Now let’s talk about Wakanda’s cultural diversity. Having great diversity within Wakanda would be as easy as having a great deal of verried terrain within its borders–but not so fast! The cultures we saw hinted at in the trailer weren’t just diverse, they were reminiscent of damn near every Bantu culture I’ve ever heard tell of. And I’m no expert on Africa–but that probably makes it less likely that every Bantu culture I can identify in a lineup comes from the Great Lakes region, where at least there’d be some sort of natural explanation for these influences bleeding into/out of Wakanda, besides cultural appropriation.

There is only one logical explanation: these are the descendants of refugees.

Find it weird that a country as notoriously isolationist as Wakanda would accept refugees? Well in my last theory about the secret of Wakanda’s success I hypothesized that Wakanda’s isolationism was less THEY’LL TAKE OUR JOOORRRBS! and more the end result of thousands of years of a history in which the rest of the world has literally had nothing to offer them. Conversely, I also theorized that Wakanda can support a population density of ridiculous, so there’s always going to be plenty of “room” in Wakanda.

Cue the Scramble for Africa, AKA Europe competing over who can rape Africa the hardest. Leopold II of Belgium’s brutal regime in Congo alone killed somewhere between ten- and fifteen million people–or in other words, he was somewhere between 91% and 136% as evil as Hitler. Now to be “fair”, he was the worst of the worst as far as I can tell, but still, any time when you can legitimately compare people to Hitler, you’re in a bad place.

Now imagine Wakandans watching all this on Wakandan!CNN. Wakandan leadership very much does not want to get involved–long history has taught them that there is little to no reward in either sticking their necks out for outsiders or even in conquering them (see previous link)–but the people in the street are demanding that they Do Something. So, they open their borders to refugees, announcing it to the world.

Now I imagine they wouldn’t have been able to keep a cap on just how powerful they are, given that up until Europeans show up keeping it hushed up was less an official policy and more just something they did out of habit (see previous link, again), so there would be legends about just how powerful they are. Or maybe they’ve just demonstrated their might by repeatedly repelling European incursions with contemptuous ease. Probably both, combined with the desperate hope of salvation, result in a massive influx of refugees, who then integrate into the native cultures of Wakanda, resulting in the rich Wakandan tapestry we see today.

The implications of this, if true, are huge. The Dora Milaje aren’t just reminiscent of the Dahome warrior women, for example–they are their descendants and heirs, and presumably their ancestors did something that impressed the hell out of a previous king of Wakanda to gain their current Praetorian Guard status. All those echos of other cultures we see aren’t just coincidental or the result of cultural appropriation–they’re legitimate continuations of those cultures, evolved and recombined to deal with a new environment. Wakanda isn’t just an African culture–it’s a true pan-African culture.

So why no non-Bantu? Are the Wakandans just racist? (That would be the proper word, BTW–racism may be prejudice and power, but Wakanda has all the power in their dealings with anyone else.) I doubt it. They have little reason to value dark-skinned barbarians over light-skinned ones, and besides, there’s an explanation that’s more consistent with what I’ve been theorizing so far. Wakanda’s not doing anything to get the refugees to their borders, just accepting those who show up. Obviously it’s going to be easier for people from other places in Africa to reach them than people from beyond.

And in the modern day (I’m assuming they never ended such a clearly successful policy), they’ve probably got a reputation for being extremely weird. Highly suspicious how there’s no tourism allowed, no outside scientists or reporters allowed in, no news gets out, and no one who is allowed in is ever heard from again. Really, might as well leave out a door mat that says WELCOME TO WAKANDA! WE’RE NOT CANNIBALS–PROMISE! at that point. Presumably people do risk it, anyway, but non-Africans would be a very small minority of the population as a result.

Furthermore, while I’d never say that their attitude towards the rest of the world was good (I’ve only been saying it’s understandable and probably unavoidable, given their circumstances and probable history), the fact that it hasn’t really changed implies that they’re doing the right kind of multiculturalism–the kind where you’re open to new ideas, allow them to spread and flourish and enrich your culture, but hold onto your core values and the institutions that are dear to you.

Okay, there’s something about Voltron that I’ve been pondering for awhile and I strongly feel the need to point this out because I have yet to see anyone else do it.

