Why do you think Gallavich is more popular than coliver ( should have been conniver)?
‘Coliver’ rolls off the tongue better, I think. ‘Conniver’ sounds too close to ‘conniving’… which, for this particular ship, I suppose you could take that either way lol.
Besides the obvious reasons that Gallavich has been around longer and has had a bit more time to develop a larger fanbase, their storyline is simply better written. The writers spent real time and effort developing one of the best relationships I’ve ever seen on television (before they burned it to the ground).
I’ve always said that while I’m sure Coliver is endgame on the show, I don’t believe for a second that they’re soulmates. I still stand by this. Connor and Oliver have every possibility of being perfectly happy with other people. Gallavich on the other hand, suffer from the opposite problem. No one is sure if they are endgame anymore, but without a doubt, they are soulmates. No one could make Ian as happy as Mickey. No one understands him like Mickey. No one has been there for him like Mickey, not even his own family. And there’s not a single thing Mickey wouldn’t do for him.
For five seasons, the writers on Shameless developed these beautiful characters and this amazing relationship. We see Mickey grow from a rough, violent, closeted thug to someone who finally finds freedom in being with the man he loves. I’ve never seen character growth that comes close to what Mickey Milkovich has given us. And I love the tragedy of it all. Right when Mickey is finally able to admit to himself (and the world) that he wants to be with Ian in every sense of the word, that’s when Ian begins to lose himself. Their relationship has been one obstacle after the next. Mickey’s time behind bars, Mickey’s father, Ian’s illness…
And that’s not to say it’s been one sided. For the first three seasons, Ian fought tooth and nail to be with Mickey. And Ian never stopped loving him, even if it took him seven fucking seasons to say the words ‘I love you.’ This is why I still believe in Gallavich being endgame. If Ian ever utters those words to another love interest on the show, the words will be devoid of all meaning. Mickey is the only one for him. And we see this in S6 and S7 where Ian has the emotional depth of a zombie. He’s only there as a plot device to be improved by his partners. He’s like a blank slate. And when Mickey returns, so does Ian. The real Ian Gallagher. Ian and Mickey shine together on screen. They always have. They literally live and breathe together.
i am just so ANGRY because MICKEY AND MANDY MILKOVICH WERE GOOD FUCKING PEOPLE who absolutely did not DESERVE what happened to them and they are now not even being treated with the respect and love that THEY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH. after their entire lives being ABUSE VICTIMS this is how they’re sent off the show, are you FUCKING KIDDING ME? and FUCKING SHEILA CALLAWHATEVERTHEFUCK talking about mickey becoming ian’s NURSE like literally shut the fUCK up, how do the WRITERS not even have a grasp on their own fucking character what thE FUCK I AM SO MAD. gOD so he’s finally taking care of the person he loves after literally going through HELL TO BE WITH HIM and now that’s a bad thing????? and he was being overbearing??? and oh oh oh ian just missed the old badass mickey??? didn’t want him to be all soft and gentle but now that he’s gone ian just wants something soft and gentle give me a fUCKING break. and WHILE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IT, WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO IAN? HOW COULD YOU DEMOLISH SUCH AN INCREDIBLY WELL-CRAFTED CHARACTER? LIKE WHERE THE FUCK DID IAN GO? see like the ONLY way i’ve been able to interpret his actions is like if ian is still somewhat in love with mickey and the only way he knows how to cope is by distancing himself and trying to convince himself that the relationship wasn’t “real” or all too good or whatever. like i get that. i’ve been there. and it’s a natural coping mechanism. BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THE WRITERS ARE DOING. THEY ARE FUCKING UP IAN’S CHARACTER AND I’M NOT OKAY WITH IT. BIPOLAR DISORDER DOESN’T CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY LIKE