this scene is accurate as hell

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The new secret trailer includes a shitton of great stuff. Forge security is there in full, complete with IBM particles flooding the room. We’re going to see Tanaka’s torture. It also sure as hell looks like we’re getting the fried chicken scene.

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You guys may not like Esme, but she’s high-key one of the best mental health stories Degrassi has ever told. I am continuously impressed with her arc. So far it is more accurate than any of the mental illnesses shown during TNG (Craig, Eli, etc.) and more consistent than any of the other mental illness stories during NC (Miles, Maya, Hunter). Most of those characters were written to be more like-able but they also got help/treatment much sooner (most of them within only a couple of episodes after they started showing symptoms). 

Degrassi has a long history of inaccurate or inconsistent mental health story lines - whether it’s the eating disorders that magically go away within 2 episodes, or the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression that only appeared when the entire episode was going to revolve around those illnesses. But in almost every single scene Esme has been in since she came onto the show, she has shown consistent symptoms of a personality disorder. Hyper-sexuality, mania, rage issues, suicidal tendencies, fear of abandonment, etc. are all symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and she displays them in every single episode. Hell, in her first scene she displayed impulsive behavior (cutting off her hair) and then Miles immediately became her FP (favorite person, a term used in the borderline community). 

You don’t have to like her on a personal level (although I really don’t think you should hate her either) but you should at least be able to appreciate her character from both a creative and psychological point of view. Creatively, because of how well she is written and acted. Psychologically, because of how accurately she portrays the symptoms of untreated mental illness. As long as the writers pull through with eventually giving her a proper diagnosis (hopefully a personality disorder) and treatment, she will be their best example of a mental illness story yet. (Not to say Craig, Eli, Miles, Maya, etc. weren’t great too - they were, and they were much more loveable characters, but the accuracy of Esme is next level)

Pretty Little Liars 7x20 Til Death Do Us Part - Thoughts

I literally just finished watching the finale and A-List Wrap party right now. I have not seen a single comment about the finale, I don’t know how it was received, at all. Sorry if these comments are just reinforcing what everyone else has been talking about for the past several hours, because again, I have no idea what everyone is saying. Here are my thoughts! 

- It did not feel like a series finale to me and I cannot pinpoint why. I felt the goodbye scene at the end was not strong enough. Sasha said that they had to keep re-filming that scene because she was crying too much when she said “this feels like the end of something” - well, I think they went with the take that had not enough emotion, to the point it felt like a regular line and it lost its power. Not just this line, but in general, I never got a sense of “farewell PLL” from this episode, unfortunately. Not saying it’s a bad episode, but, I didn’t get that sense of “thank you and goodbye Spencer, Hanna, Aria, Emily, Alison and Rosewood”. 

- Marlene said that there is one question she cannot wait for fans to find out, but she can’t tell us what this question is without telling us who AD is. What the hell could be this question?

- THEY ALL DID THE SHHHHH TOGETHER, I LOVED THAT

- DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE DURING THE INTRO THAT THE CASKET OPENED, RATHER THAN CLOSE???

- I’ve always said Pretty Little Liars is a two-part show: half a romance show, other half a mystery show. They really demonstrated that tonight, by having almost a very equal divide between the romance and mystery. The entire first hour was romance, and the entire second hour was mystery (plus farewells). The first hour, I was shaking my head. “This is not good. Not good at all.” Sure, there were some cute scenes, like Emison’s proposal, but there was too much fluff in the first half. The second half, it really kicked off. 

- So, my theory ended up being so damn accurate, what the hell! I can’t believe it! Even though Spencer’s twin was my foremost suspect going into the finale, I still ended up being shocked, because of the simple fact that they went with it almost exactly exactly exactly how I said! Not just the who, but also the why! I even got the name Alex Drake! 

- Okay, so I got the part wrong about the twin having helped Charlotte play the game from season 3 onwards. And honestly, that is my biggest complaint about the finale: AD started playing the game after Charlotte died, period. Again this is my biggest complaint and this is where the finale fell flat for me. Technically, PLL could have ended with Charlotte’s reveal in 610. Everything we got with Alex Drake’s story, was purely an extension because we got renewed for more seasons. I just know there will be people saying “ugh I’m so mad that AD has no connection to pre-time jump” and yes I fully agree, and that’s my biggest complaint too… but my response is: weren't the extra 2 years nice? Sure AD is irrelevant to seasons 1-6A, sure that is incredibly underwhelming and no where near as good as the fan theories… but we got an extra 2 years of PLL in our lives because of this extra, final A story? I’m grateful? #alwayslookingforthepositiveside

- I do not understand Ashley’s comment. Quote “you finally get to find out who A is, who’s been torturing us for the last 7 years”. Girl… it was just a month or two, in Rosewood time. 

- Am I the only one who never really felt a sense of danger, or intensity? Weird, since it’s the series finale, and literally anyone could’ve died. It’s not like we had another season, and I knew Spencer was safe from dying. Yet, I never truly did feel like Alex would win the fight. I can’t take PLL villains seriously for some unexplainable reason.

- I really liked the flashbacks that explicitly showed us the scenes where “Spencer” was actually Alex. That was great. I wanted more flashbacks to earlier seasons, however. (I did appreciate that they played some music from the pilot, though!)

- THANK YOU MARLENE for not doing another Charlotte reveal where A sits around crying all episode, trying to make us feel sorry for them. Sure, Alex (nearly said Twincer!) had a sad story, but she embraced her sadness, and it fuelled her anger to take over Spencer’s life. That was really good. I loved seeing Troian walk around with an axe. Bless. 

- I was surprised we didn’t hear of Radley (as a sanitarium). Honestly, thank god.

- I think the motive is the strongest we’ve ever had, of all the A’s so far: Alex was so jealous of Spencer so she wanted to break up the girls, yet her threats only made them closer. Therefore, she decided, “why break them up, if I can just become Spencer?” That is so evil and I love it. 

- I EVEN CALLED IT that there will be a scene where someone holds a gun to Spencer and Twincer, and they have to prove who the real Spencer is. I LOVED that! 

- I have a feeling that once I finish typing this, the first word I’ll be seeing people use to describe the motive is cliche. Especially the above mentioned scene about not knowing which Spencer to shoot. It is a bit cliche. (”I’m Buzz Lightyear!” … “no, I’m Buzz Lightyear!” Toy Story 2.. anyone? That’s where my mind went, lol) An evil, jealous twin is a tad cliche. I can’t defend that. But within this world of PLL, it worked well I guess. 

- Sorry Troian, I wasn’t too convinced by the British accent unfortunately. But my gosh you slayed the rest. WHY COULDN’T WE GET AT LEAST ONE SCENE WITH TROIAN IN THE HOODIE!? That was a real shame. I get that it was set one year later, but… still, Alex should’ve wore the hoodie for a scene or two. For satisfaction’s sake, and it’s also just iconic for PLL. 

- SHOUTOUT TO A FOLLOWER OF MINE WHO MESSAGED ME AFTER THE AIRPORT SCENE IN 715 SAYING THAT TWINCER SOUNDED BRITISH. HOW DID YOU GET THAT PART TOO!? “Are you going someplace?” sounded very British, I agree, but I never picked it until I was told to listen for it. Genius.

- We even got it right as to who Wren was shooting: Twincer, so that she can look like Spencer. Gosh, is there anything we didn’t predict?

- Bethany who? Eddie who? Seriously though, I’m going to spend hours editing my unanswered questions list. We got a lot. You can say whatever you want about the finale, but you can’t say we didn’t get answers. Like, c’mon. If you’re saying we didn’t get answers, you’re the type of person who complains over nothing and is just impossible to please. Every word that came out of Alex’s mouth was golden. We had rapid fire Q&A with Alex and Spencer. I’m not saying this finale answered 7 years worth of questions; I’ll probably find some unanswered things once I start going through my list. But… You. Can. Not. Say. We. Got. Zero. Answers. I hope that when I finish this post, I don’t see people spreading such stupid negativity. 

