the most developed relationship on the show

Does it ever just occur to you how amazing it is to be apart of tsc fandom? We didn’t get just a six book series. Oh no. We got an incredible series about their ancestors with one of the most unconventional love triangles I have ever read. And Cassandra Clare didn’t stop there.

WE GOT AN ENTIRE BOOK ABOUT A BISEXUAL WARLOCK AND HIS ADVENTURES. And we are getting and entire series about him and his partner.

But wait, there’s more! We got a continuation of Simon’s story and development with his relationship with Izzy and more information about the shadowhunter academy and the ascension process along with introducing more loveable characters.

NOW we have a series which shows a boy taking on the role as a caretaker for his family, a 2 bisexual shadowhunters with faerie blood, a bisexual faerie, a potential pan character, a potential polyamorous relationship, a potential gay relationship, a character with autism, a heavy set shadowhunter who can do everything any other shadowhunter can, and a plot that has major political underlinings that can relate to what’s happening in our society today.

AND THATS NOT EVEN THE END! There are still THREE more series and a book of short stories which will cover 150 years of living as a silent brother.

Say what you will but Its pretty exceptional for an author to put out so much content for a ya urban fantasy series and we as a fandom are so immensely lucky to have so much content to love and obsess over! Most fandoms only get a few books. WE HAVE and are getting more than 150 years worth of stories and history.

let’s talk about how amazing Avatar: The Last Airbender is for a second
  • Fantasy world not based on typical medieval Europe
  • Was a children’s show that openly discussed war, death and genocide
  • Had several handicapped characters, one of whom was the show’s most powerful person
  • Every single character was a person of color, drawn to represent Asian and Inuit peoples
  • Had a character story arc centered around both emotional and physical parental abuse, whose arc was about learning that they didn’t need the parent who abused them
  • Absolutely BEAUTIFUL ART STYLE AND DIRECTION
  • Three dimensional writing that rivals even most adult dramas
  • Characters dealt with sexism in society
  • Showed citizens on both sides of the war, including showing how the people in the enemy nation were merely influenced by propaganda and an oppressive regime
  • Had romances that developed overtime and actually talked about the issues of forming a relationship instead of just “and now they’re in love.”
  • Characters died. On a children’s show. Characters who you fucking knew! Who had story arcs and were their friends and were kids like them!
  • When those characters died, they left an impact. It wasn’t ignored after a few episodes, the feelings they had for these characters stayed through the entire show
  • Had environmental messages that weren’t cheesy, and they made you take the destruction of the environment seriously
  • SUPERB world building, fleshing out many cultures and histories that always felt real
  • Had a magic system that never felt like magic. It always felt natural and like a solid part of this world with rules that couldn’t be broken
  • The cute animal sidekicks weren’t just there to sell toys. They were characters who had so much emotion to them and were vital parts of the show’s dynamic. Also, the animals never talked yet somehow still portrayed an insane emotional level that some Disney films only dream of
  • Spawned a sequel series that dealt not only with sexism, but with sexuality, religion, and the benefits and dangers from the rapid progression of technology

The point is, Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest shows of all time and the proof is right there

Joys that Harry Potter Movie Only Fans will never know:

-How amazing Oliver Wood actually is OMG

-Dudley Dursley’s character development

-“ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?!”

-Minerva McGonagall, Quidditch Fanatic

-Luna Lovegood, Quidditch Commentator

-RON WEASLEY IS BRAVE.

-GINNY WEASLEY IS AMAZING

-Sirius and Crookshanks: Ultimate Bromance

-“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry!”

-KREACHER’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

-“I FELL IN THE LAKE!”

-Dean Thomas/Luna Lovegood Platonicship OMG

-Remus showing off Baby Photos

-Percy coming to his senses and finally making a joke

-“‘Probably trying to get rid of a Wrackspurt,’ said Harry, who recognized the symptoms.”

-Pigwidgeon

-Amnesiac Gilderoy Lockhart

-Dobby’s ever growing mismatched sock collection

-“FOR MASTER REGELUS!”

-Most of Tonks’s actual character

-Bill and Fleur’s actual relationship

-“ARE YOU A WIZARD OR NOT?!”

-Potterwatch

-Hermione’s growing political awareness and activism

-The entire school (-slytherins) standing to defend Harry from Pansy Parkinson

-100+ pages of backstory, 10x the character depth and development

Pains that Harry Potter Movie Only Fans will never know:

-“He was tiny in death”

-Molly Weasley’s boggart

-Meeting Neville’s parents

-Re-reading Prisoner of Azkaban and realizing that the nice man who helped Harry with his homework and gave him free sundaes dies in the sixth book.

-“He had no memory of being hugged like this, as though by a mother”

-Remus feeling so ashamed of being a werewolf that he thinks his family is better off without him

-Regulus Black’s full story

-Harry having to drag Percy away from Fred’s body

-Molly Weasley giving Harry a family heirloom for his 17th birthday

-Dean Thomas never knew his father, because he was a wizard and was killed by Death Eaters

-Peter Pettigrew didn’t even have the chance to redeem himself

-Frank Bryce was a war veteran who was blamed by his entire town for Voldemort’s crimes, and then Voldemort murdered him

-Harry not saying goodbye to Ron, Hermione, or Ginny, because he knows he won’t be strong enough to go through with it if he does

-“ ‘Does it hurt?’
The childish question had fallen from Harry’s lips before he could stop it.
‘Dying? Not at all,’ said Sirius. ‘Quicker and easier than falling asleep.’ ”

-The full story of Ariana and the Dumbledore family

-Winky’s entire existence, and all she suffers

-Andromeda Tonks losing her entire family

-“’NO!’
The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.”

