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anonymous asked:

I want to appreciate the bg lesbians araki gives us sometimes, the women gyro met and wanted to by drinks for? Lesbians. She was doing it out of solidarity or in my HC was being a lesbian chad

ooh youre so fucking right anon!!! i love both of the bg lesbian couples in the sugar mountain arc…………

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I was in the mood for a flowery Rin!

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Coral reefs at the edge of Anak Krakatau and exploration of a number of volcanic craters by Drone, Indonesia

Tamlin the Tool

Listen up kids, I would like to explain why I hate Tamlin’s actions in A Court of Mist and Fury

ACOTAR

Stay at the Spring Court:

  • Refuses to teach her anything that could probably save her life
  • Literally says “you’re not my prisoner, you’re free to leave when you like”, but his actions say the exact opposite of that in ACOMAF
  • Emotionally manipulates her into staying with him for fear of being unable to provide for her family
  • “So, if Feyre can’t be bothered to listen to orders, then I can’t be held accountable for the consequences” yes, Feyre should have heeded his warning, but he still is victim blaming and justifying sexual assault (the biting thing)

Under the Mountain:

  • Uses singular moment of freedom with Feyre to have sex (give her Tamlin Jr), rather than help her escape
  • Only suffering he endures is through watching Feyre be hurt/tortured
  • When she’s about to die doesn’t do anything brave, just begs for her life rather than fight for her (and watches another male jump in and try to save her)
  • Didn’t intervene when she was being tortured to death (OOPS did I mention that again…it’s kind of IMPORTANT)

There’s probably more, but I haven’t re-read the first book in awhile

ACOMAF

At Spring Court

  • When she gets up in the middle of the night and vomits, has nightmares due to traumatic events, doesn’t wake up and help her, because he’s so consumed by his own needs, and she’s “independent”
  • Oh, but she can’t take care of herself, lock the doors, leave her with some pretty jewelry and servants
  • She loses a bunch of weight all of a sudden; ignores it and continues to “worship” her body (she’s sick, she doesn’t need Tamlin Jr)
  • Despite enduring crazy dangerous trials, he still believes she cannot defend herself
  • Destroys a room out of anger
  • He ignores her plea for independence and request of space
  • He’s so concentrated by his own guilt in his inaction to save her that he projects it in a harmful way (posting guards and escorts, locking her in the house)
  • She’s clearly suffering from depression, PTSD, and an eating disorder, but is IGNORED (again)
  • Makes it worse actually
  • Doesn’t train her to wield her powers, which once again, could be useful in saving her life
  • He doesn’t even realize what he’s doing to her is abusive
  • Does he care for her?
  • Does he comfort her?
  • Does he do everything in his power to help her?
  • Does he listen to her needs and wishes?
  • No, he locks her up in the house, doing the one thing that someone who spent time locked in a cell under a mountain wouldn’t be able to handle. He does the opposite of caring for Feyre, and doesn’t listen to her cries for help. He systematically perpetuates abuse and neglect
  • And this lovely quote from Feyre:
  • “I had done everything – everything for that love. I had ripped myself to shreds, I had killed innocents and debased myself, and he had sat beside Amarantha on that throne. And he couldn’t do anything, hadn’t risked it – hadn’t risked being caught until there was only one night left, and all he’d wanted to do wasn’t free me, but fuck me. And when Amarantha had broken me, when she had snapped my bones and made my blood boil in its veins, he’d just knelt and begged her. He hadn’t tried to kill her, hadn’t crawled for me. Yes, he’d fought for me – but I’d fought harder for him.–”
  • Makes a bargain with an evil king to “win Feyre back”
  • Sees her healthy and thriving, but demands that she not excersise her free will to stay at the Night Court
  • Treats her like property, and says to Rhysand (her feminist MATE who would never even consider her as property), “I don’t give a shit if you think you’re entitled to her, she’s mine”
  • Like boi, wtf

I could go on but…

Overall, Tamlin (at the beginning of ACOMAF) is not hateable as a character, it’s his actions and his failure to notice the clear signs of damage (and need for healing) in the female he claims to love. He ignores her clear suffering and uses her for physical pleasure, blinded by the illusion of love he has created for himself.

Originally posted by quaint-shrub

I will say, his actions may be inexcusable in ACOMAF, but in ACOWAR he demonstrates his ability to be redeemed when he assists Feyre in escaping from Hybern’s camp, and in resurrecting Rhysand, “Be happy, Feyre”.

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One more guatemalan volcano panorama - this one catches Fuego in the act!

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Alpine Mountain, Les Arcs Resort, December 31, 2017 par Sébastien BOUVIER
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