Arceanedes

enby cat with chops



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  1. Summary

    One question that comes up a lot when people talk about SPOP, or at least when I talk about SPOP with people, is whether Catra "deserves" her redemption.

    To which my honest response is, who knows? Who deserves what, and why do they deserve it? Who makes these choices? How does it help anyone for Catra to be hurt or imprisoned or killed or exiled? What even is the point of retribution, really?

    She's not going to lead another army in an attempt to take over the world. She doesn't have to be stopped.

    But that doesn't mean she gets off with a warning, either. She did things. Things that hurt a lot of people. And she owes them something for that.

    Snapshots is my take on what that might be like. What if her task after the war is to try to alleviate some of the pain she caused? Specifically, a war has orphans. Catra is tactically and logistically brilliant. She could probably run an orphanage. She could try to find homes for the lost. So that's her job now. Facing the costs of her actions and doing what she can do to pay those costs.

    In the Fright Zone, which was half orphanage already.

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    She-Ra is a great kids show. It has adventure and love and the power of friendship.

    But it has darker themes, like abuse and mental illness.

    She-Ra is all about acceptance, queer acceptance specifically. But we see prejudice and hate as well, masquerading as nothing but the best of intentions.

    Our heroines are both child soldiers. They were separated from whatever families they could have had and raised to kill efficiently and without mercy or question. This is a dark and terrible thing. No one should ever have to endure that, but of course, children in the real world do endure it and worse.

    So we're going into those themes with "Catran". We're going to look at some bad things, and how they affect one non-binary cat hybrid and twist them into a confused and broken mess. We're going to take a walk of self-discovery in terrible circumstances. It's pretty ambitious and honestly I don't know if I can pull it off, but I'm going to try.

    There will be, eventually, 52 chapters in 5 books.

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    Catra has been waiting to play Eye of Etheria, the reality competition show, since she was ten years old. Sure, most people wouldn't want to spend their entire summer locked in a house with 13 strangers while being filmed 24/7. However, the magicat has always believed she has what it takes to make it to the end and win the $500,000 prize. After years of trying to get cast, at 23 she has her chance to do just that. Looking to stop her though are 13 other houseguests, including one brilliant and beautiful woman, Adora. The two women begin their Eye of Etheria journey together as allies, but end up rising to the top of the two largest alliances in the house. Who will win? Adora's Rebellion or Catra's Horde? What will happen when these two realize they want more than the prize money? Find out all this and more on this season's... Eye of Etheria.

    (This is a reality show AU based on the concept of the television show Big Brother)

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    26 Jun 2021

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    “Hey, maybe this is fate.” “If this is fate, it’s stuck in effing traffic.”

    Uncertain about anything in her future, Catra’s spending her nights driving a car that’s she doesn’t even own as a Uber Driver, of all terrible ways to pay the bills, but as the days progress, it gets harder and harder to keep herself together, to keep her head out of her terrible past.

    24 year old Adora was supposed to the be a hot shot, supposed to be destined for nothing but success, but now her life is beginning to spiral. She’s working a terrible temp job in Upper Bright Moon till midnight only to get up at five in the morning working a shift in a cafe so her best friend’s dream doesn’t go under.

    And then one night she finds herself as a passenger in Catra’s car.

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    28 Mar 2021

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    Adora is an Astrophysics PhD student who just can’t seem to write her dissertation. When the opportunity arises to work at the IceCube Neutrino Detector at the South Pole, she jumps at the chance, even though she’ll be stuck there for six months during the Antarctic Winter. When she arrives, she discovers that her research partner is her former roommate, former teammate, former best friend, former, well, everything, who she hasn’t seen since they graduated from college five years ago.

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    28 Mar 2021

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    Or, the epic rock n' roll love story of Catra Leandros and Adora Eternia, as told through their lives, music, memories and the all-seeing eye of the media, as told in many one-shots by someone who knows next to nothing about making music. Let's make some noise.

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    17 Feb 2021

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    They stay that way for a long time, Catra’s face tucked into Adora’s shoulder, Adora gently cradling Catra’s head. Adora is careful not to hug Catra too hard or make her feel restrained, anticipating the moment that Catra will start to pull away — but Catra doesn’t. She hangs on so tightly it hurts, her claws digging through Adora’s jacket and into her back, latching into her like she did when she was a kitten and didn’t know how much her claws could hurt. Adora tries not to wince, tries not to move a single muscle, worried that if she does the spell will break and Catra will struggle away, appalled at having shown weakness.

    But Catra doesn’t let go. And so neither does Adora.

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    05 Feb 2021