this is clearly a work relationship

Tobias: You. Stupid. Ass. Nathaniel. I come from work and learn that our house was on fire and you decided to play hero all over again.

Nate: I get that you’re mad at me, I’m sorry. But I really had to help Dain with the fire, otherwise I’d put everyone else in danger. You should’ve seen everyone… they were in terrible panic! No one could think clearly, and if you remember, there’s only elders and children in our house besides us.

Tobias: But you nearly got badly burned. What if something worse happened to you? What if…

Nate: You’re selfish, Tobias, you know this? 

Tobias: Yeah, I do. And I’m freaking proud of you. 



Because I love this child and he needs more love, especially his relationship with Yuuri ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

While Phichit is an incredibly friendly lovable cinnamon roll, he won’t stand for anything threatening his best friend Yuuri, even if the threat happens to be someone Yuuri loves. Yuuri clearly adores the Victor he knows now (just as much as he idolized the distant figure in the past), but Phichit won’t forget how much Victor hurt Yuuri in the past, unintentional or not.

I headcanon that on top of being a skilled figure skater, Phichit is an academic genius who skipped grades and entered college in Detroit super early where he met Yuuri, which explains their long acquaintance despite the age difference. He is very, VERY protective of Yuuri. I’ll put up a more detailed headcanon post later (and if there’s interest, possibly prequel comic of pre-YOI anime Detroit college days).

Also, extra:


Can we talk about about that last Sanvers scene a little bit more?  Because yes we talked about the sexual tension and Oh! My! God! it is out of this world. But can we talk about how respectful Maggie is ?

Let me explain :

Maggie is clearly  restraining herself from touching Alex (arm crossed…). Her body language screams her will to touch the woman she loves and almost lost. So why aren’t they all over each other already you might ask?

Well, they are at Alex’s work. Alex might be out to the people close to her, but probably not to the whole DEO? Why would they know about her relationship?  

And I get it, I totally get it. We’ve all wonder whether or not to be out in our place of work. We’ve all been scared of the consequences, the judgments, the changes… It is obviously not Maggie’s decision to make. So she waits. She waits for Alex to be ready. She waits for her to do the first move.

And Alex did the first move. And not just a simple move, she puts her arm around Maggie clearly and proudly showing her love.

So yes, this scene is shining in sexual tension, but the respect, the wait for Alex’s consent that Maggie have in this scene is what’s getting me emotional.

I think this scene mark a new step in their relationship. Let’s remember that outside of the missions, we’ve only seen them at Alex’s or at the alien bar (aka their “safe space”) but we never really saw them in public. And for the first time at the DEO, on those stairs, a place that everyone in the DEO can see, Alex comes out and show to her whole world that Maggie Sawyer is hers.

So yes we can complain about how short and rushed the Sanvers scenes are, but the evolution of their relationship is so slow, intense and healthy, it is giving me life.

Mr. Min - Chapter 03

Description:  Your CEO caught your attention the first day you started your new job and it seems the attraction is mutual.  Too bad he’s only interested in a relationship that benefits him.

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader x Jungkook

Genre: Smut and Angst

Word Count: 26,490 (whoopsy doodle)

Warning: Dom!Yoongi, abusive elements, breath play, punishment, a lot of demeaning names, high levels of assholery

