My face just lit up the moment he ordered them and I WAS SO HAPPY ; v ;
It’s the weekend so I get to draw agaaaain!
PS: Please don’t tag as kin/me (unless you’re referring to Robert here) coz we all know our “dadsonas” are basically self inserts and OCs and I think it goes without saying that everyone would appreciate it if you didn’t compare them to other existing characters or your own. Thanks and cheers!
Say it with me. Chuck E Cheese is not Five Nights at Freddy’s.
And the animatronics do not move at night. First off, a good majority of the animatronics don’t even have legs.
These certain set up of the band don’t have legs. They’re half bodied to save on money. And the other animatronics don’t even have animatronic devices in their legs. Furthermore, at night they’re left on random mode, y’know, that mode where they just turn their heads and blink. Stop saying about how they’re gonna kill you.
If I’m right, AND I DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE RIGHT, their final
moment together doesn’t even get to be a private one, but one only fringing on
the true affection between them. But the FLOATY BUBBLES SAY IT ALL, OK.
YOU CAN MEASURE FEELINGS IN FLOATY BUBBLES ALONE, AND LOOK
HOW MANY THERE ARE.
The third panel is the most striking of them all, because
I’m so sure that it’s their final touch. It’s an unusual angle with an unusual
focus, and I think it’s emphasising that the end of this last gesture between
them is their final goodbye. As he drops her hair for the last time, they will
never see each other again. I just don’t know which one of them it is that’s
about to die.
Hopefully not both but
YOU KNOW HOW CLAMP IS. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.
And then Kuropapa’s off to face his fate.
AND BLESS KUROGANE’S LITTLE HEART, HE WANTS TO GO TOO.
BECAUSE HE FEELS ALL THE SAME FINALITY THAT HIS PARENTS DO BUT FROM WITHIN HIS EXTRA
SPHERE OF POWERLESSNESS THAT SCARES AND FRUSTRATES HIM BEYOND WHAT HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH.
SO HE WANTS TO HELP. HE WANTS TO DO ALL HE CAN TO TRY AND
STOP ANYTHING BAD FROM HAPPENING.
BUT THERE IS NO WAY HE WILL BE ENOUGH.
No-one would ever be enough.
It kills me how even in this, Kuropapa does it in the nicest way possible.
He recognises the feelings Kurogane is having and affirms them. He acknowledges that Kurogane IS, in fact, strong, instead of taking the other possible route and insisting that he’s not strong enough. Because here, too, he knows that this might just be the last moment he gets, and he uses it as a moment of love and encouragement
AND THAT LITTLE HEAD TOUCH. GET OUT OF HERE.
There is no way this is anything but the last thing Kuropapa
ever gets to say to him. There is NO WAY.
LOOK AT THE ART OK. THE NINJAS ARE ALL FADING AS THEY TURN AWAY AND
WALK INTO THE DISTANCE.
THIS IS IT. THEY’RE ALL GONNA DIE.
It’s so clear just how much these final words chained
themselves around Kurogane’s heart and never left him. Even during his darkest days in the future, his obsession with strength always stemmed from this, and it’s so easy to guess
that his bitterness and focus on revenge could have stemmed from an inverted
version of this final statement that Kuropapa gives him.
Kurogane, at his worst, sought strength to
make up for the family he didn’t couldn’t save in this moment.
Kurogane, as he grows to a
better and healthier version of himself, realises that he has more family to
protect, and also that he himself might
also be worth protecting.
But even just here, in this one moment, Kurogane’s father’s
words work on so many levels. Kuropapa does what he does to protect Kurogane,
his wife, and the entire clan – even when the odds are very heavily implying that he won’t be enough. Kuromama
too does what she does to protect them all. Her health is failing her, steadily
slipping away, and yet she insisted on the final blessing to save her husband,
because her strength too is all focussed around saving the ones she loves – her
husband AND her entire clan, and everyone else in the country that relies on
And that’s what will hit Kurogane so hard later. Not only
because losing his family in a horrible and violent manner is one of the worst
things that could ever happen, but also because in his eyes he failed in the same basic tenant that holds his family together. He
wants to go with his father to help protect Suwa, but he can’t. He’s meant to
stay behind and help protect his mother, but he doesn’t manage that either. His
strength, while recognised fondly by his father, is not enough – was never
going to be enough. And that’s exactly what sends him into such horrifying
spiral of murder and revenge and a desperate clawing need to reclaim some
sense that he could have made a difference.
AND JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS SYAORAN GOING TO DO WITH THIS
INFORMATION. HE’S ALREADY READY TO THROW HIMSELF UNDER A BUS TO RESCUE EVEN A
SLIVER OF SAKURA’S SOUL. WE DON’T NEED TO ENCOURAGE THESE TENDENCIES WITHIN HIM
ANY FURTHER THAN THEY ALREADY EXIST.
