i think everyone would go see it

It’s funny going through the comments of my Blaire White post and seeing everyone be like “you didn’t even watch them how can you even say this without watching them first” like are you kidding? Why would I have such issue with just YouTube video titles? That’s so asinine. I do my damn research. Even after watching the videos I still completely disagree with her. Imagine that. Me not posing the actual videos doesn’t mean I didn’t watch them, in fact how do you think I took the screenshot in the first place? By clicking on the horrendous video and watching ignorance spew falsehoods left and right. After watching her damn videos I still find her points half baked and misleading. It’s a crazy thought isn’t it someone disagreeing with your very problematic fave.

anonymous asked:

What's with everyone thinking nezumi won't ever come back? I've seen the anime and read the manga but haven't been able to get the novels yet and so far I don't get it

for me its not so much that nezumi isnt going to come back more like nezumi is going to come back to a fucking shit storm. theres so many fics where nezumi coming back fixes all of shions problems and shion is so happy to see him. i highly doubt that would happen in a canon reunion. i need character development. like whats the point in a reunion if they are still the exact same people.

VG CHARACTERS POST

OKAY UHM FIRST OF ALL I BIT OFF MORE THAN I COULD CHEW, I WAS GONNA DRAW ALL OF THEM. LIKE ALL OF EVERYONES CHARACTERS, AND THEN HALF WAY THROUGH DRAWING THIS I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, HOW IN THE HELL WOULD I BE ABLE TO DO THAT? SO U  H NAH. sorry ;; these are the only characters i got done. 25 people. idk i feel kinda bad but i just dont think id be able to do such a task- so uhm ye here you go. im sorry its shit xD like its all messy,,,

vg stuff belongs to @blogthegreatrouge  also if u ever see my submission, his name is actually bob. bob is his name, not max. its bob. AND NOW THE TAGGING WILL COMMENCE

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AHHH don E

The dub of episode 12 was wonderful, but one line really stood out to me, as a summary of the unique format of the Yuri on Ice story and how it plays with the usual happy ending cliches. (It was in the sub as well, and it caught my eye there as well but something about hearing it made it a lot more interesting.)

“No tale is more compelling, than one that never ends.”

In context, it’s about JJ and Seung Gil Lee, two skaters who are in the prime of their career and whose subtle interactions with each other will continue long past the Grand Prix Final. After all, the Grand Prix is just the start of the skating season. There is so much left to do, and so many stories to be told on the sidelines of the greater Victor/Yuri arc. 

And the thing about skating is that it never stops. Individual skaters work through their careers, but then they coach or choreograph or inspire other younger skaters, who step into their places and continue refining the art. It’s a neverending story, one that only gets greater over time. There’s so much love for the immortality of the ice- the infinite and eternal possibility of greater things in the future- in the writing. No ends, no neatly tied up resolutions. Everything keeps going, and that perpetual motion is beautiful. 

Look at the story we get told with Yuri on Ice. It starts with two skaters in a standstill, trying to figure out how to move forward with their lives. Their victory is not winning a gold medal or getting married and having babies, it’s continuing with their careers, continuing to contribute to the eternal story. They don’t get to settle down, they get to be immortal.

Even if we get a season two, I don’t think we’ll ever get a cut and dried ending, where everyone waltzes into the sunset. That would be a betrayal of the story they’re trying to tell. It isn’t about finding happiness, it’s about progress, about inspiring each other to be better skaters and attaining happiness in the process. 

Maybe one of the main characters will retire, but certainly not permanently. There will always be the next generation in the wings to be tutored, a surprise comeback to be made. One more competition, one more year, one more medal or routine, all the way into forever. 

Not only is that sort of open ended storytelling uniquely poignant, it’s also perfect for a show that endeavors not just to tell a love story but to tell the story of an entire sport. Nothing ever stops, there is no final goal to reach, only an ever evolving conglomerate of beauty that every athlete contributes to. A happy ending for Yuri on Ice is an anti-ending, one forever that promises a more glorious future just around the corner. 

