the fact that people can't even see how people could ship it

anonymous asked:

I can't help but hate levi///han now that levi is a dick to hange and doesn't deserve her I read this theory that questiong thing from this month means they are not even friends anymore bcoz levi doesn't feel comfortable enough to call hange by the nickame he had for her anymore and that's sad and also makes me angry because hange is always so nice to him and levi is a douche

Eh, that’s not how I see it.

IMO him dropping that nickname means 1) he legitimately respects her new position and wants to place an emphasis on that by example (humanity’s strongest soldier respecting the new commander is a big deal), and 2) he’s actively trying not to be a dick by throwing out a nickname that is NO LONGER APPROPRIATE – not just due to her rank, but, you know, the fact that she’s lost/damaged/ruined one of her eyes, now. 

The situation that ruined her eye was extremely traumatic: it got her work assistant killed–not to mention all of her colleagues: people’s she’s known for years of her career. This includes Erwin, whose shoes she has to fill right away. I doubt she wants the reminder of that terrible day spat out of Levi’s mouth like it’s some kind of a funny joke when there’s very little chance of her being able to see it that way anymore. I know everyone thinks Hange would take it with a grain of salt and all that (cracking jokes galore), but she has feelings and again: the situation was very traumatic. You don’t see Levi cracking jokes about his traumatic experiences, do you?

Fandom conveniently forgets that Hange is a person who experiences human emotion because they’re desperate to keep the ship dynamic for levihan the same forever.

And look, until we got this information, I think interpreting Hange as the sort of person who wanted normalcy there to distract from the depressing and painful reality was believable and realistic.

But with this information it seems that’s not actually the case.

And that’s okay! There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s okay for your headcanons to be proven wrong on occasion.

And listen to me, here: people change. They grow, and it’s not always apart. Sometimes they grow together, especially after they’ve been through something rough. The fight in Shiganshina was a rough experience. 

Hange has been through a surprising lot, though she’s barely focused on during those chapters. Almost the entire military branch she works in was wiped out. She lost countless acquaintances and friends. Now she has to lead what’s left of it…and without an eye. I wish fandom would stop laughing it off like it’s a cute “fun” injury because it looks “cool.” It was probably highly traumatic and painful for her, not just in the moment, either. The fact that it took so long for her to get treatment might have even been the real reason she lost it. The eye loss is associated with all kinds of trauma, both physical and mental. She’s a soldier, she’s accepted that something like this could happen, but that doesn’t make it easier to deal with; it doesn’t make any of her losses less painful.

So let’s talk about the responsibility that’s instantly clamped down on her shoulders after this, because Hange doesn’t even get a second to herself to just, you know, mourn or be sad. She’s the commander now. And while the SC might have sealed the wall(s), it was at a great price (and still under Erwin’s command almost entirely). Hange is going to have to fight for respect from pretty much everyone. Mission accomplished and all, but now that the walls are sealed, humanity is safe again lmao fuck the Survey Corps do we even need that branch anymore? Hange is going to have to present a case to save humanity and exterminate the titans and she’s going to need all the respect she can get to do that. She’s going to need more soldiers because <10 isn’t going to be enough. She’s going to need money and supplies and gear. I hate saying this, but it might not be something she’s capable of presenting on her own merit because she’s largely unknown by the people. (Her newspaper shenanigans help her case but only in that specific area.) However, humanity’s strongest soldier has pretty much all the respect from everyone in this world. If he has her back and is standing proudly at her side, it probably helps her case immensely. (He believes her, he believes in her, this isn’t some kind of a sick joke.)

I want to remind everyone, too, that when the newspapers start telling “the truth” of humanity’s situation, it’s like a 50/50 split? Lots of people think it’s bullshit. That doesn’t help Hange. Like I said: she needs all the respect and the backup she can get. Literally every ounce.


IMO, Levi dropping the nickname “shitty-glasses” was the best thing that could have happened to the ship. I know people think it means they’re not “equals” anymore, but everyone’s focusing on the wrong thing, here.

Up to this point in the manga we’ve seen Levi treat Hange more or less equally, but even in his attempts to comfort her he’s rough. He calls her by a rude nickname that we’re never sure is supposed to be endearing or not. For all we know, he means it in the way a coworker might call the fat guy in the group “porkchop” or other kids might be mean to a classmate by calling them “four-eyes.” Speculation and headcanons aside, canon hasn’t ever really given us a clear idea of what that nickname meant to Levi, let alone to Hange. She lets him call her it, but that doesn’t tell us much. For all we ever knew, she was used to being treated poorly by her peers.

However, with this new information, it sounds much more like the nickname “shitty-glasses” was, coming from Levi, an awkwardly endearing nickname–one he meant no harm with.

And we see that because he drops it. He goes out of his way to consciously stop a habit of his that would seem disrespectful to other people regardless of what it originally meant between them. Levi respects Hange and this is how he shows it. That’s a big deal.

I’d also like to point out, again, that it’s very likely he does this out of more than just respect for his commanding officer. Levi is hardly one to follow conventions, after all.

Hange is his friend. He cares about her safety and we’ve seen this (beneath the chapel). We’ve also seen him clumsily care about the place she’s in mentally (post-Nick’s death). I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that he cares about her feelings, too. And if this nickname drudges up emotional backlash and trauma for her, then by dropping it he’s showing that he cares about her and respects her as his friend.

anonymous asked:

I am a hardcore Destiel shipper (and Sam/Eileen tbh), but I am losing hope that it will ever be made obvious on screen. I choose to see it as canon, but how do you think they would make it extra obvious to less-shippy fans? I'd be down for a hug and some hand holding, but I can't think of an outcome that doesn't sound like some fan fiction - and therefor being called out as fan service. Thoughts?

Honestly I’m really confused how anyone can be losing hope after having just witnessed season 12.

Originally posted by lifetimetv

We just had a whole season of:

- Multiple near-death moments, hugs, reunions that are more and more emotional every time, by the time we get to 12x19 they both look so strained they could strain Rowena’s tea leaves with their eye balls. Let alone Cas’s “DEAN!” moment right in front of Sam and Mary in 12x23, completely ignoring them, and Dean’s “where the hell have you been?!” standard pissed off wife raging at Cas in 12x19 in front of Sam. Attempts at hiding it from these two have really gone out the window by this point…

-Sam being SO DONE and rolling his eyes practically every time they are in the same room together, even when they aren’t, yes, I’m looking at you 12x10: “you’re going to storm in….right now”. 

- Dean textually saying he’s not mad, he’s WORRIED about Cas. DEAN BEING A WORRIED HUSBAND ALL SEASON LONG EVEN THOUGH THAT DOESN’T ADD AT ALL TO THE PLOT LINE, ITS JUST THERE BELOW THE RADAR ANYWAY. 

- Mary treating Cas like he is Dean’s husband, comforting him when he’s missing, the ‘computing’ look at their reunion hug, looking pointedly at DEAN when asking if Cas will go along with their plan in 12x23 etc etc etc.

- DEAN GIVING CAS A MIXTAPE OF HIS FAVOURITE BAND, A BAND THAT IS LINKED TO SEDUCTION IN THE SHOW. Cas wondering if he has to return it now that Dean seems so upset with him, again, a standard romantic “returning your stuff” break up trope, but Dean waves him away, no, I forgive you, just PLEASE STAY WITH ME.

- In 12x19 Dean being angry and acting like a wife who’s husband is late home from the pub, because he was worried but then IMMEDIATELY forgiving Cas, asking Cas to stay, to be a “we”, even in 12x19 still defending him, by 12x23 saying that they will “work things out”, Cas telling Dean that he would die to protect him, that he loves him, loves all of them etc etc etc.

- Now Dean is learning to let his walls down and the catalyst occurs in the FINALE, oh, coincidentally, JUST before Cas gets taken brutally away from him right in front of his eyes and he doesn’t even compute it, is still in shock by the time the credits roll….

This whole season has been what I see as the middle ground, the link between the previous seasons where the Dean / Cas relationship has been extremely subtextual, and the next season(s) where it will culminate in canon.

You can’t just randomly show casual viewers Dean and Cas making out, so many people won’t have seen the subtext (I was just talking to a viewer this weekend, who was like Destiel? Nope, I don’t see it. When I explained the story, he was like OMG YES I never noticed that! That makes so much more sense - talking about s11 and the undercurrent of Dean’s feelings since the show and how they link to the overall plot) - So the casual viewers need it to be much more obvious before it is canon, but also it’s a long running show, it cannot just SUDDENLY become obvious, it needs to feel organic.

Therefore season 12 was for US very blatant, but for casual viewers they are just getting strong hints of it. It was around 12x10 - 12x12 that I got a few asks saying things like “I never shipped Destiel but now I do”… and after 12x19 I think many of these ideas were cemented into peoples minds, the same as after 12x22 I think many people will now understand Performing!Dean and the side that was the facade and what is real, they will look at the show in hindsight and see it where they hadn’t so much before.

Therefore next season should be even more blatant. And what could be more blatant than Cas being dead and us seeing Dean in MOURNING, fighting to WIN HIM BACK (again, this is a standard romantic trope and the next part of the story in line with the standard romantic storyline that they are abiding to, for more info search #break up theory on my blog).

Next season should be even stronger with the subtext and we will see things coming into the text much more than even in season 12. 

Originally posted by thegirlatther0cksh0w

In season 12 we had hugs, worrying for your boyfriend and a freaking mixtape. 

