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  • sabrinasfadingmoon
    23.09.2021 - 1 hour ago

    robots can’t breathe but I can


    Lena Luthor fucking loves robots.

    Or Ruby is visiting and in her class blasting music loudly during a robot battle, where Brainy and another team are fighting to win first place with Nia watching, Lena thinks everything might be ok.

    The sun hadn't risen yet and Lena was already out of bed in the kitchen. Most days she was up early but she liked to stay in bed with Kara. Contrary to how she might seem Kara was strong and always held a protective arm around her holding her close. It was warm and the best feeling Lena could ever ask for, most days she would just stay like that. She would just sink further and further into Kara's embrace and the warmth till her dreadful alarm went off again.

    Today was different. Lena woke up before her first alarm even went off. She couldn't sleep. She had been tossing and turning all night. Even Kara's arms around her couldn't even help.

    “You're up early.” Lena turns in the kitchen seeing Sam walk in. She smiles at the woman waving her off, continuing to pour coffee into her mug.

    “Nervous about today,” Lena said. Today was Nia's first day of Lenas class and she might be feeling more nervous than the teen was.

    read more on my ao3!

    #brainy supergirl#kara danvers#lena luthor#nia nal#supercorp#supercorp fanfic#supergirl#supergirl fanfic#samantha arias #kara danvers and lena luthor #Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor are basically Nia Nals adoptive parents #Lena Luthor fucking loves robots #Lena Luthor and bot battles
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  • templedragon
    23.09.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Supergirl 6x12 Blind Spots

    Azie Tesfai's writing debut reminds us of the show's potential. Everyone turned up to hold space for this episode. Characters got to be true to themselves rather than diminished for the plot. Social issues were discussed without being insulting. The promotion actually had a trailer (!) and Azie Tesfai took over the Instagram account to discuss behind the scenes. Hashtag  Writer Azie Tesfai trended globally.

    It's sadly still true that Kara isn't the focus of her own show this season. This episode belonged to Kelly in becoming Guardian, and normally it would be a breather of side character emotional exploration rather than a highlight. "I can't breathe" is a cultural moment, representing the murder of George Floyd by police and a virus pandemic whose obvious symptom is respiratory failure. Compare this to the Phantoms being described as a pandemic earlier this season, in what felt like a cheap insert to be relevant. In addition to the real world issues of prison work exploitation, social housing, and medical neglect black people face in the USA, there's the fantasy symbolism that a white female politician is leaching the lives of POC in order to gain power through fifth dimensional energy. This is 'white feminism' where white women decided they wanted to behave like white men and partake in capitalism, rather than ensuring everyone has a thriving quality of life just for existing.

    Kelly has reached breaking point this episode. She's experienced a lot in her own life growing up, probably in her military service, definitely listening to people as a mental health worker, and now being faced with the system that harmed her as a child still harming other children. She's isolated from her friends emotionally (and I'm hoping she and Lena have a heart to heart about being overlooked because of the season 5 identity reveal arc when she gets back from her magical fire jaunt) who don't see her struggles or the struggles of people that look like her. They offer one-off solutions, be it Alex getting medical friends to allocate respirators to a hospital, or Kara being focused on the thing that gets the most attention - taking down Nyxly as the magical source. It's about being seen to be doing something, that your reactions reflect favourably on you for a time, rather than changing the whole system permanently. Last week the SuperFriends marched towards the giant cat and ignored all the terrified people running away.

    Diggle guest appears from Arrow, to give the same speech he gave in Batwoman when another black character was exhausted by the system. "Use your exhaustion to light another fire." People need hope, and healing starts when people feel seen (hence the title Blind Spots, even if it's ableist). It's about community, not isolation. Almost everyone has a moment with Kelly, offering their experiences in solidarity. J'onn doesn't - he expresses his feelings to Kara about feeling more alien because of presenting as a black man rather than being a Martian. Nia has the briefest of interactions, telling everyone to give her space as she knows from her Trans experiences (shown in season 4) the timing of grief when people overlook who you are. Brainy reminds us that the DEO desert facility still exists, that he's from the future so knows what happened when he was there (we hadn't taught ourselves compassion but we didn't have Kelly as Guardian), that he's an android so can transmit data from his brain, and he's the go-to guy for Super Suits.