-100+ pages of backstory, 10x the character depth and development, over half of it leading to more pain and despair

so. i’ve gotten a lot of messages and asks about this, so i figure i’d address it.

Bakugou was not abused. Bakugou knows he was not abused.

Bakugou overheard Todoroki’s story of how Endeavor abused his family, and the expression he had on afterward says that Bakugou’s never been presented this this sort of situation before. it caught him off guard. it’s not- right. it isn’t normal

Bakugou wasn’t prepared to hear it.

and later on, he confronts Todoroki (trying to rile him up to fight him at full strength), and brings up his past. Bakugou says he doesn’t care about it. he’s trying very hard to convince Todoroki that hearing his past didn’t mean anything to him, except it clearly does. that’s why he’s bringing it up. 

he does care. he does care about Todoroki’s home life. he does care about what Endeavor did to him. he wants Todoroki to let go of that and accept his powers as his own, just like Izuku did, but in his own, round-about, angry, rough way.

Bakugou does care.

and if he were abused, he would’ve had a different reaction to hearing Todoroki’s past. he would’ve felt kinship, or a connection, maybe flashback to something Mitsuki did to him and think something like “That’s what happened to me!” or show some sort of recognition to the similarities between their pasts and history.

but he doesn’t. instead, he was caught off guard. he’s unprepared. he probably knows home abuse happens, but he’s never been so close to it- never known someone it actually happened to. 

he wasn’t sure what to do, because he’s never been in this situation before.

Bakugou lived a sheltered life. he was constantly praised, constantly rewarded, constantly told how awesome he was and always got what he wanted, and always got away with doing shitty things. even by his own mother’s admission, they praised him too much, and it gave him an overblown ego.

he was a big fish in a small pond, and he knows it. it’s why he struggled so much at UA after getting in, because he was forced to realize that he wasn’t as awesome as he thought, and it was a big blow.

Bakugou was spoiled.

later on, we see Bakugou suggest violence to corral the kids, citing his upbringing. which, for Bakugou, probably means smacking the kids lightly on the back of the head, because that’s what Mitsuki did to him whenever he made a smart remark or got himself into trouble.

that isn’t abuse. i’m not saying it’s right, either, but it’s far from abuse. it’s something common that happens in many households, and is especially common in japanese culture. it’s not abuse, and it’s not meant to be taken seriously.

look at the difference between Todoroki’s reaction to his father’s violence, and Bakugou’s reaction to Mitsuki’s slap. Todoroki looks absolutely terrified, crying into his mother’s shirt because his father hurt her, begging not to become like his father, and then pure anger at what Endeavor’s abuse did to his mother.

meanwhile, Bakugou threatens to send Mitsuki into the ceiling, in a completely comedic, not-serious manner. clearly, the slap didn’t bother him that much if he’s yelling such silly, hyperbolic statements back at his mother. 

his reaction is much closer to one he has whenever his classmates mess with him than it is a reaction towards abuse. 

not to mention, All Might and Aizawa would have done something if it were something serious. they’re two of the characters who care about children’s wellbeing the most. 

back to my earlier point, when Todoroki vetoes Bakugou’s idea, Bakugou gets angry, but then he flashes back to when he learned about Todoroki’s past. he remembers what Endeavor did to Todoroki and his mom. he remembers his own horrified reaction to learning about it.

that’s exactly the kind of reaction someone would have when complaining about something, and then remembering someone else around you had it way worse

so Bakugou immediately drops it, under the guise of taunting Todoroki, but mostly because he doesn’t wanna push the issue when Todoroki’s had a bad history of violence from his own father since he was a child. he’s being conscientious of Todoroki’s home situation and upbringing, because he knows it was Bad. 

Bakugou knows Mitsuki was rough on him. but he also knows that what he grew up with was completely different than what Todoroki lived through, and he, very clearly, drops the idea when he remembers this.

Bakugou respects Todoroki’s veto against the idea, because he knows about Todoroki’s personal history, and he’s being conscientious about Todoroki’s personal feelings on the issue. because he knows their personal experiences towards this are different, and Todoroki had it far worse, and he deserves to have that opinion on this subject respected and honored because of what he lived through.

Bakugou is suggesting smacking them on the back of the head, at most, because they’re being unruly and little smartasses, and that’s what his mom did to him when he was being an unruly little smartass. Bakugou knows Todoroki was abused, however, and drops the idea when Todoroki disagrees with it. 

Bakugou was not abused. he knows he was not abused. he knows Todoroki was abused, however. and that’s enough for him to respect Todoroki’s voice on the matter.

related meta:

  • What she says: I'm fine
  • What she means: In the original plan for the live action Scooby Doo movie, Velma and Daphne were going to have a romantic side plot. The movie itself was originally intended for an adult audience, but then Warner Bros decided that it should be more accessible to a “family” audience, so part of their editing involved getting rid of that romance. But in the final production of the film you can still see little bits that could have led up to a romance between the two. For example, at one point Velma tickles Daphne, and Velma also refers to Daphne dreamily as “the coolest girl at Coolsville high”. However at the end of the film Fred and Daphne kiss, and that relationship is so out of nowhere. It is built from nothing. If anything, the most developed heterosexual relationship was that between Fred and Velma because of the scenes where Velma shows jealousy of Fred choosing Daphne and of being overshadowed by Fred. But no, they choose to put Fred and Daphne together. We could have had canonically gay Velma and Daphne, but instead they give us another heterosexual relationship, and they don't even do that right.

