Owen Jones

samandriel:

covetxvx:

a metaphor of my life

best moment on television. ever.

dolofang:

compassfox:

drop-bass-not-babies:

Nothing says “I support gay equality” like a straight couple kissing in public.

… I’m a girl
We’re both girls

nothing says “I support equality” like assuming someone is a boy because they have short hair

dolofang:

compassfox:

drop-bass-not-babies:

Nothing says “I support gay equality” like a straight couple kissing in public.

… I’m a girl

We’re both girls

nothing says “I support equality” like assuming someone is a boy because they have short hair

a-goddessofmischief:

parnela-lansbury:

kenezbian:

soulmate AU where you wake up on your 18th birthday with the first words your soulmate will say to you tattooed on your body so you’ll know them when you meet them

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admittedly, there are a few bugs in the system

I think its perfect.

yolownly:

flecksofpoppy:

wowza-wowzers:

GOD.  I really needed to tell somebody about all this ranting because its really been bothering the living fuck outta me ever since my recent comic

[Sorry for the lack of a cut—because this is a photo post, there’s no option.]

Let me also please make clear: this is my opinion, and everyone is entitled to their opinions, including the artist. I just felt a strong enough reaction that I’d like to put forth my thoughts on my own blog.

I mean… okay, I’d like to say something about this. While I don’t think that this strip is inherently offensive or something, I just so strongly disagree that I wanted to put in my two cents. This is merely my opinion; do with it what you will.

Whether or not Jean and Marco were romantically involved is irrelevant in terms of whether Marco is an important character. I think what really got my goat about this strip is the end.

"You guys should really get a grip on the fact that Marco is in fact dead and nothing in this damn universe is gonna bring him back. He’s literally only important to you guys cause he hangs out with Jean and that’s it. So in short, move the fuck on already. Marco Bodt is dead."

Marco isn’t important to most of the Marco fans I’ve met because he hangs out with Jean, or even because he’s part of the jeanmarco ship. I’m a jeanmarco shipper, but I can say that my love of Marco has ZERO to do with who I ship him with. Marco is a fascinating character because both of what he represents and also who he is.

There’s no other character like Marco in their training days

Marco is one of the most level-headed characters in the 104th. He shows this both during training and also during Trost. He’s not angry, but he’s also not nurturing; he’s stern and fair and understanding, and empathetic when need be. But he doesn’t kowtow to anyone. When Sasha and Daz are freakin’ out, Marco doesn’t freak out, too; he keeps his cool and tries to re-rally them. On the flipside, he also doesn’t coddle them. Bottom line: Marco keeps his cool, even in the face of severe adversity and during times when no one else does. Marco is fucking legit, man. On top of that, NO ONE ELSE DOES THIS. Everyone else is either screaming or crying or scared or in shock OR DEAD. Marco gives no fucks. This kid has nerves of steel. He’s no nonsense and has a more mature worldview in terms of how he handles himself than 99% of the other cadets. Marco is more mature than a lot of his fellow soldiers; he shows this both when they first start out (even though his ideals are somewhat naive) and also later, when they’re fighting Titans.

Marco is essential to Jean’s character development

It’s true—both in death, and in life. Marco is someone who sees Jean for what he could be, behind all the fear and immaturity. And Jean listens to him; Marco makes Jean reconsider his worldview. The tragedy of their friendship happens on two levels: the first being the immediate characters’ relationship itself. They have a unique bond that we see on-screen a few times, and quite a few times in the manga; the fact we don’t get to see it develop as the story develops is sad if you’re a big fan of their friendship. In the greater scale of SNK, it’s extra sad, because Marco represents the fate of good, hopeful things. SNK is a world with little to no hope, populated with monsters of the both the human and inhuman variety, and generally EVERYONE’S fucked. There’s that scene of Jean sitting on the rooftop, when their squad is still out in Trost and Eren’s been eaten; and he’s just basically like, “This life sucks.” That’s it. That’s the bottom line. And it fucking does.  You’re literally born into a hell you can’t escape; your fate as a human who doesn’t live in the Interior is either to hope you can survive inside the walls at the hands of the cruel upper class who send their own kind out to the fields to die because of a food shortage, or you get eaten alive by giant, humanoid monsters. There’s no escape except death, in a way. Rewind back to Jean and Marco’s friendship, and even the entire phase of the cadet training part of the story. Even the OVA that just came out does this… illustrates a more innocent world, where there’s only talk of Titans, friendships formed, silly rivalries and childish concerns. And then Trost happens, and all these kids grow up. The deaths of characters like Marco and Franz are what represent the inevitable hopelessness of the world in which they live. That horrific part of the story where Hannah is desperately trying to give Franz CPR WHEN HE IS LITERALLY HALF GONE and crying to Armin is like a giant fucking analogy FOR THEIR EXISTENCE. This is what Marco represents—only, as a viewer/reader—we get to know Marco. We see his role and friendships with the other cadets, and he represents something very unique that has nothing to do with any other character except the qualities he possesses.

