*Dark hair, black tailcoat, obsessed with Ciel Phantomhive's soul.*
*Dark hair, black tailcoat, obsessed with Ciel Phantomhive's soul.*
As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband. From the hair to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality? You're a laughing stock. It's cheesy, it's disgusting. I personally find it artistically atrocious.
“Why did I marry you?” - “It took a lot of convincing.” For rebelcaptain because I'm just trash and those prompts are wonderful
Thank you anon for this prompt, I secretly wanted to do this one!! :D After being bombarded with beautiful, heart-wrenching HD Rogue One gifs all weekend, I needed to write some fluffy, awkward bed-sharing to rectify the hole in my heart, so hopefully you enjoy :) sidenote: this one was 500 words before editing, then somehow became over 1k after? wtf??? whO AM I.
on ao3too cuz read more’s sometimes suck a butt on tumblr.
“Kaytoo, what’s going on?” Cassian ran a hand down his face, “Why aren’t we moving?”
“After some diagnostics, it appears that someone has tampered with the ship’s left engine,” Kaytoo flicked through screens on the ships dash, looking over at Cassian, wide-eyed n the co-pilot’s chair, before adding, “Nothing that can’t be fixed.”
Cassian’s left arm was already through the sleeve of his parka when Kaytoo stood to block his exit, “I can fix this myself, Cassian.”
“Kay, this is a two person job and you —“
“Two person, yes. But one droid.”
“Cassian, you haven’t slept for forty-two standard hours.” The muscles in Cassian’s jaw twitched, poised to argue but Kaytoo continued, “Jyn, forty-seven.”
Cassian glanced over his shoulder, finding Jyn staring blankly at the ship’s floor. Her hands were folded loose in her lap, still bloody and bruised where she’d refused to let him waste a bacta patch. He wasn’t sure if it was the low light of the ship or Kay’s correct analysis (he was stupid to think otherwise, of course it had been) but he found that thick, black circles pooled beneath her eyes and her skin had lost its’ flush. She hadn’t slept at all over the course of their mission, just as he hadn’t.
She looked tired, exhausted, haunted by something much more than just the lack of sleep, and knowing Jyn, she wouldn’t allow herself to sleep if he didn’t give it a try as well.
He turned to face Kaytoo, who was already making his way out of the ship, and sighed, “Alright.”
“I’ll wake you when I’m finished,” he answered simply, as if expecting no other response. “Now sleep, before I enforce the security subroutine.”
Their ship had no supplies for sleeping, much less the room. Floor space was minimal — not to mention disgusting — so the bench beside the engine room would have to do. Cassian gathered a spare poncho from underneath the pilot’s chair and made his way to Jyn’s side.
She remained silent as he slid carefully beside her, her gaze still fixed on the floor. He took the poncho in both hands and fanned it over her lap, patting it down along her front as he curled himself onto the seat next to her. When she let her head fall to the beam at her side, a contented noise escaped her throat, and he let his own shoulders relax.
“What’s wrong with this piece of junk,” her words were lazy and soft, as if she were speaking to herself.
“Kay’s fixing it,” he whispered, low against her shoulder, stealing a corner of the poncho for himself. “He said we should sleep, while he does.”
Hi! Sorry to bother you with a bit of a dumb question...but I've been seeing the phrase "the story became the story" a lot in the past few weeks on my dash, and I never understood what exactly it means? I think it was mostly on some other blog but I can't seem to find it. Just very confused ^^'
DEAN You remember when we were kids that spring in upstate New York? Dad was on a rugaru hunt. We, uh – we crashed at the, uh … the bungalow colony with the ping-pong table?
SAM Yeah. Uh, y-you disappeared. Dad came back. You were gone. He shipped me off to Bobby’s for a couple months and went and … found you. You were lost on a hunt or something.
DEAN THAT’S what we told you. (as if Sam’s story refreshed his memory) Right.
SAM I’m sorry? That’s what you told me?
DEAN Truth is, uh… I lost the food money that Dad left for us in a card game. I knew you’d get hungry, so … I tried taking the five-finger discount at the local market and got busted. I wasn’t on a hunt. They sent me to a boys’ home.
SAM A boys’ home, like a … reform school?
DEAN Yeah, more or less. It was a farm, and the guy who ran it – Sonny – he, uh, you know, he looked after me.
SAM Hey, Dean … I mean, why didn’t you just tell me you went to a boys’ home?
