amandaisalwayswright:

mrs-n-uzumaki:

amandaisalwayswright:

mrs-n-uzumaki:

I’m currently trying to write a 2000 word essay on the relationship between ‘instruction’ and ‘delight’ in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while including detailed discussion of at least one scene or passage in order to show how the text works to instruct and delight child readers.

And…

What scene did you pick? 

I haven’t picked scenes just yet but I have written about the characters and how they relate to the young readers.

Hummmmmmm, I would pick the chess game. You could go into Ron’s sacrifice for his friends. Then Harry and Hermione’s conversation about what makes a great wizard could be a lesson about morality and greatness in our world. The ‘Muggle’ world. Additionally, giant chess pieces that move around the board as well as wizarding chess in and of itself is delightful. Then you could pull the scene from right before Hermione leaves for Christmas when Harry and Ron are playing chess.

Ohh yes this is good because then I can argue that the book also instructs. Thanks!!

amandaisalwayswright:

mrs-n-uzumaki:

I’m currently trying to write a 2000 word essay on the relationship between ‘instruction’ and ‘delight’ in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while including detailed discussion of at least one scene or passage in order to show how the text works to instruct and delight child readers.

And…

What scene did you pick? 

I haven’t picked scenes just yet but I have written about the characters and how they relate to the young readers.

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I’m sick of people dropping into our tag and feel that they are entitled to get an explanation for shipping what we ship because they “just don’t get it”.

Like, I don’t get why the hell you people would ship Ron and Hermione together (and “because it’s ‘canon’” is not a legit reason), but do you see me barging into your tag and demanding answers????

Fuck off, mate. Do your own research.

So baby, hold on to my heart,
Need you to keep me from falling apart.
I’ll always hold on. Cause
You make me strong.

I’m currently trying to write a 2000 word essay on the relationship between ‘instruction’ and ‘delight’ in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while including detailed discussion of at least one scene or passage in order to show how the text works to instruct and delight child readers.

And I am procrastinating.

It just really comes to show that no matter how much I love something, if you force the subject on me I will automatically shut down and turn away.

And I will always hate writing essays.

Sigh, why couldn’t it ask me about the relationship between Draco and Hermione instead?? I have a shit ton of ideas about that.

(Source: lumadreamland)

Don’t mind me, just trollin’ my future father in law

mrs-n-uzumaki:


"It has to be somewhere!”
"Are you sure the letter doesn’t have more instructions?"
Hermione looked around in confusion as her parents argued. She bit her bottom lip, trying to figure out where the platform might be.
She was suddenly shoved aside. She caught her balance as a man in a long black cloak sneered at her. He gripped his cane and turned to a boy almost a younger version of himself.
"Come along, Draco."
The boy watched his father walk away with a sweep of his cloak. As he walked past her, he whispered, “It’s this way. Follow me.”
— Strange Beginnings by jadestrick

mrs-n-uzumaki:

"It has to be somewhere!”

"Are you sure the letter doesn’t have more instructions?"

Hermione looked around in confusion as her parents argued. She bit her bottom lip, trying to figure out where the platform might be.

She was suddenly shoved aside. She caught her balance as a man in a long black cloak sneered at her. He gripped his cane and turned to a boy almost a younger version of himself.

"Come along, Draco."

The boy watched his father walk away with a sweep of his cloak. As he walked past her, he whispered, “It’s this way. Follow me.”

Strange Beginnings by jadestrick

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Question"There are other, actually very similar, if not the “same”, blogs in our fandom which are extra dedicated to recommending fanfics" Hey, I read it in your reply to the other anon. Could you post the blogs that you know of that kind? Answer

weshipdramione:

Okay, so apparently Mandy is back again, with a new blog name though, she’s now at dhrfics! Otherwise I can recommend dramionefanfiction, dramionefanfictionlists & dramioneasks, and I’m pretty sure there are some other blogs too which I can’t remember though, so just keep an eye out in the Dramione tag especially since most people tag their fic recs there. :) 

excellent-show-of-patience:

For one, relationships and romantic partnerships are not about deserving each other but about choosing to work towards forming a mutually beneficial, functional, equal commitment. Which is precisely what Hook and Emma ARE contrary to 99.9 percents of other relationships on this show (save for Snow/David) - whether platonic or romantic - that are commonly based on blatant abuser/victim dynamic and oppressor glorification. Primarily because the characters of Regina, Rumple and Neal are/were avid practitioners of severe domestic violence.

