oh so meta

How Pink Diamond was shattered

It’s all coming together.

So lets start off with this.

This is what started the rebellion, the first act of treason from Rose Quartz, but here’s the thing, we’ve already seen the scene directly after the act of poofing pink diamond. (I specified ‘poofing’ and not ‘shattering’ for a reason, bare with me)

This is it. Right here.

If you’ve watched Rose’s Scabbard as many times as I have (so many, too many) then you know how this scene goes.

Rose: “Pearl, I’m going to stay and fight for this planet.”

This dialogue is so, so important. They’ve reached a breaking point (ha) here. Something that Rose just did has pushed them both into needing to make a choice. There’s no going back. Rose chooses to stay.

It’s important to notice her expressions here.

The first thing that strikes me is that for a few frames she’s looking away from Pearl, looking back. What exactly is she looking at? The evidence of what she’s just done? Pink Diamond’s Gem?

But it’s her eyes that really do it for me.

She looks haunted.

Then the urgency of the situation comes in through the dialogue, and here’s why I think this just happened.

Rose: “You don’t have to do this with me.”
Pearl: “But I want to!”
Rose: “I know you do. Please, please understand, if we lose we’ll be killed, and if we win, we can never go home.”

She’s done something punishable by death, so she gives Pearl the option of leaving. She still has time to give Pearl the option of leaving.

This, if nothing else is proof that Homeworld doesn’t know that Pink Diamond has been poofed yet, that the act of treason has just been committed. They are the only  gems who know what has happened, we know this because not only does Eyeball confirm that there were witnesses to Pink Diamond’s shattering but, in the beginning of “The Answer” when Pearl and Rose first attack, the Ruby guards can be heard crying out:

Who are you?!”
“Show yourselves!”

At that point all Homeworld knew was that there was a rebellion, they didn’t know who had rebelled, who attacked Pink Diamond.

Back to Rose’s Scabbard.

If Pearl returns to Homeworld now it’ll be without consequence, she won’t be blamed because nobody knows what just happened, Pearl can lie, claim no involvement, anything. Rose knows this, tries to protect her by offering her a means of escape. (It’s obvious by her body language, her hesitation, and her resignation that she wants Pearl to stay but she would never ask that of her, but that’s another post entirely ;D )

Pearl declines, of course.

(Rose looks so relieved and happy and ajshgjakhgs)

We’ve just witnessed the start of the rebellion and the birth of the Crystal Gems.

Now this. This is where and how Pink Diamond was shattered.

The rebellion is underway, a thousand year war. The Crystal Gems are outnumbered, outgunned, and it all comes to a head in the strawberry battlefield where it seems that White Diamond has been sent in to finish them off once and for all.

This mural has always reminded me of something straight out of Sailor Moon.

And I believe the same scenario played out here. The odds were stacked against them, they were facing total defeat. So Rose, like Usagi, uses her last resort, her strongest weapon.

In this case, that’s Pink Diamond’s Gem.

And this is what happens.

She never meant to shatter her.

Killian’s strongest natural instinct is to protect Emma and keep her happy. So of course, in a moment where he’s backed into a corner - propose or confess - when she’s clearly happy about the him wanting to propose, he’s instinctively gonna choose her happiness over his own release of guilt.

He made the wrong decision to propose first, but he acted as he always has - put Emma’s happiness before everything else.

In the middle of writing a full review I feel I have to pause and scream about this for a bit:

PUPPET ALESHA: What did you do?

[takes Max’s bloody hand and gasps in both shock and care]

PUPPET ALESHA: Are you hurt?

Now I ADORE how many mirrors and parallels there are this episode. There were enough to give me a bit of a headache. But I have to talk about this one. Because yes, the most obvious Dean mirror here is indeed Max, but the mirror for the puppet creatures this episode? Cas.

The puppet creatures were controlled by the witch, made of twigs and twines but still contained a fundamental part of their original form: the Heart. Therefore still holding onto their original memories and emotions and seemingly completely unaware that they were actually puppet creatures until the witch called upon them to do their duty.

When Max brings Tasha back at the end in puppet form, she cares for him, is concerned for him and seems like she is her old self, though Max knows in his heart she is not the same. Doesn’t this remind you all of last week?

“You’re hurt” Cas says as he reaches out for Dean and heals his pain, even though Dean knows for sure that this Cas is not HIS Cas. Similar, still with heart and emotion and still perhaps believing he is in control of his own decisions… but ultimately under the spell of Lucifer Jr. 

Cas is the puppet creature this episode, controlled and in no way free, bound by the spell of the baby just like these puppets were bound to the witch by the twigs and twines, but their hearts are still their own… is the heart Cas’s key to escape?