Prologue - Ch 01 - Ch 02 - Ch 04 - Ch 05

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Zodiac Cancer Love Matches

Aries: Ruled by the Moon, Cancer can often be too sensitive for Aries, taking their comments and actions too seriously. There needs to be give and take on both sides. Taurus: Little by little, these two reveal more of themselves to each other, and can build a deep loving connection. Beauty and the good life – it’s an affair that can go all the way. Gemini: Generally, values are different for these two, which can exclude a passionate lifetime connection. But, if a strong friendship is formed, they can overcome just about anything. Cancer: These two caring Cancers can snuggle up all year long. They love entertaining, setting up home, shopping and anything luxury. An unshakable relationship, there values are aligned,emotional and material security. Leo: This match can work, but not without compromise. Leo is clearly the boss, but Cancer will often have the last say. A sincere love can oversee any challenge. Virgo: When there is love and attraction, this is an extremely solid relationship. Both have strong values and do not take their commitments and responsibilities lightly. Libra: These two can either boost or squash each other. They both have a love for culture and beauty and when their worlds align, it can work. Scorpio: These two water signs talk the same language. Love, passion, and lifestyle. A deep bond of sharing, caring and mutual support. Devoted! Sagittarius: There can be differences, and when the crab is hurt they pull down the shell, sometimes never to come out again. Compromises will need to be made, and a strong friendship is a good foundation. Capricorn: Opposite signs, but both there is understanding and respect. Without too much interference from the other, this is an optimistic match. Aquarius: Cancer feels with their heart and Aquarius thinks with their head. Nothing is impossible, but there are challenges between these two signs. Pisces: Both water signs; there is a natural and beautiful spiritual connection. It’s soul-to-soul love that can last a lifetime.

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This is a master post for my Doctor!Castiel and Firefighter!Dean AU

  • Side blog for the AU will be coming soonnnn
  • Updates around every week (no promises tho)
  • Also some of these links may not work on mobile because the app is a butt

Last Updated: November 11th 2016 

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  1. Firefighter!Dean and Doctor!Cas introduction
  2. When it comes to finding excuses to see one another, Dean isn’t the only one who’s purposely careless during his job
  3. When Dean comes to see Cas, St Garrison’s Hospital becomes a little more interesting. However, less productive.
  4. The interns at St Garrison’s Hospital
  5. Dean and Cas’ relationship isn’t really moving forward. Gabriel tries to help out, even when it’s clearly not appreciated
  6. Sam Winchester, the brother of the annoying firefighter  
  7. Jo and Charlie
  8. Dr. Sexy - [Part 1] [Part 2]
  9. Bobby Singer
  10. Flowers for Cas
  11. It’s not a date - [Part 1][Part 2][Part3][Part 3 Bonus][Part 4]
  12. Gabriel’s brilliant plan
  13. When Gabe met Sammy 
  14. Nurses are unmerciful creatures  
  15. Flirting 101 
  16. A Safety Demonstration 
  17. How did Nick come to be called Lucifer? 
  18. Dean and Cas’ not-date - [Part1]
  19. Cas isn’t exactly a poet 
  20. Cooking with Jimmy ☆

Stand-alone Images

  1. Cas visits Dean at the firehouse
  2. Dorky Doctor and his Nerdy Firefighter
  4. Normal day for Firefighter!Dean and Doctor!Cas’ 
  5. Jimmy t-shirts
  6. Y’all best not be sinning

fanart of the au that i diD not deserve by some of these cute noodles

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  2. consulting-mutt
  3. sketchydean (1) (2)
  4. void-bee
  5. kapchashenzi
  6. candiedstars
  7. thickmisha

A lot of people have given Garnet grief for some perceived hypocrisy in the above screenshots.  Sure, Garnet says this now that she’s being lusted after by some creepy mailman, but back when Ruby and Sapphire first met all it took was chasing a frog and two minutes of singing for it to be twu wuv foreva.  And let’s not forget that Greg fell head over heels in love with Rose within five minutes of meeting her.

But Rose and Greg, in that respect, were redeemed in “We Need to Talk”.  That episode showed clearly that, while Greg and Rose may have become infatuated when they first met, it took real work and a lot of talking before they were able to form a proper relationship.  “The Answer” featured none of that, and a lot of viewers seemed to feel cheated.

I think that’s a bit unfair.  Partly because I think it was pretty clear that the events in “The Answer” took place over some time, maybe days, maybe weeks, but considering the lifespan of Gems it could easily have been months or years before Ruby and Sapphire decided to fuse again.  In addition, after “The Answer”, Ruby and Sapphire had five thousand fucking years to get to know each other and build a relationship.  And most of all, because Ruby and Sapphire did get their own version of “We Need to Talk”, and it was called “Keystone Motel”.