    Alex could have mentioned her queer experience, but it has been positive for her character. This is unfortunately because Alex hasn't had an arc of her own since season 2, and since then she's served the plot or as here she's serving other characters. It was beautiful to see Alex return the hug that Kelly gave her when Kara was lost to the Phantom Zone (we have a new couch for emotional intimacy). I don't remember the last time we saw domesticity, but here Kelly ties her hair up in cloth. It's also wonderful that there's no trauma porn, as Kelly states her healthy boundaries and she's not going to verbally relive all the bad things she's experienced and witnessed to white people. Like she told Kara, guilt is a passive emotion and what we need is action.

    Kara's upbringing still hangs over her here. She believes in the systems that cause harm, despite it giving her trauma when her parents perpetuated it.  She's always been wealthy, having two families of scientists that can send their kids to college without debt. Kelly's world is different. All of our experiences are different. My main focus is ending ableism as that hinders my life the most. But I offer the privieges I have in other aspects (I'm a white native English speaker) to help people with what affects them most. This is what Kara and Kelly discuss - they have different abilities and priorities, but we should see other people's struggles and help them.

    Thank you, Azie Tesfai.

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  • oetravia
    23.09.2021 - 4 hours ago
    Every Brainia Scene Ever: 6x12 [1/5]
    #supergirl#supergirledit#supergirl spoilers#brainiac 5#nia nal#j'onn j'onzz#kara danvers#alex danvers#querl dox #kara zor el #I don’t know if this even counts but brainia moments were (for obvious reasons) few and far between this ep so I’m making so #mine#my gifs#*ebs
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  • sheltereredturtle
    23.09.2021 - 11 hours ago

    Pixel Dreamer

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  • adorkablemelissa
    23.09.2021 - 15 hours ago

    is it me or was Azie’s episode was an eye opener for Alex Kara J’onn and Nia? like they all just ignored her and was never there for her when she needed them especially Alex who means a lot to Kelly…she totally blindsided her and chose to help Kara and not even have the decency to hear her. But I’m glad she stepped up as for Kara and everyone else even though it took Kelly to tell them the fuck off. I’ve never been so disappointed in them especially Alex and Kara 🥺 I expected more from them once again ESPECIALLY Alex 🥺 they definitely had their own blind spots for sure… but I’m seriously so glad they apologized, see their faults and worked together as the super friends that they are. Also that ending made up for all the disappointment 😭😭😭😭 literally each other’s home and comfort 😭❤️‍🩹

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  • urijahreigns
    22.09.2021 - 22 hours ago

    esme playing with auntie kara? and auntie lena sending this pic to mama kelly??

    im in HYSTERICS

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  • wemblingfool
    22.09.2021 - 22 hours ago

    Maybe we can convince DC into giving a limited series to Azie Tesfai (written by) and Nicole Maines (drawn by), about Guardian and Dreamer?

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  • caribbean-ace
    22.09.2021 - 23 hours ago

    I’ve avoided spoilers like the plague and finally i’m able to watch the episode. I’m excited since Azie wrote this episode and everyone has been amazed with her work, i shouldn’t expect any less from someone like her💛 as usual spoiler alert:

    1. Kelly is an angel + poor Joey + Kelly going into action is what i’ve always wanted to see and finally it’s happening + oh the white people always ruining stuff + oh bro poor Kelly :(

    2. I swear i’m in tears and it’s not even 6 minutes into the episode + it breaks my heart that this happens all the time, the ones that need it the most are ignored and left to their own devices

    3. Witch!Lena is going baaaaack + Alex should try harder i’m just saying + BRO LOOK AT DIGGLE! I missed him not gonna lie + John and Kelly teaming up, i’m here for it + i can’t believe this episode is the best of the season hands down + it’s always the rich ruining others + i like Supergirl but it seems she doesn’t understand certain things because she has privilege in certain way

    4. BRUH GO OFF GUARDIAN! Damn i missed Diggle kicking ass + Kelly is a queen, don’t @ me + don’t hurt my baby + go off queen! I need Lena to team up with Kelly + this is brilliant, this episode is just amazing *chef’s kiss* + this is what we want to see on this show, not just good vs bad, there’s a lot in the middle + i’m glad Kelly is explaining to her what means to be an ally and how to help + Brainy always knows what to say💛 he’s an amazing guy

    5. I’ve seen her suit before but i just love to see her in action with it + that speech with Orlando is just ✨powerful✨+ lmao Brainy 😂 + look at the kids wanting to be Guardian😭 this makes me emotional + Azie needs to write more episodes + babies😭😭 they are soo cute + i’m glad Alex is making an effort + Kelly is such an angel i swear😭💛

    This is by far the greatest episode of Supergirl hands down. It touches so many things, it was powerful and sheds a light on problems that are not ignored but always are presented as a one dimensional issue. I’m glad that Supergirl is learning about certain things that she doesn’t fully comprehend since she doesn’t live the experience on a daily basis. I’m glad Kelly voiced what she needed from her friends and her partner and the fact that they are willing to understand and take action when needed. This is the type of episode i want to see, full of emotions, full of powerful dialogs where people can relate to all of this. Azie did an amazing job and THIS is how you write an episode

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  • korra-the-red-lion
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Supergirl 6x12: Blind Spots.

