The long line of cars trundled down the road ahead of them, rumbling along the uneven road, their dim headlights barely illuminating the rocks and potholes before they dipped and swelled with a jostle and a creak. Meyer watched the road; Charlie watched Meyer. This was not the best arrangement, as Charlie was driving.
I’ve seen a number of posts about how “Albus and Scorpius are only 14 in the play! They’re not old enough to know if they like boys yet! Maybe JKR has ~plans~ for them to get together later on????”
Look, I get it. Scorbus has become my secondary OTP in the past few months (Wolfstar has the #1 place in my heart forever). I love those boys, and I want them to love each other, but let’s not fool ourselves about JKR’s intent.
The bulk of the play takes place in 2020. That’s the future – the more progressive world we’re all supposed to be working towards and looking forward to. If Albus and Scorpius are old enough at 14 to know/think they might like a girl, then they are old enough to know/think they might like a boy.
JKR doesn’t ship it. Sorry, but she doesn’t. Scorose is probably the endgame she imagines. Scorbus probably wasn’t even on her radar during the writing of the play (which I don’t believe she actually had a whole lot to do with, beyond outlining and approving). The best we can hope for is for her to Dumbledore in another LGBT character or two after the fact somewhere down the line.
We need to stop making excuses for JKR’s lack of LGBT representation. She doesn’t care about us enough to represent us, and that’s just how it is. It’s fair to be angry about that, but we need to love ourselves and not keep grasping and straws and imagining that she’s sending us secret coded messages. We are an afterthought to her, at best.
For those who are interested in the poll that @itsmyfandomandilikeit mentioned in my previous ask, you can find it HERE (this survey was made by andre5913 on reddit, tyty) ! There were about 763-874 responses for each question.
Summary of results for Characters + Ships ranked from #1 to #3:
Favourite Character (Main Cast): Midoriya, Bakugou, Toshinori
Favourite Supporting: Kirishima, Tsuyu, Tokoyami
Second Favourite Supporting: Hatsume Mei, Mirio Togata, Mina Ashido
Favourite Character Minor Cast: Mt.Lady, Gang Orca, TetsuTetsu
Favourite Antagonist: Shigaraki, Overhaul, Stain
Favourite Secondary Antagonist: Toga, Dabi, Twice
OTP: Izuocha, Kiribaku, Todomomo
Not my OTP but still ship it or approve of it: Todomomo, Izuocha, Kiribaku
Yay for todomomo making it to the top 3 if not number 1! Interesting ‘cas 56.3% of the participants do not use Tumblr.
Today im going full Daisuga because they’re my secondary OTP :>
My headcanon is Suga asked Daichi to make an Instagram account so he can tag him everytime (coughSHOWINGOFFBESTBFcough) he posted a photo.
And a bonus of Oiiwa because the request for Oiiwa in my tumblr, fb and Instagram is too damn high 😂😂
I got this idea when I noticed just how much Sucy’s initial meeting with Akko meant to her. When the moment is shown in her memories, it’s drawn in a much more serious and detailed style than the rest of the clips are. When Akko goes missing, the first place we see Sucy checking is the bridge where they first met. It may not have been intended to be taken as a romantic thing, but it was good fuel for me to finally write something for my secondary OTP of the show!
1: sexuality headcanon: Pan. Is this even a headcanon? Seriously! All right, since Pan arguably is canon and not headcanon, my secondary headcanon is asexual/panromantic.
2: otp: Frig, if I know. Tony honestly just wants to be loved, and be with someone who he knows he can trust. As long as they give him love, support, and trust, I see Tony being happy. I think the only way he might not be happy is if there was a deep difference of opinion that went down to his core values. That being said, I can’t really pick out one ship from the rest and call it my OTP with him.
3: brotp: Rhodey & Tony. Pretty hard to beat.
4: notp: Same answer as my Bucky post. In general, I have a hard time picking out NOTPs, because I know that if someone were to write a ship a certain way, or put the ship in a certain story, there’s a good chance I could like it, even if for the most part I find the ship unappealing. Oh! Although, Obadiah x Tony is pretty much NOTP for me, now that I think about it. It comes way too close to incest. Although, if it was written as a dark-fic, where the relationship was written with the intention of being unhealthy and abusive (and the narrative makes this quite clear), I could probably read the story. The author would have to be very skilled at their craft though.
So see? Even when I think of a NOTP, I can come up with a story or premise that that could make me read a fic about the ship.
5: first headcanon that pops into my head: Tony is in love with most ( around 90%) of the Avengers.
6: one way in which I relate to this character: The sarcasm.
7: thing that gives me second hand embarrassment about this character: In MCU it would be the overly dickish moments he has. Don’t get me wrong, I like Tony, and I like the many masks he wears, but every now and then when he’s trying to throw someone off with a stinging comment he goes a bit too far. It doesn’t happen a lot, but when it does, I can’t help but shake my head and say, “Well, that’s a point for all his haters out there.”
8: cinnamon roll or problematic fave? Problematic Cinnamon Roll covered in salt, but extra gooey and sugary at the center.
Shiro/Keith fics with secondary Lance/Hunk: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌there👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit
I hate having the fandom’s “secondary” ships as my OTPs because it means I have to go through pages of fics with the pairing on the side of the main fandom ship before I can find one that’s just about them
At this point, the shipping war, the hate, and just the general ridiculousness of the whole thing have drained me to the point that I don’t even care what ship, if any, becomes canon in the show. Sure, I still do want my OTP and secondary back-up OTP to become canon, but I’m not gonna cry a river if neither do. The Crewniverse will do what they please and that’s fine with me.
