It straight up hurts my soul that there are people out there blind to this woman's beauty.
So she has gray hair. So fucking what. Most of us out there are going to have it someday, and hell. Some won’t even make it out of their 20’s without it.
Tell me something. Does the color of your hair define who you are as a person? Because it absolutely shouldn’t. I’m sorry, but the very idea that it would is bullshit.
Melissa McBride, from all accounts, is a wonderfully genuine person. She’s well loved by her peers, and she has this amazing talent that allows her to speak a thousand and one words without saying a word. She’s creative and kind and a precious gift to The Walking Dead fandom. Her portrayal of Carol Peletier has transcended genres and made people that would normally shun shows like TWD take notice.
And oh, yeah. She has gray hair.
But you know what else she has?
A special sort of chemistry with her costar Norman Reedus. A sparkly kind of something that is pretty rare on television because in the absence of unambiguous evidence of the true nature of their characters’ love (and it’s love, dammit…fight me), she’s drawn you in. Admit it. Even if you balk against the very idea of romantic love between Carol and Daryl, you cannot deny they are special to each other.
And why shouldn’t they love each other like that?
Oh, I forgot. It’s the gray hair. That somehow renders a person a used up has-been around these parts. That negates any desire to have a loving emotional and yes, sexual connection with the person they are closest to in the entire post-Apocalyptic world.
Melissa McBride and her character are fucking gorgeous, and you know why? It comes from within. Don’t get me wrong. Both of them rock the gray hair like nobody’s business–I can only hope I do the same one day, and thanks to MMB, I’m not so afraid of it anymore, but even if they didn’t, I’d still look up to them for so many reasons that I won’t go into right now.
I’m not even going to address the absurdity that she’s somehow not a good match for Norman’s Daryl because she has gray hair and therefore, she must be old. They’re literally the most age-appropriate couple in theory on the entire show besides maybe Carl and Enid. They’re contemporaries. And you know what? They look absolutely gorgeous together, but that’s not even the best part. Their chemistry is a thing of beauty, and Carol’s and Daryl’s hearts? Know each other. They recognize each hard-earned beat.
So don’t come at me again with this ageism fuckery. Because it makes me sad that the people in my fandom can be so shallow, for them and for this adorable lady who deserves nothing of this.
Look at her.
Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves, and I feel…I just feel sad that this is a thing.
Stepping off my soapbox now. I can’t take the credit for the gifs of this lovely human. That goes to the gif-makers. I hope you don’t mind my borrowing them.
“You ship Jonerys? so you obviously support real life incest”
“Jonerys is disgusting and so are you”
“Jon will only use Daenerys for sex and leave her for San*a”
“Jon and Daenerys don’t have chemistry”
“Jonerys is fan-service and just a D&D thing”
“Jonerys is forced”
“Jon and Daenerys aren’t the Song of Ice and Fire”
“Jon is obviously hiding his real feelings for San*a”
“Daenerys is clearly becoming the mad queen and needs to die”
“Jonerys will never happen so don’t bother”
I have literally seen all these comments at one point or another as I’ve scrolled down the Jonerys tag and this is my reaction every time I see a stupid anti before I block them. No matter how much I block they always seem to creep in but it’s whatever because while they have their boohoo fest I’ll be too busy basking in all the Jonerys glory.
They say ‘Hide your crazy,’
But we’re all mad here;
Though most else is hazy
This, my dear, is clear:
None of us are fully sane–
At least from what I can tell–
Something’s off in the heart or brain,
Only some can hide it well.
What is 'normal’ anyway?
Time to lay that word to rest;
No two people are the same…
There’s no baseline, normalcy test.
If there were, who would pass?
I’ll be the first to admit,
Not me (and is it crazy
That I’d be okay with it?)
At least I’m not the crazy
Who destroys someone else–
That’s right, I keep destruction
Strictly to myself.
Characters needing to point out that someone is into someone else is a sign of doing a bad job in conveying that through just having it happen organically. It means they did a bad job in SHOWING that Jon is into her, so they had to resort to TELLING it. Show don't tell. It's filmmaking 101. It could be Kit or the writing or the director, or all of them at fault.
I’m just going to go ahead and assume you’re an anti. I swear you guys need to pick a issue and stick with it instead of contradicting yourselves. Half of you yell this ‘show not tell’ stuff complaining about how there’s no chemistry and it comes out of nowhere while the rest complain about being beaten over the head with these two and how that puts you off.
Not sure if you’ve seen anything I’ve previously commented on, but I’m a fan of show, not tell and have previously said so. I think the show did a good job of that considering the legions of Jonerys fans it has despite the fact that these two have literally never spoken any words of actual love to one another. In fact, on paper, their dialogue could be interpreted as platonic. It’s all been in their body language, eye contact and facial expressions i.e. acting. Literally the only times these two have mentioned anything to do with romance was to dispute it. Even their final love scene, confirmation of their feelings, was a wordless affair beyond Bran’s explanation of Jon’s parentage and supposed right to the iron throne. But it was juxtaposed with Jon and Dany looking at one another in awe and clearly in love.
