there is literally no point to this gifset but i just love this friendship so much

anonymous asked:

Can you do a primer on julien/pl? I'd love to write fic about them, but I just know bits of pieces from your hcs. But they're both so big and soft????

Hey! So when I started writing we’re not here to take part (we’re here to take over), I didn’t think PL/Julien would be more than a one-off pairing that I’d write once for fun, so it’s been thrilling to find that people are interested in them!

So there honestly isn’t much interaction between the two of them, I’m sad to say. They’re friends, and they’ve been teammates a few times, but the part about them together is gonna be fairly short, sorry! I’d love to tell you about them anyway, bc I love them. I’m so sorry for how long this is. This isn’t a primer, this is an essay with pictures.

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James Flint/Thomas Hamilton Appreciation Week

 Day 1 - Why do you ship them? 

Rather extensive gushing over the two under the cut ~

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So, earlier when I was writing my post about Eggsy and Tilde, I realized that I need a whole separate post about how Eggsy loves and respects women.

So here, have a gifset of Eggsy loving and respecting the women in his life.  And also, have me telling you why every gif here is a good example (as well as discussing a few scenes that aren’t pictured). The wall of text under this read more is akin to the Great Wall of China.  Beware.

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astynomi  asked:

*curtsies* Hello Duke! I have a question I think you’ll enjoy. I was wondering what your opinion of Jane Eyre is as a feminist novel. I find the composition profoundly misogynistic. Why does Jane have no female support? The other female characters are EITHER obstacles to Jane’s happiness- two-dimensionally bad (Mrs Reed, headmistress), petty by virtue of class (Mrs Fairfax, Reed sisters) or in order to be a foil for Jane (Blanche)- OR entirely non-sexualised (the Rivers, Helen). (continued)

(pt2) Helen in particular: I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she’s, essentially, fridged. I think Bronte’s hatred for Constantin Heger’s wife made her feel that women could be men’s equal, but not all women were up to the challenge. It’s sad, because I don’t think Jane Eyre IS a case of awkward friendless young woman overawed into flinging herself at brooding older male (HE’S the head-over-heels dork who pours his heart out), it’s so much more; but it almost begs to inspire that stereotype.

(not really part of question) I’ve been musing over this a while; I saw a gifset of Helen Burns which reminded me of it to the point of wanting to discuss it with someone who knows their shit, and as I gather you share my love of Jane Eyre (I have read it in English and French, and watched at least 5 adaptations) I thought you might enjoy thinking about it XD. I love Jane & Rochester so much (I LOVE that she tells him where to shove that ‘birdcage’ shit) but I do think they transcend the novel.

*Curtsies* Ooh, yes. Okay (tagging you @astynomi because I know it took me forever to answer this and I’m SO SORRY) I will first and foremost admit that I love Jane Eyre so I am a little biased. But I think it’s difficult to say it’s feminist or it’s not. Sometimes I think we forget that the overwhelmingly misogynistic worldview that existed in the centuries prior to ours affected the women as much as the men: women were taught that they were mentally inferior, and I’m sure a great number of them believed it, because it’s extremely difficult to unlearn what you grow up thinking is simply the natural, actual way of the world. (Lookin’ at you, Catholic school.) 

Now, Charlotte Brontë obviously wasn’t under this illusion, but I think her book acknowledges that a lot of women were, and Jane is the contrast to that. Jane is the one saying, “Girls, wake up, put down the knitting and let’s go.” I think she sets a very jarring example for the Rivers girls–who are for the most part good people, despite their being a little too submissive to their brother–but I also think they’re kind of meant to be a positive female influence to balance the earlier, negative female presences in Jane’s life. They’re going to provide the adult friendship she didn’t get to have with Helen. 

And I think her relationships with both St. John and Rochester reflect her independence. (Spoiler alerts ahead.) She consciously turns down a very good offer of marriage from a young, handsome guy because she’d rather marry this fucking weird and sort of ugly older man because he loves her and he challenges her intellectually. But the key thing is she has no problem telling Rochester to step the fuck off when he’s being overbearing, and he does eventually get it. The wife locked up in the attic who finally breaks loose and burns his big house down? If that’s not a metaphor for learning not be controlling and manipulative towards women I don’t know what is. It’s framed in a way that we’re still able to like him–because said wife in the attic was a fucking witch before he shut her up in there–but I think the moral is still present. At the end of the story, Jane is 100% the one in control of their relationship. She chooses to come find him and be with him and I think he will spend the rest of his life thinking about how lucky he is. He has already figured out how remarkable she is. (Can we talk about this line? “I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade—the sweet charm of freshness would leave it. I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.” Fucking hell. I’ll take that over ‘You’re too good to be true’ any day.) But now this man is not only desperately in love with her but he is literally never going to take her for granted. He learned that lesson the hard way.

So, last thing: Rochester’s wife and the other negative portrayals of women. I think this is partly a case of unlikable male characters being ‘interesting’ and unlikable female characters just being bitches. Early in Jane’s life, everyone sucks and gender is kind of incidental. I didn’t read that as Charlotte saying, “All women are petty and vapid except Jane.” I read that as her saying, “Everyone in Jane’s life is petty and vapid and she needs to GFTO.” Because the men that surround her early on are just as bad as the women. So for the sake of playing devil’s advocate, I think you could actually make the opposite argument: that Bronte is actually all the more feminist because she shows a variety of female characters, and a lot of them are not the likable simpering bimbos that a lot of other people were (and still are) writing. Her women are real. Unpleasant, maybe, sometimes, but certainly three-dimensional. 

