but i hope i make more

anonymous asked:

Scenario: The team trusts Keith, there was no rift between him and the team, they kept constant contact even after Keith went to the BoM. Stuff happened and Keith is alone in that Galra fighter, Haggar's ship shield still up and running, planet bomb about to explode. Whether he contacts the team or not is your decision. Would Keith still try to sacrifice himself? [*sends this to 3 other people cause I love all of you*]

Honestly? He would, absolutely 100% still make that call no matter what the circumstances regarding himself were personally. 

He would because the situation hasn’t changed despite this. The way things are unfolding are exactly the same. Voltron and the mission is still compromised. Something needs to be done and everyone is in jeopardy. The shield had to come down, they needed to take it down or else all would be lost including Voltron. 

Keith ‘If i have a chance to do something and make a difference i have to take it’, finds himself in this position. He knows and has proof that Voltron can operate without his presence. He isn’t putting the mission at risk, or anyone else because it’s just him on this ship. This is a choice he can make by himself without putting anybody else in danger. 

But it could get people out of danger. It could get Voltron out of danger. 

Note, could. If the chance is there to make a difference he will take it and he always has done. Gonna throw this out here because listening to him talk afterwards has me thinking A LOT. uh yeah. hm. Interesting. 

yeah. these two shots together and looking at what he’s actually saying and how in each is still :) :) Very Interesting. 

Keith takes risks and chances, but when he’s not being impulsive it’s not without calculating the pay off and evaluating the pros and cons. Whilst being instinctive and intuitive he’s also pragmatic and logical in nature. You wouldn’t expect this to make sense but honestly it does, it’s the duality of keith. THE DUALITY OF KEITH as madi called it is honestly…. SO INTERESTING. 

anyway, this makes me Think a lot that he said this immediately after like that. I just…. knowing Keith and how he operates it just shows that despite this being a choice he will commit himself to 100% there still is the “if i have the chance, i will take it” / “maybe not with our weapons”. 

hearing keith talk without certainty about something especially a decision he’s going to make is always a big indicator for me to sit up and listen even closer than usual because…. when he breaks the general imperative mood laced into how he speaks, or softens it a little (breaks probably is the wrong word bc it’s something that surrounds a lot of him be it actions and words), it’s always extremely telling. there are a few other key moments where he does this in terms of breaking speech patterns that indicate internal conflict in making a decision but honestly the mindscape for one is a really great example of this generally speaking. 

From the outset of the entire show he’s been shown to be able to make tough calls, at the expense of his own self and emotions. He is able to place the greater good above himself. I think i spoke about this earlier and said something like he doesn’t give himself the luxury of indulging his own personal needs. Somewhere, haha.

I also doubt he would open the comms. For three reasons:  

  1. That could potentially put someone else in danger unnecessarily. Someone in the vicinity may attempt to come in and stop him, and his sacrifice may well cost more than his life. 
  2. He needs to be decisive here and commit fully to his actions. No actions and words are wasted with Keith ever. he needs to be firmly objective. Bringing the team into it and calling them or saying goodbye could compromise that. 
  3. It’s better for everyone if he doesn’t do that. That would emotionally compromise not just himself but everyone else. Once his part is done, they still have a mission to complete and finish up. Knowing about his sacrifice at that time could potentially sabotage their entire ability to operate to their best capacity and finish this thing, or force someone to make a decision in poor judgement based on their emotions and grief ect. (Keith knows all about this, just look at S3 - but that’s also a nuanced situation other things are happening there too

His choice to fly into the barrier was not born from an emotional response or from his own feelings and what he is going through emotionally, it was in spite of that. Choosing to do it for himself and how he’s feeling would be selfish, and Keith is anything bUT selfish. He is so selfless

The one time we see him TRULY doing 100% for himself to gather answers and information for his own past, he still gives up a PERSONAL cause and quest for answers. He does this for the greater good and the mission: 

And as we witness through his mindscape prior to this scene, the internal conflict through his projections ect. and how this choice being a selfish one is playing on his mind and a fear. 

If he had to make the choice in 4x06 again… I honestly do not think he would take it back because no action is wasted and Keith seems to have such a desire for set and fixed purpose too in many respects. He’s committed himself to it and this course of action, this action. So taking it back would be a waste of his actions and his resolve - make it all for nothing. That would make his actions meaningless. 

Keith + choices is really interesting in my opinion, so much to say on that topic. We should talk definitely about it some more….. ;) 

TLDR:

This decision is heavily situational, not circumstantial in a personal sense. By that I guess I’m trying to say it is based on what’s unfolding around him, not within him. Keith is rooted in doing the right thing and saving the mission and Voltron. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t feeling things, of course he was!! 

