The trip to Hamburg reminded me, once again, that no matter where we live or what our cultural contexts are, having emotional human connection and love are absolutely crucial to our existence and survival. I am lucky enough to be able to have the love of tens of millions of people. It’s so unreal! I look at my followers on social media and the people I meet during the shows and just out and about, and the kindness of each of you continually drives me out. In recent months, I’ve made a conscious decision to slow down a bit, hug and meet more of you, and have more time learning about some of your personal journeys as well.
You know how some paintings look like photographs? This photograph looks like a painting. SO UNREAL.
I have seen pictures of the Grand Canyon for my whole life, but I was so unprepared for the sheer scale of it in person. Not a single picture has ever done justice to the size and depth of this thing; the flattening effect of the camera really robs it of its majesty. I’d highly recommend a road trip to see it in person tbh - plus there are a thousand other great parks to stop at along the way. We did Petrified Forest National Park, White Sands National Monument, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It was soooooooo super fun!
Right now I’m itching to play something really different. I love science
fiction. I would love to be in one of these crazy superhero movies or
some sort of Neverending Story type deal. And I’ll be the
goblin. I don’t have to be the like princess heroine. Put some
prosthetics on me. Let’s go. I wanna be the fairy or the ghoul or the
troll at the bridge.
continuation of these headcanons about Lance, Hunk, and Keith as kids…
HUNK PLAYED WITH LEGOS HUNK PLAYED WITH LEGOS HUNK PLAYED WITH L E G O S
Shiro stepped on a lego piece while he was babysitting Hunk and he had never been in more pain in his entire life
during a hot school day, the teacher treated all the kids to popsicles (yknow, the double ones you can break in half). After he got his, Hunk saw Keith sitting by himself a little ways away from where the teacher was handing out the treats, so he went over, plopped down next to him, broke his popsicle in half, and offered the second one to Keith
Hunk later got a gold star for sharing with a friend :’)
KEITH IS THE SAVAGE THAT BITES STRING CHEESE FROM THE TOP
Lance sees this one day at lunch and nearly has a hEART ATTACK. HE GASPS SO LOUDLY HE ALMOST CHOKES ON HIS FOOD
LANCE WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVES IN THE TOOTH FAIRY and Keith likes to ruin dreams :’)
no seriously, Lance comes to school bragging about how he got not one, but two quarters from the tooth fairy and Keith is like “I can’t believe you think it’s real, it’s just your parents…” (Lance accuses him of being a “non-believer” but he’s still crUSHED)
Hunk literally tackles Keith to the ground before he can spill the beans about Santa
one day, Keith’s beloved plastic sword breaks. He’s absolutely heartbroken. His parents buy him a new one, but of course it isn’t the same
Lance and Hunk help Keith hold a “funeral” for his sword in his backyard. Lance says a few words while Keith is dead quiet. Hunk is crying (he’s a sympathetic crier ok)
LANCE IS THE KID WHO ADDS “CHA CHA CHA” TO THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG
at the end of the song, he sings “CHA CHA CHA, HIIYAAHHHHH”
he did this during Hunk’s birthday snack at school and slammed his face into his cupcake for emphasis
Keith believes in aliens, Lance believes in mermaids, and Hunk believes in Bigfoot
one time, Hunk and Lance saw Keith lying down in the middle of the school playground. When they asked him what he was doing, he said he was waiting for aliens to abduct him. Lance immediately joined him because he thought it was “cool” while Hunk worried about getting trampled by other school kids
Lance used to pretend to swim like a mermaid oKAY
Hunk used to drag Lance and Keith on mini adventures in his backyard with “survival gear” (aka a small backpack filled with granola bars and candy) and binoculars so he could prove Bigfoot was real
HUNK HAD A PET RABBIT NAMED NIBBLES
when Nibbles passed away, he literally cried for days. Lance and Keith put all their allowance money together to buy him a stuffed rabbit that looked exactly like Nibbles and named him Nibbles Jr.
Hunk still has the stuffed rabbit and sleeps with it every night
Keith sometimes gets picked on for being a bit of a loner, but he usually doesn’t let it bug him
except one day he gets bullied in front of Lance and Hunk. The bullies tell him he has no friends and he hangs his head until Lance and Hunk come to stand in front of him and: “HEY Keith has friends!!” “yEAH, we’re his friends so go away now, please!!”
KEITH HAS A STUFFED HIPPO B Y E (but it’s a secret so you can’t tell anyone shhHHHH)