Okay, right off the bat, this is my favourite episode of “Steven Universe” so far, hands down.  Because I’ve seen some kids’ media handle similar themes as “We Need to Talk” (”Beauty and the Beast” is a great example); the themes of realising someone isn’t who you think they are, and that you’re falling in love with them.  Sometimes the characters start out infatuated, sometimes they start out hating or fearing each other, but by the end they’re in love.  It’s not an uncommon story.  But I don’t think I’ve seen any such stories touching on what we see in “Keystone Motel”.  

“Keystone Motel” is exactly what Garnet was talking about in the first two images; it’s about how a relationship takes fucking work.  

Ruby and Sapphire are an established couple.  They are committed, devoted, and deeply in love.  And they are fucking pissed at each other.  Ruby feels that her feelings are being ignored and devalued.  And Sapphire feels that she must put her own pain aside for the greater good, and can’t understand why Ruby can’t do the same.  Neither of them is wrong, but neither of them is right either. Their inability to reconcile these emotions are what leads to Garnet un-fusing.  So yes, the couple literally has a fight so furious that they separate.  And they both talk about how infuriating the other can be, and how useless it is to talk to them sometimes.  

But they work it out.

They talk.  Sapphire realises she’s been ignoring Ruby’s feelings, treating her anger as though it wasn’t legitimate.  Ruby realises that she’s been letting her rage and pain carry her away, forgetting that Sapphire has her own way of expressing her emotions.  They realise that they’ve both made mistakes, are both expressing their feelings of hurt and betrayal in their own way, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.  And through it all, despite being angry, and irritated, and in pain…they still love each other.  

A couple does not have to be sunshine and rainbows and lovey-snuggle-bunnies 24/7.  You can be angry with someone, hurt by their behaviour, find them annoying as all fuck…but still love them.  And you can still work out your problems, if you’re willing to communicate and put in the effort.  

How many times do we see that in any show or movie, let alone one for kids? And how valuable, how powerful is this lesson?  How important is it to teach that sometimes relationships take work, and sometimes that work comes hand in hand with pain.  But if you love each other, if you listen, if you respect your partner for who they are…then you can come through it all the stronger.  

I fucking love Garnet. Because Garnet represents one of the very, very few examples in popular culture of a healthy relationship.  And that is so fucking important that I do not have words to express it.

Yuri On Ice and Toxic Masculinity (or Lack Thereof)

fancyass title but I just feel that it’s so obvious yuri on ice was written and directed by two brilliant, brilliant women?? like I was not surprised AT ALL to learn that kubo was a woman even though she used to produce work under a male pseudonym, because the content was so clearly NOT the kind of toxic, objectifying material that’s produced when men think they know what the audience wants to see but is actually just projecting their own stereotypes and fantasies

there’s fanservice in yuri on ice, no shit (ep 1 victor in the onsen is a screaming hint already) but it’s never gratituous or objectifying. the director and writer know what the audience would like to see but don’t put their own fantasies over artistic integrity. and there’s no toxicity in victuuri’s relationship, even though it would have been SO EASY to fall back on usual yaoi tropes of seme/uke, and there’s already a clear power imbalance at the start where victor is presented as being in control while yuuri doesn’t have his shit together. What I love about YOI is that instead of taking that easy way out and running with it, stretching the power imbalance even further, they made the effort to go the EXACT OPPOSITE WAY and subvert those tropes so that victuuri evolves to become a healthy and loving relationship between equals. There’s no sense of who’s ‘the man’ in the relationship, or who’s wearing the pants (lbr, neither of them). yuuri becomes a seductive power on ice and gradually more assertive and open off ice, and victor nikiforov isn’t some mysterious, unreachable idol, he’s a fool in love and happier than he’s ever been in his life.

