did you know there was this one time i almost gave up on shipping reylo?
it was around the time rogue one was in cinemas and i hardcore shipped rebelcaptain. i guess i thought liking reylo hindered me from interacting with other people who also liked rebelcaptain because they hated reylo.
so, like a normal human being who was tired of receiving hate in their shipping community and thought that it was already getting really toxic, i took a hiatus from shipping reylo. shipping rebelcaptain, for me, finally felt like i was accepted in the star wars fandom. everyone also likes my ship, oh my god! finally, something we can all agree on!
but i was wrong. see, there was a mutual of mine who started hating rebelcaptain because it was too obvious and i quote, “too hetero”. anyway, i sort of got intrigued, so i started going through their blog. the hate was intense. they (and other bloggers) seemed to bash jyn for not being enough for cassian (e.g. jyn was too problematic, cassian deserves someone like bodhi, yada yada yada).
somehow, it was then that i realized you never really can please everyone. we all have different opinions. some are even totally far from our own. why did i want to unlike a ship that made me happy (albeit, problematic) in order to please other people and make them like me? i don’t know.
i ship reylo because it’s something—something even i can’t explain. given, it might be the chemistry between the actors, but i also love the depth behind it. i love how, for me and other shippers, it mirrors beauty and the beast—a story i’ve loved ever since i was young.
i like fictional complicated relationships. i’m curious as to how they would overcome their current problems and find a way to be with each other in the end.
i’ll be honest, i actually did think reylo was abusive before. i mean, he “mind-raped” her and threw her against a tree forgodsake.
however, after reading the novelization and actually watching tfa over and over, i came to the conclusion that it wasn’t. first of all, they are not in a relationship. they are in different sides of a war; of course, they’re supposed to hate each other. it’s not an abusive relationship.
second, antis point out that kylo’s this and kylo’s that, but they never really see what rey was capable of doing—protecting herself. you say he mind-raped her, well, she did that to him too. you say he threw her against a tree, well, she sliced his face and shoulder with a lightsaber. you say he hurt her friends and her newly-found father figure, well:
finn was already in kylo’s bad side. let’s not forget (or maybe people hadn’t really paid attention to this scene), kylo let finn go in jakku. kylo felt something awakening in FN-2187, but he decided to let that go and carry on. he could’ve reported it to phasma, but he didn’t. it was a big mistake for him, considering that if he had reported it, poe dameron may not have escaped with finn in the first place. that’s honestly why i think kylo hates finn—it’s because all of the mistakes that happened afterwards rooted from his compassion.
poe dameron hadn’t yet interacted with rey, therefore, i don’t consider them as friends. but okay, let’s still roll with it. of course kylo had to hurt poe—he had the map. also, they’re enemies at war. you have to do everything to win a war, including hurting and/or killing another person.
it was implied that killing han solo was snoke’s final test for kylo. of course some people thought that oh he’s irredeemable because he did what luke couldn’t do. well, maybe they’re right. but, instead of making him stronger, it made him weaker. it was the complete opposite of what snoke had promised him. it was a test he ultimately failed because instead of being pulled to the dark side, it pulled him even more to the light.
let’s face it, reylo may never be canon. either they really are related, rey hates him too much to ever forgive him for the things he’d done, kylo may fully embrace the dark side throughout the two remaining films, or maybe something else. i don’t ship it because oh right damn yeah this is going to be canon yada yada yada. i ship it because, well, i goddamn like it. i like their dynamic. so what?
i understand that a lot of people already like finn and rey together. i get that. i get that you like safe and unproblematic relationships. heck, i used to ship it (it was the fans that turned me off tbh). also, i already have that in real life. this isfiction we’re talking about. hello, it’s not like i want my boyfriend to suddenly be all murderous and villainy. i don’t support abuse, i am not racist, i am not a nazi. seriously, people who think that way are so shallow-minded.
i just love how two force-sensitives have their destinies intertwined with each other (if this turns out to be familial, i’m literally going to burst). i just love angsty fics that have me staying up all night and crying afterwards. i just love reylo.
is that so bad? for some people, yes it is. but can they, at least, respect my own opinion? i respect theirs and i get out of their way. it’s the most rational thing to do. you don’t repeatedly buy food you hate just to eat it, barf it out, and tell everyone how much you hate it. seriously man, that’s just plain stupid.
