so many feels still because i can't stop watching and thinking about this damn scene

anonymous asked:

hey lottie! you're always reblogging these fabulous gifsets of boys kissing boys and girls kissing girls, but i never know what they're from or where to find them! can you rec some of your favorite queer shows/shows with strong queer characters+narratives that you're enjoying right now or have enjoyed in the past? and if you're feeling extra bored and need something to do, maybe a bit about why you like em, and some hints on where we can watch em? you're the best and i trust your taste a lot!!

[HANDEL’S MESSIAH PLAYING SOFTLY IN THE DISTANCE]


QUEER SHOWS:

- LOOKINGI screeched Looking’s praises across the galaxy a few weeks ago. tbh I cannot overstate how fucking brilliant this show is. diverse, intelligent, and beautiful to look at. also: Raúl Castillo

- PLEASE LIKE ME – very cute, very Australian, and very, very funny. deals with mental illness in a big way, but also has an entire episode dedicated to them killing their pet rooster, Adele. if you need convincing

- ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK – I feel like this show needs no introduction. queer girls everywhere are absolutely robsessed with it for a good reason. it sometimes drops the ball, but: Poussey

- CUCUMBER / BANANA / TOFU – this has a special place in my heart because a) it’s set in MANCHESTER!!! and b) one of the main characters is bisexual… and he’s one of the hottest people on planet earth. PLUS: Luke Newberry is in a Banana episode, and you will never look at Kieren Walker the same way again

- IN THE FLESH – speaking of Kieren Walker! okay, listen. LISTEN. THIS SHOW IS UNPARALLELED. it is absolutely stunning. the fact that it got cancelled after only two (unbearably beautiful and perfect) seasons is the premiere injustice of my life. I cannot believe it. it’s been 15 months and I am still livid. I am FUMING. 

- QUEER AS FOLK – THE ORIGINAL HOT MESS. all the clothes are ugly and the dialogue is… just… abysmal… but despite that it is perfect and beautiful and I won’t hear a word against it! unless I’m the one saying it!

- THE L WORD – see above, but with GIRLS. and… Shane. [sweats]


QUEER STORY LINES:

- BLACK SAILS – I am currently arse over tit in love with this show. it’s about PIRATES and there have been FIVE explicitly queer characters so far, four of whom are on the Main Cast (good luck trying to guess who). al-fucking-so: two polyamorous relationships. like. what the hell, Starz?!

- HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – not only was there a borderline insane amount of gay sex in the first season, after being criticised re: a poorly-handled bisexual subplot the showrunners turned around and made their main character bisexual. Shonda, man. it’s also one of those shows that you KNOW if it keeps going long enough everyone will eventually bang each other. it’s already begun. 

- HANNIBAL – there’s no way you could exist on the internet and avoid finding out they went Full, Textual Romo in the finale season, so I don’t feel bad for spoiling you. the first season and a half is Criminal Minds meets ‘80s French Art House cinema written by, like, a fucking 13th century philosopher, and then suddenly: romance! I still cannot get over it!!!

- CUFFS – lovely little BBC show about police in Brighton, and Brighton is essentially the San Fransisco of England, so! it was truly taken from us too soon. my Wednesdays are hollow. 

- SHADOWHUNTERS – is this show brilliant? no! have Alec and Magnus literally killed me? YES! I AM LITERALLY DEAD! I waited 12 weeks for that kiss and then got up at 7:30am just so I could watch it the second Netflix uploaded the episode at 8:01.16-year-old me read those books and 24-year-old me is watching this show with 16-year-old me’s heart, okay?

- SENSE8 – in short, it’s about a group of people from different corners of the globe who find out they have a mental connection. most of them are low key queer, some of them are high key queer, it’s directed by two trans women, and it’s amazing. watch this scene. you’re welcome. it’s on Netflix. 

- SHAMELESS – Shameless and I are on a break at the moment, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love it and that Ian and Mickey are one of my All Times. they take (took… sob) over my life every Jan-April. they are BEYOND FRAUGHT, CONSTANTLY, but when they’re good… my god… oh no… my… hea a r r t t… 

- EMPIRE – I am half way-ish through this show, so I can only speak to what I’ve seen so far. it’s basically about this HORRIBLE KNOBHEAD and the amazing women that, for some reason, seem to like him, and his wonderful sons that he does not deserve. one of them, Jamal, is GAY, and really loves to piss his dad off about it. it’s super great. oh, also, they’re all famous singers.


