so i had a go at this parallel thing

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i just thought about this parallel between 01x11 and 04x06. it’s just very interesting to me so i had to just jot it down real fast. now sure okay we don’t have a lot of explicit confirmation Coran knows 100% what’s going on here, but it’s heavily inferred due to the fact he’s been in communication with Keith prior to this moment (Keith’s been talking to him), he’s monitoring the situation, and his expression. plus… .this parallel. 

The thing is…. Coran knows that Keith won’t quit. There’s just no talking him out of this. He knows this because he’s been here before with Keith, on the precipice of Keith diving forwards without reserve and doing what he believes is right even at the expense of his own life and possibly at the cost of it. Coran knows right now he literally can do nothing to stop this. 

01x11 Keith believed he was doing to help Shiro and also for the greater cause of the mission: to protect the black lion because from day one they’d been told if it fell into Zarkon’s hands it would all be over. 

But there’s a slight difference here too, and I think it’s why Coran looks like that here. 01x11 is probably one of the TRUE times yes…. Keith actually has been reckless and impulsive (i feel these words get thrown around a lot for him see this perhaps). 04x06 - based on his behaviours - he isn’t actually being reckless and diving in without thought. That’s the concerning thing (he’s Considered it properly and that really shows - I mean…. see this too i posted earlier!!) 

So yea he’s actually being logical and pragmatic in a dire situation. He’s making a call that is difficult and FAR from easy, but he’s setting aside everything else for the sake of getting shit done fast. 

Now don’t get me wrong, just because he’s being completely pragmatic and rational here - to the point he’s not weighing in the value of HIMSELF to the mission or the cause - IT DOESN’T MEAN HE’S RIGHT AND THAT THIS IS OKAY…. keith…. but he thinks it’s the right judgement to make. The stakes are high, voltron is in danger. Someone has to do something.

And keith has proven time and time again that when it’s time to make a tough call, a choice for the greater good and universe that could well divide people and cause discord - he can and will be objective even at the expense of how the team see him and what people think of him. (of course there are exceptions, there always are and that’s interesting when this pattern breaks). 

Overall here though, Keith is once again doing everything he’s strived to do from the very start: keeping the mission from sabotage and ensuring Voltron can continue it’s quest for the greater good. No matter what. 

anonymous asked:

reasons why Evak's shippers are fetishizer:1) you'll starting watch Skam after the cuddle scene. 2) writing Henjei fics. 3) were upset for the false rumors of Targei leaving back in March only because you won't get your gay nut. 4) the birthday video was fanservice and disgrace for the LGBT community. 5) only care about the sex part in the hotel scene and not what really important. (1/2)

6) the reason Tareji didn’t win his gullruten for his acting is because it’s wasn’t horny teenage girls with gay fetish who voted, thanks god. 7) even Mari said that all you wanna see is Isak and Even make out8) you make Henrik and Tarjei uncomfortable till the point they can’t interact with each other. 9) you never use season 1+2 isaks gifts, only season 3+4 (2/2). Mic drop.

Hello anon. I heard you’ve been copying/pasting the same message on a number of blogs/ccs, and I’ve been told to leave it alone because you probably just want a reaction out of it. But your 6th point bothered me a little bit so I thought I would answer. I’m not sure why you’re spending so much effort trying to make a claim anonymously, but Isak/Even are too precious for me to just brush off your accusations.

1. I personally started watching Skam while S2 was airing so that’s a fail on your part. S2 spoke to me because it dealt with the reality of sexual assault and how utterly devastating such events can be. How isolation can eat at you and turn you into someone you’re not, making you turn your back on exactly everyone you know, but mostly yourself. How love can turn you into someone you don’t even recognize. S2 wasn’t important to many in the evak fandom, but it was important to me. So alright.
Many started watching after the cuddle scene because they had never seen love between two boys being portrayed so innocently and in such a raw manner. It was poignant. It was beautiful. It was butterflies inducing. There was nothing sexual about it. Just two boys with a crush lying on a bed, smoking joints, and talking about parallel universes while brushing each other’s hair. So I don’t know why you’re trying to shame people who started watching because of that.
Other people started watching because of representation. I personally had never seen a Moroccan girl portrayed in a tv show before and Sana’s character was a gift to me. Other people were drawn to the show because it tackled bipolar and stigma against mental illness. Because it talked about oppression and privilege and eating disorders and depression and the need to feel like you belong somewhere. Because it tackled issues and mundane things we go through every day and that anyone can relate to without glorifying them or turning them into a cliche. The show rang true with so many. So so many. But go ahead and tell me that it’s because of “our gay nut”.

2. ? Some people wrote a few RPF fics. It’s fiction. You don’t have to read it. And while I’m not a fan myself, I don’t like the idea of shaming some people for their thoughts as long as they don’t harass people in real life and post shameful stuff on their instagrams and bother their friends and family.

3. His name is Tarjei. I personally never believed those rumors because I knew Isak meant too much to him and also because people love to spread rumors when there isn’t much to do. Back then, people had this thing against Tarjei because he wasn’t as close to the fans as other cast members, so rumors flew left and right. Still. If people were upset at the idea of him leaving, it was because Isak was their favorite character, because he resonated with them, because his struggle was real and raw and haunting. Not because of “our gay nut”. But go ahead.

4. Please explain how showing a HAPPY gay couple is a disgrace to the LGBT community, because I think you just lost me here? How is a wonderful boy making his wonderful boyfriend a birthday video with footage from their every day life a disgrace? Do LGBT people not deserve a shot at happy representation? Does everything happy have to be labeled as fanservice? Do we need to live in constant angst and pain? I don’t get it.

5. You lost me here once again. I don’t think ANYONE only cares about the “sex part” in the hotel scene. Fun fact, I couldn’t even rewatch that clip because it was so haunting and powerful and incredibly executed. I had chills and I couldn’t stop crying because that’s how incredibly poignant it was. I had to go take a walk. I couldn’t function for a while. There was nothing but heartbreak and outrage after that clip. The reveal was so heavy although expected, and our hearts bled that night. No one was “nutting” to the hotel scene. Everybody was literally shaken to their core, worried about what would happen. Worried about Even. Worried about Isak. Everybody was worried. That clip was a masterpiece and to have you turn it into this is a bit hurtful. Not to mention that the “sex part”, as you put it, was just so beautiful and touching. Even simply wanted Isak’s first time to be perfect. I don’t see why YOU have to fetishize that.