- Wren died? How? Why? That was unnecessary. This finale really lacked a major death. I wanted to say OMG to at least ONE thing, and unfortunately, I couldn’t. Not one thing shocked me.

- Am I the only one who thought Wren’s involvement seemed a bit forced?? What are the actual odds of Wren running into Alex at a bar in London? Seriously? But whatever. I’m so glad he played a role in this, and a damn big one too. 

- So ALEX was the British person Mary was talking to on the phone in 701!!!

- I loved the scene between Alex and Charlotte!!

- I found it really really random that Alex started messaging Mona 1 year later. They had just moved on and all of a sudden Alex is back to start to reveal herself. Maybe I’m forgetting something because that was just weird.

- I was disappointed that there wasn’t a major reason Alex took Ezra. I was waiting for them to reveal a mind blowing alliance between the two but then it slowly became obvious that he had just been kidnapped and wasn’t on the friendly side with Alex. 

- Melissa’s mask was just pointless. That was pure fan service to MelissA theorists. (And also to throw us off for a bit.) And I knew Melissa wasn’t AD since there’s no way they’d reveal Uber A so randomly at a picnic like that. I knew it was a mask.

- I got dollhouse vibes when Spencer (or Ezra?) said “we’re still underground”. I thought that was creepy!

- Seriously… they make reference to the mums getting out of the basement, without actually giving us an answer??? “Do you remember how we even got out of there?” said Veronica. It would’ve been better to leave that dialogue out completely. Teasing fans over something they’ll never get, is far worse than acting like it was just forgotten. 

- Did Veronica know that Spencer has a twin, since she made a comment in 4B about not knowing who is coming down for breakfast; Spencer or her evil twin? They really made it out as if no one knew about Alex.

- Wren is the father of Emison’s baby!? That was so subtle, the way Alex said it. WHY!? That makes no sense. I’ve noticed that this show is really big on “who” but not so big on the “why”. I’m just going to assume that Wren was the only male she had “access” to, to pull off the stunt, so she used Wren simply out of convenience. That’s all I can think of.

- So Ezria got married, Haleb is having a baby, Emison is engaged with twins, and Spoby is??? I was really really shocked actually that one ship is still left up in the air. It’s not a sad ending, but it’s not happy either. Maybe that’s the one thing that doesn’t get answered that Marlene was talking about.

- That last scene with the recreation of ‘that night’ should NOT have been the last scene of the entire show. If Freeform wants to launch a spinoff, fine, go ahead, but how dare you cut to the end credits after that scene. Call me fussy, but I call it passion. The final scene of the show should have been Mary and Alex stuck in Mona’s dollhouse. Cut to the credits after that closeup on Alex (Which, was brilliant by the way, and aligns with Janel’s comment of Mona having her own unique happy ending.)

- The wrap party was boring. Just saying. It should’ve been the 6 liars (yes Mona too) with Marlene, sitting in Spencer’s barn, talking about the making of the finale, any questions that couldn’t get wrapped up, favourite episodes, etc. I finished the finale and thought “it’s okay, I still have one more chance to farewell the show since the last scene didn’t do it for me!” and nope, this third hour was no better.

- FULL CIRCLE HOW??? Can someone name one thing that happened, that can be classified as “full circle”??? In my mind, full circle means Alison dying and the girls having a sleepover in the barn!?

- Overall, this is how I summarise the finale:

It did not feel like a finale. The first half was boring, even for a series finale. The goodbyes were not strong enough, and I did not feel like I properly said “thank you” and “farewell” to my favourite fictional characters ever. The scene with the girls at the end was far too short. The AD reveal was very predictable for me and other dedicated detectives, but I think other fans across the world will be pleased since it wasn’t actually that obvious. The motive was great. Troian slayed. But, coming from a person who also has a non-rhotic accent (Australian), I felt put off by Alex’s accent. The final scene was just stupid, I’m not watching a spinoff - the final scene should’ve been Mary and Alex. We got a shit ton of answers, but, as I’ll soon see when I go to my list, I don’t feel like it was everything. But absolutely, most things, yes.

In 3 words: slow, predictable, fun. 

Here’s my theory where I correctly solved Alex Drake

Here’s my farewell letter

The two finales describe very accurately the two seasons we got to watch

In S1, Kara was trying to fit in, to find how to be a superhero, have a job, nurture her relationships (both romantic AND platonic) all at the same time.

In the finale scene of the S1 finale, Kara was with her whole family, and the conclusion was “love bond us all”.

In S2, man hell hijacked the show, the producers and writers made it all about him, they sacrificed all their other characters for the sake of the white cis straight fascist asshole, they pictured a toxic relationship and made it look like it was healthy and relationship goals, and they made the slave owner look like an actual hero.
In the finale scene of the S2 finale, Kara was all alone, flying by herself, thinking only about mon ew.

Fairy Tail Chapter 536 Review

Yeah… Lets give this hot mess a once over

Cover is of the oracion seis arc. Y’know, A lot of people like the Oracio Seis as characters and that’s fine but I’ve heard many say the Oracion Seis is the arc where the quality of FT had a dip for the first time. If that is accurate than this is the most fitting cover in a while…

We open on Natsu and Zeref clashing. This will be the last scene that makes a lick of sense.

Natsu’s burning magic… I don’t know how the fuck that’s possible given the fact he hasn’t eaten Atlas’s hell flames

oh but we need to get to the next layer of bull shit and that’s back with BP and Jellal

Let’s break down the stupid of this page, first why is it going to blow up? Seriously this damage is nearly the same as the damage taken in the OS arc, but the christina didn’t explode. Actually I can tell you why it’s going to explode, “we need to add a level of urgency to make the scene more engaging” But you know, your facing the king of dragons so really there’s already enough tension.

Second, Your right, HOW IS IT FLYING!? Last time it lost a wing it took 3 mages with very specific powers to make it fly!

Third, Your mission, Anna? Hahaha Your damn mission was to make sure those dragon slayers made it across the gate, the mission to beat acnologia was theirs. Fuck off…

Oh fuck off. How does the fact it doesn’t have enough magic to fly suddenly become negated when Ichiya’s at the helm?

Oh, now isn’t this sweet. I’m suppose to care about the comic relief character in a guild that has been the butt monkey of this series for years and it’s the same comic relief character who appeared in this arc being completely useless? Gag me…

First of all, are you kidding me? Seriously? OK I thought Jellal doing this WAS protecting Erza. Because when plot convenience isn’t involved, ERZA DOES FINE PROTECTING HERSELF! Also, Jellal’s going to do a bang up job protecting her with all his bones broken.

But hey there’s a reason this needed to happen, Ichiya has constantly thought as Erza being his love interest but this is here to obviously show that Ichiya cares about her happiness and gives his blessing to jellal… OH WHAT FRESH HELL! Okay, Jellal doesn’t even know Ichiya has the hots for erza nor did he exhibit any of his running joke about hitting on erza, so now your scene loses weight to it.

This is something I will get into on the post chapter follow up but now we have the prioritizing of Jerza ruining the over all narrative.

So they ram the ship into Acnologia

oh god no

NO NO NO NO NO

Oh if this crap wasn’t bad enough I have something intercut between this moment and it’s something I know everyone’s dying to see: Nakama power defeating the final villain…

I love how not even Zeref is sure of this bull crap at first as if he knows this’ll never get a good explanation. Also this power to beat White Zeref comes from Natsu’s “Wild emotions”, call me crazy but I’m pretty damn sure last chapter this power was the the strength of the guild. Guess I should now expect not even continuity from a chapter ago not to be consistent.


Y’know for the mighty clash of flames between the Dragon king and white wizard thee guild is still in good shape

Wait why should I care about semantics when I have this to cut to…

Yep, Acnologia, king of dragons, Black Dragon of the apocalypse, was just defeated by a plot convenience hole, a comic relief character who isn’t even a member of Fairy Tail, and a character who was introduced not even 10 chapters ago…

No Jenny… No one won. Well at least none of the fans of Fairy tail did…

ggggggggggggGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAIL! YOU FAIL! GAHHHHH!!!!!!

