My poor attempt at using paint (!) to show you that it’s not the same shirt, it’s probably the same model, just not the unique same shirt, the pattern is placed differently. You can see two distinctive pieces of pattern that are in different places in either shirt (green and red) and in light blue you can see that there are pieces of the pattern that are just not there. Same model and brand most likely, JUST DIFFERENT SHIRT.
I love this moment so much. There’s SO MUCH going on here. Shall we talk about it? LET’S SHALL
The first and most direct stuff comes from Haruka, because of course it does. Her quiet little demand that Michiru not leave her and all the things that says, IT GETS ME.
It’s a beautiful foreshadow of course to later, when Michiru will in fact leave Haruka. This moment is so important for that because of how definitively it’s showing Haruka and Michiru’s relationship has changed over the course of the season. When we first met Haruka and Michiru, they were partners and they were close, but there was distance between them. Michiru is falling off of cliffs and shit, and however tormented Haruka may have been by the decision, she leaves Michiru to her fate.
That was then. Now, Michiru is only symbolically apart from Haruka, but It’s a distance between them that Haruka can no longer bear.
I love the phrasing of it. Haruka making it a thing Michiru is doing to her, and it’s just UNFAIR. It’s so lightly petulant in a way that carries so much comfort and affection.
But then I want to look at Michiru. It’s particularly striking with the right-most two pictures of her. In the top, when she’s “away” while listening to the ocean, her world is almost magical. The colours are bright and vibrant, the water glowing, the birds gliding overhead. The wind blows around Michiru. She’s content. She’s FREE.
Haruka pulls her away from that. Michiru opens her eyes to a world that’s dull and still. It’s like the black and white reality versus the Wizard of Oz technicolour. It’s stark and, I feel, intentional. Michiru is leaving a place of richness and tranquility to the unpleasant reality because Haruka asked her to.
@ariaricx I just did three everyday outfits because I’m lazy and my computer is being kinda slow! I was literally super deep into your blog to find pictures of your face and what kind of outfits you wear, so the first two outfits are loosely based on some outfits you’ve wore a some pictures and the last one is something I’m guessing you might wear? I have a lot of fun, but I don’t think I did the greatest job. I hope you like my attempt anyways!! <33
Do you ever just keep obsessively going over the littlest detail for something you’re writing, and then debate whether this makes sense at all? I could keep it and most readers wouldn’t challenge the obstacle, but here I am thinking “no this doesn’t make sense in-universe and it’s driving me up the wall!
I’m talking about the beginning scenario and after typing about 140 words (which is amazing for me as of late) I’m scratching and starting over. Gdit