Because there’s been some stuff going around recently that has been making me feel sad/mad on this subject I thought I’d spread around some love and positivity for my favourite ship.
One of the biggest reasons I love this ship is the obvious history they have together and the mutual respect and trust that that’s built up over the years. these two know each other so, so well. They understand each other’s reasons, motivations and histories - they were both there when most of the others’ demons were born. They care about one another so much and I love the…subtlety with this ship. They’re both quite quiet about things but…The depth of feeling and compassion they have for one another is…soul destroying to be frank. I’m just going to quote…a hundred or so of my favourite ‘tiny caring moments’ and scream about them all because this ship is just so good. And they love each other so much I can’t deal. Ahem. This post is gonna be loooong in case you hadn’t guessed.
It’s really just…extended Mor, Azriel and Moriel meta. That’s it. All the things. All the meta. All the feelings in one easy to access place.
I’ll do some Az first. The interesting thing about this dynamic is that his…devotion to Mor seems much more apparent emotionally. But it’s quiet and shadowed and rarely brought to the surface directly from him. We hear more about it from other characters or see it through Feyre’s eyes. Mor tends to be more…vocally explicit and also physically explicit (she does things whereas Azriel more just…feels them and lives them. This will become more apparent when I pick apart examples. I hope.)
Rhys said with soft wrath, “Eris left her for dead in the
middle of their woods. Azriel found her a day later. It was all I could do to
keep him from going to either court and slaughtering them all.”
I love this bit, obviously for the insight into the history that we get, the fact that it was Azriel who crossed court lines and located Mor and brought her back to where she was safe. Which is..incredibly important for both of them as characters. Azriel has lived his entire life feeling and being treated as though he is unworthy of basic rights. His blood family saw him/treated him like an animal, he has never felt as though he had any value. Naturally Mor’s family almost repeating the abuse that he suffered and turning her into what he was perceived as (worthless) upsets him, it makes her want to help him and it makes her want to hurt the people who hurt her as they no doubt remind him of his own abusers.
I think there are some..really interesting parallels going on here. Mor, had a very different upbringing to Az, she had so much power, so much status, as essentially a princess, but she almost had a similar problem? She was never treated as a person, as an individual. No-one ever so her, no-one ever saw her value as her. They saw her power, they wanted to breed that into their bloodlines, they saw her as little better than a prize bitch that they could use.
Once she lost her virginity she no longer had any value to them any more. Her father brutalised her then left her with a sadist telling him she was ‘his problem now’ She went from broodmare to worthless problem all because of how her family perceived her. Which is exactly how Az grew up too. He knows exactly what she’s going through and that he is the one to save her, to think her worth saving despite the fact that all of her ‘value’ is now deemed worthless is…Important for their story.
Maybe I should have asked Mor to come. But she’d left after
dinner, pale-faced and jumpy, ignoring Cassian’s attempt to speak with her.
Azriel had taken to the clouds to contact his spies. He’d quietly promised the
pacing Cassian to find Mor when he was done.
I think, and I’m doing a liiittle bit of leaping here but I don’t think it’s a huge stretch, that Mor and Azriel can talk to each other about things they can’t really put on the others. And that’s because they understand each other. As I mentioned above even though the…class if you like, of their upbringing was totally different, their situations, the abuse that they suffered, is incredibly similar. It allows them to relate to one another, it allows them to understand one another and get through to one another even when no-one else can. Even when they won’t let anyone else…They’ll let each other. There’s such a deep bond between these two, so much care and so much love, they’re constantly, quietly, looking out for one another.
“Does he mind what he does? Not the spying, I mean. What he did to
the Attor today.”
“It’s hard to tell with him—and he’d never tell me.[…]But Azriel … Cassian tries, I try—but I think the
only person who ever gets him to admit to any sort of feeling is Mor. And
that’s only when she’s pestered him to the point where even his infinite
patience has run out.”