This show and narrative have never been particularly adept at celebrating equality OUTSIDE of the comprehensive romantic arcs featuring CS and Snowing. Other than that, it tends to reward wife murdering misogynists who slay their former female partners for rejecting them and daring to empower themselves. Who delightfully corrupt young daughters of said female partners by taking advantage of their abusive and hopeless situations in order to get back at women who broke up with them. Who kill women in cold blood for saying unambiguous “no” to them and daring to defy conventionally feminine roles they are confined to by medieval patriarchal society. Not before spending years mistreating said women into severe depression by scolding and publicly reprimanding them on traditional responsibilities while miserably failing their own masculine duties in every way imaginable. Proceeding to - upon slaughtering their female spouse for the fact of romantic love denial - coerce young vulnerable girls into slavery. By benefiting from their determination to protect their families from a life threatening situation, exploiting their unpaid labor, keeping them as prisoners in a vast, corruptly acquired castle. Forcing said girls to perform the same traditional duties the character in question murdered his wife for having the audacity to refuse to fulfill. Mistreating his future romantic partner physically and emotionally when confronted with the prospect of being rid of his unlimited power and fearsome position of superiority.

Because THAT’S how much Rumple was afraid of becoming EQUALS with his female love interest (as opposed to being consistently in a position of absolute control. Control he still preserves without Belle’s consent in order to remain a power pursuing murderer). A love interest Rumple has now married under false pretenses in order to get away with killing one of the countless defenseless women and using paralyzing spells on his spouse to cover it up and to remain a privilege abusing tyrant who strives for MORE influence and would never let a woman be in a position of control (a woman Rumple has NOT yet killed for the fact of romantic rejection). Thus violating Belle’s agency on both physical and emotional level entirely on free will and for selfish purposes.

OR, alternatively, OUAT writing team and fandom by extension consider it wholly appropriate for there to be fictional romances featuring institutionally oppressive, child abusing rapists. Who now absurdly reserve warm spots at family dinners alongside disadvantaged, major Stockholm Syndrome affected victims of their decades long political terrorism, unwarranted persecution, systematic oppression and tyranny. Victims who have come to succumb to blatant, ACTUAL rape culture perpetuating mentality according to which they, the mistreated parties, “had it coming” and brought it on themselves to be incessantly abused and unfairly targeted on part of a privileged and empowered individual because they were “brats who were asking for it”. And because said individual’s place of irrevocable influence entitles them to oppress and persecute whilst their victims’ lack of the same amount of privilege automatically eliminates their right to so much as defy the corruptness they and their nearest and dearest are directly suffering from. Or even survive through it because it interferes with the oppressor’s immediate, unearned comfort and hurts their feelings.

Because it has always been about Regina, Rumple and Neal’s hurt feelings and that’s why they felt in the right to:

  • ruin lives
  • sexually abuse minors
  • rob women they are romantically involved with of any agency
  • murder women for leaving them
  • justify such murders committed by their fathers while holding said fathers accountable for every little misstep that was not in favor of their entitled, ultimatums spouting male selves
  • sabotage people’s free will for three decades reducing them to unwilling sexual slaves because said people refused to aid them in undeserved persecution of an innocent orphaned and disowned teenage girl. And dared to disobey the order of carving her heart out of her still pounding chest
  • feel entitled to women they have practiced thoroughly damaging mental abuse on because they share mutual children with said women after carelessly and unknowingly impregnating their underage selves and setting them up for high profile crimes by deciding their fate without consulting them
  • feel entitled to people they enslaved and systematically exploited
  • feel entitled to people after murdering their own spouses in cold blood because of the damaged egos or entirely for personal gain
  • feel entitled to people whose spouses THEY have brutally murdered/subjected to violent unwarranted executions and who would have remained deceased had it not been for the interference of well meaning individuals capable of genuine growth and development, namely Emma and Hook.

Aside from the truly remarkable exceptions of Snow/David and Emma/Hook’s arcs there is not a single romantic relationship on the show that would NOT be crafted around an overt and harmful oppressor worshiping. Promoting the notion that you are supposed to forgive your abuser and welcome them back with arms wide open.