Haggar is voiced by Cree Summer (one of my favorite voice actresses of all time, but I digress) and in the Belly of the Weblum episode we hear Cree Summer’s voice again, as the mascot Weblum for Coran’s video.

The reason this happened can only logically be one of two reasons.

1. They just got Cree Summer to voice a second character which is a common thing to do, and heck the lady can do a lot of different voices.

Oooor

2. Haggar knew Coran when they were both younger, and somehow she got pulled into putting on the weblum costume to do his instructional video, and frankly I’m hoping that is the case because that is freaking hilarious.  She probably thinks this video got destroyed, so just imagine her rage upon learning that not only does it still exist but the paladins, her enemy, have seen this.

This is my new headcanon and no way can take this away from me.

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: if Helen from drake and josh is the principal of Hollywood Arts in victorious, then that means that Victorious and Drake and Josh are set in the same universe. why then does Cat reference an episode of Drake and Josh in "Who did it to Trina?"? tori even says the name of the show! also, it is obvious that iCarly and Victorious are set in the same universe, considering they cross over in iParty with Victorious, and Sam and Cat have a sitcom of their own. so does that mean that tori vega has an exact double, considering Victoria Justice was on iCarly before as Shelby Marx? Also, in an episode of Zoey 101, Quinn and Lola are seen on iCarly.com, indicating that that too is the same universe. but Lola is played by Victoria Justice as well! so there are three clones in this universe! but wait there's more!! both miranda cosgrove and jenette mccurdy were featured in (separate) episodes of Zoey 101, so do they have doubles as well?? and if drake and josh is in fact the same universe as victorious, which is the same universe as iCarly and Zoey 101, then that means Megan Parker is yet another clone! how then do we see Carly and Spencer watching Drake and Josh in the pranking episode? they watch a supposedly fictional TV show starring doubles of themselves, but WE know that this "fictional" TV show is set in their universe. i need answers!
So. Healing Powers.

I know, I know, the Homeworld political intrigue is pretty freaking cool. Rose was endorsed, and/or possibly impersonated?? By a diamond??? Crazy stuff. But I wanted to take a slight detour from that and take a look at Steven/Rose’s cool reviving power.

To start, let’s think of the ramifications of Lars’ new hue. He doesn’t feel tired, hungry, or physically limited in any way, even denying food after having “not eaten in days”, according to Steven. His heartbeat is notably slow, and if you go back and listen, it’s not your typical two beats–it’s one. I’m not sure what that means, but–and I’m just spitballing here–it could mean that Lars and Lion are, in fact, a kind of zombie. No, not your “rrrraaagh brains” zombie, but for all intents and purposes, Lars and Lion aren’t strictly… alive. They’re just kinda… magic’d into peudo-life. Whatever that means. The details of Lars’ new state are pretty fuzzy from here–we’re kinda in some new territory. 

So here, have a couple fun theories that may or may not be right!

-Lars will end up getting sweet portal powers. Lion can create them, and has presumably been through the same process as Lars. Perhaps this is how Lars and the Off Color gems get back to Earth? Or will Lars get other cool powers?

-Lars could possibly be–unless killed again–immortal. Yeah, this one’s kindof a stretch, but we don’t really know how old Lion is. If he’s been around for millennia, then Lars could live that long too. If not, then we just won’t know until Rebecca confirms it somehow. 

And finally, check out this cool thing I noticed (and you probably did too):

Notice the trees? They correspond with where their revived being lives. Lion’s tree is one you’d find in the savanna, and Lars’ is one you’d find in Beach City. Besides being a cool little detail, it might be another little glimpse at how this “pocket dimension” works.

Anyway, that’s my two cents on this whole thing. If I’m missing any cool little pieces of evidence or if anyone else has something to add, feel free to add on!

blessedharlot  asked:

How do you feel the events of Guardians 1 and Thanos' rship with Gamora play into your very cool 6-stone-revenge-for-6-original-Avengers theory? Will Thanos have some separate punishment planned for the Guardians?

