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The Boyfriend/Girlfriend tag! (Luke Edition)

Originally posted by lipringsandsnapbacks

[So! this is a new section i just came up with, y/n is a youtuber basically and they are doing a normal tag! you can request any tag you’d like with any of the 5sos or all time low boys. enjoy!]

1. Where did we meet?

“Uhh” he mumbles scratching his barely visible stubble and thinking “it was a the Vanity fair party, am i right?” he answers unsure. 

“No” i laugh “not even close, Luke, how was i suppose to get into a party full of celebrities?” i roll my eyes “it was at the nice guy babe” 

“right right” he says nodding “i was drunk, and we danced, it was a really fun party” 

“and we ended up at my apartment, super hangover and sleeping it off” i laugh looking down at my phone. 

“and! We had the best Netflix and chill of the history” he finishes the story “Next question” 

2. Where was out first date?

“We never really had a real date before dating” i clarify pouting a bit.

“No, it was all going for coffee or just hanging out at each other places” he agrees to complete my point “But we had a date after we started dating, though, i think that was our first one” 

“uhh yes” i smile at the memory “you wore this really nice suit” 

“and you wore a dress” he continues 

“We went to this really fancy Italian place near his house” i say “i loved it, they had live music, tables outside, live music, lights everywhere, very romantic…” 

“and the pasta was incredible” he adds making me chuckle “and the tiramisu, babe, remember the tiramisu?” 

“oh yeah” I say resting my head on his shoulder “it was so good, we need to go back there soon” 

“Will do” he says smiling to the camera and caressing my head. 

3. What was your first impression of me?

“Be honest” i say after reading the question out loud. 

“First impression.. “ he says thinking a bit “again, i was really drunk that night so i don’t remember much, but i think it was that you looked like that kind of girls that don’t give a single shit about anything, very bold and shameless, but you turned out completely different” he says ruffling my hair 

“Aw thanks” I smile “Actually, my impression wasn’t too different, before we even talked to each other, my friend said to me that you were some kind of rockstar and you’re in a band, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘this guy is an asshole’” i say chuckling “but you aren’t babe, don’t worry” 

“Good to know” he chuckles.

4. When did you meet the family?

“it was a cold day..” he says in a dark tone causing me to laugh loudly. 

“Shhh” i shush him pushing him lightly while laughing “Don’t tell it like it was a bad thing!” 

“it was embarrassing” he laughs, taking my hand “We had like, what? a month together?” he says and i nod “Well, her family was throwing a big barbecue and she brought me, everyone was so impressed..” he says still not believing it “i don’t think I've ever answer so many questions in my life!” 

“oh c’mon” i roll my eyes “they were excited i finally introduced them to a boyfriend, you are the first guy i ever introduced to my family” 

“i’m honored” he says, leaning his head a bit. “When did you meet my family?” 

i smile “Last year actually” i tell to the camera “on Christmas, we had a lot of fun, his mother is a sweetheart and his brother is my soulmate” i joke watching how his jealous look turns on “we’re like the same person, aren’t we?” 

“Oh! don’t you say?” he says throwing his head back and groaning “Literally i think I’ve never been so bullied since you guys meet each other”

“They just jokes” i say putting my hands around  his waist and hugging him “i love you” 

5. Do i have any weird obsession, if so..what?

“She has this strange obsession with everything Harry Potter” Luke says cringing a bit  “i mean i like it too, but you like it a bit too much baby” 

i shrug “So what?” i pinch his cheek “i love it, don’t bully me” 

“I am not” he chuckles letting go on my hold “what’s my weird obsession?” 

i look at him and shook my head “i hate that you literally have none” i groan and roll my eyes “I’ll just say you have an obssesion for trashy tv, let’s move on”

6. How long have we been together? 

“2 years!” i say cheering “and a half” 

7. Do you have a tradition with your gf/bf? 

“When i am not touring, yes” he responds before me “but we always change though, we never stay on the same routine” 

“yeah” i agree “We used to do pizza Saturday nights, but now we do Netflix Fridays” i say. “Sometimes we even do date nights every week” 

“yeahhh they’re a bit complicated though” Luke shrugs “i like Netflix Fridays” 

“I like them too” 

8. What was our first roadtrip?

“Does the tour bus counts?” i ask unsure of this question. 

