You know one thing I absolutely love about Digimon? It’s how it always seems to absorb any, and I mean literally any kind of popular trending topic and belief of our world, and always puts it at the service of its world building.
1) Back in 1999, the hot topic was the prophecy of Nostradamus and the arrival of the Beast of the Apocalypse. I can’t count the amount of films and TV shows I watched at the time that focused on the end of the millenium. Even the comet announced chaos to the world apparently lol. Everything seemed to bring either the end of the world or the spiritual end of an era. Digimon Adventure showed up short after this, either it was a funny coincidence or it was all intentional.
But Digimon did create the prophecy of the Chosen Children, they turned the Beast of the Apocalypse into Vandemon (and they even mention the 666 thing XD). The issue also takes place on the summer of 1999 as soon as July ends, more or less as Nostradamus announces it in his poems. Apocalymon is the literal embodyment of the Apocalypse. In the first film Hosoda created - if you pause at the right frames - you can even see verses of a Psalm asking for God’s help against evil (it’s written on the computer screen from which Agumon’s egg shows up).
It goes so unnecessarily extrait’s amusing.
2) In 2000, the trending topic switched to the problem of the Y2K bug. An issue related to the limitations of the architecture our previous computers used to be built. This affected a decent number of digital systems wordwide and the only reason it didn’t get more serious was that many people fought hard to solve it in time.
It was an actual problem, but of course the internet didn’t resist the urge to turn it into an urban legend. I remember some claiming time would literally stop for us once the calendars went from 31-12-99 to 01-01-00, our digital devices would go crazy, and we people would have to go through a dark age without technology. The Mayan prophecy thing pales in comparison to those times.
Well, and what did Digimon do? They created Our WarGame and Diaboromon is supposed to be the embodyment of the Y2K bug. The digimon is set free on the internet and it brings chaos to every and any digital system worldwide.
3) Zero Two has also done something similar to this, apparently. In 2001, people theorized that technology would develop to a degree it would allow for our digital devices to be connected to each other through radio microwave frequencies and for free. The internet would be literally everywhere so to speak.
Obviously this never actually happened the way people once hoped and dreamed of (our wireless connections work a bit different), but it’s interesting that in the world of Digimon Adventure 02 this is more or less the working principle of the D-Terminals. The Chosen Children are constantly able to message each other even inter-dimensions. (they completely retconned this in tri for obvious reasons; I suppose now it’s just common wireless technology, but you get the picture)
4) And NOW it seems to me that Digimon Adventure tri is making use of Amit Goswami’s theory of Quantum Consciousness, something that has been particularly popular among new agers and some occultists even.
Long story short, the selling point of the theory is that your mind can affect the environment around you, albeit not always willingly. Some call it pseudo science, some call the new science, that’s not really the discussion here. But basically it’s this idea that your mind can change and influence things around you or accidentaly even affect the cosmos according to the nature of your thoughts.
Some have taken advantage of this to fuel that old dogmatic belief that, if you have either good or bad thoughts, you create and attract either positive or negative things to you. Skeptics call this rubbish, defending the universe doesn’t really care about your existence, or that in nature there is no such thing as good and bad to begin with, those being nothing but human adjectives. But that’s beside the point.
The idea itself is so compatible with the concept Adventure has presented in the form of fantasy it’s funny.
It’s particularly convenient to explain the Dark Ocean and the Dream World of Digimon Adventure 02! So much it’s natural that Digimon Adventure tri is now willingly taking advantage of it and putting it at the service of its mechanics. It’s basically Science fiction at its best.
Ken says something very interesting at the end of 02: he realises the Dark Ocean isn’t just some creepy parallel universe he was sucked into. He implies the Dark Ocean is made of the negative thoughts of humankind itself. It’s as if those thoughts keep converging in one place and are given matter.
This apparently is what the ocean and its beings are all about and… well, no wonder it gives me so many Freud vibes, libido impulses included, but I digress. Poor Hikari…
But hey, think about it. If this is true, this means the Dream World where Daisuke fought BelialVamdemon should work under a similar principle.