Well, in the comics, after Thanos assembles the Gauntlet and kills have of the sentient life in the universe and then battles and kills all of the Avengers and same with the Elders it reaches a point where only one left is Nebula. With no one left to really challenge him Thanos realizes that a universe without challenge is pretty dull so he makes himself go non-corporeal, to go be at one with the cosmos. While he is off doing this Nebula gets the Gauntlet and resets the universe, undoing everything Thanos did while in possession of the Gauntlet so I think they’re setting up something similar, only this time it might be more of a revenge/redemption story for Nebula AND Gamora then the comics. I mean, they’ve certainly set it up that way, I feel. In the comics Nebula and Thanos had a bit of a different backstory, so in the MCU the stakes will be a bit more personal. But I do feel Nebula and Gamora are going to get their moment, definitely.

When Mrs. Norris is temporarily paralyzed after indirectly seeing the basilisk in Chamber Of Secrets and Filch at first believes she’s been killed, he breaks down into violent sobs. That is not how a grown man, particularly one as usually heartless as Filch, reacts to a dead cat. Once he finds out she’s only been petrified, he still viciously attacks Harry, who he believes to be responsible. No one outside of a Cathy comic has ever loved a cat more than Argus Filch.

But it actually gets weirder. To say that Mrs. Norris is an exceptionally smart cat would be like saying Superman is an exceptionally strong dude. Filch and Mrs. Norris often work as a team, patrolling different areas of the castle for misbehaving students. Getting caught by Mrs. Norris is as bad as getting caught by Filch, because she will fetch him straight away. This means that Mrs. Norris has memorized the school’s rules, understands them, and recognizes when a student is breaking them. In the first book, Hagrid tells Harry and Ron that he suspects Filch has trained Mrs. Norris to follow him specifically. You’ll recognize all of these as things cats can’t do. (It’s been theorized that Mrs. Norris might be part Kneazle, a cat-like magical creature with superfeline intelligence, but Rowling has shot it down.) She also shows up on the Marauder’s Map, while other animals don’t. It’s almost like she’s a person in the body of a cat in a magical universe where that exact thing can definitely happen.

The Untold Story Behind The Hogwarts Cat

Ok so i have this theory. You know when Dean and Cas look at each other for a long time and Cas makes the little cute confused face. I can’t find a good gif but he does the little head tilt and squinty eyes thing. Anyway, in one episode with Claire, Cas tells Claire that he can not only sense prayers, but can sense a longing too. My theory is that when Cas and Dean are making intense eye contact, Cas can sense the longing and even lust that Dean feels towards him. That’s why he looks confused, because he’s trying to work out why Dean is longing for him.

Guys the past twelve years of my life just made sense

We all know Sozin’s plan and “the avatar is the Fire Nation’s greatest threat” blah blah blah but listen. Twelve years after Roku died, Sozin attack the Air Nomads. He thought he killed the Avatar. Then where did he send troops? The Southern Water Tribe. The avatar was to be born of water next. They didn’t bother with the Northern Water Tribe until 100 years later when Zhao went ape shit, I think that they stopped because they knew Aang was hiding somewhere. Where was their third target? The Earth Kingdom, more specifically, Ba Sing Se, the heart of the Earth Kingdom. My friend asked me when we were watching AtLA “they know that if they kill Aang that the avatar will just be reborn, right?” So then I thought of the Red Lotus from Korra, their plan was to kill her in the Avatar State to end the cycle. Sozin wasn’t stupid, and Sozin’s best friend was the Avatar. He would have known that the Avatar would just be reborn. So why didn’t he try to end the cycle like Zaheer? I’m like 100% certain that Fire Lord Sozin’s ORIGINAL plan was to go through the other three nations, the order of the cycle, killing any benders that could be the avatar. He was trying to cheat his way through the cycle to get another Fire Nation Avatar. He even made a point to Roku that the Avatar and the Fire Lord could, in fact, take over the world. He needed a new Avatar to mold to help him take over the world.

I know this storyboard was revealed ages ago, but I hadn’t really stopped to think about it (MariChat being the love square’s ship variation that I am the least interested in). 

