can we just talk about how well tony’s sexuality was handled in 13 reasons why?
his character didn’t revolve around him being gay even after he told clay he was gay, i don’t even think they mentioned it again
his relationship with his boyfriend never felt forced into the story, anytime brad showed up he had a purpose like being someone tony could talk to and therefore giving us an insight into tony’s thoughts about everything
the others never used his sexuality in an insulting way when they were talking about him
he wasn’t stereotyped in any way. justin and the others seemed intimated by him, he wore leather, drove a badass classical mustang, did rock climbing without safety gear, etc.
does dennis maybe Really NOT know abt macs crush??? like we use his manipulating macs attraction as evidence that he knows but? i was thinkin abt it and he? does that to everyone? like he just assumes everyones attracted to him lmao ?? i definitely think he doesnt realise (or maybe just doesnt consciously acknowledge) that there might be anything more emotional behind it on macs end?? idk
Why Adventure Time is a Groundbreaking show in Animation
If you are familiar with modern cartoons from this decade,
starting from 2010 and currently, chances are you’ve come across a show called
Adventure Time is a show about the adventures of a boy named
“Finn” with his dog “Jake” that has magical powers to shape-shift at anytime!
The show takes place in the “Land of Ooo”, which is set in a
post-apocalyptic future where humans are near to extinction and Finn is
believed to be the last human.
As the show has progressed throughout its 8 seasons, almost
near its end with a ninth and final season, we have learned a lot of back-story
and history about the origin of Ooo and various characters.
Here is where I think this show was a huge game-changer for
Cartoon Network and animated shows, in general!
If we go back to 2007 and on another channel being
“Nickelodeon, Adventure Time’s creator, Pendleton Ward created a 7 minute pilot
simply titled “Adventure Time” that was just a basic premise of Finn and Jake
rescuing Princess Bubblegum from the villainous Ice King.
The pilot then later became viral over the Internet and
became a huge success, where Frederator Studios pitched the pilot as a series
to Nickelodeon, but they passed on the series twice!
Later on, the studio pitched the series to Cartoon Network
and they allowed them to make a whole show, if it meant to keep all of the
elements and characters from the pilot.
And then from then on, the show and the creators have
expanded upon the pilot and have created a huge and impactful series that have
influenced a wide range of creators, academics, gender and orientation!
People have described the show as being trippy, bizarre and
silly on the outside, but on the inside, the show can get dark, thoughtful and
even makes you question about philosophy, life and the world, in general.
A great example of this show that has led a lot of
underground and freelance artists to pursue their own projects is people like
Rebecca Sugar for creating Steven Universe, Patrick McHale for creating Over
the Garden Wall and Skyler Page for creating Clarence!
It’s not to say that artists were limited to just shows, as
well! Many writers were previously independent comic artists including Jesse
Moynihan, Seo Kim, Tom Herpich and Steve Wolfhard, just to name a few! Here is an example of Jesse Moynihan’s work called “Forming”!
Lastly, Adventure Time’s impact on gender and orientation
comes from how there is a diverse mix of characters! BMO, for example switches
genders back and forth depending on certain episodes! There are also some episodes
that feature a gender-swapped world of the show which are called “Fionna and
Cake” and these episodes tend to be favourites among the fandom!
Characters like Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and Susan
Strong are all shown to be tough characters, but deal with their own sets of
flaws and insecurities.
Fans of the show often pair PB and Marceline as a ship
called “Bubbline”, as it’s believed that they have been in a past relationship
and are trying to work out their problems as the show progresses.
There are many various examples of topics that the show that
the series represents like loss and memory disorders in “I Remember You”, sexuality
and depression in “Breezy” or isolation in “The Music Hole” and that’s just
only a few to list.
This episode is considered one of the most saddest in the entire series, thanks to Rebecca Sugar’s amazing song-writing!
What I always admire about the series is that not only has
it been consistently strong over the course of 8 seasons, but the show actually
has their characters age and grow physically and mentally in real-time.
Season 1 may be considered the most juvenile of the series,
whereas the most recent seasons, especially Season 6 and 7 are some of the most
poignant and philosophical the show has seen yet and for the better, in my
Adventure Time has remained and still is widely considered a
ground-breaking show in the history of television animation and pushed the
boundaries of what could be shown on a kid’s network, similar to Avatar: The
Last Airbender did for Nickelodeon, but that’s another topic for another day!
I will miss Adventure Time when it comes to a close, but
what will remain is a modern classic in the history of animation and we will always have fun going on adventures with Finn the Human and Jake the Dog!
Steph. There's a post going around arguing that our John doesn't love Sherlock but despises him (it's not an anti johnlock post tho) and it made me ridiculously sad. Can you give some examples of John loving Sherlock? :( It really bothered me
FIRST OF ALL: JOHN’S BLOG. If I didn’t know that it was official, I would have thought it was a fan-site. It’s terribly romantic and John essentially fawns over Sherlock in almost every entry. Read especially the entries done during the hiatus. They’re… just… JOHN, PLEASE.
