find and kill the djinn, and un-make his wish, assuming at this point it was a wish and not a dream. (I still call it a wish-verse sometimes because of how DEAN analysed it and I find it FASCINATING to look at that way when it comes to these decisions, while I’d just call it the djinn dream when looking at it from another angle).
I suppose Lisa comes not long after but he goes to see her as part of a farewell tour revisiting the best hookup of his life, and ends up smacked with the potential he’s mission out on of raising a kid and all that - a long-term investment he can’t get involved in for one year (do you feel the knife turning :P) because that’s not fair on them and offers them no long-term stability. He CAN’T make a home when he has a 1 year demon deal weighing on him, so the episode is just there to psychologically torture him. I think he never dreamed of suburbia before Lisa in 3x02 but by 3x10 we can see he took some unexpected emotionally scarring just from being told he CAN’T have something. Because posing the question opens up “what if”s (this incidentally is my entire rationale when you boil it down for why the male siren proves Dean’s bi :P). Dean had a moment to seriously imagine a NICE life where he would be with Lisa and have Ben as a son and it’s impossible for he can even start to have it. And in 3x15 Rufus confirms that even if Dean survives (or comes back from Hell as it turns out), being a crotchety old hunter who only opens his door to people if they show up with nice Scotch is about as much as he can hope to look forward to.
I think that’s a bad message too but it gels more with Dean’s outlook and experiences and I think helps him shut away the feelings he could ever have had more or that he was being unfairly denied, in a combination of personal choices to hunt/seeing the benefits of doing it over a normal life, and pessimism about his lifespan or what they can reasonably expect from their lives. In 5x18 he tells Lisa that when he thinks of himself being happy it’s with her, because of the scarring I mentioned that 3x02 specifically denies him this endgame and leaves an impression of it in his psyche as the Thing Dean Can’t Have, but DOES turn into a nice thought to hold onto as a what if. And Sam tells him to go for it and he does, and by the end of season 6 it’s a “never mention this again or I’ll kill you” situation and Dean doesn’t think about endgame out loud for like 5 more years until season 10, and the question is slooowly reintroduced through hesitant confessions and car conversations and meeting a pair of married hunters at a bar one day, to finally get the idea that while Dean’s unequivocally written off suburbia, wife & kids, there’s other things he could get out of life to make him happy and feel less like Victor or Rufus, dark mirrors of his present and future, like the ghosts of endgame visiting a long-term-relationship Scrooge :P
But yeah Kripke saying that Dean secretly has a romantic soft spot for the normal life and fluffy romance, personified in this case by Lisa, is really because he’s talking compare and contrast to Sam. He says Sam isn’t interested in Bela that way really, he’s just horny and they know no women really so… that happened. (I side-eye but whatever, different discussion :P) and that’s in contrast to Sam’s supposed sweet and nerdy surface layer, while Dean’s got the macho horndog outer layer so Kripke’s explaining in 1 go performing!Dean (and Sam) and that Sam n Dean are yin and yang to each other (which, again, in Baby, we have that great shot of them in red and blue contrasting colours, sleeping top & tail in the Impala from above that demonstrates this… Can’t tell if you’ve seen season 11 actually or joined in season 12 (oops apologies for those spoilers too, I tried to keep them super vague and if you’ve seen season 12 you sort of know where it led to >.>) but this is what it looked like:
from a meta POV it’s absolutely one of my favourite shots of Sam and Dean in the entire show. Anyway it’s visually demonstrating the same thing Kripke is saying in that commentary. Sam presents one way so they write Dean presenting in the absolute opposite way, and then choose to subvert both presented faces with an image each to absolutely destroy that image and show something deep underneath. From the way he was talking it sounded like they thought the Bela thing first so the Lisa thing might literally just have been a part of it because it was amusing to them to do that with Sam, and the rule is absolutely probably 1st thing in their character bible to always make Sam and Dean at odds with each other even if it’s in some innocent visual/character demonstration.