But he doesn’t allow himself a moment to hesitate or waver. You can see on his face this expression is just so… he’s gritting his team and bracing himself and he just goes. 

Keith has demonstrated time and time again that he will give and give for the cause and the greater good. To alarming amounts. We’ve seen this in canon. 

He’s capable of doing this and prepared to do this not just in terms of his life but even in terms of sacrificing how he’s perceived by his own team (”that’s cold even for you” / “you’re just thinking of yourself” ect. ect) in making a tough decision if he believes it’s an objective choice.

The difference here with this particular moment and choice is that we’ve never seen it on this scale before. Sure, we’ve seen him sign up to what was called a “suicide mission” and go into a very perilous situation - but that was still on the premise he would get the job done and get out. That was under the believe he could complete the task and get out in one piece. He wasn’t going on that mission with the ASSUMPTION he would die. There was a risk, but he fully intended to come out of that successful. 

This is different, because this is a one way street. And there’s no way he doesn’t know that for certain. It’s all over his face. 

I spoke a little bit about his expressions here and why in particular the very first expression we see from him is genuinely horrifying and continues to make me just……. 

I felt very scared to see this face. because it just says everything it’s a very rare thing to see this in Keith - the absence of a real expression… just look at his eyes like it’s genuinely CHILLING. like i cannot look at it for too long because i just feel so unsettled bc this expression is very different to Keith’s default way of expressing himself and he is so expressive. i said more about that in the link above!! 

Despite knowing it will be at the cost of his own life, he is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep the mission and Voltron secure. If this is what it takes and if he has a chance to do it and get something done, he will do it. That wouldn’t change in what you described. 

Thanks for asking me this, it was fun to discuss and explore! Sorry for rambling….. hahahha. 

Twisted

Part One.

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My mother,she told me,”Don’t get in trouble”

My father,he told me,he knew I would

My brothers,they told me,”Don’t give a damn”

My sister,she told me to do something good

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You sat in the back of your fathers car, crossing your arms as you slouched and looked out of the window. Your mom sat in the passengers seat and huffed, trying to reason with him, ”Don’t you fuss at them. If this school didn’t work out, it’s for a reason. At least they got the training they needed to control themselves.” You sighed and closed your eyes, trying to make yourself sleepy that way you didn’t have to listen to any more of their conversation. “Three weeks! You think three weeks is enough for these people? The broadcast said they needed months, maybe even years of training!”


“I know what the broadcast said but I am not going to force my child to stay in an academy they don’t feel comfortable in!”


“Why the hell not? It’s filled with their kind!”


“Enough! I will not let you speak about them this way. It’s hard enough for them to be different, they don’t need their own damn father treating them like they don’t belong. Listen, they were given a few pairs of those special gloves. The professor told me that if they needed any more, we could return and ask.”


Ignoring the insults, you pull out your phone and start a group chat with your friends. As grateful as you were for your supportive mom and older siblings, you couldn’t help but hate the living hell you were in. Being diagnosed with NHGZ, or Non-Human Gene Z, at five years old was confusing and drastic enough for you but to also be outcasted by the public and even your own father was worse. You considered yourself one of the lucky ones though, at least you didn’t have to partake in any of the government experiments; you’ve heard many who did, have died almost a month in. Eleven years later and you’re still alive. “Sweetheart..” you heard your mother call to you.


“Yeah?”


“How were the classes? Did the gloves end up helping?”


You looked down at your now gloved hands. Your power was an odd but very dangerous one; by flexing your fingers and contorting them, somehow you were able to control bodies if your “telekinetic aura was…” something. If you were being honest, you didn’t pay too much attention to your trainers as you were too busy focusing on the other students and seeing what their powers were. On your first day in, one of the head trainers handed you specially made gloves to wear that way you could mess with your fingers without injuring the nearest couple of people around on accident like you’ve been doing these past couple of years.


Glancing at your father, you carefully flexed your fingers and nodded when nothing happened, ”Yeah, I’d say they’re doing their job. It’s going to take awhile to get used to wearing them all the time though, especially in the sum–“


“Listen here and listen well, I better not see you with them off because I am just about done with E.R visits. Since you think you’re too good for that school and you’d rather be home, do us all a favor and keep those on. Let’s try to be a normal family for once.” He hissed as he pulled into the driveway and headed straight inside as soon as he parked the car. You glanced at your mother and she just rubbed her temples, shaking her head as she exited the car and helped you with your bags. “Ignore him. I’m happy to have you home and so are your brothers and sister so let’s head inside and have some dinner,okay?”


