Q:Lol, are the same people who were up in arms about Uhura and Abbie Mills being 'reduced' to love interests and claiming that WHY CAN'T THEY BE STRONG WOMEN WHO DON'T NEED NO MAN?! claiming that Caitlin Snow MUST be a love interest because SHE CAN BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A DUDE AS WELL AS BE STRONG!? (of course they are)
It’s funny how these things change around isn’t it?
there is nothing more weird than reading a fanfiction someone wrote in 2006. where are these people now? are they doing okay? have they found love? do they have kids? so much can happen in 8 years
#lollllllll#i can solve this mystery#the fiction written in 2006 was mostly written by me and my compatriots#we are still nerdy fandom-based losers#we are still writing fic#nothing has happened to us#fandom is forever (x)
Q:I get that Iris and Barry are cannon. But can't you just let us like who we like? I get that Ronnie and Catilin are cannon. Doesn't mean I dislike any of them. Iris is beautiful and smart and awesome. I just prefer SnowBarry at this point. Even if I know it won't happen. No need to think we are all rude. I'm logical. I just like the impossible. Let's all be happy that our show is awesome!
I’m sorry, did I come to your house and punch you in your face and take your pet hostage, then tell you that you can’t ship Caitlin/Barry or else?
Because while I wish I had the authority to let or not let people in fandom ship things, I actually don’t, so you might want to look into not voluntarily enslaving yourself to my will.
And frankly, while I am come at me, take no shit, should you touch the hem of her dress i will rise like a lion and fuck you up, ride-or-die for Iris West and have negative patience for the concerted efforts already being made to throw her over for Caitlin after two episodes, the disservice being…
Caitlin’s snow’s arc is about a lot of things including romance/finding love.
There is nothing wrong with her becoming a love interest option for Barry Allen (or anyone for that matter). Just as there is nothing wrong with iris being that, and she is still much more outside of that.
»including romance/finding love. «
Except it’s not. You are literally just making that up. There is absolutely no narrative support for the idea that Caitlin is interested in or should be interested in “finding love” and doing so with Barry. All that has been has demonstrated thusfar with regard to Caitlin is that she is deeply grieving her fiancé and her previous life, that she blames herself for her losses, and that she’s having a difficult time dealing with all of her guilt, anger, and frustration. I wasn’t just listing random things when I discussed Caitlin’s arc. I was referencing what the actual narrative has put in place.
And even if the narrative were to turn around and begin actually implying that Caitlin has some kind of romantic interest in Barry, even if it’s a stopgap until Ronnie’s return, there absofuckinglutely is something wrong with her ultimately becoming a love interest for Barry for no other reason than that people can’t conceive of a female character existing in proximity to a male lead without being romantically and sexually available to him.
111. An Interview with Courtney Milan: Law, Books, and Recommendations | Blog | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
One of our favorite authors talks to Smart Bitches about the redonkulous lawsuit…Sarah interviews New York Times Bestselling author Courtney Milan in this episode. They talk about the lawsuit filed by Ellora’s Cave against Jane Litte and Dear Author, about legal things in general, and why it’s a bad idea to piss off lawyers and journalists. Plus, they have a really fascinating discussion thanks to some very smart questions asked by folks on Facebook.
Q:Glam, should I even try watching Flash? I had a hard enough time getting into Arrow after they Lana Langed Dinah Laurel Lance (season 2 she seemed like she wasn't even on the same show).
The Flash is a fucking delight.
I have MANY MANY thoughts about the treatment of Dinah Laurel Lance on Arrow, but suffice to say there’s currently no indication (and many indications to the contrary) that they’re going to repeat that with Iris.
So, I say YES. I mean, it’s only been two episodes though, so if you wanted to hold off I’d understand.
Q:Dear other anon no one is trying to make Caitlin and Ronnie a thing. THEY WERE ENGAGED, IT'S FUCKING CANON. A lot can happen, but that will never ever change...
Don’t use logic. It burns them.
The only people trying to pull something are the ones aggressively trying to make Caitlin/Ronnie NOT a thing by spinning delusional fancies wherein Ronnie isn’t REALLY coming back to be Firestorm despite all empirical evidence to the contrary.
Q:Gosh you Westallen fans are so bitter. If u r so sure about your end game stop obsessing over ppl preferring another couple
Fuck yes, I’m bitter. I live in a systematically racist society which ensures that on the rare occasions when a black woman gets to be a romantic lead people pour out of the woodwork instantly to start bullshitting about all the reasons she’s not acceptable and the nearest moderately attractive white person is a way better option and not only that but it also ensures that when I or others point out how fucked up it is that this happens in the exact same way every damn time, I get incoherent messages like this from garbagechildren like you who have no idea what the hell they’re talking about. Let me assure you, you’d be bitter too if you constantly had to deal with you.
Let’s make a deal, we’ll stop obsessing over people preferring another couple when the people who prefer another couple stop being misogynist assholes about already marginalized characters and posting that bullshit in all of the tags for those characters constantly.
DO WE HAVE A DEAL?
If not, fuck off.