So I’m thinking about Root and Shaw’s relationship development (when am I not lbr) and I just really appreciate how slow burn it was. Has to be one of the best developments I’ve seen for a f/f pairing so far, well for my view. We meet Root in s1 and Shaw in s2, by s3 they’re both regulars now buuuut they’re nowhere near to the point of falling for each other. In fact, most of s3 Shaw hates Root with a passion and Root loves flirting with Shaw because she knows it annoys the mess outta her and she’s a little shit. Then a little further on in s3 they become friends with benefits or maybe enemies with benefits lol; just casual sleeping together that for the most part meant nothing. Shaw is adamant about not doing relationships and one night stands only (three nights if you’re lucky).

Then by the end of s3/early s4, that’s when feelings start getting involved especially on Root’s end. By s4 you can tell Root is falling in love day by day and them sleeping together is no longer just a no strings attached situation for her. She can’t even handle seeing Shaw ‘date’ other people even if it’s just for a mission and she’s very clearly on the verge of bursting from all these intense feelings that she has for Shaw. Shaw on the other hand isn’t quite where Root is feelings wise, she cares for Root a huge deal so much so that she prefers to stay with the team and Root rather than run off with an attractive thief, but because of her personality disorder she knows she’ll never be able to be enough for Root not knowing that Root was aware of this but really didn’t care.

Then 4x11 happens and they finally have 'the talk’ about what this is they have between them. Root drops hints that she really wants to attempt a relationship with Shaw but Shaw thinks they’d be too much and too lethal together, of course Root doesn’t mind, she just wants Shaw. Then they kiss for the first time on screen (this showed that the feelings were pretty much mutual between them now or at least Shaw wanted Root to know that she cares more for her than anyone else romantically) and then Samaritan captures Shaw and Root goes on a warpath to find her in the following months. You can tell pretty much all of the back half of s4 that she’s dying inside and is pretty much a hollow shell without Shaw.

Then comes s5 and we have no idea how Shaw’s feeling or how she’s doing etc. Then 5x04 airs and we literally see everything Shaw feels for Root in that one episode. Anyone that thought she didn’t care as deeply for Root as Root did for her was so very wrong. Shaw considered Root her safe place/her home, the only person she thought about when Samaritan’s torture got too bad for her. The thought of Root made her feel comfortable and like everything would be okay eventually. And in simulations she killed herself over and over instead of Root because she just couldn’t bear the thought of anything happening to her.

After 11 months of separation, they reunite and this is where their relationship started really moving forward. Absence makes the heart grow fonder rung true in their case. Root admits she can’t live without Shaw and Shaw admits she’d rather die than have Root in any sort of danger. They take milestones with each other, the main one being Shaw letting Root hold her hand. From the outside looking in that seems like such a small non important gesture but for them?! It was everything and it said so much about how far they had come. And even their playful banter, Root’s flirting use to annoy Shaw to no end (so she says) but now? Shaw welcomes it with open arms.

They were meant for each other, Root always knew but Shaw needed time to figure it out and she did.

It took 3 full seasons (plus the last eps of s2) but their journey (what we got of it) was beautiful and I’ll always be emo af over it. Definitely a noteworthy slow burn imo.

Ray rewatches DAtri.Confessions - pt17

You know one thing I absolutely love about Digimon? It’s how it always seems to absorb any, and I mean literally any kind of popular trending topic and belief of our world, and always puts it at the service of its world building.

1) Back in 1999, the hot topic was the prophecy of Nostradamus and the arrival of the Beast of the Apocalypse. I can’t count the amount of films and TV shows I watched at the time that focused on the end of the millenium. Even the comet announced chaos to the world apparently lol. Everything seemed to bring either the end of the world or the spiritual end of an era. Digimon Adventure showed up short after this, either it was a funny coincidence or it was all intentional.

But Digimon did create the prophecy of the Chosen Children, they turned the Beast of the Apocalypse into Vandemon (and they even mention the 666 thing XD). The issue also takes place on the summer of 1999 as soon as July ends, more or less as Nostradamus announces it in his poems. Apocalymon is the literal embodyment of the Apocalypse. In the first film Hosoda created - if you pause at the right frames - you can even see verses of a Psalm asking for God’s help against evil (it’s written on the computer screen from which Agumon’s egg shows up).

It goes so unnecessarily extra it’s amusing.

2) In 2000, the trending topic switched to the problem of the Y2K bug. An issue related to the limitations of the architecture our previous computers used to be built. This affected a decent number of digital systems wordwide and the only reason it didn’t get more serious was that many people fought hard to solve it in time.

It was an actual problem, but of course the internet didn’t resist the urge to turn it into an urban legend. I remember some claiming time would literally stop for us once the calendars went from 31-12-99 to 01-01-00, our digital devices would go crazy, and we people would have to go through a dark age without technology. The Mayan prophecy thing pales in comparison to those times.

Well, and what did Digimon do? They created Our WarGame and Diaboromon is supposed to be the embodyment of the Y2K bug. The digimon is set free on the internet and it brings chaos to every and any digital system worldwide.

