since birth then

Ok but maybe Kylo’s faith in Snoke isn’t even misplaced fanatical belief. Maybe it’s what he clings to because it’s better to believe that Snoke is helping him and molding him into this righteous, powerful warrior than the alternative. It’s better to cling to that lie than to face the horrible truth that he has been preyed upon by a terrifying, tremendously powerful being that he can’t defend himself against or escape. Snoke has been inside his head since birth, and no one protected him, and he knows no one is coming to save him now. Compared to the absolute horror of acknowledging a life in which he is nothing but prey and has no control, it would seem better to cling to the idea that he chose this path for himself and is striving towards something better. 

mrs-n-uzumaki said:                                                                                                                            ikr, she deserves justice! 

A female character who was a part demon (or a Phoenix witch but this brand of witches was considered to inherently possess the dark powers/was equated to demons in the book of Shadows, i.e we saw Bianca’s mother conjuring a fireball and shimmering away with little Bianca) raised as a part of an assassin cult in an environment where she was brainwashed since birth into adopting that lifestyle but still found the strength to break away with Chris’ help. Even if it meant risking her life defying his psychotic mass murdering brother (and KNOWING Wyatt was going to kill her for betraying him. The only reason Wyatt was even able to turn Bianca - temporarily - back to darkness was because he threatened to send other assassins after Chris who were “going to bring home a body”).

Bianca and Chris were the only ones who had the guts to defy Wyatt and they were working like equal partners when doing so - Chris told her everything about his plan, he had complete faith in Bianca being able to get away and fight off Wyatt’s demons if necessary, her only request to him was that Chris comes back alive. Because she didn’t for so much as a minute doubt that “he was the only one who could do it” nor feared that Chris gets off track and loses the sight of what they believed in even in the impossible circumstances.

It was a fascinating trope subversion because Bianca was the one who started out on the dark path, with Chris being her inspiration to reconsider her lifestyle and she was the one who temporarily reverted back to her old ways. Whilst Chris - even in his darkest moments - always kept the sense of right and wrong, never deviated from his mission (when Bianca tells him Wyatt spares Chris the latter prefers to orb out and face potential death as he was getting weakened by her spell than to reject his morals and beliefs, give up on saving his brother OR enabling said brother’s reign of terror in the future) and never repeated morally wrong acts again (even when the situation got so desperate Chris was about to be wiped from existence or when he had days to prevent Wyatt’s kidnapping. When he had an option to sacrifice himself he picked that option MULTIPLE times around and only ever asked from his family to “take care” and “not give up” as he was ceasing to exist or bleeding to death).

It was important that when Bianca did slip/get off track Chris revoked their engagement - he was not going to enable toxic behaviors or engage in toxic relationships. But even then he asked her to “not give up on everything they fought for” - he emphasized that it’s important to remain true to your ideals not just because your romantic partner wants it but for your OWN sake.

And it was obvious Bianca DIDN’T want to embrace the darkness again because she tells Chris she “hopes they can find another way” to defeat Wyatt. As well as proceeds to sacrifice her life to ensure Chris can “finish what they started”.

Another fascinating trope subversion about their story is that when you’d THINK Chris’ arc is going to be a stereotypical revenge driven quest/character assassination for shock value it does NOT turn out to be like that.

After Bianca’s murder Chris is angry and hurt and he admits if he “can’t save Wyatt he will stop him” - except we later find out the furthest Chris was willing to take it was to bind Wyatt’s powers. Which is what Grams plotted to do to her grandchildren right before her death, what Piper wanted to do in the alternative future to her daughter and what Paige actively attempted with Richard, originally against his direct wishes (despite his abuse of magic versus Wyatt’s reign of terror are even laughable to compare and despite Richard NEVER deliberately setting out to hurt anyone). Then there was Piper who actually SAID the idea of “killing Wyatt to save him” in Imaginary Friends when he was corrupted again did cross her mind (Chris never considered killing either little Wyatt OR adult Wyatt an option despite having every chance to).

