but he can change

Confession: Looking at the recent mag photoshoots and tv shows, Aiba has really matured well, don’t you think? Arashi’s sunshine boy proves that he can actually change the usual friendly image he has and act like a cool DoS, just like how the other four does it on their dramas or movies. I know how everyone loves Aiba for being such a kind and funny guy but I also like him looking all serious and having more of those mysterious yet hot looks he gives without people making fun of it. You’re doing great Aiba!

anonymous asked:

His parents owned slaves. Should children really have to pay for the sins of their parents?

I mean, we don’t know much about the history of Daxam, but I have the feeling that they’ve been owning slaves for a veeeeeery long time (I’m talking about generations before the current King and Queen), so, I think everybody has a little bit of responsabilty on the matter. Mon-El is not entirely innocent, but he isn’t the only one to blame.

Mon-El was the prince, as someone who lives in a country with a monarchy, I can say that even if he had wanted to change the entire system and free the slaves, he wouldn’t be able to do it, because the king and queen have the last word. He could only have changed it once he was crowned king.

anonymous asked:

hey if you dont mind “when was the last time you ate?” w/ mercutio maybe??? or anyone else you want to do (also im in lov with all your writing youre so great 10/10)

Benvolio hesitates when he sees Mercutio, and it makes him feel awful. Mercutio is his best friend, they’ve been through so much together, and now that Mercutio needs his best friend Benvolio hesitates? But there is something different about Mercutio now, something that puts Benvolio on edge. It’s been a week since they last saw each other, back when Mercutio had been escorted away by his uncle, and he can’t escape the feeling that something has deeply changed in that time.

Of course something has changed. Mercutio’s brother died.

Benvolio curses at himself and ignores the bad feeling, walking over to where Mercutio silently sits and watches the guests milling through his house. The funeral has just ended, and Benvolio would have thought Mercutio would be surrounded by people. Instead it seems like everyone is avoiding him. Frankly Benvolio can’t blame them.

“Hey,” he says softly as he sits down on the sofa next to Mercutio.

Mercutio only glances at him with empty eyes, then looks away again. He looks pale, haggard somehow even though his appearance is perfectly put together. There are dark circles beneath his eyes and Benvolio wonders if he’s managed to sleep since the incident happened. He wants to reach out and hug his friend, but he thinks of Mercutio’s eyes, shudders, and keeps his hands to himself.

“You don’t, uh, seem too well,” he says instead, lamely, looking down on his hands. “When was the last time you ate? Or slept?”

Mercutio shrugs, a quick, jerking movement. Benvolio wishes that Romeo was there; he is much better at getting to Mercutio when he is in one of his strange moods. But Romeo is sick, couldn’t even get up from his bed when Benvolio left him earlier.

“Isn’t there someone to help you, I don’t know, to deal with- with everything?” Benvolio makes a broad gesture with his arm, then lets it fall to his side. Mercutio isn’t responding to him, isn’t even looking at him, and he doesn’t know what to do or say. He sighs, heavily. “You know Val wouldn’t want you to stop caring about yourself this way.”

“It doesn’t matter what he wanted or not,” comes Mercutio’s voice, so soft that Benvolio first thinks he has misheard. “He’s dead. They killed him. He’s gone, and so it isn’t possible for him to want anything. The dead are dead.”

Benvolio looks around in panic, trying to think of something, anything, to say. From what he knows the investigation into the hit and run is still ongoing, and they don’t have any clue who drove the car that hit Valentine. But the tone of Mercutio’s voice is strange, so devoid of anger or- anything, really. It makes the hair on Benvolio’s neck rise, but he refuses to acknowledge it.

“Maybe,” he says finally, “but there are still people living, people who love you and who don’t want to see you like this.”

Mercutio is silent, unmoving next to Benvolio, then he rises and looks down on Benvolio, and those eyes freezes him to the core. It’s like Mercutio is someone else, someone he doesn’t know, and the way Mercutio tilts his head gives Benvolio the image of a bird considering a bug it’s about to eat.

“Then they shouldn’t watch,” Mercutio says simply and walks away. Benvolio is left behind, sweating and staring at a his back and feeling like he has been told something important, something vital. Something he shouldn’t forget.

anonymous asked:

So because I don't think I've ever heard your thoughs on him, what do you think on the Master of Masters? (or MoM, as the fandom has dubbed him)

aha, that’s a good question, because I’m not entirely sure what to think myself. XD

Objectively speaking, I like how just about every action he takes could be interpreted as good or bad, which I’m sure was Nomura’s intention in keeping the Master as vague as possible. I know most of the fandom immediately labeled him as a villain for this reason, but I did initially give him the benefit of the doubt (and still kind of do, or at least I want to), because I could see his motives stemming from an “ends justify the means” mindset in the extreme; he seems to think that time can’t be changed, the prophecy is inevitable, and he finds it more worthwhile to focus, as he says, on “what comes after.” This way of thinking could still very much make him a villain (MY FELLOW TALES OF THE ABYSS FANS, WHERE YOU AT) but at the same time he could still be doing what he personally believes is the best course of action for the world, even if it means sacrificing so many lives in the process. (And of course, even if that’s the case, it’s still up for debate whether that quality in itself is inherently “good” or “bad” or somewhere in-between.)

That said, there’s also the possibility that he’s a lying sack of crap who has some very bad intentions, and everything actually was avoidable but he screwed the world anyway for his own interests. There’s no question that he’s extremely manipulative when you look at the state he left his apprentices in. I personally think this is most obvious in how he handled Aced’s case; he literally assigned a leader to the group, and then took the shafted runner-up who wanted the position (and who also happens to be the short-tempered, proud, and bull-headed member of the group) and told him “yah, it’s gonna be your duty to basically pull a coup whenever you think Ira screws up enough.”