DEAN I don’t know. Uh, it was Dad’s idea. And then it just – you know, the story became the story. I was 16.
I copied most of the exchange (that’s the end of the scene, with Dean using that last line to end the argument) because I think context is sort of important… Basically a lot of meta writers since this episode have picked up on it as a really important phrase to explain a lot of things all round the show, where people have been holding onto ideas and stories which helped but really aren’t that great long term for their development and all.
This one exchange summarises the entire point of this episode before you even get into it, and basically anything where they were holding onto an idea for safety or denial out of their childhood. Most John Winchester focused episodes have an element of it, this is just the most overt (I think it’s the key episode really for all Carver/Dabb era John-related stuff) so it gives us this great line to explain everything.
Now Mary’s back it’s even more critical because it’s basically explaining everything where there’s difficulty communicating, and Mary was still in the “story” up until Toni told her to her face that there was a different truth to the one she’s been clinging to. (I just scrolled past this great gifset with some side by sides)
Essentially the entire story of Mary to Sam and Dean has been, well, a story. She has a whole history of being their tragic saintly mother, they never got to knew through anything but hazy memories and stories. Ever since then her image has been challenged, I mean, like, in 1x09 she apologises to Sam for what happened/will happen (not that she remembers this now) - but at the time it showed there was maybe something more to what Mary knew. Still, going back in time and meeting her, whatever we learn that she’s a hunter etc never changes who she IS to Dean and then Sam - they both look at her like she’s a flawless angel and permanently with tears ready to fall just to be in the same room as her.
As much as John stuff has stories that became the story - the things they say to explain how bad it was to themselves, that they can focus on him being a great hunter, a hero who sacrificed himself for them, who had his noble tragic quest to avenge Mary, doesn’t really cover that he neglected them and raised them poorly, messed up, with too many expectations and dangerously. Which again is a theme since season 1 - if nothing else shows it clearly, then 1x18 with John sending Dean to clean up his mess with the striga… Which John blamed Dean for despite him being a kid, it was his fault for messing up the hunt not John’s for expecting this tiny child to protect his brother with a shotgun from a terrible monster. And I’ve never been certain he wasn’t using them as bait if he had left them alone in the same town as the monster knowing its pattern was to feed on kids.
So they have their stories about John - stuff where Dean accepts the blame or things where they can kid themselves it wasn’t all as bad as that, because they DID love him and he loved them and all that stuff is apparently what family does for each other - all the selling their souls etc.
Of course then it turns out Mary was the one who started it not John, which is the narrative asking us to question her, to allow her to be more human, as messed up as them, etc.
But actually having her back is difficult to get over the image, so for them the hurdle with Mary has been seeing past the story that became the story, that she is miserable and human and messed up as well (hence all the drama she’s put them through so far)… And they’re struggling with the image of John, where the story became the story and they haven’t exactly conquered that yet EITHER so asking them to be upfront and comfortable discussing it with Mary? She’s been folded into their perception of John and though they very very gently poked at the idea to start with, she was making essentially the same error as Henry Winchester:
HENRY You’re also Winchesters. As long as we’re alive, there’s always hope. [DEAN and SAM look at each other.] I didn’t know my son as a man, but having met you two… [HENRY takes DEAN’s hand with his right hand and holds out his left hand to SAM] …I know I would have been proud of him.
He ALSO read all of John’s journal and was horrified by what had happened to him, but for his own sanity drew a nicer picture of John as a hero and a good man (because, on a cosmic level, he was and his actions were good and he saved people and sold his soul for Dean and didn’t even break in Hell when Dean did, like, what a great guy). Mary as a character with a full season long arc has a chance to learn more and get past that same introduction to what she missed while skipping ahead in the story to what to both Henry and her is essentially after the story ended, and to understand what’s underneath the story - that this upbringing by a crusading hero was not exactly a story of great parenting when it came to her sons. And even the only thing she doesn’t know yet after Toni’s attempt to tell her a version of the truth to upset her is that cupids connected her and John, and that her whole story THERE is also a half-truth because unlike the story Dean told her in 12x01 about how she met John, there is no cute love story - there’s manipulation from Heaven and in the end the same love that made her make that deal wasn’t all her fault because it came from a cupid’s arrow not just from her own heart. And it all “had” to happen because of the apocalypse.
Anyway, that’s the sort of thematic thread that has been running through the entire show but since 9x07 had really easy words to put to it to mean anything where this messed up family has constructed an easier truth over its darkness.