But actually, now that I think about it, that might be all
the difference. Kurogane’sarc in the
manga overall (so far) is slowly healing and allowing himself to recover. I have a lot of confidence that he’ll
pull it off, because he’s come a long way already, and he’ll be all the
stronger to protect his new family.
I just hope that it’s the new Kurogane that has the biggest
influence on Syaoran and not the old one. Because Syaoran needs to allow
himself to heal as well, and I’m convinced that he doesn’t even know it yet.
-When Kevin believes in something, he believes it 110%
-Because of this, his list of beliefs usually is composed of two things only
-After the whole Uganda thing, that list has been scrapped whole-heartedly
-He still believes in God, sure
-(If… A little less?)
-His self-belief however has hit rock bottom and has started to dig
-He hangs out a lot with Connor McKinley
-Connor’s general optimistic outlook about life is infectious
-And Kevin could really use some ‘general optimistic outlook’ right now
-They call each other by their first names at Connor’s insistence
-Connor teaches him how to garden as a sort of stress-relief
-He’s has gotten to be pretty great at it after months of practice
-He expects Kevin to need as much time
-Instead, Kevin masters it in a day
-In fact he masters everything Connor shows him in a day
-From planting to first aid to cooking to whittling to
- ‘Kevin, is there anything you can’t do’
'Not be the best’
-Although Kevin masters everything, Connor still can’t help but notice he seems as stressed as ever
-One day he suggests maybe they just take the day off and relax?
- 'nO we need to do something new!! Show me something new!!’
-Connor alters his suggestion into a demand
- 'You are taking the day off, period’
-They spend all day just chilling out under a tree with the excuse 'Connor isn’t feeling well and I’m here to help’
-They quote the Book of Arnold and see who can whistle the funniest tune
-Kevin takes it way too seriously at first
-But when he sees how laid-back Connor is, he also starts relaxing
-To the point where he accidentally falls asleep on Connor’s shoulder
-He hasn’t slept a full night in months and couldn’t help himself
-Connor doesn’t move him
-He just sits there screaming at himself to tuRN IT OFF FOR HEAVENLY FATHER’S SAKE
-Connor can actually be super snarky at times
-Like he and Kevin will just be hanging out and then he’ll mutter the most savage remark imaginable and Kevin will be like coNNOR
-He also swears when annoyed
- 'SHIT I LOST MY GODDAMN SOCKS’
-Kevin is… a little more restrained
- 'POOP I LOST MY DUMB OLD SOCKS’
-Connor cannot forgive Kevin for pouring the milk in before the cereal
-Kevin cannot forgive Connor for admitting he doesn’t mind pineapple pizza
-The first time Connor calls Kevin 'Kev’, Kevin dies a little inside
-He tries to return the favor and call Connor 'Con’, but it feels so weird and unnatural and he just can’t okay
-Connor doesn’t mind but Kevin still feels stupid
-Connor’s given him the cutest nickname™ and he can’t even return the favor
-He finally makes it up to him almost a year later
- 'Connor, remember how you called me Kev for the first time last year?’
'And I said why and you said because it was just something you wanted to do’
'Well, here’s something I wanted to do’
-M c P r i c e l y !!!
things that absolutely happen now that the legends and the time bureau are technically working together:
- the legends (sara) show up at least once a week with laundry. the first and second time rip was like WE DONT HAVE A WASHER/DRYER and had to take sara to the nearest laundromat and yes, do her clothes for her because /look at her/ she’s not even separating her clothes she can’t even fold a pair of TROUSERS and by the third time rip has, begrudgingly, put a laundry room in. and he still has to do all the laundry. other members of the bureau really appreciate the new addition though!
- everyone’s eating a lot more pizza bc if the legends are there they’re gonna stay for dinner and rip can’t you just expense it on your company card?? they will immediately begin to chant pizza and it’s gotten to a point where now other younger bureau members will also chant pizza and rip is. so tired
- the team will leave rip postcards on his desk from their travels, and because of that rip notices that bureau members begin to collect postcards from their adventures as well, until everyone’s got a ton of historical postcards and suddenly they’re collaging the walls MY BEAUTIFUL WHITE WALLS LOOK WHAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE DONE
- the legends: we want a pool rip: you’re not getting a pool legends: GIVE US A POOL rip: FINE BUT THERE ARE GOING TO BE VERY STRICT RULES ABOUT THE POOL LIKE NO HAVING SEX!!! IN THE POOL!!!! legends: okay so maybe we don’t want a pool
- sara: i think as the time bureau you guys need to be working harder at putting carter in Time Jail Forever so that Kendra can be free bureau: who’s kendra sara: you’ll find out AFTER you put carter in JAIL
- every member of the bureau in one way or another now has a Ray Palmer Friendship Bracelet that they wear next to their portal watch. no one is really sure how they got it or how its on their wrist but uh- sure???