And there is a distinct difference between the abuser and enemy whom you have CHOSEN to turn into your adversary in the first place. Abuser is an individual in the position of power over you who gets away with systematic harm infliction on base of said power, who places you in or takes advantage of your defenseless situation by trapping you in said situation against your will. Whilst, in most cases, you get to be deemed as the malicious party who “provoked” the abuser and “had it coming”. Enemy, on the other hand, is an individual on a different side of confrontation, with a set of conflicting goals, who has no moral or legal obligations towards you and who is responding to your behavior which interferes with their safety or agendas and vice versa.

Hook and Emma were not supposed to be a suitable material for romantic partnership when they were adversaries. They were SUPPOSED to double cross, confront and strive to defeat one another, form reluctant alliances, break them and pursue individual aims which they had every right to prioritize over each other’s well being because neither owed the other anything.

Emma and co were the ones who tied Hook to a tree and were more than willing to leave him there to be dismembered by the Ogres despite the fact that at that point he had not done anything to them directly to even BEGIN to warrant that brutality. The reason why he convinced them to change their mind was because he agreed to supply them with a necessary information, risked his life repeatedly to help them obtain the compass which, according to their deal, all of them were supposed to be allowed to use to get to Storybrooke. Saved Emma from a human hating giant, got buried under the pile of heavy rocks only to find himself chained and betrayed by her despite not once turning his back on her ever since they formed their alliance.

Emma CHOSE to turn Hook into her enemy despite the fact that he didn’t target her or her loved ones in any way, seeking justice against a sadistic tyrant who murdered HIS loved one in cold blood, forced his restrained self to watch this brutal slaying and violently maimed him afterwards. That is, after gleefully and mockingly giggling while standing over the dead body of a woman Hook loved. A woman who also happened to be a mother of said tyrant’s child who ended up receiving an unwarranted death penalty for daring to exercise her agency on her terms. Without asking for the permission of her entitled, military desertion endorsing, dismissive coward of a husband and enter a relationship with Killian on her own accord and in a way that made her domestic violence perpetuating ex feel uncomfortable.

Rumple’s HURT FEELINGS resulted in him being allowed to viciously take one life and ruin another and be conveniently absolved of responsibility for mercilessly slaying his kid’s mom. Hook was inclined to confront Rumple with the overdue and deserved consequences of his oppressive and abusive behavior because in this situation Hook and Milah were the mistreated and disadvantageous parties. Emma preferred to leave Hook on the beanstalk operating under the sole assumption that the giant who already tried to kill her and had an admitted, extensive history of violence against humans wouldn’t attempt the same in regards to Hook. Her assumptions on the matter were irrelevant, however, because she was essentially signing Hook a death penalty he was going to receive on part of Cora the second he was going to set a foot back on the ground. Unless he regains her trust and proves his loyalty, that is.

Emma chose to sabotage her alliance with Hook and place him in multiple life threatening situations first - not to say she owed him a iota of consideration either at that point because she certainly didn’t; again, neither of them owed the other at that stage as they were well within their right to prioritize their personal goals and safety - and he responded to that by doing the same. Because otherwise they were all going to be murdered by a violent heart ripping maniac. He left Emma and her group unharmed in a magical sell, knowing full well that magic, at it’s core, could be reversed. It was up to Emma to find a way out because Hook no longer was obligated to secure her safety after she flat out disregarded his and literally placed his life on the line.

Hook took the bean because the last people he owed anything to were the townsfolk who, actively or indirectly, endorsed the agenda of a power abusing oppressor who killed his loved one, brutally disabled him and subjected him to centuries of mental agony. His first and understandable impulse was to take care of himself and be out of harm’s way, dwelling on momentary - albeit misleading - sense of triumph over the fact that a man who killed a woman he loved was finally subjected to justice. Hook was also a repulsive, degenerated criminal at that point and was treated accordingly by the narrative and other characters: hit by cars, shackled to bed, punched in a face repeatedly. At no point did Emma even entertain the idea of engaging in a relationship with him before he willingly reconsidered his inappropriate and extreme/drastic responses to Rumple’s aggression and to the latter’s exclusive immunity (which, again, the town endorsed, however reluctantly). Contrary to Belle who rewarded Rumple with hugs for not selling her into sexual slavery and merely torturing an innocent man but “generously” refraining from murdering him in cold blood. Not before restraining her physical mobility and literally stomping her into the dirt via magic in order to assert dominance when she rightly attempted to prevent his malicious intent.

