female awesome meme; 4/5 unfairly hated ladies:elena gilbert(the vampire diaries) “you’re gonna think that the pain will never end, but it will. but first, you have to let it all in. you can’t fight it. it’s bigger than you. you have to let yourself drown in it, but then eventually, you’ll start to swim, and every single breath that you fight for will make you stronger.”
it’s ok to be aroace and confused about it.
it’s ok to go through more than one round of questioning whether you’re aroace or not.
it’s ok to feel like you need to put a question mark after aroace every time you identify as it.
I know how it feels, and it’s ok. you’re still a lovely aroace!
Apologies in advance if this is stupid AF, but, okay so we know how Harry was the one who had to kill Voldemort, and how he was the Chosen One blalalala–
In DH, by the final battle between Harry and Voldo, all the horcruxes had been destroyed, including the one inside Harry, so does that mean that anybody with incredibly quick reflexes could’ve aimed a well placed AK at Voldo and done him in?
Cause technically Harry didn’t even shoot the killing curse at him, Voldo as good as shot himself lol. But at that point, with the horcruxes gone and Voldo being nothing but a wispy bag of bones with 1/7th of a soul in him, could just anyone have killed him?
Charlie wondering why everyone is so focused on who’s dating who
Charlie shyly turning down all the girls that ask him out
Girls getting mad at him and guys asking him what the fuck is wrong with you! After he turns down hot girl after hot girl.
Bill being super protective over Charlie and beating up on anyone who makes fun of him
Bill asking Charlie if he’s into guys and Charlie telling him no he’s not into guys or girls. He’d rather focus on his studies
Charlie coming across asexuality and realizing that it describes him perfectly. Then finding aromanticism.
Charlie coming out to Bill who smiles and says “I knew it”
Mrs. Weasley constantly asking him when he’s going to bring home a nice girl and when he tells her never she moves on to how about a nice guy?
Aro Ace Charlie having enough of it and deciding to come out to the rest of his family. They are confused and have questions but mostly accept him (helps that Bill just came out as bi not too long ago)
Mrs. Weasley agonizing over not having grandchildren and how unhappy Charlie will be all alone
Charlie going off on his mom telling her that he doesn’t want kids and he is quite happy studying dragons thank you very much. You have plenty of other kids who will give you grandchildren.
Charlie going back to Romania and getting a package from his mum containing a sweater in ace flag colors with a C on it.
Whenever anyone questions him about dating he just smiles and says he’s “more interested in dragons that he is about girls”
a meta about one of the best yet most underappreciated character development scenes in the bnha manga.
this is very long, but i also think it’s very important. please take the time to read, and enjoy this long piece o’ work
ok, here we go.
i’ve been re-reading the manga and this scene is so emotionally charged and so underrated. i’m going to be salty for a bit but stick with me here.
ok, first of all, let’s talk about the details: the baku(rescue)squad’s expressions.
todoroki looks alarmed, shocked to an extent, but mostly confused. the question that todoroki should ask in this situation is “why midoriya?” because technically it’s todoroki’s fault along with kirishima. even though it’s understandable why he’s upset at midoriya, being upset to the point of punching him (despite the fact that midoriya isn’t responsible for the initiation of the mission) is placing too much of the responsibility on midoriya’s shoulders, and it’s unfair. but, we don’t see any of that in todoroki’s expression. todoroki and iida went through so much together and so did iida and midoriya, which is why it’s uncharacteristic for him to just punch him out of the blue. not to mention that midoriya just got out of the hospital, and everyone was worried, so why would he do that?do we see that in todoroki’s face? the answer is no. his expression isn’t accusing at the slightest.
todoroki is alarmed but he’s waiting. he’s waiting for the explanation. todoroki gets his own panel so we can focus on his reaction, but there isn’t much to it, and that’s exactly the point. todoroki is the only one that gives iida the benefit of the doubt, and that’s a good way of showing how much their relationship progressed without touching on the subject at all.
on to yaomomo, who looks shocked to her core. she looks terrified, and i feel so sorry for her in this situation, especially because she’s the one they’re going thanks to. she just wants everyone to be okay. she’s helping with this because she wants bakugou to come back safe, and she’s accompanying them because she can’t send them off somewhere dangerous without knowing what might happen to them. she wants kirishima to be safe and also todoroki and midoriya and iida, and she’s willing to break the rules to do so. seeing iida acting this way and injuring midoriya must be horrible (especially with her kind of thinking… in the todoroki/aizawa fight she was thinking about her every move, regardless if it was her losing confidence or executing the final plan. she had to ask herself and todoroki if what she’s doing is okay).
