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this is a one time only unpopular opinion (it seems) rant about how unfairly hated daenerys targaryen is and all the reasons why i fucking love her.

okay kids, daenerys is kind of amazing and it baffles me how underrated and unfairly hated she is by a good portion of the fandom. let’s dive right in.

daenerys grew up without both her parents, on the run, with only her abusive older brother and a kindly knight, ser willem darry, by her side to take care of her, but ser willem died when dany was around five years old. she was likely undereducated, having only viserys around to teach her things, even though she grew up in essos she likely only knew what she learned through experience in the free cities. and the only people she knew besides him were those who would take the exiled brother and sister in to use them for their own gain.

with viserys as her only family, dany was not only constantly emotionally and sexually abused, but likely grew up with a warped sense of self, depression, anxiety and ptsd from viserys’ treatment of her and the constant stress of their life on the run. she has never had a real home.

then when the asoiaf series begins, daenerys is literally sold to khal drogo by viserys for his political advancement when she was only thirteen years old - her own brother not caring at all what happens to dany as a result. after their marriage, dany is repeatedly raped by drogo. and now that she living among the dothraki, she has to adapt to and learn an entire new culture and language.

even after dany grows to love drogo and thrives amongst the dothraki, her suffering isn’t over. she is forced to allow the murder of her brother because of his madness and constant cruelty, which even though a wise choice, is still a major loss in daenerys’ life and should not be overlooked. then, dany loses both khal drogo and her unborn child. people always seem to forget the fact that dany lost a child (that she named after her dead brother rhaegar) and just how traumatic and devastating that loss was. not only that, but she finds out she will (probably) never be able to have another child again.

above all, daenerys targaryen is a survivor. she is proof that even those of us who have gone through the worst and most heartbreaking trials can turn their pain into strength and survive it. even though she has been through so much tragedy and cruelty, daenerys does not lose her compassion for others. yes, she shows no mercy to her enemies, but she always protects the ones who need her. dany is constantly protecting and building up other women, the dothraki, and the slaves in the cities she has conquered.

i am so sick and tired of seeing daenerys reduced to a “white savior”. first of all, she had no choice when it came to living in essos, where most people of color in the asoiaf world reside. still, dany never looks down on them, but repeatedly builds them up and protects them, even when she is just a young teen and defends the dothraki from viserys. she frees the slaves in astapor, yunkai and meereen, not because she think she’s better than they are or to control them or take over, but because she cares for them and wants to abolish slavery. without daenerys, all of those people would still be in chains. daenerys sees freedom as the greatest thing in the world because it’s something she never had growing up. the whole “white savior” thing only exists because of george r.r. martin’s decision to make her white, not because of dany’s actual actions - she just wants to free people.

daenerys did face many problems when trying to rule meereen, being so unfamiliar with meereenese customs and traditions - again due to her lack of education she probably knew very little about the slave cities to begin with other than the biased talk she heard while in the free cities. still, daenerys, like she always does, learns through experience. she makes mistakes but always does her best to respect their traditions, even reopening the fighting pits so those men she freed who wished to could fight for honor, even though she was personally against it. all daenerys wants now is to finally go to westeros and take back everything that was stolen from her as a child and find the home she never got to have.

yes, there are things daenerys does that i don’t agree with and are problematic, and i’m not saying that she is perfect. i would just like the fandom to acknowledge all the horror that she has been through in her life and to stop treating her unfairly. people are not perfect, therefore characters can’t be either. a character did something problematic? probably because it was supposed to be a problem, because stories have problems in them. you can love a character and acknowledge their faults at the same time. you can love a character and not condone their choices.

that’s how i feel about daenerys and all of the negatively surrounding her. i love her and i am tired of being made to feel guilty about that. i am so tired of the fandom straight up ignoring her lifetime of abuse and acting like it doesn’t matter, then wondering why she does the things she does as a result of that abuse. daenerys is a survivor. she’s doing the best she can and she is an amazing woman who deserves far better from us.

“this mother of dragons, this breaker of chains, is above all a rescuer.”

/endrant

anonymous asked:

Hi! A prompt: maybe Isak accidentally mentioning he had a crush on Jonas before and Jonas & Even teasing him about it? No hard feelings ofc just fun and games. Thank you a lot!! Hope this wasn't to specific or boring :-) Have a lovely day!!

ooooo hoooooo hoooo. I have actually been toying around with this idea since Isak came out to Jonas. God bless.