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I’m here to give you a warning. Leave me and the people around me alone. And what if I don’t? If you don’t, I’ll come and find you, no matter where you may be. I’ll end our first encounter with just this warning but if I ever come to see you a second time, you will die.

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I mean, I was like, “It’s not my decision. There’s nothing I can do about it, so I’ll just wait and see.” But I was thinking it would be Wes initially. I guess everyone was like, “Oh, it’s going to be me,” but then Aja said something interesting, which actually diverted my thinking about that. She said, “It can’t be Wes,” because I think it’s in the second episode, we see something directly after Annalise cries and is upset at who she sees is under the sheet — I haven’t seen it — but directly after that moment she, in the following episode, is revealed to go straight to Oliver and be like, “Wipe the phone,” which implied that it was an act, we all thought. Maybe that was the initial idea they were going on. So, Aja was like, “There’s no way she could do that if it was Wes,” and I was like, “Oh, all right. Fair enough.” So I kind of stopped thinking, but the other half of me was like, “Makes a lot of sense.” I don’t know, you’re preparing yourself for the fall, but it was funny. It was just the week before that Pete told me, I just had this feeling. I was just like, “I think it is going to be me.” I was like, “I just think it was going to be Wes.”

marrying yoongi

Originally posted by minsecretsoul

  • happy day one of 2k17 time to start the year off right with an unconventional marriage to yoongi
  • i say unconventional because think about it?
  • yoongi, married?
  • those two things don’t really go together??
  • marriage definitely isn’t for everyone and i see yoongi as someone who doesn’t really wanna get married
  • it’s just like a label for him and also being married is kind of scary to him?
  • like that’s a lot more trust and commitment and there are so many horror stories of marriages gone wrong that he doesn’t wanna risk it
  • like your relationship is so perfect right now i think that maybe he would feel like he would jinx it if you got married?
  • like you guys have been dating five years so it’s like you already act like a married couple, he doesn’t see the need to put a label on your relationship like that
  • like all that matter is that you love him and that he loves you, the titles shouldn’t be important?
  • yoongi would be the last one to get married i think
  • in this au he is
  • like all the other boys are married and they’re like yoongi the married life is wonderful and he’s like how is it different than the dating life
  • is there an actual difference i think not
  • jin rolls his eyes and hoseok looks so offended
  • jeongguk shrugs and says there are cool rings and jimin says more snuggles and tae says more love or something cheesy??
  • but then namjoon is like i guess it’s the same maybe except there’s a tax break when you’re married
  • yoongi’s eyes light up because tax break?? sign him the heck uP
  • no seriously though
  • he starts to think about it
  • it’s not fair to you, someone who probably wants to get married, to deny you that just because he’s a bit on edge about the whole thing??
  • he loves you more than life itself and if that means stepping out of his comfort zone, well damn he’s willing to do it
  • now that he thinks more about it, he kinda feels like an asshole because you had always hinted at wanting to maybe settle down and actually get married, but he had always countered your little hints with the whole marriage isn’t real blah blah blah
  • and as much as he doesn’t want to admit it, he notices a change in all of his friends after they get married and there’s this new light in their eyes and he doesn’t want to miss out on that
  • he’s figured he’s made you wait long enough so he better get on that proposal am i right
  • yoongi probably thinks he’s really subtle going about this whole proposal business thing but he is most definitely not
  • like for rings?? he pulls up a bunch of rings on google images and he sits you down like not for me, but uh,,, which ones do you like??
  • and you’re like yoongi wth these are engagement rings
  • “really i would have never noticed?”
  • “yoongi, you typed in engagement rings into the search bar??”
  • like that’s the kind of stuff yoongi is pulling
  • you’re shaking your head because yoongi can’t keep secrets from you, not this far along in your relationship
  • like one day you see he left his laptop open right