(I have to say as I just watched 10x05 last, I really hated the Winchester Family Story as presented there with them all singing Carry On Wayward Son, and I think it was meant to be fake because Adam was there and they had to ask who he was… But the whole take away from the episode even for the actual Sam and Dean was a very very glossy idea of what they do and how their family is. Works great as a 1 off episode completely in isolation to actually celebrate the show and fandom as we love it, but in context 2 episodes after demon!Dean was laying into Sam about how they were raised and the real dark heart of their family, before trying to kill him…. it’s so fake, and watching those 2 episodes side by side like I did, without the werewolf melodrama in the middle… It’s so obviously a “the story became the story” to smooth over the whole demon!Dean incident so they can function for most of the rest of season 10… If you need another example of seeing it in action :D)
Why are some people refusing to tag wish hook? They're different characters and if people don't tag then we won't be able to block posts we don't want to see. Some people insist that he's killian jones as well and are going to keep tagging him that way.
Well that’s a bit rotten of them isn’t
it. I’ve always been in favour of using alternative tags. That’s the
reason I upset parts of the SQ community a few years ago, because I
was very much looking at things practically and some people equated that
to me behaving disrespectfully. The whole point of tagging is to make
it easier to find things that you love and block things that you
don’t. It’s not about asserting that two characters or ships are the
same, it’s about practicality and consideration for other people.
So, in my opinion, regardless of how
you view these two characters, using Wish Hook/Rogers and Killian
Jones separately means people can see one and not the other. Just
like using Savior Queen and Swan Queen was used for people to
differentiate between platonic and romantic Emma/Regina (before it suddenly became taboo). Just like
some people differentiate between Colifer and O'Morrison. Just like
anti-tags are used, too.
I’ve never understood why people can’t
just be respectful about what people want to see on their dash and in
the tags, and give them the ability to filter accordingly, without
turning it into some sort of fandom battle.
But you’re never going to get 100%
agreement or cooperation on this. Give people a chance, it’s still
early days, but if they continue to upset you, make use of the mute
I’ve been wanting to make this for awhile but with work and then Hurricane Irma, well, life has left me pretty busy as of late! I’ve been writing Emma since February 2015 back on my old blog. I never imagined I would move from being an admin for a roleplay group to joining the independent roleplay community. It’s been a lot of fun to get better at writing and get to know Emma a bit more by writing several different scenarios with various people. I also never imagined creating some lasting friendships with people, calling them family as we bonded over the show and so much more.
This bias list to thank the people I have recently followed back and to write a few words of encouragement to those I have grown close to over the past 2+ years. To my 235 followers, thank you so much for following me, for liking my portrayal of a character I’ve loved since the beginning.
Mun Lina,as an Amamatsu shipper,before the game ever release in Japan,what makes you confirm that they are your "the otp" in compare to Saimatsu and Oumami that was (besides Saimatsu) the most popular pairing in the before any info of the game?P.S: If I didn't follow any ndvr3 infos and theory/speculation, I might become a Saimatsu shipper more like everyone else if I were played the game completely blind (no offence) which is now my Notp cause of my saltiness towards the twist.I love your art.
long answer: it all started with the crepe!! i didn’t really like kaede at first but amami was my fav boy at first sight!! after i saw the crepe i was like “hey this ship sounds cute” and then i fell in love with them!!
and then we knew more stuff about them and they grew on me ww like i was still learning japanese back then so i couldn’t really read much but remember when taichinchin(?) mistranslated amami’s dislike? i don’t remember much but i laughed my ass off when it was revealed that it’s a mistranslation bc heck it would’ve been great and like i think there’s something about their names and/or birthday that made me attached to them even more? they’re like my super duper high school level ultimate otp now because of many things ww
as for the other ships you mentioned, i was actually a big fan of oumami (and i still am!!) but some fans ruined it for me but i still love them and it’s just that i didn’t get attached to ouma during the pre-release days ww and for saimatsu, saihara was my “cool but i don’t really care” chara (though my opinion of him changed now) so i guess it didn’t struck me? my dash was full of oumami back then lol
so i guess there’s so many factors?? mmm i became a bigger amamatsu fan after i played the game so yeah that’s that :0
My first attempt at real multi-chapter fic. As always, anything you spot wrong, please let me know :)
It had been three years since the Archon was defeated
on Meridian and the Kett begun to pull back from Heleus, thanks largely
to the efforts of the human Pathfinder Scott Brodie (né Ryder). In the
time since, the cluster had entered something of a renaissance, with
trade and relationships between the native Angara and the new
extra-galactic aliens booming.
