I know close to nothing about fencing- but I tried my best- if I butchered anything, please do tell me (i.e. using the wrong terminology for things) and I’ll be sure to fix it~
Jumin is known for being a perfectionist and he likes everything to be in place, if anything looks in the bit wrong, he’ll want to redo it until every single last detail is to his liking. He is someone that is very much “by the books” and likes to follow directions very closely. But as a lover, he has learned to accept your flaws for what they are and he doesn’t try to fix you. Except, of course, for when he sees you fencing.
Jumin goes to your practice one day and is appalled at the haphazard way in which you are standing and lunging. Not because your form was atrocious, but because one wrong step and you could hurt yourself. He had heard that you were a great fencer and was expecting beauty and grace, but what he got was a mess. Deeming it his responsibility as your boyfriend to help you, he wordlessly borrowed a set of gear and challenges you to a duel. Much to the intrigue of the whole class, they watch intently as the two of you meet each on the piste. Unknowingly to Jumin, everyone there knew that you were messing with him and was just getting ready to kick his butt, they were just watching to see just how badly he gets his ass handed to him.
Behind the headgear, he couldn’t see your smirk, but the moment the two of you began, he knew that he was dealing with a force he had never seen before. Your lunges were perfect, your riposte almost impossible to deflect against. Losing his footing, he trips and falls, giving you the advantage as you loom over him and gently poke his chest with your epee, landing the winning touch. You take off your headgear and smile cheekily at him as you say “your form is atrocious, you’re going to get hurt if you’re not careful.” He laughs loudly as he stands up and admits defeat, this is why he never tries to fix you in the first place.
You were already perfect in his eyes.
As a photographer, V is used to finding the beauty in life, and to him, nothing is more beautiful than you are. He finds you even more beautiful than normal when you are doing something that you love and are passionate about. One of those being fencing, of course. He loved seeing you in action at your matches and has volunteered to be the event photographer for as long as he could still see.
Not only was he always at the competitions, but he was at everything that you did. Practices, picnics, BBQs, team bonding trips, it didn’t matter what, he was always there with his camera. Capturing every moment and posting it on the team’s Facebook page for all to see. Unbeknownst to you, he had also taken pictures of the places that your team has visited, placed together in an artistic collage that he displays proudly in his exhibits as part of his collection that is not for sale. By doing this, he smoothly incorporates a part of your life into his through the only way that he really knows how.
After all, a picture says a thousand words, but there was only three that really stands out amongst all of them.
Working under Jumin and constantly overworked, Jaehee never really has time to attend any of your fencing matches. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know when they are. The morning of a big match, she prepares a healthy breakfast for you before heading off you work, making sure that you get enough protein and energy to make through the matches. She also packs you a lunch that is just as healthy. Right before you match, she would try to call you to cheer you on. If it was during a meeting that she couldn’t get out of, she would leave you a voicemail, apologizing for not calling and wishing you luck on the match.
After you get home from the match (and if she wasn’t being forced to work overtime that day), she would have tea prepared and the two of you would sit on the couch and you would recount your match for her, making her wish that she was there to see all of this in person.
Even though she can’t support you by being physically there, in her heart, she is always right by your side.
Zen had just gotten a new lead role in an upcoming musical. Coincidentally, his character has a scene where they engage in a fencing match with another character. Knowing that you have experience in that realm, he requested that you save a weekend for him where you show him some of the basics to fencing so that he doesn’t look like a fool on stage while trying to portray a talented fencer. Knowing how passionate Zen is about his craft, you decide to help him out.
Despite not doing as well in school, Zen is very studious when it came to learning how to fence and picked up on things pretty quickly, the small session going by with ease and no one got hurt, which was one of your biggest concerns upon accepting Zen’s favor. Having learned a little fencing himself and getting to know more about your passion at the same time, Zen starts to see why you would like it so much and asks you if it would be okay to accompany you to your next practice since he wanted to learn more about this part of your life.
Seven loves the fact that you fence, not because he enjoys going to the matches or anything like that, no, it was along the lines of he loves messing around with your equipment. You always hid it somewhere, but somehow he would always find it. He would put on your headgear and take your foil, running around fighting imaginary foe while you rolled your eyes at his childish antics, feeling like a parent every time you would tell him to put your stuff away and sit down.
Seven wouldn’t listen and would turn to you instead, bellowing about how you were his foe and he must defeat you even though he was in love with you before gently poking you with the tip of the foil. You would cry out in mock pain and his eyes would widen in shock as he thought he actually hurt you and he would drop the foil, falling to his knees and apologizing to you profusely. You would laugh at him and wrap your arms around him.
