elevated pool

me: remembers season two was actually written & planned years ago so the writers didn’t know klance would even be so popular which means the whole elevator episode was planned from the start

me:

Okay I am really sick and tired of people complaining about how mean Lance is to Keith, and I’m here to remind you that Keith is just as willing of a participant in their banters! Not to mention, Keith says mean things to Lance without being provoked either! For example

  • “We could toss out some nonessential weight” said to Lance specifically in the first episode
  • “YOU ARE THE WORST PILOT EVER”
  • purposely misleading Lance in the invisible maze. 
  • “I’M NOT SCARED!!!” as he does the same thing as Lance, and also goes faster because he wants in to the competition too
  • “What’s that? I-I can’t hear you, you’re cutting off!” aka Keith being a little shit for fun
  • “The amount of information in your brain could be stored in a paper airplane” Keith insults Lance without provocation. Hell, Lance didn’t even talk to Keith thus far in that scenario, it was Keith that initiated the banter
  • The entirety of the elevator/pool scene. Keith was rude to Lance when Lance didn’t do anything

Also have you guys seen teenage boys bantering? That’s what they do. There’s really no real venom to their words. Not to mention Keith and Lance have many instances of getting along well. Plus Keith is pretty rude to everyone at one point. He says a lot of mean things to Pidge as well.

Plus, Lance also engages in similar banter with Hunk and Pidge. Pidge makes waaay more cruel remarks to Lance and everyone else yet I don’t see y’all hating on her. Only being happy at how “sassy” she is. Stop right there. Enough with the colourism. If you’re gonna blame Lance for being mean to Keith, you also better blame Keith and Pidge for being mean to Lance as well.

Claustrophobia

Season 2 fix-it (add-in for the pool scene, since there was a big gap between when the lights go out in the elevator and when we next see Lance and Keith, halfway up the elevator shaft. this is nothing but a spawn of my headcanon that Lance developed claustrophobia after the incidents with the cryopod and the airlock in s1 ep9)

[read on ao3]

As soon as the elevator rumbles, Lance decides that the universe is just really fucking against him. 

He’s exhausted and irritated, and on top of everything, he’s now stuck in a cramped elevator with Keith, of all people.

A really freaking cramped elevator.

“Brilliant,” Lance mutters. “That’s just brilliant.”

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Literally no one asked but here are my thoughts on s2

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-galra Keith!! Holy shit and it was so emotionally well done
-death of sheith
-but also the affectionate but not a shippy bonding between shiro and Keith. Wholesome. Good.
-the scenery? The backgrounds? As usual the cinematography was flawless
-the soundtrack, too, gorgeous
-overall development for the villians
-haggars Altean? Dude. Sick. I can’t wait to see where this goes.
-group of galra rebels! It makes sense. Like no race is entirely alike and this is coooooool
-Keith’s dad? Looks insanely like shiro. They’re related somehow I wanna know more
-just. Keith and shiro this season, their separate development
-klance pool + elevator. Nice. Excellent. My brand,
-Allura?? Being strong?? Constantly hoisting grown men???
-hunk beating up lance?? sorry lance but that was awesome. Also e2, lance and his apparently lifelong love of mermaids..pure
-lance insecurity!!! Setting stuff up for more development!!
-the final battle was well done, seriously. It felt like a whole new..thing but was still the same show. Gorgeous.
-shay, if only for a bit
-also that Allura wasn’t ready to immediately accept Keith as galra. I didn’t want her to be perfect and gracious and that was refreshing
-lance’s sniping, though it was too small an insecurity arc

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-hunks character development almost …regressed. I saw more food jokes/references than s1 and less smart hunk examples (but there were a few!!)
-honestly…lance was like. Gone the whole season. Hunk who? Lance who?
-Keith and Allura like…interacting. Episode 6 where they ran off in the pod, and lance implied he was worried abt them being a thing (I like to think its bc he likes Keith but) like there were too many moments that could have been…shippy. ew
- where…,was the klance,, like we got the one scene but….., dude
- like 9 different times: “Allura ur gonna die” “we don’t have a choice” *allura recovers from near death just in time to save voltron*
-lance?? Too Hetero. Let him flirt with a boy…….. entire season….too Hetero. Dreamworks wyd
-lance kept acting stupid. the one time, with the alien time measurement, he was smart. But the rest of the season, for how little he heckin showed up, he made “dumb” decisions, etc
-did I mention? Where’s the gay? Where’s the klance.
-most of all they skipped so much with keith’s galra arc. When they switched from just Keith + Shiro knowing to everyone knowing the next ep, I legitimately thought I missed a whole episode like did they really cut out the initial reactions of team Voltron??? Apparently.
-combining the previous two. We don’t get to see lance’s reaction? Dreamworks. Dude

No one seems to understand the importance of the whole elevator and pool scene.

One it’s completely unnecessary, because both of them are dead ass tired and ready to just faint into a sleep coma for the next few months but the staff still put it in there.

And two, climbing up the elevator shaft like that takes alot of trust and teamwork from both parties, that’s not just something you can do out of the blue, especially with someone who you (apparently) don’t work well with.

Especially given how high they were those two idiots could have died or at least broken multiple bones but they trust the other to help hold them up and just…appreciate that moment more please.

Also their smirks, appreciate those too

I have actually been to a real-life Northwest Mansion. I befriended this girl during high school freshman orientation and she invited me to hang out (we didn’t stay friends, she turned out to be a total jerk). We drove to her grandparents’ house and pulled up to a gate with a button outside that you could press to talk to a butler or something. I had no idea what was going on at this point - I thought maybe it was the gate to a whole community. Nope. A long driveway led to a gigantic manor on a hill… the dog ate freshly cooked roast chicken every day, there was at least one elevator, a pool, a pool house, a basement theatre with a huge screen, rows of seats, a bar, and entire rooms that seemed to serve no other purpose than to showcase a particular aesthetic style. One was entirely dedicated to immaculate white - white carpet, white walls, white upholstery, white decor…. and no, I wasn’t allowed to set foot in it.

That… was a weird day, let me tell you. The whole time I was there, it felt like I was being tested. The girl insisted on watching ‘Saved!’, which is an odd choice for someone you just met and know almost nothing about. Her parents interrogated me about my politics, my diet, my community involvement…. I was not invited back, and a couple of months later, she abruptly stopped acknowledging my existence and has not spoken a word to or made eye contact with me since.