Friendly reminder that Dia de Los Muertos is pretty much a funeral, and the dead being represented in the holiday are actual dead people who had families and friends and hopes and dreams. So just as you wouldn’t throw on black clothes and join a group of mourners because they look so fashionable in black, you shouldn’t paint your face and put marigolds in your hair and make altars because it looks cool to you. Thank.
you are very cute. you are too cute to always have to compliment them first. you are too cute to go unnoticed, too cute to be ignored. too cute to not be met with thunderous applause every time you enter a room. too cute to be plagued by existential dread at 2 am, too cute to be left behind in the rapture, too cute for the sweet release of death- congratulations, the grim reaper blushes at the very thought of your existence. you are winning
Bucky shops at secondhand stores, because he sees no reason not to, and was raised in an era where you used what you had until it wears out. Steve, though raised alongside Bucky, was more quick, not to mention free, to adopt modern shopping habits and brands.
When he demands a kiss as a reward Justkillianthings
JKT Countdown to Once Upon a Time
Charming asked Hook why he’d saved him if there was nothing for him in return. Hook responded, “I didn’t do it for you, mate.” We see later on that Hook did it to ingratiate himself with Emma, not because it was the right thing to do. Hook wanted a kiss as a reward. Why is this so problematic?
Hook purported to understand Emma’s feelings of abandonment, and as a man who’d lost his first love, he ought to have known how Emma felt about losing Neal. The fact of the matter was that Emma was going through a lot of emotional trauma at the time: Henry was kidnapped, Neal fell through a portal and “died”, and now she found out Charming almost died as well. She was in a vulnerable state; we saw at least three emotional outbursts/breakdowns from her. By demanding a kiss at that time, Hook exploited her vulnerability. Emma kissed him because she was overcome with relief that her father was still alive. What Hook should have done, if he wanted to act as a romantic hero, was say, “Swan, you need not thank me. I know how much your father means to you. I know you wouldn’t want to lose him after having just found him. I understand what it’s like to lose loved ones. I will do everything I can to help keep your family safe.” That would have shown selflessness and understanding from him.
Even if Emma wasn’t going through an emotional roller coaster, Hook should not have demanded a kiss as a reward. Men cannot ask for sexual rewards from women. Period. It’s a form of sexism; it implies that women owe men sensual pleasure when they do good deeds. There is really no difference between this JKT and this:
Women. Do not. Owe men. Sex. Ever. Women aren’t vending machines into which you pop kindness coins until sex comes out. I’m quite frankly disgusted that this CS kiss is framed as romantic.
Don’t be lured back into the show with OUAT’s queerbaiting facebook posts (no matter how many times they post Swan Queen pictures with captions about “love”, they have made it CLEAR that it is not going to happen).
Don’t buy Jmo’s…
Hey SWEN, also remember that choosing to watch the show or not is 100% your own decision and no one else’s opinion should make you feel guilty if you choose to do so. Thanks.
I’ve been wanting to speak about this boycott thing for days as I watch posts go by and now that I’m home, I can.
Whether you watch the show or don’t, whether you go silent or don’t is all up to you as an individual. Once you attach the SwanQueen tag, however, you are purporting to speak for ALL SwanQueen fans. That’s not cool.
I keep seeing posts that say they understand where the boycott is coming from and that’s great. I do not. I don’t have to and that’s fine.
I also keep seeing how effective a boycott was with Xena and Buffy. That may very well be the case BUT those shows ran on much smaller networks and were not owned by Disney. The Disney corporation is ranked #61 on the Fortune 500 and also ranked #1 in most reputable and admired.
Since I’ve done all this media blitzing already and was very successful with it, I’ll tell you what I think. You can listen or not. Do as you will.
The SwanQueen fandom has been trampled upon for quite some time. All sorts of hateful crap comes flying this way. IGNORE IT! If you engage with haters like that, it often times gets turned around and SQ fandom members are made to look the fool. Don’t give people that satisfaction.
Timing, Image and Appearance matter. They matter SO much. You can choose to stomp your feet and be angry OR you can choose to CELEBRATE what you love and CELEBRATE IT LOUDLY.
Often times, the angry come off as petulant children and get swept under the carpet or blocked or ignored. However, when you scream loudly about that which you LOVE without the anger or resentment, people tend to notice.
And please, for the love of chocolate cake, do not be rude to or attack or engage in a negative fashion with Jen and Lana and Adam for that matter. Jen and Lana are actors doing a job. Like them or don’t. Resent them or don’t but there is no need to be rude. Show them your artwork, engage in funny conversation, quote your fave fanfic…enjoy them. Have fun with them. Show off a little.
You’d be surprised how much more they’d be willing to play.
I say all of this because I have experience with it. I’ve done it. And because I LOVE SwanQueen and I am so completely impressed by the fandom. Y’all are amazeballs.
Anyway, do what you will but make that decision on your own.