Aph France is considered a 2D creepy character by the majority of the Hetalia fandom and it really upsets me because he is such a historically rich country who has fought in so many wars and had to be strong and 'big brother france' and if you look past the first few episodes he clearly cares about his friends and especially in season 5 you see how he truely is when it discusses how immortals have to lose everyone they love and the reincarnation of Joan of Arc with the line 'God has done wonderful things" he is an immortal trying his best to stay positive and cheer everyone up and he is considered 'creepy' and a 'rapist'
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a/n: I have re-written this part so many times because I originally had two different ideas for the ending - one got people (my proofreaders) screaming at me, while the other had so many plot holes in it which made me unhappy with it. I finally wrote this version down after taking a nap this morning and got a much clear head. Sorry if it’s too sappy and sorry if I made some mistakes in it - I’ll probably come back to edit this later (let’s just hope I won’t change my mind once I do that and erase the whole thing to make an entirely different ending cause I did that once lol). Thank you for reading and please let me know what you think. I’m sorry for the long wait.
found these super old sketches while cleaning out some ancient folders.. probably shouldnt post these lol but then for some reason posting stuff always makes it feel more like closure lol. clickthrough for descr.
I’ve been trying to tie my hair up like Violet Baudelaire since I was like 9 years old. Do you know how long that is? FOURTEEN FUCKING YEARS And ??? I still can’t do it ??
How does that bitch tie her hair up with just a ribbon? How does it not just slide out?? Like just quit it with the Baudelaire hair magic I’m done
Do you think Mark Sheppard is leaving this season :( ??? Mark P is upgraded to series regular (over Mark) they gave Crowley this whole standard death build up spiel, being symapthic, saving Cas, having Crowley (with Dean) reflect on the good old days and everything they've been through.
Look, I don’t know. As a disclaimer, I know next to nothing about how television works, so I’m not sure what this even means.
Reasons not to worry
Mark Sheppard is a terrific actor and he’s a full member of the SPN family and they’re lucky to have him
Also, a good death for Crowley would have been back in 12x12 - dying to save Cas - that’s the quintessential ‘jilted lover becomes better person through martyrdom’ trope. An all the pain, all the angst kind of thing.
Crowley is mostly a fan favourite (I think)
People get their ‘close to death’ moment all the time on this show. I got really worried about Cas back in season 10, because it would have made almost sense to close his arc there - he’d gotten redemption with Claire, and I’m still convinced in the original script he was meant to die, or at least give up his Grace, to save Dean.
Reasons to worry
Everybody dies on Supernatural. In fact, they’re probably planning some demented ending where Sam and Dean are, like, the only people left alive in the entire galaxy (joking).
People died when we thought they were sort of safe and also very important? Bobby died, after all. And John. And Charlie. And Kevin. Hell, people die when there’s no reason for them to, because this is the narrative: Dean and his abandonment issues, Sam and his need to save everyone. Without constantly feeding those things, you have no heroes and no tragedy.
Crowley is always his darling self, but now he’s got competition. As I wrote here, lately every villain on the telly has exactly the same profile: sarcasm, black humour, flirtiness, disarming good looks and a quick repartee. They’re almost interchangeable. And Crowley - there was a time when he was the only guy ‘beyond the Wall’ Sam and Dean could reach out to for some unholy alliance, but now those are a dime a dozen. Like, Rowena’s role is virtually indistinguishable from Crowley’s and man, they even worked with Lucifer last season. Not to mention the other angels.
(Like, narratively there’s no real difference between Lucifer and Crowley: it’s just a different shade of brutality and redemption and need for love and recognition.)
So, ultimately, it’s anyone’s guess. I’m hoping that more Lucifer means more talk about all the trauma Sam’s been through in the last two years and nobody’s ever mentioned, and finally a chance for him to defeat Lucifer on his own terms. But I’m also a huge fan of Crowley, and I was secretly hoping we could have a little more character growth for him and (I’m such a deluded fool) maybe a happy ending, so ultimately it’s him I’m rooting for.