  • and pulled up is “wedding mixtape” playlist and you’re like wth yoongiiiiiiii
  • you’re kind of hyping yourself up because oh my god yoongi is actually going to propose?? like he’s hardcire going to get down on one knee and propose to you??
  • i mean you actually gotta wait for it to happen,,,
  • thank god yoongi consults the squad first because his proposal idea wasn’t a very good idea
  • i don’t think yoongi is someone who’s the best at expressing himself with words, like he definitely is someone who is better at using his writing to express how he really feels???
  • but he felt the pressure to do a normal, spoken word proposal like everyone else and so he was gonna speak it out
  • and he goes to his number one bro,,, namjoon,,, and he’s like how does this sound
  • “i love you very much and i want to marry you and share a house and a tax break with you”
  • namjoon is like,,, look you’re my senior but i’ve never wanted to hit you more
  • “look yoongi, you have a gift with your written words, and it would be stupid for you not to use that”
  • “but, but, they’re probably expecting a speech or-”
  • “look, trust me on this yoongi, your true feelings will mean much more”
  • yoongi is still feeling a little self conscious about it so namjoon agrees to sit and help him work everything out
  • like i know it’s the cliche but
  • yoongi would so write a song
  • think about
  • yoongi, all of our insights of how yoongi really thinks and feels deep down is through his music??
  • he always comes off as being okay and living the dream for the fans but like we know his real feelings through his music
  • music is his love and you are also his love and he’s gonna combine his two favorite things together
  • you come home that night to find a note on the counter saying yoongi is at the studio and he’ll be gone for a while, and to not wait up for him
  • hahaha
  • yah right
  • you stay up for him, by sitting on the couch and watching the marvelous misadventures of flapjack
  • yoongi gets home at like three in the morning??
  • and he thinks he’s being super subtle and secretive but nooo, your ass is up and you notice him right away
  • wow the hoseok one was four pages this one is gonna be so much longer wowow anyway
  • he kinda freezes because he wanted to wait for the next morning because yikes it’s late and he’s exhausted and he’s overwhelmed with this bubbling happiness??
  • but you’re up in his face, demanding to know where he’s been because you could’ve sworn that he was on break??
  • he gets all red and stammers out this really crappy excuse and you just roll your eyes
  • “min yoongi, we have been dating for like seventy two years now, i know when you’re lying”
  • so he just gives you that gummy smile and leans down and kisses your forehead
  • “i wanted to wait but…”
  • he hands you his ipod and earbuds and he pulls up this song for you
  • you two are sitting on the couch and he keeps his hand on your thigh while you listen
  • the song starts about when you two first met and how he would have never expected to fall in love with you, but in a strange turn of events he did
  • he brings up your first date and your first kiss and the first i love you
  • he talks about the little things he loves about you, the things you think nobody ever notices
  • he talks about how you complete him, how happy you make him, how you’re his sun, moon, and stars- no wait, his universe
  • he talks about how excited he is to spend the future with you and how he’s looking towards growing old with you and
  • and at this point you’re crying
  • maybe because it’s three in the morning but maybe it’s because you love yoongi
  • it’s probably because you love yoongi
  • you tackle him onto the couch and soon you two are kissing so super gently and his hands are tangled in your hair and your hands are on his chest and it’s so!!
  • after that he kinda
  • “shit i gotta get down on one knee”
  • and he pulls a box from his coat pocket and he pulls out the ring
  • it’s really simple
  • probably a silver band
  • if you’re a gem person i don’t think he would do diamond, he would do your birthstone instead
  • or onyx i could see him with onyx
  • something simple but also something really not cliche
  • anyway he slips it on your finger and he kisses you again
  • you two fall asleep on the couch, your fingers intertwined
  • you wake up the next morning to-
  • is that hoseok screaming??
  • you open your eyes and all of the boys are crowded around you and yoongi
  • namjoon spilled the beans oops
  • hoseok and jin are crying and jeongguk and jimin are winking suggestively
  • you roll your eyes and try to go back to sleep but yoongi moves a bit and you end up falling off him
