i know the storyline is bad

anonymous asked:

what do you want to see happen to sansa's storyline after petyr's gone? self-destruction? keeping the mockingbird pin and go dark? queen in the north cersei style? sacrifice for one of the siblings?

Uh if you’re talking about the show..I don’t know honestly, to me show!Sansa isn’t the Sansa I loved when I started watching the show. It feels like a totally different characters since s5 with the whole Jeyne2.0 plot mess, and it’s been inconsistent as a character since then. Now she’s Jeyne, now she’s Icy Kween 2.0, now she’s another person. All of this because of bad writing. Anyway it would be nice to see her keeping the mockingbird at least, like you know..her not letting go that side of herself. The side that learned to play the game..even tho in the show she didnt learn a damn thing, but it would be nice for the gifs and the edits lol.

If we talk about the books then, if Petyr must go there too, I’d like to see her fall with him to be honest. I’d like her to learn the game (she’s fascinated by Petyr’s abilty to play it’s pretty clear) and team up with him. Not fully trust him, but let’s say she’ll trust his mind, his ability to play. A mistake will be made (by one of them? both? who knows?) and when she tries to untie herself from all the scheming it will be too late, and she’ll go down with him. So yeah i’d like to see her go dark, also because it seems to me that’s the path Martin is taking for her. I still think Sansa is not a “typic” Stark, she’s not a “wolf”. Lady’s death is quite a symbol of that. It’s not a casuality that the “little bird” is now under the wing of the “mockingbird”. So, short answer: I want Sansa to go dark basically, because to me that’s already happening. If Petyr goes she should go down too.

Spec: Nicole’s ‘Death’ & Subverting BYG

Hear me out. Two reasons why I love the speculation out there that Nicole will possibly die and be resurrected this season: 

  1. It would be a stellar continuation of Wynonna Earp’s subversion of the Bury Your Gays trope, which the show began in 1x13 with Nicole surviving a gun shot by wearing a bullet proof vest
  2. It would be another homage to Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with a rectifying twist

It’s no secret that BtVS helped inspire Wynonna Earp, and many fans and television reviewers have repeatedly noted the connection between the two shows. We’ve already seen one big nod to Buffy in WE 2x08 where  Wynonna “dies” for a few seconds and is resuscitated, leading to Bobo’s return from hell. That parallels Buffy’s “death” in BtVS 1x12 for a few seconds before being resuscitated, leading to the activation of the next slayer.

I watched Buffy live during its run, and one storyline that wrecked me when I was younger was Willow and Tara’s split in S6 over, interestingly enough, trust, control, and betrayal issues. Then, as many of you know, right after they reconciled, Tara was killed, leading Willow to go full-on Dark Willow.

So right now in Wynonna Earp, we have Waverly and Nicole still in a bad spot over - wait for it - trust, control, and betrayal issues. We know that Nicole is in danger thanks to Widow Mercedes and that, per Syfy’s site, Waverly will have to choose between saving Wynonna or Nicole. There have also been two instances of Waverly and Wynonna saying in previous episodes that Waverly “would die” if something happened to Nicole.

Furthermore, Emily Andras jokingly tweeted last week about having to avoid fire from fan reaction after 2x09 and 2x10. (She’s also joked several times on twitter about writing out Kat/Nicole.) So what could possibly incense fans even more after 2x09 than Nicole’s death? lol

If Nicole does die (maybe Mercedes bites her? Idk), I’m betting that Waverly’s grief will cause her to go full on “Dark Willow.” Not necessarily in an evil sense, but I think Nicole’s death would trigger Waverly’s supernatural side, whether she’s half-revenant, half-angel, half-something else. 

The big twist, of course, would be that Nicole doesn’t stay dead for long and is resurrected, either by Baron Samedi (thank you Purgatory Case Files), Mattie the Blacksmith (aka the “white witch healer whore” lol), or some other unknown force.

So in one fell swoop, Wynonna Earp would again pay homage to Buffy while continuing to subvert the BYG trope. At least I hope!

