since i always seem to like things and characters and ships that everyone else hates

SasuSaku best explained

“ People constantly say Sasuke never changed or treated her well and act like she just took his abuse constantly and never stood up for herself. She was legitimately preparing to kill him at one point. And right here when finally, after everything they’ve been through, all the tears, everything she’s done and grown through because of her love for him, he apologizes to her. And she breaks down because she knows it’s sincere. But she tells him “you should be, you damn idiot”. If you think Part 1 Sakura or even first arc of Shippuden Sakura would’ve EVER said that to him you’re wrong. That’s growth. She sees him as a person and an equal not an unattainable prince she dreams about and obsesses over. Sasuke grew as well! He learned the truth about his family, he flip flopped on his life’s philosophy over and over again, and he finally had his huge confrontation with Naruto they always wanted. In the end, he married her. Which to me means he sees her as a person and an equal now as well. Whereas when they were kids he found her constant idolizing and affection towards him annoying and had to be cruel to her because she’d interpret anything else as an invitation to join him on his path of self-destruction. It’s actually a really well-developed and mutually respectful relationship if you’re mature enough to notice how they both had to change perspectives and reevaluate the other’s place in their lives in order to make it work.“


This is describes their relationship completely, I don’t think anyone could have put it any better than this.

By the way, before I start admiring just how amazing this is, this is a YouTube comment I saw, I didn’t even know that someone could manage to describe their relationship in one easy paragraph, well I have, but at least not with a hate comment following it.

Before people even begin to try to say, “Well Sarada isn’t Sakura’s daughter,” please look at this:

This is at the very end of Naruto Gaiden, where Karin confirms that Sarada is not Karin’s daughter, she’s Sakura’s daughter. Even Kishimoto explained this. Even if it doesn’t end up being brought up in the animated version of Naruto Gaiden, it’s still cannon that Sarada Uchiha is Sakura’s daughter. Kishimoto even pointed out that he had purposefully tried to give them similar facial features and he tried to give them similar personalities with only a little bit of Sauke’s mixed in (even though she seems to be a perfect mix of both her parents).

Now that we’ve got that confirmed, let’s talk about this.

Firstly, why are people acting as if Sasuke left for no reason whatsover?? This is why he left:

Sasuke isn’t leaving the village because he just decided: 

“Well, lol I don’t want to raise my child or have anything to do with my wife so I gtg”

This guy left because he actually ended up feeling immense guilt for what he did. He feels guilty because all Naruto, Sakura, and even Kakashi showed him was love and he returned the favor with pure hatred. Yet, none of them ever stopped believing that they could set him on the right path. Even when everyone else did. All of them still hanged in there until the very end. Just because Sasuke didn’t yell or get angry like Naruto, or cry or punch something like Sakura, doesn’t mean he doesn’t have feelings.

He just tries to keep a calm exterior, but you can’t convince me that their hasn’t been any character growth their since Shonen Jump or the beginning of Shippuden. Because there was lots of it with Sasuke. Just because it wasn’t as visible as it was with all the other characters in the series doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen.

Now, for those who dislike SasuSaku, I don’t blame you the ship was written sort of vaguely, we never really got to learn exactly how Sasuke felt. But Sasuke himself is a very vague person, and he’s come a long way with that. Even though he’s still fairly vague about how he feels.. But Sasuke and Sakura have a different type of love, it’s not going to be as straightforward as NaruHina, InoSai or ShikaTema. Honestly even BoruSara is more straightforward than this one and it isn’t even cannon. But they still love each other, those shallow, niave people in the fandom who probably barely even know what love is, or have never experienced it (in a romantic way) probably may not understand, but their are some of us who do.

Also, even if you dislike the ship, why constantly complain about it? Let people ship what they want to ship. I don’t necessarily ship ShikaTema (despite the fact that I love them both and Shikadai) but I don’t go on full-on rants about how I hate it. What’s done is done, Kishimoto wrote the series the way he wanted to, and that’s the most professional thing he could’ve done. What you can rant about is if you don’t like something in Boruto. You probably will not have too much effect (especially being a Western fan), but Kishimoto isn’t done writing Boruto, if there is something you want to prevent then it’s not too late to prevent it.

We probably can never bring Neji or Jiriya back, we can’t change Sakura’s character, we can’t take back what Sasuke did, we can’t watch Naruto’s parents be the most awesome grandparents in history, we can’t see Tsunade finally get together with Jiriya. Even though Kishimoto is more than likely going to write this how he wants, stop dwelling on Shonen Jump and Shippuden, what we should do is let Kishimoto know what we liked and disliked in episodes, if we like characters or not, if we think this serious has been good so far. Even if he wanted to, he couldn’t mystically travel back in time and rewrite the whole entire series, (we’ve seen what’s come of that, *cough* TTG/PGG *cough*) if you’re in the fandom again, you’re in, if you’re out, you’re out, but you can’t keep holding everything back because you’re mad at how Naruto and Hinata got married or you don’t like that Tsunade became Hokage. It’s over, it’s done.

Not only that, people keep using the ship as an excuse to bash Sakura’s character since she’s no longer “useless” like she was in the first place (even though, personally, I never thought of her as useless) so they’re mad at her for still loving Sasuke. They’re also mad because she thought of Naruto as a brother instead of a guy she wanted to date.

I know this sounds cliche, but you don’t have control over who you fall in love with. I’m sure after Sasuke did what he did Sakura wanted to love Naruto, or anyone else besides Sasuke at least, but she was always focused on trying to lead him in the right direction, just as Naruto was. Then she had to prepare herself to kill the guy she has loved all almost all her life at one point, and although he did so many things wrong she still can’t do it, because it’s hard to bring yourself to kill someone that you love:

And as the comment stated, Sasuke grew as a person. He’s no longer the boy yearning for revenge, he’s now determined to protect every single thing he loves. Just like Naruto, Sasuke doesn’t really have a chance to spend time with his family because he wants to protect anyone at any cost. Now, I’m not saying Sasuke deserves father of the year award for neglecting his family although it is accidental, but Naruto doesn’t either.

Even after all this time: 

They they’re still determined to prevent anyone to feel the pain and loneliness they felt all their childhoods, that’s why they’re always protecting the village. To stop it before it comes, and to try to let those people know that they still have at least the smallest bit of comfort.

And as the comment states, as the series progresses Sakura learns that Sasuke isn’t her perfect, enchanting, prince charming. That he has flaws, just like anyone else. Back is Part I she’d always speak highly of him, she’d always compare him to Naruto in the most negative way and she only seemed to ever care about Sasuke and nothing more. But as Part I progressed she began seeing him as an equal. That’s why she was determined to become as strong as Naruto and Sasuke, so that she could establish that not only to them and everyone else, but within herself.

If it weren’t for Sakura, who kept loving him throughout everything, he probably wouldn’t have cared about her feelings, but Sakura’s feelings actually moved him. He tried to show her that he didn’t care so she’d stopped loving him, because he didn’t know why or how she could love someone like him. That’s why he wanted to make her think he was legitimately trying to kill her, he wanted convince her and himself that he didn’t care. But he actually did care.

I get that it isn’t easy to understand, but these two love each other, it isn’t just one-sided, and we’ll probably see more evidence as the Next Gen series continues:

(If you have any argument or any sort of disagreement, and you don’t think you can comment without talking rudely I won’t reply or anything, I’ll just delete your comment, reblog or whatever, no matter how long it is, that is only if you don’t come in a respectful manner, if you do then I’ll probably respond or just let you comment it or something)

Love is the bane of honour, the death of duty | The Dragonpit scene

This episode was the physical embodiment of this warning, now that I think about it. And yes! I’ve been repeatedly watching Jonerys scenes on near-loop since the episode came out because I’m in love and that killed my duty, so see, it works on multilevels 😂

When Aemon Targaryen had said this to Jon, I had thought it applied to Ygritte later, but it wasn’t it. Because with Ygritte, Jon always chose honor/duty, and though the choice wasn’t easy, he never sacrificed his duty for love (technically, he didn’t sacrifice honor for love too, he did it for duty). Of course, the lesson that Jon finally learned was that if anything can make someone forget their duty, it’s love, and no matter how honorable a man is, honor seems a small price to pay for the warmth of love. With Ygritte, though he came close, he never forgot his duty because as I’ve said numerous times, that wasn’t a choice. Be with Ygritte and let the entire Night’s Watch, countless innocents, his family and who knows who else just die? Come on, we all knew that was so not happening. But with Dany… Here is where it gets trickier and I loved how the episode set up the honor vs love clash we can expect next season.

So, the first scene (after Dany’s extra extra appearance 😂) is when Jon publicly pledges himself to Queen Daenerys of House Targaryen.

Oh wait, do you hear that? The sound of complete utter silence? That’s the sound of all the antis who were loudly clamouring about how Jon is playing Dany. And that whirring sound is their brains switching to a really high gear as they desperately try to ‘reach’ for a new explanation other than Jon being in love with Dany. Funny isn’t it, how one section of the antis is completely okay with butchering his character which is literally a symbol of honesty and honor and staying true to his word. Cersei’s deliberate ‘Ned Stark’s son’ was a reminder that Jon stands for not just honor in the narrative but duty, and unnecessary cruel treachery is by no means part of that code of honor and duty; but to part of the Jonsa Fandom what matters is that he shack up with Sansa even if it be the biggest OOC action ever for him, while the other section, of course, is happy to pile hate on him because he loves someone they don’t and are now loudly proclaiming how he isn’t even good enough for Sansa anymore. Like really? Dislike a ship all you want, but in this house, we do not tolerate any disrespect of the purest of all puppies Jon Snow, and we defend his honor and will continue to do so to best of our abilities.

So anyway this scene, Cersei makes a very reasonable offer in exchange for the truce, [and of course we now know that all she was trying to do was deal with her enemies one by one by dividing them (classic Cersei)], and listen no one, not one person, even considers that Jon will turn her down, not even Daenerys!

In that moment, everyone believed that they had succeeded and it was a done deal and let’s all pack up and go home. This scene simply smashed any theories of Jon playing Dany (like any reasonable person thought he was? 🙄) Why do I say that?

Every person, most notably on Team Dragonstone looked various states of surprised/shocked when he announced his allegiance to Daenerys, not just because it was a foolish thing to do, but because none of them were aware of it happening! Dany hadn’t informed any of them about what had happened between them on the boat, which is definitely odd because if the King in the North has submitted to you, shouldn’t you inform at least your Hand about it? But she didn’t do it. Why?

Because she did not take his submission seriously. Say what you will about Dany, but she knew that his swearing allegiance to her could stem in part from an overwhelming feeling of gratitude (and possibly the other overwhelming feeling of love? 😂) and she respected him enough to give him the chance to declare his submission to her in his own time and way, without pushing him into a corner where he would have no other option but to back her. She wanted his allegiance to come of his own free will, and that, ladies and gentlemen, made me love her like crazy. It was almost like giving him a way out, because she didn’t even tell Tyrion what had happened between them, and that’s interesting because it only emphasizes how much she trusts Jon and trusts that he will be true to his word.

And Jon, oh Jon! 💖😍 If Daenerys has come far from her first meeting, he has too. If this same offer had been made before he met Dany, he would obviously have accepted it because his priority was the White Walker threat, the Northern independence and the staying as far as possible from Southern politics. This offer was literally everything he had wanted at the beginning, all neatly wrapped up and handed to him on a platter, which is why everyone expected him to accept it. Because there is no reason to refuse! Right? Right?? Now I kept saying all along that Jon wasn’t playing Dany, he couldn’t possibly be doing that because his actions are not that of a player. And no moment more strongly proves my point than this one. The ‘undercover lover’ theory could have worked if Jon had agreed to the truce. He wouldn’t even have needed to justify it to Dany or anyone else, and if he did, all he had to say was that of course he’s still loyal to her, but she doesn’t need the North as much as she needs a truce with Cersei, and she would have agreed. Like seriously, it was such a neat solution. Jon would have gotten everything he wanted without having to give anything in return, Dany wouldn’t have doubted Jon’s loyalty and would have still helped him defeat the Night King without assuming that he’s fallen in love with her (which is what she’s probably been trying to convince herself about anyway after the intense hand holding, that it was a spur of the moment thing and ’Jon Snow isn’t actually in love me and the longing stares were just him being hopeful for a successful military alliance!‘😂), and of course, the antis would have had a field day because if Jon was truly in love with Daenerys, then why didn’t he publicly stand up for her in the pit? And what did our precious puppy decide to do? What he does best! Make a stand because it is the honorable thing to do, and also because there is no way he’s not going to help Daenerys take down Cersei at a time when she will need all the help she can get! It’s honor born out of love! And my Jonerys heart has never danced such a gig as it did in that moment. Because in this scene, Jon not only does the honorable thing, but he also reveals that his feelings for Dany go beyond political alliances, or the crass 'use her for her dragons’ theory.

And this scene was yet another iconic moment in their relationship, when Dany - whose sole focus was winning the Iron Throne - is now giving much more importance to Jon’s original goal, and Jon - whose sole focus was defeating the White Walkers - is now giving more importance to Dany’s original goal. The dynamic is so beautiful because they haven’t just fallen in love with each other, no, they have come to understand the other’s viewpoint, they have come to know, respect and admire the other person and value their goals and give them the importance they deserve. Because if defeating the White Walkers is important to save humanity, so is defeating Cersei, who has shown time and again that all she truly cares about is her immediate family, completely disregarding the realm, unlike both Jon and Dany. Their relationship is so complex, so balanced, so beautiful. It’s not just as simple as ’ice and fire’ by any means. And this scene brought out their relationship dynamic extremely well.

So this tiny sliver of a moment between Cersei’s offer and Jon’s rejection gave me intense Jonerys feels because Dany’s trust in Jon is so unwaveringly strong that she expected, wanted even, him to agree to Cersei’s condition. Which is a glorious way to show how far she’s come from her initial stance of ’bend the knee’. Dany has realized the importance of the Northern threat and when she pledged to destroy the Night King in return for nothing, she meant it. How do I know that? Because she was willing to let Jon remain neutral ’for the greater good’. See, this is why I love Dany. The White Walkers are a threat to the entire realm, and Dany is dedicating all her forces towards their destruction, that is after losing already having lost a dragon. She could have gone the Cersei way of letting the world burn as long as it didn’t affect her, but she didn’t. [A lot of antis make her sound like a tyrant and I’m just so done, but that’s another post. This one is strictly 💖Jonerys💖]. She is actively contributing and asking for nothing in return. Cersei, on the other hand, is only being asked to not make Daenerys fight on two fronts. Dany could very well have demanded Jon Snow’s help in return later, and it would only have been fair. But she didn’t. Even knowing that after fighting the White Walkers, her forces will be heavily depleted and facing Cersei will be more difficult, Dany still does not expect/want Jon to help her. If that isn’t reason enough for Jon to support her, I don’t know what is. Antis claiming that she’s an entitled selfish supremist??? Antis claiming that Jon has zero reason to like/admire her??? When she’s thinking exactly the way Jon wanted her to, realizing the importance of the White Walkers threat and not demanding anything in return. My Jonerys heart melted at this scene! 😭💖

And of course, Dany’s face was priceless!

She was so torn between ’oh you idiot, now you’ve done it’ and ’my God, I love this man’. The perfect mixture of exasperation and admiration was so perfectly pulled off! Because of course she had wanted him to agree, that was the logical thing to do. But then he didn’t, and her face is like.. Yeah, no wonder I love him. Because this is part of who Jon Snow is, and part of the reason we adore him so much. Lies and deceit don’t come easy to him, this man doesn’t lie unless he absolutely has to, unless he has no other choice, and even then it’s not easy, and that makes him the hero we all love.

Another thing I found super interesting about this scene is Jon’s choice of words, but that’ll be a whole other post.

Also, I love how their ‘together’ness is echoed in everything. They will defeat the White Walker ‘together’ and then fight to overthrow Cersei ‘together’.

*jonerys feels intensify*

Why Wincest? : An Honest Answer.

Like most Wincest shippers, I get asked a lot of different questions about why it is so appealing to me. Fortunately, I havent received any hate regarding it (yet) just mostly curiosity, and to be honest, I ask myself all the same questions.

To be clear, I am only answering for myself, since everyone’s experience is different, but I know there are people who feel the same way. I’ll start by saying, I don’t have a brother kink, or any interest in m/m sex, but something about Sam and Dean specifically, intrigued me very early on. I’d say somewhere around “Woooaaah easy tiger” (Dean grins) “Dean!?” (Sam answers breathlessly) I thought, “Oh yeah, these 2 wanna bang each other!” and that was literally the first scene we ever saw of Sam and Dean together. 

There is a reason why the writers/producers gave us a scene like this as our first introduction to the brothers’s relationship, it’s because they want us to sense sexual tension between them. This is the type of scene that TV shows and movies use to plant such thoughts between characters. For whatever reason 2 characters suddenly have physical contact, or maybe just long eye contact. The trope we’ve seen a million times, the “oops our bodies are touching and we made eye contact” that has started almost every love story ever. Since this is the very first scene between the brothers, the writers wanted to establish this immediately. 

So, like so many people, I noticed this, and then thought “well thats kinda gross, they’re brothers” and moved on. However, it didnt stop there. The writers threw in text mixed with subtext to keep it going. From standing/sitting too close together, unnecessary touching, grabbing, pinning each other against the wall, and so on, mixed with spoken text about how much one needs the other, or how theres nothing they wouldnt do for each other, established in concrete, that these 2 are not normal brothers. 

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anonymous asked:

what are you're thoughts on the trans danny headcanon/theory??

Y’know, this is the third time I’ve been asked about this headcanon, yet I’ve never actually shared my thoughts. All I’ve said is that I like it. If you guys are so curious about what I think, though, I guess I can go into more detail.

So, here are my thoughts on the trans Danny theory. I’ll put them under a cut for length and so people who aren’t interested in this headcanon can easily scroll past. Meaning I specifically don’t want my sister reading this that would be embarrassing.

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I Care For You

Request: Can I request Murphy/reader story, where she’s always sticking by his side and comfort him, but he couldn’t believe she is doing it without any profit. But then something happens and he believes her? Wanna lots of comforting for John😻

Request plus: Could you do a murphy imagine? It doesent matter what its about!

A/N: I got these two requests, and since the first one perfectly fit the second one I decided to combine the two! (hope you don’t mind) anyways, this was really fun to write, so thank you for the request! Both of you!

Warnings: relentless teasing. abusive remarks.

Originally posted by hedajohnmurphy

“Why are you so nice to me?” 

Looking up, you stared at John curiously. That was a rather odd question. “I’m not quite sure what you mean, John.” You responded, tilting your head cutely. John shook his head, thinking over his words.

“I mean, you’re always sticking by my side. Standing up for me and comforting me, what’s the catch?” He wondered, and you could tell by just looking at him that he was uncomfortable with what he was admitting. And you understood, since you landed on the ground you’d been by John’s side. You stood up for him when everyone in camp was talking shit about you. You weren’t sure why, you just did.

“I’m not sure.” You admitted, shrugging as you smile sincerely at him. “I just do.”

“I don’t understand.” He shook his head, baffled. “There has to be some profit. No one just helps another without any kind of reward.”

“And why not?” You objected, standing up. You knew John, he had trouble with his emotions and he was good at expressing himself. You understood and it made sense, but this was ridiculous. You didn’t mean anything by what you did except to help him. He seemed… sad and you didn’t like the thought of that.

“Because everyone i’ve ever known has always had some kind of internal goal.” He spat, staring heatedly at you. You gasped, confused. 

“Well, I don’t.” You said honestly. “And nor will I ever.”

“I don’t believe you.”

“C’mon, John. What gain would I earn by having you distrust me?” You insisted, shaking your head unbelievably at him. He stayed silent for a moment, pondering over his next words as you crossed your arms over your chest.

“I don’t know,” He whispered, looking up at you. “But… I just can’t.”

“Well learn to.” You retorted before walking out of the drop-ship.

“Well, look-ey here.” You tensed, shoulders becoming square as you stopped moving. You sighed, not wanting to deal with this prick now but you knew he wouldn’t leave you alone. He never did.

Turning you faced him, leaning on your back heal in annoyance and crossing your arms. You might have looked unimpressed but inside your heart was beating frantically in fear, you hated him so much sometimes. “What do you want?” You spat.

“Come on, Y/N. I just want some friendly banter.” He spoke, Jake was his name. One of the delinquents that had come to the ground with you, only thing is you knew him long before. You two use to be friends, before he turned into a jerk and used everyone of your insecurities that you’d told him, against you. 

“You never want just “friendly” banter.” You countered.

Jake smirked, walking closer to you. “You’re right.” He admitted, bringing his hand up to cup your cheek. You flinched from the stroke of his finger, uncomfortable with his closeness and wishing that anything would allow you to walk away. You’d gone a bit off from camp, more towards a secluded area, stupid you.

Sighing, you released your tense shoulders. “Jake, please. I need to do things.” You said, but your eyes were behind him when you caught sight of John. You hadn’t really spoke to him since yesterday after he confronted you, but still, you could see his eyes on you. And you wished he would come over here.

Jake noticed that your attention was on someone else, and turning he too saw John. He chuckled, before turning to you. You looked at him, scared of what he would say. “Oh, Y/N…” he sighed, shaking his head dramatically, “still fantasizing that he’ll actually love you.” He teased and you tensed once again.

“I-I do-”

“Cut the bullshit, Y/N/N.” He said, using the nickname you hated. “We all know you’d wish he’d return some of the feelings you share for him. Hell, you’d wish anyone to love you.” 

“Shut up, Jake.” You said, hating the words he said. 

He tightened his grip on your chin, leaning in but his voice was no where near quiet. “What, is little Y/N scared no one will ever love you? Scared you’ll die alone? Scared because you’re really just an afraid little girl who can’t do shit and only whines?” He nagged.

You narrowed your eyes, anger and embarrassment the two emotions you felt. Yet you said nothing and let him continue to talk. “Isn’t that why your parents left you?” He asked,

You stared, teary eyed at him. You shoved his hand off your chin and pushed him out of the way, walking past him and quickly making your way to your tent. You could hear Jake’s laugh as you ran off, but missed the way that John followed you.

Until you heard a twig snap and turned to see John, you gasped, wiping your tears. “J-John…” You stammered, trying to walk away before he grabbed your arm, effectively stopping him.

“That’s why.” Silence followed, except for your sniffles. You wiped your tears away. “That’s why you help me.”

“I-I.. uh.”

“You help me because you know what it’s like to be alone.” You were speechless, not quite sure what to say before arms wrapped around you and you were engulfed by warmth. You’d never ever expected a hug from John, he just wasn’t the type but you relished in the feeling.

“Thank you.” He whispered against your neck. You finally hugged him back, sniffling in his shoulder. 

“You’re welcome.”

someone just brought to my attention that people say “jughead and veronica isn’t a good ship they don’t have anything in common” and i just want to list down reasons why jughead x veronica doesn’t need to be a romantic ship and yet it is, and it’s so secure on its own even if this pairing has had only 10-15 minutes of interaction in all the 8 episodes combined

  • for starters, if you think they have absolutely nothing in common, think again: their fathers are two of the shadiest people on this show, and we haven’t even met hiram lodge yet, nor has the entirety of fp’s character been fleshed out. jug and veronica can bond and lament over this, even as friends, and they’d comfort each other on the fact that their dads have disappointed them in ways they didn’t even imagine. did you see veronica’s face when her mom practically told her that “our life, our luxury has been founded on your father’s deals”? darling veronica, who most likely grew up as daddy’s little girl and she had this perfect image of him being some kind of noble, stable role model. and we have jughead who can’t stand seeing his dad crumble into ruin that he left and picked homelessness because fp wasn’t even taking care of him.  
  • they can also bond over their mothers disappointing them. yes. i said that. look, i know hermione was just standing by hiram and acted as his proxy. but hermione has been in on hiram’s shady deals all this time. even if hermione would most likely tell veronica “we did all this for you, to give you, to give us a good life”, veronica, based on her characterization in the show, is still the kind of person who would be hesitant to forgive, and also disappointed if the means to justify a certain end was wrong. as for mrs. jones, we don’t know anything about her other than she left with jellybean (she actually left with jellybean, and not jughead AND jellybean, do you see the problem?) so at some point, probably in season 12, veronica and jughead will finally, finally be allowed to talk to each other and open up to each other how their mothers, of all people, disappointed them like that. you tell me they have nothing in common, but they have so much to talk about, where their parents are concerned. veronica has wounds that jughead will be able to understand and vice versa. i’m absolutely not stating that jug and veronica are the only two people in riverdale with disappointing parents (riverdale is the breeding ground for disappointing parents, in case you haven’t been watching) and i’m not saying jug SHOULD ONLY talk to veronica about this and vice versa. what i am saying is that the opportunity to talk about their parents will come up eventually, especially when they find out fp and hermione were both in on the same deal. and they’ll realize they understand each other a lot more than when they just saw each other as annoying clichés. 
  • “…but this place is strictly In Cold Blood” “Riverdale’s very own In Cold Blood”. i get it, they said these to other people (namely, betty) and not to each other. they didn’t even say these lines in the same episode! but let me ask you this: why, as a writer, would you write two characters who haven’t been friends for very long, and who are of opposing personalities, to reference the exact same thing? have you heard kevin mention In Cold Blood? has valerie mentioned this? has cheryl? apparently, In Cold Blood is some kind of reference that is dead to all the other teenagers on this show except jughead and veronica. i know, i know, in the pilot, archie said he knew the works of truman capote, and betty made a face that clearly said, “i call bullshit, why is he laughing when he doesn’t even know what veronica’s talking about?” i can understand betty’s expression considering how she’s the one with the writing internship. but so far, jug and ronnie are both the only people who seem to have a clear understanding of what In Cold Blood really is. now, i know everyone on this show had a chance to make a reference to something at least once. but, again, i’m wondering why the writers decided to give In Cold Blood to jug and ronnie specifically. that can’t be a coincidence. (although since i’m watching riverdale, it probably is. hope has no place in this show.) maybe the writers left this little detail for them to come back to in season 12, probably, when they actually allow jug and ronnie to talk for twenty minutes, at least. because these two pretentious little nerds will definitely bond over capote’s work. and possibly other obscure references.
  • they’re both outsiders. i don’t think jug has ever really felt quite in place among the rest of riverdale, except in the bubble he lives in with archie, and even then, he’s always understood how he and archie lead entirely different lives. ronnie, being the new girl, and “already the blue jasmine at riverdale high” considers riverdale as her chance to start over, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel out of place sometimes. she’s been welcomed, yes, but i think ronnie is still in that place where she’s trying to figure everyone out and be everyone’s friend, not because she’s a people-pleaser, but because she’s still trying to find her place. and because she’s one of the kindest, most big-hearted kids in the show. 
  • i’m going to use the “they have nothing in common” argument as a reason for their dynamic to actually work. see, it’s not just the “opposites attract” thing that people always say. it’s the fact that, based on their psyches, if jug and ronnie were to interact, their personalities would clash a lot and it would be entertaining to watch. they’d start unknowingly out-sassing each other a lot, until it becomes a recurring theme of theirs to bicker a lot. it would be the comic relief we’d look forward to while we agonize over the other characters’ angst and theorize over who killed who on the show. and it’s exciting, in terms of slow-burn relationships, to watch people who have “nothing in common” actually find one thing they have in common and then bond over it, and then develop a dynamic because of it. it would be exciting if their bickering turns into friendship, and their friendship turns into who knows what else (not that it has to). the more you tell me they have “nothing in common”, the more i believe in the potential of their pairing. 
  • they are cliché, and yet they are more than their cliché. this is how beautiful their pairing is: they meet the requirements of the “two characters from completely different worlds are forced to put their differences aside for the mission and work together towards a common goal, and end up realizing their prejudice was misguided and they each discover there’s more to the other person than meets the eye and develop a (platonic/romantic) relationship afterwards” trope. you can’t tell me you’re not interested to see this unfold on your screen. you’re either lying or you just really hate cole sprouse, probably. i don’t know.

i know riverdale has so many other tropes and clichés and relationships with potential, so go, feel free to make your own posts about them. no one’s stopping you. but this is about jug and ronnie and why they make up a very justifiable pairing with lots of potential. plus, their adventures would be thrilling to see. oh, and would you look at that: they’re the pairing who will excel both as a friendship and a relationship. now, isn’t that a quality ship?

My Observation on Katsudeku

Okay, there seems to be a misconception about the entire concept of pairing characters that fight/argue/abuse/hurt/or hate each other.

These types of pairings draw a certain crowd I think, but that depends on how it is portrayed. I’ve been drawn to complicated pairings with dark subject matter since I got into the stuff.

Here is why I think Katsuki and Izuku as a pairing is both potentially negative and positive. Take this as you may - because I am weird when it comes to “shipping.”

Katsuki told Izuku to kill himself. He has physically beat him up, vocalized his dislike for and berated him, and looked at him like dirt. As for exactly “why” he did these things…I think it’s a complicated question with no definite resolution. Many people have broken this down and analyzed it. I chalk it up to Katsuki simply becoming a nasty person. He had a gift in the power of his quirk and it went to his head.

Izuku was this pathetic weakling that he felt was of no value to him. He felt like he was being mocked when Izuku followed him and praised him. God forbid, praise coming from the biggest loser, right?

Katsuki has many layers as a character. He’s an interesting character because he seems to be the embodiment of what unfortunately many people are like (albeit exaggerated): selfish, prideful, and stubborn. He is the character that (in my opinion) makes you question what truly is right and wrong. What it really means to be a hero.

In short he is misguided. He has part of the equation figured out, but not like Izuku. He hates the idea that Izuku is stronger than him where it matters - in being SELFLESS. Katsuki just wants to beat up villains and win all the battles. In retrospect, that’s not heroic in and of itself.

Izuku, the weakling with nothing, showed ultimate selflessness when he tried to help save Katsuki from the villain in the beginning of the manga. That was the pivotal moment that changed their relationship. Because that was what got Katsuki thinking.

He began to doubt himself.

So after the fight he and Izuku had, most of these sentiments became obvious. All Might drove the point home as well. Izuku will get himself killed if he doesn’t control his instinct to dive in and try to save everyone, thus resulting in people dying, and Katsuki will unintentionally be the result of people dying by focusing solely on defeating the bad guy. Innocents might have to die in that process.

Therefore, they are going to start supporting each other (as already implied) and drive out improvements where the other is lacking. This is where they start to make amends.

It’s sad because Izuku is such a kind and compassionate character. He puts others above himself. He is what most people strive to be: understanding, selfless, empathetic.

He was a victim of pure, classical unabashed bullying. And there is no excuse for what Katsuki did other than he was simply being a horrible person. Yes he received excessive praise, but arrogance and abuse don’t always go hand in hand.

He had no genuine reason to bully Izuku.

I say this because bullies, despite all being detestable, are not all cut from the same crop. Some people end up torturing others because that’s all they know (ie. abusive parents, poor living conditions, trauma, etc.) Others, because they are ill and think it’s funny, or it gets them attention, and so on and so forth. Please note I am not condoning bullying in any way. No amount of suffering gives you the right to take it out on others.

So as for Izuku - this is where it gets a little murky for me. We know he looked up to Katsuki more than anyone else, they were childhood friends, and he wanted to be like him.

But there seems to be little content solidifying his connection to Katsuki. I mean this in the sense that in the flashbacks we have been given so far, they haven’t been shown doing many mutually “friend like” things together.

So I see it as a form of a somewhat unhealthy obsession. Izuku is kinda obsessed with Katsuki, as he is in general with heroes (especially All Might.) This is similar to the Naruto/Sasuke dynamic. And as we all know, the author of MHA was influenced by Naruto.

So now we have a victim obsessed with his friend-turned-bully-turned-rival.

It could very well be viewed as unhealthy in this regard. But it is a two sided coin.

If you look at it through the pairing glasses, it comes off as them being infatuated with each other and not knowing how to handle it at this point. That opens a world of opportunity for character exploration in fan works.

But realistically, it’s now a matter of time before Katsuki finally accepts what he did wrong and apologizes to Izuku. I don’t know if it will be a traditional apology per say, but it’s highly likely to happen. It’s been confirmed Katsuki is not walking the villain path any time soon, so he can only improve from this point on.