- agent sharpe laughed at something the other day. like actually laughed. it was very upsetting
- the legends keep a current calendar of when it is in 2017 so they can show up on holidays but will often get it wrong so they’ll pop in sometime in december 2015 like HAPPY HALLOWEEN BITCHES oh wrong time MY BAD JUST PRETEND THIS DIDN’T HAPPEN and then they’ll just walk out of the room
Altair: gets a pineapple and ham pizza with extra garlic in the sauce. Eats five slices really fast, vomits in the sink, and has to be forcibly restrained from eating more pizza. Secretly resolves to get more pizza and eat it again. Ezio: opts for a pizza margherita (tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and mozzarella), mostly because he’s pretty sure he’s eaten something like this before. Orders it from Domino’s, using their 5.99 deal in combination with Altair and Evie’s orders. Won’t shut up about Evie’s choice of the “Italian sausage” topping. Edward: goes for the manly all-meat man-pizza, with bacon, steak, ham, sausage, and pepperoni. Adds chicken, spinach, olives and half anchovies to round it out, and orders it EXTRA LARGE from Domino’s, with a side order of dipping sauce. Haytham: Creates a rewards account with Domino’s and uses his account to buy Edward’s pizza. Insists that Connor share a deep-dish pizza with him, and gets into an argument over the toppings. Haytham eventually agrees to split the pizza in half, taking mushrooms, olives, jalapenos, artichoke hearts and extra parmesan. Connor: gets into a brief argument with Haytham, as he doesn’t want to share a pizza at all. Loses the argument, and his half of the deep-dish is loaded with bacon, beef, and barbecue chicken. Upon Haytham’s insistence that he eat healthy, he adds spinach. Arno: Gets a carryout pizza from a local gourmet eatery. Deep-dish Chicago style, he chooses this establishment’s signature spinach and mushroom pizza. Gives a slice to Evie, who is immediately hooked. Shay: Takes home a Pagliacci’s pizza, plain cheese with gobs of feta and goat cheese as well as pesto on top. Inhales the first two slices, and washes them down with some soda pop. Jacob: Orders a none pizza with left beef from Pizza Hut, and regrets it as soon as he opens the box. Eats one slice, and tries to beg slices off of everyone else. When that doesn’t work, he steals Altair’s pizza after he vomits, and leaves the none pizza with left beef out on the counter. Evie: orders a plain, medium pizza with mushrooms and Italian sausage from Domino’s. Immediately forswears all other pizza when Arno shares a slice of his Chicago deep-dish.
Desmond: Heats up a plain, frozen, pepperoni pizza he bought at the grocery store, and inspires everyone else to try and find pizza of their own. Gets pretty pissed about that, because he wanted to go to bed early, but pizza delivery keeps ringing the doorbell and he can’t get any sleep.
Note: the deep-dish Chicago pizza I’m thinking about is from Zachary’s in Oakland, CA. It’s pretty obvious I’ve taken some liberties with the setting here, as for the most part, these antics take place in Bellevue, WA.
therealalyssas: Hey. Thought I’d pull back the curtain for some of you young ladies out there. The thing is, we’re constantly bombarded with gorgeous images of the women around us, whether they’re celebrities or friends. The snaps you see them post are carefully chosen to project the beauty and lifestyle they want you to believe they have. People take multiple selfies to get a good one, use all kinds of filters and tinker with all kinds of settings (the pic of me on the left is 1 of 7 I took, and obviously filtered and tweaked). When I was a model, we’d shoot ALL DAY (in amazing light, with a team of professionals) for only 8-10 pictures. We would literally shoot hundreds of frames to choose just 1, which was then perfected through hours of retouching. Studies suggest looking at selfies on Facebook and other forms of social media can give females negative feelings about body image. I could have posted the pic on the left this morning (I mean, c'mon, this is the best selfie I’ve ever taken!), along with say, an inspirational quote or romantic poem I found online, making me look both HOT and profound. (Knowing me though the caption probably would have ended up a Yoda quote warning you of the “dark side” cause there’s a cool shadow in the pic and I’m a fucking nerd). And then I’d feel validated by likes and flattering comments. BUT, the reality is, today I’m tired. I woke up with a big pimple under my nose and I went to a “booty and abs” Pilates class this morning because I too am susceptible - I keep seeing images of girls with perfectly toned tummies and perky butts on here, and it makes me think I should be working harder, juicing more, eating more quinoa, eating less pizza, going to more parties, wearing cooler clothes (I have NEVER been “airport chic” and I NEVER will be. Seriously?? THAT’S what you wore on a plane?!), vacationing in exotic locales, and ugh, WINNING MORE GRAMMYS. Also, my eyebrows are never on fleek. Let’s be real. We’re all just fucking sitting here on Instagram in our sweats. ✌🏼️
@hansaera and @theladydreadwolf you are both coming to live with me for a time! I will find a way to provide gas and plane ticket money and we shall stay up late, discuss Dragon Age and Solas and just do whatever the hell we want.
Anyone else wanna join us? I’ll just kick G out, he can stay with a friend.