otp: stop

It’s almost like... character development!

So I read a hate post (that’s wasn’t properly tagged btw) and almost all of the excuses the person used were from the first half of 2x06 (I could get into how by the end of that very episode he’s started to makes changes but we’d be here all day and this is gonna get long enough as it is) when he was feeling guilty and like it was inevitable that he would let Kara down because he had no clue how to be a hero and thought he would never be able to live up to her expectations.

Ya know, when he didn’t fully understand what being a hero meant and hadn’t seen her being one except for when she was kicking his ass and locking him up … ok so this is definitely gonna get a little long… sorry but I have fire in my heart over this and it must be released.

Mon-El is a character who can admit when he’s wrong and he has admitted – more than once –  that his initial views on Kara’s role as a hero were wrong. Which isn’t super relevant to the rest of this but still needs to be said.

Alrighty… moving on…

He said in 2x13 that what he feels for her is something that he’s never felt in his life. That he didn’t know that the emotions he’s felt since meeting her existed. Emotions like affection, tenderness, adoration… love. Imagine being raised in a world that isn’t conducive to teaching people how to love. It stands to reason that in that world things like selflessness and honor are also hard to come by.

So early on – again, when his idea of what a hero even was came from his experience of getting beat down and locked up for something he didn’t do – his concept of why someone would take those kind of risks was rooted in his belief that people didn’t do things just for the sake of helping others. As sweet as his offer to help the (not so) homeless man at the end of 2x06 was, he was still like “I’m trying to do better so I’d love to help” which is still moving in the right direction be he kinda missed the mark a bit.

The first time we start to see that Mon-El is developing feelings for Kara beyond friendship or comradery is after they were locked up at Cadmus. After she put herself in danger and then forfeited her powers all to help him. To save his life – someone that she liked well enough but had no real reason at that point to be overly attached to. She did it because she cared about his life, she believed that he had value just because he was a person.

That was probably the first time he had ever seen anything like that. It wasn’t her helping him dress and get a job. It was her risking her life for his. It’s the first time he saw what being a hero truly means to her.

That’s when heroism stopped being an abstract concept and became a reality. When they’re at her apartment he says “Any courage I do have, I learned it from you.” because that was the first time he had seen what real bravery and self-sacrifice was and it shook him.

By the end of 2x09 he’s doing a complete 180. When they’re on Slavers Moon he realizes that the honor and dignity of what Kara does as Supergirl is something that isn’t limited to a few people that personally know her. It’s something that every person that believes in Supergirl is a part of.

Without powers, on a deadly planet, she refuses to give in. And because of that she inspires the people around her to do the same. That is when he decides he wants to start training, he wants to be a part of the solution, he wants so get involved. And he commits himself to it, Kara herself admits that he’s “dedicated”.

Unfortunately his desire to help is tied to his feelings for Kara. The two things aren’t mutually inclusive but they are connected. So when he was first on the hero train and he had to make a choice, he chose Kara. Which also ended up being a lesson for him about how what really makes a hero is their willingness to put others first. 

Another thing that this person was saying was that Kara is constantly complaining about Mon-El so it’s ridiculous to think that she would want to be in a relationship with him.

But A) Alex literally addressed that in 2x06, we have been given a canon reason for why she gets frustrated with him and B) he also makes her laugh and loosen up which is kinda a part of my next point which is C)… what was my point?

Oh! Right, ok, so all of these changes in their relationship and Mon-El’s views of heroism have caused a shift between them. Mon-El is definitely a flawed character but what makes him one that I can root for - and one that Kara would want to be with - is the fact that he tries.

He tries so hard, he listens and he learns and he keeps trying no matter how long it takes him to get it right. He’s grown so much since we first met him. He was never a bad guy but he was a shallow one that had the emotional depth of a thimble. But that’s different now.

He sees the kind of person Kara is, the choices she’s made and the person she’s become despite everything she’s lost and he’s realized that he wants more. Not just in terms of a romantic relationship with her but from his existence.

He’s learned that a life of objectifying women and being a partier may have been easier but that he was never satisfied or content. He never felt fulfilled or like his life had purpose or meaning. Literally all of that ties back to the culture he was raised in and his upbringing.

I was raised in a town (and family for that matter) that is filled with more than it’s fair share of narrow-minded, racist, bigots and until I got older and experienced something different I had no idea that there was anything wrong with life the way it was.

It wasn’t until I was put in a new environment with new types of people that I realized what was wrong with the way my old life had been. But it took time to learn, it was a process and breaking old habits that have been ingrained since childhood isn’t easy. Everyone has flaws, everyone has had to adapt, everyone has had to learn and work to be better and not a single one of us can claim that we haven’t.

In conclusion – judging Mon-El for the person he was before he learned better or hating him for the fact that he hasn’t been magically transformed overnight is some hypocritical bullshit.

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I love his hair //////v////// just a few doodles //I’ve been trying to develop a new style but I’m not sure about posting art of my new style ;v;;;

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//i’m viktor

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Cool goblin, cute goblin, crazy goblin, shy goblin, sad goblin,cheeky goblin, dumb goblin, ahjumma goblin, smile goblin. All make a great Goblin.

You see this face? This is the face of a boy in the most beautiful state of disbelief to ever exist. Stiles stilinski has loved Lydia Martin for years–since the third grade–and has always seen her for who she really is. He listened to her when no one else heard. He paid attention to her when no one else did. He remembered everything she ever tried to hide. He knew how smart she was despite how hard she tried to hide it, and he only loved her more because of it. He never underestimated her. He never sidelined her or blew her off or thought of her as anything less than important. He complimented her. He treated her as an equal. He did anything and everything for her. He risked his life to save hers. But, above all of this, more important than any of this, he LOVED her. He loved her before anything supernatural tested the limits of their emotions. He loved her before they had to fight for their lives and the lives of others. He loved her when he was just a boy and she was just a girl. He loved Lydia Martin like no one else has, and when he knew he was going to be completely erased from existence, he wanted to let her know that. After years of confiding only in his best friend about his feelings, after years of everyone but Lydia knowing about his feelings, after years of silence, Stiles tells Lydia to remember in any way that she can that he loves her. So, when his friends have saved him, when the love of his life made everyone they know remember who he is to bring him back, he finally gets to hear from Lydia. He never–not once–acted like he needed Lydia to admit anything to him. He never pushed her or pressured her or nagged her or coerced her to love him just because he loved her. He simply loved her, but he didn’t realize how, all this time, that was what was needed most. This is the face of a sarcastic and cocky boy with a heart so big that it stores not only unconditinal love but also immense darkness finally having all the love he gave given back. This is the face of a boy who can’t believe that the love of his life–the girl he’s always loved–loves him back. This is the face of a boy who’s heart is skipping beat after beat because he can not believe that Lydia Martin has come to love him. This is Stiles Stilinski learning that he is loved. This is Stiles Stilinski in heartachingly beautiful disbelief because he loves the same girl that loves him. gif source: @obriens

  • Me: *ships canon couples*
  • Me: *ships non canon couples*
  • Me: *ships random people with each other*
  • Me: *ships gay ships that will break my heart because they will never happen*
  • Me: *ships people from different fandoms together*
  • Me: *ships so many couples I can barely keep track of my OTP's*
  • Me: *ships so much my heart explodes*
  • Me: *ships*