>> Black♥Jack Masterpost! <<

Hello everybody! Today is finally the day I write a Black♥Jack masterpost with all the related stuff up to this point! I didn’t even write a single line of this post and I’m already sweating, I detest the way Tumblr uses HTML… ugh.
I must state something first: all this art has been made by Rem289, but I am, for the most part, the author of every story and concept. I know it may sound a bit pretentious, and I’m perfectly aware of the fact that is Rem who does most of the job, since I don’t even know how to draw a three, but I think I should at least claim what is mine – that is, the idea which moves every drawing.
That being said, cut the chatter and let’s go!

♠) Black♥Jack storyline:


♠) Zoom on the Black♥Jack characters:

♠) Extra involving Black♥Jack characters:

I’ll update this post whenever a new part of something comes out! Hope I didn’t forget something, I and Rem surely did a lot of art together… and that’s beautiful!
The things that I know about "Supergirl" without actually watching it.

*Maggie Sawyer invented dimples and heart eyes
*Sanvers aka ship of dreams (1000x better thank clexa)
*Bad lighting in sanvers scenes
*Mon-Ew
*another wave of the great lesbian migration
*Everyone misses Cat (that was her name? Idk)
*Lena can’t be straight
*Lena and Kara have more chemistry than Kara and Mon-Ew
*Kara had better storyline in season 1
*Some guy thought that Kara was gay
*Just buying each other flowers - yeah gal pals
*Alex’s coming out story is really important and it had a strong impact on many people
*Kara Danvers and potstickers
*Danvers Sisters bond is pure and important
*Kara is #1 sanvers shipper
*There’s this guy who seems cute and nice and he doesnt have any powers (idk if im right)
*“Sanvers centric episode” was not “sanvers centric episode” and sanvers shippers are mad because they were fooled again
*Nobody wants Mon-Ew to babysit Kara because she can take care of herself

*+ the glasses don’t help (really)

I can't watch reality TV shows anymore. I don't know what's changed, but overnight I stopped fucking with them. It's boring and honestly, I can't relate to any of the storylines plus I feel like it gives a bad reflection on my community.

Grown women, 47 years old, still fucking around with waste men and throwing drinks at other women. God forbid I continue to let that nonsense into my frequency. If I’m not leaving the program with something insightful, then I’m not watching it.

autisticvelociraptor  asked:

Tumblr mom, what do you think of Harry Potter? One of my old teachers absolutely insists that I read them, and I tried but ended up highlighting every instance of the word "said" in the first half of the first book instead. The whole thing feels poorly written and I don't know how to reconcile that with the sheer number of people who love the series so much. I'm sure the storyline is fine, but the bland writing is so distracting.

For me, personally, Rowling’s writing has not held up well. 

It was great when I was ten and twelve and suddenly reading about magic was cool and not liable to get me shoved into a locker as often, but even by the time the final book came out right before I hit my twenties, it felt…bland isn’t the right word, but rather, meandering. 

The repetition of “said” wasn’t quite such a bad thing (as an editor, I’d rather you used “said” than completely fucked up your narrative dialogue by writing like you’re being bludgeoned to death with a thesaurus at your desk) but I was spotting things that could have been said in four paragraphs with some cleverly inserted narrative exposition, that were being said in entire books chapters that I honestly sort of skimmed through because I felt like I was reading an accompanying anthology companion, rather than the final installment to a book series I had been reading for well over a decade at that point.

A while ago I tried to go back and reread the series, and unlike other favorite childhood authors I had enjoyed, such as Tamora Pierce, it did not hold up well. 

I’ll be in my 50s and 60s still returning to the Tortall and Circle series every summer, but I doubt I’ll make the effort to reread Harry Potter again. Which is a shame because they were a rather large part of my formative years, both with school friends and in online fandom. I still like the idea of the universe and I live for a lot of the really amazing things other people have done with the HP universe, but I have little desire to read anymore of Rowling’s work, personally.

I tried to read her “adult” novel The Casual Vacancy, and while it had really vivid moments, they were just that, moments—like frozen scenes of color in an otherwise muted world I could not get invested in. She also has a habit of over simplifying things to a degree I find irritating. There’s no real nuance to anything, and even when she tries at subtlety it’s a bit like performing a lobotomy with your kitchen silverware—all spoon and very little delicacy.