now, and this is the interesting one: kirishima. the other two’s expressions can be explained in a way that ties them to the act: momo looks shocked because she has no idea why iida would act up when midoriya has nothing to do with the decision (and because she’s subconsciously taking the blame for herself), todoroki looks alarmed– because why would iida take out his anger on midoriya? (but is waiting for the rest, because he knows him too well), but kirishima has no idea who iida is beneath the initial impression of a strict class president, and would have no clue as to what’s iida’s reason for punching someone (and especially when that someone is his best friend).
kirishima, bless his soul, looks disgusted. he looks confused but his brows are pinched in a way that tells us that he’s not okay with this. and why would he be? he wouldn’t, because kirishima is all around a boy that has a strong sense of justice. kirishima is definitely blaming himself for having to rescue bakugou in the first place, and is going against the rules because he feels guilty and thinks he can do something. he wouldn’t endanger his classmates, ask momo for a favor and secrecy, go against the police and the pro’s orders and spend money on this ordeal if he didn’t think he has a shot at succeeding.
from his point of view, i can only imagine that he thinks iida is being dramatic and violent. kirishima wouldn’t suggest an idea like that without having confidence that they can fix this (he had all of that confidence even when it was just him and todoroki), and he knows that (as a person that was there when it happened) it bugs midoriya the most. so he asks midoriya from the good of his heart if he wants to come along. kirishima doesn’t know iida that well at all (well momo doesn’t either but kiri is mentally stronger than her, so he thinks about the wrong in the situation instead of overthinking what he did wrong) and it makes all of the sense in the world for him to be mad. iida is supposed to be a role model, and that’s why it’s so alarming to see him randomly punching his best friend, but kirishima is the only one that shows clear disapproval for his actions. idk i just think it’s neat.
ok, getting to the point now: iida.
iida is a very underrated character, and his development is especially underrated and looked down upon, but this scene is where he grabbed our attention again ever since he lost it after the stain arc. you see, if you don’t stan iida, i doubt you pay attention to him. people appreciate his extremely well-written character only when the focus shifts to him, which is not often at all.
now that i’m done being salty, think about the betrayal you’d feel if your best friend went under your nose to do something you specifically asked them not to go do. think about how hurt you’d feel when your friend ignores people who cares about him completely to do something reckless that might get him killed. midoriya didn’t take iida’s emotions into consideration at all.
in the stain arc, iida feels bad for midoriya and todoroki’s involvement. they got hurt for him, and almost died for him. not only that, but he caused major trouble to the pro hero he was working with at the time by doing something on his own accord. he knows better than anyone how acting on your feelings can affect everyone else. you’d think that midoriya learned that as well, right? but here he goes again, going under the pro’s noses to do something extremely dangerous. not only that, but thanks to yaomomo the police had a lead and the pro heroes had the situation under control for once lmao. the students shouldn’t have gotten involved because the police already planned out how to approach the situation–it wasn’t being ignored and they had a plan. kirishima and todoroki’s decision to save bakugou was selfish, and it was selfish of them to ask midoriya to join especially because he’s injured (even though midoriya did want to help), and it was selfish of them to ask for yaomomo’s help (and also keep that information from the pros. just to recap: they asked her to give them the location of the villains so they can do something dangerous and reckless when the police had a way to solve the situation, they asked her to not tell anyone and then they asked her to stay put. that’s the worst position a person could be in; knowing they’re out there, getting hurt, while not being able to say or do anything about it–that’s so difficult. todo and kiri are my faves but they were asking for so much, and it was so unfair to momo. no wonder that she joined them). it was selfish of them to do all of that, and tsuyu (+plus uraraka) made that very clear when she confronted them about it later on.
but to iida, the most selfish thing that happened was midoriya actually going with them. he was going to get himself and other people in trouble. he was going to risk his life doing something pointless. iida knows how much that hurts people. he experienced it first-hand.
iida knows midoriya is frustrated, and he knows how it feels better than anyone else. the difference between the stain arc and the hideout raid arc is that the outside forces could do something about it, which is exactly why he has the right to get mad. he knows frustration; it drove him to do something reckless and selfish too. he risked his classmates’ life too, he ran off on his own too. he felt like he was cornered, he had no one to turn to, he was angry and endangered someone else selfishly, and he acted in the most non-heroic way an aspiring hero could act as. after all of that wrong he did, he realized his mistakes after seeing the damage his actions bared with them, and dealt with the consequences the best he could– by changing his attitude and learning from his mistakes.
iida moved on. midoriya was present for all of that; which is why iida is frustrated with him. midoriya acted selfishly too, and caused trouble for others too, and iida thought they learned that lesson together. midoriya said it himself: we were both wrong. let’s make up for it together.
… yet. even though he said all of that, he still repeats the same mistake iida did. the way midoriya planned to go with kirishima and todoroki despite what iida told him is a stab in the back. midoriya didn’t consider iida’s emotions at all. ever since the stain incident passed, iida made sure the class got their act together. he made safer choices and took other people into consideration, and he continued being the best class president a class could ask for. he was trying to make up for his mistakes. he grew and fixed his wrong doings, and midoriya was supposed to do the same. here he clearly goes against what he said to iida in the panels above. what he said back then changed so much for iida, but it seems like he’s throwing all of that away to go after bakugou in the hideout raid arc. that’s so unfair. that hurts. midoriya went back on his own word (the same words that changed so so much) to do something irresponsible again. in the first panel i showed you, iida says that he worries over everyone, not just bakugou. bakugou didn’t do anything
outstanding/likable/rescue worthy, and yet iida worries about him. of course he would. iida cares for everyone in class a1, but he didn’t plan to do something reckless (and technically, illegal) for one of them, because it’s not his place. but midoriya did. iida still worried and cared and wanted to do something but didn’t. by totally ignoring iida’s request to step down (and the warning from the other classmates) he disrespected iida’s emotions and incredible self-restraint. iida and the rest of a1 made it clear that it was a bad and selfish idea, but the group still planned to go. that’s so cruel to the rest of the students who worried but restrained themselves. that’s so cruel to iida. midoriya’s supposed to be iida’s best friend but he can’t even understand that.
midoriya, as the person who encouraged iida’s new path when he lost his way, did something very wrong and heartless. midoriya was so selfish in this arc, it’s honestly amazing. the hideout raid arc is so well-written, and it gives midoriya such a flaw that made me like him so much more as a protagonist. it shows us that despite all of the things he went through, he has so much place to develop. iida is being completely fair in this scene, and midoriya kinda deserves the punch he got. i don’t think he realized how much he hurt iida by sneaking out of the hospital that night.
regardless of that, iida still joined the group so he can keep an eye on them.
that only shows how much he developed. this conflict is truly one of the best in the entire manga.
With all the ask blogs I’ve checked out recently this ideea came to my mind.
What if in third year, the students of class 1-A open a web blog, where fans can ask questions.
The blog was proposed by the management department ( this is how they were called right?) to spread awareness and help them when they will graduate.
And so the chaos begins.
– Bakugou being asked continuesly what is actuall his hero name. Every time he is asked he responds with “Lord Explosion Murder, you asshats! Why doesn’t it enter your thick skulls?!”, but no one believes him.
Until one day, when in the middle of answering the question, Kirishima comes and yells “Oi, Blasty Mcxplody!” without realising Bakugou was live.
After that the internet explodes and Kirishima spends the rest of the week hiding from Bakugou, who is chasing him with a magazine on which is written “ Future pro hero Bakugou Katsuki’s name revealed-Blasty Mcxplody?”.
– Midoriya is very embarassed by all the attention he gets.
Things get especially bad for him when people start asking about his hero name. The fans are like “ Doesn’t the name mean ‘dumbass’?”
So Midoriya tells the story behind his name, avoiding the details of All Might and One For All. He tells them of how his quirk set late and how he was teased becuase of it. Of how Deku was an insult thrown at him, but it he turned the name around to become his source of strengh.
Let’s just say he leaves the entire fanbase in tears and he becomes fast an idol for bullied and sad children.
– Uraraka gets a lot of questions concerning how cool her qurik is and methods of how she could use it.
She is very gratefull for all the people that help her, but when fans ask about why she became a hero she mentions she did it for her parents, to help them, but doesn’t say anything about the company.