Daisuke’s wish and determination to win allow for Vmon to evolve into different evolutions at the same time, against all common logic. It defies normal physics. This could mean that universe in particular brings form to strong and happy thoughts in particular.
I can see why tri wouldn’t resist the urge to take advantage of the theory. Especially if it brings logic to the existence of these and many of the other implied Parallels Worlds that form the multi-universe of this series.
Well, I can only guess this is what the Quantum Sea the Homeostasis speak of is all about. Obviously, I may be completely wrong here.
But add the belief that Light and Darkness are the foundations of the cosmos (Yin and Yang) and you have the Homeostasis as this mystical being in charge of making sure this flow of energy works in perfect ballance and in perfect harmony, so the multi-universe doesn’t get compromised and the Digital World / Human World don’t fall.
i know ive already gotten into this many times before but arya isnt too damaged to live and love. that opinion is fucked up and stupid. like honestly pull your head out of your ass. arya is traumatized but that doesnt mean she’s not “”a normal person”” anymore than she’s “”a fantasy terminator”” (forget d&d’s hackjob) she is a real person - so to speak. thats the point. she’s a child and like so many others who have been exposed to this kind of violence she’s struggling. also just like literally every other pov btw. grrm is using many aspects of the child solider with her character. which is a situation that is all too real in war - even the ones going on today. these kids are the ones who are left homeless and starving and scared. they have their childhood torn from them and are forced to commit violence. thats arya. but she’s a not monster. she’s not too far gone either. she’s still a human being who deserve a life. because arya hasn’t lost her humanity. she is still driven by a desire to be with her pack - whether thats her friends or family. she loves deeper than any character in this series. and there are those who love her in return and will continue to do so no matter what. like gendry.
gendry and arya share very similar experiences. he’s her companion for two books. they both suffered and fought alongside each other in the war. they saw their friends die and dug graves and witnessed atrocities. they are both child soldiers who have killed in battle. gendry knows that arya instigated weasel soup and he’s angry - but not scared. he saw her hands covered in blood after she silt the harrenhal guards throat but he never recoils from arya. while they’re on the run he still makes sure arya sleeps and eats first. he doesnt see her as a monster. she’s a little girl who tries to be brave but has been through a lot. after all the death and trauma he still teases and play wrestles with her. when she punches him he just laughs. with gendry she’s able to just be arya from winterfell again. she can let down her guard and drop the aliases. he thinks her hands are soft even though he knows what theyve done. gendry only smiles with her. he’s clearly harboring a deep affection for her. and arya cares about him too. he’s her “pack” and her “true friend”
gendry has no reason to fear arya. she would never hurt him. their entire relationship is built on trust. he’s also in no position to judge her since he’s working for an undead zombie who casually hangs people. which, again, is an experience not unlike what arya is going through with the faceless men. she’s not too damaged for him. she’s not too dark or scary either. they are kindred spirits who are going through many of the same struggles. they’re feeling the same grief and fear and anger. if anyone can understand what arya’s gone through its gendry.
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Rules/Reglas: copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people / copia este post en uno nuevo, remueve mis respuestas y coloca las propias, y entonces tangea a 10 personas
B - BIGGEST FEAR/MIEDO MÁS GRANDE: To be hungry/ El hambre es cabrona .-.