Hook’s moral values wouldn’t let him do what Regina and Rumple did on daily basis, namely disregard the safety and life of multiple people while pursuing his personal goal. Even though he actually had reasons to pursue it because Rumple was the oppressor who was completely exempted from so much as a mild backlash for being a murderous, women enslaving, women objectifying, wife slaying, limb chopping, disability inflicting tyrant and a misogynist. Hook chose to reconsider his approach towards holding an empowered and immune party accountable for murdering his loved one, ruining his life, cutting off his hand and getting away with it. He chose to turn around knowing it might as well lead to his impending demise (either on part of Regina’s curse or Rumple), come back to the town filled with people he owed less than nothing to and offer his assistance to Emma and her family in locating and rescuing her son. Allowing a man who brutally killed his lover and made him miserable and disabled for three hundred years on board of his only home on behalf of saving Emma’s child. Even when said man condescendingly and smugly reveled in the fact that Hook was always bound to remain a disadvantaged party who never gets the justice for himself and his slain lover done because Rumple will always hold a privilege (“Are you done trying to kill me?”).

Same privilege Rumple now abuses in order to ENSLAVE Hook by cunningly taking advantage of the latter’s determination to ensure he never inflicts any harm on innocent people OR causes damage to Rumple himself (an individual who actively ruined his life, murdered his romantic partner and keeps tormenting and manipulating him) or inadvertently hurts Emma. Rumple severed someone’s limb and felt offended due to being called out on his problematic behavior which included using his new wife as an alibi to cover up his crimes. And physically & emotionally abusing her by means of magic in order to get away with his relentless pursuit of power over everyone including her (which stands for physical form of domestic violence in this context seeing as Rumple, entirely on free will and completely intentionally, asserts dominance over his new wife after already having murdered the former one when he failed to do so).

Rumple also threatened to “destroy” a yet another woman Hook loves (when said woman was dying of hypothermia and freezing to death) who also happened to be a mother of Rumple’s grandson and dared to not belong to him or his son (hence why, in Rumple’s possessive and sexist mind, her life suddenly became of no value just as it happened to Milah. Which is why he killed the latter and threatened to kill Emma - Hook’s current partner - for ceasing to be an object owned by him or Neal). He manipulated Hook into believing a hand that was rightfully his and that Rumple brutally chopped off in a fit of raging jealousy of a misunderstood, rejected “nice guy” was cursed upon being reattached therefore could result in Hook’s inability to control it. Or lead to him irreversibly hurting people which was the thought Hook found himself instantly horrified by and which Rumple promptly took advantage of.

Forcing Hook to do exactly what the latter was so terrified of doing - becoming controlled and coerced into acting as unwilling accomplice in inflicting irreparable damage.

Hook did nothing but aspired to regain a hand that was rightfully his (not for his own but for Emma’s sake seeing as he outwardly stated that SHE might be the one who would want him to hold her, not because HE might want it) and be a better person. Whose emotional growth wouldn’t be sabotaged by a man who already destroyed his life once. Rumple preyed on Hook’s utter self loathing and disdain over the idea of harm infliction by forcing him into becoming his permanent slave because Hook strove to keep working towards his growth. Whilst Rumple strives to be even more of an empowered, murderous oppressor than he already is, going against his wife’s wishes and shamelessly breaking the promise he made on his late son’s grave.

At no point did Hook abandon Emma’s family. Abandoning implies that you have duties towards people which you choose to neglect or leave them in a dangerous or life threatening situation which was not even remotely the case. When Emma’s father WAS in danger Hook risked his own life to secretly arrange a mission to save him and was unwilling to take any credits for that until David chose to publicly express his gratitude.

As far as Hook was concerned Emma’s parents were going to safely return to their castle and lead a healthy, well adjusted, privileged life. He had no reason to assume he could smoothly fit into their environment nor was he obligated to do so, especially considering he still had responsibilities towards his crew which had been his only family for three centuries. He had every right to reunite with those people and work through personal issues like a mature adult if he felt like said issues were unresolved.