  • the boys are like since we’re all married, we wanna help plan the wedding!!
  • yoongi is like,,, you have five seconds to run before i murder you all dead
  • okay but hear me out
  • yoongi doesn’t wanna get married,,, as in like a wedding
  • like he just wants to get eloped
  • to elope???
  • and you’re kind of okay with that because you don’t wanna spend money on a ceremony and you can still have the boys come
  • like you can save that money for a really nice honeymoon or lots of poptarts
  • mostly you know that a big ceremony would probably stress yoongi out completely and it’s not worth it to have him upset and panicking over what’s supposed to be the happiest day of your guys’ life
  • the thing that matters is that you two are gonna get married, the means aren’t really important
  • just because you two are eloping doesn’t mean it still can’t be nice??
  • like he would rent a tux out i’m sure and he would probably get all the boys tuxes too
  • and you would dress up too i’m sure of it
  • but before the wedding right??
  • like boy says he doesn’t care about the details of whatever is happening
  • but he’s so interested when you rent out your outfit and pick out your bouquet and call up an official
  • the day comes and i see yoongi getting married in the winter
  • like january 27
  • so like it’s snowing outside and the world is so calm and peaceful
  • the “wedding” would be really small, like the boys would be there, your best friends, and your parents if you wanted
  • but that’s about it
  • and he’s waiting at town hall, wearing a tux that’s a little too big for him
  • you two would be wearing matching converse or something btw
  • namjoon is right at his side
  • yoongi is like i won’t cry haha crying is for wimps
  • but as soon as he sees you walking down
  • tears are streaming down his face and namjoon has to keep a hand on his shoulder to keep him from running towards you
  • i think yoongi would definitely write his own vows but he can’t get through them properly because he’s crying and smiling that precious, gummy smile of his
  • everything seems like a blur because all you can think about is yoongi, as your husband…
  • the official is like guess what you’re married now, just kiss okay
  • and yoongi can’t really try to pretend he’s calm and collected
  • he pulls you into his arms
  • you two hug for a bit first and then he cups your face in his hands and presses his lips to yours
  • hoseok and namjoon cheer the loudest
  • tbh it probably ends in a group hug with all the boys congratulating you two and wishing you well
  • yoongi sweeps you off your feet and spins you around and then leans down to kiss you again
  • the after party is a little more high key
  • okay guess who has an obsession with new york
  • when my girl nancy got married they rented out this restaurant and had everything there
  • i think nicole did the same thing
  • so all that money you saved on a wedding, you dedicate to renting out this classy restaurant
  • more friends and family are invited than just the bangtan boys
  • lots of good music is playing and it’s really lively and upbeat
  • your first dance song is something really soft and slow though, something that yoongi composed by himself just for the occasion
  • it would be really cute tbh he would probably get really shy because not a dancer by nature
  • so you two would more sway than anything
  • after that, hoseok, jimin, and jeongguk take over the dance floor
  • you and yoongi sit back and bask in each other’s presences
  • he holds your hand the entire night like even when you’re eating dinner he holds your hand and won’t let go
  • gets real emotional when namjoon gets the first toast
  • probably ends up in tears by the time jeongguk is toasting to you guys
  • tbh the only time he goes back on the dance floor is when lil miss princess kim and taetae junior drag him by the hands and ask him to come and dance
  • you all dance together and yoongi is beaming so so so brightly
  • btw hoseok and jeongguk nearly fight it out to get the bouquet
  • after the reception, you and yoongi go home right?
  • and you don’t sleep right away, you sit there and talk about your future together as a married couple and it’s really sweet because he’s mumbling and he keeps kissing your knuckles and all
  • i think yoongi would wanna go to a big city for the honeymoon and you guys probably end up in tokyo or something??
  • anyway he always calls you mr/mrs. min and it’s really sweet and cute and he actually wonders why he thought he would never get married because it’s super wonderful the end

