You: *ignores that Isak apologised to literally everyone he did wrong (including Eva, who was okay with it in the end), didn’t just accept Even but attempted to fix things with his mother too, forgave Emma for outing him because he realised he treated her poorly and even made life changes to make Even’s life easier, and more*
Me: but he literally tried to correct every mistake he made and that’s all we can ask of him, surely?
You: *ignores that Isak was the only character to ever defend Sana against Islamophobic comments despite the fact that he didn’t like her at that point*
Me: b-but…. he’s a kid… and he’s learning from his mistakes
You: *claims that Even is an arsehole who cheated and doesnt deserve any redemption*
Me: it was wrong, everyone knows that, but he told her immediately after it happened
You: *ignores that Even only went back to Sonja because she was manipulating him into believing Isak was a manic phase and because Isak scared him away*
Me: but… he learnt from his mistakes and opened up to Isak more?
You: *attacks the only LGBT characters for arbitrary mistakes that they have learnt from and attempted to grow from*
Me: but that’s not fair? They learnt from their mistakes?
You: *uses their mistakes to defend William*
Me: you can defend William but…. excusing his mistakes while not forgiving Isak and Even’s??
You: *claims the skam fandom is delusional for forgiving teenagers for making human, normal mistakes and liking a show that shows how they grow from said mistakes which is an important message for teens because it shows people can be forgiven*
Me: …… this is why Norway wanted to keep skam their little secret.
Hogwarts AU! While drawing this I realized I really need this in my life. If anyone knows/ has written a fanfic please tell me so I can read it!
I think that Roy would be a Slytherin and Riza would be a Hufflepuff, but I’d like to know more people’s opinions as well so feel free to rant about this with me I love talking about FMA and Harry Potter <333
Watch these two episodes one right after the other, these two scenes in particular, if you’re in the mood to break your heart over a thief and a hitter. Parker (in The Stork Job) and Eliot (in The Big Bang Job), are both confronting their painful pasts, and it struck me how very similar the rhythms of their words are as they talk about it. There’s that same moment of hesitation, that same painful pause before they make the damning admission that they’ve looked inside themselves and hated what they saw. They think of themselves as something gone wrong, corrupted, and they feel that whatever they’ve become is a fate they wouldn’t wish on anyone else.
It’s that feeling, I think, that drives their actions for the rest of these episodes. In The Stork Job, Parker risks everything to rescue those orphans, wanting to give them even the tiniest hope that their lives would get better, that they could have the childhood she never had. And in The Big Bang Job, Eliot kills more than a dozen men, and he does it for the team, he does it for the mission, and truth be told, the others on the team are also implicitly responsible for those deaths, but he asks Nate not to tell them. He doesn’t want them to have the same blood on his hands as he does, doesn’t want them to live with the weight that he carries every day.
This is why I will forever be raving about Leverage’s perfect ending. It’s perfect for all of them, but especially for these two. Parker finds a place where she is beloved and safe, and nothing says “you’re a part of this family” more than being given the honor of leading it. And Eliot, after years of being a weapon, gets to spend the rest of his life being a shield, gets to spend his days with people who entrust their lives to his protection. Parker’s wounds are caused by others hurting her, and Eliot’s guilt is caused by the hurt he brought others, but both of them find healing and redemption in the family they’ve made.
(gifs made by uuuhshiny and used with permission. Check out her blog for more gif goodness and more Christian Kane eye candy than you’ll know what to do with)
I know some people have already abandoned this post solely based on one of the words in the title. Some left because of the word “vore”. Others left because of the word “safe”.
Let me just say, I’m vore fluff garbage and in not much of a stance to judge people who keep to themselves and their own circles- What this post is about is the ones who refuse to keep it in. The ones who drag death into everything. Those who trod all over the people like me who are repulsed by such death.
What they fail to realize is that this is some people’s safe place. Their happy place. I, personally, comfort myself to sleep by imagining safe vore. It’s where I escape to in my head when the world around me is bearing down and crushing me under pressure. I share this, and much more, with many fans of safe vore.
People who like fatal, if they know what they’re doing, will try to respect the boundaries of more sensitive people. If they don’t, they’ll do all they can to force their views in others’ faces, leaving only themselves happy in the end. They’ll take beautiful work and dribble blood (or worse) all over it. They steal people’s personal pictures of themselves and add gross captions, then post it up as art.
People like this are slowly driving good people out of the vore community. I’ve seen it happen several times over, and it’s making me sick. What exactly are you accomplishing by turning someone’s safe place into their worst nightmare? What are you gaining by forcing them out? Do you think there’ll be more art there just for you after they drop it?
This all will either reach only the people on my side of the argument, or the ones I’ve adressed will look, laugh, and keep doing what they’re doing, but now with more pride than before… But I had to say this. The people who I said were being driven out don’t know me, and I don’t know them, but when they leave the community, I feel like I’m losing a friend. I’m beginning to feel like a wolf walking among fur trappers trying to find my pack, and only finding their pelts. The thing that, not long ago, stopped me from feeling so alone is now making me feel more isolated than ever.
So, seriously. Stop your shit and learn some manners, guys. You’re hurting people far more than you may think you are when you toss death into their happy place.
The gems seems to protect the earth but don't care too much for its inhabitants. When do you think Steven's patience over this will wear out and call them out on that?
er, well, that’s not really my assessment of it. I know that’s how a lot of people view them though, but that’s not really how I see them. Like, I know they don’t relate well to humanity and can be kind of rude and dismissive about it but I think that comes down to a lack of understanding not a lack of caring. I think its easy to forget that the Gems are aliens and that despite their humanoid appearance they’re really VERY alien, they’re not even organic beings or technically ‘living’ and what little we’ve seen of their culture implies they’re naturally a utilitarian and pragmatic species that are extremely literal. There’s a lot of road blocks between them and us that hinder their understanding, there’s a world between us and our culture is so foreign and different. But they’re trying, their primary focus is just to protect people from physical danger but, especially with Steven now, they do try a bit to understand human things (when they’re not overwhelmed with Gem stuff, like in “Political Power” where their dismissal of the power outage was rude but they kind of had the more pressing matter of ‘preventing the homeworld from coming which they could do any day now and killing us and then destroying the Earth and killing everyone who lives on it’). Greg mentions this both in “The Return” (”All they do is try to make up for it but they just can’t forgive themselves”) and this in-character interview (”They sure do, they’re really exceptional Gems. They’re really thoughtful, you know… they really try their best to understand people.”)
In any case, in general I’m not actually a fan of this sort of “call them out” or “tell them off” sort of swatting them with a newspaper sort of thing. Mainly because, again, I feel its a lack of understanding due to being an alien species, not a deliberate act of malice. I’ve never found shaming people or yelling at them telling them how bad they’re being to be particularly helpful in many instances, especially when it comes down to a lack of understanding. I feel its more beneficial to give them a way to understand humanity, something that allows them to connect, so that they can come to an understanding themselves rather than just being told they should understand. Y’know? The problem isn’t that they don’t care, they absolutely do care they sacrificed absolutely everything they’ve ever known (regardless if this was done due to their loyalty to Rose, they still had to choose to do it and choose to continue to do it), the problem is they have a hard time understanding what human lives mean because its such a different existence from their own. I feel like they’re finally getting to be introduced and come to understand humanity through Steven and connect with human culture in a way they didn’t get to before, what we’re seeing is their first contact, so to speak, previously they were just on the sidelines deliberately staying out of things as to not impede on natural human development. It’s baby steps, of course they’re going to be screwing up left and right. Tell them when they’re wrong, certainly, but I don’t see it as this big “Steven needs to tell them off” sort of thing that I see people suggest a lot.
but I dunno, that’s just how I see it. I know a lot of people disagree and that’s cool. Like, I do agree they need to make progress and come to understand humans and human culture better, and I believe they’re doing that. But its a process and not an easy one and I don’t think its something solved by running out of patience and snapping at them as though they’re not trying. Push them towards understanding human, point out problematic behaviors, sure