Most fans of Marco I’ve met (including myself) aren’t fans solely because of TEH HOT YAOIZ with HIS BOYF JEAN. They’re fans because he’s an amazing, essential character, and is also highly symbolic in what position he occupies in the SNK world.

Everyone wants Marco alive

Well, I understand that it can be a bit much if people are going crazytown, demanding a character that’s died in the story be revived. However, that being said, the only thread I’ve seen about Marco possibly still being alive is just an interesting theory. It’s not a hoard of torch-bearing crazy people demanding that Marco be brought back to life. Also, crazier things have happened in this crazy ass manga. So there’s really no reason to hate on people who want to discuss “Marco is alive” theories. That’s part of fandom—theories, discussion, possibilities. If you don’t like, then maybe tumblr isn’t the right place for you.

Marco and his impossible eyepatch

Okay, the only place I’ve seen Marco with an eyepatch and amputated limb are in AUs where Marco specifically survives. That’s the point. I’ve never heard anyone say, “Oh yeah, remember that half-eaten corpse? When is he showing up again?” Um. The whole, “What is with you people putting an eyepatch and bandage thinking bringing back the dead works that way,” is like a strawman argument here for people being ridiculous about wanting Marco alive, because… who does that? No one I know. Once again, anyone I’ve seen that’s written a Marco fic where he survives is specifically a canon divergence fic, and he has those wounds. It’s a spin on what actually happens, which is fanfiction. I don’t see what the big deal is.

And last, but not least:

You really shouldn’t be crying over a fictional character.

Well, anyone who’s ever read a book, watched a film, seen a play, or any other types of media who hasn’t cried over a fictional character has obviously never read anything worth reading, seen anything worth seeing, or watched anything worth watching (continue the action word list at your leisure). I cry about Marco’s death, and I cry about SNK. Because it’s fucking sad, and it’s a brilliant, dystopian universe with complex characters, a complex plot, and an incredibly rich and wide open world. Marco Bodt is inextricably attached to it and represents important things in it.

Marco is important.

Good day, sir.

i have literally never seen anyone get so up in arms that they make a comic as bullshitty as this one about a dead manga character and i am impressed.

sanic:

chen000:

sanic:

sanic:

*points at a horned animal* is this homestuck

image love these eridan amporas, from homestuck

thats gamzee you fuck

shtu up, you pleb hipster, i have been watching homestuck for 33 years and i know who eridan amporba is so back OFF

thatfunnyblog:

why is this the most accurate thing ive ever seen on my dashboard

drtanner:

age-of-awakening:


 What angels are apparently supposed to look like according to
They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.
 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.
 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).
Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.
Technically, angels have made their only moral choice, and so experience morality only in theory.Some angel characters are based on the non-humanoid or vaguely humanoid “canon” angels, which can be anything from a ball of wings covered in eyes to a huge, living wheel to animals on fire.
 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.
Maybe angels taking on human form but describing just what they look like when they’re not wearing their skin.
Angels are such creepy and interesting.

The study of angelology is EVEN MORE interesting with a literal and scientific approach to understand what ancients have said regarding angelic deities. It’s a beautiful study

There is a damned good reason why the first thing out of an angel’s mouth whenever it appears to a mortal person in the Bible is “DO NOT FEAR”, and it’s because angels are fucking terrifying.

drtanner:

age-of-awakening:

 What angels are apparently supposed to look like according to

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

Technically, angels have made their only moral choice, and so experience morality only in theory.
Some angel characters are based on the non-humanoid or vaguely humanoid “canon” angels, which can be anything from a ball of wings covered in eyes to a huge, living wheel to animals on fire.

 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Maybe angels taking on human form but describing just what they look like when they’re not wearing their skin.

Angels are such creepy and interesting.

The study of angelology is EVEN MORE interesting with a literal and scientific approach to understand what ancients have said regarding angelic deities. It’s a beautiful study

There is a damned good reason why the first thing out of an angel’s mouth whenever it appears to a mortal person in the Bible is “DO NOT FEAR”, and it’s because angels are fucking terrifying.