i told myself i was only going to do canon~ ships

You know what? Fuck it. I’m sick of sitting passively by, listening to people ask “how do you know if you’ve never tried?” and tell me that no-one cares while you sit there with a shit-eating grin and say “this is a great debate we should do this more often”. A debate? My sexuality is a debate?! Fuck you. Telling me that I bring up great points when I’m giving you facts and you ask stupid fucking questions that I hear all the time is not a debate. It’s a chore.

And how DARE you? How dare you say to me that I need to be fixed, that I can be cured if only I could “find the right somebody”. “How do you know if you’ve never tried?” you ask me as though I haven’t tried. You assume I haven’t?

I destroyed great friendships because I tried to convince myself I had a crush on them. I tore myself apart in so many ways because I tried to tell myself that there was someone out there just for me. My life has been a living hell because I TRIED. Every goddamn fucking day, I’ve tried. And then you ask why I’m angry??

Fuck you. Of course I’m angry!! I’ve been sold this idea of love and romance and sex being the be all and end all of the universe every goddamn day of my life. Every single fucking thing I’ve watched, read, listened to - about him or about her. About how True Love saves the day. How they only live happily ever after when they’re married and riding off into the sunset staring longingly into each other’s eyes. And then I’m forced to endure sex scenes and romances that are so out of place that it jars me out of the narrative so utterly and completely while everyone else applauds and nods and agrees “Yes, they are so in love”. Then they point at a background character who hasn’t even got a goDDAMN FUCKING NAME and tell me “Look! There’s your representation! Be happy!!!” all the while writing fanfiction about that character passionately fucking another character because #OTP #loveislove

FUCK. YOU. Of course I’m going to be absolutely fucking livid! You give me representation and then take it away all in the same breath! I watch as characters who are asexual are cured of their medical condition and suddenly they are not asexual anymore! I watch as characters that have never expressed any interest in romance - who have been around 60, 70, over 100 fucking years!!! - are paired off in heterosexual relationships (as though there aren’t enough of them around). Characters who are made canonically asexual and then a couple of years later, a new writer doesn’t agree with that and rewrites the entire canon so the audience can relate to them more (as though they weren’t a fan favourite already). Characters who are made the butt of jokes, characters who are placed in the same bracket as incest, characters who we are very clearly meant to hate.

And if the canon doesn’t fuck them over, the fandom sure fucking does.

Pages and pages and pages of fanart and fanfiction all dedicated to shipping my representation with other characters, while I’m shoved aside and told “it doesn’t matter. It’s not a big deal, there’s no need to yell”.

No need to yell? And yet you’ll start entire so-called ‘fandom wars’ over Shiro/Keith and Keith/Lance? You’ll yell and get angry and start a riot when gay characters are made straight and I’m not allowed to do the same for asexual characters? How DARE you.

How very fucking dare you?

I am made to endure and put up with all this shit and then - on top of all of that - then you have the audacity to tell us we are not welcome in your safe spaces, that we don’t exist, that we’re seeking attention (because bringing attention to a sexuality is such a bad thing, right?). I have to sit and listen to you as you describe us as aliens - as emotionless, unfeeling robots. You tell us we are as far removed from human as you can get. I have been told that I’m not right, I’m broken, I’ll never be understood and nor should I be. I spent years telling myself those very same things before I even came across the word asexual, piling on depression and anxiety and loneliness. I don’t need someone who doesn’t even take the time to try to understand to tell me that I must have a medical condition or that I was sexually abused as a child or that I just need to “give it a chance”. I don’t need people telling me that “it sucks” that I’m aroace, that I’m “not normal”, or asking me what I’ll do when I’m old and have no-one to look after me. I don’t need it. I don’t.

I’m already told all this in a hundred thousand different ways every day when I walk outside and see a billboard featuring another ‘sex sells’ advert. Every day, when I watch TV and see yet another out of place romance. Every day, when I walk into a shop and a love song is playing over the speakers.

Fuck you.

“How do you know if you’ve never tried?” How do YOU know?

I’ve had people ask me “isn’t it lonely?” They ask me how I’ll ever feel fulfilled if I never experience love and when I point at my friends, they laugh and say “no, I mean romantically” as if the way I love isn’t valid. Why is romance so much more fulfilling than platonic? “It just is,” they’ll reply as though that explains everything. It doesn’t.

They tell me how love is so amazing and great and then in the next sentence moan about their significant other or cry about how heartbroken, how depressed they are because their boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with them. “I’ll never love anyone ever again, I guess that makes me asexual” they say as they chat up their next partner and I grit my teeth and smile and nod because I’ll never understand so how can I judge?

So fuck you. I’m not going to just sit here and let you tell me that my representation doesn’t matter. Not when it took me 17 years to finally find asexuality. Not when it took others far longer. And definitely not when some go their whole life feeling broken or force themselves to do things they don’t want to just to try to fit in. We exist whether you understand us or not and we need our representation too.

How to start an ask blog

I already answered this question, but my tips were pretty short so for the 20k I decided to take the time to write all the tips that I learned. So I hope that I will help the new ask blogs!

If you don’t know me, hello I’m Sarah and I started this blog in June/July 2016 when there were only 3 ask blogs and the other 3 were inactive, yep. It’s been now 8 months than I run this blog so hopefully this will help you! (ofc my tips are good for not only bts ask blogs!).

Also it’s just tips and things that I noticed so you don’t have to follow everything!

Warning: very long

1. Chara Design

*Chara design is really important, it’s the first thing that people will see. Since tumblr users scroll down really fast, they need to recognize the member really quickly. So before starting your blog I think you should take your time to sit down and to create the chara design. Try different things and see what is the best for you! A quick way to do it is to mix their personalities with their real life features! But don’t worry, you will surely change your design after a couple of months, but it’s a great beginning to have a design in mind!

*Color palette is also really important. I don’t like to whitewash but do what you want. If you don’t like to whitewash like me I think that this VLIVE  really shows their beautiful skins♥. But again you will change it for sure later, I often change my color palette tbh. It won’t be perfect, and it can’t be perfect so don’t be too pressured by this!

2. AUs (Alternate universe, other professions, ships & OCs)

1. Alternate universe

My ask blog isn’t an AU so I don’t know everything about this. But I’ll try my best to give you all my advices. 

I think that AUs are really funny and really great (for ex witch au etc). And a good way to create one is to ask yourself some really simple questions who will help you to develop this universe and to keep it consistent.
For example: Where are they? Do they like were they live? The mood of the place? Specificities of the place/universe? Do this place affect their appareance? In which way? Do they have the same age? How the universe interacts with them? etc….

2. Other professions

It’s basically the same than 1. but with different questions: Where do they work? With who? Do they work a lot? How are the customers? Do they like their job? How involved are they in this job? Are they good at it? Someone ocasionally helps them? etc…

3. Ships

Ships are part of the AU because in your universe, the ship is canon (which is not the case irl). It’s also the same than 1. and 2.: How is the relationship? Do they have habits? (things they do often etc..), How the members interact with the ship? Things they love about each other? Things they hate? Where do they live? etc…

4. OCs

I only saw a few ask blogs including OCs but they exist so I have to talk about them eheh. (oc x member, doesn’t me it’s a romantic relationship tho)

If you want to create this type of blog, be ready because it’s going to be really difficult. The thing with Ocs is that it will take time to your followers to like your OCs because they don’t know them. You should introduce the OC in your first post: How do they know each other? (member and the oc), Age? Type of relationship? Interactions with the other members? Do they know the other members?  Reasons why the member likes your OC etc…

*obviously you don’t have to answer to all the questions!^^^^

3. The start of your blog & tips

1. Make an introduction! 

It’s basically just a post saying “hello i exist plz send me asks ty”. You can maybe tag other art blogs to bring some of their followers on your blog so you can starts somewhere! If it’s an AU, introduce it a lil bit. Don’t be too pressured by this post. You will hate it later trust me, just draw something cute, introduce the theme of your blog and that’s all!

2. Don’t answer directly to the ask

By that I mean don’t answer in this lil box (?) here

And here’s why:

  • The quality is better when you upload your drawings in the picture post (idk how it’s called??), plus it takes more time to load (at least for me?)
  • But the major reason is because of this:

When someone reblogs an ask, it will cut/hide the pictures a bit. Which is really not good. If you write some texts it might be hided because of this, and the tumblr user will have to click on it to read everything. But the majority won’t click on it. I did this myself, and I’m glad that an anon told me about this! 

So what I do now is that I took a screenshot of the ask, I save it and upload it in the picture post (still don’t know how it’s called ugh).

3. MAKE IT CLEAR!!

  • Clarity is key guys! I see a lot of beautiful artworks who aren’t clear, so we don’t understand what’s going on! :^((. Tumblr users scroll down really fast, if they don’t understand something or if they have to take the time to understand it, they will keep scrolling. 
  • So don’t explain all the story in one or two pics (or maybe it’s just really short but wtv). There will have a lot of informations in one pic and it’s not good at all :^((
  • Don’t be afraid to SHOW things. Show what’s going on. Yoongi is watching Jhope’s body roll for 5 minutes on Youtube? In an other picture, zoom on his laptop to make it clear: “yes Yoongi is a J-Hope trash, look at his laptop”. That’s why my comics are 6-9 pictures long. I make sure that everything is understandable. 

