Alright, to get my thoughts out there to all the anti crap I’ve been receiving, let’s talk about the “Yurio is being sexualized” opinion.
Now going by how the anime is now and how all the characters are developed, I do not think that Yurio was sexualized.
Yurio being 15/16 (lot of controversy over his age) is honestly super rebellious and that is normal for any boy or girl his age. It’s the angsty teen phase.
Like Yurio is called the “Russian Punk” for a reason.
Therefore, I believe that he wasn’t sexualized just for fan service (as antis would say). First of all, VIKTUURI isn’t fan service. It’s canon. So why in the world would they use Yurio as fan service. That just doesn’t make any sense.
Yurio didn’t want to do a normal exhibition skate. He wanted to fucking show up his gay ass parents with his DJ boyfriend because he’s REBELLIOUS AF. I mean, he freaking came up with his own choreography.
It’s not sexualization.
It’s Yurio’s character. That’s how he is.
And believe me, if Kubo intended it to be sexualized then you would fucking know. Yurio would be sliding down the ice in a fucking transparent thong.
So disagree or agree all you want to but that’s how I see it.
A dragon comes to try and eat Plumette (because she's clearly a princess and thats wot dragons do) except he's not the only golden, firemaking thing in the room. (And Plumette is also a badA). ~NiceAnon (still needs tumblr account.)
you always get your fics right away because you are Nice Anon, so even though this fic is so amazing it should probably get like 20 chapters and full commissioned illustrations, I will give you just a little fic just to show you my fondness. also i am a bit tired so APOLOGIES if it just devolves into not making sense. but here we go let’s get some DRAGONS
The dragon looked over the Dragon Classifieds, dipping toast into his egg. He needed a princess—a good, proper princess; not any of these new-fangled breed, who hit things with saucepans or shot them with arrows or blasted ice out of their fingertips. No, that sort would not do at all. This dragon was getting old, and bitter, and a little fat around the tum, and he couldn’t remember the last time he had stolen a good princess. A good princess, now: dressed all in white, and near-divine with grace, and with deep dark eyes and a heart-shaped face. Elegant, beautiful, infused with love and femininity. That was the type of princess an old dragon wanted.
He scanned the Classifieds. Princesses in Germany, Austria, Italy—here was one all the way over in America, but the listing specified that she came with “raccoon and hummingbird sidekicks,” and that was just too much trouble to counter. No sidekicks. No princes, hanging around with slashing swords. Just a princess, all in white.
Ah! The hidden heart of France. Just normal France would do, but the listing was worded well. (dragons appreciate that little bit of style. many dragons have been known to go into careers as professional editors, when they are not eating people’s faces off). The princess of villeneuve had no sidekicks, no princely lover, not even a fairy godmother at hand. This princess would be perfect.
The dragon flapped his cranky old wings—oh, they ached, nowadays—and took off from his cave. To Villeneuve he would go. And soon he would come back, pretty princess in hand.
actually OP of that pronoun post said she was the only one in her workplace who was asked pronouns in which case i side with her in saying that thats shitty. but also its the complete opposite of normalization of asking pronouns because ideally everyone should be asked them. if someone only asks those they think “””””look trans””””” or whatever then somethings up
This is the first time I am posting something like this so bear with me! Also sorry it’s so long but I have so much to say!
• What on earth is in Aria’s file?! It must be something really serious for her to betray her friends like this. I’m a big believer in that fact that Aria was pregnant as it just makes so much sense. I think Ezra got Aria pregnant whilst she was still in school, but Aria didn’t tell anyone and got an abortion to protect Ezra. If this pregnancy is what is in her file, all the pieces fit together! Think about it, if this were true, Ezra would probably pick Nicole over Aria because Aria has lied this whole time, and also Ezra would go to prison because Aria was in school whilst this happened and was practically still a child.
• I was never really convinced by the ‘Spencer has a twin’ theory, but after this episode I feel like it could be true. Fuery basically just told Spencer that he knows she’s played a part in killing Elliot/Archer (or whatever his name is bc who the hell knows), and that the evidence is about to be release and she’s gonna go down. So why on earth would Spencer leave and go to the airport knowing that information?! And also how did she get there so fast?!
