the reason why i watch this show

Peter Maximoff Imagine “Sleeping Beauty”

Pairing: Peter Maximoff x reader

Requested: no

Warnings: slight cursing

A/N: I’ve written this a while ago. NOW THIS IMAGINE IS REALLY SHITTY! There is a request that I swear I DID NOT forget about. It’s just the very end of the term and after all I failed my chemistry test and I’ve barely had sleep this week and this is another reason why I can’t write anything worth your attention. And sorry for this shit… But if you somehow managed to like it let me know)

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It was lunch break. You and your boyfriend Peter were sitting together.

You yawned. “I’m soooo fucking tired! I want to die!” 

“Told you that you shouldn’t watch tv shows at night, but you never listen to me” Peter took a sip of his drink

“Shut up” you yawned again and looked at your watch “You know, I have some time until the beginning of the next period. I think I should take a nap”

“Okay, if you’re leaving me like this I’m going to go and prank Scott and tell him that it’s your fault” Peter smiled at you, little demons in his eyes were waving at you. You were in love with these eyes.   

“Deal!” you kissed him and stood up “Will see you at the next period” 

“Just don’t oversleep!” speedster shouted at your back 

“I’ll set an alarm!”

As soon as you entered your room you collapsed on your bed, burying you face into a soft pillow “Just ten minutes” you whispered to yourself 

As Peter thought you overslept your next period. He came to your room and knocked on the door. Just in case. There was no answer so he came in. 

He saw you on your bed curled into a ball under a blanket. He laid down next to you, wrapping his hands around you. He lay like this for about ten minutes and then it was the time for the last period. He decided to not wake you up. 

He placed a quick kiss on your head and left. 

After the last period Peter got too busy annoying Scott, so he forgot to check up on you, but when he did he found you still sleeping in the exact same position he left you. 

Now the silver haired boy was starting to get worried. He touched your forehead to make sure you didn’t have temperature, but it seemed fine. He shook you by your shoulder. “Hey, Y/N. Wake up sleeping beauty..” no response. “Come on Y/N” you didn’t even move. “Y/N wake up!” Peter shook you roughly. Suddenly he felt something on your hand under the blanket. He raised the piece of fabric. What he saw shocked him. 

He saw green vines wrapped around your body like some kind of cocoon. He tried to rip the vines, but as he touched them they burned is hands and only wrapped more tightly around you. 

A second later Peter was running around school looking for Frank, but he only found professor Xavier. 

“Professor! There’s something wrong with Y/N!” 

“Peter, calm down and show me where she is” 

After professor came to your room he examined you and vines around you.

“What’s wrong with her?” Peter couldn’t hide his anxiety. 

“Everything is alright. She is just in some kind of hibernation.” Professor said calmly, still looking at you. 

“Hibernation?”

“Yes. She probably was too tired. Now she rests and she can’t control her powers that’s why there are vines. There is no need to freak out. She will wake up eventually”

“Eventually? How long is eventually?”

“From several days to several weeks, depends on how tired she is, for how long she hasn’t had enough sleep?”

“Couple of months” 

“That’s a lot. Just let her rest”

—————

A week and a half has already passed but you were still sleeping. Peter visited you everyday. He was just laying besides you, talking to you, he even slept with you. It happened spontaneously. He just fell asleep near you and the next night and after that night, soon it became a habit. 

You were having an awesome dream. You were in a big library, reading and reading and reading. These books were magical. Everytime you opened a book you teleported to the world the book was about. And then there was the last book. After you finished it light started coming from everywhere, blinding you. Suddenly you were in your room. 

“Fuck! I’m late!” You tried to move but something held you in place. “Shit! Not again!” 

Peter was in history class just looking out of the window and doing everything he could do except listening to the teacher. Suddenly he heard professor’s voice in his head ‘Peter, she’s awake’ 

Immediately world almost froze. Peter stood up and started running to your room. He didn’t even knock, he just bursted into your room. 

“You’re awake!” he rushed to you and hugged you tightly. 

You buried your nose in his neck. “How long did I…” you were interrupted by Maximoff “Twelve days” 

“Fuck!” you giggled

——————-

It was already 1am but you still couldn’t fall asleep. Of course you couldn’t! You were sleeping for twelve days! Peter nozzled besides you. It was unusual, sharing bed with somebody, but knowledge that it was him made you feel more comfortable. 