I may have perhaps been spoiled to her work by being handed Terry Pratchett novels roughly at around the same age, devouring what was then the entire series in the span of one summer like a mad thing possessed and I’ve been reading and rereading those books for the better part of 20 years now, and I’m still finding things I never noticed before. It’s hard to go back to Rowling after something like that. It’s a very simplistic form of writing—which is no bad thing! children need simple stories that tell them the world is not always what it seems and dark and terrible things can and will happen, but so long as there are good people, the darkness can be defeated. Children, and yes even us adults need that reassurance. 

I just happen to think there are better authors out there who are able to reach much deeper emotional depths, with a far greater level of subtlety and skill—some of them are even writers in the Harry Potter fandom, who honestly connect and resonate with me in ways the canon never did. And that’s also sort of the thing to keep in mind with how popular the HP fandom is. The internet was a thing long before Harry Potter first came out, but it was becoming widely available in individual homes around about that time through cheaper dial up and the eventual mainstreaming of broadband. Suddenly fandom spaces were that much easier to be a part of online, and with that came a surge in fan created content (and lawsuits!) and certain popular fandoms positively thrived as a result. I can’t help but feel if HP had come out in the late 80s, it wouldn’t have quite so much the online presence it has now.

So no, it doesn’t surprise me that as a slightly older reader than I was back in 1997, the books don’t quite catch you the way they do younger children. But then I also feel the same way about Tolkein. Dear God I never want to have to read anything written by him again. Love the concept, love the world and the moments of pure shining brilliance and hope it has given me—and the fandom it allowed me to be a part of—but I’ll take Diana Wynne Jones over Tolkein any day, and be far more entertained in the process. 

Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Try Jones, or heck, try Pierce. We might not have the same massive online presence, but we’re devoted, and with good reason :)

don’t think i missed the fact that they swerved around the white slave owner thing but the supergirl producers are right when they say they’re in the “drama business”. yet they’re telling me that they can’t write drama into a couple where both of them are noble and heroic. they’re implying that james isn’t flawed, so they’re either self dragging or, more likely, just fucking racist and plain stupid.

christ, they literally wanted to make kara the good girl fixing the bad boy, but you know what?? all they fucking did was make kara stoop down to the “bad boy"s level instead of raising him up bc she’s so quick to forgive him for everything and her entire fucking development was fucked.

they’re so bad at their jobs they can’t even write a misogynistic storyline successfully. they’re so bad at their jobs they can’t even write drama between two characters who may be noble and heroic, but are also flawed. between two characters where one is a caped hero and the other is a civilian (where have i heard of this kinda romantic pairing before? Hm Wow). they’re just SO FUCKING BAD AT THEIR JOBS. so what i’m saying is fire them and fix their mess.

Honestly the CW is in many ways the embodiment of my issues with current attempts at “diversity” in the mainstream media when it comes to queer rep. I’m not going to sit here and say that television is still the same cis heterosexual landscape it was a few decades ago, there have been improvements, but movie studios and television networks alike are still really quick to pat themselves on the back for bare minimum efforts to provide meaningful representation while making sure they haven’t alienated their “core” audiences too much. The CW is imo one of the worst offenders of this - doing just enough to get noticed, but rarely anything of any real substance, and much less anything that would actually risk altering their key demographics.

On this network, “groundbreaking” queer pairings exist as side ships (i.e. Sanvers) or are axed when they become a threat to their real goals (i.e. Clexa). If you don’t think this is because the network doesn’t want to offend the type of viewer that would be scandalized by having to watch more than 5 minutes of non heterosexual interactions per episode, you’re much too naive. The CW doesn’t defy anything. The CW does JUST enough to get praise and then will course correct to the normal, and that’s partly because for some shows they prioritize catering to straight teenage girls that will throw a fit over not having m/f or m/m ships to salivate over, which is basically what’s happening with Sanvers and Karolsen in Supergirl. Healthy interracial relationship where the guy is actually pretty great? Nah, that needs to be axed so that your standard CW bad boy asshole can romance the female lead instead. WLW relationship with a coming out storyline? Good for diversity points, not worth doing much with really, priority must be on the patented CW bad boy asshole that they’re convinced teenage straight girls will swoon over. Supercorp? I love their chemistry, but not only do we know it’s never going to happen, it’s shameless queer baiting that they’re getting away with because they can use Sanvers as a shield to say that they’re not afraid of canon wlw romances (god forbid one of their shows has more than ONE wlw romance at a time though right?).