• When we got to the airport scene, we know Ezra is near his gate and is ready to leave. But then he see’s Spencer (or Twincer) with Wren. Now, we all know that you cannot get to the gates of an airport without a ticket, Spencer would not buy a plane ticket just to have a conversation with Wren. So what’s going on there? Is Spencer about to do a runner? OR was Twincer off somewhere? OR was Twincer coming back from somewhere with Wren?!
• The whole airport scene was just really dodgy tbh, Wren and Ezra did not meet for the first time! It could just be the fact that Ezra knows a lot about Wren from when he went all rouge trying to write that book (Season 4 I think it was), or they have had some kind of interaction previously. Hmm…
• Lucas is fucking shady a hell! He could be A.D, but I feel like this is just Marlene’s way of throwing us off from finding who it really is. He is definitely an accomplice though, for sure! Also when we see the comic book and they show us Lucas & Charles written on it, look at the A in Lucas’s name. FAMILIAR MUCH? I think so!
• This whole Allison and Emily story line is just a bit bleh. I totally ship Emison 100% and i’m so up for an Emison baby, but the way it’s all happening is not very realistic (but then again what is realistic in this show). Also I think there should have been an Emison kiss at the end when they hugged, the scene, the music and the camera work was the perfect set up for it!
• Can somebody find Caleb and bring him back please. We cannot be talking Haleb babies when Caleb is nowhere to be seen.
• MARY FUCKING DRAKE. Where the hell is she? This story line is seriously dragging out and it’s getting boring.
• A.D facetiming Aria with her face is so very unrealistic and it just makes the while thing comical. Do not like that.
• A big well done to Troian for directing this episode, she brought out the best in all of the characters and I loved it!
That is all for now, if you made it to the bottom thank you for reading!
I kinda want to write a post-civil war frostiron fic where Loki pops in on Tony one day and is like “did you know your team is enchanted” and Tony’s like “… what” and it turns out that Wanda has been working for hydra all along and purposely drove the team apart but that doesn’t just erase everything that happened even though some people on the team (Steve) thinks it should.
Barn Mates was
first aired exactly a year ago today… and what a monumental episode it was
for both Lapis and Peridot!
For those of us who were already shipping Lapidot, it was a
dream come true – and for some of those who weren’t,
it opened their eyes to a whole new (and now completely canonically viable)
I’ve written about this episode a few times in the past, but
it feels fitting to look back on it again today; for day one of Lapidot Anniversary Week!
So, without further ado…
The episode opens with Peridot wistfully speaking into her
tape recorder about sharing her new home with Lapis. Only a couple of episodes prior to this
point, Peridot had made the decision to stay at the barn by herself whilst the
other Crystal Gems returned to the temple.
The fact that she now so enthusiastically wants to share her home with Lapis
(as opposed to going back with the other Gems or staying by herself in the barn) just shows that she already has
some level of admiration for Lapis.
“Why don’t we watch the sun come up and figure out what
we’re going to do with all this time, eh Lazuli?”
Watching the sun rise with someone is an old romantic
tradition/cliché, so the fact that Peridot specifically mentions wanting to do
this with Lapis certainly speaks some volumes.
And it also transpires…
…that this line was foreshadowing a scene that came later
in the show – in Room For Ruby, not
only are they watching the sun rise together (just as Peridot wanted to do),
they’ve actually been sat together all night stargazing prior to this point,
which is another activity that has obvious romantic connotations.
After Peridot has finished speaking into the tape recorder
in Barn Mates, Lapis expresses her
desire to live in the barn all on her own.
Steven suggests that the barn be split down the middle, with each of the
two Gems having their own “side”, which leads to a very interesting shot of the
pair of them:
Notice how they’re effectively framing a picture that’s
behind them. This picture is of the
barn’s previous owners – Greg’s aunt and uncle, who Greg described back in Space Race as follows:
“My aunt and uncle had a great love for aviation, and each
other. They cherished the years they
spent together, and they held on to every belonging they ever owned.”
It’s interesting, then, that a picture of a happy couple has
been placed directly in-between Lapis
and Peridot in this shot. This becomes
something of a trend as the show progresses, with the picture being placed
in-shot with Peridot and Lapis on occasion in a fair few other episodes, such as these:
This could well be foreshadowing a romantic relationship
between Lapis and Peridot. The fact that
Greg mentions “aviation” is also something interesting to think about,
considering that Lapis can fly and Peridot was the pilot of the Hand Ship back
Lapis isn’t keen on the idea of splitting the barn, telling
Steven that Peridot is the problem:
“I can’t stand the thought of looking at her everyday!”
This statement is now somewhat ironic because, in the episodes since Barn Mates, Lapis almost always has her eyes on Peridot – and gives
her some extremely suggestive looks,
Peridot and Steven both try to assure Lapis that Peridot has
changed, but she doesn’t want to hear it.
Steven thinks it’s “sweet” that Peridot wants Lapis to see how much
she’s changed since their last encounter, and he helps her to make an apology
card which has a very interesting picture drawn on the front of it:
Steven may well have the intent of getting Peridot and Lapis
to be friends, but he’s drawn them looking like an actual couple here; they’re even holding hands.
Eventually, after some persuasion from Steven, Lapis joins
them – and a beaming Peridot hands over the card. This still fails to win-over an unimpressed
Lapis, much to Peridot’s disdain.
“It took me over an hour to compose [the message in the
card], and I was the most
sincere as per Steven’s instructions!”
The fact that Peridot put so much time into her apology
message gives us an indication of how highly Peridot thinks of Lapis – and how
much she wants to make her feel better.
She then spends some time deliberating what she could give to Lapis as a
gift (upon Steven’s suggestion), and they come up with an idea…
“H-2-Oh my GOSH!” …
“It’s a gift for you! You know, ‘cause water’s your thing.”
mannerisms and tone of voice here are very flirtatious. However, given Lapis’ previous traumatic
experience of being trapped on the bottom of the ocean, this is another idea
that falls completely flat.
And what does
pool?! What a cloddy idea! Of course
she wouldn’t like that!”
She actually blames herself
for the mistake. This is very
uncharacteristic of Peridot, who normally has a very lofty opinion of herself
and her intellectual capacity – which, again, shows how highly she must think of
Lapis. She even uses the word “cloddy”
to describe her own idea; with “clod” being an insult that she usually only
ever levels at other people when she’s at her most angry.
She then decides to make a very grand gesture…
…and offers her most prized possession – the tape recorder
– to Lapis as a gift.
She’s very flirtatious in doing so here, as well. With a wink and a smile, she tells Lapis:
“See, the ribbon is
even blue. I got yo’ number!”
Peridot has offended all of the other Gems at some point in
the past, but she’s never been seen to perform as grand a gesture as this one
in order to win them over.
Peridot is, in a lot of ways, incredibly materialistic - she
has been shown on more than one occasion to hold her very few possessions really
closely to her. By Peridot’s standards, handing the tape recorder
over is essentially the biggest thing she could do for someone, which is a very
clear indication of her feelings towards Lapis.
This gesture is completely lost on Lapis, however, who
proceeds to crush the tape recorder in her hand.
Usually in these situations, Peridot would be distraught
that one of her possessions had been destroyed (see, for example, Peridot on
her knees begging Amethyst not to throw away her beloved tablet in Too Short To Ride). However, this time, she actually seems to be
upset by the fact that she’s managed to upset Lapis once again, exclaiming:
“What, were you trapped in a tape recorder too?!”
Peridot is exasperated by this point, and gives a very
heartfelt speech which, I believe, really gets to the root of one of the key
reasons why a relationship between Lapis and Peridot just makes perfect sense:
“Look, I get it, you
know? You’re confused! You can never go back to Homeworld.
This place doesn’t exactly feel like home yet. You’re alone, no one could
possibly know what that feels like! Oh wait, I do! We’re
the same, except… you don’t have to be alone.”
She and Lapis are going through the exact same thing
at basically the same time; namely, being stranded on earth with no way of
returning to Homeworld. There’s literally no-one else who they could bond
with over this, except for each other – it’s a common ground that they share
with each other and only each other. It’s logical and sensible
storytelling, therefore, to have these two characters stick together and share
the experience with each other. It puts them on equal ground, gives them
both an acute understanding of each other, and enables them to both support one
another as they adjust to life on earth.
