• The male benders in ATLA: Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
  • The female benders in ATLA: Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.
a word on dark fuck archie

so i’ve had this theory brewing in my head for a while re: riverdale - a show i am not watching, btw. i’m trying to figure out why, in 2017, a teen soap opera on the cw which is inarguably going for the queer teen demographic like a heat-seeking missile is utterly failing to deliver anything resembling real representation.

like, if you can air betty and veronica kissing, surely you can portray one or both as openly gay or bi? if you can explicitly depict jughead as asexual in the comics - have him say the word, even - what’s stopping him from being asexual on the show? if you’re going to insist your show isn’t “fanfiction,” why pad your show wall-to-wall with queer UST and beg fans to write fic about it?

so i’ve been puzzling all of this out, right, and up until now i’d just dismissed the show as pretty flagrant textbook queerbait.

but then today i saw a post that was like, discussing a storyline in which ms. grindy fucks archie - like, yes, in this show, the matronly senior citizen english teacher is a thirty-something predator who goes after her teenage students? - and the OP of the post was like, “do NOT blame archie andrews for this, blame the writers.” blame the writers. which struck me as an odd choice of phrasing. because we’re three weeks into this show. and the writers have apparently done nothing but make batshit, morally objectionable decisions. and because nobody watching or talking about this show appears to actually enjoy it?

and then it hit me: riverdale isn’t queerbait. oh, no. no, no, no. this is something we’ve never seen before, at least not on this scale.

it’s discourse bait.

there is no reason to believe that every single element of riverdale was not concocted in a corporate laboratory to bait teenagers into arguing about it online. first, lure social justice-minded kids in: diverse casting - polynesian archie, latina veronica, an all-black josie and the pussycats! hint at queer representation - betty and veronica kissing, kevin keller existing, barb from stranger things making an appearance and maybe being a lesbian? 

so do all of that, promote the shit out of it, get your fanbase in order before the show’s even aired - and then blow it all to pieces from episode one. 

why bother writing a plot when you could write the basis for a million furious micdotcom thinkpieces? why bother writing representation when hinting at representation and then ripping it away generates so much more twitter traffic? no such thing as bad publicity, right? a kid hate-watching the show is still watching the show and running up the ratings. every person who blogs about how shitty this show is inevitably inspires a few more people to go witness the trainwreck firsthand.

it’s like. a breathtakingly clever trap. and thousands and thousands of well-meaning young people have walked right into it. this show literally exists for no other purpose than to generate controversy in an age where teenagers who watch the CW also read bell hooks and foucault. fucking wild.

100% Vampire Widow Skin

Because it is subtle and I still see some people not convinced/#IWantToBelieve-ing @ the Huntress and Comtesse skins so I turned my in game screenshots to take at 9x resolution and took some pics

So yeah this are inarguably fang marks. Think everyone has seen these by now but at least I haven’t seen them at this resolution yet

Teeth! Pointy little teeth! 

And in case you didn’t notice in the last two pictures, her eyes are clearly not normal. They’re a deeper gold than usual and have red pupils. They also are shinier, I think? I’ve noticed in some lights they can appear almost completely gold or completely red which is neat.

So hey even if she didn’t get a Halloween skin at least she still technically has a vampire one

I know this isn’t the first post of this flying around but since I haven’t seen screenshots this clear yet I decided to share

I just get very (◡‿◡✿) like my insides go all (◡‿◡✿) at the fact that Emma’s love language is inarguably touch. That whole scene she was just like cupping Killian’s face and rubbing her cheek on his cheek and hugging him and pulling him up to kiss him and softly brushing his fingers with her fingers when she handed him the ring and just (◡‿◡✿) like this is the girl who had zero skin to skin contact as an infant and zero hugs in her entire childhood and now she’s at a place in her life where she feels safe and feels most comfortable expressing her love through touch because when she was young it was all too rare in her life and oh my goodness it’s. just. so. (◡‿◡✿) .  

head canon

Rex sometimes is just really, really jealous of clone commanders working under other jedi.

Don’t get him wrong, he loves his general and commander, he thinks their the best jedi in the entire GAR and would fight anyone who would dare say otherwise.  (he has fought Cody.  Multiple times.)

Look, clones are adults.  They’ll argue this position all day long. From a certain point of view it’s true.  From a certain other point of view, they’re all ten years old.

Which means that for most clones their jedi are mentors, even guardians, almost.  General Kenobe may be insane, but he is inarguably an adult and eager to impart wisdom and instruction on anyone who will actually listen.  General Plo Koon earned the title General Buir.  General Secura, General Windu, the list goes on.  Clones are released into the world and put under the command of Jedi generals to be their authority figures and responsible adults.  That’s how it works for most clones.

What did Rex get?  Anakin. Kriffing. Skywalker.  