Hii! How's going? I hope you're alright :D! Anyway, what's your thoughts on Elide? I mean, not on the Crone/Mother/Maiden theory, but her powers? I was rereading the series and I think we can't deny that her role in Aelin's court is gonna be the one of The Oracle. As in ‘empire of storms’ we know that Brannon’s court does have an oracle -- for Gavin says to Elena “He [Erawan] cannot be killed, Elena. You heard what your father’s oracle whispered.” [1/3]
And Sarah told us in ‘heir of fire’ that oracular sight is one of the greatest powers no one sees in generations [thought we can clearly see that Aelin’s court have all of them]: “Luca chattered on, “no one here has any exciting or rare abilities. Like shape-shifting into whatever form they want, or controlling fire”—her stomach clenched at that—“or oracular sight. We did have a female wander in with raw magic two years ago—she could do anything she wanted, summon any element (…)”. [2/3]
Shape-shifting - Lysandra, controling fire - Aelin, raw magic - Dorian, and the only one missing is the oracular sight. Also, Anneith is The Lady of Wise Things, and keep pushing Elide to SEE things: “But Anneith was sticking close, hovering behind her shoulder. See, she said, as she always did. See, see, see.” I don’t think that Elide posing as a oracle in EoS is a mere conincidence, as Sarah is llike the queen of foreshadowing. And I’m quite curious as how her powers gonna manifest. Xoxo [3/3]
BLESS YOU! My only real thoughts about Elide were that the fortune-teller costume was NOT an accident and that she would probably Yield. BUT NOT NOW!
I had TOTALLY forgotten that the court had an oracle. I think you’re 100% right. Elide is probably NOT gonna die. Not if Maas is going to “restore” the once great kingdoms. Of which I’m convinced for Dorian/Adarlan and Aelin/Terassen, and Elide being the new oracle would fit perfectly and makes me lean toward her NOT dying. Also, she kind of is an oracle already. She is able to read people and situations and has WAY more common sense and people skills than someone who grew up the way she did should have.
And I think her oracle-ness will come from that witch (cough *Crochan* cough) blood in her veins. (If it’s not Crochan blood, my money is on Blueblood cuz they’re the “oracles” and the “maidens” of which Elide is both.)
I miss Roman Torchwick. When will we learn more about his past.
I’m really sad that he was glossed over. Last time we heard from him he was giving an emotionally charged speech and I wish I could get a look into the kind of suffering he’d experienced to become the person he is.
Like, villains don’t just become villains because they want to be evil usually. I really want to know what made Roman tick. What took away all his faith.
Someone please explain why Starco happening is such a big deal for you ?
Like I’m serious here, I literally can’t understand what is it about Starco that makes shippers so crazy about it.
One of the things that got me into Svtfoe in the first place, was the fact that it featured a purely platonic relationship between two characters of the opposite gender. No hint of romance between them whatsoever, just two dorky best friends.
I tried seeing them as a couple several times, but it just doesn’t work for me. I can’t see it, my mind simply cannot picture Star and Marco in a romantic relationship, after all the bromance that has been going on up until the newer episodes of Season2. I see it as really unnecessary overall, but at this point we can only wait and see what it is all going to lead to in the finale.
Again, this isn’t an anti-Starco rant, if you ship it, good for you, just please do explain to me why, because personally I see it as cliché, and I’m really tired of this type of ‘best friends secretly falling in love with each other’ cliché.
See we all feel it
But we can’t be sure
Don’t understand it
But we cant ignore
But what they won’t tell you
Cause I feel it too
There’s something more
I wish you well
I wish you learn to fly
I wish you heaven
I wish you never die
You’ll live forever
See you on the other side
We’ll fly together
I won’t be hard to find
And this heart of mine/
Beating from the ancient to the modern times
And I don’t mind
If I gotta go cause I’m on God’s time
And I been here before, I’ll do it again
Same soul but I’m in different skin
Im so indefinite
Dig up my tomb see these lyrics on the wall
I remember like I never died
In the physical but live like it’s the otherside
In this pivotal moment
I choose to live in the moment
Though I know I’m still existing in other times
Do you remember me?
Don’t have a familiar energy
I was born in your thoughts through your instincts
Twas a short lil divorces did you miss me?
Many lifetimes many many lifetimes
I been at this music for many lifetimes
Played on them planes where they aint got no planes
But there aint no complaints
Cause the wings in your minds eye
I put plenty in their right mind
I tell them life and death is just like day and night time
Just because its dark doesnt mean it aint the right time
There is beauty in death like there’s beauty in the night sky
Do you remember me?
Do you really think you did this independently?
Does looking in my eyes jog your memory?
Tell me what your feeling is it meant to be?
When we was other side you fly beside me
Our souls intertwined you the light inside me
The synchronicities will lift the blinders
She asked me “what took you so long to find me?”
If you feel it inside you
Then let me remind you
Thoughts they travel
Feelings they travel
You may be feeling what I do
So that feeling is real
But they don’t know they won’t there
But we are aware
We’ll be live forever
I’ll see you again
How do we know when a season in our life is finally over?