Two things in this part - as above, even when Az pushes others away and won’t let them in…He will with Mor (as she will with him) The second thing is Mor’s persistence. One of the arguments I’ve seen a lot about Mor is that she doesn’t seem to care about Az that much or that she doesn’t push him enough into overcoming his insecurities when it comes to a relationship with her. She doesn’t seem bothered enough to make the effort to get through to him but..That line of thinking is completely and utterly countered by this? We know how much Az will shut himself off and brood, we know how much he represses, how much he contains, how little of himself he wants to show, how hard Feyre has to work to even wring a smile from him when he’s upset with himself. We know how much patience Azriel has so we therefore know how much effort it must take for Mor to get through to him, to open him up, to let her in, to let him share his burdens and allow her to help. And she does that. She does that for him, she sits and she works away at his endless patience because she knows him and she knows that he needs to talk about this he just can’t. So she makes it possible for him to do that.
Azriel continued his attempt to infiltrate their courts—still
to no avail. I heard about it mostly from Mor, who always knew when he’d return
to the House of Wind, and always made a point to be there the moment he touched
There’s just…so much in here if you actually dig into it? The fact that she knows when he’s going to get home from his super secret spy missions. (which is…a whole other can of worms that may or may not get opened at a later date) but the fact that she always makes sure she is there. She is the first thing that he sees when he gets back from spying and torture and risking his life. She is there and she gives him that opportunity to be vulnerable, to just be Az before he has to be the High Lord’s spymaster and report to him. She gives him the chance to talk to her and decompress and open up if he needs to. And just the fact that she’s there. Every time. Not even Az can mistake that, the effort she puts into this, into him, into making sure that she’s there to take care of him is just…So much?
Especially when you factor in that this is the House of Wind. She can’t winnow in there and she doesn’t have wings. So unless she pesters Rhys or Cassian to carry her up every single time Az comes back (which I doubt) she climbs up ten thousand stairs just so she can be there when Az lands, just in case he needs her, just in case this time he lets her in and lets her help him (because this is Azriel. she probably satisfies herself that he’s physically okay, tries to ask after him emotionally and he just nods and tells her quietly, politely, but coldly, that he has to see Rhys) I have Feelings about this, okay.
And this isn’t the only example of her going above and beyond the call of duty to help Az and make him even a little bit happier:
Getting Azriel to take any time for himself that didn’t involve workor training was nearly impossible. And when I
pointed out that he didgo to Rita’s with
her whenever she asked, Mor simply informed me that it had taken her four centuries to get him to do that.
Four hundred years. It took her four hundred years to convince him to just let himself have a night off and go dancing with them. It took her four hundred years to convince him that he deserved that, that time off, that time to be a little selfish, to think about himself for once. She spent four hundred years doing this for him, she never gave up with it because she cares about him, she loves him, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes her, how much effort and energy she has to expend to coax him into doing these things…if it will benefit him she does it. And she ‘simply informs’ Feyre. She doesn’t make a big song and dance about this. She doesn’t wax eloquent about how difficult it was for her, how stubborn he was, how hard she had to work to get him to do this. Because it’s not about her. It’s about Az. And this has made his life a little bit easier, has made him a little bit happier…and that’s enough.
Mor keeping her distance from Az and not crossing lines with him, not pushing him into a relationship with her and not trying to fix all of his problems isn’t because she doesn’t care. It’s not because she’s not willing to put in the effort. It’s not because she doesn’t love him. It’s not because he’s not worth it. She spend four fukcing centuries coaxing him into taking a little bit of time for himself. She would probably spend eternity convincing him that he’s worthy of her. The reason isn’t her lack of care/empathy/love/patience/whatever. It’s respect.
(if you haven’t sussed it out yet…this is going to be Long. so. cuts are being introduced now…venture onwards for more of the above)
an arguing couple sat next to me on the train ride back from the protests. the guy was mad that his girlfriend skipped out on his birthday to go to JFK. she said that this was important. she was a lawyer, this was what she went to school for, she needed to be there helping. he said she couldn’t let what was happening in washington affect her social life so much, and she just shut him down. it’s happening here. it’s happening everywhere. the next time something like this happens, i’m going to be one of the people sitting on the ground, filling out legal documents.
it’s been such a shit day. such a shit week. this woman gave me a little hope, though, so that’s nice
+He’s really subtle about it.
-like he sneaks it into conversations.
- “if (y/n) was here, I bet she could help.”
+He thinks it’s funny when people use you to insult him.
-”I bet you fight like your girlfriend.” “As someone who has sparred with my girlfriend, I will take that as a compliment.”
+As a prank, his brothers painted you in a pinup style on a gunship.
-Rex wasn’t even mad, he just asked them to paint some more clothes on.
- “This is good. It’s just that (y/n)’s so much prettier.”
+Now if anyone asks about you, he’s not subtle at all. He could go on for days.
+People don’t even have to ask him and he’ll just start talking about you.
-”*insert a 20 minute rant about how amazing you are.*” ~ Fives
- “That’s nice, but what even brought that on?” “That flower is her favorite color.”
+If given the chance, he doesn’t shut up about you.
-if you send him a new picture, the entire 501st will have seen it with in 20 minutes of him receiving it.
*”LOOK HOW GORGEOUS SHE IS ! ! !”
-When Tup doesn’t have anything to draw (one of my headcanons), he asks Fives for picture refs bc he know Fives has three million photos of you.
+It doesn’t matter if you can’t throw a punch, he still thinks you’re a badass.
-”Look at her go !!!” “Fives, you’re showing me a video of your girlfriend doing a crossword.”
+He’s kind of the same way as Rex, but a little more aggressive about it.
-*hears someone talking about somebody pretty* *casually walks by and ‘accidentally’ drops a photo of you* “Oops, sorry boys, have you by any chance ever seen my gorgeous girlfriend, (Y/N)?”
-Has definitely gotten into those competitions that guys have on who’s girlfriend is prettier.
+he can call you sexy. Anyone else who does it gets the The Wolffe Glare™.
+He uses you to intimidate the shinies.
-”My girlfriend has better aim!”
-”(Y/N) can punch three times harder than that, and she’s half your size!”
+But like he loves watching you actually fight / teaching you to fight.
-he brags about how good you are all the time.
-”they wouldn’t stand a chance against (Y/N)!” “Wolffe, that’s a commando droid and (Y/N) is an accountant.” “She’s a badass accountant.”
-Betas tend to be pretty level headed so it’s rare for one to get legitimately mad about something
-Betas anger easily though if their Omega friends are ever being bothered too much, they are extremely protective in these friendships
-People often make snide remarks to Betas about how useless their dynamic is, and even if the Beta is very aware of how important their role is, they still get annoyed by it
-A young Beta confessing their love to their Omega friend and being crushed when the Omega tells them that their parents arranged an Alpha for them. The Beta becomes mad, not necessarily at the Omega but at life itself, they shout at the Omega anyway though because their mind is in a flurry of hurt and anger and rejection, and eventually they just storm off and leave the Omega alone afterwards even if all they want is to be closer
-A Beta perfectly copying an Alpha’s growl so they can intimidate people who bother them
-A Beta who despises being looked down upon, especially in their place of employment, so they aggressively strive to outdo their Alpha co-workers everyday
-If a Beta is really furious with someone they like to employ the coping method of writing a long, strongly worded, letter…and then lighting it on fire and watching it burn
-An angry Beta curled up in a nest with their Omega best friend, binge eating pizza and venting about their problems between mouthfuls as the Omega just nods along
-Betas always being bitter about being compared to their Alpha and Omega siblings
-Betas becoming social workers because the abuse some Alphas inflict on Omegas makes them too angry to sit back and do nothing
So a lot of us have heard about the Yoi ripoff by now, and I personally decided to contact “Hallmark Channel USA” on facebook about this. This is what I wrote:
“Hello! If you’re not aware, there has been some controversy about a new movie you’re going to air on your channel soon. Im not trying to start anything here, but here’s a question I think a lot of people are asking themselves right now.
Can any of you guys explain the really supspicious ressemblance between your new movie "Love On Ice” and the japanese animated series “Yuri On Ice” (who was released before)? Im not necesserely saying that you (or the producers of said movie) copied this amazing show (and of course changing the beautiful gay romance for a straight one, but that’s not surprising), but if you did a little research, you have to admit that it’s weird. It could be a total coincidence, and im not trying to be rude, im just looking for answers about the situation. Thank you for your time.“
i usually don’t make OOC posts at all. but, after the last post i just reblogged from @prcttyface (this postHERE) i wanted to find out what had made them so mad and i checked their blog to find the post they were talking about.
