they would have the most complex relationship

bts personality analysis: yoongi

yoongi is hard to analyse because his personality is so complex. he has a lot of sides that he shows the camera — the sleepy, the ‘swag’, the goofy. i think people misinterpret yoongi and see him as ‘lazy’ which is something that i cant even fathom thinking. we only see glimpses of this; when he is doing logs or vlives or at fanmeets — yoongi is the most passionate, kindest person i think ive ever seen. he has this desire so deep inside of him and in his mixtape, you could hear it. he has gone through so much to be where he is today and that makes him empathetic because he is aware of peoples struggles. yoongi is understanding. yoongi loves so deeply but doesn’t like to show it so he is perceived as cold. he cares so much about everything but he cant show it so he is perceived as careless. yoongi is irony. he is passion and desire and kindness wrapped all into one small body. please realise that yoongi cannot express his emotions as well as other members, so he puts his stories and thoughts into his songs.

yoongis personality is really layered, and i think that only a select few people that yoongi sees fit would be able to open him up and see all those layers. i feel like it would be hard to befriend yoongi because he seems to be selective in choosing who he likes and you have to be able to understand who he is and how he would react. but when you start to truly get to know him, yoongi is probably the most affectionate and clingy member in the group. he would be that boyfriend that acts like he doesnt want to be around you but really he would bring you in closer (literally in every analysis ive gone on a rant abt them i need TO STICK TO THE DAMN TOPIC AT  HAND). 

yoongi is very smart. he knows how emotions work and has developed a strong aura for himself which is very hard to do. although he is intelligent, he has a hard time with spontaneity. he needs to have a plan and needs to know everything that he is doing. in his vlive with hoseok, we could see the juxtaposition of their personalities: hoseok really just opened the face mask and put it on, but yoongi read the entire package front to back and followed the steps exactly as it was written. its a simple interaction but it is very telling about how yoongi reacts to situations. he is calculated without the cunning.

yoongi and jungkook are a relationship that is hard to define - i find that most jungkook related relationships are like this but ill get more into that in his analysis. both yoongi and jungkook have trouble expressing themselves so it wont be the most overtly affectionate relationship but i see them both having a lot of respect for one another and just a chill duo who just wanna have a relaxed time. yoongi and taehyung are a fun pair to analyse because they are so different; yoongi values realism and taehyung values optimism. they both see the world in juxtaposing ways and thats why i think that they would be a good pair since i believe that opposites do attract. yoongi and jimin are one of my favourite relationships in bangtan because jimin just wants to please yoongi and yoongi likes to be pleased so its just ?? so perfect??? i rlly dont have much more to say but i just love yoonmin. yoongi and hoseok are my #1 go-to relationship in bangtan. they are the most complex members and together they just fit together so perfectly, as if there personalities were made to be mended together. yoonseok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i lvoe them. yoongi and namjoon are a genius pair. their combined creativity makes for a fierce track and i can only imagine the products that they have in the folders on their laptops. they both have such immense thoughts that together i feel like it would be too intense to sit in a room with them.  jin is most pliant when around yoongi, since yoongi’s character is pretty intense, i wouldn’t have thought that jin would be roommates with him; it just doesn’t seem like a good fit. but it really is kind of perfect. jin has the ability to adapt his personality and knows yoongi’s boundaries and that’s why i think he is the best person to be yoongi’s roommate.

min yoongi - infp/pisces. passionate, emotional, competent, perfectionist.

kim seokjin

forgive me for this nerdy ass post but

the thing that gets me about all these people who are furious that there’s more content for gay ships than their het ships is just how often they’re plain wrong

i mean, take dragon age for example where the fandom is notorious for making post after post about how maligned their precious f/m is because people dare to prefer the m/m version of the romance. by the way they’re talking you’d think het ships would be sinking under the m/m juggernaut.

you wanna know what the reality looks like?


yep. there’s literally more het fic for dragon age than m/m and f/f combined.

why does this happen? why is it such a phenomenon that people whine and scream and cry about how much the mean gays are taking over fandom when the reality is that gay people still draw the short end of the stick on top of getting yelled at for it?

imo it’s because hets don’t notice het content because they subconsciously categorize it as Correct and Natural but are hyper aware of gay content because they feel it’s somehow the opposite of that.

part of that is probably because of how often het content is canon compared to gay content– so many het ships aren’t even counted as het but are seen as “gen” just because they’re canon compliant. and making content for the actual happenings of the narrative is seen as somehow different than inventing content. so it slips under the radar.

the other is obviously that they’re much more likely to discount gay subtext and validate het subtext due to heteronormativity. the smallest scene is proof that a het ship is real and ~obviously people would create content for it but gay subtext is far fetched and outlandish and therefore worthy of special attention.

the other side of the equation is the way fanfic is seen as the be-end-all measuring stick of fandom content output. i know it’s because ao3 with its nice screenshottable numbers is easiest to use as a reference point (i did it myself). but that’s inherently a flawed metric because

a) canon ships are much less likely to have the same fanfic output than non-canon ships for the simple reason that less wish fulfillment is needed if the canon is giving you the content you want. guess hard whether het or gay ships are more likely to be canon

b) ao3 skewing gay is not a surprise considering it was partly intended specifically for the gay fic that was banned on other fanfic archives (have you never wondered why it’s called ‘an archive of our own’?). you used to get deleted for posting gay stuff on (idk if it still happens i haven’t posted there in ages), and fandom-specific fic archives and later LJ/DW comms were (and, tbqh, still sometimes are) rife with homophobic rules banning or heavily censoring gay content. if you visit any other fic archive the numbers will look a lot differently, i assure you (and yes, they /are/ still active), people just can’t get statistics as easily from them.

c) tangentially related to the above point, people forget that fandom isn’t just the people they follow on tumblr. using dragon age as an example again, reddit, the BSN boards,, etc are all part of the dragon age fandom and as someone who spent a lot of time i should have honestly applied better on the BSN boards i can tell you they were suffocatingly heterosexual (and homophobic!). i can’t vouch for reddit personally but i have friends who can and who had the same experience there. the fact that gay people have to cluster in specific spaces like tumblr tags and ao3 because they’re entirely unwelcome in literally every other general fandom space is not some sort of privilege, lmao.

d) and honestly most importantly: fic is not the only fandom output. like, i can’t believe that even has to be said but fanart, gif sets and graphics, fanmixes, meta, fanvids, even shitposts! are all also fandom output. they just don’t get counted because they’re much harder to quantify. but if you look at e.g. which tumblr tags are most active (as for example curated here) there is quite obviously a ton of het shipping happening on tumblr (the most popular ship last week was a het ship– mike and eleven from stranger things). you just don’t recognize it as such because the medium isn’t fic. this is again related to how likely gay ships actually get satisfying in-canon content– the fact that gay ships often get a lot of fic is because we gay people have to turn to fic for what canon refuses to provide for us. het ships have tons of content and active tags, but it often consists of e.g. gif sets or meta because they are far more likely to have canon content to rely on with no need to invent anything on top of it.

the reason why f/f sometimes runs counter to that rule and produces a lot of fic for canon ships is imho because quite frankly… canon f/f ships make up most of the rare occasions in which two female characters get to have a complex, interesting and well written relationship that isn’t almost entirely overshadowed by how their narrative revolves around a man. there’s also a lot to be said about why the numbers for f/f are small most of the time that would require a whole huge ass separate post and i am a tired lesbian and do not have the energy.

i also don’t really wanna get into why these accusations are often hurled at gay people. i’ve been called a misogynist for not giving a shit about het one too many times by people who can’t fathom that a lesbian might find m/f content a hundred times more alienating than any m/m content could ever be. but the fact is that it’s all too often based on an entirely fabricated idea of how the fandom landscape actually looks like, and i just wish we could stop entertaining that lie.

