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On an unrelated note, the latest food supplement was discontinued

*zilophone music intensifies*

First off this art is pure and adorable

And second

I am shipping Zilo

Look at that precious look Zack’s giving Milo. He thinks Milo is being adorable (so do I)

The scene changes to ship on the coast Rushima. It can be seen from the traces there has been a fight that took place in the room. Corpses of investigators, as well as a dead Yoshitoki who was pierced by a Quinque.

In the middle of all that stood Matsuri.

“Please explain it again, Sepcial Class Washuu…”

Matsuri keeps his gun as he replies to the communication.

“The commanding officer, Special Class Marude, has committed ‘junshi’.”
“He took after (chased after) 'Director Washuu who passed away’ after being attacked by someone.”
“…I will be taking main command.”
“The problem has been handled.”

“You, Urie… go to S-Special Class Houji for support…”

Matsuri stumbles on his words but manages. He throws his gun then droops onto the chair.

Matsuri: …
Matsuri: Pa…
Matsuri: …pa…
Matsuri: PAPAAAA!!!
Matsuri: Marude… MaruDEEEE!!
Matsuri: You won’t get away with this… I won’t forgive you…
Matsuri: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!
(Matsuri uses ‘atashi’ which is commonly used by females.)

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We wanted a moment to appreciate these two guys David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner who were story/script editors in the early days of Doctor Who but who essentially saved the day on many occasions and had such important jobs at such a hectic and crucial time, on a programme with an uncertain future. 

These guys kept the characters consistent, they ironed out all the mistakes, they added jokes, and emotional scenes where there may have been none, they also wrote stories themselves (though they were not allowed to write a serial whilst serving as the story editor- though a couple of times this rule had to be broken)

On the commentary for the Chase, director Richard Martin talks about how little Terry Nation actually contributed to his scripts and how though a brilliant ideas man, offered little in the way of character interaction and emotion. In the episode ‘Journey into Terror’ Dennis Spooner and Richard received some old envelopes from Terry with ‘there you go, you do it boy’ scrawled over it and they had to write the episode themselves with no idea where the story-line was going from that point. Richard also explains how Morton Dill’s teasing of the Dalek was almost certainly added by Dennis Spooner as was Ian and Barbara’s full goodbye sequence, and we’re certain that Susan’s goodbye was the work of David Whitaker. It’s also said that David Whitaker often changed much of Terry’s scripts giving Ian’s action to Barbara where she had little, and the story editors kept the character development constant and flowing throughout. 

Have been thinking about this a lot and just think these guys were fantastic.