    Korra here! I actually watched an episode on time for once, yay! Also, holy effing smokes. This episode. My thoughts down below, and as always, SPOILERS AHEAD.

    The opening scene with Nyxly and the blue alien guy tells us right away that imp magic is going to be a major issue right away this episode, which I enjoy.

    Kelly and Orlando racing to help all the people who got trapped in the Ormfell building collapse and him telling Kelly that it will take too long to wait for 911 was just ugh. My heart.

    The hospitals being overwhelmed, the need for extra oxygen and respirators, and the lack of empathy for the underprivileged... okay. If this isn’t a reference to both the Covid-19 pandemic and nursing crisis, I don’t know what else it could be. This one hurt.

    Okay, so the Karen council woman, whose name is Jean Rankin, is awful. Pardon my language because I usually try to stay pg-13, but holy fuck I hate her. Unsurprisingly, she immediately abuses her new power. What a bitch.

    Kelly calling for help but no one listening is absolutely heartbreaking. I wish Alex had at least asked her what was going on, but she didn’t and that is what makes it worse. I think in this case, it was because Alex has full faith that Kelly can take care of herself, but the lack of understanding what Kelly needs vs. what she can do is something Alex is missing.

    This is small and random, but I’m glad that the show hasn’t forgotten James. So many shows have people leave the show and then pretend they never existed. SG has rarely done that and I’m thankful.

    Diggle, my man! I think that this was his best appearance by far. I really liked him in the Batwoman one, because he encouraged Luke to keep moving forward, which was super touching. But him and Kelly connecting and trying to figure this out together was very well done.

    Lena gets a couple of scenes this episode. The first one is driving me crazy. She has a text from Kelly, and a new notification. The point was to drive home that no one was listening to Kelly, which this did effectively. BUT, I also can’t get over the fact that Lena IGNORED Kelly’s message because she saw a new notification about Supergirl and had to race home immediately. I’m trying to keep my hopes low, but if this doesn’t scream Supercorp Endgame, what does?

    Okay, but like, effing Andrea? Kelly, who is your friend and previous employee is asking you to cover a building collapse that has a bunch of people injured and dying and you’re covering TRAFFIC? WHAT THE FUCK? Girl, this is why your network is failing because of stupid ass decisions like this. Get it together.

    Kelly finally losing her shit at the Super Friends was well deserved. Everyone was ignoring her this episode, and they were ignoring the serious issue on hand. Of course stopping Nxyly is important, but so is this. Kara and Alex both feel guilty immediately and Nia stops them from going to talk to Kelly so she can blow off some steam.

    Kara and Kelly’s conversation was really good. I’m glad that it wasn’t Kara being completely ignorant like they do often, but instead not having her understand it from a certain perspective. I think this was one of the best moments of the episode.

    This talk made me cry. Brainy is showing Kelly her new suit, and she asks him “Does it get better?” Jesse’s face is just agony when he tells her that there was still a lot of problems. I cried during this scene. It’s so frustrating. We have come a long way, but there’s many more steps to take.


    Orlando is speaking truth. Why should he trust the new Guardian just because? It hurts but Kelly understands why she’s gotta prove herself.

    Kara fights that idiot Rankin, but she’s mostly holding her attention so Kelly and drain her energy and return it to the people. This scene was really cool, ngl.

    Okay, scene number 2 that made me cry. Kelly (magically I have to say) comes down from the building to speak with the people, mostly Orlando. She’s encouraging him to take a seat on the council. which is really sweet. But the scene when the one little girl says “I’M GUARDIAN” while the other holds the trash lid... I just....it speaks volumes. Remember when Supergirl first came out and little girls everywhere were so excited to see themselves on screen? Now little black girls can have their representation too. I’m actually tearing up writing this.

    Lena gets home and you know it’s magic because snail mail beat her CatCo jet. Now she has a spell book!

