but i know i'm not sorry

Why would you want to turn the lights off when you could simply put your glasses aside? You’re basically blind anyway.
—  Regulus Black, to James Potter, who wanted to do it with the lights off, at 2 am


But really, the more I watch it the more I realise it’s not only a fantastic Ignis moment, it’s a fantastic Chocobros moment in general? REALLY LONG POST AHEAD + UNFINISHED GAMEPLAY WRITING BUT THIS SCENE

Lemme start with Ignis because duh (if you’ve seen anything out of me the past two weeks, it’s probably been Ignis related). He’s been pretty passive about losing his eyesight up until this point. He calls it a minor sacrifice in the grand scheme of things. When Noctis and Gladio fight on the train, Ignis says nothing, even though part of the argument is his own injury. He only tries to stop Gladio by saying his name; Prompto is the one who tries to break it up (more in a moment. anyway not that Ignis really could break it up rn but you know) He’s been optimistic enough about it, though. “I’ll manage somehow” when you invite him into the mines. “This is considerably harder than I expected” he says about fighting. But sometimes you hear the boys say something and Iggy just sort of sighs. They’re dancing around him, and his injury, and the argument, and this scene is where it culminates.

The first time he actually says that it isn’t okay is because of their friendship hitting a low point, rather than his actual injury. But he is so, so aware of that injury and how it has the potential to drag them down. He still says “I would remain with you all. Til the very end” because these are his brothers and he damn well plans to, but that said.

This is the first time we hear Ignis raise his voice, I think. Not including battle cries and the like. Which is saying a lot because this boy is very, very calculated on his emotions. (ie later on when Prompto falls off the train, you hear the very audible difference in Noctis’s voice vs Iggy’s) He’s Crownsguard, Noctis is his king, he will do anything for him, and believes he has no reason to complain even if he has gone blind. But that’s a Big Thing. His yelling in this scene exactly “I know full well!” is finally, finally his frustration coming out and it’s triggered because of their bickering (or anti-bickering, since they aren’t really… speaking much).

He says he is willing to bow out if he starts to slow them down, which imo is like asking him to suffer a physical injury all over again (he is Crownsguard, Noctis is his king, he will do anything for him) but he still will DO IT because he won’t be a burden.

He goes on to give Noctis what, I think, is a much needed confidence boost. “A king pushes onward always, accepting the consequences and never looking back” and in the opening sentences for the next chapter, it literally uses those same words to describe Noct’s reaction to Ardyn’s trick: never looking back. (Also never looking back is exactly what Ignis is doing right now, which is why the choice to focus the camera so much on his scars in that moment is AMAZING.)

He continues with that to tell Gladio that Noct will be king and he will rule, but “only once he’s ready”. And this is SO important. Gladio’s interaction with Noct is painful at least and rage inducing at worst (more below) but not only does Noct need to hear this, Gladio does, too. They can push Noctis into that throne but he will never be able to lead until he is ready, and that involves coming to terms with some very, very heavy stuff that’s been happening. Everybody doesn’t handle grief the same way and they’re all having a hard go at it in very different ways thanks to the events of late.

So all of this makes this the DAMN GOOD IGNIS MOMENT. But it’s also really good for the rest of them, both in mentioned ways and others, but since I’m apparently waxing poetic 

Prompto, Gladio, and Noctis under the cut ↓ (note: 150% zoom for easier reading)

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I Am Still Doing YouTube (and I’m sorry for the wait)

Hi everyone. I thought I would post this here because a lot of people have been messaging me asking why I have not been uploading.

I still have every intention to upload YouTube videos. I have fallen off schedule and been struggling to share content due to increased perfectionism due to an increase in viewers and decreased energy as a result of taking on multiple projects. (I live stream three times a week and am working on an album of music that I plan to release at the end of the year.)

I’m happy to have all these projects and I you don’t need to feel sorry for me or worry that I have been driven away. I have plenty of creative ideas and I will try to make them happen. I’m extremely sorry for the delay; I promise I have not forgotten about my channel.

In order to cement this promise, from now on I will commit to uploading at least 2 videos a week, on Wednesdays and on Fridays. Hopefully you will still enjoy my content. Thank you~

so this is a selfie from the time i got tabinof, close to a year ago.

i’ve been subscribed to phil for something like four years, and he’s never failed to make me smile. he brings colour in to my otherwise gray life and motivates me to be a better person and never give up on my dreams. there have been lots of moments when i’ve thought “why not just give up?” and i’ve come close to doing so, but then i see something that phil did. it could be something small, like a tweet or a reblog on tumblr, but he makes me stop and realise, “no, theres things that are worth it.” and i just want to take this moment to thank him, and congratulate him on 11 years and so many more to come. 


assorted moodboards (4/?) -  jane tobias, cassandra parbringer, and mrs field (the ladies of grace adieu)

Poor man, you cannot even reconcile what you believe in your heart to be true and what you are obliged to write in the quarterly reviews. Can you go back to London and tell this odd tale? For I think you will find that it is full of all kinds of nonsense that Mr Norrell will not like – Raven Kings and the magic of wild creatures and the magic of women. You are no match for us, for we three are quite united, while you, sir, for all your cleverness, are at war, even with yourself. If ever a time comes, when your heart and your head declare a truce, then I suggest you come back to Grace Adieu and then you may tell us what magic we may or may not do.  

happy birthday, @gulltown


I was tagged by the beautiful @blondshua & @soonynqs, ty✨

I’ll be tagging @jozhua, @jeongahn, @17dad, @scoupswife, @jeongshuas and @delishua (this is completely optional, of course)

Okay now that I’m a bit more free I’m thinking I should probably challenge myself to write at least a bit every day, maybe 500 words… I have the RBB and a couple other things to work on, but if you guys wanna send me some short prompts for whenever I get stuck or need to ‘warm up’ first, that’d be awesome :DDD

Well I just made my friend think I’m an obnoxious know-it-all competitive shit

I should know better than to play word-based board games with my friends, I guess

that mentally ill Feel when you get overwhelmed with guilt about the fact that your friends love you