i will ship them despite of everything

slytherinvarisixx  asked:

What are your favorite ships? And btw, your drawing is just AMAZING I love it so much ♡

weeellllll, premise that I prefer the canon ships, and among all my favorite ship EVER is:

Lupin & Tonks really  deserve much more! ♥ I love them. I love Tonks and the way, despite everything, she struggles to be with the person she loves. 
About the other ships..probably the one I like the most is Wolfstar! :) 
Anyway thank you so so much!! :)


“Please forgive us.”

The ones Obi-Wan Kenobi loved most.

He deserved better. *gross sobbing*

Ok so @coralreefskim asked how the creators could say that deep inside Keith is a happy kid after everything the vlog has shown us. Here’s my take on that:

Keith on his own is a pretty self-confident person. He knows very well what he’s capable of (even if his emotions sometimes blind him to knowing when to stop like when he took on Zarkon). Here, have some examples of that:

He isn’t self-depreciating when it comes to his skills, he even has fun facing challenges he knows he can win. He isn’t afraid of calling other people out if they do something wrong or don’t take something seriously enough. He can also handle getting criticized without lashing out/wallowing in self-hate:

So yeah, Keith is self-confident. He knows he can depend on himself - he knows his faults as the vlog has shown us but they don’t stop him. Never have, never will. He dislikes his temper and really tries to work on it (Keith constantly strives to improve himself; his battle skills, his temper, everything) but it doesn’t stop him from being self-confident. 

Same goes for his abandonment issues. He knows they are there, they hurt if he thinks about them - but he doesn’t let them stop him. Not when it comes to the team. Yes, he shies back when someone genuinely seems to dislike him like Allura in s2, but he really genuinely loves his team and tries to work past it. He is incredibly protective of them, has always been right from when they first formed voltron in e1:

and he tries opening up to them!

Thinking about his past hurts. Thinking about how unsure he is if the team really understands him hurts too. But Keith is a logical person, he rationally knows that the team values him as a member. He teases and plays around with them. 

The way I see it, 90% of the time he doesn’t dwell on his issues. That’s just not the kind of person he is. Fuck, yeah, of course it hurts, of course there will be bad days where he can’t help but think of his mom, where he can’t help but ask himself if he will ever reach a point where he can normally connect with people. Where he will question if he will ever be able of walking out of a heated argument where the other side seems to hate him and not ask himself if their friendship is over now. 

But when he others don’t hurt him, when they hug him and include him in their jokes and tell him they believe in him and that he belongs to the team-

-he’s happy!! Looking at all these screenshots it doesn’t surprise me that Lance is the paladin he grew closest to in s3, he is the one that most often makes him feel included. Keith has issues, sure, but most of the time they don’t stop him from being happy. He is a fighter, he takes what he gets and runs with it. In s2 he wasn’t angry at his dad for not being around anymore, he sees his shack in the desert as well as the castle ship as his home, he likes quiet places despite being left alone to his thoughts there, the thing that excited him the most about going to space back at the garrison was “exploring it”. 

So, to summarize: Keith has issues and insecurities and is very much aware of them but he’s still making the most of everything he’s got!! :D He’s a strong boy ♥

Imagine being nervous to find out you have a bed scene with your best friend, and crush, Tom in your new movie because you know he can make it all very realistic.

“Don’t worry, love.” his smooth voice almost made your heart calm down – almost though “I am not going to do anything you don’t want me to.” he said with a slightly mischievous grin and you bit your lower lip.

Pull away too soon” you thought to yourself but in the end shook the thought off.

“I would never doubt it, Thomas.” you giggled as you leaned back in your chair, playing with a page from the script “You are ever the gentleman, all of the years I’ve known you.” you smiled at your best friend and he gave you back an adorable one as well.

“A gentleman at times and a really bad boy when needed.” he winked at you and you giggled, hitting his shoulder “Don’t worry, (Y/n), really I promise I won’t take it too far. Or at least I will try to.” he added the last part with a shrug and you rolled your eyes.

Please just take it as far as you can” you let your thoughts run wild so much you had to take a large sip of your coffee to fight the bllush away.

“Tom” you glared at him though you couldn’t never really be angry at something like this. Being in love with your best friend had a lot more disadvantages than you actually thought at first, and you had began to discover all of them during all these years of knowing Tom. And now you were going to work with him, you knew the boundaries of this friendship were really going to get blurry.

You shook your head “You better, bad boy. Because I will prove to you how little you know your best friend.” you said looking at him from the corner of your eyes.

“Is that so?” his eyebrows shot up as his interest peaked “Perhaps, we should really practice first then.”

“Oh you wish, William.” you smirked at him “It’s not like we need to anyway… right?”

“Why- why are you asking, (Y/n)?” he frowned, finally getting a little serious until realization downed and his eyebrows shot up “Wait you- you have done a bed scene before, right?”

“Well, excuse me Mr Hiddleston if I’ve put my singing career first all this time and finally managed to catch up with acting too! It’s not like a crime or anything.” you huffed, shaking your head although truth was you couldn’t help but feel even more nervous at the prospect of that scene alone. Not to mention it being with the man you had feelings for but didn’t want to reveal a thing.

“No, of course not darling. You know I was the one that supported you on that.” he said, placing a hand on top of yours and despite everything you caught yourself relaxing.

“Just wait till the fans hear this.” you breathed out with a chuckle “They’ve been shipping us for so long, even if they knew we are only friends. It seems like every time we mentioned it, it just made them want to see us together even more. They didn’t care, we are just OTP to them.”

“Yeah, yeah they actually have.” you glanced at him when you heard the tone in his voice. It sounded almost longing, nostalgic and you knew there was something more there but you didn’t have time to try to decipher it because he cleared his throat and put on back a smile that could be convincing to others but not you. He was an amazing actor, yes, but he could never fool you.

“And now not only are we going to be in the same movie but you are practically going to take my v-card on camera? Wow I am sure it will break the internet!” you laughed, taking another small sip of your coffee.

“I’m- what?” his eyebrows shot up as he stared at you in disbelief and you frowned at him until it downed on you.

“No- Tom, no!” you all-but-shrieked “For the love of, Hiddleston! I’m really starting to think I don’t know you here. I didn’t mean literally!” you shook your head, huffing.

He just mumbled an “Oh” and laughed nervously, taking a sip of his own drink and placed it back next to his own script.

“But-” the smile returned on his lips “Now that you mention it, can you imagine the posts?” he asked and a giggle left your lips.

“The fans’ or yours?” you raised an eyebrow at your friend and he erupted in laughter.

“Why are you saying that? I haven’t started teasing them that much… yet.” he shrugged “But now that we got the script… a little sneak peek wouldn’t be bad, right?”

“You little-” you stopped yourself, laughing “You know, now I really understand why the picked you for Loki.”

“Oh come on! Hey do you have your phone?” he asked and you nodded your head “Remember that photo you had accidentally sent me of you in your bed?” and oh boy how could you ever forget that “How about you post it with something about practicing huh?” he smirked as he already leaned over your seat to try and take hold of your bag that had your phone.

“What?!” your eyes widened “Tom, no! I may be decent enough in it but it certainly not meant for the internet with the caption you have in mind! Tom!” you screamed, a giggle leaving as he tried to get it from your bag. You grabbed it and held it to yourself but he man was not having any of it.

“Come on, love. They’re going to love it, especially my comments on it.” he grinned the smile that made you weak on the knees.

“Tom, I said no! Nothing will make me give you that photo.” you shook your head furiously.

“Nothing?” he breathed out, getting more serious and only then did you realize his face was inches away rom yours “Are you sure about that love?” he whispered and you really caught yourself wondering about the answer you were going to give him. Could you say it? And even more: What was he really going to do about it?

“A kiss probably?”

  • Winston Churchill: it's nice to finally meet you and America, Mister President.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: it surely is. It's nice to see both England and America interacting quite nicely with one another, despite how America explained England's personality to me...
  • Winston Churchill: oh I heard about America from England too! More swearing in my side, I'm sure. But now that I look at it, they're not so bad with one another- ...
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: um, Mister Churchill? Is everything okay-?
  • Winston Churchill: I ship them.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: what??

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.

anonymous asked:

I love seeing people gush over why they love Destiel, so may I ask, why do you love Destiel?

Well - for the long version, I invite you to read my fics, because that’s where I put everything that I love about both Dean and Cas and also the way they are together and all those things that make my heart go weeeeeeee, and as for the short version -

Narratively speaking, I love how unhurriedly and organically that love between them grew, because most of the time, TV and movie romances are forced and they never give you any explanation as to why those two characters would fall for each other, exactly, and you’re just left with this impression that, duh, hot people will automatically pair up and love itself is just about, I don’t know, dropping half a muffin on someone while wearing a darling dress and your hair’s not combed but you still look dropdead gorgeous ‘cause you’re Emma Stone or some shit (but of course, you don’t know you’re cute, that’s what matters) and the guy brushes off the crumbs and he’s rude about it but you can’t stop thinking about him all day ‘cause of course, he’s Ryan bloody Gosling and BAM, that’s how the magic happens. And that’s mostly why I don’t like and don’t watch romance stuff - because in my experience, that’s not how love happens, and I consider that way of looking at the world more dangerous than gore and horror (hashtag why are Tarantino movies age-restricted and yet we keep pushing Sparks novels on kids). So, well, I wasn’t expecting a love story in Supernatural at all and I love the fact we didn’t have to suffer though what usually happens and how Dean and Cas just - did it all on their own, in a way, in open rebellion of who they are and the orders they were given and the unforgiving world they live in.