6. The point that upset me. You’re implying that Tarjei* didn’t deserve a gullruten. Tarjei, the 17 year old boy who got the award show to lower the minimum age just to be able to nominate him. Tarjei, the 17 year old who portrayed the inner struggles of a boy so repressed and so isolated and so so harsh on himself, a boy who wanted nothing but to be loved and feel important and safe, a boy who led the loneliest life before allowing himself to feel and love and accept himself. You’re implying that Tarjei – who gave a performance that touched the hearts of so many and who poured his heart and soul into every line and every scene and every blink while attending school and keeping his private life private and staying humble – didn’t deserve a gullruten. You’re “thanking god” that he didn’t win. You’re reducing his performance and Isak’s entire story to “a gay nut”. You’re reducing Isak’s entire arc and journey of self-acceptance and of falling in love with Even who challenged him to his core and made him see just how wrong he was about mental illness and about the world to “a gay nut”. Okay.

7. Yes, we want to see our favorite couple who’s gone through so much just be happy and hold hands and make out and smile and laugh and be happy. Mari does, too. She was mostly there with them when they made the fanvideo. She released the unused pictures. She loves Isak and Even just as much as we do. Your point? I seem to have missed it again.

8. Henrik and Tarjei are fine. They have nothing but good things to say about each other and they did an incredible job portraying Isak and Even. They spent months filming that fanvideo for Isak and Even and for the fans to whom they’re very thankful. You don’t know how they interact in real life. You don’t know a single thing about them and we don’t either. Stop spreading groundless rumors.

9. Again. Wrong. We love S1!Isak and we use gifs* from that era all the time. Not sure what you’re referring to here.

10. *Picks up your mic* *Drops it again.*

I don’t usually respond to hate and propaganda because I don’t see the point. But many people outside this fandom love to point fingers and label us as fetishizers when all most of us do is literally cry at the beauty of their story. Their story has touched us so deeply that we can’t move on even after all this time. It was just so raw and pure and painful, but so so worth it. Many of us didn’t even believe in the idea of ‘love’ before their story, in the idea of self-love and of finding someone who would just accept you for who you are and turn you into a better person and make you want to live your best life. Many of us didn’t have that and you have no right to reduce all of our feelings to “a gay nut”. I don’t know what you get out of this but why would you want to rob people of something that brings them so much joy and hope?

Alt er love. 💛💛

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Adrinette Month Day 12: Childhood Friends

Yes, I know this is really late. (you know, I do cover first kiss, reveal, and proposal in this though, soooo does that count as being ahead?) Apparently it takes me a week to finish a one-shot. But hey, I think I actually managed to write some fluff for once so I’m happy.

ao3

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They were four years old when she first met him.

She watched as he tugged a pretty lady into the bakery, a smile lighting up his entire face and making his eyes shine, his hair tousled from the summer breeze. Marinette was mesmerized by that smile, by those eyes, by the golden glint of his hair. The boy looked like a drop of sunlight that had landed on Earth and was delighted by the people who lived there.

The pretty lady that must’ve been the boy’s mom struck up a conversation with her own mom, talking about needing things for something called a gala. The boy wandered from his mom’s side, gawking at the few handcrafted pastries displayed at his eye level. He stopped by a cake that had been baked and frosted to look like a cat and pressed his small hands against the glass. Marinette left her spot from behind the counter and tapped the boy on the shoulder.

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Keep calm! Jonsa is endgame!

Okay, so I know the whole fandom is  starting to panic because of what happened in episode 6 … or maybe just because of this season entirely. But we can’t forget ALL the little Jonsa moments and subtle clues that have made us believe that Jonsa will happen… SUCH AS: 

1. So many Ned/Cat 2.0 parallels:



2. Jon threatening every male to bring up Sansa…

3. The OMFG realization looks from LF and Davos…

4. The camera zooming in on every time Sansa touches Jon… 

5. The Brienne and Jaime Parallels, (okay I actually saw this on another post from @lyannas-loves so I don’t want to take credit for this idea, she noticed this little piece of brilliance…. but just look!) 

“The subtext is it’s almost like saying, “You keep my heart. It’s yours. It’s always been yours” - NCW …. and let’s not forget that Jon said the North will always be a part of him… so he technically gave Sansa a part of him/his heart

6, Their incredibly emotional reunion…

7. THE FUCKING FOREHEAD KISS THAT LASTED A LIFETIME…!

8. HIM FUCKING LOOKING AT HER LIPS…!!!

…I dead ass thought he was gonna kiss her in this scene, and this was BEFORE I was a Jonsa shipper, so I did not have shipping goggles on…I actually felt really weird watching it for the first time cuz I thought they were siblings and this scene DID NOT feel siblingly at all!  (but post R+L=J confirmation I was a happy shipper)

…Moving on…

9. The tent scene… with heavy breathing…in candlelight… and the crazy tension that you can practically cut with a knife…

10. The fake Starkbowl…

This was definitely done on purpose to throw us off…definitely a red herring to cover up the romance between the two so its not too obvious yet. 

11. Him looking back at Sansa but not Dany… 

12. She gave him a Ned 2.0 cloak which he has pretty much never. taken. off. …and cloaks of protection are used in wedding ceremonies..  

13. “I will protect you I promise”

…Promise me Ned…Promise me! 

14. After Jon and Jorah talk about Jon’s children, the STARK theme started to play and the scene cut to SANSA when it could have easily cut to Dany talking about her children with Tyrion (which would have better foreshadowed the Targ baby). 

^^^Future mother of his babies right here… and let’s not forget that in his original draft, GRRM had Jon and Arya fall in love, so he seems pretty open to the whole “fall in love with your sibling, but you can’t do anything until its revealed you’re actually cousins” idea. 

15. And just the way Jon looks at her… I can’t…

^^^YOU CAN’T TELL ME THAT THIS IS THE WAY A BROTHER LOOKS AT A SISTER!!!!! LIKE TF?! 

16. OH and Jon likes redheads!!!!

Sorry for the long ass post Lol, hope you’re all still with me! Anyways… this can’t all be a coincidence… there is too much going on… like even if Kit and Sophie’s insane chemistry is purely coincidental, they had to go out of their way to make the Ned/Cat parallels, make the “Oh shit” looks from LF and Davos, and make Jon want to kill every person who brings up Sansa and so many other things.. Keep faith Jonsa shippers, this was meant to be! I know with boatbang around the corner you’re loosing a bit of heart, but have no fear! Sex doesn’t mean he loves Dany more than Sansa AND Dany still needs to be betrayed for love…and look at all this Jonsa forshadowing, they would be absolutely stupid to have the show go in another direction! Just have hope for a few more days until episode 7 airs! Hang in there guys! Jonsa will come. Jonsa is endgame!  

