It's going to suck because a lot of SMP members are sitting out of the next MCC because they can't stream since they have twitch partnerships, which may be the reason why dteam and other "faves" decided to step out to while Vikkstar and such stayed, so I'm actually scared to see what some people are going to say and do when the react to the offical teams not including to many SMP and SMP-aligned people...
Regardless no one should be assuming sexualities of ambiguous creators or truthing as a whole, instead if this MCC is centered around wanting to shine the light on LGBT creators who are openly out and actively a part of the community we should be happy for this prospect not upset!
twitch partners/affiliates (im not sure which one has the exclusivity clause) can still participate in the event they just wont be able to stream (i dont think stream is requiered for mcc anyway? just lietrlally everyone does bc why not kjhkffgh) but im p sure scott's said that there'll be at least one person who can stream per team and i do genuienly hope that while people are gonna be sad that their fav might not be in it they're gonna realise that this is a good way to find more lgbt ccs to watch !
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People talk about a lot about the tragedy of the Stark family -- which mind you is absolutely fair what happens to them is horrible -- but in my eyes the most tragic family we see in asoiaf has to be the Greyjoys, just because of how inherent their tragedy is. Unlike the Starks, they did not start off happy in a secure home, well respected by the rest of Westeros. From the first moment we see them in the story they’re all struggling in one way or another due to all the trauma they’ve experienced thats either intergenerational, due to the Greyjoy Rebellion, due to the actions of other family members or due to how in general they are treated by the rest of Westeros.
All the Greyjoys we encounter seem to feel this need to prove themselves, or excel or gain power in some shape or form, like they’re all scraping at the walls of this hole they find themselves at the bottom of -- a hole that only seems to get deeper as the books go on. Their wish to prove themselves usually comes from two places; to prove themselves to other family members or to prove themselves to Westeros.
The Starks show us the horrible fate this family suffered from when they left their homes and were separated from each other. And whilst things were never perfect for them, they all yearn to return to Winterfell and their family.
House Greyjoy (it would feel weird to call them a family) are splintered apart from day one. The horrible things that happen to them don’t happen because they f.e. left home or are apart, they come from the inherent tragedy of being a Greyjoy, and how that affects and defines their actions across the series that lead them to their predicaments.
Which is why, other than the Starks, where we have the feeling that this all was avoidable and are biting our nails at every corner hoping they will make the right choice, the fall of the Greyjoys seems almost inevitable at times -- and therein lies, imo, the tragedy.
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I was looking through SoC/CK to find every single bit in which kaz and inej react or think to react violently to the other being in danger (for science!). to no one’s surprise, kaz has the most I’ll murder this person violently reactions to her being threatened or hurt, with inej having one where we can see that’s how her thoughts and the others being more about her acting (or starting to) than thinking of it. not counting when they’re just fighting and there doesn’t seem to be an emotional reaction, it’s interesting that when it’s related to kaz in two out of three times she’s at her most quick to resort to violence/most vicious when it comes to pekka rollins. considering all that, the most notable moments she has of being ready to kill for kaz are
1. when he goes take the leadership of the dregs from haskell
Inej was moving before she thought of it. She couldn’t just watch him die, she wouldn’t. They had him down now, heavy boots kicking and stomping at his body. Her knives were in her hands. She’d kill them all. She’d pile the bodies to the rafters for the stadwatch to find.
2. before he threatens rollins’ son, because the moment he suggest he’ll fight kaz she’s already readying her knives
“I can admit I didn’t show you the proper respect, lad, but now you’ve got it. Congratulations. You’re worth the time it’s going to take me to beat you to death with that stick of yours.”
Inej drew her knives. “No, no, little girl,” Rollins said warningly. “This is between me and this skivstain upstart.”
3. when she literally cuts up rollins’ chest and leaves the implicit threat she will cut his heart out if he goes back to ketterdam.
“You can scream now,” she crooned. She peeled back the fabric of his nightshirt, and then her knife was digging into his chest. He screamed around the gag, trying to buck her off.
“Careful now,” she said. “You wouldn’t want me to slip.”
Pekka forced himself to still. He realized how long it had been since he’d felt real pain. No one had dared lift a hand against him in years.
She sat back slightly as if to review her work. Panting, Pekka peered down but could see nothing. A wave of nausea rolled through him.
“This was the first cut, Rollins. If you ever think about coming back to Ketterdam, we’ll meet again so I can make the second.”
with the last one winning for most vicious ALTHOUGH I think the first one is the most emotional
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