idk, just seeing this is so amazing when it’s so rare to see pairings or even general stories in both eastern and western entertainment that are healthy and good and pure and still tell a fantastic story, and on top of this it’s a QUEER relationship which comes with even more trappings and stereotypes

so I really applaud kubo and yamamoto for everything they achieved, for the vision they had, and for the love that they poured into this project, for never taking the easy way out

and this is something women creators seem to have more in hand. I know it’s not always the case but I’ve noticed that the 'male gaze’ camera and its literary/comic equivalent happens less with women creators because surprise surprise no one wants to be objectified like that, especially women!!! and something specific to yoi but also a more of a trend among women creators than male creators is that the relationship is…deeper? it’s not just about the sexual tension but also all the other moments in between, not necessarily romantic but always emphasising respect and communication and trust, and learning to live with each other’s flaws, which is a much more realistic depiction of actual relationships

tl; dr basically women creators do amazing things and we should put them in charge more often

I love how Viktor and Yuuri compliment each other and act as foils of each other. I kinda spoke about this in my case for submissive Viktor and dominant Yuuri, but this is more my interpretation of the emotional side of their relationship? Anyways! (Link is nsfw, btw.)

The first time we see Viktor and Yuuri interact, Viktor is played off as this flirtatious, suave sex god, and don’t get me wrong, that boy is smooth as silk, he knows he’s pretty and clearly knows how to work his attractiveness. Meanwhile Yuuri is presented to us right away as a shy, soft boy who is easily flustered, and again, he is all of those things. What interests me is what we learn about the two of them as the show moves on. 

In the first episode or two, I was lead to believe that Viktor could be a slick playboy type character, the handsome suitor from Yuuri’s “eros” story. But as the show progresses, it becomes more and more clear that Viktor is honestly… just… a big romantic softie? Like, he fell head over heels for Yuuri that night at the banquet, so all of his flirtation with Yuuri upon arriving in Japan was a result of Yuuri flirting with him FIRST. This dynamic shift is so awesome to me, because we all thought that Viktor was initiating everything, but his flirting was reactionary the whole time. And we thought that Yuuri was a blushing innocent flower but! That boy can work a stripper pole like a pro!

I love that neither of them are how they seem at a glance, and they’re so full of so many layers. Like yes, Viktor knows how to be a charmer, but he’s so soft and romantic on the inside. It makes me wonder if he’s had an opportunity to be this soft with anyone before–all evidence suggests that with Yuuri, he’s allowing himself to be that way for the first time. Meanwhile Yuuri is soft and shy and easily flustered, but he clearly also has a lot of raw sexuality that it just takes a little nudge to bring to the surface. 

I just love their dynamic so much, because they draw each other’s defining qualities out of each other, which results in them becoming more comfortable with being themselves… both sides of themselves. I love that our first impressions of them aren’t necessarily wrong–they’re true! To a certain point, at least. But they don’t have to be static versions of themselves, they’re allowed to be multifaceted and explore the parts of themselves that they don’t let other people see very much. I want to see more of Yuuri’s growing sexual confidence, and more of Viktor learning what it’s like to be genuine and soft and in love. It’s just such a beautiful, mutually beneficial and healthy dynamic, I can’t get over how much I love it. 

(anime/yuri on ice blog: @viktorkatsuki)

Work the the UK paperback edition of Course of Love by Alain de Botton

I feel so thankful to have drawn for this and happy to see my images accompany de Botton’s insight into human relationships. Here’s one of my my favorite passages: 

What makes people good communicators is, in essence, an ability not to be fazed by the more problematic or offbeat aspects of their own characters. They can contemplate their anger, their sexuality, and their unpopular, awkward, or unfashionable opinions without losing confidence or collapsing into self-disgust. They can speak clearly because they have managed to develop a priceless sense of their own acceptability. They like themselves well enough to believe that they are worthy of, and can win, the goodwill of others if only they have the wherewithal to present themselves with the right degree of patience and imagination.

anonymous asked:

I don't understand why Brian has to have an open relationship why can't he just commit to Justin ??



[Benj Pasek and Justin Paul] clearly knew the background of the relationship and the characters… I felt very lucky to sing it, and I think it did a lot of the work for me, in a way. It did feel special to shoot. No one had heard the song yet, no one had heard me sing it. Candice had never even heard it. She was in tears after the proposal in the rehearsal. It got a round of applause from the crew, which doesn’t happen. It was a special episode for everybody.
—  Grant Gustin, on shooting Runnin’ to You
Tip #3: All or nothing.