I think season 13 will raise us something along the lines of mourning like a widower, Sam supporting Dean in this widower role, an awkward accidental date, talking about feelings, working on something together while laughing and doing the heart eyes and probably some kind of accidental kiss / falling over each other or whatever if they want to get really blatant about it ;)

With regards to how they will make it canon, these are two BAMF guys who, yes, are actually also deep down very soft and sweet in their personalities but are not going to start running bubble baths and giving each other bouquets of flowers on screen. All we need and want is a couple of shots of Cas shuffling into the kitchen in Dean’s dead guy robe for a couple of cups of coffee in the morning and Dean’s gruff “coming Cas?” as he goes off to bed, a shot of them giving each other a cute look over lunch while Sam rolls his eyes, thats all we need after the initial love declaration or 1 kiss of whatever way they decide to go…

I mean, I’m being really arrogant here, but Destiel isn’t the only thing that me and the other meta writers write about and we are all basking in the glory of the fact that pretty much everything we speculated would happen character wise in s12 has happened and that pretty much all our endgame speculation has either happened already or looks very much on track to being so. It would be weird if we were right about all the rest and not about Destiel, which is one of the most blatant ones of all…

On Keith and leaving Allura behind

One thing I’ve always wanted to clear up is the ‘Keith is cold-hearted’ thing. I can see how the scene of him being ready to leave Allura behind might come across as such, to quote Hunk: “Keith, that’s cold-hearted even for you.” 

But that is not how things actually are. Let me explain why he acted the way he did back then, because Keith has had just as many emotions about it as everyone else. 

Keith is rational, observant and tends to state stuff exactly as it is, with all facts lied out to make sure that everyone gets the whole picture. (see: how he explained his board in s1e1, how he argues with Lance at the beginning of s1e3 etc.) He has been known to accept critique pretty well - he actively tries to work on his temper (“patience yields focus”) and accepted that Lance’s plan was better than his in s1e7. In turn, however, he expects people to treat him the same way. If there isn’t any evidence to contradict it, he takes things people tell him at face value and accepts them as facts. It is one of the reasons him and Lance clash often, Keith can be found constantly correcting Lance’s statements and Lance doesn’t appreciate that. 

This is coupled with his rational personality. I have no doubt that part of that comes from having been forced to grow up without a family and people to comfort him when he was feeling lost, he has had to deal with reality screwing him over quite a lot of times already. He is extremely cautious and protective of his friends when a possible threat appears (see: how he placed himself in front of the team when Klaizap appeared in s1e2), probably exactly because he knows that when they are gone, they are gone. That happened to his dad, that happened to Shiro. 

And now he thinks the same thing has happened to Allura.

It is not that he doesn’t want to help her - because he does. He really does, he even said so himself. (And he wasn’t lying. We all know that Keith is an absolutely horrible liar.) In his mind, there were four facts battling with one another: 1) I want to save my friend; 2) “the ship that is headed to Zarkon’s central command?” “the place that’s way too dangerous for us to attack?” (a direct quote from an exchange between Hunk and Keith from s1e10. Keith had accepted that information a fact); 3) we are fighting against an enemy we know next to nothing about; and 4) I am responsible for the entire universe and I can only protect it with Voltron, for which Allura technically isn’t essential. 

So he stands there and goes through all the facts. And he comes to the - absolutely logical - conclusion that it is too dangerous to go to Zarkon’s headquarters. He could lose even more friends. He could lose the universe’s only hope. So he does what he always does: suppress his emotions for the greater good. He did that there, he did it when he decided to give up the blade in s2e8.

But then the others turn against him. We can’t see his face when they begin to vehemently protest against his statement-

-but I have no doubt that it would be serious and reflective. The backlash would have made him reconsider the conclusion he had come to. Because that’s what he does when he faces critique: take a step back and reevaluate. Obviously, fact 2) wasn’t quite right. [Also note how open his body language is, he is more than willing to discuss this.] 

And once the execution of their plan starts, which means an actual chance for getting his friend back, he is right at the front of the group again. 

Keith isn’t cold-hearted. Not at all. Does this look like the face of a cold-hearted person to you?

Because that is the face he made when he came to the conclusion that it would be too dangerous to save Allura. He is not happy about it. He genuinely believed that she was already lost and they were about to condemn the universe for a suicide rescue mission. If there is anything he can do to save his friends, he will do it. Like, seriously - he had never seen Zarkon before that episode. For all he knew, Zarkon could be 5ft tall, wield magic and be immortal. But as soon as he saw a normal-sized Galra in armor, Zarkon suddenly became less of an abstract concept and more of something that he has an actual fighting chance against. Look at how his attitude towards him changed in season 2, at the end of it he volunteered to infiltrate Zarkon’s base on his own!  

(Also. He was the one that asked Allura if she was sure that she wanted to come with them: “I’m sorry, princess, did you say ‘we’?!” in s1e10. He was worried for her. There is no way he didn’t want her back.)

Keith constantly watches out for the greater good. It’s what he told Pidge when she wanted to leave to go look for her family - “everyone in the universe has families!” - and what he did when he gave up finding out about his past in the Trials of Marmora. He pushes his own emotions down because he genuinely believes one person’s life and/or comfort isn’t worth putting the entire universe at risk. And that does not equal being cold-hearted.

tl;dr: Keith has had perfectly valid reasons why he hesitated to go on the rescue mission. He wanted her back just as much as everyone else. He is not a cold-hearted asshole.

anonymous asked:

I ship Lapidot hardcore, but I can't tell if the crew is trying to tell a story of two best friends living together or two beings who started off hating each other then end up falling in love

That’s totally understandable.  The line between “best friends” and “lovers” can be an incredibly thin one - especially if you consider that a lot of people in life consider their romantic partner to also be their best friend.

However, I’m very heavily leaning towards “lovers”, in the case of Lapis and Peridot.

I’ve written about this subject at length, of course; but there really are some key points to consider if you’re trying to figure out whether or not their relationship is platonic, which I’m going to try and lay out here.

First of all, people make a big deal about how certain characters look at each other.  Peridot and Lapis do smile/grin at other characters an awful lot (it’s perfectly normal to do this to your friends, of course), but there’s something more in the way that they look at each other that truly sets their interactions apart…

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Peridot’s not just smiling here - she’s positively beaming in a way that she’s never, ever done whilst looking at any other character before.  The way she draws her hands in to her chest while giggling is very typical of how cartoon characters tend to look at their crush/love interest.  And those eyes

Lapis blushes at her and has to look away.  Is this because she’s thinking “oh no she’s really freaking cute”?  Because it sure looks that way to me.  I’m struggling to think of any other reason why she would have to look away like that.

The change of lighting in this scene - with the sun finally coming out in-time with Peridot’s huge smile - makes the whole thing seem rather poetic.  Lapis has spent the entire episode, up until a couple of minutes before this fateful scene, behaving in quite a mean way towards Peridot.  Her resentment was plain for all to see… and yet, she had a change of heart and saved Peridot from the Roaming Eye, specifically stopping to ask her if she was okay afterwards.  And then when Peridot smiles at her and the lighting changes, this could easily be interpreted as being symbolic of Lapis looking at Peridot in a new light.

This isn’t the only time that they give one another loving looks, either.

Originally posted by giffing-lapis

The three characters in this GIF are all watching Peridot.  Look at Lapis here, and compare her facial expression to the other two.  She’s smirking in a way that almost looks suggestive, especially when coupled with those half-lidded eyes…

…and this is something that Lapis tends to do quite a lot - but only when looking at Peridot.

Likewise…

…Peridot also looks at Lapis, and only Lapis, in a tender way on more than one occasion (particularly note her hands in the second picture - again, it’s the archetypal “cartoon character looking at their love interest” pose).

Originally posted by doafhat

It’s worth noting that the pair of them haven’t had a single negative interaction, of any description whatsoever, since the closing scene of Barn Mates.  After that episode, they are then shown in Beta to be sharing basically everything - not just a home, but their interests as well.  Best friends can be close, of course; but Peridot and Lapis appear to share a bond that goes above and beyond something that’s simply platonic. 

Indeed, their interactions in Beta are often compared to those of married couples, and it’s very easy to see why.  They’ve become incredibly close in a short space of time, and are very much settled in their new home together.  Niether of them has ever appeared as happy and relaxed as they are around each other.

Originally posted by estufar

They’re also in absolutely perfect harmony with each other.  In the GIF above, for example, Peridot doesn’t even need to look at Lapis to know that she’s going to get a high-five, she just knows.  It’s also interesting how her facial expression perfectly mirrors Lapis’ as they’re high-fiving (again, without Peridot even looking at Lapis), further empasising how in-sync they both are.

Originally posted by entediadoateamorte

If Barn Mates had them move in together, Beta had them behave like a married couple - then Gem Harvest had them taking the next step, getting a “child”.

Peridot and Lapis embark on a mutual desire to create a new life together (arguably metaphorical of a couple who have a mutual desire to raise a child together) - resulting in “Veggie Head”, the pumpkin.They both treat it like an actual child in many ways, rather than a pet - with Peridot even trying to teach it to speak! 

Steven also says about Veggie - “it’s nice to have a new addition to the family”, meaning that that even he considers Lapis and Peridot to be an actual family unit, rather than simply being close friends.

These reasons (and many more) are why I believe Lapis and Peridot are, in fact, being written as a romantic couple.

anonymous asked:

I saw one of your tags say that you're not sure Sam would be ok with Destiel and I'm curious why. Do you think it'd be like the Benny situation again or something else? I didn't ship Denny but I don't think Sam likes when someone else comes before him in Dean's eyes. (I can't see Sam not liking Desitle as a homophobic thing, but ya never know.) Anyway I'm genuinely curious because I could see Sam not exactly like a shipper but ultimately ok with it.