At this point in Barn
Mates, however, Lapis still isn’t having any of it. Peridot, clearly at her wits end, asks what
Lapis wants from her. Lapis angrily
tells Peridot that she wants her to leave… and that’s exactly what Peridot
does. She wants Lapis to be happy so much that she’s even willing to give
up her home so that Lapis can live there instead.
As she walks away, Steven reprimands Lapis for treating
Peridot so badly. As he’s talking, Lapis
folds her arms and shifts on the spot, her gaze meeting the crushed tape
recorder on the floor. Everything about
her body language in this scene exudes
Peridot comes screaming back towards them moments later,
however – being pursued by a Roaming Eye that she’s convinced is after
The trio flee from the ship, but eventually come
face-to-face with it, which causes Peridot to cower behind Steven in fear.
…Lapis steps forward, and glances back at a wide-eyed Peridot.
This scene is very important because it’s the first time we
ever get to see that Lapis does actually care about Peridot, despite the
pair of them getting off to a very turbulent start. She steps up to
defend the helpless Peridot from the Roaming Eye, and makes sure to
specifically ask Peridot if she’s ok after the threat has been neutralised –
proving that she didn’t only have
Steven’s interests at heart when she took out the Roaming Eye.
What happens next needs no introduction…
Peridot has still, to this day, never looked at anyone else
with such love. The way that her hands are clasped to her
chest makes it the typical “cartoon character looking at their love interest”
pose. That smile on her face is
literally the biggest one that she’s ever given. And Lapis’ deep blush, that she actually
turns her head away from Peridot in an attempt to hide, is also a reaction from
her that’s unique to this scene – and very much implies that the apparent
feeling of attraction is mutual. There
appears to be some symbolism behind the sun coming out as Peridot smiles,
too. This could well be an indication
that Lapis is warming up to Peridot
and seeing her in a new light. It also has a somewhat poetic quality to it,
with the storm clouds (both literal and metaphorical) dissipating at this very
Steven picks up on what’s going on, giggling to himself as
he looks at Lapis. It’s also very
interesting that Peridot’s loving look is still lingering even after the camera
angle has changed – this is no fleeting “micro expression”, it’s a very
prolonged and deliberate look…
…which was the first of very, very many that the pair of
them have since gone on to give each other (the above images being a small handful of examples).
All in all, Barn Mates
was the start of a very beautiful relationship between these two Gems, which
has well and truly endured throughout the past twelve months – and has gotten
ever stronger with each episode that they’ve appeared in together.
i just really hope there’s a good explanation for this?? Yousef kissing Noora just makes no sense in accordance with his character and how he has been written/shown in relation to Sana. This just feels like bad writing and an unnecessary shock factor. Like this is something an American teen drama would do. There’s just no context for it!
Do you think that "I couldn't tell her I love her, even at the end of the world" was also related to his "Clarke... if I don't see you again..." line? I mean, he was thinking about Octavia at the moment, obviously, but... mmmm idk.
You know, I haven’t reblogged any of those gifsets or photos or posts, because I honestly don’t want to get all shipgoggley about it. But the more I see them and the more I think about it, I do think there was a double meaning there, just like there was with “he’d do anything to protect her, it just makes sense,” with Gustus.
We know already that he loves Clarke. We know HE knows that he loves Clarke. There was a scene where his last words to her (confession of feelings?) were cut short. These dots all connect pretty easily. Not much twisting to get it to fit. And this show does absolutely do ambiguous and double meanings.
I am now leaning towards yes he was talking about Octavia, but he had the same issue with telling Clarke he loved her, too.
Also interesting is that at the beach, they were talking about Octavia, not their own feelings, but that’s where it went. And here again, they are talking about Octavia, and now it comes out to be straight up about love, and Clarke is nowhere around, but it does bring back that last meeting to mind. “Couldn’t tell her…”
(Ammy is Ameterasu’s nickname btw)
so there’s the scene where you meet this woman who has, like… Impressive breastage. “Busty babe” is the nickname your companion character gives her. And the most hilarious part of that scene (aside from your companion character’s comments, the music, and the way she walked omfg it was ridiculous) was how Ammy’s head very directly followed busty babe’s chest. I have chosen to interpret this as the Sun Goddess being gay. The moon is a lesbian, why not the sun?