hey, out of the blue, i'm curious; i can totally relate, but what made YOU fall in love with Winry ? like, any particular thing ?
@elitigre oh man, that’s a tough and loaded question!! I’ve been in the fmab fandom for over 6 years, like I’m talkin I read and posted fanfic on ff.net back in the day, have a Very Embarrassing deviantart account, and know all of the old memes. I was only like 14 when I started watching it and high school me had……a lot of internalized shit that she was dealing with so. I think my love for Winry has been an ever-evolving and growing thing. the more I learn to love myself and other women, the more I grow to appreciate her as a character and as a role model for my younger self (and my present self!!)
I’ve loved Winry from the very beginning, but I didn’t appreciate her back then as much and as deeply as I do now. I tended to focus more on her relationship with Edward rather than just her character in itself, and a lottttttt of that had to do with internalized misogyny and feeling worthless bc boys didn’t find me attractive lol rip. I would have done anything for someone to date me in high school bc I thought it was something that would give me worth as a person. I was obsessed with romance and wanting romance and, being that I had a classic crush on Ed in those days, oF COURSE I projected onto her and admired her for that reason.
now that I’ve grown past all that though and learned to love other girls as well as myself, I can look at Winry in a totally new light that isn’t clouded up with trying to prioritize men, and that’s been really amazing, to be able to see my love for this character evolve and grow and expand in time with the ways I learn to love myself and others
my all-time ultimate fave character: cisco!!!!!
a character I didn’t used to like but now do: patty omfg ok bye she was annoying to me like she was too much like really extra but now I’m like I love u and I’m sorry
a character I used to like but now don’t: martin stein OK BUT LIKE ONLY NOW BC I SAW HIM ON LEGENDS AND BASICALLY DR*GGED JAX AND TOOK HIM SMH I HATED HIM EVER SINCE AND NOW THAT I REWTCH THE FLASH I HATE HIM
a character I’m indifferent about: julian
a character who deserved better: CISCO
a ship I’ve never been able to get into: sn*b*rry can die and barry linda are the worst
a ship I’ve never been able to get over: WESTALLEN!!!!!
a cute, low-key ship: iris and caitlin
an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: cisco and lisa
a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: LINDA AND BARRY FUCK THAT SHIT HOW DARE YOU TAKE LINDA PARK-WEST AWAY FROM WALLY THE FUCK
my favourite storyline/moment: binch when barry went back in time and harrison/eobard was like ur not my…barry and barry was like that’s right bitch! I win
a storyline that never should have been written: PERHAPS THE FACT THAT LINDA WAS WRITTEN FOR BARRY TF
my first thoughts on the show: YES BINCH VIBE THE MOST POWERFUL CHARACTER WHO CAN POSSIBLY KILL ANYONE IS ON HERE IM IN LOVE AND IRIS NOT A WHITE?? IM IN LOVE
my thoughts now: the West family saved the show
carey price, sitting with crossed legs on a sleek black leather armchair, engulfed in a single spotlight from above with the rest of the room bathed in darkness, his chin held in his hands: