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Levi may have done this

But he also did this

Let’s talk about Yang and Sun as characters

So, I ain’t touching that shipping discourse with a ten foot pole because it is pointless and dramatic and y’all need to calm your tits, but I do think we need to discuss the differences between Yang and Sun as characters and how they relate to Blake, because I feel like there is some fundamental misunderstandings here that are vastly contributing to the problem.

First and foremost, neither Sun nor Yang should ever be labeled as abusive because they are not. Adam Taurus is abusive. Adam drove Blake to some very dark and scary places in her life because of his abusive behavior. He was obsessed with her in and unhealthy and possessive way and did not care about her well-being. Yang and Sun are both good people who would never hurt Blake on purpose and even when they do incorrect things in regards to how they treat her it always come from a place of concern for her.

Secondly, one of the big arguments I’m hearing lately in regards to the way they each interact with Blake is that if the characters positions were reversed then people would be having the opposite reactions. Like people saying that if Yang had followed Blake everyone would be praising it as romantic and if Sun had been the one to convince Blake to come out to the dance everyone would be calling him pushy or bad. Except here’s the thing that’s wrong with that line of discussion. It operates under the idea that Yang and Sun are the same kind of character personality wise. And they are not. At all.

See, Sun’s character is the kind of person that people think Yang’s character is, and Yang’s character is something else all together.

Sun is loud and friendly and a little clueless. He takes an interest in people and genuinely cares about them, but he looks at everything through his own world view without necessarily taking other people’s feelings into consideration and as a result he can come off as sort of obnoxious. He’s a big stupid sweetheart. Does he want to help? Absolutely. Does he know how best to do that? Absolutely not. This is what makes him a good foil for Blake, in that he absolutely doesn’t get her at all and it results in hilarious misunderstandings that are totally harmless but still drive her a little crazy. Certain people are taking that cluelessness as malicious in some way, and that’s how we’re getting this weird misconception that he is “abusive.” People think he is willfully ignoring Blake’s wishes, when what is actually happening here is that he legitimately doesn’t get it. He doesn’t get that Blake might want to go on this personal mission home by herself because his life’s motto is that “You should always get friends involved.” He just sees his friend putting herself in a sad and scary situation alone and wants to support her. He doesn’t understand why she might not want his support because it clashes so much with his personal world-view. He always has Blake’s best interest at heart, but sometimes he goes about helping her in a way that just kind of irritates her.

Yang is a whole other story. Yang is loud and friendly too, but the key difference here is that she is keenly aware of other people’s feelings and behaves accordingly. She recognizes that Blake has limits when it comes to personal interactions and the like, and so she handles her more gently than she might with someone else. She still pushes her outside her comfort zone with things like bear hugs because she’s trying to help her grow, but she does it in little ways rather than pushing her all out at once because she sees that wouldn’t help. She wants to help Blake, but she wants to do it at Blake’s preferred pace. Which is good, and it allows the two of them to grow close gradually. But it’s also means that she can be a bit too cautious sometimes. Yang’s careful observation of other’s behavior does come from her desire to help people, but it also comes from her own fear of rejection. She waits and observes and reacts accordingly because she’s scared that if she pushes too hard people will leave her. Blake recognizes and appreciates that Yang gives her space and let’s her handle things at her own pace, but she doesn’t realize the other reason why she does it. She doesn’t realize that by running away she is hurting Yang, because she’s so wrapped up in her own fears that she can’t recognize Yang’s. And Yang does the same, viewing Blake’s running as a form of rejection due to her own issues, rather than recognizing it as part of Blake’s issues.They are both caring, considerate people who have deeply rooted emotional issues that they need to work through, and that’s why they play off of each other so well. They respect each other’s problems, but are so wrapped up in their own problems that they can’t always help each other.

So now, with all this in mind, let’s go back to the original hypotheticals I addressed there. We’ll go chronologically and start with the Burning the Candle scenes.

The idea here is that if Sun had tried to convince Blake to come out to the dance in the way Yang had, people would view his actions as pushy and inappropriate, instead of sweet and heartfelt as they were with Yang. The problem with that idea is that Sun wouldn’t have tried to help her the way Yang did. He didn’t understand why Blake was upset and thus he couldn’t have talked her through her issues the way Yang did. And if he somehow did understand, he wouldn’t have dealt with it the same way. He wouldn’t have shared a personal experience and tried to use that to help her understand how she was hurting herself. He would have told her that there was no point in worrying about stuff she can’t change and just joked around with her in an attempt to make her feel better. And as a result, it likely wouldn’t have worked.