anonymous asked:

Hello,what at do you think about Gray willing to use lost iced shell? Did he know he was going to use it when he promised Juvia an answer?

No, I truly don’t think he had planned to use it at all at that time. 

To me, this does not look like the face of a man who is thinking, “yeah, I’m going to kill myself, and erase myself from Juvia and everyone’s memories forever. Can’t wait!” 

No, to me, he looks happy and confident. He had something else planned to defeat both END and Zeref (and I hope we see Gray properly fight in the next few chapters to finally show off more of his devil slaying magic). Plus, if he had intended all along to use lost iced shell, there would be no reason at all for him to bring up Juvia’s feelings, and tell her to expect an answer after the war. If he was planning on sacrificing himself, he would never have broached the subject in the first place, because there would have been no “after the war” for him. 

So, I think he learned Lost Iced Shell during Avatar as a last resort move. Should everything go to shit, well then, at least he could always fall back on this. And the fact that he upgraded it, so that his memory would be forgotten, was out of consideration for his friends, and certainly for Juvia. He knew it would hurt them, and that was always his biggest reason to not use it previously.

That’s why I firmly believe this doesn’t have any connection/affect chapter 453 at all, or the promise to give Juvia an answer. I feel like Mashima wasn’t thinking that deeply about any of this beyond: 499 (and the aftermath, with Gray going on a rampage) was meant to show how much Gray cares about Juvia, and strongly hint at his reciprocal love for her; while 522 and 523 were meant to patch up the rift created by Gray and Natsu attacking each other/redeem Gray for targeting Natsu for being END, and show how much Gray loves Natsu/show that these guys truly are best friends. 

So, Gray’s attempted sacrifices in chapters 499 and 523 were meant to highlight Gray’s most important relationships: The one with the girl he loves, and the one with his best friend. That’s it. 

In any case, I’m just glad Natsu is always there (whether physically, or as a reminder in Gray’s head) to stop Gray from performing iced shell, because really, Gray? Really? (and really, Mashima? Iced shell? AGAIN?) I get the rationale behind it, but if he thinks magically removing himself from people’s memories would seriously ever really fully work (especially on someone like Juvia), then he is sadly mistaken lol.

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4x22 / 5x20

Requested by Anonymous

While I was preparing this gifset, I thought a lot about these two situations. The cases definitely parallel a lot, both of them are pushing the other person away that can’t face this necessary goodbye. Both of them were also thinking this was a last goodbye (at 5x08 she admitted to Hook she thought she was never gonna see him again…)

But then I thought about the one thing that is different. On 4x22 Emma was sacrificing herself for the good of everyone, she was being the savior once more. It included saving Hook, but also everyone else in the town. But on 5x20 it was different, Hook pushed Emma away to make sure she would go back to the world of the living and don’t get stuck in the UW. He was being Emma’s savior. 

And then it made me think about this concept of Hook being the savior’s savior. And of what he said about his job of being the protector of her heart. That is what he was doing there, saying to the savior that is always responsible to saving others (and was saying to him in that scene how she came to save him and she won’t leave without him) that this time he is choosing “her save” over his own, that making sure she would get the hell out of there is his job, that protecting her would always come first.  

Do u ever think about the goblins in carry on and how the goblin that succeeded in killing simon would become king?

What if like 70 years later, baz was taking a stroll outside while simon was resting in bed cus he was getting v old (baz too cus I don’t support the immortal baz theory, but like he’s more fit bc of his vampirism). And on his walk he sees this cute lil goblin in a park playing with flowers, even tho it seemed too old for that. And baz is like “what are u doing here? Aren’t u supposed to be planning the downfall of the chosen one?”

But then the goblin answers “no, I don’t want to kill anyone, I just want peace and flowers”

So baz has this wonderful idea and he takes the goblin home with him (after the goblin agreed ofc) and the goblin is free to live with them for a while.

Then when simon is really getting weak, the goblin starts to read books to him, which baz thinks is adorable and simon thinks is the best thing ever (they see the goblin kinda as their child now)(I’m just ignoring baz and simons future kids okay shh).