You placed your head on his chest, his arm immediately wrapping around you “Hey, Peter” You poked a sleeping boy in the shoulder. “Peter” you whispered

“What?” he whispered sleepily, his eyes still closed

“I can’t fall asleep. Let’s go to the beach” a little smile appearing on your face

“What? Y/N it’s like 1 am” Peter turned his body to you, holding you tighter 

“Pleaseee” you whimpered, your lips against his cheek. 

“Nooo! We have classes tomorrow!” Speedster mumbled into your head

“pleeeeaseee” you raised your head and started covering his face in kisses. 

“Ugh..fine, anything for you” 

And you two really went to the beach! It was a magical night!

“You know what I’ve just understood?” You two were sitting on white sand, pressed to each other. 

“What?”

“I’m madly in love with you!”

me reporting back to my boss, a very nice fatherly dude in his early 60s -

me: so this short film needs to be digitized and preserved because it is an out of print release that was later modified for self-censorship reasons and you can’t find the original anywhere

him: okay good, so what exactly has been changed

me: well. uh. why don’t I just show you….

[me and my boss watch a 4 minute animated short film filled with very large cartoon breasts, featuring a mermaid wearing very small starfish pasties]

me: ….

him: ………… just put that in the report

Wearing a hat today cause my hair got all mussed up during a nap before class. I think sleeping is a vice of mine, but I really don’t know how to stop with the naps. 

I WANT THIS BICEP TO GROW. 

My tattoo has a childlike drawing on it of the universe, and it says “Universe, I Love You”. It’s a direct copy of a drawing posted by actor Matthew Gray Gubler, whom I used to be obsessed with when I used to watch Criminal Minds all the time. Criminal Minds is embarrassingly enough one of the reasons why I’m in University for Forensic Psychology currently. 

Word of advice, folks: NEVER BASE YOUR FUTURE PLANS ON A TV SHOW. 

anonymous asked:

You know, generally I hate when tv shows/books/whatever have a relationship where a "bad boy" gets changed by some purely good partner bc it's so tired, but something about bonenzo really just tugs at my heartstrings. We literally watched Enzo thaw and become this compassionate loving person that he hadhiding under a century of grief and pain. They were so precious 😭

you know, anon, same. i HATE the whole “woman makes a man a good person” trope coughdecough with every fiber of my being. but the reason why BE (and SE and SC) is so different is bc Enzo was never really bad - he made bad decisions based on some warped perspectives (and not so good motivations: revenge and loneliness). but probably the most important thing, for me, is he a) paid for those bad decisions - he died in s5, he was left all alone in s6, picking Lily over Caroline led to him being kidnapped by the armory/the gang completely abandoning him, threatening Damon/Tyler/Bonnie led to him being knocked out/hand cut off/Damon didn’t trust him a single bit anymore - b) he LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKES and didn’t redo them all over again (8x14 is honestly such an important Enzo moment and while i hate 7x14, it lead to Enzo realize he fucked up and reminding himself to make better decisions) and c) he never ever pretended he was something he wasn’t (i’m pretty sure he calls himself a monster multiple times in s5 and s6, and definitely in 8x14 he points out his mistakes)

and really, it comes down to this - if someone is your INSPIRATION to be a better person, not your motivation or your sole purpose, then it’s healthy and wonderful and beautiful - because they are inspiring you to make YOURSELF better. the responsibility is still on them to make good decisions, fix their mistakes, and move forward. it’s not on the girl (in this case) to be their moral compass - they just “remind him that he’s already good.”

Sense8 is my life

I thought this show would be another one of those shows that sound good, and start off good, but make me stop watching halfway through.  I was so wrong.  Yesterday I started watching this show, and there’s no words to describe how amazing it is.  You absolutely HAVE to watch it.  And here’s some reasons why:

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GAY GIRLS

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HUMOR

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THE WRITERS UNDERSTAND EMOTION AND WRITE REALISTICALLY

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THIS GUY RIGHT HERE:

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LOOK. AT. THAT. SMILE.

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KALA.  DANDEKAR.

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“But then you sent me a vision of a man with a large…. *Struggles to find a word* junk

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WOLFGANG

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A CHARACTER WHO HAS LOST SO MUCH, AND DOES NOT DESERVE IT

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THE GAY CHARACTERS ARE ACTUAL PEOPLE

BADASS ACTION

SUSPENSE
ROMANCE

EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER

I would go on an on, but this post is getting quite long.  So i’m just gonna say.  Watch this.  You will not regret it

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― Trainspotting (1996)

“Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?”