You nodded and gave her a tight hug before grabbing the rest of your bags, blinking in confusion when you see a folded note inside one of the outside pockets. Thinking one of the other students placed it there before you left, you grabbed it and unfolded it; a drawing of a red balloon tied to what looked like an old coin was drawn across the page. “Whatever. Must be some goodbye joke I must not have heard of.”

……….

“Welcome back,ugly!”


“Hey tiny,we missed you!”


“Hurry up and sit, tell us everything you saw!”


The twins and your sister practically dragged you to the dining table as your mom served everyone,minus your father. He preferred to eat his dinner in his home office and neither of you really seemed to care. “There were a lot of NHGZ’s there. Like, a lot. I didn’t even know that many people were affected. Anyways, some had really cool abilities like sonic screaming, self duplication, and one of them, I think, even knew how to move rocks and earthy stuff or whatever.” You grinned as you stuffed your mouth with your moms Tuesday night pasta.


The night went on and you told your family stories upon stories about your short time there and what you were taught if you ever needed to actually use your secret ability. Fascinated, they asked you questions and examined your new gloves in awe. “So you need to keep these on at all times?” One of the twins asked as he took your hand in his and ran his fingers over the material. “Basically. Now I don’t have to worry about breaking someone’s leg if I need to crack my knuckles or anything.” You nodded as you held out your other hand to show your sister. She snorted playfully and also touched the gloves, “What luck do you have. You can’t go an hour without that creepy habit and yet that’s what your dangerous power relies on.”


Everyone laughed and you smiled as you looked around at your supportive family, happy you’re back where you belong.

That Which Fades

Chapter 11

Noctis continues his training, learns that listening to experience is a good idea, and picks up a new skill along the way. Meanwhile Titus wonders how and when his life got so complicated. 

More like um what the fuck happened to my plans for this chapter?

Really wanted to update this before life eats me alive so while its not the longest and probably not the best but have an update. 

my favorite thing about the spanish harry potter translation is that instead of calling voldemort “the dark lord,” they call him señor tenebroso, which basically means “mr. spooky”

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I HAD A DREAM THE OTHER NIGHT REVOLVING AROUND TODOROKI ADOPTING A CAT THAT LOOKED JUST LIKE HIM AND IT WAS TOO CUTE TO PASS UP DRAWING THAT

at the beginning of the dream he totally hated the cat for looking like him, but by the end of the dream he was in love with that cat and it became his sidekick goodbye

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Katy: So that one time you brought him in and he was sparking all over the place–

Keith: Yeah.

Katy: Oh. Oh my god

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I don’t know how but this AU got heavily inspired by what Shimizu san said before-
Yuuri being earth and Victor being the moon who keeps drifting toward him.
I find these words so beautiful.

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akaashi will kill everyone in the room, and then himself
original post by ayedah :”D

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also!! will be accepting commissions real soon! so please watch out for it :)

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Ahh, it’s time for my favorite pastime of combining AUs with other AUs. This time I played around with @mist-lightning-snap’s kwami power swap by combining it with my (slightly altered) genderbends. I also incorporated @princessofharte idea of the kwami’s retaining their personalities same as before, with Jabii being overly-confident and therefore lazy because she’s a tiny goddess of good fortune! What could go wrong! and Yuun trying to be super encouraging despite the misfortune he brings.

Some other details for this au..within an au…

  • Jabii’s name comes from the Korean word 자비 which means mercy/charity (just added another “i” to fit Kwami naming conventions)
  • Yuun’s name stems from 厄运 (Èyùn) which is Chinese for “bad luck/doom”
  • I decided to switch Adrienne’s name to Aurélie, which is something I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile…
  • I gave Marin a Chinese name, 海明 (HăiMing) which means “bright/clear sea” to go with Marin meaning “sailor/of the sea”
  • Aurélie has blue/green eyes and Marin’s are now hazel
  • “Arlequin” is just French for harlequin and Aurélie’s is just the feminine equivalent of “minou”.. I was not uh.. feeling too creative in the hero name department today (so it’s subject to change). 
  • I haven’t figured out their powers yet but they will be slightly different from Tikki’s and Plagg’s…
  • Sometimes Marin wears his hair up out-of-suit but not often. Opposite goes for Aurélie wearing her hair down. She usually has it up somehow.
  • Marin and Aurélie only know each other in this AU as heroes! Not as civilians (yet)
  • The good are never easy: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • The easy never good: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
  • Love it never happens like you think it really should: Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces