aight SO instead of doing a full-blown Voltron summer camp au (yET), have some headcanons about in-canon Camp Counsellor (and lifeguard!) Lance:
he’s gone to the same camp for years, since he was a kid, and is the poster child for going through camp until he got to a counsellor and then Lifeguard
he adores camp. highlight of the year, always. April rolls around and he cannot wAIT until June
he wears croptops and shortshorts, the male staff try to call them rugby shorts but Lance schools them because ??? rugby shorts do not come in pastel floral,Carl.
*throws cold wet pool noodle at coworker*
“So hey guys, if one more kid poops in the pool this week you can find me crying in the pumphouse drinking chlorine :))))”(i feel u brah)
is the camp heartthrob 3 years running. 12-year-olds fall for his easy charm, he playfully flirts with coworkers after hours.
heart sunglasses/big rim sunhat aesthetic for guarding on deck
*plays Carly Rae Jepson full blast at the pool so it echoes around the entire camp*
He tries really hard to make sure kids have a magical time at camp like he did as a kid because camp is a home away from home and it’s amazing
on overnight trips away from camp he points out constellations and tells the myths behind them, not necessarily the greek, but his favourites.
*runs through woods at night outside cabin windows with sparklers because ~~Fairies~~*
“holy flippin’ doodles, day hike!! It’s the best guys!! Candy at the top of the hill!!!” (Lance hates day hike day but the children can never know)
kids adore him, they cling to him at the end of the week, cry saying goodbye and make him cry too and suddenly anyone still at camp is also crying because Lance’s genuine crocodile tears are contagious
some kids write to him after summer ends and he writes back and they’re so excited to see each other every year and it makes his heart grow three sizes knowing that he’s making a difference for these kids. Being away from his bio fam all summer is hard because they’re so close but he wouldn’t trade camp for anything
returning campers and staff are so excited for him when he gets accepted into the Garrison because!! his DREAM!! GROUP HUG!!
“I expect to see you all back here next summer!!” he yells as the bus pulls away, and he wipes tears from his face.
at the garrison, he can’t write as frequently to campers but he does try. when he disappears, the letters stop coming altogether and the kids get worried but don’t know what happened.
some of them see on the news that he’s pronounced MIA, presumed dead. it breaks their hearts that he never got to live his dream.
the summer after, the underlying theme is “Stars, Space, and Exploration.” With the kids, they build cardboard spaceships, have alien theme dance parties, sing songs about silly space things, blast rocket man and major tom and any other song they get their hands on that involves space from the pool to echo around camp.
it’s all for Lance, and everyone who met him knows it is, but no one says so until the very end of summer after all the kids are gone and the counsellors and Resource staff have a couple days to clean up and say goodbye for the year.
It takes a few days longer than usual.
The staff paint a mural on the ramp and wall around the pool he loved so much, of space and nebulae and planets and a lone starship, flying through the cosmos.
June rolls around in the Castleship and Lance can’t help but wonder what his camp fam is doing.
THE SCHOLOMANCE is fabled to be a legendary school of black magic run by the Devil located among the mountains over Lake Hermanstadt. It is the alma mater of the Draculas. Only ten scholars are admitted at a time. Nine go home; the Devil claims the tenth scholar as his due.
“More than 100 gay men have been detained in concentration camp-style
prisons in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to reports by local
newspapers and human rights organisations.
The arrests are being
made as part of a widespread anti-LGBT purge in the area. The prison
camps are the first to be established for LGBT people since the Second
The information was first published by the Novaya Gazeta, an
independent Russian newspaper, which reported that men were being
arrested and kept in concentration camp prisons where violence and abuse is commonplace.
A prison camp has reportedly been established in the town of Argun, according to eyewitness testimonies.
report was published on the 1 April, prompting the spokesperson for
Chechnya’s Interior Ministry to dismiss the claims as an “April Fools’
The press secretary for Ramzan Kadyrov,
the head of the Chechen Republic, described the report as “lies” and
stated there were no gay people in Chechnya.
there were such people in Chechnya, law-enforcement agencies wouldn’t
need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send
them somewhere from which there is no returning,” he said.
Human rights organisations have corroborated the information published by Novaya Gazeta.
several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been
sweeping through Chechnya. Law enforcement and security agency officials
under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan
Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay,
torturing and humiliating the victims,” a report by Human Rights Watch
“Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were
returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three
men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began."”
OK I spent 20 + min crosschecking this and it all seems like it is real from every source I can find. This is disgusting and something needs to be done about it.