So, I don’t really know what the hell is going on here on tumblr because I have not been on much today (dislocating bones is distracting and painful - I fell) and so I’m not 100% sure if this is a big thing or not but I know it upset some friends and I was like ‘What? No that isn’t what happened!”
So, welcome edition one of Zo’e’s Two Cents…. Bwhahahahaha
Apparently some people are confused or think that Emmerdale are trying to paint Aaron as dumb for forgiving Robert. Ummm no.
Firstly, the only people who think that ie are characters that are invested in the story Ross, Rebecca and Chrissie no one else thinks that, these character have a skewed perspective on the events because they are coloured by their own involvement in the storyline.
And the whole ‘self respect’ comment that Robert made and that people seem to think is a dig at Aaron or hypocritical for him to say - I think you need to watch the episode again.
Robert is very clearly referring to Adam and the way he keeps going to Vic to try and change her mind even though every time she says ‘no’ to him. She has given no indication that he has any chance in hell, hence Robert’s comment.
Is it hypocritical? I actually don’t think so because when Robert told Aaron about the ONS he didn’t try and convince Aaron to take him back he respected Aaron’s wishes and left when asked (don’t even get me started on the fact that he sent his possibly only support person to check on his husband instead of using Vic as someone to lean on for himself). He only did as Aaron asked.
One could bring up the scene in the Woolpack toilet’s the next day between him and Aaron, where Robert came very close if not begged Aaron but this was only after Aaron gave him the indication that they still had a chance.
That comment in no way shape or form is in anyway connected/or directed to Aaron.
For those who didn’t get that scene here is a breakdown for you in my words:
Adam to Aaron: She’s over me, or so she says.
Aaron to Adam: Maybe she doesn’t mean it, perhaps she is just afraid?
Robert to Adam: If she doesn’t want you why would you keep trying?
Aaron is that friend we all have, the kind one who lies to us to make us feel better or because you never know maybe one day.
And Robert is the friend who tells you have visible boogars in your nose.
Also, can we please remember that Vic and Adam are not Robert and Aaron.
Their relationships are completely different as i their pasts and how they love.
Why do you care so much about which musicals have genuine LGBT rep if you're straight/ace (I mean there are no musicals with ace rep sadly so I assume your acehood is not a factor)
But um??? This is a very stupid strange question, and I honestly cannot believe this is serious. But I suppose that I will treat it as one anyway:
First of all, you do not have to be a marginalized person in order to care about a marginalized people’s health, safety, and representation. For example, I think homophobia and racism are bad even though I myself am neither gay nor of color. A person’s identity is not a “pass” as for whether they should care about certain things. This concept that you have in your mind is very polarizing and isolating and detrimental to society - that people should only care about things that directly affect and/or relate to themselves. This is not how humanity generally does or should operate because it perpetuates a deeply flawed, selfish society with deep discrimination and polarization and persecution of minorities.
I am going to ignore the fact that you believe asexuality is not apart of the LGBT space (even though they definitely are because 1. asexuals receive discrimination and isolation from the media and society as a whole, and 2. they are a minority form of sexuality, and 3. they suffer and hide and fear just as much as other queer sexualities do because of the ignorance and stereotypes and fear) because that’s irrelevant to your core question.
Because it doesn’t matter whether I am apart of the LGBT culture or not because even if I’m not and asexuality isn’t “valid” or whatever, I should still care about genuine queer representation.
Even if I myself am not lesbian, gay, trans, ace, or queer, I should care about whether they are represented. I should care that the media is turning theater into a mainstream, commercial form of an art medium and are subsequently ignoring the queer culture that built theater from the ashes and constructed it as a safe space and shelter against discrimination and isolation. I should care that marginalized people receive genuine representation, which is severely lacking in mainstream entertainment and is now becoming rare even in theater.
Idk man, like the fact that the only thing these sad people have to hate Adam Driver for is that he joined the military after 9/11 when he was 17 years old… really goes to show how great of a guy he is and how clean his record has been all throughout his adult life.
Also, let’s just ignore how he’s spent several years working with people within the military/veterans and helping them learn to express themselves by using acting as an outlet, because wow maybe the way people are told to behave in the military isn’t the best for your mental health and he realizes that because he’s experienced it.
Even if you still find yourself disagreeing with the choices he made as a teenager, I hope you realize that no one is damned perfect and trying to hold a choice someone made almost two decades ago over their head is such an awful and damaging way to treat another human being.
I would say that maybe some of you should reflect on the life choices you made 16 years ago and see if you did everything right, but I’m willing to bet most of you weren’t even born so
This might just be my love for Catholic characters and my ace headcanons talking but I really like the idea of abstinent Ronan Lynch.
I also like the idea of Adam being confused by his varying morals.
“So let me get this straight: Beating the crap out of your brother and convincing a nun to lie about my rent, that’s fine. But getting your fortune told and sleeping with me without getting married are a no go?”