I couldn’t make this up even if I wanted too, I saw the most beautiful family today and honest to God, they looked like they were what the percabeth family would look like. I tried my hardest to capture their beauty and just pure love for each other but honestly, this doesn’t even hold a candle to their perfection.
The Enterprise is mainly inhabited by humans and, as such, is designed to conform to Earth standards. This means that the gravity, oxygen content and pressure are all set to optimal Terran conditions. So its temperature. Spock, having grown up on Vulcan, a much warmer planet, often finds the conditions onboard to be a little chilly. He attempts to counteract this by wearing more insulated clothing and keeping his personal quarters at a higher temperature, but even with these and other remedies there still arises the occasional complaint of Spock leaning on crew members for warmth.
btw Nick, what your opinion on doumeki so far? you know he cant enter the store, and he appears apparently just to antagonize watanuki. but you always have such a lovely understanding of characters that im very curious about what you think about this odd boy drags chair and sit on it and places chin in hands
THIS IS SUCH A NICE QUESTION OH MY GOODNESS.
My thoughts on Doumeki are very scattered but overwhelmingly positive. I adore him. So much.
The curious thing about Doumeki is that, like you say, he’s framed like he’s “antagonising” Watanuki - and yet most of the time this is absolutely not the case at all, and it’s just because Watanuki assumes he is. The narrative is very much told from Watanuki’s perspective and OH BOY does Watanuki have intense feelings about things, and they don’t actually match up entirely with the reality of the situation.
In the same way that he adores Himawari (who does not return his affections in the slightest and, though always positive, is a lukewarm friend at best) he is constantly frustrated by Doumeki’s entire existence (though he is pictured here actually going out of his way to check up on Watanuki). In both cases he is misreading the other person’s intentions; he lets his own pre-conceived ideas become the lens through which he sees the world to the point where he doesn’t see what’s right in front of him.
But this isn’t a criticism of Watanuki. It’s an incredibly human thing that CLAMP have managed to capture incredibly well, and mismatched perspectives are a continuous theme throughout xxxHolic as a whole. Eventually this will change, BUT ALL THAT ASIDE
Doumeki is a saint. We’ve seen time and time again that he’ll put himself at risk to save Watanuki’s life without hesitation, and will endure things for hours, without logical explanation just to ensure that Watanuki is safe. The fact that Watanuki finds his presence annoying is especially ironic when you consider that Doumeki has no obligation to hang out with him at all, that he does it all by choice, and that even though he finds Watanuki’s screaming annoying he will still turn up uninvited to hang out with him anyway.