anonymous asked:

Do u have a favorites dominants? Would u do it a mtl?

sure! idk if you want signs or planets, but I’ll do it with signs haha

  1. aquarius dominant: they are just the best okay, maybe bc we share the same dominant or idk. they are unapollogetically weird and have no problem telling you what they think. super funny in this strange, intellectual way. they give 0 fucks about what you think of their actions. empathetic in their own way!
  2. taurus dominant: they are  c a l m. and my gittery super stressed self loves it. the most patient people you’ll ever meet. art hoes and romantic even if they don’t want to show it. great listeners. best voice in town like wtf.
  3. pisces dominant: very gentle and affectionate, the type of friend that calms you down and wants to make peace in their own way. Kinda shy but if they have some fire in their chart they’ll be hilarious once they open up. ethereal angels that deserve happiness and all good things in life. like any pisces they can be a bit delusional or lack limits tho.
  4. sagittarius dominant: they are wildé okay, they are capable of going to their own wedding in jorts or smth. super chill until they start acting kinda deranged tbh. very very funny, like they can make the most mundane things be hilarious idk. usually open minded but sometimes act judgmental af and you’re like ????.
  5. leo dominant: divas capable of charming your pants off. very cool once out of their flirty stage (especially guys), have a great taste on fashion and are super generous as long as things are going well for them. when they aren’t they are prone to envy and selfishness. that friend that gives the pep talks and always knows when your bf/gf doesn’t deserve you.
  6. aries dominant: yes, I’m obssessed with fire dominants okay. they will fight for you, no kidding. super direct and make you snap out of it when you’re being petty/wallowing in self pity/etc. can be kinda selfish and self absorbed at times but very giving as well. rarely remind you of things they’d made for you bc that’s how cool they are. prone to pettiness.
  7. virgo dominant: smart and humble (unless they have some leo, then they become more flirty and “arrogant”) even when they don’t act like it, they feel like they are not good enough sometimes. complex and moody, you have to figure them out emotionally unless they have a well placed moon, and even then. supporting and oddly gentle sometimes.
  8. scorpio dominant: can be really passive aggresive. most of the ones I know are super into conspiracy theories and suspicious of everyone lol. the most intuitive people you’ll ever know, like seriously, they can know you’re hiding something with just a look, they are human lie detectors and scare me a little (even if I’m one of them lol). sin-ammon rolls.
  9. capricorn dominant: idk more than one I think (I need more cappys in my life :( ). I think we’d get along great bc it’s my seventh house and they would probably push me to be more ambitious and hard working, which I seriously need lol. also I think they would be that protective friend that intimidates others haha.
  10. cancer dominant: at their best very nurturing and strong, at their worst they are petty and self pity is their religion tbh. kinda passive. I don’t get along with them tbh. they are very kind tho.
  11. gemini dominant: satan’s spawn. in the good and bad way. I have a love/hate relationship with them, I love how complex and hermetic to a degree they are, but I hate how they rarely take anything seriously and how hypocritical they can be without even realizing it. I find most of them very hot.
  12. libra dominant: awfullly devoted to their partners, sometimes forgetting about the rest of the world. very fair and value justice over most things. can be kinda passive bc they don’t like conflict but at their best they are those that fight for what’s right. I only know a few and we aren’t exactly super close tbh.
You’re Next - Yandere!Serial Killer!Jongin X Reader

Originally posted by sehun-hydroxide

Yandere AU - Part of the Yandere!EXO X Reader Series

Genre: Mature, Horror, Angst, Semi-Smut (Not really, just mentions of it)

Pairing: Jongin X Reader

Words: 8,358

Warning: This is a Yandere story, it will contain themes such as stalking, violence, obsession, possessive natures, and just general overall creepiness and swearing. You have been warned.

A/n: Halloween update is here! Even though it’s technically not Halloween anymore, oops. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this one, it’s defiantly creepier than the rest. As always, this is just my interpretation of this archetype and the song. I do not believe Jongin, nor any of the other members, past or present, of EXO would act like this. Feedback is always greatly appreciated. I hope you enjoy!

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anonymous asked:

kirishima knowing about the slug incident (feeling even more inferior bc of it), this piece of info could mean so much to future development honestly? Did he know it was Baku n Deku? If not, how would he feel when (I'm betting that he will eventually bc dude its so interesting that I doubt hori would miss out on this) he found out? N if he found out later after this arc, will there be a talk either between Deku n Kiri or Baku n Kiri or both? This could be the start to helping Kiri for (1)

Kirishima Talking to Someone About His Feelings

Kirishima at least knows Bakugou was a part of the sludge incident because Bakugou is recognized by the media for that incident and Monoma talks about Bakugou being a victim of the sludge incident right in front of Kirishima. 

It’s hard to say whether Midoriya got enough media attention from the sludge incident to get recognized by Kirishima.

Because the incident is so popular, there are probably pictures of Midoriya going around. Since Kirishima has so much respect for Midoriya for jumping in during the sludge incident, there’s a chance he may recognize Midoriya. Although, Kirishima doesn’t introduce himself to Midoriya until after Midoriya beats Bakugou during the Heroes vs. Villains exercise, so if Kirishima does recognize Midoriya from the sludge incident, it’s weird that he doesn’t introduce himself to Midoriya sooner. 

Kirishima doesn’t seem to be the type of guy who’d fully open up about his inferiority complex unless he thinks he can relate to someone else. For instance, he opened up to Tamaki about it a bit when Tamaki is hard on himself.  

He almost gives a thug his backstory when the thug explains how he wanted to get stronger. 

Kirishima will openly be critical of himself in specific areas. 

However, unlike Tamaki, Kirishima isn’t likely to truly open up to someone about how he really feels about himself. He doesn’t want to look like a whiner. 

Ever since middle school, Kirishima has tried to maintain this loud and confident persona. 

Kirishima has a heroic and manly image to maintain, so it’s unlikely he’d openly tell someone what he really thinks about himself without prompt. 

Kirishima’s thoughts about himself are more brutal than the things he admits about himself out loud. 

It may take a bit of time and effort for Kirishima to open up to someone. He doesn’t even seem to open up to his middle school friends about his true feelings. 

Like you said, Midoriya and Bakugou seem like the two most likely candidates for Kirishima to talk to if he does open up about his inferiority complex. Fatgum and Tamaki are other possibilities as well.

I don’t think Kirishima will open up to Midoriya or Bakugou just because he knows they’re part of the sludge incident. Kirishima would most likely only open up to them if he feels like either of them will relate to his feelings and story. Midoriya’s and Kirishima’s backstory are similar, so they may connect over that. Kirishima and Bakugou also both have an inferiority complex.

I find it interesting that the sludge incident exasperated both KIrishima’s and Bakugou’s inferiority complexes. 

If Kirishima does talk to someone about his inferiority complex, I think he’d do it with Bakugou. 

Kirishima and Bakugou’s relationship has had more buildup and development than Kirishima and Midoriya’s relationship. Kirishima is around Bakugou more than Midoriya and has admitted some of feelings of inferiority to Bakugou. Bakugou is really perceptive. He’d figure out Kirishima’s issues and take the initiative to talk to Kirishima about it even if Kirishima doesn’t want to at first. 

Furthermore, Bakugou is receptive rather than dismissive of Kirishima’s low self-esteem. He addresses Kirishima’s concerns and gives him advice. Bakugou’s words help create Red Riot Unbreakable and raises Kirishima’s confidence. Bakugou’s words mean so much to Kirishima that he recalls them days later. 