“I think so” Luke says sliding his arm around my shoulders “if it counts then i think it was when we toured America and you came by” 

“And if not then it was when we drove to Vegas” i complete for him “it was a fun trip” 

“our trips are the bests trips” 

9. What was the first thing you noticed about me? 

“Your tallness” i laugh ruffling his hair. “i am not very tall so when i saw you i was shook” 

he rolls his eyes, it was typical of me to me talk about his tallness, sometimes he found it annoying “the first thing i noticed about you is your hair” he says brushing his fingers against it “i like the color is so nice” 

“Thanks baby”

10. What is my favorite restaurant? 

He points me “anything with good sushi” 

i point him “Anything with good music and steak” 

11. What do we argue about the most? 

“Pff, we don’t argue” Luke says looking at me. 

“And that was sarcasm” i laugh “we don’t really make big arguments, but what we definitely argue the most is about either me or you taking to long to get out of the house for events or whatever” 

“Yes” he nods “i reconize it, sometimes i take some time but you are the winner, my friend” 

“No i am not” i gasp “you always start to dress up so late, i swear you do it on propouse!” 

“No i don’t!” he pouts “next question”

12. Who wears the pants in the relationship? 

“I do” i say with a super big smile on my face. 

“I do” he says moving to the side on an intent of pushing me out of the sight of the camera. 

“Stop it” i chuckle. 

13. If I’m watching tv what am i watching? 

“You are always watching friends” i say to Luke leaning my head back on his shoulder and looking at him. 

“Correct” he nods “And you are watching American horror story lately so that’s my answer” 

“you’re right!”  

14. What is one food i don’t like? 

“Is there any food you don’t like?” he asks me while i put my phone down. “i think the only thing I’ve seen you don’t like is Pickles” 

“yeah, i hate pickles” i cringe “and you hate pork” 

“Ding ding” he says “we have a winner” 

15. What drink do i order when we go out to eat? 

“Alcoholic? or nonalcoholic?” he asks 

“Both, go” i say pointing at him. 

“You love ice tea” he says, looking at the camera “and you also always order any kind of fruit cocktails that are on the menu” 

“oh yeah” i say smiling “i love pina colada’s and daiquiris, those are my favorites” i wiggle on my place, moving closer to him “you are a big beer guy, you always order that, but, you also like soda a lot” 

he turns to look at me “There’s one specifically that i love, can you guess?” 

i furrow my brows and shook my head but he gives me a challenging look that makes me give up and answer his question. “Fanta?” 

he sighs and shoook “Coke, babe, is coke” 

“Aw, i knew it!” i say pouting.

16. What size shoe do i wear? 

“I don’t know!” i say loudly and shrug “is not like i borrow your shoes like i borrow you hoodies” 

“aw, babe c’mon” he chuckles “even i know your shoe size” 

“Oh yeah? what’s my size then?” i challenge him. 

“7″ he says without thinking twice. 

“Damn it!” 

17. What is one talent i have? 

“Well you sing, and play instruments” i say like it was the most obvious thing on earth “Duh” i roll my eyes “i don’t think i have any talent, to be honest” 

“Yes you do” he says pulling me closer “you can draw really nicely, i like it a lot” 

“Do you really?” i look up at him. 

“Of course, babe”

18. What would i eat every day if i could? 

“She could eat chocolate all the day if she could” Luke says almost without thinking “(Y/n) has the biggest sweet tooth I’ve ever seen” 

“that’s true” i agree “but i actually don’t know what could you eat like all the time” i say thinking “Maybe nachos? with dip” i raise my eyebrows looking at him. 

“Yeah, I’ll give it to you, nachos and dip is awesome for me” 

19. What is something you do that i wish you didn’t?

“You always repeat what other people say” i say laughing because this is something that sometimes was annoying of Luke and that at the same it was cute  “When something makes you laugh, you always repeat like the last phrase, all the time” i say leaning my head on his shoulder and laughing. 

“What? i don’t do that” he says almost offended. 

“ you do babe, you do” i say, sitting up straight and giving him a little push indicating him to say his answer. 

“I wish you weren’t such a picky girl for everything” he says “but it is not that bad actually because most of the times the choices end up being good, but sometimes is a bit annoying” 

i shrug “yeah i get it” 

20. What can i spend hours doing? 

”Reading” my boyfriends say “your book collection is huge baby” 

“thanks” i smile “you could spend the entire day just doing nothing” i chuckle “you work a lot, you deserve a lot of breaks”

21. If I could live anywhere, where would it be?

Disneyland,completly” i say and he rolls his eyes, also laughing at my response. 

