That because Ichigo changed her world that it means that they revolve around one another to the exclusion of literally everyone else unless they serve a supporting role in their developing dramatic romance, ignoring the fact that canonically they do not and never have had a romantic connection*. There is a criticism to be made about Rukia’s story laregly involving men, but Ichigo isn’t one of them; Byakuya, Renji, and Kaien are the three most important men in her life.
Furthermore, she’s best friends with Orihime and it’s a very important relationship that is flagrantly ignored by fandom. Orihime is pointedly her first female friend and really the first/only real close friend she’s had since Renji, which is why Orihime was the first one they announced their marriage to. It’s widely accepted that Rukia only tolerates Orihime and otherwise ignores her which is a MASSIVE contradiction to what happens in the story. Like, yanno, taking Orihime with her to SS for a month for one-on-one training (lesbireal, that cemented them as More Than Friends), or dragging her broken, bleeding and dying body across the floor trying to save Orihime in Las Noches.
She’s often characterized as this stone cold yet pristine and pure ice princess which she’s absolutely not, she dropped the cold facade once she was kidnapped. She carries herself nobly but speaks bluntly like a man (EVERYONE FORGETS THIS) and she’s goofy and whimsical as shit and still kind of awkward around people after isolating herself emotionally for so long and people act like this is ~because of Ichigo’s love~ when no, they were never in love. Instead, by meeting him she learned how to let people in again and what having friends is like and how important that is.
Also, she’s not the warrior princess second main character of Bleach. Yeah, she was the first character conceptualized, but ultimately it’s Ichigo’s story, and Rukia’s importance was mostly overblown advertising because of popularity. She really wasn’t that central after the SS arc as the main female focus officially shifted to Orihime and stayed on her until the series ended. And Rukia’s specialty isn’t swordplay, it’s kido, and her martial prowess is not an important or huge factor with her.
tl;dr the most common misconception of Rukia is that she’s the actual hero of Bleach whose prize dick was Ichigo and who was so much better than every other woman and that interpretation has been around f o r e v e r and is deeply rooted in internalized misogyny and really fucked up standards for how a woman “should” be (esp. when compared to all the unwarranted criticism and utter shit flung towards Orihime for absolutely no reason).
(*sidenote here about the nonexistent romance between Rukia and Ichigo, because it would look like all the images and the anime and stuff would say otherwise right? it’s all advertising by the publisher and several color illustrations Kubo did of them were by request (and to the point that he got tired of it and was running out of poses lmao, as noted in “All Color But the Black”). The director of the anime was horribly biased and changed several scenes early in the anime to make it seem like it was Ichigo and Rukia’s love story and that they were going to have the kind of belligerent romantic tension that other popular couples had at the time when, again, they really didn’t and were never intended to by Kubo; and he said several times that they didn’t have a romantic relationship. It set up a false idea for what actually happened in canon, in manga, and frankly cheapens the fact that the two had the kind of platonic yet poignant relationship many claim they wanna see more of instead of forced romance.)
WHAT DOES HONK MEAN THIS TIME YOU WHIMSICAL PIECE OF SHIT????? DON’T YOU START WITH ME. DO. NOT. START WITH ME. I WILL GET YOU IN A HEADLOCK SO TIGHT IT WILL BE A MIRACLE IF PEOPLE DON’T MISTAKE OUR TUSSLE FOR AN ILL CONCEIVED VENTRILOQUIST ACT. I WILL SHOOSH YOU AGAIN, SO HELP ME GOD. I WILL SHOOSH YOUR CLOWN ASS TO SHANGRI-BULLSHIT-LA AND BACK, AND FILL YOU EAR WITH MY WHITE HOT PALEBRO SPITTLE. I AM FULL AND FUCKING WELL PREPARED TO GET CONCILIATORY WITH YOU AGAIN IF YOU SO MUCH AS PASS GAS MURDERUOUSLY, DO YOU UNDERSTAND? IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT??? DO I NEED TO CALM YOUR FAYGO-STICKY TENTSQUATTING SHIT DOWN AGAIN????