My guess would be it’ll end up being a reciprocal of what Izuku did for him in the beginning, but this is just speculation this early on. We have a lot more material on store for us in this story.

Based on their history together, Izuku and Katsuki harbor a deep emotional connection. It is a little weird, because like I stated, we haven’t seen much of a given reason as to why. Factoring in the obsession theory makes it a little clearer.

It can be a great pairing in the sense of emotional healing and bonding. Deep relationships do not always come from a picture perfect background. People aren’t perfect. We make mistakes and screw stuff up all the time. We hurt people in many ways - both intentionally and unintentionally.

The fascinating part of this relationship is how these characters are demonstrating evolvement. They started as the thorn in each other’s sides and are growing to become each other’s biggest inspiration and support. This is how the pairing should be viewed.

You can mess around with it in so many ways because of how unique it is. Frankly I haven’t seen anything like it in a while, and that’s why it snatched my attention. From both a platonic and romantic point of view.

That and the classic sadomasochistic characteristics. Can’t go wrong with that. Usually lol.

So in conclusion, please don’t degrade us into a basic “abuse supporting” cage. These characters are written with far too many nuances of intricacy to just chalk it up to basic feelings and surface actions.

As noted, yes, there are those who choose to write this relationship a certain way because yes - there is source material to work with. Do I condone this? I have no right to judge other people based on what they write.

Fiction and reality are not the same thing. Fiction can enhance or diminish real life motions. For better or worse.

So enjoy the ship if you like it. Don’t feel intimidated because people are trying to guilt you out of liking it. There is nothing wrong with it. In fact, I think it’s great because it demonstrates that true connections run deep. The ability to forgive and apologize and understand - katsudeku can show this with or without the romance.

I rest my case. Peace out.

anonymous asked:

So uh there were some spoilers discussed on Reddit & they may or may not be true. Have you seen them?? If not you should go check them out cause uh that shit is LIT if it's true. Someone else corroborated some details of the dudes leaks sooo

I have seen the thread. For those interested, the AMA can be found here. I’ll post my thoughts on the thread below a read more so as not to spoil. I also want to remind everyone that I’ll be tagging all TLJ leaks/potential spoilers as #spoilers from here on out, and I will probably be stepping away from the leaks myself sometime soon as they’re likely to start gaining validity.

All of this is most likely a load of steaming hot BS, but since MSW did an article on it some of it must ring true to what they’ve heard.

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Mushy POVs and Narrative Sloppiness:  How To Ignite a Fandom War in Two Steps or Less

I read this post on Glee last night and it’s been rolling around in my mind ever since, because as someone who passively watched a few seasons of Glee and then bounced (and never got involved in the fandom) it reminded me of one of my main problems with that show, which was a mushy narrative POV.  When Glee started it was clearly taking place in a heightened, alternate reality– Finn’s mom dated someone who like, spray painted lawns for a living? Or maybe that was his dad? idk, I all I remember is it was NUTS and also not something that people would do in Ohio, where it rains pretty regularly– so people could do/say things that would never, ever fly in the real world, and it was fine because it wasn’t the real world.  But as the show went on it started taking some things Very Seriously while still also being a universe where a temporary school nurse can pump students full of amphetamines with zero lasting repercussions. (Yes, that’s a very early example and it happened when the show definitely didn’t take place in the real world but honestly I only really remember the first season and then bits and pieces of other seasons so don’t @ me, the point of this is not actually to deconstruct Glee but to tie it to the problems fandoms face when a narrative doesn’t actually know what it’s saying.)

The post I linked to (which is well worth a read) is about the fandom ship/character wars, and it notes the problem of what to do with a very inconsistent canon– do you take a throwaway punchline seriously, or do you treat it as just a throwaway punchline and move on?  When a show vacillates between “This is a Very Serious Real World Problem” and “lol who gives a shit” from moment to moment, it becomes difficult to sort out what “counts” and what’s just a line meant to make you chuckle and then forget it.  This mushy POV problem gives fodder to any side you want to take in a fandom war, because there is no clear side.  Granted, fandoms are going to fight about shit– that is an eternal law of fandom– but the mushier the POV of a show, the more ammunition there is for fighting.

Which brings me to the mushiest narrative of The 100, which is Bellamy’s Massacre in 304 and the Blake Sibling Incident of, idk, 309? (Whatever, you know what Incident I’m talking about.)  The core problem of Bellamy’s massacre is the show itself wasn’t sure how bad it was supposed to be: it was simultaneously Very Very Bad and also NBD.  I personally suspect (based on zero evidence, so YMMV) that it was originally a massacre of a scouting party/guard, or simply of a much smaller army (or as others have suggested, of the Ice Nation Army and not their allies).  I think they decided that wasn’t splashy and ~edgy~ enough, so they made it into a ginormous fucking war crime, but then didn’t really adjust anything else in the story. So you have Bellamy (led by Pike, but honestly, even the show seemed to forget it was Pike’s idea) committing this terrible act– and it is portrayed as terrible in the moment– and then immediately being like “okay but everyone else has done terrible things too and he had his reasons so whatever.”

Except in previous seasons when someone did something really fucking terrible, the show was much better at a) framing it so it seemed necessary from that character’s POV (see: Clarke and Bellamy torturing Lincoln or pulling the lever in Mount Weather) and b) treating the morally-suspect decision with the proper weight (see: Kane on the Ark, post Culling).  You could argue about reasons and methods and shades of grey all day, but the show knows what it is saying in those cases and makes that clear.

So in 304 Pike convinces Bellamy to do this thing that the audience immediately perceives as really fucking awful, and the show’s narrative response is basically “idk that was bad, I guess???”  It gave people who disliked Bellamy’s character a rock solid reason to hate him, especially since the show didn’t “punish” him for it (well, it did, but I’ll get to that) and it gave those of us who wanted to defend him shelter because the narrative didn’t seem to care that much.  Hell, even Clarke in 305 isn’t *that* mad at him for the massacre– she’s pissed, yeah, but it’s because he upended her attempt to negotiate a peace and not because what he did was wrong.  For the rest of s3, the massacre is treated as both a Really Horrific Thing and Just Something You Do When You Feel Threatened, and the result was a goddamn mess of a fandom.

Again: people are always going to find shit to fight about and literally no amount of perfectly tight writing and crystal clear POVs are gonna fix that.  But this sort of sloppiness is like pouring gasoline on a bonfire.

Which brings us to the Blake Sibling Incident, which also suffers from the “this is really bad but also never mind it’s fine because one of them thinks it’s justified” problem of the massacre.  It was a terrible thing that is presented as terrible, but then completely dropped and not adequately addressed because the show itself wasn’t sure just how terrible it was supposed to be.  It would have been an awful scene no matter what, but with the massacre lingering in the audiences’ mind it became even worse. Because what was vaguely framed by the show as “Octavia is unjustly blaming Bellamy for Lincoln’s death” was perceived by large swaths of the audience as a horrific form of “justice” for the massacre.  (And I’m not even getting into the racial implications of all of this, which are vast, and, I suspect, completely unconsidered by the writing staff.  Which is a big fucking problem and warrants a totally different meta.)  But look, you could take any side you want in this disagreement and you’d at least be partially right because the show doesn’t know what it’s saying either.  The writers scrambled in s4 to redeem Bellamy because they realized people did not react to the massacre in the way they intended, but that in some ways compounded the problems of the mushy narrative POV in s3 because you cannot make surfaces patches on a building after it has completely collapsed, you know?  (No,  Bellamy is not a collapsed building, I’m just struggling for metaphors right now.)

Anyway, the point of this is the fandom gets caught in a möbius strip of wars and arguments and circular disagreements, because everyone wants the show’s POV to back them up and if you look at it from one way, it does, but if you look at it from the completely opposing view…well, it also supports that too.  For a show that prides itself on tackling difficult moral issues in a nuanced way, the lack of a consistent narrative POV was the writing equivalent of “here, hold my beer.”   

Are You Okay? (2) - Tom Holland x (f)Reader

Originally posted by adorkablesp1der

Words: 1920
Pairing: Tom Holland x (f)Reader
Featuring: HAZ BRUH, and RDJ
Warnings: Swearing, lil bit of angst, getting hurt a bit, kinda hate
Requested: kinda
Authors Note: THIS WAS FUN YES

Part One

Masterlist. Request List.

“So, do I need to get you the run down on our little Tommy before you attend the premiere?” Haz teased you as you two were sitting at breakfast in a random little diner, waiting for Tom to get back from the bathroom.

You rolled your eyes, “I think it will be fine, I’ve been working with him for a while.”

He chuckled, “I guess you aren’t wrong.”

“Can I get that on recording?” You laughed. The press tour was still going on and after the event at the hotel, not much had changed. You and Tom still acted as you were before, which led you to realize why so many people asked if you were dating. You two were already affectionate around each other; you just didn’t realize it.

The premiere was coming up in just a week, and you were starting to get nervous. Would anyone actually care that you two went together? Would you have to kiss? Would it end up being more awkward than being just friends?

“You look worried,” Harrison caught you attention, bringing you back into reality.

“What? No…”

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Shit Naruto Fandom Says Part 2

Have you heard of the saying “the pot calling the kettle black?” That’s the Naruto fandom for you. It’s full of antis claiming they hate qualities in certain characters but doesn’t realize their own favorites have them YET.

“Sakura forced her feelings on Sasuke.”

Okay, she “forced” her feelings. So what? What’s the problem here? Y'all forgot that Naruto had “forced” his ideals on Sasuke throughout the entirety of the manga? I don’t think any of you had a problem with that.

Sasuke had his own desires that he was willing to throw everything away for. We knew from day 1 how much he treasured them, how it continued to stop him from being happy, how it made him so vengeful, how he couldn’t be a normal boy because of them… that it was his DREAM since he was a young child. Sasuke clenched to it so tightly that he wasn’t willing to give Itachi the satisfaction of getting what he wished. 

YET we get Naruto constantly “forcing” his ideals on him, trying too drag his ass back to Konoha even when Sasuke REJECTS them every single time. 

He doesn’t want any of the crap Naruto keep “forcing” on him. This is what he desires and he won’t stop until he gets them. Naruto was an outsider in Sasuke’s eyes.

Naruto haven’t truly accepted Sasuke thus he keeps pushing his ideals on him to the point Sasuke was fed up with it. He kept his distance but Naruto WOULDN’T STOP CHASING HIM! At this point Sasuke is forced to destroy him because he gets in his way.

So… isn’t this Naruto “forcing” his feelings on Sasuke? I could say the same to you antis. Naruto didn’t care about Sasuke “mental state”! All he cared about is his feelings! JUST LIKE SAKURA How can he be a hokage if he can’t save a friend… He needed that peace in his mind. 

…. ? But what? Nothing about Naruto “forcing” his feelings on Sasuke???? Isn’t he is doing what Sakura is supposedly doing? YET NOBODY BATS AN EYE?Misogynist at it’s finest.