They don’t just care about straight teenage girls btw. The CW is making an active effort to reel in an older audience, and a more male audience too. This started with their first DC shows and is particularly the case for shows like, ahem, Kidz Bop Game of Thrones/Westworld/Terminator/Black Mirror (i.e. The 1OO). If the CW has to choose between providing meaningful representation to young queer audiences and retaining the older/male demographics they desperately want to court, BELIEVE ME, they will toss aside your rep no questions asked.

Hell, I’m pretty sure that’s what happened with Kidz Bop Grim Dark Shitty Sci Fi. I strongly suspect that Lexa getting killed off was in part because older male audiences wouldn’t have tolerated the continued presence of a non sexualized lesbian character that wasn’t there to tantalize them and/or be a moustache twirling villain. Even if Alycia hadn’t been cast as a main in F/TWD (which we always knew was a bullshit excuse to begin with), Lexa probably would have been killed off because her existence and role in the show were threatening not just the network’s vision of what they wanted their Kidz Bop For Adults HBO Rip Off to be, but who they wanted the main audience to be as well. This of course doesn’t even begin to touch the other characters/storylines that have been ruined probably for the sake of appeasing this audience, often with racist/sexist/xenophobic effects. They succeeded, BTW, the demo numbers for the show are higher in older demographics and their best ratings for episodes consistently come from male viewers. So brava CW, you finally have a product that can be 100% embraced by older male viewers that get off to gratuitous violence and shock value, with the added bonus that you managed to fool some other audiences into believing you were actually doing something daring or socially progressive.

The CW wants to have its cake and eat it too. They want to bask in the attention that comes from having any queer romance whatsoever while not doing anything truly groundbreaking with it. Because groundbreaking would upset their bread and butter as well as the new demographics they’re actually targeting. Groundbreaking would mean upsetting the status quo of the only audiences they truly care about.

anonymous asked:

Are there any list or compilation of characters making snide comments or subtle notice that there are something more than just a profound bond between Cas and Dean? Also, why did Aaron choose to flirt with Dean to hide the fact that he was tailing him? They never met, so what tipped him off, and that it worked so well?

Hi! well, a while ago I made this post.

So we have… off the top of my head:

Balthazar, Meg, Naomi, Lucifer, Charlie, Benny, Hester, Crowley, Amara, Metatron, Ishim, Nora, Bobby, Sam and Cain… basically MOST of the characters who either know them well enough individually or have seen them together for more than 30 seconds.

My favourites though are Crowley, Lucifer and Amara

Crowley because he knows them both so well. He teases Cas about Dean being his boyfriend, calls Cas a “love slave”, ‘saves’ Cas in order to make Dean human again because he knows he needs Cas for this, he teases Dean about their own escapades as demon!dean, with Dean it’s less about Cas and more about Dean/him as he is jealous, teases him about being able to shove the bomb where the sun don’t shine “well, you could…” etc.

source:

@impala-sunsets

Amara literally is the Anti-Cas throughout all of season 11, the bond overrinding his free will, but her bond is not as strong as Cas and Dean’s, despite being God’s sister, she has to use Cas to get through to Dean, she only appears when Dean is longing for Cas or when Sam mentions Angels for example. She also exposes that Dean REPRESENTS Humanity, a hark back to Metatron’s “Cas is in love with Humanity”, wow this story is so layered it takes YEARS for pieces of the puzzle to be made obvious, by which time the GA have probably forgotten, but we haven’t and when people rewatch once it is canonically acknowledged I’m sure there will be floods of people going “OHHHH I see now when they did THIS and THAT it was because they’ve been in love all along!”.

When she then is portrayed as caring about Dean, she exposes his emotions, his feelings of love and shame (as the love monster, but it still counts as it is her representation and the monster literally says “who I am is not important” ie. THE WRITERS SAYING LOOK AT WHAT THIS MONSTER IS SAYING BECAUSE ITS TRUE), of his self worth and his feelings for CAS, which have been the overriding theme of all of Dean’s story for the end of the season, which Amara USED to get close to him… I mean JEEZ exposition much? 