Hi! I have to say, I’m always torn when I hear about people reading my tags, because on the one hand I’m vain and prideful and they’re written to be read, but on the other, tagging is like talking to yourself, so - *blushes slightly*.

Anyway, first things first - before I discovered what a fandom was, I was a total sucker for shipper!Sam. My doubts didn’t begin until after I’d read a shitload of fanfiction about it, and something really rotten in my brain was like, What if Sam wasn’t okay with it, though? because I always like to be contrary and to turn things on their heads and see how they work and if they still work. So I’ve got no real problems with shipper!Sam. It’s just - I sometimes wonder - generally when I’m writing myself - what would be more interesting from a narrative point of view - if it’d be better to have Sam in the background, hanging up mistletoe and leaving The letter of the day is B leaflets around the Bunker or if it’d be easier for Dean to have something to push against. I think a case could be made either way - but if TPTB would have wanted to go down that first road, they probably wouldn’t have killed off Charlie, since she would have been (and she probably was) an even better shipper and wingman than Sam.

That said, I have two arguments against shipper!Sam.

One: Sam is way more messed up than he lets on, and some part of it is terrified not only that Dean will walk away, but that Dean will fall in love with someone and actually pursue that. I know I’ve seen this discussion go down somewhere, but I honestly don’t remember who first came up with this - apologies, guys - the fact that Sam is an all or nothing kind of guy. Like, when he went to Stanford, that was it - he never contacted John, or even Dean, again. For years. And the same happened when he was with Amelia - he just - I don’t know, cut himself off? I’m not sure if it’s his personality, or a by-product of his less than ideal childhood, but Sam’s got trouble to let people into his life, and once they’re in, it’s like there isn’t room for anyone else? Which is a childish trait, of course, and it signals a lack of emotional maturity on his part (not surprising - poor Sammy). And since Sam tends to relate with other people through his own experiences, part of him surely assumes Dean’s exactly the same; that if Dean found himself a new best friend, or a better hunting partner, or even a spouse of some kind, he’d just walk away and that would be it. So in this sense, Sam would feel threatened by any relationship Dean could potentially develop, not only by Cas.

Two, we used to see Sam as the shades of grey brother, but the amazing thing about this show is that Sam and Dean went through a lot of character development resulting in them almost swapping the roles they had in the first seasons - and yet all this feels natural and completely believable. So these days, Dean’s more likely to be the one who gives monsters a pass (hell, look at his relationship with Crowley), while Sam’s become sort of judgemental and what needs must. I think it was Ruby, most of all, who scarred Sam from the inside out and made him so much more conservative, or pragmatic (like, look at him now - he’s more willing than Dean to work with the BMoL, because he’s Mr Head Choice or something). Sam took a huge risk in liking and trusting Ruby, and it all hinged on a sort of anti-racism argument - an I don’t care if she’s a demon, because even demons can be nice and Our biology doesn’t determine our destiny and whatever else. Dean had shut him down about this, of course, but Sam had persisted - and I know there were other elements at play here, but to me, the central point was exactly this: a pigheaded and generous and noble willingness to trust a creature you don’t understand at all and you’ve got no reason to trust. Now, of course things are different with Cas, because Cas has proven, time and again, that Dean’s safety would be his number one priority and all that, but I’m still not convinced Sam would actively want that for Dean. After all, Sam’s seen this other, softer side of Dean’s - he’s seen him around kids (he remembers him from their shared childhood) and he’s heard (a bit) about how happy he was with Robin and whatever, so I sometimes feel Sam still wants the Sookie ending for Dean: a chance to have a true family of his own, and a life Dean could finally lead in full view of everybody, without shame or weirdness or sigils carved on the walls. And I’m not sure this is something Cas would be able to give Dean.

Finally, there’s the whole bisexuality deal. Here, I have to say - I don’t know what to think. I’m sure Sam’s got no problem with queer people, but it’s always slightly different when it’s your family, right? And there are days I think Sam must know - Jesus, they’ve been sharing a room for thirty years - and days when I think that no, that parent/child thing they’ve got going is way too strong for Sam to see the whole picture (to even think about it). 

(Like, I know it was supposed to be funny and that I’m reading too much into it, but Sam recoiling when Rowena suggested he undress Dean and check his chest hair or something - to me, that was emblematic of how their relationship works. Dean’s changed Sam’s diapers, has helped him to get dressed for years, surely bathed him and watched him play with that one plastic submarine they’d scavenged somewhere and, years later, he stitched him up and massaged weird herbal salves over his bruises and whatever - but to Sam, of course, it’s weird to think about his brother’s body at all, because that’s the relationship we have with our parents: when you actually have to take care of them that way, it means things have got very bad and very scary.)

In any case, at the very least Sam would be worried about Dean’s safety (and there’s always that heartbreaking thing, right, that if you’re bi and you can be happy with a woman - man, it’d be so much easier) - but one big reason to be optimistic in this sense was this new development we’ve seeing - that openly gay hunters can actually exist in the community without being bothered. 

(Then again, judging from the news coming about the US, I sometimes feel Dean and Cas could have their college AU life only in a big city, and not in one of those wild, road off to the horizon states where Dean feels most at home. So, well - I really don’t know.)

Anyway - we know so little about Sam, it’s likely that anything could work concerning his approach to the Destiel situation. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

anonymous asked:

so i ship destiel with all my heart. and i can't help but notice you're known for your positivity and how you think destiel is endgame which is absolutely refreshing. as a bisexual myself, jensen ackles in general towards the whole bi!dean and canon destiel makes me super upset. i understand the actors are entitled to their personal interpretations, but how do you still have hope after jensen literally saying to a fan that "destiel doesn't exist"?

So by now all conversations about destiel that i’ve seen from the cast/crew are either jokes or denial and after seeing Jensen once again denied it recently, my hope for endgame destiel just dwindled and i’m starting to think this is truly just queerbaiting. I need prescription please. Anything to get my hopes up :((

Hi, I’ve had a few asks about this so…I’m on mobile so this post will look a bit weird but here’s a link to a post more about the story side and why I think it’s endgame (I wrote this before 12x19 if I wrote it now I’d just be YELLING LOOK AT FREAKING 12x19!):

https://tinkdw.tumblr.com/post/159858939602/you-are-one-of-the-only-people-i-could-find-that

But also re just the specific Jensen had a bad day moment:

1. these panels are mainly attended by BIBROS and j2 know that. they play to this audience. When you see him at Jibcon with Misha (and Jared too) he is way more open, comfortable, having fun than at a lot of creation panels I see - he is only HUMAN and is quite private from what I can tell, doesn’t particularly like engaging with the rabid fans and is just looking for an easy way out of the attention a lot of the time.

2. Jensen looks pretty bored and disengaged during this panel, he probably had a bad day, he is not in a happy place. I think someone pushed his buttons wrongly and he flipped out.

3. Jensen often seems to think that Destiel means that Dean and Cas are secretly screwing, that there is a hidden relationship. he doesn’t see it as we do, that it is a fledging love that hasn’t happened yet. He sometimes thinks the fan art and stuff is cute and/or funny, sometimes he reacts badly and is anti shippy- he is human and sometimes he has bad days and for some “reason” he is touchy on this subject… hmm I wonder why! (Hint: destiel exists because of cockles). This is my opinion but i think most people seem to think he thinks that way from what he has said over the years so in that sense he is RIGHT to say Destiel doesn’t exist, because it isn’t an on screen canon romantic relationship yet with love declarations and kissing. Especially when he’s in a BAD MOOD!

4. if destiel was a thing that was going to be canon and in the script NONE of the actors or anyone on the show could tell us as it would be a huge plot point and probably is written in their contracts that they CANNOT say it is happening.

5. jensen is an actor. he ultimately does as he is told e.g. Being forced to do the scene about Dean liking taylor swift in season 10 when he said no - when it is CORE to the script and show, yes he sometimes makes small changes, but when push comes to shove and it is a big plot point, he has to do it and has done. He also sometimes seemed to not get performing/real dean which is hilarious - but I think someone’s sat him down since as he acts it pretty bang on these days.

6. jensen and misha have chemistry. regardless if you ship cockles or not destiel exists because of their chemistry and the fact that AFTER that was noticed it was written into the script. so jensen maybe sees destiel as an attack on his personal sexuality. he is EXTREMELY private so people questioning this in public makes him angry. when he is angry he lashes out and says stupid shit. not only about destiel but other stuff too.

7 Everyone KNOWS it exists in the show. They play the characters doing the stupid shit they do. they know. Jensen miming blow jobs, falling off his chair when a fan says Misha always has to play it so straight, ‘fake’ making out with him on stage at cons etc. if anything it just proves to me even more that it is real and endgame and they know it when jensen says stupid stuff like this because it is clearly NOT true. So its deflection and he’s just playing to the audience, he’s had a shitty day, he can’t talk about it and …. he’s just generally pretty crap at PR! He probably got in trouble for the whole “eye opener” thing, Mishas gotten in trouble for publicly shipping Destiel in the past and now is pretty silent on the matter - it’s no surprise Jensen reacts badly sometimes he’s human.

i mean I always caveat that I am endgame destiel positive and all of season 12 makes me think that they are aiming for this and God WHAT EVEN IS 12x19 IF IT DOESNT EXIST?!

The writing is the key thing for me - NOT what the actors say. You know if they keep this up and destiel is written as endgame and Jensen and misha keep eye fucking each other etc but Jensen somehow manages to put his foot down (which I doubt he would be able to anyway or want to - it would be professional suicide just before finishing this show and wanting to go do something else!) - and he refused to kiss him or whatever, they just end with an arm round the shoulder and a clearly written “this is them together” - that’s fine because it’s still canon! but I highly doubt he would do that.