4. I don’t get attention, why? :^(

OK this is a really complicated topic, but I get this question pretty often. I won’t talk about the lack of reblogs or anything like that.

In this section I will talk about things ask blogs don’t talk, so here we go.

  • For some reason,people reaaaally don’t talk about this topic in the drawing or writing community (in the kpop fandom). But ayy let’s talk about this: Depending on the member, you will get more or less notes. That’s sad but true. The maknae line is more popular and the hyung line is less popular. So if you choose to create a blog centered on only one member and he’s not really popular, you will get less notes. Be aware of that.
  • Same for ships. Some ships are more popular! And some are less popular.
  • (for this one please don’t be offended ;<;)

After working on this blog for a while, I realized something. Maybe you noticed it, but I don’t answer questions like “what’s your fav color”, “do you like this instrument?, “do you like that?” etc… It’s because…it’s not the most interesting questions in the world. Let’s say you answer and say “blue”. Well yea, the drawing can be amazing, but the content isn’t really interesting. It’s blue, well ok. So if you only answer this kind of asks, there’s chances that people might not be really interested.

Again, I’m not here to tell you how to run your blog! If you like to answer to this, keep going bro!

  • An other thing that I noticed. Comics are always prefered to illustrations. Because it’s a story. The illustration can be amazing, but it’s an illustration. People really enjoy comics because it’s a story and it can be funny, and angsty or idk. My asks are stories. It’s not a direct answer, it’s a story that answer to the question. But again, if you don’t like to make comics, don’t do it :^DDD It’s just something that I realized! 

SO I FINALY FINISHED IT!!! It was long and it took me so much time omg. I hope this will help you♥♥

A Word To The Sherlock Fandom

Over the past two weeks I have read some truly angry pieces by a very upset Sherlock fandom. Usually, I would counter this with lots of Moffat praise and wait for the wave of anger to subside. But this time, it has become a matter of showing respect to the LGBT+ community. So for once, I am going to address the issue before I move on with my usual blogging routine. 

For Those Who Don’t Know What The Anger Is About…

In a nutshell, what it boils down to is that the episode The Final Problem gave its viewers the impression that the show might be over for good. And if that really were the case, it would mean the relationship between Sherlock and John would never have become canon. And the hints that were planted throughout the show would have been all in our heads. 

Now let me start by making my position on the matter clear: I firmly believe in a romantic relationship between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I believe in it when watching the BBC series, I believe in it when reading the original books, I believe in it even after having watched The Final Problem. I believe. 

Originally posted by violincameos

I also strongly believe that Gatiss and Moffat have actually read the books and that they cannot possibly have overlooked all the subtext that hints towards a John-Sherlock relationship. And finally, I firmly believe that the writers have every intention to include this relationship in the show, if they get the chance…

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hey there anon

Now, while I know that katsudeku would most likely never become canon (and while it breaks my heart, im totally okay with it). BUT you know what. I’ve started to ship them ever since the start of the manga, it was during the well-known slug villain scene when king-of-explodo-kills got captured, it was just so beautiful for me. dekus’ will to save kacchan despite everything kacchan’s done to him, his shout of kacchan’s name as he desperately tried to save his friend, and the expression on Kacchans’ face, he just looked so vulnerable as if he was asking for help, he wanted to be saved it had a lot of impact on me and it was there and then that i told myself ‘that’s it, that’s my ship!’

sure, they may not be in talking terms as of now. but they’re slowly, very slowly, in their own pace, getting there. They’ve managed to change their perspective of each other and because of that, they’re trying to become better, stronger. Whether or not it’s intentional, they have both managed to make an impact on the others life: kacchan has realized that he isnt the only one who’s strong and talented, he’s managed to lessen his shouting and violence and is trying to get better, to not stop trying to give it his all.



deku on the other hand has viewed kacchan as someone worth looking up to and becoming a source of inspiration, he admires kacchan a lot and sees him as someone worth surpassing.

the thing is, while i do agree that kacchan has caused deku troubles (and i do hope that he apologizes one day) they were kids, and while that doesnt justify kacchan’s actions and behavior, what im trying to say here is that they were kids, they make mistakes and learn from it and would probably try to correct their mistakes, and i think that’s what’s happening with them.

katsudeku isnt as toxic and unhealthy as some people claim/make it to be. In the end, it’s just kacchan’s inflated ego (he’s a head full of pride) that’s preventing him from recognizing his care towards deku; i mean, if people reread the manga they’ll see katsuki isn’t that bad of a person at all, he can be caring and nice (though he can be very subtle about it), honestly kacchan isnt the nicest character nor is he the most honest. kacchan can be violent, but he doesnt take it to a point where in he’ll try to kill someone. He wants to be a hero, fighting bad guys excites him and just like deku, he looks up to All Might, and i believe some people tend to forget that. Katsuki is a very complex character whose personality isnt just that of a bully. he’s full of depth and character development (and i can’t help but love him and would want to protect him) and this is why i believe, deku never really took his bullying to a point where he’d actually jump off the roof and stop aiming to become a hero. katsuki might still call him deku, but i think the intensity and the reason is different now. remember that time when kacchan got kidnapped? when he said deku that time, it got to me. he wasnt angry or upset but he looked concernrd: kacchan knew they’d lost and if izuku tried to reach out to  save him, izuku will get dragged with him or worse get hurt. he wanted deku to stay back in order to protect him, and that just speaks volume to me.

and let’s not forget the fact that izuku still calls katsuki “kacchan” of all things, and katsuki lets him, sure he might shout and look pissed but he just lets it go, and i just love that.

i mean just look at this, when izuku found out that the villains were targeting katsuki, he was worried and he still cares for kacchan.

and here we have king-of-expolod-kills itching for a fight, he looks hella pissed and he knows izuku’s the one behind it yet he still let the nickname go, he just brushes it off, he doesnt get mad at deku.

i mean look at their genuine concern for the other… sure, this ship is a little bit problematic, but that’s what makes it interesting.

Something I want antis to know as a CSA survivor

I considered myself an anti for about a month when I didn’t look into the conflict.

From the base of it all, it seemed clear– Sh/ro is too old for any of the paladins and therefore they shouldn’t date. I took that as fact when research told me nothing about canon ages and accepted it because it was popular opinion. I didn’t mind it because I didn’t ship sha/adin and I’m also a csa survivor who is still recovering from multiple traumas.

But something changed my mind.

This is a LOOOOOOOOOONG ass post with a lot feeling spilled out so just a warning there.
feel free to reblog.

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anonymous asked:

so i ship destiel with all my heart. and i can't help but notice you're known for your positivity and how you think destiel is endgame which is absolutely refreshing. as a bisexual myself, jensen ackles in general towards the whole bi!dean and canon destiel makes me super upset. i understand the actors are entitled to their personal interpretations, but how do you still have hope after jensen literally saying to a fan that "destiel doesn't exist"?

So by now all conversations about destiel that i’ve seen from the cast/crew are either jokes or denial and after seeing Jensen once again denied it recently, my hope for endgame destiel just dwindled and i’m starting to think this is truly just queerbaiting. I need prescription please. Anything to get my hopes up :((

Hi, I’ve had a few asks about this so…I’m on mobile so this post will look a bit weird but here’s a link to a post more about the story side and why I think it’s endgame (I wrote this before 12x19 if I wrote it now I’d just be YELLING LOOK AT FREAKING 12x19!):

https://tinkdw.tumblr.com/post/159858939602/you-are-one-of-the-only-people-i-could-find-that

But also re just the specific Jensen had a bad day moment:

1. these panels are mainly attended by BIBROS and j2 know that. they play to this audience. When you see him at Jibcon with Misha (and Jared too) he is way more open, comfortable, having fun than at a lot of creation panels I see - he is only HUMAN and is quite private from what I can tell, doesn’t particularly like engaging with the rabid fans and is just looking for an easy way out of the attention a lot of the time.

2. Jensen looks pretty bored and disengaged during this panel, he probably had a bad day, he is not in a happy place. I think someone pushed his buttons wrongly and he flipped out.

3. Jensen often seems to think that Destiel means that Dean and Cas are secretly screwing, that there is a hidden relationship. he doesn’t see it as we do, that it is a fledging love that hasn’t happened yet. He sometimes thinks the fan art and stuff is cute and/or funny, sometimes he reacts badly and is anti shippy- he is human and sometimes he has bad days and for some “reason” he is touchy on this subject… hmm I wonder why! (Hint: destiel exists because of cockles). This is my opinion but i think most people seem to think he thinks that way from what he has said over the years so in that sense he is RIGHT to say Destiel doesn’t exist, because it isn’t an on screen canon romantic relationship yet with love declarations and kissing. Especially when he’s in a BAD MOOD!

4. if destiel was a thing that was going to be canon and in the script NONE of the actors or anyone on the show could tell us as it would be a huge plot point and probably is written in their contracts that they CANNOT say it is happening.

5. jensen is an actor. he ultimately does as he is told e.g. Being forced to do the scene about Dean liking taylor swift in season 10 when he said no - when it is CORE to the script and show, yes he sometimes makes small changes, but when push comes to shove and it is a big plot point, he has to do it and has done. He also sometimes seemed to not get performing/real dean which is hilarious - but I think someone’s sat him down since as he acts it pretty bang on these days.