Then there’s this idea that if Yang had followed Blake onto the boat against her wishes people would think it was sweet and romantic, instead of clueless and mildly irritating as it was with Sun. But again, the problem with this idea is that Yang wouldn’t do that. If Yang had seen Blake leave and had the opportunity to follow her, she wouldn’t have. And it wouldn’t be because she respects Blake’s choice, or because she wanted to give her space to deal with her own issues. She wouldn’t have followed because she would have viewed it as a rejection. Why is Blake leaving? Did I do something wrong? Why would she leave me without saying anything? I must have messed up, because why else would she be running? She wouldn’t have realized that Blake was running because she was scared, because she would have internalized the abandonment immediately and viewed herself as not good enough to be around Blake anymore.

Bottom line: The idea that the fandom would react differently if the roles were reversed is a fallacy, because the roles between Yang and Sun can’t be reversed in any situation. They are fundamentally different characters, and the idea that they would do the same things in the same situations is just nonsense. They serve different purposes in Blake’s life, different purposes in the story. You can’t just flip the script without changing the entire story.

It seems like half the issues from the two sides of this fandom hate seem to stem from the idea that these two characters are interchangeable in some way and that the only difference between them is their gender, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are completely different people who serve completely different roles in Blake’s story. They are both there to help her grow, but in different ways. To think any differently is honestly disrespectful to all three of them and to the work that has been put into them as characters.

Stop treating Sun like a bad character, stop treating Yang like a bad character, and (to quote a completely different fairy tale) stop treating Blake like she’s a prize to be won in all of this.

she got that ancient, timeless kind of silhouette

yugioh protagonists
  • yugi: pure, friends give him strength to help save the world
  • atem: sacrificed himself once to save the world
  • juudai: uses the gentle darkness to save the world
  • yusei: fully willing to sacrifice himself to save the world
  • yuuma: believes in the good in everyone which helps him save the world
  • yuya: wants to make everyone happy and save the world. destroys the world in the process. literally the reincarnation of card game satan.
Further Observations
  • There are more than 3000 floors to Kane Co Tower, if the number behind Kane when he walks into his office are to be believed. The current tallest building the WORLD is only a couple-hundred.  WE GET IT DUDE YOURS IS BIGGER.
  • Casual reminder Texas punches the inside of his car to make it do things instead of pressing buttons
  • also he appears to have two gas pedals so he can just slAM BOTH FEET ON THEM AS HARD AS POSSIBLE
  • We see exactly one (1) female Kane Co. executive (excluding Julie) and she appears to be a very curvy middle-aged black lady who I have immediately decided is Claire’s mom
  • OKAY BUT IT WOULD MAKE SO MUCH SENSE THAT’S HOW CLAIRE AND JULIE ENDED UP FRIENDS!  Kane wouldn’t let just anybody be his precious Julie-Bear’s friend!  Claire’s mom is part of Kane’s Board of Directors!  YOU CAN’T TAKE THIS HEADCANON FROM ME
  • Almost every time we catch a brief glimpse of Chuck’s eyes he’s making a face like >8C  like this boy is scared but also he is ready to Throw Down
  • Jacob has canonically created AIs that can feel loyalty, fear and kinship, and that can be moved by speeches/emotionally engaged.  
  • So honestly, we’re a go for any android headcanon anybody wants to throw around, lbr.
  • The face Mike makes when Chuck is like “I’d have to save you life and let’s face it, that ain’t gonna happen” literally breaks my heart EVERY TIME he’s so sad that Chuck’s sad oh my god.
  • related: the face Chuck makes when Mike pins the crown pin on his chest makes me UNBELIEVABLY GODDAMN EMOTIONAL holy crap he’s so happy
  • Rayon could literally punch me in the face and I would be like HAHA WOW
  • The Duke is REALLY PISSED about Mike accidentally wrecking one half-built car-frame, but literally fires fully-built limos out of a cannon at people.  WHAT IS THE TRUTH
  • Listening to Chuck babbling while trying to drive in Blonde Thunder like AT LEAST LET HIM SWEAR HE OBVIOUSLY WANTS TO HE IS DYING
  • LET CHUCKLES SAY FUCKLES 
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i don’t normally post things like this here but these gdrawings i made while trying to explain jojo’s overall plot to to a friend during a skype call crack me tf up every time i see them on my screen

[image: screenshot of a tumblr post. “let’s test something, if trump goes full-on hitler, would you actually be willing to hide the persecuted within your own home? as in literally within your house, in your basement, in your attic.”]

like

[image: obnoxiously sparkly gif that reads “sounds like Performative Allyship ™ but ok…” by @faunaandforests

like, trump is already doing this. trump’s administration is already persecuting people, threatening them, denying them safety and home. people are already being deported and detained. so there’s no “let’s test something.” this is now.