SO unprofessional and stupid after all this!

I don’t think it is 100% FOR SURE that it will happen, there is still the possibility that a production thing or whatever could stop it.

But it IS written into the script, so I doubt it, as we are getting close to endgame, and more and more now, it feels to me since Dabb took over he decided hey we are doing this. Every episode pretty much since mid s11 has had more Destiel fodder and now it feels like it’s basically just a matter of time. Jensen and Misha DO play it that way and some stuff is just….so romantic they MUST freaking know now but they just can’t come out and tell people. ITS A MAJOR SPOILER!!!

so.. that is why I’m tentatively positive.

anonymous asked:

Do you think Bughead is only a plot device for Archie to realize he has feelings for Betty because I really hope not. I think as time goes by Jughead is going to fall for Betty and vice versa so I can't just see them getting over it just because Archie suddenly has a change of heart?

i worry about that, definitely. the ‘boyfriend’ clip from episode 8 especially made me nervous that bughead was just a plot device, and maybe even fake dating, but other than that one leak, it doesn’t seem fake. when i saw the pictures of them kissing at the baby shower, i thought maybe they were kissing in front of archie, but they couldn’t be. the kiss at the cupcake stand has to be before the serpent bomb is dropped, and so archie isn’t at the party yet. if they were fake dating, why would they kiss with who betty was trying to make jealous not around? 

then there’s the fact that it spans (seemingly) for so long. if we assume they have their first real romantic moment in episode 6 and they’re still together in episode 13, that’s 8 episodes of them as a couple. if their relationship was for the soul purpose of building up betty x archie, they would be taking their sweet ass time to do it. plus, look at this

they look so happy. and, tbh, i think they’re building up archie and veronica this season 

i was really worried that they’d have archie declare feelings for betty in the finale (still am a little), but lili has helped calm my nerves a little. for starters, her interview~

There’s also a bit of a murder mystery going on in Riverdale with Jason Blossom’s apparent murder. As the editor of the student paper, Betty has teamed up with her ace reporter Jughead to try to crack the case. How does that relationship develop?

Reinhart: Betty is best friends with Archie, which means she grew up with Jughead. They know each other, and they’re friends. Jughead is more outwardly dark and brooding, and Betty wishes she could be more like that. On the outside, they couldn’t be more different, but a lot of what Betty feels on the inside is what Jughead presents to the world — and that’s something that she hasn’t been able to do, out of pressure from her parents. She can’t present weakness to the world, and that’s what attracts her to Jughead. She’s attracted to his darkness because she relates to it. She feels like an outsider at the end of the day, which is why they make such a great pair. They’re both outsiders.

For all of the ‘shipping this show has inspired online, it doesn’t feel like romance is necessarily a priority. I think a lot of people went into this thinking, I’m Team Betty or I’m Team Veronica, but that’s really not the point. Archie can barely deal with his own problems! He doesn’t deserve Betty or Veronica yet.

Reinhart: It’s more about the relationships between the characters. A lot of people go into this show thinking that this guy has to choose between these two girls, and that’s the plot of the show. But that’s very much not our show. These characters are working through real issues. The main plot point of Season 1 is Jason’s murder. It’s definitely not the love triangle. I don’t think there’s even that much of a love triangle. Betty has already accepted the fact that Archie doesn’t love her that way, and she knows you can’t force someone to think differently about you. She needs to move on. 

Archie’s a mess! You don’t want to get with him. He doesn’t know what he wants.

Reinhart: Archie is such a mess! They’re just two people who are so much better off as friends, but she doesn’t realize it just yet. That’s OK. She’s young. She’ll realize it eventually. 

when you looks at how she talks about jughead and betty compared to betty and archie, it definitely sounds like jughead is her love interest. and then there’s the line It’s definitely not the love triangle. I don’t think there’s even that much of a love triangle.” yes, i know the question is referring to the betty/archie/veronica triangle, but the second part of the answer makes it sound like there isn’t really a love triangle in season 1 at all. with anybody. 

actors typically tend to hype up the ships they’re involved in in interviews (regardless if they actually like them together or not), so, if we were going to get a love confession from archie at any point this season, i don’t think she’d be talking about how they’re better as friends 

also, this is more far fetched, but lili has liked a number of bughead posts on tumblr. i feel like she wouldn’t like them as much if they had a bad break up or were involved in a love triangle 

anonymous asked:

Understand that no one is claiming that you can't feel the way you want, because chances are, that no one that old wants you anyway. The fact that you think people are claiming that you should look at people that way, and that if you don't feel comfortable then you shouldn just shrug and be okay with it just goes to show how naive and immature you actually are, when no one is saying that, and no one is shipping sheith with you or anyone else in mind

The grammar is actually so weird in this that i have basically no idea what you’re trying to say but i’ll do my best.

A good amount of this will be uncomfortable or unpleasant to read if you ship sheith, please read it anyway. In the end I hope you’ll understand that I’m not demonizing you as a person, and I just want you to understand the impact that producing sheith content can have on the real world without precautions.

I can feel the way I want..because no one over the age of 20 wants to date an 18 year old? 

First of all, i see no correlation between these two statements. Second, either you’re assuming i’m WAY younger than I am, (again, 18) or you’re completely forgetting theres an entire porn industry (in both straight and gay) devoted to (usually older) men fucking eighteen year olds. In fact, it comes in different flavors, here’s for example what comes up when you google something like “just turned 18″ and click the first link

I’ll add emphasis.

This one porn site has 994 videos JUST about sex with an 18 year old who’s only been 18 for, at most, a month or so. AKA the youngest person you legally can fuck or view being fucked. Not to mention btw, this is just in the heterosexual porn section. To drive the point home, here’s another search result number from another porn site.

211,962 results. 211,962 videos specifically catering to the desire to have sex with the youngest teenagers you can legally get at. “No one that old wants [me]” huh??? There are people out there who are predatory towards people my age. There are people who will use praise like “your so mature for your age” and the like to coax young people into relationships where they’ll be controlled. There’s a power imbalance. We live in a society, partially due to culture and partially due to nature, where teenagers are constantly told they’re not adults, they dont know as much as adults, they’re not as smart as adults, they’re not as powerful as adults, so when an adult praises them as an equal the teenager will respond more than if an adult praised another adult. Because of this, while the adult may treat the teenager as an equal, the teenager is usually incapable of treating the adult as an equal. Hence, these relationships are inherently imbalanced, and an imbalanced romantic/sexual relationship is an unhealthy one. There are adults who use this imbalance to control teenagers. Its a predatory form of abuse. 

Keith clearly admires and, dare i say, even idolizes Shiro. Even if we presume that Shiro favors Keith among the paladins and views him as an adult and his equal, Keith is incapable of doing the same. He reveres Shiro, but Shiro doesn’t revere Keith. Because of this Shiro wields immensely more power than Keith in their relationship. Shiro could suggest something, and Keith could feel uncomfortable with it but agree anyway because of that sort of idolization. It isn’t healthy, and even though Shiro is a good person, he would end up hurting Keith eventually due to this imbalance. To Shiro, Keith is a favorite. To Keith, Shiro is everything, the only family he has left. If that doesn’t communicate the power imbalance here I dont know how else to say it. 

I am uncomfortable with adults shipping Sheith, because even if you whole heartedly believe fiction exists in a vacuum, if a predator sees support of a relationship where one party is around 25 and the other is in his late teens, and confirmed not to be an adult by the shows creators regardless of what promotional materials (designed to be catchy and flow well, “five teenagers” sounds better than “four teenagers and an adult”) that predator has had their behavior in a small extent normalized. If a victim of this abuse and predation sees a similar situation portrayed as romantic and healthy, it might reinforce their incorrect world belief that their relationship is romantic and healthy too. 

I am uncomfortable with adults shipping Sheith because adults should know better.

I am uncomfortable with adults shipping Sheith because whether that adult knows it or not, they are giving passive approval of these relationships in the real world.

The only time fiction exists in a vacuum and does not affect the real world is when it is clearly stated with every instance of that fiction not to apply to the real world. If you produce Sheith content and apply a warning to it saying something such as… 

“This is a work of fiction. As a work of fiction it is not meant to reflect the real world, and is an idealized and impossible version of a relationship. Relationships like this are, in real life, always unhealthy. It is intended for consumption, again, in a purely fictional setting.” 

I will not have a problem with your content, as it has been fully removed and severed from reality. It may seem obvious that the work is fictitious and people should not take it as a real world example of something good, but the truth is that the human mind is shaped by media as much as by upbringing and other sources. Perhaps even more so. 

For a real world example, when i was a young child who watched a lot of TV, I wondered why my mother didn’t cook and clean. The answer is that my mom always has hated cooking, and she suffers from migraines that make her doing housework difficult, not to mention how for as long as i can remember she’s always been working. However, my perception of reality was shaped by the cartoons i watched and media I consumed. The message repeated over and over again was that Mothers cook and clean. 

That might seem an irrelevant example, as I was a small child at the time and thus impressionable, but the thing is that teenagers are still incredibly impressionable. There’s a reason most terrorists and suicide bombers are young men between the ages of 18 and 20. Theres a reason why young people are some of the most passionate and quickest to take up new world views. There’s a reason that so many kids on tumblr so ferociously buy into “problematic” and “call out” culture. People my age, older than me by a few years, and younger than me by a few years, are incredibly easy to coax into a belief or world view and once that world view is established it can be strengthened and set with media. 

Not to mention that once these beliefs are set, they’re difficult to dispel. Confirmation bias is a phenomenon where people will discard conflicting facts and accept only that which enforces their own beliefs. If relationships like sheith, however innocent the original intent, continue to exist without obvious warnings that this is UNHEALTHY in the real world, it has the power to damage real people and real lives by playing into confirmation bias. 

If I were in love with an older person, and there were sources that said that it was unhealthy, and sources that merely implied it was fine, i’d definitely seek out more of the later because it feels good to have your beliefs reinforced. So even if its unpleasant, or clunky, or downright annoying, people who produce content unhealthy in the real world but fine in fictional settings (such as dub-con, unsafe sex, or the relationships we’ve been discussing) have a duty to point out that these aren’t cool in a real world setting to prevent real world damage. 

Even if you’re not shipping sheith with anyone in mind, and you’re producing content or spreading content of it with no one in mind, there are people consuming that content with themselves in mind.

Dont let your content normalize and romanticize abuse. Sever it from reality.

anonymous asked:

Y'know, I'm not even a huge fan of Lapidot (although I prefer it over 4m3//d0t), but even I - someone who usually can't recognize romantic moments between characters - could tell that something is brewing between Lapis and Peridot. Where do you think their relationship will go from here?

Thanks for the message, Anon - it’s always nice to hear that people who don’t even ship Lapidot can clearly see it :)  It just goes to show how well-written it is and how apparent the romantic undertones are.

As for where they’ll go from here… good question.

We’ve seen them flirting, being domestic, Peridot being protective of Lapis, working as a team, arguing… and now Peridot being tender, caring and comforting to Lapis.

I think two things are next, but I couldn’t say in what order they’d occur.

1.  Lapis comforting and/or protecting Peridot.

We’ve seen Peridot doing this a lot for Lapis now.  However, from Lapis’ side, we’ve only seen her protect Peridot from the Roaming Eye.

Perhaps Lapis could step up and defend Peridot again?

I’d really like to see her actually comfort Peridot though.  Peridot has been through so much, and people have a tendency to forget about it - being stranded on earth in fear for her life, checking on those awful forced-fusion experiments as well as the Cluster itself, being willing to let the earth get torn to pieces by the Cluster, being pursued and then captured by the Crystal Gems, betraying Yellow Diamond and possibly having to face the consequences for that…

How does Peridot feel about all this?  We don’t know - because she’s bottling it all up.  And one day, it’s going to erupt.  I believe that if/when this happens, Lapis will be there for her and will show her the tender lovingness that she has shown Lapis.

And, also…

2.  Fusion!

C’mon, this is going to happen and we all know it is.

I wrote a while back about the possibility of them fusing accidentally - because at the time of writing that (just before Gem Harvest), neither Peridot nor Lapis seemed to be ready for fusion.  This would also be yet another parallel with Rupphire.

I still think that this is a valid possibility.  However, another idea has presented itself now that Room For Ruby has aired - that it won’t be accidental and that they’re going to attempt it together properly, rather than it occurring by accident.

We’ve seen time and time again that Peridot and Lapis are discovering the earth together, and this idea was very much at the forefront of Room For Ruby.  There was some interesting dialogue between Lapis and Peridot in this episode, about “trying it together”, “we might be good at it” (when discussing possibly teaching Navy) - with Lapis eventually agreeing on the proviso that they “take it slow”.

Now, this dialogue could easily be put into a scenario where they’re discussing anything unfamiliar - and, in particular, fusion.

Peridot has unsuccessfully attempted fusion once before, with Garnet; but she decided against it at the last second.  I have to wonder if a big part of this withdrawal of consent was down to the fact that she didn’t know Garnet.  She was trying to understand Garnet by fusing with her… but is that a good basis for a fusion?  Not necessarily - and I think, deep down, Peridot knew this.

Now, though, which Gem does Peridot know and understand better than anyone else?  Who has she got by far the strongest bond with?

Lapis.

So, Peridot would probably be happy to fuse with Lapis on this basis.

Now, she knows all too well about Lapis’ past trauma.  But another key theme of Room For Ruby was the idea that “things take time”.  Lapis and Peridot have been living together for quite some time now, and I feel like Peridot has been starting to “heal” Lapis during this time.  Room For Ruby showed us that Lapis still has a way to go - but I think that forming a fusion with Peridot might be one of the best things Lapis could do, eventually

I think she’d reluctantly agree to slowly try fusion (more-or-less how she reacted to teaching Navy) because she cares so much about Peridot and she knows Peridot also cares so much about her - and so their fusion would be “made of love”, not born from hatred like Lapis’ previous fusion.  Getting to experience a “real” fusion with the Gem who she’s the closest to would help Lapis to realise that fusion can be a beautiful thing if it’s with someone who you love.  Then when she thinks “fusion” in the future, she might eventually think of her fusion with Peridot rather than her traumatic time as Malachite.

Malachite won’t ever go away, but at least if Lapis experiences a loving fusion with Peridot in the future instead of this previous hate-fuelled one, it’ll help to heal some of the pain.

Seeing at how the last night episode went down i can’t stop thinking about how BIASED that spoilers site is…. “ episode 9 and 10 are gonna be really hard for bethyl and td people ”….. Yeah you totally right i clearly see people tearing the fandom apart for these two episode… It didn’t happen nothing…. The only thing that happened is the confirmation of a familial love and we did already knew that. Because we Td and Bethyl “losers” can accept the fact that C@rol and D@ryl love each other but just not in a romantic way… Yesterday was the best opportunity for that ship to go canon after 7 seasons but it didn’t…and after what N0rman said on TTD about playing the scene like he was talking to his mother it is very clear what kind of love Is the one between them. But the spoilers site riled up people into thinking that something was gonna happen… So people felt entitled to come to our tags and posts and shit on us even more. I see people sending anons or just comment on other members of td without even knowing what they are talking about “ we saw her funeral , her grave, we saw them buring her, she was shot under her chin, FG never even saw her, ” blah blah blah…. If sites like the spoilers one weren’t so biased, more people would understand what really happened, instead of shut down every person who even dare to think about mention B3th’s name on their social network… We could talk about it , explain to others, but they delete old things making us look like lunatic and crazy, they make fun of us and with their behavior they encourage trolls to send us hate and it’s really sad…

anonymous asked:

You said lucio/symmetra was your ultimate otp...i'm intrigued by it but since there's so little around I haven't fully gotten into it! Could you share some of your thoughts on it o: ? i'm definitely interested on what you think their dynamic is like! I know you said you wanted people to tell you about their ships but I can't stop wondering about this ship since you mentioned it...

ur all horrible enablers, shame on u


If I put all my feelings about this ship in a book, it’d look like that book where that one dude printed out all of Wikipedia, so instead have some headcanons I have on their dynamic (and also this turned out a bit longer than anticipated)



  • They’re way more similar than they think they are and everytime someone points it out they both argue like siblings when someone tells them they look alike.

  • Like, let me give a brief description and you try to guess whom I’m talking about: Super idealistic, believes in a better world for everyone. Wants to make people’s lives better and cares deeply about the suffering of others. Comes from a very poor family but has risen above that by virtue of their talents. An artist and uses their artistic skill in their fighting style. Has strong ideals and is prepared to face overwhelming opposition for them.

  • I think on some level they’re aware of how much they have in common but in the beginning they refuse to face the facts, because they do not want to be associated with someone like that.

  • And they hate each other. And, as everyone knows, hate is an attractional force. It’s not like disgust where you try to stay away from the other person. No, they hate each other and everytime they’re in roughly the same spot (like, a continent) they inevitably end up finding and shouting at each other over everything they could possibly disagree over.

  • And there’s a lot they disagree about and they miraculously find more everytime they argue.

  • If Satya says she likes a movie, Lúcio will hate it by default and argue with her about all the problematic shit in it and of course an evil heartless demon like her would like that movie. If Lúcio dyes his hair blue for Christmas, Satya will change her entire wardrobe because the colour blue is so unsophisticated and simplistic, she can’t be seen dead with it.

  • And there’s a breaking point somewhere, because both of them know they don’t have all the answers and the other isn’t all wrong in their accusations. Lúcio breaks down someday because damn her, Satya is right, the people in his favela are still poor, they are still hungry and thirsty, still sick and unable to pay the hospital bills, still miserable and he doesn’t know how to fix it, and maybe Vishkar would have fixed it and maybe giving up their freedom wouldn’t have been too high a price to pay.

