you know, even tho all the raphael/izzy scenes made me really uncomfortable i could somehow deal w it only if ! they would consciously show us how unhealthy is this relationship, or have a good reason to show us like be a part of a bigger picture. but im so utterly disgusted that the producers think that any of those scene were even a tiny bit romantic. no. there is nothing nice about how izzy dragged raphael into this whole mess, how he manipulated him, there is nothing lovely about how much they got deep into this addiction that manipulated both of their minds with feelings that are not real….. i could throw up just thinking about how much they romantize this relationship, isabelle lightwood and raphael santiago deserved better
… to my couple of frequent followers/unfollowers/followers/unfollowers:
Do you really love/hate/love/hate my blog?
Or do you just want to trick me into following yours? See… I am kind of weird, you know. I only follow blogs that post content I really like. Completely disconnected from whether they follow mine or not. Like, you know, I only watch movies that I am interested in.
BUT: If my following is so important to you, then please write an essay with at least 400 words, laying out WHY I should totally follow your blog.
And no cheating, okay? Just copy/pasting things like “My blog is totally rad” doesn’t count. I will put your blog on my “consider for following” list then.
is it true that there's a day in the year where shias hit themselves until they bleed?
Yes and no. That depends on the geographic area. However, hitting yourself with a chain of knives (Zanjeer Matam) is a predominately South Asian Shia custom practiced most commonly in Pakistan and India. I do not practice this (since I follow Grand Ayatollah Sistani of Iraq discourages the practice of Zanjeer Matam, as did Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran), however, I do practice the custom of hitting your own chest with the palm of your hand during these days (no, it does not hurt nor does it cause bruises) it makes me feel stronger, patient, and in general, it makes it easier for me to express my grief, imo. I also donate blood as a different way to serve the Prophet’s Household.
The hitting of the chest in Muharram symbolizes a Muslim’s grief towards the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a) that resulted in a very bloody and tragic war between good and evil. Imam Hussain (a) didn’t die a normal death but was part of a massacre in the name of God that resulted in the death of 110 innocent children. With 72 loyal companions, he faced Yazeed’s (l.a) 40,000 army. This isn’t a tragedy that just passes and is forgotten this easily. If a person, for example, lost a father, he or she would hit her chest, hit their head in grief, or grasp their hair and pull them out – this is what Shias do over the death of Imam Hussain (a). Our lady Zaynab (a) had seen her mother Fatimah (a) die due to miscarriage and depression, her father Ali (a) butchered in front of her, her brother Hassan (a) get poisoned to death – it took her brother Hussain’s (a) martyrdom for her breakdown, in which she hit her head and chest in grief.
I don’t mind them doing it (Zanjeer Matam) for the simple reason that they do it on their own accord, why would you then stop them? It’s not a mandatory act; you’re not forced to do it. The reason why I don’t have an issue with it is the same reason I don’t have an issue with a Guru walking on hot coal or laying on a spike mat; ironically, you are impressed at that. But it is their responsibility to take care of themselves.
yeah, well, you know, as thrilling as the next adventure might be, in the end… you’re always left with that same feeling. sometimes you gotta… choose what you’re gonna keep and… and what you’re gonna let go.
seeing a lot of posts on my dash rn about ‘you can’t compare malec with c|imon they’re completely different’ and like okay, i guess?
let’s compare malec to clizzy then, how about? bc clizzy has known each other exactly as long as malec and they have had whole gifsets worth of intimate moments with one another. it’s even more jarring imo when you put it in that context because clizzy (as much as i wish) isn’t a romantic ship, so we’re not talking about kisses here or anything else explicitly romantic/sexual, we’re just talking about the type of casual looks/touches that indicate you care deeply about someone
so ngl, when y'all say c|imon is ‘natural’ and malec is ‘rushed’ or 'forced’ you probably feel that way literally because of the lack of intimacy on screen? like what we have here imho, besides blatant homophobia, is a set of showrunners (/writers/directors/actors/whoever is making those choices in the moment) who apparently don’t think men display casual intimacy with each other? even when they’re alone? even when they’re in a romantic relationship? which of course isn’t going to feel 'natural’ because it’s not
but, you know, feel free to keep missing the point