Well I guess I see now why the writers dropped the Ray & Mick and the Amaya & Mick friendships from earlier in the season, and why they seemed to have such a hard-on for lone and friendless Mick stuff. But it’s still not like the whole “we never trusted him”/“I don’t have friends” stuff makes much sense anyway.
I seem to remember (using Ray as an example because these are the examples which come most readily to mind) Ray and Mick being partners, Ray giving Mick a pet rat (which did nearly kill him as a direct consequence of Mick’s untidiness which Mick nearly broke Ray’s wrist when he pointed out and Ray immediately accepted blame for but never mind), Ray and Mick fighting together in Out of Time, Mick taking Ray’s place at the Oculus, both of them wearing matching Christmas party hats and Ray going to Mick after Snart died. But they aren’t friends, oh no, of course not, not even when Ray greets Mick as “Buddy!” or the rat’s existence pretty much implies they spend a lot of time hanging out together or anything.
As for trusting him, Mick was literally holding the spear. This very powerful artefact which can be used to rewrite reality. He was. Holding it. Sara handed it to him. Oh, but they don’t trust him at all. They never fight alongside him and never give him a place on their missions and exclude him from all their briefings and oh. Except they do. They do trust him. (I mean maybe Mick doesn’t feel like it right now and that’s reasonable, what with Snart’s manipulation and everything, but for the show to act like it’s actually the case is ludicrous.)
I also remember Mick going to rescue Ray and Nate in Shogun, and recognising that, “They’d do the same for me”. It seems like a step backwards had been taken in terms of Mick’s character development, to the point where this does him a disservice.
It just seems to me like the writers needed the Legion to get the Spear and weren’t sure how else to do it (personally, I’d much rather it had been Nate who betrayed everyone because the emotional impact of that, that none of the characters would have had a clue it would happen, and maybe he finally would have been interesting, we’ve gone through this with Mick before etc). But I was rooting for the inverse of the scene from Marooned, with Mick choosing the Legends over evil!Snart. Maybe next week I guess. Come on, show.
In relation to the last ep of LoT and how people are hating on Mick I have to go on a rant about this.
Laurel took Sara to Nanda Parbat to put her in the Lazarus pit, she made the decision to go despite what she could see what it was doing to Thea, cause she couldn’t cope.
Everyone, Nyssa, Malcom even Thea, said no when they got there. They told her that it wouldnt be the Sara she knew. They warned her of the consequences but Laurel was still abdorment that she was going to bring Sara back to live so she stayed.
They warned her that the bloodlust would be a lot more worse for Sara if the pit worked, than it is for Thea cause she was coming back from the dead.
When Malcom turned round and said he’d do it, she still agreed immediately, despite the warnings from everyone around her.
She put Sara through her bloodlust for her own selfish reasons.
Which now brings me to this weeks ep of LoT. (The only one I’ve watched online cause I don’t want to wait 2 weeks for it to air here)
don’t tell me what Mick did was worse.
don’t tell me how Mick betrayed the team cause he didn’t
don’t tell me it’s perfectly okay for Laurel to do that, and Mick not choose Leonard over the arseholes cough I mean legends cough cause all they did was treat the man like shit. Pick on his IQ, they only wanted him for the thug side of things cause god forbid someone else break a fucking nail.
Don’t tell me how Mick made the wrong decision.
don’t tell me how he shouldn’t have picked the one person out of two (another reason why Lisa needs to be back) people who have EVER treated Mick with respect in his entire life, over the team. They never cared for him. They never liked him. He’s been fucking depressed for the whole season and none of them have ever turned round an said ‘how are you doing Mick?’ Stein knew he’s been hallucinating Leonard, but jumped on the band wagon on how it was stupid of him to say what their plans were with the spear of destiny. They all criticised him in that moment. But no one stood up for Mick.
and lastly. don’t tell me how Mick should go back to the legends. Cause he shouldn’t. If you’ve been watching the same show as me, you’d know he hasn’t been treated fairly (to put it lightly). The legion treated him so much better in the last 30 seconds of that episode then the legends ever have.