Why you should be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine

It’s a long one, get ready.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. The series revolves around Jacob Peralta (Andy Samberg), an NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). But despite Samberg playing the lead, it’s not “The Andy Samberg Show”, and is nothing like the Adam Sandler type movies he’s usually seen in.

Produced in Los Angeles as a single-camera comedy, Fox originally ordered thirteen episodes for its first season, eventually expanding it to 22 episodes. All episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine begin with a cold open, although this may not necessarily have anything to do with the actual plot of the episode. Since its debut, the series has received critical acclaim, with the cast, especially Samberg and Braugher, being singled out for praise.

The show constantly speaks out against racism, homophobia (specifically gay and trans rights), sexism, police brutality, and the stigma against mental health issues; with all the humour steering entirely away from offensive jokes and stereotypes, instead relying on jokes that are genuinely funny and fantastic comedic timing.


Characters

Brooklyn Nine-Nine contains a plethora of multi-layered characters; and the main cast (7 characters) contains only 2 white men, one of whom is half Jewish, two black men, two Latina ladies, and one white woman.

Starting with Raymond “Ray” Holt (Andre Braugher), captain of the 99th precinct, an African American, openly gay, middle-aged man in the highest position of power on the show. Like all the characters on the show, his race or sexuality is never once the punchline to a joke. He cares deeply for his husband, and his friends in the 99th precinct and acts as a father figure to many (especially Peralta).

Next, we have Jacob “Jake” Peralta (Andy Samberg), a white half Jewish man who even though acting immature and unable to deal with complex emotions at the beginning of the series, grows into a mature adult who can express his emotions well and apologises when he messes up. Peralta is also portrayed as a strong feminist, calling out anyone’s ignorant behaviour. In the fifth season, Peralta also must learn to deal and cope with mental health issues.

Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), is a Latina woman in a position of power (especially as of late season 4 and onwards) who’s never once sexualised because of her ethnicity. Since the beginning of the show Santiago has dealt with anxiety in various extremes, but not once is this considered a weakness, just a part of her character; and despite being romantically involved with Peralta, never is she considered “just a love interest”, but a unique and complicated character in her own right.

Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), is one of only two white men in the precinct, and his character relies heavily on his hobbies, such as a local food critic, sewing, yoga, and other traditionally non-masculine interests. He also has an adoptive son and an incredibly strong friendship with Peralta.

Then, we have Regina “Gina” Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), the epitome of self-confidence. Despite having a very close platonic relationship with Peralta, not once is she considered a “threat” to Santiago.

Terrance “Terry” Jeffords (Terry Crews) is the sergeant of the 99th precinct and African American. Jeffords is family man, with three daughters and a wife whom he loves. Not once is his relationship with his family considered to have “stripped him of his masculinity”. He also loves his work family at the 99th precinct, acting as a parental figure to them.

Finally, Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) is another Latina woman who isn’t sexualized for her ethnicity and is in every practical sense, a badass. Recently, it’s been teased that the character will have a female love interest.


Cast

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has one of the most diverse casts on TV right now, with only 3 of its 7 main roles filled with white actors, and the bisexual Stephanie Beatriz. Not once have any of its cast been known to have done anything considered “problematic” in the slightest.

Jacob “Jake” Peralta Andy Samberg

Raymond “Ray” Holt Andre Braugher

Amy Santiago Melissa Fumero

Charles Boyle Joe Lo Truglio

Regina “Gina” Linetti Chelsea Peretti

Terrance “Terry” Jeffords Terry Crews

Rosa Diaz Stephanie Beatriz


Relationships

Brooklyn Nine-Nine portrays multiple close relationships between its characters. With childhood best friends, parental figures, ladies sticking together, a slow burn relationship, and a healthy gay marriage.

The most obvious relationship in the show is the romantic one between Peralta and Santiago, one that has been incredibly healthy and positive, with both characters supporting and caring deeply for one another.

Peralta has strong relationships with most of the characters on the show, the most obvious, after Santiago, is that which he has with Boyle. They have a strong platonic relationship that is never once considered gay by either the characters or audience nor does it “damage their masculinity”.

Another loving platonic relationship on the show is between Linetti and Peralta. The two have known each other since childhood, with Peralta even getting Linetti her job as a civilian administrator at the 99th precinct. Similarly, we see the relationship between Diaz and Peralta grow and in the later seasons, the audience can see just how important their friendship is to one another.

At the start of the show, Peralta is reluctant to show respect to Holt, thinking that Holt doesn’t know how he works and that he’s holding him back. But, throughout the show and its seasons, the two develop a strong bond, going as far as referring to the other as “son” and “dad”.

Another positive relationship in the series is that of Santiago, Diaz, and Linetti – the women of the 99. A prime example of this is when Diaz told Santiago that “You’re not the only girl at the table anymore. We work in a police force full of dudes. We gotta have each other’s backs, okay?”.

Though these are the most prominent relationships in the show, the beauty of these characters is that you could pair any two together for an interesting plot and it would still work. In fact, this is what the writers often do, with the characters in the A and B plot always mixing around.


Awards

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is generally considered overlooked, not receiving as many awards as it deserves; however, these are the awards the series has won:

2014

  • Golden Globes, USA

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Andy Samberg

  • Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program - Norman Howell

  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher

  • Online Film & Television Association

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series- Andre Braugher

2015

  • Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program - Norman Howell

  • Gracie Allen Awards

Outstanding Director – Entertainment - Julie Anne Robinson

  • Online Film & Television Association

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher

2016

  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Andre Braugher


Reception

Rotten Tomatoes gave Season 1 a score of 88%. The consensus is: “Led by the surprisingly effective pairing of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a charming, intelligently written take on the cop show format.” For Season 2, it received a score of 100%. That season’s consensus is: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s winning cast, appealing characters and wacky gags make it good comfort food.” Metacritic gives the first season of the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, indicating “generally favourable reviews”.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres on Tuesdays at 9:30 - 10:00 PM PT/ET on Fox.

I’m really tired of people disregarding Keith and Lance (or any gay ship in general) just because they don’t think it’s possible for two boys to have a possible canon relationship in 2017.

This show is apart of Dreamworks, it’s a kid’s TV show, so that means they’re not gonna be shoving gay content down kid’s throats, because they know how sensitive of a topic it is still to some people. But that doesn’t make it any less possible for something to happen. Most of the creators of Voltron came from LOK and what did they do? They literally left Korra and Asami’s relationship to the last minute and it was nothing more than them holding hands. Except their whole relationship developed well over time and it still meant something.

This isn’t some heterosexual relationship that they can put so obviously in the show since so many kids are used to seeing that from the get go, but they can put small moments and hints to give an indicator. 

There have been subtle moments between Keith and Lance that I find hard to view as them “just being friends”, and even though it’s more from Keith’s side it’s still important.

But let me emphasise, if anyone ever saw a boy and a girl in this situation they would think almost immediately that there is something romantic between them, and this isn’t even a stretch:

If they showed Keith smiling at a girl like this, people wouldn’t even hesitate for a second to think he had a crush on her:

If a boy and a girl made fun of/teased each other as much as Keith and Lance did, they’d immediately think it was flirting. 

So why disregard it just because it’s happening between two boys? And I know people are also disregarding it because it’s canon that Lance likes Allura. That’s been an obvious fact since season one, but even if it doesn’t happen, Lance can’t like boys either? That’s literally not even an option on the table for some people because they want their straight ships to sail into the sunset.

The producers/creators said that they’d give us some sort of LGBT rep in the show, and it could be between/through anyone, but from the huge af hint Lauren gave us here, it’s either Lance or Shiro are one of these reps, and it could even be both. It doesn’t even have to be limited to just them (because I strongly believe my son Keith is not straight).

So why not just embrace it already? That two boys or girls can fall in love, that it’s OK to have a canon gay relationship in a show. It’s happening, it has already happened in many other shows, so let’s just accept it. 

I wanna talk about Viktor’s room at the Katsukis’ Onsen. 

A room says a lot about you. I mean, just look at Yuuri’s room. We are made to understand right from the start who he is.

Yuuri’s room was designed to really hammer the point across that he’s the biggest Nikiforov fan out there. And let’s be honest, although we learn a lot about who Yuuri is, from his anxiety to his competitiveness, his developing relationship with Viktor is the heart of Yuri!!! On Ice.

Viktor has moved into his new room temporarily but he’s pretty damn extra and brought everything with him so there’s a lot in there to look at.

So essentially this is Viktor’s room. It’s pretty self-explanatory for the most part. We’ve got the lamps he clearly likes as we see them in his Russian apartment in ep 1. Matryoshka dolls, because he Russian duh, giant bed to share with Makka, books to read. Then there’s a large artsy painting of a woman and a, no doubt heavy af, stone sculpture. These two things show that Viktor’s got money, that he’s classy, and that he’s extra. All pretty straightforward.

So what really interests me about Viktor’s room is the photo frame. More specifically, the frame that holds a picture of himself

Unlike painting and posters, photo frames are far more personal. 

Yuuri has posters of his idol, okay yes there are a lot, but it’s still pretty regular behaviour. But something that I, and many others from what I’ve seen, found super endearing was that he had multiple framed photos of Viktor. That’s far more personal, and it really hinted at Yuuri’s stronger feelings. 

So then we have Viktor’s room, and the only photo frame he brings with him holds a picture of himself. 

At first, I thought damn isn’t that arrogant? So conceited, it’s actually a bit cringe even. 

But then, this is Viktor. Yes he’s a legend, yes he knows it, but he’s never truly flaunted it. That doesn’t seem very in character to present him this way. 

I wondered if maybe it was Yuuri who put it in there. After all, Yuuri clearly had the same poster– 

– which we saw him take down from his room.

But then, that seems unlikely. That would defy the point of hiding the posters in the first place! Plus, look at Viktor moving in.

The room is completely bare, there wasn’t anything in there. Everything came from Viktor’s boxes. The frame had to have been his.

So, thinking of what I know of Viktor, one of the things that stands out the most about him was that skating was his everything. No life and love as he much later explained, but that was fair to assume even in ep 1, given that he was a legend. The sport clearly took up a lot of time!

If someone wanted to frame a picture, what would they pick? A picture of their family? A shot of them with their friends? A cute pic of them and their dog? It would be a picture close to them, something or someone that matters. And what does Viktor have?

A picture of himself skating.

Because his whole life has been his skating career, he pretty much knows nothing else. He even admitted that he rarely got to spend time with Makkachin before. 