Until you feel another slightly sharp poke on your side, a snicker Seven wriggling out of your embrace with your foil in hand. There is no way you’re letting him anywhere near a sabre or epee.
Saeran didn’t know much about fencing, but he knew that it involves you being poked with a sword-like object and that didn’t sit well with him at all. He didn’t want to see you get hurt and was very protective about you being in any form of danger whatsoever. He kept asking you questions about fencing, things like “are you sure it doesn’t hurt?” And “is it 100% safe?” Of course you knew that there was a chance that you could get hurt, but they were always just minor cuts and bruises. Still, you didn’t want to tell him that for fear that he might make you stop doing the sport altogether, which was something you were unwilling to do even for him. You reassured him that it was perfectly safe, that the protective gear protects you from harm. Which it does, so you weren’t lying there.
Still suspicious about the whole ordeal, he just simply remarks that if you do get hurt, he would have a nice, little “talk” with your opponent and left it at that. You prayed to whatever being above, for the other person’s sake, with all your heart that you would never get hurt.
You can always count on Yoosung to be at your matches. No matter where they are or what time they’re being held at, he’ll always tag along with you and the team to cheer you on. Whenever he has a big a exam or anything like that, he’ll bring his studying material with him, but he never once touches it as he is too fixated on watching you. Yoosung watches your matches intently and would always ask the coach what was going on, as he didn’t really understand the specifics of the sport. All he knew was that the goal was to land a hit on the opponent, but the rules on how to get from A to B was still a mystery to him. Despite being to every match he could think of, he still couldn’t get the gist of the rules.
He watched in confusion the whole time until the end when the winner was announced and he would stand up to cheer for you loudly when you won (despite the looks he was getting from others around him). When you lost, he would quietly clap for your opponent, before comforting you and telling you how great you were out there, raving about what his favorite part of it was, acting out what he could remember until you started smiling again, which would in turn make him smile as well.
Regarding the localization, I see a lot of people complaining about every single detail that is being changed and it bugs me when people become pathetic because they whine to no end. To be honest, I don't care much about what is being localized since there are bigger things to worry about. The only thing that matters to me is that this is game is enjoyable, which it definitely is. You, on the other hand, seem to show class about all this and I respect you for that. (Sorry if this is too long.)
Thank you! I agree, what’s most important is the fun you get by playing the game.
Very late, but I wanted to get this dang thing finally over and done with ;A; For Day 4 of Voltron Week: Day Off/Vacation. The Paladins have some time off so Allura starts teaching them one of her favorite Altean pastimes: dancing!
Meanwhile Coran… the little princess he took care of is not so little any more, and all these Altean dances bring back memories and it really hits them both that they are the last to pass on their traditions to others…sorry my thoughts got a bit heavy– also! First time drawing Coran!!
I notice everything. And by everything, I literally mean everything. I notice when someone stops hitting me up like they used to. I notice when the way someone talks to me starts changing. I notice the little things that people do, and the little things they used to do. I notice when things change, and when it’s no longer the same. I notice every single little detail. I just don’t say anything.
“The entire time that I was gone I could never completely trust someone. And when that goes on for so long you stop… seeing people for people. You see threats or targets. And when I decided to come home, I… I just didn’t know how to turn that part of me off.”
Aries: show them love even when they are having a mood swing.
Taurus: be loyal, but not clingy. Also, you should pick up on little queues they give you. Like, if they want to be left alone…leave them alone, or if they want to talk…talk. Also, trust Taurus, we are very dependable and trustworthy.
Gemini: have opinions on everything. If they mention something debatable, take the opposing side and have a conversation about the topic. Don’t turn it into an argument tho bc no like arguments.
Cancer: remember little things about them. If you know their favorite brand of marshmallows, you are at least getting a hug.
Leo: accept compliments and have a good self-esteem. But, of course, don’t be a douche.
Virgo: have you shit together.
Libra: tell them EVERYTHING about yourself. They want to know every single detail. Once you trust a libra, they will trust you.
Scorpio: respect their space, their privacy, their belongings, respect THEM.
Sagittarius: be as fun-loving as them. If they want to break into a building, to climb to the roof, at 5am, and they invite you. You should feel honored!!
Capricorn: ambition is to important to caps, and if you have ambition it will obviously impress them. Being able to talk about the future, and goals you wish to accomplish, is great for a conversation with caps.
Aquarius: have an open mind!! Aquarius is not easily influenced, but they are willing to hear a person speak. If you have an open mind, and are able to talk about anything, you will definitely impress an aqua.
Pisces: to be in-tune with your emotions is to be in-tune with your Pisces.