If it was anyone else in his position, and they did the same, everyone would be so far up their arses with congratulating them for making the right decision.
Honestly i just imagine every magic user in the area is SO pissed by this spear of destiny development. Okay like, some of them are. At this point assumedly klarion the witch boy has shit himself laughing but any magic user worth their salt would be able to preserve their mental state and wake up in this new reality like oh fuck- who the- why the fuck- god damn it
We cut halfway through the episode to mick calling constantine who is smoking an entire pack of cigarettes at once and he’s like no nope last i checked this isn’t my problem
people hating on pristins song and im like???? 10 seconds in i loved it like wow what a funky fresh bop
i know!!! i mean ok i can admit it’s one of those songs u have to listen to a couple times to fully commit but yO just by listening to it once i had the chorus stuck in my head it’s so cute and catchy!!
Could you talk about the issues of Supergirl being with that one guy, mon el? I have only seen very few episodes of s1 and would like to know what to expect before i decide if I will watch the rest. Thanks so much in advance! ;)
ooooh yes I could talk about this all day tbh!
So first of all, and I
don’t see this talked about a lot anymore unfortunately, but I just
really hate how he replaced James as Kara’s love interest out of
nowhere (which was plain racist tbh). She was in a relationship with this
really great guy who was supportive of her and who actually listened to
her and respected her and there were just good together. But then the
writers just decided “ah no you know what?? we’re gonna get rid of James
and make Kara break up with him for literally no reason and make her be
with a white guy instead” even tho Mon-El as a character just doesn’t
even begin to compare to James Olsen and doesn’t deserve Kara like he
did. Honestly the entire situation is just completely absurd and I hate
that it contributed to James getting sidelined on a show where he used
to be one of the main characters.
And even if we ignore all that
(which we shouldn’t of course) Kara x Mon-El is still the worst couple
on TV at the moment because basically Mon-El is just a whiny fuckboy who used to be
the Prince of Daxam which was a sexist planet with some kind of medieval ways of life
where he actually owned slaves and had even less respect for women than
he does now. Even his first appearance was very violent tbh and his and Kara’s relationship started with him disrespecting and insulting her and yet they somehow still ended up together.
What happened was that he’d only just came to Earth and didn’t really have anyone so Kara kind of took him in and helped him. Which would be fine if it’d just involved helping him adjust to life on Earth as an alien but then she also had to deal with him constantly being disrespectful towards her and lots of other people and she had to explain to him every time why what he was doing was wrong. So you know, you have that whole “woman fixes man” trope which is frankly getting kind of annoying and out of hand. But that’s not all, because despite having Kara trying to make him see why it’s not okay to keep acting the way he was on Daxam he’s still not really making any progress??
This is a guy who clearly can’t handle the fact that the woman he’s in a relationship with is capable of so much more than he is. It’s like a supernatural version of a couple where the man doesn’t feel masculine enough because his wife makes more money than him. First of all, Kara is an actual superhero, she can do anything and she can handle things so much better than this little boy who just came to Earth and is still learning how to use his powers. But he still keeps meddling and doesn’t respect it when Kara tells him she can take care of a situation. Once after he did it and got in the way of Kara doing her job and ruined everything he said that he was “defending Kara’s honor” lmao. They had an argument and Kara told him she didn’t need his help and just wanted him to respect her and he still didn’t seem to understand. And after Winn told him the same thing and said that Kara can take care of herself because she’s capable of anything, he was just like “Oh but then what is left for me??”. like????????? I don’t know just being a decent person would be a good start???
Also omg his sexism!!! He literally says things like “it was easier on Daxam where I could just objectify women and get away with anything” wtf. He isn’t unlearning all his prejudice he learned on Daxam, he’s just looking for evidence of same prejudice on Earth to justify his gross rhetoric. After he and Kara had an argument over him lying to her for months and months about who he was he still didn’t want to admit why he was wrong and all he said was that he did research on how relationships work on Earth and found out that “by this time the girl usually forgives the guy for whatever stupid thing he’s done”. Tbh he says a lot of gross stuff that makes me wanna put my head through a wall.
