why can't i just be like her

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haechan’s winks (?)

my what a guy, gaston!

okay so i know i already did one of these for beauty and the beast (for fuck’s sake shana write about some new fairytales why are you like this) but i listened to sam tsui’s cover of a tale as old as time and OH BOY, OH MY HONEY OH MY DARLING

okay, so in the very early stages of the original beauty and the beast, gaston was an aristocrat. that eventually got scrapped, but oh what if it didn’t

so say gaston is the son of someone very high up in the royalty chain, someone who’s parents are important enough that he spends an awful lot of time at the castle? and our prince adam isn’t really down with this whole ~being a prince~ thing, he’s a brat, like so many other kids are brats (but these kids don’t get turned into beasts by random witches, like i’m sorry but i’ll never not think that beast didn’t get the short end of the stick there) and so he spends the least about of time possible parading about with a crown on his head. he likes going outside, like riding his horses and playing in the woods, and all sorts of other things that make his parents shake their heads and despair at the inability to have another child, because their son is a small disaster.

and here comes gaston, who’s older and more long suffering. gaston in naturally dramatic, okay, he likes being flashy and fun and loud, all the things the son of a noble shouldn’t be. so by the point he meets adam he’s listened to his parents, folded himself up nice and tight into this quiet boy who just doesn’t want any trouble. adam loves trouble. if he can’t find it, he invents it.

so he grabs onto gaston like glue, and gaston is irritated, but he’s the prince, he can’t say anything or his parents will kill him. so he lets adam keep dragging him out horseback riding and hunting and rock climbing and all sorts of things little noble boys aren’t supposed to do. they spare, and no matter that gaston is bigger and older he never wins, adam always ends up pinning him to the ground with his arm to his throat and he’d more irritated about it if the prince didn’t look so delighted every time he won. adam loves all the animals that he’s not interested in eating, and gaston tries to point out that it’s a little weird how thrilled adam is to take down a deer when two minute later he’s trying to entice a wolf to come closer so he can pet it, and also holy shit adam that’s a wolf what’s wrong with you

adam loves his staff, the people who do their best to reign in this little terror but don’t try that hard, because the thing about bratty kids is that they’re rarely brats all the time, as an adult you swing between wanting to strangle them and finding them so adorable and charming your chest hurts. so mrs. potts indulges him, likes the way he’s only ever really patient while he’s playing with her son chip when he’s snuck into the kitchen to beg her for some extra cookies. lumiere and cogsworth are his tutors and spend more time arguing with each other than teaching him, and he’s delighted by that.

and so adam is this loud, exuberant little prince who slowly but surely picks at gaston’s barrier until gaston almost feels like himself again, and adam doesn’t do what his parents did. adam doesn’t make fun of him for how much he cares about his hair, about how he hates dirt under his fingernails. as long as gaston keeps following him into dangerous situations, adam doesn’t care about much of anything, and gaston loves him for it.

and gaston’s on the cusp of teenagerhood when he realizes he loves adam, the prince, this is awful and he immediately has a panic attack over it, he’s to be lord and adam is to be king, it will never work, oh, and adam probably doesn’t like boys, and – oh my god, all those schoolyard taunts about him being gay we’re right this is a nightmare.

he’d freak out about this properly and probably go charging to the castle to confess his love in true embarrassing 12 year old fashion – except his parents set him down, pale, and say, “they’re gone, they’re all gone, the king and queen were found dead and the prince is gone and now a monster lives in the castle.” and of course gaston takes this to the most logical conclusion – a beast broke into the castle, killed the love of his young life, and now he’s claimed the castle for his own.

this is gaston’s defining moment okay, this is the point where he snaps and never goes back. he rebels against his parents, refuses to fit himself back into the mold of the perfect son, tries to live his life like adam would have wanted him to. that means being exactly who he is and damn the consequences. he focuses on his hair and his clothes and his looks, he pursues hunting because it reminds him of adam, because so much of their friendship took place in the woods, covered in mud and laughing. he pursues hunting because, one day, when he’s the very best he’s going to go the castle and kill the beast that killed adam. and his parents are furious about all of this and they disown him in favor of his young siblings and he just. doesn’t give a shit.

so he moves to the town, and everyone loves him, of course they love him. he’s loud and arrogant, but – he’s not cruel. he’s beautiful and brings in more pelts and meat than any other hunter and gaston doesn’t miss the days of being a young lordling in the slightest. but girls keep throwing themselves at him and he doesn’t know how to keep refusing either outing himself or hurting their feelings, so he goes to belle. belle, who is every inch as pretty he is. belle, who is smart and quiet and kind in a reserved sort of way. if there’s anyone who won’t judge him, it’s her.