12x22: Dean Winchester is going to die

Well, when I was new, I wrote a whole post about this, about how early episodes but especially 12x11 foreshadowed that Performing!Dean was going to be deconstructed by the end of the season… Fans self.

The death of Performing!Dean in this episode was BEAUTIFUL. It was EXQUISITE. I couldn’t have asked for MORE! 

I literally grabbed and punched @amwritingmeta in the leg I don't know how many times as I paused it to point and shout.

1. The Grenade Launcher

So, the grenade launcher = performing!Dean metaphor. We had hoped and boy did they deliver! Did anyone else notice, while Dean was *ahem* knocking down the seemingly unpenetrable physical walls, that, maybe it was my weird link, but it seemed to me that the flashing ‘red’ lights in the MoL bunker were decidedly pinky-purpley in colour rather than standard alarm bells red and the flashlights glowed on the blue side of white… (the MoL HQ lights are also brightly pinky-purple to keep the theme going, I mean honestly what self respecting 1950s MoL guy chose this for the bunker instead of the usual red? Please!) Just saying. 

Originally posted by ohh-bloodyhell

“It wasn’t long ago I thought we had it made. We had Cas back, we had mom back. I mean it wasn’t perfect but still…”.  This is it. Dean’s facade has been coming down all season, but at this point now, he just doesn’t see the point in holding it up anymore.

And what does Sam do? HE OPENS UP TO DEAN. He tells Dean how he feels, the reasons why he followed the MoL - that it was “easier than leading”, that he made a mistake. This enables Dean to be truthful himself, in the end, now. Again, they have had many times to reflect on their own deaths but this is another time similar to 11x23 where he can really reflect on what he has lost, and now what is that? Cas and Mary.

Dean uses the grenade launcher, that he’s been dying to do since forever, blows down the impenetrable seeming wall, saves the day. How meta do we need to go? It’s BLATANT. The choice in the colour of the lights, the dialogue, his feelings… the walls are Dean’s facade and the grenade launcher is his way of breaking it down. YES. This has been building all season and much prior to this other meta writers have said that he grenade launcher is associated with Dean’s hidden side, his bisexuality, Destiel etc… this is meta gold, THIS is a meta aspect Dabb was talking about. Toni even then parallels the tearing down of Mary’s mental wall with Dean’s physical use of the grenade launcher, just moments after. It is so well put together :D

Also, I have long believed that the bunker had to go. It represents too much the MoL side of things and the whole ‘living below ground’ thing is way too underground / metaphorically bad. For me they need a real, healthy home which is in between Bobby’s hunter house and the MoL bunker. Hopefully they will find a nice modern MoL home with kit but that isn’t so hidden above ground somewhere next season to take over and make their own :D

2. Sam the MoL leader

“Real hunting isn’t just about killing, it’s about doing whats right… I want you to follow me”. We have wanted this for Sam all season, the MoL story fits his personal arc so well (so did Eileen, still bitter), this is Sam’s endgame. Sam said just moments earlier that he didn’t want to lead, but now he is, because it is necessary and because he is good at it. I believe he will now see that this is what he wants and will work towards this for his endgame.

This then leads to…

3. Dean and Sam - ending the brodependency and Dean as Sam’s parent

Dean lets Sam go, the dialogue is amazing. “You’re ready for this… you got this” paralleled with an actual mom/daughter conversation between Jody and Alex. 

Originally posted by bridget-malfoy-stilinski-hale

Dean literally talks to Sam like a parent letting their child go off to college and I had to pause this for a long long moment to process and scream “they’re actually going there!” not even knowing what was coming next… man…

Then comes the Mary / Dean scene.

4. Dean and Mary

This was always going to be what Mary led to for Dean’s arc. After Amara had started this addressing of Dean’s facade in season 11 and Mary is basically an extension of Amara this season re: Dean (in the same way that she still has to influence Sam’s arc re: Lucifer, that is for next season). I LOVED how BLATANT and textual they made this, the actual lack of subtext because it was all in the ACTUAL TEXT! 

Firstly, Dean considers letting Toni go, which I had expected, to show the difference between our boys (morality) and the MoL as monsters.

Then… “Dad was just a shell…I had to be a father and a mother to keep him safe, and that wasnt fair, and I couldnt do it, and you wanna know what that was like? They killed the girl that he loved, he got possessed by Lucifer, they tortured him in hell and he lost his soul…But I forgive you, for everything.” MY HEART!

Ok, yeah, they did the thing, they brought Jess up 30 mins before killing the guy that Dean loves after not mentioning her for…. A DECADE? And paralleling one of the few scenes we ever saw her in with Dean/Cas too? After we already had the parallel with Dean seeing Cas when driving along, same as Sam did? So, only the scene of Sam and Jess in the bar and the scene where Dean actually meets her haven’t been paralleled now with Dean/Cas? I’M LIVING!

But seriously. The rest is exactly what we, the audience needed to understand Dean and to show casual viewers Dean’s inner angst in order to understand the facade coming down, this is exactly what Dean needed. He has come full circle, this is the start of the culmination of the end of Performing!Dean (which Jensen has no said at Jibcon will be furthered in season 13!).

Dean actually TELLS Mary in his mind that he hates her, but that he loves her. That he had to be Sam’s mother and father, and that it wasn’t FAIR. This is so important, that he didnt just say that it happend and that it sucked, but that it wasn’t FAIR and that he did not DESERVE IT.

This is Dean addressing not just his mother but how HE feels about it, how he feels about HIMSELF, that he is saying that he DESERVES MORE and has SELF WORTH. 

These are all the words I have been using since 12x01 re: Dean . I’m so happy!

5. Ketch kills Toni, Mary kills Ketch after Dean beats him to a pulp, PERFECT, Jody kills Hess, again perfect.

This had to happen to keep our boys on the ‘don’t kill humans unless they HAVE to’ side, especially after Dean considered letting Toni go. Thank you.

6. Winchester family reunion 

Sam’s forgiveness of Mary, Dean’s reaction to the happy family hug (it’s great but someone is missing…). “Who we are… we kick ass. We save the world” 

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SAM AND DEAN ARE ACCEPTING THEMSELVES THIS SEASON. In 12x09 Sam said it, now Dean says it. After all the angst this episode and for Dean all season…

This whole episode was for me the culmination of the deconstruction of Performing!Dean this season, which has been the main theme carried through on the character - driven side of things, it was beautiful.