*huff* *huff* OKAY believe it or not there’s still some chapter left to go

Yeah I’m surprised that recovery magic didn’t activate a little sooner.

Wow, even Natsu has gotten tired of this crap. Oh Zeref has become black again meaning he no longer hast Fairy Heart.

Post chapter follow up: OH WHERE DO I EVEN START! Well lets start at the end, there are those who will say “Acnologia will be back, there’s still 10 chapters left”. I don’t think so. There’s no indication of that being possible and the characters who were sacrificed were two non FT characters meaning there’s no urgency for their happy ending. Hiro wrote Acnologia so strong that there was no way he could write a decent way to beat Acnologia without having a deus ex machina involved. I don’t have the faith Acnologia comes back, I don’t know what comes next week or the week after but if Acnologia does come back great but right now… I have no words.

Zeref’s defeat, if this had happened on it’s own and it was the whole point of the chapter, then honestly I wouldn’t have hated it so much. I know this is something we try not to let spoil the story and it’s that we know Natsu will win. No matter how high the deck is stacked we know he would have won. But all of this feels so undeserved. The power of all the guilds feelings in the form of a pseudo fire dragon king mode able to overcome infinite power is just horse crap. But even so I actually might have accepted it if portrayed in a wa\y that makes great white wizard look like a moron. While I give props you manged to show the arm being burned, knowing wendy is in the guild those burns will last an hour at most.

Now the sacrifice of Anna, I’ve called that since she showed up so honestly I’m not surprised. But Jellal cheats death. I can’t help but wonder the idea of sacrificing Jellal to protect the woman he loves would’ve made an excellent parallel to simon. SHowing Jellal has come full circle, that even in death not only did he ensure the woman he loved was safe for the time being but her and those close to her would be safe for years to come. But no we had to gut this to have two characters that most people don’t care about give up their lives instead of the long time supporting cast member, who’s death would’ve carried more weight, all for the sake he gets a happy ending with his shp.

This once again follows the trend in this arc of ships taking priority over the narrative. The idea of Jellal and Erza getting together for their happy ending matters more than the conclusion for the villian hyped since tenrou. I know there are many who want Jellal and Erza to be happy together and there’s nothing wrong if you do but when it comes down to it, if you have to choose between a happy end for ship or a good conclusion for your story, it shouldn’t be a question what’s the priority.

Now some people don’t care. As they predicted Jellal wasn’t going to die given Hiro’s track record. People said “lol we know jellal wasn’t going to die” well that doesn’t excuse bad writing. Just because something is consistent, doesn’t stop it from being bad.

All I can say for this chapter as whole is this chapter was disrespectful. Not just to readers but to characters. This was disrespectful to the DS, BP, Jellal, Erza, FT, Zeref, Acnologia, even Anna. This chapter feels like it spit all over the series.

Ugh before I give this a rating I want to say I was talking to a friend of mine, they said while they may disagree with me on my opinions (and sometimes sugar coating of the series) they were amazed that I had hope that the series could still end well. And I carried that hope for the longest time but now, it feels like that hope’s gone for the first time. Every time there was something ad in the series we often tired to put hope into what we believed Hiro would give the proper time and effort, and that was something to look forward to. But now there’s almost nothing left (excluding ships). I know there is still 10 chapters left and hope isn’t “dead” but now we’re so past the breaking point, I don’t even know if what happens in those next chapters can atone for this.

Hiro… I know you have a new series you want to do and I think that’s great. I think you need a clean slate, but you have to remember you’re not writing your new series now, you’re still writing fairy tail. All I ask is you try Hiro Mashima, We’ve seen what it’s like when you do and all I ask is you do it again.

Final Verdict: 0/10

  • Just Awful
  • Disrespectful
  • Disappointment of epic proportions
LGBTQ+ in Kpop

I’ve wanted to write this for awhile now, I also know that pride month has just ended so I’m a little late but heyho. This topic is one that I‘ve always wanted to see more people talking about, I’m not going to be talking about the whole of Korea, that’s for another time, I’ll just be focussing on the Kpop scene. I’ll get onto it now.

What has always bugged me about fan culture, especially in the Kpop scene, is the whole ‘shipping but nohomo because if they were really gay that’s gross’ ordeal. Because if you’re willing to opening ship two members, read and write smutty fanfics then you have to be open to the possibility that, those members might actually be queer. Now, it’s no surprise that despite the discrimination and censorship on LGBTQ+ culture, there are actually queer people in Korea, I know, shocker!!

Given that in most places 1 in 10 people are queer, it’s just fact, and given the numerous Kgroups there are; 170+. The number of members varies from around 5-10+ so in total, that’s a lot of Kidols. To go back, 1 in 10 people are queer, that includes that Kpop scene. I’m 100% sure that not all of those idols are straight, like, come on. That means that 1 in 10 idols are queer, (10 may even be a smaller number. I looked but I couldn’t find a definite number/percentage of the gay population in Korea, sorry.)

Considering that the average number of members each group has is about 6-7, it means that statistically, there is at least 1 queer person in each group, this isn’t 100% accurate as some groups might have more or none, hell, a 5 membered group might be primarily made up of queer people; looking at you KNK and A.C.E.

I know that the topic of homosexuality is still taboo in Korea but it is getting better. But what I hate is how Kdramas use homosexuality as a joke, I understand the appeal of a cross dressing drama but when the male lead brushes his confusion in his sexuality off as a joke, it puts a bad image of the community. There are many dramas that do this that I disagree with, however the drama ‘Coffee Prince’, I feel does it right;

The male lead feels himself becoming attracted to what he believes is a man, he questions his sexuality, shuts himself in and consults a doctor who gives him medication as a ‘cure’. As much as I hated that scene, I feel that it shows Korea’s view on homosexuality perfectly, that they believe it to be a disease that can be cured with drugs. The male lead then stops using this ‘cure’ and accepts who his is, a queer man. When the male lead find out that his love is actually a girl, it’s not the typical ‘Oh thank god because for a second there, I really thought I was gay, ha!’, he’s hurt and confused. I just love that the male lead was able to accept his queerness. (Now I have mad respect for Gong Yoo for playing that role)

Something I also want to touch upon is Kidols naivety to what their fans get up to. Granted, many Kidols might not know but I’m pretty sure a lot of them know what makes their fans happy. That’s the whole point of fanservise, sorry to shit over your ships, but Kidols know that skinship between members and other Kidols drives their perverted fans wild and they act on it. Now I’m not saying that your OTP’s really hate each other, they most likely don’t, what I’m saying is that they know if  they lean that little bit closer, or grope someone’s butt, it will make their fans happy.

I feel like this plays into the fetishizing of homosexuality though and I hate it. because these Kidols are using homosexuality as a way to make their fans happy, they are completely ignoring that being queer is a real and tough thing. I also know that if they do openly support the LGBTQ+ community, or even come out, they will be slandered for it and in the case of coming out, they will lose their job. So I understand why they don’t speak up, but they should. they are in a position to change peoples opinions, these groups have millions of followers who can differentiate the members by their cough, so I’m pretty sure if fans see their bias’ supporting the LGBTQ+ community, it might spark something in them to change.

Summary: The whole point of this post was to show people that, yes, there is a real, 100% possibility that your bias is queer. and that if they’re not, they might be an ally. I also wrote this to tell fans that you cant ship a m/m or w/w OTP without being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, it’s just unfair and quite frankly, hypocritical. Thank you, if there is anything I’ve missed or gotten wrong, please tell me.

Theo x Reader

Warnings: FLUFF, flashbacks, angry Theo, swearing

Words: 1223

Request: A Theo imagine where he comes back from hell and you’re there with Liam and Hayden, and he remembers your relationship.

