Mike was never a big fan of Valentine’s day. To be quite fair, it may have been his least favorite day of the whole year. It was just a dumb day where his sister would rush off to school to be all grossly romantic with her boyfriend and his parents would be out all night on a romantic dinner that left Nancy to babysit both of the younger kids (her form of babysitting consisted of strict homework time, vegetables for dinner, and early bedtime. What fun) and kids at school teased him with insulting fake Valentine’s cards. The upside, if any, was the cheap drugstore chocolate that went on sale the next day, which he raided with his friends as they pooled their allowances together. With Eleven around, naturally, she had a lot of questions, most of which her best friends answered with enthusiasm and great detail. When she asked the dreaded Valentine’s Day question, Mike Wheeler felt his cheeks burning up before his friends could even open their big mouths in laughter or light teasing. To get out of the question unscathed, he quickly threw together an explanation with hearty emphasis on its stupidity and cheesiness, though quite aware of El’s dissatisfied expression. She didn’t press the matter, to his surprise, and they all went on with their month, dreading the lovey-doviness at school on that stupid holiday. As the day rolled around and the four boys locked their bikes onto the rack, Eleven pulled up quickly afterward—little pink bows and heart hairbands that Hopper had affixed into her curls and a wrinkled paper bag in the basket of her bike. She fished through the bag and proudly handed each of her best friends the specially personalized cards she made (construction paper hearts practically dripping in glitter and lace with carefully penned cheesy poetry and sentiments) along with full sized candy bars. Rolling their eyes playfully at the dorkiness, Lucas, Dustin, and Will hugged and high-fived and fist-pumped her in thanks as they ran off to class. For some odd reason, though, Mike noticed her utterly puzzled expression as she looked for his…. “Hey, El, it’s really no problem if you forgot mine. I’m just..uh…happy to spend the day with you. We can go the arcade or something after school,” he said easily, not really paying attention to the eery smirk appearing on her face. Eleven quickly kissed his cheek, shoved a Valentine into his hands, and chased after the boys before she was late to science class. Mike Wheeler was certain in that moment that his entire brain function shut down, as he could barely focus on the heart-shaped card long enough to read the flowy script on the front— “Roses are red, Violets are blue, Eggos are very sweet, But not as sweet as you”
》Aphrodi and Fubuki《
I worked on these edits to calm down the last few days. I started with the idea of autumn edits but it turned into an Ares edit set. They aren’t really high quality but I wanted to share them… ( *ˊᵕˋ)♡
- He owns a black Maine Coon named Sigma. She’s a very big cat, with a terribly deep voice. Genda said it was a cat “just like her master”. Osamu raised an eyebrow to his comment.
- He travels a lot. His favourite destination is Madagascar.
- He is a compulsive workaholic. Working and/or training until exhaustion is a way for him to cope with things.
- He tries not to, but he is very gullible. Segata could tell him as a joke, “thunderstorms are created by the NASA to hide space battle noises” and he would believe it for a few seconds, like “oh, is that right? … WAIT you’re making fun of me aren’t you?!”
- Even after most of people his age left, he stayed the longest at Ohisama-en to help Hitomiko, since he is forever grateful to her to have been Neo Japan’s coach. Hitomiko had to almost throw him out on the streets, “You want to become a coach right? Then go.” “but, the kids-” “GO I TELL YOU.”
- He’s the one who has to drive to get pizzas during parties. Always.
- From time to time, he will enjoy splurging on luxury foods, like caviar and expensive red wine.
- He likes reading crime fiction and speculative fiction, especially the latter. He also really enjoys horror movies, as it doesn’t really scare him. It’s more fascinating than anything to him.
- He’s the best babysitter. He’s being like, “LET’S BUILD A LEGO TOWER SO BIG IT REACHES THE CEILING” and probably has more fun than the kids themselves.
- His favourite band is Dragonforce, and generally enjoys power metal. But he also listens to more traditional Japanese music.