Now I’m just restless about this uncertainty about when will the second ML season will be premiered!!! @notthomasastruc @officialmiraculousladybug @miraculous-zag

Firing the Nalu Canon a Bit Prematurely... ButScrewit

OKAY! Everyone is talking about this ONE MAGIC stuff right. Well Zeref says:

The Magic that overcomes ALL MAGIC. But Lucy had a theory:

Which makes sense seeing as the mages get more powerful when they are emotional. I don’t know about you, but Lucy seems to have a better understanding about Magic than Zeref cus he’s fukin shit up left and right over here.

(It’s not his fault he just wanted to save his family and he’s been alive for way too long and the Mavis went all X_X on him and he just doesn’t want to be tortured by Acnologia for eternity and I just want to hug him, etc…)

HOWEVER!

Does anyone remember back in chapter 478 when Mavis was all:

Pause to stare at this perfect little family.

THEN she makes Lucy come to her and gives her END:

Like, she makes Lucy leave Natsu, gives her the book, then goes to Natsu and Zeref…Whatcha doin Mavis?

THEN she tells Zeref she knows how to save him:

Anyone else think this is proof it’s Nalu? Natsu is END and I think he will be the downfall of Zeref, but not in the way Zeref thinks, by killing him. Instead I think Lucy’s love for Natsu (and vise versa) and saving him will break the curse on Zeref and he will be mortal.

(I totally want to say then Mavis and Zeref can be together..but I have a feeling they both are going to die and be together that way because they are pretty done with living right about now.)

I mean I get it’s the love between the guild and friends and shit. BUT THE NALU IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE!

Mavis has been sitting on this information for a good 50+ chapters…and now Lucy’s writing in Natsu’s book and I’m not okay!

Originally posted by peaceisthenewhappy

That is all.

Theory on the Future Fate of the Blue Lion

 First off, if you haven’t seen the new reboot of Voltron or listened to the SDCC Voltron panel, let me warn you that this post will contain some spoilers so stop reading right now and go watch Voltron. 

Ready? Okay, here we go.

Now I know that ever since season one of Voltron has ended, the growing fandom of Voltron has been producing A LOT of theories of what season two will bring us. And the trailer for season two has only doubled the hype for the upcoming season and for the fan theories. 

The two theories that seem to dominate the Voltron tag are definitely the theory that Keith is either a Galra/Human hybrid or Galra/Altrean hybrid (seriously this theory has pretty much taken control over all Voltron art and fanfiction in the last few weeks) and the second theory is that Shiro will either by killed off like his forgotten 80′s Norwegian brother Sven (rest in peace dear Holgersson) or be captured for long period of time allowing Keith or Allura to take over the Black Lion. (Though this theory begs the question that is Keith has to lead Voltron and pilot the Black Lion to do so does that mean Lance will take over the Red and Allura pilot the Blue? Will Keith have to give Lance his precious red jacket? Will Lance grow a 80′s mullet too? This theory brings up so many questions)

Both these theories are awesome and have pumped up a lot of great material from the fandom so far and will probably continue to do so until season two comes around later this year.

However, there’s been a theory mulling around in my head for a while now and so far, I haven’t really seen any other fan pick up on it. And since I have no one to discuss this with, I’m going to lay it all out right here for you Voltron fandom!

As the title of this post suggest, this theory revolves around the Blue Lion which automatically means a lot of it is going to deal with this guy:


 Why so scared? Not every Voltron theory is filled with angst and- oh fuck, nevermind.

Yes, while the most fandom are biting their nails over the fates of poor alien Keith and the possible death/capture/brainwashing of Tadashi- oh nevermind that’s Sven- I mean Shiro- I’m sitting in my isolated corner of outlandish theories mentally preparing myself over the possible horrendous fate that could possibly await our favorite Blue Paladin.

But “Why?” you, anonymous tumblr user, will ask.What solid clue can be found in season one that could possibly hint that anything bad could happen to Lance and the Blue Lion in the coming seasons?

Well, simple. It all begins with this lines right here:

                 Foreshadowing or too much Film Theorists? Probably the former                                 but who cares, I’m finishing this post.

Even when I first watched the series the first time around, this line always stuck out to me. I know it’s supposed to lead to a snappy argument with Keith to lighten the area on the serious mood of the scene, but it still felt a bit odd.

Then I began to wonder if it might foreshadow to something coming later in the series. Many of the writers of the new Voltron reboot have written stuff for The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra- both series that have been known to plan ahead and leave foreshadowing to future events in small ways so I wouldn’t put it past the team of Voltron to do the same.

