So am I the only one that completely freaked out at the end of ep8 when my dreams for skyeward were dashed by a cliché look from May and a man that ultimately thinks with his penis?!! Did we not all see the same episode?!!
Yeah, I’m wondering too… did we see the same episode?
Or the same series?
You got the impression that Ward thinks with his penis… where, exactly??? The man does not even appear to know how to FLIRT! He doesn’t even treat his female team mates like girls because he is generally being professional!
Now, let’s stop for a moment and pretend that yes, you are correct and Melinda May and Grant Ward did indeed sleep together as you are presuming (even though the TV show has not told us one way or the other yet). Even if this is the case… why on earth do you jump to the conclusion that it was because he was horny? Where on earth in any of the episodes has Grant come off as a man who is directed by his genitals?
Human beings use sex for things other than pure sexual gratification, shocking as that may be. They use it as a means to emotional connection, or stress relief, or - GASP - distraction! You know, a kind of physical indulgence that lets you forget about the awful or painful or frustrating things that are going on in your life that you can’t get away from?
And let’s not forget that (while everyone is flipping their lids because they think the expression May gave Ward was “seduction,” and they showed the bed and all that) the camera focused ON THE BOTTLE OF LIQUOR IN HER HAND.
Therefore, while we do not know for certain one way or the other, there is the distinct possibility that they are going to use ALCOHOL and DRINK their worries away instead of banging!
But either way… a man that thinks with his penis? Really? REALLY?
Ward certainly isn’t my favorite character, and I’m not going to say that Agents of SHIELD is some jaw-dropping amazing piece of writing, but I think a lot higher of him as a character than you are giving him credit for.
Is it possible to ship something out of pure spite? Because I may have achieved the thing.
First actual tumblr post in FOREVER because yay retail holiday working all the time, but uh…
1. You guys realize that Joss Whedon himself is only credited in the writing and direction for the pilotepisode of Agents of SHIELD, right? Thus far, he has neither directed nor written any of the subsequent episodes.
2. Everyone freaking out about May and Ward with the whole drinks/May’s room and whatever… holy mother of flying monkeys, could you guys overreact any more dramatically? Do you really think, knowing May’s character as well as we all do by this point, that she brought him in there to shag him? Can you even picture her allowing herself to get inebriated enough in his company that she loses control of herself in any form or fashion, let alone decide to sleep with him while mostly sober? May? Really? Because as far as I can tell, no, no that would not make a lick of sense. And in the event that she DOES happen to sleep with him - because hey, maybe that’s a form of stress relief she chooses to use after all - can you seriously picture that meaning anything more between them other than potential future social awkwardness around her for Ward?
In addition to which, unless this show is going to deviate from the Hollywood romance formulas (which I don’t foresee happening), there’s no way Skye/Ward is not going to be a thing. I’d certainly be happier myself if they went with something less predictable, like Ward/Simmons or Ward/Fitz, for example, but again, I just don’t see the show taking that kind of chance. Signs point to predictability.
So please, everyone who is in SCREAMING PARANOID PANIC MODE because DEAR GOD MAY/COULSON AND SKYE/WARD ARE SOULMATES HOW DARE YOU THREATEN MY SHIPS…
It’s going to be okay. Really.
Okay, one thing I do have to say about the INFJ tag - good gosh the number of people that just copy/paste the personality descriptions and post them is… kind of ridiculous. There must now be hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of posts on tumblr that are all literally just copy/pasted INFJ personality profile. Oi vey.
I mean, don’t get me wrong - I completely understand the joyous “IT DESCRIBES ME” reaction, I have felt this joy myself! It’s just… frustrating when you don’t want to scroll past the same material again and again. Good gracious.
You know, back in those distant halcyon days of, oh, about five weeks ago, if someone had asked me a question like this, I would have cheerfully answered it. That was before I watched the hate mail (some of it rather intense and scary) come in from people who were angry because the Twelfth Doctor wasn’t a woman and I seemed okay with this, and before I saw answers to asks on this Tumblr quoted out of context and bolstered by lies in the Daily Mirror newspaper and off across the net.
These modern days having an opinion on Doctor Who seems significantly less fun than it used to, so I think I will keep mine to myself. I’m sorry. Ask me when we meet, and I’ll tell you.
I’m really baffled by the people who are reblogging this and then implying that Neil Gaiman didn’t like receiving criticism on his opinions. I’m sorry, did we somewhere decide that Neil Gaiman was a liar? Or prone to inaccurate exaggeration? Because that’s what you’re implying if you choose to interpret his reference to HATE MAIL, which he described as some of it being “intense and scary,” as “No, it actually wasn’t hate mail, it was just criticism!” And it is especially rude and unjust of you to make that assumption, that interpretation, when you literally have no idea what kind of messages he started getting on his account after posting those opinions, nor were you sitting there monitoring every single reblog and response by people on the rest of tumblr.
I’m willing to bet that after writing books that have gained a wide audience for many years now, Gaiman is pretty used to receiving criticism about his work, and to using it wisely. But the thing about CRITICISM is that effective criticism is done in a calm, respectful way in order to communicate how something can be made or done better.
Instead, what people often do is loud and hateful and venomous and disrespectful and unhelpful. And that I believe is what he is referring to as “hate mail.” People who are attacking his character and spewing violent threats because he has a different opinion than they do. And I’m sorry, but that is never, ever, ever okay.
For some reason when I’m nervous around strangers I start talking in fake accents and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s a defense mechanism like oh, I’m sure they just don’t understand me because of my fake Russian accent.