docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

What did you make of Lotor's little "victory or death" outburst while fighting the white lion? Some people seem to have taken it as evidence that he's not sincere about changing and just using Team Voltron to get what he wants. My initial thought was that it was something he'd so deeply internalized and it's just the mindframe he reverted to in times of stress/danger. Your thoughts?

When we hear galra aristocrats like Throk use “Victory or death” it roughly means “I’m risking my life to succeed because I won’t back down.”

I think there’s a pretty significant difference with how Allura successfully evades the lion on many occasions while Lotor at one point falls on his back desperately holding its teeth away from his throat.

Lotor’s, as I’ve said in some of my analyses on the subject, doesn’t assume the lion is something he can negotiate with. It’s significant that while they’re traversing Oriande, that’s when Lotor opens up to Allura about the destroyed colony.

In Lotor’s experience, every time he has something good going on, someone comes to ruin it.

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docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

bruce, reading in monotone off an index card: this bitch empty *looks at tim, who is behind the camera* do i "yeet" before or after I throw the can? tim: while you throw the can. bruce: oh okay, yeet *throws can*

i’d say that the grammatical error would bother bruce enough that he’d have to say it as, “this bitch is empty. i yeet.”

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

any speculations about the backstories of lotor's generals?

Honestly while some of this is pure uncut headcanon I like the idea that Lotor and the Generals met up when they were kids. I have the thought that they were all probably in very different bad situations that they couldn’t do much about and kind of, found common ground, commiserated, and started working together to get by and improve their situations.

My personal headcanons right now are:

Acxa went into basically the galra equivalent of the Galaxy Garrison, faced maltreatment/bullying because of her heritage, got into fights as a result which she was usually the one blamed for and kind of folded inward/turned stiffly formal as a way to try and manage. Was also talented, driven, and hardworking, but Lotor and the others were the main people to really acknowledge her for that. 

Zethrid had history as a gladiator, where survival and acceptance basically hinged on victory against increasingly tough odds. The scar under her eye came from that part of her life. Lotor and company helped her break out and hid her for a while.

Ezor grew up on the streets/in poverty and did some begging but mostly distracted people and committed various acts of larceny to make ends meet.

Narti I’m not sure about but someone aired the idea that she might’ve been an experiment for part of her life and I think that’s Kinda Neat, alternatively I sort of imagine that she and Ezor were buddies with Ezor helping her get around before she had Kova.

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

how much do you think haggar remembers from before she and zarkon "died"? did she forget that they were married? or just how he brought her back?

My take on it is sorta similar to my take on Lance not remembering his and Keith’s bonding moment- like… By the time Zarkon submersed Honerva in the rift, she was pretty dang out of it. She was awake enough when she asked him to do it, but, not really lucid, and it took longer for Zarkon to assemble and deceive the team.

Spoken as someone who has been suspecting since back in season 2 that Zarkon and Haggar were married because the way Haggar balks and “I’ve forgotten my place” is just one of a lot of times where Haggar betrays that with Zarkon, she really does expect, and usually share with him, a level of intimacy that he straight up does not give other people.

That she hasn’t before called him “husband” is, I think, significant because Haggar is a deeply private person. We see this in her past self- she works seemingly, almost completely alone and immerses aggressively in her work.

That she was there to have this revelation alone and chasing anybody else away from Zarkon’s side but her, would tell me that Haggar definitely remembered she and Zarkon had something special, and especially close about them.

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

wasn't the diana's whole Thing in the dceu that she just sort of laid low between steve trevor's death and the events of BvS? do you think having a film set between those two points would undercut her arc at all?

lol, that’s exactly why I think it’s a dumb idea for the movie to be set in the 80s. They should be moving forward with her character development, not backwards.

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

hi can we talk about lance and how underappreciated he is?

um, always!!! Lance is my favorite character, like for a couple months i wasnt into voltron anymore but s2′s Langst brought me right back (i feel like my lance tag is 96% angst)

tbh i know its not gonna happen but i REALLY WANT black paladin!lance!!! probably bc that way he gets the most screen time, but at this point im not even sure if he’s gonna have his own arc next season D: i know most people agree that its being set up, but……im worried

at this point i dont even know if its a writing decision or like a bias, like from what we’ve seen of the first two seasons who do you think the fave characters are? (shiro, keith, pidge, and allura to a lesser extent)

Lance is impressive! he’s smart and tactical and an amazing shot!! his ideas are good and i want him to BE APPRECIATED

thanks for asking :D what do you think, and what would be your ideal season 3 arc for lance?

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

idk if you've heard but joey is going to be on Arrow and they've cast liam hall to play him. your thoughts? do you have high hopes (or any hopes at all) for a live action joey?

it came up on my facebook feed a while back actually! i was pretty surprised; i don’t follow arrow at all but i was sure they’d said joey wasn’t going to be in it. maybe he’s been received well enough in the deathstroke comics lately for the showrunners to change their minds? 

the actor they’ve chosen isn’t to my taste at all (where are joey’s blond curls???), but i think the way the character is portrayed will take precedence over physical appearance - robbie amell is my favourite live-action fred jones, after all. if joey’s just another edgy vigilante with grant or rose’s personality then i won’t be interested, but if he’s truer to his classic self (and perhaps even has his disability?) then this could be a great step forward and i’d love to see where it goes.

i don’t know enough about DC’s TV-universe (is there a better name for that? flash and arrow and supergirl and so forth) to expect good or bad things, so i’m going to push this to the back of my mind until it actually happens. it’s too exhausting to hope, but a pleasant surprise would be very welcome!

damian keeps a kitten in his coat at all times

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Her name is Sassafras and she’s a good sidekick. She sits in his shirt pocket and watches Damian play video games. She gives moral support during those weekly charity galas. She helped Damian choose the coat she rides in. And by choose, I mean she peed on it and he had to buy it. Normally lime green isn’t his color. But it sort if matches her eyes, so he’s okay with that.

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

any more headcanons about what it's like working for dr. sable?

It’s probably not a good idea for the boss to get drinks with the workers. But when they were talking about it at the end of Friday, he suddenly just–appeared. There was no getting rid of him now, and they couldn’t cancel, because they were all suddenly STARVING. So they went out to a bar and it was pretty much a disaster. They were out of everything. Even the tiny bowl of peanuts on the counter was moldy. Next week they’ll have to make extra sure he’s not lurking around some corner when they talk about where they’re going to go. Drinks with coworkers doesn’t even seem like his kind of thing, but the guy just seems so eager.

(Thanks for the ask!)

docloudscomeinpurple  asked:

do you think lotor writes down his speeches before he gives them? does he practice looking in a mirror? did he have his generals rehearse that scene in the gladiator arena?

I’d guess Lotor and company are inclined to ad-lib. They pretty much specialize in being closely in sync, constantly reevaluating the situation, and going in with specific goals but not too much of a strategy beyond “who goes where” unless it’s really warranted.

So, yeah, Lotor probably had the topics down but three guesses says he just rattled it off the top of his head.