So, the question is, will Lance’s mind because fused with a giant ship in the future? Perhaps with with one…..

     Yeah, stop smiling Blue, this theory doesn’t really end well for you.

Of course, since Blue technically already has her own sentiment mind, this couldn’t work unless something were to happen to the Blue Lion that would make her lose the Quintessence, the life form, that allows her to be more than a plain machine….

….Something along the lines of Zarkon destroying one of the lions as a last ditch effort to prevent Voltron from ever being used against him. 

Because damn it if he can’t have his Voltron action figure than nobody should get the Voltron action figure.

But seriously, wouldn’t this be the best plan all together if everything else fails?Why waste all the time and resources trying to steal the lions when he can just destroy one of them and prevent the so-called ultimate weapon from being used against him in the first place? He was doing an okay job of conquering the universe without the Voltron for the last 10,000 years. 

But why the Blue Lion you of little faith ask? If that’s his last ditch plan, then he could destroy any of them to make it work.

Well you’re right- there is no solid evidence to support the idea that it would be the Blue Lion could be destroyed or permanently damaged if these theory plays out. 

But from a writer’s standpoint, if any of the Lions’ were to be killed or damaged, the one that would hit most with the audience probably be Blue.

Look at it this way- who was the lion that the main characters, and we as an audience first met?

                                             Love at first sight.

That’s right. It was Blue. And by all accords, she is the lion that we spend the most time with solo on screen. We get to see more of her personality and grow attached to her at the same time as the main characters to. She is the Lion we, as an audience, have the most emotional attachment to. If anything were to happen to the lions, it would hit the hardest if it happened to Blue. 

And you can bet that the writers did that on purpose.

              How dare they make me feel emotions for this giant robot cat.

So Zarkon destroys Blue to make forming Voltron impossible. Maybe he absorbs her quintessence to make himself more powerful just as he did with that one planet. So her mechanical body may still be somewhat intact, but her lifeform that makes her a living being is gone. She is a lifeless shell. But of course, Lance, her pilot, would share the same Quintessence as Blue. What if, as the ultimate sacrifice, Lance will give up his own Quintessence, his very life force, and fuse with the Blue Lion, thus in a way, becoming the Blue Lion himself?

                                        Oh look Blue! We’re a match!

But, you argue, could this be possible? Making an AI out of memories like with Alfor and the Castle Ship is one thing, but Lance literally becoming the next Blue Lion? Impossible! Nay! Nay!

Don’t worry, I’d be “naying” in disbelief with all of you if I hadn’t realized that we’ve been watching organic beings becoming sentient warships (aka the Robeasts) throughout the entire first season. Haggar and druids have doing this since the very beginning. For example:

This guy

became this asshole

And Haggar’s weird pet lizard

became a digimon I’m pretty sure

Based on this evidence, I’m pretty sure the Lions of Voltron probably all used to be actual organic beings at one point in time before becoming literal weapons to protect the universe.  Haggar and her druids probably rediscovered this same magic to create their own Voltron Lion wannabes.

But if this theory comes true and Lance does sacrifice himself to become the next Blue Lion, then the question is, who would be the next Blue Paladin?

The answer of course, for those who have watched the original series is….

                                Literally fuck anyone who just said Sven. 

Yes Princess Allura. Who else? Blue is literally one of the key colors that represents her in the series. And I don’t think it is just a coincidence that out of all the paladins it was Lance that Allura first saw when she woke up from her 10,000 year long sleep.

I’m going to ride you one day…And not in the way you’re thinking about, pervert.

You would think that the writers would have had Allura fall into Keith’s arms (who was her love interest in the past series) or maybe Shiro’s (since there seems to be some hinting of romance between them), but no, she falls into Lance’s arms, thus already starting the connection between future pilot and lion.

So there you have it folks! I’ve just tossed in my theory for what might happen in the future of the series. Of course, this is all just plain, fun speculation! And whether you agree with it or not, I’d love to hear what you think about it!