But apparently only Chris “deserved” to be kicked out of the house and nearly sent to certain death for considering a perfectly reasonable option that did not involve hurting Wyatt in any way (despite the innumerable ways in which Wyatt had hurt him. And despite Piper actually getting an innocent man killed - with Leo being a part of that plot - because “his destiny was to die” and because she chose her family over Miles’ life. Phoebe went as far as to use Chris’ appearance “for inspiration” and objectify him in order to get her former classmate/ex gang leader killed after being the one to break him out of jail in the first place. And clearly having learned nothing about not using magic to punish mortals. But again - it was a different set of standards for Chris even though he was the only one to actually face consequences and disproportional retribution for his questionable acts. Watching his family die or almost die in both timelines, blaming himself for it - “this is all MY fault” - being physically assaulted by said family multiple times, being told he was “not family”, being kicked out of the house he grew up in, being almost sent to a horrific future where his own brother was going to kill him, literally ceasing to exist, being left by his father again for half a year to play a fatherly figure to the brother in whose favor Chris was originally neglected; and dying a painful sacrificial death and STILL encouraging his father to choose Wyatt over him in his final moments - that does not even cover it all).

In Witchstock Chris is shown to be still grieving Bianca, he is walled up and emotionally distant, avoids talking about it but he is OVERLY focused on the mission. He remarks about Paige not showing up in time for the vanquish like she usually does, he keeps Piper a company for weeks/months after Phoebe and Paige have moved out of the manor (but Chris totally ~avoided and ~hated Piper. And him keeping a distance from her after the reveal of his identity was totally not influenced by the same psychological reasons and fear of loss as Piper’s initial avoidance of Paige), he proves himself to Grams by using wits and cleverness.

Chris remained TRUE to his promise to Bianca to finish what they had been working on, what she sacrificed her life to make sure he can accomplish - and in a tragic way, Chris also ended up sacrificing his life for the cause THEY both had been fighting for.

Meanwhile, ANOTHER half-demon character - a male (Cole to be specific) - who abused his romantic partner non-stop and tried to kill her family multiple times around, who was shown to laugh like a maniac when murdering people even after he and Phoebe got together (with Prue correctly noting that “once a demon always a demon”) and who had to be vanquished multiple times while he was in a process of trying to murder Phoebe’s sisters got a “redemptive” episode. Whilst Phoebe got a trophy husband (which her morally warped quest when she was abusing magic for personal gain and “playing with people’s lives” in alphabetic order was all about) in a form of Coop -

- and guess WHO was the one to come back to past AGAIN to help her get her happy ending?

Right, same nephew whose life supposedly didn’t matter beyond “coming back and warning them about Wyatt and that’s ALL”. Chris, however, never got a proper happy ending where his romantic life was concerned and neither did Bianca and last we saw of her was her being impaled on a broken table leg.

Bianca who outwardly called her mother out on telling her “you don’t feel a thing when you kill” BECAUSE it was not just her being good for Chris’ sake but for her OWN sake as she did NOT feel comfortable with the lifestyle she had been brainwashed since childhood into embracing was denied a happy ending but Cole got a last ditch redemption and a respectful send off. Whilst Wyatt - who killed Bianca - had both Bianca and Chris sacrificing their lives for HIS redemption. And we didn’t even get ONE reference to Bianca when Chris and Wyatt payed the past versions of their family a visit again in Forever Charmed.

