Very peeved that ace aro ppl have created a very infinitely useful word for life partnership not bound by sex or romance and y'all just rolled your eyes and went "so friends 🙄" Like well yes but actually, no. Like I guarantee you that most of your close friends would not even ponder being your committed life partner for no reason 😭😭😭 Like I love my friends and they are the human beings I'm most committed to easily, but if I said yeah let's move in together, tie our finances up together in every way and plan the next few years of our lives together, not just as roommates but considering and sacrificing each other's careers like??? Maybe one would even consider that and the rest would be like "are you smoking crack cocaine?" Like!!! OK y'all passing the point of disbelief if you're saying any odd homie on the street will do that. BUT guess what? If you do have a completely nonromantic nonsexual life partner? Guess what bitch? That's a qpp because that's the coined term. Good night!
I think the main difference between Julian’s relationship with O’Brien and Julian’s relationship with garak is that when O’Brien and Julian have a moral disagreement about the Jem’Hadar and O’Brien defies orders and Julian threatens to bring him up on charges they both agree that, like, they need a couple days before they can forgive each other and start feeling comfortable around each other again. But in our man bashir when GARAK tries to get all of julians coworkers KILLED for SELFISH REASONS and Julian SHOOTS GARAK in the NECK with a GUN the episode ends like “so lunch tomorrow?” “yea<3” girl WHAT
I wonder if NHS spent years sick to his stomach with dread because at any moment Jin Guangyao could figure out what he's about and he could lose every chance for vengeance or if he knew he could do it for Dage
hannibal is such a happy little clam in amuse bouche. everything is going right for him lol will has killed someone and is well within hannibal’s clutches, the curator of his personal ego booster tabloid pays him a visit, and he’s gaining jack’s trust at breakneck speed. he has no idea all of this is going to be the end of him
So like I get that people have this issue with Star Trek taking so long to have a canonically queer principle character, and I get that people kind of take issue with there being a sort of ‘qualifier’ on Jadzia/Lenara as they were husband and wife in their previous lives, but I also feel like a lot of people don’t appreciate how incredible this story was?
The Jadzia/Lenara story revolved around two characters who were forbidden from being together by the taboos and laws of their culture. And it wasn’t just a metaphor - they actually used two women. This is a queer story about two women who aren’t allowed to be together because of their cultural norms. Any signs of affection between them were seen as inherently wrong, risky, dangerous etc. Lenara works under the constant, watchful eye of her brother, who continually makes his opinion about his ~concern~ for her known. And eventually Jadzia has to choose between the woman she loves and the life she wants because she won’t be allowed to have both - if she begins a relationship with this woman, her life as she knows it is over and shew ill be ostracized from her society, never allowed to re-enter it. And every moment of it is believable and full of beautifully painful affection…
In 1995 they shamelessly presented a wlw love story complete with longing, affectionate looks, confessions of love, and kisses. And like Kira Nerys says “I don’t understand how two people who’ve fallen in love and made a life together can be forced to walk away from each other because of a taboo!” Like… they weren’t be subtle about this at all.
As for the “qualifier” that somehow makes it less queer….? These two people carry the memories of a man and woman who used to be married, so I guess a lot of people saw this story as a second-hand het love story, but to me that was a really important part of the story because it presented this wlw relationship as totally equal to a het marriage. Their love is intense, believable, and on par with a male/female relationship.