6. jensen and misha have chemistry. regardless if you ship cockles or not destiel exists because of their chemistry and the fact that AFTER that was noticed it was written into the script. so jensen maybe sees destiel as an attack on his personal sexuality. he is EXTREMELY private so people questioning this in public makes him angry. when he is angry he lashes out and says stupid shit. not only about destiel but other stuff too.

7 Everyone KNOWS it exists in the show. They play the characters doing the stupid shit they do. they know. Jensen miming blow jobs, falling off his chair when a fan says Misha always has to play it so straight, ‘fake’ making out with him on stage at cons etc. if anything it just proves to me even more that it is real and endgame and they know it when jensen says stupid stuff like this because it is clearly NOT true. So its deflection and he’s just playing to the audience, he’s had a shitty day, he can’t talk about it and …. he’s just generally pretty crap at PR! He probably got in trouble for the whole “eye opener” thing, Mishas gotten in trouble for publicly shipping Destiel in the past and now is pretty silent on the matter - it’s no surprise Jensen reacts badly sometimes he’s human.

i mean I always caveat that I am endgame destiel positive and all of season 12 makes me think that they are aiming for this and God WHAT EVEN IS 12x19 IF IT DOESNT EXIST?!

The writing is the key thing for me - NOT what the actors say. You know if they keep this up and destiel is written as endgame and Jensen and misha keep eye fucking each other etc but Jensen somehow manages to put his foot down (which I doubt he would be able to anyway or want to - it would be professional suicide just before finishing this show and wanting to go do something else!) - and he refused to kiss him or whatever, they just end with an arm round the shoulder and a clearly written “this is them together” - that’s fine because it’s still canon! but I highly doubt he would do that.

SO unprofessional and stupid after all this!

I don’t think it is 100% FOR SURE that it will happen, there is still the possibility that a production thing or whatever could stop it.

But it IS written into the script, so I doubt it, as we are getting close to endgame, and more and more now, it feels to me since Dabb took over he decided hey we are doing this. Every episode pretty much since mid s11 has had more Destiel fodder and now it feels like it’s basically just a matter of time. Jensen and Misha DO play it that way and some stuff is just….so romantic they MUST freaking know now but they just can’t come out and tell people. ITS A MAJOR SPOILER!!!

so.. that is why I’m tentatively positive.

The Racist Treatment of Bonnie Bennett

I contemplated coming up with some cool title with a ring to it, or maybe something veiled that made you scratch your head and wonder, before reading further, BUT… why not just call a spade a spade? - “But, BB8fan, that’s such a BOLD statement to make!” I KNOW. But don’t worry, I have the facts to back it up! 

The definition of the adjective “racist” is showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. In this article, I will prove that Bonnie Bennett has been CONSTANTLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel as though the predominantly white characters of “The Vampire Diaries” were superior to her. #RacistTreatment

DISCLAIMER: LET THIS POST SPARK EMPATHY AND AWARENESS, NOT ANGER AND HATRED, LEST WE BECOME ADVOCATES OF THE VERY THING WE DESPISE… 

Firstly, when it comes to men: 

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the least desirable of the three female leads of TVD. While Elena was sought after by the hunky Salvatore brothers… and Caroline by the all powerful, Klaus, All-American, Matt, beefcake wolf, Tyler, Professor Alaric Saltzman, AND STEFAN to boot… BONNIE was sought after by Ben (who only wanted to use her), Luka (who only wanted to USE HER), Jeremy (who was grieving over the ex, he later CHEATED ON HER WITH), and Enzo, who had literally exhausted all other options! 

IT IS DISGRACEFUL! IT IS STOMACH CHURNING DISGUSTING, AND BLATANTLY IN YOUR FACE, WHEN YOU PAUSE TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT IT! THE RACIST TREATMENT… 

Elena was given the show leads, Caroline was given literally EVERY GUY ON THE SHOW, while Bonnie was whiny Jeremy’s third choice (after Vickie and Anna), and irrelevant Enzo’s third choice, for that matter! (Don’t forget CAROLINE and Lily! ;)

WHY have BOTH of her only relevant love interests end up with her BY DEFAULT?! And WHY IN THE WORLD couldn’t Ben or Luka start out using her, and then GROW TO CARE FOR HER?! Why did her stupid STEP BROTHER not even want her?! She had to literally THROW herself at him! WHY DID THE WRITERS TREAT THE BEAUTIFUL BONNIE BENNETT IN SUCH A DEMEANING MANNER??! In my opinion, she’s the most gorgeous of all the females, but NO. TVD made her undesirable. They put her white friends on a pedestal, and portrayed her as the inferior oddball NOBODY wanted and NOBODY CHOSE FIRST. #RacistTreatment  

But in case you need more evidence… 

Secondly, when it comes to empowerment:

Bonnie Bennett has been treated, made, and portrayed to be the most powerless out of the three female leads of TVD. ‘How so? Elena was a weak human for 3 seasons! And Bonnie’s the baddest witch in the land!’ I’m glad you asked… YES Bonnie’s a fierce witch, and yes, Elena was human for 3 seasons. BUT! 

1) Bonnie was possessed, beyond her control. (S1)
2) Bonnie was held back by Stefan, while Damon KILLED HER MOTHER. (S3)
3) Bonnie was CONSISTENTLY FORCED to do magic for Klaus! (S3)
4) Bonnie helplessly witnessed her grandmother being tortured by the spirits, to the point where she lost the ability to do her magic. (S4) 
5) Bonnie had to lay there and watch Jeremy die right in front of her! (S4)
6) Bonnie’s dad was KILLED RIGHT BEFORE HER VERY EYES! (S5)
7) Bonnie lost her magic. (S5)
8) Bonnie became the anchor, and had to undergo enormous magnitudes of pain. (S5)
9) Bonnie was stabbed, chased, and tormented by Kai. (S6) 
10) Bonnie had no magic. (S6)
11) Bonnie was hunted by the armory and had no magic. (S7)
12) Bonnie had NO MAGIC! (S8)

So yes, Bonnie’s an all powerful witch! But HALF THE SERIES she’s spent WITHOUT HER MAGIC! Elena was weak and human, and used for the cure! BUT Bonnie has been used as a magical tool EVERY OTHER EPISODE - and by literally EVERY character on the show! It’s not just Klaus and Katherine who’ve made her feel powerless! BUT Damon, Stefan, Katherine, Klaus, Silas, Enzo, and EVERYONE!!! 

Elena watched Jenna die. But Bonnie watched Jeremy AND her DAD die! She found her Grams dead, and was held back while her Mom was killed! 

This woman has been beaten down in ways that are just deplorable and unheard of! She has been FORCED, she has been ABUSED, she has been TRAUMATIZED in the appalling ways she’s been made to feel and be POWERLESS! More times and with more damaging magnitudes than with any other female lead! Fight me on this! It’s #RacistTreatment

But just in case you still REFUSE to see the light…

Lastly, when it comes to worth: 

This is the most serious and damaging of them all! Fine! Portray your only lead POC character as undesirable! Portray her as powerless! But worthless? This is just unacceptable… But TVD did it! My gosh they DID it with Bonnie Bennett!  

Caroline doesn’t put her life above Elena’s so why should Bonnie? TIME AFTER TIME AGAIN??! And then not only does she do it with Elena, she does it FOR JEREMY TOO!!! She literally GAVE HER LIFE for the two them! For Jeremy to be alive, and for Elena to be “happy,” she GAVE UP HER LIFE, because it is worth THAT little! Or so the show would have Bonnie believe, - AND the other characters, as no one has ever corrected her, - and we, the viewing audience! 

This is unhealthy, abusive, and DAMAGING, this belief system! But it has gone unchecked and uncorrected for YEARS! AND TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY,  the one time people claim their “superior” white faves did sacrifice for Bonnie is complete BS! Talk about #RacistTreatment

The ignorance of the show BLEEDS into the fans/viewers of it, and it is SCARY! To say that Elena or Damon sacrificed ANYTHING in season 6, when Kai linked her life to Bonnie’s, is not only absurd, it’s HORRIFYING! I don’t know if people are losing brain cells watching this terribly written show, but Elena was IN A MAGICAL COMA! That was done! It happened! – NOW. The loophole is that she could wake up, IF BONNIE DIES! So when people say Elena sacrificed, and Damon sacrificed, they’re literally saying “Delena didn’t KILL Bonnie, they’re supposed best friend! What a sacrifice!” 

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They’re literally patting them on the back, for not MURDERING their “friend!” Do you realize how messed up that is?!… But then again, a messed up ship breeds messed up fans! And a messed up show breeds messed up viewers! Bonnie’s life isn’t worth anything! That’s been the running theme of the show! So why wouldn’t viewers pat DE on the back for not killing her?! She isn’t worth crap! 

“Bonnie’s superiors are her white friends, and she needs to be ready and willing to lay down her life for them, at all times!” 

That’s the message of TVD. I am SICK. I am utterly disgusted and SICK! I cannot BELIEVE I wasted SO MANY years of my life on this show, thinking they cared about this beautiful person of color! CONVINCING myself they were saving Bonnie for DAMON, and that was the reason for her lack of love interest! Reasoning they were making Bonnie a stronger, more layered character, by putting her through so much crap! Believing they’d have the right man DECLARE Bonnie’s worth to her, and put a stop to her self harm!