Mostly because she feels like she would sound whiny and materialistic, but a part of her doesn’t becuase she feels it is her responsabilty and actually she doesn’t want pity.
– Iida, being the class rep, is usually the one that checks all the questions to see if they are apropiate. Though some NSFW are leaked from time to time.
As for his questions. He mostly encourages people on how to be a hero. He is essentially the one of the group that gives life advice.
Especially about revenge and how it is not good to become obsessed with it.
With how he speaks about the subject, fans speculate that he experience something like that. Some think it may be the incident that made his brother retire, but they are not sure.
– Everyone loves Todoroki. He has thousands of fangirls that send him love messages and requests to go out. I mean, he isn’t the class’ pretty boy for nothing.
Though he tries his hardest to decline every one of them gently.
It is rather complicated for him to answer all the questions, since he has so many, but the most complicated part is when people ask about his father.
“How was it to grow up with the number 2 hero as your father?”
“Did he teach you personally?”
“How is he in person?”
“Do you have any siblings, if you do why aren’t they heroes too?”
Todoroki tries to mentain his calm, but as more asks come it becomes harder and and harder.
And the fans catch fast how tense he is starting to become, though they don’t know why.
– I imagine Jirou and Kaminari having a kind of mini series about music.
Them playing imstruments, talking about different genres, how they became friends and music recommandations.
And let’s add President Mic, who joins them sometimes.
– I can see Momo also having a kind of mini series, but her topics differ.
From advice for young heroines, asks about her childhood, talking about tea and fashion, to combat strategies.
And how about the thought that she and the other memebers of the top five of the class (Iida, Bakugou, Midoriya and Todoroki) telling their fans how to study easier.
“It’s important that you study in a calm and quite enviroment!”
“Exactly, Yaoyorozu-san! Plus-”
“I don’t see how the fucking room where they are studying would help them. If they are dumbasses, they are dumbasses!”
“Kaachan, that’s not-”
“Shut the fuck up, Deku!”
“Maybe you should close your irrelevant mouth!”
“Oh! You want to go Icyhot bastard?”
“Bakugou-san, Todoroki-san, please stop!”
– Since most of the time Todoroki ends up roasting Bakugou in their arguments, he is crowned “ The Savage Todoroki” by the fandom.
– What about Kirishima walking one time in front of the camera with his hair let down?
Everyone loses their shit.
– I also see Kaminari and Kirishima answering together asks from time to time.
And one time someone asks them about romance and Kaminari is like:
“Oh, I remember when you and Bakugou-” he stops dead in his tracks.
Kirishima looks at Kaminari with wide eyes and a blush on his face.
– Bakugou saw what happened.
So, angry that the Pikachu wannabe revealed his relationship with Kiri to the entire world, he chases him around with a magazine too.
“Romance floats in the air for the next generation- Red Riot and Blasty Mcxplody, the next big duo!?” is written on it.
– With the advantage of being invisible, Hagakure pulls weekly a prank on someone.
Student, teacher, best friend? You are getting it anyway.
Everyone is scared out of their minds.
Though Ojiro finds it endearing, even if he is on the receiving end of the prank.
– And to end on a fluffy note. Class 1-A planes an elaborate scheme to finally get Tododeku together.
Tsuyu is filming it live.
Everything goes smoothly, until Bakugou starts to grind his teeth and shouts:
“Just kiss already, you shitheads!”
The rest of the class scolds Bakugou for being such a mood pooper.
What they don’t observe, but Bakugou does, is Todoroki and Midoriya blushing from his words, leaning closer and kissing.
(Also, Mineta is banned from answering questions, he only talks about perverted stuff)
What about the RFA and Unknown and V finding out that MC has a career in the arts (author, artist, actor or something like that?) @saeranlover
Lol it’s been like 5,000 years since I’ve done a request, here you go bbies
It was always a lingering thought in Yoosung’s mind
The thought always came randomly, but sometimes he swore that he recognized your voice
Like the one time you yelled “Come at me!” at a friend who was teasing you and he just froze for a second to think about why it sounded familiar
It wasn’t until one day he was testing out a LOLOL character he’s never played before and she screamed out a line of dialogue before her attack
And suddenly he heard your voice behind him perfectly recreate the line
He turned around to see you cheekily grinning from your place on the bed
But it was wiped off your face soon enough because baby boi just pounced you into a big hug
“MC WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME YOU VOICED A CHARACTER IN LOLOL I WOULD’VE PLAYED AS HER MORE OFTEN IF I KNEW.”