Looking at it that way, the picture is suddenly really sad. 

When you move to another country, you’d want a reminder of the people you love, of home. Viktor brings a reminder of skating because it’s all he’s known, and it’s the thing he’s going to miss most

Because, think about it. He skates and skates and skates, and now it stops. He knows that choosing to be a coach means putting skating aside. His skating is framed there on his table, because it’s like looking at a missed loved one for him. 

But this is actually really beautiful. Because, throughout the entire series, we don’t really see a Viktor who mourns the fact that he’s not practicing a routine for himself. Yuuri doesn’t catch him skating by himself thoughtfully, missing having the ice all to himself. Not once do we see that on their journey! Viktor is completely engrossed in coaching Yuuri, and now he only skates to teach him. His devotion is so genuine. I  knew that Viktor loved Yuuri to have put everything on hold like that for him, but I didn’t know it like this.  

I really want to see Victor’s photo frame in season 2. My money’s on Yuuri being in that picture.

there is nothing more beautiful to me than a relationship portrayed on tv as something rooted purely in friendship and understanding and just a mutual respect of one another. Something where two people can always rely on each other, can make each other laugh, can be their best and worse selves around each other and not feel ashamed. Something healthy and realistic and honest and not depicted as an “epic true love” that is toxic and harmful and only ever requires sacrifice. there is absolutely nothing more beautiful than watching healthy relationships develop and grow and become even better.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is one of the best kdrama of all time and it continues to be overlooked as hell. It doesn’t even rank top 20 in Korea despite having one of the most well-written, organically developed plot AND characters for a kdrama. This is the first kdrama I’ve ever seen where they actually show a healthy, supportive relationship between the main leads without using over-exaggerated storylines to drive the romance. Also it’s one of the few Korean dramas that actually talks about mental health issues without downplaying it or use it as a plot device for ratings. I honestly love this drama so much and it deserves so much more love. It’s so fluffy and fun but also serious and relatable when it’s important. 

I REALLY recommend Tsuritama.

It’s honestly one of my absolutely favourite shows and it’s all-around a wonderful story about finding passion, overcoming boundaries and building strong and meaningful friendships, also it has aliens so it’s pretty much perfect.

The main character, Yuki, is a character I hold very dear to my heart.
He’s a kid who deals with anxiety which this anime depicts FANTASTICALLY.
Everything Yuki feels and does, his drowning feeling, the inner monologue, the way his flashbacks at the end of the day are depicted, is on point with how anxiety feels to me. Being someone who dealt with and occasionally still deals with crippling social anxiety, this anime spoke to me on a very personal level and I absolutely adore the growth Yuki goes through in the short 12 episodes. 

Not only is anxiety depicted very well, but the interpersonal relationships between the four main characters develop EXTREMELY beautifully and naturally. Their friendships and how they behave within them makes a lot of sense with their different personalities. They are extroverts and introverts, they come from different backgrounds and with different motives and manage to create very genuine bonds with each other. I keep noticing new aspects of their relationships every time I re-watch this show.

I don’t want to say too much about the plot because I don’t want to spoil things, but it’s unusual, full of surprises, full of emotions, full of excellent character development, and it combines science fiction with fishing, of all things.

ALSO, IF YOU LIKE BRIGHT FRESH COLOURS, THIS SHOW IS ABSOLUTELY FOR YOU!!!

The colours in this show are some of the most comforting and pleasant palettes I’ve ever seen in an anime! It’s very bright and colourful and perfectly saturated to retain a general feel-good touch throughout the entire run.

I HONESTLY CAN’T RECOMMEND THIS ANIME ENOUGH. IT’S ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES AND IT MAKES ME SO SO SO HAPPY.

“That summer I changed.
I finally found something I was really interested in.
I always had friends by my side.
And I even surprised myself
by how loudly
I learned to laugh.“

10

#kdramawomensweek: day 8 // age of youth love-fest | happy international women’s day!

So I pretty much put together some of my favorite scenes from Age of Youth. They’re all scenes that really hit me hard emotionally or just personally resonated with me. When Jin Myung, whose feelings have slowly been bubbling underneath the surface, finally overflows with emotion, full of rage and agony. She finally demands the apology she’s been silently asking for. When she fell to the floor in sobs, I cried with her. I felt that grief. When Yi Na realizes she’s been holding herself back and finally lets herself go. Dammit, that scene just hit me. When Eun Jae blows up and just begs for the housemates to be nice to her I could personally relate to her pain and just how nervous she must have felt to finally let that out and tell these almost strangers how alienated they made her feel and how much it had hurt her. That’s not easy.

As you can see, most of my favorite scenes include the girls all together. The relationship that developed between these girls, different in pretty much every way, from being strangers just living in a house together to sisters that loved and protected each other in any way they could was really the main strength of the show. Even that hilarious scene when the girls beat up Eun Jae’s boyfriend because they think he’s some stranger out to hurt her shows just how willing they are to protect each other. I mean, they burst out of the house the second they heard Eun Jae scream. The girls immediately went to comfort Ye Eun when she finally broke up with a boyfriend she loved so much. And when Eun Jae finally comes home after being out all night, the girls just hug her, saying that everything is okay because she’s here and she’s safe. I’m tearing up just thinking of the scene. That love for each other that made them one of the best friendships of 2016 and just in general.

What I love about the girls individual stories is the journey they went through during the drama and where they ended up. They don’t end the drama suddenly complete and whole, but you know they’ve set themselves on that track. They learn to start forgiving and loving themselves. The ghosts they’ve lived with are never completely gone but they’re not held back and tortured by them anymore.

