If Reylo happens, I'm less worried about the reaction of ant*s, and more worried about how SW fans, both hardcore and casual, plus feminist media, will react. I'm a feminist, but there's no denial that there will be many arguments made about how Rey's character is ruined, little girls have lost their role model, Rey interacting with Kylo in any positive way encourages abusive relationships, Rey turning (temporarily) darkside will make things worse, etc. I'm honestly not looking forward to that.
I think there will inevitably be discourse about it, but the shape the discourse takes will very much depend on how any Reylo relationship is handled. If it’s done tactfully and in a slow-burn kind of way, then I think you’d find most of the outrage confined to the usual suspects (read: Tumblr antis). In other words, I think we just need to hope for great execution.
word vomiting here but if grundy was actually in love and invested in her relationship with archie she would’ve faced up to the consequences, served her punishment and not ran away first chance she got. SHE USED ARCHIE. there wasn’t any love or feelings, he was an easy prey. a lovable, trusting and loyal teenager who thought he found someone who believed in him.
archie hugging his dad wasn’t ‘i just lost the girl i loves’ its a ‘someone who believed in me just left my life so easily’ and grundy does not even give a single fuck.
where better to do a dark peter pan-based plot than a southern gothic site? i’m taking some liberties re: character adaptations and the story, but the general feel for this plot is dark fairytale so if you’re into that, then this could be the request for you.