Honestly my problem isn’t w Apple. I love Apple. She has some very admirable qualities. And I understand, as a gay teen raised in a conservative Christian home, that changing your mindset is hard. She is finally getting there, and if Mattel wasn’t avoiding her gay subplot with Darling maybe we could see her finally accepting it.
My problem is how the show (and fandom) glosses over how honestly hurtful it can be to have someone repeatedly dismiss your thoughts and feelings and insist that your attempts to be happy are wrong and they know better. Not just with Raven, but with Briar and Ashlynn from True Hearts Day and Thronecoming as well (I haven’t forgotten Mattel, she never rlly apologized for that). Frankly, I think Raven was just glad for a friendly face, as its shown most people avoided her. You can get along w people like that, but it is frustrating and tiring, as Raven says in Thronecoming and Dragon Games.
I am sure this flaw comes from Snow’s parenting of her, and it can be overcome.
This romance with Darling, who is willing to stand up for her beliefs and doesn’t care about destiny, but who Apple has never tried to pressure and knows how Apple can be, could definitely be the final thing to help Apple realize life doesn’t need to go to some ‘perfect’ plan
okay listen dude i just. my mind is continually BLOWN by the realization that the entire sequences of events in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; everything that happens, the future of the rebellion as it is hinged on the off-chance that an anxious shaky cargo pilot wouldn’t give up or get caught or turn himself in or die or totally blow it immediately??? think about that for a second just consider it w o w BODHI ROOK WAS THAT ONE LITTLE FRAGILE PIECE WOBBLING ON THE EDGE AND THEN HE MADE THE CHOICES HE DID
there’s something gutwrenchingly beautiful and true to an entire series of incredible events resting in the trembling hands of one ordinary, uncertain, seemingly unqualified man, a man who then chooses to take those uncertain steps forward and makes himself so heroic is that not the freaking tightest ish you’ve ever heard because dang son