rant on the tags

Magnus Bane deserves our utmost respect if not love

Magnus Bane is fucking huge.

He doesn’t have to stand on his tiptoes to reach Alec’s lips.

His shoulders and arms are huge.

He is the one stretching Alec’s shirts, not the other way around.

He is not a tiny thing swimming in his boyfriend’s clothes.

Magnus Bane has lived for centuries.

Through abuse and racism. Through wars and cruelty. Through heartbreak and loss.

He knows what pain is.

He has been both on the receiving and the giving end of it.

And yet, he kept a kind heart, that he is afraid of giving away because he knows that in the end he will suffer.

But when his loves someone, he does so wholeheartedly.

Magnus Bane is incredibly powerful and amazing.

He is kind and generous, and understanding and supportive.

But he is not afraid to call people out on their bullshit.

Magnus Bane will protect his people and the ones he loves with his whole being even if he has to die to keep them safe.

Magnus Bane does not live to be Alec Lightwood’s boyfriend.

He has a life outside of this relationship, he has friends.

He is the fucking High Warlock of Brooklyn.

He has clients and spells and potions and responsibilities that keep him up at night.

He is part of the downworld council.

He owns a freaking night club.

He has warlocks and downworlders in general who look up to him, who ask him for advice and protection.

He is capable of feeling anger and frustration.

He has an important job and feelings and wants and needs.

Magnus Bane is not a damsel in distress.

He is the son of a fallen angel which means that his magic is fucking powerful.

But so is hid body. He is not a frail thing. He has rock hard abs, broad shoulders, huge ass biceps and thick thighs.

He is damn well able to handle himself in wars and battle and has done so, is doing so and will do so.

Magnus Bane is the most gorgeous man to ever walk this earth.

I just described his body, which is pure sin, but his fucking face.

The goatee. The spiked up with with colored streaks. The jaw so sharp you could cut yourself on it. The perfect eyebrows. The golden cat eyes and the deep brown glamour. The lips. The grace and elegance with which he moves. The outfits. The s m i l e s.

Just fuck me up already.

Magnus Bane has the sharpest tongue ever known to man.

He knows how to cut someone into pieces and make people believe in him with words only.

Magnus Bane has flaws.

He probably falls in love too hard and too fast.

He can be blinded by his feelings.

He has had thoughts of self harm and suicide.

He is not perfect.

But he damn well is an amazing main character and deserves to be treated and written as such.

anonymous asked:

Top 5 worst fandoms?

Oh boy.

Okay so I’m assuming that you’re talking about behavior of the fans, not the works itself, because I’m about to list a lot of TV shows I really like (and some I dislike or am indifferent to) in this. Just ones that seem to uniquely attract really awful fans. Also gonna do a “current” list in terms of “based on what I’m seeing on my Tumblr feed lately” and “all time” list so “based on my overall experience on the Internet.”

Points given for bizarreness of choice of fandom (like, a super sweet or innocent show that has asshole fans), and also for being disproportionately assholish. Like, huge, long-standing fandoms are going to have some of those people anyway just because they’re huge, so I’m looking for ones that have a higher percentage than most. Anyway, here goes.

Current (on Tumblr and Twitter at least):

  1. Steven Universe, I mean like… who else? 
  2. Star Wars: from what I have seen, they’re basically the fandom driving the “harassing people for shipping weird shit is radical action” garbage that’s so popular in Tumblr fandom in general right now
  3. Game of Thrones, all we have for the new season so far are vague PVs and people are already revving their discourse engines. Plus it’s the current king of the reflexive, uncritical “book is always better!” stuff that I just hate as a rule across fandoms.
  4. Yuri!!! on Ice, the rabid anti-Otayuri people alone qualify it for this list, but there’s also stuff like “Chechnya is bad because of my ship!” and “stop being ‘heterophobic’ because straight people made Yuri on Ice!”
  5. I feel like Supernatural is just that eternal bad fandom, it’s just less popular here than it used to be. Same deal with Sherlock. Also maybe Fullmetal Alchemist fans are still assholes? RoyEd vs. Royai was like the OG “Reylo discourse.” They basically originated all the shit that has made every successive Big Tumblr Anime Fandom, including Yuri!!! on Ice, such a trashcan fire. FMA started the fire.