3) Zero Two has also done something similar to this, apparently. In 2001, people theorized that technology would develop to a degree it would allow for our digital devices to be connected to each other through radio microwave frequencies and for free. The internet would be literally everywhere so to speak. 

Obviously this never actually happened the way people once hoped and dreamed of (our wireless connections work a bit different), but it’s interesting that in the world of Digimon Adventure 02 this is more or less the working principle of the D-Terminals. The Chosen Children are constantly able to message each other even inter-dimensions. (they completely retconned this in tri for obvious reasons; I suppose now it’s just common wireless technology, but you get the picture)

4) And NOW it seems to me that Digimon Adventure tri is making use of Amit Goswami’s theory of Quantum Consciousness, something that has been particularly popular among new agers and some occultists even.

Long story short, the selling point of the theory is that your mind can affect the environment around you, albeit not always willingly. Some call it pseudo science, some call the new science, that’s not really the discussion here. But basically it’s this idea that your mind can change and influence things around you or accidentaly even affect the cosmos according to the nature of your thoughts. 

Some have taken advantage of this to fuel that old dogmatic belief that, if you have either good or bad thoughts, you create and attract either positive or negative things to you. Skeptics call this rubbish, defending the universe doesn’t really care about your existence, or that in nature there is no such thing as good and bad to begin with, those being nothing but human adjectives. But that’s beside the point.

The idea itself is so compatible with the concept Adventure has presented in the form of fantasy it’s funny. 

It’s particularly convenient to explain the Dark Ocean and the Dream World of Digimon Adventure 02! So much it’s natural that Digimon Adventure tri is now willingly taking advantage of it and putting it at the service of its mechanics. It’s basically Science fiction at its best.

Ken says something very interesting at the end of 02: he realises the Dark Ocean isn’t just some creepy parallel universe he was sucked into. He implies the Dark Ocean is made of the negative thoughts of humankind itself. It’s as if those thoughts keep converging in one place and are given matter.

This apparently is what the ocean and its beings are all about and… well, no wonder it gives me so many Freud vibes, libido impulses included, but I digress. Poor Hikari…

But hey, think about it. If this is true, this means the Dream World where Daisuke fought BelialVamdemon should work under a similar principle.

Daisuke’s wish and determination to win allow for Vmon to evolve into different evolutions at the same time, against all common logic. It defies normal physics. This could mean that universe in particular brings form to strong and happy thoughts in particular.

I can see why tri wouldn’t resist the urge to take advantage of the theory. Especially if it brings logic to the existence of these and many of the other implied Parallels Worlds that form the multi-universe of this series. 

Well, I can only guess this is what the Quantum Sea the Homeostasis speak of is all about. Obviously, I may be completely wrong here.

But add the belief that Light and Darkness are the foundations of the cosmos (Yin and Yang) and you have the Homeostasis as this mystical being in charge of making sure this flow of energy works in perfect ballance and in perfect harmony, so the multi-universe doesn’t get compromised and the Digital World / Human World don’t fall. 

i just realized that the main reason cassian visited nesta almost everyday in the beginning of acowar is not because he wanted to tease/annoy her, but he knows she’s traumatized, he knows that she’s slowly breaking herself inside and he wanted to be there for her, he wanted to make sure she’s holdin up okay.

when nesta said “i told you to stay the hell away from me” i wonder how many times she said that to him, how many times she tried to pushed him away but he can’t . cassian can’t stay away from her even if he tried.

Blue Exorcist timeline

Information gathered from: Chapter 87, 86, 78, 76, 75, 74, 39, 10, a shit ton of theories when what book was written and when what thing was built, the wikia, Wikipedia, my shitty math skills, assuming time periods by staring too long at chapter 86, researching school starts and breaks in Japan, the drama Faust which I reread twice for Blue Exorcist, some more manga chapters and finally two  posts by @duskwitch about the age of the Ba’al!

Also, as duskwitch informed me, there is a poster in chapter 45 stating it’s the year 201X. For the sake of actual dates though, I used 2009 as the present because it’s the year Blue Exorcist got published.

This could be more detailed probably but I’m not gonna search through every panel of the manga now. Maybe next weekend though and then add whatever else I find. It’s a work in progress! Now then, let’s get started:

