but i have multiple fav moments

Happy Birthday my beautiful angel!!!!

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OMG!! I’m so happy that it’t finally Keith’s birthday and that the fandom is giving him the love he deserves! Iv’e been wanting to do something for his birthday but haven’t had the chance. But since today is the special day I have to do something, so I’m going to be talking about how much I love Keith, using the prompts from @keithsbirthday​. Except I’m cramming all seven days into one. Also, I’m cheating on some of them cuz I have multiple favs and I can’t choose lol. SO. Without further ado:

Keith’s Birthday Part 1:  Favourite Keith moment in the series so far? (What stands out about it to you? Why is it important?)

OK SO I HAVE MORE THAN ONE FAVORITE KEITH MOMENT SO HERE THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

1. The entire Blade of Marmora trial:

Does this count as a moment? Idk but I loved everything about it. The Marmora Trials has some of Keith’s best fighting sequences, and we learn so much about him, his motivations, his fears, his desires. 

First the fighting sequences. Like oh my god look at this boy go. 

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Also this part: 

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Absolutely stunning.

And then there’s the whole mindscape thing. Where he sees Shiro and his father. And both of these interactions tell us a lot about Keith. When he’s talking with Shiro, Shiro is comforting and friendly at first, but then he starts becoming cold and distant, going so far as to tell Keith that he’s chosen to be alone. Which is something that we know Shiro would never do, but it seems that Keith doesn’t know that. And it’s not that he things that Shiro is a terrible person, it’s that Keith thinks he himself is at fault, that there’s something wrong with him and that’s what’s going to make Shiro leave. And the part where he was talking to his dad gave us a lot of insight into that relationship and even how it seems to be affecting how he views his relationship with Shiro. Like the fact that it’s highly likely that Keith’s dad abandoned him, and so Keith is afraid of Shiro doing the same. The best thing about it though, is that we see Keith’s desire to protect people, ultimately choosing to go to the Red Lion so that he could protect the universe from Zarkon even though he desperately wanted to know about his past. It’s something that highlights Keith’s selflessness, something that not many people see in him. 

And then finally, we get the Galra reveal.

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honestly I really love that this is the way that they revealed his Galra heritage. I thought it was very fitting and not only did it give us more information about Keith, but it also helped Keith grow as a character. 

2. Keith saving Voltron and stopping Lotor at the same time:

I really loved this scene a lot. It showed that Keith is capable of making good decisions on the spot based on his instincts. It was a very dire situation that required a split second decision, and Keith managed to pull it off flawlessly despite Shiro telling him that he could either stop Voltron from being damaged or stop Lotor’s plans. 

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He was presented with two options and each of them would only solve one problem, yet he was able to come up with his own solution that solved both problems and it was so amazing he’s so amazing <3 This scene proves that despite what many people and Keith himself may think, he is capable of being a great leader.

3. Keith’s vlog

Technically this isn’t part of the show, but I think it’s still a very important Keith moment. I love it so much because it gives us even more insight about Keith. Where the Marmora trials showed us Keith’s desires, fears, etc. The vlog showed us more about how Keith views himself, and it was quite an eye opener, for me at least. Some headcanons I have were solidified while in other aspects I realized that I had misinterpreted his character a little bit. It was surprising to me that Keith thought a lot about his behavior towards people, and that he even felt guilty in a lot of cases about his temper. What was most interesting to me are the scenes that were shown when Keith was talking about his temper. Because in all of those scenes, Keith’s anger was justified, even though with Pidge he was really harsh and it was wrong of him to try and force her, his feelings were understandable. And especially when he held that so called ‘king’ hostage, his actions were absolutely justified, hell even the Olkarians didn’t care, given that one of them pushed the king towards Keith in the first place. Anyway I’m rambling now, but yeah Keith being slightly ashamed of his temper was new to me and it helped me better understand him. Also, just the way he analyzed himself in genera made me relate to him more than I did before, because I find myself doing a lot too. Even though I haven’t gone through what he has, the things he said about connecting with people was very relatable to me.