And as for the story itself - it just works, doesn’t it? Even if it wasn’t planned, it’s plain perfect, because Dean - Dean is someone who has (had) no faith, and no self-love at all, and Cas was literally put on his path to invite him to believe and tell him he was special (I think I wrote somewhere that based on that, it doesn’t even matter if Cas looks like Misha Collins - he could have been a green goat and Dean would still have fallen for him). And as for Cas - Dean is what Cas’ longed for his whole life - a way out, and a way towards a deeper part of himself Cas knows is there, but is not sure what to do with. A man afraid of flying and an angel afraid of falling meet in the middle, as the famous tagline goes. And I love how they circled around each other at first, how they learned to trust each other and understand each other and finally love each other - and, most of all, how soft they are with each other - Dean’s been taught never to do that, never to open up, never to be vulnerable, and Cas’ a soldier, he was literally bred for battle, and yet - they look at each other and treat each other with such profound care, it’s heartbreaking to watch. 

And at this point, of course, the problem is sex - not only for the writers and the producers and the money people, because what happens if we make it truly gay, but also for the characters themselves - that’s all there is to it - and that makes it interesting, because sex is never an obstacle in ‘traditional’ stories - no, there it’s mostly falling into bed together and there’s never any problem and they both come right, left and centre, but here - here’s definitely where you see how deeply Christian Supernatural is at its core, because Dean and Cas know they love each other now, that’s textual, and I’m convinced Dean thinks Cas simply doesn’t want him, not like that, and Cas is not sure if he should even offer, because he doesn’t understand sexuality very well, so there’s this tension and shame and uncertainty there which - and this is important, this changes everything - is not the usual American teen comedy nonsense like ‘he’ll think I’m a slut’ and ‘abortions kill your spleen and then you die’ and ‘I respect her too much to put my he-stick inside her’ - nope - this is more similar to those stories Supernatural was modeled on, medieval chansons de geste where sex in not a sin in itself, it’s you having a sense of self that’s the problem, and that’s beautiful and tragic and choke-full of that I’m not good enough for you mud we all wade through, every day, our whole lives, so that’s the other thing I love about Destiel - that it uses the timeless trope of the love story between a human and an immortal being in the best possible way - to reflect upon our humanity, to wonder if we deserve to be saved - a question which despite everything, still resonates with us, because that’s who we still are - a breed of apes who randomly became something more and basically spent its entire time span on this Earth prodding in awe and terror at the question why me.

Masterlist - Reactions (2017)

Their s/o used to be a gymnast

You being a famous youtuber/blogger

You not eating properly bc of stress

Their s/o being the indoors type

Finding out you were a victim of physical abuse

Their s/o having social phobia and body dysmorphia

Their s/o’s military brother died

You passing out bc of dehydration

You getting a facial piercing

Their s/o suddenly being struck by intense pain

Hearing their s/o fart for the first time

You having a habit of biting your lips, making them bleed

Finding out who you think is the second most handsome member

You confessing to them while drunk 

Finding out their s/o is bisexual

Liking their new makeup artist

You speaking another language

Their secret s/o watching them from behind the scenes of a show

Accusing you of using them in a fight

Their s/o only really shows affection to their dog

Their s/o ignoring their texts/calls bc of Pokémon

Their idol crush covering The 1975′s “Falling for you” and looking at them

You being good at using a butterfly knife

You always leaving them cute sticky notes

Their s/o poking their face a lot

Their s/o being 5′5, but getting angry when called short

You having three jobs, and trying to get a fourth

You going bodies with someone #2

Your mum dying and you taking custody of your younger brother

Their usually reserved s/o initiating skinship around the members for the first time

Figuring out they’re in love

Their s/o never having received a lot of love

Their s/o drawing them a lot

Having to say goodbye when leaving for their mandatory military service

Their crush calling them beautiful, but meaning to say “I love you”

Continuation of another request, where you apologize for what happened

People shipping them with their secret idol s/o

Their idol s/o is bullied by another idol

Their s/o is someone who laugh at everything 

They’re on  a variety show and start developing a crush on another idol

Their s/o not moving when they sleep 

You making them food despite soon being due to give birth

You saved money to buy their parents something expensive (but useful)