Seriously, this fandom kiss up to Naruto’s ass too damn much. You all suddenly gain reading comprehension when watching Naruto but the moment Sakura comes to view, y'all put on your “shipping” or “too blinded by hate” goggles and swim through the depths of the ocean to make her seem bad.

Did you know that, most of the things Sakura does, Naruto does it too? They are pretty similar. 

“Sakura got nice guys like Lee and Naruto but she would rather be with someone who ignored, reject-”

Originally posted by rainhagretchen

You know, Lee and Naruto would rather be with someone who ignored, rejected them romantically tha- OH WAIT! I DESCRIBED WHAT SAKURA DOES! Sakura ain’t the only one here chasing after a “one-sided” love but I don’t see you guys make such remarks about them, do I?

This fanboy went as far as to pretend to be someone ELSE just to KISS HER. Never mind the fact this is borderline creepy if you thought about this deeply, Sakura is the thirsty hoe here. Never Naruto. NEVER.

This fanboy had been pestering Sakura to go on a date with him since forever even when she clearly shows no interest. BUT NOPE! Sakura is the bitch.

Naruto never does anything wrong but Sakura does everything WRONG.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Naruto fandom are a different league of hypocrites. I have never seen a fandom that discriminate this way. I don’t really care what Naruto does but I do care about how this fandom behaves toward him and Sakura. They excuse all the men action but tear the girl apart. They always ask “why doesn’t she go for the guys who likes her like Naruto and Lee!” But never ask “why doesn’t he go for the girls who likes him like Hinata!”. It’s always why “she” doesn’t do this or that…

Spare Sakura the bullshit. This fandom shouldn’t act as if they gave a shit about Sakura because they never did.

And before everyone thinks I say that because I love women, I’m going to be frank here, I’m no a big fan of female characters. Just to prove my point further, I watched 300+ animes and I only have 4 favorite female characters. FOUR CHARACTERS OUT OF 300 ANIME. I’m a big “male supporter” yet I can’t help but notice how this fandom treat it’s female characters like shit. It’s tiring to watch this blatantly favoritism. This fandom should be glad that the SasuSaku fandom likes Naruto enough not to target him whenever he does wrong or else they would have teared him to shreds. Be grateful. The SasuSaku and the many neutral fans have been very tolerate of everything this fandom had been doing. 

I know the SasuSaku do wrong too so as a friendly warning to EVERYONE: Remember your pairing ain’t flawless neither are your characters.

Game Of Thrones Live Blog 7x07 “The Dragon and The Wolf”

# my handsome baby Grey Worm is back safe and sound :)

# damn the Lannister’s should he terrified, The unsullied would kick all your asses

# “Maybe it is all cocks in the end” lol

# damn I love the Dothraki screamers, they are bloody fierce

# Jamie and Bronn terrified of Dany’s army

# Jon not at all impressed by Kings Landing

# Jamie not impressed by Cersei and it’s only just begun

# Jorah telling Missandei his knowledge of the purpose of the dragon pit, I love how he knows everything :)

# oohh nice Jackets the dothraki are wearing
# the way the hound and brienne look at each other omg
# “you can suck his magic cock later” lol nice way of breaking up the Tyrion and Pod reunion Bronn
# aww Brienne and The Hound talking proudly of Arya like she’s their child
# Bronn and Tyrion have a funny way of saying they miss each other
# Jon looking dramatic AF in his thick cloak
# Oohh The Hound stating all Lannister’s have shit ideas, going from this season I’d have to agree
# Cersei is wearing a awfully simple dress, I like it but I thought she’d wear something far more dramatic
# Jamie and Brienne giving each other looks ;)
# Ooohh Clegane Bowl is so happening in the last season
# God the mountain is even uglier than the wights.
# Missandei rolling her eyes when at Cersei when she asks where Dany is
# Jon rushing towards the dragon screeches knowing his girl is coming and he doesn’t want to miss a thing
# God I love Dany’s music
# Drogon is dramatic AF
# Dany being so queenly and composed like she didn’t just arrive fashionably late on a dragon lol
# Cersei being snarky towards Dany while Dany appears unbothered
# Euron being a AHole interrupting Tyrion to torment Theon about Yara
# Even Jamie and Cersei have had enough of Euron’s shit
# can’t believe Dany and Theon are sitting next to each other yet we haven’t seen them share a single word this season, come on show you can do better than that
# Jon bluntly talking about the army of the dead, I love how dramatic he is. #Jorah giving Dany looks as Jon mentions corpses, probably checking she’s okay considering Viserion is one of those corpses 😭😭😭
# “I imagine for most of them it would be a improvement” damn Cersei that is cold
# “Yes, that’s all” damn Dany is so straight to the point in this meeting and full of so few words
# Damn Sandor is strong, carrying that wight in the box

# I love how Dany and Jonah look at the same place at the Sam time

# haha the wight going straight after Cersei and the look of horror on her face

# Qyburn being so fascinated by the wight like he wants to study it

# Jon once again being dramatic AF demonstrating the two ways to kill a wight, if only he showed Dany this when he met her instead of just saying “the dead are coming”

# omg Dany and Jamie talking without any anger between them, please give me more of this in the final season their dynamic would be so fascinating

# Euron you bloody coward!

# Cersei actually being understanding and supportive…….I take that back lol

# Cersei asking Jon to stay out of her and Dany’s fight after the War…Jon of being able to lie for a minute about how loyal he is to Dany and how she is his only Queen 😍😍

# “Ned Stark’s son will be true to his word” huh? Funny how Cersei says that considering the involvement she had in his death

# Dany’s face when Jon publicly swears fealty to her 😍😍😍

# Damn Dany and Jon failed to tell their hands Tyrion and Davos of this news, they are so shocked

# Brienne waking up Jamie to what really matters, this ship lives 😍😍

# Ooohh Everyone ganging up on Jon for not telling a little white lie, Dany conflicted appreciating his loyalty but at the same time hurt that one of her children possibly died for nothing

# “When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything” wow I love Jon 😍😍

# Wow love that shot of Tyrion, Jon, Dany, Jorah and Davos all giving their best poses love all these characters

# Dany worried about Tyrion being murdered by Cersei

# Aww I miss Jamie and Tyrion can’t wait to see them together with no Cersei wall separating them

# Cersei calling Dany a foreign whore and Tyrion biting back that Cersei can’t touch this one as Dany is untouchable

# Cersei calling Jon Dany’s Pet Northerner

# “You killed Myrcella, you killed Tommen” yeah no offence Cersei but it was your actions alone that Killed Tommen, pushed him to the brink that they threw himself out a window

# Wow this Tyrion and Cersei scene is so intense, I love it wonderfully written and so well acted

# “Because I think she will make the world a better place” Aww Dany’s vision is most definitely Tyrion’s vision now

# Cersei admitting she only cares about her and her baby not the people, making it obvious by touching her belly to Tyrion that she’s pregnant

# “I respect what you did, wish you hadn’t done it but I respect it” Dany deciding not to hate on Jon for his lack of good politics

# “A Dragon is not a slave” god I love it when Dany speaks Valyrian

# “We grew small as well, we weren’t extordinary without them. We were just like everybody else” “Your not like everybody else” Aww Jon who knew you were such a charmer 😍😍😍

# God I love how Jon step extra close to Dany like two high school kids in front of a locker 😍😍😍

# Damn Jon, sounds like you wanna try impregnating Dany the way your talking by saying I don’t actually believe your infertile 😏😏

# I love how softer Dany’s voice is around Jon privately 😍😍😍

# the little smiles Jon and Dany are giving each other are killing me, just bloody kiss already

# Damn Jon and Dany are quite a pair standing next to each other in their getup massive King and Queen feels 😍😍😍

# Cersei seeming like she’s on board and will support them, I don’t trust this though

# Sansa being annoyed with Jon for not consulting her about Jon bending the knee to Daenerys, I hope he at least sent letters to Sansa explaining what kind of person Dany is lol

# Littlefinger perhaps putting thoughts in Sansa’s head for next season about Jon marrying Dany

# Always have mixed feelings about Littlefinger, he has some of the best advice and speeches

# Love all these people around the painted table, such amazing characters

# Jorah not trusting the northerners to not try and kill Dany

# They are really pushing this Dany getting hit with a arrow, Tyrion, Missandei and now Jorah all talking about it almost as much as Dany and motherhood I have a feeling both will go hand in hand next season

# Jon making a counter argument wanting Dany to sail north with him 😏😏 showing the north how unified they are together 😏😏😏 everyone else on the council just staring at them lol

# “We Sail Together” 😍😍😍

# Jon and Theon omg

# omg Theon you are breaking my heart, always doubting yourself

# “It always seemed like a impossible choice I had to make….Stark or Greyjoy” This, This is what I always saw since the beginning Theon torn apart making stupid decisions because everyone told him what he should be and who he should be loyal to. The people who claim to be his family and love him should never force him to make that decision.

# Jon being a good man, saying Ned is Theon’s father and he will always be a part of him and he forgives him for what he can. Omg I’ve waited so long for someone to tell Theon that, thank you Jon

# “You don’t need to choose, your a Greyjoy and your a Stark” 😍😍😍

# Theon admitting all he wants to do, all he has to do is save his sister Yara

# Theon being the number one Yara supporter

# Theon admitting his mistakes and owning up to them 😭😭😭

# Somone give Alfie Allen a Emmy already

# come on Theon kick his ass

# Theon winning the support of the Iron Born but not taking the glory for himself but for Yara

# Just get along you silly girls and stop being so cold to each other

# Littlefinger being so confused 😮😮

# I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Sansa never married Ramsay would these same events play out

# Sansa mentioned she is a slow learner, a Sansa Jamie Parallel since he said the same thing to Olenna

# I’m very conflicted about Littlefinger dying, he did some horrible things but he was such a fascinating character

# “I always knew you were the stupidest Lannister” damn Cersei that’s no way to speak to someone you claim to love

# Jamie not believing how delusional Cersei is

# “Let the Stark Boy and His New Queen Defend The North”

# “I made a promise” Jamie staying true to his oaths

# Jamie trying to talk sense to Cersei but her dismissing him

# Cersei not doing over to win over Jamie by being so condescending

# Jamie being so shocked by Cersei conspiring with Euron whine his back and then accusing Jamie of treason

# “I told you no one walks away from me” damn Cersei and Jamie at a standstill, Cersei willing to kill him making Jamie see Cersei for what he has denied for so long, what she truly is giving him the strength to leave her for good

# Winter is here in Kings Landing, Dany’s vision from the house of the undying coming true

# wow Bran is giving Sam a much better explanation what a three eyed raven is than he did to Sansa

# Damn Rhaegar looks so much like Viserys, they were both tall too so where did Dany get her shortness from lol

# omg Jon taking deep breaths and knocking on Dany’s door

# damn the looks Jon and Dany give each other, kill me now 😍😍😍

# oh wow, Jon is so gonna consume Dany the minute that door closes 🤤🤤🤤

# I hope Tyrion didn’t have a meeting with Dany because I don’t think she’s gonna make it

# wow I really hate that name, seriously you all did Elia dirty. It’s so disrespectful to humiliate Elia by crowning another woman for her beauty, run away for a year after Elia almost died giving birth to a son named Aegon, marry that other woman in Elia’s home that I imagine she missed like crazy then proceed to name your son after her son that was just brutality slammed against a wall until his brains ran out. I have nothing against Rhaegar and Lyanna loving each other and marrying but at least they should of ensured Elia could of gone home to Dorne first with her children so she could of been safe from the Mad King and everyone involved in Robert’s Rebellion, her family would of protected her. So I really hope Jon stays Jon not Aegon.