Can we talk about the fact that there were already hints in ep1 for what happened to Makkachin in this episode?

I mean, this scene where Yuko shows the magazine to Yuri…

if you look closely at the interview…

Interviewer: Makkachin is quite a large dog, isn’t he?

Victor: He’s a standard poodle and I have him for 3 years now. He sleeps a lot, so that’s maybe why he became so large. Another reason (for his size) might be that he often steals and eats food. He’s really good at doing that without being noticed by me.


And apparently Makkachin’s bad habit hasn’t changed after 12 years…

Makkachin, you naughty boy!

To all anime lovers

So I know that many people already know this, but if you are new to anime, or if you have been living under a rock, then let me introduce you to this magical LEGAL site called crunchyroll.com

I have seen waaaaay too many people watching anime on illegal sites like kisscartoon but when I tell them about this site, they always make the excuse that they don’t have an account. 

first of all

YOU DONT NEED AN ACCOUNT TO USE CRUNCHYROLL

ITS COMPLETELY FREE!!! LITERALLY JUST GO TO THE WEBSITE AND WATCH!

AND ITS LEGALLY LISCENCED 

Show support for your favorite anime by watching it on crunchyroll. The reason why so many animes don’t get second seasons or have to end early is because they don’t get enough of an audience and they don’t receive any profit. How can we fix this? WATCH IT LEGALLY!!!

here are some animes that you can stream RIGHT NOW on crunchyroll:

these are only some of the HUNDREDS of anime that you can watch FOR FREE

Wanna watch it in DUB? THEY HAVE THAT TOO!!!! 

Here’s some of the anime that you can watch in both sub and dub:

this has been a p.s.a

side note: I was not paid/endorsed/etc by anyone to do this. I just did this to show support to anime and to make people stop living under rocks


edit: So I know there’s adds, and that can be a pain but lets face it, without adds, how the hell are they gonna pay animators? How are they going to continue to produce the content that we love so much? Would you rather have to sit through an add or have an anime cancelled due to lack of budget?

SKAM observations from a person straight up only watching S3:
  • WhO IS THIS BIOLOGY TEACHER WHO NEVER WEARS A BRA I’M FUCKIN CRYING 
  • Please explain to me why Even is so pretty.
  • Sana is my best friend
  • You know how u see a bunch of gifsets about something and you feel like you know what a character is going to be like? And then you watch the show and you’re like oh wtf i was so wrong? That’s me re: Isak.
  • ISAK STRAIGHT UP SAYIN NWA IS HIS FAVE. THIS LIL WHITE NORWEGIAN. 
  • EVAN SAYING NAS IS HIS FAVE. see above sentiments
  • When Isak said “Whatever” in English, it shook me to my core. Every time they say something in English for no reason it SHAKES me idk why.
  • This show really made me go into an existential “what is it like to not be a native English speaker in this English dominated world???”
  • That little boy was googling shit straight uP in English, do you think I ever google things in Spanish? Like if I’m not getting the right answers about being gay in English I’m not like “hola google, ¿cómo puedo saber que soy gay??”
  • Literally can someone explain why this braless Bio teacher and her  nipples are on this screen but her face never shows up.
  • Why did that nurse have a dildo just sittING IN HER OFFICE I’M STILL YELLLING ISAK DIDN’T EVEN BLINK A DAMN EYE HE WAS JUST LIKE ANYWAY I CAN’T SLEEP YOU PROBABLY CAN’T SLEEP CUZ ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT IS DICKS AND NOW THIS LADY HAS A DILDO SITTING IN PLAIN SIGHT
  • how come that teacher doesn’t get told to put on a sweater like i see her entire boob through her shirt. both boobs, even. 
  • how can this show afford to use so many popular hip hop songs like i just wanna talk to their music supervisor
Why Shadowhunters will get a season 3, despite the rumors

I’ve seen people claiming that Freeform is gonna cancel Shadowhunters everywhere on Twitter, for the only reason that the network already announced that their new show Beyond got renewed for a season 2, and Shadowhunters did not get such announcement yet. But rest assured, that is not because they plan on canceling. ‘Beyond’ released the entire first season on the night of its premiere date. So everyone who liked the first episode could binge watch via the Freeform app. Since the fans of the new show and have already watched the entire season online, the network announced the renewal a week later. Makes sense, right?