THIS post here is a smut post with an FC of an actress who is TWELVE years old (millie bobby brown) and to me this is utterly disgusting and i know many other people on indie will agree with this.
i’m not going to directly tag the blog that made the post (it’s in the link above). but, it’s just so people are aware that they can block a person who is posting smut topics of a fucking C H I L D in the tag.
i don’t want to make anybody uncomfortable with this post and i’m not trying to, i just want to alert people that there is someone who is basically a pedophile (in my books) on indie and i’m appalled that there is somebody trying to write sexual themes of someone who is so young.
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE SEXUALIZED IN ANY FORM
please, please, please REBLOG this so people can be aware to try boycott this disgusting blog.
I’ve noticed that there are a lot of interpretations of different DD words, and very few official definitions. So I’ve decided to make a list of what I think everything means. These are all my own interpretations of words/slang, so don’t get mad if it doesn’t agree with what you think. There are a few things in here that I came up with myself.
Killjoy - A member of ‘the
killjoys’, a disorganized network of gangs fighting against BLi
from the zones. All killjoys have strange names which they go by. Each gang has its own name as well, the most well known being the Fabulous Four.
Neutral - A non-killjoy resident of the zones.
BL/ind - Better Living Industries, a company
that has tyrannical control over the people. Also referred to as ‘BLi’.
Draculoid - A member of BLi’s SCARECROW unit.
Devoid of all emotion, always seen wearing terrifying masks. Act as
the city’s police, and BLi’s military. Often shortened to ‘drac’.
Exterminator - Leaders of BLi’s SCARECROW unit. Control the draculoids. Act as investigators, spies, and executioners.
SCARECROW - BLi’s police/military unit. Consists of security guards, technological security, draculoids, exterminators.
BCU- Battery City Underground. Killjoy-like rebels who work inside of the city, often staking out in ‘underground’ places. Usually act as smugglers of both people and supplies, as well as saboteurs. Led by three unknown men.
Battery City - The city controlled by BLi. Only known major civilization left. Devoid of much color, emotion, and freedom. Also called ‘Bat City’ and ‘the city’.
Zones - The desert surrounding Battery City, consisting of six areas determined by geographical terrain. There were once more, but were destroyed in bombings by BLi. Mainly where the neutrals and killjoys live, but does contain scattered BLi factories and warehouses.
Death Valley - The areas beyond Zone Six. Used to contain farming communities, until the land was destroyed in bombings by BLi.
Route Guano - The main road through the zones. A paved, multi-lane road that stretches from Zone One to abandoned factories in Zone Six. Also called the ‘Getaway Mile’.
Helium Wars - War in the 1970s fought over the resource of helium. A second war was fought in the late 80s/early 90s between BLi and other civilizations around the world, which all then disappeared.
Analog War - A series of large scale fights between the killjoys and BLi during the 90s, beginning towards the end of the second Helium War.
Fires of 2012 - A series of large fires in 2012 which were lit by BLi to sabotage the killjoys, but spiraled out of control and burned several neutral establishments and BLi factories and warehouses. BLi claims to not have started them, but to have put them out.
Pig Bomb - A bomb dropped in Zone Seven by BLi in 2017, destroying the single farming community there and metaphorically wiping Zone Seven off of the map.
Carbons - Form of currency. Consist of flexible plastic bills and hard plastic coins.
Batteries - What everything that isn’t run on electricity runs on. Common commodity in the city, harder to get a hold of in certain zones. Have a very long life span. Can be bought from vending machines.
Vend-a-hack - Gadgets that can hack vending machines to dispense products.
Ray Gun/Laser Gun - A gun that shoots dangerous lasers. Common weapon, used by draculoids, exterminators, and killjoys. Run on special batteries. Occasionally called a ‘zap’.
Mousekat - BLi’s mascot for children’s products. Heavily modified versions are often seen in the zones.
Phoenix Witch - A goddess worshiped in the zones whose main domain is death. Main deity in a pagan religion.
Pornodroid - Androids in the city made specifically for the purpose of sex. Only female models exist.
Zine - A magazine, usually small, handmade ones.
Crash Queen - A daredevil and/or thrill-seeker with an unhealthy taste for doing things that could easily get them killed.
Motorbabies - People who live out of their cars, whether or not they are nomadic. Oftentimes are also gearheads.