THAT IS THE BIGGEST RECIPE FOR DISASTER I HAVE EVER SEEN and you can’t tell me the Master didn’t know it.

And I don’t doubt that the other Foretellers’ roles were assigned with equally underhanded intentions meant to push them into conflict (assigning Invi as the “mediator” was clever, considering she ultimately reports everything even when called out on it, so that’s another source of conflict; I wouldn’t be surprised if Gula was given the traitor-hunter role because the MoM knew he was too independent to ask for help, thus another source of conflict). Not to mention the Master just up and left when at least three of them (Invi, Ava, and to an extent, Gula) are extremely dependent on his presence and teachings – which he probably conditioned them to be, as opposed to teaching them to think for themselves. It gives the impression that the Master wanted to tear them apart from the inside, and considering he forbade alliances between them, it really points to the possibility of his wanting to jumpstart the Keyblade War by starting at the top and letting the drama trickle down to the rest of the population.

So in that regard – going so far as to sacrifice his own apprentices for this cause, and doing so in such a glib manner – he really would have “terrible person” written all over him, imo, no matter how justified he might think he is in the end. He potentially has the makings of a plot hijacker, but considering Nomura outright said the MoM won’t be in KH3, that’s where it gets confusing, lol.

And if the Master “is” anyone that we already know (as opposed to just being an entirely unique character with no parallels/direct connections to pre-existing ones), I can only imagine he would be Xehanort in some way, shape, or form, even if he’s not necessarily the Xehanort we know. Personally, I don’t buy the speculation that he’s Braig/Xigbar; true, they both move and gesture a lot, but someone pointed out that the MoM lacks a face that we can see, so (meta-wise) making up for it with a lot of movement gives him more emotion and expression than he would have if he just stood still and talked. And I also have my own thoughts on Xigbar that clash with that theory, as well. BUT who knows what Nomura’s planning, honestly?

To sum it up, though, I think the Master’s definitely an antagonistic character, although whether he’s a straight-up “villain” is still debatable in my mind until I see more of KHUX and/or what his full intentions were and/or how immovable the prophecy really was, etc. I want to like him since he’s interesting and genuinely funny, but I’m keeping him at arm’s length just in case he ends up being the biggest trash can in this series and I regret it. :|

So, I’m going through the Deception Arc and I completely forgot about THIS SCENE.

Holy. Crap. Holy crap. Y’all. I completely forgot Anakin made Rex cover for him when he ran off to catch/kill Hardeen!Obi-Wan.

And Rex? He does NOT sound happy about it. But what other choice does he have? Anakin put him in this impossible situation; either betray his general or refuse to cooperate with the Jedi-freaking-Council.

Rex is only spared because Palpatine swoops in to explain the situation.

That’s when I realized the significance of the troopers in the background. They’re 501st.

Let me repeat that. The 501st is protecting the Chancellor. Not the Coruscant Guard, whose exact job description is to protect the Senate and Chancellor. Yes, Palpatine is under threat of being kidnapped for like the 5th time that month probably, but still. That’s kind of par for the course.

Doesn’t anyone on the Council find it unusual that a specific division headed under one Jedi is protecting the Chancellor? Like, maybe Anakin assigned the 501st to Palpatine because Obi-Wan just “died” and Anakin doesn’t want to take the chance he’ll loose another mentor/friend? Doesn’t that raise any “forbidden attachment” flags? Or has the Council completely turned the other cheek at this point?

And then the communication ends with this, and I can’t tell you how much it creeps me out. Like. Again. Why is Rex all of a sudden Palp’s personal bodyguard? The Council isn’t at all concerned by this? Rex is second-in-command of the 501st, not military police.

(I love how Palpatine makes it sound like escorting him home is an option, like he doesn’t know damn well that Anakin ordered Rex to stay with him at all times.)

Anakin, what are you doing? Oh, right, this. Literally seconds before Windu calls Rex.

Right in front of his Padawan too.

Considering how messed up this arc already was, I’m shocked it somehow got even worse. I knew Anakin was devastated, but the 501st thing really hit me. Anakin clearly needed help, emotional support, something, and the Council was too busy putting Obi-Wan through the wringer to stop and think of the consequences of their actions.

The only person who spends a good amount of time with Anakin after Obi-Wan’s “death” is a teenager who isn’t emotionally equipped to deal with his grief and anger, because she’s never really had that support herself. Even after Anakin is told Obi-Wan is alive, he has this simmering rage just beneath the surface, and Ahsoka has no idea how to help him.

So, we get our first little taste of Vader/Emperor/501st Legion all in one arc, and I am not okay.

Stages of finding a new drama to watch...

Stage 1: The search.

Stage 2: When you find it & it’s subbed.

Stage 3: Calming down.

Stage 4: Watching.

so, i noticed that my human bill turned a year old this month (ayy same birth-month!) so I thought it would be funny and interesting to compare him to the first real drawing I ever made of him (theres more but they are all sketches and TERRIBLE) and OH BOY CHECK THIS OUT the guy changed a lot! I love it tho, it’s a good change and he went through a lot of that but I’m super at peace with where he is right now. I really wanna draw my AU as a comic now.

I wanted to try a more cartoony/cute style for my Yandere! Yoosung. I also want to use this style for some of my other drawings, but wonder if I could be consistent with it lol

Paul and I had been together since he was fifteen and I was sixteen.
—  John Lennon, The Beatles: Anthology (317)