I’m going to be honest and say that I’m really not sure about this one. As far as I know, the Bible doesn’t say anything about how we know when a season of our life is over, and it’s not like God tells us the moment one ends. After all, Acts 1:7 reads, “He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.’”
I think that, while some times we may have an inkling as to when a season is over, it isn’t until well into the future that we know for sure. There’s that whole “hindsight is 20/20″ phrase that gets thrown around, and it’s true. Most of the time when we are in the middle of a season, or even at the end of one, we can’t see it all. It isn’t until a year or two or may five or 10 or 20 down the road that we can look back and go, “I see what you did there, God.”
I’m sorry I don’t have a definitive answer for you, but I think that’s how it’s supposed to be.
I’m gonna…head off for tonight my lovely space cadets! Remember to self care! You’re so important so you’ve got to treat yourself as such! Take your meds, brush your teeth, eat, shower, and sleep at a reasonable time!! You’re a star, you want to shine brightly so we can all see just what you’re made of! You’re incredible, we all know it! Love you 💫
So how about an Otayuri mafia AU where Yurio is the rebellious troublemaker grandson of the mob boss and Otabek is hired to protect him (from himself, and others). Because I can’t stop thinking about it :’)
Listen guys but we don’t focus on the friendship between Annabeth and Grover enough? Like other than Luke and Thalia, Grover is Annabeth’s oldest friend in the demigod world. They know each other so well.
After Thalia becomes a tree, there’s a time when Luke becomes really distant and focused on training, shutting everything else out. Grover’s the only one Annabeth can talk to
Annabeth is the only one who’s always believed that Grover can be a searcher, since the beginning Like when the Council of Cloven Elders try and revoke his searcher’s license, she wants to throttle them, and she has to be stopped from doing so
Whenever Annabeth’s really, really upset about Luke during the titan war, it’s not Percy she goes to. It’s a complicated subject between them, but Grover understands, because who else would?
Grover being the number one Percabeth shipper since the beginning, like I know Piper being a huge Percabeth shipper is funny and all, but let’s be real Grover’s the biggest
Annabeth going to Grover for advice when she first realised she had a crush on Percy because who else would she turn to?
When Percy and Annabeth start going out, Grover has separate talks with both of them making sure they don’t plan on hurting the other (even though he really knows he doesn’t need to, but he’s been waiting to do this for years)
Annabeth makes a super big effort to be friends with Juniper because she can tell he’s super important to Grover
Grover dragging Annabeth to wildlife conservation marches, and Annabeth getting super into it and creating big signs
Annabeth and Grover having inside jokes from the good memories of their time on the run, referencing it
Percy always rolling his eyes when they do so because why does he love these dorks?
When Percy and Annabeth sleep together for the first time, Grover totally realises and man, it’s mortifying for everyone involved
Whenever someone makes fun of Grover for being the Lord of the Wild because ‘he’s just a weak, runty, satyr loser!’ Annabeth goes mad
Percy usually stops her from getting into fights but this time he’s helping her
Imagine when Grover’s the best man at Percy and Annabeth’s wedding, he not only tells a bunch of stories about Percy but also about Annabeth, because he has loads from when they were younger
Grover being the godfather of Percy and Annabeth’s child
Grover totally crying when he sees the baby for the first time
Annabeth working with Grover on how to make camp half-blood and camp jupiter greener
Annabeth 100% making sure all the buildings she designs when she’s a leading architect are sustainable and environment-friendly, and you bet Grover’s so proud
i can’t stop thinking about what kind of criers dan and phil would be. i feel like dan’s crying would be a slow build up. his eyes just get watery at first, and he tries so hard to keep it in, but eventually the tears start cascading down his cheeks. he’d get a runny nose and his forehead would crease out of frustration because he hates crying, but he does it all the time. when his crying hits its peak, he’d be a blubbering mess, wiping furiously at his tears and constantly blowing his nose. he doesn’t like to be comforted while he’s crying, but when he’s finished and all that’s left is tear stained cheeks, he’d cling to the closest thing, preferably another person that would play with his hair, rub his back, and comfort him quietly.
phil on the other hand is a quiet crier. it happens really suddenly because he’s not afraid to be emotional and soft. his tears build up and he doesn’t try to hold them back. his eyes get red and puffy, and he tries to wipe away the tears quickly with his sleeve. he gets sniffly, but hides it by taking deep breaths through his mouth. his eyes are glossy and doe-like when his crying reaches the climax. he likes to be held the whole way through, even if it’s just someone holding his hand or resting a hand on his knee. physical contact calms him down and helps him feel more real. his favorite thing is when people rub their fingers up and down his arm, it nearly lulls him to sleep, but it distracts him from whatever it is he’s crying about.