The Angara in particular were flourishing, as
expedition after expedition returned with new rediscoveries about their
past. The Initiative agreed to limit themselves to the Golden Worlds
originally set out before it set off, clearing the way for the Angara to
expand their borders and retake their old worlds. This, in addition to
the assurances of the Pathfinder’s assistance in activating planetary
vaults, was part of a deal in which the Angara promised to share what
knowledge they learned.
so, wednesday i hit 600 followers, which just blows my mind. i cannot believe 600 people like my blog enough to put up with my shitposting,but i thought (since the last time i did this, my followers were cut in half), that i should post a little appreciation. the following list is in alphabetical order so none of y’all can get salty ;)
my main squeezes
@bittenchildremus: you were probably the second or third remus i actually talked to on this blog, and i really love your portrayal! we’ve become really friendly ooc and you’re always so kind and warm to me! i love all of your characters over on @fireofmanyhearts and i appreciate your constant patience with me <3
@chasingxprongs: oh, becky, becky, becky. where do i begin with you? you swept me up into a ship that i hadn’t even known existed before we met. when i look at my list of blogs i’m following, you’re the third blog on there, so i started following you way back in the beginning. i remember when it was u and daisy and your other friend playing the marauders and i was like… super highkey on the outside, wanting an in. and then somehow we created this mess? like… god your james is just so brilliant? he meshes so well with my sirius and i could write a book with you. i’d wait a lifetime for one of your replies. i love you so much!
@extremelyxshabby: we only recently became mutuals and here you are, on this list! well, i want to tell you that i caught a glimpse of your writing and followed you right away. i read your rules and was like ‘well, shit, she is not gonna like me’. but somehow we’re like??? dying over wolfstar? you have such a fantastic hold on remus as a character, he’s so intricate and well-thought out. and, like you said, i summoned you from ship hell somehow… and i’m soooo glad we started talking because you’ve definitely made my time in the last week super duper enjoyable! i think you’re a great writer and super fun to talk to ooc, too, and i love to live in mutual destruction <3
@junkyardrejects: daisy, i cannot believe we reconnected in a completely different fandom a year after we met. i love everything that you do and i admire your capabilities and how you juggle things. i aspire to be as focused and driven as you are, and to have as good a hold on my many muses as you do. i wish we talked more, but i love you all the same!
@puddlcs/ @princelydoe / @piousboy: joey, i was so intimidated by you at first because i thought you thought i was annoying. i come to find out later that you were one of my best friends, waiting to happen. your oc is fucking flawless and your portrayal of snape and credence are my favorites. you made me ship things i never thought i would, and i love everything we write together. on top of that, you’re a fucking phenomenal friend and you have, without fail, been there for me since we became friends. we just clicked and i’m so glad i have you. i love you very much!
@the-defected-one: ok so i can’t remember exactly who was writing with you, but it was someone i trusted on my dash, and i started following you immediately bc i was in need of some reg/siri feels. and BOY-OH-BOY did you fucking deliver? i cannot believe how fleshed out your regulus is as a character? i cannot believe your words. you blow me away with each and every reply. you know those people you meet and you just click with? as with joey above, that happened with me and you, and i’m so fucking grateful we found one another bc my life would be so much more lackluster without you, g. you’re my soulfriend and i adore you.
@xmusiisms: is this best for last? oh, wait, i’m not allowed to say that. -shifty eyes- jessica, my sweet love who found me randomly through a request in the colin ford tag three fucking years ago. it goes without saying that you will always be on one of these shitty posts. i love you so muhc. you’ve stuck with me through sooo much and you always have my back and are always there to talk to me about whatever. i fucking love all your characters, your ocs are flawless, and oh my god the Blacks! as long as i rp, and you do too, i will be here to write with you.
Tell us a bit about yourself I’m just a simple 18 year old loaf trying to survive through college while majoring in zoo science and minoring in art! I’m an avid fan of fantasy creatures and monsters of all sorts as well as video games, pizza rolls, and ice cream. I also own 4 feathered demons that like to scream every day which I quite enjoy.
1. When did you get into the fandom and how did you stumble upon it? I’d say it was about 2-3 years ago when I first saw the Original post on my dash and immediately fell in love with the art and the characters. I decided to check out the blog and officially became apart of the fandom when I attended my first stream shortly after! I was reaalllyyy shy at first and didn’t talk much at all until I posted the first piece of fanart I’ve ever made for the fandom, and I was completely overwhelmed with the positive responses I got on it.