“Hell yes” he says likcompletelyserious “Everyone watch out, we’re taking over that castle” 

“we’re taking the lead over the entire park!” i joke, exclaiming and faking an evil laugh that ended up being a real laugh, being with Luke making this is so fun, this is the kind of moments that make me love him more and more everytime. 



end up the tag guys! please you can request any kind of tags you could think of with any of the guys and ill make them ! that’s a promise, hope you loved this one and have a great day/night!

kisses and love for the klonnie fam

it’s been like 4 years and i just wanted to s/o all the folks who’ve made me fall in love with this ship, inspired me to write, and supported me in a variety of ways:

@cheleonrage712: this girl is a BEAST y’all. She’s written cross overs for Bonnie and Klaus with almost every fandom imaginable, from Black Panther to Game of Thrones. Writes some of the most amazing kidfic out there, with kid OC’s that have the most adorable personalities, and is always reblogging and boosting other writers and artists. One time she wrote a drabble about klaus having a tea party with his and Bonnie’s daughter that was so FREAKING CUTE it made me lie down and cry. No joke.

@bonneibennett: my OG! She’s best known as queen of the b*amon fandom and possibly the most perfect cinnamon roll to ever roll, but she’s also a multishipping STAR whose amazing klonnie gifsets and graphics sucked me in. Nisha also has the dubious honor of reccing me my first klonnie fic that forever cemented my love for the ship and ruined my life. Without her encouragement and amazing artwork I would’ve never taken the plunge to writing klonnie. I mean, just look at this talent right here. Enough said.

@darwinquark: another beast of a girl who’s always around when i’m feeling EXTRA SALTY about that one Ship That Must Not Be Named. Her one klonnie fic is so amazing and she herself is so freaking talented. I mean, she gifs, she vids, she edits, she writes, she throws shade like no one’s business. Is there anything this girl can’t do????

@thebennettdiaries: UH-MAZING writer and lovely person. Seriously, this girl is like writing #goals. Wrote one of the hottest klonnie fics TO DATE that I always return to when I need inspiration, incredibly supportive to other writers, always down to talk plot bunnies and headcanons, and consistently fills the klonnie tag with amazing drabbles and chapters. A veteran of the klonnie fandom and one of my all time faves.

@iputaspxllonyou:  runs like one of the most beautiful Bonnie Bennett RP blogs I’ve ever seen, is undiluted 100% klonnie trash, and aside from being a talented writer herself, is always around to help me talk ideas and scenarios and read over scenes I’m having trouble with. One of the wittiest people I know, takes no shit, and writes some of the most heartbreaking and beautiful stuff. She has a drabble about Klaus helping Bonnie babysit the neighbor’s kids that I’m pretty sure made me ovulate spontaneously. 10/10 would recommend.

@thehedgerider: YO this girl always leaves the best reviews, smart as a whip and has a brain that can assemble and disassemble stories at the drop of a hat. She started writing Klonnie fic last summer and her very first fic SOMEHOW managed to take 8 years of shitty shitty canon and weave it into something magnificent that develops Bonnie and Klaus both individually and as a couple. I still don’t know how she managed it. Tbh she may have sold her soul to the devil, cos it was that.freaking.brilliant. Also always around to talk sensibly when I’m freaking out about canon stupidity. Bless your heart girl. Go read her fics!

@lilac17: once upon a time I said a prayer for someone to write a klonnie babyfic where everyone’s in character, the cuteness is balanced with development, the angst is paired with fluff, and Bonnie has agency and Klaus grows as a person, and the fandom gods sent THIS GIRL. She’s also currently writing a soulmate fic that breaks and restores my heart in every chapter, and her mastery of emotional conflict breathes so much intimacy and warmth into her stories it’s almost unbearable. She’s also a sweetheart who supports other fans and always stands up for creativity. Go read her stuff and catch all the feels!

@thefudge: if y’all follow us both then you know we spend an inordinate amount of time up each other’s butts so please excuse this gratuitous affection. But YO, she’s my trash sis for a reason. My evil twin. My road dog. My fellow bride of Dracula. The other raccoon in the dumpster with me. This girl is the Lestat to my Robert Redford. She’s such a gifted writer it’s ridiculous y’all. I mean, go see for yourself. Whether it’s gothic romance or bittersweet indie ventures, I always end up flailing and demanding more. This chick’s writing will keep you up at night, but in like a GOOD, i-didnt-know-i-needed-this-until-now kinda way. Aside from being brilliant, she’s also kind and smart and has helped me get through some of the craziest stuff in my life with her beautiful gifsets, amazing fics, and always rewarding conversation. So much so that I hereby forgive her for hurting me with beautiful Klonnie AUs. (You’re welcome bish)

Additionally, there’s so many more people who fill the tag, who review and reblog fics, who’re part of this classy little ship, and even though I don’t talk to all of you regularly I want you to know I love seeing y’all on my dash, and your artwork and contributions and support helps keep this fandom going. @capesandlace @godiva-duchess @prairienina @aprilgeorge365 @ofdragonsanddreams16 @gray-jedi-scavenger-rey @lilouklonnie @danya1980 @ishipwhateverthefuckiwantto @fortheloveofklonnie @tehzo @bellavida0213

Each and every one of you are responsible for creating a lovely little community in which I’ve felt more inspired, more creative, more welcomed and supported than any other fandom community I’ve been in. Y’all seriously rock, and I can’t wait to keep rocking with this fam <3 Viva la us my loves!

anonymous asked:

how old do you think you should be when you get married? People always tell me you should wait until your late twenties or even thirties till you've developed as a person more, before you marry. But I've been with the same girl for 3 years now, and we're very much in love. We've been through a lot, and we're stronger because of it. I'm 23 and she's 22. We're not planning on getting married any time soon, but as a more mature lesbian do you think we're too young to know who we want to marry?

I don’t think there is an age when you suddenly are “mature enough”.

I think it’s a process of understanding commitment even when it gets hard. Being mature enough to stay honest and communicate frustrations and hurt as well as affection.

I think before you marry you need to both have a real understanding that life is going to get hard, and people are going to tempt you to stray, and yet you won’t give up on each other.
All relationships have ups and downs. Make sure you’ve seen them in the downs, and that you’re both willing to sacrifice your pride to
put the other one first. Always make an effort to communicate and show affection.
Commit to weathering the storms together.

I saw a quote on Sense 8 about relationships and marriage that I think relates.

“Here’s the thing. We all wake up and we have to tick the same Terms and Conditions box. Everyday stuff will happen to you. Some of it will be good, some of it will be bad. Choice is less about what happens than it is about how we deal with it. I’ve been thinking a lot about all the things that have happened to us over this past year. I won’t lie. Sometime’s it’s terrifying, and sometimes it’s incredibly exciting. It’s been maddening, enlightening, confusing, and always unpredictable. However, I don’t think there’s been a single day, when I didn’t hear that same voice in my head telling me, “Whatever you do, do not let her go.”

anonymous asked:

Hey! This is probably incredibly random but I've seen some of your posts in the Edinburgh university tag. I recently got an offer and I'm trying to get myself excited what are the best things?

oh yay congrats to you!!!!! what will you be studying?

okay so the best things about it:

(oops the pics have fucked up because they’re massive and i didn’t realise but i cba fixing them)

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From The Archive: Jennifer Lawrence On Hunger Games: Catching Fire
On flipping the bird at the Oscars and why Katniss is the unluckiest person in film…

Jennifer Lawrence is an interview goddess. More charming than you ever thought she could be, the Oscar winner was on very good form when Empire spoke to her in Cannes earlier this year. As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits cinemas this week, we thought we’d run the extended interview first seen (in part) in the November 2013 issue of Empire. This time around, you’ll hear more about sandwiches, swearing and what to call an ear infection…

You’ve won an Oscar. What’s the plan next?
I don’t know… go into television? Or do something totally unexpected. I’ll start doing voiceovers for Animal Planet. No, but seriously now, that’s something I really want to do. (Laughs)

But after the awards is there a feeling that you’re better than this blockbuster malarkey now?
You know, it’s funny how much it doesn’t change things. When you think about it, it’s just a little statue. It’s really only… a positive thing. A really nice honour, a really lovely thing to say that you’ve done, and then you move on. You keep working!

Is the sequel going to be better than the original?
I don’t know… I have not seen it yet. (Laughs) Hopefully! It’s what you hope for from any sequel - that it’s as good, or better. Nobody wants worse. I just don’t know if it’s going to be better. I really hope so!

Did you pick up any injuries this time around?
In the first one I ran into a wall, but that was during training. Once we got into filming, there were no more bizarre injuries. In this one, I went deaf for a week, and yep, I’m still having ear problems, so that’s cool. My ear pretty much covers it. It was the star of the injury show on this last one.

What caused the ear problem?
First, I had to jump into stagnant water for a stunt, which caused a double ear infection. Then I had to jump into water jets, and one jet went into my ear, making a ‘PSHYOOOOOV!’ noise, which made me deaf for a week, but I didn’t go to the doctor because I’m a genius. So I eventually got my hearing back, and now I get this tearing noise every time I yawn. I really should go back to the doctor and ask them what that means. 'Tell me, is this normal?'&#157; I’m in pain. 24/7. Help me.

How is your hair handling the dying back and forth?
Not well. (Laughs) I knew I had to cut it short because I don’t like staying brunette - I keep having to touch it up because I am actually a blonde. So I knew I wanted to go blonde and I knew I had to go short because there’s really only so much hair can handle. It’s held up for a long time, so I’m very pleased.

What advice would you have given yourself, your younger self, before you started The Hunger Games?
(Laughs) I got something to say, but I can’t…

You know, I think I’m doing everything perfectly. I think I’ve just about nailed it. 100%. And also, I know me, and I know I wouldn’t have listened, because I had a lot of people tell me what to do before and I did not listen. I don’t think I would have made an exception, not even for myself. No-one can actually give you any advice. It’s one of those day by day, every situation is different things, so there’s no way you can really prepare for anything. It’s kind of like, 'Oh well, let’s strap in, see how it goes, hope for the best…’

How much do the photocalls actually feel like The Hunger Games?
It’s just a completely different animal, all that stuff. It’s really bizarre. I should say, it’s not that bad. I don’t know why everybody acts like it’s that torturous - you are just standing there with a lot of flashing lights, so it’s not as bad as it could be. It’s not as bad as when the photos actually come out. That’s like The Hunger Games.

The photo of you flipping the bird at the Oscars could be one of the best Oscar photos of all time.
It’s so funny how much I freaked out when I realised that happened. I told my publicist, saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God…’ and now I am like, 'That’s probably my proudest moment in my entire career.’ (Laughs)

That moment really pointed out to me how whenever people talk about not having a filter… Just how much more in control my limbs and mouths are than my actual self. It’s shocking.

What are people saying to you on the street?
Generally… people are really nice. Sometimes someone will shout, 'You’re a dirty whore!’ But I think that would happen anyway. I guess I should probably dress better. (Laughs)

Where is Katniss right now?
Where is she right now? Are you insane? I have no idea. Maybe… 'sitting here’. Oh, you mean at the point of Catching Fire? Right, okay, sure.

After The Hunger Games, Katniss has moved into a house, she’s a Victor now, and she’s trying to get her life back together. She’s suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and her life is very different now because she goes home to the people who she knows and they don’t really know her any more. There’s a certain side of her that really only Peeta knows at the point, and she’s always felt there’s a side of her that Gayle only really knows because of her history, and now her life is so different and she’s just trying to piece it together before she finds out she has to go back.

Have you admitted to anyone you haven’t read the books yet?
Ha! And I don’t know until the day I show up on set… 'This is the day you get brought back into The Hunger Games…’ And I’m like, 'Are. You. Kidding me? Again? What do I have, a brother?’

Do you have a favourite of Francis Lawrence’s music videos?
'I’m A Slave 4 U’, Britney Spears. He was making those music videos for me. They were for my generation. It’s really funny, most of the music videos that I’ve seen and loved are his.

Jenny From The Block…
I know, there are so many nicknames.

No, the music video, the song.
Oh God, I’m such a dick. I get called Jenny From The Block… I just presumed. You know people call me J-Lo, right? You didn’t thank about that, did ya?

Jimmy Fallon and I asked Jennifer Lopez to dance once and she said no. That was also because Jimmy pussied out at the last minute and I ended up… well, it was meant to be a choreographed thing, me saying 'Dance with us!’ and then I went and did it and it turned into 'Dance with… me!’ That probably did seem really weird. She was like 'I’ll watch.’ 'Okay…’

What’s your favourite sandwich?
Philly cheesesteak. But also an Italian, which is turkey and ham.

Do you feel like The Hunger Games, with two more years to go, is taking over your life for the forseeable future?
When I signed on to the franchise, I was so prepared. I said to myself, 'Well, you’ll have fun on the first one, and the next one you’ll be miserable and it’ll seem like it’s forever and you’ll get really bored…’ I was just prepared for that. But it hasn’t happened. I get really excited when I’m shooting. I was just doing ADR and I was so excited to get back to shoot 3 and 4, because I know everybody and we’re buddies, so it’s like going back to school. Except it’s more fun than school. Much more fun.

But I really do actually enjoy them. A lot. I do. I feel like it’s going home. Other jobs make me feel strange - 'I don’t know these people!’ - and then I go back to Hunger Games and I’m like, 'Okay…’

Is there a similar feeling to Days Of Future Past?
I just freaked out over Peter Dinklage. I lost my mind. I was like, 'That’s Tyrion Lannister!’ I’d imagine myself getting on my knees and saying, 'My liege…’ He’s The Angry Elf. He’s just everything. Yeah. I freaked out over him. Actually, everybody on set was freaking out. Hugh Jackman was sunbathing, I’m blue Mystique, and then Peter Dinklage walks by on a cellphone and everyone on set says, 'Oh my God, Tyrion Lannister is talking on a cellphone!’

Are you in the blue make-up a lot, or are they going to give you a break this time?
I am blue a lot. But I get little moments here and there. It’s great because it’s the perfect kind of shooting schedule. Everybody gets time off, which with The Hunger Games movies I am definitely not used to.

And what about David O. Russell, is there a similar with-the-gang feeling there?
It feels wonderful. I love him so much, and this last film was really amazing. He’s just so incredible when he gets his imagination going. I think it was even better the second time.

Do you have a favourite Hunger Games character name?
They are all very out there. There are times when I am travelling around and I’ll see signs, and I think, 'Ah, that’s probably where that came from.’ Or I’m in the doctor’s office, and I hear about a new disease. My ear infection is called 'Claudius Templesmith’.

Have you been showing the newcomers to the franchise the ropes?
No, I’m not a jerk. 'Okay you guys, follow my lead and you’ll be fine…’ No, everybody just got stuck in. Jeffrey Wright, Jenna Malone, Sam Claflin… everybody was so nice. They all moved in really quickly. As long as you’re nice, we like you.

And Josh and I really needed a break from each other, so bringing in new blood was good for us. It was getting unhealthy. I think now the ear infection may not have been from the water - it may have been from Josh talking in my ear too much.

Thank you very much for your time, Jenny From The Block.
I hope I gave you something useable. I’ve had way too much caffeine and I’m like, 'NYEEEEAR.’ I thought you were going to think I was on crack or something. Which I might be, if this is what that feels like.

   Interview by Ali Plumb

taryn-nicole  asked:

1.Just saw your post about merchandise, and honestly, its just more indication how much no one gives a shit about Sasusaku. I've honestly never seen any Sasusaku or SSS merchandise, its always either Sasuke-Salad or Sasuke-Naruto and Boruto-Sarada. In the entire, almost 15 years of the Naruto anime production, there hasn't been 1 Sasusaku filler (but there have been NH fillers). None of the movies have SS, if anything, RTN and even The Last are anti-Sasusaku. Bolt Movie ain't got shit for them.

Sakura novel was a flop for SS. Sasuke novel is more SasuNaru wank. Literally all they got was Gaiden, and what did they get? 11 years of abandonment, a cold, unemotional reunion from Sasuke, 85% of their fanarts/headcanons gone up in flames, their “queen” being degraded again past the point of no return, no substance or development between Sasuke and Sarada, and everything all the Sasusaku criticizers (the majority of the fanbase) has said about SS being proven right, in fact, Sasusaku got more critics and was ill received by both eastern and western readers. Kishimoto talks about how clear Hinata’s reasons are, how she and Naruto are meant to be, and accolades abound. But Sakura? She’s got a poisonous addiction, any attempt to give her feelings depth would be contrived, lol Sasuke’s never home, etc. He’s never had anything of depth or positivity to say about Sakura love or SS. It honestly just comes across as he either dislikes SS or the idea of it.

SS is the black sheep of the Naruto pairings, even the canon ones. It’s the only pairing where the number of negative moments outnumbers the positive or even neutral moments. It’s the only pairing where one half of the pairing outright rejected and tried to kill the other half multiple times. And it’s the only pairing that, post-ending, has one half of the couple completely absent for over a decade with the implication that they’ve never kissed their partner.

So with that in mind, are we really surprised that SSS merchandise doesn’t exist? Are we really surprised that SP has avoided making SS-exclusive filler and for the most part just continued to throw Sakura at Sasuke and make him look annoyed in response? Even the author of the Sakura novel avoided SS interaction like the plague. As you pointed out, even Kishimoto doesn’t know what to say in regards to SS, just calling Sakura’s feelings a poisonous addiction and alluding to Sasuke having to be OOC to fit into the ending. What kind of merchandise would even exist for SS? More of Sakura drooling over Sasuke while he looks annoyed or like he wants to murder her (like in the first family photo we were given)? There’s not much else you can do with Sasuke without having him look OOC as hell. That’s why most merch you see Sakura and Sasuke together in is Team 7 related, because Sasuke pretty much can’t smile unless Naruto’s near him.

So I think there are multiple reasons why SS merch doesn’t exist.

1) There’s little to no market for it, especially in Japan.

2) There’s no way to provide SSS merch without portraying Sasuke as horribly OOC.

3) The negativity associated with the pairing makes it difficult to portray positive interaction even in the future.

Instead we get SP and Kishimoto constantly making excuses for SS’s existence, as if they didn’t really like it but they had no choice. SS becoming canon is either a case of pair the spares or as a means to produce Sarada, a character that if paired with Boruto would “bridge” NH, SS, and NS. Sarada has already been described as a “female Sasuke” to Boruto (a fail imo since Sarada is more a rehash of Sakura that just looks like Sasuke, though maybe that’s intentional for the whole “pander to NS” thing). I doubt SP could think of any other way to attempt to please people. But you can’t please everyone, and SP is incredibly stupid for thinking their scheme would work. And now they’ve backed themselves into a corner where one of their key pairings made canon for the ending is so toxic they can barely even touch it or make money off of it. Brilliant.

marxiegirl  asked:

I get that you ship Rumbelle and everything (I did too in the beginning) but don't you as a woman (if you are a woman, if not I guess this wouldn't make much sense to you) don't you feel uncomfortable for Belle? Like, I've been in a physically and mentally abusive relationship and seeing them together now just like gives me flashbacks. He's so emotionally manipulative and it's getting to the point where I'm starting to feel sick about it, Thoughts?

Hi there. First of all, I’m incredibly sorry for your pain. Physical and mental abuse is serious and I do not take your trauma lightly. I don’t think you should watch or ship anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. *HUGS YOU TIGHT*

Can answer this question in a way that both satisfies you and allows me to be honest about my feelings? I don’t know, but I want to try. Let me start by saying that in examining any of the relationships on this show, it helps me to remember that these are fairy tale couples–not accurate reflections of how love and marriage work in the real world. And I think sometimes the show wants the characters to reflect real life and sometimes they want it to be a fairy tale, and the audience can’t always distinguish between which realm of morality we are in.

Yes, I’m a woman. A married woman with two children who has been in relationships that involve both abuse and addiction. From that perspective, yes, I do feel uncomfortable for Belle–but not for the reason you’re stating. I feel uncomfortable because I see her as a woman who is deeply in love with a 300-year-old sorcerer who has suffered serious, lifelong trauma. Right now, Belle doesn’t know how to love Rumple and protect her own heart at the same time. I see Belle as a woman who just found out that her husband is the Dark One again as well as a newly pregnant mother-to-be who had a bizarre dream where her child said that Rumple was going to ruin their lives and as a result is doing what Belle does–kneejerk reacting to protect herself and their child. In Season 4, Belle saw Rumple’s heart turn black–saw him on the brink of death–and now that he’s taken back the darkness she is terrified of losing him for good, so much so that she would rather take the choice of being together away from both of them. She’s claiming this is all for the sake of the baby, but it’s for herself as well. She loves Rumple and that scares her. Belle is on the cusp of amazing character growth in which she learns that the world isn’t black and white–there are gray areas–and it’s ok to love a person for who they are and not because of or in spite of their choices. All this development has been just shy of her reach for the past season, but I think that’s where we are going.

I see Rumple as a man who has embraced power as his one companion–it’s the one thing he can always count on when everything and everyone else fails. He is struggling against that need for power and control now; trying to be honest, trying to be different, trying to be the man Belle says she wants, but he often does the wrong things (trapping Belle on the ship) for the right reasons (protecting his family).

I don’t view Rumple as emotionally manipulative because for Rumple, love equals protection. That’s what he believes he has to offer. His self-esteem is so low that he doesn’t believe he can be wanted for himself; only for what he can do for someone. What does he have to offer Belle? Protection. But she doesn’t want him to protect her. She wants him to love her. Share with her. Include her. Make decisions with her, not for her. Rumple truly loves Belle and he truly loves his child, and he’s doing what he thinks is best–I truly believe this. But Belle is tired of feeling shut out and is fearful that she’s going to continue to peel back more and more secrets. Belle has always seen through Rumple’s facade and past the mask of the “monster” to the loving heart within–that’s why she said in 6x04 that he’s “tired of looking at the man in the mirror.” Rumple said in 6x01 “maybe I’m tired of being a beast.” It was a flippant comment, but I think it was full of truth. Rumple knows he needs to change, remembers Belle’s words about Merlin’s prophesy and using his power for good. He is tired of feeling like a beast, but he doesn’t yet know how to have the power he needs and to use it in the right way.

Despite how things look now, I have hope for Rumbelle, and here’s why:

1. In spite of all the pain they have been through, Belle and Rumple cannot help but acknowledge the love they feel for each other. People who have fallen out of love or no longer care don’t address each other with the level of passion and care we saw onscreen.

2. Rumple has started being honest and sharing his heart. The events of Season 4 weren’t that long ago, so Belle’s not ready to believe it and trust it. Not yet. But the more he gives Belle honesty and pushes back on her ultimatums, the more Belle will know that Rumple’s attempts to protect her aren’t about being in control–they are his way of demonstrating his love.

3. Belle is going to see that she, too, has made mistakes. Every character on this show is flawed and Belle is no exception. She married the Dark One–it was never going to be an easy ride. But I feel like change is ahead and Belle is going to stop running and start listening long enough to see that Rumple is trying to do right by her and the baby. And she needs to do right by him by giving him the benefit of the doubt and a chance to change at his own pace. 

There are serious issues here, but at the end of the day love is not only enough–it’s everything. 

anonymous asked:

To that person with the ass-kicking 12 year old, I'd like to point out that it could be easily possible for her to defeat an untrained adult if she's had a lot of training- I've seen seven and eight year olds break pine boards (which are supposed to be about the same difficulty as bone?) and depending on how you go about it you could totally take down a much stronger opponent, you'd just need to cause enough damage within the first few blows.

No.

You’re equating a safe seminar environment with an unpredictable street environment and that’s just no. Speaking as someone who has been a participating member on both sides of the board breaking seminar (the ouch, oh god my fingers side and the yay, I broke it side), I can say you’ve missed the point of the exercise. Board breaking seminars aren’t about strength or bone density or your ability to hit something, not really. It’s about teaching the student to

1) Focus and energy projection. They project their energy through a very specific point on the board. It’s about targeting and timing.

2) It’s a confidence building exercise. And it’s a very successful one.

3) Distant third. It’s cool for the parents to watch.

Insider tip: the boards that children twelve and under buy are actually thinner than the boards they give adults because they are easier to break. The average child size board is 1" compared to 2" or more for adults, and the really little ones get a half inch board. It’s really thin. Thin enough an adult can apply enough pressure to snap them with their two hands. For the really little ones (like five or six) when they have real trouble and start to get frustrated this allows the instructor to give them a little extra help if necessary. This isn’t a common practice and especially not during tests, but it happens.

This is all before I point out that board breaking means almost nothing in terms of actual combat viability. This is mainly because: the board does not move. (And neither do the instructors holding it cause when they miss, ouch. Hardest part is learning not to flinch)

I sparred my instructors as a kid and, older teens in the class, and even some adults. It’s incredibly intimidating to fight someone taller and older than you. Even when you do well, their hits hurt a lot more even when they are pulling their punches. I have also done the reverse. I’ve fought kids as an older teen and an adult. It’s incredibly easy to see everything they do, if only because no part of them is outside of your visual range. There is a reason they separate out by age group at tournaments. The major reason is safety, even for a more experienced or higher ranked twelve year old going up against a low level adult.

This is also where I point out this happened in a controlled environment with pads and mouth guards, where it was safe and no one wanted to kill me.

The trick with getting hits in first is that it’s what’s called “taking the initiative” if you can take the initiative, then you tend to keep it because you are overpowering your opponent and they cannot fight back. They are too confused by pain to fight back. This… isn’t true for a child. I say this having sparred with twelve year old black belts who were incredibly overeager with their attacks. It just doesn’t feel the same. Not because they’re slower (most kind of are), they just can’t hit as hard, they can’t bring the same amount of force to bear, and, ultimately, I could always reach them long before they reached me.

I know this is difficult for a lot of people to comprehend because television and movies, but the honest truth is that they don’t use child soldiers because kids can fight on an even playing field with adults.

Starke linked the post where I talked about the major differences between children and adults when it comes to fighting, where I talked about all the ways that a child, even a well trained child, is at a significant disadvantage on a psychological level, an intellectual/maturity level, as well as the physical one. (I also talked about why grown ass women should not be equated with children in that post, even though they often are.)

We’re also talking about a twelve year old going up against the type of adults who would kill them and as anyone can tell you that’s an entirely different ballgame.

The ways children beat adults are:

Attacks of Opportunity. Take a baseball bat to the back of some bastards head while they are passed out drunk and the problem takes care of itself.

Weapons. Especially weapons that give them range like a gun or a staff over something like a knife where, while deadly, they have to be very close to use it.

-Michi