You giggled as he rapidly asked you other things you voice acted in and gawked when he recognized the other characters you’ve voiced in games and cartoons
He’ll shyly ask you to reenact his favorite lines or scenes and his inner fanboy will show
Yoosung’s never really been into the behind the scenes stuff but he already somewhat was a fan of yours before so he’s basically dating his favorite VA
Silly lil’ peanut is gonna ask for your autograph on his merch of the characters you’ve voiced
She found out during one of your nights in
You were in the kitchen preparing the snacks while Jaehee sorted through the set of musicals the two of you had rented for tonight (you finally convinced her that watching ‘Promiscuous Jalapeno’ for the 8th time in a row was a little much)
Once that was all said and done, you cuddled up to Jaehee while the movie started as she fed you popcorn
Oh crap, you recognized this movie
You actually got the part of the main dancer in this film (it was your typical dance batte film)
You somewhat never wanted her to find out that you were an actor/dancer in fear of always being compared to Zen
Once your character was introduced, Jaehee’s eyes squinted a little at the screen before gasping and shaking your shoulders
“MC, MC, IS THAT YOU?”
“Wait, why would you keep this secret from me?”
After explaining your reasoning as to why, she just pulled you into a tight hug
“I’d never compare you anyone else, I love you just the way you are, famous or not!”
After watching the movie, she put aside the time to scour the internet for every performance you’ve been in and is about to be the proud owner of all your merch
jaehee please no that was our grocery money
“lolol zen have you seen mc’s latest cover?”
“Cover? What’re you talking about?”
“the one on her youtube channel???”
“you do know what she does for a living, right??”
After Seven endlessly mocked Zen for not knowing what his own girlfriend did for a living, Seven graciously provided the link to your Youtube channel
Zen then proceeded to spend the next 3 hours of his life going through
your entire channel
He knew that you liked to sing and sounded like an angel but this
This is something extraordinary
You actually made a living doing this and he never even knew!
He finally made his way up to your latest cover (which was uploaded about a week ago), and HO L Y C R A P
It was the song he’s practiced at home for months on end for a musical he recently just starred in!
When you get home that night, you’re bombarded with compliments and questions (mostly compliments)
You explained that you never recorded around him because you were afraid that he might’ve thought you were going to use him for popularity
“Babe, I know you would never do that NOW WILL YOU PLEASE DUET WITH ME–”
Coming home a few hours early was indeed a rare occurrence for Jumin
Usually when he came home, you were instantly there to greet him with a hug and kiss
He called your name, but there was no response, just a faint typing sound
After hanging his coat on the coat hanger, he began walking towards the noise, his hands already working on loosening his tie
“Ah, here you are, my love,” he said upon entering the officeroom
“Jumin, you’re home early,” you smiled, letting your husband wrap his arms around your shoulders and resting his chin atop your head
“The office had to close early for some renovations,” Jumin explained, “but I’m more interested in what you’re working on.”
“I’m working on my next book!”
The surprised look on his face made you remember that you never brought it up to him before, but now is as good as time as any to explain
Jumin seemed genuinely intrigued as he listened to your explanation on your book series, which was apparently very popular
When you finished, he asked if you could lend him the first addition, as he did enjoy reading in his spare time
And soon enough, he was hooked
He’d have long talks with you over dinner on how he wasn’t expecting a plot twist or how well you wrote your characters
Or abouthow you should hurry and finish the next book because you left him on a cliffhanger
He’s known since the background check that you had a job in digital art but he tucked that away in the back of his head because there were too many other things happening at the time (eg the hacker, your sudden appearance, his emotions and job…)
It isn’t until one day where he’s been able to work for a few hours straight without you lecturing him about how he should take a break
So he got up from his chair, slapped his right leg a few times to wake it up, and ventured outside his office to find you
To no surprise, you were huddled inside in the bedroom, but this time with your drawing tablet in hand
“Hey Saeyoung,” you tiredly muttered, eyes still glued to the laptop screen
His eyes trailed to where you were looking and a look of mock hurt morphed on his face, “MC, how dare you draw a picture of another man!”