- He laughs too much at Try not to laugh challenge videos. Like he’s laughing even before the video starts, just by seeing the title. If someone points out that he has lost the challenge, he will answer very seriously, “I didn’t laugh. That was not even funny.”
- Accidentally texts in a very “cute” fashion when he is enthusiastic about something. “LET’S ★ GO★ TRAINING” he sends to Genda, because he thinks the ★ are like explosions. Meanwhile, Genda is just like “wtf dude”.
If Clara had a choice to spend the rest of her days with either Eleven or Twelve, who do you think she'd pick? This is something I've been going back and forth about because she loves both of them and she probably spent an equal amount of time with them.
In some respects this question is almost moot because the Doctor is always the same man. He just looks different and his personality changes a bit. So Eleven and Twelve were the same man so it would not really matter who she picked. That said, she’d probably choose Twelve because of their shared experiences and the fact Twelve knows her more than Eleven did, simply because of the passage of time, and she knows the Twelfth Doctor more for the same reason. And Twelve would remember everything about Eleven.
Thing is, Clara loves The Doctor, not any specific incarnation. We saw this in Day of the Doctor when we saw her giving heart eyes to the War Doctor. If Clara were to return with the Thirteenth Doctor, the Fourteenth, I don’t expect her feelings for him to have changed in the slightest. Similarly, his feelings for her would not change either (assuming of course the neuroblock is eventually undone).
I love your blog. Finally something about Inazuma Eleven Go. <3 Could you analyze Tsurugi's character development through three seasons? :D
Thanks again anon! It’s comforting to know that there are so many fans out there who are passionate about Go, just like I am.
Okay Tsurugi throughout the entire three seasons. Tsurugi, just like many other characters in the show, is an extremely dynamic one(he changes A LOT). In InaGo itself he grows into a better person, but with each passing season, we see his personality change and evolve into something better and better. Now I sometimes feel overwhelmed by his character, especially because he has a heart of gold- like trust me this kid is literally a cinnamon roll inside, but still he holds remarkable skill, and is most likely the most feared player on the field in the Raimon Team. Like what is this kid not good at?
In Go, he first made his presence as the “bad boy” and was actually a major antagonist in the first 16-17 episodes. This kid almost injured Tenma on multiple occasions, terrorized the entire team, and literally harassed tortured Shindou. However we get to see a drop of humanity in him when we learn about his brother, but still that isn’t a good enough reason to justify his actions. Nevertheless later on, we see the turning point in his character which was when Tenma’s leg was almost going to be injured, but Tsurugi stepped in, arguing that nobody should be treated like that. It was here that I knew for sure that Tsurugi was going to end up good. If I was going to compare Tsurugi to anyone, it would be Prince Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender(If you haven’t watched this show, what even are you doing with your life). I say this because both of these characters started out hot-headed and temperamental, but they eventually go through this shift in their personality. However Zuko’s shift had more struggle(external and internal) while Tsurugi’s shift had to do with soccer and his brother. And finally during the last game of Go, he acknowledged that Tenma was an excellent friend- and was the catalyst for his change(however I think it’s mostly on his accord).
Just as I thought that Go would be the pinnacle of his character development, Tsurugi sure continued to surprise me. Even though Chrono Stone was basically a mess of a season, we see Tsurugi’s connection to soccer and his brother being strengthened especially in the start of the season, also this is the start of his “I need to level myself up” nature- when he got inspired by seeing Shindou practice with Fey to Mixi Max with Nobunaga.
Now in Galaxy, was where we see the true colors of his personality bubble up to the surface. We basically find out that he’s a sweet guy who cares about the well being of his teammates. He basically became like a Team Dad to the Galaxy Team, aiding them in their personal growth. Out of all three experienced soccer players, I argue that Tsurugi was the most helpful. It was Tenma’s first time being a Captain of a starter team, and Tenma mostly helped with the team’s emotional struggles. Shindou on the other hand, made his focus more singular, and I feel the team took him in a more negative way. Tsurugi however, actually sparked the team’s development both mental and physical. He grew into an excellent role model, and he learned to sacrifice his happiness when with Lalaya. He wanted to return to his team, but he knew what to do to help Earth- even if it would break his heart in the process. He grew immensely during this period, and also showed self control and restraint when he didn’t jump on immediately marrying Lalaya and becoming King of a powerful planet. He only seemed to do so- just to help Earth and his team. I also headcanon that in the future he could be Earth’s ambassador with Obies, so he could diplomatically connect with Lalaya’s kingdom. He stayed loyal and faithful- and to me, he’s the true hero of the series.