Piracy was Hook’s misguided way of defying corrupt royalty and opposing a tyrannic authority and regardless of how many royals he might have befriended it didn’t make him less of a socially disadvantageous party. Who had been resorting to radical and controversial methods of responding to a toxic situation he found himself in at one point. It had nothing to do with Emma or her family and everything to do with the fact that returning to Enchanted Forest meant being integrated back into monarchical environment where Hook spent years being a rebellious outlaw who defied monarchy. And had to learn to reconcile this experience with his newly attained development.

Which is precisely what he did when making an attempt to revert back to his former life style and realizing it no longer aligned with his moral principles and ambitions nor reflected his newly established priorities or the direction he wanted his life to take. Hence spending months overwhelmed with utmost regret (the kind of regret Rumple and Regina are bold and transparent in completely lacking seeing as not once did they make an active effort to deviate from their power pursuing and oppressive tendencies/malicious schemes. Unless said schemes backfired, leaving them no way around laying back and temporarily refraining from mass murder, slavery practices and controlling behaviors until an opportunity to regain their status of oppressors and abusers was provided to them again on a silver platter). Hook found himself shattered by guilt and remorse over so much as denying a random stranger girl his assistance in getting her anonymous boyfriend out of trouble despite not having met him once in a lifetime. Which required a highly irrational and grandiose sacrifice of selling his only home - that little he had left in life - to a backstabbing, untrustworthy murderer who might have potentially given away said boyfriend’s whereabouts. OR, most likely, would have regained his commanding privileges and instantly ordered his extensive crew - which had the ultimate physical and numeral advantage - to slaughter Hook, Ariel and Smee on the spot if they had conformed to his entitled demands. Instead of eliminating the aggressor and THEN searching for the hostage (which is how it happens in real life because it’s an unwritten rule that you shouldn’t fulfill kidnapper’s requests if they decline an offer of a ransom, withhold information about the hostage’s condition, keep making threats and are in the position where they can inflict harm on you, a person you are with or said hostage).

When Emma’s family DID find itself in danger and Hook was made aware of it the first thing he did was parting with everything he had, revoking his captain status and setting out to find her. Not in order to pursue her romantically but to safely deliver her back home to her loved ones so she could protect them because he knew exactly what it’s like to NOT be able to do it and to be rendered powerless to prevent harm being inflicted on people you love.

Hook expressively stated he came back to save her without being knowledgeable on Walsh’s ulterior motives or the fact that he posed a threat to Emma or Henry and was a minion of inadequate, ambitious individual who aspired to use Emma’s then unborn brother as a ritual sacrifice to tear the fabric of the time and assume a higher social standing. Hook’s “I came back to save you” was his outward expression of respect and regard he had for Emma’s bond with her family. Because he knew how enormously unfair it would have been to all of them if something irreversible or fatal happened to her parents while Emma not only would have been unable to reunite with them and defend them but wouldn’t have so much as remembered who they were and how much they loved her. Hook sacrificed literally everything he had to ensure Emma can return to people who cared about her and vice versa, back when they were nowhere in the neighborhood of being in established relationship.

He remained unwaveringly and infallibly by their side despite being confronted with completely unwarranted accusations and continual undeserved inconsideration - sometimes involving degrading comments concerning his disability, sometimes not - and nearly died in a process of supporting them in defeating a person who posed no direct threats to him. Despite having every opportunity to cross the town line and search for a safer dwelling place.

Hook never imposed himself into the inner circle of Emma’s family unless directly and outwardly invited there by herself, her father and her son. Emma has consistently been the one to take the lead in their relationship and at no point asserted that she didn’t want Hook around. When he falsely assumed she didn’t he backed away and tried to move on with his life, working through his heartbreaks and misery independently while giving Emma time and space to reflect on whatever lingering feelings she might have had in regards to Neal. While also markedly stating it was entirely up to her to decide how her romantic life progresses, the direction it takes and whether or not she would be inclined to rekindle a relationship with her son’s father. Who had already grossly wronged her once by irreparably traumatizing her emotionally. Because them sharing a child didn’t mean that Neal owned her contrary to whatever misogynistic ideologies Stiltkin men might have upheld.

Hook firmly stated that IF Emma chooses to have him as a partner or in whatever quality she desires he would be “in this for a long haul”. Neal, however, completely dismissed the fact that Emma overtly confessed to actively wishing for his death because the severity of a trauma he inflicted on her underage self back in the day (while being a legal adult) was drastic to the point where the very IDEA of his existence caused her immense emotional agony.