so he goes to her, and tells her the truth – that he only likes men, that he’s not interested in advertising the fact, and asks her to pretend to be his lady. and belle, kind sweet belle, agrees. she does it out of sense of duty to help those in need, because nothing she knows of gaston says she will enjoy this. but she’s proven wrong, because gaston was raised to be a lord of course he’s educated, just because he doesn’t really care about any of that stuff doesn’t mean he doesn’t know it. and belle can speak with him like she can no other, because gaston has more formal education than anyone else in this village. and to their surprise, gaston and belle become friends, become the closest of friends, and gaston hasn’t known this closeness since adam, although it’s different because he loves belle but he’s not in love with belle.

and one day belle and her father are out traveling and sudden snowstorm forces them into the castle. belle knows there’s some sort of monster that supposedly lives there, but it’s either the castle for refuge or dying of cold outside, so into the castle they go. and instead of a hideous monster there’s adam, the beast. he’s rude and gruff and calls them twelve kinds of idiots for getting caught in a snowstorm in the first place. he offers them a room before sulking back into his study, watching the last petal threaten to the fall from the rose.

the castle is so excited to have guests, to have a young girl that may be their saving grace, and beast doesn’t know how to tell them that he likes girls well enough, but the only person he’s ever loved is a prickly, stuffy little boy who used to wring his hands together whenever they went looking for wolves. the storm doesn’t abate, and belle and her father stay. beast likes belle, likes how much she loves his library and the courteous way she speaks to all his staff even tho they’re all furniture, and he wishes he could love her, she is a woman that deserves to be loved. but he can’t.

back in the village, gaston has had it. the beast took adam from him, and he wont allow that thing to take belle. he rallies the villagers and goes marching to the castle, determined to save belle and her father, determined to kill the thing that killed adam.

so they storm the castle and he and the beast fight. belle and her father rush forward to stop the rest of the angry village men, and belle is screaming at gaston to stop, that things aren’t as they seem. but he’s mad with bloodlust, with revenge, and he’s about to take the beast’s head off with his axe when the beast lunges and pushes him to the ground, pinning him with an arm to his throat. and the muscle memory is so sudden and visceral that gaston freezes and stares at the snarling beast and whispers, “adam?”

and the beast blinks, and pulls back a little, and goes …… “gaston!?”

literally everyone is so confused, but they only get more confused when gaston throws himself at the beast and there’s a rush of magic as the last petal falls and the spell is broken. gaston sees beast for who he really is, loves him wholly and completely in the way only children can, and the curse is broken.

so gaston goes from having the beast in his arms to having a man, and he kisses him, outing himself in front of the whole village and not caring in the slightest. “i’ve missed you,” adam says, reaching out a hand to cup gaston’s cheek.

his staff are people again, and the cloud of darkness that had fallen over the castle is lifted. the old and irritable third cousin twice removed who’d been running the country is more than happy to hand it back over to adam, so happy in fact that he doesn’t question anything about this incredibly weird situation.

gaston and adam were children with a children’s love, but as adam gets his castle and kingdom up and running again, gaston is there. and their love deepens, and strengthens, and becomes something much more real and true than it ever was before. and gaston knows he can’t keep this, that adam will need to take a queen and gaston won’t be able to be with him after that.

except no one told adam that, because he goes to belle who just, never left the castle because she likes it and it likes her and her two favorite people are here. and also they’ll pry her from that library over her dead body. “hey,” adam says, “so, i’m kind of the king now.”

“i noticed,” belle answers, and doesn’t look up from her book.

adam considers closing it, but also considers that he likes his hands attached to his wrists. “want to get married? we’ll need to produce an heir or two, but beyond that you’ll get all the books you want and a whole country to boss around.” one of the things adam had quickly learned was that belle loved bossing people around.

belle doesn’t look up from her book. he hadn’t honestly expected her too. “okay. I’m dating plumette. im going to keep doing that.”

