So, starting tonight, things are going to be really bloody difficult for our favourite boys, and there’s no doubt at all that some episodes are going to be….really hard to watch.
I know so many of us (myself included) have latched onto Robron in a big way, and so many of us identify with the boys, and seeing Aaron in prison, suffering abuse, and potentially even drug abuse, is going to be pretty triggering for some people.
So what I’m offering is this. If you want me to, I’m more than happy to watch the episodes (not just tonight, but over the coming weeks/months - the entire duration of this storyline) and then give you a message telling you whether you should avoid watching it or not (or at least, if you’re having a bad day, I can tell you to wait until you’re feeling a bit better before watching the episode/scenes).
I’m already going to do this for another friend here, and I’d be happy to do this for anyone else. Even if we haven’t spoken before, even if we don’t follow each other - it doesn’t matter. Just give me a message and I can make sure I PM you after the episodes and give you an idea of how heavy/intense they are.
I think it’s so important for everyone to look out for each other. I know a lot of what will happen in these episodes will be revealed in gifsets and written posts, but that’s not the same as watching it on screen, hearing the words and seeing exactly what’s going down.
This storyline is going to contain physical/verbal abuse, potential drug abuse, mentions of pedophilia, homophobia (no doubt), and I wouldn’t be surprised if Aaron self-harms again. This is going to be seriously triggering for a lot of people, for any of those reasons, and I want people to still feel safe and still be able to watch the show as a whole and enjoy the storyline as much as they can.
So please, please, please feel free to message me. You don’t have to tell me why you’re concerned, or why it might be triggering or upsetting to you. I can either give you brief details of what happens in the episodes or I can just quickly say “I wouldn’t watch if you’re having a bad day”. Like it doesn’t have to be a big deal, but it could be important.
I know some people may well need this, or they may have already asked other fandom friends to do this for them. But I also know some people might feel silly or embarrassed to ask someone, or are not sure who to ask, and I just want you to know you can ask me. It’s honestly no bother at all, and I’d be happy to do it if it’s going to help put people’s minds at ease.
So starting from tonight, this offer is open. Please please PLEASE feel free to message me - I won’t ask any questions. I’ll just add your name to a list and that will be that. Job done. And you’ll get a little message after the episode/s air.
If people could help spread the word, or want to reblog this and offer themselves up to do this too, that would be awesome. This fandom is so lovely and I’ve seen several posts of people sounding concerned for what’s to come, and I just want you to all feel safe!
This post in short: if you want me to watch Emmerdale and PM you after the episodes air to warn you about their content/let you know whether it’s safe to watch, please let me know and I’ll be happy to do that for you.
((OOC: A little reminder that my headcanon has Andromeda raising Tonks not to believe Sirius’ conviction.))
As part of their training, Auror recruits are taken to parts of Azkaban to show them where they will be sending those they hunt and the kind of person they may end up meeting. Tonks and her class are on their first visit.
Dawlish: You’ll see the windows are quite large here, not so many Dementors. The further you go into the fortress, the worse it gets. Carry on down that corridor and you’ll end up finding the worst scum the wizarding world has to offer.
Dawlish: The darkest, rankest cells are reserved for those steeped in Dark magic, murderers and traitors. You don’t believe me? Sirius Black is just a ways down that corridor.
Dawlish: Not for us, though - the Dementors don’t like us getting near their favourites - oh, don’t look so shocked, all of them deserve every minute. This way, follow me.
Dawlish and the group of recruits move off, leaving Tonks looking down the corridor, torn.
The corridor is empty, a small blessing. It is also far longer than Tonks expected. Feeble moans and the odd shout fill the air as she ventures deeper. As the air gets clammy and cold she briefly looks in each cell, knowing she must be getting close. Her footsteps echo along the halls that rarely see human visitors.
if you take out the kissing and like 20% of the dialogue, magnus and alec act more like close friends than an actual couple lmao :/
ok but…this is like saying if you took out all the cheese and 20% of the butter, all you have left are more like plain noodles than mac and cheese. i mean technically yeah, but you realize why that is, right?
2x07 was done exceptionally poorly and intimacy between lgbt+ couples is important on screen, but that’s not exactly a reason to invalidate their relationship altogether nor erase the parts of their relationship that have been relatable and important to many people. there’s a difference between this and criticizing aspects of their recent portrayal.
Enjoy the episode tonight guys. I’m not online. Been laid up in bed for the past two days with the worst migraine of my life. Not sure about tomorrow either. I’ll try and get back on at the weekend. Hope it’s a great one! (Even though it is bucklemming)
Due to personal family issues I won’t disclose, the computer I’ve used to make art and provide content was destroyed recently. It’s left me very heartbroken and sad.
All the files I had on it, WIPs, memes, etc., are gone and deleted forever. This means I don’t have much content to provide right now. This doesn’t mean I’ll be going on hiatus, however. I care about my followers and I don’t want to just abandon you out of the blue.
On a lighter note, my good friend Chronoverge has saved some files I’ve posted in the Discord that haven’t seen my blog yet. I’m very grateful for this. I’ll most likely queue these files to post on my blog sometime, however, original content from me will become a little sparse for a small amount of time. I’d feel guilty not being able to provide anything for you guys.