# damn this scene omg, they were so eager they didn’t even undo their hair 😏😏

# your hand is getting awfully low their Dany 😏😏😏

# Dany teasing Jon with her lips 😏😏making Jon’s wolf emerge and sexily flip her not being able to take her teasing

# that ass 😏😏😏

# wow Jon really is a wolf 🐺 with that face lick and that “yeah”

# I’m loving the thrusting, the sexual chemistry omg 🤤🤤🤤

# omg they way they are looking at each other is killing me, so in love not believing the other one is real and that this is really happening 😍😍😍

# those heavy breaths Jon is giving off 😍😍😍 before he consumes her lips

# I love their kisses, they aren’t just kissing each other but breathing each other into their souls 😍😍😍

# what a amazing sex scene, I could watch this nonstop for hours, I need more 😝😝

# Tyrion being “oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, the political ramifications. I’m gonna get another outburst in the north as the dragon pit which I’m gonna have to try and repair. Now I need some bloody wine”

# The Jonerys Ship is sailing, Literally 🚢

# Sansa admitting she knows Littlefinger did love her, this must of been hard for her whatever Littlefinger was he still was probably the most stable constant person she had in her life since going to Kings Landing

# “Your the strongest person I know” that’s better girls

# Sansa and Arya bonding over missing Ned, awww

# omg poor Viserion, looks at all the holes in his wings. He really is dead 😭😭I am not looking forward to Dany’s reaction to this next season 😭😭😭

# Please be alive Tormund and Beric 🤞🙏

# Shit’s about to get real! No more wall, White Walkers incoming. I wonder if Dany, Jon and Co will get to Winterfell before shit hits the fan or if they’ll be rushing to save it in time next season. 🤔🤔

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm on anon bc I mainly worry about that sort of thing, heh. Besides this, I'm asking about, specifically, Sterek - in the sense that I don't really ship it myself, and I wanted to say that regardless of this, and that you do - your blog is brilliant. In general, your posts on the TW fandom and the various ships within are perfect and I agree 100%. Mainly, I'm asking about the sterek, or more specifically Stiles/Derek from actual canon tw, because I could never see anything other than (1/?)

Derek being physically aggressive towards the younger and weaker (in the sense of physical strength) human - a person in a position of power over another abusing that power. In a sense. Since, whenever I watch the show I can’t help but see that, I was hoping you could either explain in that great way you usually do that makes things make sense, or at least point me in the direction of posts that have already done so, how exactly their friendship developed(because, yes, I don’t think I could(2/?)

ever ship it romantically). Mainly I’d just like to see another’s less biased point of view/take on their dynamic, so as not to alienate a serious amount of my fanfic readers despite the fact that it’s probably gonna end up as Stalia(oh the horror, that gets like 0 reads ever)I don’t want to sideline any characters that are important, such as Derek, and when I watch the show I can never get his character and his dynamic with Stiles down in my head because it’s screaming at me not to like him 3/?

And I hate that, because I never like to despise a character without good reason to; I don’t want to misrepresent the dynamic, I have to repeat, when I get to later seasons. It’ll also help me understand him more, I think, and I hope you don’t mind this ridiculously long anon ask, oops. I’m on anon mainly bc of a worry of this being received negatively, as I’ve seen this sort of query being done in the past for related topics. Ehrm, that’s it, thanks for reading this even if you don’t answer.4/4

Derek is pretty violent with everyone, including Stiles, in the first two seasons. Fandom has taken this violence and projected sexual tension onto it to justify the ship, but if we’re going to count every instance of violence as belligerent sexual tension, then everyone on this show has foe-yay with everyone else.

The thing is, Derek was trying to do the right thing - he just didn’t really consider things like collateral damage or value of life in the process. When Scott was Bitten, Derek did try to help Scott learn to control his wolf…it’s just that he also lied to Scott about a potential cure for lycanthropy in order to manipulate Scott into helping him. Neither of these somehow negate or undermine the other.

Similarly, in Season 2, Derek felt responsible for the kanima, and thus wanted to kill it before it could kill anyone else. The problem is that he wasn’t considering the life of the human who was the kanima without knowing, and he was jumping to conclusions and nearly killed the wrong person (Lydia) because she might be the kanima. Derek wanted to build a pack, and ended up dragging three new teenagers into the mess, two of whom would still be alive if he hadn’t. But, they were also extremely isolated before they were in a pack, and never seemed to resent Derek for turning them, even when (in the case of Boyd, at least) it got them killed.

Derek tries all the time, and tries really damn hard. He also fails all the time, and fails really damn hard. Most of that failure all traces back to tunnel vision - he gets so focused on one problem or factor, he never really thought about anything else. Isaac called him out on this in Season 3A - Derek was wallowing about Cora’s life and Jennifer’s betrayal, which meant he was forgetting about all the other stuff going on that needed to be dealt with.

Derek also tended to presume to know best in the first two seasons and diving head first into problems. A lot of his development in Seasons 3 and 4 was taking a step back to think through the circumstances, and/or taking guidance from those around him. Whether he was the alpha and taking guidance from his betas (i.e. following Boyd’s plan against the alpha pack, listening to Isaac calling him out, etc.), or when he was a beta again but following others’ leads (following Scott as an alpha, taking proverbial marching orders from Allison in 3B, following the Sheriff’s lead and Braeden’s lead in Season 4, etc.), Derek always did better working with someone else instead of trying to lead on his own.

To put it another way: Derek really sucks at being King Arthur, but he makes for a fantastic Merlin.

Derek was a wonderfully supportive and empathic individual. Because he struggled with being an alpha, he was a confidante for Scott when he struggled to be a (true) alpha. Derek went from tunnel vision, brooding, and wallowing in the first few seasons, to learning how to use “human” self-defense mechanisms in Season 4 when he realized he wasn’t healing and seemed to be losing his lycanthropy (and his strength and senses with it). IIRC, he never just sat down and listened to someone pour their heart out on him in the first two seasons, yet Season 3 opens with him doing exactly that, and this is something he continues to do throughout the rest of his time on the show.

I’ve said before that “quiet” =/= shy or introverted. Derek is never the kind to talk a lot in the show. In the first two seasons, this manifested as him doing things without really telling anyone or talking to anyone about it. Later, this manifested as him listening to people. He didn’t have to change this part of who he is, he just learned to be more empathetic and productive about it.

Derek’s story also plays into one of the central themes of the show. The werewolf symbol of revenge is the spiral, but here’s the thing about spirals: if they aren’t stopped, then they’ll go on forever. Derek could’ve kept pursuing vengeance for his family, but chose not to, and came out better for it. This is highlighted by the nogitsune in 3B, when Derek is infected by one of the flies. Yes, Kate was already dead, but Kate was one person and his family was way more than that. He could’ve kept going, he could’ve murdered Allison and Chris just because they were Kate’s family (the same way his family died just for being werewolves/in a werewolf pack), and the nogitsune nearly pushed him to do that. But instead, Derek ended the spiral of vengeance, recognizing that Allison and Chris had nothing to do with Kate’s murder, and how different they were from Kate (regretting their own participation in Hunter psychosis, trying to change the family motto and M.O., etc.)

Derek’s story is very much one of someone grieving tremendously and suffering from horrific trauma. But, it’s also one that shows that one’s own trauma can end up hurting those around them (the fact that Derek was traumatized and suffering for the first two seasons doesn’t change the fact he engaged in a lot of manipulative and abusive behavior at the time). And, Derek’s story is the process of recovering from grief and trauma, and learning to let go of anger in pursuit of one’s own well-being.

How this relates to Sterek in particular, I’ve written about here and here, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions on it. :)

And here are some fics which capture Derek’s character really well:

See You on the Other Side - Derek doesn’t swoop in and save the day - but he does help Stiles, and he learns to share with Stiles and take help from others.

The Nightmare of My Choice - Long-distance relationship FTW.

Starts with “F”, Ends With “U” - Fantastic way of Derek using his own experiences to help Stiles with his current abuse, and a great exploration of Derek’s trauma that doesn’t tokenize it or reduce his abuse to stereoptyes of what abuse actually entails.

anonymous asked:

Literally how the fuck dare you. First off, proud clalec shipper and never changing it just because some homo butt licker decides to hate it. What you said is the most anti straight and heterophobic thing ever. Are you implying that all straight characters are waiting to change their sexuality in the future. Its like saying just because you are Indian you are either getting fucked by your father or shitting on the streets.

Part 2 : How do we know you now or will not shit on the streets, you are Indian. You might be shitting in a toilet but in India where your ancestors might shit on the streets. I think street shitters should not talk about clalec or malec until you are house trained.

Part 3 : So clalec shippers should stop doing what they love because it offends you. Really? You know you anti clalec shippers all have the same. Straight characters have not mentioned their straight so they are waiting to be turned. But even when stragiht characters are confired, it doesn’t stop the shippers. Examples include destierl, Sterek, Supercorp..why should it stop clalecs? Are we somehow lesser that we have to kiss your ass..

Alright literally everyone told me not to answer this, but I need to this off my chest.

Just understand this one fact, anon, just because you have run out of sense, facts and apparently all sane grammar does not mean that you can still defame my personal views and most importantly my country

You called me “anti straight and heterophobic” yes? Well, believe me being a straight girl, its a little difficult to be either of those things.

I don’t know you anon, I don’t know what you are good at, but I do know what you are bad at. Checking facts. Cause all you see Indians as is “people who fuck their daughters and shit on the streets”. Well, I have news for you.

Since you like toilets so much, lemme start with that only. Your modern system of sewage and flushing, do you where they were developed for the first time, centuries before they were developed anywhere else? Mohenjodaro. You know where that is? India. So before you go calling us things, check your facts. You have a modern system to call your own, cause of us.

India has a culture which is so intricate and beautiful and deep, that people with a brain as small as yours seems to be will never even begin to comprehend it. We come from a nation where we allow a lady of Catholic origin to step aside for a Sikh to be sworn in as Prime Minister by a Muslim President to govern a nation of over 80 percent Hindus. We have 5,600 newspapers, 35,000 magazines in over 21 different languages with a combined readership of 120 million. We have reached the moon and back yet you people still feel that we only “shit on the streets”

It may also interest you to know that many of the origins of your English words come from Sanskrit. For example, “maatra” becomes “mother”, “bhratra” becomes “brother”, “giamiti” becomes “geometry”, and “trikonniti” becomes “trigonometry”.