Anyway, what I really want to say is that I love these girls so so so so so much. There’s really nothing I can say that can convey the amount of love I have for this drama and the Belle Epoque girls. It warms my heart when I think of them and I’m just so happy there’s going to be a season 2.

Supernatural ask meme

  1. Favorite male character
  2. Favorite female character
  3. Favorite actor
  4. Favorite actress
  5. Favorite episode
  6. Favorite quote
  7. Favorite season
  8. OTP
  9. NOTP
  10. BROTP
  11. Favorite demon
  12. Favorite angel
  13. Favorite monster
  14. How did I discovered Supernatural?
  15. Have I ever been to a con?
  16. Make me choose between two characters
  17. Make me choose between two ships
  18. Top 5 characters
  19. Top 5 ships
  20. Top 5 angels
  21. Top 5 demons
  22. Top 5 monsters
  23. Favorite fanfic
  24. Most hated character
  25. Favorite villain
  26. Character I think I’m more alike
  27. Dream crossover
  28. Character death that I’m not over yet
  29. Most layered character
  30. Character I have a crush on
  31. Actor/Actress I have a crush on
  32. Scariest moment
  33. Favorite moment
  34. Funniest moment
  35. Saddest moment
  36. Most beautiful scene
  37. Unanswered questions
  38. Couple I’d like to become canon
  39. Actor/Actress I’d like to see on the show
  40. Do I own anything related to the show?
  41. Do I have any tattoos related to the show?
  42. Most boring plotline?
  43. My less favorite season
  44. Most well done character death
  45. Most well done character development
  46. Character I wish I could bring back
  47. One thing I really hope to happen
  48. Favorite relationship
  49. Top 3 crack ships
  50. Characters I wish they’ve met
  51. Demon!Dean or MoC!Dean?
  52. Soulless!Sam or BoyKing!Sam?
  53. Jimmy Novak or Emmanuel?
  54. Godstiel or Casifer?
  55. Crowley or Lucifer?
  56. Did I joined tumblr because of the show?
  57. Did I watched the show because of tumblr?
  58. What characters from other shows I’d like to see on Supernatural?
  59. Do I still like the show?
  60. Did Supernatural really ruined my social life?
  61. Is my blog just about Supernatural?
  62. Do I have cast members I don’t really like?
  63. Characters that deserved better
  64. Am I excited for the new season?
  65. Early seasons or the recent ones?
  66. Top 10 Supernatural blogs on tumblr that I really love
  67. 5 things I love most about (insert character’s name here)
  68. Human!Cas or Angel!Cas?
  69. Who I’d like to play human!impala?
  70. Did Supernatural changed my life in any way?
In Regards to Hate: On Victuuri

I don’t know what suddenly happened again but there’s a shitton of hate for Victuuri/Viktuuri(/etc) in the tags lately. People are welcome to feel however they want for a particular ship, but I just wanted to give my two cents by tackling the common complaints I’ve seen. I’ll start from the beginning so I’ll be addressing basically all the arguments against this ship I’ve seen so far. I’ve tried to maintain some sort of order for these, but honestly I just winged it at some point.  A lot of these arguments are also heavily character-based, so keep in mind that I’ll be deconstructing several scenes as well as character motivations as I go.  (As a note, this assumes you’ve seen the whole show. Also, I’m only using canon evidence from the show itself.)

This is like an informal follow-up to my super old post but also not really.

No I’m not avoiding work why would you say that.

WARNING: This is a massive post/wall of text. Grab popcorn.

Keep reading

The Two Types of Drarry Fics

Me: I want a long, well developed, perfectly characterized slow burn that draws out the relationship between ‘Malfoy’ and ‘Potter’ as it buds over time to 'Draco’ and 'Harry.’ I want believable angst and dialogue with relatable humor that makes the plot seem all the more real and less like a depressing shit show. I want to read the most intense yet believable sex scene and know that the painful wait and drawn out tension was worth it. I want mistakes, betrayals and heartbreaks. I want to cry and not know if it’ll all be okay. I want to read the last sentence and cry some more because it’s over. I want to stare at my screen in disbelief before going back to Chapter 1 and starting over to read it again and again and again.

Also me: searches “drarry smut pwp”

anonymous asked:

What changes happened during ep 28? I binged read the manga so ..

Anonymous said: I would be so grateful if you tell which chapter is the episode 28? 

@lumicuous said: I fully agree and I hope so much they’ll animate it the way it is in the manga! Though, I have a question… what changes in Episode 28 do you mean?


I’m putting all of these together again since they are about the same thing ^^.

Like I said in my other post, I didn’t like those changes. The one who got it worse was Mikasa, but the changes weren’t really good for Eren and Levi either, in my opinion.

But well, to make some sense of what I’m saying I need to explain myself a bit more, so let’s start from the beginning!


The scene I’m talking about is from Chapter 37 of the manga, and was animated on episode 28 with some changes. 

During this scene, Levi talks to Eren, Armin, and Mikasa and gives them instructions about what to do next, since they’re going to go separate ways. This scene occurs during the cart ride.

Levi first tells Eren he has to succeed no matter what. And just after that he addresses Armin and Mikasa. We got the first part in the anime quite well, so I can’t complain about that.

