barrage

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  • Remus shoots spell after spell at the dozens of Death Eaters barraging through the entries of the corridors
  • Green and red light cascade down like fireworks
  • Shouts and fear fill the battle-ridden air
  • How did they even get in here?
  • That thought plagues his mind as he shouts incantations at the cloaked figures
  • They had shown up in Hogwarts, no warning or sign of their invasion
  • The castle had gone up in terror and craze as they marched the halls
  • Remus had been fighting for what felt like hours, with none of the Order in sight
  • They’re alive. They have to be.
  • He’s alive. 
  • He shoves that painful thought from his mind and puts all his energy into defeating the enemies before him
  • Another flow of Death Eaters comes from an empty corridor
  • But Remus is exhausted as he faces them with a weak arm
  • Before the Death Eaters can take another step toward Remus, Sirius races down the staircase before it moves, killing them from behind
  • They battle fiercely together as they take them out, one by one
  • When none are left standing, they face each other, breathless
  • “Where is everyone?”
  • “Alive but scattered throughout the castle. The Death Eaters are everywhere”
  • “That was bloody terrifying” Remus says, his eyes wide with adrenaline
  • Sirius laughs, a sound of disbelief and affection, and he kisses him quickly before they have to move on to the next battle awaiting them
  • “If you’re not scared, then you’re not taking a chance. If you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are we doing anyway?”
  • “Only you, Sirius”
  • “What’s that supposed to mean?”
  • “Only you would make some sort of adventure out of this war”
  • He was answered with only a grin, gleaming with courage and recklessness as they sprinted down the hallways
  • Together

Me, @seizeashark, and @meta-xylene would make a great party against a gnome in a fight.

Nick would use his dexterity to deliver a consistent flow of kicks to chip it down while I barrage it with a panicked flurry of projectiles.

Nathan deals the final blow by throwing it in a trashcan and kicking it down a hill, in an act of mercy and letting it continue to live while we get away

fun fact: i originally read Oumagadoki Zoo around the time when it first came out, about 6-7 years ago (around 2010-11)

i was still in highschool.

that was also Horikoshi’s first official weekly debut. sadly, it was canceled not long after along with his second series (Oumagadoki at 38 chapters, and Barrage at 12), but i’m so glad he’s continued on even past these failures and went on to create MHA

i always knew that dude had a lot of potential, and i’m so glad he kept going until now

the only reason it took me so long to touch MHA was because Oumagadoki and Barrage were canceled soon after they started, and i didn’t want to get my hopes up only to have them crushed again. (also, because while Oumagadoki had a lot of heart in it, Barrage felt very forced and uninteresting to me. i was worried the new series might have that same feel in it’s writing style; Horikoshi even went on to say that he didn’t enjoy writing Barrage. 

thankfully, MHA has never had that feeling to it. you can tell how much Horikoshi enjoys writing it, and he puts so much heart and care in the story and the characters. you can just tell how much he loves writing MHA.)

also, as sad as i am that Oumagadoki got cancelled after only 38 chapters, i think it really helped Horikoshi hone his writing skills, because a lot of what he put into Oumagadoki has been reused in MHA. things like character designs, traits, development, and plot points that originally appeared in Oumagadoki have all been reused and reinterpreted in MHA in new and interesting ways. 

the biggest i can think of are Shiina’s childlike mentality vs. Shigaraki’s (and the circumstances that lead to it), and how Shishidou started out as an aggressive character obsessed with being Number One who eventually mellowed and became more of a friend to the cast vs. Bakugou’s own similar character development.

but that’s hardly the end of it

not to mention, look at his art development. 

the top pic is his first published colorspread for Oumagadoki (and his first published colorspread EVER). the bottom is for MHA that was published about a year ago. that’s only a few years difference, about maybe 4-5? maybe??

he originally started out using traditional art like most of his fellow mangaka, but he obviously had a hard time using copics and markers. but somewhere along the way, he switched to digital; he still draws the outline traditionally with an ink pen, but all the coloring is done digitally, and it has done WONDERS for his art

a comparison between Oumagadoki’s first colored chapter cover vs. one of My Hero Academia’s.

the dude has improved A LOT.

idk where this post is going, haha. Horikoshi is just a dude i’ve been following since i was about… 15-16? i’m an adult now, and i’m following his current series, which is getting so much attention and it’s so well written and it just passed it’s 100th chapter and it’s actually popular

i followed Oumagadoki Zoo week by week, hoping that it would raise a little in the rankings so it wouldn’t get canceled, only for it to end prematurely

My Hero Academia has just hit it’s 120th chapter, is about to air the second season of it’s anime, and already has a dub for the first.

i’m just really proud of Horikoshi and how far he’s come. despite failing twice, he continued on, and now he’s onto his third series and he’s doing such a good job with writing his characters and his story. people are finally appreciating his work.

and his story is unique; yes, it’s similar to what we’ve seen before, but he’s so good at manipulating and subverting common shonen tropes, and he’s telling this Hero’s Journey in a way that we’ve never seen in this genre before. the mentor doesn’t die, the mother actually has a say in her son’s life, the characters are actually punished and rewarded for their actions instead of having them brushed over, etc. the young character’s mental health is actually a THING and treated seriously.

so yeah, i’m just… really proud of Horikoshi. he’s come so far and improved so much. i wanted for so long for him to have a series that became popular, and he did. i kinda grew up with this guy and saw the potential he had, even as he failed and failed, but i had hoped, dearly hoped, that he would finally break through and get his day

and he has.

i’m just…. so proud of Horikoshi, you guys. so proud