For an entrepreneur, especially solo entrepreneurs, it’s not possible to have other priorities while working on your businesses.

At least, that’s how things are. The only way things can work is if everything, every aspects of your life can align to fit the business. Whether this is relationships or hobbies.

So for example, if you have a relationship,  you have to make sure the relationship is helping your business. And if you pursue a hobby,  you have to clearly evaluate whether it’s empowering you or making you feel like you’re constantly working really hard to pursue this life balance thing that people call.

In reality, people in business can not have a life balance especially people who run their own stuff.

At least, that’s how I think it works with entrepreneurship. What are your thoughts?

However, it goes with anything in life, you have to go all in or not at all. They say the most dangerous people are those who are super good at one thing.

Originally posted by autumnsoulss

The Path to SD Riches

Once you begin to look at Sugaring as you would a business, you can clearly divide it into different sections that are each meant to accomplish specific things:

  1. Finding your dream Sugar Daddy. (online or off.)
  2. Engaging – How to communicate with your [prospective] Daddy.
  3. Agreeing – How to create an agreement that works for you both.
  4. Managing the relationship so you both get your needs met.

These four steps have lots of little mini-steps inside them, but when you can track each step, you can know where ‘things break down’.

Are you getting no appointments or messages or conversations? If that’s the issue, finding and engaging is your problem.

Are you getting appointments but somehow not getting agreements or cash?

Then you need to figure out exactly what isn’t working in that step and optimize your process until you do.

If you get past that, maybe the long-term connection isn’t working for you in some way. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and sometimes they are much easier to fix than you might imagine.

If any of these aren’t working how you want and you can’t figure out what is wrong or how to change it, get help.

"Did You Know..."

Shawn Mendes
Words ~ 376
Warnings ~ Non
Summary ~ Annoying friends is fun.
I like how I complain about being tired and how I couldn’t think of anything to write, then suddenly get about seven ideas for stories XD I hope you guys aren’t getting sick of me tonight :P

“Did you know…” Que and Shawn groaned as they mentally prepared themselves for yet another useless fact I was about to throw at them, “…that kissing strengthens the immune system.”

“Everyone knows that.” Que mumbled not lifting her eyes from the magazine she was reading. She was getting annoyed, I could tell by the way she squinted her eyes whenever I made the smallest sound.

“I didn’t know that.” Shawn grinned up at me with his head resting on my lap, clearly lying to make me feel better, but mostly to annoy Que even more. Both worked. God their relationship was amusing; they didn’t hate each other per se, but they also didn’t like being in each other’s company either.

“Want to test it out.” I joked as I ran my fingers through his hair again, pushing the loose strands away from his face. I didn’t actually expect him to take that horrible excuse of a pick up line seriously.

“Sure.” He winked at me before grabbing the back of my neck somewhat forcefully, pulling me down until our lips crashed together. The kiss was surprisingly slow and controlled, full of lingering pauses, which was odd considering Que was in the room. Normally when Shawn was trying to gross her out by kissing me, the kiss would be quicker and more heated than this.

Que let out another groan when she saw us, “Guys, seriously? I’m right here!”

I giggled at her comments and broke away. Shawn’s lips chased after mine, only to quickly capturing them a few seconds later. My neck was already starting to hurt from the awkward angle he held me in. Shawn must have sensed this as he rose up on one arm, taking away some of the strain.

Shawn slipped his tongue against mine, smirking as if he knew Que had reached breaking point. Grabbing the pillow from the back of the computer chair she sat on, she lobbed it in our general direction, hitting the back of my boyfriend’s head with a loud thump.

He pulled away and turned to look at her, “What the hell was that for?”

Que muttered some incomprehensible response under her breath before walking out the room, probably to go downstairs and eat my food.

