When you’re a person of color who dares to say “I deserve better” when it comes to the whole race and representation in media issue, people will line up around the block to waste your time.
Please understand that you don’t have a moral obligation to be a part of someone else’s redemption arc. Nor do you have a moral obligation to be subjected to violence by people in power who don’t like having their comfortable worldview and sense of entitlement challenged.
You don’t have to prove your worth to anyone; you are already worthy. You don’t have to pay with pain for your right to speak out about this. You don’t have to showcase and explain your pain to anyone who thinks you don’t have the right to complain about it.
We DO deserve better. And I believe we can do better.
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Buying a car is seriously beyond stressful, I do not recommend it. Instead, I would advise you to all just plant a tiny toy car in your backyard, make sure to water it and give it lots of love and affection, and one day you will wake up to have a beautiful (maybe a little dirty - it was grown in the ground, after all) car waiting for you that will love you and drive you wherever you need to go.
TUMBLR DECIDED TO NEVER ALLOW ME SENDING YOU STUFF BUT I’LL TRY AGAIN: HERE’S A WOBBLY SENSHI HUG, AND MAY YOUR MEAL BE TASTY AGAINST ALL ODDS
This is from so long ago, and that’s really just so not right.
BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS
LOOK AT THIS SENSHI HUG I’VE BEEN HOARDING ALL THIS TIME
AND DIDN’T EVEN KNOW I HAD IT
It completely slipped through the cracks, and it’s only as I’m digging myself out of all this that I’m finally seeing it. OH BUT HOW MARVELOUS
There are few things I love as much as Senshi hugs and this is one of the best. I love all the details you worked in. Nobody is hugging someone in exactly the same way, and each reflects the unique relationship between them. Usagi’s hugging Mako’s shoulder, but Rei’s head. Ami’s holding Mako’s hand, Minako gripping Rei’s arm. I could stare at this for half an hour (half an hour MORE, I mean), and keep pulling out new details.
YOU ARE LITERALLY THE BEST SNUMPLE. LITERALLY THE BEST.
He needed to tell her… what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.
Some thoughts on some characters you think are underrated?
Oh boy. Well, here’s a bulleted list of some characters I think are underrated:
Nico: I really feel like Nico was set up in the series as the embodiment of the okama stereotype, but I have a feeling that there’s so much more there that we haven’t seen with them. They’re smarter and much more powerful than they present themselves. And Nico has shown sympathy for a number of characters despite how out of place it seems in terms of their searches for fun. This and their pursuit of following beautiful people despite having so much capacity in terms of power and ability make me feel like I can’t quite pinpoint them. I can’t wait for Nico to play a more major role in the series when the Clowns become more relevant.
Hori: Since I wrote my post about Hori a few days ago, I linked it here.
Nutcracker: I absolutely loved her character design and thought that it would have been amazing to see more of her backstory. I at least thought she would remain relevant for a while after her death, too, since Shirazu was haunted by her death. However, since HE died, that’s a no go.
Amon: I know that everyone loves Amon, but for his deuteragonist position I feel like I don’t see that much attention from the fandom directed toward him. And that is totally cool, because everyone has their preferences. However, when I first read the series, I LOVED Amon so much. He was one of my favorite characters. He still is. He maintains his moral integrity throughout the series while also learning to question his own positions and grow from them. And he’s one of the few notably masculine characters I’ve ever gotten excited about, because his masculinity does not depend upon shrugging off caring for others or dismissing/sexualizing women. (But also, let’s take a minute and appreciate how #blessed we are to have @floppyamon giving Amon the love he deserves. At least 50% of good Amon meta on Tumblr comes from them. A++ right there. That’s the shit that fuels me.)
Shirazu: Again, I know everyone loves Shirazu, but I don’t see as much attention given to him as I would expected. And, again, that’s totally fine because people put more attention on their own favorite characters. However, since he died so soon after his appearance and because he’s probably the least popular Quinx in terms of fandom favorites, I’ve been feeling a hole where all this Shirazu content should be. I just love how good-hearted he is. I was also really captivated by his father’s suicide scene. WHAT HAPPENED TO HARU? Maybe we’ll get more information about Shirazu later when Haru comes back into the picture.
Irimi: Irimi’s Anteiku Raid scenes were SPECTACULAR. Her inner monologue. Her implied backstory. Her gang’s beef with Hachikawa. I NEED MORE INFO.