Show, not tell doesn’t mean NO ONE MUST UTTER ANYTHING AT ALL. It refers to using body language, cinematography, direction etc. to tell the story as well. And we certainly have plenty of that.
There were only 2 other times where their attraction to one another was mentioned (from memory) and both times were by their closest advisors. It’s hardly the gossip of Westeros. It would be entirely ridiculous for these two to fall in love in the public eye (seriously these two stare at each other in open war council) and for no one to mention it at all. They are both monarchs and it makes sense for their council to observe this. The characters do not exist in a bubble. However on both occasions, it’s a small feature of the conversation. With Davos, it’s simply dismissed with a “there’s no time for that” and the conversation with Tyrion is filled with more content than just merely their relationship. That conversation, to me, was foreshadowing her own heroism in rushing off to “do stupid things” and save them. It also segued into a conversation regarding succession which I’ve been waiting to hear for years.
This also doesn’t take into account how Jorah, the man who’s been in love with Dany for centuries it seems, has responded to their budding feelings. Not once has he spoken a word of their love but his actions have spoken volumes. He is immediately able to read her distress when Jon decides to leave on the suicide mission, he chooses not to give a big goodbye speech and instead steps aside as he sees Jon approach because he knows Jon has started winning her heart, and in their final council scene you can see how concerned he is that she is taking Jon’s advice over his at the risk of her own safety. Yet none of this is spoken. So there are also examples of SHOW that you forgot to include anon.
I might also point out, that the GA might be a good indicator of how well something is being portrayed as they’re not the ones trawling the internet for hidden subtext etc. I know that my entire GoT viewing party picked up the chemistry between Jon and Daenerys after 7x03 where they met and began backing them then. There were no words of love between them and no characters pointed out an attraction between them.
At the end of the day, everyone has their own opinion on the show and its direction. But there’s no need to blame Kit. His acting was on point and subtle enough. I don’t understand why everyone seems to expect these two people who are both King and Queen of their people to just constantly be dry humping to prove their feelings when they both have separate wars on their minds and an upcoming Winter to deal with.
Another reason why I think they’ve done well to show their connection is through the 6 years of parallels that we’ve been watching which have culminated in their “convergence”. And now it’s canon, and I’ll take that over salty haters any day.
“The entire time I was in high school there was this one guy on the football team who constantly called me a faggot. As I would walk through the breezeway- I say walk as I would sissy that walk through the breezeway. And this guy "you’re a faggot. You’re a faggot” and I’m like “whatever, hater, hater” but it was always “faggot you’re a faggot”. But then one day I had just had enough. It was that one day when your become Sally Feilds in steal magnolias when your just fucking done. And here was this guy “you’re a faggot you’re a faggot” and I go “YOU KNOW WHAT. WHAT DOES IT MATTER TO YOU IF IM A FUCKING FAGGOT. THE ONLY WAY IT SHOULD BOTHER YOU IS IF I COME HOME AND FUCK YOUR DADDY SO GOOD I BECOME YOUR STEP MOTHER. FUCK YOURSELF.” So we dated for 6 months"
(I will start by saying that I spent an hour on writing this prompt and then my internet crashed before it could post. My kinks, my puns, my jams. Gone. Enjoy anyway.)
“It’s called what?” “Agalmatophilia. Just something I’ve researched and realised I was interested in.” Jin explains. You smile at him reassuringly, though you don’t know what it means. “So, what would you like me to do?” He breathes a sigh of relief. “You know the statue in the original Blood Sweat and Tears? I want you to bring that in for me. Something about carved marble just really gets me going.” “That’s such a coincidence because my legs get me going.” You run as fast as you can away from him, and though Jin is upset he knows the pain won’t last forever. Statues can’t run away.
“I completely support any decisions you make regarding the way you present your gender, but I do have some questions.” You say, as you walk in on Yoongi wearing a wig and your old school uniform. “You’re a beautiful (gender) Y/N,” Yoongi begins, flicking his hair, “And I’m a beautiful man. But I’m also a sexy woman. You can feel free to leave at any time. All I need is myself, my autogynephilia, and this full length mirror.” “This is a kinkshame, not a kinksame Min Yoongi!” Whatever hater. He loves himself.
You’re sitting together at an out side table at a busy cafe, both enjoying the warm morning. “Ah Y/N, I love the sunlight.” “Yeah, me too Hobi.” “No I mean,” he tilts his head back, exposing himself further to the sun’s bright rays. “I really, really love the sun.” He begins to moan, attracting the attention of the customers around you. Embarrassed, you lean forward to ask him to stop, but he cuts you off by jumping onto the table. “I HAVE ACTIRASTY AND I LOVE THE SUN!” “J-Hope that’s actinasty!” You cry, and run away from him, away into the darkness. You live the rest of your life in the shadows. J-Hope becomes the sun.