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This part in particular was most relatable to me, because it’s something that Iv’e thought to myself a lot. 

I also really love how the vlog highlights his mannerisms like the expressions and hand gestures he uses.

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Overall, Keith’s vlog was a wonderful addition to his characterization :)

Welp, that’s all my favorite Keith moments. Now I’m off to immediately start part two of my Keith appreciation.

Verona SLFL concert experiance

submitted by @sheeriectionieber. I love this!!! 

Okay so basically we managed to get in the front of the queue to get in the venue. We waited for hours omg it was such a long wait. Anyway. At like 6 Ashton got out on this kind of balcony thing that’s like on the external border of the venue to say hello but a lot of people were pushing and screaming and i didnt know what was going on and i also had a lamp post right in front of me so i dint see him (im a loser i know) AND HE WAS WAVING AND HE HAD HIS HOOD UP AND HE WAS VERY FREAKING CUTE AND I WAS LITERALLY FREAKING OUT I WAS WAVING BACK LIKE MAD and i was thinking “pls take your boyfriend out to say hello i know he hates the sun- But please take him out.” But then as soon as luke got back into the venue they opened the gates.

So we run like mad to be on michael’s side. And then Don Broco opened and even tho i only knew one song they were amazing and involved the crowd a lot (also, italian people are- Very welcoming in general so we tried to cheer them on as much as possible even not knowing the songs) Then basically we waited like 20 mins for 5sos to start. And it was fucking amazing. They (obviously) started with carry on and michael was playing the piano and he was so pretty and the others were very pretty too obviously so yeah.

Also, we werent even 30 seconds into the concert and muke were already eye fucking ahaha they were uncontrollable. Then they played a couple songs and then they had the first break where they speak. And they were like "verona is beautiful italy is beautiful” and stuff like that and then michael (bless him he’s such a sweet soul) goes “Verona do you know why we’re here tonight” *crowd screams* “to celebrate a gift and do you know what this gift is?” *crowd screams some more* “we’re celebrating the gift of life” *crowd makes the arena fall off with the screams* and i swear Andie, ive had a lot of suicidal thoughts this year and SGFG helped me a lot so to hear Michael, who is like my fav person ever say that was very meaningful and powerful.

Then they kept playing songs and they made a song about verona which was basically just michael on the piano screaming verona multiple times in multiple ways and then Omg yes there was a lot more lmao Okay so basically i just said that they played more songs (obviously) and im just gonna talk about the main muke moments and about my fav song they played. Okay so basically they got to the point where we have the “Sad songs” so they play jbh (where i was fucking shaking while holding up my “i am” sign) and then beside you and amnesia (where i started sheding a tear or two) and then vapor that fucking killed me bc its very personal to me and i was sobbing and basically dying. Then the other songs were just really fun and intense to see live and i danced a lot.

Okay so the muke moments. At a certain point michael made up a song about calum that was like “my name is calum. I like pizza. I like ice cream” so obviously his boyfriend Luke got jealous and went “mikeyyy youve known me for 5 years why didnt you ever write a song for me????” (Which is a lie Luke bc mikey wrote like albums for you but okay) so michael makes up a song about luke that went like “My name is luke. I like hot dogs, he doesnt like penguins anymore. He’s over penguins now” then he says “what else? Oh oh i got it” “he likes nice evenings in the park” (which i thought was fucking cute bc muke park dates) so theyre married Then you know how during castaway they have the guitar solo battle? Okay so they went to opposite sides of ths stage facing each other while doing it (so much fucking tension) and then joined at the middle to go on the catwalk together (how cute??) And when they reunited they smiled at each other in such a fucking sweet way. Like a very sweet, caring loving gaze. And others moments where them looking at each other while singing and playing guitar together while pretending they don’t love each other you know. The usual.

Then ashton said that we were a very kind a sweet crowd and wanted us to jump during end up here but not too much bc he was afraid that the arena would fall off (i mean thats cute that you worry but if its been there for Like 2 hundred years it can handle a little jumping lmao) and calum said he loved italy in general and that that was the best concert they’ve ever played in their life.