And you know I would even be fine with his character if that was just some 15-year-old boy under Kara’s wing, not her boyfriend. He was actually the first one to develop feelings for her and when she figured it out she got freaked out and told him she didn’t want to be with him. But you know of course as time passed the writers made Kara “fall in love” with him too even tho I still can’t comprehend why on earth anyone would be attracted to that whiny ass baby I mean it’s just not realistic?? What makes me even more mad is that they used that sickening “guy chases girl who isn’t interested in him at all until she convinces herself she reciprocates his feelings” trope (I hate that trope). The problem is that not only is that trope sexist and annoying but it also contradicts what they did in season 1 where they actually didn’t make Kara develop romantic feelings for Winn who admitted he was in love with her. It was so nice to see a woman being allowed to not like a man back so it’s just incredibly upsetting to see Kara being forced in a relationship with a guy she originally had no interested in. It’s such a huge step back tbh.
Mon-El as a character is also kind of violent and likes to threaten people. And he doesn’t seem that bothered by that fact that he used to own slaves until Kara points it out. He also escaped Daxam before it got destroyed by letting everyone else around him die and we still didn’t get to see him reflecting on that and feeling some kind of remorse. When he first came to Earth he was just lazing about and continuing to behave the same way he lived on Daxam. He didn’t care about anyone and didn’t want to help people despite having superpowers. He only decided to try to become a superhero because it would let him be with Kara, not so much because of his own calling. Basically anything that can be classified as “character development” for him (lmao) is tied to Kara in a sense that if he does something good it’s just to impress her, apologize to her, etc. As a person he isn’t really changing that much and continues being gross. (with some exceptions I guess, but they are not enough tbh)
I feel like I’m still forgetting something but the problem with Mon-El
is that when you watch their storyile there’s nothing that makes you
feel like it’s a good relationship or that Kara is actually in love with
him. There’s no respect, there’s no romantic chemistry, there’s hardly
even friendship, literally nothing about this couple is good. Which
becomes even more noticable when you compare their relationship to
Kara’s relationships with all of her friends. Literally everyone treats
her better than he does?? (Esp Lena Luthor, she should be with her). It
just!!! it makes no sense!!!
Ugh, okay this is already waaaay to long but I also want to mention that Kara doesn’t really let him get away with all this stuff. She does call him out all the time and doesn’t put up with his bullshit which is why they argue in literally like every episode. There are things said in the show that point out how wrong this situation is which sometimes makes me think that the writers are doing this on purpose and actually want to show Kara get out of this mess of a relationship but that’s not likely to happen and so far this has been a very bad example for young girls watching this show. Right now it’s showing them that no matter how great and independent you are you’re still not allowed to turn down a man who’s being an ass to you but says he’s in love with you. Kara deserves so much better than this and it’s just not fair to anyone.
Tbh there are people who explained it much better than me with illustrations and quotations and everything but I hope this helped :)
Hey guys, I hate to be THAT guy, but just a brief reminder that Brandon is head of story, NOT series creator, so it’s important - especially when he prefaces comments with stuff like “I think” - that Ciro has the final say. They might not have gotten far enough into season 5 development to be certain of how stuff like Sprx and Nova’s relationship was gonna go down.
(It’s still pretty rad to get as close to canon confirmation on stuff as we probably ever will though. Just don’t become one of THOSE fandom that gets mad if people choose to write stuff differently, okay friends? :) )
Heyy there are a lot of antis spreading hate against our space puppy mon-el could you please talk to them? @toperceiverlife @rip-my-otps @Magnusbane100 @lexascandle @Superlvthors Thank you!
look, antis only see in black and white, they only see what’s convenient to them and twist words and facts, we shouldn’t even bother talking to them because that would turn out very negatively, so i suggest we just block them and go on our own way. ☺