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jujubanana  asked:

What are ur arguments against the *usuk is incest* question? I need to win from my sister, but I can't think of something to prove that it's not incest

**LONG POST AHEAD**

here come the can-o-worms, //clears throat:

  • they are fictional characters of personified countries
  • besides the fact that they are fictional; they are personified countries
  • that means they have their own set of rules when it comes to “human” things, which include:
  • no one is related. they choose how they are “related” to one another.
  • example 1: russia and his sisters are very close, but belarus (in the old times) has tried to marry him and stuff. i don’t see anyone pointing fingers at that.
  • example 2: even though it is depicted multiple times that america and canada are seen as “twins” or at least “brothers”, they have also said multiple times (especially in the recent comics) that they “aren’t technically related” but “if they were..” and etc.
  • example 3: france (and many other countries) has claimed he’s “everyone’s big brother”. no one is pointing out that and saying he’s basically in every incestous ship, because we know he’s saying so metaphorically. and they know that countries cant actually be related by blood.
  • i could go on, but i’ll move on for now
  • going back to the “related by blood” thing, let’s think about how countries are born, shall we?
  • how are they born?
  • a lot of micronations (in this case, sealand specifically) just pop up and become a personification of a country. even though sealand is seen to be england’s “child” or w/e, doesn’t that seem a little off? how is england able to produce a “child” by himself??? mitosis?????
  • literally the thing everyone freakin’ looks over is that COUNTRIES POP UP FROM NOWHERE. in this case; america and canada. canada takes on characteristics from france and some other countries because of historical events. from that, we know that multiple countries can contribute to how the personification would look like.
  • WHO’S THE DADDY THEN?? LIKE,,,,
  • in canada’s situation, he has multiple “parents”, and is now technically england’s “child” now. let’s take a moment for that to sink in.
  • i know this is such a meme, but literally england found america in the middle of the freakin’ grass and said “imma be your older brother now lol”. HOW DOES THAT SOLIDIFY ANYTHING besides saying “imma raise you like an older brother”
  • yes, a lot of relationships in this universe are “family” related, but that’s probably because it’s referring how historically they interacted. it’s the “human" version of how they are related.
  • NO ONE TALKS ABOUT HOW COUNTRIES AGE. literally america caught up with everyone else in 0.3 seconds. even though he’s treated and seen as a “kid” by all the old nations, i feel like that’s just because he’s a new country compared to them. (also wtf even is their “canon age”, aren’t they all 20 or some shit– that’s weird even in itself)
  • it looks like the ageing cap is around 20-30, so that’s why they all look around the same age. (besides all the micronations, because ofc they are smaller nations. so they are physically smaller, which makes sense. but even some micronations are older than some “fully grown” nations, so wtf??)
  • if that’s the case, then WHY are people insisting that “this country is a big brother to this country” if they are now/can be all the same “age”
  •  i will say this again for the people in the back: COUNTRIES AGE DIFFERENTLY THAN HUMANS.
  • because, y’know… they aren’t human.
  • “but england is like family to america, so that’s weird ;((” i hear you cry. then target out Spamano, NorIce, ChinaxJapan, ItalyxRomano (lol i dunno what those ship names are), Franada, AmeCan, etc. why just target out USUK? is it because it’s the biggest ship in the fandom???
  • also, if USUK is the biggest ship in the fandom, and everyone who ships it see’s it as “not incest”, then maybe OPEN UP YOUR EYES a little bit???????
  • if you have a whole headcanon chart of who you think “is technically related to who”, then your chart is possibly aaaaall covered up with pen. practically dripping in ink, because “technically” everyone is related according to your logic. if you are going the historically accurate route with that, your ships are probably “technically related”.
  • unless someone creates a human AU where they decide who’s blood related to whoever, then yes, in their AU, incest can potentially happen if the creator decides to go down that route.
  • if you think that england’s bond between america is “too family oriented” to you, then you do you. you don’t have to ship them romantically.
  • but don’t you DARE attack others for seeing that relationship as otherwise.
  • don’t you DARE force other people to take on what you believe in.
  • don’t you DARE isolate an entire sub-fandom because of your headcanons
  • don’t you DARE call out USUK shippers, when you are shipping Franada.
  • don’t you DARE tell others what they can or cannot ship. especially in a fictional series that has no canon family relationships.
  • YOU ARE NOT THE SHIP POLICE

**all that being said, i DON’T WANT this to be an argument. please do NOT reblog or reply to this is saying you disagree, make your own dang post about it. please do NOT send me any asks or submissions telling me your negative opinion on the matter. i’m not turning a blind-eye towards other’s opinions, i just don’t want to feel bad about my OTP after 6 years of taking that shit. chances are i know what you are going to say to me. so please spare this oldie who just wants two fictional blonde guys to hold hands and stuff**

thank you for those who are open minded, and please pray for those usuk shippers who frequently get attacked with the age-old argument that “usuk is incest”.

anonymous asked:

1. KakaSaku: why is KakaSaku your otp? Is there any particular tropes, or was there something you find in this ship you can't find in others? Do you believe KakaSaku had an opportunity in the manga for the idea of canon? How would you picture it? Do believe it would be controversial (the age gap)? Side pairings (like NH or ShikaTema)? And how do you deal with Sakura and Sasuke's relationship (brOTP, one night stand, etc.) canon-wise with a KakaSaku endgame? (2)

Hmm, I’ll have to go a little down memory lane for this one. I’ve been in the Naruto fandom for over ten years, ever since I was a little child. As a kid, I initially shipped SasuSaku. I was naive and too wrapped up with the idea of ‘first love is true love’. That continued for many years, in fact, up until the beginning of last year. At this point I have left the fandom and came back to it after many years. You could probably imagine I was happy when I found out they were canon at first… but then post-700 happened.

I was shocked. That’s the worst story one could be given for a pairing they like. It repulsed me. I was forced to take a step back and see Sasuke for what he truly is: a deadbeat dad. A cold husband. A selfish man.

I was forced to reevaluate everything I thought he would be. Sasuke is not prince charming, he’s not a good human, he’s not a sane human. I’m not saying that it’s entirely his fault, I’m not denying the circumstances he was dealt anon, but it doesn’t change that it shaped him into a horrible being. Do I blame him for turning evil/leaving Konoha? No. I don’t. I probably would have done the same.

So we’ve established he’s not a good person. Even if he’s shown to have gone out roaming the world for ‘redemption’.

On the other hand, Sakura may have been a little mean as a kid, but she obviously matured and outgrew that. These are possible character developments. You could go from being mean to someone to being nice to them at that point of your life (12 years old). But you can’t go from wanting to kill someone to wanting to marry them, not only is it terrifying but also… impossible.

So here I kinda realised wow dude, this pair kinda sucks.

I’m an anxious person by nature, also I value security above all. There is no way I would want Sakura to be with someone as emotionally unbalanced and unforgiving as Sasuke. Someone who at some point wanted to get rid of her —tried to get rid of her.

Just a bit before I had that conclusion about SasuSaku I discovered the most awesome beautiful thing ever: KakaSaku.

At first, I was like, oh my god, no, my OTP is SasuSaku. I think they’re cute but… that’s as far as liking them goes. Wrong. I was hooked.

They made so much sense I’m amazed I didn’t notice before but through reading fan fiction I discovered their potential.

Kakashi and Sakura are both dedicated ninja. They both put their teammates first. They balance out each other rather nicely, Kakashi could use someone bright and caring like Sakura to heal his soul. They’re both extremely smart, and equally balanced in power. Neither of them would look down on the other or bash them.

Sakura is strong and dedicated but I feel like sometimes she lacks confidence. Kakashi would lift her up, not break her down like Sasuke seems to do (after he left Konoha so if anyone’s reading this don’t start pulling managa screeshots pointing evidence of 12 year old Sasuke being 'supportive’)

I just like the balance between them, a harmony I can’t seem to find anywhere else. Look at every other ship, each one seems to have a dominant person, be it the woman or the man, which I dislike. Relationship/marriage should be about equality and balance, not dominance.

The manga didn’t nearly have as many KS hints as the anime but what does it matter to me? If Kishi doesn’t know how to pick two people with appropriate personalities for each other, that isn’t my fault. Look at his canon ships and how he portrays them, it’s truly repulsive. NaruHina had so much potential goddamn and he absolutely slaughtered it. He clearly built up for NaruSaku and he also clearly changed his mind around the end. SP then turned Hinata into 'Sakura’ instead of giving her a unique personality. Repulsive I tell you.

I really don’t believe the age gap matter would be a big deal. They’re ninja, they could literally die any day. To them they don’t even think they would live past 40. Why restrain them with silly things like age?

What does age signify anyway? Maturity. Do you really believe a person who’s been killing since they were 12, exposed to every nasty thing in the world would lack in maturity/self
-discovery to be with an older person?

I don’t think it’s the age people might protest against, but rather their previous status of teacher and student but we all know Sakura’s real teacher is Tsunade. Kakashi is simply her team captain.

I don’t understand your question about NH and ShikaTema but if you’re asking my opinion of them, here: both had a lot of potential. One got an okay ending and the other sucked ass.

The amount of damage that was dealt to NH is ridiculous. I could’ve done a better job giving them a more realistic/not forced ending. Kishi seems to forget the concept of 'build up’ when writing romance. It’s like he pulled NaruHina out of his ass. Everything is cliche and gross; Naruto, an absent father. Hinata portrayed as the 'scary’ parent which just doesn’t go with her character (again, they tried to pull a Sakura but it ain’t workin). Hinata sending Boruto, a GENIN, one who cheated during his exams because he couldn’t win without doing so, to fight gods, telling him to 'take care of his dad’. Excuse me but what kind of mother does that? How could she just send her son to fight ninja that managed to capture her husband the freakin Hokage?? I don’t care if he resembles Naruto, no one can believe in their child that blindly, it’s just so damn unrealistic. Besides, everyone now is trying to shove down our throat that Hinata is a 'kickass shinobi’ who is 'better’ than Sakura, so why doesn’t she go fight to get her husband back?

I don’t hate Hinata. I just dislike what’s been done to her character. Just because she’s an average Kunoichi it doesn’t mean she can’t end up with Naruto without being given Sakura’s personality. They’re trying to change her character entirely. It’s gross. They’re trying to make her sound stronger than she actually is.

As for ShikaTema, I don’t have much trouble besides making Temari a stay-at-home wife. That’s not her personality at all.

Same goes for Sakura. She’s a kickass medic. Put her as head medic at the hospital not a woman dusting shelves.

If KakaSaku were to be endgame, I believe that would happen with Sakura spending time with Kakashi and discovering what being with real men is like. I believe she’d fall in love with Kakashi. Maybe even cheat on Sasuke, as unpleasant as the concept is (although I don’t blame her if she does), get a divorce, grab her daughter and leave. She’d marry Kakashi, because he’d give a shit about her child, he’d help care for if, he’d love and protect her. He’d be there for her. Basically, Kakashi would know how to be a good and respectful partner.