(This is why I hate Buckleming writing btw - they’ve been increasingly writing Sam and Dean as an utterly unified unit who think and breathe on the same wavelength and it drives me nuts because that is not their dynamic at all no matter how fan favourite “winsync” is (which is of course a totally different thing to do with them working well together meta-textually as actors and in the text as kids raised closely together, and who also have worked together for most of/their entire adult lives so of course they naturally move and talk together sometimes - I can be in sync with my twin and we have core personality overlap but we’re also utterly different people in extremely obvious ways e.g. quiet vs chatty - guess which :P)… In Buckleming’s hands it just means they can use Sam and Dean to alternately deliver exposition in lengthy talking scenes as if they’re one character, and that exposition to Mick in 12x17 when he “Hello boys” them in the Bunker was one of their worst incidents so far >.>)
Anyway, I don’t think that makes the Lisa thing insincere especially as it sounds like 3x10 more than 3x02 actually cemented her as Dean’s imaginary choice of perfect dream girl to fill the space Carmen the El Sol ad lady previously held, when it came to the writing. 3x02 stand alone is good to torment Dean as a “Hahahaha you will never have this” but 3x10 builds on it and shows them being intuitive to the character and things that make sense to write him… And I think from the very start they were aware of the contradiction and that Dean might sort of have a soft spot/dream of the normal apple pie life but that he was also at the same time profoundly aware of all the ways in which he hadn’t chosen it, it wasn’t his life, and there were abundant reasons he wasn’t having it and even in the same core places this dream resides, didn’t want it. If you go deep in my 3x02/2x20/6x01 Lisa x Dean metas (again, sorry, I’ll add tags to this post at least :P) you’ll probably find the post I made collecting my rewatch notes as I discovered this subtextual story through the season, realised where it all came from later, and by the end of the season realised that they knew and had talked themselves out of it being something Dean could have because the subtext took the same route as the actual Dean and Lisa arc in season 6, probably because Gamble helped craft the entire thing in season 3 and then brought Lisa back for season 6 and had a whole season to play the entire thing over again. So I feel like that suggests Dean talked himself out of it too with Rufus and Victor’s help, and fundamentally never changed track even with season 5 & 6′s Lisa stuff, because that closed the book on it so hard we have this parallel to Dean and Rufus in 12x14 and the idea he can have something more with a hunter maybe or ~someone in the life~ is now the subtext under that in the same way Kripke talked about him having this squishy interior to do with Lisa back in season 3.
OK HOLD UP IM LAUGHING AT GOHAN BEING BAD AT FLIRTING
OH GOSH KERO HE’S SO BAD HE’S THE WORST AT FLIRTING I DON’T THINK HE UNDERSTANDS THE CONCEPT. LIKE HE’S NEVER CANONICALLY FLIRTED AS FAR AS I CAN TELL - HE’S SO PURE HE COULD STILL RIDE FLYING NIMBUS LAST I CHECKED AND YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY IMPURE THOUGHTS TO DO THAT (EVEN HIS MOM COULDN’T RIDE IT WHEN SHE WAS A KID LMAO). THERE’S A WHOLE DRAGON BALL SUPER EPISODE ABOUT HIS WIFE IGNORING AN ASSHOLE MOVIE STAR BECAUSE DUH. BUT THE GUY TAKES IT OUT ON GOHAN AND BLACKMAILS THIS IDOL INTO MAKING IT LOOK LIKE HE’S CHEATING ON HIS WIFE. SO SHE’S FLIRTING LIKE HELL AND HE’S LIKE WOW WHAT A NICE PERSON I’M HERE TO HELP!!! AND WHEN SHE KISSES HIM HE JUST PANICS AND BLUSHES AND FLIES OFF AND WHEN HE GETS HOME HE GOES TO VIDEL TO TELL HER WHAT HAPPENED AND APOLOGIZE BECAUSE HE’S A GOOD BOY WHO WAS PROBABLY STILL CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
episodes we could have instead of “the black people on the team go undercover as slaves” and “ronald reagan shows up before rip does”
rip comes back. that’s the entire episode. everyone hugs him and he gets to drink some hot chocolate while gideon tells him she missed him. they go visit jonah so rip can get some emotional support.
the team has to travel to the american revolutionary war era for some reason. rip forgets to fake an american accent and gets beat up. mick and ray participate in the boston tea party. someone seduces george washington. sara chants “USA USA USA” to get rip to do things.