All-Time:

  1. Bronies. So I was involved in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom for a bit (look, I was dating a dude who was into it, ok) and it’s funny just how steep the drop-off was purely because of how awful fan behavior was. Like it was like a quarter of its original size, or less, within a year, because every fan site and meetup group and whatever was just so teeming with misogyny, racism, homophobia, ableism and every other kind of bigotry. If you were a member of any kind of oppressed group, or cared about people who were, it got inhospitable very fast. This is both funnier and more disgusting when you consider that their whole shtick is that they were these brave crusaders against gender roles by being a bunch of straight dudes who liked a show for little girls – like think every straight woman who thinks writing slash makes her a queer hero, turn it up to 11 and give it to people with more privilege. Also a lot of the big Anti-Essjay people on Tumblr (and full-fledged Gamergaters, on Twitter) got their start as brony bloggers. Also it has the dubious honor of being I think the only time that Tumblr got a cease-and-desist on a fanart/RP blog (called fucking “Princess Molestia”) purely because of how gross and creepy it was, such that Hasbro felt it harmed their brand. Bronies stalked pretty much every major critic of their fandom for years, many of whom were minors. And they set the precedent for much of the ickiness of Steven Universe fandom. And it gets the most points for being the most innocent, undeserving show on this list. Like SU having multiple LGBTQ and neurodivergent-coded characters and romances means it was always going to attract Tumblr drama queens like moths to a. flame.  But there is absolutely no reason for fucking MY LITTLE PONY to have attracted the shitstorm it does.
  2. Supernatural and Sherlock, because didn’t they like harass the actors for the characters they ship together so much and their wives that they don’t do conventions anymore? Or something like that. Kind of the kings of Gross Yaoi Fangirl Behavior. Also IME hardcore Supernatural fans do the thing bronies used to do (when there were more of them) where they’re like super sea lions. They have sonar for anyone just saying “I don’t care for this show” and then you have like 50 notifications of them calling you all kinds of unmentionables.
  3. Steven Universe: basically the left-wing, female/non-binary, non-heterosexual equivalent of bronies. All the same behavior, all the same gross shit, but For Social Justice. And big on getting into Twitter fights with the creators. SU fans get a slight leg up on bronies because they’re mature enough to know not to ask voice actors questions at conventions about rape joke memes, but not mature enough to stop pestering the writers and animators about discourse.
  4. Harry Potter: okay, I’m breaking my own rule because I said I wouldn’t go after humongous fandoms. But when your discourse fights are so big that you have non-Tumblr-focused news sites talking about you (like, places beyond The Daily Dot/Vox/Bitch/etc.), it’s really really bad.

I can’t decide between these two so you get two #5s:

  • Every single thing Joss Whedon ever made: you can group them together because they all got the same bad discourse (this article from The Toast is a good summary), and even more because a lot of both non-SJ and mildly-SJ people take any criticism of it so damn personally. Like if you remember that really infamous Livejournal radfem takedown of Firefly, people were right to laugh at the majority of it, I mean she was arguing that interracial heterosexual relationships were inherently abusive! What the fuck! But it was funny how many nerd boys were just pissed that someone was calling Firefly sexist and racist in the first place, because “feminists should be grateful” blah blah blah ugh.
  • Glee, because I feel like Glee just hit every single space on the “bad fandom” bingo card. It didn’t quite go for the depth that the previous ones did, but it definitely deserves credit for breadth. Also my sister was super invested in like one of those Kurt shipping wars back in the day and she said there were people harassing Chris Colfer and Darren Criss for not dating in real life and creating weird conspiracy theories about it like they do with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman so, there you go. Glee also was, IIRC, one of the first shows that actively courted garbage Internet SJ Tumblr fandom. And even wrote the show around what those fans wanted! Ugh. 

