if for some reason

I KNOW we’re all feeling v confused, hurt and offended aboutthe whole Lexa arc, but idk how to tell you people that on a narrative/trope level, as WELL as a character level, that was AWESOME

HERE R SOME REASONS NOT TO BE ANNOYED AT THIS EP:

  • In femslash relationships, more than any other type, the love interest is usually so in love with their person that they would do anything for them; this is due to both stereotypes about women (“they love so passionately”/”without your head”) and femslash relationships (“TWO WOMEN = TOO EMOTIONAL” etc). This show didn’t even acknowledge them; yes Lexa has a crush on Clarke, but Lexa is also the head of an army, and she already sacrificed a lover for the sake of her own people. What makes you think she wouldn’t sacrifice a potential lover for the sake of them?!?!?!?!??!
  • Lexa’s mantra this whole season has been: Don’t trust anyone. This implicitly loudly included the addendum “DONT TRUST ME” which Clarke violated from the very beginning. JUST BECAUSE LEXA TRUSTS CLARKE DOESN’T MEAN SHE THINKS SHE DESERVES CLARKE TRUST. Never, not ONCE, did she say “u can trust me about this Clarke”
  • Essentially, I think that anyone who claims that this “””betrayal””” is inconsistent with lexa’s character has been interacting too much with the fanon interpretation where she’s a ‘lil racoon’ who only makes heart eyes at Clarke. This is an element of her character, but ultimately she is a military commander and a canon killer who was able to look her mentor figure in the eye while she stabbed him. Lexa is not scared of making difficult choices, even if it does hurt her.
  • LEXA ALSO VERY STRONGLY BELIEVES THAT NO LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN ANOTHER: no special treatment from the grounders (making them an interesting parallel to the Arc ppls). When she and Clarke are being attacked, she tells Clarke “leave me here”; essentially, save yourself. Lexa literally looks at a situation, looks at who can be saved more easily, and saves that person. Even if that person isn’t even her.
  • Which brings me to my penultimate point: this was meant to be A RESCUE MISSION. It was successful. People were RESCUED. And you know that if the mountain men had said “u can have 70% of ur people but we keep 30%” lexa would have also agreed 2 that
  • Ultimately, THIS was a bad plan. IT DEPENDED ON A LOT OF SINGLE PEOPLE DOING SPECIFIC THINGS at the EXACT right time. By doing this trade off, Lexa may be “”””losing””” a battle against the mountain men, so that she can ULTIMATELY win the war. Once those MM’s come up, u can BET UR TINY LIL ASS that they will be slaughtered, picked off, one by one, without any substantial damage to Grounder troops. Dante said “peace w the savages”; what he means is a temporary truce until the Grounders are in a position of power. Then: BOOM.
  • ALSO ALSO remember when Jason Rothenberg said this show wasn’t about ships, but characters and survival?!?!? Yeah, I do too. If u want fanservice and putting ships above anything else, watch Lost Girl.

If you still didn’t like the ep, here r some reasons to actually be annoyed about this ep:

  • It was more racist than usual, which is saying something
  • Children make terrible military commanders
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[Light and identity issues]

“If you lose your ego, you lose the thread of that narrative you call your Self. Humans, however, can’t live very long without some sense of a continuing story.” (H. Murakami - Underground)  

A drunk conversation.

Sasuke : *Drunk* Hey dobe

Naruto : *Also drunk* Yeah?

Sasuke : You know, a few years back, there’s this one thing I never thought                      would actually come true.

Naruto : OH TEME PUH-LEAASE. YOU ALWAYS DO THIS EVERYTIME WE                   GO OUT DRINKING. LIKE I GET IT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU                     WOULD RETURN TO THE VILLAGE OR HAVE YOUR OWN FAMILY                 AGAIN OR BE HAPPY AGAIN. LIKE YO I GET IT. SERIOUSLY.                         YOU’VE BEEN TELLING ME THE SAME THING FOR THE LAST 23                    YEA-

Sasuke : Naruto.

Naruto : *shuts up* what?

Sasuke : *Puts on a serious face*

Naruto : *Gets serious* Okay. What?

Sasuke : I was gonna say I never thought I will actually get to see Sakura                         naked.

Naruto : wha- *realizes what Sasuke just said* WHAT THE FUCK MAN?!?                      *Puts hands over ears* MAN FUCK YOU! I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT                     DRUNK ENOUGH TO HEAR THIS KIND OF SHIT. I SERIOUSLY AM                 RETHINKING ABOUT ALL MY- *Keeps ranting*

Sasuke : *Chuckles*

My heart breeds words that
I have no room for. I don’t
write them out, I bleed.

i’m so sad bc i know bees are important and i want to save them but i am

so SO SO SO SO SCARED OF BEES

and i know i have no reason to be and that it’s a totally irrational fear but oh my god i am so scared of bees 

((I’ve had this lying around for a long time, I completely forgot about it lol. This is supposed to be Rosie’s coronation gown. She was crowned queen after she accidentally saved a race from pure extinction on a planet far away. It was a surprise to her and she didn’t really want to be queen. She was touched though, and keeps her crown safe.))

The year is 2015. The teenager spoke to them-self, gazing out of the window at a bright sunny day with shimmering white snow blanketing everything. “This is it.” They say. “2015. Everything is finally peaceful. There is full equality. Things are looking amazing. It’s been a year since the last war, and since, all wars have seized. It was the longest peace anyone alive has know.” The teenager turned around, looking at the wood flooring. “All of those terrible things happened so long ago, I’m so glad they aren’t happening now.” They are crying. The television tells stupid news stories about some penguin at the zoo, but as they go online, the gasp and cry out as they hear about a child killed due to race, a woman killed due to sex, a person killed because of sexuality, a person killed because of religion, a person committing suicide because they weren’t accepted. 

They shake and cry, knowing that these people could be their friends. It could be the neighbor, 8 year old Andrew, because he is black. It could be their friend Amy because she said no. It could be their classmate Jace because he held his boyfriend’s hand. It could be their best friend Alli, because she wears a hijab. It could be themself because they have always been put down, abandoned, and dejected. But hey, it’s 2015 right? Everything’s better now, isn’t it? Those problems existed so long ago right? There’s nothing to worry about now… that’s what everyone said when they were little….now they just wished it was true.

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(Mod: All these different Bill’s and I wanted to give it a shot~

Had to put in a second image of the same pic cuz Tumblr likes to mess up the details I put in when ya click it OTL)

ugh two diff ppl couldn’t understand me when i said my name this week alone but nick miller jake johnson says it like my family & i do, so there (i guess)

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finding 6 selfies was a struggle wo w and only one of these is from this year lma o

I was tagged by cuties genderfluidnoodle and noodlefucker69 and i’m going to tag merbleberp because i want more snowfies even though you’ve spoiled me with so many this year and aheeheenuss bc you died your hair and you look majestic af and disturbed-katten because you’re a babe and the world needs to know

Benitoite.

Liking this outfit much better. Also decided on a weapon for ‘em.