This is your Thursday reminder for writing a thing on hand-holding.
lmao I can’t believe someone actually sent me a reminder.
It’s not gonna be a long thing, I just wouldn’t have had time to make even really shitty gifs until I finished my finals today.
So when I watched volume 3 in theaters when they were doing the screenings last year, I noticed that in this shot, it looks like Blake’s stroking the side of Yang’s hand with her thumb. It’s the tiniest movement, so I never noticed it before then because it’s such a small part of the shot, but if you’re watching it on a huge screen, it’s a lot easier to notice it.
After I got home, I decided to rewatch the scene while staring at Blake and Yang’s hands in every shot they were in to see if there was anything else.
And there’s this other shot where there’s a tiny movement that looks like Blake tightening her grip on Yang’s hand.
Funnily enough, to me anyways, this is the “Sun looking back at Blake and Yang and the focus of the shot is clearly Blake holding Yang’s hand” shot.
And the best part is, they changed the way Blake’s hand is positioned just for this shot. Her fingers are resting in Yang’s palm in every other shot of their hands except this one.
Besides the two gifs, here’s a compilation of every time we see Blake and Yang’s hands in that whole scene.
The order of events is the left shot of the compilation, the middle shot of the compilation, the gif where Blake’s hand is positioned differently, the other gif, and the right shot in the compilation.