You stifled a laugh at your boyfriend’s dramatic tone, “Zen just asked me to draw some things for his website so I’m–”
“You should me drawing me instead! Here, I’ll even pose for you!”
You regret even looking behind you, because Saeyoung was already stripping down to his boxers, need I remind you the pair with cat faces on them
“DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS.”
“SAEYOUNG PUT YOUR CLOTHES BACK ON AND GET TO BACK TO WORK!”
Usually you were making some sort of noise in the house, but today you were oddly quiet
“MC? Where are you?”
“I’m in the living room,” you hollered back as he started making his way over, “Be careful not to bump my arm though.”
“What’re you doing?” he asked, taking a seat on the floor next to you
You explained that you liked paint and used it as a way to make some extra pocket money
V was very happy and excited to hear that you had an artistic career just like him
You were always delighted to describe the paintings to him, and you always did it with such passion
After awhile, he started to miss photography and he so badly wanted to see your work for himself
So he decided to get the eye surgery
Once he did, he was shocked at how much he can see your heart poured onto the canvas
You often went out into nature together and sit there together for hours to photograph/paint and enjoy one another’s company
You also loved painting some of V’s older photographs and he loved it and every single one is framed in the house
The day you painted a picture of the sun and gave it to him, he cried
The first time Saeran ever walked into your room, his eyes immediately darted to the big, colorful collection of sticky note pads on your desk
He picked one up, noting that every one had a slightly different drawing than the others, “What’re these for?”
“Oh, I’m an animator! I like to use these sticky notes when I’m bored.”
He never got to watch cartoons as a child so this was all new to him
Watching you peacefully work is very, very soothing to him, to just watch the lines fill with color so smoothly
You even let him have some of your already drawn-on sticky note pads and he likes to flip through them when he’s nervous or needs to calm down when something’s bothering him
His favorite is the one you made for him where it goes “I love you, Saeran!” with a cute little doodle of a cartoony-looking you kissing his cheek on it
As mentioned before, he never got to watch cartoons or movies as a kid and he’s willing to watch the ones you’ve worked on
It always amazes him that you made what was on the screen and he loves it (he’s never said it out loud but it shows on his face)
He really enjoys the ones that are story-based rather than the nonsense slapstick ones (which is what Saeyoung enjoys, much to his dismay)
Seeing the childlike innocence in his eyes is heartwarming and you wouldn’t trade it for the world
I’m planning out my new home office atm, and was looking at some accessories, then realized I could really use a new padded mousepad for my immediate use and
Apparently his name is “Steve”, is this a fandom reference I should be aware of?
I have concerns. Some questions. But mostly concern.
So of course I show it to some friends and they all agreed I should put it on my amazon wishlist. Cause apparently “Steve” would fit right in with my skeleton fucker statue and all the other random stuff you guys have sent me over the last year :P
Okay, so I’ve noticed a lot of misinformation and
misunderstandings about the Fae. What
they are, what the Courts are, etc. I’m
writing this out to provide some guidance based on my experience with them.
So, to start, I’ll give you my definition of what makes a
Fae, well… Fae. So to me the Fae are
defined as a non-human entity with human cunning that has never been human, but
was not created with the purpose of serving a god (Otherkin are a whole other
beast, which I don’t want to discuss in this post). Pretty general, no? That’s on purpose, and though it isn’t
perfect, it’s the best definition I’ve come up with to date. It excludes things like vampires, which I
would never consider Fae. However, it
troublingly includes werecreatures, which with some exceptions I don’t consider
In my experience, Fae can include things like the Yōkai in Japanese mythology.
This is based on meeting the definition stated above. However, this does not give me or any other
person license to interact with beings that belong to closed cultures. Just because it meets the definition, does
not mean people should run willy-nilly about, interacting or interfering with
beings that generally tend to not wish to interact with those who are not a
part of their culture.
Courts and Manners
Moving on to the Courts.
Firstly, there are more than the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. There are Winter and Summer, Night and Day
Courts, as well as numerous others. I’m
sure you’ve noticed a trend. The Fae
like to set themselves as opposites, and they tend to be quite
territorial. I have noticed that the Fae
tend not to only have one version of the Courts. There are small Courts scattered across
territory, much like how human history had scattered kingdoms all through history. However, I should add that speaking about the
Courts only includes trooping Fae. There
are solitary Fae as well.