Note: I’m taking the scene from my memory, so if it’s not very accurate I’m sorry :) And thank you for requesting, I love Theo so much!!!!

I also think I ended up making this a little bit longer than I had intended so I removed a flashback where reader broke someone’s nose because I didn’t know how to finish it. Hope that’s okay, and if someone would want me to I could post it…

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When Liam had told you he was going to try to bring Theo back, you had immediately told him you wanted to be there when he did it. Hayden had been unsure if it would be a good idea, but you had insisted. Liam knew that this meant a lot to you, as you had never really let go of your former boyfriend, trying to convince everyone he had learned his lesson and he didn’t deserve whatever they had done to him. They felt bad for you, sure, but they never really thought he was good enough for you. They said that they were your friend, and that’s why they wanted you to move on. That Theo had done more bad than good in life, and that you deserved better. You disagreed. Theo had been the best things that had ever happened to you, not counting becoming a part of the McCall pack and befriending the amazing people you now called your family.

You knew they only wanted the best for you, and they cared about you. You knew that. That’s why you were standing in a dark tunnel with Liam and Hayden, waiting for them to stop talking to Kira’s mother and get to the part where they brought Theo back. They didn’t want to bring him back for you of course, it was simply because they wanted his powers, but you didn’t care. You just couldn’t wait to hold him close and tell him how much you missed him. How often you dreamt about him.

Kira’s mother brushed past you and Liam turned to look at you and Hayden, with a rather unsure look on his face. He began walking and stopped a few steps away. The sword which Kira’s mother had handed him glowed a blue color as Liam raised it into the air with the sharp end pointing towards the ground.

“Liam wait!” Hayden called, but it was too late. Liam had already pushed the sword into the ground. It cracked, and revealed a just as blue, just as glowing light as the sword. Liam backed and you all stared at the ground, waiting for something to happen. A hand suddenly broke through the ground. A hand with sharp claws. Someone dirty and dusty climbed up from below, and dust filled the room making you cough. Theo took a deep breath and when he opened his eyes they glowed a bright yellow. A growl escaped his lips. In one quick movement he suddenly had Liam pressed against the wall, his arm pressed against his neck.

“Theo wait. We don’t want to hurt you, we brought you back!”

“Where’s my sister?” Theo growled, turning his head to look at Hayden. “I’m going to kill you. I’ll kill all of you!” He said through gritted teeth and you thought maybe this was the time for you to speak up.

“Your sister is dead, Theo. Remember? You killed her.” You put your hand on his shoulder.

Theo let go of Liam and turned to look at you when he heard your voice. Old memories of your time together flashed before his eyes.

“Theo, come on. We have to study!” you laughed and looked up into his eyes. He had a small smirk on his lips, as his nose touched yours. You were placed on your back on your bed, and he was hovering over you with his elbows resting on either side of your face.

“Why?” he chuckled. He moved his face a little bit a pressed a short kiss to your jaw, and then another one a little bit higher up. He kept pressing kisses to your face, each time getting closer and closer to your lips. You felt a giggle escape you.

“Just because you’re planning on taking over the world, doesn’t mean you can just ignore school.” You told him. He made a humming noise and pressed his lips against yours. You closed your eyes and placed your hands on his cheeks. “I’m serious, I don’t want to fail” you managed to say when you took a small breathing pause. He grinned and gave you a short kiss.

“Alright, but we’ll get back to this later.”

“Alright, later. But first we study.”

 

Your mother stared at the two of you sighing, with her hand on her forehead. She slowly tilted her head down towards the ground, so you couldn’t see her eyes. It made you incredibly nervous. You hoped that she wouldn’t scold you. Well, actually you were more nervous wondering if she’d let you and Theo see each other again. For weeks you had kept this relationship secret. Weeks, and now she suddenly knew.

“Mama, I… “ you began, trying to think of something to say. Your mother looked up, while Theo looked nervous and confused. He looked like a puppy.

“(y/n), Stiles came to talk to me this morning, he told me everything.” She sighed.

“What is everything? Mom, I love Stiles but he’s probably overreacting. Stiles doesn’t like Theo, and it’s honestly just him being silly.”

“He told me that he’s dangerous. I’ve known Stiles his whole life, and I know he has a wild imagination but he is very smart.”

“You’re right Mrs. (lastname). Stiles is very smart, and I actually don’t know what I’ve done for him to dislike me, but I promise I’d never do anything to hurt your son/daughter.”  Theo tried to reason. Your mother still looked very unsure on whether to trust the two of you or not.

“Mom I love him.” You blurted out, desperate for your mother’s approval. Theo glanced at you with a confused look. You’d never said that out loud.

“Please don’t make me regret this. Your past relationships have not ended very well, and I just care about you.” Your mother finally decided. You tackled her in a hug and thanked her, before grabbing Theo’s hand and leading him out of the room.

“I love you” you repeated the moment you stopped, with your cheeks a light pink color. Theo stared at you in disbelief for a very long time, trying to figure out how to respond. He suddenly took a step towards you and cupped your cheek, his other arm resting around your waist.

“Theo-“ you began, hoping that he would say something. He cut you off with a kiss, and stayed like that with his face close to yours.

“I love you too” he hummed against your lips. You smiled and put your hands on his shoulder, gripping his jacket.

 

“Why didn’t you help me? You let them… You let her take me!” He sounded upset as he stared at you. He had been quiet for a little while and you understood that he had all the right to be angry at you.

“I’m… I’m so sorry, Theo. I tried to look for you, I tried to convince them to take you back but no one wanted to help me. I tried.” You got out, sounding incredibly pained. Theo seemed like he didn’t know what to do. A few tears slipped down your cheeks as you threw yourself forwards, pulling him in for a hug. It didn’t take long for him to react, and he held you tightly against is chest, pressing his lips against your forehead.

“I missed you so much” you croaked. “So, so much.”

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Yep, another picspam review. I mean, with this episode, how could I not? I was broken for a full two days, so of course it warrants me repeatedly smashing my face into the keyboard… which is pretty much what this entire post is. Face smashes and screencaps. (And boy howdy, do I mean screencaps. There’s a LOT. *rolls around in all of the caps*)

I actually did not have all that much time to get online yesterday, so this time around I don’t believe I’ll be unintentionally quoting any of you guys. \o/

First, I will share this… I get my legal digital copies from Google Play (I have Android everything, including a fucking television that’s running Android… of course I use Google Play and also ‘cuz fuck a whole lot iTunes). Someone at Google knows exactly what they’re doing because THIS is the picture they decided to use as the thumbnail of this episode. And I am DYING because this exact moment is when Cas says, “get out” and Sam is just staring like, “omg mental note do not fuck with Cas right now.”

Yah, that’s perfect. YOCKEY: I am Cas. Get the fuck out, you broke me. I am also Sam. I cannot believe you just did that jesus fuck.

(Side note: that picture is taken with my Android phone of my Android TV.)

That said.

Number of Obligatory Dean Wall Slams: TWOOOOO!!! Yockey, you speak to my heart.

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So way before Hannibal Bryan Fuller created this lesser known series called Dead Like Me which I personally believe was his best work. It ran only for two seasons but the script was fantastic and it had a an excellent cast, each character was original by themselves and didn’t have to fight for attention because the lines were delivered so accurately that you’d find it difficult to believe that they weren’t actually like that and the story was also generally adorable.

George, the lead character, dies when a toilet seat flying out of the sky from a rocket or a space station or something hits her, and has to join this league of Grim Reapers who come in human form, who live alongside regular humans. Her job is to pick up souls and send them to hell or heaven. There’s Mandy Patinkin and this adorable actor called Callum Blue, and I still remember the scene where he tried to sneak some cocaine in a condom hidden in his butt at an airport, and it ruptures and slowly leaks into his intestines and the guy is generally sweating buckets and going crazy. I won’t tell you anymore just go see it.