The whole season’s plot makes no sense if you don’t see Dean as so deeply in love with Cas that the big bad uses it in her own storyline, the plot for the WHOLE SEASON RESTS ON IT. 

Originally posted by casclaire

Lucifer because he was inside Cas so canonically knows how he feels… Tbh I’m still waiting for this to come out at some point… probably towards the end of Lucifer’s story we should get some kind of reference to him using Dean to get to Cas or just coming out with it as he is a master manipulator , of course he would use this against them, he knows, he should do something with this information, I’M WAITING!

Originally posted by driverpicksthemuusic

Re: Aaron, Aaron was SMART. 

Tbh I think he just thought that Dean would be super uncomfortable and back off if he was hit on by a dude, as most guys would, it’s a great tactic. 

BUT Dean actually gets flustered and looks like he might actually be interested… so Aaron is like SHIT and basically then backs off himself, trying to tie up the conversation and move Dean along. Luckily for him Dean’s phone rings. But if you watch it, Aaron is hitting on Dean up to the point where it seems like Dean might actually be interested, then he completely changes to trying to end the conversation. 

He’s all “have a good night” instead of actually trying to get a date out of him as he would if he was really interested after Dean made the face he does when he says “is that supposed to make you less interesting?”.

source: @caffeinedeathwarrior

JUST LOOK AT AARON’S FACE FALL!!!

Aaron thought that last flirtation would be the nail in the coffin to make a straight guy get so uncomfortable he’d end the conversation and walk away, but Dean pulls that face and Aaron’s FACE! He’s like SHIT CHANGE TACTIC, ABORT ABORT! 

It’s awesome.

Same as most of my meta on Dean being bi, its often not actually about Dean himself or the top layer, it’s other peoples reactions to it (the Siren for instance), I LOVE this moment.

Shadowhunter 2X10 BEST EPISODE YET <3

WE GOT -

1. MALEC SAID I LOVE YOU (proving they just keep getting better and better)

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2. Made Asexual Raphael a canon

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3. THEY END THE CLACE INCEST STORYLINE IN THE FIRST HALF OF S2 (so you know how happy I am cause with the books we didn’t find out till book 3 do you how frustrating it and bad you feel thinking you ship siblings)

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4. Izzy finally came to her senses and kick ass helping her brother

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5. Last but not least Simon Lewis is finally a DAYLIGHTER I have waited for this all season one of my favourite thing from the book come to life

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Now I’m gonna rewatch both season over and over till Monday June 5th for Season 2B to start and then we get Sebastian, the Seelie Queen (Hopefully the Court scene with the Clace kiss), Hopefully we might get to see a little Sizzy (Just a little please) and Lots, lots and lots more Malec.

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  • Game of Thrones: inconsistent and one-dimensional characterization (see: Sansa); inconsistent time and space frame resulting in characters "teleporting" from one place to another in the duration of one episode; exaggerated use of "meaningless" violence (meaningless as in violence that has no bearing on the plot whatsoever, is only there for shock value and has no repercussions in the rest of the series (see: Cersei blowing up half of King's Landing weirdly results in her being applauded by the smallfolk in season 7, Sansa being raped by Ramsay so she would become a Strong Female Character and a Real Player of the game of thrones); racist storywriting (see: the treatment of Dorne, Slaver's Bay); sexist storywriting (see: female characters are only Interesting and Strong when they're Badass and resort to violence to reach their goals); infantilization of characters (see: Dany who needs Tyrion to explain Every Single Thing to Her about Everything in the History of Ever); endorsement of toxic masculinity which results in the horrible treatment of male characters who don't subscribe to said toxic ideas about what constitutes Real Men (see: Bran, Loras); endorsement of stereotypes about the LGBT community (see: Loras whose personalization is reduced to his sexuality); inconsistent, nonsensical and vague dialogue (see: "I drink and I know things." - Tyrion); importance of individual scenes > the overall story which results in a series that consists out of a patchwork of Epic Scenes instead of a consistent and logical narrative; the idea that every sort of religious practice is Evil and Bad; the mistreatment and consequent killing of characters in whom D&D aren't interested (see: Stannis); Big Events happen but afterwards nobody seems to care about them (see: Jon's resurrection not being a big deal); ageist writing (see: Melisandre's "transformation" into an old woman); unnecessary subplots (see: Sam's storyline in season 7)...
  • The general public: Good Television, GIVE THEM ALL THE EMMYS!
What I Want From Volume 5 - Naïve Edition

Ruby

  • Like….Have Ruby develop? Show her development? Give her the focus you stole from her in Volume 4?
  • Have her actually react to what happened in Vol3? Show more than just 5second scene of her looking PTSD-y?? I mean, VOl3 fucked up her world.
  • Have her actually BE the protagonist instead of a sidekick? Don’t make her screentime about Jaune’s development ever again.
  • Narrative remembering that she is not some dumb bag of brawn and actually brain of operation and a tactician would be nice too.

Weiss

  • Make her have actual progress in her story? Like actually have it go somewhere.  trip home was nice  but in the end it did not really go anywhere new - she is still running from her family towards her own goal just like before.
  • Don’t fuck up what already is there from Volume 4? IDK, her Vol4 story was decent even if it went nowhere.

Blake

  • Give her a better outfit? Please? Pretty please?
  • Give her actual storyline that does not restrict her agency.
  • Like, don’t write off her issues as “moping” or “cowardice”??? Her abusive ex came back to her life, hurt Yang and promised to go wherever Blake goes and kill everybody she cares about. Thus she is scared, she blames herself for what happened to Yang, she feels unsafe, she feels like Adam is everywhere looming over her and she feels like she lost her agency. That’s not “moping” That’s a “battered person syndrome” - a real fucking psychological condition abuse victims suffer from. And treating that as ‘moping” would be disrespectful to abuse and stalker survivors all over the world.
  • Yang Exists. Blake knows that Yang exists. Blake is allowed to actually talk about Yang and to show her emotions in regards of how Volume 3 ended and the responsibility and guilt Blake feels for Yang being hurt. Also no, Sun being tasered because he talked shit to an enemy is not even close to being same.

Yang

  • Retcon away the “quickfix” of Yang’s mental issues in Volume 4. Make it clear that you can’t actually just handwave that shit away and ACTUALLY. ALLOW. HER. TO. DEAL. WITH. HER. ISSUES. She suffered a mental trauma and lost a limb a silly mansplaining peptalk is not gonna cut it.
  • Like….remember that  she was framed as the villain in front of the WHOLE WORLD on live air during Remnant’s equivalent of Olympics? Billions of people saw her break a defenseless guy’s leg on live air. Don’t just handwave that roadblock away.
  • Don’t make her arm a magical all-fix. Prosthetics is not a real arm. Prosthetics is not arm being regrown or replaced. She might be armed but she is still missing an arm and a lump of metal being placed there should not change that. Dozens of people have prosthetic limbs in our world. They don’t just magically go back to “normal”.
  • Somehow work in the Vol2 finale post credits into the story? A dream, something - don’t make it a plothole.
  • Blake exists. Yang knows that Blake exists. Yang is allowed to actually talk about Blake and to show emotions in regards to how Volume 3 ended. She should be allowed to show her feelings about Blake leaving and how betrayed she feels. No - her vaguely staring at pile of books is not that.

Group Dynamics

  • Actually let other members of JNPR show grief over Pyrrha?
  • Maybe give a flashback of Ruby and Pyrrha training or interacting since Pyrrha was personification of what Ruby wanted to be?
  • Actually explain what the fuck RNJR team dynamics are and why they are sticking together. I mean reasons are obvious  in terms of psychologically replacing what you lost with something else, but have narrative actually acknowledge that.
  • Like….remember that Blake and Yang actually know each other, separated in uber dramatic fashion, have issues with each other and are allowed to talk about the said issues instead of forgetting each other exists????

