i’m sure i’m not the first person to notice this but i’m rewatching the show and the episode “copycat” just gets me so annoyed and irritated because of how adrien was written in that episode. this is probably the episode where we have the most blatant, explicit evidence of one of adrien’s flaws (i.e. his jealousy) and he is at no point forced to be held accountable for his actions.
adrien quite literally causes an akuma because of his jealousy. but he is not forced to apologize to theo for lying about his relationship with ladybug, he’s not forced to apologize to ladybug for lying about said relationship without her consent, and adrien himself is not allowed time in the episode to acknowledge his jealousy, find fault in it, and learn from his mistake.
adrien as a character already has this annoying habit of being presented as the “perfect boy” who very rarely makes mistakes and is idolized for it. not just by marinette. by pretty much everyone. “jackady” had this really strange scene where gabriel and ladybug were staring at adrien’s modeling shots and gushing about how “flawless” and “perfect” he is. and most of adrien’s arguably negative qualities (e.g. his occassional inability to take things seriously in battle, his naivete, his occasional impulsiveness as chat noir, etc.) are often presented in ways that either make us sympathize with his behavior or find it endearing.
“copycat” is probably one of the only (if not the only) episodes where adrien is very clearly doing something wrong. he’s angry that theo likes ladybug so much so he lies about his relationship with ladybug and tells theo they’re a thing so that he can back off and chat noir can have ladybug all to himself.
the problem is that the show doesn’t call out adrien for this jealousy. about the only time it does is when plagg makes a dig at him right when adrien realizes who the akuma is.
and despite this, adrien merely rolls his eyes at plagg and scoffs at the comment as if it’s a joke. that was the perfect opportunity for adrien to take just a few seconds to say “you’re right. i should’ve never lied and let myself get jealous. that was wrong of me.”
about the best we can get is when chat noir acknowledges that he was the one who caused the akuma so he’s the one who has to go and get himself out of it. but at no point does he tell ladybug why this happened (especially because it involves her) and at no point does he vocalize the mistake he made, i.e. the fact that he let his jealousy take over.
then this is where the episode really starts to bother me
he calls out ladybug for not showing up to the statue unveiling. they actually make chat noir take time in the middle of his screw up to basically tell ladybug “well maybe you’d know what’s going on if you showed up this morning.” ladybug had done nothing wrong in regards to this akuma. we’re dealing with her phone stealing and her bad time management on the side, but this has nothing to do with the akuma. if anyone’s mistakes should be being highlighted here, it’s adrien’s.
but the episode continues to just let adrien get away with the fact that he lied. ladybug praises chat noir for his honesty and for the fact that he’s never lied to ladybug about anything (hello, irony) and normally this would be a pretty good moment for chat noir to at least look guilty. but instead he merely thanks her for the compliment and continues fighting anyway.
and then it gets even worse because the one who apologizes at the end of the episode is ladybug!! she apologizes to theo for not showing up to the unveiling! which, fine ok, but where was adrien’s apology? where was his opportunity to explain to ladybug that he messed up for lying about their relationship, causing this akuma, and putting ladybug in danger?
it’s replaced with chat noir’s angst about his crush not being returned.
we feel bad for him at the end of this episode because his “crush was crushed.” let alone that he let his jealousy get the better of him and lied to a stranger about ladybug and his relationship behind her back. we end the episode feeling sympathy for chat noir because ladybug doesn’t feel the same way for him. mr. perfect finally has an episode where he screws up and the show does not allow him to take sufficient responsibility for it and own up to his mistake.
and it further annoys me that this happened because anytime marinette messes up, she almost always apologizes. when she didn’t listen to chloe and caused her to be akumatized? she apologized to her for not listening to her. when she yelled at lila and caused her to be akumatized because of her own jealousy? she apologized to lila for being so mean to her. marinette is continuously asked to own up to her mistakes and apologize for them (as she should) meanwhile the one time adrien screws up, he gets let off for it.
idk man, it just gets me upset that adrien got it so easy in this episode. he should’ve apologized to theo. he should’ve told ladybug the truth. he should’ve owned up to the fact that his jealousy was totally unwarranted.
