EP11 comparison! tv on the left and bd on the right (x) note: the last two bd pics were clearly distorted from the camera lens, so i fixed them a little bit according to how the backgrounds should look (ie no bendy walls/reflections)
agent washington throughout the seasons everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. it’s what unites us. the trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. don’t let them take that from you.
nah i still love bts but content creation for real people….isn’t as “satisfying” for someone who thrives on free interpretation?
i feel like anime fandom gives me very much of a safe and wildly creative space, while kpop fandom tends to exert pressure when i don’t draw things the way someone else interprets it.
communication-wise i also feel like i get way lesser fun/productive interactions with the latter compared to when i was in haikyuu/ft fandom, so indulging back into anime has been re-energising my creative spirit, which solely being in kpop fandom didn’t manage to do very well, since the culture felt quite individualistic and at times….lonely
[goes down on one knee, and presents the finest of candy ring pops] Peter, will you marry me?
Aren't rings supposed to be like 10% of your salary?
I stopped killing people with your help, so I am officially out of the mercenary business. In fact, I don't even have this month's rent.
[starts tearing up] We're both so poor.
Are you okay?
I'm just a little upset.
[stands up] Why??? Did I do something wrong? If you need more time, that's okay!!! I'm sorry for rushing things.
No, it's just-- [gets down on one knee] You beat me to the proposal. [presents a plastic Spider-Man ring]
[gingerly takes ring and puts it on his pinky since that's the only finger that it barely fits] You've made me the happiest man alive, I'll keep this until it breaks! Which might not be too long because I will probably lose my hand during a fight or some shit. [pulls him into a hug]
[smiles] Don't worry, I have more. [pulls out a whole bag]
And I'm sorry, but I'll probably eat yours when the ramen supply runs out.
You have a problem. But I got you covered, babe. [pulls out bag of ring pops] And they're all red.
[smiles] I love you. [pulls him into a kiss]
The thing is, Robert and Aaron were never a fairytale romance. They weren’t at the start, or at the middle, and god knows they won’t be a fairytale when they reach their inevitable end.
It’s not always an easy thing to accept, that a couple you love, that has been made amazing and incredible and, well, fairytale-esque is something that is spoiled, or that can be spoiled.
Neither Robert nor Aaron are heroes in their fairytales. They’ve both messed up in some way at some time or another, and they will again. They will hurt each other and themselves and their families. They are not heroes of a fairytale.
But that doesn’t mean they can’t still be heroes. For me, heroes aren’t people who do no wrong, but people who overcome obstacles. Not all of you will agree with me, and that’s fine. I don’t expect you to. My own personal viewpoint is that Aaron and Robert’s relationship is real. They haven’t been living in a bubble this whole time, blind to the world and all of its hardships. They’ve suffered along the way, they’ve hurt each other along the way. And yet they still manage to come through. They still manage to overcome the obstacles, even though they’re sometimes up against unbelievable odds.
If you don’t have darkness, you can’t see the light. That is a cliche and one that doesn’t always ring true. But I hope in this case, for Robert and Aaron, it does. They were never a fairytale. They never purported to be. What they are, are two men trying to fumble and trip their way through the darkness, and help each other out of the other side, into the light.