I liked Conway’s Spiral Part 2 storyline but I really think he messed up here. I guess even with the best writers, stuff just gets away from them sometimes.
First off, not only can people genuinely live with guilt like that but the writing here is again confused. He took a long time to think straight so he didn’t blame himself except the guilt never really goes away so he does blame himself..huh?
Secondly here, he is framing Peter’s guilt as leading him down a dark path where he projects the blame onto criminals and endlessly fights them to deal with that guilt. But…no…that…that is like literally not how it works. Spider-Man adopts guilt onto himself, he doesn’t project it onto others. He’s too hard on himself if anything. Plus he isn’t truly motivated by guilt, but out of a sense of responsibility which LEADS to guilt, not the other way around. As in he’d still be Spider-Man even if he was absolved of that guilt.
I love me some Conway but he made a snaffu here. Still, it’s not as bad as the mischaracterisation everyone else seems to lumber him with these days.
Feeling unsatisfied with the fact that Mephisto managed to side step his pursuit for answers again, Yukio begrudgingly agrees to follow his orders in reporting all of this to Shura as soon as possible to keep her updated of the situations.
But just when it looks like things will go back to being relatively stable and peaceful around here, Shima spikes the tension up to full throttle as he decides to make an inquiry of his own with his “teacher.”
Based on what he’d learned from Toudou in his clash with Yukio, he saw something that he didn’t expect to happen when he nearly killed him.
And what’s more Shima, for some reason, has knowledge of the fact that Yukio had once seen Lucifer in the flesh, despite the fact he’d never personally met him except for that day when he was wearing the mask and was confronting Mephisto.
Just what is there connection here?!
Was Shima actually lying after all and was actually working for the Illuminati? Or is he doing this for True Cross to protect them? Did they make a mistake? Did Mephisto do this on purpose again to continue his grand scheme? And Yukio ACTUALLY saw Lucifer at that time when his demon blood kicked in? WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN KATO?! WHAT DOES THIS ALL FREAKIN MEAN?!?!
((Man, this is just ‘GOOOD’ storytelling from another brilliant mangaka. It’s like a rollercoaster where the ride seems smooth and slow, but then suddenly does a drop that has your heart stopping.))
I was walking up some stairs while reading swan queen fan fiction and it got to a really good fluffy part and I dropped my phone down three flights of stairs. My phone is now hella cracked because of swan queen, this is my life.
“There’s something I really don’t understand… Why the hell does everyone seem to love Toichi? Even if the theory he might be alive weren’t floating around for speculation, the man is just as much an ass as his son in most ways. Probably even worse. Sure, he was interesting, and I can respect that he had skill, but… you guys almost seem to think he’s some sort of saint. I’ve seen a few who don’t like his way of getting his later wife, but hey, she didn’t slap him, so she obviously wasn’t bothered by it. So that’s not what I mean. Regardless of why he became a thief in the first place… You still really can’t say he’s the best person.
Flat Bark Beetles (Cucujidae) Are Flat, Bark-inhabiting, Beetles.
The family Cucujidae has an appropriate common name. Here we have a species of Platisus in its adult and larval forms. Both flat. All from under bark. Both, naturally, beetles. Flat bark beetles. Flatness is a common adaptation for subcortical (living under bark) organisms, whether it is beetles like these, or even spiders. It makes sense. If you crawl about in confined spaces being thin helps. Try caving and see.
Platisus is known from Australia (four described species) and northernmost New Zealand (1 species). The other three known genera (Cucujus, Pediacus, Palaestes) are more widespread; there are no cucujids, however, in Africa, and - naturally - none in Antarctica. There are no native beetles in Antarctica, indeed very few insect species at all. For some reason Cucujus reminds me of a reduction made from parasitic birds. Huh?
Here in Australia Platisus is fairly commonly encountered under the bark of smooth-barked Eucalyptus where both the larvae and the adults are considered predators. They’re not real fast, but under bark I guess it can be hard for prey to get away!