I apologise if jumping from answering something to the other is confusing. Thanks for the question!

anonymous asked:

Do you really think the time jump is good for Bellarke? It's a new beginning, which is great for the show because I was tired of that grounders vs sky people thing, but I can't see why it's positive for Bellarke. They will need to know each other again, and that takes time. Besides, they may not get reunited soon and Bellamy could be in a relationship. In a show of 23 episodes I'd tell you yes! but with just 13 episodes, I don't see writers pushing them to canon.

The fact that every other couple save Bellarke is together is important. It tells us that the show does not care enough about the development of those other relationships to show it on screen. You can expect all of those other relationships to grow and change, I’m sure we’re going to come back to at least one of them broken up, but we’ll see none of it. 

Meanwhile, because Bellarke has been separated for these 6 years, we will get to see every single last bit of their development and it will all be new to us. This is how you build an endgame main pairing. You don’t miss a minute of time together. 

Also, let’s just be real, The 100 doesn’t care about “time” when developing relationship, save for one instance (Bellarke). Clarke and Finn got together in the 4th episode of Season 1 and broke up in the 5th. They’d known each other for 11 days. 

Clarke and L/xa shared their first kiss in 2x14. They’d known each other for 10 days. 

Murphy and Emori meet in Season 2 for one episode (Rubicon -Day 47), but don’t see each other again until Wanheda Pt 1 (Day 137). When we see them again in Hakeldama (Day 147) they are clearly in a relationship.  Murphy makes the “You’re not the only one trying to save someone you love” statement in Perverse Instantiation (Day 165). This means that, Memori were in a relationship for 28 days before Murphy realized he loved her. 

Marcus and Abby could be considered an exception to the rule, as they’ve most likely known each other their whole lives. Their relationship is antagonistic in the beginning of Season 1, but that begins to change in 1x11. They share their first kiss in 3x09, have sex 15 days later in 4x02, and have the first mention of love (from Clarke, but Kane doesn’t deny it) 14 days later in “Gimmie Shelter”

Monty and Harper were a Dark Horse in the ship game and most people were taken by surprise when they first had sex in “Red Sky at Morning” (3x14). And exchange declarations of love in “The Other Side” (34 days later). 

Do you truly, honestly believe that what Bellarke shares is less than these other couples? Do you think that 6 years and 7 days is actually enough time to break the bond that they built? When Clarke still radios Bellamy everyday, even without knowing if he’s alive? When Bellamy dedicated his life to ensuring that she didn’t “die” in vain? 

I have a friend from high school who moved abruptly (army family) and we hadn’t exchanged any contact information because the relationship was so new. At the time they didn’t have a Facebook and after a while I stopped looking, but we happened to run into each other again after 8 years, by pure coincidence (they now attend med school with my best friend) and it was literally like picking up right where we left off, but more mature.

Bellamy and Clarke’s relationship isn’t “normal”, it wasn’t build the way we build ours. They were literally partners for do or die, life or death moments and decisions. They shared things with one another that they’d shared with no one else. Their relationship is built to last. Believe in it. 

Why I Think Andrew Wouldn’t Make a Good Love Interest

Before you guys say anything, I want to make it perfectly clear that I don’t hate Andrew. I truthfully, honestly do not hate him. His character and character development (especially the latter) is just fine.

The problem I have with Andrew is that he is a useless character that pretty much is only there to serve as a possible love interest (in a show that, in my opinion, doesn’t require any romance), and even then, he’s not depicted as a positive one, either. At least not early on, which–if good writing is a factor–is the most important part to establish the relationship between two characters.

And again, before you say anything, hear me out. I think it would do all of us some good if both sides are patient and respectful.

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“I’m in the wrong place” → A brief insight into Saitama’s character

Sometimes I feel like Saitama doesn’t get all the love he deserves, only because he doesn’t have a “tragic past” or doesn’t pose as a deeply-wounded-cursed-by-fate Hero™.

[Spoilers ahead for the ones who haven’t caught up with the manga yet]

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anonymous asked:

Can you please give your full, in-depth, detailed answer on the question, "Who do you believe Inuyasha loves more, Kikyo or Kagome?" I would love to hear your real opinion on this! I'm feeling SO conflicted and torn between the two :(

I just saw inukagkids ’s answer and just WOW ! I actually wrote pretty much the same thing but I was busy with school and homeworks so I’m only posting it now… I’ll try not to repeat what was already said! 

So you’re asking this question to the most intense inukag shipper here, so my answer is predictable: it’s Kagome.

As it was said before, there is a lot of things that are wrong about Kikyo and Inuyasha’s relationship… We don’t really know much about their past, true, but they still had spent enough time together to decide that they wanted to live the rest of their life together… 

So the thing that bugs me the most about Inuyasha’s feelings toward Kikyo is the fact that when Inuyasha was revived, he called Kikyo his enemy right away. Those 50 years were like a short instant for him, yet it seems like all his love for her just vanished at that point, and he hated her until he saw her again and learned that they were set up against each other. He had to be TOLD that it was all a big misunderstanding. But obviously, Inuyasha’s lack of trust is a lot due to his past…

Ever since his mother died, Inuyasha grew up not trusting anyone because obviously, no one has ever deserved his trust. He said a good number of times that all humans despised him and just wanted to get rid of him because he was an abomination. His “hate” for Kikyo when he wakes up from being sealed is perfectly understandable. She was the first human who offered him a place and she was the first person that he started to care for since his mother died, and then she betrays him. 

But the thing his, after living such an awful betrayal, you’d think it would be even harder for him to trust a human again? But no. Kagome comes into Inuyasha’s life and she changes everything. How long did it take before he started to warm up to her? Before he started to trust her? As soone as chapter 78, they are already friends, and Inuyasha is telling her that he loves her company (something he probably never told anyone before)

At that moment , I’m 100% sure Inuyasha would never assume that Kagome betrayed him if something like the Naraku incident happened. Then again, we don’t know how much time Inuyasha and Kikyo spent together before the whole Naraku incident happened, but I can’t believe that Inuyasha and Kikyo had spent less than a month together before they actually decided they were going to spend the rest of their lives together …

But why exactly did Inuyasha agreed to become a human to live with her if he didn’t really trust her? Well it was because she was the only person he had. And that’s pretty much it. What was their relationship based on exactly? They are both lonely, but do they really share anything else? To me, it kind of seems like Inuyasha’s love for Kikyo started has a simple crush. The only reason why their relationship looks so passionate and intense is because their story is tragic. And Inuyasha “love” for Kikyo after she was revived is basically just is guilt of being the one who survived, while Kikyo died because he didn’t trust her. He says it himself !

I could just stop right there. This wasn’t in the anime though, and maybe that’s why a lot of people are still confused. Inuyasha rarely talks about his feelings, especially his feelings for Kikyo when he’s with Kagome. So this is a VERY important moment !

But to be honest, I used to be conflicted too. Especially at episode 47 and 48 (chapter 170-176), when Inuyasha’s “chooses” Kikyo over Kagome. This moment breaks my heart every time because if you don’t remember what Inuyasha said before in chapter 78 (above) it’s easy to believe that Inuyasha wants to be with Kikyo instead of Kagome.

But it’s completely wrong… THIS is what Inuyasha thinks:

He never once says it’s because he LOVES her. Kikyo died because of him so obviously he’s going to care about how she’s doing now that she’s “alive” again! And it’s like that for every single time Inuyasha goes to see Kikyo. It’s always to make sure she’s ok, and to know about Naraku’s whereabouts. When she first got resurrected, he knew that it was best for Kagome to live and for Kikyo to stay dead, because that was Kikyo’s fate and they just weren’t meant to be. Never once he says after she was resurrected that he wants to try to be with her again, he only says he wants to go to hell with her because it’s the only way he will let go of his guilt.

It’s mostly people around him (Kaede, Kagome and even Shippo) who says that Inuyasha is still in love with Kikyo. This makes things confusing, because the story is mostly told form Kagome’s perspective, and most of her friends support her and agree with her all the time.

If you haven’t read the manga, I HIGHLY recommend you read it! I didn’t even liked the anime that much when I first watched it, and the main reason was because a lot of things about the development of Inukag’s relationship was messed up. 

In the anime, when Kagome sees Kikyo and Inuyasha kissing in episode 23, I couldn’t even understand why Kagome was jealous, because they omitted this wonderful little moment that was in chapter 72:

Since that moment wasn’t included in the anime, they couldn’t include this other moment, who is actually one of my favorite Inukag moment of the whole series:

Moments like this are why I love inukag so much. Their relationship is something else. Inuyasha and Kagome have the kind of relationship I would want in my life. Sure, they argue a lot.. But most of the time, it’s because of their jealousy or because they were worried about the other ! And honestly, their bickering just make me ship them even more, because it makes them real. Kagome doesn’t put up with Inuyasha’s shit (being rude, selfish, arrogant…) and I LOVE that. And Inuyasha is not afraid of telling Kagome what he thinks too.

They are even more than just two lovers. They are friends to begin with. Of course at first, Inuyasha obviously thought that Kagome was beautiful: he said Kikyo was cute, and then he keeps saying that Kagome is identical to Kikyo!

But it’s so much more than just that. He learns to know her, Kagome, who is literally the best match for him. She is caring, selfless, friendly, understanding, thoughtful and so much more … Inuyasha needed someone like that in his life. Kikyo though, is serious and cold … I personally think the fact that Kagome is the opposite of Kikyo is something that Inuyasha likes. He’s not afraid to be completely himself (a huge dork) with her because he knows Kagome likes him for who he his. Even with his flaws. Even if he’s part demon. Kagome never cared once about this. Heck, she even thought he was cute because of his dog features ! Kagome saw Inuyasha’s worst side, his demon side, but also his weak side, his human side. And she still loves him more and more despite all of that.