Audism in Action

The week before last on ANTM, the Deaf contestant won best photo. His prize? A full hour in which none of the hearing contestants were allowed to speak, but instead, had to communicate in American Sign Language. Nyle of course,was  all too happy to teach his competition his language.

But in the middle of it, there’s Devin, who does something hearing people usually do when confronted with a d/Deaf/HoH person.

He shouts at her. 

Devin knows that the woman is Deaf. She’s actually a friend of Nyle’s from way back and is there specifically to help Nyle teach them ASL. Yet he felt the need to shout at her. This is really rude, but not all together a terrible thing to do.

Flash forward to last week’s episode, where Devin does it again.

Which, to Nyle’s credit, he takes in good stride.

By shouting back at Devin. And of course, everyone claps like it’s a party trick. Various fans have expressed glee and excitement to hear him speak. Which, maybe it’s pretty cool, but it demonstrates total lack of awareness re:Deaf speech. I have no idea what Nyle’s background in speaking is, other than that he’s a 4th generation deaf individual.

Deaf people can learn to speak, but it’s honestly superfluous because they can already communicate via Sign. It can also be really difficult depending on how deaf the indivdual is. There’s only two reasons for a Deaf person to speak: (a) because the hearing experts around them insist they learn to speak; or (b) because they genuinely want to learn how on their own. Most deaf people won’t speak even if they can because they have such a complicated relationship with speech.

For decades, deaf children were forbidden to Sign to each other and instead taught to speak because hearing experts thought they would need the ability to verbalize if they were ever going to be successful. Children caught signing in class would have their hands chained to the desk or would wear mittens on their hands that prevented them from signing. Hours that could have been spent on learning complex subjects like science or mathematics were instead spent on perfecting speech.

Given that Nyle was born into an already Deaf family, and given that he was probably raised on Sign Language, I doubt he had that experience. However, many deaf/HoH children today are mainstreamed, and part of mainstreaming is that they go to speech class to work on weeding out their deaf accent. I spent grades k-8 working on that, and I still have mine.

The point here, is that Nyle went above and beyond. He not only keeps trying to teach everyone to sign, but he also verbalized the phrase “happy birthday” to please Devin (who so clearly loves being loud). Yet, later on, this happens…

On the surface for any hearing person, this seems pretty harmless. A little inconsiderate, maybe. Except, Nyle’s phone is his way of communicating with the hearing people around him. None of the contestants know ASL fluently, so he types out what he wants to say to them on his phone, and they respond. Having grown up in a Deaf family, he is using his second language to communicate with others. Nyle eventually gets up, leaves the party, and gives this confessional.

There’s also an earlier scene from an interview that helps explain his experience living in a household full of hearing people.

Nyle tries really hard to communicate with his cast mates, and few of them seem to attempt to do the same for him. I would give the cast the benefit of the doubt here, except I know all too well how hard it is to get hearing people to communicate with me in ASL. Even I am guilty of falling back on English because it’s my first language. I have no doubt that the cast is just too used to the world around them being designed for hearing people to put much effort into learning American Sign Language. And in fact, once the contestants realize that Nyle left and find out why, they speak to each other in a way that doesn’t include Nyle, even though he’s right there.

Courtney is literally sitting on Nyle’s lap, but she’s using English and talking about Nyle as if he isn’t in the room. Nyle can’t even be included in the conversation about the fact that he was excluded. Talk about irony.  One contestant does sign “SORRY” at Nyle, but it’s too little, too late.

In the end, I’ll leave you with this tidbit from Nyle that broke my heart.

(My anime/Yuri!!! on Ice blog is @viktorkatsuki for reblogs and stuff but I’m posting my hcs here with my main url.)

My personal headcanon: most of the time in bed, Viktor is a needy, demanding, eager-to-please power sub, and Yuuri is his loving, soft, gentle but firm, possessive dom. They switch, change things up and try new things, but this is the default that they fall into, it’s the most comfortable for them, it’s how they make love to each other. 

Like, I don’t even mean in the way of kinks. I don’t even think they would get into anything crazy sexually at first–Yuuri is inexperienced and they seem to both be content with their relationship developing at a pace that works for them. I mean that they have this super interesting dynamic that I’ve been trying so hard to explain, but it’s kind of complex in my mind and that’s why it’s so fascinating to me. I love their dynamic so much because of how hard it is to define, but as usual, I feel a pressing need to try to define it somewhat. Anywho.

Yuuri is shy, gentle and hesitant, but he’s also becoming more and more aware that he is more than able to be clear with Viktor about what he wants from him, to tell Viktor that he wants him to be his alone (”keep your eyes on me” etc). This shift happens around episode six, when Yuuri shifts from saying he wants to seduce Viktor, to grabbing his hands, leaning up to Viktor’s face and telling him very directly that he wants Viktor to keep his eyes on him. “This performance is for you,” Yuuri seems to be saying. 

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anonymous asked:

How was Arima abusive? This is a somewhat new topic I'm hearing throughout the TG fandom..

Oh it’s a pretty old topic haha. Arima’s been around for years, and you know how people are :’) But yeah, I’ll get into it.

To preface, I’m not going to pretend that Arima was a saint. He’s done some pretty fucked up things that would not fly if he was a real person. He was strange and distant, a harsh mentor and downright violent at times. All blaring red flags, especially with Kaneki declaring him as his father figure. But no, I do not think “abusive” is applicable in Arima’s situation.

It’s probably a case of semantics, but a problem I have with big fandoms is their tendency to misuse words like “abuse” and “toxic” as umbrella terms for any type of behavior that isn’t hugs and kisses 24/7 in order to defame a person and/or making the things they like look pristine in comparison. It’s hard to take it seriously anymore.

So, with that in mind, people who are calling Arima abusive feel (to me) to be purposefully using a narrow scope to read his character, since it totally writes off an enormous chunk of who he is and what his individual story-line is about within the context of an adult science-fiction horror story.

In the first series, Arima was presented as little more than an outrageously powerful soldier. His entire purpose– the thing he was literally born to do– was to kill ghouls. Kaneki was not his friend or student or figurative son at the time. He was his opponent. 

“Abusive” is not what you call two soldiers firing at each other, nor is it what you call two boxers in a ring. Kaneki and Arima were enemies in a story that revolves around violence and death.

In the second series, Arima took the role of being Haise’s mentor. He was a particularly harsh teacher, but it was his job to train him well–  the same way he trained Take, Ui, and several others, too. 

Arima was Haise’s teacher the same way Haise was the Quinx’s mentor.

Arima was subliminally triggering Kaneki’s deep-set fear of him when they sparred by pointing at his eyes like he did in V14 (in order to get Kaneki to see him as an enemy), but he never actually outright beat or belittled him as a teacher. He drove him hard, and I admit that it was a little mind-game-y, but there was no extraordinary level of cruelty involved.  

Plus, I can’t reiterate enough that fighting and killing was a fundamental necessity to all investigators. As a matter of fact, both humans and ghouls alike had to train to survive, and for many of them that involved being pushed to the brink of exhaustion. Yomo was aggressive, Touka was tough, and even Kaneki chucked Banjou off a rooftop.

Last, if there’s one more sliver of space for the abuse argument to stand, it would be the fact that Kaneki saw Arima as a father figure, and that’s only because it’s easy to accidentally let that leak into his role as an opponent. It’s hard to see his love for Kaneki as pure when he’s cutting his legs off in Cochlea, right?

But here’s the important thing about that: the manga actually addressed on multiple occasions that Arima himself struggled immensely with who he needed to be (a teacher, an enemy) and who he wanted to be (a friend, a caretaker).

He knew it wasn’t right that Haise saw him as such. He tried not to encourage it. But after 15 years of careful progress towards a revolution for ghouls and a lifetime of estrangement by his peers, Arima found himself genuinely loving and wanting to be closer to the person he was raising to be his killer.

