get to know me meme [3/10] female characters - lorna morello
I feel like it’s incredibly important for us, Mink fans, to go into the Mink hate tag and really just…read what other people have to say about Mink. We need to stick together as a group and recognize that Mink did something really terrible and yes, we can like him as a character, we can enjoy his story, we can find him attractive, but we also need to keep ourselves grounded in reality.
Mink’s actions would never be excused in the real world. I can’t stress how vital it is to remember that, and to always keep it in mind when playing his route. The Mink hate tag needs to serve as a reminder and a basis for reality so we, as a group, can refuse to excuse his actions.
These outliers who say that Mink didn’t truly commit rape, that say his actions are excusable, that say they don’t care, cannot be allowed to represent us as fans. Otherwise those who hate Mink (who have every right and reason to do so) are perfectly justified in being disgusted by us.
Please think about that before defending Mink, especially if you’re going to attempt to defend his horrifying actions. Step back and think about it.
In my circle of Mink fans (which comprises between 30-50 people), we are always amazed when someone pops up who makes some wild claim like “Mink didn’t rape Aoba” (or weirder “Sly Blue raped Mink”.) It’s stranger still when we see someone saying something like “Aoba really wanted it though”, which is 100% not true, club scene aside. Although they didn’t seem to exist at first, instances of “that one Mink fan” (as in that one Mink fan that all the haters seem to know personally who excuses or defends Mink’s actions) are growing more common.
We can’t survive as a community as long as people exist within our ranks that engage in actual rape apologism and victim blaming within the narrative. That’s not how the story is presented and that’s not how it’s supposed to be perceived. “That One Mink Fan” is someone who didn’t pay attention to the narrative and doesn’t understand Mink, his motivations, or his redemptive character development arc. It’s fairly obvious when you run into one of them, because you will be talking about entirely different things.
We can’t stop “That One Mink Fan” from saying they’re a Mink fan. And if a Mink hater wants to point to one of them and use them as a placeholder for Mink fans in general, that’s just as reality-denying and disingenuous as That One Mink Fan is.
We can have civil discussions over how the route was shoddily translated on purpose to make Mink look bad. We can argue about when and how Mink develops feelings for Aoba and what those feelings are. We can talk about Machiavellian motivations, the meaning of guilt in a story about redemption, Byronic anti-heroes and the metanarrative reasons for including rape in Mink’s story.
The best way to defend Mink is to acknowledge his actions and elevate your discourse. If you force someone to engage with you on an intellectual level rather than just engaging in name-calling, the outcome is better, I promise.
Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty.
simon monroe and his infamous jumper collection part 1.
Hair Inspiration: Tucked between Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker, Rooney Mara visits the Calvin Klein Spring 2015 Runway show.
(Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com)
Chief Williams? Heard she was some kind of hero or something.
Stay away from me.
Hannibal Meme → 6 Outfits
a short song about staying
technically written for minoi but ehh it’s ambiguous enough for anything really
lyrics under the cut??? yeehaw
I really don’t want to die in a shopping mall.
I am a feminist. I reject wholeheartedly the way we are taught to perceive women…the beauty of women, how a woman should act, or behave. Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft-spoken and loud. All at once. There is something mind controlling about the way we’re taught to view women. And my work is, both visually and musically, a rejection of all those things. So perhaps we can make women’s rights trendy.