screw this kid

"copycat” still really bothers me

i’m sure i’m not the first person to notice this but i’m rewatching the show and the episode “copycat” just gets me so annoyed and irritated because of how adrien was written in that episode. this is probably the episode where we have the most blatant, explicit evidence of one of adrien’s flaws (i.e. his jealousy) and he is at no point forced to be held accountable for his actions. 

adrien quite literally causes an akuma because of his jealousy. but he is not forced to apologize to theo for lying about his relationship with ladybug, he’s not forced to apologize to ladybug for lying about said relationship without her consent, and adrien himself is not allowed time in the episode to acknowledge his jealousy, find fault in it, and learn from his mistake. 

adrien as a character already has this annoying habit of being presented as the “perfect boy” who very rarely makes mistakes and is idolized for it. not just by marinette. by pretty much everyone. “jackady” had this really strange scene where gabriel and ladybug were staring at adrien’s modeling shots and gushing about how “flawless” and “perfect” he is. and most of adrien’s arguably negative qualities (e.g. his occassional inability to take things seriously in battle, his naivete, his occasional impulsiveness as chat noir, etc.) are often presented in ways that either make us sympathize with his behavior or find it endearing. 

“copycat” is probably one of the only (if not the only) episodes where adrien is very clearly doing something wrong. he’s angry that theo likes ladybug so much so he lies about his relationship with ladybug and tells theo they’re a thing so that he can back off and chat noir can have ladybug all to himself. 

the problem is that the show doesn’t call out adrien for this jealousy. about the only time it does is when plagg makes a dig at him right when adrien realizes who the akuma is. 

and despite this, adrien merely rolls his eyes at plagg and scoffs at the comment as if it’s a joke. that was the perfect opportunity for adrien to take just a few seconds to say “you’re right. i should’ve never lied and let myself get jealous. that was wrong of me.”

about the best we can get is when chat noir acknowledges that he was the one who caused the akuma so he’s the one who has to go and get himself out of it. but at no point does he tell ladybug why this happened (especially because it involves her) and at no point does he vocalize the mistake he made, i.e. the fact that he let his jealousy take over. 

then this is where the episode really starts to bother me

he calls out ladybug for not showing up to the statue unveiling. they actually make chat noir take time in the middle of his screw up to basically tell ladybug “well maybe you’d know what’s going on if you showed up this morning.” ladybug had done nothing wrong in regards to this akuma. we’re dealing with her phone stealing and her bad time management on the side, but this has nothing to do with the akuma. if anyone’s mistakes should be being highlighted here, it’s adrien’s. 

but the episode continues to just let adrien get away with the fact that he lied. ladybug praises chat noir for his honesty and for the fact that he’s never lied to ladybug about anything (hello, irony) and normally this would be a pretty good moment for chat noir to at least look guilty. but instead he merely thanks her for the compliment and continues fighting anyway. 

and then it gets even worse because the one who apologizes at the end of the episode is ladybug!! she apologizes to theo for not showing up to the unveiling! which, fine ok, but where was adrien’s apology? where was his opportunity to explain to ladybug that he messed up for lying about their relationship, causing this akuma, and putting ladybug in danger?

it’s replaced with chat noir’s angst about his crush not being returned. 

we feel bad for him at the end of this episode because his “crush was crushed.” let alone that he let his jealousy get the better of him and lied to a stranger about ladybug and his relationship behind her back. we end the episode feeling sympathy for chat noir because ladybug doesn’t feel the same way for him. mr. perfect finally has an episode where he screws up and the show does not allow him to take sufficient responsibility for it and own up to his mistake. 

and it further annoys me that this happened because anytime marinette messes up, she almost always apologizes. when she didn’t listen to chloe and caused her to be akumatized? she apologized to her for not listening to her. when she yelled at lila and caused her to be akumatized because of her own jealousy? she apologized to lila for being so mean to her. marinette is continuously asked to own up to her mistakes and apologize for them (as she should) meanwhile the one time adrien screws up, he gets let off for it. 

idk man, it just gets me upset that adrien got it so easy in this episode. he should’ve apologized to theo. he should’ve told ladybug the truth. he should’ve owned up to the fact that his jealousy was totally unwarranted. 

  • Alex: THE FLOOR IS-
  • All of floor nineteen: *jump onto nearest couch/chair/table*
  • Alex: -loving me.
  • Magnus: *falls from seat onto the floor*
camp camp characters as things i have heard/said today at school
  • max: what the fuck
  • nikki: *kicking cones across the gym floor* oh god. I'm so sorry. this is my job - it's my job to destroy, like everything
  • neil: I'm too fucking smart to be in this class, teacher
  • preston: I'm gonna prove you wrong by becoming a broadway actor. I'll kick your ass while tap dancing across stage
  • nerris: my wizard101 friends would say otherwise, check and mate
  • harrison: the deck of cards disappeared because I shoved them up my ass, dude
  • ered: haha it's lit!! wait. no don't walk away I'm trying to be cool
  • nurf: I'll kick your ass into the moon if you don't stop insulting the flower I drew, fucker
  • dolph: crayons are literally my savior
  • space kid: screw getting married in space. I'm gonna LIVE and DIE in space
  • david: I'm what the kids call Fun and Relatable!!
  • gwen: alright can everyone shut up I'm having a crisis. let me get through this in peace
  • quartermaster: no don't look in there. I mean it's not like there's a dead body in there or anything haha

“I wish I could suceed.” -Minho

don’t worry minho, we as a fandom will fight for you to be back with the other boys ♡ we all love, and u’ve already suceeded in our hearts ♡ fighting !!!!

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Thank you WWE for making Dean happy.

For 27 years this guy probably felt worthless and unloved and for the past four years, you’ve let us fans prove how much he’s loved and how much he’s worth. Most wrestlers celebrate with their family after winning a title by going backstage, but Dean celebrates with us the WWE universe and loves us because we accepted the “screwed up” kid from Ohio with a broken but big heart with all his imperfections and faults. And for that, we made him happy and to feel human once more,so I can’t thank you enough WWE for seeing his potential and accepting him when no one else would. Because you gave him a family in Roman and Seth, and also us the WWE Universe because we also became Deans family.

Thank you WWE for giving Dean the family he deserves

I’m generally not one to piss on other people’s headcanons, and as someone who often struggled with disability accommodations at university, I can totally sympathise with those posts talking about how amazing it must be to have access to magic.

All that said, given that the institutions of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World are explicitly based on Rowling’s experiences as a single mother on public assistance in post-Thatcher Britain, I can’t help but think about all the new and fascinating ways they must have discovered to fail to accommodate people. And not just for physical disabilities - that the Wizarding World has essentially no concept of mental health care is near as anything to canon, if you read between the lines.

Like, Hogwarts must be screwing disabled kids in ways we can’t even imagine. Magic’s a knife that cuts both ways.

I found the comment where Mortis (sorta) answered somebody asking if the Queen and Batter were supposed to be surrogate parents.

I’m not sure precisely what the Batter and Queen were created for, but somehow the idea of them being intended to be parents for Hugo somehow makes it all even WORSE imo, like

Can you imagine fucking up so badly in making some replacement family members that one leaves you unattended basically all the time and the other straight-up murders you??  Yeesh.

  • Ivy: Tickets are $550 each. No exceptions.
  • Jacinda: Are you kidding me? It's a kids ballet recital. Who would pay that much for a ticket? I'm literally only interested in going to support my kid. Who are these people showing up? And you're telling me all the other kids' parents and grandparents are fine with paying $550 each to see their kid hop around AFTER paying a huge amount to the studio each month for lessons? No. Nuh-uh. Not buying it.