Now, Shadowhunters is the second most viewed show on Freeform, the first being veteran Pretty Little Liars, which is also on its final season I believe. Once PLL is over, Shadowhunters will be the network’s most popular and most watched show. And Freeform goes to great lengths to promote it. There are so many posters and billboards in the streets. Comic Con. We even got a Snapchat filter to promote season 2. It would be a very bad move for a network to cancel its n.1 product, especially after all these smart, clever marketing moves. Which we can proudly say worked, since season 2 is having so many more viewers than season 1. But I’ll give you more reasons why season 3 hasn’t been officially announced yet. 

Shadowhunters season 2 will have 20 episodes, as opposed to season one’s 13. Freeform is not going to announce the renewal when we still have 18 episodes to go. Last year, they didn’t officially announce the renewal for season 2 until March, with the season finale airing on April 5. We are now at least 20 weeks away from the end of the season, if we can assume there’s gonna be even a small break between season 2A and 2B. And it’s pretty safe to assume there is going to be a break, since episode 2x11 was just being written a couple of days ago, and we don’t know when filming for 2B will start. We know that 2x09 will air on February 27. I would say that from that week on, it would be safe for Freeform to announce the renewal. 

Still not convinced? Apart from being nominated for a People’s Choice Award, which is obviously something not every show gets, Shadowhunters was the most engaging new show on social media last year, and it seems that we are claiming the same record this year in the biggest category of all returning tv shows. This means that we give visibility to the network, allowing them to promote less popular and/or new shows (like they did with Stitchers last year, and with Beyond this year). 

Besides, the writers have been teasing us with little spoilers from season 3 for weeks now (like the introduction of Helen Blackthorn), which proves that they have already outlined the plot of the season because they know that the show is not going to be cancelled. 

Don’t panic. All we gotta do is keep watching.Tell your friends to start watching. Remind them to tune in every Monday. Write positive reviews. Rate Shadowhunters 5 stars on Netflix and Hulu. And just continue being active on social media, using the hashtag #Shadowhunters on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, and livetweet using #ShadowhuntersChat, which we have trended worldwide for the past two Mondays now. 

If we keep being the awesome fandom that we’ve been since day 0, there is no doubt that season 3 will be made, and it will be amazing.

all the reasons why scrappy doo-el is shitty aside, the ONLY hero journey i signed up to watching on supergirl is KARA’S and the other women around her (alex, cat, lucy, m'gann, lena….) not some manchild who don’t know shit and isn’t even interesting. I thought supergirl was supposed to be some big feminist show…? If i wanted to see a male superhero origin story i wouldve watched The flash or arrow or whatever other show the CW got. Lmao honestly fuck this and fuck anyone who thinks this is a good thing. They’re literally treating kara as some love interest not the main character. Literally this is the ugliest fucking thing they could’ve done to the show lmao

I hate saying this but posts like, “Elena Alverez would have a S*nvers blog/would watch C*rmilla” are some of the reasons why I’m so wary of non-latinx fans in the fandom. Those types of posts seem really ignorant to me, because I think given Elena’s activism, and cultural identity and the importance she places on both she’d be way more invested in The Get Down, Black Sails, From Dusk Till Dawn, and other racially diverse shows that also feature queer characters of color. 

Like, I can’t see Elena supporting S*nvers because she’d know and hate the history of white people portraying Latinxs on screen. I can’t see Elena really being into C*rmilla when The Get Down or Dusk Till Dawn exists. I could more see her on her tumblr blog arguing with others about how hurtful S*nvers was for her as a young lesbian Latina woman. Talking about how harmful the future presidency will be for Latinxs. Trying to educate people over and over again on why we use the term “LatinX”. Discussing her Cuban American identity and how it intersects with her feminism. Eventually learning and acknowledging her light skinned privilege and pushing for more inclusion of all Latinx identities. Also yelling at people who supported Castro as a great revolutionary. Elena would count herself lucky she doesn’t have a Twitter because the convos on there were just To Much for her to handle. 

Elena probably has a huge crush on Kisa and wants to see more Luisa on Jane the Virgin. She probably cried a bit when Gina Rodriguez won her Golden Globe. She probably hates Teen Wolf, but loves Legend of Korra and supports Tyler Posey with all her heart. 