    Bye Diggle! It was fun having you around. The last thing he says to Kelly about Jefferson is so wonderful. Remember that now post-Crisis, Black Lighting is the OG black superhero that people looked up to. I just really loved this full circle moment.

    Now the last scene. UGH. Kelly putting her hair up in a wrap. Her wearing the “Say Her Name” shirt. The music choice. Kelly telling Alex what she needs and Alex listening. Kelly crying in her arms. I bawled. This scene. I loved it. It was the best way to end an exhausting episode for Kelly.

    Overall, not only the best episode of the season, but one of the best episodes of the entire show. I can’t say enough about it. Even if you stopped watching SG, I think everyone should watch this episode at least. Really powerful stuff.

    Also, a promo! Yay! Looks like we’re getting a fun chaotic episode, which I think after an emotionally taxing episode like this, it’s needed. Until then, everyone!

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  • oetravia
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    Every Brainia Scene Ever: 6x11 [14/14]
    #supergirl#supergirledit#brainia#brainiaedit#brainiac 5#nia nal#querl dox #I love that Nia’s been struggling all episode but the moment everyone else gets despondent she immediately steps up to be the positive vibe #and again Brainy being next to Nia every time she comes out of a dream continues to be one of my favourite brainia things of S6 #especially here where J’onn’s closer and immediately moves to go to Nia (I’ve said before you can’t tell me Nia isn’t J’onn’s favourite #newbie) and how he immediately stands aside when he sees Brainy coming over to check #mine#my gifs#*ebs
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  • nianalgifs
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    I leaned heavily on Nicole, because there’s a lot of things she just got more than anyone else based on her experience. And so that was important to me. So I tried to play on real life dynamics within ourselves in the story as well, which also made it very personal. —Azie Tesfai (x)

    SUPERGIRL 6.12 Blind Spots

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  • oetravia
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    Every Nia Nal Outfit Ever: 6x12 [1/1]
    #supergirl#supergirledit#supergirl spoilers#nia nal#nianaledit #I kinda feel bad for being so firmly in the Kelly has the best supersuit now camp - sorry Nia! - but she does! #this one will always be a close second though! #mine#my gifs#niaoutfits
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  • oetravia
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    Every Brainia Scene Ever: 6x11 [13/14]
    #supergirl#supergirledit#brainia#brainiaedit#brainiac 5#nia nal#querl dox #I know I’ve said it in the tags for at least 40% of the gifsets from this episode but… #the power couple energy they radiate is truly exceptionally powerful #and also brainy without his inhibitor looking like his true self standing next to nia in her dreamer suit #is truly something that can be so personal #mine#my gifs#*ebs
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  • oetravia
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    Every Brainia Scene Ever: 6x11 [12/14]
    #supergirl#supergirledit#brainia#brainiaedit#brainiac 5#nia nal#querl dox #the absolute full body fear you can see and feel coming off Brainy in waves #just look how much longer it takes for him to pull himself away from watching the screen after J’onn and Alex jump into action mode #he just can’t turn away from the screen now he’s realised how much danger Nia (and Kara)’s in #and he’s not right by her side this time #(also there’s probably some guilt that he didn’t consider the possibility of this outcome #but I genuinely think that seeing Nia so confident and sure of herself and her plan after being so desperate and adrift #was more than enough for him to share in her confidence that it would work without running the calculations) #mine#my gifs#*ebs
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  • creation-of-a-luthor
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    I swear to god, If Katie can direct/produce one episode on Supergirl. It would be a Supercorp Wedding. Trust me. 🤣

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  • arrowverse-bs
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago


    She was like “NOPE”

    #brainia#nia nal#brainiac 5 #supergirl season 6
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  • becka-blue
    22.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    all i can think about is nia having a tik tok account for dreamer and doing that trend “my family’s ✨problems✨” and absolutely flaming the superfriends

    #you can’t tell me she wouldn’t #supergirl#nia nal#dreamer
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  • ovenproofowl
    21.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    They come to your dreams with illusion They come to bring shape to your mind You know how to stop the intrusion We all have to fight for our lives 

    Les Friction -- Firewall

    #supergirl#supergirledit#brainia#brainiaedit#dreamdox#brainiac 5#nia nal#brainy#querl dox#dreamer#my gifs #i've never made anything close to this complicated before in terms of gifs so pardon if it's not brilliant #but this was really fun to work on and i just really like this song and imagining how the lyrics can fit to different aspects of brainy #and nia's relationship #les friction
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  • urijahreigns
    21.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    azie is taking over supergirl ig

    and we are being fed

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