holy shit I love all your hc's alot? (If you want to) Im kinda curious and wanna know more about Japanese Roy and Iranian Elrics??? (I'm glad someone else noticed how Xerxes is lines up so well with it, bless) ahh ty in advance!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’m trying to post them more bc they make me happy and this fandom needs all the love and content it can get. ;) Sooo… TONIGHT’S HC IS ABOUT ROY AND ED AND THEIR HERITAGES!
My headcanons differ, actually, between modern AUs and Amestris for Roy. Since we don’t get a mention of any Japanese equivalent (minus, I think, one line where Breda mentions the origins of Shogi) but we do have Xing, I actually headcanon him as half-Xingese because he’s drawn, IMO, similarly to the Xingese characters (and also, canon needs less white dudes) on his mom’s side. She was one of Chris’s girls, and Chris’s brother went and knocked her up, so Chris agreed to raise him because she got attached ok.
However, in modern AUs, I actually go with Chris and her brother as being part Japanese as an homage to the origins of the manga. ;) For Roy (as opposed to the Elrics) I don’t see him as being super, super into his heritage; I imagine he probably picked up the language because he wanted to and learned some about it but he’s cool where he is.
….I do have some AUs where he lives in Japan and has dual citizenship and is a model, tho, so ymmv.
AS FOR THE ELRICS. Pls consider Iranian Hohenheim and Jewish Trisha!!! Ed isn’t really into any of the religion at…. all, though the Elric household was definitely not one that contained pork. Hohenheim isn’t really practicing either, but Trisha raised them with religion and even though Ed didn’t take to it, Al definitely did and actually pulls from both sides of his family. (Also!!! Ed and Al having bar mitzvahs??? please????)
Hohenheim actually immigrated from Iran and I looove Trisha being a UN ambassador, so she’s a polyglot, and Ed and Al definitely know at LEAST Farsi and possibly a couple other languages.
Not Japanese. Roy alternately insults and flirts with Ed in Japanese and it drives Ed up the wall and Roy loves it. Not that Ed doesn’t do the exact same thing.
(Unfortunately, Al DOES understand what Ed is saying in Farsi so his shriek of horror is enough for Roy to figure out how inappropriate that last comment just was)
Could you do jinkook for fxxk it from bigbang? <3 you're amazing!!
thank you! :) *just a short ps that i’m aging jk up so he’s the same age as seokjin haha* *also, sorry if this isnt very similar to the song but i just got the general idea lol*
“you’re saying, you really out there juggling two bitches at a time yet you’re still pining for him?” the scotch is…really weird. jimin never liked liquor, but for the sake of looking fancy in a classy, rich people lounge-slash-bar, he does that. he can only ever drink cola. bless his soul.
“now, now. don’t call them that. they’re fine ladies.” jungkook, on the other hand, drinks scotch like water. jimin winces when he drowns it in one go. “but i’ll never love them like i love him. you know that.” it’s as if he’s tired of explaining himself, and it’s as if he doesn’t know why jimin always asks him that. “he’s in spain for the next few weeks. i miss him.”
jimin snorts into his empty glass. “yeah, right. like you can’t follow him there like, right now.” jungkook gives him a look. “seriously, come on man. do something! you’re wasting every second just sitting there and being dumb when you can follow seokjin’s ass like the literal puppy that you are.”
the thing is, jungkook doesn’t like riding his private plane without any company besides the two pilots and one flight attendant. he doesn’t feel safe at all. but he finds himself in spain the following day. it’s late, he’s jetlagged, but even his fuzzy brain can still see that seokjin is as beautiful as ever. radiant, like the sun, at 2am on a sunday.
“why are you here?” okay, so maybe jungkook’s mind is making things up because seokjin does not look radiant at all standing there at his doorway in his robe, hair sticking out in all ways and face oily with all the beauty products he likes to apply before bed. but sometimes love does things to you. “kook, it’s 2am.”
the more important question is how did jungkook know where he is but that’s gonna come in a later time.
“missed you.” jungkook walks past him, into the house without so much a fuss and seokjin lets him. seokjin always lets him, and that’s the thing jungkook hates so much. seokjin always lets him do anything he wants (love him), but seokjin will never love him back.