Look, Rex loves the man, truly he does, but unless you’re a certain young Togruta commander and insane, Anakin Skywalker is NOT a role model.

When it comes to adulthood and responsibility in 501st, Rex is the only go-to person.

Which, knowing himself, Rex finds both insane and terrifying.  He has no idea how they’re not all dead by now.

Amy - not confirmed to be queer

River - bi/pansexual

Clara - bisexual

Vastra - lesbian

Jenny - lesbian

Bill - gay (probably lesbian)

Missy - not exactly trans but certainly not cis, with implications of ace at one point, the gender change in Time Lords makes her lack of heterosexuality pretty obvious (none of these are great on their own, but combined, she’s pretty inarguably queer one way or another)

so yeah given that none of them died tragically, two are effectively immortal, one has an augmented life span, and two are happily married to each other, I’d say this era’s sapphic representation, for a show run by a conservative network and considered a “family show”, is pretty fucking amazing, especially when sapphics are dropping dead like flies everywhere else

anonymous asked:

Who kissed who first? Can you tell us the story of how it happened?? Waits patiently with chin hands and dreamy eyes :)

This was supposed to be a short headcanon and then well one thing led to another. (still short but longer than intended)

It’s inarguably the best first date she’s ever been on.

She’d taken Kara to a fancy (but not too fancy) Thai fusion restaurant for dinner. She had restrained herself from renting out the whole place and instead secured a large corner booth. She had watched adoringly as Kara shoveled down three bowls of curry, laughed at her stories of Snapper Carr’s antics. In turn Kara had listened to her ridiculous stories or board members and stock holders.

Kara’s eyes crinkled at the edges when she laughed.

They had ended up staying long after the plates and bowls were cleared, the conversation turning personal but still staying light.

It was nice.

To sit and talk to someone and not worry about them judging her because of her family.

To have a friend.

To have a hot friend.

Who was willing to go on a date with her.

Who held hands with her on top of the table while playing footsie underneath.

Who insisted on walking her to her door.

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@rootenist - I just reblogged your contest post (@tootenist) and I was wondering if you could do a fic where Spock and his s/o are on a diplomatic mission but the place they were going gets attacked and they get separated. Spock has to try and find her before whoever attacked them does. (If I did the contest thing wrong just ignore this 😅)

Word Count: 2544
Author’s Note: I took some liberties, and Spock and reader aren’t actually in a relationship. Yet ;) Also, I couldn’t find a definitive confirmation of the Vulcan word I used actually being canon, but I used it anyhow. And finally, this fic kinda got away from me, and is longer than anticipated. I’m sure you are all very disappointed in that. Uh, also, totally made up the aliens because sometimes new aliens are the easiest to vilify.

“I’m still not quite sure what we’re doing?” You asked as you fastened your safety belt in the shuttle.

“The Creatotians are extremely literal. They do not understand analogy, or symbolism at all. Jim assigned me to be the negotiator for the peace treaty between the two factions that are warring on Creatotia. He did not want to risk an agreement that was not clearly understood by both sides,” Spock explained.

“I know, I get that,” you replied. “What I don’t get is why I have to come?”

“You are the woman on board I am most comfortable with, and I am in need of a spouse,” Spock explained. You choked and stared at him.

“What?” You sputtered.

“Obviously, Y/N, we are not wed,” Spock clarified. “But the Creatotians were very clear about the parametres of what made an acceptable negotiator. And mated was one of the specifications. As I was qualified in all the other areas, the captain chose to blur the lines, so to speak, and hope they do not notice we are not, in fact, a couple.”

“So I fake being your wife, and we can be off this rock quickly?” You asked. Spock nodded slightly.

“That is the idea, Ashayem,” he agreed. “I am uncertain about how much the Creatotians know about Vulcans, but you should know that we are not as physically affectionate as humans.”

“I’ve been working with you for months now, Spock,” you countered. “I’d figured that out. But what about affectionate nicknames?”

“No.” Spock’s response was immediate. You laughed.

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And let me just say as a factual and inarguable statement if you have ever, ever been upset about nyssa being forced to marry oliver because of your ship involving oliver, and not because nyssa is literally a lesbian being forced into a corrective relationship which is then treated like a goddamn joke, you better go join marc in the fucking sewers because that’s where you belong

The Most Difficult Thing about the Lord of the Rings fandom

….is that it has such a crazy range of politics/beliefs.

On one hand you have the staunch conservatives and fundamentalist Catholics who see Lord of the Rings as nothing more than a Christian allegory….

….and way on the other side of the spectrum you’ve got your Bleeding-Heart Liberals who argue the Shire is a socialist paradise, pipe-weed is legal marijuana, Everyone is Gay,  and/or that LOTR blurs gender roles by praising men who act stereotypically “feminine” (men who are compassionate/emotionally open, men who don’t want to fight, men who are healers and caretakers, men who cry, men who write poetry about their feelings, men who openly talk about how much they love each other, etc.)