38.000 BC [first cave drawing]: Creation of the concept of Ba’als; all demons perhaps?
2300 BC [Tower of Babel] to 100 AD [bible]: Ba’als gained defined appearances; some time later first incarnated. Lucifer incarnated and died first after about 10 years.
9th to 10th century: Samael takes up the name of Loki
1000 AD: Amaimon’s first incarnation
Middle Ages: Lucifer convinces his siblings to fight against humanity
12th to 13th century [Order of the Temple]: Samael and some of the Ba’al (two others pictured) gave humans the knowledge on how to fight against demons; Beginning of True Cross Order
18th/19th century: Samael joins the order and takes on the name “Mephisto Pheles”. Assumed years by significant days for the drama Faust: 1772–1775, 1788–1790, 1797–1805, 1825–1831
Start 20th century: Mephisto tries to convince Lucifer to not blow up Earth; establishing of Section 13/Asylum
20th century: birth of Amaimon’s current body with adapting the clones of the 3rd strongest Ba’al
8th August 1982: Shura Birth
1991: Shura gets taken in by Shirou for about one to two years
March 1993: Gehenna itself incarnated/Satan gains an “Ego”; Blue Night; Research facility destroyed; Lucifer goes off on his own
27th December 1993: Rin and Yukio Okumura birth; death of Yuri Egin (which I don’t believe until you show me a body)
2000: Shirou tells Shura to live her life
March 2009: Shirou dies; age 45
1st April 2009: Start of True Cross Academy Arc
Start of summer break 2009: Training Camp Arc
Summer 2009: Kyoto Arc and Terror of Kraken Arc
8th August 2009: Shura turns 27
Autumn 2009: True Cross Festival Arc and Illuminati Arc
Autumn 2009: Exorcist Exam Arc
Winter/November/December 2009: Aomori Arc
December 2009: Lightning and Bon get information about the Ba’al from Mephisto apparently called ”Blue Night Investigation Arc”
27th December 2009: Twins turn 16

Sangwoo’s Reaction

Honestly though (NOW THAT I HAVE A WHOLE MONTH TO SPECULATE ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN), I really think that Sangwoo isn’t going to be pissed in the next chapter. I feel like Yoonbum cutting himself honestly REALLY SURPRISED HIM LIKE LOOK AT HIS FACE:

LIKE THAT’S NOT THE FACE OF A PISSED OFF SERIAL KILLER. We’ve all seen Sangwoo’s “hiding his pissed-offed-ness” face and it’s not this.

I think what Sangwoo has been looking for is excitement. Up to this point in season 2, all of Yoonbum’s stories/reactions have bored him  (GROSS FLASHBACK TO THE KILLING JIEUN SCENE). And now, Yoonbum has taken him COMPLETELY off-guard for the first time since season 1, when he became a factor of excitement for Sangwoo that he wanted to stick around.

A lot of people are disappointed at Sangwoo’s unaffected reaction to Bum’s story, but i don’t think Sangwoo was unfazed! I think Sangwoo is actually JEALOUS in this scene. The fact that Yoonbum takes the rape “willingly” angers Sangwoo, because if he didn’t even try to kill his uncle, well then OBVIOUSLY Yoonbum wanted it. So he acts cold, even calling Bum disgusting. 

And, as he expects, Bum falls all over him, begging Sangwoo to beat him or do ANYTHING to appease his anger. And Sangwoo just finds this very boring.

BUT THEN YOONBUM GOES AND HARMS HIMSELF, AND NOW SANGWOO’S LIKE “WHAAAAT THE FUCKKKKK.” BECAUSE FOR YOONBUM, WHO HAS BEEN ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON SANGWOO THIS WHOLE TIME AND IS SUDDENLY COMING TO REALIZE THAT HE’S NOT NEEDED ANYMORE, THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A PREDICTABLE OR BORING REACTION. 

Not only that, but this reaction was COMPLETELY out of Sangwoo’s control. For the last several chapters, Yoonbum has been tucked under Sangwoo’s thumb, doing EVERYTHING he asked (even hitting his head against Sangwoo’s fist). THIS IS THE FIRST INDEPENDENT ACTION BUM HAS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST SEASON. 

IN CONCLUSION:

I don’t think that Sangwoo is just going to feel a simple “pissed off” emotion when Bum wakes up. Maybe he’ll show irritation on the outside, but i think this sudden exciting, unpredictable reaction is going to impact him a LOT more than people expect. He might even take action to get rid of bum’s uncle. Not because he’s in love with Yoonbum, but to eliminate the concept that made bum react independently, and to erase whatever “competition” bum could return home to. Maybe he’ll even get rid of bum’s uncle to secure bum’s place beneath his thumb again, so bum will be indebted to him.  

But i can’t believe he’s just going to sigh and mutter, “Have to clean this goddamn blood off the floor now.”

anonymous asked:

Scenario: The team trusts Keith, there was no rift between him and the team, they kept constant contact even after Keith went to the BoM. Stuff happened and Keith is alone in that Galra fighter, Haggar's ship shield still up and running, planet bomb about to explode. Whether he contacts the team or not is your decision. Would Keith still try to sacrifice himself? [*sends this to 3 other people cause I love all of you*]

Honestly? He would, absolutely 100% still make that call no matter what the circumstances regarding himself were personally. 

He would because the situation hasn’t changed despite this. The way things are unfolding are exactly the same. Voltron and the mission is still compromised. Something needs to be done and everyone is in jeopardy. The shield had to come down, they needed to take it down or else all would be lost including Voltron. 

Keith ‘If i have a chance to do something and make a difference i have to take it’, finds himself in this position. He knows and has proof that Voltron can operate without his presence. He isn’t putting the mission at risk, or anyone else because it’s just him on this ship. This is a choice he can make by himself without putting anybody else in danger. 