It’s a normal night, the two of you cuddling together on the lounge watching television. The show you’re currently immersed in cuts to an ad break, and Namjoon mutes the television, moving to look you in the eyes. “Y/N, we’ve been together for long enough now that we should be able to communicate and trust each other. I want you to know that I would never push you outside of your comfort zone or ask you to do something you don’t want to do, but tonight I was wondering if maybe…” “I will not call you daddy, I will never call you daddy, I refuse to refer to any part of your mind, body, or soul daddy.” “Oh. Okay then.” But you can see the confused squint in his eyes and continue. “BUDDY, CALLING PEOPLE DADDY IS GROSS.” He feels caught out. He realises now that he will have to call himself daddy. He will still enjoy it.
“Jimin, why are we outside so early? I’m freezing!” He breathes in deeply, fog swirling around his head. “This is the good stuff Y/N. I love this choking feeling.” You cough awkwardly. “Jimin that’s really messed up.” He chokes back tears, and fog, and still looks good doing it. “I have nebulophilia! I thought you would be supportive of me.” You shakes your head, teeth chattering. “It’s cold as tits Jimin, come back inside when you’ve repented your kinks.” But he would not repent. He would tongue the fog.
“But what’s wrong with an ear fetish Y/N?” You bring up your hands to hide your ears, conscious of his hungry gaze. “So many things Tae. Almost everything.” He flushes red, and leaves you to find easier lobes to nibble.
“Well, do you like it?” Jungkook smirks, showing off his rabbit costume. “To be honest, when you said you were going to wear something sexy this is not what I had in mind. Are you a furry?” he gasps, shocked. “It’s called autoplushophilia and it’s perfectly normal!” “No, Jungkook…it’s really not.” He turns away, tail bouncing. “Call me Bunkook… or don’t call me at all.” it’s the worst kind of break up. It was necessary.
Remember we’re the delusional ones with bad reading skills for shipping naruhina when antis like to say that a) hinata is a stalker when there’s nothing in the manga for proof, b) naruto hates her when again, there is nothing to support the claim and c) he doesn’t even know who she is through the whole series when again, he’s known her from the very beginning. But hey, we’re the ones in the wrong here.
I almost don’t want to write this because I don’t want people up in my inbox thinking it’s cool to come bash alex here (it’s not, go away), so I will preface this by saying that I do think alex is in amazing form (yes, even better form than cp, at the moment. if you don’t agree with that you don’t have eyes.) and that I think she should be a starter and blah blah blah
but like lowkey, if the roles were reversed and they had opposite years, and cp had scored the same goals in these friendlies (and alex had scored cp’s goals vs germany and brazil), the conversation would somehow be that the goals didn’t count because they were against new zealand, no matter how good the form was. and I DO NOT say this to take anything away from alex, because I think she’s some of the best soccer of her life right now, but more just to say that woso media and social media seem to have a particularly strong tendency toward confirmation bias, and this is a good example.
it works for and against different players and situations (”oh press played poorly against X big team, she’s not clutch”, “oh alex had a bad game she’ll never be 2012 alex again”, “oh carli is having an off game, but she was POTY so she’ll bounce back”, “oh christen and alex don’t play well together”), but when it comes from journalists, it mostly just does a disservice to the reader. I get that they have to write something, but how about just looking at the facts objectively and not throwing in random ‘so-and-so has always X’ when X is just something you made up in 2015 and didn’t bother to prove then either??
So many people droppin Kook lol 😂😂 bout time they stan someone worthit.
“stan someone worth it” ???? jeon jungkook is worth stanning and i absolutely do not regret stanning him. i’m sure that the other fans that are still jungkook stans don’t regret stanning him either. just because he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, does not mean that he’s not worth stanning.
the number of jimin posts were actually reblogged by val (@/kihyvvn) and i was the one who reblogged a whole bunch of namkook posts onto her account. I AM STILL a kook stan just with jimin feels. but that still does not make jeongguk not worth stanning. all the members of bts got to where they are now because they helped each other and we supported and loved all of them. if bang pd didn’t think jungkook was worth being out there as an idol then he would have never allowed jeongguk to even debut with the rest of the members.
people’s likes change, just like how people can become double, triple, or even ot7 biased. just because some people moved on to biasing another member, it doesn’t make jeongguk any less talented that he is.
EVERY MEMBER OF BTS IS WORTH STANNING !!!!! they’re all so talented and hardworking. i have yet to see a group that has reached the level of successfulness as they did from a small company and is still always so humble, so kind, so grateful, and so hardworking as our boys are.