Kanae eloquently said that the joy of life was “dying as ones-self”– a line that can be echoed in Arima’s death as well. He was finally able to be himself, to admit that he hated killing and hated himself for it (something that is fundamentally a result of the Washuu’s design tbh), but would die happy having known Haise, and happier still with the knowledge that Kaneki would live. 

So, how you choose to interpret Arima’s interactions with Kaneki are ultimately your decision to make, but I personally think pigeonholing one of the most complex and heartbreaking relationships in Tokyo Ghoul for both sides as “abusive” is nothing but a damn shame.

Films: Tip 2

The second list of transgender films with trans men on them (the first one is on all films besides documentaries). If looking for more stuff to watch, check out my other film tips too.

Becoming Chaz (2011)
Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono’s gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Boy I Am (2006)
A feature-length documentary that begins to promote dialogue about trans issues through a look at the experiences of three young transitioning FTMs in New York City–Nicco, Norie and Keegan–as they go through major junctures in their transitions.

A Boy Named Sue (2000)
Theo is a female-to-male transsexual. This film follows his six-year process of becoming a man. Among those affected by his change is his girlfriend Lisi who has to deal with what this change means to her.

The Brandon Teena Story (1998)
Documenting the tragic tale of a transgender man from rural Nebraska who was murdered after two locals discovered his female origins.

Deep Run (2015)
Cole, a young transgender Christian man, is growing up in rural North Carolina. With his girlfriend, Ashley, he faces significant challenges, including hostile family and church members, and crippling financial burdens.

Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999)
Monika Treut explores the worlds and thoughts of several trans-gendered individuals. Gendernauts enters a minority sector of San Fransisco culture.

Just Call Me Kade (2002)
The inspiring true story of Kade Farlow Collins 14, FTM transgendered, and living with an incredibly understanding family in Tucson Arizona.

Sexing the Transman (2011)
This intriguing documentary explores the sexuality of trans men and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male. Trans men and their partners divulge the most personal secrets of their sex lives in revealing conversations and intimate interviews. Some erotic scenes are shown.

Southern Comfort (2001)
Documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations.

Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen (2008)
The stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse trans men. Each man brings a colorful and complex richness as he describes his relationship to himself, as well as others in his life.

TransGeneration (2005)
A look at the lives of four college students undergoing gender transition, two of them FTM and two MTF.

Transparent (2006)
A documentary about 19 female-to-male transsexuals from 14 different states who have given birth and, in most instances, gone on to raise their biological children.

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Idk why all the falsettos headcanons are really lovey-dovey ideals of the relationships Bill Finn created. Not to offend anyone or anything like that, but the relationships in falsettos are MESSES and that’s why we love this musical, because it’s so REALISTIC with REAL PEOPLE. I just feel like the fandom is making it too cutesy, and I don’t even know if we’re talking about the same show? Like why would Marvin and Whizzer have tickle fights? Why would Whizzer and Trina be best friends? He had a fucking affair with her husband. Is it because some people are turning homosexual relationships into a novelty, because (you’re free to disagree, but) that’s how I feel. I think Bill Finn would be insanely uncomfortable if he saw that this is how people view his greatest and most complex work.

Okay, we need to talk about Legolas's mother

Since she is not mentioned by Tolkien, the Elvenqueen has been subject to us filling her in according to our own imaginations. While I do respect the creative freedom afforded to each in fashioning this character, there are some general trends for which I would like to offer alternatives.

The Elvenqueen is often depicted in fanart and fanfics as blonde, understandable considering Legolas possesses golden hair. However, unless Thranduil married a Vanyarin elf, which next to improbable considering all of them had sailed before the First Age, it is very unlikely that the Elvenqueen is blonde. Regardless of whether she is Sindarin or Silvan, the most common attributions of her ethnicity, she would most likely have dark hair, prevalent in both of these cultures. She might have had red hair if she hailed from the line of Feanor, but considering Oropher and Thranduil’s Doriathrim origin and disdain for Noldorin elves, it’s unlikely Thranduil would have married a descendant of the Kinslayers.

You might say, “But don’t Thranduil and Celeborn, Sindar elves, possess light hair?” Thranduil might have had an Vanyarin ancestor or his family line featured a genetic anomaly of golden hair, but the overwhelming majority of Sindar elves possessed dark hair. As for Celeborn, he possessed silver hair, indicative of his royal Telerin blood as he was a kinsman of Thingol. This would also apply to Cirdan the Shipwright.

Another problem I have with the Elvenqueen is her characterization. She’s often epitomized as this kind, magnanimous, and gentle lady. This depiction flattens her personality and causes her to be shallow. She is created in the mold of a perfect queen, wife, and mother, with little depth beyond those three positions. Her value and importance as a character are derived not from herself but from her relationship with her husband and son. This flawless presentation is boring, and I would urge adding imperfections and motives to create texture and complexities in an otherwise bland character.

One more problem I have is that the Elvenqueen died, most likely at Gundabad. Legolas’s breezy comment regarding her death in the movies is Peter Jackson’s attempt at cohesiveness. Gundabad is hundreds of miles north of Mirkwood, and given Oropher and Thranduil’s isolationism, it makes no sense for them to engage with Gundabad. The Elvenqueen could still be alive, though not necessarily present in Mirkwood.

These are my thoughts, gathered from what I understand about Tolkien’s writings. But then again, de gustibus non est disputandum.

Polaris ReTURN

Here on my day off would like to discuss something very important about my girl who finally returned (even though she’s been in several issues from different time of era and even from the future) to the prime timeline. I know there’s been plenty of threads on this but like mine, none :)

I think we all knew this was coming!!

A great moment from Lorna and Alexander to reunite after almost 6 years of their split. Did someone really think they would never meet again? Was this a bombshell? Definitely not for new readers. Therefore, I trusted her (@cullenbunn) and had no doubt the Bombshell is awaiting on the next Issue of X-Men Blue #9, #10, #11 and so. Overall, I have no problem seeing them on the same panel or working things out. I always thought she should be a Summers just like Jean.

Let’s begin with her major text that I can clear that out for you :)

I’m sure a myriad of questions were drifting throughout some new readers’ mind and may wonder what she means and for those who know may come up with speculations. Let’s go by the fact which can explain the major impact of her text where people can bitch and complain but all in all I’m really excited about her articulate speaking… really excited. At least Lorna has moments where she actually gets serious.

What’s wrong with her lines? Honestly though, that’s one of the most badass lines I ever heard. To those who don’t know, Polaris and Havok are one of the oldest and longest standing power couples in X-Men lore. I love all the character interactions and to just ignore their past and not have this couple seeing each other or on the same panel, would make no sense. Making her any different would be out of character. Havok fell in love with teammate Lorna Dane, better known as Polaris and after a brief time with the team they decided to retire and have a normal life. But this was never meant to be as the Marauders began attacking them. Because of that Lorna became possessed by the entity known as Malice, who forced her to attack the X-Men as the Marauders’ new leader. Alex had no choice but to fight her, with help from the X-Men. Havok spent some time in Genosha away from the X-Men again. Eventually accepted an offer to lead the second group of X-Factor, a government-funded mutant agency, of which Lorna was a member as well. They have been through thick and thin and survived the worst, especially Lorna.

Polaris and Havok have been through a lot while being separated for 6 straight years. So I’m sure there are some unfinished explanations that need to be addressed. Like Havok and Wasp, Polaris and Magneto, 2 groups of people that were trying to save the world in 2 different timelines. Again, Polaris and Havok are one of the longest standing power couples through the whole Marvel universe and that bond would make for some story fodder for a future film. Since the films handle Magneto’s powers so well, there might as well be two Masters of Magnetism. Polaris is one of the oldest X-Men characters yet to make an appearance in a film (only tv show), but let’s face it, it’s Lorna Dane’s lineage that make her potential inclusion in a future movie so compelling.