2. Who are your favorite characters/pairings? I love Natan as much as the next person, although Michaelie is probably the top ship I have at the moment. As for my favorite character, I love anything and everything to do with Zadkiel.
3. Favorite moment in the comic? Well right now my favorite moment is an upcoming spoiler so I can’t really say LOL. Although the moment towards the end of the Run arc with Raphael’s “WHAT.” face will forever hold a special place in my heart.
4. What is your biggest inspiration as far as your art (and/or) writing goes? Honestly pretty much everyone in the fandom who I’ve met has played a huge impact on my inspiration and motivation. If it weren’t for Orange’s amazing comic I probably would not have gotten to where I am today since creating fanart really started my internal drive to improve on my art and not give up!
5. What would you say is your favorite piece that you’ve done so far? Hmmm, well a lot of my SaM art is months old since I’ve been taking a bit of a break with drawing, so I’d have to say overall my favorite pieces overall would be the most recent ones in my tag since there have been months of improvement. I guess if I had to pick a SaM picture it would have to be this one of Pax mainly because the wings were sooooo much fun to do (warning: SUPER OLD!!)
6. What would you say is one of your favorite things to draw/write? Monsters are probably some of the most fun and creative things to draw in my opinion. Every design is unique in it’s own way since you don’t have to conform to one look or standard, all you gotta do is slap a bunch of teeth and eyes on some half horse-half dog body and there ya go! Wings, hair, horns, and faces are also some of my favorite bits to draw as well.
7. What do you think influences your art style? I can’t really say I have a consistent style since my art postings are few and far between so I’m always improving and changing how I draw. I’ve been told my art does tend to be shiny so I guess that will always be an aspect of my art that won’t change LOL.
8. What are some of your hobbies you enjoy? Video games of course, music, and binging shows every now and then to name a few. I’ve really been lacking with drawing lately but I’m trying my best to get back in the groove!
9. Before joining SaM, what was a fandom you were part of and are there any fandoms you’re into outside of SaM? Honestly I really wasn’t involved in many fandoms at all before SaM. I was really into homestuck from when I was 13-15 but SaM has been the first fandom I’ve become really invested in. Nowadays I’m EXTREMELY into Overwatch and a few shows here and there including Voltron and Game of Thrones. I’m also super obsessed with the manga The Ancient Magus Bride which seems to have only a very small fanbase on Tumblr.
Oh, and Here It Comes is another comic in development by Orangeplum that I love and I’d highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already!!
10. Is there anything else you’d like the fandom to know about you or anything you’d like to say to the fandom as a whole? I’d say mainly if you’re new and shy like I was just don’t to not be afraid to start talking to people in the streams or in the fandom in general. I made a lot of friends just by interacting and attending the streams so I quickly started to talk to the same people who I saw regularly. And if you’re an artist, writer, or cosplayer who’s nervous about posting content, I can assure you there are TONS of people in the fandom who will appreciate every second of effort you put into your works. I can say for a fact my first fanart was horrendous compared to how I draw now, so no one will judge you for skill but instead love you for the content you provide!
Erwin x Levi or Eruri: I didn’t mean to,it’s all Erwin Smith’s fault.I started reading Shingeki no Kyojin and Erwin immediately became my favorite character.I saw lots of beautiful art of Erwin and Levi together on my dash,but I was reluctant to ship them because I knew,I just knew he was going to die.
But the appeal of this ship was so strong to me,their power dynamics,the size difference,their interactions within the manga story becoming more and more interesting.I couldn’t help myself.
The first doujinshi of this pairing I read was Melt by skull9 (the cover attracted me so much) but it was Hitomi’s work that sealed my fate.It’s so perfect.
In a rational level I understanding Erwin’s death and Levi’s role in it,and how he respected Erwin’s choice in the end,but emotionally I’m still so bitter about it (Isayama WHY???).
It’s the first first in my fandom life that half of my OTP dies,but I’ll cherish the art,fics and doujinshis the talented artists made and for me,my ship will never sink,they’ll live together in all the AUs and canon divergent fanarts and fanfics.
So a lot of the premise of S2E19 was the idea that Kara did a lot with her fists- and didn't consider talking. I was just wondering what you thought of that- Kara literally talked a robber down with just her words, and all of the sudden she doesn't know how to do it at all. Seriously, what is up with this backwards character development?
I’ve been thinking about your question for quite some time- which is why I’ve taken so long to respond, sorry, and it’s a very good one.
Yes, we did see Kara learn that fists aren’t always the answer to every solution in season one, and it was a beautiful episode.
So it does leave the question- why take that away from her character now?
The writers probably needed to further the problem of the episode, to show a direct source of conflict between the pair, so they took Kara’s reasoning skills down a couple notches to reduce her to being the ‘brawn’ so that Maggie could be the ‘brains’.
Let me explain the logic behind this. (Brace yourself, it’s a doozy.)
Maggie’s place in Team Supergirl is still undefined. Everyone else has already carved out a place for themselves within the group dynamics- for example, Winn with his technical skills, Alex with her general badassery. Given that the occupations of Alex and Maggie are so similar, it served as a catalyst for their meeting and subsequent encounters that led to their relationship. However, the similarities between them have made it so that Maggie cannot simply take the role of ‘badass with a gun’ within the group, because Alex already has it. This means that she must prove her worth to the team by providing a skill or talent that isn’t already there.
Kara, we know, is a very empathetic, kind character. While it makes sense for her to rush into danger heedlessly, due to her invulnerability to most forms of harm, it does not make sense for her to have broken a man’s arm or given another a concussion without feeling guilty about it. She’s lived on Earth for nearly half of her life, and we know for a fact that she’s learned how to regulate her strength very well. Besides that, she has always been reluctant to physically harm her opponents in debilitating ways. She normally incapacitates them as best as she can without injury. Whether this is due to her high level of empathy or her heroic sense of self- like Batman and his NO killing rule- is irrelevant. What matters is the fact that time and time again, we have seen her go to great lengths to resolve situations peacefully- attempting to sway Astra, for example- before resorting to violence.
So to have Kara so casually dismiss their injuries at the dinner table was completely out of character for her. While she uses the ‘greater good’ reasoning to justify her actions- by claiming that she saved the lives of the hostages- Kara has never been the type to risk others in the name of the ‘greater good.’ She would risk herself, as we saw at the end of season one, but she would never willingly compromise the safety of another individual- and if she did, she would feel extremely guilty about it. After she dropped Cat off of the balcony under the effects of Red K, despite the fact that Cat was not physically harmed, the guilt that wracked her was extreme. For Kara to break one man’s arm and leave another with a concussion is one thing, having her care so little about it is another, and a very out-of-character move for Kara. But then again, a lot of her actions were out of sync with the hero she has spent the past season developing into. However, it was done to have Maggie assert herself as someone capable of contributing ‘new’ skills to the team.
And having Maggie bring up the ‘Supergirl defense’ is another thing. Had Supergirl really used excessive force repeatedly, we would have seen mentions of this in the media when they criticized her previously. A superhero hurting people doesn’t make for much good publicity, does it? The vigilante defense is one thing, and they did have a point about debris-contaminated evidence, but Kara would never injure so many people and feel nothing about it.
Yet this is what they had her do.
It all comes back to cementing Maggie’s role in the team.
She needed a place, a position, as I said earlier, and in order to get that, she had to play a critical role in helping and mentoring Supergirl herself. So by making Kara take a few steps back in terms of character development, they allowed Maggie to be seen in a new light by the members of Team Supergirl. Through this, she was also able to finally gain the respect of our favorite hero, and forge a working, if not friendly, relationship with Kara.
This, however, cost Kara’s character something, but it was remedied at the end of the episode, where Kara is shown to have learned her lesson and talks the villain’s father into cooperating. A nice touch, but not as nice as having Maggie succumb to the demands of Alex’s classmate. It was a brilliant role reversal in which Maggie was forced to do exactly what she had accused Kara of doing earlier- taking the fast, brutal solution rather than negotiating and reasoning. Both characters learned a lesson in this episode, and it was very well-written.
Obviously, it wasn’t perfect- making Kara’s character backtrack wasn’t the smartest move, but it was efficient, and it got the job done at the end of the day.
However, we also can’t ignore the way that a lot of the character development from last season has been shunted off to the side or disappeared altogether- and not just for Kara. This, I DON’T blame on Maggie.
No, for this, I blame Mon-El.
