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In Defense of CallieRoxy

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and if you don’t like the ship that’s alright. But I’ve seen people genuinely pissed off about Callie being shipped romantically with anyone in canon, and I would like to add a few things on the matter.

First of all, some have been talking about Callie being too young for Roxy, since she’s ‘11′ in canon. What these people dismiss is that she’s 11 Units old. With Units being an unknown Cherub way of counting time. Like Troll Sweeps which are a 6-13 relation, it is very likely that this 11 is on a 11-15/16 relation, as Hussie kinda did the whole 3-year trip to equalise everyone’s age. So chances are Callie is the same age as everyone else, lifespan-wise. Maybe even older, considering she has spent time in the Furthest Ring as a Soul.

Another argument against this has been Aranea saying Cherubs can only perceive Romance in a black sense. So if you take her word, yeah, she’s right, this couldn’t happen and make sense in canon… Except Aranea is talking by the book and not actually describing any specific case.

When Aranea mentions Cherub stuff, she quickly starts to talk about their mating habits too, as well as the whole Leprechaun stuff. It is likely this perception of “Black Romance” comes from a Concupiscent point of view, and she’s talking how Cherub REPRODUCTION happens because black feelings are the trigger of the Snake transformation stuff.

But let’s consider she wasn’t just talking about hot giant snake bloody egg-laying sex. Let’s imagine there’s a book on the subject that says that Cherubs’ only quadrant is Black, for romance as well. Specially because Callie (and maybe Caliborn?) mentions something about not being able to feel Red. There’s a LOT of contradictions with this.

Callie has always been a deviant from her species. Not predominating, but brought back. Enjoying herself as a Troll more than a Cherub. She’s also a bit of a theorist with all her talk about Classpects and trying to decipher Rose’s book, and Caliborn is an asshole, so any statement from the two of them on the issue should be taken with a grain of salt. Callie has always seemed not too comfortable with her Cherub heritage to say the least, and she’s shown to be caring and loving and sociable even when they’re supposedly lonesome creatures by nature.

The biggest flaw of this argument, however, comes from other inter-specific relationships however. The Disciple and The Signless had a relationship that ‘Trascended Quadrants’. Hussie mentions about the much more complex and rich Troll Romance system, and it is said in various points Humans don’t quite understand it- Yet John is capable of, without even realise, black-flirt with Terezi in a rather successful manner, and let’s be honest, everyone in the Fandom absolutely understands these as anything very Human-like. One could argue too that Dave and Karkat having settled together and the whole confusion about their Quadrant could be a comment on how Karkat, much like the Signless, is kinda going past Quadrants and went for a more Human Relationship.

What I’m trying to say is it’s been shown again and again that Romantic Feelings of all kinds blossom between characters in ways they’re supposedly not being able to be felt. Aranea’s talks are very textbook-like. Like she read the stuff and memorised the facts. Her plan, too, was very experimental based on what she knew of her powers. She’d go to the Session, get rid of everyone, then use her Light powers to turn it into the Alpha. She’s very theoretical, but when it comes to practice, she gets her neck snapped and thrown into the fire. So whether it is yet another Hussie Jape about everyone being able of various kinds of relationships, or Callie herself being a different kind of Cherub, it is a possibility.

I’m getting a bit ahead with the explanations though, let me get back to one of the conversations that’s sparked the most controversy about the CallieRoxy ship as far as I’ve seen.

Here we see Roxy 1- Not interested in Callie, and 2- Callie saying she can’t feel Red. 

As I’ve said, Callie is a bit of a deviant Cherub. She’s fascinated about Red relationships, she’s very social, she likes her friends a lot, but feels, because she’s a Cherub, that she can’t love. This was over 4 years ago from Callie’s perspective, though. Getting in a group with people, growing to be happy on Earth C, feeling the care of those around her, if not finding out she CAN feel red for people, would it be so crazy to think Callie might actually be interested in TRYING at least? Trying to see what a Human Date is, fascinated about what goes on. This could also tie in with Callie being so nonchalant about inviting Jane over as well, naivety about the situation, further interest in how things would go with more people… Either way, there’s a lot of reasons why Calliope COULD be in a relationship with Roxy, or trying at the very least, and returning the affection in some way.

