Goura

anonymous asked:

theonlyonearimaibushi asked: What's my prize? ((I know it's kinda weird RPing with oneself but I used to do it quite a bit, so...))

3. Push my character into a pool/lake/body of water

“Let’s talk.” Goura pushed Arima into the onsen bath; good thing he was already about to enter. “I need to ask you about your intentions with Yumoto.“

Victoria Crowned Pigeon - Goura victoria

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Goura victoria (Columbiformes - Columbidae), is a huge, blue-grey and maroon terrestrial pigeon, up to 74 cm, with spectacular white-tipped sagittal crest.

Goura victoria occurs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, where it is prized by hunters for meat and, to a lesser extent, for its feathers. The species is currently classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

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Photo credit: ©Frank Cornelissen | Locality: captive, Servion Zoo, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland (2011)

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I love this scene for a number of reasons. 

First of all, I love that Goura, the elder brother, is asking Yumoto for his thoughts. Usually, Yumoto proudly refers back to Goura for words of wisdom, but it’s nice that Goura has the maturity and humility to ask his younger brother and the respect they have for each other is beautiful to see.

Secondly, this why I really love Yumoto. Moments like these, as small as they are, are just genuinely heartwarming. Even if his brother did pick up a hobby he thought was weird, he’d bite his tongue back and encourage him if it truly made him happy and didn’t hurt anyone. However, just like his scene with Atsushi, Yumoto has this keen ability to pick up on the subtleties of emotion when usually characters of his kind are not this perceptive. 

Since Kusatsu plays a larger role later on in this episode, I just want to say if this moment didn’t cement the fact that Yumoto is Kusatsu’s foil, I’m not sure what else will. Yumoto is willing to embrace you and the choices you make, Kusatsu wants to dictate what you should do with your life. Yumoto will love you, Kusatsu will only love what you could possibly do if you ever could to begin with. 

Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri) 紫胸鳳冠鳩 | ©Sheau Torng Lim

This stunning bird is known as the Southern crowned-pigeon, and belongs to the species Goura scheepmakeri (Columbiformes - Columbidae). 

Its most prominent feature is the striking headdress of blue-grey, lacy feathers, with the rest of the plumage also primarily blue-grey; its breast and belly are rich maroon. A black ‘mask’ sits around the red eyes, and its legs and feet are purplish-red.

The Southern crowned-pigeon occurs in the southern lowlands of New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea). It is a fairly sociable species, usually encountered in small groups of three to seven individuals, although large flocks of up to 30 have been observed in the past.

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Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! episode 12 END:

I actually enjoyed this show as well. Maybe because it was an entertaining parody of the general magical girl genre. 

anonymous asked:

Do you think there is a somewhat implied prequel/second season already decently established? When the anime initially started there was already the 'Earth Defense Club' sign outside the room. It's also looking pretty likely that Gora may have been a previous Battle Lover or Caerula Adamas.

Hmm, from the anime’s point of view right now, I could definitely see something like that happening. However, from a marketing angle, definitely not. It’s very clear the Boueibu team wants us to be invested in main eight from sheer merchandising alone. 

But, the fact that there has been a little bit of Goura popping up, both in merchandising and his Duet song with Yumoto, it’s not impossible that he might have a bigger role if we got a season 2. I just don’t think he would have his own Battle Lover or Caerula Adamas team and very unlikely for us to get a whole new cast based on what the marketing team has been pushing out, is all! 

I realised in episode 5 there could be an ulterior motive for Goura bringing in his axe when he was called in to take the picture + Kinosaki freaking out.

Since Goura’s a magical boy who uses an axe…

…and he would have seen Kinosaki and Tazawa going into the bathhouse…

…Kinosaki realised who Goura really was when Goura had his axe with him.

(At least, that’s what I think happened. It would make for some good fanfic.)