But it could get people out of danger. It could get Voltron out of danger. 

Note, could. If the chance is there to make a difference he will take it and he always has done. Gonna throw this out here because listening to him talk afterwards has me thinking A LOT. uh yeah. hm. Interesting. 

yeah. these two shots together and looking at what he’s actually saying and how in each is still :) :) Very Interesting. 

Keith takes risks and chances, but when he’s not being impulsive it’s not without calculating the pay off and evaluating the pros and cons. Whilst being instinctive and intuitive he’s also pragmatic and logical in nature. You wouldn’t expect this to make sense but honestly it does, it’s the duality of keith. THE DUALITY OF KEITH as madi called it is honestly…. SO INTERESTING. 

anyway, this makes me Think a lot that he said this immediately after like that. I just…. knowing Keith and how he operates it just shows that despite this being a choice he will commit himself to 100% there still is the “if i have the chance, i will take it” / “maybe not with our weapons”. 

hearing keith talk without certainty about something especially a decision he’s going to make is always a big indicator for me to sit up and listen even closer than usual because…. when he breaks the general imperative mood laced into how he speaks, or softens it a little (breaks probably is the wrong word bc it’s something that surrounds a lot of him be it actions and words), it’s always extremely telling. there are a few other key moments where he does this in terms of breaking speech patterns that indicate internal conflict in making a decision but honestly the mindscape for one is a really great example of this generally speaking. 

From the outset of the entire show he’s been shown to be able to make tough calls, at the expense of his own self and emotions. He is able to place the greater good above himself. I think i spoke about this earlier and said something like he doesn’t give himself the luxury of indulging his own personal needs. Somewhere, haha.

I also doubt he would open the comms. For three reasons:  

  1. That could potentially put someone else in danger unnecessarily. Someone in the vicinity may attempt to come in and stop him, and his sacrifice may well cost more than his life. 
  2. He needs to be decisive here and commit fully to his actions. No actions and words are wasted with Keith ever. he needs to be firmly objective. Bringing the team into it and calling them or saying goodbye could compromise that. 
  3. It’s better for everyone if he doesn’t do that. That would emotionally compromise not just himself but everyone else. Once his part is done, they still have a mission to complete and finish up. Knowing about his sacrifice at that time could potentially sabotage their entire ability to operate to their best capacity and finish this thing, or force someone to make a decision in poor judgement based on their emotions and grief ect. (Keith knows all about this, just look at S3 - but that’s also a nuanced situation other things are happening there too

His choice to fly into the barrier was not born from an emotional response or from his own feelings and what he is going through emotionally, it was in spite of that. Choosing to do it for himself and how he’s feeling would be selfish, and Keith is anything bUT selfish. He is so selfless

The one time we see him TRULY doing 100% for himself to gather answers and information for his own past, he still gives up a PERSONAL cause and quest for answers. He does this for the greater good and the mission: 

And as we witness through his mindscape prior to this scene, the internal conflict through his projections ect. and how this choice being a selfish one is playing on his mind and a fear. 

If he had to make the choice in 4x06 again… I honestly do not think he would take it back because no action is wasted and Keith seems to have such a desire for set and fixed purpose too in many respects. He’s committed himself to it and this course of action, this action. So taking it back would be a waste of his actions and his resolve - make it all for nothing. That would make his actions meaningless. 

Keith + choices is really interesting in my opinion, so much to say on that topic. We should talk definitely about it some more….. ;) 

TLDR:

This decision is heavily situational, not circumstantial in a personal sense. By that I guess I’m trying to say it is based on what’s unfolding around him, not within him. Keith is rooted in doing the right thing and saving the mission and Voltron. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t feeling things, of course he was!! 

But he doesn’t allow himself a moment to hesitate or waver. You can see on his face this expression is just so… he’s gritting his team and bracing himself and he just goes. 

Keith has demonstrated time and time again that he will give and give for the cause and the greater good. To alarming amounts. We’ve seen this in canon. 

He’s capable of doing this and prepared to do this not just in terms of his life but even in terms of sacrificing how he’s perceived by his own team (”that’s cold even for you” / “you’re just thinking of yourself” ect. ect) in making a tough decision if he believes it’s an objective choice.

The difference here with this particular moment and choice is that we’ve never seen it on this scale before. Sure, we’ve seen him sign up to what was called a “suicide mission” and go into a very perilous situation - but that was still on the premise he would get the job done and get out. That was under the believe he could complete the task and get out in one piece. He wasn’t going on that mission with the ASSUMPTION he would die. There was a risk, but he fully intended to come out of that successful. 

This is different, because this is a one way street. And there’s no way he doesn’t know that for certain. It’s all over his face. 

I spoke a little bit about his expressions here and why in particular the very first expression we see from him is genuinely horrifying and continues to make me just……. 