C - CURRENT TIME: 12:27 pm (a lo mejor y es más tarde cuando termine)
D - DRINK YOU LAST HAD/LO ÚLTIMO QUE BEBISTE: Chocolate milk / Leche chocolatada :v
E - EVERY DAY STARTS WITH/CADA DÍA EMPIEZA CON: A fall (I’m kind of clumsy as they will understand lol)/Una caída (soy algo torpe como comprenderán lol )
F - FAVORITE SONG/CANCIÓN FAVORITA: Waiting for love - Avicii
G - GHOSTS, ARE THEY REAL/LOS FANTASMAS, ¿SON REALES?: Lol of course not, but if there are other things :v / Lol claro que no pero si existen otras cosas :v
H - HOMETOWN/CIUDAD NATAL: Guadalajara (Jalisco state, México country)
I - IN LOVE WITH/ENAMORADO DE: Tacos ❤️
J - JEALOUS OF/CELOS DE: The cat of my neighbor / El gato del vecino
K - KILLED SOMEONE/¿MATASTE A ALGUIEN?: Only in videogames lol / En el juego que les conté
L - LAST TIME YOU CRIED/LA ÚLTIMA VEZ QUE LLORASTE: Last night :v (Antes de dormir, no pregunten)
M - MIDDLE NAME/SEGUNDO NOMBRE: I do’t have / Mis papás son codos y me dieron sólo uno
N - NUMBER OF SIBLINGS/ ¿CUÁNTOS HERMANOS?: One demon elf and one on the way / Un duende demoníaco y otro en camino
O - ONE WISH/UN DESEO: That special person who is no longer here / Ustedes saben .-.
P - PERSON YOU LAST CALLED/TEXTED/ÚLTIMA PERSONA QUE LLAMASTE O MENSAJEASTE: Cetus :v tengo un problema, i know it
Q- QUESTION YOU’RE ALWAYS ASKED/LA PREGUNTA QUE MÁS HACES: U forgive me? (I’m Sagittarius, you know) / ¿Me perdonas?
R - REASON TO SMILE / RAZONES PARA SONREIR: TACOOOSSS
S - SONG LAST SANG/ÚLTIMA CANCION QUE ESCUCHASTE (creo que hay un error en el original .-. ):
Sucker for Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft X Ambassadors (Si, ando por el blog)
T - TIME YOU WOKE UP/HORA A LA QUE TE DESPERTASTE: 5:30 am
U - UNDERWEAR COLOR/ COLOR DE ROPA INTERIOR (¿qué preguntas son estas?): Stay with the doubt / ¿Enserio creyeron que lo diría? e.e
V - VACATION DESTINATION/DESTINO VACACIONAL: The farther the better / Cuanto más lejos mejor xD
W - WORST HABIT/PEOR HÁBITO: Act and not warn / Hacer las cosas sin decir agua va :v
X - X-RAYS YOU’VE HAD/RAYOS X QUE TE HAN SACADO: The left arm as x1000 / El brazo izquierdo como 1000 veces
Y - YOUR FAVORITE FOOD/COMIDA FAVORITA: TACOOOSSS ❤️
Z - ZODIAC SIGN/SIGNO DEL ZODIACO: Sagittarius / Sagi please xD (OFIUCO LIFE!)
Oh my god okay I have so many that I’ll never do because time, but I’ve got billions, so if anyone is looking for random ideas, this is the place for you.
pro figure skater AU: Hux is a career-driven skater determined to make it onto the Olympic team, no matter what anyone else thinks. Kylo just wants to skate to the Imperial March. They are the least compatible ice-dance team history has ever seen, but they’ve got to make it work.
Hunger Games AU: Kylo is a slightly unstable volunteer for the Games (against his parents’ wishes), who everyone thinks only volunteered so he can kill people. Hux is the ruthless career who’s only here to win. (I think this one’s been mentioned before).
Alien AU: Kylo is a down-on-his luck spacer who just wants to get paid. Hux is in command of the ship, but everything keeps going wrong. And that’s before another crewer is brought back from a planetary excursion with a strange creature attached to their face…
Alternate Alien AU: Tensions are high on the Finalizer as she heads into the Unknown Regions to deliver Kylo for the finishing of his training. Hux and Kylo both are annoyed that Kylo has to be escorted while they’re at war, but it soon becomes clear that this is part of Snoke’s ruse. And then crewers start dying, one by one.
James Bond AU: Kylo Ren is one of MI-6′s best agents, loved and hated in equal measures by M and command branch, and utterly detested by Q branch for never being able to return his gadgets in once piece. Hux is Q, and hates Agent Ren with an unprofessional passion.