Now, the Roxy thing. Most people are saying about Callie not being able to like Roxy, but a few have also said about Roxy not being attracted to Callie. And… I mean. Come on. In that same conversation, Roxy says that she hardly knows anything about Callie, not even her name.

Callie was a good friend, she was cute, cheery, made lovely art, and I’m sure she helped Roxy through a lot! But at the same time, she was reclusive. The rules made with Caliborn, their game, omission of things to avoid temporal spoilers, they left her shrouded in a mysterious aura. Roxy say about how people around her are hot, but when it comes to relationship stuff she’s more careful. So of course she wouldn’t want to come across as loving Calliope when she didn’t even know her name and get her hopes up.

Now, this good friend she has had dies because of her abusive asshole ‘brother’. He starts harassing everyone, and they try to call out for Callie. Roxy manages to meet her in her dreams and becomes determined to find and rescue her. She manages to find her and bring her back from the dead, with her help they get the Matriorb to let the Troll Species live on. Callie feels comfort and physical affection for the first time. The scene with Roxy and Callie on Jade’s Land. The hug post-battle. Living as Queens of the Carapacian Kingdom, presumably together, for 4 years.

I mean that sounds like a very likely set of events for Rox to want to love Callie with all she’s got.

Either way, all of this isn’t trying to say that, “THEY ARE A COUPLE SHUT UP”, but rather try to get people who are being mean that it could happen and there’s no need to get up in arms about it, jeez. Just be nice to each other and enjoy your ships. All of them are canon after all remember?

;) *wonk*

Hiphop team as household pets
  • Scoups: You've never seen a hamster that works as hard as our leader. When he's not sleeping or eating, he's running on his wheel treadmill hoping to be the world's strongest hamster.
  • Wonwoo: This indifferent cat seems to gaze into your eyes for long periods at a time. Sometimes he disappears during the day but during the night he'll always be by your side, snuggled up against your thigh while you watch TV or work.
  • Mingyu: This dog LOVES YOU and sometimes you want to sue him for stalking you but you remember he's just an adorable little puppy who has grown faster than you expect. When you arrive home he immediately cuddles up to your legs and sleeps with you in your bed. You just think that soon he might not fit on your single bed.
  • Vernon: This might as well be the shyest bunny rabbit you've laid your eyes on. When you hold him in your arms, he seems a bit restless but he does enjoy your company. When he's wanting some time to himself, he'll do little fast hops like he's running away from you. Maybe he is?
Seventeen Reactions ~ Reacting To A Young Fan At A Fan Signing With Their Parents (Hip Hop Unit)

Request: Can I request Seventeen (if not all memebers than just hip hop unit) reaction to an 11 year old Carat? Like they show up at a fan sign (with her Mom and Dad) being all short and adorable?


S.Coups:

Seungcheol would go full on flustered bc he thought about having a daughter with you then he remembered the little girl was still waiting for her autograph and would try not to curse out loud for being in the clouds.

Originally posted by saysvteen

Mingyu:

Would fantasize to himself for the rest of the day about having a son or daughter with you that he could show their beauty off to all Carats. Mingyu actually has got everything suddenly planned the fuck out in his head like the sweetie he is. 

Originally posted by seokmin---s

Vernon:

Probably would think about having kIDS w/ u wHEn he’s not 18 ((((((-:

Originally posted by i-wonwoo

Wonwoo:

Jeon Wonwoo is most likely already planning in his wonderful head how he’s going to tell u that he wants to start a family with u. Pls prepare for a long night of funfunfun.

Originally posted by jeonfairy

One of the ways Wahlberg and Berg wanted to show proper care and sensitivity to the story of the Boston Marathon bombing was to film in the places the events had actually taken place. That’s great for historical accuracy and everything, but the events we are talking about are people being exploded and shot. Those are not things the people in that area want to relive, even through a film set. So it should come as no surprise that when the neighbors in the exact neighborhood where a deadly shootout had occurred were informed a movie crew was going to fire blanks for several nights straight, they weren’t thrilled. The town manager finally had to shut it down, saying the recreation “wasn’t in the best interest” of the neighborhood.

