i think the reason for dany’s “blank” reaction to viserion dying was because she never really thought any harm would come to them. like why would she? she’s seen drogon get hurt like twice already and he is fine. she had no reason to believe the white walkers had anything to harm her dragons. her looking there “emotionless” is just her being in shock that one of her “invincible” dragons died. it’s a huge shock for her, of course she froze up.
The scene in Mistborn that stuck with me the most was near the beginning of Hero of Ages when this one town was about to be attacked by Koloss but Elend shows up first and tells the mayor he’ll help if he recognizes Elend as his emperor, then the mayor asks if Elend has brought an army with him and Elend is like “I brought 2 armies actually but I arrived early so we have to fight alone for a while first.” And they start fighting the Koloss until suddenly Vin drops out of the sky like a fucking superhero and Elend tells the mayor “Yeah that’s the first army.” and when Elend and Vin finally take control of the Koloss he tells the mayor “Here is the second army” and the mayor looks at Elend like “Look here you little shit…”
I just get so so annoyed by people who come for the Celaena in the first ToG book. People always accuse her of Mary Sueing and not actually being as lethal as she claims and I am like have you considered the following:
-she has spent a year as a slave in Endovier
-she has had to fight every day of that year to remain sane
-she was whipped. a lot. she was malnourished and weakened when she left the mines.
-it takes her a while to get back into shape after being a slave. like, duh. did you expect her to be killing ppl left and right as soon as she was free?? idk that would unrealistic and isn’t being unrealistic one the things that mary sues get criticized for?? hmmm? like idk u cant have it both ways.
-the plot of the first book is not about her being an assassin. like, lol, thats part of her past and that is made explicitly clear. can u ppl even read i mean come on
-the plot it literally set up to give us a main character who has an intricate and painful backstory, i mean, her backstory is not completely clear in ToG1, but we do know that Arobyn is a dickhead and Sam is dead and that there is something else horrible lurking in her past.
-so why are you all surprised when a 16 year old girl is happy to lounge in bed and read and flirt with the crown prince and go to balls
-she has literally been a slave for a year and before that she was an assassin like
-so like same. fucking same. think about how u would act in her situation. u would flirt with dorian too. and chaol. and u would love nehemia. we all would.
-can we stop expecting characters who are teenagers to act like they aren’t teenagers
-can u cut teenage girls irl slack as well
-and im sorry was Celaena’s participation in the competition to be the king’s champion not gory enough for you
-i mean is it not enough that she is supposed to kill like 20 other men
-i just…what else is she supposed to do?? she starts to learn about wyrds marks??? she is doing her part to begin the Hero’s Journey™ like ya gotta start somewhere
-again like the plot of tog1 is that she used to be an assassin as in past tense, as in, her assassinating people happened before the beginning of the book not during the book so stop complaining that she doesnt kill enough ppl??
-why is whether or not the main character kills anyone a legitimate complaint
-hint: it isn’t.
-there is literally a book called the assassin’s blade that makes her work as an assassin explicitly clear. and she does kill a lot of people. and at this point in time you can read the AB before Tog1 if youd like.
-please dont use the term mary sue to describe female characters. its pretty sexist tbh because we get tons of male characters in fantasy novels written by men who are idealized without ever proving their worth but i only ever see the term applied to teenage girls. like?? have u ever read the name of the wind. it is a bomb book but if u wanna talk about wish fulfillment and mary suing, Kvothe (yes his name is that pretentious) is ur fucking guy.
-also an integral part of the mary sue trope is that the character is idealized and perfect and uh, Celaena is not perfect. Her flaws are what make her believable. I mean she has had this horrible past and she comes out of it being fairly selfish and a bit cowardly and vain. and thats just…so realistic? I mean that is how you would react if you woke up in a pool of your parents’ blood, were drowned in a river, raised from the age of 8 to be an assassin by an abusive dick wipe who claimed to love you but really just had a creepy crush on you, conditioned to mistrust everyone, had the one person you actually loved in the world be murdered, and then were sold out by your abusive assassin dad to the king who was responsible for your entire family’s death and ended up in the fucking mines as a slave.
-I see a lot of people say that Celaena is a mary sue and then criticize her for all her flaws and im like…but the mary sue is an idealized character who has no substance to back up their perfection. Celaena cannot be a mary sue and also have all the flaws you claim she has??? that is just false logic?? in fact, Celaena has all of the substance and flaws and life experience to back up her actions and like, none of the perfection.
