Like it is not an exaggeration to say Shiro had a weird mindscape cage fight with Emperor Goddamn Zarkon and was nearly murdered. Literally the only reason he won/was saved is because of his bond with Black.
Which has been emphasized to be really strong as early as, y’know, the first dang episode. And who when they did the dumb cheerleader pyramid thing to try and form Voltron, this stuck with Black, really strongly, and, y’know what?
I think that makes perfect sense. Of course it would. She’s been intermittently hurt, hunted, trapped, and losing everything to a huge ugly falling out and war centered partially around her. She finds a paladin, she gets out, and immediately, it’s back to fighting for your life-
And then, that. The fact that the new paladins have no idea what they’re doing. That they’re kind of silly and kind of frustrated and are willing to throw up their hands and go “Nothing else is working. Let’s just. stack. Cheerleader pyramid. Do this. Hunk, why are you on my head.”
It’d be, honestly, hilarious. When was the last time Black had fun like that? When was the last time she could, giant space lion thing notwithstanding, feel normal?
And that even fits perfectly with Shiro as well because, honestly, part of him was probably feeling the same way. When was the last time he could just do something irrelevant and be moderately inconvenienced without his life or somebody else’s on the line?
I feel like what fundamentally upsets me so much about a lot of the hypothetical permanent Lion-swapping meta is that it often without even really meaning to suggests like… that the Lions don’t care? That Black is just a sword in the stone waiting for another King Arthur and not a person who would be grieving Shiro in his absence as much as the rest of the team? Or that she’d only focus on Keith out of “worthiness” and not how lost and scared and out of his depth he’d feel?
Because it’s not like the team’s going to go “aah! We need to have seven people!” run to Earth, grab a hypothetical Ryou Shirogane and just all start treating him exactly like Shiro? Because, interpersonally you don’t have specific slots that you replace and the root of the Lion-paladin bonds really feel like interpersonal friendship, openness- a specific kind of harmony.
fuck now i want a ghibli-style animated movie about snamjoon and co. with the bright color palettes you use 😩😩😩😩😩👌👌👌👌👌
i tried 2 make sum fake screenshots 4 this concept! idk if it looks nice anymore,, but i spent my day on this so here u go. i couldnt come up w ideas 4 sobikook and jin in this but maybe someday ill draw them in ghibli style too!!
FLYING BOOKS AND GIANT MYTHICAL STATUES THAT (KIND OF LOOK A
LITTLE TOO SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT KILLED KUROGANE’S DAD BUT LET’S NOT TALK
ABOUT THAT IT NEVER HAPPENED OK)
Also I love the fact that
Syaoran is both ready and immediately willing to
break the law to get the feather
And like. LIBRARY laws.
And Mokona actually goes through the effort of
explain the deception to Sakura JUST IN CASE SHE DIDN’T GET IT.
And I don’t know if this means Sakura is just so pure she wouldn’t realise it
was a lie (which is true) or Mokona is just ridiculously proud of Syaoran for
succumbing to her brand of chaos (which is also true).
they invent a new, highly inventive, quite violent Quidditch spin off that they call Seekers Three and hermione calls A Foolish Bloodsport. there is one snitch, two bludgers, and all of them have a bat. it is also the only times harry gets beaten, bc draco and ginny can both gang up on him
speaking of: ginny and draco passing harry between them, grinning at each other over his head, until harry is shaking and sweating and begging, turning his head up blindly for a kiss
ginny and harry wearing draco’s clothes all the time, ginny late for a party and just pulling on one of draco’s white shirts that slips to mid-thigh with a pair of tights, harry wandering around grimmauld place in the mornings in a slytherin jersey, both of them innocently pretending like they have no idea what it does to draco
ginny takes them to parties and pretends to be exasperated when she always ends up finding harry and draco alone in a corner, talking intently, eyeing each other up
ginny off on a family holiday and the two of them sullenly pining for her, and when she comes back they’re waiting hopefully out by grimmauld place’s front door. ginny cracks up laughing and then runs and leaps into draco’s arms and they kiss like a movie. then she blows a raspberry in harry’s ear
they don’t have any pets, but the house is full of plants, growing greenery and stretching up high, beautiful and messy in grimmauld place’s old architecture. every morning harry wanders about it with a watering can taking care of them, and in the evenings draco trims back any that need it.
sunday mornings draco’s the only one who wakes up early, harry and ginny passed out and snoring on the pillows, and draco thinks about all the things he should do and how his father used to get up early to manage the estate, and stays where he is with a book, smoothing his hand over ginny’s warm hair, harry’s face pressed tight against his side