“nice,” he says, because plumette is a lot prettier now that she isn’t a feather duster.

so adam find gaston and tells him that he’s marrying belle, and gaston’s whole heart breaks but it makes sense, adam and belle make sense together, and he wishes he could make himself hate either of them but he can’t because he loves them both. but then adam is talking about how belle will have the rooms next to theirs, and gaston should probably stop paying rent for his house in the village, he lives in a literal palace, come on now.

and gaston figures out that adam is planning to stay with him, that belle is his wife and queen in name only and and gaston will continue to be the one in his heart and in his bed. adam is talking about how they all really need to sit down and do something about the redistribution of tax revenue, and they should probably do it before the wedding because otherwise their subjects will only show up to throw fruit at them. gaston cuts him off by pressing his king and love of his life against the wall and kissing him breathless.

cogsworth and lumiere walk by and pause mid-argument to wolf whistle at them before continuing on their way. gaston and adam end up having to hold each other up as they laugh so hard they can’t breath.

and everyone lives happily ever after.


read more of my retold fairytales here

headcanon: the evil queen watches over king henry in the wish realm. he is hell bent on vengeance against her, but she evades his traps and instead makes sure he is safe throughout his life. when his carriage nearly falls over a ravine, she saves it with magic. when a neighbouring kingdom challenges his leadership, henry finds the leaders suddenly compliant the next day. good fortune follows him around. the evil queen becomes his guardian angel, protecting him from afar. she can’t be his mother, but at least she’ll make sure he lives the best possible life.

I commissioned a modern Tarzan and Jane from the incredibly talented @punziella and here’s the final result!! I couldn’t be happier with it, it’s absolutely perfect and I just love it so so much I can’t stop staring at it, thank you so much Pauline!!

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I know it’s Christmas and I don’t want to be posting this first thing but…

I couldn’t sleep and I go on Twitter and I see this shit.

And I’m really sad now.

. @thisiseverydayracism @thisiswhiteculture @mixedgirlrants

1026. When Snape died, the first person there to greet him was Lily. She walked up to him and punched him in the face, demanding answers as to 'WHY THE HELL DID YOU VERBALLY ABUSE MY SON FOR SEVEN YEARS???'

i just had a weird mental image of dumbledore being like “okay wtf this is the fifth time voldemort has tried to kill the dursleys, what’s up with that”

and mcgonagall’s like “have you considered that it’s because every time he tries, harry sends him a gift basket”

and harry just pats hedwig on the head and goes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

what your fav homestuck character in 2017 says about you: The Kids
  • John: you just love this soft windy boy!! you super dig his aesthetics of blue and wind and flying and oh look you just drew a picture of him kissin some boys. "a pure, splendid boy indeed", you note as you draw john slam dunking dirk into a trash can as a prank
  • Rose: you are gay. you understand the true nature of rose as NOT a prim and proper lady but a pretentious messy goth lesbian who just likes to stay up at 4 am eating coffee beans and critiquing the homoerotic nature of literary works behind an Arby's or something. you love her and you love her twelve million girlfriends like kanaya, jade, vriska, terezi... the list goes on and on. you love her.
  • Dave: you really sympathize with his triumph over abuse and you constantly reblog davekat like your life depended on it. you understand that dave is the most developed character in the comic and you own a pair of mirror shades just to subconsciously remind yourself. have I mentioned how much davekat you reblog and draw and write? davekat is canon guys and your soft asshole boy got the boyfriend of his dreams. here's another comic of him in his underwear watching movies with karkat.
  • Jade: you SUPER DIG her aesthetic. JEEZE she is GOALS. you own at least 500 different pictures of jade holding the five planets on your phone and you love how she is both smart and capable of standing on her own. furries are a-ok and you like making dog jokes with jade. what a precious daughter. being part-dog was the greatest thing that could happen to her. also, you really think she got shafted in the ending and regularly post jade in many cute outfits to fill the void.
  • Jane: you draw her with bright red lipstick and a diner aesthetic. you are kin with jane and primarily ship janeroxycallie (or as I like to call it CottonCallie). you're kinda quiet about your love for her and don't post a whole lot. if someone else made a post for her, you'd be there giving your support and throwing in your own opinions.
  • Roxy: GOOD WIFE GOOD WIFE WIFE MATERIAL HOLY WOW NO WAY WOWZA GOOD WIFE. you are absolutely in love with her and everything she does. you get mad when people draw her with a drink because Hey, my beautiful wife worked her BUTT off to get past that and??? she did it??? wow. she's strong, she's beautiful, she's smart, she's sassy, she's funny. Wow. you draw her gaming, you draw her making jokes, you draw her in different aesthetics, you draw her doing void things, honestly who cares as long as you're drawing her. you might not be into johnroxy but ROXYCALLIE HOLY SHIT MAN. I cannot stress enough how much you love her.
  • Dirk: you can't help but love this trainwreck of a man. he's so problematic but that's why you love him! you regularly upload dirkjohn comics involving his wacky manime antics. everything you draw with dirk is gay or is him doing something ridiculously over the top but that's just the way you like it. sometimes you'll do character analysis posts that really delve into his subconscious and then accidentally attract 30 haters to your blog. you like how he cronches into an orange with the skin on and are CONSTANTLY shitposting.
  • Jake: you and twelve other guys are in the same small cult for this goofy boy's butt. you know just about everyone on this site that loves him. you would die for this man. everything he does makes you smile. you make analysis posts all the time about how he is WAY smarter than he lets on and is an ingenious manipulator but not in the Bad Way. you appreciate him way more than just guns, skulls, and movies. you draw him with very fluffy hair and have four askblogs for him. people will say you have bad taste and you will agree but continue to love him. every one out three comics is about dirk.
  • Draco: This is terrible!
  • Hermione: But Draco-
  • Draco: I can't go on living like this!
  • Hermione: If you just-
  • Draco: WHY must bad things happen to good people?!
  • Harry: Oh for the love of- Draco it was one game of Monopoly! God damn, get over it already!
  • Draco: Mama didn't raise a loser!
  • Hermione: *under her breath* She didn't raise a sane person either.

I’m a picky person. But I picked you. I picked you as the person I liked and I loved and I wanted to go on dates with and eventually I wanted to get a cute little apartment and have a nice couch that would be big enough for me to lay down and watch greys anatomy and you laying between my legs on me. And the lights are off and my hands on your back. And listening to music and you helping me cook and you sitting on the counter and when I’m done cooking for a minute I come stand between your legs and just hug you. I wanted to go to dinner with you at Texas Roadhouse and I wanted you to meet my mom or go to my brothers with me and just sit on the couch. I picked you. And I was done for awhile I was focused on you and making this work. I jumped when you wanted something and if you said you liked something i got it for you and i could see you in my everyday life. Going to bed with you on the phone. When I just wanted to talk to you. How we could go from joking on each other and laughing to dirty the next. I was all about you and you never had to worry about me with anyone else. But you didn’t pick me and I was naive you even told me when I asked why it wasn’t me that “I just feel like it’s always been her” I’ve always just been your second. Just the person you go to when it’s not working out for you. I’ll never be half of what you are to me.Everything she is to you, you are to me. And I keep getting destroyed. Broken and torn down and heartbroken.

  • Person: Hello, how are you doi-
  • Me, sobbing uncontrollably: ZELDA LOVED LINK SO MUCH, SHE HAD NO IDEA THAT HER POWER WOULD AWAKEN WHEN SHE THREW HERSELF IN FRONT OF THAT GUARDIAN TO PROTECT HIM AND THAT MEANS SHE WAS LITERALLY WILLING TO DIE FOR HIM AND I'M LIKE??? DAMN SHE REALLY LOVED THAT BOY OKAY MAN. SHE WOULD HAVE LITERALLY RATHER DIED THAN LOSE HER LAST FRIEND AND THE ONE SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH. AND SHE EVEN ALMOST CONFESSED IT AND THEN THE DEKU TREE CUT HER OFF WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT TO SAY IT BECAUSE YEA I KNOW NINTENDO DOESN'T WANNA SAY THE SHIP IS CANON BECAUSE THEY KNOW NOT EVERYONE SHIPS IT WHICH I GUESS IS PRETTY CONSIDERATE OF THEM BUT I KNOW THAT THEY CLEARLY DO SHIP THEM AND I WAS SO READY TO HEAR HER TELL HIM LIKE SHE PLANNED TO. LIKE YOU CAN'T JUST SAY THAT YOUR CHARACTER IS GOING TO MAKE A LOVE CONFESSION AND THEN NEVER SHOW IT AT THE END OF THE GAME, LIKE WHY DO YOU GOTTA DO THAT TO MY HEART. AND YEA I KNOW THAT KASS TOLD LINK THAT ZELDA WAS IN LOVE WIT HIM BUT THAT'S NOT THE SAME AS HEARING IT FROM ZELDA HERSELF. IN FACT THATS THE WHOLE DAMN REASON THE DEKU TREE CUT HER OFF IN THE FIRST PLACE ISN'T IT? HE WANTED LINK TO HEAR IT FROM HER IN PERSON BUT WE NEVER GOT TO SEE THAT AND NOW I GOTTA RELY ON FANFICS TO TELL ME HOW IT WENT. ALSO WHY DID NINTENDO GIVE ZORAS BELLYBUTTONS IF THEY HATCH FROM EGGS AND WHY ARE GORONS THE ONLY RACE IN THE GAME WITH VISIBLE NIPPLES.

group shot! they’re Drops because they were inspired by the Sailor Moon Drops game. :D

also a question: should I do Sunset in her first/second movie colors and outfit, or Sunset from Friendship Games+? I like both versions and I can’t decide. :( (I also need to figure out which SciTwi I wanna do but that’s assuming I have time for her.)

bonus:

a headcanon, leaning on meta: bianca was supposed to the prophecy child. you know how the pjato prophecy said that it would be a child of the big three, but it never specified, and over time everyone just reached a consensus that percy was the prophecy child because thalia and nico’s chances were cancelled out? well, clearly, thalia passed the responsibility to percy and hades tried to trap percy so nico could be the prophecy child, so this gives off the idea that the position was open to any of them, but what if it wasn’t? what if bianca was literally supposed to be the prophecy child, what if the fates literally had her name written down, set in stone, chosen from the beginning, but it never happened, because she died so quickly. it’s a possibility, so humor me and just… imagine

anonymous asked:

I saw someone write that Wonder Woman has to be a Gryffindor because she likes the adrenaline of a fight and is a warrior. But why can't a Hufflepuff be like that too? I really do feel Diana is a Hufflepuff even with that. What do you think Amy?

I don’t think Wonder Woman fights for the adrenaline, but rather she fights for what’s right, which can definitely go Hufflepuff or Gryffindor (see: Staying for the Battle of Hogwarts)

Like, this to me is her Hufflepuff moment:

I respect arguments for why she could be in Gryffindor, as Hufflepuff and Gryffindor tend to overlap, but after seeing the movie twice in theaters, she’s just so just and loyal and to me, that overwhelms her brave and chivalrous side. 

-Amy (Hufflepuff)

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Like who he tryna kid though?

  • Ino: Honey, have you already thought about how we're gonna call this little one? (rubbing her huge belly)
  • Sai: Yes. I'd like to call him Tofu.
  • Ino: What? You can't name your child after a food!
  • Naruto & Sasuke: Why not?

anonymous asked:

When he yelled what the fuck is happening I became so frustrated he's so overwhelmed and confused he didn't even push the pap they fell and he wasn't trying to take any females phone he had to pry her off he can't just watch El get ganged up on I feel so bad for him it was like he couldn't win in anyway in this situation

I cannot understand why he was arrested and those three girls got to walk. This makes zero sense to me. He didn’t attack anyone. He was trying to protect Eleanor. This is a fucking mess and those charges need to be dropped.

y’all: blue diamond is still grieving and wants to preserve pink diamond’s “possessions” (e.g., humans, the earth-made quartzes, and all the bubbled rose quartzes–actual LIVING BEINGS) out of sentimentality, so obviously garnet must have misrepresented blue diamond as an oppressive tyrant or lied about how cruel she is in “the answer”

…I cannot believe this is an actual idea floating out in this site and fandom.

1. who is Blue Diamond grieving for? hint: it’s not the billions of earthlings about to be destroyed–as far as she and Yellow Diamond know–by the cluster, the dozens of rose quartzes bubbled in retaliation for the Crystal Gem Rebellion, the desecrated, violated gems agonizingly forced together in the cluster experiments, the hundreds of both crystal and homeworld gems corrupted by the diamonds’ parting shot at the Crystal Gems at the end of the rebellion, or any of the hundreds or thousands of gems and humans destroyed or brutalized during, prior, or after the war for Earth. no. it’s Pink Diamond, another diamond. 