Like if you’re gonna headcanon things about Elena by all means but don’t forget she’s Cuban American in the process is what I’m getting at. 

The greatest part about my dad liking anime

So this year I found out my dad is really really into anime. 

Which was really cool cause I had been out of the anime loop for a long time and was looking for some recommendations.

Now my dad is a WWII history buff who likes war movies and plays World of Tanks and is an ex cop and ex military type who also is the only reason I watched He-Man and Johnny Quest growing up.

So I figured he’d be into the big action anime.

Nope.

My dad’s taste in anime is almost entirely adorable.

-Sweetness and Lightening

-Squid Girl

-Amanchu

-Barakamon

-Poco’s Udon World

-Yuri on Ice 

When questioned why he likes these my dad said “Because they are cute and happy and cheer me up! I like it better then the dark and serious ones with all the blood and stuff. That’s not as much fun.”

Also! My dad looks for characters now that blur gender lines so that he can recommend shows that have characters that appeal to Kiddo more.

Like he specifically suggested Log Horizon because of Tetra who yes my Kiddo loves (Kiddo has been known to pose like Tetra and even go “Ding!” when they throw a leg up behind them. It’s brilliant)

He did call Yuri on Ice “bromancy” but I replied with “Dad no. It’s gay as hell” and my dad replied with “Yeah and the story is brilliant! And the ANIMATION! SO GOOD!” 

That’s when I remembered that figure skating was pretty much the only Olympic sport that was watched in my house growing up and that my dad took my coming out in stride and also that he’d always not been phased at all by my gay friends and that he had actually once been a theatre major and had gay friends in the 70′s  so yeah he wouldn’t be put off by Yuri on Ice being gay.

tl:dr Basically my dad is a bigger anime fan than I am and prefers to watch all the very cute adorable anime’s rather then the action ones.

A list of reasons why you should all watch skam

-it has a great plot, it’s a young adult/ teenager show without any of the romanticized bs. it’s honest.

-the actors really know how to act, i mean really. they’re great.

-the casting is perfect. no 25 year olds pretending to be 16. the high school students are played by actual high school students. 

-it has a perfect portrayal of mental illnesses, again none of that romanticized bs. 

-it’s real. the characters don’t get their happily ever after as soon as they find love. they’re stupid, they make mistakes, they have problems. they’re actual teenagers just living their lives. 

-the characters are insanely lovable. i mean just look at isak. 

-there is actual character development. the characters are people not 2D robots. 

-it also shows religions and being a different religion perfectly. sana makes me wanna start shouting FINALLY A CORRECT PORTRAYAL OF MUSLIM WOMEN. HIJABS DON’T STOP US.OUR RELIGION DOESN’T STOP US. WE’RE BADASS PEOPLE. 

- it’s against slut shaming. noora fights slut shaming like a boss.

- they explore the characters identities and different themes and all their problems and lives and i get this sounds similar to something i said before but the characters are real people.  

you fall in love with it to the point it’s hard to stop watching it. 


just watch it.  

i find it so funny that ppl characterize fiddleford as the “damsel in distress” in most situations like… have you seen the show stanford gets kidnapped in like Every Episode

Mandatory bughead post #2: My thoughts on Bughead and why it is important.

I’m aware that the words ‘bughead’ & ‘important’ in the same sentence seem like a misfit but there is a good reason why I’ve chosen to write it so. This thought came to my mind whilst trawling through the morass of ‘ships’ & ‘ship-wrecks’ on tumblr & twitter about Riverdale. 

Now, I’m not someone who watches a lot of TV shows ,however, Riverdale was a serendipitous discovery that happened to me two weeks ago. 

I have been a fan of Archie comics since I was little & my two favourite characters were Jughead & Betty, in that order. Watching Riverdale was a revelation as it brought me back to the Archie’s world and I saw it in a new light. I went into it without expectations.

What I was not prepared for was how Bughead would gently creep up on me and reign over my entire existence in such a short span of time. 

You see, I have had a few ships, some fleeting and some enduring,some canon and some fantasy, however nothing as rabid or as intense that’d induce an “I’m SHOOK” moment. Until bughead happened.