Alternate James Bond AU: Hux is a card-carrying Bond villain. It’s down to Agent Ren to convince him that there’s perks to being a Bond girl that don’t include world destruction.
Zodiac AU: Hux is a prestigious police detective from San Francisco PD in 1969, Kylo is an junior journalist who is a tad obsessive and loves puzzles. Their paths cross during the hunt for the Zodiac killer.
Bodyguard AU: Hux is a very famous and beloved politician, venerated as the savior and leader of his country. However, multiple attempts on his life have been made after a political crisis breaks between his country and its neighbors, and he is convinced to hire a personal bodyguard to accompany him at all times until the crisis passes. This bodyguard is Kylo Ren, and in his opinion Hux has the most obnoxious personality on Earth.
Kingsman AU: A blond woman in an aggressively impressive suit comes to save Kylo Ren’s delinquent ass when he calls in a mysterious favor owed his dead father. She calls herself Gallahad and offers Kylo a chance at saving the planet and a really nice suit. Kylo can tolerate just about every other kid at the trials except Hux, who comes out on top again and again. Their rivalry is thrown aside, however, when the powerful Snoke Corporation’s plan to kill 99% of the world population is brought to light.
Pacific Rim AU: Humanity is on its last legs. In a last-ditch effort, the Jager program is re-instituted. Among its recruits are Hux and Kylo Ren, bitter enemies and veterans from the program’s glory days, both of whose partners were killed. Of the many recruits considered, they alone are drift-compatible. And they’re humanity’s last hope.
Firefly AU: Hux, a promising young cadet at the Alliance academy, defects and rescues Kylo Ren, the subject of a brutal Alliance training program that has made him into a living weapon. To Han Solo, captain of the Serenity, all he sees is a rich but clueless young man and a box full of crazy, which happens to contain his long-lost son.
Jason Bourne AU: Kylo Ren wakes up with no recall of his past, with nothing to guide him but a name and a bank number. The already difficult task of piecing together his past is complicated significantly by the ginger gunman someone has dogging him all over the world.
The 10th Victim AU: Matched “Victims” and “Hunters” play a game of death, tasked to kill 10 opponents without being killed themselves. Kylo Ren is on his 10th hunt, and he’s been assigned the role of Victim. Hux, his Hunter, is also on his tenth hunt. Who will win? (Hint: they elope)
Vauge but Obligatory Ex Machina AU: Ben Solo, alias Kylo Ren, is a famous hacker invited to the private mansion of the CEO of Snoke Corporation, with the promise of something that will “fascinate him.” This is Hux, the first artificial consciousness, with a mind so beautiful Kylo would give all his remaining years of life to study. But Kylo soon realizes that Hux is not the only prisoner in Snoke’s mansion: he himself has been taken captive. And now he and Hux must escape.
In Time AU: Humans are quasi-immortal, but time to live is the new currency. Kylo Ren is a man with a mission of revenge after the death of his (mother? sister? father? cousin? dog? you pick)–he wants to level the playing field between the rich–born with hundreds of years already on their clocks, and the poor like himself. Pursued by the Time Keepers, Kylo somewhat accidentally kidnaps Hux, the son of an impossibly wealthy man in New Greenwich, and his unwilling hostage soon becomes his ally as they cross they country robbing the rich of excess time and giving it to the poor. (I suggest you watch the movie, it’ll make more sense).
Vague Terminator AU: Hux is leader of humanity in the war against machines. But 20 years prior to that, he’s an ordinary man in an ordinary world, targeted by an impossibly powerful assassin named Kylo Ren, apparently his future nemesis traveled back in the past to kill him before he can rise to power. Coming to his aid is Ben Solo, his future ally and lover, who has traveled from an even more distant future to protect him.
Irreverent Matrix AU: Ben Solo, bored office worker extraordinaire and hacker Kylo Ren by night, dreams every night of a mysterious (but attractive) ginger man in a tight-fitting leather suit. He soon realizes that his reality is false and that he’s a lot kinkier (and gayer) than originally bugdeted for. Oh yeah, and he’s also the One meant to bring freedom to humanity. But so far virtual sex with physics turned off has been more fun.