On one hand there are actual horrible White Supremacists who pretend LOTR is an allegory for the “white race destroying inferior races…”

 …and then there are people who point out that Tolkien himself was vocally anti-racism, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest Tolkien wrote many of his characters as POC and his fandom just assumed they were white, Peter Jackson was wrong to portray all the main characters as white, and/or though we acknowledge its deep inarguable flaws the entire point of the series is that people of different races should accept each other as equals

And it’s really difficult???? Because usually when you meet another person from a fandom you can kind of guess what their politics are??? Like if you know someone’s a fan of Steven Universe, you can be 99 percent sure that person supports LGBT rights

But with LOTR 

The person could be anything

and you just have no idea

Gonna Support Black Creatives Hard For Black History Month!

Do you know any quality projects a Black creator is working on? And they need support or encouragement? Please, hit me up! I’ll give it a solid look and post about it on my blog! I’ll be doing so for all sorts of media! Movies, shows, animations, games, art, photography, anything consider a craft! I’ll start off with inarguably the most popular PoC Kickstarter out there right now: “Women of Xal”

Black writer, female programmers and artists, and an entire world where only PoC reside. It also touches on feminism-related social themes and comes free with a demo so you can check it out yourself. Do consider supporting it via reblogs or backing it financially! It’s time we prove to the world that there is a market for such a product! 


unpopular opinion: why severus snape is among the best characters in harry potter

hey! so recently i’ve seen a lot of extreme discourse on severus snape on tumblr, which i suppose, considering the character, is inevitable. i mean, to many, he’s quite a ‘grey’ character. i wanted to pitch in my own two cents.

what are my aforementioned two cents? well, i think severus snape is one of the best character’s in the harry potter series. but unlike a lot of my fellow snape fans, i can back up that claim with substantial evidence.

i’ll set a brief premise, though. one main reason why severus snape is viewed unfavorably is because, quite honestly, that’s how he is written until the chapter “the prince’s tale”. jkr deliberately paints him as a villain (with the greasy hair and seemingly-malicious intent), so that the final reveal is even more shocking. so disregard all the glances that harry interprets are evil, or how he is described as looking. go by the facts, only.

firstly, he was just as brave, if not braver, than the trio. this claim may sound preposterous, but hear me out. it takes guts to stand up to an oppressive regime outright, but it takes even more to do so undercover. severus snape spent around a decade pretending to be a death eater, even though he was now thoroughly disillusioned with what they stood for, and he played his part well. for merlin’s sake, he fooled the best legillimens in the world - the dark lord! he spent years in a profession he didn’t like, put up with people he hated, and risked his life day in and day out for the exact same cause that the order of the phoenix fought for!

secondly, he had a miserable childhood. living in an abusive household like the one he lived in (bc let’s be real, we know that tobias snape wasn’t a kind father) couldn’t have helped him, and his school days weren’t much better. the only person who was really kind to him was lily, and bullying has a terrible mental effect on a person - of course he would go to the death eaters for solace and company. he takes solace in his skill in the dark arts and in potions, and he spends so long being manipulated by dumbledore. it’s incredible how he manages to still be so strong and brave, but he does.

thirdly, he was so incredibly loyal. there are two main cases to this - let’s start with the less weighty one: dumbledore. snape was obviously blown away when he overheard that lily potter was to be killed, and immediately told dumbledore, in the hopes of saving his childhood love. so dumbledore requested something of him, something that snape did until the day he died. 

“In — in return?” Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, “Anything.”

dumbledore asked for something no one else would dare to do - to spy on voldemort. and snape delivers.

and here’s the most important point: everything he did was for the sake of his lost love, lily evans. indeed, this is inarguably the romantic highlight of the books. severus snape fell in love with his childhood friend, lily, the only person who was ever truly kind to this outcast. but she ended up scorning him for someone she hated, someone she knew tormented severus - james potter. it would be so easy for severus to turn his back on her for this, but he doesn’t - lily’s safety is still his number one priority. he keeps fighting for her, both in hogwarts and later in life. especially after when he finds out that she is to be killed, he immediately goes to dumbledore.

“You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down — kill them all —”

he’s frantic, and absolutely petrified of his love dying. and he promises to do anything necessary to prevent this. and when lily does die, snape is absolutely distraught, and spends the rest of his life protecting her legacy and protecting her son. he doesn’t forget her - how else could his patronus be a doe? he loves - not loved, loves - her so much that he is willing to put his own life at risk even though he knows she will never return his love.

this is pretty brief, that’s why i believe severus snape is an amazing character who deserves so much more credit than the fandom gives him. i’m not saying this is the final word on this - everyone is entitled to their opinions - but this is what i think.

