all i ever wanted to do was h o n o r those people..
I can’t believe there are people out there actually saying “Ward didn’t manipulate anyone” when there’s an entire scene in canon where he explains how he manipulated everyone#WILLFULLY OBTUSE PEOPLE ARE THE WORST
#(people ignore that scene because he gets punched in the face right after so SOMEHOW IT DOESN’T COUNT.)#some people seem to think that abuse victims aren’t actually people #that something done to you can negate your humanity and agency so completely #that fifteen plus years later you are still nothing but consequence #the thing is i don’t forgive and forget the things ward does #because i acknowledge his humanity first and foremost #instead of viewing him as a perpetual victim #it’s a difference in perspective i guess #i don’t think ”but he was just following orders” makes abusive and manipulative behavior okay #if i did i would have to accept everything garrett did as entirely acceptable as a means to an end#grant ward #is super super interesting and i would enjoy him a lot more as a character #if so many of his fans weren’t so stridently obtuse #agents of shield
There’s a trend of fandom infantilizing the characters in general, because a lot of the fandom is younger and we like to identify with the characters and it can lead to forgetting that they’re fully-grown adults in a dangerous job that they’re not supposed to just survive, but own. It’s ok for Skye to learn how to physically protect herself and others. It’s ok for Simmons and Fitz to lose some innocence about who can and can’t be trusted because that is the process of becoming a fully-functional mature adult. And it’s ok to remember that Ward is not a helpless, brainwashed kid: he’s a trained killer and manipulator. To believe that somebody could be that good and well-trained at manipulation and still, in their mid-thirties, have no idea that someone is manipulating them; or be fluent in six languages, have extremely sharp and marketable assassination/survival skills, and able to airdrop themselves and disappear anywhere in the world at any time and yet “have no choice” but to work for Garrett is missing the picture. Want redemption? Great. Letting him own his choices is the first step.
well aint that the gospel truth
- Easy and very effective
- Requires nothing but your body
- Includes attack
Very useful to know, pass and share please.
I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this.
I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head.
Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away.
So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out.
I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot
THERE MUST BE A PARAGRAPH BREAK EVERY TIME A NEW CHARACTER SPEAKS
THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL
NO ONE WANTS TO READ ONE BIG BLOCK OF TEXT JESUS CHRIST
REMEMBER TIP TOP OK:
Make a paragraph every time that any of these things change!
The Originals 2х02 TONIGHT!
When there’s Skyeward on my dash
Touché my Nigga Touché