I felt very scared to see this face. because it just says everything it’s a very rare thing to see this in Keith - the absence of a real expression… just look at his eyes like it’s genuinely CHILLING. like i cannot look at it for too long because i just feel so unsettled bc this expression is very different to Keith’s default way of expressing himself and he is so expressive. i said more about that in the link above!! 

Despite knowing it will be at the cost of his own life, he is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the mission and Voltron secure. If this is what it takes and if he has a chance to do it and get something done, he will do it. That wouldn’t change in what you described. 

Thanks for asking me this, it was fun to discuss and explore! Sorry for rambling….. hahahha. 

​Ooookay fandom, can we have a little chat about this “M'gann is now Space Mom” thing that’s been going around since the final? At first it was just making me a little uncomfortable, but @hufflepirate mentioned something that got me thinking about it more, and now I am very uncomfortable with the whole concept.

Because, look, just because J'onn and M'gann are an ~official couple now, doesn’t mean M'gann has to, or wants to, or is even remotely comfortable with taking on that role. Like obviously I don’t know for sure, and she very well might, and next season may give us more insight into it, but to me, with what we know about her, it just…doesn’t feel like something she’d be keen on at all? Especially not yet.

Space Dad/Papa Bear is a natural role for J'onn, because he’s already been a parent, because that role or relationship is incredibly important to him and was an important facet of his identity (eg: “My first daughter. When she came along, I finally realised I had a mission in life. I had someone who relied on me. Having her gave me direction.”). Even so, he’d been working with Alex for more than 2 and a half years, and with Kara for something like 8 months (?), and presumably looking out for them a lot longer, before he first even acknowledged that he considered them like daughters (1x11). And it really wasn’t until the very end of Season 1 and through Season 2 that he started being more open and affectionate and really embracing that father-figure role, first with Alex and Kara, then Winn, and then Maggie a little too.

Which is to say, he’s had a lot of time to figure out what he wants his relationships with the other characters to look like, and even though he’s already been a father, it’s still been a long process for him.

M'gann, on the other hand, has never been a parent (I mean, as far as we know, I suppose). More than that, she’s hardly ever even had a family: “I had a mother, once. She wasn’t warm, that wasn’t our way, but she cared for me, I know she did. I’d forgotten that feeling until now, what it felt like to have a family.” She literally hasn’t had any close, familial relationships since she was a child, something like 500/600 years ago (ugh @ martian ages, I make that up completely).

J'onn had a wife, children, friends, a career… We don’t know all that much about M'gann’s life on Mars, but we do know she felt like an outsider in her society so it’s unlikely she had many friends. We know she was in an arranged marriage, she was a soldier, and then she was a fugitive. She is far, far more emotionally inexperienced than J'onn (and honestly, than most of the other characters on the show). Like, my heart breaks every single time at the vulnerable, open way she tells J'onn, “I wanted…to be your friend,” in 2x10. And that it takes her a long time to figure out that what she feels for J'onn is romantic instead of platonic (“I feel it too. I have for awhile. I just didn’t…know what it was.”), whereas J'onn is far more confident in his feelings, suggests to me that she hasn’t had anywhere near enough close, caring and emotional relationships of any kind. (Also, did you notice she always says “care” and not “love” (2x11). Has she ever had anyone tell her they love her? Has she ever told someone else? (On a scale of 1 to 10 how badly does she need a hug?))

So she’s only just, just getting used to the idea that there are people who care about her, who want to help her, who want to be her friend, and who consider her family. To throw her into the deep end and expect her to suddenly take on an incredibly intense and demanding role? Surely, that would terrify the crap out of her? It’s way too much pressure too soon. It’s unlikely that she believes in herself enough yet as well. She seems so insecure in accepting that she means something to people. Already in 2x22 she seems more confident (the easy way she calls the other white martians her “friends”, my heart), and that confidence will hopefully only grow. But she needs time.

It’s also just like, not ever something she’s given any indication of being interested in… She wants friends. She wants a family. Never, ever has she suggested that she wants to be a mother. Like, fuck, she needs a mom just as much as any of the other characters do.

Which is not in any way to say that parent-child relationships can’t also be friendships, can’t be incredibly strong and mutually supportive. But it’s undeniable that the nature of a parent-child relationship is different than a regular friendship, and that for the most part the parent takes on the carer/support role. Which, yes, we know she’s nurturing and caring and good at looking after people - with both Kara and Alex in 2x11 for example. But I really feel like M'gann needs support and she needs friends/family in a very different way than J'onn does.

The parent-child relationship is something that has been missing from J'onn’s life, so it heals something within him [But also, can we please not make him be a father figure to every single character? Can we please let him just have a friend? James had a good dad, can’t they just be mates? I digress..] But the relationships that have been missing the most from M'gann’s life, the ones she most needs, are friendships, are equal relationships, are people who will support her and look after her and tell her they’re proud of her and with whom she can be as emotionally vulnerable with as they are with her.