what i would be 100% down for: robert ends up in hospital somehow and has a series of whimsical dream like shit in the christmas day episodes which ultimately works to redeem him. he wakes up and aaron is there and it’s the START of them falling back together, because aaron cares enough to be there when robert wakes up. a reunion doesn’t magically happen overnight or anything, they keep close to each other but ultimately rob tells aaron that it’s clear that he isn’t ready for them to be together again and he sort of lets aaron go. roll onto new years and robert is just sitting in the pub by himself as the countdown starts and then aaron’s suddenly there like “i want ya, i promise i’m ready” and he kisses robert in the middle of the pub and they do all the cute smiley happy stuff and we all cry.
How can I help it if I think you’re funny when you’re mad Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad I’m the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral Can’t understand what I mean? Well, you soon will I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve I have a history of taking off my shirt
Venus in sag is kind of careless and thoughtless in love. You might unintentionally piss off your partner, get into cute, fun little fights, and do all sorts of whimsical shit together.
So the new Fantastic Beasts trailer that i finally watched reminded me of something that’s always fucking bothered me about the HP books. There seems to be very little consideration for logic or sense. Like, apparently all these Magical Creatures get loose because Newt Scamander has this suitcase that contains a magical zoo on the inside and shit and something leads to it breaking open and all the creatures escaping.
What the FUCK is the point of carrying around a zoo with you? WHY? Does it serve any purpose beyond being whimsical and magical and shit? Did he never think, “Hey maybe carrying around a suitcase full of dangerous and deadly creatures might not be the best idea”?
Human AU where Denmark volunteers at a hospital and meets Norway one day, Norway claims he's in the hospital for some small sickness and Denmark keeps visiting him every time he's there asking if he is feeling better until one day Denmark finally gains the courage to ask him out only to get to his hospital room and discover Norway had cancer and died early that morning, the Dane is heartbroken
My friend recently has been making fun of me because I don't swear. Like, it's really trivial and I shouldn't care. I just don't feel comfortable swearing. But it makes me feel bad when he calls me a pansy about it or whatever. He's always been kind of a douchebag, but just.
WHO GIVES A SINGLE WHIMSICAL SHIT IF YOU SWEAR OR NOT?
THE LANGUAGE YOU USE OR *DON’T* USE IS ENTIRELY YOUR OWN PERROGATIVE. IT’S PART OF YOUR OWN GODDAMN PERSONALITY, HOW YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF, AND NOBODY ELSE GETS TO TELL YOU WHAT WORDS YOU SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE USING.
HOLY PISS-SHITTING FUCK, THIS IS NOT A HARD CONCEPT!
YOU KNOW WHAT ***ISN’T*** OKAY? TRYING TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO TALK!
NEXT TIME THIS ASSHOLE CALLS YOU A PANSY, TELL HIM THAT AT LEAST PANSIES HAVE CLASS AND THAT HE NEEDS TO STEP THE FUCK OFF.
to all the homies dealing with horrible anxious thoughts:
it doesnt matter what you tell yourself, what you feel randomly guilty for… how horrible you have convinced yourself you are…..
you deserve to be loved by your friends and family. you deserve to be respected. and you don’t deserve to be abandoned. especially not over the petty whimsical shit that you may have panic attacks over.
and unfortunately, some people may leave you behind that easily. they may brush you off. and if this happens a lot, you may become convinced that it is an inevitable consequence of your character. but the person you are, you have a lot of potential, and you may help people more than you realise. sure, all the petty bastards may decide youre not worth it, but you stood by them when they were at their worst. maybe you are good at reassuring people. maybe you are good at keeping your head in a bad situation. maybe you are good at creating content that puts a smile on someone’s face.
for as long as you care, and are willing to look out for others, you are worth forgiveness and trust. don’t let anyone make you feel like garbage.