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Shiro, Lance, and Team Dynamics

So this post got me thinking. I don’t think it’s totally off the mark, but I’m not sure if Shiro possibly not being their Shiro is the revelation Lance is actually having. That said, I do still think there is something important going on there so I’m gonna roll this out.

I think we need to put our Kuron!theories on the back-burner for a minute, assume no one on the team realizes this yet, and try to evaluate this from their perspective. Even though I definitely think something is off with Shiro, I think we also need to remember this is a children’s cartoon – and if it took these characters half an episode to realize something wasn’t quite right with Coran in Ep4 despite his suddenly speaking with a totally different accent – I think it is very presumptuous to assume the characters in-series are picking up on these very subtle differences we as viewers are noticing with Shiro. Especially since not one of them has voiced any concern over Shiro’s behavior.

What I want to focus on instead is that with Keith out of the equation the team dynamic has gone all screwy, and in a way very different from when Shiro was missing.

Here is the exact dialog exchange in S4:E6, before the gravity field traps them:

Shiro: “Stay alert.”

Lance: “I say we get out of here. Pidge, plot a course for our escape.”

Shiro: “Hold on. We should find out what these things are first.”

What I want to note here is that Lance isn’t waiting for the go-ahead from Shiro. He’s making a decision on his own and acting on it. Lance is giving Pidge an order. An order that Shiro completely disregards and overrides without acknowledgement.

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kc au week | day 4 · All Human

it’s not his goal to cause any r e a l trouble with anyone who calls, (maybe just a few well-placed inferences to damon being called away suddenly after his results came in for that rash he’s been complaining about??) but all his good intentions are shot to hell when he realizes w h y the woman on the other end has called this number. aside from thinking that this explains so much about the smarmy ass, he can’t help but… rise to the challenge. and maybe he shouldn’t have given his real name (or she hers, as he suspects) but when she’s moaning it in that breathy tone as she comes, he doesn’t regret it one bit.

Headcanons from @candycolamorgan *screams at her too*


Love and grief

And long and brief

And death and madness

And peace and sadness

Cheating and betrayals

Twisted, horrific tales

Happiness and fire

Sunshine or ire

Phoenix or owls

Masks and cowls

Windows and eyes

And pretty bows and sighs

All pens on paper

Sooner or later

Everything’s going to be written

Titles will be over

But fortunately, it’s not now

Right now, we have lots to cover

So today, write something

Something new to start

As for me, as of now

I’ve already done my part.

I’m a recipe for entropy
I’m too overwhelming
Give me your validation
I can taste your apprehension

also that dream sequence was so fucking cool. the imagery was so intriguing and when william talked about how darkness blinds with loneliness (the fire being william dying and max leaving), but fire blinds with beauty (the fire being rachel), but the stars are an even greater beauty which lie ahead (the stars being max!!! and her returning to arcadia bay), i felt like i had been punted into another reality

anonymous asked:

I was going through some of your meta and I’ve seen it mentioned how Sakura was never included in the whole saving Sasuke bit. Which is totally fair, but I’d argue, fundamentally Sakura never really understood what it was that Sasuke needed (granted its because he was a major dick but still). And this doesn’t really pertain to my argument I just wanted to say Naruto and Sakura are way closer than Sasuke and Naruto. Whether that be romantic or platonic. Anyway Nar loves all his friends equally

Hmmm, to be honest I don’t really remember when/where I said this. It would help if you linked me to what specific meta you’re referring to so I can give better context to why I said what I said.

I agree that Sakura didn’t understand what Sasuke wanted or needed but half the time that’s because Kishimoto was so hell bent on having Naruto and only Naruto save Sasuke thus never actually allowing Sakura to learn crucial information pertaining to him. She went the entirety of the second half of the manga completely oblivious to the truth about the uchiha massacre….no one bothered to tell her. Though even if she had known Kishimoto still would have kept her sidelined because only NARUTO gets his pain. Only someone who had experienced the true hell of loneliness could POSSIBLY grasp what Sasuke needed. Well to be honest, I don’t know what Sasuke needed. I don’t think the writing room did either. They just kinda wanted him to dick around for 500 chapters so that Naruto had some semi-nebulous mission to go after only to punch it out in a symbolic showdown - as if that hadn’t already happened like 8 times before this. The fact that they put absolutely fuck-all into giving him an actual redemption arc only enforces this theory. Also worth noting that I could have gotten over Sakura being shut out of bringing Sasuke back to the light side if she was given something to do other than cry and lament about how useless she was in the situation. 

As for the latter half of your ask, I completely agree. I love the development in Naruto and Sakura’s relationship, it makes me so genuinely happy to see their easy and comfortable friendship with one another by the time part 2 rolls around. 

“There were still patches of snow in the shade, and the wind blew through his thin shirt. The hill was steep, and he was quickly out of breath, but he climbed on until he reached the empty porch of the temple. … He hadn’t come to pray. He’d come to hide.”  - The Queen of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner

An Eddis landscape linocut! (Attolia | Sounis | Medea)


Phil checking Dan out.