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nothankskiddo  asked:

Imagine a song Jenna hates coming kn the radio when shes like 4 and hasnt actually really noticed her powers yet and she just looks at it and says "no shut up" and her mom scolds her until she realizes the radio is just repeating what Jenna said and she is S H O O K

asdfgh “shut up radio” it just goes silent and her mom just stands there wtf

anonymous asked:

Not Snape related but you said how you didn't quite like relationships that had a power imbalance. I'm curious, what do you think about a muggle/wizard(witch) relationship. I mean that's a really big power imbalance isn't it? They can basically control you completely with a potion or a spell. It takes a lot of trust to sustain such a relationship. Would you date or marry a wizard/witch? why or why not?

My word, my friend, this was a curly ask.  My thoughts wander a bit all over the place in this response.

I had to have a bit of a mull on this, because yes, you’re absolutely right…it is a huge power imbalance (in fact, it’s why I think Eileen and Tobias are so fascinating).

I think the issue isn’t necessarily the magical vs Muggle problem.  That is a huge consideration…but I think there’s a line you can draw when people get into relationships with people who are bigger physically than them, or are psychologically stronger than them.  Those relationships can also end up in a hot mess - you’re trusting that the 6 ft 6 guy who weighs 320lbs isn’t going to harm you…you’re trusting that the psychoanalyst with two degrees isn’t going to undermine your emotional stability.

I think that’s where I lie with magic; it has a huge potential to be a power imbalance, but it’s not inherently a power imbalance.

Now, I don’t have a problem with age gap relationships; the gap can be 30 years for all I care…but I do have a problem with age gap relationships when the younger partner has no experience.

Sometimes the older party is deliberately using their age and worldly experience against the younger party, manipulating and coercing them - but even if they’re not, you’re so embryonic in the world of relationships at 16-21…you have different expectations, and different hopes, and different levels of acceptance.

As a general rule (not all, but generally), a 16 year old will put up with behaviour that a 30 year old wouldn’t, because the 30 year old has more experience and knows that such behaviour isn’t acceptable.  The older partner plays on the fact that the 16 year old doesn’t have enough experience to understand that their behaviour is unfair.

The second element is the respect and admiration element.  Not all teens are the same, but I certainly respected most of the adults in my life when I was younger.  They often seemed learned, and educated, and able to construct an impressive argument.  They had knowledge that I didn’t, and they had things that most young people would find appealing - status, career, education, money, somewhere to live, stability etc.  

As someone who has yet to find their feet in the world, seeing someone who seems to have their life sorted is quite attractive.

The problem is, that’s all it is - it’s not a real attraction; they’re not people who deserve to be on such pedestals.  They’re just people.  Ordinary flawed people, just like the rest of us.  There’s nothing particularly impressive about them…it’s only impressive to someone younger, who hasn’t had the opportunities that the older person has had.

To bring this back to Potter, the ship I always cite is Snumbledore - because I shy away from that, even though the fandom for it is fun, because of the power imbalance.  Although Severus is an adult, although he’s in his thirties, although he’s got a career and a house and has maybe had relationships…Albus controls him.  Albus controls his career, he got him out of Azkaban, he tells him what to do - and we see that Albus often dismisses his opinion.

That’s what I don’t like - when someone holds that level of external power over another, the other party can’t ever be fully truthful with them.  Albus could have him sent back to Azkaban, or could withhold a pay rise, or could demote him etc if he dissents.  That is not an equal grounding for a relationship.

But I can read Severus/Minerva, for instance, because they’re equals.  I can read Severus/Hermione post-Hogwarts because he’s no longer her teacher, and she’s her own woman with her own career.

For the second part of your answer…hypothetically, I wouldn’t really be keen.  Children of ours would be either excluded from the magical world, or they’d join the magical world and probably have no interest in the world that I’m in.  It’s not my partner or the children I’d be fearful of, but if they mixed with less salubrious magical types….well, who knows what trouble that could bring to the door.

But then, whilst I wouldn’t seek it out, if a partner confessed to being magical?  Well, it’s not necessarily a dealbreaker.

Viewing politics as a spectrum with a ‘middle’ and ‘extremes’ is a really powerful and dangerous ideological concept. The prevailing ideology decides what constitutes the middle, its arbitrary, it doesn’t represent any sort of 'balance’ or any other properties outside of its material content. If your ideology occupies the 'middle’ space, it’s because the ideas constituting it are normalized in the prevailing mainstream, which speaks to the position of power it occupies, not to its inherent truth, practicality, or morality. There is no such thing as neutral, inaction and abstention are passive support of the underlying power structures of our society.

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Shawn Mendes’ new interlude at his concert is both heartbreaking and breathtaking. To see young people being wildly inclusive and not being stopped by fear or terror is really powerful.