Character Analysis and Theories On Oh Sangwoo

-Sangwoo has been shown to have signs of bipolar disorder throughout the series, his emotions changing on whims, extremely irritable, having sex without thinking. His family seemed to not been stable throughout his childhood most likely causing him not having access to proper medication or therapy for the condition 

-he has shown to have obvious trust issues when it comes to other people through out the series most likely stemming from the abuse from his father and possibly his mother

-he is shown to have some DEFINITE mommy issues throughout the series, which has led me to believe his mother may have sexually abused him when he was a child.

-I think that his mother may have sexually abused him in his past due to how he seems to connect sex with the women he murders. He could see the women he sleeps with as something he looks down upon.

-Sexual abuse victims tend to relive the experience through the contact they were forced into as a child, hence the sexual connections to his mother each time he gets turned on or has sex, while Jieun and Sangwoo were having sex he sucks on her breast and comments on how it reminds him of breast feeding. during the second sexual encounter between bum and sangwoo, sangwoo comments on how being under bums shirt reminded him on how it felt or reminded him of how it was like warm like moms belly then asks bum to give him oral.

-Sexual abuse victims also tend to feel as if they’ve lost control over themselves and their own actions causing him to break victims legs and eventually commit the murders of the women he had kidnapped feeling as if he’s regained control over himself and the people he’s around. His craving for control over things is also shown during the card game where he had told the two they had to play for their lives, then decided to give Bum the unfair advantage, so he would know and had control over who won the game. He comments on how the man shoved his dick in his face, and in the panel where that happens its obvious he’s uncomfortable, its most likely due to his lack of power/control in the situation.

-In the comic it shows sangwoo slowly opening up to Bum and showing him his more vulnerable side. after forcing him to go through numerous tasks to show he was worth Sangwoos trust. When he believes Bum has run off and left him he breaks down, remembering the two kissing and curses loudly feeling like he had been used and taken advantage of. 

-When he had thought bum ran off he also began to remember the twos sexual moments then spoke to himself saying “i wont forgive you” multiple times the strangled the pole, hallucinating it as his mother, then grows an erection.


-When Sangwoo takes a handful of the cake the two had gotten after Bum explains how he was abused in his past, it could be seen as sangwoo ignored how bum was feeling but theres a large chance that sangwoo wasn’t sure how to react due to his own past with sexual abuse and tried to push it off to the side, therefore the extremely rash decision to shove his hand into the cake itself instead of waiting for it to finish thawing stating the cake tastes good frozen too.

-bum goes on to explain his past with sexual abuse, telling sangwoo how his uncle had raped him when he was younger and how he was too scared to say anything to anyone. Sangwoo replies with how he finds Bum “disgusting” and how it was consensual because he didn’t say anything to stop him. I think he reacted this way because he was starting to see bum in his own sexual light without correlating him with his mother and he was hurt because he had thought Bum was a virgin and he was going to be the first man to have sex with him

-I think sangwoo is slowly becoming more and more empathetic and reckless with his emotions, he used to be very clean and precise with his killings but we see in chapter 22 we see an apple that was left behind where Sangwoo buried all the bodies of those he’s killed, i think he was too busy messing with Bum that he didn’t notice the fact he left the apple there

-I think sangwoo was trying to show bum that he can hurt others instead of himself in chapter 22 he told Bum he didn’t have to be sad about what he did because he did it for himself. When bum cut himself not only do i think he felt bad about what he had done but I think sangwoo realized that he wouldn’t be able to change him.

dual feature alien tech (shiro’s arm as a subjugation tool)

(caps credited to @xtokyoshinjuu, except for one kinda shitty one of Shiro’s hand taken by me)

so something that’s been bothering me for ages is why on earth takashi shirogane, who was a prisoner of the galra, has such an incredibly badass weapon installed as a limb by his captors.

More specifically: why is he able to use this arm against the Galra at all?

We don’t know much about Shiro’s arm, as Shiro himself doesn’t remember its installation or what it’s even capable of until most of the way through the first episode.  What we do know is:

  • it’s the work of the druids, which seem to be the Galra magicians, of which Haggar is one
  • it has incredible cutting force, to the tune of cutting holes into ship hulls that are six inches thick
  • it can act as a power source for galra tech
  • it grants shiro access to lots of galra information and passage through locked doors

This is a ridiculously powerful weapon. 

there’s a lot fan theories floating around about him being intended as a double-agent, about his being brainwashed into being a galra soldier, etc etc - and these are all really great theories with a lot of canon evidence to back it up. Haggar outright states he ‘could have been [the Galra’s] greatest weapon’, so he was never meant to just be gladiator entertainment.  How far that ended up going, we just don’t know.