Anyway that’s my two dollars cents. Sorry this took me so long to get to! I wanted to do it justice when I wasn’t buried in schoolwork.

anonymous asked:

my buddy my pal if u don't want people shipping supergirl and that brunette chick maybe u shouldn't parallel them with literally the most heartbreaking otp of all otps in the mcu like wow. just a thought there kiddo but saying 'don't ship a parallel with steggy!' is yikes. maybe pay more attention to the point of the scenes ur giffing?

Oh boy I don’t even know where to start with this one… listen.. sweetie… clearly you don’t even go here so welcome to my blog, let me and my aro ass explain to you a few things.

First off, I do not ship Supergirl and “that brunette chick” because “that brunette chick” is her sister. And I am not going to be okay with people shipping siblings together romantically/sexually, that is a Hard No for me. Like I’m not going to go out and tell other people they aren’t allowed to ship them, but it is perfectly within my rights to express in the tags of my own damn gifset that I would prefer not to see tags about the two of them as a romantic ship in the reblogs. And I mentioned it in my own tags knowing full well that that is going to have absolutely no effect on anyone else’s behavior and interactions with my post and that’s fine, 90% of the time my tags are just me talking to myself

(plus literally the only things I said to that effect were “#but please… i am begging you all… please No Romo in the tags pLEASE it’s all i ask” and “#i would like to thank not only rao but also kara ‘alien jesus’ zor-el for the minimal romo in the tags of this post” which is not even referring to the specific ship at all??? it could be interpreted as just a general repulsion to romance, which, what do you know, is basically the foundation of my blog and therefore should not be surprising to most of the people who would even see those tags??)

And speaking of my general distaste for romance… here is a RADICAL #Concept:

ROMANTIC LOVE IS NOT THE BE-ALL END-ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE. IT IS NOT THE PINNACLE OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

How many times to I have to fucking yell this into the void??? Being in capital L, Romantic Love™ is not The Closest two human beings can ever possibly get. There isn’t some scale of interpersonal relationships where familial love trumps friendship or something and romantic love trumps everything else.

This is a huge problem in society in general. Romantic relationships are valued more highly over almost any other type of connection, and if you lack that romantic connection, then you and your life are viewed as incomplete. The idea that two people are “just friends” vs “something ~more~” is fucking terrible, like there should be nothing “just” about being friends, being “just friends” should not be viewed as a consolation prize or a stepping stone to something ~more meaningful~ (i.e. romantic). Your familial/parent-child/sibling relationships shouldn’t be viewed as training wheels for the eventual Real (Romantic) Relationships / “”“’'True Love”“”“’. “True (Romantic) Love” is NOT inherently more meaningful than the love between two friends or between sisters or between me and my fucking pet cat.

So the implications of you saying “maybe u shouldn’t parallel them with literally the most heartbreaking otp of all otps in the mcu” are fucking TERRIBLE like wow, just a thought there kiddo, but essentially saying “this highly emotional and heartbreaking scene MUST be indicative of romantic love and there is no way anything but a romantic ship could possibly have a goodbye as heartbreaking as my otp because the only interpersonal connection that is strong enough to cause that much heartbreak is a romantic one” is yikes. It’s one of the things I hate most in the world (and specifically in fiction/media and fandom — this happens a lot when two siblings have a strong bond, somehow people always start shipping them together romantically because society has trained us to automatically read strong emotional bonds like that as being romantic).

(Okay shit this is getting long so the rest is going to be under the cut because I am not even CLOSE to being finished, my guy)

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montilyts  asked:

your latest gifset is pure perfection. it makes so angry that the mcu ignores the friendship between steve and tony, because they're really close in almost every other universe there is. at first i had hope that we would see a lot more of their friendship in aou, but now i think it's not going to happen. anyway, your blog gives me life and you are incredibly talented.

it really frustrates me because as we’ve had it pointed out time and time again, steve and tony is one of the most important relationships of the marvel universe. they are the two heroes you think of in the marvel world when you think ‘partners’ and ‘leaders’ and ‘best friends’. it’s right up there with charles x erik, natasha x clint, where the relationship is essentially one between soulmates whether you ship them platonically or romantically. (and give me a second to fume about that because look at cherik, or even clintasha – wrt the arrow necklace – compared to where stevetony are in the mcu)

it frustrates me because there’s over 10 years worth of loyalty, trust and belief in each other that we’re going to have wiped blank before they even had the chance to begin because of the aftermath of AOU and civil war in mcu. which is ridiculous because:

1. there’s about 30 people in the marvel universe to fight this war. marvel stop deluding yourself. your world-building sucks. oh and there’s like 5 women to your 192489384 men.

2. IT STARTED WITH TWO MEN. it started with two men. and i’m sorry russo bros or whoever else but those two men are steve and tony, not steve and whoever else. it’s fundamentally a conflict between these two that spiralled out of control. the only reason it had emotional resonance and marvel was able to milk this storyline for everything it was worth was the fact that we were watching two people who loved each other going to war and having to suffer the consequences of both being wrong.

this totally deviated from them two being friends but ugh, that is so so important to me. tony being one of steve’s first friends out of the ice (which was just completely missing from mcu), steve going to tony with all his problems and the late-night conversations, getting dinner over strategy meetings, leading the avengers and being mom & dad. it just kills me that we’re not going to get even a shred of this in the mcu. frankly, it’s bad storytelling especially when there’s literally so much you can explore with a relationship like this. (i’m sick of marvel pitting heroes against heroes to begin with, what is this superman vs. batman??? stop trying to compete with DC oh my gOD)

so yeah, i’m going to slowly make up for it one gifset at a time. or try to anyway. because i really am going to gif everything i can that the mcu has decided to ignore. from my corner of bitterness (but also heartbreak). and thank you very, very much for the lovely compliment. i love making these gifs, i really do. but it’s only worthwhile seeing how many people enjoy them.