ENOUGH AREADY! WE GET IT - YOU THINK YOU *KNOW* SLYTHERIN...

We get that you think Slytherin girls are ‘winged eyeliner sharp enough to kill a man’. We get that you think our aesthetic is blood-red lipstick, the clack of stilettos on marble floors, and nails filed to a sharp point.

We get it.

We get that you think Slytherin boys are ‘jaw lines sharp enough to kill a man’ (perhaps we have that in common with the girls, you think?). We get that you think our mood is bitter black coffee, Shakespearean insults, and the burn of vodka as it cascades down your throat.

We get it. So enough already.

You think you know Slytherin? You think our girls are ‘bad-ass bitches’ and our boys are ‘refined gentlemen with wicked sharp tongues’?

Well, let us tell you what it really means to embody power, pride, fraternity, cunning, and ambition.

We’d be lying if we said Slytherin wasn’t that warm feeling of sinking deeper into your seat on the bus after you watch someone miss their stop. But, for all that, Slytherin is also when you were a child sitting on your dad’s shoulders - that feeling of being literally on top of the world, made all the more proud for knowing not only that the people who love you will raise you up but will be there to catch you if you fall.

That’s Slytherin - it’s what you wanted to be when you grew up, it’s your imaginary friend, and it’s getting an A on a test you studied damn fucking hard for.

And, sure, Slytherin is also silently thanking yourself that you looked your best on the days you ran into an ex partner. But Slytherin is the courage to end a going-nowhere relationship in the first place. Slytherin means willing to do what no one else can or will, to put aside desire, fear, and comfort and to just shed what doesn’t serve them; that means being cruel to be kind and knowing, in fact, that cruelty and kindness are not black and white concepts.

That’s Slytherin - it’s your little black dress, it’s self-help books, and it’s drunken chats with strangers in nightclub bathrooms.

We are so much more complex than men in suits or women in doc martens. If all you can think of is conceit when you think of cunning and if all you can think of is dominance when you think of power…then you do not know us. And we will not ask you to try harder next time because we would rather speak for ourselves.

So, enough already; we want ‘us’ done right, so we will do it ourselves.

That’s Slytherin.

Apparently these comics haven’t been showing up in the Reaper76 tag anymore? Weird, not sure why, guess you gotta share them if you want people to read it haha

People get so caught up arguing about whether Jack is really the bad guy or Gabe is really the bad guy or who really has the power in the relationship, it seems very novel to submit the idea that maybe they could just be brought together by their mutual respect and friendship that pushes them both to be better versions of themselves.

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Self Care Magic

✨Drinking iced raspberry tea infused with rose petals, or a pumpkin spice latte for the cinnamon allspice and clove but also just because you really like it

✨Power songs played during the morning commute and singing as loud as you can without worrying about other drivers seeing you, getting yourself fired up for the day

✨Banishing spells cast on toxic lovers and friends, because even though it hurts to let them go it also feels freeing as hell

✨Self cleansing rituals that make you feel recharged, whether it be fancy ritual baths, or that good smelling face wash that you use every morning

✨Wrapping yourself in the love of friends and family deity when you’re not feeling up to it yourself, they will love you no matter what so relying on them is okay and good

✨Going to a secret spot to be alone, or to watch the world go by and just be still, from a secret pond miles into the forest, to the quiet spot by the window in your favorite cafe

✨Protection spells cast before going out drinking and dancing to keep off the creeps and their unwanted advances, because you just wanna dance and that’s the last thing you need

masterofenthropy  asked:

Hi HeyWriters! I was wondering: do you have a tip to create a weak point on main characters? I´m making a story, but I´m having trouble since my main character is TOO overpowered. Could you help me with this?

(All of this is written under the assumption your character has superpowers or “special” abilities, so forgive me if you meant a different kind of power.)

I created a character concept when I was twelve. She had all the superpowers of my favorite heroes and then some. As time wore on she gained more and more until eventually my adolescent brain invented logic and realized she was actually ridiculous. Here’s how I depowered this character, who’s name is Ace, without completely ruining her coolness.

Step One:

Don’t be greedy. Any ability that does not contribute to the story needs to go. It’s taking up space that could be filled with credibility. I decided early on that Ace didn’t need most of her abilities, and by the end of the story she only relies on a few to get the job done. Also, if a character can do more than one thing that are all basically the same thing some of those should probably go (invisibility and camouflage, superspeed and teleportation, etc.). 