Special booby prize award to every fandom that revolves around Internet reviewers or LPers. Like if you’re going to be gross about famous people’s personal lives and shipping them, make sure it’s actual famous and especially rich people who have publicists handling their Twitter accounts and all that. 

I almost certainly forgetting something, please respond with what you think I missed and your own personal lists.

Les Chevaliers…

so last night i was rereading house proud by astolat, aka the best harry potter fic there ever ever was, & then i started having Thoughts about hp wizards being the descendants of the fae cuz it just makes!! so much sense!!!

i am perpetually disappointed by so much of jkr’s world-building but this in particular bothers me so much cause like

she placed so much emphasis on blood lines & ~purity but the only ever used it as a shite allegory for racism

u know who gives a thousand shits about blood lines? the fae. u know who goes to great lengths to exist separately from humans? the fae. u know whose society is split into groups based on personality? the fae!!

the evolution of wizarding society makes so much more sense!! if u interpret them as being fae adapting to the changing world!!!

  • The good are never easy: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • The easy never good: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
  • Love it never happens like you think it really should: Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

a concept: Victor usually wakes up first in the mornings. So when Yuuri wakes to find Victor cuddled against him, breathing slowly and steadily, it’s a pleasant surprise. He brushes his fingers through Victor’s hair and Victor instinctively moves closer to him, gravitating towards Yuuri’s touch whether conscious or unconscious.

They have to leave soon, so regretfully Yuuri whispers to him in Japanese, trying to wake him. Victor hums, still asleep, and tangles a leg in between both of Yuuri’s. Yuuri kisses his forehead and his chest aches with unconditional love that could reverse the turn of the Earth, that could part the ocean, that could put out the embers of the sun. Five more minutes won’t hurt anyone.

About Keith and Leadership.

I’m honestly so tired of seeing all the “Keith is a horrible leader. He should never become the black paladin because he’s reckless and he sucks!” on my dash… especially those that use the rescue scene in Season 1 Episode 1 as an example. 

Funny enough, if you stop and really really pay attention to this entire scene, you will realize that it actually highlights a lot of Keith’s traits that would make him a successful leader for Team Voltron (or any team, for that matter):

→  Despite it not being in his initial plan, Keith was able to think, act, and then successfully lead a group of people he didn’t even know in a strategic manner despite the obstacles and limitations that unexpectedly arose.

→  He was able to maintain his cool while in a pinch, even while everybody else was freaking out and screaming at him about everything. As someone who works very closely with the military and leads a team of people in combating casualties when they occur, I can attest that remaining calm in the face of chaos is an invaluable leadership skill. If the leader is calm, the rest of the team will more likely be able to calm down and focus on the task at hand.

→  He was able to direct this panicking group of people to take action in order to execute his plan (such as guiding Hunk to use his weight to help them steer the overloaded hover bike), which from personal experience I can tell you is not easy.

→  He was able to make split-second, confident decisions at just the right time in order to further their escape. I can’t emphasize enough how making solid decisions in a pinch can truly be the difference between success and failure, even between life and death. That being said…

→  He understood that risks were necessary if the team as a whole was to have a chance at success. Sure, people are complaining about how he drove himself and the others off the edge of a cliff, but it was all part of a plan he was able to develop on the fly. If you recall, not a single one of them got hurt.

→ Also tied to the bullet above, Keith was confident in his own skills to know he could execute said plan. He was confident enough to tell the others among their terrified screams to trust him.

In the end, Keith was able to rescue Shiro and lead everyone else to safety with no casualties on their end.


Some examples from later in the series also display other excellent leadership qualities that Keith possesses:

→  He is a team player. He understands that they all need to work together in order to achieve their common goal, and he also understands that personal desires must sometimes be sacrificed in favor of what is right for the greater good.

→  He recognizes others’ efforts and lets them know that they are noticed and appreciated, like when he tells Hunk how invaluable his efforts were during their mission to retrieve scaultrite from the belly of the Weblum.