“Alright then.” Shawn shrugged, cutting off my laughter by bringing me back for another round of kisses.

anonymous asked:

Y'know, I'm not even a huge fan of Lapidot (although I prefer it over 4m3//d0t), but even I - someone who usually can't recognize romantic moments between characters - could tell that something is brewing between Lapis and Peridot. Where do you think their relationship will go from here?

Thanks for the message, Anon - it’s always nice to hear that people who don’t even ship Lapidot can clearly see it :)  It just goes to show how well-written it is and how apparent the romantic undertones are.

As for where they’ll go from here… good question.

We’ve seen them flirting, being domestic, Peridot being protective of Lapis, working as a team, arguing… and now Peridot being tender, caring and comforting to Lapis.

I think two things are next, but I couldn’t say in what order they’d occur.

1.  Lapis comforting and/or protecting Peridot.

We’ve seen Peridot doing this a lot for Lapis now.  However, from Lapis’ side, we’ve only seen her protect Peridot from the Roaming Eye.

Perhaps Lapis could step up and defend Peridot again?

I’d really like to see her actually comfort Peridot though.  Peridot has been through so much, and people have a tendency to forget about it - being stranded on earth in fear for her life, checking on those awful forced-fusion experiments as well as the Cluster itself, being willing to let the earth get torn to pieces by the Cluster, being pursued and then captured by the Crystal Gems, betraying Yellow Diamond and possibly having to face the consequences for that…

How does Peridot feel about all this?  We don’t know - because she’s bottling it all up.  And one day, it’s going to erupt.  I believe that if/when this happens, Lapis will be there for her and will show her the tender lovingness that she has shown Lapis.

And, also…

2.  Fusion!

C’mon, this is going to happen and we all know it is.

I wrote a while back about the possibility of them fusing accidentally - because at the time of writing that (just before Gem Harvest), neither Peridot nor Lapis seemed to be ready for fusion.  This would also be yet another parallel with Rupphire.

I still think that this is a valid possibility.  However, another idea has presented itself now that Room For Ruby has aired - that it won’t be accidental and that they’re going to attempt it together properly, rather than it occurring by accident.

We’ve seen time and time again that Peridot and Lapis are discovering the earth together, and this idea was very much at the forefront of Room For Ruby.  There was some interesting dialogue between Lapis and Peridot in this episode, about “trying it together”, “we might be good at it” (when discussing possibly teaching Navy) - with Lapis eventually agreeing on the proviso that they “take it slow”.

Now, this dialogue could easily be put into a scenario where they’re discussing anything unfamiliar - and, in particular, fusion.

Peridot has unsuccessfully attempted fusion once before, with Garnet; but she decided against it at the last second.  I have to wonder if a big part of this withdrawal of consent was down to the fact that she didn’t know Garnet.  She was trying to understand Garnet by fusing with her… but is that a good basis for a fusion?  Not necessarily - and I think, deep down, Peridot knew this.

Now, though, which Gem does Peridot know and understand better than anyone else?  Who has she got by far the strongest bond with?


So, Peridot would probably be happy to fuse with Lapis on this basis.

Now, she knows all too well about Lapis’ past trauma.  But another key theme of Room For Ruby was the idea that “things take time”.  Lapis and Peridot have been living together for quite some time now, and I feel like Peridot has been starting to “heal” Lapis during this time.  Room For Ruby showed us that Lapis still has a way to go - but I think that forming a fusion with Peridot might be one of the best things Lapis could do, eventually

I think she’d reluctantly agree to slowly try fusion (more-or-less how she reacted to teaching Navy) because she cares so much about Peridot and she knows Peridot also cares so much about her - and so their fusion would be “made of love”, not born from hatred like Lapis’ previous fusion.  Getting to experience a “real” fusion with the Gem who she’s the closest to would help Lapis to realise that fusion can be a beautiful thing if it’s with someone who you love.  Then when she thinks “fusion” in the future, she might eventually think of her fusion with Peridot rather than her traumatic time as Malachite.

Malachite won’t ever go away, but at least if Lapis experiences a loving fusion with Peridot in the future instead of this previous hate-fuelled one, it’ll help to heal some of the pain.