Good and evil. I’ve
seen this one a lot on Tumblr, especially in regards to Seelie and Unseelie
Fae. Unseelie are not evil. Seelie are not good. Morality is a
bit of a grey zone among the Fae, and you must remember just because they do
not have the same moral code as you, that does not make them evil. Interacting with any spirit under the
assumption that they are going to be ‘good’ or ‘evil’ is extremely
dangerous. The Courts tend to attract
Fae of certain temperaments and behaviours.
Now, let’s talk about species and appearances. I’ve found it’s a pretty common misconception
that the Court Fae, and Fae in general are tiny creatures no bigger than the
palm of your hand. This is definitely
not the case. Court Fae can vary in size
from the size of my thumb to giant creatures.
Usually these extremes in sizes tend not to be the rulers of the Court,
but they do tend to be things like Knights.
Most rulers of Courts that I’ve encountered tend to be approximately
human size. However, this does not mean
they look human. And I’m not saying ‘oh,
they’re unearthly and beautiful.’ I’ve
seen Fae that vary greatly; from the stunningly beautiful, to the strange, to
the grotesque, to monstrous. They’re
incredibly varied creatures, and though they fall under an umbrella term I
think it would be a mistake to assume they’re homogenous.
Because I mostly see questions regarding Unseelie and Seelie
Court Fae, below is what I’ve seen in regards to what they value:
Unseelie tend to value bloodsport, sacrifice, chaos, and the
like. Generally, they tend to be more
welcoming of outsiders. I should add
that Unseelie tends to refer to the fact that they dwell under the hills.
Seelie tend towards a rigid sense of honor and dishonor, superiority
to humanity, and have a strong sense of justice. They are less welcoming of outsiders. They spend most of their time above ground.
It should be noted that both of these Courts have
participated in Tithes, where a mortal is sacrificed to appease those more
powerful than the Fae.
Speaking of which, let’s discuss offerings and what working
with them is like. There’s a lot of
things you can do to attract Fae. I recommend you tread carefully, especially
if you are working in places like North America and are contacting European Fae
or the like. Not that you cannot work
with them, but you need to have a basic understanding of the land. In fact, I would say this goes for anywhere
that experienced aggressive colonization.
Make sure you make offerings or do things to appease the local spirits
that have been there first. Try planting
native things to your area, or offering them local foods. They can turn on you
if you create an influx of invaders, and create extra chaos in your life. The Fae can be pretty open to interacting
with mortals, but they’re very keen on bargaining. Be very specific on what you
want out of a relationship and deal, and don’t immediately accept any offer
they provide, otherwise you may end up getting the short end of the stick. They tend to expect you to work hard to
please them, but they will always keep up their end of a deal. I also recommend erring on the side of
extreme politeness, as no one wants to have an angry Faerie lurking around
their house creating chaos. As for
offerings and such, I would look to whatever was typically offered to them in
the past, or to simply ask them once you’ve struck a bargain. As spiritual partners and companions, they
can be extremely demanding, and want you to work hard and quickly. When you first begin working with them, they
will treat it like a business transaction.
Overtime, as they get to know you, they may choose to befriend you, and
you will develop a relationship over time.
Be patient, and remember although they aren’t human, you have to earn
friendship the same way you would with a person.
Okay, so I kinda think maybe Mo was sexually abused (or even just assaulted) because his reaction to The Kiss was kinda strong. I could just be over thinking it though. What do you think?
Hi there! I remember there was a lot of debate about this after the chapter of Guan shan’s reaction to the kiss, I can’t give a definite answer because it’s impossible to tell whether Guan shan was assaulted in the past and thus traumatised or if he’s really just leery of being touched and sharing saliva. I mean I have friends who are like him (who dislike being touched and sharing saliva) but it’s mostly because they have a strong sense of personal space rather than some past trauma, so I’m a bit iffy about making the leap and claiming that Guan shan was abused or assaulted in the past.
I agree that his reaction to the kiss was pretty strong though, I’m still on the fence as to whether it was because he thought He Tian was making fun of him or because of past trauma. At the very least we can see he isn’t fond of skinship and is really sensitive to saliva:
which is the complete opposite of He Tian who doesn’t seem to care much about personal space tbh