I just… Can’t she just be? Can’t we let her choose for herself where she fits in the Superfam? Can’t we let her develop her own relationships with the other characters, outside of J'onn’s?

I don’t know, it just feels like a huge disservice to her character, and it feels like fandom just wanting her to fill a role without really giving any thought to her as a character and whether it’s one that actually fits. And we should also maybe think about why we’re so eager for the only black woman on the show to take on a maternal and emotionally supportive role towards the other mostly white characters, despite not giving any indication that that’s what she wants. And then…maybe not do that.

Like I get where this trend is coming from, and I love that people are including M'gann more, and I get that it works to slot her into the superfamily in this position. But like, we’re clearly all already capable of exploring non-traditional family dynamics, because obviously that’s what the superfam is, so it really shouldn’t be that much of a stretch to include M'gann as part of the family, as J’onn’s partner, while not necessarily ‘co-parenting’ with him. And I guess if people really do think that that’s what she’d want, then I feel like you owe it to her to give her the narrative importance to explain that choice and what it means for her, instead of just taking it as given. Because unlike with J’onn, there’s (currently) no canon backstory to ‘Space Mom’, except that she’s dating ‘Space Dad’. And that is really not a good enough reason.

Okay so I feel like this is not explained well at all, but as an example have a read of this fic by @aeveee. It seamlessly balances M'gann’s relationship with J'onn, J'onn’s relationship with his kids, and M'gann’s friendship with Maggie and Kara, without minimising any of them, and it’s a really lovely exploration of how these women might relate to and support each other (which the show has squandered). When M'gann is relegated to a purely maternal figure, that depth has the potential to get lost, and that’s a huge shame.

(And just to be clear, I’m not talking about like, tagging M'gann and J'onn as like ‘my parents’ or whatever, because that’s a personal thing and a general fandom phenomenon I think. I’m more thinking in relation to the fic/headcanons/meta etc that I’ve seen, and making her in-universe 'Space Mom’, rather than just an individual fan calling her mom.)

Tldr: J'onn has had a lot of time to process and get comfortable with being a father figure to the other characters, there was a very clear historical reason he chose to be, and most importantly he had agency in choosing it. Let’s not take M'gann’s away from her. Just because she’s J'onn’s partner doesn’t mean she’s also the Spacefam’s mom. That very well may be a role she chooses to fill in the future, but it’s highly unlikely she’s ready for it yet, and regardless we should let her choose it for herself (which requires actually give her the space/focus in fan works to do so).

some Winn Schott Jr. meta

I found a continuity error in Supergirl (surprise, surprise) that I’m basically just going to fit into some headcanon so it doesn’t bother me anymore. This post also features other Winn!Content with a heavy dash of Meta and Trauma, so be warned:

Okay, so. In the episode “Childish Things”, in Winn’s first confrontation with his father, he says “I watched my dad get dragged off to prison when I was eleven for murder. <<<pay close attention to the wording of that, as we’re going to revisit it twice.

Howeverrrrr, in the s2 episode “City of Lost Children” he says, in typical Winn fashion, “if somebody had given me action figures when they interrogated me about my dad, when I was ten? I would have sung like a canary.” Ten, folks, not eleven.

Now.

Is this merely a continuity error?

Well, it’s highly probable. I’ll save my rant against CW/DC writing for the sake of this post, but let’s just leave it at the fact that continuity errors in even the fairly important (and simple) details are definitely not out of the question.

It could also be, in the Supergirlverse, that the events leading up to Winslow Sr.’s incarceration did not occur in as timely a manner as we immediately assume. We’re quite accustomed to dramas showing us crimes being committed and the perpetrator getting arrested, convicted, and sentenced in the span of 40 minutes. But that’s not how it often works irl, and not the way it necessarily has to go in fiction.

Consider the Toyman. He’s a clever guy, and obviously he was smart enough to spend time planning the attack on his boss, even if it was still ill-conceived and ultimately did not work. But if he played his cards right, it’s entirely possible that the investigating law enforcement did not have enough evidence to convict him right away. Because yeah, the angry employee who got slighted is the first person the feds would seek to convict, but that doesn’t mean they had evidence to do so.

On the surface level this would in the least explain the age difference: a young Winn may very well have been interrogated by police when he was 10 and his father was not ultimately arrested until up to a year later when he was 11.

Now, if this is true, what it means potentially for the character is that there was a period of 1 month to 12 months where an angry and unhinged father who has crossed the line and snapped and actually killed a minimum of 6 people (during that first supervillainy event, although a 7th is later confirmed by Agent Chase and I’m gonna talk about that too), is still living at home, with his wife and kid.  Hence the Schott family having to live through that legal and emotional nightmare on top of the crime itself and no wonder his mom just took off.

