Sometimes I wonder if people can see how well done Cullen’s story is. Addiction is an ugly, ugly thing, and somewhere in between all of the withdrawal angst and comfort and meta analysis and stuff… I just kind of think of how *important* what he is trying to do is.
The funny thing about addiction is that you have to really want to beat it. You have to make yourself push past the days where it is just too hard, when your own body is actively fighting against you. Not only does Cullen do that, but he does it when surrounded by his own fears (out of control magic, demons, abominations, plus the lyrium that must be all over skyhold for the Inquisition’s Templars) and while leading an entire fucking army.
So it’s not just fodder for the angst canon, it’s not just a difficult thing to do. You are literally at war with your own mind and body, and I sometimes get a little distressed when I hear that the Cullen romance is “boring” or “vanilla” or “cliche.” Aside from the fact that not everything has to be melodrama and kink and ~unusual,~ being involved and caring for a recovering addict (because they are always recovering, the temptation is always there) is never “boring,” and shouldn’t be reduced to a “cliche” just because the character isn’t an overtly special snowflake.
ha ha ha this is by far my most popular post and it originally contained multiple embarrassing errors
because @bisexualslycooper idly wondered what the breakdown was and I have nothing better to do with my time!
Sly 1: Roxana Ortega
Is she actually Hispanic? imdb says her mother was Peruvian and her dad was Mexican-American, so heck yeah! Other notable roles: apparently she was in g-force
Sly 2: Alesia Glidewell
Is she actually Hispanic?Technically, no! According to Wikipedia her dad was Brazilian-American (and her mother Japanese). This makes her Latina, but not Hispanic - ie, from a Spanish-speaking country. As @slycooperandcarlosfox informs me, she is fluent in Spanish, along with Portuguese and Italian. And, y’know. English. Other notable roles: Lots! She has voiced both Samus Aran and Krystal, provided the creepy motion capture for F.E.A.R.’s Alma, and - most famously, I imagine - was the face and body model for Chell from Portal. Not only that, but her imdb page has stuff in basically every category, from “Producer” and “Director” down to “Camera and Electrical Department”. What an accomplished woman!
Sly 3: Ruth Livier
Is she actually Hispanic? Given how she has “received special recognition by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts”, I kinda hope so, yeah! (@whoisthemasterthief informs me she is Mexican-American, specifically.) Other notable roles: apparently she was in drag to me hell (and GTA:SA, as one of the pedestrian VAs)
Sly 4: Grey Delisle Griffin
Is she actually Hispanic?Yes! She was raised by her maternal grandmother, who is Mexican, and often credits said grandmother as having a huge influence on her. Other notable roles: Man, where to start? A ton of versions of Daphne (Scooby Doo), Mandy (ie, Billy and), Kimiko (Xiaolin Showdown), Frankie (Foster’s Home), Sam (Danny Phantom), Vicky (Fairly Oddparents), and of course, her personal favorite role [mine too!], Princess Azula from Avatar the Last Airbender.
…it’s really all or nothing when it comes to other roles, isn’t it?
My sincere thanks to @whoisthemasterthief and @miatheladygamer for correcting me about the semantic difference between “Hispanic” and “Latinx” and DeLisle’s grandmother, respectively!
Though honestly rather than wondering who would win between Iron Man and Batman, I’d rather think about:
Tony meeting the Robins and getting envious of Bruce’s litter of kids/sidekicks/family
Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne meeting at a high society gala and being all haughty at each other - before leaving quasi-together and going to chill somewhere else where they don’t have to pretend
or simply rescuing each other from acquaintances they’d rather avoid
sharing tips on how to repair your gear on the fly
the jla and the avengers exchanging worried and confused looks while they argue about whether it’s more sensible to have contingency plans for the case where you go crazy with power/lose your morals/get mind-controlled or for the case where it happens to your teammates
tony trying to talk about steve being always the good guy and bruce getting ‘yeah but well-intentioned doesn’t mean always right’ and tony pointing out that steve unlike clark is not all powerful and bruce starting to talk about the power of image and then tony gets about the power of status and money
at which point it turns into the responsibility of the powerful and how to make your company safer for all your employees and a force for the future/betterment of your city/country/the world
and how much personal involvement in charities is okay/necessary
and then they start yelling at each other about criminal rehabilitation and prevention of crimes and whether at some point you have to kill the green goblin/the joker but you shouldn’t
and honestly why would you go about physical/strategic fight when you could have them confront their similarities and differences over ideologies when it comes to worrying about the effect that superpowered humans/beings/individuals becoming common place has on non powered and so less protected humans, the fail safe that must exist alongside superheroes and superhumans, the responsibility that comes with being born into money and power
you could also have them aggressively Not Talk about each other parents because wow those are two very different situations
they’re also very different in the way they deal with being on a team and creating a family but wow do they also both have issues
so, eh i circled back to: tony and the robins
please talk to me about tony and kids
or about bruce adopting without adopting many kids and being both a caring father figure and being very bad at it
please tell me about tony’s being a weird uncle to tim and damian and even jason and dick
why would you go ‘batman vs iron man’ i so don’t care
please stop telling me they are each other dc/marvel equivalent they actually have different role their own verse and different relationships to people around them
please stop telling me that one or the other is morally superior that’s. just. no.
I got a cute and really pretty ace pride necklace at Pride today. It’s silly, but I almost felt like crying when I first saw it. After feeling less and less like I belong in the community the longer I’m on tumblr, at Pride I was accepted. Included. Welcomed.
No one asked, as I bought the necklace, if I was a bi-romantic ace, or anything else. No one grilled me to see if I was heteromantic-ace, in order to exclude me from the group. No one looked at me in disgust, or commented on whether or not I belong there. All that mattered was that I was ace. Being ace was enough. It’s my identity, and it didn’t need any explanations or conditions. Asexuality was accepted as a whole, and never in my life have I experienced it first hand.
In the real world LGBT community, I actually have a place. For the first time in years, in honest to God years, I don’t feel broken anymore. I don’t hate myself. You have no idea how much I needed that…