It was the perfect disease we had Something to argue and scream about Who do I see about contracting it back? And locking it somewhere it cant get ripped out It was the perfect disease we had And its absence lies a painful fact We all need someone to drive us mad
So recently the word “abuse” has been thrown around the rwby
fndm. Most recently this post has used it. Now, as someone who has been mentally and emotionally abused by someone, it’s
pissing me off that this word is being used so wrongly and people are nodding
their heads in agreement to it. The only ship that is abusive is Adam/Blake and
subsequently any ship with Adam in it. Bumbleby and Black Sun are not in
any way shape or form abusive. Why? Let me tell you what abuse actually is and
why we need to stop throwing this word around just to put down another ship.
So let’s start with the elephant in the room.
What that person posted, stating Bumbleby is abusive. Because it’s not. Nothing
points to abuse or either of them being an abuser. Some people shout and spout “BUT
WHAT ABOUT THE LASER POINTER?!?!? THAT IS RACIST AND ABUSIVE! YANG SHOULDN’T
HAVE DONE THAT!” etc, etc. While I can see where the racist one is coming from,
how in god’s name is that abuse? Look, admit it. With friends or family, we all
have done shit that accidently brought harm to the ones we love. We all have
said things that might have pulled on someone’s heart strings the wrong way. We
made have been too rough and brought bodily harm, or did something that we
unknowingly had a bad reaction to the other. We all have done that at one point or another because we are all human
beings and make mistakes.
Does that make us all abusers? No. It’s doesn’t. Yang using a laser pointer
is not abusive because if Blake did find that offensive (because we did not see
if she felt that way or not) I’m sure she would have straight up told Yang not
to do that and Yang would stop. She is not the person to harm others intentionally.
Yang is the ‘mom’ of team RWBY and has shown time and time again caring deeply
for her sister and friends and putting them first before herself. That, and
since v2, we have not seen Yang do
the same thing. Saying that is abuse is a weak claim.
“BUT YANG PUSHED BLAKE!” Others add on.
Yes, but only after Blake wasn’t
listening. Yang tried talking to Blake to rest, she tried telling her that she
did the same thing as a child, letting something consume her thoughts to the
point she not only nearly killed herself but her sister killed as well, and
Blake still did not give. She had no
choice. It was her last option. We also know Yang’s strength. She has shattered
a paladin with one fist, she has carried a large speaker over her shoulder no
problem, and she has broken a stone wall while her hand was covered in a sheet
of thick ice. Yang could easily have
done damage to Blake with a single push yet it was more of a ‘tap’. Also,
Yang pushed Blake to drive home the point that she, Blake, was in no condition
to fight Roman, let alone the White Fang.
Sometimes you need to get a little rough to get someone to listen. Don’t
out right yell and give them bodily harm, no. But sometimes when there is
nothing else to do, a slap to the head is needed.
Now I am not only going to talk Bumbleby here because
from what I heard, people were calling out Sun as an abuser because of the
events of 4.3. Sun is not an abuser. At most, he’s an airhead. He might not realize
what he has done is creepy but his heart is in the right place. Yes, looking
into a window of a bedroom, a private place, is wrong and creepy and following
someone around for at least six months in a cloak and not telling them is the
same deal. But he is not being abusive. He is making dumb decisions and Blake did call him out on his shit in 4.3. And
by looking at Sun’s face, it looked like he realized he messed up and should
not have done that. Sun only wants to help Blake and make sure she is okay,
just like Yang. Both care deeply for her and only want to make sure she has the
best. You want to know abuse? We have two abusers in the show right now. First
Taurus. He is Blake’s abuser. We
have seen him act creepy around Blake, pretty much saying, “If I can’t have
you, no one can.” He back handed, bitch slapped Blake so hard she fell to the ground, stunned. He also stabbed her in the abdomen
and tried to decapitate her. Adam tried to MURDER Blake. We also
saw the fear and horror on Blake’s face when she saw Adam again. She was
petrified of him. While we do not know all about their past together, we can
gather from what Adam did and Blake’s reaction when seeing him again, it was
bad. Adam physically assaulted Blake and who knows what else he has done to
her. Adam is an abuser. The actions of what Yang and Sun did don’t come nowhere
near what Blake suffered through with Adam.
Now you may ask, “Kae! Who is the other abuser?”
Weiss’ father, Jacques. We have not seen him be physically abusive to Weiss (or
to his other children) but he has been mentally and emotionally abusive. In the
first episode of v3, he cuts Weiss’ money off for not answering his call. He
pulled the same thing to Winter (she told Weiss that in 3.4). From what we can
gather also, he was far from pleased
that Weiss went to Beacon, not Atlas. After Ironwood left, Jacques was putting
Weiss down, trying to control her and pretty much gave her no choice when he brought
up singing for an event. Jacques does what he can do put Weiss down and manipulate
her, ignoring how she feels about things. That is mental and emotional abuse.
Weiss has hate for her father. We can see it in her face in 4.2 and her reaction
when Winter is talking about him in 3.4. Again, as someone who is in a similar situation,
it points to all signs of abuse and reminds me of what I have to go through.
Now one more point I want to bring up as a side
note. What Tai did wasn’t abusive either. It was shocking to hear him said that
but Yang took it fine. Unfortunately, it was never established before that Yang
and Tai have a relationship like that where they can do things like that. While
I may not have reacted great to what Tai said for reasons, he wasn’t really
being abusive. And as I stated before, we all do and say things that may harm
someone we love when we didn’t mean for that. That does not make us an abuser
and neither does it make Tai one.
The fact people are throwing this word around like it can be
applied to any ship is asinine. Yang, Sun, and even Tai are not abusers. Adam
and Jacques are. Just because you hate a ship doesn’t mean you can use that
word to slander it.
Yang nearly lost her life
trying to protect Blake form her actual abuser and Sun is risking his to make
sure she is okay. Neither have shown any signs of wanting to harm Blake or
control her. How people see either one as an abuser baffles me. This needs to stop now.
The fic I had fun writing: My True Love Gave To Me - this year’s Christmas AU. I took JUST over a week to write 50k words, based on a Lifetime Christmas movie and it was such a ride.
The fic that stressed me out a lot but ended up okay:this would have to be In the Moment (we’re lost and found) because I did not write the entire fic before posting. And that just stresses me out to do that. I just wanted to know I could do it and I definitely could but I do not want to try it again.
The most popular fic I have: This one is stillLet Your Heart Be Light. I think it will ALWAYS be Let Your Heart Be Light.
O ship, ship, wherefore art thou ship? Deny thy lover, refuse thy kiss. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my ship, and I will no longer be mentally sane. Cit Cristina Magaldi #friendsproclamingtheirloveforshipping
Okay guys. Before we go into tonight’s episode, I want to talk something out. I did a little bit of talking about this on Twitter, but I want to get more in depth with it here. I know a lot of you are probably nervous about the Lau/river scenes in tonight’s episode, especially if you’ve noticed they’ve cribbed some Olicity dialogue.
(forgive me for this gif)
I know everyone’s first reaction is to hurl in their mouth a little (it’s okay, I totally did too). But my next reaction was to HOWL with laugher. Because this was totally stolen from Olicity.
If for no other reason, this should not bother us because the writers can’t even be arsed to come up with original dialogue for these two. But I do believe this parallel is on purpose. And I will tell you why if you follow me just a little bit further.