In many ways I view this as the character - led season finale and 12x23 as the plot - led season finale (which I will post my thoughts on right up next).

I cannot WAIT to see the result of this episode come across next season. 

We have not only now Performing!Dean pretty much dead or on his way out, the Dean Winchester is going to die metaphor was fully used and was fantastic, but coupled with Cas being brutally taken away from Dean, the parallels with 2 key canon romantic couples (Sam/Jess and Cain/Colette) in this within SECONDS of each other, plus the Jibcon revelations that we will see more of Dean’s reaction to this in season 13, apparently crying (and Jared not even hiding Destiel jokes now) make me pretty much 100% convinced Destiel is really endgame now.

Aside from this we now have Dean accepting himself, his internal self acceptance arc coming to a close, Sam’s MoL arc coming up and I will touch on the other aspects of the story for Sam in the next post as they are relevant to Lucifer / Jack, and Cas’s arc too…

Season 13 is already set up for exactly the endgame I am wishing for!

Tink’s Endgame Wishlist :

- Mol! Sam (and Eileen, Chuck I’m still bitter about that though, I really hoped her death would turn out to be a misdirection). Pretty much CHECK.

- Hunter / Mol collaboration with Sam and Dean as leaders. Pretty much CHECK.

- End of the brodependency, Dean acknowledging he was Sam’s parent and letting him go. CHECK.

- End of Performing!Dean. Pretty much CHECK.

- Human!Cas and self worth and belonging for his arc. TBA probably next season, what happened this season makes no sense if not to lead to this.

- Destiel. Pretty much CHECK. (And now after seeing Jibcon and the boys just joking about it all the time? Yeah, I don’t think they have an issue with this!).

- ALL THE RAINBOWS

I love this scene for two reasons:

1) because it is 200% yet another hint that Juuzou is following on Shinohara’s footsteps as his true successor. 

Furuta is currently destroying everything that Shinohara (amongst other investigators) ever stood for, back when the CCG could still pretend that it was a rampart between ghouls and humans, fighting for the humans’ side, so it must be hard for Juuzou to witness its slow crumbling when he also knows that, as Shinohara’s successor, leaving behind what remains of the original CCG is just impossible.

It really reminds me of this moment in TG ch137:

because Juuzou understood long ago what it is that Shinohara really meant back then. 

Ghouls will always have to kill humans in order to eat and survive, while humans will always have to fight ghouls in order to survive as well, which is why the CCG still has a true purpose (at least as long as some sort of coexistence isn’t made to last, but that is Kaneki’s part of the job in theory) because, without it, humans would disappear. 

That’s why, as Shinohara’s successor, Juuzou just can’t say bye to Furuta, despite knowing that he’s aiming on purpose for destruction and chaos, because he has to find a way to salvage what’s left of the CCG. 

Honestly, Ishida giving the role of the CCG’s/humans’ last hope to Juuzou would make perfect sense to me since, as Shinohara’s successor, he’ll definitely keep on fighting to protect humans from ghouls, but also because, by never being able to hate Big Madam, he’s really neutral towards ghouls in general. 

2) Because it makes a parallel with something Uta once said to Kaneki.

Uta might be a troll and a real mystery, but as far into the story as we are, it still is one of my beliefs that the Clowns are a completely neutral party, which is to say that they’re not pro nor anti ghous/humans, because setting the world on fire and watching it burn is fine by them as long as every side is involved. 

Again, it is just my opinion, but the Clowns currently helping Furuta to create chaos (for now) is just their own way to make sure that humans/the CCG, ghouls, Kaneki and V are all having a role to play as the world inside the twisted bird cage burns away.  

Ultimately though, Uta at least seems to think like Juuzou: getting rid of one side or the other is not going to bring meaningful changes or be a viable situation for long (which tentatively makes Uta possibly interested by the idea of coexistence, if it somehow works out). 
So I personally really liked this parallel, implying that two characters who fought before and who don’t see eye to eye about basically everything (from the look of their interactions before) would still be slightly similar on this particular idea, especially when we’re at such a pivotal moment in :Re. 

The Clowns probably had it all figured out before Furuta started his grand plan, so they are not a good indicator of things changing (even if they’re probably getting ready for the next part of the game), but in a way, amongst the many characters that are involved in Furuta’s game, it’s reassuring to see that Juuzou has apparently figured out how he must act because he understands the role that was given to him (as Shinohara’s successor).

Now, it’s mostly about Kaneki figuring out how he’s going to success as the OEK, if he’s really the one who will lead the different sides towards a possible coexistence (if that’s even a viable solution).

anonymous asked:

thoughts on the whole "lars and sadie are a parallel to rose quartz and greg" thing that's been going around?

(Excellent question! But I’m going to have to assume you’ve seen the SDCC promo, because otherwise it will be hard to discuss this topic in detail.  Just so you know, this will contain SPOILERS for unreleased Lars episodes.)

There is definitely a Rose/Greg parallel going on with Lars and Sadie.  At this point, there’s no denying it. And it’s been going on for much longer than I think people realize.

Before Sadie Killer aired on the CN app, I had reached the conclusion that Lars was always meant to be Rose Quartz’s teen parallel while Sadie shifted from a Pearl parallel to a Greg parallel as her character and relationship with Lars developed, so seeing more solid evidence for this and seeing fans talk about it is very exciting. 

The first thing you need to know is that Lars and Sadie’s personal story progressions flow backwards from their respective analogous character.

  • Lars goes from feeling dead and paralleling Rose’s ghost/memory, to sacrificing himself so Steven can live and be on Earth, to becoming a lively pink quasi-immortal rebel against Homeworld.
  • Sadie goes from working at a menial labor job to becoming a singer-songwriter with a focus on horror and the undead, which is connected to her reanimated love interest (much like how Greg’s music was space-themed and he had a thing for human/alien romances before meeting Rose).


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A Little Life gave me the courage to tell my best friend I was in love with him
By Bridie Jabour

One of my best friends is Tim Nelson, the lead singer in our band Cub Sport. We’ve known each other for about 15 years and we both grew up in very religious upbringings. After school finished, we became friends and started playing in the band together. I quickly realised I had feelings for Tim and basically there was a whole world of things keeping us apart, most notably religion.

It took until last year for anything to happen and it was the book A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara that really was the catalyst for that. The characters in A Little Life, I could draw so many parallels with their lives and my own life – it was pretty frightening. Seeing how their lives were so centred and underpinned by friendship was what I initially was drawn to. I was resigned to the fact I was going to be happily single forever and I was fine with that, I was content knowing that I had meaningful friendships that underpinned my life and I was willing to accept that.