NOOO! 

They’re not saving Bonnie for Damon. Why would they put the “inferior black girl” with one of the most desirable males of the series?! Even though Bamon is canon in the books, they will not even share a KISS! They will be the only important book!ship left COMPLETELY UNEXPLORED (they even did Meredith/Alaric!), when if this were Bonnie Mccullough they’d already be MARRIED! 

You know, back in season 3 of the show, I started to wish for Bonnie’s death. I thought, ‘if her character is going to be used and abused THIS much, she might as well be gone… Kat Graham deserves better, and I deserve better than to be stuck watching this show for her!’ But TVD kept her alive. They kept their token black person to keep their demographic viewers.

And yeah, a couple seasons later things seemed to be getting better… but then season 8 happened. :/ But I guess I should be thankful! My eyes are OPENED because of it. 

Bonnie Bennett is ENDLESSLY treated, made, and portrayed to feel undesirable, powerless, and worthless, next to her white friends. It’s #RacistTreatment and she deserves better. Kat Graham deserves better. And we as VIEWERS deserve better. 

I am SO DONE with this show, and I hope you will be to! Don’t put yourself through the heartache! Don’t put yourself through the twisted brainwash! I wish more than ever now that Bonnie Bennett would die. There’s just no winning. :/ She deserves better than emo Enzo AND self-centered Damon, who doesn’t give a crap about her! So just kill her! The writers have been emotionally stabbing her from the beginning anyways… 

I’m hurt. This hurts me… In a world full of constant injustice for people of color, I thought I was finally witnessing a powerful character… an attractive and beautiful black woman, who would be cared for and loved by others… It turns out she was nothing more than a plot line punching bag, created to make Elena, Caroline, the writers, and the viewers of this show feel better about themselves. :/ The abuse Bonnie Bennett has undergone has abused me worst than I think I’ve ever experienced in life. They have subliminally consistently told me I am less desirable, less powerful, and less worthy. I didn’t realize it before unfortunately, but I realize it now! And I’m DONE listening to the lies!

Well, I hope this article has enlightened you all! Don’t get so happy next time you see a diverse cast! Pay attention to the way the show/movie TREATS their people of color! Don’t be fooled, and left heartbroken and damaged, after believing and putting your faith and support into complete filth… 

Last, but not least, don’t let the ugly behavior of this world turn you into the very thing you despise. Fight hate with LOVE! And remember, we’re all brothers and sisters, whether we like it or not! 

Pray for the writers of TVD. Pray for the actors. Pray for it’s fans. Pray that they see the error of their ways, and learn to love and treat others the way they’d want to be treated… We all make mistakes. We’re all human. “We all have sinned.” Now it’s about moving FORWARD from that, and not repeating the same mistakes! :)

P.S. Go show Kat Graham’s twitter page some love! As hurt as I am by Bonnie’s treatment, she’s probably 10x more hurt! It’s probably why she decided to leave the show! She knew things weren’t going to get any better for her… :/ Anyhow, go show her some love! Thank her for gifting us with the lovely Bonnie Bennett! And compliment her on being the gorgeous and talented PROFESSIONAL she has always been! 

God bless!

Geezus Christ, there is so much discourse over this one little picture. Well I have some friends who live in Japan and one of them was happy to translate this for me. 

The original text here is Illumi talking:

うん。たいしたことじゃないんだけど今日ってヒソカの誕生日だろ?おめでとう

Which translates to. 

Yeah. It is not a big deal but today is Hisoka’s birthday, is not it? Congrats. 

Now this scene is limited to one screenshot which has cause uproar and chaos. I have been quiet and just watching the two factions mauling at each other. One side says, “This is a sign of TRUE LOVE.” The other faction says, “It’s just a gift.”

BLAH BLAH BLAH

Like I am getting tired of hearing this same excuse over and over. The other faction sounds like a broken record. 

Hisoka this, Hisoka that.

Though this is just one scene and people are making a big fuss over it. 

From some research, I did and from what 2 of my friends who know japanese have told me. 

Bouquets are like a gift you give for housewarming, birthdays, celebrations. This includes roses. Though if you look with other birthday mobage cards such as these:


Now not just Hisoka got a bouquet or flowers for no apparent reason. Though the Mobage card games and other side media not related to the main story itself is kinda not canon. It would be me saying that the side games unrelated to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Main manga is canon. Like for example. 

Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist of the Roses

This game. 

Or this game.

Though from what @schwing-stars told me if you ware going to use Google translate to translate something someone wrote in Japanese then of course why are you using it to see if it is Japanese if you understand Japanese in the first place. There are many types of Japanese texts such as Kanji, Hiragana etc. Though depending on how you were raised in a certain region you dialect or use of the language may be different. Now everyone is the same. As one of my friends who is fluent in Japanese has told me. If you are trying to translate with a digital app it comes out funky. I myself have a hard time talking to some of my friends who know very little english and only know Japanese exclusively. Also, why do you need to keep pushing and poking about the roses? Roses symbolize many things.

For birthdays, celebrations, love or even for funerals. This is so stupid. It’s a stupid mini that doesn’t even relate to the manga. It’s like me saying all the DragonBallZ alternate universe side games are canon. Or every weird Yu-Gi-Oh! game what was made is canon. The animes are not even fully canon. They are adaptations of the manga. Just because a company that makes the anime or the games for a certain media. Doesn’t make it canon. 

This is not even about Hisoka anymore. In the manga he hits on Machi he hangs out with Illumi. It could be friendship or business. For me I see it as acquaintances. They know one another but not to the point where it is personal. It’s lets discuss how to get the job done and lets get it done. Though Hisoka is only doing it because it works in his favor as is Illumi. 

Also I rarely talk to @nomamiposts the person who talks to her more is either @schwing-stars or @deadxxxmoon , but from what Schwinging told me they started attacking Noma because her Japanese was not up to par with them? Like holy shit, I have to use a translator to know what Noma is telling me and google translate makes japanese text all funky during translation. Even Schwinging has to use it when talking to other people in different languages. So why are you using it if you know japanese like you said. I am just sitting here watching your faction fight and then watching schwinging and nomami fight. Over a stupid screenshot that is only Illumi saying, “Congragulations on your day of birth.”

I mean the people who made it just cut and paste the card artworks into this scene. Does it have great significance? No, it’s just a stupid scene on a stupid mobile game that is not even irrelevant to the real story. 

This story.

Not the anime or the games. The book. The manga the real thing Togashi wrote. Everything that is needed is in here. This is where I get my information from. Not the anime or games. No the manga. The stuff Togashi writes himself. Also, lets not forget.

This person right here. Is a SPIDER. Who is the brother of Illumi.

You know how Illumi acted when Hisoka asked if he could kill Killua.

Illumi went batshit crazy. Now how would he react if Hisoka killed Kalluto. He would go mad because family to Illumi means a lot to him. Hisoka knows where to hit people where it hurts and now Hisoka don’t give a fuck. He is not killing people on how strong they are and sparing them because they are weak. He is now killing everyone. Weak and strong because he is unpredictable like Togashi wanted him to be. People think he is a pedophile, they think he is gay, they think this they think that.

No he is not a pedophile. He loves to fight strong people. Machi clearly explained this after she left the Heaven’s Arena. He is his own man. He loves to fight. He believes he is the best. 

‘He believes he is the best.’

How do you prove this? By fighting every strong prick he deems worthy and sparing those he sees potential in. Such as Gon and his friends. This does not make him pedo. He doesn’t want little boy’s ass he wants the pleasure of the fight. It brings him pleasure knowing he might die or getting beaten to a pulp. 

Though both arguments aside from either factions are fighting wither Hisoka is gay or not. The thing is, I talked to many people about this. Even one of them who did block me and I her. The conclusion is. We don’t know what Hisoka is. We really don’t, but what makes me mad is some fans take it to the extent that they believe anything is canon. Sure the art that was made for the Mobage card game was made for the card game. Does it mean it is canon to the real storyline? No, it is just a game that was made to entertain the fans and to suck us for our money. 

So is Illumi friends with Hisoka? It’s hard to say. That still remains unclear. Are they hardcore lovers? No, but does it matter if the fans ship them even if they are not? No it’s their way of appreciating the media. Did Hisoka hit on Machi and ask her out? Yes, he did in the manga. One thing the 2011 anime got right was that scene, but not every scene in the manga was put into the anime. Even some things were done wrong.

For example the toy box scene. This represents the people he wants to fight and kill. Illumi is included in both boxes.

Anime: In the manga Machi is suppose to be Silva, but this was a mistake in this scene.

Manga: Though as you can see Silva is in the original scene.

Now this shows the extent that the anime is not always right. Some people I talked to about this. It did raise eyebrows, Machi is not in the toybox. If she was it would mean he wants to kill and fight her. Now for example this scene from Greed Island.

Anime: Hisoka asks Machi if he killed Chrollo what would, she do? Of course she said she would hunt him to the ends of the earth. Hisoka replies with a grimace, “I like the sound of that.”

Manga: Now for the manga this scene is a little more different. Since Anime’s are adaptations. They are not always true to the manga itself. This scene Hisoka is not even grinning at the thought of Machi coming after him. He is more calm and pleased with her answer.