The 9/11 films United 93 and World Trade Center have been even more controversial. United 93 came out less than five years after the event, meaning emotions were still raw for people who had lost loved ones on that day. The original trailer was so violent and got so many complaints that the AMC theater chain pulled it completely. Family members who saw the film admitted to being emotionally drained. Meanwhile, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center paid two survivors $200,000 each to be advisors. Understandably, the widows of the men who died rescuing those two guys then accused them of cashing in on the tragedy. Other family members said they approached the production to help and were turned away, meaning the filmmakers weren’t interested in getting additional information that might have helped more accurately flesh out the story if that meant extra people in the line for the craft services table.

There are also times when filmmakers will blatantly make shit up to better suit their narrative. Not all family members of United 93 victims were “lucky” enough to have their loved ones merely exploited for box office money. One German widow had to watch Paul Greengrass cast an actor known for playing Nazis to portray her dead husband as a coward, because hey, every good story needs a villain.

5 Big Problems With Hollywood’s Addiction To ‘Tragedy Porn’

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Bird crush by Tony

the weirdest part about fallout 4 is the few glimpses of someone on the writing staff actually giving a fuck

like there’s this one trailer park where you can find a bunch of tapes of a children’s story which is a very deliberately unsubtle metaphor for “you can’t trust those Reds, report your local subversive or east Asian today kiddos” and it’s like… yeah. That’s what pre-War society would have come up with, absolutely, and IIRC it was one of the only moments in that game that really had an emotional impact on me because it was genuinely disturbing, both in the fictional context and when you think about the kind of lessons they’ve tried to teach us in the post-9/11 United States IRL. Hell, it got to the point where I was looking over that place with a fine-toothed comb just to find the remaining holotapes, even though there was no actual reward for doing so.

but their presence just sort of throws the rest of the garbage fire of a setting into starker contrast, y’know?

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Signet by Tony

Edward Snowden meets Arundhati Roy 

“I asked Ed Snowden what he thought about Washington’s ability to destroy countries and its inability to win a war (despite mass surveillance). I think the question was phrased quite rudely – something like, “When was the last time the United States won a war?” We spoke about whether the economic sanctions and subsequent invasion of Iraq could be accurately called genocide. We talked about how the CIA knew – and was preparing for the fact – that the world was heading to a place of not just inter-country war but of intra-country war, in which mass surveillance would be necessary to control populations. And about how armies were being turned into police forces to administer countries they have invaded and occupied, while the police – even in places such as India and Pakistan and Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States – were being trained to behave like armies to quell internal insurrections.

We talked about war and greed, about terrorism, and what an accurate definition of it would be. We spoke about countries, flags and the meaning of patriotism. We talked about public opinion and the concept of public morality and how fickle it could be, and how easily manipulated.

[…] I asked Ed whether the NSA was just feigning annoyance at his revelations, but might actually be secretly pleased at being known as the All Seeing, All Knowing Agency – because that would help to keep people fearful, off-balance, always looking over their shoulders and easy to manage. Dan spoke about how even in the US, a police state was only another 9/11 away: “We are not in a police state now, not yet. I’m talking about what may come. I realise I shouldn’t put it that way… White, middle-class, educated people like myself are not living in a police state… Black, poor people are living in a police state. The repression starts with the semi-white, the Middle Easterners, including anybody who is allied with them, and goes on from there… One more 9/11, and then I believe we will have hundreds of thousands of detentions. Middle Easterners and Muslims will be put in detention camps or deported. After 9/11, we had thousands of people arrested without charges… But I’m talking about the future. I’m talking the level of the Japanese in the second world war… I’m talking of hundreds of thousands in camps or deported. I think the surveillance is very relevant to that. They will know who to put away – the data is already collected.” (When he said this, I did wonder, though I did not ask – how different would things have been if Snowden had not been white?)

Read the full article by Arundhati Roy here.