Kagome is SO important for Inuyasha in many ways, she can be there for him when he needs emotional support, but she’s also there in happy times, when he can just act dumb and silly and be actually happy. She’s there with him in his battles, because honestly Inuyasha never would have fell in love with a girl who isn’t brave and who doesn’t try everything she can, even when she knows she’s not the strongest one. 

Kagome gives a lot of love to Inuyasha, and Inuyasha gives her back the same amount. There is not one person who gives more in the relationship than the other. Even if Inuyasha and Kagome never officially kiss in the manga and Inuyasha and Kikyo do, always remember that Kikyo is older and she kissed him first. Kagome is still very young and awkward in love (she pushed him away TWICE when he tried to kiss her …remember?)

LOOK AT THIS! They DO have romantic moments ! But Inuyasha is still a shonen manga, and I think Rumiko didn’t want Inukag’s romance to be the main focus. And about Inukik’s last kiss, I think it was necessary because it was like a closure to their relationship. One last kiss to seal their whole story and to say goodbye forever. Inuyasha and Kagome are married now. They have PLENTY of time to get more intimate, they are going to spend everyday together for the rest of their lives! 

So in conclusion, Inuyasha loved Kikyo when she was alive, but now he’s with Kagome because he loves her too. And in the end, even Inuyasha knows himself that he belongs with Kagome more than with anyone else.

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“You’re a pedophile because I say so and I don’t like you.”

The only person in that you listed is a pedophile are Maps… because it stands for minor attracted person lmao. The only correct thing you said is that pedophiles are attracted to children, however, they aren’t attracted to how children act or things associated with children. Otherwise, they’d be attracted to adults who look like kids but… surprise surprise… once they find out the person is actually an adult and not a child all of the attraction poofs away. I absolutely adore how you equate adults doing things with other adults (DDLG) and fandom speaks and basically weeb term (loli) to being a MAP. 

Tumblr is a 13+ website that allows NSFW content. I think you need to go through and read the TOS for Tumblr again. Even though blacklist doesn’t exist for mobile, you can still block people who post content you don’t want to see and turn on your fucking safe search. If a 13-year-old isn’t old enough to understand how to block people or how to turn on a safe search then they don’t need to be on tumblr. They can take they asses to neopets, chicken smoothie, etc. or any other website that actually caters and doesn’t allow NSFW content.

I absolutely love how you called me a “Vocal pedophile” despite the fact that I’m not even attracted to children. You don’t “groom” a child by just posting NSFW on a website that allows nsfw. Grooming is about trust and actual interaction.

I absolutely adore that because you don’t like you don’t like it you need to call it pedophilia. 

Also, on a side note, I’ve never been homophobic. I don’t consider pedophilia and LGBT orientation, and where have I made a racist or homophobic statement? Congrats on making up shit out of absolutely fucking nowhere because I understand that fiction ain’t reality and equating the harm that victims go through to fictional stories and ship is not only absolute horseshit but a spit in the face to all victims.

I’m pretty sure someone is going to ask so I’m going to throw it out there because I’ve already talked about it before, I’m a victim of abuse. I was a minor when my abuser would attempt to pressure me into having sex with a man nearly a decade older than me and when she would strip me out of my clothes and force me to walk to the store, alone, at night because she wanted to punish me.

Oh and… You can go fuck yourself. 

Yet Another Bluepulse Post

I know, I talk about this ship way too much but I just really don’t understand how so many people still can’t see that Jaime Reyes and Bart Allen are in love. Now I normally don’t have a lot of gay ships, but with Bluepulse it’s so painfully obvious that a monkey could tell they belong together. There are just so many subtle hints in the show that it’s practically canon. Like the huge fact that the whole reason Bart came back to the past was to save Blue Beetle and the world. So his entire life more or less revolves around Jaime in a way.

Then there’s the fact that they are ALWAYS together. They were mourning Artemis together in the grotto, they chill-hanged and got kidnapped together, they shared a seat on the tram at Lexcorp farms (and even before that mission started Impulse made a point of saying that he and Blue were a package deal), Bart stayed by his side when Bumblebee and the Atom were trying to remove the Scarab, and they were even paired up during Endgame.

And there are so many small yet obvious ways they interact with each other. They are always in very close proximity to each other; sometimes even touching. And after Blue went on mode you could see in Bart’s facial expressions how hurt and worried he was. Then there’s the whopping amounts of playful banter between them that I find so adorable. Pretty much every interaction gives me life like the way Bart playfully threw his arm around Jaime’s shoulder or how Jaime put his hand on his arm.

And you can’t just forget that split second in Cornered where they held hands. “Just friends” do not hold hands like that. I mean, it’s practically canon just from that. Most likely the only reason they didn’t kiss or anything was because Cartoon Network wouldn’t allow it.

Also, as I’ve stated in a previous post, they are constantly protecting each other. When Bart was free from captivity his first immediate thought was to rescue Blue. Same thing when he got all angry when Jaime got frozen or even when he was put on mode. Bart still didn’t give up on him and was determined to set him free. Jaime does the same thing like when the Scarab was about to kill Impulse at the Reach’s command Jaime was so desperate to keep that from happening. Unlike how totally fine he was with trashing Batgirl.

There are just so many obvious hints at chemistry between them in the show that display that they are far from just friends. It’s stupid that some people still can’t see how much they love each other. Even the freaking writers of the show say there was romance between them! Open your eyes, people.

anonymous asked:

Why are people saying SS is problematic and that the source of it all is Sasuke. I'm not sure Sasuke has never been abusive to Sakura in fact he is the only character besides Ino that understands Sakura the best. Sasuke never was abusive I read it in a SS blog unfollowed him/or /her because it was awful how they depicted Sasuke as being abbusive and an absent father. I wanna know your opinion your not bias and you talk so eloquently.

Ah, the same old “SS is problematic” rigmarole. 

Yes you’re right, Sasuke is very attentive of Sakura and sees through her well. Sasuke is the source of most of SS’es problems, but that does NOT make SasuSaku problematic. Even someone as troubled as Sasuke found his happy ending, with the only girl he grew close to. And no, Sasuke has never been abusive. From the little we see of Sasuke in 700, he’s most likely NOT an absent father. Let’s get this last point out of the way first:

What is the basis of the absent father claims? He’s not in the village at that very moment? Do a few after-school instants characterize an entire relationship? 700 is the preamble to part III and the fact that he’s away is relevant to the plot. Sarada isn’t shown to long for her father, in fact, she’s noticing a similarity between her rivalry with Boruto and her dad’s with Naruto. If Sasuke were an absent father she wouldn’t speak of him so comfortably. And then, Sasuke is so connected to his daughter that he senses her exclamation. The only noises are his, the forest is static, the scene shifts toward him as his daughter is still talking, with the “…” it’s clear there’s nothing in the forest. Come onnnn. He’s clearly reacting to her. The lengths people will go to justify what they wish they saw… smh fandom. 

Part of SS’s struggles is also how Sakura thinks Sasuke sees her. I’m mentioning them, but this does NOT make them problematic. How can people call SS problematic if we haven’t even seen their dynamic as a mature couple? Almost no bond is ever the same before and after a relationship has been established. Is it okay to drop someone while they’re at their worst? How do the nuptial vows go again? “Through thick and thin (similar vows apply in Japan and other non-JudeoChristian traditions). Before getting into a relationship, Sakura reaffirms the earnest quality of her unconditional love, all this while never compromising her values. So from Sakura’s side, the love is admirable. 

The manga extends over Sasuke’s darkest years, it is not representative of stable Sasuke. Like we’ve been saying forever. Problematic/abusive relationships can be identified because the victim is unable to refuse the partner’s manipulative demands. Sasuke’s problem is the opposite, he tries so hard to escape those bonds. Never has he been controlling, never has he forced them to do something against their wishes, he never played the victim in order to gain something from Sakura or any one of his friends. Was Sakura hurting? A lot, but it was second-hand suffering because she’s very empathetic, and Sasuke’s pain is massive.

Does Sasuke have the right to be so broken? After all, Karin, Kimimaro and others lost their clan too. Hasn’t Kakashi seen his father die before his eyes? Some readers can’t forgive Sasuke for having been a thorn in the side of many, but I feel empathy for him. He was betrayed and brainwashed by the one person he loved the most. It isn’t just the tragedy of what he had to endure, but how he found the strength to survive one shocking revelation after the other. His thoughts were manipulated too many times. He could trust no one. No bond with a person so broken can be easy. Yet, this girl and team slowly gained ground into his heart, “I don’t ever want to watch those dear to me die before my eyes again” he thought could grow emotionless, he tried to rationalize feelings, but failed. That’s not how feelings work. Sakura is Sasuke’s special girl, the proof is scattered all over the manga. Even him, shattered as he was, mistaken as he was, recovered the unconditional love he had lost with his brother. Can you imagine how comforting Sakura’s love must be, for someone this hurt?

At this point we’re going in circles. Us SasuSaku shippers see an inspirational story in which a guy, who believes to have lost his right to be happy ever again, finds the truest love in someone who knows him well, who both saw him shine, and at his lowest. Despite having seen it all, and despite not approving of his choices, she still believes there’s good left in him, she wants him happy.

By rhetoric and the blindness of a bias, those who want to see evil will find it anywhere. If someone sees abuse in SS, they’re free to taint their glasses of whatever shade they choose, let them be my guest to steer clear of our fandom. Because nobody can guilt-trip us into loving this ship. In fact, guess what? THEIR persecution falls under abuse.