Martin’s acting. Just, every time John is around Sherlock, his face does 300 different emotions, but the most blatant is lust / adoration / incredulity.
Anytime the show is in John’s POV, it’s just… Sherlock is this ethereal being that John “can look but not touch”.
THE FUCKING PILOT. Just… The whole Pilot. John is literally one step away from jumping Sherlock in a back alley.And the really gay rooftop music.Just. Listen to that and be amazed at how gay that is. That’s ALL from John’s POV. AND John had this look on his face:
John had a limp until Sherlock came into his life and gave it new meaning.
He hits on Sherlock the first night. Granted this isn’t a sign of love, but dear god John had no idea that one little thing and rejection would start his endless pining.
Laughing against the wall together, and in awe at Sherlock curing his limp.
The eye sex. Good god, the eye sex.
He stands up to Mycroft DEFENDING Sherlock and he has no idea who Mycroft is or what he’s capable of.
Even though he didn’t know Sherlock that long, he ran after Sherlock when the phone pinged.
He killed a man for Sherlock after knowing him for only about 24 hours, and had no guilt about it.
His PIN is “SHER”. Like at this point he’s only known Sherlock for a couple months and he already changed his PIN to “SHER”???? COME ON, JOHN, PLEASE.
He goes after Sherlock rather than protect Soo Lin, because he is worried Sherlock will hurt himself.
Spends his whole date with Sarah thinking about and talking to Sherlock. He constantly checks over his shoulder to see Sherlock’s reactions to literally everything.
And this was all after he just constantly lingers his gaze over Sherlock for the first half of the episode.
He has incredible guilt about the blog post that causes the Yard to make fun of Sherlock.
“I thought you would have been flattered”. Literally John is hurt that Sherlock seemingly doesn’t like his blog. They had a fucking DOMESTIC because of a BLOG POST and John’s hurt feelings. Hashtag MARRIED.
John races back to Baker Street from Sarah’s AFTER SHE’S SUGGESTIVE WITH HIM just to make sure Sherlock is okay.
John’s jealousy towards Jim flirting with Sherlock.
*sighs* EYE SEX.
John was willing to kill The Golem for Sherlock.
John, strapped to a bomb vest, took an opening and grappled and held on tight to Moriarty, told Sherlock to run. Essentially, he was willing to sacrifice his body to a slurry of gunfire and an explosion if only Sherlock would be safe from Moriarty.
“People would talk.” Why does that concern you so much, John.
Then, John was willing to die with Sherlock, without hesitation. They shared one single look and it was done.
John’s jealousy throughout the entire episode; he wouldn’t be jealous if there wasn’t some latent pining.
MORE eye sex and toffee eyes, or John looking like a kicked puppy for half the episode because he is sad that Irene seems to have taken his place.
John essentially gives up dating in this episode.
John goes on a case for Sherlock because Sherlock was too lazy to go on his own.
Even though he was with Jeanette, John consistently pays more attention to Sherlock at Christmas, eventually driving Jeanette to call John out on his obsession with Sherlock, naming Sherlock as her “competition”.
John thinks Sherlock would be hurt to discover that Irene is for-real dead this time, so he chooses to lie, because John doesn’t want Sherlock to go into a sad fit again. John chose the “kinder” option, and then gives Sherlock what he wants when he asks for the phone even though it is not allowed.
John goes on a holiday with Sherlock. Just… they go on a holiday. There’s no argument about it, just… they go.
John doesn’t deny that he and Sherlock are together when the Innkeeper assumes they are together, rather he deflects, because it’s too close to the truth.
John pulls rank to show off to Sherlock for a change.
The cheekbones and the coat collar, essentially revealing that he stares at Sherlock all the time.
John forgives Sherlock for his brashness, experimentation, and ignorance of John.
Another “people will talk” comment when they hold hands, and THEN John still holds onto Sherlock’s sleeve while Sherlock is babbling on.
John’s anger at both Kitty and Jim, defending Sherlock’s honour.
The rooftop exchange between the two and John’s unwavering faith in Sherlock (“I know you for real”).
John’s complete breakdown at seeing Sherlock dead.
Just the entire second half of MHR. John mourns like a grieving widower, needing a heavy drink and to be alone to watch the video of Sherlock again, holding back his tears as he watches Sherlock on screen.
John physically goes to Baker St. to “move on”. John couldn’t, in 2 years, bring himself to stay at Baker Street because it reminded him too much of Sherlock. Mrs Hudson calls him out on how he was “after” and John doesn’t say anything. Then he is angry about the comment that they were a couple because THEY WEREN’T. He blames himself for Sherlock’s death.
To “move on”, John jumps into a relationship to get over Sherlock believing that his miracle would never come, only to have Sherlock come back at the worst moment and Mary manipulate John into a proposal.