Even after being the third largest nation in terms of engineers, doctors and lawyers, when we greet one another, we fold our hands in namaste because we believe that God resides in the heart of every human being. And you anon had the audacity to reduce our culture and our nation to a single stupid age old stereotype you once heard.

Let’s see your country be better after being colonialised for 200+ years.

And as far as Clalec and Malec are concerned, I stated an opinion. You don’t like it, don’t read. Simple solution. I would comment on the other ships you mentioned but the fact remains, that I am not a part of those fandoms nor do I have any interest in them. So, why should I?

Hope this atleast helped you get some facts straight. If you still have doubts about my country and what exactly we are capable of, well, feel free. My ask box is always open.

The Female Gaze

I think, in the end, it was about the women, not the gay. I think the groundbreaking new thing BBC Sherlock wanted to do was to strengthen and re-evaluate the role of women in Sherlock Holmes adaptions. But that went horribly wrong.

Mofftiss always said they wanted to right something with their adaption that everybody else did get wrong. Well, what could that have been, as Holmes has even been portrayed as a mice? We all hoped for Johnlock… as this has been a reading of the canon especially appreciated by female/queer fans, because it takes into account a somewhat different interpretation from the cis white het male reading. Sherlock Holmes is somewhat ideal as a character to captify female readers - as he retorts to thinking and talking and not to violence in the first place to solve a problem, which are classic female strategies. Holmes mostly employs his brain and not his fists - which sets him apart from most male action / crime solving heros in a way women can relate to (but remember Gatiss’s poem, advocating a more physical Holmes? Making him into a cis white male het hero…?) 

But as S4 clearly showed us that Johnlock wasn’t the goal - what else could have been the new, groundbreaking thing everybody had gotten wrong before?

Especially around TAB, but also before, Mofftiss talked excessively about the role of women in Sherlock Holmes adaptions; that the Zeitgeist when the stories had been written didn’t allow for many strong female characters. TAB was sold as a story about strong women and their empowerment - which sparked anger, because the women were portrayed as murderous furies. I’ll return to this later. The point here is that there were even panels at Sherlocked in 2016 harping on “Women in Sherlock”, emphasising their importance.

So, I think what Mofftiss felt necessary for a modern adaptation was to strengthen the role of female characters. Only, the brave thing then would have been to make Holmes and Watson both female. Which Mofftiss didn’t.

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Okay, I think I’ll loose half my followers and be yelled at by almost everyone in the fandom, but fuck that, I’m doing this post anyway.

Guys. Guys, guys, guys. GUYS. Could you please tell me why everyone is just shitting on Andrew’s face, like,  EVERY TIME his name is mentioned in ANYTHING ?! I know LWA is about witches, so mainly if not only girls and that a lot of yuri shippers here don’t want to see any guy but seriously, don’t you think it’s going to far ? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Dianakko shipper and I don’t want to see het bullshit in LWA either. I was scared EVERY TIME I saw that Andrew would be in an episode, especially after ep10 because, let’s be honest, the beginning of this ep was pure bullshit. But in ep6 as well as in ep17, the ones that really matter since ep10 was pretty much a joke from the producers, he has been nothing but a good boy, considering his upbringing. I mean, the guy was raised in a family that hates witches and that won’t allow an 8 year old to learn to play piano (which is just stupid), so yeah, guess he suffered quite a lack of “useless” things such as FUN and never talked to anyone not thinking like him (or when he did, his father said something like “They are fools that we need to guide on the right path, no matter what they say : this is what us, statesmen, are here for.”). So yeah, in ep6 and before, when he and Diana met as children, he was a real dick with witches. I won’t deny that.

But ep6 and 10 (even if it was full of bullshit in the beginning) came and he changed his view on witches, leading to him defending Akko and Amanda in ep17. The guy has grown up and is now an ally. A FRIEND for Akko, even if they don’t always get along and still argue about some things. And seriously, aside from Akko blushing a bit when she met him in ep6 (I won’t talk about ep10’s beginning, I consider it as a joke from the producers’ and nothing else, but even in ep10, after the first part in the ballroom, there’s no more romantic interaction between them : the scene at the fountain gave Andrew hope and courage, their little interaction at the end was nothing more than two buddies acknowledging their good work at solving a problem), so aside from that, there hasn’t been any real het bs. Sure, you can quote one or two things, like Akko’s look to Andrew at the end of ep17, but the look itself only means what you want it to and I chose to believe that it was just Akko being grateful for Andrew’s help with everything that happened.

So I get why everyone is mad that there might be a SLIGHT CHANCE of getting Akkandrew scenes, we’re not here for that, clearly, but if you look at it objectively just 2 minutes, the “romantic scenes” are, like, 1/10 of their interactions so far. And it’s a really, REALLY little part of EVERYTHING that happened in the anime and that is going to happen.

And now, for ep19 : yes Andrew is here, yes he might get some screentime, no it doesn’t mean it will ruin anything. I mean, come on guys, you’re better than that ! Even if Andrew DOES have some role in the ep aside from taking Akko to Diana’s house and explaining her what’s going on (like the aunts taking over the family and their positions about prestige and witchcraft), it doesn’t mean it will ruin the interactions between Akko and Diana ! I understand you’re worried, but saying things like “shit head will ruin the ep” or “I thought it was going to be an ep about Akko and Diana, but now Andrew ruins it” is just stupid and really annoying. Another character being there, even if it’s a boy, doesn’t mean the focus of the ep will be on him or that he will ruin scenes between the two girls or anything like that ! There are 10 screencaps from the ep that have already been released and Andrew is in only one of them, just like Diana’s aunts, so don’t you think it’s a bit early to say his presence will ruin everything ?

As far as we know, he might as well make his coming out, say he sees Akko as an annoying little sister and give her advices to talk to Diana and ask her out on a date.

And if you didn’t see it already, I’ll ask you to please read this really nice analysis of @darthcontusion that was made 2 weeks ago where it explains clearly how Andrew is not as shitty as some people make him look like.

And if you’re not convinced yet, think about Gamagori in Kill la Kill. The guy was deeply in love with Mako, but it never stopped Trigger from giving us really nice scenes between her and Ryuuko and in the end, Gamagori’s feelings didn’t ruin anything. NOT. A. THING. (Mako didn’t even notice them and only saw Gamagori as a great and reliable senpai)

One doesn’t have to hate and shit on the face of a character to support a ship. Andrew being a white (I don’t even know why we talk about his skin colour, seriously) and potentially straight guy doesn’t mean it will ruin anything between Akko and Diana because BREAKING NEWS ! It’s not how it works. So please, let Andrew breathe and start insulting Diana’s aunts ‘cause THESE ONES seem to be real bitches. Just give Andrew a chance, I know he’s a nice guy deep inside.

Things that frustrate me in the SPN fandom:

Not in any particular order

1) Shipper “wars” (which seem to be declared only by Destiel shippers of a certain ilk…but I could be missing a few others admittedly)

2) Sam-stans who think Dean is always wrong and completely belittle everything about Dean no matter how many times Dean is proven right. Even if you point out to them “Sam is wrong to say X to Dean in this scene” (which is not vilifying Sam or hating on Sam) they immediately make approximately a dozen excuses for why Dean was so out of line that he made Sam treat him like shit. Their arguments just make people dislike Sam (equal and opposite reaction), so it annoys the fuck out of me.

3) Dean-stans who think Sam is abusive. Sam can be a total shit to Dean, and he completely disregards Dean’s intellect and instincts regularly (see 13.02 for most recent example) in favor of portraying Dean as essentially feeling things wrong simply because he disagrees with Sam, but there is no one and nothing on the planet that Sam loves more than he loves Dean, and aside from S4 (my least favorite Sam season) and a pretty well-deserved middle of S9 he has never intentionally hurt Dean. Being dismissive too often is still not abusive. Also, I love that Sam is completely blind to his own flaws in how he treats/relates to Dean because it is so very real. I love Sam for his flaws. Also, sometimes Dean really is the one at fault or who hurt Sam first. Don’t make the Sam-girls hate Dean (see the above), it annoys me.

4) Castiel fans who haven’t apparently been watching the same show as everyone else since his second episode. He’s pretty much universally been an asshole to Dean since S4. It’s not always been intentional, and sometimes it’s even understandable, but he’s still been a total fuck and regularly a betrayer.

5) Lucifer apologists. HE’S FUCKING EVIL! Also, HE LIES! It’s what he does! 

6) Having a conversation with someone and thinking “fuck, haven’t you ever had a literature class and discussed complicated narratives and unreliable narrators” and realizing no, she hasn’t because she’s fucking 15 years old and too young (and possibly too dumb) to have had proper literature courses.

7) People who hate on Jared and Jensen for being normal guys. I love that they are normal guys, hell, it’s what I love most about them.

8) People who hate on Jared and Jensen at all.

9) “Fans” who think that “interpretation” is more important than fact/canon.

10) Stupid people. If your IQ is below 100, please vacate my corner of the universe. We cannot see eye to eye because I can’t lower myself that far. Not even sorry.

11) Shallow people. If you’re only here because Jensen and Jared are gorgeous (which, obviously, they are) I’m not interested.

12) Blind people. If you’re only here because you think Misha is gorgeous…well, enough said. He’s far from ugly, but really?

13) “Fans” who dislike both Winchester brothers and all the brothers’ scenes. What are you even watching - approximately 45 seconds of each episode?

14) People who police others and say “you can’t be in the fandom if you don’t like my favorite”. I’m not saying anywhere in the above you can’t be in the fandom, I’m just saying fuck off out of my corner of it. The two are entirely different things. Even the Destihellers are fine, if they’d just tag their shit with ONLY the ship tags not the general tags so the rest of us don’t have to be exposed to the homophobic bullshit, the rest of us wouldn’t care that they exist.

15) People who go into anti tags of things they love. Why? Do you just want to be upset or are you looking for a fight? 

16) The stans who try to pass off as BiBros. Uhm…no. If you only ever have good things to say about one brother, you’re a stan, or at least a Dean/Sam girl (or guy). Admit it. Stop lying to others and/or yourself.

17) Idiots who think criticizing a character’s actions in a particular scene, episode, or season equals “hate”. Every character on the show has been a jackass at least a few times. Saying that he/she was a jackass in X scene or Y episode is not “hate”. 

18) People who can’t or worse won’t tag properly. 

19) Ageism. This is my fandom, you stupid little teenie, I was here first (trust me, 12 years ago you weren’t even in school yet, let alone a fan of SPN) so it’s really annoying to have you try to claim the fandom from “old people” who are younger than most of the cast (except Alex…he’s young). 

20) The creepy girls who think the cast are actually interested in them, that way. Jensen is nearly 40, Misha is well clear of 40, and Jared is 35 - your age ends in teen. Even if they wanted to step out on their wives, normal men at that age are well past their “teenage girls” phase. There’s a reason people find it skeezy, because it is.