You taking naps in odd positions

Their s/o being underweight, and wanting to continue being underweight

Their s/o shows up at a meet and greet as a surprise after not seeing them for a long time 

so i talk a lot about francy and why they’d be good together but i guess i should also make a post why they’re not good together – not because i want to ruin my own ship but tbh sometimes the angst is worth it (also this is a v long list i’m sorry)

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Dear, Bamily 

We just wanted to take the time out to thank everyone in the bamon fandom, it’s been a series of lows and highs over the past 8 years but we managed to stick together, support bamon and get them places most canon ships haven’t. We were nominated twice for a teen choice and once for MTV ship of the year and runner up in zimbo march madness in 2016. We have actors that love and support our ship despite TPTB advising them against it and that’s something we should all be happy and proud of. We remained loyal and with the help of the most creative side of the tvd fandom we were able to bring bamon to life in the way we WANT to. Everyone from our giffers, vidders, artists, editors and writers I can’t say enough how much we appreciate everything you gave and will continue to give us when tvd ends forever.

 We also wish the actors of our ship Kat Graham & Ian Somerhalder the best of luck in all of their future endeavors and THANK YOU for bamon!


Tarsus IV - Part 3, further Star Trek Episodes and WoK

Part 1/Part 2

Not as closely related as Part 2, but still worth mentioning is the curious behavior Jim displays throughout “Trouble with Tribbles”. In the beginning Jim may not exactly be fond of the Tribbles that start to appear everywhere on his ship and the space station, but he is still mildly amused by them. Right up until the moment they begin to mess with the food supply aboard the ship. It’s nothing serious, even if it’s annoying that the little furballs have already eaten everything the replicator produces before it is even fully on the intended plate. The crew can easily get their meals on the station. And I know that especially the scene above is supposed to be funny. But there is a certain parallel to the fact that the tribbles devour the entire supply food and even of the grain on the station despite heavy surveillance, and the destruction of entire fields worth of food due to a fungus infestation. Coupled with the fact that Jim seems to be genuinely distressed about the entire affair I thought it was worth mentioning. 

Counted among other hints toward the events could be Jim’s reluctance to lose weight when Bones comments on his level on fitness and makes him change his diet on an occasion (“The Corbomite Maneuver”).

But one of the more obvious connections to Tarsus IV is this scene taken from the second Star Trek movie “The Wrath of Khan.”

They are stranded on an apparently barren moon, Saavik is unable to contact the Enterprise and McCoy mentions, justifiably so, that the ship either fled or was destroyed. It seems strange to his companions when Jim asks for food in the middle of an emergency situation, Bones even says as much. But in the light of Jim surviving a famine once it’s actually a completely logical concern. They ARE indeed in an emergency situation stranded on a barren wasteland of a moon inside a research station for an unforeseeable amount of time. So of course Jim draws the connection to Tarsus IV and his number one concern for immediate survival is food.

anonymous asked:

You think MikaYuu will actually be canon? People always says "it won't be canon 'cause OnS is a shonen" or "it won't be canon 'cause OnS is written by a male" but I really don't think these are valid arguments. (love your blog. sorry for bad english)

Those arguments are silly. There’re actual shonen mangas with LGBT characters.

Yu Yu Hakusho was a shounen, written by a man and has gay characters and in HxH it’s kind of hinted that killugon is a thing too, because Togashi supports LGBT.

Shingeki no Kyojin has Ymir and Historia too, and it’s written by a man.

At the very least, Shonen jump might not want it to be canon but *shrugs* then all he would have to do is not pair them with someone else and hint at mika/yuu. (Like korrasami)

Bad arguments made by people with low-quality thought processes tbh.

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So I’m just going to come out and say it.

If you’re a Jonsa or Jonerys shipper (yeah I’m not censoring this post because it’s targeted at you) and you think Jonrya is a crackship that encourages pedophilia and incest, then you should take a massive step back and check yourself.

Please bear in mind before you raise your banners that I’m referring to those that go out of your way to disrespect my ship. This is not a post telling you your ship is wrong or mine is right.

But if you’re going to bring out labels to trash a ship, you’d best make sure you don’t end up looking like a hypocrite.

Don’t believe me? Let’s begin.

To Jonerys shippers,

You are shipping aunt and nephew. That is incest in literally every culture, country, language, planet. Cousin marriages are still practiced and are not frowned upon in many societies. Try again.

“It doesn’t count because they don’t know they’re related but Jon and Arya grew up as siblings,” you say.

Yes. Yes it does count. DNA doesn’t give a shit about circumstances of birth, and neither should you.

The Targaryens married brother and sister, raised under the same roof, for generations, just saying.

