So I came across this re the new sneak peek and I just have to reply:
And I just… really? Really?
First of all, I’ve been seeing plenty of people (anti-Regina people, to whom I assume that post was referring) who are mad at David for saying that.
Secondly, David actually is suffering from severe lack of sleep at this point. That will do some awful things to you, so yes he actually has a reason to lash out. This is unusual behavior from him. Regina does it constantly.
Thirdly, what Regina says is not just “sarcasm”. She’s always making genuinely cruel comments mocking people for physical disabilities, growing up as an orphan, their weight, their socioeconomic status, etc. That’s not being sarcastic; that’s just being cruel.
Lastly, and most importantly as far as I’m concerned, Hook was never David’s victim. Hook has not had David fight to ruin his life and take away everything he holds dear for the past several decades. Hook has not had to watch David torture and murder his loved ones. Hook was never raped by David. Hook’s family was not ripped apart by David. This is a big freaking difference. It’s one thing for Regina to be snide and cruel to random people, but the most frequent targets of her cruelty are the people who are victims of hers in the above ways. She owes them so damned much, but she still constantly treats them like shit. There’s a world of difference between the two.
Important addendum to Cuddle Post: platonic cuddling and other forms of platonic physical affection need to be normalized, but it’s totally okay if you personally don’t ever want to participate in something like that!
Everyone has their own boundaries and they deserve to be respected. Consent is just as important with platonic forms of intimacy as it is with romantic ones!
Poor boy always stumbles into this stuff by accident. He had years to figure out that larries might connect the dagger to Harry’s rose and now he ‘gave the larries material’ yet again. I’m sure he didn’t realise that when he bought the rose shirt and held his arm awkwardly to get the dagger into the picture. Let’s just add it to the (extremely long) list of poor coincidences shall we?
Scenario in question: A scene on TV, where a sad, scared six-month old baby is abandoned by her criminal father for the fire department to find and return to her family.
Reaction before development:
INTP: Well, he wasn’t going to be able to take the baby with him. I’m not sure what else you expected. What are you supposed to do in that situation? She’s unharmed, isn’t she? She’s going to get back to her family; she’ll be fine. It was probably the best move on his part, since he still doesn’t want her to be hurt.
Reaction after development – a few years later…
INTP:*Begins tearing up at the image of the frightened baby on the verge of tears, looking into a stranger’s eyes* Oh, my GOD! That poor little thing, She’s so upset, and doesn’t know what’s going on. How could he just leave her there, and let her be so sad and scared! It breaks my heart to see a tiny baby like that so confused, and put through so much; she doesn’t deserve that kind instability and treatment! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. Please, let me take care of her, she’s such a sweet little darling honey who deserves to be safe, and the very best life that she can be given! Not anything like this!
you know what we need headcanons for? Exalt bonuses
What do those represent lore-wise? Are these the fashion movements of the deities? One moment, all the rage in Lightweaver’s court is Slate primary Pearlcatchers with Crackle; the next, Tidecaller rebuts with no, Black Tertiary Tundras are in! Especially with Eyespots!
Over in the Shifting Expense, Stormcatcher feels a flare of competitive jealousy and disgust at the inefficiency of these designs. NO, he declares. WHITE SECONDARY RIDGEBACKS. WITH BUTTERFLY.