I’m going to need them to release a trailer or something for season 3
Anytime I see those “God that rep from two years ago was so bad” posts, I think about Gravity Falls.
I think about the fact that Alex Hirsch wanted the cupid character (who appeared in ONE episode) to have the MLM/WLW symbols on his necklace, but Disney shot it down because it was seen as inappropriate for a kid’s show.
I think about the sheriff characters, who’s “relationship” was used as a running gag to laugh at. Who’s kiss in the last scene at the end of the series damn near made people go INSANE. These were two characters who were no one’s favorites and who served as comedy relief, but it was still seen as a huge win for rep because it happened at all.
I think about the fact that Gravity Falls, a show where dead animals speak in tongues as blood drips from their eyes, couldn’t have anywhere near the amount of rep that the creators wanted to add because it “wasn’t for kids”
And now we have men getting married to their husbands and women getting married to their wives on screen. We have boys with boyfriends and girls with girlfriends and characters that are purposely gnc or androgynous. We have characters with pride pins or flags in their rooms. We have cartoons like Blues Clues that have been around for AGES making entire videos dedicated to pride for kids.
Just… things get better. Representation gets better because people fight to make it happen. We can’t act like they were “basically nothing” because without them we would HAVE nothing.
Edit: the Cupid necklace was likely the trans symbol
Ok, I’m gonna pop off for a bit because this has been driving me nuts for like a decade now - I’m real tired of seeing people (who either don’t understand how show production works or are willingly choosing to ignore it) going after showrunner’s throats when who they’re really pissy with are the corporations that host those shows.
Stuff like plot, internal continuity, and character development are writing issues that can be critiqued in a vacuum, stuff like pacing, representation, and runtime are not.
If you are mad that a show was too short, that it’s pacing was shitty or it’s representation wasn’t good enough, that is an issue with the higher ups in the network, not the writers and showrunners.
You need to redirect your anger at CN, Disney and Nickelodeon, go after them for holding animation back, and leave showrunners the fuck alone.
Do you really think that Infinity Train would end on an awkward fourth book, that Korra and Asami would only hold hands, that Legend of Korra would have such a bizarre second season, that Steven Universe would reduce it’s final arc to five fucking episodes, that Gravity Falls would hide it’s LBGT characters in the background, that The Owl House would end after three seasons, that so many shows would wait until their last episode to confirm their character’s sexualities, if they had the choice to do something else???
Take your torches and pitchforks to capitalism’s doors, not creators’.
i love that in a lot of ml fanfics we’ve decided that 1) the timeline of the show is wrong and 2) the characters are older
none of this “it all takes place in the same school year” nonsense we’re on a four year journey with kids who aren’t 13 ahgjfksl
Luz admitting she wants to win Amity’s heart.
King unlocking secret powers.
Eda accidentally attacking her father.
Raeda being confirmed canon.
Raeda breakup five seconds later.
Eda getting a new form.
Lumity going canon.
Mysterious Figure responding to King’s video.
Hooty eating the letter.
Are we, as a fandom, ready to admit that Mai’s entire backstory, personality, coping mechanisms, character traits, strengths, weaknesses, self image, belief system, and arc, are literally almost exactly the same as Toph but like, slightly to the left
Sheltered and coddled rich kid, “better seen and not heard,” “don’t speak unless you’re spoken to,” “stay in your room and stay out of trouble,” both painfully bored and stifled to the point of being incredibly depressed and borderline self destructive, Toph turned to earthbending matches, Mai taught herself how to throw knives, neither ever learned how to interact with people their age or how to have friends and struggles with social interaction, neither expect anyone to respect their opinion or even listen so they always either just keep their opinion to themself or when they boil over, they boil over completely and turn to shouting or violence because they don’t believe anyone will listen to them otherwise, both slowly had to learn to love and to trust that someone would be there, while also learning that they deserved better and should defend their boundaries because being treated like a human instead of a prop isn’t an unrealistic expectation
People talk about Toph’s ability to dress up all fancy and fit in perfectly as a sophisticated, model daughter, while also being like “hehe violence, lets go commit crimes” but no one talks about how Mai is literally exactly the same way, from a political perspective she’s like the perfect, calm, cultured, girlfriend for Zuko, she can absolutely play the role she needs to, but she also carries knives on her at all times and committed arson with her friends at a beach party for fun
That similarity is also 100% part of the reason that Zuko and Toph get along so well, because once she warms up to him Zuko immediately recognizes her as a kindred spirit. Out of the entire gaang, Toph is the one that Zuko understands and empathizes with the most/vice versa.
Everyone else took a really long time to understand Toph because Toph is so different from the main group but Zuko had half a conversation with her and went “oh she’s Mai but baby”
… but Zuko had half a conversation with her and went “oh she’s Mai but baby”
I hate how on Tumblr, a username like lisa486 is almost certainly a pornblot, while someone named solidsnakesasscheeks is almost certainly a real person
I could be a porn bot if I wanted to
World Heritage Post
old avengers fics were all thor loves pop tarts, tony Literally Never Sleeps, bucky used to be a fisherman or worked at the docks and now lives with steve, coulson loves SuperNanny and idolized Jo, the only degree bruce uses is his M.D, the kitchen is never used for cooking purposes, and clint travels exclusively through the vents
“there is no reason why homophobia should be a thing in your fictional universe” actually a) I grew up in a homophobic family in a homophobic country and can only explore my struggles and my identity through my writing b) I’m not about to be schooled by Tumblr activists as to what constitutes “good queer rep”, most of you all don’t seem to realise there are cultures outside those of Europe and USA and “good” is not a universal parameter.
Two words: Stingray skeletons.
oh my stars and garters
Ngl this is kinda hilarious
Makes sense. I mean, a passenger of a cruise line isn’t called a sailor, right? Astronaut literally means “star sailor.”One of the conditions for someone to get their astronaut wings from the FAA is that they travel 50 miles (80 km) above Earth, and both Bezos and Branson have met it. But the FAA is now saying that would-be astronauts must also have “demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human space flight safety,” and neither meets this requirement. The change went into effect on July 20, the very day when Bezos made the inaugural 11-minute flight on the reusable rocket New Shepard.