Gearhead - Someone who is obsessed with cars/mechanical things.
Rubberburner - Someone who lives their life too fast, burning through everything. Often tend to drive far too fast and burn out their tires. Tend to also be crash queens.
Dust Angel - A resident of the zones, though this term is often only used to refer to young children and the elderly.
Pig - Derogatory term for draculoids and exterminators.
Zone Rat - Derogatory term for residents of the zones, generally used to refer to killjoys.
Zonerunner - People who spend time in the zones but do not live there. Usually BCU smugglers, and other BCU operatives.
Ritalin Rat - Drug addict.
Clap - A physical fight, usually between a killjoy and a draculoid.
Costa Rica - For things to go crazy/become chaotic. (Ex. “Things went all Costa Rica.”)
Dust - Dead.
Dusted - To kill or to be killed, through any cause.
Firefight - A gun fight.
Getaway Mile - Route Guano.
Ghost - To kill.
Ghosted - To kill or to be killed, generally through murder.
Hit the Red Line - To run away, usually from a bad situation/home life.
Shiny - Awesome or cool.
Tumbleweed - Someone who wanders the zones, living a nomadic lifestyle, having no home. Oftentimes are killjoys, but there are some bands of neutrals who choose to live nomadically, generally for religious purposes.
As this catastrophic year is coming to the end I wanted to take the opportunity and thank all of you who mad this year better. I was also tagged to post some positive things, so here it is!
When I started this blog I would have never thought how much plus it’s going to give me. I know I said this quite often lately, but I really do love this fandom. Because of all of the crazy talented, creative, funny, strong, tenacious, beautiful people who are part of this madness, I found a safe place that I never knew I was looking for. It’s not just about the amount of fanfics I read, the challenges I adored, the fanart I admired, the fanvid I cried on, the gates I spiralled, the rumours I freaked out, the episodes I rewatched, the early morning I spent awake to stream the new episodes and live blog, the job I nearly lost because of it(kidding😂😂), the fun I had. This would be already more than enough. But this is just part of it.
Me, as a person, improved a lot in 2016 and not just because of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny but also because of You. For the first time in my life, I became a part of a fandom and I experienced how people across the globe can connect and help each other just because they have the same interest and I find that astonishing.
The best thing 2016 gave me is my voice. I learnt to have one, and I have the courage to use it and speak up. I’ve been inspired by so many of you and what you do and how you live and what your opinion on some matters are. Maybe I will never have the guts to talk to you and tell you that what you wrote at one point did matter, but it did 😊😊 I just don’t want to sound like a completely lunatic person so I just keep following you guys and keep learning. Quietly. 😊
This year I started to volunteer at an LGBTQA organisation and I plan to do an even better job there next year. I plan to be a part of many more things and I started to try to be a good influence on people around me. By the end of the year, I got some friends/colleagues of mine coming to me and tell me that I inspired them to do better and be more aware of things. And I’m grateful for that. To Gillian, to you and to everyone who tries to do the same!
Gillian and David are truly inspiring people and they are the heart of this fandom and they will always be. Them bringing back The X-files for another season - even though it was not a great one, I know - was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And I do want another season. I don’t want Mulder to be stuck on that damn bridge. He deserves better. Scully deserves better. William deserves better. Damn, we deserve better. I want another season ‘cause I want to join you in this crazy ride again, we had this year. We are stronger than Chris Carter. We can’t give up now. If we do, he wins! And we can’t have that.😉👽
thanks God this year is almost over because it was extra from all points of view. (I intended to post this follow forever on 31, but why wait) the only good thing coming from this hell of a year is you guys. you kept me going through this madness, I got new friends and discovered a bunch of amazing blogs to keep my dash fresh all the time. I wanted to give up on this blog so many times but every time coming here I changed my mind because of you, of your amazing work.
this is my thank you & I love you! happy holidays, you guys, and let’s hope for a better year!
Yes. I get it. 2016 has been fucking awful. I agree. But I’ve been reading here and there Johnny should be next to go. And that. Fucking. Hurts. To any of you out there in the tumblr universe saying that or thinking that…FUCK. YOU.
Very over people who feel morally superior because they don’t participate in the ‘system’ of voting. Jokes on you have fun being surprised as fuck when shitty laws and props get passed in your town. Like I know these people whose answer to how shitty our two candidates are is not to vote but like…medical marijuana was on the ballot here, there was a prop that would impede the availability of solar panels, there was a prop that would allow war vets to have lowered property taxes and things like that…
and what’s double funny is the people who go ‘okay but that doesn’t have anything to do with me’. Guess what? One day, a prop will be DIRECTLY related to your life. Now imagine if everyone not in your situation went :shrug: ‘not my problem’
Like I said, just don’t be mad. Everyone talks about how people are being ‘guilted’ into voting but tbh that just sounds so immature.
What you are is being held responsible for your participation or lack thereof.
Okay, this has been f***ing pissing me off because of these people are being irrational and immature as they mock Michael Chu and Blizzard for what THEY BELIEVE was confirmed in Overwatch.
For the people that are trying to criticize the lore and story of Overwatch right now, I WANT YOU TO READ THIS AND RESPOND TO ME AFTER I’M DONE.
So, someone on Twitter asked about this picture of a man who LOOKS LIKE Gabriel Reyes.
Michael Chu responded “It is not Reyes.”
Then for some unknown reason, everyone on at least here and on Twitter started to go mad and mock the writers for “retconning” lore and story information.
Now, honestly, I personally and STRONGLY believe that none of you are being analytical enough to see the LITTLE differences between this man and Gabriel Reyes, appearance-wise.
You need to look at this more carefully; you gotta be more analytical. The man’s beard is not as thick or as messy as Gabe’s and it has a little separate SOUL PATCH, which Gabe lacks in his beard.
“Oh but the bottom of Gabe’s beard is pointing to the bottom of his lips! It has to be the same guy!”
No. No they are not the same. That’s not what a soul patch is. That’s still his one and only beard. No separate patch of hair exists on this edgelord’s face.
Reyes’s beard also has that mustache part that overextends a bit to the sides. The blue-uniformed soldier’s beard doesn’t.
Also, probably unrelated, how would Reyes wear that blue uniform when during the first years of the Task Force Overwatch, he wore that black hoodie, and supposedly spent the rest of his years in Blackwatch, which seems to lack blue-colored uniforms?
In fact, since when did Blizzard or Michael Chu even confirm that the man in blue was Gabriel Reyes???
…Well? Tell me. Explain the source of this so-called confirmation if you want to back up your claims of them “retconning”.
Was it at any of the conventions or interviews from online articles? WHERE. ARE. YOUR. LINKS?
Obviously this is a result of going too far with one’s headcanons. You clearly act like you know the story and lore WAY MORE then either Blizzard or Michael Chu do.
Truth is that we’re still in the dark while the company that makes this game has ideas of story and lore that they don’t want to share yet for the sake of anymore spoilers.
And by the way, if you want to criticize someone in this situation, then criticize the artist Arnold Tsang. He’s the one who drew that and the rest of the concept art in the very first Cinematic Trailer.
You’re better off blaming him for drawing someone that confusingly looked like Gabriel Reyes, one of the many characters that he designed for Overwatch.
Now, if you don’t have anything to prove that Blizzard or Michael Chu stated that the man was confirmed to be Gabriel Reyes, then how can you say that they’re starting to “retcon”?
As of now, it’s like you’re using a word that even you don’t understand.
This is utterly ridiculous and just plain irrational of you guys.
1. So now
here comes a real freak idea. The bible’s kinda good. I mean, for a
sci-fi tale. There’s some mad vengeance God takes out on people. Dude
doesn’t like to get betrayed, and I’m down with that. The plagues and
locust shit and that heathen woman Lot’s wife turning to salt - pretty
fucking funny. Can’t deny he’s got a sense of humor. And a real flare
for the drama. Gonna go to sleep now.
[Mr. Robot writes] Sleep tight while you get your lesson of the day from yours truly: How to draw a cat!
2. Obama is really hot
I’ve never had latkes before but decided to go out on a limb. Leon was
impressed at my adventurous side. I’ll say it once and I’ll say it
again. I’m a dude who likes a potato - serve it up any way.
4. I just have to say one thing - I’m [happy?] to have Leon [with a box
drawn around his name]. Wherever he comes from, he’s helping me keep
5. [section about Leon telling Elliot about the show Mad About You]