QUEER CHARACTERS:

- BROAD CITY – the most hilarious and relatable show. one of the main characters, Ilana, is bisexual and super vocal about it. she’s also LEGIT in love with the other main character, Abby. I’m sorry, it’s undeniable. I’m fucking serious. 

- PENNY DREADFUL – YOOO, THIS IS THE GOTHIC VICTORIAN MADCAP HORRORSHOW OF MY HEART! sorry for the spoilers, but the Romantic Hero, Ethan, the gunslinging, American werewolf in London, is a TENDER, HUNKY BISEXUAL, and he’s played by JOSH HARTNETT. what more do you need to know?

- BROOKLYN NINE NINE – hilarious and brilliantly diverse buddy cop comedy. you can’t not love it. it’s brilliant. it’s just so funny. I love Charles Boyle. 

- STEVEN UNIVERSE – this is a show about a 12-year-old boy being raised by three lesbians, one of whom is two smaller lesbians in a trench coat. it’s AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL, and has legitimately made me SOB on a couple of occasions, because Pearl was in love with Rose and it’s everything. (I’m serious. UK Cartoon Network actually censored this show because it’s too gay. it’s my fave.) oh, and they’re alien rocks, but that’s nbd. 

- ADVENTURE TIME – AT paved the way for shows like Steven Universe! I generally only watch it these days when Princess Bubblegum and Marceline do something GAY, which is WHENEVER THEY’RE ON SCREEN TOGETHER, because THEY WERE IN LOVE and USED TO DATE. there’s this whole thing that’s been going on with a shirt Marceline gave to PB and it’s been killing me for like 3 fucking years, man. 

- ORPHAN BLACK – clones! gay clone! trans clone! ten billion amazing women, all played by Tatiana Maslany! Felix! Felix and the cute coroner! Felix and Tony! Delphine! [10,000 fire emojis] 

- SKINS – Skins varied from being genuinely compelling and great television (season 1, season 3) to being HOT GARBAGE (everything post-s4), but, listen: Naomi and Emily. if I even mention them irl everyone who knew me aged 16 rolls their eyes like YES, LOTTIE, WE KNOW. 

- TRUE BLOOD – straight up this show is BONKERS, but there are SO MANY QUEER CHARACTERS! they also take great joy in establishing rules early on (e.g. vampires and their makers have sexual relationships 99.9% of the time) and then being like, hey, look at Eric’s maker! or they’ll say ‘yeah, you have sex dreams about vampires when you drink their blood’ and then they don’t strategically forget that fact 6 seasons later. there’s a lot of Immortality Bisexuality and there’s also Lafayette, love of my goddamn life.

- THE MAGICIANS – so this show (and the book it’s based on) stole elements from every classic children’s fantasy you can think of and threw them all together in a story about hard-drinking, drug-taking, orgy-having, mentally ill twenty-somethings, and it’s great. wonderful Eliot is the Queer Char Of Note, but there’s also a surprise bisexual threesome, which you DO NOT EXPECT.


wow… okay. you can watch most of these on couchtuner.ag or Netflix, so… get on that, I guess. this seems like a weak ending. GO FORTH AND BE GAY! SPREAD THE AGENDA! HAVE A NICE CRY! THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS HERE YOU COULD FEASIBLY MASTURBATE TO! 

Pro SasuKarin, Anti SasuSaku

Part of the reason I like SasuKarin is because, unlike Naruto and Sakura, Karin UNDERSTOOD how important Itachi is to Sasuke. Sasuke, who was willing to abandon everything so that he could kill Itachi and finally put his mind to peace, because he can’t just “forget” about the Uchiha honor and family. Killing Itachi would resolve everything and make Sasuke at peace again. Karin understood that, and she didn’t give a damn about the romantic fantasies/happy lifestyles- even Sasuke doesn’t want it, so she doesn’t force Sasuke into living a lifestyle he does not want. She didn’t get in his way, she didn’t hold him back, unless what he was doing was out of a lapse of judgment that he’d regret later. Then she voiced her opinion BOLDLY and commanded him to rest and he listened. Karin didn’t try to stop him (though she did try to stop him from killing Sakura, that was pro judgment, shows she can weigh priorities on a scale. She sees the grays instead of viewing the world as black/white like the rest of Team 7.)

Naruto and Sakura, even Kakashi, just don’t understand that; they tried to stop him and chased him and tried to kill him, bring him back to Konoha- did whatever they could to prevent Sasuke from achieving his lifelong goal (which didn’t even sabotage Konoha’s safety.) Even when Sasuke sacrificed his old life and safety at Konoha, they still fail to see that his goal was his lifeline, thinking Sasuke was in darkness, that this isn’t the old Sasuke–

even though Karin KNEW Sasuke was NOT in darkness. She SAW his chakra, and SAW that he had a lovable, cool chakra, and she hugged it. She instantly knew that Sasuke wasn’t all evil.

It was after he found out the truth, that Konoha wronged Itachi, that Sasuke started sobbing in front of her and Team Hebi, and activated his Mangekyou Sharingan.

As Karin watched the last of his brightness and warmth flicker out, and frigid blackness take its place.

I think a woman who’s been there, is better than someone who just hears things by the rumors; and Oh, there’s that too.

Karin knows the truth behind Itachi, because she was THERE.

Kakashi and Naruto only know the truth because Obito said so, and they decided to keep it a secret from Sakura. In canon, Sakura NEVER finds out that Itachi’s good. (unless SasuSakus assume that Sasuke told Sakura behind the scenes, during the timeskip, about Itachi. But that’s kinda different from being THERE with him: in that case Sasuke wouldn’t have to tell Karin because he knows Karin understands him. And there’s also that, Sasuke never told Sakura.) During the time Sasuke went wild hating on Konoha, Sakura only saw him as a crazy maniac, while Karin (and Naruto later on) understood his motivations.

Naruto Uzumaki made Sasuke “turn good again.” Not Sakura…

And Karin Uzumaki understood Sasuke. Sasuke can try to hide his emotions, but Karin can read chakra and know what he’s feeling. But I don’t think Sakura UNDERSTOOD Sasuke’s feelings; she knows what’s good for Sasuke but she doesn’t know what Sasuke’s feeling. Unlike Karin, she’s never suffered from losing a clan or village (Naruto had to lose Jiraiya to even begin to understand Sasuke’s pain of LOSS.) Karin understood Sasuke from the start. And…

Imagine being at Orochimaru’s hideout. EVERYONE is out to get you. You have those jealous subordinates bitter about you being Orochimaru’s favorite “pet,” you have Orochimaru waiting to claim your body, you have Kabuto keeping a hungry eye on you, you have no supporters and no friends. Then there’s Karin, his only ally. (Jugo saw Sasuke as Kimimaro’s reincarnation after Oro’s death, and Suigetsu only started liking Sasuke after traveling with him.)

The only Sasuke supporter.

She reads Sasuke’s chakra and instantly understands who Sasuke is, and likes him. She’s not out to get him, if anything, she’s there to help him, in his most dangerous situation.

I know Sakura is prettier than Karin, she’s more popularized, she’s a self-insert for many females who think Sasuke is cool (or guys who self insert as Sasuke find her less “creepy,”) she has less creepy habits, she “knows what’s good for Sasuke” a.k.a. it’s best for Sasuke to get married and have kids and GIVE UP on your life goal- 


But I believe “understanding Sasuke” is more important than all of the above.

If I were Sasuke I would feel a bond and more trust for an ugly, unpopular person who understands me (been with me through my worse years) over a pretty, popular person who does not, (and doesn’t know what I went through- and the few people in the know, keep it a secret from her because they don’t trust her with the secret.)

Admiration is the furthest thing from understanding. :\

anonymous asked:

Why do you ship faberry? Quinn hated rachel

I waited until morning to answer this question because I knew it would be indeed a long answer filled with multiple links. I think I shall add this question to my faq haha.

Okay, my friend, get ready; here it comes.

First off, Quinn did not hate Rachel. She says it clearly in the scene below (sorry I didn’t want to search for a better picture).

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Danny Castellano is My Whole Damn World

Wait, no, that wasn’t the name of the episode was it…?

Hmm. Well, it might as well have been because…look if I need to explain why then you clearly haven’t watched it. So go watch it, flail about a bit, die from squealing too much, resurrect yourself, drink some water (you’re probably dehydrated from all the drooling over Messina hng) and then read this. Ok? Alright then.

Also, most of this is either me swooning over Danny/Chris or flailing over Dandy sooooo….be warned!

Oh and about half way through I started calling everyone assholes so there’s that too. I think I still have too many feels or something. I can’t cope.

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