When I used to read the comic books, I had wanted Archie to one day wake up & realize that Betty was the one for her, because I could so relate to her as a kind & sweet girl, being taken for granted every time and with a history of unrequited love. I’m 30 now and life-experiences, especially of the bitter kind has certainly changed my perspective about these things, especially about romantic relationships. No more suffering fairy-tale princesses for me. 

In the comics, although Jughead and Betty were my favourites and they always were good to each other, the thought of them as a potential match had never crossed my mind. I was intrigued and amused by Jughead’s woman-hating stance and had imagined that one day an extraordinary woman worthy of him would come and sweep him off his feet.I had no concept of sexuality and its associated complications that we see today, it was only a pure and innocent fantasy in my mind. 

I had only been familiar with the ‘classic’ and humorous golden age Archie comic digests and was unaware of the modern reboots and the various universes. Therefore, when I started watching Riverdale, I was immediately hooked to its modern,quirky & dark narrative and had my assumptions broken down bit by bit with each episode. When I started with the show, five episodes were already in so I binge watched them in a single night, which left me with little time to process the minute details and subtleties, which is why I missed noticing the growing chemistry Betty and Jughead. 

It was only when I began exploring the show on the internet and understood the whole narrative and tone of the show,re-watched the episodes, saw the interviews, trawled Tumblr & youtube and accidentally saw the leaked bughead kiss is when it hit me like slap on the face and a swift kick in the ovaries. It nearly felt like enlightenment!

Once I had seen and felt it, there was no going back. It was a like a virus firmly implanted in my psyche. I resurrected my dormant and inactive tumblr and twitter accounts only to ship bughead. I’m sure fellow bughead fans know the drill of our coming undone so I won’t go into much detail. 

Coming to the next part. Riverdale or rather Bughead has come into my life as a breath of fresh air when I am going through a very dark and stressful phase. I have been going through a very difficult divorce from a man, who caused mental abuse and cheated my family of money & absconded and left me to deal with the consequences and legal battles, triggering my anxiety,fear and depression. A man whom I had trusted with my everything and was completely vulnerable to, used me and left me with a deep fear and mistrust of relationships, trauma and some very hard learnt lessons. I’m an eternal romantic but a part of me has become cynical about it. 

Riverdale is a unique show as is evident in its excellent writing,for those who care to notice the nuances and characterisations. The symbolism, fore-shadowing, word-play, subtle body-language cues of the characters, parallelism and of course, a quality mystery is the gold-standard of writing. Can we also talk about the wonderful and talented cast who have given life to the characters? The show is a slow burn and not for those with a shallow mind who are looking for popcorn entertainment with a lot of mindless drama and illogical  and unstable romantic pairings based on lust and superficial chemistry,

Bughead is not just a run of the mill ship that people are fangirling over. It is beautiful union which tells you the story of two woefully young and tender yet jaded individuals, thrown together by a tragic fate, who are battling the darkness within and without, fighting for something that’s bigger than them and their personal problems. They are fighting for justice, light and hope. In spite of their struggle with their personal demons. Can you imagine what they are going through? For any child, parents are the safe space when the world around them crumbles, but both Betty and Jughead’s parents let them down with lies, manipulation and broken promises and the possibility that their families could be the perpetrators of murder. Under such horrible circumstances, they find the safe space with each other.  

They both are mature beyond their years, insightful, righteous, kind, compassionate, supportive and caring and there for each other without being asked. They communicate with their heart and eyes (sometimes with heart eyes too ;) ) It is not a connection based on lust and hormonal surges. Something very old-fashioned and real in the era of hook-ups. An oasis in a desert.

People who keep harping on about how there is no chemistry at all between Jughead and Betty and that it was rushed and illogical, then I’m sorry that you’re oblivious to everything that is going on in the show. They have been friends since childhood.

I think we do not give the writers enough credit for writing something so profound and refreshing in spite of it being a teen drama. A homeless, abandoned, rudderless boy, an outcast who is bullied, selflessly helps a  girl find her sister and uncover the truth, not because he wants to get into her pants. A stifled, lonely yet nurturing and loving girl giving strength, support and courage to a lost and scared boy failed by his father and society. They are each other’s guardian angels.