And then simon finally closes his eyes for the last time, when the goblin was still reading, and baz and the goblin are both sad but they know simon had a great life and blabla

BUT THEN (all the build-up for this lmao) a few days later there are lots of goblins at their door and baz is confused. One of the goblins says like “we’ve heard the chosen one has been killed by one of ours” (get it? Cus they think the smol goblin killed him bc he was reading to simon in the last minute of his life)

So then flower goblin gets to be king and now he rules peacefully over goblin land and honestly I have no idea where I wanted to go with this… That’s what happens when Im sick lmao

But yes!! Flower goblin king!

I wanted to make a post seeing if anyone was interested in going vegan or vegetarian for the new year!! 

I know many people are often ready for a change, so I think it is the perfect time if this is something you are considering :) If you are up for the transition/challenge let me know! I am considering making a FB support group for everyone interested & would love to answer anyone’s questions!!

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* BROTHER! A… ARE YOU OKAY? WHY ARE YOU CRYING?

* ….i don’t remember.

Anon threw a prompt suggesting Sans and Gaster reuniting. I decided to make it into a comic of how it would go alongside my headcanon :D
Basically, Gaster can’t be saved but thanks to Frisk somehow Sans is able to see him one last time. The bonus panel below goes with another personal headcanon that after Gaster and his followers were erased from existence, everyone’s memories of them (including Sans’) were lost. But photographs hold a lot of memorable moments…. right?

The last two panels were inspired by @sketchit26‘s heart wrenching comic!

dolphins-arts  asked:

So how would everyone feel about Trump? Probably hate but I don't now what to ask.

Mikasa: Uninterested
Reiner: Debate over how he “Also does good things”
Bertholdt: be scared
Annie: Sigh and go one with life
Eren: get mad af
Jean: Demonize Trump to no end
Marco: “Let’s see what happens first, maybe it’s not that bad”
Sasha: gets super defensive and ready to kill
Connie: WTF
Historia: Headdesk
Armin: tries to make political prognosis
Ymir: laugh about America’s will to die
Levi: thinks it’s gonna be shit anyway
Hanji: Leads protest groups
Erwin: Applies for president next time
Nanaba: cries and eats chocolate ice cream
Mike: “Hm”  

I’d like to think Even looks confused? Confused that Isak walked past him without acknowledging him.

So i’m assuming he’ll catch up to Isak later and say something along the lines of “Are you mad at me?” 

However, i don’t think Isak would actually call Even out on that “kiss” like most of us think. From what i’ve noticed, Isak tends to bottle up his feelings and tries to seem at ease in front of everyone (although everything is crumbling in his life - my poor child). So.. my theory is that he’s just going to brush it off, pretend he didn’t see the kiss and say something like “Nope… I’ve got a class to get to” and rush off. I have a feeling he’s just going to be completely nonchalant with Even, pretend to give Even the space he asked for but avoiding him in reality 

But this is just imo  

UMFB&MHA Update

Just to clarify for everyone, the next chapter of umfb&mha is basically finished and will be posted around 12-1pm GMT time tomorrow (Sunday). 

Also, since I am very curious, I would love to know what people think is going to happen in the next chapter. So if you feel like it reply to this post with your headcanons for chapter 13 and I can read them and see if anyone has actually guessed what is going to happen next!

so i forgot to post this but last night but when i was feeling incredibly awful about Carrie Fisher’s death i suddenly had this image in my head of Carrie riding a skateboard into space being pulled by a dog on a leash while flipping everyone on earth off and going “see you on the flip side fucko’s” and laughing as she did it 

and i kind of think the universe sent me a vision to comfort me. Because that is definitely something Carrie would prob do or at least find hilarious and you know what guys? She’s ok. She’s doing great wherever she is now and we don’t have to worry about her. 