Music

Thanks @queen-maple-howell for tagging me! ^_^

Rules: put your music on shuffle and write down the first ten songs, then tag ten mutuals

1) Not Today- BTS

2) Sweet Child o’ Mine- Guns and Roses

3) Rolling in the Deep- Adele

4) Kids in the Dark- All Time Low

5) Weak- AJR

6) Drown- Bring me the Horizon

7) Angel- The Digital Daggers

8) Colors- Halsey

9) City- Hollywood Undead

10) Drones- Muse

I tag: @i-am-your-highlady @lovebirdlester @danisnotatoaster @nonbinaryphan @thathumanwiththecatears @killermess @clueless-since-birth @ellieisnotapotato @xyalovegood 

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The Swamp Mud is a metaphor, her metaphor. She’s a sophisticated witch with extraordinary gifts. Hiding out as a hippie swamp rat. From humble hillbilly stocks, she’s been a witch since birth. Her power and humanity separating her from everyone around her. In fact, those around her tried endlessly to destroy her in order to mask their own evil purposes. Yet she rose from the ashes stronger than ever, more fully realized. A living testament to the greater ideals of our coven. Power, compassion, and uniqueness. We are lucky to have found her and she us.

  • Yoosung: Why do you always turn everything into a joke?
  • 707: Generally, it’s to avoid confronting the very real and difficult issues that most proper adults have to deal with.

You’ve been forced to suppress your superpower since birth out of fear. On your 21st, you decide you’ve had enough and seek revenge on all of humanity. The problem is your superpower is a little… Lame.

Meeting Drarry shippers in public

So I was in the Harry Potter section of Hot Topic a couple weeks back looking for more Slytherin stuff (you can never have enough) and there was an EXTREMELY talkative employee stocking the shelves next to me with T-shirts. He noticed I was already wearing a Slytherin t-shirt so I guess he took the hint that I was a slightly obsessive fan. I have no idea. Anyways, naturally he started up a conversation with me.
“So are you a fan, or are you like… you know… a FAN?” He had asked me. And I knew EXACTLY what he meant. So I told him I was the second option (he winked at me) and had a Tumblr dedicated to Harry Potter (I didn’t tell him that my Tumblr was the gayest thing since my birth because I thought that might weird him out. Anyways).
So of course he had to ask me who my favorite fanfiction authors were, which surprised me because I would not have guessed he read fanfiction. This just goes to show how painfully prejudiced I am without even being aware of it. So I said @julietsemophase and saras_girl and his eyes got SO BIG OMG
and he just goes
“YOU BELIEVE IN DRARRY TOO?”
And I swear he had the biggest smile on his face and it was SO funny to me.
Like here I am in Hot Topic, and this guy has to be in his late 20’s. He’s really genuinely attractive, looks like he works out, long hair, and definitely not my idea of a nerdy Fangirl type. At all. And here he is, flipping out in the middle of the store about gay wizards. It was a truly magical experience. I love making new friends.

men don’t abuse women because they haven’t learned how to cry+show emotions in a healthy way; they abuse women because since birth, through parenting and media and the overall surrounding culture they are taught that women are subhuman, made to exist in the control of men. men exercise this control through violence, with their entitlement translating into epidemic levels of rape and domestic violence.

simply telling men it’s ok to cry wont help women; an abuser can both cry and abuse you know!! society protecting women’s rights and showing zero tolerance towards rape and violence against women will help, and that’s what we should be focusing on instead of engaging with mra types who have no empathy for anyone but themselves

My best m8 (and #1 d.va fan), @geraltsbooty, leveled up today! Pls go wish him a happy birthday and maybe give him a follow too, bc he is the bee’s knees ♥ 

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Reluctant soulmate!AU??? Person A is a dreamer that’s been thinking about soulmates their whole life and person B is a cynic that thinks soulmates are bullshit. Person A and B meet and get off on the wrong foot. They become “enemies” despite being soulmates (whether or not they know that right away is up to you) and they ever so slowly fall in love and realize they mean the world to each other and it has nothing to do with the birthmarks or the ink that’s been staining their skin since birth.

It’s the complete package! You’ve got your enemies to friends to lovers, your soulmate!AU, and your slow-burn! Throw in a fake date somewhere in there and everyone will probably die!