it’s been over a week I’m gonna stop posting on this account for a while to see if that helps idk I’ll be over at @arcanejude
everytime I read something about adrien not knowing himself and where his life is going and how non-confrontational he is and his abuse I get triggered I really wasn’t looking forward to wishmaker and haven’t rewatched it since lmao stop calling me out miraculous
me whenever i’m stressed
the voice actors either loved or hated this ep
girlie what does that mean? queen of the day? sure
girlie what does that mean? queen of the day? sure
imagine if the episodes had actually come out in order and Glaciator 2.0 aired after Sentibubbler like it was supposed to so people knew going forward that Chat Noir not flirting with Ladybug post-Sentibubbler was literally bc She Firmly Told Him To Stop And He Respected Her Wishes, then maybe I wouldn’t have had to endure reading the dumbass “he doesn’t love her anymore!!!!/"he resents her now!!!!” edgelord takes for months
yeah ok Marinette is gonna rehearse her love confession for Adrien w/ Chat Noir thats great but Glaciator 2 is also the episode that comes immediately after Sentibubbler, you know, the ep where Marinette canonically had a nightmare about Chat Blanc talking about them getting married, so if this ep doesn’t hint at/mention Chat Blanc at any point whatsoever to show why Ladybug can no longer even entertain the idea of loving Chat Noir I WILL riot
I genuinely apologize for the lack of punctuation in my posts im sorry I forget reading back some posts and even I don’t know what I’m saying
I almost posted this and realized this post also had no punctuation well I’m gonna leave it
it’s been a month since hack-san.I woke up at 2 am to watch it and doing that made me nauseous and gave me the worst headache and I couldn’t fall back asleep til like 6 am ahh memories this show has made a fool of me
about adrien d wording.like there is foreshadowing and I can see the writers going there but like can they? like whoever the big boss is are they gonna allow that?they have done messed up stuff but like where is the line
Do you ever think about how ML all the time shows Adrien isolated
Or in his bedroom, the main feature of which is bar-like windows
that’re always casting a shadow over him when he’s at home.
Do you ever think about how this kid with the power to destroy anything, anything he wants, uses it almost exclusively to disintegrate bars,
And anything that keeps people apart?
Because I think about this all the time and don’t know if I’m capable of stopping.
Current status: experiencing a lot of emotion about this 90s boy band escapee and feeling unsure if it’s recommended.
OH MY GOSH NO HANG ON, I’M REALLY ANNOYED THAT I DIDN’T THINK OF THIS FIRST NOW.
ESPECIALLY THE THING WITH THE BARS AND CHAINS, BECAUSE LIKE
I have been commenting for months now on Miraculous Ladybug’s tendency to keep putting Chat Noir in bondage-esque situations - having him tied up, handcuffed, put in chains and fetters. It happens all the time:
I just thought it was a coincidence, or at most a knowing wink to the adults in the audience. I never stopped and thought about it more. But shame on me that I didn’t, because I AM ALREADY SO FAMILIAR WITH PEOPLE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT WONDER WOMAN.
To those who don’t know, people are constantly making jokes about how often Wonder Woman got tied or chained up in the Golden Age WW comics:
You hear a lot of bondage jokes about it, and some of that is fair, because WW’s creator (William Moulton Marston) is known to have been into that. But it also ignores that in that era it was a powerful feminist symbol to show a woman breaking free from the ties that kept her bound, and the chains they’d show her breaking were also metaphorical chains. Her creators weren’t exactly subtle about this:
The point wasn’t just to show a woman being bound, but to show a woman being bound and breaking free of it, in the same way that Marston hoped women would break free of the ways society kept them trapped.
And the thing is, I know all of this. I literally have a book about the origins of Wonder Woman that goes into all of this in detail. And yet it never occurred to me once that showing Adrien tied up and chained was supposed to represent the ways he’s metaphorically trapped, but oh my gosh, that makes so much freakin’ sense.
I don’t know if it’s what the creators intended, but Thomas Astruc is a major comic nerd who clearly knows his stuff, so it wouldn’t even surprise me if it was.
I find it very interesting that you chose to use the Wonder Woman vs the Patriarchy picture as part of your wonderful meta about how Adrien is treated in universe because Adrien is very much a feminist proxy.
To start with, Adrien is clearly valued for his beauty over his personality and not just by his father, either. Chloé and Lila are both guilty of treating Adrien like good-looking arm candy and don’t seem to care he’s very uncomfortable in their presence. It doesn’t help that he’s been trained not to be rude or upset or upset anyone or be anything other than calm from what was likely a very young age, making it hard for him to do more than politely brush them off. You know, how most girls are socialized to act from a young age.
Then there’s the infamous scene from Jackady/Simon Says where Gabriel literally tells his son he’s had too much emotion for the day. Most people focus on how horribly emotionally abusive that is. And it is abusive. But it’s also a pretty standard example of, “You’re being hysterical.” Full original meaning. Woman starts arguing with a man like Adrien did to his father at the start of that scene? “Hey, you’re getting too worked up about this. Calm down.” And it’s still fucking emotionally abusive, even if the people involved aren’t related.
Then there’s Gabriel himself. As a character, he manages to be both neglectful and extremely controlling. Which makes a lot of sense if you consider he’s basically the proxy for the Patriarchy. Distant to the point it’s hard to pinpoint where he/it actually has any power over the situation but the control he/it exerts over any particular situation in Adrien’s life is so very omnipresent.
And I think it’s very important that this is happening to Adrien’s character. Or just a male character in general. Because this is the kind of bull women still put up with to the point that it’s pretty damn normative, despite our complaints. But put a male character in a position where he’s experiencing the same thing the average woman does every day? Suddenly it’s a lot easier to take a step back, examine it, and then look and point and say, “This! This is what I’m complaining about! This is what’s so very wrong!” Because what Adrien goes through? Is abusive and degrading and, unfortunately, reflects the daily life of a lot of women even now.