Tabris, who’d known nothing but city slums all their life seeing nature first hand. They realize the air isn’t supposed to smell like chamber pots and stagnant water. That grass can be soft and thick and grow in more than just patches.
Tabris, who believe a good meal was a fat rat cooked in water gathered from the rain that leaked through the roof. They learn that it’s okay to eat more than once a day and seconds are in fact a thing. Then feeling guilt because they should have saved that for someone else.
Tabris, who upon finding their armor getting more snug cries not because “oh no I’m getting fat”but because they have never not been able to count their ribs.
Tabris, who is hostile towards humans not because they hate them but because they’re scared and all they’ve ever known is abuse from shem. It takes a while to adjust and to learn that not everyone treats elves with such disregard.
Tabris learning there is life outside of dividing walls and derelict buildings
The best thing about Char Aznable is how his red motif came to be, both in-universe and outside of it.
In-universe, a certain higher ranked officer in the Zeon forces, in charge of supply, hated Char’s guts. See, the material Zaku IIs are made of, super-hard steel alloy, is naturally pinkish-red in color. The green Zaku IIs we all are so familiar with are actually painted to look that way. This supply commander that disliked Char, when he learned that one of the Zaku IIs he was sending out was going to Char, ordered for it to be left unpainted, as an insult to Char. Thus, he received the red rust-pink rust Zaku II, different from all the other neatly painted Zaku IIs. Char, as he does, took this in stride, and simply began getting a LOT of results in combat, earning his title as an Ace Pilot and, such was his combat effectiveness, that he was soon assigned one of the approximately 100 Zaku II Commander Types produced during the One Year War. As is the case with Ace Pilots, he was offered the option to have a custom color scheme, and Char naturally picked rust red, both because he was already making a reputation for himself as the Red Comet, and because he wanted to rub salt on the supply commander’s wounded pride some more. So Char basically became the Red Comet because he was handed a shabby ass unpainted Zaku II and he rolled with it like a champ.
Out-of-universe? The animators had a TON of spare pink paint.
June Book Challenge Day 29: Favorite Book Couple/Pair
So I thought most unrealistic character was rough… This choice was extremely difficult. I have quite a few favorite pairs or ships or whatever but I based this on how much I wanted them to be together. I knew Katniss would ultimately choose Peeta. I couldn’t imagine Ron abandoning Hermione forever. I knew that Hazel wouldn’t be able to distance herself from Gus. However, having borrowed Ella Enchanted one too many times from the public library, I remember physically feeling ill when Ella was commanded to put Char in danger, even when I was re-reading it. I don’t think I’ve ever shipped a couple more fiercely.
I commandeered a recent Pokemon commission for more watercolor times. This one was all about Shmincke Hordam’s translucent orange (pyrrol, po71) which is SO GOOD. If you need a really good orange, that one. That’s the orange. It’s more tomato than carrot, a bright and clear mixer, and glows in tints and at masstone.
Also got to play with Winsor Newton’s cobalt Violet (pv14) a little. It’s unbelievably soft for being so vibrant, kind of a push-over. I do like how it separates really, really visibly from ultramarine in thinner mixed washes. Don’t know if it’s a go-to for anything just yet, still feeling it out.
Next up is a halloween themed tattoo design, among other things! I’m still building up my ‘keep doing stuff after work’ threshold. I would like to get where I’m painting a little bit every day. Slow going so far.