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Can we please talk about this moment? Can we talk about how clearly awful Sam feels about what Gadreel did to Kevin? About how he blames himself yet again despite the fact that there was nothing that he could do about it? About how Dean gets pissed off at him for leaving the room (when I think it’s pretty obvious that he needed to be alone seeing as he looks like he’s about to cry in that last gif) yet DEAN was the one who got Sam into this mess in the first place? About how Sam wishes that he had DIED rather than let Gadreel possess him because he thinks that the world is better off without him? About how after all the good he has done through hunting throughout the years he still feels like he’s worthless? About how he still sees himself as just a freak with demon blood? CAN WE FUCKING TALK ABOUT IT?
Toph’s Pointing Out That She Is Blind Photoset | Requested by puzzlegirlsandpoprocks
Toph is the best.
Toph’s blindness was one of the most excellently handled aspects of AtLA because it wasn’t treated like a disability. So often in shows (and especially children’s animation) disabled characters are limited to apperances in “very special episodes” where the main characters have to learn a lesson that these people are capable “in spite of” their handicaps, like that episode of Kim Possible wherein Kim constantly stumbles over herself around Felix. This approach is often just as insulting as making them the butt of jokes, because it’s patronizing and it limits the amount of roles disabled characters are allowed to have.
Avatar challenged that stereotype with Teo, and then sent a giant middle finger its way by introducing Toph. She’s turned what would otherwise be a disability into an advantage, and she’s not afraid to crack jokes about it. She functions well enough that the other characters often forget that she is blind, but at the same time it’s an integral part of her bending and allows her to be the greatest earthbender ever. It sends a powerful message that having a physical disability does not make you less of a person, and often affords you a unique perspective that the so-called “normal” people never get to experience.
One of the many reasons I love this show.
This was the post I was talking about. So well written!
#THE BEST PART IS THAT STEVE AND THOR WOULD HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THIS IS#they prolly saw tony and clint do it once#and they think its some new/earth thing that you do after every battle#and no one wants to correct htem because htey are so damn proud of the fact they caught on to a thing all on their own