A Guy Mansplains Lawrence’s Seemingly Shady Behavior Last Night On 'Insecure'

Season 2 of HBO hit drama Insecure picked up right where it left off for Lawrence and his internet cheerleaders who have dubbed themselves the #lawrencehive. While Lawrence supporters prepared for the season’s premiere episode, titled “Hella Great”, with their Best Buy shirts in tow, others were left confused about exactly what kind of man Lawrence has become three months after his split from Issa.

If you haven’t watched yet, turn back now because major SPOILERS are ahead.

Insecure returned with what appeared to be a reconciliatory conversation between Issa and Lawrence. Hopes are swiftly dashed when we realize that Issa is just daydreaming about Lawrence while suffering through a parade of bad dates. Dream Lawrence tells Issa that he understands why she cheated, and although it hurts, he hopes they can move past it. It’s hard not to root for the couple to reunite after they plant that seed in our mind right out of the gate. Lawrence, forgiving Issa after everything that happened? Is it possible? After a few more Lawrence and Issa teases we’re left with a glimmer of hope after Issa and Lawrence finally see each other for the first time since their blow up over the fact that she had sex with Daniel. What starts with small talk quickly leads to impromptu sex on Issa’s new couch. But that moment itself, Lawrence initiating sex with Issa and the hasty exit afterward leave a bitter taste behind.

Why would he hit it and split, you ask? Why a kiss on the cheek? Did he just use Issa? And, what kind of man does that to a woman you were about to propose marriage to? After the episode concluded, I turned to my fiancée and asked her why she thought Lawrence did what he did. “He probably still loves her, but he probably still hates her,” she said. That’s accurate. At the midpoint of the episode Issa boldly proclaims “Hell yea I want my man back” to Molly. That moment underscores a key difference in how men and women deal with breakups. After trying the dating scene, Issa is fed up with comparing every man to Lawrence. She is ready to admit to herself and Molly that she wants to get her man back and gets right to work devising a plan to do just that. A bad plan, in my opinion, but a plan nonetheless. Lawrence on the other hand, sticks to his denial when confronted by his boy Chad about “moving back in with old girl” and not taking his new sex buddy Tasha out of the house. What seems like an innocent jab is really Chad reminding Lawrence who he was in his relationship with Issa and the man he can choose to be now post-breakup.

Don’t get it twisted, men do have emotions. We just process them differently than women. Thus far, Lawrence has chosen to ignore his emotions or simply express them through big spooning Tashy. Many men choose to ignore the pain of a breakup hoping it will just subside in time. The problem with that is that at any given moment, your emotions can come crashing to the surface. While many people see Lawrence initiating sex with Issa (without any intentions of repairing their relationship) as a major F** boy move, let’s put his actions into context for a moment: This was an explosion of unconfronted emotion enveloping both Issa and Lawrence until the only thing left to do was make love on the couch like they’ve done so many times before. Stepping into familiar shoes is often easier than breaking in new ones.

Lawrence’s vulnerability shone through the minute that apartment door swung open and they looked into each other’s eyes. To the male observer, his mental state seemed painfully obvious. Lawrence did not have sex with Issa to exact revenge on her. He probably expected to walk in, grab his mail and just walk right back on out. But just one moment of levity—a single joke over a wine-stained pillow—and the familiarity brought all of the emotions Lawrence is dealing with right back to the surface. He couldn’t contain his hurt, his love, his confusion, his paranoia, or his lust. And that, ladies, is why he had sex with Issa.

But unfortunately for her, Lawrence isn’t ready to reconcile. At least not just yet. Apart from the fact that he’s seeing this bank teller who has obvious feelings for him, Lawrence has shown signs that he isn’t over Issa. Yet he hasn’t made the choice to forgive her either. And the longer he delays confronting his feelings, the longer his behavior will resemble that of a F*** boy’s. “He’s not one yet, but he’s on the borderline. He just better not screw over that bank chick,” my fiancee said when assessing Lawrence’s F** boy status. Hmm…we’ll see.

As season 2 continues, I’ll be watching how Lawrence handles his next moves. That will say a lot. But what would bring him back on the right side of the border in the eyes of the female viewers? Should he make it official with Tasha and move in with her? Should he end things all together until he is completely over Issa? Where do Lawrence and Issa go from here? The previews for the upcoming episodes tease Issa beginning a “hoe phase” and enlisting Molly for guidance. There are a lot of unanswered questions, but I will say this: If Lawrence catches wind of Issa’s “hoetation”, we may see more questionable behavior from him before any of this is resolved.

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Guess who came back from the grave after… holy shit.. 3 years??

I am deep in Ice skating hell, if you didn’t notice

Here’s a fanart for @kazliin‘s  brilliant fix that I’m also obsessed with. it’s from a scene from chapter 9, it’s not that accurate to the fic, but screw it, my skills are rusty and shitty. Now revered author, let me knell at your legs for giving me my YOI fix after the show ends

I’m sorry for the bad anatomy, messy lines and everything else, I drew this on a plane. Thank heavens everyone beside me are dead asleep.. I cannot explain myself if they saw this Q__Q (also, Victor why are you an Ikemen? Cannot draw ikemen!! ugh you are so haarrddd to drawwww)

also, holy shet I drew sex scenes. I’m now booked to hell

Let's talk about 13 Reasons Why for a moment (MOSTLY SPOILER-FREE FRIENDLY DISCUSSION)

Firstly, a show has never given me more emotions. From joy, to sadness, to fear, to anxiety, to confusion, to anger, to relief, to frustration, to utter sadness… the list honestly does not end. So in terms of entertaining, A+. These actors are so talented. How many crying scenes did almost every character have, and they nailed it every time. That’s talent.

The writers accurately represented high school. In MY high school experience, no one got raped but that sure as hell obviously doesn’t mean it doesn’t go on. They got the bitchiness so damn right and I loved watching the Hannah/Jessica/Alex friendship break apart because gosh, that shit happens in real life. The writing on the walls in the bathroom and the categorising of people into “lists” (best ass, funniest, etc) happened at my school. The list was stuck on walls all over my school and to this day we don’t know who wrote it. People get away with this stuff! Even though most of the stuff across the 13 episodes didn’t happen in my experience, of course they’re still ongoing issues but it’s the overall theme to be taken away: high school can be hell. Quote of the series: “you never know what’s going on in someone else’s life”.

Entertaining, yes, but I think it lacked so much on promoting that people going through what Hannah was, actually have options, and suicide should not be one of them. Hannah sought help in the final episode, and whilst the counsellor definitely cared and tried to help her, he was definitely responding inappropriately considering Hanna was reporting feeling “empty” and that she wants life to stop. (That scene… gosh. Speechless. So accurate.) No counsellor would ever let their patient walk out the doors that easily if they’re reporting intense feelings like that. I’ve seen people say that Hannah had high expectations for the counsellor to chase her out the door, but I disagree. He should have. He should not have let her go.

So, I feel like the show really went wrong with promoting options for getting help. I feel like showing a counsellor being useless actually might tell people that therapy/counselling is not worth the time and effort of speaking up, so don’t bother with it. That’s a really bad message. But also in general - I feel like there should’ve been at least ONE character who sought help for their personal issues. EVERYONE was shutting out their parents, EVERYONE was keeping secrets, no one was seeing the counsellor, no one saw a psychiatrist for medication, etc. No one sought help, which, I think, kind of came across like “be quiet, don’t speak, you’re in this alone”. Definitely not true. I got so excited when Clay slowly started telling his mum what’s happening, but he didn’t tell her the whole truth, which frustrated me and I think the show would’ve benefited if at least one character took at least one step to seeking help.

One thing critics are saying is that the show glorified suicide. Where?? How?? That was the hardest (most disturbing) scene I’ve ever watched, in any TV show, period. And the whole show in general served the purpose of showing the repercussions of suicide… which as we saw across 13 episodes there definitely were no positive repercussions, let alone the suicide being glorified. My heart absolutely broke for Hannah when she said something along the lines of “I know what I need to do now”.

