anonymous asked:

When do you think Lexa started having feelings for Clarke? Btw I looooooveee the stuff you write <3

I have no doubt that this is when Lexa developed feelings for Clarke. Before their “adventure” with Pauna, the way I see it, Clarke had already evoked intense feelings in Lexa, though not romantic. Everyone has a different opinion about Clarke and Lexa, but no one can say they were ever indifferent to each other. 

Lexa is captivated by Clarke from the moment they meet. She is wary but she is intrigued, she is interested, she is fascinated. This young woman fallen from the sky is her enemy and yet Lexa can’t deny the similarities between them. That interest quickly turns into respect. After Clarke kills Finn, Lexa stays with her during the whole funeral and at the end she opens up to Clarke, sharing her painful past and her way of trying to cope with that pain. Love is weakness. We know that in reality Lexa feels A LOT, but that’s not my point here. My point is that, in the only way she knows, she tries to support Clarke. Lexa’s philosophy in later episodes is analyzed in relation to both hers and Clarke’s leadership roles, but in that scene the focus is curiously on their personal feelings. Love, pain, grief. And sure, Lexa is such a wonderfully nuanced character that she manages to also tackle the struggles of leadership during her brief exchange with Clarke, but her first and main focus there is on Clarke’s feelings. She offers her what little comfort she can by revealing to Clarke that she experienced that same loss, that same pain, and by giving her a suggestion to deal with that pain. Lexa wouldn’t open up like that with anyone. She feels a connection with Clarke, right from the start, and probably stronger than she even realizes. That funeral scene is a game changer. It’s a step towards something, but no one knows what that ‘something’ is yet.

It’s not a coincidence that at the beginning of the following episode, this happens.

And then Lexa saves Clarke’s life and Clarke saves Lexa’s and they end up trapped together and Clarke tends to her wounded arm and I could go on forever listing everything that happens between them in that episode. As they are stuck together Clarke proceeds to amuse Lexa with her stubbornness and fire, to impress her with her intelligence and resourcefulness, to touch her with her kindness.

And after Clarke finds a way to get them out, they stop to rest and Lexa spends the night watching over Clarke. She is injured and in pain, but she stays awake and alert and ready to protect Clarke. I can’t get over how beautiful this entire scene is, how intimate. From Clarke’s immediate concern for Lexa. “How’s your arm?” to Lexa admitting to Clarke she was wrong and recognizing her value and strength. I won’t talk about that here, I’ll leave that for another post. But by the end of the scene… we get this.

And this is the moment I believe Lexa realized she had feelings for Clarke. PS. I remember Kim, I think, making a comment about how the heart-eyes were at least in part in the script, so this look is intentional. Yeah, Lexa tries to close her heart and not to care, but you can literally see in her eyes that she realized it’s far too late not to care about Clarke.


Musical doodles ~
This week’s classes got me productive !

So what you’re telling me is that the lieutenants are okay 👀👀👀👀 

anonymous asked:

u know that yuri is 15 and otabek is 19 right??

My dear anon:

You know that Yuri is 15 years and 9 months old right? You know that Otabek is 18 and 1 month old right? You know that they only have a 2 year and 4 month age gap right? You know that I ship them as slowburn friends to lovers right? You know that they have the purest, healthiest and most loving (and not even necessarily in a romantic way) relationship right? You know that love can actually exist without sex right? You know that it’s problematic to automatically equate a perfectly sweet and supportive friendship with a sexual relationship right? You know that the age of consent in both Kazakhstan and Russia is 16 so that even if they wanted to have sex, they could after Yuri turns 16 right? You know that anti-behavior is extremely harmful and toxic right?

You know that I don’t care what other people think of my shipping preferences right?

The Paladins at Dinner
  • <p> <b>Lance:</b> Hey daddy can you pass me the salt?<p/><b>Everyone, groaning:</b> not again<p/><b>Shiro, bright red:</b> *passes the salt*<p/><b>Lance, smug:</b> I can't wait until we get to earth and have a new crowd for this<p/></p>

The power in my hand was gained for her sake.

  • Veronica: hey I just met you. And this is crazy. But kiss me at the end of the cheer tryout I dragged you to maybe
  • Cheryl: queerbating is so '90s. Also, I like your bitchiness, so Veronica you're in. Betty you're too nice. Bye.
  • Veronica: exCUSE me Betty is a precious ray of sunshine in your shitshow town I don't care if your twin bro just died I will take away everything you love if you do not let me live out my gay cheerleader fantasy.

I want neither Tony nor Bucky and Steve in the Black Panther movie but consider this.

T'Challa being on the phone with someone and animatedly talking about science or the Accords, gesturing wildly and kinda happy. His assistant interrupts him, he is needed elsewhere, and T'Challa nods.

He then turns back to the phone to say that he is terribly sorry to cut the call short, but he is needed. He really hopes to do this again, and soon, so have a nice day Tony/Mr. Stark.

(He does not call Tony only by his last name.)

(When he leaves there we see the frosted over cryo-pod and a chair with a sketchbook next to it. That is all the hint we get at the other Avengers.)

When I was a teenager, there was an organization called the Oregon Citizens Alliance (note “was”). In the first election I was old enough to vote in, they were pushing “Measure 9″ It read:

All governments in Oregon may not use their monies or properties to promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism or masochism. All levels of government, including public education systems, must assist in setting a standard for Oregon’s youth which recognizes that these behaviors are abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse and they are to be discouraged and avoided.

For reals. It was a constitutional amendment

This was a strong statement. The OCA saw creeping social progress for queer people and they thought a powerful, explicit strike against it would get their people to start speaking out against this progress more forcefully. And it did. But by then enough queer people were out that it wasn’t just us shouting back at the inanity. It was our friends, our families, our co-workers. We won. They lost. Barely.

We defeated Measure 9 because enough people spoke up to note how fearful and ridiculous it was. They thought they had a slam dunk and we proved them wrong. When they came back a few years later with Measure 13, the “Minority Status and Child Protection Act” and again with another Measure 9 in 2000 to prohibit public schools from “encouraging, promoting, sanctioning homosexual, bisexual behaviors,” again and again they were defeated. Their organization is “defunct” now. 

Coming of age in this environment, I felt deeply threatened. I felt that way because as a queer person, I was deeply threatened. But I spoke out for myself and my friends and (some of) my family and my co-workers and my classmates spoke out for me too. They spoke out for all of us. And not for a moment did I really think same-sex marriage would ever become law in my lifetime. Even as I hoped. Even as I got married myself in a church full of friends and family. That type of societal acceptance was an absolute fantasy when I was 20 years old. 

It feels awful to have hateful prejudice so blatantly on display. It feels awful because it is awful. But what coming of age in the 90s in Oregon taught me is that flushing the hatefulness out of hiding is an opportunity. It’s a dangerous time—for so, so many of us—but it’s an opportunity to really change things for the better. 

Even as I weep at the setbacks for Trans family and friends, co-workers and classmates, I am filled with hope. We have an opportunity now that we’ve never had before. It’s time.

The thing I think we all have to work harder at, even as we’re fighting tooth and nail for a permanent change in how our society thinks of Trans people, is to keep people alive during the rise. It’s absolutely the case that people are going to die—that people have been dying because of this prejudice—and more people will die before we see comparable headlines like this

But we will see them. We will live them into being. 

This arc is bending—we are bending it together—and it will save beautiful, creative, awesome Trans lives. We’re going to look back at these days as a glorious revolution. Let’s keep our people safe in the meantime.