I’ll still dislike those ships (depending on what they are), but I’ll just be “eh” about it. I grew up out of the shipping war phase years ago and it just emotionally drains me to see them.
Give it up, people. Ship what you want to ship and let others do the same and just accept whatever becomes canon. If it’s your ship, great, if not then grumble about it quietly and leave others alone. Under no circumstances, do not rub a ship in someone’s face if your particular ship becomes canon. Yes, that means you too, fellow Stevidot shippers, if Stevidot ends up becoming canon.
Just stop it, please. It’s a cartoon, a bunch of ink and color moving across your screen, why is it worth fighting over? Causing people’s death? Deteriorating their mental health? I don’t understand it.
Finally saw Miraculous Ladybug Episode 1 in English and...
I’ve come to the conclusion that the English translators need to be sat down and beaten over the heads with newspapers. Seriously, that’s where the majority of the problems came from. Nino could’ve used a few less ‘dudes’ and 'bros.’ The writers could’ve remembered that there is a better (read: real word) for 'evilize’/'devilize.’ It’s called possession and cleansing. Kids do know what those words mean and if they don’t they’re going to get the idea pretty quickly.
I was worried that some of Adrien’s dialogue would be stiff and stilted because the writers were trying to make him sound formal and proper but he actually came off sounding a little bit more like an average teenager. Makes me glad because this was my biggest worry for the English dub.
Also thought that “Bubbler” was a good first episode for the English speaking audience. It pretty quickly gave watchers an idea of Ladybug and Chat Noir’s powers as well as the limitations they have with said powers. Audiences don’t get to experience the full force of Chat’s crush for Ladybug yet but they can see that they are obviously good friends and that Chat is a bit of a joker. This will help to establish that Marinette doesn’t quite take his flirting, and therefore affections, seriously which was something that I never really truly came across to me in the subbed versions. We get a pretty decent snapshot of who our main characters are though I was face palming when I realized that stalker!Marinette is the VERY FIRST impression English speaking audiences got of Marinette. For those of you just coming in, I swear to God, Marinette’s infatuation isn’t her only characteristic.
I also figured out why Ivan wasn’t dancing and acting like a giant sour puss (which got him bubbled and sent floating) in that episode. (Spoilers!!!) It’s because he was watching Mylene slow dance with Nathanael! Excuse me while I start screaming. (My precious secondary OTP)
Will I watch the second episode? Yep! Because I am a heaping pile of trash!
I think I’ve figured out why I ship Lucaya - aside from the obvious chemistry and cute banter.
So I’m a hardcore Maya stan, and she is by far the most important thing on the show to me. Maya is generally a pretty confident person. She’s not insecure at all. But she does have a relatively low sense of self-worth, and she does consider herself to be broken. Her mother is a total sweetheart, but is absent, and of course her father left years ago. So the only people she has who are telling her that she’s talented and beautiful and good, the only people reminding her of her potential, are Riley and Corpanga (and Shawn, when he’s around). But at this point, they’re like a family to her, and even though she’s immensely grateful and all, them telling her that she’s talented and wonderful and all of that kind of feels like something a family member would say - as if they’re saying it just because they want her to feel good about herself.
(of course, she values Riley’s opinions more than anyone else’s, but she kind of expects Riley to support her and compliment her at this point.)
When Shawn showed up, and he was exactly like her, he was what Maya wanted in a father. She was desperate for his approval because he felt like a father. And when she got it, their relationship became immensely important to her.
Now let’s talk about Lucas. At the beginning, Maya obviously sees him as being very good and very prince charming-ish, which is probably the reason that she’s been pushing him and Riley together since episode one (her girl deserves the perfect prince, doesn’t she?). Of course, he was attractive, but he couldn’t have been for her when he and Riley were so obviously perfect for each other. So they banter and she calls him names and he lets her, of course he lets her, because she was the first of the girls that he saw and she was tiny and gorgeous and full of fire (and it was never really Riley he liked to begin with, it was just that it seemed like he should like her). If Riley hadn’t been a complication, if it had just been Lucas and Maya, they probably would’ve gone out sometime mid season one.
Things change when Maya discovers that Lucas was kicked out of his old school. They change again when she sees him get really, really angry. Suddenly, he’s not mr. perfect, destined to ride off into the sunset with Riley. He’s just a cute boy with a really nice torso and serious anger issues. He has flaws too. Suddenly, he seems to be something attainable for Maya (subconsciously, of course), because he’s no longer perfect and he’s more like Maya than she previously thought. Even though she may not have realized it, when the first part of Lucas’ secret came out in Secret of Life, it kind of knocked down an internal barrier that Maya had set up between them.
And things change for the third time in Creativity, when he tells her that she’s talented and he wants her to be happy - and when she discovers that he thinks she’s beautiful. Because suddenly, the kind of affirmation and approval that she’s previously only gotten from the Matthews family (and briefly, Shawn) is coming from a very different and very unexpected source. Maya isn’t insecure, but she doesn’t tend to think that people will care about her. And when Lucas basically told her that he did, it shocked her.
Basically what I’m saying is that Lucas makes Maya feel valued in a different way than Riley does because Riley is basically Maya’s other half, while Lucas still feels like something fully outside of Maya. Lucas makes her feel beautiful. He makes her feel like she’s worth something. His compliments feel like they can’t be anything but genuine. And that is why I ship them.