you lost faith in your parents the same day you lost faith in Sinterklaas
someone kisses your cheeks right-left-right. You freeze, unsure of how to respond. You remain frozen in place until someone kisses your cheeks left-right-left again, releasing you from your curse
the Prime Minister passes you on his bike
you don’t have enough money on your OV-chip card. No one in your compartment has enough money on their OV-chip card. The conductor lets all of you get away with it “just this once”
in modern au fic, characters go to coffee shops for……..coffee. This still seems like an elaborate joke to you
the national anthem starts playing. Dutifully, you sing that you are of German blood and that you have always honoured the Spanish King
you know someone who saw the Prime Minister cycling by once
you either support Ajax or Feyenoord. It doesn’t matter if you like another club better, or don’t even watch European football at all. You must choose. You have to choose
2 centimetre of snow falls. The entire country stops functioning
yes, you have a ‘bonuskaart’. Several, probably. You don’t remember where you left them. You borrow a ‘bonuskaart’ from the person in front of you. No ‘bonus’ applies to any of the products you are buying
all the Prime Minister does all day is cycling by unsuspecting citizens
everyone in the Netherlands speaks English very well. Yes, Dutch people’s English is certainly very good. Every Dutch person you overhear speaking to a tourist is an exception to this rule
you try to find your bike at Utrecht Centraal. You think you last parked it there, anyway. You’re reasonably sure you did. Unless one of your flatmates “““borrowed””” it? It could also be lying at the bottom of a canal. Perhaps it was stolen
“we have a word for that in Dutch too” you mutter under your breath when you see yet another ‘German has a word for everything’ post
stans: well if it was a MAN doing the shitty thing you’d be defending him, so shut the hell up!
is that really the end game of your feminism? For women to be able to get away with the same shitty things men can? I’d thought it’d just be better if we just stopped letting ppl get away with shitty things in general?
If anyone is going to comic con and plans on asking questions about Mon-El/Karamel or the show in general in regards to it’s failure please keep in mind that your question should be filled with facts that the people responding can’t outright deny.
As in don’t just ask why they decided to include Mon-El. Call it out in question form. Ask why they made him the third character with the most screentime on a show that is meant to empower women all while having him disrespect the lead throughout the whole season to the very end.
Don’t just let them get away with open questions that they can twist to make what happened sound good. Drag them in the question itself. That will put them in a spot where they either have to admit their wrongdoing or excuse it and either way it will be bad for them.
hello, this was loosely based on a request that i will put below, that scene is in here but it’s definitely not the main focus of the one shot, hope you like it!!
anonymous: hiii i was wondering if you could do something where harry is eating you out but your work calls and you have to answer while he keeps going down on you???
Heels in one hand, purse and phone in the other, you skipped down the stairs to where Harry was waiting, hands in his pockets.
He turned at the sound of your bare feet padding on the hardwood and a grin stretched across his face when his eyes landed on you. You still weren’t used to that look; his eyes flaming with desire as they made their way across your body. You would never admit aloud what that look did to you, but you were sure Harry knew anyway.
His eyes slowly made their way back up to yours, but darted traitorously to your mouth, “I like your lipstick.” Was all he said as he admired the redness of your mouth as it stretched into it’s own grin.
Summary:It’s Jungkook’s birthday and a late-night game leads you into a bit of a situation.
A/N: We’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Please enjoy this extra-long, Jungkook birthday fic as a bribe for being away from writing for so long. This time, for sure, we’re going to be doing fics regularly again so look out for the continuation of the Vacation Series and also more sexy shenanigans in general.
you call over your shoulder, tightening the towel around your body.
change,” you say to the light footsteps behind you as you pull a dress out from
the cupboard. “You’re actually early. I just have to get changed and do my
and let out a squawk, clutching the dress to your chest in alarm. “You’re not
said he messaged you, noona,” Jungkook responds with the faintest trace of a
smile. “He couldn’t make it and told me to fetch you instead.”
skirt around Jungkook and land on the bed where your phone is silently
charging, the pulsating purple light emitting from it letting you know you have
head cocks fractionally to the side and you resist the urge to throw the dress
at him and make a run for it.
Hoseok wasn’t able to pick you up. But of everyone else did he have to send
the grimace eager to cross your face and your eye twitches from the strain.
your tiny little flat where the bed is also the couch and you can barely fit
into the bathroom when the door is closed.
THEY JUST LET HER GET AWAY??? JUST LIKE THAT??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????
Navy has the ship. She’s back in space. She’s going to collect the Rubies, something the Crystal Gems should have done A LONG TIME AGO, and they’re going to return to homeworld to tell the diamonds about the crystal gems.
And Lapis let Navy get away. Literally just because “she was right”.
What’s worse is that Eyeball KNOWS Steven has Rose’s gem. That’s not a detail she’s going to leave out when they meet the Diamonds again.
THE CRYSTAL GEMS HAVE LITERALLY SCREWED THEMSELVES AND THE EARTH BY BEING SO SLOPPY AND NOT COLLECTING THE RUBIES. LITERALLY WHY DID THEY NOT COLLECT THEM SOONER??? WHY DIDN’T LAPIS STOP NAVY??? WHY DIDN’T GARNET WARN STEVEN THAT THIS MIGHT HAPPEN??? Y’ALL ARE FUCKED NOW.
friendly reminder that just bc bill maher holds somewhat progressive ideologies does NOT excuse him from saying the n word (with a hard r) on national television…. we’re not gonna properly progress if we keep letting famous people get away with saying racist shit just bc they may come off as “socially aware”