i just wanna say for any of u that arent british the sun literally has zero credibility in the uk. like everybody knows it as a sleazy tabloid thats racist, sexist and full of shit. it has a section dedicated to pictures of topless women and one of it’s columnists is katie hopkins, literally the most hated woman in Britain. like its widely read and popular but it’s reputation is probably the lowest of the low
“You’ll be alright, no one can hurt you now. Come morning light, you and I’ll be safe and sound.”
Ya’ll asked for a the backstory for the Sun/Moon Spirit AU and ya’ll gonna regret asking for it tbh.
During the ancient times, there existed two of the most prominent tribes on land; the Sun Tribe and the Moon Tribe.
Adrien and Mari were the respective gods of their respective tribes. They were fairly young spirits at this time. Spirits don’t age after 21.
Both tribes co-existed peacefully until a war broke out over land and authority. The Sun Tribe insisted on ruling over the moon tribe, believing they were superior.
The Moon Tribe, of course, fought back and they fought back harshly. To the point where Adrien displayed himself to the humans to reason out. Mari tried to do the same.
In the time of absolute chaos and anger, common sense flew out the window and the war continued.
Mari had been attacked and fought the Sun Tribe and Adrien had fought the Moon Tribe.
Due to the tribes being connected to Adrien and Mari, their own emotions were inflicted towards their gods. Mari was forced to ‘hate’ Adrien and vice versa.
Adrien and Mari fought at the peak of the war, a fight completely out of their will as spirits. At the time, they were allowed to see each other but never did. This was their first physical meeting.
It’s said that the Earth was practically shook from the fight; thunderstorms, hail, tornados, near floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and more, it was all present during the fight that lasted 3 days.
Adrien and Mari’s role as the strongest spirits and the eldest was a main factor for this.
The gods broke their fight apart, fearing that they were damaging the Earth too severely out of their own will and also because, seeing both, they feared that Adrien and Mari could become entities stronger than even them.
They banished the Sun and Moon Tribes.
And erased a whole year’s worth of Adrien and Mari’s memory.
They banned Mari and Adrien from ever seeing each other apart from the eclipses, fearing that if they saw each other too often, they would begin to remember the erased memories and begin to feel the inflicted emotions of the tribes back then, leading to another fight out of their will.
Adrien and Mari both believe their injuries, bruises and cuts all over their bodies were from a fight against someone a long time ago, though when asked, neither seem to remember.
Adrien has cuts everywhere around his back, including a massive cut right on his tattoo. It’s healed and had begun to fade over the decades.
Mari has cuts down her leg everywhere from fights that’s hidden under her long skirt.
Unhealthy reccomendation; listening to ‘Safe and Sound’ by Taylor Swift and the The Civil Wars whilst thinking of this and even worse, when drawing it.
So lately I have seen a lot of in-fighting between various ‘ship factions’ and such amongst the fandom, which despite the fact I don’t approve, I have no control over. However I have seen some try to bring these fights to the cast and crew of the show, and it has never gone down well. I would just like you all to step back for a moment and think about where you are. This is just a show. Yes you care deeply about these ships and characters, and there are valid issues and worries that should be addressed, but petty fighting and attacking will do us no good. Especially not when it gets to the point that a cast member feels alienated and as if part of a witch hunt to the point that they seclude themselves from the fan base.
If feel it is as a good time as any to remind all you that the cast and crew are PEOPLE and despite how much you might think it, they do not owe us anything. As much as you might think you are owed the ships you seek for whatever reason, the decision lays purely in the hands of the crew and we must respect their choices and decisions, regardless of our view on them. Your ships may happen, they may not. Either way it is no one’s “fault” as it is not a problem. If the crew wish to interact with the fandom that is up to them, but this does not mean that we are guaranteed or owed any say in the show. We certainly aren’t entitled to starting a barrage of blaming and attacks on the crew. This does nothing and is not productive in any way. It’s time for a reality check.
If you don’t like the show, leave it.
If you have criticisms, express them respectfully.
If you are interacting with members of the show, remember that they are people.