“We all have one thing in common - we want to be loved for who we are. We need to celebrate our differences. For instance, I’m gay. I’m not bragging about it but I’ve always been afraid to say it and I’m not anymore. I want this place to be a safe space where everyone feels free to be themselves. Welcome to Degrassi.”
Lup and Barry talk to each other about nearly everything. What would be the point in secrets after being together for so long, in such close proximity to their family? There isn’t much that’s ever secret on the ship (with one glaring exception that they won’t know about for a while yet), what with how long the whole crew has been together and how well they know each other by now.
So Barry told Lup about his conversation with Taako. He’d never heard Taako talk like that and he wasn’t sure what else to do. But Lup should know about it, right? She should at least know.
Lup isn’t… surprised that her brother would cope with all of this by pulling away from people. She knows him too well, she knows it’s hard for him to open up to begin with. She’s worried, though, because there’s a difference between keeping people away and seeing them as already dead. He’s not a cold person, but there are times when he’s colder than he used to be.
She can’t lose Taako. She can’t lose any of them, but especially not her brother. She can’t stand by and watch Taako become someone unfamiliar and distant.
The last time they talk, after the advice, he tries to make her laugh. For a moment there are no relics destroying the world, no Hunger chasing them - it’s just Lup having a bad day and Taako trying to make it better. This is her brother; when people meet Taako, this is who she wants them to know.
And she has a plan to make things better for all of them before things get any worse. She’ll explain why she had to go on her own when she gets back; she’ll be back soon.
There are so many things I love about Skin Deep and Rumbelle.
But one of my absolute favourite twists on OUAT is that their Beauty and the Beast story starts with ending a war. I… can’t really explain why, but the idea that Beauty in this story is not simply making a deal with the Beast to save her father (or -in some versions- is basically being sold by her father who already made the deal with the Beast so he would let him go home), this Beauty is a peacemaker. OUAT’s Belle is a nobelwoman in a town under siege. A nobelwoman in a war council room, who is kind and gentle but at the same time has this incredible strength to her. She is someone who is not just capable of finding solutions that others wouldn’t have thought of (in this case summoning the Dark One) she is also the person who is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her people. The stakes are much higher than in any other BatB adaptation I know and that just gives this really interesting vibe to that very first scene.
But it’s not just that it made (at least to me) Belle someone who is instantly a fascinating character. I also love how the Ogre Wars are something that played an extremely important role in both Rumple’s and Belle’s lives.
I mean, here we have these two people who couldn’t come from more different backgrounds, born 300 years apart… and yet… war brings them together, in a way. The same kind of war, that so long ago ruined Rumplestiltskin’s life and ultimately made him who he is (after all if there were no Ogre Wars, he wouldn’t have become the Dark One).
But it’s also interesting what kind of role they played in the Ogre Wars. Rumple was a soldier, who suffered because the nobels who ruled that territory (probably) couldn’t care less for their subjects. Rumple in that situation didn’t have any power or privilege. 300 years later he is the one with all the power, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he finds himself fascinated by- and later falls for this young noblewoman, who is willing to give up all her privilege and her freedom to save her own subjects. Belle becomes what Rumplestiltskin once was (a peasant/servant, someone whose life is basically in the hands of their master(s)) -what fate he later escaped from!- willingly, so she can save people like Spinner Rumple and Bae. And I don’t think that’s something Rumplestiltskin saw many times in his long life.
There are many important things about Rumbelle, and the Ogre Wars being a shared experience (even if from totally different POV’s - but imo, that’s what makes it interesting) is probably not one of the most important ones. But damn, it’s fascinating.
I’m here to give you a warning. Leave me and the people around me alone. And what if I don’t? If you don’t, I’ll come and find you, no matter where you may be. I’ll end our first encounter with just this warning but if I ever come to see you a second time, you will die.
this moment is literally clawing at my existence, because clarke is so terrifyingly calculating, instinctive and shady here. like yall would think she is being sarcastic, but girl really just wants the world to fucking devour this man in front of her (emerson, the one who tried to kill her mere hours ago but failed).
the way she bends him to her will so easily, by releasing the air from his oxygen tank until the hand reaches 6 (literally limiting his life on earth) is so gripping in a very dark way, because she has the power to get what she wants and needs.
and then there is the moment where emerson is like “ya clarke listen, i will never make it without more time” but she just goes
instead. and that line makes me wanna flip tables so bad, because she doesn’t give two shits about him here lmao. like seriously, this scene haunts me
quite a few people say that clarke has been turned into someone who can come up
with the most cold-hearted plans and be clinical and bloody, but those people who think like that literally miss the point of this scene (and a few others). because this goddamn scene shows that
this is a side of her that has always existed in one way or another.this is who she can be if she wants to. especially when she
is the one who decides to move the fucking pieces.
Heeeey so I was surfing through your tumblr and I just realized that I'm in love with your art style and I was wondering if u cold draw a DJWifi comic (since I don't see many round here) and a drawing of them making out on that cage so thx a lot ♥♥
guess who got her computer fixxxxeeedddd me.
Anyways no a comic just a quick doodle of DJWifi announcing their pregnancy to their best friends. <3