2. whose live even has the privilege to be considered “grievable?” the earthlings slated to be annihilated by the cluster? the generations of dispossessed humans, literally animalized, infantilized, and objectified in the human zoo until they forgot their cultures and homes? Ruby, who would have been murdered by Blue Diamond for fusing with Sapphire and would have accepted this willingly because she was made to believe that her own life didn’t matter? the gems forced together to create the cluster? the countless gems and humans who died in the war? no. only Pink Diamond’s life, and it’s only Pink Diamond’s so-called former “ownership” of the human zoo and the Earth–and, by extension, all the gems made and indigenous lifeforms living there–that motivates Blue Diamond to “preserve” them out of grief and sentimentality.

say it with me: BLUE DIAMOND’S GRIEF OVER PINK DIAMOND IS NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE FROM HER DISREGARD FOR, ABUSE OF, AND TYRANNY OVER GEMKIND. IT’S ACTUALLY EXTREMELY TELLING THAT BLUE DIAMOND’S GRIEF IS SO SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON PINK DIAMOND.

yes, even tyrants and dictators like the diamonds are multifaceted beings with the potential for love and grief. but guess what? their potential for SELECTIVE love and grief does not absolve them of the atrocities they’ve committed and continue to commit. in fact, Blue’s and Yellow’s capacity for (selective!) love and grief is all the more damning; in other words, it’s not that they’re incapable of them, but that they simply Do Not Care to put any effort into caring for other beings but themselves, diamonds. and when that disregard for others intersects with their absolute power over gemkind, it adds up to a whole lot of accountability for the atrocities they’ve committed and the kind of empire/society they preside over.

Blue Diamond demonstrably does not care about any of the beings she “preserves.” Garnet’s memory of Blue Diamond’s cruelty is just as true as Blue’s grief over Pink Diamond. she threatened to shatter Ruby in “The Answer”; she only chooses to preserve Greg–BY KIDNAPPING HIM AGAINST HIS WILL–because she’s surprised to find out that he too has the capacity for grief but, moreover, for EMPATHY, which she lacks but finds appealing in others because, obviously, it allows them to relate to her and her feelings and make her feel better; when she sees Sapphire in “That Will Be All,” she becomes cold, dangerous, and threatening again until Sapphire makes up an excuse and reminds Blue of her grief.

yet between Blue Diamond’s cruelty and capacity for love and grief the most significant is her cruelty, and it’s precisely because of the effect her cruelty has had on beings like Garnet, who she had nearly absolute power and control over. BLUE DIAMOND–AND YELLOW DIAMOND, AND PINK DIAMOND–HURT(S) PEOPLE, CONSTANTLY. the diamonds’ insular intimacy, love, and care for one another do not redeem them; it just makes their tyranny, oppression, and disregard for all other life all the more unforgivable.

anonymous asked:

(2/2) But, you can't claim that people would still hate her if she was a guy. It's just not true, because of how the fandom worships characters like Jumin and Saeran. The fandom has a huge problem with misogyny. Which is why some people in the fandom will blame Jaehee for her work situation and let Jumin off the hook. That's just one example of many.

No, I do see that point. I still reject it because there’s no evidence of it. Unless I see a significant amount of fans say “I only hate Rika because she’s a girl”, then I would be the first person to step up and say something. Gender has no factor in the fact that Rika is an abuser. If she were a male, she would still be an abuser. You do realize the majority of V fans/anti-Rika fans I know (and are popular here in the Tumblr mm fandom) are abuse survivors themselves, right?

I won’t speak for Saeran, because I’m not a fan of his and I know there are plenty of other fans who could do him more justice than I ever could. The only thing I will say is the reason that he’s a terrible and problematic as he is, is because of Rika’s abuse.

I will speak up for Jumin fans, however. The abuse claim is something that’s constantly put as a target on Jumin’s back. 

What people don’t get is that most Jumin fans absolutely respect a person that says something to the tune of “Jumin reminds me of my abuser and he makes me feel uncomfortable”. That’s completely okay, we get it. What we don’t like is people saying “Jumin is abusive and if you like him then you’re abusive too!”. Like holy shit dude, you completely missed the mark. 

People have individualized experiences with abuse, and there are countless triggers and symptoms that relate to it. What one fan sees is abusive in Jumin is fine in another fan, and one person can adore Zen or Jaehee for something that was viewed as despicable in their own abuser. There is no blanket term for what will affect someone any what won’t.

For the sake of this response, I’ll show you the main negative points of Jumin and Rika and compare them.

Notice how they don’t overlap? That’s because Jumin isn’t as bad as Rika. That’s because while Jumin reacted hastily and territorial after a mental breakdown, Rika was abusing and manipulating people to the point where they became completely brainwashed and in Jihyun’s case, killed.

TL;DR: Don’t compare Jumin or V to Rika, even if Rika was a male she would be hated BECAUSE SHE IS ABUSIVE, and Jumin is not canonly abusive unless provoked into the Bad Ending via choices made via the player.