To push him forward as one of the major players in what is shaping up to be the central conflict of the season- Rhea’s evil plans- the Supergirl writers had to quickly make him a ‘hero’ of sorts, in the audience’s eyes. Unfortunately, they did this by reducing the storylines of pretty much every other character, regularly giving him the spotlight of many episodes, and turning Kara into a rash, lovesick puppy too blinded by the shoddy writing and supposed charms of an alien frat boy to remember that her character- the character we came to love in season one- would never, ever be with a slave owner, or a man who can’t do the simple task of remaining faithful, or a man who tries to guilt her into a relationship by making her feel bad for not returning his feelings.
Mon-El is the ultimate representation of the self-proclaimed 'nice guy’ that we all love to hate.
Y'know, the guy who feels like he deserves everything, even if he does little or nothing to earn it, up to AND including a girl’s affections. The sleazy guy who offers to buy you a drink and gets mad when you turn it down. The guy with a chip on his shoulder who feels like the world owes him something simply because he’s a man. The guy who will sit down and talk with you like a rational human being, and say he’s not like other guys- until you turn him down for a date, and that’s exactly what he becomes. Entitled. Arrogant. Spoiled.
And Kara’s own behavior towards his guilt trip is another prime example of how poorly written her character has been the past season. Look at how gracefully she handled Winn’s unrequited affection for her- the pair came out stronger and better for it, and Winn grew into his own because of it. But now she immediately decides to jump into a relationship because his feelings for her- which were initially unreturned- caused her to have a magical change of heart?
There were so many other ways to develop Karamel as a legitimate, healthy relationship that I would respectfully acknowledge in spite of my support for SuperCorp.
Unfortunately, the writers made him too important, too quickly, which dashed any hope of a slow, realistic evolution into a redeemable, lovable character. Thanks, guys. He had serious potential, and if his story hadn’t been rushed so quickly that it became one the wildest face-heel turns to ever grace a television screen, he could’ve been a great character.
Could’ve been, but now he isn’t.
Sorry, Karamel shippers- if any of you are reading this. I hate hating a ship, but one as badly executed as this one doesn’t deserve even the dignity of my respect. I respect you, and your right to support it, but don’t ask me to do the same for your toxic ship.
Sorry if this response went on a bit of a tangent, anon, but I hope it all makes sense! :)
Remember, my ask is always open- for prompts, questions, advice, anything at all. :D
I started this side blog because I became very obsessed with Stucky after reading NEC and I didn’t want to flood my main blog with it, I wanted a place just for my boys and all my feels. I never thought I’d actually get followers on here, let alone so many!
Thank you guys so much for following. This blog will always be a safe space filled with only love for Bucky and Steve, no hate towards any other ships or the characters.
I’m always looking for more Stucky on my dash so if you’re a Stucky blog or you post a lot of them please let me know so I can follow you.
I realize that these days I basically just make endless posts about why I love various star wars characters but like
I love the fact that Han Solo obviously does not know how to Amicably End A Relationship Like A Goddamn Adult, and instead chooses to dramatically burn down every single bridge at the slightest hint of discord like—of course you have not seen your wife in ten years. Your ex-boyfriend was treated to the sourest bitterest break-your-heart-and-steal-your-ship split just because he wanted to switch careers, and your war-time hookup became a Jedi, why would this go well.
I love the fact that Lando Calrissian was a secret business nerd the whole time he was smuggling things with Han. Like I bet Han was a skinny streak of nothing much on Corellia envisioning exciting showdowns in Space™ with his dashing cape-y new bf but instead he got a nerd who spends time lovingly double-checking the paperwork so they can dodge certain trade embargoes.
(“I gave up being a pirate to get my MBA” —Lando Calrissian.)
I love how Rey spends those three weeks after Starkiller wandering around the Resistance base fixing things. (What else is she supposed to do? She can’t make Finn wake up any faster, and General Organa doesn’t seem to need a random scavenger with a couple fancy lightsaber tricks, so she’s useless. And Rey has been a lot of things but never useless.) She gets away with most of it, though Poe is horrified at how much Hutt slang BB-8 is picking up, and some of freighters have strange new features, like flame-throwers.
After Rey reprograms the caf machine in the mess to chirp “Good morning!” and wait for a response before it will dispense, Leia puts her foot down. “Maybe it’s time you go looking for my brother after all,” she says as diplomatically as she can. The pilots breathe a collective sigh of relief.