The idea that Mr. Schott’s arrest and conviction was not immediate would also help explain the fact that the cops had to interrogate a 10 year-old-boy:

Winn doesn’t say "question” or anything that implies this was a chill “we’re here to protect you from your dad and we just need to hear it from you so we’ve crossed all our T’s” kind of conversation. He uses the word “interrogated” very deliberately, and in fact makes this reference to his childhood during a time when his coworkers are being pretty (albeit mostly unintentionally) cold in questioning a young boy, stating as a kid he might have been more inclined to be cooperative if someone had just been kind to him.

On the OTHER hand, it is slightly possible that Winn Schott is like most of us and doesn’t remember childhood events all that well when it comes to the passage of time. (I had years growing up I wasn’t even sure exactly how old I was until I counted but I’m a nincompoop so) However, being as old as he was and the events being as big and traumatic and memorable as they were, this is doubtful.

Okay, now ONE MORE THING:

Going back to that first line (”I watched my dad get dragged off to prison”), because I only realized this when I went back to the episode to check and see if I was right about the inconsistency-

During the raid at the docks, Agent Chase tells Kara they’re not taking any chances (which they’re actually taking like a lot of chances with this terrible plan of action they have, like, wow, they are the worst agents ever, somebody fire them). Why is she so uptight about all this? Because Winslow Sr. “killed an agent the last time we apprehended him.”

Go back and read the lines again.

Read them.

Winn was there.

Winn was heckin there when his heckin dad was hecking getting arrested and being dragged off to prison immediately following an event in which he heck hecking killed an agent, if not literally in front of, in the very near vicinity of, his small son. (!!!)

I am. very calm. writing this now. I was not. calm at all. when I first realized it earlier.

Someone

Protect

This

Smol

Bean

Don’t you talk to me about any of the other characters’ traumas or excuse their behavior because of their childhood or family history - ever again. Appreciate Winn Schott Jr. folks. The purest sunshine child, who constantly overcomes so much, always forgives, automatically seeks the good of others first, is seldom thanked and always called upon to show up, and has so much empathy and caring he’s about as opposite from his dad as he can be. He deserves nothing but to be valued, cared for, and loved.

About Sangwoo’s motive for murder

So I just had a conversation with @mutual-curiosity about what happened the night Sangwoo ‘killed’ his parents, and his current motive for murder. Oh boy brace yourselves because this is gonna be long.

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I’m going to be honest and just say it: I was really satisfied with Alec’s scenes in this episode because he actually got to do things. When the episode started heavily empathising on how protective he feels of his loved ones, it was clear that it was building up to something, but the scene with Victor was amazing. I’ve always loved the fact that the show presents Alec as someone who can be easily classified as as a good person, but is definitely not above blackmail and violence to protect the people he loves and him so easily gaining back his control over the Institute was such a brilliant display of that.

And the fact that Shadowhunters who aren’t technically his subordinates followed him without a second thought even though it was clear that he hadn’t consulted Victor about it? I really, really hope that this is one of the changes the show makes and that Alec gets to keep the Institute at the end of… well, whenever the show ends. If there’s one thing I want for that character, it’s this.

Supernatural Season 13

What if we’re never getting our old Cas back?? The writers and the actors have repeatedly told us that Cas’ death would affect him… but what if it was something more? What if our Cas is really dead and the only Cas that we will see again is the one from that Alternate Apocalyptic Universe?

anonymous asked:

Do u think dean is abusive towards Sam and cas cause I have run into a group of people who insists he is

Ok, this is a pretty sensitive topic. By offering my thoughts on this, I’m not trying to invalidate anyone else’s thoughts or feelings - particularly those of victims of abuse themselves that identify in some part with the stories of the Supernatural characters.

In short: actually yes, I do think that Dean exhibits some abusive behaviors.

I am going to attempt to qualify the above statement, but if someone that you know sees him this way in either of these relationships, you should shut up and LET THEM.

Explanation for everything below, since this gets kind of long and is, as I mentioned, quite sensitive. Dean’s relationship with Sam and Dean’s relationship with Cas are different, so I’m going to address them separately.

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//Trying to work out Sangwoo’s age is an interesting thing 
Officer Park mentions his parents were killed three years ago
Sangwoo mentions ‘how long ago has it been since I’ve seen my parents? Since highschool?’ 
So three years since highschool, Koreans graduate 18/19 so that puts him 21/22
He’s been in the army, which is 21 months. He had to have been still at home when his parents died because, well, obviously 
We can maybe infer that he’s only recently come home because how of Officer Park greets him and how Bum was talking in the first chapter. 
He at least started going to further education, before the army. 
I think Sangwoo has been killing for a few months, tops. Which would be why the police(or Seungbae) are only just linking the murders. We’ve seen him kill the CEO’s daughter, the man from the bar and Jieun. We can’t work out a timeline for this because Bum has zero idea of time. We do know though, it’s crossed into winter since Bum has been with him. But this could be weeks or months(I’m inclined to believe months). 

I tried to work out Sangwoo’s age and only managed to decide he’s a fresh murderer