Hannibal AU: Kylo is a very socially awkward psychology guest lecturer who has a large collection of dogs and empathy scores off the charts. He’s asked to consult with the FBI on a string of grisly murders as a profiler for his unique ability to see evidence from the killer’s point of view. But when staring into the abyss, there’s always the danger of falling in: and that’s where Hux comes in, a psychologist with a dangerous passion for psychoanalysis and fine dining. He’s meant to keep Kylo from tipping over the edge, but in reality he’s hell bent on pulling him over it–and maybe making him into a fine meal.
I Hunt Killers AU: Kylo Ren is a mostly ordinary teenager with foster parents he pretends he hates (but really doesn’t) in a small town he definitely does hate, and his best friend/boyfriend, Hux, is really his only his only friend. The thing that makes Kylo Ren not ordinary is that his biological father was arrested for the murder of over a hundred people when Kylo was eight. His father, a killer who was known to the media as “Snoke,” had wanted Kylo to become an even better killer than himself. And now, eight years after Snoke’s arrest, the body count is going up again–and Kylo is somehow at the heart of it, not to mention the prime suspect.
Ender’s Game AU: Hux is a child genius, brilliant military tactician, and will save humanity–if he can survive his rigorous training first. Kylo Ren is an absolute child and a liability, but Hux does have to concede he is very good at protecting him from his enemies. (pls for the love of god make the relationship platonic, a friendship, unless you age up a lot)
Iliad/Troy AU: Listen this is completely trash but I NEED it so let me have this. Kylo is the greatest fighter of the Greeks, ferocious and feared over Mediterranean, Hux is his best friend and lover, a deadly warrior in his own right. Together, they are an unstoppable killing machine. When Snoke, the leader of the Greeks, snubs Kylo, he retreats from the Trojan War and refuses to fight. Hux takes Kylo’s armor and fights, out of loyalty to Greece, and turns the tide of the disastrous battle, but is killed, as fated by the gods. Kylo is destroyed, and enraged–he wants revenge at any cost, including his own death.
If you do any of these, please please PLEASE let me know!! I would love more than anything to read it. Honestly, I will probably cry. (I may add more later). (Also consider that in ANY of these Kylo and Hux can be genderswapped because we really need more lesbian fic in this fandom).
The reason for this is that, well, I can’t really support it if it doesn’t want me to!
The old V-pets are expensive (although I have to buy one eventually for spite reasons. I am that guy), I don’t own a PS4 for their newest games, the 3DS games are Japan exclusive, and I couldn’t even download Digimon links because it took up too much space. Over a gigabyte. That’s crazy! The last English Nintendo Digimon game was worlds dawn and dusk, which are difficult to find, and any other merch is either inch-tall figurines, or hyper-expensive LCD electronics.
To put it into perspective, for the V-pet ver. 20th, you’re looking at £60. For a ver. 1, you’re looking at £30-£50. For a Digivice ver. 15th, you’re paying out the ass, at like £150. For a Digivice 1999, which are really rare, it’s between £70-£100. I’ve seen Taichi’s goggles on eBay, an item I would snap up in an instant if I had the chance. £120.
Their most expensive item recently was the limited edition Beelzebumon leather jacket at… wait for it…
£3000. Bandai thought it would be a good idea to market a jacket at £3000.
On the flip side, the least expensive electronic is the D-terminal from the year 2000, at about £10-£20, but it’s pretty much useless without any digivices or V-pets to connect to it, so that would first go back to picking up an expensive V-pet.
And just to ice the cake, this isn’t even their fault, but the Japanese price for a Digital Monster ver. 20th: £25. Twenty-five fucking quid. They’re taunting us. I swear.
And it’s an easy fix! Literally all that needs to happen is, surprise, international marketing. Bandai is a huge global company, they can afford to at least try.