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 but one thing I did notice further on into the manga. Is that this scene is then again references in Ch. 357. Though in this scene Machi is the one with the calm yet sad face.

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Now looking at the scene where Machi says she would hunt Hisoka down and where Hisoka said he would enjoy that.

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Now in these two pages, he is egging her on. He tells her if you want to find me come after me.

Now Machi did say she would go after him.

Though another scene where he pester’s Machi again is when he asks if she was impressed with his nen tactics. 

Anime: Though in the anime both dub and sub he asked if she was impressed with his tactics and also asking her out to dinner. While this differs in the manga. Though one thing that did stay true to Machi is her explaining how Hisoka is as a person. This scene is highly shown to not only explain how Hisoka is with his nen, personality and other little tidbits, but is also one of the highly recognized scenes between him and Machi which also points out to why would they even put him asking her out. They could have put Illumi there, but there did not.

Manga: Now here in the manga Hisoka doesn’t ask Machi out to dinner. He asks her to stay the night with him. When some men say this to some women. It does me stay the night with me or to sleep with me. Which is also said in the japanese version of the manga, but the translations can end up differently when converting to english.

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Translations: Now some places where people do read the english version of the manga can be incorrect as seen here. Different people translate from the same japanese manga, but some of the translations can be mis interpreted causing dismay and confusion among the fans. Which can lead to arguments. Now the Viz translation is the official one. While places like mangastream is done by people who volunteer to translate. They themselves are not doing it for the official manga. 

Which makes scenes like this.

When Hisoka asked Illumi if he could ‘Kill’ Killua.

Into something so great that the fans twist it into some big conspiracy where Hisoka wants to do Killua in the bum. Which is not true. The Viz translates it better then the 3rd party does. Now in this infamous scene where people believe Hisoka wants to do thing to Killua is where everything is misinterpreted. Hisoka asked Illumi if he can Kill Killua for the following reasons. Which is the most logical explaination. Not the outrageous I wanna get down with a child No, that is not right. Why do people think this is true? Cause a couple of fans said so?

Reasons:

One, to give away Illumi’s location. Hisoka says in his head. 

‘If it is possible to save Gon.’

He wants Gon alive so he can fight him. No Gon no big battle.

Two, It is to give a Killua a fighting chance to get Alluka to Gon to be aware that Illumi is following him. Which is why Hisoka wanted to change the map that showed where Killua was going so Illumi can go the wrong way. Though Illumi already had the map from another group of people he killed. Hisoka’s plan was there foiled. As Hisoka was hiding behind the tree listening to Illumi and Killua talking. Hisoka asks himself. To kill Killua to earn Illumi’s hate so he can fight him or to kill Alluka to earn Killua’s hate. Either way he was out only for himself during his time when he was trying to foil Illumi’s plans. He as not in it to help Illumi, but if doing so increases Hisoka’s own plans then he will do so. Such as when he helped Gon in the volleyball game against Razor. He didn’t do it for them he did it for himself to make Gon stronger so when he does fight him. He can watch him fall. Though another explanation is that Hisoka was just plan bored and wanted to buy some time before he reunited with the Phantom Troupe about the nen exorcist. Which is another logical reason to why Hisoka did what he did.

Also, to try to debunk the so call weird hand signs. Such as these.

People thing this.

Hand sign means I wanna honk your badonk. No It’s just Hisoka being a fucking weirdo. That is not the fig sign. The fingers are not in the right place.

Now this is the fig sign.



The fig sign has many meanings:

It stands for the female genitalia, to ward off evil, it can mean evil or to give someone the evil eye.

Though in Japan the fig sign is used for sex, but is has been losing it’s true meaning, but knowing the fans they like to make hardcore theories about what Hisoka’s body langauge and motives truly are. It’s fine if you debate that, but be aware Hisoka does many different things with his body and it is mostly random because that is what Hisoka is. Random unpredictable. This is a stated fact that is part of his character. Sometimes he does things not even I can explain, but the fact that this one little picture.

Can cause so much discourse. It’s just Illumi saying congrats happy birthday and whatever not like it is a big thing. I mean over a picture from a mini game. FUCKING MINI GAME?! That is not even canon. It’s just a mini game. The real canon is in the manga. 

Not the games or animes. Or even some hardcore fan’s theories. It is nice to theorize and make headcanons with your friends, but keep in mind. The card games and animes. Is just stuff. It’s not the manga. I don’t mind the card games or animes. I think it is nice stuff to have, but it’s not really the manga itself. A company can make something, but it doesn’t mean it is canon. 

Though making this post, required some research and I hope I covered some things that helps everyone out. Maybe it would stop the fights maybe it won’t. Though some fangirls will be persistent in wanting something canon so bad. I have seen this in the Bleach and Black Butler fandom. I myself go by the manga. Where is the place I get my facts from concerning Machi and Hisoka. I myself have looked at Illumi and Hisoka. Though it seems it is nothing more then a acquaintanceship. Hisoka does his thing and Illumi does his. They discuss the job and how to get it done. Sure they know one another, but not to the exist of personal. Hisoka and Machi’s scene was a lil more indepth when Machi was explaining everyone about Hisoka in the Heaven’s Arc Chapter of 56. They were also paired as a team in the YorkNewArc and then in Chapter 170 is where Hisoka pesters Machi again. Then finally Chapter 357 where Machi shouldn’t of even bothered with Hisoka but did anyway. She showed concern for him and tried to help him out. Even though he trapped her there and went on to kill the spider. Which Togashi did say he wanted to do in a old interview of his which can be read here.

https://www.reddit.com/r/HunterXHunter/comments/1ic64x/interview_with_togashi_included_in_hxh_no_0/?st=iyz60tcj&sh=4e880eb3

Though wither Machi will die or all the spiders. Including Kalluto, is uncertain. So far two spiders have died. though what raises my suspicion is Hisoka is the only one who can unbound people from his bungee gum. So is Machi stuck there so she can be out of his way? Can she get out? Nen gets stronger if someone dies and is brought back. Hisoka’s nen certainly got much stronger. So the bondings of his bungee gum would be stronger then Machi’s for sure. She could be sadly the one who might be spared and come back with her entire troupe destroyed. Which to me would be interesting to see.

 Though since Hisoka needs to live to fight Gon and if he kills Kalluto. No doubt he will fight Illumi and Illumi’s nen is a 95. Hisoka’s nen is now in Godmode status. So the thing is it is certain we might see Hisoka fighting Illumi. Maybe he will dispatch of him, but this will show Hisoka’s true motive. He is in it for himself. Killing Illumi’s brother means nothing to him, but to Illumi the slaughter of a family member means alot which will trigger Illumi into fighting or killing Hisoka. Though Illumi said he would kill Hisoka if he killed Killua, but this time. It is not a joke. 

:0) I hope this helps. It’s quite long and a big wall of text. Til next time yo!

P.S for the one who dissed @nomamiposts I would like to add @schwing-stars‘s post from this one here so people can see it more easily.

Note by @schwing-stars

I’ve just been informed by another lovely Asian friend of mine, who’s name I won’t say for privacy reasons, that this person has spoken a regional dialect. Meaning that there are different forms of usage for the Japanese language depending on what certain areas of Japan you are residing in. Just like how in Chinese there are Mandarin and Cantonese etc. versions of that language, there are about 5 to 10 different dialects used in Japan as well as sub-dialects. So this person either is not as educated in the language they grew up with or they used it to purposely discredit @nomamiposts which is a dick move.


Originally posted by cryoganix

Johnlock: From BrOTP to OTP

(Warning: homophobic people/situations mentioned)
When I first started watching BBC Sherlock, one of the things that stood out to me that I liked most about it was the friendship between John and Sherlock. I couldn’t quite figure out what was so special about their friendship, but it was clearly the center of the show. Their friendship was what made Sherlock what it was to me. It wasn’t long until I discovered the fandom online, digging into all of the amazing fan art, fan videos, fan theories, and surprising to myself, even reading the fanfic. It was through all of these that I learned about shipping, and thanks to my innocent heteronormativity, Sherl0lly became my OTP. It was unavoidable that I also became aware of the ship Johnlock. I was raised Catholic and taught that the homosexual acts are a sin. My parents are very conservative and homophobic. I had never even considered the idea of Sherlock and John in a romantic relationship. Unfortunately, I assumed that only people who are gay shipped Johnlock because they wanted to see themselves in something that wasn’t there. (I was so wrong. I’m so sorry.) I completely ignored Johnlock at first, but in the Sherlock fandom, it’s pretty much impossible to entirely avoid seeing anything Johnlock. I remember staying up late on my phone when I was supposed to be sleeping, scrolling through fan art. I came across a picture of Sherlock and John kissing in the dark with rain pouring outside, sprinkled on the window. A part of me had alarms going off in my head that this was somehow wrong, but those feelings were muffled by one thought: this is beautiful. I truly thought that this one work of art was the most beautiful picture I had seen in the fandom. I risked downloading the picture on my phone, knowing that no one would see it. That was only the beginning. I saw a few more pictures I couldn’t help loving: a potterlock drawing, a drawing of John and his sister Harry. I don’t ship Johnlock, but these are beautiful, I thought. I later came across a Johnlock fan video edited with one of my favorite songs (The Scientist by Coldplay). I don’t ship Johnlock, but my favorite song with my favorite TV show is perfection, I thought. (I tried to ignore this at the time, but I couldn’t help thinking how clear it was that the video was a Johnlock fan video even though it was simply putting clips from the show together.) I was completely obsessed with the show by then. Sherlock was my life. Not a day went by when I did not think of the show (literally!). The show honestly even saved my life, but that’s a post for another time. Eventually, I found out about a fanfic that was apparently very popular in the fandom called “Alone on the Water” by MadLori. As many of you may know, the author describes Sherlock and John in this story as “hetero-life partners”. I do not know the authors intentions of this word choice in a story where Sherlock and John aren’t technically in a romantic relationship, but back then, I interpreted it as showing the possibility of a friendship stronger than people realize two friends can have. I’m the kind of person who usually has one or two friends who I’m closer with than my other friends, and those kind of relationships are really important to me. Reading that story was when I decided to “friend-ship” Johnlock while still romantically shipping Sherl0lly. I later learned the term “BrOTP” which I thought was accurate for John and Sherlock. Each of these pieces were like pebbles being added to the Johnlock scale. Later, I found a short fanfic called “Fin?” by JustlikeWater. This was what tipped the scale. I cried reading this fic. It read like poetry, and it changed my views entirely. (You can still read the review I left as as guest under the name of “mind blown”. That was before I had a fanfiction.net account. I was so young then. I left another review later under my fanfic name “SherlockiansGetBored”, the name I now use to write Johnlock fanfic.) It was after reading that story that I officially considered myself a Johnlock shipper. I continued to read more Johnlock fics including “The Battlefield”, another tearjerker by JustlikeWater and the iconic “Performance in in a Leading Role” by MadLori. It wasn’t until December 2016 that I learned about TJLC (The JohnLock Conspiracy) through Rebekah’s TJLC Explained videos. (Hope you are doing well, Rebs!) My life was changed. I completely and unapologetically shipped Johnlock and became a believer in TJLC. I finally stopped shipping Sherl0lly after watching the Molly Hooper video. Everything made sense once I realized that she is a mirror for John. It was actually through those videos that I came to accept that I am bisexual (I had been questioning my sexuality since 9th grade). I remember a time when my mom actually thought Benedict Cumberbatch was gay, and I was like, no way! He’s married with a kid. I thought she had gotten the idea from The Imitation Game, but she said no, she meant in Sherlock. I was thinking to myself that Sherlock isn’t actually gay. He’s secretly in love with Molly Hooper, I thought stupidly. Either that or he’s asexual. A year later, and my mind was completely changed. On the day that the “I Love You” trailer came out, I told my mom that Sherlock is gay and that he is in love with John, but she was and is still homophobic, so she changed the subject and started talking about Dwayne Johnson. A few days later, I risked explaining TJLC to her, but she simply responded, “Gay is not okay.” I knew then that I was not coming out to her or my dad as Bi any time soon, if ever. Like everyone else, I was more than disappointed when Johnlock wasn’t canon in series 4. If Steven and Mark didn’t have the courage to make history, why should I admit to my parents who I really am? I continued to be cautiously hopeful that Johnlock still has a chance to be canon. I don’t know if it ever will, but I have realized the answer to my question. The reason that Sherlock and John’s relationship is so special is because it isn’t just a friendship. BBC Sherlock is a romance. Whether Moffat and Gatiss will admit it or not, even raised in a homophobic family, I knew that John and Sherlock are in love. No matter what anybody says, BBC Sherlock is inevitably the greatest love story that will ever be told.

InuKag Last Day Bonus: Thank You Cynthia

I can’t believe InuKag Week is actually ending today. It’s been such an amazing fun wild seven days, and it’s felt like an avalanche I was snowboarding on from the very beginning on Monday to the last today. 

All the content has filled me with so much InuKag love, I didn’t even think I was capable of loving this ship anymore than I do, but everyone combined putting out amazing effort to post or reblog or submit, it’s almost like we were all together at a week long festival just happy to be around. I’ve discovered so many people from this event, my following list has GROWN exponentially haha. 

Last year I made a post like this thanking the fandom, and trust me when I say none of this is possible without the participation and love of a large group of people supporting us throughout the entire thing. You all are the heart and soul of this machine, and it doesn’t have a purpose without you. 

But this year I want to Thank Someone very special and dear to this fandom and myself:

@inukag aka Cynthia, has given so much to make not only this event, but our corner of the InuKag fandom an incredibly fun and interactive place. Last year when we did InuKag week together, we were both already excited and expectant for InuKag Week 2017, and before we knew it, IT WAS 2017, and she had taken care of ALL the prompts, ALL the edits, she REVAMPED the theme of this site, and from the very start on Monday at midnight, she was checking the tags, answering asks, doing it all while I was sleeping

(And “Family” day btw? I’ve already told you, but it WRECKED ME. Like a damn wrecking ball, Miley Cyrus aside, it ended my life over and over and over again.) 

She can try telling you we were a team today, but if we were a team, she was my leader and I followed a few miles behind in absolute awe. 

She needs 100% credit for this week, and WHAT BETTER PERSON to give credit to for InuKag week if not the sole owner of the canon InuKag url. (Doesn’t get better than this, folks)

Maybe you’ve known her as “towards-tomorrow” or maybe you’ve just gotten to know her these past two years as “inukag”, but I can promise you that if you’ve ever looked up anything remotely InuKag, you have probably liked or reblogged her gifs and beautiful gorgeous edits or analysis essays. Her imprint on this fandom echoes out from years and years ago to the present. 

She’s been patient and tolerant and kind, digging through canon material to explain things to us- us who have no clue what chapter is what. You could ask her “what chapters did Kagome get mad at Inuyasha?” and she’ll pull out annotated pages with highlighted quotes and footnotes. 

This girl spent days and sleepless hours making sure the promos for the InuKag Week 2017 Master Post were perfect- sometimes, sometimes I wish everyone got a behind the scenes look at how she spends meticulous time making sure every frame is perfect, making sure she has the right English verbiage, going through drafts and drafts on her tumblr until she has it just right. Still kicking herself sometimes for it not being as perfect as SHE wanted it to be, even though it’s BEYOND PERFECT to everyone else. 

She spent time thinking “How can we make this as inclusive as possible?”. She thinks of ideas on how to make it so every single person can do SOMETHING as long as they want to and have the means to access a computer or phone. 

This InuKag Week has by and large been even more fun and successful than the last, and I just want to take a moment to Thank You

This fandom doesn’t deserve you, it’s never deserved you. And even when you’re burnt out, even when you’re wondering “is it even worth it”, you pull it through and manage to host an entire week long event that ignites us. 

You are the Queen, and this week would never have functioned the way it has without you. 

(We look professional af Cynthia and it’s all because of you.)

One day you might be making events or sites for big corporate companies (maybe a small indie firm), or sit in a really nice office with a window, and I really hope you remember the impact you’ve made in this VERY LARGE corner of the fandom.

I love you, and thank you thank you thank you. 

There’s still the rest of today to enjoy our favorite Soul Mates, so take a break, enjoy your weekend (what’s left of it!) and look back at all these wonderful people celebrating with us. Bask in it. 

HAPPY INUKAG WEEK!!! <3

- Until the next sappy long post on this blog, Mod: Lali

anonymous asked:

for the ask meme, arkos?

Who said “I love you” first

Jaune. Took him long enough to realise it after all. It was just after the battle of Beacon, when they refused to let go off each other for the night and they were both not able to fall asleep. He was holding her as close as he could and so glad she was alive and well, he had to say it. 

Who would have the other’s picture as their phone background

Jaune, Pyrrha has a picture of both of them together. 

Who leaves notes written in fog on the bathroom mirror

Whoever showers first. The most horribly cheesy notes, You look beautiful, Remember that I love you, I am so glad Cinder didn’t turn you into ashes and dust.

Who buys the other cheesy gifts

Both. He gets her flowers, she gets him Pumpkin Pete’s. 

Who initiated the first kiss

This is the only canon kiss and please don’t remind me of it. But I can talk about the second kiss, and this time it’s Jaune. Right when he sees Pyrrha again after the battle with Cinder, and he doesn’t care everyone’s looking. But honestly, everyone’s just damn glad she made it out alive and Jaune finally realised he’s madly in love with her. 

Who kisses the other awake in the morning

Whoever wakes up first, so most of the time it’s Pyrrha. It’s part of their morning ritual. 

Who starts tickle fights

They both do. Pyrrha is ruthless and considers it part of his training, but she’s also more ticklish than he is. It always ends with the two of them making out. 

Who asks who if they can join the other in the shower

Both from time to time. It always makes both of them blush. 

Who surprises the other in the middle of the day at work with lunch

They both would, but she does it more often, because she’s organised enough to manage doing her own work and getting lunch for him. 

Who was nervous and shy on the first date

Neither. I mean they had already survived the battle of Beacon, declared their love for each other and Pyrrha told Jaune for how long she’s been into him which definitely made him blush and want to hit his head against a wall. They had already passed that state. 

Who kills/takes out the spiders

Pyrrha. Totally Pyrrha.

Who loudly proclaims their love when they’re drunk

Jaune. But he also tells her how damn scared he was when he didn’t know whether she’d survive or not, how for a moment he thought he couldn’t live if Pyrrha didn’t make it, and it always breaks her heart, because she knows that their jobs aren’t safe and there’s never a guarantee. But she will kiss it better, and that night she won’t let go off him. 


I just made myself feel things. I’m still in a state of denial. 

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AKA Answering Ask Time

Ah man sorry for just suddenly disappearing like that guys. Just I had to take a sudden break from tumblr. Anyway – I got several asks over the hours I was not on there… though I did turn it off at one point due to some hate being sent to me, which I will address below. I decided to go ahead and answer all of the asks that are surrounding the situation that happened and the events that happened due to it in this post. Any other questions that are specifically asking about something else (though mentioning a bit of what happened Monday) I’ll answer on their own and appropriately tag them, since I know a few of you were wondering about PJ a bit.

Anyway! On with the show! I hope that with this I can clear up a bit of things as well as give my thoughts on what you have to say about it! And I’ll be going in a random order with the asks… so bear with me! ^^

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anonymous asked:

QUESTION TO THE AUTHOR what else do you ship besides drarry???? What inspired you to write??? Do your friends know about this blog or are you the type to like "NO DONT LOOK AT MY SHAME"??? IM SO CURIOUS YOURE LITERALLY MY FAVOURITE WRITER EVER (soz for the creepiness

OH MY GOD, THANK YOU AND YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE ANONYMOUS ASK EVER? I GUESS? IDK ❤️

Besides Drarry, I guess I like Wolfstar? I haven’t read more than a handful of Wolfstar fics though. And I guess Scorbus is cute, but I haven’t read any of that lol.

What inspired me to write in general? I’ve been writing since before I was 10 years old (I mean, not smut, obviously, wtf?) I’ve always been a bookworm (even though my life now revolves around reading gay porn and I haven’t picked up a real book since 1839) and that in turn always inspired me to write. And IDK I’ve been told I have a flair for it but apparently my confidence only extends this far.

What inspired me to write Drarry, specifically? I stumbled upon it purely by accident actually; before that I used to ship– (Draco’s going to kill me) –Dramione! Then I started reading Drarry and well, it’s like quicksand, once you’re in, there’s no getting out. And so after a while of only reading it I figured, in for a penny in for a pound, cause I’ve always loved to write and this particular ship is nothing if not inspiring and after months of working on it I finished Playing the Hero

And nobody outside my little Tumblr/Ao3/ff.net world knows I write Drarry, and not ‘cause of any ‘shame’ but ‘cause nobody would get why we’re all so obsessed with it. This ship is definitely more than just about all the lovely smut. It’s about something that, if you think about, could’ve been canon. 

Or so I keep telling myself, lulz.

mostlylarp  asked:

Do you think Kataang might have worked better if it had happened earlier and had time to get complicated? It probably would have annoyed people who wanted to get on with the plot but it might have avoided the "hero gets the girl" final episode business.

Well, it was introduced in the pilot episode, so…

No, it was its scripting in Book 3 where I find it impossible to track.

Like, to me it felt as though Zutara was the foregone conclusion for the series when Book 2 was airing, and it made sense to me, albeit it was a tropey assumption. Then “Crossroads” hit and we had that amazing subversion of Zuko’s redemption arc (maybe my favorite moment in TV history), and also Aang “giving up” Katara with the chakras and all, so I had no clue what to think. I didn’t care enough about shipping to ponder it deeply, but it was like Aang was on this jedi-path, and I couldn’t imagine a situation where Katara could work through her feelings of betrayal with Zuko within one season. Which is still something I cling to. I could see ATLA ending on a trajectory headed for a Zutara romance, but I think as presented it still wouldn’t have been the best writing in the world.

Clearly they intentionally countered the whole “heroes cannot love” thing (Iroh tells Aang he was smart to choose love, though the Rock of Chakra Convenience is still just an atrocious way to go about it. Korra found the inner strength to open hers…), and I’m happy for it. But how Bryke went about scripting the romance in Book 3 is nothing short of a headscratcher for me.

Ya know what, I’m putting this below a jump-cut. Here’s the full account of why I’m personally struggling to really feel compelled by this pairing, even though I adore the complications of their adult lives and family, and would never trade Bumi, Kya, and Tenzin for anything. I hope we can all be friends after this? If you enjoy it, power to ya, and I’m happy you found this aspect of ATLA fulfilling.

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The Reveal of No Masks

Warning: Orgin Spoilers Ahead.

“When did you fall for him?” The question was out of Chat Noir’s mouth before he could stop it.

Ladybug turned around and looked at him, her brows slightly knitted. “Who?”

“Adrien Agreste,” he said, “when did you fall for him?”

Ladybug froze, and all the confidence she had gathered the last months seemed to drain away. “How do you know that?”

Chat sighed, looking down at the ground. How could he explain this to her? That he had seen how she had looked at him when he was out of uniform. Seen how she looked at the posters with a small smile on her lips. Seen how she looked at him, like he looked at her.

And it hurt. Hurt so much. She had fallen for the model him, the image his dad had created. Yes of course, Adrien Agreste was in many ways him, he wasn’t fake around his friends, but for most people, Adrien Agreste was fake. Chat Noir was the real him. The time where he really could let loose, and let his flaws shine.


Yes, he liked puns? So what, why should he care? He wasn’t responsible for anybody, and had no image to uphold. For once he could create his own image.

And Ladybug, his most trusted partner, had chosen the fake version of him, even though the real him had been by her side constantly.

“I have seen how you looked at him, it’s obvious.” he settled with those words at last. “You look at him like I look at you. How could I not recognize that look?”

Ladybug stared down at her feet, obviously uncomfortable with the situation. “I’m sorry Chat.” she said at last.

He bit his lips, trying to not let the tears fall. “Why him?” he asked at last. “Is it the celebrity status or the money?”

Ladybug blinked, first once, then twice. When she talked her voice came out raw and hurt. “What? You really think that’s why?”

He shrugged, it being the best thing he could do. “Isn’t that everything Adrien Agreste is? An empty shell. A symbol of money and fame?”

A heavy sigh escaped Ladybug’s lips, and Chat instantly braced himself for her next words. “I thought that too once. I had a wrong misinterpretation of the guy when I first met him.”

His eyes widened, and a shocked expression formed at his face. When I first met him. Did this mean she had met him more than once? That he actually knew Ladybug in real life? “What changed your opinion on the guy?” he asked, settling with this simple question at last.

She scratched her arm, her face reflecting her inner conflict. “He gave me his umbrella. I know, it doesn’t sound as much, but it was. I had ignored him the whole day and blamed him for something he hadn’t done. Yet he stopped up, and nearly apologized for his action. He told me, he had tried to stand up for me, and that I had misinterpreted the situation wrong, but yet he made it sound like it was his fault. Even though I had done the mistake. And I mean, look at him, he’s rich and famous, he could just have walked away at that moment. Tons of people would probably die to be his friend. But even though all that, he had tried to stand up for me, something only one person have ever done before.

“Chat, I don’t like him because he’s rich or famous. I like him because he’s kind and caring, even though his dad hardly cares about him.” Ladybug paused shortly, and before That could start to connect the dots, she continued once again, as if she had been holding in with this too long. “And after that episode, I became a mess around him. I constantly stuttered and was more clumsy than usual, and no matter how much I thinked it through, I just didn’t get what was wrong with me. Until, of course, a friend of mine pointed it out, I had a crush on Adrien. And from that on, it just spiralled down, I couldn’t even be around Adrien, so I could learn about who he really was.

“So I started looking at the internet, after all, he was famous. It actually came up to the point where I had written his whole schedule down and had thousand of photo’s plastered across my room. But then one day, a turning point came.  I guess it was when he asked for my autograph, he was so nervous and uncomfortable to ask, it was nearly as if we had switched roles. It took some time for me to figure out why, but then it hit me. He was uncomfortable giving autographs himself. He wanted to be normal, just like everybody else. At that point I changed, I realized that he had enough of crazy fangirls.

“I pulled myself together, took his schedule down, and even some photos, some of them I let stay, as a reminder, and because I admired Gabriel Greste’s style. Since that, I started to learn about him, the right way this time, through friendship. Soon my stuttering and clumsiness stopped, but yet I never stopped falling for him.”

Silence sank over them, as both of them tried to register those words that just had been exchanged between them.

Chat had always expected Ladybug’s identity would hit him like a fist, but it didn’t. Instead it dawned at him, mild and slowly. Marinette was Ladybug. Ladybug was Marinette. Marinette had fallen for him as Adrien, not because of his money and status as celebrity, but because of his kindness. Marinette had never hated him, but had been starstruck instead. But yet a last question rummage inside his head. “Doesn’t I have all those traits too? Don’t I stand up for you, and show kindness?”

A sight escaped Ladybug’s lips, and gone where the superheroine’s confidence, and left was Marinette. “You do Chat. You are my partner, the one person I trust more than anybody. I have seen you die for me, or at least trying too, way too often. But I have never wanted to look at you that way. I love you, I know that, but I keep convincing myself that it’s the love of a friend.” Ladybug paused shortly, as if she was pulling herself together for her next words. “My kwame told me that nobody can know my identity, your kwami probably told you the same. And the consequences of loving you is simply too much. I don’t want a relationship built on lies and secrets. And someday–” her voice broke–”I might lose you forever. Lying for myself is just as much a way to shield myself, as it is a shield to you. I don’t want you to get your hopes up.”

“So you chose Adrien instead?” he asked, his head swarming with emotions and thoughts.

Ladybug nodded, “I chose Adrien instead.”

He nodded, considering his next move carefully. He wanted to tell her the truth, to blur the line between Adrian and Chat Noir, but the words rottened in his mouth. He couldn’t do this to her. He didn’t want to hurt her, to break her shield so merciless as this. And yet, he didn’t want her to lie for herself. Lies only brought harm in the end, and made the truth so much worse when it hit you. Adrien had learned that the hard way, and had treasured truth ever since. And no matter what, he couldn’t let Marinette do this to herself.

“You know,” he started, not daring to look at Ladybug’s expression “I know this girl, Marinette is her name. She’s sweet, kind, caring, talented, but also clumsy and terrible awkward. Nevertheless, I really admire her. She’s like a shield to the world around her, even to those who don’t deserve it. She’s the first person I ever called a friend, but for not long ago, I thought she didn’t like me. That she somehow still was mad at me over a misunderstanding we had had when we first met. She couldn’t talk around me, and always seemed to tense up when I got near. And no matter how much I tried to get to know her, she nearly always pushed me away. Then at one point, she stopped doing it, and I started to really know her well.

“From that moment I had handed her an umbrella, I had fallen for her, but I never realized it, being too blinded by her alter ego’s image to see what was right in front of me. But maybe it was also because I was scared. Scared that she would reject me and that she still hated me. Until tonight where I realized I had been wrong all along.”  His gaze shifted focus from the ground to Ladybug, and she once again became the center of his world.

Blue and green eyes locked, and the moment under the night sky seemed to freeze. The sound of the citizens in Paris seemed to fade away, and for a moment those two were the only one in the world. No question was asked, because for once, everything was clear.

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Okay, so this was heavily inspired from the Umbrella Scene, which probably made everybody explode of happiness. So today when I walked my dog, all those small ideas I have had for a while now, finally clicked together into this.

Of course this is nowhere near canon Ladynoir (?) (Which ship is this even?) interaction, but I still hope you guys enjoyed it.

So I’m just going to press post now, before I regret my decision of posting this.

Unpacking Wuko

Fandom fabrication or canon supported?

“Just because two characters of the same sex appear in the same story, it should not preclude the possibility of a romance between them” (x).

Mako ended up alone. For that reason, among others, shipping Mako with anybody at all is a bit of a hot-button issue in the fandom…one where we can’t seem to agree. Given the existence Korrasami, both Korra and Asami are off the table as romantic interests for the boy, having ended the series in quasi-elopement, which the creators even called “happily ever after.” So where does that leave our favorite firebender? Bryke mentioned a scrapped romantic plotline featuring Iroh II’s sister as a potential love interest for Mako, and Bryan even made a joke resulting in the S.S. Makoperator: Patch Me Through.

But there’s another romantic possibility for Mako that much of the fandom has picked up on—one born out of the Book 4 narrative: Wuko. And though many of us (myself included) may be/have been slightly resistant to this relationship for myriad reasons, it is hard to deny, especially after rewatch, that there’s something there.

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Why Silent Readers Are Dangerous to Writers

[Not mine–written by a fellow fanfic writer]

I’ve been around the internet for a long time, in fact most of my childhood was spent on the internet. At 23-going-on-24, I think it’s safe to say I have quite a bit of experience with internet communities, how they function, and what good and bad there is in the online community.

When I was younger, the idea of “silent readers” was not as common as it is today. The fanfic community was alive and well, full of conversation where the authors of the stories were able to be involved with their readerbase and know who was reading their story and what was good or bad about it. The fanfic world was thriving, constantly growing. Today, I would say the fanfic community is struggling to stay afloat. Not because there’s no one willing to write fanfiction anymore, but that nobody chooses to say anything when reading.

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KonohaTube (Naruto families headcanon)

Boruto: Mom! Tell that moron I have for a father to stop using my computer.

Hinata: Don’t use those mean words with him; your dad uses your computer because his laptop is for work only. Nara-san keeps a record of what he does with it in case there is an emergency that requires further investigation, and… well, your dad doesn’t want him to know about what he likes to do in his free time.

Boruto: He doesn’t want uncle Nara to know? What could be so embarrasing?

Himawari: Nii-chan, dad has a channel on KonohaTube, didn’t you know? He uploads One Piece AMVs, most of them about pairings. His name online is “BlondieFoxie9″ .

Boruto: Oh God…

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Sarada: I hate how KonohaTube keeps on recommending me “BlondieFoxie9′s” channel. The SanjixNami ship she likes so much is stupid, LuffyxNami is the only true end game.

Sasuke: Sarada, if you are done with your pirate shows I want to record the new video for my channel.

Sakura: Darling, you are on KonohaTube?! Oh my… show it to me!!

Sarada: He can’t. Everytime he tries to record a video for his channel, “UchihaTomatoAvenger”, he ends up deleting the whole thing because it’s not good enough. The only video he has is the introduction one promissing to tell the truth about the Uchiha… and he uploaded it three months ago!

Sasuke: I don’t point out enough times how great Itachi was… and that can’t remain untold.

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Rock Lee: Three months and this UchihaTomato guy hasn’t told a thing about the Uchiha massacre. He must have be trolling… in which cruel world we live in men forget about their promises?! A nasty, horrible one indeed!!!

TenTen: Stop whining Lee. Check if my new video is already uploaded, KonohaTube needs high quality content.

Rock Lee: High quality content? It’s just you pranking Kakashi and Gai-sensei.

TenTen: To prank is an art, and I’m the best at it. That’s the reason my channel is called “PrankEmpress1010″

Metal Lee: I thought that was because the first 1009 empresses were already taken.

Rock Lee: Metal!!! Turtle Strech for 20 minutes as punishment

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Mirai: TenTen-san keeps on doing this stuff? Gai students are the worst.

Temari: Stop giving her visits!

Mirai: Sorry sensei. Let’s go back to training.

Temari: Shikadai! record everything Mirai and I do, and add a popular song later to it. I’m not letting that hot-blooded loser to be more popular than me online.

Shikadai: What a drag… why would shinobi like to see other shinobi training if not to steal their techniques. You didn’t think this through.

Shikamaru: Shhh, do what she wants while I delete the troll comments of this “CloudSamuraiChick”. If your mothers finds out about them I’ll have to listen to her whining all day.

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Karui: hahaha, Temari blocked me again from her “SandMilf1outof3″ channel. Now back to bash “YamanakaArt”

ChoCho: That’s Inojin’s channel, not his mom’s

Karui: Yeah, but the one who gets enraged with bad feedback is her. Tomorrow she will be bitching about it.

Chouji: What are you two doing?

ChoCho: There’s no food of hot guys involved, so I guess boring myself to death.

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Ino: Who is this disgusting witch saying?! My baby’s art is perfect… PERFECT!!!

Sai: That’s because you haven’t seen it… Ino, don’t hit the screen!

Inojin: You don’t understand my art dad, nobody does. I don’t need these negative vibes… let me watch kittens on Kiba-san’s channel.

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Kiba: Muahahahahaha… “HokagePuppy8″ is the most popular channel on KonohaTube. And all thanks to these idiots’ obsession with kittens doing stuff.

Tamaki: I’m so happy you are earning so much money thanks to my babies. Now we can finally pay our wedding.

Kiba: That’s it! We’ll dress Akamaru’s puppy as a groom and that black kitten over there as a bride… I’m a genius!

Tamaki: haha, yeah… but go back to OUR wedding.

Kiba: I can even show up as the priest. Tamaki, sew me a costume!

Tamaki: Are you ignoring me?

Kiba: This is gold!

Tamaki: Yes, you are

oh boy, where do i begin

first, let me just say that i don’t always know what i want out of soukoku??? 

Bungou Stray Dogs in general really appeals to both the writer and fangirl in me. soukoku especially!!! how can i explain this—but i was both disappointed and relieved when Dazai just left Chuya like this?

i really appreciate their partnership and rivalry. i love their dynamics and parallels! and as a writer, i see so many interesting possibilities with soukoku! 

but do i want their ship to have canon moments that we can easily interpret as lovey-dovey? in all honestly, i have to fight myself to say this, but no. i want to see more angst, feelings of betrayal and disinterest, more bickering and childish antics, and whatnot. does that mean i don’t want fanservice? hELL NO

The Ship    

objectively speaking, i accept soukoku as a non-canon ship, but i’m still a proud member of soukoku hell *shows you my badge* this isn’t even my main blog anymore—i reblog all my favorite soukoku gems on @cilly-musouka. there’s also some really hot stuff on Vine for soukoku. thank you to all my soukoku dealers, i love you

on that note, their angsty partnership makes their ship so very enjoyable. angsty ships are my favorite kind. 

and while i want fanservice out of this series, i also want Asagiri-san to stay true to their characters. entertaining story elements are hard to come by, and their partnership and rivalry is really something, so i don’t want to forsake it for my fangirl needs. just look at the thrill in Chuya’s eyes when he’s fighting Dazai in the anime opening:


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