“But Jonrya is pedophilia!!!” you say, beginning to get angry.

Dany was married at 13 to Khal Drogo, who is many years older than good old Jonny boy. Their relationship is romanticized all the time. I’d say that is far creepier but what do I know? I’m just someone who is aware that Arya is 16 in the show and 12 in the new book.

“12 is still a child,” you say, grinding your teeth.

Oh, is it? Well spotted. This is Westeros, folks. If child marriages in this universe make you squeamish, I suggest you find something else for your uncorrupted mind. Besides, Jonrya fans have always spoken of their ship in the future. You know what happens in the future? 12-year olds aren’t 12 anymore. Shocking, I know.

Besides, the definition of a child in this universe is very different to our world, and I can’t believe I have to actually say this. For God’s sake, Bran at the age of 9 considers himself almost a man grown. I rest my case.

“Jon is still much older.”

Jon is five years older. My parents are ten years apart, and yet, here I am. I should ask them how ever they got over their disgust at their age gap to procreate.

I could go on, but it’s time to move on to an even more hypocritical ship.

Dearest Jonsa shippers,

Everything above applies to you and more. But I have to say, despite our differences, I admire your tenacity.

I admire how you ship a girl only two years older than Arya, and then turn around and say she is a child.

I admire how you ship Sansa with her cousin, and then turn around and say it’s not “as incestuous” because she was less sister-y than the other sister so it totally doesn’t count because reasons.

Newsflash, that’s not how this works.

Your ship is incest.

All our ships are incest so it’s not a critique, but for shit’s sake, enough with the whole “Jon and Arya are siblings but Jon and Sansa are not.”

Just because your sibling is a bitch to you or ignores you, does not make them any less your sibling.

Also, two years’ gap is not a big deal, and most definitely does not separate an adult from a child.

I’m going to end this right here, since I’ve said what I needed to.

Ship anything you want, I literally could not give less of a fuck, but please don’t go name-calling and taking a shit on something people enjoy.

Thank you.

Man the one thing that I really want out of this Lost Light arc is for Rodimus to just…fucking LOSE it.

Like legitimately fucking deck Megs and really let loose all of the shit that he’s had to repress ever since being placed on this ship via Optimas’ orders (and being made “co-captain” of all things!! Co-captain. On a privately owned ship.)

I just want him to go rampant and rage and shout about everything that was taken away from him since that day: about how HIS ship was taken by Getaway, about HIS crew abandoning him to die on the Necroworld, about how HIS competency as a captain was usurped by an outside power that really had no business interceding with his plans despite their former rank.

And then I want him to reestablish his control over the situation. I want him to have them remember all of the things that he’s accomplished and all the things he’s been through because CLEARLY the rest of them have forgotten.

I need this kid to have his confidence back and take back control.

And then I want him to punch Getaway in the dick.

anonymous asked:

The fandom has become so toxic, Matty. I don't even know how to stay here anymore without going berserk. Uttering a single word gets me such backlash it makes me weep. I've blocked and muted and everything in between. Nothing works. I don't know why I'm telling you this but please help me. I don't know what to do anymore.

Oh, anon. I’m so, so very sorry to hear this. Have a hug, first and foremost.

I’m nobody to tell you what to do but since you left this in my inbox, I cannot leave this unanswered. 

Trust me, we all have our moments. I did as well and I took a break because sometimes that’s the only thing you can do. So, you do you without any hesitation.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - the thing is that the fandom is sentient. It’s something that I realized a while ago but this fandom is sentient. It holds so many people within itself, from different backgrounds, cultures, genders, and what not. Imagine every difference you can conceive and put it all together under one blanket. So many thousands of people with so many different energies. And all of it feeding the fandom. Nobody is a nobody. Every single one of us is important. Everything is symbiotic.

For me, fandom is a sentient being. When there is a great moment (think the teaser for 3x20) it thrives and lives spectacularly. When there are hard times (think entire season 5), it slumps and sighs in weariness. The fandom lives because of us. We hold the reins of its life, and as so many different people, it’s inevitable that the lows will come with the highs. It is also inevitable that there will be people who disagree with you, people who’ll never like you, people with whom you’d never mix. But there are also people who would. Those are the ones I focus on.

I love Oliver. I love Felicity. Together and as individuals. I love them because they are not perfect. I love them because they are flawed human beings who make mistakes and learn and persevere through situations that break people. They inspire me and I love them. 

