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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged awesome characters

Aug 30 '14

Anonymous asked:

How can you care so much about a character who is just a brat with no interesting development?

shslyandereimouto:

Alright, you rotten tater tot.  You brought this upon yourself.  You came into my askbox and left this message when I was posting a bunch of Damian Wayne.  You opened this box of crap cookies.  Now it’s time for you to eat them.  (Although this whole thing is very belated.  Because I needed some time to cool off after reading this when I first got it.  But I’m ready now.  And I came prepared, so I hope you are ready now.)

First of all, I have a serious bone to pick with people who think of Damian Wayne as being just a brat.  Just a brat.  He’s totally just a brat!  He’s never shown any character traits beyond being bratty.

It’s not like he’s ever shown intense emotion over the brutal deaths of children before.

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It’s not like he struggles to control himself and improve himself and live up to everyone’s expectations…

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…or gets hurt when those attempts aren’t acknowledged and treated as accomplishments.

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And he’s never had any meaningful friendships with anyone for a reason other than his own personal gain, right?

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He doesn’t grapple with his own inner demons.  He’s never had to figure out who he was, and it’s not like he’s ever shown an honest want to change or anything.

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And obviously the only person he cares about is himself.

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Yeah, he can be a badly behaved child sometimes.  Damian is prickly, I’m not going to argue about that.  He’s made some pretty piss-poor decisions, but he’s a little kidwho was raised in a seriously messed up way.  Give him a little bit of understanding, if not slack.  To diminish his character traits and boil all of his complexity down to “he’s just a brat” shows a gross misunderstanding of the character that I don’t even want to touch.

Now, as for your statement that he has “no interesting development”,  I simply have no idea what you mean.  Damian has one of the most interesting character arcs I have ever read, and he’s grown so much since his first appearance.  Whether you like him or not, or whether you think Damian has grown in the right direction or not, you can’t tell me that Damian hasn’t grown as a person.  

And all of that development was somehow… uninteresting to you?  I’d really hate to know what counts as interesting character development for you.  I mean… have you seen this kid?  He used to be so jumpy/uptight that you couldn’t even touch him before he’d wake up:

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And he turned into this snuggly little pile of adorable buttface who’ll let his guard down enough that he can actually rest:

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If you don’t wanna like Damian, that’s on you.  But at least dislike him for reasons that make sense, honey, and don’t bring your Damian hate to my doorstep unless you’re looking to be taught.

#MY PRECIOUS DEMON BABY

I will never stop loving that that’s your tag for Damian. :-P

Aug 24 '14

All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do. (x)

(Source: fyeahbatfamily)

Aug 20 '14

adventuresofcesium:

let’s all take a minute to stop and think about how Hagrid gave Harry his homemade birthday cake, told him how much he looked like his parents, and fed him sausages before he even started to explain that he was a wizard

let’s stop to think about how his absolute first priority was to let harry know that he was loved and cared for

In the interests of honesty, it should be noted that the reason Hagrid didn’t get immediately to telling Harry that he was a wizard was because he assumed Harry already knew, and was shocked to learn otherwise.

(Which begs the question that if the Wizarding World had been monitoring Harry closely enough to know exactly where the Dursleys were making him sleep, etc., surely they could also see that he hadn’t been told about his heritage? And if so, why wasn’t Hagrid told about it before he was sent to go find Harry?)

But it’s still lovely.

Aug 20 '14

mammothluv:

Mammoth’s Top Ten Cop Crushes // Anna Devane, General Hospital

"See how easy things are when I’m in charge?"

Aug 20 '14

Through the front door walks a woman, who is, let's not kid ourselves here, a PRESENCE. This is EMMA SWAN. Late 20s. Beautiful, with great strength behind classic features. But also not quite at home in her skin. Right now, she's dolled up for a night out and looks nervous and vulnerable as she scans the room. (x)

(Source: killianemmaa)

Aug 19 '14

Why I Love Diana: Even though she’s a warrior, peace is more important to her than winning. 

Aug 11 '14

quickjesse:

DISABILITYFEST—[2/?]

victor stone | amputee
"Today, his concerns are not centered on himself,
but with others—those younger...
those less privileged...those with the kind of
disability Victor not only learned to live with,
but learned how to make his strength."

Aug 11 '14
As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice. (x)

(Source: wintersoldeirs)

Aug 10 '14

Awesome Wonder Woman Things: Things people say about Diana

Aug 5 '14

If you do this none of your past is going to remain hidden. (extended scene)

This scene made me so proud of Natasha, because we see in The Avengers how ashamed she is of her past. We’re never told what exactly that ‘red in her ledger’ is, but it was clearly pretty bad and it’s constantly weighing on her. In both Avengers and this movie she talks about wanting to do good to make up for her past. Nat’s not exactly the type to show her innermost emotions much, but we’re given strong hints that the regret she feels about her past goes pretty deep. Of course she doesn’t want the world to know all the ugly details of everything she’s done. Pierce is counting on that to stop her here, but it doesn’t. She does what needs to be done anyway, even though it means confronting what’s probably one of her worst fears, in putting every detail of her past up for public scrutiny. That’s just so incredibly brave to me.

(Source: mishasteaparty)

Jul 31 '14
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(Source: fanbingblink)

Jul 23 '14

renaroo:

Happy Bat Day!

I’ve not really celebrated Bat Day much.

I feel like it’s … pretty much like every other day for the DC offices. Plus I never got the Bat Cake I was promised from my friends, so totally soured the mood for me.

But I obviously love the Batman mythos. A lot. And part of that is my love of the characters that support Bruce and, I feel, really make his stories something unique and special.

Alfred Pennyworth definitely fits that bill.

Happy Bat Day, Alfred! Everyone knows you’ve got the toughest Bat Job of all.

"I feel like it’s … pretty much like every other day for the DC offices."

This was my thought EXACTLY. When I first saw that today was ‘Batman Day’, my literal first thought was… “Isn’t every day?”

I mean, I do love Bruce as a character, and goodness knows I really love the Batfamily and the Bat-mythos in general, but let’s face it… Batman isn’t exactly suffering from a lack of appreciation. 

Jul 19 '14

I’m sorry. Did I step on your moment?

(Source: thefudge)

Jul 10 '14

brightgreencrayon:

mrsdevilla:

 

People who hate Harry Potter missed the a giant part of the story. Despite being abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin his whole life Harry was kind, compassionate, loyal, protective and honest. He defended those who needed it and stood up to those who deserved it. He didn’t become bitter or hateful. And he spent his life trying to protect others. You can’t hate him because people chose to stand by him even if it meant they’d die. He didn’t want that, he wanted everyone to live even if it meant he couldn’t anymore.

It’s because he suffered PTSD in book 5 and was mistaken for a whiny angsty teen.

(Source: deadpadfoot)