I remember crying in the first few pages of the book just reading about basically exactly that. The friendships of the four characters in A Little Life were all they had to pin them through the difficulties of figuring out who you are, especially in your early 20s. As I kept reading, it literally changed the course of my life. As the story of the main characters, Willem and Jude, develops, they eventually get together. I was so struck by that . I think I had buried so deeply within me what I really wanted that it took me seeing it play out in fiction to actually have the clarity and perspective to look at my own situation and give me strength to realise that life is too short not to follow.

I did know I had feelings for Tim but I think other people around me saw it more clearly than I did. I think a lot of people thought it was something that would happen at a similar age to the characters, maybe in our 40s.

I think I realised early in the book I was drawing direct correlation with those characters and with myself, then seeing one character die really shook me. I was suddenly hit with the notion that if Tim was to die, how could I have not said something. I realised I had to put everything on the line and I was willing to potentially jeopardise and lose our friendship to get everything that I suddenly realised I wanted and needed.

We were on tour for two months and on the very last night we had a couple of drinks and went to bed. I said, “I don’t want this to ruin our friendship but I want to be with you, I love you and I want to be with you forever”, and then Tim started to cry and said, “So do I”.

I don’t think I would be where I am today, both personally or with the band if it wasn’t for having read A Little Life at that specific moment.

an open letter to dan howell

dan,

there are not enough words to articulate how much you have impacted me. as young as 13 years old, i was struggling with depression. i had a terrible mental space that i just brushed off because i thought it was just a normal part of adolescence. but i continued through high school not being able to shake these absolutely low and heavy feelings. i would often spiral into self-deprecating thoughts, causing me to often cry myself to sleep. when i was 16, i broke. i had a complete mental breakdown and had to go to the emergency room for a psych evaluation. from there, i worked with a psychiatrist to figure out anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds.

today, however, i feel as though i have paralleled you as i am now the happiest i’ve been for a long time. it seems cliché to say that you helped but you were a constant in my life since 2012 and kept me laughing even when i had no motivation to keep going. regardless of your personal struggles, you have been dedicated to making others smile and that is truly the most beautiful thing. i hope that one day i can be like you.

i know that the chances of you seeing this is extremely slim but i am so thankful that you have talked about your struggle with mental health. we can both have our low days but i know that we will both get up and keep going. so again, thank you dan.

@danielhowell

anonymous asked:

ok, so i'm worried. i'd love nothing more than both shiros having long happy lives but given this show love for parallels i fear keith and kuron would have to go through the same mess allura had to go with her holodad ;A;

Actually I think we’re safe on that front! :,D Because Allura’s dad sin’t actually her dad, you know? It’s a hologram projection of her dad. And she has to choose to ultimately give him up and walk away. The thing is, we already have a parallel for that. In BOM, Keith also sees a hologram projection of his dad, and has to leave him. Even the way the scenes are framed when they make this choice is very similar, as is some of the dialogue. 

Shiro isn’t a father figure to Keith, so I don’t think it would make sense to have their scenes be similar in the first place. Keith does have a father that he lost just like Allura though, so it makes more sense to draw that parallel. Both Kogane and Alfor “bring” their children back home–and in both cases, it’s a mere mirage. Still, the empty promise feels real and enticing enough 

Both fathers also make the offer to let their child stay home and spend more time with them. 

Of course, I think it’s important to remember Allura doesn’t have the same baggage associated with her dad as Keith does. She grew up with him being a very prominent part of her life, has had the time to really know him and get close to him, never felt like he just walked away. For Keith though, his memories are all a blur. He doesn’t know who his mother is. He doesn’t know why his dad left. He has all these questions he’s desperately seeking answers to–“Don’t you want to catch up?” “Of course I do.

But he’s also not incredibly happy to see Kogane the way Allura does. He never once smiles or moves to embrace him–even when Allura knows her “dad” is a corrupted hologram program, she still hugs him goodbye. Keith believes this is his dad for real, in the flesh, after having not seen him for years. And still there’s this noticeably uncomfortable distance. You can tell Keith is on edge and hesitant to approach him, can see he’s struggling with some very conflicting feelings. Whether Kogane meant to leave or not, his child still grew up alone with deeply rooted abandonment issues. You can’t just erase that kind of trauma. Which is why it takes a bit longer for Allura to break free of the illusion than Keith. Moving on:

I think the choice of colors and lighting in these scenes were absolutely intentional. We see the illusions start to shatter, and when reality comes crashing down, it’s in fire and brimstone. The burning red sky evokes the same tumultuous chaos and anxiety in both scenes. 

Then of course there’s the final goodbye. Again, Keith sounds more resolved and distant, more like he’s trying to remove himself from the situation to make it as painless as possible. Either way, the closeup on their faces are still drawn the same. They also both fade out into a bright light with the rest of the scene. So yeah, if they animated Allura’s goodbye to her father with another parting in mind, I think it was Keith and his dad. 

If Kuron is meant to mirror any kind of hologram, I’d say it’s the way holo-Shiro demands Keith listen to him or else he’ll leave and Keith will be “all alone” again. Which, you know…that’s still really sad…

Parallels

wait. @anti-support-group

based on this post, i came up with something. 

what if anti is not only afraid of being retaliated, but he’s scared of not being taken seriously and he’s scared of loosing us?

look and listen at him each time. 

he mentions that we’ve lost, that this is our fault, that someone was weak, in order to make us feel something towards anti, to make us compelled to keep watching to see what else he has to say. Yet, overtime, we move on to the next meme or video that Jack’s posted up.

After he sees that the Anti hype is low, he strikes up again trying to make sure he’s relevant again. Notice how far he went to keep our attention as to showing up at Jack’s PAX panel.

I think of this like Undertale, where we’re Frisk and Anti is Flowey/Asriel. 

Think about it.

Flowey continues on saying how he is the prince of this world and how he’s killed people over and over again, trying to prove dominance and trying to strike fear into Frisk, yet, it doesn’t necessarily work as the player notices the backstory behind how Asriel became Flowey.

He gives up his flower form, taking up all the souls and becoming someone much stronger and powerful and decides to strike more fear into the player, killing them repeatedly with his powers. Much like Anti killing/corrupting the rest of the egos in order to gain more power, becoming more serious and angry at the jokes and foolery we’ve created with his name. (my personal favorite is trash goblin, but that’s beside the point)

‘In the Asriel battle, he tells the player phrases like:

Every time you die, your grip on this world slips away. Every time you die, your friends forget you a little more.”