I may not agree with the show sometimes. (I definitely don’t) 

I may think the story sucks sometimes (I definitely do) 

I may think the characters deserve better most times (I absolutely do) 

I may miss the old way (I really do) 

I may want to smack Oliver on his head or shake Felicity sometimes. (I do)

I may want to invade the Writers Room and change the scripts (a lot)

But that does not change the one basic fact underneath everything - I connect to Olicity. (Even when they’re going through the bad times, I connect to them)

And that’s the entire point, anon. All of us are here because, despite our numerous differences and stands, at some point, we connected to them. We are united by one simple thing - Olicity. 

It’s not just a ship or a phenomenon anymore. It’s a way of life. And life has a way of being harsh sometimes.

Everyone has a right to their opinion and they should - that’s what makes everything dynamic and stops us from being sheep. Sometimes it gets rough, sometimes it’s smooth. But the most important thing is that this fandom is here because of the connection each and every one of us feels to Oliver and Felicity.

I know sometimes things become very bleak. Sometimes I get upset too, it’s unnatural not to. Thankfully, I have friends I vent to in those moments and they smack sense into me. And with that sense, also comes a reminder. About not just the bad, but the good of this fandom.

This is the same fandom that unites with a fierceness that’s unbelievable when faced with adversaries. This is the same fandom that put everything else aside and got together for a week during MTV Ship of the Year to grab that victory for our babies. This is the same fandom where Person A may not like Person B but they’d slay any outsider raising a finger at them.

I agree it has it’s hard moments, but it has those moments too that will remain with us for the rest of our lives, experiences that we couldn’t have gone through anywhere else. I like to focus on those usually. As long as people know what they are here for, that Olicity is the core of this fandom, it’s all good. I am not here for everyone who agrees or disagrees with me. I am here for Oliver and Felicity and my connection to them. This is my happy place, not naturally, but because I try my damnedest to keep it so.

So, do what makes you feel happiest here, anon. Take a break if that’s what makes you happy. Leave or stay if that does. Meet people or sit in your own corner, ignore what you don’t like or take a stand- it’s all on you. Choose your battles, as they say.

It’s like writing a story (and I’m using this analogy because this is who I am). There may be people who hate it, people who tell you they hate it, people who criticize everything harshly. But there are also people who believe and encourage and take the time to give you the best of their love. That’s who you focus on. That’s how you keep writing.

Have your own opinions. Stay strong to them. Respect what others say. They have a reason for the way they feel too. We don’t know where anyone comes from and being judgemental is the easy path, not the correct one.

Live and let live. Do you. Be happy. Try and make the most of the good bits.

Because we are in a relationship with Oliver and Felicity. And relationships are not easy, but then, 

And when I say now that I ship Frank Castle and Karen Page with all my heart, I don’t just mean that in the love relationship sense of the word. I mean it in the mentor sense, in the friendship sense, in the I-have-got-your-back sense, in the caretaking sense, in the encouragement sense, in the confidence and confiding sense, and in the sense where they see the light and dark in one another and run with it because it’s brutal and relentless and everything they need in their life right now. A need they both recognised at varying points within that seasonal narrative – and tried to dissuade and disengage from. But it’s hard to stay away from someone who just “gets it”, and even harder to pretend you don’t sense that connection jump every time you get in one room together.

This is an excerpt of a post I made on my old blog in late March last year. The rest of the post isn’t that interesting.. hence the excerpt, haha.) To me, this is the core of why I ship Kastle. It’s why I haven’t stopped shipping it since S2 aired and why I don’t see myself turning away from the ship in future. 

It’s about so much more than love. I have previously argued that I don’t want this ship to become romantic canon. I may occasionally write it in fic as romantic, or relationship-y, or any variant thereof, but I don’t want to see any of that in canon in the foreseeable future. I don’t have to see it become canon that way. Relationships don’t have to be romantic. Ships don’t have to have romance as their centrepiece. 

What I want, more than anything, is a continuation of this fascinating dynamic that grew between these two characters in S2. I want them to care about each other, I want them to be in each other’s orbit, I want them to be both good and bad for each other because that’s the way this really messy thing between them operates, and I want them to just keep winding up in the same coffee-providing place together despite everything else that’s going on in their lives. I want it to be that level of casual, that level of them being a part of each other’s lives in whatever form is most convenient to them at the time, and I want it to be an anchor they’re both trying their hardest to run away from. 

When I say “hey, I ship Castle with Page and Page with Castle”, I don’t mean “let’s have them fall in love and live happily ever after”. What I mean is “this dynamic was hands-down the best part of S2 to me and I think it’d be brilliant to have it continue in their future narratives” and what I also mean is “this relationship has got a lot of heart and if I want to write romantic slow burns and character explorations about it nobody’s gonna stop me from doing so”. 

Voltron Group Chat
  • Lance: Hoo boy we're on the edge of being arrested by the police
  • Lance: We're on the run NOTHING CAN STOP US
  • Shiro: What happened
  • Lance: Well, there's a really furry alien and Keith's geeking out about the swords
  • Lance: I stole them from him
  • Lance: He attacked me so I held them higher
  • Lance: Now he's trying to reach it
  • Pidge: You know despite everything I still ship you two

… i keep thinking on and off about oras aftermath. Not impacts on the region, but on the respective teams & leaders.

Even though we’ve seen them turn over a new leaf, i feel that they would still face the repercussions :grunts who might feel disillusioned/used/lied to, civilians who cannot forgive the teams for crimes they’ve committed/ who sees them as bad despite their changed attitude, as well as the team leaders’ own conscience reminding them that they almost destroyed the world…

I’m curious how they would react to these.

anonymous asked:

I disagree with anon. There's hating a ship, then there's hating the character itself. Even without SS, Sakura was still largely hated across the fanbase for the most shallow of reasons. Some still blame her for Neji's death. I really doubt SS expected Sakura to get shafted to this point; from what I've seen, they are just as angry and sadden by this. At the same time, I'm aware that NH (not all shipper, if they are reading!) really only "supported" SS just to get Sakura out of the way. (1)

Honestly, I never meet Sakura hate so strong from that fandom. I remembered how the majority started acting all haughty with SS after The Last, then outright dropped SS when Gaiden came out. Some were even disappointed that Karin wasn’t outright confirmed the mother and called the manga a waste. For those NH who used to “support” SS, you would think they’ll have some sympathy for their “sister” shippers? (2)

The legit hate for Sakura is honestly so incredulous to me. The only fandom I’ve been in with character hate half as strong was Kingdom Hearts with Kairi. And even then the hate was half as strong, and only within fandom. The hate died down over the years. But Sakura? The fandom, SP, SJ, assistants, editors, hate her to this point? They are absolutely okay with erasing her importance within the manga? Okay with giving Hinata everything they hated in Sakura? The interview with Kishi (3)

comparing Sakura to a secondary character, overall downgrading her importance in the manga made me sad. But the reaction from NH succeed my disappointment in Kishi, and I only felt even more bitterness towards NH and Hinata. (4)

It’s why I can never like Hinata or NH, no matter how much they try and convince me. To be happy that they aren’t force to acknowledge Sakura as a heroine? Was NS that intimidating? Was Sakura that bad? I’m sorry that this small thing turned to a rant, but I felt if Sakura (and Team 7) was in a different fandom than this one. To have hate so strong that even her own creator hates her along with the franchise? To STILL blame her for Neji? I’m just so sad that this is what she is reduced to. (5)

I only wanted better for her, but with this fandom it’s like you have to go above and beyond for her just to get that fandom to like her even a little. On top of that, deal with a franchise that wants nothing to do with her either. Yet they will put Hinata on a pedestal and call her the heroine? The franchise legitimately putting her as a main cast, when she was barely a secondary in Part 2? How did she became relevant and shoved into our face as being better than Sakura? (End)


Granted, that was/is also a factor but it’s the SS that was the fuel to NH by some sort of sick alliance, and then trying to bury every shit Kishi threw at Sakura via Sasuke because of her proximity to Naruto and the possibility of her being with Naruto in the end. But these are old shannenigans.

Granted, Sakura was hated in the fandom because of the most stupid reasons, however when it came down to comparing her with Hinata, if it weren’t for a let’s say very ardent fan of Hinata’s everyone knew and acknowledged the fact that Sakura tops Hinata no matter what. It was basic knowledge 101.

But then Studio Pierrot came and started the stealing. Sakura is a medical ninja? Everyone is a medical ninja.

Sakura has a superior chakra control, even moreso than her powerhouses of teammates? Everyone gets it.

Sakura can tell via her medical ninjutsu where it hurts in the body or it’s a certain problem? Throw that away, make Hinata tell her via her Byakugan because lol Sakura surely must’ve forgotten to do that with only medical ninjutsu via water detection, in order to force down our throats a friendship that never really was there - at most, some respect showed by Sakura to Hinata, never the viceversa. 