So I ask this to all the haters..can’t you see this? Are you so blinded by your superficial hate and violent desire to stuff your ship down everyone’s throats because it gives you some sort of false sense of control over others that you have lost the ability to objectively see what the show is striving for through this beautiful narrative within the confines of what is ostensibly a teen drama? Can we not rise above our pettiness of mindless and hostile shipping to learn from it? Everyone is free to ship whomever and whatever they want but it is another thing to be so vitriolic and spiteful towards the others to have your way. Isn’t shipping supposed to be all about love anyway? Bughead is so much above all this petty drama, it is transcendental.  

There’s so much that all of us, teens and even adults can learn from this ideal of a super healthy relationship that both television and our lives need. We need to move away from toxicity both in entertainment and our lives. Can we not be inspired to work on ourselves and build supportive, organic and nurturing relationships? This should give so much inspiration to the teens of today. With Betty & Veronica, the show strives to re-build the idea of strong, female friendships which seems to have become an alien concept in the world of ‘frenemy’ culture. Why can’t two girls be healthy best friends without the assumption that there is something sexual between them? People are hating on Bughead also for a fact that they are a heterosexual couple. As I see it, love is love in any shape or form.

Also, I do agree that all sorts of representation must have a place in popular culture and thankfully it is happening. However, those who are unhappy with Bughead saying that it erases Jughead’s asexuality, I disagree. Are you saying that Asexual people can’t fall in love? That they don’t deserve an intimate bond with another?

Now, in the larger Archie comicverse, Jughead was never portrayed as being an asexual, he simply was smarter and wiser and had other priorities compared to his hormone crazed pals. He was always the voice of reason. I’m sure that there are people like that, not everyone who doesn’t choose to be a crazy, horned dog is asexual. Besides, Jughead is shown to be asexual in only one version of the comics. There can be multiple variations of characteristics in the larger universe. Riverdale chooses its own narrative and characters as it sees fit for the context of the show. Therefore, in this version, Jughead isn’t asexual or aromantic. There is no erasure of any kind. Even if he were asexual, I’m sure that Bughead still can have a loving and healthy relationship.

It is my personal opinion and I am not trying to belittle anyone or trivialising the serious issue of representation in anyway. However, I do feel that in today’s world where there is so much hate and strife, showing love and companionship in its true and purest form is the most important issue here, first and foremost. It doesn’t really matter whatever is the sexuality or orientation of the characters in question. So, let us all keep our differences aside and show our love and support to something is for the greater good. Love is universal and not restricted to a specific type or form. Besides, it is fiction,let’s remember that. 

I also think that we must avoid pressuring or attacking the creative team, actors and show runners into bullying them to change their vision for the show. That truly doesn’t serve any purpose other than being detrimental to the quality of the show and making the team de-motivated. Let’s all appreciate the hard work and love everyone has put in to present to us something that is so beloved and cherished by all.

Why is showing a healthy, supportive, wholesome and stable relationship necessary? I can tell you why, because I have suffered greatly in an unsupportive, toxic and abusive relationship that was all about selfishness and greed with no regard or love for the feelings of the other person. Where one person only gave and gave and the other only took everything. I was left drained and battered and I’m still bearing the burden of its ruins.

So, when Bughead came along, it was catharsis and relief. It was about having the hope of bright sunshine in the pitch black darkness. It was about selflessness and having high standards and working for the greater good, something that is bigger than us. It was about women not wallowing and pining after some boy who had little value or regard for them and not allowing a man decide the course of their lives .It was about unconditional love and support without labels. It was pure beauty and art, like a perfect symphony.

Bughead isn’t merely escapism. It is the light of goodness that illuminates our hearts and fills us with compassion and hope for something beautiful. It is the delicate flower that grows in the parched desert of hopelessness and deceit.

Let us protect it all costs.

Reason #84936293 Why I Love Leverage:

This fandom. This whole freaking fandom. The people.

It’s been over four years since the series finale of Leverage and people are still watching and rewatching and starting it for the first time every day and I think I love that. It’s amazing. No other show is like that.

Going on the Leverage tag on tumblr, you can still see people going “Just started Leverage. The obsession is beginning.” And that’s how you know it’s really a good show. How, even now, people are obsessed and amazed at how good it is, four freaking years later!

And also, the fact that when you go through the tag, looking at what people have to say, none of is bad. Usually in a fandom, there’s that one person who is just like “Ugh. The writers are such idiots! What an absolute mistake they made!” But not in the Leverage fandom. All comments are insightful and full of adoration for this show because it’s so good and will never cease of being so.

So, yeah, I love Leverage, and I love this fandom, too.