the team goes to the roaring twenties and promptly gets fucking wasted. mick can’t handle his moonshine. sara definitely can.
they decide to go back and spend a week in 2016 because they desperately need a vacation and the ship got Wrecked again, as it tends to, so it needs to get fixed. they can’t find mick and it turns out he’s in jail. the break him out, much to the chagrin of all the masks in central city and star city. someone, anyone, asks the legends if they know what they’re doing. they shrug.
a fun trip to the roman era. it’s a lot gayer than they’re used to. sara beats up a couple of romans. it’s a good time all around.
the team goes to the moon. it’s not as fun as they thought it’d be. rip threatens to leave someone there. martin won’t stop saying “one small step for man.” vixen can’t believe she’s here. how are these people still alive.
back to the medieval times. jax and martin stay behind because they’ve had enough of that era for a while and ray tries to find out ways to get knighted once he finds out he’s destined to (“according to history. you can’t argue with history, rip”). nate won’t stop being a Nerd and mick vocally appreciates the viking lifestyle. rip takes a nap and hopes no one catches the plague.
“i’ve always wanted to meet abraham lincoln” “no”
they end up going anyways. (“i feel like watching a play” “NO”) (“i read that he killed vampires” “i am going to leave you all here i swear to GOD”)
We don't want to see Waverly and Rosita kiss on the wayhaught tag, I know there's a Nicole/Waverly kiss but me and a lot of other people are still angry and disgusted with the kiss
i didn’t tag it as such, but i guess since i mentioned it in a tag it must have ended up there (i forgot about this dumb shit tumblr does). i didn’t mean for it to happen. either way, i don’t mean to be that person, but i ship waverly/nicole and i’m not angry and disgusted, so as much as i get that some shippers don’t want to see the kiss on the tag, i’m assuming that others don’t mind it as much (judging by the positive likes/reblogs the post is getting) and can handle seeing it in a post that’s not even about it. sometimes it’s just a matter of scrolling past a post you don’t approve (unless it’s attacking the ship/shippers in their own tag). i know i do that all the time around here, and i never ask anyone to change their tags to please me, much less anonymously. i’d be willing to remove it if it had absolutely nothing to do with the tag, but like you said, it has a waverly/nicole gif in it, so it’s not at all off topic. lastly, the post is solely about dominique kissing ladies on the show and appreciating that out of context.
some of the people who reblogged it, judging by their tags, seemed to grasp that concept. so idk what you want to accomplish by sending me this ask, but i don’t see why it’s so essential to you that i remove an accidental tag from a harmless post.
As I was watching the Sneak Peek for 10x01, I noticed something was different about the filming but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. Only in my rewatch did I realize that this is reminiscent, not of scenes that have the Winchesters in them, but of the cold open in which the monster of the episode is revealed. Based on the camera angles and the words of Dar as she is being tortured, the audience is given a clear indication that the monster in this episode is not the demon onscreen. Rather it is the captor who is coldly draining the life out of her on his quest for information.
Dean Winchester may be a demon, but his brother is the one that is shown to be the monster. Dar’s own words clearly indicate the darkness that she sees within Sam. At this point it is unclear whether she is referring to powers that Sam could be using in his pursuit of his brother, or the torture that he is inflicting upon her. While he is not unaccostomed to torture, this enjoyment is something that has not been seen in Sam before. It was chilling to watch him relish every second of this torture, until it was no longer about information, but rather savoring the feeling of breaking apart the body of his captive until she is ready to do whatever he bids her. It is not unlike the torture that souls are encouraged to inflict on others in Hell, which will eventually strip away all humanity and leave the soul utterly twisted and changed.
The only time that I can remember seeing either of the Winchesters inflict torture in a similar fashion was this past season as Dean was on his way to becoming a demon. And although Dean had the Mark of Cain pushing him on his journey, what if that lack of feeling, lack of regret, and lack of humanity is truly what turned him into a demon?
Similarly what if in the quest to save his brother from eternity as a demon, Sam Winchester is becoming one himself? This consuming need to find answers is already stripping away Sam’s humanity. Perhaps it will not be too long before Hell finds the Boy King amongst its numbers.