"We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"
There is something simultaneously beautiful and terrible about Tumblr. So many of us have to find friends in people on here who are thousands of miles away — people we will likely never meet face-to-face — since no one we know personally sees or accepts us for the unique and fascinating individuals that we are. And that, my friends, is fucking tragic.
We are the walking, talking Mona Lisas, with secrets we will always keep and make other people wonder about. We are raw gems, pulled from the earth with only the barest definition, and shaped by our experiences. We are songs, with an array of notes and chords that will never sound quite the same in the hands of different musicians, and that’s okay. We are novels, with so many pages and subtexts and turns of phrase and facets that there is always something new to be found in a passage that’s been read a hundred times. We are colour maps, because Crayola could not even conceive the number of shades we are.
Yet every other post is about how much we hate ourselves.
We let our fandoms define us on here, so let’s just go with that. Harry Potter thought he was ‘just Harry’ until he stopped the Dark Lord and saved an entire nation before his 18th birthday. Sherlock loved logic to a fault, yet loyalty and love for John burned so brightly in his chest that he would rather fling himself from a building than let Moriarty’s men kill the only friend he’s ever had. The Doctor has offered up his own life time and time again for the sake of others, and he never stops believing that these people, these human beings (i.e. us), are worth it. The captains of Starfleet boldly go where no one has gone before — not to conquer, but to form friendships, alliances, and to see everything there is to see. Dean Winchester thought he was not worthy of being saved from Hell, but Castiel gripped him tight and pulled him from Perdition because he knew better.
Know better, Tumblr. It seriously, physically hurts every time I see a self-deprecating post (including my own) and I know it’s how you genuinely see yourself. Think of the minutia that went into making you who you are, the sheer amount of cosmic happenstance that moulded you into a perfectly flawed human being that cannot be replicated or reproduced without loss. Who are we to negate the universe’s hard work and call it poor or pathetic, when its scope is far beyond anything we can begin to imagine?
Chin up, Tumblr. You’re worth it.
To all my gorgeous motherfuckers~ Party-rock into the endless night, because you’re fucking amazing. Don’t ever think otherwise.
Out of context Harry Potter quotes are the best things ever.
- “Tired of walking in on Harry, Hermione and Ron all over the school, Professor McGonagall had given them permission to use the empty Transfiguration classroom at lunchtimes.”
- “Stars winking in front of his eyes, he grabbed the top of the hat to pull it off and felt something long and hard beneath it.
#LOOK AT HIM. LOOK AT THE PURE /AWE/ HE IS IN #YOU SAVED MY BROTHER #YOU’RE THE ANGEL YOU SAVED MY BROTHER #YOU’RE AN ANGEL #I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG #YOU’RE EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN WISHING FOR AND YOU EXIST #AND YOU BROUGHT MY BROTHER BACK TO ME CAN YOU BE MORE PERFECT
I am stuck to this ship like a barnacle.
Alright, that’s it.
Gif one: Korra being immature. That should definitely be addressed, works fine for what OP is trying to say.
Gif two: Firebending thugs, who are clearly portrayed as thugs, gangsters, or bad guys. I guess you also forgot the part where Korra kicked their ass for doing that to the merchant.
Gif three: more of Korra’s sheltered existence showing. She has a narrow view of the world in which all benders are heroes—good job keeping her isolated from the real world, Avatar trainers. But don’t you dare try and equate Korra’s temper tantrum with what gangs of thugs are doing.
Gif four: Raiding a terrorist complex. The equalists are not heroes. They’re terrorists. Did they have reasons to be angry? Yep, absolutely. Did they have reasons to attack the entire city—benders AND nonbenders alike—as a means to their end? Nope. That’s what Korra was dealing with: a terrorist group. That there were young people in it doesn’t really occur to you when you feel like your own life is on the line and everything is supposed to fall on you to protect the city from them.
Gif five: Tarrlok’s oppression—remember, Tarrlok, clearly portrayed as a douche bag and a bad guy and whom Korra tried to take down when she saw the bullshit he was pulling? But no, Korra thinks all benders are good, right? She thinks nonbenders can’t be oppressed, she never learned anything from what she experienced, did she? That’s why she refused to do anymore work like the raid she went on with Tarrlok and the police force.
Gif six: Once again, these guys are portrayed as douche bags, so is Tarrlok, and Korra protests what is going on in case you don’t remember that part. Doesn’t exactly sound like a Bryke that is justifying everything that benders do, does it?
Gif seven: Asami’s arrest, which Korra and Mako both protest.
Gif eight: Mako losing his temper. I guess it’s okay for equalists to threaten the death or injury of benders, attack arenas full of innocent citizens and then do the same to the city, but Mako threatening one of them? Oppression.
I guess you all forgot that entire series that preceded LoK, called ATLA? In which there were good benders and evil benders. I like that LoK is trying to take a look at where nonbenders stand when benders use their power for destructive and greedy purposes, but honestly, to say Bryke made all benders look like good guys and every nonbender look terrible is pretty far from the truth. In fact, it’s a lie. The equalists were terrorists. The premise for their existence might’ve seemed justified to regular supporters who didn’t know anything about the inner workings of the movement. Benders oppress nonbenders and Brkye made an effort to show that in the first episode of the show.
In case you all haven’t realized it, Korra is just now figuring this stuff out. She wasn’t born knowing how the world works, and it looks like everyone who mentored her never bothered showing her. Context is important, ladies and gents. It lets you avoid looking like an asshat who has no idea what they’re talking about.
Characters can progress? What they say doesn’t reflect their identity and principles from here on out? Korra might’ve changed her attitude when she saw what Republic City was really like? Wow! Who knew characters had to learn from experiences they’d never had before!
omfg stop it
Charlie is not the first openly queer character on SPN
Don’t you remember:
Lily of the Psychic Children:
The Ghostfacers’ Alan Corbett (and how heavily it was implied that Ed Zeddmore reciprocated Corbett’s crush):
LARPers Demian and Barnes:
Sue, from “Shut Up, Dr. Phil”:
The bisexual siren from “Sex and Violence”:
Oh and speaking of implied romance, it’s also HEAVILY implied that Ruby and Tammi were involved in Hell (Tammi even calls her “love” at one point, and while straddling Ruby, she says something akin to, “Hey, remember last time we were like this?”):
Don’t forget, Crowley is an equal opportunity buggerer (in fact, now that I think about it, we’ve only EVER seen him make deals with men):
And while I’m at it, anybody remember this on-screen same-sex kiss in “Live Free or Twihard”?
Or that Sue Ellen killed a gay guy in “Faith”?
Or that The Chief’s clientele included men?
I’m sure I’m forgetting a ton of other examples too; these are just the ones that come off the top of my head.
Like I said in a previous post: Charlie’s awesome, not denying that. And her romance with the Faerie was the first time I think that a queer romance had gotten so much center-stage attention on the show, which is definitely something to cheer. Plus, of course, Charlie lived, which obviously puts her ahead of most of the people on this list — or, let’s be real, any list of Supernatural side characters you can devise.
But c’mon, give Supernatural some credit where credit is due. Almost from the very beginning, the writers have had openly queer characters in key plot roles AND bit parts. Maybe Charlie’s the first one you’ve liked, or the first one you remember, but she’s definitely not the ONLY one this show has ever had.
with all due respect, no.