yes… he killed us :)
yes… he killed us :)
Tauriel Hate & You: Why You’re Not Looking At The Whole Picture & Also Plz Stop Tagging Your Hate.
They say don’t feed the trolls. I agree (though neutering them with hyperbole and sarcasm can be fun). However, folks seem to be having an immediate negative response regarding this fine Lady, and I thought I’d gather all I’ve said/responded to in the past in one nice neat post.
“She’s not even canon!”
Actually not true. Peter Jackson has based her off a canon character, who was originally male, and expanded the role. As EVERY DWARF EXCEPT LIKE THORIN has had their role in things expanded. Honestly, in the books, there are basically 4 personalities to a sea of dwarves: Old, Young, Fighter, & Fat. The end.
“They only made her female to be an object of romance.”
Aidan Turner himself has said it’ll only be a one-sided bit of a crush, so, also wrong. I actually like the idea of instead of being impressed by a floaty, ethereal and feminine elf Lady (not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with that, it just plays to expected cliches), he gets a little grinny over a chick with a bow who can kick his ass. COME ON, TUMBLR, YOU LOVE MERIDA.
And yes, I just wrote a big long fic that included romance. But that’s MY escapism and happy place. In the films? I really don’t want there to be romance, and I really don’t think that there will be.
”DWARVES HATE ELVES AMGGGG That’s why Gimli and Legolas being bros is so meaningfuuuuul.”
Overall, true. However, take into consideration Galadriel and Gimli, which was far more than a wee crush for him. Take also into consideration Fili and Kili being 50 years younger, canonically, than anyone else in the Company. They canonically don’t mind the elves as much as their elders. How many of your parents’ prejudices, however “justified”, do you share in wholeheartedly? And again, this isn’t being mentioned as a major, earth-shattering plot point here. At most, I expect to see the equivalent of
Also, Gimli and Legolas live together for like, 120 years after LOTR. Given events in the Hobbit….um, yeah, still more meaningful.
“BUT THIS RUINS MY SHIPPING.”
…How? Look, I was a fan when the movies were a whisper in the dark corners of the library XD Aragorn and Arwen being actual canon, life-long, destined lovers? Has NEVER stopped the slash. Never has, never will. Aragorn/Boromir, Aragorn/Legolas will never die, and I hope it never does! So how is a crushing ickle-dwarf going to stop you, hrmm?
Remember who’s at the wheel.
Peter Jackson loves Tolkien. Evangeline Lilly loves Tolkien! She expressed her doubts WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO PLAY THE ROLE, until she saw the script (come on, honestly now, how many of us gals would even hesitate, when asked to be in this world?). She’s a nerd. She dated/worked with a fucking Hobbit. She LOVES this world, and she wouldn’t let herself be cast as crap, and she KNOWS the backlash she’s getting before the film is released, and is assured it’ll stop once it is.
I adore her.
Check Your Own Misogyny:
I know, plenty of you probably think that’s a bit harsh of me. But seriously, even if Tauriel were romantically involved with someone….so what? Why is it always the female character who becomes reduced to a pair of tits in your mind as soon as romance is mentioned? Seriously, what we DO know for sure about this character is that she’s a fierce fighter, a big-shot in the army, straight from the horses mouth. But what are people fixated on and reducing her because of? A side-comment about a one-sided crush.
Arwen got this too, and she’s freakin’ canon. People moaned about her being more present, over her pining for her love, but in Aragorn’s case, the fact that he was fighting partly for her was swoon-worthy. It’s perfectly okay to have the man in your typical action movies fighting for/avenging a woman too, but as soon as an actual woman is IN those movies, she gets treated as nothing but the obligatory pair of tits. By men AND women in the audience. Disregarding all other aspects of her character, or even the simple, awesome fact that HEY they put a woman with a gun/sword/bow into this testosterone-fest, huzzah!
Nope, she’s just tits, while the man is fighting a noble fight for his vagina back home. And if you’re doing this same thing with a script and characters far better-written than those inPredators or Avatar, well…sorry, the issue isn’t Tauriel.
So let’s look at what we’ve got, given the evidence thus far:
A badass elf lady who’s beautiful, but isn’t defined by normal standards of ethereal Elven beauty or femininity. She’s a Captain, a big shot in the Greenwood army, and though this DOES make her attractive to a male character, she won’t be romantically involved with anyone as far as can be told, and is moreso defined by the fact that she’s a woman, and a badass.
Stop hating on your potential QUEEN.
First world problems
#that is the most tragic thing i’ve ever heard honestly #neither dean nor sam would ever believe that it was their lives if they were actually happy #they’re too used to having everything good ripped away from them #they’re too used to the world crumbling around them and it somehow being on THEM to fix it #happiness isn’t an option for winchesters #WHY DO I WATCH THIS SHOW
Status: Mission accomplished.
Grab him, quick!
No matter how much you claimed to love me, you couldn’t have a frostgiant sitting on the throne of Asgard!
So notice that even AFTER their huge fight and even AFTER Loki finds out he’s adopted and he’s actually a different species and Odin basically sucks at parenting… even after all that, when Odin’s down for the count, Loki freaks right out and calls for help.
Because he still wants to be his Father’s son, even if he isn’t biologically.
don’t forget when he kills Laufey, he says “and your death came by the son of Odin.”
He still considered himself Odin’s son at that point.
And even after his fall, he still introduces himself as “Loki of Asgard”. In addition to that, he never says anything like “you’re not my brother”, just “I’m not your brother” as in he never actually disowns any of his family members, just himself.
Just thought I’d throw that out there.
welp, im crying again
marui reblogs and posts pics of cake and sweets constantly all day and jiroh likes and reblogs every post
Meanwhile Gakuto and Shishido constantly send each other abusive anon spam
and Atobe has his anonymous asks turned off because someone keeps sending him catty messages about his theme being tacky or the colours clashing or omg you made a typo in this post here 6 months ago omg you illiterate plebeian
Ohtori reblogs pictures of pianos and violins, cats and art. Oshitari lurks and follows all the girls with pretty legs.
meanwhile meanwhile shiraishi runs the fuckyeahkabutomushi tumblr
atsushi reblogs all duck-related posts he comes across and shinya tries really hard to ignore them but he usually fails
Tanishi’s dash is a mix of food blogs and thinspiration blogs. He’s a little conflicted inside…
kirihara barely uses his blog, but when he does shiraishi tells him he loves his blog and keep up the good work, and sanada chastises him for just blogging about manga and video games
akazawa can’t even figure out how tumblr works despite mizuki and kaneda explaining it to him over and over
kaneda is more of a livejournal person but uses tumblr occasionally to post pics of his stamp collection
yuta makes a point of following everyone except shusuke, and shusuke has to make new accounts all the time because yuta keeps blocking him
Syuusuke uses all of his sockpuppet accounts to follow Mizuki, building up slowly, then suddenly makes them all unfollow him at the same time so he freaks out and get depressed.
Syuusuke is a horrible troll.
Minami follows Kaneda religiously and occasionally you can see their stamp collectors conversations on his dash along with his stamp collection and he takes pictures of all the flashy shops he goes to and food he eats. It’s a blog about all the hade things in life.
Yukimura will reblog pictures of pretty flowers as well as paintings, while Sanada wouldn’t even bother with making one unless it’s Yukimura who tells him to do one.