I didn’t really get the sense that they were done, honestly. They still obviously care about each other immensely, they just need and want to be in different places at this point in their lives. It was a weird “break-up” more of a let’s just cool off for a bit. Heck, Havok said he wanted Lorna with him when he was initially leaving. Lorna refused to leave with Alexander and stood leading the X-Factor’s team on her own. She has kept herself romantically distant since her return.

For a long time Havok joined the Uncanny Avengers while Polaris led her own team on All new X-factor. Both went on their own way and yes… Polaris was on her own and still is (she was not a “foil” to anyone). After Polaris pieced together her entire origin, they separated shortly after that and she was not seen with Havok ever since.

As much as I love both of them, it’s going to be interesting to see them work things out. I can’t think of a single relationship now in the Marvel Universe that is still together. Other than Cloak and Dagger, and that’s more cause their powers balance out. I mean, where’s the love, the commitment? It’s a very strange time in Marvel right now. I’ll be fine with her and Havok coming back together if he’s written well but this is not what the story in X-men blue is about.

The other important thing I would like to point out is… and I will repeat… her entry is badass! Everything about her is badass! You can’t deny she’s Magneto’s daughter. Not only I’m looking at how she erupted into the scene but also looking at some major subtext description.

Look at the description, LOOK AT IT and how delightful to know :)

Let’s not forget when she first appeared, she was introduced as Magneto’s daughter and for god’s sake, people need to be reminded for those who keep complaining that she’s “the forgotten daughter”. Well this time Marvel is going to assure people that she was not forgotten and that’s the book’s response.

I can’t come up with a lot of assumptions since this was the last page of the subject. The big event is yet to come where we will further see her description as Polaris aka Lorna Dane aka Mistress of Magnetism and yes… the daughter of Magneto because it’s the only family (parent) she has. Is crystal clear what Marvel wants is for those who don’t know (and keep bitching), that she is in fact the daughter of one of the most iconic, most popular and recognizable characters of the Marvel Universe and perhaps one of the most important. I can get the sense why some of you envy Lorna.

I literally don’t have a problem with Polaris and Magneto’s interaction. The dynamic relationship between a father and daughter is a complex one. I mean, don’t tell me nobody loves to see their interaction. Most of us wish to see this more often while some would like to use it to downgrade Polaris with the assumption of “Polaris only being a thin foil to Magneto or Havok”. Get your shit straight. Do you people like to see Polaris and Magneto interactions or do you not. That said, there are no room for assumptions. Let’s explore what takes place in her mind, emotions, and psyche through the powerful dynamics that occur between a father and a daughter. Is there anyone who disagrees with me?

Same with Polaris and Havok. I’d support Havok-Polaris because they come from way back. They’ve also become the couple most prominently featured in every adaption of the franchise. The two served together on three different incarnations of X-Factor, but their desire to be on different superhero teams eventually led to their breakup. When Havok left X-Factor to lead the Avengers Unity Squad, Polaris stayed behind and took control of the X-team. The two have yet to reconcile.

Since her separation with Havok, She has been allowed to appear in

  1. Marvel Now: All New X-Factor (2014)
  2. Axis: All New X-Factor (tie-in (2015)
  3. Secret Wars: Magneto Solo book (2015)
  4. Secret Wars: House of M (2015)
  5. Secret Wars: Inferno (cameo (2015)
  6. Secret Wars: X-Men ‘92 (cameo (2015)
  7. Battleworld: Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde (cameo (2015)
  8. Uncanny X-Men (cameo + where we discovered she was still alive. Also her name was briefly mentioned (2016)
  9. Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (IvX tie-in (2017)
  10. X-Men Blue (current (2017)

These are what I can count off the top of my head and in every single one of those series, Lorna has been mainly on her own. Of course, interactions are very important when it comes to stories. There will be times when Lorna will interact with her father because that’s her father. Same with Havok because that’s the love of her life and are (still) very deeply in love. What can you say about a couple that first met back in the ‘60s at the tail-end of the initial Silver Age X-Men run, and have been romantically involved for almost all of the time since then? A couple who split in 2012. I’m talking about 43 years on average, they weighed in on everything from how to find the right person to what keeps the spark alive. This is more of a hypocrisy for those saying “Polaris shouldn’t be with Havok” “Polaris shouldn’t be with her father” but those are the most interesting interactions if you ask me. From what I can see Lorna shouldn’t be with, or interact with, anyone. “They” claim that Lorna interacting with them will “destroy” or take “away” her characterization (nonsense). So they go along with their criticism but when Lorna wasn’t interacting with any of them and she was on her own (take All New X-Factor as an example) “they” were still criticizing and even wanted more. How hypocrite is that, right? They use excuses and expectations, but, after all, they are irrelevant.

Overall, the X-Men Blue #8 was spectacular, more than amazing. Lorna made a huge comeback and what’s literally in store for us is that we should wait without jumping to conclusions. Lorna is playing a huge part in the next few issues. Mark my word.

Lars is sooo fucking weird as a character because he’s the most complex human character in the show but the writers have done nothing to show character development.

Like so far we know that Lars:

-is horribly insecure
-feels like no one understands him
-wants to keep a “tough guy” persona
-cares about Sadie but doesn’t want to be public about it
-has a strained relationship with his parents and is struggling in school
-was friends with Ronaldo at some point!

So you would think a character with so many issues to him would develop in some way but instead his personality is stagnant. He’s nicer to Sadie which is good but I’d much rather SEE him being more open with Sadie. Or try to get along with the cool kids. Or make amends with Ronaldo. Like why put so much on this character if you’re just gonna make him as stagnant as all the other human characters in the show.

Is The White Princess Empowering? 

I love period dramas. Like most things in my life, I blame Xena for that. This past week I was able to watch a special screening of The White Princess through Refinery29. It was an interesting watch. I am not a fan of Phillippa Gregory’s interpretations of the women involved in the Wars of the Roses. However, I do often enjoy these types of shows because, despite it all, I know there are good acting and eye candy. The White Princess was no different and while I was watching it and listening to the Q&A after, I was thinking about how we tell the stories of women in history. Specifically as to how they choose to portray empowerment. This got kinda long, but I hope all my other history lady loving nerds will see where I’m coming from. I’m enjoying the show, but I just gotta call something out…

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necromancy-savant  asked:

I come across the word "love" between friends a lot in Shakespeare, and I always like how they can say they love each other in a platonic way. However, I've noticed that it's not uncommon among people I talk to to take this as a sign of romantic or sexual love. I don't want to be that guy and naively say that two men (it's usually men) aren't together, but I feel like I'd need more to go on. Am I wrong to think that these characters are more comfortable expressing platonic love more than we are?

The quick answer is yes. We know that in the early modern period (and before) men were more comfortable expressing their love for one another, because it was more socially acceptable to do so. It was completely normal for men to kiss, and hug each other in public, for instance. Shakespeare’s England was what is known as a ‘homosocial’ society, which is to say that (mostly non-sexual) same-sex relations between men were privileged socially, so for instance trade deals, and even marriages were often facilitated to improve the social relations between men.

This means, on some level, that there was a valorisation of same-sex relationships, and of perfect friendships, especially between men. The idea was that men, having a higher intellectual capacity than women(!), would be able to form a more perfect relationship with one another than a heterosocial relationship could ever achieve. In the language of the time (and before) these same-sex relationships were called ‘amity’, and you’ll find many examples of ‘perfect amity’ spoken of in contemporary literature if you look for it. 

The difficulty from a modern perspective is that these passionate relationships between men could be entirely non-sexual, but they could also include physical intimacy. For instance, in the case of Michel de Montaigne and Étienne de La Boétie, Montaigne explicitly denies ‘the license of the Greeks’ as ‘rightly abhorrent to our manner’, although he speaks ardently of his love for his friend. In Sir Thomas Elyot’s Boke named the Governour, on the other hand, there is the exemplary tale of amity which heavily implies that there is a sexual relationship between Titus and Gysippus, the two friends. There is the sense that friendship is treated as a spectrum up to and including physical intimacy; it simply isn’t as sharply distinguished as it is these days. But if we’re talking strictly Shakespeare, most depictions of male friendship tend to show the failures of amity because of relationships with women, because as a tradition it’s being displaced or because the nascent forces of capitalism are destroying the way generosity works. It’s not that Shakespeare doesn’t believe in same-sex relationships (far from it), it’s more that he doesn’t show much faith in the possibility of ‘perfect’ amity in a complex society (The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merchant of Venice are two of many examples).

What’s really remarkable about this period is the means by which these socially acceptable forms of homoerotic behaviour are distinguished from the illegal and morally problematised idea of ‘sodomy’. You see, most of the people engaging in same-sex intimacy would not have considered themselves sodomites, hence why James I could have eroticised relationships with his favourites while decrying sodomy and effeminacy. Sodomy was a narrow category that often treated the case of an older man forcing himself on a younger male of a similar social class (a master doing it to a servant was seldom legally challenged). Because of these various distinctions, and because of the blurry line separating friendship and sexual attraction there were remarkably few recorded legal cases of sodomy from the early modern period.

The basic contention in academia has been that sexual identity, like gender identity, is an ideological construct. It’s not that people don’t naturally experience sexual desire for someone who might be considered the same gender, it’s just the categorisation of such desires that is a social construct. So while it might not be correct to call an early modern person or character homosexual, by the same token, they can’t be called heterosexual either. 

I’m afraid that this won’t make things any easier for you if you’re trying to separate platonic relationships from sexual or romantic ones, because that enterprise is anachronistic by nature. But then it’s anachronistic on either side whether you’re trying to establish that two men are friends or lovers, since lovers can be friends (and to add to that the word ‘friend’ could mean lover). 

It burns, doesn't? [pt. 11]

Genre: Mafia!au (Mature) Fluff? Angst…so much angst. Violence and all that good mafia stuff.

Members: Jungkook x Yoongi x Namjoon x Jin x Hoseok x Jimin x Taehyung  Feat. Got7

Summary: Why am I hurting alone? Why am I in love alone?

authors note: /// means flashback ….nd omg it’s finally out. Im trying to try new gifs for characters highlighted chapters…

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| Prologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 |

The moment when one realizes that things will never be the same is bittersweet. As children we rely on the things around us to remain the way they are, our young minds don’t quite understand the concept of change yet we’re impulsive and oblivious to cause and effect. it’s human instinct to crave structure and stability, even if it’s through an illusion, even if it’s merely a reality we create for ourselves. The discovery of what’s perceived as happiness, joy, kindness, trust, and love are vague descriptions of our innermost feelings, those emotions are essential to growth. But for some, their lives are pages from a book torn up and discarded like trash, they feel emotions in a brutal way. Pain, jealousy, anger, sadness, envy, greed—it gets shoved into them, no warning or preparation. Suffocating them until it becomes a desperate means of solitude, the loneliness can be too much to bare really. Turning to materialistic comfort is a common response, as sad as it may be, it helped in some way. Such as cigarettes. You get an exhilarating sense of relaxation when you exhale, knowing it’s bad—when you hold it in your lungs, forcing your body take something so foreign, it’s feigning self-control. Through a tiny white stick he controls his pain and pleasure, through it he found solitude—it was more bitter than sweet.

Everything happened so fast. 

He didn’t know what he was going to do from here, it didn’t help that he hasn’t had a blink of sleep. A cigarette sat in the ashtray and he left his quarters to check on his men. Some of them were patching up the wounded, they even lost a few men, so the faint sound of weeping was heard at every other corner. How a man could look upon the friends of the people he let die wasn’t a natural talent, this type of inhumanity had to be formed. Those people just happened to be casualties, you win some, you lose some. 

People die under you, that’s one of the high prices you pay as the boss.

When it all comes down to it, the truth is, they signed up for this—if it’s for the boss, you risk it all…or not at all. They knew that when they joined.

Hoseok went AWOL last night, he came back early this morning but that was only to freshen up so he could go out again. He had speculations on Hoseok’s stance in all of this, hell, he has speculations about his own stance on the situation. Jin’s response to all of this was the most surprising, he was so levelheaded and prepared as if he orchestrated the whole thing. Jin had always been the sneaky type, not completely honest with everything but that was understandable. It’s not like he grew up surrounded by people he trusts. In order to survive, he had to keep his guard up. Jin managed to come in and set his own rules into play. He didn’t know whether to be thankful or furious about it.

Speaking of Jin, not even five minutes ago he called him to his office and he has yet to come. He likes to think of himself as a patient man but now is not the time to keep him waiting. The guy he sent came back alone. “Boss, he said he’ll be here in a minute.” He swallowed, Yoongi’s stare is far too threatening to not be nervous around.

He had the audacity to make me wait, unbelievable. It doesn’t matter whose the oldest in this relationship. This whole organization is on Yoongi’s back. He has to have an answer for everything, he has to know everything—he doesn’t take that lightly, he can’t afford to. He has to stay calm, no matter what, and that was an overwhelming responsibility sometimes, more than they would know.

“Tell him that I said I want him in here, now.” He was stern, eyeing the kid at the door.

“O-okay sir.” 

Like a puppy off to fetch a tennis ball, he ran off.

Yoongi grabbed the pack of cigarettes, his pale fingers pulling at the pack to slip out one of the white sticks. He didn’t rush, he secured it between his lips and held up to the white lighter. When it caught flame, he took a deep breath and exhaled, this was his third one today. Jin walked into the room, a look of impatience on his face.

Yoongi inhaled, taking another puff of the cigarette before saying anything. “You had a whole operation going down and when it’s over is when I find out.” He sat the cigarette in the ashtray. 

“How long has this been going on Seokjin? How long were you planning to leave me in the dark about this?”

Jin simply shrugged. “I didn’t make a decision any different than you would’ve. You should be thankful. Namjoon is on his knees, Jaebums gang is halfway in hiding and I have my little sister. Yoongi, you know how these things go.” He ran his hand through his locks, giving Yoongi a knowing look.

“No, I don’t actually. Enlighten me.” 

“If I wouldn’t have done what I did she’d probably be dead right now! You don’t understand Yoongi…Namjoon won’t stop, ever…He’ll keep trying to go after me and now her, and to be honest it’s partly your fault.” He sneered, not really caring if that pissed Yoongi off, it was true.

My fault? So I’m supposed to be your fucking savior or some shit? I didn’t know she fucking existed until Hoseok and Jimin brought her ass here. But that girl isn’t the problem, you are.” Yoongi grumbled, already fiddling with his favorite dagger to ease his stress—it wasn’t working. “Why are you doing this Jin?”

“Yoongi, do you not understand the concept of doing a bad thing for a good reason?” Jin was sort of tickled, amused at his robin hood philosophy.

“Yeah, I do. But it’s you who doesn’t seem to remember your role here. I made this group, from the ground up. I've carried it on my back since I was 18. I call the shots. Not because one day I thought, ‘oh you know what, I think I’ll be the leader today.’ No. Because I earned it, I earned the right to say what goes, not you hyung.” He sounded pretty irritated already. Jin was just waiting for him to be finished so he could get out of here. Yoongi is just blowing hot air, this was nothing he hasn’t heard already, he thought to himself.