and uh, i don’t know what this post is hoping to accomplish, or what it’s… what it’s testing. like, testing your ability to feel good about yourself for work you didn’t do? testing your capacity to proclaim your good intentions regarding The Persecuted ™ while simultaneously disavowing any threat to yourself?

testing your ability to draw complex connections between historical events? testing your ability to recognize that qualifying trump as either “full-on hitler” or not enables complacency about everything trump does that doesn’t exactly match hitler? 

and like you… don’t get to say this. you don’t get to say this and also exclude jews from your politics and ignore rising anti-semitic violence. you don’t get to say this and ignore undocumented immigrants and what they say about their needs and struggles and lives. you don’t get to make people’s marginalization and oppression into something about you, about your grace and humbleness in letting Those People (”the persecuted” is really getting to me, that linguistic choice is just. shitty and dehumanizing) into your home while simultaneously disenfranchising them by turning them into helpless victims for you to save 

anyways, uh,,, yeah. it’s bad rhetoric, brent

cool and fun reminder that saren arterius is the most heavily autistic-coded character in mass effect; the only characters more heavily “coded” than saren are actually canon confirmed to be autistic

he is also canonically suffering severe ptsd from the events of m.e. evolution; while nobody says “ptsd,” many of his current behaviors and attitudes in revelation did not exist in evolution, and these changes are explicitly linked to what he experienced during evolution

so stop calling him “cr*zy” and other ableist slurs kthxbai

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Didn’t he?


insp

stop calling ships you personally don’t like abusive 2k16

INTP Moment #whatever

INTP: *Is thinking about many complex and contradictory (yet simultaneously parallel) ideas, attempting to make sense of them for enjoyment*

Person: What are you thinking about?

INTP: *Tries to explain the intensely abstract concepts but fails to adequately vocalize and describe them with language as a whole*

INTP: *Explains the idea in a way that is too simple to be an accurate representation of their thoughts, and becomes frustrated because they would like to further validate the actual idea they have*

Person: I don’t get it.

INTP: *Sigh*

INTP: I need to keep thinking.

alrighty, i really need to. make a solid decision on this

for my posts, mostly specifically m audio posts, it’s alright to tag it w/ the ‘n-sfw’ tag itself if it is something that you are genuinely worried about your followers for

however, i still dont accept tagging it w/ that as a joke, or additional tags on it like ‘no, this is Actually n-sfw’ ‘this really sounds like _____ so im tagging it n-sfw anyways’  ‘NO IM WARNING U GUYS ITS RLY BAD’

just. if you Need to tag it that just tag it, no need to insist/suggest that it sounds bad, you know? just. pl ease be respectful

pl ea s e

@idzuki asked:

The short answer is “yes (sort of).” The long answer, I guess, is to translate that part, too. (Again, I felt the scanlation was accurate here, but context is good.)

Takao: I get it, but…
Takao: Well…
Takao: I have mixed feelings, to be honest.
Takao: In order to win, I want it to work.
Takao: But if it does work, I’d be kind of annoyed.
Hyuuga: …Huh?
(everybody else, maybe) : …!
Akashi: I have the Emperor Eye.
Akashi: But even so
Akashi: You’re not worried, Shintarou?
Midorima: …Hmph.
Midorima: Don’t ask foolish questions, Akashi.
Midorima: How many years were we on the same team?
Midorima: Since the first time we were successful with this shot
Midorima: I’ve never doubted his passes.

Midorima: But the same goes for you (na no da yo)
Midorima: Akashi.

The ~Accent~ Challenge!

I was tagged by the lovely @tsevers and @helladonut !! So, I’m going to apologize in advance for just how awkward this all is and the fact that I’m technologically inept so now you have to look at my face too 🙃

I think, like, everyone has done this already? But I’m going to tag my bb’s @dulcedeliam & @cobaltwriting if you guys wish to be as awkward as me!

Okay, without further ado, here are the q’s that we’ve all seen lolol

- Your name and username.

- Where you’re from.

- Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.

- What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

- What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

- What do you call gym shoes?

- What do you call your grandparents?

- What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

- What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

- Choose a book and read a passage from it.

- Do you think you have an accent?

- Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?

- End audio post by saying any THREE words you want

Things that aren’t cool to do: reblog someone’s story and say ‘I don’t really care about this’

???

Don’t reblog it then??

Stories, artwork and so on can be very personal to the creator. Even if it’s not, they likely spent a long time on it. Please be aware that any comment you add onto the bottom of the post will be there if anyone reblogs it from you, and it’ll probably make the OP feel kind of shitty to see their post going around with 'I don’t really care about this’ tacked to the bottom of it. If you want to criticise a post without being a dick, then for the love of blue cheese, do it discreetly in the tags.