There’s a dangerous idea on SJ tumblr that the axes of oppression you experience make null or absolve you abusing people who don’t experience those marginalizations. Power systems exist and influence individual relationships, but these overarching power systems aren’t a rule.
If you’re bi and disabled, and your lover is straight and able, if the relationship becomes abusive, obviously, the straight abled lover is more likely to be the abuser. However, this will not always be the case—and I think SJ tumblr should recognize that. Too often I see abuse justification using the logic that “Because society generally favors this group, then this specific relationship favors the member of that group”:
“This man says a woman abused him, haha, that’s not possible.”
“I’m mentally ill so my cruel, vindictive behavior is okay.”
“This person says I’m racist, but they’re cishet so I’m ignoring it.”
Individual power dynamics can and do supersede societal power dynamics, and to reject that fact is to justify abuse.
forsythe pendleton ‘jughead’ jones ♡ To someone on the outside, peering in, it would’ve looked like there were four people in that booth. But I was there, and I can tell you. Really, there were only three. A blonde girl, a raven-haired girl, and the luckiest red-headed boy in the universe. For one shining moment, w e w e r e j u s t k i d s.
“The crimson bird took in the sight of his blackened, frostbitten body and cried. He heard its musical lament and saw the sorrow in the depth of its obsidian eyes for the loss of its master, a loss that it would carry for the rest of its immortal life, and for the first time the Dark Lord understood empathy. He would grant it mercy.
They say it is a great sin, to slay a unicorn. They say it is an atrocity, to kill something so pure, so innocent… That to drink its blood will save you from the brink of death, but that the moment the liquid touches your lips, you will live a half-life…a cursed life…They say nothing of what it means to kill a phoenix.
To take the life of the eternal. No one has ever accomplished such an impossible feat, would even think to try. But the ability of Lord Voldemort knows no bounds, bows to no laws, conforms to no boundaries… He drank its tears and drained it of its blood. He consumed its heart. …Such power. Such ancient, pure magic. It ignited in him. It was the healing fire. It brought his frozen limbs back to life in a burning, scorching pyre.” Hauntingly
I’ve noticed a common complaint in the Steven Universe fandom nowadays being that Lapis’ day palette is way too bright, which i completely agree as I actually started to notice that her color palette now is brighter than her Season 1 palette when looking at images of her online, so using a screenshot from Jailbreak i edited a vector of Lapis to hopefully look a lot more pleasing to the eye, I personally like it over the more neon sky blue skin she has now. What do you guys think? (also check out the read more for a bonus screencap edit!)
now i’m just thinking about them sneaking out to the movies for a date and jimin wrapping his arm around yoongi. or when they’re at the dorm and jimin sees yoongi watching tv so he sits beside him, swiftly wrapping his arm around his shoulders. when they go to bed and yoongi is so tired he just curls into jimin’s side enjoying the warmth of his arms around him - like… they both seemed so comfortable with the position i wonder when this started being their thing?
i mean of course maybe jimin just likes resting his arm on the back of chairs idk but let me have my moment okay?