But let’s rewind for a second. Even if Shiro was brainwashed or mind-controlled into being a force of evil for the Galra, did they seriously gift an unknown alien with this incredibly powerful weapon installed into his body and just trust him to never use it against them? Because it’s obvious throughout the series that the Galra have no way to stop Shiro from using his arm as he pleases.  He faces off directly with Sendak and Haggar and neither of them have any way to remotely or otherwise turn off his arm (and it’s implied that Haggar is the one that gave it to him).

the short answer is: no, of course they didn’t.

The long answer is: Shiro’s arm was probably granted a lot of cool shit in exchange for doubling as a shock collar - but something lets Shiro overpower its effect in episode 1.

The first time Shiro’s arm does the Glowy Thing is most of the way through episode 1, when Shiro and Pidge are about to fight some Galra soldiers.

Which is a total (unpleasant) surprise to Shiro, because it causes him so much pain that he falls to his knees.

(save him! D:)

okay, but take a look at that weird black-purple energy around his hand.  What the hell is that?

Well: we don’t know.  Shiro fights it for a few upsetting seconds and then he seems to get control and straighten his hand; the black stuff dissipates.

And Shiro gets up and kicks Galra android ass.

(and back to where this post started.)

This never happens again.  Shiro is able to activate it at will from this point onwards, and it never appears to hurt him to do so.  Importantly, it also never activates against Shiro’s will.

This first time is an aberration:

  1. his arm activates without Shiro actively willing it and
  2. it hurts him when it does.

I think we’re seeing the arm’s secondary function in action: specifically, it’s acting as a shock collar. When Shiro goes to fight his Galra captors, the arm activates on its own and causes him pain, incapacitating him and leaving Shiro defenseless against being subdued.

However, whatever was causing the arm to activate against Shiro’s will is something Shiro is able to fight against and, in this moment, finally break (as represented by the black energy around his hand).  Also, the delightful irony is that if the arm did not have this shock collar effect, Shiro might not have ever realized what his arm was capable of.  His memories are still largely fragmented.

In conclusion: In ep 1, I think Shiro broke the safety lock on his Galra arm, and the Galra spend all of season 1 paying for it.

(also we should all appreciate that Shiro was prepared to go up against several galra android soldiers with nothing but his bare fists, as he had no idea about his Extra Features.  What a guy.)

The Dark Truth About The Scooby Doo Universe

Yes this is a serious thought that I want to share.
I think I figured out something pretty cool about the scooby doo universe.

Originally posted by watxhing

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By Patrick Dixon

It’s all Harry’s fault. Well, partially. I suppose Voldemort can be saddled with an equal portion of the blame. The point is, the Dursleys were just minding their own business when a horcrux was dumped on their doorstep. For the next decade it proceeded to warp their minds, turning them from your garden variety insufferable human beings into horrible, heartless monsters. The fact that they survived such prolonged horcrux exposure without delving into insanity or abandoning a helpless child only solidifies their place among the pantheon of noble and virtuous heroes in the Harry Potter universe.


*Mic drop*


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*Pics up mic, taps gently*

Feedback on this post has been better than I had hoped, and I want to thank all the people who have purveyed and debated this theory. Some of you love it, some of you hate it, but you’re all talking about it and that’s pretty cool. 

There have been a few complaints, however, that the above description comes across as insensitive, and strongly promotes abuse apologism. I have addressed a few of you personally on the matter, but I feel this is an opportune time to reach out to anyone else who might’ve taken offense to my commentary.

Allow me to state for the record that the above description was intended to be read as satire. I do not honestly believe Harry is responsible for the abuse he suffered, nor do I seriously consider the Dursleys to be noble and virtuous heroes. No child is to blame for any form of abuse they suffer.

It was never my intention to bring emotional distress upon anyone, and I apologize to all who were offended by my comments.

Thank you, and Happy Tumbling. :)