But in the anime, they moved the other part of the conversation to a scene later on. Levi then talks to Armin in a similar way as in the manga, but when he talks to Mikasa, is when the issues start. This is what originally Levi said to Mikasa:

This dialogue did happen in the anime scene more or less accurately. But in the manga, he continued and told her this:

This part was changed in the anime, and Levi told this to Eren instead. 

“And finally… Eren.
Learn how to restrain yourself.
Don’t succumb to rage and lose sight of the goal.
We can’t afford another mistake”.

“Yes, sir!”

This… changes a lot of things.

The reason Levi said this to Mikasa in the first place is because how she acted in the encounter with the female titan in the forest. She tried to attack her even if Levi told her not to. For Levi, saving Eren was the priority. He let this very clear to Mikasa during that time, and he is doing it again now. Because of Mikasa’s actions, Levi got injured. What Levi meant with these words was that her attachment to Eren is precisely what can backfire for her and put him at risk. She has to make protecting Eren her priority no matter what, and for that she has to keep a clear head and avoid getting carried out by her rage.

Mikasa is not going to forget about this conversation, and this exchange is going to be very important to her development. Many people did not like this change, and have explained the reasons extensively since then, so I won’t go much into it, since I’m trying to focus on Eren and Levi here.

Because for me, this scene in the manga was also very important for Eren and Levi’s relationship because it showed how Levi always put Eren first, and how he made sure to let clear his safety was the most important thing, just before they separated. He wanted to make sure Eren was protected properly now that he couldn’t do it himself. It doesn’t matter if you see Levi’s intentions as caused by duty, or by personal feelings; it’s a fact that he puts Eren’s safety as the most important thing.

Also, the way Levi’s face changes in the anime when talking to Eren compared with Armin and Mikasa didn’t help either. He speaks to them very calmly, but when it’s time to talk to Eren, suddenly his face gets… (I’m not going to discuss the animation because, lol) I don’t know what’s that, but he’s not happy! Here’s a comparison:

Of course to anyone who enjoys Eren and Levi’s relationship, these changes will be already a sad thing on itself. But what it personally bothered me by this change, (and the whole reason of this post lol) was the fandom reaction, especially by people who haven’t read the manga and get their vision of Eren and Levi’s relationship from the anime only.

And the reason is simple: Why would Levi say this to Eren? The conclussion many people reached was that this was caused by Eren’s decision in the forest, and the death of Levi’s squad.

I completely disagree with this.

Levi gave Eren the choice to do what he thought was best. He has repeated again and again how no one can know the outcome of that choice. Levi would never blame Eren for the death of his squad this way, he would not refer to it as a mistake, or something that happened because of Eren’s rage. I repeat,

Levi would never blame Eren for the death of his squad!

Even more when this has been already discussed between them. Remember this scene from Chapter 32?

So why then, the anime makes Levi talk to Eren like that? The most likely reason and the theory I agree with the most, is that this is because the anime also changed the final battle with the female titan in Stohess, and made Eren lose control, go into berserker mode, etc. So then, it makes sense for Levi to say this to Eren in the anime. In the context on the anime alone, this change is justified, even if this never happened in the manga.

So in my opinion, if I’m going to judge the changes just by that, they really aren’t a big deal in regards of Eren and Levi. I understand that the anime has to make changes from the manga to be able to adapt it, and it’s not going to be an exact copy of it. But, like I said before, the way some part of the fandom reacted to this is what upset me and why I wished they had never made this change.

There are people who think Levi hates Eren because of the death of his squad. Who think of Eren as just a bundle of rage who can’t control himself, it’s always yelling/crying, etc. The anime exagerates this a lot in many occasions. Levi telling him this, with that expression, did not help at all on that regard. I saw comments saying how Eren “is always messing everything up” and “it’s obvious Levi is fed up with him”. And usually those comments are followed by some remark like “how can people still ship ereri omg”.

So yeah… this is why this change is annoying to me, haha.

In the original scene, when everyone is asking Eren if he’s going to be able to seal the hole, Levi realizes he is uncomfortable, pressured, and he speaks to reassure him, he gives him encouragement and motivation, and he does this calmly, without getting angry at him. He never blames him for any mistakes or talks about his rage. That’s how Levi and Eren’s relationship actually is for me, and I hope more people saw it that way, too.

watching keith and lance go from butting heads—figuratively and literally—to openly caring about each other, supporting each other and being there for each other? watching keith and lance go from frequently taking jabs at the other and glaring at each other, to playfully teasing and having the sweetest looks on their faces when talking to/looking at each other? watching lance let go of his rivalry and step up to be the one that supports/comforts keith in one of his most emotional and vulnerable times? lance not flirting at all this season and almost always being there for keith? keith going from “who are you?” about lance to confiding in him, valuing his opinion and viewing him as important? lance being the only one who can keep keith in check and bring him back down to earth in shiro’s absence? keith trying to reassure lance about his place on the team, even though he’s not that good at it because he’s a loner and this stuff is pretty foreign to him? HONESTLY, I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT MY POINT IS:

“slow burn romance…”

“little hints that will pay off later…”

[jeremy shada about lance] “but i think there is, to some extent, at some point, you’ll find that one person that above all you kind of fall in love with a little bit and realize that it’s nice to have that one person than kind of just going all over the place. not spoiling too much, but yeah. he’ll mature in all ways…”