“’s late, you should crash. ‘m tired, too.” seokjin pads back into his room and the couch is all jungkook’s for the night. he has half a mind to join seokjin in bed but he knows seokjin won’t like that.
he passes out on the couch, with seokjin so close yet so far away. jungkook falls in a dreamless slumber.
“this benz is nice. where did you get it?” the spanish countryside is beautiful. jungkook is still a little sleepy, but seokjin drags him for a drive at noon. the weather is nice, just a little bit chilly but that’s fine.
“borrowed it from a friend. he’s in bali for a couple days and he trusts me enough with this.”
“sweet.” jungkook leans back on his seat and takes in the scenery. it’s all meadows, but it’s the perfect amount of sunny and the road is smooth and seokjin’s driving is phenomenal (in korea and even in fucking europe). it’s perfect. he’s perfect.
“it’s a good day to relax, jungkook. don’t.”
“but that’s the thing!” jungkook sits up and faces seokjin. the seat belt is digging through his pecs, and he’s the perfect picture of frustrated but seokjin is ever calm, like they never have this talk every time they meet. it’s a little alarming. “you know i want you. i love you, and i know you–”
“you don’t know me, jungkook-ah. you only like to think you do. don’t get ahead of me.”
“you might want me now. does that mean you’ll still want me in ten years?” he’s still calm, his driving is still stable, and jungkook’s mind is in overdrive thinking about how calm seokjin is about all of this. “you’re responsible and kind to some people, you do your job, you’re rich, and you make everyone fall for you. but you hook up with every girl you see and claim you want me? love me, even. what does that make me?”
he’s always been right, but jungkook is a stubborn little shit who thinks he knows every temporary feeling.
he sits back in his seat and sulks. for a twenty something young adult that he is, he really isn’t that mature. seokjin bites back a smile and stops in the middle of the road.
“would you like to hold my hand?” he looks at jungkook for the first time since they’ve been on the road. he offers his hand and jungkook takes it for now, happy that seokjin lets him do things like that.
“when will you love me back, though? for real, because i’ll have you know i’m not just playing around.”
seokjin steps on the gas and drives on. he spots a little town ahead and smiles. “i’ll love you when you’re ready.”
On the topic of the Netflix Death Note movie thing, from someone who’s been a fan of the manga for a long time now—
I just wanna say that while I’m not super excited about it, I wouldn’t crucify it for not being 100% loyal to the original story. Death Note already has 3 live action movies (which are really fucking good!), besides the anime and even a musical, so what Netflix did is mostly a…… Re-interpretation? Sort of?
I know people are worried about this being white-washing, but let us remember that Keith Stanfield will be playing L, too! The fact that the cast doesn’t have japanese actors as the main characters is because this movie is set in Seatle– like I said, as in a (sort of) re-interpretation of the story. I’m not gonna lie and say I didn’t feel suspicious at first, but I’m willing to give it a shot before actually criticizing it, you know. The cast looks good, and the trailer looked really cool too, so… I decided to just wait instead of getting mad ahead of time.
Plus the japanese public actually seems excited about it!
So idk, it’s good to be concerned about stuff like this, but just… Give this one a chance before bashing it.
man but honestly few things fuck me up as much as when adam says in trb “i think you’ll find i do pretty much everything quiet”, because on one hand, as a massive introvert, i super relate– but on the other hand, when you think about the heartbreaking implications of that sentence, it’s like, fuck. fuck, of course you do
you laugh quietly because your dad is always angry, you cry quietly because the neighbors don’t care about your bruises; you’re quiet about your achievements because the kids from the trailer park don’t really care about your straight As, and you’re quiet in school because you’re ashamed of your accent; you think quietly because it makes it easier to pull apart your emotions and sort them into logical containers, and you love quietly because you don’t quite know how yet, and because in the dusty back roads of henrietta, virginia, a boy who loves girls and boys is not quite safe.
you brave, lonesome boy, of course you do everything quiet; how could it be otherwise?
I want to tell you a thousand things. Sorry for scaring you. Sorry for hurting you. Sorry for not telling you that I’m bipolar. I was afraid of losing you. I’d forgotten that it’s not possible to lose someone, that all people are alone anyway. In a different place in the universe we are together for all eternity, remember that. Love you. Even.