Step Two:

Apply real-world science. If you try to make your depiction realistic, you’ll want to have an idea of how these abilities might work and how they might not. Of course, you should suspend disbelief for some things if they’re truly essential to your character, but others can be adapted. For Ace there are some powers that only work under the right circumstances, and others that her body rejects or that give her physical pain when she uses them. Most importantly, special strengths come with special weaknesses. Sensitive hearing means loud noises are more jarring or harmful, regeneration means metabolism speeds up and the person needs to eat as much as a body builder. Any superpower you pick out will have a drawback, I guarantee it; if not a physical one then a social one (I’ll get to that).

This scene from The Incredibles is an excellent demonstration of superpower drawbacks.

Step Three: 

Consider how the character feels about all this power and why they obtained it in the first place. Ace was not born with abilities, but over time she chose certain powers for the purpose of defending herself or others. Some of her powers fade away when she stops using them, like any skill you fail to practice, and some abilities she just plain old refuses to use for personal reasons. Some are too difficult or time-consuming for her to master, and some even trigger memories of her traumatic past thus she discards them. This way she has a choice in the matter and her choice is not to bite off more than she can chew or what she doesn’t want in the first place. 

Step Four:

How do other characters feel about all this power? Perhaps some or all of your character’s powers intimidate, frighten, or anger others in the story. One of Ace’s friends dislikes how unstoppable she is, and others are taken aback by some of the things she can do or how she looks when she does them. On the whole, she hides what she can do or picks small things to do instead of big things, downplaying her own power when necessary. How your supporting characters react to the force of nature that is your MC is the most important aspect of her power.

Here’s an example from the X-Men of how other characters might react. 

For additional opinions and advice, read this https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-characters-that-are-too-powerful/ and take to heart its ending line: “There’s only one fix that avoids all the pitfalls of overpowered heroes: refrain from making them really powerful in the first place.”

Yes, Ace is a flawed concept and all the advice I just gave is only a patch kit for that flaw. However, overpowered characters continue to excite readers and viewers alike, so I would never suggest we dispense with them altogether. Just, when you’re getting a headache from how overwhelming your character is, it’s good to consider dialling it all back and focusing on the power of their personality instead.

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Super apologize for taking so long to respond, and thanks for asking in the first place.

Y'know what pisses me off...

Do you ever just think about how Power Rangers:
• probably the most inclusive film of our time
•that doesn’t shoe-horn in its inclusion
• and actually has a really good plot
• and powerful characters
• with real flaws and issues
• that made me feel actually motivated and powerful

Lost its studio nearly $25 MILLION because no one saw it…

What kind of message do you think that sends to producers????

I’m not mad at people for wanting to see Beauty and the Beast.
I’m mad that y'all seem to care so much for inclusion but never seem to do anymore than just blogging about it🙄

you really dont understand the power posts on the internet have. One dude’s comment on pornhub as single handedly changed the immediate reaction the internet savvy youth has when seeing and hearing about famous western philosopher Rene Descartes. I dont even need to say how because you know what im talking about. A pornhub comment did this.

It’s true: Jughead Jones kissed Betty Cooper.

[CBR.COM] RIVERDALE’S JUGHEAD SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH BETTY

“It’s important to remember that — though Betty and Archie when they were younger were this cute couple — Jughead, Betty and Archie were the three childhood friends. So Betty knows Jughead probably just as well as Archie does in certain ways and she is also this sort of nostalgic force of what was once morally just,” Sprouse explained. “I do believe Jughead is absolutely obsessed with what was once Riverdale, and Betty still represents this morality and purity that he associates to this more ‘Peter Pan’-like childhood version of Riverdale. He finds great comfort in that and becomes easily accessible and resonates with him.” - Cole Sprouse

[Spoiler] Jughead will not wear his hat in three episodes!

He also revealed that we’ll see Jughead without his hat on in moments of vulnerability — particularly where Betty is involved. “So there are a couple episodes — I won’t spoil too much — where you definitely get to see Jughead without a hat on, but we’ve saved it only for real vulnerable and personal moments,” he shared. “Yeah, you only see Jughead without his hat on in super vulnerable moments, because we kind of sold it as like his security blanket of sorts, and so – when he’s willing to take it off – it becomes this kind of special, vulnerable, personal thing. I think the first time he loses his hat is a moment with Betty. There are three episodes I think he loses his hat — it’s episode 10 (GET EXCITED!), episode 12, and once this episode [the finale] as well.”

As to Jughead’s relationship with the Coopers, Sprouse said:

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Growing up, I always had this idea that I needed to be dating someone in order to feel valid–and a lot of that had to do with the representation of teenagers on TV. You almost never saw a high school girl that wasn’t either in a relationship or pining over one. With Riverdale, I hope we instill a completely different notion in our youth; you don’t need a relationship to be happy, and that being a strong, independent woman is powerful. I really love that about this show.