Apparently he started writing his play Salomé when he had lunch with some French writers and began to tell them this story he’d been thinking about for a while, embellishing it on the spot.
When he returned to his lodgings, he happened to have a blank notebook lying around, and suddenly had the idea to start writing this story down - he said he would never have done so if the notebook hadn’t been there already. So he wrote late into the night, and at ten or eleven o'clock he realised he needed to go and eat something. He went to the Grand Cafe, where the Tziganer orchestra was playing, and ordered some food. Then he turned to the conductor and said, “I am writing a play about a woman dancing with her bare feet in the blood of a man she has craved for and slain. I want you to play something in harmony with my thoughts.” According to Wilde, the orchestra proceeded to play “such wild and terrible music that those who were there ceased their talk and looked at each other with blanched faces.” Afterwards, Wilde returned home to finish the play.
Thanks for making me cry, twice. If you could write something about the boys, Eleven, & Max going to the park, getting ice-cream, and laying down in the grass and watching the clouds that would be great.
Sorry I made you cry, anon! Here’s a little something I threw together that I hope begins to make up for it!
“But if I could visit any other planet, it would be Mars because I think that’s most likely where aliens would live,” Max concluded, turning her attention back to the rapidly melting mint chocolate chip cone in her hand. El nodded thoughtfully, taking a bite of her own strawberry cone as she walked alongside Max down a shaded street in downtown Hawkins.
“I think I’d go to Saturn,” El mused aloud, remembering all the interesting facts Lucas and Mike had shared with her about each of the planets earlier that year. They had both been extremely eager to inform her that Titan—one of Saturn’s moons—had mountains named after the mountains from Tolkien. El, who had very quickly become enamoured with Tolkien and Middle Earth, was also very excited to learn this fact.
“Saturn is cool too,” Max nodded enthusiastically, “Oh, here’s a question! Would you rather go to space or explore under water?”
“Space,” El answered automatically, her face tightening ever so slightly at the mention of being under water. Though she tried to hide her expression, focusing on her ice cream, Max noticed almost immediately.
“Me too,” Max said with a smile, grabbing El’s free hand and giving it a quick squeeze, “Space is way better!”
It was then that the girls heard a familiar and friendly ringing from behind them. They turned just in time to see Lucas and Mike approaching on their bikes.
“We went by the Chief’s place, but he said Steve picked you up and brought you into town,” Mike explained as he came to a stop in front of them, balancing on his left leg.
“For ice cream,” Max nodded, holding up her half-finished cone. “We were gonna go to the park if you geeks want to join.” She grinned impishly, winking at Lucas, who rolled his eyes dramatically.
“Says you,” he retorted, “The biggest geek of us all.”
“I’m a hundred times cooler than any of you could ever hope to be,” Max scoffed playfully, “Except El, of course.”
“No one’s cooler than El,” Lucas agreed. El grinned and rolled her eyes, though there was no mistaking the slight blush on her cheeks. Mike too was blushing, because he agreed that there was no one cooler than El and to think that she liked him—as more than a friend—always sent him spiralling into hopeless red-facedness.
With the boys biking slowly ahead of them, looping back every so often to check in, Max and El continued to stroll down the sidewalk in their matching shared sneakers (a pink and a black one each), finishing their ice cream cones and chatting about outer space.
Once they arrived at the park, Max immediately challenged Lucas to a race across the monkey bars, the two running off and teasing each other mercilessly. Mike and El opted for a quieter activity, sprawling out across the tall grass the hill that overlooked Findley Park, watching as fluffy white clouds rolled by slowly overhead, their hands intertwined.