→  The team’s current leader appears to know him better than anyone else (and definitely knows him better than we know Keith due to the very limited information we have on his past), and strongly believes that Keith is capable of leading the group. 

Do none of these things count for anything? Because honestly, Keith sounds like an excellent albeit unwilling leader to me.

P.S. This is not a post claiming that Keith should be the Black Paladin, it is simply a post to prove that all those who say he has zero leadership skills are wrong.

THE SIGNS AS THINGS I'VE SAID BEFORE
  • Aries: People hold hands? Psh I can't relate, I throw hands like a real man.
  • Taurus: [puts on fake glasses] It's time to read some hoes.
  • Gemini: Me actually liking someone? Sounds fake, I just like the validation that I'm not complete trash.
  • Cancer: I'm internally screaming right now because the one day I decide to wear makeup I keep crying. My eyelashes are clumping together and I cannot. I refuse.
  • Leo: Do you ever see the sun and you're like ... Man, I'd love to punch it because same. I want to punch the sun so hard. My only chance to be fist-kissed by a hottie.
  • Virgo: I feel bad that I don't recycle. I just can't be inspired to do it because I still feel terrible about life after doing so. [throws water bottle in recycling bin] Oh look, I still have depression!
  • Libra: I want to have a flowery aesthetic... I need a group of friends that are always willing to take pictures of frolicking through flower fields.
  • Scorpio: I love the fact that no one really knows anything about me, but it also makes me kind of sad at the same time. What is my legacy besides being the mysterious and hot one?
  • Sagittarius: The only person in this world who will never break my heart is education connection lady. She's still in 2009 singing about her education experience and I refuse to believe anything different.
  • Capricorn: I've spent 10 hours of my life listening to the education connection song. If I don't make it to college, then I may as well just die.
  • Aquarius: Other people around me are always like "I LOVE YOU! OMG, I LOVE YOU!" Meanwhile I'm just eating my imaginary popcorn thinking about how much I hate everyone.
  • Pisces: I'm eating five hour old chicken nuggets and I'm sad. I don't think I'll finish them... I have to throw them away... This is probably the worst thing I've ever done in my life.
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But I guess I was never much of a writer (insp.)

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I finally get it now. I’m the spawn of satan, and I can’t escape my powers. I’ve always been afraid of facing, or even acknowledging them. But that was wrong.. This is me. This is also who I am 

lol a lot of people who watch skam are so fake. They came in and watched s3 because of the great “representation” that it had and kept talking about how important and “woke” it was. Fast forward to a few months later and they are already writing s4, a season about a Muslim girl and her struggles in Norway/the Western world, off as boring. It’s only been going on for a WEEK and they are already saying that it’s boring or disappointing? Why? Because it’s not about the two teenage white boys that they fetishize and call their “gay babies” and they’re not on screen making out? Is that why?? Stop being gross

Why do cis straight couples insist that without them there will be no population growth and we will all die out?? Like… bisexuals and pansexuals exist, trans and nonbinary people exist??

Being what you’ve conditioned everyone to believe is the “norm” doesn’t mean youre the only way we, as a species, can survive??? Take a step down and chill maybe??

if someone disagrees with you on an issue regarding race, that does not automatically mean they are racist.

if someone disagrees with you on an issue regarding feminism,  that does not automatically mean they are sexist.

if someone disagrees with you, that does not mean the other person is a terrible horrible person. 

Mentally ill nonbinaries are cool and awesome. Whether your mental illness has an impact on your gender or not, you’re still pretty amazing and there are so many people who are glad you exist. Like me! I’m glad you exist. Keep being you.

i can’t stop thinking about how fucking ridiculous periods are like

we have an internal organ that squeezes out its own lining once a month and we just like

take a painkiller, stuff a wad of cotton up our vagina, and go on with our daily lives

is that badass or what

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make me choose!

Real Frank Rants or Fake Frank Rants?
requested by Anonymus

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me @ those haters who’re trying to smear super junior members