“I really don’t know why you felt the need to interfere, I had it under control. He wouldn’t have killed the girl just yet, I knew that. I knew it the whole time. Kim Namjoon is still dramatic if you haven’t noticed, he’d put her through hell before you have to mourn her death.”

“I wasn’t gonna wait around for that to happen. I wasn’t wasting any more time if it meant leaving her with him any longer. She was second priority to you but not me. Namjoon had my little sister Yoongi, she’s not just some girl, she’s my flesh and blood and he knew that the moment he decided to keep her.” That very sentence appalled him, his stomach twisting in disgust. “He’s a weed—he’s cancerous, he needs to be cut out. And you can’t cut without causing a few abrasions.” Jin was serious, Yoongi knew all of those things to be partly true, but Namjoon used to be his best friend. Even now, Namjoon was almost the same, nobody really changed significantly. Jimin, Taehyung, Hoseok, they were all just like he remembered. Just more…broken. They can’t stand each other now. The feeling of hatred was more than mutual, friendship was a distant memory between the two gangs that once worked in harmony. “If it was your mother, you would’ve done the same thing Yoongi, maybe even worse.”

Yoongi gave him the dirtiest look, he knew not to bring her up, Jin was the only exception right now. 

“People were killed, on both sides. Two explosions in two highly populated mafia territories, we didn’t go unnoticed.” Yoongi kept his anger at bay, the cigarettes were working this time. He would never say it aloud but knowing Jin could execute a plan that was so complex and to do it without his knowledge, made him feel disrespected. 

“The police aren’t on our backs because of the relationship we have with the chief. Most arrests regarding our men, he let’s slide and I’d like to keep it that way.” Yoongi tapped the cigarette in the ashtray, a smirk coming to his lips, Jin wasn’t sure what he was thinking. “Seo will want more answers. He will start calling eventually, but I’m gonna tell him to take it up with you. You’re responsible for the mess anyway.”

“You’ve never been the type to back down Yoongi, don’t tell me you’re…scared?” Jin laughed, he literally thought that the mere thought was funny. To see Yoongi, the man with a never-changing expression, afraid of something? That was impossible. By the dark look in Yoongi’s eyes he realized now was no time to tease him. 

“Ugh-” He gasped. Before he knew it Yoongi was around the table and pressing a knife against his neck, an intense look on his face. “Yoongi.” Jin swallowed with some difficulty.

Min Yoongi wasn’t as still as water, not all the time. There are a few things you better not say or you will regret the moment you opened your lips.

“Let’s get one thing fucking straight, I don’t have a scared bone in my body Hyung, not one. I don’t fear anyone, not you, not Namjoon, not even my own maniac of a father who caused every mental and physical pain you could think of to his only son by the time I was fifteen…” Yoongi scoffed retracting the knife as Jin was almost at a loss for words. Yoongi scoffed. “You have some nerve. I suggest you drop this high and mighty attitude before this knife is through your neck, damn it.” He sneered.

He sighed, straightening up his freshly pressed suit. The visual image of what Yoongi threatened had him touch his neck subconsciously and cringe. “Yoongi, you’re tense, I understand that really I do. But just think about it, think about this group, think about the people involved…This is the game Yoongi, no one plays by the rules, you know that better than anyone.” Yoongi just stared at him, a stoic expression plastered on his face as Jin slowly exited out of the room.

He really did know that better than anyone—almost too well.

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Well….where to start?  I know it’s risky drawing conclusions on the basis of spoilers, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’m deeply disappointed with what I’ve seen of chapter 90.  Disappointed to the point of really not giving much of a fuck anymore. I’ve always said that I would stick around as long as Levi was living and breathing, but my greatest fear has always been that his character would be reset.  Without seeing the translation it’s too early to say if that’s happened, but the fact that an entire year seems to have passed since Erwin’s death and the annihilation of the Survey Corps makes me fear the worst. I mean seriously?  What the fuck? At the very least it looks like Levi has been sidelined, destined to always stand in the shadows looking miserable as sin. And no wonder, the plot, the pacing, and the characterisation have been a complete disaster for the last six chapters. Longer to be honest.  It’s hard to care anymore.  @zedsdead1001 already said how soul destroying it would be to see Levi written out with little care or characterisation. To see that happen would break my heart.

But but but! Even though my patience with the manga has grown as thin as the plot, even if I give up following new chapters altogether, I can’t see me giving up on Eruri any time soon.  We have 84 chapters of canon Eruri, two of the most complex and compelling characters I’ve ever read, and one of the most deeply moving adult relationships I could possible conceive of, and that’s more than enough to keep me here for a good while yet.  Also the Eruri fans.  What can I say?  The art, the porn, the fic, the memes, the salt.  You give me life.  Keep up the good work.  And never forget….Eruri is canon.

PS Thank you to everyone who sent me asks today, I’ll try and answer as many as I can.

anonymous asked:

Why do you like bulma & vegeta so much??????


Why do I like them so much?

I guess it’s a love that kind of grew through the years.

I grew up watching Dragon Ball as a little girl and I absolutely loved Bulma’s character from the start. She was so brave and intelligent, and yet at the same time, she could also be a bit silly, like any young teenage girl, which was something that made her very relatable as well.

Then there’s Vegeta, who’s a completely different story…

When he first appeared in the show, “Saiyan Saga” Vegeta scared the sh*t out of me, and I was still very much in love with Goku because I had always seen him as a “hero“ character watching DB. And yet, even though Veggie was a ruthless bastard at the time, he was also a great villain and a very charismatic character.

My opinion of him kept changing and evolving as I watched the “Namek Saga”, and I guess I eventually ended up finding him a much more interesting and complex character. And yes, his death was truly heartbreaking (both of them actually, the one at the hands of Frieza and the one where he sacrified himself for his family)…

I guess, overall, I love how Vegeta and Bulma have evolved and grown, both as characters and into their relationship. I had always thought Bulma would end up with Yamcha, until I saw these two interacting with each other, especially after the GR explosion, and I realized Bulma was the only one that would both stand up to Vegeta and take care of him. So I finally understood that these two were made for each other.

I admit my Vegebul love also grew when I really got into fanfiction, about a year and half ago now, and I discovered so many talented writers exploring this relationship in many different ways. I found it so interesting that I even got into writing myself (something I had only done a bit in my native language, and NOT in fanfiction).

I completely respect and enjoy other ships, but to me Vegeta and Bulma have the most interesting and complex relationship in DBZ, especially considering how much Vegeta has grown and matured through the years.

I can’t wait to see more Vegebul moments in Super, especially now that we have little Bra!

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Spock Imagine- Teach Me

You have had feelings for Spock for quite some time now, but you know those feeling if surfaced, would be considered taboo. Just a spritely cadet, has completely fallen for her instructor. Not unheard of, but this was Spock we are talking about. A creature of habit and a stickler for regulations, you saw no chance of ever getting him to budge. Yet you kept on because of selfish reasons. It drove you bonkers trying to determine what was appropriate and what crossed the line. You have the utmost respect for your instructors but something deep within you wouldn’t allow you to stop. 

Even if you couldn’t disseminate your feelings to everyone, you let those emotions fill the back of your mind. Your best friend and confidante Gaila was able to pick up on your little crush through context. She saw the little hidden exchange of smiles and the secretive glances. In your defense, you just wanted to know him better, to get an insight of his language you told her. She saw through your defensive remarks though. You were hopelessly in love after all. 