Donde Estas, Yolanda? This song pretty much is John’s heart speaking.Actually, most of the music selection is really very “John” and his inner turmoil of trying to understand if he should try to make a move on Sherlock. Music in Sherlock is always important; it’s always projecting the feelings of either John or Sherlock on a subtextual level.
More eye sex.
John returning to Baker Street on his own, before the bonfire, dressed in his old outfit… It’s the only time in the whole episode he dresses like “pre-S3” John"… And his oscillation on the pavement and all that.
And John’s RETURNS to 221b a second time. Because he can’t stay away.
The obviously staged tumble forward to grab at Sherlock’s knee, followed by, “I don’t mind” and an indifferent shrug.
“I’m there if you want it.”
John’s first reaction to Sherlock’s adorable confusion after the best man speech was to hug Sherlock; he loves him so much that he is very moved by Sherlock’s admission to the whole of the room to how much John means to Sherlock. John even cried beforehand, and you can just SEE his FUCKING FACE glow every time he looks at Sherlock.
John ALSO grabs and holds Sherlock’s neck not once but twice in this episode.
John cluing in at the end of the episode that Sherlock does indeed feel something more for John when they share a look, and not being able to deal with his mistake, so he no-homo’d out of there because it hurt too much.
Only a month into their marriage, John is having wet dreams about Sherlock, and is visibly disappointed when Sherlock is not the one at the door.
John contacts Mycroft when Sherlock is overdosed.
Only to kick him out shortly after because he is upsetting Sherlock.
He tries to make Sherlock laugh and succeeds.
John’s jealousy once again, this time over Janine.
John’s longing looks to Sherlock.
John’s subtle “I want to come, too” when Sherlock mentions the case.
When John is searched at the flat, he makes a joke about his dick IN FRONT OF SHERLOCK to another man.
John’s immediate reaction to Sherlock being shot.
John’s off-screen acceptance to let Sherlock show him the truth about his murderer.
Because this episode takes place entirely in Sherlock’s head, I don’t think we should really include it in this list, but I’m going to anyway, since Sherlock actually picked up on John’s love for him. He knows that John will accept him regardless of his faults if he confessed his love for him. I think this is why S4 doesn’t sit right with me, because it completely diverted from this HUGE revelation that Sherlock had made in TAB.
Mycroft’s plea to John signifies that Myc knows about how much John cares for Sherlock.
And these are a crapshoot, because the whole series did a 180˚ with the narrative and John’s character. I’m so angry because I don’t believe for one second John would choose Mary over Sherlock. Anyway, here goes:
Sherlock is made Rosie’s godfather. I know that’s not much since there are two other god parents, but John absolutely insists to Sherlock needs to be there.
Ghost!Mary is supposed to be a projection of John’s inner thoughts, feelings and inner turmoil. Ghost!Mary often refers to how important Sherlock is to John, and that Sherlock is “his”. As shittily annoying as she was, it was REALLY insightful into John’s own thought process about Sherlock.
The “romantic entanglement” speech. John is projecting here. He is essentially admitting to Sherlock that he lost his chance with Sherlock, and he regrets it.
I’m not even going to bother with this one, since I think this is a fake episode. I think the closest is, given that I think this is in John’s head, he uses Molly as a stand in for himself, and he projects himself into Molly and his own fears for confessing to Sherlock.
I hope all of these help you feel better, Nonny, and please, everyone, I most likely will have missed many-a-point, so please add to them – I study Sherlock’s character more than John’s, so I have a harder time seeing John’s cues!
me: no more writing fics until you’ve drafted 5k of your dissertation
me back: ok but what if you wrote a Constantine/Midnight, Texas crossover where Manfred’s ex-boyfriend John comes into town looking for help but it turns out that both Lem and Olivia are ALSO John’s exes and they all meet in the middle of the street like … “yOU!!!!”
I literally went off to see which videos each of them first appeared in, to find out when they were “born” onto the channel, and these are the results!
Marvin The Magnificent: August 11, 2016 (lil bean’s birthday is coming up y'all!)
Dr. Schneeplestein: September 15, 2016
Chase Brody: April 11, 2017
Jackieboy Man: July 10, 2016
Antisepticeye: October 10, 2016
I’d like to note, that I’m not 100% sure on Anti’s, I just went back to the first episode of FNAF: Sister Location, and this was the date I got. If he showed up anytime before that series started, kindly tell me when it was, I’d really appreciate it! :)
So, Marvin’s birthday is coming up! Time to celebrate the smol magic boy! :D
A screenshot redraw from “Wrong Exposure”. mostly.
I found it really cute how careful and gentle Ulrich was in nudging a very drained Aelita towards the tower, creating an unexpectedly intimate moment which was a great juxtaposition against their totally BRUTAL fight scene mere minutes ago, like talk about whiplash. What a gr8 episode.
That one stoner Junker post with Roadhog handing Junkrat the lighter specifically got so many more notes than most of my other posts, which I think is funny because it proves how starved we are for stoner junker hc’s and content;;