The overall concept of getting answers (through tapes) as to why someone committed suicide is unrealistic. And I get that - at the end of the day it is a show trying to entertain. But, I think it’s important to highlight that the family and friends of someone who committed suicide generally will not get FULL closure as to why, because, well, not everyone leaves behind tapes or notes or messages.

I hope there is no second season. I feel like it needs to stop there. It was called “13 Reasons Why” and we know the 13 reasons now. Sure, there are some loose ends, such as why that person in the last episode did what they did to themselves, but I think that touches on my previous point: we don’t always get answers to this stuff. Sometimes we never find out why someone hurt them self and that’s realism. A second season may give closure on that and not having closure is realistic. Definitely hard, but realistic.

To summarise the show: damn entertaining, as a TV show has never given me that quantity of emotions to feel in a single hour. The show was very realistic in showing the current issues in society, however it lacked in promoting options for support. I don’t agree with critics that suicide was glorified, as not one part of me was saying “yes, good choice Hannah, suicide is the answer to ending it all!” Instead, my heart broke, saying “please don’t do this, it can and will get better if you get help”. I thought Hannah was making the WRONG choice, rather than the right choice to shut it all out. But I think the interpretation of Hannah’s suicide scene will vary across every individual.

Let me know what you thought, I think this is a very interesting topic! I’m so happy a show like this exists.

Differences between the Anime and the Manga - Episode 34

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The episode was written by Yasuko Kobayashi (Ep1, Ep2, Ep4, Ep9, Ep14, Ep16, Ep20, Ep24, Ep26, Ep27, Ep30, Ep33), the director was Yoshihide Ibata (Ep27).

The episode covered ch46, it had several panels about SC getting closer to the forest from ch47, and a teaser (3-4 panels) about Marco’s death from ch77.

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Zosan Fic Rec List

This is for Pixel @ltws​ cause we are filthy sinners with very similar tastes and I need to compile all the wonderful fics I’ve read to show them. 
These are all fics I have personally enjoyed enough to rec. They’re in no particular order, though my favourites will be around the top!!

*Note: “Sin rating” refers to how Sinful the do is. Low being mostly vanilla, Medium being raunchy, High being kinky. The “length ratings” are: Very Short for under 10k words, Short for under 30k, Medium between 30k and 100k, Long for above 100k, and Very Long for above 180k.

  1. Fluency
    Length: Very Long, Sin Rating: Low/Medium (I’m giving it a halfway because the sexual tension is getting wild)
    I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has read Fluency by Unda. It’s a Fantasy AU with the most beautiful world building, that extends even to linguistics (ESPECIALLY linguistics!) and geography. The characterisation is heart meltingly flawless, the plot is intricate and a wild ride, and the depth of Zoro and Sanji’s bond is breaking my heart in the best way. Possibly some of the awesomest character analysis and portrayal I’ve seen, it goes above and beyond.
  2. Make No Mistake
    Length: Very Long, Sin Rating: Low/Medium (for the same reason as Fluency)
    This fic had me pulling two all nighters in a row I kid you not. It’s a modern college AU, but it’s worlds more than just that, another one that just goes… above and beyond. I literally cannot get over how well written everyone is, it explores the Strawhats’ deepest flaws and strongest bonds in new light, with astoundingly clever canon parallels. As you read it, it seems to flow and when you’re done you’re sitting there for weeks still realising new things, and I will be forever analysing it. It’s incredibly real. A fair warning that it’s very dark at times, and while it’s super fun, it’s a serious read and heavy to get through, so pace yourself(unlike me). Also note that it’s not just Zosan (and that the pairing has a super slow build) as it also includes Frobin and other side pairings, not to mention the best running-gag concerning Trafalgar D. Law I’ve read to date that is hilarious.
  3. In Your Dreams
    Length: Medium, Sin Rating: High (I’m upping this rating from Medium to High due to one scene that I can’t really explain without ruining things)
    Set in the OP verse, Zoro is a cambion; meaning he’s half incubus. This was one of the first fics I read and I was slightly dubious about the whole “Zoro being half ‘sex demon’” thing but it is written BEAUTIFULLY and there is 0 mischaracterisation of Zoro; he’s the same old Zoro. It adds dynamics I very much appreciate, and which present for interesting points and circumstances. The slow build makes the conclusion that much sweeter.
  4. Wrong Number
    Length: Medium, Sin Rating: Low (possibly will progress to medium? Who knows)
    This is a modern AU, and probably my favourite fluffy modern AU. Like, Zoro and Sanji are so sweet in this. It’s also another fic I think a lot of people have read, and of all the people that have read it, I’m sure the majority of them want to bang primary school teacher!Zoro. I fully approve of this cause Zoro’s hot as hell AND good with kids. This fic also doesn’t sacrifice any of Zoro and Sanji’s character traits, it has a beautiful flow, and a good balance of suspense and satisfaction. The karaoke scene is smokin hot as well as hilarious.
  5. The Roronoa Fruit
    Length: Medium, Sin Rating: Low
    Set in the OP verse, this is another slow build Zosan fic where they move from friends to lovers, with a pretty cool plot if I do say so myself.  Another one of the fics I read early on, I must confess I’ve forgotten many of the details. Overall it’s a pretty touching, accurate, and enjoyable read!
  6. Bite Me
    Length: Long, Sin Rating: Medium (For some details that I again, can’t explain without ruining the surprises.)
    Set in the OP verse with a slight deviation from the canon. At first you may also be unsure about how you feel in regards to vampire!Sanji but I promise you, it’s super well done and you won’t be the least bit skeptic. The whole fic is handled realistically, in character, and with deep feeling. It’s a wild ride for your heart, honestly. Definitely note the tag “Angst and Porn” because… yeah.
  7. Once More With Feeling
    Length: Short, Sin Rating: n/a
    AKA my heart destroyed in just 25k words. This fic, though a Zosan fic, is mostly about the Strawhats and is all Sanji-centric. Honestly, Sanji has had a pretty bad time in canon, and this was like the icing on the cake of Sanji’s Suffering: a decadent cake very worthy of it’s subject. This small extension of canon left me in a puddle of tears and I loved every bit of it. It has a happy ending, a beautiful message, and the Zosan is the cherry on top.
  8. Arrow
    Length: Medium, Sin Rating: Low
    This fic is written in a unique style. It’s set in canon/an addition to canon, and is an interesting exploration of Zoro and Sanji. There’s some super cool imagery and ideas explored between these two! Another friends to lovers kind of deal.
  9. Aural Pleasure 
    Length: Medium, Sin Rating: Low
    Set in canon, this is an addition where something different happens to Zoro and all the Strawhats have to work through it. Sanji helps Zoro recover from a head injury that leaves the swordsman with aphasia, meaning Zoro initially cannot decipher speech/language or speak anymore. There’s a slow build, a lot of miscommunication, and Sanji being kind of a jerk and an idiot at one point, but the ending is super satisfying, good and sweet.
  10. Speak
    Length: Very Short, Sin Rating: High
    OP verse ficlet. An established relationship with well handled light bondage that explores the use of a gag/mouth bit on Zoro and Sanji. (hint: Zoro can talk around a sword and Sanji is a moaning mess.)
  11. A Mile In His Shoes
    Length: Very Short, Sin Rating: Medium
    Another fic pretty much the same as above, except the aspect being explored isn’t gagging, it’s a bodyswap.
  12. Sick Strawhats
    Length: Short, Sin Rating: n/a
    Another Strawhat centric fic acting as an addition to canon, with Zosan and Frobin. It’s a little slow to start, but soon super hilarious and fluffy after that, bringing you a handful of classic one liners such as “WE ALL KNEW HE WAS AS STRAIGHT AS HIS EYEBROWS.”

    (And now the part where I self promote but hey)
  13. Stripped Bare
    Length: Currently Short, most likely to end up Medium/Long, Sin Rating: Currently Low, (would be n/a but due to the nature of the au I’m upping it) most likely to end up as Medium.
    A modern AU centered around Zosan, with Frobin and Namivivi on the side. The two most common bits of feedback I get on this is that firstly, it being a Stripper+College AU, people are dubious about the premise. But everyone thus far has been super pleased with what they’ve found and gotten hooked immediately, so if I’m to believe the general consensus, it’s been handled and written well! And secondly, people are wary of mischaracterisation. Which I can totally understand, as people often write Zosan out of character, especially to fit into AU’s. However, rest assured that everyone has been thrilled with how true the characters stay to themselves and are loving the characterisation. I can say it’s gonna have light angst, be slow build, and have a pretty wild plotline with a happy ending.
  14. Imperatives
    Length: Very Short, Sin Rating: High
    A ficlet set in the OP verse with an established relationship, it focuses on Zoro and Sanji discovering they’re both kinda into some kinky shit and trying it out for the first time. Again, I’ve gotten the same sort of feedback: people are loving the characterisation, and apparently this PWP ‘feels like it has plot’ because of how much substance the dynamic between Zoro and Sanji has, and how their portrayal is spot on. Fluff at the end to top it off!

This concludes my now…very lengthy and detailed fic rec list. This is for Pixel, but I wrote it in general in case anyone is curious or looking for fics so I’ll put it in the zosan tag!

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Marvel Made a Woman-Led, Anti-Sexist Superhero Show. It’s Mostly About Men.

After obligatory flashbacks to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, from which ABC’s new period entertainment/marketing opportunity/sleep aid Agent Carter springs, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) struts into the top secret offices of the Strategic Scientific Reserve in a royal-blue skirt suit with a bright-red hat cocked at a jaunty…

In which Slate drops the feminism ball so hard that it bounces up and smacks them straight in the face.

What sort of a feminist character would Peggy Carter be if she needed “respect” or “credit” from small-minded, misogynistic male coworkers? That’s like saying men gave women suffrage. Men gave women the right to vote. No, women freaking TOOK that shit and said THIS IS OURS.

Post-WWII was one of the biggest periods of regression in feminism ever. And to expect Peggy Carter to kick the door in and demand proper respect from a room full of men who most likely have hero complexes from being overseas and winning a war, while also most likely having warped notions of the female sex, is just about as unrealistic as romance novels with 18th century heroines who act like 21st century women and get away with it. 

What makes Agent Carter heroic is her ability to pick her battles. There’s no use arguing with children. There’s no use playing into their imbecility. And at one point she basically says as much. Yes, every single time, her coworkers walk away all smirkish and smarmy thinking they’ve gotten the upper hand…but the show makes a point of showing that Peggy still wins the day. And it doesn’t matter whether or not the misogynistic characters recognize she’s won.

What matters is that Peggy is able to keep up a balancing act in order to do her job. Because that’s the most important thing for her. Sure, she longs for a time when men and women are equal, a time when she’d be respected and taken seriously. But that time isn’t now. (Even in 2015, there’s a crap load of work to be done.) So instead of actively fighting and basically arguing with a brick wall, she sticks to her sharp wit and incredible skill, silently outsmarting them, and basically getting her job done

That, to me, is pure feminism. Doing what she has to do to get the job done. Dealing with insults and idiotic comments and assumptions and sexism…and doing her work with more efficiency than the men. Without begging for credit or respect. She’s a woman who’s WORKING. 

That is God damn feminism.

A woman who is WORKING, in spite of anti-woman/equality circumstances, in spite of being surrounded by men who try to cut her down at every turn. A woman who is taking her job by the horns and doing whatever needs to be done in order to make her mark on the world, whether some stuffshirt greasy-haired SSR captain acknowledges her or not.

FEMINISM.

Slate, I’m disappointed in you.

So tired of the 'southern italians are pocs' bullshit going around tumblr.

I can’t anymore with the bullshit tumblr decided is going on in my country. no. no single italian believes sicilians are black. or of color. not a single everfucking one. not even the most hateful of them all at north. the north/south debate is not relative to race or skin color, it’s not even specifically about sicily.

If we want to be more accurate neapolitans are hated much more than sicilians, like MUCH more. (I actually think sicilians are among the most loved in all the southern regions but I’m not that sure) hell consider that scene in the movie ‘Benvenuti al Sud’ that’s a comedy about southern stereotypes seen from northern italians: the northern man who’s forced to move south for a job and is all like “I need to move to south? you mean bologna?” “no more south” “roma?” “nono, southerner” and with a hopeful expression “well….sicilia?” “worse: Napoli” “NOOOOOO” which should make you think about the target of the joke: no northern italian would see sicily as even remotely the worst place to be sent, not compared to Campania (the region where Neaples is).  

what the south/north debate is:

is purely a socio-economic situation born after the risorgimento and that escalated in the 60es during the ‘miracolo economico’. it is purely based on economic factors and migration patterns and while often italians refers to the hatred as ‘racism’ the term is wrongly used as race have no factor whatsoever in this situation. At most it stems from language and culture, that are profoundly different from region to region in here, and the fact that many people at north feels they are the only one working while people from tuscany in south only “steal and slacks”. (Something that’s not true in the least of course.) It’s due to the fact that most of the industries are in the north and in the last 40 years there’s been a steady influx of immigration from southern regions in areas such as Pianura Padana and Piemonte, from people who speaks 'differently’ (because our accents are almost unintelligible for people from other regions) who have been “stealing their jobs”. 

It should be an evidence of how not race related but socially and economically and class related all this is just by regarding the main slur used in this situation: “terrone” that now just mean 'southerner’ in a hateful way but the term in origin meant only 'villein’, 'serfs’, 'laborer’ or in general those who worked the earth. 

Other things factors in of course because it’s a really difficult situation to explain, included the presence of the various mafia organizations ('Ndrangheta, Camorra, Cosa nostra and La Sacra corona unita) that outside may be something romantic (thanks Hollywood for that) and look cool and noble and/or something invented that doesn’t exist anymore, for us italians is a very dangerous reality that is ruining our country, that runs deep in the government making it one of the most corrupt countries in europe, that kills hundreds and hundreds of people each year. And it’s seen as a fault of 'the south’.

It is an extremely stupid attitude from some northern people that stems almost entirely from economic factors: they feel they are the only one working and sacrificing while the 'southerners’ enjoy their lives and are mafiosi stealing everything they have, including their jobs. 

I’ve seen people bringing to the plate the arab domination in sicily in the situation and… Oh god if you lived here you couldn’t understand how WRONG you’re being,I mean…. most of the people needs to be reminded that there’s been an arab domination in sicily? We’ve had SO MANY FUCKING DOMINATIONS in the centuries? I mean, no one call neapolitans 'french’ only because they had french domination for a long time, nor calabreses are called 'greeks’ because of the magna graecia… like everyone and their mothers tried to conquer us or parts of us, I don’t even remember them all, you expect people with those stupid 'padania unita’ ideals to actually know that? it’s so fucking ridiculous I can’t even find words for it. 

It’s not even like they are the darkest of us all (if any, it’s the sardinians, but it’s not really that true either) because we are so mixed from north to south that you totally CAN’T recognize where someone’s from based on their looks. But if you hear them talking… well, that’s another thing altogether.

Let’s repeat it: Sicilians are not the ‘most discriminated against’ whatever tumblr might want you to believe. The north-south hate in italy is not due to race but economic situation.

All this stuff is embodied in the political party that’s called “Lega Nord”, that’s a party that THANKFULLY in the last elections took 4,09% of votes. You can understand how widespread this situation is just by that. Because most of the people (actually even a lot of right-winged people) thinks of 'leghisti’ (that’s how they are called) pretty much the same way americans think of the Westboro baptist church: idiots, who talk too much loud and who are ruining everything for everyone else. 

Leghisti need to be stopped because in addition to this internal situation they are absolutely terrible and hateful with any real person of color (not tumblr-appointed-POCs, like sicilians) and immigrant as well. 

tl;dr:

what hateful northern italians see when they look at a southern italian: a job-stealer, a slacker, a criminal, someone who speaks a totally different language, someone not educated enough

what hateful northern italians DO NOT see when they look at a southern italian: a person of color

For the record, I’m neither, I stay in that limbo called 'centro italia’, which is seen as 'north’ from people in the south and 'south’ from people in the north. I’ve been called slurs from northerners.

I’ve wrote this in a haste there might be errors please correct me if I’m wrong I know several people who follow me have a lot of cool things to say about this.

Verses

Rowling Wizarding Verse

Canon Original Percival Graves based on Ferrell’s portrayal (Grindelwald fooled everyone up until the end of the film, so we can presume his portrayal of Graves was remarkably accurate when interacting with other characters; also–see Tina’s reactions to him in different scenes to spot the differences between Grindel!Graves and Original!Graves). 

Like Waves (mer!verse)

Information regarding Percival as a merman can be found here.

Rebel Without a Cause (demon!Percival)

One of the Three Stewards of Hell, Percival recognized the way the Pit is beginning to align itself with Heavenly hierarchies, and attempted to stay the transformation–after all, if they were to emulate Heaven, what was the purpose of their rebellion? Many of the generals, presidents, and leaders of Hell opposed Percival’s views, and before Percival could reach his direct commander, the Morning Star himself, he was chased from the Pit and forced to find refuge on Earth. During his escape, those that hunted him stripped him of his abilities one by one as he clawed his way to the surface. To return Hell to its proper order, Percival must slay each of those who hunted him, regain his power, and wage a rebellion of his own.

He’s woefully unfamiliar with his mortal body and feels confined and weak. It’s been centuries since he’s walked the Earth and is unfamiliar with human customs as they are. He honors debts and makes deals, and even Binds himself to humans with a Brand of his name should he deem them worthy.

His demonic essence is canid in appearance, wrapping him in an inky, shadowy visage of a wolf- or dog-like skeleton. He can heal, summon shadow or Hellfire, teleport, exercise superhuman strength, and “feed” on pain and suffering to regain strength.

His siblings–the other two Stewards of Hell–are Charab (Sword) and Meginnah (Shield). Percival’s demonic name is Qayin (Spear). The three of them cannot kill one another, for they’re designed to work as a single unit.

*when interacting with Rowling Wizarding Verse characters, the magic of witches/wizards comes from Hell, and Percival takes pride in how innovative humans are with their Gift.

(you can see a bit of how he fights in this thread with @liza-reid)

Mistakes We Keep (IrishMobBoss!Percival)

An modern Irish mobster posing as a venture capitalist. He embezzles money from his firm to support the IRA, and answers to Gellert. The Graves and Grindelwalds have a history, where the Graves typically served under the Grindelwalds. Percival and Gellert are only the most recent generation of it, and by far Gellert is the cruelest Grindelwald the Graves family has ever had to serve.

Percival grew up with Tina and Queenie Goldstien, their families also having a history of loyalty and protection going as far back as World War II. Tina works as Percival’s secretary and personal assistant, and is one of the few people who knows what it is that Percival does under cover of darkness; they’re best friends. Tina has patched Percival up more times than either of them can count.

Percival was engaged once, but was later forced to kill his fiancee over a trade deal gone wrong. Tina is the only one who knows he was the one who murdered her. He doesn’t talk about it.

Queenie named Percival the godfather of the daughter she had with Jacob–a little girl named Macy who Percival absolutely adores and would give the world. She’s nearly old enough to start kindergarten and loves fairies and woods and all things magical.

Percival has a pair of attack/guard dogs named Oberon and Tatiana. Oberon spends time with Percival and Tina, while Tatiana stays with Queenie and her family.

Higher Education (professor!Percival)

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watching sense8
  • me: WHO THE FECK IS JONAS
  • me: what the hell
  • me: whoA FULL FRONTAL NUDITY OK
  • me: *appreciates the many different cultures that are accurately represented*
  • me: full-on sex scene omg pls stop
  • me: oh haha that's funny!!!!
  • me: jk it turned bad real quick
  • me: don't be porn (but also keep being porn)
  • me: aw Lito and Hernando omg
  • me: holy smokes drama af
  • me: um
  • me: STOP THATS SO STUPID
  • me: *screams at everyone for making idiotic decisions*
  • me: hoe don't do it
  • me: oh my God

crystallinekai  asked:

I'm not sure if you seen this vine by Th0m@s S@nd3rs but there's this one vine he made where he is like "I'm an adult, and I do adult things. Independence!" And in the next cut he is eating cereal and watching cartoons, under a blanket (i think) and was like, "Mommy, what are taxes?" The second scene is what being being an adult is really like. It was accurate as hell but funny. Not at all like a*tis assume it is. (And the adult a*tis should already KNOW it's like what Th0m@s depicted.)

LOL yeah I’ve seen those vines, it’s so accurate! It’s just ridiculous to see ant/s cal an 18 year old an adult, when most 18 year olds are still in school and having their mom pack their lunch for them. Ant/s just… it’s like they have no sense of reality, it’s strange.


Okay so I have a theory about ant/s. Adult vs minor ant/s specifically. This probably makes no sense, but hear me out. 

Adult ant/s are probably the people who think that they’re SO adult. Like the people who think that once they turned 18, they gained all the knowledge and independence to navigate the world. When in reality, most people turn 18 and realize “oh I feel no different at at all… bummer” *goes back to eating Lunchables*. I suspect these adult ant/s, especially 18 and 19 year olds, are just in denial that they’re not as Adult as they think they are. They had high expectations for turning 18, and after that rude awakening on their 18th birthday that they’re not very different or much more grown up after all, they have to fake it because they just can’t admit that they were wrong about how turning 18 automatically makes you an Adult™. That’s why they screech so loudly about how “this 18 year old character is an ADULT” so much. They believe that if they repeat that sentiment loudly and constantly, it will validates their own “adult-ness.”

(The ant/ I had a debate with earlier today was 18, I believe, and I seemed to have struck a nerve with them when I said “18 year olds are not as grown up as they think they are.”)

On the flip side of this, I think minor ant/s are scared to grow up. That’s why they call themselves a “minor” and a “child” at every opportunity. They have that mindset that “oh once I’m 18, I’ll be an adult and will have to behave as such and give up all the childish things I like and stop shipping and crushing on minor characters.” That’s why they hold on so strongly to the “this 16 year old character is a literal child, like me!” rhetoric. I think this results into ant/s being their own undoing. I think a lot of ant/s, especially the younger ones, secretly like Bad Ships to some extent, and are scared to admit so for fear of backlash (which will only increase if they continue shipping Bad Ships as an Adult), so they say “oh I’m an ant/ too!”

I was also scared to grow up as a kid. But I never called myself a “child” or a “minor.” I was a teenager, and I referred to myself as such. I was never disillusioned by birthdays or growing one year older. I was really practical and knew that growing up was a gradual process and that I would never feel much differently after a birthday. So when I turned 18 and nothing happen, I was like “oh cool, I can continue watching cartoons, sweet.” I turned 20, and the same thing. I’m gonna turn 25 later this year, and here I still am. Yeah there are some differences and changes, I have to work and do taxes, but besides that… not much difference. Or at least not much noticeable difference because growing up is a slow, gradual process.  

I think minor ant/s don’t realize that you can grow up and be an adult and still like the things you liked as a teen. And still ship the things you shipped as a teen. And that that doesn’t make you a bad person for doing so. Just because I ship two teenagers in an anime and may reblog smut art of them occasionally, that doesn’t mean I’m sexualizing real teenagers in real life. Just like how I may call a 17 year old anime character my husband… doesn’t mean I’d ever date an actually 17 year old. 

idk I’m probably not making sense, but I just wanted to word vomit my “theory” there

In summary:

  • adult ant/s are the way they are because they don’t want to admit that they’re not as Adult as they think they are
  • minor ant/s are the way they are because they’re scared to grow up and become an Adult at 18