Spock wasn’t entirely innocent in this situation either. He favored you, despite his attempts to keep his class unbiased. How could he not though? You were the text book perfect student. All of your papers were beyond exceptional, and you actually were interested in your major. You are the only student to have upper level thinking. So he allows you to come to him with extra questions in private. Innocent right? It wasn’t until then that you thought maybe the feelings were reciprocated. 

So there you sit, your nose stuffed into a textbook but your mind wandering elsewhere. He sits at his desk grading papers with the greatest of attention. He mumbles Vulcan expressions under his breath. Little did he know you understood it all. Occasionally he would say something exceptionally critical, causing a small reaction from you. Stifling your giggles with your hand, he would peer up at you with a cock eyebrow and return to his papers. You would resume watching him from a distance. You loved watching him speak his native tongue. The way the worlds roll off of his tongue with such ease is settling to you. 

“Goodness (y/n), could you be any more obvious.” gala teases in orion. 

Spock’s attention is drawn away once again to listen closely to the girl’s conversation. You look to your friend with wide eyes, knowing that he knows Orion fluently. She flashes you a bright smile and returns to her work. Was she trying to destroy your cover? 

“At least he thinks my paper was good. He said yours was lacking.” you whisper back. 

To your detriment, you forgot that Vulcan’s have exceptional hearing. He stiffens in his seat signaling that he heard your comment. To make things worse, he now knows that you have a grasp on the Vulcan language. Deciding to not address the subject now, he once again returns to his work. Out of embarrassment, you slink in your chair to be as small as possible. A slip like that could have been the demise to your shared trust with Spock. Fortunately you were his favorite student. 

As the rest of the class files out of the room, braindead from a day full of studying, you attempt to collect your things as fast as possible. Despite your best efforts, you aren’t fast enough. 

“Cadet (Y/L/N), could I have a word with you?” his tone is seemingly calm. 

Approaching him with innocent eyes, you pray that he doesn’t bring up your comment to Gaila. He stands up, a sign of respect. The sudden contrast in height makes you feel like a little girl again. While you are not a short girl by any means, Vulcans are known for their strength and height. A situation like this could be viewed as intimidating if it was another student, but you had too much of a relationship with the instructor. 

“I would like to commend you on your paper. I found it exceptionally written, especially for a topic that can be found complex for most.” 

“Thank you.”

For a brief moment, you zone out in his deep eyes. For a person who is supposed to show no emotion, his eyes say so much. They have a certain depth to them, a depth you haven’t ever seen before. Stop. You should be paying attention to what he is saying. 

“I wasn’t aware of your knowledge of the Vulcan language. I suspect you have an adequate teacher to pick up on what I was saying.” 

“About that. I am sorry. It was completely unprofessional of me to be listening. It won’t happen again.” 

“Quite alright cadet.” he adds a compliment in vulcan.

“Nemaiyo Spock. Ish-veh tor sem-rik.” 

At first he looks shocked at your response. He didn’t expect you to be able to reply in such a fast response. Shock, although evident, turned to something better, something so rare that you couldn’t resist smiling. He was pleased. You could tell by the faint smile that tugs the corners of his lips up ever so lightly. At that moment, it took everything inside of you to not reach up and kiss him. But you refrained. He saw the look in your eyes though, but didn’t dare elicit a response. 

“It would be my honor to help you learn Vulcan in depth, if you so desire.” 

“I would like that a lot. A native speaker would be beneficial.” 

“See me after class tomorrow.” 

Butterflies grow in your stomach as you walk away. Did he just offer to help you, in private?

Overtime, you got to learn more of the language in depth, and subsequently more about him. He would relate little means behind words, which always had a correlation to a story. Getting to know the rather private instructor brings you great happiness. Maybe your feelings weren’t misplaced after all. 

Late one night, you sit there papers scattered about in front of you. A steaming cup of precious Vulcan tea in hand, you are scouring over reading material. Spock sits an arms length away reading a book of his own. As you glide over the words, you admire how beautiful the words look on paper. Then, you stumble over a word that you aren’t familiar with. 

“What is this word?” you ask handing over the book to him. 

“Ozh'esta. It is an old Vulcan tradition, much like the kiss Humans use as a token of affection.” 

“Ozh’esta.” you repeat, letting it roll off ur tongue.

For a moment, you revel in the thought of Spock kissing you. Even though you shouldn’t be thinking like that, there is a certain quality of taboo that you like. Its a rush, a natural high. 

“So it is intimate?” 


You reach back for the book, his fingertips grazing your own. The interaction, however brief, left you wanting more. Your better judgement told you no, but you let your heart take over. Stretching out your pointer finger, you glide it over his. You look to him for approval, almost like a little school child. 

“Like this?” 


Demonstrating, his index and middle fingers connect with your own and move in a circular motion. The action sent a shiver down your spine. With the brightest of eyes and an innocent expression, you look up to him. Perhaps this was a signal, or just your head talking but you decide to take a risk. Leaning in, you plant your lips lightly on his leaving a faint kiss. You didn’t get the reaction you were hoping for. 

“I’m sorry. Maybe I should just go.. it would be better if I wasn’t here. This wasn’t a good idea.” you ramble on. 

Frantically collecting your papers, you feel rejected. Putting yourself out there was a risk you were willing to take, but shouldn’t have. You tilt your head down to shield him from seeing the salty tears collecting in your eyes. 

“Bek-tor.” he grasps your hand. 

With a twinge of hope in your gut, you look to your instructor waiting for his next move. 

“Tra’ nam-tor rai vet du nam-tor vakstrik.” he pauses.

“But.” you interrupt. 

“I am your instructor. There are rules for a reason (y/n).” 

“So. Shaya wuh to-go k’ me.” you whisper. 

You bravely take a step toward Spock. He can feel your hands tremble as you decrease the distance. Going into this private tutoring, all you hoped for was a friendship with Spock. Now, you wanted nothing more than to call him yours. Something so close in reach is dangerous. Taking one step closer, your hand falls to his chest. As your eyes meet, you can feel the electricity run between the two of you. 

“Tor du…. nah-tor me don wish-veh?” 

Your lips devilishly close to his, breath swirling around his neck. He nods slightly, pulling you closer however impossible. 


You stand on your tiptoes and eliminate all of the space between your faces. His kiss is ardent but meaningful, the exact opposite of what you anticipated. Knowing vulcans to be extremely reserved, you expected him to be the docile one but that was not the case as his hand falls to your waist. His touch is colder than you expect, another cause for the chills. Your head starts to spin out of joy, a sensation you haven’t ever felt before. 

“Sem-rik.” you mumble against his lips. 

Perhaps you weren’t crazy after all. Clearly the feelings are reciprocated, but that comes with a whole new set of challenges. No one could find out. A forbidden attraction if you will. Despite the overwhelming number of cons to this situation, you continue. Tugging at the zipper on his jacket, you shoot him a devilish smirk. His appreciation for the Human race just increased infinitely. 

i don’t wanna be that person but the shades of magic trilogy had been 19283 times better if kell had been a girl. trans or cis, i don’t care. 

if v.e schwab had made kell a girl we would have a girl as one of the most powerful magicians in the shades of magic universe. a female character with the complex background, with angst and trauma

her and rhy’s relationship wouldn’t be any different. instead of brothers, they would be siblings who are ready to give up everything for each other

& the kell/lila storyline can still happen. i want my antari girlfriends!!!!my thief & pirate girlfriend falling in love with master kell, sister to the crown prince of arnes, one of the last antaris. my two girls! !  power couple ! !! two strong sapphic female characters ! strong magicians ! complex and different ! falling in love ! 

and the line “[lila] was a thief, a runaway, a pirate, a magician. she was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying. she was still a mystery. and [s]he loved her” 
it is perfect and beautiful & i really wish kell’s character had been a girl