Some still blame her for Neji’s death because things were written as such. That was the effect they wanted. While Sakura the medical ninja couldn’t be there when Naruto called for a medic-nin, have Hinata-hime-sama be there and offer him the emotional support he needed (although via Sakura was shown to us what he really needed, but anyway). Sakura was written off at that point to make place for Hinata, all while in the meantime Studio Pierrot via their shitty interventions was already stealing everything from Sakura and giving it to Hinata. SS-ers saw that, they were here with us as well. We were already screaming about the damage control Sakura was taking because of Hinata but most of them didn’t care, as long as it took NaruSaku out of the way…

And dear boy I know I screamed right and left about this because I saw the bullshit they’re trying to pull. I don’t know exactly for how long you’re around the fandom anon, but as I said before, I came from a NH and SS background that went along with NS given the development. And also besides that, what made me distance from NH mostly was their hate for Sakura. I was a NH shipper that happened to like Sakura very much. And so, being accustomed to how these pairings function, I saw the impending shit that was about to come, and screamed about it, but who was going to listen? I was a NaruSaku, to hell with me, despite me saying multiple times that before being a NaruSaku or any other type of shipper, I am a Sakura fan. 

So you see, here it’s a mix of many elements at the middle, and sadly they did have a major contribution to this, sorry to say it. Not all of them, ofc, but…

And it was never a sister ship with them… It was an alliance against NaruSaku. That was the immediate threat to them. Everyone knew that Kishi wouldn’t have the balls to end it with NaruSasu because of the controversy (despite drawing them in also), so the next best thing was NaruSaku - especially given the story’s construction mechanisms - everything was pointing at NaruSaku, no matter how much some still want to deny it. It’s basic storytelling 101 in a piece of literature (more or less).

Hell, they even changed the story triangle. There was one always inside team 7, and now in his newest interview Kishi mentions one that was nonexistent between Naruto, Sakura and Hinata. He literally took all the things that NH were fantasizing about and used them as “logical explanation” when his own story was contradicting him.

And yes, for some stupid reason people hated Sakura because Kishimoto pulled at the heart strings of people with poor orphan Naruto, but God forbid someone points Naruto’s horrible behavior, they must be linched - which Sakura does at the beginning of the story. Naruto was after all a pretty stupid kid that did stupid things. Yes, he had ulterior motives, but does that excuse his behavior? If we cannot excuse the behavior of one, why excuse his, know what I mean? 

And also people aren’t used to look at the broader picture because somehow … reasons. Yes, Sakura told him all those things, but at the same time supported him and his stupid dream with her love for Sasuke and her “horrible” behavior still did much more than Hinata with her love for Naruto.  But then people come with the excuse that she was shy. So we can excuse Hinata of her shyness for NOT helping Naruto when he most needed it, but we cannot excuse Sakura for expressing her pissed self at Naruto whenever he did something stupid DESPITE ACTIVELY doing stuff for him? Hmm, I smell double standards.

And yes, it’s funny how when they take stuff from Sakura and add them to Hinata everyone is okay, because it’s Hinata. This only once more shows the double standards and hipocrisy that lies deep within the collective counsciousness of this very fandom.

And, after all, it’s not the fandom’s fault as much as it is Kishi’s and how he never put his finger on something for certain, out of God knows what reasons… I can only speculate, but some are for certain - he doesn’t have a backbone.

From defending fiercely your heroine to actively replacing her… pfft. Laughable.

If he would’ve had a backbone he would’ve finished the story properly. You know how they say “Stand for what you believe in, even if you stand alone”.

Something he tried pushing with Naruto, too bad he failed miserably.

I wanted better for her too, and actually trusted Kishi he will do better. I created theories about where he’d be going with her, things that eventually come to fruition (her seal, chakra nature and some others), but the thing that disgusted me the most about this was seeing some things that were clearly going to go to Sakura, being used for Hinata, dare I say some ideas I layed down in my theories, being used now, via other means.

At first I thought it’s me being crazy, they couldn’t possibly use that… and then the latest chapter of Boruto comes and they use for him what the NS fandom creates for Shinachiku. 

To answer your question - yes, NaruSaku was that intimidating. That intimidating that they cannot erase 15 years of development, that they now try to steal ideas from the NS fans to burrow us as deep as possible because otherwise we won’t shut up, that bad of an intimidation, that they make it so defiant to NaruSaku fans, so that we’ll eventually shut up and stop being the thorns in their back.

Well, too bad. We’re here and we’re staying. They can steal how much they want. The records showing that we were there with ideas and whatnot long before them it’s here.

For someone who writes about Gods and whatnot, Kishi and his editors should know about the Akashic records. They’re imprinted in the human collective counsciousness, and no matter how much they want to silence and erase Sakura and NaruSaku, they can’t.

And this only pushed me to continue my initial analysis on Sakura’s character. Ohoo, it’s going to be so much fun to demask all the bullshit mechanism behind their actions. SO MUCH FUN!

Anyway, I turned this into a rant and went into deeper stuff myself, I should probably end it here. But yeah, this thing is a mess. A salad, to be more exact. ;)