Other Characters

  • Pyrrha’s family? Parents? Something? A fucking statue maybe?  She was quite a star in Mistral so its weird nobody seems to know her…
  • Actually address Sun creepily stalking Blake for 3 months, disrespecting her agency  and overall being ass and how that was absolutely BAD for Blake who is running from an abusive ex who denied her her agency(and pretty much promised to stalk her and kill everybody she loves in their last confrontation). Just make narrative admit that was fucked up - I don’t care how - make him apologize, make him go the way of RedVsBlue-Felix, I don’t care how or in what direction. Have narrative actually admit that it was fucked up and should not be glorified.
  • Give Sun his own storyline? That does not involve him going all Jaune on Blake? Or just, you know, don’t try to forcefully push him into storylines of others in turn damaging his character even more?
  • Acknowledge how creepy and wrong is the situation of Ozpin stealing little kid’s body?
  • Give Raven more substance than just 3 minutes of her playing The Pronoun game With Qrow???
  • Don’t make 70% of the Volume 5 be about Jaune?
Discourse already on Villainous needs to stop.

all these people shitting on villainous for stupid reasons like

“the people working on it are problematic!!”

“The desgins look like deviantart ocs”

Rant under cut.

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XF Fic: The Tattoo

Summary: Mulder and Scully finally discuss her tattoo and her trip to Philadelphia.

Rating: Here Be Smut. (Mature.)

Notes: There is no such thing as too much post-Never Again smut. With thanks to @agoldenpalace for the excellent beta work, reassurance and friendship.


The mark on her back is years old when Mulder finally asks her to talk about it.

“Tell me about the night you got your tattoo,” he says.

The question startles Scully out of the easy rhythm her mind and body had settled into. She might have chalked the request up to possessiveness, or even insecurity. But given that he asks it while he’s in the middle of fucking her, she doesn’t need to be a profiler to suspect it’s just the opposite. The threat presented by Ed Jerse, both as a sexual rival and her attempted murderer, have faded away with the years. What remains is a hot tattoo and a dirty story.

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Weekly Reading List #5

Alright y'all… here’s my weekly reading list, hope you like it. I’ve added a ‘Keep Reading’ this time, bc freaking Smut Appreciation Day made this list pretty long. Enjoy it, and please feel free to leave a feedback, my askbox is always open!


Hookup by @jpadjackles
Prompt: Sam meets up with the reader at a bar, and neither of them want to go home alone. Both their jobs require them to move around a lot, and sometimes, they get a little antsy and crave the affection of another person. That leads them to Sam’s motel room for one night of pure fun.
Warnings: smut, oral (female receiving) fingering, this is PWP

this was incredibly hot and sweet. sam’s character was on point. i can imagine that they exchanged phone numbers to met again someday. at least that’s what i wished for.

Originally posted by demondetoxmanual


Slow Ride by @rizlowwritessortof
Yeah, you all should have known this was coming… They don’t call me Cowgirl for nothing…
Warning: Smutty Smut

Good god, after that scene, i hoped that someone would write a fic about it, and this is absolutely perfect!!!

Originally posted by faramaiofnerdwoodforest


The One With The Poking Device by @eyes-of-a-disney-princess
Summary - An awkward moment while sharing a bed leads to an interesting morning.
Warnings - Swearing (duh), injury (very slight),smut, oral sex/face riding (female), fingering, unsafe sex (remember irl to wrap it before you tap it)

This Fic is hilarious, seriously, it cracked me up. Awesome work, and hot af. Love it!

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  • them: omg I don't know why people are shitting on Iron Fist, it's not even racist! Name one bad thing about it other than your sjw shit
  • reviewers: bad storyline
  • reviewers: boring
  • revieweres: incoherent
  • reviewers: bad writing
  • reviewers: bad fight scenes
  • reviewers: it's trash

thehouseofthebrave  asked:

So, what do you think about Shiro and the Black Lion?

did you want me to write a 3000 word essay about this? because i did and here it is