Neal was the one who chose to neglect Emma’s feelings just as he did when framing her for his crime and determining the direction of her destiny with a random drunk on street. Because they, two corrupt male bandits, “knew better” than a socially unadjusted teenage girl in a position of ultimate financial and economical hopelessness. Or when Neal mocked her traumas and anguish which HE inflicted upon being called out on it, justifying himself with a half-baked “I get it, we’re all messed up”. Thus placing the responsibility for his abusive behaviors on his victim and equating himself to a party he had mistreated.

Or when Neal degraded Emma in front of their son after spending a decade in blissful unawareness of said son’s existence because he abandoned his pregnant teenage girlfriend to take the fall for the crime he had initiated and psychologically manipulated seventeen year old Emma into helping him to get away with. Which resulted in her serving a year long jail sentence among murderers and criminals.

OR when Neal gave Emma an ultimatum by pushing her abandonment buttons and emotionally manipulating her into a date with him (same way he coerced her into their very first romantic interaction, except back then the situation was even more disturbing because he was a grown man in mid twenties whereas Emma was legally a child). By stating that if she doesn’t show up he is not going to be a part of her life any longer, at least not on her terms but on his because Neal felt entitled to establish said terms. And to threaten to not be on board with their potential romantic reunion if it happens at Emma’s pace and on HER conditions, if she dares to take time to analyze her emotions.

Something Hook strictly respected and allowed Emma to have as much of as she needed. “I have all the time in the world”, “you don’t have to worry about me”, not bothering her after she voiced her fears and concerns while reassuring her that she is not going to lose him the same way she lost her other partners. Not persisting until SHE asked him out which was something he might have entertained a thought of doing in a distant future when Emma makes it clear she is ready. At that point, however, Hook believed she still wasn’t (because it happened a day after she revealed the reason to why she had been avoiding him) hence not pushing further and indulging in playing darts before EMMA made a first move.

It wasn’t Hook who was stood up on a date and proceeded to dedicate the entire missing year to endangering the whole realm, empowering an aspiring child murderer and selling his parent into slavery to said murderer in order to romantically pursue a woman who unambiguously rejected him.

On the contrary, Hook was the one whose heartfelt vow to devote daily thoughts to Emma was outwardly encouraged by the aforementioned and even then he accepted the fact that they were probably never meant to reunite. That she was leading a healthy, productive and happy life in NY with her son hence moving on with his own life while still maintaining loyalty to her on emotional and physical level (i.e turning down the wench). Despite in no way being committed to Emma who he was fairly certain he never sees again.

Hook was the one who straightforwardly stated that Emma was equally to decide in which ways or how far their relationship progresses (“it’s up to her as much as me”) after Emma chose to enter said relationship on her own accord and without being prompted.

Hook was the one to directly address it to none other than Emma’s father that his intentions were serious (“wouldn’t risk my life for someone I see as loot”) and that if it was solely up to him he would be inclined to form a meaningful, long term commitment. However, he acknowledged Emma as an equal participant, emphasizing that she had just as much of a say on the matter.

Hook was the one who didn’t confess to parting with his only home on behalf of the mere possibility to seek Emma out and assist her in saving her family because he didn’t want her to feel obligated, not revealing his admirable sacrifice until directly and insistently inquired about it by her.

Hook didn’t lie to Emma about anything that directly pertained to her and anything that WASN’T his personal issue, his private life (the specifics of which neither him nor Emma are obligated to expose each other to) or his battle to fight.

You don’t have to buy into anything, OP, and are invited to form your personal preferences concerning relationships and storylines presented within a fictional narrative. This, however, is not going to change established canon that this confession deliberately distorts or the fact that commitment and love are not about being “deserving” but about a choice and equality. Emma, Snow, Hook and David - out of the major cast of characters and not counting, say, Ariel/Eric, Anna/Kristoff or similarly healthy and equality promoting relationships where neither party is a privileged oppressor whilst the other one is a submissive ex slave or a former victim - so far have been the only characters to base their romantic life on a choice. As opposed to being forced into a relationship by superior influences or oppressive/empowered parties who would eventually become their love interests.

(Source: confessuponatime)

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