I know everyone loves the thought that Maggie knows that Kara is Supergirl because Kara is the least smooth and Maggie is a detective, but I offer another possibility. 

Maggie has shown that she doesn’t ‘detect’ quite so clearly when personal feelings are involved - she definitely wasn’t expecting Alex to kiss her, she didn’t get why Alex said they weren’t friends, etc. 

Alex and Supergirl are obviously very close - the kind of closeness that comes from knowing each other for years, they work around each other with ease, they obviously care about each other very much. 

So I offer this possibility - Maggie doesn’t figure out that Kara is Supergirl because she’s a bit jealous of their relationship and can’t see past that to use her detecting skills. 

So when she is told, she just sort of stares at Kara for a few minutes before breaking down into slightly hysterical laughter because oh my god, she had thought that Supergirl and Alex had some history, not grown up together. 

I just. I really want a couple of scenes with Maggie not quite able to put her finger on the relationship between Alex and Supergirl and being a little more handsy than usual to make a point - not much, but cheek kisses, lingering touches, hands slipped into back pockets, and most importantly, whispering sweet (and not so sweet) things in Alex’s ear to make her blush and smile - and not realizing that she’s not warning Supergirl off, she’s actually making her want to bleach her brain because ew that’s her sister.

Jackie & Hyde Theory

Okay so anyone who watched That ‘70s Show knows the last season was an abomination and absolutely not how the real creators wanted the show to end. It was like a bad fever dream really. But since I reject the last season (and the end of season 7 tbh, I stop re watching before Jackie and Hyde breakup again every time) I was thinking and I have a theory of how it really would have ended for them.

I feel like Jackie and Hyde would have ended up together – CLEARLY ENDGAME – and anyone who doesn’t think they would have worked clearly hasn’t paid any attention to the most stable and loving relationship on the show – Red and Kitty. Jackie and Hyde in “Acid Queen” are basically them, just with a little more obsession with money and makeup for Jackie and distrust of the US government for Hyde. But Hyde is a total grump who always pretends to say no to whatever Jackie wants but then caves eventually, just like Red and Kitty. Jackie brings out a more loving side in Hyde who refuses to admit to having basic human emotions, just like Kitty does with Red. Both Red and Hyde have difficulty saying “I love you” but it’s somehow still no secret that they love the women they’re with more than anything. And while Hyde and Red both seem to be stereotypical “I-wear-the-pants-here” type men in their relationships, they’re both clearly controlled by the women they love and will (however reluctantly) do anything for them. There’s a really nice balance in both relationships.

They wouldn’t have been exactly the same but I know that Jackie and Hyde ending up together would have completely made sense, and that it would have lasted just like Kitty and Red.

Okay that’s all, I’m clearly very bitter about not getting to see Jackie and Hyde end up together. I just pretend the show got canceled halfway through season 7 and everyone is just hanging out in the basement as usual, Jackie and Hyde bickering while still completely in love.

One of my issues with Crazy Ex Girlfriend is not with the show itself but how people talk about it. A big talking point for the past season has been to say “the show is not about shipping, it’s not about who Rebecca ends up with, it’s about her personal journey” which yeah! is fucking awesome! especially since it’s important to have narratives for women that don’t revolve around men or marriage being the ultimate end goal. 

However, when non mentally ill people start saying this sort of thing, it can get to sounding pretty unfortunate, especially when people imply that Rebecca is too “crazy” for a relationship, that she can’t do anything until she “fixes herself” and finds her own happiness. Which is like… okay, I see what you’re saying, but Rebecca’s backstory clearly implies that she WAS working on herself back in New York, focusing on her career, going to therapy, and taking meds, which are all things that mentally ill people are supposed to do instead of pursuing a relationship. And she STILL wasn’t happy. So yeah, maybe happiness doesn’t lie in a relationship with Josh or Greg or Nathaniel but is she just supposed to be like single for the rest of her life until everything is perfect and her mental illness is completely cured? Because that doesn’t happen my dudes!