We can and will continue to mourn the fact we will not see her wonderful face and hear her hilarious beautiful self anymore but we have to look to the future and each other too. And we have to take care of each other and ourselves now. Because we are still here. And another year is starting in only a few days and we are going to face it together. And we gotta be strong for everyones sake. 

Remember Carrie. Mourn her and miss her. But be hopeful and strong too, because despite her being gone she’s ok, and her legacy is still here for us. A legacy of kindness and humor and strength that we must strive to live up to as best we can. 

So, practically the whole crowd there was expecting something to happen between Yuuri and Victor

At the end of Yuuri’s Ice skating routine everyone was applauding his good performance.

But when this happened:

There was a moment of astonishment when everyone went a little silent due to the surprise:

Then the crowd started the cheers again at this part:

I guess those cheers that are heard from the crowd may be thanks to this previous photo taken by Phichit:

Imagine the whole world looking at it without knowing the context, what kind of relationship would people think Victor and Yuuri had? I think they would already suspect that there was something going on between them

Of course they would be happy to see them kissing after an incredible performance

I’m not really sure what to say

I’m sorry that some of you feel Emmerdale is slighting you somehow. That is a terrible feeling. I can relate to that. I don’t agree or at least don’t see it that way but it does suck if that’s how it feels. Cause you should always be heard.

Maybe it’s an experience thing? Maybe everyone imagines that every show is marginalizing us. I don’t think that’s the case but I also don’t think anything they could do aside from breaking all the pre-watershed rules would go much further to change that. 

This show has done amazing things with all their LGBTQ characters over the years but especially Aaron and Robert. Aaron is great product of that. They’ve legitimized bisexuality with a main CORE character and continue to show what bi-phobia can look like and fight against it. 

For me the difference with Emmerdale and other soaps who have gay characters is so striking. I was deep in a ship of a US soap gay couple. At the time it was groundbreaking (this wasn’t that long ago to be honest) and it was exciting for so many of us in that fandom. We had 2 kisses…

….and then nothing, some hugs, a little handholding, one mistletoe kiss THAT WAS PANNED away from so it was IMPLIED rather than seen. 

For over 8 months. Nothing. Once they did kiss, it was a bit easier but then it took a total of 2 YEARS for this couple to have sex. TWO YEARS. And we didn’t see anything at all. 

They moved in together at some point but we were told…not shown. There were a bunch of obstacles that made no sense thrown in the way. Then it ended with them not even together. 

But I could have gotten over that if they had been treated as part of the actual show. They were isolated for the most part, had almost no real interaction with other characters (well one had a bit more than the other but not really all that much) and they didn’t feel like they were a part of the show. They had good emotional depth because the actors were fantastic but – yeah. That was ignorance and fear at work. 

Currently there are several gay couple/characters on US and UK soaps but they have no story (don’t talk to the DAYS fans who are being screwed over right now). Hollyoaks has probably one of the most physical but the writing and stories for them are abysmal and they have no depth as a couple while their other couple has potential but it’s being squandered. Corrie is a little boring to be fair and aren’t front burner. Let’s not even talk about East Enders and Ben, ok? 

I look at them and then I look at Emmerdale. I am astounded. Because they are not marginalizing Robert or Aaron. They don’t stick them in a corner and pull them out when they want to show us “the gay couple.” That’s the thing..they aren’t spotlighted to be that. They are shown to be a COUPLE in love. They have actual jobs they go to (sometimes), they interact with other stories and characters, they have family, they have friends (well, they have at least one friend). They have ENTIRE PRESS JUNKETS AND SPECIAL EPISODES revolved around them. The writers take care so much to write them. I’m sorry but they do. Maxine and Isobel and Jane in particular are amazing with characterization. 