-idk what to tell u other than that u have to allow female characters, especially teenage ones, the space to grow? and idk about you but i dont want to read about characters who have zero flaws? I’d rather read about celaena, queen bitchness herself, because hey you know who else is a bitch and immature a lot of the time? Me!!!! Myself!!!
-But I’ve grown a lot and so does Celaena and idk about you but I am so here for extreme character growth over the course of 6 books like….that is so great…so many authors have flat character growth or no character growth and SJM avoids that completely by giving us a character who has so many issues and ways she could be improving herself.
-stop shitting on celaena for not being the perfect character u want her to be.
SHINSOU KAMI AND KIRI ARE THE MOST PRECIOUST BOYS WHO WE MUST PROTECT
None of these strong amazing boys actually needs protecting but is that gonna stop me from trying? Is it?? (the answer is no)
Hi! If you haven’t already answered this, would you mind listing the tags/ships you aren’t comfortable with people tagging your art with?
Ohhhhhh what an interesting ask, I’ve been thinking about how to answer since I got it and?? I’m not sure, so let’s put it like this: generally, if the art is obviously meant as platonic I’d prefer it if you didn’t use the ship tag on it, but as a general rule I don’t actually mind people tagging ships anyway? I know how this site works so if I’m really uncomfortable with the idea of it being misinterpreted as romantic I’m just not gonna post anything with those characters in it from the start
That said, sometimes people tagging ships confuses me a lot??? For example the majority of people who’ve reblogged my latest bnha comic have tagged it with the bkdk tag and? There’s nothing romantic about it?? Bakugou is literally off to kill Deku why is that romantic we just don’t know, bkdk shippers seem to have an understanding of romance completely different from mine haha
Ah, also I’ve been having people tagging my bokuro and akaken arts with the ot4 tag, even if I rarely ever draw all of them in the same place. Please don’t do that. Like. Seriously.
As for the general tags, there’s a lot of tags I don’t understand, but from there to saying I’m uncomfortable with them is a bit of a huge step… the one thing that comes to mind is people trigger-tagging Bakugou’s mom. That’s. Hm. I happen to really like that woman and my drawings depict her in a positive light always, so if people could stop that it would be very nice? That’s about it tho~
As a matter of fact, Yuri’s grandpa isn’t all that worried. Yuri’s mother was exactly the same at his age, and the most trouble she ever got in was an unwanted pregnancy - and look how that’s worked out sixteen years later! Yuri is, in fact, more sensible than his mother used to be, so Nicolai has every reason to believe he’ll be all right.
The fact that there won’t be any surprise great-grandkids is, however, a little upsetting, but he’ll get over it. He might at least get another grandson out of this.
Your friend crying about Valentina's elimination had me dying😂. ( even though thats how I reacted also)
all latinx gay/bi men had the same reaction lmao. i was at the bar like “so is this what its like for straight people when their team loses the superbowl?” unfortunately that made my best friend cry harder. “yup. ill take that as a yes”
Say what you want about Jeremy kind of just… slating the Supercorp fandom like that, like I love him and have for years- but I’m not happy with that at all either. But at the same time, don’t call him homophobic.
One thing that's bothered me that I haven't seen mentioned yet is how Oskar reacts to Star informing him that Mars is too far away for his tossed keytar to land on. He sounds almost angry that she corrected him and Star backs down right away at that conflict, even agreeing with what she knows isn't true.
While seeing Oskar be that “aggressive” felt a bit weird, I liked the scene a lot. It shows that Oskar is someone who still has a lot of growing up to do, who lives in his own world with no rules and responsabilities, to the point of not accepting the idea that Mars might be waaay too far away.
Old Star would have immediatly agreed with him, without even listening
The new Star, the one that in a couple of hours would have finally accepted that running from the truth wouldn’t have helped her overcome her feelings, tries to point out how absurd Oskar’s claim is -she then agrees with him, but in an uncomfortable and uneasy way.
So, while this is not Oskar’s best scene, in my opinion it’s definitely a positive one for Star, not only to show that she’s not crushing on the “bad boy” anymore, but, more importantly, to show that she’s not as interested anymore in what he stands for: a life with a complete lack of rules and obligations. Also, mother issues.
His body turns into dust if he runs out of magic, huh? Wonder how many times that's happened before and how Chill reacted to it... :>
If I remember well, 3 times, the first time Chill freaked out while Crane was just REALLY confused, it was his first time spending WAY TOO LONG in an anti-void without realizing that it was killing him.