Then we can do everything ALL over again.And you know what the best part of all this is? You’ll DO it.And then you’ll lose to me again.”

(Also, keep in mind how well liked Frisk is by these people. Similar to how Jack is well liked by us and the egos as well, with Schneeple telling how great Jack was and how he tried to save him. Look how far the support got them.)

Much like when Anti says:

Originally posted by lum1natrix

“That doctor thought he could save him, but he was mine! He was weak! Just like the rest of them! I’ve always been in control!”

“This is my world! All these creatures! There are no strings on me.” (much similar to the saving powers that flowey has to the player, giving him an advantage in the game).

Instead referring to the audience, Anti refers to Jack and the people tried to save him.

Towards the end of your battle with Asriel, he tells how he doesn’t want the game to end, he reveals to, you, the player, how alone he’s felt, and how afraid Asriel’s been since the first player, the one you named, died. 

Asriel has been underestimated before and hasn’t reacted kindly to it, he’s left little hints that he’s been around and causing trouble throughout the game, he thrives off of this attention and uses this against the player until he reaches his tipping point, and unlike anti, he breaks down because of this power, realizing his actions and what he’s done without a soul. 

Anti hasn’t mentioned it, but he is desperate. He’s reaching the tipping point. He’s shown the emotion, rather than directly telling us. He would do anything to keep this attention.

Anti has to constantly reassure to the viewer that he’s always watching and that he’s in control. He knows we haven’t been taking him seriously and we’ve been using his name against him than for him. 

He’s afraid of us leaving and ending this game of chaos with us, he doesn’t want to go and fade away yet, and he’ll even killed/corrupted some of his own kind to do it. 

Also, keep in mind that Anti called Jack’s body home, and he even tells how “this” is his world, do you think he wants to loose it? With us just retaliating so quick, showing how powerful we really are?

You see, at the end of the pacifist route of Undertale, Frisk/YOU didn’t retaliate. You literally saved him with your attention, and determination to make things right. So, why can’t we do it again with Anti?  

Do you think Anti is willing to just let go of something we created with and for him? 

So; much like we had to save Asriel in Undertale in order for him to restart and bring everything back to zero, we have to not only save Jack, but save Anti in this as well, to just restart and bring this all back to zero.

It’s fairly self-explanatory, I think?

I was bored and wanted to write teeny things, so that’s the idea behind this. Obviously, some things are going to work better together than others (Pirate blind date! High school wedding! Mermaid coffee shop!), but some things could conceivably be pretty cool (Steampunk rom-com! Parallel universe roadtrip! Superhero roommates!).

Feel free to steal and adapt this for your own writerly needs. If you guys like this you can toss some ideas for a version 2.0 my way! :)

anonymous asked:

I saw the ask someone gave you when they stated that they don't think sheith parallels zaggar since Zarkon is Shiro's nemesis and not Keith's and while I loved your explanation, an idea come up to my mind - what if the main conflict actually turned out to be Shiro having to choose between Keith and the universe in the ultimate plot twist? Honestly, I'd sell my soul to see this (and Shiro choosing Keith/both ofc); not very likely to happen but I just loove the idea

ohhhh that would break my heart anon but I think it would be a good plot twist. We’ve already been given a taste of this to some degree–whenever Keith is injured, Shiro lashes out. Yes, he’s patient and put together, but hurt someone he cares about and his composure shatters. Hurt Keith, and he won’t think twice about tearing you apart. He’s even willing to risk their one and only viable alliance in this war–ready to fight an entire base by himself just for Keith.

And I mean, the thought of Keith dying is just unbearable to Shiro. Any time anyone even entertains the possibility, he shuts it down immediately. No way in hell is he going to stand by and just let Keith go, not while he can still stand and fight it. Even if that fight is impossibly one sided and futile, he’ll go down fighting first before he lets anyone take Keith. As soon as he hears Keith’s life will be on the line, that’s when he tries to talk Keith out of it. But he understands that he needs to do this, he realizes how important to him this is. The instant it’s clear Keith can’t make it on his own though, Shiro immediately goes rushing in to rescue him 

And I mean, just look at his face when Shiro finally reaches him. This is someone who fears losing Keith just as much as Keith dreads losing him. He charged in there with every belief that his best friend might well be dying on the floor, and it utterly breaks him. He’s lifting Keith in his arms the first chance he gets, latching onto him like he can keep the life from slipping through his fingertips. He holds Keith close because he just can’t let him go–cradles him in his arms like he can always protect him 

And we see this side of Shiro come out time and again when Keith’s life is at risk–this heartbroken vulnerability juxtaposed by a fierce rage as he lashes out to defend his partner. 

Shiro obviously cares for Keith–even loves him, though we can debate the specifics as to what degree. But he also understands that everyone must make sacrifices in war. He say this when he leaves behind his original crew in the very first episode. He also understands that he can’t just order Keith around and, much like the black lion, Shiro has to respect his autonomy. He has every right to risk his life for this cause if he so chooses. And even though it kills Shiro, he lets Keith take on what Kolivan calls a suicide mission. This clearly upsets him, and he need to close his eyes and pause for a moment to regain his composure before he agrees. But he still trusts Keith enough to let him take the risk, and when it comes to their trust, that says a lot. 

And if they reached a point where Keith wanted to make a final heroic sacrifice for the sake of the mission, maybe Shiro just won’t be able to stop him 

But that being said, there’s another interesting parallel between Keith shutting down the base and his trial in BOM: both times, Shiro’s shown watching on and muttering to himself, “Come on, Keith.” That shows that he believes Keith can make it, which is why I think he let Keith go on that solo mission in the first place. He had enough faith that Keith would pull through–and this is supported by the fact that he plainly tells Pidge there is no plan B, everything hinged on Shiro’s trust in Keith. So if things really did take a turn for the worst like in BOM, I think he’d do what he did before and run in to save Keith. It could be that the series may end somewhat similarly–as this would offer them both a choice as well instead of just putting all the burden (and agency) on Keith. 

Anyway, I do still think, one way or another, Keith will come back to that decision of whether or not sacrifice Shiro for the greater good. It’s just so heavily foreshadowed I can’t see why they wouldn’t follow though. And you know, another reason why I think Voltron will end with Keith having to choose between Shiro and his duty is because that’s how the original Voltron ended as well. Of course, with the other Shirogane, though–Takashi was long dead by that point. Anyway, the thought of turning the tables and having Shiro make a decisions to save Keith instead is interesting, considering how things panned out in golion.

Ryou ends up getting taken captive by Lotor, and the prince uses his hostage as leverage and gives Keith an ultimatum–let Lotor destroy Voltron, or watch Ryou die. Keith can’t bear to abandon Ryou of course (though he insists that Keith let him go). And when he sees that Keith is willing to risk the whole universe just for his sake, he manages to break free and takes matters into his own hands. He takes control of Lotor’s ship and crashes it–yes, he still dies, but it’s on his own terms and he takes Lotor down with him.

So you know, it could be that all this buildup to Keith making a decision will still culminate in that crossroad. But ultimately, Shiro will be the one who takes control of his fate and ends up making the choice for him. Though of course, if that’s what ends up happening, I would sure as hell hope it would be Shiro figuring out that “third alternative” rather than just sacrificing himself. Because honestly, so much of his character development with Keith is about learning that he does matter, that he deserves to live–that he’s more than just the monster the galra tried to make him. And Keith is the one who really pushes Shiro to fight back and live on, is the one that looks into Shiro’s eyes and tells him, “You’ll make it.

So if the final choice falls to Shiro, I hope he realizes just how much he means–that he deserves a happy ending too. A lot of his character arc has centered around unlearning this self-hatred his captors carved into him, and I’d love to see him consider doing the traditional self-sacrifice move but then realize just how inherently wrong that is. How much his team needs him–how much Keith needs him–and even if they didn’t, his worth isn’t inherently tied to what other people think. He can win and still live. He can defeat his abusers without losing himself in the process. He can make it

Besides, he’s seen just how much other people care for him, how much Keith loves him. And he’s seen the way Keith chased after him in the BOM, has seen Keith come running to his rescue time and time again. He’s intimately familiar with the way Keith breaks down at the thought of losing him again. 

And that would kill him just as surely as the galra. 

Long Night - L.H

Originally posted by lueks

So…I’ve been dying to write this…I was inspired by the song Long Night by With Confidence (thanks Holly for fucking with me and ruining me with another band). It’s got angst and it’s not happy so if you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to. It’s short and I’m very happy with how it came out


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The resemblance between Grisha and Zeke has always been interesting to me. They look a lot like father and son, but Zeke was right: Eren looks a lot more than Carla if anything.

However, Zeke has definitely inherited most of his father’s facial features, and he has his mother’s hair color. One thing which I was always curious about is the fact that he despises him, yet looks so much like him but tries to change that. Grisha always had a clean and formal look in most situations. Proper haircut, suit, and only grew out a beard when he started living inside the Walls. Zeke, on the other hand, seems to always go for a messy look. Messy hair, hoodies, beard… I think he always tried to not look a lot like Grisha, though his mindset is surprisingly similar to Grisha’s despite how much he claims to dislike him.

The Jaeger Confrontation is definitely the most exciting thing to look forward to.. it’s bound to happen!

Honestly, Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost’s situations were so extremely different from each other that it really doesn’t work for Hawkfrost to be Brambleclaw’s ‘evil parallel’.

I mean, k guess they both have the whole 'son of Tigerstar’ thing going on, but even that they don’t really have in common. Like, Brambleclaw grew up with that, with people knowing about it and wrongfully judging him for it and he had to overcome that prejudice. Meanwhile, none of the other clan cats actually knew about Hawkfrost and Mothwing. They didn’t know until the cats were leaving the forest, meaning that it wasn’t a prejudice that Hawkfrost had to grow up with and overcome. But, Hawkfrost and Mothwing did face a kind of prejudice, but one that Brambleclaw wouldn’t understand. Hawkfrost grew up with the prejudice of having been born a rogue, being judged for not 'really’ being a clan cat and struggling with that. But then the clans found out that they were Tigerstar’s kits and he had even more prejudice to pile onto what he was already dealing with.

Also, Brambleclaw had a good support system; he had his mother Goldenflower who was always his biggest defender and lived him dearly and kept the clan from judging him for who his father is, he also had Firestar who, after overcoming his own judgements, realized how good a person Brambleclaw is and personally became like a father figure to him. And Hawkfrost? His mother left him and Mothwing there in Riverclan when they were still young, he watched his brother die when he was just a kitten, sure he had Mothwing but clearly a disconnect happened there.

The point I’m trying to make here with this rambling;
It’s not fair to paint Hawkfrost as this natural evil cat villain who was destined to be awful and horrible over Brambleclaw’s 'strength of self and loyalty’ when they each had severely different struggles. It’s not fair to say that Brambleclaw is stronger and better for overcoming Tigerstar’s temptations when he had a strong emotional backing and a clan that knew he was truly loyal and family and friends to turn to, and then say that Hawkfrost was just purely evil because he didn’t have that and was manipulated by Tigerstar’s persuasion.

Brambleclaw was a cat who grew up knowing that what Tigerstar did was wrong and horrible and had people who believed in him and his loyalties and had a father like figure in Firestar to help guide him.
Hawkfrost was a cat who grew up not really knowing the extent of what Tigerstar did and was and who didn’t have that backing or father like figure and succamb to the want to prove himself and make his father proud because he had little else in the world.

Mind you, I’m not trying to 'excuse’ Hawkfrost or his actions, I’m just annoyed by how lazily done he was. @tennelleflowers did a great video on Omen of the Stars and it’s themes and made a good point of how much better the series would have been if the theme had been focused on redemption and forgiveness, and offered up some of the dark forest cats getting a chance at redemption as a plot point that I think would have gone beautifully. And if Hawkfrost had been done well, he would have tied into all fo this beautifully, especially with the 'seeming’ relationship between him and Ivypool, he could have been the first with her helping him find redemption and find forgiveness from both Brambleclaw and Mothwing. That could have been done beautifully.

I was going through old pictures and came across a sketch I scanned in. My friend had drawn it for me as a get-well-soon gift when I was in the hospital a few years back for a serious surgery. She knew how much I love Taylor and made this for me…

I remember thinking that it was so sweet of her to know that seeing this would cheer me up. I also thought to myself ~haha, Taylor’s hair isn’t curly, anymore~ but the main thing was… wow, the people I love know how much I also love and value Taylor, to the point that creating something like this of me and her together is something they happily do to make me feel happier. 

And now, a few years later…

I got to thank Taylor and tell her how much I love her, value her heart, and have been inspired by her as a writer for years. Oh, and she’s got curly hair in our pictures together. Funny how life works. I love you, Taylor. Thank you for making my darkest days a little brighter, and the good days that much better. Always.

12x20 Deconstruction: The “What the hell, what about Cas?” Exchange

Hey, peeps!

I don’t think I need to ring any bells or shine any spotlights on what this post is going to focus on. Because title. Also, this is going to be a long-ass deconstruction post so let’s keep the intro brief! I had a helluva lot of fun writing this! I haven’t gotten to write one of these in quite a while.

I do want to apologise for the dark screencaps I’m using throughout. I couldn’t find the gifs I wanted (I must learn to make gifs!!), but hopefully the screencaps do their job and illustrate what the hell I’m referring to. 

Right then, here we go!

12x20. After the cold open and the Supernatural logo we land on this image:

Dean’s hands, softly locked, his thumb doing a stroking movement, adding a sense of worry, tension, and then he starts speaking and either his clasped fingers are a sign of him praying (as I know others have postulated) or it’s more or less him wringing his hands with the emotional strain he’s under: either way, Dean is not stabile

Has he ever wrung his hands over anything? I mean EVER?

Dean: Okay, so last night… That Super Mario power-up crap? That wasn’t Cas. That freaking baby isn’t even born yet and it sock-puppeted him. Think about it - Cas said that he had faith in Lucifer junior? What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Right. Oh, boy. The first lines of dialogue before us and already I’m pausing. Yup. Let’s dig in, shall we? Because there’s a lot of digging to be done here.

As with any other dialogue exchange on this show, we need to take a look at the backstory before we grab our spades and shovels. 

Where to begin? 

Why don’t we begin by asking ourselves this: what’s the scariest moment Dean has ever been through with Cas up until now?

Originally posted by tittigirl93

(LOOK at that FACE) (those GLASSY, TEARY EYES) (=FREAKED OUT)

Dean learned during the S11 narrative exactly how in love he is with Cas. This scene in the above gif, where Dean comes to realise that he’s unable to reach Cas (who always comes when Dean calls for him), I would argue is the scariest moment that Dean has ever experienced with Cas. 

I believe it even tops the near death of 12x12, because then Cas was himself, 

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Rapid fire on 3.05

-  When a significant part of your history proves to be untrue, the very core of who you are is shaken. Not that the life you led is exactly a lie, but you can’t avoid the slight feeling of being an imposter. Of something being missing, that would help you understand yourself better. I thought these feelings were really well played by Brianna.

-  Roger is the cutest Deus Ex Machina ever. He brings a grounded centre to both Claire and Bree that is much needed.

-   As a woman and a doctor, I felt very empowered by Claire’s badassery during surgery. As a doctor, I’m sure she feels that is the one place where she can be in control and fix things at that point. Also, let’s foreshadow a significant event at the end of the season while we establish Claire might be more than your usual healer, shall we?

-  I loved every scene with Joe. I’m sold on their complicity. But I would have liked for Claire to share a bit more with him, or at least for them to have a proper goodbye.

-  Although I can see the parallel they were trying to establish with “The love of my life” thing, I thought the scene with Candy Sandy was a bit overdone and a dose of Frank that wasn’t needed at all. He wasn’t a poor victim, he had a choice as much as Claire. I get that it’s always easier to blame the one still standing, but I didna care for it.

-  Bree was so compassionate and altruistic. She said all the right things to make Claire at peace enough so she could go (don’t worry darling, the marriage, the grandchildren…yeah, you’ll see it all. Probably more than you wished for, at some point).

- There is only so much time a person can live split in two. While she ponders the choice, Claire knows deep down that the choice has been made the moment she left Jamie.

-  The amount of whisky consumed in this episode is copious.

-  Claire sewing her own garment while Batman plays along is stuff of fanfiction, quite honestly. I APPROVE.

-  Claire’s look of joyous nervousness, insecurity, expectation, love, vulnerability…ARGH.

-  Claire’s face and small gasp when she hears his voice and she knows it’s happening. IT’S HAPPENING. ARGH.

-   Jamie’s look of utter wonder. How he clearly tries to convince himself it’s just a vision. And then the small flail. ARGH.

-  Jamie faints (and is actually not ridiculous at all doing it). Jamie is all of us.

-  THE PREVIEW OF THE NEXT EPISODE. THE PARALELLS TO THE WEDDING. ARGRRRRHH.

nahnah390  asked:

I actually both like and dislike how Aqua doesn't have much story significance. It's BECAUSE Xehanort doesn't plan around her and just figures she can be used as a tool through killing her that his plan fails. She's the Sora equivalent of the story, someone who just happened to be the right person in the right place, but manged to save the day regardless through their own competency and sense of right. I mean, it's why she's the one who fights everyone else's final bosses and wins. Every Time.

Actually supposedly she was the back-up x-blade material if Ven failed. 

Aqua: Who are you?

(Vanitas starts laughing and Aqua jumps away from him and summons her Keyblade.

Vanitas Stands up.)

Vanitas: Not bad at all. Congratulations.

(A dark portal opens behind him.)

Vanitas: I’ll keep you around. Never hurts to have a backup

– When Vanitas calls Aqua a “spare”, is he talking about raw materials for making a X-blade?

Nomura: Yes. She was a “spare” prepared in case Ventus did not survive the fusion process with Vanitas. Aqua was recognized by Eraqus as a legitimate Keyblade Master who viewed light as absolute, and holds a strong heart of light. So if Ventus were to fail she could have been used as material for the X-blade.

https://www.khinsider.com/news/Birth-by-Sleep-Plot-Mysteries-Interview-1364

So she was apart of the plan just not central to it. 

Though apparently the plan later became to off her

Braig: You think you two have got some grand role to play. As if. You’re only here so that when I finish you off…Terra will succumb to the darkness. So…who wants to go first?

Though this being Braig it is utterly possible that he’s bluffing and instead stalling for time. 

Braig: Well…he wanted me to buy time, and I’d say he got it.


However I do believe she parallels Sora just as much as she parallels Kairi 

  • She originally planned on passing her keyblade to Sora but decided against it cause she didn’t want him and Riku to fight like her and Terra had.
  • I’ve stated before that Riku is Terra if Aqua had done a slightly better job standing by him with the whole darkness thing. I’m not saying it’s her fault cause there was misunderstanding on both ends but at the end of the day Sora did a better job sticking by Riku’s side than Aqua did Terra. 
  • They both de facto put their lives on the line for their friends (Sora becomes a heartless, Aqua ends up trapped in kh hell) with likely no belief that they’ll get a do over (though that’s guesswork on my part). 
  • Both Aqua and Sora chase after two of their friends whereas Ventus only chases after Terra
  • It could be argued that both her and Sora befriend a random amnesiac who shows up on their doorstep (though Terra/Riku also do this alongside them).