Could it be better? Always. I think everything has room for improvement. I want to hurry their timeline on how they are integrating Robert more and more as they have fleshed him out (but that’s a completely different post, ask me about that later. :)) 

I just – I don’t think that Aaron is being written in the way he is being written because they want to not show a gay couple being intimate. Aaron is being written the way he is because Aaron has ISSUES with intimacy. Always has. He has NEVER been an outwardly physical or emotional character. He rarely let’s anyone outside family and Robert touch him and EVEN then he is hesitant with them. That is who Aaron is. It’s partly his past experiences, his own insecurities and to be honest, his and Robert’s very recent past issues. Aaron has let Robert in more than I think anyone else and that is something important the writers have done.  Robert, oth, is the most tactile character. He shows how he feels way easier. I think for him being physical was his go to when he wanted something or someone. It’s the emotional side of Robert that has needed tending to. And it has gotten that. In recent weeks, we’ve seen more and more sides to Robert, more fleshing out, more thoughts and feelings.

What they have done right is tell this love story between this two damaged men very well and quite truthfully. They haven’t backed down from doing that though. They are leaps and bounds ahead of so many others. And they keep trying. 

I’ve been on the other side of this fence. I’ve been in that writer room watching them try to figure out a way to tell their story effectively while having to listen to network interference. I know how writers are, how much they can care and how much they sometimes don’t. This bunch of writers on this tiny show care so damn much about these characters and their fans. It’s a blessing because many many do not. 

Maybe it’s those experiences that don’t let me see where some of you are coming from. I’m sorry for that. I hope that somehow it gets better and that you can find enjoyment. I hope that you one day find a show who you believe is hearing you and speaks for you. 

I hear you though and I am crossing my fingers and I love you very much. 

if you do not care about how zayn is being portrayed in the media, please stop calling yourself a ztan right now. zayn is being made to look like someone who only cares about his lifestyle and his ‘girlfriend’. they are creating a very public rift between this boy and his family and this is heartbreaking. this is the second installment of a series of public drags where zayn has been accused by his sisters of being a hollow, self-absorbed person. stop and think for a second if this image of zayn adds up with the sweetheart who is always on stage boasting about loving his parents and being thankful for them and his family. and please ask yourself why his sisters would choose to air their dirty laundry for everyone to see when they have never done so in the past. none of this adds up and if you are okay with stanning someone who is described as a jerk by his own family then go ahead and do so. i personally am here to stan that grateful and humble bradford boy who knows what is truly important in life.

anonymous asked:

If Book 4 was completed, how would you like to see Zutara develop? List how'd you like to see a romance spark.

I think that it would happen very naturally by them becoming close as friends. Which is why Bryke needed to sabotage their friendship so badly, heh. We know that Katara is the mom of the group. She always cares for others and puts their needs first, even when it is stressful for her. Everyone takes her for granted because she is so selfless. In Book 4, Katara was going to spend a lot of time with Zuko, and learn about the Fire Nation and how it is more complex than she thought. And when she acts as his confidante as Firelord.

I think as the Firelord, Zuko would pamper her with all of the luxuries of being a Prince while they became closer as friends during her stay in the Fire Nation. Maybe take her shopping, too. Unlike Mai, Katara would actually appreciate this and not abuse his servants, since she is not spoiled, and she has lived such a rough life. Zuko would be able to make Katara feel appreciated and help her relax in a way that nobody else does for her.

Zuko was also going to help Katara restore the Southern Water Tribe, while he and Katara became political partners. More than anything, Zuko has wanted love, and a normal happy family. His only loving family members have been Ursa and Iroh. The rest have all abused him and tried to kill him. He has lived a lonely life both before and after his banishment, and even after coming home.

I always wanted to see Katara help Zuko bond with her family in the Water Tribe, since it is so community-based. I think he would like it there and she could help him be more social. He could become close with not only Sokka, but Bato, Hakoda, Gran Gran and even Master Pakku while he works with Katara to repair the damage from the war. She would make him feel loved and accepted in a way that no one else does for him. They both really give each other what they need and developing feelings would come naturally. Zuko was going to admit that nobody understood him like Katara did, and how he was grateful to have met her. Katara was going to say she felt the same way about him. Awwww.