———-

Isak curses every moment that had led to this one. He curses Eva, and Jonas, and the man six packs of beer that had accompanied his friends to this spectacular pregame.

But he mostly curses himself for being so fucking dumb and childish for allowing Eva this fucking claw in him that she’s using to the best of her ability.

The she-Devil grins ominously when Isak had not-so-subtly targeted her during his turn of Never Have I Ever. And the time has come for her payback.

And payback was a fucking bitch.

“I’ve never…” Eva said with saccharine smile, “I’ve never messed with my freidn’s relationship because I was in love with him.”

The room ooo-ed and looked around for the guilty party. Isak could feel a hot flush crawl up his cheek. Noora, who was sprawled out on the ground next to Eva, thwacked her on the shoulder. Even, who had his arm around his shoulders and actining as a back rest for him, ooo-ed as well and laughed with the rest of the crew.

“Fucking shit,” Isak groaned, taking the shot as quickly and painlessly as possible.

The room went silent as Eva grinned and saluted him. Even’s arms tightened around him and Isak dared a glance to Jonas, who was staring opened mouthed.

“I fucking knew it!” Jonas finally cried out, breaking into bales of laughter, “All the shit about ‘no no no not you Jonas, I’m not in love with you! I fucking knew it! This is great.”

“It was a long time ago!” Isak defended, a small smile growing once he realized that no one in the room looked surprised or angry. He glanced up at Even who was sporting an amused quirk of his lips and raised eyebrows. He leaned in, “Long time ago.”

Even leaned down to peck him, “Good, I’d hate to have to fight Jonas to the death.”

Jonas snorted, still cackling in residual amusement. “You had a thing for me. Aww, Issy…..”

“Shut the fuck up,” Isak groaned, burying his face in his palms, “I was fourteen and you were the only boy I spent any amount of time with. Oh my God.”

Jonas stood up and pointed at Even, “Careful, Elvis, I’m going to steal your man.”

Even laughed, arms sneaking around Isak’s waist and resting on his lap, “Oh god please do, he snores.”

Isak rolls his eyes and struggles for a moment in Even’s arms. Finally he slumps back, “You are all mean.”

Magnus hands him another beer, “Did you ever have a crush on me, bro?”

“What about me?” Mahdi jeers, putting on his most exaggerated smile, “Come on, Isak, I had to be your type at some point?”

“You all literally can suck my dick.”

Even leans forward, biting at the shell of Isak’s ear and murmurs out a soft, “I call first dibs.”

That gets them both cheers, jeers, and groans from all of their friends.

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for the record: the weirdmageddon video game is super hard to beat it’s 12 levels and ive been playing it all afternoon but i will do it for the pines family

i usually prefer games with more character interaction but i love the retro style this has; speaking of style the animation and general design is really impressive considering its a free online licensed retelling of a kids tv show

also look at how pure

when i saw this image my life improved quantifiably

you know what i really love thinking about? what kind of pokemon games and just pokemon stuff in general a character would like 

hau would learn more towards the side games but loves all pokemon games. he probably needs at least 2 tissue boxes when playing pmd. takes 3+ hours deciding on his team because there’s too many good pokemon. spends too much time in amie/refresh, also gets sidetracked doing extra things. probably has 50 extra hours clocked in because of that.  i bet he loves making poffins. just wants to have a fun time in general

gladion would enjoy games that are more battle orientated; i can see him liking pokemon rumble a lot!! would probably try to get into (serious) competitive battling and quit in one day. is a sore loser whenever he loses though. honestly….i wouldn’t be surprised if he nicknamed his pokemon…. like hau, would also spend too much time in amie/refresh. probably secretly likes art academy, and is pretty good at it.

lillie would def be a side game person. I could also see her enjoying pokemon pinball and the ranger games. Once hau & sm protag would do enough convincing she would eventually hop onto the main games, but she prefers the ones that are story driven (so bw & sm, dppt). tries to complete the pokedex because she enjoys reading the entries. loves pokemon lore

anonymous asked:

honestly all i want in my life are more yandere videos. but i'm worried that d&p are so soft and sweet they won't go crazy and kill everyone in terrible and sadistic ways which was what i was looking forward too

dark dan and phil bring me the full yandare simulator playthrough