21) Everyone who wants to act like the “bad guys” aren’t bad. Aside from the Darkness/Amara, there is no canon to support this interpretation. 

22) Anyone who says that I can’t be a feminist and not want to watch the Wayward spin-off. Sorry, a show about teenage girls is not that appealing to a woman in her thirties. Wait, no, I’m not sorry. There’s a reason that SPN is the only WB/CW show I’ve ever watched more than one season. 

23) People who use the LGBTQ+ rights campaign to “defend” their bullshit which violates every single tenet of the LGBTQ+ movement. 

Cut From the Same Cloth

A Peaky Blinders Fic 1/10?

Character Pairing: Alfie Solomons + OC

Summary: Cara Shelby has been caught in one of Tommy’s, her brother’s, schemes once again. But this time his plans lead her down a far more dangerous path than she was anticipating. A far lonelier path, so she thinks. Now it’s her time to live up to her name- discover what it means to be human.

Word Count: 2,016

Warning: swearing, violence… what do you expect, honestly?

A/N: This fic will be inconsistent with the current PB timeline, I won’t say exactly how since not everyone might be caught up. But I pretend certain things are different, don’t judge me!!! This first installment is meant to set the tone, I know it’s boring but bear with me!

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The Dark Affices: Lord of Shadows Analysis

(Unpopular opinions sorry+mostly criticism but the book is good, its just Imm irked by these points GAH )
I loved this book while reading it, the plot flowed well, the characters were quite lovable, but once I finished it- it felt like I had read nothing at all. The only feelings I had came from the whole situation with Kieran and Mark and Cristina, and that was just because I’m a total sucker for sad romances where one loves the other way more than they are loved back but ANYWAYS.


Unseelie King
Isn’t even half as threatening or formidable of an archenemy as Sebastian Morgenstern, and that makes the whole story quite weak already

Seelie Queen
She’s going to do something that will bite the shadowhunters in their arse the moment Julian gives him the Black Book. Predictable. She could’ve done way more manipulation on the others as well.

Zara and the Cohort
Everyone who fought in the way againt the Circle/Valentine is still alive. There is no way that within 10 years people who go back to wanting to brand downworlders and such. They remember the last time someone wanted to do that a massive war broke out and their relatives died. Also Zara is a two-dimensional character: her goal is weak, and she doesn’t seem to have any human/likeable qualities. So she’s a Regina-George-type character, made to be hated, but the Unseelie King has already taken that role. Repeat: Sebastian Morgenstern was a way better villian, since he had a single human quality: he wanted to be with his family, his sister and his brother. This brings us onto my next point

Both the villians and the heros both had very single-trait, non in-depth personalities, probably due to the amount of characters and arcs.

Emma: too unflawed. Her emotions are quite simple throughout the book (there could’ve been great inner turmoil about whether she could give up being shadowhunter to love/protect Julian). She killed a rider too easily- making her seem to powerful.

Julian: He was a pretty horrible person in this bk but in terms of character depth he’s not too bad. He loves his family and would do anything for them and it’s shown in a variety of ways. I’ve been comparing him to Cersei, since he’s on the whole “family is most important” and “manipulation” thing. However, considering that he’s practically been running the family, he should definitely sound less whiny and more mature.

Cristina: I don’t even know what to say. I can’t even remember what you did apart from sing lullabies and be attached to Mark. Her lack of more personality sucks because Kieran keeps saying she’s really nice and kind and stuff, but it’s not that supported really. She could’ve contributed way more to the fantastic love triangle, by trying to actively push Mark away because she’s seen how much Kieran loves him. Her selfishness here doesn’t lone up with her wanting to end the Cold Peace for both faeries and shadowhunter’s gain.

Mark: I hate him and love him. Cassie made a good decision in making him quite the douchebag, not quite loving Kieran as much as he loves him and not caring enough about Kieran’s feelings. But that makes him the most realistic of all characters: he feels regret since he’s practically ditched Kieran the minute he didnt need him (I mean there’s the whole “you made my brother and sister get tortured but you saved my other brother” thing which should’ve been Mark’s excuse to himself about why he’s not choosing Kieran, but he’s doesn’t and runs around with Cristina anyways. Interesting.

Kieran: I love him to much to make any judgement. Also he’s a faerie- they aren’t exactly “humans” and their emotions are more 2D so…

Ty: Better character compared to some others, and we now understand mildly how the twins and Kit work together as a team (since Kit needs to become one of the only people that understand Ty due to Liv’s death) . Also his loyalty to family as seen by the letter to Annabel. Cassie has laid great groundwork for him. Can’t wait for him to be a main character.

Kit: He and Ty need potential to evolve in the next series so I’m giving them some slack. I’ll do more analysis on their relationship later.

Liv: She loves her brother and is curious about Kit and she’s a generally more “realistic” character. Really thats it. I wish I felt tears for her death. I dont. Cassie could’ve developed her even more as a character, but then that would make her death more painful so. But her importance to Ty and the rest of the family is written enough that it would justify the changes that will happen due to her death.

Dru: TBH Cassie could’ve not spread the characters out so much that we’re kinda at a lost. Time spent writing about Dru could’ve been used on main-er characters, but Jaime needed an introduction. So did she. Looking forward to reading more about her in TWP.

Diego: A character with multiple loyalties! Yay!

Diana: It would’ve been way more influential if she had been forced by Julian to explain why she couldn’t apply for the institute instead of dropping it like a “bonus” story which makes her seem like then token LGBT character. It’s a great plot twist that couldn’t have seemed even more forced. It’s kinda sad that a brilliant character reveal was ruined

Gywp: He’s leader of the Wild Hunt and I know he’s in love with Diana but he’s not Magnus, who’s always had nothing better to do than help hot shadowhunters. (Jkjk)

Magnus/Alec/Jace/Clary: domestically cute and cameos that contribute to the main arcs.

Now, onto the more controversial topics:
Julian/Emma: This entire book is supposed to be about them balancing dealing for their love of each other with saving the world. It’s written in a whiny way and not nearly enough character (If you’ve read the Throne of Glass series, then you’ll understand- they needed the long-ass training scene between Aelin and Rowan). We never read about how they fall in love and that makes the emotions quite plastic…? It would’ve been fantastic to read more about how they fell in love instead of how they are insanely tortured now. It doesn’t emotionally appeal to me at all.

Cristina/Mark/Kieran: Words cannot express how much I fucking love this romance arc. It gives me so many feels, and half of them make me cry. I’ll analyse Kierark first. When it first debuted it felt like the “token hot gay ship thats thrown in for the fangirls to get off to”, but then as time passes we slowly learn how toxic this relationship really is. Kieran doesn’t love anything else in this world apart from Mark, having no family, no friends to love him. Whereas with Mark, he’s always been surrounded with love, with his half-brothers and sisters, Emma, Helen… etc. He doesn’t understand how much he means to Kieran, and Kieran definitely loves Mark more. In the Wild Hunt, it’s shown just how much Mark depended on Kieran to stay sane, which suggests, as Cristina says, that Mark owes a debt to Kieran. But it is not nearly that simple. Kieran’s love for Mark is what kept him sane, and love is unconditional in most cases, including this. It is undeniable that Mark, despite him having the possibility of not being in love with Kieran when they first become lovers, due to it merely being what he needed, it is certain that Mark does feel for Kieran. Even when Kieran betrays Mark, Kieran believes it to only bring Mark back to him. I see someone so broken that they’d do anything to have their lover back, not a selfish bastard who doesn’t cate about Mark at all. Kieran doesn’t understand “Family”, and in his defence the Blackthorns are a large enough family to survive without Mark. I’m not saying Kieran is entirely blameless, but its a totally understandable thing to want things to go back to how they used to be, and that is extremely human and (“I betcha you would have done the same”). Their love is insanely primitive and raw, and it is more of a “need” to both of them. Kieran needs someone to give him love, Mark needed someone to keep him sane.
Then we move onto Mark. For some reason, the faerie-blooded characters seem to act the most human in this series. Mark is a bloody douche for stringing Kieran on, while pursuing Cristina, but then that’s exactly what he craves. He needs someone to love him, in a simple way. He craves normality, and that comes in the form of Cristina, whom he finds himself attracted to, originally physical (he says he wants Cristina and that Kieran wouldn’t mind: he was not emotionally attracted to Cristina. But now that he’s spent time and realised how easy she is to love, he loves her). Kieran and Mark’s relationship is not just sexual, or romantic, or friendship, or brotherhood- it’s insanely complex and dependent and its toxic but they will never be able to remove the bond between them. They’ve experienced life and death together. But Mark doesn’t want to be burdened by such a heavy emotional relationship anymore, and that’s understandable, so he turns to Cristina. Kieran cannot bring himself to hate Cristina, since she wants the Cold Peace to end and that shows how much she cares for everyone and how she uncharacteristically wants to protect faerie rights despite being a shadowhunter. Cristina also oddly finds their relationship arousing instead of being jealous of Kieran, which leads to some of the fandom wishing for a polyamorous relationship. (Including me to an extent). On one hand Cristina could neutralise the toxicity of Kierark and also slowly teach Kieran to love other people, which would result in him not requiring the entirety of Mark’s love. (Cuz currently, Kieran love mark with 100% of his heart and wants Mark to do the same. If Kieran loved other people it would be less toxic, since Mark does HAVE to share his love with his family even if Cristina is out of the picture ) On the other hand, it would be great for Kieran to find someone who will love him as much or even more than he loves them. The smol deserves more love in his life, don’t you think? Also, I forgot to mention that Kieran does need to go back to the Wild Hunt, or he might become Unseelie King, and then Kierkark could actually be impossible, but I firmly believe they’ll always love each other, maybe not as much as before, but they’ve left quite the imprint on each other’s lives
(The stars will go out before I forget you, Mark Blackthorn)

Ty/Kit: LIKE THEY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER SO WELL TY DOESN’T OPEN UP EASILY WHEREAS KIT DOES (he’s already attached to the Blackthorns) And Kit is so much more outgoing and cool and GAH its a great ship looking SO forward to TWP. (Srsly I have so much hopes for TWP cuz in my opinion TDA is a bit of a weak arc and the only redeeming characters seem to be Mark’s drama (I don’t think we’re going to see this in TWP I’m sad)

Gwyp/Diana: super cute and deserves more love

In conclusion:
I love Cassandra Clare’s style and how she can make character relationships insanely lovable. The fact that she always protects the characters all of us love from dying is great too. But @cassandraclare if you see this, please do consider these points made by a fangirl who is nitpicking a bit (I hope this series ends up as good as TID) for the greater good😂 (Also Diego/Kieran ain’t too bad of a ship either😏😂)

If you disagree with any of these, I am open to dicussions:) Just please don’t blindly hate on this: all of us are entitled to opinions, you have yours and I have mine. Let’s respect each other, okay?