(Also like. How much do I love Leia Organa, who at fifty-mumblemumble is leader of a guerrilla fighting force, I mean, she is literally one of those weirdos on a commune calling themselves “the militia” or whatever. Except she is right! Leia doesn’t do a lot of things very well she’s not very warm or maternal or wifely or sisterly, she wasn’t a very good politician, all said, but she’s a tactical genius and she’s never quite shaken how happy she is living off rations and awful briefings and shit bases. Really, she reads the fabric of war like—well, like the Force, and she’s wondered about that sometimes too.)
I love how Finn wakes up to Major Kalonia’s very dry bedside manner and manages to make her blink twice when she realizes he knows all the names of veins and sinews and other bits of xeno antomy without corresponding human attributes. True, he knows them mostly because he’s been taught to shoot at a human’s femoral artery or a gungan’s sertsam, but anatomy is anatomy all the same. The first time Kalonia lets him assist with an honest-to-maker patient—which, it’s Jess, but it’s Jess bleeding and half-sobbing, and Finn is the one who has to hold her down so the meddroid can do it’s work—
“You did well,” Kalonia says afterward, disposing of the sonic wand-tip. “And the rest you can learn, in time.”
I even love how Kylo Ren is clearly that awful arrogant kid in the history PhD program who takes his specialization in Late Republic/Early Imperial way too seriously, has traced his family tree back to edward II darth vader, and buys into all the crazy crackpot historian theories like “padme amidala and anakin skywalker were secret lovers” “obi-wan kenobi lived in the desert for 20 years communing with the living force” “the jedi order was corrupted by its ties to the senate and the political status quo, its collapse was a foregone conclusion”
honestly it is beautiful 2 me how everyone fighting the star wars is such a huge nerd wow
ALRIGHT! I AM LOoking for some new content on my dash. If your blog has any of this on it PLEASE like/reblog. And pls follow my anime/games side blog @inquisitorofhyrule 😄🙇👀
-Dan And Phil
-Yuri on Ice!!!
-Bungo Stray Dogs
-Kiss Him, Not Me
-Just anime in general bc im not going to sit and list all the ones I’m interested in
-also video games in general
-Any of the ships of said video games and anime
-and whatever I put in the tags bc this became longer than intended
THANK YOU I WILL LOOK THROUGH EVERYONE AND IF YOU FOLLOW MY SIDE BLOG I’LL INSTANTLY FOLLOW BACK 😙
@tryingmother ;; I love Steph so much. She has a beautiful grasp on Alice that it’s almost like she is Alice. I will swear by that because she has a way of having Alice, that it makes you hate her but also love her, if that makes sense? And Steph is a good friend too, she’s been there for me and I can’t get enough of her!
@ncgitsune ;; we just met through an old discord group chat and I seriously can’t get enough of them! Their portrayal is absolutely outstanding and I just love seeing them when they are on my dash!!
@stilinskinator ;; Seriously, became an instant friend. I didn’t think I’d ship something so quick but our ships are my favorite and I seriously can’t get enough of them and the mun!! <3 Their Stiles is pure gold!!
I haven’t seen this one yet so I’d like to resurrect this terribly underfed blog (sorry about that by the way) to list, in order, my favorite Rube Smooches- as written by @xekstrin. (This is just my personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Viz Media, Paramount Pictures, or any other corporation to which I have no relation. I’ll also announce that if you’re tired of this blog not producing (sorry,) you can always follow me on my normal blog, @gottalovethosecostcomuffins, which has been known to reblog at least one thing per day. Maybe more. Let’s begin!
21. There are really that many of these? Goodness. I’ll be here awhile. The bottom of this list is BY NO MEANS the “worst” Ruby smooch, as if there could be such a thing, but something has to go here! Ciel starts us off this morning. I honestly pictured the obstacle course for MW2 for this piece. This also scratches my “Ciel is a tough, smol cookie” HC, which is nice, but it also mentioned suicides, which I hated, so there. Kiss rating: 7/10. Good on Ruple for being conscious of her own sweat. Simple soul confirmed.
Never written one of these before because I’ve never had this many followers??! First before I get into any of these names and the long winded messages to you lovely people. I just want to say I am thankful to you all, for taking the time to follow me here. Eleven is just so cute and I enjoy that you all have taken a liking to her also. c: I feel like I’m making a speech right now!! I’m having an award here. Jsyk I like to ramble, probably going to have a bit of it in here. I’m also writing this on no sleep, cue rambling, sleeping Mina. Oh yeah, I’m Mina! If none of you knew. There. Let’s get into the read more before I start chatting more. (and please take this crappy graphic, idek what it is?? it’s something i cooked up!!??)