damn i love these

Not to be too basic but a whole audience singing a song in unison along with the singer is one of the most beautiful things ever.

“Hey, I’m on my way to your room for a nap.”
“Ok. Wait. Keith, are you parading with your ace blanket—again?”
“…Maybe. I’m eating ice cream, too. Can’t share that, but the blanket I can.”

So our resident proud ace boy was born on Asexual Awareness Week! <3 
Just let him have his nap on his birthday. This is Part 2 of this. Redbubble

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“Hey, whatchu drawing?” Cups. I’m drawing cups. 

You guys have no idea how much Cuphead arts I’ve been drawing. I love me them cupboys *inhales* Also that last shitpost is because of my sudden realization of how ridiculously big I draw their heckin’ hands. 

I’m no expert—I’m hearing and my understanding of American Sign Language is extremely limited—so please feel free to correct/add on to this! But I was just really struck by (and loved!) Elisa’s “F U” to Strickland in the above scene, which was featured at the end of the newly-released Red Band trailer for The Shape of Water.

Here, Elisa is literally signing “F” and “U” from the ASL alphabet, but what makes this so striking is that, by doing so, she’s not exactly speaking ASL—she’s fingerspelling English. 

ASL is a completely separate language from spoken/written English, and fingerspelling is pretty much only used if there are no ASL equivalents for what needs to be conveyed, such as in the case of names. (In fact, when I was learning ASL, my teacher waited a while before teaching us the alphabet because she didn’t want us fingerspelling English instead of actually trying to sign!)

So the fact that Elisa uses fingerspelling here, when there are other ways in ASL to convey the idea of “fuck you,” says a lot. It says even more when you consider how she’s fingerspelling, since her fingerspelling here is not how a deaf person/someone who speaks ASL would typically fingerspell. 

‘Cause fingerspelling? It’s fast. Extremely fast. Each letter flows smoothly into the next. When you fingerspell, it should be an incredibly fluid motion.

But here? That’s 110% not the case. Elisa is slow and measured. She holds out each letter nice and long. It’s the kinda way you’d fingerspell to someone learning ASL—and actually, my teacher would say to not even do that. If you slow down so much for them all the time, they’ll never be able to keep up with real ASL!

So, this scene? This scene with Elisa fingerspelling something that doesn’t need to be fingerspelled, in an incredible, deliberate, slower-than-college-WiFi pace? Well, Elisa is doing more than just dissing Strickland—she’s absolutely taunting him. She’s saying, “I’m speaking your language. I dare you to understand me.”

And she knows that he won’t. She’s speaking crystal clearly, no stuttering, no hesitance, no nothing, and Strickland can’t even be damned to attempt the basic ASL alphabet because he would never, ever try to understand anything different from him.

And Elisa knows this and completely, totally rubs it in his bigoted face.

Voltron SingerAU

Because an anon prompted this:

“ Okay but consider this; Kuro singing “call me devil” by friends in Tokyo. I would really love to see how you would draw him singing. Voltron singer AU!!  Oh gosh please say yes!”

… And I simply couldn’t resist making up some stuff. So there you go (sorry, it’s very sketchy):

1. Kuro singing “Call Me Devil” (by Friends in Tokyo)

Also: Kuro being a rockstar and kinda stumbling upon Lance, a singer/songwriter, during one of his binge drinking sessions is my new aesthetic for this AU.


2. Keith singing “Kiss Me Before I F*cking Lose My Mind” (by Charlie Puth) to Shiro… on stage… in front of EVERYONE…

Because there’s nothing better than Keith and Shiro being a duo… a pining duo. For years. Until Keith finally confesses to Shiro on stage with a song - without Shiro knowing what’s going on at first of course.


Allura might be their label manager or something. And Pidge and Hunk are the tech support (because I think neither of them would enjoy standing in the spotlight. They’re more like the people making sure everything’s working backstage).

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Cat Person / Dog Person