[lauren montgomery, on expressions] “if we know that a character is feeling something about that- that moment- especially if we know there’s something coming up down the line that maybe hasn’t been revealed, but it would make that character feel a certain way- we try to insert in there a nod to it…”

among other things that have been said regarding these two and the romance in vld… no pairing fits the definition of a slow burn relationship like keith and lance do. no pairing fits all these little things that have been said in interviews like keith and lance do. no pairing has as much evidence in canon as keith and lance do. i have always thought this but after watching s3, it is completely undeniable to me… these two were meant to end up romantically involved. we literally know that lance is going to fall in love and at this point in the show, it would be very messy to try and develop a romance for lance that isn’t with keith… because he won’t be able to have nearly as much development with them as he’s had with keith… not on the same level, not to the same extent. we are only 3 seasons in now and their relationship has changed so much. it will only continue to do so. out of all the characters relationships, we have seen the development between keith and lance the most. it has always been a point to show, in some way, how they are evolving together. it’s a natural evolution. the progression of keith and lance’s relationship is sometimes very subtle if you are not actively looking for it, especially if you are not viewing it as romantic, and that’s what’s going to make it that much more incredible when they end up together. 

Here comes some basic setting of my Bodyguard AU

Just some rough notes from early stage for the au, hope these may clarify some confusions about the storyline :)

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  • Lance was the prince of Altea, Allura’s younger brother, also the new paladin of the blue lion. He was also a talented pilot but was repressed to prove his capability all the time due to his royal position.
  • Keith was one of the Blade of Marmora. After allying with Altea, he was designated as Lance’s bodyguard. He was a Galra orphan who raised by BoM, also a great fighter pilot.
  • Altea was fighting Zarkon Empire for years. Zarkon Empire was once Altea’s closest ally.
  • King Alfor has been dead for 3 years(before Keith and Lance met), so Allura took charge of the kingdom afterward.
  • In the time that Altea wasn’t destroyed, but the former paladins were seriously wounded or even dead in a severe battle against Zarkon Empire so it was necessary to find new paladins to fill the vacancies.  
  • They later discovered that the new paladin of the red lion was going to be Keith. Hunk (Altean, apprentice in royal kitchen, best friend of Lance)was for the yellow lion. And the rest of the paladins were found after a spaceship from Earth (which carried Shiro, Pidge, and Matt) crashed on Altea.
  • Lance and Keith met and spent a year together before the said battle.

Lance liked Keith, like “a lot”. Not only because of the similarity of their age, he also was one of the few subordinates or the only Galra who treated him like a normal person instead of a royalty. For instance, he always bickered with and was even being rude to Lance in private. Though he still called Lance the prince in most of the time, the way he treated Lance was already a close(or “protective” in his case) friend would do. Lance enjoyed the dynamic between them, the delight slowly turned into endearment when he started craving to spend time with, touch, even kiss Keith. After realizing that the heat in him actually was love, Lance told and showed Keith how he felt. However, it caused complications for Keith. He indicated that they weren’t meant to develop this kind of relationship because of the huge difference of position between them. Although the words indeed hurt Lance, he knew Keith was giving an excuse to keep him from loving a man who might die for him anytime. He was pretty sure Keith felt the same way as him because as Lance said, “those eyes tell everything.” Anyway, Lance still took chances to seduce or show affections to Keith, wanting him to love him back at some point.

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The timeline of the arts I drew so far is all before they became new paladins, a.k.a. that heavenly year for klance✨ I might do some art after they went to fight on the frontline, their relationship would change rapidly in that time.

Anyway, Stranger Things 2 did the impossible in the realm of pop culture:

(No specific spoilers, though I 100% understand wanting to go in completely blind)

  • In my opinion, it exceeded its original iteration.  
  • It constructed intelligent character development while also managing to be set on a [much] greater cinematic scale and not detract from intimate relationships/sequences.
  • Resolved most of the general questions the audience had in season one (and created a nice after-show that allows for further insight into this season’s creative and formal decisions).
  • Used CGI about as responsibly as any sci-fi/fantasy media can these days—especially a television series—and established some truly stunning visuals with and without it.
  • Wrote characters being realistically impacted by traumatic events over time, and called it out for what it was (trauma).
  • Yet another show choosing to explore the gruesome nature and consequences of domestic abuse.
  • Introduced new characters and new dynamics between old characters that worked extremely well.
  • Like the original, did not attempt to thwart serious themes and dark subject matter—in fact, it took it a few levels further.
  • Balanced said serious themes with what I perceive as some of the funniest dialogue on television at the moment.
  • Nearly all of its original cast—especially the younger members—showed significant growth in their performances, and were allowed to do so through the writing!!!
  • Also have to give props to Noah Schnapp; he was the focus of season one, but not the protagonist; he only now got to perform. That put a lot on his shoulders and he absolutely carried this season. 
  • The production and plot got ambitious, but not stupid ambitious. And even at the moments when they might have, it still made sense in the greater development of the characters (which grants my forgiveness).
  • Basically, sequels are infallibly expected to be worse, so it’s shocking and satisfying when one does a good job. Stranger Things 2 did a great job.

We need much more media that features women of color in relationships with other women of color. Most of the media that does show lbpq women of color characters puts them in relationships with white women/white people. And those relationships, predictably, tip the balance of power in favor the white person. You’ll notice that plot narratives center around emphasizing the autonomy of the white woman/white person at the expense of the woman of color’s health/wellbeing/autonomous development. 

Also, it’s incredibly important to show healthy romantic love between two women of color. We need the power to reclaim our capacity to love, to be loved, and to rid our lives of whiteness and the white gaze as much as possible.