THAT, DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT MENTAL DISORDERS ARE??? I’M SICK OF THEM TRYING TO DESTROY IAN GALLAGHER. IT’S NOT REALISTIC AND IM FUCKING MAD BECAUSE THEY ALREADY DID THIS WITH DEBBIE. as SOON as debbie became a teenager they literally threw her character out the window and gave her a new one. what, you think as soon as you get your period you become an entirely different person? AND YOU KNOWS it’s because she’s a girl, because carl is going thru his dumbass teenager phase too but it FITS his personality, as much as we wished he wouldn’t take the criminal lifestyle to heart. but NO debbie is a GIRL so of COURSE SHE HAS TO BECOME THE AIRHEADED HORMONAL TEENAGE GIRL WHO’S OBSESSED WITH BOYS AND WANTS A BABY, like are you FUCKINg kidding me? that is the most un-debbie like storyline ever, and it’s sO overdone, are you really lacking creativity tHAT badly?!?!? oh teenagers have the stereotype of being troublemakers so naturally debbie has to be one of them. YES OKAY MAKE HER REBEL, MAKE HER QUESTION THINGS LIKE A TEENAGER, but she IS STILL DEBBIE FOR FUCKS SAKE. SHES STILL THE SAME PERSON. look at the debbie in season 3 and tell me it’s the same person as the one we’re seeing now. go ahead. i dare you. because there’s a difference between growing up and going through phases, and completely developing a new mindset, a new set of beliefs, and a new fucking personality?!?!?! and NOW THEY’RE TRYING TO DO THE SAME WITH IAN.
YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE SHITTY CHARACTERS?! GO AHEAD. BUT YOU DON’T GET TO JUST TRANSFORM ALREADY BUILT CHARACTERS INTO THEM. THAT’S NOT HOW HUMANS WORK, YOU UNINFORMED PIECES OF SHIT WITH YOUR SUPPOSEDLY “REALISTIC” SHOW.
EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER WITH DEPTH OUTSIDE THE GALLAGHER FAMILY WAS WRITTEN OFF IN THE MOST SHITTY MANNER EVER.
Karen Jackson? GONE. Sheila Jackson? GONE. Mandy Milkovich? GONE. Mickey Milkovich, who had arguably one of the most beautiful character development arcs in television history? NAH FUCK IT, GONE.
honestly. part of me is glad they didn’t have the time to fuck up mickey’s character the way they fucked up everyone else’s.
So I finished season 7 and I had to lie on my floor and cry for half an hour then I made this and cried some more so please enjoy my tear soaked gallavich edit! I don’t know if you watch shameless @grandmentalitykitty but you seem to like my edits so I’m gonna tag you anyway!!
It’s such bullshit that Shameless writers retconned Mickey’s whole presence on the show after he went to prison. He was such a good influence on Ian, and after Ian got diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Mickey was the absolute sweetest. And it can be argued that he was a better partner than Ian during the 4th and 5th season (not that that’s Ian’s fault, really). Ian’s “realization” in Season 7 when he left Mickey on the Mexican border rang totally false. And now there are talks that Mickey would be back in Season 8 to “win Ian back” when it should be the other way round. Anyway, I just think that Mickey was one of Shameless’ strongest characters and Ian talking about how Mickey wasn’t good for/to him is dumb af. The writers did him dirty and MICKEY NEEDS TO COME BACK AND BE TREATED LIKE A PRINCE I LOVE HIM
Title: The Hills; 1914 Author:inanatticinnovember Status: Complete Category: Alternate Universe/Time Period “At that moment, Ian isn’t a red blooded boy from Ireland and Mikhail doesn’t live lonely on the sea. They are no one, and everyone at the same time. They’re safe. They’re safe.”
This AU was part of the Shameless Big Bang two years ago. It’s a beautiful and bittersweet story about Mikhail, a fisherman that spends most of his life alone at sea, who saves a farmer boy from drowning. It’s seven chapters of a slowly developing friendship that blossoms into a romance spanning the length of one Irish summer.
I mean.. how in the hell did they just KNOW they wanted to fuck after staring into each other's eyes for a few seconds? I remember watching it for the first time and saying OH MY GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING?!....but I loved it.
Your ask inspired me to actually do another screencap thought description about what was going on inside Ian and Mickey’s heads. See if you agree with it.