You know how Voltron seasons are short? like only 13 episodes? but if you add S1 and S2 together you get one standard season of television, i.e. 26 episodes - so in a way you can think of S1 and S2 as one long season, split in two. then you get an overarching ‘big bad’ for the season (Zarkon) with an overarching antagonistic storyline (Zarkon trying to retrieve the Black Lion/Voltron) that reaches a narrative low-point at the midseason (i.e. the end of S1, when we find out that Zarkon was the original Black Paladin and can still take control of the Black Lion) and builds to a climax towards the end of the season (i.e. the latter half of S2, when Zarkon becomes obsessed with retrieving the Lion, to the point of irrationality) and is then resolved in a dramatic fashion in the season finale (in 2x13, when Zarkon goes Full Extra and battles Voltron in a giant Voltron cosplay mecha suit, and Shiro steals back the black bayard and unlocks Voltron’s flaming sword to defeat Zarkon). And then the big bad of the first season (Zarkon) is left dead/out of commission - but the final scene sets up the big bad for the next season (i.e. Lotor - who, if we follow this structure, will be the main antagonist for S3 and S4).

Well… if you consider S1 and S2 as two halves of one full-length season, what you get is a strong through storyline about Shiro and the Black Lion that revolves around Shiro’s insecurities about his role as Paladin, his growing bond with the Black Lion, and their joint quest to retrieve the black bayard.

The first half of the season (S1) focuses on Shiro’s trauma and PTSD - and then the second half of the story arc (S2) reveals that the Black Lion is also traumatised by her experiences with Zarkon. She was betrayed and used and taken over and controlled - much like Shiro. Only by understanding the Black Lion’s trauma can Shiro understand her; and through this understanding, they are able to help and heal each other.

And when you consider it this way, you get a season that starts with Shiro being told his bayard - his Paladin weapon, and his symbolic and literal link with his Lion - is missing. You get a mid-season reveal that the ‘lost’ bayard is actually still with the original Black Paladin - Zarkon. And then you get the storyline’s climax and resolution, when Shiro unlocks the Black Lion’s wing powers and phases through Zarkon to retrieve the bayard. By the end of the full-length season, the initial problem posed to the characters has been solved: the bayard, once missing, has been retrieved; the Black Lion is back to full capacity, and her Paladin can access her powers and weapons using the bayard. However, and new problem is created: Shiro is missing. That becomes the jumping-off point for the next season’s narrative arc.

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Burned: Arrow 5x15 Review (Fighting Fire with Fire)

So sorry my friends! I have slept. I am medicated. Thus I can write.

Oh Episode 15. You have become the season nemesis. The pebble in our proverbial audience shoe. The yucky chocolate filling in the otherwise yummy chocolate box.

Arrow has begun a tradition over the past three seasons. The 15th episode is filled with a whole lot of suck. I’m excluding 1x15 and 2x15 because I happened to really enjoy those episodes, but 5x15 can go sit in the corner with 3x15 and 4x15. Now, is it Felicity banging Palmer level? 

Or Felicity breaking up with Oliver level? 

Eh. Depends on your perspective. Those were very low lows. Maybe I’ll just leave 5x15 on par with those episodes.

The good news is, 3x15 and 4x15 were a bottoming out of sorts. We said to ourselves, “Arrow can’t get much crappier that this!” and, for the most part, we were right. There was an upswing as Arrow headed into the back half of the season.

Why is it like this? I don’t know. Arrow hits this wall around the 11-15 range almost every single season. There’s a lull and we run into a series of episodes we could seriously do without. 

I don’t think Arrow intends to write a crappy episode. I think they try very hard to make excellent TV every week. The problem is the 23 episode season, and maybe this is why I’m a big “smeh.” I fully expect a third crap, a third good, and a third excellent every season. Typically, that’s what I get. So, I toss this episode into my one third crap pile, grab another bag of chips and write the review.

Cause we gots to talk about why "Fighting Fire with Fire” was a whole lotta suck. We shall address the suck with a copious amounts of gifs, because I’m in. I’m not changing the channel. I’m too invested. You jump I jump Arrow

So, when eps like these come along, I just have to laugh, vent, and have some fun with it. But never fear! I do see rainbows on the horizon. There’s yummy chocolate in this box somewhere. 

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See, I like how we know Seth is a changed man, but it’s hella realistic for Dean to not trust Seth right off the bat. Sure, it’s been 3 years, but it’s hard to trust people when they hurt you as bad as Seth hurt Dean (and Roman, for that matter). 

I REALLY like this storyline in case you couldn’t tell.