Tomorrow, April 6, is Carbonara Day. Although there is much debate about the best way to make carbonara, one thing is inarguable: it’s a well loved pasta dish. If you’re a traditionalist, you need five simple ingredients: egg yolk, pecorino, pepper, guanciale and spaghetti. 

Video Credit: Chef Lorenzo Boni

Imagine Your OTP

What would you consider the Defining Moment for each member of your OTP? That thing that made each of them, irrevocably and inarguably, who they are?

Now, imagine if those moments never happened.

How would each person be different?

Would they still meet?

Would they still fall in love?

What would happen if the things that made them Who They Are never happened?

daleksupremeleader  asked:

Reactions to sole sparing Kellogg at fort Hagen.

This is assuming the companions are aware of Sole’s relationship to Kellogg, and that Sole told them about Kellogg’s past.

Cait: “You’re fucking joking?” She looks between Sole and Kellogg, flabbergasted. She approaches Sole, hand out, glaring fiercely. “What, you’re gonna take the feckin’ high road and let him live? Oh, fuck that.” She turns her eyes on Kellogg, hefting her weapon and aiming it between his eyes. “If you don’t kill him, I will.”

Codsworth: “Sole?” the robot says, very quietly. “Are you… quite sure?” It’s not that he wants to see anyone get hurt. But his feelings towards Kellogg are the closest thing to hate that his tin heart can manage. He wants to know Sole is doing thing because they think it’s the right thing, and because they believe in it, not because they’re scared or hurt.

Curie: “I do not understand.” Curie is still coming to terms with human emotion. Revenge, forgiveness, love, loss - it is hard for her to make an emotional judgement in this instance. She does not question Sole’s decision, but asks them “why,” afterward. Why, after everything, would Sole let such a man go free?

Danse: “No.” He almost feels betrayed. “I can appreciate your intentions, Sole, but I will not allow you to let this murderer go unpunished. If not for you, then for the sake of eradicating Institute operatives. This cannot be ignored.” He raises his gun and readies for battle. He feels sorry for Sole, truly, but destroying an evil like Kellogg, in his mind, is too important.

Deacon: “Are you fucking serious?” He never swears. His head swivels between Sole and Kellogg, mouth agape. “After everything? Everything he’s done? All the synths he’s hurt, or captured, or killed? After what he did to your family? You’re just- you’re just going to let that go?” He’ll attack Kellogg, with or without Sole, but without the survivor to help him, he’ll most likely be killed.

Dogmeat: He growls at Kellogg, but follows Sole’s commands. If Sole does not tell him to kill, he will not kill. Though he loathes Kellogg’s smell.

Hancock: “No.” His tone is inarguable. “There ain’t time for ‘high roads,’ Sole. This guy’s a monster, through and through. It doesn’t matter what he’s been through. We’ve all been through shit. But this bastard’s chosen to work with the enemy - and I ain’t about to let him live ‘cause you’re too soft to finish the job.” Out of all the companions, he’s most likely to survive combat with Kellogg.

Nick Valentine: “You really think this is the right thing to do?” He runs his fingers across the brim of his hat. He thinks back to Eddie Winter, how his own search for revenge and his heavy heart wore at him for so many years. He can’t blame Sole for being tired, for wanting to lay down arms. He supports Sole in their decision, even if he’d have killed the man if given the choice.

MacCready: He and Kellogg might have similar pasts, but Mac never sided with the Institute. He never chose to kill innocent people. He’s almost disgusted when Sole tells him to put his weapons down, but a part of him tells him not to argue. This isn’t his choice to make. He does what he’s told and shoots who he’s told to shoot - far be it from him to spout off about “morality.”

Piper: What?” As a woman obsessed with justice, the idea of letting him off without punishment repulses her. “Well, fine, don’t kill him. Put him on trial, arrest him, give him to the public for judgement, something! You can’t just-” She waves her fists, frustrated. “You can’t just let him go, Sole. He doesn’t deserve your kindness.” 

Preston: “Sole, I don’t know if I can let you do this.” He’s not a vengeful man, not the sort that tends to anger. But this time, it’s not about anger. It’s about doing the right thing, and he doesn’t blame Sole for not seeing the situation with a clear head. He supports Sole, standing aside them solemnly. “I ever see you again,” he swears to Kellogg, “we won’t hesitate to gun you down.”

Strong: “NO KILLING?” He seems disappointed. “WOULD BE GOOD BATTLE. OTHER HUMAN GOOD FIGHTER. GOOD KILL.” He doesn’t exactly understand all the emotional subtleties, but even he knows that Kellogg would be a worthy opponent.

X6-88: In light of canon, it’s unlikely he would have paired up with Sole before they met Kellogg.