One of the biggest stories in comics and pop culture over the summer was from Marvel Comics showing their efforts in creating diverse characters. Much to a lot of fans dismay,they made Thor a woman and Captain America a black man. Sam Wilson aka The Falcon is now officially Captain America. While working today through my anger at the Ferguson, MO story which is still unfolding…I wondered what Sam would do if he were a real person. So, I did this image to deal with the madness.
i’m so in love with “in the flesh”, everyone go watch it!! i especially love that simon is a sweetie, i’m sure he wants to cuddle kieren all the time (i know i do)
this tender heart is too strong to surrender
I beg to, politely and with all my love, disagree.
That is not a waste.
The ITF fandom, like the fannibals, is an extraordinary light one. I feel it’s to counteract the “heaviness” of the topics explored by the show and it’s O.K.
The reason people are fans of the show and support it so much is not “just because of a canon queer relationship”.
And even if it was, the canonical of the relationship is a major thing to happen on publicly-financed TV.
Representation matters and save lives.
What if we want to put flower crowns on zombie boyfriends and talk about jumpers? We can’t talk about suicide, depression, addiction, racism, homophobia all the time. And even if we did, it wouldn’t prevent some Philip x Toaster in the middle.
The show offers queer representation and mental illnesses representation
and Morrissey representationand that is some of the reasons (I won’t list them all: others, more talented than I am, already did several times) why the show is important, vital in its portrayal, and needs a third series (at least).
Fans fluffing (or smuting) about a canon queer relationship that is not portrayed as “a big deal” in the show but, realistically, in our society, is a fucking big huge immense deal exactly because of its “he likes whom he likes and it’s not a main device plot or a way to define his character” are not a problem and they are not undermining other issues talked about and represented in the show.
How could anyone undermine such crucial topics? I really don’t think there is such a power on Earth, except in erasure. The fans could not, with all their fanart, erase something that is already there and strong and important in ITF.
All is love, friends, the jumpers as well as the journey to self-acceptance.
I think this moment in the scene is overlooked because it’s rather subtle.
When they walk up to the GP Surgery, Simon is well behind Kieren, letting him lead their way (as will become typical).
Upon entering, Simon is looking at Kieren (first pic) for cues.
When Dr. Russo calls Kieren’s name, Simon’s attention switches to Dr. Russo and his expression hardens (second pic). Whatever Kieren thinks of this situation, Simon distrusts medical personnel (and with good reason, considering his horrific experiences with them, ESPECIALLY the ones involved with the care of PDS patients).
Simon’s reaction to Dr. Russo approaching Kieren is to move from behind Kieren to in front of Kieren, and stop moving (third pic, though it’s easier to see when they are in motion).
He doesn’t place his body between Kieren and Russo, he’s not blocking anyone from interacting or stopping Kieren from doing anything he wants to do… but he HAS placed himself in such a manner that Russo has to keep his distance from Kieren or else be weirdly in Simon’s personal space. Simon has also placed himself into a position to defend Kieren in an instant if needed, and his gaze is placed off to the side of Russo in such a way that suggests Russo doesn’t need to worry about him because he isn’t even paying attention to Russo. In fact, the rest of his body language suggests his mind’s attention is 100% on Russo.
I love, lovelovelove, this facet of Simon. He trusts Kieren to take care of himself, doesn’t restrict him from doing anything he wants to do, but Simon places himself in a position to step in if he’s needed.
in the flesh // keiren walker & simon monroe
Okay, so, you’re an optimist with depressive tendencies.
Tell me what you want. I’ll do anything I can to give it to you.
#SinyAppreciationWeek ❥ Kieren Walker x Simon Monroe
So, I see Palucina has become a thing, and a lot of it is kissing or looking into each other’s eyes. And that’s fine, but I must ask…
Where are the shenanigans?
Where is Palutena introducing Lucina to the gods and Lucina trying to be as formal as possible but dropping it as Viridi keeps acting like a brat and Hades keeps acting like an asshole until the only people she talks to are Pit and Arlon (and maybe Medusa and Cragalanche).
Where are the two of them going out to a dinner date and Palutena orders EVERYTHING on the menu but says “don’t worry I’ve got this.” Then when the bill comes Palutena pays in hearts and the restaurant doesn’t take hearts so Palutena has to start up a “I need to pay for my own food” Tithe.
Where is Palutena dressing up as Naga to mess with Lucina (or maybe it’s Lucina’s secret fetish I dunno whatever floats your boat).
Where is Lucina introducing Palutena to Naga and Palutena, not knowing the limits of Naga’s power, heavily implying that Naga could have handled everything, thus leading to Lucina just flipping off the sky the whole night.
Where are the shenanigans?
I DEMAND SHENANIGANS.
I swear to god I’ll pistol whip the next guy that says shenanigans
(but yes Palutena needs to be her mischievous and wise-cracking self)
slightly older female friends are truly a force for good in this world
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