animal motifs

upsetatrocks  asked:

i think either could work, too! oh and here's something i totally forgot to tell you, unrelated to everything: for a while, i've associated peridot with geckos... going through your peridot tag, it's cool to see you did too, but when you made a post about it it was soooo long ago idk if this was taken into account: when some species of gecko are frightened, or their tail is grabbed, they break off that tail to escape... as with peridot and her foot! i thought that was kind of neat.

Yeah! There’s also the fact that her particular distinctive hairstyle looks a bit like a chameleon’s crest, and her distinctively blue tongue/inner mouth, which stands out compared to the other Gems because most of the time, their inner mouth is closer to their skin color.

Peridot with a reptile motif is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, especially in regards to her action in Friend Ship- consciously sacrificing/cutting off a part of herself to get away. Even though it wasn’t viscerally attached to her, we know that she conceptualizes it as part of her and was very upset that she felt like she had to do that- but she made the decision quickly enough to get away before Garnet could pull her down. Her wall-scaling ability when she has her enhancers is even a very gecko-ish ability.

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You know how the main guys of Free! each have a spirit animal? Haru is a dolphin, Makoto is an orca, Nagisa is a penguin, Rin is a shark, and Rei is a beautiful butterfly? Yeah, so a few weeks ago, I had the throwaway thought that Nitori would be a remora hanging off of Rin.

Then, sometime this morning, I was hit with the thought that no, he’s not a remora, he’s a cobia. They’re related to remoras, and look pretty similar as juveniles, but they can grow up to be over six feet long. Ai just hasn’t grown into himself yet.

The man in the black coat is Luxu, the sixth apprentice to the Master of Masters…and he has Xehanort’s Keyblade!

Like the other Foretellers, his name is derived from the Latin word for one of the deadly sins: luxuria, lust. Lust is associated with the scorpion in Ancrene Wisse, hence the animal motif on his Keyblade. The other Foretellers’ associated animals also come from AW. Following the the pattern, the Master of Masters should be named after the Latin word for pride and have a lion motif.
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